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  1. Quick response codes and libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Walsh

    2009-01-01

    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.

  2. A Learning Environment for English Vocabulary Using Quick Response Codes

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    Arikan, Yuksel Deniz; Ozen, Sevil Orhan

    2015-01-01

    This study focuses on the process of developing a learning environment that uses tablets and Quick Response (QR) codes to enhance participants' English language vocabulary knowledge. The author employed the concurrent triangulation strategy, a mixed research design. The study was conducted at a private school in Izmir, Turkey during the 2012-2013…

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

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    Tucker, Al

    2011-01-01

    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,…

  4. Security printing of covert quick response codes using upconverting nanoparticle inks.

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    Meruga, Jeevan M; Cross, William M; Stanley May, P; Luu, QuocAnh; Crawford, Grant A; Kellar, Jon J

    2012-10-01

    Counterfeiting costs governments and private industries billions of dollars annually due to loss of value in currency and other printed items. This research involves using lanthanide doped ?-NaYF(4) nanoparticles for security printing applications. Inks comprised of Yb(3+)/Er(3+) and Yb(3+)/Tm(3+) doped ?-NaYF(4) nanoparticles with oleic acid as the capping agent in toluene and methyl benzoate with poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as the binding agent were used to print quick response (QR) codes. The QR codes were made using an AutoCAD file and printed with Optomec direct-write aerosol jetting(®). The printed QR codes are invisible under ambient lighting conditions, but are readable using a near-IR laser, and were successfully scanned using a smart phone. This research demonstrates that QR codes, which have been used primarily for information sharing applications, can also be used for security purposes. Higher levels of security were achieved by printing both green and blue upconverting inks, based on combinations of Er(3+)/Yb(3+) and Tm(3+)/Yb(3+), respectively, in a single QR code. The near-infrared (NIR)-to-visible upconversion luminescence properties of the two-ink QR codes were analyzed, including the influence of NIR excitation power density on perceived color, in term of the CIE 1931 chromaticity index. It was also shown that this security ink can be optimized for line width, thickness and stability on different substrates. PMID:22968045

  5. QR Code and Augmented Reality-Supported Mobile English Learning System

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    Tsung-Yu Liu; Tan-Hsu Tan; Yu-Ling Chu

    2008-01-01

    \\u000a Mobile learning highly prioritizes the successful acquisition of context-aware contents from a learning server. A variant\\u000a of 2D barcodes, the quick response (QR) code, which can be rapidly read using a PDA equipped with a camera and QR code reading\\u000a software, is considered promising for context-aware applications. This work presents a novel QR code and handheld augmented\\u000a reality (AR) supported

  6. QR codes: next level of social media.

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    Gottesman, Wesley; Baum, Neil

    2013-01-01

    The OR code, which is short for quick response code, system was invented in Japan for the auto industry. Its purpose was to track vehicles during manufacture; it was designed to allow high-speed component scanning. Now the scanning can be easily accomplished via cell phone, making the technology useful and within reach of your patients. There are numerous applications for OR codes in the contemporary medical practice. This article describes QR codes and how they might be applied for marketing and practice management. PMID:23866649

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

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    Tucker, Al

    2011-01-01

    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…

  8. Using QR codes for enhancing the scope of digital government services

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    David Lorenzi; Basit Shafiq; Jaideep Vaidya; Ghulam Nabi; Soon Chun; Vijayalakshmi Atluri

    2012-01-01

    Digital government is universally gaining acceptance as the public becomes more technologically advanced. The government must embrace new technology to minimize costs and maximize utility of services to the taxpayer. While administrative services have been easily ported to the digital world, there are still many important citizen-centric services that have not yet been effectively migrated. Quick Response codes (QR codes)

  9. Constella, a quick configuration platform for rapid response missions

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    M. Meerman; M. Sweeting

    2006-01-01

    Constella is a novel very quick response satellite platform that can be used in any low Earth orbit. It can be used as a single unit or as part of a constellation of spacecraft. It can be pre-manufactured to a large extent, and a selection of subsystems can be ready to select from, to provide last-minute configuration options for both

  10. SD-EQR: A New Technique To Use QR CodesTM in Cryptography

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    Dey, Somdip

    2012-01-01

    In this paper the author present a new technique of using QR Codes (commonly known as 'Quick Respond Codes') in the field of Cryptography. QR Codes are mainly used to convey or store messages because they have higher or large storage capacity than any other normal conventional 'barcodes'. In this paper the primary focus will be on storing messages in encrypted format with a password and send it to the required destination hiding in a QR Code, without being tracked or decrypted properly by any hacker or spyware. Since QR Codes have fast response time and have large storage capacity, QR Codes can be used perfectly to send encrypted data (messages) to the receiver. This method will be suitable in any business house, government sectors, communication network to send their encrypted messages faster to the destination. Or a person can even use this method to keep his important documents, like passport number, pan-card id, social security number, perfectly secured with him all the time, without the information getti...

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  12. A quaternion QR algorithm

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    Angelika Bunse-Gerstner; Ralph Byers; Volker Mehrmann

    1989-01-01

    Summary This paper extends the Francis QR algorithm to quaternion and antiquaternion matrices. It calculates a quaternion version of the Schur decomposition using quaternion unitary similarity transformations. Following a finite step reduction to a Hessenberg-like condensed form, a sequence of implicit QR steps reduces the matrix to triangular form. Eigenvalues may be read off the diagonal. Eigenvectors may be obtained

  13. Development of a quick response persistent current switch

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    Takeo, M.; Kuroda, K.; Matsuo, M.; Sato, S.; Shikimachi, K.; Wang, Q. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Research Inst. for Superconductivity] [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Research Inst. for Superconductivity

    1996-07-01

    A superconducting magnetic energy storage system which has high efficiency of energy storage, quick response for charging and discharging electric powers and capability of independent control of active and reactive powers, can be applied widely to several purposes, for instance, stabilization of electric power systems, compensation for momentary voltage drops and service interruptions, regulation of load fluctuations and frequency and so on. Recently, SMES coils of the order of several MJ have been developed. This paper describes the test results of a 100A persistent current switch and the design of a 1.5kA persistent current switch. These switches are of transformer-type, based on the principle of a current transformer. In order to increase resistance in the switch-off mode, bifiliar windings with negligible small inductance are inserted into the secondary circuit of the transformer. The test of the 100A persistent current switch has been performed with satisfactory results such as the switch-off resistance of 50 {Omega}, the switch-off time delay of 20 ms and the operational current of 100A. The 1.5kA persistent current switch has been also designed to have a shorter response time than 100ms and a switch-off resistance larger than 100 {Omega}.

  14. How much domestic quick response manufacturing can a business afford?

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    Warburton, Roger D. H.; Warner, Steven B.

    2000-10-01

    Employment in the U.S. apparel industry has declined dramatically since the 1960s. Will it fall inexorably to zero, or is there some base level that can endure? If so, what strategic characteristics are required to survive? There is considerable interest in Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM), not only as a reason to support domestic manufacturing, but also as part of the larger goal of reducing supply chain costs. However, since Domestic Manufacturing is more expensive, why should anyone bother considering it? This paper presents an analytical model of a team approach that includes both domestic and offshore manufacturing. Despite the additional costs associated with U.S. manufacturing, our model predicts that including a domestic contractor is legitimate and cost effective. However, the alliance must be genuinely cooperative. A partnership has to be established early in the retailer's planning cycle, and the manufacturer should participate in the planning. Also, sharing data and making timely decisions imposes a strategic business approach, and the model allows us to describe the characteristic roles and capabilities required. Using this model for guidance, we anticipate that retailers will have the stock to satisfy more customers with fewer markdowns, while manufacturers will see increased margins and lower inventories.

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

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Supply Chain Networks with Global Outsourcing and Quick-Response Production Under Demand and Cost and computational framework for supply chain networks with global outsourcing and quick-response production under). Our theoretical and analytical results shed light on the value of outsourcing from novel real option

  16. Three-dimensional polarization marked multiple-QR code encryption by optimizing a single vectorial beam

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    Lin, Chao; Shen, Xueju; Hua, Binbin; Wang, Zhisong

    2015-10-01

    We demonstrate the feasibility of three dimensional (3D) polarization multiplexing by optimizing a single vectorial beam using a multiple-signal window multiple-plane (MSW-MP) phase retrieval algorithm. Original messages represented with multiple quick response (QR) codes are first partitioned into a series of subblocks. Then, each subblock is marked with a specific polarization state and randomly distributed in 3D space with both longitudinal and transversal adjustable freedoms. A generalized 3D polarization mapping protocol is established to generate a 3D polarization key. Finally, multiple-QR code is encrypted into one phase only mask and one polarization only mask based on the modified Gerchberg-Saxton (GS) algorithm. We take the polarization mask as the cyphertext and the phase only mask as additional dimension of key. Only when both the phase key and 3D polarization key are correct, original messages can be recovered. We verify our proposal with both simulation and experiment evidences.

  17. FPGA-based embedded visual servoing platform for quick response visual servoing

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    Jwu-Sheng Hu; Nelson Yen-Chung Chang; Jwu-Jiun Yang; Jyun-Ji Wang; Rodolfo Gondim Lossio; Ming-Chih Chien; Yung-Jung Chang; Chen-Yu Kai; Shyh-Haur Su

    2011-01-01

    The response speed of visual servoing depends on the computation platform's data transfer and computation capability. In this work, we proposed an embedded FPGA-based visual servoing platform (VSP) to meet the requirements on data transfer and computation capability for quick response visual servoing tasks. To address the data transfer capability issue, we adopted coprocessor-like system architecture, which provided direct connections

  18. A Brief Comparison of NFC Smart Posters and Quick Response Codes

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    Mayes, Keith

    A Brief Comparison of NFC Smart Posters and Quick Response Codes Keith E. Mayes, Lazaros Kyrillidis (NFC) [2] [3] [4] [5], which amongst other things allows a mobile phone to interact with Radio the phone within a few cm of the NFC compatible RFID (which we will also refer to as an NFC tag

  19. An emergency logistics distribution approach for quick response to urgent relief demand in disasters

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    Jiuh-Biing Sheu

    2007-01-01

    Quick response to the urgent relief needs right after natural disasters through efficient emergency logistics distribution is vital to the alleviation of disaster impact in the affected areas, which remains challenging in the field of logistics and related study areas. This paper presents a hybrid fuzzy clustering-optimization approach to the operation of emergency logistics co-distribution responding to the urgent relief

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

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

    1996-01-01

    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.

  1. A New Quick-Response and High-Efficiency Control Strategy of an Induction Motor

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    Isao Takahashi; Toshihiko Noguchi

    1986-01-01

    New quick-response and high-efficiency control of an induction motor, which is quite different from that of the field-oriented control is proposed. The most obvious differences between the two are as follows. 1) The proposed scheme is based on limit cycle control of both flux and torque using optimum PWM output voltage; a switching table is employed for selecting the optimum

  2. QR factorization of Toeplitz matrices

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    A. W. Bojanczyk; R. P. Brent; F. R. de Hoog

    1986-01-01

    Summary This paper presents a new algorithm for computing theQR factorization of anm×n Toeplitz matrix inO(mn) operations. The algorithm exploits the procedure for the rank-1 modification and the fact that both principal (m-1)×(n-1) submatrices of the Toeplitz matrix are identical. An efficient parallel implementation of the algorithm is possible.

  3. Quick Detection of FKS1 Mutations Responsible for Clinical Echinocandin Resistance in Candida albicans.

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    Dudiuk, Catiana; Gamarra, Soledad; Jimenez-Ortigosa, Cristina; Leonardelli, Florencia; Macedo, Daiana; Perlin, David S; Garcia-Effron, Guillermo

    2015-07-01

    A rapid molecular-based assay for the detection of the Candida albicans FKS1 gene mutations responsible for resistance to echinocandin drugs was designed and evaluated. The assay consisted of a multiplexed PCR set of 5 tubes able to detect the most commonly described resistance mechanism, including FKS1 hot spot 1 and hot spot 2 mutations. The performance and specificity of the assay was evaluated using a double-blinded panel of 50 C. albicans strains. The assay showed a sensitivity of 96% and was able to detect all homozygous mutants included in the collection of strains, demonstrating that it is a robust, quick, and labor-saving method that is suitable for a routine clinical diagnostic laboratory. PMID:25878347

  4. Developing unmanned airship onboard multispectral imagery system for quick-response to drinking water pollution

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    Liu, Zhigang; Wu, Jun; Yang, Haisheng; Li, Bo; Zhang, Yun; Yang, Shengtian

    2009-10-01

    Satellite multispectral imageries are usually limited in low space resolution, long revisit cycle or high cost. This paper presents our ongoing research on developing cost-effective unmanned airship on board Multispectral imagery system to acquire high-resolution multispectral imagery for quick-response to drinking water pollution issues. First, the overall architecture of developed system is described. After that, system integration including CCD cameras coupling, GPS/INS synchronization, stabilize platform control and wireless communication are discussed in detail. Next, system calibration is implemented in radiance and geometry respectively. An adaptive calibration method is developed to obtain absolute radiance and classic homography principle is employed to relate CCD cameras with each other geometrically. Finally, flight experiments are implemented to acquire high-resolution multispectral imageries along river and imageries are deliberately calibrated for the estimation of water quality. Conclusions are also conducted as well.

  5. A Quick Response Forecasting Model of Pathogen Transport and Inactivation in Near-shore Regions

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    Liu, L.; Fu, X.

    2011-12-01

    Modeling methods supporting water quality assessments play a critical role by facilitating people to understand and promptly predict the potential threat of waterborne bacterial pathogens pose to human health. A mathematical model to describe and predict bacterial levels can provide foundation for water managers in making decisions on whether a water system is safe to open to the public. The inactivation (decay or die-off) rate of bacteria is critical in a bacterial model by controlling bacterial concentration in waters and depends on numerous factors of hydrodynamics, meteorology, geology, chemistry and biology. Transport and fate of waterborne pathogens in fresh water systems is an essentially three-dimensional problem, which requires a coupling of hydrodynamic equations and transport equations that describe the pathogen and suspended sediment dynamics. However, such an approach could be very demanding and time consuming from a practical point of view due to excess computational efforts. Long computation time may lead people unintentionally drinking or swimming in the contaminated water during the period before the predictive results of water quality come out. Therefore, it is very necessary to find a quick-response model to forecast bacterial concentration instantly to protect human health without any delay. Nearshore regions are the most commonly and directly used area for people in a huge water system. The prior multi-dimensional investigations of E. Coli and Enterococci inactivation in literature indicate that along-shore current predominated the nearshore region. Consequently, the complex dynamic conditions may be potentially simplified to one-dimensional scenario. In this research, a one-dimensional model system coupling both hydrodynamic and bacterial transport modules is constructed considering different complex processes to simulate the transport and fate of pathogens in nearshore regions. The quick-response model mainly focuses on promptly forecasting purpose and will be verified and calibrated with the available data collected from southern Lake Michigan. The modeling results will be compared with those from prior multi-dimensional models. This model is specifically effective for the outfall-controlled waters, where pathogens are primarily predominated by loadings from nearby tributaries and tend to show wide variations in concentrations.

  6. A quick response four decade logarithmic high-voltage stepping supply

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    Doong, H.

    1978-01-01

    An improved high-voltage stepping supply, for space instrumentation is described where low power consumption and fast settling time between steps are required. The high-voltage stepping supply, utilizing an average power of 750 milliwatts, delivers a pair of mirror images with 64 level logarithmic outputs. It covers a four decade range of + or - 2500 to + or - 0.29 volts having an output stability of + or - 0.5 percent or + or - 20 millivolts for all line load and temperature variations. The supply provides a typical step setting time of 1 millisecond with 100 microseconds for the lower two decades. The versatile design features of the high-voltage stepping supply provides a quick response staircase generator as described or a fixed voltage with the option to change levels as required over large dynamic ranges without circuit modifications. The concept can be implemented up to + or - 5000 volts. With these design features, the high-voltage stepping supply should find numerous applications where charged particle detection, electro-optical systems, and high voltage scientific instruments are used.

  7. On the Error in QR Integration

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    Dieci, Luca; Van Vleck, Erik

    2008-03-07

    An important change of variables for a linear time varying system $\\dot x=A(t)x, t\\ge 0$, is that induced by the QR-factorization of the underlying fundamental matrix solution: $X=QR$, with Q orthogonal and R upper triangular (with positive diagonal...

  8. Continuous analogues of QR, SVD, and LU

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    Trefethen, Nick

    , it works. Tests underway. #12;10/14 SVD ("reduced" or "skinny") A = USV* A = USV* Algorithm: A = QR quasimatrix QR factorization R = USV* standard SVD A = (QU)SV* #12;11/14 Demo 3: SVD #12;12/14 LU (without

  9. Responsiveness, minimal importance difference and minimal detectable change scores of the shortened disability arm shoulder hand (QuickDASH) questionnaire.

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    Polson, Kate; Reid, Duncan; McNair, Peter J; Larmer, Peter

    2010-08-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the responsiveness, Minimal Important Difference (MID) and Minimal Detectable Change (MDC) scores of the shortened Disability Arm Shoulder Hand (QuickDASH) questionnaire. Participants (n = 35) were recruited from private physiotherapy practices. Participants completed the QuickDASH questionnaire on two occasions; the first prior to treatment and the second at discharge or at six weeks post baseline, whichever event occurred first. The participants also completed a Global Change in Status Questionnaire (GSCQ). Responsiveness across treatment to discharge or at six weeks post initial visit was analysed by calculating the Effect Size (ES) and Standardised Response Mean (SRM). The MID was calculated using an anchor based approach and the MDC score was based upon calculations of the standard error of measurement (SEM). The results indicated that responsiveness was high (ES = 1.02, SRM = 1.1). The MID was 19 points while the MDC was 11 points. These results provide evidence that the QuickDASH is a responsive instrument when utilised in patients seen in private practice over a typical treatment interval. PMID:20434942

  10. Contourlet based image watermarking using QR decomposition

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    Mitra, Priyanka; Gunjan, Reena; Gaur, M. S.

    2013-01-01

    The paper presents an image watermarking algorithm based on Contourlet Transform (CT) and QR factorization method. Contourlet Transform is used to transform both the cover and watermark image into subbands. The watermarking is applied to the Contourlet Transform as the human visual system is comparatively less sensitive to edges of the image. The low frequency coefficients of an image contain the highest energy. Thus the lowest frequency coefficients of the contourlet transformed original and watermark image are selected for watermarking. The selected coefficients are then decomposed using QR factorization method. The QR factorized coefficients of watermark image is embedded into the QR factorized original image values. Inverse QR and inverse CT is then applied on the watermark embedded coefficients of image to obtain the watermarked image. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm is a better technique as compared to other watermarking schemes based on Contourlet Transform. The proposed watermarking scheme is imperceptible and robust against image processing attacks such as Gaussian noise, scaling, compression, salt and pepper noise.

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

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    Seenivasagam, V.; Velumani, R.

    2013-01-01

    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

  12. A QR code based zero-watermarking scheme for authentication of medical images in teleradiology cloud.

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    Seenivasagam, V; Velumani, R

    2013-01-01

    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

  13. Distributed QR Factorization Based on Randomized Algorithms

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    Zemen, Thomas

    -sum algorithm; randomized communication schedule; fault-tolerance 1 Introduction We consider the distributedDistributed QR Factorization Based on Randomized Algorithms Hana Strakov´a1 , Wilfried N. Gansterer of Algorithms Hana.Strakova@univie.ac.at, Wilfried.Gansterer@univie.ac.at 2 Forschungszentrum Telekommunication

  14. A dasymetric data supported earthquake disaster loss quick assessment method for emergency response in China

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    Xu, J.; An, J.; Nie, G.

    2015-02-01

    Improving earthquake disaster loss estimation speed and accuracy is one of key factors in effective earthquake response and rescue. The presentation of exposure data by applying a dasymetric map approach has good potential for addressing this issue. With the support of 30'' × 30'' areal exposure data (population and building data in China), this paper presents a new two-phase earthquake disaster loss estimation method for emergency response situations. This method has two phases: a pre-earthquake phase and a co-earthquake phase. In the pre-earthquake phase, we pre-calculate the earthquake loss related to different seismic intensities and store them in a 30'' × 30'' grid format, which has four stages: determining the earthquake loss calculation factor, gridding possible damage matrixes, the building damage calculation and the people loss calculation. The dasymetric map approach makes this possible. Then, in the co-earthquake phase, there are two stages of estimating loss: generating a theoretical isoseismal map to depict the spatial distribution of the seismic intensity field; then, using the seismic intensity field to extract statistics of disaster loss from pre-calculated loss estimation data to obtain the final estimation results. The method is validated by four actual earthquakes that occurred in China. The method not only significant improves the speed and accuracy of loss estimation, but gives spatial distribution for the loss, which will be effective in aiding earthquake emergency response and rescue. Additionally, related pre-calculated earthquake loss estimation data in China could serve to provide disaster risk analysis before earthquakes happen. Currently, the pre-calculated loss estimation data and the two-phase estimation method are used by the China Earthquake Administration.

  15. Quick Draw

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    Morring, Frank, Jr.

    2004-01-01

    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.

  16. Asymmetric information hiding and noise-free recovery based on rotating analyzer ellipsometry and quick-response code.

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    Lin, Chao; Shen, Xueju; Wang, Zhisong

    2014-08-01

    We report an asymmetric optical information hiding method based on a rotating analyzer ellipsometry technique. This asymmetric hiding architecture not only avoids the interception of keys during transmission or distribution but also makes the cyphertext more inconspicuous for attackers. A new kind of one-way optical trapdoor function is constructed based on the fact that the state of polarization (SOP) of elliptical polarized light cannot be recovered with only the knowledge of intensity captured after passing through a linear polarizer. Meanwhile, the SOP of a polarization ellipse could be calculated by rotating the polarizer to record two scenes of intensity after it. Introduction of a quick response code as a container leads to noise-free recovery for original information and enhances practicality of the proposed cryptosystem with versatile key sensitivity and fault tolerance capability. Numerical simulation results that support theoretical analysis are presented. Analysis on the relationship between hiding effect or quality of decryption and parameters of the algorithm also is provided. PMID:25121548

  17. Stable parallel algorithms for computing and updating the QR decomposition

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    E. J. Kontoghiorghes; M. R. B. Clarke

    1993-01-01

    We propose new stable parallel algorithms based on Householder transformations and compound Given's rotations to compute the QR decomposition of a rectangular matrix. The predicted execution time of all algorithms on the massively parallel SIMD array processor AMT DAP 510, have been obtained and analyzed. Modified versions of these algorithms are also considered for updating the QR decomposition, when rows

  18. New Parallel Strategies for Block Updating the Qr Decomposition

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    Erricos John Kontoghiorghes

    1995-01-01

    Parallel strategies are proposed for updating the QR decomposition of an mxn matrix after adding k rows (k ? n). These strategies are based on Givens rotations and are found to complete the updating in fewer steps by comparison to a recently published algorithm. An efficient adaptation of the first parallel strategy to compute the QR decomposition of structured banded

  19. Quick Meals.

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    Anonymous

    1959-01-01

    stored food for case in locating Chop large quantities of food, such as a according to the food groups listed in the Texas stalk of celery, bundle of green beans or a whole Food Standard. onion, on a chopping board. Keep master mix handy for quick... the table. 2. Prepare croquette mixture; place in refrigerator to chill before shaping. 1 1-pound can salmon, drained and flaked 3 eggs '/t cup soft bread crumbs 1 tablespoon minced onion 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper I cup fine cracker crumbs...

  20. QR-decomposition based lattice filter algorithms

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    Proudler, I. K.; McWhirter, J. G.; Shepherd, T. J.

    1989-11-01

    A new lattice filter algorithm for adaptive filtering is presented. In common with other lattice algorithms for adaptive filtering, this algorithm only requires 0(p) operations for the solution of a p-th order problem. The algorithm is derived from the QR-decomposition (QRD) based recursive least squares minimisation algorithm and hence is expected to have superior numerical properties compared with other fast algorithms. This algorithm contains within it a new algo-rithm for solving the least squares linear prediction problem. The algorithms are presented in two forms: one that in-volves taking square-roots and one that does not. Some preliminary computer simulation results are presented that in-dicate that the output residuals produced by the new, fast adaptive filtering algorithm are in good agreement with those from the more established, 0(p2) QRD recursive least squares minimisation algorithm.

  1. Quick Profiles Report

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    Close Window State Cancer Profiles Quick Reference Guides ? Back to Quick Profiles Reference Guide Quick Profiles Report This graphic shows the Quick Profiles Report for Iowa compared with the United States and All Cancer Sites. There are various text

  2. On the Error in the Product QR Decomposition

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    Van Vleck, Erik

    2010-03-17

    We develop both a normwise and a componentwise error analysis for the QR factorization of long products of invertible matrices. We obtain global error bounds for both the orthogonal and upper triangular factors that depend on uniform bounds...

  3. Quick Profiles Report

    Cancer.gov

    Close Window State Cancer Profiles Quick Reference Guides ? Quick Reference Guides Index Quick Profiles Report Send to Printer Text description of this image. Site Home Policies Accessibility Viewing Files FOIA Contact Us U.S. Department of Health and

  4. Identification of a gC1q-binding protein (gC1q-R) on the surface of human neutrophils. Subcellular localization and binding properties in comparison with the cC1q-R.

    PubMed Central

    Eggleton, P; Ghebrehiwet, B; Sastry, K N; Coburn, J P; Zaner, K S; Reid, K B; Tauber, A I

    1995-01-01

    Human neutrophils have multiple C1q-binding proteins. Direct ligand-binding studies with the globular domain of C1q and two-dimensional Western blot analysis revealed two gC1q-binding proteins (gC1q-R): a 33,000 M(r) protein (pI 4.5) mainly in the neutrophil plasma membrane and an 80,000-90,000 M(r) protein (pI 4.1-4.2) located mainly in the granules. Direct binding studies showed that C1q bound to this higher molecular weight protein under physiological conditions. In contrast, anti-cC1q-R antibody, which recognizes a protein binding to collagenous tails of C1q, detected only a 68,000 M(r) protein in the plasma membrane. Both the 33,000 and 68,000 M(r) receptors appear early on the surface of differentiating HL-60 cells. On mature neutrophils, surface expression of both C1q receptors was evident, but no upregulation was observed upon stimulation. Phorbol myristate acetate treatment of neutrophils downregulated both the receptors from cell surface, and significant amounts of soluble gC1q-R were in cell media supernatants, suggesting receptor shedding or secretion. gC1q-R, unlike cC1q-R, did not bind to other C1q-like ligands, namely mannose binding protein, surfactant protein-A, surfactant protein-D, or conglutinin under normal ionic conditions, suggesting a greater specificity for C1q than the "collectin" type receptor (cC1q-R). Rather, gC1q-R only bound purified C1q, and the binding was enhanced under low ionic conditions and in the absence of calcium. The role of C1q receptor shedding and its biologic consequence remain to be defined, but may contribute to the diversity of C1q-mediated responses observed in many cell types. Images PMID:7706463

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

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    Grigoras, .Romulus

    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

  6. QRishing: The Susceptibility of Smartphone Users to QR Code Phishing Attacks

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    Tague, Patrick

    QRishing: The Susceptibility of Smartphone Users to QR Code Phishing Attacks Timothy Vidas investigated the viability of QR- code-initiated phishing attacks, or QRishing, by conducting two exper- iments application of QR codes for phishing. Over our four-week study, our disingenuous flyers were scanned by 225

  7. Quick response PZT/P(VDF-TrFE) composite film pyroelectric infrared sensor with patterned polyimide thermal isolation layer

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    Wu, C. G.; Li, P.; Cai, G. Q.; Luo, W. B.; Sun, X. Y.; Peng, Q. X.; Zhang, W. L.

    2014-09-01

    The fabrication method and the pyroelectric response of a single element infrared sensor based lead zirconate titanate (PZT) particles and polyvinylidene fluoride P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer composite thick film is reported in this paper. A special thermal insulation structure, including polyimide (PI) thermal insulation layer and thermal insulation tanks, was used in this device. The thermal insulation tanks were fabricated by laser micro-etching technique. Voltage responsivity (RV), noise voltage (Vnoise), noise equivalent power (NEP), and detectivity (D*) of the PZT/P(VDF-TrFE) based infrared sensor are 1.2 × 103 V/W, 1.25 × 10-6 V Hz1/2, 1.1 × 10-9 W and 1.9 × 108 cm Hz1/2 W-1 at 137.3 Hz modulation frequency, respectively. The thermal time constant of the infrared sensor ?T was about 15 ms. The results demonstrate that the composite infrared sensor show a high detectivity at high chopper frequency, which is an essential advantage in infrared detectors and some other devices.

  8. Adaptive lattice filters for block RLS based on QR decomposition

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hideaki Sakai; Tomoshi Imura

    1993-01-01

    Recently, the QR decomposition (QRD) method has been extensively used in the recursive least squares (RLS) adaptive filtering problems. And the least squares lattice (LSL) algorithm has been rederived based on the QRD method. On the other hand, in order to increase the throughput in the general RLS, a triangular systolic array for block processing based on the QRD method

  9. Communication-Avoiding QR Decomposition for Michael Anderson

    E-print Network

    California at Berkeley, University of

    existing parallel GPU implementations of QR for a large class of tall-skinny matrices. Other GPU to 13x for tall-skinny matrices. We also discuss stationary video background subtraction as a motivating value decomposition of a tall-skinny matrix. Using CAQR as a first step to getting the singular value

  10. 2001 QR322: a dynamically unstable Neptune Trojan?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Horner, J.; Lykawka, P. S.

    2010-06-01

    Since early work on the stability of the first Neptunian Trojan, 2001 QR322, suggested that it was a dynamically stable, primordial body, it has been assumed that this applies to both that object and its more recently discovered brethren. However, it seems that things are no longer so clear-cut. In this work, we present the results of detailed dynamical simulations of the orbital behaviour of 2001 QR322. Using an ephemeris for the object that has significantly improved since earlier works, we follow the evolution of 19683 test particles, placed on orbits within the observational error ellipse of 2001 QR322's orbit, for a period of 1Gyr. We find that majority of these `clones' of 2001 QR322 are dynamically unstable, exhibiting a near-exponential decay from both the Neptunian Trojan cloud (decay half-life of ~550Myr) and the Solar system (decay half-life of ~590Myr). The stability of the object within Neptune's Trojan cloud is found to be strongly dependent on the initial semimajor axis used, with these objects located at a >= 30.30au being significantly less stable than those interior to this value, as a result of their having initial libration amplitudes very close to a critical threshold dividing regular and irregular motion, located at ~70°-75° (full extent of angular motion). This result suggests that if 2001 QR322 is a primordial Neptunian Trojan, it must be a representative of a population that was once significantly larger than that we see today and adds weight to the idea that the Neptune Trojans may represent a significant source of objects moving on unstable orbits between the giant planets (the Centaurs).

  11. How Quick Are Your Responses?

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2013-05-15

    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.

