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  1. Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

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    The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study is a longitudinal study established in the 1990s by Cancer Council Victoria to investigate prospectively the role of diet and other lifestyle factors in cancer.

  2. Physics in Melbourne

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    Home, R. W.

    2005-12-01

    I survey highlights of the practice of physics and allied sciences in Melbourne,Australia, from the 1850s, soon after Europeans first settled in the area, to the present. I note recognizable sites of past and current physical-science activity that may be visited, as well as exhibits of historic items of physics apparatus. I trace the role of physics, in the course of a century and a half, in the evolution of a pioneering settlement into a large city embedded in a modern industrial economy.

  3. MELBOURNE HIGH SCHOOL PILOT STUDY.

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    BESVINICK, SIDNEY L.; CRITTENDEN, JOHN

    TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE GRADUATES OF MELBOURNE HIGH SCHOOL, IN BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, WERE SUFFICIENTLY DIFFERENT FROM GRADUATES OF ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL IN THE SAME DISTRICT TO WARRANT FURTHER RESEARCH, A PILOT STUDY WAS CONDUCTED. MELBOURNE HAS RECEIVED ACCLAIM FOR ITS NONGRADED, CONTINUOUS PROGRESS, INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM AND FOR THE NUMEROUS…

  4. 76 FR 70532 - Release of Airport Property: Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL

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    2011-11-14

    The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties totaling 22.15 acres at the Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, Florida from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Melbourne, dated August 6, 1947. The release of property will allow the Melbourne Airport Authority to dispose of......

  5. Bilingual Advertising in Melbourne Chinatown

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    Chen, Sherry Yong

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores the function of bilingual advertising by analyzing a case study of bilingual advertising in the Chinatown of Melbourne, Australia. The use of bilingual advertising in an immigrant setting differentiates itself from those in Asian settings where English is not used by dominant proportion of speakers in the society, and this…

  6. Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne Introduction to graph theory

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    ©Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne Introduction to graph theory Graphs Size and weak components Centrality for directed graphs Some special directed graphs ©Department of Psychology,6),(6,7)} 4 5 6 7 #12;©Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne Size and order The size of G

  7. 76 FR 70532 - Release of Airport Property: Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL

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    2011-11-14

    ... Federal Aviation Administration Release of Airport Property: Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne... 6, 1947. The release of property will allow the Melbourne Airport Authority to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located on the north side of the...

  8. The Ecology of Minority Languages in Melbourne

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    Bradshaw, Julie

    2013-01-01

    Melbourne's linguistic and cultural diversity has continually changed in response to global economic forces and shifting patterns of war and conflict. Immigrant and refugee communities have arrived with different skills, educational and professional profiles, and cultural and religious values. The ecological niches of three contrasting…

  9. Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Melbourne, Australia

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    19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Melbourne, Australia 8-11 December 2014 Use of an Air is examined as a method to reduce convective losses from a heated cavity. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD loss mechanisms all lower the thermal performance of the high-temperature cavity receiver. This study

  10. Melbourne Automobile Emissions Study Donald H. Stedman and Yi Zhang

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    Denver, University of

    Melbourne Automobile Emissions Study Donald H. Stedman and Yi Zhang Department of Chemistry island. The raw data from Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Ltd and Victorian Automobile Chamber of the automobile emissions in Melbourne, Australia. Comparisons of the emission characteristics between

  11. New geophysical views of Mt.Melbourne Volcano (East Antarctica)

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    Armadillo, E.; Gambetta, M.; Ferraccioli, F.; Corr, H.; Bozzo, E.

    2009-05-01

    Mt. Melbourne volcano is located along the transition between the Transantarctic Mountains and the West Antarctic Rift System. Recent volcanic activity is suggested by the occurrence of blankets of pyroclastic pumice and scoria fall around the eastern and southern flanks of Mt Melbourne and by pyroclastic layers interbedded with the summit snows. Geothermal activity in the crater area of Mount Melbourne may be linked to the intrusion of dykes within the last 200 years. Geophysical networks suggest that Mount Melbourne is a quiescent volcano, possibly characterised by slow internal dynamics. During the 2002-2003 Italian Antarctic campaign a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey was performed within the TIMM (Tectonics and Interior of Mt. Melbourne area) project. This helicopter-borne survey was flown at low-altitude and in drape-mode configuration (305 m above terrain) with a line separation less than 500 m. Our new high-resolution magnetic maps reveal the largely ice-covered magmatic and tectonic patters in the Mt. Melbourne volcano area. Additionally, in the frame of the UK-Italian ISODYN-WISE project (2005-06), an airborne ice-sounding radar survey was flown. We combine the sub-ice topography with images and models of the interior of Mt. Melbourne volcano, as derived from the high resolution aeromagnetic data and land gravity data. Our new geophysical maps and models also provide a new tool to study the regional setting of the volcano. In particular we re-assess whether there is geophysical evidence for coupling between strike-slip faulting, the Terror Rift, and Mount Melbourne volcano.

  12. This article was downloaded by:[University of Melbourne] On: 5 September 2007

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    McFadden, Geoff

    . Gilson a ; D. R. A. Hill b a Plant Cell Biology Research Centre, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia b School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia Online. GILSON ~ AND D. R. A. HILL~ 1Plant Cell BiologyResearchCentre, Schoolof Botany, University of Melbourne

  13. This article was downloaded by:[University of Melbourne] On: 5 September 2007

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    McFadden, Geoff

    ; Geoffrey I. McFadden a a Plant Cell Biology Research Centre, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052, Australia. b School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3052, Australia. c Cell Biology Research Centre, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052, Australia

  14. Language Attitudes in the Second Generation Japanese Group in Melbourne.

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    Nasu, Tsuneo

    This study investigated language attitudes and Japanese language maintenance among a group of second-generation Japanese in Melbourne (Australia). Subjects were 66 Japanese high school students (second-generation) attending Japanese-language schools and 109 Japanese mothers (first-generation) self-identified as Japanese-identity,…

  15. Selling University Reform: The University of Melbourne and the Press

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    Potts, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    Since the advent of the "Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings" and the "Academic Rankings of World Universities" by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, some Australian universities have become especially concerned with being ranked among the 100 leading universities. The University of Melbourne, Australia's second oldest…

  16. Australian Solar Council Solar 2012 conference, Melbourne. Estimation of Uncertainty in Automated Heliostat Alignment

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    heliostats can be achieved by accepting lower precision in manufacture and installation. Automated alignmentAustralian Solar Council Solar 2012 conference, Melbourne. Estimation of Uncertainty in Automated the cost of solar-thermal central tower systems by reducing the cost of the heliostat field. Lower-cost

  17. Heat stress during the Black Saturday event in Melbourne, Australia

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    Jacobs, Stephanie J.; Vihma, Timo; Pezza, Alexandre B.

    2015-06-01

    The Black Saturday bushfire event of February 7, 2009, devastated the state of Victoria, Australia, resulting in 173 deaths. On this day, the maximum temperature in Melbourne (state capital of Victoria, population 4 million people) exceeded 46 °C, there were wind gusts of over 80 km h-1 and the relative humidity dropped below 5 %. We investigated the severe meteorological conditions of Black Saturday and the risk of heat stress and dehydration for the residents of Melbourne. This was through the analysis of weather station data, air pollution data, the apparent temperature (AT) and the COMfort FormulA human energy budget model. A very strong pressure gradient caused hot and dry air to be advected to Melbourne from the desert interior of Australia creating the extreme weather conditions. The AT showed that on Black Saturday, heat stress conditions were present, though underrepresented due to assumptions in the AT formula. Further investigation into the human energy budget revealed that the conditions required a sweating rate of 1.4 kg h-1 to prevent heat accumulation into the body. If sweating stopped, hyperthermia could occur in 15 min. Sensitivity tests indicated that the dry air and strong winds on Black Saturday helped to release latent heat, but the required sweating rate was virtually unattainable for an average person and would result in intense dehydration. Air particulates were at dangerous concentrations in Melbourne on Black Saturday, further intensifying the stresses to the human body. In the future, we recommend that the AT is not used as a thermal comfort measure as it underestimates the physical stress people experience.

  18. Heat stress during the Black Saturday event in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Jacobs, Stephanie J; Vihma, Timo; Pezza, Alexandre B

    2015-06-01

    The Black Saturday bushfire event of February 7, 2009, devastated the state of Victoria, Australia, resulting in 173 deaths. On this day, the maximum temperature in Melbourne (state capital of Victoria, population 4 million people) exceeded 46 °C, there were wind gusts of over 80 km h(-1) and the relative humidity dropped below 5 %. We investigated the severe meteorological conditions of Black Saturday and the risk of heat stress and dehydration for the residents of Melbourne. This was through the analysis of weather station data, air pollution data, the apparent temperature (AT) and the COMfort FormulA human energy budget model. A very strong pressure gradient caused hot and dry air to be advected to Melbourne from the desert interior of Australia creating the extreme weather conditions. The AT showed that on Black Saturday, heat stress conditions were present, though underrepresented due to assumptions in the AT formula. Further investigation into the human energy budget revealed that the conditions required a sweating rate of 1.4 kg h(-1) to prevent heat accumulation into the body. If sweating stopped, hyperthermia could occur in 15 min. Sensitivity tests indicated that the dry air and strong winds on Black Saturday helped to release latent heat, but the required sweating rate was virtually unattainable for an average person and would result in intense dehydration. Air particulates were at dangerous concentrations in Melbourne on Black Saturday, further intensifying the stresses to the human body. In the future, we recommend that the AT is not used as a thermal comfort measure as it underestimates the physical stress people experience. PMID:25172086

  19. Thoracic sympathetic nerve reconstruction for compensatory hyperhidrosis: the Melbourne technique

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    Hensman, Chris; Leong, James

    2014-01-01

    Background Compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH) is a potential complication following endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) in the management of primary hyperhidrosis. CH is considered a permanent condition with significant psychosocial impacts but with few treatment options. Various reversal surgical techniques, aimed at reconstituting sympathetic pathways, have been developed but results have been inconsistent. Objective We present two case reports of a novel technique of reversal surgery, the Melbourne technique, which was employed to treat severe CH that developed within 3-5 months following ETS. Both patients were followed-up to 8 years. Methods The Melbourne technique employs an endoscopic approach to expose previously sympathectomized or sympathotomized thoracic sympathetic chains. In these two cases it was performed on the right side only. Instead of an interpositional nerve graft, an autogenous vein graft was simultaneously harvested and used as a nerve conduit to bridge the secondary nerve defect after neuroma excision. Long-term outcomes were assessed using the dermatology life quality index (DLQI) and the quality of life (QoL) questionnaires, which are validated for hyperhidrosis. Results In both cases, patients reported postoperative improvements in QoL scores. However, the improvement was more marked in one case compared with the other. There were no significant immediate and long-term postoperative complications. Conclusions The Melbourne technique shows promise as an alternative to interpositional nerve grafts or nerve transfers employed in other endoscopic reversal surgeries for CH. PMID:25333020

  20. AFFILIATIONS: EBERT--Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia; JANOWIAK--NOAA/Climate

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    Ebert, Beth

    AFFILIATIONS: EBERT--Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia; JANOWIAK of Meteorology Research Centre, GPO Box 1289, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia E-mail: e-1-47 In final form 6 July 2006 ©2007 American Meteorological Society The accuracy of daily rainfall estimates

  1. A simple heat alert system for Melbourne, Australia

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    Nicholls, Neville; Skinner, Carol; Loughnan, Margaret; Tapper, Nigel

    2008-05-01

    A simple heat alert system, based solely on predicted maximum and minimum daily temperatures, has been developed for the city of Melbourne in southeast Australia. The system is based upon a demonstration that, when mean daily temperature exceeds a threshold of 30°C (mean of today’s maximum temperature and tonight’s minimum temperature), the average daily mortality of people aged 65 years or more is about 15-17% greater than usual. Similar numbers of excess deaths also occur when daily minimum temperatures exceed 24°C (increases of 19-21% over expected death rate), so a heat alert system based solely on this widely available weather forecast variable is also feasible. No strong signal of excess heat-related deaths appears when the data are stratified using daily maximum temperatures. This may be because in Melbourne some days with very high maximum temperatures will be affected by the passage of cool changes and cold fronts in the afternoon, leading to a rapid drop in temperature (i.e., some days with high maximum temperatures will not continue to be hot throughout the day and into the evening). A single day with temperatures exceeding the thresholds noted above is sufficient to cause this increase in mortality, rather than requiring an extended heat wave. The increased daily mortality does not appear to represent a short-term advancement of mortality.

  2. Reliability of the Melbourne assessment of unilateral upper limb function.

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    Randall, M; Carlin, J B; Chondros, P; Reddihough, D

    2001-11-01

    This study examines the reliability of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function: a quantitative test of quality of movement in children with neurological impairment. The assessment was administered to 20 children aged from 5 to 16 years (mean age 9 years 10 months, SD 2 years 10 months) who had various types and degrees of cerebral palsy (CP). The performances of the 20 children during assessment were videotaped for subsequent scoring by 15 occupational therapists. Scores were analyzed for internal consistency of test items, inter- and intrarater reliability of scorings of the same videotapes, and test-retest reliability using repeat videotaping. Results revealed very high internal consistency of test items (alpha=0.96), moderate to high agreement both within and between raters for all test items (intraclass correlations of at least 0.7) apart from item 16 (hand to mouth and down), and high interrater reliability (0.95) and intrarater reliability (0.97) for total test scores. Test-retest results revealed moderate to high intrarater reliability for item totals (mean of 0.83 and 0.79) for each rater and high reliability for test totals (0.98 and 0.97). These findings indicate that the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function is a reliable tool for measuring the quality of unilateral upper-limb movement in children with CP. PMID:11730151

  3. Data Grids and High Energy Physics: A Melbourne Perspective

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    Winton, Lyle

    2003-04-01

    The University of Melbourne, Experimental Particle Physics group recognises that the future of computing is an important issue for the scientific community. It is in the nature of research for the questions posed to become more complex, requiring larger computing resources for each generation of experiment. As institutes and universities around the world increasingly pool their resources and work together to solve these questions, the need arises for more sophisticated computing techniques. One such technique, grid computing, is under investigation by many institutes across many disciplines and is the focus of much development in the computing community. ‘The Grid’, as it is commonly named, is heralded as the future of computing for research, education, and industry alike. This paper will introduce the basic concepts of grid technologies including the Globus toolkit and data grids as of July 2002. It will highlight the challenges faced in developing appropriate resource brokers and schedulers, and will look at the future of grids within high energy physics.

  4. Lecturer: John Zeleznikow School of Information Systems, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

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    Barash, Danny

    Lecturer: John Zeleznikow School of Information Systems, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia systems. This model will inform the construction of fairer and more consistent systems of IT based Title: Developing fair negotiation support systems Abstract: In previous work on mediation

  5. Measuring food access in Melbourne: access to healthy and fast foods by car, bus and foot in an urban municipality in Melbourne. — Measures of the Food Environment

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    Access to healthy food can be an important determinant of a healthy diet. This paper describes the assessment of access to healthy and unhealthy foods using a GIS accessibility programme in a large outer municipality of Melbourne. Access to a major supermarket was used as a proxy for access to a healthy diet and fast food outlet as proxy for access to unhealthy food.

  6. 2009 Melbourne metropolitan sewerage strategy: a portfolio of decentralised and on-site concept designs.

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    Brown, V; Jackson, D W; Khalifé, M

    2010-01-01

    The bulk and retail water companies of the greater Melbourne area are developing the 2009 Metropolitan Sewerage Strategy to provide sustainable sewerage services to 2060. The objective of the strategy is to establish long term principles and near term actions to produce a robust sewage management system for Melbourne. Melbourne's existing sewerage system is largely centralised and discharges to two major treatment plants. Several small satellite treatment plants service local urban areas generally more distant from the centralised system. Decentralised and on-site wastewater systems are options for future sewage management and could play a role in local recycling. A portfolio of 18 on-site and decentralised concept designs was developed, applicable to the full range of urban development types in Melbourne. The concepts can be used in evaluation of metropolitan system configurations as part of future integrated water cycle planning. The options included secondary and tertiary treatment systems incorporating re-use of water for non potable uses, urine separation, black and greywater separation and composting toilets. On-site and cluster treatment systems were analysed. Each option is described by its indicative capital and operating costs, energy use and water and nutrient balances. This paper summarises and compares the portfolio mix of decentralized and on-site options in Melbourne's context. PMID:20705997

  7. Stratigraphy, geochronology and evolution of the Mt. Melbourne volcanic field (North Victoria Land, Antarctica)

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    Giordano, Guido; Lucci, Federico; Phillips, David; Cozzupoli, Domenico; Runci, Valentina

    2012-11-01

    Mt. Melbourne (2,732 m a.s.l.) is a large quiescent stratovolcano located in Northern Victoria Land (Antarctica) and is one of a handful of volcanoes on the Antarctic plate with the potential for large-scale explosive eruptions. During the XVIII Italian Expedition in 2002-2003, the Mt. Melbourne volcanic succession was studied in terms of stratigraphy and sampled for 40Ar/39Ar age determinations and geochemistry. The early, Lower Pleistocene, volcanism was largely alkali basaltic to hawaiitic in composition and monogenetic in style, producing tens of small scoria cones and lava flows scattered over a wide area across the Transantarctic Mountains (Random Hills Period). During the Middle Pleistocene, volcanic activity focused to the area of the Mt. Melbourne stratovolcano, where several monogenetic centres show the transition from early sub-glacial/subaqueous conditions to emergent subaerial conditions (Shield Nunatak Period). The oldest exposed deposit associated with the early activity of the Mt. Melbourne stratovolcano (Mt. Melbourne Period) is a trachytic subaerial ignimbrite dated at 123.6 ± 6.0 ka, which reflects the establishment of a crustal magma chamber. Above the ignimbrite a succession of alkali basaltic, hawaiitic, and subordinate benmoreitic lavas and scoria cones is exposed, dated at 90.7 ± 19.0 ka. The Holocene deposits are exposed at the top of Mt. Melbourne, where the crater rim is composed of trachytic to rhyolitic pumice fall deposits, which are also extensively dispersed around the volcano, likely originated from Plinian-scale eruptions. The most recent explosive deposit proved difficult to date accurately because very low quantities of radiogenic 40Ar were released, resulting in imprecise plateau ages of 50 ± 70 and 35 ± 22 ka.

  8. Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015 Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April 2015

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    Foulger, G. R.

    Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015 Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April 2015 1 TOMO4D: Temporal Changes in Reservoir Structure at Geothermal Areas Bruce R. Julian1 , Gillian R. Foulger1 , Andrew.r.foulger@durham.ac.uk najwa.mhanna@durham.ac.uk 2 Geothermal Program Office, China Lake, CA 93555 andrew

  9. Study on the Validity and Reliability of Melbourne Decision Making Scale in Turkey

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    Çolakkadioglu, Oguzhan; Deniz, M. Engin

    2015-01-01

    This study is to analyze the validity and reliability of Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ). The sample consisted of 650 university students. The structural validity of the MDMQ, as well as correlations among its sub-scales, measure-bound validity, internal consistency, item total correlations and test-retest reliability coefficients…

  10. The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

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    1 The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering 433-254 Software Design Semester 2, 2003 Solutions - Tutorial 1 Week 2 1. Define the term software engineering. Sample Answer: x An early definition given at the first NATO conference on software engineering (1968

  11. This article was downloaded by:[University of Melbourne] On: 5 September 2007

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    McFadden, Geoff

    for Advanced Research, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada b Department, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia d School of Botany, University,Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver,B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4 2plant Cell Biology Research

  12. Second International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia

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    Taylor, Gary

    Second International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries CSIRO, Melbourne Modelling and Process Analysis, University of Greenwich, London, UK Tel: (44/0)181 331 9768, Fax: (44 INTRODUCTION Essential to the concept of a welding process is the application of a localised heat source

  13. Reprint from International Cochlear Implant, Speech and Hearing Symposium -Melbourne 1994 CROSS-FIBRE INTERSPIKE INTERVAL PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION IN ACOUSTIC

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    Bruce, Ian

    Reprint from International Cochlear Implant, Speech and Hearing Symposium - Melbourne 1994 CROSS Introduction Electrical stimulation strategies for cochlear implants may be improved by studying temporal, the cochlear model simulates the propagating waves in the cochlear fluid resulting in the vibrations

  14. Case-control studies of sporadic cryptosporidiosis in Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia.

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    Robertson, B.; Sinclair, M. I.; Forbes, A. B.; Veitch, M.; Kirk, M.; Cunliffe, D.; Willis, J.; Fairley, C. K.

    2002-01-01

    Few studies have assessed risk factors for sporadic cryptosporidiosis in industrialized countries, even though it may be numerically more common than outbreaks of disease. We carried out case-control studies assessing risk factors for sporadic disease in Melbourne and Adelaide, which have water supplies from different ends of the raw water spectrum. In addition to examining drinking water, we assessed several other exposures. 201 cases and 795 controls were recruited for Melbourne and 134 cases and 536 controls were recruited for Adelaide. Risk factors were similar for the two cities, with swimming in public pools and contact with a person with diarrhoea being most important. The consumption of plain tap water was not found to be associated with disease. This study emphasizes the need for regular public health messages to the public and swimming pool managers in an attempt to prevent sporadic cryptosporidiosis, as well as outbreaks of disease. PMID:12113486

  15. Competing frameworks in planning for the aged in the growth corridors of Melbourne.

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    Ozanne, Elizabeth; Biggs, Simon; Kurowski, William

    2014-01-01

    The Ageing in the Growth Corridors Project was initiated as a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Department of Health in the Northwest Metropolitan Region of Melbourne, Australia. It involved a research team working with six project officers appointed to stimulate development in relation to an aging population in the sprawling outer metropolitan growth corridors. This article identifies the key lessons learned in terms of project implementation relating to attitudinal and structural barriers to the development of an age-friendly environment in areas of rapid urban growth. The findings illustrate some of the dilemmas raised by competing program conceptions, a dynamic and changing federal/state policy context, and local resource and strategic management constraints. The partnership with the university, nevertheless, provided a point of stability and continuity for the project officers in implementing their mandate. PMID:24224881

  16. Role of public transport in accessibility to emergency dental care in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Rocha, Carla M; Kruger, Estie; McGuire, Shane; Tennant, Marc

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to develop a method for the analysis of the influence of public transport supply in a large city (Melbourne) on the access to emergency dental treatment. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools were used to associate the geographical distribution of patients (and their socioeconomic status) with accessibility (through public transport supply, i.e. bus, tram and/or train) to emergency dental care. The methodology used allowed analysis of the socioeconomic status of patient residential areas and both spatial location and supply frequency of public transport by using existing data from patient records, census and transport departments. In metropolitan Melbourne, a total of 13 784 patients met the inclusion criteria for the study sample, of which 95% (n = 13 077) were living within a 50 km radius of the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. Low socioeconomic areas had a higher demand for dental emergency care in the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. Public transport supply was similar across the various socioeconomic strata in the population, with 80% of patients having good access to public transport. However, when considering only high-frequency bus stops, the percentage of patients living within 400 m from a bus stop dropped to 65%. Despite this, the number of patients (adjusted to the population) coming from areas not supplied by public transport, and from areas with good or poor public transport supply, was similar. The methodology applied in the present study highlights the importance of evaluating not only the spatial distribution but also the frequency of public transport supply when studying access to services. This methodology can be extrapolated to other settings to identity transport/access patterns for a variety of services. PMID:26509207

  17. The enabling institutional context for integrated water management: lessons from Melbourne.

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    Ferguson, Briony C; Brown, Rebekah R; Frantzeskaki, Niki; de Haan, Fjalar J; Deletic, Ana

    2013-12-15

    There is widespread international acceptance that climate change, demographic shifts and resource limitations impact on the performance of water servicing in cities. In response to these challenges, many scholars propose that a fundamental move away from traditional centralised infrastructure towards more integrated water management is required. However, there is limited practical or scholarly understanding of how to enable this change in practice and few modern cities have done so successfully. This paper addresses this gap by analysing empirical evidence of Melbourne's recent experience in shifting towards a hybrid of centralised and decentralised infrastructure to draw lessons about the institutional context that enabled this shift. The research was based on a qualitative single-case study, involving interviews and envisioning workshops with urban water practitioners who have been directly involved in Melbourne's water system changes. It was found that significant changes occurred in the cultural-cognitive, normative and regulative dimensions of Melbourne's water system. These included a shift in cultural beliefs for the water profession, new knowledge through evidence and learning, additional water servicing goals and priorities, political leadership, community pressure, better coordinated governance arrangements and strong market mechanisms. The paper synthesises lessons from the case study that, with further development, could form the basis of prescriptive guidance for enabling the shift to new modes of water servicing to support more liveable, sustainable and resilient outcomes for future cities. PMID:24148920

  18. A methodology for sampling and accessing homeless individuals in Melbourne, 1995-96.

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    Reid, G; Speed, B; Miller, P; Cooke, F; Crofts, N

    1998-08-01

    A methodology for sampling homeless populations in inner Melbourne was developed to study their health status and prevalence of tuberculosis. This paper describes the design, development and implementation of the project. The results of health status and tuberculosis analysis are published elsewhere. Involvement and interaction with local service providers and agencies to homeless people was central to the project throughout. A definitional construct of homelessness was developed, drawn from local and overseas literature and contemporary local experience. The study's aim was to obtain a representative sample of homeless individuals in various levels of accommodation and a convenience sample of those who were unaccommodated (streets and parks). A comprehensive sampling frame of accommodation options was constructed from available databases, and systematic sampling applied to produce a sample of 396 beds, from which 284 participants were enrolled. Convenience sampling of unaccommodated homeless individuals produced 100 participants. All agreed to undergo a comprehensive questionnaire, blood and Mantoux testing, the latter being completed successfully in 94%. Commonsense, cultural sensitivity and a non-threatening approach were critical to the success of the project and the security of the field workers. The methods described attempt to address recognised difficulties of sampling from homeless populations and should be reproducible both in the future and elsewhere. Potential for selection bias remains the main threat to validity, which the described methodology combined with adequate resources should help to address. PMID:9744211

  19. Characteristics influencing the variability of urban CO 2 fluxes in Melbourne, Australia

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    Coutts, Andrew M.; Beringer, Jason; Tapper, Nigel J.

    Urban areas are significant contributors to global carbon dioxide emissions. Vehicle emissions and other anthropogenic related activities are a frequent source of CO 2 to the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. Micrometeorological techniques used for observations in Northern Hemisphere cities have found that urban CO 2 fluxes are consistently a source. This study investigates CO 2 fluxes in an Australian city, adding to the global database of CO 2 fluxes in a bid to aid in future development of planning policies concerning reductions in CO 2 emissions. Using the eddy covariance approach, fluxes of CO 2 were measured at a suburban site (Preston) in Melbourne, Australia from February 2004 to June 2005 to investigate temporal variability. A second site (Surrey Hills) with differing surface characteristics (in particular, greater vegetation cover) was also established in Melbourne and ran simultaneously for 6 months (February 2004-July 2004). Results showed that both sites were a net source of CO 2 to the atmosphere. Diurnal patterns of fluxes were largely influenced by traffic volumes, with two distinct peaks occurring at the morning and evening traffic peak hours, with the winter morning peak averaging 10.9 ?mol m -2 s -1 at Preston. Summer time fluxes were lower than during winter due to greater vegetative influence and reduced natural gas combustion. Vegetation limited the source of CO 2 in the afternoon, yet was not enough to combat the strong local anthropogenic emissions. Surrey Hills showed higher fluxes of CO 2 despite greater vegetation cover because of higher local traffic volumes. Annual emissions from Preston were estimated at 84.9 t CO 2 ha -1 yr -1. Magnitudes and patterns of suburban CO 2 fluxes in Melbourne were similar to those observed in Northern Hemisphere suburban areas.

  20. Representations of cycling in metropolitan newspapers - changes over time and differences between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

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    2010-01-01

    Background Cycling is important for health, transport, environmental and economic reasons. Newspaper reporting of cycling reflects and can influence public and policy maker attitudes towards resource allocation for cycling and cycling infrastructure, yet such coverage has not been systematically examined. Methods The Factiva electronic news archive was searched for articles referring to cycling published in four major metropolitan newspapers - two in Sydney and two in Melbourne, Australia, in the years from 1998 until 2008. After excluding articles not about cycling, there were 61 articles published in 1998, 45 in 1999, 51 in 2003, 82 in 2007 and 87 in 2008. Each article was coded for positive or negative orientation, and for framing of cyclists and cycling. Inter-rater reliability was calculated on a sample of 30 articles. Results Over the past decade there has been an increase in the reporting of cycling in the major newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne (from 106 in 1998/99 to 169 stories in 2007/08), with a significant increase in reporting of cycling in Melbourne, from 49 to 103 stories (p = 0.04). Recent reporting of cycling was generally positive (47% of articles, compared with 30% of articles which were negative) and focused on benefits such as health and the environment. Three quarters of negative stories involved injury or death of a cyclist. The Sydney based The Daily Telegraph reported the most negative stories (n = 60). We found positive framing of 'cycling' was more widespread than negative, whereas framing of 'cyclists' was more negative than positive. Conclusions Quantity of reporting of cycling varies over time and by newspaper, and even between newspapers in different cities owned by the same media company. News coverage appears to reflect developments in the different cities, with increases in positive reporting of cycling in Melbourne following increases in cycling in that city. Negative cycling newspaper stories may deter people from considering cycling as a transport option, but real physical or political improvements to the cycling environment may be necessary before coverage becomes more positive. PMID:20576160

  1. Educational Concerns of Arabic Speaking Migrants from Sudan and Iraq to Melbourne: Expectations on Migrant Parents in Australia

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    Sainsbury, W. J.; Renzaho, A. M. N.

    2011-01-01

    Families immigrating to Australia face many challenges integrating into the educational system, including language barriers and interrupted schooling. We have qualitatively evaluated the educational concerns of Arabic migrants from Sudan and Iraq to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, a city that receives a high percentage of Australia's immigrants.…

  2. The Early Years: Embracing the Challenges. 1997 Early Years of Schooling Conference Proceedings (Melbourne, Australia, July 20-21, 1997).

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    Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).

