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Comparison of child morbidity in regions of Ostrava, Czech Republic, with different degrees of pollution: a retrospective cohort study  

PubMed Central

Background To confirm or refute the hypothesis that the morbidity of children (since birth to age 5) born and living in the heavily polluted (PM10, benzo[a]pyrene) eastern part of Ostrava, Czech Republic, was higher than the morbidity of children living in other parts of the city. Methods Ten pediatricians in 5 districts of Ostrava abstracted the medical records of 1878 children born in 2001–2004 to list all illnesses of each child in ICD-10 codes. The children were divided into four groups according to their residence at birth and thereafter. Most of the children in the eastern area were living in the city district Radvanice and Bartovice. Results We report on the incidence of acute illnesses in 1535 children of Czech ethnicity in the first 5 years of life. The most frequent acute illnesses (over 45% of all diagnoses) were upper respiratory infections (URI: J00-J02, J06). In the first year of life, the incidence of URI in 183 children in the eastern area – 372 illnesses/100 children/year – was more than twice as high as in the other 3 areas with a total number of 1352 children. From birth to the age of 5 years, the incidences of pneumonia, tonsillitis, viral infections (ICD-10 code B34) and intestinal infectious diseases were also several times higher in children living in the eastern part of Ostrava. The lowest morbidity was found in children living in the less polluted western part of the city. Conclusions The children born and living in the eastern part of the city of Ostrava had from birth through 5 years significantly higher incidence rates of acute illnesses than children in other parts of Ostrava. They also had a higher prevalence of wheezing, atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis. PMID:24004520

2013-01-01

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GIS Ostrava 2013 21. 23. 1. 2013, Ostrava URBANISMUS PODPORUJC ROLI TRAMVAJOV DOPRAVY.  

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GIS Ostrava 2013 21. ­ 23. 1. 2013, Ostrava URBANISMUS PODPORUJÍCÍ ROLI TRAMVAJOVĂ? DOPRAVY. ANALÝZA, komfort a citelnost). AnalĂ˝zy jsou provedeny v prostedĂ­ GIS prostednictvĂ­m metod sĂ­ovĂŠ analĂ˝zy a mapovĂŠ areas. The analyses are carried out with GIS methods (network analyses). Data availability for the Czech

Paris-Sud XI, UniversitĂŠ de

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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 ą 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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Report on the Workshop ''Seven Years in Chile: The Accomplishments and Goals of Czech Astronomers at ESO''  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Czech Republic has been a member of ESO since 2007 and the workshop was held to mark this occasion. The primary aims of the workshop were to highlight the science done by Czech-affiliated astronomers who make use of ESO facilities and to encourage greater use of these facilities, particularly by the younger generation of astronomers in the Czech Republic.

Kabáth, P.; Kawka, A.; Paunzen, E.; Vennes, S.

2014-06-01

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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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NATO Workshop Explores World-Wide Nitrate Problems Czech Hydrologist Avery  

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of the University of Nebraska Water Center, summed up nitrate contamination problems in the U.S. in an early Hanover, Dr. Ing Rolf Mull reported: "An increasing concentration of nitrate is observed in the waterNATO Workshop Explores World-Wide Nitrate Problems Czech Hydrologist Avery Lecturer on Pollution

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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Personal exposure to volatile organic compounds in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Personal exposures to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured in the three industrial cities in the Czech Republic, Ostrava, Karvina and Havirov, while the city of Prague served as a control in a large-scale molecular epidemiological study identifying the impacts of air pollution on human health. Office workers from Ostrava and city policemen from Karvina, Havirov and Prague were monitored in the winter and summer of 2009. Only adult non-smokers participated in the study (N=160). Radiello-diffusive passive samplers were used to measure the exposure to benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, meta- plus para-xylene and ortho-xylene (BTEX). All participants completed a personal questionnaire and a time-location-activity diary (TLAD). The average personal BTEX exposure levels in both seasons were 7.2/34.3/4.4/16.1??g/m(3), respectively. The benzene levels were highest in winter in Karvina, Ostrava and Prague: 8.5, 7.2 and 5.3??g/m(3), respectively. The personal exposures to BTEX were higher than the corresponding stationary monitoring levels detected in the individual localities (P<0.001; except m,p-xylene in summer). The indoor environment, ETS (environmental tobacco smoke), cooking, a home-heating fireplace or gas stove, automobile use and being in a restaurant were important predictors for benzene personal exposure. Ostrava's outdoor benzene pollution was a significant factor increasing the exposure of the Ostrava study participants in winter (P<0.05). PMID:22669500

Svecova, Vlasta; Topinka, Jan; Solansky, Ivo; Sram, Radim J

2012-09-01

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Factors affecting the frequency of micronuclei in asthmatic and healthy children from Ostrava.  

PubMed

A higher incidence of asthma is one of the serious problems confronting urban populations worldwide. The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of age, gender, smoking, vitamin intake, genetic polymorphisms in genes related to the metabolic activation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their detoxification and oxidative damage to DNA, lipids and proteins on the frequency of micronuclei (MN) in a group of 175 children (81 with bronchial asthma and 94 healthy controls) aged 6-15 years. The study group from the most polluted region of the Czech Republic, Ostrava, was followed in November 2008, when the mean concentration of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) measured by stationary monitoring was 11.4ą9.8ng/m(3). The results of cotinine analysis revealed active smoking in 15 children. The frequency of MN per 1000 binucleated cells (MN/1000 BNC), measured by automated image analysis, indicated a significant risk for smoking children with asthma in comparison with smoking control children (4.25ą1.54 and 3.00ą0.77, respectively, p<0.05). Girls in the control group had 16% higher levels of MN in comparison with boys. Markers of oxidative damage to DNA, proteins and lipids were not associated with asthma in this study. Higher levels of MN were associated with increased levels of protein carbonyl groups. We conclude that smoking asthmatic children are at higher risk of DNA damage measured as the frequency of micronuclei in peripheral blood lymphocytes. PMID:21281650

Rossnerova, Andrea; Spatova, Milada; Rossner, Pavel; Novakova, Zuzana; Solansky, Ivo; Sram, Radim J

2011-03-15

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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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Properties of the Loess Sediments in Ostrava Region (Czech Republic) and Comparison with Some Other Loess Sediments  

PubMed Central

This study deals with a methodical identification and evaluation of physical-mechanical properties of one genetic type of geological structure. This is represented by an engineering-geological zone of eolian sediments, which is regionally rather abundant. The paper contributes to a need to identify typical soil properties for widespread geological environments in a particular region and thus add to good engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers' awareness in the region. Such information is much required as it permits comparing results of newly conducted engineering-geological investigations and research with the results characteristic for the region in question. It is vital for engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers to be sufficiently informed on the foundation soil properties of widespread geological environments because of professionalism and higher quality of their work results. Comparing other loess sediment studies worldwide it was discovered that the physical properties of the most abundant clays of low to medium plasticity, sandy clays, and sands as foundation soils vary as for the plasticity index, porosity, natural water content, and bulk density to a certain extent but not as significantly as once expected. PMID:24391464

Marschalko, Marian; Yilmaz, Is?k; Fojtova, Lucie; Lamich, David; Bednarik, Martin

2013-01-01

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Personal exposure to carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Personal exposures to carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (c-PAHs) bound to airborne particulate matter ?2.5??m (PM2.5) were measured in the context of a large-scale molecular epidemiological study in order to identify the impacts of air pollution on human health. Sampling was carried out in three industrial cities in the Czech Republic: Ostrava, Karvina and Havirov. The city of Prague, exhibiting much lower industrial air pollution but a high level of traffic, served as a control. The first monitoring campaigns were held in winter and were repeated in the summer of 2009. The active personal monitors PV 1.7 for PM2.5-bound c-PAHs were used. Non-smoking city policemen from Prague, Karvina and Havirov, and office workers from Ostrava, participated in the study. All participants completed a personal questionnaire and a time-location-activity diary. The average personal winter exposure to c-PAHs (sum of the eight PAHs-benz[a]anthracene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[g,h,i]perylene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, chrysene, dibenz[a,h]anthracene and indeno[1,2,3-c,d]pyrene) was highest in Karvina, 39.1, followed by Ostrava at 15.1 and Prague at 4.3?ng/m(3). The winter levels were significantly higher than the summer values (P<0.001): 4.3 in Karvina, 3.0 in Ostrava, 1.6 in Havirov and 1.0?ng/m(3) in Prague. The average personal benzo[a]pyrene winter/summer exposures were: 6.9/0.6 in Karvina, 2.5/0.4 in Ostrava, 0.8/0.1 in Prague and 0.2?ng/m(3) in summer in Havirov. In this study, we examined personal exposure to c-PAHs and tested it for associations with potential predictor variables collected from questionnaires, addressing life style factors and day-to-day activities. We found outdoor concentration, environmental tobacco smoke exposure, home heating fuel of coal, wood or gas, frequency of exhaust fan use, cooking and commuting by a car to be the main determinants of personal exposure. PMID:23250196

Svecova, Vlasta; Topinka, Jan; Solansky, Ivo; Rossner, Pavel; Sram, Radim J

2013-07-01

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Genetics Home Reference: Czech dysplasia  

MedlinePLUS

... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Czech dysplasia On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2008 What is Czech dysplasia? Czech dysplasia is an inherited condition that affects ...

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HISTORIOGRAPHY OF CZECH PSYCHOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper is aimed at presenting the development of the Czech historiography of psychology, which was strongly influenced by the political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. The authors deal with the historiography of psychology at the three universities offering an undergraduate program in psychology, located in Prague, Brno, and Olomouc, and at the Institute of Psychology of the Czech

Simona Hoskovcová; Ji?í Hoskovec; Alena Plháková; Michael Šebek; Josef Švancara; Dalibor Vobo?il

2010-01-01

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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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Human pathogenic borreliae in Ixodes ricinus ticks in natural and urban ecosystem (Czech Republic).  

PubMed

A total of 1279 field-collected Ixodes ricinus ticks were screened for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) in a natural and an urban ecosystem of Ostrava city (Czech Republic) by using molecular methods. Minimal prevalence rate for Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in ticks for the urban park B?lský les was found to be 13.8% (17.6% in males, 17.8% in females and 11.7% in nymphs), similarly for the natural site Proskovice was minimal prevalence 15% (12.5% in males, 20% in females and 14.9% in nymphs). Six proven human pathogenic genomic species have been recorded in the study: B. afzelii, B. garinii, B. burgdorferi s.s., B. valaisiana, B. lusitaniae, and B. spielmanii. Emerging B. spielmanii was detected for the first time in Ixodes ricinus ticks in the region. Our results highlight the need for surveillance of zoonotic tick-borne pathogens even in urban areas. PMID:25236285

Venclíková, Kristýna; Betášová, Lenka; Sikutová, Silvie; Jedli?ková, Petra; Hubálek, Zden?k; Rudolf, Ivo

2014-10-01

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Aging in the czech republic.  

PubMed

The goal was to provide an overview of main issues relevant to aging in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic is a former Eastern Bloc nation of about 10.5 million. Older adults are overrepresented relative to those under age 15. Life expectancy currently hovers around 78 years (75 for men/81 for women), a number slightly higher than most of Eastern Europe but lower than most of Western Europe. Cardiovascular diseases account for about 50% of all mortality, which is one of the highest rates in Europe and therefore of particular concern. Lifestyle habits, especially high alcohol consumption, a high rate of smokers, and high-fat diet relative to most other European countries and the United States, combined with relatively low expenditures for health promotion, appear important in the context of high cardiovascular mortality. Long-term care is funded mostly by state and local governments. The country has tried to address issues associated with insufficient capacity and low quality in long-term care, a particularly prominent problem in the Czech Republic compared with other European countries. The recently established International Clinical Research Center brings new possibilities for collaborative research in the Czech Republic, including research specific to aging. Improving long-term care and establishing methodologically sound longitudinal data sets are among the most pressing issues, although sustaining the pension system strained by increasing life expectancy, low retirement age, and extensive government-sponsored benefits has also recently emerged as a critical issue. PMID:24855314

Andel, Ross

2014-12-01

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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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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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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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Workshop I - Black holes and compact objects: Classical aspects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is a summary of the papers presented in session W1 on the papers submitted to the workshop I on the classical aspects of black holes and compact objects were classified into three categories: (i) theoretical aspects; (ii) astrophysical aspects; (iii) gravitational radiation. The three sessions were devoted each to one of the above categories. The chairmen of the workshop were J Bicak, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic) and C V Vishveshwara, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India.

Ramachandra, B. S.; Vishveshwara, C. V.

2000-10-01

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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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OSPERT 2008 Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on  

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for Embedded Real-Time Applications Prague, Czech Republic July 1, 2008 In conjunction with: The 20th Euromicro of the Fourth International Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time Applications (OSPERT-systems issues related to real-time and embedded systems. This volume contains the nine papers presented

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

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Czech Comparative Education in the Bipolar World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers the influence of official government policy on Czech comparative education, by tracing changes in its ideological and geopolitical orientation, as well as attempts by the Czech education community to sustain a balance in international orientation toward notions of democracy and human progress. The period of the cold war…

Walterova, Eliska

2006-01-01

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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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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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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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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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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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Czech multicenter research database of severe COPD  

PubMed Central

Purpose Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been recognized as a heterogeneous, multiple organ system-affecting disorder. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) places emphasis on symptom and exacerbation management. The aim of this study is examine the course of COPD and its impact on morbidity and all-cause mortality of patients, with respect to individual phenotypes and GOLD categories. This study will also evaluate COPD real-life patient care in the Czech Republic. Patients and methods The Czech Multicentre Research Database of COPD is projected to last for 5 years, with the aim of enrolling 1,000 patients. This is a multicenter, observational, and prospective study of patients with severe COPD (post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 second ?60%). Every consecutive patient, who fulfils the inclusion criteria, is asked to participate in the study. Patient recruitment is done on the basis of signed informed consent. The study was approved by the Multicentre Ethical Committee in Brno, Czech Republic. Results The objective of this paper was to outline the methodology of this study. Conclusion The establishment of the database is a useful step in improving care for COPD subjects. Additionally, it will serve as a source of data elucidating the natural course of COPD, comorbidities, and overall impact on the patients. Moreover, it will provide information on the diverse course of the COPD syndrome in the Czech Republic.

Novotna, Barbora; Koblizek, Vladimir; Zatloukal, Jaromir; Plutinsky, Marek; Hejduk, Karel; Zbozinkova, Zuzana; Jarkovsky, Jiri; Sobotik, Ondrej; Dvorak, Tomas; Safranek, Petr

2014-01-01

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PREFACE: 22nd International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'13)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dear Readers, The 22nd annual International Laser Physics Workshop, LPHYS'13, took place in the City of Prague, the Czech Republic. The conference gathered 387 participants from 34 countries. It was hosted by the Institute of Physics at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Czech Technical University in Prague. At this occasion, the LPHYS'13 Steering and the Advisory & Program Committees of the conference would like extend its sincere gratitude to Professor Miroslav Jelínek, Co-Chair and Head of the Local Organizing Committee and his team for the outstanding job performed on organizing, arranging, managing and putting in order the conference that lead to its successful resulting conclusion. As a result of scientific seminars at the Workshop, we would like to present to you the following conference proceedings published in this volume of the IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Please be advised that the 23rd annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'14) will take place from 14-18 July, 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by Institute of Electronics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. LPHYS'13 Steering and Advisory & Program Committees

Steering, LPHYS'13; Advisory; Committees, Program

2014-03-01

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Workshop Recommendations  

Cancer.gov

NCI/ISMRM Workshop on Higher Field (1.5 T and UP) in Oncology: Strategic Frontiers in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Glasgow, Scotland April 20, 2001 Purposes 1. To identify current and future clinical opportunities for oncological imaging using

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Approach of Czech regulatory body to LBB  

SciTech Connect

At present there are two NPPs equipped with PWR units in Czech Republic. The Dukovany, NPP is about ten years in operation (four units 440 MW - WWBFL model 213) and Tomelin NPP is under construction (two units 1000 MW - WWER model 320). Both NPPs were built to Soviet design and according to Soviet regulations and standards but most of equipment for primary circuits was supplied by home manufacturers. The objective of the Czech LBB program is to prove the LBB status of the primary piping systems of there NPPs and the LBB concept is a part of strategy to meet western style safety standards. The reason for the Czech LBB project is a lack of some standard safety Facilities too. For both Dukovany and Tomelin NPPs a full LBB analysis should be carried out. The application of LBB to the piping system should be also a cost effective means to avoid installations of pipe whip restraints and jet shields. The Czech regulatory body issued non-mandatory requirement, {open_quotes}Leak Before Break{close_quotes} which is in compliance with national legal documents and which is based on the US NRC Regulatory Procedures and US standards (ASMF CODE, ANSI). The requirement has been published in the document {open_quotes}Safety of Nuclear Facilities{close_quotes} No 1/1991 as {open_quotes}Requirements on the Content and Format of Safety Reports and their Supplements{close_quote} and consist of two parts (1) procedure for obtaining proof of evidence {open_quotes}Leak Before Break{close_quotes} (2) leak detection systems for the pressurized reactor primary circuit. At present some changes concerning both parts of the above document will be introduced. The reasons for this modifications will be presented.

Tendera, P.

1997-04-01

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Approach for Czech regulatory body to LBB  

SciTech Connect

At present there are two NPPs equipped with PWR units in Czech Republic. The Dukovany NPP is about ten years in operation (four units 440 MW - WWER model 213) and Temelin NPP is under construction (two units 1000 MW-WWER model 320). Both NPPs were built to Soviet design and according to Soviet regulations and standards but most of equipment for primary circuits was supplied by home manufactures. The objective for the Czech LBB programme is to prove the LBB status of the primary piping systems of these NPPs and the LBB concept is a part of strategy to meet western style safety standards. The reason for the Czech LBB project is a lack of some standard safety facilities, too. For both Dukovany and Temolin NPPs a full LBB analysis should be carried out. The application of LBB to the piping system should be also a cost effective means to avoid installations of pipe whip restraints and jet shields. The Czech regulatory body issued non-mandatory requirement {open_quotes}Leak Before Break{close_quotes} which is in compliance with national legal documents and which is based on the US NRC Regulatory Procedures and US standards (ASME, CODE, ANSI). The requirement has been published in the document {open_quotes}Safety of Nuclear Facilities{close_quotes} No. 1/1991 as {open_quotes}Requirements on the Content and Format of Safety Reports and their Supplements{close_quotes} and consists of two parts (1) procedure for obtaining proof of evidence {open_quotes}Leak Before Break{close_quotes} (2) leak detection systems for the pressurized reactor primary circuit. At present some changes concerning both parts of the above document will be introduced. The reasons for this modifications will be presented.

