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1

Fast Stats: Quick Reference  

Cancer.gov

Fast Stats: Quick Reference Year Range Selection The year ranges available in Fast Stats vary based on the selection made in the Statistic Type menu The selected year range will determine which race/ethnicity options are available. Population estimates

2

EPA QUICK REFERENCE GUIDES  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA Quick Reference Guides are compilations of information on chemical and biological terrorist agents. The information is presented in consistent format and includes agent characteristics, release scenarios, health and safety data, real-time field detection, effect levels, samp...

3

Fast Stats: Quick Reference  

Cancer.gov

Fast Stats: Quick Reference Cancer Site Selection The available cancer sites are determined by the data type and the year range selected. When selecting a cancer site remember that: No mortality data is available for benign and in situ cancers The following

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Fast Stats: Quick Reference  

Cancer.gov

Fast Stats: Quick Reference Output Selection Most of the statistics presented in Fast Stats can be viewed as either a graph or a data table. The statistics presented for prevalence estimates and the risk of developing or dying from cancer are only available

5

Monitoring coral bleaching using a colour reference card  

Microsoft Academic Search

Assessment of the extent of coral bleaching has become an important part of studies that aim to understand the condition of coral reefs. In this study a reference card that uses differences in coral colour was developed as an inexpensive, rapid and non-invasive method for the assessment of bleaching. The card uses a 6 point brightness\\/saturation scale within four colour

U. E. Siebeck; N. J. Marshall; A. Klüter; Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

2006-01-01

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Atmospheric slant path analysis model (ASPAM) quick reference users handbook  

SciTech Connect

The handbook provides a quick reference guide for reading ASPAM point analysis products. It provides format and definitions for paragraph outputs and examples of output data for each paragraph included in point analysis products.

Bergmann, J.; Bird, C.; Tryon, H.

1996-02-01

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Comprehensive aerological reference data set (CARDS)  

SciTech Connect

The possibility of anthropogenic climate change has reached the attention of Government officials and researchers. However, one cannot study climate change without climate data. The CARDS project will produce high-quality upper-air data for the research community and for policy-makers. The authors intend to produce a dataset which is: easy to use, as complete as possible, as free of random errors as possible. They will also attempt to identify biases and remove them whenever possible. In this report, they relate progress toward their goal. They created a robust new format for archiving upper-air data, and designed a relational database structure to hold them. The authors have converted 13 datasets to the new format and have archived over 10,000,000 individual soundings from 10 separate data sources. They produce and archive a metadata summary of each sounding they load. They have researched station histories, and have built a preliminary upper-air station history database. They have converted station-sorted data from their primary database into synoptic-sorted data in a parallel database. They have tested and will soon implement an advanced quality-control procedure, capable of detecting and often repairing errors in geopotential height, temperature, humidity, and wind. This unique quality-control method uses simultaneous vertical, horizontal, and temporal checks of several meteorological variables. It can detect errors other methods cannot.

Eskridge, R.E.; Polansky, A.C.; Alduchov, O.A. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Asheville, NC (United States). National Climatic Data Center] [and others

1997-11-01

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Front line manager's quick reference guide for organizational impact analysis.  

PubMed

In reference to the original research questions, there is organizational documented support for the QRG. FLMs perceived the QRG to have both effectiveness and utility. Both less experienced FLMs and more experienced FLMs found the QRG to be helpful, as indicated by intended use, with more experienced FLMs indicating a higher intended use. The ATO Office Safety Programs Fatigue Risk Management Group has requested an expansion of the QRG, including fatigue-related issues. Overall, the QRG has proven to be a useful and convenient document for all FLMs. As it becomes a recognizable and essential resource in both the training and management tool box, the use of the QRG will likely grow. PMID:24024315

McCauley, Darendia

2013-09-01

9

Guide to Preparing SAND Reports and other communication products : quick reference guide.  

SciTech Connect

This Quick Reference Guide supplements the more complete Guide to Preparing SAND Reports and Other Communication Products. It provides limited guidance on how to prepare SAND Reports at Sandia National Laboratories. Users are directed to the in-depth guide for explanations of processes.

Not Available

2009-10-01

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Guide to preparing SAND reports and other communication products : quick reference guide.  

SciTech Connect

This 'Quick Reference Guide' supplements the more complete 'Guide to Preparing SAND Reports and Other Communication Products'. It provides limited guidance on how to prepare SAND Reports at Sandia National Laboratories. Users are directed to the in-depth guide for explanations of processes.

Not Available

2007-03-01

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A Comprehensive Aerological Reference Data Set (CARDS): Rough and Systematic Errors.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The possibility of anthropogenic climate change and the possible problems associated with it are of great interest. However, one cannot study climate change without climate data. The Comprehensive Aerological Reference Data Set (CARDS) project will produce high-quality, daily upper-air data for the research community and for policy makers. CARDS intends to produce a dataset consisting of radiosonde and pibal data that is easy to use, as complete as possible, and as free of errors as possible. An attempt will be made to identify and correct biases in upper-air data whenever possible. This paper presents the progress made to date in achieving this goal.An advanced quality control procedure has been tested and implemented. It is capable of detecting and often correcting errors in geopotential height, temperature, humidity, and wind. This unique quality control method uses simultaneous vertical and horizontal cheeks of several meteorological variables. It can detect errors that other methods cannot.Research is being supported in the statistical detection of sudden changes in time series data. The resulting statistical technique has detected a known humidity bias in the U.S. data. The methods should detect unknown changes in instrumentation, station location, and data-reduction techniques. Software has been developed that corrects radiosonde temperatures, using a physical model of the temperature sensor and its changing environment. An algorithm for determining cloud cover for this physical model has been developed. A numerical check for station elevation based on the hydrostatic equations has been developed, which has identified documented and undocumented station moves. Considerable progress has been made toward the development of algorithms to eliminate a known bias in the U.S. humidity data.

Eskridge, Robert E.; Alduchov, Oleg A.; Chernykh, Irina V.; Panmao, Zhai; Polansky, Arthur C.; Doty, Stephen R.

1995-10-01

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Critical evaluation of the Vitek GNS F6 card results compared to standardized, reference susceptibility test methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

A large number of Enterobacteriaceae (291 unselected and 30 clinical challenge isolates) were used to evaluate the accuracy of the Vitek GNS-F6 susceptibility testing card for 10 antimicrobial agents (ampicillin, ampicillin\\/sulbactam, aztreonam, ciprofloxacin, imipenem, mezlocillin, ofloxacin, piperacillin, ticarcillin, and ticarcillin\\/clavulanate). Results were compared to reference broth microdilution and disk diffusion methods. Highest interpretive error on initial processing were observed with

Ronald N. Jones; Steven A. Marshall; Loukia Zerva

1997-01-01

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Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR). Version 3.5, Quick Reference Guide  

SciTech Connect

This Reference Guide contains instructions on how to install and use Version 3.5 of the NRC-sponsored Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR). The NUCLARR data management system is contained in compressed files on the floppy diskettes that accompany this Reference Guide. NUCLARR is comprised of hardware component failure data (HCFD) and human error probability (HEP) data, both of which are available via a user-friendly, menu driven retrieval system. The data may be saved to a file in a format compatible with IRRAS 3.0 and commercially available statistical packages, or used to formulate log-plots and reports of data retrieval and aggregation findings.

Gilbert, B.G.; Richards, R.E.; Reece, W.J.; Gertman, D.I.

1992-10-01

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The Quick-Reference Handbook for School Leaders: A Practical Guide for Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This ready-reference school management tool is a practical guide that provides an answer to the questions "Where do I start?" and "Where do I look for direction?" Written in an easy-to-read, bulleted format, the handbook is an excellent resource for all principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school administrators. With words of wisdom…

Corwin Press, 2005

2005-01-01

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Foodservice sourcebook: A quick-reference guide to industry information and sources  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this project was the development of a comprehensive, easily-updated sourcebook of information and references related to the foodservice industry for use by electric utility customer service staffs. The Foodservice Sourcebook'' consists of the following directories: (1)Foodservice Industry Leaders --- Leading Foodservice Operators (Fast Food; Full Service; Lodging; Diversified Restaurant, Cafeteria and Retail Chains, Transportation and Recreation Foodservice Operators; Contract Management Firms; Franchises; Parent and Subsidiary Company Finders; Institutional, Military, School, and Healthcare Foodservice Organizations; Independent Restaurant Operators), and Foodservice Trade and Restaurant Associations; (2) Equipment Manufacturer Directories --- Broilers; Fryers; Griddles; Hot Water Heaters; Ovens; Ranges; Refrigerators and Freezers; Steamers and Skillets; Ventilation and Exhaust Equipment; Warewashers; Leading Major Equipment Distributors; (3) Electric Utilities --- National Electric Customer Assistance Network; Electric Utility Foodservice Activities (Commercial Cooking, Test/Demonstration Kitchen, Equipment Efficiency Improvement, Lighting, Hot Water, Space Conditioning, and Refrigeration electric utility programs); (4) Foodservice Market Trends --- Excerpts from Restaurant Business: Restaurant Growth Index,'' September, 1989; (5) Foodservice Design/Operation Guide --- Excerpts from National Restaurant Association Facilities Operations Manual; and (6) Reference Bibliography --- Electric Power Research Institute, National Restaurant Association, and industry publications.

Not Available

1990-02-01

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CARDS - comprehensive aerological reference data set. Station history, Version 2.1  

SciTech Connect

The possibility of anthropogenic climate change has reached the attention of Government officials and researchers. However, one cannot study climate change without climate data. The CARDS project will produce high-quality upper-air data for the research community and for policy-makers. The authors intend to produce a dataset which is: easy to use, as complete as possible, as free of random errors as possible. They will also attempt to identify biases and remove them whenever possible. In this report, they relate progress toward their goal. They created a robust new format for archiving upper-air data, and designed a relational database structure to hold them. The authors have converted 13 datasets to the new format and have archived over 10,000,000 individual soundings from 10 separate data sources. They produce and archive a metadata summary of each sounding they load. They have researched station histories, and have built a preliminary upper-air station history database. They have converted station-sorted data from their primary database into synoptic-sorted data in a parallel database. They have tested and will soon implement an advanced quality-control procedure, capable of detecting and often repairing errors in geopotential height, temperature, humidity, and wind. This unique quality-control method uses simultaneous vertical, horizontal, and temporal checks of several meteorological variables. It can detect errors other methods cannot. This report contains the station histories for the CARDS data set.

NONE

1994-03-01

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Fast Stats: Quick Reference  

Cancer.gov

The sex selection is based on the cancer site that you have selected. Certain cancer sites are sex-specific, for example, statistics for Cervix Uteri cancer are only available for females. When Cervix Uteri is selected as the cancer site, female is the only option available in this menu.

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Inventor Baseball Cards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will use reference materials to make a baseball card of an inventor and their invention. Students will use reference materials to make a baseball card of an inventor and their invention. Students can look up various inventions and the inventor at 20th century timeline or Inventors or newsweek inventions. Students can, also, use serendipitous inventions that we discovered unintentionally Serendipity. Students will need to give biographical data ...

Mckinnon

2009-06-11

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Smart Cards and PC Cards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document introduces both smart cards and PC cards and covers some of their relevant applications to information security. This includes their use in access control, as portable secure storage for cryptographic keys and for computing cryptographic fun...

M. Henderson

1999-01-01

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Playing the Smart Card.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Enhanced magnetic strip cards and "smart cards" offer varied service options to college students. Enhanced magnetic strip cards serve as cash cards and provide access to services. Smart cards, which resemble credit cards but contain a microchip, can be used as phone cards, bus passes, library cards, admission tickets, point-of-sale debit cards;…

Zuzack, Christine A.

1997-01-01

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Depresseion in Primary Care. Volume 1. Detection and Diagnosis. Clinical Practice Guideline No. 5; Depression in Primary Care: Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians No. 5; Depression Is a Treatable Illness. A Patient's Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This guide includes a Clinical Practice Guideline (in two volumes), Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians, and a Consumer Version. The publications provide in various formats the findings and recommendations of a multidisciplinary panel of experts on the d...

1993-01-01

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CDS Web Quick Reference Guide  

Cancer.gov

Additional Information .............................................................................................................. 1 Getting Started 3 Logging On................................................................................................................................ 3 Common CDS Features ............................................................................................................ . 5 Formatting ................................................................................................................... 5 Icons ............................................................................................................................ 5 Buttons ........................................................................................................................ 5 Navigation ................................................................................................................... 6 Error or Warning Messages......................................................................................... 6 The Collections Screen .............................................................................................................. 7 Adding a New Collection Record .............................................................................................. 8 The CDS Menu .......................................................................................................................... 9 Patient Data 11 Patient Data Entry Screens ..................................................................................................... . 1 1 Patient Demographics................................................................................................ 11 Accessing the Patient Data Entry Screens.

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Understanding Credit Card Liquidity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the growth of credit card liquidity in explaining household credit card use. With data from the 2004 Survey of Consumer Finances we identify key predictors of new credit card charges for households. The data suggest credit card spending appears motivated by low-cost access to credit card liquidity. This is consistent with previous research arguing credit card use

Ryan R. Brady

2008-01-01

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CardWeb  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Ram Research Group's CardWeb Inc. strives to provide comparative information on a variety of US payment cards for consumers and competitive card industry information for executives. On-site tools for consumers include monthly surveys of credit card deals (CardTrak), a national database of bank credit card issuers (CardLocator), and a guide to payment card types and terms (CardLearn), among others. Executives in the payment industry may benefit from a daily news service of business payment card happenings (CardFlash), financial data on the card industry and its players (CardData), and links to current payment card-advertising campaigns (CardWatch) for comparison and analysis.

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Personal medical information system using laser card  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The well-known hospital information system (HIS) and the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) are typical applications of multimedia to medical area. This paper proposes a personal medical information save-and-carry system using a laser card. This laser card is very useful, especially in emergency situations, because the medical information in the laser card can be read at anytime and anywhere if there exists a laser card reader/writer. The contents of the laser card include the clinical histories of a patient such as clinical chart, exam result, diagnostic reports, images, and so on. The purpose of this system is not a primary diagnosis, but emergency reference of clinical history of the patient. This personal medical information system consists of a personal computer integrated with laser card reader/writer, color frame grabber, color CCD camera and a high resolution image scanner optionally. Window-based graphical user interface was designed for easy use. The laser card has relatively sufficient capacity to store the personal medical information, and has fast access speed to restore and load the data with a portable size as compact as a credit card. Database items of laser card provide the doctors with medical data such as laser card information, patient information, clinical information, and diagnostic result information.

Cho, Seong H.; Kim, Keun H.; Choi, Hyung-Sik; Park, Hyun W.

1996-04-01

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CliffsQuickReview Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for a physics exam, or a concise reference for physics, CliffsQuickReview Physics can help. This guide provides a valuable introduction to the concepts of

Linda Huetinck; D. Ph; Scott Adams

2001-01-01

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Quick Connect Fastener.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A quick connect fastener and method of use is presented wherein the quick connect fastener is suitable for replacing available bolts and screws, the quick connect fastener being capable of installation by simply pushing a threaded portion of the connector...

B. Weddendorf

1994-01-01

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Smart card technology  

SciTech Connect

This report describes smart card techonology and applications, including the use of smart cards as smart badges. The paper illustrates that smart cards are designed with security features, which makes them suitable for security applications. But smart cards also provide multiple functions, so they can support additional applications. The goal of this paper is to inform about the technology, and to inspire thought about possible applications that would benefit if a smart badge were implemented.

Nelson, R.A.

1992-09-01

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Inspiration card workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we start from the position that sources of inspiration play an important role in the design process albeit in a frequently intangible way. We present the Inspiration Card Workshop as a collaborative method for combining findings from domain studies, represented in Domain Cards, with sources of inspiration from applications of technology, represented in Technology Cards, to create

Kim Halskov; Peter Dalsgård

2006-01-01

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Anonymous Internet Credit Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

In credit based payment systems, con dential data such as PIN and credit card number embedded in an electronic credit card must be protected. The authenticity of an electronic credit card in a payment process is normally achieved through an on-line trusted server such as a nancial institution that runs the payment system. This paper considers some novel secure electronic

Yi Mu; Vijay Varadharajan

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Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children. Clinical Practice Guideline Number 12; Managing Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children. Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians Number 12; Middle Ear Fluid in Young Children: Consumer Version. Clinical Practice Guideline Number 12; A Parent Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This guide includes a Clinical Practice Guideline, Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians, and a Consumer Version. The publications provide in various formats the findings and recommendations of a multidisciplinary panel of experts on the diagnosis and mana...

1994-01-01

32

The Trade Card Place  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Author and collector Ben Crane maintains The Trade Card Place for "all who are interested in Victorian Trade Cards used to advertise American goods and services during the late 1800s." Although the site is geared toward collectors, hosting dealer, collector, and organization directories for the potential Victorian Trade Card buyer, advertising students may also be interested, as Crane includes articles on trade card history and, in his Victorian Scrapbook archive, has posted thumbnail images of cards on subjects ranging from beverages and clothing to toys and tobacco.

1996-01-01

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Are Smart Cards the Smart Way to Go? Examining Their Adoption by U.S. Transit Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Smart card technologies offer public transit agencies unprecedented opportunity to price services flexibly by time, distance, and mode and in conjunction with neighboring transit operators. They also can simplify boarding, streamline accounting, and provide better passenger data. Some transit systems have moved quickly to adopt smart card fare media, others are moving more cautiously, and still others eschew smart cards—at

Hiroyuki Iseki; Allison C Yoh; Brian D Taylor

2007-01-01

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Generic POLCA—A production and materials flow control mechanism for quick response manufacturing  

Microsoft Academic Search

A production and materials flow control mechanism for quick response manufacturing (QRM) is proposed. This is called generic paired-cell overlapping loops of cards with authorization (GPOLCA). It is an adaptation of the POLCA mechanism developed as part of the QRM strategy. GPOLCA implements an input–output control order release strategy based on an inventory of production authorization cards instead of materials.

Nuno Octávio Fernandes; Sílvio do Carmo-Silva

2006-01-01

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NASA Master Directory Quick Reference Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The NASA Master Directory (MD) is a free, online, multidisciplinary directory of space and Earth science data sets (NASA and non-NASA data) that are of potential interest to the NASA-sponsored research community. The MD contains high-level descriptions of...

1991-01-01

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Commander's Quick Reference Manual for Legal Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This manual provides guidance to commanders on the following topics: ethics, correspondence issues, freedom of expression and grievance procedures, personnel issues, sexual harassment, fraternization, hazing, family relationship issues, interactions with ...

2001-01-01

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Commander's Quick Reference Manual For Legal Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

DEGLAMORIZATION: Alcohol abuse is inconsistent with Navy initiatives to promote personal excellence among members. Alcohol abuse should not be promoted by the chain of command. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF CO: Alcohol abuse information should be provided b...

1998-01-01

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Commander's Quick Reference Manual for Legal Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

DEGLAMORIZATION: Alcohol abuse is inconsistent with Navy initiatives to promote personal excellence among members. Alcohol abuse should not be promoted by the chain of command. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF CO: * Alcohol abuse information should be provided...

1998-01-01

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Printed circuit card hybrid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A hybrid connector is presented whereby both electrical and fiber optic cables are connected to a printed circuit card. The connector consists of a female half which contains a plurality of fiber optic contact inserts molded into the connector, and also female electrical connections. The male half of the connector is an integral part of a printed circuit card constructed to contain male fiber optical contact inserts in addition to the standard plated electrical male type contact points. Both halves of the connector may be fitted with removable and interchangeable fiber optic contacts, radio frequency contacts, and/or power pins in addition to the standard printed circuit card contacts for wire wrap or solder connections. The printed circuit card hybrid fiber optic connector presented here provides normal card installation and removal of fiber optic interconnects from standard card cages or other boards without threading or other special engaging mechanisms.

Flores, Arnold

1986-07-01

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Pirate Card Rejection  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Renewable security cards provide the primary security protection in conditional access (CA) systems. Since the legitimate\\u000a cards are intended to be inexpensive to produce, easy to distribute, and user-installable via externally accessible slots,\\u000a sales of counterfeit cards may offer the pirate a profitable business. However, since the legitimate infrastructure is likely\\u000a to be backed by a significant operating budget, it

David M. Goldschlag; David W. Kravitz

1998-01-01

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Petersburg Public Library Card Catalog Collection Index  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Library of Virginia (LVA) (last discussed in the June 18, 1999 Scout Report) has added a digitized card index to newspapers held by the Library (predominantly from Petersburg), covering the years 1797 to 1877. One of the most complete local newspaper indexes in Virginia, the index is comprised of 43,810 typed 3 x 5 cards which cover local events, including the period of reconstruction following the Civil War, in great detail. The subjects of the articles indexed on the cards are listed alphabetically on one long page. Each entry card contains the following information: Main index entry: the subject of the newspaper article indexed; Subheading: additional information about the article; and Reference line: date, city, name of newspaper, page, and column number. A listing of newspapers covered by the index and their respective date ranges and microfilm numbers at the LVA is also available.

1999-01-01

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Quick stop device  

Microsoft Academic Search

A quick stop device for abruptly interrupting the cutting of a workpiece by a cutter is disclosed. The quick stop device employs an outer housing connected to an inner workpiece holder by at least one shear pin. The outer housing includes an appropriate shank designed to be received in the spindle of a machine, such as a machine tool. A

Roger L. Hipwell; Andrew J. Hazelton

1996-01-01

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Monumental Court Cards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Card playing is a popular pastime in many cultures, including games like bridge, gin rummy, and 52-pickup. In this article, the author describes an art project inspired by the unique designs on the face cards and the intricate art of the overall design. (Contains 1 online resource.)|

Long, Caroline

2010-01-01

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Printed circuit card hybrid  

Microsoft Academic Search

A hybrid connector is presented whereby both electrical and fiber optic cables are connected to a printed circuit card. The connector consists of a female half which contains a plurality of fiber optic contact inserts molded into the connector, and also female electrical connections. The male half of the connector is an integral part of a printed circuit card constructed

Arnold Flores

1986-01-01

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[Personal laboratory data management system using optical card].  

PubMed

This paper describes the development and state of the medical optical card system. Recently, computerized medical information systems have been developed in many hospitals and they allow quick access and automatic processing of the patient's data in medical practice and research. However, the use of the information stored by such a system has been limited to each hospital while it is not rare for a patient to change hospitals. It is desirable to develop a personal medical data management system which allows the patient to carry his own medical records for a long period of time, and hospitals to share the information about the patient. The optical card is a transportable information medium with a large capacity. Since data are recorded optically with a laser beam, the card is tolerant to environmental factors such as static electricity, magnetism and impact which injure other transportable media such as IC card, magnetic stripe card and floppy disk. Therefore, the optical card suits our purpose. We developed a prototype of the medical optical card system. In our system, the card can contain character data, numerical data, two-valued image data and electrocardiographical data. In order to share laboratory data among different database systems, we defined a data descriptive language which enables complete and compact data description without any external code tables. The recorded patient data are presented in the original multi-window system, which allows the doctor to see any combination of any part of the patient's information simultaneously. PMID:2082032

Matsuto, T; Shiina, S

1990-12-01

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Report Cards and Nursing Homes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: We first describe which states have pro- duced nursing home report cards; second, we compare what information is provided in these report cards; third, we identify data sources used to produce the report cards; and, finally, we examine seven factors previously shown to be associated with the usefulness of report-card information and provide several examples from current reporting efforts

Nicholas G. Castle; Timothy J. Lowe

2005-01-01

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Report Cards and Nursing Homes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: We first describe which states have produced nursing home report cards; second, we compare what information is provided in these report cards; third, we identify data sources used to produce the report cards; and, finally, we examine seven factors previously shown to be associated with the usefulness of report-card information and…

Castle, Nicholas G.; Lowe, Timothy J.

2005-01-01

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The Activity Card Sort: A Factor Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Factor analysis of the Activity Card Sort results for 53 Israeli college students and 131 older adults indicated that students were involved primarily in leisure, the elders in independent daily living activities. Five student activity categories were distinct; four elders' categories overlapped substantially. (Contains 19 references.) (SK)

Sachs, Dalia; Josman, Naomi

2003-01-01

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The Activity Card Sort: A Factor Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Factor analysis of the Activity Card Sort results for 53 Israeli college students and 131 older adults indicated that students were involved primarily in leisure, the elders in independent daily living activities. Five student activity categories were distinct; four elders' categories overlapped substantially. (Contains 19 references.) (SK)|

Sachs, Dalia; Josman, Naomi

2003-01-01

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Diabetes Report Card  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

... the lower right-hand corner of the player. Diabetes Report Card HealthDay April 25, 2013 Related MedlinePlus Pages Blood Sugar Cholesterol Diabetes Transcript Managing diabetes is a daily challenge. Now, ...

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Card Sort Challenge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson explores the relationship between motor response time and cognitive load, using a simple deck of playing cards. It offers opportunity to explore data analysis and critique experimental design.

Dr. Janet M Dubinsky (University of Minnesota Neuroscience)

2011-04-23

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Comparing Fractions War Card Game  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this math activity, learners practice comparing fractions. Learners use special cards (included in PDF) to play a card game similar to "War." Players each flip over a card and compare them to see who has the greater fraction. The person with the greater fraction collects that card pair. The object of the game is to collect the most card pairs by the end of the game.

Lessonplans, Utah

2012-10-22

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Credit Card Analysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this example, students are asked to obtain a credit card disclosure statement, identify the various interest rates and payment rules, and keep track of a revolving monthly balance under several payment scenarios. While modeling several months to a year of credit card statements is easily accomplished with pencil, paper, and a basic calculator, this example is also well-suited for analysis with a spreadsheet.

Boersma, Stuart

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Quick Screen Share  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Quick Screen Share is pretty much the easiest way to share a screen, and it doesn't require registration or installation. The program allows visitors to also remotely control the mouse and keyboard, and it is a great way to share information on a range of projects. This version is compatible with all operating systems, including Linux.

2011-01-01

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Quick Guide to Climate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This "Quick Guide to Climate" is a brief, student-friendly overview of Chapters 1 through 3. The overview is suitable either for introducing climate change to your students or for reviewing key concepts at the end of a unit. You can also use the overview

Constible, Juanita; Sandro, Luke; Lee Jr., Richard E.

2008-10-01

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Breastfeeding Report Card - United States, 2012  

MedlinePLUS

... Methods Breastfeeding Report Card 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card 2012 Breastfeeding Report Card 2011 Breastfeeding Report Card 2010 ... Practices Survey Questionnaires Results Scoring Algorithm HealthStyles Survey 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 ...

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Quick stop device  

DOEpatents

A quick stop device for abruptly interrupting the cutting of a workpiece by a cutter is disclosed. The quick stop device employs an outer housing connected to an inner workpiece holder by at least one shear pin. The outer housing includes an appropriate shank designed to be received in the spindle of a machine, such as a machine tool. A cutter, such as a drill bit, is mounted in a stationary position and the workpiece, mounted to the workpiece holder, is rotated during engagement with the cutter. A trigger system includes at least one spring loaded punch disposed for movement into engagement with the workpiece holder to abruptly stop rotation of the workpiece holder. This action shears the shear pin and permits continued rotation of the spindle and outer housing without substantially disturbing the chip root formed during cutting.

Hipwell, Roger L. (35 Hounds Ditch La., Duxbury, MA 02332); Hazelton, Andrew J. (3877 Army St., San Francisco, CA 94131)

1996-01-01

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8.F Baseball Cards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: A student has had a collection of baseball cards for several years. Suppose that $B$, the number of cards in the collection, can be described as a func...

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Store Security. Credit Card Fraud.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual, intended for use by adults and not in the high school classroom situation, presents material directed toward assisting in the reduction of credit card crime. This teaching guide is organized in three sections which deal with the nature of and major reasons for credit card fraud, the types of hot card runners, and methods of reducing…

Brockway, Jerry

60

Card Access Know-How.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides tips for expanding a school's card access system and making it more productive for all concerned. Tips include the use of electronic locks for better security; the need for state-of-the-art card reader system to save money in the long run; selecting vendors to one that manufactures, installs, and supports the card system; and having…

College Planning & Management, 2000

2000-01-01

61

Blue Cards, Blue Prospects?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, the European Commission has proposed to introduce a new mi- gration policy instrument - Blue Cards - to attract highly skilled workers from abroad by lifting labour market restrictions, offering financial and housing ben- efits. The excludability character of human capital suggests that what is benefi- cial for receiving countries might be harmful for sending countries. This article investigates

dArtis Kancs; Pavel Ciaian

2007-01-01

62

It's in the Cards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines how the use of electronic access-control system enables college and universities to provide a safer environment for students and staff. The advantages of no-key doors, adapting entry card systems for multiple uses, and successfully retaining lock and key systems when facilities do not lend themselves to electronic security are discussed.…

Kennedy, Mike

2000-01-01

63

Smart card multiple function badge  

SciTech Connect

Smart cards are credit card-sized computers with integrated data storage, an operating system to manage the data, and built-in security features that protect the data. They are used to distribute information to remote sites, providing the same or greater reliability, data integrity, and information security than a network system. However, smart cards may provide greater functionality at a lower cost than network systems. The US Department of Energy Hanford Site is developing the smart card to be used as a multiple function identification badge that will service various data management requirements on the Site. This paper discusses smart card technology and the proposed Hanford Site applications.

Nelson, R.A.