    These conference proceedings comprise 19 papers and the plenary session presented at the Early Years Schooling Conference held in Melbourne, Australia. The plenary session was "A Developmental Approach to Teaching Young Children" conducted by Lilian Katz. The keynote addresses and breakout sessions were: (1) "Developmental Learning: How to Learn"…

  3. 8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PARTICLE IMAGE VELOCIMETRY -PIV09 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, August 25-28, 2009

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    Marusic, Ivan

    8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PARTICLE IMAGE VELOCIMETRY - PIV09 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia of the velocity gradient tensor. Experimental data, obtained using Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (Tomo particle image velocimetry technique (Tomo-PIV) that is capable of measuring all three velocity components

  4. "Why Has It Only become an Issue Now?": Young Drug Users' Perceptions of Drug Driving in Melbourne, Victoria

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    Wilson, Laura Ann; Wilson, Dean

    2010-01-01

    Preliminary research into drug-user perceptions of drug driving was undertaken with a sample group of drug users aged 18 to 24 from Melbourne, Victoria. Eleven males and nine females participated in semi-structured interviews and completed self-report surveys. Participants discussed their drug driving and their perceptions of the likelihood of…

  5. Ruth Flockart and Dr Wood: A Crucial Relationship in the Development of Melbourne Methodist Ladies' College Music Program

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    Jenkins, Louise

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the notion that particular working relationships within school music programs can have a significant affect on the program's development and progress. To explore this notion the research focussed on the working relationship of a music teacher at Melbourne Methodist Ladies' College (MLC), Ruth Flockart (1891-1985) and the…

  6. The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    2013-01-01

    Background Worldwide, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) prevalence has more than doubled over two decades. In Australia, diabetes is the second highest contributor to the burden of disease. Lifestyle modification programs comprising diet changes, weight loss and moderate physical activity, have been proven to reduce the incidence of T2DM in high risk individuals. As part of the Council of Australia Governments, the State of Victoria committed to develop and support the diabetes prevention program ‘Life! Taking action on diabetes’ (Life!) which has direct lineage from effective clinical and implementation trials from Finland and Australia. The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS) has been set up to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a specific version of the Life! program. Methods/design We intend to recruit 796 participants for this open randomized clinical trial; 398 will be allocated to the intervention arm and 398 to the usual care arm. Several methods of recruitment will be used in order to maximize the number of participants. Individuals aged 50 to 75 years will be screened with a risk tool (AUSDRISK) to detect those at high risk of developing T2DM. Those with existing diabetes will be excluded. Intervention participants will undergo anthropometric and laboratory tests, and comprehensive surveys at baseline, following the fourth group session (approximately three months after the commencement of the intervention) and 12 months after commencement of the intervention, while control participants will undergo testing at baseline and 12 months only. The intervention consists of an initial individual session followed by a series of five structured-group sessions. The first four group sessions will be carried out at two week intervals and the fifth session will occur eight months after the first group session. The intervention is based on the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) model and sessions will empower and enable the participants to follow the five goals of the Life! program. Discussion This study will determine whether the effect of this intervention is larger than the effect of usual care in reducing central obesity and cardiovascular risk factors and thus the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Also it will evaluate how these two options compare economically. Trial registration Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12609000507280 PMID:23369724

  7. A tale of two cities: a review of homicide in Melbourne and Glasgow in 2005.

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    Lynch, Matthew; Black, Marjorie

    2008-01-01

    The Departments of Forensic Medicine and Science at the University of Glasgow and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne are academic university-based forensic medicine units providing a medico-legal death investigation service to the Strathclyde region of Scotland and the State of Victoria, Australia, respectively. We reviewed and compared homicides in the two jurisdictions for the year 2005. Whilst gross numbers were comparable, the homicide rate per capita was significantly higher in Glasgow. Death due to stabbing comprised a greater proportion of homicides in Glasgow, reflective of a well recognised social epidemic of knife-related trauma amongst young males. Blunt force trauma was the most prevalent cause of homicidal injury in the Australian cases. The cities shared a low incidence of firearm- related homicide, reflective of strict legislative initiatives. PMID:18341154

  8. 3D calculation of Tucson-Melbourne 3NF effect in triton binding energy

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    M. R. Hadizadeh; L. Tomio; S. Bayegan

    2010-03-24

    As an application of the new realistic three-dimensional (3D) formalism reported recently for three-nucleon (3N) bound states, an attempt is made to study the effect of three-nucleon forces (3NFs) in triton binding energy in a non partial wave (PW) approach. The spin-isospin dependent 3N Faddeev integral equations with the inclusion of 3NFs, which are formulated as function of vector Jacobi momenta, specifically the magnitudes of the momenta and the angle between them, are solved with Bonn-B and Tucson-Melbourne NN and 3N forces in operator forms which can be incorporated in our 3D formalism. The comparison with numerical results in both, novel 3D and standard PW schemes, shows that non PW calculations avoid the very involved angular momentum algebra occurring for the permutations and transformations and it is more efficient and less cumbersome for considering the 3NF.

  9. 3D calculation of Tucson-Melbourne 3NF effect in triton binding energy

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    Hadizadeh, M. R.; Tomio, L.; Bayegan, S.

    2010-08-04

    As an application of the new realistic three-dimensional (3D) formalism reported recently for three-nucleon (3N) bound states, an attempt is made to study the effect of three-nucleon forces (3NFs) in triton binding energy in a non partial wave (PW) approach. The spin-isospin dependent 3N Faddeev integral equations with the inclusion of 3NFs, which are formulated as function of vector Jacobi momenta, specifically the magnitudes of the momenta and the angle between them, are solved with Bonn-B and Tucson-Melbourne NN and 3N forces in operator forms which can be incorporated in our 3D formalism. The comparison with numerical results in both, novel 3D and standard PW schemes, shows that non PW calculations avoid the very involved angular momentum algebra occurring for the permutations and transformations and it is more efficient and less cumbersome for considering the 3NF.

  10. Reservoir characterization of the Melbourn and F-39 sands in the Lavaca Bay field using integration of log, core and production data 

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    Hong, Cecelia

    1993-01-01

    This thesis presents the results of assessing well recompletion and infill drilling opportunities in two sandstone reservoirs in the Lavaca Bay field of Calhoun county in South Texas. The two reservoirs, Melbourn and F-39 sands are in the Frio...

  11. Investigating the sensitivity of ozone to changes in meteorology using hierarchical statistical modelling in Melbourne, Australia

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    Pearce, J.; Walsh, S.; Utiola, P.; Beringer, J.

    2009-04-01

    Introduction: The magnitude in which climate change will influence regional air quality will depend largely on the resulting impacts on local meteorological conditions. Additionally, changing patterns of atmospheric circulation at the hemispheric to global level are likely to be just as important as regional patterns for future local air quality. In order to assess these likely impacts air quality managers must first understand the current impacts of meteorological regimes on local air quality. Methods: First, meteorological observations and air pollutant monitoring data from the Port Phillip Bay monitoring network were obtained for the period of 1997-2001from EPA Victoria and the Bureau of Meteorology. Second, a synoptic climatology of continental circulation patterns over Australia were classified into ‘types' by applying a neural networking algorithm known as self-organizing maps (SOM) on ERA-40 reanalysis fields. Third, a hierarchical model was used to assess the influence of meteorological conditions on monitored air pollutant concentrations. Results: General linear modelling with backward selection yielded temperature (t=4.38, p<0.001), relative humidity (t=-3.03, p=0.003), wind speed (t=5.72, p<0.001), and synoptic type as significant predictors for log O3, with a coefficient of determination of R2 = 0.337. Log O3 increases with increasing temperature and wind speed. Log O3 decreases with increasing relative humidity. Relationships with synoptic patterns show that log O3 increases when high pressure systems are to the east of Melbourne. Discussion: Local variations seem to be influenced, to varying degrees, by synoptic-scale conditions, temperature, relative humidity, and wind-speed. Further analysis is necessary to incorporate the spatio-temporal components of the data. Conclusion: Combining ERA-40, regional meteorological data and hierarchical statistical methods proved to be a complementary suite of tools for investigating the meteorological sensitivity of ozone in Melbourne, Australia. This analysis is crucial a step in preparing for the impacts of climate change on regional air quality.

  12. International Intercomparison of Solar UVR Spectral Measurement Systems in Melbourne in 2013.

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    Gies, Peter; Hooke, Rebecca; McKenzie, Richard; O'Hagan, John; Henderson, Stuart; Pearson, Andy; Khazova, Marina; Javorniczky, John; King, Kerryn; Tully, Matt; Kotkamp, Michael; Forgan, Bruce; Rhodes, Stephen

    2015-01-01

    Monitoring ambient solar UVR levels provides information on how much there is in both real time and historically. Quality assurance of ambient measurements of solar UVR is critical to ensuring accuracy and stability and this can be achieved by regular intercomparisons of spectral measurement systems with those of other organizations. In October and November of 2013 a solar UVR spectroradiometer from Public Health England (PHE) was brought to Melbourne for a campaign of intercomparisons with a new Bentham spectrometer of Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and one at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), supported by New Zealand's National Institute for Water and Atmosphere (NIWA). Given all three spectroradiometers have calibrations that are traceable to various national standards, the intercomparison provides a chance to determine measurement uncertainties and traceability that support UV measurement networks in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. UV Index measurements from all three systems were compared and ratios determined for clear sky conditions when the scans from each instrument were within 2 min of each other. While wavelengths below 305 nm showed substantial differences between the PHE unit and the two other systems, overall the intercomparison results were encouraging, with mean differences in measured UV Index between the BOM/NIWA and those of PHE and ARPANSA of <0.1% and 7.5%, respectively. PMID:26147793

  13. Survey of residential power-frequency magnetic fields in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Karipidis, Ken K

    2015-01-01

    Pooled analyses of epidemiological studies have reported an association between prolonged residential exposure to power-frequency magnetic fields of >0.4 ?T and an increased risk in childhood leukaemia. In order to compare residential magnetic fields in Australia with those in other countries, a survey was conducted in 296 randomly selected homes in Melbourne. Magnetic fields were assessed by performing spot measurements throughout the house and 24-h measurements in rooms where children spend large amounts of time. Children's exposure in Australia was generally comparable with that in other countries with average fields of 0.05-0.06 ?T (95 % CI 0.05-0.06 ?T). Prolonged exposure of >0.4 ?T was shown in ?2 % of the homes (95 % CI 0.2-3.6 %) mainly being due to close proximity of the house to transmission lines. Based on the results of this survey, the public health impact of a causal association between residential magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia is expected to be small. PMID:24789915

  14. Musculoskeletal injuries in the ultramarathon: the 1990 Westfield Sydney to Melbourne run.

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    Fallon, K E

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To document the injuries sustained by participants in a 1005 km ultramarathon. METHODS: Clinical notes were reviewed on entrants in the 1005 km Sydney to Melbourne ultramarathon. An injury was recorded following self referral by a participant or if the history obtained from the runner or his support crew indicated the likelihood of a significant injury which could have an impact upon performance. RESULTS: 64 injuries were found in 32 runners. The knee (31.3%) and ankle (28.1%) regions were most commonly injured. The most common single diagnosis was retropatellar pain syndrome, and Achilles tendinitis and medial tibial stress syndrome were the next most common injuries. Peritendinitis/tendinitis of the tendons passing under the extensor retinaculum at the ankle, an injury infrequently reported in other sports, was common (19% of all injuries). CONCLUSIONS: The injuries were typically associated with running but 12 (19% of the total) involved the tendons of the muscles of the anterior compartment of the lower leg, and in almost every case the major site of inflammation was at the extensor retinaculum at the anterior aspect of the ankle. This injury appears to be relatively specific to the ultramarathon-"ultramarathoner's ankle". Images p321-a PMID:9015594

  15. P-wave velocity structure beneath Mt. Melbourne in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Evidence of partial melting and volcanic magma sources

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    Park, Yongcheol; Yoo, Hyun Jae; Lee, Won Sang; Lee, Choon-Ki; Lee, Joohan; Park, Hadong; Kim, Jinseok; Kim, Yeadong

    2015-12-01

    Mt. Melbourne is a late Cenozoic intraplate volcano located ?30 km northeast of Jang Bogo Station in Antarctica. The volcano is quiescent with fumarolic activity at the summit. To monitor volcanic activity and glacial movements near Jang Bogo Station, a seismic network was installed during the 2010-11 Antarctic summer field season. The network is maintained during the summer field season every year, and the number of stations has been increased. We used continuous seismic data recorded by the network and an Italian seismic station (TNV) at Mario Zucchelli Station to develop a 3-D P-wave velocity model for the Mt. Melbourne area based on the teleseismic P-wave tomographic method. The new 3-D model presented a relative velocity structure for the lower part of the crust and upper mantle between depths of 30 and 160 km and revealed the presence of two low-velocity anomalies beneath Mt. Melbourne and the Priestley Fault. The low-velocity anomaly beneath Mt. Melbourne may be caused by the edge flow of hot mantle material at the lithospheric step between the thick East Antarctic Craton and thin Ross Sea crust. The other low-velocity anomaly along the Priestley Fault may have been beneath Mt. Melbourne and moved to the southern tip of the Deep Freeze Range, where the crustal thickness is relatively thin. The anomaly was trapped on the fault line and laterally flowed along the fault line in the northwest direction.

  16. Film and Language Learning in Victorian Schools: A Study of the 2009 Next Gen Program of the "Melbourne International Film Festival"

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    Lo Bianco, Hana

    2010-01-01

    This article investigates the role of film in language education based on a study of the 2009 "Melbourne International Film Festival" (MIFF). It is structured around a literature review and results from surveys of students and teachers who participated in the young people's section of the program, Next Gen. The article argues that film can provide…

  17. World Geothermal Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April, 2015 TOMO4D: Temporal Changes in Reservoir Structure at Geothermal Areas

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    Foulger, G. R.

    World Geothermal Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April, 2015 TOMO4D: Temporal Changes in Reservoir Structure at Geothermal Areas Bruce Julian, Gillian Foulger, Andrew Sabin, Najwa Mhana Temporal geothermal areas, California, using three-dimensional local-earthquake tomography repeated on a year

  18. 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems Cost-Aware BPM: A Research Agenda 4-6 Dec 2013, Melbourne Wynn et al.

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    van der Aalst, Wil

    , Melbourne Wynn et al. Cost-Aware Business Process Management: A Research Agenda Moe Thandar Wynn1 , Jochen are constantly seeking cost-effective improvements for their business processes. Business process management (BPM and processes in all phases of the business process management life cycle. We discuss a number of research

  19. Hydro-climatology: Variability and change (Proceedings of symposium J-H02 held during IUGG 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, July 2011) (IAHS Publ. 3, 2011)

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    Evans, Jason

    or flood conditions, to the influence of deforestation on rainfall, to responses to increases in Melbourne, Australia, July 2011) (IAHS Publ. 3, 2011) South-east Australia's drought: Numerical modelling. In this work, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) regional model was run to simulate the severe drought

  20. A Comparison of the Motor Ability of 8 and 9 Year Old Primary School Children in Hamburg, Melbourne and Cape Town--An Exploratory Study

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    Kretschmer, Jurgen; Saunders, John; Bressan, Liz; Erhorn, Jan; Wirszing, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    An increasing worldwide concern about a decline in the quality of the motor ability of children was the motivation for this exploratory comparative study. It involves a comparison of the motor ability of children aged 8 and 9 years from Hamburg (n = 774), Melbourne (n = 141) and Cape Town (n = 81). Since each of these global cities represents a…

  1. International Congress on Stereology (10ICS) Nov. 1-4, 1999, Melbourne, Australia QUANTIFICATION OF BIOFILMS IN MULTI-SPECTRAL DIGITAL VOLUMES

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    Rodenacker, Karsten

    the microbial community structure of such systems and to obtain information on the localisation of specific10th International Congress on Stereology (10ICS) Nov. 1-4, 1999, Melbourne, Australia WINKLER, Stefan WUERTZ* GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Biomathe

  2. Age Related Macular Degeneration and Total Hip Replacement Due to Osteoarthritis or Fracture: Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

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    Chong, Elaine W.; Wang, Yuanyuan; Robman, Liubov D.; Aung, Khin Zaw; Makeyeva, Galina A.; Giles, Graham G.; Graves, Stephen; Cicuttini, Flavia M.; Guymer, Robyn H.

    2015-01-01

    Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of total hip replacement, accounting for more than 80% of all total hip replacements. Emerging evidence suggests that osteoarthritis has a chronic inflammatory component to its pathogenesis similar to age-related macular degeneration. We evaluated the association between age-related macular degeneration and total hip replacement as proxy for severe osteoarthritis or fractured neck of femur in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study. 20,744 participants had complete data on both age-related macular degeneration assessed from colour fundus photographs taken during 2003–2007 and total hip replacement. Total hip replacements due to hip osteoarthritis and fractured neck of femur during 2001–2011 were identified by linking the cohort records to the Australian Orthopedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. Logistic regression was used to examine the association between age-related macular degeneration and risk of total hip replacement due to osteoarthritis and fracture separately, adjusted for confounders. There were 791 cases of total hip replacement for osteoarthritis and 102 cases of total hip replacement due to fractured neck of femur. After adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, smoking, and grouped country of birth, intermediate age-related macular degeneration was directly associated with total hip replacement for osteoarthritis (odds ratio 1.22, 95% CI 1.00–1.49). Late age-related macular degeneration was directly associated with total hip replacement due to fractured neck of femur (odds ratio 5.21, 95% CI2.25–12.02). The association between intermediate age-related macular degeneration and an increased 10-year incidence of total hip replacement due to osteoarthritis suggests the possibility of similar inflammatory processes underlying both chronic diseases. The association of late age-related macular degeneration with an increased 10-year incidence of total hip replacement due to fractured neck of femur may be due to an increased prevalence of fractures in those with poor central vision associated with the late complications of age-related macular degeneration. PMID:26355683

  3. Age Related Macular Degeneration and Total Hip Replacement Due to Osteoarthritis or Fracture: Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study.

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    Chong, Elaine W; Wang, Yuanyuan; Robman, Liubov D; Aung, Khin Zaw; Makeyeva, Galina A; Giles, Graham G; Graves, Stephen; Cicuttini, Flavia M; Guymer, Robyn H

    2015-01-01

    Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of total hip replacement, accounting for more than 80% of all total hip replacements. Emerging evidence suggests that osteoarthritis has a chronic inflammatory component to its pathogenesis similar to age-related macular degeneration. We evaluated the association between age-related macular degeneration and total hip replacement as proxy for severe osteoarthritis or fractured neck of femur in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study. 20,744 participants had complete data on both age-related macular degeneration assessed from colour fundus photographs taken during 2003-2007 and total hip replacement. Total hip replacements due to hip osteoarthritis and fractured neck of femur during 2001-2011 were identified by linking the cohort records to the Australian Orthopedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. Logistic regression was used to examine the association between age-related macular degeneration and risk of total hip replacement due to osteoarthritis and fracture separately, adjusted for confounders. There were 791 cases of total hip replacement for osteoarthritis and 102 cases of total hip replacement due to fractured neck of femur. After adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, smoking, and grouped country of birth, intermediate age-related macular degeneration was directly associated with total hip replacement for osteoarthritis (odds ratio 1.22, 95% CI 1.00-1.49). Late age-related macular degeneration was directly associated with total hip replacement due to fractured neck of femur (odds ratio 5.21, 95% CI2.25-12.02). The association between intermediate age-related macular degeneration and an increased 10-year incidence of total hip replacement due to osteoarthritis suggests the possibility of similar inflammatory processes underlying both chronic diseases. The association of late age-related macular degeneration with an increased 10-year incidence of total hip replacement due to fractured neck of femur may be due to an increased prevalence of fractures in those with poor central vision associated with the late complications of age-related macular degeneration. PMID:26355683

  4. Longing to belong: social inclusion and wellbeing among youth with refugee backgrounds in the first three years in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Correa-Velez, Ignacio; Gifford, Sandra M; Barnett, Adrian G

    2010-10-01

    For young people with refugee backgrounds, establishing a sense of belonging to their family and community, and to their country of resettlement is essential for wellbeing. This paper describes the psychosocial factors associated with subjective health and wellbeing outcomes among a cohort of 97 refugee youth (aged 11-19) during their first three years in Melbourne, Australia. The findings reported here are drawn from the Good Starts Study, a longitudinal investigation of settlement and wellbeing among refugee youth conducted between 2004 and 2008. The overall aim of Good Starts was to identify the psychosocial factors that assist youth with refugee backgrounds in making a good start in their new country. A particular focus was on key transitions: from pre-arrival to Australia, from the language school to mainstream school, and from mainstream school to higher education or to the workforce. Good Starts used a mix of both method and theory from anthropology and social epidemiology. Using standardized measures of wellbeing and generalised estimating equations to model the predictors of wellbeing over time, this paper reports that key factors strongly associated with wellbeing outcomes are those that can be described as indicators of belonging - the most important being subjective social status in the broader Australian community, perceived discrimination and bullying. We argue that settlement specific policies and programs can ultimately be effective if embedded within a broader socially inclusive society - one that offers real opportunities for youth with refugee backgrounds to flourish. PMID:20822841

  5. Survey of patient satisfaction with the Breastfeeding Education and Support Services of The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne

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    Chin, Li Yen; Amir, Lisa H

    2008-01-01

    Background The Breastfeeding Education and Support Services (BESS) is a unit of The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), providing day/short-stay and an outpatient clinic for mothers and infants with breastfeeding problems. It is important to measure women's experience of visiting the service as part of quality assurance. The aim of this project was to conduct an anonymous postal survey of clients' satisfaction with BESS. Methods An anonymous survey was posted on 16 November 2005 and again on 31 January 2006, to all women who had attended BESS in September 2005. Results The response rate was 60.5% (78/129). Eighty percent (62/78) of respondents attended day-stay, 33% (26/78) attended short-stay and 15% (12/78) attended the outpatient clinic. The percentage of women who responded "strongly agree" to the statement "Overall, I am satisfied with the services" was 49% (35/72) and 50% (6/12) for those who went to day/short-stay and the outpatient clinic respectively. Overall, 56% of all respondents responded that the quality of BESS was "better than expected". The most common breastfeeding problem reported was difficulty attaching the baby to the breast, followed by nipple damage, low milk supply and painful feeding. Conclusion BESS seems to have provided a satisfactory service to most clients. Most respondents were clearly satisfied with the support given by the IBCLCs and have also responded that the staff were professional and knowledgeable in their field of work. PMID:18405394

  6. Predictors of returning for second round screening at a population based mammographic screening programme in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Cockburn, J; Schofield, P; White, V; Hill, D; Russell, I

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To examine factors associated with returning for second round mammography screening. SETTING: This was a population based mammographic screening programme in Melbourne, Australia. DESIGN: A cohort design was used whereby 668 women were interviewed before the screening programme began and attendance for both first and second round screening was ascertained from programme records. The cohort sample was drawn from two regions of a defined area (close to and distant from the screening centre). MAIN RESULTS: Of the 315 women who attended for first round screening, 75% from the proximal sample and 70% from the distal sample returned for second round screening. Attendance at the second round was predicted by the following: the method of recruitment for first round screening, with women who required a letter of invitation and a reminder being less likely to reattend than those who initially attended in response to a community campaign (OR = 0.34; CI 0.19, 0.61); mammographic history before the initial screen, with women who reported previous diagnostic mammography being more likely to reattend than those who did not (OR = 2.97; CI 1.01, 8.9); stated intention of attending for the initial screen, with those with weakest intention of attending for their first round being less likely to attend for second round (OR = 0.44; CI 0.23, 0.85); and increasing scores on a scale that measured preventive orientation to health (OR = 1.24; CI 1.02, 1.50). CONCLUSION: Our findings corroborate other findings of reduced long term attendance for screening from people who are "reluctant participants" initially. PMID:9135790

  7. Challenges of diabetes prevention in the real world: results and lessons from the Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study

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    Dunbar, James A; Hernan, Andrea L; Janus, Edward D; Vartiainen, Erkki; Laatikainen, Tiina; Versace, Vincent L; Reynolds, John; Best, James D; Skinner, Timothy C; O'Reilly, Sharleen L; Mc Namara, Kevin P; Stewart, Elizabeth; Coates, Michael; Bennett, Catherine M; Carter, Rob

    2015-01-01

    Objective To assess effectiveness and implementability of the public health programme Life! Taking action on diabetes in Australian people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Research design and methods Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS) was a unique study assessing effectiveness of Life! that used a randomized controlled trial design. Intervention participants with AUSDRISK score ?15 received 1 individual and 5 structured 90?min group sessions. Controls received usual care. Outcome measures were obtained for all participants at baseline and 12?months and, additionally, for intervention participants at 3?months. Per protocol set (PPS) and intention to treat (ITT) analyses were performed. Results PPS analyses were considered more informative from our study. In PPS analyses, intervention participants significantly improved in weight (?1.13?kg, p=0.016), waist circumference (?1.35?cm, p=0.044), systolic (?5.2?mm?Hg, p=0.028) and diastolic blood pressure (?3.2?mm?Hg, p=0.030) compared with controls. Based on observed weight change, estimated risk of developing diabetes reduced by 9.6% in the intervention and increased by 3.3% in control participants. Absolute 5-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduced significantly for intervention participants by 0.97 percentage points from 9.35% (10.4% relative risk reduction). In control participants, the risk increased by 0.11 percentage points (1.3% relative risk increase). The net effect for the change in CVD risk was ?1.08 percentage points of absolute risk (p=0.013). Conclusions MDPS effectively reduced the risk of diabetes and CVD, but the intervention effect on weight and waist reduction was modest due to the challenges in recruiting high-risk individuals and the abbreviated intervention. PMID:26464804

  8. Parents' dietary patterns are significantly correlated: findings from the Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial Program.

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    Lioret, Sandrine; McNaughton, Sarah A; Crawford, David; Spence, Alison C; Hesketh, Kylie; Campbell, Karen J

    2012-08-01

    The objectives of the present study were to identify dietary patterns independently in first-time mothers and fathers, and to examine whether these patterns were correlated within families. Dietary intakes were collected at baseline in the Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial Program using a validated FFQ in 454 pairs of first-time mothers and fathers. Education level was reported in associated questionnaires. Principal components analyses included frequencies of fifty-five food groups and were performed independently in mothers and fathers. Spearman's correlation coefficients were used to assess associations between dietary pattern scores. A total of four dietary patterns were identified in mothers and fathers. Of these, three dietary patterns had similar characteristics between these two populations, namely 'Fruits and vegetables', 'High-energy snack and processed foods', 'High-fat foods' in mothers; and 'Fruits', 'High-energy snack and processed foods', 'High-fat foods' in fathers. The following two additional patterns were identified: 'Cereals and sweet foods' in mothers and 'Potatoes and vegetables' in fathers. Patterns incorporating healthier food items were found to be positively associated with parent education. An inverse association with education was found for the 'High-fat foods' and 'High-energy snack and processed foods' dietary patterns. Qualitatively similar patterns between corresponding mothers and fathers were the most strongly correlated (? = 0·34-0·45, P < 0·001). There were some differences in dietary patterns between mothers and fathers, suggesting that it is worth deriving patterns separately when considering couples, and more generally between men and women. Exploring how these various patterns correlate within households provides important insights to guide the development and implementation of family-based interventions. PMID:22040598

  9. Scaling-up from an implementation trial to state-wide coverage: results from the preliminary Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study

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    2012-01-01

    Background The successful Greater Green Triangle Diabetes Prevention Program (GGT DPP), a small implementation trial, has been scaled-up to the Victorian state-wide ‘Life!’ programme with over 10,000 individuals enrolled. The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS) is an evaluation of the translation from the GGT DPP to the Life! programme. We report results from the preliminary phase (pMDPS) of this evaluation. Methods The pMDPS is a randomised controlled trial with 92 individuals aged 50 to 75 at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes randomised to Life! or usual care. Intervention consisted of six structured 90-minute group sessions: five fortnightly sessions and the final session at 8 months. Participants underwent anthropometric and laboratory tests at baseline and 12 months, and provided self-reported psychosocial, dietary, and physical activity measures. Intervention group participants additionally underwent these tests at 3 months. Paired t tests were used to analyse within-group changes over time. Chi-square tests were used to analyse differences between groups in goals met at 12 months. Differences between groups for changes over time were tested with generalised estimating equations and analysis of covariance. Results Intervention participants significantly improved at 12 months in mean body mass index (?0.98 kg/m2, standard error (SE)?=?0.26), weight (?2.65 kg, SE?=?0.72), waist circumference (?7.45 cm, SE?=?1.15), and systolic blood pressure (?3.18 mmHg, SE?=?1.26), increased high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (0.07 mmol/l, SE?=?0.03), reduced energy from total (?2.00%, SE?=?0.78) and saturated fat (?1.54%, SE?=?0.41), and increased fibre intake (1.98 g/1,000 kcal energy, SE?=?0.47). In controls, oral glucose at 2 hours deteriorated (0.59 mmol/l, SE?=?0.27). Only waist circumference reduced significantly (?4.02 cm, SE?=?0.95). Intervention participants significantly outperformed controls over 12 months for body mass index and fibre intake. After baseline adjustment, they also showed greater weight loss and reduced saturated fat versus total energy intake. At least 5% weight loss was achieved by 32% of intervention participants versus 0% controls. Conclusions pMDPS results indicate that scaling-up from implementation trial to state-wide programme is possible. The system design for Life! was fit for purpose of scaling-up from efficacy to effectiveness. Trial registration Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12609000507280 PMID:22929458

  10. Smart Structures MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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    Liley, David

    Laboratory provides a powerful tool for investigating the dynamic effects of earthquakes, hurricanes of structural components can deliver significant benefits to structural and earthquake engineers. The behaviour were considered to induce the highest possible flexure, shear and torsion within the structure. FEA

  11. The Impact of “Unseasonably” Warm Spring Temperatures on Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospital Admissions in Melbourne, Australia: A City with a Temperate Climate

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    Tapper, Nigel; Loughnan, Terence

    2014-01-01

    The effects of extreme temperatures on human health have been well described. However, the adverse health effects of warm weather that occurs outside the summer period have had little attention. We used daily anomalous AMI morbidity and daily anomalous temperature to determine the impact of “unseasonable” temperature on human health. The “unseasonably” warm weather was attributed to a slow moving high pressure system to the east of Melbourne. No morbidity displacement was noted during either of these periods suggesting that morbidity due to “unseasonable” temperatures is avoidable. An increase in warmer weather during the cooler months of spring may result in increased morbidity, and an alert system based on summer thresholds may not be appropriate for early season heat health warnings. A straightforward alert system based on calculating anomalous temperature from daily weather forecasts may reduce the public health impact of “unseasonably” warm weather. PMID:25002870

  12. Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne - what does e-publication mean for you?

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    Knapp, Sandra; McNeill, John; Turland, Nicholas J

    2011-01-01

    Changes to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature are decided on every 6 years at Nomenclature Sections associated with International Botanical Congresses (IBC). The XVIII IBC was held in Melbourne, Australia; the Nomenclature Section met on 18-22 July 2011 and its decisions were accepted by the Congress at its plenary session on 30 July. Several important changes were made to the Code as a result of this meeting that will affect publication of new names. Two of these changes will come into effect on 1 January 2012, some months before the Melbourne Code is published. Electronic material published online in Portable Document Format (PDF) with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) or an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) will constitute effective publication, and the requirement for a Latin description or diagnosis for names of new taxa will be changed to a requirement for a description or diagnosis in either Latin or English. In addition, effective from 1 January 2013, new names of organisms treated as fungi must, in order to be validly published, include in the protologue (everything associated with a name at its valid publication) the citation of an identifier issued by a recognized repository (such as MycoBank). Draft text of the new articles dealing with electronic publication is provided and best practice is outlined. To encourage dissemination of the changes made to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, this article will be published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Brittonia, Cladistics, MycoKeys, Mycotaxon, New Phytologist, North American Fungi, Novon, Opuscula Philolichenum, PhytoKeys, Phytoneuron, Phytotaxa, Plant Diversity and Resources, Systematic Botany and Taxon. PMID:21917189

  13. Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne - what does e-publication mean for you?

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    Knapp, Sandra; McNeill, John; Turland, Nicholas J

    2011-01-01

    Changes to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature are decided on every 6 years at Nomenclature Sections associated with International Botanical Congresses (IBC). The XVIII IBC was held in Melbourne, Australia; the Nomenclature Section met on 18-22 July 2011 and its decisions were accepted by the Congress at its plenary session on 30 July. Several important changes were made to the Code as a result of this meeting that will affect publication of new names. Two of these changes will come into effect on 1 January 2012, some months before the Melbourne Code is published. Electronic material published online in Portable Document Format (PDF) with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) or an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) will constitute effective publication, and the requirement for a Latin description or diagnosis for names of new taxa will be changed to a requirement for a description or diagnosis in either Latin or English. In addition, effective from 1 January 2013, new names of organisms treated as fungi must, in order to be validly published, include in the protologue (everything associated with a name at its valid publication) the citation of an identifier issued by a recognized repository (such as MycoBank). Draft text of the new articles dealing with electronic publication is provided and best practice is outlined.To encourage dissemination of the changes made to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, this article will be published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Brittonia, Cladistics, MycoKeys, Mycotaxon, New Phytologist, North American Fungi, Novon, Opuscula Philolichenum, PhytoKeys, Phytoneuron, Phytotaxa, Plant Diversity and Resources, Systematic Botany and Taxon. PMID:22287918

  14. Translation into French of: "Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne - what does e-publication mean for you?". Translated by Christian Feuillet and Valéry Malécot Changements des conditions requises pour la publication faits au XVIII Congrès International de Botanique à Melbourne - qu'est-ce que la publication électronique représente pour vous?