Tendera, P. [State Office for Nuclear Safety (SONS), Prague (Czech Republic)

1997-04-01

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Climatology of lightning in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) has utilized lightning data from the Central European Lightning Detection Network (CELDN) since 1999. The CELDN primarily focuses on the detection of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning but intra-cloud (IC) lightning detection is also available. Lightning detection is used by the CHMI forecasters as an additional source to radar and satellite data for nowcasting of severe storms. Lightning data are also quantitatively used in automatic nowcasting applications. The quality of lightning data can be evaluated using their climatological characteristics. Climatological characteristics are also useful for defining decision thresholds that are valuable for human forecasters as well as for automatic nowcasting applications. The seven-year period from 2002 to 2008, which had relatively even-quality lightning data, was used to calculate the spatial and temporal distributions of lightning. The monthly number of CG strokes varies depending on the season. The highest number of CG strokes occurs during summer, with more than 20 days of at least five detected CG strokes on the Czech Republic territory in June and July. The least number of CG stokes occurs in winter, with less than three days per month having at least five detected CG stokes. The mean diurnal distribution of CG strokes peaks between 1500 and 1600 UTC and reaches a minimum between 0500 and 0800 UTC. The average spatial distribution of CG strokes shows sharp local maxima corresponding with the locations of the TV broadcast towers. The average spatial distribution of CG flash density, calculated on a 20 × 20 km grid, shows the maximum (3.23 flashes km - 2 year - 1 ) in the western part of Czech Republic and the minimum (0.92 flashes km - 2 year - 1 ) in the south-southeast of the Czech Republic. In addition, lightning characteristics related to the identified convective cells, such as distribution of the lightning stroke rates or relation to the radar derived by Vertically Integrated Liquid, are presented.

Novák, Petr; Kyznarová, Hana

2011-06-01

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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

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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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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. Workshop Physics was developed and class-tested by Priscilla Laws of Dickinson College and coworkers.

Laws, Priscilla W.

2009-03-20

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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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An energy/emissions/economic analysis resource for north Moravia, upper Silesia, and Kisuca  

SciTech Connect

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is sponsoring the Technology Transfer Network (TTN) which is centered in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The primary objective of the TTN is to provide a resource for municipalities, industries, and companies interested in reducing air pollution, improving energy efficiency, and implementing projects in North Moravia, Upper Silesia, and Kisuca. The TTN is providing a communications network (newsletters, mailings, and other media), seminars, workshops, software, access to past and ongoing studies, and a database of U.S. vendors supporting the region. Seminars and major communication material of the TTN will be provided in Czech/Slovak, Polish, and English as appropriate.

Walder, V.

1995-12-31

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Workshops 2013 SFU Publishing Workshops  

E-print Network

.sfu.ca/pubworks simon fraser university Faculty of Communication Art &Technology Digital Media summ 558 Digital understand- ing of the web with a kick- start workshop on HTML 5. summ 575 E-Books in a Day: Parts One and Two August 10 / $225 Can e-books be created simply and cheaply, with- out a huge team

Kavanagh, Karen L.

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Two centuries of growth among Czech children and youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

The trend of increasing height can be interpreted as a reflection of the unfolding progress of civilization. Height changes among children and adolescents are good markers of this trend. We analyze the secular trend in the heights of children and adolescents in the Czech Republic on the basis of data from anthropological surveys. The earliest height data pertain to Czech

J. Vignerová; M. Brabec; P. Bláha

2006-01-01

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Czech Technical University in Prague Faculty of Electrical Engineering  

E-print Network

Czech Technical University in Prague Faculty of Electrical Engineering Department of Computer to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor. Ph.D. Programme: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Plotkin, Joshua B.

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Striving for Inclusive Education in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inclusive education does not have a strong history in the Czech Republic. Initial efforts to educate students with different types of disabilities within the mainstream education system in the Czech Republic date back to the mid-20th century. These efforts were primarily from parent initiatives, which in some cases resulted in ensuring that the…

Strnadova, Iva; Hajkova, Vanda

2012-01-01

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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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Bird schistosomes of wildfowl in the Czech Republic and Poland  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2005, we dissected 102 wildfowl from the Czech Republic and 73 wildfowl from Poland including representatives of Anseriformes, Gruiformes and Gaviiformes. Schistosome infection was found in a total of 21 (29%) and 23 (23%) birds from Poland and the Czech Republic, respectively. All infected birds belonged to the order Anseriformes. The prevalences of nasal and visceral species were, respectively,

Jitka Rudolfová; D. T. J. Littlewood; Jiljí Sitko; Petr Horák

2007-01-01

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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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Ris-R-1447 (EN) Danish-Czech Wind Resource Know-  

E-print Network

on wind energy utilization in the Czech Republic. A problematic existing Czech wind farm project, locked resource know-how in the Czech society. The actual possibilities for wind energy in the Czech Republic (CR was evaluated, and it was found to be a suitable tool for pointing out prospective wind farm areas. However

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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

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Supplier-Oriented Upgrading in the Czech Motor Vehicle Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rugraff E. Foreign direct investment (FDI) and supplier-oriented upgrading in the Czech motor vehicle industry, Regional Studies. The Czech Republic has succeeded in building a new comparative advantage in motor vehicle and motor component production. Yet, the Czech-owned companies only contribute weakly to the Czech upgrading. The Czech-owned companies are totally absent from first-tier suppliers and are only linked by

Eric Rugraff

2010-01-01

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Overview of healthcare system in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

The healthcare system in the Czech Republic underwent and still is undergoing dramatic changes since the Velvet revolution in 1989. History of the Czech healthcare system, main healthcare laws, and the current status of healthcare documented in the main healthcare indicators is described based on the several main sources as well as delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in healthcare system. The material is based mainly on Czech Health Statistics 2009, and HiT Summary, Health Care Systems in Translation, 2005, public information of Ministry of Health CR. PMID:22738178

2012-01-01

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PHYSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ISSN 0862-8408 (print) ISSN 1802-9973 (online) 2014 Institute of Physiology v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic  

E-print Network

of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, 2 Institute of Clinical and Experimental Dental of Physiology v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic Fax +420 241 062 164, e, Czech Republic Received November 20, 2013 Accepted December 4, 2013 Summary Teeth have been a focus

Miksik, Ivan

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An Energy Overview of the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

The DOE Office of Fossil Energy is maintaining a web site that is meant to provide useful business- and energy-related information about countries and regions of the world for exporters, project developers, and researchers. The site consists of more than 130 country pages (organized into seven different world regions), with each country page having its own set of links to information sources about that country. There are also more than 30 Country Energy Overviews at the web site -- each of these is a comprehensive review of a specific country's entire energy situation, including sections on Energy Policy, Oil, Natural Gas, Coal, Hydroelectric/Renewables, Nuclear Power, Energy Transmission Infrastructure, Electricity, Electric Industry Overview, Environmental Activities, Privatization, Trade, and Economic Situation. The specific country highlighted in this Country Energy Overview is the Czech Republic. The site is designed to be dynamic. Updates to the overviews will be made as need an d resources permit.

anon.

2003-10-17

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Analysis of biomarkers in a Czech population exposed to heavy air pollution. Part I: bulky DNA adducts.  

PubMed

The health of human populations living in industrial regions is negatively affected by exposure to environmental air pollutants. In this study, we investigated the impact of air pollution on a cohort of subjects living in Ostrava, a heavily polluted industrial region and compared it with a cohort of individuals from the relatively clean capital city of Prague. This study consisted of three sampling periods differing in the concentrations of major air pollutants (winter 2009, summer 2009 and winter 2010). During all sampling periods, the study subjects from Ostrava region were exposed to significantly higher concentrations of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) and benzene than the subjects in Prague as measured by personal monitors. Pollution by B[a]P, particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter <2.5 ľm (PM2.5) and benzene in the Ostrava region measured by stationary monitors was also higher than in Prague, with the exception of PM2.5 in summer 2009 when concentration of the pollutant was significantly elevated in Prague. To evaluate DNA damage in subjects from both locations we determined the levels of bulky DNA adducts in peripheral blood lymphocytes using the (32)P-postlabeling method. Despite higher B[a]P air pollution in the Ostrava region during all sampling periods, the levels of B[a]P-like DNA adducts per 10(8) nucleotides were significantly higher in the Ostrava subjects only in winter 2009 (mean ą SD: 0.21 ą 0.06 versus 0.28 ą 0.08 adducts/10(8) nucleotides, P < 0.001 for Prague and Ostrava subjects, respectively; P < 0.001). During the other two sampling periods, the levels of B[a]P-like DNA adducts were significantly higher in the Prague subjects (P < 0.001). Multivariate analyses conducted among subjects from Ostrava and Prague separately during all sampling periods revealed that exposure to B[a]P and PM2.5 significantly increased levels of B[a]P-like DNA adducts in the Ostrava subjects, but not in subjects from Prague. PMID:23047913

Rossner, Pavel; Svecova, Vlasta; Schmuczerova, Jana; Milcova, Alena; Tabashidze, Nana; Topinka, Jan; Pastorkova, Anna; Sram, Radim J

2013-01-01

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Data Collection Challenges: Lessons Learned From The Czech Capital Markets.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Network Science Center s Frontier Markets research project is developing methodologies to classify Capital Market networks. A research team consisting of two researchers and three cadets from the Network Science center visited the Czech Republic from ...

E. Szablowski, J. Balstad, K. Cassidy, M. Moten

2012-01-01

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10 Years of Czech EU Membership: Expectations and Visions  

E-print Network

the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. In his appearance at Charles University he remembered how sharply the world's perception of the Czech Republic changed at the moment when

Cerveny, Vlastislav

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Learning about foreign markets: A study of Czech SMEs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on the organizational learning literature, our study examines the role of foreign market knowledge and firm emphasis\\u000a on technological innovation in the internationalization of small, entrepreneurial firms in the Czech Republic. It is based\\u000a on a sample of 168 SMEs representing a broad range of manufacturing industries that were founded after the fall of communism\\u000a and as the Czech

Martina Musteen; Deepak K. Datta

2011-01-01

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Beginnings of economic thinking in the czech lands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Economic thinking in the Czech Lands was closely related to development of economic thinking in the whole Austria, being based on mercantilism. Its Central-European form was cameralism focused on the building of a modern state. Its Czech representatives, e.g. P. H. Morgentaller, F. Š. Malivský and J. K. Bo?ek, became famous for their grandiose projects of economic advancement of the

Jaroslav Krameš

2001-01-01

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Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) quality assurance network in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: The Czech thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) quality assurance network was established in 1997. Its aim is to pursue a regular independent quality audit in Czech radiotherapy centres and to support state supervision.Materials and methods: The audit is realised via mailed TL dosimetry. The TLD system consists of encapsulated LiF:Mg,Ti powder (type MT-N) read with Harshaw manual reader model 4000. Basic

Daniela Kroutil??ková; Josef Novotný; Libor Judas

2003-01-01

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Czech dysplasia metatarsal type: another type II collagen disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

Czech dysplasia metatarsal type is an autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by an early-onset, progressive spondyloarthropathy with normal stature. Shortness of third and\\/or fourth toes is a frequently observed clinical feature. Similarities between individuals with this dysplasia and patients with an R275C mutation in the COL2A1 gene, prompted us to analyze the COL2A1 gene in the original families reported with Czech dysplasia.

Kristien P Hoornaert; Ivo Marik; Kazimierz Kozlowski; Trevor Cole; Martine Le Merrer; Jules G Leroy; Paul J Coucke; David Sillence; Geert R Mortier

2007-01-01

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SMOKING BEHAVIOUR OF CZECH ADOLESCENTS: RESULTS OF THE GLOBAL YOUTH TOBACCO SURVEY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC, 2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The Czech Republic Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is a school-based survey of students in grades 7-9, conducted in 2002. A two-stage cluster sample design was used to produce representative data for all of the Czech Republic. On a large sample of students (N=4,149) from 7 - 9th grade it reveals that smoking among children has been continually growing.

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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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"This theater workshop was  

E-print Network

"This theater workshop was invaluable! Infused with lots of good energy and spirit as well). For the Theater Guild, Lortz has directed Jesus Christ Superstar, 1776, Shenandoah and Over Here! On campus Lortz MUSiCaL thEatEr WOrkShOP Todd RoBInSon CONDUCtOr Todd Robinson is excited to return to the workshop

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Mars Surface Mission Workshop  

E-print Network

Mars Surface Mission Workshop October 4­5, 1997 Lunar and Planetary Institute #12;MARS SURFACE Boulevard Houston TX 77058-1113 LPI Contribution No. 934 #12;ii Mars Surface Mission Workshop Compiled. B. (1998) Mars Surface Mission Workshop, LPI Contribution No. 934, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Rathbun, Julie A.

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Climate Change Workshop 2007  

E-print Network

1 Climate Change Workshop 2007 Adaptive Management and Resilience Relevant for the Platte River, UNL Climate Change Workshop 2007 ¡ Resilience ¡Why it matters ¡ Adaptive Management ¡How it helps ¡Adaptive Capacity ¡ What it is Overview Climate Change Workshop 2007 "A public Domain, once a velvet carpet

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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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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From Ethnocultural Pride to Promoting the Texas Czech Vernacular: Current Maintenance Efforts and Unexplored Possibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Texas Czech is a product of over a century and a half of contact between Moravian Czech and English in Texas. While Texans of this descent have largely maintained a sense of distinctive ethnic identity and have creatively re-authenticated their ancestors' traditions into a unique Texas Czech culture, their language is now on the verge of…

Cope, Lida

2011-01-01

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Creating reflexive volunteers? Young people's participation in Czech hospital volunteer programmes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on a recent ethnographic study of contemporary hospital volunteering in the Czech Republic, this paper explores the changing ideologies underpinning youth volunteering in the Czech context and shows how they may be linked to broader socio-economic and political transformations that have taken place in Czech society following the collapse of state socialism in 1989. Volunteering discourses in the contemporary

Rosie Read

2010-01-01

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POST-SOCIALIST TRANSITION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCOUNTANCY PROFESSION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper analyses the collective mobility project of accountants and auditors in the Czech Republic as they have attempted to possess new areas of economic activity brought about through the post-1989 transition of Czech society. The transition is characterised by a changing balance between the guiding principles of state, market and community within which Czech accountants and auditors are visualised

W. Seal; P. Sucher; I. Zelenka

1996-01-01

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Analysis of biomarkers in a Czech population exposed to heavy air pollution. Part II: chromosomal aberrations and oxidative stress.  

PubMed

Populations living in industrialised regions are at higher risk of a number of diseases and shortened life span. These negative effects are primarily brought about by damage to cells and macromolecules caused by environmental pollutants. In this study, we analysed the effect of exposure to benzo[a]pyrene, a particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 ľm (PM2.5), and benzene on oxidative stress markers [including 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), 15-F(2t)-isoprostane (15-F2t-IsoP) and protein carbonyls] and cytogenetic parameters (stable and unstable chromosomal aberrations). The samples were collected from subjects living in the Ostrava region characterised by very high levels of air pollution and in Prague with comparatively lower concentrations of pollutants in three seasons (winter 2009, summer 2009 and winter 2010). Despite several-fold higher concentrations of air pollutants in the Ostrava region, the levels of stable aberrations (genomic frequency of translocations per 100 cells, percentage of aberrant cells and frequency of acentric fragments) were mostly comparable in both locations. The frequency of unstable aberrations measured as the number of micronuclei was unexpectedly significantly lower in the Ostrava region subjects in both seasons of 2009. Urinary excretion of 8-oxodG did not differ between locations in either season. Lipid peroxidation measured as levels of 15-F2t-IsoP in blood plasma was elevated in the Ostrava subjects sampled in 2009. Protein oxidation was higher in Prague samples collected in summer 2009. Multivariate analyses conducted separately in subjects from Prague and Ostrava showed a negative association between the frequency of micronuclei and concentrations of benzo[a]pyrene and PM2.5 in both regions. A positive relationship was observed between lipid peroxidation and air pollution; protein oxidation seems to be positively affected by PM2.5 in both regions. PMID:23053823

Rossner, Pavel; Rossnerova, Andrea; Spatova, Milada; Beskid, Olena; Uhlirova, Katerina; Libalova, Helena; Solansky, Ivo; Topinka, Jan; Sram, Radim J

2013-01-01

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Bird schistosomes of wildfowl in the Czech Republic and Poland.  

