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  1. Toxicidade de água e sedimentos e comunidade bentônica do estuário do rio Itanhaém, SP, Brasil: bases para a educação ambiental Water toxicity and sediments and benthic community from the estuary of the Itanhaém river, (SP Brazil): basis for environmental education Toxicidad del agua y sedimentos y comunidad béntica del estuario del río Itanhaém, (SP el Brasil): base para la educación ambiental

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fernanda Voietta Pinna; Denis Moledo de; Souza Abessa; Robson Seriani; Fabiana Lima Silveira; Priscilla Romano

    DESCRITORES: Água, Toxicidade, Comunidade bentônica - Itanhaém Abstract: The Estuary of the Itanhaém River is situated at Baixada Santista, located on the Southern Coast of São Paulo State (23°50'-24°15'S; 46°35'- 47°00'W). This area is now the object of human settlements. Although the estuary seems to be low degraded, the discharge of pollutants into this river may put aquatic life in

  2. REVALORIZACIN DEL AMBIENTE Y LOS ESPACIOS LOCALES. TRANSFORMACIONES DEL PODER Y LA AUTORIDAD LOCALES EN LATINOAMRICA BAJO LAS TENSIONES DE LOS PROCESOS DE GLOBALIZACIN

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    REVALORIZACI�N DEL AMBIENTE Y LOS ESPACIOS LOCALES. TRANSFORMACIONES DEL PODER Y LA AUTORIDAD poder en Latinoamérica y la tendencia de revalorización del ambiente y los espacios locales. Se determina en lo importante que las autoridades actúen a través del espacio público de las estructuras

  3. DESARROLLO LOCAL SOSTENIBLE A PARTIR DEL MANEJO INTEGRADO EN EL PARQUE NACIONAL CAGUANES DE YAGUAJAY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sinaí Boffill V; Rafael Reyes F; Félix Torres Carmona; Elier Sánchez Díaz

    2009-01-01

    Con el presente trabajo se pretende reflejar la influencia positiva del manejo integrado del Parque Nacional Caguanes a partir de la implementación del proyecto PACOMA, una experiencia desarrollada por los especialistas y trabajadores del parque con la integración en redes de actores locales, la capacitación de las personas y la participación comunitaria que además posibilita satisfacer las necesidades espirituales, educativas,

  4. LOS ACTORES SOCIALES Y SU ROL ANTE LOS PROCESOS DEL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE A NIVEL LOCAL

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    María Elena Hernández Vales; María del Carmen Azorín Domínguez; Víctor Eudel Hernández Herrera; Yudy Aguila Cudeiro

    2012-01-01

    En el presente artículo se hace referencia a las principales definiciones teóricas del concepto de desarrollo formulados por especialistas y estudiosos del tema, profundizando en la evolución histórica del concepto de desarrollo en sus diferentes dimensiones espaciales, haciendo énfasis en lo local como la dimensión más apropiada para entender el impacto de los actores en el desarrollo sostenible, entendida en

  5. Adiciones a la avifauna del Valle de Aburr y comentarios sobre la investigacin ornitolgica local

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    Cuervo, Andrés

    Adiciones a la avifauna del Valle de Aburrá y comentarios sobre la investigación ornitológica local tendientes a mejorar la calidad de información disponible sobre la avifauna del Valle de Aburrá. La taxonomía & Graves 1995). Especies nuevas para la avifauna del Valle de Aburrá Águila Paramuna Geranoaëtus

  6. EL DESARROLLO LOCAL SOSTENIBLE, LA GESTIÓN DEL CONOCIMIENTO, LA CIENCIA, LA INNOVACIÓN TECNOLÓGICA Y LA UNIVERSIDAD

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    Rodolfo Pérez León

    2012-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se abordan concepciones relacionadas con los modelos de desarrollo local sostenible, se presentan como una alternativa para enfrentar la grave crisis global a la que ha sido arrastrada la humanidad. Se evidencia la importancia que tiene la gestión del conocimiento, la ciencia, y la innovación tecnológica (GCCIT) en la implementación del modelo y el papel de

  7. Per un nuovo ruolo del sistema finanziario nello sviluppo locale

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Salvemini M. T

    2007-01-01

    Local development needs investment projects connected each other, and each and as a whole based on proper evaluation and selection techniques. Finance system may have a role in favouring the realization of such more complex patterns of public intervention. Nowadays banks, and the Bank for Deposits and Loans as well, grant only a \\

  8. "Buscando un Camino" -Potenciales y Limitaciones en el Fortalecimiento de Innovaciones Locales del Pueblo Kampu

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    Richner, Heinz

    revaloración cultural y un desarrollo más sostenible. La estancia de siete meses en el Perú me dio la, 2008 Supervisores: PD Dr. Stephan Rist y Prof. Dr. Urs Wiesmann Centro de Desarrollo y Medioambiente colaboración entre el Centro para el Desarrollo y el Medio Ambiente (CDE) del Instituto de Geografía de la

  9. El impacto del petróleo y la minería en el desarrollo regional y local en Colombia

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    Guillermo Perry; Mauricio Olivera

    2010-01-01

    Este trabajo estudia el impacto de la explotación de hidrocarburos y minerales sobre el desarrollo regional y local reciente en Colombia. Examina si los Departamentos y Municipios productores de hidrocarburos y carbón, y receptores de regalíashan crecido más, o presentan mayores niveles de PIB per cápita, en comparación con los departamentos que no se han beneficiado de éstos recursos. Asimismo,

  10. Suplemento del documento "EEO es la Ley" Modificacin para empleadores privados, autoridades locales y estatales,

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    locales y estatales, instituciones educativas, agencias de empleo y organizaciones laborales La sección de Discapacidad queda modificada de la manera siguiente: DISCAPACIDAD El Título I y el Título V de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades de 1990, y sus enmiendas, protegen a los individuos que califiquen contra la

  11. Toxicidad crónica en ratones del herbicida Dicamba y su derivado 2-metoxi-3,6-diclorobenzaldoxima

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Comunicación Técnica; Artemisa Romero; Guillermo James; Mineko Shibayama; Kazuko Aoki; Luis Jiménez

    2003-01-01

    Toxic effect of herbicide Dicamba (2-methoxy-3,6- dichlorobenzoic acid) and its derivative oxime (2-methoxy-3,6-di- chlorobenzaldoxime) was studied, for chronic dosing on mice at 0.20 g \\/ kg of Dicamba, 0.49 and 0.83 g \\/ kg of oxime, during two months, two times a week. By direct observations of animal aspect and beha- vior: they depressed at the start, but a few

  12. Correlaciones entre sistemas del Universo Local y el Fondo de Radiación Cósmica

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Piccirilli, M. P.; Luparello, H. E.; García Lambas, D.; Vucetich, H.; Lares, M.; Domínguez Romero, M. J. L.

    In this paper we show some preliminary results of a work in progress, which is aimed to analyse the correlation between the fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation and structure in the Local Uni- verse. We concentrate here on large-scale regions corresponding to future virialized superstructures. For this purpose, we construct appropriate maps with SDSS data and WMAP maps publicly available using HEALPix soft- ware. We use a two-point cross-correlation function analysis, finding signal at different scales, which shows contribution from distinct structures. FULL TEXT IN SPANISH

  13. ANALISIS COMPARATIVO DEL RENDIMIENTO DE SEMILLAS Y OTRAS CARACTERÍSITICAS DE INTERÉS AGRONÓMICO EN POBLACIONES LOCALES Y CULTIVARES INTRODUCIDOS DE ALPISTE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. L. Bodega; M. A. de Dios; M. M. Pereyra Iraola

    SUMMARY Breeding programs on Canarygrass (Phalaris canariensis L.) and improved Canarygrass cultivars are scarce. The introduction of new Canarygrass germplasm may improve yield potential of the commercial crop in Argentina. The objective of this work was to compare seed yield, biomass production, harvest index, phenology and seed components of introduced cultivars whith local populations. The experiment was conducted during four

  14. Making COD statistics useful for public health at local level in the city of Cape Town: utilidad para la salud pública a nivel local en Ciudad del Cabo.

    PubMed Central

    Bradshaw, Debbie; Groenewald, Pamela; Bourne, David E.; Mahomed, Hassan; Nojilana, Beatrice; Daniels, Johan; Nixon, Jo

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To review the quality of the coding of the cause of death (COD) statistics and assess the mortality information needs of the City of Cape Town. METHODS: Using an action research approach, a study was set up to investigate the quality of COD information, the accuracy of COD coding and consistency of coding practices in the larger health subdistricts. Mortality information needs and the best way of presenting the statistics to assist health managers were explored. FINDINGS: Useful information was contained in 75% of death certificates, but nearly 60% had only a single cause certified; 55% of forms were coded accurately. Disagreement was mainly because routine coders coded the immediate instead of the underlying COD. An abridged classification of COD, based on causes of public health importance, prevalent causes and selected combinations of diseases was implemented with training on underlying cause. Analysis of the 2001 data identified the leading causes of death and premature mortality and illustrated striking differences in the disease burden and profile between health subdistricts. CONCLUSION: Action research is particularly useful for improving information systems and revealed the need to standardize the coding practice to identify underlying cause. The specificity of the full ICD classification is beyond the level of detail on the death certificates currently available. An abridged classification for coding provides a practical tool appropriate for local level public health surveillance. Attention to the presentation of COD statistics is important to enable the data to inform decision-makers. PMID:16583080

  15. -DERECHO PBLICO DEL ESTADO AUTONMICO La implantacin del Mster universitario en Derecho Pblico del Estado Autonmico

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    Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad

    - DERECHO PÚBLICO DEL ESTADO AUTONÓMICO La implantación del Máster universitario en Derecho Público del Estado Autonómico extinguirá el Máster Oficial en Derecho Autonómico y Local. Por esta razón se materias del Máster Oficial en Derecho Autonómico y Local. Los estudiantes que comenzaron el Máster Oficial

  16. Red inalmbrica de la Universidad de Alicante La Red Inalmbrica de la UA (eduroam) es una extensin de la red local, disponible en el 99% del Campus de San

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    Escolano, Francisco

    Red inalámbrica de la Universidad de Alicante La Red Inalámbrica de la UA (eduroam) es una extensión de la red local, disponible en el 99% del Campus de San Vicente. eduroam (Educational Roaming) es no puedan utilizarse en la red wireless de la UA o sufran problemas de navegación o conexión. No se ofrecerá

  17. Indicadores de Riesgo de Desastre y de Gestión de Riesgo: Aplicación del Sistema de Indicadores a Bolivia 1980 - 2000 (Indice de Desastres Locales y de Vulnerabilidad Prevalente)

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    Omar D. Cardona; Luis Eduardo Yamín

    2006-01-01

    Esta presentación fue comisionada por la Red de Desastres Naturales del Diálogo Regional de Política para la VI Reunión Hemisférica celebrada los días 24 y 25 de abril de 2006. El propósito del sistema de indicadores desarrollado en el marco de la operación ATN\\/JF-7907-RG del BID, es dimensionar la vulnerabilidad y el riesgo, usando indicadores a escala nacional, para facilitar

  18. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the coastal Monte Léon and Santa Cruz formations (Early Miocene) at Rincón del Buque, Southern Patagonia: A revisited locality

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    Raigemborn, M. Sol; Matheos, Sergio D.; Krapovickas, Verónica; Vizcaíno, Sergio F.; Bargo, M. Susana; Kay, Richard F.; Fernicola, Juan C.; Zapata, Luciano

    2015-07-01

    Sedimentological, ichnological and paleontological analyses of the Early Miocene uppermost Monte León Formation and the lower part of the Santa Cruz Formation were carried out in Rincón del Buque (RDB), a fossiliferous locality north of Río Coyle in Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina. This locality is of special importance because it contains the basal contact between the Monte Léon (MLF) and the Santa Cruz (SCF) formations and because it preserves a rich fossil assemblage of marine invertebrates and marine trace fossils, and terrestrial vertebrates and plants, which has not been extensively studied. A ?90 m-thick section of the MLF and the SCF that crops out at RDB was selected for this study. Eleven facies associations (FA) are described, which are, from base to top: subtidal-intertidal deposits with Crassotrea orbignyi and bioturbation of the Skolithos-Cruziana ichnofacies (FA1); tidal creek deposits with terrestrial fossil mammals and Ophiomorpha isp. burrows (FA2); tidal flat deposits with Glossifungites ichnofacies (FA3); deposits of tidal channels (FA4) and tidal sand flats (FA5) both with and impoverish Skolithos ichnofacies associated; marsh deposits (FA6); tidal point bar deposits recording a depauperate mixture of both the Skolithos and Cruziana ichnofacies (FA7); fluvial channel deposits (FA8); fluvial point bar deposits (FA9); floodplain deposits (FA10); and pyroclastic and volcaniclastic deposits of the floodplain where terrestrial fossil mammal remains occur (FA11). The transition of the MLF-SCF at RDB reflects a changing depositional environment from the outer part of an estuary (FA1) through the central (FA2-6) to inner part of a tide-dominated estuary (FA7). Finally a fluvial system occurs with single channels of relatively low energy and low sinuosity enclosed by a broad, low-energy floodplain dominated by partially edaphized ash-fall, sheet-flood, and overbank deposits (FA8-11). Pyroclastic and volcaniclastic materials throughout the succession must have been deposited as ash-fall distal facies in a fluvial setting and also were carried by fluvial streams and redeposited in both estuarine and fluvial settings. These materials preserve most of the analyzed terrestrial fossil mammals that characterize the Santacrucian age of the RDB's succession. Episodic sedimentation under volcanic influence, high sedimentation rates and a relatively warm and seasonal climate are inferred for the MLF and SCF section. Lateral continuity of the marker horizons at RDB serve for correlation with other coastal localities such as the lower part of the coastal SCF south of Río Coyle (?17.6-17.4 Ma) belonging to the Estancia La Costa Member of the SCF.

  19. LA INTEGRACIÓN DE LA GESTIÓN DE RIESGOS EN LA GESTIÓN DEL DESARROLLO LOCAL DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DE LA VULNERABILIDAD AMBIENTAL EN LOS TERRITORIOS

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    Alexis Pérez Figueredo

    2012-01-01

    La comprensión del riesgo ambiental de un territorio implica entender con precisión los riesgos relacionados con la manifestación de la problemática ambiental y la evaluación de los posibles impactos relacionados con la misma y que pudieran incidir en la comunidad. El conocimiento de la misma posibilita tomar medidas correctoras para minimizar estos impactos o aplicar acciones preventivas para evitar que

  20. Localized Scleroderma

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    ... disease has gone into remission. Does Localized Scleroderma Go Away? As a general rule, localized scleroderma is ... disease has gone into remission. Does Localized Scleroderma Go Away? As a general rule, localized scleroderma is ...

  1. TCC CLNICA MDICA LOCAL: AUDITRIO DO HU

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    adversos e toxicidade em pacientes com epilepsia GABRIEL MARTINS RODRIGUES KATIA LIN KATIA LIN ALEXANDRE no Hospital Universitário prof. Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago MARCEL SCHIAVINI KATIA LIN KATIA LIN ALEXANDRE

  2. Local Publications.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, Yvonne; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Annotates 30 local government publications that describe local community efforts to improve policing; find alternative ways of dealing with violence; attract businesses; preserve neighborhoods and buildings; provide open space; and improve employment opportunities. Several publications' statistics were based on 1990 census data. (KRN)

  3. Gestión del riesgo del cambio (segunda parte)

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    Juan Pablo Zorrilla Salgador

    1970-01-01

    Segunda parte del artículo acerca del uso de futuros sobre el tipo de cambio. Esta continuación abarca estrategias, definiciones, metodología y explicaciones sobre todo lo relacionado con el Ratio de cobertura de los futuros y la aparición del riesgo base.

  4. Nevado del Huila, Columbia

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2007-01-01

    Nevado del Huila Volcano in Colombia is actually a volcanic chain running north to south, capped by a glacier. With peaks ranging in height from 2,600 to 5,780 meters (8,530 to 18,960 feet), Nevado del Huila is a stratovolcano composed of alternating layers of hardened lava, solidified ash, and volcanic rocks. Its first recorded eruption occurred in the mid-sixteenth century. The long-dormant volcano erupted again in mid-April 2007. A few months before the eruption, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Nevado del Huila, on February 23, 2007. In this image, the bright white area just east of the central summit is ice. Immediately west of the summit are bare rocks, appearing as blue-gray. West of those rocks, white reappears, but this patch of white results from clouds hovering in the nearby valley. In the east, the colors turn to brown (indicating bare rock) and bright green (indicating vegetation). ASTER photographed Nevado del Huila near the end of a long phase of quietude. On April 17, 2007, local authorities recorded seismic activity associated with rock fracturing on the volcano's central summit, according to the ReliefWeb Website. Activity intensified the following day with an eruption and mudflows, forcing thousands of nearby residents to evacuate. As the Associated Press reported, the eruption caused avalanches and floods that wiped away both houses and bridges. It marked the volcano's first recorded eruption since the Spanish colonized the area five centuries earlier. NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

  5. Localized shocks

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    Stanford, Douglas

    We study products of precursors of spatially local operators, W[subscript xn](tn)???W[subscript x1](t[subscript 1]), where W [subscript x] (t)?=?e [superscript ??iHt] W [subscript x] e [superscript iHt]. Using chaotic ...

  6. Sound localization.

    PubMed

    Middlebrooks, John C

    2015-01-01

    The auditory system derives locations of sound sources from spatial cues provided by the interaction of sound with the head and external ears. Those cues are analyzed in specific brainstem pathways and then integrated as cortical representation of locations. The principal cues for horizontal localization are interaural time differences (ITDs) and interaural differences in sound level (ILDs). Vertical and front/back localization rely on spectral-shape cues derived from direction-dependent filtering properties of the external ears. The likely first sites of analysis of these cues are the medial superior olive (MSO) for ITDs, lateral superior olive (LSO) for ILDs, and dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) for spectral-shape cues. Localization in distance is much less accurate than that in horizontal and vertical dimensions, and interpretation of the basic cues is influenced by additional factors, including acoustics of the surroundings and familiarity of source spectra and levels. Listeners are quite sensitive to sound motion, but it remains unclear whether that reflects specific motion detection mechanisms or simply detection of changes in static location. Intact auditory cortex is essential for normal sound localization. Cortical representation of sound locations is highly distributed, with no evidence for point-to-point topography. Spatial representation is strictly contralateral in laboratory animals that have been studied, whereas humans show a prominent right-hemisphere dominance. PMID:25726265

  7. ARE LOCAL LABOUR MARKETS SUITABLE SPACE UNITS IN ORDER TO DEFINE SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    políticas multidimensionales más amplias promotoras del desarrollo sostenible de los territorios que governance. Palabras clave : áreas de movilidad residencia-trabajo, mercado de trabajo local, desarrollo

  8. CARACTERSTICAS Y ARTICULACIN DEL ESPACIO DEL MUNDO TERRENAL Y DEL ESPACIO DEL MS ALL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 12/03/2009 CARACTERÍSTICAS Y ARTICULACI�N DEL ESPACIO DEL MUNDO TERRENAL Y DEL ESPACIO DEL MÁS "El tiempo y el espacio en Gonzalo de Berceo"1. El estudio concierne toda la obra, y se centra en la las "herramientas mentales" que son la concepción del tiempo y del espacio. En lo que toca al segundo

  9. Gestión de Riesgo de Desastres por Comunidades y Gobiernos Locales

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christina Bollin; Camilo Cárdenas; Herwig Hahn; Krishna S. Vatsa

    2003-01-01

    El presente documento forma parte de una serie de estudios comisionados por la Red. El estudio se refiere a la gestión del riesgo de desastres a nivel local. El tema fue seleccionado por los miembros de la Red.

  10. Gestión del riesgo del cambio (primera parte)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Juan Pablo Zorrilla Salgador

    1970-01-01

    A partir de la desaparición del sistema Bretton-Woods, y la libre flotación del\\u000atipo de cambio, el mundo se volvió más susceptible a todo tipo de riesgos.\\u000aEl presente artículo pretende explicar a los gestores financieros o empresarios interesados en el tema de instrumentos financieros derivados, a conocer lo\\u000amás relevante y necesario acerca del uso de futuros sobre el

  11. LAS EVALUACIONES AMBIENTALES Y SU CONTRIBUCIÓN AL DESARROLLO LOCAL SOSTENIBLE DE LAS PEQUEÑAS COMUNIDADES DE ARGENTINA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lorena G. Coria; Silvia I. Alegre; Gonzalo Valencia

    2008-01-01

    Las comunidades locales se configuran como actores estratégicos del desarrollo local. Las condiciones ambientales que acompañan el desarrollo de sus actividades sociales, económicas y culturales, afectan y se ven afectadas a partir de las formas de gestión de los “input” y “output” del sistema ambiental. Los residuos sólidos urbanos configuran una de las principales problemáticas ambientales que se identifican en

  12. Estadísticas del cáncer

    Cancer.gov

    Información básica sobre las estadísticas del cáncer, las cuales describen las tendencias en grupos grandes de personas y ofrecen una imagen a través del tiempo de la carga que representa el cáncer en la sociedad.

  13. La regulación del precio del etanol en Colombia. ¿Teoría del interés general o teoría del interés privado?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luz Marina Romero Alvarado

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es presentar los resultados del trabajo de investigación en el que la unidad de análisis se delimitó a la regulación del precio del etanol en Colombia, desde la perspectiva de la regulación económica, siguiendo los enfoques de la teoría del interés general versus teoría del interés privado. El desarrollo del trabajo consistió en hallar la

  14. Museo Universitario del Chopo Datos del plan de estudio

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    Islas, León

    periodismo cultural para producir información en los diferentes géneros informativos, para su publicación características del fenómeno informativo, delimitando el campo de acción del periodista cultural. Utilizar los elementos del lenguaje periodístico. Distinguir la estructura de los diferentes géneros informativos

  15. Ácaros del mango

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Los ácaros constituyen un grupo abundante y diverso que ocupa diferentes hábitats en árboles frutales y la estructura y disposición del follaje y ramas del mango, contribuyen significativamente a que se presente gran diversidad de ácaros benéficos y dañinos asociados a esta especie frutal. En Colomb...

  16. en Fisioterapia del Deporte

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    Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad

    Experto en Fisioterapia del Deporte III Edición RESERVA DE PLAZAY MATRÍCULA Título: Experto en Fisioterapia del Deporte Precio de título: 1.800 Plazo de preinscripción: hasta 15 de Octubre 2014 Nº de que se encuentra matriculado en cuarto curso de grado en fisioterapia (en caso de alumnos

  17. Determinación del perfil instrumental del EBASIM

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nieva, M. F.; Rodriguez, M. V.; Pintado, O. I.

    Se calcula el perfil instrumental para el telescopio de 2,15m del CASLEO con EBASIM. Para ello se usaron flats de cielo y el espectro solar FTS de Kurucz. El método, que se puede utilizar para otras configuraciones instrumentales, es convolucionar ambos espectros para obtener los coeficientes de corrección.

  18. Local perturbations perturb—exponentially-locally

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    De Roeck, W.; Schütz, M.

    2015-06-01

    We elaborate on the principle that for gapped quantum spin systems with local interaction, "local perturbations [in the Hamiltonian] perturb locally [the groundstate]." This principle was established by Bachmann et al. [Commun. Math. Phys. 309, 835-871 (2012)], relying on the "spectral flow technique" or "quasi-adiabatic continuation" [M. B. Hastings, Phys. Rev. B 69, 104431 (2004)] to obtain locality estimates with sub-exponential decay in the distance to the spatial support of the perturbation. We use ideas of Hamza et al. [J. Math. Phys. 50, 095213 (2009)] to obtain similarly a transformation between gapped eigenvectors and their perturbations that is local with exponential decay. This allows to improve locality bounds on the effect of perturbations on the low lying states in certain gapped models with a unique "bulk ground state" or "topological quantum order." We also give some estimate on the exponential decay of correlations in models with impurities where some relevant correlations decay faster than one would naively infer from the global gap of the system, as one also expects in disordered systems with a localized groundstate.

  19. TEORÍAS DEL DESARROLLO A PRINCIPIOS DEL SIGLO XXI

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    AMARTYA SEN

    1 La evolución de las ideas no sigue el curso de los siglos. Es más, en el transcurso del siglo XX hemos presenciado cambios radicales en lo que a teoría del desarrollo se refiere. Ni siquiera es indispensable definir los siglos de acuerdo con la clasificación del calendario, de cero a noventa y nueve. En su célebre discurso del 8

  20. Time to Go Local!

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    ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Time to Go Local! Past Issues / Winter 2007 Table of Contents ... MedlinePlus.gov health topic pages, you will find "Go Local" links that take you to information about ...

  1. [Strengths and future of the Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social].

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    Fajardo-Dolci, Germán

    2014-01-01

    The journals of medicine arose as a communication tool more than 200 years ago. At the beginning, their nature was local; later, their aim was to spread medical information along the nation; and, finally, they sought to reach the world distribution. The Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social was published for the first time 52 years ago, and it has walked its way from local to international distribution. This journal has 23 000 subscribers, it is included in Medline and it reached a 0.112 SCImago Journal Rank in 2012. Its website receives around 200 000 visits monthly and 45 % are foreign visits. In the future, the peer review system is going to be strengthened, and the journal is going to offer audio, video, and applications to reinforce interactive participation between authors, readers in order to reach modernity and draw young new attention. PMID:24758842

  2. Locally Localized Gravity and Geometric Transitions

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    D. Bazeia; F. A. Brito; A. R. Gomes

    2004-12-16

    In this paper we analyze the local localization of gravity in $AdS_4$ thick brane embedded in $AdS_5$ space. The 3-brane is modelled by domain wall solution of a theory with a bulk scalar field coupled to five-dimensional gravity. In addition to small four-dimensional cosmological constant, the vacuum expectation value (vev) of the scalar field controls the emergence of a localized four-dimensional quasi-zero mode. We introduce high temperature effects, and we show that gravity localization on a thick 3-brane is favored below a critical temperature $T_c$. These investigations suggest the appearance of another critical temperature $T_*,$ where the thick 3-brane engenders the geometric $AdS/M/dS$ transitions.

  3. Localization in light nuclei

    SciTech Connect

    Reinhard, P.-G. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Erlangen, D-91054 Erlangen (Germany); Maruhn, J. A. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Goethe-Universitaet, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Umar, A. S.; Oberacker, V. E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States)

    2011-03-15

    We investigate the presence of spatial localization in nuclei using a method that maps the nucleon same-spin pair probability and is based on the density matrix. The method is used to study spatial localization of light nuclei within the Hartree-Fock approximation. We show that the method provides an alternative tool for studying spatial localization in comparison to the localization observed from maxima in the nuclear mass density.

  4. Localization in light nuclei

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    P. -G. Reinhard; J. A. Maruhn; A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

    2011-02-25

    We investigate the presence of spatial localization in nuclei using a method that maps the nucleon same-spin pair probability and is based on the density-matrix. The method is used to study spatial localization of light nuclei within the Hartree-Fock approximation. We show that the method provides an alternative tool for studying spatial localization in comparison to the localization observed from maxima in the nuclear mass density.

  5. Local network assessment

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    Glen, D. V.

    1985-04-01

    Local networks, related standards activities of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers the American National Standards Institute and other elements are presented. These elements include: (1) technology choices such as topology, transmission media, and access protocols; (2) descriptions of standards for the 802 local area networks (LAN's); high speed local networks (HSLN's) and military specification local networks; and (3) intra- and internetworking using bridges and gateways with protocols Interconnection (OSI) reference model. The convergence of LAN/PBX technology is also described.

  6. Local Food Markets Sustainability

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    Local Food Markets Organics Sustainability Cooperatives CSA Florida Agricultural Commodity and Policy Outlook Conference Jennifer L. Clark November 15, 2012 #12;What is "local" food? Source: http://agmarketing.extension.psu.edu/ComFarmMkt/PDFs/local_food_system.pdf Per USDA, there is no consensus

  7. Microsoft Local Language Program

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    Microsoft Local Language Program: A world of possibilities Communicate more © 2009 Microsoft. Discover technology in your own language. With the Local Language Program, Microsoft is helping computer users around the world bridge the digital and language divide to new markets, create customized local

  8. Local rules for quasicrystals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. S. Levitov

    1988-01-01

    The relationship of local ordering and long-range order is studied for quasicrystalline tilings of plane and space. Two versions of the concept of local rules are introduced: strong and weak. Necessary conditions of the existence of strong local rules are found. They are mainly reduced to the constraints for irrational numbers related to incommensurabilities of the quasicrystals. For planar quasicrystals

  9. Iterated Local Search

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    Helena R. Lourenço; Olivier C. Martin; Thomas Stützle

    2000-01-01

    Iterated Local Search has many of the desirable features of a metaheuristic: it is simple, easy to implement, robust, and highly effective. The essential idea of Iterated Local Search lies in focusing the search not on the full space of solutions but on a smaller subspace defined by the solutions that are locally optimal for a given optimization engine. The

  10. The regular-locally-compact coreflection of a stably locally compact locale

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    Escardó, Martín

    The regular-locally-compact coreflection of a stably locally compact locale locally compact locales and perfect maps as a coref* *lective subcategory of the category of stably locally compact locales and perfect maps, (ii) the category of compact regular locales and continuous maps

  11. Chirurgia Videoassistita del Diaframma

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francesco Quarantotto; Giorgio Cavallesco; Gaetano Rocco

    La chirurgia videoassistita del diaframma rappresenta una naturale evoluzione della videotoracoscopia, volta a superare le\\u000a difficoltà tecniche di quest’ultima; questa metodica si pone come compromesso tra la videotoracoscopia e la toracotomia tradizionale:\\u000a in questo modo il chirurgo ha la possibilità di compiere manovre chirurgiche altrimenti di difficile esecuzione col solo accesso\\u000a toracoscopico, godendo di un’ottima visione del campo operatorio e

  12. The regular-locally-compact coreflection of a stably locally compact locale

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    Escardó, Martín

    The regular-locally-compact coreflection of a stably locally compact locale Mart´in H¨otzel Escard as the patch frame. We show that the patch construction exhibits (i) the category of regular locally compact locales and perfect maps as a coreflective subcategory of the category of stably locally compact locales

  13. Estudio del CH interestelar

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    Olano, C.; Lemarchand, G.; Sanz, A. J.; Bava, J. A.

    El objetivo principal de este proyecto consiste en el estudio de la distribución y abundancia del CH en nubes interestelares a través de la observación de las líneas hiperfinas del CH en 3,3 GHz. El CH es una molécula de amplia distribución en el espacio interestelar y una de las pocas especies que han sido observadas tanto con técnicas de radio como ópticas. Desde el punto de vista tecnológico se ha desarrollado un cabezal de receptor que permitirá la realización de observaciones polarimétricas en la frecuencia de 3,3 GHz, con una temperatura del sistema de 60 K y un ancho de banda de 140 MHz, y que será instalado en el foco primario de la antena parabólica del IAR. El cabezal del receptor es capaz de detectar señales polarizadas, separando las componentes de polarización circular derecha e izquierda. Para tal fin el cabezal consta de dos ramas receptoras que amplificarán la señal y la trasladarán a una frecuencia más baja (frecuencia intermedia), permitiendo de esa forma un mejor transporte de la señal a la sala de control para su posterior procesamiento. El receptor además de tener características polarimétricas, podrá ser usado en el continuo y en la línea, utilizando las ventajas observacionales y de procesamiento de señal que actualmente posee el IAR.

  14. Selectively localized Wannier functions

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    Wang, Runzhi; Lazar, Emanuel A.; Park, Hyowon; Millis, Andrew J.; Marianetti, Chris A.

    2014-10-01

    Since the seminal work of Marzari and Vanderbilt, maximally localized Wannier functions have become widely used as a real-space representation of the electronic structure of periodic materials. In this paper we introduce selectively localized Wannier functions which extend the method of Marzari and Vanderbilt in two important ways. First, our method allows us to focus on localizing a subset of orbitals of interest. Second, our method allows us to fix centers of these orbitals, and ensure the preservation of the point-group symmetry. These characteristics are important when Wannier functions are used in methodologies that go beyond density functional theory by treating a local subspace of the Hamiltonian more effectively. Application of our method to GaAs, SrMnO3, and Co demonstrates that selectively localized Wannier functions can offer improvements over the maximally localized Wannier function technique.

  15. Entanglement of localized states

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    Giraud, O.; Martin, J.; Georgeot, B. [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Universite Toulouse III, CNRS, 31062 Toulouse (France)

    2007-10-15

    We derive exact expressions for the mean value of Meyer-Wallach entanglement Q for localized random vectors drawn from various ensembles corresponding to different physical situations. For vectors localized on a randomly chosen subset of the basis, tends for large system sizes to a constant which depends on the participation ratio, whereas for vectors localized on adjacent basis states it goes to zero as a constant over the number of qubits. Applications to many-body systems and Anderson localization are discussed.

  16. Decohering localized waves.

    PubMed

    Rayanov, Kristian; Radons, Günter; Flach, Sergej

    2013-07-01

    In the absence of confinement, localization of waves takes place due to randomness or nonlinearity and relies on their phase coherence. We quantitatively probe the sensitivity of localized wave packets to random phase fluctuations and confirm the necessity of phase coherence for localization. Decoherence resulting from a dynamical random environment leads to diffusive spreading and destroys linear and nonlinear localization. We find that maximal spreading is achieved for optimal phase fluctuation characteristics, which is a consequence of the competition between diffusion due to decoherence and ballistic transport within the mean free path distance. PMID:23944532

  17. Name ________________________________________________________ UGAID # __________________ Local Address_____________________________________________________________________________

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Address_____________________________________________________________________________ Local Phone # ________________________________ UGA Email __________________________________ Permanent Address the names and email addresses of two individuals who may be used as personal references. (At least one

  18. Boletín del Centro Mexicano del Instituto Internacional de Teatro (ITT)

    E-print Network

    1986-04-01

    96 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW Boletín del Centro Mexicano del Instituto Internacional de Teatro (ITT) This tri-lingual (Spanish, English, French) bulletin about recent theatre activities in Mexico is published in collaboration with the Centro... for Children and Youth, University Theatre, the work of the Teatro del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, and a list of productions for the 1984 season. It is hoped that the bulletin will help make Mexican theatre better known both nationally...

  19. THz Local Oscillator Sources

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Imran Mehdi; Erich Schlecht; Goutam Chattopadhyay; Peter H. Siegel

    2002-01-01

    Most operational Submillimeter-wave radio telescopes, both space borne and ground based, employ local oscillator sources based on Gunn diodes followed by whisker contacted Schottky multipliers. Enough progress, however, has been made on a number of fronts to conclude that next generation of radio telescopes that become operational in the new Millennium will have a different local oscillator (LO) generation architecture.