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    Knapp, Sandra; McNeill, John; Turland, Nicholas J

    2011-01-01

    RésuméLes changements au CodeInternational de Nomenclature Botanique sont décidés tous les 6 ans aux Sections de Nomenclature associées aux Congrès Internationaux de Botanique (CIB). Le XVIII(e) CIB se tenait à Melbourne, Australie; la Section de Nomenclature s'est réunie les 18-22 juillet 2011 et ses décisions ont été acceptées par le Congrès en session plénière le 30 juillet. Suite à cette réunion, plusieurs modifications importantes ont été apportées au Code et vont affecter la publication de nouveaux noms. Deux de ces changements prendront effet le 1(er) janvier 2012, quelques mois avant que le Code de Melbourne soit publié. Les documents électroniques publiés en ligne en 'Portable Document Format' (PDF) avec un 'International Standard Serial Number' (ISSN) ou un 'International Standard Book Number' (ISBN) constitueront une publication effective, et l'exigence d'une description ou d'une diagnose en latin pour les noms des nouveaux taxa sera changée en l'exigence d'une description ou d'une diagnose en latin ou en anglais. De plus, à partir du 1(er) janvier 2013, les noms nouveaux des organismes traités comme champignons devront, pour que la publication soit valide, inclure dans le protologue (tous ce qui est associé au nom au moment de la publication valide) la citation d'un identifiant ('identifier') fourni par un dépôt reconnu (tel MycoBank). Une ébauche des nouveaux articles concernant la publication électronique est fournie et des conseils de bon usage sont esquissés.Pour encourager la diffusion des changements adoptés au Code International de Nomenclature pour les algues, les champignons et les plantes, cet article sera publié dans BMC Evolutionary Biology, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Brittonia, Cladistics, MycoKeys, Mycotaxon, New Phytologist, North American Fungi, Novon, Opuscula Philolichenum, PhytoKeys, Phytoneuron, Phytotaxa, Plant Diversity and Resources, Systematic Botany et Taxon. PMID:22287925

  15. Translation into French of: “Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne – what does e-publication mean for you?”. Translated by Christian Feuillet and Valéry Malécot Changements des conditions requises pour la publication faits au XVIII e Congrès International de Botanique à Melbourne – qu’est-ce que la publication électronique représente pour vous?

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    Knapp, Sandra; McNeill, John; Turland, Nicholas J.

    2011-01-01

    Résumé Les changements au Code International de Nomenclature Botanique sont décidés tous les 6 ans aux Sections de Nomenclature associées aux Congrès Internationaux de Botanique (CIB). Le XVIIIe CIB se tenait à Melbourne, Australie; la Section de Nomenclature s’est réunie les 18-22 juillet 2011 et ses décisions ont été acceptées par le Congrès en session plénière le 30 juillet. Suite à cette réunion, plusieurs modifications importantes ont été apportées au Code et vont affecter la publication de nouveaux noms. Deux de ces changements prendront effet le 1er janvier 2012, quelques mois avant que le Code de Melbourne soit publié. Les documents électroniques publiés en ligne en ‘Portable Document Format’ (PDF) avec un ‘International Standard Serial Number’ (ISSN) ou un ‘International Standard Book Number’ (ISBN) constitueront une publication effective, et l’exigence d’une description ou d’une diagnose en latin pour les noms des nouveaux taxa sera changée en l’exigence d’une description ou d’une diagnose en latin ou en anglais. De plus, à partir du 1er janvier 2013, les noms nouveaux des organismes traités comme champignons devront, pour que la publication soit valide, inclure dans le protologue (tous ce qui est associé au nom au moment de la publication valide) la citation d’un identifiant (‘identifier’) fourni par un dépôt reconnu (tel MycoBank). Une ébauche des nouveaux articles concernant la publication électronique est fournie et des conseils de bon usage sont esquissés. Pour encourager la diffusion des changements adoptés au Code International de Nomenclature pour les algues, les champignons et les plantes, cet article sera publié dans BMC Evolutionary Biology, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Brittonia, Cladistics, MycoKeys, Mycotaxon, New Phytologist, North American Fungi, Novon, Opuscula Philolichenum, PhytoKeys, Phytoneuron, Phytotaxa, Plant Diversity and Resources, Systematic Botany et Taxon. PMID:22287925

  16. Iron intakes of Australian infants and toddlers: findings from the Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program.

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    Atkins, Linda A; McNaughton, Sarah A; Campbell, Karen J; Szymlek-Gay, Ewa A

    2016-01-01

    Fe deficiency remains the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide and young children are at particular risk. Preventative food-based strategies require knowledge of current intakes, sources of Fe, and factors associated with low Fe intakes; yet few data are available for Australian children under 2 years. This study's objectives were to determine intakes and food sources of Fe for Australian infants and toddlers and identify non-dietary factors associated with Fe intake. Dietary, anthropometric and socio-demographic data from the Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial Program were analysed for 485 infants (mean age: 9·1 (sd 1·2) months) and 423 toddlers (mean age: 19·6 (sd 2·6) months) and their mothers. Dietary intakes were assessed via 24-h recalls over 3 non-consecutive days. Prevalence of inadequate Fe intake was estimated using the full probability approach. Associations between potential non-dietary predictors (sex, breast-feeding status, age when introduced to solid foods, maternal age, maternal education, maternal employment status and mother's country of birth) and Fe intakes were assessed using linear regression. Mean Fe intakes were 9·1 (sd 4·3) mg/d for infants and 6·6 (sd 2·4) mg/d for toddlers. Our results showed that 32·6 % of infants and 18·6 % of toddlers had inadequate Fe intake. Main food sources of Fe were Fe-fortified infant formula and cereals for infants and toddlers, respectively. Female sex and current breast-feeding were negatively associated with infant Fe intakes. Introduction to solid foods at or later than 6 months was negatively associated with Fe intake in toddlers. These data may facilitate food-based interventions to improve Australian children's Fe intake levels. PMID:26571345

  17. Report on the comparison of the scan strategies employed by the Patrick Air Force Base WSR-74C/McGill radar and the NWS Melbourne WSR-88D radar

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    Taylor, Gregory; Evans, Randolph; Manobianco, John; Schumann, Robin; Wheeler, Mark; Yersavich, Ann

    1994-01-01

    The objective of this investigation is to determine whether the current standard WSR-88D radar (NEXRAD) scan strategies permit the use of the Melbourne WSR-88D to perform the essential functions now performed by the Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB) WSR-74C/McGill radar for evaluating shuttle weather flight rules (FR) and launch commit criteria (LCC). To meet this objective, the investigation compared the beam coverage patterns of the WSR-74C/McGill radar located at PAFB and the WSR-88D radar located at the Melbourne National Weather Service (NWS) Office over the area of concern for weather FR and LCC evaluations. The analysis focused on beam coverage within four vertical 74 km radius cylinders (1 to 4 km above ground level (AGL), 4 to 8 km AGL, 8 to 12 km AGL, and 1 to 12 km AGL) centered on Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39A. The PAFB WSR-74C/McGill radar is approximately 17 km north-northeast of the Melbourne WSR-88D radar. The beam coverage of the WSR-88D using VCP 11 located at the Melbourne NWS Office is comparable (difference in percent of the atmosphere sampled between the two radars is 10 percent or less) within the area of concern to the beam coverage of the WSR-74C/McGill radar located at PAFB. Both radars provide good beam coverage over much of the atmospheric region of concern. In addition, both radars provide poor beam coverage (coverage less than 50 percent) over limited regions near the radars due to the radars' cone of silence and gaps in coverage within the higher elevation scans. Based on scan strategy alone, the WSR-88D radar could be used to perform the essential functions now performed by the PAFB WSR-74C/McGill radar for evaluating shuttle weather FR and LCC. Other radar characteristics may, however, affect the decision as to which radar to use in a given case.

  18. Pesticide and trace metal occurrence and aquatic benchmark exceedances in surface waters and sediments of urban wetlands and retention ponds in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Allinson, Graeme; Zhang, Pei; Bui, AnhDuyen; Allinson, Mayumi; Rose, Gavin; Marshall, Stephen; Pettigrove, Vincent

    2015-07-01

    Samples of water and sediments were collected from 24 urban wetlands in Melbourne, Australia, in April 2010, and tested for more than 90 pesticides using a range of gas chromatographic (GC) and liquid chromatographic (LC) techniques, sample 'hormonal' activity using yeast-based recombinant receptor-reporter gene bioassays, and trace metals using spectroscopic techniques. At the time of sampling, there was almost no estrogenic activity in the water column. Twenty-three different pesticide residues were observed in one or more water samples from the 24 wetlands; chemicals observed at more than 40% of sites were simazine (100%), atrazine (79%), and metalaxyl and terbutryn (46%). Using the toxicity unit (TU) concept, less than 15% of the detected pesticides were considered to pose an individual, short-term risk to fish or zooplankton in the ponds and wetlands. However, one pesticide (fenvalerate) may have posed a possible short-term risk to fish (log10TUf > -3), and three pesticides (azoxystrobin, fenamiphos and fenvalerate) may have posed a risk to zooplankton (logTUzp between -2 and -3); all the photosystem II (PSII) inhibiting herbicides may have posed a risk to primary producers in the ponds and wetlands (log10TUap and/or log10TUalg > -3). The wetland sediments were contaminated with 16 different pesticides; no chemicals were observed at more than one third of sites, but based on frequency of detection and concentrations, bifenthrin (33%, maximum 59 ?g/kg) is the priority insecticide of concern for the sediments studied. Five sites returned a TU greater than the possible effect threshold (i.e. log10TU > 1) as a result of bifenthrin contamination of their sediments. Most sediments did not exceed Australian sediment quality guideline levels for trace metals. However, more than half of the sites had threshold effect concentration quotients (TECQ) values >1 for Cu (58%), Pb (50%), Ni (67%) and Zn (63%), and 75% of sites had mean probable effect concentration quotients (PECQ) >0.2, suggesting that the collected sediments may have been having some impact on sediment-dwelling organisms. PMID:25697552

  19. Establishing the Melbourne injecting drug user cohort study (MIX): rationale, methods, and baseline and twelve-month follow-up results

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    2013-01-01

    Background Cohort studies provide an excellent opportunity to monitor changes in behaviour and disease transmission over time. In Australia, cohort studies of people who inject drugs (PWID) have generally focused on older, in-treatment injectors, with only limited outcome measure data collected. In this study we specifically sought to recruit a sample of younger, largely out-of-treatment PWID, in order to study the trajectories of their drug use over time. Methods Respondent driven sampling, traditional snowball sampling and street outreach methods were used to recruit heroin and amphetamine injectors from one outer-urban and two inner-urban regions of Melbourne, Australia. Information was collected on participants’ demographic and social characteristics, drug use characteristics, drug market access patterns, health and social functioning, and health service utilisation. Participants are followed-up on an annual basis. Results 688 PWID were recruited into the study. At baseline, the median age of participants was 27.6 years (IQR: 24.4 years – 29.6 years) and two-thirds (67%) were male. Participants reported injecting for a median of 10.2 years (range: 1.5 months – 21.2 years), with 11% having injected for three years or less. Limited education, unemployment and previous incarceration were common. The majority of participants (82%) reported recent heroin injection, and one third reported being enrolled in Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) at recruitment. At 12 months follow-up 458 participants (71% of eligible participants) were retained in the study. There were few differences in demographic and drug-use characteristics of those lost to follow-up compared with those retained in the study, with attrition significantly associated with recruitment at an inner-urban location, male gender, and providing incomplete contact information at baseline. Conclusions Our efforts to recruit a sample of largely out-of-treatment PWID were limited by drug market characteristics at the time, where fluctuating heroin availability has led to large numbers of PWID accessing low-threshold OST. Nevertheless, this study of Australian injectors will provide valuable data on the natural history of drug use, along with risk and protective factors for adverse health outcomes associated with injecting drug use. Comprehensive follow-up procedures have led to good participant retention and limited attrition bias. PMID:23786848

  20. Undergraduate Child Psychiatry Teaching in Melbourne, Australia

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    Gough, Jenny K.; McCallum, Zoe; Bevan, Catherine; Vance, Alasdair

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The teaching of child psychiatry in Australian medical schools is under review: the content, the placement of the field within medical curricula, and the appropriate teaching and learning methods are all contested. The authors developed a 1-day program in the 9-week child and adolescent health course conducted in the final two semesters…

  1. Innovative Master's Program in Distributed Computing @ Melbourne

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    the world at her fingertips. But it should be noted that the history of distributed computing is as old (personal digital assistants) and smart-phones. The demand for educational courses in advanced computing

  2. The University of Melbourne Media Release

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    Walker, Jeff

    . Manufacture of this instrument has just been completed and is currently being installed on #12;an aircraft's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, says Australia's main river basins are under mounting

  3. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Melbourne, Australia

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    in the logarithmic region. Two spanwise arrays of hot-films, separated in the streamwise direction, were employed-friction sensors was flush-mounted to the wall and formed our detec- tion plant. The skin-friction footprint

  4. VARIATIONS ON VERTICES AND VORTICES The University of Melbourne

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    cube 8 12 6 soccer ball 60 90 32 dinosaur ? ? ? #12;PROPERTIES OF POLYHEDRA Let's count the number cube 8 12 6 soccer ball 60 90 32 dinosaur ? ? ? #12;PROPERTIES OF POLYHEDRA Let's count the number cube 8 12 6 soccer ball 60 90 32 dinosaur ? ? ? #12;PROPERTIES OF POLYHEDRA Let's count the number

  5. Measuring food access in Melbourne: access to healthy and fast foods by car, bus and foot in an urban municipality in Melbourne. — Measures of the Food Environment

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    Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

  6. Singing in "La Voce Della Luna" Italian Women's Choir in Melbourne, Australia

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    Southcott, Jane; Joseph, Dawn

    2015-01-01

    Australia is a country of ongoing migration that embraces diversity, creative expression and cultural activity. Membership of community music groups by older people can enhance life quality, and may provide a space through which cultural and linguistic identity may be shared and celebrated. This qualitative phenomenological case study explores…

  7. Dietary carbohydrate in relation to cortical and nuclear lens opacities in the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project

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    PURPOSE: In vitro and in vivo animal studies suggest that dietary carbohydrates play a role in cataractogenesis. Few epidemiologic studies have been conducted to evaluate this association. The objective of this study was to examine the cross-sectional associations between total carbohydrate intake, ...

  8. APFIS Dec 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures Melbourne -Australia

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    foam insulation, as the main shear transfer mechanism for precast concrete sandwich panels concrete wythes, allowing for greater structural capacity, higher thermal efficiency, and a longer service flow strength of the CGRID/foam insulation material mechanism, including the type of rigid insulating

  9. Patterns of Language Use: Polish Migrants from the 1980s and Their Children in Melbourne

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    Leuner, Beata

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates the retention of Polish language and culture by first generation Polish migrants from the 1980s and their second generation offspring (aged 15-24) from endogamous and exogamous marriages. We examine various domains such as the home, social networks, visits to Poland, institutions of learning, the Polish media, the Polish…

  10. Minority Language Speakers as Migrants: Some Preliminary Observations on the Sudanese Community in Melbourne

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    Musgrave, Simon; Hajek, John

    2013-01-01

    The language problems faced by migrants may be more complex when they come from a minority language group in their homeland. The new arrivals may find that there are few, or even no, speakers of their language in the community to which they have moved. Then decisions have to be made as to whether to attempt to maintain the native language and also…

  11. The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

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    Statement An Australian National Bank, OzBank which has been carrying out its operations using batch all of their operations and also supports interactive banking. Their CIO (Chief Information Officer nominated employees who will be using the software in running the day-to-day operations of the bank. Now

  12. Research and VET Decision-Making: February 1997 Symposium (Melbourne, Australia, February 19-20, 1997).

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    Smith, Chris Selby, Ed.

    This document contains the speaking notes, spoken comments, and prepared papers of the participants in a 1997 symposium on utilization of vocational education and training (VET) research in VET decision making in Australia. The document begins with the "Introduction" (Chris Selby Smith). The next six sections contain the speaking notes and/or…

  13. The Changing Nature of Work. NCVER Research Forum (Melbourne, Australia, November 30, 2000).

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).

    This publication contains materials from a forum on the changing nature of work (CNW) that brought together researchers and research users to hear how to use findings to improve vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. An overview of the program and biographical information on presenters and panel members follow. The next section…

  14. Business Solutions Case Study: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: LifeStyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida

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    2015-06-01

    Building America research has shown that high-performance homes can potentially give builders an edge in the marketplace and can boost sales. But it doesn't happen automatically. It requires a tailored, easy to understand marketing campaign and sometimes a little flair. This case study highlights LifeStyle Homes’ successful marketing approach for their SunSmart home package, which has helped to boost sales for the company. SunSmart marketing includes a modified logo, weekly blog, social media, traditional advertising, website, and sales staff training. Marketing focuses on quality, durability, healthy indoor air, and energy efficiency with an emphasis on the surety of third-party verification and the scientific approach to developing the SunSmart package. With the introduction of SunSmart, LifeStyle began an early recovery, nearly doubling sales in 2010; SunSmart sales now exceed 300 homes, including more than 20 zero energy homes. Completed homes in 2014 far outpaced the national (19%) and southern census region (27%) recovery rates for the same period. As technology improves and evolves, this builder will continue to collaborate with Building America.

  15. Jr Educational Report, Melbourne, AugustSeptember 2000, Johnson Lund. Children Learning From Team Robotics

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    LEGO­based robot soccer game [Lund Pagliarini, 2000]. They developed a special electronic soccer ball emits infrared LEGO robots more easily the flourescent­ colored typically senior RoboCup leagues. Figure From Team Robotics ­ RoboCup Junior 2000 Educational Research Report (short version, without appendices

  16. The foundation of the Melbourne Code Appendices: Announcing a new paradigm for tracking nomenclatural decisions

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    A new expanded digital resource exists for tracking decisions on all nomenclature proposals potentially contributing to Appendices II-VIII of the International Code of Nomenclature. This system owes its origins to the Smithsonian Institution's Proposals and Disposals website created by Dan Nicolson ...

  17. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 05 MELBOURNE, AUGUST 15 18, 2005

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    also be used to describe some "real- world" situations. The advantages of ALX3d are that they recast CK of which the author is aware that assumes the agents (i.e. human designers) exhibit bounded rationality fundamental spaces: a concept space (or C-space) and a knowledge space (or K-space). K- #12;space contains

  18. The persistence of predictors of wellbeing among refugee youth eight years after resettlement in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Correa-Velez, Ignacio; Gifford, Sandra M; McMichael, Celia

    2015-10-01

    This short report assesses the predictors of subjective health and happiness among a cohort of refugee youth over their first eight years in Australia. Five waves of data collection were conducted between 2004 (n = 120) and 2012-13 (n = 51) using mixed methods. Previous schooling, self-esteem, moving house in the previous year, a supportive social environment, stronger ethnic identity and perceived discrimination were significant predictors of wellbeing after adjusting for demographic and pre-migration factors. When compared with a previous analysis of this cohort over their first three years of settlement, experiences of social exclusion still have a significant impact on wellbeing eight years after arriving in Australia. This study contributes to mounting evidence in support of policies that discourage discrimination and promote social inclusion and cultural diversity and which underpin the wellbeing of resettled refugee youth. PMID:26310592

  19. International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants (Melbourne Code): Appendices II-VIII

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    Science requires a precise, stable, and simple system of nomenclature used by scientists in all countries of the world, dealing on the one hand with the terms that denote the ranks of taxonomic groups, and on the other with the scientific names that are applied to the individual taxonomic units of a...

  20. "The Show Must Go On": Older Entertainers Making Music in the Community in Melbourne, Australia

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    Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane

    2014-01-01

    Globally countries are faced with an aging population and Australia is no different. This creates challenges for the maintenance of well-being which can be enhanced by active engagement in society. There is extensive research that confirms that engagement in music by older people is positively related to individual and community well-being. Music…

  1. This article was downloaded by: [University Of Melbourne] On: 12 December 2011, At: 21:57

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    Kurnia, Sherah

    ://www.tandfonline.com/loi/titd20 Inter-organizational systems (IOS) adoption in the Arabian Gulf region: the case of the Bahraini this article: Mazen Ali & Sherah Kurnia (2011): Inter-organizational systems (IOS) adoption in the Arabian Gulf;Inter-organizational systems (IOS) adoption in the Arabian Gulf region: the case of the Bahraini grocery

  2. PREFACE: Proceedings of the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Melbourne, 25-29 February 2008) Proceedings of the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Melbourne, 25-29 February 2008)

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    Ford, Mike; Russo, Salvy; Gale, Julian

    2009-04-01

    image The International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is held bi-annually in Australia, supported by the Australian Research Council and Australian Nanotechnology Network. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion about all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology, to enable young Australian researchers a chance to meet and engage with leading global scientists in the field, and to set up the exchange mechanisms and collaborations that will enable the field to continue to develop and flourish. The second conference in this series co-chaired by Professor Paul Mulvaney and Professor Abid Khan attracted over eight hundred participants from across academia, industry, government and schools, with 8 plenary talks, 32 invited talks and more than 420 oral and poster papers spread across 6 parallel symposia. These symposia presented the status of international research from nanoelectronics to nanobiotechnology, a stream dedicated to commercialization issues and showcasing Australian success stories, and a final symposium discussing regulatory, environmental and health issues, and the next stage of the nanotechnology roadmap. The development of efficient algorithms and availability of computing power has seen calculation play a crucial role in the progress of nanoscience and nanotechnology, providing a window onto processes occurring at the molecular level that are not easily accessed by experiment alone. Consequently, a symposium was dedicated to nanocomputation, containing contributions ranging from first principles atomistic simulations of nanostructures to classical models of nanotube motion. The papers in this special issue are contributions to this symposium co-chaired by Salvy Russo, Julian Gale and Mike Ford.

  3. Regimes of the North Australian Wet Season Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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    Jakob, Christian

    characteristics of the wet season is the date of the monsoon onset, and there are numerous Corresponding authorRegimes of the North Australian Wet Season MICK POPE Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre, Bureau form 28 July 2009) ABSTRACT The variability of the north Australian wet season is examined

  4. What Alternative? A Snapshot of VCAL As an Alternative to Senior Secondary Education in the Western Region of Melbourne

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    Broadbent, Robyn; Papadopoulos, Theo

    2013-01-01

    The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a two-year senior school certificate available to secondary students in Victoria, Australia, and has been operational for almost a decade. It is delivered by secondary schools and further education providers. In 2010, two programmes from each of these providers were reviewed and considered in…

  5. This article was downloaded by: [The University Of Melbourne Libraries] On: 18 February 2014, At: 17:11

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    Sandiford, Mike

    ://www.tandfonline.com/loi/taje20 Thermal insulation and geothermal targeting, with specific reference to coal-bearing basins T. J, S. Quenette, S. H. Goyen & B. Harrison (2013) Thermal insulation and geothermal targeting) 03-02-2014 19:1 Thermal insulation and geothermal targeting, with specific reference to coal

  6. Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IVBrisbane, QLD, 1014 September, 2012 1 1 School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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    Sandiford, Mike

    water may prove commercial for low- enthalpy power generation, for input into current coal-fired plants than global average values, mainly due to high porosity, abundant coal, and low quartz content. Despite, in direct-use applications, and highlights the possibility of stand-alone geothermal power generation from

  7. International Students in the Private VET Sector in Melbourne, Australia: Rethinking Their Characteristics and Aspirations outside the Deficit Model

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    Pasura, Rinos

    2015-01-01

    The reconstruction of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector into a competitive training market, which led to the participation of international students and commercial for-profit private VET providers, has until recently focused on the importance of international students to the national economy whilst ignoring the…

  8. Australasian Conference on Information Systems Context Change Archetypes 2-4 Dec 2009, Melbourne Ploesser et al.

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    Liang, Huizhi "Elly"

    control of the enterprise. Following Melão and Pidd, we adopt the view of a business process as a network.rosemann}@qut.edu.au Abstract The emergence of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and Business Process Management have led focus of these initiatives has been on internal business operations, assuming a defined and stable

  9. Multi-Scale Modelling Symposium A CSIRO cutting edge symposium 7-8 December 2009, Melbourne, Australia

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    Raman, Venkat

    constant (m/s) knucl rate constant for nucleation reaction Nav Avogadro's number (1/mol) vm TiCl4 monomer formation and growth are investigated. NOMENCLATURE v volume of particle n(v,t) number density function(v,v' ) aggregation kernel for sizes v and v' mk kth moment of number density function ks TiCl4 surface reaction rate

  10. DICTA2002: Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications, 21--22 January 2002, Melbourne, Australia. Programming Optimisation for Embedded Vision

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    Roe, Paul

    as other embedded devices has made it necessary to develop computer vision techniques which are more compilers [2] to meet these requirements. Traditional image processing and computer vision algorithms often approaches have been used: attaching a computer to a robot; designing a custom chip for specific vision tasks

  11. APFIS-2013, Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures Melbourne-Australia, December 11-13, 2013

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    for strengthening are High Tensile CFRP and High Elastic Modulus CFRP material. The three types of loading Inter In order strengthe machine. & Sumik strap join strands is minates on th plores a new material prov of carbo vides solution ERTIES used for flex two types of Several tensil aterials. Table Stra n 1.03 dulus

  12. Michalewicz and Michalewicz, Puzzle Based Learning Proceedings of the 2007 AaeE Conference, Melbourne, Copyright Michalewicz and Michalewicz, 2007

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    Michalewicz, Zbigniew

    -Based Learning ­ is very beneficial for introducing mathematics, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. As Alex Fisher wrote in his book, Critical Thinking: "... though many teachers would claim to teach to address this educational gap by teaching "thinking skills" based on some structure (e.g. critical thinking

  13. Convective Systems of the North Australian Monsoon Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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    Jakob, Christian

    , which is more typical of maritime convection. 1. Introduction The climate of the earth is stronglyConvective Systems of the North Australian Monsoon MICK POPE Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre, in final form 27 February 2008) ABSTRACT The climatology of convection over northern Australia

  14. Metal accumulation in roadside soil in Melbourne, Australia: Effect of road age, traffic density and vehicular speed.

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    De Silva, Shamali; Ball, Andrew S; Huynh, Trang; Reichman, Suzie M

    2016-01-01

    Concentrations of vehicular emitted heavy metals in roadside soils result in long term environmental damage. This study assessed the relationships between traffic characteristics (traffic density, road age and vehicular speed) and roadside soil heavy metals. Significant levels were recorded for Cd (0.06-0.59 mg/kg), Cr (18-29 mg/kg), Cu (4-12 mg/kg), Ni (7-20 mg/kg), Mn (92-599 mg/kg), Pb (16-144 mg/kg) and Zn (10.36-88.75 mg/kg), with Mn concentrations exceeding the Ecological Investigation Level. Significant correlations were found between roadside soil metal concentration and vehicular speed (R = 0.90), road age (R = 0.82) and traffic density (R = 0.68). Recently introduced metals in automotive technology (e.g. Mn and Sb) were higher in younger roads, while the metals present for many years (e.g. Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn) were higher in medium and old age roads confirming the risk of significant metal deposition and soil metal retention in roadside soils. PMID:26603093

  15. Information Management. VALA National Conference on Library Automation Proceedings (2nd, Melbourne, Australia, November 28-December 1, 1983). Volume 1.

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    Cheney, B. J., Ed.

    The first of two volumes of a conference proceedings, this document contains the welcome, the opening, the keynote addresses, and the invited papers, as well as a submitted paper by John Gillam which was not available for publication in the pre-prints (Volume 2) prior to the conference. Three addresses are not included in these proceedings and…

  16. This article was downloaded by: [The University Of Melbourne Libraries] On: 22 October 2012, At: 20:38

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    Marusic, Ivan

    Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Journal of Turbulence://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tjot20 Investigation of three dimensionality in the near field of a round jet using stereo PIV B of a round jet using stereo PIV, Journal of Turbulence, 3, N16 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10

  17. Local Data Integration in East Central Florida

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    Case, Jonathan L.; Manobianco, John T.

    1999-01-01

    The Applied Meteorology Unit has configured a Local Data Integration System (LDIS) for east central Florida which assimilates in-situ and remotely-sensed observational data into a series of high-resolution gridded analyses. The ultimate goal for running LDIS is to generate products that may enhance weather nowcasts and short-range (less than 6 h) forecasts issued in support of the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS), Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG), and the Melbourne National Weather Service (NWS MLB) operational requirements. LDIS has the potential to provide added value for nowcasts and short-ten-n forecasts for two reasons. First, it incorporates all data operationally available in east central Florida. Second, it is run at finer spatial and temporal resolutions than current national-scale operational models such as the Rapid Update Cycle and Eta models. LDIS combines all available data to produce grid analyses of primary variables (wind, temperature, etc.) at specified temporal and spatial resolutions. These analyses of primary variables can be used to compute diagnostic quantities such as vorticity and divergence. This paper demonstrates the utility of LDIS over east central Florida for a warm season case study. The evolution of a significant thunderstorm outflow boundary is depicted through horizontal and vertical cross section plots of wind speed, divergence, and circulation. In combination with a suitable visualization too], LDIS may provide users with a more complete and comprehensive understanding of evolving mesoscale weather than could be developed by individually examining the disparate data sets over the same area and time.

  18. Objective Lightning Probability Forecasts for East-Central Florida Airports

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    Crawford, Winfred C.

    2013-01-01

    The forecasters at the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL, (NWS MLB) identified a need to make more accurate lightning forecasts to help alleviate delays due to thunderstorms in the vicinity of several commercial airports in central Florida at which they are responsible for issuing terminal aerodrome forecasts. Such forecasts would also provide safer ground operations around terminals, and would be of value to Center Weather Service Units serving air traffic controllers in Florida. To improve the forecast, the AMU was tasked to develop an objective lightning probability forecast tool for the airports using data from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN). The resulting forecast tool is similar to that developed by the AMU to support space launch operations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) for use by the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) in previous tasks (Lambert and Wheeler 2005, Lambert 2007). The lightning probability forecasts are valid for the time periods and areas needed by the NWS MLB forecasters in the warm season months, defined in this task as May-September.

  19. Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs, Central Florida (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-03-01

    In some communities, local government and non-profit entities have funds to purchase and renovate distressed, foreclosed homes for resale in the affordable housing market. Numerous opportunities to improve whole house energy efficiency are inherent in these comprehensive renovations. BA-PIRC worked together in a multi-year field study making recommendations in individual homes, meanwhile compiling improvement costs, projected energy savings, practical challenges, and labor force factors surrounding common energy-related renovation measures. The field study, Phase 1 of this research, resulted in a set of best practices appropriate to the current labor pool and market conditions in central Florida to achieve projected annual energy savings of 15-30% and higher. This report describes Phase 2 of the work where researchers worked with a local government partner to implement and refine the "current best practices". A simulation study was conducted to characterize savings potential under three sets of conditions representing varying replacement needs for energy-related equipment and envelope components. The three scenarios apply readily to the general remodeling industry as for renovation of foreclosed homes for the affordable housing market. Our new local government partner, the City of Melbourne, implemented the best practices in a community-scale renovation program that included ten homes in 2012. ?

  20. Nucleic Acids Research, 2008, 112 doi:10.1093/nar/gkn1015

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    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and 8 Vaccine Research Center, National

  1. Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs - Central Florida

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    2014-03-01

    In some communities, local government and non-profit entities have funds to purchase and renovate distressed, foreclosed homes for resale in the affordable housing market. Numerous opportunities to improve whole house energy efficiency are inherent in these comprehensive renovations. BA-PIRC worked together in a multiyear field study making recommendations in individual homes, meanwhile compiling improvement costs, projected energy savings, practical challenges, and labor force factors surrounding common energy-related renovation measures. The field study, Phase 1 of this research, resulted in a set of best practices appropriate to the current labor pool and market conditions in central Florida to achieve projected annual energy savings of 15%-30% and higher. This case study describes Phase 2 of the work where researchers worked with a local government partner to implement and refine the "current best practices". A simulation study was conducted to characterize savings potential under three sets of conditions representing varying replacement needs for energy-related equipment and envelope components. The three scenarios apply readily to the general remodeling industry as for renovation of foreclosed homes for the affordable housing market. The new local government partner, the City of Melbourne, implemented the best practices in a community-scale renovation program that included ten homes in 2012.