PubMed

In 2005, we dissected 102 wildfowl from the Czech Republic and 73 wildfowl from Poland including representatives of Anseriformes, Gruiformes and Gaviiformes. Schistosome infection was found in a total of 21 (29%) and 23 (23%) birds from Poland and the Czech Republic, respectively. All infected birds belonged to the order Anseriformes. The prevalences of nasal and visceral species were, respectively, 22% and 16% in Poland and 6% and 19% in the Czech Republic. Four species of schistosomes were found: Bilharziella polonica Kowalewski, 1895, Trichobilharzia regenti Horák, Koláfová et Dvorák, 1998, T. szidati Neuhaus, 1952, and an undetermined schistosome from the intestinal wall of Anas penelope L. The finding of T. szidati represents the first record of the parasite from natural final host since the species description. PMID:17886736

Rudolfová, Jitka; Littlewood, D T J; Sitko, Jiljí; Horák, Petr

2007-06-01

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Moral judgment competence of nursing students in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the level of moral judgment competence in students of nursing at the University of Ostrava Faculty of Medicine, and whether it is influenced by the field of study, type of study, current year of study and age. The design of the study was cross-sectional. The survey sample comprised 662 full-time and part-time students of General Nursing and Midwifery. To measure ethical competence, Lind's Moral Judgment Test (MJT, 1995) was used. The nursing students showed low C-index scores (the mean C-index was 14.24 ą 9.56). The C-index was significantly influenced only by the type of study and age (p<0.05). Part-time students and those over 30 years of age had the lowest C-index scores. On average, the students preferred stages 5 and 6 of moral judgment, that is the post-conventional level. Due to the nursing students' lower C-index scores, methods developing ethical argumentation should be introduced into nursing ethics courses. PMID:22795743

Bužgová, Radka; Sikorová, Lucie

2013-10-01

72

Active labor market policies, job matching and the Czech miracle  

Microsoft Academic Search

A common explanation of low unemployment rates in the Czech Republic (CR) is the stance of active labor market policies (ALMPs), in particular, the extensive use of ALMP instruments and an effective delivery system. Using a large panel of quarterly data from employment office districts, we estimate the effects of ALMPs on the job matching process in the CR. In

Tito Boeri; Michael C. Burda

1996-01-01

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Czech Language Program Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures  

E-print Network

and film. Students in the program have the opportunity to read and analyze texts by fa- mous Czech authors. Students practice reading, speaking, and writing skills, and are intro- duced to the culture and geography. The subject mat- ter depends upon the interest of the indi- vidual student. 764-5355 slavic@umich.edu www

Eustice, Ryan

74

PROJECTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE FOR THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper deals with a selection of the climatological baseline, GCM validity and construction of the climate change scenarios for an impact assessment in the Czech territory. The period of 1961–1990 has been selected as the climatological baseline. The corresponding database includes more than 50 monthly mean temperature and precipitation series, and 16 time series of daily meteorological data that

Jaroslava KALVOVÁ; Ivana NEMEŠOVÁ

1997-01-01

75

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

76

Does FDI facilitate Domestic Entrepreneurship? Evidence from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

How does foreign direct investment (FDI) affect industry dynamics? In this paper, we analyze the impact of FDI on domestic firm entry in 245 industries in the Czech Republic during 1994 to 2000. We find that larger foreign presence stimulates the entry of domestic firms within the same industry indicating the existence of positive horizontal spillovers from FDI. We also

Renata Kosova; Meghana Ayyagari

2006-01-01

77

Financing Higher Education: Czech Republic 1990-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Czech system of financing higher education is described, tracing trends in various categories of expenditure in the last decade, spending in relation to gross domestic product, 1990 legislation increasing institutional autonomy and responsibility, core financing in the first few years of the law, developments since 1992, the 1995 budget,…

Fogel, Daniel S.; Winkler, Jan

1996-01-01

78

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

79

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

80

Czech (Czechoslovak) Transformation Continuities of 20th century  

Microsoft Academic Search

None of Middle European economies experienced so many dramatic changes, changes so deep and large during last 80 years as Czech economy did. At least three historical periods after 1918 can be called transformational, because there were radical planned changes in economy nature which did much more than just a partial modifi cation or revision of existing system (reform), these

Eduard Kub?

2005-01-01

81

ERASMUS STUDENT WORK PLACEMENT IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

E-print Network

, posting, page building, research & article writing) ¡ Marketing communication, social media, events-mail address ece.erguney@galavito.cz #12;PLACEMENT INFORMATION Department / Function Online Media / Editor, Czech Republic Duration 3 ­ 12 months Working hours per week 40 hours (8 hours per day during summer

Robbiano, Lorenzo

82

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

83

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

84

Havel versus Klaus: Public policy making in the Czech republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Central and Eastern Europe, we can observe and analyze an ongoing social experiment euphemized as “the process of the transformation of totalitarian countries with centrally planned economies into democratic countries with market economies.” This article offers an analysis of what has been happening in the Czech Republic in this regard. Attention is given to the impact of political philosophies

Martin Potu?ek

1999-01-01

85

Havel versus Klaus: Public Policy Making in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Central and Eastern Europe, we can observe and analyze an ongoing social experiment euphemized as “the process of the transformation of totalitarian countries with centrally planned economies into democratic countries with market economies.” This article offers an analysis of what has been happening in the Czech Republic in this regard. Attention is given to the impact of political philosophies

Martin Pot??ek

1999-01-01

86

Design and collection of Czech Lombard speech database  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, design, collection and parameters of newly proposed Czech Lombard Speech Database (CLSD) are presented. The database focuses on analysis and modeling of Lombard effect to achieve robust speech recognition improvement. The CLSD consists of neutral speech and speech produced in various types of simulated noisy background. In comparison to available databases dealing with Lombard effect, an extensive

Hynek Boril; Petr Pollák

2005-01-01

87

Identification of Novel Cryptosporidium Genotypes from the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

Isolates of Cryptosporidium from the Czech Republic were characterized from a variety of different hosts using sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the 18S ribosomal DNA and the heat-shock (HSP-70) gene. Analysis expanded the host range of accepted species and identified several novel genotypes, including horse, Eurasian woodcock, rabbit, and cervid genotypes. PMID:12839819

Ryan, Una; Xiao, Lihua; Read, Carolyn; Zhou, Ling; Lal, Altaf A.; Pavlasek, Ivan

2003-01-01

88

Listening to Authentic Czech. Authentic Listening Proficiency-Based Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The set of materials for development of listening skills in Czech is designed for students with advanced language proficiency and is intended to be used with cassette tapes (not included here) to supplement other instructional materials. It consists of 20 units grouped into 2 levels (advanced and advanced plus). At each level there are 10 units,…

Privorotsky-Kabat, Grazyna

89

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

90

Innovative confinement concepts workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop occurred in California during the week preceding the Second Symposium on Current Trends in International Fusion Research. An informal report was made to the Second Symposium. A summary of the Workshop concluded that some very promising ideas were presented, that innovative concept development is a central element of the restructured US DOE. Fusion Energy Sciences program, and that the Workshop should promote real scientific progress in fusion.

Kirkpatrick, R.C.

1998-06-01

91

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

PubMed

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-F(2t)-isoprostane (15-F2t-IsoP), protein carbonyls] and cytogenetic parameters [genomic frequency of translocations (F(G)/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 the expression of genes participating in base excision repair (BER) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ). We analyzed 64 subjects from Prague and 75 subjects from Ostrava. We measured oxidative stress markers by ELISA, cytogenetic parameters by fluorescence in situ hybridization and gene expression by quantitative PCR. The levels of air pollutants (benzo[a]pyrene, B[a]P; carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, c-PAHs; benzene) measured by personal monitors were significantly elevated in Ostrava compared to Prague (p<0.001). Despite this fact, we observed no differences in biomarkers of oxidative stress between the two locations. Moreover, subjects from Ostrava were less likely to have above-median levels of %AB.C. (OR; 95% CI: 0.18; 0.05-0.67; p=0.010). Multivariate analyses revealed that subjects living in Ostrava had increased odds of having above-median levels of XRCC5 expression (OR; 95% CI: 3.33; 1.03-10.8; q=0.046). Above-median levels of 8-oxodG were associated with decreased levels of vitamins C (OR; 95% CI: 0.37; 0.16-0.83; p=0.016) and E (OR; 95% CI: 0.25; 0.08-0.75; p=0.013), which were elevated in subjects from Ostrava. We suggest that air pollution by c-PAHs affects XRCC5 gene expression, which probably protects subjects from Ostrava against the induction of a higher frequency of translocations; elevated vitamin C and E levels in the Ostrava subjects decrease the levels of 8-oxodG. PMID:21684294

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

2011-08-01

92

Workshops that Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As more career and technical educators are faced with integrating academics into their curricula, workshops for teachers may help them to get started. In this brief article, Crystal B. Taylor, Ph.D., director of career, technical and adult education for the Roanoke City Public Schools in Virginia, describes four workshops on integrating academics…

Gibbs, Hope J.

2004-01-01

93

WORKSHOP ON DISORDERED MATERIALS  

E-print Network

REPORT ON WORKSHOP ON DISORDERED MATERIALS LONG WAVELENGTH TARGET STATION SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE;1. PROGRAM WORKSHOP ON DISORDERED MATERIALS LONG WAVELENGTH TARGET STATION SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE:40 Javier Bermejo Dynamics of structurally disordered matter: Challenges for next-generation cold neutron

Glyde, Henry R.

94

(Acid rain workshop)  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

1990-01-01

95

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.

96

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

97

Proceedings IEA Workshop Legionella  

E-print Network

Proceedings IEA Workshop Legionella Delft, The Netherlands, 4/5 October 2001 Compiled by Jos Warmerdam and RenĂŠe Caris (Ecofys, Utrecht) #12;Bilag til rapporten: UNDERSĂ?GELSE AF LEGIONELLA I SOLVARMEBEHOLDERE OG I TRADITIONELLE BEHOLDERE Indhold: Proceedings IEA Workshop Legionella Delft, Holland, 4

98

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

99

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

100

Does FDI Facilitate Domestic Entry? Evidence from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis paper analyzes the impact of FDI on domestic firm entry and firm size distributions in the Czech Republic during 1994–2000. We find that larger foreign presence stimulates the entry of domestic firms within the same industry, indicating the existence of positive horizontal spillovers from FDI. We also find evidence of significant vertical entry spillovers—FDI in downstream (upstream) industries initiates

Meghana Ayyagari; Renáta Kosová

2010-01-01

101

Foreign Investment and Productivity Growth in Czech Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

May 1999Foreign direct investment had a greater positive impact on total factor productivity in firms in the Czech Republic over a four-year period than joint ventures did, suggesting that parent firms transferred more know-how to affiliates than joint venture firms got from their partners. Firms without foreign partners experienced negative spillover effects, possibly because fewer training efforts made them less

Bernard Hoekman; Simeon Djankov

1999-01-01

102

Age, culture, and loneliness among czechs and canadians  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the influence of cultural background on the experience of loneliness. One hundred and ninety-four\\u000a Canadians and 209 participants from the Czech Republic formed the subject pool. Rather than compare the two populations and\\u000a disregard the within and between age differences, the cultural groups were divided into age subgroups. These were young adults\\u000a (18–30 years old), adults

Ami Rokach; Natasha Bauer

2004-01-01

103

Enterprise performance and management turnover in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the effect of management turnover on changes in enterprise performance, using a cross-section of 706 Czech firms over the 1993–1997 period. Controlling for initial conditions, equity holdings by managers, and firm- and sector-specific effects, we find that the appointment of new managers is associated with improvements in profit margins and labor productivity, particularly if those managers were selected

Stijn Claessens; Simeon Djankov

1999-01-01

104

Manganese Biogeochemistry in a Central Czech Republic Catchment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mn biogeochemistry was studied from 1994 to 2003 in a small forested catchment in the central Czech Republic using the watershed\\u000a mass balance approach together with measurements of internal stores and fluxes. Mn inputs in bulk deposition were relatively\\u000a constant during a period of sharply decreasing acidic deposition, suggesting that the Mn source was terrestrial, and not from\\u000a fossil fuel

Tom Navrátil; James B. Shanley; Petr Sk?ivan; Pavel Krám; Martin Mihaljevi?; Petr Drahota

2007-01-01

105

Variability of droughts in the Czech Republic, 1881–2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze droughts in the Czech Republic from 1881–2006 based on the Palmer drought severity index (PDSI) and the Z-index\\u000a using averaged national temperature and precipitation series for the calculations. The standardized precipitation index (SPI),\\u000a PDSI and Z-index series show an increasing tendency towards longer and more intensive dry episodes in which, for example,\\u000a droughts that occurred in the mid-1930s,

R. Brázdil; M. Trnka; P. Dobrovolný; K. Chromá; P. Hlavinka; Z. Žalud

2009-01-01

106

Full value documentation in the Czech Food Composition Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background\\/Objectives:The aim of this project was to launch a new Food Composition Database (FCDB) Programme in the Czech Republic; to implement a methodology for food description and value documentation according to the standards designed by the European Food Information Resource (EuroFIR) Network of Excellence; and to start the compilation of a pilot FCDB.Subjects\\/Methods:Foods for the initial data set were selected

M Machackova; M Holasova; E Maskova

2010-01-01

107

Could antioxidants play a role in high rates of coronary heart disease in the Czech Republic?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To compare plasma levels of antioxidant vitamins in the Czech population with those in a western European population, and to investigate whether plasma levels of antioxidant vitamins in Czech population are related to risk of MI.Design: The study has two parts: a cross-sectional survey and a population based case-control study.Setting: Adult population in two districts of the Czech Republic,

M Bobák; E Brunner; NJ Miller; Z Škodová; M Marmot

1998-01-01

108

Unapparent Microsporidial Infection among Immunocompetent Humans in the Czech Republic?  

PubMed Central

In the present population-based study, we determined the prevalences of the most common human-pathogenic microsporidia, Encephalitozoon spp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi, in asymptomatic healthy people living in the Czech Republic. A total of 382 males and females (ages, 1 to 84 years) living in the Czech Republic, of whom 265 were Czech nationals and 117 were foreign students, were included in a study testing for the presence of microsporidia by use of coprology and molecular methods. Single-species infections with Enterocytozoon bieneusi or an Encephalitozoon sp. were detected for 9 and 136 individuals, respectively. Moreover, coinfections were detected for 14 individuals. Four genotypes of 3 human-pathogenic Encephalitozoon spp. and 7 E. bieneusi genotypes, including 3 novel genotypes, were detected. Some of these were reported in humans for the first time. The highest prevalence was recorded for individuals older than 50 years and for loose, unformed stool samples. These findings clearly show that exposure to microsporidia is common among immunocompetent people and that microsporidiosis is not linked to any clinical manifestation in healthy populations. PMID:21191056

Sak, Bohumil; Brady, Daniel; Pelikanova, Marketa; Kvetonova, Dana; Rost, Michael; Kostka, Martin; Tolarova, Vera; Huzova, Zuzana; Kvac, Martin

2011-01-01

109

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

110

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

111

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).

112

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

113

Vernier Training Workshops  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Vernier sponsors a number of free workshops for physics teachers nationwide for training with their data-collection and hands-on technology. The opportunities are located in a variety of cities, online training, videos, or personalized professional development.

2004-11-28

114

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

115

Workshop in Computational Neuroscience.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Woods Hole Workshop on Computational Neuroscience at the Marine Biological Laboratory was held for one week each August in 1992 to 1994. Each year, twenty investigators who are concerned with the computational functions of nervous systems had intense ...

T. J. Sejnowski

1995-01-01

116

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

117

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

118

Provocative Questions Workshop  

Cancer.gov

Provocative Questions Workshop August 2, 2011 UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Los Angeles, California Final Participant List Chair Edward Harlow, Ph.D Chair Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Harvard Medical

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78 FR 65283 - Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Germany...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea...falls on a non-business day, in accordance...become the next business day. The revised...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, the Republic...the World Bank in Doing Business 2013:...

2013-10-31

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A Workshop that Works  

E-print Network

The main goal of a scientific workshop is to bring together experts in a specific field or related fields to collaborate, to discuss, and to creatively make progress in a particular area. The organizational aspects of such a meeting play a critical role in achieving these goals. We here present suggestions from scientists to scientists that hopefully help in organizing a successful scientific workshop that maximizes collaboration and creativity.

Yunes, Nicolas

2014-01-01

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A Workshop that Works  

E-print Network

The main goal of a scientific workshop is to bring together experts in a specific field or related fields to collaborate, to discuss, and to creatively make progress in a particular area. The organizational aspects of such a meeting play a critical role in achieving these goals. We here present suggestions from scientists to scientists that hopefully help in organizing a successful scientific workshop that maximizes collaboration and creativity.

Nicolas Yunes; Joey Shapiro Key

2014-04-15

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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

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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

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Income differentiation of households in various regions of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper deals with income differentiation of households in different regions of the Czech Republic. Actual analysis are based on previous considerations about the origins and dynamics of income disparities in the Czech republic, about the method used to definethe group of respondents, the characteristics of a file with an emphasis on the income variable, the share of social transfers

Jana Stávková; Zuzana Procházková

2011-01-01

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New reports of Vaucheria species (Vaucheriales, Xanthophyceae, Heterokontophyta) from the Czech Republic  

E-print Network

New reports of Vaucheria species (Vaucheriales, Xanthophyceae, Heterokontophyta) from the Czech Republic; e-mail: veronika_kaufnerova@atlas.cz Abstract: Several Vaucheria species from the Czech Republic (vaucHer) Dc. and V. geminata (vaucHer) Dc. were also recorded. Key words: Vaucheria borealis, V

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Changes in distribution and substrate preferences of selected threatened lichens in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The distribution and ecology of four threatened lichens in the Czech Republic, Evernia mesomorpha, Hyperphyscia adglutinata, Hypotrachyna revoluta and Parmotrema perlatum, have been studied. All species are mainly epiphytic, but recent records from the Czech Republic are largely from siliceous\\u000a rocks in river\\/brook valleys. Changes in distribution and substrate preferences are documented and discussed.

Jan Vondrák; Ji?í Liška

2010-01-01

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Developing Inclusive Educational Practices for Refugee Children in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

All children in the Czech Republic have the legal right to primary education, regardless of nationality and legal status. This article is based on a study of refugee children and their educational situation. The study reveals that refugee students in the Czech Republic are not benefiting fully from this fundamental right and that their educational…

Bacakova, Marketa

2011-01-01

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Hypnum sauteri and Lescuraea patens, two additions to the moss flora of the Czech Republic  

E-print Network

are reported new and Hypnum recurvatum confirmed for the bryoflora of the Czech Republic. The two HypnumHypnum sauteri and Lescuraea patens, two additions to the moss flora of the Czech Republic Dv novinky v bryoflóe CeskÊ republiky ­ Hypnum sauteri a Lescuraea patens Jan K u c e r a 1 , Zbynk H r a d í

Kucera, Jan

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Ecology of European Brown Hare and Distribution of Natural Foci of Tularaemia in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pikula J., M. Beklová, Z. Hole‰ovská, F. Treml: Ecology of European Brown Hare and Distribution of Natural Foci of Tularaemia in the Czech Republic. Acta Vet. Brno 2004, 73: 267-273. Quantitative data on the geographic distribution of the European brown hare in the Czech Republic were analysed using a geographic information system with respect to selected environmental factors and natural

J. PIKULA; M. BEKLOVÁ; Z. HOLE; F. TREML

2004-01-01

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Ecological conditions of natural foci of tularaemia in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tularaemia, a zoonosis of veterinary and public health importance, commonly occurs in the Czech Republic as well as other countries of Northern Hemisphere. The objective of this study was to analyse the environmental conditions of distribution of natural foci of tularaemia and their long-term persistence in the Czech Republic. A geographic information system has been used for this purpose. A

Jiri Pikula; František Treml; Miroslava Beklová; Zdenka Holešovská; Jarmila Pikulová

2003-01-01

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First Report of Pepper mild mottle virus in Pepper Seeds Produced in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

SVOBODA J., ?ERVEN Á G., RODOVÁ J., JOKEŠ M. (2006): First report of Pepper mild mottle virus in pepper seeds produced in the Czech Republic . Plant Protect. Sci., 42: 34-37. Symptoms of viral infection were observed on plants of pepper, cv. OL 228, raised from commercial seeds of Czech origin in a greenhouse in the year 2002. Infected plants

GABRIELA ?ERVEN Á; JAROSLAVA RODOVÁ

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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

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 deal with the siting of the locality for HLW disposal and the project No. 3308 ''The geological research

Tomas

2003-01-01

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A revision of the Late Ordovician marrellomorph arthropod Furca bohemica from Czech Republic  

E-print Network

A revision of the Late Ordovician marrellomorph arthropod Furca bohemica from Czech Republic STPÁN. A revision of the Late Ordovician marrellomorph arthropod Furca bohemica from Czech Republic. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 58 (3): 615­628. The enigmatic marrellomorph arthropod Furca bohemica from the Upper

Cambridge, University of

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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

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Prevalence of extended-spectrum ?-lactamase-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on the prevalence and molecular biology of extended-spectrum ?-lactamase (ESBL)-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates collected in the Czech Republic. Clinical material from patients hospitalised in 16 Czech hospitals in September 2004 was used to isolate K. pneumoniae strains. Strains were identified by standard identification procedures. Susceptibility of the strains to antibiotics was tested using a microdilution method. The

M. Kolar; T. Latal; P. Cermak; N. Bartonikova; E. Chmelarova; P. Sauer; M. Kesselova

2006-01-01

137

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

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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

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Naturalized plants have smaller genomes than their non-invading relatives: a flow cytometric analysis of the Czech alien flora  

E-print Network

analysis of the Czech alien flora NaturalizovanÊ rostliny mají mensí genom nez neinvadující druhy than their non-invading relatives: a flow cytometric analysis of the Czech alien flora. ­ Preslia 82 in 93 alien species naturalized in the Czech Republic, belonging to 32 families, by using flow cytometry

KratochvĂ­l, Lukas

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[Population development in the Czech Republic in 1997].  