1993-06-01

64

JHAV' - Quick Sort  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Visualization for Quick Sort. Includes dynamically highlighted pseudo code. Users can select random data, or give their own data. As the presentation progresses, the sub-array processing is shown as branches of a virtual tree. The AV is set up as a series of 'slides' in one pane, and pseudocode in the adjacent pane. As the user steps through the 'slides', the associated pseudocode is highlighted. Occasional questions pop up for the user to answer. This is an exceptionally clear presentation of Quick Sort. The presentation mechanism for showing the subarray processing is effective. The AV is supported by an HTML page that shows complete pseudocode and gives some guidance on using the AV, though the guide questions are not so extensive as for some other JHAV' topics. There are probably too many 'states' being displayed, since each line of pseudocode gets its own slide. This can be a bit tedious. Some pruning of some of the states might help, but this is probably difficult since the slide show gets generated from the data input. Recommended as lecture aide, standalone, self-study suppliment to tutorial or lecture.

Mcnally, Myles

65

Port Card Moduel  

SciTech Connect

The Port Card will be one link in the data acquisition system for the D0 Silicon Vertex Detector. This system consists of the following parts, starting at the detector: Silicon strip detectors are mounted in a spaceframe and wire-bonded to custom bare-die integrated circuits (SVX-II chips) that digitize the charge collected by the strips. The 128-channel chips are mounted on a High-Density Interconnect (HDI) that consists of a small flex circuit that routes control signals and eight data bits for each of three to ten chips onto a common data bus. A cable then routes this bus approximately thirty feet out from the detector to the Port Card. The Port Card houses a commercial chipset that serializes the data in real time and converts the signal into laser light impulses that are then transmitted through a multi-mode optical fiber about 150 feet to a Silicon Acquisition & Readout board (SAR). Here, the data is transformed back to parallel electrical signals that are stored in one of several banks of FIFO memories. The FIFOs place their data onto the VME backplane to a VME Buffer Driver (VBD) which stores the event data in buffers for eventual readout over a thirty-two signal ribbon cable to the Level Two Computers and subsequent tape storage. Control and sequencing of the whole operation starts with the Silicon Acquisition/Readout Controller (SARC) working in tandem with the D0 Clock System. The SARC resides in the same VME crate as the SARs, and transforms signals from the Trigger System into control codes distributed to the various Port Cards via optical fibers operating at 53 Mb/s. It is through these control codes that data taking operations such as data-acquisition, digitization, readout, and various resets can be carried out. The Port Card receives the control codes and manipulates the SVX-II chips in the proper way to effect proper data taking. There will be a total of about 700,000 channels, which translates into about 5580 SVX-II chips, 66 to 100 Port Cards, 66 to 100 SARs, and four to eight SARCs.

Utes, M.; /Fermilab

1994-05-02

66

Global Warming Wheel Card  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students construct a Global Warming Wheel Card, a hand-held tool that they can use to estimate their household's emissions of carbon dioxide and learn how they can reduce them. One side of the wheel illustrates how much carbon dioxide a household contributes to the atmosphere per year through activities such as driving a car, using energy in the home, and disposing of waste. The other side shows how changes in behavior can reduce personal emissions.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

67

FERMI Race Card Game (formerly the GLAST Race Card Game)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This card game is based on the Fermi mission. Players compete to be the first to build the Fermi satellite and use it to observe five astronomical targets. Eighty-six custom-designed cards contain information on the various Fermi components, science and education teams, and astronomical objects. In Stage I, the players build their satellite by collecting component and "experience points" cards, and in Stage II they collect astronomical target cards. There are also offensive cards used to slow an opponent's progress and defensive cards to counter the "attacks." The game teaches players about the components of a satellite, the roles of individuals working on a satellite mission (including educators), and the obstacles that can occur in their construction.

2009-01-01

68

Solar System Trading Cards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The students will collect solar system trading cards by playing an interactive card game. They will identify the sun, planets, comets, and asteroids by answering questions about them. By playing the game, students will gain knowledge about the solar system and they will view pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and other NASA missions. Students will view an image accompanied by a question with three responses. By using the computer mouse, they will chose an answer. When the response is correct, additional information about the image is provided. If an incorrect answer is chosen, students are provided with additional information before they chose a new response. A glossary of terms can be found. At the end of the game, students are assessed with a list of correctly identified solar system objects. This site includes an overview, teacher lesson plans, links to the National Science Education Standards, science background for the teacher, downloadable cards, and links to other sites. The lesson plan includes the goal/purpose, desired outcomes, prerequisites, new vocabulary, general misconceptions, preparation time, execution time, needed materials, engagement activities, step-by-step instructions, evaluation/assessment, and follow-up activities. Suggestions are given for one computer classrooms, those without computers, and home schoolers.

Storr, Alex; Space, Amazing; Mccue, Betty; Flowers, Connie; Institute, Space T.

2007-12-12

69

Jefferson Lab's Trim Card II  

SciTech Connect

Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) uses Trim Card I power supplies to drive approximately 1900 correction magnets. These trim cards have had a long and illustrious service record. However, some of the employed technology is now obsolete, making it difficult to maintain the system and retain adequate spares. The Trim Card II is being developed to act as a transparent replacement for its aging predecessor. A modular approach has been taken in its development to facilitate the substitution of sections for future improvements and maintenance. The resulting design has been divided into a motherboard and 7 daughter cards which has also allowed for parallel development. The Trim Card II utilizes modern technologies such as a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and a microprocessor to embed trim card controls and diagnostics. These reprogrammable devices also provide the versatility to incorporate future requirements.

Trent Allison; Sarin Philip; C. Higgins; Edward Martin; William Merz

2005-05-01

70

Microfinance IdeaCard Index  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Microfinance IdeaCard Index is a collection of "good practices" and "inspiring ideas" drawn from microfinance initiatives in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each IdeaCard portrays a simple, short thought on the design, development, or maintenance of a microfinance institution, and creator Hari Srinivas hopes to solicit additional ideas from interested practitioners via email to assist future projects. Currently, 53 IdeaCards are posted and submission information is available online.

Srinivas, Hari.

71

75 FR 10414 - Researcher Identification Card  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 3095-AB59 Researcher Identification Card AGENCY: National Archives and Records...to obtain a researcher identification card. Under the new requirements, researchers...required to obtain a researcher identification card when there is no separate research...

2010-03-08

72

Integrating Smart Cards into Kerberos  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this thesis is to identify alternatives for the integration of smart cards into a classic Kerberos system. Some researchers have proposed specific solutions. Each proposal appeared to be limited and, hence, there was a need to identify what other approaches were available. It was identified that smart cards can be added to each of the interfaces of

Gary Ian Gaskell

73

Smart Cards and remote entrusting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Smart cards are widely used to provide security in end-to-end communication involving servers and a variety of terminals, including mobile handsets or payment terminals. Sometime, end-to-end server to smart card security is not applicable, and smart cards must communicate directly with an application executing on a terminal, like a personal computer, without communicating with a server. In this case, the smart card must somehow trust the terminal application before performing some secure operation it was designed for. This paper presents a novel method to remotely trust a terminal application from the smart card. For terminals such as personal computers, this method is based on an advanced secure device connected through the USB and consisting of a smart card bundled with flash memory. This device, or USB dongle, can be used in the context of remote untrusting to secure portable applications conveyed in the dongle flash memory. White-box cryptography is used to set the secure channel and a mechanism based on thumbprint is described to provide external authentication when session keys need to be renewed. Although not as secure as end-to-end server to smart card security, remote entrusting with smart cards is easy to deploy for mass-market applications and can provide a reasonable level of security.

Aussel, Jean-Daniel; D'Annoville, Jerome; Castillo, Laurent; Durand, Stephane; Fabre, Thierry; Lu, Karen; Ali, Asad

74

Applying a Metrics Report Card  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors suggest that providing a report card enables an IT department to check its progress and overall performance; communicate the department's effectiveness to university leadership, IT membership, and customers; and make any necessary adjustments. A report card will not show how efficiently the IT department functions, but…

Klubeck, Martin; Langthorne, Michael

2008-01-01

75

In Brief: Arctic report card  

Microsoft Academic Search

A ``report card'' that tracks multiple changes in the Arctic environment has found that while some indicators show signs of stabilization, other changes are dramatic. In 2007, the central Arctic region lost almost 40 percent of its summertime sea ice, relative to amounts of Arctic sea ice in the 1980s, according to the report card, organized by NOAA and issued

Randy Showstack

2007-01-01

76

PREL Pacific Region Language Cards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection of 10 cue cards presents English translations of common English words and expressions into 10 Pacific Region languages: Palauan, Samoan, Chamorro, Hawaiian, Carolinian, Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Marshallese, Yapese, and Kosraean. The cards translate the following: hello, good morning, good afternoon, good night, thank you, you're…

Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.

77

The College Recruiters' Quick Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College Recruiters' Quick Guide provides an orientation to Recruitment responsibilities for new admissions professionals and those contemplating a career in college admissions. It is organized to give the reader a quick orientation and down-to-earth advice about what is involved in the admissions profession. This short publication defines the…

Holleman, Dewey

2005-01-01

78

FRONTLINE: The Card Game  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Credit card companies have been the subject of renewed interest by the general public and regulatory agencies in the federal government, and this program by Frontline investigates "the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy." The program is hosted by correspondent Lowell Bergman, and represents a joint endeavor with The New York Times. As with most Frontline programs, visitors can watch the full program online, though before doing so, they may wish to take a look at the informative "Seven Things You Need to Know" section. Here they can breeze through helpful reminders, including "Cardholders Have New Protections" and "Free Traps Are Still Out There". The site has a number of extras, including additional interviews, a podcast with Bergman, and a discussion board for viewers to chime in with their appraisal of the program.

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Intelligent Cards: Japanese Developments in IC Card Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report provides technical details of intelligent card (IC) systems and gives examples of their practical application. Specific topics covered: market response; technical trends and expected future developments; basic components of an integrated IC sys...

1989-01-01

80

Fingerprint Biometrics Authentication on Smart Card  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fingerprint matching for user authentication is becoming widely used in many applications. Smart cards are also being used heavily in identification applications. It is now required to combine both technologies so fingerprints can be matched on the smart card. This paper presents combination on two security components which are the fingerprint recognition and smart card. The smart card plays a

Yuhanim Hani Binti Yahaya; M. Isa; M. I. Aziz

2009-01-01

81

Getting a Quick Fix Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

o you know that right now most consumers can purchase any prescription medication online without a prescription? That's right, any consumer with a valid credit card can pur- chase lifestyle-enhancing medications silde- nafil (Viagra) and finasteride (Propecia). They can also purchase controlled sub- stances such as hydrocodone\\/a cetamino- phen (Vicodin), acetaminophen\\/codeine (Tylenol #3), or even diazepam (Valium). Gaining access to

Candy Tsourounis

2001-01-01

82

An empirical investigation of US credit card users: Card choice and usage behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research is to analyze household credit card choice and usage behavior. The theoretical model used to analyze the credit card choice behavior is a conjoint model which assumes the utility maximization and rational evaluation of the available credit card alternatives. The study also investigates the effects of credit card attitudes and practices on the credit card

Ali Kara; Erdener Kaynak; Orsay Kucukemiroglu

1996-01-01

83

Stream processing health card application.  

PubMed

In this paper, we propose a data stream management system embedded to a smart card for handling and storing user specific summaries of streaming data coming from medical sensor measurements and/or other medical measurements. The data stream management system that we propose for a health card can handle the stream data rates of commonly known medical devices and sensors. It incorporates a type of context awareness feature that acts according to user specific information. The proposed system is cheap and provides security for private data by enhancing the capabilities of smart health cards. The stream data management system is tested on a real smart card using both synthetic and real data. PMID:22127523

Polat, Seda; Gündem, Taflan Imre

2011-11-30

84

Nation's Report Card, Writing 2002.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Nation's Report Card, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), is a nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted per...

H. R. Persky M. C. Daane Y. Jin

2003-01-01

85

A comparison of two methods of eluting insect DNA from flinders technology associates cards  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Flinders Technology Associates (FTA) technology lyses cells and stabilizes DNA for room-temperature storage in a single step but it has been infrequently used with arthropods. One possible reason is the paucity of quick and inexpensive protocols to subsequently elute the DNA from the card matrix. Th...

86

Implementing FISC IC Card Specification and Developing Health Care Application Using Java Card  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Java Card specification extends Java technology into smart cards. The FISC (Financial Information Service Co., Ltd.) IC card specification is the only financial smart card standard in Taiwan. In the Peng-Hu Health Care IC Card Project, we adopted FISC-compatible IC cards. In this paper, we describe an approach to develop a FISC-compatible application, based on the health care file

Tien-yan Ma; Ting-wei Hou

2000-01-01

87

Quick Images: Visualizing Number Combinations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 6-minute video kindergarten teacher Stephanie Latimer describes and models techniques for developing children's number sense and visual recognition of number combinations. After quickly displaying groups of objects on a ten frame, she asks her students to describe the ways that they see the objects grouped. The resource includes reflection questions for viewers and a transcript of the video (doc).

2012-01-01

88

Maintenance Posture for Quick Start.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Quick Start is an aircraft modification which installed cartridge starters on all engines of the B-52G/H and non-fan KC-135 aircraft. Routine peacetime use of the modification was suspended due to an excessive amount of smoke and toxic gases created by th...

J. M. Connolly

1981-01-01

89

Flash Cards 1.0  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Perhaps you would like a way to help memorize important chemical equations? Or perhaps you are preparing to memorize certain Gallic phrases for an upcoming trip to Lyons? This helpful application can help users with both situations, and a number of other similar dilemmas. Flash Cards 1.0 allows users to create their own flashcards, and they can import data from other sources, including websites and text documents. Additionally, a setup page gives users the ability to set the interval time between cards, their text color, and other variables. This version is compatible with all computers running Mac OS X 10.2 and newer.

2007-01-01

90

ToxGuides: Quick Reference Pocket Guide for Toxicological Profiles  

MedlinePLUS

... Filled Data Being Filled Data Priority List of Hazardous Substances On This Page About ToxGuides™ Substance Index Where ... evaluate, and treat illnesses resulting from exposure to hazardous substances. You can also contact your community or state ...

91

Comparing Tests for Diabetes and Prediabetes: A Quick Reference Guide  

MedlinePLUS

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) , ... Statistics Research Resources Order About Us Español National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse Publications Tools and Resources E-News ...

92

USN / USMC Commander's Quick Reference Manual For Legal Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This manual provides guidance to commanders on the following topics: ethics, correspondence issues, freedom of expression and grievance procedures, personnel issues, sexual harassment, fraternization, hazing, family relationship issues, interactions with ...

2004-01-01

93

A Probabilistic Reformulation of the Quick Medical Reference System  

PubMed Central

We report on the design and implementation of a two-level multiply-connected belief-network representation of the QMR knowledge base. We use probabilities derived from QMR disease profiles and from National Center for Health Statistics hospital-discharge statistics. Using a stochastic simulation algorithm for inference on the belief network, we compare the performance of QMR to that of the probabilistic reformulation on cases abstracted from continuing medical education materials from Scientific American Medicine.

Shwe, Michael; Middleton, Blackford; Heckerman, David; Henrion, Max; Horvitz, Eric; Lehmann, Harold; Cooper, Gregory

1990-01-01

94

USN/USMC Commander's Quick Reference Manual for Legal Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Table of Contents: (1) Ethics; (2) Correspondence Issues; Freedom of Expression and Grievance Procedures; (3) Personnel Issues; (4) Sexual Harassment, Fraternization and Hazing; (5) Family Relationship Issues; (6) Legal Assistance; (7) Interactions with C...

2006-01-01

95

Historically Active Volcanoes in Alaska - A Quick Reference  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) fact sheet summarizes historical data (from 1760 to 1999) on 41 Alaskan volcanoes, using information drawn from the more thorough and comprehensive USGS Open-File Report 98-582. Summaries include the volcano type, location (latitude and longitude), location on USGS quadrangle map, and any information available about the dates of eruptions and type of volcanic activity that occurred. Some volcanoes covered include Trident, Redoubt, Wrangell, Katmai, Cleveland, Kiska and more. A downloadable, printable version is available.

96

Coast Guard Commander's Quick Reference Manual for Legal Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

DEGLAMORIZATION: Alcohol abuse is inconsistent with CG initiatives to promote personal excellence among members. Alcohol abuse should not be promoted by the chain of command. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF CO: * Conduct semi-annual regular training on the ph...

1997-01-01

97

Credit Cards: Intragovernmental Transfers and Related Concerns.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This letter responds to your request for information on the use of credit cards for intragovernmental transfers and on the General Services Administration's (GSA) new contracts for credit card services. Specifically, you asked for information on (1) how i...

1998-01-01

98

Demographics, attitude, personality and credit card features correlate with credit card debt: A view from China  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the help of a commercial bank in China, we studied consumer credit card debt behavior2Previous literature has showed that credit card debt can be attributed to revolving credit and petty installment use. Therefore in the present study, we call revolving credit use and petty installment use credit card debt behaviors.2 in correlation with demographics, attitude, personality, and credit card

Lili Wang; Wei Lu; Naresh K. Malhotra

2011-01-01

99

Java Card or How to Cope with the New Security Issues Raised by Open Cards?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we aim to discuss various threats raised by Java Cards at various levels of the system. First, we address the Java Card platform security itself, from the chip security features to the Java Card virtual machine. Next, we expose how to deal with application se- curity which is a standard problem for smart card manufacturers but a

Pierre Girard; Jean-Louis Lanet

1999-01-01

100

NIST Text Personal Identity Verfication (PIV) Cards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In order to facilitate the development of applications and middleware that support the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card, NIST has developed a set of test PIV Cards and a supporting public key infrastructure. This set of test cards includes not on...

D. A. Cooper

2012-01-01

101

Solar System Trading Cards Jr. Edition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of thirteen cards depicts Solar System objects such as planets, comets, asteroids, and the Sun. The front of each card displays a color image of a Solar System object; the back provides facts about the object. The Hubble Space Telescope card contains the directions for the game.

2005-01-01

102

Development of job cards for mechanical maintenance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work in progress to develop job cards for mechanical maintenance personnel in nuclear power plants is described. Job cards are laminated 5 in.×7 in. cards containing a mix of informational graphics and text for important tasks involving mechanical maintenance equipment. They are organized by functional category, including general maintenance, pumps, valves, rigging, troubleshooting, alignment, V-belts and sheaves, documents, and system

Alan Spiker; Wayne F. Walls; John L. Campbell

1992-01-01

103

Doing Gender Difference Through Greeting Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Greeting card communication reflects the highly gendered division of both emotional and domestic labor in US culture. It is generally thought that American men do not take as much responsibility for sending greeting cards as women, or display competence in this mode of communication. Both survey data and field work with greeting card consumers confirm this overall pattern. For many

Emily West

2009-01-01

104

Racial bias in baseball card collecting revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although research examining the role of racial bias in the secondary sports card market has been an emerging area of inquiry, empirical knowledge on the question: “Does the race of the player on a sports card affect the value of the card?” remains inconclusive. This paper revisits one of the first studies on this topic. Data were derived for 66

Eric Primm; Nicole L. Piquero; Robert M. Regoli; Alex R. Piquero

2010-01-01

105

Cards in the Classroom: Mathematics and Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report researches the use of a standard deck of playing cards in entry-level college mathematics classrooms. The study looks at published research on the use of cards, and reviews pedagogic concerns directly related to the implementation of playing cards in the classroom--including the appropriateness of manipulatives, the link to…

Baker, Robert N.

106

A heat pipe quick disconnect  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper reports the proof of concept demonstration of a heat pipe quick disconnect being developed for the space constructible radiator system. The disconnect provides a maintainable coupling between the heat pipe evaporator, which is brazed to a mating heat exchanger, and the replaceable condenser section of a monogroove heat pipe radiator element. Test results, with pressurized nitrogen gas, confirm low leakage rates in both demated and mated configurations. Comparative thermal tests in a working 3 m (10 ft) test bed heat pipe using ammonia fluid revealed a 30 percent decrease in heat transport due to the additional minor pressure losses from the quick disconnect. The bulk of this loss is attributed to the transition section that joins the two adjacent heat pipe flow channels to the separated liquid and vapor passages within the disconnect coupling. It would be possible to decrease this overall loss in heat transport to under 10 percent with a redesigned transition section.

Alario, J. P.; Otterstedt, P. J.

1985-07-01

107

Review of Sound Card Photogates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Photogates are probably the most commonly used electronic instruments to aid experiments in the field of mechanics. Although they are offered by many manufacturers, they can be too expensive to be widely used in all classrooms, in multiple experiments or even at home experimentation. Today all computers have a sound card--an interface for…

Gingl, Zoltan; Mingesz, Robert; Makra, Peter; Mellar, Janos

2011-01-01

108

In Brief: Arctic Report Card  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2009 annual update of the Arctic Report Card, issued on 22 October, indicates that ``warming of the Arctic continues to be widespread, and in some cases dramatic. Linkages between air, land, sea, and biology are evident.'' The report, a collaborative effort of 71 national and international scientists initiated in 2006 by the Climate Program Office of the U.S. National

Randy Showstack

2009-01-01

109

Appropriate Speaking through Cue Cards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the use of cue cards in order to help language students practice formal and informal ways of saying the same thing. This draws attention to the influence of context on the way a communicative interaction is expressed linguistically. Lesson forms and source materials are also delineated. (PJM)|

Roberts, Jonathan

1980-01-01

110

Review of Sound Card Photogates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Photogates are probably the most commonly used electronic instruments to aid experiments in the field of mechanics. Although they are offered by many manufacturers, they can be too expensive to be widely used in all classrooms, in multiple experiments or even at home experimentation. Today all computers have a sound card--an interface for analogue…

Gingl, Zoltan; Mingesz, Robert; Makra, Peter; Mellar, Janos

2011-01-01

111

Library Cards for the Homeless.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a program developed at the San Francisco Public Library to allow homeless residents to apply for library cards, and discusses concerns that had to be addressed, including loss or damage of materials, overdue materials, residency requirements, and state and local funding requirements. Cooperation with public and private service providers…

Landgraf, Mary N.

1991-01-01

112

From Card Catalog to Website  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Organization and inventorying of the collection is an ongoing project. The Denver Library is converting card catalog records and inventory documents into a web accessible database in which inventories may be searched by keyword or browsed by scientist. The new website went live for USGS and public u...

2009-04-09

113

Quick-change filter cartridge  

DOEpatents

A quick-change filter cartridge. In sampling systems for measurement of airborne materials, a filter element is introduced into the sampled airstream such that the aerosol constituents are removed and deposited on the filter. Fragile sampling media often require support in order to prevent rupture during sampling, and careful mounting and sealing to prevent misalignment, tearing, or creasing which would allow the sampled air to bypass the filter. Additionally, handling of filter elements may introduce cross-contamination or exposure of operators to toxic materials. Moreover, it is desirable to enable the preloading of filter media into quick-change cartridges in clean laboratory environments, thereby simplifying and expediting the filter-changing process in the field. The quick-change filter cartridge of the present invention permits the application of a variety of filter media in many types of instruments and may also be used in automated systems. The cartridge includes a base through which a vacuum can be applied to draw air through the filter medium which is located on a porous filter support and held there by means of a cap which forms an airtight seal with the base. The base is also adapted for receiving absorbing media so that both particulates and gas-phase samples may be trapped for investigation, the latter downstream of the aerosol filter.

Rodgers, John C. (Santa Fe, NM); McFarland, Andrew R. (College Station, TX); Ortiz, Carlos A. (Bryan, TX)

1995-01-01

114

Aperture cards: Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (Engineering Materials)  

SciTech Connect

These aperture cards contain the accident sequence analyses for Sequoyah, Unit 1, one of the reference plants being examined as part of the NUREG-1150 effort by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). NUREG-1150 will document the risk of a selected group of nuclear power plants. As part of that work, this report contains the overall core damage frequency estimate for Sequoyah, Unit 1, and the accompanying plant damage state frequencies. Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses provided additional insights regarding the dominant contributors to the Sequoyah core damage frequency estimate. The numerical-results are influenced by modeling assumptions and data selection for issues such as reactor coolant pump seal LOCA, common cause failure probabilities, and operator response to emergency conditions such as small LOCA and station blackout. The sensitivity studies explored the impact of alternate theories and data on these issues.

Not Available

1987-02-01

115

In Brief: Arctic report card  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A ``report card'' that tracks multiple changes in the Arctic environment has found that while some indicators show signs of stabilization, other changes are dramatic. In 2007, the central Arctic region lost almost 40 percent of its summertime sea ice, relative to amounts of Arctic sea ice in the 1980s, according to the report card, organized by NOAA and issued on 17 October by an international team of scientists. The report also found that permafrost temperatures are stabilizing in North America and Eurasia but permafrost melt remains a key problem, and that changes in Arctic animal populations have been mixed over decades. ``This annual update provides key information to decision makers and the scientific community on changes that are taking place in the Arctic now,'' said Richard Spinrad, NOAA assistant administrator for oceanic and atmospheric research. For more information, visit the Web site: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/.

Showstack, Randy

2007-10-01

116

CARD: Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the Canadian Archaeological Association and maintained by Dr. Richard Morlan of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (see the April 21, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences), the Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD) is a new online "compilation of radiocarbon measurements that indicate the ages of archaeological and vertebrate palaeontological sites in Canada." Users may conduct cross-field searches of the database by Borden block, Borden number, site name, province, laboratory number, material dated, cultural affiliation, or range of dates. Database queries yield full data on radiocarbon (carbon-14) measurements, including provenience, taxon information, and comments. In addition, the site explains the basic principles of radiocarbon dating, the technical issues affecting the technique, and how the database was compiled. The entire CARD site is also available in French.

117

Discount medical cards: innovation or illusion?  

PubMed

Discount medical cards have come under increasing scrutiny by regulators and law enforcement officials as a result of mounting consumer-reported problems. For their study, the authors tested five cards available in the Washington, D.C., metro area; interviewed card company representatives, state attorneys general insurance regulators, and insurance agents; and reviewed court and administrative actions. While some cards provide a measure of value, other cards were found to have serious drawbacks, including: high-pressure sales tactics; misleading or inaccurate promotion; exaggerated claims of savings; difficulty finding participating doctors; and providers who failed to give cardholders promised discounts. Some discount card companies are seeking to reform the market through a trade association and voluntary code of conduct. Still, legislative and regulatory interventions will be needed to protect consumers in an unregulated and growing market. PMID:15765567

Kofman, Mila; Libster, Jennifer; Bangit, Eliza

2005-03-01

118

Collaborative fingerprint authentication by smart card and a trusted host  

Microsoft Academic Search

The smart card is an important component in e-commerce security. In a previous CCECE paper, we introduced the idea for verification of the ownership of a smart card using fingerprints. An owner's fingerprint is registered into a smart card. When using a smart card on a computer, the card software will match the user's fingerprint with that stored in the

Y. S. Moon; H. C. Ho; K. L. Ng; S. F. Wan; S. T. Wong

2000-01-01

119

On Trial at the Summer Olympic Games: Smart Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Visa International has teamed up with the three largest banks in the southeastern United States to offer stored-value cards to the four million visitors and residents expected to attend the Olympics in Atlanta. Stored-value cards (or cash cards) transfer stored, digital money from the card to merchants' special terminals. Although 350 million smart cards are in use around the world,

Ware Myers

1996-01-01

120

26 CFR 301.6311-2 - Payment by credit card and debit card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...underlying account or receivable for consideration); (ii) Marketing for any purpose, such as, marketing tax-related products or services, or marketing any product or service that targets those who have used a credit card or debit card to...

2010-04-01

121

26 CFR 301.6311-2 - Payment by credit card and debit card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...underlying account or receivable for consideration); (ii) Marketing for any purpose, such as, marketing tax-related products or services, or marketing any product or service that targets those who have used a credit card or debit card to...

2009-04-01

122

The Cost Of Fast Cash For Students: Payday Loans Versus Credit Card Cash Advances  

Microsoft Academic Search

When asked if they, a friend or a family member has borrowed cash quickly, spur-of-the-moment, with little or no credit checking or collateral, many respond affirmatively. Twenty-one of eighty- two students (25.6%) from my Spring, 2007, Personal Finance course have first-hand knowledge of a credit card cash advance, while seven of eighty-two students (8.5%) have first-hand knowledge of a payday

Charles P. Corcoran

2008-01-01

123

Quick management of accidental tritium exposure cases.  