  2. In Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 03), pp. 193-200, Melbourne, Australia, July 2003.

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    Stone, Peter

    ACM 1-58113-683-8/03/0007 ...$5.00. level, organisms have distinct subsystems, including reflexes, the visual system, etc. It is difficult to imagine a monolithic entity that would be capable of the range

  3. In Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 03), pp. 193200, Melbourne, Australia, July 2003.

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    Stone, Peter

    2003 ACM 1­58113­683­8/03/0007 ...$5.00. level, organisms have distinct subsystems, including reflexes, the visual system, etc. It is di#cult to imagine a monolithic entity that would be capable of the range

  4. The Melbourne Code Appendices: announcing a new approach for tracking nomenclatural decisions and a analysis of the history of nomenclatural proposals

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    A newly expanded digital resource exists for tracking decisions on all nomenclature proposals potentially contributing to Appendices II-VIII of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. This resource originated with the Smithsonian Institution's Proposals and Disposals web...

  5. Partnerships in Education. A Collection of Papers Presentation at the International Community Education Association (ICEA) Conference (1st, Melbourne, Australia, September 26-29, 1988).

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    Townsend, Tony, Ed.; Cowdell, Jennie, Ed.

    The following papers, panel discussion, summaries, and comments are included in this conference proceedings document: "Education: The Essential Partnership" (Ramsey); "Australia's Involvement in Education in the Pacific: Partnership or Patronage?" (Baba); "Report by the Rapporteur to the Final Plenary Session" (Kimberley); "Adult Environmental…

  6. IBRO World Congress Of Neuroscience, Melbourne Australia July 12-17 2007 The effect of dopaminergic therapy on functional connectivity in Parkinson's

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    therapy on functional connectivity in Parkinson's disease Grega Repov_, Deanna Barch, Meghan Campbell in diseases such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and Tourette syndrome. Additionally, pharmacological with Parkinson's disease and matched controls, during intravenous administration of L-Dopa or saline. The design

  7. Proc.AustralianBroadbandSwitchingandServicesSymposium,Melbourne,July1992,pp.271-278.ThispdfreconstructedDec2005. TOWARDS SHARED ATM FIBRES, A PSEUDO METASIGNALLING

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    Armitage, Grenville

    should have a node dedicated to managing VCI/VPIs. Cell switches communicate with AALs through a common Channel Indicator (VCI) and Virtual Path Indicator (VPI) represents depend on previous agreements reached a statically defined, and globally applied, VCI/VPI [5,6]. This paper looks at a simple signalling protocol

  8. Depression in Mothers in a Multi-Ethnic Urban Industrial Municipality in Melbourne. Aetiological Factors and Effects on Infants and Preschool Children.

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    Williams, Howard; Carmichael, Allan

    1985-01-01

    Comparison of poor Australian-born and immigrant mothers revealed a significantly higher rate of depression among recently arrived, non-English-speaking immigrant mothers having no supporting social network. Depressed Australian-born mothers often had unhappy, unstable, and insecure childhoods. Behavioral problems in infants and preschool children…

  9. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. The Melbourne Family Grief Study, I: Perceptions of family functioning in be...

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    Dowe, David

    Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without; Health Module pg. 650 #12;Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. #12;Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction

  10. The Maintenance Effect of Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Groups for the Chinese Parents of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Melbourne, Australia: A 6-Month Follow-Up Study

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    Wong, D. F. K.; Poon, A.; Kwok, Y. C. Lai

    2011-01-01

    Background: Caring for a child with intellectual disability can be stressful. No data on the longer-term effects of cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) on parents from a Chinese-speaking background who have children with intellectual disabilities are available in the literature. This study attempted to fill this research gap by examining the…

  11. Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2005). Volume 1

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    Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    The first volume of the 29th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education contains plenary lecture and research forum papers as listed below. Short oral communications papers, poster presentations, brief summaries of discussion groups, and working sessions are also included in the volume. The plenary…

  12. Social Change and Family Policies. Free Papers, Part 4. International CFR Seminar (20th, Melbourne, Australia, August 19-24, 1984).

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    Baum, Frances E.; And Others

    These free papers presented at an International Committee on Family Research (CFR) seminar include (1) Frances E. Baum's "There's No Room in the Nuclear Family: Sharing As an Alternative Housing Option"; (2) Paula W. Dail's "Parental Role Perceptions among Young, Dual Parent Families in America: Family Policy Implications for the Future"; (3)…

  13. Research Reports from the First Pre-ICME Satellite Conference on Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, August 21-22, 1984).

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    Blane, Dudley, Ed.

    Provided are the papers presented at a conference which served as an international forum on diagnostic and prescriptive mathematics education. They are: (1) "The Evolution of the Research Council for Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics" by Robert Underhill; (2) "The Interaction of Knowledge and Cognitive Processes in Diagnosis and…

  14. Neoliberal Economic Markets in Vocational Education and Training: Shifts in Perceptions and Practices in Private Vocational Education and Training in Melbourne, Australia

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    Pasura, Rinos

    2014-01-01

    This article argues that the adoption of the competitive Vocational Education and Training (VET) markets in Australia resulted in shifts in institutional perceptions and practices. Using situated experiences and perspectives from quality assurance auditors, training managers, international students and VET teachers from seven commercial for-profit…

  15. Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996).

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    Hedberg, John G., Ed.; And Others

    This book presents a series of conference papers dealing with educational technology. The papers are: "The Role of Educational Technology in Upgrading Teacher Education in Pakistan" (M. Hashim Abbasi and Alex C. Millar); "Report on the Teaching and Learning on the Internet Project--RMIT TAFE" (Laurie Armstrong); "A Dissemination Strategy for…

  16. Impacts of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (Melbourne Code) on the scientific names of plant pathogenic fungi

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    Recent changes in the new International Code of Nomenclature (ICN) for algae, fungi and plants require that only one name be used for pleomorphic fungi many of which have two or more scientific names at present. It is necessary to decide which of two competing scientific names will be applied to one...

  17. Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2005). Volume 2

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    Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    This document contains the second volume of the proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference papers are centered around the theme of "Learners and Learning Environments." This volume features 43 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Adl and Fre: (1)…

  18. Social Change and Family Policies. Final Papers, Part 5. International CFR Seminar (20th, Melbourne, Australia, August 19-24, 1984).

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    Asche, Justice Austin; And Others

    This document contains final papers presented at an International Committee on Family Research (CFR) seminar; included are key, discussant, and free papers as well as closing and farewell addresses. Key papers covered (1) worldwide trends in administrating family policy and (2) work, economic policies, and welfare consequences and…

  19. 1991 AAIR Forum. Refereed Proceedings of the Conference of the Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) (2nd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, October 1-3, 1991).

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    Swinburne Inst. of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria (Australia).

    The Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) conference provided a comprehensive coverage of issues, concepts, and techniques in the areas of planning, data analysis and research, and related aspects of management support in tertiary education. Refereed papers from the conference include: (1) "Changes in Student Approaches to…

  20. Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2005). Volume 3

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    Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    The third volume of the 29th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education contains full research report papers. Papers include: (1) Students' Use of ICT Tools: Choices and Reasons (Anne Berit Fuglestad); (2) Interaction of Modalities in Cabri: A Case Study (Fulvia Furinghetti, Francesca Morselli, and…

  1. Social Change and Family Policies. Key Papers, Part 2. International CFR Seminar (20th, Melbourne, Australia, August 19-24, 1984).

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    Eichler, Margrit; And Others

    These papers from an International Committee on Family Research (CFR) seminar explore seven themes, three of which are presented in Part 2. Work, economic policies, and welfare consequences and responsibilities (Theme 5) are discussed in Margrit Eichler's "The Familism-Individualism Flip-Flop and Its Implications for Economic and Social Welfare…

  2. Social Change and Family Policies. Key Papers, Part I. International CFR Seminar (20th, Melbourne, Australia, August 19-24, 1984).

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    Collins, Randall; And Others

    These papers from an International Committee on Family Research (CFR) seminar explore seven themes, four of which are presented in Part 1. The first set of papers approach the question of whether the family is worth supporting and the related issue of pressures, conflicts, and expectations of family life (Theme 1). Randall Collins discusses…

  3. Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2005). Volume 4

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    Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    This document is the fourth volume of the proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference papers are centered around the theme of "Learners and Learning Environments." This volume features 42 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Mul and Wu: (1) Case…

  4. 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems Users' emotions and quality goals on appropriation 4-6 Dec 2013, Melbourne Mendoza & Miller

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    Miller, Tim

    'emotions or feelings about a system and the associated system qualities in encouraging adoption and effective use appropriation ­ a term used to capture adoption and ongoing use, is driven by different emotions depending on whether users are in the adoption decision-making stage or during actual use. Findings from this study

  5. Australian Conference on Information Systems ERP Systems in the Higher Education Sector 2-4 Dec 2009, Melbourne Rabaa'I, Bandara & Gable

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    Liang, Huizhi "Elly"

    .gable@qut.edu.au Abstract In response to a range of contextual drivers, the worldwide adoption of ERP Systems in Higher the phenomenon of ERP adoption and evaluation in HEIs in the Australasian region. It presents a descriptive case with ERP adoption. The case study provides rich contextual details about ERP system selection

  6. Technology in Mathematics Education: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, June 30-July 3, 1996).

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    Clarkson, Philip C., Ed.

    This document contains papers presented at the 19th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Topics of the presentations include learning research, mathematical representations, problem solving, strategic learning behaviors, algebraic thinking and learning environments, teaching and learning of algebra,…

  7. The Importance of a Theory-Informed Understanding of Additive Bilingual Education: Supporting Bilingualism and Biliteracy in a Melbourne Primary School

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    Molyneux, Paul

    2006-01-01

    While Government commitments to supporting instruction in languages other than English have largely been honoured, bilingual education as a form of learning has not been widespread. Acknowledging the benefits of learning a language other than English, the most recent Australian national languages policy statement nonetheless makes no mention of…

  8. Team 386 prepares for the FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    Voltage: The South Brevard FIRST Team (386) works on their robot, Sparky. The team of students from Eau Gallie, Satellite, Palm Bay, Melbourne, Bayside and Melbourne Central Catholic high schools was co-sponsored by Intersil Corp., Harris Corp., NASA Kennedy Space Center, Rockwell Collins and Interface & Control Systems, Inc. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  9. Prototype Local Data Integration System and Central Florida Data Deficiency

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    Manobianco, John; Case, Jonathan

    1998-01-01

    This report describes the Applied Meteorology Unit's (AMU) task on the Local Data Integration System (LDIS) and central Florida data deficiency. The objectives of the task are to identify all existing meteorological data sources within 250 km of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and the Eastern Range at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), identify and configure an appropriate LDIS to integrate these data, and implement a working prototype to be used for limited case studies and data non-incorporation (DNI) experiments. The ultimate goal for running LDIS is to generate products that may enhance weather nowcasts and short-range (less than 6 h) forecasts issued in support of the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS), Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG), and the Melbourne National Weather Service (NWS MLB) operational requirements. The LDIS has the potential to provide added value for nowcasts and short term forecasts for two reasons. First, it incorporates all data operationally available in east central Florida. Second, it is run at finer spatial and temporal resolutions than current national-scale operational models. In combination with a suitable visualization tool, LDIS may provide users with a more complete and comprehensive understanding of evolving fine-scale weather features than could be developed by individually examining the disparate data sets over the same area and time. The utility of LDIS depends largely on the reliability and availability of observational data. Therefore, it is important to document all existing meteorological data sources around central Florida that can be incorporated by it. Several factors contribute to the data density and coverage over east central Florida including the level in the atmosphere, distance from KSC/CCAS, time, and prevailing weather. The central Florida mesonet consists of existing surface meteorological and hydrological data available from the Tampa NWS and data servers at Miami and Jacksonville. However the utility of these data for operational use is limited, mainly because there are relatively few additional meteorological observations within 50 km of KSC/CCAS to supplement existing METAR and KSC/CCAS tower reports.

  10. REVIEW ARTICLE published: 27 June 2012

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    Showalter, Allan M.

    of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Edited Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010-proteins and the research challenges for these enigmatic plant cell surface proteoglycans LiTan1, Allan M. Showalter2, Jack

  11. Observations of Total Lightning Associated with Severe Convection During the Wet Season in Central Florida

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    Sharp, D.; Williams, E.; Weber, M.; Goodman, Steven J.; Raghavan, R.; Matlin, A.; Boldi, B.

    1998-01-01

    This paper will discuss findings of a collaborative lightning research project between National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Weather Service office In Melbourne Florida. In August 1996, NWS/MLB received a workstation which incorporates data from the KMLB WSR-88D, Cloud to Ground (CG) stroke data from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN), and 3D volumetric lightning data collected from the Kennedy Space Centers' Lightning Detection And Ranging (LDAR) lightning system. The two primary objectives of this lightning workstation, called Lightning Imaging Sensor Data Applications Display (USDAD), are to: observe how total lightning relates to severe convective storm morphology over central Florida, and compare ground based total lightning data (LDAR) to a satellite based lightning detection system. This presentation will focus on objective #1. The LISDAD system continuously displays CG and total lighting activity overlaid on top of the KMLB composite reflectivity product. This allows forecasters to monitor total lightning activity associated with convective cells occurring over the central Florida peninsula and adjacent coastal waters. The LISDAD system also keeps track of the amount of total lightning data, and associated KMLB radar products with individual convective cells occurring over the region. By clicking on an individual cell, a history table displays flash rate information (CG and total lightning) in one minute increments, along with radar parameter trends (echo tops, maximum dBz and height of maximum dBz) every 5 minutes. This history table Is updated continuously, without user intervention, as long as the cell is identified. Reviewing data collected during the 1997 wet season (21 cases) revealed that storms which produced severe weather (hall greater or = 0.75 in. or wind damage) typically showed a rapid rise In total lightning prior to the onset of severe weather. On average, flash rate increases of 25 FPM per minute over a time scale of approximately 5 minutes were common. These pulse severe storms typically reached values of 150 to 200 FPM with some cells exceeding 400 FPM. One finding which could have a direct application to the warning process is that the rapid increase in lightning typically occurred in advance of the warning issuance time. Comparisons between the ending time of the rapid rate increase and the time of when the warning was issued by NWS/MLB meteorologist exhibited a lead time of 8 minutes. It is conceivable that if close monitoring of the LISDAD system by operational meteorologist is routinely performed, warnings for pulse severe storms could be issued up to 4 to 6 minutes earlier than what is issued currently.

  12. Quality, Viability and Relevance: A Strategic Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mixed-Mode Teaching and Learning in an Undergraduate Biotechnology and Biomedical Science Degree

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    Gray, Kathleen; Piva, Terrence; Nicolettou, Angela

    2004-01-01

    RMIT is a major Australian university of technology based in central Melbourne with regional and international reach. It has made both online education and programme quality two central planks in its teaching and learning strategy in recent years. This paper proposes making the connection between these two strategic directions by working within a…

  13. Total Lightning and Radar Storm Characteristics Associated with Severe Storms in Central Florida

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    Goodman, Steven J; Raghavan, R.; Buechler, Dennis; Hodanish, S.; Sharp, D.; Williams, E.; Boldi, B.; Matlin, A.; Weber, M.

    1998-01-01

    This paper examines the three dimensional characteristics of lightning flashes and severe storms observed in Central Florida during 1997-1998. The lightning time history of severe and tornadic storms were captured during the on-going ground validation campaign supporting the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) experiment on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). The ground validation campaign is a collaborative experiment that began in 1997 and involves scientists at the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, MIT/Lincoln Laboratories, and the NWS Forecast Office at Melbourne, FL. Lightning signatures that may provide potential early warning of severe storms are being evaluated by the forecasters at the NWS/MLB office. Severe storms with extreme flash rates sometimes exceeding 300 per minute and accompanying rapid increases in flash rate prior to the onset of the severe weather (hall, damaging winds, tornadoes) have been reported by Hodanish et al. and Williams et al. (1998-this conference). We examine the co-evolving changes in storm structure (mass, echo top, shear, latent heat release) and kinematics associated with these extreme and rapid flash rate changes over time. The flash frequency and density are compared with the three dimensional radar reflectivity structure of the storm to help interpret the possible mechanisms producing the extreme and rapidly increasing flash rates. For two tornadic storms examined thus far, we find the burst of lightning is associated with the development of upper level rotation in the storm. In one case, the lightning burst follows the formation of a bounded weak echo region (BWER). The flash rates diminish with time as the rotation develops to the ground in conjunction with the decent of the reflectivity core. Our initial findings suggest the dramatic increase of flash rates is associated with a sudden and dramatic increase in storm updraft intensity which we hypothesize is stretching vertical vorticity as well as enhancing the development of the mixed phase region of the storm. We discuss the importance of these factors in producing both the observed extreme flash rates and the severe weather that follows in these storms and others to be presented.

  14. ABNORMALITIES IN TENSOR MORPHOLOGY IN PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA: A DTI STUDY OF THE CORPUS CALLOSUM

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    , Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, and Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia; 3 Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School on a 3T GE system (EPI sequence, b=700, 51 independent directions, 8 baseline images, 1.7mm3 voxels

  15. P1-015 BRAIN AND HIPPOCAMPAL RATES OF ATROPHY IN FAMILIAL ALZHEIMER'S DISEASEMUTATION

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    Thompson, Paul

    School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; 4University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, United States; 13Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick-Sydney, Australia; 14Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia; 15University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 16Columbia University, New York, New

  16. P2-226 CROSS-SECTIONAL CEREBRAL VOLUMETRIC DIFFERENCES AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH

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    Thompson, Paul

    University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; 4University of Michigan Health System, Ann States; 14Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick-Sydney, Australia; 15Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia; 16University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 17Columbia University, New York, New

  17. Electrophysiological and diffusion tensor imaging evidence of delayed corollary discharges in patients

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    Adcock, R. Alison

    of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3 Brain Imaging System, Brockton Division, Harvard Medical School, Brockton, MA, USA 6 Radiological Sciences Laboratory experience temporally delayed CDs to self-generated auditory stimuli, putatively because of structural damage

  18. Inter-Hemispheric Transfer Time and White Matter Integrity in Schizophrenia: a Combined ERP and DTI Study

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    , VIC, Australia; 3. Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Harvard. Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health to underlie the symptoms of schizophrenia1. While structural damage to the corpus callosum (CC) has been

  19. Workers prepare the tent for FIRST robotic competition

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    2000-01-01

    Workers at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex make final preparations in the huge tent for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  20. Teams practice for the FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    Students test their robots in practice sessions before the start of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  1. Policy and Practice of Tertiary Literacy. Selected Proceedings of the First National Conference on Tertiary Literacy: Research and Practice, Volume 1 (1st, Melbourne, Australia, March 14-16, 1996).

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    Golebiowski, Zofia, Ed.

    This selection of papers from the First Conference on Tertiary Literacy, which examined the role of literacy as a foundation for knowledge acquisition and dissemination that influences the academic success of tertiary students, presents a number of case studies of policy and practice in Australian universities. Keynote addresses included:…

  2. Quality and Diversity in VET [Vocational Education and Training] Research. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) (2nd, Melbourne, Australia, February 11-12, 1999).

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    Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Alexandria.

    These proceedings consist of 43 presentations clustered into these key areas: position, strategy, contribution, and future issues; diversity of participation and contexts; issues in the workplace and learning settings; question of practitioners work; and questions of knowledge and methodology--all related to the themes of quality and diversity.…

  3. the Dark Side of the Universe, June 03 2009, Melbourne Aldo Morselli, INFN Roma Tor Vergata aldo.morselli@roma2.infn.it 1 Search for Dark Matter in the sky

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    Morselli, Aldo

    .morselli@roma2.infn.it 3 Neutralino WIMPs Assume present in the galactic halo · is its own antiparticle => can PAMELA: Cosmic-Ray Antiparticle Measurements: Antiprotons fd: Clumpiness factors needed to disentangle

  4. A. Kusiak and A. Burns, Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case Study, Proceedings of International Conference, KES 2005, Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, in R.

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    A. Kusiak and A. Burns, Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case Study, Proceedings of the 9 3683, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005, pp. 953-958. Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case. This paper presents an approach to control pluggage of a coal-fired boiler. The proposed approach involves

  5. Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    Team 393 from Morristown, Ind., sets up its robot on a table to prepare it for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. KSC is co-sponsoring the team, The Bee Bots, from Morristown Junior and Senior High Schools. On the floor at right is team 386, known as Voltage: The South Brevard First Team. This team is made up of students from Eau Gallie, Satellite, Palm Bay, Melbourne, Bayside and Melbourne Central Catholic High Schools. They are sponsored by KSC as well as Harris Corp., Intersil Corp., Interface & Control Systems. Inc. and Rockwell Collins. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  6. Situational Lightning Climatologies for Central Florida, Phase 2, Part 3

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    Bauman, William H., III

    2007-01-01

    The threat of lightning is a daily concern during the warm season in Florida. The forecasters at the Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) at Johnson Spaceflight Center in Houston, TX consider lightning in their landing forecasts for space shuttles at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), FL Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The forecasters at the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL (NWS MLB) do the same in their routine Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs) for seven airports in the NWS MLB County Warning Area (CWA). The Applied Meteorology Unit created flow regime climatologies of lightning probability in the 5-, 10-, 20-, and 30-n mi circles surrounding the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) and all airports in the NWS MLB county warning area in 1-, 3-, and 6-hour increments. The results were presented in tabular and graphical format and incorporated into a web-based graphical user interface so forecasters could easily navigate through the data and to make the GUI usable in any web browser on computers with different operating systems.

  7. Situational Lightning Climatologies for Central Florida: Phase III

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    Barrett, Joe H., III

    2008-01-01

    This report describes work done by the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) to add composite soundings to the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS). This allows National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters to compare the current atmospheric state with climatology. In a previous phase, the AMU created composite soundings for four rawinsonde observation stations in Florida, for each of eight flow regimes. The composite soundings were delivered to the NWS Melbourne (MLB) office for display using the NSHARP software program. NWS MLB requested that the AMU make the composite soundings available for display in AWIPS. The AMU first created a procedure to customize AWIPS so composite soundings could be displayed. A unique four-character identifier was created for each of the 32 composite soundings. The AMU wrote a Tool Command Language/Tool Kit (TcVTk) software program to convert the composite soundings from NSHARP to Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) format. The NetCDF files were then displayable by AWIPS.

  8. PHYSICAL REVIEW E VOLUME 48, NUMBER 2 AUGUST 1993 Perturbed spectra of glasslike chains

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    Chan, Derek Y C

    Gunning and Derek Chan Department of Mathematics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 8058, Australia (Received 28 December 1992) In this paper we calculate the vibrational spectra of classical

  9. Optimization and Nonlinear Equations Gordon K. Smyth

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    Smyth, Gordon K.

    Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Department of Mathematics and Statistics will gradually refine the working estimate until a predetermined level of precision has been reached

  10. Astronaut David Brown poses with ComBBat team

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    2000-01-01

    Astronaut David Brown poses with members of the team known as ComBBat, representing Central Florida's Astronaut and Titusville high schools. ComBBat was teamed with Boeing at KSC and Brevard Community College. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition being held March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  11. Team 21 cheers during a contest at the FIRST event

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    2000-01-01

    Members of the FIRST robotic team, ComBBat, from Central Florida's Astronaut and Titusville high schools, cheer and encourage the contestants during competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  12. Evolving clonal nevus—case report with serial digital dermatoscopy and dermatopathology

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    Inskip, Mike; Magee, Jill

    2015-01-01

    We present a case of a clonal nevus arising from a previously banal melanocytic nevus over a 15-month period on the central back of a 30-year-old woman in a primary care skin cancer practice in Melbourne, Australia. Clinical, dermatoscopic and dermatopathologic images are presented. A search of the literature has discovered no previously published dermatoscopy images of an evolving clonal nevus. PMID:25692084

  13. Simulation of a Real-Time Local Data Integration System over East-Central Florida

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    Case, Jonathan

    1999-01-01

    The Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) simulated a real-time configuration of a Local Data Integration System (LDIS) using data from 15-28 February 1999. The objectives were to assess the utility of a simulated real-time LDIS, evaluate and extrapolate system performance to identify the hardware necessary to run a real-time LDIS, and determine the sensitivities of LDIS. The ultimate goal for running LDIS is to generate analysis products that enhance short-range (less than 6 h) weather forecasts issued in support of the 45th Weather Squadron, Spaceflight Meteorology Group, and Melbourne National Weather Service operational requirements. The simulation used the Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) Data Analysis System (ADAS) software on an IBM RS/6000 workstation with a 67-MHz processor. This configuration ran in real-time, but not sufficiently fast for operational requirements. Thus, the AMU recommends a workstation with a 200-MHz processor and 512 megabytes of memory to run the AMU's configuration of LDIS in real-time. This report presents results from two case studies and several data sensitivity experiments. ADAS demonstrates utility through its ability to depict high-resolution cloud and wind features in a variety of weather situations. The sensitivity experiments illustrate the influence of disparate data on the resulting ADAS analyses.

  14. CENTRAL AVENUE CENTRAL AVENUE

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    SCIENCE MUSEUM FULLER LODGE ASHLEY POND HISTORICAL MUSEUMMESA PUBLIC LIBRARY SENIOR CENTER KNECHTSTREET 9.­Sun., 12 pm­2:30 pm/4:30­8 pm 20 Daniel's Cafe 800 Trinity Drive 662-3131 Sandwiches, soups, salads, ice cream. Mon.­Fri., 7 am­8 pm Sat., 8 am­8 pm; Sun., noon­8 pm 21 Smith's Supermarket 535 Central Avenue

  15. Using Flow Regime Lightning and Sounding Climatologies to Initialize Gridded Lightning Threat Forecasts for East Central Florida

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    Lambert, Winifred; Short, David; Volkmer, Matthew; Sharp, David; Spratt, Scott

    2007-01-01

    Each morning, the forecasters at the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL (NWS MLB) produce an experimental cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning threat index map for their county warning area (CWA) that is posted to their web site (httl://www.srh.weather.gov/mlb/ghwo/lightning.shtml) . Given the hazardous nature of lightning in East Central Florida, especially during the warm season months of May September, these maps help users factor the threat of lightning, relative to their location, into their daily plans. The maps are color-coded in five levels from Very Low to Extreme, with threat level definitions based on the probability of lightning occurrence and the expected amount of CG activity. On a day in which thunderstorms are expected, there are typically two or more threat levels depicted spatially across the CWA. The locations of relative lightning threat maxima and minima often depend on the position and orientation of the low-level ridge axis, forecast propagation and interaction of sea/lake/outflow boundaries, expected evolution of moisture and stability fields, and other factors that can influence the spatial distribution of thunderstorms over the CWA. The lightning threat index maps are issued for the 24-hour period beginning at 1200 UTC each day with a grid resolution of 5 km x 5 km. Product preparation is performed on the AWIPS Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE), which is the standard NWS platform for graphical editing. Until recently, the forecasters created each map manually, starting with a blank map. To improve efficiency of the forecast process, NWS MLB requested that the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) create gridded warm season lightning climatologies that could be used as first-guess inputs to initialize lightning threat index maps. The gridded values requested included CG strike densities and frequency of occurrence stratified by synoptic-scale flow regime. The intent was to improve consistency between forecasters while allowing them to focus on the mesoscale detail of the forecast. Several studies took place at the Florida State University (FSU) and NWS Tallahassee (TAE) in which they created daily flow regimes using Florida 1200 UTC synoptic soundings and CG strike densities, or number of strikes per specified area. The soundings used to determine the flow regimes were taken at Miami (MIA), Tampa (TBW), and Jacksonville (JAX), FL, and the lightning data for the strike densities came from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN). The densities were created on a 2.5 km x 2.5 km grid for every hour of every day during the warm seasons in the years 1989-2004. The grids encompass an area that includes the entire state of Florida and adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters. Personnel at FSU and NWS TAE provided this data and supporting software for the work performed by the AMU.

  16. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

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    2000-01-01

    After the finals of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition, Team 86 from Jacksonville, Fla., receives from the FIRST crew an award for Best Play of the Day. At left is Nap Carroll, chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center. The event was held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  17. Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    A crate containing a robot for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 is unloaded near the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Inside the crate is 'RoccoBot,' the entry from The Space Coast FIRST Team, comprising students from Rockledge and Cocoa Beach High Schools. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  18. Team 408 prepares for the FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    The Roboticks team (408) carries their robot, which is named R2K, during the FIRST competition. The team of students from Blanche Ely High School in Ft. Lauderdale was co-sponsored by Nortel Networks and NASA Kennedy Space Center. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  19. Astronaut David Brown talks with team members from Lake Buena Vista, Fla

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    2000-01-01

    Astronaut David Brown chats with members of the Explorers team, from Lake Buena Vista, Fla., during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held March 9-11 in the KSC Visitor Complex Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students from all over the country are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  20. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

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    2000-01-01

    The team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., celebrates after their win at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. They came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  1. Team members cheer their team during FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    Members of a FIRST robotic team cheer their teammates on during early competition at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held March 9-11 in the KSC Visitor Complex Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students from all over the country are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  2. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

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    2000-01-01

    At the conclusion of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex, KSC Deputy Director for Business Operations Jim Jennings speaks to the teams and other attendees. At left is Gregg Gale, with Walt Disney World, which is the site of the national competition (at EPCOT) April 6-8. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  3. Teams practice for the FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    Student teams test their robots in practice sessions before the start of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  4. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

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    2000-01-01

    Crowds of students, friends and family fill the bleachers to cheer and applaud during the closing presentations of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  5. Astronaut David Brown talks with team members from South Carolina

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    2000-01-01

    Astronaut David Brown looks over the robot named 'L'il Max' with members of the team The Bot Kickers! from Northwestern High School, Rock Hill, S.C. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition being held March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  6. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

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    2000-01-01

    Members of the team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., get 'high fives' from Jim Jennings (wearing a straw hat), KSC's deputy director for Business Operations, during closing ceremonies for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Heatwave came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  7. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

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    2000-01-01

    Adult members of the team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., get 'high fives' from Nap Carroll (center), chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center, and other officials of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Heatwave came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  8. A crowd watches practice sessions for the FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    Visitors to Kennedy Space Center, team members and their families fill the stands during practice sessions of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  9. Astronaut David Brown talks to FIRST team members

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    2000-01-01

    Astronaut David Brown talks with FIRST team members, Baxter Bomb Squad, from Mountain Home High School, Mountain Home, Ariz., during the FIRST competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  10. Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Students from high schools around the United States busily prepare their robots for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  11. Team 278 gets help from KSC machine shop

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    2000-01-01

    The Hero Team (278) robot, named Hero, is repaired in a Kennedy Space Center research and development machine shop. The team of Edgewater High School students was co-sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center and Honeywell. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  12. Team 233 prepares for FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    The Space Coast FIRST Team (233) works on their robot, which is named RoccoBot, during the FIRST competition. The team of students from Rockledge and Cocoa Beach high schools was co- sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center, Lockheed Martin and Dynacs. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  13. FIRST robots compete

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    2000-01-01

    FIRST teams and their robots work to go through the right motions at the FIRST competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  14. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

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    2000-01-01

    At the conclusion of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex, the Center's Deputy Director for Business Operations Jim Jennings presents shirts to Dave Alonso (left) and Eduardo Lopez del Castillo (right). Alonso, who is chief of the Program Control Contract Office, helped make possible the KSC sponsorship of the event. Castillo helped introduce the FIRST organization to KSC several years ago. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  15. Team 278 gets help from KSC machine shop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    The Hero Team (278) gets some help from a Kennedy Space Center research and development machine shop in repairing their robot, named Hero. The team of Edgewater High School students was co- sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center and Honeywell. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  16. FIRST teams watch the competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    FIRST teams watch robots in action during the FIRST competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  17. Teams practice for the FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    Two student teams test their robots in practice sessions before the start of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  18. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

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    2000-01-01

    Members of one of the teams competing in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition, wait to receive their medals from the FIRST crew. At left is Nap Carroll, chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center. The event was held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  19. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    The crowd filling the bleachers cheer and applaud during the closing presentations of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  20. Crowd enjoys the FIRST event

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    2000-01-01

    FIRST team members and friends enjoy the FIRST event. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  1. Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Students from high schools around the United States busily prepare their robots for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. In the front is a team called Lightning, from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, Fla. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  2. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Members of the team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., accept one of their four awards earned during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Heatwave came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. At far left is Nap Carroll, chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  3. Team 393 robot scores in FIRST competition

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    2000-01-01

    The Bee Bots team (393) robot, named Dr. Beevil, scores by gathering balls. The team is composed of students from Morristown Jr. and Sr. high schools in Morristown, Ind., and is co-sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center and IPT Inc. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  4. Comparison of in-situ Electric Field and Radar Derived Parameters for Stratiform Clouds in Central Florida

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    Bateman, M.; Mach, D.; Lewis, S.; Dye, J.; Defer, E.; Grainger, C.; Willis, P.; Christian, H.; Merceret, F.

