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Deformation of slopes as a cause of underground mining activities: three case studies from Ostrava-Karviná coal field (Czech Republic).  

PubMed

Underground mining activities may potentially play a role on the initiation and reactivation of the slope movements. However, an adequate attention has not yet been paid to these problems; in this study, the possible influence of present and former mining activities on the selected set of model slope deformations in the Ostrava-Karviná Coalfield (Opliji, Repiste and Orlova Lazy District) was analysed and a methodology for their observation for application to similar conditions and influence was described. Isocatabase maps, terrain deformation parameters calculated for the point lying on the slope deformation surface, length measurement by zone extensometer and dilatometer measurement in cracks was also provided for evaluation of the underground mining impact. It was found that inclinations of both boreholes were evidence of underground mining impact, and localization of inclinometer measurement on boreholes in the active part as well as in the near vicinity was very important as an important result of this study. Analysis of underground mining activity influence on model localities in relation to performed mining operations, subsidence and other influences on the ground surface was also determined. Thus, the study will contribute to a more objective knowledge of these problems of interest for the professional public and also for the state administration to solve problems associated with the utilisation and settlement of such affected areas. PMID:22134855

Marschalko, Marian; Yilmaz, I??k; Bednárik, Martin; Kube?ka, Karel

2012-11-01

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The Main Ostrava Whetstone: composition, sedimentary processes, palaeogeography and geochronology of a major Mississippian volcaniclastic unit of the Upper Silesian Basin (Poland and Czech Republic)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Main Ostrava Whetstone (MOW) is an important lithostratigraphic horizon of the Late Carboniferous sedimentary fill of the late Palaeozoic foreland Upper Silesian Basin. It is the largest and best-identified volcanogenic horizon in the basin, reaching thicknesses of 15.3 m and occupying an area of ca 2,973 km2 and a volume after lithification of 9.24 km3. It consists of volcanic materials transported to the basin probably by an aeolian process. Just after sedimentation, these materials were redeposited a short distance away in a shallow water environment. Granularity corresponds to a range from argillaceous siltstones to fine-grained sandstones. The components are dominated by glass shards replaced by clay minerals (mixed illite-smectite structures) in addition to quartz of volcanogenic and terrigenous origins. Sanidine and a plagioclase close to albite are also present. The sedimentary structures, micro-structures and composition of the MOW indicate variable and dynamic hydrodynamic conditions. The MOW represents a series of flooding events, which could be connected with unusual rainfall. Such major flooding events were most likely induced by volcanic eruptions. The available drill-core log data were used to construct a digital model of the whetstone, which showed an east-west zonality in the thicknesses, with the majority being synsedimentary. CA-TIMS U-Pb dating the volcanogenic zircons yields an age of 327.35 ± 0.15 Ma. The source location of the volcanogenic material is not clear; however, it is presumed to have been located in the west of the Upper Silesian Basin.

Jirásek, Jakub; Hýlová, Lada; Sivek, Martin; Jureczka, Janusz; Martínek, Karel; Sýkorová, Ivana; Schmitz, Mark

2013-06-01

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An indicative method for determination of the most hazardous changes in slopes of the subsidence basins in underground coal mining area in Ostrava (Czech Republic).  

PubMed

Considering growing population and decreasing mineral resource reserves, the issue of undermining has been and shall remain very topical. This study aims to identify the mutual connections between mined out panels of a deposit and the final manifestations on the ground surface related to deep black coal mining. On the grounds of the identified connections, the study describes a method to simplify a common evaluation of undermined areas according to building site categories. Within the study, a demarcation of the areas was conducted in two localities in Czech Republic influenced by the effects of undermining in the Upper-Silesian Basin. In the allotment of the CSM Mine, an area unsuitable for founding structures was defined from the centre of the worked out workings to the distance of 175 m from the panel's edge, for which the corresponding break angle is 78.3°. Similarly, in the allotment of the Paskov Mine, an area unsuitable for founding structures was determined to the distance of 500 m from the panel's edge, for which the corresponding break angle is 50.2°. This demarcation may be implemented prior to deposit mining being aware of several physical-mechanical parameters of rocks in the deposit's overburden. Having mined out a particular section of a deposit, it is recommended to verify the values of break angle using the method described herein. The study may be applied as a relatively fast and effective method to evaluate future land use for planning. PMID:22371037

Marschalko, Marian; Yilmaz, Isik; K?ístková, Veronika; Fuka, Mat?j; Kube?ka, Karel; Bouchal, Tomáš

2013-01-01

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Reflections on Czech Science Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International comparisons help us explore the assumptions made about U.S. schools, students, and pedagogy. That is why the author decided to spend five months in the Czech Republic teaching science education courses at Palacky and Ostrava Universities and learning about the Czech education system. As a result, the new context challenged his…

Svec, Michael

2007-01-01

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Procedure for granulocyte collection performed at the Blood Centre of the Faculty Hospital Ostrava.  

PubMed

BACKGROUND: Granulocyte apheresis is a safe and effective method for granulocyte collection. We present a five year experience (2006-2010) of the Blood Center, Faculty Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic. Donor granulocyte transfusion is one treatment option for haemato-oncology patients with severe neutropenia complicated by bacterial/fungal infections unresponsive to standard antibiotic/antifungal treatment. In this study, we describe the experiences of the Blood Centre at the Faculty Hospital in Ostrava of granulocyte apheresis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 149 granulocyte units were collected for 33 patients from the Department of Haemato-oncology, University Hospital Olomouc, over a 5-year period (2006-2010). Information on donor selection, laboratory screening, mobilization regimen and granulocyte yield was obtained and analyzed. All mandatory screening tests for infection markers, AB0 and Rh and abnormal erythrocyte antibodies were performed. The cytomegalovirus status of the donors was not investigated. Steroids were the only mobilization regimen used, and were generally well accepted. The mean granulocyte yield was 12.6×10(9)/per transfusion unit (range 5.4-30.3). All granulocyte concentrates were irradiated and transfused according to AB0 Rh compatibility within 24 h after collection. CONCLUSION: Based on our experience, granulocytapheresis is a safe and effective method for obtaining granulocytes but the yield can be significantly influenced by other variables. From the recipients' perspective, the use of donor granulocytes supports an effective therapeutic modality. PMID:23128811

Cermakova, Zuzana; Blahutova, Sarka; Papajik, Tomas; Galuszkova, Dana; Hubacek, Jaromir; Sommerova, Martina

2012-11-01

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Vertical ground movements for Prague and Ostrava-Karviná areas determined by PSInSAR  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Permanent Scatterers Interferometry SAR (PSInSAR) allows precise measurements of ground movements to be detected. This remote sensing technique assesses displacements along the satellite line of sight and detects vertical movements of targets on the Earth surface (called permanent scatterers). They are representing particularly by man-made objects (e.g. individual buildings) and by rock outcrops in a landscape. For area of Prague were processed 78 ERS1/2 SAR scenes for period from 1992 to 2005. Subsidence and uplift rates in the Prague area reach millimetres to centimetres per year. The PSInSAR analysis identifies primarily vertical movements of local significance, mostly subsiding of buildings and/or object complexes in the urban area. The second investigated Ostrava-Karviná area is heavily affected by long-term undermining activities. The PSInSAR data for this area relate to the 1995-2000 period (acquired by processing ERS1/2 48 SAR scenes). Displacements for the urban area of Ostrava town display subsiding effects, because of coal-mining decrease, while in the Karviná coal mining area they are still in a progress. Some areas located in the undermined region move down up to several decimetres per year. Detectable rate of vertical movement obtained by the PSInSAR application reaches at most 1.5 centimetres per year. Since in a few locations rates of movements are rather high, three scenes from 2007 by differential interferometry SAR were processed using the ALOS PALSAR approach to determine these intensive movements. The work was supported by the Targeted Research Programme of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (1QS300460551) and by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic (LC506).

Schenk, V.; Wegmüller, U.; Kadlecik, P.; Schenkova, Z.

2009-04-01

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A study of mining-induced seismicity in Czech mines with longwall coal exploitation  

SciTech Connect

A review is performed for the data of local and regional seismographical networks installed in mines of the Ostrava-Karvina Coal Basin (Czech Republic), where underground anthracite mining is carried out and dynamic events occur in the form of rockbursts. The seismological and seismoacoustic observations data obtained in panels that are in limiting state are analyzed. This aggregate information is a basic for determining hazardous zones and assigning rockburst prevention measures.

Holub, K. [Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ostrava (Czech Republic)

2007-01-15

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CzechGeo/EPOS - Building a national data portal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CzechGeo/EPOS is the consortium of seven geoscience institutions in the Czech Republic (Institute of Geophysics AS CR Prague, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics AS CR Prague, Institute of Geonics AS CR Ostrava, Institute of Physics of the Earth, Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague, and Research Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Topography Zdiby). These institutions operate a distributed system of seismic, GPS, magnetic, gravimetric and geodynamic observatories. The operational and personal costs of CzechGeo/EPOS are mostly covered by the Ministry of education, sports and youth within the support of twelve large research infrastructures in the Czech Republic. Web pages of the project www.czechgeo.cz are being built as a data portal which should integrate all the data and services provided by the involved institutions and research infrastructures. Seismic portal offers selected portions of digital data from permanent, local and temporary seismic stations, locations of seismic events in the country and worldwide, daily seismograms from permanent observatories and local seismic network Webnet, seismic bulletins and catalogs, and macroseismic observations on the territory of the Czech Republic. Magnetic portal involves besides real-time magnetograms also recent state of geomagnetic activity and its forecast for the next day. GPS portal will provide preprocessed data from regional GPS stations. Building the national portal is closely related with the development of the Preparatory phase of the EPOS (European Plate Observing System) project.

Zednik, J.; Hejda, P.

2012-04-01

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Innovative Physics Teaching Conferences in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even today, with all of the instant communication technologies available, we are still often unaware of all that happens in other parts of the world. In the middle of Europe, in the Czech Republic, physics teachers have created a couple of innovative conferences--or "workshops" might be a better term. Having attended two of each, I think they're…

Milbrandt, Rod

2010-01-01

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Czech: Introduction to Slovak for Students of Czech.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This textbook, prepared by the Defense Language Institute, is designed to acquaint students of Czech with Slovak, a language closely related to Czech. The phonology and morphology of the two languages are briefly compared. Some of the most frequent lexical items differing from Czech are presented. Students are expected to acquire only a passive…

Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.

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Cestina pro Pokrocile (Intermediate Czech).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The textbook in intermediate Czech is designed for second-year students of the language and those who already have a basic knowledge of Czech grammar and vocabulary. It is appropriate for use in a traditional college language classroom, the business community, or a government language school. It can be covered in a year-long conventional…

Kabat, Grazyna; And Others

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Distance Education in Eastern Europe; Status Report: Distance Education in the Czech Republic; Conference Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes two articles that highlight changes in Eastern Europe's distance education in higher education institutions since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Examines the high demand for distance education in the Czech Republic and the need for training in distance education technology; and reports on the fourth Romanian Internet Learning Workshop.…

Wheeler, Steve; Zlamalova, Helena; English, Susan

2000-01-01

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Czech Student Attitudes towards Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates 540 Czech lower secondary students' attitudes towards geography. It examined the general influence of gender and grade level on attitudes towards geography with an emphasis on four specific areas in particular: geography as a school subject; geography and the environment; the importance of geography; and the relevance of…

Kubiatko, Milan; Janko, Tomas; Mrazkova, Katerina

2012-01-01

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Czech Culture in Prague: Architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prague's main feature is that, out of many cultural treasures, it preserved its architectural culture and put it to practical use to present day. Particularly Prague has embraced a wealth of architectural styles from many ages. From the Romanesque, the Gothic culture of Czech's pinnacle age, Baroque, Neo Classicism, the Art Nouveau style buildings that concentrated in Prague at the

Kyuchin Kim

2003-01-01

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A Statistical Parser for Czech  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers statistical parsing of Czech, which differs radically from English in at least two respects: (1) it is a highly infl ected language, and (2) it has relatively free word order. These dif- ferences are likely to pose new problems for tech- niques that have been developed on English. We describe our experience in building on the parsing

Michael Collins; Jan Hajic; Lance A. Ramshaw; Christoph Tillmann

1999-01-01

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Czech Children's Drawing of Nature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Do world children draw nature pictures in a certain way? Range of mountains in the background, a sun, couple clouds, a river rising from mountains. Is this type of drawing universal in the way these nature items are organized on a drawing paper? The sample size from Czech Republic included 33 participants from two kindergartens. They were 5 and 6…

Yilmaz, Zuhal; Kubiatko, Milan; Topal, Hatice

2012-01-01

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Report on the 2nd Solar ALMA Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Czech node is one of the ALMA European Regional Centres and is the only one to support solar observations. The second workshop in the series is briefly described: the main themes were the scope of solar observation with ALMA, planning observations and the science that can be achieved.

D?browski, B.; Karlický, M.

2013-09-01

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Climate variability and climate change vulnerability and adaptation. Workshop summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Representatives from fifteen countries met in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 11-15, 1995, to share results from the analysis of vulnerability and adaptation to global climate change. The workshop focused on the issues of global climate change and its impacts on various sectors of a national economy. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), which has been signed by

N. Bhatti; R. R. Cirillo; R. K. Dixon

1995-01-01

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Texas Czech: The Language of Texans Who Say They Speak "A Different Type of Czech."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use elicited data from ethnolinguistic fieldwork in two historically Czech Moravian communities in Central Texas to analyze typical features of Texas Czech, a reduced immigrant variety of Czech based on the dialects of 19th century Northeastern Moravia. Identified structural features that show relatively high attrition rates, as well as those that…

Dutkova-Cope, Lida

2001-01-01

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[Two anniversaries in Czech forensic medicine].  

PubMed

The authors commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Slavíks textbook Forensic Pathology for Medical and Legal Students and the 125th anniversary of the 1st Czech forensic autopsy. They introduce professor V. Slavík and describe his personal qualities and expertise. The content of the textbook is described. The topicality of Slavíks explanations and the tradition of Czech forensic pathology are discussed. Key words: forensic pathology - history of Czech forensic pathology - textbooks of forensic pathology. PMID:23121041

Ne?as, P; Hejna, P

2012-10-01

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Bachelor Studies in the Czech Technical Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universities are the highest level of the Czech school education system, as well as important scientific institutions that are granted full autonomy under the law. There are five technical universities and one military school with technical courses in the Czech Republic. Until the 1990s, the universities had provided only the five years magister…

Polak, Jaromir

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Extended spectrum beta-lactamase and fluoroquinolone resistance genes and plasmids among Escherichia coli isolates from zoo animals, Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Commensal Escherichia coli isolates from healthy zoo animals kept in Ostrava Zoological Garden, Czech Republic, were investigated to evaluate the dissemination of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) genes. A total of 160 faecal samples of various animal species were inoculated onto MacConkey agar with cefotaxime (2 mg L(-1)) or ciprofloxacin (0.05 mg L(-1)) to obtain ESBL- or PMQR-positive E. coli isolates. Clonality of E. coli isolates was investigated by multilocus sequence typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Plasmids carrying ESBL or PMQR genes were typed by PCR-based replicon typing, plasmid multilocus sequence typing and restriction fragment length polymorphism. Forty-nine (71%, n = 69) cefotaxime-resistant and 15 (16%, n = 94) ciprofloxacin-resistant E. coli isolates harboured ESBL or PMQR genes. Isolates were assigned to 18 sequence types (ST) and 20 clusters according to their macrorestriction patterns by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The genes blaCTX -M-1 and qnrS1 were detected on highly related IncI1 plasmids assigned to clonal complex 3 (ST3, ST38) and on non-related IncN plasmids of ST1 and ST3, respectively. The gene qnrS1 was located on related IncX1 plasmids. Dissemination of antibiotic resistance is associated with spreading of particular E. coli clones and plasmids of specific incompatibility groups among various animal species. PMID:23679004

Dobiasova, Hana; Dolejska, Monika; Jamborova, Ivana; Brhelova, Eva; Blazkova, Lucie; Papousek, Ivo; Kozlova, Marketa; Klimes, Jiri; Cizek, Alois; Literak, Ivan

2013-09-01

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[Czech terms for rod-shaped bacteria].  

PubMed

With increasing frequency, the rod-shaped bacteria have been recently referred to in Czech as tyce (the singular is tyc) instead of the diminutive tycinky (the singular is tycinka) as used in classical Czech textbooks and handbooks of medical microbiology. This discordance might result from inadequate translation of the English term rods. Although the English-Czech dictionary gives three equivalents for the analyzed meaning of this word, i.e. tyc, tycka, tycinka, the first option, a mono-syllable as the English rod is, is often selected without further consideration. Nevertheless, such simplification is not justified; to avoid confusion it is preferable to use conventional terminology. PMID:16050544

Votava, M

2005-04-01

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Radon program of the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The Radon Program of the Czech Republic 2010-2019 - Action Plan is based on Governmental Decision No. 594/2009 (Radon Program of the Czech Republic 2010-2019 - Action Plan, Government of the Czech Republic, Decision No. 594/2009, May 4 2009) and is coordinated by the State Office for Nuclear Safety. It covers both prevention in new house construction and intervention in existing houses with high indoor radon concentration. The Program is aimed at developing an effective public information system. It takes advantage of long-term experience and good scientific and technological background-staff, methods, standards and technologies. PMID:24714113

Petrová, K; Pravdová, E

2014-07-01

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Groundwater workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Interstate Conference on Water Policy has released an Executive Report of the 1989 Ground Water Information Management Workshops. The report summarizes workgroup findings and recommendations for action as identified at the four workshops conducted in the winter and spring of 1989 in Little Rock, Ark.; Sacramento, Calif.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and Omaha, Nebr. The workshops, cosponsored by ICWP and the U.S. Geological Survey, attracted over 200 participants from local, state, and federal government, academia, and the private sector.The two primary objectives of the workshop series were to provide participants with information about groundwater data management initiatives at all levels of government, and to elicit information and ideas from participants about improving data management and exchange. The report states that although the individual workshops reflected regional concerns and experiences, collectively they provide a solid foundation for developing a national perspective on groundwater information management needs.

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[Botulism in the Czech Republic].  

PubMed

In a retrospective study the authors analyzed 76 cases of botulism reported in 1961-1989 in the Czech Republic. The analysis of descriptive data pertained to the annual incidence of botulism with a maximum of cases in 1966, 1973 and 1984 (11, 7 and 6 cases); geographical distribution with a maximum incidence in the South and Central Bohemian region (100,000 population); age distribution with a predominance in subjects above 15 years. The dominating vehicle of botulism was in 61% of the notified cases a home-prepared food; usually a galantine, aspic, liver paste, pork with vegetables, and smoked pork. In 1966 and 1973 a processed food predominated as vehicle: pickled herring and tomato, red peppers and sausage. The results of the retrospective study were compared in the discussion with the problem of botulism in other countries. The authors discuss the danger of undetected botulism and the necessity of an anti-botulin serum (Bossea). PMID:2004397

Srámová, H; Benes, C; Václavík, I

1991-01-25

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Czech Republic to Become Member of ESO  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today, an agreement was signed in Prague between ESO and the Czech Republic, aiming to make the latter become a full member of ESO as of 1 January 2007. "The future membership of the Czech Republic in ESO opens for the Czech astronomers completely new opportunities and possibilities. It will foster this discipline on the highest quality level and open new opportunities for Czech industry to actively cooperate in research and development of high-tech instruments for astronomical research," said Miroslava Kopicová, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. ESO PR Photo 52/06 ESO PR Photo 52/06 Signing Ceremony "We warmly welcome the Czech Republic as the thirteenth member of ESO," said Catherine Cesarsky, ESO's Director General. "The timing couldn't be better chosen: with the Very Large Telescope, Europe is now at the forefront of ground-based astronomy, and with the construction of ALMA and the final studies for the European Extremely Large Telescope, we will ensure that this will remain so for several decades. We look forward to working together with our Czech colleagues towards these successes." The signing event took place at the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Prague. Following ratification by the Czech Parliament, the Czech Republic with thus join the twelve present member states of ESO, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere: Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Czech Republic is the first country from Central and Eastern Europe to join ESO. Astronomy in the Czech Republic has a very long tradition that dates from as far back as 3500 BC. Four centuries ago, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler established themselves in Prague at the invitation of the emperor Rudolph II, laying the ground for the first golden age in astronomy. Later, eminent scientists such as Christian Doppler, Ernst Mach and Albert Einstein stayed in the famous city for periods of time. The Czech capital also played host to the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, first in 1967 and, more recently, in August 2006. Astronomy in the Czech Republic is shared between the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences and several leading universities, in Prague, Brno and Opava, among others. The Astronomical Institute operates the Ondrejov Observatory, with a 2-m optical telescope and a 10-m radio telescope. Czech astronomers are very active in many fields of this science, such as solar and stellar physics, and the study of interstellar matter, galaxies and planetary systems. Created in 1962, ESO, which quite fittingly means 'ace' in the Czech language, provides state-of-the-art research facilities to European astronomers and astrophysicists. ESO's activities cover a wide spectrum including the design and construction of world-class ground-based observational facilities for the member-state scientists, large telescope projects, design of innovative scientific instruments, developing new and advanced technologies, furthering European co-operation and carrying out European educational programmes. Whilst the Headquarters are located in Garching near Munich, Germany, ESO operates three observational sites in the Chilean Atacama desert. The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, a 2 600m high mountain south of Antofagasta. At La Silla, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile at 2 400m altitude, ESO operates several medium-sized optical telescopes. The third site is the 5 000m high Llano de Chajnantor, near San Pedro de Atacama. Here a new submillimetre telescope (APEX) is in operation, and a giant array of 12-m submillimetre antennas (ALMA) is under development. Over 1 600 proposals are made each year for the use of the ESO telescopes.

2006-12-01

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Workshop Reports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

19 Workshops were held during IAU S285. 15 submitted reports of the discussions that took place, while for the remaining 4 we have reproduced the summaries that were available on our wiki prior to the Symposium.

2012-04-01

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Summer Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, this five-day workshop focuses on training science faculty to teach with case studies, to write their own cases, and to assess their studentsďż˝ learning with cases.

2010-01-01

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[Salmonellosis in the Czech Republic 1989-1993].  

PubMed

The authors discuss the incidence of salmonelloses in the Czech Republic and analyze changes which developed during the period from 1989 to 1993. In 1989 a steep rise of cases of salmonellosis was recorded; 34,435 cases were notified which, as compared with the previous period, is a threefold rise of the incidence. This trend persists already for five years. So far the largest number of notified cases (43,558) was recorded in 1992. The death rate and case fatality rate from salmonellosis has been low for some years: the number of deaths is approximately 20-25 people per year. The salmonellosis epidemic in 1989-1993 spread to all regions of the Czech Republic. The most heavily affected regions are the South Moravian, North Moravian, East Bohemian and West Bohemian region. As to age distribution, it was revealed that the highest values of specific morbidity are in children in their first year of life and in 1-4-year-olds and that the greatest increment in 1989-1993 was notified in 1-4-year-old and in 5-9-year-old children. The dominating aetiological agent was Salmonella enteritidis, probably phagotype 8. Its ratio in the isolation of Salmonella strains is 87%. The largest number of epidemics in 1989-1991 was notified in communities with a communal catering type (workers canteens, catering for nursery schools and schools) and in communities where half the epidemics developed during family festivities (weddings, graduation, funerals, birthdays, pig-slaughtering feasts etc.). During the last two years the number of epidemics which develop in workshops producing foods and in private confectionaries is rising.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8019810

Srámová, H; Benes, C

1994-05-01

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Partnership for nuclear power in the Czech Republic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A catalogue is presented of 27 organizations involved in the Czech nuclear programme. Characteristics and addresses are given of the Czech electrical utility, plant and component manufacturers, the uranium mining company, design and engineering companies,...

1995-01-01

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Interactive Workshops--Workshop 6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The food made by plants is a source of energy for other organisms living in ecosystems. In this workshop we will investigate the flow of energy from plants to animals as we construct food webs and energy pyramids.

2010-01-01

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Counseling in the Czech Republic: History, Status, and Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the history and current status of counseling in the Czech Republic. Recommendations for advancement of the profession in a postcommunist era are offered, including the incorporation of social justice principals for the benefit of Gypsies and immigrants, collaboration between Czech and non-Czech counselors, and counseling…

Simons, Jack D.; Hutchison, Brian; Bastecka, Zuzana

2012-01-01

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Workshop Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Workshop Physics is an activity-based approach to teaching calculus-based introductory physics in which traditional lectures are replaced by student investigation. Students do experiments in which they make predictions as well as observations and analysis; they perform guided derivations of major concepts; and they use computer tools to develop mathematical models. All the activities and materials needed for a two-semester course are available in the published books, with example materials available online. Workshop Physics was developed and class-tested by Priscilla Laws of Dickinson College and coworkers.

Laws, Priscilla W.

2003-10-10

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NCI Workshop  

Cancer.gov

NCI Workshop Advanced Technologies for Breast Cancer Radiation of Intact Breast Excellent LOCAL CONTROL (95 % at 5 years) achieved with standard dose 50 Gy Whole Breast plus boost to primary site NO NEED to Dose Escalate OARs: Skin, Lung, Heart (Left

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Sesame Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sesame Workshop (formerly CTW Online) was created as a test site for "parenting information and Sesame Street activities for kids" but don't be fooled; the site is designed for adults. Content varies from parenting advice to a coloring book that parents can print to a current politics section to a selected entertainment (books, toys, music etc.) guide.

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Winter Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Materials on 11 topics presented at a winter workshop for Quebec outdoor educators have been compiled into this booklet. Action story, instant replay, shoe factory, sound and action, and find an object to fit the description are described and recommended as group dynamic activities. Directions for five games (Superlative Selection; Data…

Council of Outdoor Educators of Quebec, Montreal.

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Wordland Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Can and should the preschool child learn to read? To answer this and related questions, a study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of a television program and parental home assistance in teaching reading skills to three-year-old children. For five days a week over a 39-week period, an experimental group watched "Wordland Workshop," a…

Perlish, Harvey Neil

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Teacher workshops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Education specialists with the NASA Educator Resource Center conduct a wide variety of workshops throughout the year to aid teachers and educators in coming up with new ideas to inspire their students and also in aiding in the integration of technology into their classrooms.

1993-01-01

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Fears in Czech Adolescents: A Longitudinal Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study investigates developmental patterns of fear in adolescence. It is based on longitudinal data collected as a part of the European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC) project. A total of 186 Czech adolescents (43% girls) were assessed repeatedly at the age of 11, 13, and 15 years. The free-response method was…

Michalcáková, Radka; Lacinová, Lenka; Kyjonková, Hana; Bouša, Ondrej; Jelínek, Martin

2013-01-01

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Innovative Teachers at Today's Czech Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education in the Czech Republic is at the onset of a very important reform. Its goals are outlined in the National Education Development Programme (so called "White Book," 2001) in quite a detailed manner. The reform should lead to the achievement of certain proportional and quantitative indicators and to the attainment of a target qualitative…

Novotny, Petr

2003-01-01

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Changes in Information Systems in Czech Agriculture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study carried out in 1998 (reported in the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2003) of the information systems used by farmers in the Czech Republic to access information and advice was repeated in 2003. The research aim was to assess whether, and how, the systems had changed during these five years. The perceived importance of 10…

Slavik, Milan

2004-01-01

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Rank and Degree in Czech Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the history of academic degrees and rank in the Czech Republic since World War II. Before the communist period, degrees and rank in Czechoslovakia were influenced by the German and Austrian systems, with the PhDr. degree in the humanities and philosophy and the RNDr. (rerum naturalium doctor) degree in the sciences and…

Mauch, James

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Islamic Extremism in the Czech Republic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Czech Republic, like other post-communist countries in Central Europe, has not faced Islamic extremism to the same extent as its Western European counterparts. For a country otherwise at the center of Europe and the European idea, why in this respect ...

V. Barca

2010-01-01

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Neophytes on walls in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The neophytic wall flora in the Czech Republic was studied using 935 phytosociological relevés recorded on wall habitats by different authors. In comparison with other habitat types in the country, a high number of neophytes (14%, calculated from 479 species of vascular plants) was recorded on walls. Most of them occur only accidentaly with low frequency. The most frequent neophytes

Deana Láníková

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Czech Contributions to the American Culture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliographic essay includes books and periodicals covering the historical, cultural, literary, musical, sculptural, religious, culinary, and educational aspects of the Czech experience. Special attention is focused on the role of Czechoslovakians in Texas, and the United States. Items range from cookbooks and language primers, to…

Psencik, Leroy F.

1970-01-01

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Language Management in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph, based on the Language Management model, provides information on both the "simple" (discourse-based) and "organised" modes of attention to language problems in the Czech Republic. This includes but is not limited to the language policy of the State. This approach does not satisfy itself with discussing problems of language varieties…

Neustupny, J. V.; Nekvapil, Jiri

2003-01-01

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Problems Connected with the Utilisation of Mineral Resources in Advanced and Developing Countries. Their Impacts on the Teaching Process at VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava ( Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mineral raw materials form a part of the economic foundation of each state. Their share in creating the gross national product is usually inversely proportional to the economic development of the state. At present fundamental differences exist between industrial and developing countries in the consumption of mineral raw materials per habitant.This manifests itself especially in fuels and energy minerals. These

Miroslav Palas

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Climatological Data Rescue from historic meteorological stations in the Czech Republic.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Digitization of climatological data from meteorological station had several periods in past. Last period is very close connected with database system CLIDATA. The main source of historical data is archive in Ostrava regional office of CHMI where a lot of historical monthly reports of observations with daily data are stored. Other historical data were founded from various types of historical annual reports and last but not least from border cooperation with Polish and Slovak meteorological services. During several last years were imported daily data from new discovered stations, and some elements from historic stations such as precipitation, temperature, relative humidity, cloudiness, hourly data of sunshine, temperatures from thermographs and also meteorological phenomena from some synoptic stations. Within the frame of our project we could also digitize wind speed, wind direction and wind gust data. During more than 150 years of regular meteorological observation, were used a big amount of various types of monthly reports for measured data records. Meteorological stations were founded by several organizations and all of them used another kind of reports that were changed during years. We recognized nearly 30 types of precipitation monthly reports and 50 types of climatologic reports. Digitization of data especially from very historical stations brings also some problems during definition of metadata such as coordinates, elevations, measuring instruments height, a lot of observing terms or historic units of elements. Some historical annual reports mention observer's jobs, that is very interesting and we can find position of meteorological stations more exactly. Data quality control has been proceeded since 1993. First were used special programs and algorithms outside of database system. Some new programs for wrong values detection or for missing values filling are used at present. CLIDATA database system and its extensions allows to make logical and spatial data quality control by comparison of data with surrounding stations. Data of mostly meteorological elements and stations are now controlled since 1961. For errors detection and data quality control in frontier regions is very useful data from Slovak meteorological stations. Acknowledgements An author would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for project no KJB300420905.

Repka, M.

2010-09-01

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Czech crude-oil terminal is in operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major 4.8 million bbl crude-oil terminal near the city of Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, began operations in August 1995. The major objective of building the termain was to cover oil-supply shortfalls with Czech oil-storage capacities and eventually to blend different crude-oil grades to meet the needs of Czech refineries. The paper describes the three stages of construction, the

B. Karasek; M. Cibulka

1997-01-01

51

[Paediatric and adolescence gynaecology in Czech Republic].  

PubMed

Pediatric gynecology is a subdivision of gynecology and obstetrics and completes its care of women. The founder of the subject, Rudolf Peter, considered its essential role in the prevention of woman infertility. Important difference represents the lack of estrogens and the absence of sexual life. The most frequent diseases of this age are vaginal discherge (vulvovaginitis), bleeding during non-estrogenized period, onset and disturbancies of menstrual cycle, labial adhesions, congenitalal malformations, disorders of pubertal development and tumors. Pediatric gynecology is an independent specialization in the respect to Insurance companies, it is an independent professional specialization (attestation) and it has its own international exam IFEPAG. Pediatric gynecologists are organized in the Czech Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology CLS JEP and internationally in FIGIJ federation. Both organizations organizes Czech and international scientific congresses. PMID:16921784

Horejsí, J

2006-01-01

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Czech results at criticality dosimetry intercomparison 2002.  

PubMed

Two criticality dosimetry systems were tested by Czech participants during the intercomparison held in Valduc, France, June 2002. The first consisted of the thermoluminescent detectors (TLDs) (Al-P glasses) and Si-diodes as passive neutron dosemeters. Second, it was studied to what extent the individual dosemeters used in the Czech routine personal dosimetry service can give a reliable estimation of criticality accident exposure. It was found that the first system furnishes quite reliable estimation of accidental doses. For routine individual dosimetry system, no important problems were encountered in the case of photon dosemeters (TLDs, film badge). For etched track detectors in contact with the 232Th or 235U-Al alloy, the track density saturation for the spark counting method limits the upper dose at approximately 1 Gy for neutrons with the energy >1 MeV. PMID:15353690

Frantisek, Spurný; Jaroslav, Trousil

2004-01-01

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Seasonal Forecasts for the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Seasonal forecasts (forecasting the climate months and years ahead) are issued by many meteorological centers in the world. Despite the fact, that the forecasts don't provide a detailed weather forecast but only the statistical summary of the weather events occurring in a given season (or a decade, a month, a year), they can be used for long-term strategic planning in agriculture, forestry, landscape management and others. Seasonal forecasts are not produced in the Czech Republic, but there are efforts to use results from ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) and to issue the forecasts in the future. In the paper, the attention is paid to an application of statistical downscaling methods (PCA -Principal Component Analysis, MLR - Multiple Linear Regression and NN -Neural networks) to the multi-model ensemble datasets of temperature and precipitation from DEMETER (Development of a European Multi-Model Ensemble System for Seasonal to Interannual Prediction) for the area of the Czech Republic, first of all to the datasets from the European forecast model ECMWF. Some skill measures (for example MSESS - Mean Squared Error Skill Score) based on results from some meteorological stations in the Czech Republic are presented.

Pechkova, Jana

2013-04-01

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Geomagnetic Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop on geomagnetism, sponsored by the Geologic Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, was held in the Denver West Office Complex in Golden, Colorado, April 13-15, 1982. There were 90 registered participants from government agencies, academic institutions, and industry.This effort stemmed from the realization that geomagnetism, once a small but coherent discipline, has now expanded into numerous areas of the geosciences, yet those doing research in these specialties seldom make contact outside their area of immediate interest. The impetus for this event came from the members of a committee formed to review the geomagnetic activities within the U.S. Geological Survey. They observed that the level of communication between the various elements of this now diverse discipline was inadequate, not only within their organization but also between federal agencies, academia, and the private sector. While the desire was to cover as much of geomagnetism as possible, it was necessary for a workshop of reasonable size and length to exclude some important areas of the subject: magnetic reversal chronology, studies of the externally produced variations, and most aspects of internal induction. The plan was to give emphasis to some of the newer areas: those which have recently seen a high level of activity and those with increasing activity abroad compared to that in the United States. The purpose was to evaluate the status and problems in selected areas with an eye to those whose emphasis might produce fruitful results in the next decade.

DeNoyer, John; Cain, Joseph C.; Banerjee, Subir; Benton, Edward R.; Blakely, Richard J.; Coe, Rob; Harrison, C. G. A.; Johnston, Malcolm; Regan, Robert D.

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Tertiary Education in the Czech Republic: The Pathway to Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyzes recent policy proposals to reform Czech tertiary education. A brief overview of the evolution of Czech tertiary education presents the background against which emerging policy trends in education are examined. We relate the changes in tertiary education to the policy framework and recommendations of the OECD, underpinned by…

Pesik, Richard; Gounko, Tatiana

2011-01-01

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Monitoring of Uv Radiation In The Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ultraviolet erythemal irradiances measured during 6 years at the locations in the Czech Republic were first analyzed. The measurements of ozone, total solar radiation and UV radiation made at the Solar and Ozone Observatory in Hradec Kralove from January 1995 to December 2001, were used for characterization of the UV radiation at the territory of the Czech Republic.

M. Janouch

2002-01-01

57

Behavioural Differences of Dogs of Various Ages in Czech Households  

Microsoft Academic Search

Baranyiová E., A. Holub, M. Tyrlík, B. Janáăková, M. Ernstová: Behavioural Differences of Dogs of Various Ages in Czech Households. Acta Vet. Brno 2004, 73: 229-233. The aim of the study was to evaluate the behaviour of dogs of various ages as viewed by their owners in the Czech Republic. The data were obtained in a questionnaire. The dogs were

E. BARANYIOVÁ; A. HOLUB; M. TYRLÍK; B. JANÁâKOVÁ; M. ERNSTOVÁ

2004-01-01

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Assessment in the School Systems of the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student assessment in the Czech Republic is still rather traditional, with classroom practice continuing to focus on summative assessment. The country has regularly participated in international surveys, but the findings from these only started to influence educational policy during the past decade, when Czech students' performance fell…

Strakova, Jana; Simonová, Jaroslava

2013-01-01

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The Experience of Loneliness of Canadian and Czech Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the influence of cultural background on adolescents' experience of loneliness. Adolescents from Canada and the Czech Republic answered a questionnaire composed of five subscales. Results revealed a mixed pattern of differences between the cultures, with Canadian youth scoring higher than the Czechs only on Emotional distress, while that…

Rokach, Ami; Bauer, Natasha; Orzeck, Tricia

2003-01-01

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The Bologna Process and the Czech System of Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Czech system of education has been through several years of relatively intensive transformation efforts reflecting the international processes of transformation of higher education the Czech Republic joined. The most important external stimulus directing the transformation process is the so-called Bologna process. These complex and…

Pol, Milan

2005-01-01

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The Czech Way of Inclusion through an Experiential Education Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to present the development of inclusive experiential education courses in the Czech Republic. The inclusion of people with disabilities (PWD) in recreation, sport, and education has become more prevalent in Czech society. This article describes the conceptual meaning of the term inclusion from both a historical and…

Kudlacek, Martin; Bocarro, Jason; Jirasek, Ivo; Hanus, Radek

2009-01-01

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Workshop introduction  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) has three subprograms that directly reduce the nuclear/radiological threat; Convert (Highly Enriched Uranium), Protect (Facilities), and Remove (Materials). The primary mission of the Off-Site Source Recovery Project (OSRP) falls under the 'Remove' subset. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a venue for joint-technical collaboration between the OSRP and the Nuclear Radiation Safety Service (NRSS). Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative and the Soviet equivalent both promoted the spread of the paradoxical (peaceful and harmful) properties of the atom. The focus of nonproliferation efforts has been rightly dedicated to fissile materials and the threat they pose. Continued emphasis on radioactive materials must also be encouraged. An unquantifiable threat still exists in the prolific quantity of sealed radioactive sources (sources) spread worldwide. It does not appear that the momentum of the evolution in the numerous beneficial applications of radioactive sources will subside in the near future. Numerous expert studies have demonstrated the potentially devastating economic and psychological impacts of terrorist use of a radiological dispersal or emitting device. The development of such a weapon, from the acquisition of the material to the technical knowledge needed to develop and use it, is straightforward. There are many documented accounts worldwide of accidental and purposeful diversions of radioactive materials from regulatory control. The burden of securing sealed sources often falls upon the source owner, who may not have a disposal pathway once the source reaches the end of its useful life. This disposal problem is exacerbated by some source owners not having the resources to safely and compliantly store them. US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) data suggests that, in the US alone, there are tens of thousands of high-activity (IAEA Category I and II) sources in thousands of devices; and there are many more tens of thousands of smaller sources scattered among thousands of other NRC licensees. As a result of the ubiquitous nature and undeterminable number of current and legacy sources, even in developed countries they can be abandoned, disposed of in a haphazard manner, lost, stolen, and/or otherwise fallout of regulatory control. Supply and demand of sources, being market based, is more or less fluid. Normative security of radioactive sources exists, but varies in each country, and is loosely implemented through non-legally binding recommendations and standards provided by International Atomic Energy Agency technical documents and cooperation and through bilateral efforts such as this workshop where we share best-practices with one another. Much of the reason for the difficulty in securing sealed sources rests in the enormous need for their beneficial applications in the medical, industrial, and agricultural sectors. Alternative technologies to replace high-risk sources continue to be explored, but very few of these alternative solutions have reached the development stage for common usage and distribution. The beneficial uses of sources must be allowed to continue; however, to minimize the potential for their misuse, current controls and regulating mechanisms must be constantly evaluated to ensure the benefits gained outweigh potential risks. From a global perspective, an evaluation and modification of requirements over the entire life cycle of sources from their manufacture to their final disposition is required. The proper removal and disposal of vulnerable disused or orphan sources is essential to maintaining a safe operating environment. One of our goals in this workshop is to share our methodologies for recovering sources and learn how they differ or are similar to the challenges faced in recovering, storing, and disposing of sources in the Republic of Georgia . The suggestions we will make are flexible in allowing for the imperfect situations and capabilities we have all encountered in sour

Streeper, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

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Climatological Data Rescue from historic meteorological stations in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Digitization of climatological data from meteorological station had several periods in past. Last period is very close connected with database system CLIDATA. The main source of historical data is archive in Ostrava regional office of CHMI where a lot of historical monthly reports of observations with daily data are stored. Other historical data were founded from various types of historical

M. Repka

2010-01-01

64

SWOT analysis of the Czech Radon programme.  