PubMed

Removal half-life (RHL) of tritium is one of the best means for optimising medical treatment, reduction of committed effective dose (CED) and quick/easy handling of a large group of workers for medical treatment reference. The removal of tritium from the body depends on age, temperature, relative humidity and daily rainfall; so tritium removal rate, its follow-up and proper data analysis and recording are the best techniques for management of accidental acute tritium exposed cases. The decision of referring for medical treatment or medical intervention (MI) would be based on workers' tritium RHL history taken from their bodies at the facilities. The workers with tritium intake up to 1 ALI shall not be considered for medical treatment as it is a derived limit of annual total effective dose. The short-term MI may be considered for tritium intake of 1-10 ALI; however, if the results show intake ?100 ALI, extended strong medical/therapeutic intervention may be recommended based on the severity of exposure for maximum CED reduction requirements and annual total effective dose limit. The methodology is very useful for pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWRs) which are mainly operated by Canada and India and future fusion reactor technologies. Proper management will optimise the cases for medical treatment and enhance public acceptance of nuclear fission and fusion reactor technologies. PMID:22349318

Singh, Vishwanath P; Badiger, N M; Managanvi, S S; Bhat, H R

2012-02-20

124

Fingerprint Authentication System for Smart Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Among the several methods that enable fingerprint authentication of card holders, the one that executes the matching process\\u000a on the smart card chip is the most important. The Pattern matching method, such as [1], is of no use for smart cards, because\\u000a it takes too much time to adjust the position between the input image and template image. So we

Nikkou Kaku; Takahiko Murayama; Shuichiro Yamamoto

2001-01-01

125

System of nano-silver inkjet printed memory cards and PC card reader and programmer  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work describes the development of inkjet printed, low-cost memory cards, and complementary pair of memory card reader and card reader\\/programmer for PCs. This constitutes a complete system that can be used for various applications. The memory cards are manufactured by inkjet printing nano-silver ink on photo paper substrate. The printed memory structures have an initial high resistance that can

Henrik Andersson; Alexandru Rusu; Anatoliy Manuilskiy; Stefan Haller; Suat Ayöz; Hans-Erik Nilsson

2011-01-01

126

The "Negative" Credit Card Effect: Credit Cards as Spending-Limiting Stimuli in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The "credit card effect" describes a finding where greater value is given to consumer items if credit card logos are present. One explanation for the effect is that credit cards elicit spending behavior through associative learning. If this is true, social, economic and historical contexts should alter this effect. In Experiment 1, Year 1 New…

Lie, Celia; Hunt, Maree; Peters, Heather L.; Veliu, Bahrie; Harper, David

2010-01-01

127

Verification of JAVA CARD Applets Behavior with Respect to Transactions and Card Tears  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Java card transaction mechanism allows to protect sensitive operations on smart cards against problems due to card tears or power losses. Statements within a transaction are viewed as a single atomic operation so that either they are all performed or none of them is. KRAKATOA is a tool for static verification of Java programs annotated in JML (Java modeling

Claude Marché; Nicolas Rousset

2006-01-01

128

Detecting cancer quickly and accurately  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a new technique for high throughput screening of tumor cells in a sensitive nanodevice that has the potential to quickly identify a cell population that has begun the rapid protein synthesis and mitosis characteristic of cancer cell proliferation. Currently, pathologists rely on microscopic examination of cell morphology using century-old staining methods that are labor-intensive, time-consuming and frequently in error. New micro-analytical methods for automated, real time screening without chemical modification are critically needed to advance pathology and improve diagnoses. We have teamed scientists with physicians to create a microlaser biochip (based upon our R&D award winning bio- laser concept) which evaluates tumor cells by quantifying their growth kinetics. The key new discovery was demonstrating that the lasing spectra are sensitive to the biomolecular mass in the cell, which changes the speed of light in the laser microcavity. Initial results with normal and cancerous human brain cells show that only a few hundred cells -- the equivalent of a billionth of a liter -- are required to detect abnormal growth. The ability to detect cancer in such a minute tissue sample is crucial for resecting a tumor margin or grading highly localized tumor malignancy.

Gourley, Paul L.; McDonald, Anthony E.; Hendricks, J. K.; Copeland, G. C.; Hunter, John A.; Akhil, O.; Cheung, D.; Cox, J.; Capps, H.; Curry, Mark S.; Skirboll, Steven K.

2000-03-01

129

48 CFR 13.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Governmentwide commercial purchase card. 13.301 Section...Methods 13.301 Governmentwide commercial purchase card. (a) Except as provided...1108(b)(2), the Governmentwide commercial purchase card is authorized for...

2011-10-01

130

48 CFR 908.7117 - Tabulating machine cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Tabulating machine cards. 908.7117 Section 908.7117...Special Items 908.7117 Tabulating machine cards. DOE offices shall acquire tabulating machine cards in accordance with FPMR 41 CFR...

2011-10-01

131

41 CFR 101-26.509 - Tabulating machine cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-07-01 false Tabulating machine cards. 101-26.509 Section 101-26...Programs § 101-26.509 Tabulating machine cards. Procurement by Federal agencies of tabulating machine cards shall be made in accordance...

2012-07-01

132

48 CFR 908.7117 - Tabulating machine cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Tabulating machine cards. 908.7117 Section 908.7117...Special Items 908.7117 Tabulating machine cards. DOE offices shall acquire tabulating machine cards in accordance with FPMR 41 CFR...

2012-10-01

133

75 FR 32158 - Information Collection; SRS Publications Evaluation Card  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Information Collection; SRS Publications Evaluation Card AGENCY: Forest Service...approved information collection, SRS Publications Evaluation Card. DATES: Comments...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: SRS Publications Evaluation Card. OMB Number:...

2010-06-07

134

77 FR 75410 - Request for Information Regarding Credit Card Market  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Request for Information Regarding Credit Card Market AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial...SUMMARY: Section 502(a) of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act or Act) requires the Bureau of...

2012-12-20

135

76 FR 3180 - Market Test of Gift Cards  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Order No. 647] Market Test of Gift Cards AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission...market test involving the sale of gift cards. This document describes the proposed...experimental competitive product, Gift Cards.\\1\\ The market research test will...

2011-01-19

136

77 FR 46258 - Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 7100-AD 63 Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing AGENCY: Board of Governors...Regulation II (Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing) that govern adjustments to debit card interchange transaction fees to make an allowance for fraud-...

2012-08-03

137

75 FR 81721 - Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...12 CFR Part 235 Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing; Proposed Rule Federal Register...RIN 7100-AD63 Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing AGENCY: Board of Governors...Regulation II, Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing, which: establishes...

2010-12-28

138

In Brief: Arctic Report Card  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 2009 annual update of the Arctic Report Card, issued on 22 October, indicates that “warming of the Arctic continues to be widespread, and in some cases dramatic. Linkages between air, land, sea, and biology are evident.” The report, a collaborative effort of 71 national and international scientists initiated in 2006 by the Climate Program Office of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), highlights several concerns, including a change in large-scale wind patterns affected by the loss of summer sea ice; the replacement of multiyear sea ice by first-year sea ice; warmer and fresher water in the upper ocean linked to new ice-free areas; and the effects of the loss of sea ice on Arctic plant, animal, and fish species. “Climate change is happening faster in the Arctic than any other place on Earth-and with wide-ranging consequences,” said NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco. “This year“s Arctic Report Card underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas pollution and adapting to climate changes already under way.”

Showstack, Randy

2009-11-01

139

Quality Report Cards and Nursing Home Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This study examined the potential role that publicly disseminated quality report cards can play in improving quality of care in nursing homes. Design and Methods: We review the literature and the experience gained over the last two decades with report cards for hospitals, physicians, and health plans, and consider the issues that are of particular importance in the context

Dana B. Mukamel; William D. Spector

2003-01-01

140

Visualization of Circuit Card EM Fields.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the final report for Air Force contract F(41608-96-CA)116: Visualization of Circuit Card EM Fields. Circuit cards (or circuit boards) of one type or another are used in nearly every electrical appliance used by the military or by commerce. This na...

D. Zwillinger

1998-01-01

141

The Ornery American: Orson Scott Card  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article profiles Orson Scott Card, the winner of this year's Margaret A. Edwards Award for his outstanding contributions to teen literature, specifically for Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow (1999, both Tor), a companion tale. Card, the magician behind both of these best sellers, is one of the nation's most prolific--and contentious--authors.…

Oatman, Eric

2008-01-01

142

Automatic Business Card Scanning with a Camera  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present a system to automatically extract, rectify and enhance business card images. First the business card image patch is automatically segmented by minimizing a novel local-global variational energy. Second a quadrangle is fitted to the segmented image patch. With the four corner points of the quadrangle, we then estimate the physical as- pect ratio of the

Gang Hua; Zicheng Liu; Zhengyou Zhang; Ying Wu

2006-01-01

143

Flash Cards: Common Chinese-Cantonese Characters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This set of flash cards is designed to accompany the Defense Language Institute's instructional programs in Cantonese Chinese. Each card displays six Chinese characters, for a total of 1500 characters. Each character is printed two inches tall. Above each character are transcriptions of the Chinese words represented by the character (marked for…

Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.

144

The Bad Guys: Landscape Pest ID Cards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Thirty common landscape pests are presented on summary cards containing identification, host range, life cycle, related species, and other information. Information is sound. Emphasis on biological control and tolerance of pests causing only cosmetic damage is good. Physical cards with the same information on them as this electronic version can be purchased.

0002-11-30

145

A micromachined array probe card-characterization  

Microsoft Academic Search

An array probe card fabricated on a silicon wafer for high performance and high pin count applications is characterized. The probe card is capable of providing a very large number of probe tips (>1000) that offer a contact resistance of less than 2 ?. A novel approach to replacing the mechanical scrubbing motion with an electrical breakdown process is presented.

Mark Beiley; Justin Leung; S. S. Wong

1995-01-01

146

DNA smart card for financial transactions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a secure environment for electronic commerce is introduced. The environment is formed via a synthesis of biometrics consumer authentication with a security token. Such a token is a smart card containing cryptographic keys and a cryptographic microprocessor for data encryption. The keys are used to further authenticate the possessor of the card as the actual owner and

Sofia Gleni; Panagiotis Petratos

2004-01-01

147

Designing More Effective Accountability Report Cards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to identify and design standards and procedures for creating easily interpreted accountability reports cards, consistent with the requirements spelled out in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The use of public report cards was first raised during the debate that took place immediately prior to the passage…

Sabbah, Faris M.

2011-01-01

148

Standards Based Report Cards. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With the increased focus on standards-based education, more and more states, districts and school are becoming interested in standards-based grading and report cards. Hawaii, for example, is a state that is working hard on its "Standards Implementation Design" (SID), including standards-based report cards. As a component of Maine's Local…

Muir, Mike

2005-01-01

149

Efficiency at Sorting Cards in Compressed Air  

Microsoft Academic Search

At a site where compressed air was being used in the construction of a tunnel, 34 men sorted cards twice, once at normal atmospheric pressure and once at 3½, 2½, or 2 atmospheres absolute pressure. An additional six men sorted cards twice at normal atmospheric pressure.When the task was carried out for the first time, all the groups of men

E. C. Poulton; M. J. Catton; A. Carpenter

1964-01-01

150

Re-Designing Business Card Advertisements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses ways to turn information from a business card into an advertisement to be placed in a student publication. Addresses visual interest, typography, and other design issues. Includes several sample advertisements and a classroom activity involving redesigning a business card into an advertisement. (RS)|

Schaub, Laura

2001-01-01

151

Bank Card Program: A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The focus of this thesis is to review the use of the Government-wide commercial bank card known as the International Merchant Purchase Agreement Card (I.M.P.A.C.) at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWPNS), China Lake, CA. The intent of ...

M. A. Zayas

1995-01-01

152

Formal Proof of Smart Card Applets Correctness  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new Gemplus smart card is based on the Java technology, embedding a virtual machine. The security policy uses mechanisms that are based on Java properties. This language provides segregation between applets. But due to the smart card constraints a byte code verifier can not be embedded. Moreover, in order to maximise the number of applets the byte code must

Jean-louis Lanet; Antoine Requet

1998-01-01

153

Re-Designing Business Card Advertisements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses ways to turn information from a business card into an advertisement to be placed in a student publication. Addresses visual interest, typography, and other design issues. Includes several sample advertisements and a classroom activity involving redesigning a business card into an advertisement. (RS)

Schaub, Laura

2001-01-01

154

Polypeptide Modulators of Caspase Recruitment Domain (CARD)-CARD-mediated Protein-Protein Interactions*  

PubMed Central

The caspase recruitment domain (CARD) is present in a large number of proteins. Initially, the CARD was recognized as part of the caspase activation machinery. CARD-CARD interactions play a role in apoptosis and are responsible for the Apaf-1-mediated activation of procaspase-9 in the apoptosome. CARD-containing proteins mediate the inflammasome-dependent activation of proinflammatory caspase-1. More recently, new roles for CARD-containing proteins have been reported in signaling pathways associated with immune responses. The functional role of CARD-containing proteins and CARDs in coordinating apoptosis and inflammatory and immune responses is not completely understood. We have explored the putative cross-talk between apoptosis and inflammation by analyzing the modulatory activity on both the Apaf-1/procaspase-9 interaction and the inflammasome-mediated procaspase-1 activation of CARD-derived polypeptides. To this end, we analyzed the activity of individual recombinant CARDs, rationally designed CARD-derived peptides, and peptides derived from phage display.

Palacios-Rodriguez, Yadira; Garcia-Lainez, Guillermo; Sancho, Monica; Gortat, Anna; Orzaez, Mar; Perez-Paya, Enrique

2011-01-01

155

The 19th Century Trade Card  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

During the 19th century, the ever-popular trade card was a way for American businesses to effectively promote their goods and services. Some examples include a colorful business card depicting freshly caught mackerel in a net (appropriately enough for "Deep Sea Mackerel") and the Charter Oak Lawn Mower, which feature two Victorian women enjoying a leisurely mowing session in a pastoral setting. This online collection was created by Harvard Business School's Baker Library, which happens to have over 8000 of these cards. The online archive contains around 1000 cards which date from the 1870s to the 1890s. Visitors can search this archive via Harvard's Visual Information Access (VIA) union catalog which will allow them to focus in on subjects of particular interest. Finally, visitors can also avail themselves of the site's digital exhibition entitled "A New and Wonderful Invention: The Nineteenth-Century American Trade Card".

156

Investigation of innate immunity genes CARD4, CARD8 and CARD15 as germline susceptibility factors for colorectal cancer  

PubMed Central

Background Variation in genes involved in the innate immune response may play a role in the predisposition to colorectal cancer (CRC). Several polymorphisms of the CARD15 gene (caspase activating recruitment domain, member 15) have been reported to be associated with an increased susceptibility to Crohn disease. Since the CARD15 gene product and other CARD proteins function in innate immunity, we investigated the impact of germline variation at the CARD4, CARD8 and CARD15 loci on the risk for sporadic CRC, using a large patient sample from Northern Germany. Methods A total of 1044 patients who had been operated with sporadic colorectal carcinoma (median age at diagnosis: 59 years) were recruited and compared to 724 sex-matched, population-based control individuals (median age: 68 years). Genetic investigation was carried out following both a coding SNP and haplotype tagging approach. Subgroup analyses for N = 143 patients with early manifestation of CRC (?50 age at diagnosis) were performed for all CARD loci and subgroup analyses for diverse age strata were carried out for CARD15 mutations R702W, G908R and L1007fs. In addition, all SNPs were tested for association with disease presentation and family history of CRC. Results No significant differences were observed between the patient and control allelic or haplotypic spectra of the three genes under study for the total cohort (N = 1044 patients). None of the analysed SNPs was significantly associated with either tumour location or yielded significant association in the familial or non-familial CRC patient subgroups. However, in a patient subgroup (?45 age at diagnosis) with early disease manifestation the mutant allele of CARD15 R702W was found to be significantly associated with disease susceptibility (9.7% in cases vs 4.6% in controls; Pallelic = 0.008, Pgenotypic = 0.0008, ORallelic = 2.22 (1.21-4.05) ORressessive = 21.9 (1.96-245.4). Conclusion Variation in the innate immunity genes CARD4, CARD8 and CARD15 is unlikely to play a major role in the susceptibility to CRC in the German population. But, we report a significant disease contribution of CARD15 for CRC patients with very early disease manifestation, mainly driven by variant R702W.

2009-01-01

157

Insider protection: a report card  

SciTech Connect

Enhanced security measures against external threats (e.g., terrorists, criminals) have been implemented at most facilities that handle special nuclear material, classified information, or other assets critical to national security. Attention is not focussing on insider protection, and safeguards managers are attempting to provide balanced protection against insider and outsider threats. Potential insider threats include attempts by facility employees to steal special nuclear material (SNM), to cause a radiological hazard to the public, to sabotage critical facilities, or to steal property or classified information. This paper presents a report card on the status of insider protection at Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission-licensed facilities, with emphasis on SNM theft. We discuss the general trends in insider protection and the limitations of protection measures currently in use. We also discuss the most critical needs for improved procedures, technology, analytical tools, and education for safeguards personnel.

Al-Ayat, R.A.; Judd, B.R.

1986-01-01

158

Insider protection: A report card  

SciTech Connect

Enhanced security measures against external threats (e.g., terrorists, criminals) have been implemented at most facilities that handle special nuclear material, classified information, or other assets critical to national security. Attention is now focusing on insider protection, and safeguards managers are attempting to provide balanced protection against insider and outsider threats. Potential insider threats include attempts by facility employees to steal special nuclear material (SNM), to cause a radiological hazard to the public, to sabotage critical facilities, or to steal property or classified information. This paper presents a report card on the status of insider protection at Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission-licensed facilities, with emphasis on SNM theft. The authors discuss the general trends in insider protection and the limitations of protection measures currently in use. They also discuss the most critical needs for improved procedures, technology, analytical tools, and education for safeguards personnel.

Al-Ayat, R.A.; Judd, B.R.

1986-01-01

159

Relativistic hydrodynamics on graphic cards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We show how to accelerate relativistic hydrodynamics simulations using graphic cards (graphic processing units, GPUs). These improvements are of highest relevance e.g. to the field of high-energetic nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC and LHC where (ideal and dissipative) relativistic hydrodynamics is used to calculate the evolution of hot and dense QCD matter. The results reported here are based on the Sharp And Smooth Transport Algorithm (SHASTA), which is employed in many hydrodynamical models and hybrid simulation packages, e.g. the Ultrarelativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics model (UrQMD). We have redesigned the SHASTA using the OpenCL computing framework to work on accelerators like graphic processing units (GPUs) as well as on multi-core processors. With the redesign of the algorithm the hydrodynamic calculations have been accelerated by a factor 160 allowing for event-by-event calculations and better statistics in hybrid calculations.

Gerhard, Jochen; Lindenstruth, Volker; Bleicher, Marcus

2013-02-01

160

Waddesdon Manor: The Rothschild Trade Card Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild was a man of exquisite taste, and his penchant for eighteenth century life and society manifested itself in several Continental shopping sprees. In 1891 the Baron acquired a significant collection of printed paper ephemera related to various trades. These volumes contain over 700 trade cards, or early shop advertisements, and in 2004 Waddesdon Manor and the University of Warwick teamed up to create a research project that would digitize these trade cards. The trade cards database allows users to search by types of object, trades, or types of products.

161

Targeting accuracy and impact of a community-identified waiver card scheme for primary care user fees in Afghanistan  

PubMed Central

Background User fees are a known common barrier to using health services, particularly among the poor. When fees are present, many facilities have waiver systems for poor patients to exempt them from paying. Targeting waivers to patients who need them most has been a challenge, especially in fragile states, where relevant data are limited and trust in institutions is low. Methods Community-based targeting of vulnerable households was piloted in Afghanistan and evaluated for its feasibility, accuracy and effect on care-seeking. Waiver cards were distributed to very poor and female-headed households in catchment areas of 26 facilities in 10 provinces of Afghanistan in 2005 as one component of a larger health financing study. Households were nominated by community leaders using general guidelines to support 15% of the poorest members. In most cases, waiver cards were pro-actively distributed to them. Targeting accuracy, perceptions, as well the cards' effects on utilization were evaluated in 2007 through household surveys, health facility data, and in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with facility staff and community leaders. Results The waiver system was implemented quickly at all but one facility charging fees. Facility staff and community leaders reported favorable perceptions of implementation and targeting accuracy. However, an analysis of the asset index of beneficiaries indicated that although targeting was progressive, significant leakage and high levels of under-coverage occurred; 42% of cards were used by people in the wealthiest three quintiles, and only 19% of people in the poorest quintile received a card. Households with waiver cards reported higher rates of care-seeking for recent illnesses compared to those without cards (p = 0.02). Conclusions Community identification of beneficiaries is feasible in a fragile state. Several recommendations are discussed to improve targeting accuracy of a waiver card system in the future, in light of this research and other international experiences.

2010-01-01

162

The financial performance of retailers owning credit card banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some retailers and other firms expecting to improve their operating performance have established Credit Card Banks (CCBs) as a revenue management tool to handle their proprietary credit card receivables, as well as those from Visa and MasterCard. The expected improvement in performance has to come primarily from increasing sales revenue with the retailers' own private-label credit cards, from interest income

Doowoo Nam; Benton E. Gup; Jongbae Kim

2007-01-01

163

Card shuffling and a transformation on S n  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary We consider two card shuffling schemes. The first, which has appeared in the literature previously ([G], [RB], [T]), is as follows: start with a deck ofn cards, and pick a random tuplet ? { 1, 2, ?, n}n; interchange cards 1 andt1, then interchange cards 2 andt2, etc. The second scheme, which can be viewed as a transformation on

Frank Schmidt; Rodica Simion

1992-01-01

164

Educating students: an ethics responsibility of credit card companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The practice of marketing credit cards on college campuses is becoming increasingly controversial. Critics have charged that credit card companies use unethical practices to encourage students to become overloaded with debt. In response, many colleges now ban credit card solicitors from campus. Perhaps the best way credit card companies can improve their image is to provide specific educational opportunities to

M. Jill Austin; Melodie R. Phillips

2001-01-01

165

Card personalization system and method for the same  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A system and method for personalizing cards and other secure identification documents. The card personalization system and method provide improved data integrity, system reliability, and system performance. Improvements to card handling and processing within the modules, improved card transfer between modules, improvements to control of the modules, and other improvements are set forth, all of which contribute, individually and collectively, to achieving these goals.

Sells; Robert Anders (Edina, MN); Wendt; Richard W. (Shakopee, MN); Nichols; Dean Raymond (Hugo, MN); Johnson; Brian Paul (Eden Prairie, MN)

2010-07-13

166

Malicious Code on Java Card Smartcards: Attacks and Countermeasures  

Microsoft Academic Search

When it comes to security, an interesting dierence between Java Card and regular Java is the absence of an on-card bytecode ver- ifier on most Java Cards. In principle this opens up the possibility of malicious, ill-typed code as an avenue of attack, though the Java Card platform oers some protection against this, notably by code signing. This paper gives

Wojciech Mostowski; Erik Poll

2008-01-01

167

A Type System for Checking Applet Isolation in Java Card  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Java Card applet is, in general, not allowed to access elds and methods of other applets on the same smart card. This applet iso- lation property is enforced by dynamic checks in the Java Card Virtual Machine. This paper describes a rened type system for Java Card that enables static checking of applet isolation. With this type system, rew

Werner Dietl; Peter M; Arnd Poetzsch-Heter

168

Automatic Test Generation for Java-Card Applets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Open-cards have introduced a new life cycle for smart card embedded applications. In the case of Java Card, they have raised the problem of embedded object-oriented applet validation. In this article, we describe a methodology for Java Card applet verification, and its application on a case study. This methodology is based on automatic test generation. We first take benefits of

Hugues Martin; Lydie Du Bousquet

2000-01-01

169

A Type System for Checking Applet Isolation in Java Card  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract. A Java Card applet is, in general, not allowed to access elds and methods of other applets on the same smart card. This applet iso- lation property is enforced by dynamic,checks in the Java Card Virtual Machine. This paper describes a rened,type system for Java Card that enables static checking of applet isolation. With this type system, rew all

Werner Dietl; Peter Müller; Arnd Poetzsch-heffter

2004-01-01

170

A Report on the Loading of MARC Format Bibliographic Records into HyperCard.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines a process for downloading MARC format bibliographic data into a form readable for an Apple Macintosh computer running HyperCard software. Loading procedures for two data sources--an OCLC format tape and records from UCLA's ORION public access catalog--are discussed, and the use of a minicomputer system is considered. (eight references)…

Rosenberg, Jason B.; Borgman, Christine L.

1991-01-01

171

LC Card Order Experiment Conducted at University of Utah Marriott Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Between the months of October 1971 and March 1972 the University of Utah Marriott Library conducted an experiment to test the turn-around time of card orders sent to the Library of Congress. This article is a brief report of that experiment. (1 reference) (Author)

Cluff, E. Dale; Anderson, Karen

1973-01-01

172

The design of fingerprint biometric authentication on smart card for PULAPOT main entrance system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biometrics personal authentication utilizing fingerprints have been thoroughly studied and applied. Exploiting the unique features of a fingerprint and the pleasant way of capturing the required information permits it to be used in numerous applications. Smart card is also being widely adopted in many applications and refers as an essential platform to hold biometrics information. This paper presents a fingerprint

Mohd Rizal Mohd Isa; Yuhanim Hani Yahaya; Mohd Hazali Mohamed Halip; Mohammad Adib Khairuddin; Kamaruzaman Maskat

2010-01-01

173

Expansion of the Public Library Card Catalog in a Large Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Expanding a large card catalog is a complex process requiring careful planning of procedure, judicious allocation of labor, and simplified techniques. The conclusion is reached that a major catalog expansion can be undertaken economically and without disruption of regular technical and public service activities. (6 references) (Author)

Hamann, Edmund

1972-01-01

174

Too quick? Log analysis of Quick Links from an academic library website  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To study the use of “Quick Links”, a common navigational element, in the context of an academic library website. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Transaction log files and web server logs are analyzed over a four-year period to detect patterns in Quick Link usage. Findings – Provides information about what Quick Links have been used over time, as well as the

Jimmy Ghaphery

2005-01-01

175

U.S. Government Use of Commercial Card Technology: A Case for Change in Military Card Distribution Policy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Government has used bank commercial card technology since the 1980s to simplify and reduce the cost of the process to acquire goods and services. The term 'commercial cards' includes purchase, travel, and fleet cards. Generally, purchase cards ar...

M. Gupta R. Dawson R. J. Palmer

2010-01-01

176

Prevention of Infective (Bacterial) Endocarditis: Wallet Card  

MedlinePLUS

... risk for developing adverse outcomes from infective endocarditis (IE), also known as bacterial endocarditis (BE). The guidelines for prevention of IE shown in this card are substantially different from ...

177

BK100008 Summary - ABORhCard®  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... 1 Buffer Tube 1 Alcohol Wipe: 21CFR 880.6890, Class I ... with the ABORhCard was done with capillary blood collected by finger ... Discordant analysis ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

178

Behavior-Based Credit Card Fraud Detecting Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Credit card frauds,which always cause great loss for credit card holder, is also a big problem for financial banks. A credit card fraud detecting model is established based on the behavior patterns of the credit card holder.Different with traditional models which were based on demographic and economic information,this model detects credit card fraud with historical behavior patterns of the credit

Yongbin Zhang; Fucheng You; Huaqun Liu

2009-01-01

179

QUICK INDICATOR TESTS TO CHARACTERIZE BENTONITE TYPE  

EPA Science Inventory

Ten commercially available bentonite products representing unaltered, polymer protected, and chemically treated sodium bentonites were used in laboratory testing. The purpose was to identify a quick, reliable, cost-effective and field practical indicator test procedure which perm...

180

Quick Start Diet Guide for Celiac Disease  

MedlinePLUS

... after use. What you need to know about celiac disease Here is a quick and simple view of ... guide. Not all adverse reactions are due to celiac disease Lactose intolerance, food sensitivities or allergies to soy, ...

181

Supply Chain Scheduling Under Quick Response  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Quick Response has become one of the most important requirements in a well-designed and operated supply chain system. This\\u000a chapter focuses on the scheduling problem within supply chain environment regarding Quick Response to customer orders as the\\u000a ultimate objective. We introduce some recent and important research developments, including the customer order scheduling\\u000a problems on either parallel machines or dedicated machines,

Xiang Li; Yongjian Li

182

“LAPS Card”—A novel chip card-based light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel design of a light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS) for the realisation of an easy exchangeable and modular measurement set-up is presented in this work. The sensor chip for up to 16 independent sensor spots is integrated in a standard plastic card and the appropriate measurement cell allows a selection of different chip cards within seconds. The measurement cell contains

T. Wagner; C. Rao; J. P. Kloock; T. Yoshinobu; R. Otto; M. Keusgen; M. J. Schöning

2006-01-01

183

Using Parental Preferences in Report Cards to Design a Report Card for Blennerhassett Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on an investigation of the preferences of 50 parents of kindergarten children for various types of report cards and proposes a method of reporting that conforms to the parents' preferences. A general opinionnaire plus a Report Card Evaluation form were designed for the study. Parents were found to prefer (1) a reporting method…

Stephens, Linda S.

184

Multicenter Evaluation of the New VITEK 2 Advanced Colorimetric Yeast Identification Card?  

PubMed Central

The performance of the new VITEK 2 Advanced Colorimetry yeast identification (YST) card for use with the VITEK 2 system (bioMérieux, Inc., Hazelwood, MO) was compared to that of the API 20C AUX (API) system (bioMérieux SA, Marcy-l'Etoile, France) in a multicenter evaluation. A total of 12 quality control, 64 challenge, and 623 clinical yeast isolates were used in the study. Comparisons of species identification, platform reliability, and substrate reproducibility were made between YST and API, with API considered the reference standard. Quality control testing to assess system and substrate reproducibility matched expected results ?95% of the time. The YST card correctly identified 100% of the challenge strains, which covered the species range of the manufacturer's performance claims. Using clinical isolates, the YST card correctly identified 98.5%, with 1.0% of isolates incorrectly identified and 0.5% unidentified. Among clinical isolates, the YST card generated fewer low-discrimination results (18.9%) than did API (30.0%). The time to identification with YST was 18 h, compared to 48 to 72 h with API. The colorimetric YST card used with the VITEK 2 provides a highly automated, objective yeast identification method with excellent performance and reproducibility. We found this system useful for timely and accurate identification of significant yeast species in the clinical microbiology laboratory.