  20. Distributed odor source localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adam T. Hayes; Alcherio Martinoli; Rodney M. Goodman

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents an investigation of odor localization by groups of autonomous mobile robots. First, we describe a distributed algorithm by which groups of agents can solve the full odor localization task. Next, we establish that conducting polymer-based odor sensors possess the combination of speed and sensitivity necessary to enable real world odor plume tracing and we demonstrate that simple

  1. Reactive local navigation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel Castro; Urbano Nunes; António Ruano

    2002-01-01

    In this paper a reactive local navigation system is presented, for an autonomous nonholonomic mobile robot navigating in dynamic environments. The reactive navigation system integrates an obstacle detection method and a new reactive collision avoidance method. The sensory perception is based in a laser range finder (LRF) system. Simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed local

  2. Visual Topometric Localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. Badino; D. Huber; T. Kanade

    2011-01-01

    One of the fundamental requirements of an au- tonomous vehicle is the ability to determine its location on a map. Frequently, solutions to this localization problem rely on GPS information or use expensive three dimensional (3D) sensors. In this paper, we describe a method for long-term ve- hicle localization based on visual features alone. Our approach utilizes a combination of

  3. Localized Hybridization Circuits

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harish Chandran; Nikhil Gopalkrishnan; Andrew Phillips; John Reif

    2011-01-01

    Molecular computing executed via local interactions of spatially contiguous set of molecules has potential advantages of (i) speed due to increased local concentration of reacting species, (ii) sharper switching behavior due to single molecule interactions, (iii) parallelism since each circuit operates independently of another and (iv) modularity and scalability due to the ability to reuse DNA sequences in spatially separated

  4. Optimal Passive Source Localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Neering; Marc Bordier; N. Maizi

    2007-01-01

    In order to optimize the estimation of an object's position, this paper proposes a procedure for placing acoustical sensors in 3D space, using passive source localization. A standard performance measure in estimation theory is the Cramer-Rao Lower Bound (CRLB), which describes the lower bound of the variance of unbiased estimators. In the case of passive source localization, this bound depends

  5. LOCALIZATION OF MULTIPOLE PHOTONS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. S. Shumovsky

    2000-01-01

    multipole radiation, the local properties of the radiation field can be rigorously described in spite of the fact that photons are defined in whole space-time. In particular, the local intensity operators for the field components with different polarization can be introduced. The intensities associated with two different space-time points along the same direction can be measured together. A method of

  6. EVALUATION OF LOCALIZATION ALGORITHMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Allen; Sebnem Baydere; Elena Gaura; Gurhan Kucuk

    This chapter introduces a methodological approach to the evaluation of localization algorithms. The chapter contains a discussion of evaluation criteria and performance metrics followed by statistical\\/empirical simulation models and parameters that affect the performance of the algorithms and hence their assessment. Two contrasting localization studies are presented and compared with reference to the evaluation criteria discussed throughout the chapter. The

  7. Robotics and local fusion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Philip J. Emmerman

    2005-01-01

    Teams of robots or mixed teams of warfighters and robots on reconnaissance and other missions can benefit greatly from a local fusion station. A local fusion station is defined here as a small mobile processor with interfaces to enable the ingestion of multiple heterogeneous sensor data and information streams, including blue force tracking data. These data streams are fused and

  8. Who Buys Local Food?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lydia Zepeda; Jinghan Li

    2006-01-01

    Using data from a national survey of food shoppers, a Lancaster-Weinstein model is estimated using probit analysis to investigate the characteristics of local food buyers. Because there is no standard for what “local food†is, consumer research is used to define the term fairly narrowly as buying from farmers’ markets, buying directly from farmers, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership.

  9. Localized (super)gravity

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    Antoniadis, Ignatios

    2003-01-01

    We discuss a string-theory-derived mechanism for localized gravity, which produces a deviation from Newton's law of gravitation at cosmological distances. This communication is based on the paper [1] (Non-compact Calabi-Yau manifolds and localized gravity) by Ruben Minasian and the present authors.

  10. Studying localization with landmarks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cedric Pradalier; Sepanta Sekhavat

    Localization with landmarks is a recurrent problem in robotics. In order to perceive the environ- ment, robots are often equipped with some exterocep- tive sensors (such as camera, laser range finder, etc). One way of using these sensors for localization is to de- tect some features in the environment and to use them as landmarks. In this paper, we present

  11. Marco polo localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eric Beowulf Martinson; Frank Dellaert

    2003-01-01

    We introduce the Marco Polo Localization approach, where we apply sound as a tool for gathering range measurements between robots, and use those to solve a range-only Simulta- neous Localization and Mapping problem. Range is calculated by correlating two recordings of the same sound, recorded on a pair of robots, after which the resulting time delay estimate is converted to

  12. Como Solicitar Los Beneficios del Seguro del Desempleo Transcripcin

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    Como Solicitar Los Beneficios del Seguro del Desempleo Transcripción Bienvenido a uno de los de desempleo en California, usted ha venido al lugar correcto, y aquí estamos para servirle. Este es a recibir sus beneficios del desempleo. Cuando usted hace una llamada u oprime su botón en su computadora

  13. Instantánea del cáncer de estómago

    Cancer.gov

    Información sobre las tendencias de incidencia, mortalidad y financiamiento del NCI sobre el cáncer de estómago; así como ejemplos de actividades del NCI y adelantos en la investigación de este tipo de cáncer.

  14. Instantánea del cáncer de ovario

    Cancer.gov

    Información sobre las tendencias de incidencia, mortalidad y financiamiento del NCI sobre el cáncer de ovario; así como ejemplos de actividades del NCI y adelantos en la investigación de este tipo de cáncer.

  15. Instantánea del cáncer de páncreas

    Cancer.gov

    Información sobre las tendencias de incidencia, mortalidad y financiamiento del NCI sobre el cáncer de páncreas; así como ejemplos de actividades del NCI y adelantos en la investigación de este tipo de cáncer.

  16. Local Toxicity from Local Anesthetic Polymeric Microparticles

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    McAlvin, J. Brian; Reznor, Gally; Shankarappa, Sahadev A.; Stefanescu, Cristina F.; Kohane, Daniel S.

    2013-01-01

    Background Local tissue injury from sustained release formulations for local anesthetics can be severe. There is considerable variability in reporting of that injury. We investigated the influence of the intrinsic myotoxicity of the encapsulated local anesthetic (lidocaine, low; bupivacaine, high) on tissue reaction in rats. Methods Cytotoxicity from a range of lidocaine and bupivacaine concentrations was measured in C2C12 myotubes over 6 days. Rats were given sciatic nerve blocks with 4 microparticulate formulations of lidocaine and bupivacaine: 10% (w/w) lidocaine poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), 10% (w/w) bupivacaine PLGA, 50% (w/w) lidocaine PLGA, and 50% (w/w) bupivacaine PLGA. Effectiveness of nerve blockade was assessed by a modified hotplate test and weight-bearing measurements. Myotoxicity was scored in histologic sections of injection sites. Bupivacaine and lidocaine release kinetics from the particles were measured. Results Median sensory blockade duration for 50% (w/w) lidocaine was 255 (90–540) min versus 840 (277–1215) min for 50% (w/w) bupivacaine (P=0.056). All microparticulate formulations resulted in myotoxicity. The choice of local anesthetic did not influence the severity of myotoxicity. Median myotoxicity scores for 50% (w/w) lidocaine compared to 50% (w/w) bupivacaine at 4 days was 3.4 (2.1–4.2) vs. 3.3 (2.9–3.5)(P=0.44) and at 14 days 1.9 (1.8–2.4) versus 1.7 (1.3–1.9)(P=0.23) respictively. Conclusions Lidocaine and bupivacaine PLGA microspheres resulted in similar degrees of myotoxicity, irrespective of drug loading. Intrinsic myotoxicity did not predict tissue injury from sustained release of these anesthetics. Caution is warranted in the use of such devices near muscle and nerve. PMID:23460564

  17. valorizzazione e fruizione del

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    Di Pillo, Gianni

    prevista per il Museo Orto Botanico di Roma, destinata all'educazione ambientale e alla "citizen science dati sulla biodiversità; un' app per Smartphone e Tablet dedicata alla fruizione del patrimonio storico della Biodiversità. Smartphone e tablet Il Progetto "SmartEcoPhone" ha realizzato una cross platform app

  18. Fisiología del crecimiento

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arlan L. Rosenbloom

    2007-01-01

    ExtractoEl crecimiento humano es un proceso dinámico y complejo que comienza con la fertilización del óvulo y se completa con la fusión de las epífisis y las metáfisis de los huesos largos, que caracteriza la terminación de la adolescencia. El crecimiento ocurre en fases, con características distintivas en términos de influencias dominantes derivadas de factores y patrones genéticos, ambientales\\/nutricionales y

  19. Explosion localization via infrasound.

    PubMed

    Szuberla, Curt A L; Olson, John V; Arnoult, Kenneth M

    2009-11-01

    Two acoustic source localization techniques were applied to infrasonic data and their relative performance was assessed. The standard approach for low-frequency localization uses an ensemble of small arrays to separately estimate far-field source bearings, resulting in a solution from the various back azimuths. This method was compared to one developed by the authors that treats the smaller subarrays as a single, meta-array. In numerical simulation and a field experiment, the latter technique was found to provide improved localization precision everywhere in the vicinity of a 3-km-aperture meta-array, often by an order of magnitude. PMID:19894784

  20. Selectively localized Wannier functions

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    Wang, Runzhi; Lazar, Emanuel; Park, Hyowon; Millis, Andrew; Marianetti, Chris

    2015-03-01

    Since the seminal work of Marzari and Vanderbilt, maximally localized Wannier functions have become widely used as real-space representations of electronic structure in periodic systems. In this talk we discuss selectively localized Wannier functions (SLWF) which allow localization of a particular subset of orbitals of interest, and also enable the fixing of orbital centers and ensuring the preservation of point-group symmetries. Applications of our method to GaAs, SrMnO3, and Co demonstrate that SLWF can offer improvements over standard techniques, especially in beyond DFT methods.

  1. Local magnetic fields in an anyon superconductor

    SciTech Connect

    Halperin, B.I. (Lyman Laboratory of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States))

    1992-03-01

    As has been noted previously, there should be orbital currents and magnetic fields associated with any inhomogeneities in the carrier density {rho}({bold r}) in anyon models of high-temperature superconductors. For a simple effective-mass model with two species of semions, one can calculate exactly the zero-temperature value of the coefficient {gamma}, which determines ratio between the current and {del}{rho}, for IsmallP values of {del}{rho}. We consider here various situations where {del}{rho} is IlargeP. For a circularly symmetric localized perturbation, we find constraints on the induced orbital magnetic moment at {ital T}=0 which show that the current cannot vanish, if the net inhomogeneity has a magnitude of one electronic charge. We also show that at temperatures above the superconducting transition, the total current at the boundary of a macroscopic sample is determined if the coefficient {gamma} is known; i.e., in this case the net current is the same as if the density gradients were small. As an intermediate step in our analyses, we review the formulation of the Hartree or Hartree-Fock approximation for an inhomogeneous anyon system. We also introduce a generalized anyon model, where the fictitious charge that couples to the Chern-Simons gauge field is smeared by a Gaussian of width {ital w}, for which the Hartree approximation becomes exact in the limit {ital w}{r arrow}{infinity}.

  2. Local Representations of Binding Local Representations of Binding

    E-print Network

    Pollack, Randy

    Local Representations of Binding Local Representations of Binding Randy Pollack LFCS, University, Stephanie Weirich Version of July 24, 2007 #12;Local Representations of Binding Local Representations Use syntactically distinct classes for (locally) bound variables vs (globally bound) "free" parameters. The idea

  3. Tutorial to Locales and Locale Interpretation Clemens Ballarin

    E-print Network

    Dougherty, Daniel J.

    Tutorial to Locales and Locale Interpretation Clemens Ballarin Abstract Locales are Isabelle design and implementation of locales have evolved consider- ably since Kamm¨uller did his initial experiments. Today, locales are a simple yet powerful extension of the Isar proof language. The present

  4. Locality and Community in the Politics of Local Economic Development

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    Kevin R. Cox; Andrew Mair

    1988-01-01

    Concomitant with the contemporary restructuring of local economies in the United States has been a distinctive local politics: one which revolves around a competition among localities rather than conflict with in them. The role of the local dependence of various actors is explored with a view to explaining this politics. Some firms are locally dependent and form business coalitions to

  5. Locally localized gravity: the inside story

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    Kaloper, Nemanja; Sorbo, Lorenzo

    2005-08-01

    We derive the exact gravitational field of a relativistic particle localized on an AdS 3-brane, with curvature radius ell, in AdS5 bulk with radius L. The solution is a gravitational shock wave. We use it to explore the dynamics of locally localized tensor gravitons over a wide range of scales. At distances below L the shock wave looks exactly like the 5DGR solution. Beyond L the solution approximates very closely the shock wave in 4D AdS space all the way out to distances ell3/L2 along the brane. At distances between L and ell, the effective 4D graviton is a composite built of the ultralight mode and heavier gravitons, whereas between ell and ell3/L2 it is just the ultralight mode. Finally beyond ell3/L2 the shock reveals a glimpse of the fifth dimension, since the ultralight mode wave function decays to zero at the rate inherited from the full 5D geometry. We obtain the precise bulk-side formula for the 4D Planck mass, defined as the coupling of the ultralight mode, in terms of the 5D Planck mass and the curvature radii. It includes higher-order corrections in L/ell, and reduces to the RS2 formula in the limit ell??. We discuss AdS/CFT interpretation of these results, and argue that the spatial variation of the effective gravitational coupling read from the shock wave amplitude corresponds to RG running driven by quantum effects in the dual CFT .

  6. Robotics and local fusion

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    Emmerman, Philip J.

    2005-05-01

    Teams of robots or mixed teams of warfighters and robots on reconnaissance and other missions can benefit greatly from a local fusion station. A local fusion station is defined here as a small mobile processor with interfaces to enable the ingestion of multiple heterogeneous sensor data and information streams, including blue force tracking data. These data streams are fused and integrated with contextual information (terrain features, weather, maps, dynamic background features, etc.), and displayed or processed to provide real time situational awareness to the robot controller or to the robots themselves. These blue and red force fusion applications remove redundancies, lessen ambiguities, correlate, aggregate, and integrate sensor information with context such as high resolution terrain. Applications such as safety, team behavior, asset control, training, pattern analysis, etc. can be generated or enhanced by these fusion stations. This local fusion station should also enable the interaction between these local units and a global information world.

  7. Weather Basics: Local Circulation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-03-10

    This resource explains the basic forces behind atmospheric circulation on a local scale. Topics include phenomena that help to drive circulation, such as solar heating, gravity, pressure, the coriolis effect, and friction. Two types of local circulation patterns are also discussed: mountain and valley breezes; and land and sea breezes. Photos and diagrams are provided to augment the written discussion, and links to related websites are also included.

  8. Local Public Finance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles B. Blankart; Rainald Borck

    In this essay, we survey the literature on local public finance. The first part deals with the normative theory of local public\\u000a finance, starting from the question when it is beneficial to decentralize public services. We then analyze the functioning\\u000a of a system of competitive jurisdictions in the spirit of Tiebout. The final part of the essay deals with constitutional

  9. Localization protected quantum order

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    Nandkishore, Rahul

    2015-03-01

    Many body localization occurs in isolated quantum systems, usually with strong disorder, and is marked by absence of dissipation, absence of thermal equilibration, and a memory of the initial conditions that survives in local observables for arbitrarily long times. The many body localized regime is a non-equilibrium, strongly disordered, non-self averaging regime that presents a new frontier for quantum statistical mechanics. In this talk, I point out that there exists a vast zoo of correlated many body localized states of matter, which may be classified using familiar notions of spontaneous symmetry breaking and topological order. I will point out that in the many body localized regime, spontaneous symmetry breaking can occur even at high energy densities in one dimensional systems, and topological order can occur even without a bulk gap. I will also discuss the phenomenology of imperfectly isolated many body localized systems, which are weakly coupled to a heat bath. I will conclude with a brief discussion of how these phenomena may best be detected in experiments. Collaborators: David Huse, S.L. Sondhi, Arijeet Pal, Vadim Oganesyan, A.C. Potter, Sarang Gopalakrishnan, S. Johri, R.N. Bhatt.

  10. Motivation and History Gerby Localization

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    Cavalieri, Renzo

    Motivation and History [C3 /Z3] Gerby Localization G-Hodge Integrals, Gerby Localization and GW( [C Columbia Renzo Cavalieri C3 /Z3 #12;Motivation and History [C3 /Z3] Gerby Localization Roadmap for the talk-P technique relations OO Gerby localization relations OO Application (Cadman-C, 2007): gerby localization

  11. Monaural Sound Localization Revisited

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    Wightman, Frederic L.; Kistler, Doris J.

    1997-01-01

    Research reported during the past few decades has revealed the importance for human sound localization of the so-called 'monaural spectral cues.' These cues are the result of the direction-dependent filtering of incoming sound waves accomplished by the pinnae. One point of view about how these cues are extracted places great emphasis on the spectrum of the received sound at each ear individually. This leads to the suggestion that an effective way of studying the influence of these cues is to measure the ability of listeners to localize sounds when one of their ears is plugged. Numerous studies have appeared using this monaural localization paradigm. Three experiments are described here which are intended to clarify the results of the previous monaural localization studies and provide new data on how monaural spectral cues might be processed. Virtual sound sources are used in the experiments in order to manipulate and control the stimuli independently at the two ears. Two of the experiments deal with the consequences of the incomplete monauralization that may have contaminated previous work. The results suggest that even very low sound levels in the occluded ear provide access to interaural localization cues. The presence of these cues complicates the interpretation of the results of nominally monaural localization studies. The third experiment concerns the role of prior knowledge of the source spectrum, which is required if monaural cues are to be useful. The results of this last experiment demonstrate that extraction of monaural spectral cues can be severely disrupted by trial-to-trial fluctuations in the source spectrum. The general conclusion of the experiments is that, while monaural spectral cues are important, the monaural localization paradigm may not be the most appropriate way to study their role.

  12. La guerra del fin del mundo: historia e invencion en una novela historica 

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    Loeffler, Lisa Bowe

    1984-01-01

    real al igual que los palos y las piedras". Tomando en cuenta el aspecto literario forzoso en la historiograffa, y la veracidad de una realidad interior que la ficcion historica pretende mostrar, ". . . history is no less a form of fiction than..., "Notes", 496-498). 18 La tercera faze empieza a finales del siglo diecinueve, y se trata de bandas independientes de los jefes locales que operaban por su propia cuenta. Eran bandidos que luchaban contra las volantes de la policia que los perseguia...

  13. Technical Potential for Local Distributed

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    Technical Potential for Local Distributed Photovoltaics in California Preliminary.391.5100 www.ethree.com Technical Potential for Local Distributed Photovoltaics in California Preliminary of a Consultant Report on the technical potential, costs, and benefits of local distributed solar

  14. Correlations in -local scenario

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    Mukherjee, Kaushiki; Paul, Biswajit; Sarkar, Debasis

    2015-06-01

    Recently Bell-type inequalities were introduced in Branciard et al. (Phys Rev A 85:032119, 2012) to analyze the correlations emerging in an entanglement swapping scenario characterized by independence of the two sources shared between three parties. The corresponding scenario was referred to as bilocal scenario. Here, we derive Bell-type inequalities in party scenario, i.e., in -local scenario. Considering the two different cases with several number of inputs and outputs, we derive local and -local bounds. The -local inequality studied for two cases are proved to be tight. Replacing the sources by maximally entangled states for two binary inputs and two binary outputs and also for the fixed input and four outputs, we observe quantum violations of -local bounds. But the resistance offered to noise cannot be increased as compared to the bilocal scenario. Thus increasing the number of parties in a linear fashion in source-independent scenario does not contribute in lowering down the requirements of revealing quantumness in a network in contrast to the star configuration (Tavakoli et al. in Phys Rev A 90:062109, 2014) of parties.

  15. The Local Velocity Field

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    Karen L. Masters

    2008-03-27

    We only see a small fraction of the matter in the universe, but the rest gives itself away by the impact of its gravity. The distortions from pure Hubble flow (or peculiar velocities) that this matter creates have the potential to be a powerful cosmological tool, but are also a nuisance for extragalactic astronomers who wish to use redshifts to estimate distances to local galaxies. We provide a quick overview of work on the local peculiar velocity field, discussing both simple spherical infall models, non-parametric modeling using redshifts surveys, and full velocity and density field reconstruction from peculiar velocities. We discuss results from a multiattractor model fit to data from the SFI++ sample of peculiar velocities - the best peculiar velocity data currently available. We also talk about the future of samples for the study of the local velocity field, especially the 2MASS Tully-Fisher (2MTF) survey.

  16. Localizador de Servicios de Apoyo - Instituto Nacional del Cáncer

    Cancer.gov

    HealthCare.gov es el primer centro de datos de alternativas de cobertura médica del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de EE. UU. que combina los programas públicos (ej. Medicare, Medicaid) con la información de más de 1 000 planes de seguros privados. El usuario puede buscar en Internet las opciones de cobertura médica específicas a su situación y a su comunidad local. Igualmente, Healthcare.gov tiene información sobre la reforma sanitaria Affordable Care Act.

  17. PROGRAMA PROFESORES PRECIO DEL CURSO

    E-print Network

    PROGRAMA PROFESORES PRECIO DEL CURSO 300,00 (exento I.V.A) (5 becas para estudiantes de doctorado apertura del curso. 10'00 h Cementos alcalinos: Introducción 11'00 h Café. 11,30 h Activación alcalina de (2011 ­ 2012) CURSO DE POSTGRADO DEL CSIC 20 A 21 de Marzo de 2012 Organizado por: INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS

  18. SUSY breaking in local string\\/F-theory models

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    R. Blumenhagen; J. P. Conlon; S. Krippendorf; S. Moster; F. Quevedo

    2009-01-01

    We investigate bulk moduli stabilisation and supersymmetry breaking in local string\\/F-theory models where the Standard Model is supported on a del Pezzo surface or singularity. Computing the gravity mediated soft terms on the Standard Model brane induced by bulk supersymmetry breaking in the LARGE volume scenario, we explicitly find suppressions by Ms\\/MP ~ Script V-1\\/2 compared to M3\\/2. This gives

  19. Festival del Sur '98

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    Má rquez Montes, Carmen

    1999-04-01

    clásico de Rojas se encarna en el actor y hace un recorrido por su historia, rememorando su nacimiento y las diversas etapas de éxito u olvido en su devenir; asimismo menciona los actores que le han interpretado y su opinión sobre ellos. Sobresale en... Angélica en el umbral del cielo de Eduardo Amor; La República con Chatarra, obra de creación colectiva; Clapso con Marea, espectáculo de danza; y Limundi con Fagolera, espectáculo de calle, con el fuego como nexo de unión. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria...

  20. AAnnuuaarriioo Universidad Nacional del Sur

    E-print Network

    Maguitman, Ana Gabriela

    Doctor Hugo Laborde Secretario del Consejo Superior Universitario Abogado Diego Duprat Secretario General Académico Doctor Marcelo Villar Secretario General de Ciencia y Tecnología Doctor Alfredo Juan Secretario

  1. Localization of plastic deformation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Rice

    1976-01-01

    The localization of plastic deformation into a shear band is discussed as an instability of plastic flow and a precursor to rupture. Experimental observations are reviewed, a general theoretical framework is presented, and specific calculations of critical conditions are carried out for a variety of material models. The interplay between features of inelastic constitutive description, especially deviations from normality and

  2. Theme: Local Program Success.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Camp, William G.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Includes "Professional Propagation" (Camp); "Managing Human Resources with Local Program Success (LPS)" (Daley); "Profit Sharing with LPS" (Moses); "Partners for Success" (Mecey- Smith); "Achieving LPS by Collaborating with Partners, Allies and Volunteers" (Oglesby); LPS...Just What Agricultural Education Needs, Another Acronym" (Rist); "The…

  3. State and local governments

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Barnes, Dennis

    1990-01-01

    The Virginia Space Grant Consortium approach to a close working relation to state and local governments is presented as a model for consideration. State government relations are especially important in that this is a primary resource in securing matching funds. Avenues for establishing these relationships are listed and discussed.

  4. Local spin foams

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    Elena Magliaro; Claudio Perini

    2013-01-08

    The central object of this paper is a holonomy formulation for spin foams. Within this new represen- tation, we analyze three general requirements: locality, composition law, cylindrical consistency. In particular, cylindrical consistency is shown to fix the arbitrary normalization of the vertex amplitude in the case of Euclidean signature.

  5. Localized subspace projection

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. J. Baranoski; A. Steinhardt

    1993-01-01

    The authors explore a new data-independent rank-reduction technique, called localized subspace projection (LSP), for adaptive array processing applications. The subspace is determined solely by the desired mainbeam location and width and the a priori knowledge of the array manifold, and is therefore independent of the directional interference environment. Due to the subspace construction, the algorithm provides enhanced sidelobe control over

  6. Local Climate Snapshots

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    California Energy Commission

    This interactive visualization provides a clear, well-documented snapshot of current and projected values of several climate variables for local areas in California. The climate variables include observed and projected temperatures, projected snowpack, areas vulnerable to flooding due to sea level rise, and projected increase in wildfires. The projected values come from expert sources and well-established climate models.

  7. Local laboratory ventilation devices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Koenigsberg

    1995-01-01

    This article is a discussion of the ``other`` laboratory ventilation devices described in OSHA`s laboratory standard that could be used in lieu of traditional chemical fume hoods. The reference ``local`` or ``other`` ventilation device is used with little or no information provided as to the type, design, or performance criteria appropriate for specific applications, as was done in excruciating detail

  8. LS Localizer Multipath Analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. L. Shih

    1971-01-01

    The scattering effect of structures on Instrument Landing System localizer signals is analyzed in this paper. A generalized computer program results which can be used to determine the reflection from surfaces of most materials and orientations for which the radius of curvature is large compared with the wavelength. For most reflecting walls, a closed form solution is used and the

  9. LOCAL TALENT, GLOBAL IMPACT

    E-print Network

    Paxton, Anthony T.

    to make global weather forecasts more accurate and help scientists better understand climate change? 55LOCAL TALENT, GLOBAL IMPACT SHOWCASING THE IMPACT OF WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH AT QUEEN'S THURSDAY, 13's is at the forefront of global information security - developing technology that counters cyber attacks and helps

  10. Local Group(s)

    E-print Network

    Eva K. Grebel

    2006-05-22

    The properties of the galaxies of the Local Group are reviewed, followed by a brief discussion of nearby groups. The galaxy groups in our vicinity - the M81 group, the Cen A group, and the IC 342/Maffei group - are in many respects Local Group analogs: Their luminosity functions, galaxy content, fractional galaxy type distribution, crossing times, masses, and zero-velocity surface radii are similar to those of the Local Group. Also, the nearby groups usually consist of two subgroups, some of which approach each other and may ultimately merge to form a fossil group. These poor groups contrast with the less evolved, loose and extended galaxy ``clouds'' such as the Scl group and the CVn I cloud. These are characterized by long crossing times, are dominated by gas-rich, late-type galaxies, and lack gas-deficient, low luminosity early-type dwarfs. These clouds may be groups still in formation. The local Hubble flow derived from the clouds and groups is very cold.

  11. Character, Global and Local

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JONATHAN WEBBER

    2007-01-01

    Philosophers have recently argued that we should revise our understanding of character. An individual's behaviour is governed not by a set of 'global' traits, each elicited by a certain kind of situational feature, but by a much larger array of 'local' traits, each elicited by a certain combination of situational features. The data cited by these philosophers supports their theory

  12. Lithium Local Pseudopotential Using

    E-print Network

    Petta, Jason

    Lithium Local Pseudopotential Using DFT Sergio Orozco Student Advisor: Chen Huang Faculty Mentor Lithium LPS Test Lithium LPS #12;Density Functional Theory (DFT) Successful quantum mechanical approach (1979) #12;Building LPS for Lithium Create a LPS using NLPS density for Lithium Test LPS by comparing

  13. Local versus National Calibrations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Green, Donald Ross

    An assessment of the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) City-Wide Testing Program is presented to determine the effects of using customized achievement tests to achieve multiple purposes. The tests are derived from, or related to, the tests in a nationally standardized test battery, but include items written specifically to measure the local curriculum.…

  14. Tackling a Local Problem.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cook, Martin

    1995-01-01

    Students studying water as a class project were concerned by levels of pollution at a nearby river and the local beach. They identified three environmental problems for research including sewage discharge, beach litter, and quality of swimming water. Research consisted of field trips which allowed for opportunities to improve skills in collecting…

  15. Source localization and beamforming

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joe C. Chen; Kung Yao; Ralph E. Hudson

    2002-01-01

    Distributed sensor networks have been proposed for a wide range of applications. The main purpose of a sensor network is to monitor an area, including detecting, identifying, localizing, and tracking one or more objects of interest. These networks may be used by the military in surveillance, reconnaissance, and combat scenarios or around the perimeter of a manufacturing plant for intrusion

  16. Principle of relative locality

    SciTech Connect

    Amelino-Camelia, Giovanni [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita 'La Sapienza', and Sez. Roma1 INFN, P. le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma (Italy); Freidel, Laurent; Smolin, Lee [Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 31 Caroline Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Y5 (Canada); Kowalski-Glikman, Jerzy [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw, Pl. Maxa Borna 9, 50-204 Wroclaw (Poland)

    2011-10-15

    We propose a deepening of the relativity principle according to which the invariant arena for nonquantum physics is a phase space rather than spacetime. Descriptions of particles propagating and interacting in spacetimes are constructed by observers, but different observers, separated from each other by translations, construct different spacetime projections from the invariant phase space. Nonetheless, all observers agree that interactions are local in the spacetime coordinates constructed by observers local to them. This framework, in which absolute locality is replaced by relative locality, results from deforming energy-momentum space, just as the passage from absolute to relative simultaneity results from deforming the linear addition of velocities. Different aspects of energy-momentum space geometry, such as its curvature, torsion and nonmetricity, are reflected in different kinds of deformations of the energy-momentum conservation laws. These are in principle all measurable by appropriate experiments. We also discuss a natural set of physical hypotheses which singles out the cases of energy-momentum space with a metric compatible connection and constant curvature.

  17. Teaching Local History.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Singer, Alan, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This Social Science Docket theme issue focuses on teaching local history and included theme and non-themed articles, lesson plans, learning activities, and book, movie, and museum reviews designed for K-12 social studies teachers. Articles and materials in this issue are: "Editing Is Not Censorship" (Alan Singer); "Teachers Respond to 'Editing Is…

  18. Locality Preserving Projections

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiaofei He; Partha Niyogi

    2003-01-01

    Many problems in information processing involve some form of dimen- sionality reduction. In this paper, we introduce Locality Preserving Pro- jections (LPP). These are linear projective maps that arise by solving a variational problem that optimally preserves the neighborhood structure of the data set. LPP should be seen as an alternative to Principal Com- ponent Analysis (PCA) - a classical

  19. Paul Cockshott, Allin Cottrell Las ideas importantes del socialismo del

    E-print Network

    Cockshott, W. Paul

    : Acabó con la polarización de la sociedad en ricos y pobres Acabó con el desempleo Logró progreso ventajas: Alguna reducción en las desigualdades del ingreso Reducción del desempleo Progreso económico para diferencias grandes entre unos billonarios y los trabajadores ordinarios seguían. El desempleo masivo

  20. Las teorías del desarrollo a principios del siglo XXI

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amartya Sen

    1998-01-01

    Este artículo revisa el estado actual de las teorías del desarrollo teniendo en cuenta la experiencia histórica y la evolución interna de la teoría desde finales de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Aunque la comprensión del desarrollo ha mejorado, se han hecho generalizaciones indebidas y extraído lecciones infundadas. Sen rechaza la oposición entre Estado y mercado y entre planificación y rentabilidad,

  1. Symbolic local information transfer

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    Nakajima, K.; Haruna, T.

    2013-06-01

    Recently, the permutation-information theoretic approach has been used in a broad range of research fields. In particular, in the study of high-dimensional dynamical systems, it has been shown that this approach can be effective in characterizing global properties, including the complexity of their spatiotemporal dynamics. Here, we show that this approach can also be applied to reveal local spatiotemporal profiles of distributed computations existing at each spatiotemporal point in the system. J. T. Lizier et al. have recently introduced the concept of local information dynamics, which consists of information storage, transfer, and modification. This concept has been intensively studied with regard to cellular automata, and has provided quantitative evidence of several characteristic behaviors observed in the system. In this paper, by focusing on the local information transfer, we demonstrate that the application of the permutation-information theoretic approach, which introduces natural symbolization methods, makes the concept easily extendible to systems that have continuous states. We propose measures called symbolic local transfer entropies, and apply these measures to two test models, the coupled map lattice (CML) system and the Bak-Sneppen model (BS-model), to show their relevance to spatiotemporal systems that have continuous states. In the CML, we demonstrate that it can be successfully used as a spatiotemporal filter to stress a coherent structure buried in the system. In particular, we show that the approach can clearly stress out defect turbulences or Brownian motion of defects from the background, which gives quantitative evidence suggesting that these moving patterns are the information transfer substrate in the spatiotemporal system. We then show that these measures reveal qualitatively different properties from the conventional approach using the sliding window method, and are also robust against external noise. In the BS-model, we demonstrate that these measures can provide novel insight to the model, featuring how symbolic local information transfer is related to the dynamical properties of the elements involved in a spatiotemporal dynamics.

  2. Collecting and Using Local History.

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    Miller, Marcia Muth

    The local history collection should contain: county histories; city and village histories; state and regional histories; anniversary booklets; company histories; local newspapers; local magazines; genealogies; family albums; diaries; journals, and letters; account books; club yearbooks; school annuals; telephone books, city directories and local…

  3. Lo-cal dimensionality reduction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stefan Schaal; S. Vijayakumar; C. g. Atkeson

    1998-01-01

    If globally high dimensional data has locally only low dimensional distributions,it is advantageous to perform a local dimensionality reduction beforefurther processing the data. In this paper we examine several techniques forlocal dimensionality reduction in the context of locally weighted linear regression.As possible candidates, we derive local versions of factor analysisregression, principle component regression, principle component regressionon joint distributions, and partial...

  4. Real-Time Topometric Localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takeo Kanade

    2012-01-01

    Autonomous vehicles must be capable of localizing even in GPS denied situations. In this paper, we propose a real- time method to localize a vehicle along a route using visual im- agery or range information. Our approach is an implementation of topometric localization, which combines the robustness of topological localization with the geometric accuracy of metric methods. We construct a

  5. Local Structural Analysis: A Primer

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mathieu Delalandre; Éric Trupin; Jean-marc Ogier

    2003-01-01

    The structural analysis is a processing step during which graphs are extracted from binary images. We can decompose the structural analysis into local and global approaches. The local approach decomposes the connected components, and the global approach groups them together. This paper deals especially with the local structural analysis. The local structural analysis is employed for different applications like symbol

  6. Local Structural Analysis: a Primer

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Delalandre Mathieu; Trupin Eric; Ogier Jean-Marc

    The structural analysis is a processing step during which graphs are extracted from binary images. We can decompose the structural analysis into local and global approaches. The local approach decomposes the connected components, and the global approach groups them together. This paper deals especially with the local structural analysis. The local structural analysis is employed for different applications like symbol

  7. Collaborative Multi-Robot Localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dieter Fox; Wolfram Burgard; Hannes Kruppa; Sebastian Thrun

    1999-01-01

    . This paper presents a probabilistic algorithm for collaborative mobilerobot localization. Our approach uses a sample-based version of Markov localization,capable of localizing mobile robots in an any-time fashion. When teamsof robots localize themselves in the same environment, probabilistic methods areemployed to synchronize each robot's belief whenever one robot detects another.As a result, the robots localize themselves faster, maintain higher accuracy,

  8. Las mesas de trabajo ambiental como estrategia de autoformaciòn y fortalecimiento del liderazgo docente: una experiencia de cooperaciòn

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alfredo Antonio pupo Gomez; Marìa Teresa Holguìn Aguirre

    2010-01-01

    RESUMEN Para el desarrollo de los Proyectos Ambientales Escolares en la Localidad de Suba, se implementó como estrategia de trabajo participativo la Mesa Educación Ambiental Local - MEAL, en donde participan las instituciones educativas de la Localidad de Suba Bogotá D.C., bajo la orientación del Centro Administrativo de Educación Local - CADEL 11 y la Universidad Libre, en el marco

  9. Manejo Ambiental del Asma Peditrica

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    Bezrukov, Sergey M.