PubMed

Since the early 1990s, the Czech Republic has been one of the countries that carry out a radon programme on its territory, with the aim of protecting people from unnecessary long-term exposure in their homes. Since that time, many achievements have been registered, and many unexpected difficulties have cropped up. This may be the right moment to take some time out to analyse the state of the programme and to determine the direction for its future development. An extended SWOT analysis can serve as a useful tool for this purpose. Originally, SWOT analyses were used exclusively by for-profit organisations aiming to evaluate their perspectives, develop strategies and make plans in order to achieve their objectives. More recently, it has been used in a wide range of decision-making situations when a desired end-state is to be defined. Here, an extended SWOT analysis is used to formulate possible beneficial strategies for advancing anti-radon policy in the Czech Republic. PMID:24729595

Fojtíková, I

2014-07-01

65

Biofuels workshop II. Proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This publication contains the presentations held in the Biofuels workshop II, arranged by the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry and the United States Department of Energy. The scope of the second workshop included all aspects of research and developm...

E. Alakangas

1993-01-01

66

Army Learning Organisation Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report outlines the conduct, philosophy, management and facilitation of the Army Learning Organisation Workshop held at HMAS Harman Conference Centre on 24 - 25 February 2009. The workshop presented an opportunity for particpants to discuss the relev...

C. Stothard D. McDowall M. Drobnjak S. Talbot

2013-01-01

67

DIAPER INDUSTRY WORKSHOP REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

This report is the product of a one-day workshop on the diaper industry that was sponsored by the U.S. EPA. our topics covered during the workshop were public health and safety, recycling, composting, and product life cycle analysis. he primary objective of the workshop was to id...

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Thematic Issue: Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles in this publication trace the historical development of the theatre workshop, explain the relationship between the workshop and experimental theatre, and analyze the ways in which current drama workshops teach and develop the dramatic skills of the participants. The topics discussed include the special skills, production-oriented, and…

Kirby, Michael, Ed.

1978-01-01

69

Privatization and Business Education Needs in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the Czech Republic undergoes massive economic restructuring, education and training in capitalism and management are needed. The Czechoslovakian Management Center uses international advisors in developing its master's of business administration programs for executive development. (SK)

Helms, Marilyn M.

1996-01-01

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Variable Star and Exoplanet Section of the Czech Astronomical Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present activities of Czech variable star observers organized in the Variable Star and Exoplanet Section of the Czech Astronomical Society. We work in four observing projects: B.R.N.O. - eclipsing binaries, MEDUZA - intrinsic variable stars, TRESCA - transiting exoplanets and candidates, HERO - objects of high energy astrophysics. Detailed information together with O-C gate (database of eclipsing binaries minima timings) and OEJV (Open European Journal on Variable stars) are available on our internet portal http://var.astro.cz.

Brát, L.; Zejda, M.

2010-12-01

71

Lunar Commercialization Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation describes the goals and rules of the workshop on Lunar Commercialization. The goal of the workshop is to explore the viability of using public-private partnerships to open the new space frontier. The bulk of the workshop was a team competition to create a innovative business plan for the commercialization of the moon. The public private partnership concept is reviewed, and the open architecture as an infrastructure for potential external cooperation. Some possible lunar commercialization elements are reviewed.

Martin, Gary L.

2008-01-01

72

CARE 3 User's Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A user's workshop for CARE 3, a reliability assessment tool designed and developed especially for the evaluation of high reliability fault tolerant digital systems, was held at NASA Langley Research Center on October 6 to 7, 1987. The main purpose of the workshop was to assess the evolutionary status of CARE 3. The activities of the workshop are documented and papers are included by user's of CARE 3 and NASA. Features and limitations of CARE 3 and comparisons to other tools are presented. The conclusions to a workshop questionaire are also discussed.

1988-01-01

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Geophysical research in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

General interest in Earth studies has a long tradition in the Czech Republic that dates back to the German physician, Georg Agricola, a pioneer in scientific classifications of minerals collected in North Bohemia's Ore Mountains during the early 16th century. Astronomy flourished during the rule of Hapsburg Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612). Modern geophysics developed in the middle of the 18th century from systematic meteorological observations and continued in the 19th century with H. Benndorfs seismological experiment in the mining town of Pribram.In 1920, the State Geophysical Institute was created, with Vaclav Laska as its first director. The institute's research activities concentrated on seismology and geomagnetism. In 1945, the Chair of Geophysics was established at the Charles University in Prague, reflecting the increasing interest in geophysical studies. The Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences was founded in 1952, the same year that the first Conference of Czechoslovak Geophysicists passed the resolution that an institute of geophysics should be reestablished within the new academy as the coordinating and leading institution of basic geophysical research.

?ermák, Vladimir

74

Charging systems for municipal solid waste: Experience from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents results of research into municipal waste treatment in the Czech Republic. Its special focus is on the impacts of various municipal solid waste charging systems on separating and recycling efforts of municipalities and households. The municipal solid waste charging systems are shortly described first, including the principles of the relevant Czech legislation. It shows that the Czech

Petr Šauer; Libuše Pa?ízková; Alena Hadrabová

2008-01-01

75

The Seeing and the Seen: Contrasting Perspectives of Post-Communist Czech Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyses both foreign (primarily western European and North American) and Czech perspectives of Czech schooling in the post-communist era. Qualitative content analysis is performed on documentary sources written by scholars about Czech schooling. The analysis examines which topics are highlighted, what are the main patterns and what is…

Perry, Laura B.

2005-01-01

76

75 FR 2858 - Negotiation of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With the Czech Republic  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With the Czech Republic AGENCY: Department of Defense...Procurement Memorandum of Understanding with the Czech Republic. DoD is requesting industry feedback...procurements conducted by or on behalf of the Czech Republic Ministry of Defense or Armed...

2010-01-19

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[Tetanus immunity in the elderly in the Czech Republic].  

PubMed

The study objective was to test immunity against tetanus in the elderly in the Czech Republic. Within serological surveys and in old people's homes, 776 persons aged 60 years or more were tested for antibodies against tetanus by an ELISA method. As many as 91 % of these persons had medium to high titers of antibodies against tetanus. Low but presumably still protective titers of antibodies against tetanus were detected in 9 % of the population tested. We documented good immunity against tetanus among the elderly in the Czech Republic as a result of a rich immunization history in this country as compared with some other countries in the world. The sporadic incidence of tetanus cases in the Czech Republic over the last 15 years indirectly indicates the efficacy of the immunization strategy used. PMID:17427748

Matousková, I; Máchová, L; Cízek, L; Janoutová, G; Hosková, J; Janout, V

2007-02-01

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Equipment for Rural Workshops.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The book is a guide to anyone who wishes to equip a workshop from the basic tools required for a one or two man carpentry workshop without power to the more sophisticated establishment requiring power equipment for both wood and metal working. Only well-k...

J. E. L. Boyd S. A. Bonnist J. R. Collett A. Mallett H. S. Pearson

1978-01-01

79

Imaging Sciences Workshop Proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains the proceedings of the Imaging Sciences Workshop sponsored by C.A.S.I.S., the Center for Advanced Signal & Image Sciences. The Technical Program for the 1996 Workshop include a variety of efforts in the Imaging Sciences including appl...

J. V. Candy

1996-01-01

80

Sensors Workshop summary report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A review of the efforts of three workshops is presented. The presentation describes those technological developments that would contribute most to sensor subsystem optimization and improvement of NASA's data acquisition capabilities, and summarizes the recommendations of the sensor technology panels from the most recent workshops.

1977-01-01

81

Warehouse Sanitation Workshop Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop handbook contains information and reference materials on proper food warehouse sanitation. The materials have been used at Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food warehouse sanitation workshops, and are selected by the FDA for use by food warehouse operators and for training warehouse sanitation employees. The handbook is divided…

Food and Drug Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC.

82

Workshop - industrial robotics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The robotics workshop consists of a tutorial and a discussion. The workshop objectives are to provide both the comprehensive fundamentals of robot technology and the WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and HOW of its applications and limitations. Industrial robots are considered to be a principal tool to improve manufacturing productivity and product quality during the 80's and beyond. They are one of

Hriday R. Prasad

1982-01-01

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Solar Workshops Financial Incentives.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Ten one-day workshops were held across the United States. Information in this workbook is compiled in conjunction with those workshops. The following discussions are included: solar as a fuel (history); why alternative fuels are being sought today; the ne...

1979-01-01

84

Climate variability and climate change vulnerability and adaptation. Workshop summary  

SciTech Connect

Representatives from fifteen countries met in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 11-15, 1995, to share results from the analysis of vulnerability and adaptation to global climate change. The workshop focused on the issues of global climate change and its impacts on various sectors of a national economy. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), which has been signed by more than 150 governments worldwide, calls on signatory parties to develop and communicate measures they are implementing to respond to global climate change. An analysis of a country`s vulnerability to changes in the climate helps it identify suitable adaptation measures. These analyses are designed to determine the extent of the impacts of global climate change on sensitive sectors such as agricultural crops, forests, grasslands and livestock, water resources, and coastal areas. Once it is determined how vulnerable a country may be to climate change, it is possible to identify adaptation measures for ameliorating some or all of the effects.The objectives of the vulnerability and adaptation workshop were to: The objectives of the vulnerability and adaptation workshop were to: Provide an opportunity for countries to describe their study results; Encourage countries to learn from the experience of the more complete assessments and adjust their studies accordingly; Identify issues and analyses that require further investigation; and Summarize results and experiences for governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

Bhatti, N.; Cirillo, R.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Dixon, R.K. [U.S. Country Studies Program, Washington, DC (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31

85

IA Thursday Workshop, Spring 2010  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

IA Workshop handouts for Spring 2010 Participant materials for IA Workshop during spring 2010. For viewing and printing convenience each resource is a pdf. For your convenience, there is a link to download the free Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader Workshop Materials * Day 1 Handout with workshop requirements * Day 2 Handout ...

Olsen, Mr.

2010-01-19

86

Primary Rock Temperature Fields in Czech and Polish Part of the Upper of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin / Pole temperatury pierwotnej ska? w czeskiej i polskiej cz??ci górno?l?skiego okr?gu w?glowego  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Knowledge of the temperature of rock mass is no doubt of substantial meaning, both for the solution of economicaly demanding protection of mine workers in difficult microclimatic environment and for perspective usage of geothermal energy from the depth of the earth. International cooperation of our and Polish specialists is in this sense more than welcome, also because the exploitation of coal seams takes place in the same Upper Silesia rock coal basin. This profesional article is concentrated on complex analysis of temperature fields of the Ostrava- Karviná district, mainly from results of thermologging measurements in geological survey boreholes both on surface and underground, and also from the actual temperature measurements in the coal mines. One chapter of this article describes the original approach to the survey of temperature field and its prognosis in the Polish part of the Upper Silesia coal basin by a researcher from GIG Katowice. The most suitable method of analysis of primary temperature field seemed the preparation of isocurves of temperature(isothermal lines) for the existing mine working areas, even if the method of obtaining them was different. The Czech method is based on determination of the quantitative dependence of temperature on the rock mass depth from the abovementioned measurement results, calculation of geothermal gradients and the following recalculation of real temperature values for various depth levels. Then isothermal lines for these depth levels are created together with colour distingushing of their value limits. The Polish method is sufficiently described in a dedicated chapter. The conclusion of the article underlines the decisive role of the structuraly tectonic composition of the rock mass on the temperature field in the long term thermic evolution of the Earth.

Doležal, Libor; Knechtel, Józef; Taufer, Antonín; Trávní?ek, Ludvík

2013-03-01

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Comparison of drug utilization of most commonly used drugs in Poland and Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Utilization of drugs from the following groups: antibacterial, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and respiratory tract diseases in Poland and Czech Republic was analyzed. The most commonly sold drugs were among antibacterial drugs, viz., doxycycline (4.5DDD/1000 inh./day in Poland; 3.3 in Czech Republic), co-trimoxazole (Poland-2.9; Czech Republic 2.5), ampicilline and amoxicilline; among gastrointestinal drugs, ascorbic acid (Poland 42.2; Czech Republic 59.3), among respiratory drugs, sodium cromoglicate in Poland and bromhexine in Czech Republic, and among cardiovascular drugs, enalapril in Poland and diuretics with potasium sparing drug in Czech Republic. In general, the leading drugs in Poland and Czech Republic, were the same. All drugs with highest utilization were on the Essential Drug List. Some differences in drug utilization between these two countries could result from the prevalence of particular diseases in each population and physician's prescribing patterns. PMID:9821399

Ruszczy?ska, E; Biba, V; Stika, L; Czarnecki, A

1998-01-01

88

Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition  

NSF Publications Database

Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition Hypertext Format Summary of Workshop on Graduate ... Attrition Portable Document Format (.pdf) Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition This ...

89

NCI Meetings and Workshops  

Cancer.gov

U.S.-Mexico Cytogenetics Laboratory Standardization ProjectApril 7-8, 2011Mexico City, MexicoThis workshop included site visits and a one-day workshop with institutions and laboratories located near Mexico City to determine the current state-of-the-science and to introduce a pilot program for the standardization of cytogenetics testing, reporting, and review. The workshop was co-organized by NCI, American Society of Hematology (ASH), and Agrupación Mexicana para el Estudio de la Hematología (AMEH).

90

Soil Moisture Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Soil Moisture Workshop was held at the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland on January 17-19, 1978. The objectives of the Workshop were to evaluate the state of the art of remote sensing of soil moisture; examine the needs of potential users; and make recommendations concerning the future of soil moisture research and development. To accomplish these objectives, small working groups were organized in advance of the Workshop to prepare position papers. These papers served as the basis for this report.

Heilman, J. L. (editor); Moore, D. G. (editor); Schmugge, T. J. (editor); Friedman, D. B. (editor)

1978-01-01

91

Ocean margins workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the refocusing of its marine research program to emphasize the study of ocean margins and their role in modulating, controlling, and driving Global Change phenomena. This is a proposal to conduct a workshop that will establish priorities and an implementation plan for a new research initiative by the Department of Energy on the ocean margins. The workshop will be attended by about 70 scientists who specialize in ocean margin research. The workshop will be held in the Norfolk, Virginia area in late June 1990.

NONE

1990-12-31

92

Reviews of National Policies for Education - Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report analyzes the difficulties encountered in the transformation of education in the Czech Republic and identifies change in policies and structures that could stimulate further reform in the needed directions. The book contains two parts with 15 chapters. Part 1 describes the development of education since the political change as rapid and…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).

93

Nuclear medicine training and practice in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Nuclear medicine in the Czech Republic is a full specialty with an exclusive practice. Since the training program was organized and structured in recent years, residents have had access to the specialty of nuclear medicine, starting with a two-year general internship (in internal medicine or radiology). At present, nuclear medicine services are provided in 45 departments. In total, 119 nuclear medicine specialists are currently registered. In order to obtain the title of Nuclear Medicine Specialist, five years of training are necessary; the first two years consist of a general internship in internal medicine or radiology. The remaining three years consist of training in the nuclear medicine specialty itself, but includes three months of practice in radiology. Twenty-one physicians are currently in nuclear medicine training and a mean of three specialists pass the final exam per year. The syllabus is very similar to that of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), namely concerning the minimum recommended numbers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In principle, the Czech law requires continuous medical education for all practicing doctors. The Czech Medical Chamber has provided a continuing medical education (CME) system. Other national CMEs are not accepted in Czech Republic. PMID:24867257

Kamínek, Milan; Koranda, Pavel

2014-08-01

94

Access to Higher Education in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses higher education in the Czech Republic in light of the 1989 Velvet Revolution and the 1993 division of Czechoslovakia, focusing on secondary schools, motivation to enter higher education, admissions, funding, the state university system, capacity limits, and other barriers to access. (MDM)

Sebkova, Helena

1996-01-01

95

Civic Education in the Czech Republic. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes some aspects of the transition taking place in Czech educational efforts since the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989, particularly changes in the teaching of civic education in the schools. The paper takes the position that governments find it important to mold new generations in areas of civic responsibility, whatever the nature of…

Mauch, James

96

Innovation and Education Policy in SMEs: A Czech Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the late 1990s, the Czech government implemented policies to enhance the role of small/medium-sized enterprises in innovation, including grants, subsidies, and tax credits. Education and training have focused on information/communications technologies. Future policy developments must be guided by trends in the global knowledge-based economy as…

Lloyd-Reason, Lester; Muller, Karel; Wall, Stuart

2002-01-01

97

Czech and Slovak Libraries in the 1990s  

Microsoft Academic Search

The many political and socioeconomic changes occurring in the Czech and Slovak Republics are having a profound effect on their libraries, including user needs and user services. This bibliography is a compilation of English language articles about libraries in these countries.

Jitka Hurych; John Galdun; Steven Iden

1999-01-01

98

The Academic Voice in English and Czech Higher Education Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper sets out to report on a research project investigating the academic voice in higher education quality in the UK and the Czech Republic. It aims to describe the origins and reasons for introducing quality monitoring and assurance into higher education, showing the differences and impacts on higher education quality in England…

Mertova, Patricie; Webster, Len

2009-01-01

99

GLOBE in the Czech Republic: A Program Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article presents results of the evaluation of the GLOBE program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) in the Czech Republic. The evaluation explores the implementation of the program in schools and its impact on research skills. Four hundred and sixty six pupils, aged 13, from 28 different schools participated in the…

Cincera, Jan; Maskova, Veronika

2011-01-01

100

[Health trends in the Czech Republic and European Union].  

PubMed

After the fall of communism and after the entrance into EU the Czech Republic is quickly approaching to EU standards. It is probable, that in the 2015 some parameters of health trends will be near to the average of EU and in some parameters (infant mortality, incidence of HIV) it will be at the top of EU. PMID:20629344

Ginter, Emil

2010-01-01

101

Extent Matters: Exposure to Sexual Material among Czech Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adolescents use media that exposes them to sexual material. This study focused on adolescents in the Czech Republic, a country with relatively high rates of exposure to sexual material (ESM). A sample of adolescents aged 11 to 15 years ("N" = 495) taken from the project EU Kids Online II was examined for predictors of the following:…

Ševcíková, Anna; Šerek, Jan; Machácková, Hana; Šmahel, David

2013-01-01

102

The Czech women in the labour market: a European comparison  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of the paper is to analyse the position of the Czech women in the labour market in a comparison to the EU-15 countries. The paper critically reviews three domains of female labour market participation: general characteristics of the female employment, work-life balance indicators, and disadvantages of the female labour force related to motherhood. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The

Marie Valentova

2005-01-01

103

Feedback in Educational Communication in Czech Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces an empirical study that examines how teachers evaluate pupils' responses. The study draws on research undertaken at four secondary schools in the Czech Republic. It transpires that feedback has a stable position in the structure of communication; however, it is used only to verify pupils' responses and not to elaborate them.…

Sedova, Klara; Svaricek, Roman

2012-01-01

104

Central Bank Seigniorage: Czech Republic 1993-1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper the concept of total gross seigniorage is used to analyze sources and uses of central bank seigniorage revenues in the Czech Republic during the period 1993-1997. A comprehensive framework for measuring total gross seigniorage and its main components is presented and estimates of seigniorage revenues (sources and uses) are computed and analyzed. The study shows that the

Jacek Cukrowski; Emil Stavrev

2001-01-01

105

Central Bank Seigniorage: Czech Republic 1993-1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper the concept of total gross seigniorage is used to analyze sources and uses of central bank seigniorage revenues in the Czech Republic during the period 1993-1997. A comprehensive framework for measuring total gross seigniorage and its main components is presented and estimates of seigniorage revenues (sources and uses) are computed and analyzed. The study shows that the

Jacek Cukrowski; Emil Stavrev

1999-01-01

106

Seigniorage and fiscal seigniorage in the czech republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper the concept of total gross seigniorage is used to analyze sources and uses of central bank seigniorage revenues in the Czech Republic during the period 1993 - 1997. A comprehensive framework for measuring total gross seigniorage and its main components is presented and estimates of seigniorage revenues (sources and uses) are computed and analyzed. The study shows

Jacek Cukrowski; Emil Stavrev

1999-01-01

107

Annotation Guidelines for Czech-English Word Alignment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on our experience with manual alignment of Czech and English parallel corpus text. We applied existing guidelines for English and French (Melamed 1998) and augmented them to cover systematically occurring cases in our corpus. We describe the main extensions covered in our guidelines and provide examples. We evaluated both intra- and inter-annotator agreement and obtained very good results

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová; Klára Chvátalová; Oana Postolache

108

School Psychology in the Czech Republic: Development, Status and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This intensive exploratory research maps the working conditions of school psychologists in the Czech Republic. An electronic questionnaire consisting of 71 questions (58 quantitative, 13 qualitative) from nine fields was used as a research tool. The respondent sample ("N"?=?63; 53 females, 10 males) indicate that they are largely…

Kavenská, Veronika; Smékalová, Eleonora; Šmahaj, Jan

2013-01-01

109

'Giardia' Methods Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of the workshop were to familiarize participants with the use-and limitations of Giardia cyst detection methodology; to critically review the tentative Giardia method appearing in the 16th edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of ...

W. Jakubowski

1985-01-01

110

Workshops & Outcomes — Provocative Questions  

Cancer.gov

The participants of the first Provocative Questions meeting supported the idea that the format of small workshops are a useful means to engage in conversations about questions that might stimulate innovative research on various aspects of cancer.

111

Brookhaven instrumentation workshop roundtable  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is the edited transcript of the Brookhaven instrumentation workshop roundtable, the topics covered include cost of accelerator instrumentation, standarization, development by industry, and the USDOE Small Business Innovative Research program. (AIP)

van Dyck, Moderator: Olin B.

1990-10-01

112

Brookhaven instrumentation workshop roundtable  

SciTech Connect

This is the edited transcript of the Brookhaven instrumentation workshop roundtable, the topics covered include cost of accelerator instrumentation, standarization, development by industry, and the USDOE Small Business Innovative Research program. (AIP)

van Dyck, M.O.B. (Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States))

1990-10-02

113

Imaging sciences workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This workshop on the Imaging Sciences sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory contains short abstracts/articles submitted by speakers. The topic areas covered include the following: Astronomical Imaging; biomedical imaging; vision/image displa...

J. V. Candy

1994-01-01

114

GEOTHERMAL EFFLUENT SAMPLING WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

This report outlines the major recommendations resulting from a workshop to identify gaps in existing geothermal effluent sampling methodologies, define needed research to fill those gaps, and recommend strategies to lead to a standardized sampling methodology....

115

The Workshop Elf.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses various personalities encountered in a writing workshop. Outlines the relationships and assumptions between writers. Provides parallels between these relationships and a story being written by the author. (PM)

Diogenes, Marvin

2001-01-01

116

Workshop on Architecture Competence.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes a workshop on architecture competence that was held at the Carnegie Mellon(R) Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in June of 2008. The SEI invited accomplished practitioners from government, academia, and industry to discuss key is...

J. Klein L. Bass M. Klein P. Clements R. Kazman

2009-01-01

117

Cybernetics and Workshop Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cybernetic sessions allow for the investigation of several variables concurrently, resulting in a large volume of input compacted into a concise time frame. Three session questions are reproduced to illustrate the variety of ideas generated relative to workshop design. (Author)

Eckstein, Daniel G.

1979-01-01

118

Highly Autonomous Systems Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It is our aim by launching a series of workshops on the topic of highly autonomous systems to reach out to the larger community interested in technology development for remotely deployed systems, particularly those for exploration.

Doyle, R.; Rasmussen, R.; Man, G.; Patel, K.

1998-01-01

119

A Workshop Approach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The science workshop approach is a method of organizing learning centers in developmentally based primary programs. The approach centers on providing a series of meaningful experiences around core science concepts. These experiences are presented in the f

Jones, Ithel

1999-11-01

120

Leonid MAC Workshop 2000.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Final Proceedings for Leonid MAC Workshop 2000, 16 April 2000 - 18 April 2000. This is a multidisciplinary conference. Topics include: Tally of observations from the 1998 and 1999 Leonid meteor shower campaigns, satellite meteor hazards, origins of li...

2001-01-01

121

Special parallel processing workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report contains viewgraphs from the Special Parallel Processing Workshop. These viewgraphs deal with topics such as parallel processing performance, message passing, queue structure, and other basic concept detailing with parallel processing.

NONE

1994-12-01

122

Transportation Management Workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

This report is a compilation of discussions presented at the Transportation Management Workshop held in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Topics include waste packaging, personnel training, robotics, transportation routing, certification, containers, and waste classification.

Not Available

1993-10-01

123

Space Mechanisms Technology Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mechanical Components Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center hosted a workshop on Tuesday, May 14, 2002, to discuss space mechanisms technology. The theme for this workshop was 'Working in the Cold,' a focus on space mechanisms that must operate at low temperatures. We define 'cold' as below -60C (210 K), such as would be found near the equator of Mars. However, we are also concerned with much colder temperatures such as in permanently dark craters of the Moon (about 40 K).

Oswald, Fred B. (Editor)

2002-01-01

124

Space Mechanisms Technology Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mechanical Components Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center hosted a workshop to discuss the state of drive systems technology needed for space exploration. The Workshop was held Thursday, November 2, 2000. About 70 space mechanisms experts shared their experiences from working in this field and considered technology development that will be needed to support future space exploration in the next 10 to 30 years.

Oswald, Fred B. (Editor)

2001-01-01

125

Federal Arctic Research Information Workshop: Workshop proceedings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Federal Arctic Research Information Workshop was organized on behalf of the Inter-Agency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) in order to facilitate the exchange of information on Federal research to fulfill the intent of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984. The workshop was held on 19-21 Mar. 1991, and representatives from Federal agencies were invited to report on recent accomplishments of research and related activities and to exchange information on current and future projects and programs. The various Federal agencies included the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Interior, and Transportation. The Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution also presented papers.

Geiselman, Joy; Mitchell, Kathryn L.

1991-07-01

126

77 FR 31371 - Public Workshop: Privacy Compliance Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held in the conference...will conduct a free public workshop open to all federal employees...privacy compliance life cycle. A learning lunch will provide attendees...register in advance for this workshop. Registration closes at...

2012-05-25

127

Conducting Effective Staff Development Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Staff development workshops conducted by library media specialists can assist teachers to integrate information literacy skills and technology into their curricula. Guidelines are presented on the planning and implementation of such workshops.

Bishop, Kay; Janczak, Sue

2005-01-01

128

An Interprofessional Pediatric Prescribing Workshop  

PubMed Central

Objective. To design, implement, and evaluate an interprofessional learning workshop on pediatric prescribing. Design. An interactive workshop on pediatric prescribing was designed and delivered by pediatricians and pharmacists to fourth-year medical and pharmacy students on 3 university campus settings. Students were assigned to either interprofessional workshop groups (pharmacy and medical students) or non-interprofessional workshop groups (medical students only). Assessment. Two hundred thirty students completed the workshops and 92% returned both the pre- and post-workshop questionnaires. Attitudes toward interprofessional learning significantly improved among students in the interprofessional workshop groups (p< 0.001) and confidence in prescribing for pediatric patients significantly improved among all students (p< 0.001). Conclusions. The workshop improved medical and pharmacy students’ knowledge and confidence in pediatric prescribing and significantly improved their attitudes toward working and learning with other professionals.

Yuen, Sebastian; Hunt, Linda; Emond, Alan

2012-01-01

129

t4 Workshop Report*  

PubMed Central

Summary Despite wide-spread consensus on the need to transform toxicology and risk assessment in order to keep pace with technological and computational changes that have revolutionized the life sciences, there remains much work to be done to achieve the vision of toxicology based on a mechanistic foundation. A workshop was organized to explore one key aspect of this transformation – the development of Pathways of Toxicity (PoT) as a key tool for hazard identification based on systems biology. Several issues were discussed in depth in the workshop: The first was the challenge of formally defining the concept of a PoT as distinct from, but complementary to, other toxicological pathway concepts such as mode of action (MoA). The workshop came up with a preliminary definition of PoT as “A molecular definition of cellular processes shown to mediate adverse outcomes of toxicants”. It is further recognized that normal physiological pathways exist that maintain homeostasis and these, sufficiently perturbed, can become PoT. Second, the workshop sought to define the adequate public and commercial resources for PoT information, including data, visualization, analyses, tools, and use-cases, as well as the kinds of efforts that will be necessary to enable the creation of such a resource. Third, the workshop explored ways in which systems biology approaches could inform pathway annotation, and which resources are needed and available that can provide relevant PoT information to the diverse user communities.

Kleensang, Andre; Maertens, Alexandra; Rosenberg, Michael; Fitzpatrick, Suzanne; Lamb, Justin; Auerbach, Scott; Brennan, Richard; Crofton, Kevin M.; Gordon, Ben; Fornace, Albert J.; Gaido, Kevin; Gerhold, David; Haw, Robin; Henney, Adriano; Ma'ayan, Avi; McBride, Mary; Monti, Stefano; Ochs, Michael F.; Pandey, Akhilesh; Sharan, Roded; Stierum, Rob; Tugendreich, Stuart; Willett, Catherine; Wittwehr, Clemens; Xia, Jianguo; Patton, Geoffrey W.; Arvidson, Kirk; Bouhifd, Mounir; Hogberg, Helena T.; Luechtefeld, Thomas; Smirnova, Lena; Zhao, Liang; Adeleye, Yeyejide; Kanehisa, Minoru; Carmichael, Paul; Andersen, Melvin E.; Hartung, Thomas

2014-01-01

130

Selected agroclimatic characteristics of climatic regions of the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The current division of the Czech Republic into climatic regions was carried out according to basic criteria which meet the assumption of similar conditions for growth and development of agricultural crops. Ten climatic regions in the Czech Republic were labelled with numbers 0 (VT, very hot) to 9 (CH, cold). In this paper we have utilized selected agro-climatic characteristics for these climatic regions, which were not considered in the original classification. Evaluation was performed according to the daily interval of agro-meteorological model AVISO with the use of technical series of meteorological elements of a regular network of 789 grid points (10×10 km) for the period of 1961-2010.

Kohut, Mojmír; Chuchma, Filip; Hora, Petr

2012-09-01

131

President of Czech Republic visits ESO's Paranal Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On 6 April 2011, the ESO Paranal Observatory was honoured with a visit from the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, and his wife Livia Klausová, who also took the opportunity to admire Cerro Armazones, the future site of the planned E-ELT. The distinguished visitor was shown the technical installations at the observatory, and was present when the dome of one of the four 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes of ESO's Very Large Telescope opened for a night's observing at Cerro Paranal, the world's most advanced visible-light observatory. "I'm delighted to welcome President Klaus to the Paranal Observatory and to show him first-hand the world-leading astronomical facility that ESO has designed, has built, and operates for European astronomy," said ESO's Director General, Tim de Zeeuw. President Klaus replied, "I am very impressed by the remarkable technology that ESO has built here in the heart of the desert. Czech astronomers are already making good use of these facilities and we look forward to having Czech industry and its scientific community contribute to the future E-ELT." From the VLT platform, the President had the opportunity to admire Cerro Armazones as well as other spectacular views of Chile's Atacama Desert surrounding Paranal. Adjacent to Cerro Paranal, Armazones has been chosen as the site for the future E-ELT (see eso1018). ESO is seeking approval from its governing bodies by the end of 2011 for the go-ahead for the 1-billion euro E-ELT. Construction is expected to begin in 2012 and the start of operations is planned for early in the next decade. President Klaus was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Karel Schwarzenberg, the Czech Ambassador in Chile, Zdenek Kubánek, dignitaries of the government, and a Czech industrial delegation. The group was hosted at Paranal by the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, the ESO Representative in Chile, Massimo Tarenghi, the Director of Operations, Andreas Kaufer, and Jan Palous, Czech representative at the ESO Council. After the opening of the telescopes, President Klaus had the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the VLT platform. Then he visited the VLT control room, which operates the four Unit Telescopes and the VLT Interferometer (VLTI). Here, the President took part in the start of observations from the console of one of the VLT Unit telescopes. More information ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. It is supported by 15 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research. ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the world's most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory and VISTA, the world's largest survey telescope. ESO is the European partner of a revolutionary astronomical telescope ALMA, the largest astronomical project in existence. ESO is currently planning a 42-metre European Extremely Large optical/near-infrared Telescope, the E-ELT, which will become "the world's biggest eye on the sky".

2011-04-01

132

Occurrence of nepoviruses in Rubus species in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The occurrence of arabis mosaic virus (AMV), raspberry ringspot virus (RRV), tomato black ring virus (TBRV), strawberry latent ringspot virus (SLRV) and cherry leaf roll virus (CLRV) in cultivated and wild plants of raspberry and blackberry has been studied in the Czech Republic in 1993-1996. Five hundred and seventy samples were collected at 51 localities and assayed by double antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (DAS-ELISA). The results represent the first evidence on the occurrence of AMV, RRV, TBRV and SLRV in cultivated Rubus species in the Czech Republic. Isolates AMV M20 and TBRV ML15 which were successfully transmitted by mechanical inoculation and characterized by reactions of differential host plants and by electron microscopy are the first isolates from Rubus from this territory. CLRV was not detected in either cultivated or wild Rubus species. PMID:9385408

Spak, J; Kubelková, D; Honetslegrová-Fránová, J

1997-06-01

133

Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in cats from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Sera of 414 cats coming from different parts of the Czech Republic were tested for N. caninum antibodies. Sera samples were collected during years 2002-2011. N. caninum antibodies were detected by a commercial competitive-inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA) with cut off ?30% inhibition. Samples positive in cELISA were confirmed by an indirect fluorescence antibody test (IFAT); titre ?50 was considered positive. In total, 137 (33%) cats reacted positively in cELISA; N. caninum antibodies in IFAT were detected in 16 (3.86%) cats with titres 50 and 100. In 6 cats, positive for N. caninum antibodies, T. gondii antibodies were also detected by IFAT. It is the first report of N. caninum antibodies in domestic cats from the Czech Republic and third report in Europe. PMID:24827111

Sedlák, Kamil; Bartova, Eva; Machacova, Tereza

2014-06-01

134

Cost-effective energy efficiency in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

Energy efficiency is a particularly important issue in the emerging economies of Eastern Europe. Much of the energy used in the Czech Republic is supplied by lignite, a soft brown form of coal. Its combustion is largely responsible for an extreme acid rain problem and other forms of air pollution and land use complications. Additionally, inefficient energy use is prevalent, placing additional stresses on an already fragile economy. This paper reports on a project in the mid-sized (250,000 residents) and industrial city of Plzen, in the Czech Republic. The Facility Energy Decision Screening (FEDS) process, developed by PNL for the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), was applied to the city to determine the level of cost-effective energy efficiency potential in the city. Significant potential was found to exist, primarily in large, cooperatively owned apartment buildings heated by district systems.

Shankle, S.A.; Secrest, T.J. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Zemen, Z.; Popelka, A.

1994-08-01

135

Integrating Ontologies into Learning Management Systems - A Case of Czech  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper deals with the role of ontologies in e-learning. We report our research on the application of ontologies in intelligent platforms for self-learning and computer-mediated education that are developed at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. The use of ontologies in the organization of knowledge about the area of learning management systems is tackled first. The

Pavel Smrz

2004-01-01

136

Economic Loss Caused by GMOs in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Czech system for regulating genetically modified products is basically based on two groups of legislative measures: (i)\\u000a on Act No. 78\\/2004 Coll., on the Use of Genetically Modified Organisms and Genetic Products (“Act on GM”)1 (substantially amended by Act No. 346\\/2005) and on a statutory instrument executing the Act on GM, Decree No. 209\\/2004 Coll.,\\u000a on Detailed Conditions for

Ji?í Hrádek

137

Quasigeoids for the Territory of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several quasigeoid models for the Czech Republic have been developed for different purposes since mid-seventies using different data sources: gravimetric, astronomical and GPS\\/levelling observations, as well as data gained from the territories of neighbouring countries. Two of the recent solutions, namely the VUGTK96 quasigeoid obtained from heterogeneous data and gravimetric quasigeoid CR2000 are described and compared. Accuracies of the models

J. Kostelecký; I. Pešek; J. Šimek; O. Švábenský; J. Weigel; A. Zeman

2004-01-01

138

Regional DSD: The Business Case for a Czech Brewer  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a PPAS is a beverage producer in the Czech Republic. Although PPAS has implemented a standard ERP backend solution for DSD-specific\\u000a IT support, the execution of the tour itself remained paper based. Struggling with the cost-intensive paper-driven DSD processes,\\u000a PPAS decided to enhance to a mobile DSD solution to enable automation and to overcome the inefficiencies. In this section,\\u000a PPAS shows

Pavel Pucelik; Alberto Zamora

139

Should Czech Republic and Slovakia Have Rail Baltica Strategy?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Export led economies of Slovakia and Czech Republic have shown impressive performance on activity regarding to Rail Baltica corridor countries (trade vol. incr. by 200-300 % in decade time). However, long-term plans in transportation logistics are tied upon corridors (road and rail) ending to Polish sea port, Gdansk. Road transport is also favoured in large-scale in both countries in export

Olli-Pekka Hilmola

2011-01-01

140

Advances in Acoustic Modeling for the Recognition of Czech  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents recent advances in Automatic Speech Recognition for the Czech Language. Improvements were achieved both\\u000a in acoustic and language modeling. We mainly aim on the acoustic part of the issue. The results are presented in two contexts,\\u000a the lecture recognition and SpeeCon+Temic test set. The paper shows the impact of using advanced modeling techniques such\\u000a as HLDA, VTLN

Jirí Kopecký; Ondrej Glembek; Martin Karafiát

2008-01-01

141

Extensive Study on Automatic Verb Sense Disambiguation in Czech  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this paper we compare automatic methods for disambiguation of verb senses, in particular we investigate Naďve Bayes classifier,\\u000a decision trees, and a rule-based method. Different types of features are proposed, including morphological, syntax-based,\\u000a idiomatic, animacy, and WordNet-based features. We evaluate the methods together with individual feature types on two essentially\\u000a different Czech corpora, VALEVAL and the Prague Dependency Treebank.

Jirí Semecký; Petr Podveský

2006-01-01

142

The Dacum Workshop. Dacum 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, the second in a series of four volumes on the Designing a Curriculum (Dacum) process, is intended to familiarize prospective Dacum workshop participants with the goals and procedures of the workshop. The first section of the booklet comprises a description of a Dacum workshop as a means of bringing together educators and employers to…

Mitchell, Barbara J.

143

Workshop Physics. FIPSE Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports a project, entitled Workshop Physics, that involved the development and testing of introductory physics materials to enable instructors to abandon the traditional separation of lecture and laboratory in favor of a workshop format. The Workshop Physics courses emphasize cognitive development enhanced by direct experience and…

Laws, Priscilla W.