Hata, D. Jane; Hall, Leslie; Fothergill, Annette W.; Larone, Davise H.; Wengenack, Nancy L.

2007-01-01

185

An evaluation of the condom distribution scheme (C-Card) with young people in northeast England.  

PubMed

Aims:To evaluate a local C-Card scheme from the perspectives of young people in order to determine how well it had worked in improving access to condoms and in providing young people with appropriate information to make healthier choices around safer sex.Methods:Secondary analysis of a year's worth of existing registration and monitoring data routinely collected by the C-Card scheme, two focus group discussions with 14 young people (eight males and six females) and a short questionnaire-based survey of 55 young people.Results:The evidence suggested that the C-Card scheme is an effective tool for ensuring that young people know how to use a condom correctly. Ease of access and increased knowledge were key issues of effectiveness to emerge from the findings. The scheme also served as a mechanism for young people to be referred on to other sexual health services and the data appear to indicate that this was something that was taken up by young people.Conclusions:The young people who used C-Card generally viewed the scheme as an effective mechanism in terms of accessing condoms and the number of outlets available for acquiring condoms. In order for C-Card to become successful with young people, advertising needs to be improved to increase their awareness of the scheme. PMID:23539132

Kinsella, Karina; Cross, Ruth; South, Jane

2013-03-28

186

The case for national DNA identification cards.  

PubMed

Foes of the United States have demonstrated their ability to strike at the heart of this country. Fear of renewed attacks and a desire for greater national security have now prompted many to call for improvements in the national personal identification system. In particular, the possibility of a national identification card containing the carrier's DNA information is being seriously considered. However, this raises difficult questions. Would such a card system, and the extraction of individuals' DNA it entails, violate the 4th Amendment of the Constitution? This article will shows that such a card system could in fact be found to be constitutional under the law of privacy as it stands today. PMID:15709289

Quarmby, Ben

2003-01-01

187

Western Silent Films Lobby Card Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For decades, movie theaters were able to draw people in for a closer look at their current offerings via the use of large posters and lobby cards. For those who are intrigued by such advertising devices, Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has digitized this fine collection of lobby cards designed to promote silent and western films in the first several decades of the 20th century. Visitors can view all 106 items here, and, all told, they promote a grand total of 68 different films. It's easy enough to perform a keyword search across all of the images, or visitors can see all of the images at one time. To get started, take a look at the rather dramatic image for "The Mollycoddle" and the tense scene depicted on the card for "The Bandit Buster". Visitors can zoom in on each image, and it's fun to scan through the details.

188

7 CFR 274.10 - Use of identification cards and redemption of coupons by eligible households.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...issuance. In areas not designated by FNS as requiring Photo ID cards, the ID card shall contain space...with authorization documents or coupons. (b) Photo ID cards. (1) Photo ID cards shall be issued in those project...

2010-01-01

189

7 CFR 274.10 - Use of identification cards and redemption of coupons by eligible households.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...issuance. In areas not designated by FNS as requiring Photo ID cards, the ID card shall contain space...with authorization documents or coupons. (b) Photo ID cards. (1) Photo ID cards shall be issued in those project...

2009-01-01

190

36 CFR 1254.10 - For how long and where is my researcher identification card valid?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...NARA facilities that issue and use plastic researcher identification cards...their security systems, we issue a plastic card to replace the paper card issued at some NARA facilities at no charge. The plastic card is valid at all NARA...

2012-07-01

191

Quick clay and landslides of clayey soils.  

PubMed

We study the rheology of quick clay, an unstable soil responsible for many landslides. We show that above a critical stress the material starts flowing abruptly with a very large viscosity decrease caused by the flow. This leads to avalanche behavior that accounts for the instability of quick clay soils. Reproducing landslides on a small scale in the laboratory shows that an additional factor that determines the violence of the slides is the inhomogeneity of the flow. We propose a simple yield stress model capable of reproducing the laboratory landslide data, allowing us to relate landslides to the measured rheology. PMID:19905837

Khaldoun, Asmae; Moller, Peder; Fall, Abdoulaye; Wegdam, Gerard; De Leeuw, Bert; Méheust, Yves; Otto Fossum, Jon; Bonn, Daniel

2009-10-28

192

Quick Clay and Landslides of Clayey Soils  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the rheology of quick clay, an unstable soil responsible for many landslides. We show that above a critical stress the material starts flowing abruptly with a very large viscosity decrease caused by the flow. This leads to avalanche behavior that accounts for the instability of quick clay soils. Reproducing landslides on a small scale in the laboratory shows that an additional factor that determines the violence of the slides is the inhomogeneity of the flow. We propose a simple yield stress model capable of reproducing the laboratory landslide data, allowing us to relate landslides to the measured rheology.

Khaldoun, Asmae; Moller, Peder; Fall, Abdoulaye; Wegdam, Gerard; de Leeuw, Bert; Méheust, Yves; Otto Fossum, Jon; Bonn, Daniel

2009-10-01

193

S-CP Cards and Independence  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: One card is selected at random from the following set of 6 cards, each of which has a number and a black or white symbol: $\\{\\bf 2\\triangle, 4\\square, ...

194

Catalog card production with a programmable terminal.  

PubMed

Application of a programmable terminal and printer to the cataloging task of a small medical library is described. The application is independent of a computer; the terminal is used in "local" mode only. Full sets of catalog cards are produced, following a single typing of descriptive cataloging data and tracings. Books can be cataloged the same day they are received. Actual cost per book is just over a dollar, for equipment rental, card stock, and the cataloger's time at the console, after call number, tracings, and main entry for the book have been determined. PMID:831883

McTigue, E; Robinson, M E; Saver, B; Schultz, C K

1977-01-01

195

High density electrical card connector system  

DOEpatents

An electrical circuit board card connection system is disclosed which comprises a wedge-operated locking mechanism disposed along an edge portion of the printed circuit board. An extrusion along the edge of the circuit board mates with an extrusion fixed to the card cage having a plurality of electrical connectors. The connection system allows the connectors to be held away from the circuit board during insertion/extraction and provides a constant mating force once the circuit board is positioned and the wedge inserted. The disclosed connection system is a simple solution to the need for a greater number of electrical signal connections.

Haggard, J. Eric (Elgin, IL); Trotter, Garrett R. (Aurora, IL)

2000-01-01

196

Catalog card production with a programmable terminal.  

PubMed Central

Application of a programmable terminal and printer to the cataloging task of a small medical library is described. The application is independent of a computer; the terminal is used in "local" mode only. Full sets of catalog cards are produced, following a single typing of descriptive cataloging data and tracings. Books can be cataloged the same day they are received. Actual cost per book is just over a dollar, for equipment rental, card stock, and the cataloger's time at the console, after call number, tracings, and main entry for the book have been determined. Images

McTigue, E; Robinson, M E; Saver, B; Schultz, C K

1977-01-01

197

What's Hot--and Not--in Card Access Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes four uses of newer card access systems on college campuses: stored value, entitlement, access control, and vending. Discusses the continued reluctance of schools to move to cards containing computer chips rather than simply magnetic stripes. (EV)

Sturgeon, Julie

2002-01-01

198

48 CFR 413.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisition Methods 413.301 Governmentwide commercial purchase card. USDA policy and procedures on use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card are established in Departmental Regulation Series...

2011-10-01

199

12 CFR 1026.12 - Special credit card provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Special credit card provisions. 1026.12 Section 1026... TRUTH IN LENDING (REGULATION Z) Open-End Credit § 1026.12 Special credit card provisions. (a) Issuance of credit...

2013-01-01

200

What's Hot--and Not--in Card Access Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes four uses of newer card access systems on college campuses: stored value, entitlement, access control, and vending. Discusses the continued reluctance of schools to move to cards containing computer chips rather than simply magnetic stripes. (EV)|

Sturgeon, Julie

2002-01-01

201

76 FR 2930 - Market Test of Experimental Product: “Gift Cards  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...POSTAL SERVICE Market Test of Experimental Product: ``Gift Cards'' AGENCY: Postal Service \\TM\\. ACTION: Notice...c)(1) that it will begin a market test of its ``Gift Cards'' experimental product on or around May 1, 2011. The...

2011-01-18

202

Free-space optics for high-speed reconfigurable card-to-card optical interconnects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-speed card-to-card optical interconnects are highly demanded in high-performance computing and data centers. Compared with other solutions, free-space optical interconnects have the capability of providing both reconfigurability and flexibility. In this paper we propose and experimentally demonstrate a free-space based reconfigurable optical interconnect architecture and it is capable of connecting cards located both inside the same rack as well as in different racks. Results show that 3×10 Gb/s data transmission is achieved with a worst-case receiver sensitivity better than -9.38 dBm.

Wang, Ke; Nirmalathas, Ampalavanpillai; Lim, Christina; Skafidas, Efstratios; Alameh, Kamal

2013-09-01

203

7 CFR 305.18 - Quick freeze treatment schedule.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Quick freeze treatment schedule. 305...PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS Quick Freeze Treatments § 305.18 Quick freeze treatment schedule. (a...United States or its territorial waters, or is otherwise disposed...

2010-01-01

204

7 CFR 305.18 - Quick freeze treatment schedule.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Quick freeze treatment schedule. 305...PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS Quick Freeze Treatments § 305.18 Quick freeze treatment schedule. (a...United States or its territorial waters, or is otherwise disposed...

2009-01-01

205

Specification of the JavaCard API in JML  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on an effort to increase the reliability of JavaCard-based smart cards by means of formal specification and verification of JavaCard source code. As a first step, lightweight formal interface specifications, written in the specification language JML, have been developed for all the classes in the JavaCard API (version 2.1). They make many of the implicit assumptions underlying

Erik Poll; Joachim Van Den Berg; Bart Jacobs

2000-01-01

206

Jakarta: A Toolset for Reasoning about JavaCard  

Microsoft Academic Search

JavaCard [22] is a dialect of Java that enables Java technology to run on new generation smart cards and other devices with limited memory. As JavaCard is becoming increasingly popular, there has been a strong interest, both from academics and industrials, to reason formally about the JavaCard platform. This paper reports on preliminary results with Jakarta, a toolset for specifying

Gilles Barthe; Guillaume Dufay; Marieke Huisman; Simão Melo De Sousa

2001-01-01

207

The 1975 Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide Quick Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a quick guide for choosing a chemical to use to control a certain pest on a specific crop. Information in the book was obtained from manufacturers' labels and from the USDA and FDA pesticide summary. The book is divided into four parts: (1) insecticides, (2) herbicides, (3) fungicides, and (4) conversion tables. Each of the first three…

Page, Bill G.; Thomson, W. T.

208

Wafer Switch Having Quick Release Connector.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The electrical switch serves as a switch and as a quick release connector. It includes two spaced apart contacts. One contact is formed as a plug-in jack type and contains a spring biased member which is adapted to electrically engage the other contact wh...

R. H. Semenoff W. J. Donahue

1964-01-01

209

Quick Dissection of the Segmental Bronchi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Knowledge of the three-dimensional anatomy of the bronchopulmonary segments is essential for respiratory medicine. This report describes a quick guide for dissecting the segmental bronchi in formaldehyde-fixed human material. All segmental bronchi are easy to dissect, and thus, this exercise will help medical students to better understand the…

Nakajima, Yuji

2010-01-01

210

Supplier perceptions of quick response systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to explore supply chain management issues in the Scottish textile and clothing industry, such as company awareness of automatic replenishment (AR) systems, quick response implementation (QRI), and relationships within the supply chain. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Face-to-face interviews were undertaken with 33 Scottish suppliers. Findings – Results indicate that less than a third of

Grete Birtwistle; Susan S. Fiorito; Christopher M. Moore

2006-01-01

211

Quick-Disconnect Inflatable Seal Assembly.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The present invention concerns an inflatable seal assembly adapted for use with a bayonet quick-disconnect system particularly useful for the insulated transfer of cryogenic consumables in orbit (such as between a space station and a re-supply vehicle). T...

K. D. Buehler J. E. Fesmire

1987-01-01

212

The 1975 Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide Quick Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is a quick guide for choosing a chemical to use to control a certain pest on a specific crop. Information in the book was obtained from manufacturers' labels and from the USDA and FDA pesticide summary. The book is divided into four parts: (1) insecticides, (2) herbicides, (3) fungicides, and (4) conversion tables. Each of the first three…

Page, Bill G.; Thomson, W. T.

213

Quick release storage battery closure assembly  

SciTech Connect

A quick release storage battery closure assembly for removably engaging the inspection opening defining bosses on a storage battery, the one that replaces the individual caps that normally are used for closing the inspection openings. The closure assembly is particularly adapted for use where the storage batteries are arranged as a group, such as on a golf cart or industrial vehicle.

Braswell, R.R.

1984-10-16

214

Quick response: perceptions of UK fashion retailers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Defines and discusses the level of quick response implementation by fashion retailers, their understanding of quality response (QR) is explored and the processes for replenishments examined. This exploratory study, based on a survey of fashion retailers trading in the UK, revealed that information technology is particularly important to the large, multiple “own brand” fashion retailers as it enables the various

Grete Birtwistle; Noreen Siddiqui; Susan S. Fiorito

2003-01-01

215

Equilibrium flash calculations quickly computed on PC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Equilibrium flash calculations can be computed quickly by an interactive Fortran program developed for personal computers. The program determines the equilibrium separation of a stream for multicomponent mixtures in oil, gas, and chemical processes, resulting in a liquid-vapor equilibrium mixture. Results are obtained much faster than with previously published programs. Flash vaporization calculations involving multicomponent mixtures are essential to the

Coker

1991-01-01

216

JOC Be Nimble, JOC Be Quick  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Given our aging and crowded schools, today's administrators have to focus their attention on modernizing facilities. The Job Order Contracting (JOC) procurement method allows school administrators to complete a large number of high quality maintenance projects quickly with a single, competitively bid contract. The JOC process fits schools' unique…

Schreyer, Paul R.

2012-01-01

217

Credit and Charge Cards Selection Criteria in Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigates the main dimensions and attributes that Greek cardholders consider of importance when selecting a card. Reviews the Greek credit and charge card market characteristics, competitive environment and cardholders? profiles in relation to the main literature on credit cards. Investigates a representative quota sample of Greek cardholders – taking into account demographic factors such as age, sex and income –

Arthur Meidan; Dimitris Davo

1994-01-01

218

Disentangling dimensions in the dimensional change card-sorting task  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dimensional change card-sorting task (DCCS task) is frequently used to assess young children's executive abilities. However, the source of children's difficulty with this task is still under debate. In the standard DCCS task, children have to sort, for example, test cards with a red cherry or a blue banana into two boxes marked with target cards showing a blue

Daniela Kloo; Josef Perner

2005-01-01

219

The Good Guys: Natural Enemies of Insects ID Cards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Thirty common natural enemies are presented on summary cards containing identification, host range, life cycle, related species, and other information. Physical cards with the same information on them as this electronic version can be purchased. The information is accurate but typically general in nature- these cards should be most useful in introductory pest management courses, etc.

0002-11-30

220

Returns To Information Search: Consumer Credit Card Shopping Decisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest rate competition and risk-based pricing have created wide price dispersions in credit card interest rates. In this environment, searching for price information on credit cards is critical for many consumers, especially revolvers. Using the 1995 Survey of Consumer Finances, payoff to consumers' search was estimated. A measure of potential savings was calculated based on the range of credit card

Jinkook Lee; Jeanne M. Hogarth

221

Tamper-resistant Smart Cards - Too Much To Ask For?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Smart cards are convenient and reasonably secure cryptographic tokens. We will therefore see an increasing number of smart card systems as electronic purses, per- sonal health information storages, pay-TV, etc. This paper will discuss the difficulty of making smart cards tamper-resistant to persons with different levels of expertise, resources and time. Some general design guidelines are given and various common

Ville Taponen

222

Hardware and Software Symbiosis Helps Smart Card Evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The need to manage and secure a rapidly growing informa- tion network has focused increasing attention on smart card technology. Over the past decade, smart cards evolved from oering basic mem- ory to complex systems with chips that incorporate powerful processing units with dedicated peripherals. This evolution enabled a wide range of applications. Smart card applications include nancial transactions, e-commerce,

Jean-françois Dhem; Nathalie Feyt

2001-01-01

223

Advertising disclosures and CSR practices of credit card issuers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to test the relations among consumers' attitudes toward disclosures in credit card issuers' print ads, attitudes toward credit card issuers' CSR practices, and attitudes toward credit card issuers in general, with a survey study. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey study with a convenient sampling consisting of college students is used to test the relations among consumers'

Alex Wang

2009-01-01

224

41 CFR 101-26.509 - Tabulating machine cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2007-07-01 true Tabulating machine cards. 101-26.509 Section 101-26...Programs § 101-26.509 Tabulating machine cards. Procurement by Federal agencies of tabulating machine cards shall be made in accordance...

2011-07-01

225

Index Cards: Computer-Assisted Instruction for Financially Deprived Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a method of using index cards to teach both vocabulary and grammar. The cards have a question on one side and an answer on the other, providing the student with immediate reinforcement. Such a method provides an inexpensive alternative to computer assisted instruction. Sample exercises and index cards are given. (PJM)|

Chardkoff, Joan Corb

1981-01-01

226

High density printed electrical circuit board card connection system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A zero insertion\\/extraction force printed circuit board card connection system comprises a cam-operated locking mechanism disposed along an edge portion of the printed circuit board. The extrusions along the circuit board mate with an extrusion fixed to the card cage having a plurality of electrical connectors. The card connection system allows the connectors to be held away from the circuit

Baumbaugh

1997-01-01

227

Using Baseball Card Prices to Measure Star Quality and Monopsony  

Microsoft Academic Search

Baseball card prices are used to capture star quality in a new measure of productivity in Major League Baseball. Star quality, which impacts revenues, is determined from a player's baseball card price as the residual in a fit of card prices to performance statistics. This measure is entered into the computation of individual player marginal revenue product and compared to

Charles J. Mullin; Lucia F. Dunn

2002-01-01

228

Linguistic and cultural authenticity of ‘Spanglish’ greeting cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past scholarly work has examined commercial greeting cards as an important cultural practice. The growing presence in the USA of bilingual greeting cards offers a site for understanding public uses of contact varieties of language. This paper analyses the reactions of 30 college educated US-raised bilingual Latinos to 17 intrasententially codeswitched Spanish–English greeting cards. Despite a few exceptions, there were

Kim Potowski

2011-01-01

229

Age of Majority Cards and Drinking among Young People.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined use of age of majority cards (identification indicating legal drinking age status in Ontario) among 3,395 secondary school students. Found card status to be significantly related to frequency of alcohol use, problems, and place of drinking. Found little evidence that age of majority cards are an effective device for limiting access of…

Smart, Reginald G.; Adlaf, Edward M.

1987-01-01

230

The Mobile Java CardTM? Grid Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This position paper presents an overview of the Mobile Java Card Grid project that consists in setting up a grid like mobile infrastructure based on SIM cards. It combines the Java Card Grid infrastructure developed at the LaBRI, the SIM experience and tools of the Royal Holloway University of London, and some features of the MADNESS project developed at the

Serge Chaumette; Konstantinos Markantonakis; Keith Mayes; Damien Sauveron

231

22 CFR 50.9 - Card of identity.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Card of identity. 50.9 Section 50...Abroad § 50.9 Card of identity. When authorized by...examiners may issue a card of identity for travel to the United States to nationals of the United States...

2013-04-01

232

Using Coq to Verify Java Card Applet Isolation Properties  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on the use of the Coq proof assistant for the formal verication of applet isolation properties in Java Card technology. We focus on the conden tiality property. We show how this property is veried by the card manager and the APIs, extending our former proof addressing the Java Card virtual machine. We also show how our verication

June Andronick; Boutheina Chetali; Olivier Ly

2003-01-01

233

Vulnerabilities in First-Generation RFID-enabled Credit Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

RFID-enabled credit cards are widely deployed in the United States and other countries, but no public study has thoroughly analyzed the mechanisms that provide both security and privacy. Using samples from a variety of RFID-enabled credit cards, our study observes that (1) the cardholder's name and often credit card number and expiration are leaked in plaintext to unauthenticated readers, (2)

Thomas S. Heydt-benjamin; Daniel V. Bailey; Kevin Fu; Ari Juels; Tom O’Hare

2007-01-01

234

["Quick Return Service" of the surgical pathology].  

PubMed

The "Quick Return Service" of laboratory information would be the service for patients and clinicians that supply the laboratory information the instance that the specimens and the requests of laboratory examinations are accepted by the laboratory on the basis of the hospital information system (HIS) and the high-speed hospital transportation system of the specimens. Is the "Quick Return Service" of the pathological diagnosis possible and necessary? This question led the author to review the technical environments of the pathological diagnosis, especially of the frozen section diagnosis through our experience at the surgical pathology division of the Department of Laboratory Medicine of National Defense Medical College (NDMC) Hospital. Through the review, it appears that the supporting system for surgical pathologists to frozen section diagnosis ("Quick Return Service") is essential. Pathologists often need clinical and radiological information at the pathological diagnosis. For quick gaining of the information by surgical pathologists on the "Quick Return Service", the efficient HIS including hospital PACS (picture archiving and communication system) is necessary. Standardization and quality assurance of images of frozen section are also necessary. The technical environments of telepathology are developing. The interinstitution consultation through the telepathology will be the indispensable help for the "general" surgical pathologists confronting the problematic cases in the small hospitals that are deficient of pathologists. With the help of staff of the surgical pathology division of the NDMC hospital and the technologists of Mitsubishi Electronics, Co, the author has tried to develop the archiving system of frozen section pictures on the digital image management system.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8531383

Tamai, S

1995-10-01

235

Flash Cards and Animation Software for Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes how a software program for DOS/Windows manages a collection of pictures such as photographic slides, overheads, or computer images in one or more databases. Explains how it transforms image files to raw binary files that can then be displayed like flash cards, or as an animated series of images. (Author/LRW)|

Byers, John A.

1999-01-01

236

Looking at Debit and Credit Card Fraud  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article, written jointly by a mathematician and a barrister, looks at some of the statistical issues raised by court cases based on fraud involving chip and PIN cards. It provides examples and insights that statistics teachers should find helpful. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)|

Porkess, Roger; Mason, Stephen

2012-01-01

237

Radio Assisted Identification Device: A Universal Card  

Microsoft Academic Search

George Mason University uses photo identification cards with magnetic stripes. This system contains multiple points of vulnerability for the campus community which could lead to identification theft. This problem may further result in unauthorized purchases and entries into buildings and dormitories. Security issues have become increasingly relevant on university campuses due to random occurrences of violent acts. When these situations

G. Kukkala; N. Adechoubou; G. Negrin; L. Dinh; M. Capayachi

2009-01-01

238

International chemical safety cards and global harmonization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs) project began in 1986 and is an undertaking of the International Programme on Chemical Safety (UNEP, ILO and WHO). It is being developed in co-operation with the Commission of the European Communities. ICSCs are comprehensive, concise, and simple summaries of essential health and safety information on specific chemicals for use as basic information and

Richard W. Niemeier; Isaac Obadia

2001-01-01

239

North Carolina Child Health Report Card, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This sixth annual report card is produced to heighten awareness of the health of the children of North Carolina by summarizing important child health indicators. The report is intended to assist health administrators, legislators, and family advocates in their efforts to improve the health and safety of children statewide. Data are presented for…

North Carolina Child Advocacy Inst., Raleigh.

240

The Case for National DNA Identification Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Foes of the United States have demonstrated their ability to strike at the heart of this country. Fear of renewed attacks and a desire for greater national security have now prompted many to call for improvements in the national personal identification system. In particular, the possibility of a national identification card containing the carrier's DNA information is being seriously considered.

Ben Quarmby

2003-01-01

241

Signing an organ donor card: Psychological factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personality factors related to organ donor card signing were explored in a sample of 94 students. Nondonors scored higher on Tempter's Death Anxiety Scale, Collett-Lester Fear of Death of Self, Death of Others, and Dying of Self subscales, and a scale of physical anxiety. Donors scored higher on a Likert scale reflecting acceptance of dying and, not surprisingly, on self-efficacy

Rosemary A. Robbins

1990-01-01

242

Dealing with Student Credit Card Debt.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While most college students use credit cards responsibly, it is estimated that more than one in ten students do not. These students are at risk for accumulating a level of debt that can seriously undermine their future. Offers ten suggestions for how institutions of higher education can help prevent this problem. (Author/MKA)|

Stanford, William E.

1999-01-01

243

Inexpensive Data Acquisition with a Sound Card  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Signal generators, oscilloscopes, and data acquisition (DAQ) systems are standard components of the modern experimental physics laboratory. The sound card, a built-in component in the ubiquitous personal computer, can be utilized for all three of these tasks and offers an attractive option for labs in developing countries such as…

Hassan, Umer; Pervaiz, Saad; Anwar, Muhammad Sabieh

2011-01-01

244

Microprocessor smart cards with fingerprint user authentication  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the great increase in information technology systems where user authentication is needed, security relies on using PINs or passwords. The scientific community is trying to improve biometric techniques in order for them to be accepted as an alternative to other user authentication schemes. One sector where user identity must be verified is identification cards. In fact, if high

R. Sanchez-Reillo; C. Sanchez-Avila; L. Mengibar-Pozo

2002-01-01

245

Public Service and the Disappearing Card Catalog  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In January 1980, the Library of Congress will freeze its card catalogs preparatory to going online and adopt the cataloging rules of AACR 2. Related issues of particular interest to public service librarians include revisions of LC subject headings, possible use of arbitrary symbols for the shelflist, and the degree of linkage between the…

Kohl, David F.

1978-01-01

246

Library Cards for the 21st Century  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents several reflections on the traditional card catalogues and RDF (Resource Description Framework), which is “the” standard for creating the Semantic Web. This work grew out of discussion between the authors after the Working Group on Metadata Schemes meeting held at IFLA conference in Buenos Aires (2004). The paper provides an overview of RDF from the perspective of

Charles McCathieNevile; Eva Méndez

2007-01-01

247

Checking Secure Interactions of Smart Card Applets  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an approach enabling a smart card is- suer to verify that a new applet securely interacts with already down- loaded applets. A security policy has been dened that associates levels to applet attributes and methods and denes authorized flows between levels. We propose a technique based on model checking to verify that actual information flows between applets

Pierre Bieber; Jacques Cazin; Pierre Girard; Jean-louis Lanet; Virginie Wiels; Guy Zanon

2000-01-01

248

Printed Circuit Card Hybrid Fiber Optic Connector.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A hybrid connector is presented whereby both electrical and fiber optic cables are connected to a printed circuit card. The connector consists of a female half which contains a plurality of fiber optic contact inserts molded into the connector, and also f...

A. Flores

1982-01-01

249

Orson Scott Card’s Ender and Bean: The Exceptional Child as Hero  

Microsoft Academic Search

Orson Scott Card’s “school stories in outer space,” Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow, purportedly occur at the same time and tell the “same” story, but from the perspectives of two different child protagonists. Scenes in Ender’s Shadow even reproduce text from Ender’s Game. Nevertheless, 14 years elapsed between the publications of the two books. This essay brings child studies and exceptionality

Christine Doyle

2004-01-01

250

Region-suited geography playing card deck with main information and place-filler suit cards; a companion deck; and games  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

This invention comprises a method for teaching/learning about the general location of major political units of contemporary society using a series of sets of decks of geography playing cards; each set of decks comprises a world regions deck, a suited country card deck, an unsuited country card deck and a blotswanna card deck. The world regions card deck represents contemporary settled earth and comprises a plurality of continental landmass area suits and a plurality of region cards. Each suited country card deck represents one continental area and comprises a plurality of region suits and a plurality of political unit or country cards. Each unsuited country card deck also represents one continental area and comprises a plurality of political unit or country cards. World regions and country card decks provide three different, and increasing, levels of card play difficulty. A blotswanna card deck comprises a plurality of cards, as well, and is used to structure the card play of regions and country card decks. Blotswanna cards structure use by mandating player compilation of a particular combination of cards from a deck and assigning varying point values to mandate achievement, from hand-to-hand of play. The blotswanna card deck, thus, structures learning and heightens excitement. Other novel features include improved directional-suit configurations and improved directional-suit naming conventions. Use of place-filler cards in country card decks enables development of locational suited decks wherein the suits of a deck have identical numbers of suit cards. Identical numbers of suit cards facilitate the play of adaptations of a number of popular card games. A card game developed for use with the invention and a version of the invention for use by young children are also included.

1999-07-27

251

Quick-setting concrete and a method for making quick-setting concrete  

DOEpatents

A method for producing quick setting concrete is provided comprising hydrng a concrete dry mixture with carbonate solution to create a slurry, and allowing the slurry to cure. The invention also provides for a quick setting concrete having a predetermined proportion of CaCO.sub.3 of between 5 and 23 weight percent of the entire concrete mixture, and whereby the concrete has a compression strength of approximately 4,000 pounds per square inch (psi) within 24 hours after pouring.

Wagh, Arun S. (Joliet, IL); Singh, Dileep (Westmont, IL); Pullockaran, Jose D. (Trenton, NJ); Knox, Lerry (Glen Ellyn, IL)

1997-01-01

252

Astronomical Data Analysis on Graphics Cards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Increasing detector sizes and advanced algorithms make astronomical data analysis tasks computationally demanding. Tools are therefore needed that simplify the development of parallel data analysis algorithms. Modern graphics cards offer a large amount of processing power at low cost and therefore have the potential to benefit these analyzes. However, the massively parallel nature of these devices makes them difficult to develop for. In this talk, we present a library of general purpose vector operations that can run on graphics cards. Bindings to widely used data analysis tools, including IDL and Matlab are provided, enabling scientists to take advantage of the enhanced processing power from within a familiar environment. We will present the programming interface and performance results for example applications.