    Manejo Ambiental del Asma Pediátrica Guías para el Personal de Salud #12;Aprobado por Ambulatory Nurse Practitioners #12;Manejo Ambiental del Asma Pediátrica Guías para el Personal de Salud Agosto National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. #12;Iniciativa para el Asma Pediátrica Comité

  10. EL ORIGEN BIOLÓGICO DEL DERECHO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Axel P. Retana-Salazar

    En este trabajo se aborda el posible origen evolutivo del derecho como una consecuencia del desarrollo social de nuestra especie. Otras especies con sistemas sociales similares presentan varias reglas para la convivencia en grupo. Algunas de estas reglas son comunes en todas las especies con comportamiento social. El desarrollo de la sociobiología en las últimas décadas es una herramienta importante

  11. Metodologa de investigacin para la restauracin del

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    Rey Benayas, José María

    DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DEL MEDIO RURAL LEY DE 28 DE MAYO DE 2007, DE SUELO #12;CAMBIOS EN LOS USOS DEL SUELO sostenible es reivindicar el paisaje como la materialización del encuentro entre el territorio, la acción

  12. Monitor de Pilates Programa del curso

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    Escolano, Francisco

    1 Monitor de Pilates Programa del curso 1. Bases biomédicas del Pilates (15 HORAS). 1 técnicos y comunicativos: aspectos psicosociales y emocionales. Estructura del curso 50 horas. Número: Fútbol · Profesor Master, Posgrados y Cursos Universidad Europea Madrid, Universidad CAECE, Universidad

  13. THz Local Oscillator Technology

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    Mehdi, Imran

    2004-01-01

    The last decade has seen a number of technological advancements that have now made it possible to implement fully solid state local oscillator chains up to 2 THz. These chains are composed of cascaded planar multiplier stages that are pumped with W-band high power sources. The high power W-band sources are achieved by power combining MMIC amplifiers and can provide in access of 150 mW with about 10% bandwidth. Planar diode technology has also enabled novel circuit topologies that can take advantage of the high input power and demonstrate significant efficiencies well into the THz range. Cascaded chains to 1.9 THz have now been demonstrated with enough output power to successfully pump hot-electron bolometer mixers in this frequency range. An overview of the current State-of-the-Art of the local oscillator technology will be presented along with highlighting future trends and challenges.

  14. Local contrast enhancement

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    Bressan, Marco; Dance, Christopher R.; Poirier, Hervé; Arregui, Damián

    2007-01-01

    We introduce a novel algorithm for local contrast enhancement. The algorithm exploits a background image which is estimated with an edge-preserving filter. The background image controls a gain which enhances important details hidden in underexposed regions of the input image. Our designs for the gain, edge-preserving filter and chrominance recovery avoid artifacts and ensure the superior image quality of our results, as extensively validated by user evaluations. Unlike previous local contrast methods, ours is fully automatic in the sense that it can be directly applied to any input image with no parameter adjustment. This is because we exploit a trainable decision mechanism which classifies images as benefiting from enhancement or otherwise. Finally, a novel windowed TRC mechanism based on monotonic regression ensures that the algorithm takes only 0.3 s to process a 10 MPix image on a 3 GHz Pentium.

  15. A local dissipation theorem.

    PubMed

    Talaei, Zahra; Reid, James C; Searles, Debra J

    2012-12-01

    The transient time correlation function is a standard method for measuring transport properties in simulations. It represents a special case of a more general theorem, the dissipation theorem, that indirectly calculates phase function averages though the use of the dissipation function. These indirect averages often have significantly less statistical error than direct averages. Recently, it has been demonstrated that a local version of the fluctuation theorem can be derived with a well defined deviation from the global result at sufficiently low fields. Here we show that a similar local expression can be obtained for the dissipation theorem, providing a way of determining values of phase functions by monitoring the fluctuations of phase functions in a small region of the system. PMID:23231220

  16. The Local Dark Matter

    SciTech Connect

    Helfer, H.L.

    2005-10-21

    The observations of the extended rotation curves of some galaxies provide important constraints upon the nature of the local dark matter present in the halos of these galaxies. Using these constraints, one can show that the halo dark matter cannot be some population of conventional astronomical objects and (most probably) cannot be a population of exotic non-interacting particles. We suggest that the halos can be regarded as large spatial fluctuations in a classic scalar field.

  17. Local and Regional Hyperthermia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Miriam R. Habib; David L. Morris

    \\u000a Hyperthermia is a rise in core body temperature above the physiological norm. Used for centuries as a remedy for a range of\\u000a afflictions, heat therapy is now recognised as an effective adjunct in the treatment of many cancers. Hyperthermia maybe induced\\u000a locally in tissues to target a specific disease focus, or regionally in an extremity or body cavity. Its usefulness

  18. Tropical Severe Local Storms

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-14

    The module provides a brief overview of severe local storms in the tropics. Basic ingredients for thunderstorms and assessment of thunderstorm potential from soundings are described. Then properties and hazards of ordinary thunderstorms, multicellular thunderstorms, supercells are reviewed. Conditions conducive to supercell formation in the tropics are examined along with methods of identifying them in radar and satellite images. Supercell and non-supercell tornado properties and formation are described. Finally, tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils properties are compared.

  19. Enhanced local tomography

    DOEpatents

    Katsevich, Alexander J. (Los Alamos, NM); Ramm, Alexander G. (Manhattan, KS)

    1996-01-01

    Local tomography is enhanced to determine the location and value of a discontinuity between a first internal density of an object and a second density of a region within the object. A beam of radiation is directed in a predetermined pattern through the region of the object containing the discontinuity. Relative attenuation data of the beam is determined within the predetermined pattern having a first data component that includes attenuation data through the region. In a first method for evaluating the value of the discontinuity, the relative attenuation data is inputted to a local tomography function .function..sub..LAMBDA. to define the location S of the density discontinuity. The asymptotic behavior of .function..sub..LAMBDA. is determined in a neighborhood of S, and the value for the discontinuity is estimated from the asymptotic behavior of .function..sub..LAMBDA.. In a second method for evaluating the value of the discontinuity, a gradient value for a mollified local tomography function .gradient..function..sub..LAMBDA..epsilon. (x.sub.ij) is determined along the discontinuity; and the value of the jump of the density across the discontinuity curve (or surface) S is estimated from the gradient values.

  20. CULTURE AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE CULTURE ET GOUVERNANCE LOCALE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    CULTURE AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE CULTURE ET GOUVERNANCE LOCALE Jour et nuit : une géographie inversée travaux sont en passe d'être terminés. Nous avons choisi le secteur des quais car cette partie de la ville

  1. Non-Local Crowd Dynamics Dynamique non locale des foules

    E-print Network

    Mercier, Magali

    Non-Local Crowd Dynamics Dynamique non locale des foules Rinaldo M. Colombo a Mauro Garavello b] and the references therein. The vector I (t) (x) Email addresses: rinaldo.colombo@unibs.it (Rinaldo M. Colombo

  2. Medial Axis Local Planner: Local Planning for Medial Axis Roadmaps

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    Manavi, Kasra Mehron

    2012-07-16

    implemented this local planner and have tested it in 2D and 3 D rigid body and 8D and 16D fixed base articulated linkage environments. We compare MALP with a straight-line local planner (SL), a typical local planer used in motion planning that interpolated...

  3. The early experiences of local climate change adaptation in Norwegian compared with that of local environmental policy, Local Agenda 21 and local climate change mitigation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carlo Aall

    2012-01-01

    Norwegian experiences on local environmental policy, Local Agenda 21 (LA21), local climate change mitigation (CCM) and local climate change adaptation (CCA) are compared in this article. One conclusion is that local CCA lacks the normative impetus for local action that LA21 and local CCM have had, thus making it harder to include CCA in serious policy-making at the local level

  4. The early experiences of local climate change adaptation in Norwegian compared with that of local environmental policy, Local Agenda 21 and local climate change mitigation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carlo Aall

    2011-01-01

    Norwegian experiences on local environmental policy, Local Agenda 21 (LA21), local climate change mitigation (CCM) and local climate change adaptation (CCA) are compared in this article. One conclusion is that local CCA lacks the normative impetus for local action that LA21 and local CCM have had, thus making it harder to include CCA in serious policy-making at the local level

  5. Local Govt. Private Fdn.

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Local Govt. 0.2% Industry 4.6% Private Fdn. 1.2% Federal 88.4% Other 2.3% State 3.3% $0 $20,000,000 $40,000,000 $60,000,000 $80,000,000 $100,000,000 $120,000,000 $140,000,000 1995- 1996 1996- 1997 1997.5% $0 $5,000,000 $10,000,000 $15,000,000 $20,000,000 $25,000,000 $30,000,000 $35,000,000 $40,000,000

  6. Anderson Localization and Supersymmetry

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    Efetov, K. B.

    The supersymmetry method for study of disordered systems is shortly reviewed. The discussion starts with a historical introduction followed by an explanation of the idea of using Grassmann anticommuting variables for investigating disordered metals. After that the nonlinear supermatrix ?-model is derived. Solution of several problems obtained with the help of the ?-model is presented. This includes the problem of the level statistics in small metal grains, localization in wires and films, and Anderson metal-insulator transition. Calculational schemes developed for studying these problems form the basis of subsequent applications of the supersymmetry approach.

  7. Local Experts in Social Media 

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    Bachani, Vandana

    2013-12-04

    The problem of finding topic experts on social networking sites has been a continued topic of research. This thesis addresses the problem of identifying local experts in social media systems like Twitter. Local experts are experts with a topical...

  8. Power Optimization for Network Localization

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    Shen, Yuan

    Reliable and accurate localization of mobile objects is essential for many applications in wireless networks. In range-based localization, the position of the object can be inferred using the distance measurements from ...

  9. Bayesian locally weighted online learning 

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    Edakunni, Narayanan U.

    2010-01-01

    Locally weighted regression is a non-parametric technique of regression that is capable of coping with non-stationarity of the input distribution. Online algorithms like Receptive FieldWeighted Regression and Locally ...

  10. Los Logros y las Carencias de las Transferencias de Efectivo Condicionadass: Evaluación del Impacto del Programa Tekoporã del Paraguay

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    Fabio Veras Soares; Rafael Perez Ribas; Guilherme Issamu Hirata

    2008-01-01

    El Centro Internacional de Pobreza (CIP), con el apoyo del GTZ y el FNUAP, ha llevado a cabo recientemente una evaluación del impacto del programa piloto de Tekoporã, un programa de transferencias de efectivo condicionadas (CCT, en su sigla inglesa) en Paraguay. Previamente, el CIP analizó el marco lógico del programa y sus dificultades de aplicación, y se evaluaron sus

  11. Local virial and tensor theorems.

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    Cohen, Leon

    2011-11-17

    We show that for any wave function and potential the local virial theorem can always be satisfied 2K(r) = r·?V by choosing a particular expression for the local kinetic energy. In addition, we show that for each choice of local kinetic energy there are an infinite number of quasi-probability distributions which will generate the same expression. We also consider the local tensor virial theorem. PMID:21863837

  12. Wireless sensor network localization techniques

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    Guoqiang Mao; Baris Fidan; Brian D. O. Anderson

    2007-01-01

    Wireless sensor network localization is an important area that attracted significant research interest. This interest is expected to grow further with the proliferation of wireless sensor network applications. This paper provides an overview of the measurement techniques in sensor network localization and the one-hop localization algorithms based on these measurements. A detailed investigation on multi-hop connectivity-based and distance-based localization algorithms

  13. Local Quantum Constraints

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    Grundling, Hendrik; Lledó, Fernando

    We analyze the situation of a local quantum field theory with constraints, both indexed by the same set of space-time regions. In particular we find ``weak'' Haag-Kastler axioms which will ensure that the final constrained theory satisfies the usual Haag-Kastler axioms. Gupta-Bleuler electromagnetism is developed in detail as an example of a theory which satisfies the ``weak'' Haag-Kastler axioms but not the usual ones. This analysis is done by pure C*-algebraic means without employing any indefinite metric representations, and we obtain the same physical algebra and positive energy representation for it than by the usual means. The price for avoiding the indefinite metric, is the use of nonregular representations and complex valued test functions. We also exhibit the precise connection with the usual indefinite metric representation. We conclude the analysis by comparing the final physical algebra produced by a system of local constrainings with the one obtained from a single global constraining and also consider the issue of reduction by stages. For the usual spectral condition on the generators of the translation group, we also find a ``weak'' version, and show that the Gupta-Bleuler example satisfies it.

  14. LOCALITY AND REALITY

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    Stapp, Henry P.

    1980-02-01

    Einstein's principle that no signal travels faster than suggests that observations in one spacetime region should not depend on whether or not a radioactive decay is detected in a spacelike separated region. This locality property is incompatible with the predictions of quantum theory, and this incompatibility holds independently of the questions of realism, objective reality, and hidden variables. It holds both in the pragmatic quantum theory of Bohr and in realistic frameworks. It is shown here to hold in a completed realistic quantum theory that reconciles Einstein's demand for a description of reality itself with Bohr's contention that quantum theory is complete. This completed realistic quantum theory has no hidden variables, and no objective reality in which observable attributes can become definite independently of observers. The, theory is described in some detail, with particular attention to those aspects related to the question of locality. This completed realistic quantum theory is in principle more comprehensive than Bohr.' s pragmatic quantum theory because it is not limited in principle by the requirement that the observed system be physically separated from the observing one. Applications are discussed.

  15. Attacks on Local Searching Tools

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    Seth Nielson; Seth J. Fogarty; Dan S. Wallach

    The Google Desktop Search is an indexing tool, currently in beta testing, designed to a llow users fast, intuitive, searching for local files. The principle interfa ce is provided through a local web server which supports an interface similar to Google.com's normal web pa ge. Indexing of local files occurs when the system is idle, and understands a number of

  16. Attacks on Local Searching Tools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Seth James Nielson; Seth J. Fogarty; Dan S. Wallach

    2011-01-01

    The Google Desktop Search is an indexing tool, currently in beta testing, designed to allow users fast, intuitive, searching for local files. The principle interface is provided through a local web server which supports an interface similar to Google.com's normal web page. Indexing of local files occurs when the system is idle, and understands a number of common file types.

  17. Weak localization and weak anti-localization in topological insulators

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    Lu, Hai-Zhou; Shen, Shun-Qing

    2014-08-01

    Weak localization and weak anti-localization are quantum interference effects in quantum transport in a disor- dered electron system. Weak anti-localization enhances the conductivity and weak localization suppresses the conductivity with decreasing temperature at very low temperatures. A magnetic field can destroy the quantum interference effect, giving rise to a cusp-like positive and negative magnetoconductivity as the signatures of weak localization and weak anti-localization, respectively. These effects have been widely observed in topological in- sulators. In this article, we review recent progresses in both theory and experiment of weak (anti-)localization in topological insulators, where the quasiparticles are described as Dirac fermions. We predicted a crossover from weak anti-localization to weak localization if the massless Dirac fermions (such as the surface states of topo- logical insulator) acquire a Dirac mass, which was confirmed experimentally. The bulk states in a topological insulator thin film can exhibit the weak localization effect, quite different from other system with strong spin- orbit interaction. We compare the localization behaviors of Dirac fermions with conventional electron systems in the presence of disorders of different symmetries. Finally, we show that both the interaction and quantum interference are required to account for the experimentally observed temperature and magnetic field dependence of the conductivity at low temperatures.

  18. Alberto del Pozo

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries was a recipient of 17 original illustrations by Alberto del Pozo in 1998 from the Campilli family. "The Oricha Collection" is their gift, and it contains illustrations in pen, crayon, and ink and the collection "pays homage to the primary gods and goddesses that comprise the Afro-Cuban religion of Santer'a." The "Introduction" near the top of the page, is a good place for visitors to start learning about Pozo, who was a Parson's School of Design-trained, Cuban artist who died at the age of 47. The "Biographical Sketch" is worth looking at as well. Examples of his colorful, heavily patterned and symbolism-intensive drawings of Santeria gods and goddesses can be found in the link "Gallery". The description of each drawing is given in English and Spanish. Finally, visitors interested in more information on the Santeria, can look at the "Further Readings" link for authoritative books on the subject.

  19. I Encuentro del Equipo Ejecutivo Vicerrectorado Administrativo

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    Vásquez, Carlos

    Gestión del Capital Humano · Incremento de la eficacia, eficiencia y rendimiento de la DGCH · Mejoramiento de Gestión del Capital Humano · Digitalización de los EXPEDIENTES · Sistema de Información Gestión del Capital Humano METAS 2009-2013 ·Diagnóstico y Reorganización de la DGCH ·Implantación del

  20. NOTES DEL SEMINARI FUNCIONS THETA

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    Travesa, Artur

    NOTES DEL SEMINARI FUNCIONS THETA Barcelona, 2003 #12;10 Notes del Seminari de Teoria de Nombres (UB-UAB-UPC) Comitè editorial P. Bayer E. Nart J. Quer #12;FUNCIONS THETA Edició a cura de P. Bayer J-02 ISBN: 84-923250-7-0 #12;iv #12;´Index 1 Funcions theta de Jacobi i corbes el·l´iptiques (I) E. Torres 3

  1. THz Local Oscillator Sources

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    Mehdi, Imran; Schlecht, Erich; Chattopadhyay, Goutam; Siegel, Peter H.

    Most operational Submillimeter-wave radio telescopes, both space borne and ground based, employ local oscillator sources based on Gunn diodes followed by whisker contacted Schottky multipliers. Enough progress, however, has been made on a number of fronts to conclude that next generation of radio telescopes that become operational in the new Millennium will have a different local oscillator (LO) generation architecture. MMIC power amplifiers with impressive gain in the Ka- to-W band have enabled the use of microwave synthesizers which can then be actively multiplied to provide a frequency agile power source beyond 100 GHz. This medium power millimeter source can then be amplified to enable efficient pumping of follow-on balanced multiplier stages. Input power to the multipliers can be further enhanced by power combining to achieve close to half a Watt at W-band. An 800 GHz three-stage multiplier chain, implemented this way has demonstrated a peak output power of 1 mW. A second advance in LO generation lies in the Schottky diode varactor technology. Planar Schottky diode multipliers have now been demonstrated up to 1500 GHz and it can be assumed that most of the future multiplier chains will be based on these robust devices rather than the whisker contacted diode of the past. The ability to produce planar GaAs diode chips deep into the THz range, with submicron dimensions, has opened up a wide range of circuit design space which can be taken advantage of to improve efficiency, bandwidth, and power handling capability of the multipliers. A third breakthrough has been the demonstration of photonic based LO sources utilizing GaAs photomixers. These sources, though not yet implemented in robust space borne missions, offer a number of advantages over their electronic counterparts, including extremely broad tuning, fiber coupled components, and solid-state implementation. Another development, which holds some promise, is the use of micro-machining technology to implement fundamental THz oscillators based on vacuum tube principles, such as the nanoklystrons. This talk will present an overview of the current technologies that are available for implementing local oscillator sources for heterodyne receivers. Progress to date on specific components will be discussed in some detail. Outstanding issues and concerns regarding practical implementation of these new technologies will also be discussed.

  2. INFORME SOBRE L'APLICACI DEL RGIM DE DEDICACI DEL PROFESSORAT DE LA UPC

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    Casanellas, Marta

    ;1 INFORME AVALUACIÓ DEL RÈGIM DE DEDICACIÓ DEL PDI DE LA UPC Convocatòria 2011 PREÀMBUL En data 24 de juliol realitzar la difusió dels resultats del procés entre el PDI afectat, es varen gestionar les incidències'aquesta fase, són Difusió dels resultats · Total PDI avaluat 1.755 · PDI que va accedir a l'aplicació 1.557 (88

  3. Headphone localization of speech

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    Begault, Durand R.; Wenzel, Elizabeth M.

    1993-01-01

    Three-dimensional acoustic display systems have recently been developed that synthesize virtual sound sources over headphones based on filtering by head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), the direction-dependent spectral changes caused primarily by the pinnae. In this study, 11 inexperienced subjects judged the apparent spatial location of headphone-presented speech stimuli filtered with nonindividualized HRTFs. About half of the subjects 'pulled' their judgments toward either the median or the lateral-vertical planes, and estimates were almost always elevated. Individual differences were pronounced for the distance judgments; 15 to 46 percent of stimuli were heard inside the head, with the shortest estimates near the median plane. The results suggest that most listeners can obtain useful azimuth information from speech stimuli filtered by nonindividualized HRTFs. Measurements of localization error and reversal rates are comparable with a previous study that used broadband noise stimuli.

  4. Local laboratory ventilation devices

    SciTech Connect

    Koenigsberg, J. [GPR Planners Collaborative, White Plains, NY (United States)

    1995-10-01

    This article is a discussion of the ``other`` laboratory ventilation devices described in OSHA`s laboratory standard that could be used in lieu of traditional chemical fume hoods. The reference ``local`` or ``other`` ventilation device is used with little or no information provided as to the type, design, or performance criteria appropriate for specific applications, as was done in excruciating detail for their fume hood cousins. Equally curious is the fact that no performance test criteria were established for this category of equipment. Therefore, great care must be taken by the designer to determine the specific application intended for each unit specified and confirm that its use is appropriate for the task. In light of these standards, manufacturers have responded with many new and innovative products.

  5. Uncertainty Principle Respects Locality

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    Dongsheng Wang

    2015-04-19

    The notion of nonlocality implicitly implies there might be some kind of spooky action at a distance in nature, however, the validity of quantum mechanics has been well tested up to now. In this work it is argued that the notion of nonlocality is physically improper, the basic principle of locality in nature is well respected by quantum mechanics, namely, the uncertainty principle. We show that the quantum bound on the Clauser, Horne, Shimony, and Holt (CHSH) inequality can be recovered from the uncertainty relation in a multipartite setting. We further argue that the super-quantum correlation demonstrated by the nonlocal box is not physically comparable with the quantum one. The origin of the quantum structure of nature still remains to be explained, some post-quantum theory which is more complete in some sense than quantum mechanics is possible and might not necessarily be a hidden variable theory.

  6. Local Analysis of WCNNs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Frank C. Hoppensteadt; Eugene M. Izhikevich

    \\u000a The local activity of a weakly connected neural network (WCNN) is described by the dynamical system \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a\\u000a\\u000a\\u000a\\u000a\\u000a[(X)\\\\dot]i = Fi ( Xi ,l<\\/font\\u000a> ) + e<\\/font\\u000a>Gi ( X1 , ¼<\\/font\\u000a>,Xn ,l<\\/font\\u000a>,r<\\/font\\u000a>,e<\\/font\\u000a> ),\\\\text i = 1, ¼<\\/font\\u000a>\\\\text,n,\\u000a\\\\dot X_i = F_i \\\\left( {X_i ,\\\\lambda } \\\\right) + \\\\varepsilon G_i \\\\left( {X_1 , \\\\ldots ,X_n ,\\\\lambda

  7. Entanglement quantification by local unitaries

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    Monras, A; Giampaolo, S M; Gualdi, G; Davies, G B; Illuminati, F

    2011-01-01

    Invariance under local unitary operations is a fundamental property that must be obeyed by every proper measure of quantum entanglement. However, this is not the only aspect of entanglement theory where local unitaries play a relevant role. In the present work we show that the application of suitable local unitary operations defines a family of bipartite entanglement monotones, collectively referred to as "shield entanglement". They are constructed by first considering the (squared) Hilbert- Schmidt distance of the state from the set of states obtained by applying to it a given local unitary. To the action of each different local unitary there corresponds a different distance. We then minimize these distances over the sets of local unitaries with different spectra, obtaining an entire family of different entanglement monotones. We show that these shield entanglement monotones are organized in a hierarchical structure, and we establish the conditions that need to be imposed on the spectrum of a local unitary f...

  8. Lazamrsa 18: 45-93 (1997> Los macrolquenes del macizo del Calar del Mundo

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    Herrera, Carlos M.

    resvulu dci viul esucíclicí, ciii csitciitueci ílcir(sxictu de ivís niacrvuiíqoenes del nísucizo ciel 0 Sierra de A iccírcí, A ihacereí Vn el - se d u y uunua dci baliacrgtu de cnn tuulcul dc 126 especies y

  9. Growing local food: scale and local food systems governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Phil Mount

    “Scaling-up” is the next hurdle facing the local food movement. In order to effect broader systemic impacts, local food systems\\u000a (LFS) will have to grow, and engage either more or larger consumers and producers. Encouraging the involvement of mid-sized\\u000a farms looks to be an elegant solution, by broadening the accessibility of local food while providing alternative revenue streams\\u000a for troubled

  10. Local quantum ergodic conjecture

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    Zambrano, Eduardo; Zapfe, W. P. Karel; Ozorio de Almeida, Alfredo M.

    2015-04-01

    The quantum ergodic conjecture equates the Wigner function for a typical eigenstate of a classically chaotic Hamiltonian with a ? function on the energy shell. This ensures the evaluation of classical ergodic expectations of simple observables, in agreement with Shnirelman's theorem, but this putative Wigner function violates several important requirements. Consequently, we transfer the conjecture to the Fourier transform of the Wigner function, that is, the chord function. We show that all the relevant consequences of the usual conjecture require only information contained within a small (Planck) volume around the origin of the phase space of chords: translations in ordinary phase space. Loci of complete orthogonality between a given eigenstate and its nearby translation are quite elusive for the Wigner function, but our local conjecture stipulates that their pattern should be universal for ergodic eigenstates of the same Hamiltonian lying within a classically narrow energy range. Our findings are supported by numerical evidence in a Hamiltonian exhibiting soft chaos. Heavily scarred eigenstates are remarkable counter-examples of the ergodic universal pattern.

  11. Impact of Local Sensors

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

    2008-01-01

    Forecasters at the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) use observations from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) wind tower network and the CCAFS (XMR) daily rawinsonde observations (RAOB) to issue and verify wind advisories and warnings for operations. These observations are also used by the National Weather Service (NWS) Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) in Houston, Texas and the NWS Melbourne, Florida (NWS MLB) to initialize their locally-run mesoscale models. In addition, SMG uses these observations to support shuttle landings at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). Due to impending budget cuts, some or all of the KSC/CCAFS wind towers on the east-central Florida mainland and the XMR RAOBs may be eliminated. The locations of the mainland towers and XMR RAOB site are shown in Figure I. The loss of these data may impact the forecast capability of the 45 WS, SMG and NWS MLB. The AMU was tasked to conduct an objective independent modeling study to help determine how important these observations are to the accuracy of the model output used by the forecasters. To accomplish this, the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) performed a sensitivity study using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model initialized with and without KSC/CCAFS wind tower and XMR RAOB data.

  12. Localization of moving sound.

    PubMed

    Getzmann, Stephan; Lewald, Jörg

    2007-08-01

    The final position of a moving sound source usually appears to be displaced in the direction of motion. We tested the hypothesis that this phenomenon, termed auditory representational momentum, is already emerging during, not merely after, the period of motion. For this purpose, we investigated the localization of a moving sound at different points in time. In a dark anechoic environment, an acoustic target moved along the frontal horizontal plane. In the initial, middle, or final phase of the motion trajectory, subjects received a tactile stimulus and determined the current position of the moving target at the moment of the stimulus by performing either relative-judgment or pointing tasks. Generally, in the initial phase of the auditory motion, the position was perceived to be displaced in the direction of motion, but this forward displacement disappeared in the further course of the motion. When the motion stimulus had ceased, however, its final position was again shifted in the direction of motion. The latter result suggests that representational momentum in spatial hearing is a phenomenon specific to the final point of motion. Mental extrapolation of past trajectory information is discussed as a potential source of this perceptual displacement. PMID:18018984

  13. Finding nuclear localization signals

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    Cokol, Murat; Nair, Rajesh; Rost, Burkhard

    2000-01-01

    A variety of nuclear localization signals (NLSs) are experimentally known although only one motif was available for database searches through PROSITE. We initially collected a set of 91 experimentally verified NLSs from the literature. Through iterated ‘in silico mutagenesis’ we then extended the set to 214 potential NLSs. This final set matched in 43% of all known nuclear proteins and in no known non-nuclear protein. We estimated that >17% of all eukaryotic proteins may be imported into the nucleus. Finally, we found an overlap between the NLS and DNA-binding region for 90% of the proteins for which both the NLS and DNA-binding regions were known. Thus, evolution seemed to have used part of the existing DNA-binding mechanism when compartmentalizing DNA-binding proteins into the nucleus. However, only 56 of our 214 NLS motifs overlapped with DNA-binding regions. These 56 NLSs enabled a de novo prediction of partial DNA-binding regions for ?800 proteins in human, fly, worm and yeast. PMID:11258480

  14. Temas y rumbos del teatro rural hispanoamericano del siglo XX.

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    Neglia, Erminio G.

    1971-10-01

    clima y a la posición económica de los campesinos, está en el centro de la acción y, en ocasiones, se humaniza, convirtiéndose en uno de los protagonistas de la obra, v. gr., Por los caminos van los campesinos del nicaragüense Pablo Antonio Cuadra... mayor importancia para el campesino, cuya susceptibilidad en ciertas materias, v. gr., el honor de la mujer, es extremada y distinta de la del hombre que vive en la ciudad. En Por los caminos van los campesinos de Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Sebastián mata...

  15. Reversible Destruction of Dynamical Localization

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    Hans Lignier; Julien Chabé; Dominique Delande; Jean-Claude Garreau; Pascal Szriftgiser

    2005-07-29

    Dynamical localization is a localization phenomenon taking place, for example, in the quantum periodically-driven kicked rotor. It is due to subtle quantum destructive interferences and is thus of intrinsic quantum origin. It has been shown that deviation from strict periodicity in the driving rapidly destroys dynamical localization. We report experimental results showing that this destruction is partially reversible when the deterministic perturbation that destroyed it is slowly reversed. We also provide an explanation for the partial character of the reversibility.

  16. Self-enhancing robot localization via local memory tags

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    Felix Hackbarth

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents experimental results on localization of indoor mobile robots with limited sensor capabilities. With probabilistic global occupancy knowledge of the environment the robot is able to locate itself near obstacles. Far from obstacles the estimate gets inaccurate due to slippage. To increase the accuracy of the estimation in these regions we suggest integrating local memory tags without initial

  17. Agriculture and Locality Interrelationships: Perspectives of Local Officials and Farmers.

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    Moxley, Robert L.; Liles, James

    The focus of this study is the impact of urban activities (such as industry) and local governments on agriculture and the impact of agriculture on localities. This report is based on a qualitative study of an agricultural county, and interviews with community and county officials and farmers. The perceptions and opinions of officials are compared…

  18. Iterative Rule Schemes: Locality, Weak Local Parsing and Ternary Stress*

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    Iterative Rule Schemes: Locality, Weak Local Parsing and Ternary Stress* John Frampton July 2014 1. Introduction Stress systems which have rhythmic stress usually have binary stress; the basic pattern is that every second beat is stressed. There are some languages in which the basic pattern is to stress every

  19. An image analysis method to quantify CFTR subcellular localization.

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    Pizzo, Lucilla; Fariello, María Inés; Lepanto, Paola; Aguilar, Pablo S; Kierbel, Arlinet

    2014-08-01

    Aberrant protein subcellular localization caused by mutation is a prominent feature of many human diseases. In Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a recessive lethal disorder that results from dysfunction of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR), the most common mutation is a deletion of phenylalanine-508 (pF508del). Such mutation produces a misfolded protein that fails to reach the cell surface. To date, over 1900 mutations have been identified in CFTR gene, but only a minority has been analyzed at the protein level. To establish if a particular CFTR variant alters its subcellular distribution, it is necessary to quantitatively determine protein localization in the appropriate cellular context. To date, most quantitative studies on CFTR localization have been based on immunoprecipitation and western blot. In this work, we developed and validated a confocal microscopy-image analysis method to quantitatively examine CFTR at the apical membrane of epithelial cells. Polarized MDCK cells transiently transfected with EGFP-CFTR constructs and stained for an apical marker were used. EGFP-CFTR fluorescence intensity in a region defined by the apical marker was normalized to EGFP-CFTR whole cell fluorescence intensity, rendering "apical CFTR ratio". We obtained an apical CFTR ratio of 0.67 ± 0.05 for wtCFTR and 0.11 ± 0.02 for pF508del. In addition, this image analysis method was able to discriminate intermediate phenotypes: partial rescue of the pF508del by incubation at 27 °C rendered an apical CFTR ratio value of 0.23 ± 0.01. We concluded the method has a good sensitivity and accurately detects milder phenotypes. Improving axial resolution through deconvolution further increased the sensitivity of the system as rendered an apical CFTR ratio of 0.76 ± 0.03 for wild type and 0.05 ± 0.02 for pF508del. The presented procedure is faster and simpler when compared with other available methods and it is therefore suitable as a screening method to identify mutations that completely or mildly affect CFTR processing. Moreover, it could be extended to other studies on the biology underlying protein subcellular localization in health and disease. PMID:24561544

  20. Local field topology behind light localization and metamaterial topological transitions

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    Tong, Jonathan; Chen, Gang; Boriskina, Svetlana V

    2015-01-01

    We revisit the mechanisms governing the sub-wavelength spatial localization of light in surface plasmon polariton (SPP) modes by investigating both local and global features in optical powerflow at SPP frequencies. Close inspection of the instantaneous Poynting vector reveals formation of optical vortices - localized areas of cyclic powerflow - at the metal-dielectric interface. As a result, optical energy circulates through a subwavelength-thick 'conveyor belt' between the metal and dielectric where it creates a high density of optical states (DOS), tight optical energy localization, and low group velocity associated with SPP waves. The formation of bonding and anti-bonding SPP modes in metal-dielectric-metal waveguides can also be conveniently explained in terms of different spatial arrangements of localized powerflow vortices between two metal interfaces. Finally, we investigate the underlying mechanisms of global topological transitions in metamaterials composed of multiple metal and dielectric films, i.e...

  1. 22 CFR 228.40 - Local procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Local procurement. 228.40 Section 228...Conditions Governing Source and Nationality of Local Procurement Transactions for USAID Financing § 228.40 Local procurement. Local procurement...

  2. Photon Localization in Resonant Media

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    Genack, Azriel

    2002-03-01

    Unlike electrons that can be trapped by the Coulomb interaction at atomic sites, photons are not bound by individual particles. They may, however, be strongly scattered at Mie resonances, with the scattering cross section considerably exceeding the geometric cross section. We utilize Mie resonances to localize microwave radiation in low-density quasi-one dimensional samples of randomly positioned dielectric spheres. We explore factors that facilitate photon localization and probe the properties of localized waves. Sharp dips in the ensemble average of transmission and peaks in the average photon transit time are found near the first five Mie resonances. A decisive statistical test of photon localization, based on measurements of the variance of the intensity normalized by its ensemble average value, shows, however, that localization occurs only in a narrow window above the first Mie resonance. Measurements of this localization parameter are compared to measurements of the dimensionless conductance and of the Thouless number in samples with and without absorption. The Thouless number, which is the ratio of the width to the spacing of quasi-modes of a random medium, is obtained from measurements of the field correlation function with frequency shift and of the spacing between resonances in a sealed cavity. In samples with negligible absorption, these parameters coincide. The localization parameters reach a minimum within the window of localization as a result of collective scattering. In the presence of absorption, only the variance of intensity remains a reliable guide to localization. When the sample is cooled to 77 K to reduce absorption, narrow Lorentzian transmission peaks are observed as a result of resonant tunneling through long-lived localized modes. The enhancement of intensity in long-lived modes as the localization threshold is approached is related to sharp line lasing in random amplifying media. In collaboration with Andrey Chabanov.