  12. VXQR: derivative-free unconstrained optimization based on QR factorizations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arnold Neumaier; Hannes Fendl; Harald Schilly; Thomas Leitner

    This paper presents basic features of a new family of algorithms for unconstrained derivative-free optimization, based on\\u000a line searches along directions generated from QR factorizations of past direction matrices. Emphasis is on fast descent with\\u000a a low number of function values, so that the algorithm can be used for fairly expensive functions. The theoretical total time\\u000a overhead needed per function

  13. Equal-diagonal QR decomposition and its application to precoder design for successive-cancellation detection

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jian-kang Zhang; Aleksandar Kavcic; Kon Max Wong

    2005-01-01

    In multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) mul- tiuser detection theory, the QR decomposition of the channel ma- trix H can be used to form the back-cancellation detector. In this paper we propose an optimal QR decomposition, which we call the equal-diagonal QR decomposition, or shortly the QRS de- composition. We apply the decomposition to precoded successive- cancellation detection, where we assume

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mei-po Kwan; Jiyeong Lee

    2005-01-01

    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

  15. QuickTox Kit for QuickScan DON (Vomitoxin).

    PubMed

    Albert, Andre L; Champoux, Phillip D; Davis, Alan H

    2013-01-01

    The QuickTox Kit for QuickScan DON (Vomitoxin) uses lateral flow technology and a reader-based system for the quantification of deoxynivalenol (DON, vomitoxin) residues in cereal grain commodities. The present work was performed to obtain AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested MethodsM certification for testing wheat, maize, wheat bran, wheat flour, and barley samples with DON contamination levels as high as 5 ppm. Assay performance was examined using naturally contaminated and spiked samples in internal and independent laboratory evaluations and was compared to previously established acceptance criteria. Performance was evaluated with direct regard to linearity, matrix, selectivity, robustness, and stability. All data points in all studies were within the ranges defined in the acceptance criteria. The assay exhibited a linear dose response over the range tested, 0-5.0 ppm, with R2 values exceeding 0.97. RSD of repeatability, or RSDr, values for results ranged from 3.12 to 16.01% across all tested commodities and levels. Assay results were not affected by the presence of other common mycotoxins: aflatoxin B1, fumonisin B1, ochratoxin A, or zearalenone. Selectivity for modified DON was examined, specifically 15-acetyl DON, 3-acetyl DON, DON-3-glucoside, and another tricothecene, nivalenol; all were detected. The assay produced acceptable results in robustness studies when assay timing, temperature, and volume were covaried. The QuickTox Kit for QuickScan DON (Vomitoxin) assay is a convenient and reliable method for determination of DON in grain commodities. PMID:24282939

  16. Using Quick Search.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maxfield, Sandy, Ed.; Kabus, Karl, Ed.

    This document is a guide to the use of Quick Search, a library service that provides access to more than 100 databases which contain references to journal articles and other research materials through two commercial systems--BRS After/Dark and DIALOG's Knowledge Index. The guide is divided into five sections: (1) Using Quick Search; (2) The…

  17. QUICK GUIDE Wisconsin Irrigation

    E-print Network

    Bohnhoff, David

    6/11 QUICK GUIDE Wisconsin Irrigation Scheduler (WIS) Version 6.3.11 #12;6/11 QUICK GUIDE For the WI Irrigation Scheduler (WIS) The WI Irrigation Scheduler (WIS) applies the checkbook method to track and irrigation. Colored fonts indicate when excess water inputs results in deep drainage or when additional water

  18. Two concurrent architectures for eigenvalue extraction utilizing the QR algorithm 

    E-print Network

    McDaniel, Guy David

    1983-01-01

    . Upper Hessenberg Transformer B. Double Shift QR Architecture C. Expansion to Larger Order Systems Page v11 ix 2I 21 3A 37 A7 55 55 59 67 vn D . Ei genvector Extraction CHAPTER V. SIMULATION RESULTS A. Simulation Description B. Results... ~pper Hessenberg transformer 56 Figure 14. Example of a 6 x 6 case of the P matrix component 62 Figure 15. Complete linear processing array system architecture . 6o Page Figure 16. Example of the linear array expansion scheme 68 LIST OF TABLES...

  19. On Morley's theorem, determinantal identities and the QR algorithm

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Macfarlane, A. J.

    2010-11-01

    Three results are shown in this contribution. First, the diagram used in the proof of Morley's theorem is shown to provide a template for the creation of a closed solid figure. Second, it is shown how a proposition governing a class of determinants can be used to produce a rich supply of identities involving, e.g., Fibonacci and related families of numbers. Finally, it is shown in the case of an arbitrary 2 × 2 symmetric matrix A, how to obtain explicit expressions for all the elements of all the matrices involved in implementing the determination of the eigenvalues of A by means of the QR algorithm.

  20. 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

  1. EPA QUICK REFERENCE GUIDES

    EPA Science Inventory

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

  2. Quick Profiles Report

    Cancer.gov

    Provides a quick look for assessing the burden and risk for a major cancer site for the US overall or for a selected state. The Quick Profile is constructed using a table for each data topic across the cancer contol continuum (demographics, screening and risk factors, cancer knowledge, incidence, prevalence, mortality). Each of these tables has a state rate and U.S. Rate where available. Graphs and Maps are linked from these statistics.

  3. Supporting Situated Learning Based on QR Codes with Etiquetar App: A Pilot Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Camacho, Miguel Olmedo; Pérez-Sanagustín, Mar; Alario-Hoyos, Carlos; Soldani, Xavier; Kloos, Carlos Delgado; Sayago, Sergio

    2014-01-01

    EtiquetAR is an authoring tool for supporting the design and enactment of situated learning experiences based on QR tags. Practitioners use etiquetAR for creating, managing and personalizing collections of QR codes with special properties: (1) codes can have more than one link pointing at different multimedia resources, (2) codes can be updated…

  4. Communication-Avoiding QR Decomposition for GPUs Michael Anderson, Grey Ballard, James Demmel and Kurt Keutzer

    E-print Network

    California at Berkeley, University of

    of QR for a large class of tall-skinny matrices. Other GPU implementations of QR handle panel CULA, a parallel linear algebra library for GPUs by up to 17x for tall-skinny matrices and Intel's Math the singular value decomposition of a tall-skinny matrix. Using CAQR as a first step to getting the singular

  5. Quick connect fastener

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Weddendorf, Bruce (inventor)

    1994-01-01

    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.

  6. UV-responsive polyvinyl alcohol nanofibers prepared by electrospinning

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Khatri, Zeeshan; Ali, Shamshad; Khatri, Imran; Mayakrishnan, Gopiraman; Kim, Seong Hun; Kim, Ick-Soo

    2015-07-01

    We report UV-responsive polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanofibers for potential application for recording and erasing quick response (QR) codes. We incorporate 1?-3?-dihydro-8-methoxy-1?,3?,3?-trimethyl-6-nitrospiro [2H-1-benzopyran-2,2?-(2H)-indole] (indole) and,3-dihydro-1,3,3-trimethylspiro [2H-indole-2,3?-[3H] phenanthr [9,10-b] (1,4) oxazine] (oxazine) into PVA polymer matrix via electrospinning technique. The resultant nanofibers were measured for recording-erasing, photo-coloration and thermal reversibility. The rate of photo-coloration of PVA-indole nanofibers was five times higher than the PVA-oxazine nanofibers, whereas the thermal reversibility found to be more than twice as fast as PVA-oxazine nanofibers. Results showed that the resultant nanofibers have very good capability of recording QR codes multiple times. The FTIR spectroscopy and SEM were employed to characterize the electrospun nanofibers. The UV-responsive PVA nanofibers have great potentials as a light-driven nanomaterials incorporated within sensors, sensitive displays and in optical devices such as erasable and rewritable optical storage.

  7. 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

  8. Quick Skillet Lasagna Ingredients

    E-print Network

    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Quick Skillet Lasagna Ingredients: 1 onion 1/2 pound ground turkey 15 ounces tomatoes 6 ounces to medium. When hot, add turkey, breaking into small pieces. 2. Cut the ends off of the onion, and peel off the brown layers. Cut onion in half, and place flat side down. Slice into thin strips keeping onion together

  9. Quick Reference Guides: Index

    Cancer.gov

    This page contains links to a set of Quick Reference Guides for each of the table and graph types contained on this site. These guides provide a short "how to" explanation of the tables and graphs and are designed to be “printer friendly”.

  10. Fast Stats: Quick Reference

    Cancer.gov

    Fast Stats: Quick Reference Statistic Type Selection Fast Stats presents the data analysis in a format appropriate for each Statistic Type. The following is a list of the statistic types available in Fast Stats for which data types, and the output formats

  11. Classroom Quick Breaks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven D Smith

    2010-01-01

    Classroom Quick Breaks helps classroom teachers get their kids moving during the course of the day! Hundreds of creative fitness activities, plus informative fitness tips, make classroom-based physicalEducation programs fun and exciting without the need for specialized equipment.

  12. Fast Stats: Quick Reference

    Cancer.gov

    Fast Stats: Quick Reference Race/Ethnicity Selection Fast Stats statistical analyses are based on data that has been collected from 1975 to the present. Data collected before 1992 is available for the following Races/Ethnicities: All Races White (including

  13. Fast Stats: Quick Reference

    Cancer.gov

    Fast Stats: Quick Reference Race/Ethnicity Selection The race/ethnicity groups available in Fast Stats vary based on the selection made in the Year Range menu. For year ranges starting before 1992 (e.g. 1975-2006) the Race/Ethnicity selections available

  14. 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 as follows: Age-Adjusted Rates: 1975-2006, 1992-2006, 2000-2006. Trends in Age-Adjusted Rates: 1975-2006,

  15. Quick stop device

    DOEpatents

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

    1996-01-01

    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.

  16. A Blocked QR-Decomposition for the Parallel Symmetric Eigenvalue Problem

    E-print Network

    Cengarle, María Victoria

    -decomposition of "tall and skinny" matrices. The algorithm has been developed for the dense symmetric eigensolver ELPA, whereat the QR-decomposition of tall and skinny matrices represents an important substep. Our new approach

  17. QR Factorization of Tall and Skinny Matrices in a Grid Computing Environment

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    1 QR Factorization of Tall and Skinny Matrices in a Grid Computing Environment Emmanuel Agullo kernels ­ of tall and skinny matrices in a grid computing environment that overcomes these two bottlenecks

  18. LAPACK Working Note #224 QR Factorization of Tall and Skinny Matrices in a

    E-print Network

    Dongarra, Jack

    LAPACK Working Note #224 QR Factorization of Tall and Skinny Matrices in a Grid Computing factorization ­ one of the main dense linear algebra kernels ­ of tall and skinny matrices in a grid computing

  19. Smart IP of QR decomposition for rapid prototyping on FPGAs

    E-print Network

    Saqib, Sunila

    2014-01-01

    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. ...

  20. Algorithms for Computing the QR Decomposition of a Set of Matrices with Common Columns

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Petko Yanev; Paolo Foschi; Erricos John Kontoghiorghes

    2004-01-01

    The QR decomposition of a set of matrices which have common columns\\u000a is investigated. The triangular factors of the QR decompositions\\u000a are represented as nodes of a weighted directed graph. An edge\\u000a between two nodes exists if and only if the columns of one of the\\u000a matrices is a subset of the columns of the other. The weight of an

  1. Anti-counterfeit System Based on Mobile Phone QR Code and Fingerprint

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shiyang Liu

    2010-01-01

    With certificates becoming massive nowadays, anti-counterfeit of certificates turns into an urgent task. The emergence of 2D code provides a kind of effective method for anti-counfeit. Encoding biologic feature (fingerprint) and individual information into QR code. Through realtime collection of the certificate holder's fingerprint and QR code, deciphering the information to authenticate the validity of the holder, the function of

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

    PubMed

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

    2013-04-01

    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

  3. Quick charge battery

    SciTech Connect

    Parise, R.J.

    1998-07-01

    Electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EVs and HEVs) will become a significant reality in the near future of the automotive industry. Both types of vehicles will need a means to store energy on board. For the present, the method of choice would be lead-acid batteries, with the HEV having auxiliary power supplied by a small internal combustion engine. One of the main drawbacks to lead-acid batteries is internal heat generation as a natural consequence of the charging process as well as resistance losses. This limits the re-charging rate to the battery pack for an EV which has a range of about 80 miles. A quick turnaround on recharge is needed but not yet possible. One of the limiting factors is the heat buildup. For the HEV the auxiliary power unit provides a continuous charge to the battery pack. Therefore heat generation in the lead-acid battery is a constant problem that must be addressed. Presented here is a battery that is capable of quick charging, the Quick Charge Battery with Thermal Management. This is an electrochemical battery, typically a lead-acid battery, without the inherent thermal management problems that have been present in the past. The battery can be used in an all-electric vehicle, a hybrid-electric vehicle or an internal combustion engine vehicle, as well as in other applications that utilize secondary batteries. This is not restricted to only lead-acid batteries. The concept and technology are flexible enough to use in any secondary battery application where thermal management of the battery must be addressed, especially during charging. Any battery with temperature constraints can benefit from this advancement in the state of the art of battery manufacturing. This can also include nickel-cadmium, metal-air, nickel hydroxide, zinc-chloride or any other type of battery whose performance is affected by the temperature control of the interior as well as the exterior of the battery.

  4. Characterization of a gC1qR from the giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii.

    PubMed

    Ye, Ting; Huang, Xin; Wang, Xian-Wei; Shi, Yan-Ru; Hui, Kai-Min; Ren, Qian

    2015-03-01

    gC1qR, as a multicompartmental and a multifunctional protein, plays an important role in innate immunity. In this study, a gC1qR homolog (MrgC1qR) in the giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii was identified. MrgC1qR, a 258-amino-acid polypeptide, shares high identities with gC1qR from other species. MrgC1qR gene was expressed in different tissues and was highest expressed in the hepatopancreas. In addition, the MrgC1qR transcript was significantly enhanced after 6 h of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection or post 2 h, 24 h of Vibrio anguillarum challenge compared to appropriate controls. Moreover, recombinant MrgC1qR (rMrgC1qR) had bacterial binding activity, the result also revealed that rMrgC1qR could bind pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) such as LPS or PGN, suggesting that MrgC1qRmight function as a pathogen-recognition receptor (PRR). Furthermore, glutathione S-transferase (GST) pull-down assays showed that rMrgC1qR with GST-tag could bind to rMrFicolin1 or rMrFicolin2 with His-tag. Altogether, these results may demonstrate a role for MrgC1qR in innate immunity in the giant freshwater prawns. PMID:25555810

  5. Lithographically encoded polymer microtaggant using high-capacity and error-correctable QR code for anti-counterfeiting of drugs.

    PubMed

    Han, Sangkwon; Bae, Hyung Jong; Kim, Junhoi; Shin, Sunghwan; Choi, Sung-Eun; Lee, Sung Hoon; Kwon, Sunghoon; Park, Wook

    2012-11-20

    A QR-coded microtaggant for the anti-counterfeiting of drugs is proposed that can provide high capacity and error-correction capability. It is fabricated lithographically in a microfluidic channel with special consideration of the island patterns in the QR Code. The microtaggant is incorporated in the drug capsule ("on-dose authentication") and can be read by a simple smartphone QR Code reader application when removed from the capsule and washed free of drug. PMID:22930454

  6. Impact of Bromocriptine-QR Therapy on Glycemic Control and Daily Insulin Requirement in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Subjects Whose Dysglycemia Is Poorly Controlled on High-Dose Insulin: A Pilot Study

    PubMed Central

    Roe, Erin D.; Chamarthi, Bindu; Raskin, Philip

    2015-01-01

    Background. The concurrent use of a postprandial insulin sensitizing agent, such as bromocriptine-QR, a quick release formulation of bromocriptine, a dopamine D2 receptor agonist, may offer a strategy to improve glycemic control and limit/reduce insulin requirement in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients on high-dose insulin. This open label pilot study evaluated this potential utility of bromocriptine-QR. Methods. Ten T2DM subjects on metformin (1-2?gm/day) and high-dose (TDID ? 65?U/day) basal-bolus insulin were enrolled to receive once daily (morning) bromocriptine-QR (1.6–4.8?mg/day) for 24 weeks. Subjects with at least one postbaseline HbA1c measurement (N = 8) were analyzed for change from baseline HbA1c, TDID, and postprandial glucose area under the curve of a four-hour mixed meal tolerance test (MMTT). Results. Compared to the baseline, average HbA1c decreased 1.76% (9.74 ± 0.56 to 7.98 ± 0.36, P = 0.01), average TDID decreased 27% (199 ± 33 to 147 ± 31, P = 0.009), and MMTT AUC60–240 decreased 32% (P = 0.04) over the treatment period. The decline in HbA1c and TDID was observed at 8 weeks and sustained over the remaining 16-week study duration. Conclusion. In this study, bromocriptine-QR therapy improved glycemic control and meal tolerance while reducing insulin requirement in T2DM subjects poorly controlled on high-dose insulin therapy.

  7. Induction of quinone reductase (QR) by withanolides isolated from Physalis pubescens L. (Solanaceae).

    PubMed

    Ji, Long; Yuan, Yonglei; Ma, Zhongjun; Chen, Zhe; Gan, Lishe; Ma, Xiaoqiong; Huang, Dongsheng

    2013-09-01

    In the present study, it was demonstrated that the dichloromethane extract of Physalis pubescens L. (DEPP) had weak potential quinone reductase (QR) inducing activity, but an UPLC-ESI-MS method with glutathione (GSH) as the substrate revealed that the DEPP had electrophiles (with an ?,?-unsaturated ketone moiety). These electrophiles could induce quinone reductase (QR) activity, which might be attributed to the modification of the highly reactive cysteine residues in Keap1. Herein, four withanolides, including three new compounds physapubescin B (2), physapubescin C (3), physapubescin D (4), together with one known steroidal compound physapubescin (1) were isolated. Structures of these compounds were determined by spectroscopic analysis and that of physapubescin C (3) was confirmed by a combination of molecular modeling and quantum chemical DFT-GIAO calculations. Evaluation of the QR inducing activities of all withanolides indicated potent activities of compounds 1 and 2, which had a common ?,?-unsaturated ketone moiety. PMID:23685089

  8. Induction of quinone reductase (QR) by withanolides isolated from Physalis angulata L. var. villosa Bonati (Solanaceae).

    PubMed

    Ding, Hui; Hu, Zhijuan; Yu, Liyan; Ma, Zhongjun; Ma, Xiaoqiong; Chen, Zhe; Wang, Dan; Zhao, Xiaofeng

    2014-08-01

    In the present study, the EtOAc extract of the persistent calyx of Physalis angulata L. var. villosa Bonati (PA) was tested for its potential quinone reductase (QR) inducing activity with glutathione (GSH) as the substrate using an UPLC-ESI-MS method. The result revealed that the PA had electrophiles that could induce quinone reductase (QR) activity, which might be attributed to the modification of the highly reactive cysteine residues in Keap1. Herein, three new withanolides, compounds 3, 6 and 7, together with four known withanolides, compounds 1, 2, 4 and 5 were isolated from PA extract. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic techniques, including (1)H-, (13)C NMR (DEPT), and 2D-NMR (HMBC, HMQC, (1)H, (1)H-COSY, NOESY) experiments, as well as by HR-MS. All the seven compounds were tested for their QR induction activities towards mouse hepa 1c1c7 cells. PMID:24793335

  9. The use of the QR factorization in the partial realization problem

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    Verhaegen, M. H.

    1987-01-01

    The use of the QR factorization of the Hankel matrix in solving the partial realization problem is analyzed. Straightforward use of the QR factorization results in a realization scheme that possesses all of the computational advantages of Rissanen's realization scheme. These latter properties are computational efficiency, recursiveness, use of limited computer memory, and the realization of a system triplet having a condensed structure. Moreover, this scheme is robust when the order of the system corresponds to the rank of the Hankel matrix. When this latter condition is violated, an approximate realization could be determined via the QR factorization. In this second scheme, the given Hankel matrix is approximated by a low-rank non-Hankel matrix. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that column pivoting might be incorporated in this second scheme. The results presented are derived for a single input/single output system, but this does not seem to be a restriction.

  10. 19.8.2013 Thema fur eine Bachelor-oder Masterarbeit QR-Code Payment mit NFC-Bankkarte

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    Borchert, Bernd

    19.8.2013 Thema f¨ur eine Bachelor- oder Masterarbeit QR-Code Payment mit NFC-Bankkarte QR-Code Payment mit dem NFC-TAN Prinzip gemacht werden, siehe http://www.nfc-tan.com, denn das Credential bleibt bei NFC-TAN sicher gespeichert auf der Bankkarte. Der Bezahlvorgang s¨ahe also aus Benutzersicht so

  11. E-Learning QUICK Checklist

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    Khan, Badrul

    2005-01-01

    "E-Learning QUICK Checklist" walks readers through the various factors important to developing, evaluating and implementing an open, flexible and distributed learning environment. This book is designed as a quick checklist for e-learning. It contains many practical items that the reader can use as review criteria to check if e-learning modules,…

  12. Quick Decisive Action Heads Off an AIDS Crisis.

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    DeArman, John W.

    1988-01-01

    Experiences in coping with an acquired immune deficiency (AIDS)-struck child demonstrated that the public can be trusted to be responsible if people are informed promptly and fully, and they see school officials acting quickly, decisively, and confidently. (MLF)

  13. Quick Guide: Democratic Classrooms

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    National Service Learning Clearinghouse, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Democratic classrooms are those in which the curriculum actively engages students in collaborative inquiry, decision making is shared between students and staff, and students choose their daily activities. Compared with traditional classrooms, students in democratic classrooms take more ownership of and responsibility for their own learning.…

  14. Rank Revealing QR Factorization for Jointly Time Delay and Frequency Estimation

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    M. M. Qasaymeh; Gami Hiren; Tayem Nizar; Ravi Pendse; M. Edwin Sawan

    2009-01-01

    The rank-revealing QR factorization (RRQR) is a valuable tool in numerical linear algebra because it provides accurate information about rank and numerical null-space. In this paper, we addressed the problem of estimating the time delay and the frequencies of noisy sinusoidal signals received at two spatially separated sensors using the well known RRQR, subspace decomposition technique. Although eigenvalue decomposition (EVD)

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

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    Ed Rao; William J. Hughes

    2001-01-01

    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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  17. A QR-Based Detection Scheme of Orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes

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    Lee, Jae Hong

    symbol trans- mission periods. However, an orthogonal space-time block coding scheme does not show itsA QR-Based Detection Scheme of Orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes for Very Fast Fading Channels Donghun Yu and Jae Hong Lee School ofElectrical Engineering and INMC Seoul National University Shillim

  18. Cellular/Molecular Q/R Site Editing Controls Kainate Receptor Inhibition by

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    Huettner, James E.

    ., 1996; Patel et al., 2001), GABA and glycine receptor channels (Schwartz and Yu, 1992; Hamano et alCellular/Molecular Q/R Site Editing Controls Kainate Receptor Inhibition by Membrane Fatty Acids.Genomicsequencesfortheglutamatereceptor2(GluR2)subunitofAMPAreceptorsandtheGluR5andGluR6 subunits of kainate receptors all encode a neutral

  19. Pipeline Givens sequences for computing the QR decomposition on a EREW PRAM

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    Marc Hofmann; Erricos John Kontoghiorghes

    2006-01-01

    Parallel Givens sequences for computing the QR decomposition of an m×n (m>n) matrix are considered. The Givens rotations operate on adjacent planes. A pipeline strategy for updating the pair of elements in the affected rows of the matrix is employed. This allows a Givens rotation to use rows that have been partially updated by previous rotations. Two new Givens schemes,

  20. Radioprotective effects of mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQR1.

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    Fetisova, Elena K; Antoschina, Margarita M; Cherepanynets, Varvara D; Izumov, Denis S; Kireev, Igor I; Kireev, Roman I; Lyamzaev, Konstantin G; Riabchenko, Nikolay I; Chernyak, Boris V; Skulachev, Vladimir P

    2015-01-01

    We show here that mitochondria-targeted antioxidant composed of plastoquinone conjugated through hydrocarbon linker with cationic rhodamine 19 (SkQR1) protected against nuclear DNA damage induced by gamma radiation in K562 erythroleukemia cells. We also demonstrate that SkQR1 prevented the early (1 h postirradiation) accumulation of phosphorylated histone H2AX (?-H2AX) an indicator of DNA double-strand break formation, as well as the radiation-induced increase in chromosomal aberrations. These data suggested that nuclear DNA damage induced by gamma radiation may be mediated by mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. We show that SkQR1 suppressed delayed accumulation of ROS 32 h after irradiation probably by inhibiting mitochondrial ROS-induced ROS release mechanisms. This suggests that mitochondria-targeted antioxidants may protect cells from the late consequences of radiation exposure related to delayed oxidative stress. We have previously reported that SkQRl is the substrate of multidrug resistance pump P-glycoproten (Pgp 170) and selectively protects Pgp 170-negative cells against oxidative stress. In line with this finding, we demonstrate here that SkQR1 did not protect Pgp170-positive K562 subline against DNA damage induced by gamma radiation. The selective radioprotection of normal Pgp 170-negative cells by mitochondria-targeted antioxidants could be a promising strategy to increase the efficiency of radiotherapy for multidrug-resistant tumors. PMID:25496313

  1. Structural basis for high substrate-binding affinity and enantioselectivity of 3-quinuclidinone reductase AtQR.

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    Hou, Feng; Miyakawa, Takuya; Kataoka, Michihiko; Takeshita, Daijiro; Kumashiro, Shoko; Uzura, Atsuko; Urano, Nobuyuki; Nagata, Koji; Shimizu, Sakayu; Tanokura, Masaru

    2014-04-18

    (R)-3-Quinuclidinol, a useful compound for the synthesis of various pharmaceuticals, can be enantioselectively produced from 3-quinuclidinone by 3-quinuclidinone reductase. Recently, a novel NADH-dependent 3-quinuclidionone reductase (AtQR) was isolated from Agrobacterium tumefaciens, and showed much higher substrate-binding affinity (>100 fold) than the reported 3-quinuclidionone reductase (RrQR) from Rhodotorula rubra. Here, we report the crystal structure of AtQR at 1.72 Å. Three NADH-bound protomers and one NADH-free protomer form a tetrameric structure in an asymmetric unit of crystals. NADH not only acts as a proton donor, but also contributes to the stability of the ?7 helix. This helix is a unique and functionally significant part of AtQR and is related to form a deep catalytic cavity. AtQR has all three catalytic residues of the short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases family and the hydrophobic wall for the enantioselective reduction of 3-quinuclidinone as well as RrQR. An additional residue on the ?7 helix, Glu197, exists near the active site of AtQR. This acidic residue is considered to form a direct interaction with the amine part of 3-quinuclidinone, which contributes to substrate orientation and enhancement of substrate-binding affinity. Mutational analyses also support that Glu197 is an indispensable residue for the activity. PMID:24642255

  2. Quick-release medical tape

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    Laulicht, Bryan E.

    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 ...

  3. A gC1qR prevents white spot syndrome virus replication in the freshwater crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus.

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

    2010-10-01

    The gC1qR/p32 protein is a multiple receptor for several proteins and pathogens. We cloned a gC1qR homologue in a crustacean, Pacifastacus leniusculus, and analyzed the expression of P. leniusculus C1qR (PlgC1qR) in various tissues. The gC1qR/p32 transcript was significantly enhanced by white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection 6 h after viral infection both in vitro in a hematopoietic tissue cell culture (Hpt) and in vivo compared to appropriate controls. Moreover, PlgC1qR silencing in both the Hpt cell culture and live crayfish enhanced the WSSV replication. In addition, by making a recombinant PlgC1qR protein we could show that if this recombinant protein was injected in a crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, followed by injection of WSSV, this significantly reduced viral replication in vivo. Furthermore, if the recombinant PlgC1qR was incubated with Hpt cells and then WSSV was added, this also reduced viral replication. These experiments clearly demonstrate that recombinant PlgC1qR reduce WSSV replication both in vivo and in vitro. The results from a far-Western overlay and glutathione S-transferase pull-down assays showed that PlgC1qR could bind to VP15, VP26, and VP28. Altogether, these results demonstrate a role for PlgC1qR in antiviral activity against WSSV. PMID:20686021

  4. An Exploratory Study of a Subspace Iteration Method as an Alternative to the QR Method for Floquet Eigenanalysis

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    Achar, N. S.; Gaonkar, G. H.

    1994-01-01

    Floquet eigenanalysis requires a few dominant eigenvalues of the Floquet transition matrix (FTM). Although the QR method is used almost exclusively, it is expensive for such partial eigenanalysis; the operation counts and, thereby, the approximate machine-time grow cubically with the matrix order. Accordingly, for Floquet eigenanalysis, the Arnold-Saad method, a subspace iteration method, is investigated as an alternative to the QR method. The two methods are compared for machine-time efficiency and the residual errors of the corresponding eigenpairs. The Arnolds-Saad method takes much less machine-time than the QR method with comparable computational reliability and offers promise fpr large-scale Floquet eigenanalysis.

  5. QR-STEM: Energy and Environment as a Context for Improving QR and STEM Understandings of 6-12 Grade Teachers I. The Science

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    Lyford, M. E.; Myers, J. D.; Mayes, R. L.

    2009-12-01

    Numerous educational studies have documented serious shortcomings in student's quantitative reasoning (QR), understanding of science and ability to connect these to their daily lives. These have driven many reform efforts in teacher professional development. Historically, most of these efforts have focused on science or math and rarely on the science-society connection. For the past two years, a Wyoming Department of Education funded Math-Science Partnership (MSP) professional development program has created a collaboration of university and community college faculty and middle and high school teachers to address QR, science and social relevance in the context of energy and the environment. This professional development project is designed to: 1) improve teacher content knowledge (both in the sciences and math); 2) demonstrate the many social contexts in which science and QR are relevant and can be taught; 3) model effective science and QR classroom activities for teachers; 4) provide teachers with the opportunity to develop and test their own classroom materials; 5) foster the development of professional learning communities across the state; and 6) initiate discussions about curriculum across disciplinary boundaries. Over the course of four summer meetings, participants investigate a series of issues centered on energy and the environment, including transportation, electricity, biogeochemical cycles, Peak Oil, carbon sequestration and climate change. Each issue is approached in an interdisciplinary manner, where relevant aspects from the life sciences, earth sciences, chemistry and physics are addressed. An introductory presentation on the general theme kicks off each meeting to introduce the problem. Subsequent sessions are lead by faculty from the various scientific disciplines as well as math. During their sessions, university and community college faculty model active learning exercises for each issue. These activities weave together the relevant disciplinary scientific concepts, societal connections, and the quantitative skills students need to understand the issues from the perspective of an engaged but questioning citizen of a democracy. The project encourages multidisciplinary teams of teachers (science and math) from a school or district to work together to develop curricula that may span across courses and across grade levels within a school. During the meetings, teachers work in teams to develop activities tied to energy and the environment which they present to the entire group for feedback. During the course of the school year, teachers implement their activities and share their experiences with the whole group through online-meetings. To date, the program has worked with three teacher cohorts of 25-30 teachers each. Teachers in the program are drawn from both the math and science areas thereby initiating cross-disciplinary discourses that are rarely accommodated by current school organizational structures.