Messmer, Peter; Mullowney, Paul; Galloy, Michael; Fillmore, David; Granger, Brian; Amyx, Keegan; Fillmore, David

2008-04-01

253

MCNP6 Fission Multiplicity with FMULT Card  

SciTech Connect

With the merger of MCNPX and MCNP5 into MCNP6, MCNP6 now provides all the capabilities of both codes allowing the user to access all the fission multiplicity data sets. Detailed in this paper is: (1) the new FMULT card capabilities for accessing these different data sets; (2) benchmark calculations, as compared to experiment, detailing the results of selecting these separate data sets for thermal neutron induced fission on U-235.

Wilcox, Trevor [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fensin, Michael Lorne [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hendricks, John S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; James, Michael R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; McKinney, Gregg W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-18

254

Quick identification technique of fault conditions in cascaded H-Bridge multilevel converters  

Microsoft Academic Search

With reference to multilevel converters in cascaded H-bridge configuration, the paper presents a technique suitable to quickly identify fault conditions during normal operations. First a modulation technique generalized to m-level converters is synthetically illustrated in order to evidence the presence of different modulation patterns and the corresponding criteria of selection in normal operating conditions. Then, all the \\

G. Brando; A. Dannier; A. Del Pizzo; R. Rizzo

2007-01-01

255

Quick-sealing design for radiological containment  

DOEpatents

A quick-sealing assembly and method for forming an adhesive seal on opposite sides of a mechanical seal for a flexible containment bag of the type used for working with radioactively contaminated objects. The assembly includes an elongated mechanical fastener having opposing engaging members affixed at a predetermined distance from each of the elongated edges, with an adhesive layer formed between the mechanical fastener and the elongated edge such that upon engagement of the mechanical fastener and adhesive layers to opposing containment fabric, a neat triple hermetic seal is formed.

Rampolia, Donald S. (Pittsburgh, PA); Speer, Elmer (Ruffsdale, PA)

1990-01-01

256

QuickStudy: Library Research Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Referencing good information sources can strengthen your speech or research paper. You can access information in books, articles and web sources through library research, but sometimes it's difficult to know where and how to look for the information you need. Quickstudy will help find quality information sources by guiding you through the process of conducting effective library research. QuickStudy comprises eight modules, each of which contains several short lessons (usually a page or more in length). These modules will familiarize you with strategies for approaching research as well as introduce you to some of the computer resources you will use as you research your topic.

University Libraries (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities)

1999-09-01

257

Quick-sealing design for radiological containment  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a quick-sealing assembly and method for forming an adhesive seal on opposite sides of a mechanical seal for a flexible containment bag of the type used for working with radioactively contaminated objects. The assembly includes an elongated mechanical fastener having opposing engaging members affixed at a predetermined distance from each of the elongated edges, with an adhesive layer formed between the mechanical fastener and the elongated edge such that upon engagement of the mechanical fastener and adhesive layers to opposing containment fabric, a neat triple hermetic seal is formed.

Rampolia, D.S.; Speer, E.

1990-04-10

258

Quick-sealing design for radiological containment  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a quick-sealing assembly and method for forming an adhesive seal on opposite sides of a mechanical seal for a flexible containment bag of the type used for working with radioactively contaminated objects. The assembly includes an elongated mechanical fastener having opposing engaging members affixed at a predetermined distance from each of the elongated edges, with an adhesive layer formed between the mechanical fastener and the elongated edge such that upon engagement of the mechanical fastener and adhesive layers to opposing containment fabric, a neat triple hermetic seal is formed.

Rampdla, D.S.; Speer, E.

1991-11-05

259

Smart cards: a specific application in the hospital.  

PubMed

Computers have the ability to process and access tremendous amounts of information in our daily lives. But, now, individuals have this ability by carrying a smart card in their own wallets. These cards provide us the versatility, power, and security of computers. This study begins with a short description of smart cards and their advantages. Then, an electronic circuit that is designed for healthcare application in hospitals is introduced. This circuit functions as a smart card holder identifier, access controller for hospital doors and also can be used as a smart card reader/writer. Design steps of this electronic circuit, operation principles, serial communication with P.C., and the software are examined. Finally a complete access control network for hospital doors that functions with smart cards is discussed. PMID:9871875

Güler, I; Zengin, R M; Sönmez, M

1998-12-01

260

Quick-setting concrete and a method for making quick-setting concrete  

DOEpatents

A method for producing quick setting concrete is provided comprising mixing a concrete dry mixture with carbonate solution to create a slurry, and allowing the slurry to cure. The invention also provides for a quick setting concrete having a predetermined proportion of CaCO{sub 3} of between 5 and 23 weight percent of the entire concrete mixture, and whereby the concrete has a compression strength of approximately 4,000 pounds per square inch (psi) within 24 hours after pouring. 2 figs.

Wagh, A.S.; Singh, D.; Pullockaran, J.D.; Knox, L.

1997-04-29

261

Intelligent card processing terminal of urban rail transit in Nanjing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to improve the compatibility, security and expandability of Automatic Fare Collection System in rail transit, and reduce the maintenance cost, intelligent card processing terminal is proposed in this paper. The operation flow and features of intelligent card processing terminal are analyzed in detailed, and the software and hardware structures and business treatment process are designed. Finally, the security mechanism of intelligent card processing terminal is summarized. The application results shows that Intelligent card processing terminal makes interconnection among lines easier, creates considerable economic efficiency and the social efficiency, and can be widely used.

Xia, Dechuan; Zhang, Xiaojun; Song, Yana; He, Tiejun

2011-10-01

262

High density printed electrical circuit board card connection system  

DOEpatents

A zero insertion/extraction force printed circuit board card connection system comprises a cam-operated locking mechanism disposed along an edge portion of the printed circuit board. The extrusions along the circuit board mate with an extrusion fixed to the card cage having a plurality of electrical connectors. The card connection system allows the connectors to be held away from the circuit board during insertion/extraction and provides a constant mating force once the circuit board is positioned. The card connection system provides a simple solution to the need for a greater number of electrical signal connections.

Baumbaugh, Alan E. (Aurora, IL)

1997-01-01

263

The Quick Response Team: a pilot project.  

PubMed

The Quick Response Team, consisting of physicians, nurses and social workers in an emergency room setting, conducted a five month pilot project whose overall goal was to eliminate unnecessary admissions to an acute care hospital. This paper reports on the three social work objectives of the program: high risk screening and direct intervention, including assessment, short-term counselling, information, and referral; follow-up services; and social work coverage to all units after hours. Over a 4 month period 11.6% of all patients in the emergency room were assessed by the social work staff and 24 non-acute admissions were deferred. The results of the study confirm the effectiveness of a social work presence in the emergency department in reducing non-acute admissions and in providing continuity of care for patients at high social risk. PMID:1667046

Boyack, V J; Bucknum, A E

1991-01-01

264

Report card--Murray-Darling Basin--2001.  

PubMed

Ongoing deterioration of the riverine environments of the Murray-Darling Basin led the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council to introduce a Cap in 1995 to halt the growth in diversions of water for consumptive use. This initiative recognised the finite nature of water resources in the Basin and sought to introduce a balance between off-stream use of water and protection of the riverine environment. But the cap is only one step, albeit a fundamental one, in restoring the Basin's rivers--it is a "stake in the ground". Parties to the Murray-Darling Basin Initiative recognise the need to reverse decades of creeping decline if the Basin's rivers and riverine environments are to return to a more ecologically sustainable condition. In the last 12 months, Council and Commission have taken far-reaching decisions designed to restore the Basin's Rivers. Many of these decisions, even 10 years ago, would have been unimaginable. The Report Card will explain the need for a number of recent decisions that will impact on the future of the Basin's rivers. For example, Council's decision to establish an Environmental Manager function in the Office of the Commission was made in the context of the recently agreed Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) Policy, and supporting Sustainable Rivers Audit. The role of targets and accountabilities under the ICM Policy will also be discussed. The Report Card will also present a snapshot of the state of the Basin's rivers and the actions being taken at a range of scales and locations in response to identified problems. Because some of the key initiatives are still in development, this Report Card will set the scene by describing where our attention is being focused and why. PMID:12171345

Goss, K

2002-01-01

265

25 CFR 543.10 - What are the minimum internal control standards for card games?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...minimum internal control standards for card games? 543.10 Section 543.10 Indians...minimum internal control standards for card games? (a) Supervision. Supervision...transaction or independent of the card games department; or (2) A dealer may...

2013-04-01

266

19 CFR 112.48 - Revocation or suspension of identification cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...revocation or suspension of identification cards. An identification card issued pursuant to...shall suspend or revoke an identification card by serving notice...evidence and testimony of witnesses in such...

2013-04-01

267

75 FR 48642 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Tag Recapture Card  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection; Comment Request; Tag Recapture Card AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric...II. Method of Collection The recapture cards will be sent out to the constituents who will fill in the cards with the pertinent information when...

2010-08-11

268

77 FR 65166 - Information Collection; Request for Comment; Visitor Permit and Visitor Registration Card  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Visitor Permit and Visitor Registration Card AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION...Visitor Permit and Visitor Registration Card). DATES: Comments must be received in...Visitor Permit and Visitor Registration Card. OMB Number: 0596-0019....

2012-10-25

269

77 FR 42753 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Identification Card  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Activities: Application for Identification Card AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection...concerning the Application for Identification Card (CBP Form 3078). This request for comment...Title: Application for Identification Card. OMB Number: 1651-0008. Form...

2012-07-20

270

78 FR 37561 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Customer Comment Card  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Under OMB Review: TSA Customer Comment Card AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration...Requirement Title: TSA Customer Comment Card. Type of Request: Revision of a currently...Abstract: 1652-0030; TSA Customer Comment Card. This renewal continues a voluntary...

2013-06-21

271

75 FR 73125 - Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Visitor Survey Card  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Park Service Visitor Survey Card AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior...related to these goals. The Visitor Survey Card (VSC) project measures performance toward those goals through a short visitor survey card. The project is an element of the...

2010-11-29

272

[The Göttingen palliative emergency card: improvement of emergency medical care for ambulatory palliative care patients. The "yellow card for rescue services"].  

PubMed

Currently more and more patients with cancer will be treated at home, especially at the final stage of their disease. Relatives and nursing services will therefore be confronted with acute emergency situations concerning these patients. The handling of these acute situations may be beyond the relatives' coping capacity. For that reason the pre-hospital emergency system (2.5% of all emergency calls) will be confronted with very specific needs of these patients. Emergency situations of palliative patients at home are more predictable than other circumstances. It is thus possible to achieve a practicable preparation for such emergency situations. An individual "emergency plan" should be created for these cases.. The plan may be processed in an emergency situation. It may then be possible to avoid emergency calls and make it possible for the patient to remain at home. This promotes the patient's quality of life and his/her predominant desire to stay at home after the emergency. An advance directive should be made which records the patient's wishes. Because of the complexity of an advance directive it is essential to indicated the patient's wishes in a short and quickly read form in case an emergency arises. This is one of the reasons for producing a short version like the "Göttingen palliative emergency card". In acute situations it is then possible quickly to make known the patient's wishes The patient may be given the possibility of remaining at home after an emergency situation has been dealt with successfully. PMID:18431708

Wiese, C H R; Bartels, U; Geyer, A; Duttge, G; Graf, B M; Hanekop, G G

2008-05-01

273

IR Cards: Inquiry-Based Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As infrared spectroscopy (IR) is frequently used in undergraduate organic chemistry courses, an inductive introduction to IR spectroscopy that uses index cards printed with spectra, structures, and chemical names is described. Groups of students are given an alphabetized deck of these "IR cards" to sort into functional groups. The students then…

Bennett, Jacqueline; Forster, Tabetha

2010-01-01

274

The role of computer graphics cards in advancing electromagnetics education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past decade video cards have grown from simple interfaces to the monitor to powerful computational engines. The rise in advanced graphics for games has driven the manufacturers of video cards to a more rapid development cycle producing computationally powerful chips. The current generation of advanced graphical processing units (GPU's) has over four times the number of transistors than

A. Z. Elsherbeni

2010-01-01

275

Adverse selection, search costs and sticky credit card rates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several scholars of financial economics observed that during the 1980s, market interest rates declined continuously with little or no impact on credit card rates. Recently, Mey- ercord (1994), Sinkey and Nash (1993), and Sullivan and Worden (1995) recorded sigmficant changes in the credit card market intffcating an increased level of competi- tion. This study represents an attempt to determine the

O. Felix Ayadi

1997-01-01

276

Biomonitoring Brevetoxin Exposure in Mammals Using Blood Collection Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method has been tested in laboratory mice to monitor for the presence of brevetoxins in blood after exposure. The use of blood collection cards is an adaptation of a method employed for rou- tine diagnostic and genetic testing of newborns. Blood is collected and applied to a 0.5-inch diameter circle on a specially prepared blood collection card and allowed

Elizabeth R. Fairey; Noah G. Shuart; Mark Busman; Peter D. R. Moeller; John S. Ramsdell

277

Smart card technology integration in a higher education institution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The application of smart card technology in many industries locally and abroad is common nowadays. The technology is used in ensuring security and attaining functional capabilities. Based on an Internet search, there appears to be several reported cases of successful smart card technology implementation projects. However, there may not be as many challenged projects reported. In this paper, we report

I. H. Ahmad; N. A. A. Jamil; M. Azuddin; N. Mohamed

2010-01-01

278

Regulating debit cards: the case of ad valorem fees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Debit cards have become an indispensable part of the U.S. payments system, accounting for more than a third of consumer payments at point of sale. With this development has come controversy: Card networks charge merchants fees that merchants believe are too high. And most of the fees are ad valorem that is, based on transaction value rather than fixed fees

Zhu Wang

2010-01-01

279

Elements--A Card Game of Chemical Names and Symbols  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Elements" is a competitive card game designed to help middle school students recognize and correlate the names and symbols of the most significant chemical elements. Each student is required to construct his or her own decks of playing cards--one with the names of the chemical elements and one with their corresponding symbols--and compete…

Sevcik, Richard S.; Hicks, O'Dell; Schultz, Linda D.; Alexander, Susan V.

2008-01-01

280

Household Need for Liquidity and the Credit Card Debt Puzzle  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the 2001 U.S. Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), 27% of households report simultaneously revolving significant credit card debt and holding sizeable amounts of liquid assets. These consumers report paying, on average, a 14% interest rate on their debt, while earning only 1 or 2% on their liquid deposit accounts. This phenomenon is known as the “credit card debt puzzle”,

Irina A. Telyukova

2009-01-01

281

Household Need for Liquidity and the Credit Card Debt Puzzle  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the 2001 U.S. Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), 27% of households report simultaneously revolving significant credit card debt and holding sizeable amounts of liquid assets. These consumers report paying, on average, a 14% interest rate on their debt, while earning only 1 or 2% on their liquid deposit accounts. This phenomenon is known as the “credit card debt puzzleâ€,

Irina Telyukova

2008-01-01

282

One in the eye to plastic card fraud  

Microsoft Academic Search

Explores the potential use of behavioural and physiological biometric techniques in the battle against credit card fraud in the retail environment. Discusses automatic speaker and dynamic signature verification, fingerprint and facial recognition, retinal and iris scanning, and hand and finger geometry. The requirement for recognition performance, speed of use, usability and customer acceptance, device and card cost are considered, along

Gail E. Torbet; Ian M. Marshall; Steve Jones

1995-01-01

283

12 CFR 226.12 - Special credit card provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Special credit card provisions. 226.12 Section 226.12... TRUTH IN LENDING (REGULATION Z) Open-End Credit § 226.12 Special credit card provisions. (a) Issuance of credit...

2013-01-01

284

Using Playing Cards to Simulate a Molecular Clock  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Changes in DNA base-repair may serve as an indicator of the time elapsed since divergence from a common ancestor. DNA sequences can now be analyzed. The simulation presented in this article allows students to observe the accumulation of changes in a randomly mutating sequence of playing cards. The cards are analogous to DNA nucleotide or protein…

Westerling, Karin E.

2008-01-01

285

IR Cards: Inquiry-Based Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As infrared spectroscopy (IR) is frequently used in undergraduate organic chemistry courses, an inductive introduction to IR spectroscopy that uses index cards printed with spectra, structures, and chemical names is described. Groups of students are given an alphabetized deck of these "IR cards" to sort into functional groups. The students then…

Bennett, Jacqueline; Forster, Tabetha

2010-01-01

286

Disentangling Dimensions in the Dimensional Change Card-Sorting Task  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The dimensional change card-sorting task (DCCS task) is frequently used to assess young children's executive abilities. However, the source of children's difficulty with this task is still under debate. In the standard DCCS task, children have to sort, for example, test cards with a red cherry or a blue banana into two boxes marked with target…

Kloo, Daniela; Perner, Josef

2005-01-01

287

Challenging Confucius: Western banks in the Chinese credit card market  

Microsoft Academic Search

China has commanded a great deal of interest from virtually all U.S. business sectors. The Chinese credit card market is now particularly intriguing for Western banks. This article examines the strategic minefield that Western banks must navigate as they attempt to compete in the Chinese credit card industry. As an example, Bank of America (BOA)—fresh from purchasing a 9% interest

Justin W. Evans

2008-01-01

288

The Urp-1 Device for Deciphering Punched Cards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An 80-column punched card reader whose construction is based on the K80-6 card verifier is described. The URP-1 reader decodes punched apertures and simultaneously prints this information (number from 0 to 9) at a speed of 10 characters/sec on the 12th ca...

K. K. Beletskii

1968-01-01

289

Reverse Engineering Java Card Applets Using Power Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Power analysis on smart cards is widely used to obtain infor- mation about implemented cryptographic algorithms. We propose sim- ilar methodology for Java Card applets reverse engineering. Because power analysis alone does not provide enough information, we refine our methodology by involving additional information sources. Issues like distinguishing between bytecodes performing similar tasks and reverse engineering of conditional branches and

Dennis Vermoen; Marc F. Witteman; Georgi Gaydadjiev

2007-01-01

290

From Finite State Machines to Provably Correct Java Card Applets  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a systematic approach to developing Java Card ap- plets and\\/or formal specications for them, starting from descriptions in the form of nite state machines. The formal specications are written in the specication language JML, and can be checked against Java Card source code using the static checker ESC\\/Java.

Engelbert Hubbers; Martijn Oostdijk; Erik Poll

2003-01-01

291

Model Checking of Multi-Applet JavaCard Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper describes a framework for model checking JavaCard applets on the bytecode level. From a set of JavaCard applets we extract their method call graphs using a static analysis tool. The resulting structure is translated into a pushdown system for which the model checking problem for Linear Tem- poral Logic (LTL) is decidable, and for which there are ecient

Gennady Chugunov; Lars-åke Fredlund; Dilian Gurov

2002-01-01

292

CARDS (COMPUTER ACCESS TO RESEARCH ON DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS)  

EPA Science Inventory

CARDS stands for Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements. It is a database of federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements. Currently, CARDS contains projects funded by the Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...

293

Quick response airborne command post communications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

National emergencies and strategic crises come in all forms and sizes ranging from natural disasters at one end of the scale up to and including global nuclear warfare at the other. Since the early 1960s the U.S. Government has spent billions of dollars fielding airborne command posts to ensure continuity of government and the command and control function during times of theater conventional, theater nuclear, and global nuclear warfare. Unfortunately, cost has prevented the extension of the airborne command post technology developed for these relatively unlikely events to the lower level, though much more likely to occur, crises such as natural disasters, terrorist acts, political insurgencies, etc. This thesis proposes the implementation of an economical airborne command post concept to address the wide variety of crises ignored by existing military airborne command posts. The system is known as the Quick Response Airborne Command Post (QRAC Post) and is based on the exclusive use of commercially owned and operated aircraft, and commercially available automated data processing and communications resources. The thesis addresses the QRAC Post concept at a systems level and is primarily intended to demonstrate how current technology can be exploited to economically achieve a national objective.

Blaisdell, Randy L.

1988-08-01

294

Equilibrium flash calculations quickly computed on PC  

SciTech Connect

Equilibrium flash calculations can be computed quickly by an interactive Fortran program developed for personal computers. The program determines the equilibrium separation of a stream for multicomponent mixtures in oil, gas, and chemical processes, resulting in a liquid-vapor equilibrium mixture. Results are obtained much faster than with previously published programs. Flash vaporization calculations involving multicomponent mixtures are essential to the design and successful operation of many processes. These calculations are often required to determine the condition of the feed to a fractionation column or to determine the flow of vapor from a reboiler or condensor. Flash calculations often involve trial-and-error solutions which are time consuming, tedious, and subject to error if performed manually. Previous calculation procedures involved the use of programmable calculators which, with the growing use of personal computers, are becoming obsolete. This paper lists ways of producing two-phase mixtures from a single phase at appropriate conditions. The last process in the table typifies the well-head separation that takes place in an oil field. It is termed a flash process because vapor forms as a result of rapidly dropping the pressure.

Coker, A.K. (Davy Energy and Environmental Ltd., Cleveland (GB))

1991-01-14

295

Fabrication of Cantilever-Bump Type Si Probe Card  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Probe card is most important part in the test system which selects the good or bad chip of integrated circuit (IC) chips. Silicon vertical probe card is able to test multiple semiconductor chips simultaneously. We presented cantilever-bump type vertical probe card. It was fabricated by dry etching using RIE(reactive ion etching) technique and porous silicon micromachining using silicon direct bonded (SDB) wafer. Cantilevers and bumps were fabricated by isotropic etching using RIE@. 3-dimensional structures were formed by porous silicon micromachining technique using SDB wafer. Contact resistance of fabricated probe card was less than 2 ? and its life time was more than 200,000 turns. The process used in this work is very simple and reproducible, which has good controllability in the tip dimension and spacing. It is expected that the fabricated probe card can reduce testing time, can promote productivity and enables burn-in test.

Park, Jeong-Yong; Lee, Dong-Seok; Kim, Dong-Kwon; Lee, Jong-Hyun

2000-12-01

296

Maxed out: The Relationship between Credit Card Debt, Credit Card Distress and Grade Point Averages for College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Few students leave college with a plan for paying off their debt. Starting a career inundated with student loans and credit card debt burdens is a reality many college students face today. In the wake of graduation coming to terms with the consequences of credit card debt is stressful for many students. This dissertation observes the relationship…

Smith, Temple Day

2011-01-01

297

Using the Sound Card as a Timer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Experiments in mechanics often involve measuring time intervals much smaller than one second, a task that is hard to perform with handheld stopwatches. This is one of the reasons why photogate timers are so popular in school labs. There is an interesting alternative to stopwatches and photogates, easily available if one has access to a personal computer with sound-recording capability. The idea is simple: a computer sound card can record audio frequencies up to several kilohertz, which means it has a time resolution of a fraction of a millisecond, comparable to that of photogate timers. Many experiments in mechanics can be timed by the sound they produce, and in these situations a direct audio recording may provide accurate measurements of the time intervals of interest. This idea has already been explored in a few cases,1-5 and here we apply it to an experiment that our students found very enjoyable: measuring the speed of soccer balls they kicked.

Aguiar, C. E.; Pereira, M. M.

2011-01-01

298

The Swipe Card Model of Odorant Recognition  

PubMed Central

Just how we discriminate between the different odours we encounter is not completely understood yet. While obviously a matter involving biology, the core issue is a matter for physics: what microscopic interactions enable the receptors in our noses-small protein switches—to distinguish scent molecules? We survey what is and is not known about the physical processes that take place when we smell things, highlighting the difficulties in developing a full understanding of the mechanics of odorant recognition. The main current theories, discussed here, fall into two major groups. One class emphasises the scent molecule's shape, and is described informally as a “lock and key” mechanism. But there is another category, which we focus on and which we call “swipe card” theories: the molecular shape must be good enough, but the information that identifies the smell involves other factors. One clearly-defined “swipe card” mechanism that we discuss here is Turin's theory, in which inelastic electron tunnelling is used to discern olfactant vibration frequencies. This theory is explicitly quantal, since it requires the molecular vibrations to take in or give out energy only in discrete quanta. These ideas lead to obvious experimental tests and challenges. We describe the current theory in a form that takes into account molecular shape as well as olfactant vibrations. It emerges that this theory can explain many observations hard to reconcile in other ways. There are still some important gaps in a comprehensive physics-based description of the central steps in odorant recognition. We also discuss how far these ideas carry over to analogous processes involving other small biomolecules, like hormones, steroids and neurotransmitters. We conclude with a discussion of possible quantum behaviours in biology more generally, the case of olfaction being just one example. This paper is presented in honour of Prof. Marshall Stoneham who passed away unexpectedly during its writing.

Brookes, Jennifer C.; Horsfield, Andrew P.; Stoneham, A. Marshall

2012-01-01

299

The swipe card model of odorant recognition.  

PubMed

Just how we discriminate between the different odours we encounter is not completely understood yet. While obviously a matter involving biology, the core issue isa matter for physics: what microscopic interactions enable the receptors in our noses-small protein switches—to distinguish scent molecules? We survey what is and is not known about the physical processes that take place when we smell things, highlighting the difficulties in developing a full understanding of the mechanics of odorant recognition. The main current theories, discussed here, fall into two major groups. One class emphasises the scent molecule's shape, and is described informally as a "lock and key" mechanism. But there is another category, which we focus on and which we call "swipe card" theories:the molecular shape must be good enough, but the information that identifies the smell involves other factors. One clearly-defined "swipe card" mechanism that we discuss here is Turin's theory, in which inelastic electron tunnelling is used to discern olfactant vibration frequencies. This theory is explicitly quantal, since it requires the molecular vibrations to take in or give out energy only in discrete quanta. These ideas lead to obvious experimental tests and challenges. We describe the current theory in a form that takes into account molecular shape as well as olfactant vibrations. It emerges that this theory can explain many observations hard to reconcile in other ways. There are still some important gaps in a comprehensive physics-based description of the central steps in odorant recognition. We also discuss how far these ideas carry over to analogous processes involving other small biomolecules, like hormones, steroids and neurotransmitters. We conclude with a discussion of possible quantum behaviours in biology more generally, the case of olfaction being just one example. This paper is presented in honour of Prof. Marshall Stoneham who passed away unexpectedly during its writing. PMID:23202229

Brookes, Jennifer C; Horsfield, Andrew P; Stoneham, A Marshall

2012-11-12

300

Printed cards for measuring low-vision reading speed.  

PubMed

There is a growing consensus that clinical evaluation of the real-world consequences of eye disease requires new performance-based tests. This is because Snellen acuity and other common clinical tests are often poor predictors of everyday function. Ahn and Legge [(1995) Vision Research, 35, 1931-1938] validated a computerized test of reading speed by showing that it provides an accurate prediction of low-vision reading performance with magnifiers. Here, we describe development of a printed-card version of the test suitable for clinical use. This printed-card test retains key design features of the validated computerized test, including the same set of sentences and display format. Data from 23 low-vision subjects showed that a very simple testing procedure using printed cards and a stop watch could be used effectively to estimate reading speed. Reading speed based on a single card was quite accurate (SD equal to about 18% of the mean) and showed no practice effects from one card to the next. Reading speeds obtained with printed cards correlated highly (r = 0.887) with those from computerized testing. We conclude that a simple test, using printed cards, can be used to obtain useful estimates of low-vision reading speed. PMID:7660599

Ahn, S J; Legge, G E; Luebker, A

1995-07-01

301

Palynology References  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As a part of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) website, this page provides a list of palynological references related to the Cretaceous Period. These references cover an array of topics including Early Cretaceous gymnosperm pollen, implications of palynofacies on petroleum potential, lignite microfossils, Cretaceous megaspore pollen, microspore pollen and depositional environments.

Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University

302

Reference Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents interesting articles that explore several different areas of reference assessment, including practical case studies and theoretical articles that address a range of issues such as librarian behavior, patron satisfaction, virtual reference, or evaluation design. They include: (1) "Evaluating the Quality of a Chat Service"…

Bivens-Tatum, Wayne

2006-01-01

303

HANFORD WASTE MINEROLOGY REFERENCE REPORT  

SciTech Connect

This report lists the observed mineral phase phases present in the Hanford tanks. This task was accomplished by performing a review of numerous reports using experimental techniques including, but not limited to: x-ray diffraction, polarized light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and particle size distribution analyses. This report contains tables that can be used as a quick reference to identify the crystal phases present observed in Hanford waste.

DISSELKAMP RS

2010-06-18

304

HANFORD WASTE MINERALOGY REFERENCE REPORT  

SciTech Connect

This report lists the observed mineral phases present in the Hanford tanks. This task was accomplished by performing a review of numerous reports that used experimental techniques including, but not limited to: x-ray diffraction, polarized light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and particle size distribution analyses. This report contains tables that can be used as a quick reference to identify the crystal phases observed in Hanford waste.

DISSELKAMP RS

2010-06-29

305

Quantification of mixed chimerism by real time PCR on whole blood-impregnated FTA cards.  