  3. EL ROL DEL GNERO DENTRO DEL PROCESO DE APRENDIZAJE COLABORATIVO

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    Guerrero, Luis

    de sexo y la forma en que esto afecta las actividades colaborativas. En el presente trabajo se describen los resultados de un experimento desarrollado con el fin de establecer que la diferencia de sexo]. Varios estudios también han demostrado que las diferencias de sexo en el uso del computador están

  4. ¿Macroeconomía mexicana sana? A tres años del “gobierno del empleo”

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    Martín Carlos Ramales Osorio

    2009-01-01

    por efectos de la crisis financiera y económica internacional, así como por la aplicación de políticas monetarias y fiscales sumamente restrictivas, a casi tres años de la gestión calderonista los saldos en materia de crecimiento económico y empleo son absolutamente negativos. De cumplirse las previsiones de crecimiento del FMI para este año, que lo ubica en -7.3 por ciento, durante

  5. SURVEY OF LOCAL ALGORITHMS JUKKA SUOMELA

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    Suomela, Jukka

    SURVEY OF LOCAL ALGORITHMS JUKKA SUOMELA Abstract. A local algorithm is a distributed algorithm of local algorithms is very limited, in recent years we have seen many positive results for non, deterministic local algorithms, randomised local algorithms, and local algorithms for geometric graphs

  6. Local Control for Mesh Morphing

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    Marc Alexa

    2001-01-01

    Mesh morphing techniques are capable of producing a sequence of meshes, gradually changing from a source to a target shape. However, current techniques do not allow to describe the local behavior of the morph. A solution to this problem is presented. The main idea is to describe mesh geometry in a differential way, thus, insertion of local features from one

  7. Intergovernmental Transfers to Local Governments

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    David E. Wildasin

    2009-01-01

    Intergovernmental transfers are a major source of finance to local governments. Overall, they are a surprisingly stable and persistent component of the complex system of intergovernmental regulatory and fiscal relations, even as the responsibilities and powers of subnational governments evolve over time. Transfers facilitate local fiscal adjustment to fiscal shocks arising from natural events such as major storms and floods,

  8. Localization for mobile sensor networks

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    Lingxuan Hu; David Evans

    2004-01-01

    Many sensor network applications require location awareness, but it is often too expensive to include a GPS receiver in a sensor network node. Hence, localization schemes for sensor networks typically use a small number of seed nodes that know their location and protocols whereby other nodes estimate their location from the messages they receive. Several such localization techniques have been

  9. A data locality optimizing algorithm

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    Monica S. Lam

    1991-01-01

    This paper proposes an algorithm that improves the locality of a loop nest by transforming the code via interchange,reversal, skewing and tiling. The loop transformation rrlgorithm is based on two concepts: a mathematical formulation of reuse and locality, and a loop transformation theory that unifies the various transforms as unimodular matrix tmnsfonnations.The algorithm haa been implemented in the SUIF (Stanford

  10. Basic local alignment search tool

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen F. Altschul; Warren Gish; Webb C. Miller; Eugene W. Myers; David J. Lipman

    1990-01-01

    A new approach to rapid sequence comparison, basic local alignment search tool (BLAST),directly approsimates alignments that optimize a measure of local similarity, the maximal segment pair (3ISP) score. Recent mathematical results on the stochastic properties of MSP scores allow an anallrsis of the performance of this method as well as the statistical significance of alignments it generates. The basic algorithm

  11. A data locality optimizing algorithm

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    Michael E. Wolf; Monica S. Lam

    1991-01-01

    This paper proposes an algorithm that improves the locality of a loop nest by transforming the code via interchange, reversal, skewing and tiling. The loop transformation rrlgorithm is based on two concepts: a mathematical formulation of reuse and locality, and a loop transformation theory that unifies the various transforms as unimodular matrix tmnsfonnations. The algorithm haa been implemented in the

  12. Eyebrows localization for expression analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laura Florea; Raluca Boia

    2011-01-01

    Automatic detection of human face features plays a signi? cant role in expression recognition and human computer interaction. Human eyebrows shape has good speci? city and stability, hence precise localization outlines a series of threads for face expression analysis. This paper will introduce a simple method for eyebrow localization. The determined positions allow geometrical extraction of the upper face area,

  13. Local and International Curriculum Projects.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Gilbert, Ed.

    1998-01-01

    This theme issue of "InSEA News" is about several international and local curriculum concerns, building on topics of the previous two issues. The authors, from Taiwan, Brazil, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Portugal, address international cooperation projects or describe local curriculum projects. Some articles are accompanied by illustrations…

  14. Local Sparse Representation Based Classification

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chun Guang Li

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we address the computational complexity issue in Sparse Representation based Classification (SRC). In SRC, it is time consuming to find a global sparse representation. To remedy this deficiency, we propose a Local Sparse Representation based Classification (LSRC) scheme, which performs sparse decomposition in local neighborhood. In LSRC, instead of solving the l1-norm constrained least square problem for

  15. Local Heparin, Superficial Vein Thrombosis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maria Rosaria Cesarone; Gianni Belcaro; M. Corsi; Edmondo Ippolito; Silvia Errichi; Andrea Di Renzo; Andrea Ledda; Filiberto Fano; Marisa Cacchio; Roberto Adovasio

    2007-01-01

    Local, topical effects of heparins on the skin still need deeper investigations. The lack of evidence is mainly due to the lack of large investments in this field. Three main local actions of heparin on the skin can be defined: (1) the anticoagulant action, (2) the microcirculatorymodulatory action determining important control of the microcirculation in case of excessive vasoconstriction or

  16. Electron localization length in polyaniline

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. K. Kahol; R. P. Perera; K. K. Satheesh Kumar; S. Geetha; D. C. Trivedi

    2003-01-01

    Electrical DC conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, and EPR measurements are used to investigate the electron localization behavior of polyaniline as a function of the dopant type using seven sulfonic acid based doping acids. In spite of differences in the magnitude and the temperature dependences of DC conductivity and magnetic susceptibility data, the experiments reveal a localization length of approximately 30Å for

  17. Instantánea del cáncer de seno (mama)

    Cancer.gov

    Información sobre las tendencias de incidencia, mortalidad y financiamiento del NCI sobre el cáncer de seno (mama); así como ejemplos de actividades del NCI y adelantos en la investigación de este tipo de cáncer.

  18. conomicas.a.esconomicasaes gua del estudiante

    E-print Network

    Escolano, Francisco

    Calendario Académico 2012/13 ..............................................9 Plan de estudios del Grado en Información del Plan de Estudios............................................................. 11 Asignaturas puedes cambiar la contraseña. La contraseña es personal e intransferible. En caso de olvido

  19. NUEVA CONCEPCIÓN DEL TÉRMINO “INTELIGENCIA”

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    Nelky Urrutia Amable

    2010-01-01

    El presente artículo aborda uno de los temas más controversiales del siglo XXI: la influencia de la Inteligencia Emocional en el liderazgo. Este tema reafirma el valor esencial de las habilidades emocionales en todas las funciones y desafíos que deben enfrentar los líderes en el mundo actual; llevándonos a la conclusión de que el éxito profesional está ligado a un

  20. Del crecimiento al desarrollo sostenible

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lester R. Brown; Sandra Postel; Christopher Flavin

    1992-01-01

    Introducción. Durante gran parte de este siglo los debates económicos se han centrado en la cuestión de si el capitalismo o el socialismo es el mejor procedimiento para la organización de una economía industrial moderna. Esa dsicusión parece haber terminado porque las naciones de Europa Oriental avanzan con rapidez hacia los mecanismos del mercado y la economía soviética se tambalea

  1. Lecciones del de comerciode la

    E-print Network

    Tufts University

    boston University the frederick s. pardee center Universidad nacional aUtónoma de méxico centro de estUdios Derecho de autor y, en su caso, por los tratados internacionales aplicables. IMPRESO EN MÉXICO PRINTED Estudios del Desarrollo Universidad nacional aUtónoma de méxico, Centro de Estudios China-México t

  2. An Open Localization and Local Communication Embodied Sensor

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    Gutiérrez, Álvaro; Campo, Alexandre; Dorigo, Marco; Amor, Daniel; Magdalena, Luis; Félix, Monasterio-Huelin

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we describe a localization and local communication system which allows situated agents to communicate locally, obtaining at the same time both the range and the bearing of the emitter without the need of any centralized control or any external reference. The system relies on infrared communications with frequency modulation and is composed of two interconnected modules for data and power measurement. Thanks to the open hardware license under which it is released, the research community can easily replicate the system at a low cost and/or adapt it for applications in sensor networks and in robotics.

  3. Analisis del sistema Paraguayo de investigacion agropecuaria

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Javier M. Ekboir; Gabriel H. Parellada; Andres Molina; Cesar Duarte

    2003-01-01

    En la d?cada del 90, el Gobierno paraguayo implement?, con poco ?xito, varios planes de reforma del Estado. Actualmente conviven en Paraguay un Estado muy centralizado, con poca capacidad de implementar pol?ticas modernas, y una econom?a muy descentralizada (a veces completamente fuera del control del gobierno y de la polic?a), que evoluciona gracias a las acciones e interacciones de agentes

  4. ASSIGNACI DEL COMPLEMENT BSIC DOCENT CONVOCATRIA 2010

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    ASSIGNACI� DEL COMPLEMENT B�SIC DOCENT CONVOCAT�RIA 2010 Acord núm.113/2011 del Consell de Govern pel qual s'aprova l'assignació del complement bàsic docent. Convocatòria 2010. · Document aprovat per'Avaluació Juliol de 2011 ASSIGNACI� DEL COMPLEMENT B�SIC DOCENT CONVOCAT�RIA 2010 Antecedents El Reial Decret 1086

  5. Consejo Social Principales acuerdos de las sesiones del pleno del Consejo Social durante el curso

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    Oro, Daniel

    Consejo Social Principales acuerdos de las sesiones del pleno del Consejo Social durante el curso del curso 2011-12. Ratificación del acuerdo de la Comisión Permanente sobre premios de investigación para estudiantes de segundo curso de bachillerato y de segundo curso de ciclos for- mativos de grado

  6. PROGRAMA DE MOBILITAT DEL CURS 20__/20__ PROGRAMA DE MOBILIDAD DEL CURSO 20__/20__

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    Oro, Daniel

    PROGRAMA DE MOBILITAT DEL CURS 20__/20__ PROGRAMA DE MOBILIDAD DEL CURSO 20__/20__ 1.2. DNI 0 1 2 3 del període de mobilitat / Duración del período de movilidad Tot el curs / Todo el curso dd mmdd mm aa Programa orientativo Curso de idioma Acte de benvinguda / Sessió informativa / Molt satisfet/a / Muy

  7. Topological simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM): toward exact localization without explicit localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Howie Choset; Keiji Nagatani

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents a new method for simultaneous localization and mapping that exploits the topology of the robot's free space to localize the robot on a partially constructed map. The topology of the environment is encoded in a topological map; the particular topological map used in this paper is the generalized Voronoi graph (GVG), which also encodes some metric information

  8. Self Interacting Markov chains P. Del Moral

    E-print Network

    Del Moral , Pierre

    Self Interacting Markov chains P. Del Moral Centre INRIA Bordeaux-Sud Ouest S´eminaire de l works with Bercu & Doucet, HAL-INRIA preprints (2008). P. Del Moral (INRIA Bordeaux) INRIA Centre interacting Markov chains 4 Interacting MCMC models P. Del Moral (INRIA Bordeaux) INRIA Centre Bordeaux

  9. Self Interacting Markov chains P. Del Moral

    E-print Network

    Del Moral , Pierre

    Self Interacting Markov chains P. Del Moral Centre INRIA Bordeaux-Sud Ouest Stochastic Analysis of joint works with Bercu & Doucet, HAL-INRIA preprints (2008). P. Del Moral (INRIA Bordeaux) INRIA Centre interacting Markov chains 4 Interacting MCMC models P. Del Moral (INRIA Bordeaux) INRIA Centre Bordeaux

  10. Self Interacting Markov chains P. Del Moral

    E-print Network

    Del Moral , Pierre

    Self Interacting Markov chains P. Del Moral Centre INRIA Bordeaux-Sud Ouest Mathematical Institute works with Bercu & Doucet, HAL-INRIA preprints (2008). P. Del Moral (INRIA Bordeaux) INRIA Centre interacting Markov chains 4 Interacting MCMC models P. Del Moral (INRIA Bordeaux) INRIA Centre Bordeaux

  11. SERVICIO DE DEPORTES NORMATIVA DE USO DEL

    E-print Network

    Escolano, Francisco

    SERVICIO DE DEPORTES NORMATIVA DE USO DEL SERVICIO DE FISIOTERAPIA #12;ÍNDICE EXPOSICIÓN DE MOTIVOS..................................................................................... 4 #12;NORMATIVA DE USO DEL SERVICIO DE FISIOTERAPIA VICERRECTORADO DE CULTURA, DEPORTES Y POLÍTICA LINGÜÍSTICA 3 EXPOSICIÓN DE MOTIVOS La presente normativa pretende regular el uso del Servicio de Fisioterapia

  12. CONCENTRADO DE LA INFORMACIN NOMBRE DEL PROYECTO

    E-print Network

    Bor, Gil

    experiencias de manera sostenible. Para ello, el desarrollo del senderismo en el Parque Ecológico "El Orito1 CONCENTRADO DE LA INFORMACIÓN NOMBRE DEL PROYECTO: DESARROLLO DEL ECOTURISMO EN EL PARQUE Guanajuato por conducto de la sub- Dirección de Ecología, adscrita a la Dirección General de Desarrollo

  13. EVOLUZIONE-WEB -1 -Evoluzione del Web

    E-print Network

    De Antonellis, Valeria

    EVOLUZIONE-WEB - 1 - Evoluzione del Web (fonte prof. Polillo) #12;- 2 - L'evoluzione del web EVOLUZIONE-WEB · Dal primo sito Web (1991) il Web è in continua crescita, e in continua evoluzione tecnologia, il mercato, i comportamenti delle persone · Le fasi della storia del Web: Web 1.0, Web 2.0, il

  14. Contemporary and traditional localism: a conceptualisation of rural local food

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jesse McEntee

    2010-01-01

    The increasingly popular local food movement in the US has experienced wide-scale buy-in on behalf of the general public as well as in academic arenas. However, there have been recent efforts to critique this movement, typically for being inequitable and unfairly geared towards those with above-average financial means. In this article, I examine local food efforts and present a new

  15. Ozone studies in the Paso del Norte region

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Becerra-Davila, Fernando

    The Paso del Norte region forms the largest contiguous bi-national conglomerate on the US-Mexico border. With a combined population of around 2 million inhabitants, the Paso del Norte region is isolated, more than 500 km away from the nearest urban area of comparable size, thus making it an ideal location for air quality studies of an isolated urban environment. The meteorological conditions leading to a high ozone episode in this region, such as the historical ozone episode of June 2006, are analyzed. It is well known that stagnation and minimal winds, high temperatures, and pressure ridges over the region are conducive to high ozone episodes. In addition, the planetary boundary height is studied to understand its impact on high ozone episodes. Several studies report that ground level ozone non-attainment regulations could be caused not only by local emissions, but also by atmospheric transport. In this work the atmospheric advection of pollutants into the region is analyzed using HYSPLIT backward trajectories. Furthermore, a novel backward trajectory clustering technique is implemented for the summer of 2006. The "ozone weekend effect" (OWE) is a phenomenon by which in some geographical regions ambient ozone concentrations tend to be higher on weekends than on weekdays, despite the lower emissions of ozone precursors during those days. The observed local OWE has never previously been studied in terms of the photolysis rates of four of the main ozone precursors. In this research a novel method that allows the calculation of actinic fluxes, photolysis frequencies and photolysis rates with a high degree of accuracy and reliability has been developed. This method utilizes a combination of the experimental data available for this region in conjunction with a radiative transfer model (TUV model). Three weekend-weekday cases during summers 2006, 2009 and 2010 are studied in this work. In this research, the photolysis impact on the local OWE is studied. The results obtained from this photolysis study demonstrate that the local ground level ozone formation is not only influenced by the strong solar radiation and changing aerosol makeup, but also by other heterogeneous factors and reactions. In addition, this research provided good evidence that the ground level ozone precursor regime in El Paso during the ozone episode of June 2006 was mostly VOC-limited. Much of this estimation was derived from measurements of local ambient VOC/NOx ratios. This finding shows that at least during June 2006, the non-linear surface ozone production increased during weekends compared to workdays in a habitually VOC-limited regime. The seasonal variations of columnar ozone as measured by a Multi-filter Rotating Shadowband instrument installed at the UTEP campus are analyzed for the first time for this region and results are presented. This investigation has addressed the problem of ground-level ozone formation in the Paso del Norte region. Urban ozone is a complex problem with many aspects that are not fully understood. In this investigation, a range of techniques has been used to address the study of local surface ozone episodes with the purpose of acquiring new insights and knowledge that will help understand and remediate the diverse atmospheric pollution events that affect this bi-national region recurrently. Innovative techniques were developed and used, ranging from the use of local ambient atmospheric pollution data to the utilization of complex modeling techniques to achieve the best possible computer results. Finally, the influence of ground level ozone concentrations in admissions to hospitals for this region due to respiratory diseases is analyzed. The comprehensive results obtained in this work will help to better understand ozone formation in the Paso del Norte Region for future policy regulation implementations.

  16. Localized functionalization of single nanopores

    SciTech Connect

    Nilsson, J; Lee, J I; Ratto, T V; Letant, S E

    2005-09-12

    We demonstrate the localization of chemical functionality at the entrance of single nanopores for the first time by using the controlled growth of an oxide ring. Nanopores were fabricated by Focused Ion Beam machining on silicon platforms, locally derivatized by ion beam assisted oxide deposition, and further functionalized with DNA probes via silane chemistry. Ionic current recorded through single nanopores at various stages of the fabrication process demonstrated that the apertures can be locally functionalized with DNA probes. Future applications for this functional platform include the selective detection of biological organisms and molecules by ionic current blockade measurements.

  17. Quantum estimation by local observables

    SciTech Connect

    Hotta, Masahiro [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980-8578 (Japan); Ozawa, Masanao [Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan)

    2004-08-01

    Quantum estimation theory provides optimal observations for various estimation problems for unknown parameters in the state of the system under investigation. However, the theory has been developed under the assumption that every observable is available for experimenters. Here, we generalize the theory to problems in which the experimenter can use only locally accessible observables. For such problems, we establish a Cramer-Rao-type inequality by obtaining an explicit form of the Fisher information as a reciprocal lower bound for the mean-square errors of estimations by locally accessible observables. Furthermore, we explore various local quantum estimation problems for composite systems, where nontrivial combinatorics is needed for obtaining the Fisher information.

  18. Advanced local area network concepts

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Grant, Terry

    1985-01-01

    Development of a good model of the data traffic requirements for Local Area Networks (LANs) onboard the Space Station is the driving problem in this work. A parameterized workload model is under development. An analysis contract has been started specifically to capture the distributed processing requirements for the Space Station and then to develop a top level model to simulate how various processing scenarios can handle the workload and what data communication patterns result. A summary of the Local Area Network Extendsible Simulator 2 Requirements Specification and excerpts from a grant report on the topological design of fiber optic local area networks with application to Expressnet are given.

  19. Lab. 1 -Entorno del laboratorio Lab 1. -Entorno del laboratorio

    E-print Network

    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    hi ha una descripció general de la configuració de l'entorn que es farà servir per fer les pràctiques les aplicacions que es faran servir habitualment estan a la part de sota de l'escriptori: Aquestes són que farem servir en les pràctiques. ttyS0 e0 e1 e2 #12;Lab. 1 - Entorno del laboratorio 6 1.3. Quagga

  20. Supporting Change through Local Action

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Larson, Desi

    2004-01-01

    To improve current civil society and achieve the possibilities globalization offers, we must incorporate an education-for-empowerment approach to lifelong learning. This chapter explores the potential, promise, and implications for local action and dialogue.

  1. Fermion localization on thick branes

    SciTech Connect

    Melfo, Alejandra; Pantoja, Nelson [Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida (Venezuela); Tempo, Jose David [Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida (Venezuela); Centro de Estudios Cientificos CECS, Casilla 1469, Valdivia (Chile)

    2006-02-15

    We consider chiral fermion confinement in scalar thick branes, which are known to localize gravity, coupled through a Yukawa term. The conditions for the confinement and their behavior in the thin-wall limit are found for various different BPS branes, including double walls and branes interpolating between different AdS{sub 5} spacetimes. We show that only one massless chiral mode is localized in all these walls, whenever the wall thickness is keep finite. We also show that, independently of wall's thickness, chiral fermionic modes cannot be localized in dS{sub 4} walls embedded in a M{sub 5} spacetime. Finally, massive fermions in double wall spacetimes are also investigated. We find that, besides the massless chiral mode localization, these double walls support quasilocalized massive modes of both chiralities.

  2. Recovering entanglement by local operations

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    D'Arrigo, A.; Lo Franco, R.; Benenti, G.; Paladino, E.; Falci, G.

    2014-11-01

    We investigate the phenomenon of bipartite entanglement revivals under purely local operations in systems subject to local and independent classical noise sources. We explain this apparent paradox in the physical ensemble description of the system state by introducing the concept of "hidden" entanglement, which indicates the amount of entanglement that cannot be exploited due to the lack of classical information on the system. For this reason this part of entanglement can be recovered without the action of non-local operations or back-transfer process. For two noninteracting qubits under a low-frequency stochastic noise, we show that entanglement can be recovered by local pulses only. We also discuss how hidden entanglement may provide new insights about entanglement revivals in non-Markovian dynamics.

  3. Contemporary Challenges in Local Government

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    Nalbandian, John; Nalbandian, Carol

    2002-12-01

    The Bertelsmann Foundation, the largest in Germany, sponsors the Carl Bertelsmann Prize for innovative solutions to public problems. In 1993, the award was given for exemplary practice of “democracy and efficiency in local government.” After...

  4. Semi-local quantum liquids

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    Iqbal, Nabil

    Gauge/gravity duality applied to strongly interacting systems at finite density predicts a universal intermediate energy phase to which we refer as a semi-local quantum liquid. Such a phase is characterized by a finite ...

  5. Motion Compatibility for Indoor Localization

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    Park, Jun-geun

    2014-08-26

    Indoor localization -- a device's ability to determine its location within an extended indoor environment -- is a fundamental enabling capability for mobile context-aware applications. Many proposed applications assume ...

  6. LOCAL WARMING ROBERT J. VANDERBEI

    E-print Network

    Vanderbei, Robert J.

    a local weather station, I made a least-absolute-deviations (LAD) regression model that accounts for three world-wide, some results from a modification of the model that includes both temperature and humidity

  7. Local Hamiltonians in quantum computation

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    Nagaj, Daniel

    2008-01-01

    In this thesis, I investigate aspects of local Hamiltonians in quantum computing. First, I focus on the Adiabatic Quantum Computing model, based on evolution with a time- dependent Hamiltonian. I show that to succeed using ...

  8. Local syzygies of multiplier ideals

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    Robert Lazarsfeld; Kyungyong Lee

    2007-01-01

    In recent years, multiplier ideals have found many applications in local and\\u000aglobal algebraic geometry. Because of their importance, there has been some\\u000ainterest in the question of which ideals on a smooth complex variety can be\\u000arealized as multiplier ideals. Other than integral closure no local\\u000aobstructions have been known up to now, and in dimension two it was

  9. Local Refinement of Quadrilateral Meshes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Barry Joe

    Subelement patterns using bisection of edges and schemes for selecting edges to be split are de- scribed for the local refinement of elements in all-quadrilateral and quadrilateral-dominant planar meshes. Subelement patterns using trisection of edges are also described for the local refinement of elements in all-quadrilateral planar meshes. These patterns and schemes are easily extendible to quadrilateral surface meshes, provided

  10. UWB feature localization for imaging

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jochen Seitz; Markus Schaub; Ole Hirsch; Rudolf Zetik; T. Deissler; R. Thoma; J. Thielecke

    2008-01-01

    Object recognition, localization and imaging capabilities of ultra-wideband signals are demonstrated in this contribution. Resembling a bat, the experimental setup comprises one transmitter and two receivers. Instead of ultrasound, electromagnetic ultra-wideband (UWB) signals are used to recognize and localize features of the surroundings like e.g. walls, edges or corners. Each feature corresponds to a hypothesis on the dominant reflection and

  11. Entanglement quantification by local unitaries

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    A. Monras; G. Adesso; S. M. Giampaolo; G. Gualdi; G. B. Davies; F. Illuminati

    2011-05-16

    Invariance under local unitary operations is a fundamental property that must be obeyed by every proper measure of quantum entanglement. However, this is not the only aspect of entanglement theory where local unitaries play a relevant role. In the present work we show that the application of suitable local unitary operations defines a family of bipartite entanglement monotones, collectively referred to as "mirror entanglement". They are constructed by first considering the (squared) Hilbert-Schmidt distance of the state from the set of states obtained by applying to it a given local unitary. To the action of each different local unitary there corresponds a different distance. We then minimize these distances over the sets of local unitaries with different spectra, obtaining an entire family of different entanglement monotones. We show that these mirror entanglement monotones are organized in a hierarchical structure, and we establish the conditions that need to be imposed on the spectrum of a local unitary for the associated mirror entanglement to be faithful, i.e. to vanish on and only on separable pure states. We analyze in detail the properties of one particularly relevant member of the family, the "stellar mirror entanglement" associated to traceless local unitaries with nondegenerate spectrum and equispaced eigenvalues in the complex plane. This particular measure generalizes the original analysis of [Giampaolo and Illuminati, Phys. Rev. A 76, 042301 (2007)], valid for qubits and qutrits. We prove that the stellar entanglement is a faithful bipartite entanglement monotone in any dimension, and that it is bounded from below by a function proportional to the linear entropy and from above by the linear entropy itself, coinciding with it in two- and three-dimensional spaces.

  12. A survey on sensor localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jing Wang; R. K. Ghosh; Sajal K. Das

    2010-01-01

    Localization is one of the fundamental problems in wireless sensor networks (WSNs), since locations of the sensor nodes are\\u000a critical to both network operations and most application level tasks. Although the GPS based localization schemes can be used\\u000a to determine node locations within a few meters, the cost of GPS devices and non-availability of GPS signals in confined environments\\u000a prevent

  13. Monitoring cables for local degradation

    SciTech Connect

    Bustard, L.D.; Sliter, G.E.

    1989-01-01

    Recent experiences in operating nuclear plants in the United States have demonstrated the need for an in situ cable condition monitoring technique that can assess whether installed, low-voltage, unshielded cables have local damage that could compromise their ability to function under normal and accident service conditions. This paper summarizes current US programs that have been initiated to develop a technological basis for monitoring cables with local degradation. 7 refs.

  14. Conclusions 7.1 Local Model nets

    E-print Network

    Murray-Smith, Roderick

    Chapter 7 Conclusions 7.1 Local Model nets The work undertaken has shown that Local Model Nets have modelling. The local nature of the models means that the trained networks are more transparent, and can be used in hybrid local model nets to better cope with high­dimensional systems. 7.1.1 Local Model Net

  15. Locally linear time temporal logic R. Ramanujam

    E-print Network

    Ramanujam, R.

    Locally linear time temporal logic R. Ramanujam The Institute of Mathematical Sciences C. I. T agents, where the temporal modalities are local. These modalities not only refer to local next­instants and local eventuality, but also global views of agents at any local instant, which are updated due

  16. What can be decided locally without identifiers?

    E-print Network

    Suomela, Jukka

    What can be decided locally without identifiers? Pierre Fraigniaud University Paris Diderot & CNRS of Helsinki & HIIT Fraigniaud et al. Local decision without IDs 23rd July 2013 1 / 9 #12;Local decision [FKP FOCS'11] Input: graph G Fraigniaud et al. Local decision without IDs 23rd July 2013 2 / 9 #12;Local

  17. Localization precision of stochastic optical localization nanoscopy using single frames.

    PubMed

    Sun, Yi

    2013-11-01

    The Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) on localization precision of unbiased estimators is analyzed for stochastic optical localization nanoscopy that localizes emitters frame by frame independently. It is found that the CRLB is a function of the mean number of detected photons per emitter, signal to Poisson noise ratio, signal to Gaussian noise ratio, point spread function (PSF), pixel size, and relationship of emitter locations. With a slight and practical approximation, effect of Gaussian noise is equivalent to increasing the mean photon count of Poisson noise by a number equal to the variance of Gaussian noise. Numerical examples demonstrate that the CRLB of emitters located on a curve increase fast as the distance of adjacent emitters increases. The mean CRLB of randomly uniformly distributed emitters in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging increases exponentially fast as the emitter density increases. The effects of PSF, standard deviation of PSF, mean number of detected photons per emitter, signal to noise ratio, axial thickness, and pixel size on the CRLB are also numerically investigated. The analytical and numerical results provide a guideline for the design of location estimators and a benchmark for the achievable localization precision of stochastic optical localization nanoscopy. PMID:24162588

  18. Local cloning of entangled states

    SciTech Connect

    Gheorghiu, Vlad; Yu Li [Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Cohen, Scott M. [Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Department of Physics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282 (United States)

    2010-08-15

    We investigate the conditions under which a set S of pure bipartite quantum states on a DxD system can be locally cloned deterministically by separable operations, when at least one of the states is full Schmidt rank. We allow for the possibility of cloning using a resource state that is less than maximally entangled. Our results include that: (i) all states in S must be full Schmidt rank and equally entangled under the G-concurrence measure, and (ii) the set S can be extended to a larger clonable set generated by a finite group G of order |G|=N, the number of states in the larger set. It is then shown that any local cloning apparatus is capable of cloning a number of states that divides D exactly. We provide a complete solution for two central problems in local cloning, giving necessary and sufficient conditions for (i) when a set of maximally entangled states can be locally cloned, valid for all D; and (ii) local cloning of entangled qubit states with nonvanishing entanglement. In both of these cases, we show that a maximally entangled resource is necessary and sufficient, and the states must be related to each other by local unitary 'shift' operations. These shifts are determined by the group structure, so need not be simple cyclic permutations. Assuming this shifted form and partially entangled states, then in D=3 we show that a maximally entangled resource is again necessary and sufficient, while for higher-dimensional systems, we find that the resource state must be strictly more entangled than the states in S. All of our necessary conditions for separable operations are also necessary conditions for local operations and classical communication (LOCC), since the latter is a proper subset of the former. In fact, all our results hold for LOCC, as our sufficient conditions are demonstrated for LOCC, directly.

  19. Gestión del conocimiento y desarrollo rural Enseñanzas a partir del estudio de caso de una empresa familiar innovadora y socialmente responsable en la producción orgánica de leche y lácteos en México

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maria del Carmen del Valle Rivera

    2010-01-01

    En la actualidad, la producción y transformación de alimentos son actividades en las que se articulan estrategias locales y globales. De frente a la sociedad del conocimiento, se requiere la incorporación de conocimiento en la generación de valor, en particular el conocimiento introducido mediante la gestión que desempeñan las empresas en su relación con instituciones de investigación y educación superior

  20. REL3.0 SW MONTHLY LOCAL

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-07-09

    REL3.0 SW MONTHLY LOCAL Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 GEWEX Shortwave Monthly Local Time Data in Native grid binary format   News:  ... Temporal Resolution:  Monthly from daily local sun time averages File Format:  BINARY ...

  1. Localization of Classical Waves I: Acoustic Waves.

    E-print Network

    1 Introduction Localization of classical waves, acoustic and electromagnetic, have received much]), for instance, the optical transistor, and the fundamental significance of localization of classical wavesLocalization of Classical Waves I: Acoustic Waves. Alexander Figotin \\Lambda Department

  2. Local connectivity of neutral networks.

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    Reidys, Christian M

    2009-02-01

    This paper studies local connectivity of neutral networks of RNA secondary and pseudoknot structures. A neutral network denotes the set of RNA sequences that fold into a particular structure. It is called locally connected, if in the limit of long sequences, the distance of any two of its sequences scales with their distance in the n-cube. One main result of this paper is that lambda(n) = n(-1/2+Delta) is the threshold probability for local connectivity for neutral networks, considered as random subgraphs of n-cubes. Furthermore, we analyze local connectivity for finite sequence length and different alphabets. We show that it is closely related to the existence of specific paths within the neutral network. We put our theoretical results into context with folding algorithms into minimum-free energy RNA secondary and pseudoknot structures. Finally, we relate our structural findings with dynamics by discussing the role of local connectivity in the context of neutral evolution. PMID:19115073

  3. [Informationization policies of local governments].

    PubMed

    Misono, S

    1999-04-01

    In line with the rapid progress in technical innovation, the wave of informationization is now reaching every aspect of Japanese society. With the explosive spread of the Internet, local governments are implementing administrative policies to facilitate the construction of information network systems which will help promote the spread of information at the local level. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and other organizations of the Japanese government are also implemending a variety of measures to assist these moves on the part of local governments. A look at administrative services for local residents reveals a great need for the proliferation of information within the areas of welfare and medical care; in particular, counselling concerning nursing care and medical services in remote areas are needed. In order to realize new measures promoting informationization, however, the cooperation and understanding of local governors or mayors are essential. Because these people are very busy, short video and computer graphic presentations should be prepared in order to make the greatest impact in the least amount of time. PMID:10412147

  4. Evaluación de características productivas en cabritos Boer × local, Nubia × local y locales en el trópico seco de Guerrero, México Evaluation of productive traits in Boer × local, Nubian × local and local kids in the dry tropic of Guerrero, Mexico

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    Mayra I. Merlos-Brito; Rubén D. Martínez-Rojero; Ángel A. Mastache-Lagunas; Jaime Gallegos-Sánchez

    By means of the GLM procedure of the SAS statistical package, the effects of the genetic groups (GG) Boer ? local (BL), Nubian ? local (NL) and local ? local (LL) kids, sex of kid (SK), type of birth (TB), age of dam (AD), season (SB) and year (YB) of birth, as well as genotype ? environment interactions on birth

  5. Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This very impressive site should serve as a model for any local archive that creates a Web presence. Well-designed and very easy to use, the site offers a number of research guides as well as detailed information and downloadable fact sheets on records related to the census, poor law, civil registration, military service, wills, taxation, and many others. Visitors will also find a selection of resources on local history, including maps, books, newspapers, and photographs. In addition, the site contains a special section for genealogy researchers, the bread and butter of most local archives. This section offers extensive information in a number of guides and a flash tutorial. General information on the archives and an online catalog complete the site, though the latter is currently under construction.