144

Final Scientific EFNUDAT Workshop  

ScienceCinema

The Final Scientific EFNUDAT Workshop - organized by the CERN/EN-STI group on behalf of n_TOF Collaboration - will be held at CERN, Geneva (Switzerland) from 30 August to 2 September 2010 inclusive.EFNUDAT website: http://www.efnudat.euTopics of interest include: Data evaluationCross section measurementsExperimental techniquesUncertainties and covariancesFission propertiesCurrent and future facilities  International Advisory Committee: C. Barreau (CENBG, France)T. Belgya (IKI KFKI, Hungary)E. Gonzalez (CIEMAT, Spain)F. Gunsing (CEA, France)F.-J. Hambsch (IRMM, Belgium)A. Junghans (FZD, Germany)R. Nolte (PTB, Germany)S. Pomp (TSL UU, Sweden) Workshop Organizing Committee: Enrico Chiaveri (Chairman)Marco CalvianiSamuel AndriamonjeEric BerthoumieuxCarlos GuerreroRoberto LositoVasilis Vlachoudis Workshop Assistant: Géraldine Jean

None

2011-10-06

145

Skylab Orbiter Workshop Illustration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This cutaway illustration shows the characteristics and basic elements of the Skylab Orbiter Workshop (OWS). The OWS was divided into two major compartments. The lower level provided crew accommodations for sleeping, food preparation and consumption, hygiene, waste processing and disposal, and performance of certain experiments. The upper level consisted of a large work area and housed water storage tanks, a food freezer, storage vaults for film, scientific airlocks, mobility and stability experiment equipment, and other experimental equipment. The compartment below the crew quarters was a container for liquid and solid waste and trash accumulated throughout the mission. A solar array, consisting of two wings covered on one side with solar cells, was mounted outside the workshop to generate electrical power to augment the power generated by another solar array mounted on the solar observatory. Thrusters were provided at one end of the workshop for short-term control of the attitude of the space station.

1972-01-01

146

An immunohematological 'Wet' workshop.  

PubMed

A practical workshop on 'Immunohematology' was conducted in conjunction with the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology annual scientific program. The participants, from many parts of India, were able to obtain valuable practice in key areas of blood group serology and by the end of the workshop were able to carry out 'tube' techniques for antibody detection and identification. Column agglutination methods were also demonstrated. A preliminary questionnaire was completed by participants. Results showed a wide variety in types of pretransfusion (serologic) testing being performed. Less than half of the participants had encountered hemolytic transfusion reactions. The program was rated as excellent by most participants in response to a postworkshop evaluation questionnaire, with requests for longer and more frequent workshops. Safety of blood for transfusion depends on maintenance of high standards of both microbiological and immunohematological performance by the blood bank staff. PMID:21938238

Woodfield, Graeme D; Perkins, Jim; Johnson, Susan T

2007-07-01

147

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy courses. Some topics currently covered in the Astronomy Workshop are: Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbits of the nine planets and 63 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Scale of the Universe: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Scientific Notation: Students are interactively guided through conversions between scientific notation and regular numbers. Orbital Simulations: These tools allow the student to investigate different aspects of the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. Astronomy Workshop Bulletin Board: Get innovative teaching ideas and read about in-class experiences with the Astronomy Workshop. Share your ideas with other educators by posting on the Bulletin Board. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

Hamilton, D. P.; Asbury, M. L.

1999-12-01

148

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy courses. Some topics currently covered in the Astronomy Workshop are: ANIMATED ORBITS OF PLANETS AND MOONS: The orbits of the nine planets and 63 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. SOLAR SYSTEM COLLISIONS: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. SCIENTIFIC NOTATION: Students are interactively guided through conversions between scientific notation and regular numbers. ORBITAL SIMULATIONS: These tools allow the student to investigate different aspects of the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP BULLETIN BOARD: Get innovative teaching ideas and read about in-class experiences with the Astronomy Workshop. Share your ideas with other educators by posting on the Bulletin Board. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

Hamilton, D. P.; Asbury, M. L.

2000-05-01

149

Magnetic Suspension Technology Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In order to identify the state of magnetic suspension technology in such areas as rotating systems, pointing of experiments or subsystems, payload isolation, and superconducting materials, a workshop on Magnetic Suspension Technology was held at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, on 2-4 Feb. 1988. The workshop included five technical sessions in which a total of 24 papers were presented. The technical sessions covered the areas of pointing, isolation, and measurement, rotating systems, modeling and control, and superconductors. A list of attendees is provided.

Keckler, Claude R. (editor); Groom, Nelson J. (editor); Britcher, Colin P. (editor)

1993-01-01

150

Comparison of drought occurrence in selected Slovak and Czech catchments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The presented study is focused on the analysis and comparison of hydrological drought occurrence, development and duration in six small to middle sized catchments in the Czech Republic (CZ) and Slovakia. The main questions to be answered are: (1) are there correlations between the physical conditions in the catchments and drought occurrence, and (2) does the spatial trend of drought occurrence exist. The Žitava catchment is located in the central western part of Slovakia having runoff dominated by rainfall with the contribution of snow melting during the spring period. The Belá River catchment is located on the contact of Západné and Vysoké Tatry Mts. in the north of Slovakia. The runoff is snow to snow-rain combined type. The ?up?ianka catchment is located on the northern slopes of the Nízke Tatry Mts. in the northern part of the central Slovakia. The runoff regime is snow-rain combined in the upper part of the catchment, and of rain-snow type in the rest of catchment. The Rakovnický potok brook (CZ) has its spring in Rakovnická pahorkatina hilly land. Runoff is dominated by rainfall, quite heavily influenced by water uptakes in the catchment. The Teplá River (CZ) originates in peat meadows in the western part of the Czech Republic. Runoff is dominated by rainfall. The Metuje catchment (CZ) is formed by Adršsbach-Teplické st?ny Upland. The headwater part is typical by deeply incest valleys, table mountains and pseudokarst caves. The discharge is fed dominantly by groundwater. The streamflow drought was characterized using discharge data, the groundwater drought using the base flow values. The local minimum method was used for base flow separation. The threshold level method (Q80, BF80) and the sequent peak algorithm were used for calculation of drought duration in discharge and base flow time series. The data of the same three decades of the common period (1971 - 1980, 1981 - 1990 and 1991 - 2000) were used. The resulting base flow values along with the discharges were re-calculated into specific discharge and base flow. The results showed that drought occurrence in evaluated Czech and Slovak catchment reflects very variable physical conditions in catchments, first of all the location of the catchment (latitude and altitude). The latitude difference reflects itself in starting time of drought which often propagates from the west to the east. The altitude is reflected in the seasonal pattern of drought, where drought in higher altitudes occurs much often in winter-spring period whereas in lower altitudes the summer-autumn droughts prevail. Total number of droughts with duration of more than 50 days was much higher in Slovak than in Czech catchments, which could reflect the more continental character of climate in Slovakia. Drought occurrence in Žitava catchment often followed the drought in Czech catchments; especially the drought in Teplá. On the other hand, drought occurrence in the Metuje catchment was in some cases closer to drought development in Slovakia than in other two Czech catchments. The longest drought in discharges, estimated for Rakovnický potok by the method of SPA lasting for 1569 days in 2006 - 2010 period was caused probably by the human activities, because in none of other evaluated catchments such a long drought in the same or similar period occurred. Acknowledgments The research was done and results were published with the financial contribution of project No. APVV-0089-12 as well as projects No. 7AMB12SK167 and APVV-SK-CZ-0156-11 financed by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic and APVV agency of the Slovak Republic.

Fendekova, Miriam; Fendek, Marian; Porubska, Diana; Hanel, Martin; Horacek, Stanislav; Martinkova, Marta; Vizina, Adam

2014-05-01

151

Post-Workshop Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summary of a workshop on state-level issues and responses relating to postsecondary education is presented as part of an inservice education program. Perspectives on the role of the state agency and its interface between the statewide education system and the governmental and external bodies that influence it are considered. It is suggested that…

Trautman, DeForest L.

152

Events – Meetings and Workshops  

Cancer.gov

In Vivo Small Animal Imaging Workshop March 23, 2009 12:00 AM - March 26, 2009 12:00 AM 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Interventional Radiology March 07, 2009 12:00 AM - March 12, 2009 12:00 AM 4th Annual Symposium on PET/CT and Molecular

153

Build a Toy Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Working as if they are engineers who work for (the hypothetical) Build-a-Toy Workshop company, students apply their imaginations and the engineering design process to design and build prototype toys with moving parts. They set up electric circuits using batteries, wire and motors. They create plans for project material expenses to meet a budget.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

154

Room Arrangement. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Workshop articles address the importance of room arrangement in early childhood settings: "Creating Environments that Intrigue and Delight Children and Adults" (Wendy Shepherd and Jennifer Eaton); "3 Keys to Flexible Room Arrangement" (Elizabeth Prescott); "Mood: The Spirit of Place" (Anita Rui Olds); and "Meeting Adult Needs within the Classroom"…

Shepherd, Wendy; And Others

1997-01-01

155

Polar Ozone Workshop. Abstracts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results of the proceedings of the Polar Ozone Workshop held in Snowmass, CO, on May 9 to 13, 1988 are given. Topics covered include ozone depletion, ozonometry, polar meteorology, polar stratospheric clouds, remote sensing of trace gases, atmospheric chemistry and dynamical simulations.

Aikin, Arthur C.

1988-01-01

156

Beginnings Workshop: Mealtimes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains four workshop presentations on meals in child care: (1) "Enjoying Family-Style Meals in Child Care" (Sarah A. Mulligan Gordon); (2) "The Making of a Healthy Eater: Winning the Finicky Eater Battle" (James M. Thomas and others); (3) "Food for Thought: Mealtimes can be Educational and Enjoyable, Too" (Karen Stephens); and (4) "Parents'…

Gordon, Sarah A. Mulligan; And Others

1997-01-01

157

Quantum Information Science Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report is the result of a workshop hosted by the National Science Foundation with the purpose of reviewing the present state of Quantum Information Science (QIS), exploring the potential impact of QIS, and making recomendations to NSF for the long term support of QIS research programs. The report is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to QIS.

Bennett, Charles H.; Divincenzo, David; Gershenfeld, Neil; Gibbs, Hyatt; Vazirani, Umesh; Wineland, David

2005-11-20

158

Beginnings Workshop: Storytelling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four workshop articles discuss storytelling techniques and sources: (1) "Beginning with Peekaboo: Storytelling as Interaction" (Robert Munsch); (2) "You, Yes, You: Storytelling from Many Cultures" (Margaret Read MacDonald); (3) "When the Wolf Both Is and Is Not a Wolf: The Language of Puppets" (Mariano Dolci); and (4) "Finding Our Voices: The…

Munsch, Robert; And Others

1994-01-01

159

Preventive Maintenance Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was developed for use at workshops designed to upgrade the knowledge of experienced water and wastewater treatment plant operators. The course consists of lecture-discussions and hands-on activities. Each of the lessons has clearly stated behavioral objectives to tell the trainee what he should know or do after completing a topic.…

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

160

Mentoring. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop presents information on mentoring relationships within child care settings. Articles are: (1) "Mentoring Teachers...A Partnership in Learning" (Patricia Scallan-Berl); (2) "The Potential Gains of Peer Mentoring among Children" (Leslie Moguil); (3) "Mentoring Advocates in the Context of Early Childhood Education" (Sessy Nyman); and…

Scallan-Berl, Patricia; Moguil, Leslie; Nyman, Sessy I.; Mercado, Miriam Mercado

2003-01-01

161

Fourth Airborne Geoscience Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The focus of the workshop was on how the airborne community can assist in achieving the goals of the Global Change Research Program. The many activities that employ airborne platforms and sensors were discussed: platforms and instrument development; airborne oceanography; lidar research; SAR measurements; Doppler radar; laser measurements; cloud physics; airborne experiments; airborne microwave measurements; and airborne data collection.

1991-01-01

162

Physics Teachers Workshop  

ScienceCinema

INL is looking for the nation's top high school physics teachers to attend our July workshop in Idaho Falls. Participants get to learn from nuclear researchers, tour facilities including a research reactor and interact with peers from across the country. You can learn more about INL projects at http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory

Huggins, DaNel; Calhoun, John; Palmer, Alyson; Thorpe, Steve; Vanderveen, Anne;

2013-05-28

163

Biomedical Simulations Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides information regarding an annual simulation workshop titled "Developing Multi-Scale, Multi-Cell Developmental and Biomedical Simulations with CompuCell3D and SBW". The goal of the program is for participants to have implemented a basic simulation of the particular biological problem they work on. Post-course support and collaboration is available to continue simulation development.

Maciej Swat (Indiana University)

2012-07-24

164

Physics Teachers Workshop  

ScienceCinema

INL is looking for the nation's top high school physics teachers to attend our July workshop in Idaho Falls. Participants get to learn from nuclear researchers, tour facilities including a research reactor and interact with peers from across the country. You can learn more about INL projects at http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory

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Parent Conferences. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents six workshop sessions on parent conferences: (1) "Parents' Perspectives on Conferencing" (R. Duffy); (2) "Three Way Conferences" (G. Zeller); (3) "Conferencing with Parents of Infants" (K. Albrecht); (4) "Conferencing with Parents of School-Agers" (L. G. Miller); (5) "Cross Cultural Conferences" (J. Gonzalez-Mena); and (6) "Working with…

Duffy, Roslyn; And Others

1997-01-01

166

Synthetic Vision Workshop 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The second NASA sponsored Workshop on Synthetic/Enhanced Vision (S/EV) Display Systems was conducted January 27-29, 1998 at the NASA Langley Research Center. The purpose of this workshop was to provide a forum for interested parties to discuss topics in the Synthetic Vision (SV) element of the NASA Aviation Safety Program and to encourage those interested parties to participate in the development, prototyping, and implementation of S/EV systems that enhance aviation safety. The SV element addresses the potential safety benefits of synthetic/enhanced vision display systems for low-end general aviation aircraft, high-end general aviation aircraft (business jets), and commercial transports. Attendance at this workshop consisted of about 112 persons including representatives from industry, the FAA, and other government organizations (NOAA, NIMA, etc.). The workshop provided opportunities for interested individuals to give presentations on the state of the art in potentially applicable systems, as well as to discuss areas of research that might be considered for inclusion within the Synthetic Vision Element program to contribute to the reduction of the fatal aircraft accident rate. Panel discussions on topical areas such as databases, displays, certification issues, and sensors were conducted, with time allowed for audience participation.

Kramer, Lynda J. (Compiler)

1999-01-01

167

Review of the workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During the workshop, the importance of an interplay between observations, laboratory simulations, theoretical modeling, and instrument characterization was highlighted. The laboratory and theoretical fits to astronomical spectra are underlined. The importance of calibrations and of the observations performed by the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) for the understanding of stars are stressed.

Harwit, Martin

1997-01-01

168

Physics Teachers Workshop  

SciTech Connect

INL is looking for the nation's top high school physics teachers to attend our July workshop in Idaho Falls. Participants get to learn from nuclear researchers, tour facilities including a research reactor and interact with peers from across the country. You can learn more about INL projects at http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory

Huggins, DaNel; Calhoun, John; Palmer, Alyson; Thorpe, Steve; Vanderveen, Anne

2011-01-01

169

DIETARY INTAKES, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND PREDICTORS OF CHILD OBESITY AMONG 4-6th GRADERS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The prevalence of child obesity in the Czech Republic has increased in the last several years, especially among school-aged children. While obesity trends are closely monitored in the Czech Republic, very little is known about the dietary habits and exercise behaviors of Czech children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate nutrient intakes and physical activity, as well

Lenka Humeníková; Gail E. Gates

170

Site Selection and Geological Research Connected with High Level Waste Disposal Programme in the Czech Republic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Attempts to solve the problem of high-level waste disposal including the spent fuel from nuclear power plants have been made in the Czech Republic for over the 10 years. Already in 1991 the Ministry of Environment entitled The Czech Geological Survey to d...

J. Tomas

2003-01-01

171

Contemporary Czech Emerging Adults: Generation Growing Up in the Period of Social Changes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Similarly to other European countries, in the Czech Republic scholars can identify a developmental stage of emerging adulthood. There has been a lack of studies describing subjective feelings and personal everyday experiences of young Czechs at this age. Results of the quantitative Study 1 indicate that two thirds of respondents experience the…

Macek, Petr; Bejcek, Josef; Vanickova, Jitka

2007-01-01

172

Policies to Promote Innovation in the Czech Republic. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 498  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Czech government considers innovation policy a key component of the effort to improve the business environment. This paper underscores the importance for the Czech Republic of expanding R&D activities that have a potential for commercial innovation. It also points to the relevance of good general business conditions in encouraging research and…

Goglio, Alessandro

2006-01-01

173

Teachers and School Culture in the Czech Republic before and after 1989  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports the findings of research on school culture in post-totalitarian society in the Czech Republic. The research explored restructuralisation and reculturalisation in the Czech school education system through analysis of school culture in one school located in a midsized town in the central part of the country. In-depth…

Moree, Dana

2013-01-01

174

Diversity in Language: Outdoor Terminology in the Czech Republic and Britain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews literature related to outdoor terminology as it is used within the languages of British English and Czech. It provides the background to the outdoors in the Czech Republic where terminology has adopted and adapted many English language outdoor terms. The paper analyses the differences and similarities between terms and deals…

Turcova, Ivana; Martin, Andy; Neuman, Jan

2005-01-01

175

Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Injecting Drug Users in the Czech Republic – Prevalence and Associated Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: To determine the prevalence of, and factors associated with, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the population of Czech injecting drug users (IDUs). Design: Multicentric cross-sectional study. Setting: A convenience sample of injecting drug users was recruited using the snowball sampling method. Participants: Sample of 760 IDUs from 9 different Czech regions. Measurement: We used one-drop instant blood tests

Tomas Zabransky; Viktor Mravcik; Blanka Korcisova; Vratislav Rehak

2006-01-01

176

Drug Scene in the Czech Republic and Slovakia during the Period of Transformation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article describes the development of drug-related problems in the context of the rapid sociopolitical and economic changes in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. The period of the last decade is marked by an increase in drug use in both countries; 17% of adults in the Czech Republic and 12% of the Slovaks report lifetime drug use. The

Ladislav Csémy; Alojz Nociar

2002-01-01

177

The Cross Currents of Technology Transfer: The Czech and Slovak Library Information Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A simplified account of an extensive library automation and networking project that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation initiated and funded in the Czech and Slovak republics is provided in this paper. The proposal to establish "The Czech and Slovak Library Information Network" (CASLIN) commenced in January 1993. Storage, document preservation,…

Lass, Andrew

178

Detection and Phylogenetic Characterization of Human Hepatitis E Virus Strains, Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

To determine the origin of hepatitis E virus in the Czech Republic, we analyzed patient clinical samples. Five isolates of genotypes 3e, 3f, and 3g were obtained. Their genetic relatedness with Czech strains from domestic pigs and wild boars and patient recollections suggest an autochthonous source likely linked to consumption of contaminated pork.

Slany, Michal; Chalupa, Pavel; Holub, Michal; Svoboda, Radek; Pavlik, Ivo

2011-01-01

179

Open-Source Intelligence in the Czech Military: Knowledge System and Process Design.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Owing to the recent transitions in the Czech Republic, the Czech military must satisfy a large set of new requirements. One way the military intelligence can become more effective and can conserve resources is by increasing the efficiency of open-source i...

R. Krejei

2002-01-01

180

USING ERS SAR INTERFEROMETRY FOR DEM CREATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper summarises first results of the study carrying out in the frame of the programme for co-operation between European Space Agency and Czech Republic. One part of the study concentrates on the evaluation and development of the application potential of the SAR interferometry technique for DEM generation in the Czech Republic. The only DEM currently available for the entire

Lubos Kucera

181

Accelerator driven reactors and nuclear waste management projects in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

The Czech Republic is almost the only country in the central Europe which continues with the construction of nuclear power reactors. Its small territory and dense population causes public worries concerning the disposal of the spent nuclear fuel. The Czech nuclear scientists and the power companies and the nuclear industries are therefore looking for alterative solutions. The Los Alamos ATW project had received a positive response in the Czech mass-media and even in the industrial and governmental quarters. The recent scientific symposium ''Accelerator driven reactors and nuclear waste management'' convened at the Liblice castle near Prague, 27-29.6. 1994 and sponsored by the Czech Energy Company CEZ, reviewed the competencies and experimental basis in the Czech republic and made the first attempt to formulate the national approach and to establish international collaboration in this area.

Janouch, Frantisek; Mach, Rostislav [Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden); Institute of Nuclear Physics, Rez near Prague (Czech Republic)

1995-09-15

182

Charging systems for municipal solid waste: experience from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The paper presents results of research into municipal waste treatment in the Czech Republic. Its special focus is on the impacts of various municipal solid waste charging systems on separating and recycling efforts of municipalities and households. The municipal solid waste charging systems are shortly described first, including the principles of the relevant Czech legislation. It shows that the Czech waste legislation provides space for implementing Pay-as-You-Throw (PAYT) models in the Czech Republic. The main results of representative surveys conducted by the authors within the EU PAYT project in 2003 in selected Czech municipalities and Prague households are shown. The survey confirmed that in municipalities that apply the PAYT charging system, citizens separate more waste and produce less residual waste. The survey data analysis has also shown which factors contributing to satisfactory waste separation are relevant and should be taken into the account when providing policy recommendations for introducing PAYT charging systems in other cities. PMID:18804364

Sauer, Petr; Parízková, Libuse; Hadrabová, Alena

2008-12-01

183

GPR use and activities in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the field of civil engineering applications in the Czech Republic, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is used particularly for the diagnostics of roads and bridges. There is no producer of GPR in the Czech Republic, sets of different producers are used, particularly Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (USA) and MALĹ GeoScience (Sweden). The measurement results are mostly processed by software Radan, Road Doctor Pro, ReflexW and RadEx. The only technical specification in the Czech Republic is TP 233 issued by the Ministry of Transport, which describes the diagnostics of roads by GPR. Apart from a basic description of the method and a measurement system, it mentions possible applications. The only application where accuracy is mentioned is the locating of dowels and tie bars in concrete road pavements, which states that if calibration is performed, the expected depth accuracy is up to 1.0 cm. The following R&D project is currently in progress: New diagnostics methods as a supporting decision tool for maintenance and repair of road pavements - their contribution and ways of their usage (2012-2014) The project aims to test possible non-destructive methods (particularly GPR and laser scanning), make recommendations when and how to use specific methods for individual applications and for changes in technical specifications. The following R&D projects have been recently completed: Position of dowels and tie bars in rigid pavements and importance of their correct placement to pavement performance and service life (2012-2013) The project included an analysis of individual NDT methods used for the location of dowels and tie bars and for testing of their accuracy - GPR, MIT-scan and GPR in combination with a metal detector. Multichannel ground penetrating radar as a tool for monitoring of road and bridge structures (2009-2011) The project included detection of hollow spaces under non-reinforced concrete pavements, detection of excessive amount of water in road construction layers, and measuring of crack depths in road pavements. The concrete structure diagnostics development through the use of WPR (Wall Penetrating Radar) scanner (2008-2010) The project was focused on the development of WPR for non-destructive diagnostics of concrete structures, as an accurate and reliable device for diagnostic survey, even at less easily accessible places. The results of road diagnostics by GPR are still not stored in the Road Database. In 2013, CDV designed a method how to perform assessment of the position of dowels and tie bars in concrete road pavements and the way how to register the measurement results of road layer thicknesses in the Road Database. The comparative measurements of devices used for the measurements of variable parameters of roads are performed according to technical specification of the Ministry of Transport TP 207: Accuracy Experiment. The specification deals with devices measuring surface properties and deflections of road pavements. GPR is not included there. In 2013, CDV designed a method how to perform this experiment for continual measurements of pavement layer thicknesses by GPR on reference road sections. The designed method is based on the first realized comparison measurement of pavement layer thicknesses at two-kilometre asphalt motorway section. 6 Czech companies participated in the comparative measurement. Wider use of GPR method will allow to clarify measurement accuracy for individual applications. The performance of comparative measurements together with issuing of authorization for measurement will guarantee that the measurements on Czech road network are only performed by companies with required knowledge and experience. This work is a contribution to COST Action TU1208, which is supported by the project of Technology Agency of the Czech Republic No. TE01020168: Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure.

Stryk, Josef; Matula, Radek

2014-05-01

184

Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - TeraGrid Data Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This workshop brought together users, developers, and center leaders to discuss and determine both the near-term directions and the longer-term possibilities. Topics of interest included global file systems, point to point data transfer issues, and cataloguing of data for retrieval. The planned outcome of this workshop was a white paper that serves as a roadmap for data management and movement going forward. The workshop was held during January 9-11, 2007.

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PREFACE: International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are interested in singular perturbation problems and hysteresis as common strongly nonlinear phenomena that occur in many industrial, physical and economic systems. The wording `strongly nonlinear' means that linearization will not encapsulate the observed phenomena. Often these two types of phenomena are manifested for different stages of the same or similar processes. A number of fundamental hysteresis models can be considered as limit cases of time relaxation processes, or admit an approximation by a differential equation which is singular with respect to a particular parameter. However, the amount of interaction between practitioners of theories of systems with time relaxation and systems with hysteresis (and between the `relaxation' and `hysteresis' research communities) is still low, and cross-fertilization is small. In recent years Ireland has become a home for a series of prestigious International Workshops in Singular Perturbations and Hysteresis: International Workshop on Multi-rate Processes and Hysteresis (University College Cork, Ireland, 3-8 April 2006). Proceedings are published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, volume 55. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2008.htm International Workshop on Hysteresis and Multi-scale Asymptotics (University College Cork, Ireland, 17-21 March 2004). Proceedings are published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, volume 22. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2006.htm International Workshop on Relaxation Oscillations and Hysteresis (University College Cork, Ireland, 1-6 April 2002). The related collection of invited lectures, was published as a volume Singular Perturbations and Hysteresis, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2005. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/hamsa2004.htm International Workshop on Geometrical Methods of Nonlinear Analysis and Semiconductor Laser Dynamics (University College Cork, Ireland, 5-5 April 2001). A collection of invited papers has been published as a special issue of Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences: Nonlinear dynamics of laser and reacting systems, and is available online at http://www.ins.ucc.ie/roh2002.htm. See further information at http://www.ins.ucc.ie/roh2002.htm Among the aims of these workshops were to bring together leading experts in singular perturbations and hysteresis phenomena in applied problems; to discuss important problems in areas such as reacting systems, semiconductor lasers, shock phenomena in economic modelling, fluid mechanics, etc with an emphasis on hysteresis and singular perturbations; to learn and to share modern techniques in areas of common interest. The `International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis' (University College Cork, Ireland, April 3-8, 2006) brought together more than 70 scientists (including more than 10 students), actively researching in the areas of dynamical systems with hysteresis and singular perturbations, to analyze those phenomena that occur in many industrial, physical and economic systems. The countries represented at the Workshop included Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland and USA. All papers published in this volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series have been peer reviewed through processes administered by the Editors. Reviews were conducted by expert referees to the professional and scientific standards expected of a proceedings journal published by IOP Publishing. The Workshop has been sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), KE Consulting group, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, University College Cork (UCC), Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, UCC, Cork, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC, Cork, Irish Mathematical Society, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, University of Limerick, Cork Institute of Technology, and Heineken. The supportive affiliation of the European Geophysics Society, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, and Laboratoire Poncelet is grateful

Mortell, Michael P.; O'Malley, Robert E.; Pokrovskii, Alexei; Rachinskii, Dmitrii; Sobolev, Vladimir A.

2008-07-01

186

Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - Extreme Scalability Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This workshop was intended to bring the applications and tools communities who will be using petascale systems together so that they could influence each other to improve the overall state of petascale computing. Issues that came up during the workshop included the desire for: better tools, adjusted policies and practices in the centers, more libraries, better languages and programming models, more communication and better collaboration, and increased training and education. The next steps from the workshop are primarily educational, organizational, and communicational. The workshop was held on June 9, 2008.

187

[Babyboxes in the Czech Republic--what next?].  

PubMed

Though from the perspective of history babyboxes are not new phenomenon, their present existence, however, brings many problems, either in terms of Pediatry and neonatology, or because of their social, ethical and also legislative issues. The authors provide an overview of the arguments proponents of babyboxes with their critical analysis, then provide arguments against placing babyboxes and then summarize the experience with their operation in the Czech Republic. In conclusion, authors present a list of recommendations to improve the current bad situation. PMID:22292344

Slaný, Jaroslav; Schneiberg, Frantisek

2011-01-01

188

Mars Surface Mission Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A workshop was held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on September 4-5, 1997, to address the surface elements of the Mars Reference Mission now being reviewed by NASA. The workshop considered the current reference mission and addressed the types of activities that would be expected for science and resource exploration and facilities operations. A set of activities was defined that can be used to construct "vignettes" of the surface mission. These vignettes can form the basis for describing the importance of the surface mission, for illustrating aspects of the surface mission, and for allowing others to extend and revise these initial ideas. The topic is rich with opportunities for additional conceptualization. It is recommended that NASA consider supporting university design teams to conduct further analysis of the possibilities.

Duke, M. B. (Editor)

1997-01-01

189

(Acid rain workshop)  

SciTech Connect

The traveler presented a paper entitled Susceptibility of Asian Ecosystems to Soil-Mediated Acid Rain Damage'' at the Second Workshop on Acid Rain in Asia. The workshop was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Illinois), and Resource Management Associates (Madison, Wisconsin) and was sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the World Bank. Papers presented on the first day discussed how the experience gained with acid rain in North America and Europe might be applied to the Asian situation. Papers describing energy use projections, sulfur emissions, and effects of acid rain in several Asian countries were presented on the second day. The remaining time was allotted to discussion, planning, and writing plans for a future research program.

Turner, R.S.

1990-12-05

190

Composites Damage Tolerance Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Composite Damage Tolerance Workshop included participants from NASA, academia, and private industry. The objectives of the workshop were to begin dialogue in order to establish a working group within the Agency, create awareness of damage tolerance requirements for Constellation, and discuss potential composite hardware for the Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV) Upper Stage (US) and Crew Module. It was proposed that a composites damage tolerance working group be created that acts within the framework of the existing NASA Fracture Control Methodology Panel. The working group charter would be to identify damage tolerance gaps and obstacles for implementation of composite structures into manned space flight systems and to develop strategies and recommendations to overcome these obstacles.

Gregg, Wayne

2006-01-01

191

Imaging Sciences Workshop Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the proceedings of the Imaging Sciences Workshop sponsored by C.A.S.LS., the Center for Advanced Signal & Image Sciences. The Center, established primarily to provide a forum where researchers can freely exchange ideas on the signal and image sciences in a comfortable intellectual environment, has grown over the last two years with the opening of a Reference Library (located in Building 272). The Technical Program for the 1996 Workshop include a variety of efforts in the Imaging Sciences including applications in the Microwave Imaging, highlighted by the Micro-Impulse Radar (MIR) system invented at LLNL, as well as other applications in this area. Special sessions organized by various individuals in Speech, Acoustic Ocean Imaging, Radar Ocean Imaging, Ultrasonic Imaging, and Optical Imaging discuss various applica- tions of real world problems. For the more theoretical, sessions on Imaging Algorithms and Computed Tomography were organized as well as for the more pragmatic featuring a session on Imaging Systems.

Candy, J.V.

1996-11-21

192

Modified Composite Materials Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The reduction or elimination of the hazard which results from accidental release of graphite fibers from composite materials was studied at a workshop. At the workshop, groups were organized to consider six topics: epoxy modifications, epoxy replacement, fiber modifications, fiber coatings and new fibers, hybrids, and fiber release testing. Because of the time required to develop a new material and acquire a design data base, most of the workers concluded that a modified composite material would require about four to five years of development and testing before it could be applied to aircraft structures. The hybrid working group considered that some hybrid composites which reduce the risk of accidental fiber release might be put into service over the near term. The fiber release testing working group recommended a coordinated effort to define a suitable laboratory test.

Dicus, D. L. (compiler)

1978-01-01

193

Omic Integration Workshop Highlight  

Cancer.gov

As omics science moves forward, identifying methodologies and applications based on specific types of omic data, as well as their integration, becomes increasingly important as it provides new insights to be rapidly tested in basic or applied research.  The Omics Integration in Biology and Medicine Workshop, held on June 19th and 20th addressed many of the challenges and potential benefits from integrative data analysis and how to overcome current barriers.

194

Characteristics of the Elderly. Participant's Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The workbook complements a workshop for housing managers on the special needs of elderly residents as part of an 18-workshop housing management curriculum designed by HUD. The workshop focuses on the psychological, physical, social, and economic character...

1979-01-01

195

Exozodiacal Dust Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of the workshop was to understand what effect circumstellar dust clouds will have on NASA's proposed Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) mission's ability to search for terrestrial-sized planets orbiting stars in the solar neighborhood. The workshop participants reviewed the properties of TPF, summarized what is known about the local zodiacal cloud and about exozodiacal clouds, and determined what additional knowledge must be obtained to help design TPF for maximum effectiveness within its cost constraint. Recommendations were made for ways to obtain that additional knowledge, at minimum cost. The workshop brought together approximately 70 scientists, from four different countries. The active participants included astronomers involved in the study of the local zodiacal cloud, in the formation of stars and planetary systems, and in the technologies and techniques of ground- and space-based infrared interferometry. During the course of the meeting, 15 invited talks and 20 contributed poster papers were presented, and there were four working sessions. This is a collection of the invited talks, contributed poster papers, and summaries of the working sessions.

Backman, D. E. (Editor); Caroff, L. J. (Editor); Sandford, S. A. (Editor); Wooden, D. H. (Editor)

1998-01-01

196

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy Workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses, classes for undergraduate majors, and High Schools. Here we briefly describe a few of the more popular tools. The Life of the Sun (New!): The history of the Sun is animated as a movie, showing students how the size and color of our star has evolved and will evolve in time. Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbital motions of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets are animated at their correct relative speeds in accurate to-scale drawings. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country of impact (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Astronomical Distances: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by a NASA EPO grant.

Hamilton, D. P.

2005-05-01

197

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy Workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses, classes for undergraduate majors, and High Schools. Here we briefly describe a few of the more popular tools. The Life of the Sun (New!): The history of the Sun is animated as a movie, showing students how the size and color of our star has evolved and will evolve in time. Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbital motions of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets are animated at their correct relative speeds in accurate to-scale drawings. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country of impact (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Astronomical Distances: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

Hamilton, D. P.; Malayeri, M. L.; Pahlevan, K. M. A.; Jacobson, W. C.

2004-05-01

198

Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol (QP) Workshop was convened to deal with three specific aspects of the initial handling of a returned Mars sample: 1) biocontainment, to prevent uncontrolled release of sample material into the terrestrial environment; 2) life detection, to examine the sample for evidence of live organisms; and 3) biohazard testing, to determine if the sample poses any threat to terrestrial life forms and the Earth's biosphere. During the first part of the Workshop, several tutorials were presented on topics related to the workshop in order to give all participants a common basis in the technical areas necessary to achieve the objectives of the Workshop.

DeVincenzi, Donald L.; Bagby, John; Race, Margaret; Rummel, John

1999-04-01

199

Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol (QP) Workshop was convened to deal with three specific aspects of the initial handling of a returned Mars sample: 1) biocontainment, to prevent uncontrolled release of sample material into the terrestrial environment; 2) life detection, to examine the sample for evidence of live organisms; and 3) biohazard testing, to determine if the sample poses any threat to terrestrial life forms and the Earth's biosphere. During the first part of the Workshop, several tutorials were presented on topics related to the workshop in order to give all participants a common basis in the technical areas necessary to achieve the objectives of the Workshop.

DeVincenzi, Donald L. (Editor); Bagby, John (Editor); Race, Margaret (Editor); Rummel, John (Editor)

1999-01-01

200

Upgrading selected Czech coals for home and industrial heating  

SciTech Connect

The Czech Republic has large coal reserves, particularly brown coal and lignite, and to a lesser extent, bituminous coal. Concurrent with the recent political changes, there has been a reassessment of the role of coal for electrical and heating energy in the future economy, owing to the large dependence on brown coal and lignite and the implementation of more stringent environmental regulations. These coals have a relatively high sulfur content, typically 1-3 wt%, and ash content, leading to significant SO{sub 2} and other gaseous and particulate emissions. Some of the bituminous coals also exhibit high ash content. Against this background, the Energy & Environmental Research Center, on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy, undertook a project on upgrading Czech coals to achieve desired fuel properties. The purpose of the project was to assist the city of Usti nad Labem in Northern Bohemia in developing cost-effective alternatives for reducing environmental emissions from district and home heating systems.

Musich, M.A.; Young, B.C.

1995-12-31

201

The new on-line Czech Food Composition Database.  

PubMed

The new on-line Czech Food Composition Database (FCDB) was launched on http://www.czfcdb.cz in December 2010 as a main freely available channel for dissemination of Czech food composition data. The application is based on a complied FCDB documented according to the EuroFIR standardised procedure for full value documentation and indexing of foods by the LanguaL™ Thesaurus. A content management system was implemented for administration of the website and performing data export (comma-separated values or EuroFIR XML transport package formats) by a compiler. Reference/s are provided for each published value with linking to available freely accessible on-line sources of data (e.g. full texts, EuroFIR Document Repository, on-line national FCDBs). LanguaL™ codes are displayed within each food record as searchable keywords of the database. A photo (or a photo gallery) is used as a visual descriptor of a food item. The application is searchable on foods, components, food groups, alphabet and a multi-field advanced search. PMID:23601403

Machackova, Marie; Holasova, Marie; Maskova, Eva

2013-10-01

202

Beginnings of rocket development in the czech lands (Czechoslovakia)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although the first references are from the 15th Century when both Hussites and crusaders are said to have used rockets during the Hussite Wars (also known as the Bohemian Wars) there is no strong evidence that rockets were actually used at that time. It is worth noting that Konrad Kyeser, who described several rockets in his Bellifortis manuscript written 1402-1405, served as advisor to Bohemian King Wenceslas IV. Rockets were in fact used as fireworks from the 16th century in noble circles. Some of these were built by Vav?inec K?i?ka z Bitý\\vsky, who also published a book on fireworks, in which he described how to build rockets for firework displays. Czech soldiers were also involved in the creation of a rocket regiment in the Austrian (Austro-Hungarian) army in the first half of the 19th century. The pioneering era of modern rocket development began in the Czech lands during the 1920s. The first rockets were succesfully launched by Ludvík O?enášek in 1930 with one of them possibly reaching an altitude of 2000 metres. Vladimír Mandl, lawyer and author of the first book on the subject of space law, patented his project for a stage rocket (vysokostoupající raketa) in 1932, but this project never came to fruition. There were several factories during the so-called Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in 1939-1945, when the Czech lands were occupied by Nazi Germany, where parts for German Mark A-4/V-2 rockets were produced, but none of the Czech technicians or constructors were able to build an entire rocket. The main goal of the Czech aircraft industry after WW2 was to revive the stagnant aircraft industry. There was no place to create a rocket industry. Concerns about a rocket industry appeared at the end of the 1950s. The Political Board of the Central Committee of the Czechoslovak Communist Party started to study the possibilities of creating a rocket industry after the first flight into space and particularly after US nuclear weapons were based in Italy and West Germany in 1957 and 1959. The first project involved the meteorological rockets Sokol I and Sokol II in 1960, which were never completed, as the rocket industry came under the exclusive sphere of interest of the Soviet Union. In Czechoslovakia only a Rocket Research and Test Institute was created by the Czechoslovak Ministry of Defence in 1963. The first Czechoslovak rockets to find practical use were launched in 1965. This study has been created as a part of the scientific project: Výzkumný zám?r MSM 0021620827 ?eské zem? uprost?ed Evropy v minulosti a dnes, blok V/d: ?eská vysoko\\vskolská vzd?lanost.