PubMed

"In 1997 demographic processes [in the Czech Republic] ran in accordance with recent years' tendencies, i.e. the trend of postponing marriages as well as [fertility] continued.... [Divorce] remained on the level of previous years. [The decline in] the number of children born has temporarily stopped but the...total fertility rate has still declined to 1.17 children per female. Furthermore, the number of abortions has declined.... Mortality remained on the previous year's level.... [The] number of the Republic's inhabitants has diminished...." (EXCERPT) PMID:12348931

Kucera, M; Simek, M

1998-01-01

141

Verbal Aspect and Negation in Russian and Czech  

E-print Network

of the eastern and western languages (respectively). The first parameter is habituality: as shown in (1), the eastern languages strongly prefer the impf aspect in habitual utterances, whereas the pf aspect is quite common, and often prefered, in the western... languages. (1) a. Každyj den' on *vyp'et pf /vypivaet ipf po odnoj rjumke vodki. (Rus) b. Vypije pf denn? jednu skleni?ku vodky. (Cz) ‘He drinks a glas of vodka every day.’ Aspect and Negation in Russian and Czech 9 The analysis is fairly...

Dickey, Stephen M.; Kresin, Susan C.

2009-01-01

142

The First Celtic Language Technology Workshop Proceedings of the Workshop  

E-print Network

spoken languages are making their way into the digital age through the provision of language technologiesCLTW 2014 The First Celtic Language Technology Workshop Proceedings of the Workshop A Workshop Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. ISBN 978-1-873769-32-4 Proceedings of the Celtic Language

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Workshops and Conferences Winter Workshop on Cell & Developmental Biology 2008  

E-print Network

of growth and development, stem cell biology, understanding disease mechanism and therapy. In this courseWorkshops and Conferences Winter Workshop on Cell & Developmental Biology 2008 XII Annual students of Indian Universities. The workshop focused on cell and developmental biology. These are dynamic

Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

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Thin film solar cell workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A summation of responses to questions posed to the thin-film solar cell workshop and the ensuing discussion is provided. Participants in the workshop included photovoltaic manufacturers (both thin film and crystalline), cell performance investigators, and consumers.

Armstrong, Joe; Jeffrey, Frank

1993-01-01

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Developing a "We Agree" Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests several alternative methods for teaching global education. Provides details on a community workshop designed to develop a set of general global statements upon which all workshop participants can agree. Information is presented on specific workshop goals and organizational techniques. (DB)

Kinghorn, Jon Rye; Shaw, William P.

1979-01-01

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PREFACE: Galactic Center Workshop 2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

We are pleased to present the proceedings from the Galactic Center Workshop 2006---From the Center of the Milky Way to Nearby Low-Luminosity Galactic Nuclei. The conference took place in the Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany, on 18 to 22 April 2006. It is the third workshop of this kind, following the Galactic Center Workshops held 1998 in Tucson, Arizona, and 2002

Rainer Schödel; Geoffrey C. Bower; Michael P. Muno; Sergei Nayakshin; Thomas Ott

2006-01-01

147

waii, Februa First Workshop on  

E-print Network

). The workshop takes place in the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, starting with a reception and registration on February 24, 2013, at 6 pm. The hotel will allocate a block of rooms for workshop participants, Sweden #12;Schedule Oral The workshop starts with a reception at the Sheraton Kauai on February 24

Kaiser, Ralf I.

148

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

149

Pedigree analysis of Czech Holstein calves with schistosoma reflexum  

PubMed Central

Background Schistosoma reflexum (SR) is congenital syndrome briefly characterized by visceral eventration, severe dorsoflexion and ankylosis of the spine and arthrogryposis. A genetic etiology has been proposed, but conclusive evidence has not yet been provided. Methods Pedigree analysis was carried out in 29 cases of SR in Czech Holsteins and Holstein crosses. Genetic relationship was evaluated and inbreeding coefficients calculated. Pedigrees of 15 Czech Holsteins fathering non-SR affected calves were used for comparison. Results Twenty-one cases occurred in one pedigree founded by three sires while three SR calves occurred in another pedigree with a common grandfather. The sex ratio between affected males and females was 11:6. Affected calves shared common ancestors different from those shared by the unaffected calves. The inbreeding coefficient in the SR affected calves was not increased compared to unaffected calves. Conclusions The findings are consistent with SR being inherited autosomal recessively. Further studies are however needed to confirm this and therefore a breeding trial is recommended where a suspected heterozygous sire is mated to closely related females. PMID:22472123

2012-01-01

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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

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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

152

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

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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

154

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

155

Online Small Business Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained by the Canada Business Service Centres, the Online Small Business Workshop is a highly-detailed and thorough online course on arming new business owners with the tools they need to start a new business. The class is broken down into five lessons. The course begins with "Starting with a Good Idea" and walks users through the rest of the steps ending with "Basic Regulations for Getting Started" including taxes, incorporation, and even a start-up checklist. The Online Small Business Workshop offers an enormous amount of information, and it is best digested in smaller sessions rather than all at once.

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Eating behavior differences and the perception of gender roles in Czech and German nonclinical samples.  

PubMed

This study compares non clinical subjects from the Czech Republic and Germany regarding their eating behavior and attributes they associate with female role models. We assessed Czech and German students and their mothers, 328 subjects in total, by having them complete 2 questionnaires related to weight, eating behavior, as well as different role models (a professionally successful woman, a good mother, etc.). The female Czech students had a lower ideal BMI than the German female students, and were more dissatisfied with their bodies. Thus, the higher drive for thinness in the Czech students could be an indicator for an increased risk regarding eating disorders. Regarding role models, the Czech results were very different from those of the Germans. The Czech women characterized female roles more with items like following own goals, competent in job, competing. The more professional female role description in the Czech Republic reflects the tradition of working women in former socialist states. But the relationship between eating behavior and gender roles remains unclear. PMID:16114221

Pecová, V; von Wietersheim, J

2005-06-01

157

"This theater workshop was  

E-print Network

"This theater workshop was invaluable! Infused with lots of good energy and spirit as well). For the Theater Guild, Lortz has directed Jesus Christ Superstar, 1776, Shenandoah and Over Here! On campus Lortz Washington University, where she studied and performed both opera and musical theater. She has appeared

Suzuki, Masatsugu

158

"This theater workshop was  

E-print Network

"This theater workshop was invaluable! Infused with lots of good energy and spirit as well). For the Theater Guild, Lortz has directed Jesus Christ Superstar, 1776, Shenandoah and Over Here! On campus Lortz both opera and musical theater. She has appeared in leading roles in Once upon a Mattress, A Little

Suzuki, Masatsugu

159

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

160

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

161

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

162

Job Search Workshop Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bilingual curriculum was developed by job search counselors at a Seattle nonprofit social service agency in conjunction with Washington state's welfare reform initiative, WorkFirst. The workshops were 30-hours long and were given over a 2-week period. The classes were conducted in the students' native language, as well as in English by an…

Ferraro, Carole

163

ACID AEROSOL MEASUREMENT WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the discussion and results of the U.S. EPA Acid Aerosol Measurement Workshop, conducted February 1-3, 1989, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. t was held in response to recommendations by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) regarding ...

164

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

165

'GIARDIA' METHODS WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

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 Water and Wastewater; to ...

166

Workshop on Molecular Evolution  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Molecular evolution has become the nexus of many areas of biological research. It both brings together and enriches such areas as biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, population genetics, systematics, developmental biology, genomics, bioinformatics, in vitro evolution, and molecular ecology. The Workshop provides an important contribution to these fields in that it promotes interdisciplinary research and interaction, and thus provides a glue that sticks together disparate fields. Due to the wide range of fields addressed by the study of molecular evolution, it is difficult to offer a comprehensive course in a university setting. It is rare for a single institution to maintain expertise in all necessary areas. In contrast, the Workshop is uniquely able to provide necessary breadth and depth by utilizing a large number of faculty with appropriate expertise. Furthermore, the flexible nature of the Workshop allows for rapid adaptation to changes in the dynamic field of molecular evolution. For example, the 2003 Workshop included recently emergent research areas of molecular evolution of development and genomics.

Cummings, Michael P.

2004-01-01

167

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

168

SIGAda 2001 workshop, \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the workshop was to organize the Ada community to take advantage of the opportunity to create Ada applications that are operating systems independent because they are based on a web technology, XML, Extensible Markup Language. The commercial use of the Internet is the driving force behind XML. Four elements of XML, which together are sufficient to build

Robert C. Leif

2002-01-01

169

Workshop in Regulation &  

E-print Network

Newark, NJ Continuing Problems in the Electric Utility Sector January 13, 2012 Rutgers Business School, 1Advanced Workshop in Regulation & Competition 2011-2012 Conflicting Technological and Competitive Forces in Regulated Industries November 18, 2011 Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Park, Room 118

Lin, Xiaodong

170

Workshop in Regulation &  

E-print Network

used to analyze major current problems of network industries. Competition, incentives for efficiency10/8/03 Advanced Workshop in Regulation & Competition 2003-2004 Who Says Network Industries@andromeda.rutgers.edu www.crri.rutgers.edu Rutgers Business School 180 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102-1897 973

Lin, Xiaodong

171

Workshop in Regulation &  

E-print Network

used to analyze major current problems of network industries. Competition, incentives for efficiency10/1/13 Advanced Workshop in Regulation & Competition 2001-2002 COMPETITIVE CHANGE NETWORK://crri.rutgers.edu Rutgers Business School 180 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102-1897 973-353-5761 973-353-1348 (fax) #12

Lin, Xiaodong

172

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

173

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

174

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

175

Microwave Workshop for Windows.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Microwave Workshop for Windows" consists of three programs that act as teaching aid and provide a circuit design utility within the field of microwave engineering. The first program is a computer representation of a graphical design tool; the second is an accurate visual and analytical representation of a microwave test bench; the third is a more…

White, Colin

1998-01-01

176

ECOLOGICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

The publication is a workshop proceedings where 40 people from about 25 organizations across the U.S. and Canada discussed QA concepts and how they apply to ecological research. After an introductory session, three plenary papers were given (Morrison from Canada; Robarge from NCS...

177

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

178

Child Nutrition. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four workshops focus on nutrition for infants and children in child care settings. Articles are: (1) "Nutrition and Child Development: Global Perspectives" (Jacqueline Hayden); (2) "Working with Families around Nutritional Issues" (Wayne Eastman); (3) "Breastfeeding Promotion in Child Care" (Laura Dutil Aird); and (4) "Food as Shared…

Hayden, Jacqueline; Eastman, Wayne; Aird, Laura Dutil; McCrea, Nadine L.

2002-01-01

179

Conducting Leadership Training Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this publication is to provide informational and organizational aid to students, teachers and administrators interested in developing and strengthening student leadership through local and regional student leadership training workshops. Divided into two major parts, the first part discusses the improvement of leadership training…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

180

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.

181

WORKSHOP ON URBAN ONTOLOGIES  

E-print Network

­ Ontology-based interoperability ¡ 3 ­ XML ¡ 4 ­ Spatial ontologies ¡ 5 ­ Ontological engineering ¡ 6 : "An ontology is an engineering artifact, constituted by a specific vocabulary used to describeWORKSHOP ON URBAN ONTOLOGIES Robert Laurini INSA ­ Lyon Contents ¡ 1 ­ What is an ontology? ¡ 2

Laurini, Robert

182

Droughts in the Czech Lands, 1090-2012 AD  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper addresses droughts in the Czech Lands in the 1090-2012 AD period, basing its findings on documentary evidence and instrumental records. Various documentary sources were employed for the selection of drought events, which were then interpreted at a monthly level. While the data on droughts before 1500 AD are scarce, the analysis concentrated mainly on droughts after this time. A dry year in 1501-1804 period (i.e. pre-instrumental times) was defined as a calendar year in the course of which dry patterns occurred on at least two consecutive months. Using this definition, 129 dry years were identified (an average of one drought per 2.4 yr). From the 16th to the 18th centuries these figures become 41, 36 and 49 yr respectively, with the prevailing occurrence of dry months from April to September (73.7%). Drought indices - SPEI-1, Z-index and PDSI - calculated for the Czech Lands for April-September describe drought patterns between 1805 and 2012 (the instrumental period). N-year recurrence intervals were calculated for each of the three indices. Using N ? 5 yr, SPEI-1 indicates 40 drought years, Z-index 39 yr and PDSI 47 yr. SPEI-1 and Z-index recorded 100 yr drought in 1834, 1842, 1868, 1947 and 2003 (50 yr drought in 1992). PDSI as an indicator of long-term drought disclosed two important drought periods: 1863-1874 and 2004-2012. The first period was related to a lack of precipitation, the other may be attributed to recent temperature increases without significant changes in precipitation. Droughts from the pre-instrumental and instrumental period were used to compile a long-term chronology for the Czech Lands. The number of years with drought has fluctuated between 26 in 1951-2000 and 16 in 1651-1700. Only nine drought years were recorded between 1641 and 1680, while between 1981 and 2012 the figure was 22 yr. A number of past severe droughts are described in detail: in 1540, 1590, 1616, 1718 and 1719. A discussion of the results centres around the uncertainty problem, the spatial variability of droughts, comparison with tree-ring reconstructions from southern Moravia, and the broader central European context.

Brázdil, R.; Dobrovolný, P.; Trnka, M.; Kotyza, O.; ?ezní?ková, L.; Valášek, H.; Zahradní?ek, P.; Št?pánek, P.

2013-08-01

183

Droughts in the Czech Lands, 1090-2012 AD  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper addresses droughts in the Czech Lands in the 1090-2012 AD period, basing its findings on documentary evidence and instrumental records. Various documentary sources were employed for the selection of drought events, which were then interpreted at a monthly level. While the data on droughts before 1500 AD are scarce, the analysis concentrated mainly on droughts after this time. A dry year in 1501-1804 period (i.e. pre-instrumental times) was defined as a calendar year in the course of which dry patterns occurred on at least two consecutive months. Using this definition, 129 dry years were identified (an average of one drought per 2.4 yr). From the 16th to the 18th centuries these figures become 41, 36 and 49 yr, respectively, with the prevailing occurrence of dry months from April to September (73.7%). Drought indices - SPEI-1, Z-index and PDSI - calculated for the Czech Lands for April-September describe drought patterns between 1805 and 2012 (the instrumental period). N year recurrence intervals were calculated for each of the three indices. Using N ? 5 yr, SPEI-1 indicates 40 drought years, Z-index 39 yr and PDSI 47 yr. SPEI-1 and Z-index recorded 100 yr drought in 1834, 1842, 1868, 1947 and 2003 (50 yr drought in 1992). PDSI as an indicator of long-term drought disclosed two important drought periods: 1863-1874 and 2004-2012. The first period was related to a lack of precipitation, the other may be attributed to recent temperature increases without significant changes in precipitation. Droughts from the pre-instrumental and instrumental period were used to compile a long-term chronology for the Czech Lands. The number of years with drought has fluctuated between 26 in 1951-2000 and 16 in 1651-1700. Only nine drought years were recorded between 1641 and 1680, while between 1981 and 2012 the figure was 22 yr. A number of past severe droughts are described in detail: in 1540, 1590, 1616, 1718 and 1719. A discussion of the results centres around the uncertainty problem, the spatial variability of droughts, comparison with tree-ring reconstructions from southern Moravia, and the broader Central European context.

Brázdil, R.; Dobrovolný, P.; Trnka, M.; Kotyza, O.; ?ezní?ková, L.; Valášek, H.; Zahradní?ek, P.; Št?pánek, P.

2013-05-01

184

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; Žemli?ka, Milan; Švajdlenka, Emil; Ghoneim, Mohammed M; Elokely, Khaled M; Ross, Samir A

2014-01-01

185

Microsoft PowerPoint - Lim Workshops  

Cancer.gov

BRN Symposium Workshops Workshop 1A: Blood BiospecimensScott Patterson PhD (Amgen)Niels Heegard MD DSci (Staten Serum) Workshop 1B: Tissue Biospecimens Stephen Hewitt MD PhD (NCI) Steven Gutman MD (U. Cent. FL) Workshop 1C: Biofluids Robert Star MD (NIH/NIDDK) Workshop

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Evolution of low flows in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryThis study investigates the temporal evolution of annual and seasonal low-flow regimes of 144 Czech river basins for the 1961-2005 period. Summer and winter low-flow seasons are identified and delimited. The gauging stations are classified into two categories, mountain and lowland, according to their low-flow regime. The standard and modified versions of the Mann-Kendall trend test were used in the study to detect trends in several low-flow variables. These include 7-day annual, summer and winter low flows, number of days with discharge under two low-flow thresholds and deficit volumes delimited with the same two low-flow thresholds. At majority of stations, trends in low-flow variables are not significant. Among significant trends, decreasing summer low flows, increasing winter low flows and increasing drought durations as well as deficit volumes are observed. Such combination of trends is typical for the north-eastern part of the Czech Republic and if it continues in the future this area might become drought-prone. It was found that proportions of positive and negative trends between mountain and lowland stations are similar. Thus the low-flow evolution is irrespective of the basins altitudes and climates. Dates of low flows were evaluated to study the evolution of the timing of summer and winter low flows. Non-significant trends prevail for the timing of seasonal low flows, but at a number of stations the dates of summer minima shift towards earlier dates. This can be explained by an earlier onset of the spring flood caused by warmer winters.