    2003-12-01

    Airborne measurements of electric fields and particle microphysics were made during a field program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The aircraft, a Cessna Citation II jet operated by the University of North Dakota, carried six rotating-vane style electric field mills, several microphysics instruments, and thermodynamic instruments. In addition to the aircraft measurements, we also have data from both the Eastern Test Range WSR-74C (Patrick AFB) and the U.S. National Weather Service WSR-88D radars (primarily Melbourne, FL). One specific goal of this program was to try to develop a radar-based rule for estimating the hazard that an in-cloud electric field would present to a vehicle launched into the cloud. Based on past experience, and our desire to quantify the mixed-phase region of the cloud in question, we have assessed several algorithms for integrating radar reflectivity data in and above the mixed-phase region as a proxy for electric field. A successful radar proxy is one that can accurately predict the presence or absence of significant electric fields. We have compared various proxies with the measured in-cloud electric field strength in an attempt to develop a radar rule for assessing launch hazard. Assessment of the best proxy is presented.

  5. Exergetic analysis of a steam-flashing thermal storage Paul T. O'Brien

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    Vipac Engineers & Scientists 279 Normanby Road, Port Melbourne, 3207, Melbourne, Australia paulo systems, a steam accumulator containing compressed-water, and a molten salt system. The compressed-water system delivered vapour ranging from 19 bar to 7 bar and combined with the molten salt storage system

  6. EXERGETIC ANALYSIS OF A STEAM-FLASHING THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEM

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    Vipac Engineers & Scientists, 279 Normanby Road, Port Melbourne, 3207, Melbourne, Australia, Phone: +613 accumulator containing compressed-water, and a molten salt system. The compressed-water system delivered vapour ranging from 19 bar to 7 bar and combined with the molten salt storage system could only support

  7. Graduate Design Education: The Case for an Accretive Model

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    Walliss, Jillian; Greig, Joan

    2009-01-01

    In 2008 the University of Melbourne began implementation of the Melbourne Model, its new vision for higher education in Australia. Six broad undergraduate university degrees have been introduced and graduate schools created. Students may now progress from an undergraduate generalist degree, with major, to a professional Masters. Alternatively,…

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

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    Greenslade, Diana

    of Meteorology Assessing Upgrades to the Bureau of Meteorology's Wave Forecasting System using Satellite June 2009 #12;#12;Assessing Upgrades to the Bureau of Meteorology's Wave Forecasting System using the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia 2 Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia ISSN

  9. Preferred Collagen Fiber Orientation in the Human Mid-shaft Femur

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    Goldman, Haviva M.

    Preferred Collagen Fiber Orientation in the Human Mid-shaft Femur HAVIVA M. GOLDMAN,1 * TIMOTHY G, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia ABSTRACT Collagen fiber orientation is one aspect- entially oriented collagen is hypothesized to reflect the effects of loading during the process of aging

  10. Sustainability 2014, 6, 2201-2222; doi:10.3390/su6042201 OPEN ACCESS

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    Kurnia, Sherah

    Sustainability 2014, 6, 2201-2222; doi:10.3390/su6042201 OPEN ACCESS sustainability ISSN 2071-1050 www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability Article A Step towards Developing a Sustainability Performance for Sustainability and Society (MASS), Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), The University of Melbourne

  11. C.C. Berndt: Professional 1 Following your Passion while

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    C.C. Berndt: Professional 1 4/20/12 1 Following your Passion while Navigating the Bumps in the Road Chris Berndt Swinburne University of Technology; Melbourne Stony Brook University (SBU); NY-USA #12;C.C. Berndt: Professional Sydney Melbourne Where am I? Brisbane 2 2 #12;C.C. Berndt: Professional 3 85 km #1

  12. Exploring Temporal Patterns in Emergency Department Triage Notes with Topic Models

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    of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia 3 Health and Biomedical,2 , Karin Verspoor2,3 , Wray Buntine4 1 Computer Science & Info Tech, RMIT University, Australia 2 Dept Informatics Centre, The University of Melbourne, Australia 4 Faculty of IT, Monash University, Australia

  13. Local Monitoring and Maintenance for Operational Wireless Sensor

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    Wu, Jie

    debugger, in SenSys'05. [2] S. Rost et al. Memento: A health monitoring system for wireless sensor networks Processing with Applications (ISPA-13) Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 July, 2013 Contact email: zakirulalam/7/2013 IEEE ISPA-13, Melbourne, Australia 2 Outline · Motivation · Our Approach (LoMoM) · Two-part Monitoring

  14. Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

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    Melbourne, University of

    Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA The Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS in 2008 by the CLOUDS lab at the University of Melbourne, facilitates the realization of the above vision

  15. An Integration of Global and Enterprise Grid Computing: Gridbus Broker and Xgrid Perspective

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, Melbourne, VIC 3010 partners they can improve their performance as well as increasing their agility. We need middleware that provides controls over initiating or scheduling execution of batch jobs. SGE provides distributed resource

  16. ALGAL TAXONOMY: A ROAD TO NOWHERE?1 Olivier De Clerck2

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    MINIREVIEW ALGAL TAXONOMY: A ROAD TO NOWHERE?1 Olivier De Clerck2 Phycology Research Group, Ghent Belgian National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia The widespread view of taxonomy as an essentially

  17. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 20512069, 2015 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/15/2051/2015/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    , Australia 5Climate Studies and Modelling and Environmental Health, CSIR, Pretoria, 0005, South Africa, Aspendale, VIC 3195, Australia 4School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010 to the resolution of the transport model as the computing system can manage, to mitigate the exclusion of sites

  18. Real-time MRI of Upper Airway Collapse during Inspiratory Loading I. M. Colrain1,2

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    Southern California, University of

    , J. F. Nielsen3 1 Center for Health Sciences, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, United States, 2 Psychology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 Department of Electrical Engineering most of the night and in all body positions. MR imaging was performed on a GE Signa 1.5T system

  19. Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory and the Cloudbus Project

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    in the area of "Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing" for Smart Cities. · Members of the Lab have led Report - 2011 Department of Computing and Information Systems Melbourne School of Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia #12;2 1. Director's Message I am pleased to report on the key activities

  20. This PDF version does not have an ISBN or ISSN and is not therefore effectively published (Melbourne Code, Art. 29.1). The printed version, however, was effectively published on 6 June 2013. Wang, Z. R., C. Haufler, K. M. Pryer & M. Kato. 2013. Cystopteri

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    to 3(or 4)-pinnate-pinnatifid; veins free; sori orbicular or elongate, abaxial on veins, indusiate to rachis, basal pair not shortened. Veins free, pinnate in ultimate segments, lateral veins simple or orbicular, exindusiate, abaxial on veins, uniseriate along each side of costule or midrib. Spores bean

  1. Essential Elements of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Research and Development in Higher Education, Volume 4. Papers Presented at the Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (7th, Melbourne, Victoria, May 9-12, 1981).

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    Wellard, Rod, Ed.

    Forty-four papers from the 1981 conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society are presented that focus on issues related to the planning of learning, technique and art in teaching, and judging the effectiveness of learning. Among the papers and authors are: "Planning the Means by Which Teaching and Learning Should Occur" (W.…

  2. Prioritizing Urban Habitats for Connectivity Conservation: Integrating Centrality and Ecological Metrics.

    PubMed

    Poodat, Fatemeh; Arrowsmith, Colin; Fraser, David; Gordon, Ascelin

    2015-09-01

    Connectivity among fragmented areas of habitat has long been acknowledged as important for the viability of biological conservation, especially within highly modified landscapes. Identifying important habitat patches in ecological connectivity is a priority for many conservation strategies, and the application of 'graph theory' has been shown to provide useful information on connectivity. Despite the large number of metrics for connectivity derived from graph theory, only a small number have been compared in terms of the importance they assign to nodes in a network. This paper presents a study that aims to define a new set of metrics and compares these with traditional graph-based metrics, used in the prioritization of habitat patches for ecological connectivity. The metrics measured consist of "topological" metrics, "ecological metrics," and "integrated metrics," Integrated metrics are a combination of topological and ecological metrics. Eight metrics were applied to the habitat network for the fat-tailed dunnart within Greater Melbourne, Australia. A non-directional network was developed in which nodes were linked to adjacent nodes. These links were then weighted by the effective distance between patches. By applying each of the eight metrics for the study network, nodes were ranked according to their contribution to the overall network connectivity. The structured comparison revealed the similarity and differences in the way the habitat for the fat-tailed dunnart was ranked based on different classes of metrics. Due to the differences in the way the metrics operate, a suitable metric should be chosen that best meets the objectives established by the decision maker. PMID:25924790

  3. Prioritizing Urban Habitats for Connectivity Conservation: Integrating Centrality and Ecological Metrics

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    Poodat, Fatemeh; Arrowsmith, Colin; Fraser, David; Gordon, Ascelin

    2015-09-01

    Connectivity among fragmented areas of habitat has long been acknowledged as important for the viability of biological conservation, especially within highly modified landscapes. Identifying important habitat patches in ecological connectivity is a priority for many conservation strategies, and the application of `graph theory' has been shown to provide useful information on connectivity. Despite the large number of metrics for connectivity derived from graph theory, only a small number have been compared in terms of the importance they assign to nodes in a network. This paper presents a study that aims to define a new set of metrics and compares these with traditional graph-based metrics, used in the prioritization of habitat patches for ecological connectivity. The metrics measured consist of "topological" metrics, "ecological metrics," and "integrated metrics," Integrated metrics are a combination of topological and ecological metrics. Eight metrics were applied to the habitat network for the fat-tailed dunnart within Greater Melbourne, Australia. A non-directional network was developed in which nodes were linked to adjacent nodes. These links were then weighted by the effective distance between patches. By applying each of the eight metrics for the study network, nodes were ranked according to their contribution to the overall network connectivity. The structured comparison revealed the similarity and differences in the way the habitat for the fat-tailed dunnart was ranked based on different classes of metrics. Due to the differences in the way the metrics operate, a suitable metric should be chosen that best meets the objectives established by the decision maker.

  4. Central Italy

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    1981-01-01

    Clouds and haze cover most of the Italian peninsula in this view of central Italy (41.5N, 14.0E) but the Bay of Naples region with Mt. Vesuvius and the island of Capri are clear. The Adriatic Sea in the background separates Italy from the cloud covered Balkans of eastern Europe and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the foreground lies between the Italian mainland and the off scene islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Several aircraft contrails can also be seen.

  5. Survival of insects in the wheel bays of a Boeing 747B aircraft on flights between tropical and temperate airports

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    Russell, R. C.

    1987-01-01

    Mosquitos (Culex quinquefasciatus), house flies (Musca domestica), and flour beetles (Tribolium confusum) located in cages within the wheel bays of a Boeing 747B aircraft, survived travel on the following normal commercial routes: Sydney—Melbourne; Melbourne—Singapore; Singapore—Bangkok; Bangkok—Singapore; and Singapore—Melbourne. Survival of all three species was high, averaging 84% for mosquitos and higher for flies (93%) and beetles (>99%). Although external temperatures were -42 °C to -54 °C for aircraft cruising at 10 700-11 900 m, minimum temperatures within the wheel bays ranged from +8 °C to +25 °C. PMID:3501345

  6. AC 2009-1194: THE AMALTHEA REU PROGRAM: ACTIVITIES, EXPERIENCES & OUTCOMES OF A COLLABORATIVE SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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    Anagnostopoulos, Georgios C.

    AC 2009-1194: THE AMALTHEA REU PROGRAM: ACTIVITIES, EXPERIENCES & OUTCOMES OF A COLLABORATIVE of Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. He is also the Director of the AMALTHEA REU Program

  7. Entertainment Advertising Rates

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    Peters, Richard

    GUIDE The boys are back The original Underbelly crew return for Fat Tony & Co. Page 7 Marching on Melbourne Book now mtc.com.au The Independent A love triangle with real bite COCK by Mike Bartlett Music

  8. Engineering and the Environment

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    Molinari, Marc

    ;Engineering the Sound of a Jaguar 13 #12;Designing Beautiful Sound in Concert Halls 14 Arup: Melbourne Recital year 2 & 3 summers Placements 2013 included: · Jaguar Land Rover · Arup Acoustics, Winchester · GP

  9. 75 FR 8243 - Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures...

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    2010-02-24

    ... Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a... MELBOURNE INTL...... 0/2937 1/26/10 RNAV (GPS) RWY 9L, ORIG. 11-Mar-10 OK CUSHING CUSHING MUNI...........

  10. 77 FR 74868 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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    2012-12-18

    ...excavated ``in Melbourne and on the east coast of Florida'' for five weeks and ``at Vero Beach'' for two, obtaining ``50 skulls and about one dozen skeletons.'' This article also associates these mounds with Native Americans from southern rather...

  11. Guided Learning Applied to Optical Mineralogy

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    Driver, S. C.; Hunter, W. R.

    1975-01-01

    Describes an individual programmed study method used in a second year Geology course at the University of Melbourne. Outlines the criteria that make this instructional style useful and presents the student questionnaire used to evaluate the course. (GS)

  12. METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS Meteorol. Appl. (2013)

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    Ebert, Beth

    2013-01-01

    METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS Meteorol. Appl. (2013) Published online in Wiley Online Library Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland f Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach, Germany g Department, Boulder, CO, USA i Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia ABSTRACT: Verification scientists

  13. Development of the primary bacterial microfouling layer on antifouling and fouling release coatings in temperate and tropical environments in Eastern Australia

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    Burgman, Mark

    Hubbarda , Janet M. Careyb , Mark A. Burgmanb and Richard Wetherbeea * a School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; b Australian Centre for Risk Analysis, School of Botany

  14. View of the SRB problems with Challenger after launch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1986-01-01

    51-L investigation at time 73.326 seconds, Increased intensity of white flashing region of external tank (ET) liquid oxygen tank, ROTI/MELBOURNE BEACH. Kennedy Space Center alternative photo number is 108-KSC-386C-559/57.

  15. View of the SRB problems with Challenger after launch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1986-01-01

    51-L investigation at time 60.500 seconds, Evidence of flame from right hand solid rocket booster in -Z direction, ROTI/MELBOURNE BEACH. Kennedy Space Center alternative photo number is 108-KSC-386C-642/131.

  16. View of the SRB problems with Challenger after launch

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    1986-01-01

    51-L investigation at time 76.425 seconds, Right hand solid rocket booster nose cap separates/Drogue chute deploys,ROTI/MELBOURNE BEACH. Kennedy Space Center alternative photo number is 108-KSC-386C-642/775.

  17. Behavioral Ecology doi:10.1093/beheco/arp137

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    Lajeunesse, Marc J.

    for Advanced Studies, Hayama, Miura-gun, Zushi, Kanagawa 240-0193, Japan, h National Evolutionary Synthesis Seewiesen, Germany, k Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia, and l

  18. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE 182, 516525 (1996) ARTICLE NO. 0496

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    Chan, Derek Y C

    1996-01-01

    Field Effective Potential on Surface Inhomogeneities JOHN E. SADER,1 JAMES S. GUNNING, AND DEREK Y. C. CHAN Department of Mathematics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia Received

  19. Some Applications of the Linear Logic Programming Language Michael Winikoff

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    Harland, James

    details. Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Jan­ uary such as shooting a loaded gun causes the gun to become unloaded. The basic features and implementation techniques

  20. THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 499:6681, 1998 May 20 1998. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.(

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    McGaugh, Stacy

    Groups, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia. tive force laws, it is possible to directly equate the centripetal accel- eration a c \\ V 2 R (1) with the gravitational

  1. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 53, NO. 6, JUNE 2005 1979 Networked Sensor Management and Data Rate

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    Nair, Girish

    @ece.ubc.ca). L. Sciacca is with the Electronic Warfare and Radar Division, Systems Sciences Laboratory, Defense is with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engi- neering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010

  2. Reintroducing domesticated wild mice to sociality induces adaptive transgenerational effects on

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    Nelson, Randy J.

    of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology, National Institute of Allergy And Infectious Diseases Sciences, Department of Genetics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia, determining the contribution of genetic inheritance vs. transge- nerational effects during relaxed selection

  3. SAT Solving for Argument Filterings # Michael Codish 1 , Peter Schneider--Kamp 2 , Vitaly Lagoon 3 ,

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    SAT Solving for Argument Filterings # Michael Codish 1 , Peter Schneider--Kamp 2 , Vitaly Lagoon 3,thiemann,giesl}@informatik.rwth­aachen.de 3 Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia, lagoon

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  5. Australia Awards Scholars Program

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    Wapstra, Erik

    PHILIPPINES INDONESIA PAPUA NEW GUINEA MALDIVES SOLOMON ISLANDS FIJI MELBOURNE HOBART BRISBANE 2.5hrs 1hr 10 with its specialist institute the Australian Maritime College (AMC), the Institute of Marine and Antarctic

  6. Computation Availability of Crossbar Systems in a Nonuniform Traffic Environment

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    Atiquzzaman, Mohammed

    . & Minerals Melbourne 3083, Australia. Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia. atiq@LATCS1.lat.oz.au Abstract bus conflicts and provides a high bandwidth. A crossbar system is suitable for small to medium sized

  7. Upstream-downstream gradient in infection levels by fish parasites: a common river pattern?

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    Poulin, Robert

    , University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand 2 Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Academy of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (Received 16 June 2012

  8. EMBARGOED 4 SEPTEMBER 2012 AT 00.01 CST Scientists uncover a hotbed of marine life in

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    from the Australian Society for Parasitology. All these collections are available to the scientificDepartment of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Australia 3Department of Zoology, Natural History of Parasitology, Biology Centre, A

  9. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 48654867, 2013 www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/17/4865/2013/

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    Szilagyi, Jozsef

    of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010 Victoria, Australia 2Department of Hydraulic & Water Resources Engineering. To evaluate Te, Szilagyi and Jozsa (2008) utilised the Bowen ratio (Bowen, 1926) for a small lake or sunken

  10. Attributing physical and biological impacts to anthropogenic climate change

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    associated with earlier snowmelt7,8 , lake and river warming with effects on thermal stratification Broadway, New York, New York 10025, USA. 2 School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010

  11. A Summary of Convective-Core Vertical Velocity Properties Using ARM UHF Wind Profilers in Oklahoma

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    Protat, Alain

    , Oklahoma @ Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia & Cooperative Institute for Research, Colorado ** University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (Manuscript received 16 July 2012, in final form 8 May

  12. Amino Acid Signatures in the Primate Retina Michael Kalloniatis,1 Robert E. Marc,2 and Ralph F. Murry2

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    Marc, Robert E.

    . Murry2 1Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia, and 2John Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 Pattern recognition

  13. Journal of Biomechanics 39 (2006) 26232630 Muscles that support the body also modulate forward progression

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    Delp, Scott

    2006-01-01

    Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA c Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia d Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

  14. Inside this issue: DEC Award 1

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    Alexandrova, Ivana

    on the health effects of nuclear energy and radiation. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Caldicott, temperature set point policy and mechanical system scheduling were all a part of this recognition and we were

  15. ICCMSTM Guide for Practitioners and Educators

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    Applebaum, David

    , USA David Manton, University of Melbourne, Australia Michael McGrady, University of Manchester, UK Peter Rechmann, University of California San Francisco, USA David Ricketts, University of Dundee, UK Van

  16. The 420th meeting of the Council will be held at 8.00am on Friday 30 May 2014 in the R C Mills Room, Chancelry. Any additional papers and briefing materials will be available in the Mills

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    Presentation ­ Progress Report ...........................................75 15. Melbourne Engagement Strategy. ANU Enterprise Pty Limited Update Report to 31 March 2014............................. 200 28. BRU in the use and communication of Council business, referring to the Director, Corporate Governance and Risk

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    ...National Research Council, London, Ontario, CANADA; Next Energy Center, Detroit, MI; Raytheon Company, Dallas, TX; Siemens AG, Exton, PA; Support Systems Associates, Inc., Melbourne, FL; and VCAMM Ltd., Belmont, Victoria,...

  18. Joint Allocation of Subcarriers and Transmit Powers in a Multiuser OFDM Cellular Network

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    Hanly, Stephen

    Joint Allocation of Subcarriers and Transmit Powers in a Multiuser OFDM Cellular Network Thaya Broadband Information Networks, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne cellular network. This resource allocation problem is formulated as a power minimization problem, subject

  19. Pattern Recognition 41 (2008) 90101 www.elsevier.com/locate/pr

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    Thomason, Michael G.

    2008-01-01

    . University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901, USA Received 20 March 2006; received in revised form 9 March 2007-world consequences [3]. In the 2005 CSI/FBI Computer Corresponding author. E-mail addresses: mazeroff@cs.utk.edu (G

  20. Emotion-led modelling for people-oriented requirements engineering: the case study of

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    Miller, Tim

    . Lopez-Lorca, Swinburne University of Technology Antonette Mendoza, University of Melbourne Leon Sterling from the user experience. Cooper [8] refers to this as "the inmates running the asylum": software

  1. Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    QAA":1111 ` Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION between Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, Australia and the Quality Assurance Education Quality and Standards Agency, 1 of Level 14, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3001

  2. Strategic System Comparisons via Targeted Relevance Judgments

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    Zobel, Justin

    @csse.unimelb.edu.au William Webber Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 is pooling, and has been used in the TREC ad hoc experiments since their inception [Buckley and Voorhees

  3. Central Pain Syndrome

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    ... Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS NINDS Central Pain Syndrome Information Page Table of Contents (click to ... being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Central Pain Syndrome? Central pain syndrome is a neurological condition ...

  4. When smoke comes to town - effects of biomass burning smoke on air quality down under

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    Keywood, Melita; Cope, Martin; (C. P) Meyer, Mick; Iinuma, Yoshi; Emmerson, Kathryn

    2014-05-01

    Annually, biomass burning results in the emission of quantities of trace gases and aerosol to the atmosphere. Biomass burning emissions have a significant effect on atmospheric chemistry due to the presence of reactive species. Biomass burning aerosols influence the radiative balance of the earth-atmosphere system directly through the scattering and absorption of radiation, and indirectly through their influence on cloud microphysical processes, and therefore constitute an important forcing in climate models. They also reduce visibility, influence atmospheric photochemistry and can be inhaled into the deepest parts of the lungs, so that they can have a significant effect on human health. Australia experiences bushfires on an annual basis. In most years fires are restricted to the tropical savannah forests of Northern Australia. However in the summer of 2006/2007 (December 2006 - February 2007), South Eastern Australia was affected by the longest recorded fires in its history. During this time the State of Victoria was ravaged by 690 separate bushfires, including the major Great Divide Fire, which devastated 1,048,238 hectares over 69 days. On several occasions, thick smoke haze was transported to the Melbourne central business district and PM10 concentrations at several air quality monitoring stations peaked at over 200 µg m-3 (four times the National Environment Protection Measure PM10 24 hour standard). During this period, a comprehensive suite of air quality measurements was carried out at a location 25 km south of the Melbourne CBD, including detailed aerosol microphysical and chemical composition measurements. Here we examine the chemical and physical properties of the smoke plume as it impacted Melbourne's air shed and discuss its impact on air quality over the city. We estimate the aerosol emission rates of the source fires, the age of the plumes and investigate the transformation of the smoke as it progressed from its source to the Melbourne airshed. We show that the smoke plumes that reached Melbourne during the summer of 2006/2007 resulted in elevated concentrations of particles and gases relative to non-fire impacted periods. The age of the plume was greater when smoke reached Melbourne (note that in our calculation of the plume age we do not distinguish between smoke and anthropogenic plumes). In addition, the older smoke plumes (30 hours) displayed higher concentrations of a number of gaseous and aerosol species relative to the younger smoke plumes (3 hours), particularly secondary reaction products, while the younger smoke plumes had higher concentrations of biomass burning marker compounds. This suggests that the enhanced photochemical activity in the smoke plumes significantly changes the aerosol composition of the smoke, potentially affecting the optical and thus radiative properties of the aerosol. This has implications for the modelling of aged smoke in chemical transport and climate models.

  5. Central and peripheral demyelination

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    Mehndiratta, Man Mohan; Gulati, Natasha Singh

    2014-01-01

    Several conditions cause damage to the inherently normal myelin of central nervous system, perepheral nervous system or both central and perepheral nervous system and hence termed as central demyelinating diseases, perepheral demyelinating diseases and combined central and perepheral demyelinating diseases respectively. Here we analysed and foccused on the etiology, prevalance, incidence and age of these demyelinating disorders. Clinical attention and various diagnostic tests are needed to adequately assess all these possibilities. PMID:24741263

  6. DELIVERABLE Central North Sea

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    Haszeldine, Stuart

    A D D CNS VALUE AFFORDABLE DELIVERABLE DIVERSE Central North Sea ­ CO2 Storage Hub Enabling CCS deployment in the UK and Europe #12;2 Central North Sea ­ CO2 Storage Hub : Enabling CCS deployment in the UK and Europe #12;3 Central North Sea ­ CO2 Storage Hub Enabling CCS deployment in the UK and Europe Experience

  7. Team 282 prepares for the FIRST competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    The Orange Crusher team (282) works on their robot, which is named Rust Bot, during the FIRST competition. The team of students from Lake Howell, Winter Springs and Orange Christian Private high schools was co-sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center, Matern Professional Engineering The Foundation, Control Technologies, Lucent Technologies and Sandy Engineering. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  8. Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Students and advisors are busy setting up their robots for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Team 243 (left) comprises students from Fredrick Douglass High School and employees of Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, from Marietta, Ga. The uncrated entry from Team 233 is at right. It was built by The Space Coast FIRST Team, comprising students from Rockledge and Cocoa Beach High Schools, with NASA, Lockheed Martin and Dynacs as sponsors. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  9. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Members of the team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., are excited after receiving an award at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. At left are Carol Cavanaugh, Public Affairs, and Nap Carroll, chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center. Heatwave came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  10. Martian Central Pit Craters

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    Hillman, E.; Barlow, N. G.

    2005-01-01

    Impact craters containing central pits are rare on the terrestrial planets but common on icy bodies. Mars is the exception among the terrestrial planets, where central pits are seen on crater floors ( floor pits ) as well as on top of central peaks ( summit pits ). Wood et al. [1] proposed that degassing of subsurface volatiles during crater formation produced central pits. Croft [2] argued instead that central pits might form during the impact of volatile-rich comets. Although central pits are seen in impact craters on icy moons such as Ganymede, they do show some significant differences from their martian counterparts: (a) only floor pits are seen on Ganymede, and (b) central pits begin to occur at crater diameters where the peak ring interior morphology begins to appear in terrestrial planet craters [3]. A study of craters containing central pits was conducted by Barlow and Bradley [4] using Viking imagery. They found that 28% of craters displaying an interior morphology on Mars contain central pits. Diameters of craters containing central pits ranged from 16 to 64 km. Barlow and Bradley noted that summit pit craters tended to be smaller than craters containing floor pits. They also noted a correlation of central pit craters with the proposed rings of large impact basins. They argued that basin ring formation fractured the martian crust and allowed subsurface volatiles to concentrate in these locations. They favored the model that degassing of the substrate during crater formation was responsible for central pit formation due to the preferential location of central pit craters along these basin rings.

  11. Central ballast tanker design

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    1997-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to present the CENTRAL BALLAST TANKER Design. This design is intended to reduce the volume of oil spilled from tankers by giving the crew a tanker properly designed and equipped to allow large quantities of oil from ruptured tank(s) to flow safely to a fully-inerted central ballast tank. In addition to reducing the volume of oil spilled, the design also addresses many of the shortcomings of the DOUBLE HULL DESIGN which are increasingly becoming a concern. The following is a brief review of the development of the CENTRAL BALLAST TANKER. The simple operational features, stability, low cost and ease of maintenance of the single hull tanker were important and can be retained with the CENTRAL BALLAST DESIGN.

  12. Central nervous system

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    The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Your brain and spinal cord serve as the main "processing center" for your entire nervous system. They control all the workings of your body.

  13. Video Lab -NOAA Central Library NOAA Central Library

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    2015 Video Lab - NOAA Central Library NOAA Central Library 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3, 2nd Floor Silver Spring, MD 20910 www.lib.noaa.gov #12;NOAA Central Library Video Lab The NOAA Central Library Video Lab is available to all NOAA scientists for their business related media work, including digital

  14. Glueballs: A central mystery

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    F. Close

    2000-06-26

    Glueball candidates and qqbar mesons have been found to be produced with different momentum and angular dependences in the central region of pp collisions. This talk illustrates this phenomenon and explains the phi and t dependences of mesons with JPC = 0++,0-+, 1++, 2++ and 2-+. For production of 0++ and 2++ mesons the analysis reveals a systematic behaviour in the data that appears to distinguish between qqbar and non-qqbar or glueball candidates. An explanation is given for the absence of 0-+ glueball candidates in central production at present energies and the opportunity for their discovery at RHIC is noted.

  15. Central American update

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    Hodgson, S.F.

    1987-07-01

    The Central American Energy Resources Project is designed to help the countries of Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama develop their geothermal resources. Auxiliary project goals are to increase economic development and employment in Central America; to provide a scientific basis for the private sector to develop natural resources; and to provide scientific training to in-country scientists, engineers, and technicians. The energy resources project began in March 1985. The progress being made in El Salvador (production well logging and geophysical operations), Panama (site selection for the first temperature-gradient well), and Honduras (well drilling of temperature-gradient wells) is summarized.

  16. POWER CENTRALIZED SEMIGROUPS PRIMOZ MORAVEC

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    POWER CENTRALIZED SEMIGROUPS PRIMOZ MORAVEC Abstract. A semigroup is said to be power centralized if for every pair of elements x and y there exists a power of x commuting with y. The structure of power centralized groups and semigroups is investigated. In particular, we characterize 0-simple power centralized

  17. Central Idaho Debris Flow

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    During August 2013, the Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres in south-central Idaho. Shortly after the fire was contained, heavy rainfall triggered numerous debris flows, including this one in Badger Gulch. USGS hydrologists Dave Evetts (left) and Jake Jacobson examine the debris flo...

  18. Developing a Central Claim

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    draft. In effect, you will have a working claim that guides your outlining and drafting is essential to writing an effective argumentative essay. (See the Writing Studio's Argument Essay handout claim. Central claims: your helpful guide from outlining to drafting to revising Throughout the process

  19. Ghrelin in Central Neurons

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    Ferrini, F; Salio, C; Lossi, L; Merighi, A

    2009-01-01

    Ghrelin, an orexigenic peptide synthesized by endocrine cells of the gastric mucosa, is released in the bloodstream in response to a negative energetic status. Since discovery, the hypothalamus was identified as the main source of ghrelin in the CNS, and effects of the peptide have been mainly observed in this area of the brain. In recent years, an increasing number of studies have reported ghrelin synthesis and effects in specific populations of neurons also outside the hypothalamus. Thus, ghrelin activity has been described in midbrain, hindbrain, hippocampus, and spinal cord. The spectrum of functions and biological effects produced by the peptide on central neurons is remarkably wide and complex. It ranges from modulation of membrane excitability, to control of neurotransmitter release, neuronal gene expression, and neuronal survival and proliferation. There is not at present a general consensus concerning the source of ghrelin acting on central neurons. Whereas it is widely accepted that the hypothalamus represents the most important endogenous source of the hormone in CNS, the existence of extra-hypothalamic ghrelin-synthesizing neurons is still controversial. In addition, circulating ghrelin can theoretically be another natural ligand for central ghrelin receptors. This paper gives an overview on the distribution of ghrelin and its receptor across the CNS and critically analyses the data available so far as regarding the effects of ghrelin on central neurotransmission. PMID:19721816

  20. Central Exclusive Dijet Production

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    Dechambre, A.; Cudell, J. R.; Ivanov, I. P.; Hernandez, O.