Plavec, Michal

2011-11-01

203

The August 2002 flood in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The floods in August 2002 in the Czech Republic were caused by very intensive and large-scale rainfall that hit mainly the southern and western part of the country. There were two following rainfall events, the first on the {6th} and {7th} August and the second on the {11th} and {12th} August. The total sum of areal rainfall was 150 to 200 mm; in mountain areas more than 250 mm and in some localities even more than 300 mm. Such large-scale rainfall amounts are extraordinary for Czech conditions. The first wave of rainfall caused floods in the majority of rivers. There were 10 to 20 year floods, exceptionally 100-year (and more) floods on rivers in the southern and western part of the country. When the second wave of rainfall followed the first one, rivers were already full of water and soils were saturated: therefore the runoff response was rapid and massive. Water levels in all rivers rose very quickly again and they reached their historical maxima in many places. Peak discharges in most streams reached or exceeded a 100-year flood and in some rivers a 1000-year flood. The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Moldau and the Berounka (left hand tributary of the Moldau). The flow in the Moldau River can be partly controlled by operation of many reservoirs in the upstream reaches of the river (the Moldau cascade), the flow in Berounka is not influenced. During the first flood event the major part of the wave was retained by the reservoirs and the discharge in Prague was reduced. During the second event the inflow into the reservoir system was so high that reservoirs were filled before the peak occurred. The peak flow from the Berounka River coincided with the maximum outflow from the Moldau. As a consequence, on 14th August the peak discharge in Prague was about 5200 {m3/s} (the long-term mean discharge is 150 {m3/s}) and is preliminarily judged to be a 500-year flood. The influence of the Moldau cascade on the course of the flood has been analysed. It is clear that the cascade cannot protect Prague during such an extreme flood. Below the confluence of the Moldau and Elbe rivers the flood wave propagated in the Elbe and flooded a large area along the river. Therefore the peak discharge decreased a little. The flood caused enormous damage and losses in all regions including the towns of Budweis, Pilsen and Prague. About 100 towns and villages were completely flooded and 350 were partly flooded. 1.6 million people were affected by the flood, 220 thousand were moved from their houses, 15 people died. The total losses are assessed to be 2 to 3 billion Euro. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) is a governmental institution responsible for monitoring and forecasting the weather and hydrological conditions in the Czech Republic. During the flood in August 2002, the CHMI was continually preparing information, forecasts and reports for decision-making bodies, the public and the rescue system. Overall, the flood protection and rescue system worked very well and many protective measures were performed during the flood, including the evacuation of people. In general, the system was more effective than it was during the previous catastrophic flood in 1997 in the Oder basin. The experience from the 1997 event and the adoption of new laws on crisis management and the integrated rescue system had a positive influence the response of people.

Sercl, P.; Stehlik, J.

2003-04-01

204

Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 1; AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on March 4-8, 1996. The main workshop is divided into two smaller workshops as follows: (1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on March 4-6. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1; (2) The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on March 6-8. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

Green, Robert O. (Editor)

1996-01-01

205

Summary of Experimental Insertions Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The last ISABELLE workshop of the summer 1976 series, which was held at Brookhaven, August 16-20, focused on the design and utilization of the experimental insertions. The goals of the workshop, which were somewhat more general than might be suggested by ...

J. Sandweiss M. Month

1976-01-01

206

Nontraditional Options Workshop. Participants Workbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook presents materials for a Nontraditional Options Workshop designed to introduce women to predominantly male vocational programs and careers. The workshop provides career awareness, vocational information, and hands-on exploration of nontraditional programs offered at Blackhawk Technical College (BTC), Wisconsin. Introductory materials…

Pierce, Beth Ann, Comp.

207

Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This workshop was the sixth in a series of workshops sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject of photovoltaic testing and reliability during the period 1986--1993. PV performance and PV reliability are at least as important as PV cost, if not more....

L. Mrig

1993-01-01

208

Proton storage ring summer workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the week of August 16, 1976 a Workshop was held at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) on the Proton Storage Ring (PSR) for the Weapons Neutron Research Facility (WNRF). Written contributions were solicited from each of the participants in the Workshop, and the contributions that were received are presented. The papers do not represent polished or necessarily complete

G. P. Lawrence; R. K. Cooper

1977-01-01

209

New technology integration planning workshop  

SciTech Connect

Purpose of the Workshop was to provide guidance, reflecting electric utility industry viewpoints, for developing and directing its research and development program structures to facilitate the integration of new energy technologies into electric utility systems. The Workshop was structured to directly elicit the positions and viewpoints representative of electric utility companies.

Not Available

1980-01-01

210

Proceedings: Workshop on Outage Planning.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Workshop on Outage Planning was held in Miami, Florida, on November 16-18, 1977 and was sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The purpose of the workshop was to enable members of the nuclear power industry to discuss and exchange ...

R. W. Pack

1978-01-01

211

Nordic Nanotechnology Workshop: Conference Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains a brief summary of the recent Nordic Nanotechnology Workshop which the author attended. The workshop provided a forum for scientists from the Nordic region to meet and discuss plants to present pre-proposals to Nordisk Industrifond. T...

S. J. Savage

2003-01-01

212

RFI Mitigation Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The increased sensitivity of passive instrumentation in radio astronomy and remote sensing and the intensifying active use of the spectrum have led to an increasing level of radio frequency interference (RFI) of the active services on the passive use of the spectrum. Advances in technology and computing have opened up new possibilities for mitigating the effects of certain classes of interference in the observing data. Interference in allocated bands always leads to data loss for the passive users of the spectrum even if interference mitigation is applied. However, interference mitigation in non-allocated spectral bands may facilitate the partial use of this spectrum for passive (non-interfering) observations. There is no generic method to mitigate all types of interference, so a multi-layered system approach may be advisable to reduce detrimental effects for a congested interference environment. Specific mitigation methods implemented at different points in the data acquisition chain will thus result in a cumulative mitigation effect on the data. This third RFI Mitigation Workshop considered RFI mitigation in radio astronomy in all its facets with the aim of facilitating the implementation of instrumental and data processing techniques. This workshop aimed to take a forward look at applications for the next generation of radio instruments, such as the SKA and its pathfinders and LOFAR, as well as considering their application to existing instruments. This workshop has been organized by ASTRON and NAIC, with support from the Engineering Forum of FP7 RadioNet, the SKA Project Development Office, and in collaboration with CRAF and IUCAF.

2010-05-01

213

CENDI Indexing Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The CENDI Indexing Workshop held at NASA Headquarters, Two Independence Square, 300 E Street, Washington, DC, on September 21-22, 1994 focused on the following topics: machine aided indexing, indexing quality, an indexing pilot project, the MedIndEx Prototype, Department of Energy/Office of Scientific and Technical Information indexing activities, high-tech coding structures, category indexing schemes, and the Government Information Locator Service. This publication consists mostly of viewgraphs related to the above noted topics. In an appendix is a description of the Government Information Locator Service.

1994-01-01

214

Workshop Tutorials for Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is a collection of activity-based physics tutorials developed by the University of Sydney Physics Education Research group (SUPER). Designed to be implemented in student-centered cooperative learning environments, the tutorials feature thematic workshops across a broad range of topics for first year physics students. The first volume covers Mechanics, Properties of Matter, and Thermodynamics. The second covers Electromagnetism, Waves (including Optics) and Quantum Mechanics (including Nuclear and Atomic Physics). The third volume describes the hands-on activities for all topics with descriptions of the apparatus and the physics illustrated in each case. Each tutorial is freely accessible in either Word or pdf format.

2008-07-10

215

Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On May 16, 1991, the NASA Headquarters Propulsion, Power, and Energy Division and the NASA Lewis Research Center Low Thrust Propulsion Branch hosted a workshop attended by key experts in magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thrusters and associated sciences. The scope was limited to high power MPD thrusters suitable for major NASA space exploration missions, and its purpose was to initiate the process of increasing the expectations and prospects for MPD research, primarily by increasing the level of cooperation, interaction, and communication between parties within the MPD community.

1991-01-01

216

Summaries of the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 3: AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication is the third containing summaries for the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on January 23-26, 1995. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on January 23-24. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1; (2) The Airborne synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on January 25-26. The summaries for this workshop appear in this volume; and (3) The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on January 26. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

Vanzyl, Jakob (editor)

1995-01-01

217

Summaries of the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 2: TIMS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication is the second volume of the summaries for the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on January 23-26, 1995. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop on January 23-24. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1; (2) The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop on January 25-26. The summaries for this workshop appear in volume 3; and (3) The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop on January 26. The summaries for this workshop appear in this volume.

Realmuto, Vincent J. (editor)

1995-01-01

218

Summaries of the 4th Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 2: TIMS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is volume 2 of a three volume set of publications that contain the summaries for the Fourth Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held in Washington, D.C. on October 25-29, 1993. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on October 25-26. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1. The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on October 27. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2. The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on October 28-29. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 3.

Realmuto, Vincent J. (editor)

1993-01-01

219

Summaries of the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 1: AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication is the first of three containing summaries for the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on January 23-26, 1995. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on January 23-24. The summaries for this workshop appear in this volume; (2) The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on January 25-26. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 3; and (3) The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on January 26. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

Green, Robert O. (editor)

1995-01-01

220

Summaries of the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 2: TIMS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the preliminary agenda and summaries for the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on 1-5 June 1992. This main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on June 1 and 2; the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1; (2) the Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on June 3; the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2; and (3) the Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on June 4 and 5; the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 3.

Realmuto, Vincent J. (editor)

1992-01-01

221

Summaries of the 4th Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 1: AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Fourth Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held in Washington, D. C. October 25-29, 1993 The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, October 25-26 (the summaries for this workshop appear in this volume, Volume 1); The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TMIS) workshop, on October 27 (the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2); and The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, October 28-29 (the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 3).

Green, Robert O. (editor)

1993-01-01

222

Summaries of the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 3: AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the preliminary agenda and summaries for the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on 1-5 June 1992. This main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on June 1 and 2; the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1; (2) the Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on June 3; the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2; and (3) the Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on June 4 and 5; the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 3.

Vanzyl, Jakob (editor)

1992-01-01

223

NASA Discovery Program Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of the workshop was to review concepts for Discover-class missions that would follow the first two missions (MESUR-Pathfinder and NEAR) of this new program. The concepts had been generated by scientists involved in NASA's Solar System Exploration Program to carry out scientifically important investigations within strict guidelines -- $150 million cap on development cost and 3 year cap on development schedule. Like the Astrophysics Small Explorers (SMEX), such 'faster and cheaper' missions could provide vitality to solar system exploration research by returning high quality data more frequently and regularly and by involving many more young researchers than normally participate directly in larger missions. An announcement of opportunity (AO) to propose a Discovery mission to NASA is expected to be released in about two years time. One purpose of the workshop was to assist Code SL in deciding how to allocate its advanced programs resources. A second, complimentary purpose was to provide the concept proposers with feedback to allow them to better prepare for the AO.

1992-01-01

224

Microgravity Combustion Diagnostics Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Through the Microgravity Science and Applications Division (MSAD) of the Office of Space Science and Applications (OSSA) at NASA Headquarters, a program entitled, Advanced Technology Development (ATD) was promulgated with the objective of providing advanced technologies that will enable the development of future microgravity science and applications experimental flight hardware. Among the ATD projects one, Microgravity Combustion Diagnostics (MCD), has the objective of developing advanced diagnostic techniques and technologies to provide nonperturbing measurements of combustion characteristics and parameters that will enhance the scientific integrity and quality of microgravity combustion experiments. As part of the approach to this project, a workshop was held on July 28 and 29, 1987, at the NASA Lewis Research Center. A small group of laser combustion diagnosticians met with a group of microgravity combustion experimenters to discuss the science requirements, the state-of-the-art of laser diagnostic technology, and plan the direction for near-, intermediate-, and long-term programs. This publication describes the proceedings of that workshop.

Santoro, Gilbert J. (editor); Greenberg, Paul S. (editor); Piltch, Nancy D. (editor)

1988-01-01

225

OMLTA Workshop Booklet, 1978-1979.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is a guideline to those interested in the Ohio Modern Language Teachers Association Workshops. Outlined are the membership policies, responsibilities of the local workshop director, guidelines for selecting consultants, site selection, publicity guidelines, and OMLTA workshops and consultants. A complete description of each workshop

Ohio Modern Language Teachers Association, Columbus.

226

IA Tuesday Workshop Materials, Spring 2010  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

All Workshop Materials during Spring 2010 for printing and viewing. Participant materials for IA Workshop during spring 2009. For viewing and printing convenience each resource is a pdf. For your convenience, there is a link to download the free Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader Workshop Materials * Day 1 Handout with workshop requirements * Day 2 Handout ...

Olsen, Mr.

2010-01-19

227

Pornography and sex crimes in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Pornography continues to be a contentious matter with those on the one side arguing it detrimental to society while others argue it is pleasurable to many and a feature of free speech. The advent of the Internet with the ready availability of sexually explicit materials thereon particularly has seemed to raise questions of its influence. Following the effects of a new law in the Czech Republic that allowed pornography to a society previously having forbidden it allowed us to monitor the change in sex related crime that followed the change. As found in all other countries in which the phenomenon has been studied, rape and other sex crimes did not increase. Of particular note is that this country, like Denmark and Japan, had a prolonged interval during which possession of child pornography was not illegal and, like those other countries, showed a significant decrease in the incidence of child sex abuse. PMID:21116701

Diamond, Milton; Jozifkova, Eva; Weiss, Petr

2011-10-01

228

Interaction of radon and smoking among Czech uranium miners.  

PubMed

The study is based on a case-control study nested within a cohort study (11 000 miners and 1074 lung cancers). The controls were individually matched by year of birth and attained age. Smoking data were collected in person or from relatives of deceased subjects or from medical files. The study resulted in 850 cases of lung cancer with smoking data. The linear dependence of lung cancer relative risk (RR) on radon exposure adjusted for smoking was not substantially different from analyses when smoking was ignored and reflected mainly the risk among smokers. However, the excess RR per unit exposure among never smokers (70 cases) was substantially higher in comparison with that in smokers, reflecting differences in lung morphometry and clearance. The RRs from combined effects are substantially lower than the risk derived from the multiplicative model, but somewhat higher than those from the additive model. The work was supported by the Czech Ministry of Health (IGA NS 10596). PMID:21471126

Tomasek, L

2011-05-01

229

Rickettsiae in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Tick-borne rickettsiae are an important topic in the field of emerging infectious diseases. In the study, we screened a total of 1473 field-collected Ixodes ricinus ticks (1294 nymphs, 99 males, and 80 females) for the presence of human pathogenic rickettsiae (Rickettsia helvetica, R. monacensis, 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis', and Anaplasma phagocytophilum) in natural and urban ecosystems using molecular techniques. The minimum infection rate (MIR) for Rickettsia spp. was found to be 2.9% in an urban park and 3.4% in a natural forest ecosystem; for 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis', we observed MIRs of 0.4% in the city park and 4.4% in the natural habitat, while for A. phagocytophilum the MIR was 9.4% and 1.9%, respectively. Our study provides the first data on the occurrence of human pathogenic rickettsiae in questing I. ricinus ticks in the Czech Republic. PMID:24252265

Venclikova, Kristyna; Rudolf, Ivo; Mendel, Jan; Betasova, Lenka; Hubalek, Zdenek

2014-03-01

230

Job satisfaction and subjective well-being among Czech nurses.  

PubMed

The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between domains of the job satisfaction and components of subjective well-being in nurses. A convenience sample of hospital nurses was recruited from six hospitals in Czech Republic. Data were collected using a set of questionnaires that included the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale, the Positive Affect Scale, the Negative Affect Scale and the Personal Well-being Index. We confirmed low association between job satisfaction and subjective well-being of nurses. Satisfaction with extrinsic rewards, co-workers and family/work balance accounted for only a small percentage of variance in cognitive component of subjective well-being. Positive affect was predicted by interaction opportunities and scheduling. Negative affect was predicted by interaction opportunities and scheduling and intention to leave the actual workplace. Low percentage of the variance suggests that subjective well-being is not strongly influenced by job satisfaction. PMID:24713016

Gurková, Elena; Haroková, Sylvie; Džuka, Jozef; Ziaková, Katarína

2014-04-01

231

Antiurease activity of plants growing in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The antiurease activity of the aqueous extracts of 42 plants growing in the Czech Republic was investigated. A phenol-hypochlorite reaction was used for the determination of ammonia produced by urease. The inhibitory activity of the extracts at a concentration of 0.2 mg/mL varied from 17.8% to 80.0%. Extracts from six Potentilla species expressed inhibitory activity against jack bean urease. They were further investigated for their phenolic constituents and the major compounds were subjected to molecular docking. The results revealed that both jack bean urease and Helicobacter pylori urease were inhibited by quercetin-3-O-?-d-galactopyranoside-6?-gallate (1), myricetin-3-O-?-d-glucuronide (2), tiliroside (3) and B-type procyanidin (4). The antiurease activity of the investigated Potentilla species is probably due to the presence of complex phenolic constituents such as flavonoid glycosides and catechin dimers. PMID:24579848

H?ibová, Petra; Khazneh, Elian; Zemli?ka, Milan; Svajdlenka, Emil; Ghoneim, Mohammed M; Elokely, Khaled M; Ross, Samir A

2014-06-01

232

Implementation of the Directive 2011/24/EU in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The article describes implementation of the Directive 2011/24/EU in the Czech Republic, its consequences with individual patient's rights and financing of healthcare for citizens of the European Union. PMID:24665667

Prudil, Lukás

2014-03-01

233

The ALMA Regional Centre in the Czech Republic and the ALMA Winter School in Prague  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The scope of the work of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Regional Centre in the Czech Republic is briefly outlined and a short report is presented on the recent Winter School held in Prague.

Dabrowski, B.; Karlický, M.

2012-06-01

234

Drug scene in the Czech Republic and Slovakia during the period of transformation.  

PubMed

The article describes the development of drug-related problems in the context of the rapid sociopolitical and economic changes in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. The period of the last decade is marked by an increase in drug use in both countries; 17% of adults in the Czech Republic and 12% of the Slovaks report lifetime drug use. The respective figures are even higher for the population of adolescents. According to the data from the ESPAD survey carried out in 1999, 35% of young Czechs and 19% of young Slovaks used marijuana. Metamphetamine is the most misused substance among problem drug users in the Czech Republic, and heroin dominates in Slovakia. The response of the society to social and health problems caused by drugs is discussed in the following areas: institutional differentiation, political coordination and legislative development. The need for further social research is stressed. PMID:12457055

Csémy, Ladislav; Kubicka, Ludek; Nociar, Alojz

2002-11-01

235

[Parvovirus B19 in the Czech Republic. Seroepidemiologic study].  

PubMed

Erythema infectiosum which is caused by parvovirus B 19 is notified in the Czech Republic similarly as some other viral exanthemas under the diagnosis "Other viral infections affecting the skin and mucosae, not listed elsewhere" (B08). Analysis of the epidemiological position in the Czech Republic in 1993-1995 was based on EPIDAT data, documentation of epidemic of 1993 in the Liberec district and serologically confirmed minor epidemics (1994, 1995). An increased number of cases (in particular in late winter and early spring) is observed in several years' (cca four-year) cycles and only in some districts. Children aged 3-10 years (88.2%) are affected predominantly. All the year round however sporadic cases affecting people of all age groups are notified. Concurrent illness of several family members (usually two) was confirmed by laboratory tests only in 9 of cca 200 investigated cases. The source of infection is usually not identified. The increase in the number of cases in a given locality rose rapidly after brief time intervals. The longest interval between two cases was 24 days. In families all affected members contracted the disease with 24 hours. According to the seroprevalence of the IgG parvovirus B 19 in different age groups the majority of cases in subadult and adult subjects is not diagnosed and notified. Seroprevalence of IgG antibodies of the parvovirus B 19 in subjects with arthropathies was 72.4%, in subjects with suspect borreliosis 69.9% an in the normal population cca 50%. PMID:9162451

Sodja, I; Mrázová, M; Smelhausová, M; Sámal, J

1997-03-01

236

Returning HEU Fuel from the Czech Republic to Russia  

SciTech Connect

In December 1999, representatives from the United States, Russian Federation, and International Atomic Energy Agency began working on a program to return Russian supplied, highly enriched, uranium fuel stored at foreign research reactors to Russia. Now, under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative’s Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program, this effort has repatriated over 800 kg of highly enriched uranium to Russia from over 10 countries. In May 2004, the “Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation Concerning Cooperation for the Transfer of Russian Produced Research Reactor Nuclear Fuel to the Russian Federation” was signed. This agreement provides legal authority for the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program and establishes parameters whereby eligible countries may return highly enriched uranium spent and fresh fuel assemblies and other fissile materials to Russia. On December 8, 2007, one of the largest shipments of highly enriched uranium spent nuclear fuel was successfully made from a Russian-designed nuclear research reactor in the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation. This accomplishment is the culmination of years of planning, negotiations, and hard work. The United States, Russian Federation, and the International Atomic Energy Agency have been working together. In February 2003, Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program representatives met with the Nuclear Research Institute in Rež, Czech Republic, and discussed the return of their highly enriched uranium spent nuclear fuel to the Russian Federation for reprocessing. Nearly 5 years later, the shipment was made. This article discusses the planning, preparations, coordination, and cooperation required to make this important international shipment.

Michael Tyacke; Dr. Igor Bolshinsky

2010-09-01

237

[A brief account of the 130 year history of the First Czech Internal Medicine Clinic].  

PubMed

The first Czech medical clinic in Prague was founded in 1871 during the period of Czech revival by prof. Bohumil Eiselt. Since that time the clinic was headed by eight professors, each of them being an impressive and outstanding personality contributed significantly to its future development. The clinic keeps its immense vitality and represents the place of an outstanding curative and research activity. PMID:11925666

Friedmann, B

2002-02-01

238

Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups in the Czech Population Compared to Other European Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The analysis of mtDNA haplogroup frequency in various populations is a tool for studying human history and population dynamics. The aim of this study is to map the frequency of major mtDNA haplogroups in 300 maternally unrelated individuals representing the Czech population of the central part of the Czech Republic. Eighteen polymorphic sites in the coding region of mtDNA were

Vendula Vidrová; Eva Trefilová; Martin Magner; Ji?í Zeman

2008-01-01

239

Results of a multifactor cardiovascular risk reduction program in the czech republic: The healthy dubec project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Czech cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality rates are among the highest in the world. A 2-year community-based\\u000a project was designed to increase CVD awareness and knowledge and behavior change skills, thus stimulating change in CVD-related\\u000a behaviors. Dubec, a Czech town located just outside Prague, was the study community. Risk-factor surveys were conducted before\\u000a and after the intervention (1992 and

Cheryl L. Albright; Lumír Komárek; Katerina Osancová; Vladimír Kebza; Jarmila Janovská; Ludmila Lhotská; Jaroslava Okénková; Zdenek Roth; Jana Vignerová; Rudolf Poledne; Michal Andel; Jana Málková; Dalibor Herman; Pavel Kraml; Richard Havel; Philip Frost; Sushma Palmer; Helena C. Kraemer; John W. Farquhar

2000-01-01

240

Demographic Shifts in the Czech Republic after 1989: A Second Demographic Transition View  

Microsoft Academic Search

A dramatic change in fertility,family formation and living arrangements tookplace in the Czech Republic over the 1990s. Theestablishment of democracy, profound socialtransformation and transition to the marketeconomy affected the values and demographicbehaviour of the young Czech generation. Thispaper examines whether these demographic shiftscan be interpreted within the framework of thesecond demographic transition. The theoreticalpart discusses the idea of the transition,outlining

Tomáš Sobotka; Kryštof Zeman; Vladimíra Kantorová

2003-01-01

241

Advanced power assessment for Czech lignite. Task 3.6, Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

The US has invested heavily in research, development, and demonstration of efficient and environmentally acceptable technologies for the use of coal. The US has the opportunity to use its leadership position to market a range of advanced coal-based technologies internationally. For example, coal mining output in the Czech Republic has been decreasing. This decrease in demand can be attributed mainly to the changing structure of the Czech economy and to environmental constraints. The continued production of energy from indigenous brown coals is a major concern for the Czech Republic. The strong desire to continue to use this resource is a challenge. The Energy and Environmental Research Center undertook two major efforts recently. One effort involved an assessment of opportunities for commercialization of US coal technologies in the Czech Republic. This report is the result of that effort. The technology assessment focused on the utilization of Czech brown coals. These coals are high in ash and sulfur, and the information presented in this report focuses on the utilization of these brown coals in an economically and environmentally friendly manner. Sections 3--5 present options for utilizing the as-mined coal, while Sections 6 and 7 present options for upgrading and generating alternative uses for the lignite. Contents include Czech Republic national energy perspectives; powering; emissions control; advanced power generation systems; assessment of lignite-upgrading technologies; and alternative markets for lignite.

Sondreal, E.A.; Mann, M.D.; Weber, G.W.; Young, B.C.

1995-12-01

242

Short communication: Molecular analysis of Potato leafroll virus isolates from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The complete genomes of three Czech isolates VIRUBRA 1/045, VIRUBRA 1/046, and VIRUBRA 1/047 of Potato leafroll virus (PLRV) were sequenced and compared with 13 complete sequences of PLRV isolates available in GenBank. Among the Czech isolates, VIRUBRA 1/046 and 1/047 showed the highest nucleotide (nt) identity (98.7%). PLRV was the most conserved virus in both open reading frames (ORFs) 3 and 4. The most variable regions were ORFs 0 and Rap1. Interestingly, isolate VIRUBRA 1/045 significantly differed from the other two Czech isolates in ORFs 0 and 1. Moreover, we identified mutations in the amino acid (aa) sequences, which were specific for the Czech isolates. Phylogenetic analysis based on ORF0 showed that the Czech isolates could be classified in two of the three groupings of the phylogenetic tree obtained. This is the first report on sequence analysis of the genome sequences of PLRV isolates from the Czech Republic. PMID:19504234

Plchova, Helena; Cerovska, Noemi; Moravec, Tomas; Dedic, Petr

2009-08-01

243

Mars 2005 Sample Return Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Convened at the request of Dr. Jurgen Rahe of the NASA Office of Space Science, the purpose of this workshop was to reexamine the science issues that will determine how an optimum sample return mission would be carried out in 2005 given the new context that has emerged for Mars exploration since the last such workshop was held (in 1987). The results and summary of discussion that took place at the meeting are contained in this volume. The community was invited to participate in the preparation of the final written report by browsing through the agenda and reading the text and viewgraphs provided by workshop participants and submitting comments for that section.

Gulick, V. C. (Editor)

1997-01-01

244

Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series: Workshop 2a (Sterilization)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Studies Board of the National Research Council provided a series of recommendations to NASA on planetary protection requirements for future Mars sample return missions. One of the Board's key findings suggested, although current evidence of the martian surface suggests that life as we know it would not tolerate the planet's harsh environment, there remain 'plausible scenarios for extant microbial life on Mars.' Based on this conclusion, all samples returned from Mars should be considered potentially hazardous until it has been demonstrated that they are not. In response to the National Research Council's findings and recommendations, NASA has undertaken a series of workshops to address issues regarding NASA's proposed sample return missions. Work was previously undertaken at the Mars Sample Handling and Protocol Workshop 1 (March 2000) to formulate recommendations on effective methods for life detection and/or biohazard testing on returned samples. The NASA Planetary Protection Officer convened the Mars Sample Sterilization Workshop, the third in the Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series, on November 28-30, 2000 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn Westpark, Arlington, Virginia. Because of the short timeframe between this Workshop and the second Workshop in the Series, which was convened in October 2000 in Bethesda, Maryland, they were developed in parallel, so the Sterilization Workshop and its report have therefore been designated as '2a'). The focus of Workshop 2a was to make recommendations for effective sterilization procedures for all phases of Mars sample return missions, and to answer the question of whether we can sterilize samples in such a way that the geological characteristics of the samples are not significantly altered.

Rummel, John D. (Editor); Brunch, Carl W. (Editor); Setlow, Richard B. (Editor); DeVincenzi, Donald L. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

245

Risk Management Techniques and Practice Workshop Workshop Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the request of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a two-day Risk Management Techniques and Practice (RMTAP) workshop held September 18-19 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. The purpose of the workshop, which was sponsored by the SC\\/Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program and the National Nuclear Security Administration

T Quinn; M Zosel

2008-01-01

246

Aviation Particle Emissions Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Aviation Particle Emissions Workshop was held on November 18 19, 2003, in Cleveland, Ohio. It was sponsored by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) under the Vehicle Systems Program (VSP) and the Ultra- Efficient Engine Technology (UEET) Project. The objectives were to build a sound foundation for a comprehensive particulate research roadmap and to provide a forum for discussion among U.S. stakeholders and researchers. Presentations included perspectives from the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, and United States airports. There were five interactive technical sessions: sampling methodology, measurement methodology, particle modeling, database, inventory and test venue, and air quality. Each group presented technical issues which generated excellent discussion. The five session leads collaborated with their members to present summaries and conclusions to each content area.

Wey, Chowen C. (Editor)

2004-01-01

247

Welding in Space Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The potential was discussed for welding in space, its advantages and disadvantages, and what type of programs can benefit from the capability. Review of the various presentations and comments made in the course of the workshop suggests several routes to obtaining a better understanding of how welding processes can be used in NASA's initiatives in space. They are as follows: (1) development of a document identifying well processes and equipment requirements applicable to space and lunar environments; (2) more demonstrations of welding particular hardware which are to be used in the above environments, especially for space repair operations; (3) increased awareness among contractors responsible for building space equipment as to the potential for welding operations in space and on other planetary bodies; and (4) continuation of space welding research projects is important to maintain awareness within NASA that welding in space is viable and beneficial.

Workman, Gary L.

1990-01-01

248

Seals Code Development Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Seals Workshop of 1995 industrial code (INDSEAL) release include ICYL, GCYLT, IFACE, GFACE, SPIRALG, SPIRALI, DYSEAL, and KTK. The scientific code (SCISEAL) release includes conjugate heat transfer and multidomain with rotordynamic capability. Several seals and bearings codes (e.g., HYDROFLEX, HYDROTRAN, HYDROB3D, FLOWCON1, FLOWCON2) are presented and results compared. Current computational and experimental emphasis includes multiple connected cavity flows with goals of reducing parasitic losses and gas ingestion. Labyrinth seals continue to play a significant role in sealing with face, honeycomb, and new sealing concepts under investigation for advanced engine concepts in view of strict environmental constraints. The clean sheet approach to engine design is advocated with program directions and anticipated percentage SFC reductions cited. Future activities center on engine applications with coupled seal/power/secondary flow streams.

Hendricks, Robert C. (Compiler); Liang, Anita D. (Compiler)

1996-01-01

249

Astro-Science Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Astro-Science Workshop is an opportunity for students in high school who are seriously interested in astronomy to engage in learning experiences of the highest intellectual quality. Different research astronomers each week present students with stimulating lectures. A program coordinator designs reading and problem-solving homework, which students are encouraged to complete. This mature atmosphere allows students to engage in astronomy studies in a manner more typically expected of graduate students. The course is elective; however, students need a recommendation by a teacher. No credit is given. A \\$2000 scholarship and two smaller awards are granted to the students who complete both terms and score highest on the exams and homework. This year students used computers to do image processing of CCD images with a program called Hands-On Universe, investigating how astronomers use photometry to measure the period and distance of Cepheid variable stars.

Carlson, Eric; Hoette, Vivian

1995-05-01

250

Signal sciences workshop proceedings  

SciTech Connect

This meeting is aimed primarily at signal processing and controls. The technical program for the 1997 Workshop includes a variety of efforts in the Signal Sciences with applications in the Microtechnology Area a new program at LLNL and a future area of application for both Signal/Image Sciences. Special sessions organized by various individuals in Seismic and Optical Signal Processing as well as Micro-Impulse Radar Processing highlight the program, while the speakers at the Signal Processing Applications session discuss various applications of signal processing/control to real world problems. For the more theoretical, a session on Signal Processing Algorithms was organized as well as for the more pragmatic, featuring a session on Real-Time Signal Processing.

Candy, J.V.

1997-05-01

251

Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 2; AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on March 4-8, 1996, was divided into two smaller workshops:(1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, and The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop. This current paper, Volume 2 of the Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, presents the summaries for The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop.

Kim, Yun-Jin (Editor)

1996-01-01

252

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Abstract (2,250 Maximum Characters): The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, professional astronomers, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy Workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses as well as more specialized classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students. Here we briefly describe the tools most relevant for the Professional Dynamical Astronomer. Solar Systems Visualizer: The orbital motions of planets, moons, and asteroids in the Solar System as well as many of the planets in exoplanetary systems are animated at their correct relative speeds in accurate to-scale drawings. Zoom in from the chaotic outer satellite systems of the giant planets all the way to their innermost ring systems. Orbital Integrators: Determine the orbital evolution of your initial conditions for a number of different scenarios including motions subject to general central forces, the classic three-body problem, and satellites of planets and exoplanets. Zero velocity curves are calculated and automatically included on relevant plots. Orbital Elements: Convert quickly and easily between state vectors and orbital elements with Changing the Elements. Use other routines to visualize your three-dimensional orbit and to convert between the different commonly used sets of orbital elements including the true, mean, and eccentric anomalies. Solar System Calculators: These tools calculate a user-defined mathematical expression simultaneously for all of the Solar System's planets (Planetary Calculator) or moons (Satellite Calculator). Key physical and orbital data are automatically accessed as needed.

Hamilton, Douglas P.

2013-05-01

253

Turbulence Modeling Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Advances in turbulence modeling are needed in order to calculate high Reynolds number flows near the onset of separation and beyond. To this end, the participants in this workshop made the following recommendations. (1) A national/international database and standards for turbulence modeling assessment should be established. Existing experimental data sets should be reviewed and categorized. Advantage should be taken of other efforts already under-way, such as that of the European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion (ERCOFTAC) consortium. Carefully selected "unit" experiments will be needed, as well as advances in instrumentation, to fill the gaps in existing datasets. A high priority should be given to document existing turbulence model capabilities in a standard form, including numerical implementation issues such as grid quality and resolution. (2) NASA should support long-term research on Algebraic Stress Models and Reynolds Stress Models. The emphasis should be placed on improving the length-scale equation, since it is the least understood and is a key component of two-equation and higher models. Second priority should be given to the development of improved near-wall models. Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) and Large Eddy Simulations (LES) would provide valuable guidance in developing and validating new Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) models. Although not the focus of this workshop, DNS, LES, and hybrid methods currently represent viable approaches for analysis on a limited basis. Therefore, although computer limitations require the use of RANS methods for realistic configurations at high Reynolds number in the foreseeable future, a balanced effort in turbulence modeling development, validation, and implementation should include these approaches as well.

Rubinstein, R. (Editor); Rumsey, C. L. (Editor); Salas, M. D. (Editor); Thomas, J. L. (Editor); Bushnell, Dennis M. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

254

Workshop on Extreme Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

abstract-type="normal">SummaryNever before has there been such a wealth of versatile ground- and space-based facilities with which to detect variable emission across the electromagnetic spectrum and beyond, to non-EM signals such as neutrinos and gravitational waves, to probe the most extreme phenomena in the Universe. The variable sky is already providing a wealth of new and surprising observations of phenomena such as GRBs, SNe and AGN that are pushing current theories beyond the state of the art. Multi-messenger follow-up will soon become de rigeur, and upcoming radio and optical all-sky transient surveys will revolutionise the study of the transient Universe. In addition to the technical and data challenges presented by such surveys, a major new challenge will be the interpretation of the wealth of available data and the identification of the underlying physics of new classes of variable (and potentially exotic) objects. Theoretical predictions will be vital for interpreting these future transient discoveries. The goal of this workshop was to bring together theorists and observers in order to identify unexplored synergies across three main research areas of extreme physics: gamma-ray bursts, supernovć and, more generically, relativistic jets. It aimed to discuss key outstanding questions in these rapidly moving fields, such as the composition and acceleration of GRB and AGN jets, GRB progenitors and central engines, the origin of the wide range of observed variability time-scales in GRB prompt and after-glow light curves and related cosmological applications, the physics of the newly-discovered ultra-luminous SN-like optical transients-as well as to speculate on what we might hope to discover with future technology. The workshop absorbed two 90-minute sessions, selecting 3 main science topics (Relativistic Jets, GRBs and SNe) which it organised as structured discussions driven by a series of short but provocative questions. The final session featured a panel-led debate but with full audience participation.

Mundell, Carole; Sullivan, Mark

2012-04-01

255

Workshop on the Archean Mantle.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Workshop on the Archaen mantle considers and discusses evidence for the nature of earth's Archaen mantle, including its composition, age and structure, influence on the origin and evolution of earth's crust, and relationship to mantle and crustal evol...

L. D. Ashwal

1989-01-01

256

Workshop on Mars Telescopic Observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mars Telescopic Observations Workshop, held August 14-15, 1995, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, was organized and planned with two primary goals in mind: The first goal was to facilitate discussions among and between amateur and professional observers and to create a workshop environment fostering collaborations and comparisons within the Mars observing community. The second goal was to explore the role of continuing telescopic observations of Mars in the upcoming era of increased spacecraft exploration. The 24 papers presented at the workshop described the current NASA plans for Mars exploration over the next decade, current and recent Mars research being performed by professional astronomers, and current and past Mars observations being performed by amateur observers and observing associations. The workshop was divided into short topical sessions concentrating on programmatic overviews, groundbased support of upcoming spacecraft experiments, atmospheric observations, surface observations, modeling and numerical studies, and contributions from amateur astronomers.

Bell, J. F., III (Editor); Moersch, J. E. (Editor)

1995-01-01

257

Utility solar water heating workshops  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project was to explore the problems and opportunities for utility participation with solar water heating as a DSM measure. Expected benefits from the workshops included an increased awareness and interest by utilities in solar water heating as well as greater understanding by federal research and policy officials of utility perspectives for purposes of planning and programming. Ultimately, the project could result in better information transfer, increased implementation of solar water heating programs, greater penetration of solar systems, and more effective research projects. The objective of the workshops was satisfied. Each workshop succeeded in exploring the problems and opportunities for utility participation with solar water heating as a DSM option. The participants provided a range of ideas and suggestions regarding useful next steps for utilities and NREL. According to evaluations, the participants believed the workshops were very valuable, and they returned to their utilities with new information, ideas, and commitment.

Barrett, L.B. (Barrett Consulting Associates, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO (United States))

1992-01-01

258

Merkel Cell Carcinoma Workshop, 2009  

Cancer.gov

January 09, 2009 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM National Institutes of Health Neurosciences Center Rockville MD + Add to Outlook Calendar Workshop on Merkel Cell Carcinoma Basic, Epidemiologic, Translational and Clinical Research January 9th, 2009 National Institutes

259

Microbial Corrosion: 1988 Workshop Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

Microbial action can greatly increase corrosion damage in power plant water systems. This workshop pulled together practical experience and theoretical knowledge on microbially induced corrosion, documented diagnostic and treatment methods, and identified areas for future research.

None

1989-04-01

260

Mars Pathfinder Landing Site Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mars Pathfinder Project is an approved Discovery-class mission that will place a lander and rover on the surface of the Red Planet in July 1997. The Mars Pathfinder Landing Site Workshop was designed to allow the Mars scientific community to provide input as to where to land Pathfinder on Mars. The workshop was attended by over 60 people from around the United States and from Europe. Over 20 landing sites were proposed at the workshop, and the scientific questions and problems concerning each were addressed. The workshop and the discussion that occured during and afterward have significantly improved the ability to select a scientifically exciting but safe landing site on Mars.

Golombek, Matthew (editor)

1994-01-01

261

Proceedings: Commercial Refrigeration Research Workshop  

SciTech Connect

Improving refrigeration systems for commercial use can enhance both utility load factors and supermarket profits. This workshop has pinpointed research needs in commercial refrigeration and systems integration for a supermarket environment.

None

1984-10-01

262

Proprietary Items and Rehabilitation Workshops.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes a project for the design and development of consumer products to be produced in workshops for the handicapped, and the distribution of such products through commercial marketing channels in an attempt to increase the kind, sources and...

V. Velez J. W. Chaddick A. Dempsey

1972-01-01

263

Fourth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This Conference Publication contains 84 papers presented at the Fourth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop held in Cleveland, Ohio, from May 19 to 21, 1997. The purpose of the workshop was twofold: to exchange information about the progress and promise of combustion science in microgravity and to provide a forum to discuss which areas in microgravity combustion science need to be expanded profitably and which should be included in upcoming NASA Research Announcements (NRA).

Sacksteder, Kurt R. (Compiler)

1997-01-01

264

IFPA Meeting 2008 Workshops Report  

PubMed Central

Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting. At the IFPA meeting 2008 diverse topics were discussed in 12 themed workshops. Topics covered included: immunology of placentation; galectins and trophoblast invasion; signaling in implantation and invasion; markers to identify trophoblast subpopulations; placental pathology; placental toxicology; stereology; placental transport of fatty acids; placental mesenchymal stem cells; comparative placentation; trophoblast and neoplasia; trophoblast differentiation. This report is a summary of the various topics covered.