Fiala, Theodor; Ouarda, Taha B. M. J.; Hladný, Josef

2010-11-01

187

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

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Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia in Cesk Budjovice, Czech Republic  

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education and an excellent research environment in a number of areas of modern biology. It offers 9 or by using his/her insurance. Fees. Study in Czech language is free of any fee. The annual composite fees

South Bohemia, University of

189

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

190

Exante evaluation in the new member states: The case of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Blazek J. and Vozáb J. (2006) Ex-ante evaluation in the new Member States: the case of the Czech Republic, Regional Studies40, 237–248. The paper gives a critical analysis of evaluation culture in one of the new Member States of the European Union: the Czech Republic. It examines the experience of drafting the first generation of programming documents for the EU

Jirí Blažek; Jan Vozáb

2006-01-01

191

Women, work, and family in the Czech Republic—and comparisons with the West  

Microsoft Academic Search

What are the work-family experiences of Czech women, and to what extent are there similarities and differences with women in the West? Drawing on a cross-national survey and other findings, this paper points out that unlike the extensive part-time employment of many Western European women, most Czech women in the post-Communist era have continued to combine full-time employment with family

Phyllis H. Raabe

1998-01-01

192

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

TomᚠSobotka; Kryštof Zeman; Vladimíra Kantorová

2003-01-01

193

Czech Lesbian Activism: Gay and Lesbian Parental Rights as a Challenge to Patriarchal Marriage  

Microsoft Academic Search

In their advocacy for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships during the 1990s, prominent Czech gay rights activists focused only on issues of sexuality and did not question the essentialist understanding of gender, especially in parenting. Consequently, even though the Czech Republic legalized registered partnerships for gays and lesbians in 2006, legal barriers now exist regarding parental rights for same-sex

Simona Fojtová

2011-01-01

194

HISTORICAL AND RECENT FLOODS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: CAUSES, SEASONALITY, TRENDS, IMPACTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Czech Republic the most destructive natural disasters result from floods. Evidence for this was the flood of July 1997\\u000a in Moravia and Silesia which took 52 lives and caused damage in excess of 63 billions K? (Czech Crowns). Similarly the flood\\u000a in Bohemia in August 2002, took 19 lives and damage ran over 70 billions K?. The flooding

RUDOLF BRÁSDIL; PETR DOBROVOLNY; VILIBALA KAKOS; OLDRICK KOTYZA

195

The czech speech and prosody database both for ASR and TTS purposes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a preparation of the first large Czech prosodic database which should be useful both in automatic speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis. In the area of ASR we intend to use it for an automatic punctua- tion annotation, in the area of TTS for building a prosodic mod- ule for the Czech high-quality synthesis. The database

Jáchym Kolár; Jan Romportl; Josef Psutka

2003-01-01

196

Smoking behaviour of Czech adolescents: results of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey in the Czech Republic, 2002.  

PubMed

The Czech Republic Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is a school-based survey of students in grades 7-9, conducted in 2002. A two-stage cluster sample design was used to produce representative data for all of the Czech Republic. On a large sample of students (N=4,149) from 7-9th grade it reveals that smoking among children has been continually growing. According to the results of this study, over 34% of the respondents smoke. Results of the study help us to understand social and attitudinal factors that affect adolescent smoking habits. Social factors include particularly the convenient availability of cigarettes and the lack of the legal regulation of the retail of cigarettes: over one half of all smokers under 15 years of age regularly purchase cigarettes in regular retail outlets; 72% of them reported never having been restricted in their purchases because of their age. Advertising and media coverage appears to be another important factor that affects smoking in this age group. Over 80% of children under 15 years of age reported that they have been exposed to the tobacco advertising. The study also allows an interesting analysis of the exposure to the environmental tobacco smoke. Compared to non-smokers, this exposure has been significantly higher in the case of smokers--both in their homes and at other locations (58% vs. 25%, and 90% vs. 57% respectively). The analysis of the data also revealed a strong misconception about the health risks related to passive smoking among smokers. The study provides three key findings for health promotion: (1) it is necessary to exert a continuous pressure on the political representation to strictly enforce the regulations of tobacco distribution and availability to minors; (2) school health education as well as community oriented prevention programs need to explicitly communicate non-smoking as a standard; and (3) it is important to increase the attractiveness and availability of smoking cessation programs. PMID:15068204

Sovinová, H; Csémy, L

2004-03-01

197

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

198

Geoengineering design parameters workshop  

SciTech Connect

A one-day workshop on the subject of the geotechnical design parameters, in situ stress and rock mass strength, for a nuclear waste repository in basalt was held in Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 25, 1989. A panel comprised of five widely recognized experts in the field of rock mechanics, met to discuss the state of stress at the Hanford Site and the strength of a basalt rock mass. This report summarizes the discussions that took place and presents a set of final position statements developed collaboratively by the panel and the workshop moderator. The report concludes with a set of specific recommendations for future actions considered necessary to adequately define the in situ stress and the rock mass strength at the Hanford Site and to document the position of the Basalt Waste Isolation Project in respect to these two critical design parameters.

St. John, C.M. (Agapito (J.F.T.) and Associates, Grand Junction, CO (USA)); Kim, Kunsoo (Rockwell International Corp., Richland, WA (USA). Rockwell Hanford Operations)

1985-12-12

199

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

200

(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

201

Proceedings 2005 UC Davis Student Workshop on  

E-print Network

Assistant Lisa Blackford #12;#12;2005 UC Davis Student Workshop on Computing Workshop Schedule RegistrationProceedings 2005 UC Davis Student Workshop on Computing Recreation Pool Lodge Davis, California

California at Davis, University of

202

intensive workshops digitalmedia filmvideo webdesign photography  

E-print Network

intensive workshops + + + + digitalmedia filmvideo webdesign photography PACIFIC NEW MEDIA for new beginnings and new explorations -- Pacific New Media (PNM) presents a comprehensive program of seminars, talks, and short intensive workshops on film, video, photography, and digital media. Workshops

Dong, Yingfei

203

Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) Workshop concentrated on reviewing and refining the science experiments planned for the UAV Demonstration Flights (UDF) scheduled at the Oklahoma Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) in April 1994. These experiments were focused around the following sets of parameters: Clear sky, daylight; Clear-sky, night-to-day transition; Clear sky - improve/validate the accuracy of radiative fluxes derived from satellite-based measurements; Daylight, clouds of opportunity; and, Daylight, broken clouds.

Vitko, J. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

1995-04-01

204

Feedwater heater workshop proceedings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The March 13-14, 1979 EPRI sponsored workshop on design, operation and maintenance problems with nuclear feedwater heaters identified a large number of significant technical areas of concern. The reported problems relate to nearly all facets of feedwater heater technology. In particular, hydrometallurgical problems such as stress corrosion of stainless tubing, erosion\\/corrosion wear of tube-tubesheet joints, and flashing related tube erosion

T. W. Libs; K. P. Singh

1979-01-01

205

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.

206

Workshop on Harmonic Oscillators  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Proceedings of a workshop on Harmonic Oscillators held at the College Park Campus of the University of Maryland on March 25 - 28, 1992 are presented. The harmonic oscillator formalism is playing an important role in many branches of physics. This is the simplest mathematical device which can connect the basic principle of physics with what is observed in the real world. The harmonic oscillator is the bridge between pure and applied physics.

Han, D. (editor); Kim, Y. S. (editor); Zachary, W. W. (editor)

1993-01-01

207

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

208

Workshop on Radio Transients  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

abstract-type="normal">SummaryWe are entering a new era in the study of variable and transient radio sources. This workshop discussed the instruments and the strategies employed to study those sources, how they are identified and classified, how results from different surveys can be compared, and how radio observations tie in with those at other wavelengths. The emphasis was on learning what common ground there is between the plethora of on-going projects, how methods and code can be shared, and how best practices regarding survey strategy could be adopted. The workshop featured the four topics below. Each topic commenced with a fairly brief introductory talk, which then developed into discussion. By way of preparation, participants had been invited to upload and discuss one slide per topic to a wiki ahead of the workshop. 1. Telescopes, instrumentation and survey strategy. New radio facilities and on-going projects (including upgrades) are both studying the variability of the radio sky, and searching for transients. The discussion first centred on the status of those facilities, and on projects with a time-domain focus, both ongoing and planned, before turning to factors driving choices of instrumentation, such as phased array versus single pixel feeds, the field of view, spatial and time resolution, frequency and bandwidth, depth, area, and cadence of the surveys. 2. Detection, pipelines, and classification. The workshop debated (a) the factors that influence decisions to study variability in the (u,v) plane, in images, or in catalogues, (b) whether, and how much, pipeline code could potentially be shared between one project and another, and which software packages are best for different approaches, (c) how data are stored and later accessed, and (d) how transients and variables are defined and classified. 3. Statistics, interpretation, and synthesis. It then discussed how (i) the choice of facility and strategy and (ii) detection and classification schemes influence what is seen (in terms of types of object and rates) by different surveys, (iii) how results from different surveys could be compared, and (iv) how what we know from existing surveys drives choices (i) and (ii), particularly as regards finding new classes of object. 4. Multiwavelength approaches. The workshop concluded by discussing what information is needed from wavelengths other than radio in order to classify transients and variables adequately and predict their rates as a function of topics (1), (2) and (3). It asked what the constraints are on responding to, and issuing triggers for, follow-up observations, and how that might feed back into considerations for designing our telescopes and surveys.

Croft, Steve; Gaensler, Bryan

2012-04-01

209

Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition  

NSF Publications Database

... on Graduate Student Attrition Hypertext Format Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition ... pdf) Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition This report is available in hypertext (.htm ...

210

Optical Network Testbeds Workshop  

SciTech Connect

This is the summary report of the third annual Optical Networking Testbed Workshop (ONT3), which brought together leading members of the international advanced research community to address major challenges in creating next generation communication services and technologies. Networking research and development (R&D) communities throughout the world continue to discover new methods and technologies that are enabling breakthroughs in advanced communications. These discoveries are keystones for building the foundation of the future economy, which requires the sophisticated management of extremely large qualities of digital information through high performance communications. This innovation is made possible by basic research and experiments within laboratories and on specialized testbeds. Initial network research and development initiatives are driven by diverse motives, including attempts to solve existing complex problems, the desire to create powerful new technologies that do not exist using traditional methods, and the need to create tools to address specific challenges, including those mandated by large scale science or government agency mission agendas. Many new discoveries related to communications technologies transition to wide-spread deployment through standards organizations and commercialization. These transition paths allow for new communications capabilities that drive many sectors of the digital economy. In the last few years, networking R&D has increasingly focused on advancing multiple new capabilities enabled by next generation optical networking. Both US Federal networking R&D and other national R&D initiatives, such as those organized by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan are creating optical networking technologies that allow for new, powerful communication services. Among the most promising services are those based on new types of multi-service or hybrid networks, which use new optical networking technologies. Several years ago, when many of these optical networking research topics were first being investigated, they were the subject of controversial debate. The new techniques challenged many long-held concepts related to architecture and technology. However, today all major networking organizations are transitioning toward infrastructure that incorporates these new concepts. This progress has been assisted through the series of Optical Networking Testbed Workshops (ONT). The first (ONT1) outlined a general framework of key issues and topics and developed a series of recommendations (www.nren.nasa.gov/workshop7). The second (ONT2) developed a common vision of optical network technologies, services, infrastructure, and organizations (www.nren.nasa.gov/workshop8). Processes that allow for a common vision encourage widespread deployment of these types of resources among advanced networking communities. Also, such a shared vision enables key concepts and technologies to migrate from basic research testbeds to wider networking communities. The ONT-3 workshop built on these earlier activities by expanding discussion to include additional considerations of the international interoperability and of greater impact of optical networking technology on networking in general. In accordance with this recognition, the workshop confirmed that future-oriented research and development is indispensable to fundamentally change the current Internet architecture to create a global network incorporating completely new concepts. The workshop also recognized that the first priority to allow for this progress is basic research and development, including international collaborative activities, which are important for the global realization of interoperability of a new generation architecture.

Joe Mambretti

2007-06-01

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Climate WorkshopsClimate Workshops for Department Chairsp  

E-print Network

Climate WorkshopsClimate Workshops for Department Chairsp University of Wisconsin ADVANCE-IT Slides) #12;Why focus on departmental climate? Individuals experience climate in their immediate workplace negative climate than male faculty Improving department climate is critical for retention and advancement

Tilbury, Dawn

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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

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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, Vaclav; Nemcova, Lidmila

2014-05-01

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Variability of droughts in the Czech Republic, 1881-2006  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We analyze droughts in the Czech Republic from 1881-2006 based on the Palmer drought severity index (PDSI) and the Z-index using averaged national temperature and precipitation series for the calculations. The standardized precipitation index (SPI), PDSI and Z-index series show an increasing tendency towards longer and more intensive dry episodes in which, for example, droughts that occurred in the mid-1930s, late 1940s-early 1950s, late 1980s-early 1990s and early 2000s were the most severe. Cycles at periods of 3.4-3.5, 4.2-4.3, 5.0-5.1 and 15.4 years exceeded 95% confidence levels in application of maximum entropy spectral analysis. These are expressed at different intensities throughout the period studied. The occurrence of extremely dry and severely dry months is associated with a higher frequency of anticyclonic situations according to the classification employed by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. Principal component analysis documents the importance of the ridge from the Siberian High over Central Europe when extreme and severe droughts in months of the winter half-year are considered in terms of sea-level pressure. In the summer half-year, the ridge of the Azores High over Central Europe is the most important. Drought episodes have a profound effect on national and regional agricultural production, with yields being consistently lower than in normal years, as is documented through the example of spring barley, winter wheat, forage crops on arable land, and hay from meadows. Seasons with pronounced drought during the April-June period (e.g., 1947 and 2000) show the most significant yield decreases. Forests appear to be very vulnerable to long-term drought episodes, as it was the case during the dry years of 1992-1994. This study clearly confirms the statistically significant tendency to more intensive dry episodes in the region, driven by temperature increase and precipitation decrease, which has already been suggested in other studies.

Brázdil, R.; Trnka, M.; Dobrovolný, P.; Chromá, K.; Hlavinka, P.; Žalud, Z.

2009-08-01

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RAGtime 8/9: Workshops on black holes and neutron stars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this Proceedings, the talks presented during workshops Proceedings of RAGtime 8/9: Workshops on black holes and neutron stars, 15-19/19-21 September 2006/2007, Hradec nad Moravicí, Opava, Czech Republic are collected. Relativistic Astrophysics Group (RAG) at the Institute of Physics, the Faculty of Philosophy and Science of the Silesian University in Opava, started a series of Workshops on Black Holes and Neutron Stars called RAGtime in 1999. The purpose of the workshops was to provide an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of recent developments in the field of relativistic astrophysics related to accretion processes onto black holes and neutron stars, and to general physical phenomena connected to the properties of black holes and their vicinity, and the internal structure of neutron stars or quark stars, as they were obtained by collaborating research groups at the Silesian University in Opava, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague, the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, the Institute of Astrophysics at University of Oxford, the Department of Astrophysics of Göteborg University, the Institute of Physics at the University of Bergen, the Institute of Astronomy of the Polish Academy of Science, and other remarkable institutes. The RAGtime workshops are also vitally important for students of theoretical physics and/or astrophysics at the Silesian University in Opava, because they have a unique opportunity to be regularly in direct contact with the most recent results of relativistic astrophysics and they also have a possibility to discuss problems with leading astrophysicists of worldwide reputation like Marek Abramowicz, John Miller, Jeff McClintock, Ron Remillard, W?odzimierz Klu?niak, Shoji Kato, Luciano Rezzolla, Vladimír Karas, Petr Hadrava and others. We would like to thank all the authors for careful preparation of their contributions. We are also indebted to the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic for providing financial support in the framework of the Grant MSM 4781305903, and all other sponsors for their contributions to the successful course of the last RAGtime meetings.

Hledík, S.; Stuchlík, Z.

2007-12-01

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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. PMID:24690360

2014-01-01

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College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

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Secondary School Design: Workshop Crafts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Design features are described for school shop facilities. Some general requirements common to most workshops are discussed; and specific design information is provided for general woodwork, general metalwork, and combined wood and metalwork facilities. The grouping of the workshop crafts and their relation to other parts of the school are also…

Department of Education and Science, London (England).

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Sound Equipment Workshop Operation & Maintenance  

E-print Network

Sound Equipment Workshop June 2010 Operation & Maintenance #12;¡ Agenda ­ Equipment List Microphone Categories and Polar Patterns­ Microphone Categories and Polar Patterns ­ Microphone Models ­ Recording Sound Z H2­ Zoom H2 ­ Zoom H4N ­ Sound Effects Libraryy ­ Questions and Pack-up Sound Equipment Workshop

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A Portable Computer Security Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We have developed a computer security workshop designed to instruct post-secondary instructors who want to start a course or laboratory exercise sequence in computer security. This workshop has also been used to provide computer security education to IT professionals and students. It is effective in communicating basic computer security principles…

Wagner, Paul J.; Phillips, Andrew T.

2006-01-01

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The KIND Workshop Leader's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE) produces this workshop guide which offers a scripted workshop with handouts for elementary educators interested in sharing curriculum-based activities dedicated to helping young people develop values of kindness and respect toward people, animals, and the Earth. This guide…

Sirch, Willow Ann

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Upcoming AAPT/PTRA Workshops  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page lists upcoming workshops held by Physics Teacher Resource Agents across the country. The PTRA's are trained each summer at a week-long institute to hold workshops for physics teachers in their regions. This is a joint project with the AAPT and has been supported by the National Science Foundation.