  6. Local non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

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    Jinwoo, Lee; Tanaka, Hajime

    2015-01-01

    Local Shannon entropy lies at the heart of modern thermodynamics, with much discussion of trajectory-dependent entropy production. When taken at both boundaries of a process in phase space, it reproduces the second law of thermodynamics over a finite time interval for small scale systems. However, given that entropy is an ensemble property, it has never been clear how one can assign such a quantity locally. Given such a fundamental omission in our knowledge, we construct a new ensemble composed of trajectories reaching an individual microstate, and show that locally defined entropy, information, and free energy are properties of the ensemble, or trajectory-independent true thermodynamic potentials. We find that the Boltzmann-Gibbs distribution and Landauer's principle can be generalized naturally as properties of the ensemble, and that trajectory-free state functions of the ensemble govern the exact mechanism of non-equilibrium relaxation. PMID:25592077

  7. Local non-equilibrium thermodynamics

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    Lee Jinwoo; Hajime Tanaka

    2015-01-16

    Local Shannon entropy lies at the heart of modern thermodynamics, with much discussion of trajectory-dependent entropy production. When taken at both boundaries of a process in phase space, it reproduces the second law of thermodynamics over a finite time interval for small scale systems. However, given that entropy is an ensemble property, it has never been clear how one can assign such a quantity locally. Given such a fundamental omission in our knowledge, we construct a new ensemble composed of trajectories reaching an individual microstate, and show that locally defined entropy, information, and free energy are properties of the ensemble, or trajectory-independent true thermodynamic potentials. We find that the Boltzmann-Gibbs distribution and Landauer's principle can be generalized naturally as properties of the ensemble, and that trajectory-free state functions of the ensemble govern the exact mechanism of non-equilibrium relaxation.

  8. Localization via Automorphisms of the CARs. Local gauge invariance

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    Grundling, Hendrik

    2010-01-01

    The classical matter fields are sections of a vector bundle E with base manifold M. The space L^2(E) of square integrable matter fields w.r.t. a locally Lebesgue measure on M, has an important module action of C_b^\\infty(M) on it. This module action defines restriction maps and encodes the local structure of the classical fields. For the quantum context, we show that this module action defines an automorphism group on the algebra A, of the canonical anticommutation relations on L^2(E), with which we can perform the analogous localization. That is, the net structure of the CAR, A, w.r.t. appropriate subsets of M can be obtained simply from the invariance algebras of appropriate subgroups. We also identify the quantum analogues of restriction maps. As a corollary, we prove a well-known "folk theorem," that the algebra A contains only trivial gauge invariant observables w.r.t. a local gauge group acting on E.

  9. Localization via Automorphisms of the CARs. Local gauge invariance

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    Hendrik Grundling; Karl-Hermann Neeb

    2010-01-07

    The classical matter fields are sections of a vector bundle E with base manifold M. The space L^2(E) of square integrable matter fields w.r.t. a locally Lebesgue measure on M, has an important module action of C_b^\\infty(M) on it. This module action defines restriction maps and encodes the local structure of the classical fields. For the quantum context, we show that this module action defines an automorphism group on the algebra A, of the canonical anticommutation relations on L^2(E), with which we can perform the analogous localization. That is, the net structure of the CAR, A, w.r.t. appropriate subsets of M can be obtained simply from the invariance algebras of appropriate subgroups. We also identify the quantum analogues of restriction maps. As a corollary, we prove a well-known "folk theorem," that the algebra A contains only trivial gauge invariant observables w.r.t. a local gauge group acting on E.

  10. Implementation of tsunami disaster prevention measures in the municipality of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua

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    Strauch, W.; Talavera, E.; Acosta, N.; Sanchez, M.; Mejia, E.

    2007-05-01

    The Nicaraguan Pacific coast presents considerable tsunami risk. On September 1, 1992, a tsunami caused enormous damage in the infrastructure and killed more than 170 people. A pilot project was conducted between 2006 and 2007 in the municipality of San Rafel del Sur, area of Masachapa, The project included multiple topics of tsunami prevention measures and considering the direct participation of the local population, as: -General education on disaster prevention, participative events; -Investigation of awareness level and information needs for different population groups; -Specific educational measures in the schools; -Publication of brochures, calendars, news paper articles, radio programs, TV spots -Development of local tsunami hazard maps, 1:5,000 scale; (based on previous regional tsunami hazard mapping projects and local participation) -Development of a tsunami warning plan; -Improvements of the national tsunami warning system. -Installation of sirens for tsunami warning -Installation of tsunami signs, indicating hazardous areas, evacuation routes, safe places; -Realization of evacuation drills in schools. Based on the experiences gained in Masachapa it is planned to run similar projects in other areas along the Nicaraguan Pacific coast. In the project participated the local municipality and local stakeholders of San Rafael del Sur, Ministry of Education, National Police, Nicaraguan Red Cross, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism, Nicaraguan Geosciences Institute (INETER), National System for Disaster Prevention (SINAPRED), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It was financed by SDC and INETER.

  11. Operator Localization of Virtual Objects

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    Ellis, Stephen R.; Menges, Brian M.; Null, Cynthia H. (Technical Monitor)

    1998-01-01

    Errors in the localization of nearby virtual objects presented via see-through, helmet mounted displays are examined as a function of viewing conditions and scene content. Monocular, biocular or stereoscopic presentation of the virtual objects, accommodation (required focus), subjects'age, and the position of physical surfaces are examined. Nearby physical surfaces are found to introduce localization errors that differ depending upon the other experimental factors. The apparent physical size and transparency of the virtual objects and physical surfaces respectively are also influenced by their relative position when superimposed. Design implications are discussed.

  12. The Louisiana Go Local Experience

    PubMed Central

    Fahrmann, Melissa; Pesch, Wendy T.

    2012-01-01

    Between 2006 and 2009, two health sciences librarians at Baton Rouge General Medical Center created and launched the Louisiana segment of the National Library of Medicine’s Go Local program, whose ultimate goal was to improve the health information-seeking experience of the general public. Louisiana Go Local was successfully launched in October 2009, but in spring 2010, the national umbrella project was cancelled by the National Library of Medicine. This article describes the three-year development of a statewide database of health services descriptions and contact information to assist non-expert health information seekers in finding those health care providers located geographically closest to them. PMID:22347810

  13. Localization of eigenvalues with applications

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    Spiegel, Charlotte Nyquist de

    1975-01-01

    as providing regions of inclusion for eigenvaiues. One of the points of ma)or emphasis of this thesis was to extend, when possible, these localization of eigenvalue results to localization of products of eigenvalues by using the compound matrix as a tool... by using the notion of the compound matrix as a tool. This work will also provide some indications of the applications of these bounds. CHAPTER II THE COMPOUND MATRIX This chapter is concerned with the development of one of the basic tools...

  14. Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, South America

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    The Mitre Peninsula is the easternmost tip of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, (54.5S, 65.5W). Early winter snow can be seen on this south tip of the Andes Mountains. These same mountains continue underwater to Antarctica. The Strait of Magellan, separating the South American mainland from Tierra del Fuego is off the scene to the north and west, but the Strait of LeMaire, separating Tierra del Fuego from the Isla de los Estados can be seen.

  15. II Taller Centroamericano y del Caribe: Guatemala

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    Bravo-Elizondo, Pedro

    1991-10-01

    FALL 1991 151 II Taller Centroamericano y del Caribe: Guatemala Pedro Bravo-Elízondo En el mes de agosto de 1990, durante la primera asamblea general de la Coordinadora Centroamericana y del Caribe de Teatro, realizada en Tegucigalpa, Honduras..., se acordó que el II Taller se realizara en la ciudad de Guatemala, durante el mes de agosto de 1991. En el Centro Cultural de Guatemala, Miguel Ángel Asturias, se realizó la inauguración el domingo 4 de agosto, con la presentación del Ballet...

  16. Propostes i despropòsits: aspectes del gonellisme

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    Guillem Calaforra; Sebastià Moranta

    2005-01-01

    Estudi sobre l'origen i la pervivència del gonellisme. Els autors n'exposen les constants ideològiques, que van del conservadorisme a l'extrema dreta, i fan una completa relació de les seves plataformes de difusió. L'anàlisi minuciosa d'aquest fenomen els porta a considerar el lligam entre el dialectalisme primigeni i el secessionisme anticatalanista que en deriva, així com a constatar la importància del

  17. LA QUESTE DEL SAINT Gr a (AL): A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH TO LOCAL ALGEBRA

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    Mora, Teo

    show how, by means of the Tangent Cone Algorithm, the basic functions related to the maximal­ ideal; standard bases however don't share the same good computational properties, since Buchberger's Algorithm of computability), there are situations in which a simple variant of Buchberger's Algorithm, the Tangent Cone

  18. Roberto Cossa habla del teatro

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    Magnarelli, Sharon

    1987-04-01

    no es un autor que me emocione. Hay gente que con Esperando a Godot ha salido realmente emocionada. A mi más bien me afecta en el sentido intelectual, pero reconozco que en El viejo 134 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW criado con esos dos personajes, en... de inteligencia, y, aparte, de frecuencia del teatro muy grande. Después todo es muy rutinario. Es decir, los críticos acá recurren todos al mismo sistema: hacen el análisis literario de una pieza, después la puesta, después los actores, y al final...

  19. Agenda de dos das de capacitacin (Para uso del representante) Antes del curso Inscripcin

    E-print Network

    curso Inscripción Verificación de la identidad (Licencia de manejar) Formularios de inscripción del: Actividad para romper el hielo Prueba antes del curso 45 minutos Sepa la realidad sobre la enfermedad de

  20. PASO DEL NORTE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITOR

    EPA Science Inventory

    This project is developing an Internet web site and associated community linkages to provide relevant-time air quality and local traffic and transit information, in English and Spanish, to the international communities of El Paso, Texas, Sunland Park, New Mexico and Ciud...

  1. Reglament d'organitzaci i funcionament del departament d'Enginyeria del Terreny, Cartogrfica i Geofsica

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    Yannuzzi Sanchez, Marcelo

    ................................................................................................................................. 3 Article 3. Funcions..................................................................................................................................... 6 Article 14. Funcions del Consell ............................................................................................. 7 Article 16. Delegació de funcions

  2. Local control of blood flow

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    Philip Clifford (Medical College of Wisconsin)

    2011-03-01

    Organ blood flow is determined by perfusion pressure and vasomotor tone in the resistance vessels of the organ. Local factors that regulate vasomotor tone include myogenic and metabolic autoregulation, flow-mediated and conducted responses, and vasoactive substances released from red blood cells. The relative importance of each of these factors varies over time, from tissue to tissue, and among vessel generations.

  3. Collaboration with the Local Community.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jackson, Michael L.; Cherrey, Cynthia

    2002-01-01

    Colleges and universities continually search for ways to enhance the safety and security of their educational programs and physical plant. This article examines how the University of Southern California and other institutions are using collaborative efforts with the local community to enhance their mutual safety and security through dynamic…

  4. LOCAL COHOMOLOGY MODULES SUPPORTED AT ...

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    2014-03-13

    As an illustration of Theorem 1.2, consider a 2×3 matrix of indeterminates X over Z. ...... image of M under the projection map; see [BGK+, Section VI.5]. ...... [Gro2] A. Grothendieck, ´Eléments de géométrie algébrique IV, ´Etude locale des ...

  5. Localized receptivity of boundary layers

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    J. D. Crouch

    1992-01-01

    The boundary-layer receptivity resulting from acoustic forcing over a flat plate with a localized surface irregularity is analyzed using perturbation methods. The length-scale reduction, essential to acoustic receptivity, is captured within the framework of the classical stability theory. At first order, two disturbances are calculated: an unsteady disturbance resulting from the acoustic forcing and a steady disturbance resulting from the

  6. OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE IN LOCAL NAVIGATION

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    Daniel Castro; Urbano Nunes; António Ruano

    2002-01-01

    A reactive navigation system for an autonomous non-holonomic mobile robot in dynamic environments is presented. A new object detection algorithm and a new reactive collision avoidance method are presented. The sensory perception is based in a laser range finder (LRF) system. Simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed local navigational system in unknown environments with multiple

  7. Locality in Networks Jukka Suomela

    E-print Network

    Suomela, Jukka

    of Computer Science, University of Helsinki Foundations of Network Science Workshop Riga, 7 July 2013 #12, ... · More details: "Survey of local algorithms" (2013) #12;2. Network Science Perspective ­ reasons: · upper-bound results are of practical use · algorithms that we can implement and run · Network science

  8. Localized modulated waves in microtubules

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    Zdravkovi?, Slobodan; Bugay, Aleksandr N.; Aru, Guzel F.; Maluckov, Aleksandra

    2014-06-01

    In the present paper, we study nonlinear dynamics of microtubules (MTs). As an analytical method, we use semi-discrete approximation and show that localized modulated solitonic waves move along MT. This is supported by numerical analysis. Both cases with and without viscosity effects are studied.

  9. 3, 655676, 2003 Local meteorological

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ACPD 3, 655­676, 2003 Local meteorological effects in ozone O. A. Tarasova and A. Yu. Karpetchko Print Version Interactive Discussion c EGU 2003 Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 3, 655­676, 2003 www.atmos-chem-phys.org/acpd/3/655/ c European Geosciences Union 2003 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions Accounting

  10. Local Decisions and Global Networks

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, David C.; Long, Cathryn J.

    1976-01-01

    Impact of economic and urban planning on the natural environment can be studied through local situations: California conservation students realized the detrimental effects of a seemingly beneficial dam project. Students were inspired to initiate community-state action to correct damage to wildlife, sanitation, and farming. (AV)

  11. Local structure of nanoporous carbons

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Petkov; R. G. Difrancesco; S. J. L. Billinge; M. Acharya; H. C. Foley

    1999-01-01

    The local atomic structure of nanoporous carbons produced by pyrolysis of poly(furfuryl alcohol) at various temperatures has been studied using neutron diffraction. Atomic pair distribution functions (PDFs) were obtained from the neutron data. Structure models have been fitted to the PDFs to understand the fine features of atomic ordering. It has been found that carbons produced at 800 and 1200

  12. Local structure of nanoporous carbons

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Petkov; R. G. Difrancesco; S. J. L. Billinge; M. Acharya; H. C. Foley

    1999-01-01

    The local atomic structure of nanoporous carbons produced by pyrolysis of poly(furfuryl alcohol) at various temperatures has been studied using neutron diffraction. Atomic pair distribution functions (PDFs) were obtained from the neutron data. Structure models have been fitted to the PDFs to understand the fine features of atomic ordering. It has been found that carbons produced at 800 and 1200°C

  13. Local shape of pictorial relief

    PubMed Central

    Koenderink, Jan; van Doorn, Andrea; Wagemans, Johan

    2014-01-01

    How is pictorial relief represented in visual awareness? Certainly not as a “depth map,” but perhaps as a map of local surface attitudes (Koenderink & van Doorn, 1995). Here we consider the possibility that observers might instead, or concurrently, represent local surface shape, a geometrical invariant with respect to motions. Observers judge local surface shape, in a picture of a piece of sculpture, on a five-point categorical scale. Categories are cap–ridge–saddle–rut–cup–flat, where “flat” denotes the absence of shape. We find that observers readily perform such a task, with full resolution of a shape index scale (cap–ridge–saddle–rut–cup), and with excellent self-consistency over days. There exist remarkable inter-observer differences. Over a group of 10 naive observers we find that the dispersion of judgments peaks at the saddle category. There may be a relation of this finding to the history of the topic—Alberti's (1827) omission of the saddle category in his purportedly exhaustive catalog of local surface shapes. PMID:25469225

  14. Fractal Superconductivity near Localization Threshold

    E-print Network

    Fominov, Yakov

    Fractal Superconductivity near Localization Threshold Mikhail Feigel'man Landau Institute, Moscow-electron states are extended but fractal and populate small fraction of the whole volume How BCS theory should be modified to account for eigenstates fractality ? #12;Mean-Field Eq. for Tc #12;#12;3D Anderson model: = 0

  15. Local anesthesia for urologic procedures.

    PubMed

    Leach, G E

    1996-08-01

    The ability to perform a variety of urologic procedures (urethrotomy, prostate surgery, penile prosthesis insertion, and bladder neck suspension) under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting is a significant advance in patient care. The surgical techniques are described that will allow the urologist to incorporate these procedures into practice. PMID:8753742

  16. Accurate relative localization using odometry

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    Nakju Lett Doh; Howie Choset; Wan Kyun Chung

    2003-01-01

    All mobile robots suffer from odometry error. Relative localization from odometry has both the systematic and the non-systematic errors. However, once a precise system error model and its parameters are given, the accuracy of odometry can be remarkably improved. Most previous works on this effort focused on the differential drive robots with little attention to the other types of mobile

  17. Lab 2: Drawing Local Connections

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Students annotate a photograph of their local study site and then develop a more abstract diagram of the site that highlights the flow of energy and matter among the four components of the Earth system. The investigation concludes with students sharing their diagrams and creating a single class diagram to represent their study site.

  18. Actin Automata: Phenomenology and Localizations

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    Adamatzky, Andrew; Mayne, Richard

    Actin is a globular protein which forms long filaments in the eukaryotic cytoskeleton, whose roles in cell function include structural support, contractile activity to intracellular signaling. We model actin filaments as two chains of one-dimensional binary-state semi-totalistic automaton arrays to describe hypothetical signaling events therein. Each node of the actin automaton takes state "0" (resting) or "1" (excited) and updates its state in discrete time depending on its neighbor's states. We analyze the complete rule space of actin automata using integral characteristics of space-time configurations generated by these rules and compute state transition rules that support traveling and mobile localizations. Approaches towards selection of the localization supporting rules using the global characteristics are outlined. We find that some properties of actin automata rules may be predicted using Shannon entropy, activity and incoherence of excitation between the polymer chains. We also show that it is possible to infer whether a given rule supports traveling or stationary localizations by looking at ratios of excited neighbors that are essential for generations of the localizations. We conclude by applying biomolecular hypotheses to this model and discuss the significance of our findings in context with cell signaling and emergent behavior in cellular computation.

  19. Kampung Capacity Local Solutions for

    E-print Network

    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Kampung Capacity Local Solutions for Sustainable Rural Energy in the Baram River Basin, Sarawak Abstract Limited energy access constrains the economic and social opportunities of up to 1.5 billion people Energy Laboratory (RAEL) & Energy and Resources Group and Goldman School of Public Policy Release Date

  20. Colorado Local History: A Directory.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Joy, Carol M., Comp.; Mood, Terry Ann, Comp.

    This directory lists by county 135 collections of local history to be found in libraries, museums, historical societies, schools, colleges, and private collections in Colorado. The directory includes only collections available in Colorado which contain bibliographic holdings such as books, newspaper files or clippings, letters, manuscripts,…

  1. Localization in minority language contexts

    E-print Network

    Scannell, Kevin Patrick

    to UNESCO #12;An Atypical Minority Language Support from cross-border language body Long written traditionLocalization in minority language contexts Kevin Scannell Saint Louis University 21 May 2013 #12;Endangered Languages More than 7000 languages spoken today Almost 2500 are endangered (UNESCO) 50

  2. Local cohomology of logarithmic forms

    E-print Network

    2012-04-03

    Apr 4, 2012 ... sors occur naturally in deformation theory, as discriminants in base spaces of versal. Date: April 4 ... M.W. has been partially supported by the Office of Naval Research. ... K to U, and we call it a local coordinate system on U ? X near ..... If Y is Euler homogeneous then the above conditions are equivalent to:.

  3. Local shape of pictorial relief.

    PubMed

    Koenderink, Jan; van Doorn, Andrea; Wagemans, Johan

    2014-01-01

    How is pictorial relief represented in visual awareness? Certainly not as a "depth map," but perhaps as a map of local surface attitudes (Koenderink & van Doorn, 1995). Here we consider the possibility that observers might instead, or concurrently, represent local surface shape, a geometrical invariant with respect to motions. Observers judge local surface shape, in a picture of a piece of sculpture, on a five-point categorical scale. Categories are cap-ridge-saddle-rut-cup-flat, where "flat" denotes the absence of shape. We find that observers readily perform such a task, with full resolution of a shape index scale (cap-ridge-saddle-rut-cup), and with excellent self-consistency over days. There exist remarkable inter-observer differences. Over a group of 10 naive observers we find that the dispersion of judgments peaks at the saddle category. There may be a relation of this finding to the history of the topic-Alberti's (1827) omission of the saddle category in his purportedly exhaustive catalog of local surface shapes. PMID:25469225

  4. Local viscous, chemically nonequilibrium flows

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    V. V. Bogolepov

    1984-01-01

    A study is made of a chemically nonequilibrium flow in local regions near cold walls. It is found that in this case the chemically reactions can take place only on a catalytic surface, and the gas can be regarded as a binary mixture of atoms and molecules. As an example, a study is made of the aerodynamic heating of a

  5. Research for Locally Relevant Solutions

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    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 2004

    2004-01-01

    In the CIDA-funded University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development program--where Canadian universities establish knowledge partnerships with Southern universities--projects with a well-developed research dimension have proven to be the strongest projects, with broader and deeper contributions to the local institutions and larger community.…

  6. Local Control of Blood Flow

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clifford, Philip S.

    2011-01-01

    Organ blood flow is determined by perfusion pressure and vasomotor tone in the resistance vessels of the organ. Local factors that regulate vasomotor tone include myogenic and metabolic autoregulation, flow-mediated and conducted responses, and vasoactive substances released from red blood cells. The relative importance of each of these factors…

  7. Localized scleroderma variants: pharmacologic implications.

    PubMed

    Jackson, Chantal Tauben; Maibach, Howard I

    2014-12-01

    Scleroderma, a complex syndrome, is a disease with varied, yet presumably related subtypes. We searched articles relating to localized scleroderma. By detailing these similarities and differences we gain increased knowledge. Furthermore, by understanding parallels and dissimilarities, possible mechanisms and interventions should be clarified. PMID:22905721

  8. Local Quantitative LTL Model Checking

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    Jiri Barnat; Lubos Brim; Ivana Cerná; Milan Ceska; Jana Tumova

    2008-01-01

    Quantitative analysis of probabilistic systems has been stu- died mainly from the global model checking point of view. In the global model-checking, the goal of verification is to decide the probability of satisfaction of a given property for all reachable states in the state space of the system under investigation. On the other hand, in local model checking approach the

  9. Collaboration in local tourism policymaking

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    Bill Bramwell; Angela Sharman

    1999-01-01

    Collaborations among stakeholders to develop policies for a destination are the subject of growing interest among researchers and managers. This paper presents an analytical framework to assess whether local collaborative arrangements are inclusionary and involve collective learning and consensus-building. The framework considers whether or not specific collaborations reduce the power imbalances between stakeholders, and it develops the concept of partial

  10. rgano informativo del Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades Suplemento especial

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    Islas, León

    Número 3 9 de mayo de 2011 Órgano informativo del Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades SuplementoCCHSuplementoespecialnúmero3,9demayode20114 La Dirección General del Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades, a través del elementos básicos del método epidemi- ológico para su aplicación en curso de Ciencias de la Salud, del nivel

  11. Pla Estratgic del Servei d'Alumnat Setembre 2007 1

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    Escolano, Francisco

    Pla Estratègic del Servei d'Alumnat Setembre 2007 1 PLA ESTRATÈGIC DE GESTIÓ SERVEI D'ALUMNAT #12;Pla Estratègic del Servei d'Alumnat Setembre 2007 2 INTRODUCCIÓ La presentació del Pla Estratègic de i l'establiment del marc per al Pla Estratègic de la Universitat d'Alacant. El Pla Estratègic del

  12. Regolamento del Collegio dei Direttori di Dipartimento (DR 769 del 21/12/2010)

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    Guidoni, Leonardo

    Regolamento del Collegio dei Direttori di Dipartimento (DR 769 del 21/12/2010) Titolo I Principi generali ART. 1 Composizione e compiti del Collegio dei Direttori di Dipartimento Il Collegio dei Direttori interdipartimentale con funzioni di raccordo delle politiche per il raggiungimento delle finalità istituzionali dei

  13. PER A UNA PEDAGOGIA DEL LABERINT del text: l'autor, 2008

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    Oro, Daniel

    PER A UNA PEDAGOGIA DEL LABERINT #12;© del text: l'autor, 2008 © de l'edició: Universitat de les Palma DL: PM 1835-2008 #12;PER A UNA PEDAGOGIA DEL LABERINT He triat per a aquesta ocasió reflexionar vostre inclou el camp de la teoria, però també, i en gran manera, el de la pràctica, ja que en pedagogia

  14. Aprovaci de l'actualitzaci del sistema de punts d'activitat acadmica del PDI

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    Yannuzzi Sanchez, Marcelo

    Aprovació de l'actualització del sistema de punts d'activitat acadèmica del PDI Acord núm.150 PDI · Document proposta informat favorablement per la Comissió de Personal i Acció Social celebrada el SISTEMA DE PUNTS D'ACTIVITAT ACADÈMICA DEL PDI Introducció El Consell de Govern va aprovar, en la sessió

  15. Evolución morfodinámica de un enclave montañoso recién deglaciado: el caso del Corral del Veleta (Sierra Nevada), ¿consecuencia del Cambio Climático?

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    Antonio Gómez Ortiz; Ferran Salvador Franch; Lothar Schulte; José Juan de Sanjosé Blasco; Alan Atkinson Gordo; David Palacios Estremera

    2008-01-01

    El Corral del Veleta (Sierra Nevada. España) cobija en su seno y bajo manto detrítico hielo glaciar fósil y permafrost alpino, restos, como mínimo, de la Pequeña Edad del Hielo (siglos XV\\/XIX). En la actualidad, estas masas heladas se encuentran en proceso de degradación. Los análisis y controles que desde 2001 se vienen llevando a cabo en un glaciar rocoso

  16. Locally Checkable Proofs Mika Goos & Jukka Suomela

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    Suomela, Jukka

    Locally Checkable Proofs Mika G¨o¨os & Jukka Suomela Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT G¨o¨os, Suomela (HIIT) Locally Checkable Proofs 7th June 2011 1 / 15 #12;Basic Question 1 What global information can we infer from local structure? G¨o¨os, Suomela (HIIT) Locally Checkable Proofs 7th

  17. Local Polyhedra and Geometric Graphs Jeff Erickson

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    Erickson, Jeff

    Local Polyhedra and Geometric Graphs Jeff Erickson University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign jeffe form a local geometric graph. We show that any boolean combination of two local polyhedra in IRd , each. Finally, we describe efficient algorithms for computing Minkowski sums of local polyhedra in two and three

  18. Local Polyhedra and Geometric Graphs # Je# Erickson +

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    Erickson, Jeff

    Local Polyhedra and Geometric Graphs # Je# Erickson + University of Illinois at Urbana­Champaign je form a local geometric graph. We show that any boolean combination of two local polyhedra in IR d # 3. Finally, we describe e#cient algorithms for computing Minkowski sums of local polyhedra in two

  19. Computational methods for global/local analysis

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    Ransom, Jonathan B.; Mccleary, Susan L.; Aminpour, Mohammad A.; Knight, Norman F., Jr.

    1992-01-01

    Computational methods for global/local analysis of structures which include both uncoupled and coupled methods are described. In addition, global/local analysis methodology for automatic refinement of incompatible global and local finite element models is developed. Representative structural analysis problems are presented to demonstrate the global/local analysis methods.

  20. LOCAL FOOD DIGEST: Food Hub Overview

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    Netoff, Theoden

    the local foods value chain. Very low profit margins, lack of subsidies, dispersed rural populationsLOCAL FOOD DIGEST: Food Hub Overview Greg Schweser Associate Director, Sustainable Local Foods, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT Food hub development has become

  1. Local flicker stimulation evokes local retinal blood velocity changes

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    Zhong, Zhangyi; Huang, Gang; Chui, Toco Yuen Ping; Petrig, Benno L.; Burns, Stephen A.

    2012-01-01

    We investigated the effect of localized visual stimulation on human retinal blood velocity using an adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AOSLO). To measure the blood velocity response, the AOSLO scanning raster was moved over the target arteries and red blood cell velocity was measured. Localized visual stimuli were delivered by projecting flicker patterns inside or outside the target artery’s downstream region. The blood velocity increased in the presence of a flicker stimulus in the downstream region but not when outside the downstream region. The blood velocity increased more with larger area of stimulation. This increase was significant even when the stimulus was smaller than 600 ?m × 600 ?m. These findings suggest that when the retina regulates its blood flow to metabolic demands, it regulates blood velocity in the vascular system selectively, according to activity of neurons within its field of influence. PMID:22661609

  2. Hardy's non-locality and generalized non-local theory

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    Choudhary, Sujit K; Kar, Guruprasad; Kunkri, Samir; Rahaman, Ramij; Roy, Anirban

    2008-01-01

    Hardy's non-locality theorem for multiple two-level systems is explored in the context of generalized nonlocal theory. We find nonlocal but non-signaling probabilities, providing Hardy's nonlocal argument, which are higher than those in Quantum Mechanics. Maximum probability of success of Hardy's argument is obtained for three two-level systems in quantum as well as in a more generalized theory. Interestingly, the maximum in the nonlocal generalized theory for both the cases turns out to be same.

  3. Hardy's non-locality and generalized non-local theory

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    Sujit K. Choudhary; Sibasish Ghosh; Guruprasad Kar; Samir Kunkri; Ramij Rahaman; Anirban Roy

    2011-10-31

    Hardy's non-locality theorem for multiple two-level systems is explored in the context of generalized nonlocal theory. We find nonlocal but non-signaling probabilities, providing Hardy's nonlocal argument, which are higher than those in Quantum Mechanics. Maximum probability of success of Hardy's argument is obtained for three two-level systems in quantum as well as in a more generalized theory. Interestingly, the maximum in the nonlocal generalized theory for both the cases turns out to be same.

  4. Topological Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM): Toward Exact Localization Without Explicit Localization

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    Howie Choset; Keiji Nagatani

    2001-01-01

    One of the critical components of mapping an unknown environment is the robot's ability to locate itself on a partially explored map. This becomes challenging when the robot experiences positioning error, does not have an external positioning device, nor the luxury of engineered landmarks placed in its free space. This paper presents a new method for simultaneous localization and mapping

  5. Local food systems: concepts, impacts, and issues

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    Steve Martinez; Michael Hand; Michelle Da Pra; Susan Pollack; Katherine Ralston; Travis Smith; Stephen Vogel; Shellye Clarke; Luanne Lohr; Sarah Low; Constance Newman

    2010-01-01

    Consumer demand for food that is locally produced,marketed, and consumed is generating increased interest in local food throughout the United States. As interest grows, so do questions about what constitutes local food and what characterizes local food systems. What Is the Issue? This study provides a comprehensive literature-review-based overview of the current understanding of local food systems, including: alternative defi

  6. Reseña del VIII Festival Internacional de Teatro

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    Dí az, Né stor Gustavo

    1986-10-01

    , aparecieron de todos los lugares del país los grupos marginales en busca de espacios para mostrar sus realizaciones. En este campo se distinguió el grupo La Tarima de Medellín, dirigido por Elkín Giraldo, que se tomó la audiencia del Festival presentando...

  7. octubre 2007 Resumen de condiciones del

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    Rey Benayas, José María

    incluidos). Compra mínima, 4 unidades: 100 Menos de 10 unidades: 25 / De 10 a 50: 24 / De 51 a 200: 20 para evitar el cambio climático, la crisis ambiental y forestal, del periodista Jordi Bigues; la Guía Práctica de la Energía (IDAE); el dossier Cambia del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente... · Mediante la

  8. de Intercambio Estudiantil UNIVERSIDAD CATLICA DEL URUGUAY

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    Petriu, Emil M.

    Programa de Intercambio Estudiantil UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL URUGUAY Nombre de la Universidad Universidad Católica del Uruguay Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga Oficina de Intercambio Estudiantil Secretaría 2738 C.P. 11600 Montevideo Uruguay E-mail interinter@ucu.edu.uy Página Web www.ucu.edu.uy Página Web

  9. SCHEMA STRATIGRAFICO E TETTONICO DEL CARSO ISONTINO

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    Maurizio Tentor; Giorgio Tunis; Sandro Venturini

    The stratigraphic section and the tectonic sketch of the Isontino Karst (Gorizia) are herein briefly described . Some important bioevents are recognized and for the first time, aptian deposits are described. Premessa. Il Carso isontino è la propaggine nordoccidentale del Carso triestino-sloveno ed è delimitato ad occidente dall' Isonzo e dalla pianura friulana, a NE dalla Valle del Vipacco e

  10. Investigación sobre la detección del cáncer

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    De acuerdo con un estudio en el que participaron más de un millón de mujeres, los investigadores del NCI han determinado que el resultado negativo de una prueba para la detección del VPH proporciona mayor certeza o seguridad frente a riesgos futuros de cáncer de cuello uterino que una prueba de Pap.

  11. ESPECIALIZACIN EN GESTIN AMBIENTAL Objetivo del programa

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    Vásquez, Carlos

    , mitigación y resolución de problemas de carácter ambiental, a fin de contribuir con el desarrollo sostenible Asignaturas Unidades-Crédito Obligatorias (21 UC) Introducción al desarrollo sostenible 3 Evaluación del impacto ambiental del desarrollo 3 Política y legislación ambiental 3 Planificación y gestión ambiental

  12. Prot. n. 56 lordo del b

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    Guidoni, Leonardo

    la dura evisto dall'a nstaurati, ai rinnovi, non cui l'assegn ella durata le ordo annuo gli comun o è stato fru egale del rel è stabilito in arico del ben no, in mater e successiv di cui all assegno) ente essere 011. La dura a legge 240/ quattro ann l dottorato d vemilatrecen al beneficiar

  13. Taphonomy of guanaco bones in Tierra del Fuego

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    Borrero, Luis Alberto

    1990-11-01

    Guanaco carcasses are deposited in great quantities in Cabo San Pablo, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina), as a result of winter stress. Taphonomic studies indicate that the gnawing action of foxes on guanaco ( Lama guanicoe) carcasses produces only very tenuous marks on the bones. Lack of sustained interest in the carcasses by carnivores results in slow disarticulation. The articulated and disarticulated bones are exposed to heavy trampling by guanacos, a process that produces vertical migration of small/dense bones and fracturing of the most weathered bones. An understanding of this ongoing process is important for local archaeology, since modern bones are migrating into archaeological contexts. A regional approach to taphonomy is the most appropriate instrument to solve this and other related problems.

  14. Subcellular localization of pituitary enzymes

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    Smith, R. E.

    1970-01-01

    A cytochemical procedure is reported for identifying subcellular sites of enzymes hydrolyzing beta-naphthylamine substrates, and to study the sites of reaction product localization in cells of various tissues. Investigations using the substrate Leu 4-methoxy-8-naphthylamine, a capture with hexonium pararosaniline, and the final chelation of osmium have identified the hydrolyzing enzyme of rat liver cells; this enzyme localized on cell membranes with intense deposition in the areas of the parcanaliculi. The study of cells in the anterior pituitary of the rat showed the deposition of reaction product on cell membrane; and on the membranes of secretion granules contained within the cell. The deposition of reaction product on the cell membrane however showed no increase or decrease with changes in the physiological state of the gland and release of secretion granules from specific cells.

  15. Nanoparticles heat through light localization.

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    Hogan, Nathaniel J; Urban, Alexander S; Ayala-Orozco, Ciceron; Pimpinelli, Alberto; Nordlander, Peter; Halas, Naomi J

    2014-08-13

    Aqueous solutions containing light-absorbing nanoparticles have recently been shown to produce steam at high efficiencies upon solar illumination, even when the temperature of the bulk fluid volume remains far below its boiling point. Here we show that this phenomenon is due to a collective effect mediated by multiple light scattering from the dispersed nanoparticles. Randomly positioned nanoparticles that both scatter and absorb light are able to concentrate light energy into mesoscale volumes near the illuminated surface of the liquid. The resulting light absorption creates intense localized heating and efficient vaporization of the surrounding liquid. Light trapping-induced localized heating provides the mechanism for low-temperature light-induced steam generation and is consistent with classical heat transfer. PMID:24960442

  16. Localization and centrality in networks

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    Martin, Travis; Zhang, Xiao; Newman, M. E. J.

