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Quick response codes and libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to explain the nature of quick response (QR) codes and their possible applications in libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Existing uses, applications, and functionality of QR codes are looked at, before turning to the limited existing use of QR codes in libraries. The author then suggests many different ways QR codes could be used in our libraries.

Andrew Walsh

2009-01-01

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The Mystery Behind the Code: Differentiated Instruction with Quick Response Codes in Secondary Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quick response codes, better known as QR codes, are small barcodes scanned to receive information about a specific topic. This article explains QR code technology and the utility of QR codes in the delivery of physical education instruction. Consideration is given to how QR codes can be used to accommodate learners of varying ability levels as…

Adkins, Megan; Wajciechowski, Misti R.; Scantling, Ed

2013-01-01

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QR Codes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents an m-learning method that incorporates Integrated Quick Response (QR) codes. This learning method not only achieves the objectives of outdoor education, but it also increases applications of Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (CTML) (Mayer, 2001) in m-learning for practical use in a diverse range of outdoor locations. When…

Lai, Hsin-Chih; Chang, Chun-Yen; Li, Wen-Shiane; Fan, Yu-Lin; Wu, Ying-Tien

2013-01-01

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The Quick Response Center: An Interactive Business Learning Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the educational Quick Response (QR) Center developed at the Fashion Institute of Technology to enable students, faculty, and industry to bridge the technology learning gap between college and the workplace. QR is a working model of a Just-in-Time computer system that enables companies to produce and deliver finished goods just in time to…

Schorr, Aaron

1995-01-01

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The Evolution of Quick Response Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In companies’ constant quest to find ways to maintain or improve customer service levels while simultaneously reducing their\\u000a investment in inventory, apparel companies in the mid-1980s focused on the problem of long lead times between product design\\u000a and availability in retail stores. They developed the strategy of quick response (QR) to shorten this lead time and to create\\u000a a supply

Matthew J. Drake; Kathryn A. Marley

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QR Codes 101  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A QR (quick-response) code is a two-dimensional scannable code, similar in function to a traditional bar code that one might find on a product at the supermarket. The main difference between the two is that, while a traditional bar code can hold a maximum of only 20 digits, a QR code can hold up to 7,089 characters, so it can contain much more…

Crompton, Helen; LaFrance, Jason; van 't Hooft, Mark

2012-01-01

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An introduction to QR Codes: linking libraries and mobile patrons.  

PubMed

QR codes, or "Quick Response" codes, are two-dimensional barcodes that can be scanned by mobile smartphone cameras. These codes can be used to provide fast access to URLs, telephone numbers, and short passages of text. With the rapid adoption of smartphones, librarians are able to use QR codes to promote services and help library users find materials quickly and independently. This article will explain what QR codes are, discuss how they can be used in the library, and describe issues surrounding their use. A list of resources for generating and scanning QR codes is also provided. PMID:21800986

Hoy, Matthew B

2011-01-01

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QR Codes: Taking Collections Further  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With some thought and direction, QR (quick response) codes are a great tool to use in school libraries to enhance access to information. From March through April 2013, Caitlin Ahearn interned at Sanborn Regional High School (SRHS) under the supervision of Pam Harland. As a result of Harland's un-Deweying of the nonfiction collection at SRHS,…

Ahearn, Caitlin

2014-01-01

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What Are Those Checkerboard Things? How Quick Response Codes Can Enrich Student Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students enrolled in the author's commercial arts program design and publish the school's yearbook. For the 2010-2011 school year, the students applied Quick Response (QR) code technology to include links to events that occurred after the yearbook's print deadline, including graduation. The technology has many applications in the school setting,…

Tucker, Al

2011-01-01

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An analytical scheme for the change of the apparel design process towards quick response  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proposes models of a descriptive and interpretative type which examine the temporal sequences of the activities and decisions taken in the textile apparel chain with reference to design. Examines the opportunities for improvement and also identifies the obstacles that interfere with the realization of quick response (QR) in design. Analyses, using the proposed models, the possible interventions along the chain

Cipriano Forza; Andrea Vinelli

1996-01-01

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Location Based Service in Indoor Environment Using Quick Response Code Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today by extensive use of intelligent mobile phones, increased size of screens and enriching the mobile phones by Global Positioning System (GPS) technology use of location based services have been considered by public users more than ever.. Based on the position of users, they can receive the desired information from different LBS providers. Any LBS system generally includes five main parts: mobile devices, communication network, positioning system, service provider and data provider. By now many advances have been gained in relation to any of these parts; however the users positioning especially in indoor environments is propounded as an essential and critical issue in LBS. It is well known that GPS performs too poorly inside buildings to provide usable indoor positioning. On the other hand, current indoor positioning technologies such as using RFID or WiFi network need different hardware and software infrastructures. In this paper, we propose a new method to overcome these challenges. This method is using the Quick Response (QR) Code Technology. QR Code is a 2D encrypted barcode with a matrix structure which consists of black modules arranged in a square grid. Scanning and data retrieving process from QR Code is possible by use of different camera-enabled mobile phones only by installing the barcode reader software. This paper reviews the capabilities of QR Code technology and then discusses the advantages of using QR Code in Indoor LBS (ILBS) system in comparison to other technologies. Finally, some prospects of using QR Code are illustrated through implementation of a scenario. The most important advantages of using this new technology in ILBS are easy implementation, spending less expenses, quick data retrieval, possibility of printing the QR Code on different products and no need for complicated hardware and software infrastructures.

Hakimpour, F.; Zare Zardiny, A.

2014-10-01

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Use Them ... or Lose Them? The Case for and against Using QR Codes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quick-response (QR) code is a two-dimensional, black-and-white square barcode and links directly to a URL of one's choice. When the code is scanned with a smartphone, it will automatically redirect the user to the designated URL. QR codes are popping up everywhere--billboards, magazines, posters, shop windows, TVs, computer screens, and more.…

Cunningham, Chuck; Dull, Cassie

2011-01-01

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Experimental QR code optical encryption: noise-free data recovering.  

PubMed

We report, to our knowledge for the first time, the experimental implementation of a quick response (QR) code as a "container" in an optical encryption system. A joint transform correlator architecture in an interferometric configuration is chosen as the experimental scheme. As the implementation is not possible in a single step, a multiplexing procedure to encrypt the QR code of the original information is applied. Once the QR code is correctly decrypted, the speckle noise present in the recovered QR code is eliminated by a simple digital procedure. Finally, the original information is retrieved completely free of any kind of degradation after reading the QR code. Additionally, we propose and implement a new protocol in which the reception of the encrypted QR code and its decryption, the digital block processing, and the reading of the decrypted QR code are performed employing only one device (smartphone, tablet, or computer). The overall method probes to produce an outcome far more attractive to make the adoption of the technique a plausible option. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate the practicality of the proposed security system. PMID:24978277

Barrera, John Fredy; Mira-Agudelo, Alejandro; Torroba, Roberto

2014-05-15

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QR Codes in the Library: "It's Not Your Mother's Barcode!"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Barcode scanning has become more than just fun. Now libraries and businesses are leveraging barcode technology as an innovative tool to market their products and ideas. Developed and popularized in Japan, these Quick Response (QR) or two-dimensional barcodes allow marketers to provide interactive content in an otherwise static environment. In this…

Dobbs, Cheri

2011-01-01

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What Are Those Checkerboard Things?: How QR Codes Can Enrich Student Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students enrolled in commercial arts program design and publish their school's yearbook. For the 2010-2011 school year, the students applied Quick Response (QR) code technology to include links to events that occurred after the yearbook's print deadline, including graduation. The technology has many applications in the school setting, and the…

Tucker, Al

2011-01-01

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[The QR code in society, economy and medicine--fields of application, options and chances].  

PubMed

2D codes like the QR Code ("Quick Response") are becoming more and more common in society and medicine. The application spectrum and benefits in medicine and other fields are described. 2D codes can be created free of charge on any computer with internet access without any previous knowledge. The codes can be easily used in publications, presentations, on business cards and posters. Editors choose between contact details, text or a hyperlink as information behind the code. At expert conferences, linkage by QR Code allows the audience to download presentations and posters quickly. The documents obtained can then be saved, printed, processed etc. Fast access to stored data in the internet makes it possible to integrate additional and explanatory multilingual videos into medical posters. In this context, a combination of different technologies (printed handout, QR Code and screen) may be reasonable. PMID:21805904

Flaig, Benno; Parzeller, Markus

2011-01-01

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Embedding QR codes in tumor board presentations, enhancing educational content for oncology information management.  

PubMed

Quick Response (QR) Codes are standard in supply management and seen with increasing frequency in advertisements. They are now present regularly in healthcare informatics and education. These 2-dimensional square bar codes, originally designed by the Toyota car company, are free of license and have a published international standard. The codes can be generated by free online software and the resulting images incorporated into presentations. The images can be scanned by "smart" phones and tablets using either the iOS or Android platforms, which link the device with the information represented by the QR code (uniform resource locator or URL, online video, text, v-calendar entries, short message service [SMS] and formatted text). Once linked to the device, the information can be viewed at any time after the original presentation, saved in the device or to a Web-based "cloud" repository, printed, or shared with others via email or Bluetooth file transfer. This paper describes how we use QR codes in our tumor board presentations, discusses the benefits, the different QR codes from Web links and how QR codes facilitate the distribution of educational content. PMID:23270096

Siderits, Richard; Yates, Stacy; Rodriguez, Arelis; Lee, Tina; Rimmer, Cheryl; Roche, Mark

2011-01-01

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A simulation model of quick response replenishment of seasonal clothing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stochastic computer-simulation models have been constructed of the clothing supply chain and applied to retail inventory control. This quantifies the performance of quick response procedures for seasonal merchandise, thus creating an analytical tool. They are designed to investigate the effects of improved retailing and supply procedures on financial and other performance measures using two supply strategies: fixed quantity re-ordering and

Hassan Al-Zubaidi; David Tyler

2004-01-01

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7 CFR 1486.206 - What is the Quick Response Marketing Fund?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...What is the Quick Response Marketing Fund? (a) This...responsiveness to time-sensitive marketing problems or opportunities...Proposals for the Quick Response Marketing Fund must identify specific...constraints. Application content, evaluation, and...

2010-01-01

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Aviation System Analysis Capability Quick Response System Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this document is to present the additions and modifications made to the Aviation System Analysis Capability (ASAC) Quick Response System (QRS) in FY 1997 in support of the ASAC ORS development effort. This document contains an overview of the project background and scope and defines the QRS. The document also presents an overview of the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) facility that supports the QRS, and it includes a summary of the planned additions to the QRS in FY 1998. The document has five appendices.

Roberts, Eileen; Villani, James A.; Ritter, Paul

1998-01-01

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Disaster Mitigation by Quick Response Against Strong Earthquake Motion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The concept of EEW, earthquake early warning, was reported on San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin on 3rd November 1868 by Dr. Cooper first for San Francisco area. According to him this idea was triggered by a failure of earthquake prediction. It is impressive that the thinking way is same as present. In 1982 more than 100 years later, the warning system for Tohoku Shinkansen realized the Cooper's idea for the first time on the world. After that, SAS for Mexico City started operating in 1991, and UrEDAS for Tokaido Shinkansen, an evolutional P-wave detection/warning system, began to operate in 1992. The UrEDAS technology is based on new concepts and methods to realize a real time system for estimating the earthquake parameters as magnitude, location and depth. In Japan at 1992, a new information service using UrEDAS technology had been prepared, but it was not born due to objection of JMA, Japan Meteorological Agency. By the same JMA, an information service, so called "Kinkyu Jishin Sokuho", will be broadcasted in nation wide from the first of October 2007. This implies that our UrEDAS Information Service plan has been correct, and it is my pleasure. However, it shall be rare case in Japan that JMA's information will reach faster than arriving of M7 class or less earthquake at the possible damaged areas, because it takes a time relatively long for processing and transmitting. Only for M8 class earthquakes of which the occurrence probability is about once in ten years in Japan, it is possible to receive the information before arriving of strong shaking in a possible damaged area far from the epicenter. JMA should popularize "Kinkyu Jishin Sokuho" after understandable explanation of these facts. I'm afraid that it will mislead people to broadcast a film on an evacuation training in unbelievable condition which is assuming an earthquake of seismic intensity 7 (corresponding to MMI scale XII) arriving 20 seconds later. Anyway, we can rely only on the onsite alarm in focal area. Accurate and quick earthquake information just after shaking is more useful than the late early warning. And I hope public organizations to make best effort that they can announce the earthquake information not only for main shock but also aftershocks, because these information is quite important for the quick response.

Nakamura, Y.

2007-12-01

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Quick-response servo amplifies small hydraulic pressure differences  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Hydraulic servo, which quickly diverts fluid to either of two actuators, controls the flow rates and pressures within a hydraulic system so that the output force of the servo system is independent of the velocity of the mechanism which the system actuates. This servo is a dynamic feedback control device.

Wiegard, D. E.

1966-01-01

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QR images: optimized image embedding in QR codes.  

PubMed

This paper introduces the concept of QR images, an automatic method to embed QR codes into color images with bounded probability of detection error. These embeddings are compatible with standard decoding applications and can be applied to any color image with full area coverage. The QR information bits are encoded into the luminance values of the image, taking advantage of the immunity of QR readers against local luminance disturbances. To mitigate the visual distortion of the QR image, the algorithm utilizes halftoning masks for the selection of modified pixels and nonlinear programming techniques to locally optimize luminance levels. A tractable model for the probability of error is developed and models of the human visual system are considered in the quality metric used to optimize the luminance levels of the QR image. To minimize the processing time, the optimization techniques proposed to consider the mechanics of a common binarization method and are designed to be amenable for parallel implementations. Experimental results show the graceful degradation of the decoding rate and the perceptual quality as a function the embedding parameters. A visual comparison between the proposed and existing methods is presented. PMID:24808410

Garateguy, Gonzalo J; Arce, Gonzalo R; Lau, Daniel L; Villarreal, Ofelia P

2014-07-01

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Aviation System Analysis Capability Quick Response System Report for Fiscal Year 1998  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document presents the additions and modifications made to the Quick Response System (QRS) in FY 1998 in support of the ASAC QRS development effort. this Document builds upon the Aviation System Analysis Capability Quick Responses System Report for Fiscal Year 1997.

Ege, Russell; Villani, James; Ritter, Paul

1999-01-01

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Product Line Characteristics as Determinants of Quick Response Implementation for U.S. Apparel Manufacturers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify the implementation of QR technologies by a broad spectrum of U.S. apparel manufacturers and to examine relationships between organizational characteristics and implementation of QR technologies. Conceptual framework for the study was based on the environmental interpretation model in the business domain (Daft & Weick, 1984, p. 284). The implementation level of selected

Eunju Ko; Doris H. Kincade

1998-01-01

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The optimal quantity of quick response manufacturing for an onshore and offshore sourcing model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consumer demand for innovative and fashion products is highly unpredictable, but could be fulfilled through quick response manufacturing (QRM). However, the extra cost is usually considered to be a barrier to such an approach. The newsvendor algorithm is applied to demonstrate that a strategic combination of onshore and offshore manufacturing can be more profitable than a 100% offshore approach, highlighting

Roger D. H. Warburton; Roy Stratton

2005-01-01

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Quick response in the textile-apparel industry and the support of information technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Underlines the importance of quick response strategy in the textile-apparel industry chain and presents some considerations concerning the organizational, management and technological conditions necessary for its achievement. Provides examples of the utilization of telecommunications in the textile-apparel industry, and highlights what changes have been made and the advantages gained. Analyses the role played by information technology in the interaction between

Cipriano Forza; Andrea Vinelli

1997-01-01

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Opportunities for Quick Response Product and Service Suppliers: The Wood Products Industry  

E-print Network

or services did your company sell in 1992. EDI Software VAN Services Data Collection Consulting Services EDIOpportunities for Quick Response Product and Service Suppliers: The Wood Products Industry Working. Vlosky Assistant Professor Forest Products Marketing Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory Louisiana State

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Utility of QR codes in biological collections  

PubMed Central

Abstract The popularity of QR codes for encoding information such as URIs has increased exponentially in step with the technological advances and availability of smartphones, digital tablets, and other electronic devices. We propose using QR codes on specimens in biological collections to facilitate linking vouchers’ electronic information with their associated collections. QR codes can efficiently provide such links for connecting collections, photographs, maps, ecosystem notes, citations, and even GenBank sequences. QR codes have numerous advantages over barcodes, including their small size, superior security mechanisms, increased complexity and quantity of information, and low implementation cost. The scope of this paper is to initiate an academic discussion about using QR codes on specimens in biological collections. PMID:24198709

Diazgranados, Mauricio; Funk, Vicki A.

2013-01-01

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Aviation System Analysis Capability Quick Response System Report Server User's Guide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report is a user's guide for the Aviation System Analysis Capability Quick Response System (ASAC QRS) Report Server. The ASAC QRS is an automated online capability to access selected ASAC models and data repositories. It supports analysis by the aviation community. This system was designed by the Logistics Management Institute for the NASA Ames Research Center. The ASAC QRS Report Server allows users to obtain information stored in the ASAC Data Repositories.

Roberts, Eileen R.; Villani, James A.; Wingrove, Earl R., III

1996-01-01

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Quick Response Observed in Solid-State Electrochromic Device with Interfacial Barrier Structure  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A novel structure is proposed for a solid-state electrochromic (EC) device to improve its dynamic response. The proposed device is composed of an indium-tin-oxide (ITO)-coated glass substrate, an amorphous thin WO3 film, a very thin SiO2 film, an electrolytic thin Ta2O5 film, and a semitransparent top electrode. The experimental results show that the EC response significantly improves compared with the conventional device with no SiO2 films, and that the response time decreases to 100 ms at a bias voltage of 3 V. This value is close to a practical level for actual applications. This improvement is interpreted to be a result of carrier accumulation produced by the SiO2 film followed by an increase in the proton generation rate leading to fast EC coloration. The observed quick response is also discussed in relation to the EC efficiency. The charge accumulation approach is very useful for development of a fast and reliable solid-state EC device.

Yoshimura, Hideo; Koshida, Nobuyoshi

2006-04-01

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Aviation System Analysis Capability (ASAC) Quick Response System (QRS) Test Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is the Aviation System Analysis Capability (ASAC) Quick Response System (QRS) Test Report. The purpose of this document is to present the results of the QRS unit and system tests in support of the ASAC QRS development effort. This document contains an overview of the project background and scope, defines the QRS system and presents the additions made to the QRS this year, explains the assumptions, constraints, and approach used to conduct QRS Unit and System Testing, and presents the schedule used to perform QRS Testing. The document also presents an overview of the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) Test Facility and testing environment and summarizes the QRS Unit and System Test effort and results.

Roberts, Eileen; Villani, James A.; Ritter, Paul

1997-01-01

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Pharmacogenomics in the pocket of every patient? A prototype based on quick response codes  

PubMed Central

A sizable fraction of patients experiences adverse drug events or lack of drug efficacy. A part of this variability in drug response can be explained by genetic differences between patients. However, pharmacogenomic data as well as computational clinical decision support systems for interpreting such data are still unavailable in most healthcare settings. We address this problem by introducing the medicine safety code (MSC), which captures compressed pharmacogenomic data in a two-dimensional barcode that can be carried in a patient's wallet. We successfully encoded data about 385 genetic polymorphisms in MSC and were able to decode and interpret MSC quickly with common mobile devices. The MSC could make individual pharmacogenomic data and decision support available in a wide variety of healthcare settings without the set up of large-scale infrastructures or centralized databases. PMID:23345409

Samwald, Matthias; Adlassnig, Klaus-Peter

2013-01-01

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Static excitation test results of the partial rotor model for 70 MW class superconducting generator with quick response excitation  

SciTech Connect

The development of superconducting generators has been progressing in Japan since 1988 as a part of the New Sunshine Project of the Agency of Industrial Science Technology. Toshiba has been in charge of research and development of the quick response excitation type superconducting generator in the project. The authors are manufacturing the partial rotor model, which has the same rotor diameter and shorter winding length comparing with the 70 MW class quick response model machine. They assembled completely the inner rotor and carried out its excitation test in a cryostat. In this paper, they report the test result of heater quench, quench current, training, and pulse excitation.

Nakamura, H.; Matsumoto, H.; Hasegawa, H.; Nakanishi, K.; Inoue, K.; Sakai, M. [Toshiba Corp., Yokohama (Japan)] [Toshiba Corp., Yokohama (Japan); Ohshima, S. [Engineering Research Association for Superconductive Generation Equipment and Materials, Osaka (Japan)] [Engineering Research Association for Superconductive Generation Equipment and Materials, Osaka (Japan)

1996-07-01

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Mount St. Helens Quick Response Damage Assessment Using High-Altitude Infrared Photography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After the destructive volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, there was a need for a quick response damage assessment. Timeliness of the information was emphasized because of the need to immediately devise land man-agement plans for timber sale operations, rehabilitation efforts, fire protection activities, and areas to be preserved. High-altitude color-infrared photography was collected during May and June by the National Aeronautics and Space Administra-tion (NASA) Ames Research Center (ARC). Interpretation of the photography plus a helicopter trip into the area provided the basis for the construction of 58 map-registered overlays within a 3-week period. These overlays depicted in detail the damage to timber resources, the transportation network, and the watershed. Using the 14 timber loss overlays, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service personnel were able to digitize cells depicting ownership, degree of damage, and the preeruption cover classes. These digitized data provided such informa-tion as the total area affected within and outside the national forest, total timber acreage destroyed and damaged, the sizes of timber destroyed, and the acreage of barren land both before and after the eruption. The hydrology and transportation overlays provided information for an alert system to locate areas needing in-depth studies. These problem areas were then studied in detail on low-altitude color photography so that potential erosion sites could receive preventive treatments and essential access roads needed for fire control and timber salvage could be repaired.

Hinkle, Richard E.; Prill, James C.; Pruitt, John R.

1981-11-01

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The probability of death in road traffic accidents. How important is a quick medical response?  

PubMed

The number of deaths in road traffic accidents in Spain exceeds three thousand people each year. Public authorities have implemented some policies with the aim to reducing this number. Among them, the improvement of road quality standards and some legal changes encouraging careful driving behavior. However, less attention has been focused on one of the issues that may be critical to reducing the number of fatalities caused by traffic accidents: a quick emergency medical care. In this paper, we use a sample of more than 1400 accidents occurred on Spanish roads in May 2004. Our objective is to analyze to which extent a reduction of the time interval between the crash and the arrival of the emergency services to the crash scene is related to a lower probability of death. Our results suggest that a 10 min reduction of the medical response time can be statistically associated with an average decrease of the probability of death by one third, both on motorways and conventional roads. PMID:20441812

Sánchez-Mangas, Rocío; García-Ferrrer, Antonio; de Juan, Aranzazu; Arroyo, Antonio Martín

2010-07-01

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Geo-registration and mosaic of UAV video for quick-response to forest fire disaster  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

UAV Video is rapidly emerging as a widely used source of imagery for many applications in recent years. This paper presents our research on the UAV video processing system for the purpose of fire surveillance, which include: (1) UAV video stream processing. This step involves three aspects: decoding, re-sampling and matching. Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) technology is used to decode highly compressed video stream and re-sampled them into still video frame based on the time base and rate of UAV navigation sensor. One feature-based image-matching algorithm is developed to quickly obtain Tie points for latter calibration operation. (2) UAV system orientation. This step also involves three aspects: Camera IOP, Boresight Alignment and bundle adjustment. TSAI's two-stage technique is used to obtain initial camera focus length f, distortion coefficients k I and six Exterior Of Parameter (EOP) for one selected video image. Meanwhile, the Boresight Matrix is deduced by the comparison of GPS/INS derived parameters with solved EOPs. Further more, all parameters including EOPs of all re-sampled video images and camera IOP are optimally estimated based on developed bundle adjustment algorithm. (3) UAV Video geo-registration and mosaic. All re-sampled video frames are geo-registered into uniform geo-reference coordinate frame vice Classic photogrammetric orthorectification model and merge with each other with developed mosaic algorithm. The results demonstrated that the geo-accuracy of mosaic image generated from UAV video can achieve 1-2 pixels in planimetry and its combination with GIS-supported data for fast response to time-critical event, e.g., forest fire, is descried.

Wu, Jun; Dong, Zhongkui; Liu, Zhigang; Zhou, Guoqing

2007-11-01

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A QR Code Based Zero-Watermarking Scheme for Authentication of Medical Images in Teleradiology Cloud  

PubMed Central

Healthcare institutions adapt cloud based archiving of medical images and patient records to share them efficiently. Controlled access to these records and authentication of images must be enforced to mitigate fraudulent activities and medical errors. This paper presents a zero-watermarking scheme implemented in the composite Contourlet Transform (CT)—Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) domain for unambiguous authentication of medical images. Further, a framework is proposed for accessing patient records based on the watermarking scheme. The patient identification details and a link to patient data encoded into a Quick Response (QR) code serves as the watermark. In the proposed scheme, the medical image is not subjected to degradations due to watermarking. Patient authentication and authorized access to patient data are realized on combining a Secret Share with the Master Share constructed from invariant features of the medical image. The Hu's invariant image moments are exploited in creating the Master Share. The proposed system is evaluated with Checkmark software and is found to be robust to both geometric and non geometric attacks. PMID:23970943

Seenivasagam, V.; Velumani, R.

2013-01-01

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The intrinsic stiffness of the in vivo lumbar spine in response to quick releases: implications for reflexive requirements.  

PubMed

Torso muscles contribute both intrinsic and reflexive stiffness to the spine; recent modeling studies indicate that intrinsic stiffness alone is sometimes insufficient to maintain stability in dynamic situations. The purpose of this study was to experimentally test this idea by limiting muscular reflexive responses to sudden trunk perturbations. Nine healthy males lay on a near-frictionless apparatus and were subjected to quick trunk releases from the neutral position into flexion or right-side lateral bend. Different magnitudes of moment release were accomplished by having participants contract their musculature to create a range of moment levels. EMG was recorded from 12 torso muscles and three-dimensional lumbar spine rotations were monitored. A second-order linear model of the trunk was employed to estimate trunk stiffness and damping during each quick release. Participants displayed very limited reflex responses to the quick load release paradigms, and consequently underwent substantial trunk displacements (>50% flexion range of motion and >70% lateral bend range of motion in the maximum moment trials). Trunk stiffness increased significantly with significant increases in muscle activation, but was still unable to prevent the largest trunk displacements in the absence of reflexes. Thus, it was concluded that the intrinsic stiffness of the trunk was insufficient to adequately prevent the spine from undergoing potentially harmful rotational displacements. Voluntary muscular responses were more apparent than reflexive responses, but occurred too late and of too low magnitude to sufficiently make up for the limited reflexes. PMID:18513993

Brown, Stephen H M; McGill, Stuart M

2009-10-01

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A GPU Implementation of the Successive QR Factorizations  

E-print Network

A GPU Implementation of the Successive QR Factorizations Ty Fridrich, Nikos Pitsianis and Xiaobai Sun April 12, 2006 Abstract We present a GPU implementation of the successive QR factor- ization reflections and its implementation on the GPU architec- ture, which promises an architectural acceleration

Pitsianis, Nikos P.

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Integrated System for Earthquake Early Warning and Quick Response Against Strong Motion - In Case of the Tokyo Metro Company  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In July 2005, an earthquake of M6.0 attacked the Tokyo metropolitan area. This earthquake occurred at 35.5N and 140.2E with about 73km in depth, and the maximum JMA intensity was 5+ corresponding to MMI VIII approximately. This earthquake occurred at north-west of Chiba prefecture and caused a traffic disturbance widely in Tokyo metropolitan area. All the train operation had been stopped for a long time after the earthquake, although a severe damage was not caused even in the area of high intensity. The longest down time for the train operation was more than seven hours. After the earthquake, we proposed a new system for early warning and quick response. Tokyo Metro Company accepted our proposal, and we replaced and built the new early warning/quick response system as followed. The system consists of two seismometer networks. One is the early warning system FREQL network with six seismometers to control or stop the train operation immediately after the earthquake occurrence. And the other is the portable digital seismometer AcCo network distributing 33 seismometers in every about three kilometers mesh to grasp more detailed seismic motion on their service area. The information from both FREQL network and AcCo network are gathered to the operation center and displayed on the individual monitoring system. The monitoring system for AcCo can indicate the integrated information from AcCo and FREQL on the subway network image. The AcCo monitoring system is also installed on the control table for each subway line. At the time of the earthquake, the early warning system detects at first the earthquake immediately and then the 33 local seismometers inform the actual earthquake motion of each site independently and rapidly. This system realized quick response and restart of the train operation because the early warning became faster and checking zone after earthquake was optimized. This updated system is expected to realize quicker response during and after. For the large system as the train operation, it is necessary for the control against the earthquake to equip the system not only to issue the early warning but also to support the quick and rational recovery work after the earthquake.

Sato, T.; Saita, J.; Nakamura, Y.

2007-12-01

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Social Responsibility Standards: A Quick Glimpse Although efforts to establish measurements, standards and certifications related to  

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and is heavily engaged in working in collaboration with regulators of the organic trade: ISO Standard 24000--Social Responsibility: The International Organization't be a certification standard. FOOD LABELING Fairtrade Labelling Organizations

Aalberts, Daniel P.

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Quick-Response Thermal Actuator for Use as a Heat Switch  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This work improves the performance of a heat switch, or a thermal actuator, by delivering heat to the actuator in a more efficient manner. The method uses a heat pipe as the plunger or plug instead of just using a solid piece of metal. The heat pipe could be one tailored for fast transient thermal response.

Cepeda-Rizo, Juan

2010-01-01

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Supply Chain Networks with Global Outsourcing and Quick-Response Production Under Demand and Cost Uncertainty  

E-print Network

, and multiple demand markets. Using variational inequality theory, we formulate the governing equilibrium perspectives. Moreover, our simulation studies reveal important managerial insights regarding how demand (2009)). Another example of a fast-response industry is the toy industry, which has grown to $50 billion

Nagurney, Anna

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Communication-Avoiding QR Decomposition for GPUs Reducing communication between GPU  

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Communication-Avoiding QR Decomposition for GPUs ·Reducing communication between GPU and DRAM can ·Communication-Avoiding QR1 is a recent algorithm for solving a QR decomposition which is optimal with regard-skinny matrices, such as our video matrix, CAQR achieves an order of magnitude speedup. Communication-Avoiding QR

California at Berkeley, University of

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Electroswitching of emission and coloration with quick response and high reversibility in an electrochemical cell.  

PubMed

No fade to grey: Electroswitching of emission and coloration was achieved for a combination of a luminescent Eu(III) complex and an electrochromic molecule of diheptyl viologen (HV(2+)), indicating that such a combination could be used as a display material with dual emissive and reflective modes. The Prussian blue (PB)-modified electrode improved the response time and reversibility for the switching of emission and coloration, by acting as a counter electrode for the electrochromism of HV(2+). PMID:22987823

Kanazawa, Kenji; Nakamura, Kazuki; Kobayashi, Norihisa

2012-11-01

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Quick Draw  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A NASA spacecraft set for launch Nov. 17 is designed to help scientists determine the origin of gamma-ray bursts by pinpointing their sources in the sky and quickly focusing optical/ultraviolet and X-ray telescopes on them.

Morring, Frank, Jr.

2004-01-01

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Quick-response magnetic nanospheres for rapid, efficient capture and sensitive detection of circulating tumor cells.  

PubMed

The study on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) has great significance for cancer prognosis, treatment monitoring, and metastasis diagnosis, in which isolation and enrichment of CTCs are key steps due to their extremely low concentration in peripheral blood. Herein, magnetic nanospheres (MNs) were fabricated by a convenient and highly controllable layer-by-layer assembly method. The MNs were nanosized with fast magnetic response, and nearly all of the MNs could be captured by 1 min attraction with a commercial magnetic scaffold. In addition, the MNs were very stable without aggregation or precipitation in whole blood and could be re-collected nearly at 100% in a monodisperse state. Modified with anti-epithelial-cell-adhesion-molecule (EpCAM) antibody, the obtained immunomagnetic nanospheres (IMNs) successfully captured extremely rare tumor cells in whole blood with an efficiency of more than 94% via only a 5 min incubation. Moreover, the isolated cells remained viable at 90.5 ± 1.2%, and they could be directly used for culture, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and immunocytochemistry (ICC) identification. ICC identification and enumeration of the tumor cells in the same blood samples showed high sensitivity and good reproducibility. Furthermore, the IMNs were successfully applied to the isolation and detection of CTCs in cancer patient peripheral blood samples, and even one CTC in the whole blood sample was able to be detected, which suggested they would be a promising tool for CTC enrichment and detection. PMID:24313365

Wen, Cong-Ying; Wu, Ling-Ling; Zhang, Zhi-Ling; Liu, Yu-Lin; Wei, Shao-Zhong; Hu, Jiao; Tang, Man; Sun, En-Ze; Gong, Yi-Ping; Yu, Jing; Pang, Dai-Wen

2014-01-28

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QUICK RESPONSE CODE  

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www.ijpsr.com Human body is a perfect natural habitat for numerous microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, yeasts and some viruses which are termed as microflora of a body. Amongst its upper respiratory tract, is the most common infections in the world. Our study aimed at determining the antimicrobial resistance of bacterial strains against several antibiotics, isolated from the respiratory tract of the suspected patients. The study was confirmed using in vitro antimicrobial disk diffusion method. Total of 30 samples were studied. 20 bacterial strains were isolated of which 15 were Gram positive bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus (7 strains), Staphylococcus epidermidis (4 strains) and Corynebacterium diphtheria (4 strains) whereas 5 strains of Gram negative bacteria, includes Neisseria meningitidis. The resistance determined by the antibiotics used as, amoxicillin, Staphylococcus aureus (87.71%), Staphylococcus epidermis (85.71%), Corynebacterium diphtheria (75%), erythromycin, Staphylococcus epidermidis (100%), Corynebacterium diphtheria (100%), Neisseria meningitidis (60%), Staphylococcus aureus

Mayuri Khare; Nishi Yadav; Rakesh Kumar Patidar; Swati Bagde; Vinod Singh; Dr. Vinod Singh

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Quick response targeting program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer program generates and verifies operational launch vehicle targeting presettings for lunar free-return missions and lunar landing missions. Program is applicable in astronomy and nuclear physics, and in areas where improved targeting techniques are valuable.

Bosley, J. T.

1971-01-01

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QR Codes as Finding Aides: Linking Electronic and Print Library Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a focused, methodical, and evaluative approach to emerging technologies, QR codes are one of many new technologies being used by the UC Irvine Libraries. QR codes provide simple connections between print and virtual resources. In summer 2010, a small task force began to investigate how QR codes could be used to provide information and…

Kane, Danielle; Schneidewind, Jeff

2011-01-01

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Projet Long Unitag Dveloppement d'une application Facebook compatible mobile et manipulation de QR Code  

E-print Network

Projet Long Unitag Développement d'une application Facebook compatible mobile et manipulation de QR création de QR Code pour les utilisateurs de Facebook, et notamment de QR Codes permettant d'accéder à certaines pages Facebook (ajout d'ami, like de pages, etc.). L'outil doit être simplissime à prendre en main

Grigoras, .Romulus

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QR in Child Grammar: Evidence from Antecedent-Contained Deletion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We show that 4-year-olds assign the correct interpretation to antecedent-contained deletion (ACD) sentences because they have the correct representation of these structures. This representation involves Quantifier Raising (QR) of a Quantificational Noun Phrase (QNP) that must move out of the site of the verb phrase in which it is contained to…

Syrett, Kristen; Lidz, Jeffrey

2009-01-01

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Two concurrent architectures for eigenvalue extraction utilizing the QR algorithm  

E-print Network

by Francis in his original paper(9] and basically amounts to performing two QR iterations in one step. If k and k;+I ar e two consecutive shifts of or', gin, then instead of per forming one iteration with (A. ? k I) and ca1cu1atina I 1 and performing... the calculating Qi+I, one T pT QT T i i+I i. next it ration with (A, +I ? k. +II) and step is performed by using A ano cal cul at ing The calculation of p, depends on the initial transformation of the input matr ix to the upper Hessenberg form. This form has...

McDaniel, Guy David

2012-06-07

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Sparse Givens QR Factorization on a Multiprocessor \\Lambda Juan Touri~no, Ram'on Doallo  

E-print Network

­Boeing sparse matrix collection. 1. Introduction QR factorization is a direct method in matrix alge­ bra whichSparse Givens QR Factorization on a Multiprocessor \\Lambda Juan Touri~no, Ram'on Doallo Dept to reduce fill­in in order to gain me­ mory savings and decrease the computation times. As an application

Touriño, Juan

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Blurring the boundaries between our physical and electronic libraries : Location-aware technologies, QR codes and RFID tags  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to consider the use of technologies including GPS, QR codes and RFID tags to personalize the learning environments in academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – It reports on the use of QR codes at the University of Huddersfield, including information on how the QR codes have been received by users. It also outlines other technologies used elsewhere

Andrew Walsh

2011-01-01

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Polarization demultiplexing by recursive least squares constant modulus algorithm based on QR decomposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recursive least squares constant modulus algorithm based on QR decomposition (QR-RLS-CMA) is first proposed as the polarization demultiplexing method. We compare its performance with the stochastic gradient descent constant modulus algorithm (SGD-CMA) and the recursive least squares constant modulus algorithm (RLS-CMA) in a polarization-division-multiplexing system with coherent detection. It is demonstrated that QR-RLS-CMA is an efficient demultiplexing algorithm which can avoid the problem of step-length choice in SGD-CMA. Meanwhile, it also has better symbol error rate (SER) performance and more stable convergence property.

Ling, Zhao; Yeling, Wang; Guijun, Hu; Yunpeng, Cui; Jian, Shi; Li, Li

2013-07-01

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QuickMBA.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

QuickMBA is a handy cheat sheet that will help businesses quickly find the knowledge tools they need. Along with business news and information from CBS Market Watch and Business 2.0, QuickMBA showcases a comprehensive list of resources and guides on topics usually covered in a typical MBA program including supply chain management, business legal structure, corporate finance, and Permutations and Combinations. Information for each topic is provided by a short tutorial from QuickMBA or from a link to an educational source.

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How Quick Are Your Responses?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity (on page 134 of the PDF), learners explore reaction time. Learners will discover that reaction time can vary even for the same individual and that a disruption in an individual's sleep/wake cycle can slow their reaction time. This activity can be enhanced by sharing the "Astronaut's Sleep" Podcast with learners (see related resource link). This resource guide includes background information and sample evaluation questions.

Macleish, Marlene Y.; Mclean, Bernice R.

2013-05-15

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Online Voucher Quick Reference  

E-print Network

Online Voucher Quick Reference NUFinancials Payments OnlineVoucherQuickReference 12/10/2013 - rb > Online Voucher Entry Page · or NUFinancials Accounts Payable Vouchers Add/Update Online Voucher/letters or barcode# on form). 2. Enter the Invoice Date (from invoice, date of service, or today's date). 3. Look up

Shull, Kenneth R.

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Single-intensity-recording optical encryption technique based on phase retrieval algorithm and QR code  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on phase retrieval algorithm and QR code, a new optical encryption technology that only needs to record one intensity distribution is proposed. In this encryption process, firstly, the QR code is generated from the information to be encrypted; and then the generated QR code is placed in the input plane of 4-f system to have a double random phase encryption. For only one intensity distribution in the output plane is recorded as the ciphertext, the encryption process is greatly simplified. In the decryption process, the corresponding QR code is retrieved using phase retrieval algorithm. A priori information about QR code is used as support constraint in the input plane, which helps solve the stagnation problem. The original information can be recovered without distortion by scanning the QR code. The encryption process can be implemented either optically or digitally, and the decryption process uses digital method. In addition, the security of the proposed optical encryption technology is analyzed. Theoretical analysis and computer simulations show that this optical encryption system is invulnerable to various attacks, and suitable for harsh transmission conditions.

Wang, Zhi-peng; Zhang, Shuai; Liu, Hong-zhao; Qin, Yi

2014-12-01

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Smart IP of QR decomposition for rapid prototyping on FPGAs  

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The Digital Signal Processing (DSP) systems used in mobile wireless communication, such as MIMO detection, beam formation in smart antennas, and compressed sensing, all rely on quickly solving linear systems of equations. ...

Saqib, Sunila

2014-01-01

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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

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QuicklyChat  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Are you looking to have a quick chat with a coworker or other party? QuicklyChat can help you do that, as it features fully customizable smart status updates and other bells and whistles. The video linkup emphasizes quicker and more efficient communication; it does so by detecting if the other party is currently available or not by detecting oneâ≢s current system activity. This application is compatible with all operating systems.

2012-11-02

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Quick connect fastener  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 into a member receptacle hole, the inventive apparatus being comprised of an externally threaded fastener having a threaded portion slidably mounted upon a stud or bolt shaft, wherein the externally threaded fastener portion is expandable by a preloaded spring member. The fastener, upon contact with the member receptacle hole, has the capacity of presenting cylindrical threads of a reduced diameter for insertion purposes and once inserted into the receiving threads of the receptacle member hole, are expandable for engagement of the receptacle hole threads forming a quick connect of the fastener and the member to be fastened, the quick connect fastener can be further secured by rotation after insertion, even to the point of locking engagement, the quick connect fastener being disengagable only by reverse rotation of the mated thread engagement.

Weddendorf, Bruce (inventor)

1994-01-01

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Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQR1 selectively protects MDR (Pgp 170)-negative cells against oxidative stress.  