    2008-08-29

    The ingredients of central exclusive production cross section include large perturbative corrections and soft quantities that must be parametrized and fitted to data. In this talk, we summarize the results of a study of the uncertainties coming from these ingredients, in the case of exclusive dijet production.

  1. Validation of clinical case definition of acute intussusception in infants in Viet Nam and Australia.

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    Bines, Julie E.; Liem, Nguyen Thanh; Justice, Frances; Son, Tran Ngoc; Carlin, John B.; de Campo, Margaret; Jamsen, Kris; Mulholland, Kim; Barnett, Peter; Barnes, Graeme L.

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To test the sensitivity and specificity of a clinical case definition of acute intussusception in infants to assist health-care workers in settings where diagnostic facilities are not available. METHODS: Prospective studies were conducted at a major paediatric hospital in Viet Nam (the National Hospital of Pediatrics, Hanoi) from November 2002 to December 2003 and in Australia (the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne) from March 2002 to March 2004 using a clinical case definition of intussusception. Diagnosis of intussusception was confirmed by air enema or surgery and validated in a subset of participants by an independent clinician who was blinded to the participant's status. Sensitivity of the definition was evaluated in 584 infants aged<2 years with suspected intussusception (533 infants in Hanoi; 51 in Melbourne). Specificity was evaluated in 638 infants aged<2 years presenting with clinical features consistent with intussusception but for whom another diagnosis was established (234 infants in Hanoi; 404 in Melbourne). FINDINGS: In both locations the definition used was sensitive (96% sensitivity in Hanoi; 98% in Melbourne) and specific (95% specificity in Hanoi; 87% in Melbourne) for intussusception among infants with sufficient data to allow classification (449/533 in Hanoi; 50/51 in Melbourne). Reanalysis of patients with missing data suggests that modifying minor criteria would increase the applicability of the definition while maintaining good sensitivity (96-97%) and specificity (83-89%). CONCLUSION: The clinical case definition was sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of acute intussusception in infants in both a developing country and a developed country but minor modifications would enable it to be used more widely. PMID:16878231

  2. Distributed Assessment of Network Centrality

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    Wehmuth, Klaus

    2011-01-01

    We propose a method for the Distributed Assessment of Network CEntrality (DANCE) in complex networks. DANCE attributes to each node a volume-based centrality computed using only localized information, thus not requiring knowledge of the full network topology. We show DANCE is simple, yet efficient, in assessing node centrality in a distributed way. Our proposal also provides a way for locating the most central nodes, again using only the localized information at each node. We also show that the node rankings based on DANCE's centrality and the traditional closeness centrality correlate very well. This is quite useful given the vast potential applicability of closeness centrality, which is however limited by its high computational costs. We experimentally evaluate DANCE against a state-of-the-art proposal to distributively assess network centrality. Results attest that DANCE achieves similar effectiveness in assessing network centrality, but with a significant reduction in the associated costs for practical ap...

  3. FNAL central email systems

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    Schmidt, Jack; Lilianstrom, Al; Pasetes, Ray; Hill, Kevin; /Fermilab

    2004-10-01

    The FNAL Email System is the primary point of entry for email destined for an employee or user at Fermilab. This centrally supported system is designed for reliability and availability. It uses multiple layers of protection to help ensure that: (1) SPAM messages are tagged properly; (2) All mail is inspected for viruses; and (3) Valid mail gets delivered. This system employs numerous redundant subsystems to accomplish these tasks.

  4. Fires in Central America

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    2002-01-01

    As can be seen in this true-color scene acquired on April 2, 2002, many fires dot the landscape across portions of Central America. This image spans from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula across Guatemala and into El Salvador and Honduras. This image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite. The red boxes indicate where active fires were burning.

  5. Operational benefits from optimal volt/var scheduling in the south-east Australian transmission network

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    Bauer, E.; Eichler, R.; Lyons, M.

    1995-12-31

    The Victorian power system supplies the Australian federal state of Victoria (population: 4.5 million; capital city: Melbourne) with electricity. Over the last three years an extensive EMS computer system has been installed at the System Control Centre in Melbourne. It includes among other functions a complete set of Optimal Power Flow (OPF) applications. This paper reports on the results gained during the first year of daily application of the Optimal Volt/Var Scheduling (VVS) function and ends with an outlook on planned future extensions.

  6. Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU)

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    Bauman, William; Crawford, Winifred; Watson, Leela; Wheeler, Mark

    2011-01-01

    This Quarter's Highlights incllude: completion of the second phase of verifying the performance of the MesoNAM weather model at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). (1) The data was delivered to the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) and the final report was distributed (2) Staff completed modifying and updating lightning c1imatologies for KSC/CCAFS and other airfields around central Florida. We delivered the tool to the National Weather Service in Melbourne and 45 WS and distributed the final report (3) Staff completed modifying the AMU peak wind tool by analyzing wind tower data to determine peak wind behavior during times of onshore and offshore flow. This was delivered the to the 45 WS and distributed the final report.

  7. Pandoraviruses: amoeba viruses with genomes up to 2.5 Mb reaching that of parasitic eukaryotes.

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    Philippe, Nadège; Legendre, Matthieu; Doutre, Gabriel; Couté, Yohann; Poirot, Olivier; Lescot, Magali; Arslan, Defne; Seltzer, Virginie; Bertaux, Lionel; Bruley, Christophe; Garin, Jérome; Claverie, Jean-Michel; Abergel, Chantal

    2013-07-19

    Ten years ago, the discovery of Mimivirus, a virus infecting Acanthamoeba, initiated a reappraisal of the upper limits of the viral world, both in terms of particle size (>0.7 micrometers) and genome complexity (>1000 genes), dimensions typical of parasitic bacteria. The diversity of these giant viruses (the Megaviridae) was assessed by sampling a variety of aquatic environments and their associated sediments worldwide. We report the isolation of two giant viruses, one off the coast of central Chile, the other from a freshwater pond near Melbourne (Australia), without morphological or genomic resemblance to any previously defined virus families. Their micrometer-sized ovoid particles contain DNA genomes of at least 2.5 and 1.9 megabases, respectively. These viruses are the first members of the proposed "Pandoravirus" genus, a term reflecting their lack of similarity with previously described microorganisms and the surprises expected from their future study. PMID:23869018

  8. Observation Denial and Performance of a Local Mesoscale Model

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    Watson, Leela R.; Bauman, William H., III

    2009-01-01

    .Forecasters at the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) use observations from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) wind tower network and the CCAFS (XMR) daily rawinsonde observations (RAOB) to issue and verify wind advisories and warnings for operations. These observations are also used by the National Weather Service (NWS) Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) in Houston, Texas and the NWS Melbourne, Florida (NWS MLB) to initialize their locally-run mesoscale models. In addition, SMG uses these observations to support shuttle landings at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). Due to impending budget cuts, some or all of the wind towers on the east-central Florida mainland and the XMR RAOBs may be eliminated. The locations of the mainland towers and XMR RAOB site are shown in Figure 1. The loss of these data may impact the forecast capability of the 45 WS, SMG and NWS MLB.

  9. Centrally Banked Cryptocurrencies George Danezis

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Centrally Banked Cryptocurrencies George Danezis University College London g cryptocurrencies, starting with Bitcoin, build a decentralized blockchain-based transaction ledger, maintained and computational cost. We introduce RSCoin, a cryptocurrency framework in which central banks maintain complete

  10. Central ignition scenarios for TFTR

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    Zweben, S.J.; Redi, M.H.; Bateman, G.

    1986-03-01

    The possibility of obtaining ignition in TFTR by means of very centrally peaked density profiles is examined. It is shown that local central alpha heating can be made to exceed local central energy losses (''central ignition'') under global conditions for which Q greater than or equal to 1. Time dependent 1-D transport simulations show that the normal global ignition requirements are substantially relaxed for plasmas with peaked density profiles. 18 refs., 18 figs.

  11. ECOLE CENTRALE PARIS presentee par

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    Devincre, Benoit

    ECOLE CENTRALE PARIS 2006 - 24 Th`ese pr´esent´ee par Sidonie LEFEBVRE pour obtenir le grade de DOCTEUR de l'Ecole Centrale Paris Sp´ecialit´e : M´ecanique et mat´eriaux Etude exp´erimentale et sein du Laboratoire de M´ecanique, Sols, Structures et Mat´eriaux (UMR 8579), Ecole Centrale Paris #12

  12. Central hypothyroidism in children.

    PubMed

    García, Marta; Fernández, Ana; Moreno, José C

    2014-01-01

    Central congenital hypothyroidism (CCH) is an underdiagnosed disorder poorly described in childhood and adolescence. Congenital defects in thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) synthesis, secretion or bioactivity may lead to a state of 'regulatory' hypothyroidism expressed through aberrantly low or normal TSH levels and low thyroxine (T4), a hormonal pattern undetectable by TSH-based neonatal screening programs for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) implemented in most countries worldwide. CCH is more prevalent than previously thought, reaching 1 in 16,000 neonates in countries consistently identifying CCH through T4-based CH screening strategies. Neonatal detection and early treatment of CCH would prevent the risk of developing mental retardation secondary to late diagnosis of infantile hypothyroidism. CCH is frequently associated with other pituitary defects causing life-threatening situations (like e.g. adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency) which could benefit from the early detection of CCH, avoiding considerable morbidity and mortality. CCH is not easy to identify clinically, and therefore few children are investigated for the disorder. The current knowledge on the genetic bases of CCH is also scarce. At the hypothalamic level no gene defects causing CCH have yet been identified in humans, but pituitary (thyrotrope)-selective genes encoding the TSH-releasing hormone (TRH) receptor (TRHR), the TSH ?-subunit (TSHB) and, recently, the immunoglobulin superfamily factor 1 (IGSF1) are genes involved in isolated central hypothyroidism. Moreover, central hypothyroidism is a complex condition where many regulatory signals are implicated and converge to finely modulate the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. This review focuses on novel pathogenic mechanisms and their implications to understand human CCH and improve the identification and the therapeutic handling of this elusive disease in the pediatric age. PMID:25231446

  13. Flooding in Central Siberia

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    A mixture of snowmelt and ice jams in late May and June of this year caused the Taz River (left) and the Yenisey River (right) in central Siberia to overflow their banks. The flooding can be seen in this image taken on June 11, 2002, by the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument aboard the Terra satellite. Normally, the rivers would resemble thin black lines in MODIS imagery. In the false-color images sage green and rusty orange is land, and water is black. Clouds are white and pink. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

  14. Central mechanisms of itch.

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    Mochizuki, Hideki; Kakigi, Ryusuke

    2015-09-01

    Itch is a complex sensory and emotional experience. Functional brain imaging studies have been performed to identify brain regions associated with this complex experience, and these studies reported that several brain regions are activated by itch stimuli. The possible roles of these regions in itch perception and difference in cerebral mechanism between healthy subjects and chronic itch patients are discussed in this review article. Additionally, the central itch modulation system and cerebral mechanisms of contagious itch, pleasurable sensation evoked by scratching have also been investigated in previous brain imaging studies. We also discuss how these studies advance our understanding of these mechanisms. PMID:25534483

  15. Central odontogenic fibroma.

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    de Matos, Felipe Rodrigues; de Moraes, Maiara; Neto, Antonio Capistrano; Miguel, Márcia Cristina da Costa; da Silveira, Ericka Janine Dantas

    2011-12-01

    Odontogenic fibroma (OF) is a benign odontogenic tumor characterized by various amounts of odontogenic epithelium in a mature fibrous stroma. Two variants can be distinguished: an intraosseous or central OF (COF) and an extraosseous or peripheral. The intraosseous variant is an extremely rare tumor that presents clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic variable findings. A thorough review of the English literature revealed 78 cases of COF so far. Thus, we report an additional case of COF occurring in the maxilla of a 36-year-old woman. In addition, we performed a brief description and discussion of the cases reported in the maxilla and mandible. PMID:20971024

  16. Floods in Central China

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    This pair of true- and false-color images from the Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows flooding in central China on July 4, 2002. In the false-color image vegetation appears orange and water appears dark blue to black. Because of the cloud cover and the fact that some of the water is filled with sediment, the false-color image provides a clearer picture of where rivers have exceeded their banks and lakes have risen. The river in this image is the Yangtze River, and the large lake is the Poyang Hu. Credits: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

  17. Fires in Central America

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    As can be seen in this true-color scene acquired on April 2, 2002, many fires dot the landscape across portions of Central America. This image spans from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula across Guatemala and into El Salvador and Honduras. This image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite. The red boxes (click on the image above to see it at 250-meter resolution) indicate where active fires were burning. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

  18. Fires in Central Africa

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    Hundreds of fires are set every year during the dry season in Central Africa. This true color image from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) shows dozens of smoke plumes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 29, 2000. Residents burn away scrub and brush annually in the woody savanna to clear land for farming and grazing. For more information, visit the SeaWiFS Home Page, Global Fire Monitoring Fact Sheet, and 4km2 Fire Data Image Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

  19. Central American resource studies

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    Van Eeckhout, E.; Laughlin, A.W.

    1989-01-01

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has been working with five Central American countries to assist in the development of their energy and mineral resources. Since 1985, mineral resources in Costa Rica, peat resources in Costa Rica and Panama, geothermal energy resources in Honduras and Guatemala, and geothermal field development in El Salvador and Costa Rica have been topics of study. This paper presents an overview of this work -- within these proceedings are papers that deal with specific aspects of each topic, and these will be duly noted. 15 refs., 4 figs.

  20. Central American electrical interconnection

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    Not Available

    1988-12-01

    A technical cooperation grant of $2.25 million, designed to strengthen the capacity of Central American countries to operate their regional interconnected electrical system, was announced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The grant, extended from the banks Fund for Special Operations, will help improve the capacity of the regions electric power companies to achieve economical, safe operation of the interconnected electric power systems. The funds will also be used to finance regional studies of the accords, procedures, regulations, and supervisory mechanisms for the system, as well as program development and data bases.

  1. Imaging of central neurocytomas.

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    Donoho, Daniel; Zada, Gabriel

    2015-01-01

    Central neurocytoma (CN) is an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of any intraventricular lesion. Initial evaluation should include noncontrast CT, MRI with and without gadolinium contrast, and magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy, if available. CN classically appear as a partially calcified mass on CT, arising from the septum pellucidum or foramen of Monro, with a soap-bubble multicystic appearance on MR T2-imaging and heterogeneous enhancement on MR T1 postcontrast imaging. MR perfusion/permeability and dynamic contrast imaging are experimental and promising tools in the diagnosis of CN. PMID:25432179

  2. Flooding in Central China

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    During the summer of 2002, frequent, heavy rains gave rise to floods and landslides throughout China that have killed over 1,000 people and affected millions. This false-color image of the western Yangtze River and Dongting Lake in central China was acquired on August 21, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. (right) The latest flooding crisis in China centers on Dingtong Lake in the center of the image. Heavy rains have caused it to swell over its banks and swamp lakefront towns in the province of Hunan. As of August 23, 2002, more than 250,000 people have been evacuated, and over one million people have been brought in to fortify the dikes around the lake. Normally the lake would appear much smaller and more defined in the MODIS image. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.

  3. Central solar energy receiver

    DOEpatents

    Drost, M. Kevin (Richland, WA)

    1983-01-01

    An improved tower-mounted central solar energy receiver for heating air drawn through the receiver by an induced draft fan. A number of vertically oriented, energy absorbing, fin-shaped slats are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical arrays on top of the tower coaxially surrounding a pipe having air holes through which the fan draws air which is heated by the slats which receive the solar radiation from a heliostat field. A number of vertically oriented and wedge-shaped columns are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical clusters surrounding the slat arrays. The columns have two mirror-reflecting sides to reflect radiation into the slat arrays and one energy absorbing side to reduce reradiation and reflection from the slat arrays.

  4. DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL SECURITY Centrally Managed Card Access

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    requests are submitted 3 days prior to the event. · Submit a password and budget number to Cassie WilliamsDEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL SECURITY Centrally Managed Card Access System After Hours Lock/Unlock Events and responsibilities include: ­ Order and issue all department keys. ­ Submit all card access requests, clearance

  5. Club Quarters Chicago Central Loop Club Quarters Chicago Central Loop

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    He, Chuan

    Club Quarters Chicago ­ Central Loop Club Quarters Chicago ­ Central Loop 111 West Adams Street Chicago, IL 60603 University Faculty and Staff Preferred Booking Method: GEMS online booking tool Phone-601-3504 Guest room rates vary by season and are subject to availability. Ask for the University of Chicago rate

  6. [Mechanisms of central antitussives].

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    Kamei, J

    1998-06-01

    This paper provides an overview of our current understanding of the central mechanisms of cough and antitussives. Systemic administration of 8-OH-DPAT at doses of 0.1 and 0.3 mg/kg, i.p. markedly reduced the number of coughs in rats in a dose-dependent manner. The antitussive effect of 8-OH-DPAT, dihydrocodeine and dextromethorphan significantly was reduced by pretreatment with methysergide, but not ketanserin. Therefore, it is possible to speculate that the 5-HT1 receptors, in particular the 5-HT1A receptors, may be more important than others with respect to the effect of antitussive drugs. DAMGO, a selective mu-opioid receptor agonist, and U-50,488H, a highly selective kappa-opioid receptor agonist, have potent antitussive effects when administered either i.c. or i.p. However, we did not observe a cough-depressant effect of DPDPE, a selective delta-opioid receptor agonist. These results indicate that the antitussive effects of opioids are mediated predominantly by mu- and kappa-opioid receptors. On the other hand, naloxonazine, a selective mu 1-opioid receptor antagonist, had no effect on the antitussive effects associated with i.c.v. DAMGO. These results indicate that mu 2-rather than mu 1-opioid receptors are involved in mu-opioid receptor-induced antitussive effects. Antitussive effects of dextromethorphan and noscapine were significantly and dose-dependently reduced by pretreatment with rimcazole, a specific antagonist of sigma sites. However, rimcazole did not have a significant effect on the antitussive effect of morphine. These results suggest that sigma sites may be involved in the antitussive mechanism of non-narcotic antitussive drugs. PMID:9720082

  7. Centralized HIV Program Oversight.

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    Pacha, Laura A; Hakre, Shilpa; Myles, Otha; Sanders-Buell, Eric E; Scoville, Stephanie L; Kijak, Gustavo H; Price, Michael W; Mody, Rupal M; Liu, Ying; Miller, Shana L; Pham, Phuc T; Michael, Nelson L; Kim, Jerome H; Peel, Sheila A; Tovanabutra, Sodsai; Jagodzinski, Linda L; Cersovsky, Steven B; Scott, Paul T

    2015-11-01

    Centralized HIV program oversight and repeal of the Department of Defense policy "Don't Ask Don't Tell" permitted characterization of HIV transmission among soldiers assigned to a large US Army base continental United States from 2012 to 2013. An investigation of a greater than expected number of new HIV infections among soldiers was initiated to characterize transmission and identify opportunities to disrupt transmission and deliver services.All soldiers who were assigned to the base at the time of their first positive HIV test and who had their first positive HIV test in 2012 or in the first 6 months of 2013 and who had a clinical genotype available for analysis were eligible for inclusion in the investigation.All patients (n?=?19) were men; most were black (52%) and less than 30 years old (64%). Fifteen of the 19 patients participated in in-depth interviews. Eighty percent were men who have sex with men who reported multiple sex partners having met through social and electronic networks. All were subtype B infections. Significant knowledge gaps and barriers to accessing testing and care in the military healthcare system were identified. Most (58%) belonged to transmission networks involving other soldiers.This investigation represents an important step forward in on-going efforts to develop a comprehensive understanding of transmission networks in the Army that can inform delivery of best practices combination prevention services. The Army is developing plans to directly engage individuals in key affected populations most at risk for HIV infection to identify and address unmet needs and expand delivery and uptake of prevention services. Further investigation is underway and will determine whether these findings are generalizable to the Army. PMID:26579822

  8. Central African Republic.

    PubMed

    1989-11-01

    The Central African Republic contains 242,000 square miles, which rolling terrain almost 2000 feet above sea level. The climate is tropical, and it has a population of 2.8 million people with a 2.5% growth rate. There are more than 80 ethnic groups including Baya 34%, Banda 28%, Sara 10%, Mandja 9%, Mboum 9%, and M'Baka 7%. The religions are traditional African 35%, protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, and Muslim 15%, and the languages are French and Sangho. The infant mortality rate is 143/1000, with expectancy at 49 years and a 40% literacy rate. The work force of 1 million is 70% agricultural, industry 6% and commerce and service 6% and government 3%. The government consists of a president assisted by cabinet ministers and a single party. Natural resources include diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, and oil, and major industries are beverages, textiles, and soap. Agricultural products feature coffee, cotton, peanuts, tobacco, food crops and livestock. Most of the population live in rural areas and most of the 80 ethnic groups have their own language. This is one of the world's least developed countries, with a per capita income of $375/year. The main problems with development are the poor transportation infrastructure, and the weak internal and international marketing systems. The US and various international organizations have aided in agriculture development, health programs, and family planning. US investment is mainly in diamond and gold mining, and although oil drilling has been successful it is not economically feasible at current prices. PMID:12178020

  9. Central and southern Africa

    SciTech Connect

    McGrew, H.J.

    1981-10-01

    Exploration in central and southern Africa continued to expand during 1980. The greatest concentration of activity was in Nigeria. However, there was considerable increase in the level of exploratory work in Cameroon and Congo. Significant new finds have been made in Ivory Coast. Geological and geophysical activity was carried out in 18 of the countries, with those in the western part having the largest share. Seismic work involved 225 party months of operation. Most of this time was spent on land, but marine operations accounted for 73,389 km of new control. Gravity and magnetic data were recorded during the marine surveys, and several large aeromagnetic projects were undertaken to obtain a total of 164,498 line km of data. Exploratory and development drilling accounted for a total of 304 wells and 2,605,044 ft (794,212 m) of hole. The 92 exploratory wells that were drilled resulted in 47 oil and gas discoveries. In development drilling 89% of the 212 wells were successful. At the end of the year, 27 exploratory wells were underway, and 34 development wells were being drilled for a total of 61. Oil production from the countries that this review covers was 918,747,009 bbl in 1980, a drop of about 9% from the previous year. Countries showing a decline in production were Nigeria, Gabon, Cabinda, and Zaire. Increases were recorded in Cameroon, Congo, and Ghana. A new country was added to the list of producers when production from the Belier field in Ivory Coast came on stream. 33 figures, 15 tables.

  10. Solving mixed integer nonlinear programming problems for mine production planning with stockpiling

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    Froyland, Gary

    , Sydney, Australia 4 Resource and Business Optimization Group Function, BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne an integer feasible solution of OPMPSP which violates these constraints. Combining these two techniques computational challenges. In combination, however, they produce an NP-hard problem (see eg. [11]), often known

  11. Coupled LandAtmosphere Intraseasonal Variability of the West African Monsoon in a GCM

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    Matthews, Adrian

    African region receives almost all its annual rainfall during the monsoon season. The West African monsoon and dry events during the monsoon season (Janicot * Current affiliation: University of MelbourneCoupled Land­Atmosphere Intraseasonal Variability of the West African Monsoon in a GCM SALLY L

  12. Energy-aware simulation with DVFS Tom Gurout a,b,c,

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    Melbourne, University of

    Toulouse, France e Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, Department of Computing Keywords: Grid computing Cloud computing Simulation Energy-efficiency DVFS a b s t r a c t In recent years and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 30

  13. Academic Literacy and Cultural Familiarity: Developing and Assessing Academic Literacy Resources for Chinese Students

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    Henderson, Fiona; Whitelaw, Paul A.

    2013-01-01

    Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, is a chronic problem. This paper reports the results of a project undertaken at a public funded university in Melbourne, Australia, in partnership with colleagues from a public funded university in Beijing, China, to combat this and other problems associated with academic literacy. The prime focus of the…

  14. Looking Forward: Community Gateways at Victoria University

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    Mountford, Christine

    2011-01-01

    The mission and values of Victoria University provide the underlying criteria for the development and implementation of the Community Gateways initiative, which aims to transform the lives of those living in the west of Melbourne through the power of further education. Community Gateways takes the university into the community by providing career…

  15. CSE 4251: Compiler Construction Ryan Stansifer

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    Stansifer, Ryan

    activation records in a stack. 393 #12;Activation Records Appel, 2nd edition, page 118. "For historical reasons, the run-time stack usually starts at a high memory address . . ." Appel, 2nd edition, page 118 of Technology Melbourne, Florida USA 32901 http://www.cs.fit.edu/~ryan/ computer-presentation edition March 20

  16. One-dimensional laser cooling of an atomic beam in a sealed vapor cell C. J. Valea)

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    Scholten, Robert

    Technology Research Laboratory, Victoria University, Footscray 3011, Australia M. R. Walkiewicz School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia P. M. Farrell Optical Technology Research chopped, and the absorption of the probe laser is then measured synchronously with a lock-in amplifier

  17. Applied Linguistics and Measurement: A Dialogue

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    McNamara, Tim

    2011-01-01

    The paper by Wilson and Moore (this volume), based on the Messick Lecture delivered in 2006 at the annual Language Testing Research Colloquium in Melbourne, may present a familiar challenge to some language testers: of reading outside one's comfort zone. The distinctive character of language testing lies in its combination of two primary fields of…

  18. Ycf93 (Orf105), a Small Apicoplast-Encoded Membrane Protein in the Relict Plastid of the Malaria Parasite

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    McFadden, Geoff

    Ycf93 (Orf105), a Small Apicoplast-Encoded Membrane Protein in the Relict Plastid of the MalariaFadden* School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Abstract Malaria parasites in the organelle kills parasites and protects against malaria. The apicoplast of Plasmodium falciparum encodes 30

  19. Polar Lakes and Warwick F. Vincent and Johanna Laybourn-Parry

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    Priscu, John C.

    in Oxford New York Auckland Cape Town Dar es Salaam Hong Kong Karachi Kuala Lumpur Madrid Melbourne Mexico City Nairobi New Delhi Shanghai Taipei Toronto With offices in Argentina Austria Brazil Chile Czech. Liquid water had previously been documented beneath Antarctic ice streams (Engelhardt et al. 1990

  20. Proceedings of the 1999 Haskell Workshop

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Claessen Chalmers Byron Cook OGI Gregory Hager The Johns Hopkins University Graham Hutton Nottingham Alexander Jacobson shop.com Fergus Henderson Melbourne Sigbjorn Finne Glasgow Erik Meijer Utrecht chair Colin Runciman York Philip Wadler Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies The Haskell Workshop was held

  1. Showcasing Faculty Experiences with Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning

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    Naidu, Som; Cunnington, David

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes a research project that seeks to explore the experience of faculty with technology-enhanced teaching and learning. A particular focus of this investigation is on how the use of information and communications technology is influencing teaching practices and students' approaches to learning at the University of Melbourne. This…

  2. Aptitude Sensitive Instruction: The Role of Media Attributes in Optimizing Transfer of Training.

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    French, Margaret

    The supplantation approach of this study hypothesized that media attributes may serve to bridge the processing link between learner aptitude capacity and the demands of a concept attainment task. Subjects were 492 males aged 16-21, drawn from a College of Technical and Further Education in Melbourne, Australia. All subjects were trade apprentices,…

  3. STRATEGIC FACILITIES Dexter Duncan1

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    Melbourne, University of

    ,2 1 Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia 2 Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS The Structure of the New IT Frontier: Cloud Computing ­ Part I The latest craze in the IT (Information Tech- nology) sector is Cloud Computing. Some call it the new frontier. The Wild West is here, bringing

  4. SOFTWARE PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE Softw. Pract. Exper. 2012; 42:501518

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    Melbourne, University of

    Dastjerdi1,*,, Sayed Gholam Hassan Tabatabaei2 and Rajkumar Buyya1 1Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne), International Campus, Malaysia SUMMARY Cloud computing offers virtualized computing elements on demand in a pay

  5. Blurred Boundaries: Negotiating a Common Core Subject in a Multi-Faculty Bachelor of Environments

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    Onsman, Andrys; Newton, Clare

    2015-01-01

    In 2008, the University of Melbourne rolled out its restructured undergraduate degree program offerings. Rather than offering a multitude of faculty-specific degrees, the University started to offer a limited number of generalist degrees that serve as developmental pathways to specialist masters programs as well as stand-alone employment…

  6. Rejecting Ahmed's "Melancholy Migrant": South Sudanese Australians in Higher Education

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    Harris, Anne; Marlowe, Jay; Nyuon, Nyadol

    2015-01-01

    This paper draws on related research studies in two urban centres (Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia) with South Sudanese men and women engaged in varying degrees with higher education. The co-authors examine some gendered differences in the process and demands of resettlement, including within employment and education, and its implications for…

  7. Changes in Coverage of Sun Protection in the News: Threats and Opportunities from Emerging Issues

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    Scully, Maree; Makin, Jennifer; Maloney, Sarah; Wakefield, Melanie

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to determine whether there have been shifts in news coverage of sun protection issues over a 12-year period in the context of an evolving skin cancer prevention agenda. A content analysis was performed on all relevant articles (N = 552) published in the two metropolitan daily newspapers in Melbourne, Australia, from 2001 to 2012.…

  8. TRIHALOMETHANE PRECURSOR REMOVAL BY THE MAGNESIUM CARBONATE PROCESS

    EPA Science Inventory

    A project was conducted to determine and improve the ability of the magnesium carbonate process to remove trihalomethane (THM) precursors in treated drinking water. The project was conducted at a drinking water treatment plant in Melbourne, FL, which had been developed and instal...

  9. EPortfolios, Professional Development and Employability: Some Student Perceptions

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    Woodley, Carolyn; Sims, Rob

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore business students' views about using ePortfolios at Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne. It also examines the extent to which students present ePortfolios to prospective employers in applying for jobs. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on the literature on ePortfolio use and the role…

  10. Flexible Delivery Is Not Simply a Question of Technology.

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    Goodear, Lyn

    In 1997, the South West Institute of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) in Victoria, Australia, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology jointly developed an online workplace delivery model for administrative and clerical workers. The model was aligned with national standards encompassing the formal qualifications for four certificates in…

  11. Crossing Borders: Evaluating a Work Integrated Learning Project Involving Australian and Vietnamese Students

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    Welch, Bernadette; Vo-Tran, Huan; Pittayachawan, Siddhi; Reynolds, Sue

    2012-01-01

    The value of work integrated learning (WIL) is well-established in the education of information management (IM) professionals. Adding value to WIL through cross-cultural or cross-disciplinary experiences is considered in this article. Using online communication, simulation activities, and onsite work, students from RMIT Melbourne and RMIT Ho Chi…

  12. Estimating Hospital Admissions with a Randomized Regression Approach Kleber A. Garcia

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    Chan, Philip K.

    Estimating Hospital Admissions with a Randomized Regression Approach Kleber A. Garcia Electronic Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901 pkc@cs.fit.edu Abstract--Boarding or holding in the Emergency Transform analysis on the hospital admission data. We evaluate the accuracy and efficiency of RT

  13. Does Knowledge about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Impact Teachers' Reported Behaviors and Perceptions?

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    Ohan, Jeneva L.; Cormier, Nicole; Hepp, Shellane L.; Visser, Troy A. W.; Strain, Melanie C.