    2014-11-01

    Eigenvector centrality is a common measure of the importance of nodes in a network. Here we show that under common conditions the eigenvector centrality displays a localization transition that causes most of the weight of the centrality to concentrate on a small number of nodes in the network. In this regime the measure is no longer useful for distinguishing among the remaining nodes and its efficacy as a network metric is impaired. As a remedy, we propose an alternative centrality measure based on the nonbacktracking matrix, which gives results closely similar to the standard eigenvector centrality in dense networks where the latter is well behaved but avoids localization and gives useful results in regimes where the standard centrality fails.

  17. Cannabinoid Receptor Localization in Brain

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    Miles Herkenham; Allison B. Lynn; Mark D. Little; M. Ross Johnson; Lawrence S. Melvin; Brian R. de Costa; Kenner C. Rice

    1990-01-01

    [^3H]CP 55,940, a radiolabeled synthetic cannabinoid, which is 10-100 times more potent in vivo than Delta^9-tetrahydrocannabinol, was used to characterize and localize a specific cannabinoid receptor in brain sections. The potencies of a series of natural and synthetic cannabinoids as competitors of [^3H]CP 55,940 binding correlated closely with their relative potencies in several biological assays, suggesting that the receptor characterized

  18. Local cloning of entangled qubits

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    Choudhary, Sujit K.; Kunkri, Samir; Rahaman, Ramij; Roy, Anirban [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B. T. Road, Kolkata 700 108 (India)

    2007-11-15

    We discuss the exact cloning of orthogonal but entangled qubits under local operations and classical communication. The amount of entanglement necessary in a blank copy is obtained for various cases. Surprisingly, this amount is more than 1 ebit for certain sets of two nonmaximal but equally entangled states of two qubits. To clone any three Bell states, at least log{sub 2} 3 ebit is necessary.

  19. Lower Bounds for Local Algorithms

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    Suomela, Jukka

    as a function of -- or much worse #12;fairly well understood log* log log* nO(1) O(1) poorly understood #12 & Stockmeyer (1995) · o(log* ): unknown #12;fairly well understood log* log log* nO(1) O(1) poorly labelled with unique O(log n)-bit identifiers 3 54 23 12 #12;LOCAL model · Input: simple undirected graph G

  20. Immunoprobe Localization by Correlative Microscopy

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    Calarco, Patricia G.

    2000-05-01

    : Mammalian oocytes present challenges for optimal study by electron microscopy (EM) due to their high level of hydration, their large size, and their relatively undifferentiated cytoplasm. This is particularly true for immunoprobe localization which has led to a dependence on light microscopic (LM) techniques, such as immunofluorescence. This study presents correlative LM and EM data to describe an example of the failure of light microscopy to correctly predict the ultrastructure of one particular organelle. Immunoprobe localization of centrosome and microtubule organizing center (MTOC) antigens in the mammalian egg was made by immunofluorescence and post-embedding immuno-EM, with best EM results achieved in Lowicryl-embedded material. Centrosome and MTOC antigens were detected by 5051 and an antibody to gamma tubulin ([gamma]-tubulin). Gamma tubulin is a highly conserved element of MTOCs in many species and, thus, is highly diagnostic for them; it is also considered essential for microtubule (MT) nucleation. Results indicate that prior to nuclear breakdown, 5051 antigens and [gamma]-tubulin are found exclusively in a type of ``organelle,'' the multivesicular aggregate (MVA), that bears no resemblance to MTOCs at the ultrastructural level. Until recently, the MVA was considered an organelle without a known function, while standard MTOCs were presumed to be the entities that carry the proteins recognized by centrosome antibodies. LM localization of centrosomal antigens carried the presumption that standard MTOCs were the entities labeled. Whether or not other molecules are shown to co-localize to these MVA, the presence of [gamma]-tubulin supports the contention that MVA, or their contents, serve as centrosomal precursors with a unique ultrastructure. Thus, dependence on LM techniques alone can lead to erroneous conclusions on organelle identity and function.

  1. Local metastasis in conjunctival melanoma.

    PubMed

    Oosterhuis, J A; de Wolff-Rouendaal, D

    1983-12-15

    After excision of conjunctival melanomas the rate of recidivation is high. This may partly be due to local seeding of tumour cells in the excision wound, as we observed in one patient. We now use a sodiumhypochlorite solution (Dakin's solution) as tumour cell killing agent. Instead of diagnostic biopsy exfoliative cytology is performed; at surgery the tumour is not touched except for cauterisation with formaldehyde. PMID:6662010

  2. RESOLUCI DEL PLA D'ESTABILITZACI DE PDI Acord nm.186/2011 del Consell de Govern pel qual s'aprova la resoluci del

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    Casanellas, Marta

    RESOLUCIÓ DEL PLA D'ESTABILITZACIÓ DE PDI Acord núm.186/2011 del Consell de Govern pel qual s'aprova la resolució del pla d'estabilització de PDI. · Document proposta informat favorablement per la PROGRAMA D'ESTABILITZACIÓ DEL PDI AMB CONTRACTE TEMPORAL A TEMPS COMPLET DE LA UPC Antecedents El Consell

  3. Placental transfer of local anesthetics.

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    Yurth, D A

    1982-02-01

    All the presently used local anesthetic agents in the increasingly popular modalities of obstetric regional anesthesia cross the placenta readily, governed only by two factors that the anesthesiologist has any control over (1) dosage and timing of doses and (2) uterine blood flow as it relates to the development of fetal acidosis. Uptake of a given dose of local agent from the epidural or caudal spaces may be limited with the addition of epinephrine to some extent with some drugs, but this is of little real value in the two safest drugs--bupivacaine and 2-chloroprocaine. At the doses and in the manner presently recommended, fetal intoxication with local anesthetic agent during maternal epidural analgesia should not occur in the absence of either direct intravascular injection, severe maternal hepatic disorder, marked fetal prematurity or postmaturity. The usual precautions in the exercise of regional anesthesia when applied to obstetrics render it very safe, if not the safest form of anesthesia-analgesia available. PMID:7039931

  4. Sound localization in hemispherectomized patients.

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    Poirier, P; Lassonde, M; Villemure, J G; Geoffroy, G; Lepore, F

    1994-05-01

    In order to precisely evaluate the consequences of cortical damage on free-field sound localization in humans, the present study examined response accuracy to auditory targets in three hemispherectomized patients and IQ-matched controls. Listeners reported sound location by pointing with their dominant hand to the apparent sound location in an anechoic chamber. Two conditions were tested: (i) localization of a fixed-sound source and (ii) localization of the beginning and the end of a simulated moving stimulus. In both conditions, the responses of the patients were less accurate than those of the controls in the hemifield contralateral to their removed hemisphere. Moreover, the single-case analyses revealed that the performances obtained with fixed sources were generally more precise than those obtained with moving sources. This result is discussed in terms of a differential involvement of cortical and subcortical pathways in the processing of stationary and moving sounds. Finally, the age at surgery and the post-surgical interval were related with the magnitude of the deficits, suggesting the possible influences of functional reorganization and cerebral plasticity. PMID:8084413

  5. El teatro dominicano en la década del 80

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    Aybar, Robinson

    1992-04-01

    SPRING 1992 169 El teatro dominicano en la década del 80 Robinson Aybar En el año 1980 un grupo de teatristas reconocidos se reúne en la ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros para discutir la problemática del teatro dominicano. De dicho... marzo como Día del Teatro en la República Dominicana. El CELCIT también lo había declarado día internacional del teatro. La década del 80 marca en la historia del teatro dominicano precedentes, ya que en 1983 se celebra el primer Festival de la...

  6. Local-scale dynamics and local drivers of bushmeat trade.

    PubMed

    Nyaki, Angela; Gray, Steven A; Lepczyk, Christopher A; Skibins, Jeffrey C; Rentsch, Dennis

    2014-10-01

    Bushmeat management policies are often developed outside the communities in which they are to be implemented. These policies are also routinely designed to be applied uniformly across communities with little regard for variation in social or ecological conditions. We used fuzzy-logic cognitive mapping, a form of participatory modeling, to compare the assumptions driving externally generated bushmeat management policies with perceptions of bushmeat trade dynamics collected from local community members who admitted to being recently engaged in bushmeat trading (e.g., hunters, sellers, consumers). Data were collected during 9 workshops in 4 Tanzanian villages bordering Serengeti National Park. Specifically, we evaluated 9 community-generated models for the presence of the central factors that comprise and drive the bushmeat trade and whether or not models included the same core concepts, relationships, and logical chains of reasoning on which bushmeat conservation policies are commonly based. Across local communities, there was agreement about the most central factors important to understanding the bushmeat trade (e.g., animal recruitment, low income, and scarcity of food crops). These matched policy assumptions. However, the factors perceived to drive social-ecological bushmeat trade dynamics were more diverse and varied considerably across communities (e.g., presence or absence of collaborative law enforcement, increasing human population, market demand, cultural preference). Sensitive conservation issues, such as the bushmeat trade, that require cooperation between communities and outside conservation organizations can benefit from participatory modeling approaches that make local-scale dynamics and conservation policy assumptions explicit. Further, communities' and conservation organizations' perceptions need to be aligned. This can improve success by allowing context appropriate policies to be developed, monitored, and appropriately adapted as new evidence is generated. PMID:24975683

  7. Signal machines : localization of isolated accumulation Signal machines : localization of isolated

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    Durand-Lose, Jérôme

    Signal machines : localization of isolated accumulation Signal machines : localization of isolated'Orléans, Orléans, FRANCE 6 mars 2011 Journées Calculabilités Paris 1 / 39 #12;Signal machines : localization of isolated accumulation 1 Signal machines and isolated accumulations 2 Necessary conditions

  8. Local Representation in the Context of Decentralization: Mayors, Citizens, and Local Governance in Latin America 

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    Shockley, Bethany L

    2014-06-06

    aspects of local representation: government responsiveness and procedural inclusiveness. I examine local representation in the context of decentralization because local officials and citizens interact according to the set of decentralization policies...

  9. Local rigidity in sandpile models.

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    Ciliberti, S; Caldarelli, G; Loreto, V; Pietronero, L

    2002-07-01

    We address the problem of the role of the concept of local rigidity in the family of sandpile systems. We define rigidity as the ratio between the critical energy and the amplitude of the external perturbation and we show, in the framework of the dynamically driven renormalization group, that any finite value of the rigidity in a generalized sandpile model renormalizes to an infinite value at the fixed point, i.e., on a large scale. The fixed-point value of the rigidity allows then for a nonambiguous distinction between sandpilelike systems and diffusive systems. Numerical simulations support our analytical results. PMID:12241452

  10. Low temperature acoustic polaron localization

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    Riccardo Fantoni

    2012-09-26

    We calculate the low temperature properties of an acoustic polaron in three dimensions in thermal equilibrium at a given temperature using a specialized path integral Monte Carlo method. In particular we find numerical evidence that the chosen Hamiltonian for the acoustic polaron describes a phase transition from a localized state to an unlocalized state for the electron as the phonons-electron coupling constant decreases. The phase transition manifests itself with a jump discontinuity in the potential energy as a function of the coupling constant. In the weak coupling regime the electron is in an extended state whereas in the strong coupling regime it is found in a self-trapped state.

  11. Genetic Algorithms and Local Search

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    Whitley, Darrell

    1996-01-01

    The first part of this presentation is a tutorial level introduction to the principles of genetic search and models of simple genetic algorithms. The second half covers the combination of genetic algorithms with local search methods to produce hybrid genetic algorithms. Hybrid algorithms can be modeled within the existing theoretical framework developed for simple genetic algorithms. An application of a hybrid to geometric model matching is given. The hybrid algorithm yields results that improve on the current state-of-the-art for this problem.

  12. Localizing Jammers in Wireless Networks

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    Hongbo Liu; Wenyuan Xu; Yingying Chen; Zhenhua Liu

    2009-01-01

    Abstract—Wireless communication,is susceptible to radio in- terference and jamming attacks, which prevent the reception of communications.,Most existing anti-jamming,work,does not consider,the location information,of radio interferers and,jam- mers. However, this information can provide important insights for networks,to manage,its resource and,to defend,against radio interference. In this paper, we explore methods to localize radio interferers in wireless networks. We first exploit the feasibility of

  13. René Marqués, del absurdo a la realidad

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    Zalacaí n, Daniel

    1978-10-01

    FALL 1978 33 René Marques, del absurdo a la realidad DANIEL ZALACAIN Es evidente en la obra de René Marqués la lucha del autor por tratar de vencer al tiempo, por recuperar un paraíso perdido, ultrajado por el presente. Como artista al fin... desentona con el presente—absurdo y sin sentido. El tiempo, por su parte, se muestra aplastante y devorador, pero no ha podido borrar por completo la existencia del pasado. Es bien palpable que el interior de las casas coloniales que él presenta...

  14. Localized shrinkage factors and minimax results

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    Kostal, H.

    1983-01-01

    A condition is derived under which a localized shrinkage factor estimator will be minimax. A specific localized shrinkage factor estimator is described. The nonapplicability of the derived condition to some estimators is shown. Several comments concerning these results are made.

  15. Climate adaptation: Cultural knowledge and local risks

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    Strauss, Sarah

    2015-07-01

    A focus on African American communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland highlights the ways that local cultural knowledge differs from place to place, developing understanding of local climate risks and resources for adaptation.

  16. Local Area Networks - Applications to Energy Management 

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    Bakken, B. M.

    1984-01-01

    One of the newest advances in computer technology is the Local Area Network. Its many applications in the office environment are well publicized. This paper describes the application of Local Area Networks to another environment: Energy Management...

  17. Acoustic Source Localization Using the Acoustic ENSBox

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    Grether, Gregory

    Acoustic Source Localization Using the Acoustic ENSBox Andreas M. Ali Kung Yao Electrical of new deployable acoustic sensor platforms presents opportunities to develop automated tools for bio-acoustic Keywords Bioacoustics, distributed signal processing, acoustic source localization, wireless sensor

  18. All things being unequal : locality in movement

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    Doggett, Teal Bissell, 1975-

    2004-01-01

    In this thesis I demonstrate that a simplified theory of locality \\ has greater success in accounting for locality in movement than more complicated alternatives that have been suggested. In particular, I argue that closeness ...

  19. Solutions 2012 14 local projects offering

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    Martin, Jeff

    _______________________ Solutions 2012 14 local projects offering knowledge, skills& hope for our,funneling$4 billiondollarsoutof province every yearto buy whatwe burn. 50x30 proposestodevelopaprovince-wide commitmentandstrategytoincrease renewable energyuse inManitoba to 50% by2030. Thiswouldgenerate local economiesandreduce

  20. The structure of local gravity theories

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    Maurice J. Dupre

    2014-03-12

    We discuss the structure of local gravity theories as resulting from the idea that locally gravity must be physically characterized by tidal acceleration, and show how this relates to both Newtonian gravity and Einstein's general relativity.

  1. LOCALIZED HARMONIC MOTION IMAGING: THEORY, SIMULATIONSAND EXPERIMENTS

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    Konofagou, Elisa E.

    LOCALIZED HARMONIC MOTION IMAGING: THEORY, SIMULATIONSAND EXPERIMENTS Elisa E. Konofagou typically estimate static or harmonic motion resulting from an externally or internally applied mechanical signaltraclung in orderto estimate the localized oscillatory motion resulting from the harmonic radiation force

  2. Ultrasound probe localization by tracking skin features

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    Sun, Shih-Yu

    2014-01-01

    Ultrasound probe localization with respect to the human body is essential for freehand three-dimensional ultrasound (3D US), image-guided surgery, and longitudinal studies. Existing methods for probe localization, however, ...

  3. 34 CFR 361.15 - Local administration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Local administration. 361.15 Section 361.15 Education...for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Administration § 361.15 Local administration. (a) If the State plan provides...

  4. 34 CFR 361.15 - Local administration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Local administration. 361.15 Section 361.15 Education...for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Administration § 361.15 Local administration. (a) If the State plan provides...

  5. Seismicity following the 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Zollweg, J.E.

    1990-01-01

    Over 200 of the best-recorded earthquakes occurring near Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia, between December 1985 and May 1986 are examined for spatial patterns, information on local stress orientations, and evidence for seismogenic structures that may be related to magma-transport processes. These earthquakes occurred following the devastating eruption of November 13, 1985. Earthquake activity that is probably related to the volcanic system occurs over a large area, of the order of 50 km2. A pattern of earthquakes beneath the southern half of Ruiz may be the expression of a conduit system, but evidence is inconclusive due to low spatial resolution of most hypocenters. Epicenter and first-motion plots suggest most earthquakes occur on small faults of varying orientation. Most seismicity during this time period was unrelated to mapped faults, including some with Holocene offsets, except for the Villamaria Fault near Ruiz's northeast sector. Composite focal mechanisms show a variation of nearly 90?? in the strike of T-axes and indicate Ruiz is in a zone of local extension. ?? 1990.

  6. The Lie Algebra of Local Killing Fields

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    Richard Atkins

    2009-09-18

    We present an algebraic procedure that finds the Lie algebra of the local Killing fields of a smooth metric. In particular, we determine the number of independent local Killing fields about a given point on the manifold. Spaces of constant curvature and locally symmetric spaces are also discussed. Furthermore, we obtain a complete classification of the Lie algebra of local Killing fields for surfaces in terms of conditions upon the Gauss curvature.

  7. Volume-dependent electron localization in ceria

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    Arapan, Sergiu; Simak, Sergei I.; Skorodumova, Natalia V.

    2015-03-01

    We have performed a numerical study of the process of electron localization in reduced ceria. Our results show that different localized charge distributions can be attained in a bulk system by varying the lattice parameter. We demonstrate that the effect of electron localization is mainly determined by lattice relaxation and an accurate account for the effects of electronic correlation is necessary to achieve localized charge distribution.

  8. Quiver Gauge Models in F-Theory on Local Tetrahedron

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    Lalla Btissam Drissi; Leila Medari; El Hassan Saidi

    2009-08-03

    We study a class of 4D $\\mathcal{N}=1$ supersymmetric GUT- type models in the framework of the Beasley-Heckman-Vafa theory. We first review general results on MSSM and supersymmetric GUT; and we describe useful tools on 4D quiver gauge theories in F- theory set up. Then we study the effective supersymmetric gauge theory in the 7-brane wrapping 4-cycles in F-theory on local elliptic CY4s based on a complex tetrahedral surface $\\mathcal{T}$ and its blown ups $\\mathcal{T}_{n}$. The complex 2d geometries $\\mathcal{T}$ and $\\mathcal{T}_{n}$ are \\emph{non planar} projective surfaces that extend the projective plane $\\mathbb{P}^{2}$ and the del Pezzos. Using the power of toric geometry encoding the toric data of the base of the local CY4, we build a class of \\emph{4D} $\\mathcal{N}=1$ non minimal GUT- type models based on $\\mathcal{T}$ and $\\mathcal{T}_{n}$. An explicit construction is given for the SU$(5) $ GUT-type model.

  9. Local determinants of contour interpolation.

    PubMed

    Maertens, Marianne; Shapley, Robert

    2008-01-01

    Objects in our visual environment are perceived as integral wholes even when their retinal images are incomplete. We ask whether the perceptual precision of subjective interpolation between isolated image parts depends on the overall proportion of visible image information or rather on its geometrical arrangement. We used Varin-type subjective shapes that provide less physical stimulus information than Kanizsa-type figures because partially occluded solid inducers are replaced by partially occluded concentric arcs. We tested whether perceptual precision varies as a function of contour support, or alternatively, depends on the number of, and the distance between, line endings within the inducers. We measured performance in a probe localization task, where a small target is presented at different distances around a subjective boundary. Sensitivity, captured by the just noticeable position difference between in- and outside probes, crucially depended on the geometric arrangement of line ends in the Varin figures. This is objective evidence that the apparent subjective contour strength does not primarily depend on contour support but is determined by the number and the separation between inducers' line endings. The results suggest that neuronal mechanisms sensitive to highly localized 2D features are crucial for determining the perceived shape of visual objects. PMID:19146236

  10. Developing Photo Activated Localization Microscopy

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    Hess, Harald

    2015-03-01

    Photo Activated Localization Microscopy, PALM, acquires super-resolution images by activating a subset of activatable fluorescent labels and estimating the center of the each molecular label to sub-diffractive accuracy. When this process is repeated thousands of times for different subsets of molecules, then an image can be rendered from all the center coordinates of the molecules. I will describe the circuitous story of its development that began with another super-resolution technique, NSOM, developed by my colleague Eric Betzig, who imaged single molecules at room temperature, and later we spectrally resolved individual luminescent centers of quantum wells. These two observations inspired a generalized path to localization microscopy, but that path was abandoned because no really useful fluorescent labels were available. After a decade of nonacademic industrial pursuits and the subsequent freedom of unemployment, we came across a class of genetically expressible fluorescent proteins that were switchable or convertible that enabled the concept to be implemented and be biologically promising. The past ten years have been very active with many groups exploring applications and enhancements of this concept. Demonstrating significant biological relevance will be the metric if its success.

  11. Local structure of supercritical matter

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    Dima Bolmatov; D. Zav'yalov; M. Zhernenkov

    2014-05-28

    The supercritical state is currently viewed as uniform on the pressure-temperature phase diagram. Supercritical fluids have the dynamic motions of a gas but are able to dissolve materials like a liquid. They have started to be deployed in many important industrial applications stimulating fundamental theoretical work and development of experimental techniques. Here, we have studied local structure of supercritical matter by calculating static structure factor, mean force potential, self-diffusion, first coordination shell number and pair distribution function within very wide temperature ranges. Our results show a monotonic disappearance of medium-range order correlations at elevated temperatures providing direct evidence for structural crossover in the reciprocal and real spaces. Importantly, the discovered structural crossover in the reciprocal space is fundamentally inter-related to structural crossover in the real space, granting new unexpected interlinks between operating system properties in the supercritical state. Finally, we discuss an evolution analysis of the local structure and important implications for an experimental detection of structural monotonic transitions in the supercritical matter.

  12. Local Effects of Delayed Food

    PubMed Central

    Davison, Michael; Baum, William M

    2007-01-01

    Five pigeons were trained on a procedure in which seven concurrent variable-interval schedules arranged seven different food–rate ratios in random sequence in each session. Each of these components lasted for 10 response-produced food deliveries, and components were separated by 10-s blackouts. We varied delays to food (signaled by blackout) between the two response alternatives in an experiment with three phases: In Phase 1, the delay on one alternative was 0?s, and the other was varied between 0 and 8?s; in Phase 2, both delays were equal and were varied from 0 to 4?s; in Phase 3, the two delays summed to 8?s, and each was varied from 1 to 7?s. The results showed that increasing delay affected local choice, measured by a pulse in preference, in the same way as decreasing magnitude, but we found also that increasing the delay at the other alternative increased local preference. This result casts doubt on the traditional view that a reinforcer strengthens a response depending only on the reinforcer's value discounted by any response–reinforcer delay. The results suggest that food guides, rather than strengthens, behavior. PMID:17465314

  13. Local Factorization of Functions Technical Report

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    Tresp, Volker

    introduce a specific approximate local factorization, the local factoriz- ing approximation (LFA). In contrast to other local approximations, such as the Laplace approximation, the LFA does not rely, the LFA is accurate in case that the function factorizes in some rotated coordinate system. In the next

  14. Loop Fusion for Data Locality and Parallelism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sharad Singhai; Kathryn McKinley

    1996-01-01

    Modern processors use memory hierarchy of several levels. Achieving high performance mandates the effective use of the cache locality. Compiler trans- formations can relieve the programmer from hand- optimizing for the specific machine architectures. Loop fusion is a reordering transformation that merges multiple loops into a single loop. It can in- crease data locality thereby exploiting better cache locality; it

  15. Local protein structure prediction using discriminative models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Oliver Sander; Ingolf Sommer; Thomas Lengauer

    2006-01-01

    Background: In recent years protein structure prediction methods using local structure information have shown promising improvements. The quality of new fold predictions has risen significantly and in fold recognition incorporation of local structure predictions led to improvements in the accuracy of results. We developed a local structure prediction method to be integrated into either fold recognition or new fold prediction

  16. Global network structures from local processes

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    Garry Robins; Philippa Pattison; Jodie Woolcock

    Using a simulation approach based on the Metropolis algorithm, we contrast broad global features of network structure - in particular, small world properties - with the local patterning that could generate the network. It is not difficult to infer local structures emerging from certain simple social processes but, as these localized patterns agglomerate, the global outcomes are often not apparent.

  17. Broadband Source Localization From an Eigenanalysis Perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mehrez Souden; Jacob Benesty; Sofiène Affes

    2010-01-01

    Broadband source localization has several applications ranging from automatic video camera steering to target signal tracking and enhancement through beamforming. Consequently, there has been a considerable amount of effort to develop reliable methods for accurate localization over the last few decades. Essentially, the localization process consists in finding the candidate source location that maximizes the synchrony between the properly time-shifted

  18. Estimation Bounds for Localization Cheng Chang

    E-print Network

    Sahai, Anant

    of localization problem using ranging information. The Cram´er-Rao lower bound (CRB) [17] is widely used´er- Rao lower bound (CRB) for two kinds of localization based on noisy range measurements. The first of the CRB in this case and derive lower and upper bounds on the CRB which can be computed using only local

  19. Cramér-Rao-Type Bounds for Localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cheng Chang; Anant Sahai

    2006-01-01

    The localization problem is fundamentally impor- tant for sensor networks. This paper studies the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRB) for two kinds of localization based on noisy range measurements. The first is Anchored Localization in which the estimated positions of at least 3 nodes are known in global coordinates. We show some basic invariances of the CRB in this case and

  20. Local cloning of entangled states Vlad Gheorghiu

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    Griffiths, Robert B.

    Local cloning of entangled states Vlad Gheorghiu Department of Physics Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213, U.S.A. March 16, 2010 Vlad Gheorghiu (CMU) Local cloning of entangled states March 16, 2010 1 / 18 #12;Outline 1 Introduction 2 LOCC vs Separable Operations 3 Local cloning entangled states

  1. Wavelet localization of the Radon transform

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tim Olson; Joe DeStefano

    1994-01-01

    The authors develop an algorithm which significantly reduces radiation exposure in X-ray tomography, when a local region of the body is to be imaged. The algorithm uses the properties of wavelets to essentially localize the Radon transform. This algorithm differs from previous algorithms for doing local tomography because it recovers an approximation to the original image, not the image module

  2. Participatory Integrated Assessment in local level planning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Ridder; C. Pahl-Wostl

    2005-01-01

    The topic is introduced by a short but critical discussion of criteria and needs of Participatory Integrated Assessment (PIA) and participatory local planning. This paper depicts differences of participation in Integrated Assessment and in local level planning but provides also conditions and ideas how PIA can be used for local planning including implementation. A small review of PIA and participation

  3. Global localization using distinctive visual features

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    Stephen Se; David Lowe; Jim Little

    2002-01-01

    We have previously developed a mobile robot system which uses scale invariant visual landmarks to localize and simultaneously build a 3D map of the environment In this paper, we look at global localization, also known as the kidnapped robot problem, where the robot localizes itself globally, without any prior location estimate. This is achieved by matching distinctive landmarks in the

  4. Local WMR navigation with monocular data

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lluis Pacheco; Ningsu Luo; X. Cufi; Javier Cobos

    2009-01-01

    This article presents recent WMR (wheeled mobile robot) navigation experiences using local perception knowledge provided by monocular and odometer systems. A local narrow perception horizon is used to plan safety trajectories towards the objective. Therefore, monocular data are proposed as a way to obtain real time local information by building two dimensional occupancy grids through a time integration of the

  5. Original Article Comparing Sound Localization Deficits

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    Litovsky, Ruth

    Original Article Comparing Sound Localization Deficits in Bilateral Cochlear-Implant Users Abstract Bilateral cochlear-implant (BiCI) users are less accurate at localizing free-field (FF) sound deficits experienced by BiCI users. Keywords bilateral, cochlear implant, sound localization, vocoder

  6. Active Mobile Robot Localization Wolfram Burgard

    E-print Network

    Washington at SeattleUniversity of

    Active Mobile Robot Localization Wolfram Burgard Dept. of Computer Science III University of Bonn D International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 97) Abstract Localization is the problem of determining the po­ sition of a mobile robot from sensor data. Most ex­ isting localization approaches

  7. REL3.0 SW DAILY LOCAL

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-07-09

    REL3.0 SW DAILY LOCAL Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 GEWEX Shortwave Daily Local Time Data in Native grid binary format   News:  ... Temporal Resolution:  Daily from 3-hourly Local Sun time values File Format:  BINARY Tools:  ...

  8. Passive Localization Methods based on Distributed Phenomena

    E-print Network

    Henderson, Thomas C.

    Passive Localization Methods based on Distributed Phenomena Felix Sawo, Thomas C. Henderson, Christopher Sikorski, and Uwe D. Hanebeck Abstract This paper is devoted to methods for localizing individual.e., rigorous exploitation of physical background knowledge) using local observations of a distributed

  9. Anchor Nodes Placement for Effective Passive Localization

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    Akl, Robert

    Anchor Nodes Placement for Effective Passive Localization Robert Akl, Karthik Pasupathy Department after deployment. Localization is a process used to locate sensor nodes' positional coordinates, which is vital information. The localization is generally assisted by anchor nodes that are also sensor nodes

  10. The Expressiveness of Locally Stratified Programs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Howard A. Blair; V. Wiktor Marek; John S. Schlipf

    1995-01-01

    This paper completes an investigation of the logical expressibility of finite, locally stratified, general logic programs. We show that every hyperarithmetic set can be defined by a suitably chosen locally stratified logic program (as a set of values of a predicate over its perfect model). This is an optimal result, since the perfect model of a locally stratified program is

  11. Symmetry detection through local skewed symmetries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tat-jen Cham; Roberto Cipolla

    1995-01-01

    We explore how global symmetry can be detected prior to segmentation and under noise and occlusion. The definition of local symmetries is extended to affine geometries by consider- ing the tangents and curvatures of local structures, and a quantitative measure of local symmetry known as symmetri- city is introduced, which is based on Mahalanobis distances from the tangent-curvature states of

  12. TAP Members LOCAL ROAD RESEARCH BOARD

    E-print Network

    Minnesota, University of

    in a manner that is sensitive to the local context and recognizes that the needs vary in urban, suburban that is sensitive to the local context and recognizes that the needs vary in urban, suburban, and rural settings to the local context and recognizes that the needs vary in urban, suburban, and rural settings (MINN. STAT. 174

  13. Wireless Local Area Networks Edward C. Prem,

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    Jain, Raj

    Wireless Local Area Networks Edward C. Prem, This paper is designed to give the layman a basic time now, companies and individuals have interconnected computers with local area networks (LANs store by themselves. In the past all local area networks were wired together and in a fixed location

  14. Target localization by a multistatic UWB radar

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. S?vecova?; D. Kocur; R. Zetik; J. Rovn?a?kova?

    2010-01-01

    Moving target localization and tracking are of great interest for rescue, surveillance and security operations. The radar signal processing procedure providing the target position estimation consists of such phases of signal processing as raw radar data pre-processing, background subtraction, detection, time of arrival estimation, localization and tracking. In this paper, we will focus on the localization phase where we assume

  15. Response of Spirogyra chloroplast to local illumination

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Ohiwa

    1977-01-01

    1. The chloroplast of Spirogyra grows diffusively over its entire length even when irradiated only locally. Illumination of a disconnected chloroplast fragment also enhances the growth of other disconnected, non-illuminated fragments in the same cell. —2. When irradiated locally, the chloroplast becomes deformed to bring a greater part of it into the lighted area. Deformation caused by local illumination occurs

  16. Art and Place: The Local Connection.

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    Van Dyke, Jan

    1999-01-01

    Stresses the importance of local arts, focusing on encouraging modern dance at the local level. Addresses issues such as audience participation, sense of ownership and community, and accessibility that accompanies local art. Considers the implications for K-12 modern dance education. (CMK)

  17. Closed locally minimal nets on tetrahedra

    SciTech Connect

    Strelkova, Nataliya P [M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2011-01-31

    Closed locally minimal networks are in a sense a generalization of closed geodesics. A complete classification is known of closed locally minimal networks on regular (and generally any equihedral) tetrahedra. In the present paper certain necessary and certain sufficient conditions are given for at least one closed locally minimal network to exist on a given non-equihedral tetrahedron. Bibliography: 6 titles.

  18. Diverse Local Literacies and Standardizing Policies

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    Bomer, Randy; Maloch, Beth

    2012-01-01

    The authors challenge educators to speculate on how to address local issues in a world that is increasingly diverse and global. This Research and Policy section emphasizes the seemingly paradoxical importance of both local and global literacy, illuminating the tension between the preservation of local literacy and a global standardization of…

  19. The Hypothesis of Locality and its Limitations

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    Bahram Mashhoon

    2003-03-07

    The hypothesis of locality, its origin and consequences are discussed. This supposition is necessary for establishing the local spacetime frame of accelerated observers; in this connection, the measurement of length in a rotating system is considered in detail. Various limitations of the hypothesis of locality are examined.

  20. A Parametric Approach to Extended Source Localization

    E-print Network

    Kabal, Peter

    A Parametric Approach to Extended Source Localization Shahrokh VALAEEI r t , Peter KABAL f p that are highly localized in space (point sources). This modeling of a source is not a valid assumption in some on a parametric model for the spatial correlation function of the sig- nal and has been applied to localization

  1. Symmetry detection through local skewed symmetries

    E-print Network

    Cham, Tat Jen

    Symmetry detection through local skewed symmetries Tat-Jen Cham and Roberto Cipolla We explore how global symmetry can be detected prior to segmentation and under noise and occlusion. The definition of local symmetries is extended to affine geometries by consider- ing the tangents and curvatures of local

  2. Simultaneous Localization and Surveying with Multiple Agents

    E-print Network

    Roweis, Sam

    localization and surveying from sensor logs of mobile agents navigating in unknown environments. We show and surveying (SLAS) is distinct from the well known simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) problemSimultaneous Localization and Surveying with Multiple Agents Sam T. Roweis and Ruslan R

  3. Localization Using GASA for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yifang Tang; Meiling Sun

    2008-01-01

    With the proliferation of location dependent applications in sensor networks, localization awareness becomes an essential capability of sensor nodes. Many localization algorithms have been proposed in recent years, in which DV-Hop is the most popular one. Intrinsically, localization is an optimization problem based on various distance\\/path measures. GA and SA are both widely used approaches toward optimization problems with certain

  4. La guerra del fin del mundo: historia e invencion en una novela historica

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    Loeffler, Lisa Bowe

    1984-01-01

    41 67 78 IV CONCLUSION 98 APEND ICE NOTAS BIBLIOGRAFXA 104 131 135 VITA 138 CAPITULO I INTRODUCCION La novels mas reciente del escritor peruano contemporaneo Marin 1 Verges Llosa, La uerra del fin del mundo, trata un movimiento reli... novelists y corno critico (Oviedo, Invencion, 310). SegGn el, este terna le fascina porque lo 4 entiende menos cuanto mas lo practica. Puesto que los comentarios de Verges Llosa en sus obras de critics con respecto a otros novelistas se aplican...