2004-11-17

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Mikael Norrlf 2004 ISIS Workshop  

E-print Network

1 Mikael NorrlĂśf 2004 ISIS Workshop Towards improved performance for industrial robots Mikael NorrlĂśf ISIS/Division of Automatic Control, LinkĂśping University mino@isy.liu.se Special thanks to Mikael NorrlĂśf 2004 ISIS Workshop The robotics acivities within ISIS Common factor for all the activities

Zhao, Yuxiao

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ACID AEROSOL MEASUREMENT INTERCOMPARISON WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the discussions and results of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Acid Aerosol Measurement Method intercomparison Workshop, held April 10-11, 1991 in Research Triangle Park, NC. he workshop was designed to achieve two objectives: (1) to repor...

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[Ocular sparganosis in the Czech Republic--a case report].  

PubMed

The authors report a case of 14-year-old boy presented to the Ophthalmologic Department of University Hospital in Olomouc with the diagnosis af acute anterior uveitis. A living parasite has been detected in the anterior chamber in a slit lamp examination. The vitreous and retina remained uninvolved. The acute iridocyclitis associated with parasitic infection is a very rare cause of anterior uveitis in Central Europe. The patient underwent surgical removal of the parasite via paracentesis. The inflammation resolved under the treatment with atropine and dexamethasone drops within a few days. Histopathological examination revealed the parasite as a young larval stage of tapeworm from family Pseudophyllidea (sparganum). Based on the analysis of development cycles of different types of tapeworms and according the literature data on tapeworms found in the Czech Republic genus Spirometra seemed to be the most plausible cause of the patient's disease. As the most probable source of viable parasites authors suspect swallowed water containing tiny infected crustaceans in the dam near the town Olomouc in Moravia. PMID:16958022

Rehák, M; Kolárová, L; Kohnová, I; Rehák, J; Mohlerová, S; Fric, E; Chrapek, O

2006-08-01

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Manganese biogeochemistry in a central Czech Republic catchment  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Mn biogeochemistry was studied from 1994 to 2003 in a small forested catchment in the central Czech Republic using the watershed mass balance approach together with measurements of internal stores and fluxes. Mn inputs in bulk deposition were relatively constant during a period of sharply decreasing acidic deposition, suggesting that the Mn source was terrestrial, and not from fossil fuel combustion. Mn inputs in bulk deposition and Mn supplied by weathering each averaged 13 mg m-2 year-1 (26 mg m -2 year-1 total input), whereas Mn export in streamwater and groundwater averaged 43 mg m-2 year-1. Thus an additional Mn source is needed to account for 17 mg m-2 year -1. Internal fluxes and pools of Mn were significantly greater than annual inputs and outputs. Throughfall Mn flux was 70 mg m-2 year-1, litterfall Mn flux was 103 mg m-2 year -1, and Mn net uptake by vegetation was 62 mg m-2 year-1. Large pools of labile or potentially labile Mn were present in biomass and surficial soil horizons. Small leakages from these large pools likely supply the additional Mn needed to close the watershed mass balance. This leakage may reflect an adjustment of the ecosystem to recent changes in atmospheric acidity. ?? 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Navratil, T.; Shanley, J.B.; Skrivan, P.; Kram, P.; Mihaljevic, M.; Drahota, P.

2007-01-01

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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

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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

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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

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Fourth JECSS Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Fourth Japan and East China Seas Study (JECSS) Workshop convened at the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology from September 1 to 5, 1987, in Tsukuba, Japan, with support of the Research Institute of Pollution and Resources and the Japan-China Friendship Society. Sixty-four marine scientists participated: 12 from China, nine from South Korea, 33 from Japan, three from Taiwan, and seven from the United States. JECSS is an associate program of WESTPAC (the Working Group for the Western Pacific), which is a program of IOC (the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Committee)

Ichiye, T.

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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

232

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

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Image Registration Workshop Proceedings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Automatic image registration has often been considered as a preliminary step for higher-level processing, such as object recognition or data fusion. But with the unprecedented amounts of data which are being and will continue to be generated by newly developed sensors, the very topic of automatic image registration has become and important research topic. This workshop presents a collection of very high quality work which has been grouped in four main areas: (1) theoretical aspects of image registration; (2) applications to satellite imagery; (3) applications to medical imagery; and (4) image registration for computer vision research.

LeMoigne, Jacqueline (Editor)

1997-01-01

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Review of the NLTE kinetics code workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first workshop to compare the output from Non-LTE kinetics codes using a standardized set of problems is reviewed. The background for the workshop is discussed and the planning is briefly outlined. The participation and general constraints for the workshop are given. Next the defined cases and a motivation for each case is presented. Some results from the workshop are

Richard W. Lee; J. K. Nash; Y. Ralchenko

1997-01-01

240

First JECSS Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first Japan and East China Seas Study (JECSS) workshop convened at Tsukuba University, about 60 km north of Tokyo, Japan, June 1-4, 1981, to assess hydrographic data, review descriptive and theoretical Work, and promote future cooperation for studying the Japan Sea and East China Sea and marginal seas of the Western North Pacific Ocean. The conveners were Takashi Ichiye of Texas A&M University and Kenzo Takano of Tsukuba University, and the workshop was funded by the Hidaka Foundation, which was founded by Koji Hidaka, patriarch of dynamic oceanography in Japan.There were 41 participants: seven from the United States, six from Korea, one from the Peoples Republic of China, and 27 from Japan. Twenty-four papers were presented, and topics included the Japan Sea, the East China Sea, and marginal seas in general. Subjects concerned descriptive physical oceanography; internal waves, tides, and shelf waves; circulation modeling; data assessment; remote sensing; and sedimentology and marine chemistry. The seasonal change of the Tsushima Current, a branch of the Kuroshio in the Japan Sea, was determined by the Tohoku University group; preliminary results of the NOAA R/V Oceanographer cruise in Spring 1980 were presented; and the numerical modeling of the Japan Sea circulation, the tides of the Yellow Sea, and the barotropic current of the East China Sea were discussed. The papers presented will be published in 1982 in La Mer, a journal of the Japanese-French Oceanographical Society.

Ichiye, Takashi

241

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

242

The Whole World Revolves Around It: Sex Education and Sex Reform in First Republic Czech Print Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores attitudes towards sex and sexuality in First Republic Czechoslovakia (1918-1938), focusing on the urban Czech population. By looking at articles, advertisements and references to sex and sexuality in Czech periodicals from 1920 to 1935, it shows that inter-war Czechoslovaks were enthusiastic participants in closely linked discourses about hygiene, physical culture, sex education, birth control and sex reform,

Karla Huebner

2010-01-01

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Stories from the History of Czechoslovakia, a serious game for teaching history of the Czech lands in the 20th  

E-print Network

Stories from the History of Czechoslovakia, a serious game for teaching history of the Czech lands of Contemporary History, VlasskĂĄ 9, Prague, Czech Republic Abstract. In the context of curricular history instructional effectiveness. Still, there are not many complex serious games for history education, particularly

Brom, Cyril

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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

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March-June temperature reconstruction in the Czech Lands based on cereal harvest dates in the 1501-2008 period  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cereal crop harvests reflect the weather patterns of the period immediately preceding them, and thus the dates at which they begin may be used as a source of proxy data on regional climate. Using systematic phenological observations in the Czech Lands (now known as the Czech Republic) after 1848, together with exploration of further surviving documentary evidence (chronicles, diaries, financial

Rudolf Brázdil; Martin Mozný; Petr Dobrovolný; Mirek Trnka

2010-01-01

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Five centuries of Czech May-June precipitation and drought variability inferred from instrumental measurements, tree rings and documentary archives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Precipitation is one of the most important meteorological elements for different natural processes as well as for human society. Its long term fluctuations in the Czech Lands (recent Czech Republic) can be studied using long instrumental series (Brno since January 1803, Prague-Klementinum since May 1804), a tree-ring chronology from southern Moravian fir Abies alba Mill. developed from living and historical

R. Brázdil; U. Büntgen; P. Dobrovolný; M. Trnka; T. Kyncl

2010-01-01

247

HIV infection and high risk behavior among patients attending an STD referral clinic in Prague, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: This survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of HIV infection and associated risk behaviour in a high risk population of clients attending an STD clinic in Prague, Czech Republic. METHODS: Between September 1994 and January 1995, clients entering the Apolinar STD clinic in Prague, Czech Republic, were enrolled in a blinded, unlinked HIV antibody seroprevalence study. Non-identifying demographic

J. Mikl; Z. Sudar; P. F. Smith; M. Bruckova; J. Jedlicka; V. Kastankova; R. Tryzna; J. DeHovitz

1998-01-01

248

Seroprevalence of HHV 8 antibodies among the general population and HIV positive persons in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The seroprevalence rates of herpesvirus 8 (HHV 8) antibodies were determined for the general Czech population and HIV-positive individuals. Objectives: Six hundred and sixty six serum samples from the general Czech population and 129 serum samples from HIV- positive persons were tested for the presence of antibodies to the HHV 8 lytic and latent antigens. Study design: HHV 8

A. Suchánková; M. Sta?ková; K. Roubalová; J. Vandasová; M. Br??ková

2003-01-01

249

Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic (2nd edition): checklist update, taxonomic diversity and invasion patterns  

E-print Network

Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic (2nd edition): checklist update, taxonomic): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic (2nd edition): checklist update, taxonomic diversity and invasion patterns. ­ Preslia 84: 155­255. A complete list of all alien taxa ever recorded in the flora

KratochvĂ­l, Lukas

250

Genotyping glycogen storage disease type II and type V in cattle reared in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Genotyping was carried out for glycogen storage disease type II and type V in seven cattle breeds. The analysis was carried out using the polymerase chain reaction/restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR/RFLP) method. In the breeds analysed [Charolais, Czech Spotted (Czech Simmental), Belgian Blue, Limousine, Blonde d'Aquitaine, Aberdeen Angus, and Beef Simmental sires reared in the Czech Republic], the recessive allele was not found in the PYGM (phosphorylase glycogen, muscle) responsible for the glycogen storage disease type V. In the same panel, the recessive allele in exon 7, exon 9 and exon 13 of the GAA (glucosidase alpha, acid), causing the glycogen storage disease type II was not found. Therefore, we have not revealed the recessives outside previous reported breeds. The knowledge of the breed-specific occurrence of inherited disorders facilitates focusing and reduces the costs of detecting the heterozygous carriers of recessive inherited disorders. PMID:17523960

Cítek, J; Rehout, V; Vecerek, L; Hájková, J

2007-06-01

251

78 FR 33849 - Battery-Powered Medical Devices Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities; Public Workshop; Request...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0580] Battery-Powered Medical Devices Workshop: Challenges...following public workshop entitled ``Battery-Powered Medical Devices Workshop: Challenges...awareness of the challenges related to battery-powered medical devices and...

2013-06-05

252

Summary of Cumulus Parameterization Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A workshop on cumulus parameterization took place at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from December 3-5, 2001. The major objectives of this workshop were (1) to review the problem of representation of moist processes in large-scale models (mesoscale models, Numerical Weather Prediction models and Atmospheric General Circulation Models), (2) to review the state-of-the-art in cumulus parameterization schemes, and (3) to discuss the need for future research and applications. There were a total of 31 presentations and about 100 participants from the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, France and South Korea. The specific presentations and discussions during the workshop are summarized in this paper.

Tao, Wei-Kuo; Starr, David OC.; Hou, Arthur; Newman, Paul; Sud, Yogesh

2002-01-01

253

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

254

The tornado history of the Czech Lands, AD 1119-2010  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Documentary evidence is employed to present the history of tornadoes in the Czech Lands (recently Czech Republic) in AD 1119-2010. Based on contemporaneous descriptions of events, tornadoes are categorised as proven or probable. They are analysed collectively in terms of their spatio-temporal changes, annual variation, specific features, and impacts according to the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale. The first documented tornado, on 30 July 1119, did great damage to Vyšehrad Castle in Prague (EF3). Only three other tornadoes were recorded before AD 1500. In the following three centuries, the number fluctuated between 11 and 16 events per century. Documented tornado frequency increased significantly from the 19th century onwards, reaching peaks in 1931-1940 (44 tornadoes) and particularly in 2001-2010 (56 tornadoes); this rise, however, reflects the availability of relevant sources as well as increased social awareness and advances in communication technology. A total of 264 tornado days and 307 tornadoes were documented for the Czech Lands in 1119-2010. Although they are relatively homogeneously extended over the territory of the Czech Republic, tornadoes tend to occur more frequently at lower and medium altitudes. The highest frequency of tornadoes is recorded for the summer half-year (mainly from June to August), although they may develop between March and October. Probable tornadoes have also been recorded in the winter months. The strongest tornadoes in the Czech Lands may be classified as EF3, largely with significant damage to buildings and trees, but 13 related deaths have also been recorded. The paper presents not only a new chronology and climatology for Czech tornadoes but is also an important contribution to the study of tornadoes in Europe.

Brázdil, Rudolf; Chromá, Kate?ina; Dobrovolný, Petr; ?ernoch, Zbyn?k

2012-11-01

255

Workshop of the World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The West Midlands region of England has been an important center of commerce and industry for well over five hundred years. The city of Coventry was a dominant center of wool and clothing manufacturing in the Middle Ages, and Birmingham was a prime location of industry during the Industrial Revolution. Drawing on the collections of museums in Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent (and others), the Workshop of the World website brings together some of the compelling inventions that came out of the West Midlands region in the 19th century. Visitors can look over several dozen of these inventions, including an automatic wood screw making machine, a button shank making device, and a rotative steam engine. Each object is accompanied by a photo or illustration, and a short essay gives detailed background information about the object's importance and use.

256

Aeromagnetic data workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop on aeromagnetic data, sponsored by the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was held in Boulder, Colo., November 16-18, 1982, to evaluate the requirements for a national aeromagnetic database. The following recommendations were developed by J . R. Heirtzler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; W. J. Hinze, Purdue University; A. M. Hittelman, ARCO Exploration Company; K. Svendsen, CIRES, University of Colorado; D. M. Clark, National Geophysical Data Center; T. M, Anderson, Union Oil of California; and P. Ochsner and R. Van Nieuwenhuise, Cities Service.1. A national aeromagnetic anomaly data file of available digital data and a central distribution center are urgently needed in the United States.

Clark, David M.; Hittelman, Allen M.

257

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

258

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

259

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

260

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

261

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

SciTech Connect

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 deal with the siting of the locality for HLW disposal and the project No. 3308 ''The geological research of the safe disposal of high level waste'' had started. Within this project a sub-project ''A selection of perspective HLW disposal sites in the Bohemian Massif'' has been elaborated and 27 prospective areas were identified in the Czech Republic. This selection has been later narrowed to 8 areas which are recently studied in more detail. As a parallel research activity with siting a granitic body Melechov Massif in Central Moldanubian Pluton has been chosen as a test site and the 1st stage of research i.e. evaluation and study of its geological, hydrogeological, geophysical, tectonic and structural properties has been already completed. The Melechov Massif was selected as a test site after the recommendation of WATRP (Waste Management Assessment and Technical Review Programme) mission of IAEA (1993) because it represents an area analogous with the host geological environment for the future HLW and spent fuel disposal in the Czech Republic, i.e. variscan granitoids. It is necessary to say that this site would not be in a locality where the deep repository will be built, although it is a site suitable for oriented research for the sampling and collection of descriptive data using up to date and advanced scientific methods. The Czech Republic HLW and spent fuel disposal programme is now based on The Concept of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management (''Concept'' hereinafter) which has been prepared in compliance with energy policy approved by Government Decree No. 50 of 12th January 2000 and approved by the Government in May 2002. Preparation of the Concept was required, amongst other reasons in connection with preparations for the Czech Republic's accession to the European Union and in connection with the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management adopted under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which was signed by the Czech Republic in 1997. According to the approved Concept it is expected that a deep geological repository in the Czech Republic will be built in granitic rocks.

Tomas, J.

2003-02-25

262

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

263

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

264

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

265

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

266

Trans-NIH Angiogenesis Workshop  

Cancer.gov

Meetings & Events Home Agenda Speaker Biosketches Abstracts Logistics Contact Welcome! OBJECTIVES The objectives of this workshop are to: identify gaps and opportunities in integrating basic, translational, and clinical research in the prevention

267

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

268

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

269

Perspectives on the workshop series  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After a short history of the AIHENP workshop series started in 1990, we will sketch how, through the 7 meetings, we have been monitoring the computer revolution which is drastically transforming the way we perform basic research and, furthermore, how this series has been anticipating some of the major happenings. We will end up by proposing a critical review of the main goals of the workshop series and a short list of some current budding techniques and their possible applications to basic research.

Werlen, Monique; Perret-Gallix, Denis

2001-08-01

270

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

271

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

272

6th International Microbeam Workshop  

SciTech Connect

The extended abstracts which are submitted here present a summary of the proceedings of the 6th International Workshop/12th LH Gray Workshop: Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response, held at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK on March, 29th-31st, 2003. In 1993 the 4th LH Gray Workshop entitled ''Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response'' was held at the Gray Cancer Institute in Northwood. This was organized by Prof BD Michael, Dr M. Folkard and Dr KM Prise and brought together 40 participants interested in developing and applying new microbeam technology to problems in radiation biology (1). The workshop was an undoubted success and has spawned a series of subsequent workshops every two years. In the past, these workshops have been highly successful in bringing together groups interested in developing and applying micro-irradiation techniques to the study of cell and tissue damage by ionizing radiations. Following the first microbeam workshop, there has been a rapid growth in the number of centres developing radiobiology microbeams, or planning to do so and there are currently 15-20 worldwide. Much of the recent research using microbeams has used them to study low-dose effects and ''non-targeted'' responses such bystander effects, genomic instability and adaptive responses. The goal of the 6th workshop was to build on our knowledge of the development of microbeam approaches and the application to radiation biology in the future with the meeting stretching over a 3 day period. Over 80 participants reviewed the current state of radiobiology microbeam research worldwide and reported on new technological developments both in the fields of physics and biology.

Dr Kevin M. Prise

2004-01-01

273

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

274

[Zden?k Ma?atka and his share in the founding of the Czech Gastroenterological Society and its journal. Gastroenterological Society in Czech and Slovac republics].  