    2008-01-01

    This study surveyed elementary school teachers in Melbourne, Australia to investigate their knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its impact on their reported behavior toward and perceptions of children with ADHD. Consistent with previous international findings, teachers demonstrated good overall knowledge about ADHD,…

  14. CEM KANER, J.D., Ph.D. Department of Computer Sciences

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    150 West University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901 kaner@kaner.com www.kaner.com UCITA and SMALL BUSINESS, the group that is probably the most seriously disadvantaged by UCITA is the small business customer. UCITA, goes. Unfortunately, small businesses have very little negotiating power in most software transactions

  15. A. Kusiak, S. Shah, and B. Dixon, Data mining based decision-making approach for predicting survival kidney dialysis patients, in D.D. Feng and E.R. Carson (Eds), Modelling and Control on Biomedical Systems 2003, Proceedings of the IFAC

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    35 A. Kusiak, S. Shah, and B. Dixon, Data mining based decision-making approach for predicting, Melbourne, Australia, published by Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 2003, pp. 35-39. DATA MINING interventions and the dialysis treatment prescription. In this research, a data mining approach is used

  16. Peered and Tiered Learning: Action Research as Creative Cultural Pedagogy

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    Harris, Anne

    2013-01-01

    This article presents and problematizes a peered and tiered model of creative and educational knowledge transfer piloted in Culture Shack, a community-based arts education program in Melbourne, Australia. Drawing on Eisner and Sefton-Green and Soep, I argue the value of this approach as a potential new pedagogical strategy in both secondary…

  17. 8.12 VERIFICATION OF OPERATIONAL THUNDERSTORM NOWCASTS E. Ebert*, T. Keenan, J. Bally and S. Dance

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    Dance, Sandy

    Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, GPO Box 1289K, Melbourne, Australia 1. INTRODUCTION Severe weather to mitigate the potential impact of these storms. The accuracy of these severe weather nowcasts is therefore to the forecasts, and if thought appropriate, track modification to account for obvious errors or storm

  18. Toward Better Understanding of the Contiguous Rain Area (CRA) Method for Spatial Forecast Verification

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    Ebert, Beth

    Verification ELIZABETH E. EBERT Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne, Victoria with known errors, as well as nine precipitation forecasts from three high-resolution numerical weather after a modification was introduced to allow nonoverlapping forecast and observed features to be matched

  19. By Accident or Design? The Origins of the Victorian School of Languages

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    Mascitelli, Bruno; Merlino, Frank

    2011-01-01

    In 1935, the then Minister of Public Instruction established the delivery of two foreign languages under the title of a special experiment taught at Mac.Robertson Girls' High School in Melbourne. This was the first step in the creation of what is known today as the Victorian School of Languages (VSL). It was at the time the small, seemingly…

  20. Optimizing the Landside Operation of a Container Terminal Gary Froyland

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    Nabben, Reinhard

    ): 90C90, 90B06, 90C06, 90C10 1 Introduction The past decade has witnessed a tremendous growth in marine and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Australia, e.duane@ms.unimelb.edu.au Formerly Patrick Corp.; c/o Andrew

  1. Historic Australian Conceptualisations of English, Literacy and Multimodality in Policy and Curriculum and Conflicts with Educational Accountability

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    Cumming, Joy; Kimber, Kay; Wyatt-Smith, Claire

    2011-01-01

    Attainment of functional English literacy skills by all students has been a focus of Australian national policy since the 1989 Hobart Declaration (MCEETYA, 1989). This focus underpins current educational accountability policy enacted through the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The Adelaide and Melbourne Declarations…

  2. An Architecture for Effective Music Information Retrieval

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    Zobel, Justin

    Department of Computer Science, RMIT University GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001, Australia {alu their inspiration has come from, forensic musicologists analyse songs for copyright infringement lawsuits major parts: transformation of arbitrary MIDI files into a form that is suitable for similarity matching

  3. Environmental Influence on Language Acquisition: Comparing Second and Foreign Language Acquisition of Swedish

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    Hakansson, Gisela; Norrby, Catrin

    2010-01-01

    This article explores the influence of the learning environment on the second language acquisition of Swedish. Data were collected longitudinally over 1 year from 35 university students studying Swedish in Malmo, Sweden, and in Melbourne, Australia. Three areas were investigated: grammar, pragmatics, and lexicon. The development of grammar was…

  4. A Subexponential Construction of Graph Coloring for Multiparty Computation

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK yvo.desmedt@utdallas.edu 3 Clayton School of Information Technology, Faculty of Information Technology Monash University, Melbourne, Australia ron extension of this trend is to realize MPC over groups. Recent years has seen a surge in interest

  5. Global Flows as Gendered Cultural Pedagogies: Learning Gangsta in the "Durty South"

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    Savage, Glenn C.; Hickey-Moody, Anna

    2010-01-01

    This article theorizes empirical data from an ethnographic project conducted in and around the economically disadvantaged suburb of Noble Park in southeast suburban Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). Exploring the politics around gendered identities of young people involved in the research, particularly Australian-Sudanese men, the authors theorize…

  6. Aldo Morselli, INFN Roma Tor Vergata 1 Search for Dark Matter with the Fermi

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    Morselli, Aldo

    Aldo Morselli, INFN Roma Tor Vergata 1 Search for Dark Matter with the Fermi Large Area Telescope Aldo Morselli INFN Roma Tor Vergata on behalf of the Fermi-Lat Collaboration Melbourne 7 Jul 2012 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics ICHEP2012ICHEP2012 #12;Aldo Morselli, INFN Roma Tor Vergata 2

  7. FIRST NAME LAST NAME MAJOR DEGREE HONORS CITY STATE Qasim Abdul-Baki Public Administration MPA MISSOULA MT

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    Augustus Azure Music BME RAVALLI MT Teresa Bachman Physical Therapy DPT Irvine, Alberta CANADA Alyse Backus Therapy DPT Melbourne, Vic AUSTRALIA Troy Adam Health & Human Performance BSHHP * BILLINGS MT Benjamin Alcantara Physical Therapy DPT BEIJING CHINA Julie Alderman Geography BS HANGZHOU CHINA Adam Alessi

  8. A Contrasting Courtship: The Monash Takeover of Chisholm

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    Rodan, Paul

    2004-01-01

    This article compares the strikingly similar experiences of Monash and Chisholm in Melbourne at the same time. The author states that Roger Scott's account of the abortive ANU/CCAE merger brought back memories of the Monash University/Chisholm Institute of Technology amalgamation, effected around the same time. The outstanding point of difference…

  9. Use the following reference for this paper: Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) IV, P. Giorgini, Jrg Mller, James Odell, eds,

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Use the following reference for this paper: Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) IV, P'2003 (Agent Oriented Software Engineering), Melbourne July 2003, to be published in LNCS, Springer-agent systems seem to provide a good basis for building complex software systems, this paper points out some

  10. Collusion of Operators in Wireless Spectrum Omer Korcak1

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    Alpcan, Tansu

    Iosifidis3 1 Marmara University, Turkey 2 University of Melbourne, Australia, 3 University of Thessaly observed in real life as, for example, in the form of price fixing which yields an effective monopoly against the symptoms. Index Terms:Evolutionary Game Theory, Pricing, Coalitional Game Theory, Resource

  11. An index-based short-form of the WISC-IV with accompanying analysis of the reliability and

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    Crawford, John R.

    , College of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3HN, UK (eAn index-based short-form of the WISC-IV with accompanying analysis of the reliability School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK 2 Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 3

  12. 116 IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, VOL. 8, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2004 On Teletraffic Applications to OBS

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    Wong, Eric Wing-Ming

    channel in the next output link of the route is not available, the burst is lost. OBS with Burst, City Univer- sity of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on leave from the ARC Special Research Center for Ultra, Melbourne, Vic. 3010, Aus- tralia. E. W. M. Wong is with the Department of Electronic Engineering, City Uni

  13. The Babushka Project: Mediating between the Margins and Wider Community through Public Art Creation

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    Gray, Bronwen Lucie

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses the theoretical and social contexts of a community art project that took place at a public housing estate located in Melbourne, Australia. The art intervention was aimed at increasing the residents' health and well-being through the empowerment of their own cultural creations. Three sculptures in the form of giant babushka…

  14. Internationalizing the Curriculum: The Implementation Experience in a Faculty of Business and Economics

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    Crosling, Glenda; Edwards, Ron; Schroder, Bill

    2008-01-01

    Curriculum internationalization is a strategy adopted by many universities as they prepare their graduates for employment in the global economy. This paper is a case study of the organizational change involved in one institution's (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) attempts to implement curriculum internationalization in the foundation…

  15. Received 20 Aug 2014 | Accepted 28 Nov 2014 | Published 21 Jan 2015 Upward electrical discharges observed above

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    Cummer, Steven A.

    Space Coast Intelligent Solutions, Melbourne, Florida 32934, USA. 3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA. w Present address: Department cloud charge layers of opposite polarities centred at different cloud altitudes and a screening charge

  16. Androgen-Induced Changes in the Response Dynamics of Ampullary Electrosensory Primary Afferent Neurons

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    Sisneros, Joseph A.

    of electromotor and electroreceptor systems of weakly electric fishes show that androgens and estrogens can alterV/cm (Kalmijn, 1982). Male stingrays use the electrosensory system to detect and locate female conspecifics of Technology, Melbourne, Florida 32901 Male stingrays use their ampullary electroreceptors to locate mates

  17. Flexible Models for Learning English Are Needed for Refugee Mothers

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    Riggs, Elisha; Block, Karen; Gibbs, Lisa; Davis, Elise; Szwarc, Josef; Casey, Sue; Duell-Piening, Philippa; Waters, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    The importance of English language acquisition for resettlement of refugees is well established, particularly as a pathway to education, employment, health and social connections. A qualitative study was conducted in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia utilising focus groups with 87 refugee background women from Karen, Iraqi, Assyrian Chaldean, Lebanese,…

  18. Against Recall: Is it Persistence, Cardinality, Density, Coverage, or Totality?

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    Zobel, Justin

    ESSAY Against Recall: Is it Persistence, Cardinality, Density, Coverage, or Totality? Justin Zobel of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia jz,alistair,lapark@csse.unimelb.edu.au Abstract The concept of recall questions and explore several further issues that affect the usefulness of recall. In particular, we ask

  19. I Honors and Awards 2011 Best Paper Award (1st

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    Kornhuber, Ralf

    , USA 2005 3 videos (Mesh-Subdivision Excerpt, Mesh-Platonic Solid Excerpt, Mesh-Bubble Excerpt), finalists in the Digital Media Festival 2005, Melbourne. 2005 3 videos (Mesh-Subdivision Excerpt, Mesh-Platonic Solid Excerpt, Mesh-Bubble Excerpt) selected for screening in Eurographics Animation Theater 2005

  20. A simple and accurate method for calculation of the structure factor of interacting charged spheres

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    Chan, Derek Y C

    A simple and accurate method for calculation of the structure factor of interacting charged spheres, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia c Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn 3122, Australia d School of Chemistry, Monash University

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

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    Allen, Stewart

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

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

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    Allen, Stewart

    of Meteorology A Spectral Climatology of Australian and South-West Pacific Tide Gauges Stewart C. R. Allen the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia ISSN: 1836-019X National Library of Australia. Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. CSIRO. Dewey Number: 551.458 #12;Enquiries should be addressed to: Stewart

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

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    Allen, Stewart

    of Meteorology \\ Ocean Science - extended abstracts of the fourth CAWCR Workshop 9 November - 11 November 2010--Congresses. Climatology--Mathematical models--Congresses. Meteorology--Mathematical models-- Congresses. Dewey Number: 551: A partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO GPO Box 1289 Melbourne VIC 3001 Australia k

  4. Language Choice in Multilingual Peer Groups: Insights from an Australian High School

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    Willoughby, Louisa

    2009-01-01

    Despite Australia's strong tradition of research on language maintenance and shift, little is known about the ways in which migrant background students continue to use their heritage languages in Australian schools. This paper presents an in-depth case study of students' linguistic practices at a multiethnic Melbourne high school, where over 95%…

  5. Web-Based Teaching: The Beginning of the End for Universities?

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    Wyatt, Ray

    This paper describes a World Wide Web-based, generic, inter-disciplinary subject called computer-aided policymaking. It has been offered at Melbourne University (Australia) from the beginning of 2001. It has generated some salutary lessons in marketing and pedagogy, but overall it is concluded that Web-based teaching has a rosy future.…

  6. Peer Reviewing Preservice Teachers of Christian Higher Education

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    Buchanan, Michael T.

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the contributions peer review makes to the formation of preservice teachers of religious education within the context of Christian higher education. The participants were postgraduate students undertaking a preservice teacher training course at Australian Catholic University, Australia (Melbourne campus). Those training to…

  7. SLA-Oriented Resource Provisioning for Cloud Computing: Challenges, Architecture, and Solutions

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    SLA-Oriented Resource Provisioning for Cloud Computing: Challenges, Architecture, and Solutions Rajkumar Buyya1,2 , Saurabh Kumar Garg1 , and Rodrigo N. Calheiros1 1 Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory Department of Computing and Information Systems The University of Melbourne

  8. Green Cloud computing and Environmental Sustainability Saurabh Kumar Garg and Rajkumar Buyya

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Green Cloud computing and Environmental Sustainability Saurabh Kumar Garg and Rajkumar Buyya Cloud computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia Email: {saurabhg, rbuyya}@unimelb.edu.au Abstract: Cloud computing

  9. The First Year Experience in Australian Universities: Findings from Two Decades, 1994-­2014

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    Baik, Chi; Naylor, Ryan; Arkoudis, Sophie

    2015-01-01

    This report provides an analysis of trends over a twenty year period in the attitudes and experiences of first year students in Australian universities. It is based on the national survey of first year students undertaken by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at five-yearly intervals since 1994. Dramatic changes have taken…

  10. Watermarks within the Middle Eastern Manuscript Collection of the Baillieu Library

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    Lewincamp, Sophie

    2012-01-01

    The University of Melbourne's Middle Eastern Manuscript collection housed at the Baillieu Library was acquired by Professor John Bowman in the 1950s as part of a teaching collection to promote greater learning of Middle Eastern culture and civilisation (Pryde 2007, 3). The collection is a rare example within Australia and represents many different…

  11. Counting Polyominoes: A Parallel Implementation for Cluster Computing

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    Barequet, Gill

    , while 2 2 isn't a polyomino because the two cells don't share an edge. The enumeration of polyominoes of Mathematics and Statistics The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia I problems has exponential computational complexity. The finite-lattice method reduces this complexity

  12. The Knowledge Economy and University Workers

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    Connell, Raewyn

    2015-01-01

    This article is a condensed analysis of the developing sustainability crisis of Australian universities. It is based on an address to National Council of the National Tertiary Education Union, Melbourne, 3 October 2014. Thanks to all my fellow-members, who have kept my hopes for the modern university alive.

  13. The Monsoon Wedding Phenomenon: Understanding Indian Students Studying in Australian Universities

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    Johnson, Richard; Kumar, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    How does the University sector identify and support the diverse needs of Indian students? This paper reports on a research project carried out on undergraduate students from India enrolled at a Melbourne-based University. The focus is the need to understand why Indian students choose an overseas destination for tertiary study. The intent is to…

  14. "Every Family": A Population Approach to Reducing Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Children Making the Transition to School

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    Sanders, Matthew R.; Ralph, Alan; Sofronoff, Kate; Gardiner, Paul; Thompson, Rachel; Dwyer, Sarah; Bidwell, Kerry

    2008-01-01

    A large-scale population trial using the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program (TPS) was evaluated. The target population was all parents of 4- to 7-year-old children residing in ten geographical catchment areas in Brisbane (intervention communities) and ten sociodemographically matched catchment areas from Sydney (5) and Melbourne (5), care as…

  15. Wildl.Res., 1995,22,547-59 Estimating the Age of Wild Rock-wallabiesby

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    Marsh, Helene

    Wildl.Res., 1995,22,547-59 Estimating the Age of Wild Rock-wallabiesby Dental Radiography: a Basis: Departmentof Zoology,Universityof Melbourne,Parkville, Vic. 3052, Australia. Abstract The teeth of rock-wallabies from a wild population of Petrogale assimilis at 'Black Rock' in north Queensland were radiographed

  16. Report on the Development of the University Experience Survey

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    Radloff, Ali; Coates, Hamish; James, Richard; Krause, Kerri-Lee

    2011-01-01

    In 2011, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) commissioned a Consortium led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and including the University of Melbourne's Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) and the Griffith Institute for Higher Education (GIHE) to develop an instrument and…

  17. Control Engineering Practice 13 (2005) 461471 On physical and data driven modelling of irrigation channels

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    Ooi, Su Ki

    2005-01-01

    and Information Processing, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne are wasted due to poor management and control. These losses can be reduced by improving the decision support). This is also evident from the special issue in January/February 1998 of Journal of Irrigation and Drainage

  18. J. Parallel Distrib. Comput. 71 (2011) 13881399 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Melbourne, University of

    2011-01-01

    , The University of Melbourne, Australia b Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Article. Parallel Distrib. Comput. journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jpdc Use of run time predictions resources from multi- ple clusters that would be otherwise wasted due to fragmenta- tion in scheduling

  19. The `01 test for chaos' and strange nonchaotic attractors J.H.P. Dawes

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    Dawes, Jon

    The `0­1 test for chaos' and strange nonchaotic attractors J.H.P. Dawes and M.C. Freeland DAMTP­1 test for chaos' due to Gottwald & Melbourne has been proved by them to distinguish robustly between periodic and low-dimensional deterministic chaotic dynamics. In this paper we apply the `0­1 test

  20. Computer Networking with the Victorian Correspondence School.

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    Conboy, Ian

    During 1985 the Education Department installed two-way radios in 44 remote secondary schools in Victoria, Australia, to improve turn-around time for correspondence assignments. Subsequently, teacher supervisors at Melbourne's Correspondence School sought ways to further augument audio interactivity with computer networking. Computer equipment was…

  1. View of the SRB problems with Challenger after launch

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    1986-01-01

    51-L investigation at time 73.201 seconds, Flash from region between orbiter and external tank (ET) liquid hydrogen (LH2) tank, ROTI/MELBOURNE BEACH. Kennedy Space Center alternative photo number is 108-KSC-386C-559/53.

  2. AN INCREMENTALAPPROACH TO MODEL BASED CLUSTERING AND SEGMENTATION

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    Halgamuge, Malka N.

    Engineering, Melbourne, Australia. Ccb,jmann,pbf@ecr.mu.oz.au, S2005836@student.rmit.edu.au ABSTRACT. A similar technique is seed growing. Seed growing generally requires an operator to select appropriate seeds and thresholds. The pixels surrounding the seed are then analysed and included within the region if they fall

  3. "This Is My Thing!": Middle Years Students' Engagement and Learning Using Digital Resources

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    Molyneux, Paul; Godinho, Sally

    2012-01-01

    It is widely acknowledged that multimodal digital texts support student engagement with ideas, knowledge and new forms of literate practice. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary team at The University of Melbourne collaborated to create a digital resource--"The Venom Patrol" website--to teach scientific concepts about Australia's venomous…

  4. Collaborative Development of Anatomy Workshops for Medical and Dental Students in Cambodia

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    Hayes, Jennifer A.; Ivanusic, Jason J.; le Roux, Cara M.; Hatzopoulos, Kate; Gonsalvez, David; Hong, Someth; Durward, Callum

    2011-01-01

    After Phnom Penh was liberated from the Khmer Rouge in 1979, health science education in Cambodia had to be completely rebuilt. In this article, the authors report the results of a teaching collaboration between the University of Melbourne (Australia), the International University (Cambodia), and the University of Health Sciences (Cambodia). The…

  5. Workshops to Implement an Affirmative Action Program for Women in Academe.

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    Kahn, Ethel; Harper, Jan

    1993-01-01

    Reviews Affirmative Action Act passed by Australian government in 1986 to prevent discrimination against women in employment. Notes that legislation requires universities to implement eight-step program. Explains how University of Melbourne used workshop approach to encourage people on campus to believe in new rules and procedures and to follow…

  6. City Beats: A Creative Community Partnership Initiative at ArtPlay

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    Jeanneret, Neryl; Brown, Robert

    2012-01-01

    The City of Melbourne's ArtPlay is open to children and young people aged 3-13 years, and provides a wide range of artist-led programs that serve a broad community within and outside the municipality. Its sister facility, Signal, caters for young people 13-22 years. An Australia Council of the Arts funded Creative Community Partnership Initiative,…

  7. Lost and Found in Transition: The Professional Journey of Teacher Educators

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    Clemans, Allie; Berry, Amanda; Loughran, John

    2010-01-01

    This paper considers the professional development of a group of 75 primary and secondary teachers in Melbourne, Victoria, who had been charged with the responsibility of leading the professional learning of their colleagues in their schools. To support these leaders of professional learning in their roles, the Victorian state government's…

  8. Outcomes for Vocational Education and Training Diploma and Associate Diploma Students.

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    Dumbrell, Tom; de Montfort, Rowena; Finnegan, Wendy

    A study examined outcomes for graduates and module completers who studied in associate diploma, diploma, and advanced diploma courses, using data from the 1999 Student Outcomes Survey, together with focus groups in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. One aim was to determine whether module completers had different training needs than graduates;…

  9. Molecular Physics Vol. 110, Nos. 1920, October 2012, 2313

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    Helgaker, Trygve

    (VLSCI) at the University of Melbourne in Australia, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Peter R and warmer environment of Australia in 1965. It was in Sydney that Peter completed high school, respectively), forging scientific relationships that have been long-lasting and unques- tionably productive

  10. Identifying Cognitive Processes Important to Mathematics Learning but Often Overlooked

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    Turner, Ross

    2011-01-01

    In August 2010, ACER held its annual conference in Melbourne. The theme of the 2010 conference--"Teaching Mathematics? Make It Count"--was chosen to highlight that mathematics education is an area of high priority in Australia. In the author's own presentation to the conference, he outlined research into an area that he believes is very important…

  11. First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), pages 100104, Montreal, Canada, June 7-8, 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    The University of Melbourne VIC 3010 Australia r.fothergill@student.unimelb.edu.au, tb@ldwin.net Abstract We study the task of automatically disam- biguating word combinations such as jump the gun which semantics. Specifically we are concerned with expressions such as jump the gun which are ambiguous between

  12. Open Sensor Web Architecture Core Middleware: Sensor Collection Service

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    Melbourne, University of

    Open Sensor Web Architecture Core Middleware: Sensor Collection Service Xingchen Chu and Rajkumar of Melbourne Abstract A new trend called Sensor Web that is to make all types of web-resident sensors, instruments, and image devices as well as repositories of sensor data discoverable, accessible and where

  13. Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services #Xingchen Chu1

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services #Xingchen Chu1 , Tom Kobialka2 , Rajkumar Buyya1 GRIDS Lab1 The University of Melbourne, Australia {xchu,tkob,raj}@csse.unimelb.edu.au Abstract As sensor network deployments heterogeneous sensor resources. Common data operations and transformations exist in deployment scenarios which

  14. Open Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services Xingchen Chu1

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Open Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services Xingchen Chu1 , Tom Kobialka2 , Bohdan Durnota1 The University of Melbourne, Australia http://gridbus.csse.unimelb.edu.au/sensorweb/ Abstract As sensor network heterogeneous sensor resources. Common data operations and transformations exist in deployment scenarios and can

  15. A C-terminal class I PDZ binding motif of EspI/NleA modulates the virulence of attaching and effacing

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    Hall, Randy A

    of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia. 4 Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia. 5 Division of Cell and MolecularI PDZ binding motif also resulted in delayed trafficking of EspI to the Golgi. Using a mouse model

  16. Current Drug Targets, 2007, 8, 15-30 15 1389-4501/07 $50.00+.00 2007 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.

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    McFadden, Geoff

    Fadden School of Botany, University of Melbourne Abstract: Apicomplexan parasitic diseases impose devastating FAS pathway. INTRODUCTION Apicomplexan parasites are the cause of enormous disease bur- den worldwide Ltd. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis as a Drug Target in Apicomplexan Parasites C.D. Goodman* and G.I. Mc

  17. Maximising Target Language Use in the Immersion Classroom

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    Veque, Catherine

    2006-01-01

    This article is the second part of a report on research that examined immersion language teachers' strategies to modify their speech in order to maintain use of the target language. As described in the first part in "Babel," Volume 40, Number 2 (Veque, 2005), this classroom-based research, undertaken at Methodist Ladies College (MLC) in Melbourne,…

  18. Make a World of Difference: Hearing Each Other, Healing the Earth

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    Sakurai, Hiro

    2010-01-01

    This article is the edited text of the presentation made by the author at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia, 3-9 December 2009. The session was titled "Healing the Earth with Care and Concern: Religious Responses to the Earth Charter". The article highlights some of the efforts that the Soka Gakkai International (SGI)…

  19. Extinction risk depends strongly on factors contributing to stochasticity

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    Bernard, Samuel

    LETTERS Extinction risk depends strongly on factors contributing to stochasticity Brett A. Melbourne1 & Alan Hastings2 Extinction risk in natural populations depends on stochastic fac- tors their combined effects on extinction risk. Here we derive a family of stochastic Ricker models using different

  20. Dog Ownership, Dog Walking, and Children's and Parents' Physical Activity

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    Salmon, Jo; Timperio, Anna; Chu, Binh; Veitch, Jenny

    2010-01-01

    This study aimed to determine cross-sectional associations of dog ownership, dog walking, and physical activity (PA) among children and their parents. Objective measures of PA were obtained for children ages 5-6 and 10-12 years from 19 primary schools across Melbourne, Australia. Parents self-reported their PA, dog ownership, and frequency of dog…

  1. Swinburne University of Technology Victoria's first

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    Liley, David

    ___________________________________________________________________1 1. How Swinburne contributes to Victoria's creative economy ________________________2 2. Growing the result to the "musical, art exhibitions and sports events that add to the quality of life in Melbourne education, postgraduate and research programs to contribute to the global economy; directly through

  2. 7/5/12 Higgs Boson Search Involving Texas A&M Physicists Reveals New Particle | Texas A&M University, Coll... 1/5www.science.tamu.edu/articles/911

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    Toback, David

    International Conference on High Energy Physics held in Melbourne. The CMS collaboration features more than 20 to be both a privilege and a large responsibility." The LHC announcement comes on the heels of Fermilab also be due to known standard model background processes. FIGURE 1. FIGURE 2. HIGH ENERGY EXPERIMENTAL

  3. Fault Location and Resolvable Set

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    Tonchev, Vladimir D.

    Fault Location and Resolvable Set Systems Charles J. Colbourn, colbourn@asu.ed with Bingli Fan (Beijing) and Daniel Horsley (Melbourne) Fault Location and Resolvable Set Systems Charles J. Colbourn, and Decision Systems Engineering Arizona State University ACA 2015 #12;Fault Location and Resolvable Set

  4. Learning Engines - A Functional Object Model for Developing Learning Resources for the WWW.

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    Fritze, Paul; Ip, Albert

    The Learning Engines (LE) model, developed at the University of Melbourne (Australia), supports the integration of rich learning activities into the World Wide Web. The model is concerned with the practical design, educational value, and reusability of software components. The model is focused on the academic teacher who is in the best position to…

  5. Cellular level near-wall unsteadiness of high-hematocrit erythrocyte flow using confocal PIV

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    Pekkan, Kerem

    Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry - PIV09 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, August 25-28, 2009 Address, and micro-particle image velocimetry (PIV). The near-wall red blood cell (RBC) motion of physiologic high Molecular Biosensor & Imaging Center (MBIC), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2 Depts

  6. Potential of metabolomics as a functional genomics tool

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    Wurtele, Eve Syrkin

    Potential of metabolomics as a functional genomics tool Raoul J. Bino1,2,3 , Robert D. Hall2 3 Centre for BioSystems Genomics, POB 98, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands 4 Max-Planck Institute Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010

  7. Australian Adult Consumers' Beliefs about Plant Foods: A Qualitative Study

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    Lea, Emma; Worsley, Anthony; Crawford, David

    2005-01-01

    This exploratory qualitative study examined consumers' perceived barriers and benefits of plant food (fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds) consumption and views on the promotion of these foods. Ten focus groups were conducted in Melbourne, Australia. Groups consisted of employees of various workplaces, community group members,…

  8. This is the author's version of a work that was submitted/accepted for pub-lication in the following source

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    Boyd, Colin

    of untrusted scripts from remote services executed locally by web browsers, potential sensitive data leaks Society, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 83-90. This file was downloaded from: http to leak private information to a remote host over the network. 1 Introduction Over the past decade

  9. Visy Cares Hub and Victoria University: Making the Door of a University Open to the Community

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    Broadbent, Robyn

    2011-01-01

    In 1999, a group of men embarked on a remarkable project that resulted in building a two million dollar youth centre in one of Melbourne's most disadvantaged communities. From the outset, Victoria University (VU) was a keen partner in the project. This project had key synergies with the current experiences of the University--a dual sector higher…

  10. DATA REPLICATION STRATEGIES IN WIDE AREA DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS Sushant Goel

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    DATA REPLICATION STRATEGIES IN WIDE AREA DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS Authors: Sushant Goel Grid Computing of Melbourne, Australia Ph: +613 8344 1344 Fax: +613 9348 1184 raj@cs.mu.oz.au #12;DATA REPLICATION STRATEGIES and effective access to data is very important. Replication is one such widely accepted phenomenon

  11. RMIT Vietnam and Vietnam's Development: Risk and Responsibility

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    Wilmoth, David

    2004-01-01

    To help bridge the gap between demand and supply for tertiary education, Vietnam has opened to direct, foreign providers, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) International University Vietnam is the first of this category. By sponsoring a large project in a country that some see as risky, RMIT Vietnam needs to be triply viable.…

  12. Procedia Computer Science 00 (2010) 110 Procedia Computer

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    2010-01-01

    Center Workgroup 1 Application Figure 1: Enterprise Grid Architecture. 1.1. Motivation Enterprise Grid on Computational Science, ICCS 2010 Jaccard Index based Availability Prediction in Enterprise Grids Mustafizur The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia Abstract Enterprise Grid enables sharing and aggregation

  13. February 2001 Flood Warning Services in Victoria

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    Greenslade, Diana

    February 2001 Flood Warning Services in Victoria Arrangements for VICTORIAN FLOOD WARNING CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE #12;Arrangements for Flood Warning Services in Victoria VICTORIAN FLOOD WARNING, `Geelong Advertiser' Title page: Bulleen Road at the Yarra River, Melbourne. Flooding a long time ago

  14. Multifocal German Program for Beginners: Progress Report.

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    Brazaitis, Kristina

    1998-01-01

    Describes a project at Australia's University of Melbourne to design and trial a new interactive multimedia package for teaching German to beginners. The package includes an interactive computer-based program and a learner textbook/workbook. The multimedia component comprises dialogs, dictations, and various question formats. Student reaction to…

  15. Secondary School Science Predictors of Academic Performance in University Bioscience Subjects

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    Green, Rod; Brown, Elizabeth; Ward, Alex

    2009-01-01

    In 2009 the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia is introducing a common first year for 11 different undergraduate courses in the faculty. Current prerequisite science entry requirements vary with course and range from none to at least two science or mathematics subjects and from [approximately]50 to 99 in…

  16. CUISINE AND INSIGHTS ON

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    Liley, David

    OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY FAST FORWARD MAPPING NEW WAYS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW WWW. 14 CALM WATERS Timing is critical for Australia's partnership with Indonesia, says Professor Kenneth the earliest exploding stars. VENTURE A partnership with VicRoads to improve Melbourne's traffic management

  17. Learning between Schools and Hospitals--Young People and a Curriculum of (Dis)connection

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    Dixon, Mary

    2014-01-01

    As noted in other papers in this volume, a group of health and education researchers and practitioners came together to further develop their understanding of the situation of young people, who were clients of The Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute in 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. The resultant research project, funded by the…

  18. Spaces of Trauma: Young People, Homelessness and Violence

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    Jordan, Lucinda

    2012-01-01

    Little contemporary research has examined young people's experiences of violence and homelessness in detail within the Australian context. This article draws upon qualitative research with 33 homeless youth in Melbourne and seeks to enhance understanding of the impact of violence on young people. It argues that everyday experiences of violence…

  19. Simulations of the effects of extreme solar flares on technological systems

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    Withers, Paul

    Simulations of the effects of extreme solar flares on technological systems at Mars Paul Withers Weather Events in the Solar System" Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida #12;Summary and future navigations/communications systems · Effects ­ Range error in GPS-like systems ­ D

  20. Young Children's Musical Explorations: The Potential of Using Learning Stories for Recording, Planning and Assessing Musical Experiences in a Preschool Setting

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    Nyland, Berenice; Acker, Aleksandra

    2012-01-01

    This article focuses on the early childhood years and describes research that has examined children's music experiences in formal care and education settings in Melbourne, Australia. This research uses a contextual view of children and their learning and is based on an assumption that learning is social, involves engagement with others and is…

  1. Learning a Community Language as a Third Language

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    Clyne, Michael; Hunt, Claudia Rossi; Isaakidis, Tina

    2004-01-01

    This study is part of a larger action research project on the role of secondary school language programmes in the maintenance and spread of community languages in Melbourne. The study focuses on bilinguals learning another community language (Greek or Spanish) as a third language, some of them having a home language with a connection to the target…

  2. Early Childhood Inclusion: A Silver Lining in the Dark Clouds for African Immigrant Children?

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    Agbenyega, Joseph; Peers, Chris

    2010-01-01

    This article presents preliminary findings of an ongoing study that attempts to gauge the level of access to and support for early childhood education and care programs for sub Saharan African immigrant families living in Melbourne Australia. Using the Australian Early Years Learning Framework as a guide, we explored 30 parents' perception of…

  3. Driving experience and the effect of challenging interactions in high traffic context

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    Boyd, Colin

    Volume 2, pages 91, Melbourne, Monash University. Faculty of Art & Design. #12;Introduction The car experience in a variety of ways including physical, cognitive and an emotional sense. Research in car design as to the broader social aspects of car design (Pelly, 1996). However, there appears to be an opportunity

  4. Experiential Online Development for Educators: The Example of the Carpe Diem MOOC

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    Salmon, Gilly; Gregory, Janet; Lokuge Dona, Kulari; Ross, Bella

    2015-01-01

    We report on educators' experiences of a massive open online course (MOOC) focused on the Carpe Diem learning design process. The MOOC was developed in-house using Blackboard CourseSites by a university innovation and development unit, Learning Transformations, at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. We report on a study of…

  5. Reproducible selection of high avidity CD8+ clones following secondary acute virus infection

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    Handel, Andreas

    Contributed by Peter C. Doherty, December 22, 2013 (sent for review November 8, 2013) The recall of memory CD8 Tania Cukalaca , Jesseka Chaddertona , Andreas Handelb , Peter C. Dohertya,c,1 , Stephen J. Turnera of Melbourne, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; b

  6. Emotional Intelligence and Decisional Conflict Styles: Some Empirical Evidence among Italian High School Students

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    Di Fabio, Annamaria; Blustein, David L.