PubMed

A conjugate of plastoquinone with decylrhodamine 19 (SkQR1) selectively accumulates in mitochondria of normal and tumor cells. SkQR1 protected the cellular pool of reduced glutathione under oxidative stress. Overexpression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp 170) multidrug resistance pump strongly suppresses accumulation of SkQR1. The inhibitors of Pgp 170 stimulate accumulation of SkQR1 in various cell lines indicating that SkQR1 is a substrate of Pgp 170. The protective effect of SkQR1 against oxidative stress is diminished in the cells overexpressing Pgp 170. It is suggested that mitochondria-targeted antioxidants could selectively protect normal (Pgp 170-negative) cells against the toxic effect of anti-cancer treatments related to oxidative stress. PMID:19995561

Fetisova, Elena K; Avetisyan, Armine V; Izyumov, Denis S; Korotetskaya, Mariya V; Chernyak, Boris V; Skulachev, Vladimir P

2010-02-01

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Emergency response after 9\\/11: the potential of real-time 3D GIS for quick emergency response in micro-spatial environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, not only affected multi-level structures in urban areas but also impacted upon their immediate environment at the street level in ways that considerably reduced the speed of emergency response. In this paper, we examine the potential of using real-time 3D GIS

Mei-po Kwan; Jiyeong Lee

2005-01-01

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A calreticulin/gC1qR complex prevents cells from dying: a conserved mechanism from arthropods to humans.  

PubMed

The crossroad between cell death and proliferation is a general target for viral infections because viruses need to obstruct apoptosis to use cells for their own replication. Inducing immunogenic cell death in proliferating cells is also an important aim of anticancer chemotherapy. The C1q-binding proteins calreticulin (CRT) and gC1qR are highly conserved ubiquitous proteins, which are putative targets for viral manipulation and are associated with cancer. Here we show that these proteins form a complex in the cytoplasm as a response to viral infection resulting in apoptosis prevention. The formation of a cytosolic CRT/gC1qR complex prevents cell death by reducing gC1qR translocation into the mitochondria, and we provide evidence that this mechanism is conserved from arthropods to human cancer cells. Furthermore, we show that it is possible to prevent this complex from being formed in cancer cells. When the peptides of the complex proteins are overexpressed in these cells, the cells undergo apoptosis. This finding shows a causal link between virus and cancer and may be used to develop new tools in anticancer or antiviral therapy. PMID:23378602

Watthanasurorot, Apiruck; Jiravanichpaisal, Pikul; Söderhäll, Kenneth; Söderhäll, Irene

2013-04-01

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Removal Time and Efficacy of Riddell Quick Release Face Guard Attachment System Side Clips During 1 Football Season  

PubMed Central

Context In the National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement, “Acute Management of the Cervical Spine-Injured Athlete,” the technique recommended for face-mask (FM) removal is one that “creates the least head and neck motion, is performed most quickly, is the least difficult, and carries the least chance of failure.” Industrial and technological advances in football helmet design and FM attachment systems might influence the efficacy of emergency FM removal. Objective To examine the removal times and success rates of the Quick Release (QR) Face Guard Attachment System (Riddell Sports, Inc, Elyria, OH) throughout and at the conclusion of 1 season of play by a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III football team competing in the Midwest. Design Controlled laboratory study. Setting College laboratory. Patients or Other Participants A total of 69 randomly selected Revolution IQ (Riddell Sports, Inc) football helmets fitted with the QR system were used. Intervention(s) Each helmet was secured to a spine board, and investigators attempted to remove both of the QR side clips from the helmet with the Riddell insertion tool. Main Outcome Measure(s) Dependent variables included total time for removal of both QR side clips from the FM and success rate for removal of both side clips. Results The overall success rate for removal of both clips was 94.8% (164/173), whereas the mean times for removal of both clips ranged from 9.92 ± 12.06 seconds to 16.65 ± 20.97 seconds over 4 trial sessions. We found no differences among mean times for trial sessions throughout the season of play among the same helmets or among different helmets (P > .05). Conclusions Removal time and success rate of the Riddell QR were satisfactory during and after 1 season of play despite use in various temperatures and precipitation. PMID:22889658

Gruppen, Tonia; Smith, Molly; Ganss, Andrea

2012-01-01

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Fast Stats: Quick Reference  

Cancer.gov

Fast Stats: Quick Reference Data Type Selection The data type selection is a combination of the data source and statistical calculation. The available data type categories are: SEER Incidence Delay-adjusted SEER Incidence U.S. Mortality Survival Prevalence Risk

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Quick guide Tngara frogs  

E-print Network

Magazine R979 Quick guide Túngara frogs Rachel A. Page and Ximena E. Bernal What is a túngara frog? The túngara frog, Physalaemus pustulosus, is a small frog in the family Leptodactylidae. It is found from southern Mexico to northern South America. Why are they called túngara frogs? As in most frog species

Ryan, Michael J.

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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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Quick-release medical tape  

PubMed Central

Medical tape that provides secure fixation of life-sustaining and -monitoring devices with quick, easy, damage-free removal represents a longstanding unmet medical need in neonatal care. During removal of current medical tapes, crack propagation occurs at the adhesive–skin interface, which is also the interface responsible for device fixation. By designing quick-release medical tape to undergo crack propagation between the backing and adhesive layers, we decouple removal and device fixation, enabling dual functionality. We created an ordered adhesive/antiadhesive composite intermediary layer between the medical tape backing and adhesive for which we achieve tunable peel removal force, while maintaining high shear adhesion to secure medical devices. We elucidate the relationship between the spatial ordering of adhesive and antiadhesive regions to create a fully tunable system that achieves strong device fixation and quick, easy, damage-free device removal. We also described ways of neutralizing the residual adhesive on the skin and have observed that thick continuous films of adhesive are easier to remove than the thin islands associated with residual adhesive left by current medical tapes. PMID:23112196

Laulicht, Bryan; Langer, Robert; Karp, Jeffrey M.

2012-01-01

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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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Breaking the Code: The Creative Use of QR Codes to Market Extension Events  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of smartphones has drastically increased in recent years, heralding an explosion in the use of QR codes. The black and white square barcodes that link the physical and digital world are everywhere. These simple codes can provide many opportunities to connect people in the physical world with many of Extension online resources. The…

Hill, Paul; Mills, Rebecca; Peterson, GaeLynn; Smith, Janet

2013-01-01

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Design space exploration of systolic realization of QR factorization on a runtime reconfigurable platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the world of high performance computing huge efforts have been put to accelerate Numerical Linear Algebra (NLA) kernels like QR Decomposition (QRD) with the added advantage of reconfigurability and scalability. While popular custom hardware solution in form of systolic arrays can deliver high performance, they are not scalable, and hence not commercially viable. In this paper, we show how

Prasenjit Biswas; Keshavan Varadarajan; Mythri Alle; S. K. Nandy; Ranjani Narayan

2010-01-01

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Application of an explosive detection device based on quadrupole resonance (QR) technology in aviation security  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Federal Aviation Administration has deployed Advanced Technology (AT) based explosive detection devices for screening checked baggage in US domestic airports. The paper addresses the application of quadrupole resonance (QR) technology to detect explosives in checked baggage in aviation security. This technology was deployed in combination with advanced X-ray by the US government. The paper focuses on the quadrupole resonance

Ed Rao; William J. Hughes

2001-01-01

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A Multifrontal QR Factorization Approach to Distributed Inference applied to Multi-robot Localization and Mapping  

E-print Network

important application is distributed simultaneous lo- calization and mapping (D-SLAM) with a team of au-robot Localization and Mapping Frank Dellaert, Alexander Kipp, and Peter Krauthausen College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 30332 Email: dellaert@cc.gatech.edu Abstract QR factorization

Dellaert, Frank

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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

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Waltz Quick Start  

E-print Network

ion. For a more detailed explanation of the facilities and functions of the Waltz visualization system refer to the Waltz User Manual [Rob96]. ffl The Generalization Process splits the data into spatially connected groups. ffl A specialization is formed from a subset (selection) of these groups. ffl The results are displayed in multiple abstract views of the same data. These abstractions are formed by losing or augmenting the data to facilitate in the understanding of the data. Waltz implicitly connects the abstractions together as Linkages. By default most of the Linkages between the different abstractions are switched on; they are turned off by using the Linkages Form. 1.1 Starting a Waltz Session A Waltz session is started by typing the command: % waltz 1.2 Finishing a Waltz Session The session is ended by selecting the Quit option from the File menu at the top of the Waltz canvas; or by typing Alt q (the hot key configuration of the menu command). Waltz Quick Start Version...

unknown authors

1996-01-01

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Implementation of QR-decomposition based on CORDIC for unitary MUSIC algorithm  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The DOA (Direction Of Arrival) estimation with subspace methods such as MUSIC (MUltiple SIgnal Classification) and ESPRIT (Estimation of Signal Parameters via Rotational Invariance Technique) is based on an accurate estimation of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of covariance matrix. QR decomposition is implemented with the Coordinate Rotation DIgital Computer (CORDIC) algorithm. QRD requires only additions and shifts [6], so it is faster and more regular than other methods. In this article the hardware architecture of an EVD (Eigen Value Decomposition) processor based on TSA (triangular systolic array) for QR decomposition is proposed. Using Xilinx System Generator (XSG), the design is implemented and the estimated logic device resource values are presented for different matrix sizes.

Lounici, Merwan; Luan, Xiaoming; Saadi, Wahab

2013-07-01

82

Effects of q(r) on the Alpha Particle Ripple Loss in TFTR  

SciTech Connect

An experiment was done with TFTR DT plasmas to determine the effect of the q(r) profile on the alpha particle ripple loss to the outer midplane. The alpha particle loss measurements were made using a radially movable scintillator detector 20 degrees below the outer midplane. The experimental results were compared with TF ripple loss calculations done using a Monte Carlo guiding center orbit following code, ORBIT. Although some of the experimental results are consistent with the ORBIT code modeling, the variation of the alpha loss with the q(r) profiles is not well explained by this code. Quantitative interpretation of these measurements requires a careful analysis of the limiter shadowing effect, which strongly determines the diffusion of alphas into the detector aperture.

D.S. Darrow; M. Diesso; R.V. Budny; S. Batha; S.J. Zweben; et al.

1997-09-01

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Nuclear surface burning stability of the galactic supersoft X-ray binary QR And  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose to probe theoretical scenarios on the stability of the nuclear surface burning on high mass-rate accreting white dwarfs by a long-term study of the brightest supersoft X-ray binary, QR And. Repeating XMM-Newton observations more than one decade after the last source coverage will provide a sufficiently long baseline for this sort of studies and will yield important information on the nature of the source variability. Long-term soft X-ray variability of QR And has been indicated by a monitoring with ROSAT. But only XMM-Newton will be sensitive enough to allow us to characterize the variations and to compare the parameters derived with predictions from numerical calculations. Repeated observations will also help to clarify the origin of short-term variability.

Reinsch, Klaus

2013-10-01

84

Technician's Training Quick Guide for  

E-print Network

Technician's Training Programme Quick Guide for managers Staff Learning and Development 2011 This Quick Guide has been developed to support not only induction, but also to provide your technicians & safety Basic lab skills Information technology Equipment Research Teaching Personal and professional

Bearhop, Stuart

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Giant cell tumor in a case of Paget's disease of bone: an aggressive benign tumor exhibiting a quick response to an innovative therapeutic agent  

PubMed Central

Giant cell tumor of bone, also called osteoclastoma, is a rare skeletal complication of Paget’s disease of bone. We here report a patient from Southern Italy who developed a GCT infiltrating the neighboring tissues. We will focus on either a review on this rare bone tumor, including some genetic aspects, or the current established therapies. Since this case has been published in International literature, here we report the updated clinical findings on it. Finally, we will describe the therapeutic outcomes of this unique complication of Paget’s disease of bone as a rapid response to an innovative therapeutic agent. PMID:22460021

Cosso, Roberta; Nuzzo, Vincenzo; Zuccoli, Alfonso; Brandi, Maria Luisa; Falchetti, Alberto

2010-01-01

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A virtual tour of geological heritage: Valourising geodiversity using Google Earth and QR code  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When making land-use plans, it is necessary to inventory and catalogue the geological heritage and geodiversity of a site to establish an apolitical conservation protection plan to meet the educational and social needs of society. New technologies make it possible to create virtual databases using virtual globes - e.g., Google Earth - and other personal-use geomatics applications (smartphones, tablets, PDAs) for accessing geological heritage information in “real time” for scientific, educational, and cultural purposes via a virtual geological itinerary. Seventeen mapped and georeferenced geosites have been created in Keyhole Markup Language for use in map layers used in geological itinerary stops for different applications. A virtual tour has been developed for Las Quilamas Natural Park, which is located in the Spanish Central System, using geological layers and topographic and digital terrain models that can be overlaid in a 3D model. The Google Earth application was used to import the geosite placemarks. For each geosite, a tab has been developed that shows a description of the geology with photographs and diagrams and that evaluates the scientific, educational, and tourism quality. Augmented reality allows the user to access these georeferenced thematic layers and overlay data, images, and graphics in real time on their mobile devices. These virtual tours can be incorporated into subject guides designed by public. Seven educational and interpretive panels describing some of the geosites were designed and tagged with a QR code that could be printed at each stop or in the printed itinerary. These QR codes can be scanned with the camera found on most mobile devices, and video virtual tours can be viewed on these devices. The virtual tour of the geological heritage can be used to show tourists the geological history of the Las Quilamas Natural Park using new geomatics technologies (virtual globes, augmented reality, and QR codes).

Martínez-Graña, A. M.; Goy, J. L.; Cimarra, C. A.

2013-12-01

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Quick-release medical tape  

E-print Network

Medical tape that provides secure fixation of life-sustaining and -monitoring devices with quick, easy, damage-free removal represents a longstanding unmet medical need in neonatal care. During removal of current medical ...

Laulicht, Bryan E.

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Quantum Espresso Quick Start Introduction  

E-print Network

Quantum Espresso Quick Start Introduction Quantum Espresso (http://www.quantum properties eg., phonon dispersion, NMR shifts and band structure to name a few. Quantum Espresso is available. Matter 21, 395502 (2009). Online Guide for QE : http://www.quantum

Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

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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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CliffsQuickReview Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. From planets, stars, and galaxies to the search for extraterrestrial life, CliffsQuickReview Astronomy gives you jargon-free explanations of the fundamentals -- including all the latest discoveries and theories. This guide introduces each topic, defines key terms, and carefully walks you through each sample problem step-by-step. In no time, you'll be ready to tackle the key concepts in this book such as The history and science of astronomy Origin and evolution of the solar system Hertzprung-Russel diagram Final end states of stars Types of galaxies and their classification In plain words and useful formats, CliffsQuickReview Astronomy provides an overview of the universe and every known type of object that exits within it, so that you can use your study time efficiently. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review -- you decide what works best with your needs. With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

Peterson, Charles J.

2000-08-01

91

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

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Quick-donning backpack harness  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Harness device permits user to quickly put on or take off load carried in backpack arrangement. It can be attached with one hand; has controlled deformation belt that automatically encircles user upon application of pressure; has rigid shoulder harness elements which move automatically into place; and primary attachment components cannot be displaced while harness is in place.

Thomas, D. F., Jr.

1972-01-01

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QR Methods and Error Analysis for Computing Lyapunov and Sacker-Sell Spectral Intervals for Linear Dierential-Algeb  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose and investigate numerical methods based on QR factorization for computing all or some Lyapunov or Sacker-Sell spectral intervals for linear dierential- algebraic equations. Furthermore, a perturbation and error analysis for these methods is presented. We investigate how errors in the data and in the numerical integration aect the accuracy of the approximate spectral intervals. Although

Vu Hoang Linh; Volker Mehrmann; Erik S. Van Vleck

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Digitized forensics: retaining a link between physical and digital crime scene traces using QR-codes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The digitization of physical traces from crime scenes in forensic investigations in effect creates a digital chain-of-custody and entrains the challenge of creating a link between the two or more representations of the same trace. In order to be forensically sound, especially the two security aspects of integrity and authenticity need to be maintained at all times. Especially the adherence to the authenticity using technical means proves to be a challenge at the boundary between the physical object and its digital representations. In this article we propose a new method of linking physical objects with its digital counterparts using two-dimensional bar codes and additional meta-data accompanying the acquired data for integration in the conventional documentation of collection of items of evidence (bagging and tagging process). Using the exemplary chosen QR-code as particular implementation of a bar code and a model of the forensic process, we also supply a means to integrate our suggested approach into forensically sound proceedings as described by Holder et al.1 We use the example of the digital dactyloscopy as a forensic discipline, where currently progress is being made by digitizing some of the processing steps. We show an exemplary demonstrator of the suggested approach using a smartphone as a mobile device for the verification of the physical trace to extend the chain-of-custody from the physical to the digital domain. Our evaluation of the demonstrator is performed towards the readability and the verification of its contents. We can read the bar code despite its limited size of 42 x 42 mm and rather large amount of embedded data using various devices. Furthermore, the QR-code's error correction features help to recover contents of damaged codes. Subsequently, our appended digital signature allows for detecting malicious manipulations of the embedded data.

Hildebrandt, Mario; Kiltz, Stefan; Dittmann, Jana

2013-03-01

95

www.oreilly.com Linux Quick Reference  

E-print Network

www.oreilly.com Linux Quick Reference SOME USEFUL COMMANDS File/Directory Basics ls List files cp of their respective owners. #30473 #12;www.oreilly.com Linux Quick Reference SOME USEFUL COMMANDS File cdrecord Burn a CD rsync Mirror a set of files Linux Quick Reference SOME USEFUL COMMANDS Linux Quick

Reluga, Tim

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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

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EXPRESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMPLEMENT RECEPTOR gC1qR IN BOVINE SPERM. Expresión y distribución del receptor de complemento gC1qR en los espermatozoides bovinos  

Microsoft Academic Search

The complement receptor gC1qR\\/p33, which recognizes the globular heads of C1q, is a multicompartmental and multifunc- tional protein and has been shown to play a role in reproduc- tion in humans. The objective of this research was to deter- mine the gC1qR distribution and expression on plasma mem- brane in bovine sperm before and after heparin treatment. Thus, capacitation of

Robert Valeris; Patricia Villamediana; Armando Quintero; Omaira Parra; Jorge Sandoval; Berhane Ghebrehiwet

2008-01-01

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School-Based Crisis Intervention. A Center Quick Training Aid.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As used here, the term school-based crisis intervention refers to a range of responses schools can plan and implement in response to crisis events and reactions. All school-based and school-linked staff can play an important role in crisis intervention. This quick training aid presents a brief set of resources to guide those providing an…

California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.

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Combined fast multipole-QR compression technique for solving electrically small to large structures for broadband applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An approach that efficiently solves for a desired parameter of a system or device that can include both electrically large fast multipole method (FMM) elements, and electrically small QR elements. The system or device is setup as an oct-tree structure that can include regions of both the FMM type and the QR type. An iterative solver is then used to determine a first matrix vector product for any electrically large elements, and a second matrix vector product for any electrically small elements that are included in the structure. These matrix vector products for the electrically large elements and the electrically small elements are combined, and a net delta for a combination of the matrix vector products is determined. The iteration continues until a net delta is obtained that is within predefined limits. The matrix vector products that were last obtained are used to solve for the desired parameter.

Jandhyala, Vikram (Inventor); Chowdhury, Indranil (Inventor)

2011-01-01

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Channel-Lining Residues of the AMPA Receptor M2 Segment: Structural Environment of the Q\\/R Site and Identification of the Selectivity Filter  

Microsoft Academic Search

In AMPA receptor channels, a single amino acid residue (Q\\/R site) of the M2 segment controls permeation of calcium ions, single-channel conductance, blockade by intracellular poly- amines, and permeation of anions. The structural environment of the Q\\/R site and its positioning with regard to a narrow constriction were probed with the accessibility of substituted cysteines to positively and negatively charged

Thomas Kuner; Christine Beck; Bert Sakmann; Peter H. Seeburg

2001-01-01

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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)1 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. 1. P. L. Gourley, NanoLasers, Scientific American, March 1998, pp. 56-61. This work supported under DOE contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 and the Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

Gourley, Paul; McDonald, Anthony; Hendricks, Judy; Copeland, Guild; Hunter, John; Akhil, Ohmar; Capps, Heather; Curry, Marc; Skirboll, Steve

2000-03-01

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TMI-2 quick look examination  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this work, conducted under the Department of Energy's Reactor Evaluation Program, was to gain the earliest possible access to the TMI-2 reactor vessel and to determine the condition of the plenum assembly and the reactor core. Completion of this examination has also provided substantial progress towards removal of the reactor vessel head and eventual defueling. Two methods were developed for gaining through-head access. The first involves removal of an entire CRDM, providing a 6.8-cm-diameter access through the nozzle. In case normal uncoupling proved unsuccessful, contingency techniques were developed to disconnect the leadscrew. Two contingency procedures, one ex-head and one in-head, were developed. A second technique for through-head access, the so-called Quick Look technique, was developed at the suggestion of the Technical Assessment and Advisory Group (TAAG), a group of senior technical people funded by DOE to advise GPU Nuclear on the TMI-2 recovery. This simplified method involves uncoupling and removing a CRDM leadscrew by basically normal methods and inserting a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera directly through the space vacated by the leadscrew.

Franz, W.A.; Rider, R.L.; Austin, W.A.; Cole, N.

1982-01-01

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A modified QuickDASH-9 provides a valid outcome instrument for upper limb function  

PubMed Central

Background The 30-item Disabilities Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire was introduced to facilitate assessment of upper limb functional limitations. To improve practicality and eliminate item redundancy a modified instrument was needed. The 11-item QuickDASH was developed to fulfil these requirements and translated into several languages. However, prospective investigations of psychometric and practical characteristics are limited. No published study investigated readability or used concurrent validation with a standardized upper limb criterion measure. The validity of the QuickDASH has been questioned as the results for factor structure are conflicting, and the English-language version has not yet had factor structure reported. A shortened 9-item version, the QuickDASH-9, that addresses these issues is proposed. Methods This two-stage observational study assessed the psychometric and practical characteristics of the QuickDASH and the extracted QuickDASH-9. The Upper Limb Functional Index (ULFI) was the criterion standard in both stages. Stage 1, calibration, reanalyzed extracted QuickDASH and QuickDASH-9 responses from a previous prospective study, by the authors, of the 30-item DASH (n = 137). Stage 2, prospective validation, investigated the QuickDASH through repeated measures in consecutive upper limb musculoskeletal participants' consulting for physical therapy in Australia (n = 67). The QuickDASH and extracted QuickDASH-9 data from both stages was analyzed and compared for psychometric properties, practical characteristics and factor structure. Results The proposed QuickDASH-9 had a unidimensional structure, high reliability (ICC 2:1, r = 0.92), internal consistency (alpha = 0.93) and responsiveness (ES = 1.05). It correlated highly with both the DASH (r = 0.97), QuickDASH (r = 0.99) and ULFI criterion (r = 0.85). QuickDASH-9 missing responses reduced to 3.5% from 26% in the QuickDASH. Completion and scoring time was 134 ± 56 seconds and required a computational aid. The QuickDASH demonstrated a bidimensional structure making it invalid. The QuickDASH-9 summary performance was measured on the 'Measurement of Outcome Measures' at 88% and on the 'Bot' clinimetric scale at 75%. Conclusions The proposed QuickDASH-9 had a unidimensional structure and similar psychometric precision to the full-length DASH with improved practicality and completion time. The QuickDASH was invalid as its bidimensional structure made a single summated score inappropriate. The QuickDASH-9 offers a future direction for ongoing use of the QuickDASH concept. PMID:20021677

2009-01-01

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Integrating the ODI-PPA scientific gateway with the QuickReduce pipeline for on-demand processing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As imaging systems improve, the size of astronomical data has continued to grow, making the transfer and processing of data a significant burden. To solve this problem for the WIYN Observatory One Degree Imager (ODI), we developed the ODI-Portal, Pipeline, and Archive (ODI-PPA) science gateway, integrating the data archive, data reduction pipelines, and a user portal. In this paper, we discuss the integration of the QuickReduce (QR) pipeline into PPA's Tier 2 processing framework. QR is a set of parallelized, stand-alone Python routines accessible to all users, and operators who can create master calibration products and produce standardized calibrated data, with a short turn-around time. Upon completion, the data are ingested into the archive and portal, and made available to authorized users. Quality metrics and diagnostic plots are generated and presented via the portal for operator approval and user perusal. Additionally, users can tailor the calibration process to their specific science objective(s) by selecting custom datasets, applying preferred master calibrations or generating their own, and selecting pipeline options. Submission of a QuickReduce job initiates data staging, pipeline execution, and ingestion of output data products all while allowing the user to monitor the process status, and to download or further process/analyze the output within the portal. User-generated data products are placed into a private user-space within the portal. ODI-PPA leverages cyberinfrastructure at Indiana University including the Big Red II supercomputer, the Scholarly Data Archive tape system and the Data Capacitor shared file system.

Young, Michael D.; Kotulla, Ralf; Gopu, Arvind; Liu, Wilson

2014-07-01

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A Quick Visual Power-Supply Monitor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Power-supply voltages quickly monitored by circuit equipped with light-emitting-diode (LED) display. Operator looking at display quickly spots whether power output voltage is above, below, or within acceptable limits. Tricolor LED displays high, low, and intermediate output voltages.

Taylor, L. W.

1986-01-01

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FaQR, Required for the Biosynthesis of the Strawberry Flavor Compound 4-Hydroxy-2,5-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone, Encodes an Enone Oxidoreductase  

PubMed Central

The flavor of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) fruit is dominated by an uncommon group of aroma compounds with a 2,5-dimethyl-3(H)-furanone structure. We report the characterization of an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethyl-3(2H)-furanone (HDMF; Furaneol), the key flavor compound in strawberries. Protein extracts were partially purified, and the observed distribution of enzymatic activity correlated with the presence of a single polypeptide of ?37 kD. Sequence analysis of two peptide fragments showed total identity with the protein sequence of a strongly ripening-induced, auxin-dependent putative quinone oxidoreductase, Fragaria × ananassa quinone oxidoreductase (FaQR). The open reading frame of the FaQR cDNA consists of 969 bp encoding a 322–amino acid protein with a calculated molecular mass of 34.3 kD. Laser capture microdissection followed by RNA extraction and amplification demonstrated the presence of FaQR mRNA in parenchyma tissue of the strawberry fruit. The FaQR protein was functionally expressed in Escherichia coli, and the monomer catalyzed the formation of HDMF. After chemical synthesis and liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry analysis, 4-hydroxy-5-methyl-2-methylene-3(2H)-furanone was confirmed as a substrate of FaQR and the natural precursor of HDMF. This study demonstrates the function of the FaQR enzyme in the biosynthesis of HDMF as enone oxidoreductase and provides a foundation for the improvement of strawberry flavor and the biotechnological production of HDMF. PMID:16517758

Raab, Thomas; Lopez-Raez, Juan Antonio; Klein, Dorothee; Caballero, Jose Luis; Moyano, Enriqueta; Schwab, Wilfried; Munoz-Blanco, Juan

2006-01-01

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QuickTime Pro Tutorial 1 How to Edit a Movie in QuickTime Pro  

E-print Network

QuickTime Pro Tutorial 1 How to Edit a Movie in QuickTime Pro 1. How To Extract a Clip: The first step in extracting your clip from a QuickTime movie is to decide which clip you Footage From Your Movie: Editing footage out of your movie is very similar to extracting a clip

Qiu, Weigang

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Quick Fix for Managing Risks  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Under a Phase II SBIR contract, Kennedy and Lumina Decision Systems, Inc., jointly developed the Schedule and Cost Risk Analysis Modeling (SCRAM) system, based on a version of Lumina's flagship software product, Analytica(R). Acclaimed as "the best single decision-analysis program yet produced" by MacWorld magazine, Analytica is a "visual" tool used in decision-making environments worldwide to build, revise, and present business models, minus the time-consuming difficulty commonly associated with spreadsheets. With Analytica as their platform, Kennedy and Lumina created the SCRAM system in response to NASA's need to identify the importance of major delays in Shuttle ground processing, a critical function in project management and process improvement. As part of the SCRAM development project, Lumina designed a version of Analytica called the Analytica Design Engine (ADE) that can be easily incorporated into larger software systems. ADE was commercialized and utilized in many other developments, including web-based decision support.

2002-01-01

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The molecular link between inefficient GluA2 Q/R site-RNA editing and TDP-43 pathology in motor neurons of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients.  

PubMed

TAR DNA-binding protein (TDP-43) pathology and reduced expression of adenosine deaminase acting on RNA 2 (ADAR2), which is the RNA editing enzyme responsible for adenosine-to-inosine conversion at the GluA2 glutamine/arginine (Q/R) site, concomitantly occur in the same motor neurons of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients; this finding suggests a link between these two ALS-specific molecular abnormalities. AMPA receptors containing Q/R site-unedited GluA2 in their subunit assembly are Ca(2+)-permeable, and motor neurons lacking ADAR2 undergo slow death in conditional ADAR2 knockout (AR2) mice, which is a mechanistic ALS model in which the ADAR2 gene is targeted in cholinergic neurons. Moreover, deficient ADAR2 induced mislocalization of TDP-43 similar to TDP-43 pathology seen in the sporadic ALS patients in the motor neurons of AR2 mice. The abnormal mislocalization of TDP-43 specifically resulted from activation of the Ca(2+)-dependent serine protease calpain that specifically cleaved TDP-43 at the C-terminal region, and generated aggregation-prone N-terminal fragments. Notably, the N-terminal fragments of TDP-43 lacking the C-terminus were demonstrated in the brains and spinal cords of ALS patients. Because normalization of either the Ca(2+)-permeability of AMPA receptors or the calpain activity in the motor neurons normalized the subcellular localization of TDP-43 in AR2 mice, it is likely that exaggerated calpain-dependent TDP-43 fragments played a role at least in the initiation of TDP-43 pathology. Elucidation of the molecular cascade of neuronal death induced by ADAR2 downregulation could provide a new specific therapy for sporadic ALS. In this review, we summarized the work from our group on the role of inefficient GluA2 Q/R site-RNA editing and TDP-43 pathology in sporadic ALS, and discussed possible effects of inefficient ADAR2-mediated RNA editing in general. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled RNA Metabolism 2013. PMID:24355598

Yamashita, Takenari; Kwak, Shin

2014-10-10

110

Interactive graphics for quick-geometry modeling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The QUICK-geometry system is a method for defining configuration shapes in completely analytical form. It was developed for use when the analytical definition of aircraft geometry is advantageous or necessary for the solution of the flow around it. While the QUICK-geometry system provides a convenient and flexible method for generating configurations with completely analytical definitions, experience showed that it can be difficult to match a previously defined configuration with a QUICK-geometry definition. Therefore, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other users developed computer programs that aid in the generation of QUICK inputs. A NASA-developed set of such programs which recently were upgraded extensively to improve its usability and portability are described.

Townsend, J. C.

1984-01-01

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A quick look back - 2011 journal resume  

PubMed Central

This is a quick retrospective view back to the year 2011, summarizing the journal’s experience, demonstrating submission statistics of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports and journal updates planned for the year 2012. PMID:22470774

Talanow, Roland

2011-01-01

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Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases: Quick Facts  

MedlinePLUS

... JavaScript on. Read more information on enabling JavaScript. Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases Skip Content Marketing Share this: Main Content Area Quick Facts Primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDDs) are due to genetic ...

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Quick-Relief Medications for Lung Diseases  

MedlinePLUS

... swelling and help other asthma medicines work better. Inhaled Steroids An inhaled steroid is typically prescribed as a long-term control medicine. An inhaled steroid will not provide quick relief for acute attacks. ...

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A QR accelerated volume-to-surface boundary condition for finite element solution of eddy current problems  

SciTech Connect

We are concerned with the solution of time-dependent electromagnetic eddy current problems using a finite element formulation on three-dimensional unstructured meshes. We allow for multiple conducting regions, and our goal is to develop an efficient computational method that does not require a computational mesh of the air/vacuum regions. This requires a sophisticated global boundary condition specifying the total fields on the conductor boundaries. We propose a Biot-Savart law based volume-to-surface boundary condition to meet this requirement. This Biot-Savart approach is demonstrated to be very accurate. In addition, this approach can be accelerated via a low-rank QR approximation of the discretized Biot-Savart law.

White, D; Fasenfest, B; Rieben, R; Stowell, M

2006-09-08

115

Stability of Englert-type solutions on N/sup p/qr spaces in d = 11 supergravity  

SciTech Connect

We investigate classical stability of Englert-type solutions compactified on N/sup p/qr spaces (-infinity

Yasuda, O.

1985-04-15

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DRAFT ---PAUP* 4.0 QUICK START TUTORIAL 1/9/02 -1 Quick Start Tutorial  

E-print Network

DRAFT --- PAUP* 4.0 QUICK START TUTORIAL 1/9/02 -1 Quick Start Tutorial The following hands-on tutorial provides a very brief overview of the basic usage of PAUP* 4.0. The tutorial will take you step on the world wide web at http://paup.csit.fsu.edu/data/primate-mtDNA-interleaved.nex. This tutorial

Naylor, Gavin

117

iBuyNU History -Quick Start IBuyNUHistoryQuickStart  

E-print Network

iBuyNU History - Quick Start iBuyNU Purchasing IBuyNUHistoryQuickStart Last Updated 10/16/2014 lks for and track submitted carts, purchase orders and invoices using history. History menu (side banner) 1. Click the History menu icon in the side banner. 2. Click Search Documents. (The History menu search page appears.) 3

Shull, Kenneth R.

118

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT QUICK REFERENCE  

E-print Network

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT QUICK REFERENCE Sexual Assault Definition ­ any form of sexual contact without both parties' voluntary consent. Contrary to what most people think, sexual assault. ­ Zvulony & Company ­ The Law of Sexual Assault in Canada. Sexual Harassment Definition ­ is comment

Thompson, Michael

119

Quick estimation of gas pipeline inventory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quick estimation of the pipeline inventory at the end of fiscal periods is common practice in companies dealing with the transmission of natural gas. The accuracy of line pack estimation depends on the accuracy of estimating the mean value of the gas density (or specific volume) which depends on composition and the distribution of pressure, temperature, and compressibility factor along

R. S. Ettouney; M. A. El-Rifai

2009-01-01

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Vector Calculus: a quick review Selected Reading  

E-print Network

Appendix A Vector Calculus: a quick review Selected Reading H.M. Schey,. Div, Grad, Curl and all that: An informal Text on Vector Calculus, W.W. Norton and Co., (1973). (Good physical introduction on tensors but lots of worked problems) Marsden, J.E. and Tromba, A.J. . Vector Calculus. W.H. Freeman (or

Spiegelman, Marc W.

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Part B Excess Cost Quick Reference Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Quick Reference Document has been prepared by the Regional Resource Center Program ARRA/Fiscal Priority Team to aid RRCP State Liaisons and other (Technical Assistance) TA providers in understanding the general context of state questions surrounding excess cost. As a "first-stop" for TA providers in investigating excess cost questions on…

Ball, Wayne; Beridon, Virginia; Hamre, Kent; Morse, Amanda

2011-01-01

122

Cartoon Network's ''Quick Draw El Kabong''  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cartoon character ''Quick Draw McGraw'' becomes EL KABONG the HERO and fights EL BAD GUY with his steel guitar. El Kabong & Babalooie ride into a garishly colored small town in Mexico that is inhabited by Day of the Dead skeleton townfolk. El Bad Guy and his cohorts are generally out to get the townfolk. El Kabong saves them and

2001-01-01

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Copyright Quick Guide Television and Radio Broadcasts  

E-print Network

to copy and communicate television and radio broadcasts for educational purposes. This includes makingCopyright Quick Guide Television and Radio Broadcasts Overview The University has extensive rights ­ this includes free-to-air, satellite and cable television broadcasts, along with radio broadcasts. As a result

Blows, Mark

124

Getting Help for Attention Problems Quick Review  

E-print Network

DISORDER ­ ADD OR ADHD? Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is characterized by a numberGetting Help for Attention Problems Quick Review Page 1 of 4 DO I HAVE ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY & MEDICATION AT CAPS FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT PROBLEMS 1. Schedule a telephone screening appointment, call 831

California at Santa Cruz, University of

125

Nuclear conflict and ozone depletion Quick summary  

E-print Network

Nuclear conflict and ozone depletion Quick summary o Regional nuclear war could cause global which traps pollutants o Nuclear weapons cause explosions, which then causes things around the vicinity to start burning, which in turn releases black carbon; it is not the nuclear material or fallout causing

Toohey, Darin W.

126

Nomogram aids quick evaluation of condenser performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The performance to be expected from a steam surface condenser depends on cooling water inlet and outlet temperatures and on the heat load. Presents a nomogram that permits a quick estimate of the performance to be expected, for condensers with known design parameters, under changed conditions of heat load and cooling water temperatures.

Kurmarao; P. S. V

1982-01-01

127

Quick Reads: Using Ipads to Explore Parabolas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An iPad® can be used to teach students to graph parabolas with ease and grasp vocabulary quickly. Parabolas come to life for students in this easily implemented activity described in this article. Teachers can use this tool in a fun and interactive way to not only address these graphing and vocabulary concepts but also introduce and explore…

Bixler, Sharon G.

2014-01-01

128

Quick Tips: Making Healthy Snacks Get started  

E-print Network

that you get plenty of these nutritious foods every day. Use these ideas to get started. Make smart snack, it's less likely that you'll pick a candy bar or bag of chips instead. Foods that make quick, healthy-serving containers · Raisins and other dried fruit · Whole wheat crackers · Pretzels · Flavored rice cakes · Unsalted

Burke, Peter

129

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.

130

A QUICK DIP INTO MATHEMATICA ULRICH KRAHMER  

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A QUICK DIP INTO MATHEMATICA ULRICH KR¨AHMER Abstract. These are notes written during the process of learning how to use mathematica. It ended abruptly when I got the (maybe wrong) impression that it can mathematica, and on that occasion I want to learn also how to use it for simplfying expressions

Kraehmer, Ulrich

131

Quickly Approximating the Distance Between Two Objects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A method of quickly approximating the distance between two objects (one smaller, regarded as a point; the other larger and complexly shaped) has been devised for use in computationally simulating motions of the objects for the purpose of planning the motions to prevent collisions.

Hammen, David

2009-01-01

132

Volume 1 Issue 1 Asthma Quick Takes  

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Volume 1 Issue 1 Asthma Quick Takes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Asthma Control Program I N T H I II. Influenza and Asthma NACP Corner Evaluating Partnerships Just Got Easier! Recommendations

133

Alert Management Systems: A Quick Introduction  

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Alert Management Systems: A Quick Introduction Robert Grossman University of Illinois at Chicago to screen events, build profiles associated with the events, and send alerts based upon the profiles and events. These types of systems are becoming known as alert management systems (AMS). We give some

Grossman, Robert

134

Achieving pH and Qr oscillations in a palladium-catalysed phenylacetylene oxidative carbonylation reaction using an automated reactor system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This Letter reports an experimental study which achieves reproducible oscillations in both pH and heat output (Qr) during a palladium-catalysed phenylacetylene oxidative carbonylation reaction in an homogeneous catalytic system (PdI 2-KI-Air-NaOAc in methanol solution). Experiments were performed in an HEL SIMULAR™ reaction calorimeter with precise control of temperature and gas flow rates. Under certain experimental conditions a second set of oscillations was observed. Oscillations in Qr were exothermic with no corresponding endotherm. Total energy released during oscillations followed a staircase function with a maximum of 600 J/oscillation. Heat release was in phase with pH fall, and decreased as pH increased.

Novakovic, K.; Grosjean, C.; Scott, S. K.; Whiting, A.; Willis, M. J.; Wright, A. R.

2007-02-01

135

System Characterization Results for the QuickBird Sensor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overall system characterization was performed on several DigitalGlobe' QuickBird image products by the NASA Applied Research & Technology Project Office (formerly the Applied Sciences Directorate) at the John C. Stennis Space Center. This system characterization incorporated geopositional accuracy assessments, a spatial resolution assessment, and a radiometric calibration assessment. Geopositional assessments of standard georeferenced multispectral products were obtained using an array of accurately surveyed geodetic targets evenly spaced throughout a scene. Geopositional accuracy was calculated in terms of circular error. Spatial resolution of QuickBird panchromatic imagery was characterized based on edge response measurements using edge targets and the tilted-edge technique. Relative edge response was estimated as a geometric mean of normalized edge response differences measured in two directions of image pixels at points distanced from the edge by -0.5 and 0.5 of ground sample distance. A reflectance-based vicarious calibration approach, based on ground-based measurements and radiative transfer calculations, was used to estimate at-sensor radiance. These values were compared to those measured by the sensor to determine the sensor's radiometric accuracy. All imagery analyzed was acquired between fall 2005 and spring 2006. These characterization results were compared to previous years' results to identify any temporal drifts or trends.

Holekamp, Kara; Ross, Kenton; Blonski, Slawomir

2007-01-01

136

Williams Google Mail Quick Reference Mail Settings  

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Williams Google Mail Quick Reference 1 23 4 5 6 10 7 9 11 12 Mail Settings Go to Other Google Apps Contacts (Address Book) 1 Click on a link for a Google App to go to another app in a new tab, such as Drive is automatically emptied every 30 days. Help with Mail8 Click Help to see tons of help info by Google, including

Aalberts, Daniel P.