Lash, G.E.; Ansari, T.; Bischof, P.; Burton, G.J.; Chamley, L.; Crocker, I.; Dantzer, V.; Desoye, G.; Drewlo, S.; Fazleabas, A.; Jansson, T.; Keating, S.; Kliman, H.J.; Lang, I.; Mayhew, T.; Meiri, H.; Miller, R.K.; Nelson, D.M.; Pfarrer, C.; Roberts, C.; Samar, M.; Sharma, S.; Shiverick, K.; Strunk, D.; Turner, M.A.; Huppertz, B.

2009-01-01

265

Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop, 1997  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains papers from the 1997 Thermal Barrier Coatings Workshop, sponsored by the TBC Interagency Coordination Committee. The Workshop was held in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, May 19-21, 1997. The papers cover the topics of heat transfer and conductivity of thermal barrier coatings, failure mechanisms and characterization of the coatings as well as characterization of coating deposition methods. Speakers included research, development and user groups in academia, industry and government.

Brindley, William J. (Compiler)

1998-01-01

266

Midwest Transmission Workshop II Summary  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 After introductions of all participants, Abby Arnold, RESOLVE, reviewed the purpose of the meeting and the agenda. The purpose of the workshop was to share the results of the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) scenario development for wind and other fuel sources and the corresponding implications for transmission throughout the MISO control area. The workshop agenda is included in Attachment A.

Kevin Bryan

2002-12-05

267

Fourth Aircraft Interior Noise Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The fourth in a series of NASA/SAE Interior Noise Workshops was held on May 19 and 20, 1992. The theme of the workshop was new technology and applications for aircraft noise with emphasis on source noise prediction; cabin noise prediction; cabin noise control, including active and passive methods; and cabin interior noise procedures. This report is a compilation of the presentations made at the meeting which addressed the above issues.

Stephens, David G. (compiler)

1992-01-01

268

Workshop home page Aug. 6-8, 2001  

Cancer.gov

DIET, DNA METHYLATION PROCESSES AND HEALTH WORKSHOP Workshop Dates: August 6-8, 2001 Workshop Site: Natcher Conference CenterNational Institutes of HealthBethesda, Maryland Overview: The trans-HHS workshop on "Diet, DNA Methylation

269

Music and the Nature: Input of the Czech Composers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Extraordinary occasions for art of any kind - music, creative graphic and plastic arts, literature (classic, modern incl. science fiction), theatre, cinema, etc. - exist to harmonise individual personal interests with those of the humanity well-being and of the Nature and also to cultivate individual spirituality and the appropriate values. Arts can be applied as irreplaceable means for making any human being better, for improving his sense for solidarity and for increasing his ethical sensibility. An interest for the art should be cultivated already since the childhood. - How much of inspiration for numerous composers all over the world has been given by the Nature, how much of inspiration for people who by listening to such a music are increasing nobility of their behaviour as well as their friendly approach to the Nature. - Many classical music works have been written with a strong inspiration by the Nature itself from the past until today. The actual Year of the Czech Music gives the possibility to present the most famous Czech composers inspired by the Nature (selected examples only): Bed?ich Smetana (1824 - 1884): At the sea shore - a concert etude for piano inspired by his stay in Göteborg (Sweden); Vltava (Moldau) - a symphonic poem from the cycle "My country" inspired by the river crossing Bohemia from the South to Prague; From the Bohemian woods and meadows - another symphonic poem from the same cycle. Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904): V p?írod? (In the Nature) - a work for orchestra Leoš Janá?ek (1854 - 1928): P?íhody li\\vsky Bystrou\\vsky (The Cunning Little Vixen) - an opera situated mostly in a forest. Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951): Velké širé rodné lány (Big large native fields) - a choir for men singers inspired by the nature in the region where the composer as a boy from Prague was visiting his grand-father. Vít?zslav Novák (1870 - 1949): In Tatra mountains - a symphonic poem expressing the author's passion for the famous Slovak mountains. Josef Suk (1874 - 1935): Pohádka léta (A Summer's Tale) - a work for orchestra remembering a relax and consolation in beauties of the Nature. Bohuslav Martin? (1890 - 1959): Otvírání studánek (The Opening of the Springs) - cantata for soli, female chorus and instrumental accompaniment remembering old local customs of purifying water in the wells when spring comes.

Nemec (1), Vaclav; Nemcova (2), Lidmila

2014-05-01

270

Congenital cataract, facial dysmorphism and demyelinating neuropathy (CCFDN) in 10 Czech gypsy children - frequent and underestimated cause of disability among Czech gypsies  

PubMed Central

Background Congenital Cataract Facial Dysmorphism and demyelinating Neuropathy (CCFDN, OMIM 604468) is an autosomal recessive multi-system disorder which was first described in Bulgarian Gypsies in 1999. It is caused by the homozygous founder mutation c.863?+?389C?>?T in the CTDP1 gene. The syndrome has been described exclusively in patients of Gypsy ancestry. The prevalence of this disorder in the Gypsy population in the Czech Republic and Central Europe is not known and is probably underestimated and under-diagnosed. Methods We clinically diagnosed and assessed 10 CCFDN children living in the Czech Republic. All patients are children of different ages, all of Gypsy origin born in the Czech Republic. Molecular genetic testing for the founder CTDP1 gene mutation was performed. Results All patients are homozygous for the c.863?+?389C?>?T mutation in the CTDP1 gene. All patients presented a bilateral congenital cataract and microphthalmos and had early cataract surgery. Correct diagnosis was not made until the age of two. All patients had variably delayed motor milestones. Gait is characteristically paleocerebellar in all the patients. Mental retardation was variable and usually mild. Conclusions Clinical diagnosis of CCFDN should be easy for an informed pediatrician or neurologist by the obligate signalling trias of congenital bilateral cataract, developmental delay and later demyelinating neuropathy. Our data indicate a probably high prevalence of CCFDN in the Czech Gypsy ethnic subpopulation.

2014-01-01

271

Risk Mapping Case Study: Industrial Area Of Trinec Town (Czech Republic) potentially endangered by floods and landslides  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of present questions in the context of natural and technological risk mapping, which become important in last years, is analysis and assessment of selected types of multirisks. It results from relevant R&D projetcs and also from international workshops and conferences. From various surveys and presented activities it is evident existence a lot of data and methodological approaches for single risk categories but a lack of tested methodological approaches for multirisks. Within framework of workgroup was done literature search of multirisk assessment methodologies and innovations. The idea of this relatively small, local scale case study arose during the 3rd Risk Mapping Workshop, coordinated by EC DG JRC, IPSC in November 2007. The proposal was based on the previous risk analysis and assessment project, which has been done for Frydek-Mistek County area (Czech Republic) in the year 2002. Several industrial facilities in the Trinec are partly situated in the inundation area of river Olše and are partly protected by concrete barriers built on the banks of Olše. It has to be mentioned that these banks are unstable and in the permanent slow movement. If iron-concrete barriers will be overflowed by water as the result of sudden bank landslide or flood wave, it could trigger several industrial accidents on steel and energy production facilities. Area is highly developed from demographic and socioeconomic point of view. Selected area is in high stage of geological, engineering geological and hydrogeological investigation. Most important scenarios of acidents in the area were developed by What-If analysis and Black box analysis (just growth of several different scenarios; qualitative analysis). In the period of few years later, more QRA analyses of industrial risks were proceeded separately, thanks to District Office, public and Seveso II Directive requirements. General scenarios of multi-hazard events was considered. In the case study, three methodologies was applied to assess hazard and risk: qualitative approach based on German methodology of Risk matrix compilation; quantitative approach based on statistical methods previously used for the area between two towns Hlohovec and Sered in Slovakia; quantitative approach for the modelling of the floods on the river Olse based on model HEC-RAS. For evaluation of selected scenarios impacts to the facilities and also to the public, including evaluation of present barriers, was used also method of expert assesment. With regard to the preliminary results it could be estimated, that flooding of industrial facilities is less probable due to existing barriers, but several usefull recomendations for similar prone areas could be derived. Acknowledgements This work is partially supported by the Czech Ministry of the Evnironment in the frame of R&D project "Comprehensive Interactions between Natural Processes and Industry with Regard to Major Accident Prevention and Emergency Planning" (Registration Number: SPII 1a10 45/07).

Dobes, P.; Hrdina, P.; Kotatko, A.; Danihelka, P.; Bednarik, M.; Krejci, O.; Kasperakova, D.

2009-04-01

272

Avian haemosporidians in haematophagous insects in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The degree to which avian haemosporidian parasites can exploit different vectors as a definitive host has ecological implications for their transmission and biogeography. Studies targeting haemosporidian parasites using precise molecular detection methods are almost lacking in Central Europe, however. Here, we utilized PCR-based molecular methods to detect avian haemosporidians in insect vectors in the Czech Republic. Nine lineages of parasites belonging to three genera, Haemoproteus, Plasmodium, and Leucocytozoon, were detected in pooled samples of insect individuals, of which three lineages had not yet been discovered in previous studies. All three Leucocytozoon lineages were found exclusively in black flies, while five Haemoproteus lineages were found in biting midges. The most abundant insect species Culicoides kibunensis harbored three Haemoproteus lineages, and the second-most numerous species Culicoides segnis even four. The positive mosquitoes of Culex pipiens complex hosted two parasite lineages, one Plasmodium and one Haemoproteus, the latter of which, however, could suggest the aberrant development of this parasite in an unusual invertebrate host. The co-occurrence of Haemoproteus ROFI1 and TURDUS2 lineages in both insects and birds at the same study plot suggests a transmission of these lineages during breeding season of birds. PMID:23224608

Synek, Petr; Munclinger, Pavel; Albrecht, Tomáš; Votýpka, Jan

2013-02-01

273

Czech International Network of Multipath Ionospheric Doppler Shift Measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last couple of years we developed, constructed and installed several ionospheric Doppler shift measuring systems. They are devoted to studies of short-period gravity waves and long-period infrasound in the ionosphere in relation to various Earth's surface, atmospheric and ionospheric phenomena. The system in the Czech Republic covers western part of the country and consists of five 3.59 MHz and three 4.65 MHz transmitters and two central receivers in Prague. Transmitting frequencies of individual transmitters are shifted by 4 Hz in order to avoid overlap. Another system, which consists of three radio paths with central receiver in Hermanus, was installed in the southernmost South Africa in 2010 and a similar system began to work in the northern South Africa with receiver in Louisville in 2013. Another three-path system was installed in Tucuman in the northwestern Argentina in 2012. The newest system consisting of three transmitters and two well-spaced receivers was installed in the northern half of Taiwan in October 2013. Examples of results will also be presented.

Laštovi?ka, Jan; Chum, Jaroslav; Buresova, Dalia; Base, Jiri; Hruska, Frantisek

2014-05-01

274

Reducing environmental impact of dairy cattle: a Czech case study.  

PubMed

We analyze options to reduce the future environmental impact of dairy cattle production, using an optimization model (DAIRY) applied to the Czech Republic. The DAIRY model can be used to calculate the overall environmental impact (OEI). We show that aquatic eutrophication and global warming are the 2 most important problems caused by dairy cattle. These problems are largely caused by nitrate leaching and emissions from animal housing. The DAIRY model indicates that the costs of reducing the OEI in 2020 by 20% are 12 MEuro. It is most cost effective to achieve this reduction by improving the efficiency of animal manure used as fertilizer. We tested the sensitivity of the model to assumptions about the following: 1) the relative importance of environmental problems as expressed in weighting factors, and 2) future cattle numbers and milk yield per milking cow. The first case indicates that disagreement on which problem is most urgent need not lead to disagreement about policies to be undertaken. Regardless of the weighting factors used, aquatic eutrophication and global warming are the most important problems. However, the overall costs of reducing the OEI differ with alternative sets of weighting factors, because the costs of emission reduction differ among pollutants. The second case shows that the DAIRY model results are more sensitive to changes in cattle numbers than to changes in milk yield. This study is the first integrated assessment of dairy cattle production for a Central European country and illustrates how systematic analyses may help to find optimal solutions. PMID:20821700

Havlikova, Martina; Kroeze, Carolien

2010-07-01

275

Development of the local quasigeoid model for the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Increasing demands for precise GNSS levelling in the Czech Republic as well as exclusively available gravity and terrain data raised up the realization of a more accurate transformation between the ETRS and the vertical reference system Bpv (Baltic after adjustment), known also as a quasigeoid model. In order to meet high accuracy requirements for the model, the setting and the solution of the geodetic boundary value problem were reconsidered. The problem is formulated for gravity disturbances and the representation formula for the solution was derived by means of the Green's function method constructed for an oblate ellipsoid of revolution. Resulting integral kernel, as an analogue to the so-called Hotine function, was used in the convolution for numerical evaluation of the disturbing potential. The difference between the ellipsoid and the terrain was taken into account through successive approximations. The resulting solution leads to a detailed knowledge of the residual disturbing potential T on the Earth's surface in the area of interest. In addition, restoring the global low-frequency part of T and inserting non-gravitational systematical effects associated with Bpv, that have been identified too, make it possible to interpret the results in terms of height anomalies or quasigeoid heights within the Bpv system. The resolution, accuracy and precision of the transformation between ETRS and Bpv is discussed and compared with the quasigeoid models available today.

Nesvadba, Otakar; Holota, Petr; Lederer, Martin

2013-04-01

276

Low level air radioactivity measurements in Prague, Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Activity concentrations of radionuclides in the atmosphere have been monitored for over 21 years in the Czech Republic, at present at 10 sampling sites. Results of long-time observation of the radionuclides (137)Cs, (7)Be, (210)Pb, (22)Na, (40)K, (238)Pu, (239,240)Pu, (90)Sr, (85)Kr and (14)C and statistical analysis of the data from the monitoring site in Prague are given in the paper. In 2007 mean activity concentrations of monitored radionuclides at Prague monitoring site in Bq/m(3) were: (85)Kr, 1.6 x 10(+0); (14)C, 5.3 x 10(-2); (137)Cs, 6.8 x 10(-7); (7)Be, 4.3 x 10(-3); (210)Pb, 5.3 x 10(-4); (40)K, 1.8 x 10(-5); (22)Na, 3.5 x 10(-7); (90)Sr, 5-7 x 10(-8); (238)Pu, 1-2 x 10(-10) and (239,240)Pu, 1.7 x 10(-9). PMID:19249222

Rulík, P; Malá, H; Becková, V; Hölgye, Z; Schlesingerová, E; Svetlík, I; Skrkal, J

2009-05-01

277

Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis in Adults: The Czech Republic Experience  

PubMed Central

Background. Listeria monocytogenes (LM) is currently the third most frequent pathogen of bacterial meningitis in adults. Methods. A prospective study of patients with LM meningitis in a Czech tertiary care hospital, carried out from 1997 to 2012. Results. Thirty-one patients were diagnosed with LM meningitis, which was 7% of a total of 440 adult patients with acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) over a 16-year period. Their median age was 63 years, range 26–80 years. Nineteen patients (61%) had underlying immunocompromising comorbidity; 15 patients (48%) were older than 65 years. Fourteen patients (45%) had arterial hypertension. The typical triad of fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status was present in 21 patients (68%). The median count of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leukocytes was 680/?L, protein level 2.6?g/L, and glucose ratio 0.28. Four patients (13%) died, and nine (29%) survived with moderate to severe sequelae. Conclusion. LM meningitis is known to affect immunosuppressed and elderly patients. Arterial hypertension seems to be another important predisposing factor. Clinical symptoms, CSF findings, and disease outcomes, did not significantly differ from other community-acquired ABM in our study, although the CSF leukocyte count was lower. Ampicillin showed good clinical and bacteriological efficacy in the majority of patients.

Rozsypal, Hanus; Smiskova, Dita; Benes, Jiri

2013-01-01

278

[Dialysis therapy in the Czech Republic in 1994].  

PubMed

1. In 1994 were 81 haemodialysis centers in the Czech Republic (including 12 private ones, i.e. 7.7 p.m.p.). 2. The capacity of dialysis centres enabled an outstanding number of new patients to be accepted--120 p.m.p. (the European average was half that number). Majority of the new patients were from higher age groups and diabetics. The number of patients, who were not followed prior to renal replacement therapy, still remains one third of the newly accepted ones. 3. In 1994 there were 3592 patients on dialysis treatment--342 p.m.p. (the maximum number so far), but by December 31st 1994 there were 2691 patients--256 p.m.p. surviving on dialysis treatment. We have achieved higher number dialysed patients p.m.p. than any other country of the former Eastern bloc, including the GDR. Mortality was 14%. 4. Hepatitis B as well as C remains a major problem, although there has been a slight decline of HBsAg positive patients. 5. The technical facilities for dialysis treatment are not optimal. 6. A favourable trend continued in the development of peritoneal dialysis programme. PMID:8599807

Lachmanová, J; N?mecek, K

1995-11-15

279

Czech Infrasonic Monitoring System - Measurements in an Earthquake Epicenter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Czech infrasonic monitoring system (micobarograph and ionospheric Doppler measurements) together with seismometer and magnetometer made measurements in the epicenter of a relatively weak (M = 3.8) earthquake on 28 October 2008. At the closest station NKC (distance from the epicenter d = 2.2 km) a microbarograph, seismograph and magnetometer were located, at another close station STC a microbarograph and seismograph were installed. One ionospheric Doppler path was quasi-vertical with the ionospheric reflection point at d = 10 km. One more station with microbarograph and seismograph was located about 155 km apart. As far as we know, these have been the first infrasonic measurements during earthquake in the epicentre zone. Main results: (1) Infrasonic oscillations (~1-12 Hz) in the epicenter region appear to be excited essentially by the vertical seismic oscillations. (2) The observed oscillations are real epicentral infrasound not caused by seismic shaking of the instruments or by meteorological phenomena. (3) Seismo-infrasonic oscillations observed 155 km apart from the epicenter were excited in situ by seismic waves. (4) No earthquake-related infrasonic effects have been observed in the ionosphere. (5) The ratio of observational to theoretical transfer function was around 0.8 due to slightly lower microbarograph sensitivity at frequencies of infrasonic peaks. (6) Necessity to make vibration tests of instruments is pointed out in order to be sure that observed effects are not effects of mechanical shaking of the instrument. The results (1), (2), (3) and (6) seem to be of some relevance to CTBT.

Lastovicka, J.; Chum, J.; Sindelarova, T.

2010-12-01

280

Background of the workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The long-term effects of the Challenger accident on solar-terrestrial science resulted in the need to examine the near-term missions under development for the next five years. The workshop was organized to seek ideas and opinions about the future of solar-terrestrial flight programs. Included are considerations of all types of space platforms, i.e., balloons, rockets, free flying satellites, and the variety of platforms supported by NASA astronauts. Specific issues include: the establishment of the level of understanding to be accomplished with the completion of the current worldwide program of research in solar-terrestrial sciences; the identification of major questions to be answered by the future solar-terrestrial sciences research program as it might be if initiated within the next ten years; the identification of space capabilities to be available to the future program and provision of input about the Space Physics Division's priorities for using these to accomplish its future scientific program; and mapping a program strategy to accomplish a future program of research in the solar-terrestrial sciences within the research community's perception of capabilities and constraints.

1989-09-01

281

X-chromosome workshop.  

PubMed

Researchers presented results of ongoing research to the X-chromosome workshop of the Fifth World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, covering a wide range of disorders: X-linked infantile spasms; a complex phenotype associated with deletions of Xp11; male homosexuality; degree of handedness; bipolar affective disorder; schizophrenia; childhood onset psychosis; and autism. This report summarizes the presentations, as well as reviewing previous studies. The focus of this report is on linkage findings for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder from a number of groups. For schizophrenia, low positive lod scores were obtained for markers DXS991 and DXS993 from two studies, although the sharing of alleles was greatest from brother-brother pairs in one study, and sister-sister in the other. Data from the Irish schizophrenia study was also submitted, with no strong evidence for linkage on the X chromosome. For bipolar disease, following the report of a Finnish family linked to Xq24-q27, the Columbia group reported some positive results for this region from 57 families, however, another group found no evidence for linkage to this region. Of interest, is the clustering of low positive linkage results that point to regions for possible further study. PMID:9686435

Paterson, A D

1998-01-01

282

Photovoltaic module reliability workshop  

SciTech Connect

The paper and presentations compiled in this volume form the Proceedings of the fourth in a series of Workshops sponsored by Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI/DOE) under the general theme of photovoltaic module reliability during the period 1986--1990. The reliability Photo Voltaic (PV) modules/systems is exceedingly important along with the initial cost and efficiency of modules if the PV technology has to make a major impact in the power generation market, and for it to compete with the conventional electricity producing technologies. The reliability of photovoltaic modules has progressed significantly in the last few years as evidenced by warranties available on commercial modules of as long as 12 years. However, there is still need for substantial research and testing required to improve module field reliability to levels of 30 years or more. Several small groups of researchers are involved in this research, development, and monitoring activity around the world. In the US, PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others are engaged in the photovoltaic reliability research and testing. This group of researchers and others interested in this field were brought together under SERI/DOE sponsorship to exchange the technical knowledge and field experience as related to current information in this important field. The papers presented here reflect this effort.

Mrig, L. (ed.)

1990-01-01

283

Summaries of the Seventh JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop January 12-16, 1998. Volume 1; AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Seventh JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on January 12-16, 1998. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops, and each workshop has a volume as follows: (1) Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) Workshop; (2) Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Workshop; and (3) Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) Workshop. This Volume 1 publication contains 58 papers taken from the AVIRIS workshop.

Green, Robert O. (Editor)

1998-01-01

284

Newly identified historical tornadoes in the Czech Republic from 16th to the 20th centuries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tornadoes have occurred in the territory of the Czech Republic throughout history. Although their frequency and intensity are not as high as in the USA, they can cause severe damage as well. That is why a systematic effort to document individual occurrences of this dangerous meteorological phenomenon as far as possible back into the past began in the 1990s. The aim of this investigation is to extend the first European catalogue of tornadoes originally published by Wegener [Wegener A., 1917. Wind-und Wasserhosen in Europe], by the addition of these cases from the Czech Republic. This paper adds further to Setvák, Šálek and Munzar [ Setvák M., Šálek M., Munzar J., 2003. Tornadoes within the Czech Republic—from medieval chronicles to the internet society. Atmos. Res. 67-68, 589-605], who reported the earliest documented tornado in the land of the Czech Republic which occurred in AD 1119 in Prague. In so doing, it presents recently discovered tornado cases from the 16th to the early 20th centuries, found in a variety of historical sources since the last ECSS conference held in Prague in 2002. In particular we will focus on the case from Jablonec nad Nisou (northern Bohemia) in 1925, which was probably the first case in the Czech Republic with accompanying photographic documentation of damage caused by a tornado.

Lacinová, Martina; Munzar, Jan; Franc, Marek

2007-02-01

285

Exploration Enterprise Workshop - Q&A  

NASA Video Gallery

Q&A session from May 25, 2010, at the end of Day 1 of NASA's Exploration Enterprise Workshop held in Galveston, TX. The purpose of this workshop was to present NASA's initial plans for the potentia...

286

Trusted Computing in Embedded Systems Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the November 2010 Trusted Computing in Embedded Systems Workshop held at Carnegie Mellon University. This workshop brought together various groups concerned with advancing research into improving the trustworthiness in embedded syste...

A. Andrews J. McCune

2011-01-01

287

Energy Facility Siting Workshops: A Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Assessment of energy parks VS. dispersed electric generating facilities; Michigan energy industrial center (MEIC) study; Summary of the workshop on legal and institutional problems of electrical facility siting; Summary of the workshop on the qu...

R. Bernardi B. Borko W. De Dufour

1975-01-01

288

Woods Hole Workshop on Computational Neuroscience.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Woods Hole Workshop on Computational Neuroscience was held at the Marine Biological Laboratory on August 26 to August 31, 1996. Twenty-two investigators attended the workshop on the computational functions of nervous systems. The topics in computation...

T. J. Sejnowski

1997-01-01

289

Validation of Toxicogenomic Technologies: A Workshop Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A workshop on the validation of toxicogenomic technologies was held on July 7, 2005, in Washington, DC, by the National Research Council (NRC). The workshop concept was developed during deliberations of the Committee on Emerging Issues and Data on Environ...

2007-01-01

290

ARS Immunology Research Workshop Proceedings, 2003.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On behalf of the National Program Staff, welcome to the '2003 ARS Immunology Research Workshop.' The scientists participating in the workshop include Immunologists working in very different fields and we hope the diversity of disease models, animal specie...

T. Allen R. Callahan

2005-01-01

291

1996 Coolant Flow Management Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The following compilation of documents includes a list of the 66 attendees, a copy of the viewgraphs presented, and a summary of the discussions held after each session at the 1996 Coolant Flow Management Workshop held at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, adjacent to the NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio on December 12-13, 1996. The workshop was organized by H. Joseph Gladden and Steven A. Hippensteele of NASA Lewis Research Center. Participants in this workshop included Coolant Flow Management team members from NASA Lewis, their support service contractors, the turbine engine companies, and the universities. The participants were involved with research projects, contracts and grants relating to: (1) details of turbine internal passages, (2) computational film cooling capabilities, and (3) the effects of heat transfer on both sides. The purpose of the workshop was to assemble the team members, along with others who work in gas turbine cooling research, to discuss needed research and recommend approaches that can be incorporated into the Center's Coolant Flow Management program. The workshop was divided into three sessions: (1) Internal Coolant Passage Presentations, (2) Film Cooling Presentations, and (3) Coolant Flow Integration and Optimization. Following each session there was a group discussion period.

Hippensteele, Steven A. (Editor)

1997-01-01

292

College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the education and public outreach efforts of the NASA JPL Navigator, SIRTF Mission and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, astronomy educators affiliated with the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team at the University of Arizona are conducting a series of two- and three-day teaching excellence workshops for college faculty. These workshops are being held in conjunction with professional society meetings, such as the American Astronomical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, and through the infrastructure of the National Science Foundation's Summer Chautauqua Workshop program. This three-day, interactive teaching excellence workshop focuses on dilemmas astronomy teachers face and develop practical solutions for the troubling issues in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. After reviewing the latest research about how students learn, participants define and set measurable student learning goals and objectives for students in their astronomy courses and construct effective course syllabi reflecting the ASTRO 101 goals publicized by the AAS. To improve instruction, participants learn how to create productive learning environments by using interactive lectures, peer instruction, engaging demonstrations, collaborative groups, tutorials, computer-based laboratories, and observational projects. Participants also learn how to write more effective multiple-choice tests and implement authentic assessment strategies including portfolio assessment, performance tasks, and concept maps. Texts provided at the workshop are: (i) Learner-Centered Astronomy Teaching, Slater and Adams, Prentice Hall, 2002; (ii) Great Ideas for Teaching Astronomy, Pompea, Brooks Cole, 2000; and (iii) Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, Adams, Prather, & Slater, Prentice Hall, 2002.

Slater, T. F.; Bennett, M.; Greene, W. M.; Pompea, S.; Prather, E. E.

2003-12-01

293

Perceived corruption, distributive justice, and the legitimacy of the system of social stratification in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the relationship between social justice norms and the perceived legitimacy of the social stratification system in the Czech Republic. Despite the fact that meritocratic values have remained the dominant part of ideology in the Czech Republic throughout the transformation process, those values have played only a very minor role in fostering evaluations of system legitimacy, such as

Michael L. Smith

2010-01-01

294

The use of sub-surface constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment in the Czech Republic: 10 years experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wetlands have been intensively studied in the Czech Republic for more than 30 years, but the first full-scale constructed wetland (CW) for wastewater treatment was built in the Czech Republic in 1989. By the end of 1999, about 100 CWs were put in operation. The majority of the systems are horizontal subsurface flow (HSF) CWs and are designed for the

Jan Vymazal

2002-01-01

295

Improving Public-spending Efficiency in Czech Regions and Municipalities. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 499  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper looks at ways of ensuring Czech regions and municipalities are fully motivated to make efficiency improvements in public service provision and so help achieve countrywide fiscal sustainability. The very large number of small municipalities in the Czech Republic means that scale economies are difficult to exploit and the policy options…

Hemmings, Philip

2006-01-01

296

A Special Remedy: Roma and Schools for the Mentally Handicapped in the Czech Republic. Country Reports Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the over-representation of Romani children in special schools for the mentally handicapped in the Czech Republic, reviewing the history of Roma in the Czech Republic, detailing problems in educating Romani children (who are segregated from non-Romani children), and discussing the inferior quality of remedial education. The…

Cahn, Claude; Chirico, David

297

The Role of Education in Preventing Ethnic Conflicts: The Case of Roma in the Czech Republic. GSFI Occasional Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses conflicts between Romani minority people and the dominant majority in the Czech Republic, suggesting solutions based on improvements in teacher education. Chapter 1 outlines the situation of the Romani minority in the Czech Republic, highlighting the main factors that influence the negative relationship between the two groups.…

Laubeova, Laura

298

Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is the report resulting from the first workshop of the series on development of the criteria for a Mars sample handling protocol. Workshop 1 was held in Bethesda, Maryland on March 20-22, 2000. This report serves to document the proceedings of Workshop 1; it summarizes relevant background information, provides an overview of the deliberations to date, and helps frame issues that will need further attention or resolution in upcoming workshops. Specific recommendations are not part of this report.

Rummel, John D. (Editor); Race, Margaret S. (Editor); Acevedo, Sara (Technical Monitor)

2000-01-01

299

Career Information Workshops, 1978-79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication reports an Oregon project to organize workshops to enable interested people to learn about the full range of benefits and requirements of a state career information system and to initiate the local developmental process if they decide to proceed. Chapter 1 addresses the need for Career Information Workshops and workshop

McKinlay, Bruce

300

Workshops To Support the Bereavement Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes that the workshop can be considered as a valuable addition to the current counseling alternatives for bereavement and can possibly prevent more serious bereavement problems. Explains bereavement counseling and describes set-up of the workshop. Discusses group dynamics of the workshop as well. (Author/MKA)

Beem, Ellen E.; Eurelings-Bontekoe, Elisabeth H. M.; Cleiren, Marc P. H. D.; Garssen, Bert

1998-01-01

301

Rural Technical Assistance Center Workshop Summaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This reference guide contains summaries of workshops developed by the Rural Technical Assistance Centers (R-TACs) at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory to provide assistance to Chapter 1 personnel. The booklet describes currently available standard workshops from which rural educators may select. Most workshops can range from an…

Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

302

Proceedings: 1989 fuel oil utilization workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

A workshop to review current problems relating to fuel oil utilization by electric utilities was held in Clearwater Beach, Florida on November 1--2, 1989. The 1989 Workshop was the sixth in a series dealing primarily or in part with the utilization of fuel oils. Previous workshops were held in 1983, 1985, 1986, and 1988. The fundamental objective of the 1989

C. F. Sanders; B. L. McDonald; M. N. Miller

1990-01-01

303

Summative Evaluation of Workshops. Summer, 1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of nine workshops delivered via satellite under the Appalachian Education Satellite Project (AESP) during the summer of 1977 was evaluated in terms of participant characteristics and workshop effectiveness. Workshop topics included special education, child abuse, diagnostic and prescriptive reading instruction, cardiovascular physical…

Perritt, Lea J., Ed.; Mertens, Donna M., Ed.

304

Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Production Chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, 2010  

PubMed Central

We evaluated the prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in the pork production chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain during 2010. A total of 337 fecal, liver, and meat samples from animals at slaughterhouses were tested for HEV by real-time quantitative PCR. Overall, HEV was higher in Italy (53%) and Spain (39%) than in Czech Republic (7.5%). HEV was detected most frequently in feces in Italy (41%) and Spain (39%) and in liver (5%) and meat (2.5%) in Czech Republic. Of 313 sausages sampled at processing and point of sale, HEV was detected only in Spain (6%). HEV sequencing confirmed only g3 HEV strains. Indicator virus (porcine adenovirus) was ubiquitous in fecal samples and absent in liver samples and was detected in 1 slaughterhouse meat sample. At point of sale, we found porcine adenovirus in sausages (1%–2%). The possible dissemination of HEV and other fecal viruses through pork production demands containment measures.

Di Bartolo, Ilaria; Diez-Valcarce, Marta; Vasickova, Petra; Kralik, Petr; Hernandez, Marta; Angeloni, Giorgia; Ostanello, Fabio; Bouwknegt, Martijn; Rodriguez-Lazaro, David; Pavlik, Ivo

2012-01-01

305

Cleanroom Energy Efficiency Workshop Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

On March 15, 1999, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a workshop focused on energy efficiency in Cleanroom facilities. The workshop was held as part of a multiyear effort sponsored by the California Institute for Energy Efficiency, and the California Energy Commission. It is part of a project that concentrates on improving energy efficiency in Laboratory type facilities including cleanrooms. The project targets the broad market of laboratory and cleanroom facilities, and thus cross-cuts many different industries and institutions. This workshop was intended to raise awareness by sharing case study success stories, providing a forum for industry networking on energy issues, contributing LBNL expertise in research to date, determining barriers to implementation and possible solutions, and soliciting input for further research.

Tschudi, Bill

1999-03-15

306

Midwest Transmission Workshop III Summary  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 On March 12-13, 2002, the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC), in cooperation with regional stakeholders, held a two-day workshop: Planning for Electrical Transmission Needs in the Upper Midwest. The workshop was the outgrowth of an effort to develop a forum and process for consideration of transmission options that strives for equitable allocation of benefits and impacts among all affected parties. The goal of this workshop was to provide a catalyst for an enhanced, inclusive process for transmission planning with participation of and acceptance by all affected stakeholders. Participants in the meeting included representatives of state and regional regulatory agencies, utilities and power generators, the wind industry, environmental and landowner interests, and other interested parties (see Attachment A for a list of meeting participants).

Kevin Bryan

2003-03-12

307

GLOBE Hydrology Workshop SEIP program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Matt Krigbaum (left), a teacher at Mitchell Elementary in Ann Arbor, Mich., pours water from the Pearl River into a turbidity tube to measure the river's light penetration. Krigbaum, along with Lois Williams, principal at Elizabeth Courville Elementary in Detroit, Mich.; and Carolyn Martin and Arlene Wittmer, teachers at Elizabeth Courville Elementary; conducted the experiment during a GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) hydrology workshop. GLOBE is a worldwide, hands-on science education program in which teachers can become certified to implement the program at their schools after taking hydrology, land cover/biology, atmosphere/climate and soil protocol workshops. Twelve teachers from across the country attended the recent weeklong GLOBE training at SSC, offered through its Educator Resource Center and the NASA Explorer Schools program. All workshops are free and offer continuing education units.

2005-01-01

308

NASA Workshop on Biological Adaptation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A workshop was convened to review the current program in Space Biology Biological Adaptation Research and its objectives and to identify future research directions. Two research areas emerged from these deliberations: gravitational effects on structures and biomineralization and gravity affected regulatory mechanisms. The participants also recommended that research concentrate on rapidly growing animals, since gravity effects may be more pronounced during growth and development. Both research areas were defined and future research directions were identified. The recommendations of the workshop will assist the Life Sciences Division of NASA in it assessment and long-range planning of these areas of space biology. Equally important, the workshop was intended to stimulate thought and research among those attending so that they would, in turn, interest, excite, and involve other members of the academic community in research efforts relevant to these programs.

Morey-Holton, Emily (editor); Tischler, Marc (editor)

1988-01-01

309

Workshop on the RHIC performance  

SciTech Connect

The most recent conceptual design manual for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven was published in May 1986 (BNL 51932). The purpose of this workshop was to review the design specifications in this RHIC reference manual, and to discuss in detail possible improvements in machine performance by addressing four main areas. These areas are beam-beam interactions, stochastic cooling, rf and bunch instabilities. The contents of this proceedings are as follows. Following an overview of the workshop, in which the motivation and goals are discussed in detail, transcripts of the first day talks are given. Many of these transcripts are copies of the original transparencies presented at the meeting. The following four sections contain contributed papers, that resulted from discussions at the workshop within each of the four working groups. In addition, there is a group summary for each of the four working groups at the beginning of each section. Finally, a list of participants is given.

Khiari, F.; Milutinovic, J.; Ratti, A.; Rhoades-Brown, M.J. (eds.)

1988-07-01

310

Space Mechanisms Technology Workshop Proceedings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Over the years, NASA has experienced a number of troublesome mechanism anomalies. Because of this, the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance initiated a workshop to evaluate the current space mechanism state-of-the-art and to determine the obstacles that will have to be met in order to achieve NASA's future missions goals. Seventy experts in the field attended the workshop. The experts identified current and perceived future space mechanisms obstacles. For each obstacle, the participants identified technology deficiencies, the current state-of-the-art, and applicable NASA, DOD, and industry missions. In addition, the participants at the workshop looked at technology needs for current missions, technology needs for future missions, what new technology is needed to improve the reliability of mechanisms, what can be done to improve technology development and the dissemination of information, and what do we do next.

Fusaro, Robert L. (Editor)

1999-01-01

311

OAST Space Theme Workshop 1976  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Papers that provide a technical foundation including research and technology base candidates for each of six space themes - space power, space industrialization, search for extraterrestrial intelligence, exploration of the solar system, global service, and advanced transportation systems - are presented. The material is mainly intended for further use by workshop participants and NASA elements concerned with space research and technology. While the data presented do not represent official plans or positions, they are part of the process of evolving such plans and positions. The information contained reflects the efforts of workshop participants and should be an aid in the successful implementation and execution of the Agency's near- and far-term advanced technology program.

Sadin, S. R.

1977-01-01

312

Workshop summary: New silicon cells  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The workshop on new silicon cells held during SPRAT12 is summarized. A smaller than average group attended this workshop reflecting the reduction in research dollars available to this portion of the photovoltaics community. Despite the maturity of the silicon technology, a core of the group maintained an excitement about new developments and potential opportunities. The group addressed both the implications and the applications of recent developments. Topics discussed include: light trapping and ultrathin silicon cells; different uses for silicon cells; new silicon cell developments; and radiation tolerant high efficiency cells.

Meulenberg, A.; Iles, P. A.

1993-01-01

313

Workshop on momentum distributions: Summary  

SciTech Connect

This has been an extraordinary Workshop touching many branches of physics. The Workshop has treated momentum distributions in fluid and solid condensed matter, in nuclei, and in electronic systems. Both theoretical and experimental concepts and methods have been considered in all these branches. A variety of specific illustrations and applications in physical systems have been presented. One finds that some common unifying themes emerge. One finds, also, that some examples are available to illustrate where one branch is more mature than others and to contrast where expectations for future progress may be most encouraged. 6 refs., 2 figs.

Simmons, R.O.

1988-01-01

314

The Compton Observatory Science Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Compton Observatory Science Workshop was held in Annapolis, Maryland on September 23-25, 1991. The primary purpose of the workshop was to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among scientists with interests in various areas of high energy astrophysics, with emphasis on the scientific capabilities of the Compton Observatory. Early scientific results, as well as reports on in-flight instrument performance and calibrations are presented. Guest investigator data products, analysis techniques, and associated software were discussed. Scientific topics covered included active galaxies, cosmic gamma ray bursts, solar physics, pulsars, novae, supernovae, galactic binary sources, and diffuse galactic and extragalactic emission.

Shrader, Chris R. (editor); Gehrels, Neil (editor); Dennis, Brian (editor)

1992-01-01

315

Plans for Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper summarizes the plans for the first Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop. The workshop is designed to assess the state of the art of computational methods for predicting unsteady flow fields and aeroelastic response. The goals are to provide an impartial forum to evaluate the effectiveness of existing computer codes and modeling techniques, and to identify computational and experimental areas needing additional research and development. Three subject configurations have been chosen from existing wind tunnel data sets where there is pertinent experimental data available for comparison. For each case chosen, the wind tunnel testing was conducted using forced oscillation of the model at specified frequencies

Heeg, Jennifer; Ballmann, Josef; Bhatia, Kumar; Blades, Eric; Boucke, Alexander; Chwalowski, Pawel; Dietz, Guido; Dowell, Earl; Florance, Jennifer P.; Hansen, Thorsten; Mani, Mori; Marvriplis, Dimitri; Perry, Boyd, III; Ritter, Markus; Schuster, David M.; Smith, Marilyn; Taylor, Paul; Whiting, Brent; Wieseman, Carol C.