PubMed

This study has investigated quantification of chimerism in sex-mismatched transplantations by quantitative real time PCR (RQ-PCR) using FTA paper for blood sampling. First, we demonstrate that the quantification of DNA from EDTA-blood which has been deposit on FTA card is accurate and reproducible. Secondly, we show that fraction of recipient cells detected by RQ-PCR was concordant between the FTA and salting-out method, reference DNA extraction method. Furthermore, the sensitivity of detection of recipient cells is relatively similar with the two methods. Our results show that this innovative method can be used for MC assessment by RQ-PCR. PMID:17070575

Pezzoli, N; Silvy, M; Woronko, A; Le Treut, T; Lévy-Mozziconacci, A; Reviron, D; Gabert, J; Picard, C

2006-10-27

306

The Cold Dark Matter Search test stand warm electronics card  

SciTech Connect

A card which does the signal processing for four SQUID amplifiers and two charge sensitive channels is described. The card performs the same functions as is presently done with two custom 9U x 280mm Eurocard modules, a commercial multi-channel VME digitizer, a PCI to GPIB interface, a PCI to VME interface and a custom built linear power supply. By integrating these functions onto a single card and using the power over Ethernet standard, the infrastructure requirements for instrumenting a Cold Dark Matter Search (CDMS) detector test stand are significantly reduced.

Hines, Bruce; /Colorado U., Denver; Hansen, Sten; /Fermilab; Huber, Martin; /Colorado U., Denver; Kiper, Terry; /Fermilab; Rau, Wolfgang; /Queen's U., Kingston; Saab, Tarek; /Florida U.; Seitz, Dennis; Sundqvist, Kyle; /UC, Berkeley; Mandic, Vuk; /Minnesota U.

2010-11-01

307

JUST SAY “CHARGE IT”: THE USE OF CREDIT CARDS IN ENTREPRENEURIAL STARTUPS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This paper reviews the use of credit cards insmall business startupsand for everyday use by entrepreneurs. Credit cards, especially those classified as personal accounts, have become a surrogate for traditional sources of capital by bootstrappers. Indeed, the use of credit cards is among several methods,entrepreneurs have adopted to launch businesses. The use of credit cards can be hazardous. On

Robert J. Lahm

308

Credit cards in a Chinese cultural context—The young, affluent Chinese as early adopters  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines the attitudes of early adopters towards holding and using credit cards, especially how the ‘young and affluent Chinese’ view credit cards, in the Chinese cultural context. The findings indicate that frequent users of credit cards are more inclined to agree that: they display traits of new product adopters; credit cards offer them greater convenience; and others regard

Steve Worthington; Frauke Mattison Thompson; David B. Stewart

2011-01-01

309

Measuring Up 2004: The State Report Card on Higher Education. West Virginia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2004

2004-01-01

310

Measuring Up 2004: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Montana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2004

2004-01-01

311

FACTORS DETERMINING THE OWNERSHIP OF ISLAMIC CREDIT CARD IN MALAYSIA: AN ANALYTICAL STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Islamic Credit Card has started its first innovation in Malaysia in the year 2002 with Arab Malaysian Bank (AMbank) - Al-Taslif Card. But, the society does not really aware and interested on the new invention until another Islamic Credit Card emerged under Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad with Bank Islam Card. With a great promotion done, BIMB is known as the

Syahidawati Haji Shahwan

2008-01-01

312

Jeu de cartes or Jeu Descartes: Business Cards in a French Course for the Professions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper discusses the use of French business cards in a college-level French language and culture course for professionals. Among other assignments, students were each given a different card and asked to speak about the design of their card, the business represented, idiomatic expressions and historical allusions on the card, and the use of…

Gegerias, Mary

313

Charging up a mountain of debt: households and their credit cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

I use the Surveys of Consumer Finances conducted in 1983, 1989 and 1992 to separate the growth of credit card debt into two categories, changes in the number of households with credit cards and changes in households credit card debt. I can then account for the relative contributions of increases in credit card availability, number of households, and average credit

Yoo; Peter S

1996-01-01

314

Measuring Up 2004: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Alaska  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2004

2004-01-01

315

Measuring Up 2004: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Delaware  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2004

2004-01-01

316

Measuring Up 2004: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Utah  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2004

2004-01-01

317

46 CFR 13.129 - Quick-reference table for tankerman endorsements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Tankerman-PIC Subpart B 18; 13.201(a) Yes; 10.215 13.203 13.123 13...Barge) Subpart C 18; 13.301(a) Yes; 10.215 13.303 13.123 13...Tankerman-Assistant Subpart D 18; 13.401(a) Yes; 10.215 13.403 13.123...

2011-10-01

318

46 CFR 13.129 - Quick-reference table for tankerman endorsements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Tankerman-PIC Subpart B 18; 13.201(a) Yes; 10.215 13.203 13.123 13...Barge) Subpart C 18; 13.301(a) Yes; 10.215 13.303 13.123 13...Tankerman-Assistant Subpart D 18; 13.401(a) Yes; 10.215 13.403 13.123...

2012-10-01

319

GUIDE FOR CONDUCTING TREATABILITY STUDIES UNDER CERCLA: BIODEGRADATION REMEDY SELECTION - QUICK REFERENCE FACT SHEET  

EPA Science Inventory

This report is a summary of information to facilitate the planning and execution of biodegradation remedy selection treatability studies in support of the RI/FS and the remedial design/remedial action (RD/RA) processes. t is intended,to provide Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), O...

320

Analysis of Federal and State Campaign Finance Law-Summaries and Quick-Reference Charts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Federal and state campaign finance laws for Federal, state and local offices are presented in a series of summaries and charts. This edition includes legislation on the books as of January 1, 1978. The report is arranged on a state-by-state basis and cont...

R. Reimer J. Sharpansky

1978-01-01

321

GUIDE FOR CONDUCTING TREATABILITY STUDIES UNDER CERCLA: CHEMICAL DEHALOGENATION (QUICK REFERENCE FACT SHEET)  

EPA Science Inventory

Systematically conducted, well-documented treatability studies are an important component of remedy evaluation and selection under the Superfund program. his manual focuses on chemical dehalogenation treatability studies conducted in support of remedy selection that is conducted ...

322

The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations: Practices, Programs, Policies, and Philosophies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In their struggle to identify successful solutions for their schools, teachers, administrators, board members, and parents must wade through reams of educational rhetoric and sales hype. This resource is designed to serve a broad audience of practicing teachers, preservice teachers, administrators, resource teachers, college professors, parents,…

Orange, Carolyn

323

Neglect of Consumer Education Is Shortcoming Both Students and the Nation. Quick Reference: Consumer Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this monograph, Ralph Nader briefly explores the importance of including consumer education in the general curriculum, discusses problems for incorporating consumer education into the curriculum, and outlines educational objectives for a consumer education course. Although most schools have treated consumer education as a frill rather than as…

Nader, Ralph

324

Analysis of Federal and State Campaign Finance Law. Quick-Reference Charts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Federal and state campaign financing laws are presented in a series of five charts: Campaign-Finance Reports or Statements, Expenditures regulation, contributions regulation, political advertising, and tax provisions and government financing. Report is pu...

E. Yadlosky

1976-01-01

325

The Family Partners Credit Card: A Token Economy System Adapted for Intensive Family Preservation Services to Enable Families to Manage Difficult Behavior of Adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasingly, families referred for Intensive Family Preservation Services have not experienced a crisis of maltreatment, focused on the parent; rather these families have children with chronic behavioral difficulties for which their parents lack the skills to cope. These are the same families whose children were formerly placed in residential programs. This paper presents The Family Partners Credit Card System, incorporating

Jude Nichols; Barbara Peo Early

1996-01-01

326

Use of FTA elute card impregnated with cervicovaginal sample directly into the amplification reaction increases the detection of human papillomavirus DNA  

PubMed Central

This study aimed to evaluate the use of the FTA elute cardTM impregnated with cervicovaginal sample directly in the PCR amplification for detection of HPV-DNA. The results were compared to a reference technique. This method was more efficient than the protocol indicated by the manufacturer, identifying 91.7% against 54.2% of the positive samples.

Santos, Carla R.; Franciscatto, Laura G.; Barcellos, Regina B.; Almeida, Sabrina E. M.; Rossetti, Maria Lucia R.

2012-01-01

327

Quick guide to finding US Supreme Court cases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to provide librarians (and their patrons) with a quick method for finding United States Supreme Court cases in varied sources, including in databases and on internet web sites. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In order to provide librarians (and their patrons) with a quick method for finding Supreme Court cases, the article will explain case

William L. Bahr

2008-01-01

328

The reorganization of a monographic reference collection.  

PubMed

Reference monographs in the Health Sciences Library of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey were reorganized recently according to form, in order to enable both librarians and patrons to utilize these materials more efficiently. This reorganization reflects the unique characteristics of reference books as differentiated from the regular monographic collection, since reference materials are frequently consulted for quick "look-ups." A reference category scheme was developed and implemented, based on observations of and comparisons with reference collections of eight medical libraries in the New York metropolitan area. The reorganization enhances the retrievability of materials from this collection. PMID:938775

Jeuell, C A

1976-07-01

329

Airplane Stability Calculations with a Card Programmable Pocket Calculator.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Programs are presented for calculating airplane stability characteristics with a card programmable pocket calculator. These calculations include eigenvalues of the characteristic equations of lateral and longitudinal motion as well as stability parameters...

W. L. Sherman

1978-01-01

330

Establishment of a Dollar Threshold to Preclude Credit Card Reconciliation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The government credit card program was instituted to streamline the federal acquisition process for material that costs less than $2,500 (small purchases). However, the reconciliation procedures were not streamlined. All dollar value discrepancies between...

K. Waskow

1998-01-01

331

Recall of BD CMVScan Card Test Kit-Becton Dickinson ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Recall of BD CMVScan Card Test Kit-Becton Dickinson Diagnostics. DATE RECALL INITIATED: ... Becton Dickinson Diagnostics Sparks, MD. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/safetyavailability/recalls

332

State Higher Education Report Cards: What's in a Grade?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Subjected the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education's (NCPPHE's) recent state-by-state higher education report card to an independent analysis. All analyses resulted in significant relationships, which are compared with those offered by the NCPPHE. (EV)

Martinez, Mario C.; Farias, Jaime; Arellano, Eduardo

2002-01-01

333

Guidelines for the Accreditation of Personal Identity Verification Card Issuers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this SP is to provide appropriate and useful guidelines for accrediting the reliability of issuers of Personal Identity Verification cards that are established to collect, store, and disseminate personal identity credentials and issue smart...

D. Bailey D. Branstad N. Ghadiali R. Chandramouli

2008-01-01

334

Probing a resonant circuit with a PC sound card  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We discuss an inexpensive experimental system that enables us to generate and acquire electronic signals using only a personal computer and its sound card to study the resonance of an RLC oscillator circuit.

Magno, W. C.; de Araújo, A. E. P.; Lucena, M. A.; Montarroyos, E.; Chesman, C.

2007-02-01

335

Regulation of NF-?B by the CARD proteins  

PubMed Central

Summary Scaffold proteins play pivotal roles in the regulation of signal transduction pathways by connecting upstream receptors to downstream effector molecules. During last decade, many scaffold proteins that contain caspase-recruitment domain (CARD) have been identified. Investigating the roles of CARD proteins has revealed that many play crucial roles in signaling cascades that lead to activation of nuclear factor-?B (NF-?B). In this review, we discuss the contributions of CARD proteins to NF-?B activation in various signaling cascades. In particular, we share some of our personal experiences during the initial investigation of the functions of the CARMA family of CARD proteins and then summarize the roles of these proteins in signaling pathways induced by antigen receptors, G protein-coupled receptors, receptor tyrosine kinase, and C-type lectin receptors in the context of recent progress in the field.

Jiang, Changying; Lin, Xin

2012-01-01

336

48 CFR 2913.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...documentation than other methods of purchasing. However, the same legal restrictions apply to credit card purchases that apply...Solicitor as necessary. (b) GAO decisions surrounding the concept of the âavailability of appropriationsâ are often...

2011-10-01

337

48 CFR 2913.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...documentation than other methods of purchasing. However, the same legal restrictions apply to credit card purchases that apply...Solicitor as necessary. (b) GAO decisions surrounding the concept of the âavailability of appropriationsâ are often...

2012-10-01

338

Information Security: Securing Smart Cards With IRIS Recognition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis examines the application of iris recognition technology to the problem of keeping smart cards secure. In order to understand the technology, a comprehensive literature review was conducted. The biological components of the iris were examined t...

O. E. Phelps

2001-01-01

339

Secrets of a Flash Card-Carrying Teacher.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Eight ways to use flash cards in mathematics instruction are described. These games and other gimmicks help increase students' concentration, build memory skills, sharpen thinking skills, and enliven drills. (PP)|

Hawkes, Mel

1983-01-01

340

48 CFR 2413.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...purchase card. 2413.301 Section 2413.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACTING TYPES SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisition...

2011-10-01

341

48 CFR 2413.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...purchase card. 2413.301 Section 2413.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACTING TYPES SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisition...

2012-10-01

342

16 CFR 700.7 - Use of warranty registration cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION RULES, REGULATIONS, STATEMENTS AND INTERPRETATIONS UNDER THE MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY ACT INTERPRETATIONS OF MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY ACT § 700.7 Use of warranty registration cards. (a) Under section...

2013-01-01

343

78 FR 39020 - Market Test on Gift Cards  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting a temporary extension of a market test on gift cards. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative...

2013-06-28

344

Using colour information to understand censorship cards of film archives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many European film archives are involved in the digitization of 20th century historical paper documents. In the context of\\u000a the IST project COLLATE three of them were interested in the semi-automatic annotation of censorship cards and their subsequent\\u000a retrieval on the basis of both annotations and content. Processing censorship cards, which is the main subject of this paper,\\u000a leads to

Oronzo Altamura; Margherita Berardi; Michelangelo Ceci; Donato Malerba; Antonio Varlaro

2007-01-01

345

Operating a Geiger Müller tube using a PC sound card  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a simple MATLAB-based PC program that enables the computer to function as a replacement for the electronic scalar-counter system associated with a Geiger-Müller (GM) tube is described. The program utilizes the ability of MATLAB to acquire data directly from the computer sound card. The signal from the GM tube is applied to the computer sound card via

A. A. Azooz

2009-01-01

346

Here comes the wallet phone [wireless credit card  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses NTT DoCoMo's latest offering, the wireless credit card. DoCoMo, Japan's largest cellphone system operator, is working with major travel and banking organizations to extend the reach of its e-wallet service. These wallet phones are equipped with a wireless smart card chip, called FeliCa, and can be used to make electronic purchases at stores or vending machines, act

J. Boyd

2005-01-01

347

Data acquisition card for varian electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometers  

Microsoft Academic Search

An easy to assemble and inexpensive PC card that interfaces E-Line Varian spectrometers (E-6, E-9, E-12 and E-15) with IBM\\u000a compatible PCs is presented. The card has a Programmable Interval Timer so it does not need an external clock making it instrument\\u000a independent. The accessory contains its own RAM. This allows the device to store the spectrum while sampling is

S. Galindo; R. Peña

1995-01-01

348

Developing a Trojan applets in a smart card  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a method to inject a mutable Java Card applet into a smart card. This code can on demand parse the memory\\u000a in order to search for a given pattern and eliminate it. One of these key features is to bypass security checks or retrieve\\u000a secret data from other applets. We evaluate the countermeasures against this attack and

Julien Iguchi-Cartigny; Jean-Louis Lanet

2010-01-01

349

Overview of a formal scoping review on health system report cards  

PubMed Central

Background There is an extensive body of literature on health system quality reporting that has yet to be characterized. Scoping is a novel methodology for systematically assessing the breadth of a body of literature in a particular research area. Our objectives were to showcase the scoping review methodology in the review of health system quality reporting, and to report on the extent of the literature in this area. Methods A scoping review was performed based on the York methodology outlined by Arksey and O'Malley from the University of York, United Kingdom. We searched 14 peer reviewed and grey literature databases limiting the search to English language and non-English language articles with English abstracts published between 1980 and June 2006 with an update to November 2008. We also searched specific websites, reference lists, and key journals for relevant material and solicited input from key stakeholders. Inclusion/exclusion criteria were applied to select relevant material and qualitative information was charted from the selected literature. Results A total of 10,102 articles were identified from searching the literature databases, 821 were deemed relevant to our scoping review. An additional 401 were identified from updates, website searching, references lists, key journals, and stakeholder suggestions for a total of 1,222 included articles. These were categorized and catalogued according to the inclusion criteria, and further subcategories were identified through the charting process. Topic areas represented by this review included the effectiveness of health system report cards (n = 194 articles), methodological issues in their development (n = 815 articles), stakeholder views on report cards (n = 144 articles), and ethical considerations around their development (n = 69 articles). Conclusions The scoping review methodology has permitted us to characterize and catalogue the extensive body of literature pertaining to health system report cards. The resulting literature repository that our review has created can be of use to researchers and health system stakeholders interested in the topic of health system quality measurement and reporting.

2010-01-01

350

Smart cards--the key to trustworthy health information systems.  

PubMed Central

Some 20 years after they were first developed, "smart cards" are set to play a crucial part in healthcare systems. Last year about a billion were supplied, mainly for use in the financial sector, but their special features make them of particular strategic importance for the health sector, where they offer a ready made solution to some key problems of security and confidentiality. This article outlines what smart cards are and why they are so important in managing health information. I discuss some of the unique features of smart cards that are of special importance in the development of secure and trustworthy health information systems. Smart cards would enable individuals' identities to be authenticated and communications to be secured and would provide the mechanisms for implementing strong security, differential access to data, and definitive audit trails. Patient cards can also with complete security carry personal details, data on current health problems and medications, emergency care data, and pointers to where medical records for the patient can be found. Provider cards can in addition carry authorisations and information on computer set up.

Neame, R.

1997-01-01

351

On Referring and Not Referring  

Microsoft Academic Search

Even though it's based on a bad argument, there's something to Strawson's dictum. He might have likened 'referring expression' to phrases like 'eating utensil' and 'dining room': just as utensils don't eat and dining rooms don't dine, so, he might have argued, expressions don't refer. Actually, that wasn't his argument, though it does make you wonder. Rather, Strawson exploited the

KENT BACH; P. F. Strawson

2004-01-01

352

Congressional Regulation of Credit Card Interest Rates: The Case of Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2008  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2008 was introduced as a bill in 2008 following an increased uproar from the public regarding the current system of setting fees that merchants pay for credit card transactions. Many viewed the current system as unfair, unjust, anti-competitive and secretive with the hidden fees.\\u000aThe bill was introduced in the House Judiciary Committee

Yvonne Shilenge

2009-01-01

353

Hazard Communication Project: reference manual  

SciTech Connect

This reference manual covers the following course objectives: to inform employees of their employer's requirements under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200); to instruct employees on the procedures for obtaining and using information on hazardous materials, including understanding labeling systems and the material safety data sheet (MSDS) information; to provide information on 11 classes of chemicals, including their common uses, potential physical and health hazards, detection methods, and safety measures to follow. There are 14 lessons, ranging in length from 30 minutes to 1 (one) hour. The lessons are contained on 6 disks that are programmed to run on an IBM-compatible PC with an EGA graphics card and monitor. The program will not run on monochrome or CGA systems.

Not Available

1989-03-01

354

Quick identification of acute chest pain patients study (QICS)  

PubMed Central

Background Patients with acute chest pain are often referred to the emergency ward and extensively investigated. Investigations are costly and could induce unnecessary complications, especially with invasive diagnostics. Nevertheless, chest pain patients have high mortalities. Fast identification of high-risk patients is crucial. Therefore several strategies have been developed including specific symptoms, signs, laboratory measurements, and imaging. Methods/Design The Quick Identification of acute Chest pain Study (QICS) will investigate whether a combined use of specific symptoms and signs, electrocardiography, routine and new laboratory measures, adjunctive imaging including electron beam (EBT) computed tomography (CT) and contrast multislice CT (MSCT) will have a high diagnostic yield for patients with acute chest pain. All patients will be investigated according a standardized protocol in the Emergency Department. Serum and plasma will be frozen for future analysis for a wide range of biomarkers at a later time point. The primary endpoint is the safe recognition of low-risk chest pain patients directly at presentation. Secondary endpoint is the identification of a wide range of sensitive predictive clinical markers, chemical biomarkers and radiological markers in acute chest pain patients. Chemical biomarkers will be compared to quantitative CT measurements of coronary atherosclerosis as a surrogate endpoint. Chemical biomarkers will also be compared in head to head comparison and for their additional value. Discussion This will be a very extensive investigation of a wide range of risk predictors in acute chest pain patients. New reliable fast and cheap diagnostic algorithm resulting from the test results might improve chest pain patients' prognosis, and reduce unnecessary costs and diagnostic complications.

Willemsen, Hendrik M; de Jong, Gonda; Tio, Rene A; Nieuwland, Wybe; Kema, Ido P; van der Horst, Iwan CC; Oudkerk, Mattijs; Zijlstra, Felix

2009-01-01

355

Reference Electrodes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In most electrochemical measurements, it is necessary to keep one of the electrodes in an electrochemical cell at a constant potential. This so-called reference electrode allows control of the potential of a working electrode (e.g. in voltammetry) or the measurement of an indicator electrode (e.g. in potentiometry, see Chap. II.9). The standard hydrogen electrode plays the role of a basic reference element in electrochemical devices; however, in practice, it is difficult to handle. Therefore, secondary reference electrodes are preferred in most experiments. A secondary reference electrode must fulfil the following criteria: (i) it should be chemically and electrochemically reversible, i.e. its potential is governed by the Nernst equation and does not change in time; (ii) the potential must remain almost constant when a small current passes through the electrode and reverse to its original value after such small current flow (i.e. a non-polarisable electrode); and (iii) the thermal coefficient of potential should be small.

Kahlert, Heike

356

Automating Reference Desk Files with Microcomputers in a Public Library: An Exploration of Data Resources, Methods, and Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many reference librarians still rely on manual searches to access vertical files, ready reference files, and other information stored in card files, drawers, and notebooks scattered around the reference department. Automated access to these materials via microcomputers using database management software may speed up the process. This study…

Miley, David W.

357

GeneCards Version 3: the human gene integrator.  

PubMed

GeneCards (www.genecards.org) is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of annotative information about human genes, widely used for nearly 15 years. Its gene-centric content is automatically mined and integrated from over 80 digital sources, resulting in a web-based deep-linked card for each of >73,000 human gene entries, encompassing the following categories: protein coding, pseudogene, RNA gene, genetic locus, cluster and uncategorized. We now introduce GeneCards Version 3, featuring a speedy and sophisticated search engine and a revamped, technologically enabling infrastructure, catering to the expanding needs of biomedical researchers. A key focus is on gene-set analyses, which leverage GeneCards' unique wealth of combinatorial annotations. These include the GeneALaCart batch query facility, which tabulates user-selected annotations for multiple genes and GeneDecks, which identifies similar genes with shared annotations, and finds set-shared annotations by descriptor enrichment analysis. Such set-centric features address a host of applications, including microarray data analysis, cross-database annotation mapping and gene-disorder associations for drug targeting. We highlight the new Version 3 database architecture, its multi-faceted search engine, and its semi-automated quality assurance system. Data enhancements include an expanded visualization of gene expression patterns in normal and cancer tissues, an integrated alternative splicing pattern display, and augmented multi-source SNPs and pathways sections. GeneCards now provides direct links to gene-related research reagents such as antibodies, recombinant proteins, DNA clones and inhibitory RNAs and features gene-related drugs and compounds lists. We also portray the GeneCards Inferred Functionality Score annotation landscape tool for scoring a gene's functional information status. Finally, we delineate examples of applications and collaborations that have benefited from the GeneCards suite. Database URL: www.genecards.org. PMID:20689021

Safran, Marilyn; Dalah, Irina; Alexander, Justin; Rosen, Naomi; Iny Stein, Tsippi; Shmoish, Michael; Nativ, Noam; Bahir, Iris; Doniger, Tirza; Krug, Hagit; Sirota-Madi, Alexandra; Olender, Tsviya; Golan, Yaron; Stelzer, Gil; Harel, Arye; Lancet, Doron

2010-08-05

358

Buccal DNA collection: comparison of buccal swabs with FTA cards.  

PubMed

Collection and analysis of DNA, most commonly from blood or buccal cells, is becoming more common in epidemiologic studies. Buccal samples, which are painless to take and relatively easily collected, are often the preferred source. There are several buccal cell collection methods: swabs, brushes, mouthwash, and treated cards, such as FTA or IsoCode cards. Few studies have systematically compared methods of buccal cell collection with respect to DNA yield and amplification success under similar conditions. We compared buccal DNA collection and amplification using buccal swabs and FTA cards in 122 control subjects from our Australian case-control study of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Buccal DNA was quantified using a real-time PCR for beta-actin and genotyped at the loci of three polymorphisms (MTHFR 677C>T, ACE I/D, and XPD 1012G>A). PCR was successful with DNA from buccal swabs for 62% to 89% of subjects and from FTA cards for 83% to 100% of subjects, depending on the locus. The matched pair odds ratios (95% confidence interval) comparing success of FTA cards with buccal swabs are as follows: MTHFR 677C>T using PCR-RFLP, 12.5 (11.6-13.5) and using real-time PCR, 130.0 (113.1-152.8); ACE I/D using PCR-amplified fragment length polymorphism, 3.36 (3.2-3.5); XPD 1012G>A using real-time PCR, 150.0 (132.7-172.3). FTA cards are a robust DNA collection method and generally produce DNA suitable for PCR more reliably than buccal swabs. There are, however, technical challenges in handling discs punched from FTA cards that intending users should be aware of. PMID:16614129

Milne, Elizabeth; van Bockxmeer, Frank M; Robertson, Laila; Brisbane, Joanna M; Ashton, Lesley J; Scott, Rodney J; Armstrong, Bruce K

2006-04-01

359

Comparison of three D-dimer assays for the diagnosis of DVT:ELISA, latex and an immunofiltration assay (NycoCard D-Dimer).  

PubMed

Ninety-two consecutive patients referred for suspicion of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) were analyzed for D-dimer using ELISA, latex test, and a new immunofiltration method (NycoCard D-Dimer). Contrast venography verified the diagnosis in 40, and excluded the diagnosis in 52 patients. The sensitivity, negative predictive values, specificity and positive predictive values were, for ELISA 98%, 95%, 38% and 54, for NycoCard D-Dimer 100%, 100%, 42% and 57% and for the latex test 73%, 78%, 75%, and 69%, respectively. Sensitivity and specificity were inversely related with increasing pathological cut-off value. Comparison of test results by concentration category revealed a good agreement between ELISA and NycoCard D-Dimer, but to less extent between latex and the two other tests. It is concluded that NycoCard D-Dimer and D-dimer ELISA are well-suited as exclusion tests for DVT. A plasma sample is tested with NycoCard D-Dimer in less than 2 min. Thus, this test combines advantageous analytical properties comparable to the ELISA-test, with rapidity and simplicity comparable to the latex test. PMID:8029787

Dale, S; Gogstad, G O; Brosstad, F; Godal, H C; Holtlund, J; Mørk, E; Brandsnes, O; Borch, S M

1994-03-01

360

A novel algorithm for quick and continuous tracing the change of radon concentration in environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Several measurements of the radon concentration are performed by RAD7 in the University of South China. We find that 30-40 min is needed for RAD7 for tracing the concentration of the standard radon chamber. There are two reasons. The first is that the sufficient time of air cycle is needed for the radon concentration in internal cell of RAD7 equal to that of the environment; and the second is that the sufficient decay time is needed for the 218Po concentration in internal cell of RAD7 equal to that of the radon. We used a zeroth order approximation to describe the evolution of the environment radon concentration, and obtained a novel algorithm for quick and continuous tracing the change of radon concentration. The corrected radon concentration obtained through this method is in good agreement with the reference value. This method can be applied to develop and improve the instruments for tracing the change of radon concentration quickly.

Tan, Yanliang; Xiao, Detao

2011-04-01

361

Preschool Intellectual Assessment With the Ammons Quick Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Quick Test, Form I (QT) and the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Form L-M (SB) were administered to 70 preschool children. Results raise serious doubt about the validity of the QT functioning. Further research is indicated. (Author)|

Hoffman, Seymour; And Others

1975-01-01

362

OraQuick Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Applicant: OraSure Technologies, Inc, Bethlehem, PA Product: OraQuick Rapid HIV-1 ... blood specimens and to reduce the maximum read time from ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts/approvedproducts

363

Electrical Outlet Box With Secure Quick Connect and Release Features.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An electrical outlet or junction box is provided herein for interiorly accommodating at least one electrical device and at least one cable furnished to said box by a manual source. A secure, quick connect and release capability for electrically connecting...

K. K. Chopra

2003-01-01

364

48 CFR 42.708 - Quick-closeout procedure.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...amount; (3) The contracting officer performs a risk assessment and determines that the use of the quick-closeout procedure is appropriate. The risk assessment shall includeâ (i) Consideration of the...

2012-10-01

365

48 CFR 42.708 - Quick-closeout procedure.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...amount; (3) The contracting officer performs a risk assessment and determines that the use of the quick-closeout procedure is appropriate. The risk assessment shall includeâ (i) Consideration of the...

2011-10-01

366

Quick Guide to Health Literacy for Older Adults  

MedlinePLUS

... Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults skip to content ODPHP Health Communication Healthy People 2010 Health Communication Focus Area Health Literacy Improvement Consumer and Patient e-Health Resources Health ...