137

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE HOW TO GET ASSISTANCE  

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE HOW TO GET ASSISTANCE Select Help on the main menu at the top of any page: onlinesupport@FROSCH.com Online Support is available Mon-Fri, 8:30am ­ 5:30pm CST. HOW TO MAKE A TRAVEL of interest. 7 Check Rental Car to book a rental car. 8 If you do not wish to "Match your rental car dates

138

24 CFR 902.35 - Financial condition scoring and thresholds.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...financial condition indicator are: (1) Quick Ratio (QR). The QR compares quick assets to current liabilities. Quick...liabilities that are due within the next 12 months. A QR of less than one indicates that the project's...

2011-04-01

139

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

140

ATRC Neutron Detector Testing Quick Look Report  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) program, a joint Idaho State University (ISU) / French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) / Idaho National Laboratory (INL) project was initiated in FY-10 to investigate the feasibility of using neutron sensors to provide online measurements of the neutron flux and fission reaction rate in the ATR Critical Facility (ATRC). A second objective was to provide initial neutron spectrum and flux distribution information for physics modeling and code validation using neutron activation based techniques in ATRC as well as ATR during depressurized operations. Detailed activation spectrometry measurements were made in the flux traps and in selected fuel elements, along with standard fission rate distribution measurements at selected core locations. These measurements provide additional calibration data for the real-time sensors of interest as well as provide benchmark neutronics data that will be useful for the ATR Life Extension Program (LEP) Computational Methods and V&V Upgrade project. As part of this effort, techniques developed by Prof. George Imel will be applied by Idaho State University (ISU) for assessing the performance of various flux detectors to develop detailed procedures for initial and follow-on calibrations of these sensors. In addition to comparing data obtained from each type of detector, calculations will be performed to assess the performance of and reduce uncertainties in flux detection sensors and compare data obtained from these sensors with existing integral methods employed at the ATRC. The neutron detectors required for this project were provided to team participants at no cost. Activation detectors (foils and wires) from an existing, well-characterized INL inventory were employed. Furthermore, as part of an on-going ATR NSUF international cooperation, the CEA sent INL three miniature fission chambers (one for detecting fast flux and two for detecting thermal flux) with associated electronics for assessment. In addition, Prof. Imel, ISU, has access to an inventory of Self-Powered Neutron Detectors (SPNDs) with a range of response times as well as Back-to-Back (BTB) fission chambers from prior research he conducted at the Transient REActor Test Facility (TREAT) facility and Neutron RADiography (NRAD) reactors. Finally, SPNDs from the National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA) were provided in connection with the INL effort to upgrade ATR computational methods and V&V protocols that are underway as part of the ATR LEP. Work during fiscal year 2010 (FY10) focussed on design and construction of Experiment Guide Tubes (EGTs) for positioning the flux detectors in the ATRC N-16 locations as well as obtaining ATRC staff concurrence for the detector evaluations. Initial evaluations with CEA researchers were also started in FY10 but were cut short due to reactor reliability issues. Reactor availability issues caused experimental work to be delayed during FY11/12. In FY13, work resumed; and evaluations were completed. The objective of this "Quick Look" report is to summarize experimental activities performed from April 4, 2013 through May 16, 2013.

Troy C. Unruh; Benjamin M. Chase; Joy L. Rempe

2013-08-01

141

The NASA master directory: Quick reference guide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a quick reference guide to the NASA Master Directory (MD), which 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 data sets, other data systems and archives, and campaigns and projects. It provides mechanisms for searching for data sets by important criteria such as geophysical parameters, time, and spatial coverage, and provides information on ordering the data. It also provides automatic connections to a number of data systems such as the NASA Climate Data System, the Planetary Data System, the NASA Ocean Data System, the Pilot Land Data System, and others. The MD includes general information about many data systems, data centers, and coordinated data analysis projects, It represents the first major step in the Catalog Interoperability project, whose objective is to enable researchers to quickly and efficiently identify, obtain information about, and get access to space and Earth science data. The guide describes how to access, use, and exit the MD and lists its features.

Satin, Karen (editor); Kanga, Carol (editor)

1989-01-01

142

Quick actuating closure and handling system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A quick activating closure and handling system, which utilizes conical sections for locking, was developed to allow quick access to the combustor internal components of the 8 ft High Temperature Tunnel. These critical components include the existing methane spraybar, a transpiration cooled nozzle and the new liquid oxygen (LOX) injection system housed within the combustor. A substantial cost savings will be realized once the mechanism is installed since it will substantially reduce the access time and increase the time available for conducting wind tunnel tests. A need exists for more frequent inspections when the wind tunnel operates at the more severe conditions generated by using LOX in the combustor. A loads analysis and a structural (finite element) analysis were conducted to verify that the new closure system is compatible with the existing pressure shell. In addition, strain gages were placed on the pressure vessel to verify how the pressure shell reacts to transient pressure loads. A scale model of the new closure system was built to verify the operation of the conical sections in the locking mechanisms.

Allred, Johnny W.; White, Dorsey E., III; Updike, Benjamin T.; Gregory, Peyton B.

1988-01-01

143

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

144

Sarcomere Length and Tension Changes in Tetanized Frog Muscle Fibers after Quick Stretches and Releases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sarcomere length changes in tetanized frog muscle fibers in response to quick fiber length changes were examined along the fiber length with a high-sensitivity laser diffraction technique. The experiments were only performed with muscle fibers in which the uniform orientation and sarcomere length of the component myofibrils were well preserved during a tetanus. When the sarcomere length changes were recorded near the fixed fiber end, the delay of the onset of sarcomere length change in response to the applied fiber length change tended to be longer than that of the onset of tension changes recorded at the fixed fiber end. The magnitude of sarcomere length changes was larger near the moving fiber end than near the fixed fiber end. In the case of quick releases, the resulting sarcomere shortening tended to outlast the fiber shortening, so that the quick tension recovery started during the sarcomere shortening. These results indicate (i) that the tension changes in response to quick fiber length changes may not give direct information about the cross-bridge properties and (ii) that the viscoelastic multisegmental nature of muscle fibers should be taken into consideration in interpreting the tension responses to quick length changes.

Sugi, Haruo; Kobayashi, Takakazu

1983-10-01

145

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - quick-relief drugs  

MedlinePLUS

Quick-relief medicines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) work quickly to help you breathe better. You take them when you are coughing, wheezing, or having trouble breathing, such as ...

146

28 CFR 8.6 - Quick-release authority.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Quick-release authority. 8.6 Section 8.6 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FBI FORFEITURE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN STATUTES § 8.6 Quick-release authority. Where the forfeiture proceedings are...

2012-07-01

147

28 CFR 8.6 - Quick-release authority.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Quick-release authority. 8.6 Section 8.6 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FBI FORFEITURE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN STATUTES § 8.6 Quick-release authority. Where the forfeiture proceedings are...

2010-07-01

148

28 CFR 8.6 - Quick-release authority.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Quick-release authority. 8.6 Section 8.6 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FBI FORFEITURE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN STATUTES § 8.6 Quick-release authority. Where the forfeiture proceedings are...

2011-07-01

149

Underground blowout killed with quick snubbing operation  

SciTech Connect

A shallow underground blowout off the island of Trinidad required quick action and the importing of snubbing equipment to kill the well and avert cratering the sea floor beneath the platform. The blowout was controlled in 16 days. The blowout at Trintomar's Pelican platform on the east coast of Trinidad posed a most challenging well control problem. Most of the service companies with equipment to control the well were not available in this relatively remote area. Because of the high gas and condensate flow rates and high pressure, the blowout at the Pelican platform had the potential to destroy the entire platform, endanger the lives of many crew members, result in the loss of natural resources, and interrupt the supply of natural gas to the island of Trinidad. The paper discusses the Pelican platform, the underground blowout, temperature survey, the kill plan, and snubbing operations.

Grace, R. (Grace, Shursen, Moore and Associates Inc., Amarillo, TX (United States)); Stanislaus, G. (Trinmar Ltd., Point Fortin (Trinidad and Tobago)); Cudd, B. (Cudd Pressure Control, Woodward, OK (United States))

1993-10-18

150

Quick-Mixing Studies Under Reacting Conditions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The low-NO(x) emitting potential of rich-burn/quick-mix/lean-burn )RQL) combustion makes it an attractive option for engines of future stratospheric aircraft. Because NO(x) formation is exponentially dependent on temperature, the success of the RQL combustor depends on minimizing high temperature stoichiometric pocket formation in the quick-mixing section. An experiment was designed and built, and tests were performed to characterize reaction and mixing properties of jets issuing from round orifices into a hot, fuel-rich crossflow confined in a cylindrical duct. The reactor operates on propane and presents a uniform, non-swirling mixture to the mixing modules. Modules consisting of round orifice configurations of 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 18 holes were evaluated at a momentum-flux ratio of 57 and jet-to-mainstream mass-flaw ratio of 2.5. Temperatures and concentrations of O2, CO2, CO, HC, and NO(x) were obtained upstream, down-stream, and within the orifice plane to determine jet penetration as well as reaction processes. Jet penetration was a function of the number of orifices and affected the mixing in the reacting system. Of the six configurations tested, the 14-hole module produced jet penetration close to the module half-radius and yielded the best mixing and most complete combustion at a plane one duct diameter from the orifice leading edge. The results reveal that substantial reaction and heat release occur in the jet mixing zone when the entering effluent is hot and rich, and that the experiment as designed will serve to explore satisfactorily jet mixing behavior under realistic reacting conditions in future studies.

Leong, May Y.; Samuelsen, G. S.

1996-01-01

151

OxCORT v4 Quick Guide Tutorial Reports  

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OxCORT v4 Quick Guide Tutorial Reports v1 This quick guide is suitable for the following roles: · Tutor This quick guide relates to the following menu options: · Create New Tutorial Reports pg 1 · Edit or View Existing Tutorial Reports pg 2 Edit or View Existing Tutorial Reports is then broken down

Oxford, University of

152

Fall 2009: Moodle Quick Reference Guide Moodle Quick Reference Guide: http://moodle.grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx?articleid=10157  

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Fall 2009: Moodle Quick Reference Guide Moodle Quick Reference Guide: http://moodle.grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx Reference Guide: http://moodle.grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx?articleid=10157 Information Technology Services

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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

2012-07-01

154

The NASA master directory quick reference guide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 data sets, other data systems and archives, and campaigns and projects. It provides mechanisms for searching for data sets by important criteria such as geophysical parameters, time, and spatial coverage. The MD also provides information on ordering the data. In order to simplify the process of finding more detailed information or accessing online data, the MD provides automatic connections to a number of data systems such as the NASA Climate Data System, the Planetary Data System, the NASA Ocean Data System, the Pilot Land Data System, and others. The MD also provides general information about many data systems, data centers, and coordinated data analysis projects. It represents the first major step in the Catalog Interoperability project, whose objective is to enable researchers to quickly and efficiently identity, obtain information about, and get access to space and Earth science data.

1991-01-01

155

Quick contrast sensitivity measurements in the periphery.  

PubMed

Measuring the contrast sensitivity function (CSF) in the periphery of the eye is complicated. The lengthy measurement time precludes all but the most determined subjects. The aim of this study was to implement and evaluate a faster routine based on the quick CSF method (qCSF) but adapted to work in the periphery. Additionally, normative data is presented on neurally limited peripheral CSFs. A peripheral qCSF measurement using 100 trials can be performed in 3 min. The precision and accuracy were tested for three subjects under different conditions (number of trials, peripheral angles, and optical corrections). The precision for estimates of contrast sensitivity at individual spatial frequencies was 0.07 log units when three qCSF measurements of 100 trials each were averaged. Accuracy was estimated by comparing the qCSF results with a more traditional measure of CSF. Average accuracy was 0.08 log units with no systematic error. In the second part of the study, we collected three CSFs of 100 trials for six persons in the 20° nasal, temporal, inferior, and superior visual fields. The measurements were performed in an adaptive optics system running in a continuous closed loop. The Tukey HSD test showed significant differences (p < 0.05) between all fields except between the nasal and the temporal fields. Contrast sensitivity was higher in the horizontal fields, and the inferior field was better than the superior. This modified qCSF method decreases the measurement time significantly and allows otherwise unfeasible studies of the peripheral CSF. PMID:24993017

Rosén, Robert; Lundström, Linda; Venkataraman, Abinaya Priya; Winter, Simon; Unsbo, Peter

2014-01-01

156

Climate Data Operators for quick look visualization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geophysical computations, in particular numerical weather and climate predictions, consume huge computational resources and generate voluminous amount of multidimensional data in various formats. The post-processing of these data involves, manipulation to generate diagnostics and visualization. These tasks demand software tools, that are efficient in data handling, computation and graphical processing. Apart from that, these tools need to be highly user friendly characterized by a smooth learning curve, as they address a wider audience with varying backgrounds. A typical work flow to accomplish the task in e.g. climate prediction, involves the usage of various interactive and non-interactive tools in tandem. One such work flow can be constituted by using the Climate Data Operators (CDO) software that enables the efficient manipulation of the data, in conjunction with other visualization tools. CDO provides over 600 command line operators for performing simple statistical and arithmetic functions, selection and sub-sampling and spatial interpolation of the data. But the ever increasing work flow requirements necessitates, a seamless synergy of data manipulation and visualization tools. Such a synergy improves the work flow efficiency and enhances the productivity. In this direction, new plotting operators are created in the CDO by exploiting the plotting capabilities of the Magics++ library. These plotting operators are in tune with the chaining capabilities of the existing CDO operators and provide a non-interactive quick look visualization of the data in the form of contour, vector, shaded and graphical plots during post-processing. Moreover, here we apply these operators to monitor online, large ensemble climate prediction computations and avoid unnecessary wastage of valuable computational resources, especially during the model development and tuning phase.

Modali, Kameswarrao; Schulzweida, Uwe; Mueller, Ralf; Kornblueh, Luis; Mueller, Wolfgang

2013-04-01

157

Using Quick Writes as a Classroom Assessment Tool: Prospects and Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators are currently exploring the expanded use of a variety of new assessment tools in the classroom in response to pressures to enhance student learning. The present study examined quick writes as a tool in the context of third-grade classroom assessment. Third-grade teachers administered the same brief writing probe before and after students…

Green, Susan K.; Smith, Julian, III; Brown, E. Kenyon

2007-01-01

158

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

159

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

160

Act Quickly! Seconds Count! Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is designed to help hotel employees know what to do if a fire breaks out in the hotel. It also gives hints and suggestions that will help employees to reduce the risk of a fire occurring. Topics are as follows: an employee's responsibility if a fire breaks out; procedures to follow in the event of fire; mapping fire exits and escape…

Ogden, Bob; Hayter, Roy, Ed.

161

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

162

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Quick Reference Project space/canvas  

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Quick Reference Toolbar Menu bar Project space/canvas Panels Starting a new will allow the user to navigate to an existing project or image and open it in Photoshop. Saving a project File Dialogue Window #12;Adobe Photoshop CS5 Quick Reference Move Tool (V) Drags objects around

Papalaskari, Mary-Angela

163

Four-dimensional key design in amplitude, phase, polarization and distance for optical encryption based on polarization digital holography and QR code.  

PubMed

We demonstrate that all parameters of optical lightwave can be simultaneously designed as keys in security system. This multi-dimensional property of key can significantly enlarge the key space and further enhance the security level of the system. The single-shot off-axis digital holography with orthogonal polarized reference waves is employed to perform polarization state recording on object wave. Two pieces of polarization holograms are calculated and fabricated to be arranged in reference arms to generate random amplitude and phase distribution respectively. When reconstruction, original information which is represented with QR code can be retrieved using Fresnel diffraction with decryption keys and read out noise-free. Numerical simulation results for this cryptosystem are presented. An analysis on the key sensitivity and fault tolerance properties are also provided. PMID:25321276

Lin, Chao; Shen, Xueju; Li, Baochen

2014-08-25

164

Studying on the method of quick generating urban image mosaic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The technology of quickly generating city image mosaic is widely applied in urban planning, evaluating natural disasters and meeting city's emergency service. This paper utilizes existing 1:2000 orthophoto and 1:500 digital line graph (DLG) to get control information, and calculate parameters of image mosaic by image matching and aerotriangulation. At last quick and seamless auto-mosaic is implemented based on Thiessen polygon. Test results prove that our approach can quickly obtain large mosaic images, which satisfies the need of many society applications.

Liu, Yawen; Sun, Mingwei

2009-10-01

165

Near-Centenarian Makes Friends Quickly in New Home  

MedlinePLUS

... Past Issues Feature: Senior Living Near-Centenarian Makes Friends Quickly in New Home Past Issues / Summer 2009 ... Alice found she had great support from her friends there. Photo: Kathleen Cravedi Personal Transitions Alice Anguria ...

166

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly  

MedlinePLUS

... page, please enable JavaScript. Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly Patients were six times more ... 21, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Emergency Medical Services Stroke FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke outcomes ...

167

GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features  

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GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features The Google Earth of the Google Earth window. Often when opening up the Google Earth program, the view screen will be a view of the entire Earth from space. Navigation bar

Smith-Konter, Bridget

168

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

169

Archaeological prospection based on satellite QuickBird imagery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Can the satellite QuickBird data detect buried archaeological remains and provide an effective spatial characterization of them? To answer this question, the capability of satellite QuickBird imagery for the identification of archaeological marks is herein tested for two test sites located in the South of Italy. The investigations were performed using a semi-automatic algorithm specifically developed for the detection of

Rosa Lasaponara; Nicola Masini

2006-01-01

170

Transvenous Biopsy of Cavo-Atrial Tumors with the Quick-Core Needle  

SciTech Connect

A variant application of the renal Quick-Core needle in 3 patients with cavo-atrial tumors is reported. In all 3 patients either a transjugular or transfemoral venous biopsy approach with this device yielded sufficient tissue for histological diagnosis at the first attempt. Bioptic diagnoses were confirmed either by surgery or radiological and clinical response to a specific chemotherapy. There were no procedure-related complications.

Hechelhammer, Lukas; Schertler, Thomas [University Hospital, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology (Switzerland); Seebach, Joerg D. [University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine (Switzerland); Kurrer, Michael O. [University Hospital, Institute of Diagnostic Pathology (Switzerland); Marincek, Borut; Pfammatter, Thomas [University Hospital, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology (Switzerland)

2004-09-15

171

Validation of QuickScan dicentric chromosome analysis for high throughput radiation biological dosimetry.  

PubMed

Currently, the dicentric chromosome assay (DCA) is used to estimate radiation doses to individuals following accidental radiological and nuclear overexposures when traditional dosimetry methods are not available. While being an exceptionally sensitive method for estimating doses by radiation, conventional DCA is time-intensive and requires highly trained expertise for analysis. For this reason, in a mass casualty situation, triage-quality conventional DCA struggles to provide dose estimations in a timely manner for triage purposes. In Canada, a new scoring technique, termed DCA QuickScan, has been devised to increase the throughput of this assay. DCA QuickScan uses traditional DCA sample preparation methods while adapting a rapid scoring approach. In this study, both conventional and QuickScan methods of scoring the DCA assay were compared for accuracy and sensitivity. Dose response curves were completed on four different donors based on the analysis of 1,000 metaphases or 200 events at eight to nine dose points by eight different scorers across two laboratories. Statistical analysis was performed on the data to compare the two methods within and across the laboratories and to test their respective sensitivities for dose estimation. This study demonstrated that QuickScan is statistically similar to conventional DCA analysis and is capable of producing dose estimates as low as 0.1 Gy but up to six times faster. Therefore, DCA QuickScan analysis can be used as a sensitive and accurate method for scoring samples for radiological biodosimetry in mass casualty situations or where faster dose assessment is required. PMID:22217587

Flegal, F N; Devantier, Y; Marro, L; Wilkins, R C

2012-02-01

172

Combining Quick-Turnaround and Batch Workloads at Scale  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NAS uses PBS Professional to schedule and manage the workload on Pleiades, an 11,000+ node 1B cluster. At this scale the user experience for quick-turnaround jobs can degrade, which led NAS initially to set up two separate PBS servers, each dedicated to a particular workload. Recently we have employed PBS hooks and scheduler modifications to merge these workloads together under one PBS server, delivering sub-1-minute start times for the quick-turnaround workload, and enabling dynamic management of the resources set aside for that workload.

Matthews, Gregory A.

2012-01-01

173

Mission design applications of QUICK. [software for interactive trajectory calculation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview of an interactive software environment for space mission design termed QUICK is presented. This stand-alone program provides a programmable FORTRAN-like calculator interface to a wide range of both built-in and user defined functions. QUICK has evolved into a general-purpose software environment that can be intrinsically and dynamically customized for a wide range of mission design applications. Specific applications are described for some space programs, e.g., the earth-Venus-Mars mission, the Cassini mission to Saturn, the Mars Observer, the Galileo Project, and the Magellan Spacecraft.

Skinner, David L.; Bass, Laura E.; Byrnes, Dennis V.; Cheng, Jeannie T.; Fordyce, Jess E.; Knocke, Philip C.; Lyons, Daniel T.; Pojman, Joan L.; Stetson, Douglas S.; Wolf, Aron A.

1990-01-01

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75 FR 15726 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Quick Turnaround Surveys of the Workforce...  

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...the information on a quick turnaround basis. ETA will make every effort to coordinate the quick turnaround surveys with other research...Administration. Title: Quick Turnaround Surveys of WIA. OMB Number...Burden Cost for operation and maintenance: $0. Comments...

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A simple and quick method to concentrate MSCV retrovirus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Retroviral-mediated gene transfer is widely used to express proteins in hematopoietic cells for the analysis of their effects on blood cell proliferation, differentiation, and biological function. The efficiency of gene transfer depends on the concentration of retrovirus in cell culture medium during infection. Here, we report one simple and quick method to increase titers of retrovirus. Centrifugation of murine stem

Eiki Kanbe; Dong-Er Zhang

2004-01-01

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Quick Hits: Successful Strategies by Award Winning Teachers.  

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This book presents an exchange of ideas for improving classroom performance, compiled by faculty from Indiana University. The idea for "Quick Hits" originated at an annual retreat of FACET (Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching), when FACET inductees were invited to explain their favorite teaching strategies to other participants in 3 to 5…

Bender, Eileen, Ed.; And Others

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Williams Google Drive Quick Reference 1 Create Folders and Files  

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Preview Williams Google Drive Quick Reference 1 3 12 Create Folders and Files Go to Other Google Apps Upload Folders and Files 1 Click on a link for a Google App to go to another app in a new tab, such as Mail, Calendar, Search 2 Click the Create button to create a folder or Google Doc ,Slide ,Sheet, Form

Aalberts, Daniel P.

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Quick Reference Guide to Important Academic & Kinesiology Department Dates & Information  

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1 Quick Reference Guide to Important Academic & Kinesiology Department Dates & Information Dr on to the Kinesiology website. Click on academics then click undergraduate programs then click undergraduate advising of Kinesiology monitors students' academic progress by alerting students to their academic standing before

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Key ACA Terms A quick reference of frequently used terms  

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Key ACA Terms A quick reference of frequently used terms www.ifebp.org/acacentral Accountable Care by the individual covered by the insurance. ACA provisions prohibit most annual limits on es- sential health a fee to help cover the cost of the tax credits. Essential Health Benefits The ACA requires that health

Acton, Scott

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Quick Quotes NZX 50 4084.44 0.00  

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Quick Quotes NZX 50 4084.44 0.00 ASX 200 6185.20 96.70 Home Search Stock Guru Game News Latest News Community Forum Old Forum Old Message Boards Resources NZX Weekly Diary IPOs & Capital Raisings Boardroom hopes to finalise its new building code before Christmas and at stake is New Zealand timber access

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A QuickStart Guide to printing a  

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A QuickStart Guide to printing a 3D model starting from a block of bytes Bridget CarragherStart Guide to printing a 3D model starting from a block of bytes This is currently a three step process. (1 and selecting a new size (of 3 inches for example). Once you have done this, choose Print from the File menu

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IMPORTANT FALL 2013 FEE PAYMENT INFORMATION QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE  

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-Oct 11 Oct 29-Dec 4 *Late Payment Fees will be assessed on any unpaid account balances as of ThursdayIMPORTANT FALL 2013 FEE PAYMENT INFORMATION QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE Fall 2013 7/9/2013 eBills Up-to-date account balance information will be available on TigerXpress late-July. eBills will be published

Dasgupta, Dipankar

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agework@bc.edu 1 quick insights 1  

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of Gender Role Perspectives by Rucha Bhate Findings from: The Generations of Talent Study quick insights 1 shifts in expectations of gender roles. Despite these trends, however, traditional gender roles are still. In this brief, we focus on two different notions of gender roles: Men and women should spend the same amount

Huang, Jianyu

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Molecular Cell Biology: A Quick Introduction for non-Biologists  

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Molecular Cell Biology: A Quick Introduction for non-Biologists Eduardo D. Sontag 1 The Cell The fundamental unit of life is the cell (Figure 1). Figure 1: An eukaryotic cell Organisms may consist of just one cell or they may be multicellular; the latter type are typically organized into tissues, which

Sontag, Eduardo

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75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This very well organized book is packed with practical solutions to the most common classroom problems--side talk, rude behavior, calling out, students losing focus, and students refusing even to try. Every solution is classroom-tested, highly effective, and quick and easy to implement! Use this book to help make your classroom a happier, more…

Harris, Bryan; Goldberg, Cassandra

2012-01-01

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The Art of Queuing: a Faster QuickPass System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This paper discusses performance of queuing systems, particularly QuickPass system, as well as design optimal operation strategy to minimize time cost function of amusement park tourists. Firstly, we propose a reasonable evaluation criterion. Based on some practical regulations of FASTPASS in Disneyland, we model for two typical items in the park. The \\

Yao Xie; Chao Ma; Hao Yu; Jia Yao

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Quick statistics Survey 73665 'Privacy Survey User Study'  

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/recommendation system might distort the data or the your intent and may be highly misleading] Answer Count Percentage or the your intent and may be highly misleading] Page 14 / 42 #12;Quick statistics Survey 73665 'Privacy for purposes like advertising] Answer Count Percentage Yes (Y) 125 80.65% No (N) 13 8.39% Uncertain (U) 17 10

Kaiser, Gail E.

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Quick and Easy Rate Equations for Multistep Reactions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students rarely see closed-form analytical rate equations derived from underlying chemical mechanisms that contain more than a few steps unless restrictive simplifying assumptions (e.g., existence of a rate-determining step) are made. Yet, work published decades ago allows closed-form analytical rate equations to be written quickly and easily for…

Savage, Phillip E.

2008-01-01

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Quick identification of acute chest pain patients study (QICS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

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Why did the solar power sector develop quickly in Japan?  

E-print Network

The solar power sector grew quickly in Japan during the decade 1994 to 2003. During this period, annual installations increased 32-fold from 7MW in 1994 to 223MW in 2003, and annual production increased 22-fold, from 16MW ...

Rogol, Michael G

2007-01-01

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Quick Guide: Publishing & Presenting in Service-Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Service-learning is becoming increasingly prominent in higher education. Consequently, there has also been an increase in opportunities to publish and present in this field. This quick guide is intended to provide a synopsis of where and how to present and publish service-learning in higher education materials. For a more comprehensive review,…

Vaughn, Rachel L.; Seifer, Sarena D.; Mihalynuk, Tanis Vye

2004-01-01

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GQ() Quick Reference Guide Adam White and Richard S. Sutton  

E-print Network

GQ() Quick Reference Guide Adam White and Richard S. Sutton August 9, 2010 This document should. We have deliberately excluded optimizations (e.g., binary features or efficient trace implementation for interfacing to GQ() (e.g., using RL-Glue). 5 References Maei, H. R., Szepesvari, Cs., Bhatnagar, S., Sutton, R

Sutton, Richard S.

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Demo Abstract: GSN, Quick and Simple Sensor Network Deployment  

E-print Network

at the sensor network as a black-box which can produce sensor data and optionally consume control messagesDemo Abstract: GSN, Quick and Simple Sensor Network Deployment Ali Salehi School of Computer Switzerland firstname.lastname@epfl.ch Abstract-- Wireless sensor and actuator networks are an emerging

Aberer, Karl

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EMIS Quick User Guide Search page (details on page 2)  

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search terms in foreign languages You can enter search terms in foreign languages by: - Using your: Please note that we have a Cyrillic and Arabic keyboards available through the Search page. EnteringEMIS Quick User Guide Search page (details on page 2) The News page: Access the latest news

Barthelat, Francois

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QUICK START GUIDE http://pivot.cos.com  

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of the funding opportunities in the database. To produce maximum results, all search terms entered are connected Fields, Abstract, Title, Sponsor, or Sponsor ID). 3. Enter your search terms into the boxes by the Boolean connector OR. The results of a Quick Search are always ranked by relevancy. 1. Enter your search

Schladow, S. Geoffrey

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QUICK REFERENCE: Nexis service 5.1 July 2006  

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off as many as you need. 4. Enter a search term. 5. Click on red search button. Quick ReferenceIndexing TechnologyTM in your search. 3. Search using "Terms and Connectors" or "Natural Language." Choose your preference at the top of the form. 4. Enter your keywords or phrases. 5. To refine search, click on Add

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Quick Start Guide Commissioning and Verification Procedures for the  

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Energy Research and Development Authority and by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency1 Quick Start Guide Commissioning and Verification Procedures for the Automated Roller Shade System") in the course of performing work contracted for and sponsored by the New York State Energy Research

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Using CHAINS, a QuickBASIC 4.5 Program, to Teach Single-Subject Experimentation with Humans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students enrolled in a single-subject design course studied the repeated acquisition of response sequences by using CHAINS, a QuickBASIC 4.5 program, which runs in DOS or Windows. For about 2 months, students examined the learning of such sequences as a function of various treatments. Each week students graphed their data, discussed their…

Dermer, Marshall Lev

2004-01-01

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Covert Anti-Compensatory Quick Eye Movements during Head Impulses  

PubMed Central

Background Catch-up saccades during passive head movements, which compensate for a deficient vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), are a well-known phenomenon. These quick eye movements are directed toward the target in the opposite direction of the head movement. Recently, quick eye movements in the direction of the head movement (covert anti-compensatory quick eye movements, CAQEM) were observed in older individuals. Here, we characterize these quick eye movements, their pathophysiology, and clinical relevance during head impulse testing (HIT). Methods Video head impulse test data from 266 patients of a tertiary vertigo center were retrospectively analyzed. Forty-three of these patients had been diagnosed with vestibular migraine, and 35 with Menière’s disease. Results CAQEM occurred in 38% of the patients. The mean CAQEM occurrence rate (per HIT trial) was 11±10% (mean±SD). Latency was 83±30 ms. CAQEM followed the saccade main sequence characteristics and were compensated by catch-up saccades in the opposite direction. Compensatory saccades did not lead to more false pathological clinical head impulse test assessments (specificity with CAQEM: 87%, and without: 85%). CAQEM on one side were associated with a lower VOR gain on the contralateral side (p<0.004) and helped distinguish Menière’s disease from vestibular migraine (p?=?0.01). Conclusion CAQEM are a common phenomenon, most likely caused by a saccadic/quick phase mechanism due to gain asymmetries. They could help differentiate two of the most common causes of recurrent vertigo: vestibular migraine and Menière’s disease. PMID:24732783

Todd, Nicholas S.; Jahn, Klaus; Schneider, Erich; Lehnen, Nadine

2014-01-01

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A realistic neural-network simulation of both slow and quick phase components of the guinea pig VOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

  \\u000a A realistic neural-network model was constructed to simulate production of both the slow-phase and quick-phase components\\u000a of vestibular nystagmus by incorporating a quick-phase pathway into a previous model of the slow phase. The neurons in the\\u000a network were modelled by multicompartmental Hodgkin–Huxley-style spiking neurons based on known responses and projections\\u000a of physiologically identified vestibular neurons. The modelling used the

Andrew D. Cartwright; Darrin P. D. Gilchrist; Ann M. Burgess; Ian S. Curthoys

2003-01-01

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Autophagic Vacuolation Induced by Excess ROS Generation in HABP1/p32/gC1qR Overexpressing Fibroblasts and Its Reversal by Polymeric Hyaluronan  

PubMed Central

The ubiquitous hyaladherin, hyaluronan-binding protein 1 (HABP1/p32/gC1qR) upon stable overexpression in normal fibroblasts (F-HABP07) has been reported to induce mitochondrial dysfunction, growth retardation and apoptosis after 72 h of growth. HABP1 has been observed to accumulate in the mitochondria resulting in generation of excess Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), mitochondrial Ca++ efflux and drop in mitochondrial membrane potential. In the present study, autophagic vacuolation was detected with monodansylcadaverin (MDC) staining from 36 h to 60 h of culture period along with elevated level of ROS in F-HABP07 cells. Increased expression of autophagic markers like MAP-LC3-II, Beclin 1 and autophagic modulator, DRAM confirmed the occurrence of the phenomenon. Reduced vacuole formation was observed upon treatment with 3-MA, a known PI3 kinase inhibitor, only at 32 h and was ineffective if treated later, as high ROS level was already attained. Treatment of F111 and F-HABP07 cells with bafilomycin A1 further indicated an increase in autophagosome formation along with autophagic degradation in HABP1 overexpressed fibroblasts. Comparison between normal fibroblast (F111) and F-HABP07 cells indicate reduced level of polymeric HA, its depolymerization and perturbed HA-HABP1 interaction in F-HABP07. Interestingly, supplementation of polymeric HA, an endogenous ROS scavenger, in the culture medium prompted reduction in number of vacuoles in F-HABP07 along with drop in ROS level, implying that excess ROS generation triggers initiation of autophagic vacuole formation prior to apoptosis due to overexpression of HABP1. Thus, the phenomenon of autophagy takes place prior to apoptosis induction in the HABP1 overexpressing cell line, F-HABP07. PMID:24205125

Saha, Paramita; Chowdhury, Anindya Roy; Dutta, Shubhra; Chatterjee, Soumya; Ghosh, Ilora; Datta, Kasturi

2013-01-01

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US Census Bureau: State & County QuickFacts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Census Bureau Web site, State and County QuickFacts, provides "quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography." Users can choose a state from the clickable map or the pull down menu to access data on people including the populations of various groups, average travel times, and education levels; business information such as employment and sales per capita; physical geography facts of land size; and other data sets on a wide variety of subjects. The tabular format of the data makes it easy to view and find the specifics you're interested in, and the information link next to each row provides a full explanation and definition of that particular parameter. All of these things culminate in making the site a helpful resource that citizens should find beneficial.

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Using Quick Search to Find Articles 1. Using the Quick Search box on the library's homepage, you can search thousands of articles in  

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Using Quick Search to Find Articles 1. Using the Quick Search box on the library's homepage, you can search thousands of articles in some of our biggest databases at one time. 2. On the library's homepage, library.sjsu.edu, click on the Articles tab under Quick Search. Type your search term and click

Su, Xiao

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[Importance of Quick, partial thromboplastin time, and Co].  

PubMed

The Quick test and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) are so-called global assays used to characterize different steps in plasmatic hemostasis. They reflect hemostasis in its classical differentiation into extrinsic and intrinsic pathways. However, they do not cover physiological aspects of cell-based hemostasis. Results are not necessarily congruent with a specific clinical situation and do not replace a complete medical history. Patients suffering from hemophilia A or B, for example, have normal Quick test results. Severe factor XII deficiency reveals an extreme aPTT prolongation without a significant bleeding tendency. In Lupus patients, aPTT is also prolonged with clinically a rather increased thrombotic risk. Fibrinogen as a substrate of coagulation discloses pathological results in both global tests in case of considerable reduction. In case of positive bleeding history and a normal global assay, disorders in platelets, von Willebrand factor and factor XIII must be considered. Reduced Quick test results may be expected in factor VII, II, V, or X deficiency. Disorders of liver synthesis of coagulation factors as well as vitamin K deficiency will be indicated by the Quick test rather than by aPTT. The most frequent hereditary reasons for a prolonged aPTT are hemophilia A and B as well as von Willebrand disease. In case of an acquired bleeding tendency, the diagnostic strategy must include autoantibodies. The sensitivity of the aPTT reagent varies widely. Low-molecular weight heparin and pentasaccharides do not influence the test. Oral direct inhibitors may reveal pathological results in a reagent-dependent manner. PMID:24781934

Siegert, G

2014-05-01

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Quick Estimate of IRR From Capital Estimate Ratios  

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92 QUICK ESTIMATE OF IRR FROM CAPITAL ESTIMATE RATIOS Robert J. Larson Senior Engineering Evaluations Consultant MONSANTO CO.; St. Louis, Missouri It is possible to estimate the IRR of a project from an estimate of the incremental capital... required. The estimate of IRR is obtained from a chart (attached) relating capital and IRR. It will become evident that reliability of the chart is entirely dependent on the assumptions used to derive it. The chart mayor may not be applicable to a...

Larson, R. J.

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[Spectral radiometric calibration research of Quick Bird digital image].  

PubMed

The present article uses the basic operation of the digital remote image radiometric calibration of the Quickbird with high distinguishing rate, including the physical attribute and the mathematical basement of digital images, the annotation as well as the format of image data. The study makes use of information of spectral radiance from the ground-atmosphere system, which is recorded by the digital remote image of Quick Bird in Honghe area. This dissertation offered the calculation means of radiometric calibration, and changed the pixel digital number into band-integrated radiance. Then, the spectral radiance was calculated. After the radiometric calibration, the Quick Bird image showed the quantitative information of spectral feature from various ground items. Only through the calibration can the Quick Bird image be quantitatively compared and analyzed with other remote sensor images. Thus, the inversion image has the value of application. The significance consists in offering important basic condition for the image amalgamation and better disposal of the special inforation pick-up. This effort also offered spectral information of the ground items for the inversion of the remote image. Therefore, the authors can combine the research of the spectral character of ground items with the establishment of the remote application model in order to quantitatively analyze the ground items. PMID:18536397

Zhang, Guo-Kun; Chen, Chun; Xing, Fu; Zhang, Hong-Yan; Zhao, Yun-Sheng

2008-03-01

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Differential responses from seven mammalian cell lines to the treatments of detoxifying enzyme inducers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cell-based models have been used extensively in screening novel bioactive chemical entities. In this study, seven well-established mammalian cell lines, which have different origins, were utilized to compare their responses to the treatments of three detoxifying enzyme inducers, tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), ?-naphthoflavone (?-NF), and sulforaphane (SUL), which are potential chemopreventive compounds. The enzymatic activities of glutathione s-transferase (GST), NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (QR),

Zhi-Qiang Jiang; Chi Chen; Bo Yang; Vidya Hebbar; A.-N. Tony Kong

2003-01-01

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Response  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the author's response to the reviews of his book, "The Good Life of Teaching: An Ethics of Professional Practice." He begins by highlighting some of the main concerns of his book. He then offers a brief response, doing his best to address the main criticisms of his argument and noting where the four reviewers (Charlene…

Higgins, Chris

2012-01-01

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The psychologist said quickly, "dialogue descriptions modulate reading speed!".  

PubMed

In the present study, we investigated whether the semantic content of a dialogue description can affect reading times on an embedded quote, to determine whether the speed at which a character is described as saying a quote influences how quickly it is read. Yao and Scheepers (Cognition, 121:447-453, 2011) previously found that readers were faster to read direct quotes when the preceding context implied that the talker generally spoke quickly, an effect attributed to perceptual simulation of talker speed. For the present study, we manipulated the speed of a physical action performed by the speaker independently from character talking rate to determine whether these sources have separable effects on perceptual simulation of a direct quote. The results showed that readers spent less time reading direct quotes described as being said quickly, as compared to those described as being said slowly (e.g., John walked/bolted into the room and said energetically/nonchalantly, "I finally found my car keys."), an effect that was not present when a nearly identical phrase was presented as an indirect quote (e.g., John . . . said energetically that he finally found his car keys.). The speed of the character's movement did not affect direct-quote reading times. Furthermore, fast adverbs were themselves read significantly faster than slow adverbs, an effect that we attribute to implicit effects on the eye movement program stemming from automatically activated semantic features of the adverbs. Our findings add to the literature on perceptual simulation by showing that these effects can be instantiated with only a single adverb and are strong enough to override the effects of global sentence speed. PMID:22927027

Stites, Mallory C; Luke, Steven G; Christianson, Kiel

2013-01-01

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The Psychologist Said Quickly, "Dialogue Descriptions Modulate Reading Speed!"  