  6. Experimental scrambling and noise reduction applied to the optical encryption of QR codes.

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    Barrera, John Fredy; Vélez, Alejandro; Torroba, Roberto

    2014-08-25

    In this contribution, we implement two techniques to reinforce optical encryption, which we restrict in particular to the QR codes, but could be applied in a general encoding situation. To our knowledge, we present the first experimental-positional optical scrambling merged with an optical encryption procedure. The inclusion of an experimental scrambling technique in an optical encryption protocol, in particular dealing with a QR code "container", adds more protection to the encoding proposal. Additionally, a nonlinear normalization technique is applied to reduce the noise over the recovered images besides increasing the security against attacks. The opto-digital techniques employ an interferometric arrangement and a joint transform correlator encrypting architecture. The experimental results demonstrate the capability of the methods to accomplish the task. PMID:25321236

  7. Protect Your Pension: A Quick Reference Guide

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Produced by the US Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, Protect Your Pension provides an overview of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). It "was written for workers and retirees who are participating in or receiving benefits from company or union pension plans." Although not quite a quick reference guide at 77 pages, it discusses specific methods for individuals to monitor defined contribution and defined benefit plans to protect against fund mismanagement and/or poor management, and explains pension rights and responsibilities. As not all pension plans are federally insured, being your own watchdog may be your best bet.

  8. uwmedicine.org Please scan the QR Code for more

    E-print Network

    Borenstein, Elhanan

    , quality and safety, physician and employee satisfaction and fiscal responsibility. Patients Are First, and overall satisfaction. Our pillar goals provide system-wide performance targets for patient satisfac- tion

  9. Efficient GOCE satellite gravity field recovery based on least-squares using QR decomposition

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    Oliver Baur; Gerrit Austen; Jürgen Kusche

    2008-01-01

    We develop and apply an efficient strategy for Earth gravity field recovery from satellite gravity gradiometry data. Our approach\\u000a is based upon the Paige-Saunders iterative least-squares method using QR decomposition (LSQR). We modify the original algorithm\\u000a for space-geodetic applications: firstly, we investigate how convergence can be accelerated by means of both subspace and\\u000a block-diagonal preconditioning. The efficiency of the latter

  10. A Motional Stark Effect Instrument to Measure q(r) on C-Mod

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    N. Bretz; R. Bravenec; W. L. Rowan; E. Marmar; J. Terry

    1998-01-01

    A Motional Stark Effect (MSE) instrument to measure q(r) using the TEXT neutral beam on C-Mod has been designed and partly installed. Optics view the perpendicular beam in the region -0.3<(R-R_o)\\/a<1.05. When the beam is apertured to a width of 2 cm, the resulting radial resolution is ~1 cm near the outer edge and ~2 cm near the core. Statistical

  11. The association of PON1 192 Q/R polymorphism and the risk of female infertility.

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    Mashayekhi, F; Behrouzi, S; Yousefi, M; Salehi, Z

    2015-01-01

    Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Both environmental and genetic factors are involved in female infertility. Paraoxonase (PON) is an oxidant enzyme which plays an important role in various diseases and is associated with inflammation, oxidative stress and lipid metabolism. The present study was aimed to evaluate the PON1 192 Q/R gene polymorphism in female infertility. Samples were obtained from 150 patients diagnosed with female infertility and 150 controls subjects and genotyped by Polymerase Chain Reaction—Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (PCR—RFLP). The PON genotype frequencies amongst the 70 cases were C/C=40%, C/T=52.8% and T/T=7.2%; the C and T allele frequencies were 66% and 34%, respectively. The PON genotype frequencies amongst the 73 controls were C/C=45.20%, C/T=50.70% and T/T=4.1%; the C and T allele frequencies were 70% and 30%, respectively. We observed a significant difference in the genotype distributions of PON1 192 Q/R polymorphism between patients and controls (P= 0.03). Our findings revealed that individuals with the variant QR had a significant decrease risk of female infertility (OR= 0.55, 95% CI= 0.33 - 0.91, P= 0.019). The data from this study indicates that the PON1 192 Q/R polymorphism may be associated with decreased risk of female infertility. Although more studies should be considered with larger number of patients and control subjects to confirm our results. PMID:26025407

  12. Computing the R of the QR factorization of tall and skinny matrices using MPI_Reduce

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julien Langou

    2010-01-01

    A QR factorization of a tall and skinny matrix with n columns can be represented as a reduction. The operation used along the reduction tree has in input two n-by-n upper triangular matrices and in output an n-by-n upper triangular matrix which is defined as the R factor of the two input matrices stacked the one on top of the

  13. Greedy Givens algorithms for computing the rank-k updating of the QR decomposition

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    Erricos John Kontoghiorghes

    2002-01-01

    A Greedy Givens algorithm for computing the rank-1 updating of the QR decomposition is proposed. An exclusive-read exclusive-write parallel random access machine computational model is assumed. The complexity of the algorithms is calculated in two different ways. In the unlimited parallelism case a single time unit is required to apply a compound disjoint Givens rotation of any size. In the

  14. Quick-donning backpack harness

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    Thomas, D. F., Jr.

    1972-01-01

    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.

  15. A quick convertible agitating system

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    Liu Ying; Song Biao; Ni Xiao-yu; Li Jia; Wang Li-jie; Fei Ye-qi; Wang Chang-qin

    2010-01-01

    Experiments of agitator properties are required a lot in process industry. A more efficient, practical and lower cost experimental system is demanded. In this research, a new type of quick convertible agitating system was designed which had a unique structure combined turning bracket with available impeller to enhance the prosperities and efficiency of the agitator experiment. Consisted of one driven

  16. OGRD QUICK GUIDE Budget Information

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    Collins, Gary S.

    in Science Assurance File Date: 1/13/92 PHS Entity Number: 1-916001108 Institutional Profile Number (IPFOGRD QUICK GUIDE Budget Information Estimated Salary Increases as of July 1 of each year: Faculty, Qualified Tuition Reduction. (See OGRD Guideline 2 for more details.) Contact Information: Sara Kinser

  17. Quick Images: Visualizing Number Combinations

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    2012-01-01

    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).

  18. Effective Scientific Posters Quick Reference

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    Movileanu, Liviu

    Effective Scientific Posters Quick Reference George R. Hess An effective poster will help you. A poster is a visual communication tool. Posters serve as ... » a source of information » a conversation starter » a summary of your work » an advertisement of your work Resources for Poster Presenters George

  19. Document Supply Services Quick Guide

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    , phrase, ISBN/ISSN in the Search Term field (other options are available in the dropdown menu). Note1 Document Supply Services Quick Guide The DSS Portal makes requesting easy! Search for your item and password. If you are having difficulty please read the login help on the main DSS webpage. 2. Enter a word

  20. Quick Reference Card Context Help

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    Oh, Paul

    LabVIEW TM Quick Reference Card Context Help When you move the cursor over LabVIEW objects, the Context Help window displays basic information about each object. Select Help»Show Context Help to display the Context Help window. LabVIEW Help Includes information about LabVIEW programming concepts, step

  1. Evolution strategies ES quick overview

    E-print Network

    Xiao, Jing

    Evolution strategies #12;ES quick overview Developed: Germany in the 1970's Early names: I ­ good optimizer for real-valued optimisation ­ relatively much theory Special: ­ self ­ Only mutation creating one child ­ Greedy selection #12;Introductory example: pseudocde Set t = 0

  2. QR-STEM: Energy and Environment as a Context for Improving QR and STEM Understandings of 6-12 Grade Teachers II. The Quantitative Reasoning

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    Mayes, R.; Lyford, M. E.; Myers, J. D.

    2009-12-01

    The Quantitative Reasoning in STEM (QR STEM) project is a state level Mathematics and Science Partnership Project (MSP) with a focus on the mathematics and statistics that underlies the understanding of complex global scientific issues. This session is a companion session to the QR STEM: The Science presentation. The focus of this session is the quantitative reasoning aspects of the project. As students move from understandings that range from local to global in perspective on issues of energy and environment, there is a significant increase in the need for mathematical and statistical conceptual understanding. These understandings must be accessible to the students within the scientific context, requiring the special understandings that are endemic within quantitative reasoning. The QR STEM project brings together interdisciplinary teams of higher education faculty and middle/high school teachers to explore complex problems in energy and environment. The disciplines include life sciences, physics, chemistry, earth science, statistics, and mathematics. These interdisciplinary teams develop open ended performance tasks to implement in the classroom, based on scientific concepts that underpin energy and environment. Quantitative reasoning is broken down into three components: Quantitative Literacy, Quantitative Interpretation, and Quantitative Modeling. Quantitative Literacy is composed of arithmetic concepts such as proportional reasoning, numeracy, and descriptive statistics. Quantitative Interpretation includes algebraic and geometric concepts that underlie the ability to interpret a model of natural phenomena which is provided for the student. This model may be a table, graph, or equation from which the student is to make predictions or identify trends, or from which they would use statistics to explore correlations or patterns in data. Quantitative modeling is the ability to develop the model from data, including the ability to test hypothesis using statistical procedures. We use the term model very broadly, so it includes visual models such as box models, as well as best fit equation models and hypothesis testing. One of the powerful outcomes of the project is the conversation which takes place between science teachers and mathematics teachers. First they realize that though they are teaching concepts that cross their disciplines, the barrier of scientific language within their subjects restricts students from applying the concepts across subjects. Second the mathematics teachers discover the context of science as a means of providing real world situations that engage students in the utility of mathematics as a tool for solving problems. Third the science teachers discover the barrier to understanding science that is presented by poor quantitative reasoning ability. Finally the students are engaged in exploring energy and environment in a manner which exposes the importance of seeing a problem from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives. The outcome is a democratic citizen capable of making informed decisions, and perhaps a future scientist.

  3. Quick-change filter cartridge

    DOEpatents

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

    1995-01-01

    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.

  4. Using nitrate to quantify quick flow in a karst aquifer

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

    2009-01-01

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

  5. Quick mixing of epoxy components

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    Dunlap, D. E., Jr.

    1981-01-01

    Two materials are mixed quickly, thoroughly, and in precise proportion by disposable cartridge. Cartridge mixes components of fast-curing epoxy resins, with no mess, just before they are used. It could also be used in industry and home for caulking, sealing, and patching. Materials to be mixed are initially isolated by cylinder wall within cartridge. Cylinder has vanes, with holes in them, at one end and handle at opposite end. When handle is pulled, grooves on shaft rotate cylinder so that vanes rotate to extrude material A uniformly into material B.

  6. Quick statistics Survey 55563 'Privacy Survey'

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    Kaiser, Gail E.

    Quick statistics Survey 55563 'Privacy Survey' Results Survey 55563 Number of records in this query: 277 Total records in survey: 277 Percentage of total: 100.00% Page 1 / 94 #12;Quick statistics Survey 55563 'Privacy Survey' Page 2 / 94 #12;Quick statistics Survey 55563 'Privacy Survey' Field summary

  7. Computing row and column counts for sparse QR and LU factorization

    SciTech Connect

    Gilbert, John R.; Li, Xiaoye S.; Ng, Esmond G.; Peyton, Barry W.

    2001-01-01

    We present algorithms to determine the number of nonzeros in each row and column of the factors of a sparse matrix, for both the QR factorization and the LU factorization with partial pivoting. The algorithms use only the nonzero structure of the input matrix, and run in time nearly linear in the number of nonzeros in that matrix. They may be used to set up data structures or schedule parallel operations in advance of the numerical factorization. The row and column counts we compute are upper bounds on the actual counts. If the input matrix is strong Hall and there is no coincidental numerical cancellation, the counts are exact for QR factorization and are the tightest bounds possible for LU factorization. These algorithms are based on our earlier work on computing row and column counts for sparse Cholesky factorization, plus an efficient method to compute the column elimination tree of a sparse matrix without explicitly forming the product of the matrix and its transpose.

  8. 36 CFR 1250.26 - How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2012-07-01 true How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request? 1250.26 Section...Records Under FOIA § 1250.26 How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request? (a) NARA will make an initial response to all...

  9. 36 CFR 1250.26 - How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request? 1250.26 Section...Records Under FOIA § 1250.26 How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request? (a) NARA will make an initial response to all...

  10. 36 CFR 1250.26 - How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request? 1250.26 Section...Records Under FOIA § 1250.26 How quickly will NARA respond to my FOIA request? (a) NARA will make an initial response to all...

  11. VISUALLY SIGNICANT QR CODES M. Bayeh, E. Compaan, T. Lindsey, S. Melczer, N. Orlow, and Z. Voller

    E-print Network

    VISUALLY SIGNICANT QR CODES By M. Bayeh, E. Compaan, T. Lindsey, S. Melczer, N. Orlow, and Z Codes M. Bayeh E. Compaan T. Lindsey S. Melczer § N. Orlow ¶ Z. Voller Mentor: Izhak (Zachi) Baharav. theodore.lindsey@gmail.com § Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2014-07-01

    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.

  13. TMI-2 quick look examination

    SciTech Connect

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

    1982-01-01

    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.

  14. QR Factorization of Tall and Skinny Matrices in a Grid Computing Environment

    E-print Network

    Agullo, Emmanuel; Dongarra, Jack; Herault, Thomas; Langou, Julien

    2009-01-01

    Previous studies have reported that common dense linear algebra operations do not achieve speed up by using multiple geographical sites of a computational grid. Because such operations are the building blocks of most scientific applications, conventional supercomputers are still strongly predominant in high-performance computing and the use of grids for speeding up large-scale scientific problems is limited to applications exhibiting parallelism at a higher level. We have identified two performance bottlenecks in the distributed memory algorithms implemented in ScaLAPACK, a state-of-the-art dense linear algebra library. First, because ScaLAPACK assumes a homogeneous communication network, the implementations of ScaLAPACK algorithms lack locality in their communication pattern. Second, the number of messages sent in the ScaLAPACK algorithms is significantly greater than other algorithms that trade flops for communication. In this paper, we present a new approach for computing a QR factorization -- one of the m...

  15. Computing the R of the QR factorization of tall and skinny matrices using MPI_Reduce

    E-print Network

    Langou, Julien

    2010-01-01

    A QR factorization of a tall and skinny matrix with n columns can be represented as a reduction. The operation used along the reduction tree has in input two n-by-n upper triangular matrices and in output an n-by-n upper triangular matrix which is defined as the R factor of the two input matrices stacked the one on top of the other. This operation is binary, associative, and commutative. We can therefore leverage the MPI library capabilities by using user-defined MPI operations and MPI_Reduce to perform this reduction. The resulting code is compact and portable. In this context, the user relies on the MPI library to select a reduction tree appropriate for the underlying architecture.

  16. A parallel computer implementation of fast low-rank QR approximation of the Biot-Savart law

    SciTech Connect

    White, D A; Fasenfest, B J; Stowell, M L

    2005-11-07

    In this paper we present a low-rank QR method for evaluating the discrete Biot-Savart law on parallel computers. It is assumed that the known current density and the unknown magnetic field are both expressed in a finite element expansion, and we wish to compute the degrees-of-freedom (DOF) in the basis function expansion of the magnetic field. The matrix that maps the current DOF to the field DOF is full, but if the spatial domain is properly partitioned the matrix can be written as a block matrix, with blocks representing distant interactions being low rank and having a compressed QR representation. The matrix partitioning is determined by the number of processors, the rank of each block (i.e. the compression) is determined by the specific geometry and is computed dynamically. In this paper we provide the algorithmic details and present computational results for large-scale computations.

  17. QUICK INDICATOR TESTS TO CHARACTERIZE BENTONITE TYPE

    EPA Science Inventory

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

  18. Quick Questions: Create a Survey

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    TERC

    2010-01-01

    In this activity, learners will conduct an open-ended survey, and then organize and analyze results. What languages does everyone speak? What’s the most common? the least common? Do you think we’d get the same results if we asked this question in a different neighborhood? Start out by posing an open-ended question. Everyone writes answers on stick-on notes and sticks them on a large piece of paper. Explore ways to organize the responses to make sense of them. For instance, if the question is about languages, one approach is to put all the stick-on notes with the same language together. A further step could involve grouping related languages (Eastern European, Southeast Asian, etc.). Available as a web page or downloadable pdf.

  19. 7 CFR 305.7 - Quick freeze treatment requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Quick freeze treatment requirements. 305.7 Section 305.7...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS § 305.7 Quick freeze treatment requirements. Quick freeze...

  20. 7 CFR 305.7 - Quick freeze treatment requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Quick freeze treatment requirements. 305.7 Section 305.7...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS § 305.7 Quick freeze treatment requirements. Quick freeze...

  1. 7 CFR 305.7 - Quick freeze treatment requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Quick freeze treatment requirements. 305.7 Section 305.7...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS § 305.7 Quick freeze treatment requirements. Quick freeze...

  2. 7 CFR 305.7 - Quick freeze treatment requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Quick freeze treatment requirements. 305.7 Section 305.7...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS § 305.7 Quick freeze treatment requirements. Quick freeze...

  3. 20 CFR 416.1019 - Quick disability determination process.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Quick disability determination process. 416.1019 Section 416...FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED Determinations of Disability Quick Disability Determinations § 416.1019 Quick disability...

  4. Quick data evaluation inspired by human vision

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Meinert, Dieter

    2014-05-01

    In environmental monitoring, small differences are expected in data allowing the discrimination of harmless from dangerous, e.g. discern passing trucks from an earth quake. For conventional data analysis it is a challenging problem to identify these signals in noisy data. Electronic data processing consumes extra time, or much energy when processed in parallel. This is not suitable for quick automatic decisions nor useful in nearly autonomous systems with very low energy budget. This paper presents methods inspired by human vision, applied to quickly determine the content of signals collected by a monitoring system. It is shown that the system is capable to distinguish different signals, using a simple filter-set.

  5. QuickMath: Automatic Math Solutions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1999-01-01

    QuickMath is one of the most useful sites for common but tedious mathematical calculations. It is a free "online calculator that solves equations and does all sorts of algebra and calculus problems." Separated into many different functional sections, this handy tool can simplify expressions, evaluate symbolic integrals, plot equations, and much more. When inputting a problem into QuickMath for it to solve, users have an option to use basic or advanced controls depending on the problem's intricacies. Each section has an associated help feature, which allows users to see examples demonstrating how to use the interface.

  6. GluA2 is rapidly edited at the Q/R site during neural differentiation in vitro

    PubMed Central

    Pachernegg, Svenja; Münster, Yvonne; Muth-Köhne, Elke; Fuhrmann, Gloria; Hollmann, Michael

    2015-01-01

    The majority of AMPA receptors in the adult brain contain GluA2 subunits, which can be edited at the Q/R site, changing a glutamine to an arginine within the ion pore. Q/R editing renders AMPARs virtually Ca2+-impermeable, which is important for normal AMPA receptor function. Thus, all GluA2 subunits are Q/R-edited in the adult brain. However, it has remained controversial precisely when editing sets in during development. In the present study, we show that GluA2 mRNA is very rapidly Q/R-edited immediately after its appearance, which is after 4.5 days of differentiation from 46C embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to neuroepithelial precursor cells (NEPs). At this time point, most of the GluA2 transcripts were already edited, with only a small fraction remaining unedited, and half a day later all GluA2 transcripts were edited. This can be explained by the observation that the enzyme that Q/R-edits GluA2 transcripts, ADAR2, is already expressed in the cell well before GluA2 transcription starts, and later is not significantly upregulated any more. Editing at another site works differently: The R/G site within the ligand-binding domain was never completely edited at any of the developmental stages tested, and the enzyme that performs this editing, ADAR1, was significantly upregulated during neural differentiation. This confirms previous data suggesting that R/G editing, in contrast to Q/R editing, progresses gradually during development. PMID:25798088

  7. SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT QUICK REFERENCE

    E-print Network

    Thompson, Michael

    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

  8. Blackboard Quick Start Guides Measuring Student Performance

    E-print Network

    Blackboard Quick Start Guides Measuring Student Performance Evaluating what students have learned throughout the course can be accomplished in many ways, depending on the course objectives and how student performance will be measured. Homework, class participation papers and tests are all traditional methods

  9. Copyright Quick Guide Television and Radio Broadcasts

    E-print Network

    Blows, Mark

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

  10. QuickGuidetoApply VETERANS AT CUNY

    E-print Network

    Rosen, Jay

    QuickGuidetoApply VETERANS AT CUNY The City University of New York (CUNY) welcomes all veterans and future veterans and their families to continue their education at one of our 23 unique institutions. You are considered a veteran at CUNY if you are currently serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy

  11. Quick Reference Guide Create a Compass Account

    E-print Network

    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Quick Reference Guide Create a Compass Account Compass Online Application Compass Page 1 of 1 Draft of: 04/10/2014 Create a Compass Account Path: https first with the creation of your Compass User Name, Password and Confirm Password. Fields with *(asterisk

  12. Volume 1 Issue 1 Asthma Quick Takes

    E-print Network

    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

  13. Quick-Change Optical-Filter Holder

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Leone, Peter

    1988-01-01

    Dark slide and interlock protect against ambient light. Quick-change filter holder contains interlocking mechanism preventing simultaneous removal of both dark slide and filter drawer. Designed for use with Band pass optical filters in 10 channels leading to photomultiplier tubes in water-vapor lidar/ozone instrument, mechanism can be modified to operate in other optical systems requiring optical change in filters.

  14. Maximal complements in finite groups Martyn Quick

    E-print Network

    St Andrews, University of

    Maximal complements in finite groups Martyn Quick School of Mathematics and Statistics X . The maxi­ mal subgroups of G which complement N and their conjugacy classes are parametrised Introduction In [8], Parker and the author classified maximal subgroups of a wreath prod­ uct which complement

  15. Maximal complements in finite groups Martyn Quick

    E-print Network

    St Andrews, University of

    Maximal complements in finite groups Martyn Quick School of Mathematics and Statistics X. The maxi- mal subgroups of G which complement N and their conjugacy classes are parametrised Introduction In [8], Parker and the author classified maximal subgroups of a wreath prod- uct which complement

  16. Airborne sensor integration for quick reaction programs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gregory Gosian; Kenneth Mason; Thomas Servoss; Bernard Brower; Matthew Pellechia

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we present an approach to integrate sensors to meet the demanding requirements of Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) airborne programs. Traditional airborne sensors are generally highly integrated and incorporate custom sensor technologies and interfaces. Custom solutions and new technologies often require significant engineering to achieve a high technology readiness level (TRL) and to meet the overall mission objective.

  17. Quick Start Guide Blackboard 9.1

    E-print Network

    Galis, Frietson

    Quick Start Guide Blackboard 9.1 Student Manual 1 What is Blackboard? Blackboard is the online to help manage and improve student learning. Blackboard offers not only facilities to have structured and 9 are not supported! Accessing Blackboard Go to the following web page (note: without "www"!): http://blackboard

  18. Blackboard Quick Start Guides Keeping Students Informed

    E-print Network

    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Blackboard Quick Start Guides Keeping Students Informed Issues and answers Issue: I want to change. Add the What's New Module from the Community System to the Blackboard entry page by selecting Modify to every Blackboard course they are enrolled in since the last time they logged in, and provide them a link

  19. CS Roo Quick Start January 20, 2014

    E-print Network

    Beveridge, Ross

    dates and days may be created automatically. · Dates and days are based on values in `config.php' · Page ... ­ a directory with on index.php file ­ term specific subdirectory. · The index.php file redirects to current. · Obviously this should be customized. CS Roo -Quick Start 5 Edit `config.php' · For customization

  20. Digital MicrofilmTM Quick Start Guide

    E-print Network

    Olsen, Stephen L.

    Digital MicrofilmTM Quick Start Guide Getting Started ­ ProQuest Digital Microfilm is operable Adobe Reader Version 9 or higher JavaScript must be enabled #12;ProQuest Digital MicrofilmTM features corner of the page. ProQuest Support Center For answers to common Digital Microfilm support topics visit

  1. Quick Reads: Using Ipads to Explore Parabolas

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bixler, Sharon G.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  2. Part B Excess Cost Quick Reference Document

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  3. Quick-Connect, Slow-Disconnect Bolt

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Weddendorf, Bruce

    1995-01-01

    Proposed bolt functions similarly to device described in article "Quick-Connect, Slow-Disconnect Nut" (MFS-28833). Bolt installed in standard threaded hole simply by pushing it into hole. Once inserted, bolt withdrawn only by turning it in conventional way.

  4. Quickly Approximating the Distance Between Two Objects

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hammen, David

    2009-01-01

    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.

  5. Quick Power Estimates for Comparing Proportions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hopkins, Kenneth D.; Chappell, David

    1994-01-01

    Quick power estimates for detecting a difference in two population proportions are expedient during early stages of research planning. Such estimates are tabled and graphed in this article. They are shown to be conservative but accurate for most research situations when proportions fall in the range of 0.25 to 0.75. (SLD)

  6. Vector Calculus: a quick review Selected Reading

    E-print Network

    Spiegelman, Marc W.

    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

  7. TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES QUICK REFERENCE FOR ANALOG TELEPHONES

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES QUICK REFERENCE FOR ANALOG TELEPHONES Answering and Placing Calls your department budget manager to obtain access. Telephone Features Some analog desk phones Temporarily redirects calls to another telephone on campus. · Dial the Call Forward code *2 and hear dial tone

  8. Hyperion Quick Guide Workflow and approval process

    E-print Network

    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Hyperion Quick Guide Workflow and approval process IMPORTANT: To confirm if you are an initial for promotion before moving on to the next step Ensure Scenario is DataInput and Version is Working, use status in the Hyperion Approval process Select the department you wish to action Note: Planners

  9. The LatestThe LatestThe LatestThe Latest,,,, Quick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor Evaluation Myway Plus Development of Specialized Equipment

    E-print Network

    Kambhampati, Patanjali

    is targeted at Switch Reluctance (SR) motor testing and evaluation, which gives a reduction of 80% testingThe LatestThe LatestThe LatestThe Latest,,,, Quick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor Evaluation Myway Plus Development of Specialized Equipment Myway Plus

  10. Williams Google Mail Quick Reference Mail Settings

    E-print Network

    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    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

  11. Quick-Release Pin With Lever Action

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Trevino, Robert C.

    1995-01-01

    Lever-action quick-release pin operated more easily. Mechanism operated with gloved hand. In modified version, lever added to handle to facilitate actuation. Lever action reduces actuation force. Lever-action pin operated by squeezing on any point of moveable ends of lever and handle together between thumb and forefinger or by simply grasping and squeezing handle and lever with entire hand in more natural grasp.

  12. Physiological Environment Induces Quick Response – Slow Exhaustion Reactions

    PubMed Central

    Hiroi, Noriko; Lu, James; Iba, Keisuke; Tabira, Akito; Yamashita, Shuji; Okada, Yasunori; Flamm, Christoph; Oka, Kotaro; Köhler, Gottfried; Funahashi, Akira

    2011-01-01

    In vivo environments are highly crowded and inhomogeneous, which may affect reaction processes in cells. In this study we examined the effects of intracellular crowding and an inhomogeneity on the behavior of in vivo reactions by calculating the spectral dimension (ds), which can be translated into the reaction rate function. We compared estimates of anomaly parameters obtained from fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) data with fractal dimensions derived from transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image analysis. FCS analysis indicated that the anomalous property was linked to physiological structure. Subsequent TEM analysis provided an in vivo illustration; soluble molecules likely percolate between intracellular clusters, which are constructed in a self-organizing manner. We estimated a cytoplasmic spectral dimension ds to be 1.39?±?0.084. This result suggests that in vivo reactions initially run faster than the same reactions in a homogeneous space; this conclusion is consistent with the anomalous character indicated by FCS analysis. We further showed that these results were compatible with our Monte-Carlo simulation in which the anomalous behavior of mobile molecules correlates with the intracellular environment, leading to description as a percolation cluster, as demonstrated using TEM analysis. We confirmed by the simulation that the above-mentioned in vivo like properties are different from those of homogeneously concentrated environments. Additionally, simulation results indicated that crowding level of an environment might affect diffusion rate of reactant. Such knowledge of the spatial information enables us to construct realistic models for in vivo diffusion and reaction systems. PMID:21960972

  13. Quickulum: A Process for Quick Response Curriculum Verification

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lovett, Marvin; Jones, Irma S.; Stingley, Paul

    2010-01-01

    This paper addresses the need for a method of continual and frequent verification regarding course content taught in some post-secondary courses. With excessive amounts of information generated within the workplace, continual change exists for what is taught in some of our business courses. This is especially true for specific content areas such…

  14. QuickSmart: a basic academic skills intervention for middle school students with learning difficulties.

    PubMed

    Graham, Lorraine; Bellert, Anne; Thomas, Jenny; Pegg, John

    2007-01-01

    QuickSmart is a basic academic skills intervention designed for persistently low-achieving students in the middle years of schooling that aims to improve the automaticity of basic skills to improve higher-order processes, such as problem solving and comprehension, as measured on standardized tests. The QuickSmart instructional program consists of three structured, teacher- or teacher aide-directed, 30-minute, small-group lessons each week for approximately 26 weeks. In this study, 42 middle school students experiencing learning difficulties (LD) completed the QuickSmart reading program, and a further 42 students with LD took part in the QuickSmart mathematics program. To investigate the effects of the intervention, comparisons were made between the reading and mathematics progress of the intervention group and a group of 10 high-achieving and 10 average-achieving peers. The results indicated that although the standardized reading comprehension and mathematics scores of QuickSmart students remained below those of comparison students, they improved significantly from pretest to posttest. In contrast, the standardized scores of comparison students were not significantly different from pretest to posttest. On measures of response speed and accuracy gathered using the Cognitive Aptitude Assessment System (CAAS), QuickSmart students were able to narrow the gap between their performance and that of their high- and average-achieving peers. Implications are drawn regarding the importance of interventions that emphasize the automaticity of basic academic skills for students with learning difficulties. PMID:17915495

  15. 28 CFR 8.6 - Quick-release authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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...

  16. 28 CFR 8.6 - Quick-release authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...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...

  17. 28 CFR 8.6 - Quick-release authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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...

  18. Dairy manure nutrient analysis using quick tests.

    PubMed

    Singh, A; Bicudo, J R

    2005-05-01

    Rapid on-farm assessment of manure nutrient content can be achieved with the use of quick tests. These tests can be used to indirectly measure the nutrient content in animal slurries immediately before manure is applied on agricultural fields. The objective of this study was to assess the reliability of hydrometers, electrical conductivity meter and pens, and Agros N meter against standard laboratory methods. Manure samples were collected from 34 dairy farms in the Mammoth Cave area in central Kentucky. Regression equations were developed for combined and individual counties located In the area (Barren, Hart and Monroe). Our results indicated that accuracy in nutrient estimation could be improved if separate linear regressions were developed for farms with similar facilities in a county. Direct hydrometer estimates of total nitrogen were among the most accurate when separate regression equations were developed for each county (R2 = 0.61, 0.93, and 0.74 for Barren, Hart and Monroe county, respectively). Reasonably accurate estimates (R2 > 0.70) were also obtained for total nitrogen and total phosphorus using hydrometers, either by relating specific gravity to nutrient content or to total solids content. Estimation of ammoniacal nitrogen with Agros N meter and electrical conductivity meter/pens correlated well with standard laboratory determinations, especially while using the individual data sets from Hart County (R2 = 0.70 to 0.87). This study indicates that the use of quick test calibration equations developed for a small area or region where farms are similar in terms of manure handling and management, housing, and feed ration are more appropriate than using "universal" equations usually developed with combined data sets. Accuracy is expected to improve if individual farms develop their own calibration curves. Nevertheless, we suggest confidence intervals always be specified for nutrients estimated through quick testing for any specific region, county, or farm. PMID:15974265

  19. Quick-sealing design for radiological containment

    DOEpatents

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

    1990-01-01

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

  20. A quick three-dimensional reconstruction method.

    PubMed

    Laane, H M; Bourier, J

    1980-03-01

    Based upon the principles of the standard photographic reconstruction method (Los, 1970/71) a quicker method is achieved. While formerly the cut-out structures were thickened afterwards with board, the photographs are now stuck to polystyrene sheets before cutting. Cutting is done with an electric soldering iron fitted with a double-edged cutting knife. This technique permits the cutting out of small structures and is quick, simple and inexpensive. Finally, it has the advantages of speeding up the reconstruction procedure. PMID:7395554

  1. Timed Bromocriptine-QR Therapy Reduces Progression of Cardiovascular Disease and Dysglycemia in Subjects with Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    PubMed Central

    Chamarthi, Bindu; Gaziano, J. Michael; Blonde, Lawrence; Scranton, Richard E.; Ezrokhi, Michael; Rutty, Dean; Cincotta, Anthony H.