367

QuickBird Panchromatic Imagery: Spatial Resolution Evaluation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This viewgraph document reviews the use of inflight edge response measurements to evaluate remote sensing image products. Specifically the QuickBird panchormatic imagery of tarps at Stennis Space Center is evaluated

S. Blonski

2003-01-01

368

The Platform of Quick Development of Mobile 3D Game  

Microsoft Academic Search

The platform of quick development of mobile 3D game can be used to reduce the mobile 3d phone games' develop-cycle. With this platform, the developers can break out of the complexity of programming. Thus more efforts will be putted into enriching contents of the game itself. The core of the platform of quick development of mobile 3D game is the

Jieyi Zhao; Min Tang; Ruofeng Tong; Jinxiang Dong

2008-01-01

369

Delaying modified QUICK scheme and its application in slug flow  

Microsoft Academic Search

Calculations of several classic questions in numerical heat transfer with delaying modified QUICK scheme show good agreement\\u000a with benchmark. Combining volume of fluid model with the well known SIMPLEC method, the reasonable Taylor bubble shape has\\u000a been obtained by using delaying modified QUICK scheme and donor-acceptor scheme of interfacial advection respectively. At\\u000a the same time the stream field and the

Yuan-Wei Lu; An-Ding He; Yue-She Wang; Fang-De Zhou

2001-01-01

370

A new electromagnetic quick stop device for metal cutting studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new electromagnetic quick stop device (EQSD) used for both metal cutting research and teaching is described. This device\\u000a employs an electromagnet to secure the workpiece while cutting is executed, and then another one to force the workpiece away\\u000a from the tool instantaneously to obtain the chip sample. In comparison between the conventional quick stop devices and the\\u000a EQSD, the

C. L. Wu; K. S. Wang; L. C. Tsai

2006-01-01

371

Health care report cards: will they make the grade?  

PubMed

"Outcomes data are meaningless or misleading unless they are adjusted for severity of illness, presence of comorbidities, documentation of advance directives, and other factors not under the control of providers," observes Ohio State University Professor Timothy Jost, JD. Health care analysts also contend that the time that is required to analyze, complete, and report data can lessen the value of those data. Currently, health care report cards often require several years to produce. Hence, the data that are reported may not accurately reflect a health plan's or other provider's current performance, which can be affected by changes implemented since the data were collected. Also, some experts question the value and wisdom of giving report cards to consumers, who may not understand what the reports are measuring. As UHC official Sheila Leatherman summarizes: "There is no agreement about who should receive the data, in what format, and with what kinds of interpretative materials." "Physicians and others who utilize health care report cards need to be aware of their limitations," summarizes Don Nielsen, MD, associate medical director and quality consultant with Kaiser Permanente. However, the burgeoning efforts at national, state, and community levels to develop report cards should not be ignored, he says. Dr. Nielsen recommends that surgeons and other physicians work with health plans and other entities that are developing report cards to identify limitations in health care measures and data systems and to create better measures of provider performance. PMID:10135910

Politser, P

1994-08-01

372

Secure interoperability of patient data cards in health networks.  

PubMed

In the healthcare area, chip card based information systems occur in the shape of patient data cards providing informational self determination and mobility of the users as well as quality, integrity, accountability, and availability of the data stored on the card, thus improving the shared care of patients. Dealing with sensitive personal medical information, shared care information systems have to provide appropriate security services, only authorized users allowing restricted rights to the patients' data according to the "need to know" principle. The DIABCARD project aims the implementation and evaluation of a chip card based medical information system (CCMIS) for facilitating communication and co-operation between health professionals in different organisations or departments caring the same patient with Diabetes as an example. In co-operation with the EC-funded TrustHealth project, the communication and application security services needed are provided as strong authentication and the derived services like authorization, access control, accountability, confidentiality etc. The solution is based on Health Professional Cards and Trusted Third Party services. Besides the secure handling of the patient's chip cart in DIABCARD workstations, also the secure communication between these workstations and related departmental systems has been implemented. Finally, a few legal issues, future trends like the XML standard set and their implications for the solution presented as well as for distributed health information systems in general are shortly discussed. PMID:11187483

Blobel, B; Spiegel, V; Pharow, P; Engel, K; Engelbrecht, R

2000-01-01

373

Biometric authentication for ID cards with hologram watermarks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an analysis of a new technique for the authentication of ID cardholders, based on the integration of a biometrics-based authentication system with digital watermarks. The chosen biometric authentication method is the dynamic signature verification of the ID cardholder, while we use a specific integrity watermark technique we developed, called Hologram Watermark, to embed and retrieve the off-line data onto an ID card. We take advantage of the fact, that two static biometric features (images of the user's face and signature) are already integral part of ID cards for manual verification and extent the stored biometric information by embedding on-line handwriting features of the signature as holographic watermarks in the overall image information of an ID card. Manipulation of any of the image information can be detected and will further disallow biometric verification of the forger. The Hologram Watermark technique produces content-related data using computer-generated hologram coding techniques. These data are embedded with watermarking techniques into the personal data printed on an ID card. The content-related data in this specific application are the dynamic features of the cardholder's signature. The main goal of this paper is to analyze the suitability of dynamic signature verification in combination with the Hologram Watermark technique, to facilitate automated user authentication based on information transparently embedded in ID cards.

Ferri, Lucilla C.; Mayerhoefer, Astrid; Frank, Marcus; Vielhauer, Claus; Steinmetz, Ralf

2002-04-01

374

Multicenter Evaluation of the Vitek 2 Anaerobe and Corynebacterium Identification Card?  

PubMed Central

The new anaerobe and Corynebacterium (ANC) identification card for Vitek 2 was compared with a 16S rRNA gene sequencing (16S) reference method for accuracy in the identification of corynebacteria and anaerobic species. Testing was performed on a Vitek 2 XL system with modified software at three clinical trial laboratories. Reproducibility was determined with nine ATCC quality control strains that were tested 20 times over a minimum of 10 days at all three sites. A challenge set of 50 well-characterized strains and 365 recent fresh and frozen clinical isolates were included in the study. The expected positive and negative biochemical well reactions were also evaluated for substrate reproducibility. All strains were tested with the ANC card, and clinical isolates were saved for 16S rRNA gene sequencing. All reproducibility tests yielded expected results within a 95% confidence interval, except for that with Corynebacterium striatum ATCC 6940, for which identification failed at one trial site. For the challenge isolates, there was 98% correct identification, 5% low discrimination, and 2% incorrect identification, and 0% were unidentified. For clinical strains, there was 95.1% correct identification, 4.9% low discrimination, and 4.6% incorrect identification, and 0.3% were unidentified. The 4.6% (17/365) of clinical isolates that were incorrectly identified consisted of 14 isolates that were correct at the genus level and three that were incorrect at the genus level. The new ANC card met all performance criteria within a 95% confidence interval compared to the identification performance by 16S rRNA gene sequencing.

Rennie, Robert P.; Brosnikoff, Cheryl; Turnbull, LeeAnn; Reller, L. Barth; Mirrett, Stanley; Janda, William; Ristow, Kathy; Krilcich, Ann

2008-01-01

375

6 CFR 37.5 - Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. 37...CARDS General § 37.5 Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards....

2012-01-01

376

6 CFR 37.5 - Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. 37...CARDS General § 37.5 Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards....

2013-01-01

377

6 CFR 37.5 - Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. 37...CARDS General § 37.5 Validity periods and deadlines for REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards....

2009-01-01

378

41 CFR 101-26.509-1 - Requisitioning tabulating machine cards available from Federal Supply Schedule contracts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Requisitioning tabulating machine cards available from Federal Supply Schedule...509-1 Requisitioning tabulating machine cards available from Federal Supply Schedule...electrical and mechanical contact tabulating machines, including aperture cards and...

2012-07-01

379

41 CFR 101-26.509-2 - Requisitioning tabulating machine cards not available from Federal Supply Schedule contracts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2007-07-01 true Requisitioning tabulating machine cards not available from Federal Supply...509-2 Requisitioning tabulating machine cards not available from Federal Supply... (a) Requisitions for tabulating machine cards covered by Federal Supply...

2011-07-01

380

41 CFR 101-26.509-1 - Requisitioning tabulating machine cards available from Federal Supply Schedule contracts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2007-07-01 true Requisitioning tabulating machine cards available from Federal Supply Schedule...509-1 Requisitioning tabulating machine cards available from Federal Supply Schedule...electrical and mechanical contact tabulating machines, including aperture cards and...

2011-07-01

381

41 CFR 101-26.509-2 - Requisitioning tabulating machine cards not available from Federal Supply Schedule contracts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Requisitioning tabulating machine cards not available from Federal Supply...509-2 Requisitioning tabulating machine cards not available from Federal Supply... (a) Requisitions for tabulating machine cards covered by Federal Supply...

2012-07-01

382

26 CFR 1.6050W-2 - Electronic furnishing of information statements for payments made in settlement of payment card...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...in settlement of payment card and third party network transactions. 1.6050W-2...settlement of payment card and third party network transactions. (a...settlement of payment card and third party network transactions to...

2013-04-01

383

75 FR 41790 - Address Management Services-Elimination of the Manual Card Option for Address Sequencing Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Services--Elimination of the Manual Card Option for Address Sequencing Services...supreg]) 507.8 to eliminate the manual cards option for Address Sequencing service...Sequencing service, customers send address cards to the appropriate Address Management...

2010-07-19

384

75 FR 35088 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Information Card...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Production Act of 1993--Information Card Foundation Notice is hereby given that...seq. (``the Act''), Information Card Foundation has filed written notifications...project remains open, and Information Card Foundation intends to file additional...

2010-06-21

385

75 FR 9142 - Information Reporting for Payments Made in Settlement of Payment Card and Third Party Network...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Payments Made in Settlement of Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions...backup withholding requirements for payment card and third party network transactions...backup withholding requirements for payment card and third party network...

2010-03-01

386

75 FR 11197 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act Of 1993-Information Card...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Production Act Of 1993--Information Card Foundation Notice is hereby given that...4301 (``the Act''), Information Card Foundation has filed written notifications...project remains open, and Information Card Foundation intends to file additional...

2010-03-10

387

CLUB FORMATION MECHANISM FOR TRANSPORT-COMMUNITY CREDIT CARDS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, the roles of transport-community cards jointly issued by a public transport firm and retails are investigated as a means to vitalize an obsolescence shopping center located in a middle of a city. When both the price of goods supplied by the retails and the transport fares affect the consumers' behavior, there exist pecuniary externality between the behaviors of the retails and transport firms. The introduction of a transport-community cards system enables to integrate a basket of goods and transport service into a single commodity; thus, the pecuniary externality can be internalized by price coordination. In addition, the paper clarifies theoretically that the transport firm initiatively decides the price of the transportation service and the retails transfer their incomes to the transport firm so that they are induced to jointly issue the transport-community cards.

Ding, Yue; Kobayashi, Kiyoshi; Nishida, Junji; Yoshida, Mamoru

388

Towards a national report card in nursing: a knowledge synthesis.  

PubMed

This paper is an abridged version of a knowledge synthesis undertaken to inform the proceedings of a collaborative forum of nurse leaders convened under the auspices of Health Canada, the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses, the Canadian Nurses Association and Canada Health Infoway for the purpose of discussing the development of a nursing report card for Canada. The synthesis summarized the state of the science in the measurement of nursing-sensitive outcomes and the utilization of nursing report cards - information that informed forum participants' dialogue and planning. This condensed version of the synthesis focuses on initiatives related to outcomes and performance monitoring in nursing, including specific indicators and reporting systems and the development, implementation and utilization of nursing report cards. PMID:21730768

Doran, Diane; Mildon, Barbara; Clarke, Sean

2011-06-01

389

Smart Card Applications in Security and Data Protection  

Microsoft Academic Search

The several security elements of the smart card are based on phisical and logical barriers.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a – \\u000a Materially, the smart card is a monolithic component including a microprocessor and a memory of 8 K bits, this memory being indelible.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a • \\u000a \\u000a In addition entry test points have been destroyed before activating the smart card.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a • \\u000a \\u000a In practice it is impossible to read,

Jean Goutay

1984-01-01

390

Using nitrate to quantify quick flow in a karst aquifer  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In karst aquifers, contaminated recharge can degrade spring water quality, but quantifying the rapid recharge (quick flow) component of spring flow is challenging because of its temporal variability. Here, we investigate the use of nitrate in a two-endmember mixing model to quantify quick flow in Barton Springs, Austin, Texas. Historical nitrate data from recharging creeks and Barton Springs were evaluated to determine a representative nitrate concentration for the aquifer water endmember (1.5 mg/L) and the quick flow endmember (0.17 mg/L for nonstormflow conditions and 0.25 mg/L for stormflow conditions). Under nonstormflow conditions for 1990 to 2005, model results indicated that quick flow contributed from 0% to 55% of spring flow. The nitrate-based two-endmember model was applied to the response of Barton Springs to a storm and results compared to those produced using the same model with ??18O and specific conductance (SC) as tracers. Additionally, the mixing model was modified to allow endmember quick flow values to vary over time. Of the three tracers, nitrate appears to be the most advantageous because it is conservative and because the difference between the concentrations in the two endmembers is large relative to their variance. The ??18O- based model was very sensitive to variability within the quick flow endmember, and SC was not conservative over the timescale of the storm response. We conclude that a nitrate-based two-endmember mixing model might provide a useful approach for quantifying the temporally variable quick flow component of spring flow in some karst systems. ?? 2008 National Ground Water Association.

Mahler, B. J.; Garner, B. D.

2009-01-01

391

Using nitrate to quantify quick flow in a karst aquifer.  

PubMed

In karst aquifers, contaminated recharge can degrade spring water quality, but quantifying the rapid recharge (quick flow) component of spring flow is challenging because of its temporal variability. Here, we investigate the use of nitrate in a two-endmember mixing model to quantify quick flow in Barton Springs, Austin, Texas. Historical nitrate data from recharging creeks and Barton Springs were evaluated to determine a representative nitrate concentration for the aquifer water endmember (1.5 mg/L) and the quick flow endmember (0.17 mg/L for nonstormflow conditions and 0.25 mg/L for stormflow conditions). Under nonstormflow conditions for 1990 to 2005, model results indicated that quick flow contributed from 0% to 55% of spring flow. The nitrate-based two-endmember model was applied to the response of Barton Springs to a storm and results compared to those produced using the same model with delta(18)O and specific conductance (SC) as tracers. Additionally, the mixing model was modified to allow endmember quick flow values to vary over time. Of the three tracers, nitrate appears to be the most advantageous because it is conservative and because the difference between the concentrations in the two endmembers is large relative to their variance. The delta(18)O-based model was very sensitive to variability within the quick flow endmember, and SC was not conservative over the timescale of the storm response. We conclude that a nitrate-based two-endmember mixing model might provide a useful approach for quantifying the temporally variable quick flow component of spring flow in some karst systems. PMID:18800970

Mahler, Barbara J; Garner, Bradley D

2008-09-17

392

A generic conceptual model and actual systems of IC-Card system for model-based systems engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a generic conceptual model and actual systems of Japan's IC-Card system for model-based systems engineering are presented and discussed. First, a generic conceptual model of the IC-Card system is discussed. Then Japans various actual IC-Card systems (Electronic Money, Traffic IC-Card, and Mobile IC-Card) are studied using the generic conceptual model of the IC-Card system. This paper also

Donghun Yoon

2009-01-01

393

The Prognostic Value of Kidney Transplant Center Report Cards  

PubMed Central

SRTR report cards provide the basis for quality measurement of US transplant centers. There is limited data evaluating the prognostic value of report cards, informing whether they are predictive of prospective patient outcomes. Using national SRTR data, we simulated report cards and calculated Standardized Mortality Ratios(SMR) for kidney transplant centers over five distinct eras. We ranked centers based on SMR and evaluated outcomes for patients transplanted the year following reports. Recipients transplanted at the 50th, 100th and 200th ranked centers had 18%(AHR=1.18,1.13–1.22), 38%(AHR=1.38,1.28–1.49) and 91%(AHR=1.91,1.64–2.21) increased hazard for one-year mortality relative to recipients at the top-ranked center. Risks were attenuated but remained significant for long-term outcomes. Patients transplanted at centers meeting low-performance criteria in the prior period had 40%(AHR=1.40,1.22–1.68) elevated hazard for one-year mortality in the prospective period. Centers’ SMR from the report card was highly predictive(c-statistics>0.77) for prospective center SMRs and there was significant correlation between centers’ SMR from the report card period and the year following(?=0.57, p<0.001). Although results do not mitigate potential biases of report cards for measuring quality, they do indicate strong prognostic value for future outcomes. Findings also highlight that outcomes are associated with center ranking across a continuum rather than solely at performance margins.

Schold, JD; Buccini, LD; Heaphy, E; Goldfarb, DA; Sehgal, AR; Fung, J; Poggio, ED; Kattan, MW

2013-01-01

394

"Card sorting": a tool for research in ethics on treatment decision-making at the end of life in Alzheimer patients with a life threatening complication  

PubMed Central

Background End stage dementia is a particularly difficult aspect of care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. In care institutions, caregivers and family are concerned by treatment decision-making for an acute life threatening complication occurring in Alzheimer patients at the end of life. How should the best treatment pathway be decided: to treat or not to treat? Which arguments are used for decision-making? These are mainly ethical questions which are currently difficult to express and investigate. Methods/Design Cross sectional multicentre study of clinical cases involving 67 health centres (university hospitals, general hospitals, local hospitals and homes for the elderly) in the east of France. The method was based on the "card sorting" technique, with a set of 36 cards, each labelled with a different item relating to arguments for treatment decision-making. For each clinical case, medical staff and carers expressed in a meeting the pieces of information which they believed had been taken into account in the decision. Each participant received a card game, selected fewer than ten and ranked them according to the importance they attached to each one. All selected cards were then put on the table anonymously for participants, respecting the order of importance of the cards in each pile. Lastly, all games were photographed together in order to analyse occurrence and order frequencies. The cards were then classified on the table by frequency to open the discussion. Discussion time, which was conducted by the head carer of the department, concerned the clinical situation of the patient based on the shared responses. Discussion During team meetings, the "card sorting" method was quickly adopted by professionals as a tool to assist with discussion beyond the context of the study. The participants were not compelled to mention their feelings in relation to a case, and it is significant that the anonymity which we tried to maintain so that each person felt "listened to" without value judgement was very often discarded by the individuals themselves.

2011-01-01

395

FASTBUS active segment extender and high density prototyping (KLUGE) card  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes in brief, an active segment extender and a high density prototyping (kluge) card for use in the development of FASTBUS modules. The Active Extender is a diagnostic tool which extends and buffers the FASTBUS ECL backplane signals to the front of a crate. The prototyping (kluge) card is a double-sided, high density wire wrap printed circuit board with over-voltage and over-current protection to be used for FASTBUS module prototypes and a power/ground plane for use in the Multiwire process for the finalized design.

Haynes, B.W.; Bays, L.A.; Machen, D.R.

1983-02-01

396

6 CFR 37.25 - Renewal of REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...identification cards to renew their driver's licenses and identification cards with the State DMV in person, no less frequently than every sixteen years. (1) The State DMV shall take an updated photograph of the applicant, no less frequently than...

2012-01-01

397

6 CFR 37.25 - Renewal of REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...identification cards to renew their driver's licenses and identification cards with the State DMV in person, no less frequently than every sixteen years. (1) The State DMV shall take an updated photograph of the applicant, no less frequently than...

2013-01-01

398

33 CFR 125.12 - Period of validity of Coast Guard Port Security Cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...validity of Coast Guard Port Security Cards. 125.12 Section...Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) WATERFRONT...validity of Coast Guard Port Security Cards. (a) The Coast...

2013-07-01

399

Diabetes Report Card 2012: National and State Profile of Diabetes and Its Complications  

MedlinePLUS

... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Diabetes Report Card 2012: National and State Profile of Diabetes and Its ... Campaign Materials Reports and Guides Diabetes Report Card 2012 Purpose of This Report Opportunities for Better Diabetes ...

400

48 CFR 552.232-77 - Payment By Government Charge Card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...clause: Payment By Government Charge Card (NOV 2009...by a contractor under the GSA SmartPay® program...Card Services to named individual Government employees or entities...telephone. (b) At the option of the...

2011-10-01

401

48 CFR 552.232-77 - Payment By Government Charge Card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...clause: Payment By Government Charge Card (NOV 2009...by a contractor under the GSA SmartPay ® program...Card Services to named individual Government employees or entities...telephone. (b) At the option of the...

2012-10-01

402

25 CFR 514.15 - May tribes submit fingerprint cards to the NIGC for processing?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...NIGC for processing? Tribes may submit fingerprint cards to the Commission for processing by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Commission may charge a fee to process fingerprint cards on behalf of the...

2013-04-01

403

75 FR 8156 - Electronic Game Card, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500-1] Electronic Game Card, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading February 19, 2010...accurate information concerning the securities of Electronic Game Card, Inc. (``EGMI'') because of questions...

2010-02-23

404

An Introduction to Mercury Programming for Punched Card Input and Output.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report outlines the basic system characteristics and programming requirements for the punched card input and output systems of the Mercury computer. The card programs consist of a mixture of Mercury Autocode instructions and Mercury machine code instr...

K. Sanderson

1964-01-01

405

33 CFR 125.11 - Form of Coast Guard Port Security Card.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

The Coast Guard Port Security Card issued by the Coast Guard under the provisions of this subchapter shall be a laminated card bearing photograph, signature, fingerprint, and personal description of the holder, and other pertinent...

2012-07-01

406

76 FR 2439 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cézanne's Card Players”  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``C[eacute]zanne's Card Players'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following...objects to be included in the exhibition ``C[eacute]zanne's Card Players'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

2011-01-13

407

Implications of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations upon the Regulation of Consular Identification Cards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recent controversy regarding the use of consular identification cards (IDs) by aliens within the United States, in particular Mexico's matricula consular, has led to calls for legislation to regulate the issuance of the cards by foreign missions or their ...

J. K. Elsea M. J. Garcia

2005-01-01

408

77 FR 73455 - Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) Removal for Commercial Users To Access...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Department of the Army Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) Removal for Commercial Users To Access Electronic Transportation...has determined that the Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) PKI certificate cannot be used to authenticate...

2012-12-10

409

75 FR 71155 - Market Test of Experimental Product: “Alternative Postage Payment Method for Greeting Cards  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Product: ``Alternative Postage Payment Method for Greeting Cards'' AGENCY: Postal Service TM . ACTION: Notice...test of its ``Alternative Postage Payment Method for Greeting Cards'' experimental product on January 2, 2011. The Postal...

2010-11-22

410

Evaluation Results of a 21st Birthday Card Program Targeting High-Risk Drinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The B.R.A.D. Birthday Card initiative was started on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU) in April 1999. MSU administrators send the safe-drinking 21st birthday card (B.R.A.D.) and laminated wallet card to students shortly before their 21st birthday. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the 21st birthday card, MSU and B.R.A.D.,…

Hembroff, Larry; Atkin, Charles; Martell, Dennis; McCue, Cindy; Greenamyer, Jasmine T.

2007-01-01

411

THE EFFECTS OF RESPONSE CARDS ON STUDENT AND TEACHER BEHAVIOR DURING VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of response cards during whole-class English vocabulary instruction was evaluated. Five low-participating students were observed during hand-raising conditions and response-card conditions to observe the effects of response cards on student responding and test scores and teacher questions and feedback. Responding and test scores were higher for all targeted students in the response-card condition. The teacher asked a similar

DAVID W. MUNRO; Jennifer Stephenson

2009-01-01

412

NeQuick bottomside analysis at low latitudes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NeQuick ionospheric electron density model produces the full electron density profile in the ionosphere using the F2 layer peak values (foF2 and hmF2) as anchor points. Each part of the profile is modeled using Epstein layer formalism. Simple empirical relations are used to compute the thicknesses of each semi-Epstein layer. It has been observed that when NeQuick model is used to estimate total electron content at low latitudes the modeled values tend to underestimate the observed ones. Beside the F2 peak values, the most important profile parameter is the thickness of the F2 layer bottomside. The present study focuses on NeQuick model behavior at low latitudes comparing modeled profiles parameters with the ones extracted from experimental data mostly from African and Indian sector at different levels of solar activity and different time of the day. Possible model improvements are discussed.

Coïsson, P.; Nava, B.; Radicella, S. M.; Oladipo, O. A.; Adeniyi, J. O.; Gopi Krishna, S.; Rama Rao, P. V. S.; Ravindran, S.

2008-12-01

413

Low and equatorial latitudes topside in NeQuick  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NeQuick electron density model of the ionosphere is designed for trans-ionospheric propagation applications. The model topside has been revised on the basis of ISIS 2 topside sounder profiles, producing a new formulation of its empirical shape parameter. Comparisons between experimental slant TEC data and values modelled using both versions of NeQuick topside showed that in general we have obtained a distinct improvement. However, during some months of the year and at low latitudes, the new topside formulation does not produce improvements on the slant TEC estimates. We discuss the likely reasons for this behaviour including assessment of merits and shortcomings of the ISIS 2 data in low latitudes. The topside sounder on Intercosmos 19 satellite extensively sounded the equatorial region during a period of high solar activity, which was less covered by ISIS 2. This paper presents comparisons of NeQuick and topside sounders profiles at low latitudes using Intercosmos 19 satellite data.

Coïsson, P.; Radicella, S. M.; Nava, B.; Leitinger, R.

2008-04-01

414

Effectiveness of online early intervention financial education programs for credit-card holders  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of The Saint Paul Foundation’s Credit Card Project, three credit card issuers conducted randomized tests of whether offering online credit card education to credit cardholders is effective in changing behavior. The targeted populations were either new cardholders or cardholders reaching the point of first delinquency, and two of the tests involved college students. Completion of online credit education

Kimberly Gartner; Richard M. Todd

2005-01-01

415

Identification of genetic variation and putative regulatory regions in bovine CARD15  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Mutations in caspase recruitment domain 15 (CARD15) are associated with susceptibility to Crohn's disease and Blau Syndrome. We performed comparative analyses of the bovine, murine, and human CARD15 transcripts to elucidate functionality of bovine CARD15 and examine its potential role in bovine dise...

416

36 CFR 1254.10 - For how long and where is my researcher identification card valid?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...not transferable and you must present your card if a guard or research room attendant requests to see it. (b) At NARA facilities...their security systems, we issue a plastic card to replace the paper card issued at some NARA facilities at no charge. The...

2011-07-01

417

Using "I Will" Cards and Social Coaches to Improve Social Behaviors of Students with Asperger Syndrome  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many studies have examined ways to improve social functioning of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Some common strategies include: (1) social stories strategy; (2) social scripts strategy; (3) power card strategy; (4) cognitive behavioral modification; and (5) the "I Will" card strategy. The "I Will" card strategy utilizes components…

Boutot, E. Amanda

2009-01-01

418

Smart card product development in an internet-based CRM environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Smart cards have been successfully deployed in Europe and Asia. The European Community considers them imperative and is funding 65 card development projects. In the US, however, the cards hold less interest and have been less successful.Technology diffusion research indicates social learning is critical to adoption. A small cadre of early adopters, through visible daily use of new products, creates

Pat O'Brien; Laith Murad; Simon Gibbs; Richter Rafey

2005-01-01

419

Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. North Dakota  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

420

73 FR 58536 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Comment Card for E-mail Taglines  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Comment Request; Comment Card for E-mail Taglines AGENCY: U.S. and Foreign...Card at the bottom of all employees' e-mail messages to enable clients to submit...tagline would encourage recipients of the e-mail to click the Comment Card link...

2008-10-07

421

73 FR 57322 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Comment Card for E-mail Taglines  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Comment Request; Comment Card for E-mail Taglines AGENCY: U.S. and Foreign...Card at the bottom of all employees' e-mail messages to enable clients to submit...tagline would encourage recipients of the e-mail to click the Comment Card link...

2008-10-02

422

HyperCard in Educational Research: An Introduction and Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the HyperCard program and explains HyperTalk, the programing language it uses. Implications of HyperCard for educational researchers are discussed, including software design and development, the concept of learner control, and computer-assisted instruction that incorporates videodiscs and CD-ROM. A case study using HyperCard in…

Bowers, Dennis; Tsai, Chia

1990-01-01

423

Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Montana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

424

An Alternative Medium of Social Education--The "Horrors of War" Picture Cards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explores the production, distribution, and content of the, "Horrors of War," a series of trading cards produced between 1938 and 1942. Created by a Baptist advertising executive the cards used graphic images to communicate an antiwar message to young adolescents. Discusses possible learning activities used in conjunction with the cards. (MJP)|

Nelson, Murry R.

1997-01-01

425

Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Colorado  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

426

Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. New Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

427

Fractionating frontal lobe functions: Factors of the Milwaukee Card Sorting Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Milwaukee Card Sorting Test (MCST), a modification of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), was administered to 71 geriatric, orthopedic or neurologic patients. The MCST requires that participants verbalize prior to sorting, thus enabling quantification of separate, elemental executive abilities needed for card sorting performance. A preliminary factor analysis yielded three factors, corresponding to elemental executive abilities of forming,

D. C. Osmon; Y. Suchy

1996-01-01

428

25 CFR 542.9 - What are the minimum internal control standards for card games?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...minimum internal control standards for card games? 542.9 Section 542.9 Indians...minimum internal control standards for card games? (a) Computer applications...procedures for the collection of the card game drop and the count thereof shall comply...