PubMed Central

The current study investigates whether the semantic content of a dialogue description can affect reading times on an embedded quote to determine if the speed at which a character is described as saying a quote influences how quickly it is read. Yao and Scheepers (2011) previously found that readers were faster to read direct quotes when the preceding context implied that the talker generally spoke quickly, an effect attributed to perceptual simulation of talker speed. The current study manipulated the speed of a physical action performed by the speaker independently from character talking rate to determine if these sources have separable effects on perceptual simulation of a direct quote. Results showed that readers spent less time reading direct quotes described as being said quickly compared to slowly (e.g., John walked/bolted into the room and said energetically/nonchalantly, “I finally found my car keys”), an effect that was not present when a nearly identical phrase was presented as an indirect quote (e.g., John…said energetically that he finally found his car keys). The speed of the character’s movement did not affect direct quote reading times. Furthermore, fast adverbs were themselves read significantly faster than slow adverbs, an effect we attribute to implicit effects on the eye movement program stemming from automatically activated semantic features of the adverbs. Our findings add to the literature on perceptual simulation by showing that these effects can be instantiated with only a single adverb, and are strong enough to override effects of global sentence speed. PMID:22927027

Stites, Mallory C.; Luke, Steven G.; Christianson, Kiel

2012-01-01

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Goce Sgg and Sst Quick-look Gravity Field Analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The dedicated satellite mission GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circula- tion Explorer) is based on a sensor fusion concept. It will deliver two main types of ob- servables: satellite-to-satellite tracking (SST) in high-low mode using the GPS system provides the long-wavelength component of the Earth's gravity field, while satellite gravity gradiometry (SGG) observations hold the high frequency information up to a harmonic degree of about 300. The purpose of a quick-look analysis tool is to analyze partial sets of SGG and SST data and to derive a diagnosis of the system performance. The processing will be performed in parallel to the mission, and successive prelimi- nary gravity field models are computed in short time intervals based on the partial SST and SGG data available. The major goal is to detect potential distortions of statistical significance, and to give a feedback to mission control, with a minimum latency after the actual measurements. The quick-look analysis tool is based on the semi-analytic method using the sparseness of the normal equation matrix. The SGG evaluation in- cludes filter strategies to cope with the coloured noise behaviour of the gradiometer, the SST data analysis is based on the use of the energy conservation law. The per- formance of the quick-look tool is assessed on the basis of a realistic GOCE mission simulation, regarding the accuracy of the results, and special concern is given to the minimization of the computation effort. The numerical simulation includes a realistic coloured noise model and the problem of partial data sets and data gaps. Additionally, the comparison of separate gravity models of SST and SGG in the overlapping region of the spectrum for the purpose of a consistency check is investigated.

Pail, R.; Wermuth, M.

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International Space Station Increment-2 Quick Look Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of this quick look report is to disseminate the International Space Station (ISS) Increment-2 reduced gravity environment preliminary analysis in a timely manner to the microgravity scientific community. This report is a quick look at the processed acceleration data collected by the Microgravity Acceleration Measurement System (MAMS) during the period of May 3 to June 8, 2001. The report is by no means an exhaustive examination of all the relevant activities, which occurred during the time span mentioned above for two reasons. First, the time span being considered in this report is rather short since the MAMS was not active throughout the time span being considered to allow a detailed characterization. Second, as the name of the report implied, it is a quick look at the acceleration data. Consequently, a more comprehensive report, the ISS Increment-2 report, will be published following the conclusion of the Increment-2 tour of duty. NASA sponsors the MAMS and the Space Acceleration Microgravity System (SAMS) to support microgravity science experiments, which require microgravity acceleration measurements. On April 19, 2001, both the MAMS and the SAMS units were launched on STS-100 from the Kennedy Space Center for installation on the ISS. The MAMS unit was flown to the station in support of science experiments requiring quasisteady acceleration data measurements, while the SAMS unit was flown to support experiments requiring vibratory acceleration data measurement. Both acceleration systems are also used in support of the vehicle microgravity requirements verification. The ISS reduced gravity environment analysis presented in this report uses mostly the MAMS acceleration data measurements (the Increment-2 report will cover both systems). The MAMS has two sensors. The MAMS Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment Sensor Subsystem, which is a low frequency range sensor (up to 1 Hz), is used to characterize the quasi-steady environment for payloads and vehicle. The MAMS High Resolution Acceleration Package is used to characterize the ISS vibratory environment up to 100 Hz. This quick look report presents some selected quasi-steady and vibratory activities recorded by the MAMS during the ongoing ISS Increment-2 tour of duty.

Jules, Kenol; Hrovat, Kenneth; Kelly, Eric

2001-01-01

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Quick setting water-compatible furfuryl alcohol polymer concretes  

DOEpatents

A novel quick setting polymer concrete composite comprising a furfuryl alcohol monomer, an aggregate containing a maximum of 8% by weight water, and about 1-10% trichlorotoluene initiator and about 20-80% powdered metal salt promoter, such as zinc chloride, based on the weight of said monomer, to initiate and promote polymerization of said monomer in the presence of said aggregate, within 1 hour after mixing at a temperature of -20.degree. C. to 40.degree. C., to produce a polymer concrete having a 1 hour compressive strength greater than 2000 psi.

Sugama, Toshifumi (Ridge, NY); Kukacka, Lawrence E. (Port Jefferson, NY); Horn, William H. (Brookhaven, NY)

1982-11-30

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D0 Silicon Upgrade: Lower Cleanroom Roof Quick Load Analysis  

SciTech Connect

This engineering note documents calculations done to determine the margin of safety for the lower clean room roof. The analysis was done to give me a feeling of what the loads, stresses and capacity of the roof is prior to installation and installation work to be done for the helium refrigerator upgrade. The result of this quick look showed that the calculated loads produce stress values and loads at about half the allowables. Based on this result, I do not think that special precautions above personal judgement are required for the installation work.

Rucinski, Russ; /Fermilab

1995-11-17

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Improved Quick Disconnect (QD) Interface Through Fail Safe Parts Identification  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An extensive review of existing Quick Disconnects (QDs) mating and demating operations was performed to determine which shuttle part interface identifications and procedures contribute to human factor errors. The research methods used consisted of interviews with engineers and technicians, examination of incident reports, critiques of video and audio tapes of QD operations, and attendance of a Hyper QD operational course. The data strongly suggests that there are inherit human factor errors involved in QD operations. To promote fail-safe operations, QD interface problem areas and recommendations were outlined and reviewed. It is suggested that dialogue, investigations and recommendations continue.

Blanch-Payne, Evelyn

2001-01-01

216

Quick, Quick, Slow  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As someone more at home in jeans and pumps it was a bit of a shock. The author could not quite get used to the sight of his feet in his father-in-law's black and pointy dancing shoes. Jennie, more often seen in trainers or steel-capped boots, had on a pair of strappy heels she'd borrowed from her mum. They felt like kids dressing up in their…

Johnson, Will

2008-01-01

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[Spectrum studies of ignition characteristic in quick reaction of benzene].  

PubMed

A new optical spectroscopy system consisting of a monochromator, photomultiplier tubes (PMT), piezoelectric pressure sensor and digital phosphor oscilloscope was established to study spectrum and ignition delay time of benzene in quick reaction in a high temperature shock tube. A new method of determining ignition delay time of energetic materials behind incident shock wave is proposed. Several important products, such as H, C2 and CH, were determined in sequence of emergence time. The reaction mechanism of formation of carbon was introduced when benzene was driven under shock compression. The results indicate that in spite of the variety of Mach number, atom H always emerged first, indicating that the pyrolysis of benzene started with C-H bond instead of C-C bond. The results show that applying spectrum techniques can preferably study the ignition characteristic of benzene in quick reaction. Measuring ignition delay time by means of a prior emerged intermediate product (atom H) is more accurate than that with white color technique widely used home and abroad, and furthermore, can obviously reduce the times of experiment. PMID:18330269

Wu, Jin-he; Yan, Zheng-xin; Ye, Song; Hu, Dong; Yang, Xiang-dong

2007-12-01

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78 FR 76711 - Royal City Charter Coach Lines Ltd.-Acquisition of Control-Quick Coach Lines Ltd. d/b/a Quick...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

On November 18, 2013, Royal City Charter Coach Lines Ltd. (Royal, or Applicant) filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for approval of its acquisition of control of Quick Coach Lines Ltd. d/b/a Quick Shuttle Service (Quick). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons......

2013-12-18

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Unprecedented Cell-Selection Using Ultra-Quick Freezing Combined with Aquaporin Expression  

PubMed Central

Freezing is usually used for preservation and storage of biological samples; however, this process may have some adverse effects such as cell membrane damage. Aquaporin (AQP), a water channel protein, has been suggested to play some roles for cryopreservation although its molecular mechanism remains unclear. Here we show that membrane damage caused by ultra-quick freezing is rescued by the expression of AQP4. We next examine if the expression of AQP combined with ultra-quick freezing can be used to select cells efficiently under freezing conditions where most cells are died. CHO cells stably expressing AQP4 were exclusively selected from mixed cell cultures. Having identified the increased expression of AQP4 during ES cell differentiation into neuro-ectoderm using bioinformatics, we confirmed the improved survival of differentiated ES cells with AQP4 expression. Finally we show that CHO cells transiently transfected with Endothelin receptor A and Aqp4 were also selected and concentrated by multiple cycles of freezing/thawing, which was confirmed with calcium imaging in response to endothelin. Furthermore, we found that the expression of AQP enables a reduction in the amount of cryoprotectants for freezing, thereby decreasing osmotic stress and cellular toxicity. Taken together, we propose that this simple but efficient and safe method may be applicable to the selection of mammalian cells for applications in regenerative medicine as well as cell-based functional assays or drug screening protocols. PMID:24558371

Kato, Yasuhiro; Miyauchi, Takayuki; Abe, Youichiro; Kojic, Dusan; Tanaka, Manami; Chikazawa, Nana; Nakatake, Yuhki; Ko, Shigeru B. H.; Kobayashi, Daisuke; Hazama, Akihiro; Fujiwara, Shoko; Uchida, Tatsuya; Yasui, Masato

2014-01-01

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College Students and Quick-Service Restaurants: How Students Perceive Restaurant Food and Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current generation of college students has grown up with many quick-service restaurants. In the United States, the top three quick-service restaurants are McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's. A survey of 499 college students was conducted regarding their satisfaction levels with quick-service restaurant foods and services. The results indicated that if the quick-service restaurant wants to attract college students, they

Yen-Soon Kim; Jean Hertzman; Jung-Jin Hwang

2010-01-01

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QuickBundles, a Method for Tractography Simplification  

PubMed Central

Diffusion MR data sets produce large numbers of streamlines which are hard to visualize, interact with, and interpret in a clinically acceptable time scale, despite numerous proposed approaches. As a solution we present a simple, compact, tailor-made clustering algorithm, QuickBundles (QB), that overcomes the complexity of these large data sets and provides informative clusters in seconds. Each QB cluster can be represented by a single centroid streamline; collectively these centroid streamlines can be taken as an effective representation of the tractography. We provide a number of tests to show how the QB reduction has good consistency and robustness. We show how the QB reduction can help in the search for similarities across several subjects. PMID:23248578

Garyfallidis, Eleftherios; Brett, Matthew; Correia, Marta Morgado; Williams, Guy B.; Nimmo-Smith, Ian

2012-01-01

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Report on JANNAF panel on shotgun/relative quickness testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As the need for more energetic solid propellants continues, a number of problems arises. One of these is the tendency of high energy propellants to transition from burning (deflagration) to detonation in regions where the propellant is present in small particle sizes; e.g., in case bonding areas of a motor after a rapid depressurization causes a shear zone at the bond interface as the stressed propellant and motor case relax at different rates. In an effort to determine the susceptibility of propellants to high strain rate break up (friability), and subsequent DDT, the propulsion community uses the shotgun/relative quickness test as one of a number of screening tests for new propellant formulations. Efforts to standardize test techniques and equipment are described.

Gould, R. A.

1980-01-01

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Ammons quick test validity among randomly selected referrals.  

PubMed

After selection using a random number table, from volunteer referrals, 89 Youth (61 boys, 28 girls; 48 African Americans, 2 Asian Americans, 27 Euro-Americans, 12 Hispanic Americans), and 147 Adults (107 men, 40 women; 11 African Americans, 6 Asian Americans, 124 Euro-Americans, 6 Hispanic Americans) were administered the Ammons Quick Test (QT). Means, confidence intervals, standard deviations, and Pearson product-moment correlations among tests were computed. The Ammons QT was moderately to strongly and significantly correlated statistically with: the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-3b (PPVT-3b); the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-2 Parent/Teacher Form; the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-4) or the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-4); and the Wide Range Achievement Test-Fourth Edition (WRAT-4) Blue and Green Forms. After 51 years, the original norms for the Ammons QT remain valid measures of receptive vocabulary, verbal intelligence, and auditory information processing useful to clinicians. PMID:24693814

Zagar, Robert John; Kovach, Joseph W; Busch, Kenneth G; Zablocki, Michael D; Osnowitz, William; Neuhengen, Jonas; Liu, Yutong; Zagar, Agata Karolina

2013-12-01

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High flow, low mobile weight quick disconnect system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A fluid coupling device and coupling system that may start and stop the flow of a fluid is disclosed. In some embodiments, first and second couplings are provided having an actuator coupled with each of the couplings. The couplings and actuators may be detachable to provide quick disconnect features and, in some embodiments, provide unitary actuation for the actuators of the coupling device to facilitate connection in mobile applications. Actuation may occur as the two couplings and actuators are engaged and disengaged and may occur by rotational actuation of the actuators. Rotational actuation can be provided to ensure flow through the coupling device, which in some embodiments may further provide an offset venturi feature. Upon disengagement, a compression element such as a compression spring can be provided to return the actuators to a closed position. Some embodiments further provide a seal external to the actuators and provided at incipient engagement of the couplings.

Smith, Ronn G. (Inventor); Nagy, Jr., Zoltan Frank (Inventor); Moszczienski, Joseph Roch (Inventor)

2010-01-01

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Where Innovation Is Tradition A Quick Guide to Creating and Approving a Faculty Hiring  

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Creating Fellowship Proposal Development & Routing Forms (PDRFs) in SeRA QUICK GUIDE  

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1 Creating Fellowship Proposal Development & Routing Forms (PDRFs) in SeRA ­ QUICK GUIDE Overview This quick guide describes how to create the following Fellowship PDRF types in SeRA: New Fellowship PDRF Non Competing Continuation Fellowship PDRF Resubmission Fellowship PDRF Please note, this quick guide does

Kay, Mark A.

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Quick guide to PHP session management, 03/Mar/2006 This document gives a quick overview to PHP session management. Note that use  

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Hatton, Les

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Summary of Proton Test on the Quick Logic QL3025 at Indiana University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This issue of the Programmable Logic Application Notes is a compilation of topics: (1) Proton irradiation tests were performed on the Quick Logic QL3025 at the Indian University Cyclotron facility. The devices, tests, and results are discussed; (2) The functional failure of EEPROM's in heavy ion environment is presented; (3) the Act 1 architecture is summarized; (4) Antifuse hardness and hardness testing is updated; the single even upset (SEU) response of hardwired flip-flops is also presented; (4) Total dose results of the ACT 2 and ACT 3 circuits is presented in a chart; (5) Recent sub-micron devices testing of total dose is presented in a chart along with brief discussion; and (6) a reference to the WWW site for more articles of interest.

Katz, Richard

1998-01-01

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Quick monitoring of pozzolanic reactivity of waste ashes.  

PubMed

This article proposes a quick method of monitoring for pozzolanic reactivity of waste ashes by investigating the electrical conductivity of the suspension at an elevated temperature. This suspension is obtained by mixing tested pozzolan with an ordinary Portland cement (OPC) solution produced by mixing ordinary Portland cement with water. For comparison, silica fume, metakaolin, rice husk ash and river sand - whose pozzolanic reactivities range from reactive to inert - were used in the experimental investigation. The electrical conductivity of the suspension was continually recorded by using an electrical conductivity meter and stored by using a personal computer for a period of slightly over 1day. The indicative parameters that can be related to pozzolanic reactivity were discussed and analyzed in detail. It was found that it is possible to determine the pozzolanic reactivity of fly ash within 28h by using the proposed technique, as compared to 7 or 28 days for the determination of strength activity index according to ASTM. This technique would help concrete technologists to speedily investigate the quality of fly ash for use as a cement replacement in order to alleviate pollution caused by cement production and solve disposal problems of waste ashes. PMID:19131237

Sinthaworn, Suppachai; Nimityongskul, Pichai

2009-05-01

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Quick-connect fasteners for assembling devices in space  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A quick-connect fastener of a relatively-simple straightforward design is arranged with a tubular body adapted to be engaged against an attachment fitting in coincidental alignment with an opening in that fitting. A tubular collet having flexible finger projecting from its forward end is arranged in the fastener body to be shifted forwardly by an elongated expander member coaxially arranged within the tubular collet for advancing the collet fingers into the opening in the attachment fitting. Biasing means are arranged between the elongated expander member and a rotatable actuator which is threadedly mounted within the tubular collet so as to be rotated for urging the expander member into engagement with the collet fingers. A first coupling member is arranged on the rotatable actuator to be accessible from outside of the fastener so that a second coupling member on the distal end of a flexible shaft can be introduced into the fastener body and coupled to the first coupling member to enable a typical actuating tool coupled to the shaft outside of the fastener body to be operated for advancing the outwardly-enlarged ends of the collet fingers into the opening in the attachment fitting and thereafter rotating the actuator member to expand the fingers to that attachment fitting. Upon expansion of the collet fingers, the biasing means impose a biasing force on the expander to releasably retain the fingers in their latching positions.

Wesselski, Clarence J. (inventor); Evenson, Erik E. (inventor); Ruiz, Steve L. (inventor)

1992-01-01

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GOCE SGG and SST quick-look gravity field analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of quick-look analysis in the framework of the GOCE data processing architecture is to analyse partial data sets of satellite gravity gradiometry (SGG) and satellite-to-satellite tracking in high-low mode (hl-SST), in order to derive a diagnosis of the system performance. The semi-analytic (SA) method for gravity field recovery from GOCE observations, which is based on Fast Fourier Transform, is used. From a theoretical point of view, a number of requirements (circular, exact repeat orbit, uninterrupted measurement time series) have to be fulfilled. However, in the present paper it is demonstrated, that the SA approach can also be applied in the practical case of non-circular, nonrepeat orbits, and data gaps in the GOCE measurement time series. The performance of this approach is assessed in 5 case studies on the basis of a realistic closed-loop simulation.Key words. GOCE - semi-analytic approach - colored noise - data gaps - repeat orbit

Pail, R.; Wermuth, M.

2003-06-01

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Self-contained dust collector with quick release adapter duct  

SciTech Connect

The patent describes a self-containing dust collector comprising: a support frame; a housing mounted on the frame having partition means dividing the housing into a dirty air chamber having a dirty air inlet and a clean air chamber having a clean air outlet. A partition means has an aperture connecting the dirty air chamber in air flow communication with the clean air chamber; a filter means operatively mounts across the aperture; means for circulating dirty air through the dirty air inlet, into the dirty air chamber, through the filter means into the clean air chamber and the clean air outlet; a hopper mounted on the frame in dust receiving relation to the filter means has a first opening constituting a dust discharge port; and a dust storage receptacle spaced from the dust discharge port. It has a wall means defining a second opening constituting a dust receiving port. The improvement comprises a quick release adapter duct movable to either an open nonduct forming position or a closed duct forming position relative to the storage receptacle.

Revell, A.E.

1987-07-14

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A method for quickly and exactly extracting hepatic vein  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is of vital importance that providing detailed and accurate information about hepatic vein (HV) for liver surgery planning, such as pre-operative planning of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Due to the different blood flow rate of intra-hepatic vascular systems and the restrictions of CT scan, it is common that HV and hepatic portal vein (HPV) are both filled with contrast medium during the scan and in high intensity in the hepatic venous phase images. As a result, the HV segmentation result obtained from the hepatic venous phase images is always contaminated by HPV which makes accurate HV modeling difficult. In this paper, we proposed a method for quick and accurate HV extraction. Based on the topological structure of intra-hepatic vessels, we analyzed the anatomical features of HV and HPV. According to the analysis, three conditions were presented to identify the nodes that connect HV with HPV in the topological structure, and thus to distinguish HV from HPV. The method costs less than one minute to extract HV and provides a correct and detailed HV model even with variations in vessels. Evaluated by two experienced radiologists, the accuracy of the HV model obtained from our method is over 97%. In the following work, we will extend our work to a comprehensive clinical evaluation and apply this method to actual LDLT surgical planning.

Xiong, Qing; Yuan, Rong; Wang, Luyao; Wang, Yanchun; Li, Zhen; Hu, Daoyu; Xie, Qingguo

2013-02-01

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A method for quick assessment of CO2 storage capacity in closedand semi-closed saline formations  

SciTech Connect

Saline aquifers of high permeability bounded by overlying/underlying seals may be surrounded laterally by low-permeability zones, possibly caused by natural heterogeneity and/or faulting. Carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) injection into and storage in such 'closed' systems with impervious seals, or 'semi-closed' systems with nonideal (low-permeability) seals, is different from that in 'open' systems, from which the displaced brine can easily escape laterally. In closed or semi-closed systems, the pressure buildup caused by continuous industrial-scale CO{sub 2} injection may have a limiting effect on CO{sub 2} storage capacity, because geomechanical damage caused by overpressure needs to be avoided. In this research, a simple analytical method was developed for the quick assessment of the CO{sub 2} storage capacity in such closed and semi-closed systems. This quick-assessment method is based on the fact that native brine (of an equivalent volume) displaced by the cumulative injected CO{sub 2} occupies additional pore volume within the storage formation and the seals, provided by pore and brine compressibility in response to pressure buildup. With nonideal seals, brine may also leak through the seals into overlying/underlying formations. The quick-assessment method calculates these brine displacement contributions in response to an estimated average pressure buildup in the storage reservoir. The CO{sub 2} storage capacity and the transient domain-averaged pressure buildup estimated through the quick-assessment method were compared with the 'true' values obtained using detailed numerical simulations of CO{sub 2} and brine transport in a two-dimensional radial system. The good agreement indicates that the proposed method can produce reasonable approximations for storage-formation-seal systems of various geometric and hydrogeological properties.

Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J.; Tsang, C.F.; Rutqvist, J.

2008-02-10

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE INTRAMURAL POLICIES + PROCEDURES HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHTS  

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Director of Intramural Sports is ultimately responsible for running all intramural programs. The Assistant highlights from the Intramural Sports Handbook. [1.1] It is the responsibility of the participant and team captain to be aware of and abide by all Intramural Sports Program Policies & Procedures and sport rules

Khan, Javed I.

236

T-Cube: Quick Response to Ad-Hoc Time Series Queries against Large Datasets  

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, weather forecasting, epidemiology, and many others. Large scale bio-surveillance programs monitor status, ambulance and emergency phone service calls, etc) as well as outside of it (school/workplace absenteeism these bio-surveillance systems useful in prac- tice. A saving of just a few hours of detection latency

Gordon, Geoffrey J.

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SHORT-TERM SCREENING TEST FOR QUICK RESPONSES TO POLLUTANTS WHERE HEALTH EFFECTS DATA ARE LACKING  

EPA Science Inventory

Results of assessment of various health effects parameters were correlated to determine which tests were the most sensitive indicators of toxic effects of exposure to sulfate aerosols. Inhalation studies were conducted involving single 3-hr exposure to various concentrations of c...

238

Geo-registration and mosaic of UAV video for quick-response to forest fire disaster  

Microsoft Academic Search

UAV Video is rapidly emerging as a widely used source of imagery for many applications in recent years. This paper presents our research on the UAV video processing system for the purpose of fire surveillance, which include: (1) UAV video stream processing. This step involves three aspects: decoding, re-sampling and matching. Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) technology is used to decode highly compressed

Jun Wu; Zhongkui Dong; Zhigang Liu; Guoqing Zhou

2007-01-01

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School of Medicine Emergency Response Sheet A Quick Reference Guide for Emergency Situations  

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, wheelchair, bedridden) Explosion Leave area immediately, helping others to do same. Phone 911. Fire Rescue-2267). Steam Failure or Leak Call Health System Physical Plant (HSPP) 924-2267. Use alternative sterilization

Acton, Scott

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Quick response large current sensor using amorphous MI element resonant multivibrator  

Microsoft Academic Search

A non-contact type small sized large current sensor for inverter controls was constructed utilizing the magnetoimpedance (MI) effect of negative-magnetostrictive amorphous wires (CoSiB) of 5-mm length used as field sensing heads of a resonant type of multivibrator sensor. The sensor head could be set close to a conductor bar by using a negative feedback circuit, which simultaneously improved linearity, dynamic

K. Inada; K. Mohri; K. Inuzuka

1994-01-01

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Quick-Guides to Inclusion: Ideas for Educating Students with Disabilities, Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Now for the first time ever, the bestselling, teacher-trusted "Quick-Guides to Inclusion" are available in a single updated and revised volume -- complete with seven all-new Quick-Guides. A resource for busy K-12 teachers who need fast, friendly, and practical guidance on including students with disabilities in general education classrooms, this…

Giangreco, Michael F., Ed.; Doyle, Mary Beth, Ed.

2007-01-01

242

An Experimental Examination of Quick Writing in the Middle School Science Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A staggered A-B design study was used to evaluate the effects of Self- Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) instruction for quick writing in middle school science across four classrooms. A sixth-grade science teacher delivered all students' writing assessment and SRSD instruction for informative quick writing. Results indicated that…

Benedek-Wood, Elizabeth; Mason, Linda H.; Wood, Philip H.; Hoffman, Katie E.; McGuire, Ashley

2014-01-01

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On the potential of QuickBird data for archaeological prospection  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the potential and feasibility of the use of panchromatic and multispectral QuickBird data for the identification and spatial characterization of archaeological sites was evaluated. The analysis focused on an assessment of the capability of QuickBird images to detect surface anomalies expected in the presence of archaeological buried remains. The investigations were performed for a test case in

Rosa Lasaponara; Nicola Masini

2006-01-01

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A Clinical Method for the Detection and Quantification of Quick Respiratory Hyperkinesia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Quick respiratory hyperkinesia can be difficult to detect with the naked eye. A clinical method is described for the detection and quantification of quick respiratory hyperkinesia. Method: Flow at the airway opening is sensed during spontaneous apnea (rest), voluntary breath holding (postural fixation), and voluntary volume displacement…

Hixon, Thomas J.; Hoit, Jeannette D.

2006-01-01

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Home Browse Search My Settings Alerts Help Quick Search All fields Author  

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Titan T-84 Encounter (Orbit 167) Cassini Solstice Mission Quick-Look Flyby Facts  

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Titan T-84 Encounter (Orbit 167) Cassini Solstice Mission Quick-Look Flyby Facts Cassini Maneuver Schedule Titan approach maneuver on Sunday, June 3 UTC 155T15:15:00 Closest Approach occurs ~ 2 days after Peri- apse 14th Titan encounter in the Solstice Mission Quick Facts Science Highlights

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Titan T-90 Encounter (Orbit 185) Cassini Solstice Mission Quick-Look Flyby Facts  

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Titan T-90 Encounter (Orbit 185) Cassini Solstice Mission Quick-Look Flyby Facts Cassini: 16.8° S Flyby Setup Maneuver Schedule: Titan approach maneuver on Sunday, March 31 UTC 091T10:16:00 Closest Approach occurs ~ 3 days after Peri- apse 20th Titan encounter in the Solstice Mission Quick Facts

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR READING TECHNICAL ARTICLES Rationale: To give some guidelines for understanding technical articles quickly.  

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR READING TECHNICAL ARTICLES Rationale: To give some guidelines for understanding technical articles quickly. Guidelines: · Quickly identify what the author is claiming to say. o What? · Identify things about the article with which you disagree. o Is there anything in your experience

Jones, Edward

253

The use of quick prototypes in the secure military message systems project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the role of quick prototyping in the Secure Military Message Systems project. The issues that are being explored with quick prototyping are identified. To date, a small prototype message system written in Franz Lisp has been implemented on a Vax 11\\/780. The guidelines observed and the lessons learned in constructing the prototype are discussed.

C. Heitmeyer; C. Landwehr; M. Cornwell

1982-01-01

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New search tool helps in fight against child porn, permits quick capture of e-criminals  

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New search tool helps in fight against child porn, permits quick capture of e-criminals Gaby Dagher Desjardins When local police came calling with child porn allegations last January, former Saint John city to the identified criminal topics, and "New search tool helps in fight against child porn, permits quick capture

Fung, Benjamin C. M.

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ARM Quick-looks Database for North Slope Alaska (NSA) sites  

DOE Data Explorer

From these pages one can monitor parts of the data acquisition process and access daily data visualizations from the different instruments. These data visualizations are produced in near real time automatically and are called Quick-Looks (QLs). The quick-looks contains unofficial data of unknown quality. Once data is released one can obtain the full data-set from any instrument available, and along with that, a statement about the data quality from the ARM archive. The database provides Quick-looks for the Barrow ACRF site (NSA C1), the Atqasuk ACRF site (NSA C2), or the SHEBA ice campaign of 1997 and 1998. As of 12-17-08, the database had more than 528,000 quick-looks available as data figures and data plots. No password is required for Quick-look access. (Specialized Interface)

Stamnes, Knut (NSA Site Scientist)

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Anticipatory synergy adjustments: Preparing a quick action in an unknown direction  

PubMed Central

We studied a mechanism of feed-forward control of a multi-finger action, namely anticipatory synergy adjustments (ASAs) prior to a quick force correction in response to a change in the gain of the visual feedback. Synergies were defined as co-varied across trials adjustments of commands to fingers that stabilized (decreased variance of) the total force. We hypothesized that ASAs would be highly sensitive to prior information about the timing of the action but not to information on its direction, i.e., on whether the gain would go up or down. The subjects produced accurate constant total force by pressing with four fingers on individual force sensors. The feedback signal could change from veridical (the sum of finger forces) to modified, with the middle finger force multiplied by 0.2 or by 1.8. The timing of the gain change and its direction could be known or unknown to the subject in advance. When the timing of the gain change was known, ASA was seen as a drop in the synergy index starting about 250–300 ms prior to the first visible correction of the total force. When the gain change timing was unknown, ASAs started much later, less than 100 ms prior to the total force correction. The magnitude of synergy index changes was significantly larger under the “time known” conditions. Information on the direction of the visual gain change had no effect on the ASA timing, while the ASA magnitude was somewhat larger when this information was not available to the subject. After the total force correction, the synergy index was significantly larger for the force signal computed using the modified gain values as compared to the synergy index value for the actual total force. We conclude that ASAs represent an important feed-forward motor control mechanism that allows preparing for a quick action even when the direction of the action is not known in advance. The results emphasize the subtle control of multi-finger synergies that are specific to the exact contributions of individual fingers to performance variables. The data fit well the central back-coupling hypothesis of synergies and the idea of control with referent body configurations. PMID:23494385

Zhou, Tao; Wu, Yen-Hsun; Bartsch, Angelo; Cuadra, Cristian; Zatsiorsky, Vladimir M.; Latash, Mark L.

2013-01-01

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Build great web search applications quickly with Solr and Blacklight  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NRAO faced performance and usability issues after releasing a single-search-box ("Google-like") web application to query data across all NRAO telescope archives. Running queries with several relations across multiple databases proved to be very expensive in compute resources. An investigation for a better platform led to Solr and Blacklight, a solution stack which allows in-house development to focus on in-house problems. Solr is an Apache project built on Lucene to provide a modern search server with a rich set of features and impressive performance. Blacklight is a web user interface (UI) for Solr primarily developed by libraries at the University of Virginia and Stanford University. Though Blacklight targets libraries, it is highly adaptable for many types of search applications which benefit from the faceted searching and browsing, minimal configuration, and flexible query parsing of Solr and Lucene. The result: one highly reused codebase provides for millisecond response times and a flexible UI. Not just for observational data, NRAO is rolling out Solr and Blacklight across domains of library databases, telescope proposals, and more -- in addition to telescope data products, where integration with the Virtual Observatory is on-going.

DuPlain, Ron; Balser, Dana S.; Radziwill, Nicole M.

2010-07-01

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Brief Pictorial Description of New Mobile Technologies Used in Cultural Institutions in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many Japanese museums and other cultural institutions have been exploring ways to enrich visitors' experiences using new digital devices. This paper briefly describes some examples in Japan, ranging from a PDA, a mobile phone, podcasting, and an audio guide speaker-equipped vest to a Quick Response (QR) code on a brochure for downloading a short…

Awano, Yumi

2007-01-01

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The Effectiveness of Using Procedural Scaffoldings in a Paper-Plus-Smartphone Collaborative Learning Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using procedural scaffoldings in fostering students' group discourse levels and learning outcomes in a paper-plus-smartphone collaborative learning context. All participants used built-in camera smartphones to learn new knowledge by scanning Quick Response (QR) codes, a type of…

Huang, Hui-Wen; Wu, Chih-Wei; Chen, Nian-Shing

2012-01-01

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A framework of E-SCM multi-agent systems in the fashion industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fashion industry's supply chain is full of uncertainty and unpredictability. Thus, building an intelligent system to effectively capture the requirements of customers and help manage the supply chain is very important. Typical quick response (QR) systems have been broadly used in the fashion industry to serve as a way of maintaining an efficient supply chain management (SCM). The original

Wei-Shuo Lo; Tzung-Pei Hong; Rong Jeng

2008-01-01

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Does quick to blame mean quick to anger? The role of agreeableness in dissociating blame and anger.  

PubMed

Two studies investigated agreeableness, the accessibility of blame, and their potential interactive effects on anger. To measure the chronic accessibility of blame, a choice reaction time task was created that required participants to classify words as blameworthy or not. It was found that for individuals low in agreeableness, blame accessibility was positively related to anger and arguments during the course of daily life, hostile feelings during the course of a semester, and anger in response to a short video involving a blameworthy action. This same straightforward relationship between the accessibility of blame and anger did not characterize those high in agreeableness. The results suggest that agreeableness plays an important role in facilitating (low agreeableness) or inhibiting (high agreeableness) the link between accessible blame and anger. PMID:15200692

Meier, Brian P; Robinson, Michael D

2004-07-01

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Development of a bone-fixation prosthetic attachment. [with quick-disconnect coupling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An artificial limb attached directly to the bone by a quick-disconnect coupling was tested in-place at a California medical rehabilitation center. Its design concept and development, made possible by multiple spinoffs of aerospace technology, are discussed.

Owens, L. J.

1975-01-01

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Quick Start Gluten Free Diet Guide for Celiac Disease and Non Celiac Sensitivity  

MedlinePLUS

... grain products found in food products. Choose Naturally Gluten-Free Grains and Flours , including rice, cassava, corn ( ... physician or dietitian before including gluten- Quick Start Gluten-Free Diet Guide for Celiac Disease & Non-Celiac ...

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Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings for Quick-Service Restaurants  

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Document describing PNNL's project to develop a package of energy efficiency measures that demonstrate the feasibility of achieving a 50% energy savings for quick-service restaurants with a simple payback of 5 years or less.

Zhang, Jian; Schrock, D. W.; Fisher, D. R.; Livchak, A.; Zabrowski, D. A.; Athalye, Rahul A.; Liu, Bing

2010-09-30

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Using QuickBird Sub-Metre Satellite Imagery for Implementation Monitoring and  

E-print Network

..................................................................................................................................................................... 5 2.4 Digital Image Processing MethodologyUsing QuickBird Sub-Metre Satellite Imagery for Implementation Monitoring and Effectiveness-Metre Satellite Imagery for Implementation Monitoring and Effectiveness Evaluation in Forestry. Research Section

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78 FR 68096 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Quick...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request...Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL- ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room...ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the ETA to conduct quick turnaround surveys on...

2013-11-13

267

Development of human factors guidelines for computer software quick reference guides  

E-print Network

reference guide. Both groups received the manufacturer's complete user reference manual. Subjects were given a document to edit in a limited time period. They used the quick reference guide and complete reference manual to aid them in their editing task.... Measures taken were the number of editing tasks they performed correctly, referral time to both the quick reference guide and the complete users manual as well as subjective usability ratings on the user documents. Subjects in the experimental group...

Palko, Katherine Denise

2012-06-07

268

Attitudes of Korean College Students Towards Quick-Service, Family-Style, and Fine Dining Restaurants  

Microsoft Academic Search

A research instrument was developed to identify attitudes of Korean college students towards quick-service, family-style, and fine dining restaurants. Of the 350 questionnaires distributed, 292 (83%) were returned and usable. Respondents had the most positive attitudes toward fine dining restaurants, followed by quick service and family-style restaurants. Family-style restaurants, however, were most frequently patronized by respondents for their regular meals.

Cathy H. C. Hsu; Sunghee Byun; Il-Sun Yang

1998-01-01

269

Quick extended x-ray absorption fine structure instrument with millisecond time scale, optimized for in situ applications  

E-print Network

Quick extended x-ray absorption fine structure instrument with millisecond time scale, optimized of quick extended x-ray absorption fine structure QEXAFS and quick x-ray absorption near edge structure XANES spectroscopies at beamline X18B at the National Synchrotron Light Source. The channel cut Si 111

Sparks, Donald L.

270

QuickGuide:TableofContents Page1 (v.2.AY_08032012) Completing Elements of the Proposal Development Document  

E-print Network

QuickGuide:TableofContents Page1 (v.2.AY_08032012) Completing Elements of the Proposal Development 8. View, Edit, and Submit a Proposal that has been Returned to You Table of Contents #12;QuickGuide:TableofContents Page1 (v.2.AY_08032012) #12;Quick Guide: Start and Save New Proposal Page 1 (v.3.AY 06282012) Initiate

Loudon, Catherine

271

Endothelial fenestral diaphragms: a quick-freeze, deep-etch study  

PubMed Central

The route by which water, solutes, and macromolecules traverse the endothelial cell has long been a subject of study for both physiologists and cell biologists. Recent physiologic studies describe a slit-shaped pore (5.1-5.7-nm wide) as the communicating channel, although no channel of such dimensions has been visible in electron microscopic preparations. That this channel should be found within the fenestral diaphragm has long been suggested. In this report, by the aid of a new technique in tissue processing, we are able to demonstrate a possible morphologic correlate within the fenestral diaphragm of fenestrated capillaries. Quick-freezing and deep-etching of whole tissue blocks allows the sublimation of water from the endothelial pores, thus leaving the channels through the diaphragms empty and readily replicated with a platinum-carbon shadow. The structure of the diaphragm was revealed thus to be composed of radial fibrils of 7 nm in diameter, interweaving in a central mesh, and creating by their geometric distribution, wedge-shaped channels around the periphery of the pore. The average channel had a maximum arc length of 5.46 nm. Fenestrated endothelia from various tissues, including endocrine and exocrine pancreas, adrenal cortex, and kidney peritubular capillaries, displayed the same diaphragmatic structure, whereas continuous capillaries in muscle had no such diaphragm. Photographic augmentation of electron micrographs of etched replicas displayed marked enhancement at n = 8, confirming an octagonal symmetry of the fenestral diaphragm. Finally, cationic ferritin, clearly visible as a marker after etching, heavily bound to the flowerlike structure within the fenestral pore. We conclude that the fenestral diaphragm contains the structure responsible for fenestrated capillary permeability and that the communicating channel has the shape of a wedge. PMID:3968170

1985-01-01

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Quick Facts  

Cancer.gov

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a comprehensive, collaborative effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to map the genomic changes that occur in major types and subtypes of cancer. Researchers across the nation are using various genome analysis technologies, including high-throughput DNA sequencing, to carry out this effort.

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Quick Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education institutions have trouble justifying huge spaces that have only one function and sit empty most of the day. The solution to this problem is to create multipurpose spaces that can accommodate a number of functions. This article offers suggestions on how to develop functional multipurpose spaces.

Turnipseed, Steven P.

2006-01-01

274

Quick Starts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of tips for teachers offers information on creative class projects; parent involvement; teacher grants; the National Student Editorial Cartoon Contest; a guide to good studying; a tribute to Christa McAuliffe; the Michael Jordan Education Club; good literature; classroom techniques; and language arts, math, and social studies…

Instructor, 1995

1995-01-01

275

Quick Meals.  

E-print Network

Crisp Milk Pork Chops Rice Broccoli Congealed Fruit Salad Instant Pudding Chilled in Graham Cracker Crust Milk Broiled Meat Patties Potato Salad Okra Lettuce-Tomato Salad Cake Rolled in Milk and Coconut and Broiled Milk Meat and Vegetable... vinegar, 1/4 cup salad oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard. Stir until beans are well coated with dressing. Place in cold broiler pan under rack. Place 4 slices bologna, 1 inch thick on cold broiler rack. Broil 3...

Anonymous

1959-01-01

276

Quick Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In summer 2005, with two-and-a-half months to convert a nursing home to a 256-bed college residence hall, Philadelphia Biblical University established a fast-track construction schedule. By finishing the project in time for it to house students that fall, the university was able to avoid the high cost of renting accommodations for students.…

Twomey, Matt

2007-01-01

277

QuickProbs--A Fast Multiple Sequence Alignment Algorithm Designed for Graphics Processors  

PubMed Central

Multiple sequence alignment is a crucial task in a number of biological analyses like secondary structure prediction, domain searching, phylogeny, etc. MSAProbs is currently the most accurate alignment algorithm, but its effectiveness is obtained at the expense of computational time. In the paper we present QuickProbs, the variant of MSAProbs customised for graphics processors. We selected the two most time consuming stages of MSAProbs to be redesigned for GPU execution: the posterior matrices calculation and the consistency transformation. Experiments on three popular benchmarks (BAliBASE, PREFAB, OXBench-X) on quad-core PC equipped with high-end graphics card show QuickProbs to be 5.7 to 9.7 times faster than original CPU-parallel MSAProbs. Additional tests performed on several protein families from Pfam database give overall speed-up of 6.7. Compared to other algorithms like MAFFT, MUSCLE, or ClustalW, QuickProbs proved to be much more accurate at similar speed. Additionally we introduce a tuned variant of QuickProbs which is significantly more accurate on sets of distantly related sequences than MSAProbs without exceeding its computation time. The GPU part of QuickProbs was implemented in OpenCL, thus the package is suitable for graphics processors produced by all major vendors. PMID:24586435

Gudys, Adam; Deorowicz, Sebastian

2014-01-01

278

QuickReduce: Data reduction pipeline for the WIYN One Degree Imager  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

QuickReduce quickly reduces data for ODI and is optimized for a first data inspection during acquisition at the the telescope. When installed on the ODI observer's interface, QuickReduce, coded in Python, performs all basic reduction steps as well as more advanced corrections for pupil-ghost removal, fringe correction and masking of persistent pixels and is capable enough for science-quality data reductions. It can also add an accurate astrometric WCS solution based on the 2MASS reference system as well as photometric zeropoint calibration for frames covered by the SDSS foot-print. The pipeline makes use of multiple CPU-cores wherever possible, resulting in an execution time of only a few seconds per frame, thus offering the ODI observer a convenient way to closely monitor data quality.