PubMed

Zden?k Ma?atka (1914-2010) was a leading person in a Czech and Slovak gastroenterology in spite of the infavourable approach of the official communist policy to him.. He was one of the founders of gastroenterology in Czechoslovakia. He had been habilitated in 1948 for thesis Ulcerative colitis. Ma?atka stood at the first steps of foundation of Czech Gastroenterology Society very soon after the WW2 and followed with the preparation as a secretary ge-neral of the 8th ASNEMGE Congress in Prague 1968 and as a president the 1st Congress of Endoscopy in the very optimistic atmosphere of ,,Prague Spring". He was nominated or elected by several international gastroenterology organisations, during 1976-1980 had been President of ESGE. He started with editoring of Czech gastroenterology Association journal as a member of editorial board and had been its main editor between 1969-1999. His well appreciated novelty in the magazine was a short remarks in one or two sentences from the world scientific literature which appeared in every copy. As an editor emeritus he supported the quality of the journal by many advices and contributions including articles. PMID:25130638

Kment, Milan

2014-01-01

275

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

276

Polycentric development in the spatial development policy of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Policy of Territorial Development of the Czech Republic presents polycentric development, territorial cohesion, improved accessibility and support for regional clusters among its national priorities. This paper analyses the context and position of spatial development policy with reference to its powers and potentials to achieve these goals. It also reviews the recent changes in spatial development, as well as planned

Karel Maier

2009-01-01

277

REGIONAL DESIGN VALUE ESTIMATES OF EXTREME PRECIPITATION EVENTS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Regional analysis is utilized to improve estimates of probabilities of extreme precipitation events in the Czech Republic. The Generalized Extreme Value (GEV) distribution was identified as the most suitable one for modelling maximum annual 1- to 7-day precipitation amounts according to the L- moment ratio diagram and goodness-of-fit tests; only in the northeast region, the Generalized Logistic (GLO) distribution should

Jan Kyselý; Jan Picek

278

Discursive Obstruction and Elite Opposition to Environmental Activism in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extant research on social movements has highlighted activists' discursive tactics to challenge the state, yet little analytical attention focuses on elite efforts to dominate the discourse arena through the deployment of oppositional frames. This paper analyzes elite oppositional framing surrounding the placement of a highway bypass in the Czech…

Shriver, Thomas E.; Adams, Alison E.; Cable, Sherry

2013-01-01

279

The Political Representation of Women in Mass Media Discourse in the Czech Republic 1990-1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Czech Republic the issue of the political participation of women has particular significance as the question that has opened up public discussion of the public status of women, perceived by the general public as the most conspicuous area of gender inequality of opportunity since 1989. The absence of discussion of the question under the communists meant that post-1989

HANA HAVELKOVÁ

280

Evidence of Predation on the Rugose Coral Calceola sandalina (Devonian, Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A specimen of Calceola sandalina (Linne 1771) from the Givetian of the Czech Republic shows severe injury on its right side when observed from its cardinal side. Approximately one-half of the counter side is missing between the counter septum and the alar corallite angle. The injury is healed within the calice, as visible also on deformed septa close to injury,

Arnost Galle; Radek Mikulas

2003-01-01

281

Do Foreign Firms Crowd Out Domestic Firms? Evidence from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

I examine how foreign presence affects the growth and survival of domestic firms. Separating a negative crowding out and positive technology spillovers, I analyze whether the crowding out effect is dynamic, that is, domestic firms cut production over time as foreign firms grow, or a static effect realized on foreign entry into the industry. Using 1994-2001 firm-level Czech data, I

Renáta Kosová

2010-01-01

282

Czech households: Escalating consumption and strong changes in the structure of savings during period 1995 - 20041  

Microsoft Academic Search

Role of the households in any economy is important especially by fact that they pro- mote economic growth through their expenditure. Withal it depends on not only the growth rate of households' consumption but also on how large is the proportion on households' expenditure to the total expenditure on GDP. In the Czech Republic the final consumption expenditure by households

Drahomíra Dubská

283

Czech Phycology, Olomouc,1: 1-4, 2001 1 Pvod chloroplast a zaazen asovch  

E-print Network

Czech Phycology, Olomouc,1: 1-4, 2001 1 Pvod chloroplast a zaazení asových oddlení do systÊmu organism The origin of chloroplasts and the position of eukaryotic algae in the six- kingdom system of life. The special interest represents the origin of the chloroplasts. As it was suggested using the molecular

284

How to Gain Success in SME? A Case Study of a region in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Small and medium sized entrepreneurship (SME) is often considered a contemporary phenomenon. Why have so many authors dedicated their work to this field? The main reason is that SME influences society and contributes to the economic development of its region. This analysis emphasizes endogenous factors for success. The situation in the Moravia-Silesian Region (the northeast region of the Czech Republic)

Jarmila Šebestová; Žaneta Rylková; Marek Smysl

2007-01-01

285

Pollutant concentrations in fog and low cloud water at selected sites of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, the basic composition of fog and low cloud water are presented, resulting from the analyses of water samples from 111 fog\\/cloud events. The samples were collected at five sites located in various regions of the Czech Republic. Two sampling sites are in mountainous regions and three sites represent various urban areas. The mountain stations are located in

J Fisak; M Tesar; D Rezacova; V Elias; V Weignerova; D Fottova

2002-01-01

286

Taraxacum sect. Erythrosperma in Moravia (Czech Republic): Taxonomic notes and the distribution of previously described species  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dandelions (Taraxacum) of the section Erythrosperma were studied in Moravia, Czech Republic, where both sexual diploid and apomictic polyploid species occur. Diploid species T. erythrospermum grows in the warmest part of southern Moravia and is confined to natural dry grasslands, whereas some apomictic species have ranges extending up to the submontane regions and prefer ruderal habits. Altogether, 21 apomictic types

R. Vasut

2003-01-01

287

Incidence of animal poisoning cases in the Czech Republic: current situation  

PubMed Central

This article reports the most frequent cases of poisoning in farm animals, horses, cats, dogs, wild animals, fish and honey-bees in the Czech Republic. At present, there are fewer cases of acute poisoning caused by high doses of toxic substances but there are more and more cases of chronic poisoning as a consequence of environmental pollution. PMID:21217846

Modra, Helena; Svobodova, Zdenka

2009-01-01

288

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

289

Sentence Imitation as a Marker of SLI in Czech: Disproportionate Impairment of Verbs and Clitics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The authors examined sentence imitation as a potential clinical marker of specific language impairment (SLI) in Czech and its use to identify grammatical markers of SLI. Method: Children with SLI and the age-and language-matched control groups (total N = 57) were presented with a sentence imitation task, a receptive vocabulary task, and…

Smolík, Filip; Vávru, Petra

2014-01-01

290

Reported Prevalence of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices by Special Educators in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The reported level of use of eight instructional strategies in a sample of 531 special educators in the Czech Republic was examined in this study. Consistent with recent parallel studies in North America and Australia, the respondents reported that they used a combination of evidence-based instructional practices (such as direct instruction and…

Carter, Mark; Strnadova, Iva; Stephenson, Jennifer

2012-01-01

291

Hypnum sauteri and Lescuraea patens, two additions to the moss flora of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hypnum sauteri and Lescuraea patens are reported new and Hypnum recurvatum confirmed for the bryoflora of the Czech Republic. The two Hypnum species have been discovered in the valley of Rudný potok brook, Lescuraea patens has so far been recorded at several microsites in the glacial cirques of Mt Kotel, Labský d?l valley and Úpská jáma cirque (all localities in

Blanka B; Pavel Hájek

292

Ecology of brucellosis of the European hare in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

A geographic information system was used for the analysis of ecological conditions of distribution of natural foci of brucellosis in the European hare (Lepus europaeus) and their long-term persistence in the Czech Republic. The European hare is a reservoir host of Brucella suis biotype 2. A close correlation was found between the geographic distribution and numbers of natural foci of

J. PIKULA; M. BEKLOVA; Z. HOLESOVSKA; B. SKOCOVSKA; F. TREML

2005-01-01

293

BOHEMIAN VOICE: CONTENTION, BROTHERHOOD AND JOURNALISM AMONG CZECH PEOPLE IN AMERICA, 1860-1910  

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-century, a stable group of men made Czech-language journalism and publishing in America. They included Karel Jon?? in Wisconsin, V?clav ?najdr in Cleveland, Franti?ek Boleslav Zdr?bek and August Geringer in Chicago, and Jan Rosick? in Omaha. Students...

Chroust, David Z.

2010-07-14

294

Reproductive characteristics of neophytes in the Czech Republic: traits of invasive and non-invasive species  

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character- istics of neophytes in the Czech Republic: traits of invasive and non-invasive species. ­ Preslia inva- sive and naturalized non-invasive neophytes. Species were sampled and seed collected in the field or in the laboratory. Invasive species significantly differ from naturalized non-invasive species in propagule length

KratochvĂ­l, Lukas

295

Controlling personnel: Management and motive in the transformation of the Czech Enterprise  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper examines the position and function of personnel management during the transformation of four former state enterprises in the Czech Republic. The personnel department had become a strong symbol of the pre-1989 regime because of its communist associations, and the new enterprise managers found it necessary to exercise control over its development during the enterprise transition to privatized status.

Anna Soulsby; Ed Clark

1998-01-01

296

Compilation and homogenization of long temperature and precipitation series for Brno (Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The longest continuous temperature measurements from the territory of the Czech Republic (CR) come from Prague, Klementinum observatory since 1775. At several places of CR early instrumental observations were done even before that time and such non-systematic measurements can be utilized for a compilation of long time series. Air temperature and precipitation were measured at several places in Brno already

Petr Dobrovolný; Rudolf Brázdil; Marie Dolezelová; Petr Ĺ. Tepánek

2010-01-01

297

The effectiveness of foreign exchange intervention in emerging market countries: evidence from the Czech koruna  

Microsoft Academic Search

We survey the literature on the efficacy of foreign exchange market intervention in emerging market countries, emphasising the differences with the literature on industrial countries. We then use official statistics on central bank intervention by the Czech National Bank in conjunction with options market data, to study the impact of intervention during 2001-02. We find that central bank intervention had

Gabriele Galati; Piti Disyatat

2005-01-01

298

Credit Allocation and Farm Structures in the Czech Republic, 1993–1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an analysis of primary survey data collected by the author, de novo family farms in the Czech Republic are shown to have had more limited receipt of credit during 1993–1997 than successor organisations to communist-era farms, which are corporate farms. Criteria for credit allocation are investigated for both farm types. It appears that there is a link between farm

Dirk J. Bezemer

2003-01-01

299

Credit Allocation and Farm Structures in the Czech Republic, 1993–1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an analysis of primary survey data collected by the author, de novo family farms in the Czech Republic are shown to have had more limited receipt of credit during 1993–1997 than successor organisations to communist-era farms, which are corporate farms. Criteria for credit allocation are investigated for both farm types. It appears that there is a link between farm

Dirk J Bezemer

300

The Development and Application of a Flood Risk Model for the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

A flood risk model was developed for the Czech Republic to calculate the probability of insured losses from flood events. The model was GIS based, making use of a 100?m horizontal resolution DTM and a network of the major rivers in the country. A review of historical flooding was undertaken to define the worst and most widespread flood events. Synthetic

HARVEY J. E. RODDA

2005-01-01

301

Czech Phycology, Olomouc, 6: 99-110, 2006 99 Benthic algal communities and their ecology in  

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Jana V e s e l ĂĄ Department of Botany, Charles University in Prague, BenĂĄtskĂĄ 2, Prague 2, CZ-128 01, Czech Republic e-mail: vesela6@natur.cuni.cz Abstract Investigated pristine forest brook with silica rich substrates. Environmental parameters and identified algal taxa with their abundancies in each

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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

303

Po?íta?ový kognitivní test - implementace ?eského jazyka Computerized cognitive test - implementation of Czech language  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: The assessment of cognitive functions and theirs monitoring through disease progression and therapy are important in clinical practice. Common neuropsychological tests are traditionally administered using paper-pencil and by trained psychologist. Recently, several, computer based cognitive tests were developed. No appropriate computer based cognitive tests for elderly, mainly computer-naive subjects, has been implemented in the Czech Republic and was translated

Vered Aharonson; Amos D. Korczyn; Michaela Mazancová

304

Taxation Systems in Estonia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to investigate the structure of the tax system for the accession states Estonia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia in this same format. This involves: Identification of appropriate data sources and description of the available data, Drawing up an inventory of all taxes for each country, Construction of a tax revenue database, Classification

Lorenz Jarass; Gustav M. Obermair

2000-01-01

305

CZECH MYCOL. 59(2): 215226, 2007 The ascomycete Meliniomyces variabilis isolated from  

E-print Network

a sporocarp of Hydnotrya tulasnei (Pezizales) intracellularly colonises roots of ecto- and ericoid mycorrhizal HRSELOVÁ 5 , JANA ALBRECHTOVÁ 1, 2 and MIROSLAV VOSÁTKA 1 1 Department of Mycorrhizal Symbioses, Institute roots of ecto- and ericoid mycorrhizal host plants. ­ Czech Mycol. 59(2): 215­226. Attempts to isolate

Janouskova, Martina

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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

307

First Coastal Altimetry Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Altimeter Workshop; 5-7 February 2008, Silver Spring, Maryland; Satellite radar altimeter measurements of sea surface height (SSH), significant wave height, and wind speed have many potential applications in coastal zones, despite the common perception that altimetry does not ``work'' near the coast. The altimeter's primary measurement, the radar travel time from the spacecraft to the sea surface, is reliable seaward of 10 kilometers from the coast, and sometimes closer. The Ocean Surface Topography Mission altimeter on Jason 2, launched on 20 June 2008, has a new tracking mode that may recover more data in the coastal zone, and the launch of CryoSat 2 next year will demonstrate the coastal capabilities of a delay-Doppler altimeter. Turning radar travel time into accurate SSH requires ancillary water vapor radiometer measurements that may become unreliable within 50 kilometers of the coast. Interpretation of SSH data in the coastal zone is complicated where tides and other SSH corrections may change abruptly over shallow coastal shelves or near land.

Smith, Walter H. F.; Strub, Ted; Miller, Laury

2008-09-01

308

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

309

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

310

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. PMID:21901162

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

2011-01-01

311

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

312

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

313

Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop  

E-print Network

Workshop CTIT Workshop Proceedings WP 09-01 Enschede, University of Twente, Centre for Telematics international keynote speaker Gerhard Weikum, to the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

314

Virginia-SchoolUniversityPartnership Workshop Registration  

E-print Network

Virginia-SchoolUniversityPartnership Workshop Registration Digital Composition in Middle School: ____________________________________________________ School/Division: ___________________________________________ Email Composition in Middle School Presented by Chad Sansing & Brian Kayser Workshop Cancellation Policy: Please try

Acton, Scott

315

Targeted Workshops Improve Marketing Knowledge and Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most of the 201 agricultural producers who attended 2-day targeted workshops learned marketing concepts and changed their attitudes about marketing. Refresher workshops were recommended to help them use the marketing techniques learned. (SK)

Flaskerud, George

1995-01-01

316

Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Workshop Report 2000.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a compilation of abstracts that correspond to oral presentations and posters presented at the fifth principal investigators workshop of the Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study. The workshop was held November 15 - 17, 2000 at the Depa...

G. Gelfenbaum, G. M. Kaminsky

2002-01-01

317

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

318

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

319

Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series: Workshop 4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In preparation for missions to Mars that will involve the return of samples to Earth, it will be necessary to prepare for the receiving, handling, testing, distributing, and archiving of martian materials here on Earth. Previous groups and committees have studied selected aspects of sample return activities, but specific detailed protocols for the handling and testing of returned samples must still be developed. To further refine the requirements for sample hazard testing and to develop the criteria for subsequent release of sample materials from quarantine, the NASA Planetary Protection Officer convened a series of workshops in 2000-2001. The overall objective of the Workshop Series was to produce a Draft Protocol by which returned martian sample materials can be assessed for biological hazards and examined for evidence of life (extant or extinct) while safeguarding the purity of the samples from possible terrestrial contamination. This report also provides a record of the proceedings of Workshop 4, the final Workshop of the Series, which was held in Arlington, Virginia, June 5-7, 2001. During Workshop 4, the sub-groups were provided with a draft of the protocol compiled in May 2001 from the work done at prior Workshops in the Series. Then eight sub-groups were formed to discuss the following assigned topics: Review and Assess the Draft Protocol for Physical/Chemical Testing Review and Assess the Draft Protocol for Life Detection Testing Review and Assess the Draft Protocol for Biohazard Testing Environmental and Health/Monitoring and Safety Issues Requirements of the Draft Protocol for Facilities and Equipment Contingency Planning for Different Outcomes of the Draft Protocol Personnel Management Considerations in Implementation of the Draft Protocol Draft Protocol Implementation Process and Update Concepts This report provides the first complete presentation of the Draft Protocol for Mars Sample Handling to meet planetary protection needs. This Draft Protocol, which was compiled from deliberations and recommendations from earlier Workshops in the Series, represents a consensus that emerged from the discussions of all the sub-groups assembled over the course of the five Workshops of the Series. These discussions converged on a conceptual approach to sample handling, as well as on specific analytical requirements. Discussions also identified important issues requiring attention, as well as research and development needed for protocol implementation.

Race Margaret S. (Editor); DeVincenzi, Donald L. (Editor); Rummel, John D. (Editor); Acevedo, Sara E. (Editor)

2001-01-01

320

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

321

Improving Biology Performance with Workshop Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

This 2-year quasi-experiment evaluated the effect of peer-led workshop groups on performance of minority and majority undergraduate biology students. The workshop intervention used was modeled after a program pioneered by Treisman (1992). Majority volunteers randomly assigned to workshops (n = 61) performed significantly better than those assigned to the control group (n = 60, p < 0.05) without spending more

Wendi K. Born; William Revelle; Lawrence H. Pinto

2002-01-01

322

Free Women's Self-Defense Workshop  

E-print Network

Free Women's Self-Defense Workshop Norfolk Karate Academy, 814 West 45th St, Norfolk, VA 23508-Defense Workshop Norfolk Karate Academy, 814 West 45th St, Norfolk, VA 23508 Please RSVP by February 21 St's Self-Defense Workshop Norfolk Karate Academy, 814 West 45th St, Norfolk, VA 23508 Please RSVP by March

323

Installing Small Wind Turbines Seminar and Workshop  

E-print Network

on the issues of installation and maintenance of SWTs. The workshop will be led by two wind turbine engineersSeminar and Workshop Installing Small Wind Turbines Seminar and Workshop Location: Murdoch January 2011 Details for Registration and Payment: Mr Daniel Jones, National Small Wind Turbine Test

324

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

325

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

326

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

327

WMO Regional Satellite Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The "Regional Training Course on the Use of Environmental Satellite Data in Meteorological Applications for RAIII and IV," which took place in CĂłrdoba, Argentina between September 22 and October 3, 2008, was sponsored by WMO and NOAA NWS, and organized with the assistance of CONAE, CIRA, UBA, INPE, Eumetsat and The COMET Program. The goal of the training course was to increase the skills of Latin American meteorologists for providing better services through the use of environmental satellites. This Webcast collection offers the following seven lectures presented at the workshop, five in Spanish, and two in English: 1) Sistemas que cruzan el ecuador: Intrusiones en el hemisferio Norte y Sur (Mr. Mike Davison, HPC International Desk); 2) Los productos de Meteosat y Metop para las AmĂŠricas (Mr. JosĂŠ Prieto, EUMETSAT); 3) Procesos de mesoescala y tiempo severo. Influencia de la corriente en chorro en capas bajas en el Sudeste de SudamĂŠrica en la convecciĂłn profunda (Matilde Nicolini, Grupo de Modelado de Mesoescala CIMA-CONICET/DCAO-Universidad de Buenos Aires); 4) Datos y productos satelitarios disponibles para SudamĂŠrica (Lic. Gloria Cristina Pujol); 5) Forecasts and Warnings of Aviation Hazards:Turbulence and 6) Warnings of Aviation Hazards: Detecting Icing Clouds (Mr. Herbert Puempel, WMO/RMTC); and 7) CiclogĂŠnesis (Mrs. Claudia M. Campetella, Dpto. de Ciencias de la AtmĂłsfera y los OcĂŠanos, Universidad de Buenos Aires). Note: Most of the lectures in this collection are delivered in Spanish. Accordingly, the quiz and survey are available only in Spanish.