2013-04-01

429

Automatic and Real Time Inspection System for Smart Card Module using Fuzzy Logic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an automatic and real time vision system to inspect the contact side of a smart card module using fuzzy logic. In the smart card industry, the module is the referential element supporting the chip. It is designed via successive microelectronic operations to be finally embedded in the plastic card. A priori knowledge is introduced in the system

Frederic Ros; Rachid Harba

2007-01-01

430

Protecting Smart Cards from Passive Power Analysis with Detached Power Supplies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Power analysis is a very successful cryptanalytic technique which extracts secret information from smart cards by analysing the power consumed during the execution of their internal programs. It is a passive attack in the sense that it can be applied in an undetectable way during normal interaction with the smart card without modifying the card or the protocol in any

Adi Shamir

2000-01-01

431

Predicting Credit Card Holder Churn in Banks of China Using Data Mining and MCDM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, with increasingly intense competition in the market, major banks pay more attention on customer relationship management. A real-time and effective credit card holders' churn analysis is important and helpful for bankers to maintain credit card holders. In this research we apply 12 classification algorithms in a real-life credit card holders' behaviors dataset from a major commercial bank in China

Guoxun Wang; Liang Liu; Yi Peng; Guangli Nie; Gang Kou; Yong Shi

2010-01-01

432

Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Alaska  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

433

A Cautionary Note Regarding Evaluation of AES Candidates on SmartCards  

Microsoft Academic Search

NIST has considered the performance of AES candidates on smart-cards as an important selection criterion and many submitters have highlighted the compactness and efficiency of their submission on low end smart cards. However, in light of recently discovered power based attacks, we strongly argue that evaluating smart-card suitability of AES candidates requires a very cautious approach. We demonstrate that straightforward

Suresh Chari; Charanjit Jutla; Josyula R. Rao; Pankaj Rohatgi

1999-01-01

434

Two Types of Perseveration in the Dimension Change Card Sort Task  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the Dimension Change Card Sort (DCCS) task, 3-year-olds can sort cards well by one dimension but have difficulty in switching to sort the same cards by another dimension when asked; that is, they perseverate on the first relevant information. What is the information that children perseverate on? Using a new version of the DCCS, the experiments…

Hanania, Rima

2010-01-01

435

Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Delaware  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

436

An Alternative Medium of Social Education--The "Horrors of War" Picture Cards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the production, distribution, and content of the, "Horrors of War," a series of trading cards produced between 1938 and 1942. Created by a Baptist advertising executive the cards used graphic images to communicate an antiwar message to young adolescents. Discusses possible learning activities used in conjunction with the cards. (MJP)

Nelson, Murry R.

1997-01-01

437

77 FR 38396 - Agency Information Collection (One-VA Identification Verification Card) Activities Under OMB Review  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...One-VA Identification Verification Card) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY...Title: Request for One-VA Identification Card. OMB Control Number: 2900-0673. Type...to personalize, print, and issue a PIV card. An agency may not conduct or...

2012-06-27

438

Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Utah  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

439

Creative idea exploration within the structure of a guiding framework: the card brainstorming game  

Microsoft Academic Search

I present a card brainstorming exercise that transforms a conceptual tangible interaction framework into a tool for creative dialogue and discuss the experiences made in using it. Ten sessions with this card game demonstrate the frameworks' versatility and utility. Observation and participant feedback highlight the value of a provocative question format and of the metaphor of a card game. Author

Eva Hornecker

2010-01-01

440

12 CFR 41.91 - Duties of card issuers regarding changes of address.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FAIR CREDIT REPORTING Identity Theft Red Flags § 41.91 Duties of card issuers regarding...an issuer of a debit or credit card (card issuer) that is a national bank, Federal branch or agency of a foreign bank,...

2013-01-01

441

Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Kentucky  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

442

The roles of personality and general ethical judgments in intention to not repay credit card expenses  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are no ‘card slaves’ but only cardholders who cannot meet their obligations. Recently, the issue that people are plagued by huge credit card debt has become more serious in Taiwan. This study proposed a model linking personality traits (locus of control (LOC) and risk-taking propensity), general ethical judgments regarding credit card use, and behavioral intention to not repay credit

Cherng G. Ding; Kuochung Chang; Na-Ting Liu

2009-01-01

443

Like eating money: Card gambling in a Papua New Guinea Highlands village  

Microsoft Academic Search

Card gambling among the Awa, a previously nongambling society, was introduced by returning labor migrants responsible for transplanting many aspects of urban migrant culture back in their rural Highlands villages. Presently Awa card gambling is seasonal and mainly recreational, and not smoothly integrated into their society as a whole. As rural villages like the Awa begin to develop economically, card

David M. Hayano

1989-01-01

444

Apple QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With this latest application from Apple, users can effectively produce professional-quality live events for online delivery around the world. The combination of the various QuickTime technologies and application makes a wide range of activities possible, including transmitting business meetings or lectures to a host of different online users. The user-friendly interface provides a basic overview that makes utilizing the application quite easy. This application is compatible with Mac OS X/Server 10.3.9 and QuickTime 7.0.

445

Voice over internet protocol with prepaid calling card solutions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The VoIP technology is growing up rapidly, it has big network impact on PT Telkom Indonesia, the bigger telecommunication operator in Indonesia. Telkom has adopted VoIP and one other technology, Intelligent Network (IN). We develop those technologies together in one service product, called Internet Prepaid Calling Card (IPCC). IPCC is becoming new breakthrough for the Indonesia telecommunication services especially on VoIP and Prepaid Calling Card solutions. Network architecture of Indonesia telecommunication consists of three layer, Local, Tandem and Trunck Exchange layer. Network development researches for IPCC architecture are focus on network overlay hierarchy, Internet and PSTN. With this design hierarchy the goal of Interworking PSTN, VoIP and IN calling card, become reality. Overlay design for IPCC is not on Trunck Exchange, this is the new architecture, these overlay on Tandem and Local Exchange, to make the faster call processing. The nodes added: Gateway (GW) and Card Management Center (CMC) The GW do interfacing between PSTN and Internet Network used ISDN-PRA and Ethernet. The other functions are making bridge on circuit (PSTN) with packet (VoIP) based and real time billing process. The CMC used for data storage, pin validation, report activation, tariff system, directory number and all the administration transaction. With two nodes added the IPCC service offered to the market.

Gunadi, Tri

2001-07-01

446

Corning Community College Institutional Report Card, November 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Institutional Report Card of Corning Community College (CCC) (New York) presents data on traditional indicators of effectiveness common to many institutions, such as graduation, success, and employment rates, as well as student satisfaction. It also includes results of the State University of New York's (SUNY) Student Opinion Survey and…

Corning Community Coll., NY.

447

The Race Card: An Interactive Tool for Teaching Multiculturalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When teaching multicultural education, whether training future teachers or working with students, what is usually excluded is a critical examination of the dominant power structure of whiteness. In this article, the author discusses "The Race Card," a free resource that can provide a tool to allow all players to critically examine how the…

George, Robert F.

2006-01-01

448

In-silico human genomics with GeneCards  

PubMed Central

Since 1998, the bioinformatics, systems biology, genomics and medical communities have enjoyed a synergistic relationship with the GeneCards database of human genes (http://www.genecards.org). This human gene compendium was created to help to introduce order into the increasing chaos of information flow. As a consequence of viewing details and deep links related to specific genes, users have often requested enhanced capabilities, such that, over time, GeneCards has blossomed into a suite of tools (including GeneDecks, GeneALaCart, GeneLoc, GeneNote and GeneAnnot) for a variety of analyses of both single human genes and sets thereof. In this paper, we focus on inhouse and external research activities which have been enabled, enhanced, complemented and, in some cases, motivated by GeneCards. In turn, such interactions have often inspired and propelled improvements in GeneCards. We describe here the evolution and architecture of this project, including examples of synergistic applications in diverse areas such as synthetic lethality in cancer, the annotation of genetic variations in disease, omics integration in a systems biology approach to kidney disease, and bioinformatics tools.

2011-01-01

449

National Awareness Initiative: The School Safety Report Card.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The School Safety Report Card is a promising awareness initiative on the World Wide Web that surveys stakeholders about school-safety issues. Results are confidential and anonymous and will be posted on the web. The model outlines the conceptual, behavioral, and psychological components for identifying and helping at-risk students. (MLH)

Wilen, Saul B.; Fagan, Ruth N.; Van Wert, Frederick

2001-01-01

450

Modelling and Implementation of Catalogue Cards Using FreeMarker  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study involving the specification (using Unified Modelling Language (UML) 2.0) of information requirements and implementation of the software components for generating catalogue cards. The implementation in a Java environment is developed using the FreeMarker software.…

Radjenovic, Jelen; Milosavljevic, Branko; Surla, Dusan

2009-01-01

451

Simple Neural Network System for Wisconsin Card Sorting Test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this paper, a model for mimicking the behavior of the prefrontal cortex in Wisconsin card sorting test is given for both healthy and lesioned subjects. A simple model based on winner take all network and multi layer perceptron suffices to model the aff...

G. B. Kaplan I. Genc G. Guzelist

2001-01-01

452

Using a Card Trick to Teach Discrete Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We present a card trick that can be used to review or teach a variety of topics in discrete mathematics. We address many subjects, including permutations, combinations, functions, graphs, depth first search, the pigeonhole principle, greedy algorithms, and concepts from number theory. Moreover, the trick motivates the use of computers in…

Simonson, Shai; Holm, Tara S.

2003-01-01

453

Method of creating rigid cards with an exercise routine  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A method of creating rigid cards (32) having an exercise routine (58) thereon for use by a user (26). The rigid cards (32) are prepared utilizing a computer (34) in communication with a database (40). A plurality of exercises (54) are determined and the exercises (54) are input into the computer (34) to define the exercise routine (58) specific to the user (26). A unique identifier (60) specific to the user (26) is input into the computer (34) and linked to the exercise routine (58). The unique identifier (60) and the exercise routine (58) are stored in the database (40) and printed on the rigid card (32). The method further includes modifying the exercise routine (58) and inputting the modified exercise routine into the computer (34) to define an alternative exercise routine (144). The alternative exercise routine (144) is linked to the unique identifier (60) and stored in the database (40). The unique identifier (60) and the alternative exercise routine (144) are printed on a second rigid card (116).

2010-01-19

454

Respiratory Belt Transducer Constructed Using a Singing Greeting Card Beeper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An article by Belusic and Zupancic described the construction of a finger pulse sensor using a singing greeting card beeper. These authors felt that this beeper made of piezoelectric material could be easily modified to function as a respiratory belt transducer to monitor respiratory movements. Commercially available respiratory belt…

Bhaskar, Anand; Subramani, Selvam; Ojha, Rajdeep

2013-01-01

455

A simple neural network system for Wisconsin card sorting test  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a model for mimicking the behavior of the prefrontal cortex in the Wisconsin card sorting test is given for both healthy and lesioned subjects. A simple model based on a winner take all network and a multilayer perceptron suffices to model the effect of frontal lobe damage, which leads to preservation as well as diminishing the influence

G. B. Kaplan; I. Genc; C. Guzelis

2001-01-01

456

War 2010: The Emergence of the Wild Card Scenario.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research paper explores the possibility of using prophecy-based predictions to create worst case scenarios or 'wild cards,' when examined within the context of current trends and indicators of world threats. Based on the interpretations of some of th...

V. M. Rosello

1997-01-01

457

Card shark and thespis: exotic tools for hypertext narrative  

Microsoft Academic Search

Card Shark and Thespis are two newly-implemented hypertext systems for creating hypertext narrative. Both systems depart dramatically from the tools currently popular for writing hypertext fiction, and these departures may help distinguish between the intrinsic nature of hypertext and the tendencies of particular software tools and formalisms. The implementation of these systems raises interesting questions about assumptions underlying recent discussion

Mark Bernstein

2001-01-01

458

Secure Deployment of Applications to Fielded Devices and Smart Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work presents a process of deploying applications se- curely to flelded devices with smart cards whilst taking into consider- ation the possibility that the client device could be malicious. Advan- tages of the proposed process include; caching functionality upon the device, optimal use of resources, employment of nested security contexts whilst addressing flelded infrastructures and a homogeneous solution. This

William G. Sirett; John A. Macdonald; Keith Mayes; Constantinos Markantonakis

2006-01-01

459

The Status of Children in Oregon. 1996 Report Card.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This Kids Count report card gives an overall account of statewide trends in the well-being of Oregon's children. The statistical report is based on 18 indicators of child well being: (1) childhood poverty; (2) health uninsured; (3) percentage of court-ordered child support paid; (4) affordable housing; (5) infant mortality rate; (6) low…

Children First for Oregon, Portland.

460

Using a Card Trick to Teach Discrete Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We present a card trick that can be used to review or teach a variety of topics in discrete mathematics. We address many subjects, including permutations, combinations, functions, graphs, depth first search, the pigeonhole principle, greedy algorithms, and concepts from number theory. Moreover, the trick motivates the use of computers in…

Simonson, Shai; Holm, Tara S.

2003-01-01

461

Effect of Size of Data Processing Cards on Manual Handling.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two experiments were made to determine the effect of ADP card size, thickness, ratio of height to width, and text position on handling ability. Performance times and errors for two groups of subjects were analyzed as were subjects' preferences. Results of...

J. S. Rakowski

1966-01-01

462

Personal Wellness Card Sort: A Strategy for Promoting Relational Healing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Personal Wellness Card Sort task is presented as a practical tool for mediating a therapeutic impasse when working with clients who have experienced a traumatic event. The authors describe how this activity can assist clients with viewing themselves in a holistic way, regaining disowned aspects of self and initiating movement toward connecting…

Lenz, A. Stephen; Roscoe, Lauren J.

2011-01-01

463

Implementing fiducial probe card alignment technology for production wafer probing  

Microsoft Academic Search

To match the ever-increasing density and performance of integrated circuits, new generations of probe cards are getting adopted in the main stream manufacturing process in a rapid pace. To match the product geometry and performance, probe tips are getting increasingly denser, product refined, and miniaturized. The appearances of these tips vary significantly between different technologies, wear and tear of the

Dominique Langlois; Michel Fardel; Karl R. Heiman; Fenglei Du

2003-01-01

464

Singing Greeting Card Beeper as a Finger Pulse Sensor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We constructed a robust and low-priced finger pulse sensor from a singing greeting card beeper. The beeper outputs the plethysmographic signal, which is indistinguishable from that of commercial grade sensors. The sensor can be used in school for a number of experiments in human cardiovascular physiology.

Belusic, Gregor; Zupancic, Gregor

2010-01-01

465

Distributed data mining in credit card fraud detection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Credit card transactions continue to grow in number, taking an ever-larger share of the US payment system and leading to a higher rate of stolen account numbers and subsequent losses by banks. Improved fraud detection thus has become essential to maintain the viability of the US payment system. Banks have used early fraud warning systems for some years. Large scale

Philip K. Chan; Wei Fan; A. L. Prodromidis; S. J. Stolfo

1999-01-01

466

Singing Greeting Card Beeper as a Finger Pulse Sensor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We constructed a robust and low-priced finger pulse sensor from a singing greeting card beeper. The beeper outputs the plethysmographic signal, which is indistinguishable from that of commercial grade sensors. The sensor can be used in school for a number of experiments in human cardiovascular physiology.|

Belusic, Gregor; Zupancic, Gregor

2010-01-01

467

Amex’s strategies for launching the smart card innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this paper is to analyze Amex’s pursuit of strategies in launching the smart card innovation. The study is based on Five Forces Model in Porter, M. (1980) Competitive Strategy. The Free Press, New York, and the Core Competences Building and the Dynamic Capabilities Model in Industrial and Corporate Change 3(3) (1994) 537. The study aims to understand

J. Wonglimpiyarat

2004-01-01

468

Using report cards to sustain revenue cycle improvement.  

PubMed

Five guiding principles can help your organization achieve revenue cycle success: Have appropriate job functions and work flow design in place. Elevate staff performance through quality and productivity goals. Ensure effective technology infrastructure is in place. Deploy at all levels a comprehensive management tool set and report card metric (dashboard). Sustain a culture of accountability. PMID:16060100

Haray, David

2005-07-01

469

Photocopy of post card from Fitzsimons Army Medical Center Public ...  

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

Photocopy of post card from Fitzsimons Army Medical Center Public Affairs Office, building 120. Photograph by Rocky Mountain photo. CO was no copyrighted and is , therefore, in the public domain. - Fitzsimons General Hospital, Memorial Tablet, West McAfee, South of Building No. 524, Aurora, Adams County, CO

470

CREDIT CARD FRAUD PREVENTION: A SUCCESSFUL RETAIL STRATEGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Substantial losses from credit card fraud are forcing retail industry executives to reevaluate the effectiveness of their ability to prevent this type of crime. In 1992, management at Tops Appliance City Inc. decided to reassess its own fraud prevention program in an attempt to prevent future losses. An analysis of the Tops' problem pointed out the need to differentiate legitimate

Barry Masuda

471

VIPER: A Program for Manipulating Card-Image Files.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

VIPER is a program designed to allow the easy manipulation of card-image files in IBM OS/360 systems. It combines, improves, and extends the features found in the earlier programs MANAGERY, EDITY, and CLICHE. VIPER may be applied to both sequential and pa...

W. G. Price

1975-01-01

472

Respiratory Belt Transducer Constructed Using a Singing Greeting Card Beeper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An article by Belusic and Zupancic described the construction of a finger pulse sensor using a singing greeting card beeper. These authors felt that this beeper made of piezoelectric material could be easily modified to function as a respiratory belt transducer to monitor respiratory movements. Commercially available respiratory belt transducers,…

Bhaskar, Anand; Subramani, Selvam; Ojha, Rajdeep

2013-01-01

473

Improving a credit card fraud detection system using genetic algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we undertook the credit card fraud detection problem of a bank and tried to improve the performance of an existing solution. In doing so, we did not undertake the typical objective of maximizing the number of correctly classified transactions but rather we defined a new objective function where the misclassification costs are variable and thus, correct classification

M. H. O?zçelik; M. Is?ik; E. Duman; T. C?evik

2010-01-01

474

Computerizing the Card Catalog: What Technology Can Do.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although automating the library card catalog is a significant technological improvement, other approaches can also make accessing information easier for students. Currently there are more than 100 CD-ROM (compact disk) databases that replace traditional paper products such as encyclopedias, almanacs, and newspaper and magazine indexes. Logistical…

Skapura, Robert

1991-01-01

475

ART: augmented reality table for interactive trading card game  

Microsoft Academic Search

Real world games and computer games have their own distinct strengths. Augmented reality allows us to combine both strengths, improve existing game styles, and produce new games. In this pa- per, we present the Augmented Reality Table (ART), a prototype platform employing augmented reality technology to provide a vir- tual table for playing trading card games. ART consists of an

Albert H. T. Lam; Kevin C. H. Chow; Edward Hon-hei Yau; Michael R. Lyu

2006-01-01

476

An efficient and practicable anonymous authentication scheme using smart cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, many smart card-based anonymous authentication schemes have been proposed to preserve user's anonymity. Unfortunately, most of these schemes do not achieve to preserve user's anonymity from the malicious user. In 2008, Kim et al. proposed a scheme which not only guaranteed user privacy but also provided traceable anonymity authentication. In this paper, we first point out that Kim et

Jie Gu; Liang Zhao; Zhi Xue

2010-01-01

477

Design of Formats and Packs of Catalog Cards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The three major functions of the Ohio College Library Center's Shared Cataloging System are: 1) provision of union catalog location listing; 2) making available cataloging done by one library to all other users of the system; and 3) production of catalog cards. The system, based on a central machine readable data base, speeds cataloging and…

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.

478

Falling PC Solitaire Cards: An Open-Inquiry Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many of us have played the PC Solitaire game that comes as standard software in many computers. Although I am not a great player, occasionally I win a game or two. The game celebrates my accomplishment by pushing the cards forward, one at a time, falling gracefully in what appears to look like a parabolic path in a drag-free environment. One day,…

Gonzalez-Espada, Wilson J.

2012-01-01

479

Development of the Arab Heritage Activity Card Sort  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Participation is an indicator of healthy functioning and well-being, as emphasized by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (World Health Organization, 2001). The Activity Card Sort (ACS) is a valid and reliable assessment tool that measures participation. This study describes the process of developing the Arab…

Hamed, Razan; AlHeresh, Rawan; Dahab, Sana Abu; Collins, Brittany; Fryer, Jasmine; Holm, Margo B.

2011-01-01

480

California Report Card 2011: Setting the Agenda for Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This year's "Report Card" breaks new ground by providing "The Children's Agenda", which details the top ten high-priority, high-impact actions California policymakers should take to reverse the declining status of children. It's clear any sound plan to revitalize the state must prioritize children's development. California's history backs this up,…

Mindnich, Jessica; Kennedy, Brian; Schutjer-Mance, Kristi

2010-01-01

481

Dealing with Piaget: Analyzing Card Games for Understanding Concepts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students who take developmental psychology courses have difficulty applying theoretical concepts to situations separate from the context of theory. When learning about Piagetian theory, students often confine their understanding to demonstrations of conservation tasks. Analyzing Card Games, an active learning activity, allows students to apply…

Weisskirch, Robert S.

482

Document Cards: A Top Trumps Visualization for Documents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Finding suitable, less space consuming views for a document's main content is crucial to provide convenient access to large document collections on display devices of different size. We present a novel compact visualization which represents the document's key semantic as a mixture of images and important key terms, similar to cards in a top trumps game. The key terms are

Hendrik Strobelt; Daniela Oelke; Christian Rohrdantz; Andreas Stoffel; Daniel A. Keim; Oliver Deussen

2009-01-01

483

Improving the organ donor card system in Switzerland.  

PubMed

This paper analyses the current organ donor card system in Switzerland and identifies five problems that may be partially responsible for the country's low deceased organ donation rates. There are two minor issues concerning the process of obtaining a donor card: the Swisstransplant website understates the prospective benefits of donation, and the ease with which donor cards can be obtained raises questions regarding whether any consent to donation provided is truly informed. Furthermore, there are two major practical problems that might affect those who carry an organ donor card: the lack of a central donor registry increases the likelihood that donors' wishes will be "lost", and there is a high probability that family members will veto organ donation. The fact that these two practical problems are not mentioned to potential donors by Swisstransplant constitutes the fifth problem. Donation rates would probably improve if more accurate information about the benefits of donation were provided to potential donors, a central donor registry were created, and families were not permitted to veto donation from those on the registry. PMID:23986403

Shaw, D M

2013-08-22

484

Report Card to the Public: 2005-2006 School Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This "Report Card to the Public, a Summary of Statistics from Alaska's Public Schools," is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2005-2006. This publication reports the status of public education in Alaska. It is a source of information for Alaska's educational policymakers, including legislators, the Governor,…

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2006

2006-01-01

485

Report Card to the Public: 2006-2007 School Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This "Report Card to the Public, a Summary of Statistics from Alaska's Schools," is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2006-2007. This publication reports the status of public education in Alaska. It is a source of information for Alaska's educational policymakers, including legislators, the Governor, the…

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2007

2007-01-01

486

Protection and Recovery of Disk Encryption Key Using Smart Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information leakage has recently become a serious problem. Because a user's disk might contain a lot of confidential information, it should be encrypted and the encryption key protected securely. Disk security has been improved by storing the encryption key in a hardware token such as a smart card or USB device. There must be some way to recover the encryption

Kazumasa Omote; Kazuhiko Kato

2008-01-01

487

Fashion orientation, credit card use, and compulsive buying  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – As an effort to identify the underlying determinants of compulsive buying, this study seeks to examine fashion orientation, a fashion-related variable, as a direct antecedent of compulsive buying and as an indirect antecedent of compulsive buying through credit card use. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using a convenient sampling method, women aged over 20 years living in the Seoul metropolitan area

Hye-Jung Park; Leslie Davis Burns

2005-01-01

488

Subtraction Facts: Hide-and-Seek Cards Can Help.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning disabled elementary school children can learn subtraction skills with the aid of "hide and seek" number concept cards and a five-step sequence: (1) find a way to work it out, (2) add to check, (3) look for subtraction "partners," (4) group facts into "families," and (5) practice. (CB)

Thornton, Carol A.; Toohey, Margaret A.

1986-01-01

489

Playing cards with Hintikka An introduction to dynamic epistemic logic ?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This contribution is a gentle introduction to so-called dynamic epistemiclog- ics, that can describe how agents change their knowledge and beliefs. We start with a concise introduction to epistemic logic, through the example of one, two and finally three players holding cards; and, mainly for the purpose of motivating the dynamics, we alsovery summarilyintroduce theconcepts of general and common knowledge.

H. P. van Ditmarsch; W. van der Hoek; B. P. Kooi; Greg Restall

2005-01-01

490

Structure of an apoptosome-procaspase-9 CARD complex.  

PubMed

Apaf-1 coassembles with cytochrome c to form the apoptosome, which then binds and activates procaspase-9 (pc-9). We removed pc-9 catalytic domains from the holoapoptosome by site-directed thrombinolysis. A structure of the resulting apoptosome-pc-9 CARD complex was then determined at approximately 9.5 A resolution. In our model, the central hub is constructed like other AAA+ protein rings but also contains novel features. At higher radius, the regulatory region of each Apaf-1 is comprised of tandem seven and eight blade beta-propellers with cytochrome c docked between them. Remarkably, Apaf-1 CARDs are disordered in the ground state. During activation, each Apaf-1 CARD interacts with a pc-9 CARD and these heterodimers form a flexibly tethered "disk" that sits above the central hub. When taken together, the data reveal conformational changes during Apaf-1 assembly that allow pc-9 activation. The model also provides a plausible explanation for the effects of NOD mutations that have been mapped onto the central hub. PMID:20462491

Yuan, Shujun; Yu, Xinchao; Topf, Maya; Ludtke, Steven J; Wang, Xiaodong; Akey, Christopher W

2010-05-12

491

Team-Building Success: It's in the Cards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Successful team outcomes frequently--if not always--rely upon proven techniques for managing diverse styles and strengths. In this article, the authors describe the Diversity Card Game and the benefits it offers for students and instructors. Building teams using Diversity gives students the knowledge to manage clashes that might otherwise create…

Scarfino, Deborah; Roever, Carol

2009-01-01

492

Test/QA Plan for Verification of Ozone Indicator Cards  

EPA Science Inventory

This verification test will address ozone indicator cards (OICs) that provide short-term semi-quantitative measures of ozone concentration in ambient air. Testing will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Environmental Tec...

493

Singing greeting card beeper as a finger pulse sensor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We constructed a robust and low-priced finger pulse sensor from a singing greeting card beeper. The beeper outputs the plethysmographic signal, which is indistinguishable from that of commercial grade sensors. The sensor can be used in school for a number of experiments in human cardiovascular physiology.

Gregor Belusic (University of Ljubljana); Gregor Zupancic (University of Ljubljana)

2010-06-01

494

Design of a multigigabit optical network interface card  

Microsoft Academic Search

High-speed optical data links enable local area networks (LANs) that operate at data rates above 10 Gb\\/s. Various network, protocol and switch architectures have been proposed that use these links. The optical network interface card (ONIC) is an important component for demonstrating efficient application of these architectures. In this paper, we describe the design of a programmable ONIC that interfaces

Premanand Chandramani; Ping Gui; Jeremy Ekman; Xiaoqing Wang; Fouad Kiamilev; Marc Christensen; Predrag Milojkovic; Michael W. Haney; Jon Anderson; Kevin Driscoll; Brian Vanvoorst

2003-01-01

495

The impact of a prestigious partner on affinity card marketing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study investigates the synergetic impact of joint marketing collaboration between a bank and an affinity organisation on their affinity credit card holders' behaviours. Seeks to identify the sources of the influence of the alliance partners which induce changes in the attitude and behaviour of cardholders. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A theoretical model was developed to reveal the impact of

Henry K. Y. Fock; Ka-shing Woo; Michael K. Hui

2005-01-01

496

Patient retained records--the health identity card  

PubMed Central

A system of patient retained health cards is described, with a view to improving the overall accuracy of medical records, patients' awareness of their health status and the transfer of records between doctors. Other systems of patient retained records in current use are discussed.

Skiba, Larry W.

1984-01-01

497

California Report Card, 2001: Factors for School Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting that children's educational success is a high priority for California parents, voters, public officials, and business leaders, this report card documents how economic, health, and other conditions affect California children's learning and well-being. The report's introduction discusses factors influencing educational success, including…

Richards, Jayleen; Dominguez-Arms, Amy

498

Checking Secure Interactions of Smart Card Applets: Extended Version  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an approach enabling a smart card is- suer to verify that a new applet securely interacts with already down- loaded applets. A security policy has been defined that associates levels to applet attributes and methods and defines authorized flows between levels. We propose a technique based on model checking to verify that actual information flows between applets

Pierre Bieber; Jacques Cazin; Pierre Girard; Jean-louis Lanet; Virginie Wiels; Guy Zanon

2002-01-01

499

Student Invention and the 3 x 5 Card Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To introduce right brain activities into the elementary school curriculum, science activities were generated for gifted children in which every item for investigation was made from a three-by-five card. Three major steps were repeated in developing activities: copying materials, adapting materials, and inventing materials. (SW)|

Dyrli, Odvard E.

1982-01-01

500

Nurturing Thoughtful Revision Using the Focused Question Card Strategy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Because revising can feel overwhelming even for competent writers, the author designed the Focused Question Card (FQC) strategy to ease students through a critically important aspect of the writing process--revision. The strategy is ideal for writing intended as thoughtful reflection of thinking over time and can be used with students from fourth…

Sandmann, Alexa

2006-01-01