Kotulla, Ralf

2014-02-01

279

Software support: Pre-empting the quick question. [User's support group at Fermilab  

SciTech Connect

High energy physicists, researchers and graduate students, from universities all around the world come to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to do their experiments. They use our computer facilities to perform all phases of their data-analysis and presentation. We have a large turnover of users and a rather small support group, in a multi-vendor environment. We strive to make our users self-sufficient through the use of well-publicized maintenance procedures, documentation systems, and product support standards. By these pre-emptive measures we attempt to have quick answers at hand for the truly quick questions, leaving us time for the interesting problems.

Loebel, L.

1987-09-01

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Bark Beetle Impacts on Ecosystem Processes are Over Quickly and Muted Spatially  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The recent epidemic of bark beetles across western North America has impacted conifers from low to high elevations from New Mexico to Yukon. The mechanism of mortality is clear, with both mountain pine and spruce beetles killing trees by introducing xylem occluding blue stain fungi which dramatically stops transpiration. The visual impact of this outbreak is stunning, with mortality of canopy trees over 90% in some stands. However, emerging work shows that the impact on ecosystem processes is not as dramatic. We hypothesize that increased soil water and nitrogen sets up rapid succession of plant communities, which quickly restores ecosystem processing of water, carbon and nitrogen, while spatial patchiness of mortality and belowground responses mutes the impact as spatial scale increases from stands to watersheds. In support of our hypothesis we found 1) Soil nitrogen and moisture increase within one growing season but decrease to the same as uninfested stands five years later. 2) Soil respiration is correlated with live tree basal area suggesting a large component of autotrophic respiration. 3) Once stands have more than 50% basal area mortality, seedling density increases up to five fold and total non-tree understory cover increased two fold both within five years after infestation. 4) Ecosystem scale estimates of water vapor fluxes do not decline as rapidly as overstory leaf area. 5) Stable isotopes of snow, soil and stream water suggest that increased below canopy evapotranspiration nearly compensates for reduced canopy transpiration. 6) Nested watershed data shows that precipitation variations are much more important in regulating streamflow than changes in canopies from bark beetle induced mortality. These results were tested in the Terrestrial Regional Ecosystem Exchange Simulator (TREES) model. TREES was able to predict annual changes in the carbon fluxes but had difficulty simulating soil moisture and annual water budgets likely due to inadequate abiotic water vapor flux mechanisms and an explicit understory canopy layer. Our results show that ecosystems are resilient to the bark beetle epidemic and the resulting ecosystem process change is much less dramatic than might be expected based on the visual impact.

Ewers, B. E.; Norton, U.; Borkhuu, B.; Reed, D. E.; Peckham, S. D.; Biederman, J. A.; King, A.; Gochis, D. J.; Brooks, P. D.; Harpold, A. A.; Frank, J. M.; Massman, W. J.; Mackay, D. S.; Pendall, E. G.

2013-12-01

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Accuracy of Quick Soil Nitrate Tests in Montana Evette Allison and Clain Jones  

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, was compared to soil water content, clay content and pH to determine if these variables were affecting quick University, Bozeman, Montana Introduction Optimizing nitrogen (N) fertilizer rates based on soil nitrate results is critical for maximizing yields, increasing fertilizer use efficiency, and decreasing N leaching

Lawrence, Rick L.

282

Battery management system for the charge mode of quickly exchanging battery package  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper a new kind of battery management system is designed for the charge mode of quickly exchanging battery package. Accounting for this new change mode, we analyze the structure and the function characteristic of battery management system under this mode. After that, we give out some ideas on charge for battery union on the EV bus, charge for

Jiapeng Wen; Jiuchun Jiang

2008-01-01

283

minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School  

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minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School the V o lu m e 5 · N o. 1. · Utilizes colors and fonts for interest. ELECTRONIC PRESENTATION COMPONENTS · The Message. What are your in the verbal presentation (stories, examples, etc.). · Use outline format whenever possible. · Speak don't read

Scott, Robert A.

284

minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School  

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minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School the V O LU M E 8 · N O. 8 other than your ability to read and follow instructions. If you can follow instructions and perform they can do almost anything that piques their interest. Grants allow much of that academic freedom

Scott, Robert A.

285

Quick Guide for Staff Caring for Patients on Suicide Precautions 1. Before patient arrives to unit  

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Quick Guide for Staff Caring for Patients on Suicide Precautions 1. Before patient arrives to unit trust. Educate patient and family. Inspect room each shift. Communicate appropriately with staff. Evaluate patient including suicide risk, at least every 24 hours. Monitor Visitors. Document patient

Oliver, Douglas L.

286

Implementation of Enhanced Quick-scan Technique for Time-Resolved XAFS Experiment at PLS  

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Quick-scan is an important technique for the time-resolved experiments to investigate structural variation in rapid chemical reactions or phase transitions under external perturbations in the material science. Our new quick-scan technique, implemented at BL3C1 of PLS, adopts PCI-bus instead of CAMAC based system which was used in the default quick-scan system. It uses a digital I/O and a counter/timer PCI board, which are connected to DCM encoder and to VFC, respectively. Since the trigger signal is originated for a fixed interval from the counter/timer board operating on 80 MHz internal clock, all channels are synchronized without dead or delay time. When the trigger interval was set as 20 ms for each data point, it took {approx}100 seconds for each full scan at 7 keV in the range of -200 {approx} 1000 eV, and the energy step sizes corresponded to {approx}0.7 eV. Overall performances of the Quick-XAFS technique will be demonstrated through an in situ electrochemical experiment for the Li-ion battery cathode material.

Sung, Nark-Eon; Kim, Min-Gyu; Choi, Sun-Hee; Lee, Jay-Min [Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)

2007-01-19

287

Implementation of Enhanced Quick-scan Technique for Time-Resolved XAFS Experiment at PLS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quick-scan is an important technique for the time-resolved experiments to investigate structural variation in rapid chemical reactions or phase transitions under external perturbations in the material science. Our new quick-scan technique, implemented at BL3C1 of PLS, adopts PCI-bus instead of CAMAC based system which was used in the default quick-scan system. It uses a digital I/O and a counter/timer PCI board, which are connected to DCM encoder and to VFC, respectively. Since the trigger signal is originated for a fixed interval from the counter/timer board operating on 80 MHz internal clock, all channels are synchronized without dead or delay time. When the trigger interval was set as 20 ms for each data point, it took ˜100 seconds for each full scan at 7 keV in the range of -200 ˜ 1000 eV, and the energy step sizes corresponded to ˜0.7 eV. Overall performances of the Quick-XAFS technique will be demonstrated through an in situ electrochemical experiment for the Li-ion battery cathode material.

Sung, Nark-Eon; Kim, Min-Gyu; Choi, Sun-Hee; Lee, Jay-Min

2007-01-01

288

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.

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2007-03-01

289

Quick and Easy: Use Screen Capture Software to Train and Communicate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Screen capture (screen cast) software can be used to develop short videos for training purposes. Developing videos is quick and easy. This article describes how these videos are used as tools to reinforce face-to-face and interactive TV curriculum training in a nutrition education program. Advantages of developing these videos are shared.…

Schuster, Ellen

2011-01-01

290

Keeping Students Healthy Compiled by David Quick, Tuesday, August 23, 2011  

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Keeping Students Healthy Compiled by David Quick, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/aug/23/keeping-students-healthy/ Jane Reno-Munro, director of student health services infections. "When students first come to campus and begin living and studying in close quarters, the germs

Young, Paul Thomas

291

A Clinician's Quick Guide of Evidence-Based Approaches Number 2: Depression  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quick guide presents resources for clinicians on evidence-based approaches for assessing and treating depression. It also briefly describes the mood disorder module of the clinician administered Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders, treatment approaches, and new and emerging developments demonstrating the effectiveness of…

Moulds, Michelle L.; Werner-Seidler, Aliza; Dalgleish, Tim

2013-01-01

292

HyperConnected: Wireless--extended connectivity Quickly find a network, without opening your  

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broadband and Wi-Fi access · Quickly synchronize to your Bluetooth® cell phone or PDA RoadReadyTM Quality with 4 cell battery, and 3.17lbs / 1.44kg for system with 6 cell battery. Weights vary depending Pad - PS/2 compatible, Track Stick - PS/2 compatible Audio High Definition Audio codec, mono speaker

Fiebig, Peter

293

Friday, October 8, 2010 Quick review of sea water composition and density  

E-print Network

Friday, October 8, 2010 #12;Outline Quick review of sea water composition and density Discussion, the deep ocean circulation is caused by differences in water density. Water density varies based on two things · Density increases with salinity · Density decreases with temperature (to a point) #12;· Salinity

Toohey, Darin W.

294

Quick Calculation for Sample Size while Controlling False Discovery Rate with  

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Quick Calculation for Sample Size while Controlling False Discovery Rate with Application, Ithaca, NY 14853 November, 2006 1 #12;Summary. Sample size estimation is important in microarray to calculate sample size are based on controlling type I error, e.g., family-wise error rate (FWER

295

Quick Facts about Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)  

MedlinePLUS

Quick Facts about Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) What are Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)? PACE is a Medicare ... your most effective plan of care. PACE provides all the care and services covered by Medicare and ...

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Summer Professional Development in Chemistry for Inservice Teachers Using OWL Quick Prep  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Secondary teachers participating in summer professional development chemistry workshops in Texas used an online chemistry tutoring program, OWL Quick Prep (Day et al. in OWL: Online Web-based Learning, Brooks-Cole Cengage Learning, Florence, KY, 1997) as a part of the inservice training. Self-reported demographic data were used to identify factors…

Powell, Cynthia B.; Pamplin, Kim L.; Blake, Robert E.; Mason, Diana S.

2010-01-01

297

Quick statistics Survey 24678 'Social Networks and Online Privacy Concerns Survey'  

E-print Network

oversight of private online content protection? This could be, for example, in the form of government online content protection? This could be, for example, in the form of government legislations limitingQuick statistics Survey 24678 'Social Networks and Online Privacy Concerns Survey' Results Survey

Kaiser, Gail E.

298

HR Quick Guide to Policy on Reemployment of UC Retired Employees  

E-print Network

HR Quick Guide to Policy on Reemployment of UC Retired Employees IF THEN 1 Separate and retire prior to normal retirement age May separate at age 50 with 5 yrs service If, age 50-59 with 5 yrs service, AND you retire May not discuss returning until after the first monthly payment or LSC is received

Doudna, Jennifer A.

299

Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) Quick Reference for the Planner of an Activity  

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Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) Quick Reference for the Planner of an Activity Risk Assessment How to Assess Risk Off-campus activities can pose varying levels of risk to the participants. Under OCASP such levels are categorized as either manageable (including low-risk and higher-risk

Ellis, Randy

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"How Science Works" and Data Logging: Eleven Quick Experiments with a Kettle  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The benefits of using data logging to teach "how science works" are presented. Pedagogical approaches that take advantage of other school ICT are briefly described. A series of simple, quick experiments are given together with their resulting charts. Examples of the questions that arise from the charts show how the rich data lead to the refinement…

Walker, Justin

2010-01-01

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QUBE: a Quick algorithm for Updating BEtweenness Min-Joong Lee  

E-print Network

Science, KAIST 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu Daejeon, Korea mjlee@islab.kaist.ac.kr Jungmin Lee DepartmentQUBE: a Quick algorithm for Updating BEtweenness centrality Min-Joong Lee Department of Computer of Computer Science, KAIST 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu Daejeon, Korea jungmin@islab.kaist.ac.kr Jaimie Y. Park

Chung, Chin-Wan

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BYU PHYS 731 Statistical Mechanics Chapter 1: Sethna Professor Manuel Berrondo Quick Review Thermodynamics  

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BYU PHYS 731 Statistical Mechanics Chapter 1: Sethna Professor Manuel Berrondo Quick Review #12;BYU PHYS 731 Statistical Mechanics Chapter 1: Sethna Professor Manuel Berrondo Thermodynamic = L P RT2 P (T) = P0e- L RT L = latent heat Arrhenius form 3 #12;BYU PHYS 731 Statistical Mechanics

Hart, Gus

303

Development of high speed cold ball pull as a quick turn monitor for solder joint reliability  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the cold ball pull methodology as a quick turn monitor for characterizing the solder joint reliability of electronic packages. Since cold ball pull is a relatively new metrology, there is still no standard to regulate this testing method. In this paper, the dependence of cold ball pull test result on pulling speed is investigated. It is found

Yu Wang; Liqiang Cao

2009-01-01

304

minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School  

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minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School the V o lu m e 4 · N o. 3 · 2005 ­ 2006 N o matter how much your advisors stress the importance of your research ­ and it is critical, especially at a research university like uGA ­ the reality is that four-year teaching colleges

Scott, Robert A.

305

STS-2 Induced Environment Contamination Monitor (IECM): Quick-Look Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The STS-2/induced environment contamination monitor (IECM) mission is described. The IECM system performance is discussed, and IECM mission time events are briefly described. Quick look analyses are presented for each of the 10 instruments comprising the IECM on the flight of STS-2. A short summary is presented.

Miller, E. R. (editor)

1982-01-01

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QUICK RELEASE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS Colin S. Howat Ph.D., David Klocek and Dan Mills  

E-print Network

are repeatable and suitable for study of quick release performance. 2. The ISO standard for retention is easily the lever pivot appears to be insufficient to insure that the ISO standard is met. 5. The angle misaligned forks will result in a lower retention force than the ISO standard for some releases although well

Howat, Colin S. "Chip"

307

Using the Quick Scan Audit Methodology (QSAM) as a precursor towards successful Lean Six Sigma implementation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to propose the use of and analyses the effectiveness of a supply chain auditing methodology called Quick Scan (QS) as a precursor to the implementation of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) projects in small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs). The purpose of this paper is to identify how effective the use of such an approach will

Andrew Thomas; Richard Barton

2011-01-01

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Budget Cuts: Financial Aid Offices Face Budget Cuts and Increasing Workload. Quick Scan Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The majority of college financial aid offices have seen cuts to their operating budgets this year compared to the 2007-08 academic year when the recession began, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator's latest QuickScan Survey. Sixty-two percent of financial aid offices reported operating budget cuts this year…

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2010

2010-01-01

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1. MOTIVATION !Operations at observing sites should have quick and reliable access to the data, therefore  

E-print Network

1. MOTIVATION !Operations at observing sites should have quick and reliable access to the data of the database servers is done through replication. !After several years of operations, databases necessary for operations. 5. OB RECOVERY STRATEGY !It is possible that already archived OBs will have

Liske, Jochen

310

Evaluation of early results of quick-chop phacoemulsification in the patients with high myopic cataract  

PubMed Central

AIM To assess the early surgical outcomes of quick-chop phacoemulsification technique in patients with high myopia. METHODS The data of patients with high myopia who underwent quick-chop phacoemulsification were reviewed retrospectively. There were 42 eyes of 31 patients. The axial length was more than 26 mm in all eyes. All eyes underwent quick-chop phacoemulsification surgery with the placement of an intraocular lens (IOL) in the capsular bag. Postoperative visits were performed at 1, 3d; 2wk, 1mo. Early postoperative best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), preoperative and postoperative corneal endothelial cell density (ECD), central corneal thickness (CCT) and postoperative complications were assessed. Paired sample t-test or Wilcoxon tests were used to compare data between preoperative and postoperative data. RESULTS There was no statistically significant difference between preoperative and postoperative ECD and CCT. Retinal detachment was developed in one eye at postoperative first day. There was an iris prolapsus from side port insicion. CONCLUSION Quick-chop phacoemulsification technique is a safe surgical technique. However we can encounter some complications in high myopic eyes due to histopathological differences. Both side port and clear corneal tunnel insicion size is crucial for preventing postoperative complications. If any persistent leakage is noticed, suture should be placed.

Akal, Ali; Goncu, Tugba; Cakmak, Sevin Soker; Yuvaci, Isa; Atas, Mustafa; Demircan, Suleyman; Yilmaz, Omer Faruk

2014-01-01

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Testing and Tracing Lazy Functional Programs using QuickCheck and Hat  

E-print Network

of earlier sections, and explains some techniques for testing and tracing more complex programs. Sec- tion 6Testing and Tracing Lazy Functional Programs using QuickCheck and Hat Koen Claessen1 , Colin functional programmers with tools for testing and tracing programs. In broad terms, testing means first

Kent, University of

312

IBM Global Business Services IBM Institute for Business Value quick read  

E-print Network

IBM Global Business Services IBM Institute for Business Value quick read How nations thrive nations in developing and advanced economies have become such extensive ICT users that their economic economy and to improve the internal operations of public agencies. However, just as ICT can offer nations

313

Fact Sheet No. 4.707 Crop Series|Irrigation Quick Facts  

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Fact Sheet No. 4.707 Crop Series|Irrigation Quick Facts ·Thewaterbalanceapproach State University Extension irrigation specialist and assistant professor, soil and crop sciences; J.L. Chávez, Extension irrigation specialist, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering; T

314

Using Python and QuickDraw to Foster Student Engagement in CS1  

E-print Network

Using Python and QuickDraw to Foster Student Engagement in CS1 Ben Stephenson Department Projects, Student Engagement Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work students enrolling in introductory computer science courses today have grown up working exclusively

Stephenson, Ben

315

Check List for an Alternative Loan *Quick Alternative/Private Loan Info  

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if the Alternative Loan School Certification has been completed. Then, confirm with your lender that they haveCheck List for an Alternative Loan *Quick Alternative/Private Loan Info: What is an alternative/private loan? Alternative/Private student loans are educational loans that students can apply

John, Lizy Kurian

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Home Browse Search My Settings Alerts Help Quick Search All fields Author  

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Login: Register Home Browse Search My Settings Alerts Help Quick Search All fields Author Journal to a continuation of the fcc lattice of the substrate. E-mail Article Cited By Save as Citation Alert Citation Feed Related Articles View Record in Scopus Home Browse Search My Settings Alerts Help About Science

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Online Information Searching Strategy Inventory (OISSI): A Quick Version and a Complete Version  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study developed an instrument to evaluate student online information searching strategies based on a framework comprising three domains and seven aspects. Two versions of the Online Information Searching Strategies Inventory (OISSI), including both quick and complete versions, were finally established and exhibited good validities and…

Tsai, Meng-Jung

2009-01-01

330

A Quick Drinking Screen for identifying women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two previous studies comparing the Quick Drinking Screen (QDS) with the Timeline Followback (TLFB) found that these two instruments yielded similar reports of alcohol use for clinical and nonclinical populations of problem drinkers. The current study evaluated the correspondence between these two drinking measures with women at risk of an Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy (AEP). Participants were 355 women who voluntarily participated

Mariam Dum; Linda Carter Sobell; Mark B. Sobell; Nicholas Heinecke; Andrew Voluse; Kenneth Johnson

2009-01-01

331

minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School  

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student loans, NOT credit card debt! Repaying the debt Learn all your repayment options. Loan counselors, followed by housing and utilities, car debts, federal debts, student loans and other secured debtsminute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School the V O LU M E 8 · N O. 2

Scott, Robert A.

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A Quick Guide for Helping Students For Guidance or Advice > Seek assistance here  

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, psychological, or learning disability. · Student communication indicates a need for disability accommodations. > Students with Disabilities Services (813) 974-4309 SVC 1133 Reporting Behavior of Concern · Student doesA Quick Guide for Helping Students For Guidance or Advice > Seek assistance here: · Student

Meyers, Steven D.

333

Dagik: A Quick Look System of the Geospace Data in KML format  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dagik (Daily Geospace data in KML) is a quick look plot sharing system using Google Earth as a data browser. It provides daily data lists that contain network links to the KML\\/KMZ files of various geospace data. KML is a markup language to display data on Google Earth, and KMZ is a compressed file of KML. Users can browse the

D. Yoshida; A. Saito

2007-01-01

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Implementation of an academic system to connect foreign countries with quick performance over WWW  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have designed and implemented a file cache function in an academic system over WWW so as to connect different universities located in different countries. In the file cache scheme, access number counting and automatic file transfer procedures were adopted to obtain the quick performance. The system performance was evaluated, including the retrieving speed improvement for the students to download

Yutaka Katsuyama; Osanori Koyama; Chen Ying; Chen Kee

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Mapping cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay using QuickBird and MERIS satellite data  

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Mapping cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay using QuickBird and MERIS-a) concentrations for the eutrophic waters of Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain (VT­QC) were retrieved from Envisat. Missisquoi Bay on the Vermont­Québec border in northern Lake Champlain is typical of many such waters, where

Vincent, Warwick F.

336

Correct implementation of the Argonne QuickSite{sup SM} process for preremedial site investigations  

SciTech Connect

Expedited site characterization (ESC), developed by Argonne National Laboratory, is an interactive, integrated process emphasizing the use of existing data of sufficient quality, multiple complementary characterization methods, and on-site decision making to optimize environmental site investigations. The Argonne ESC is the basis for the provisional ESC standard guide of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). QuickSite{sup SM} is the implementation package developed by Argonne to facilitate ESC of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. At various sites, Argonne has successfully implemented QuickSite{sup SM} and demonstrated the technical superiority of the ESC process over traditional methodologies guided by statistics and random-sampling approaches. A key feature in the success of QuickSite{sup SM} investigations is achieving an understanding of the subsurface geologic and hydrogeologic controls and processes at a site before extensive sampling efforts begin. The QuickSite{sup SM} investigation at the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in California will be used to illustrate the importance of understanding these potential controls in minimizing sampling activities and correctly predicting potential contaminant migration patterns for risk assessment.

Burton, J.C.; Walker, J.L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Research Div.

1997-10-01

337

IBM Software Services for WebSphere IBM QuickStart for  

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IBM Software Services for WebSphere IBM QuickStart for WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition Highlights that supports innovative business models and optimizes your operational capabilities in order to be more the risk and time to implement dynamic Business Process Management (BPM) solutions though standards

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*Scholarly: Information produced by subject experts for an academic audience. Quick Guide  

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Government Information Guide Yes Scholarly articles Academic journals Library Subject Guides Yes Books*Scholarly: Information produced by subject experts for an academic audience. Quick Guide: Tool(s) Scholarly?* News reports Radio/TV broadcasts News sites Newspapers Web search engines

Ishida, Yuko

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PIC. Profile of Interaction in the Classroom. A Quick Feedback of Interaction Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Profile of Interaction in the Classroom (PIC) is a short-cut method of interaction analysis that can provide the quick feedback essential to effective supervision of instruction. And because the PIC contains a record of all the behaviors that occurred in the classroom, as well as the sequence, the data may be used to build a traditional…

Brunner, Ellen

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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.

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2009-10-01

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Quick Guide for Engineering and Computer Science Start with Chinook, the Library Catalog  

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Quick Guide for Engineering and Computer Science Find Books Start with Chinook, the Library Catalog://libraries.colorado.edu/screens/ newtitles_engineering.html New Computer Science Books http://libraries.colorado.edu/screens/ newtitles Books (computer science) Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science Find Articles

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

342

Selective and Quickly Reversible Inactivation of Mammalian Neurons In Vivo Using the Drosophila Allatostatin Receptor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Genetic strategies for perturbing activity of selected neurons hold great promise for understanding cir- cuitry and behavior. Several such strategies exist, but there has been no direct demonstration of revers- ible inactivation of mammalian neurons in vivo. We previously reported quickly reversible inactivation of neurons in vitro using expression of the Drosophila allatostatin receptor (AlstR). Here, adeno-associated viral vectors

Elaine M. Tan; Yoshiaki Yamaguchi; Gregory D. Horwitz; Simon Gosgnach; Edward S. Lein; Martyn Goulding; Thomas D. Albright; Edward M. Callaway

2006-01-01

343

QUICK FACTS Everyday,nearly 7500 people are infected with HIV  

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QUICK FACTS Everyday,nearly 7500 people are infected with HIV and 5,500 die from AIDS.~33 mill people were living with HIV/AIDS (2007) globally. Vast majority of those living with HIV are in sub to 2 mill (2007). · HIV+ pregnant women receiving antiretroviral drugs to prevent mother

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

344

QTPI:A quick terse path index for XML keyword search  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emergence of the Web has increased interests in XML data. XML query languages such as XQuery, XPath and NEXI, they use label paths to traverse the irregularly structured data. Without efficient indexes, query processing can be quite inefficient due to an exhaustive traversal on XML data. To overcome the inefficiency, we propose a novel index method, quick terse path

Xia Li; Zhanhuai Li; Peng Wang; Qun Chen

2010-01-01

345

WWC Quick Review of the Report "Head Start Impact Study: Final Report" Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an updated WWC (What Works Clearinghouse) Quick Review of the Report "Head Start Impact Study: Final Report". This study examined the effects of offering Head Start to 3- and 4-year-olds. Head Start is a federal program aimed at boosting the school readiness of low-income children by providing preschool education and health and…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

346

Reviewing and Approving Proposals Using the InfoEd eRA System Quick Reference Guide  

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Reviewing and Approving Proposals Using the InfoEd eRA System Quick Reference Guide 1. Click the "Reviewer Dashboard" link in the proposal notification e-mail you received. Proceed to log in if you and then the "folder" icon in the first row under the word "show". 3. The proposal will pop up in a separate window

Alpay, S. Pamir

347

Effects of Quick Writing Instruction for High School Students with Emotional Disturbances  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school students with emotional disturbances (ED) often struggle with classroom writing tasks. In this study, the effectiveness of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) instruction for 10 min timed persuasive quick writes with three high school students with ED was investigated. Results indicated improvement in the areas of quality,…

Mason, Linda H.; Kubina, Richard M., Jr.; Hoover, Theresa

2013-01-01

348

EVALUATION OF THE BIONIC#{174} TRAP TO QUICKLY KILL FISHER (MARTES PENNANT!) IN SIMULATED NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Bionic#{174} trap equipped with a 10 cm aperture bait cone and cocked to eight notches quickly killed nine of nine fishers (Martes pennanti) in simulated natural conditions. Mean (± SE) estimated times to loss of consciousness and heartbeat were ?55 sec and 305 (±8) sec. respectively, after firing the trap. This study confirmed that the Bionic#{174} trap can be

Gilbert Proulx; Morley W. Barrett

1993-01-01

349

A multidisciplinary geophysical, geotechnical and hydrogeological investigation of quick-clay landslides in Sweden  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Spring 2011, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) through its Geoscientists Without Borders (GWB) program sponsored our project to study clay-related landslides in the Nordic countries. This project will study quick clay or rapid earth flow landslides in Sweden. Undisturbed quick clay resembles a water-saturated gel. When a mass of quick clay undergoes sufficient stress, it instantly turns into a flowing ooze, a process known as liquefaction. A small block of quick clay can liquefy from a stress change due to as little as a modest blow from a human hand, while a larger deposit is mainly vulnerable to greater stress changes, such as increased saturation by excess rainwater. Despite their abundance, our geophysical understanding of clay behavior in terms of both changes in the geometrical shape (clay formations) and changes in the physical properties are limited and require a better understanding. Quick clay landslides are not particularly constrained to steep slopes and have been known to slide even in low-to-moderate angle slopes. Geophysical investigations began in September 2011 over a known landslide scar near the Göta river in southwest Sweden, an area known to contain quick clays in parts of it. The investigations involved 2D and 3D P- and S-wave source and receiver surveys, geoelectrics, controlled-source and radio-magnetotellurics, ground gravity and magnetic surveys. These data in combination with existing geotechnical information and hydrogeological investigations should allow better insight into the mechanism(s) governing clay-related landslides in the Nordic countries and to provide high-resolution images of subsurface structures down to the bedrock. We will present preliminary results from the seismic investigations, including the 2D and 3D reflection and refraction surveys. The reflection seismic data show excellent quality and image the bedrock topography and internal layering above it down to about 100 m. Tomography results suggest the presence of low-velocity zones associated with some of the reflections, making the integration of the two methods interesting. A shear-wave survey also shows excellent data quality and very high resolution. It helps to image fine structures above the bedrock, as well as the bedrock topography. The level of the detail already revealed by the seismic data demonstrates that the project will be able to image fine structures associated with quick-clay landslides that are important and valuable for any site assessment.

Malehmir, A.; Krawczyk, C.; Polom, U.; Lundberg, E.; Adamczyk, A.; Malinowski, M.; Bastani, M.; Gurk, M.; Juhlin, C.; Persson, L.; Ismail, N.

2012-04-01

350

Poor Positive Accuracy of QuickVue Rapid Antigen Tests during the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Pandemic?  

PubMed Central

We assessed the accuracy of positive QuickVue rapid influenza virus antigen test results. Using reverse transcription (RT)-PCR as the gold standard, 17 (37.8%) of 45 QuickVue-positive specimens were determined to be false positives. We report an unexpectedly high rate of false-positive QuickVue results during a period of high influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus prevalence. PMID:20720021

Stevenson, Heather L.; Loeffelholz, Michael J.

2010-01-01

351

Computing approximate Fekete points by QR factorizations  

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, (2) we can construct the rectangular Vandermonde matrix V = Vn(x1, . . . , xM ) = (vij) := (pj(xi(n) := dim(d n()) , (1) and a sufficiently large and dense discretization of X = {xi} , 1 i M , M > N by the italian government (see the article "Cut-throat savings", Nature 455, October 2008, http

Vianello, Marco

352

Student Charter Scan the QR-code  

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of this charter can be ob- tained from the Front Office of Education & Student Affairs (ESA) (015 ­ 27 88004 involved in the educational process: the student and the institution. The institution's obligations towards to this charter. The legal basis of the charter is Art. 7.59 of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act

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Threat localization in QR explosive detection systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The detection of explosives for the purpose of aviation security is an important task for preventing terrorism acts and smuggling.\\u000a A number of methods for explosive screening have been developed. For the purpose of aviation security, the inspections are\\u000a performed on passengers, their carry-on luggage, checked baggage, and cargo containers. An effective explosive detection system\\u000a should be capable of reporting

H. Robert; P. J. Prado

2004-01-01

354

Evidence for a common mechanism for spontaneous rhythmic contraction and myogenic contraction induced by quick stretch in detrusor smooth muscle  

PubMed Central

Detrusor smooth muscle exhibits myogenic contraction in response to a quick stretch (QS) as well as spontaneous rhythmic contraction (SRC); however, whether the same population of actomyosin crossbridges with a common regulatory mechanism is responsible for these two types of contraction has not been determined. Detrusor strips from New Zealand white rabbit bladders were allowed to develop SRC at a reference muscle length (Lref), or rhythmic contraction (RC) was induced with tetraethylammonium (TEA). Multiple 10-msec stretches of 15% Lref were then imposed at Lref randomly during the rhythm cycle, and the nadir-to-peak (NTP) tension amplitude of the resulting myogenic contraction was measured. The amplitude and period of the rhythm cycle were measured prior to each QS. NTP was larger when a QS was imposed during a portion the cycle when tension was smaller (n = 3 each SRC and TEA-induced RC). These data suggest that when the rhythmic mechanism was mostly inactive and tension was near a minimum, a larger portion of a shared population of crossbridges was available to produce a myogenic response to a QS. Rho kinase, cyclooxygenase-1, and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors (H-1152, SC-560, and NS-398) affected SRC amplitude and NTP amplitude following a QS to the same degree (n = 3 each drug), providing additional evidence to support the hypothesis that a common mechanism is responsible for SRC and myogenic contraction due to QS. If a common mechanism exists, then QS is a potential mechanical probe to study SRC regulation and its alteration in overactive bladder. PMID:24400167

Komari, S Omid; Headley, Patrick C; Klausner, Adam P; Ratz, Paul H; Speich, John E

2013-01-01

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The Quick Fix: Napping | Living Healthy | Reader's Digest http://www.rd.com.edgekey.net/living-healthy/the-quick-fix-napping-slee... 1 of 3 6/5/2008 5:17 PM  

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The Quick Fix: Napping | Living Healthy | Reader's Digest http://www.rd.com.edgekey.net/living-healthy | Shop Books & Music YOUR AMERICA LIVING HEALTHY ADVICE & KNOW-HOW LAUGHS! GAMES & MORE In the Magazine Make Your Mark #12;The Quick Fix: Napping | Living Healthy | Reader's Digest http://www.rd.com.edgekey.net/living-healthy

Mednick, Sara C.

356

Mapping Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Champlain at Multiple ScaleMapping Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Champlain at Multiple Scales:s: QuickBirdQuickBird and MERIS Satellite Dataand MERIS Satellite Data  

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Mapping Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Champlain at Multiple ScaleMapping Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Champlain at Multiple Scales:s: QuickBirdQuickBird and MERIS Satellite Dataand MERIS Satellite Data Harmful algal blooms in Lake Champlain (VT-NY-QC) are an increasingly serious concern. Such blooms

Morrissey, Leslie A.

357

Reliability of a Test Battery Designed for Quickly and Safely Assessing Diverse Indices of Neuromuscular Function  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Spaceflight affects nearly every physiological system. Spaceflight-induced alterations in physiological function translate to decrements in functional performance. Purpose: To develop a test battery for quickly and safely assessing diverse indices of neuromuscular performance. I. Quickly: Battery of tests can be completed in approx.30-40 min. II. Safely: a) No eccentric muscle actions or impact forces. b) Tests present little challenge to postural stability. III. Diverse indices: a) Strength: Excellent reliability (ICC = 0.99) b) Central activation: Very good reliability (ICC = 0.87) c) Power: Excellent reliability (ICC = 0.99) d) Endurance: Total work has excellent reliability (ICC = 0.99) e) Force steadiness: Poor reliability (ICC = 0.20 - 0.60) National

Spiering, Barry A.; Lee, Stuart M. C.; Mulavara, Ajitkumar P.; Bentley, Jason, R.; Buxton, Roxanne E.; Lawrence, Emily L.; Sinka, Joseph; Guilliams, Mark E.; Ploutz-Snyder, Lori L.; Bloomberg, Jacob J.

2010-01-01

358

Liquid Phase 3D Printing for Quickly Manufacturing Metal Objects with Low Melting Point Alloy Ink  

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Conventional 3D printings are generally time-consuming and printable metal inks are rather limited. From an alternative way, we proposed a liquid phase 3D printing for quickly making metal objects. Through introducing metal alloys whose melting point is slightly above room temperature as printing inks, several representative structures spanning from one, two and three dimension to more complex patterns were demonstrated to be quickly fabricated. Compared with the air cooling in a conventional 3D printing, the liquid-phase-manufacturing offers a much higher cooling rate and thus significantly improves the speed in fabricating metal objects. This unique strategy also efficiently prevents the liquid metal inks from air oxidation which is hard to avoid otherwise in an ordinary 3D printing. Several key physical factors (like properties of the cooling fluid, injection speed and needle diameter, types and properties of the printing ink, etc.) were disclosed which would evidently affect the printing quality. In addit...

Wang, Lei

2014-01-01

359

Quick Sands Effect on Desert Lands - Example of Filtration Stability Loss  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of the study was to analyze the loss of filtration stability of fine desert sands due to the air flow caused by temperature difference. The loss of stability induces the effect of so called "quick sands". Therefore, the calculations of air filtration through the loose sand medium in dry desert climate are presented. FlexPDE v.6. software was used for numerical calculation based on FEM.

Strzelecki, Micha?

2013-03-01

360

STS-3 Induced Environment Contamination Monitor (IECM): Quick-look report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The STS-3/Induced Environment Contamination Monitor (IECM) mission is described. The IECM system performance is discussed, and IECM mission time events are briefly described. Quick look analyses are presented for each of the 10 instruments comprising the IECM on the flight of STS-3. Finally, a short summary is presented and plans are discussed for future IECM flights, and opportunities for direct mapping of Orbiter effluents using the Remote manipulator System.

Miller, E. R. (editor); Fountain, J. A. (editor)

1982-01-01

361

Quick re-introduction of selective scalar interactions in a pure-shift NMR spectrum.  

PubMed

A new 1D NMR experiment cited as 'Quick G-SERF', which re-introduces selective proton-proton scalar interactions in a pure shift spectrum during real time data acquisition, is reported. The method provides information on multiple proton-proton couplings from a single experiment, analogous to the 2D G-SERF technique, while significantly shortening the experimental time by 1-2 orders of magnitude due to reduced dimension and enhanced sensitivity. PMID:25360453

Lokesh, N; Chaudhari, Sachin Rama; Suryaprakash, N

2014-12-21

362

Quick spectrophotometric identification of synthetic food colorants by linear regression analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

A quick spectrophotometric method for the identification of artificial food colorants, following isolation by adsorption\\u000a on wool, is described. The method is based on a computational comparison of a measured UV\\/VIS colorant spectrum with a series\\u000a of reference spectra. A calculated spectrum, which shows the best fit to the measured spectrum, is obtained from the reference\\u000a spectra by means of

Klaus Hofer; Dieter Jenewein

1997-01-01

363

Detection of archaeological crop marks by using satellite QuickBird multispectral imagery  

Microsoft Academic Search

The capability of satellite QuickBird imagery for the identification of archaeological crop marks is herein presented and discussed for two test sites located in the South of Italy. The selected sites, dating back to Middle Ages, were buried under surfaces covered by herbaceous plants characterized by a different phenological status (dry\\/green) when the satellite data were acquired.The methodological approach adopted

Rosa Lasaponara; Nicola Masini

2007-01-01

364

The development of a quick method for amorphicity determination by isothermal microcalorimetry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents a contribution in the development of a quick and accurate testing method for the determination of amorphous\\u000a content using isothermal microcalorimetry. Examples demonstrated how the choice of the experimental conditions, especially\\u000a sample load, temperature and humidity, influences the crystallization of the amorphous material. The suitability of this systematic\\u000a approach was first tested on well-known lactose and afterwards

Miha Vivoda; Robert Roškar; Vojko Kmetec

365

Using high resolution QuickBird imagery for crop identification and area estimation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Imagery from recently launched high spatial resolution satellite sensors offers new opportunities for crop assessment and monitoring. A 2.8-m multispectral QuickBird image covering an intensively cropped area in south Texas was evaluated for crop identification and area estimation. Three reduced-resolution images with pixel sizes of 11.2 m, 19.6 m, and 30.8 m were also generated from the original image to simulate coarser resolution

Chenghai Yang; James H. Everitt; Reginald S. Fletcher; Dale Murden

2007-01-01

366

A quick method of determining calcium in additives and additive-type lubricants  

Microsoft Academic Search

1.A quick method has been developed for determining calcium in additives and additive-type lubricants. The method is based on separating the calcium from the additive by oxidation with oxygen in a calorimetric selfsealing bomb. The calcium that is evolved is determined quantitatively by titration with Trilon B in the presence of a mixture of fluorexone and murexide indicators.2.The method was

N. P. Sosnina

1969-01-01

367

Chemistry-Based QuickTime, Shockwave Flash, GIF Animations, and Streaming Audio  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chemistry-Based QuickTime, Shockwave Flash, GIF Animations, and Streaming Audio Web site is provided to "support the teaching of concepts in chemistry in freshman through graduate level courses." Dr. Thomas Chasteen's site offers links to multimedia files related to chemiluminescence, gel electrophoresis, how a grating works, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, titrations, atomic emission detector, and much more. The site is a good collection of helpful visual learning tools that chemistry students will surly appreciate.

Chasteen, Thomas G.

1969-12-31

368

Remote bathymetry of the littoral zone from AVIRIS, LASH, and QuickBird imagery  

Microsoft Academic Search

An efficient, physics-based remote bathymetry method for the littoral zone is described and illustrated with applications to QuickBird, Littoral Airborne Sensor: Hyperspectral (LASH), and Airborne Visible\\/Infrared Spectrometer (AVIRIS) spectral imagery. The method combines atmospheric correction, water reflectance spectral simulations, and a linear unmixing bathymetry algorithm that accounts for water surface reflections, thin clouds, and variable bottom brightness, and can incorporate

Steven M. Adler-Golden; Prabhat K. Acharya; Alexander Berk; Michael W. Matthew; David Gorodetzky

2005-01-01

369

Quick-Scanning QEXAFS in grazing incidence: Surface science in sub-seconds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quick scanning X-ray absorption spectroscopy was combined with the grazing incidence geometry for the time resolved in situ investigation of surfaces and thin films. The results demonstrate that a time resolution of about 50 ms for a single spectrum is feasible using a dedicated monochromator. In-situ investigations performed during the sputter deposition of thin gold films demonstrate the capabilities of this new approach.

Lützenkirchen-Hecht, D.; Stötzel, J.; Müller, O.; Just, J.; Frahm, R.