2011-01-01

316

Baia Mare accident--brief ecotoxicological report of Czech experts.  

PubMed

On 30 January 2000, following the breach in the tailing dam of the Aurul SA Baia Mare Co., a major spill of about 100,000 m(3) of cyanide and metal-rich liquid waste was released into the river system near Baia Mare in northwest Romania. The pollutants flowed via different tributaries into the Tizsa (Tisa) river and finally through the Danube river into the Black Sea. Along the way pollutants (especially cyanides) caused rapid death of aquatic organisms and animals living close to the poisoned rivers. Following request from the governments of Romania, Hungary, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, United Nations sent international mission experts to the area of accident. The Czech team of four experts took very active part in this mission. Samples of surface water collected by this team 3 weeks after the accident showed high toxicity in the rivers on the Romanian territory. Due to this impact, water from the Szamos river and a large area of the Tisza river in Hungarian territory was still medially toxic. Improvement of this situation was detected only in downstream areas of the Tisza/Tisa river. The high toxicity of surface water from the locality of the Lapos river upstream of the accident indicated the possibility of toxic pollution from other sources in the area. Aquatic sediments were highly toxic only in the Aurul reservoir and its surrounding area. Rapid decline of their toxicity indicated more limited adverse impact of the "Aurul pollution" in comparison with surface water. From ecotoxicological results it is evident that there is an urgent need to start abatement activities in the Baia Mare area because the possibility of future accidents still exists (this hypothesis was proved by further accidents on 10.3.2000 and the beginning of May 2000). PMID:11440479

Soldán, P; Pavonic, M; Boucek, J; Kokes, J

2001-07-01

317

Privatisation, Decentralisation And Governance In Education In The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany And Sweden  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Sweden differ culturally and economically, but they commonly exhibit general trends of decentralisation in the control of educational processes and outcomes. The present contribution looks at these five European countries as the venue for case studies in educational restructuring as well as evaluation, assessment and reporting. It shows that such trends have been most radical in the Czech Republic and Sweden, while England has centralised curriculum policy and France has devolved some decision-making to bodies at lower levels, but as representatives of the central state.

Daun, Holger

2004-07-01

318

PE Workshop II. Proceedings of the Second Parabolic Equation Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Perhaps the most important and encouraging results of this PE Workshop were that underwater acoustic parabolic equation (PE) models from both the 6.1 basic research modeling community and the 6.3 Navy operational modeling community were applied to the sam...

D. B. King J. A. Davis R. B. Evans S. A. Chin-Bing

1993-01-01

319

75 FR 74736 - Food Labeling Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...on a space available basis on the day of the public workshop beginning at 8 a.m. The cost of registration at the site is $350 payable to: ``Iowa State University.'' If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Dr....

2010-12-01

320

75 FR 25281 - Food Protection Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...on a space available basis on the day of the public workshop beginning at 8 a.m. The cost of registration at the site is $350 payable to: ``The University of Arkansas.'' If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact...

2010-05-07

321

75 FR 29775 - Food Labeling Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...on a space available basis on the day of the public workshop beginning at 8 a.m. The cost of registration at the site is $350 payable to: ``The University of Arkansas.'' If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact...

2010-05-27

322

Proceedings of the NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is the proceedings of the NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop, convened May 1-3, 2002 at NASA's Ames Research Center. Sponsored by the NASA Office of Space Science (OSS), this programmatic workshop is held periodically by NASA to discuss the current state of knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of laboratory astrophysics and to identify the science priorities (needs) in support of NASA's space missions. An important goal of the Workshop is to provide input to OSS in the form of a white paper for incorporation in its strategic planning. This report comprises a record of the complete proceedings of the Workshop and the Laboratory Astrophysics White Paper drafted at the Workshop.

Salama, Farid (Editor)

2002-01-01

323

Pu Workshop Letter  

SciTech Connect

In preparation for the upcoming Pu Workshop in Livermore, CA, USA, during July 14 and 15, 2006, we have begun to give some thought as to how the meeting will be structured and what will be discussed. Below, you will find our first proposal as to the agenda and contents of the meeting. From you, we need your feedback and suggestions concerning the desirability of each aspect of our proposal. Hopefully, we will be able to converge to a format that is acceptable to all parties. First, it now appears that we will be limited to three main sessions, Friday morning (July 14), Friday afternoon (July 14) and Saturday morning (July 15). The Pu Futures Meeting will conclude on Thursday, July 13. Following a social excursion, the Russian participants will be transported from Monterey Bay to their hotel in Livermore. We anticipate that the hotel will be the Residence Inn at 1000 Airway Blvd in Livermore. However, the hotel arrangements still need to be confirmed. We expect that many of our participants will begin their travels homeward in the afternoon of Saturday, July 15 and the morning of Sunday, July 16. Associated with the three main sessions, we propose that there be three main topics. Each session will have an individual focus. Because of the limited time available, we will need to make some judicious choices concerning the focus and the speakers for each session. We will also have a poster session associated with each session, to facilitate discussions, and a rotating set of Lab Tours, to maximize participation in the tour and minimize the disruption of the speaking schedule. Presently, we are planning a tour of the Dynamical Transmission Electron Microscope (DTEM) facilities, but this is still in a preliminary stage. We estimate that for each session and topic, there will be time for five (5) speakers. We propose that, typically, there be three (3) Russian and two (2) American speakers per session. We also propose that each session have a chair (or two chairs), who will be given a small amount of time to set the stage for the upcoming talks and pose previously prepared, crucial questions. While this imposes a significant burden upon the session chairs, it seems to us that such an arrangement will maximize the impact of each session. While some of the topics overlap with those at Pu Futures, we propose that there will be enough complementarity and amplification of specific topics that the overlap will be minimal.

Tobin, J G; Schwartz, A J; Fluss, M

2006-03-06

324

National Educators' Workshop: Update 1996  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 96, held at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico on October 27-30, 1996. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

Gardner, James E.; Freeman, Ginger L.; Jacobs, James; Parkin, Don M.

1997-01-01

325

Mars Telescopic Observations Workshop II  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mars Telescopic Observations Workshop E convened in Tucson, Arizona, in October 1997 by popular demand slightly over two years following the first successful Mars Telescopic Observations Workshop, held in Ithaca, New York, in August 1995. Experts on Mars from the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and the United States were present. Twenty-eight oral presentations were made and generous time allotted for useful discussions among participants. The goals of the workshop were to (1) summarize active groundbased observing programs and evaluate them in the context of current and future space missions to Mars, (2) discuss new technologies and instrumentation in the context of changing emphasis of observations and theory useful for groundbased observing, and (3) more fully understand capabilities of current and planned Mars missions to better judge which groundbased observations are and will continue to be of importance to our overall Mars program. In addition, the exciting new discoveries presented from the Pathfinder experiments and the progress report from the Mars Global Surveyor infused the participants with satisfaction for the successes achieved in the early stages of these missions. Just as exciting was the enthusiasm for new groundbased programs designed to address new challenges resulting from mission science results. We would like to thank the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as well as Dr. David Black, director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the staff of the Institute's Publications and Program Services Department for providing logistical, administrative, and publication support services for this workshop.

Sprague, A. L. (Editor); Bell, J. F., III (Editor)

1997-01-01

326

Basic Gas Chlorination Workshop Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was developed for use at workshops designed to introduce treatment plant operators to the safe operation and maintenance of gas chlorination systems employing the variable vacuum gas chlorinator. Each of the lessons in this document has clearly stated behavioral objectives to tell the trainee what he should know or do after completing…

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

327

Microbial corrosion: 1988 workshop proceedings  

Microsoft Academic Search

A workshop on Microbial Induced Corrosion was held in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 18, 1988, hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute. The primary objective was to present an authoritative discussion of MIC for dissemination to the electric power generating community. Industry experts discussed fundamental aspects of MIC, methods for destructive and nondestructive examination, and various approaches for the

Licina

1989-01-01

328

International Planning Visits and Workshops  

NSF Publications Database

Full Proposal Preparation Instructions: This solicitation contains information that supplements the standard Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) proposal preparation guidelines. The information below supplements the standard Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) proposal preparation guidelines. Use them to prepare your International Planning Visit/Workshop Award Proposal. More comprehensive information on NSF Award Conditions is contained in the NSF Grant Policy Manual (GPM) Chapter II, available electronically ...

329

Second Workshop on Spacecraft Glow  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Various aspects of space glow were considered. Results of a workshop held on May 6 to 7, 1985, at the Space Science Laboratory of NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama are presented. The topics of discussion are divided as follows: (1) in situ observations; (2) theoretical calculations; (3) laboratory measurements; and (4) future experiments.

Waite, J. H., Jr. (editor); Moorehead, T. W. (editor)

1985-01-01

330

Mapping strategies: Chromosome 16 workshop  

SciTech Connect

The following topics from a workshop on chromosome 16 are briefly discussed: genetic map of chromosome 16; chromosome breakpoint map of chromosome 16; integrated physical/genetic map of chromosome 16; pulsed field map of the 16p13.2--p13.3 region (3 sheets); and a report of the HGM10 chromosome 16 committee.

Not Available

1989-01-01

331

PERT and CPM: Workshop Material.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a workbook containing problems in PERT (program evaluation review technique). It is intended to be used in a workshop or classroom to train management personnel in the basic methodology and capability of PERT. This material is not adequate in depth to create an expert in these techniques, but it is felt that the material is adequate to…

Burroughs Corp., Detroit, MI.

332

Decision-Making Tools Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Decision-Making Tools Workshop had its genesis in a series of discussions between myself and Profs. J. Pohl and A. Chapman of the CAD Research Center at Cal Poly. Subsequently, Col Anthony Wood, USMC (ret.) joined us, playing a major role as dynamic o...

P. B. Abraham

1999-01-01

333

Presentation skills workshops for nurses  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the modern NHS, where there is increasing emphasis on evidence-based practice and clinical governance, all healthcare professionals need to be able to present the results of their professional activities. Traditionally, nurses have not been trained to present the results of their work either verbally or in writing. A series of presentation workshops for nurses were held in Scotland. The

S ue Kinn; Mary Kenyon

2002-01-01

334

Workshop on Solar Electric Propulsion  

Microsoft Academic Search

A summary of the discussion at the workshop on solar electric propulsion (SEP) is presented. The purpose of ELITE SEP flight experiment is to demonstrate operation of solar array powered electric thrusters for raising spacecraft from parking orbit to higher altitudes, leading to definition of an operational SEP orbit transfer vehicles (OTV) for Air Force missions. Many of the problems

David Bents; Dean Marvin

1993-01-01

335

An Outdoor Workshop: Raku Firing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of building and firing a raku kiln is a memorable happening. The cost is low and students learn to appreciate the work involved in firing a kiln while the pots are a pleasant reminder of an outdoor workshop. (Author/RK)

Siver, David

1978-01-01

336

Marine Mammals and Stress Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the workshop held in conjunction with the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals was to: 1) assemble a cross-section of researchers in the field of stress physiology and behavioral research, 2) evaluate state-of-the-art o...

S. Atkinson

2012-01-01

337

Mars exploration study workshop 2  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A year-long NASA-wide study effort has led to the development of an innovative strategy for the human exploration of Mars. The latest Mars Exploration Study Workshop 2 advanced a design reference mission (DRM) that significantly reduces the perceived high costs, complex infrastructure, and long schedules associated with previous Mars scenarios. This surface-oriented philosophy emphasizes the development of high-leveraging surface technologies in lieu of concentrating exclusively on space transportation technologies and development strategies. As a result of the DRM's balanced approach to mission and crew risk, element commonality, and technology development, human missions to Mars can be accomplished without the need for complex assembly operations in low-Earth orbit. This report, which summarizes the Mars Exploration Study Workshop held at the Ames Research Center on May 24-25, 1993, provides an overview of the status of the Mars Exploration Study, material presented at the workshop, and discussions of open items being addressed by the study team. The workshop assembled three teams of experts to discuss cost, dual-use technology, and international involvement, and to generate a working group white paper addressing these issues. The three position papers which were generated are included in section three of this publication.

Duke, Michael B.; Budden, Nancy Ann

1993-11-01

338

NSLDS Training Workshop: Participant's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These training materials were designed to be used by participants at a National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) workshop which explains how to use the NSLDS Web site. Following an overview, the guide is organized into four sessions: (1) students' access and use of the NSLDS Web site; (2) navigating the financial aid professional Web site; (3)…

Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance.

339

The 1987 Ground Vortex Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the current understanding of the ground vortex phenomena and their effects on aircraft, and to establish directions for further research on advanced, high-performance aircraft designs, particularly those concepts utilizing powered-lift systems; e.g., V/STOL. ASTOVL, and STOL aircraft.

Margason, Richard J. (editor)

1988-01-01

340

Activated Sludge Process Workshop Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was developed for use at workshops designed to upgrade the knowledge of experienced wastewater treatment plant operators. Each of the lessons in this document has clearly stated behavioral objectives to tell the trainee what he should know or do after completing that topic. Areas covered in this manual include: types and factors…

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

341

PREFACE: The 8th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics The 8th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 8th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (FLTPD) was held in Blansko, near Brno, Czech Republic. FLTPD is a biennial European event in which scientists working on low temperature plasmas present their recent results, pointing out in particular the originality of the diagnostic techniques used. The idea of starting this series of workshops was born out of a discussion between Frieder Döbele, Bill Graham and one of us when travelling together from Bar Harbor, USA (after the 6th LAPD) to Montreal, Canada, in October 1993. It became evident that we had been lacking a European meeting that could bring together experts in the field of low temperature plasma diagnostics and facilitate sharing the knowledge of these diagnostics with a new generation of scientists. The first FLTPD was held in Les Houches, France, in February 1995. Since then it has been held in the spring of every other year in different European countries, as shown below. The next meeting will be held in Zinnowitz, near Greifswald, Germany, in May 2011. Year Location Chair of LOC 1995 Les Houches, France J Derouard 1997 Bad Honnef, Germany F Döbele 1999 Saillon, Switzerland Ch Hollenstein 2001 Rolduc, The Netherlands R van de Sanden 2003 Specchia, Italy S De Benedictis 2005 Les Houches, France N Sadeghi 2007 Cumbria, United Kingdom M Bowden 2009 Blansko, Czech Republic F Kr?ma To favour brainstorming and extended discussions between participants, FLTPD meetings have always been organized in isolated locations with the number of attendees limited to about 70. Workshops are held over three and a half days with about ten expert presentations by invited speakers (a few from overseas), as well as short oral or poster contributions. This special issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics contains 20 articles representative of contributions to the last FLTPD in Blansko. All invited speakers and others who gave presentations, as selected by the Scientific Committee, were invited to submit a paper based on their contributions to the workshop. These final 20 articles, peer reviewed by the journal, will bring the 8th FLTPD to a wider audience. They represent a snapshot of current topics in low temperature plasma diagnostics. However, no attempt is made to give a full review of the field, which is in fact much wider and still rapidly developing. We hope, nevertheless, that the reader will find this compilation useful and stimulating for their research and that the special issue will serve as a convenient source of reference. Our special thanks go to the Scientific Committee for their important contributions to the success of the workshop in selecting invited speakers and other contributions to be published. We are also particularly grateful to the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics for the publication of this special issue.

Sadeghi, Nader; Czarnetzki, Uwe

2010-03-01

342

Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, March 4-8, 1996. Volume 2; AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on March 4-8, 1996. The main workshop is divided into two smaller workshops as follows: The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on March 4-6. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1. The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on March 6-8. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

Kim, Yunjin (Editor)

1996-01-01

343

Risk Management Techniques and Practice Workshop Workshop Report  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a two-day Risk Management Techniques and Practice (RMTAP) workshop held September 18-19 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. The purpose of the workshop, which was sponsored by the SC/Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, was to assess current and emerging techniques, practices, and lessons learned for effectively identifying, understanding, managing, and mitigating the risks associated with acquiring leading-edge computing systems at high-performance computing centers (HPCCs). Representatives from fifteen high-performance computing (HPC) organizations, four HPC vendor partners, and three government agencies attended the workshop. The overall workshop findings were: (1) Standard risk management techniques and tools are in the aggregate applicable to projects at HPCCs and are commonly employed by the HPC community; (2) HPC projects have characteristics that necessitate a tailoring of the standard risk management practices; (3) All HPCC acquisition projects can benefit by employing risk management, but the specific choice of risk management processes and tools is less important to the success of the project; (4) The special relationship between the HPCCs and HPC vendors must be reflected in the risk management strategy; (5) Best practices findings include developing a prioritized risk register with special attention to the top risks, establishing a practice of regular meetings and status updates with the platform partner, supporting regular and open reviews that engage the interests and expertise of a wide range of staff and stakeholders, and documenting and sharing the acquisition/build/deployment experience; and (6) Top risk categories include system scaling issues, request for proposal/contract and acceptance testing, and vendor technical or business problems. HPC, by its very nature, is an exercise in multi-level risk management. Every aspect of stewarding HPCCs into the petascale era, from identification of the program drivers to the details of procurement actions and simulation environment component deployments, represents unprecedented challenges and requires effective risk management. The fundamental purpose of this workshop was to go beyond risk management processes as such and learn how to weave effective risk management practices, techniques, and methods into all aspects of migrating HPCCs into the next generation of leadership computing systems. This workshop was a follow-on to the Petascale System Integration Workshop hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)/NERSC last year. It was intended to leverage and extend the risk management experience of the participants by looking for common best practices and unique processes that have been especially successful. This workshop assessed the effectiveness of tools and techniques that are or could be helpful in HPCC risk management, with a special emphasis on how practice meets process. As the saying goes: 'In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is'. Finally, the workshop brought together a network of experts who shared information as technology moves into the petascale era and beyond.

Quinn, T; Zosel, M

2008-12-02

344

Lunar Regolith Biomining: Workshop Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On May 5th and 6th, 2007, NASA Ames Research Center hosted a workshop entitled 'Lunar Regolith Biomining'. The workshop addressed the feasibility of biologically-based mining of the lunar regolith along with identification of views and concepts for moving this topic forward to NASA. Workshop presentations provided background in topics of interest that served as the foundation for discussion in the subsequent breakout sessions. The first topical area included the history, status, and issues with biomining on Earth to familiarize all attendees with current activities. These presentations related the primary considerations in existing biomining, e.g., microbes of choice, pH of reactions, time and temperature, specific mining applications and locations, and benefits and/or limitations of biomining. The second area reviewed existing research efforts addressing biomining of planetary surfaces (Mars, Moon), including microbial considerations, and chemical necessities in biomining and biofuel production. The last element pertained to other non-biological considerations and influences in biomining efforts on the lunar surface such as radiation fluxes and effects, and the application of small satellite experiments to learn more about the lunar and Martian surfaces. Following the presentations, the workshop attendees divided into three breakout sessions to discuss areas of interest in greater detail and to define next steps in determining the feasibility of lunar regolith biomining. Topics for each of the three breakout sessions included: 1) bio-communities of choice, target product(s), and suggested ground studies; 2) physical/environmental issues and ground studies; and 3) the development of reference experiments for the Astrobiology Small payloads Workshop. The results of the breakout sessions are summarized and a list of participants is included.

Dalton, Bonnie P.; Roberto, Frank F.

2008-01-01

345

Summaries of the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 1: AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the preliminary agenda and summaries for the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on 1-5 June 1992. This main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on June 1 and 2; (2) the Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on June 3; and (3) the Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on June 4 and 5. The summaries are contained in Volumes 1, 2, and 3, respectively.

Green, Robert O. (editor)

1992-01-01

346

Radon Dose Determination for Cave Guides in Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

According to recommended approach there are six (from total of twelve) open-to-public caves in Czech Republic, reaching near to an effective lung-dose of 6mSv/year. A conservative approach for estimating the potential effective lung-dose in caves (or underground) is based on two season's measurements, using solid state alpha track detector (Kodak in plastic diffusion chamber). The obtained dataset is converted into an annual effective dose, in agreement with the ICRP65 recommendation, using the 'cave factor' 1.5. The value of 'cave factor' which depends on the spectrum of aerosol particles, or on the proportional representation of the unattached/attached ratio (6.5 : 93.5 for residential places, 13.6 : 86.4 for caves due to lower concentration of free aerosols) and on the equilibrium factor. Thus conversion factor is 1.5 times higher in comparison with ICRP 65. Is this correct? Because a more precisely determined dose value would have a significant impact on radon remedies, or on restricting the time workers stay underground, a series of measurement was initiated in 2003 with the aim to specify input data, computation and errors in effective dose assessment in each one of the evaluated caves separately. The enhancement of personal dosimetry for underground work places includes a study of the given questions, from the following points of view in each cave: continual radon measurement; regular measurements of radon and its daughters to estimate the equilibrium factor and the presence of free {sup 218}Po; regular indoor air flow measurements to study the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave; natural radioactive element content evaluation in subsoil and in water inside/outside, a study of the radon sources in the cave; determination of the free fraction from continual unattached and attached fraction measurement (grid and filter); thoron measurement. Air flow measurements provide very interesting information about the origin of 'radon pockets' with very high radon concentration, and enable study of the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave. Most of the results show the equilibrium factor around F = 0.2-0.7 and the unattached fraction around 2%-30%. One of the most important question remains: how accurately was the unattached fraction measured? Part of this project was to verify the influence of etched track detector position in the cave.

Thinova, Lenka; Rovenska, Katerina [Czech Technical University, FNSPE, Brehova 7, 115 19 Rague 1 (Czech Republic)

2008-08-07

347

Radon Dose Determination for Cave Guides in Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

According to recommended approach there are six (from total of twelve) open-to-public caves in Czech Republic, reaching near to an effective lung-dose of 6mSv/year. A conservative approach for estimating the potential effective lung-dose in caves (or underground) is based on two season's measurements, using solid state alpha track detector (Kodak in plastic diffusion chamber). The obtained dataset is converted into an annual effective dose, in agreement with the ICRP65 recommendation, using the ``cave factor'' 1.5. The value of ``cave factor'' which depends on the spectrum of aerosol particles, or on the proportional representation of the unattached/attached ratio (6.5 : 93.5 for residential places, 13.6 : 86.4 for caves due to lower concentration of free aerosols) and on the equilibrium factor. Thus conversion factor is 1.5 times higher in comparison with ICRP 65. Is this correct? Because a more precisely determined dose value would have a significant impact on radon remedies, or on restricting the time workers stay underground, a series of measurement was initiated in 2003 with the aim to specify input data, computation and errors in effective dose assessment in each one of the evaluated caves separately. The enhancement of personal dosimetry for underground work places includes a study of the given questions, from the following points of view in each cave: continual radon measurement; regular measurements of radon and its daughters to estimate the equilibrium factor and the presence of free 218Po; regular indoor air flow measurements to study the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave; natural radioactive element content evaluation in subsoil and in water inside/outside, a study of the radon sources in the cave; determination of the free fraction from continual unattached and attached fraction measurement (grid and filter) thoron measurement. Air flow measurements provide very interesting information about the origin of ``radon pockets'' with very high radon concentration, and enable study of the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave. Most of the results show the equilibrium factor around F = 0.2-0.7 and the unattached fraction around 2%-30%. One of the most important question remains: how accurately was the unattached fraction measured? Part of this project was to verify the influence of etched track detector position in the cave.

Thinova, Lenka; Rovenska, Katerina

2008-08-01

348

Agricolaite, a new mineral of uranium from Jáchymov, Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new mineral agricolaite, a potassium uranyl carbonate with ideal formula K4(UO2)(CO3)3, occurs in vugs of ankerite gangue in gneisses in the abandoned Giftkiesstollen adit at Jáchymov, Czech Republic. The name is after Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), German scholar and scientist. Agricolaite occurs as isolated equant irregular translucent grains to 0.3 mm with yellow color, pale yellow streak, and vitreous luster. It is brittle with uneven fracture and displays neither cleavage nor parting. Agricolaite is non-fluorescent. Mohs hardness is ~4. It is associated with aragonite, brochantite, posnjakite, malachite, rutherfordine, and "pseudo-voglite". Experimental density is higher than 3.3 g.cm-3, Dcalc is 3.531 g. cm-3. The mineral is monoclinic, space group C2/ c, with a 10.2380(2), b 9.1930(2), c 12.2110(3) Ĺ, ? 95.108(2)°, V 1144.71(4) Ĺ3, Z = 4. The strongest lines in the powder X-ray diffraction pattern are d( I)( hkl): 6.061(55)(002), 5.087(57)(200), 3.740(100)(202), 3.393(43)(113), 2.281(52)(402). Average composition based on ten electron microprobe analyses corresponds to (in wt.%) UO3 48.53, K2O 31.49, CO2(calc) 22.04 which gives the empirical formula K3.98(UO2)1.01(CO3)3.00. The crystal structure was solved from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data and refined to R 1 = 0.0184 on the basis of the 1,308 unique reflections with F o > 4 ?F o. The structure of agricolaite is identical to that of synthetic K4(UO2)(CO3)3 and consists of separate UO2(CO3)3 groups organized into layers parallel to (100) and two crystallographically non-equivalent sites occupied by K+ cations. Both the mineral and its name were approved by the IMA-CNMNC.

Skála, Roman; Ondruš, Petr; Veselovský, František; Císa?ová, Ivana; Hloušek, Jan

2011-11-01

349

Bowen's signal is not present in Czech fog series  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the 1960’s it was demonstrated that extreme precipitation events occur more frequently on the third to fifth day after syzygies. The effect is sometimes called Bowen’s signal and similar lunar or semi-lunar modulation of meteorological parameters was later found also in ozone concentrations, sunshine, thunderstorm frequencies and in global temperatures observed by polar orbiting satellites. The original explanation suggested by Bowen was the variation of ice nuclei of meteoric origin, leading to variation of precipitation. Since that time alternative mechanisms have been proposed like rotation of the Earth around Earth-Moon barycentre or light reflected by the Moon (both effects small in magnitude), tidal influence on heat redistribution on the Earth or on the waves in the atmosphere. Possible source of variation of condensations nuclei in troposphere are also galactic cosmic rays affected by solar activity and the variability of their capture efficiency as a result of lunar distortion of the Earth’s magnetosphere. Recently we tried to study the possibility that also formation of fog, which depends on the number of effective condensations nuclei, may exhibit kind of lunar variation. We examined daily data about fog occurrence at two different meteorological stations in the Czech Republic in period 1961-2008. Mountain station Lysá hora (1322 m asl) is located in North-eastern Moravia and the lowland station Doksany (158 m asl) represents the lowest parts of Bohemia. The data were analysed by method of superposition of epochs with synodic month as epoch and the date of new moon as the null day. The resulting binary matrix consisting of 595 rows and 29 columns was then sub-divided by various criteria in order to uncover possible temporal or seasonal relations. The sums of individual columns (numbers of days with fog) were the signal we examined. No quasi-periodical semi-lunar variation was registered at both stations neither in the whole series nor in any of sub-intervals 1961-1979, 1980-2008, winter, summer, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON. This is no surprise at Lysá hora, where fog was registered even in summer in 64% of studied days (during winter it was as high as 79%) and variation coefficient of signal was merely 2.16%. Similar picture was observed at Doksany station, even though the occurrence of fog was much less, 23% in winter, 14% in summer with ?=18.68%. The possible conclusion is that synoptic and microclimatic effects dominate the formation of fog in so far that they mask any other physical causes.

Hejkrlik, L.; Tolasz, R.

2010-07-01

350

Reservoirs' siltation measurments and sediment transport assessment in the Czech Republic, the Vrchlice catchment study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sediment transport from agricultural land into rivers and reservoirs is a problem within the Czech Republic. This problem was highly accelerated almost 50 years ago during the communist period. At that time strong collectivization was undertaken leading to destruction of traditional landscape patterns, surface outflow, erosion processes intensification and surface water quality deterioration. Thirteen years after political changes erosion problems

Josef Krasa; Tomas Dostal; Anton Van Rompaey; Jiri Vaska; Karel Vrana

2005-01-01

351

Health Care Regulation: Impact on the Supply of Outpatient Services in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this paper is to evaluate the impact of regulatory policy on the supply of outpatient services and on their geographical distribution in the Czech Republic. The analysis of regulatory policy is based on the review of literature. Trends and regional distribution were analysed quantitatively on the data for the period of 1990 to 2002. Regulation introduced in

Martin Dlouhý

2005-01-01

352

Adolescents during and after Times of Social Change: The Case of the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper introduces a set of four studies focused on adolescents in the Czech Republic. In the first part, authors reflect on the cultural background, the political, social, and psychological factors that have had influence on several generations of adolescents in the period of the communist totalitarian regime. They also describe the social…

Macek, Petr; Ježek, Stanislav; Vazsonyi, Alexander T.

2013-01-01

353

Experiential Learning in Education for Sustainable Development: Experiences from a Czech-Kazakh Social Learning Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article presents experience from a joint Czech-Kazakh project based on experiential education. The goal of the project was to develop trust and cooperation between various stakeholders to promote effective public participation in local sustainable development issues in Kazakhstan. The article describes the methodology of the programme and its…

Cincera, Jan

2013-01-01

354

Banking Competition and Efficiency: A Micro-Data Analysis on the Czech Banking Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banking competition is expected to provide welfare gains by reducing monopoly rents and cost inefficiencies, favouring a reduction of loan rates and then an increase in investment. These expected gains are a major issue for transition countries in which bank credit represents the largest source of external finance for companies. With the use of quarterly data for Czech banks, this

Anca Pruteanu-Podpiera; Laurent Weill; Franziska Schobert

355

Banking Competition and Efficiency: A Micro-Data Analysis on the Czech Banking Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banking competition is expected to provide welfare gains by reducing monopoly rents and cost inefficiencies, favouring a reduction of loan rates and then an increase in investment. These expected gains are a major issue for transition countries in which bank credit represents the largest source of external finance for companies. With the use of quarterly data for Czech banks, this

Anca Pruteanu-Podpiera; Laurent Weill; Franziska Schobert

2008-01-01

356

Arts and Cultural Education at School in Europe. Czech Republic 2007/08  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on Czech Republic's arts and cultural education. The decisions related to cultural and creative dimension of education are made at the central level, by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The Ministry is responsible for the development of the Framework Educational Programme for Basic Education (FEP BE). One of the aims…

Lajdova, Andrea; Slavik, Jan

2008-01-01

357

Mycobacterium avium Subspecies paratuberculosis Cultured from Locally and Commercially Pasteurized Cow's Milk in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Between November 2002 and April 2003, 244 bottles and cartons of commercially pasteurized cow's milk were obtained at random from retail outlets throughout the Czech Republic. During the same period, samples of raw milk and of milk that was subsequently subjected to a minimum of 71.7°C for 15 s in a local pasteurization unit were also obtained from two dairy

Wuhib Y. Ayele; Petra Svastova; Petr Roubal; Milan Bartos; Ivo Pavlik

2005-01-01

358

[Recommendation of the Czech Society of Endocrinology for the treatment of Cushing's syndrome in adults].  

PubMed

Cushing's syndrome is a rare disorder with variable aetiology which is connected with significantly increased morbidity and mortality. Therefore, early determination of correct aetiology and early treatment are essential for a decrease of morbidity and mortality of patients. Present article introduces review and current recommendation of Czech Society of Endocrinology for the treatment of Cushings syndrome. PMID:24073954

Kršek, M; Cáp, J; Hána, V; Marek, J; Ceské Léka?ské Spole?nosti J E Purkyn?, Za Výbor ?eské Endokrinologické Spole?nosti

2013-09-01

359

Usutu virus in blackbirds (Turdus merula), Czech Republic, 2011-2012.  

PubMed

The central European lineage of Usutu virus was isolated from a blackbird (Turdus merula), which was found dead in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, in 2011. The virus RNA was detected in two other dead blackbirds in Brno during 2012. PMID:23095331

Hubálek, Z; Rudolf, I; ?apek, M; Bakonyi, T; Betášová, L; Nowotny, N

2014-06-01

360

Higher Education Reform in the Czech Republic: A Personal Testimony Regarding the Impact of Foreign Advisers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Czech emigre scholar reflects on his return to his homeland after the 1989 Velvet Revolution; as an advisor to the Czechoslovak Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports; and in general on the question of the influence of foreign (Western) advisors in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe undergoing transition. (EV)

Cerych, Ladislav

2002-01-01

361

Universities in Transition in the Czech Republic: The Case of the University of South Bohemia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines the history of Czech higher education, changes after the 1989 "Velvet Revolution," and possible future directions as the society as a whole adjusts to non-Soviet, democratic government. An early section describes the early development of higher education beginning with the founding of Charles University in 1348. The following…

Mauch, James

362

Fiscal Adjustment and Contingent Government Liabilities: Case Studies of the Czech Republic and Macedonia  

Microsoft Academic Search

September 1999Governments? contingent liabilities increase fiscal vulnerability, but are omitted in traditional measures of the current deficit. In the Czech Republic this omission may mean that fiscal adjustment has been overstated by 3 to 4 percent of annual GDP, with future budgets having to pay for past guarantees. The stock of existing contingent liabilities in Macedonia could add 2 to

Roumeen Islam; Hafez Ghanem; Hana Polackova Brixi

1999-01-01

363

Semen Quality and Reproductive Health of Young Czech Men Exposed to Seasonal Air Pollution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study of male reproductive health in the Czech Republic resulted from community concern about potential adverse effects of air pollution. We compared young men (18 years of age) living in Teplice, a highly industrialized district with seasonally elevated levels of air pollution, to those from Prachatice, a rural district with relatively clean air. Surveys were scheduled for either late

Sherry G. Selevan; Libor Borkovec; Valerie L. Slott; Zdena Zudová; Donald P. Evenson; Sally D. Perreault

2000-01-01

364

Cost-effectiveness of countermeasures against radon in the Czech Republic: preliminary report.  

PubMed

The cost-effectiveness of remedial and preventive countermeasures against indoor radon in the frame of the Czech Radon Programme is preliminarily estimated, resulting in 72 700 CZK and 194 000 CZK per y of life gained by remediation and prevention, respectively, (exchange rate approximately 28 CZK/EUR). PMID:18420563

Thomas, J; Tomasek, L; Fojtíková, I; Bernovsky, P

2008-01-01

365

Public Support for Private Schools in Post-Communist Central Europe: Czech and Hungarian Experiences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses public support for private education and educational vouchers in post-Communist Hungary and the Czech Republic, which support nonstate schools extensively. Although public schools were relatively good in these countries post-Communism, there was a surge in demand for private alternatives. The paper examines changing market…

Filer, Randall K.; Munich, Daniel

366

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Poor Posture in School Children in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence and the main risk factors of poor posture in school children in the Czech Republic. Methods: The cross-sectional study examined representative sample of children aged 7, 11, and 15 years in the year 2003. From the overall number of 3600 children, 3520 (97.7%) attended and were…

Kratenova, Jana; Zejglicova, Kristyna; Maly, Marek; Filipova, Vera

2007-01-01

367

Soil Pollution by Heavy Metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in The Town of Brno (CZECH REPUBLIC)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors present the heavy metal and PAH content in the upper 20 cm soil level in the town of Brno (Czech Republic). These results correspond to a network of 54 sampling sites in which the main soil properties, traffic intensity data and microclimatic conditions have also been determined. The average content of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn

M. Strnad; M. Sá?ka; Z. Bohá?ek; I. Borkovcová; J. Vondra

1994-01-01

368

Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Czech Republic in 2011.  

PubMed

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas spp. are increasingly reported in many countries all over the world. Due to the resistance of those bacteria to almost all antibiotics (e.g.beta-lactams, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones),treatment options are seriously limited. In the Czech Republic, the incidence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae seems to be low, restricted to only three cases detected between 2009 and 2010.Here, we describe molecular typing of 15 carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates identified in the Czech Republic during 2011. Five VIM-1-producing isolates belonging to sequence type (ST)11 and one VIM-4-producing isolate of ST1029 have been detected. blaVIM-1 and blaVIM-4 as a part of class 1 integrons were chromosomally located or carried by a plasmid belonging to A/C replicon type (blaVIM-4). KPC-3-producing isolates of ST512, recovered from six patients, caused an outbreak. Three more isolates producing KPC-2 enzyme belonged to ST258. Both blaKPCgenes were part of the Tn4401a transposon carried on plasmids of the pKpQIL type. The isolates were resistant to all antibiotics tested except colistin and/or gentamicin.Four of these 15 strains were recovered from patients repatriated to the Czech Republic from Greece and Italy. This is the first report of outbreaks caused by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the Czech Republic. PMID:24229789

Hrabák, J; Papagiannitsis, C C; Študentová, V; Jakubu, V; Fridrichová, M; Zemlickova, H

2013-01-01

369

First Results of DSD Measurement by Videodistrometer in the Czech Republic in 1998-1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first results of the almost one year drop size distribution (DSD) measurement in the Czech Republic are summarised in this study. The ESA-ESTEC 2D videodistrometer was used to measure the rain drop parameters. The average DSD is shown to be of the gamma type. One minute DSDs were evaluated to test the accuracy of analytical DSD models. Parameters of

Ond?ej Fišer; Michael Schönhuber; Petr Pešice

2002-01-01

370

Privatisation, Decentralisation and Governance in Education in The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Sweden  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Sweden differ culturally and economically, but they commonly exhibit general trends of decentralisation in the control of educational processes and outcomes. The present contribution looks at these five European countries as the venue for case studies in educational restructuring as well as…

Daun, Holger

2004-01-01

371

The Czech Republic between Studentocracy, Academic Oligarchy and Managerialism: Are Students Powerful or Powerless?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we will argue that students played an important role at several crucial junctures of modern Czech history, which secured them a central position after 1989 in the new democratic model of higher education governance. However, over the last two decades students have largely lost this position owing to several factors: the growing…

Pabian, Petr; Hundlova, Lucie; Provazkova, Karla

2011-01-01

372

Educational Leadership Development in England and the Czech Republic: Comparing Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of educational leadership programmes and qualifications has become an international phenomenon in recent years. This article is one of a series that springs out of a British Council sponsored conference held in the Czech Republic in 2003, organized jointly by the Educational Management Centre of the Faculty of Education at Charles…

Brundrett, Mark; Slavikova, Lenka; Karabec, Stanislav; Murden, Brendan; Dering, Ann; Nicolaido, Maria

2006-01-01

373

Typology of Perfectionism in a Group of Mathematically Gifted Czech Adolescents over One Decade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed differences in Parker's typology of perfectionism (healthy perfectionist, unhealthy perfectionist, and nonperfectionist). We compared the results from previous research with follow-up 2005 and 2010 data collected from highly gifted Czech mathematicians aged 12 to 16 years. The study examined whether the same three…

Portešová, Šárka; Urbánek, Tomáš

2013-01-01

374

Prevalence of Mycoplasma agalactiae Antibodies in Czech and Jordanian Herds of Small Ruminants  

Microsoft Academic Search

Madanat A., D. Zendulková, P. Lány, Z. Pospí‰il, P. âíhal: Prevalence of Mycoplasma agalactiae Antibodies in Czech and Jordanian Herds of Small Ruminants. Acta Vet. Brno 2002, 71: 37-44. We investigated the presence of antibodies against Mycoplasma agalactiae, a causal agent of contagious agalactia, in herds of small ruminants. Eighty serum samples collected from 60 sheep and 20 goats in

A. MADANAT; D. ZENDULKOVÁ; P. LÁNY; Z. POSPÍ

375

The end of the Czech miracle? Currency crisis reveals need for institutional reforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

After years of high growth, low unemployment and low inflation, the Czech economy has suffered a sudden setback. Speculative attacks on the currency have forced the Central Bank to abandon its fixed exchange rate. The government has now announced austerity measures to reduce the massive current account deficit. In the short run, these measures will lead to lower growth and

Claudia M. Buch; Ralph P. Heinrich

1997-01-01

376

The Healthy Kindergarten: A Model Project of Health Promotion in the Kindergartens of the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that the preschool period is important for the formation of individual habits and modes of behavior related to health, the Czech Republic initiated the Healthy Kindergarten (HK) Project, thereby expanding the Healthy School Project for primary schools introduced into the country by the World Health Organization. This report describes the HK…

Havlinova, Miluse; Kopriva, Pavel

377

Small and Medium Enterprises in the Czech Republic - The Possibilities of Financing their International Business Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the beginning of nineties small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constituted a new phenomenon in the Czech economy. Their role increased during past fi fteen years but the development and internationalisation of their activities have been infl uenced by many barriers. The shortage of fi nancial recourses, lack of experience, information and knowledge were the most important among them. Step

Eva ?ernohlávková

2005-01-01

378

One Language, Two Number-Word Systems and Many Problems: Numerical Cognition in the Czech Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparing numerical performance between different languages does not only mean comparing different number-word systems, but also implies a comparison of differences regarding culture or educational systems. The Czech language provides the remarkable opportunity to disentangle this confound as there exist two different number-word systems within…

Pixner, S.; Zuber, J.; Hermanova, V.; Kaufmann, L.; Nuerk, H.-C.; Moeller, K.