  5. Mitochondrial DNA diversity of feral pigs from Karukinka Natural Park, Tierra del Fuego Island, Chile.

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    Aravena, P; Skewes, O; Gouin, N

    2015-01-01

    Control or eradication of exotic species is one of the greatest challenges facing biodiversity and ecosystem conservation. Domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domestica) were released and became feral in the southern region of Chilean Tierra del Fuego Island in the 1900s. Currently, they inhabit part of Karukinka Natural Park, an area of global conservation concern. To gain insight into the control of this invasive species, we analyzed genetic variation in the mitochondrial DNA control region to determine the origin and population subdivision of feral pigs in Tierra del Fuego. Sequences from a sample of 42 feral pigs, 10 domestic pigs from local farms, and references from other countries and commercial breeds revealed 2 highly differentiated populations, 1 in the western and the other in the eastern area of the park, each harboring a different haplotype, suggesting no connectivity between populations. Comparison of these haplotypes with reference sequences from other countries and commercial breeds indicated that feral pigs from Chilean Tierra del Fuego are of European origin, very likely from 2 separate introduction events. The haplotype found in the western feral population was also identified in domestic pigs from a farm. This raises concerns regarding the possible connectivity between stocks from local farms and the wild population. Based on these results, we recommend the development of strategies for controlling the population of this invasive species in Karukinka Natural Park. PMID:25966196

  6. conomicas.a.esconomicasaes gua del estudiante

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    Escolano, Francisco

    Académico 2012/13 .......................................... 9 Plan de estudios del Grado en Economía el Plan de Estudios.................................................11 Vicedecanato de Prácticas puedes cambiar la contraseña. La contraseña es personal e intransferible. En caso de olvido

  7. CE Laboratory Del. University of Technology

    E-print Network

    Epema, Dick H.J.

    CE Laboratory Del. University of Technology 1 #12;Outline · The Staff reuse · Spinoff BlueBee 6 Electronic System Level Design (ESL) #12;CE research activities (2. => Technology scaling is posing new architectural, design, test, and computing challenges. 8 Dependable

  8. Departamento de Filosofa del Derecho y Derecho Internacional Privado Presentacin

    E-print Network

    Escolano, Francisco

    Departamento de Filosofía del Derecho y Derecho Internacional Privado Presentación El Departamento de Filosofía del Derecho y Derecho Internacional Privado está compuesto por las siguientes áreas de personalizada, los profesores del Departamento de Filosofía del Derecho y Derecho Internacional Privado ruegan

  9. RESOLUCI DE LA CONVOCATRIA DE LLICNCIES SABTIQUES DEL PDI

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    RESOLUCIÓ DE LA CONVOCATÒRIA DE LLICÈNCIES SABÀTIQUES DEL PDI CURS 2011-2012 Acord núm.110/2011 del Consell de Govern pel qual s'aprova la resolució de la convocatòria de llicències sabàtiques del PDI curs Acadèmic Juliol de 2011 RESOLUCIÓ DE LA CONVOCATÒRIA DE LLICÈNCIES SABÀTIQUES DEL PDI PER AL CURS 2011

  10. RESOLUCI DE LA CONVOCATRIA DE PERMISOS DE MOBILITAT DEL PDI

    E-print Network

    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    RESOLUCIÓ DE LA CONVOCATÒRIA DE PERMISOS DE MOBILITAT DEL PDI CURS 2011-2012 Acord núm.111/2011 del Consell de Govern pel qual s'aprova la resolució de la convocatòria de permisos de mobilitat del PDI curs Acadèmic Juliol de 2011 RESOLUCIÓ DE LA CONVOCATÒRIA DE PERMISOS DE MOBILITAT EXTERNA DEL PDI 2011

  11. Gonadal dysgenesis in del (18p) syndrome

    SciTech Connect

    Telvi, L.; Ion, A.; Fouquet, F. [Hospital Saint Vincent de Paul, Paris (France)] [and others

    1995-07-17

    We report on a girl with syndromal gonadal dysgenesis and a de novo del (18p). Genetic factors controlling gonadal development are located not only on the X chromosome, but also on autosomes. The present case suggests that one of these genes is situated on 18p. We conclude that patients with del (18p) syndrome should be evaluated for gonadal dysgenesis. 16 refs., 3 figs.

  12. Teatro uruguayo hacia el fin del siglo

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    Pignataro Calero, Jorge

    1993-10-01

    ciudad de Montevideo y, como tal, está sometido a las disposiciones presupuestarias de ingresos y gastos que para un período determinado de tiempo realizan las unidades económicas competentes. b. Nuevos grupos y salas. Sometida a análogas disposiciones... desaparecido Instituto Cultural Uruguayo- Soviético donde abrió sus puertas Arteatro; o el garaje del Instituto Cultural Anglo-Uruguayo convertido en la Sala III de dicha institución. Una de las figuras más prestigiosas y de proyección internacional del medio...

  13. Increased localization precision by interference fringe analysis

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    Ebeling, Carl G.; Meiri, Amihai; Martineau, Jason; Zalevsky, Zeev; Gerton, Jordan M.; Menon, Rajesh

    2015-06-01

    We report a novel optical single-emitter-localization methodology that uses the phase induced by path length differences in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer to improve localization precision. Using information theory, we demonstrate that the localization capability of a modified Fourier domain signal generated by photon interference enables a more precise localization compared to a standard Gaussian intensity distribution of the corresponding point-spread function. The calculations were verified by numerical simulations and an exemplary experiment, where the centers of metal nanoparticles were localized to a precision of 3 nm.

  14. Coal severance taxation and local public finance

    SciTech Connect

    Ervin, O.L.

    1982-01-01

    This paper: 1) elaborates the local impacts rationale and investigates the use of the rationale or justification among states applying a coal severance tax; 2) summarizes and assesses existing evidence of local coal-related socio-economic and fiscal impacts; 3) investigates state provisions for distribution of severance tax revenues to local jurisdictions; 4) presents evidence on the fiscal condition of selected local governments in coal producing areas; and 5) draws some conclusions about the validity and public policy implications of the local impacts rationale.

  15. Texture classification by local rank correlation

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    Harwood, D.; Subbarao, M.; Davis, L. S.

    1985-01-01

    A new approach to texture classification based on local rank correlation is proposed here. Its performance is compared with Laws' method which uses local convolution with feature masks. In the experiments, texture samples are classified based on their distribution of local statistics, either rank correlations or convolutions. The new method achieves generally optimal classification rates. It appears to be more robust because local order statistics are unaffected by local sample differences due to monotonic shifts of texture gray values and are less sensitive to noise.

  16. Increased localization precision by interference fringe analysis.

    PubMed

    Ebeling, Carl G; Meiri, Amihai; Martineau, Jason; Zalevsky, Zeev; Gerton, Jordan M; Menon, Rajesh

    2015-06-01

    We report a novel optical single-emitter-localization methodology that uses the phase induced by path length differences in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer to improve localization precision. Using information theory, we demonstrate that the localization capability of a modified Fourier domain signal generated by photon interference enables a more precise localization compared to a standard Gaussian intensity distribution of the corresponding point-spread function. The calculations were verified by numerical simulations and an exemplary experiment, where the centers of metal nanoparticles were localized to a precision of 3 nm. PMID:25999093

  17. Multi-directional local search

    PubMed Central

    Tricoire, Fabien

    2012-01-01

    This paper introduces multi-directional local search, a metaheuristic for multi-objective optimization. We first motivate the method and present an algorithmic framework for it. We then apply it to several known multi-objective problems such as the multi-objective multi-dimensional knapsack problem, the bi-objective set packing problem and the bi-objective orienteering problem. Experimental results show that our method systematically provides solution sets of comparable quality with state-of-the-art methods applied to benchmark instances of these problems, within reasonable CPU effort. We conclude that the proposed algorithmic framework is a viable option when solving multi-objective optimization problems. PMID:25140071

  18. Low temperature acoustic polaron localization

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    Fantoni, Riccardo

    2013-01-01

    We calculate the properties of an acoustic polaron in three dimensions in thermal equilibrium at a given low temperature using the path integral Monte Carlo method. The specialized numerical method used is described in full details, thus complementing our previous paper [R. Fantoni, Phys. Rev. B {\\bf 86}, 144304 (2012)], and it appears to be the first time it has been used in this context. Our results are in favor of the presence of a phase transition from a localized state to an extended state for the electron as the phonon-electron coupling constant decreases. The phase transition manifests itself with a jump discontinuity in the potential energy as a function of the coupling constant and it affects the properties of the path of the electron in imaginary time: In the weak coupling regime the electron is in an extended state whereas in the strong coupling regime it is found in a self-trapped state.

  19. Low temperature acoustic polaron localization

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    Riccardo Fantoni

    2012-12-30

    We calculate the properties of an acoustic polaron in three dimensions in thermal equilibrium at a given low temperature using the path integral Monte Carlo method. The specialized numerical method used is described in full details, thus complementing our previous paper [R. Fantoni, Phys. Rev. B {\\bf 86}, 144304 (2012)], and it appears to be the first time it has been used in this context. Our results are in favor of the presence of a phase transition from a localized state to an extended state for the electron as the phonon-electron coupling constant decreases. The phase transition manifests itself with a jump discontinuity in the potential energy as a function of the coupling constant and it affects the properties of the path of the electron in imaginary time: In the weak coupling regime the electron is in an extended state whereas in the strong coupling regime it is found in a self-trapped state.

  20. Volcanoes: Local Hazard, Global Issue

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    In this module, students can explore two ways that volcanoes affect Earth: by directly threatening people and the environments adjacent to them, and by ejecting aerosols into the atmosphere. The module consists of three investigations in which they will study the local effects of volcanism using images of Mount St. Helens, examine how the effects of volcanic activity can be remotely sensed and monitored from space using NASA data for Mount Spurr in Alaska, and see how geography and spatial perspective are useful in addressing global issues in the tracking and mapping of aerosol hazards such as the ash cloud emitted by the 1989 eruption on Redoubt Volcano. Each investigation is complete with overview, a list of materials and supplies, content preview, classroom procedures, worksheets, background, and evaluation.

  1. Headphone localization of speech stimuli

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    Begault, Durand R.; Wenzel, Elizabeth M.

    1991-01-01

    Recently, three dimensional acoustic display systems have been developed that synthesize virtual sound sources over headphones based on filtering by Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs), the direction-dependent spectral changes caused primarily by the outer ears. Here, 11 inexperienced subjects judged the apparent spatial location of headphone-presented speech stimuli filtered with non-individualized HRTFs. About half of the subjects 'pulled' their judgements toward either the median or the lateral-vertical planes, and estimates were almost always elevated. Individual differences were pronounced for the distance judgements; 15 to 46 percent of stimuli were heard inside the head with the shortest estimates near the median plane. The results infer that most listeners can obtain useful azimuth information from speech stimuli filtered by nonindividualized RTFs. Measurements of localization error and reversal rates are comparable with a previous study that used broadband noise stimuli.

  2. String fluid in local equilibrium

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    Schubring, Daniel; Vanchurin, Vitaly

    2014-10-01

    We study the solutions of string fluid equations under the assumption of a local equilibrium which was previously obtained in the context of the kinetic theory. We show that the fluid can be foliated into noninteracting submanifolds whose equations of motion are exactly that of the wiggly strings considered previously by Vilenkin and Carter. In a special case of negligible statistical variance in either the left- or the right-moving directions of microscopic strings, the submanifolds are described by the action of a null-current-carrying chiral string. When both variances vanish the submanifolds are described by the Nambu-Goto action and the string fluid reduces to the string dust introduced by Stachel.

  3. SLE and Virasoro Representations: Localization

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    Dubédat, Julien

    2015-06-01

    We consider some probabilistic and analytic realizations of Virasoro highest-weight representations. Specifically, we consider measures on paths connecting points marked on the boundary of a (bordered) Riemann surface. These Schramm-Loewner evolution-type measures are constructed by the method of localization in path space. Their partition function (total mass) is the highest-weight vector of a Virasoro representation, and the action is given by Virasoro uniformization. We review the formalism of Virasoro uniformization, which allows to define a canonical action of Virasoro generators on functions (or sections) on a—suitably extended—Teichmüller space. Then we describe the construction of families of measures on paths indexed by marked bordered Riemann surfaces. Finally we relate these two notions by showing that the partition functions of the latter generate a highest-weight representation—the quotient of a reducible Verma module—for the former.

  4. Localization for Linear Stochastic Evolutions

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    Nobuo Yoshida

    2009-12-06

    We consider a discrete-time stochastic growth model on the $d$-dimensional lattice with non-negative real numbers as possible values per site. The growth model describes various interesting examples such as oriented site/bond percolation, directed polymers in random environment, time discretizations of the binary contact path process. We show the equivalence between the slow population growth and a localization property in terms of "replica overlap". The main novelty of this paper is that we obtain this equivalence even for models with positive probability of extinction at finite time. In the course of the proof, we characterize, in a general setting, the event on which an exponential martingale vanishes in the limit.

  5. Relative Locality in Curved Spacetime

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    Kowalski-Glikman, Jerzy; Rosati, Giacomo

    2013-07-01

    In this paper we construct the action describing dynamics of the particle moving in curved spacetime, with a nontrivial momentum space geometry. Curved momentum space is the core feature of theories where relative locality effects are present. So far aspects of nonlinearities in momentum space have been studied only for flat or constantly expanding (de Sitter) spacetimes, relying on their maximally symmetric nature. The extension of curved momentum space frameworks to arbitrary spacetime geometries could be relevant for the opportunities to test Planck-scale curvature/deformation of particles momentum space. As a first example of this construction we describe the particle with ?-Poincaré momentum space on a circular orbit in Schwarzschild spacetime, where the contributes of momentum space curvature turn out to be negligible. The analysis of this problem relies crucially on the solution of the soccer ball problem.

  6. Multi-directional local search.

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    Tricoire, Fabien

    2012-12-01

    This paper introduces multi-directional local search, a metaheuristic for multi-objective optimization. We first motivate the method and present an algorithmic framework for it. We then apply it to several known multi-objective problems such as the multi-objective multi-dimensional knapsack problem, the bi-objective set packing problem and the bi-objective orienteering problem. Experimental results show that our method systematically provides solution sets of comparable quality with state-of-the-art methods applied to benchmark instances of these problems, within reasonable CPU effort. We conclude that the proposed algorithmic framework is a viable option when solving multi-objective optimization problems. PMID:25140071

  7. Reconstructing quantum states from local data.

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    Swingle, Brian; Kim, Isaac H

    2014-12-31

    We consider the problem of reconstructing global quantum states from local data. Because the reconstruction problem has many solutions in general, we consider the reconstructed state of maximum global entropy consistent with the local data. We show that unique ground states of local Hamiltonians are exactly reconstructed as the maximal entropy state. More generally, we show that if the state in question is a ground state of a local Hamiltonian with a degenerate space of locally indistinguishable ground states, then the maximal entropy state is close to the ground state projector. We also show that local reconstruction is possible for thermal states of local Hamiltonians. Finally, we discuss a procedure to certify that the reconstructed state is close to the true global state. We call the entropy of our reconstructed maximum entropy state the "reconstruction entropy," and we discuss its relation to emergent geometry in the context of holographic duality. PMID:25615291

  8. Localization of quantum Bernoulli noises

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    Wang, Caishi; Zhang, Jihong [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730070 (China)] [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730070 (China)

    2013-10-15

    The family (?{sub k},?{sub k}{sup *}){sub k?0} of annihilation and creation operators acting on square integrable functionals of a Bernoulli process Z= (Z{sub k}){sub k?0} can be interpreted as quantum Bernoulli noises. In this note we consider the operator family (?{sub k},?{sub k}{sup *}){sub k?0}, where ?{sub k}=?{sub k}E{sub k} with E{sub k} being the conditional expectation (operator) given ?-field ?(Z{sub j}; 0 ?j?k). We show that ?{sub k} (resp. ?{sub k}{sup *}) is essentially a kind of localization of the annihilation operator ?{sub k} (resp. creation operator ?{sub k}{sup *}). We examine properties of the family (?{sub k},?{sub k}{sup *}){sub k?0} and prove, among other things, that ?{sub k} and ?{sub k}{sup *} satisfy a local canonical anti-communication relation and (?{sub k}{sup *}){sub k?0} forms a mutually orthogonal operator sequence although each ?{sub k} is not a projection operator. We find that the operator series ?{sub k=0}{sup ?}?{sub k}{sup *}X?{sub k} converges in the strong operator topology for each bounded operator X acting on square integrable functionals of Z. In particular we get an explicit sum of the operator series ?{sub k=0}{sup ?}?{sub k}{sup *}?{sub k}. A useful norm estimate on ?{sub k=0}{sup ?}?{sub k}{sup *}X?{sub k} is also obtained. Finally we show applications of our main results to quantum dynamical semigroups and quantum probability.

  9. Local supersymmetry without SUSY partners

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    Pedro D. Alvarez; Pablo Pais; Jorge Zanelli

    2014-07-04

    A gauge theory for a superalgebra that includes an internal gauge (G) and local Lorentz algebras, and that could describe the low energy particle phenomenology is constructed. These two symmetries are connected by fermionic supercharges. The system includes an internal gauge connection 1-form $A$, a spin-1/2 Dirac spinor $\\psi$, the Lorentz connection $\\omega$, and the vielbein $e$. The connection one-form is in the adjoint representation of G, while $\\psi$ is in the fundamental. In contrast to standard supergravity, the metric is not a fundamental field and is in the center of the superalgebra: it is not only invariant under the internal gauge group and under Lorentz transformations, but is also invariant under supersymmetry. The features of this theory that mark the difference with standard supersymmetry are: A) The number of fermionic and bosonic states is not necessarily the same; B) There are no superpartners with equal mass, "bosoninos", sleptons and squarks are absent; C) Although this supersymmetry originates in a local gauge theory and gravity is included, there is no gravitino; D) Fermions acquire mass from their coupling to the background or from self-couplings, while bosons remain massless. In odd dimensions, the Chern-Simons form provides an action that is quasi-invariant under the entire superalgebra. In even dimensions, the Yang-Mills form $ $ is the only natural option, and the symmetry breaks down to [G x SO(1,D-1)]. In 4D, the construction follows the Townsend - Mac Dowell-Mansouri approach. Due to the absence of osp(4|2)-invariant traces in four dimensions, the resulting Lagrangian is only invariant under [U(1) x SO(3,1)], and includes a Nambu--Jona-Lasinio term. In this case, the Lagrangian depends on a single dimensionful parameter that fixes Newton's constant, the cosmological constant and the NJL coupling.

  10. Modificacin de Ttulo de Master en Urbanismo: Planes y proyectos. Del territorio a la ciudad 1. Descripcin del ttulo

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    .2. Procedimiento de adaptación, en su caso, de los estudiantes de los estudios existentes al nuevo plan de estudios elaboración del plan de estudio 1 #12;Modificación de Título de Master en Urbanismo: Planes y proyectos. Del general del plan de estudios 5.2. Estructura del plan de estudios 5.3. Descripción detallada de los

  11. Modificacin de Ttulo de Master Universitario en Arquitectura del Paisaje Juana de Vega 1. Descripcin del ttulo

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    .2. Procedimiento de adaptación, en su caso, de los estudiantes de los estudios existentes al nuevo plan de estudios elaboración del plan de estudio 1 #12;Modificación de Título de Master Universitario en Arquitectura del general del plan de estudios 5.2. Estructura del plan de estudios 5.3. Descripción detallada de los

  12. Local and non-local equivalent potentials for p-12C scattering

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    A. Lovell; K. Amos

    2000-07-14

    A Newton-Sabatier fixed energy inversion scheme has been used to equate inherently non-local p-${}^{12}$C potentials at a variety of energies to pion threshold, with exactly phase equivalent local ones. Those energy dependent local potentials then have been recast in the form of non-local Frahn-Lemmer interactions.

  13. Dual local and non-local cascades in 3D turbulent Beltrami flows

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    Herbert, E; Dubrulle, B; Nazarenko, S; Naso, A

    2012-01-01

    We discuss the possibility of dual local and non-local cascades in a 3D turbulent Beltrami flow, with inverse energy cascade and direct helicity cascade, by analogy with 2D turbulence. We discuss the corresponding energy spectrum in both local and non-local case. Comparison with a high Reynolds number turbulent von Karman flow is provided and discussed.

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

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    Dellaert, Frank

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

  15. IDENTIFICANDO LUGARES CON LA GENTE DEL 1ER FESTIVAL DE LA CALLE LOZA: EL USO DE MAPAS PARTICIPATIVOS COMO HERRAMIENTA PARA RECOPILAR Y CREAR

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    por la toma de decisiones en torno al uso y transformación del espacio. Por tanto, resulta de los actores locales como un criterio fundamental para la toma de decisiones. Los mapas para comunicar, educar y facilitar la toma de decisiones en torno a la planificación, uso y manejo de

  16. USO RACIONAL DEL AGUA EN ESTABLECIMIENTOS HOTELEROS, SEGÚN LAS BUENAS PRÁCTICAS AMBIENTALES. ESTUDIO DE CASO: CIUDAD CAPITAL DE LA RIOJA - ARGENTINA

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    Miriam Marcela Azcurra; Ana Elizabeth de la Puente

    2012-01-01

    En la actualidad el turismo como fenómeno masivo puede ayudar a conservar los frágiles ecosistemas, así como a contribuir al desarrollo del turismo sostenible de las comunidades locales, pero en ocasiones la actividad turística puede impactar negativamente en el ambiente, causando numerosos problemas asociados con los impactos de la actividad turística y recreativa sobre el recurso hídrico como la contaminación

  17. Local conservation laws and the structure of the many-body localized states.

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    Serbyn, Maksym; Papi?, Z; Abanin, Dmitry A

    2013-09-20

    We construct a complete set of local integrals of motion that characterize the many-body localized (MBL) phase. Our approach relies on the assumption that local perturbations act locally on the eigenstates in the MBL phase, which is supported by numerical simulations of the random-field XXZ spin chain. We describe the structure of the eigenstates in the MBL phase and discuss the implications of local conservation laws for its nonequilibrium quantum dynamics. We argue that the many-body localization can be used to protect coherence in the system by suppressing relaxation between eigenstates with different local integrals of motion. PMID:24093294

  18. Localization Algorithms of Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey

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    Han, Guangjie; Jiang, Jinfang; Shu, Lei; Xu, Yongjun; Wang, Feng

    2012-01-01

    In Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs), localization is one of most important technologies since it plays a critical role in many applications. Motivated by widespread adoption of localization, in this paper, we present a comprehensive survey of localization algorithms. First, we classify localization algorithms into three categories based on sensor nodes’ mobility: stationary localization algorithms, mobile localization algorithms and hybrid localization algorithms. Moreover, we compare the localization algorithms in detail and analyze future research directions of localization algorithms in UWSNs. PMID:22438752

  19. Estado del desarrollo del control para la gestin de las funciones de tiempo en

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Estado del desarrollo del control para la gestión de las funciones de tiempo en Visual TRANSIN necesitamos para VT? -.Discretizar temporalmente (tiempos de control). -.Operar con funciones. -.Encontrar. -.Automático. ·Otros parámetros: -.Número de problema. -.Régimen. -.Intervalos. #12;Funciones de Tiempo ·Origen

  20. De los hacendados a los forestales: Manejo del espacio, dominacidn y explotacidn del bosque

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    uno más entre los numerosos medios de control que supieron y saben usar los dominantes en el medio autonomía, a través del control de los circuitos de créditos, de asesoría técnica, de "programas de el Estado, bajo el impulso del gobernador A. Tejeda. Por otro lado, en cuanto a la propiedad privada

  1. CONVOCATRIA DEL PREMI DE FOMENT DEL MULTILINGISME CURS ACADMIC 2011/2012

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    Geffner, Hector

    Premi de Foment del Multilingüisme (PFM) per al curs 2011-2012, adreçat a estudiants de qualsevol ensenyament de grau de la UPF. El PFM consisteix en un curs de llengua, gratuït, anual o semestral, en Referència per a les llengües (MECR) del Consell d'Europa. El PFM s'ha de fer efectiu amb una matrícula al

  2. CONVOCATRIA DEL PREMI DE FOMENT DEL MULTILINGISME CURS ACADMIC 2010/2011

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    Geffner, Hector

    Premi de Foment del Multilingüisme (PFM) per al curs 2010-2011, adreçat a estudiants de qualsevol ensenyament de grau de la UPF. El PFM consisteix en un curs de llengua, gratuït, d'un nivell, en qualsevol Comú Europeu de Referència per a les llengües (MCER) del Consell d'Europa. El PFM s'ha de fer efectiu

  3. Il Marocco nello scenario agro-alimentare del Bacino del Mediterraneo

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    Paolo Cupo

    2000-01-01

    Il Marocco nello scenario agro-alimentare del Bacino del Mediterraneo (di Paolo Cupo) - ABSTRACT: The economy of Morocco is heaving depending on agriculture and, hence, its performance is strongly relating to the exogenous factors such as the weather conditions. For this reason a structural change of the economy should be necessary which, by inducing a shifting of workers among the

  4. Aprendizajes del Informe Especial (SREX) del IPCC Desastres en Amrica Latina y el Caribe

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    sus implicaciones para la sociedad y el desarrollo sostenible. El informe considera los efectos del referencia a este documento se debe hacer de la siguiente manera: Alianza Clima y Desarrollo (2012) La adaptación (véase la Figura 1). El informe considera el rol del desarrollo en fomentar la exposición y la

  5. Los orígenes del Partido del Socialismo Democrático (1989-1993): el ave fénix roja en Alemania

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    Ricardo Martín de la Guardia

    2005-01-01

    El Partido del Socialismo Democrático (Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus), surgido de la descomposición interna del SED (Sozialistiscbe Einbeitspartei Deutschlands), es un caso relevante de adaptación de los partidos únicos en los regímenes comunistas a la democracia plurípar-tidista. Dadas las peculiaridades de la transición en la República Democrática de Alemania, acelerada por su rápida integración en la República Federal, el SED

  6. INTRODUCCI Aquest Pla Estratgic dels Serveis Tcnics d'Investigaci forma part del Pla

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    Escolano, Francisco

    INTRODUCCIÓ Aquest Pla Estratègic dels Serveis Tècnics d'Investigació forma part del Pla Estratègic Sectorial de Gerència, que en el seu moment s'integrarà en el Pla Estratègic General de la Universitat d en procés constant de creixement és de vital importància disposar d'un Pla Estratègic Propi que li

  7. Preguntas y respuestas acerca del Estudio del Tamoxifeno y Raloxifeno (STAR)

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    El Estudio del Tamoxifeno y Raloxifeno (STAR, por sus siglas en inglés) es un estudio clínico (un estudio de i nvestigación conducido con voluntarios) diseñado para ver cómo el medicamento raloxifeno (Evista) se compara con el medicamento tamoxifeno (Nolvadex) en reducir la incidencia de cáncer del seno en las mujeres con alto riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad.

  8. Local sequence-structure motifs in RNA.

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    Backofen, Rolf; Will, Sebastian

    2004-12-01

    Ribonuclic acid (RNA) enjoys increasing interest in molecular biology; despite this interest fundamental algorithms are lacking, e.g. for identifying local motifs. As proteins, RNA molecules have a distinctive structure. Therefore, in addition to sequence information, structure plays an important part in assessing the similarity of RNAs. Furthermore, common sequence-structure features in two or several RNA molecules are often only spatially local, where possibly large parts of the molecules are dissimilar. Consequently, we address the problem of comparing RNA molecules by computing an optimal local alignment with respect to sequence and structure information. While local alignment is superior to global alignment for identifying local similarities, no general local sequence-structure alignment algorithms are currently known. We suggest a new general definition of locality for sequence-structure alignments that is biologically motivated and efficiently tractable. To show the former, we discuss locality of RNA and prove that the defined locality means connectivity by atomic and non-atomic bonds. To show the latter, we present an efficient algorithm for the newly defined pairwise local sequence-structure alignment (lssa) problem for RNA. For molecules of lengthes n and m, the algorithm has worst-case time complexity of O(n2 x m2 x max(n,m)) and a space complexity of only O(n x m). An implementation of our algorithm is available at http://www.bio.inf.uni-jena.de. Its runtime is competitive with global sequence-structure alignment. PMID:15617161

  9. Cannabinoid receptor localization in brain

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    Herkenham, M.; Lynn, A.B.; Little, M.D.; Johnson, M.R.; Melvin, L.S.; de Costa, B.R.; Rice, K.C. (National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD (USA))

    1990-03-01

    (3H)CP 55,940, a radiolabeled synthetic cannabinoid, which is 10-100 times more potent in vivo than delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, was used to characterize and localize a specific cannabinoid receptor in brain sections. The potencies of a series of natural and synthetic cannabinoids as competitors of (3H)CP 55,940 binding correlated closely with their relative potencies in several biological assays, suggesting that the receptor characterized in our in vitro assay is the same receptor that mediates behavioral and pharmacological effects of cannabinoids, including human subjective experience. Autoradiography of cannabinoid receptors in brain sections from several mammalian species, including human, reveals a unique and conserved distribution; binding is most dense in outflow nuclei of the basal ganglia--the substantia nigra pars reticulata and globus pallidus--and in the hippocampus and cerebellum. Generally high densities in forebrain and cerebellum implicate roles for cannabinoids in cognition and movement. Sparse densities in lower brainstem areas controlling cardiovascular and respiratory functions may explain why high doses of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol are not lethal.

  10. Lower-Extremity Local Flaps.

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    Bos; Buehler

    1994-11-01

    Some soft-tissue defects of the lower extremities can be covered reliably with local flaps. Five such flaps--the tensor fascia lata, gastrocnemius, soleus, posterior tibial artery fasciocutaneous, and dorsalis pedis flaps--are described. If the indications for each flap are understood and the vascular pedicle is carefully preserved, these flaps can be used to provide relatively simple and reliable coverage of selected soft-tissue defects on the lower extremities. However, the indications must not be overextended in an attempt to avoid a free-tissue transfer. The gastrocnemius flap is most often used. It reliably covers common defects about the knee and the proximal tibia. A skin graft is required for the gastrocnemius flap, as well as the soleus flap, which covers the midportion of the tibia. The soleus requires deeper dissection of the calf for elevation. The tensor fascia lata flap and the more recently described posterior tibial artery fasciocutaneous flap are relatively easy to raise, but there are fewer orthopaedic indications for their use. The dorsalis pedis cutaneous flap is technically more demanding, but it can be used to cover difficult defects around the ankle. PMID:10709027

  11. Carrier localization in gallium nitride

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    Wetzel, C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)][California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States); Walukiewicz, W. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States); Haller, E.E. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)][California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States)] [and others

    1996-09-01

    In wide bandgap GaN, a large number of interesting and important scientific questions remain to be answered. For example, the large free electron concentration reaching 10{sup 19} to 10{sup 20} cm{sup - 3} in nominally undoped material are ascribed to intrinsic defects because no chemical impurity has been found at such high concentrations. According to theoretical models, a nitrogen vacancy acts as a donor but its formation energy is very large in n-type materials, making this suggestion controversial. We have investigated the nature of this yet unidentified donor at large hydrostatic pressure. Results from infrared reflection and Raman scattering indicate strong evidence for localization of free carriers by large pressures. The carrier density is drastically decreased by two orders of magnitude between 20 and 30 GPa. Several techniques provide independent evidence for results in earlier reports and present the first quantitative analysis. A possible interpretation of this effect in terms of the resonant donor level is presented.

  12. Active localization of virtual sounds

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    Loomis, Jack M.; Hebert, C.; Cicinelli, J. G.

    1991-01-01

    We describe a virtual sound display built around a 12 MHz 80286 microcomputer and special purpose analog hardware. The display implements most of the primary cues for sound localization in the ear-level plane. Static information about direction is conveyed by interaural time differences and, for frequencies above 1800 Hz, by head sound shadow (interaural intensity differences) and pinna sound shadow. Static information about distance is conveyed by variation in sound pressure (first power law) for all frequencies, by additional attenuation in the higher frequencies (simulating atmospheric absorption), and by the proportion of direct to reverberant sound. When the user actively locomotes, the changing angular position of the source occasioned by head rotations provides further information about direction and the changing angular velocity produced by head translations (motion parallax) provides further information about distance. Judging both from informal observations by users and from objective data obtained in an experiment on homing to virtual and real sounds, we conclude that simple displays such as this are effective in creating the perception of external sounds to which subjects can home with accuracy and ease.

  13. Damage-induced localized hypermutability

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    Sterling, Joan F; Roberts, Steven A; Chao, Frank G; Xu, Hong; Zhang, Leilei; Walsh, Jesse; Resnick, Michael A

    2011-01-01

    Genome instability continuously presents perils of cancer, genetic disease and death of a cell or an organism. At the same time, it provides for genome plasticity that is essential for development and evolution. We address here the genome instability confined to a small fraction of DNA adjacent to free DNA ends at uncapped telomeres and double-strand breaks. We found that budding yeast cells can tolerate nearly 20 kilobase regions of subtelomeric single-strand DNA that contain multiple UV-damaged nucleotides. During restoration to the double-strand state, multiple mutations are generated by error-prone translesion synthesis. Genome-wide sequencing demonstrated that multiple regions of damage-induced localized hypermutability can be tolerated, which leads to the simultaneous appearance of multiple mutation clusters in the genomes of UV-irradiated cells. High multiplicity and density of mutations suggest that this novel form of genome instability may play significant roles in generating new alleles for evolutionary selection as well as in the incidence of cancer and genetic disease. PMID:21406975

  14. Yield issues with local interconnect

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    Henis, Neil B.; Bolton, Scott; Montez, Ruben; Legg, James; Kim, Sung; Vuong, Quong

    1998-08-01

    We report here on process integration issues in the interconnect module of advanced microprocessor. We show how stresses in certain layers can affect yield and result in novel failure mechanisms in other layers. The paper will follow the history of a yield crash from beginning to end. We show how the problem was isolated, how yields were raised once the issues were fixed, and how an understanding of the issues involved can allow us to construct a more robust process from the beginning, therefore minimizing the possibility of such problems occurring in the first pace. The particular work here involves interactions of TiN with TEOS layers, and shows how local interconnect shorting can be caused by interactions between all of these layers. Stress effects in the as deposited TEOS films, although not obvious, can play a large role in determining whether or not problems occur. We also will examine how supposedly identical tools, or even two chambers within one tool can produce dramatically different end results in terms of film properties.

  15. Local earthquake tomography of Scotland

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    Luckett, Richard; Baptie, Brian

    2015-03-01

    Scotland is a relatively aseismic region for the use of local earthquake tomography, but 40 yr of earthquakes recorded by a good and growing network make it possible. A careful selection is made from the earthquakes located by the British Geological Survey (BGS) over the last four decades to provide a data set maximising arrival time accuracy and ray path coverage of Scotland. A large number of 1-D velocity models with different layer geometries are considered and differentiated by employing quarry blasts as ground-truth events. Then, SIMULPS14 is used to produce a robust 3-D tomographic P-wave velocity model for Scotland. In areas of high resolution the model shows good agreement with previously published interpretations of seismic refraction and reflection experiments. However, the model shows relatively little lateral variation in seismic velocity except at shallow depths, where sedimentary basins such as the Midland Valley are apparent. At greater depths, higher velocities in the northwest parts of the model suggest that the thickness of crust increases towards the south and east. This observation is also in agreement with previous studies. Quarry blasts used as ground truth events and relocated with the preferred 3-D model are shown to be markedly more accurate than when located with the existing BGS 1-D velocity model.