2013-04-01

370

QC-Fill: Quick-and-Cool X-Filling for Multicasting-Based Scan Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an X-fill scheme that properly utilizes the don't-care bits in test patterns to simultaneously reduce the test time as well as the test power (including both capture power and shifting power). This scheme, called Quick-and-Cool X-fill (QC-Fill), built upon the multicasting-based scan architecture, further leverages on the merits of previous low-capture-power X-fill methods through techniques like multicasting-driven

Chao-Wen Tzeng; Shi-Yu Huang

2009-01-01

371

Evaluation of the Bionic trap to quickly kill fisher (Martes pennanti) in simulated natural environments.  

PubMed

The Bionic trap equipped with a 10 cm aperture bait cone and cocked to eight notches quickly killed nine of nine fishers (Martes pennanti) in simulated natural conditions. Mean (+/- SE) estimated times to loss of consciousness and heartbeat were < or = 55 sec and 305 (+/- 8) sec, respectively after firing the trap. This study confirmed that the Bionic trap can be expected to render > or = 70% of captured fishers irreversibly unconscious in < or = 3 min (P < 0.05). PMID:8487382

Proulx, G; Barrett, M W

1993-04-01

372

Quick-Connect Windowed Non-Stick Penetrator Tips for Rapid Sampling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Standard penetrator sampling systems were designed in order to allow for sampling via penetrators to produce a full set of sample acquisitions including volatile liquids, fine powders, and solid fragments. A gravity harpoon sampler has been designed with a removable tip and a quick coupling. The separation allows for sample handling and eliminates sample cross-contamination. Also, this design allows for multiple use of the penetrator body, which is the largest and heaviest part of the penetrator, while allowing for multiple changes of the light-mass, penetrator tip to avoid sample cross-contamination. The penetrator tip design has been improved by adding a spring trap to retain the sample, as well as a means for connecting to a quick coupling. Quick connect tips have been demonstrated in a sample handling carousel. The penetrator was released and rewound and the tips were released into a circular platter for rotation into instrument stations. The pyro-harpoon sampler was fabricated and tested with a NASA Standard Initiator (NSI) pyrotechnic charge. Initial tests collected cryogenic ice, but removal of the small pyro-harpoon from the ice was difficult. A brass metal sheath was then fitted over the harpoon tip, and removal from the ice was greatly alleviated by leaving the sheath in the ice. Quartz windows in the tips allow direct optical and spectral imaging and gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GCMS) pyrolysis, and were found to survive impact. All systems were successfully tested by dropping into sand and into cryogenic ice.

Sherritt, Stewart; Jones, Jack A.; Badescu, Mircea

2009-01-01

373

Liquid Phase 3D Printing for Quickly Manufacturing Metal Objects with Low Melting Point Alloy Ink  

E-print Network

Conventional 3D printings are generally time-consuming and printable metal inks are rather limited. From an alternative way, we proposed a liquid phase 3D printing for quickly making metal objects. Through introducing metal alloys whose melting point is slightly above room temperature as printing inks, several representative structures spanning from one, two and three dimension to more complex patterns were demonstrated to be quickly fabricated. Compared with the air cooling in a conventional 3D printing, the liquid-phase-manufacturing offers a much higher cooling rate and thus significantly improves the speed in fabricating metal objects. This unique strategy also efficiently prevents the liquid metal inks from air oxidation which is hard to avoid otherwise in an ordinary 3D printing. Several key physical factors (like properties of the cooling fluid, injection speed and needle diameter, types and properties of the printing ink, etc.) were disclosed which would evidently affect the printing quality. In addition, a basic route to make future liquid phase 3D printer incorporated with both syringe pump and needle arrays was also suggested. The liquid phase 3D printing method, which owns potential values not available in a conventional modality, opens an efficient way for quickly making metal objects in the coming time.

Lei Wang; Jing Liu

2014-02-25

374

Creating a Quick & Easy Asteroid Belt Tactile Graphic to use with VI Individuals for Vesta Fiesta Activities  

E-print Network

Creating a Quick & Easy Asteroid Belt Tactile Graphic to use with VI Individuals for Vesta Fiesta impairments attending, here is a quick and inexpensive way to create a tactile graphic of the asteroid belt. Using the template seen at the right, hot glue, puff paint, and card stock to print on, an asteroid belt

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A Quick Guide for Applying at Mason Applying online is as easy as 1-2-3!  

E-print Network

Jobs" from the quick links.. You can search jobs in the following ways: · Keywords - enter your own search terms · Posted Within - a drop-down list will appear ­ select from day, week, or month Innovation Is Tradition Page 1 of 6 11/15/2012 #12;A Quick Guide for Applying at Mason Step 1: Search

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Freezing curve-based monitoring to quickly evaluate the viability of biological materials subject to freezing or thermal injury.  

PubMed

This paper is aimed at investigating the roles of freezing dynamics of a liquid droplet to characterize the properties of the material. In particular, freezing curve-based monitoring was proposed to quickly evaluate the viability of biological materials subject to freezing, re-warming, or other kinds of injury, which is an extremely important issue in practices such as cryobiology, hyperthermia, or freshness evaluation of bio-samples. An integrated micro analysis device was fabricated which is simple in structure and cheap to make. Preliminary freezing results demonstrated that minor changes in a biological material due to freezing or warming injury might result in a significant deviation of its freezing curve from that of the intact biomaterials. Several potential thermal indexes to quantify the material features were pointed out. Further, experiments were performed on some freezing and thawing processes of small amount of water on a cooling surface to test the effects of droplet sizes, measurement sites, cooling strength, and cooling geometry, etc., on the freezing responses of a water droplet. Their implementation in developing a new micro analysis system were suggested. This freezing curve-based monitoring method may open a new strategy for the evaluation of biomaterials subject to destruction in diverse fields. PMID:12844203

Liu, Jing; Zhou, Yi-Xin

2003-09-01

377

Hard real-time quick EXAFS data acquisition with all open source software on a commodity personal computer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe here the data acquisition subsystem of the Quick EXAFS (QEXAFS) experiment at the National Synchrotron Light Source of Brookhaven National Laboratory. For ease of future growth and flexibility, almost all software components are open source with very active maintainers. Among them, Linux running on x86 desktop computer, RTAI for real-time response, COMEDI driver for the data acquisition hardware, Qt and PyQt for graphical user interface, PyQwt for plotting, and Python for scripting. The signal (A/D) and energy-reading (IK220 encoder) devices in the PCI computer are also EPICS enabled. The control system scans the monochromator energy through a networked EPICS motor. With the real-time kernel, the system is capable of deterministic data-sampling period of tens of micro-seconds with typical timing-jitter of several micro-seconds. At the same time, Linux is running in other non-real-time processes handling the user-interface. A modern Qt-based controls-frontend enhances productivity. The fast plotting and zooming of data in time or energy coordinates let the experimenters verify the quality of the data before detailed analysis. Python scripting is built-in for automation. The typical data-rate for continuous runs are around 10 M bytes/min.

So, I.; Siddons, D. P.; Caliebe, W. A.; Khalid, S.

2007-11-01

378

Evidence for Subtle Verbal Fluency Deficits in Occasional Stimulant Users: Quick to Play Loose with Verbal Rules  

PubMed Central

Psychostimulants like cocaine and amphetamine are commonly abused by young adults who often state that they take these drugs to increase social or cognitive performance. The current study tested the hypothesis that individuals at early stages of occasional stimulant use show subtle executive dysfunctions such as verbal fluency deficits. 155 young (age 18-25), non-dependent occasional users of stimulants and 49 stimulant naïve comparison subjects performed the Delis-Kaplan Verbal Fluency test. Correlation and median split analyses were conducted to account for stimulant history and co-drug use. Compared to stimulant naïve subjects, occasional stimulant users generated significantly more responses on an over-learned verbal fluency task (Category Fluency), but at the expense of increased error rates (Set Loss and Repetition Errors). These performance differences were not related to lifetime uses of stimulants or marijuana. Taken together, these results support the hypothesis that individuals who are using stimulants occasionally exhibit subtle executive dysfunctions when required to generate verbal sets under time pressure. In particular, occasional stimulant users apply quickly but inaccurately verbal rules, which may represent a mix of diminished cognitive flexibility along with increased rigidity and impulsivity. This specific executive dysfunction may help to identify individuals at risk for stimulant use or dependence. PMID:20673916

Reske, Martina; Delis, Dean C.; Paulus, Martin P.

2010-01-01

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HARD REAL TIME QUICK EXAFS DATA ACQUISITION WITH ALL OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE ON A COMMODITY PERSONAL COMPUTER.  

SciTech Connect

We describe here the data acquisition subsystem of the Quick EXAFS (QEXAFS) experiment at the National Synchrotron Light Source of Brookhaven National Laboratory. For ease of future growth and flexibility, almost all software components are open source with very active maintainers. Among them, Linux running on x86 desktop computer, RTAI for real-time response, COMEDI driver for the data acquisition hardware, Qt and PyQt for graphical user interface, PyQwt for plotting, and Python for scripting. The signal (A/D) and energy-reading (IK220 encoder) devices in the PCI computer are also EPICS enabled. The control system scans the monochromator energy through a networked EPICS motor. With the real-time kernel, the system is capable of deterministic data-sampling period of tens of micro-seconds with typical timing-jitter of several micro-seconds. At the same time, Linux is running in other non-real-time processes handling the user-interface. A modern Qt-based controls-front end enhances productivity. The fast plotting and zooming of data in time or energy coordinates let the experimenters verify the quality of the data before detailed analysis. Python scripting is built-in for automation. The typical data-rate for continuous runs are around ten mega-bytes per minute.

SO,I.; SIDDONS, D.P.; CALIEBE, W.A.; KHALID, S.

2007-04-25

380

Handbook for quick cost estimates. A method for developing quick approximate estimates of costs for generic actions for nuclear power plants  

SciTech Connect

This document is a supplement to a ''Handbook for Cost Estimating'' (NUREG/CR-3971) and provides specific guidance for developing ''quick'' approximate estimates of the cost of implementing generic regulatory requirements for nuclear power plants. A method is presented for relating the known construction costs for new nuclear power plants (as contained in the Energy Economic Data Base) to the cost of performing similar work, on a back-fit basis, at existing plants. Cost factors are presented to account for variations in such important cost areas as construction labor productivity, engineering and quality assurance, replacement energy, reworking of existing features, and regional variations in the cost of materials and labor. Other cost categories addressed in this handbook include those for changes in plant operating personnel and plant documents, licensee costs, NRC costs, and costs for other government agencies. Data sheets, worksheets, and appropriate cost algorithms are included to guide the user through preparation of rough estimates. A sample estimate is prepared using the method and the estimating tools provided.

Ball, J.R.

1986-04-01

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QuickBird derived vegetation parameters for soil erosion risk assessment in an alpine catchment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The focus of soil erosion research in the Alps has been in two categories: (i) on-site measurements which are rather small scale point measurements on selected plots often constrained to irrigation experiments or (ii) off-site quantification of sediment delivery at the outlet of the catchment. Results of both categories showed that an intact vegetation cover prevents soil loss. With the recent availability of high-resolution satellites such as IKONOS and QuickBird options for detecting and monitoring of vegetation parameters have increased. The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of QuickBird derived vegetation parameters in soil erosion models by comparison to Cesium-137 (Cs-137) soil erosion estimates. The study site (67km2) is located in the Central Swiss Alps and is dominated by grasslands with strong anthropogenic influences due to farming for centuries. Linear spectral unmixing and supervised classification is applied to produce maps of fractional vegetation cover (FVC) for grasslands and detailed land-cover maps from QuickBird imagery. The maps are used to adapt the C factor, which accounts for land management in the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE). Further the data was introduced to the Pan-European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment (PESERA) model. Supervised land-cover classification yielded a total accuracy of 93.3%. Linear spectral unmixing of vegetation abundance showed a significant (at the 0.01 level) correlation to ground truth FVC. Both models yielded higher absolute soil erosion estimates and an improvement of spatial patterns when FVC and a detailed land-cover maps are considered. However, discrepancies between model estimates and Cs-137 erosion estimates remained, especially for the PESERA model. This is leading to the assumption that soil erosion processes not considered in the models, e.g. soil erosion caused by snow gliding, play a decisive role.

Meusburger, Katrin; Konz, Nadine; Schaub, Monika; Alewell, Christine

2010-05-01

382

Formulation development and optimization of polyox based quick dissolving film of quetiapine  

PubMed Central

Quick dissolving film prepared by various grades of polyox like Polyox N10, N80, N750 and N205. Polyox having excellent film forming capacity with rapid hydration power which leads to rapid disintegration of film upon contact with saliva. Film is optimized for concentration of polymer and plasticizer using CCD design. The tensile Strength, folding Endurance, % drug released at 10 min (Y10) and disintegration time were selected as dependent variables. The data revealed that 2% of polyox N 750 and 15% of PEG 400 showed excellent film forming property with rapid drug release profile. PMID:23066190

Chaudhary, A. Sunita; Chaudhary, B. Ankit; Mehta, A. Tejal

2012-01-01

383

Passive Optical Sample Assembly (POSA) for STS-1 quick look post-mission report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A passively deployed array of contamination-sensitive samples was mounted and flown in the cargo bay of the space shuttle Columbia during the first orbital flight test. A similar unit was mounted in a different location in the cargo bay at Dryden Flight Research Center during the postflight operations there prior to the ferry flight return of Columbia to Kennedy Space Center. The samples in both POSA arrays were subjected to a series of optical and analytical measurements prior to delivery for installation in the cargo bay and after retrieval of the flight hardware. A quick-look summary of the results of a comparison of the series of measurements is presented.

Linton, R. C.; Miller, E. R.

1981-01-01

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Quick and low cost measurement of soil parameters using a Kinect 3D scanner  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Retrieval of basic soil parameters such as bulk density and soil moisture from soil samples is a costly and time-consuming activity. Although indirect methods (heat or electromagnetic probes, radar backscatter, etc) are abundant, field truth measurement of soil parameters will remain important, if only to calibrate these other methods. We present a quick, field mountable setup to make 3D scans of surfaces up to 30 x 30 cm using a Kinect 3D scanner. By making scans before and after samples are taken, parameters such as bulk density and moisture content can easily be calculated.

Hut, R.; Van De Giesen, N.; Hagenaars, R.

2013-12-01

385

Pastoral Practices to Reverse Shrub Encroachment of Sub-Alpine Grasslands: Dung Beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) Respond More Quickly Than Vegetation  

PubMed Central

In recent decades, pastoral abandonment has produced profound ecological changes in the Alps. In particular, the reduction in grazing has led to extensive shrub encroachment of semi-natural grasslands, which may represent a threat to open habitat biodiversity. To reverse shrub encroachment, we assessed short-term effects of two different pastoral practices on vegetation and dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea). Strategic placement of mineral mix supplements (MMS) and arrangement of temporary night camp areas (TNCA) for cattle were carried out during summer 2011 in the Val Troncea Natural Park, north-western Italian Alps. In 2012, one year after treatment, a reduction in shrub cover and an increase in bare ground cover around MMS sites was detected. A more intense effect was detected within TNCA through increases in forage pastoral value, and in the cover and height of the herbaceous layer. Immediately after treatment, changes in dung beetle diversity (total abundance, species richness, Shannon diversity, taxonomic and functional diversity) showed a limited disturbance effect caused by high cattle density. In contrast, dung beetle diversity significantly increased one year later both at MMS and TNCA sites, with a stronger effect within TNCA. Multivariate Regression Trees and associated Indicator Value analyses showed that some ecologically relevant dung beetle species preferred areas deprived of shrub vegetation. Our main conclusions are: i) TNCA are more effective than MMS in terms of changes to vegetation and dung beetles, ii) dung beetles respond more quickly than vegetation to pastoral practices, and iii) the main driver of the rapid response by dung beetles is the removal of shrubs. The resulting increase in dung beetle abundance and diversity, which are largely responsible for grassland ecosystem functioning, may have a positive effect on meso-eutrophic grassland restoration. Shrub encroachment in the Alps may therefore be reversed, and restoration of grassland enhanced, by using appropriate pastoral practices. PMID:24358277

Tocco, Claudia; Probo, Massimiliano; Lonati, Michele; Lombardi, Giampiero; Negro, Matteo; Nervo, Beatrice; Rolando, Antonio; Palestrini, Claudia

2013-01-01

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Pastoral practices to reverse shrub encroachment of sub-alpine grasslands: dung beetles (coleoptera, scarabaeoidea) respond more quickly than vegetation.  

PubMed

In recent decades, pastoral abandonment has produced profound ecological changes in the Alps. In particular, the reduction in grazing has led to extensive shrub encroachment of semi-natural grasslands, which may represent a threat to open habitat biodiversity. To reverse shrub encroachment, we assessed short-term effects of two different pastoral practices on vegetation and dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea). Strategic placement of mineral mix supplements (MMS) and arrangement of temporary night camp areas (TNCA) for cattle were carried out during summer 2011 in the Val Troncea Natural Park, north-western Italian Alps. In 2012, one year after treatment, a reduction in shrub cover and an increase in bare ground cover around MMS sites was detected. A more intense effect was detected within TNCA through increases in forage pastoral value, and in the cover and height of the herbaceous layer. Immediately after treatment, changes in dung beetle diversity (total abundance, species richness, Shannon diversity, taxonomic and functional diversity) showed a limited disturbance effect caused by high cattle density. In contrast, dung beetle diversity significantly increased one year later both at MMS and TNCA sites, with a stronger effect within TNCA. Multivariate Regression Trees and associated Indicator Value analyses showed that some ecologically relevant dung beetle species preferred areas deprived of shrub vegetation. Our main conclusions are: i) TNCA are more effective than MMS in terms of changes to vegetation and dung beetles, ii) dung beetles respond more quickly than vegetation to pastoral practices, and iii) the main driver of the rapid response by dung beetles is the removal of shrubs. The resulting increase in dung beetle abundance and diversity, which are largely responsible for grassland ecosystem functioning, may have a positive effect on meso-eutrophic grassland restoration. Shrub encroachment in the Alps may therefore be reversed, and restoration of grassland enhanced, by using appropriate pastoral practices. PMID:24358277

Tocco, Claudia; Probo, Massimiliano; Lonati, Michele; Lombardi, Giampiero; Negro, Matteo; Nervo, Beatrice; Rolando, Antonio; Palestrini, Claudia

2013-01-01

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The Emergence of the Fast Fashion Business Model and Imposed Quick Response Challenges for Chinese Fabric Manufacturers  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter explores and develops fast fashion in the current retailing industry and its impacts on how the Chinese textile\\u000a manufacturing industry has adjusted to remain competitive. Fast fashion evolved at the turn of the twenty-first century into\\u000a a business approach characterized by fresh fashions, shorter life cycles, and faster production, placing significant pressure\\u000a for rapid delivery, quality products, and

Jennie Hope Peterson; Jimmy Chang; Yiu-Hing Wong; Carl A. Lawrence

388

A Simple WWW Interface and Quick Response System—Information Query System for Cross-Sectional Body Dimensions  

Microsoft Academic Search

We developed a query and analysis system for normal growth measurement of Japanese children on our WWW server using CGI. It has two subsystems. The first shows standard height and standard weight calculated by height. This subsystem can calculate the difference between measured height and the standard along with deviation and the ratio of measured weight to the standard weight.

Eisuke Hanada; Yuko Kenjo; Ken Hatae; Ryuichi Kuromaru; Yasuaki Antoku; Kohei Akazawa; Yoshiaki Nose

1997-01-01

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GIS coupled with traffic simulation and optimization for incident response  

Microsoft Academic Search

Incident response measures are continuously being developed to deal with each incident in an effective and timely manner. One critical component in incident response actions is to deploy appropriate response units to the incident scene and clear the incidence as quickly as possible. This paper presents a novel approach for dispatching response units, which incorporates an optimization process for multiple

Bo Huang; Xiaohong Pan

2007-01-01

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High-resolution 2-deoxyglucose autoradiography in quick-frozen slabs of neonatal rat olfactory bulb.  

PubMed

We have used rapid freezing and freeze-substitution fixation to permit electron microscopic study of [3H]2-deoxyglucose autoradiographs. The techniques minimize diffusion of label into processing fluids and, by inference, migration of label within tissue. Slabs of olfactory bulbs from 12-day-old rats were quick-frozen after one hour of exposure to physiological olfactory stimuli. In light microscopic autoradiographs at low magnification, the neuropil of individual olfactory glomeruli appeared uniformly labeled with different levels of labeling in different glomeruli. At higher magnification, glomerular neuropil labeling consisted of small unlabeled regions surrounded by label clusters, suggesting greater deoxyglucose uptake by olfactory nerve terminals as compared with their postsynaptic dendrites. Periglomerular neurons were labeled differentially. Some microglia and glia precursor cells were heavily labeled in all bulbar laminae. The ultrastructure of cells and neuropil in all bulbar laminae was well-preserved. Cell processes and organelles could be identified in both stained sections and unstained electron microscopic autoradiographs. These experiments demonstrate the feasibility of combining quick-freezing with freeze substitution, in order to extend the resolution of studies using diffusable tracers such as 2-deoxyglucose. The results suggest that this is a promising method for assessing several controversies concerning deoxyglucose incorporation and neuronal and glial metabolism. PMID:4027617

Benson, T E; Burd, G D; Greer, C A; Landis, D M; Shepherd, G M

1985-07-22

391

In-situ Mechanistic Study of Cobalt Carbide Nanoparticles by Quick-XAFS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The emergence of green technology markets such as hybrid/electric vehicles, direct drive wind turbines, and energy storage systems has created an increased demand for permanent magnets. We have explored a new nanostructured cobalt carbide material (NCC), which requires no rare earth elements, employs a simplified synthesis technique that lowers production costs, and has the potential to compete with the highest energy density permanent magnets currently produced. A modified polyol process was used to form the cobalt carbide nanoparticles. The formation mechanism of the Co2C and Co3C systems and their associated high-energy product and large anisotropy are poorly understood. We have utilized in-situ quick-XAFS to examine how variations in temperature, precursor concentration, and cooling rate all affect the formation kinetics of each phase and correlate this with the magnetic properties. The main advantage of Quick-XAFS over that of traditional XAFS is the ability to collect data every second during a reaction. This allows for more quantitative kinetic and mechanistic studies. The identification of the local environment, and in particular, the progression from Co-metal nuclei to the carbide phases is the main goal of this work.

Yoon, Hyoujung; Xu, Aoran; Sterbinsky, George; Arena, Dario; Huba, Zachary; Carpenter, Everett; Meng, Shirley; Carroll, Kyler

2013-03-01

392

Supply curve impacts of Quick Start projects in Phase 1 of the Resource Supply Expansion Program  

SciTech Connect

The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) prepared this report under contract to the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville), as part of the Resource Supply Expansion Project (RSEP). RSEP is a regional program instituted by Bonneville to expand conservation and renewable generation options available to resource planners and utilities. Resource alternatives are increased by RSEP through demonstration projects designed in a collaborative process that targets specific barriers to resource development including institutional, market, and reliability barriers. RSEP was launched with several projects that were designed and implemented quickly in 1992 to lay a foundation for future collaboration. The purpose of this report is to introduce the goal and structure of RSEP and to describe the so-called ``Quick Start`` RSEP projects in Phase One of RSEP. This description includes a preliminary estimate of the energy savings and/or other expected impacts of RSEP projects funded in FY 1992 and 1993. Similar estimates are also included for Bonneville projects to confirm wind and geothermal generation potential. Bonneville`s Geothermal Confirmation Agenda preceded implementation of RSEP, although it has a similar objective and collaborative approach.

Wright, G.A.; Warwick, W.M.; Durfee, D.L.

1993-12-01

393

Quick, portable toxicity testing of marine or terrigenous fluids, sediments, or chemicals with bioluminescent organism  

SciTech Connect

A hand-held, battery-operated instrument, which measures bioluminescence inhibition of the microscopic marine dinoflagellate Pyrocystis lunula, is capable of field-testing substances for toxicity. The organism is sensitive to ppb of strong toxicants. It tolerates some solvents in concentrations necessary for testing lipophylic samples. A test consumes only micrograms of sample. This method requires no adjustments for salinity, pH, color, or turbidity. It has been used successfully to test oil-well drilling fluids, brines produced with oil, waters and sediments from streams and lakes and petroleum-plant effluents containing contaminants such as benzene. The test is non-specific; however, if the substance is known, the end-point effects a direct measurement of its concentration. One-hour toxicity screening tests in the field produce results comparable to the standard four-hour laboratory test. Keeping the sample in the dark during incubation and testing, together with shortness of the overall procedure, eliminates anomalies from light-sensitive substances. Day-to-day variation, as well as among test replicates, is less than 10%. This quick method yields results comparable with a quick test that uses Photobacterium phosphoria, and with 96-hour tests that use Mysidopsis bahia, Artemia salina, Gonyaulax polyedra, Pimephales promelas, Ceriodaphnia dubia, and Cyprinodon variegatus.

Sabate, R.W.; Stiffey, A.V.; Dewailly, E.L. [Lumitox Gulf L.C., New Orleans, LA (United States)

1995-12-31

394

Modeling Self-Ionized Plasma Wakefield Acceleration for Afterburner Parameters Using QuickPIC  

SciTech Connect

For the parameters envisaged in possible afterburner stages[1] of a plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA), the self-fields of the particle beam can be intense enough to tunnel ionize some neutral gases. Tunnel ionization has been investigated as a way for the beam itself to create the plasma, and the wakes generated may differ from those generated in pre-ionized plasmas[2],[3]. However, it is not practical to model the whole stage of PWFA with afterburner parameters using the models described in [2] and [3]. Here we describe the addition of a tunnel ionization package using the ADK model into QuickPIC, a highly efficient quasi-static particle in cell (PIC) code which can model a PWFA with afterburner parameters. Comparison between results from OSIRIS (a full PIC code with ionization) and from QuickPIC with the ionization package shows good agreement. Preliminary results using parameters relevant to the E164X experiment and the upcoming E167 experiment at SLAC are shown.

Zhou, M.; Clayton, C.E.; Decyk, V.K.; Huang, C.; Johnson, D.K.; Joshi, C.; Lu, W.; Mori, W.B.; Tsung, F.S.; /UCLA; Deng, S.; Katsouleas, T.; Muggli, P.; Oz, E.; /Southern; Decker, F.-J.; Iverson, R.; O'Connel, C.; Walz, D.; /SLAC

2006-01-25

395

A method to ingest GPS-TEC into the NeQuick ionospheric model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a method to ingest Total Electron Content measurements from ground-based GPS receivers into the empirical NeQuick model. The method here presented relies upon optimizing the parameter that primarily drives the NeQuick profile, i.e., the electron density of the F2 peak, NmF2. The effectiveness of the method is assessed in a rather benevolent ionospheric scenario: a midlatitude region and quiet geomagnetic days that cover solstices and equinoxes conditions during a medium-high solar activity year. Thus, the procedure demonstrated to be capable of improving the climatological value of NmF2 computed from the Radioscience Section of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R) database. This capability was assessed by comparing the ITU-R value and the corrected value produced by our method to the value measured with a Digisonde. The result of this comparison was an overall reduction of the error of the NmF2 parameter to approximately half of its original value.

Brunini, C.; Gularte, E.; Meza, A.; Radicella, S. M.; Nava, B.; Coisson, P.; Mosert, M.

2007-08-01

396

A quick algorithm of counting flow accumulation matrix for deriving drainage networks from a DEM  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Computerized auto-extraction of drainage networks from Digital Elevation Model (DEM) has been widely used in hydrological modeling and relevant studies. Several essential procedures need to be implemented in eight-directional(D8) watershed delineation method, among which a problem need to be resolved is the lack of a high efficiency algorithm for quick and accurate computation of flow accumulation matrix involved in river network delineations. For the problem of depression filling, the algorithm presented by Oliver Planchon has resolved it. This study was aimed to develop a simple and quick algorithm for flow accumulation matrix computations. For this purpose, a simple and high efficiency algorithm of the time complexity of O(n) compared to the commonly used code of the time complexity of O(n2) orO(nlogn) , has been developed. Performance tests on this newly developed algorithm were conducted for different size of DEMs, and the results suggested that the algorithm has a linear time complexity with increasing sizes of DEM. The computation efficiency of this newly developed algorithm is many times higher than the commonly used code, and for a DEM of size 1000*1000, flow accumulation matrix computation can be completed within only several seconds compared with about few minutes needed by common used algorithms.

Wang, Yanping; Liu, Yonghe; Xie, Hongbo; Xiang, ZhongLin

2011-06-01

397

TIPS FOR HEALTHIER EATING . . . ON THE GO! Most Americans eat out often and are looking for quick, good-tasting  

E-print Network

TIPS FOR HEALTHIER EATING . . . ON THE GO! Most Americans eat out often and are looking for quick, good-tasting foods to fit their hectic lifestyles. Whether it's carry-out, food courts, work cafeteria

O'Toole, Alice J.

398

http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wayf?A-1 Quick Reference Guide to Zetoc Alert  

E-print Network

1 http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wayf?A-1 Quick Reference Guide to Zetoc Alert NOTE: All links. This document is available in Word and online versions. 1. About Zetoc Alert In .............................................................................................................1 Creating an Alert List

Cambridge, University of

399

Quick-hardening problems are eliminated with spray gun modification which mixes resin and accelerator liquids during application  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A modified spray gun, with separate containers for resin and additive components, solves the problems of quick hardening and nozzle clogging. At application, separate atomizers spray the liquids in front of the nozzle face where they blend.

Johnson, O. W.

1964-01-01

400

QuickBird-based analysis for the spatial characterization of archaeological sites: Case study of the Monte Serico medieval village  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential of high-resolution QuickBird satellite imagery for archaeological investigations is assessed in the well documented site of Monteserico Village in the Southern Italy. The considered test site presents complex topographical and morphological features, typical of many medieval settlements, which make archaeological prospection with any remote sensing technologies difficult. Results from our investigations showed that the QuickBird fused products can

Rosa Lasaponara; Nicola Masini

2005-01-01

401

Serologic Diagnosis of Human Taenia solium Cysticercosis by Using Recombinant and Synthetic Antigens in QuickELISA(TM)  

PubMed Central

Diagnosis of Taenia solium cysticercosis is an important component in the control and elimination of cysticercosis and taeniasis. New detection assays using recombinant and synthetic antigens originating from the lentil lectin-purified glycoproteins (LLGPs) of T. solium cysticerci were developed in a QuickELISA™ format. We analyzed a panel of 474 serum samples composed of 108 serum samples from donors with two or more viable cysts, 252 serum samples from persons with other parasitic infections, and 114 serum samples from persons with no documented illnesses. The sensitivities and specificities of T24H QuickELISA™, GP50 QuickELISA™, and Ts18var1 QuickELISA™ were 96.3% and 99.2%, 93.5% and 98.6%, and 89.8% and 96.4%, respectively, for detecting cases with multiple, viable cysts. T24H QuickELISA™ performs best among the three assays, and has sensitivity and specificity values comparable to those of the LLGP enzyme-linked immunosorbent blot. The QuickELISA™ are simple, rapid quantitative methods for detecting antibodies specific for T. solium cysticerci antigens. PMID:21460015

Lee, Yeuk-Mui; Handali, Sukwan; Hancock, Kathy; Pattabhi, Sowmya; Kovalenko, Victor A.; Levin, Andrew; Rodriguez, Silvia; Lin, Sehching; Scheel, Christina M.; Gonzalez, Armando E.; Gilman, Robert H.; Garcia, Hector H.; Tsang, Victor C. W.

2011-01-01

402

Farm Mapping to Assist, Protect, and Prepare Emergency Responders: Farm MAPPER.  

PubMed

Responders such as firefighters and emergency medical technicians who respond to farm emergencies often face complex and unknown environments. They may encounter hazards such as fuels, solvents, pesticides, caustics, and exploding gas storage cylinders. Responders may be unaware of dirt roads within the farm that can expedite their arrival at critical sites or snow-covered manure pits that act as hidden hazards. A response to a farm, unless guided by someone familiar with the operation, may present a risk to responders and post a challenge in locating the victim. This project explored the use of a Web-based farm-mapping application optimized for tablets and accessible via easily accessible on-site matrix barcodes, or quick response codes (QR codes), to provide emergency responders with hazard and resource information to agricultural operations. Secured portals were developed for both farmers and responders, allowing both parties to populate and customize farm maps with icons. Data were stored online and linked to QR codes attached to mailbox posts where emergency responders may read them with a mobile device. Mock responses were conducted on dairy farms to test QR code linking efficacy, Web site security, and field usability. Findings from farmer usability tests showed willingness to enter data as well as ease of Web site navigation and data entry even with farmers who had limited computer knowledge. Usability tests with emergency responders showed ease of QR code connectivity to the farm maps and ease of Web site navigation. Further research is needed to improve data security as well as assess the program's applicability to nonfarm environments and integration with existing emergency response systems. The next phases of this project will expand the program for regional and national use, develop QR code-linked, Web-based extrication guidance for farm machinery for victim entrapment rescue, and create QR code-linked online training videos and materials for limited English proficient immigrant farm workers. PMID:24911683

Reyes, Iris; Rollins, Tami; Mahnke, Andrea; Kadolph, Christopher; Minor, Gerald; Keifer, Matthew

2014-01-01

403

QuickTox™ Drug\\/Adulteration Test COC\\/MOR\\/MET\\/THC\\/PCP with Nitrite, Creatinine, pH and Oxidizing Agent Adulteration Test Pads  

Microsoft Academic Search

Additionally QuickTox™ can assess the validity of the urine sample simultaneous to drug-of-abuse testing. The adulteration pads of the QuickTox™ Test are chemical indicator assays that provide visual qualitative results for nitrite, creatinine, pH and oxidizing agents. The QuickTox™ Drug\\/Adulteration Test is intended for the professionals in vitro diagnostic use only, and is not intended for over-the-counter sale. The QuickTox™

COC Benzoylecgonine

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Quick, Selective and Reversible Photocrosslinking Reaction between 5-Methylcytosine and 3-Cyanovinylcarbazole in DNA Double Strand  

PubMed Central

Selective photocrosslinking reaction between 3-cyanovinylcarbazole nucleoside (CNVK) and 5-methylcytosine (mC), which is known as epigenetic modification in genomic DNA, was developed. The reaction was completely finished within 5 s of 366 nm irradiation, and the rate of this photocrosslinking reaction was ca. 30-fold higher than that in the case of unmodified normal cytosine. There were no significant differences in the thermodynamic parameters and the kinetics of hybrid formation of oligonucleotide (ODN) containing CNVK and its complementary ODN containing C or mC at the photocrosslinking site, and suggesting that the quick and selective photoreaction has potential for the selective detection of mC in the DNA strand via the photocrosslinking reaction. PMID:23481638

Fujimo, Kenzo; Konishi-Hiratsuka, Kaoru; Sakamoto, Takashi

2013-01-01

405

Quick MLPA test for quantification of SMN1 and SMN2 copy numbers.  

PubMed

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disease caused in about 95% of SMA patients by homozygous deletion of the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene or its conversion to the highly homologous SMN2 gene. In the majority of cases, disease severity correlates inversely with increased SMN2 copy number. Because of the comparatively high incidence of healthy carriers and severity of the disease, detection of sequence alterations and quantification of SMN1 and SMN2 copy numbers are essential for exact diagnosis and genetic counselling. Several assays have been developed for this purpose. Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) is a versatile technique for relative quantification of different nucleic acid sequences in a single reaction. Here, we establish a quick MLPA-based assay for the detection of SMN1 and SMN2 copy numbers with high specificity and low complexity. PMID:20659551

Passon, Nadia; Dubsky de Wittenau, Giorgia; Jurman, Irena; Radovic, Slobodanka; Bregant, Elisa; Molinis, Cristiano; Damante, Giuseppe; Lonigro, Incoronata Renata

2010-10-01

406

Visualization and Logical Binding of Hyperspectral Data Using QuickViz and SAADA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Next generation integral-field spectrographs (IFS) such as MUSE will record large hyperspectral cubes and thus generate a huge amount of observational and interpretable data. Their visualization remains a problematic and crucial task before any processing. In addition, observation parameters such as variance values may also be associated to each cube and be involved in the scientific interpretation of the data. In this paper, we propose a new software named QuickViz that provides a set of basic and advanced features enabling the exploration of such hyperspectral images with their related observation parameters. This new software is designed in Java as an Aladin plug-in and thus extends its hyperspectral functionalities while managing all the interactions between cubes and extracted spectra. Moreover, the specifications of the SAADA application allowing to automatically generate astronomical relational databases give the ability to easily explore such large data sets with respect to their complex relationships.

Petremand, M.; Michel, L.; Louys, M.

2011-07-01

407

Device for quickly sensing the amount of O2 in a combustion product gas  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A sensing device comprising an O2 sensor, a pump, a compressor, and a heater is provided to quickly sense the amount of O2 in a combustion product gas. A sample of the combustion product gas is compressed to a pressure slightly above one atmosphere by the compressor. Next, the heater heats the sample between 800 C and 900 C. Next, the pump causes the sample to be flushed against the electrode located in O2 sensor 6000 to 10,000 times per second. Reference air at approximately one atmosphere is provided to the electrode of O2 sensor. Accordingly, the O2 sensor produces a voltage which is proportional to the amount of oxygen in the combustion product gas. This voltage may be used to control the amount of O2 entering into the combustion chamber which produces the combustion product gas.

Singh, Jag J. (inventor); Davis, William T. (inventor); Puster, Richard L. (inventor)

1990-01-01

408

Tropical islands quick data gap analysis guided by coral reef geomorphological maps.  

PubMed

A gap analysis is the initial step towards the identification of areas where data are needed. However, often, data coverage cannot be assessed against a reference that objectively guides the identification of both gaps and priority areas for data acquisition. Here, we describe a quick, effective and reproducible spatial data gap analysis approach based on the relationship between location of available metadata and coral reef geomorphological richness. In Solomon Islands, we identified gaps defined by high richness and low biological data coverage. We collected metadata only, to avoid dealing with data ownership, availability, and formats, and to be able to identify gaps in less than two months. This fast method does not replace quantitative and comprehensive gap analysis, but provides effective identification of areas of high natural value and limited knowledge. The method is widely applicable and particularly invaluable for large and complex domains such as the Coral Triangle. PMID:24559737

Andréfouët, Serge; Hamel, Mélanie A

2014-04-15

409

Quick Detection of High-degree Entities in Large Directed Networks  

E-print Network

In this paper, we address the problem of quick detection of high-degree entities in large online social networks. Practical importance of this problem is attested by a large number of companies that continuously collect and update statistics about popular entities, usually using the degree of an entity as an approximation of its popularity. We suggest a simple, efficient, and easy to implement two-stage randomized algorithm that provides highly accurate solutions for this problem. For instance, our algorithm needs only one thousand API requests in order to find the top-100 most followed users in Twitter, a network with approximately a billion of registered users, with more than 90% precision. Our algorithm significantly outperforms existing methods and serves many different purposes, such as finding the most popular users or the most popular interest groups in social networks. An important contribution of this work is the analysis of the proposed algorithm using Extreme Value Theory -- a branch of probability...

Avrachenkov, Konstantin; Prokhorenkova, Liudmila Ostroumova; Suyargulova, Eugenia

2014-01-01

410

SlimQuick(TM) - associated hepatotoxicity in a woman with alpha-1 antitrypsin heterozygosity  

PubMed Central

Green tea (Camellia sinensis)-associated hepatotoxicity is reported. However, the presence of alpha-1 antitrypsin MZ phenotype as a predisposing factor to green tea-associated drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is unknown. A previously healthy woman with alpha-1 antitrypsin MZ phenotype who took SlimQuick™, an herbal supplement containing green tea extract, developed severe hepatotoxicity requiring corticosteroid treatment. Green tea-associated hepatotoxicity is reviewed and alpha-1 antitrypsin MZ phenotype as a predisposing factor to green tea-associated DILI is discussed. Liver biopsy demonstrated marked inflammation with necrosis suggestive of toxic injury with diffuse alpha-1 antitrypsin globule deposition on immunostaining. Corticosteroid therapy resulted in rapid clinical improvement. Alpha-1 antitrypsin MZ phenotype may increase vulnerability to herbal hepatotoxicity. PMID:22567188

Weinstein, Douglas H; Twaddell, William S; Raufman, Jean-Pierre; Philosophe, Benjamin; Mindikoglu, Ayse L

2012-01-01

411

Quick and accurate measures in negative pressure pulmonary edema: a guideline for orthognathic surgeons.  

PubMed

Perioperative pulmonary edema is a rare complication of maxillofacial surgery. However, this potentially fatal complication may arise during any maxillofacial surgery. Negative pressure pulmonary edema can be caused by upper airway obstruction after operation. When this phenomenon arises, if not treated properly, it progresses rapidly causing fatal outcomes. Because orthognathic surgery is performed mostly on healthy and young patients, surgeons and anesthesiologists might neglect the possibility of such complications. Therefore, we must always take into consideration the possibility of negative pressure pulmonary edema. Careful observation of the patient; accurate knowledge; and active, quick, and noninvasive safe measures are required to treat this malady when it does occur. We report a case of negative pressure pulmonary edema after orthognathic surgery and its successful treatment. PMID:25153065

Hong, Sung Ok; Chung, Jun-Young; Lee, Deok-Won

2014-09-01

412

Determination of the Maximum Control Forces and Attainable Quickness in the Operation of Airplane Controls  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report is intended to furnish bases for load assumptions in the designing of airplane controls. The maximum control forces and quickness of operation are determined. The maximum forces for a strong pilot with normal arrangement of the controls is taken as 1.25 times the mean value obtained from tests with twelve persons. Tests with a number of persons were expected to show the maximum forces that a man of average strength can exert on the control stick in operating the elevator and ailerons and also on the rudder bar. The effect of fatigue, of duration and of the nature (static or dynamic) of the force, as also the condition of the test subject (with or without belt) were also considered.