2011-01-01

379

Receptive Multilingualism in "Monolingual" Media: Managing the Presence of Slovak on Czech Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates how the presence of a minority language closely related to the majority language is received and treated on the World Wide Web. Specifically, it deals with the acceptability and treatment of texts written in Slovak in the .cz domain, which belongs to the Czech Republic, more than a decade after the split of Czechoslovakia.…

Sloboda, Marián; Nábelková, Mira

2013-01-01

380

Czech-German Relations in the Context of Shadows of the Past and Geographical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Czech-German relations developed in a complex way during the twentieth century. This article addresses the mutual historical and current relations of these nations, in light of historical events in the last century. The analysis is based on the study of period geography textbooks (as an example of one of the tools used to create a picture of the…

Matušková, Alena; Rousová, Magdalena

2014-01-01

381

Background Study on Employment and Labour Market in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current recession in the Czech Republic is driven by aggregate demand, unsustainable growth of wages, weak enforcement of the legal system, non-operational bankruptcy law, and poor corporate governance. The wage dispersion has been growing continuously, and wage setting has become increasingly more responsive to market forces. Education has…

Munich, Daniel; Jurajda, Stepan; Cihak, Martin

382

Capital Market Imperfections, Uncertainty and Corporate Investment in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we examine private investment behavior of firms in the Czech Republic. A special feature of the study is that the investment equations include variables which may give some more insights into the role of capital market imperfections as well as the effect of uncertainty. Our results find support for the accelerator model. We find evidence for cash-flow

Robert Lensink; Elmer Sterken

2000-01-01

383

Fluctuation of maximum and minimum air temperatures in the Czech and the Slovak Republics  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to the data averaged for eleven representative non-urban stations in the Czech Republic and fourteen stations in the Slovak Republic in the period 1961–1992, the mean air temperatures, mean daily maxima and mean daily minima exhibited a positive trend in winter (statistically significant), in spring, in summer and in the year, and a negative trend in autumn. Insignificant were

R. Brázdil; M. Budíková; P. Faško; M. Lapin

1995-01-01

384

Action Learning, Team Learning and Co-Operation in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This account of practice presents two cases of the application of Action Learning (AL) communication methodology as described by Marquardt [2004. "Optimising the power of action learning". Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing]. The teams were Czech and international top management teams. The AL methodology was used to improve cooperation and…

Kubatova, Slava

2012-01-01

385

A Classification of International Business Strategies in the Czech Republic: A Longitudinal Analysis of Selected Firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is focused on relationship between external and internal impact on decision-making influencing international business strategies in transitional economy. Drawing from secondary and primary interview data on international business activities of 18 startups and 20 enterprises operating in the Czech Republic (including firms controlled by both domestic and foreign investors), respectively, the authors propose five strategies. In general, the

James D. Goodnow; Pavel Vopa?il

2005-01-01

386

Reproductive agency and projects: Germans searching for egg donation in Spain and the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

German patients in search of IVF with egg donation (which is prohibited by German law) are increasingly deciding to travel to clinics in other countries (mostly to the Czech Republic and Spain) that are able to provide them with the eggs of other women. Through three case studies of German couples who crossed international borders for IVF with egg donation,

Sven Bergmann

2011-01-01

387

400 MWe IGCC Power Plant with HTW Gasification in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The former town gas plant Vresova, Czech Republic, was converted to 400 MWe combined cycle power generation in 1996. Clean fuel gas is produced from local lignite, one of the major energy reserves in the United States, Europe and other countries around the world. Gas purification (Rectisol) and other plant units have already been refurbished in recent years. Various alternatives

Z. Bucko; J. Engelhard; J. Wolff; Krupp Uhde; H. Vierrath

388

Solving the "Gypsy Problem": "D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines how the "discourse moment" constituted by "D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic" might affect the future of schooling for Roma youth. In this article, the authors follow the scheme proposed by Lilie Chouliaraki and Norman Fairclough, who suggest a five-part framework for critical discourse analysis: statement of the problem,…

New, William S.; Merry, Michael S.

2010-01-01

389

Health needs of the Roma population in the Czech and Slovak Republics  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the growing literature on the human rights of Roma people in Central Europe, their relatively poor health status is often mentioned. However, little concrete information exists about the contemporary health status of the Roma in this region. We sought information on the health of the Roma in two of countries with significant Roma minorities, the Czech and Slovak Republics,

Ilona Koupilová; Helen Epstein; Jan Hol???k; Steve Hajioff; Martin McKee

2001-01-01

390

The Changing Relationship Between the State and Higher Education in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the change from total state control in Czech higher education to its democratization after 1989. It compares elements in the two systems, including legislative control, institutional administration, academic freedom, teaching and research, employment policies, curriculum design, access to higher education, and funding. The…

Worgan, Patricia

1995-01-01

391

Genetic Engineering Workshop Report, 2010  

SciTech Connect

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Bioinformatics group has recently taken on a role in DTRA's Transformation Medical Technologies (TMT) program. The high-level goal of TMT is to accelerate the development of broad-spectrum countermeasures. To achieve this goal, there is a need to assess the genetic engineering (GE) approaches, potential application as well as detection and mitigation strategies. LLNL was tasked to coordinate a workshop to determine the scope of investments that DTRA should make to stay current with the rapid advances in genetic engineering technologies, so that accidental or malicious uses of GE technologies could be adequately detected and characterized. Attachment A is an earlier report produced by LLNL for TMT that provides some relevant background on Genetic Engineering detection. A workshop was held on September 23-24, 2010 in Springfield, Virginia. It was attended by a total of 55 people (see Attachment B). Twenty four (44%) of the attendees were academic researchers involved in GE or bioinformatics technology, 6 (11%) were from DTRA or the TMT program management, 7 (13%) were current TMT performers (including Jonathan Allen and Tom Slezak of LLNL who hosted the workshop), 11 (20%) were from other Federal agencies, and 7 (13%) were from industries that are involved in genetic engineering. Several attendees could be placed in multiple categories. There were 26 attendees (47%) who were from out of the DC area and received travel assistance through Invitational Travel Orders (ITOs). We note that this workshop could not have been as successful without the ability to invite experts from outside of the Beltway region. This workshop was an unclassified discussion of the science behind current genetic engineering capabilities. US citizenship was not required for attendance. While this may have limited some discussions concerning risk, we felt that it was more important for this first workshop to focus on the scientific state of the art. We also consciously chose to not dwell on matters of policy (for example, screening of commercial gene or oligo synthesis orders), as multiple other forums for policy discussion have taken place in recent years. We acknowledge that other workshops on topics relevant to genetic engineering should be held, some of which may need to take place at higher classification levels. The workshop moderators would like to acknowledge the enthusiastic participation of the attendees in the discussions. Special thanks are given to Sofi Ibrahim, for his extensive assistance on helping this report reach its final form. The genetic engineering workshop brought together a diverse mix of genetic engineering pioneers and experts, Federal agency representatives concerned with abuses of genetic engineering, TMT performers, bioinformatics experts, and representatives from industry involved with large-scale genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Several talks established the current range of genetic engineering capabilities and the relative difficulties of identifying and characterizing the results of their use. Extensive discussions established a number of recommendations to DTRA of how to direct future research investments so that any mis-use of genetic engineering techniques can be promptly identified and characterized.

Allen, J; Slezak, T

2010-11-03

392

Normative data for the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 in 7-yr.-old children in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Scores on the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2) in a Czech sample recruited from mainstream urban elementary schools were compared with the U.S. normative sample. 315 children participated (152 boys, M age = 7.1 yr., SD = 0.3; 163 girls, M age = 7.0 yr., SD = 0.3). Differences in raw score means and percentiles were evaluated, showing differences between the Czech and the U.S. normative samples. Standardized U.S. norms for the TGMD-2 should not be generalized to the Czech population without further study. PMID:20865991

Cepicka, Ladislav

2010-06-01

393

The heat wave of August 2012 in the Czech Republic: Evaluation using the Weather Extremity Index  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an analysis of the summer heat wave of August 2012 in the Czech Republic. We use and compare results of two different approaches to heat wave evaluation. The Weather Extremity Index evaluates the extremity and spatial extent of the meteorological extreme event of interest. The second method is based on the duration of daily maximum air temperature above specific thresholds. In August 2012, the high air temperature in the Czech Republic lasted from 18/8 to 24/8. It was connected with the inflow of hot air from northern Africa between the low pressure trough over the eastern Atlantic and the region of high pressure in central Europe. The heat wave culminated on 20/8 when the maximum air temperature was higher than 30°C in the whole area of the Czech Republic and the highest daily maximum air temperature on record in the Czech Republic with value of 40.4°C was observed at Dob?ichovice station. Our results demonstrate that the studied heat wave was quite extraordinary, occurring so late in the summer with a relatively large areal extent and extremity of detected maximum air temperature. Furthermore, the Weather Extremity Index was found useful for identification of really extreme high air temperature events and facilitated inter-comparison in terms of extremity and spatial extent. However, it cannot be used for detection of all heat waves that could have severe impacts on both human activities and natural ecosystems. The work has been supported by the grant P209/11/1990 funded by the Czech Science Foundation.

Holtanová, Eva; Valeriánová, Anna; Crhová, Lenka

2014-05-01

394

Molecular Genetic Analysis of 103 Sporadic Colorectal Tumours in Czech Patients  

PubMed Central

The Czech Republic has one of the highest incidences of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Europe. To evaluate whether sporadic CRCs in Czech patients have specific mutational profiles we analysed somatic genetic changes in known CRC genes (APC, KRAS, TP53, CTNNB1, MUTYH and BRAF, loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at the APC locus, microsatellite instability (MSI), and methylation of the MLH1 promoter) in 103 tumours from 102 individuals. The most frequently mutated gene was APC (68.9% of tumours), followed by KRAS (31.1%), TP53 (27.2%), BRAF (8.7%) and CTNNB1 (1.9%). Heterozygous germline MUTYH mutations in 2 patients were unlikely to contribute to the development of their CRCs. LOH at the APC locus was found in 34.3% of tumours, MSI in 24.3% and MLH1 methylation in 12.7%. Seven tumours (6.9%) were without any changes in the genes tested. The analysis yielded several findings possibly specific for the Czech cohort. Somatic APC mutations did not cluster in the mutation cluster region (MCR). Tumours with MSI but no MLH1 methylation showed earlier onset and more severe mutational profiles compared to MSI tumours with MLH1 methylation. TP53 mutations were predominantly located outside the hot spots, and transitions were underrepresented. Our analysis supports the observation that germline MUTYH mutations are rare in Czech individuals with sporadic CRCs. Our findings suggest the influence of specific ethnic genetic factors and/or lifestyle and dietary habits typical for the Czech population on the development of these cancers.

Vasovcak, Peter; Pavlikova, Kristyna; Sedlacek, Zdenek; Skapa, Petr; Kouda, Martin; Hoch, Jiri; Krepelova, Anna

2011-01-01

395

Effects of global change in the Czech Part of the River Elbe Basin and adaptation options  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Integrated Water Resources Management planning the effects of changing natural conditions (natural water availability) and socio-economic development (water demand) must be taken into consideration. Climate change will influence the water availability. In some sectors, e.g. agricultural irrigation, also the water demand is influenced by climatic conditions. Both, the development of natural water availability and water demand, are connected with certain levels of uncertainty. Therefore, scenarios of socio-economic development and climate change are required for Integrated Water Resources Management planning. The river Elbe basin (catchment area approximately 150,000 km˛) is located in central Europe. The river Elbe basin is a trans boundary river basin. One third is located in the Czech Republic upstream of Germany, where two thirds of the basin is located. Therefore, inflows from the Czech part are important for instance for navigation in the German part. For navigation an inflow to Germany of 100 m3/s is required. Due to climate change the inflows are expected to decline. In the project GLOWA-Elbe a water management model for the whole river Elbe basin was developed. The model for the Czech part includes among others 52 reservoirs, 20 thermoelectric power plants, 70 hydroelectric power plants, 30 industrial users, 15 agricultural irrigation users, 40 public water utilities, and 160 waste water treatment plants. Two global socio-economic trends are renationalized and used in the simulations. Renationalized climate data are used to simulate the effects of climate change on natural discharges. Using the water management model the effects of global change on inflows from the Czech Republic to Germany are simulated. Using this model is it analyzed, if reservoir management in the Czech part can sustain a required inflow of 100 m3/s to Germany.

Koch, Hagen; Kaltofen, Michael; Kaden, Stefan; Grünewald, Uwe

2010-05-01

396

75 FR 58411 - Center for Veterinary Medicine eSubmitter Workshop; Public Workshop; Request for Comments  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FDA-2010-N-0481] Center for Veterinary Medicine eSubmitter Workshop; Public...entitled: ``Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) eSubmitter Workshop...Charles Andres, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-100), Food and...

2010-09-24

397

Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series: Workshop 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Numerous NASA reports and studies have identified Planetary Protection (PP) as an important part of any Mars sample return mission. The mission architecture, hardware, on-board experiments, and related activities must be designed in ways that prevent both forward- and back-contamination and also ensure maximal return of scientific information. A key element of any PP effort for sample return missions is the development of guidelines for containment and analysis of returned sample(s). As part of that effort, NASA and the Space Studies Board (SSB) of the National Research Council (NRC) have each assembled experts from a wide range of scientific fields to identify and discuss issues pertinent to sample return. In 1997, the SSB released its report on recommendations for handling and testing of returned Mars samples. In particular, the NRC recommended that: a) samples returned from Mars by spacecraft should be contained and treated as potentially hazardous until proven otherwise, and b) rigorous physical, chemical, and biological analyses [should] confirm that there is no indication of the presence of any exogenous biological entity. Also in 1997, a Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol workshop was convened at NASA Ames Research Center to deal with three specific aspects of the initial handling of a returned Mars sample: 1) biocontainment, to prevent 'uncontrolled release' of sample material into the terrestrial environment; 2) life detection, to examine the sample for evidence of organisms; and 3) biohazard testing, to determine if the sample poses any threat to terrestrial life forms and the Earth's biosphere. In 1999, a study by NASA's Mars Sample Handling and Requirements Panel (MSHARP) addressed three other specific areas in anticipation of returning samples from Mars: 1) sample collection and transport back to Earth; 2) certification of the samples as non-hazardous; and 3) sample receiving, curation, and distribution. To further refine the requirements for sample hazard testing and the criteria for subsequent release of sample materials from quarantine, the NASA Planetary Protection Officer convened an additional series of workshops beginning in March 2000. The overall objective of these workshops was to develop comprehensive protocols to assess whether the returned materials contain any biological hazards, and to safeguard the purity of the samples from possible terrestrial contamination. This document is the report of the second Workshop in the Series. The information herein will ultimately be integrated into a final document reporting the proceedings of the entire Workshop Series along with additional information and recommendations.

Rummel, John D. (Editor); Acevedo, Sara E. (Editor); Kovacs, Gregory T. A. (Editor); Race, Margaret S. (Editor); DeVincenzi, Donald L. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

398

NASA Formal Methods Workshop, 1990  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The workshop brought together researchers involved in the NASA formal methods research effort for detailed technical interchange and provided a mechanism for interaction with representatives from the FAA and the aerospace industry. The workshop also included speakers from industry to debrief the formal methods researchers on the current state of practice in flight critical system design, verification, and certification. The goals were: define and characterize the verification problem for ultra-reliable life critical flight control systems and the current state of practice in industry today; determine the proper role of formal methods in addressing these problems, and assess the state of the art and recent progress toward applying formal methods to this area.

Butler, Ricky W. (compiler)

1990-01-01

399

Nuclear thermal propulsion workshop overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA is planning an Exploration Technology Program as part of the Space Exploration Initiative to return U.S. astronauts to the moon, conduct intensive robotic exploration of the moon and Mars, and to conduct a piloted mission to Mars by 2019. Nuclear Propulsion is one of the key technology thrust for the human mission to Mars. The workshop addresses NTP (Nuclear Thermal Rocket) technologies with purpose to: assess the state-of-the-art of nuclear propulsion concepts; assess the potential benefits of the concepts for the mission to Mars; identify critical, enabling technologies; lay-out (first order) technology development plans including facility requirements; and estimate the cost of developing these technologies to flight-ready status. The output from the workshop will serve as a data base for nuclear propulsion project planning.

Clark, John S.

1991-01-01

400

Absolute-Gravity Workshop planned  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new FG5 absolute gravimeter has a design goal accuracy of 1 ?Gal and represents the most recent of a series of gravimeters inspired by advances in gravimeter design by J. Faller at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) in Boulder, Colo. A 2-day workshop will be held in Boulder from March 22 to 23 to discuss current and future applications of absolute gravity (g). Details of the workshop appear at the end of this article. The instrument is based on the principle of interferometrically measuring the time and position of a weight falling in a vacuum, using a stabilized laser and an atomic clock [cf. Cook, 1967; Faller, 1963; Hammond, 1970; Zumberge, 1981; Niebauer, 1986].

Bilham, Roger; Sasagawa, Glenn

401

Fall 2010 Total Solar Irradiance Calibration Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of a NASA-Sponsored program to understand the differences in Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) results reported by various space-based radiometers, the Naval Research Laboratory is hosting a Total Solar Irradiance Calibration Workshop. This workshop is a follow-on meeting to a similar workshop hosted by the National Institute for Standards and Technology in 2005. These workshops have been attended by many of the PI teams of the past and current TSI measuring instruments. The discussions at these workshops have addressed calibration methods and the numerous instrumental differences that need to be understood in order to bring the complete ensemble of results onto a common scale. In this talk we will present an overview of the NRL Calibration Workshop which will include results of recent calibration studies at various laboratories and have involved several TSI instruments.

Morrill, J. S.; Socker, D. G.; Willson, R. C.; Kopp, G.

2010-12-01

402

Workshop summary: Space environmental effects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The workshop on Space Environmental Effects is summarized. The underlying concern of the group was related to the question of how well laboratory tests correlate with actual experience in space. The discussion ranged over topics pertaining to tests involving radiation, atomic oxygen, high voltage plasmas, contamination in low earth orbit, and new environmental effects that may have to be considered on arrays used for planetary surface power systems.

Meulenberg, A.; Anspaugh, B. E.

1991-01-01

403

Thermosphere Dynamics Workshop, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Atmospheric observations reported on include recent measurements of thermospherical composition, gas temperatures, auroral emissions, ion-neutral collisional coupling, electric fields, and plasma convection. Theoretical studies reported on include model calculations of thermospherical general circulation, thermospheric tides, thermospheric tidal coupling to the lower atmosphere, interactions between thermospheic chemistry and dynamics and thermosphere-ionosphere coupling processes. The abstracts provide details given in each talk but the figures represent the fundamental information exchanged within the workshop

Mayr, H. G. (editor); Miller, N. J. (editor)

1986-01-01

404

Thermosphere Dynamics Workshop, volume 2  

SciTech Connect

Atmospheric observations reported on include recent measurements of thermospherical composition, gas temperatures, auroral emissions, ion-neutral collisional coupling, electric fields, and plasma convection. Theoretical studies reported on include model calculations of thermospherical general circulation, thermospheric tides, thermospheric tidal coupling to the lower atmosphere, interactions between thermospheic chemistry and dynamics and thermosphere-ionosphere coupling processes. The abstracts provide details given in each talk but the figures represent the fundamental information exchanged within the workshop

Mayr, H.G.; Miller, N.J.

1986-06-01

405

1997 Spacecraft Contamination and Coatings Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This volume contains the presentation charts of talks given at the "1997 Spacecraft Contamination and Coatings Workshop," held July 9-10, 1997, in Annapolis, Maryland. The workshop was attended by representatives from NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Department of Defense, industry, and universities concerned with the the spacecraft contamination engineering and thermal control coatings. The workshop provided a forum for exchanging new developments in spacecraft contamination and coatings.

Chen, Philip T. (Compiler); Benner, Steve M. (Compiler)

1997-01-01

406

Telling Your Story Pilot Workshop Survey Results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Twenty Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution community members were surveyed on a pilot workshop entitled, Telling Your Story, or How to Survive a Classroom Visit. Participants were asked to complete pre- and post-workshop surveys concerning the content and presentation of the program. The report includes a series of recommendations on how to improve the workshop. The surveys are included at the end of the report.

407

The USRA workshop report: Electrostatic fog dispersal  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Workshop was held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, on February 1-2, 1983. The Workshop was attended by seventeen experts in the scientific fields of fog and cloud physics, charged-particle electrodynamics, atmospheric turbulence, atmospheric electricity, and electro-gasdynamics. The major objective of the Workshop was to assess the scientific merits and scientific basis of the proposed system and to assess its potential for operational application.

Davis, M. H. (editor)

1983-01-01

408

International Workshop on Linear Colliders 2010  

ScienceCinema

IWLC2010 International Workshop on Linear Colliders 2010ECFA-CLIC-ILC joint meeting: Monday 18 October - Friday 22 October 2010Venue: CERN and CICG (International Conference Centre Geneva, Switzerland) This year, the International Workshop on Linear Colliders organized by the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) will study the physics, detectors and accelerator complex of a linear collider covering both CLIC and ILC options.Contact Workshop Secretariat  IWLC2010 is hosted by CERN

None

2011-10-06

409

Proceedings of the TOUGH workshop  

SciTech Connect

A workshop on applications and enhancements of the TOUGH/MULKOM family of multiphase fluid and heat flow simulation programs was held at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on September 13--14, 1990. The workshop was attended by 62 scientists from seven countries with interests in geothermal reservoir engineering, nuclear waste isolation, unsaturated zone hydrology, environmental problems, and laboratory and field experimentation. The meeting featured 21 technical presentations, extended abstracts of which are reproduced in the present volume in unedited form. Simulator applications included processes on a broad range of space scales, from centimeters to kilometers, with transient times from seconds to geologic time scales. A number of code enhancements were reported that increased execution speeds for large 3-D problems by factors of order 20, reduced memory requirements, and improved user-friendliness. The workshop closed with an open discussion session that focussed on future needs and means for interaction in the TOUGH user community. Input from participants was gathered by means of a questionnaire that is reproduced in the appendix. 171 refs., 91 figs., 16 tabs.

Pruess, K. [ed.

1990-09-01

410

Second thermal storage applications workshop  

SciTech Connect

On February 7 and 8, 1980, approximately 20 persons representing the management of both the Solar Thermal Power Systems Program (TPS) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Division of Central Solar Technology (CST) and the Thermal Energy Storage Program (TES) of the DOE Division of Energy Storage Systems (STOR) met in San Antonio, Texas, for the Second Thermal Storage Applications Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to review the joint Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Thermal Applications (TESSTA) Program between CST and STOR and to discuss important issues in implementing it. The meeting began with summaries of the seven major elements of the joint program (six receiver-related, storage development elements, and one advanced technology element). Then, a brief description along with supporting data was given of several issues related to the recent joint multiyear program plan (MYPP). Following this session, the participants were divided into three smaller groups representing the program elements that mainly supported large power, small power, and advanced technology activities. During the afternoon of the first day, each group prioritized the program elements through program budgets and discussed the issues defined as well as others of concern. On the morning of the second day, representatives of each group presented the group's results to the other participants. Major conclusions arising from the workshop are presented regarding program and budget. (LEW)

Wyman, C.E.; Larson, R.W.

1980-06-01

411

Report of Ethical Considerations Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For more than four decades, planetary protection policy based on the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 has guided space missions in avoiding harmful cross-contamination during exploration. Throughout this time, the main emphasis of the policy has been based on protecting science and avoiding biological contamination. In light of new knowledge about planetary bodies and the diversity and capabilities of terrestrial microorganisms in extreme environments, as well as increased interest in human exploration activities beyond Earth orbit, it is appropriate to con-sider the ethical and policy implications of this approach. In June 2010, a workshop was held at Princeton, New Jersey, to focus on those implications, and to formulate recommendations for the space-faring nations of the world relating to concrete measures that might be undertaken to conduct space science studies and exploration within a sustainable framework that considers additional ethical perspectives as well as science protection. The workshop considered both current planetary protection policy (COSPAR, etc.) and the implications of protecting plan-ets beyond purely scientific considerations, especially in light of possible human missions of exploration. This talk provides a summary of the workshop discussions and results.

Race, Margaret; Conley, Catharine; Kminek, Gerhard; Rummel, John

412

Development of state computerised accounting system for nuclear material in the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic towards 2000.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The presentation describes the evaluation of computerised system for processing of safeguards data and reporting to the IAEA in the Slovak Republic and in the Czech Republic in accordance with their Safeguards Agreements. The attention is given to the fir...

S. Bezak A. Bencova V. Cisar M. Zajicova J. Bilek

1999-01-01

413

Workshop on Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research  

NSF Publications Database

... 310kb) General Guidance for Developing Qualitative Research Projects (PDF, 174kb) Recommendations ... Strengthening Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences (PDF, 174kb) Appendix 1: List of Workshop ...

414

City Stars Teacher Workshops: 1994 - 1997  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From 1994-1997, the Charles Hayden Planetarium, Boston and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have utilized funding from NASA IDEAS grants to develop and present City Stars teacher workshops. Geared toward inner city teachers with little or no background in astronomy, these hands-on workshops have succcessfully reached a total of 121 urban teachers. This paper will provide an overview of the City Stars workshops, present a video tape of Noreen Grice (Boston Museum of Science) and Dr. Paul Gorenstein (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) conducting a workshop, and outline future plans for use of the teaching materials and methods.

Grice, N.

1998-05-01

415

Summer 1994 Computational Science Workshop. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the work performed by the University of New Mexico Principal Investigators and Research Assistants while hosting the highly successful Summer 1994 Computational Sciences Workshop in Albuquerque on August 6--11, 1994. Included in this report is a final budget for the workshop, along with a summary of the participants` evaluation of the workshop. The workshop proceeding have been delivered under separate cover. In order to assist in the organization of future workshops, we have also included in this report detailed documentation of the pre- and post-workshop activities associated with this contract. Specifically, we have included a section that documents the advertising performed, along with the manner in which applications were handled. A complete list of the workshop participants in this section. Sample letters that were generated while dealing with various commercial entities and departments at the University are also included in a section dealing with workshop logistics. Finally, we have included a section in this report that deals with suggestions for future workshops.

NONE

1994-12-31

416

Workshops to support the bereavement process.  

PubMed

When a bereaved person is in need of extra support during the bereavement process, at present four types of support can be distinguished: professional individual- and group counseling and non-professional individual- and group counseling. In this article another support facility is proposed: the workshop. It is indicated that the workshop can be considered as a valuable addition to the current counseling alternatives for bereavement and can possibly prevent more serious bereavement problems. After an explanation of bereavement counseling, the set-up of the workshop is described. Special attention is payed to the group dynamic aspects of the workshop. PMID:9697557

Beem, E E; Eurelings-Bontekoe, E H; Cleiren, M P; Garssen, B

1998-05-01

417

Management strategies in the Czech telecommunications sector: a comparative study of ?eský Telecom and T-Mobile  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article compares employment relations (ER) strategies at the incumbent fixed line Czech telecommunications company (TelCo), ?eský Telecom (?T), and the T-Mobile subsidiary, T-Mobile Czech Republic (TMCZ). It considers the extent to which the firms were able to introduce Western-style HRM practices within the context of three changing dynamics. First, the collapse of communism in the former Czechoslovakia was followed

Peter Ross

2008-01-01

418

[First results of participation of the Czech Republic in the 7th Framework Programme, priority Health, in years 2007-2013].  

PubMed

European Commission has announced the first preliminary results of participation in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), priority Health. The overview presents the basic statistics regarding the participation of the Czech teams, universities, institutions, and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in FP7 projects. The aim of the article is to present the basic data on the projects with the Czech participation, the EU financial contribution for Czech teams and the main research topics. PMID:24041023

Kinkorová, Judita

2013-01-01

419

Chernobyl: prenatal loss of four hundred male fetuses in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The long-standing higher male birth fraction is considered an indicator of reproduction stability and health. In contrast, a decrease in the male birth fraction has been reported after prenatal exposure to environmental chemical factors. There is generally higher vulnerability of boys to prenatal damage by environmental stress. We formulated a hypothesis that the Chernobyl disaster might also have had a greater negative impact on male than on female fetuses, leading to their selective loss and to a decrease in the male birth fraction. To test this hypothesis, we examined demographic data on monthly natality in the territory of the Czech Republic from 1950 to 1999. The male birth fraction was higher in the Czech Republic each month between 1950 and 1999 except November 1986, when it was significantly (P< 0.05) reduced. This finding suggests a selective negative effect of the Chernobyl accident on male fetuses during the 3rd month of prenatal development. PMID:15013066

Peterka, Miroslav; Peterková, Renata; Likovský, Zbynek

2004-01-01

420

[The history and present status of biotechnology in the Czech Republic].  

PubMed

The paper outlines the historical milestones in the development of biotechnology in the Czech Republic in the fields of research, education and manufacture. The section dealing with the present state describes fundamental research carried out in the institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the universities and technical colleges, the institutes of applied research subsidized by the pertinent ministries as well as privatized institutes. The numbers of institutes and researchers before and after the political changes in 1989 are compared and the grant agencies for support of science and research are listed. The section dealing with biotechnological industry characterizes the firms manufacturing the products and devices for pharmacy, agriculture, food industry and ecology. PMID:7788205

Sikyta, B; Dusek, J

1995-06-01

421

Molecular identification of Cryptosporidium spp. in animal and human hosts from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

To study the diversity of Cryptosporidium spp. in various hosts, we used the variability of the small-subunit rRNA gene and the Cryptosporidium oocyst wall protein genes. Oocysts from humans, cattle, horses, dogs, field mice, chickens, reptiles, deer, goat, cat, antelope and from a sample of water reservoir were assayed. The zoonotic C. parvum bovine genotype sequence was found to be present in the most of isolates. This study shows a complex epidemiology pattern for C. parvum bovine genotype infections. The identification of cattle, horse, and deer isolates emphasizes a transmission route for C. parvum via these hosts, and identifies a potential source for human infection in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, C. andersoni from a cow, C. baileyi from a chicken, C. felis from a cat, C. meleagridis from a dog, and C. saurophilum and C. serpentis from reptiles were also identified in the isolates from the Czech Republic. PMID:15219359

Hajdusek, Ondrej; Ditrich, Oleg; Slapeta, Jan

2004-07-14

422

Magnetic Alignment in Carps: Evidence from the Czech Christmas Fish Market  

PubMed Central

While magnetoreception in birds has been studied intensively, the literature on magnetoreception in bony fish, and particularly in non-migratory fish, is quite scarce. We examined alignment of common carps (Cyprinus carpio) at traditional Christmas sale in the Czech Republic. The sample comprised measurements of the directional bearings in 14,537 individual fish, distributed among 80 large circular plastic tubs, at 25 localities in the Czech Republic, during 817 sampling sessions, on seven subsequent days in December 2011. We found that carps displayed a statistically highly significant spontaneous preference to align their bodies along the North-South axis. In the absence of any other common orientation cues which could explain this directional preference, we attribute the alignment of the fish to the geomagnetic field lines. It is apparent that the display of magnetic alignment is a simple experimental paradigm of great heuristic potential.

Hart, Vlastimil; Kusta, Tomas; Nemec, Pavel; Blahova, Veronika; Jezek, Milos; Novakova, Petra; Begall, Sabine; Cerveny, Jaroslav; Hanzal, Vladimir; Malkemper, Erich Pascal; Stipek, Kamil; Vole, Christiane; Burda, Hynek

2012-01-01

423

Short- and long-term variability of radon progeny concentration in dwellings in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

In this paper, repeated measurements of radon progeny concentration in dwellings in the Czech Republic are described. Two distinct data sets are available: one based on present measurements in 170 selected dwellings in the Central Bohemian Pluton with a primary measurement carried out in the 1990s and the other based on 1920 annual measurements in 960 single-family houses in the Czech Republic in 1992 and repeatedly in 1993. The analysis of variance model with random effects is applied to data to evaluate the variability of measurements. The calculated variability attributable to repeated measurements is compared with results from other countries. In epidemiological studies, ignoring the variability of measurements may lead to biased estimates of risk of lung cancer. PMID:22740647

Slezáková, M; Navrátilová Rovenská, K; Tomásek, L; Holecek, J

2013-03-01

424

Magnetic alignment in carps: evidence from the Czech christmas fish market.  

PubMed

While magnetoreception in birds has been studied intensively, the literature on magnetoreception in bony fish, and particularly in non-migratory fish, is quite scarce. We examined alignment of common carps (Cyprinus carpio) at traditional Christmas sale in the Czech Republic. The sample comprised measurements of the directional bearings in 14,537 individual fish, distributed among 80 large circular plastic tubs, at 25 localities in the Czech Republic, during 817 sampling sessions, on seven subsequent days in December 2011. We found that carps displayed a statistically highly significant spontaneous preference to align their bodies along the North-South axis. In the absence of any other common orientation cues which could explain this directional preference, we attribute the alignment of the fish to the geomagnetic field lines. It is apparent that the display of magnetic alignment is a simple experimental paradigm of great heuristic potential. PMID:23227241

Hart, Vlastimil; Kušta, Tomáš; N?mec, Pavel; Bláhová, Veronika; Ježek, Miloš; Nováková, Petra; Begall, Sabine; Cervený, Jaroslav; Hanzal, Vladimír; Malkemper, Erich Pascal; Stípek, Kamil; Vole, Christiane; Burda, Hynek

2012-01-01

425

Proceedings: ISO 140001 Environmental Management Systems Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security has posted online (.pdf format) the proceedings of a July 1999 workshop on "ISO 140001 Environmental Management Systems and their implications for public policy." The online proceedings summarize the workshop presentations and provide an overview of participants and associated agencies.

426

DOE Ocean Carbon Sequestration Research Workshop 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together the principal investigators of all the projects that were being funded under the DOE ocean carbon sequestration research program. The primary goal of the workshop was to interchange research results, to d...

2006-01-01

427

Rotational Seismology Workshop of February 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A successful workshop titled Measuring the Rotation Effects of Strong Ground Motion was held simultaneously in Menlo Park and Pasadena via video conference on 16 February 2006. The purpose of the Workshop and this Report are to summarize existing data and...

A. Cochard B. S. Huang C. R. Hutt H. Igel J. R. Evans K. W. Hudnut V. Graizer

2007-01-01

428

Direct Loan Overview Workshop. Participant's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This training guide for a one-day workshop provides an introduction to the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program for administrative personnel at higher educations institutions. The seven sections of the guide, each corresponding to a single workshop session, include activity sheets, questions for participants to answer, and space for notes.…

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

429

Introduction to Deaf-Blindness Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the agenda and materials distributed at a 1-day introductory workshop on deaf-blindness. Introductory material explains the workshop's purpose and rules. A short test contrasts facts and myths about deaf-blindness. A handout presents information on the dynamics of deaf-blindness, etiologies in the adult deaf-blind…

Rhodes, Larry

430

Staff Workshop: Exploring Science with Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article begins with a section entitled, "Involving Parents in Science Discovery" written by Carol Seefeldt. This section discusses staff workshop for exploring discovery science. Here, the author provides the staff workshop instructions. This is followed by a section entitled, "Exploring Science with Young Children" written by Peter Rillero.…

Seefeldt, Carol; Rillero, Peter

2005-01-01

431

Experiential Learning Workshop for Indian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experiential workshop was offered to graduate psychology students at a major university in India. The workshop combined Western group counseling concepts with Yoga and indigenous peoples' psychological understandings to help students connect theory, practice, and personal understanding in a culturally relevant framework. Students shared their…

Rybak, Christopher J.; Poonawalla, Nishreen P.; Deuskar, Megha U.; Bapat, Radhika S.

2007-01-01

432

Teaching Reading: 3-5 Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This video workshop with auxiliary classroom videos will show intermediate elementary teachers how to help their students transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." Eight half-hour workshop video programs feature leading experts who discuss current research on learning to read and teaching a diverse range of students. The research…

Annenberg Media, 2005

2005-01-01

433

Fourteenth workshop geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The Fourteenth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering was held at Stanford University on January 24--26, 1989. Major areas of discussion include: (1) well testing; (2) various field results; (3) geoscience; (4) geochemistry; (5) reinjection; (6) hot dry rock; and (7) numerical modelling. For these workshop proceedings, individual papers are processed separately for the Energy Data Base.

Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Kruger, P.; Horne, R.N.; Miller, F.G.; Brigham, W.E.; Cook, J.W.

1989-12-31

434

Review of the Mouse Lung Tumor Workshop  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA conducted a State-of-the-Science Workshop in January 2014 on Chemically-induced Mouse Lung Tumors: Applications to Human Health Assessments. The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the available data and interpretation of results from studies of mouse bronchiolar-alveolar...

435

Maritime Threats Workshop. Volume 09-04.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States and Republic of the Philippines strengthened their strategic partnership when representatives of the two countries co-hosted the Maritime Threats Workshop, held in Cebu, Republic of the Philippines on 26-30 July 2004. The workshop focuse...

R. Wohlschlegel C. W. Turner K. Butts

2004-01-01

436

Lead Paint Test Kits Workshop: Summary Report  

EPA Science Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) designed and conducted the Lead Paint Test Kits Workshop on October 19 and 20, 2006, at the Environmental Protection Agency's Research Triangle Park, NC campus. The workshop was conducted as...

437

Fuel oil utilization 1988 workshop: Proceedings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This was the fifth workshop in a series dealing in part or whole with fuel oil utilization. The previous were held in 1983, 1985, 1986, and 1987. The primary objective of the 1988 session was the interchange and dissemination of information related to current fuel oil problems and projects conducted by several utilities, EPRI, EPRI contractors, and others. The Workshop

C. F. Sanders; B. L. McDonald

1989-01-01

438

Fourteenth workshop geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The Fourteenth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering was held at Stanford University on January 24--26, 1989. Major areas of discussion include: (1) well testing; (2) various field results; (3) geoscience; (4) geochemistry; (5) reinjection; (6) hot dry rock; and (7) numerical modelling. For these workshop proceedings, individual papers are processed separately for the Energy Data Base.

Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Kruger, P.; Horne, R.N.; Miller, F.G.; Brigham, W.E.; Cook, J.W.

1989-01-01

439

DERMAL AND NON-DIETARY EXPOSURE WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

A dermal and non-dietary ingestion exposure workshop was sponsored by U.S. EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) on September 17,1998. The purpose of this workshop was to gather information on the state-of-the-art in measuring and assessing children's exposures to ...

440

Summative Evaluation of Workshops: Spring, 1978.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ten workshops described were delivered by the Appalachian Education Satellite Program (AESP), which was established in 1971 to determine the feasibility of satellite delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses to educators in the Appalachian region. AESP programming was expanded in 1977 to include workshops for such audiences as human…

Perritt, Lea J., Ed.; Mertens, Donna M., Ed.

441

SEMINAR PUBLICATION: NONPOINT SOURCE WATERSHED WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

On January 29-31, 1991 the U.S. EPA's Center for Environmental Research Information ind Nonpoint Source Control Branch sponsored tile Nonpoint Source Watershed Workshop. he workshop addressed the management of nonpoint source water pollution problems on a watershed basis. sing a ...