  16. Local varying-alpha theories

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2015-06-01

    In a recent paper, we demonstrated how the simplest model for varying-alpha may be interpreted as the effect of a dielectric material, generalized to be consistent with Lorentz invariance. Unlike normal dielectrics, such a medium cannot change the speed of light, and its dynamics obey a Klein-Gordon equation. This work immediately suggests an extension of the standard theory, even if we require compliance with Lorentz invariance. Instead of a wave equation, the dynamics may satisfy a local algebraic relation involving the permittivity and the properties of the electromagnetic (EM) field, in analogy with more conventional dielectric (but still preserving Lorentz invariance). We develop the formalism for such theories and investigate some phenomenological implications. The problem of the divergence of the classical self-energy can be solved, or at least softened, in this framework. Some interesting new cosmological solutions for the very early universe are found, including the possibility of a bounce, inflation and expansion with a loitering phase, all of which are induced by early variations in alpha.

  17. How ambiguous is the local kinetic energy?

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    Anderson, James S M; Ayers, Paul W; Hernandez, Juan I Rodriguez

    2010-08-26

    The local kinetic energy and the closely related local electronic stress tensor are commonly used to elucidate chemical bonding patterns, especially for covalent bonds. We use three different approaches-transformation properties of the stress tensor, quasiprobability distributions, and the virial theorem from density-functional theory-to clarify the inherent ambiguity in these quantities, discussing the implications for analyses based on the local kinetic energy and stress tensor. An expansive-but not universal-family of local kinetic energy forms that includes the most common choices and is suitable for both chemical-bonding and atoms-in-molecule analysis is derived. A family of local electronic stress tensors is also derived. Several local kinetic energy functions that are mathematically justified, but unlikely to be conceptually useful, are derived. The implications of these forms for atoms-in-molecule analysis are discussed. PMID:20586467

  18. The ATLAS Local Trigger Processor (LTP) 018

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    Borrego-Amaral, P; Farthouat, Philippe; Gällnö, P; Pessoa-Lima, H; Maeno, T; Resurreccion-Arcas, I; De Seixas, J M; Schuler, G; Spiwoks, R; Torga-Teixeira, R; Wengler, T; 10th Workshop on Electronics for LHC and Future Experiments

    2004-01-01

    The Local Trigger Processor (LTP) receives timing and trigger signals from the Central Trigger Processor (CTP) and injects them into the Timing, Trigger and Control (TTC) system of a sub-detector front-end TTC partition. The LTP allows stand-alone running by using local timing and trigger signals or by generating them from memory. In addition, several LTPs of the same sub-detector can be daisy-chained. The LTP can thus be regarded as a switching element for timing and trigger signals with input from the CTP or the daisy-chain, from local input, or from the internal data generator, and with output to the daisy-chain, to the TTC partition, or to local output. Finally, in combined mode several LTPs can be connected together using their local outputs and local inputs to allow stand-alone running of combinations of different sub-detectors.

  19. Positivity of quasi-local mass II

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    Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu; Shing-Tung Yau

    2005-01-17

    We prove the following stronger verson of the positivity of quasi-local mass stated in gr-qc/0303019: the quasi-local energy (mass) of each connected component of the boundary of a compact spacelike hypersurface which satisfies the local energy condition is strictly positive unless the spacetime is flat along the spacelike hypersurface and the boundary of the spacelike hypersurface is connected.

  20. Local government and demand-side bidding

    SciTech Connect

    Vine, E.

    1990-12-01

    As part of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's (LBL) technical assistance to the Sustainable City Project, the issue of DSM bidding was examined as a possible option for local government. The recent interest and activity in DSM bidding around the country presents an opportunity for local government. Potential benefits for local government include increased installation of energy efficiency measures in municipal facilities and in the community, economic development, an additional source of revenue to help pay for municipal programs (including additional conservation efforts), and an enhanced local image. Local government will most likely participate in DSM bidding as a customer or as a client of an energy service company (ESCO). The exact role will depend on local government's response to key issues associated with DSM bidding, such as performance guarantees, quality assurance procedures (measuring savings and providing financial security), and the administrative burden. In addition, local government will have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of working with an ESCO. While local government has not yet participated in DSM bidding, local government is in a unique position to take advantage of energy efficiency opportunities as owner-operators of municipal facilities which consume significant amounts of energy, planners and regulators of new development, and general providers of services and assistance to their communities. Furthermore, local governments have lower risks (in terms of program success) than small businesses, and local governments' credibility and experience in dealing with customers may reduce high transaction costs associated with DSM bidding. Despite these advantages, local governments should take a cautious approach in participating in DSM bidding processes, and should carefully examine other strategies for promoting energy efficiency (including participation in conventional utility programs) prior to participating in DSM bidding.

  1. Local Winds: Oceanography from the Space Shuttle

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    The major wind systems of the earth determine much of the large scale oceanography with which we are familiar. The local winds modify the ocean and the overlying atmosphere on a minute-to-minute and day-to-day basis. This site consists of imagery of different types of local winds taken by the Space Shuttle. It also features text descriptions of local winds such as katabatic winds in Europe, the harmattan in Africa, and the most common type, diurnal sea breezes.

  2. Localization Security in Wireless Sensor Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yawen Wei; Zhen Yu; Yong Guan

    I. ABSTRACT Localization of sensor nodes is very important for many,applications proposed,for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), such as environment monitoring, geographical routing, and target tracking. Because sensor networks may be deployed in hostile environments, localization approaches are vulnerable to many malicious attacks. The adversaries can compromise,a sensor and broadcast corrupted location information to disturb the localization of other nodes; they

  3. Relative localization using path odometry information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nakju Lett Doh; Howie Choset; Wan Kyun Chung

    2006-01-01

    All mobile bases suffer from localization errors. Previous approaches to accommodate for localization errors either use external\\u000a sensors such as lasers or sonars, or use internal sensors like encoders. An encoder’s information is integrated to derive\\u000a the robot’s position; this is called odometry. A combination of external and internal sensors will ultimately solve the localization\\u000a error problem, but this paper

  4. Localization of epileptic foci using multimodality neuroimaging.

    PubMed

    Olson, Larry D; Perry, M Scott

    2013-02-01

    Approximately 30% of epilepsy patients are medically intractable. Epilepsy surgery may offer cure or palliation, and neuromodulation and direct drug delivery are being developed as alternatives. Successful treatment requires correct localization of seizure onset zones and understanding surrounding functional cortex to avoid iatrogenic disability. Several neurophysiologic and imaging localization techniques have inherent individual weaknesses which can be overcome by multimodal analysis. We review common noninvasive techniques, then illustrate the value of multimodal analysis to localize seizure onset for targeted treatment. PMID:23273125

  5. Organization and Evolution of a Gene-Rich Region of the Mouse Genome: A 12.7-Mb Region Deleted in the Del(13)Svea36H Mouse

    PubMed Central

    Mallon, Ann-Marie; Wilming, Laurens; Weekes, Joseph; Gilbert, James G.R.; Ashurst, Jennifer; Peyrefitte, Sandrine; Matthews, Lucy; Cadman, Matthew; McKeone, Richard; Sellick, Chris A.; Arkell, Ruth; Botcherby, Marc R.M.; Strivens, Mark A.; Campbell, R. Duncan; Gregory, Simon; Denny, Paul; Hancock, John M.; Rogers, Jane; Brown, Steve D.M.

    2004-01-01

    Del(13)Svea36H (Del36H) is a deletion of ?20% of mouse chromosome 13 showing conserved synteny with human chromosome 6p22.1-6p22.3/6p25. The human region is lost in some deletion syndromes and is the site of several disease loci. Heterozygous Del36H mice show numerous phenotypes and may model aspects of human genetic disease. We describe 12.7 Mb of finished, annotated sequence from Del36H. Del36H has a higher gene density than the draft mouse genome, reflecting high local densities of three gene families (vomeronasal receptors, serpins, and prolactins) which are greatly expanded relative to human. Transposable elements are concentrated near these gene families. We therefore suggest that their neighborhoods are gene factories, regions of frequent recombination in which gene duplication is more frequent. The gene families show different proportions of pseudogenes, likely reflecting different strengths of purifying selection and/or gene conversion. They are also associated with relatively low simple sequence concentrations, which vary across the region with a periodicity of ?5 Mb. Del36H contains numerous evolutionarily conserved regions (ECRs). Many lie in noncoding regions, are detectable in species as distant as Ciona intestinalis, and therefore are candidate regulatory sequences. This analysis will facilitate functional genomic analysis of Del36H and provides insights into mouse genome evolution. PMID:15364904

  6. When local isn't best

    PubMed Central

    Jones, Thomas A

    2013-01-01

    This paper attempts to explain circumstances under which local may be or may not be best. Natural selection may lead to local adaptation (LA), or it may be constrained by gene flow, founder effects, small population size, genetic drift, and archetype. ‘Specialist’ species display greater LA than ‘generalist’ species. Local genotypes are to a certain extent transient, being a consequence of past historical genetic patterns. Two recent meta-analyses found that while local performance exceeded the performance of a randomly chosen nonlocal population in 71% of comparisons, general adaptation across environments was as frequent as LA. Genotypes for restoration are most likely to be effective if they are adapted to current site conditions. As environmental change accelerates, both globally and locally, exceptions to ‘local is best’ may increase. For these reasons, ‘local is best’ may be better thought of as a testable hypothesis rather than as a general assumption. While either local or nonlocal plant material may be most effective for restoration practice depending on individual circumstances, local material will continue to be the first choice for restoration practitioners whenever this option is feasible and effective. PMID:24187591

  7. Anderson localization in the seventies and beyond

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thouless, David

    2009-03-01

    Little attention was paid to Anderson's challenging paper on localization for the first ten years, but from 1969 onwards it generated a lot of interest. Around that time a number of challenging questions were raised by the community, on matters such as the existence of a sharp distinction between localized and extended states, or between conductors and insulators. For some of these questions the answers are unambiguous. There certainly are energy ranges in which states are exponentially localized, in the presence of a static disordered potential. In a one-diensional potential all states are localized. There is clear evidence, in three dimensions, for energy ranges in which states are extended and diffusive. Magnetic and spin-dependent interactions play an important part in reducing localization effects. For massive particles like electrons and atoms the lowest energy states are localized, but for massless particles like photons and acoustic phonons the lowest energy states are extended. In a one-dimensional disordered system all states are localized. Uncertainties remain. Scaling theory shows that in two-dimensional systems all states are weakly localized, and that there is no minimum metallic conductivity. The interplay between disorder and mutual interactions is still an area of uncertainty, which is very important for electronic systems. Optical and dilute atomic systems provide experimental tests which allow interaction to be much less important. The quantum Hall effect provided a system where states on the Fermi surface are localized, but non-dissipative currents flow in response to an electric field.

  8. Origin of Dynamical Quantum Non-locality

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pachon, Cesar E.; Pachon, Leonardo A.

    2014-03-01

    Non-locality is one of the hallmarks of quantum mechanics and is responsible for paradigmatic features such as entanglement and the Aharonov-Bohm effect. Non-locality comes in two ``flavours'': a kinematic non-locality- arising from the structure of the Hilbert space- and a dynamical non-locality- arising from the quantum equations of motion-. Kinematic non-locality is unable to induce any change in the probability distributions, so that the ``action-at-a-distance'' cannot manifest. Conversely, dynamical non-locality does create explicit changes in probability, though in a ``causality-preserving'' manner. The origin of non-locality of quantum measurements and its relations to the fundamental postulates of quantum mechanics, such as the uncertainty principle, have been only recently elucidated. Here we trace the origin of dynamical non-locality to the superposition principle. This relation allows us to establish and identify how the uncertainty and the superposition principles determine the non-local character of the outcome of a quantum measurement. Being based on group theoretical and path integral formulations, our formulation admits immediate generalizations and extensions to to, e.g., quantum field theory. This work was supported by the Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion -COLCIENCIAS- of Colombia under the grant number 111556934912.

  9. Transient localization in the kicked Rydberg atom

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    E. Persson; S. Fürthauer; S. Wimberger; J. Burgdörfer

    2006-09-05

    We investigate the long-time limit of quantum localization of the kicked Rydberg atom. The kicked Rydberg atom is shown to possess in addition to the quantum localization time $\\tau_L$ a second cross-over time $t_D$ where quantum dynamics diverges from classical dynamics towards increased instability. The quantum localization is shown to vanish as either the strength of the kicks at fixed principal quantum number or the quantum number at fixed kick strength increases. The survival probability as a function of frequency in the transient localization regime $\\tau_L

  10. Exploring local, regional, and seasonal hydrology

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    Gary Randolph, David Smith, Pat Kennedy, Warrern Tomkiewicz, Mark Abolins, and Bob Myers Topics: seasonal hydrology patterns; local and regional hydrology patterns Course Type: intro Description Students will ...

  11. Local and Global Distinguishability in Quantum Interferometry

    SciTech Connect

    Durkin, Gabriel A. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 (United States); Dowling, Jonathan P. [Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 (United States)

    2007-08-17

    A statistical distinguishability based on relative entropy characterizes the fitness of quantum states for phase estimation. This criterion is employed in the context of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer and used to interpolate between two regimes of local and global phase distinguishability. The scaling of distinguishability in these regimes with photon number is explored for various quantum states. It emerges that local distinguishability is dependent on a discrepancy between quantum and classical rotational energy. Our analysis demonstrates that the Heisenberg limit is the true upper limit for local phase sensitivity. Only the ''NOON'' states share this bound, but other states exhibit a better trade-off when comparing local and global phase regimes.

  12. New localization mechanism of fermions on braneworlds

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    Liu, Yu-Xiao; Chen, Feng-Wei; Wei, Shao-Wei

    2013-01-01

    It is known that, by introducing the Yukawa coupling between the fermion and background scalar, a bulk spin-half fermion can be localized on general Randall-Sundrum braneworlds generated by a kink-like background scalar. However, this localization mechanism does not work anymore for Randall-Sundrum braneworlds generated by a scalar whose configuration is an even function of extra dimension. In this paper, we present a new localization mechanism for spin-half fermions for such a class of braneworld models, in which extra dimension has the topology $S^1/Z_2$. By two examples, it is shown that the new localization mechanism produces interesting results.

  13. Realism or Locality: Which Should We Abandon?

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    Raymond Y. Chiao; John C. Garrison

    1998-08-17

    We reconsider the consequences of the observed violations of Bell's inequalities. Two common responses to these violations are: (i) the rejection of realism and the retention of locality, and (ii) the rejection of locality and the retention of realism. Here we critique response (i). We argue that locality contains an implicit form of realism, since in a world view that embraces locality, spacetime, with its usual, fixed topology, has properties independent of measurement. Hence we argue that response (i) is incomplete, in that its rejection of realism is only partial.

  14. Deconstructing spatiotemporal chaos using local symbolic dynamics.

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    Pethel, Shawn D; Corron, Ned J; Bollt, Erik

    2007-11-23

    We find that the global symbolic dynamics of a diffusively coupled map lattice is well approximated by a very small local model for weak to moderate coupling strengths. A local symbolic model is a truncation of the full symbolic model to one that considers only a single element and a few neighbors. Using interval analysis, we give rigorous results for a range of coupling strengths and different local model widths. Examples are presented of extracting a local symbolic model from data and of controlling spatiotemporal chaos. PMID:18233220

  15. Detection of edges using local geometry

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    Gualtieri, J. A.; Manohar, M.

    1989-01-01

    Researchers described a new representation, the local geometry, for early visual processing which is motivated by results from biological vision. This representation is richer than is often used in image processing. It extracts more of the local structure available at each pixel in the image by using receptive fields that can be continuously rotated and that go to third order spatial variation. Early visual processing algorithms such as edge detectors and ridge detectors can be written in terms of various local geometries and are computationally tractable. For example, Canny's edge detector has been implemented in terms of a local geometry of order two, and a ridge detector in terms of a local geometry of order three. The edge detector in local geometry was applied to synthetic and real images and it was shown using simple interpolation schemes that sufficient information is available to locate edges with sub-pixel accuracy (to a resolution increase of at least a factor of five). This is reasonable even for noisy images because the local geometry fits a smooth surface - the Taylor series - to the discrete image data. Only local processing was used in the implementation so it can readily be implemented on parallel mesh machines such as the MPP. Researchers expect that other early visual algorithms, such as region growing, inflection point detection, and segmentation can also be implemented in terms of the local geometry and will provide sufficiently rich and robust representations for subsequent visual processing.

  16. THE LOCAL LIMIT OF GLOBAL GYROKINETIC SIMULATIONS

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    CANDY J; WALTZ RE; DORLAND W

    2003-10-01

    OAK-B135 Global gyrokinetic simulations of turbulence include physical effects that are not retained in local flux-tube simulations. nevertheless, in the limit of sufficiently small {rho}* (gyroradius compared to system size) it is expected that a local simulation should agree with a global one (at the local simulation radius) since all effects that are dropped in the local simulations are expected to vanish as {rho}* {yields} 0. In this note, global simulations of a well-established test case are indeed shown to recover the flux-tube limit at each radius.

  17. Determinacion de periodos fundamentales del suelo mediante vibraciones ambientales en el municipio de Humacao, Puerto Rico

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    Cintron Aponte, Rommel

    La tecnica de Nakamura ha sido utilizada a nivel mundial para determinar periodos fundamentales del suelo. La tecnica consiste en calcular y graficar cocientes espectrales H/V de vibraciones ambientales registradas sobre el suelo. Mediciones de vibraciones ambientales fueron tomadas en 151 lugares dentro del municipio de Humacao, localizado al este de Puerto Rico. Los datos se procesaron utilizando espectros de Fourier y espectros de potencia. La tecnica fue validada al compararla con los resultados de cocientes espectrales H/V de registros de sismos debiles y tambien con una modelacion numerica realizada con datos de un ensayo "downhole". Las graficas de los cocientes espectrales H/V fueron divididas en casos y grupos, los cuales dependen de la facilidad para identificar el periodo fundamental pico y amplitudes en frecuencias menores de 1 Hz, respectivamente. Los resultados obtenidos con ambos espectros fueron comparados y se concluye que los mismos se complementan para proveer resultados mas confiables. Se crearon mapas de periodos fundamentales, factores de amplitud, isoperiodos y clasificacion sismica de sitio. Los mapas de isoperiodos fueron realizados en las zonas mas pobladas sobre depositos de suelo. El mapa de periodos fundamentales del suelo mostro buena correlacion con la geologia local. El mapa de clasificacion sismica derivado de periodos de sitio fue comparado con el mapa de clasificacion sismica derivado de barrenos geotecnicos. El mapa de clasificacion obtenido de periodos puede sobreestimar un poco algunas clasificaciones del suelo. Sin embargo, este mapa puede proveer un estimado aproximado de la velocidad de onda de corte promedio del suelo hasta una profundidad de 100 pies (30 metros).

  18. 32 CFR 1648.1 - Authority of local board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Authority of local board. 1648.1 Section 1648.1 National... SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION BY LOCAL BOARD § 1648.1 Authority of local board. A local board shall consider...

  19. 32 CFR 1648.1 - Authority of local board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Authority of local board. 1648.1 Section 1648.1 National... SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION BY LOCAL BOARD § 1648.1 Authority of local board. A local board shall consider...

  20. 32 CFR 1648.1 - Authority of local board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Authority of local board. 1648.1 Section 1648.1 National... SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION BY LOCAL BOARD § 1648.1 Authority of local board. A local board shall consider...

  1. 32 CFR 1648.1 - Authority of local board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Authority of local board. 1648.1 Section 1648.1 National... SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION BY LOCAL BOARD § 1648.1 Authority of local board. A local board shall consider...

  2. 32 CFR 1648.1 - Authority of local board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Authority of local board. 1648.1 Section 1648.1 National... SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION BY LOCAL BOARD § 1648.1 Authority of local board. A local board shall consider...

  3. COLOMBIA: El IV Festival del Nuevo Teatro

    E-print Network

    Gonzá lez, Patricia E.

    1980-10-01

    a muerte y la ejecución está programada para el día siguiente. Mr. Smith compra al sheriff de Galveston y se lleva al negro, quien entonces asume el nombre de La bala de plata—TEC FALL 1980 83 Cristóbal Jones. El rumbo que llevan es una isla del... de mimos que vienen a divertirnos. Dentro del ambiente farandulero unos se convierten en músicos y otros en actores que nos cuentan una historia. Luego se desarrolla la tragicomedia de tantos caudillos derrocados en tantos países latinoamericanos y...

  4. Assessment of local deformation using EBSD: Quantification of local damage at grain boundaries

    SciTech Connect

    Kamaya, Masayuki, E-mail: kamaya@inss.co.jp

    2012-04-15

    Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy was used to assess localization of the local misorientation to grain boundary. In order to quantify the degree of localization, a parameter, which was referred to as the grain boundary local misorientation, was proposed. Through crystal orientation measurements using deformed Type 316 stainless steel, it was shown that the grain boundary local misorientation increased with the applied plastic strain. Particularly, at several grain boundaries, the grain boundary local misorientation was more than 3 times the local misorientation averaged for the whole area. Surface observations revealed that the large local misorientation near the grain boundaries was attributed to the impeded slip steps rather than the number of slip steps observed on the surface. The magnitude of the grain boundary local misorientation had a week correlation with grain boundary length or grain boundary misorientation, and no correlation was found for twin boundaries. Finally, it was shown that the maximum grain boundary local misorientation could be estimated statistically, and the estimated maximum value for the specimen surface with an area of 80 mm{sup 2} was 10.6 times the averaged value. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The grain boundary local misorientation was proposed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The maximum grain boundary local misorientation could be estimated statistically. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The large local misorientation was attributed to the impeded slip steps.

  5. Locally accessible information and distillation of entanglement

    SciTech Connect

    Ghosh, Sibasish [Department of Computer Science, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 (United Kingdom); Joag, Pramod [Department of Physics, University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007 (India); Kar, Guruprasad; Kunkri, Samir [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B.T. Road, Kolkata 700 108 (India); Roy, Anirban [Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai 600 113 (India)

    2005-01-01

    A different type of complementarity relation is found between locally accessible information and final average entanglement for a given ensemble. It is also shown that in some well-known distillation protocols, this complementary relation is optimally satisfied. We discuss the interesting trade-off between locally accessible information and distillable entanglement for some states.

  6. Locally Accessible Information and Distillation of Entanglement

    E-print Network

    Ghosh, S; Kar, G; Kunkri, S; Roy, A; Ghosh, Sibasish; Joag, Pramod; Kar, Guruprasad; Kunkri, Samir; Roy, Anirban

    2004-01-01

    A new type of complementary relation is found between locally accessible information and final average entanglement for given ensemble. It is also shown that in some well known distillation protocol, this complementary relation is optimally satisfied. We discuss the interesting trade-off between locally accessible information and distillable entanglement for some states.

  7. State and Local Revenue Potential, 1970.

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    Quindry, Kenneth E.

    This report contains results of an extensive study into State and local tax revenue potentials for the 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) States and presents quantitative data on the 50 State-local tax systems. Data set forth in the 35 statistical tables enable the researcher to compare his State's total tax revenues with those of each of…

  8. Sensor Placement for Triangulation Based Localization

    E-print Network

    Bystroff, Chris

    Sensor Placement for Triangulation Based Localization Onur Tekdas, Student Member, IEEE, and Volkan of a sensor-network deployed in the same workspace. This paper addresses the problem of computing the minimum number and placement of sensors so that the localization uncertainty at every point in the workspace

  9. Biologically Inspired Mobile Robot Vision Localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christian Siagian; Laurent Itti

    2009-01-01

    We present a robot localization system using biologically inspired vision. Our system models two extensively studied human visual capabilities: (1) extracting the ldquogistrdquo of a scene to produce a coarse localization hypothesis and (2) refining it by locating salient landmark points in the scene. Gist is computed here as a holistic statistical signature of the image, thereby yielding abstract scene

  10. Entanglement manipulation by a local magnetic pulse

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    Shi-Jian Gu; Hai-Qing Lin

    2005-03-15

    A scheme for controlling the entanglement of a two-qubit system by a local magnetic pulse is proposed. We show that the entanglement of the two-qubit system can be increased by sacrificing the coherence in ancillary degree of freedom, which is induced by a local manipulation.

  11. Electron localization in graphene quantum dots

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Prabath Hewageegana; Vadym Apalkov

    2008-01-01

    We study theoretically a localized state of an electron in a graphene quantum dot with a sharp boundary. Due to Klein's tunneling, the ``relativistic'' electron in graphene cannot be localized by any confinement potential. In this case the electronic states in a graphene quantum dot become resonances with finite trapping time. We consider these resonances as the states with complex

  12. Electron localization in graphene quantum dots

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vadym Apalkov; Prabath Hewageegana

    2009-01-01

    We study theoretically a localized state of an electron in a graphene quantum dot with a sharp boundary. Due to Klein's tunneling, the relativistic electron in graphene cannot be localized by a confinement potential. In this case electron states in a graphene quantum dot become resonances with finite trapping time. We consider these resonances as the states with complex energy.

  13. Jump Starting the Local Food Economy

    E-print Network

    Hall, Sharon J.

    Jump Starting the Local Food Economy Monday, September 26, 2011 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (Lunch: "garbage, The Urban Farm Join Miguel Jardine and Greg Peterson as they outline three specific things you can do to contribute to your Local Food Economy and discuss the VermiSoks system. Miguel Jardine is the CEO and founder

  14. Recognizing Constraints to Local Economic Development.

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    Fitzgerald, Joan; Meyer, Peter B.

    1986-01-01

    Drawing on Kaufman's distinction between development in the community and development of the community, this paper discusses the constraints on local economic development associated with increased concentration of capital. The likelihood of successfully employing "import substitution" and other localization strategies without confronting issues of…

  15. Distributed sensor localization using barycentric coordinates

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Usman A. Khan; Soummya Kar; J. M. F. Moura

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we review our work on distributed sensor localization using barycentric coordinates. We present an algorithm for localization in m-dimensional Euclidean spaces. The algorithm is distributed and requires at least m + 1 anchors. Anchors are the nodes that know their exact locations. We require that the nonanchor nodes (all the network nodes that do not know their

  16. Classification of Medical Images Using Local Representations

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    Keysers, Daniel

    Classification of Medical Images Using Local Representations Roberto Paredes, Daniel Keysers, Germany Abstract In medical image retrieval, the images are usually subject to a large range of variability. In order to classify medical images, we therefore propose the use of local representations, which

  17. Hierarchical Genetic Programming using Local Modules

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Hierarchical Genetic Programming using Local Modules Wolfgang Banzhaf Dept. of Computer Science presents detailed experimental results for a new modular approach to Genetic Programming, hierarchical GP themselves may de ne local sub-modules. 1 Introduction Genetic Programming is the development of computer

  18. Truly Online Paging with Locality of Reference

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amos Fiat; Manor Mendel

    1997-01-01

    The competitive analysis fails to model locality of reference in the online paging problem. To deal with it, Borodin et al. introduced the access graph model, which attempts to capture the locality of reference. However, the access graph model has a number of troubling aspects. The access graph has to be known in advance to the paging algorithm and the

  19. Anderson localization in the seventies and beyond

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Thouless

    2009-01-01

    Little attention was paid to Anderson's challenging paper on localization for the first ten years, but from 1969 onwards it generated a lot of interest. Around that time a number of challenging questions were raised by the community, on matters such as the existence of a sharp distinction between localized and extended states, or between conductors and insulators. For some

  20. Anderson Localization in the Seventies and Beyond

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thouless, David

    Little attention was paid to Anderson's challenging paper on localization for the first ten years, but from 1968 onwards it generated a lot of interest. Around that time a number of important questions were raised by the community, on matters such as the existence of a sharp distinction between localized and extended states, or between conductors and insulators. For some of these questions the answers are unambiguous. There certainly are energy ranges in which states are exponentially localized, in the presence of a static disordered potential. In a weakly disordered one-dimensional potential, all states are localized. There is clear evidence, in three dimensions, for energy ranges in which states are extended, and ranges in which they are diffusive. Magnetic and spin-dependent interactions play an important part in reducing localization effects. For massive particles like electrons and atoms the lowest energy states are localized, but for massless particles like photons and acoustic phonons the lowest energy states are extended. Uncertainties remain. Scaling theory suggests that in two-dimensional systems all states are weakly localized, and that there is no minimum metallic conductivity. The interplay between disorder and mutual interactions is still an area of uncertainty, which is very important for electronic systems. Optical and dilute atomic systems provide experimental tests which allow interaction to be much less important. The quantum Hall effect provided a system where states on the Fermi surface are localized, but non-dissipative currents flow in response to an electric field.

  1. Anderson Localization in the Seventies and Beyond

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    David Thouless

    2010-01-01

    Little attention was paid to Anderson's challenging paper on localization for the first ten years, but from 1968 onwards it generated a lot of interest. Around that time a number of important questions were raised by the community, on matters such as the existence of a sharp distinction between localized and extended states, or between conductors and insulators. For some

  2. Local treatments for cutaneous warts: systematic review

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sam Gibbs; Ian Harvey; Jane Sterling; Rosemary Stark

    Objective To assess the evidence for the efficacy of local treatments for cutaneous warts. Methods Systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Main outcomes measures Total clearance of warts and adverse effects such as irritation, pain, and blistering. Study selection Randomised controlled trials of any local treatment for uncomplicated cutaneous warts. All published and unpublished material was considered, with no restriction

  3. On SDSI's Linked Local Name Spaces

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    Martín Abadi

    1998-01-01

    Rivest and Lampson have recently introduced SDSI, a Simple Distributed Security Infrastructure. One of the important innovations of SDSI is the use of linked local name spaces. This paper suggests a logical explanation of SDSI's local name spaces, as a complement to the operational explanation given in the SDSI definition.

  4. Protein localization in proteomics Trisha N Davis

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    Davis, Trisha N.

    Protein localization in proteomics Trisha N Davis A global analysis of the localization of 4156 yeast proteins has just been accomplished. Smaller scale analyses have been performed in a variety of organisms. These studies typically use green fluorescent protein as a tag for proteins in living cells

  5. Distributed Heterogeneous Outdoor Multi-robot Localization

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    Parker, Lynne E.

    . The proposed algorithms are implemented using field data obtained from a team of ATRV-Mini robots traversingDistributed Heterogeneous Outdoor Multi-robot Localization Raj Madhavan, Kingsley Fregene and Lynne-based algorithm for the localization of a team of robots is described in this paper. The distributed EKF

  6. Structural Damage Detection and Localization Using NETSHM

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    Krishna Kant Chintalapudi; Jeongyeup Paek; Om Prakash; Tat S. Fu; Karthik Dantu; John Caffrey; Ramesh Govindan; Erik Johnson

    2006-01-01

    Structural health monitoring (SHM) is an important application area for wireless sensor networks. Recent work has examined the design of wireless sensor networks for structural data acquisition systems. The eventual goal of structural mon- itoring, however, is autonomous detection and localization of structural damage. Developing practical damage detection and localization schemes is still an area of active research and there

  7. Location Matters: The Go Local Developers' Perspective

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    Christie Silbajoris; Diana McDuffee

    2011-01-01

    In collaboration with the National Library of Medicine, librarians at the Health Sciences Library and researchers at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, developed the Go Local concept. NC Health Info was the first Go Local project and served as a model for other states wishing to connect their own collections of

  8. Geographic Localization of International Technology Diffusion

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    Wolfgang Keller

    2002-01-01

    Income convergence across countries turns on whether technological knowledge spillovers are global or local. I estimate the amount of spillovers from R&D expenditures on a geographic basis, using a new data set which encompasses most of the world's innovative activity between 1970 and 1995. I find that technology is to a substantial degree local, not global, as the benefits from

  9. Children's Images of a Distant Locality

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    Disney, Anna

    2005-01-01

    Children's perceptions of a distant locality are gauged before the introduction of a link with a school in that distant locality. Changes in the perceptions are recorded after a variety of exchanges between the schools. The implications are considered for children, teachers and teacher trainers.

  10. Nonlinear Learning using Local Coordinate Coding

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    Kai Yu; Tong Zhang; Yihong Gong

    This paper introduces a new method for semi-supervised learning on high dimen- sional nonlinear manifolds, which includes a phase of unsupervised basis learning and a phase of supervised function learning. The learned bases provide a set of anchor points to form a local coordinate system, such that each data point x on the manifold can be locally approximated by a

  11. Localization of fremions in rotating electromagnetic fields

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    B. V. Gisin

    2015-06-15

    Parameters of localization are defined in the lab and rotating frame for solutions of the Dirac equation in the field of a traveling circularly polarized electromagnetic wave and constant magnetic field. The radius of localization is of the order of the electromagnetic wavelength and lesser.

  12. Promoting Creativity in Local Tourist Businesses

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    Perivoliotis-Chryssovergis, Margaret-Catherine

    2007-01-01

    This paper discusses an e-learning pilot study focusing on local tourist producers and businesses involved in the production of artefacts, mainly textiles. The project included research into the possibilities of incorporating the strengths of local cultural heritage as a vital starting point for design creativity, innovation, production and…

  13. Estimating Vehicle Miles Traveled on Local Roads

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    Qian, Jiayu

    2013-11-07

    in social science and we relate it to traffic volumes. We demonstrate that VMT on local roads exhibits a scale-free property: it follows two piecewise (double) power law distributions. In other words, the total local VMT can be obtained by properly...

  14. Localized Wave Solutions in Optical Fiber Waveguides

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    Ashish Madhukar Vengsarkar

    1991-01-01

    A novel bidirectional decomposition of exact solutions to the scalar wave equation has been shown to form a natural basis for synthesizing localized wave (LW) solutions that describe localized, slowly decaying transmission of energy in free space. In this work, we demonstrate the existence of LW solutions in optical fiber waveguides operated in the linear regime. In this sense, these

  15. Local Sequence-structure Motifs in Rna

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    Rolf Backofen; Sebastian Will

    2004-01-01

    RNA enjoys increasing interest in molecular biology; despite this interest fundamental algorithms are lacking, e.g. for identifying local motifs. As proteins, RNA molecules have a distinctive structure. Therefore, in addition to sequence information, structure plays an important part in assessing the sim- ilarity of RNAs. Furthermore, common sequence-structure features in two or several RNA molecules are often only spatially local,

  16. Moving target localization with multistatic radar systems

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    P. F. Sammartino; C. J. Baker; M. Rangaswamy

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we describe a method of processing data from a chosen area as surveyed by a multistatic system for the localization of a target. For this purpose data were acquired using the UCL netted radar and processed with two different incoherent approaches for localizing the target on a grid. The first is a centralized scheme and the second

  17. Metapopulation Dynamics with Migration and Local Competition

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    1910-30-52

    ... the patch models without local population dynamics, our model exhibits multiple interior equilibria. ... On the fast time scale, all solutions of (2.2) are .... Proposition 3.1 Both I (if exists) and I ¾ are positively invariant and at- tracting with ... However, the scaling factor in our condition allows an assessment on how the local ...

  18. Federal Grants to State and Local Governments

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    Congressional Budget Office, 2013

    2013-01-01

    In fiscal year 2011, the federal government provided $607 billion in grants to state and local governments. Those funds accounted for 17 percent of federal outlays, 4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), and a quarter of spending by state and local governments that year. Over the past 30 years, those "intergovernmental" grants--financial…

  19. Chemical Aspects of Local and Regional Anesthesia

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    Brunsvold, Robert; Ostercamp, Daryl L.

    2006-01-01

    The practical sides of local or regional anesthesia are explained by two applications of local anesthetics under moderately demanding circumstances. The examples illustrated are surgical repair of the severed lower tendon of the left index finger and the case of pregnant woman involving the delivery of a child in the early stages of cervical…

  20. Local Control: Use It or Lose It.

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    California School Boards Association, Sacramento.

    Two California laws have increased the autonomy of local school districts. As of January 1982, virtually all provisions of the California Education Code can be waived at the request of local school boards with the approval of the state board of education. Under Article 2 of Assembly Bill 777, Chapter 100, programs that may be waived include state…