Hertel, Heinrich

1930-01-01

413

Geographic object-based delineation of neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana using QuickBird satellite imagery  

PubMed Central

The objective was to test GEographic Object-based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) techniques for delineating neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana using QuickBird multispectral imagery. Two approaches to aggregating census enumeration areas (EAs) based on image-derived measures of vegetation objects were tested: (1) merging adjacent EAs according to vegetation measures and (2) image segmentation. Both approaches exploit readily available functions within commercial GEOBIA software. Image-derived neighborhood maps were compared to a reference map derived by spatial clustering of slum index values (from census data), to provide a relative assessment of potential map utility. A size-constrained iterative segmentation approach to aggregation was more successful than standard image segmentation or feature merge techniques. The segmentation approaches account for size and shape characteristics, enabling more realistic neighborhood boundaries to be delineated. The percentage of vegetation patches within each EA yielded more realistic delineation of potential neighborhoods than mean vegetation patch size per EA. PMID:20689664

Stow, Douglas A.; Lippitt, Christopher D.; Weeks, John R.

2010-01-01

414

A robust and quick method to validate large scale flood inundation modelling with SAR remote sensing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With flood frequency likely to increase as a result of altered precipitation patterns triggered by climate change, there is a growing demand for more data and, at the same time, improved flood inundation modeling. The aim is to develop more reliable flood forecasting systems over large scales that account for errors and inconsistencies in observations, modeling, and output. Over the last few decades, there have been major advances in the fields of remote sensing, particularly microwave remote sensing, and flood inundation modeling. At the same time both research communities are attempting to roll out their products on a continental to global scale. In a first attempt to harmonize both research efforts on a very large scale, a two-dimensional flood model has been built for the Niger Inland Delta basin in northwest Africa on a 700 km reach of the Niger River, an area similar to the size of the UK. This scale demands a different approach to traditional 2D model structuring and we have implemented a simplified version of the shallow water equations as developed in [1] and complemented this formulation with a sub-grid structure for simulating flows in a channel much smaller than the actual grid resolution of the model. This joined integration allows to model flood flows across two dimensions with efficient computational speeds but without losing out on channel resolution when moving to coarse model grids. Using gaged daily flows, the model was applied to simulate the wetting and drying of the Inland Delta floodplain for 7 years from 2002 to 2008, taking less than 30 minutes to simulate 365 days at 1 km resolution. In these rather data poor regions of the world and at this type of scale, verification of flood modeling is realistically only feasible with wide swath or global mode remotely sensed imagery. Validation of the Niger model was carried out using sequential global mode SAR images over the period 2006/7. This scale not only requires different types of models and data but also a more robust and quick method to assess model skill than most existing model performance statistics. Existing fit statistics rely most often on fit statistics between a classified remotely sensed image and a model simulation, but this type of assessment becomes quickly impractical at very large scales. Therefore, we propose a quick and robust method to verify model skill based on computing differences between model and SAR image loadings of a principal component analysis for the period of image availability. Although the power of the method to discriminate between models of different hydraulic parameterizations is expected to be relatively limited, our findings show that it may be a quick and objective procedure to inform about model credibility over very large scales by separating out poorly performing models. [1] Bates, P. D., Horritt, M. S., & Fewtrell, T. J. (2010). A simple inertial formulation of the shallow water equations for efficient two dimensional flood inundation modelling. Journal of Hydrology, 387, 33-45.

Schumann, G. J.; Neal, J. C.; Bates, P. D.

2011-12-01

415

Quick and effective technique for specimen extraction during video-assisted thoracic surgery.  

PubMed

We describe here a novel technique for specimen extraction during video-assisted thoracic surgery. Traditionally, most surgeons extract specimens using a tough nylon sac or bag. However, this procedure is time-consuming and difficult for trainees to perform. We developed a novel extraction sac with two positioning finger sacs. Our technique consists of first grasping the specimen and then enclosing it with the sac instead of placing the specimen into the sac. By grasping the specimen and performing a movement resembling the drawing off of a glove, the resected specimen is inserted into the bag and can be subsequently extracted. We conclude that this new strategy is an effective, quick and safe technique. PMID:20514584

Yin, R; Zhang, Z; Jiang, F; Feng, D; Huang, J; Xu, L

2010-06-01

416

IDR/QR: An Incremental Dimension Reduction Algorithm via QR Decomposition  

E-print Network

extensions have been developed to deal with the singularity problem encountered by clas- sical LDA). Due to the difficulty of designing an incre- mental solution for the eigenvalue problem on the product data items are dy- namically inserted. Categories and Subject Descriptors: H.2.8 [Database Management

Ye, Jieping

417

Global Quick Scan of the Vulnerability of Groundwater systems to Tsunamis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fresh groundwater resources in deltaic areas are used for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. These resources in the coastal zone are threatened by salinization of the aquifers due to global change (increase of groundwater extraction due to population growth), climate change (including sea level rise), as well as natural disasters such as floods and tsunamis. Studies of how the coastal fresh groundwater resources are affected by the latter phenomena are often done a posteriori, especially the studies related to tsunami effects (e.g. the 2003 Sumatra Tsunami). Then it is often too late to take appropriated measures to counteract the negative effects (e.g. on drinking water supply). These complex studies are time consuming, and need data which might not be available at the time of the disaster when a fast reaction of the water authorities is needed, e.g. to facilitate a quick and easy to access fresh water supply system. In our study we present a Global Quick Scan of the vulnerability of the deltaic fresh groundwater resources to tsunamis. We created a global database including the data needed to generate fast and simple models on the salinization of groundwater systems in the coastal zone. These quantifications give water manager a first approximation of the effects that a tsunami would have on the salinization of the fresh groundwater. The data collected in this database has been used to generate a map showing the areas with coastal groundwater systems vulnerable to tsunami effects, as well as a dataset of 500 2D models representing the physical characteristics of the most frequent coastal groundwater systems in tsunami vulnerable areas. These 2D models simulate the loss in fresh groundwater volume of the system and the characteristic time of a system before it recovers 90% of the fresh groundwater that was available previous to the tsunami event. A similar approach could be adopted for assessing the effect of sea level rise and future increased groundwater extractions on vulnerable coastal groundwater systems worldwide.

Oude Essink, Gualbert; Faneca Sànchez, Marta; Zamrsky, Daniel

2014-05-01

418

Quick Look Report of Acceleration Measurements on Mir Space Station During Mir-16  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Microgravity Science and Applications Division (MSAD) sponsors the Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) to support microgravity science experiments with microgravity acceleration measurements. In the past, SAMS was flown exclusively on the NASA Orbiters. MSAD is currently sponsoring science experiments participating in the Shuttle-Mir Science Program in cooperation with the Russians on the Mir space station. Included in the complement of MSAD experiments and equipment is a SAMS unit installed on the Mir space station. On 25 August 1994, the SAMS unit was launched on a Russia Progress vehicle to the Mir space station. The SAMS unit will support science experiments from the U.S. and Russia in a manner similar to the Orbiter missions by measuring the microgravity environments during the experiment operations. In October 1994, the SAMS unit recorded data on Mir for over fifty-three hours in seven different time periods to survey possible locations for future experiments. This report presents a quick look at the data and the microgravity environment during the time periods in which SAMS data were acquired. The Mir acceleration data were examined to ascertain gross attributes of the data. This report does not present an exhaustive examination of all possible activities due to the short time available to prepare this quick look report and due to the absence of complete timeline information during the SAMS recording time periods. Appendices A, B and C provide plots of the SAMS data for an overview of the microgravity environment at the times that data were recorded. Appendix D describes the procedures to access SAMS data by file transfer protocol (ftp) utilizing the internet. Appendix E contains a user comment sheet.

Delombard, Richard; Rogers, Melissa J. B.

1995-01-01

419

Implementation of the high-order schemes QUICK and LECUSSO in the COMMIX-1C Program  

SciTech Connect

Multidimensional analysis computer programs based on the finite volume method, such as COMMIX-1C, have been commonly used to simulate thermal-hydraulic phenomena in engineering systems such as nuclear reactors. In COMMIX-1C, the first-order schemes with respect to both space and time are used. In many situations such as flow recirculations and stratifications with steep gradient of velocity and temperature fields, however, high-order difference schemes are necessary for an accurate prediction of the fields. For these reasons, two second-order finite difference numerical schemes, QUICK (Quadratic Upstream Interpolation for Convective Kinematics) and LECUSSO (Local Exact Consistent Upwind Scheme of Second Order), have been implemented in the COMMIX-1C computer code. The formulations were derived for general three-dimensional flows with nonuniform grid sizes. Numerical oscillation analyses for QUICK and LECUSSO were performed. To damp the unphysical oscillations which occur in calculations with high-order schemes at high mesh Reynolds numbers, a new FRAM (Filtering Remedy and Methodology) scheme was developed and implemented. To be consistent with the high-order schemes, the pressure equation and the boundary conditions for all the conservation equations were also modified to be of second order. The new capabilities in the code are listed. Test calculations were performed to validate the implementation of the high-order schemes. They include the test of the one-dimensional nonlinear Burgers equation, two-dimensional scalar transport in two impinging streams, von Karmann vortex shedding, shear driven cavity flow, Couette flow, and circular pipe flow. The calculated results were compared with available data; the agreement is good.

Sakai, K.; Sun, J.G.; Sha, W.T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.

1995-08-01

420

[Development of dental quick casting with zircon-phosphoric acid investments].  

PubMed

The application of zircon (ZrSiO4) that has high refractoriness, high thermal conductivity and a low coefficient of thermal expansion, to quick casting investment was studied. Various zircon powders and phosphoric acid solutions were tested with respect to the higher thermal shock resistance. The formulation and properties of zircon-phosphoric acid investment materials such as water/powder ratio, fluidity of slurry, setting time, setting expansion, thermal expansion, thermal analysis, green and fired compressive strength were measured. Formulation of zircon slurry for coating was zircon flower #600 30%, zircon flower #350 10%, and zircon sand CP 60%, and that for sanding was zircon flower #200. The mixing liquid was 15% phosphoric acid and liquid/powder ratio was 0.1. The slurry using phosphoric acid had good fluidity and good workability. The 24-hour green strength was 1 MPa, fired strength was 10 MPa, 24-hour setting expansion was -0.04% and the thermal expansion at 1000 degrees C was 0.31%. Immediately after coating with zircon slurry, the coating layer was dried, sintered and dewaxed by thermal shock. The thermal shock consisted of the following four-step manipulations. The first is hot air drying (50 degrees C, 5 minutes), the second is heat shock (900 degrees C, 3 seconds), the third is redrying (220 degrees C, 3 minutes) and the fourth is dewaxing (550 degrees C, 3 minutes). Small casting of pure titanium and K-metal could be done successfully by the quick casting method using the zircon-phosphoric acid investments. It was found that the total expansion of the secondary investments influenced the casting adapatability. PMID:2135526

Fukumoto, R

1990-03-01

421

Dagik: A Quick Look System of the Geospace Data in KML format  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dagik (Daily Geospace data in KML) is a quick look plot sharing system using Google Earth as a data browser. It provides daily data lists that contain network links to the KML/KMZ files of various geospace data. KML is a markup language to display data on Google Earth, and KMZ is a compressed file of KML. Users can browse the KML/KMZ files with the following procedures: 1) download "dagik.kml" from Dagik homepage (http://www- step.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dagik/), and open it with Google Earth, 2) select date, 3) select data type to browse. Dagik is a collection of network links to KML/KMZ files. The daily Dagik files are available since 1957, though they contain only the geomagnetic index data in the early periods. There are three activities of Dagik. The first one is the generation of the daily data lists, the second is to provide several useful tools, such as observatory lists, and the third is to assist researchers to make KML/KMZ data plots. To make the plot browsing easy, there are three rules for Dagik plot format: 1) one file contains one UT day data, 2) use common plot panel size, 3) share the data list. There are three steps to join Dagik as a plot provider: 1) make KML/KMZ files of the data, 2) put the KML/KMZ files on Web, 3) notice Dagik group the URL address and description of the files. The KML/KMZ files will be included in Dagik data list. As of September 2007, quick looks of several geosphace data, such as GPS total electron content data, ionosonde data, magnetometer data, FUV imaging data by a satellite, ground-based airglow data, and satellite footprint data, are available. The system of Dagik is introduced in the presentation. u.ac.jp/dagik/

Yoshida, D.; Saito, A.

2007-12-01

422

Assortment diversity in relation to financial productivity: contributions towards merchandising theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to contribute to merchandising theory development by testing and refining Rupe and Kunz’s Volume per Stock-keeping unit for an Assortment (VSA) and Assortment Diversity Index(ADI), using multiple merchandising performance measures. Behavioural Theory of the Apparel Firm with a Quick Response construct (BTAF\\/QR), was used as the theoretical framework for the study. The data were

Seung-Eun Lee; Grace I. Kunz

2001-01-01

423

Pronto moda Tokyo-style – emergence of collection-free street fashion in Tokyo and the Seoul-Tokyo fashion connection  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emergence of purely “street-born” fashion styles in the 1990s in the young women’s casual wear market in Tokyo has revealed the limitations of the conventional framework of quick response (QR) approaches that have long been implemented by Japanese fashion houses. They were found to be incapable of responding to the need for fresh fashion designs in the extremely volatile

Nobukaza Azuma

2002-01-01

424

Quick biochemical markers for assessment of quality control of intraoperative cell salvage: a prospective observational study  

PubMed Central

Background Intraoperative Cell Salvage (ICS), hereby referred to ‘mechanical red cell salvage’, has been widely used in adult elective major surgeries to reduce requirement for homologous red blood cell transfusion and its associated complications. However, amount of free haemoglobin (fHb) from ICS has been shown related to incidence of renal failure. fHb is the most important indicator of quality control of cell salvaged blood, thus monitoring the fHb concentration is imperative to minimise renal injury. However, currently there has been lacking quick biochemical markers to monitor the levels of fHb during ICS. The aim of this study was to screen quick biochemical markers for evaluating the amount of fHb during use of intraoperative cell salvage. Methods Twenty patients undergoing elective cardiovascular surgery were enrolled. Blood was collected and processed using a Fresenius continuous auto-transfusion system device. The concentration of fHb, albumin (Alb), and calcium (Ca) in three washing modes were measured, and their clearance rates were calculated. The correlations among the clearances and concentrations of fHb, albumin, and calcium were analysed. Results In three washing modes, concentrations of albumin and calcium are significantly associated with amount of fHb:fHb(g/L) = 0.111Alb(g/L) –0.108, R = 0.638, p?=?0.000; fHb(g/L) = 1.721Ca(mmol/L) +0.091, R = 0.514, p?=?0.000. Furthermore, the clearance rates of albumin and calcium significantly predict clearance of fHb, CRfHb?=?0.310CRALB?+?0.686, R = 0.753, p?=?0.000, CRfHb?=?0.073 CR Ca?+?0.913, R = 0.497, p?=?0.000. Conclusions In clinic practice, clearance rates of albumin, or calcium can be used to evaluate the quality of salvaged blood, fHb. Bed-side measurement of calcium could offer a more feasible means for clinicians to undertake a real-time assessment of fHb. PMID:24886505

2014-01-01

425

A fast reactor transient analysis methodology for PCs: Volume 3, LTC program manual of the QuickBASIC code  

SciTech Connect

This manual augments the detailed manual of the GW-BASIC version of the LTC code for an application in QuickBASIC. As most of the GW-BASIC coding of this program for ``LMR Transient Calculations`` is compatible with QuickBASIC, this manual pertains primarily to the required changes, such as the handling of input and output. The considerable reduction in computation time achieved by this conversion is demonstrated for two sample problems, using a variety of hardware and execution options. The revised code is listed. Although the severe storage limitations of GW-BASIC no longer apply, the LOF transient path has not been completed in this QuickBASIC code. Its advantages are thus primarily in the much faster running time for TOP and LOHS transients. For the fastest PC hardware (486) and execution option the computation time is reduced by a factor of 124 compared to GW-BASIC on a 386/20.

Ott, K.O.; Chung, L. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States). School of Nuclear Engineering

1992-06-01

426

A fast reactor transient analysis methodology for PCs: Volume 3, LTC program manual of the QuickBASIC code  

SciTech Connect

This manual augments the detailed manual of the GW-BASIC version of the LTC code for an application in QuickBASIC. As most of the GW-BASIC coding of this program for LMR Transient Calculations'' is compatible with QuickBASIC, this manual pertains primarily to the required changes, such as the handling of input and output. The considerable reduction in computation time achieved by this conversion is demonstrated for two sample problems, using a variety of hardware and execution options. The revised code is listed. Although the severe storage limitations of GW-BASIC no longer apply, the LOF transient path has not been completed in this QuickBASIC code. Its advantages are thus primarily in the much faster running time for TOP and LOHS transients. For the fastest PC hardware (486) and execution option the computation time is reduced by a factor of 124 compared to GW-BASIC on a 386/20.

Ott, K.O.; Chung, L. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States). School of Nuclear Engineering)

1992-06-01

427

Substitution of valine for glycine-558 in the congenital dysthrombin thrombin Quick II alters primary substrate specificity  

SciTech Connect

Thrombin Quick II is one of two dysfunctional forms of thrombin derived from the previously described congenital dysprothrombin prothrombin Quick. Thrombin Quick II does not clot fibrinogen, hydrolyze p-nitroanilide substrates of thrombin, or bind N{sup 2}-(5-(dimethylamino)naphthalene-1-sulfonyl)arginine N,N-(3-ethyl-1,5-pentanediyl)amide, a high-affinity competitive inhibitor of thrombin. To determine the structural alteration in thrombin Quick II, the reduced, carboxymethylated protein was hydrolyzed by a lysyl endopeptidase. A peptide not present in a parallel thrombin hydrolysate was identified by reverse-phase chromatography. This Gly residue, which is highly conserved in the chymotrypsin family of serine proteases, forms part of the substrate binding pocket for bulky aromatic and basic side chains in chymotrypsin and trypsin, respectively. However, in porcine elastase 1, the corresponding residue is threonine. Consistent with the identified structural alteration, thrombin Quick II incorporates ({sup 3}H)diisopropyl fluorophosphate stoichiometrically and hydrolyzes the elastase substrate succinyl-Ala-Ala-Pro-Leu-p-nitroanilide with a relative k{sub cat}/K{sub M} of 0.14 when compared to thrombin. This results from a 3-fold increase in K{sub M} and a 2.5-fold decrease in k{sub cat} for thrombin Quick II when compared to thrombin acting on the same substrate. These results and those of other investigators studying mutant trypsins support the conclusion that the catalytic activity of serine proteases is very sensitive to structural alterations in the primary substrate binding pocket.

Henriksen, R.A.; Mann, K.G. (Univ. of Vermont, Burlington (USA))

1989-03-07

428

Object-based classification of residential land use within Accra, Ghana based on QuickBird satellite data  

PubMed Central

A segmentation and hierarchical classification approach applied to QuickBird multispectral satellite data was implemented, with the goal of delineating residential land use polygons and identifying low and high socio-economic status of neighbourhoods within Accra, Ghana. Two types of object-based classification strategies were tested, one based on spatial frequency characteristics of multispectral data, and the other based on proportions of Vegetation–Impervious–Soil sub-objects. Both approaches yielded residential land-use maps with similar overall percentage accuracy (75%) and kappa index of agreement (0.62) values, based on test objects from visual interpretation of QuickBird panchromatic imagery. PMID:19424445

STOW, D.; LOPEZ, A.; LIPPITT, C.; HINTON, S.; WEEKS, J.

2009-01-01

429

Quick evaluation of multiple geostatistical models using upscaling with coarse grids: A practical study  

SciTech Connect

In field delineation phase, uncertainty in hydrocarbon reservoir descriptions is large. To quickly examine the impact of this uncertainty on production performance, it is necessary to evaluate a large number of descriptions in relation to possible production methods (well spacing, injection rate, etc.). The method of using coarse upscaled models was first proposed by Ballin. Unlike other methods (connectivity analysis, tracer simulations), it considers parameters such as PVT, well management, etc. After a detailed review of upscaling issues, applications to water-injection cases (either with balance or imbalance of production, with or without aquifer) and to depletion of an oil reservoir with aquifer coning are presented. Much more important than the method of permeability upscaling far from wells, the need of correct upscaling of numerical well representation is pointed out Methods are proposed to accurately represent fluids volumes in coarse models. Simple methods to upscale relative permeabilities, and methods to efficiently correct numerical dispersion are proposed. Good results are obtained for water injection. The coarse upscaling method allows the performance of sensitivity analyses on model parameters at a much lower CPU cost than comprehensive simulations. Models representing extreme behaviors can be easily distinguished. For depletion of an oil reservoir showing aquifer coning, however, the method did not work property. It is our opinion that further research is required for upscaling close to wells. We therefore recombined this method for practical use in the case of water injection.

Lemouzy, P. [Institut Francais du Petrole and ELF/IFP Helios Group, Pau (France)

1997-08-01

430

Detection of urban expansion in an urban-rural landscape with multitemporal QuickBird images.  

PubMed

Accurately detecting urban expansion with remote sensing techniques is a challenge due to the complexity of urban landscapes. This paper explored methods for detecting urban expansion with multitemporal QuickBird images in Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Different techniques, including image differencing, principal component analysis (PCA), and comparison of classified impervious surface images with the matched filtering method, were used to examine urbanization detection. An impervious surface image classified with the hybrid method was used to modify the urbanization detection results. As a comparison, the original multispectral image and segmentation-based mean-spectral images were used during the detection of urbanization. This research indicates that the comparison of classified impervious surface images with matched filtering method provides the best change detection performance, followed by the image differencing method based on segmentation-based mean spectral images. The PCA is not a good method for urban change detection in this study. Shadows and high spectral variation within the impervious surfaces represent major challenges to the detection of urban expansion when high spatial resolution images are used. PMID:21799706

Lu, Dengsheng; Hetrick, Scott; Moran, Emilio; Li, Guiying

2010-09-23

431

Quick, stable, safe and economical preheating of glass mat reinforced thermoplastics in a contact heating oven  

SciTech Connect

Glass mat reinforced thermoplastics (GMT) which belong to the group of sheet thermoplastic composites (STC) are processed in compression moulding for structural parts. Before moulding the material, it has to be preheated currently by IR-radiation or by air convection. Using a contact heating oven, preheating can be speeded up combined with a significant higher energetic efficiency. But up to now, operation using the contact heating method failed due to the tackiness of the matrix material in solid state. IKV has recently created a solution for the problem of tackiness by transporting the glass mat reinforced material between two belts coated with PTFE through a contact oven. This preheating line includes a shock-cooler to quickly cool down a thin layer of the GMT`s surface. By this, separating the GMT from the PTFE without leaving particles on the belt is possible. The contact heating method not only includes the advantage of a significant higher energetic efficiency, but also benefits in processing. The risk of matrix degradation is distinctly reduced in comparison to other preheating methods, since the material does not expand in thickness for more than 200% and therefore air cannot come intensively into contact with the material. Consequently, the contact preheating is well qualified for matrix materials susceptible for oxidation. In this paper the physical coherence, the adhesion and the cohesion of GMT, are, described. Furthermore experimental results with a contact preheating line are presented.

Michaeli, W.; Starke, J. [Institut fuer Kunststoffverarbeitung, Aachen (Germany)

1993-12-31

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Production and shelf stability of multiple-fortified quick-cooking rice as a complementary food.  

PubMed

Rice-based complementary foods normally contain inadequate amounts of several micronutrients, such as iron, calcium, and zinc. This study aimed at improving the quality of commercially produced rice-based complementary foods. The analysis centered on identifying a rice-based complementary food that is safe, stable, sensory acceptable, and economical in terms of fortificants (iron, calcium, zinc, thiamine, folate) and effectively packaged for industrial production and distribution. Product colors were mostly in green-yellow tone and slightly changed to more yellow during storage. Sensory acceptability was affected by changes in odor and rancidity but not in color. Rancidity scores were low in aluminum foil laminated plastic bags (ALU). Lipid oxidation significantly increased during storage, but at a slower rate when sodium citrate and ALU were used. Color differences of raw products were detected but not in the cooked ones. Mineral and vitamin losses during processing were 2% to 11% and 20% to 30%, respectively, but no losses were found during storage. FeSO(4)+ NaFeEDTA added with sodium citrate resulted in the most acceptable product for all packagings. The multiple-fortified quick-cooking rice (MFQCR) developed from this study could be a potentially useful tool for combating micronutrient deficiencies among infants and young children in the countries where rice is the staple food. PMID:18803729

Porasuphatana, S; Chavasit, V; Vasinrapee, S; Suthutvoravut, U; Hurrell, R F

2008-09-01

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Final Phase II report : QuickSite(R) investigation, Everest, Kansas.  

SciTech Connect

The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), operated grain storage facilities at two different locations at Everest, Kansas (Figure 1.1). One facility (referred to in this report as the Everest facility) was at the western edge of the city of Everest. The CCC/USDA operated this facility from 1950 until the early 1970s. The second facility (referred to in this report as Everest East) was about 0.5 mi northeast of the town. The CCC/USDA operated this facility from 1954 until the early 1970s. While these two former CCC/USDA grain storage facilities were in operation, commercial grain fumigants containing carbon tetrachloride were in common use by the CCC/USDA and the private grain storage industry to preserve grain. In 1997, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) sampled several domestic drinking water and nondrinking water wells in the Everest area. The KDHE sampling was part of the CCC/USDA Private Well Sampling Program, which was initiated to determine whether carbon tetrachloride was present in domestic wells near former CCC/USDA grain storage facilities in Kansas. All of the sampled domestic drinking water wells were located outside the Everest city boundaries. As a result of this sampling, carbon tetrachloride contamination was identified at a single domestic drinking water well (the Nigh well; DW06) approximately 3/8 mi northwest of the former Everest CCC/USDA grain storage facility. The CCC/USDA subsequently connected the Nigh residence to the Everest municipal water system. As a result of the detection of carbon tetrachloride in this well, the KDHE conducted preliminary investigations to further evaluate the existence of contamination and its potential effect on public health and the environment. The KDHE concluded that carbon tetrachloride in groundwater at Everest might, in part, be linked to historical use of carbon tetrachloride-based grain fumigants at the former CCC/USDA facilities. For this reason, the CCC/USDA is conducting an environmental site investigation to determine the source(s) and extent of the carbon tetrachloride contamination at Everest and to assess whether the contamination requires remedial action. The investigation at Everest is being performed by the Environmental Research Division of Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary research center operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The CCC/USDA has entered into an interagency agreement with DOE, under which Argonne provides technical assistance to the CCC/USDA with environmental site characterization and remediation at its former grain storage facilities. At these facilities, Argonne is applying its QuickSite{reg_sign} environmental site characterization methodology. This methodology has been applied successfully at a number of former CCC/USDA facilities in Kansas and Nebraska and has been adopted by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM 1998) as standard practice for environmental site characterization. Phase I of the QuickSite{reg_sign} investigation examined the key geologic, hydrogeologic, and hydrogeochemical relationships that define potential contaminant migration pathways at Everest (Argonne 2001). Phase II of the QuickSite{reg_sign} investigation at Everest was undertaken with the primary goal of delineating and improving understanding of the distribution of carbon tetrachloride contamination in groundwater at this site and the potential source area(s) that might have contributed to this contamination. To address this goal, four specific technical objectives were developed to guide the Phase II field studies. Sampling of near-surface soils at the former Everest CCC/USDA facility that was originally planned for Phase I had to be postponed until October 2000 because of access restrictions. Viable vegetation was not available for sampling then. This period is termed the first session of Phase II field work at Everest. The main session of field work for the Phase II QuickSite{reg_sign} in

LaFreniere, L. M. (Environmental Research)

2003-11-01

434

The Virtual Space Physics Observatory: Quick access to Data and Tools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Virtual Space Physics Observatory (VSPO; http://vspo.gsfc.nasa.gov) has grown to provide a way to find and access about 375 data products and services from over 100 spacecraft/observatories in space and solar physics. The datasets are mainly chosen to be the most requested, and include most of the publicly available data products from operating NASA Heliophysics spacecraft as well as from solar observatories measuring across the frequency spectrum. Service links include a "quick orbits" page that uses SSCWeb Web Services to provide a rapid answer to questions such as "What spacecraft were in orbit in July1992?" and "Where were Geotail, Cluster, and Polar on 2 June 2001?" These queries are linked back to the data search page. The VSPO interface provides many ways of looking for data based on terms used in a registry of resources using the SPASE Data Model that will be the standard for Heliophysics Virtual Observatories. VSPO itself is accessible via an API that allows other applications to use it as a Web Service; this has been implemented in one instance using the ViSBARD visualization program. The VSPO will become part of the Space Physics Data Facility, and will continue to expand its access to data. A challenge for all VOs will be to provide uniform access to data at the variable level, and we will be addressing this question in a number of ways.

Cornwell, C.; Roberts, D. A.; McGuire, R. E.

2006-12-01

435

The AIV quick look and health monitoring system of the AGILE payload  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

AGILE is an ASI (Italian Space Agency) Small Scientific Mission dedicated to high-energy astrophysics which was launched on April 23 2007 from Satish Dawan Space Centre, India) on a PSLV-C8 rocket. The AGILE Payload is composed of three instruments: a Tungsten-Silicon Tracker designed to detect and image photons in the 30 MeV-50 GeV energy band, an X-ray imager called SuperAGILE that works in the 18-60 keV energy band, and a Minicalorimeter that detects gamma-rays or particle energy deposits between 300~keV and 200~MeV. The instrument is surrounded by an anti-coincidence (AC) system. We have developed a set of Quick Look software tools in the framework of the Test Equipment (TE) and the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE. This s/w is required in order to support all the assembly, integration and verification (AIV) activities to be carried out for the AGILE mission, from data handling unit level to payload integrated level, calibration campaign, launch campaign and in-orbit commissioning. These software tools have enabled us to test the engineering performance and to perform a health check of the Payload during the various phases. We have used an incremental development approach and a common framework to rapidly adapt our software to the different requirements of the various phases.

Bulgarelli, Andrea; Gianotti, Fulvio; Trifoglio, Massimo; Di Cocco, Guido; Tavani, Marco; Marisaldi, Martino

2008-07-01

436

Host plant probing analysis reveals quick settlement of the solenopsis mealybug during host shift.  

PubMed

Quantitative feeding behaviors were analyzed by electronic penetration graph technique to evaluate the resources utilization efficiency of the solenopsis mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis (Tinsley) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), transferred to a novel host. Both nonphloem and phloem factors were contributed to the host availability during host shift; while only "prephloem" factor was involved with their offspring's fitness to the transferred host, on which they fed as effectively as their mothers did on the origin host. Different performances on different hosts were supposed to have relations with the diverse phloem components, rather than feeding behaviors. P. solenopsis could try and exploit an efficient stylet pathway to reach the phloem, which would be an importance factor to account for the expansion of the host range and adaptations to different hosts. High efficient feeding behaviors of P. solenopsis in the current study manifested its capability of resource utilization to the novel host, which was suggested to be advantageous for its host shift, and to be the explanation for rapid host shifts associated with its broad host range and quick settlement. PMID:25195430

Huang, Fang; Zhang, Zhijun; Li, Weidi; Lin, Wencai; Zhang, Pengjun; Zhang, Jinming; Bei, Yawei; He, Yueping; Lu, Yaobin

2014-08-01

437

Quick-look eye-safety assessment for the short range lidar  

SciTech Connect

This is a quick-look eye-safety assessment for the Short Range (SR) lidar, a system under development for standoff biological aerosol detection in the outdoor environment. The ground-vehicle-mounted SR lidar system will scan a sector of the nearby atmosphere with a repetitively pulsed, multiple-wavelength, UV/IR laser beam. This laser is not intrinsically eye-safe, and hence the SR lidar system requires a protection system to minimize the risk of eye exposures above the ANSI-standard maximum permissible exposure within a nominal hazard zone. The nominal ocular hazard distance for the UV/IR laser itself was calculated to be 6 km. The protection system, which will include a scan-stop detector and a laser beam path interrogator, currently is conceptual only. Until the complete protection system is designed, evaluated, and tested, and a more detailed safety assessment has been performed, the eye-safety issue for the SR lidar system cannot be resolved.

Wehner, T.R.

1998-07-02

438

Auditory Brainstem Response to Complex Sounds Predicts Self-Reported Speech-in-Noise Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To compare the ability of the auditory brainstem response to complex sounds (cABR) to predict subjective ratings of speech understanding in noise on the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ; Gatehouse & Noble, 2004) relative to the predictive ability of the Quick Speech-in-Noise test (QuickSIN; Killion, Niquette,…

Anderson, Samira; Parbery-Clark, Alexandra; White-Schwoch, Travis; Kraus, Nina

2013-01-01

439

Personality Do you recover quickly from setbacks, or are you prone to wallow in despair?  

E-print Network

activity or using Botox to prove that communication between the brain and the body is bidirectional dimensions along which individuals vary in response to emotional chal- lenges--life's "slings and arrows." We- tions in response to that. We became interested in the possibility that children with autism may suffer

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

440

Quick and simple estimation of bacteria using a fluorescent paracetamol dimer-Au nanoparticle composite  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rapid, simple and sensitive detection of bacterial contamination is critical for safeguarding public health and the environment. Herein, we report an easy method of detection as well as enumeration of the bacterial cell number on the basis of fluorescence quenching of a non-antibacterial fluorescent nanocomposite, consisting of paracetamol dimer (PD) and Au nanoparticles (NPs), in the presence of bacteria. The composite was synthesized by reaction of paracetamol (p-hydroxyacetanilide) with HAuCl4. The Au NPs of the composite were characterized using UV-Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction and selected area electron diffraction analysis. The paracetamol dimer in the composite showed emission peak at 435 nm when excited at 320 nm. The method successfully detected six bacterial strains with a sensitivity of 100 CFU mL-1. The Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria quenched the fluorescence of the composite differently, making it possible to distinguish between the two. The TEM analysis showed interaction of the composite with bacteria without any apparent damage to the bacteria. The chi-square test established the accuracy of the method. Quick, non-specific and highly sensitive detection of bacteria over a broad range of logarithmic dilutions within a short span of time demonstrates the potential of this method as an alternative to conventional methods.Rapid, simple and sensitive detection of bacterial contamination is critical for safeguarding public health and the environment. Herein, we report an easy method of detection as well as enumeration of the bacterial cell number on the basis of fluorescence quenching of a non-antibacterial fluorescent nanocomposite, consisting of paracetamol dimer (PD) and Au nanoparticles (NPs), in the presence of bacteria. The composite was synthesized by reaction of paracetamol (p-hydroxyacetanilide) with HAuCl4. The Au NPs of the composite were characterized using UV-Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction and selected area electron diffraction analysis. The paracetamol dimer in the composite showed emission peak at 435 nm when excited at 320 nm. The method successfully detected six bacterial strains with a sensitivity of 100 CFU mL-1. The Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria quenched the fluorescence of the composite differently, making it possible to distinguish between the two. The TEM analysis showed interaction of the composite with bacteria without any apparent damage to the bacteria. The chi-square test established the accuracy of the method. Quick, non-specific and highly sensitive detection of bacteria over a broad range of logarithmic dilutions within a short span of time demonstrates the potential of this method as an alternative to conventional methods. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c2nr11837h

Sahoo, Amaresh Kumar; Sharma, Shilpa; Chattopadhyay, Arun; Ghosh, Siddhartha Sankar

2012-02-01

441

PANIC ATTACKS QUICK! Your heart is pounding, your chest aches, you can't catch a breath or swallow, your  

E-print Network

PANIC ATTACKS QUICK! Your heart is pounding, your chest aches, you can't catch a breath or swallow, maybe. But what you may be experiencing is a panic attack. What is a panic attack? You may have had a panic attack if you experienced a bunch of the symptoms listed above coming on abruptly and peaking

Kasman, Alex

442

Are You Ready to Tie the Knot? A Quick Checklist1 Lisa M. Leslie and Victor W. Harris2  

E-print Network

FCS2318 Are You Ready to Tie the Knot? A Quick Checklist1 Lisa M. Leslie and Victor W. Harris2 1 publication date August 2012. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu. 2. Lisa M. Leslie, Extension

Jawitz, James W.

443

5.4 Stirling Numbers When counting various types of functions from 2.1, we quickly discovered that  

E-print Network

5.4 Stirling Numbers When counting various types of functions from 2.1, we quickly discovered as the Stirling number of the second kind. There are two types of Stirling numbers. We will initially examine Stirling numbers of the second kind due to the fact that they occur more frequently. The Stirling number

DeMaio, Joe

444

Inundation distances and run-up measurements from ASTER, QuickBird and SRTM data, Aceh coast, Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The massive 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami affected a large geographic region in the Indian Ocean basin, hitting Indonesia's Aceh province on the island of Sumatra particularly hard. In this study, tsunami inundation distances and run?up elevations on the NW Sumatran coast are assessed at a regional scale using remotely sensed data (ASTER, QuickBird and SRTM). Using satellite data

B. G. McAdoo; N. Richardson; J. Borrero

2007-01-01

445

Go for the Gold Program Quick Facts 1. What is the purpose of participating in Go for the Gold?  

E-print Network

Go for the Gold Program Quick Facts 1. What is the purpose of participating in Go for the Gold? Go for the Gold helps faculty and staff and their families lead healthier and more productive lives by providing participate in Go for the Gold? All faculty and staff that are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle

Bordenstein, Seth

446

Investigating the spectral capability of QuickBird data to detect archaeological remains buried under vegetated and not vegetated areas  

Microsoft Academic Search

The spectral capability of satellite QuickBird imagery for the identification of archaeological marks linked to the presence of buried remains is here discussed for two medieval archaeological sites in the South of Italy. The considered test sites present complex topographical and morphological features, typical of many medieval settlements, which make archaeological prospection with any remote sensing technologies difficult. Results from

Nicola Masini; Rosa Lasaponara

2007-01-01

447

Quick reference document outlining the basic steps to using Finance Self Service (FSS) on non-Research accounts  

E-print Network

1 Quick reference document outlining the basic steps to using Finance Self Service (FSS) on non-Research accounts What is Finance Self Service (FSS)? FSS is a web-based program that allows you to have access this information. The information in FSS is up-to-date within three minutes of posting. Also, the information

Lotze, Heike K.

448

Quick reference document outlining the basic steps to using Finance Self Service (FSS) What is Finance Self Service (FSS)?  

E-print Network

1 Quick reference document outlining the basic steps to using Finance Self Service (FSS) What is Finance Self Service (FSS)? FSS is a web-based program that allows you to have access financial. The information in FSS is up-to-date within three minutes of posting. Also, the information is accumulative

Beaumont, Christopher

449

Quick reference document outlining the basic steps to using Finance Self Service (FSS) Researcher: Summary & Detail Query  

E-print Network

1 Quick reference document outlining the basic steps to using Finance Self Service (FSS) ­ Researcher: Summary & Detail Query What is Finance Self Service (FSS)? FSS is a web-based program that allows be run to obtain this information. The information in FSS is up-to-date within three minutes of posting

Beaumont, Christopher

450

Quick reference document outlining the basic steps to using Finance Self Service (FSS) Researcher: Summary & Detail Query  

E-print Network

1 Quick reference document outlining the basic steps to using Finance Self Service (FSS) ­ Researcher: Summary & Detail Query For Research & Special Purpose accounts What is Finance Self Service (FSS)? FSS is a web-based program that allows you to have access financial information for specific accounts

Lotze, Heike K.

451

Validity of quick short forms of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised with brain-damaged patients  

Microsoft Academic Search

The validities of 41 short forms of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised that require 20 minutes or less to give were compared in a sample of 174 brain-damaged patients. Mean errors in predicting Full Scale IQs were computed for each subtest combination, and a short form efficiency index was calculated by correcting mean error for administration time. The three quick

Joseph J. Ryan

1997-01-01

452

PROCESSING WILL BE DONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BUT MAY TAKE UP TO FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS  

E-print Network

RESERVE PROCESSING WILL BE DONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BUT MAY TAKE UP TO FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS I Telephone Type of Reserve loan period:(Please CIRCLE ONE) 2 HR 3 HR 4 HR OVERNIGHT 3-DAY 7-DAY This form) BUSINESS DAYS I release the library from any damage to my personal reserve items caused by student use

Li, X. Rong

453

PROCESSING WILL BE DONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BUT MAY TAKE UP TO FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS  

E-print Network

RESERVE PROCESSING WILL BE DONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BUT MAY TAKE UP TO FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS I ______________________________________________ Type of Reserve loan period:(Please CHECK ONE) 2 HR 3 HR 4 HR OVERNIGHT 3-DAY 7-DAY This form) BUSINESS DAYS I release the library from any damage to my personal reserve items caused by student use

Kulp, Mark

454

NATURE PHYSICS | VOL 9 | FEBRUARY 2013 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 61 Physicists tend to be gadget fans, quick to  

E-print Network

, the supermaterial that may, or may not, become the basis of future `disruptive' technology. The first sample to be gadget fans, quick to adapt to new technologies. If you're reading this on an iPad, you may be pleased@nature.com. Funding schemes are set to promote the transfer of lab research into marketable technology. Capital

Loss, Daniel

455

A quick referral guide for adults with suspected autism who do not have a learning disability. Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)  

E-print Network

diagnostic assessment. This test is recommended in `Autism: recognition, referral, diagnosis and managementA quick referral guide for adults with suspected autism who do not have a learning disability. AQ-10 Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) 1 I often notice small sounds when others do not 2 I usually

Cambridge, University of

456

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 British Education Index (BEI) -quick guide  

E-print Network

and group terms: eg play AND "early years" or something more detailed: "Special Educa*" OR SEN OR inclusguide The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 British Education://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/documents/guides/edu/qgedu004.pdf] Introduction This guide aims to give you a very quick introduction to British Education Index

Pym, David J.