    2015-01-01

    Background. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients, including those in good glycemic control, have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Maintaining good glycemic control may reduce long-term CVD risk. However, other risk factors such as elevated vascular sympathetic tone and/or endothelial dysfunction may be stronger potentiators of CVD. This study evaluated the impact of bromocriptine-QR, a sympatholytic dopamine D2 receptor agonist, on progression of metabolic disease and CVD in T2DM subjects in good glycemic control (HbA1c ?7.0%). Methods. 1834 subjects (1219 bromocriptine-QR; 615 placebo) with baseline HbA1c ?7.0% derived from the Cycloset Safety Trial (this trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00377676), a 12-month, randomized, multicenter, placebo-controlled, double-blind study in T2DM, were evaluated. Treatment impact upon a prespecified composite CVD endpoint (first myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary revascularization, or hospitalization for angina/congestive heart failure) and the odds of losing glycemic control (HbA1c >7.0% after 52 weeks of therapy) were determined. Results. Bromocriptine-QR reduced the CVD endpoint by 48% (intention-to-treat; HR: 0.52 [0.28?0.98]) and 52% (on-treatment analysis; HR: 0.48 [0.24?0.95]). Bromocriptine-QR also reduced the odds of both losing glycemic control (OR: 0.63 (0.47?0.85), p = 0.002) and requiring treatment intensification to maintain HbA1c ?7.0% (OR: 0.46 (0.31?0.69), p = 0.0002). Conclusions. Bromocriptine-QR therapy slowed the progression of CVD and metabolic disease in T2DM subjects in good glycemic control. PMID:26060823

  2. Protruding disordered loop of gC1qR is specifically exposed and related to antiapoptotic property in germ cell lineage.

    PubMed

    Kitazawa, Sohei; Takenaka, Atsushi; Kondo, Takeshi; Mizoguchi, Akira; Kitazawa, Riko

    2006-12-01

    We established a monoclonal antibody (MAb), 5G9, with the use of a fixed seminoma tissue from an archival paraffin-embedded specimen, as an immunogen. Without antigen retrieval, positive 5G9-immunohistochemical staining was confined mostly to primordial germ cells, spermatogonia and various germ cell tumors. 5G9 recognized a mitochondrial 32-kD protein with an isoelectric point of pH 4.2, identified as a multifunctional ubiquitous protein, receptor for globular head of C1q (gC1qR), whose epitope was mapped in a disordered loop connecting the beta3 and the beta4 strands. Reflecting the ubiquitous distribution of gC1qR, with antigen retrieval, 5G9 was found reactive to a wide range of normal and tumor tissues. Since several co-precipitated and phosphorylated bands were observed in various human cell lines but not in germ cell tumor cell lines by in vitro phosphorylation assay, we speculate that the epitope of gC1qR is specifically unmasked in the germ cell lineage. By reducing gC1qR by siRNA, a significant increase was observed in the number of apoptotic cells in ITO-II and TCam-2 cell lines, but to a lesser extent in the Colo201 colon cancer cell line, showing an antiapoptotic property of gC1qR in the germ cells. Since protein-protein interaction is partially preserved by fixation, archival paraffin-embedded specimens can be a valuable source of immunogens for generating monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) that recognize tissue-specific protein conformation. PMID:16871385

  3. Quick cluster analysis of Thomas Weber's Christian Hennig

    E-print Network

    Hennig, Christian

    Quick cluster analysis of Thomas Weber's data set Christian Hennig October 31, 2012 Christian Hennig Quick cluster analysis of Thomas Weber's data set #12;Variables used: LBIX, RDIX, WTIX, SCHLAGWX, PRIMSFR, FACSFR, ZDF1, PROZD Christian Hennig Quick cluster analysis of Thomas Weber's data set #12;Matrix

  4. This quick guide was produced by the Colorado State Forest Service

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    . April 2014 www.csfs.colostate.edu QUICK GUIDE SERIES UCF 2014-1 Emerald Ash Borer Figure 1. Adult emerald ash borers are approximately ½-inch long. Photo: David Cappaert, Michigan State University* What is the Emerald Ash Borer? The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is an exotic insect responsible

  5. After a damaging earthquake, emergency managers must quickly find answers to impor-

    E-print Network

    Torgersen, Christian

    After a damaging earthquake, emergency managers must quickly find answers to impor- tant questions shaking follow- ing an earthquake. ShakeMaps can be used for emergency response, loss estimation created for earthquakes in southern California for the last several years as part of the TriNet Project

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2006-09-08

    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.

  8. The design and implementation of the parallel out-of-core ScaLAPACK LU, QR and Cholesky factorization routines

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    D`Azevedo, E.F.; Dongarra, J.J.

    1997-04-01

    This paper describes the design and implementation of three core factorization routines--LU, QR and Cholesky--included in the out-of-core extension of ScaLAPACK. These routines allow the factorization and solution of a dense system that is too large to fit entirely in physical memory. An image of the full matrix is maintained on disk and the factorization routines transfer sub-matrices into memory. The left-looking column-oriented variant of the factorization algorithm is implemented to reduce the disk I/O traffic. The routines are implemented using a portable I/O interface and utilize high performance ScaLAPACK factorization routines as in-core computational kernels. The authors present the details of the implementation for the out-of-core ScaLAPACK factorization routines, as well as performance and scalability results on the Intel Paragon.

  9. Quick-Return Mechanism Velocity Calculations

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    Bourassa, James

    This interactive presentation, created by authors James Bourassa and John Rosz, explains how velocity calculations translate to engineering mechanics, and more specifically, quick-return mechanisms. The authors address the physics behind these mechanisms, and also, the proper calculations which must be used to create an effective system. The format of the lesson is akin to an animated PowerPoint presentation. Each slide is filled with flash animations lined with the mathematical formulas behind the physics of the problem. Following the lesson is made easier because of the thoroughness of each individual slide. This is a great resource for either a student or educator interested in either electromechanical engineering or just simply physics.

  10. Momentum kill procedure can quickly control blowouts

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    Watson, W.D. (Southern International Inc., Oklahoma City, OK (United States)); Moore, P. (Preston L. Moore and Associates Inc., Norman, OK (United States))

    1993-08-30

    The momentum kill method can help in quickly regaining control of a blowing well, providing the blowing well rate and fluid properties can be estimated reasonably. The momentum of the kill fluid counteracts and overcomes the flowing momentum of formation fluids. In other words, sufficient mud density pumped at a sufficient rate is directed into the flow stream to force the escaping fluid column back into the well bore. Sufficient kill fluid hydrostatic pressure must be stacked'' in the hole so that the well remains dead after the operation. The momentum kill is not a panacea for all blowouts. An assessment must be made of the potential problems unique to this method, and certain requirements must be met if the technique is to be successful. The paper discusses some of the considerations for evaluating the use of the momentum kill method.

  11. ACAA fly ash basics: quick reference card

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    NONE

    2006-07-01

    Fly ash is a fine powdery material created when coal is burned to generate electricity. Before escaping into the environment via the utility stacks, the ash is collected and may be stored for beneficial uses or disposed of, if necessary. The use of fly ash provides environmental benefits, such as the conservation of natural resources, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and eliminating the needed for ash disposal in landfills. It is also a valuable mineral resource that is used in construction and manufacturing. Fly ash is used in the production of Portland cement, concrete, mortars and stuccos, manufactured aggregates along with various agricultural applications. As mineral filler, fly ash can be used for paints, shingles, carpet backing, plastics, metal castings and other purposes. This quick reference card is intended to provide the reader basic source, identification and composition, information specifically related to fly ash.

  12. Quick-Mixing Studies Under Reacting Conditions

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

    1996-01-01

    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.

  13. Highly efficient synthesis of (R)-3-quinuclidinol in a space-time yield of 916 g L(-1) d(-1) using a new bacterial reductase ArQR.

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    Zhang, Wen-Xia; Xu, Guo-Chao; Huang, Lei; Pan, Jiang; Yu, Hui-Lei; Xu, Jian-He

    2013-10-01

    A new keto reductase (ArQR), identified from Agrobacterium radiobacter ECU2556, can efficiently reduce 3-quinuclidinone in excellent enantioselectivity and high space-time yield for the synthesis of (R)-3-quinuclidinol, a chiral building block of many antimuscarinic agents. This is the first time that a high yield of (R)-3-quinuclidinol up to 916 g L(-1) d(-1) using a bioreduction approach is reported. PMID:24050153

  14. Seven lean years. [No quick fix available

    SciTech Connect

    Byron, C.

    1980-12-22

    The end of the cheap oil era is having a more profound impact than any other single issue or event since World War II, making the everything crisis a more-appropriate label than energy crisis. Warnings from OPEC that oil may rise to $60 per barrel will not have worldwide inventories as a moderating force because the Iran-Iraq war has reduced OPEC production to the point where oil companies are unwilling to draw down their stockpiles. The cartel's prices have merely exploited a worldwide increase in demand for oil that would have pushed prices up anyway. The social and economic havoc is straining the economies of developed countries and could bankrupt and destabilize much of the Third World. The search for non-OPEC oil sources and alternatives to oil prompted a global race to discover new reserves, exploit renewable fuel sources, and initiate conservation. With no quick fix available, a painful period is foreseen while people learn to husband natural resources. (DCK)

  15. Quick management of accidental tritium exposure cases.

    PubMed

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

    2012-07-01

    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

  16. Quick contrast sensitivity measurements in the periphery.

    PubMed

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  17. Climate Data Operators for quick look visualization

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

    2013-04-01

    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.

  18. Development of a Remote Quick Design System for Woven Fabrics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeng-jong Lin

    2004-01-01

    The development of a remote quick design system is presented. The system can access through the Web, which can be used to quickly generate an optimized set of weaving parameters. The developed system is a client\\/server configuration where Web browsers were used as a generic client environment serving interface linking the client's parameter input to the search system located on

  19. Testing telecoms software with quviq QuickCheck

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas Arts; John Hughes; Joakim Johansson; Ulf Wiger

    2006-01-01

    We present a case study in which a novel testing tool, Quviq QuickCheck, is used to test an industrial implementation of the Megaco protocol. We considered positive and negative testing and we used our developed specification to test an old version in order to estimate how useful QuickCheck could potentially be when used early in development. The results of the

  20. Class of 2014 Quick Tips for Completing the Pharmacist Examination

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    Gleeson, Joseph G.

    match their full name on their US social security card (do not BOP_ApplicationQuickTips_2013 Page 1 #12Class of 2014 Quick Tips for Completing the Pharmacist Examination & Licensure Application 1 to visit the board's Web site to verify their name on their intern pharmacist license and/or pharmacy

  1. Use of interactive graphics to analyze QUICK-geometry: Supplement

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Townsend, J. C.

    1982-01-01

    The advantages of using interactive computer graphics to display aircraft geometry to aid in detection and analysis of errors are described. The QUICK geometry system is reviewed and the Quick Interactive Graphics Analysis (QUIAGA) program is described. This QUIAGA program was developed to exercise the QUICK geometry subroutines to examine in several modes on a graphics terminal. Its use in the detection and analysis of errors in the QUICK geometry definition can be of great assistance in speedily arriving at a correct analytical geometry description for flow field computation. Experience with the program in developing a QUICK geometry model of the NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter is used to show some of its features. Appendixes giving details of program usage and an example session are included.

  2. Quick reproduction of blast-wave flow-field properties of nuclear, TNT, and ANFO explosions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. P. T. Groth

    1986-01-01

    In many instances, extensive blast-wave flow-field properties are required in gasdynamics research studies of blast-wave loading and structure response, and in evaluating the effects of explosions on their environment. This report provides a very useful computer code, which can be used in conjunction with the DNA Nuclear Blast Standard subroutines and code, to quickly reconstruct complete and fairly accurate blast-wave

  3. Act Quickly! Seconds Count! Second Edition.

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    Ogden, Bob; Hayter, Roy, Ed.

    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…

  4. Bison TutorialBison Tutorial Plus a Quick Look at A2Plus a Quick Look at A2

    E-print Network

    Zhu, Jianwen

    Bison TutorialBison Tutorial Plus a Quick Look at A2Plus a Quick Look at A2 #12;Recall: Compiler discussed today will be required for assignment #2be required for assignment #2 #12;Description of BisonDescription of Bison LALR(1) parser generator under theLALR(1) parser generator under the GNU licenseGNU license Bison

  5. GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features

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    Smith-Konter, Bridget

    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

  6. 48 CFR 42.708 - Quick-closeout procedure.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...MANAGEMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES Indirect Cost Rates 42.708...3) The contracting officer performs a risk assessment and determines that the use...quick-closeout procedure is appropriate. The risk assessment shall include— (i)...

  7. 48 CFR 42.708 - Quick-closeout procedure.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...MANAGEMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES Indirect Cost Rates 42.708...3) The contracting officer performs a risk assessment and determines that the use...quick-closeout procedure is appropriate. The risk assessment shall include— (i)...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults

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    ... Health Promotion Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults skip to content ODPHP Health Communication Healthy People ... and Patient e-Health Resources Health Literacy and Older Adults Who is this guide for? Why are health ...

  10. Quick Tips: Making Fast, Healthy Meals Get started

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    Burke, Peter

    , and chopped broccoli and cauliflower. These are great for making quick salads, soups, casseroles, and stir in corn tortillas. Top with salsa, lime juice, and low-fat sour cream. · Stir fry. Use precut vegetables

  11. Comparing Tests for Diabetes and Prediabetes: A Quick Reference Guide

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    ... to 5 p.m. eastern time, M-F Diabetes Disease Organizations ?There are many organizations who provide ... 293 KB). Alternate Language URL Comparing Tests for Diabetes and Prediabetes: A Quick Reference Guide Page Content ...

  12. Pin-Retraction Mechanism On Quick-Release Cover

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Macmartin, Malcolm

    1994-01-01

    Quick-release cover includes pin-retraction mechanism releasing cover quickly from lower of two sets of pin connections holding cover. Cover released at top by pulling lever as described in "Lever-Arm Pin Puller" (NPO-18788). Removal of cover begins when technician or robot pulls upper-pin-release lever. Cover swings downward until tabs on lower pins are pulled through slots in their receptacles. Lower pins are then free.

  13. Procard Quick Reference Tool Questions about training, applications, exception requests, changes, transactions declines should be referred to

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    -Up) ­ gsduggan@admin.umass.edu ­ 413.545.6231 Questions about records retention or audit responses shouldProcard ­ Quick Reference Tool Contacts ­ Questions about training, applications, exception/week) · When you call, review any recent activity to be sure it is legitimate · Record the date and time

  14. Use of interactive graphics to analyze QUICK-geometry

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Townsend, J. C.

    1981-01-01

    The QUICK InterActive Graphics Analysis (QUIAGA) program and its advantages for displaying aircraft QUICK-geometry to aid in detection and analysis of errors are described. The QUICK-geometry system generates a completely analytical aircraft geometry description for use by finite-difference flow codes. The QUIAGA program was developed to exercise the QUICK-geometry subroutines to examine the analytic definition of a configuration by plotting cross sections and body lines on a graphics terminal. A number of options are available, including multiple cross-section views, hidden-line removal, and display of control point locations. Use of these options for the detection and analysis of errors in the QUICK-geometry definition can be of great assistance in speedily arriving at a correct analytical geometry description for flow-field computation. The QUIAGA program has been used in developing a QUICK-geometry model of the NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter, and examples from this experience are given to show some of the program's features. Details of program usage and an example session are given in the appendixes.

  15. 46 CFR 153.284 - Characteristics of required quick closing valves.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Characteristics of required quick closing valves. 153.284 Section 153.284 Shipping...Characteristics of required quick closing valves. A remotely actuated quick closing shutoff valve required by § 153.530(n) must:...

  16. 46 CFR 153.284 - Characteristics of required quick closing valves.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Characteristics of required quick closing valves. 153.284 Section 153.284 Shipping...Characteristics of required quick closing valves. A remotely actuated quick closing shutoff valve required by § 153.530(n) must:...

  17. 46 CFR 153.284 - Characteristics of required quick closing valves.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Characteristics of required quick closing valves. 153.284 Section 153.284 Shipping...Characteristics of required quick closing valves. A remotely actuated quick closing shutoff valve required by § 153.530(n) must:...

  18. Sub-Saharan Africa and the health MDGs: the need to move beyond the "quick impact" model.

    PubMed

    Richard, Fabienne; Hercot, David; Ouédraogo, Charlemagne; Delvaux, Thérèse; Samaké, Salif; van Olmen, Josefien; Conombo, Ghislaine; Hammonds, Rachel; Vandemoortele, Jan

    2011-11-01

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were defined in 2001, making poverty the central focus of the global political agenda. In response to MDG targets for health, new funding instruments called Global Health Initiatives were set up to target specific diseases, with an emphasis on "quick win" interventions, in order to show improvements by 2015. In 2005 the UN Millennium Project defined quick wins as simple, proven interventions with "very high potential short-term impact that can be immediately implemented", in contrast to "other interventions which are more complicated and will take a decade of effort or have delayed benefits". Although the terminology has evolved from "quick wins" to "quick impact initiatives" and then to "high impact interventions", the short-termism of the approach remains. This paper examines the merits and limitations of MDG indicators for assessing progress and their relationship to quick impact interventions. It then assesses specific health interventions through both the lens of time and their integration into health care services, and examines the role of health systems strengthening in support of the MDGs. We argue that fast-track interventions promoted by donors and Global Health Initiatives need to be complemented by mid- and long-term strategies, cutting across specific health problems. Implementing the MDGs is more than a process of "money changing hands". Combating poverty needs a radical overhaul of the partnership between rich and poor countries and between rich and poor people within countries. PMID:22118141

  19. PARENT Quick Blind Round-Robin Test Report

    SciTech Connect

    Braatz, Brett G. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Heasler, Patrick G. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Meyer, Ryan M. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2014-09-30

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has established the Program to Assess the Reliability of Emerging Nondestructive Techniques (PARENT) whose goal is to investigate the effectiveness of current and novel nondestructive examination procedures and techniques to find flaws in nickel-alloy welds and base materials. This is to be done by conducting a series of open and blind international round-robin tests on a set of piping components that include large-bore dissimilar metal welds, small-bore dissimilar metal welds, and bottom-mounted instrumentation penetration welds. The blind testing is being conducted in two segments, one is called Quick-Blind and the other is called Blind. The Quick-Blind testing and destructive analysis of the test blocks has been completed. This report describes the four Quick-Blind test blocks used, summarizes their destructive analysis, gives an overview of the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques applied, provides an analysis inspection data, and presents the conclusions drawn.

  20. Apple QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  1. Identification of the zinc-dependent endothelial cell binding protein for high molecular weight kininogen and factor XII: identity with the receptor that binds to the globular "heads" of C1q (gC1q-R).

    PubMed Central

    Joseph, K; Ghebrehiwet, B; Peerschke, E I; Reid, K B; Kaplan, A P

    1996-01-01

    High molecular weight kininogen (HK) and factor XII are known to bind to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in a zinc-dependent and saturable manner indicating that HUVEC express specific binding site(s) for those proteins. However, identification and immunochemical characterization of the putative receptor site(s) has not been previously accomplished. In this report, we have identified a cell surface glycoprotein that is a likely candidate for the HK binding site on HUVECs. When solubilized HUVEC membranes were subjected to an HK-affinity column in the presence or absence of 50 microM ZnCl2 and the bound membrane proteins eluted, a single major protein peak was obtained only in the presence of zinc. SDS/PAGE analysis and silver staining of the protein peak revealed this protein to be 33 kDa and partial sequence analysis matched the NH2 terminus of gC1q-R, a membrane glycoprotein that binds to the globular "heads" of C1q. Two other minor proteins of approximately 70 kDa and 45 kDa were also obtained. Upon analysis by Western blotting, the 33-kDa band was found to react with several monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) recognizing different epitopes on gC1q-R. Ligand and dot blot analyses revealed zinc-dependent binding of biotinylated HK as well as biotinylated factor XII to the isolated 33-kDa HUVEC molecule as well as recombinant gC1q-R. In addition, binding of 125I-HK to HUVEC cells was inhibited by selected monoclonal anti-gC1q-R antibodies. C1q, however, did not inhibit 125I-HK binding to HUVEC nor did those monoclonals known to inhibit C1q binding to gC1q-R. Taken together, the data suggest that HK (and factor XII) bind to HUVECs via a 33-kDa cell surface glycoprotein that appears to be identical to gC1q-R but interact with a site on gC1q-R distinct from that which binds C1q. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 PMID:8710908

  2. Production and characterization of a murine monoclonal IgM antibody to human C1q receptor (C1qR)

    SciTech Connect

    Ghebrehiwet, B.

    1986-07-15

    A hybridoma cell line that produces a monoclonal antibody (MAb) to cell surface C1q receptor (C1qr) has been produced by fusion of the P3 x 63-Ag8.653 mouse myeloma cell line with the spleen cells of a CD-1 mouse that had been hyperimmunized with viable Raji cell suspensions (5 x 10/sup 7/ cells/inoculum). This MAb, designated II1/D1, is an IgM antibody with lambda-light chain specificity. Radiolabeled or unlabeled, highly purified II1/D1 was used to determine that: a) this antibody competes for C1q binding sites on C1qR-bearing cells; b) the molecule recognized by this MAb is the C1qR; and c) cells that are known to bind C1q also bind II1/D1 in a specific manner. Western blot analysis of solubilized Raji, or U937 cell membranes, showed that the /sup 125/I-MAb detected a major protein band of approximately 85000 m.w. in its unreduced state, indicating that the C1qR is similar, if not identical, in both types of cells. Analyses of /sup 125/I-II/D1 binding experiments revealed that the antibody bound to Raji cells or u937 cells in a specific manner. Uptake of the antibody was saturable, with equilibrium virtually attained within 35 min. Scatchard analysis of the binding data using the intact MAb suggests that the affinity constant K/sub D/ is 2.9 x 10/sup -10/ M, and at apparent saturation, 24.6 ng of the antibody were bound per 2 x 10/sup 6/ cells, giving an estimated 7.8 x 10/sup 3/ antibody molecules bound per cell. That the II1/D1 antibody is specifically directed to the C1q was further evidenced by an ELISA in which the ability of C1qR-bearing cells to bind the MAb was abrogated by c-C1q in a specific dose-dependent manner.

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

    E-print Network

    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    : Students on current academic probation who fail to achieve or maintain good academic standing (2.0 or above. Students who are readmitted to the University after an academic suspension and fail to achieve or maintain1 Quick Reference Guide to Important Academic & Kinesiology Department Dates & Information Dr

  4. A QuickStart Guide to printing a

    E-print Network

    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

  5. A Better Quick-Connect Passive Capture Joint

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nabors, Sammy A.

    2015-01-01

    NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a joint that employs a unique spring-loaded mechanism that automatically secures a ball hitch upon insertion into a coupler. This eliminates the need for the locking lever found in most conventional ball joints. Connections made using MSFC's quick-connect joint are easier, safer, and more reliable than those made using conventional ball joints.

  6. Probe And Drogue For Quick Attachment And Detachment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thomson, Mark; Gralewski, Mark; Young, Grant

    1992-01-01

    Prototype probe-and-drogue attachment mechanism connects and disconnects parts quickly and locks them together positively. Probe intended to be capturing stud, and drogue is mating recess in panel to be captured, as described in "Easy Attachment Of Panels To A Truss" (LAR-14478). Accommodates large alignment error when parts brought together.

  7. Science Sampler: Frugal equipment substitution--A quick guide

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Erin Peters

    2007-02-01

    Is your school on a shoestring budget? If so, learn how to s--t--r--e--t--c--h it further by using the amazingly clever, economical substitutions shared by a veteran teacher in this article. This quick guide will help you to provide more hands-on activities for your students.

  8. Bayesian Nonparametric Nonlinear System Identification A quick overview

    E-print Network

    Ghahramani, Zoubin

    , ) In a nonparametric model, we perform inference on the space of functions, not parameters! Data is not condensedBayesian Nonparametric Nonlinear System Identification A quick overview Roger Frigola1 1University distributions to find distributions over predictions p(xt+1 | xt, D) = f (xt+1 | xt, ) p( | D) d 2 of 10 #12;Why

  9. QUICK REFERENCE: Nexis service 5.1 July 2006

    E-print Network

    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

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

    E-print Network

    Schladow, S. Geoffrey

    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

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

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    Barthelat, Francois

    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

  12. Everywhere You Are Quick RefeRence Guide

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    Fritts, Jason

    Everywhere You Are® Quick RefeRence Guide February 2009 8-bit Microcontrollers 32-bit Microcontrollers and Application Processors #12;#12;AVR Introduction Atmel® offers both 8-bit and 32-bit AVR® s. AVR microcontrollers and application processors deliver unmatched flexibility. AVR combines the most

  13. Tech Writing Quick Review BME/CMPE/EE 123A

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    Karplus, Kevin

    Tech Writing Quick Review BME/CMPE/EE 123A Kevin Karplus karplus@soe.ucsc.edu 20 Nov 2009 Biomolecular Engineering Department Graduate Director, Bioinformatics University of California, Santa Cruz Tech of document Name of project (and class) Names of authors Date Tech Writing ­ p.2/16 #12;Write as you go Don

  14. African American College Students' Preferences for Quick Service Restaurants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maryam Khan

    2004-01-01

    The competition among the quick service restaurants (QSRs) continues to be intense, and college students have a variety of food choices to select. This study investigated the African American students' demographics, food habits, food preferences, and importance of image attributes in selecting and patronizing a QSR. The findings reveal that the four most important image attributes to this group of

  15. Williams Google Drive Quick Reference 1 Create Folders and Files

    E-print Network

    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    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

  16. September 2, 2014 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE -MCGILL TRAVEL CONTRACTS

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    , WestJet, Delta, Air France, KLM, Alitalia Air Canada House of Travel, Uniglobe Lexus and Vision TravelSeptember 2, 2014 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE - MCGILL TRAVEL CONTRACTS Travel Suppliers as of September Worldwide Air Canada Porter Airlines WestJet Airlines Delta Airlines, Air France, KLM, Alitalia EL AL Israel

  17. Handling Hazardous Chemical Waste A quick reference guide

    E-print Network

    Nelson, Tim

    collection site should be in an area appropriate for the hazard properties of the material(s). A fume hood is generally a good place for this. Hoods should not be used for evaporation of volatile chemicals. 6. AllHandling Hazardous Chemical Waste A quick reference guide Hazardous wastes are undesired

  18. Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gardner, Traci

    The quick-writing activity described in this lesson plan guides grades K-2 students to write a simple cinquain as a follow-up to a subject they have been exploring in class. During the one 60-minute lesson, students will: write a poem about another topic, using the cinquain graphic organizer or outline; use words learned in the current thematic…

  19. This Quick Guide was produced by the Colorado State Forest

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    Change The spruce beetle is a native species in Colorado's spruce forest ecosystem. Endemic populations their geographical range, including blue spruce. In Colorado, the beetles are most commonly observed in highThis Quick Guide was produced by the Colorado State Forest Service to promote knowledge transfer

  20. How to Apply using Grants.gov Quick Reference Guide

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    Janssen, Michel

    How to Apply using Grants.gov Quick Reference Guide U of M Resources: www.ospa.umn.edu For help or more information Electronic Grant Applications: 612.624.8989 or grantgov@umn.edu EGMS: 612.624.1600 or help@EGMS.umn.edu 1. What is Grants.gov? · The single access point for over 1,000 grant programs

  1. How to Apply using Grants.gov Quick Reference Guide

    E-print Network

    Weiblen, George D

    How to Apply using Grants.gov Quick Reference Guide Office of the Vice President for Research For help or more information Electronic Grant Applications: 612.624.8989 or grantgov@umn.edu EGMS: 612.624.1600 or help@EGMS.umn.edu U of M Resources: www.ospa.umn.edu 1. What is Grants

  2. Quick Links USC Gets Grant to Study Potential

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    Southern California, University of

    Quick Links USC Gets Grant to Study Potential Terrorism Targets LOS ANGELES -- A $12 million into potential targets of terrorism and approaches to minimize terror's effects. USC is the nation's first components. It will be known as the Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism

  3. QUICK START GUIDE CO2Sys EXCEL Macro

    E-print Network

    QUICK START GUIDE CO2Sys EXCEL Macro Purpose:.......................................................................................................................... 4 The Excel Macro was created by Dr. D. Pierrot (Denis.Pierrot@noaa.gov) using the code developed by Ernie Drs. Lewis and Doug Wallace in1998. Purpose: The EXCEL Macro spreadsheet calculates

  4. How to Achieve Competence in English: A Quick Reference Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Eric W.

    Written to provide a quick, simple, practical reference, this handbook contains explanations and examples of the use of English. Entries, arranged alphabetically, may be as specific as "bibliography,""colons,""dashes,""footnotes," and "prefixes" or as general as articles on cliches, books, figurative language, frame tests, grammar, and plagiarism.…

  5. Quick asymptotic upper bounds for lattice kissing numbers

    E-print Network

    Skoruppa, Nils-Peter

    Quick asymptotic upper bounds for lattice kissing numbers Nils-Peter Skoruppa Preprint. Id: kiss.tex,v 1.4 2003/03/07 14:47:33 skoruppa Exp skoruppa Abstract General upper bounds for lattice kissing of results Let n be the kissing number in dimension n, i.e. the maximal number of balls of equal size

  6. Key ACA Terms A quick reference of frequently used terms

    E-print Network

    Acton, Scott

    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

  7. 75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harris, Bryan; Goldberg, Cassandra

    2012-01-01

    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…

  8. PreparationSampleGuide:StartQuickISX Sample Preparation Guide

    E-print Network

    PreparationSampleGuide:StartQuickISX Sample Preparation Guide 2 camera STD Experimental Design laser directed to camera 1 and another directed to camera 2. For these dyes, the channel that the dye: The sensitivity of the ImageStream is comparable to a flow cytometer. However, quantifying the location

  9. Blackboard Quick Start Guides Presenting Content to Students

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    Blackboard Quick Start Guides Presenting Content to Students The ways that course content content to students in a Blackboard course. Presentation of content can be linear, it can of the course. Reproduce the structure in Blackboard so that when new items are added, they will already have

  10. ChemTracker V1 Quick Start Guide

    E-print Network

    to the Chemical Inventory Management page: ehs.stanford.edu/chemicalinventory and click on the "Submit a Chem management of multiple inventory items at the same time. #12;Process Inventory Screen: You can move, copyChemTracker V1 Quick Start Guide Hazardous Materials Management Program 2011 #12;Get Access: Go

  11. Store your publications securely Access your publications quickly

    E-print Network

    Lindken, Ralph

    Store your publications securely Access your publications quickly Find your publications easily of securely and permanently storing full-text research publications and making them globally accessible is `open-access', online publications that are accessible to eve- ryone, from any internet connection

  12. Why did the solar power sector develop quickly in Japan?

    E-print Network

    Rogol, Michael G

    2007-01-01

    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 ...