    2010-01-01

    This study assessed the relationship between emotional intelligence and decisional conflict styles. Five hundred and twenty-eight Italian high school students (median age = 18; SD = 0.76) were given the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ) and the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: short (Bar-On EQ-i:S). The "Intrapersonal" dimension…

  7. Carts Before Horses 1 Carts Before Horses:Carts Before Horses

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    C Carts Before Horses 1 Carts Before Horses:Carts Before Horses: Using Preparatory Exercises on Teaching Software Testing Melbourne, FL January, 2004 #12;C Carts Before Horses 2 Rationale present a solution or (preferably) enable them to develop their own solution. #12;C Carts Before Horses 3

  8. Adventures in Evaluation: Reviewing a CD-ROM Based Adventure Game Designed for Young People Recovering from Psychosis

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    Shrimpton, Bradley; Hurworth, Rosalind

    2005-01-01

    Recently the Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) at the University of Melbourne was approached by a mental health agency to undertake the unique and challenging task of evaluating a prototype CD-ROM based adventure game designed for young people recovering from psychosis. This unusual and inventive game, titled Pogo's Pledge, used "edutainment" in…

  9. 77 FR 43108 - Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit

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    2012-07-23

    ...5-year period. Applicant: Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, Syracuse, NY; PRT- 79875A...Leontopithecus rosalia) to the Melbourne Zoo, Australia, for the purpose of enhancement...captive breeding. Applicant: Utah's Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, UT; PRT-79305A...

  10. Two-Way Radio in Schools (or, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Learner). An Evaluation of a High Frequency Short Wave, Two-Way Radio Trial.

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    Conboy, Ian

    The Country Education Project in Victoria, Australia, tested the use of two-way radios to bring educational resources to isolated children studying correspondence courses in small rural high schools and to increase interaction among rural schools. Eight rural Victoria schools and the Secondary Correspondence School in Melbourne used two-way…

  11. Connecting Younger Second-Language Learners and Older Bilinguals: Interconnectedness and Social Inclusion

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    Clyne, Michael; Cordella, Marisa; Schüpbach, Doris; Maher, Brigid

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on an inter-generational inter-cultural pilot project carried out in suburban Melbourne which supports the second-language acquisition of younger people and enhances the social inclusion of older people of migrant background. The article begins with an outline of the multilingual context in which the project is based. The…

  12. Spatial scaling laws do not structure strongyloid nematode communities in macropodid hosts

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    Poulin, Robert

    , Dunedin 9054, New Zealand b Veterinary Clinical Centre, University of Melbourne, Princes Highway, Werribee biological traits. Ó 2008 Australian Society for Parasitology Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights. 0020-7519/$34.00 Ó 2008 Australian Society for Parasitology Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights

  13. HHHYDROGENYDROGENYDROGEN FFFUELUELUEL CCCELLELLELL

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    , respirator, and scuba diver certifications. Marine Diving Unit: Hydrogen Powered Submarine Main Design Goals Paul: Junior OE, Background in General Ocean Engineering and Scuba Diving, Hometown: Ferrisburgh, VT and Environmental Systems 150 West University Blvd Melbourne, Florida 32901 M.D.U Marine Diving Unit Tel : 513

  14. The SNAP Platform: Social Networking for Academic Purposes

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    Kirkwood, Keith

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to introduce an enterprise-wide Web 2.0 learning support platform--SNAP, developed at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Design/methodology/approach: Pointing to the evolution of the social web, the paper discusses the potential for the development of e-learning platforms that employ constructivist, connectivist,…

  15. SlimeShark@gmail.com DMES--MFP--Slime Shark

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    SlimeShark@gmail.com DMES--MFP--Slime Shark 150 W University Blvd Melbourne, FL 32901 Kelley Pitts Mike Plasker Junior Ocean Engineering Jeff Pollard Sophomore Ocean Engineering Slime Shark Team ROV Design Team Florida Institute of Technology ROV Design Team Florida Institute of Technology Slim e Shark

  16. ACCE Position Paper on ICT in the Australian Curriculum

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    Australian Educational Computing, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The Melbourne Declaration recognises the place of ICT in education by it being both a general capability (GC) and a learning area conceptually placed under the umbrella of Technologies. This dual recognition acknowledges the shift to a knowledge-based society and the need for all students to acquire and apply a depth and breadth of ICT knowledge,…

  17. (Re)Configuring Masculinities in an Ethno-Centric Australian Community School: Complexity and Contradictions

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    Godinho, Sally; Garas, Dimitri

    2012-01-01

    This article draws on a case study of 15 boys aged between 13 and 14 years who attend an urban ethno-centric community school located in Melbourne, Australia. The study investigated how the boys' constructions of masculinity were mediated by a strong connectedness to their Greek cultural traditions and ideals. Data generated from focus group…

  18. Boys' Music? School Context and Middle-School Boys' Musical Choices

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    Bennetts, Kathleen Scott

    2013-01-01

    This article focusses primarily on the findings relating to the musical participation of boys in one Melbourne school. As part of a project that investigated boys' attitudes and participation at fifty-one schools, several contextual features were identified that set "Balton Boys" High School' apart from other participating…

  19. As Victoria's premier newspaper with its team of experienced journalists,

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    Peters, Richard

    or events, if it's popular culture the place to find it is Melbourne Life. World is a highly respected source on current affairs around the globe. World contributors are based over a large footprint and place their lives in danger to bring readers insight and fact on our global issues. Insight is the second News

  20. The Ethiopian Adolescent and the Effect of Cultural Difference on Immigrant Students' Learning

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    Bitew, Getnet; Ferguson, Peter

    2011-01-01

    This article investigates the effect of cultural difference on the secondary school induction and learning of Ethiopian-Australian immigrant students living in Melbourne, Australia. A qualitative methodology was employed using interviews as data-collection instruments. Secondary school students, their teachers, and parents acted as participants in…

  1. James A. Hendler, PhD Born April 2, 1957 hendler@cs.rpi.edu

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    Varela, Carlos

    . May, 1982 Psychology Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tx. MS -- Cognitive Psychology, Australian AI Institute, Melbourne, Australia (June-Aug,1991). Guest Researcher, Cognitive Neuroscience/2009 ­ pres. Cerebra Corp, Advisory Board, 9/2005-2006. #12;3 Data-Grid, Advisory Board, 3/2005-pres. Radar

  2. Modelling Personality for Character Agents in Simulated Fiction

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    Blair, Alan

    Modelling Personality for Character Agents in Simulated Fiction David Shaw, Nick Barnes and Alan Blair Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering University of Melbourne 3010, Australia.1 Interactive drama and games Stories have been popular since before the dawn of history, and still remain pop

  3. Proceedings of FIMI'03 Workshop on

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    Bystroff, Chris

    (included in registration) 14:00 Panel Session II (session chair: tba) "ARMOR: Association Rule Mining based the introduction of association rule mining in 1993 by Agrawal Imielinski and Swami [3], the frequent itemset, Melbourne, FL in conjunction with The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Editors Mohammed J

  4. Living in Two Worlds: Code-Switching amongst Bilingual Chinese-Australian Children

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    Zheng, Lin

    2009-01-01

    This paper is based on an analysis of interviews, conducted at three primary schools in Melbourne, which sought to explore the determinants of code-switching between English and Chinese. Specifically, it examined school education and other specific possible determinants of code switching amongst Chinese-Australian bilingual children. The specific…

  5. Young People and the Environment in Australia: Beliefs, Knowledge, Commitment and Educational Implications

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    Connell, Sharon; Fien, John; Sykes, Helen; Yencken, David

    2014-01-01

    There is a paucity of research in Australia on the nature of young people's attitudes, knowledge and actions. This paper reports on the findings from one such study of Australian high school students. The research was based on a survey of 5,688 students form Melbourne and Brisbane. These young people identified protection of the environment…

  6. Wilderness Adventure Therapy in Adolescent Psychiatry.

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    Crisp, Simon; O'Donnell, Matthew

    The Brief Intervention Program (BIP) is a mental health day program in Melbourne (Australia) for adolescents with severe mental health problems who are at risk for suicide. The 10-week program serves closed groups of 6-8 adolescents aged 13-18 years and has 3 phases: engagement and orientation (week 1), treatment (weeks 2-9), and integration (week…

  7. The Neuropsychology of Mental Illness

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    Kuperberg, Gina

    The Neuropsychology of Mental Illness Edited by Stephen J. Wood Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre The neuropsychology of mental illness / edited by Stephen J. Wood, Nicholas B. Allen, Christos Pantelis. p. ; cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-521-86289-9 (hardback) 1. Mental illness

  8. A strengthened formulation and cutting planes for the open pit mine production scheduling problem

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    Froyland, Gary

    , Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia d School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney by a significant margin. & 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction The design and scheduling constrained knapsack problem (PCKP); see e.g. [7,16]. Exploiting the special structure of these subproblems

  9. Math. Program., Ser. A (2012) 133:481511 DOI 10.1007/s10107-010-0438-7

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    Froyland, Gary

    2012-01-01

    as a subproblem in decomposition techniques for network design and related problems. We present a new approach instances arising in real applications, and applications in which PCKP appears as an embedded structure. N Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia G. Froyland School of Mathematics and Statistics

  10. Language and Language Education: Working Papers of The National Languages Institute of Australia, Volume 1, Number 1.

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    Language and Language Education: Working Papers of the National Languages Institute of Australia, 1991

    1991-01-01

    This volume on language issues within Australia contains five research papers: "Patterns of Inter-Cultural Communication in Melbourne Factories: Some Research in Progress" (Michael Clyne); "Developing Proficiency Scales for Communicative Assessment" (D. E. Ingram, Elaine Wylie); "Rapid Profile: A Second Language Screening Procedure" (Alison…

  11. WMO CAS XV 18-25 November Seoul Korea 2009 Posted 15 August 2009 For Comment Pre-CAS Public Web Consultation : Vision Paper (Agenda Item 8.5)

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    Brassington, Gary

    of the observing system use sub-optimal methods and under-sample the ocean variability leading to sizable errors-atmosphere systems as the next major improvement to weather prediction. In addition to the improvements, Melbourne, Australia 1. Introduction The ocean and atmosphere represent a coupled system across all time

  12. Earth and Planetary, Stence Letter~, 81 (1986/87) 67-78 67 Elsevier Science Publishers B V, Amsterdam -Printed in The Netherlands

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    Sandiford, Mike

    and Andrew J W Gleadow 1 i Department of Geology, Untver~lt) of Melbourne, Parkt,dle, Vt~ 3052 Id ustraha) 2 Antar~nc Research Centre, Vlctorta Unwerstt~, Welhngton (New Zealand) Received June 19, 1986, revised version accepted September 9, 1986 Apatlte fission track data combined with regional geological

  13. nature immunology VOLUME 16 NUMBER 1 JANUARY 2015 85 Invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells) have a semi-invariant

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    von Andrian, Ulrich H.

    Centre of Excellence for Advanced Molecular Imaging, University of Melbourne, Australia. 8Child Health sclerosis11,12 and systemic lupus erythema- tosus13, and exacerbation or prevention of these conditions­20% of total T cells15,16. Adipose tissue harbors a distinct collection of cells of the immune system not seen

  14. Epitope recognition of antibodies that define the sialomucin, endolyn (CD164),

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    ), and by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (JPL, PJS). The mass spectrometer was purchased Center, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3 Department of Biochemistry, The Glycobiology Institute of these hCD164 recombinant proteins are unable to bind to selectins in our assay system, but may interact

  15. Kolloquium am Donnerstag 17:15 Uhr, Hrsaal C im Biologikum, Staudtstrae 5, 91058 Erlangen

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    Gugat, Martin

    : Assembly and Function of the Type 3 secretion system" Prof. Dr. Y. Muller 6. Februar Prof. Dr. Günther of Infectious Deseases, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA "Advances in the diagnosis, University of Melbourne, Australia "Inhibition of host immune signaling pathways by effector proteins

  16. A Mitochondrial Protein Compendium Elucidates Complex I Disease Biology

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    Pagliarini, David J.

    , Australia 6Genetic Health Services Victoria, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne VIC 3052, Australia 7 Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA 2Department of Systems Biology, USA 4Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA 5Murdoch

  17. Exploiting velocity distribution skew to speed up moving object indexing Thi Nguyena,b,1,2

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    He, Zhen

    of Singapore, 117549, Singapore bNational University Health System, Singapore cDepartment of Computer Science Systems, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia eClayton School of Information Technology Hec , Rui Zhangd , Philip G. D. Warde aSaw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University

  18. "English" in the "Australian Curriculum: English"

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    Dixon, Robert

    2012-01-01

    This is the text of a paper given at the 2011 Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities on the theme, "Educating the Nation: The Humanities in the New Australian Curriculum", the 42nd Annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities at the University of Melbourne, 17 November 2011. It was presented in a session on "History,…

  19. Global Selves: Marginalised Young People and Aesthetic Reflexivity in Inhalant Drug Use

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    MacLean, Sarah

    2007-01-01

    Sociologists have observed that young people increasingly draw on global as well as local images in their constructions of individual selfhood. This article provides a narrative analysis of stories of inhalant use-induced hallucination, drawn from interviews conducted with young people in Melbourne, Australia. Young people's stories of the…

  20. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Australia is the size of continental

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    forest to observe public land policy. Management of the Great Barrier Reef and Frazier Island of the world's "best" beaches and the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling. We plan to travel through the outback Biannual Australian trip to Ayers Rock Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Kakadu, Brisbane, Great Barrier Reef

  1. 694 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 49, NO. 4, APRIL 2001 Blind Source Separation Using Second-Order

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    Using Second-Order Cyclostationary Statistics Karim Abed-Meraim, Yong Xiang, Jonathan H. Manton is with Bandspeed Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Australia. J. H. Manton is with the Department of Electrical Engineering of California, Riverside, CA 92502 USA. Publisher Item Identifier S 1053-587X(01)02243-7. · Our paper presents

  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 53, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2005 4429 Group Decorrelation Enhanced Subspace Method

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    Senjian An, Yingbo Hua, Fellow, IEEE, Jonathan H. Manton, Senior Member, IEEE, and Zheng Fang Abstract of Electrical Engineering, Uni- versity of California, Riverside, CA 92521 USA (e-mail: yhua@ee.ucr.edu, zfang@ee.ucr.edu). J. H. Manton was with Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne

  3. Proceedings of the V IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on

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    Aguiar, Pedro M. Q.

    speakers, Jonathan H. Manton from the University of Melbourne, Anuj Srivastava from the Florida State Moura from Carnegie Mellon University, Prof. Ali H. Sayed from the University of California, Prof. Babak Hassibi from the California Institute of Technology, Prof. Amos Lapidoth from the Swiss Federal Institute

  4. The Power of a Single Game to Address a Range of Important Ideas in Fraction Learning

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    Clarke, Doug; Roche, Anne

    2010-01-01

    As part of the Contemporary Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Project (CTLM), the mathematics education team at Australian Catholic University has the privilege of working with principals, teachers, students, and parents in schools in the Melbourne Archdiocese. A particular highlight is the opportunity to work alongside project teachers and…

  5. Understanding the Adoption of Electronic Banking in China Sherah Kurnia, Fei Peng, Yi Ruo Liu

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    Kurnia, Sherah

    Understanding the Adoption of Electronic Banking in China Sherah Kurnia, Fei Peng, Yi Ruo Liu The University Of Melbourne Sherahk@unimelb.edu.au Abstract Electronic banking (e-banking), facilitated by various Electronic Commerce (EC) technologies, has helped commercial banks to stay competitive through

  6. This is the author's version of a work that was submitted/accepted for pub-lication in the following source

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    Roe, Paul

    A RELATIONSHIP FOR CROSS-CULTURAL PARTICIPATORY INNOVATION MARGOT BRERETON, PAUL ROE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING-cultural participatory innovation. In Tunstall, Elizabeth & Clausen, Mads (Eds.) 2012 Participatory Innovation Conference;Participatory Innovation Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia www.swinburne.edu.au/design/PIN-C/ 1 EVOLVING

  7. "Working Your Words": Appraisal in the AFL Post-Match Interview

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    Caldwell, David

    2009-01-01

    This paper explores the language used by Australian Football League (AFL) footballers and Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) journalists in their post-match interviews broadcast on ABC (774 Melbourne) radio. From Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), Appraisal is used to investigate the evaluative language expressed by the AFL footballers in…

  8. Wind Response Control of Building with Variable Stiffness Tuned Mass Damper Using Empirical Mode Decomposition

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    Nagarajaiah, Satish

    ; Stiffness; Buildings, high-rise; Australia. Introduction The effectiveness of tuned mass dampers TMDs Den is a proposed 76-story concrete office tower in Melbourne, Australia. It is a slender building 306 m tallWind Response Control of Building with Variable Stiffness Tuned Mass Damper Using Empirical Mode

  9. Brief Report: The Factor Structure of Mood States in an Early Adolescent Sample

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    Duffy, Christopher J.; Cunningham, Everarda G.; Moore, Susan M.

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the structure of negative mood states among young adolescents. Students (N=216) aged 11-15 years from a secondary school in Melbourne, Australia, completed the Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scales (DASS) [Lovibond, S. H., & Lovibond, P. F. (1996). "Depression anxiety stress scales." Sydney: The Psychology…

  10. Is "Learning" Science Enough?--A Cultural Model of Religious Students of Science in an Australian Government School

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    Ferguson, Joseph Paul; Kameniar, Barbara

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the cognitive experiences of four religious students studying evolutionary biology in an inner city government secondary school in Melbourne, Australia. The participants in the study were identified using the Religious Background and Behaviours questionnaire (Connors, Tonigan, & Miller, 1996). Participants were…

  11. Ion implanted Si:P double dot with gate tunable interdot coupling V. C. Chan,a

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    McCamey, Dane

    of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia Received 30 March 2006; accepted 22 August 2006-dot system fabricated by phosphorus ion implantation. An aluminum single-electron transistor is capacitively which have a continuous density of states, applications have been dem- onstrated in single

  12. Zebra Crossing: Walking in Two Continents Sharing and Celebrating Difference through Music

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    Joseph, Dawn

    2011-01-01

    I use the metaphor "zebra crossing" in my reflective narrative to describe my plight and struggle as a non-white person growing up and working in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the apartheid era. This article considers and compares the notions of culture, diversity and identity as I now work in a tertiary institution in Melbourne, Australia. I…

  13. Perceived Stress, Perceived Social Support, and Wellbeing among Mothers of School-Aged Children with Cerebral Palsy

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    Skok, Anita; Harvey, David; Reddihough, Dinah

    2006-01-01

    Background: The study considers how severity of disability, perceived stress, and perceived social support impact on the well-being of a group of mothers caring for school-aged children with cerebral palsy. Method: Forty-three mothers attending clinics at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia were interviewed and completed the…

  14. Programme of Events Day 1: Thursday 16 April 2015

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    Oxford, University of

    : The California Gold Rush and its Transformations.' David Goodman (Melbourne), `Fundamental choices:30: Welcome ­ Stephen Tuffnell (Oxford) 15:30 - 17:30: Keynote Address James Belich (Oxford), `Gold rushes of Gold Rushes Chair: Miles Larmer (Oxford) Elliott West (Arkansas), `The Great Coincidence

  15. APPLICATION OF SENSOR SCHEDULING CONCEPTS TO RADAR

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    Nehorai, Arye

    Chapter 10 APPLICATION OF SENSOR SCHEDULING CONCEPTS TO RADAR William Moran University of Melbourne time illustrating the ideas on sensor schedul- ing in a specific context: that of a radar system. A typical pulse radar system operates by illuminating a scene with a short pulse of electromagnetic energy

  16. Anees Chagpar MD Associate Professor of

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    O'Hern, Corey S.

    and of the bone marrow. I work in a cancer center in Melbourne called the Peter MacCallum Cancer Center of bone marrow cancer. Tell us about the bone marrow itself, what it does and what kinds of cancers can arise from the bone marrow. Dickinson When I talk to patient's about the bone marrow, I describe

  17. Family Intervention Services Program Evaluation: A Brief Report on Initial Outcomes for Families.

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    Cann, Warren; Rogers, Helen; Matthews, Jan

    2003-01-01

    Reports on a preliminary evaluation of the Metropolitan Family Intervention Service at the Victorian Parenting Centre, Melbourne, Australia. It presents an analysis of pre-post data collected from 589 mothers who commenced and completed parenting programs between 1999 and early 2003. Significant improvements were noted in measures of parental…

  18. Making Visible the First Women in Astronomy in Australia: The Measurers and Computers Employed for the Astrographic Catalogue

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    Stevenson, T.

    In Australia a significant number of women were employed to measure and compute the position of stars for the Astrographic Catalogue at Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Observatories. New archival research has provided evidence that the first women employed in astronomy in Australia were engaged due to this project.

  19. An Embedded Professional Paired Placement Model: "I Know I Am Not an Expert, but I Am at a Point Now Where I Could Step into the Classroom and Be Responsible for the Learning"

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    Lang, Catherine; Neal, Deborah; Karvouni, Maria; Chandler, Debbie

    2015-01-01

    We present a sustainable and innovative model for pre-service teacher paired professional placements called the Teaching School model. The Teaching School model was piloted initially in partnership with a Metropolitan University and a P-12 College located in Melbourne's northern suburbs in 2013. It was expanded in 2014 to capitalise on an existing…

  20. Assessing the Mutuality of ECR Benefits, Costs and Risks Sherah Kurnia

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    Kurnia, Sherah

    , 1996). Despite the many benefits of ECR, adoption of ECR has been slow in many regions (Kurt SalmonAssessing the Mutuality of ECR Benefits, Costs and Risks Sherah Kurnia School of Business Systems Systems The University of Melbourne Parkville, Victoria 3052 Abstract The adoption of ECR has been slow

  1. SmartGardenWatering: Experiences of using a garden

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    Pearce, Jon

    SmartGardenWatering: Experiences of using a garden watering simulation Jon Pearce,Wally Smith - 2010 1 1 #12;About the project Researching garden watering practices: what we did findings discussion What are we doing now? Overview 2 2 #12;The `what': to save water in Melbourne domestic gardens

  2. The Gridbus Broker Manual Srikumar Venugopal

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    Melbourne, University of

    to submit a job to Globus, i.e., the user's certificate-id must be mapped to an account on the node. 1 #12) Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia The Gridbus Grid Broker is a software component which matches users' job requirements to the available

  3. PowerPoint Presentation

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    Providing cancer biospecimens to researchers in industry and academia 1A Thompson, 2L Devereux, 3P Mamers 4C Murone, 5A Partanen, and 5G Lindeman 1Victorian Cancer Biobank, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,

  4. A Defining Time for Physical Education Futures? Exploring the Legacy of Fritz Duras

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    Kirk, David

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores the legacy of Dr Fritz Duras in order to address the issue of whether the implementation of a new curriculum for health and physical education in Australia represents a defining time for the subject. Dr Duras was Director of the first physical education teacher education course at the University of Melbourne during an earlier…

  5. Nomenclatural realignment of Neotyphodium species with genus Epichloe

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    Nomenclatural rule changes in the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants made at the 18th International Botanical Congress in Melbourne, Australia in 2011 require that a single name is used for all fungi. Since the anamorphic stages of Epichloë species have been classified i...

  6. Cell Stem Cell Molecular Profiling of Human Mammary Gland

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    Liu, Xiaole Shirley

    Cell Stem Cell Resource Molecular Profiling of Human Mammary Gland Links Breast Cancer Risk to a p Centre, East Melbourne 3002, VIC, Australia 31Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA 32 differences in CD44+ progenitor cells, where the levels of many Cell Stem Cell 13, 117­130, July 3, 2013 ª2013

  7. Sharing Music and Culture through Singing in Australia

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    Joseph, Dawn

    2009-01-01

    This article discusses the notion of sharing music and culture as an effective platform to celebrate diversity in Melbourne, Australia. My research project "Celebrating Music Making and Finding Meaning" investigates and illustrates a context of diversity, one that promotes respect in a multicultural society sharing music and culture of a minority…

  8. Singing and Companionship in the Hawthorn University of the Third-Age Choir, Australia

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    Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane

    2015-01-01

    The international University of the Third Age (U3A) embodies the principles of lifelong learning and personal fulfilment amongst members. The research reported in this article focused on the Choir of the U3A Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia and the benefits perceived by members undertaking this active music engagement in non-competitive choral…

  9. Marina's Fish Shop: A Mathematically- and Technologically-Rich Lesson

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    Wander, Roger; Pierce, Robyn

    2009-01-01

    In early 2008 researchers from the University of Melbourne's "New Technologies for Teaching Mathematics" project created a lesson for the Year 10 students at their Victorian research schools. Two important goals of secondary school mathematics education are to build students' conceptual knowledge and to teach students to think mathematically.…

  10. Address Pronouns in French: Variation within and outside the Workplace

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    Warren, Jane

    2006-01-01

    This article examines speakers' perceptions of and attitudes towards address pronoun usage in Paris and Toulouse. The data on which this article is based come from a comparative project based at the University of Melbourne, "Address in some western European languages, and were generated in focus groups in both Paris and Toulouse, as well as…

  11. Fast Simulation of Cellular Networks with Dynamic Channel Assignment

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    Vázquez-Abad, Felisa J.

    Fast Simulation of Cellular Networks with Dynamic Channel Assignment Felisa J. V The University of Melbourne Lachlan L. H. Andrew and David Everitt ¡ ARC Special Research Centre for Ultra-Broadband 3010, Australia Email: ¢ l.andrew,d.everitt£ @ee.mu.oz.au Abstract Blocking probabilities in cellular

  12. Keeping Connected: The Design and Overview of the Research

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    Moss, Julianne

    2014-01-01

    The special issue "Keeping Connected: Identity, Social Connection and Education for Young People" opens with a paper that discusses the research design and overview of a three-year project by a Melbourne (Australia)-based multi-disciplinary team. Over 2007-2009, the Keeping Connected team of 10 researchers investigated the lives of…

  13. CP and MIP Methods for Ship Scheduling with Time-Varying Draft (1) ANU and NICTA

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    Thiébaux, Sylvie

    CP and MIP Methods for Ship Scheduling with Time-Varying Draft (1) ANU and NICTA Canberra Melbourne, Australia Abstract Existing ship scheduling approaches either ignore constraints on ship draft cargo to be scheduled for trans- port on the same set of ships. We present constraint programming (CP

  14. QUT Digital Repository: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/

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    Liang, Huizhi "Elly"

    Conference on Information Systems Shared Services: IS Literature 2-4 Dec 2009, Melbourne Miskon, Bandara of administrative systems, the technical impediments to sharing have come down dramatically. As this trend continues and report on the current status of shared services in the IS literature. The paper presents detailed review

  15. Professor's Page: Do Demonstration Lessons Work?

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    Clarke, Doug

    2011-01-01

    As part of a large research and professional development project funded by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM), called "Contemporary Teaching and Learning of Mathematics," the ACU team has been leading demonstration lessons. There is certainly not universal agreement on the worth of demonstration lessons in the mathematics education…

  16. Minimizing the chaos following the loss of article 59: suggestions for a necessary discussion

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    We believe that the decision at the 2011 Melbourne Botanical Congress to suppress the dual nomenclature for pleomorphic fungi was premature since the great majority of fungal genera still remain inadequately typified and need molecularly based revisions. We deplore the move from a clearly rule-deter...

  17. IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)

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    Ma, Chi

    and Health, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia À p marco.pasero@unipi.it 4 Geosciences, Museum Victoria, PO Box 666, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia À of proposal E-mail address of corresponding author Relationship to other minerals Crystal system, Space group

  18. Microbiology Published by the

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    McFadden, Geoff

    OF IN SILICO GENE FUNCTION PREDICTIONS VIA GENETIC MANIPULATION OF PARASITES Genomic analysis of P. falciparum, Melbourne, 3010, Victoria, Australia Keywords Apicoplast; drug target; genetic manipulation; knockout this disease. The most facile approach to analyse a gene's function is to remove it from the genome or inhibit

  19. Create a grid testbed portal using Presented by developerWorks, your source for great tutorials

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    and dynamic testbed portals without the need for any programming effort. The current version of Gridscape of the University of Melbourne. The collaboration was nominated as one of the finalists for the HPC Challenge event the latest release of the Java Development Kit (J2SE SDK) from Sun Microsystems (http://java.sun.com/) (http://java.sun

  20. Sharing Place, Learning Together: Perspectives and Reflections on an Educational Partnership Formation with a Remote Indigenous Community School

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    Godinho, Sally Caroline; Woolley, Marilyn; Webb, Jessie; Winkel, Kenneth Daniel

    2015-01-01

    Sustainable partnership formation in a remote Indigenous community involves social, cultural and political considerations. This article reports on the project, "Sharing Place, Learning Together: Supporting Sustainable Educational Partnerships to Advance Social Equity," funded by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute (MSEI) at the…