457

Abstract--This paper introduces a new approach to establish a good grasp for a novel object quickly. A comprehensive  

E-print Network

Abstract-- This paper introduces a new approach to establish a good grasp for a novel object of this approach to achieve quick and good grasps of novel objects. I. INTRODUCTION The Grasp planning problem characteristics of an object such as material type, weight, and distribution of mass were not taken into account

Xiao, Jing

458

Cloze Tests May be Quick, but Are They Dirty? Development and Preliminary Validation of a Cloze Test of Reading Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A commonly held view is that cloze tests may well provide a quick measure of something reading related, but that they are not suitable for assessments of understanding of ideas beyond the sentence boundary. The present article presents challenges to this view. It is argued that word gaps can be carefully selected so that filling them in requires…

Gellert, Anna S.; Elbro, Carsten

2013-01-01

459

Recreating cheers: an analysis of relationship marketing as an effective marketing technique for quick-service restaurants  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper reviews brand equity and customer satisfaction as they relate to customer loyalty and relationship marketing in an effort to understand and mitigate some of the challenges facing quick-service restaurants (QSRs) today. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors reviewed over 30 articles on the subjects of brand equity, customer equity, customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, communal relationships, relationship marketing, and

Camille Robinson; Je'Anna Abbott; Stowe Shoemaker

2005-01-01

460

THE RISKS OF A TOO QUICK EURO ADOPTION BY THE EU MEMBER STATES. THE CASE OF PORTUGAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we present the risks faced by the new countries that have joined the European Union, and which also desire to adopt the euro currency as quickly as possible. We will analyze the existing literature regarding the ways these risks manifest themselves, depending on the economic conditions present in these countries. The risks are mostly caused by an

Cristian Stefan Ovidiu

2011-01-01

461

(FRANCE) USING THE QUIC MODEL (QUICK URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX) TO STUDY AIR FLOW AND DISPERSION PATTERNS IN DESERTS  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of its continuing development and evaluation, the QUIC model (Quick Urban & Industrial Complex) was used to study flow and dispersion in complex terrain for two cases. First, for a small area of lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site, comparisons were made bet...

462

Two-phase friction pressure drop through corrugated tubes and quick-disconnect attachments in reduced gravity  

E-print Network

A two-phase flow experiment package was used to collect pressure drop data for corrugated flexible tubes and quick-disconnect attachments. Single-phase pressure drop measurements were taken on the ground and two-phase reduced gravity measurements...

Marsden, Kenneth

2012-06-07

463

Reviewing and Approving Proposals for Internal Funds Using the InfoEd eRA System Quick Reference Guide  

E-print Network

Guide 1. Click the "Reviewer Dashboard" link in the proposal notification e-mail you received. ProceedReviewing and Approving Proposals for Internal Funds Using the InfoEd eRA System Quick Reference to Review" tab. 3. In the first row, you will see a "proposal" icon followed by the word "Proposal

Alpay, S. Pamir

464

Accessing the InfoEd System to Approve a Proposal as a Delegate Signatory Authority Quick Reference Guide  

E-print Network

Guide These instructions are intended for individuals who review and approve research proposalsAccessing the InfoEd System to Approve a Proposal as a Delegate Signatory Authority Quick Reference ordinarily approves proposals on behalf of your department or school. Click this person's name. 4. You have

Alpay, S. Pamir

465

Directly compressible medicated chewing gum formulation for quick relief from common cold  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Common cold is the most frequently recurring disease in the world and is a leading cause of doctor visits and missed days from school and work. Cold reliever medicated chewing gum (MCG) will be a definitive patient acceptable solution for this condition. Anti-allergic, cetirizine (CTZ) is a BCS class-I (highly soluble and highly permeable) non-sedating antihistaminic drug and this study was based on the hypothesis that CTZ as a BCS class I drug will be easily released from chewing gum into the salivary fluid within few minutes of chewing and can be easily permeated from oral mucosa by the pressure created by the chewing action and absorbed to a larger extent into the systemic circulation. Therefore, ultimately patients will get quick relief from symptoms of common cold with greater compliance compared to other conventional dosage forms. Materials and Methods: This study mainly focuses on taste masking of CTZ by inclusion complexation method, its formulation development in the MCG form and its quality and performance evaluation with the study of potential factors affecting drug release by 32 full factorial experimental design. A “chew out” study is carried out to assess in vivo drug release from MCG, in which residual amount is extracted from the chewed sample. Results: Formulation ingredients, such as elastomers, softeners, bulking agents, play an important role in the feel of the final product and its consistency; while sweeteners and flavors play a very essential character in its sensory properties. Conclusion: Interindividual variation in chewing frequency and chewing intensity is the main factor which affects release of active ingredient from MCG; while salivary dilution and involuntary swallowing are main reasons for variability in the absorption site, i.e., either from buccal mucosa or from gastrointestinal tract. PMID:23373003

Chaudhary, Shivang A; Shahiwala, Aliasgar F

2012-01-01

466

Searching the Sloan Digital Sky Survey the Quick and Easy Way  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For more than four years, the SkyServer web site (http://skyserver.sdss.org) has made the complete database of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey available to the public, with lesson plans for teachers from elementary school through college. One of the most powerful features of the site is the ability to search the database, returning thousands or millions of matches for a variety of questions. For example, a search for galaxies with green-wavelength (g) magnitudes brighter than 18 and g-r colors less than 2 returns 498,874 galaxies. However, to search the SDSS in this way, users have always needed to know SQL (Structured Query Language), a programming language used to search databases throughout the academic and business world. Learning SQL is difficult, and many teachers have found that learning the language takes more time than they are able to devote. We have created SkyServer tools to make searching the SDSS database much easier. These new tools will allow users to select options from a series of menus, building up a SQL query step-by-step in an intuitive way. For example, the galaxy query described above could be built by selecting "galaxies," then "g < 18," then "g-r < 2." Our philosophy has been that these tools should allow users to jump right in to searching the database, but they should also teach SQL, allowing users to write more sophisticated searches on their own relatively quickly. In this talk, we will demonstrate some of these new tools.

Raddick, M. J.; Szalay, A. S.

2005-12-01

467

Tandem High-pressure Freezing and Quick Freeze Substitution of Plant Tissues for Transmission Electron Microscopy.  

PubMed

Since the 1940s transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has been providing biologists with ultra-high resolution images of biological materials. Yet, because of laborious and time-consuming protocols that also demand experience in preparation of artifact-free samples, TEM is not considered a user-friendly technique. Traditional sample preparation for TEM used chemical fixatives to preserve cellular structures. High-pressure freezing is the cryofixation of biological samples under high pressures to produce very fast cooling rates, thereby restricting ice formation, which is detrimental to the integrity of cellular ultrastructure. High-pressure freezing and freeze substitution are currently the methods of choice for producing the highest quality morphology in resin sections for TEM. These methods minimize the artifacts normally associated with conventional processing for TEM of thin sections. After cryofixation the frozen water in the sample is replaced with liquid organic solvent at low temperatures, a process called freeze substitution. Freeze substitution is typically carried out over several days in dedicated, costly equipment. A recent innovation allows the process to be completed in three hours, instead of the usual two days. This is typically followed by several more days of sample preparation that includes infiltration and embedding in epoxy resins before sectioning. Here we present a protocol combining high-pressure freezing and quick freeze substitution that enables plant sample fixation to be accomplished within hours. The protocol can readily be adapted for working with other tissues or organisms. Plant tissues are of special concern because of the presence of aerated spaces and water-filled vacuoles that impede ice-free freezing of water. In addition, the process of chemical fixation is especially long in plants due to cell walls impeding the penetration of the chemicals to deep within the tissues. Plant tissues are therefore particularly challenging, but this protocol is reliable and produces samples of the highest quality. PMID:25350384

Bobik, Krzysztof; Dunlap, John R; Burch-Smith, Tessa M

2014-01-01

468

Dealing with locally-driven degradation: A quick start option under REDD+.  

PubMed

The paper reviews a number of challenges associated with reducing degradation and its related emissions through national approaches to REDD+ under UNFCCC policy. It proposes that in many countries, it may in the short run be easier to deal with the kinds of degradation that result from locally driven community over-exploitation of forest for livelihoods, than from selective logging or fire control. Such degradation is low-level, but chronic, and is experienced over very large forest areas. Community forest management programmes tend to result not only in reduced degradation, but also in forest enhancement; moreover they are often popular, and do not require major political shifts. In principle these approaches therefore offer a quick start option for REDD+. Developing reference emissions levels for low-level locally driven degradation is difficult however given that stock losses and gains are too small to be identified and measured using remote sensing, and that in most countries there is little or no forest inventory data available. We therefore propose that forest management initiatives at the local level, such as those promoted by community forest management programmes, should monitor, and be credited for, only the net increase in carbon stock over the implementation period, as assessed by ground level surveys at the start and end of the period. This would also resolve the problem of nesting (ensuring that all credits are accounted for against the national reference emission level), since communities and others at the local level would be rewarded only for increased sequestration, while the national reference emission level would deal only with reductions in emissions from deforestation and degradation. PMID:22204698

Skutsch, Margaret M; Torres, Arturo Balderas; Mwampamba, Tuyeni H; Ghilardi, Adrian; Herold, Martin

2011-01-01

469

A proposal of utilization of penetrators as a quick deployment system of instruments in an emergency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the 2011 Tohoku Great earthquake, towns and lifelines were completely destroyed mainly by the mega Tsunami-waves induced by the earthquake. Many people were killed and injured. In addition to the direct destroy of seismic stations, cut-off of electronic power and communication lines made a seismic measurement impossible after the earthquake. The data of seismicity near the destroyed area had been lacked. The quake also destroyed the Fukushima atomic plant that emitted a lot of radioactive elements such as iodine 131 and cesium 137 around the plant. The area of the inside of a circle with a distance of 20 km from the plant has been kept out soon after the failure, where people exactly desire to know what happens and exact quantities of some geophysical and geochemical measurements. In this presentation, we propose a penetrator system as an efficient way to deploy measurement stations for an emergent event such as the 2011 Tohoku Great earthquake. The penetrator technique has been developed in the former Japanese lunar exploration project LUNAR-A and after the cancelation of the project. The penetrator was planned to carry seismic sensors and heat flow probes into the surface regolith of the moon in the project. It collides with the lunar surface with a speed of 300 m/s. We have established a technique to survive the sensors in the penetrator throughout the hard landing. The technique is of course applicable for terrestrial measurements. A measurement in an emergent area is suitable for the penetrator system. Using penetrators, we can deploy sensors in a kept-out area by throwing them into target sites from a flying boat. Penetrators can be used to establish communication lines in a damaged area by carrying a translator of radio waves. Because of the easiness of deployment of sensors, utilization of penetrators as a quick deployment device in an emergent event is expected.

Murakami, H.; Kobayashi, N.; Tanaka, S.; Shiraishi, H.; Hayakawa, M.; Yamada, R.; Takeuchi, N.; Okamoto, T.; Ishihara, Y.; Hayakawa, H.; Working Group, T.

2011-12-01

470

Quick and Label-Free Detection for Coumaphos by Using Surface Plasmon Resonance Biochip  

PubMed Central

Coumaphos is a common organophosphorus pesticide used in agricultural products. It is harmful to human health and has a strictly stipulated maximum residue limit (MRL) on fruits and vegetables. Currently existing methods for detection are complex in execution, require expensive tools and are time consuming and labor intensive. The surface plasmon resonance method has been widely used in biomedicine and many other fields. This study discusses a detection method based on surface plasmon resonance in organophosphorus pesticide residues. As an alternative solution, this study proposes a method to detect Coumaphos. The method, which is based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and immune reaction, belongs to the suppression method. A group of samples of Coumaphos was detected by this method. The concentrations of Coumaphos in the samples were 0 µg/L, 50 µg/L, 100 µg/L, 300 µg/L, 500 µg/L, 1000 µg/L, 3000 µg/L and 5000 µg/L, respectively. Through detecting a group of samples, the process of kinetic reactions was analyzed and the corresponding standard curve was obtained. The sensibility is less than 25 µg/L, conforming to the standard of the MRL of Coumaphos stipulated by China. This method is label-free, using an unpurified single antibody only and can continuously test at least 80 groups of samples continuously. It has high sensitivity and specificity. The required equipments are simple, environmental friendly and easy to control. So this method is promised for a large number of samples quick detection on spot and for application prospects. PMID:25122502

Li, Ying; Ma, Xiao; Zhao, Minglu; Qi, Pan; Zhong, Jingang

2014-01-01

471

Quick supramolecular solvent-based microextraction for quantification of low curcuminoid content in food.  

PubMed

There is a need to monitor the consumption of curcuminoids, an EU-permitted natural colour in food, to ensure that acceptable daily intakes are not exceeded, especially by young children. This paper describes a sensitive method able to quantify low contents of curcumin (CUR), demethoxycurcumin (DMC) and bis-demethoxycurcumin (BDMC) in foodstuffs. The method was based on a single-step extraction by use of a supramolecular solvent (SUPRAS) made up of reverse aggregates of decanoic acid, and direct analysis of the extract by use of liquid chromatography-photodiode array (PDA) detection. The extraction involved the stirring of 200 mg foodstuff with 600 ?L SUPRAS for 15 min. No cleanup or concentration of the extracts was required. Curcuminoid solubilisation occurred via dispersion and hydrogen bonding. The method was used for the determination of curcuminoids in different types of foodstuff (snack, gelatine, yoghurt, mayonnaise, butter, candy and fish products) that encompassed a wide range of protein, fat, carbohydrate, sugar and water contents (0.85-11.04, 0-81.11, 0.06-75, 0.06-79.48, and 10.08-85.10 g, respectively, in each 100 g of food). Method quantification limits for the foodstuffs analysed were in the ranges 2.9-7.7, 2.8-11.2 and 3.3-9.0 ?g kg(-1) for CUR, DMC and BDMC, respectively. The concentrations of curcuminoids detected in the foodstuffs and the recoveries obtained from fortified samples were in the ranges ND-284, ND-201 and ND-61.3 ?g kg(-1), and 82-106, 89-106 and 90-102 %, for CUR, DMC and BDMC, respectively. The relative standard deviations were in the range 2-7 %. This method enabled quick and simple microextraction of curcuminoids with minimal solvent consumption, while delivering accurate and precise data. PMID:24170269

Caballero-Casero, Noelia; Ocak, Miraç; Ocak, Ümmüham; Rubio, Soledad

2014-03-01

472

A quick and cost effective method for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection  

PubMed Central

Background Buruli ulcer (BU), a neglected tropical skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, has been reported in over 30 countries worldwide and is highly endemic in rural West and Central Africa. The mode of transmission remains unknown and treatment is the only alternative to disease control. Early and effective treatment to prevent the morbid effects of the disease depends on early diagnosis; however, current diagnosis based on clinical presentation and microscopy has to be confirmed by PCR and other tests in reference laboratories. As such confirmed BU diagnosis is either late, inefficient, time consuming or very expensive, and there is the need for an early diagnosis tool at point of care facilities. In this paper we report on a simple, quick and inexpensive diagnostic test that could be used at point of care facilities, in resource-poor settings. Methods The methodology employed is based on the loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technique. Four sets of Primers, targeting the mycolactone encoding plasmid genome sequence of M. ulcerans were designed. The BU-LAMP assay was developed and tested on five M. ulcerans strains from patients in Ghana and two American Type Culture Control (ATCC) reference isolates; Ghana #970321 (D19F9) and Benin #990826 (D27D14). We also tested the assay on other closely related, mycolactone-producing mycobacterial strains; M. marinum 1218, M. marinum DL240490, M. liflandii and M. pseudoshotsii, as well as experimentally infected laboratory animal and clinical samples. Results The results revealed a high specificity of the BU-LAMP assay for selectively detecting M. ulcerans. Compared to the conventional IS-2404 PCR, the new assay is cheaper and simpler and ten times more sensitive. Test results can be obtained within 1 hour. Conclusions This study indicates that the BU-LAMP assay could be suitable for early disease diagnosis and application in low-resource health facilities. PMID:22257432

2012-01-01

473

Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems.  

PubMed

The inexorable demographic momentum of the global human population is rapidly eroding Earth's life-support system. There are consequently more frequent calls to address environmental problems by advocating further reductions in human fertility. To examine how quickly this could lead to a smaller human population, we used scenario-based matrix modeling to project the global population to the year 2100. Assuming a continuation of current trends in mortality reduction, even a rapid transition to a worldwide one-child policy leads to a population similar to today's by 2100. Even a catastrophic mass mortality event of 2 billion deaths over a hypothetical 5-y window in the mid-21(st) century would still yield around 8.5 billion people by 2100. In the absence of catastrophe or large fertility reductions (to fewer than two children per female worldwide), the greatest threats to ecosystems-as measured by regional projections within the 35 global Biodiversity Hotspots-indicate that Africa and South Asia will experience the greatest human pressures on future ecosystems. Humanity's large demographic momentum means that there are no easy policy levers to change the size of the human population substantially over coming decades, short of extreme and rapid reductions in female fertility; it will take centuries, and the long-term target remains unclear. However, some reduction could be achieved by midcentury and lead to hundreds of millions fewer people to feed. More immediate results for sustainability would emerge from policies and technologies that reverse rising consumption of natural resources. PMID:25349398

Bradshaw, Corey J A; Brook, Barry W

2014-11-18

474

Dealing with locally-driven degradation: A quick start option under REDD+  

PubMed Central

The paper reviews a number of challenges associated with reducing degradation and its related emissions through national approaches to REDD+ under UNFCCC policy. It proposes that in many countries, it may in the short run be easier to deal with the kinds of degradation that result from locally driven community over-exploitation of forest for livelihoods, than from selective logging or fire control. Such degradation is low-level, but chronic, and is experienced over very large forest areas. Community forest management programmes tend to result not only in reduced degradation, but also in forest enhancement; moreover they are often popular, and do not require major political shifts. In principle these approaches therefore offer a quick start option for REDD+. Developing reference emissions levels for low-level locally driven degradation is difficult however given that stock losses and gains are too small to be identified and measured using remote sensing, and that in most countries there is little or no forest inventory data available. We therefore propose that forest management initiatives at the local level, such as those promoted by community forest management programmes, should monitor, and be credited for, only the net increase in carbon stock over the implementation period, as assessed by ground level surveys at the start and end of the period. This would also resolve the problem of nesting (ensuring that all credits are accounted for against the national reference emission level), since communities and others at the local level would be rewarded only for increased sequestration, while the national reference emission level would deal only with reductions in emissions from deforestation and degradation. PMID:22204698

2011-01-01

475

Emergency product generation for disaster management using RISAT and DMSAR quick look SAR processors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since last few years, ISRO has embarked upon the development of two complex Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) missions, viz. Spaceborne Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT) and Airborne SAR for Disaster Mangement (DMSAR), as a capacity building measure under country's Disaster Management Support (DMS) Program, for estimating the extent of damage over large areas (~75 Km) and also assess the effectiveness of the relief measures undertaken during natural disasters such as cyclones, epidemics, earthquakes, floods and landslides, forest fires, crop diseases etc. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has an unique role to play in mapping and monitoring of large areas affected by natural disasters especially floods, owing to its unique capability to see through clouds as well as all-weather imaging capability. The generation of SAR images with quick turn around time is very essential to meet the above DMS objectives. Thus the development of SAR Processors, for these two SAR systems poses considerable challenges and design efforts. Considering the growing user demand and inevitable necessity for a full-fledged high throughput processor, to process SAR data and generate image in real or near-real time, the design and development of a generic SAR Processor has been taken up and evolved, which will meet the SAR processing requirements for both Airborne and Spaceborne SAR systems. This hardware SAR processor is being built, to the extent possible, using only Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) DSP and other hardware plug-in modules on a Compact PCI (cPCI) platform. Thus, the major thrust has been on working out Multi-processor Digital Signal Processor (DSP) architecture and algorithm development and optimization rather than hardware design and fabrication. For DMSAR, this generic SAR Processor operates as a Quick Look SAR Processor (QLP) on-board the aircraft to produce real time full swath DMSAR images and as a ground based Near-Real Time high precision full swath Processor (NRTP). It will generate full-swath (6 to 75 Kms) DMSAR images in 1m / 3m / 5m / 10m / 30m resolution SAR operating modes. For RISAT mission, this generic Quick Look SAR Processor will be mainly used for browse product generation at NRSA-Shadnagar (SAN) ground receive station. RISAT QLP/NRTP is also proposed to provide an alternative emergency SAR product generation chain. For this, the S/C aux data appended in Onboard SAR Frame Format (x, y, z, x', y', z', roll, pitch, yaw) and predicted orbit from previous days Orbit Determination data will be used. The QLP / NRTP will produce ground range images in real / near real time. For emergency data product generation, additional Off-line tasks like geo-tagging, masking, QC etc needs to be performed on the processed image. The QLP / NRTP would generate geo-tagged images from the annotation data available from the SAR P/L data itself. Since the orbit & attitude information are taken as it is, the location accuracy will be poorer compared to the product generated using ADIF, where smoothened attitude and orbit are made available. Additional tasks like masking, output formatting and Quality checking of the data product will be carried out at Balanagar, NRSA after the image annotated data from QLP / NRTP is sent to Balanagar. The necessary interfaces to the QLP/NRTP for Emergency product generation are also being worked out. As is widely acknowledged, QLP/NRTP for RISAT and DMSAR is an ambitious effort and the technology of future. It is expected that by the middle of next decade, the next generation SAR missions worldwide will have onboard SAR Processors of varying capabilities and generate SAR Data products and Information products onboard instead of SAR raw data. Thus, it is also envisaged that these activities related to QLP/NRTP implementation for RISAT ground segment and DMSAR will be a significant step which will directly feed into the development of onboard real time processing systems for ISRO's future space borne SAR missions. This paper describes the design requirements, configuration details and salient features, apart from

Desai, Nilesh; Sharma, Ritesh; Kumar, Saravana; Misra, Tapan; Gujraty, Virendra; Rana, SurinderSingh

2006-12-01

476

Instrumental system for the quick relief of surface temperatures in fumaroles fields and steam heated soils  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an instrumental system to measure and to map the space variation of the surface temperature in volcanic fields. The system is called Pirogips, its essential components are a Pyrometer and a Global Position System but also other devices useful to obtain a good performance of the operating system have been included. In the framework of investigation to define and interpret volcanic scenarios, the long-term monitoring of gas geochemistry can improve the resolution of the scientific approaches by other specific disciplines. Indeed the fluid phase is released on a continuous mode from any natural system which produces energy in excess respect to its geological boundaries. This is the case of seismic or magmatic active areas where the long-term geochemical monitoring is able to highlight, and to follow in real time, changes in the rate of energy release and/or in the feeding sources of fluids, thus contributing to define the actual behaviour of the investigated systems (e.g. Paonita el al., 2013; 2002; Taran, 2011; Zettwood and Tazieff, 1973). The demand of pirogips starts from the personal experience in long term monitoring of gas geochemistry (e.g. Diliberto I.S, 2013; 2011; et al., 2002; Inguaggiato et al.,2012a, 2012b). Both space and time variation of surface temperature highlight change of energy and mass release from the deep active system, they reveal the upraise of deep and hot fluid and can be easily detected. Moreover a detailed map of surface temperature can be very useful for establishing a network of sampling points or installing a new site for geochemical monitoring. Water is commonly the main component of magmatic or hydrothermal fluid release and it can reach the ground surface in the form of steam, as in the high and low temperature fumaroles fields, or it can even condense just below the ground surface. In this second case the water disperses in pores or circulates in the permeable layers while the un-condensable gases reach the surface (e.g. in mofettes and diffuse degassing areas). The occurrence of thermal anomalies at the surface often reveals that a process of steam condensation is occurring below the ground and that CO2 fluxes are being released on the surface. A thermal map of steam heated grounds therefore highlights boundaries of underground steam advection and also the more suitable sites for geochemical monitoring. Pirogips has been assembled for the quick acquisition of surface parameters related to the exhaling activity of volcanic systems. It has been formerly tested in a controlled environment, after in the well known fumaroles areas of Vulcano island, and then in the volcanic system El Machin (Colombia) for the field survey preliminary to the installation of new monitoring stations. The preliminary test and the first field experiences confirmed that pirogips acquires the surface temperatures quickly and with good detail. The combination of sensors supplies the advantage of in situ methods (i.e. accuracy of the direct measurement by thermocouple) and those of ground-based remote sensing techniques (i.e. quickness of measurement process), at the same time reducing the main disadvantages of each method. A home-made data-logger combines the acquired parameters and returns a data-string allowing an easy visualization of acquired data on geo-referenced maps. The string of data returns the position of acquisition (lat, long, WGS84), surface temperature (either derived by the pyrometer and by thermocouple), ambient temperature, barometric pressure and air moisture. -References -Diliberto I.S., Gurrieri S., Valenza M. (2002) Relationships between diffuse CO2 emissions and volcanic activity on the island of Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy) during the period 1984-1994 Bulletin of Volcanology vol 64: 219-228. -Diliberto I.S., (2013) Time series analysis of high temperature fumaroles monitored on the island of Vulcano (Aeolian Archipelago, italy). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Manuscript Number: doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.08.003. Inguaggiato, S., Mazot, A., Diliberto, I.S.,

Diliberto, Iole; Cappuzzo, Santo; Inguaggiato, Salvatore; Cosenza, Paolo

2014-05-01

477

78 FR 48464 - Comment request for Information Collection for Quick Turnaround Surveys of All Statutes and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment request for Information...Programs for Which the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is Responsible...with Revisions) AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION:...

2013-08-08

478

Early Quick Acuity Score Provides More Complete Data on Emergency Department Walkouts  

PubMed Central

Introduction Many prior studies have compared the acuity of Emergency Department (ED) patients who have Left Without Being Seen (LWBS) against non-LWBS patients. A weakness in these studies is that patients may walk out prior to the assignment of a triage score, biasing comparisons. We report an operational change whereby acuity was assessed immediately upon patient arrival. We hypothesized more patients would receive acuity scores with EQAS. We also sought to compare LWBS and non-LWBS patient characteristics with reduced bias. Methods Setting: urban, academic medical center. Retrospective cohort study, electronic chart review, collecting data on all ED patients presenting between 4/1/2010 and 10/31/2011 (“Traditional Acuity Score” period, TAS) and from 11/1/2011 to 3/31/2012 (“Early Quick Acuity Score” period, EQAS). We recorded disposition (LWBS versus non-LWBS), acuity and demographics. For each subject during the EQAS period, we calculated how many prior ED visits and how many prior walkouts the subject had had during the TAS period. Results Acuity was recorded in 92,275 of 94,526 patients (97.6%) for TAS period, and 25,577 of 25,760 patients (99.3%) for EQAS period, a difference of 1.7% (1.5%, 1.8%). LWBS patients had acuity scores recorded in 5,180 of 7,040 cases (73.6%) during TAS period, compared with 897 of 1,010 cases (88.8%) during the EQAS period, a difference of 15.2% (14.8%, 15.7%). LWBS were more likely than non-LWBS to be male, were younger and had lower acuity scores. LWBS averaged 5.3 prior ED visits compared with 2.8 by non-LWBS, a difference of 2.5 (1.5, 3.5). LWBS averaged 1.3 prior ED walkouts compared with 0.2 among non-LWBS, a difference of 1.1 (0.8, 1.3). Conclusions EQAS resulted in a higher proportion of patients receiving acuity scores, particularly among LWBS. This offers more complete data when comparing LWBS and non-LWBS patient characteristics. The comparison reinforced findings from prior studies. PMID:24465699

Lovett, Paris B.; Kahn, J. Akiva; Greene, Stuart E.; Bloch, Matthew A.; Brandt, Daniel R.; Minckler, Michael R.

2014-01-01

479

Quick, "Imputation-free" meta-analysis with proxy-SNPs  

PubMed Central

Background Meta-analysis (MA) is widely used to pool genome-wide association studies (GWASes) in order to a) increase the power to detect strong or weak genotype effects or b) as a result verification method. As a consequence of differing SNP panels among genotyping chips, imputation is the method of choice within GWAS consortia to avoid losing too many SNPs in a MA. YAMAS (Yet Another Meta Analysis Software), however, enables cross-GWAS conclusions prior to finished and polished imputation runs, which eventually are time-consuming. Results Here we present a fast method to avoid forfeiting SNPs present in only a subset of studies, without relying on imputation. This is accomplished by using reference linkage disequilibrium data from 1,000 Genomes/HapMap projects to find proxy-SNPs together with in-phase alleles for SNPs missing in at least one study. MA is conducted by combining association effect estimates of a SNP and those of its proxy-SNPs. Our algorithm is implemented in the MA software YAMAS. Association results from GWAS analysis applications can be used as input files for MA, tremendously speeding up MA compared to the conventional imputation approach. We show that our proxy algorithm is well-powered and yields valuable ad hoc results, possibly providing an incentive for follow-up studies. We propose our method as a quick screening step prior to imputation-based MA, as well as an additional main approach for studies without available reference data matching the ethnicities of study participants. As a proof of principle, we analyzed six dbGaP Type II Diabetes GWAS and found that the proxy algorithm clearly outperforms naïve MA on the p-value level: for 17 out of 23 we observe an improvement on the p-value level by a factor of more than two, and a maximum improvement by a factor of 2127. Conclusions YAMAS is an efficient and fast meta-analysis program which offers various methods, including conventional MA as well as inserting proxy-SNPs for missing markers to avoid unnecessary power loss. MA with YAMAS can be readily conducted as YAMAS provides a generic parser for heterogeneous tabulated file formats within the GWAS field and avoids cumbersome setups. In this way, it supplements the meta-analysis process. PMID:22971100

2012-01-01

480

Using NIR Photography to Document Snow Stratigraphy Quickly: Lessons from Three Field Campaigns  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We began using near-infrared (NIR) photography as a quick way to document snow stratigraphy in 2006 as part a snow validation campaign in Barrow, Alaska. Seventeen snow pits (30 to 80 cm deep) were photographed using a Sony DSC-P200 Cybershot 7.2-megapixel digital camera supported on a mini-tripod and equipped with a NIR filter (850 nm). Standard layer measurements of thickness, density, grain size, hardness, and grain type were also made in each pit. During the 2007 SnowSTAR traverse across Alaska and Canada, 43 snow pits were photographed and measured in the same fashion. During the CLPX-Alaska campaign of 2008, three trenches each about 10 m long were photographed in their entirety as well as documented in a traditional manner, this time using a Fuji S9100 9 mega-pixel digital camera with an 850 nm filter. For the trenches, the camera was supported on a sliding rail system. NIR photographs were processed using Image-J software and a simple algorithm that enhanced contrast based on grain size. Our goal is to develop a method of documenting stratigraphy that is faster than recording the results in a field book. For a 50 cm deep pit prior methods of recording stratigraphy would have required about 30 minutes. We succeeded in reducing the average time to acquire a pit photograph to less than 15 minutes. However, pit face preparation time increased by about 15 minutes because of the need to produce a smooth, divot-free snow surface. Required protocols to compute grain size from the photos added a further 20 minutes or more if used, so frequently these were omitted. While at present there is no real net reduction in the time to record stratigraphy using NIR photography vs. older methods, the result is superior in all ways to our best previous efforts to "map" the stratigraphy though hand-recorded data. A combination of older traditional methods and NIR photography is strongly recommended as the best method to document the snow stratigraphy.

Sturm, M.; Tape, K.; Liston, G. E.; Rutter, N.

2008-12-01

481

Repetitive mechanical responses of the amphibian skin to adrenergic stimulation .  

PubMed

Mechanical responses of the amphibian nerve-skin preparation to adrenergic stimulation were investigated by recording pressure changes at the skin surface with a piezoelectric sensor. When a dilute epinephrine (or norepinephrine) solution was applied to the inner skin surface, repetitive mechanical responses, representing quick swelling of the skin repeating at more or less regular intervals of about 1 min, were frequently observed. In about 10% of the preparations, the skin was found to undergo repetitive quick shrinkage (instead of swelling) under practically indistinguishable experimental conditions. Rapid volume changes occurring in the cytoplasmic gel of the gland cells are considered to be at the base of these repetitive mechanical responses. PMID:9757146

Tasaki, I

1998-08-01

482

‘You Get Really Old, Really Quick’: Involuntary Long Hours in the Mining Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Is there a job-quality problem in mining? Is part of this problem that mining employees are working involuntary long hours? If so, how extensive is this problem? What is the impact, if any, of involuntary long hours in mining on family life? And how much control do mining employees have over their working-time arrangements? What are the possible policy responses?

David Peetz; Georgina Murray

2011-01-01

483

Promoting Sexy Images: Case Study Scrutinizes Maxim's Cover Formula for Building Quick Circulation and Challenging Competitors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Maxim features a scantily dressed woman on its cover each month, persuading readers to buy its erotically branded magazine with a repetitive cover formula. Based on descriptive and ethnographic analyses, this exploratory case study addresses Maxim's cover formula and the competitive response from other men's lifestyle magazines. The formula has influenced several new men's magazines, and Maxim's success tempted at

Jacqueline Lambiase

2007-01-01

484

Part C Monitoring Systems in 10 States. Quick Turn Around (QTA).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides information about state monitoring practices on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C program that provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The findings reported summarize responses from 10 states with a variety of Part C lead agencies. In five…

Tschantz, Jennifer

485

URBAN EARTHQUAKE RAPID RESPONSE AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Technological advances in seismic instrumentation and telecommunication permit the implementation of real-time rapid response and early warning systems. During large earthquakes, such systems are capable of providing from a few seconds to a few tens of seconds of warning before the arrival of strong ground shaking and enable quick reports about the damage estimates to determine where emergency response

Mustafa ERDIK

486

Using automated planning for sensorweb response  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes efforts to link these science event detection systems with an automated response system to retarget remote sensing assets to observe these important but transient science events. Of course, automated mission planning is a key element of the overall tracking and response system. We describe the current prototype system which utilizes the Earth Observing One spacecraft, MODIS flying on Terra and Aqua, QuickSCAT, GOES, and AVHRR platforms as well as future plans for expansion.

Chien, Steve; Davies, Ashley; Tran, Daniel; Cichy, Benjamin; Rabideau, Gregg; Castano, Rebecca; Sherwood, Rob; Jones, Jeremy; Grosvenor, Sandy; Mandl, Dan; Frye, Stuart; Shulman, Seth; Ungar, Stephen; Brakke, Thomas; Descloitres, Jacques; Justice, Chris; Sohlberg, Rob; Wright, Rob; Flynn, Luke; Harris, Andy; Brakenridge, Robert; Cacquard, Sebastien; Nghiem, Son; Greeley, Ronald; Doggett, Thomas

2004-01-01

487

Giant magnetoimpedance-based microchannel system for quick and parallel genotyping of human papilloma virus type 16/18  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quick and parallel genotyping of human papilloma virus (HPV) type 16/18 is carried out by a specially designed giant magnetoimpedance (GMI) based microchannel system. Micropatterned soft magnetic ribbon exhibiting large GMI ratio serves as the biosensor element. HPV genotyping can be determined by the changes in GMI ratio in corresponding detection region after hybridization. The result shows that this system has great potential in future clinical diagnostics and can be easily extended to other biomedical applications based on molecular recognition.

Yang, Hao; Chen, Lei; Lei, Chong; Zhang, Ju; Li, Ding; Zhou, Zhi-Min; Bao, Chen-Chen; Hu, Heng-Yao; Chen, Xiang; Cui, Feng; Zhang, Shuang-Xi; Zhou, Yong; Cui, Da-Xiang

2010-07-01

488

An improved geopositioning model of QuickBird high resolution satellite imagery by compensating spatial correlated errors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A lot of studies have been done for correcting the systematic biases of high resolution satellite images (HRSI), which is a fundamental work in the geometric orientation and the geopositioning of HRSI. All the existing bias-corrected models eliminate the biases in the images by expressing the biases as a function of some deterministic parameters (i.e. shift, drift, or affine transformation models), which is indeed effective for most of the commercial high resolution satellite imagery (i.e. IKONOS, GeoEye-1, WorldView-1/2) except for QuickBird. Studies found that QuickBird is the only one that needs more than a simple shift model to absorb the strong residual systematic errors. To further improve the image geopositioning of QuickBird image, in this paper, we introduce space correlated errors (SCEs) and model them as signals in the bias-corrected rational function model (RFM) and estimate the SCEs at the ground control points (GCPs) together with the bias-corrected parameters using least squares collocation. With these estimated SCEs at GCPs, we then predict the SCEs at the unknown points according to their stochastic correlation with SCEs at the GCPs. Finally, we carry out geopositioning for these unknown points after compensating both the biases and the SCEs. The performance of our improved geopositioning model is demonstrated with a stereo pair of QuickBird cross-track images in the Shanghai urban area. The results show that the SCEs exist in HRSI and the presented geopositioning model exhibits a significant improvement, larger than 20% in both latitude and height directions and about 2.8% in longitude direction, in geopositioning accuracy compared to the common used affine transformation model (ATM), which is not taking SCEs into account. The statistical results also show that our improved geopositioning model is superior to the ATM and the second polynomial model (SPM) in both accuracy and reliability for the geopositioning of HRSI.

Li, Chuang; Shen, Yunzhong; Li, Bofeng; Qiao, Gang; Liu, Shijie; Wang, Weian; Tong, Xiaohua

2014-10-01

489

Using QuickTime Virtual Reality Objects in Computer-Assisted Instruction of Gross Anatomy: Yorick—the VR Skull  

Microsoft Academic Search

QuickTime virtual reality (QTVR) is a software technology that creates, on a normal computer screen, the illusion of holding and turning a three-dimensional object. QTVR is a practical photo-realistic virtual reality technology that is easily implemented on any current personal computer or via the Internet with no special hardware requirements. Because of its ability to present dynamic photo-quality images, we

Gary L. Nieder; Jane N. Scott; Mark D. Anderson

2000-01-01

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A quick method for the simultaneous determination of ascorbic acid and sorbic acid in fruit juices by capillary zone electrophoresis  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of quickly determining ascorbic acid and sorbic acid by capillary zone electrophoresis with ultraviolet detection was developed. The choice of background electrolyte, wavelength, injection time and applied voltage were discussed. Ascorbic acid and sorbic acid were well separated in 80mmolL?1 boric acid–5mmolL?1borax (pH = 8.0) in 5min at the detecting wavelength of 270nm. Under the optimum condition, the

Yajun Tang; Mingjia Wu

2005-01-01

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QuickBird satellite versus ground-based multi-spectral data for estimating nitrogen status of irrigated maize  

Microsoft Academic Search

In-season nitrogen (N) management of irrigated maize (Zea mays L.) requires frequent acquisition of plant N status estimates to timely assess the onset of crop N deficiency and its spatial\\u000a variability within a field. This study compared ground-based Exotech nadir-view sensor data and QuickBird satellite multi-spectral\\u000a data to evaluate several green waveband vegetation indices to assess the N status of

W. C. Bausch; R. Khosla

2010-01-01

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Usefulness of a quick decalcification of bone sections embedded in methyl metacrylate: an improved method for immunohistochemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Immunohistochemistry of undecalcified bone sections embedded in methyl methacrylate (MMA) is not commonly employed because\\u000a of potential destruction of tissue antigenicity by highly exothermic polymerization. The aim of the present study was to describe\\u000a a new technique in which a quick decalcification of bone sections embedded in MMA improves the results for immunohistochemistry.\\u000a The quality of interleukin 1? (IL-1?) immunostaining

Samirah Abreu Gomes; Luciene Machado dos Reis; Ivone Braga de Oliveira; Irene de Lourdes Noronha; Vanda Jorgetti; Ita Pfeferman Heilberg

2008-01-01

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Effects of Deprivation of the Quick-Wave Sleep in Rats with Inherited Predisposition to Audiogenic Convulsions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In experiments on rats of Krushinskii–Molodkina line (KM) with genetic predisposition to audiogenic convulsions, effects of the 3- and 6-h periods of the absence of the quick-wave sleep (QS) were studied in animals under natural conditions as well as of selective deprivations of QS on EEG spectral characteristics in the wakening–sleep cycle, on organization of the cycle, and on intensity

S. I. Vataev; G. A. Oganesyan

2004-01-01

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Stanford University EH&S: Chemical Waste Manager Quick Start Guide Revision: August, 2009 1/2 Stanford University EH&S Presents  

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Stanford University EH&S: Chemical Waste Manager Quick Start Guide Revision: August, 2009 1/2 Stanford University EH&S Presents: Chemical Waste Manager ­ Quick Start Guide Welcome to the new Chemical liquid at all, select a physical state of "Liquid". #12;Stanford University EH&S: Chemical Waste Manager

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Emergency Alert System Radio Quick Guide The Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio is one component of Texas A&M University's  

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Emergency Alert System Radio Quick Guide The Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio is one component to quickly communicate emergency health