  13. Submission Quick Start Guide Steps for SRA Submission

    E-print Network

    Levin, Judith G.

    Submission Quick Start Guide Steps for SRA Submission (Note: If you have already created BioSample(s) and BioProject(s) as a part of WGS, Genome or TSA submission, please use those for your SRA submission sample(s) 3 Gather Sequence Data Files 4 Enter Metadata on SRA website a Create SRA submission b Create

  14. Management Brief: A Quickly Deployed Vertical GillNet System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William E. Lynch JR; Jerald M. Gerber; David L. Johnson; Jeffrey R. Reutter

    1989-01-01

    We describe a vertical gill-net system that can be easily and quickly deployed in rough water. Previously described vertical gill nets are retrieved with floating rollers that work poorly when large waves and swells move the net and where surface rollers may interfere with boat traffic. Our system uses a flotation pipe to keep the top of the net at

  15. Hierarchical Factor Analysis of the Quick Discrimination Index.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burkard, Alan W.; Jones, James A.; Johll, Michael P.

    2002-01-01

    Explored the factor structure of the Quick Discrimination Index (QDI), a measure of discrimination attitudes toward women, with 428 white university students using hierarchical factor analysis. Results support a structure with four first-order factors and one second-order factor. Study 2 tested the original factor structure and the structure from…

  16. E-utilities Quick Start Eric Sayers, PhD

    E-print Network

    Levin, Judith G.

    E-utilities Quick Start Eric Sayers, PhD NCBI sayers@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Release Notes Please see our include live URLs that provide sample outputs. All E-utility calls share the same base URL: http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, and store them on the Entrez history server for later use http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

  17. Development and Initial Validation of the Quick Discrimination Index (QDI).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ponterotto, Joseph G.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Empirical studies involving 875 adolescents and adults were conducted to develop and validate the Quick Discrimination Index (QDI), a 30-item, Likert-type self-report inventory that measures attitudes toward racial diversity and women's equality. The test was found to be internally consistent and stable and to have promising validity. (SLD)

  18. Guidance Document Quick Guide to Assess Risk for Hazardous Chemicals

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    Guidance Document Quick Guide to Assess Risk for Hazardous Chemicals The following outline provides. Determine the acute toxicity hazard level for each substance; classify each chemical as highly toxic a summary of the steps that laboratory workers should use to assess the risks of handling toxic chemicals

  19. A taxonomy for responsiveness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. E Beaton; C Bombardier; J. N Katz; J. G Wright

    2001-01-01

    Responsiveness is quickly becoming a critical criterion for the selection of outcomes measures in studies of treatment effectiveness, economic appraisals, and other program evaluations. Statistical characteristics, specifically “large effect sizes,” are often felt to indicate the relative worth of one instrument over another. However, debates about their meaning led the present authors to propose a taxonomy for responsiveness based on

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

    E-print Network

    Su, Xiao

    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

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

    PubMed

    Lin, Chao; Shen, Xueju; Li, Baochen

    2014-08-25

    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

  2. QUICK - AN INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENT FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schlaifer, R. S.

    1994-01-01

    QUICK provides the computer user with the facilities of a sophisticated desk calculator which can perform scalar, vector and matrix arithmetic, propagate conic orbits, determine planetary and satellite coordinates and perform other related astrodynamic calculations within a Fortran-like environment. QUICK is an interpreter, therefore eliminating the need to use a compiler or a linker to run QUICK code. QUICK capabilities include options for automated printing of results, the ability to submit operating system commands on some systems, and access to a plotting package (MASL)and a text editor without leaving QUICK. Mathematical and programming features of QUICK include the ability to handle arbitrary algebraic expressions, the capability to define user functions in terms of other functions, built-in constants such as pi, direct access to useful COMMON areas, matrix capabilities, extensive use of double precision calculations, and the ability to automatically load user functions from a standard library. The MASL (The Multi-mission Analysis Software Library) plotting package, included in the QUICK package, is a set of FORTRAN 77 compatible subroutines designed to facilitate the plotting of engineering data by allowing programmers to write plotting device independent applications. Its universality lies in the number of plotting devices it puts at the user's disposal. The MASL package of routines has proved very useful and easy to work with, yielding good plots for most new users on the first or second try. The functions provided include routines for creating histograms, "wire mesh" surface plots and contour plots as well as normal graphs with a large variety of axis types. The library has routines for plotting on cartesian, polar, log, mercator, cyclic, calendar, and stereographic axes, and for performing automatic or explicit scaling. The lengths of the axes of a plot are completely under the control of the program using the library. Programs written to use the MASL subroutines can be made to output to the Calcomp 1055 plotter, the Hewlett-Packard 2648 graphics terminal, the HP 7221, 7475 and 7550 pen plotters, the Tektronix 40xx and 41xx series graphics terminals, the DEC VT125/VT240 graphics terminals, the QMS 800 laser printer, the Sun Microsystems monochrome display, the Ridge Computers monochrome display, the IBM/PC color display, or a "dumb" terminal or printer. Programs using this library can be written so that they always use the same type of plotter or they can allow the choice of plotter type to be deferred until after program execution. QUICK is written in RATFOR for use on Sun4 series computers running SunOS. No source code is provided. The standard distribution medium for this program is a .25 inch streaming magnetic tape cartridge in UNIX tar format. An electronic copy of the documentation in ASCII format is included on the distribution medium. QUICK was developed in 1991 and is a copyrighted work with all copyright vested in NASA.

  3. A quick gap filling of missing hydrometeorological data

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pappas, Christoforos; Papalexiou, Simon Michael; Koutsoyiannis, Demetris

    2014-08-01

    Data gaps are ubiquitous in hydrometeorological time series, and filling these values still remains a challenge. Since data sets without missing values may be a prerequisite in performing many analyses, a quick and efficient gap-filling methodology is required. In this study the problem of filling sporadic, single-value gaps using time-adjacent observations from the same location is investigated. The applicability of a local average (i.e., based on few neighboring in time observations) is examined and its advantages over the sample average (i.e., using the whole data set) are illustrated. The analysis reveals that a quick and very efficient (i.e., minimum mean-squared estimation error) gap filling is achieved by combining a strictly local average (i.e., using one observation before and one after the missing value) with the sample mean.

  4. QuickTime: an extensible standard for digital multimedia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eric Hoffert; Mark Krueger; Lee Mighdoll; Micheal Mills; Johnathan Cohen; Doug Camplejohn; Bruce Leak; Jim Batson; David Van Brink; Dean Blackketter; Michael Arent; R. Williams; C. Thorman; M. Yawitz; K. Doyle; S. Callahan

    1992-01-01

    QuickTime is an extensible standard for digital multimedia which establishes a foundation for the representation of time-based objects and file formats, still image and video compression techniques, human interface conventions, and application programming interfaces. All of these representations can stay the same as one moves towards an era of full-screen, full-motion digital video\\/high-resolution digital systems and as the underlying media

  5. Quick-disconnect harness system for helmet-mounted displays

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bapu, P. T.; Aulds, M. J.; Fuchs, Steven P.; McCormick, David M.

    1992-10-01

    We have designed a pilot's harness-mounted, high voltage quick-disconnect connectors with 62 pins, to transmit voltages up to 13.5 kV and video signals with 70 MHz bandwidth, for a binocular helmet-mounted display system. It connects and disconnects with power off, and disconnects 'hot' without pilot intervention and without producing external sparks or exposing hot embers to the explosive cockpit environment. We have implemented a procedure in which the high voltage pins disconnect inside a hermetically-sealed unit before the physical separation of the connector. The 'hot' separation triggers a crowbar circuit in the high voltage power supplies for additional protection. Conductor locations and shields are designed to reduce capacitance in the circuit and avoid crosstalk among adjacent circuits. The quick- disconnect connector and wiring harness are human-engineered to ensure pilot safety and mobility. The connector backshell is equipped with two hybrid video amplifiers to improve the clarity of the video signals. Shielded wires and coaxial cables are molded as a multi-layered ribbon for maximum flexibility between the pilot's harness and helmet. Stiff cabling is provided between the quick-disconnect connector and the aircraft console to control behavior during seat ejection. The components of the system have been successfully tested for safety, performance, ergonomic considerations, and reliability.

  6. The Psychologist Said Quickly, “Dialogue Descriptions Modulate Reading Speed!”

    PubMed Central

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  7. D0 Silicon Upgrade: Lower Cleanroom Roof Quick Load Analysis

    SciTech Connect

    Rucinski, Russ; /Fermilab

    1995-11-17

    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.

  8. International Space Station Increment-2 Quick Look Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jules, Kenol; Hrovat, Kenneth; Kelly, Eric

    2001-01-01

    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.

  9. Quick-Connect/Disconnect Joint For Truss Structures

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sprague, Benny B.

    1991-01-01

    Simple connector used for temporary structures and pipes. Truss connector joins and aligns structural members. Consists of two sections, one flanged and other with mating internal groove. When flanged half inserted in groove, moves lever of trigger mechanism upward. Cone then shoots into grooved half. Attached without tools in less than 2 seconds and taken apart just as quickly and easily. Developed for assembling structures in outer space, also useful for temporary terrestrial structures like scaffolds and portable bleachers. With modifications, used to join sections of pipelines carrying liquids or gases.

  10. Quick setting water-compatible furfuryl alcohol polymer concretes

    DOEpatents

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

    1982-11-30

    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.

  11. 46 CFR 154.544 - Quick-closing shut-off valves.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Quick-closing shut-off valves. 154.544 Section 154...CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR SELF-PROPELLED... Quick-closing shut-off valves. The quick-closing shut-off valve under §§ 154.530,...

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

    E-print Network

    Kaiser, Gail E.

    Quick statistics Survey 24678 'Social Networks and Online Privacy Concerns Survey' Results Survey / 62 #12;Quick statistics Survey 24678 'Social Networks and Online Privacy Concerns Survey' Page 2 / 62 #12;Quick statistics Survey 24678 'Social Networks and Online Privacy Concerns Survey' Field summary

  13. Older Homebound Women: Sharing the Risk with Age-Peers of Being Unable to Reach Help Quickly

    PubMed Central

    Porter, Eileen J.; Lasiter, Sue

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this facet of a longitudinal descriptive phenomenological study of the experience of reaching help quickly for older homebound women was to explore the personal-social context (life-world) of situations when age-peers had needed to reach help quickly (RHQ). Twenty-five women aged 85–95 (13 subscribers to a personal emergency response system and 12 non-subscribers) reported 80 peer situations. Life-world was characterized by sharing with peers the risk of being unable to RHQ. Knowledge of peer situations had varying degrees of influence on participants’ decisions to adopt and use RHQ devices. Findings support the need for healthcare professionals to explore the influences of age-peer RHQ situations upon adoption and use of devices to RHQ by older homebound women. PMID:23070958

  14. [New diagrams for quick calculation of refrigerating machines (author's transl)].

    PubMed

    Palla, L; Sellerio, U

    1974-01-01

    The present edition is a re-elaboration and an extension of a previous one and takes into account the data meanwhile brought up to date--concerning the characteristics of saturated vapours--as well as the opportuneness of an easier consultation. In fact, by introducing logarithmic scales and by an appropriate choice of the logarithmic modulus, it has been possible to summarize the characteristics of each fluid in one diagram only, whereas, in the first edition, the extension of the metric scales of the abcissas imposed to divide each diagram in two parts. Besides, more units have been introduced, namely: m3/kcal, m3/kj and ft3/Btu for volumes; oF and oC degrees for temperatures. These new diagrams have heen developed for the following refrigerant fluids: R 11, R 12, R 13, R 13 B1, R 22, R 114, R 502, NH3 and CH3Cl. Known the temperature before the throttling device, the evaporating temperature and the one of the eventual superheating, they enable to promptly calculate the volume of the refrigerant in the gaseous phase, both as dry saturated vapour and superheated vapour; besides, they allow the quick calculation of the speed of the fluid inside thepiping system, the performance of the compressor under different working conditions and with different refrigerants, and so on. A number of practical examples illustrate even more clearly what stated about quickness and possibilities of calculation. PMID:4470993

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

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    Katz, Richard

    1998-01-01

    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.

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

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

    2008-02-10

    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.

  17. A deconvolution extraction method for 2D multi-object fibre spectroscopy based on the regularized least-squares QR-factorization algorithm

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    Yu, Jian; Yin, Qian; Guo, Ping; Luo, A.-li

    2014-09-01

    This paper presents an efficient method for the extraction of astronomical spectra from two-dimensional (2D) multifibre spectrographs based on the regularized least-squares QR-factorization (LSQR) algorithm. We address two issues: we propose a modified Gaussian point spread function (PSF) for modelling the 2D PSF from multi-emission-line gas-discharge lamp images (arc images), and we develop an efficient deconvolution method to extract spectra in real circumstances. The proposed modified 2D Gaussian PSF model can fit various types of 2D PSFs, including different radial distortion angles and ellipticities. We adopt the regularized LSQR algorithm to solve the sparse linear equations constructed from the sparse convolution matrix, which we designate the deconvolution spectrum extraction method. Furthermore, we implement a parallelized LSQR algorithm based on graphics processing unit programming in the Compute Unified Device Architecture to accelerate the computational processing. Experimental results illustrate that the proposed extraction method can greatly reduce the computational cost and memory use of the deconvolution method and, consequently, increase its efficiency and practicability. In addition, the proposed extraction method has a stronger noise tolerance than other methods, such as the boxcar (aperture) extraction and profile extraction methods. Finally, we present an analysis of the sensitivity of the extraction results to the radius and full width at half-maximum of the 2D PSF.

  18. An engineering and economic evaluation of quick germ-quick fiber process for dry-grind ethanol facilities: analysis.

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    Rodríguez, Luis F; Li, Changying; Khanna, Madhu; Spaulding, Aslihan D; Lin, Tao; Eckhoff, Steven R

    2010-07-01

    An engineering economic model, which is mass balanced and compositionally driven, was developed to compare the conventional corn dry-grind process and the pre-fractionation process called quick germ-quick fiber (QQ). In this model, documented in a companion article, the distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) price was linked with its protein and fiber content as well as with the long-term average relationship with the corn price. The detailed economic analysis showed that the QQ plant retrofitted from conventional dry-grind ethanol plant reduces the manufacturing cost of ethanol by 13.5 cent/gallon and has net present value of nearly $4 million greater than the conventional dry-grind plant at an interest rate of 4% in 15years. Ethanol and feedstock price sensitivity analysis showed that the QQ plant gains more profits when ethanol price increases than conventional dry-grind ethanol plant. An optimistic analysis of the QQ process suggests that the greater value of the modified DDGS would provide greater resistance to fluctuations in corn price for QQ facilities. This model can be used to provide decision support for ethanol producers. PMID:20207536

  19. TRAVEL POLICY QUICK FACTS This collection of Quick Facts is not intended as a complete reference. Full policy/procedure is online

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    within 60 days of travel to avoid tax penalties. Incidentals o Business-related fax, Internet, or copyTRAVEL POLICY QUICK FACTS This collection of Quick Facts is not intended as a complete reference. Full policy/procedure is online: http://www.fau.edu/controller/travel/travel_p_p.php Banner travel

  20. Evaluation of quick tests for phosphorus determination in dairy manures.

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    Lugo-Ospina, A; Dao, Thanh H; Van Kessel, J A; Reeves, J B

    2005-05-01

    Nutrients in animal manure are valuable inputs in agronomic crop production. Rapid and timely information about manure nutrient content are needed to minimize the risks of phosphorus (P) over-application and losses of dissolved P (DP) in runoff from fields treated with manure. We evaluated the suitability of a commercial hand-held reflectometer, a hydrometer, and an electrical conductivity (EC) meter for determining DP and total P (TP) in dairy manures. Bulk samples (n = 107) collected from farms across CT, MD, NY, PA, and VA were highly variable in total solids (TS) concentration, ranging from 11 to 213gL(-1), in suspensions' pH (6.3-9.2), and EC (6.2-53.3 dS m(-1)). Manure DP concentrations measured using the RQFlex reflectometer (RQFlex-DP(s)) were related to molybdate-reactive P (MRP(s)) concentrations as follows: RQFlex-DP(s) = 0.471 x MRP(s) + 1102 (r2 = 0.29). Inclusion of pH and squared-pH terms improved the prediction of manure DP from RQFlex results (r2 = 0.66). Excluding five outlier samples that had pH < or = 6.9 the coefficient of determination (r2) for the MRP(s) and RQFlex-DP(s) relationship was 0.83 for 95% of the samples. Manure TS were related to hydrometer specific gravity readings (r2 = 0.53) that were in turn related to TP (r2 = 0.34), but not to either RQFlex-DP or MRP. Relationships between suspensions' EC and DP or TP were non-significant. Therefore, the RQFlex method is the only viable option for on-site quick estimates of DP that can be made more robust when complemented with TS and pH measurements. The DP quick test can provide near real-time information on soluble manure nutrient content across a wide range of handling and storage conditions on dairy farms and quick estimates of potential soluble P losses in runoff following land applications of manure. PMID:15701402

  1. QuickBundles, a Method for Tractography Simplification

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops ''Quick to WIPP'' Strategy

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    Jones, R.; Allen, G.; Kosiewicz, S.; Martin, B,; LANL; Nunz, J.; Biedscheid, J.; Sellmer, T.; Willis, J.; Orban, J.; Liekhus, K.; Djordjevic, S.

    2003-02-25

    The Cerro Grande forest fire in May of 2000 and the terrorist events of September 11, 2001 precipitated concerns of the vulnerability of legacy contact-handled (CH), high-wattage transuranic (TRU) waste stored at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). An analysis of the 9,100 cubic meters of stored CH-TRU waste revealed that 400 cubic meters or 4.5% of the inventory represented 61% of the risk. The analysis further showed that this 400 cubic meters was contained in only 2,000 drums. These facts and the question ''How can the disposition of this waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) be accelerated?'' formed the genesis of LANL's Quick to WIPP initiative.

  3. High flow, low mobile weight quick disconnect system

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

    2010-01-01

    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.

  4. NO• Binds Human Cystathionine ?-Synthase Quickly and Tightly*

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    Vicente, João B.; Colaço, Henrique G.; Mendes, Marisa I. S.; Sarti, Paolo; Leandro, Paula; Giuffrè, Alessandro

    2014-01-01

    The hexa-coordinate heme in the H2S-generating human enzyme cystathionine ?-synthase (CBS) acts as a redox-sensitive regulator that impairs CBS activity upon binding of NO• or CO at the reduced iron. Despite the proposed physiological relevance of this inhibitory mechanism, unlike CO, NO• was reported to bind at the CBS heme with very low affinity (Kd = 30–281 ?m). This discrepancy was herein reconciled by investigating the NO• reactivity of recombinant human CBS by static and stopped-flow UV-visible absorption spectroscopy. We found that NO• binds tightly to the ferrous CBS heme, with an apparent Kd ?0.23 ?m. In line with this result, at 25 °C, NO• binds quickly to CBS (kon ? 8 × 103 m?1 s?1) and dissociates slowly from the enzyme (koff ? 0.003 s?1). The observed rate constants for NO• binding were found to be linearly dependent on [NO•] up to ? 800 ?m NO•, and >100-fold higher than those measured for CO, indicating that the reaction is not limited by the slow dissociation of Cys-52 from the heme iron, as reported for CO. For the first time the heme of human CBS is reported to bind NO• quickly and tightly, providing a mechanistic basis for the in vivo regulation of the enzyme by NO•. The novel findings reported here shed new light on CBS regulation by NO• and its possible (patho)physiological relevance, enforcing the growing evidence for an interplay among the gasotransmitters NO•, CO, and H2S in cell signaling. PMID:24515102

  5. Autophagic vacuolation induced by excess ROS generation in HABP1/p32/gC1qR overexpressing fibroblasts and its reversal by polymeric hyaluronan.

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  6. Quick setup of unit test for accelerator controls system

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    Fu, W.; D'Ottavio, T.; Gassner, D.; Nemesure, S.; Morris, J.

    2011-03-28

    Testing a single hardware unit of an accelerator control system often requires the setup of a program with graphical user interface. Developing a dedicated application for a specific hardware unit test could be time consuming and the application may become obsolete after the unit tests. This paper documents a methodology for quick design and setup of an interface focused on performing unit tests of accelerator equipment with minimum programming work. The method has three components. The first is a generic accelerator device object (ADO) manager which can be used to setup, store, and log testing controls parameters for any unit testing system. The second involves the design of a TAPE (Tool for Automated Procedure Execution) sequence file that specifies and implements all te testing and control logic. The sting third is the design of a PET (parameter editing tool) page that provides the unit tester with all the necessary control parameters required for testing. This approach has been used for testing the horizontal plane of the Stochastic Cooling Motion Control System at RHIC.

  7. Interference currents can be located and measured quickly

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    Swaim, W.H.

    1995-03-01

    Pipelines or cables can carry unwanted and often unexpected electrical current due to interference from another line, subway systems, or other conductors in the area. Since corrosion is likely to occur in areas where current leaves a source and enters ground soil, it is important to locate and measure the amount of current and find its origin as quickly as possible. Interference currents can be located by the method described in the paper and by examining the areas near the company pipeline and the nearby foreign pipeline. As discussed, work is simplified by the existence of a new foreign rectifier and anode ground bed. By measuring current in the company line at several locations on both sides of the new anode ground bed and the foreign pipeline, it can be established that the foreign line is indeed the source of interference current. In actual cases, there may be currents from several other sources. The easiest way to measure current from these other sources is to use the interrupter on each, one at a time. If this is not practical, a full-floating zero procedure can be used to measure total current from all sources.

  8. Quick-connect fasteners for assembling devices in space

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    Evenson, Erik E. (Inventor); Wesselski, Clarence J. (Inventor); Ruiz, Steve C. (Inventor)

    1993-01-01

    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 fingers 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 within the opening for releasably latching the fastener 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.

  9. Less quick returns--greater well-being.

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    Hakola, Tarja; Paukkonen, Marja; Pohjonen, Tiina

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to design ergonomically improved shift schedules for nurses in primary health care shift work in order to enhance their health and well-being. The main change made was the reduction of quick returns (i.e., no more morning shifts immediately after an evening shift) in order to ensure more recovery time between work shifts. Six municipal hospital units participated in the intervention. Our aim was to maintain or improve the well-being and work ability of aged workers. The subjects (n=75) were divided into three age groups: 20-40, 41-52, and 53-62 yr. The introduction of more recovery time between evening and morning shifts significantly improved the subjects' sleep and alertness, well-being at work, perceived health, and leisure-time activities independently of their age. The effect on social and family life was also positive. Working in shifts was the most disruptive for the youngest group of nurses. The Work Ability Index score depended on the age group: it was lowest among the oldest age group, and did not change during the intervention. Ergonomic working time arrangements show positive effects on the well-being of health care workers of all ages. PMID:20720330

  10. A multiscale analysis method on QuickBird multispectral image

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    Yang, Weiying; Zhang, Liangpei; Liu, Hua; Yu, Songtao

    2009-10-01

    Earth's surface space is a complex huge system and character with hierarchical structures. Entities, patterns and processes all show inherent hierarchy structure in nature. The character of Scale-dependence is corresponded with hierarchy. Many research works have demonstrated that scale-dependence is a basic characteristic of Geo-spatial space. Therefore, the multi-scale or hierarchical approach needs to be introduced in the course of spatial information analysis, monitoring, modeling and management. It is well know that image analyze result was influenced by the window size that was selected. The original fixed window cannot suit with the object spatial character. In this letter, we first propose an optimal window selection method, based on the spectral information in a local block region, for choosing the suitable window size adaptively. Secondly, the object spatial information is learned based on the selected optimal window size. Thirdly, both the spectral and spatial information were used in image classification. In this paper, the proposed algorithm can obtain the multi-scale features effectively and the features we get at different scale level have an obvious stability with property. In the experiment on the QuickBird image data, the proposed algorithm clearly improves the classification accuracies than fixed window sizes and reduces the salt and pepper effect and error. It is suitable to form multi-scale hierarchy image-sets and select the objects at different scale levels.

  11. Quick Response Manufacturing(QRM) as a Reaction of Production Logistics on Cooperation with Retailers

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    Dario Dunkovic; Goran Jukic

    2010-01-01

    Paper analyses the origination of changes in modern production logistics taking into account assumption that those changes were actuated by development of business relationship modes at the end of supply chain. Producers are expected more and more to adjust production dynamics and capacities to market demand in order to gain shorter lead time. The appearance and application of new market

  12. University of Delaware Pandemic Response Decision Tree Administrative and Academic Department/Unit Quick Reference Guide

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    through what they would do to combat Meet regularly with external agencies from whom the University might, the symptoms have mutated and are fatal, or we cannot sustain the level of service that is needed to support Management Team - Operations Group Keep President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Department Heads and

  13. Quick piping : a fast, high-level model for describing processor pipelines

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    Christopher W. Milner; Jack W. Davidson

    2002-01-01

    Responding to marketplace needs, today's embedded processors must feature a flexible core that allows easy modification with fast time to market. In this environment, embedded processors are increasingly reliant on flexible support tools. This paper presents one such tool, called Quick Piping, a new, high-level formalism for modeling processor pipelines. Quick Piping consists of three primary components that together provide

  14. Quick piping: a fast, high-level model for describing processor pipelines

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    Christopher W. Milner; Jack W. Davidson

    2002-01-01

    Responding to marketplace needs, today's embedded processors must feature a flexible core that allows easy modification with fast time to market. In this environment, embedded processors are increasingly reliant on flexible support tools. This paper presents one such tool, called Quick Piping, a new, high-level formalism for modeling processor pipelines. Quick Piping consists of three primary components that together provide

  15. Quick Simulation of Detector Error Probabilities in the Presence of Memory and NonLinearity

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    Bucklew, James Antonio

    Quick Simulation of Detector Error Probabilities in the Presence of Memory and Non­Madison Madison, Wisconsin 53706 September 11, 1991 Keywords: Quick simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, Importance to simulation to obtain the desired quantities. The most obvious technique is Monte Carlo simulation, which

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

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    Jones, Edward

    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

  17. U.S. Bank Access Online: Dispute a Transaction Quick Reference Dispute a Transaction

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    Huang, Jianyu

    U.S. Bank Access® Online: Dispute a Transaction Quick Reference Dispute a Transaction You can use.S. Bancorp 1-2 1 #12;U.S. Bank Access® Online: Dispute a Transaction Quick Reference 7. Print, sign (if.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems is a division of U.S. Bank National Association ND. All other trademarks

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

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    Hixon, Thomas J.; Hoit, Jeannette D.

    2006-01-01

    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…

  19. Quantification of rapid environmental redox processes with quick-scanning x-ray absorption

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Quantification of rapid environmental redox processes with quick-scanning x-ray absorption. Here we apply quick-scanning x-ray absorption spectroscopy (Q-XAS), at sub-second time that can be measured using x-ray absorption spectroscopy. arsenic extended x-ray absorption fine structure

  20. Quick Performance Bounds for Computer and Storage Systems with Parallel Resources

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    Varki, Elizabeth

    Quick Performance Bounds for Computer and Storage Systems with Parallel Resources Elizabeth Varki for parallel computer and storage sys- tems. The computation of these bounds is so simple that it can even to be evaluated quickly. Index Terms: performance evaluation, parallel computer and storage systems, fork

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Fung, Benjamin C. M.

    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

  3. To: The Penn Community From: Marie D. Witt, Vice President, Business Services

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    Sharp, Kim

    marketing; QR (quick response) advertising codes; and software programs that allow more flexibility for end users to create high quality materials on their own, to name a few. These market changes and expanded American In-house Design Award which showcases work by outstanding in-house design departments. Since

  4. A discussion on consistency test in fuzzy AHP

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    M. Mahmoudzadeh; A. R. Bafandeh

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents that the consistency test with consideration of a tolerance deviation in fuzzy AHP proposed by L. C. Leung and D. Cao (2000) is not efficient and has some errors, hence a new method of fuzzy consistency test by direct fuzzification of (quick response) QR algorithm - which is one of numerical methods for calculating eigenvalues of an

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Stamnes, Knut [NSA Site Scientist

    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)

  7. The slow and the quick anion conductance in whole guard cells: their voltage-dependent alternation, and the modulation of their activities by abscisic acid and CO 2

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    Klaus Raschke; Mahbobeh Shabahang; Rupert Wolf

    2003-01-01

    We explored the functioning of the slowly activating anion conductance, S-type or SLAC, and of the quickly activating anion conductance, R-type or QUAC, in whole guard cells of Vicia faba L.; details of QUAC activity had not previously been demonstrated in guard cells possessing their walls. The discontinuous single-electrode voltage-clamp method was used to record current responses to voltage pulses

  8. Hayabusa Reentry and Recovery of Its Capsule -Quick Report

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    Kawaguchi, Junichiro; Yoshikawa, Makoto; Kuninaka, Hitoshi

    The Hayabusa spacecraft successfully returned to the Earth and re-entered into the atmosphere for sample recovery after also the successful touching-downs to NEO Itokawa in 2005. The reentry occurred on June 13th, and took place in Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) of Australia. This paper presents how the reentry and recovery operations were performed, and also reports the current status about the sample curation activity. The Hayabusa mission aims at demonstrating key technologies requisite for future real Sample and Return missions. However, the spacecraft adopted the actual Sample and Return flight sequence and was designed to make a world's first round trip to an extra terrestrial object with touching-down and lifting-off. It is the spacecraft propelled by the ion engines aboard for interplanetary cruise. The Hayabusa spacecraft launched in May of 2003 reached NEO Itokawa in September of 2005 via Earth gravity assist in May of 2004. It stayed there for about two and a half months, and performed detailed scientific observation and mapping and determination of the shape. In November of 2005, the spacecraft made two touching-downs and lifting-offs having attempted collection of surface sample. At the second opportunity, the spacecraft directed shooting a projectile. But, due to the programming problem, presumably the projectile was not shot. However, the spacecraft may have captured some small amount of sample particles in a catcher aboard, when the spacecraft made actual touches down to the surface. The spacecraft suffered from fuel leak in December of 2005, and the communication resumed after seven weeks of hiatus. And the ion engines all faced their life by November of 2009, and the project team devised an alternative drive configuration and successfully coped with the difficulty. Despite many hardships, the spacecraft has been operated for return cruise, and it made a reentry for sample recovery this June. The sample catcher was retrieved at WPA and transported back to the curation facility of JAXA. Currently the curators have examined analyzed the catcher recovered. This presentation quickly reports recent status of the spacecraft, capsule and sample analysis.

  9. QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE INTRAMURAL POLICIES + PROCEDURES HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHTS

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    Khan, Javed I.

    be ineligible for the remainder of that sports season and/or academic year. [2.6] All participants must Director of Intramural Sports is ultimately responsible for running all intramural programs. The Assistant Director or Coordinator of Intramural Sports reserves the right to make rule modifications or decision

  10. Development of a Quick Look Pandemic Influenza Modeling and Visualization Tool

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    Brigantic, Robert T.; Ebert, David S.; Corley, Courtney D.; Maciejewski, Ross; Muller, George; Taylor, Aimee E.