442

How to Plan and Implement a Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These guidelines were developed to assist school administrators who have the responsibility of organizing a one- to three-day professional development program. The first section outlines the tasks involved in planning and implementing a workshop. The remaining sections cover the following: (1) developing and utilizing the workshop theme; (2)…

Howell, Jacquie

443

Turning the Page with Preconference Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For those who are experiencing a lack of creative inspiration within their school library program but are ready to "turn a page" in their career or school library program, they may head to Minneapolis to attend one of the many great preconference workshops. This article presents and describes preconference workshops design to rid librarians of the…

Knowledge Quest, 2011

2011-01-01

444

Design and Development of Web Services for Accessing Free Hydrological Data from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The target of the open source hydrodata.cz web application and web services is to bridge the gap between modelers and field\\u000a hydrologists by providing free, publicly accessible precipitation, snow, temperature, and discharge data series from multiple\\u000a organizations in the Czech Republic using the standardized the CUAHSI WaterML data format and search services. Data providers\\u000a contributing to this effort include the

Ji?í Kadlec; Daniel Ames

445

Advanced power assessment for Czech lignite task 3.6. Topical report  

SciTech Connect

Major reforms in the Czech energy sector have been initiated to reverse 40 years of central planning, subsidized energy pricing, unchecked pollution from coal-fired plants, concerns over nuclear safety and fuel cycle management, and dependence on the former U.S.S.R. for oil, gas, and nuclear fuel processing. Prices for electricity, heat, and natural gas paid by industry are close to western levels, but subsidized prices for households are as much as 40% lower and below economic cost. State control of major energy enterprises is being reduced by moving toward government-regulated, investor-owned companies to raise needed capital, but with a strategic stake retained by the state. Foreign firms will participate in privatization, but they are not expected to acquire a controlling interest in Czech energy companies. Economic conditions in the Czech Republic are now improving after the disruptions caused by restructuring since 1989 and separation of the former Czech and Slovak Federal Republics in January 1993. The downturn in the economy after 1989 was concentrated in energy-intensive heavy industry, and recovery is paced by consumer trade, services, light industry and construction. Energy use in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) has declined, but it is still significantly higher than in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. The GDP increased by 2% in 1994 after dropping 22% between 1989 and 1993. A positive balance of payments has been achieved, with foreign investment offsetting a small trade deficit. The government`s external debt is only 4% of GDP. This report studies the application of lignite resources within the newly formulated energy policies of the republic, in light of a move toward privatization and stronger air pollution regulations. Lignite has represented the major energy source for the country.

Sondreal, E.A.; Mann, M.D.; Weber, G.W.; Young, B.C.

1995-12-01

446

CC chemokine receptor (CCR)2 polymorphism in Czech patients with myocardial infarction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examining an association between myocardial infarction (MI) and the Val\\/Ile polymorphism in the gene for CC chemokine receptor (CCR)2 at the position 64 (CCR2-V64I), 122 MI Czech patients and 277 unrelated control (C) subjects were genotyped by PCR-SSP. The frequency of the VI genotype of CCR2-V64I was increased in MI patients in comparison with the control population (P=0.03). Further analysis

Jana Petrkova; Zuzana Cermakova; Jiri Drabek; Jan Lukl; Martin Petrek

2003-01-01

447

Use of human buildings by Eurasian badgers in the Moravskoslezské Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

An inspection of human buildings used by Eurasian badgersMeles meles (Linnaeus, 1758) in 28 sites in the Moravskoslezské Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic, was carried out in 2001. The buildings\\u000a inhabited or visited by badgers were as follows: wooden barns (18 cases), masonry buildings used for residential purposes\\u000a (4), abandoned buildings (1), wooden sheds (2), wooden beehouses (2) and a non-residential

Lukáš Pavlačík; Ivan Literák; Ji?í Klimeš; Martina Bojková

2004-01-01

448

Analysis of uncertainties in regional climate model outputs over the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we present results of uncertainty analysis in eight regional climate model (RCM) outputs over the area of the\\u000a Czech Republic. The RCM simulations come from the EU 5th Framework program project PRUDENCE (Prediction of Regional scenarios\\u000a and Uncertainties for Defining EuropeaN Climate change risks and Effects). Using the analysis of variance we have found that\\u000a the main

Eva Holtanová; Jaroslava Kalvová; Ji?í Mikšovský; Petr Pišoft; Martin Motl

2010-01-01

449

The effects of monetary policy in the Czech Republic: an empirical study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the effects of Czech monetary policy on the economy within the vector auto regression (VAR), structural\\u000a VAR, Bayesian VAR with sign restrictions, and factor-augmented VAR, frameworks. We document a well-functioning transmission\\u000a mechanism similar to the euro area countries, especially in terms of persistence of monetary policy shocks. Subject to various\\u000a sensitivity tests, we find that

Magdalena Morgese Borys; Roman Horváth; Michal Franta

2009-01-01

450

Habitat specialization of birds in the Czech Republic: comparison of objective measures with expert opinion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Capsule Expert?based classification of bird species as habitat specialists and as generalists agrees with objective measures of species’ habitat requirements based on large?scale monitoring data.Aims To compare habitat specialization of 137 common bird species breeding in the Czech Republic using three different measures and to test their relationships to species’ abundance and habitat associations.Methods Data on bird abundance and surveyed

Ji?í Reif; Frédéric Jiguet; Karel Š?astný

2010-01-01

451

Health data collecting and sharing: case studies of Czech e-health applications.  

PubMed

The paper shows the importance of e-health applications for electronic healthcare development. It describes several e-health applications for health data collecting and sharing that are running in the Czech Republic. These are IZIP system, electronic health record MUDR and K4CARE project applications. The e3-health concept is considered as a tool for judging e-health applications in different healthcare settings. PMID:22874276

Zvárová, Jana; Lhotská, Lenka; Seidl, Libor; Zvára, Karel

2012-01-01

452

200 Years of Pb deposition throughout the Czech Republic: Patterns and sources  

SciTech Connect

Historical rates of Pb deposition were determined over the past 150--200 years for eight sites throughout the Czech Republic using {sup 210}Pb-dated, Sphagnum-derived peat cores. Maximum historical Pb deposition was greater at sites in the northern and western parts of the Czech Republic than at sites in the southern part of the Czech Republic. Lead deposition patterns generally reflect increasing industrialization over the past 100--200 years, especially in the post-World War II era. For seven of the eight sites, maximum Pb deposition occurred between 1965 and 1992, corresponding to a period of peak production and burning of lignite coal. A decrease in Pb deposition rates since 1975--1980 was evident in seven of the sites. The most recent Pb deposition rates (1992), estimated from the uppermost peat core sections, averaged 32, 11, and 7 mg m{sup {minus}2} yr{sup {minus}1} for the northern, western, and southern sites, respectively, are higher than current Pb deposition in the eastern United States of 4 mg m{sup {minus}2} yr{sup {minus}1}. Lead deposition rates prior to Czech industrialization, estimated from the deepest dateable peat core sections, averaged 8, 5, and 1 mg m{sup {minus}2} yr{sup {minus}1} for the northern, western, and southern sites, respectively. Using acid-insoluble ash concentrations in peat and peat magnetic susceptibility determinations, the authors were able to identify past periods of elevated Pb deposition related to local mining of Pb-containing ore deposits at three of the sites and periods of elevated Pb deposition from fossil fuel combustion at five of the sites. Without stable Pb isotopic determinations, the importance of leaded gasoline-derived Pb could not be determined.

Vile, M.A.; Wieder, R.K.; Novak, M.

2000-01-01

453

An inquiry into good hospital governance: A New Zealand-Czech comparison  

PubMed Central

Background This paper contributes to research in health systems literature by examining the role of health boards in hospital governance. Health care ranks among the largest public sectors in OECD countries. Efficient governance of hospitals requires the responsible and effective use of funds, professional management and competent governing structures. In this study hospital governance practice in two health care systems – Czech Republic and New Zealand – is compared and contrasted. These countries were chosen as both, even though they are geographically distant, have a universal right to 'free' health care provided by the state and each has experienced periods of political change and ensuing economic restructuring. Ongoing change has provided the impetus for policy reform in their public hospital governance systems. Methods Two comparative case studies are presented. They define key similarities and differences between the two countries' health care systems. Each public hospital governance system is critically analysed and discussed in light of D W Taylor's nine principles of 'good governance'. Results While some similarities were found to exist, the key difference between the two countries is that while many forms of 'ad hoc' hospital governance exist in Czech hospitals, public hospitals in New Zealand are governed in a 'collegiate' way by elected District Health Boards. These findings are discussed in relation to each of the suggested nine principles utilized by Taylor. Conclusion This comparative case analysis demonstrates that although the New Zealand and Czech Republic health systems appear to show a large degree of convergence, their approaches to public hospital governance differ on several counts. Some of the principles of 'good governance' existed in the Czech hospitals and many were practiced in New Zealand. It would appear that the governance styles have evolved from particular historical circumstances to meet each country's specific requirements. Whether or not current practice could be improved by paying closer attention to theoretical models of 'good governance' is debatable.

Ditzel, Elizabeth; Strach, Pavel; Pirozek, Petr

2006-01-01

454

Martian Surface and Atmosphere Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NASA-sponsored Martian Surface and Atmosphere Through Time Study Project convened its first major meeting at the University of Colorado in Boulder, September 23-25, 1991. The workshop, co-sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, brought together an international group of 125 scientists to discuss a variety of issues relevant to the goals of the MSATT Program. The workshop program committee included co-convenors Robert Haberle, MSATT Steering Committee Chairman NASA Ames Research Center) and Bruce Jakosky (University of Colorado), and committee members Amos Banin (NASA Ames Research Center and Hebrew University), Benjamin Schuraytz (LPI), and Kenneth Tanaka (U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, Ariz.).The purpose of the workshop was to begin exploring and defining the relationships between different aspects of Mars science—the evolution of the surface, the atmosphere, upper atmosphere, volatiles, and climate. Specific topics addressed in the 88 contributed abstracts included the current nature of the surface with respect to physical properties and photometric observations and interpretations; the history of geological processes, comprising water and ice-related geomorphology, impact cratering, and volcanism; and the geochemistry and mineralogy of the surface with emphasis on compositional and spectroscopic studies and weathering processes. Also addressed were the present atmosphere, focusing on structure and dynamics, volatile and dust distribution, and the upper atmosphere; long-term volatile evolution based on volatiles in SNC meteorites (certain meteorites thought to have come from Mars) and atmospheric evolution processes; climate history and volatile cycles in relation to early climate and the polar caps, ground ice, and regolith; and future mission concepts.

Schuraytz, Benjamin C.

455

Workshop on Computational Turbulence Modeling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains presentations given at Workshop on Computational Turbulence Modeling held 15-16 Sep. 1993. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the current status and future development of turbulence modeling in computational fluid dynamics for aerospace propulsion systems. Papers cover the following topics: turbulence modeling activities at the Center for Modeling of Turbulence and Transition (CMOTT); heat transfer and turbomachinery flow physics; aerothermochemistry and computational methods for space systems; computational fluid dynamics and the k-epsilon turbulence model; propulsion systems; and inlet, duct, and nozzle flow.

1993-01-01

456

Biomedical Polar Research Workshop Minutes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This workshop was conducted to provide a background of NASA and National Science Foundation goals, an overview of previous and current biomedical research, and a discussion about areas of potential future joint activities. The objectives of the joint research were: (1) to develop an understanding of the physiological, psychological, and behavioral alterations and adaptations to extreme environments of the polar regions; (2) to ensure the health, well-being, and performance of humans in these environments; and (3) to promote the application of biomedical research to improve the quality of life in all environments.

1990-01-01

457

MATE Summer Institutes and Workshops  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) hosts workshops and institutes each summer. The events are intended as professional development activities for college, high school and university faculty. The goals of the summer institutes are to: 1. Create an awareness of ocean activities related to marine research, exploration, and industry; 2. Highlight career opportunities associated with these activities; 3. Promote the teaching of higher-level technical, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills; and 4. Provide opportunities for educators to interact with employers- and vice versa.

2011-09-20

458

Environmental Management Science Program Workshop  

SciTech Connect

This program summary book is a compendium of project summaries submitted by principal investigators in the Environmental Management Science Program and Environmental Management/Energy Research Pilot Collaborative Research Program (Wolf-Broido Program). These summaries provide information about the most recent project activities and accomplishments. All projects will be represented at the workshop poster sessions, so you will have an opportunity to meet with the researchers. The projects will be presented in the same order at the poster session as they are presented in this summary book. Detailed questions about an individual project may be directed to the investigators involved.

None

1998-07-01

459

Workshop on Atmospheric Transport on Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On June 28-30, 1993, the Workshop on Atmospheric Transport on Mars was held in Corvallis, Oregon. The workshop was organized under the auspices of the MSATT (Mars Surface and Atmosphere Through Time) Program of NASA, and was jointly sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Space Grant Consortium. More than 50 scientists attended the workshop, which was the first such meeting to focus upon circulation processes in the Mars atmosphere. The timing of the workshop placed it almost on the eve of the arrival of Mars Observer at Mars, so that the presented papers gave a picture of the 'state of the art' in Mars atmospheric science just prior to the expected arrival of new data. The workshop highlighted a host of recent advances in atmospheric modeling and analysis - advances that will be relevant to any future observations.

Barnes, J. R. (editor); Haberle, R. M. (editor)

1993-01-01

460

Personalised, predictive and preventive medication process in hospitals--still rather missing: professional opinion survey on medication safety in Czech hospitals (based on professional opinions of recognised Czech health care experts)  

PubMed Central

The survey had the following aims: (1) to rationalise the hypothesis that risks and losses relating to medication process' errors in Czech hospitals are at least comparable with the other developed countries and EU countries especially, (2) to get a valid professional opinion/estimate on the rate of adverse drug events happening in Czech hospitals, (3) to point out that medication errors represent real and serious risks and (4) to induce the hospital management readiness to execute fundamental changes and improvements to medication processes. We read through a lot of studies inquiring into hospitals' medication safety. Then, we selected the studies which brought reliable findings and formulated credible conclusions. Finally, we addressed reputable Czech experts in health care and asked them structured questions whether the studies' findings and conclusions corresponded with our respondents' own experience in the Czech hospital clinical practice and what their own estimates of adverse drug events' consequences were like. Based on the reputable Czech health care expert opinions/estimates, the rate of a false drug administration may exceed 5%, and over 7% of those cause serious health complications to Czech hospital inpatients. Measured by an average length of stay (ALOS), the Czech inpatients, harmed by a false drug administration, stay in hospital for more than 2.6?days longer than necessary. Any positive changes to a currently used, traditional, ways of drug dispensing and administration, along with computerisation, automation, electronic traceability, validation, or verification, must well pay off. Referring to the above results, it seems to be wise to follow the EU priorities in health and health care improvements. Thus, a right usage of the financial means provided by the EC—in terms of its new health programmes for the period 2014–2020 (e.g. Horizon 2020)—has a good chance of a good result in doing the right things right, at the right time and in the right way. All citizens of the EU may benefit using the best practice.

2014-01-01

461

Consumers' beliefs and behavioural intentions towards organic food. Evidence from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Research has revealed that organic consumers share beliefs about positive health effects, environmentally friendly production and better taste of organic food. Yet, very little is known about the decisions of organic consumers in post-socialist countries with emerging organic food markets. In order to examine this area a representative data set (N=1054) from the Czech Republic was used. Target group of the study has become the Czech consumers that purchase organic food on regular basis. The consumers' behaviour was conceptualised with the use of the theory of planned behaviour (ToPB). Firstly, the ToPB model was tested, and secondly, belief-based factors that influence the decisions and behaviour of consumers were explored. The theory proved able to predict and explain the behaviour of Czech organic consumers. The best predictors of the intention to purchase organic food are attitudes towards the behaviour and subjective norms. Decisive positions in consumers' beliefs have product- and process-based qualities. PMID:22504401

Zagata, Lukas

2012-08-01

462

Hepatitis E virus in pork production chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, 2010.  

PubMed

We evaluated the prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in the pork production chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain during 2010. A total of 337 fecal, liver, and meat samples from animals at slaughterhouses were tested for HEV by real-time quantitative PCR. Overall, HEV was higher in Italy (53%) and Spain (39%) than in Czech Republic (7.5%). HEV was detected most frequently in feces in Italy (41%) and Spain (39%) and in liver (5%) and meat (2.5%) in Czech Republic. Of 313 sausages sampled at processing and point of sale, HEV was detected only in Spain (6%). HEV sequencing confirmed only g3 HEV strains. Indicator virus (porcine adenovirus) was ubiquitous in fecal samples and absent in liver samples and was detected in 1 slaughterhouse meat sample. At point of sale, we found porcine adenovirus in sausages (1%-2%). The possible dissemination of HEV and other fecal viruses through pork production demands containment measures. PMID:22840221

Di Bartolo, Ilaria; Diez-Valcarce, Marta; Vasickova, Petra; Kralik, Petr; Hernandez, Marta; Angeloni, Giorgia; Ostanello, Fabio; Bouwknegt, Martijn; Rodríguez-Lázaro, David; Pavlik, Ivo; Ruggeri, Franco Maria

2012-08-01

463

First experience with the application of the METRo model in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents our first experience with the application of the METRo model, which forecasts road surface temperature and road conditions (e.g., wet or dry surface, ice) in the Czech Republic. In our version, the model uses online measurements from road weather stations (RWS) in the Czech Republic and weather forecasts from ALADIN, the operational numerical weather prediction NWP model of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. The METRo model was quasi-operationally tested during the winter season (November 2012–February 2013) using data from 25 RWS. We compared three model runs with an emphasis on road surface temperature. The first run used the original model and served as a reference. The second run applied model output statistics (MOS) to ALADIN forecasts of temperature and humidity at 2 m above the ground, which are required by METRo. The third run applied METRo in a nowcasting mode by starting the model every hour and using new measurements available from the RWS. The results indicated that MOS improved the accuracy of the temperature and humidity at 2 m but had little impact on the forecasted road surface temperature. However, the nowcasting scheme significantly improved the accuracy of the forecasts for the initial 3 to 4 h. The evaluation of the METRo results suggests that the radiation flux forecast is crucial for an accurate road surface temperature forecast.

Sokol, Zbyn?k; Zacharov, Petr; Sedlák, Pavel; Hošek, Ji?í; Bliž?ák, Vojt?ch; Chládová, Zuzana; Pešice, Petr; Škuthan, Miroslav

2014-06-01

464

[Initial experience with the Czech version of the Washington Psychosocial Seizure Inventory].  

PubMed

The Czech version of the Washington psychosocial questionnaire for paroxysmal diseases (WPSI) was presented to 100 ambulatory patients selected at random at the Regional Clinic for Paroxysmal Diseases in Prague (55 men, 45 women). The results are compared with data in the literature on samples from other countries; the Czech sample has mostly median values. Comparison of the sub-groups of the Czech group revealed differences by sex (women had more problems in the scale of family background, men in the scale of vocational adjustment), by the duration of the disease (with a shorter duration of the disease greater financial difficulties were associated), and by the neurologist's evaluation of the development of the disease (on the whole patients with a favourable development of the disease had significantly more often a high score of the lie scale-40.5%). Those patients with a favourable development of the disease who had the score of the lie scale in the normal range had greater difficulties with interpersonal adaptation and adaptation at work than patients with an adverse development of the disease. PMID:2924365

Preiss, J; Kristof, M; Kolínová, M

1989-02-01

465

Antibodies to selected viral disease agents in wild boars from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Blood samples were collected from wild boar (Sus scrofa) shot during the hunting season from 1999 to 2005 in the Czech Republic. Sera were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the presence of antibodies against classical swine fever virus (CSFV), swine vesicular disease virus (SVDV), Aujeszky's disease virus (ADV), and bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). Indirect fluorescence antibody test was used for detection of antibodies against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2) and transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV). Antibodies against ADV, BVDV, PCV-2, and TGEV were detected in 30% (101 of 338), 1% (2 of 352), 43% (57 of 134), and 1% (1 of 134) of wild boars, respectively. Sera of 6,471 and 362 tested wild boars were negative for the presence of antibodies against CSFV and SVDV, respectively. This is the first survey of TGEV antibodies in wild boars and the first serologic survey of viral diseases in wild boars in the Czech Republic. Wild boars in the Czech Republic may act as a potential reservoir of ADV and thus have a role in the epidemiology of this disease. PMID:18689671

Sedlak, Kamil; Bartova, Eva; Machova, Jirina

2008-07-01

466

Major clonal lineages in impetigo Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated in Czech and Slovak maternity hospitals.  

PubMed

One hundred and twenty-seven exfoliative toxin-producing (ET-positive) strains of Staphylococcus aureus collected in 23 Czech and one Slovak maternity hospitals from 1998 to 2011 were genotypically characterized by multilocus sequence typing (MLST), pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) profiling, spa gene polymorphism analysis, and ETA-converting prophage carriage, which resulted in the identification of 21 genotypes grouped into 4 clonal complexes (CC). Ninety-one isolates carried the eta gene alone whilst 12 isolates harboured only the etb gene. Two new, to date not defined, spa types (t6644 and t6645) and 2 novel sequence types (ST2194 and ST2195) were identified in the set of strains under study. The predominant CC121 occurred in 13 Czech hospitals. CC15, CC9, and ST88 (CC88) exclusively included eta gene-positive strains while the strains belonging to ST121 harboured the eta and/or etb genes. This study highlights not only significant genomic diversity among impetigo strains and the distribution of major genotypes disseminated in the Czech and Slovak maternity hospitals, but also reveals their impact in epidermolytic infections. PMID:22664376

R?ži?ková, Vladislava; Pant??ek, Roman; Petráš, Petr; Machová, Ivana; Kostýlková, Karla; Doška?, Ji?í

2012-11-01

467

Expression of XRCC5 in peripheral blood lymphocytes is upregulated in subjects from a heavily polluted region in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Air pollution causes oxidative damage to macromolecules, chromosomal aberrations and changes in gene expression. We investigated the levels of oxidative stress markers [8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2?-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), 15-F2t-isoprostane (15-F2t-IsoP), protein carbonyls] and cytogenetic parameters [genomic frequency of translocations (FG\\/100), percentage of aberrant cells (%AB.C.) and acentric fragments (ace)] in subjects living in Prague and in the heavily polluted Ostrava region. We also compared

Pavel Rossner; Katerina Uhlirova; Olena Beskid; Andrea Rossnerova; Vlasta Svecova; Radim J. Sram

2011-01-01

468

A successful strategy for estimating the consumption of needles and syringes by injecting drug users in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The objectives were to: (i) estimate the extent of the injecting equipment (IE) provided by needle exchange programs (NEPs) to injecting drug users (IDUs) in the Czech Republic in 2010; (ii) subsequently validate the recent methodology used for data collection by the Czech National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (CMC), and (iii) estimate the number of syringes provided to Czech IDUs. A simple document analysis was performed in order to collect data on the production, sale, and consumption of injecting equipment in the Czech Republic in combination with questionnaire screening in the NEPs and 21 brief interviews with key informants. Ten types of IE most commonly used for drug injecting by the Czech drug users were identified. Approximately 5,038,000 pieces of sterile IE were marketed in the Czech Republic in 2010. According to four manufacturers (with a market share of 96%) and with reference to the year 2010, 5,430,694 pieces of sterile IE were provided to Czech injecting drug users (487,694 pieces of IE were sold to IDUs in pharmacies and 5,038,000 pieces of IE were distributed by NEPs in 2010). We compared the amount of IE provided to IDUs as reported to the CMC National registry by NEPs (4,943,000) with that of IE distributed by manufacturers and distributors (5,038,000) in the country in 2010 and found a difference of less than two percent using two different methodologies. This study confirms the accuracy of the data on the amount of IE exchanged as collected by the CMC monitoring system. This study opens up important public health practice and policy-making issues. The methodology of this study may be used in regions where no data collection system is present or where confirmation of the data related to IE is needed. PMID:24652400

Gabrhelík, Roman; Vacek, Jaroslav; Mista, Jan

2014-01-01

469

Workshop on Computational Turbulence Modeling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the current status and future development of turbulence modeling in computational fluid dynamics for aerospace propulsion systems. Various turbulence models have been developed and applied to different turbulent flows over the past several decades and it is becoming more and more urgent to assess their performance in various complex situations. In order to help users in selecting and implementing appropriate models in their engineering calculations, it is important to identify the capabilities as well as the deficiencies of these models. This also benefits turbulence modelers by permitting them to further improve upon the existing models. This workshop was designed for exchanging ideas and enhancing collaboration between different groups in the Lewis community who are using turbulence models in propulsion related CFD. In this respect this workshop will help the Lewis goal of excelling in propulsion related research. This meeting had seven sessions for presentations and one panel discussion over a period of two days. Each presentation session was assigned to one or two branches (or groups) to present their turbulence related research work. Each group was asked to address at least the following points: current status of turbulence model applications and developments in the research; progress and existing problems; and requests about turbulence modeling. The panel discussion session was designed for organizing committee members to answer management and technical questions from the audience and to make concluding remarks.

Shabbir, A. (compiler); Shih, T.-H. (compiler); Povinelli, L. A. (compiler)

1994-01-01

470

Arctic energy technologies workshop: proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this ''Arctic Energy Technologies Workshop'' were threefold: To acquaint participants with the current US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, Arctic and Offshore Research Program. To obtain information on Arctic oil and gas development problem areas, and on current and planned research. To provide an opportunity for technical information exchange among engineers, geologists, geophysicists, physical scientists, oceanographers, statisticians, analysts, and other participants engaged in similar research areas. The first section of the proceedings is the keynote address ''Current Arctic Offshore Technology'', presented by Kenneth Croasdale, of K.R. Croasdale and Associates, Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The second section of the proceedings includes 14 technical papers presented in two sessions at the Workshop: Sea Ice Research, and Seafloor/Soils Research. The third section of the proceedings includes the summaries of four work-group discussion sessions from the second day of the meeting: (1) Arctic Offshore Structures, (2) Arctic Offshore Pipelines, (3) Subice Development Systems, and (4) Polar-Capable Ice Vessels. The work groups addressed state-of-the-art, technical issues, R and D needs, and environmental concerns in these four areas. All papers in this proceedings have been processed for inclusion in the Energy Data Base.

Not Available

1985-04-01

471

Teaching holography workshops to beginners  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper is useful for teaching holography workshops in classrooms as well as in makeshift locations such as museums, businesses, and homes. The target audience is very general, young children to adults of any profession, al of whom have no prior experience in making holograms. A typical number of participants is twenty-five, but can vary depending on space and personnel availability. A central original contribution of this paper is the discovery of a new chemical processing regime for the Slavich PFG-03M holographic plates. These silver halide plates have the highest resolution of its kind and some of the world's best holograms have been recorded on it for several decades. Due to its low sensitivity and long developing time, this material has been excluded form use in workshops. Our new processing regime JARB has the following advantages: It (1) increases the sensitivity of PFG-03M emulsion ten-fold without sacrificing resolution; (2) hardens the emulsion during processing without significant shrinkage; (3) has a ten- to twenty-second development time; (4) is quick drying using squeegee and warm air; and (5) allows the finished hologram to be viewable with laser or incandescent light. Other advantages of JARB are (1) low toxicity, (2) low volatility, (3) non-staining, (4) low cost, and (5) long shelf life.

Jeong, Tung H.; Aumiller, Riley W.; Ro, Raymond J.; Blyth, Jeff

2002-06-01

472

Human Genome Diversity workshop 1  

SciTech Connect

The Human Genome Diversity Project (HGD) is an international interdisciplinary program whose goal is to reveal as much as possible about the current state of genetic diversity among humans and the processes that were responsible for that diversity. Classical premolecular techniques have already proved that a significant component of human genetic variability lies within populations rather than among them. New molecular techniques will permit a dramatic increase in the resolving power of genetic analysis at the population level. Recent social changes in many parts of the world threaten the identity of a number of populations that may be extremely important for understanding human evolutionary history. It is therefore urgent to conduct research on human variation in these areas, while there is still time. The plan is to identify the most representative descendants of ancestral human populations worldwide and then to preserve genetic records of these populations. This is a report of the Population Genetics Workshop (Workshop 1), the first of three to be held to plan HGD, which was focused on sampling strategies and analytic methods from population genetics. The topics discussed were sampling and population structure; analysis of populations; drift versus natural selection; modeling migration and population subdivision; and population structure and subdivision.

NONE

1992-12-31

473

HTS Wire Development Workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The 1994 High-Temperature Superconducting Wire Development Workshop was held on February 16--17 at the St. Petersburg Hilton and Towers in St. Petersburg, Florida. The meeting was hosted by Florida Power Corporation and sponsored by the US Department of Energy`s Superconductivity Program for Electric Power Systems. The meeting focused on recent high-temperature superconducting wire development activities in the Department of Energy`s Superconductivity Systems program. The meeting opened with a general discussion on the needs and benefits of superconductivity from a utility perspective, the US global competitiveness position, and an outlook on the overall prospects of wire development. The meeting then focused on four important technology areas: Wire characterization: issues and needs; technology for overcoming barriers: weak links and flux pinning; manufacturing issues for long wire lengths; and physical properties of HTS coils. Following in-depth presentations, working groups were formed in each technology area to discuss the most important current research and development issues. The working groups identified research areas that have the potential for greatly enhancing the wire development effort. These areas are discussed in the summary reports from each of the working groups. This document is a compilation of the workshop proceedings including all general session presentations and summary reports from the working groups.

Not Available

1994-07-01

474

Academic excellence workshops in chemistry and physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the mid-1970's, Uri Treisman, at the University of California, Berkeley, developed an academic excellence workshop program that had important successes in increasing minority student achievement and persistence in calculus. The present dissertation research is an in-depth study of chemistry and physics workshops at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Data for the first, longitudinal component of this study were obtained by tracking to Spring 1998 all workshop minority students, i.e., Latino, African American, and Native American workshop students, a random sample of non-workshop minority students, and a random sample of non-targeted students, i.e., Anglo and Asian students, enrolled in first-quarter General Chemistry or Physics during specific quarters of 1992 or 1993. Data for the second component were obtained by administering questionnaires, conducting interviews, and observing science students during Fall, 1996. Workshop participation was a significant predictor of first-quarter course grade for minority students in both chemistry and physics, while verbal and mathematics Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were not significant predictors of beginning course grade for minority science students. The lack of predictive ability of the SAT and the importance of workshop participation in minority students' beginning science course performance are results with important implications for educators and students. In comparing pre-college achievement measures for workshop and non-targeted students, non-targeted students' mathematics SAT scores were significantly higher than chemistry and physics workshop students' scores. Nonetheless, workshop participation "leveled the field" as workshop and non-targeted students performed similarly in beginning science courses. Positive impacts of workshop participation on achievement, persistence, efficiency, social integration, and self-confidence support the continued and expanded funding of workshop programs. This research also studied how gender and ethnicity affect attitudes, achievement, and persistence in science courses and mathematics-based majors. College-level females, both minority and non-minority, in science showed no differences from males or were in fact more positive about science than males. However, in interviews, minority females expressed concerns about gender and believed gender to be more important in their science experiences than ethnicity. This research suggests intervention programs to increase the number of females in the science- and technology-based job pipeline can be successful.

Mills, Susan Rose

475

Combined Industry, Space and Earth Science Data Compression Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The sixth annual Space and Earth Science Data Compression Workshop and the third annual Data Compression Industry Workshop were held as a single combined workshop. The workshop was held April 4, 1996 in Snowbird, Utah in conjunction with the 1996 IEEE Dat...

1996-01-01

476

New Directions for Rural Women: A Workshop Leader's Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A field tested workshop program to prepare rural women for education and job opportunities is described in this comprehensive manual for workshop leaders. An introductory chapter states program goals and philosophy and covers planning and implementing the workshops; topics include staff selection, publicity and recruiting, materials, workshop size…

Ronan, Marian

477

Estimation of end of life mobile phones generation: the case study of the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The volume of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been rapidly growing in recent years. In the European Union (EU), legislation promoting the collection and recycling of WEEE has been in force since the year 2003. Yet, both current and recently suggested collection targets for WEEE are completely ineffective when it comes to collection and recycling of small WEEE (s-WEEE), with mobile phones as a typical example. Mobile phones are the most sold EEE and at the same time one of appliances with the lowest collection rate. To improve this situation, it is necessary to assess the amount of generated end of life (EoL) mobile phones as precisely as possible. This paper presents a method of assessment of EoL mobile phones generation based on delay model. Within the scope of this paper, the method has been applied on the Czech Republic data. However, this method can be applied also to other EoL appliances in or outside the Czech Republic. Our results show that the average total lifespan of Czech mobile phones is surprisingly long, exactly 7.99 years. We impute long lifespan particularly to a storage time of EoL mobile phones at households, estimated to be 4.35 years. In the years 1990-2000, only 45 thousands of EoL mobile phones were generated in the Czech Republic, while in the years 2000-2010 the number grew to 6.5 million pieces and it is estimated that in the years 2010-2020 about 26.3 million pieces will be generated. Current European legislation sets targets on collection and recycling of WEEE in general, but no specific collection target for EoL mobile phone exists. In the year 2010 only about 3-6% of Czech EoL mobile phones were collected for recovery and recycling. If we make similar estimation using an estimated average EU value, then within the next 10 years about 1.3 billion of EoL mobile phones would be available for recycling in the EU. This amount contains about 31 tonnes of gold and 325 tonnes of silver. Since Europe is dependent on import of many raw materials, efficient recycling of EoL products could help reduce this dependence. To set a working system of collection, it will be necessary to set new and realistic collection targets. PMID:22552041

Polák, Miloš; Drápalová, Lenka

2012-08-01

478

Temperature and precipitation fluctuations in the Czech Republic during the period of instrumental measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The history of early meteorological observations using instruments in the Czech Lands is described (the longest temperature series for Prague-Klementinum starts in 1775, precipitation series for Brno in 1803). Using the PRODIGE method, long-term monthly temperature and precipitation series from selected secular stations were homogenised (for 10 and 12 stations, respectively). All the seasonal and annual temperature series for the common period 1882-2010 show a significant positive linear trend with accelerated warming from the 1970s onwards. No significant linear trends were disclosed in the series of seasonal and annual precipitation totals. Correlation coefficients between the Czech series analysed decrease as distances between measuring stations increase. A sharper decrease of correlations for precipitation totals displays much weaker spatial relationships than those for mean temperatures. The highest correlations between all stations appeared in 1921-1950, the lowest in 1891-1920 (temperature) and 1981-2010 (precipitation). Wavelet analysis reveals that very distinct annual cycles as well as the slightly weaker semi-annual ones are better expressed for temperature series than for precipitation. Statistically significant cycles longer than 1 year are temporally unstable and sporadic for precipitation, while in the temperature series cycles of 7.4-7.7 and 17.9-18.4 years were recorded as significant by all stations in 1882-2010 (quasi-biennial cycle of 2.1-2.2 years for half the stations). Czech homogenous temperature series correlate best with those of the Northern Hemisphere for annual, spring and summer values (with significant correlation coefficients between 0.60 and 0.70), but this relation is temporally unstable. Circulation indices, such as the North Atlantic Oscillation Index (NAOI) and the Central European Zonal Index (CEZI), may explain the greater part of Czech temperature variability, especially from December to March and for the winter; however, this relationship is much weaker, or even random, for precipitation series. Further, relationships with the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) are weak and random. Relatively weak coincidences exist between statistically significant cycles in the Czech series and those detected in NAOI, CEZI and SOI series.

Brázdil, Rudolf; Zahradní?ek, Pavel; Pišoft, Petr; Št?pánek, Petr; B?línová, Monika; Dobrovolný, Petr

2012-10-01

479

National Postirradiation Examination Workshop Report  

SciTech Connect

A National Post-Irradiation-Examination (PIE) Workshop was held March 29-30, 2011, in Washington D.C., stimulated by the DOE Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy approval on January 31, 2011 of the “Mission Need Statement for Advanced Post-Irradiation Examination Capability”. As stated in the Mission Need, “A better understanding of nuclear fuels and material performance in the nuclear environment, at the nanoscale and lower, is critical to the development of innovative fuels and materials required for tomorrow’s nuclear energy systems.” (2011) Developing an advanced post-irradiation capability is the most important thing we can do to advance nuclear energy as an option to meeting national energy goals. Understanding the behavior of fuels and materials in a nuclear reactor irradiation environment is the limiting factor in nuclear plant safety, longevity, efficiency, and economics. The National PIE Workshop is part of fulfilling or addressing Department of Energy (DOE) missions in safe and publically acceptable nuclear energy. Several presentations were given during the opening of the workshop. Generally speaking, these presentations established that we cannot continue to rely on others in the world to provide the capabilities we need to move forward with nuclear energy technology. These presentations also generally identified the need for increased microstructural understanding of fuels and materials to be coupled with modeling and simulation, and increased accessibility and infrastructure to facilitate the interaction between national laboratories and participating organizations. The overall results of the work of the presenters and panels was distilled into four primary needs 1. Understanding material changes in the extreme nuclear environment at the nanoscale. Nanoscale studies have significant importance due to the mechanisms that cause materials to degrade, which actually occur on the nanoscale. 2. Enabling additional proficiency in experimentation and analysis through robust modeling coupled with advanced characterization. 3. Advancing the infrastructure and accessibility of physical and administrative systems needed to meet the needs of participating organizations that are subject to different time cycles and constraints that make working and collaborating the national laboratories challenging. 4. Pursuing in-situ analysis and instrumentation to support the examination of dynamic changes to materials’ microstructure, deformation, and surface effects as they occur with time scales rather than the static comparison offered by current PIE methods. This Workshop Report responds to the research challenges for advanced/future PIE needs for nuclear materials development outlined by Energy Secretary Chu and the DOE-NE Research and Development Roadmap report, which was delivered to Congress in April 2010, (DOE-NE, 2010) by identifying the technial needs for fuel and material development specifically related to PIE. The information from the panels address these research challenges by identifying specific needs related to each of the topical areas. The focus of the Workshop was to identify gaps in the enabling capabilities for nuclear energy research and to identify high-priority fundamental capabilities to enable research to be completed that would likely have high impact on enabling nuclear energy as a significant contributor to energy production portfolios.

Schulthess, Jason L

2011-06-01

480

Proceedings of the NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report is a collection of papers presented at the 2006 NASA Workshop on Laboratory Astrophysics held in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from February 14 to 16, 2006. This workshop brings together producers and users of laboratory astrophysics data so that they can understand each other's needs and limitations in the context of the needs for NASA's missions. The last NASA-sponsored workshop was held in 2002 at Ames Research Center. Recent related meetings include the Topical Session at the AAS meeting and the European workshop at Pillnitz, Germany, both of which were held in June 2005. The former showcased the importance of laboratory astrophysics to the community at large, while the European workshop highlighted a multi-laboratory approach to providing the needed data. The 2006 NASA Workshop on Laboratory Astrophysics, sponsored by the NASA Astrophysics Division, focused on the current status of the field and its relevance to NASA. This workshop attracted 105 participants and 82 papers of which 19 were invited. A White Paper identifying the key issues in laboratory astrophysics during the break-out sessions was prepared by the Scientific Organizing Committee, and has been forwarded to the Universe Working Group (UWG) at NASA Headquarters. This White Paper, which represented the collective inputs and opinions from experts and stakeholders in the field of astrophysics, should serve as the working document for the future development of NASA's R&A program in laboratory astrophysics.

Weck, Phillippe F. (Editor); Kwong, Victor H. S. (Editor); Salama, Farid (Editor)

2006-01-01

481

Genetic Analysis Workshop 16: Introduction to Workshop Summaries  

PubMed Central

Genetic Analysis Workshop 16 GAW16) was held September 17-20, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The focus of GAW16 was on methods and challenges in analysis of single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data from genome-wide scans. GAW16 attracted 221 participants from 12 countries. The 168 contributions were organized into 17 discussion groups of 6 to 17 papers each. Three data sets were available for analysis. Two of these were data from ongoing studies, generously provided by the investigators. The North American Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium provided case-control data on rheumatoid arthritis, and the Framingham Heart Study made available information on cardiovascular risk factors for particip