    2010-05-30

    Federal, State, and local decision makers and public health officials must prepare and exercise complex plans to contend with a variety of possible mass casualty events, such as pandemic influenza. Through the provision of quick look tools (QLTs) focused on mass casualty events, such planning can be done with higher accuracy and more realism through the combination of interactive simulation and visualization in these tools. If an event happens, the QLTs can then be employed to rapidly assess and execute alternative mitigation strategies, and thereby minimize casualties. This can be achieved by conducting numerous 'what-if' assessments prior to any event in order to assess potential health impacts (e.g., number of sick individuals), required community resources (e.g., vaccinations and hospital beds), and optimal mitigative decision strategies (e.g., school closures) during the course of a pandemic. In this presentation, we overview and demonstrate a pandemic influenza QLT, discuss some of the modeling methods and construct and visual analytic components and interface, and outline additional development concepts. These include the incorporation of a user selectable infectious disease palette, simultaneous visualization of decision alternatives, additional resource elements associated with emergency response (e.g., first responders and medical professionals), and provisions for other potential disaster events.

  11. Anticipatory synergy adjustments: preparing a quick action in an unknown direction.

    PubMed

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

    2013-05-01

    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

  12. Delineation of a quick clay zone at Smørgrav, Norway, with electromagnetic methods under geotechnical constraints

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    Kalscheuer, Thomas; Bastani, Mehrdad; Donohue, Shane; Persson, Lena; Aspmo Pfaffhuber, Andreas; Reiser, Fabienne; Ren, Zhengyong

    2013-05-01

    In many coastal areas of North America and Scandinavia, post-glacial clay sediments have emerged above sea level due to iso-static uplift. These clays are often destabilised by fresh water leaching and transformed to so-called quick clays as at the investigated area at Smørgrav, Norway. Slight mechanical disturbances of these materials may trigger landslides. Since the leaching increases the electrical resistivity of quick clay as compared to normal marine clay, the application of electromagnetic (EM) methods is of particular interest in the study of quick clay structures. For the first time, single and joint inversions of direct-current resistivity (DCR), radiomagnetotelluric (RMT) and controlled-source audiomagnetotelluric (CSAMT) data were applied to delineate a zone of quick clay. The resulting 2-D models of electrical resistivity correlate excellently with previously published data from a ground conductivity metre and resistivity logs from two resistivity cone penetration tests (RCPT) into marine clay and quick clay. The RCPT log into the central part of the quick clay identifies the electrical resistivity of the quick clay structure to lie between 10 and 80 ? m. In combination with the 2-D inversion models, it becomes possible to delineate the vertical and horizontal extent of the quick clay zone. As compared to the inversions of single data sets, the joint inversion model exhibits sharper resistivity contrasts and its resistivity values are more characteristic of the expected geology. In our preferred joint inversion model, there is a clear demarcation between dry soil, marine clay, quick clay and bedrock, which consists of alum shale and limestone.

  13. GIS coupled with traffic simulation and optimization for incident response

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bo Huang; Xiaohong Pan

    2007-01-01

    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

  14. Development and validation of a quick easily used biochemical assay for evaluating the viability of small immobile arthropods.

    PubMed

    Phillips, Craig B; Iline, Ilia I; Richards, Nicola K; Novoselov, Max; McNeill, Mark R

    2013-10-01

    Quickly, accurately, and easily assessing the efficacy of treatments to control sessile arthropods (e.g., scale insects) and stationary immature life stages (e.g., eggs and pupae) is problematic because it is difficult to tell whether treated organisms are alive or dead. Current approaches usually involve either maintaining organisms in the laboratory to observe them for development, gauging their response to physical stimulation, or assessing morphological characters such as turgidity and color. These can be slow, technically difficult, or subjective, and the validity of methods other than laboratory rearing has seldom been tested. Here, we describe development and validation of a quick easily used biochemical colorimetric assay for measuring the viability of arthropods that is sufficiently sensitive to test even very small organisms such as white fly eggs. The assay was adapted from a technique for staining the enzyme hexokinase to signal the presence of adenosine triphosphate in viable specimens by reducing a tetrazolium salt to formazan. Basic laboratory facilities and skills are required for production of the stain, but no specialist equipment, expertise, or facilities are needed for its use. PMID:24224241

  15. 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

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

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    Owens, L. J.

    1975-01-01

    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.

  17. A Simple and Quick Chilled Water Loop Balancing for Variable Flow System

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    Zhu, Y.; Batten, T.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; Liu, M.

    2000-01-01

    For many modem buildings, the chilled water loops and risers are equipped with variable speed pumping systems. How to quickly balance the loop or riser to satisfy the cooling requirement and reduce energy consumption is a very interesting topic...

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

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    Erskine, James L.

    [Surface Sci. 167 (1986) 39] we present an alternative explanation of some of their data and discuss-mail Article Cited By Save as Citation Alert Citation Feed Export Citation Add to my Quick Links Cited

  19. Forest carbon densities and uncertainties from Lidar, QuickBird, and field measurements in California

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    Battles, John

    and Ranging (Lidar) data and QuickBird high-resolution satellite images, calibrated and validated by field redwood) and 510±120 Mg ha-1 (red fir [Abies magnifica] forest), as great or greater than tropical

  20. Tobacco - Smoking & Health Resource Library - Quick Search

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    articles from peer-reviewed journals of behavioral, scientific, and medical literature. Advanced Search | Search Tips Quick Search Keywords: Author Last Name: First...

  1. 78 FR 48464 - Comment request for Information Collection for Quick Turnaround Surveys of All Statutes and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-08

    ...ETA has a continuing need for information on the...involved in employment and training or related activities...board membership and training ETA needs quick turnaround surveys...Other research and evaluation efforts, including...

  2. Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries.

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    Kahn, Miriam B.

    Providing a customized disaster response plan to assist libraries in quick recovery, this resource also outlines step to minimize damage and protect materials before trouble strikes. The first section of the book, "Response," contains information how to handle small jobs in-house and suggestions for working with contractors--with an emphasis on…

  3. A new version of the NeQuick ionosphere electron density model

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    B. Nava; P. Coïsson; S. M. Radicella

    2008-01-01

    NeQuick is a three-dimensional and time dependent ionospheric electron density model developed at the Aeronomy and Radiopropagation Laboratory of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy and at the Institute for Geophysics, Astrophysics and Meteorology of the University of Graz, Austria. It is a quick-run model particularly tailored for trans-ionospheric applications that allows one to calculate

  4. Development of human factors guidelines for computer software quick reference guides 

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    Palko, Katherine Denise

    1986-01-01

    experimental research had been done with quick reference guides. Human factors guidelines for developing instructional text were used together with a task analysis to develop a quick reference guide for a word processing package. Thirty subjects... THE SUBJECT INFORMATION FORM. . . . 173 APPENDIX I. 174 EASE OF VSE RATING FORMS' . . . 174 LIST OF TABLES TABLE PAGE 1 The Order in Which Task Analysis Subjects Attempted the Tasks. 2 Summary of the Task Analysis Results. . . . . . 38 3 List...

  5. 2011-07-28 MDE Ground Site Data Quick Look All data are preliminary and subject to change

    E-print Network

    2011-07-28 MDE Ground Site Data Quick Look All data are preliminary and subject to change #12;2011-07-28 MDE Ground Site Data Quick Look All data are preliminary and subject to change #12;2011-07-28 MDE Ground Site Data Quick Look All data are preliminary and subject to change #12;2011-07-28 MDE Ground Site

  6. 46 CFR 154.540 - Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system. 154...154.540 Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system. The quick-closing shut-off valves under §§ 154.530, 154.532,...

  7. 46 CFR 154.540 - Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... false Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system. 154...154.540 Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system. The quick-closing shut-off valves under §§ 154.530, 154.532,...

  8. 46 CFR 154.540 - Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... false Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system. 154...154.540 Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system. The quick-closing shut-off valves under §§ 154.530, 154.532,...

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

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    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

  10. T e c h n i c a l M a n u a l TNT Quick Coupled

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    Kirschner, Marc W.

    T e c h n i c a l M a n u a l TNT® Quick Coupled Transcription/Translation Systems INSTRUCTIONS.......................................................................................8 A. General Protocol for TNT® Quick Coupled Transcription/Translation Reactions Using Plasmid DNA...........................9 B. General Protocol for TNT® T7 Quick Coupled Transcription/Translation Reactions Using PCR

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

    PubMed

    Bearer, E L; Orci, L

    1985-02-01

    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

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

    PubMed

    Meier, Brian P; Robinson, Michael D

    2004-07-01

    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

  13. Quick-MESS: A Fast Statistical Tool for Exoplanet Imaging Surveys

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    Bonavita, M.; de Mooij, E. J. W.; Jayawardhana, R.

    2013-07-01

    Several tools have been developed in the past few years for the statistical analysis of the exoplanet search surveys, mostly using a combination of Monte Carlo simulations or a Bayesian approach. Here we present Quick-MESS, a grid-based, non-Monte Carlo tool aimed to perform statistical analyses on results from direct imaging surveys, as well as help with the planning of these surveys. Quick-MESS uses the (expected) contrast curves for direct imaging surveys to assess for each target the probability that a planet of a given mass and semimajor axis can be detected. By using a grid-based approach, Quick-MESS is typically more than an order of magnitude faster than tools based on Monte Carlo sampling of the planet distribution. In addition, Quick-MESS is extremely flexible, enabling the study of a large range of parameter space for the mass and semimajor axes distributions without the need of resimulating the planet distribution. In order to show examples of the capabilities of Quick-MESS, we present the analysis of the Gemini Deep Planet Survey and the predictions for upcoming surveys with extreme-AO instruments.

  14. Ionospheric correction based on ingestion of global ionospheric maps into the NeQuick 2 model.

    PubMed

    Yu, Xiao; She, Chengli; Zhen, Weimin; Bruno, Nava; Liu, Dun; Yue, Xinan; Ou, Ming; Xu, Jisheng

    2015-01-01

    The global ionospheric maps (GIMs), generated by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Center for Orbit Determination in Europe (CODE) during a period over 13 years, have been adopted as the primary source of data to provide global ionospheric correction for possible single frequency positioning applications. The investigation aims to assess the performance of new NeQuick model, NeQuick 2, in predicting global total electron content (TEC) through ingesting the GIMs data from the previous day(s). The results show good performance of the GIMs-driven-NeQuick model with average 86% of vertical TEC error less than 10 TECU, when the global daily effective ionization indices (Az) versus modified dip latitude (MODIP) are constructed as a second order polynomial. The performance of GIMs-driven-NeQuick model presents variability with solar activity and behaves better during low solar activity years. The accuracy of TEC prediction can be improved further through performing a four-coefficient function expression of Az versus MODIP. As more measurements from earlier days are involved in the Az optimization procedure, the accuracy may decrease. The results also reveal that more efforts are needed to improve the NeQuick 2 model capabilities to represent the ionosphere in the equatorial and high-latitude regions. PMID:25815369

  15. Shear Wave Velocity Imaging over Quick Clays Using Multiple Seismic Methods

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    Comina, C.; Krawczyk, C. M.; Polom, U.; Socco, L. V.

    2014-12-01

    Quick-clays are characterized by an highly unstable particle structure. This structure is usually caused by freshwater leaching of the original high salinity pore water generated by the former marine deposition environment. Given this instability, the clay structure can easily collapse leading to landslides of varying destructiveness. It is, therefore, of major importance to detect the presence of quick-clays. While resistivity based methodologies are commonly used to detect them (lower conductivity of the leached interstitial fluid in respect to the original one) there are also some evidences that leaching can result in a reduction of the undisturbed shear strength of these clays. Multiple integrated shear wave velocity based seismic methods (mainly SH seismic reflection and Love wave dispersion data) have been therefore applied in a case study to evaluate the potential of shear wave velocity imaging for detecting quick clays. An area near the Göta River in southwest Sweden, which was the scene of a quick clay landslide about 40 years ago, was chosen as experimental site. High-resolution SH reflection data were acquired in the area, as part of a joint project studying clay-related landslides. Seismic reflection processing has evidenced several geologically interesting interfaces related to the presence of quick clays (locally confirmed by boreholes), and sand-gravelly layers strongly contributing to water circulation within them. Dispersion data have been extracted along one of the reflection arrays with a Gaussian windowing approach, and data have been inverted with a Laterally Constrained Inversion using a priori information coming from the seismic reflection imaging. The inversion of dispersion curves has evidenced, in some portion of the seismic line, the presence of a low velocity layer most probably correlatable with quick clays. Even given the limited dispersion information extracted from the dataset, and the not yet completely understood shear wave velocity properties of quick clays, our work has evidenced the potential of the proposed approach for a more comprehensive imaging of the shear wave velocity distribution. This could be a valuable approach in quick clay identification in general.

  16. Sample preparation for the quick sizing of metal nanoparticles by atomic force microscopy.

    PubMed

    Vinelli, Alessandra; Primiceri, Elisabetta; Brucale, Marco; Zuccheri, Giampaolo; Rinaldi, Ross; Samorì, Bruno

    2008-12-01

    Two alternative pretreatment methods for depositing metal nanoparticles on mica for atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging are presented. The treated substrates are flat and clean, thus they are amenable of use to characterize very small nanoparticles. The methods do not require any instrumentation or particular expertise. As they are also very quick, the need for storage of the prepared substrates is avoided altogether. These proposed methods, which are compared with the results of transmission electron microscopy analysis, allow the quick sizing and characterization of nanoparticles with the atomic force microscope and could thus help expanding the user community of nanoparticle researchers who could use the AFM for their characterization needs. PMID:18800349

  17. Ultrastructural metabolic activity following quick-freezing and freeze-substitution in tetrahydrofuran in the superior cervical ganglion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul J. Yarowsky; Alan F. Boyne

    1989-01-01

    Summary A method of quick-freezing and freeze-substitution has been developed for localizing diffusible substances such as 2-deoxyglucose-6-phosphate (2-DG-6-P) ultrastructurally in neural tissue. Quick-freezing under pressure provides well preserved tissue down to 30–35 µm from the surface. This allows blocks of neural tissue to be quick-frozen and analysed for diffusible substances in areas removed from the freezing face. Freeze-substitution in tetrahydrofuran

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  19. Quick Meals. 

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    Anonymous

    1959-01-01

    and ornamentals Chinaberry Dahlia Elms Lilac Locust Maples Mu I berries Pecan Poplars Privet Rose Spruces Fruits 2kOt Blackberry Fig Grapes Jujube Peach Pear- Perwmmon Plum Quince Raspberry :ht its. the , Non-cultivated plants (weeds...

  20. Quick Work

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    Twomey, Matt

    2007-01-01

    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.…

  1. 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.

  2. Quick Statistics

    MedlinePLUS

    ... 8 As of December 2012, approximately 324,200 cochlear implants have been implanted worldwide. In the United States, roughly 58,000 devices have been implanted in adults and 38,000 in children. 9 Five out of 6 children experience ear ...

  3. Grad PLUS Quick Facts How do I apply for a PLUS Loan?

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Grad PLUS Quick Facts How do I apply for a PLUS Loan? For a PLUS Loan, you must complete a Direct PLUS Loan Application and Master Promissory Note (MPN). The MPN is a legal document in which you an MPN to receive an FFEL PLUS loan, you will need to sign a new MPN for a Direct PLUS Loan. Your school

  4. UMASS Campus Solutions 9.0 Financial Aid Quick Reference Navigation

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    > Correct 20xx20xx ISIRS Records FFAA EECC OOUUTTBBOOUUNNDD FFIILLEESS Main Menu > Financial Aid > Financial Aid Term >Maintain Student FA Term > VVIIEEWW TTEERRMM HHIISSTTOORRYY Main Menu > RecordsUMASS Campus Solutions 9.0 Financial Aid Quick Reference Navigation VVIIEEWW PPEERRSSOONNAALL

  5. Phosphorus recovery prior to land application of biosolids using the “Quick Wash” process developed by USDA

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Objectives: To present the case study of a new treatment process, called “quick wash”, that was developed by the USDA-ARS for extraction and recovery of phosphorus from animal manure solids but research has shown the approach is equally effective to recover phosphorus from biosolids prior to applica...

  6. Optimization of installation and operation for retail store with photovoltaic, storage battery and EV quick charger

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    Jun Yamasaki; Ryuichiro Tominaga; Yohei Ishii; Atsushi Shimizu; Shingo Kinoshita; Shinji Wakao

    2011-01-01

    In the near future, it is expected the widespread use of electric vehicles (EVs). And a lot of retail stores will have EV quick chargers. This might cause a problem that is a rise in electricity costs of the stores because of an increase in maximum load power. The stores want to reduce electricity cost especially related with load peak

  7. 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 to the nightside. Cassini Groundtrack: Global Plot * Start Closest Approach + End Closest Approach at 2013-095T21's spring season according to Global Circulation Models. For the latest Cassini information visit http

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

    E-print Network

    Titan T-84 Encounter (Orbit 167) Cassini Solstice Mission Quick-Look Flyby Facts Cassini to the nightside. Cassini Groundtrack: Global Plot Closest Approach at 2012-159T00:07:21 June 7, 2012 Altitude: 959. For the latest Cassini information visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov * Start Closest Approach + End #12;Titan T-84

  9. Quick, answer this question: What business are we in at Robert Morris University?

    E-print Network

    VanDieren, Monica

    of providing students with a diploma sells short what actually goes on here. Make no mistake: RMU always. But students don't come to college simply to earn a degree, nor are strong academic credentials any longerQuick, answer this question: What business are we in at Robert Morris University? I bet many of you

  10. TITANium Quick Tips How to log into TITANium and enter a Community

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    de Lijser, Peter

    TITANium Quick Tips How to log into TITANium and enter a Community: 1. Log into your portal with your user name and password. 2. Click on the TITANium tab. 3. Click on TITANium Communities 4Enroll into a Community: 1. Scroll to the bottom of your Home page 2. In Search courses Enter the name (or partial name

  11. A Quick and Simple Conversion of Carboxylic Acids into Their Anilides of Heating with Phenyl Isothiocyanate.

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    Ram, Ram N.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Converting carboxylic acids into their anilides, which usually involves preparation of acid chloride or mixed anhydride followed by treatment with aniline, is tedious and/or time-consuming. A quick and easier procedure, using phenyl isothiocyanate, is provided. Reactions involved and a summary table of results are included. (JN)

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

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

    2010-01-01

    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…

  13. Quick-MESS: A fast statistical tool for Exoplanet Imaging Surveys

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bonavita, Mariangela; De Mooij, Ernst; Jayawardhana, Ray; Gratton, Raffaele

    2014-01-01

    Several tools have been developed for the analysis of the results of direct imaging exoplanet surveys, mostly using a combination of Monte-Carlo simulations or a Bayesian approach. Here we present a novel approach to the statistical analysis of Direct Imaging surveys, called Quick-MESS, which allows for a much faster and flexible analysis.

  14. Behavior Basics: Quick Behavior Analysis and Implementation of Interventions for Classroom Teachers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shanon S. Taylor

    2011-01-01

    Dealing with student behavior is often cited as one of the most frustrating aspects of teaching, yet many classroom teachers receive no pre-service training in the basics of behavior management. This article describes the process of implementing a quick behavioral analysis for the purpose of designing a basic intervention. It will provide general education teachers with the means to choose

  15. Towards Imaging Large-Scale Ontologies for Quick Understanding and Analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kewei Tu; Miao Xiong; Lei Zhang; Haiping Zhu; Jie Zhang; Yong Yu

    2005-01-01

    In many practical applications, ontologies tend to be very large and complicated. In order for users to quickly understand and an- alyze large-scale ontologies, in this paper we propose a novel ontology visualization approach, which aims to complement existing approaches like the hierarchy graph. Speciflcally, our approach produces a holistic \\\\imaging\\

  16. A quick guide to wind power forecating : state-of-the-art 2009.

    SciTech Connect

    Monteiro, C.; Keko, H.; Bessa, R.; Miranda, V.; Botterud, A.; Wang, J.; Conzelmann, G.; Decision and Information Sciences; INESC Porto

    2009-11-20

    This document contains a summary of the main findings from our full report entitled 'Wind Power Forecasting: State-of-the-Art 2009'. The aims of this document are to provide guidelines and a quick overview of the current state-of-the-art in wind power forecasting (WPF) and to point out lines of research in the future development of forecasting systems.

  17. Quick Reference Guide Updating Anti-Virus to Microsoft Security Essentials

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    Quick Reference Guide Updating Anti-Virus to Microsoft Security Essentials CSUF Last Revised: 06 Microsoft Security Essentials on your PC or laptop at home. If you experience any issues or have any to page 7. #12;Updating Anti-Virus to Microsoft Security Essentials FINAL Last Revised: 06/24/11 Page 2

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

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Quick Guide for Staff Caring for Patients on Suicide Precautions 1. Before patient arrives to unit. Evaluate patient including suicide risk, at least every 24 hours. Monitor Visitors. Document patient's behavior/mood, need for suicide precautions, room search and results. Plan followup care for discharge

  19. 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 ...

  20. QuickTime VR Anatomical Resource: A Library of Virtual Anatomical Objects for Gross Anatomy Educators

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gary L. Nieder; Frank Nagy; John C. Pearson; Lynn A. Wagner

    2002-01-01

    The QuickTime VR object format has been successfully used to provide photorealistic representation of three dimensional anatomical structures. This technique creates the impression of holding a specimen and turning it for observation. The QTVR object metaphor can also be modified to interactively show other properties of a specimen such as internal movement or multiple levels of dissection. Our early efforts

  1. Printing Floating-Point Numbers Quickly and Accurately Robert G. Burger R. Kent Dybvig

    E-print Network

    Dybvig, R. Kent

    Printing Floating-Point Numbers Quickly and Accurately Robert G. Burger R. Kent Dybvig Indiana,dyb}@cs.indiana.edu Abstract This paper presents a fast and accurate algorithm for print- ing floating-point numbers in both employs a fast estimator to scale floating-point numbers efficiently. Keywords: floating-point printing

  2. minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School

    E-print Network

    Scott, Robert A.

    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 or student evaluations. Submitting a portfolio makes for richer interviews, giving the search committee

  3. Quick Tips for a Student Organization Website You have two options for websites through USC

    E-print Network

    Wang, Hai

    Quick Tips for a Student Organization Website You have two options for websites through USC: 1. All registered organization may have a website through USC Campus Activities. 2. Viterbi-affiliated organizations may host their website through viterbistudents.usc.edu. Contact Jason Dziegielewski at dziegiel

  4. Measurement-Driven Instruction as a "Quick-Fix" Reform Strategy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Popham, W. James

    1993-01-01

    Contends that educational reform strategies that feature measurement-driven instruction as their centerpiece are often maligned as "quick fixes." Although asserting that measurement-driven instruction has potential benefits, notes that assessment experts should share their knowledge with policymakers to avoid ineffective strategies. (Author/NB)

  5. Aqua-Aura QuickDAM (QDAM) 2.0 Ops Concept

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nidhiry, John

    2015-01-01

    The presentation describes the Quick Debris Avoidance Maneuver (QDAM) 2.0 process used the Aqua and Aura flight teams to (a) reduce the work load and dependency on staff and systems; (b) reduce turn-around time and provide emergency last minute capabilities; and (c) increase burn parameter flexibility. The presentation also compares the QDAM 2.0 process to previous approaches.

  6. CSC 247/447 Notes updated Sept. 9, 2008 A Quick Introduction to Common Lisp

    E-print Network

    CSC 247/447 Notes updated Sept. 9, 2008 A Quick Introduction to Common Lisp Lisp is a functional of it is in front of a computer, trying out all the things mentioned. Basic characteristics of Lisp and Common Lisp: · Lisp is primarily intended for manipulating symbolic data in the form of list struc- tures, e

  7. EPIC QuickStart (Mac) 7/18/04 -Kieras & Hornof

    E-print Network

    Hornof, Anthony

    EPIC QuickStart (Mac) 7/18/04 - Kieras & Hornof This is an introduction to running a model using EpicApp, a standalone executable file that runs an EPIC model for a specific simulated device. What you need to start · An EpicApp that will run on your operating system · A production rule (prs) file

  8. EPIC QuickStart (Windows) 7/18/04 -Kieras & Hornof

    E-print Network

    Hornof, Anthony

    EPIC QuickStart (Windows) 7/18/04 - Kieras & Hornof This is an introduction to running a model using EpicApp, a standalone executable file that runs an EPIC model for a specific simulated device. What you need to start · An EpicApp.exe and Device dll that will run on your operating system

  9. Quick Facts About Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Protecting Your Personal

    E-print Network

    Goodman, Robert M.

    Quick Facts About Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Protecting Your Personal Information information can include your name; Social Security, Medicare, bank account, or credit card numbers. Medicare and others about Medicare prescription drug coverage: Keep all personal information, such as your Medicare

  10. QUICK REFERENCE (PI/SS) IRB PROTOCOL SMARTFORM CONVERSION FROM VERSION 1 TO VERSION 3

    E-print Network

    , or select the Create Final Report button from the left column to close the study. Studies in data analysis to submit a final report. Select Create Final Report in the Study Workspace. #12;QUICK REFERENCE (PI Modified Study, and the end number is a sequential count number of all modified studies for this project

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

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2007-03-01

    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.

  12. What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "Early College, Early Success: Early College High School Initiative Impact Study"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The study examined in this quick review concerns whether attending Early College High Schools increased postsecondary outcomes. This study is a randomized experiment examining the impact of Early Colleges on a number of outcomes. The study had relatively low attrition rates (approximately 7% in the intervention group and 13% in the comparison…

  13. Quick Guide [Copy/Print/Fax/Scan/Box Operations] 1. Introduction

    E-print Network

    Quick Guide [Copy/Print/Fax/Scan/Box Operations] 1. Introduction 2. Basic operations 3. Useful copy. Index INDEX #12;bizhub 423/363/283/223 x-1 Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Energy Star® .................................................................................................................................... 1-2 What is an ENERGY STAR® Product

  14. Quick Guide [Copy/Print/Fax/Scan/Box Operations] 1. Introduction

    E-print Network

    Quick Guide [Copy/Print/Fax/Scan/Box Operations] INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Basic operations 3. Glossary 12. Index #12;C360/C280/C220 x-1 Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Energy Star® .................................................................................................................................... 1-2 What is an ENERGY STAR® Product

  15. Stem Cell Quick Guide: Stem Cell Basics What is a Stem Cell?

    E-print Network

    Schladow, S. Geoffrey

    Stem Cell Quick Guide: Stem Cell Basics What is a Stem Cell? Stem cells are the starting point from to line blood vessels. All of these highly specialized cells have to grow from unspecialized stem cells. Stem cells produce new cells by dividing. In the right conditions, these new cells can then continue

  16. Genetic Fingerprints for Individually Quick Frozen 'Marion' Whole Berries and Puree

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A forensic-type approach was proposed to identify ‘Marion’ type blackberry from Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) whole berries and puree using DNA-based simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. This approach is useful for quality control and to detect contamination from other berry products. A reliable ...

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

    E-print Network

    Ellis, Randy

    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

  18. Quick Calculation for Sample Size while Controlling False Discovery Rate with

    E-print Network

    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

  19. Olive quick decline in Italy is associated with unique strain of Xylella fastidiosa

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS) is a destructive new disease currently affecting approximately 20,000 acres of olive in southern Italy—an area approximately the size of California’s table olive production in California. Symptoms of OQDS include extensive branch and twig dieback, yellow and brown...

  20. Diagnosis of fouling problems of NF and RO membrane installations by a quick scan

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. S. Vrouwenvelder; D. van der Kooij

    2003-01-01

    Controlling fouling of membrane filtration installations (nanofiltration and reverse osmosis) is a major challenge for the water industry. Fouling affects the plant performance and increases the costs of plant operation. Diagnosis of the type(s) and extent of fouling is the essential first step for controlling fouling in order to maintain plant performance. A quick scan of the installation for the

  1. Diagnosis of fouling problems of NF and RO membrane installations by a quick scan

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. S. Vrouwenvelder; D. van der Kooij

    2002-01-01

    Controlling fouling of membrane filtration installations (nanofiltration and reverse osmosis) is a major challenge for the water industry. Fouling affects the plant performance and increases the costs of plant operation. Diagnosis of the type(s) and extent of fouling is the essential first step for controlling fouling in order to maintain plant performance. A quick scan of the installation for the

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tsai, Meng-Jung

    2009-01-01

    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…

  3. Comparison of QuickBird and SPOT 5 Satellite Imagery for Mapping Giant Reed

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    QuickBird (2.4 m resolution) and SPOT 5 (10 m resolution) multi-spectral satellite imagery were compared for mapping the invasive grass, giant reed (Arundo donax L.), along the Rio Grande in southwest Texas. The imagery had three bands (green, red, and near-infrared). Three subsets from both the Q...

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

    E-print Network

    Erskine, James L.

    . This structural assignment for the adsorbate complex is consistent with new photoelectron data using linearly polarized synchrotron radiation. E-mail Article Cited By Save as Citation Alert Citation Feed Export Citation Add to my Quick Links Cited By in Scopus (13) Related Articles in ScienceDirect View More Related

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

    E-print Network

    Erskine, James L.

    algorithm is supported by both formal derivation and comparison of computational results with published data and differences with alternate studies are identified. E-mail Article Cited By Save as Citation Alert Citation Feed Export Citation Add to my Quick Links Cited By in Scopus (0) Related Articles in Science

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Thomas; Richard Barton

    2011-01-01

    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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gilbert Proulx; Morley W. Barrett

    1993-01-01

    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

  8. A Quick Spectrographic Method for Semi-Quantitative Analysis of Radioactive Iodine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. Anou El-Nour

    1975-01-01

    The need for quick and accurate determination of trace but harmful impurities in radioactive iodine, to be used for medical purposes, led to establishing a spectrographic method of analysis using the copper-spark technique and based on the disappearing spectral line intensity principle. The least amounts of the relevant trace elements of harmful effect namely, Al, As, Ba, Be, B, Cd,

  9. Quick Screen for Voice and Supplementary Documents for Identifying Pediatric Voice Disorders

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lee, Linda; Stemple, Joseph C.; Glaze, Leslie; Kelchner, Lisa N.

    2004-01-01

    Three documents are provided to help the speech-language pathologist (SLP) identify children with voice disorders and educate family members. The first is a quickly administered screening test that covers multiple aspects of voice, respiration, and resonance. It was tested on 3,000 children in kindergarten and first and fifth grades, and on 47…

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

    E-print Network

    Fiebig, Peter

    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

  11. minute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School

    E-print Network

    Scott, Robert A.

    . Education is a human capital investment. The debt you incur to pay for school is good, because youminute mentor Quick Tips for Student Success from the Graduate School the V O LU M E 8 · N O. 2 · 2007 2008 M oney's tight: it's a fact of life as a grad student. Whether you're living on loans

  12. An excursion through the ultrastructural world of quick-frozen pancreatic islets.

    PubMed

    Dudek, R W; Boyne, A F

    1986-01-01

    In this article we have presented a philosophical and historical perspective on quick freezing, freeze-drying, freeze-substitution, and immunocytochemical localization of pancreatic islet hormones. A compilation of our findings indicates that quick-freezing does not produce any gross distortion of islet tissue; the amount of usable islet tissue for ultrastructural analysis is approximately 13 micron deep from the frozen edge; three different cell types can be identified in quick-frozen tissue based on general morphological characteristics; freeze-substitution with tetrahydrofuran produces a unique ultrastructural appearance in which ribosomes are particularly striking; with the use of protein A-gold, insulin and glucagon can be localized immunocytochemically on silver-gray (50-nm-thick) sections treated with 1% ovalbumin at room temperature overnight; secretory granules of quick-frozen alpha and beta cells may exist in either a swollen or condensed state; swollen beta cell secretory granules contain a filamentous material that demonstrates immunogold labeling for insulin; insulin and glucagon can be localized within the cisternae of endoplasmic reticulum; our methods provide not only discrete immunocytochemical localization of hormone, but also well-preserved cellular compartments; energy electron loss spectroscopy (EELS) has shown that quantifiable nitrogen maps can be used as an index of hormone packaging in secretory granules; and the sectioning properties of secretory granules at the ultramicrotome change when islet tissue is unosmicated and sectioned on glycerol. PMID:3518392

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Justin

    2010-01-01

    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…

  14. Quick Performance Bounds for Computer and Storage Systems with Parallel Resources

    E-print Network

    Varki, Elizabeth

    Quick Performance Bounds for Computer and Storage Systems with Parallel Resources Elizabeth Varki and storage systems. The computation of these performance bounds is so simple that it can even be performed computer and storage systems, fork-join networks, queueing systems, RAID, disk arrays. 1 Introduction

  15. PI Portfolio Quick Reference Guide for Principal Investigators Reports Version 4.0

    E-print Network

    Yamamoto, Keith

    PI Portfolio Quick Reference Guide for Principal Investigators Reports Version 4.0 Jul. 1, 2013 Access PI Portfolio from MyAccess at https://myaccess.ucsf.edu VPN is required when accessing remotely Select the desired report from the Reports tab (this guide focuses on the Portfolio by PI report) Click

  16. RefWorks 2.0 Quick Start Guide Need More Help?

    E-print Network

    Graham, Nick

    RefWorks 2.0 Quick Start Guide Logging In NOTE: Need More Help? Online Tutorial Help Support Online.support@scholarsportal.info Importing Data Directly (A1) View Last Imported Folder Helpful Hint: Source Type Source Type (A2) Converting References from Other Bibliographic Management Products Help Importing Data from Saved Text Files References

  17. NeuroQuick – A novel bedside test for small fiber neuropathy?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ida S. Haussleiter; Helmut Richter; Andrea Scherens; Peter Schwenkreis; Martin Tegenthoff; Christoph Maier

    2008-01-01

    BackgroundAn appropriate bedside test for small fiber neuropathy does not exist so far. Cold hypaesthesia occurs as an early onset symptom, and the new handheld device NeuroQuick (NQ) was recently claimed to be a valid and reliable screening tool for its quantitative assessment.

  18. Take a quick trip around the experimental floor of the Lab's new light source

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2012-04-30

    Take a quick trip around the experimental floor of Brookhaven Lab's new light source -- the $912-million National Synchrotron Light Source II. Construction of the facility is now over 70 percent completed. With much of the conventional construction done, accelerator and experimental components are being installed.

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Miller, E. R. (editor)

    1982-01-01

    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.

  20. Quick Facts Scholarships are awards (money you don't have to pay back).

    E-print Network

    Quick Facts Scholarships are awards (money you don't have to pay back). Scholarships reduce your need to work or borrow money for school. Scholarships are available for all types of people, with all types of interests, in all majors, with varying grade point averages and financial need. Scholarships

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brunner, Ellen

    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…

  2. Quick look analysis of an emergency separation for ALT captive-inert flight 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Glenn, G. M.; Seale, R. H.

    1977-01-01

    Emergency separation capability for the landing configuration of ALT Captive Inert Flight Number One was investigated. The quick look analysis confirms emergency separation capability under nominal conditions for the ALT landing configuration. The recommended emergency separation procedure under those conditions is not applicable to all ALT configurations.

  3. QUICK: Queries Using Inferred Concepts from Technical Report CS-2009-18

    E-print Network

    Waterloo, University of

    Waterloo, Canada Abstract We present QUICK, an entity-based text search engine that blends keyword search of structures queries. We propose a solution to the resulting disambiguation problem caused by introducing be rewritten using the vocabulary of a given KB. The rewritten query describes an arbitrary topic of interest

  4. Quick testing and modeling of thermally-induced errors of CNC machine tools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. S. Chen; G. Chiou

    1995-01-01

    This research is concerned with enhancing the accuracy of a machining center through compensating for the thermally induced errors of the spindle and leadscrews using software. A quick set-up and multiple degree of freedom measurement system consisting of an on-machine probe and artifacts has been developed to accelerate and simplify the thermal error measurement. An artificial neural network based technique

  5. Verification Survey: NASFAA Survey Shows Administrative Burden Increasing for Financial Aid Offices. Quick Scan Survey Results

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2009

    2009-01-01

    More than three in four college financial aid offices reported an increase in the number of cases where they must verify information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' (NASFAA's) latest Quick-Scan Survey. The increase in the number of verification…

  6. Behavior Basics: Quick Behavior Analysis and Implementation of Interventions for Classroom Teachers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Taylor, Shanon S.

    2011-01-01

    Dealing with student behavior is often cited as one of the most frustrating aspects of teaching, yet many classroom teachers receive no pre-service training in the basics of behavior management. This article describes the process of implementing a quick behavioral analysis for the purpose of designing a basic intervention. It will provide general…

  7. "Quick and Dirty Form" for Looking for Racism and Sexism in Your School.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mertz, Norma T.

    1982-01-01

    The "Quick and Dirty Form" (14 questions) is: a tool for looking at dimensions of possible sexism and racism in schools that may have been overlooked previously and a reminder of the necessity for periodic reviews of status and progress. The form doesn't prove bias but suggests its existence. (Author/LC)

  8. Quick Start The various sample data files after expansion (use Zip)

    E-print Network

    , 440 pixels by 290 lines by 3 bands), 373 KB (binary). Cc.hdr Its header file (ASCII). Cc showing the contents of the header (hdr) file. 5. Press the Load button (no changes are needed1 Quick Start The various sample data files after expansion (use Zip): Cc Color wheel (8 bit BSQ

  9. The spot groups of abnormal magnetic structures accompanied by quickly variation and SWF flares

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C.-L. Zhu; G.-Q. Zhan

    1986-01-01

    The relation between the spot groups of abnormal magnetic structures accompanied with quickly variation and SWF flares occurring in the 21th solar cycle (1976.6 - 1980.12) is discussed. The results indicate that the spot groups of abnormal magnetic structures accompanied by rapid variations are important conditions causing SWF flares.

  10. The spot groups of abnormal magnetic structures accompanied by quickly variation and SWF flares.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhu, C.-L.; Zhan, G.-Q.

    The relation between the spot groups of abnormal magnetic structures accompanied with quickly variation and SWF flares occurring in the 21th solar cycle (1976.6 - 1980.12) is discussed. The results indicate that the spot groups of abnormal magnetic structures accompanied by rapid variations are important conditions causing SWF flares.

  11. Smart Cities Initiative: how to foster a quick transition towards local sustainable energy systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leonardo Meeus; Erik Delarue; Isabel Azevedo; Jean-Michel Glachant; Vitor Leal; Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes

    2010-01-01

    The European Commission has recently launched the Smart Cities Initiative to demonstrate and disseminate how to foster a quick transition towards local sustainable energy systems. Within this initiative, the three main challenges faced by pioneering cities, are to reduce or modify the demand for energy services, to improve the uptake of energy efficient technologies and to improve the uptake of

  12. Identification of the primary structural defect in the dysthrombin thrombin Quick I: substitution of cysteine for arginine-382.

    PubMed

    Henriksen, R A; Mann, K G

    1988-12-27

    A congenitally dysfunctional form of prothrombin, prothrombin Quick, was isolated from the plasma of an individual with less than 2% of normal prothrombin activity. Following activation of prothrombin Quick, two dysfunctional thrombins, thrombin Quick I and thrombin Quick II, were isolated. Functional characterization of thrombin Quick I indicated an increase in KM and a decrease in kcat, relative to thrombin, for release of fibrinopeptide A. Comparison of kcat/KM for thrombin Quick I to the value obtained for thrombin yielded a relative catalytic efficiency of 0.012 for thrombin Quick I [Henriksen, R. A., & Owen, W. G. (1987) J. Biol. Chem. 262, 4664-4669]. Lysyl endopeptidase digestor of reduced and S-carboxymethylated thrombin and thrombin Quick I has resulted in the identification of an altered peptide in this dysthrombin. Edman degradation of the isolated peptide has shown that the altered residue in this protein is Arg-382 which is replaced by Cys. This could result from a point mutation in the Arg codon, CGC, to yield TGC. Together, these results indicate that Arg-382 is a critical residue in determining the specificity of thrombin toward fibrinogen. Similar relative activities for thrombin Quick I in stimulating platelet aggregation, in the release of prostacyclin from human umbilical vein endothelium, and in the release of fibrinopeptide A suggest that these activities of thrombin share the same specificity determinants. PMID:3242619

  13. On-farm quick tests for estimating nitrogen in dairy manure.

    PubMed

    Van Kessel, J S; Reeves, J B

    2000-08-01

    Manure nutrient analyses performed rapidly on the farm could be useful for nutrient management programs. The objective of this experiment was to evaluate six quick tests for their accuracy in estimating total manure N or NH4+-N. The quick tests included the hydrometer, electrical conductivity meter and pen, reflectometer, Agros N Meter, and Quantofix-N-Volumeter. The hydrometer was used to estimate total N, while the remaining tests were used to estimate NH4+-N. Samples (107) were collected from dairy farms in five northeastern states. Samples were analyzed for total N and NH4+-N by traditional laboratory methods and using each of the quick tests. Manure compositions ranged from 1.4 to 38.6% dry matter (DM), 0.9 to 9.5 kg/m3 total N, and 0.3 to 4.7 kg/m3 NH4+-N. The estimated concentration of total N or NH4+-N determined by each quick test was regressed against laboratory-determined values. The hydrometer did not estimate total N accurately. The strongest relationship for estimation of NH4+-N was with the Quantofix-N-Volumeter followed by the Agros N Meter, the reflectometer, and the electrical conductivity meter and pen. When the samples were split into high (>12%) and low (< or =12%) DM groups, in all cases the r2 for the regression equation was higher for the low DM group than for the high DM group. The Agros N Meter, the reflectometer, and the conductivity meter and pen did not perform well for the high DM group. These data indicate that several quick tests are viable options for measuring NH4+-N concentrations in dairy slurries and solids. PMID:10984160

  14. Evolution of a polymodal sensory response network

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jagan Srinivasan; Omer Durak; Paul W Sternberg

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Avoidance of noxious stimuli is essential for the survival of an animal in its natural habitat. Some avoidance responses require polymodal sensory neurons, which sense a range of diverse stimuli, whereas other stimuli require a unimodal sensory neuron, which senses a single stimulus. Polymodality might have evolved to help animals quickly detect and respond to diverse noxious stimuli. Nematodes

  15. Device Independent Information Sharing During Incident Response

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. A. Goughnour; R. T. Durbin

    2008-01-01

    Information sharing during incident response is a critical component to success. Responders should be able to quickly connect to an information network to access information that is situation relevant using a variety of devices and software. In such an environment cell phones, PDAs, and wireless laptops should be able to connect and share information including locations and status of human

  16. The Need for an Electronic Document Exchange Infrastructure for Supply Chain Management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Danielle Fowler; Craig Parker; Paula M. C. Swatman; Paul A. Swatman

    Established supply chain management techniques such Just-In-Time inventory (JIT), Quick Response (QR) and Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) have proven that re-organising a business' processes to take advantage of the characteristics of electronic information exchange can yield significant results. IT support for these approaches is critical, and has traditionally focused on the exchange of standardised business documents. As the internet and

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

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    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

  18. Quick GuideWindows 7 Wi-Fi set up POSTECH Wireless Network Connection Setup Guide for Windows 7

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    Kim, Yong Jung

    Quick GuideWindows 7 Wi-Fi set up POSTECH Wireless Network Connection Setup Guide for Windows 7 1 the box is unchecked. #12;Quick GuideWindows 7 Wi-Fi set up 7. Successfully added postech -> Change Connection Setup Guide for Windows 7 Make sure this box is unchecked. #12;

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

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    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

  20. 45 CFR 261.12 - What is an individual responsibility plan?

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    2010-10-01

    ...employment he or she is capable of handling as quickly as possible and to increase over time the responsibility and the amount of work the individual handles; (d) Should describe the services the State will provide the individual to enable...

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

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    Wang, Lei

    2014-01-01

    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...

  2. Research on more features extraction and quick recognition algorithm of frontal face based on robustness

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    Lv, Xianguo; Zhao, Hui; Dang, Yuanzhen

    2013-07-01

    The identification of face recognition refers to the computer technology of using of analysis and comparison face visual feature information for the identification. It can detect the human target, extract features and identify persons. This paper presents a method of feature extraction and quick recognition for frontal face, which has a good robustness for some unexpected faces. For frontal face, the paper selects face contour, ears and triangle area between two eyes and nose as the features to be extracted. Extracting these features by different algorithms and analyzing the importance of them. According to the importance, different weights are put to these features. Finally, fuse these features for face recognition, in order to improving the recognition and ensuring the quick recognition.

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

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    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

    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

  4. Towards a numerical run-out model for quick-clay slides

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    Issler, Dieter; L'Heureux, Jean-Sébastien; Cepeda, José M.; Luna, Byron Quan; Gebreslassie, Tesfahunegn A.

    2015-04-01

    Highly sensitive glacio-marine clays occur in many relatively low-lying areas near the coasts of eastern Canada, Scandinavia and northern Russia. If the load exceeds the yield stress of these clays, they quickly liquefy, with a reduction of the yield strength and the viscosity by several orders of magnitude. Leaching, fluvial erosion, earthquakes and man-made overloads, by themselves or combined, are the most frequent triggers of quick-clay slides, which are hard to predict and can attain catastrophic dimensions. The present contribution reports on two preparatory studies that were conducted with a view to creating a run-out model tailored to the characteristics of quick-clay slides. One study analyzed the connections between the morphological and geotechnical properties of more than 30 well-documented Norwegian quick-clay slides and their run-out behavior. The laboratory experiments by Locat and Demers (1988) suggest that the behavior of quick clays can be reasonably described by universal relations involving the liquidity index, plastic index, remolding energy, salinity and sensitivity. However, these tests should be repeated with Norwegian clays and analyzed in terms of a (shear-thinning) Herschel-Bulkley fluid rather than a Bingham fluid because the shear stress appears to grow in a sub-linear fashion with the shear rate. Further study is required to understand the discrepancy between the material parameters obtained in laboratory tests of material from observed slides and in back-calculations of the same slides with the simple model by Edgers & Karlsrud (1982). The second study assessed the capability of existing numerical flow models to capture the most important aspects of quick-clay slides by back-calculating three different, well documented events in Norway: Rissa (1978), Finneidfjord (1996) and Byneset (2012). The numerical codes were (i) BING, a quasi-two-dimensional visco-plastic model, (ii) DAN3D (2009 version), and (iii) MassMov2D. The latter two are quasi-three-dimensional codes with a choice of bed-friction laws. The findings of the simulations point strongly towards the need for a different modeling approach that incorporates the essential physical features of quick-clay slides. The major requirement is a realistic description of remolding. A two-layer model is needed to describe the non-sensitive topsoil that often is passively advected by the slide. In many cases, the topography is rather complex so that 3D or quasi-3D (depth-averaged) models are required for realistic modeling of flow heights and velocities. Finally, since many Norwegian quick-clay slides run-out in a fjord (and may generate a tsunami), it is also desirable to explicitly account for buoyancy and hydrodynamic drag.

  5. Getting Started with MATLAB 5 - A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

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    Pratap, Rudra

    1998-10-01

    MATLAB, a software package for high-performance numerical computation and visualization, is one of the most widely used tools across engineering departments today. Its broad appeal lies in its interactive environment with hundreds of built-in functions for technical computation, graphics, and animation. Further, it provides easy extensibility with its own high-level programming language. Getting Started with MATLAB 5: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers is intended to get the reader started in MATLAB quickly. Chapters one and two provide a thorough introduction to the basics and five self-guided lessons. Remaining chapters cover useful and interesting elementary, advanced, and special MATLAB functions. This book will be appropriate in any college level course where MATLAB is either going to be taught or used to solve problems.

  6. The Geo Quick Ride (GQR) Program: Providing Inexpensive and Frequent Access to Space

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    Caffrey, Robert; Baniszewski, John

    2004-01-01

    This paper examines piggybacking NASA, university, and industry payloads on commercial geosynchronous satellites. NASA's RSDO Office awarded Geo Quick Ride (GQR) study contracts in 1998 to spacecraft manufactures to examine the issues with flying secondary payloads. The study results were very promising. Commercial communication satellites have frequent flights and significant unused resources that could be used to fly secondary payloads. However, manifesting secondary payloads on a commercial revenue-generating satellite is a complex problem to solve. The solution requires multiple simultaneous approaches in order to be successful. There are business, economic, technical, schedule, and organizational issues to be resolved. This paper examines the Geo Quick Ride (GQR) concept, discusses the development issues, and describes how this concept solves many of these issues.

  7. Evaluation of Mars Entry Reconstructured Trajectories Based on Hypothetical 'Quick-Look' Entry Navigation Data

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    Pastor, P. Rick; Bishop, Robert H.; Striepe, Scott A.

    2000-01-01

    A first order simulation analysis of the navigation accuracy expected from various Navigation Quick-Look data sets is performed. Here quick-look navigation data are observations obtained by hypothetical telemetried data transmitted on the fly during a Mars probe's atmospheric entry. In this simulation study, navigation data consists of 3-axis accelerometer sensor and attitude information data. Three entry vehicle guidance types are studied: I. a Maneuvering entry vehicle (as with Mars 01 guidance where angle of attack and bank angle are controlled); II. Zero angle-of-attack controlled entry vehicle (as with Mars 98); and III. Ballistic, or spin stabilized entry vehicle (as with Mars Pathfinder);. For each type, sensitivity to progressively under sampled navigation data and inclusion of sensor errors are characterized. Attempts to mitigate the reconstructed trajectory errors, including smoothing, interpolation and changing integrator characteristics are also studied.

  8. Forest carbon densities and uncertainties from Lidar, QuickBird, and field measurements in California

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    Patrick Gonzalez; Gregory P. Asner; John J. Battles; Michael A. Lefsky; Kristen M. Waring; Michael Palace

    2010-01-01

    Greenhouse gas inventories and emissions reduction programs require robust methods to quantify carbon sequestration in forests. We compare forest carbon estimates from Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) data and QuickBird high-resolution satellite images, calibrated and validated by field measurements of individual trees. We conducted the tests at two sites in California: (1) 59km2 of secondary and old-growth coast redwood (Sequoia

  9. Validation of the QUick atmospheric correction (QUAC) algorithm for VNIR-SWIR multi- and hyperspectral imagery

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    Lawrence S. Bernstein; Steven M. Adler-Golden; Robert L. Sundberg; Robert Y. Levine; Timothy C. Perkins; Alexander Berk; Anthony J. Ratkowski; Gerald Felde; Michael L. Hoke

    2005-01-01

    We describe a new visible-near infrared short-wavelength infrared (VNIR-SWIR) atmospheric correction method for multi- and hyperspectral imagery, dubbed QUAC (QUick Atmospheric Correction) that also enables retrieval of the wavelength-dependent optical depth of the aerosol or haze and molecular absorbers. It determines the atmospheric compensation parameters directly from the information contained within the scene using the observed pixel spectra. The approach

  10. Joint Maritime Evaluation of Transit Escorts Joint Feasibility Study \\/ Quick Reaction Test

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    Scott C. Truver

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides an overview of the Joint Maritime Evaluation of Transit Escorts (J-METE) Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) and Quick Reaction Test (QRT) undertaken during 2009-2010 under the sponsorship of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Operational Test and Evaluation Directorate (DOT&E) Directorate. The JSF and QRT focused on the need to develop

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

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    Proulx, G; Barrett, M W

    1993-04-01

    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

  12. What Expression Could Be Found More Quickly? It Depends on Facial Identities

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    Hang Zhang; Yuming Xuan; Xiaolan Fu

    2005-01-01

    \\u000a Visual search task was used to explore the role of facial identity in the processing of facial expression. Participants were\\u000a asked to search for a happy or sad face in a crowd of emotional face pictures. Expression search was more quickly and accurate\\u000a when all the faces in a display belonged to one identity than two identities. This suggested the

  13. Hollow Mill for Extraction of Stripped Titanium Screws: An Easy, Quick, and Safe Technique

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    Gupta, Ravi; Singh, Harpreet; Singh, Amit; Garg, Sudhir

    2014-01-01

    Removal of jammed titanium screws can be difficult due to the problem of stripping of the hexagonal heads of the screws. We present a technique of extraction of stripped screws with the use of a standard 4.5 mm stainless steel hollow mill in a patient of peri-implant fracture of the radius fixed with a titanium locking plate 2 years back. The technique is quick, safe, and cost effective. PMID:25013544

  14. SlimQuick™-Associated Hepatotoxicity Resulting in Fulminant Liver Failure and Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

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    Whitsett, Maureen; Rossi, Simona

    2014-01-01

    Green tea extract is a popular ingredient in herbal weight loss supplements. There have been reports of hepatotoxicity associated with the use of dietary supplements, some of these cases lead to fatal outcomes. To our knowledge, we report the first case of fulminant hepatic failure requiring orthotopic liver transplantation caused by SlimQuick™ (Wellnx Life Sciences, Wilmington, DE), a widely available weight loss supplement containing green tea extract.

  15. Quick Reference Guide Updating Mac Anti-Virus to ClamXav

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    de Lijser, Peter

    the new ClamXav virus protection #12;Updating Anti-Virus to ClamXav FINAL Last Revised: 06/27/11 Page 2Quick Reference Guide Updating Mac Anti-Virus to ClamXav CSUF Last Revised: 06/27/11 Page 1 of 5. Processing Steps Screen Shots Step One: Remove McAfee Virus Scan Go to the "Go" menu at the top menu bar

  16. For Easy and Quick Deglycosyla on of IgG, at a Spin-column Format.

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    For Easy and Quick Deglycosyla on of IgG, at a Spin-column Format. deGlycITTM microspin columns for deglycosyla on of up to 0.5 mg IgG in less than 30 minutes. deGlycITTM MicroSpin Remove lid. Centrifuge 200xg for 1 minute to re- move the preserva ve liquid. Add 100 uL of solu- on containing your IgG. Cap

  17. Using high resolution QuickBird imagery for crop identification and area estimation

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  18. Fuel fire testing of the Quick-Donning Anit-Exposure Suit (cwu-60/p Quick-Donning, Anti-Exposure Coverall). Final report

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    Kydd, G.H.; Askew, G.K.

    1983-02-01

    Three specimens of Quick-Donning Anti-Exposure Suits were tested at the Fuel Fire Test Facility in three second exposures using JP-4 jet engine fuel. One was commercial suit designated, Imperial, a chemically expanded neoprene with nylon laminates on the inner and outer surfaces; one was a nitrogen blown neoprene with a sharkskin on the outer surface; and the third was also nitrogen expanded neoprene, the outer face having a Nomex laminate. The Imperial Suit supported combustion very well and had to be extinguished. The sharkskin self-extinguished except for two suits that tended to flame, one at the crotch and one under the arm. The Nomex Clad Neoprene was little affected by the fire.

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

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    Lei Wang; Jing Liu

    2014-02-25

    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.

  20. State concentration exponent as a measure of quickness in Kauffman-type networks

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    Amari, Shun-ichi; Ando, Hiroyasu; Toyoizumi, Taro; Masuda, Naoki

    2013-02-01

    We study the dynamics of randomly connected networks composed of binary Boolean elements and those composed of binary majority vote elements. We elucidate their differences in both sparsely and densely connected cases. The quickness of large network dynamics is usually quantified by the length of transient paths, an analytically intractable measure. For discrete-time dynamics of networks of binary elements, we address this dilemma with an alternative unified framework by using a concept termed state concentration, defined as the exponent of the average number of t-step ancestors in state transition graphs. The state transition graph is defined by nodes corresponding to network states and directed links corresponding to transitions. Using this exponent, we interrogate the dynamics of random Boolean and majority vote networks. We find that extremely sparse Boolean networks and majority vote networks with arbitrary density achieve quickness, owing in part to long-tailed in-degree distributions. As a corollary, only relatively dense majority vote networks can achieve both quickness and robustness.

  1. Relationships between versional and vergent quick phases of the involuntary version-vergence nystagmus.

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    Zhu, Mingxia; Hertle, Richard W; Yang, Dongsheng

    2008-01-01

    We used ground-plane motion stimuli displayed on a computer monitor positioned below eye level to induce involuntary version-vergence nystagmus (VVN). The VVN was recorded with a search coil system. It was shown that the VVN had both vertical versional and horizontal vergence components. The VVN induced by backward motion (toward subjects) had upward versional and divergence quick phases, whereas those induced by forward motion (away from subjects) had downward and biphasic divergence-convergence quick phases. The versional and vergence components of the VVN quick phases were analyzed. A temporal dissociation of about 20 ms between version velocity peak and convergence velocity peak was revealed, which supported a modified saccade-related vergence burst neuron (SVBN) model. We suggest that the temporal dissociation may be partly because of a lower-level OKN control mechanism. Vergence peak time was dependent on version peak time. Linear relationships between vergence peak velocity and versional saccadic peak velocity were demonstrated, which was in line with the new multiplicative model. Our data support the hypothesis that the vergence system and the saccadic system can act separately but interact with each other whenever their movements occur simultaneously. PMID:18831647

  2. Ultrastructure of quick-frozen and freeze-substituted chick osteoclasts

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    AKISAKA, TOSHITAKA; MIYAJI, TAKIO; YOSHIDA, HISAHO; INOUE, MEGUMI

    1997-01-01

    For comparison with chemically fixed osteoclasts, we prepared chick osteoclasts by quick freezing followed by freeze-substitution. In spite of technical difficulties this demonstrated that osteoclasts can be satisfactorily frozen in situ by the metal contact method. Ultrastructural differences were revealed between conventional fixation and quick freezing. Compared with conventional fixation, the quick freezing method appeared to improve preservation: (1) a discrete trilaminar plasma membrane and other intracellular membranes showed a smooth profile without undulation or rupture; (2) cytoskeletal components appeared to be clearer, straighter, and more numerous; (3) the interior of the ruffled finger contained interconnected lattice structures whereas highly organised microfilaments were seen in the clear zone; (4) well developed tubulovesicular structures (TVSs) that branched or anastomosed with each other were revealed in the cytoplasm; (5) the contents of intracellular membrane systems including the nuclear envelope, endoplasmic reticulum, and Golgi complex were stained to a various extent; (6) vesicles and vacuoles were much smaller, round and well-defined with electron-dense contents; (7) crystalline structures were seen at the extracellular channels of the ruffled border, in the lumen of TVSs, and in vesicles; (8) in some instances mitochondrial granules were visible; (9) within the resorptive lacuna, osteoclasts adhered to the degraded bone matrix without any intervening empty space. PMID:9147229

  3. Quality evaluation of quick-frozen biological specimens by simultaneous microbeam SAXS/WAXS recordings.

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    Iwamoto, Hiroyuki

    2009-05-01

    The quality of small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) patterns from quick-frozen hydrated biological specimens was correlated with the extent of ice crystal formation by simultaneously recording wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) of ice, at a micrometer-order spatial resolution by using X-ray microbeams. Flight muscle fibers from a giant waterbug, Lethocerus, known to generate well defined small-angle reflection spots originating from the hexagonal lattices of myofilaments, were quick-frozen in the presence or absence of various cryoprotectants. Freezing without a cryoprotectant resulted in massive ice-crystal formation at almost all depths of the specimen, and the occurrence of reflection spots was limited to the region close to the specimen surface. Inclusion of 20% dimethyl sulfoxide or methylpentanediol ensured ideal vitreous ice formation and good diffraction qualities for up to 100 microm from the specimen surface. Glycerol and sucrose were found to be inferior at a 20% concentration, but left the reflection spots observable at depths of up to 100 microm. Thus, the microbeam SAXS/WAXS recording offers a high-spatial-resolution means of evaluating the extent of structure preservation of quick-frozen biological specimens. The technique presented here may also provide useful information in cryoelectron microscopy. PMID:19395796

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  5. Applicability of lean manufacturing and quick response manufacturing in a high-mix low-volume environment

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    Joing, Matthew J. (Matthew John), 1972-

    2004-01-01

    As today's manufacturers face increasing pressure to improve costs and compete globally, many are turning to the philosophy of Lean Manufacturing as exemplified by the Toyota Production System. Lean is most successful when ...

  6. Multi-Scale Validation of Forest Insect Mortality Using QuickBird and Aerial Imagery

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    Meddens, A. J.; Hicke, J. A.; Vierling, L. A.

    2008-12-01

    Insects are major disturbances in forested ecosystems, affecting forest succession, carbon cycling, and fuel loads. Insect-caused tree mortality causes significant change in forest structure as dead trees lose their needles and eventually fall to the ground. To manage forests and establish natural resource policy, accurate estimates of the extent of insect disturbance are needed. Mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins), one of the most damaging insect species, have affected large forested areas in the United States and Canada. Our goal is to map landscape-level tree mortality caused by insect outbreaks across the western United States using satellite remote sensing. Here we report on the methods we are developing and applying to an outbreak of mountain pine beetle in Colorado as well as the means of evaluating the classification using field measurements and finer spatial resolution aerial imagery. In August 2008, 36 forest inventory plots were established in an area affected by mountain pine beetle in the Arapaho National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA. A digital aerial multispectral image with a spatial resolution of 30 cm and a QuickBird image with a spatial resolution of 2.4 m were acquired in the same area. We are employing a nested validation approach using the aerial imagery and QuickBird imagery to ultimately validate a Landsat-based insect disturbance detection product. Tree-level field measurements are used to evaluate classified the aerial imagery. The classified aerial imagery is subsequently used to evaluate classified QuickBird imagery, which in turn is used to evaluate the Landsat product. The outcomes of finer spatial level classification can be used to increase understanding of the coarser spatial image classification and provide means to investigate disturbance level thresholds for the detection of insect outbreaks using the coarser resolution imagery.

  7. QuickMod: A tool for open modification spectrum library searches.

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    Ahrné, Erik; Nikitin, Frederic; Lisacek, Frederique; Müller, Markus

    2011-07-01

    MS2 library spectra are rich in reproducible information about peptide fragmentation patterns compared to theoretical spectra modeled by a sequence search tool. So far, spectrum library searches are mostly applied to detect peptides as they are present in the library. However, they also allow finding modified variants of the library peptides if the search is done with a large precursor mass window and an adapted Spectrum-Spectrum Match (SSM) scoring algorithm. We perform a thorough evaluation on the use of library spectra as opposed to theoretical peptide spectra for the identification of PTMs, analyzing spectra of a well-annotated modification-rich test data set compiled from public data repositories. These initial studies motivate the development of our modification tolerant spectrum library search tool QuickMod, designed to identify modified variants of the peptides listed in the spectrum library without any prior input from the user estimating the modifications present in the sample. We built the search algorithm of QuickMod after carefully testing different SSM similarity scores. The final spectrum scoring scheme uses a support vector machine (SVM) on a selection of scoring features to classify correct and incorrect SSM. After identification of a list of modified peptides at a given False Discovery Rate (FDR), the modifications need to be positioned on the peptide sequence. We present a rapid modification site assignment algorithm and evaluate its positioning accuracy. Finally, we demonstrate that QuickMod performs favorably in terms of speed and identification rate when compared to other software solutions for PTM analysis. PMID:21500769

  8. ate helium flash in V605 Aql: PNe evolution and shell formation in quick motion

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    S. Kimeswenger

    2002-09-20

    The "born-again" PNe V605 Aql (A58) and V4344 Sgr (Sakurai) give us the rare chance to follow shell formation and building of the winds in "real-time". The high carbon abundance, and thus the high dust formation rate, enhances the mechanisms. Thus the timescales are shortened. My data presented here gives a quick look on the results of new observations of V605 Aql and its old planetary nebula (PN) A58 obtained at the ESO NTT (August 2002).

  9. The MAMS Quick View System-2 (QVS2) - A workstation for NASA aircraft scanner data evaluation

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    Jedlovec, Gary J.; James, Mark W.; Smith, Matthew R.; Atkinson, Robert J.

    1991-01-01

    This paper describes a ground-based data-evaluation workstation named Quick View System-2 (QVS2) developed to support postflight evaluation of data supplied by the Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor (MAMS), one of the four spectrometers that can be used with the Daedalus scanner flown on the ER-2 aircraft. The QVS2 provides advanced analysis capabilities and can be applied to other airborne scanners used throughout NASA for earth-system-science investigations, because of the commonality in the data stream and in the generalized data structure.

  10. Analytic Programming with fMRI Data: A Quick-Start Guide for Statisticians Using R

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    Eloyan, Ani; Li, Shanshan; Muschelli, John; Pekar, Jim J.; Mostofsky, Stewart H.; Caffo, Brian S.

    2014-01-01

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a thriving field that plays an important role in medical imaging analysis, biological and neuroscience research and practice. This manuscript gives a didactic introduction to the statistical analysis of fMRI data using the R project, along with the relevant R code. The goal is to give statisticians who would like to pursue research in this area a quick tutorial for programming with fMRI data. References of relevant packages and papers are provided for those interested in more advanced analysis. PMID:24586801

  11. A quick accurate method for measuring the microwave dielectric properties of small tissue samples.

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    Land, D V; Campbell, A M

    1992-01-01

    A resonant cavity perturbation technique has been developed which provides a quick, simple and accurate method of measuring the microwave dielectric properties of small, easily prepared samples of tissues, tissue-simulating materials and biological fluids. The method gives dielectric properties averaged over the sample volume. The measurement accuracy with the apparatus used is +/- 2.2% for relative permittivity and +/- 3.5% for the loss factor for most tissue and biological material samples. With appropriate basic microwave equipment the method can be applied over the 1.5-6 GHz range of frequencies of interest for active and radiometric tissue microwave imaging. PMID:1741423

  12. Next-generation sequencing as a tool to quickly identify causative EMS-generated mutations.

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    Thole, J M; Strader, L C

    2015-05-01

    The advent of next generation sequencing has influenced every aspect of biological research. Many labs are now using whole genome sequencing in Arabidopsis thaliana as a means to quickly identify EMS-generated mutations present in isolated mutants. Following identification of these mutations, examination of T-DNA insertional alleles defective in candidate genes or complementation of the mutant phenotype with a wild type copy of candidate genes can be used to verify which mutation is causative for the phenotype of interest. Here, we discuss the benefits and pitfalls of using this method to identify mutations underlying phenotypes. PMID:26039464

  13. Isolation and Culture of Rat Embryonic Neural Cells: A Quick Protocol

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    Pacifici, Marco; Peruzzi, Francesca

    2012-01-01

    We are describing a quick method to dissociate and culture hippocampal or cortical neurons from E15-17 rat embryos. The procedure can be applied successfully to the isolation of mouse and human primary neurons and neural progenitors. Dissociated neurons are maintained in serum-free medium up to several weeks. These cultures can be used for nucleofection, immunocytochemistry, nucleic acids preparation, as well as electrophysiology. Older neuronal cultures can also be transfected with a good efficiency rate by lentiviral transduction and, less efficiently, with calcium phosphate or lipid-based methods such as lipofectamine. PMID:22664838

  14. Quick assessment of the fault plane, for the recent event in Southern Greece (14 February 2008, Mw 6.9)

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Quick assessment of the fault plane, for the recent event in Southern Greece (14 February 2008, Mw.org/index.php?page=current&sub=recent&evt=20080106_GREECE), we issue a quick assessment of the fault plane for the most recent Mw6.9 earthquake in Southern Greece (20080214 at 10:09:23 UTC). Using hypocenter (H) from manual P and Swave picks from 14

  15. Combined geophysical and geotechnical approach to ground investigations and hazard zonation of a quick clay area, mid Norway

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    Inger-Lise Solberg; Louise Hansen; Jan Steinar Rønning; Ellen D. Haugen; Einar Dalsegg; Jan Fredrik Tønnesen

    Mapping of quick clay is important for hazard zonation, planning and protection purposes. The present study focuses on an\\u000a area prone to quick clay landslides in mid Norway, which is investigated through a combination of geophysical and geotechnical\\u000a methods. The following classes are suggested for a first-order interpretation of resistivity profiles in areas with few or\\u000a no previous investigations: Unleached

  16. 75 FR 68021 - Draft Finding of No Significant Impact on the Tier 1 Ohio 3C Quick Start Passenger Rail Tier-1...

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    2010-11-04

    ...the impacts of the 3C Quick Start Passenger Rail Project. Based...purpose of the 3C ``Quick Start'' Passenger Rail Project is...speed passenger rail service (up to 79 miles per hour) in the...separate tracks. The 3C Quick Start Project was submitted by...

  17. A quick signal of starvation induced autophagy: transcription versus post-translational modification of LC3.

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    Karim, Md Razaul; Kawanago, Hisayo; Kadowaki, Motoni

    2014-11-15

    Autophagy is the major intracellular lysosomal bulk degradation pathway induced by nutrient starvation and contributes to the elimination of damaged organelles and protein aggregates to recycle building block and is essential for cell survival. Microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) plays an indispensable role in macroautophagy formation and is a molecular marker for the process. Here, we show that autophagy increased through quick robust signaling from starvation by enhanced levels of LC3, LC3-EGFP (enhanced green fluorescent protein) punctate, and bulk proteolysis in rat hepatoma H4-II-E cells and fresh rat hepatocytes. After the addition of amino acids to the starvation condition, a similar quick signal appeared by significant reduction of the LC3 ratio and bulk proteolysis. Interestingly, we observed that post-translational modification of LC3 conversion occurred even long before the changes happened in the level of LC3-mRNA (messenger RNA) expression. A similar coordinated but diverse effect on LC3 was confirmed by using autophagy and lysosomal inhibitors. These results indicated that during starvation the initial robust signal to the cytoplasm can induce autophagy activity through modification at the protein level, whereas after depleting readily available autophagy proteins the signal goes to the DNA transcription level to maintain the autophagy capacity of cells. PMID:25062852

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

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

    1995-12-31

    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.

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

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

    1993-12-01

    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.

  20. Quick stimulation of Alcanivorax sp. by bioemulsificant EPS2003 on microcosm oil spill simulation

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    Cappello, Simone; Genovese, Maria; Denaro, Renata; Santisi, Santina; Volta, Anna; Bonsignore, Martina; Mancini, Giuseppe; Giuliano, Laura; Genovese, Lucrezia; Yakimov, Michail M.

    2014-01-01

    Oil spill microcosms experiments were carried out to evaluate the effect of bioemulsificant exopolysaccharide (EPS2003) on quick stimulation of hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria. Early hours of oil spill, were stimulated using an experimental seawater microcosm, supplemented with crude oil and EPS2003 (SW+OIL+EPS2003); this system was monitored for 2 days and compared to control microcosm (only oil-polluted seawater, SW+OIL). Determination of bacterial abundance, heterotrophic cultivable and hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria were carried out. Community composition of marine bacterioplankton was determined by 16S rRNA gene clone libraries. Data obtained indicated that bioemulsificant addition stimulated an increase of total bacterial abundance and, in particular, selection of bacteria related to Alcanivorax genus; confirming that EPS2003 could be used for the dispersion of oil slicks and could stimulate the selection of marine hydrocarbon degraders thus increasing bioremediation process. PMID:25763036

  1. Laparoscopic ultrasound for the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis: quick, safe, and effective.

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    Shaaban, Hossam; Welch, Andrew; Rao, Sudhindra

    2014-06-01

    Visualization of the common bile duct during laparoscopic cholecystectomy is frequently required to confirm or exclude choledocholithiasis. Although on-table cholangiogram (OTC) is the traditional imaging technique, laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) is increasingly deployed for this purpose. We are reporting a 31-month experience with an LUS, starting from the initial set up of the equipment. We retrospectively studied 70 patients who underwent LUS during their laparoscopic cholecystectomy operation over a period of 31 months. Data about preoperative investigation, intraoperative findings, and postoperative outcome were retrospectively collected and analyzed. LUS was found to be quick, safe, and effective in the intraoperative diagnosis of the common bile duct stones. It does not add significantly to the operative time and is inherently safer than intraoperative cholangiogram owing to the fact that it does not involve ionizing radiation. It is also more convenient, as there is no need to wear protective lead to avoid the side effects of ionizing radiation. PMID:24710230

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

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

    2011-12-01

    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.

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

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    Hertel, Heinrich

    1930-01-01

    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.

  4. SlimQuick™ - associated hepatotoxicity in a woman with alpha-1 antitrypsin heterozygosity

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  5. IBSS earth backgrounds experiment. Quick-look report. Environmental research papers

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    Van Tassel, R.A.

    1991-06-24

    The Infrared Background Signature Survey (IBSS) was an SDIO- sponsored and managed experiment designed to collect infrared, ultraviolet, and visible data for use in the development of Ballistic Missile Defense Sensor Systems. The IBSS backgrounds experiment was designed to acquire SWIR and MWIR data in the low earthlimb and against the hard earth. The infrared sensors were located on a Shuttle Pallet Satellite (SPAS) which was berthed in the orbiter until its deployment for measurements. The Shuttle Discovery, STS-39, was launched on April 28, 1991 at 0733 from Kennedy Space Center. Twenty-two measurement blocks were made. These included measurements of the solar specular region, hard earth, earthlimb, and aurora. This report is a quick look at the earth background results using the real-time 8 Kbit telemetry stream.

  6. [Quick recovery: the core concept of the peri-operative integrative medicine studies].

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    Zhi-Qiang, Chen

    2011-11-01

    The author raised that the orientation of peri-operative integrative medicine studies as: Correct surgical decision-making is the prerequisite for successful surgery, the skilled surgical technique is the key for successful operation. At the same time, considerate and appropriate peri-operative management is the guarantee for the success of surgery. Consequently, quick recovery is the core concept of peri-operative integrative medicine studies. Its academic value and practical significance lie in that it can accelerate the improvement of surgical skills, optimize various effective measures to improve the overall efficacy, promote discipline construction and personnel training to improve academic levels, promote the development of Chinese medicine and accelerate its internationalization. PMID:22303703

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

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

    1995-08-01

    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.

  8. [Research on development and experiment of NIR wheat quality quick detection system].

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    Liu, Ling-Ling; Zhao, Bo; Zhang, Yin-Qiao; Zhang, Xiao-Chao

    2013-01-01

    In order to detect wheat quality rapidly and nondestructively, NIR wheat quality quick detection system was developed on the base of grating technology. To test accuracy, repeatability and stability of this self-made system, Bruker MPA spectroscopy was selected as target analyzer and 56 wheat samples were analyzed by building and validating PLS calibration models. In the 4 models of the self-made system, the coefficient of determination R2 is 92.38%, 93.48%, 93.16% and 94.44%; root mean square error of cross validation RMSECV = 0.405, 0.374, 0.383, 0.346; ratio of performance to standard deviate RPD = 3.62, 3.39, 3.82, 4.24, respectively. And evaluating indicators of validating results in the 4 models are as follows: R2 = 96.97%, 94.22%, 96.62% and 96.34%; Root mean square error of prediction RMSEP = 0.221, 0.305, 0.233 and 0.243 respectively. The model of MPA spectroscopy gave an R2 of 95.99%, a RMSECV of 0.293, RPD of 5 and validation results are R2 of 98.31%, RMSEP of 0.165, respectively. The results show that the models of self-made instrument have good prediction performance, stability and repeatability, and wavelength and absorbance of the obtained spectra have a good repeatability. The prediction effect of single spectrum is not ideal, but it can be improved by using average spectrum of repeated acquisition. NIR wheat quality quick detection system can detect wheat quality with good performance. PMID:23586233

  9. Prevalence, toxin gene profiles, and antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from quick-frozen dumplings.

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    Hao, Dan; Xing, Xiaonan; Li, Guanghui; Wang, Xin; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Weisong; Xia, Xiaodong; Meng, Jianghong

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus in quick-frozen dumplings and to characterize these strains. A total of 120 dumpling samples, including lamb (n = 13), vegetarian (n = 14), seafood (n = 12), and pork (n = 81) stuffing, were collected in Shaanxi province in China and screened for S. aureus. All S. aureus isolates were characterized by antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and detection of genes encoding staphylococcal enterotoxins, exfoliative toxins A and B (eta and etb), toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (tsst-1), and resistance to methicillin-oxacillin (mecA). In all, 60.0% of all samples were positive for S. aureus, and 117 S. aureus isolates, including seven mecA-positive strains, were recovered from these positive samples. In addition, all mecA-positive S. aureus isolates were recovered from products of animal origin. In these S. aureus isolates, resistance was observed most frequently to ampicillin (92.3%) and penicillin (86.3%), followed by clarithromycin, erythromycin, midecamycin, tetracycline, and kanahemycin (from 53.8 to 28.2%). All isolates were sensitive to cefoperazone, minocycline, vancomycin, and ofloxacin. The predominant toxin gene was sec (38.5%), followed by seg (19.7%), sej (16.2%), see (12.8%), sea (11.1%), and seb (10.3%), whereas eta, etb, and tsst-1 genes were not detected. These findings indicate that S. aureus was present commonly in quick-frozen dumplings, accompanied by multiple antimicrobial resistance and toxin genes. Our findings highlight the urgency for stricter hygiene strategies in food production and the prudent use of antibiotics in the breeding industry. PMID:25581200

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

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    Fukumoto, R

    1990-03-01

    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

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

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    Delombard, Richard; Rogers, Melissa J. B.

    1995-01-01

    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.

  12. Relationship-Based Infant Care: Responsive, on Demand, and Predictable

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    Petersen, Sandra; Wittmer, Donna

    2008-01-01

    Young babies are easily overwhelmed by the pain of hunger or gas. However, when an infant's day is filled with caregiving experiences characterized by quick responses to his cries and accurate interpretations of the meaning of his communication, the baby learns that he can count on being fed and comforted. He begins to develop trust in his teacher…

  13. Traumatic Experience in Infancy: How Responses to Stress Affect Development

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    Witten, Molly Romer

    2010-01-01

    Responses to traumatic stress during the earliest years of life can change quickly and can be difficult to identify because of the young child's rapid rate of development. The symptoms of traumatic stress will depend on the child's developmental level and individual coping styles, as well as the quality and nature of the child's most important…

  14. The effect of process parameters and microstructural changes on a new convenience food - quick-frozen paste-coated mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus).

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    Liu, Su-Wen; Chang, Xue-Dong; Liu, Xiu-Feng; Jiang, Wen-Hong; Ma, Xiao-Feng

    2015-03-01

    The technology of quick-freezing paste-coated mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) was studied and optimized. The best microwave pretreatment condition for 1 cm slices, regarding color protection, was 5.4 W/g, for 55, 55-60 and 60 s for mushrooms with 3, 4 and 5 cm diameter caps respectively. For a batch of paste (668.2-1034.6 g), the process parameters considered were oil content (46.6-63.4 g), water content (381-562.6 g) and flour content (166-334 g) with a constant additional content of 30 g starch, 9 g baking powder, 2.6 g carrageenan, 30 g salt and 3 g pepper. These parameters were investigated using response surface methodology (RSM) with a central composite design. The optimal levels of the major paste components were 300 g flour, 432.5 g water and 50 g oil. The freezing time and sensory acceptability for paste-coated Agaricus bisporus(PCAB) under the optimized conditions were 7.49 min and 6.2 respectively. The freezing curves of PCAB were established at different temperatures and the freezing rates were calculated to find the freezing characteristics. In addition, the cell structure of PCAB, frozen at -75 °C, the lowest freezing temperature, and studied using transmission electron microscopy, was similar in quality to that of fresh Agaricus bisporus. The results suggested that Agaricus bisporus can be quick-frozen with a paste coating to produce an acceptable and nutritious convenience food. PMID:25745199

  15. Threat localization in QR explosive detection systems

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    H. Robert; P. J. Prado

    2004-01-01

    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

  16. Student Charter Scan the QR-code

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    to this charter. The legal basis of the charter is Art. 7.59 of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act matters requiring a signature, date, or authentication. See Chapter 12 of Part I for further information

  17. Dynamic Analysis of the Flexible Rod of Quick-Return Mechanism with Time-Dependent Coefficients by the Finite Element Method

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    Fung, R.-F.; Lee, F.-Y.

    1997-05-01

    The transient amplitude, dynamic stability and steady-state response of a flexible rod of a high-speed quick-return mechanism are investigated in this paper. The crank drives the rod by means of a translating/rotating joint at a constant speed. The flexible rod is divided into two regions. Each region has a time-dependent length and is modelled by the Timoshenko and Euler beam theories. A special finite element method with time-dependent shape and Hamilton's principle is employed to derive the governing equation, which has time-varying coefficients. By using the Runge-Kutta numerical method, the transient amplitudes are obtained. The steady-state responses due to harmonic excitation are determined by the harmonic balance method. Subsequently, Bolotin's method is used to solve Mathieu-Hill's type equation for the dynamic stability analysis. The stable-unstable boundaries are obtained from the condition that the set of linear homogeneous equations should have a non-trivial solution.

  18. The dynamic regulation of myocardial oxidative phosphorylation: Analysis of the response time of oxygen consumption

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    J. H. G. M. van Beek; X. Tian; C. J. Zuurbier; B. de Groot; C. J. A. van Echteld; M. H. J. Eijgelshoven; J. B. Hak

    1998-01-01

    Although usually steady-state fluxes and metabolite levels are assessed for the study of metabolic regulation, much can be learned from studying the transient response during quick changes of an input to the system. To this end we study the transient response of O2 consumption in the heart during steps in heart rate. The time course is characterized by the mean

  19. Sea-floor character and surface processes in the vicinity of Quicks Hole, Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts

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    Poppe, Lawrence J.; Ackerman, Seth D.; Foster, David S.; Blackwood, Dann S.; Butman, Bradford; Moser, M.S.; Stewart, H.F.

    2007-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM), is producing detailed geologic maps of the coastal sea floor. The imagery, interpretive data layers, and data presented herein were derived from multibeam echo-sounder and sidescan sonar surveys conducted in the vicinity of Quicks Hole, a passage through the Elizabeth Islands, which extend in a chain southwest off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and from the stations occupied to verify these acoustic data (fig. 1). Basic data layers show sea-floor topography, sun-illuminated shaded relief, and backscatter intensity; interpretive layers show the distributions of surficial sediment, sedimentary environments, and sea-floor features. Presented verification data include sediment grain-size analyses and a gallery of still photographs of the seabed. The multibeam and sidescan data, which cover an approximately 22.9-km2 area of sea floor that extends from Vineyard Sound on the south to Buzzards Bay on the north, were collected during NOAA hydrographic survey H11076 (fig. 1). Although originally collected for charting purposes, these data provide a fundamental framework for research and management activities along this part of the Massachusetts coastline (Noji and others, 2004), show the composition and terrain of the seabed, and provide information on sediment transport and benthic habitat.

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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

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

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    Wehner, T.R.

    1998-07-02

    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.

  2. [Remote sensing estimation of urban forest carbon stocks based on QuickBird images].

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    Xu, Li-Hua; Zhang, Jie-Cun; Huang, Bo; Wang, Huan-Huan; Yue, Wen-Ze

    2014-10-01

    Urban forest is one of the positive factors that increase urban carbon sequestration, which makes great contribution to the global carbon cycle. Based on the high spatial resolution imagery of QuickBird in the study area within the ring road in Yiwu, Zhejiang, the forests in the area were divided into four types, i. e., park-forest, shelter-forest, company-forest and others. With the carbon stock from sample plot as dependent variable, at the significance level of 0.01, the stepwise linear regression method was used to select independent variables from 50 factors such as band grayscale values, vegetation index, texture information and so on. Finally, the remote sensing based forest carbon stock estimation models for the four types of forest were established. The estimation accuracies for all the models were around 70%, with the total carbon reserve of each forest type in the area being estimated as 3623. 80, 5245.78, 5284.84, 5343.65 t, respectively. From the carbon density map, it was found that the carbon reserves were mainly in the range of 25-35 t · hm(-2). In the future, urban forest planners could further improve the ability of forest carbon sequestration through afforestation and interplanting of trees and low shrubs. PMID:25796883

  3. Quick Cooling and Filling Through a Single Port for Cryogenic Transfer Operations

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    Jones, J. R.; Fesmire, James E.; MacDowell, L. G. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Improved technology for the efficient transfer of cryogens is needed for future on-orbit fueling and remote Lunar/Mars operations. The cooling and filling of a liquid nitrogen (LN2) test vessel through a single port were investigated in a series of experiments. A new 'in-space' transfer tube design concept was used to demonstrate the ability to quickly cool and load cryogens through a single feed-through connection. Three different fill tube configurations with three different diameters were tested. The tubes providing the quickest cooldown time and the quickest fill time for the test article tank were determined. The results demonstrated a clear trade-off between cooling time and filling time for the optimum tube design. This experimental study is intended to improve technology for future flight tank designs by reducing fill system size, complexity, heat leak rate, and operations time. These results may be applied to Space Shuttle Power Reactant Storage and Distribution (PRSD) System upgrades and other future applications. Further study and experimental analysis for optimization of the fill tube design are in progress.

  4. Detecting Slums from Quick Bird Data in Pune Using AN Object Oriented Approach

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    Shekhar, S.

    2012-07-01

    We have been witnessing a gradual and steady transformation from a pre dominantly rural society to an urban society in India and by 2030, it will have more people living in urban than rural areas. Slums formed an integral part of Indian urbanisation as most of the Indian cities lack in basic needs of an acceptable life. Many efforts are being taken to improve their conditions. To carry out slum renewal programs and monitor its implementation, slum settlements should be recorded to obtain an adequate spatial data base. This can be only achieved through the analysis of remote sensing data with very high spatial resolution. Regarding the occurrences of settlement areas in the remote sensing data pixel-based approach on a high resolution image is unable to represent the heterogeneity of complex urban environments. Hence there is a need for sophisticated method and data for slum analysis. An attempt has been made to detect and discriminate the slums of Pune city by describing typical characteristics of these settlements, by using eCognition software from quick bird data on the basis of object oriented approach. Based on multi resolution segmentation, initial objects were created and further depend on texture, geometry and contextual characteristics of the image objects, they were classified into slums and non-slums. The developed rule base allowed the description of knowledge about phenomena clearly and easily using fuzzy membership functions and the described knowledge stored in the classification rule base led to the best classification with more than 80% accuracy.

  5. Rivaling paradigms in psychiatric neurosurgery: adjustability versus quick fix versus minimal-invasiveness

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    Müller, Sabine; Riedmüller, Rita; van Oosterhout, Ansel

    2015-01-01

    In the wake of deep brain stimulation (DBS) development, ablative neurosurgical procedures are seeing a comeback, although they had been discredited and nearly completely abandoned in the 1970s because of their unethical practice. Modern stereotactic ablative procedures as thermal or radiofrequency ablation, and particularly radiosurgery (e.g., Gamma Knife) are much safer than the historical procedures, so that a re-evaluation of this technique is required. The different approaches of modern psychiatric neurosurgery refer to different paradigms: microsurgical ablative procedures is based on the paradigm ‘quick fix,’ radiosurgery on the paradigm ‘minimal-invasiveness,’ and DBS on the paradigm ‘adjustability.’ From a mere medical perspective, none of the procedures is absolutely superior; rather, they have different profiles of advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, individual factors are crucial in decision-making, particularly the patients’ social situation, individual preferences, and individual attitudes. The different approaches are not only rivals, but also enriching mutually. DBS is preferable for exploring new targets, which may become candidates for ablative microsurgery or radiosurgery. PMID:25883557

  6. Structural stability augmentation system design using BODEDIRECT: A quick and accurate approach

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    Goslin, T. J.; Ho, J. K.

    1989-01-01

    A methodology is presented for a modal suppression control law design using flight test data instead of mathematical models to obtain the required gain and phase information about the flexible airplane. This approach is referred to as BODEDIRECT. The purpose of the BODEDIRECT program is to provide a method of analyzing the modal phase relationships measured directly from the airplane. These measurements can be achieved with a frequency sweep at the control surface input while measuring the outputs of interest. The measured Bode-models can be used directly for analysis in the frequency domain, and for control law design. Besides providing a more accurate representation for the system inputs and outputs of interest, this method is quick and relatively inexpensive. To date, the BODEDIRECT program has been tested and verified for computational integrity. Its capabilities include calculation of series, parallel and loop closure connections between Bode-model representations. System PSD, together with gain and phase margins of stability may be calculated for successive loop closures of multi-input/multi-output systems. Current plans include extensive flight testing to obtain a Bode-model representation of a commercial aircraft for design of a structural stability augmentation system.

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

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    LaFreniere, L. M. (Environmental Research)

    2003-11-01

    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

  8. The QuickReduce Data Reduction Pipeline for the WIYN One Degree Imager

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    Kotulla, R.

    2014-05-01

    Optimizing one's observing strategy while at the telescope relies on knowing the current observing conditions and the obtained data quality. In particular the latter is not straight forward with current wide-field imagers, such as the WIYN One Degree Imager (ODI), currently consisting of 13 detectors, each of them read out in 64 independent cells. Here we present a fast data reduction software for ODI, optimized for a first data inspection during acquisition at the the telescope, but capable enough for science-quality data reductions. The pipeline is coded in pure python with minimal additional requirements. It is installed on the ODI observer's interface and publicly available from the author's webpage. It performs all basic reduction steps as well as more advanced corrections for pupil-ghost removal, fringe correction and masking of persistent pixels. Additional capabilities include adding 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. As such this QuickReduce pipeline offers the ODI observer a convenient way to closely monitor data quality, a necessity to optimize the observing strategy during the night.

  9. PARENT PLUS LOAN QUICK FACT SHEET The parent is the borrower on a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan;

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    PARENT PLUS LOAN QUICK FACT SHEET The parent is the borrower on a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan; therefore, the Parent PLUS Loan is a loan in the parent's name. A loan fee of 4.0% will be deducted from-time. More Information regarding Federal Direct PLUS Loans, such as interest rates, loan fees and repayment

  10. Quick 4-H Facts The 4-H program's mission is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and

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    Balasundaram, Balabhaskar "Baski"

    Quick 4-H Facts · The 4-H program's mission is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. · 4-H has 3 primary program areas: 1) science, technology, engineering, and math; 2) healthy living; and 3) citizenship. · 4-H is one of the largest youth

  11. The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 Literature -quick guide to English literature

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    Pym, David J.

    , ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature Bibliographic databases (more in Primo) MLAguide The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 Literature - quick guide to English literature resources Janet MacKay, May 2014 QG LIT001 [http

  12. TABLE OF CONTENTS The MIT Inventor's Guide to Startups is intended as a quick reference tool for MIT

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    Reuter, Martin

    #12;#12;TABLE OF CONTENTS The MIT Inventor's Guide to Startups is intended as a quick reference and the institutional policies that are most relevant to startups.We also answer questions that MIT entrepreneurs ......................................................................2 Startup Launch ..............................................................4 The MIT

  13. Quick-Reference Tables to Determine the Significance of the Difference between Two Correlation Coefficients from Two Independent Samples.

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    Millsap, Roger E.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Sixteen tables are presented for critical values of the larger of two sample correlation coefficients from two independent samples, given the sample size and the value of the smaller correlation. These tables allow quick assessment of significance without requiring calculation of the test statistic. (SLD)

  14. Comparison of IKONOS and QuickBird images for mapping mangrove species on the Caribbean coast of Panama

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    Le Wang; Wayne P. Sousa; Peng Gong; Gregory S. Biging

    2004-01-01

    Mangrove stands of differing species composition are hard to distinguish in conventional, coarse resolution satellite images. The new generation of meter-level satellite imagery provides a unique opportunity to achieve this goal. In this study, an IKONOS Geo bundle image and a QuickBird Standard bundle image were acquired for a study area located at Punta Galeta on the Caribbean coast of

  15. Basic Journal Entry Quick Guide Note: For more complete information on chartfields and journal entries (including spreadsheet import journal entries)

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Basic Journal Entry Quick Guide Note: For more complete information on chartfields and journal entries (including spreadsheet import journal entries) refer to https://mosaictraining.mcmaster.ca under Courses > General Ledger. Step 1 ­ Create a new journal entry Navigation: 1. Business

  16. Quick crack detection of the large vibrating screen lower beam based on combined technical method of MMMT and ET

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    Xue Guanghui; Zhao Guorui; Zhu Shigang; Liu Hui; Wu Miao

    2010-01-01

    The abrupt fracture of vibrating screen lower beam will make the whole coal preparation product line shutting down and result in large economic losses. In this paper, according to the difficulties and requirements of vibrating screen lower beam crack detection, a quick detection method was put forward based on combined technical method of metal magnetic memory testing and eddy current

  17. Winter Safety Be Prepared Weather in Central Texas can change quickly and result in a dangerous situation. With proper

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    speed limit. It may be dangerous for you to drive at the posted speed limit. To walk safely on ice, walkWinter Safety ­ Be Prepared Weather in Central Texas can change quickly and result in a dangerous It is a good idea to have a 3-day supply of food and water on hand if roads become too treacherous to drive

  18. 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...

  19. WWC Quick Review of the Report "The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Longitudinal Educational Growth Study Third Year Report" Revised

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents an updated WWC (What Works Clearinghouse) Quick Review of the Report "The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Longitudinal Educational Growth Study Third Year Report". The study examined whether students in Milwaukee who use a voucher to attend private school have greater mathematics and reading achievement than students who…

  20. LOSS-OF-PRESSURE ACCIDENT--HOT LEG PIPING FAILURE--QUICK-OPENING VALVES IN REACTOR BYPASS LINES

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    Landoni

    1960-01-01

    Activities in a study to determine the differential pressure across the ; EGCR core following a pipe rupture in of quick-opening valves in bypass lines ; around the reactor are evaluated, and recommendations concerning these valves and ; other components are included. (J.R.D.);