Comet

2009-06-03

328

The use of biomarkers for risk assessment: Reporting from the INTARESE/ENVIRISK Workshop in Prague.  

PubMed

This publication is a report on the workshop "The use of biomarkers for risk assessment" which took place in November 2007 in Prague, the Czech Republic. The main aim of the workshop was to bring together a broad international audience with a particular interest in the development and application of human biomonitoring (HBM) and biomarkers for environmental health research, and to provide a state-of-the art overview of the potential values and pitfalls of biomarkers in risk assessment. Throughout the presentations and the subsequent discussions, it was shown that human biomonitoring is a highly plastic and versatile tool for the unraveling of the link between contaminants in the environment and potentially associated health effects in the general population. Although it offers a means to integrate exposure through different environmental compartments, to integrate exposure over time, to include individual risk factors and genetic susceptibility, exposure biomarkers would greatly benefit from standardized, accurate and sensitive detection methods and toxicokinetic data. Effect biomarkers on the other hand need to be put into their relevant public health perspective, and well validated, mechanistically sound dose-response relationships are essential. New developments, such as in vitro assays and "-omics", may drastically improve our knowledge on the causal mechanisms behind environmental health associations and will allow for a more informed linkage of toxicological and epidemiological reality. PMID:20538520

Smolders, R; Bartonova, A; Boogaard, P J; Dusinska, M; Koppen, G; Merlo, F; Sram, R J; Vineis, P; Schoeters, G

2010-09-01

329

Advanced cytoreductive surgery workshop report.  

PubMed

The Advanced Course in Cytoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer and Gynecologic Peritoneal Surface Malignancies was held at the University of California Irvine Medical Center on November 4-5, 2011. The course director was Dr Robert E. Bristow, the Philip J. DiSaia Chair and Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology. Meeting information was distributed via e-mail blasts by the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. The workshop was comprised of didactic modules, a cadaver laboratory, and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy demonstration. This was a not-for-profit workshop, and registration fees were used to support course faculty travel to UC Irvine and pay for the cadavers. PMID:23095776

Tewari, Krishnansu S

2012-11-01

330

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

331

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

332

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

333

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

334

1993 Radiation Protection Workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The 1993 DOE Radiation Protection Workshop was conducted from April 13 through 15, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 400 Department of Energy Headquarters and Field personnel and contractors from the DOE radiological protection community attended the Workshop. Forty-nine papers were presented in eleven separate sessions: Radiological Control Manual Implementation, New Approaches to Instrumentation and Calibration, Radiological Training Programs and Initiatives, External Dosimetry, Internal Dosimetry, Radiation Exposure Reporting and Recordkeeping, Air Sampling and Monitoring Issues, Decontamination and Decommissioning of Sites, Contamination Monitoring and Control, ALARA/Radiological Engineering, and Current and Future Health Physics Research. Individual papers are indexed separately on the database.

Not Available

1993-12-31

335

ECML/PKDD-2002 Workshop International Workshop on  

E-print Network

Aspects of Data Mining, Decision Support and Meta-Learning Marko Bohanec, Branko Kavsek, Dunja Mladeni, and Meta-Learning, especially those interested in the main European research Consortia whose work focuses aspects of Data Mining (DM), Decision Support (DS) and Meta-Learning (ML). In particular, this workshop

Bohanec, Marko

336

Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Strains Isolated in the Czech Republic between 1984 and 2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a collection of 66 Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium strains isolated between 1984 and 2002 in the Czech Republic, genes coding for antibiotic resistance were determined by using specific PCRs. We found that the pentadrug-resistant ACSSuT clone first appeared in the Czech Republic in 1990. A new variant of the aadA gene designated aadA21 is described, the 5 end of

M. Faldynova; M. Pravcova; F. Sisak; H. Havlickova; I. Kolackova; A. Cizek; R. Karpiskova; I. Rychlik

2002-01-01

337

The Phantom of the Good Soldier Švejk in the Czech Army Accession to NATO (2001–2002)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article is based on the author’s ethnographic fieldwork in the Czech Armed Forces (2001–2002) in which she focused on\\u000a the process of military professionalization—a set of extensive institutional reforms initiated upon the Czech Republic’s accession\\u000a to NATO. She shows that these reforms were not limited to the military sector and involved efforts on the part of the state\\u000a officials

Hana Cervinkova

2009-01-01

338

Prevalence of STDs among prostitutes in Czech border areas with Germany in 1997–2001 assessed in project “Jana”  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The STD problem emerged in the Czech Republic as a result of geopolitical and social and economic changes in the state. Prostitution is concentrated mainly around border areas with Austria and Germany, contributing to the increase in STDs. The Czech-German project “Jana,” based on a project umbrella network of the WHO, was organised.Objectives: To prevent STDs, including HIV\\/AIDS, and

V Resl; M Kumpova?; L C?erna?; M Nova?k; P Pazdiora

2003-01-01

339

Cereal harvest dates in the Czech Republic between 1501 and 2008 as a proxy for March–June temperature reconstruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cereal crop harvests reflect the weather patterns of the period immediately preceding them, and thus the dates at which they\\u000a begin may be used as a source of proxy data on regional climate. Using systematic phenological observations in the Czech Lands\\u000a (now known as the Czech Republic) after 1845, together with exploration of further surviving documentary evidence (chronicles,\\u000a diaries, financial

Martin Možný; Rudolf Brázdil; Petr Dobrovolný; Mirek Trnka

2012-01-01

340

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

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

Proceedings of Minnowbrook Workshops I to VI  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This DVD collection includes the complete proceedings of Minnowbrook Workshops I through VI. Titles include Minnowbrook I - 1993 Workshop on End-Stage Boundary Layer Transition (NASA/CP-2007-214667, CASI ID 20070038942), Minnowbrook II - 1997 Workshop on Boundary Layer Transition in Turbomachines (NASA/CP-1998-206958, CASI ID 19980206205), Minnowbrook III - 2000 Workshop on Boundary Layer Transition and Unsteady Aspects of Turbomachinery Flow (NASA/CP-2001-210888, CASI ID 20020067662), Minnowbrook IV - 2003 Workshop on Transition and Unsteady Aspects of Turbomachinery Flows (NASA TM-2004-212913, CASI ID 20040121174), Minnowbrook V - 2006 Workshop on Unsteady Flows in Turbomachinery (NASA/CP-2006-214484, CASI ID 20070024781), and Minnowbrook VI - 2009 Workshop on Flow Physics and Control for Internal and External Aerodynamics (NACA/CP-2010-216112, CASI ID 20100018557).

2012-01-01

343

Mars exploration study workshop 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1993-01-01

344

Workshop Training Kits. Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented in the second of a two volume series are six workshop training kits for development of teacher skills to be used with learning disabled (LD) children. The first section of each kit contains a leader's guide which gives activity, objectives, teacher prerequisites, time required, materials needed, step-by-step procedures, a discussion…

Ward, Ted; And Others

345

Call for Papers Workshop at  

E-print Network

studies of applying formal techniques to component based systems ¡ Educational experience or tactics on using formal (i.e., mathematical) techniques to establish a foundation for the specification of real systems. The workshop will consider formalization of both functional and non-functional behavior

Leavens, Gary T.

346

Teacher Stress: A Workshop Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an example of treating teacher stress through a workshop, research on teacher stress factors is presented, and methods of dealing with stress symptoms are discussed. In the first session, stress is defined, and job-related stress factors for elementary and secondary school teachers are listed. Self-imposed and situational stress are described,…

Riley, Bob E.

347

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

348

Electrolysis-Utility Integration Workshop  

E-print Network

-spread deployment of electrolysis based hydrogen production in the U.S. #12;Key Drivers ! Water electrolysis Is hydrogen production via water electrolysis a viable option for the transition? Key Needs: ¡ Low-cost, low deployment of electrolysis-based hydrogen production? #12;Workshop Agenda -- Today ! 9:00 am Plenary

349

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

350

KDD Cup and workshop 2007  

Microsoft Academic Search

The KDD Cup is the oldest of the many data mining competitions that are now popular [1]. It is an integral part of the annual ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). In 2007, the traditional KDD Cup competition was augmented with a workshop with a focus on the concurrently active Netflix Prize competition [2]. The

James Bennett; Charles Elkan; Bing Liu; Padhraic Smyth; Domonkos Tikk

2007-01-01

351

October 14, 2009 Workshop in  

E-print Network

, "The Future of the Postal Sector" Alan Robinson, "New Business Models for Tough Problems" William problems of network industries. Competition, `deregulation', and the increased use of market rather thanOctober 14, 2009 Advanced Workshop in Regulation & Competition 2009-2010 Conflicting Technological

Lin, Xiaodong

352

Advanced Workshop in Regulation and  

E-print Network

Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition 2011-2012 Conflicting Technological and Competitive Forces in Regulated Industries November 18, 2011 Continuing Problems in the Electric Utility Sector Location: Rutgers Business School 1 Washington Park, Room 118 Newark, NJ 07102 Sign In, Coffee and Tea

Lin, Xiaodong

353

November 1, 2005 Workshop in  

E-print Network

used to analyze major current problems of network industries. Competition, incentives for efficiencyNovember 1, 2005 Advanced Workshop in Regulation & Competition 2005-2006 Role of Energy Policy FOR RESEARCH IN REGULATED INDUSTRIES crri@andromeda.rutgers.edu www.crri.rutgers.edu Rutgers Business School Z

Lin, Xiaodong

354

The 1975 GSFC Battery Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The proceedings of the 1975 Goddard Space Flight Center Battery Workshop are presented. The major topics of discussion were nickel cadmium batteries and, to a lesser extent, nickel hydrogen batteries. Battery design, manufacturing techniques, testing programs, and electrochemical characteristics were considered. The utilization of these batteries for spacecraft power supplies was given particular attention.

1975-01-01

355

Children's Television Workshop. Progress Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the third quarter of 1973 (July through September) the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) evaluated old material and planned new programing. The fourth season of Sesame Street and the second season of The Electric Company were rerun through the summer by most of the public and commercial television stations that carried the shows…

Cooney, Joan Ganz

356

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

357

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

358

FEL Technology Workshop in Trieste  

Microsoft Academic Search

From March 26 to 28, 2008, a workshop on “Timing and Synchronisation” was organized at Sincrotrone Trieste by the Italian research organizations INFN, ENEA and Sincrotrone Trieste. It brought together more than 30 experts from Europe and the United States to discuss the technology necessary to provide precise (picosecond to femtosecond range) timing, which is fundamental to a number of

K. C. Prince

2008-01-01

359

Play and Culture. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five articles on the interactions of play and culture in early childhood education. The workshop titles are: "Play and Cultural Differences" (Cronin and Jones); "Play in a Classroom of Iu-Mien Children: (Evans); "The Culture of Play: A Personal Perspective" (Jarman); "'But They're Only Playing': Interpreting Play to Parents" (Cooper); and…

Cronin, Sharon; Jones, Elizabeth; Evans, Kathleen; Jarman, Cheryl Greer; Cooper, Renatta M.; Reynolds, Gretchen

1999-01-01

360

BrainSuite Training Workshop  

E-print Network

BrainSuite Training Workshop Presented at the USC School of Engineering 28$on and Labeling 11.15-11.45am Hands-on Training: Structural Labeling and Analysis 11.45-12.15pm of Diffusion Data 1.15-2.00pm Hands-on Training: Diffusion and Connec$vity Analysis

Leahy, Richard M.

361

PROCEEDINGS: MULTIPOLLUTANT SORBENT REACTIVITY WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

The report is a compilation of technical papers and visual aids presented by representatives of industry, academia, and government agencies at a workshop on multipollutant sorbent reactivity that was held at EPA's Environmental Research Center in Research Triangle Park, NC, on Ju...

362

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.

363

Workshop report Impact of Global  

E-print Network

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE ON FOOD/NUTRITION AND WATER IN RELATION TO HUMAN HEALTH 21­23 March 2012 Wellcome Trust. Background 4. Challenges for human health: food and nutrition 5. Challenges for human health: water 6Workshop report Impact of Global Environmental Change on Food/Nutrition and Water in Relation

Rambaut, Andrew

364

Overview of large scale experiments performed within the LBB project in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

During several recent years NRI Rez has been performing the LBB analyses of safety significant primary circuit pipings of NPPs in Czech and Slovak Republics. The analyses covered the NPPs with reactors WWER 440 Type 230 and 213 and WWER 1000 Type 320. Within the relevant LBB projects undertaken with the aim to prove the fulfilling of the requirements of LBB, a series of large scale experiments were performed. The goal of these experiments was to verify the properties of the components selected, and to prove the quality and/or conservatism of assessments used in the LBB-analyses. In this poster, a brief overview of experiments performed in Czech Republic under guidance of NRI Rez is presented.

Kadecka, P.; Lauerova, D. [Nuclear Research Institute, Rez (Czechoslovakia)

1997-04-01

365

Primary health care in the Czech Republic: brief history and current issues  

PubMed Central

Abstract The objective of this paper is to describe the recent history, current situation and perspectives for further development of the integrated system of primary care in the Czech Republic. The role of primary care in the whole health care system is discussed and new initiatives aimed at strengthening and integrating primary care are outlined. Changes brought about by the recent reform processes are generally seen as favourable, however, a lack of integration of health services under the current system is causing various kinds of problems. A new strategy for development of primary care in the Czech Republic encourages integration of care and defines primary care as co-ordinated and complex care provided at the level of the first contact of an individual with the health care system. PMID:16902697

Holcik, Jan; Koupilova, Ilona

2000-01-01

366

Variation in DNA?ploidy Levels of Reynoutria Taxa in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

The genus Reynoutria is represented by four taxa in the Czech Republic: Reynoutria japonica var. japonica, R. japonica var. compacta, R. sachalinensis and R. ×bohemica. By using flow cytometry, cytological variability within the genus is described based on 257 Reynoutria samples. The varieties of R. japonica are cytologically uniform, var. japonica is exclusively octoploid (2n = 8x = 88) and var. compacta occurs only as a tetraploid (2n = 4x = 44), but R. sachalinensis and R. ×bohemica exhibit some variation in chromosome numbers. Reynoutria sachalinensis is predominantly tetraploid (2n = 4 x = 44), but also occurs occasionally as hexaploid and octoploid cytotypes. The most common ploidy level in R. ×bohemica is hexaploid (2n = 6x = 66), but tetraploid and octoploid clones were also found. The four taxa occurring in the Czech Republic are described briefly and the possible origins of the cytotypes discussed. PMID:12876190

MANDÁK, BOHUMIL; PYŠEK, PETR; LYSÁK, MARTIN; SUDA, JAN; KRAHULCOVÁ, ANNA; BÍMOVÁ, KATE?INA

2003-01-01

367

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

368

Environmental Penalties Against Enterprises and Employees: Labor Contracts and Cost-Shifting in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the enforcement of environmental protection laws under communism and democracy, while exploring the possibilities for cost-shifting between Czech enterprises and their employees as offered by labor contracts. Theory establishes the connection between cost-shifting possibilities and the efficient rule for enforcing water protection laws when the actions of enterprises and their employees combine to cause water-damaging accidents (for

Dietrich Earnhart

1996-01-01

369

Chemical Characterization of Rain and Fog Water in the Cervenohorske Sedlo (Hruby Jesenik Mountains, Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Field study at the Cervenohorske sedlo (1,013 m a.s.l.) (Hruby Jesenik Mountains, the Czech Republic, Central Europe) during\\u000a 1999–2002 has been conducted in order to analyse the chemistry of rain\\/snow water using bulk and throughfall collector and\\u000a fog\\/cloud water using modified passive Grunow collector. Fog water input to coniferous forest (Picea abies) was quantified using canopy balance method. For all samples

Miloš Zapletal; David Ku?ák; Petr Chroust

2007-01-01

370

Typical Insoluble Particles in Fog Water at Milešovka Observatory (Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study concerns insoluble chemical pollution in fog at the Milešovka Observatory in the Czech Republic. From August 2006\\u000a to July 2007, 25 fog samples at the top of Milešovka Mountain in the ?eské St?edoho?í Mountain Range were collected with an\\u000a active fog water collector. Water samples were filtered to obtain the insoluble particles. A range of 53–116 particles from

Jaroslav Fisák; Valeria Stoyanova; Kristýna Bartunková; Miroslav Tesar; Annie Shoumkova

2011-01-01

371

Estimation of phosphorus loads with sparse data for agricultural watersheds in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural watersheds in the Czech Republic are one of the primary sources of non-point-source phosphorus (P) loads in receiving waters. Since such non-point sources are generally located in headwater catchments, streamflow and P concentration data are sparse. We show how very short daily streamflow and P concentration records can be combined with nearby longer existing daily streamflow records to result

Tereza Beránková; Richard M. Vogel; Daniel Fiala; Pavel Rosendorf

2010-01-01

372

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

373

Textural and chemical evolution of a fractionated granitic system: the Podlesí stock, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Podlesí granite stock (Czech Republic) is a fractionated, peraluminous, F-, Li- and P-rich, and Sn, W, Nb, Ta-bearing rare-metal granite system. Its magmatic evolution involved processes typical of intrusions related to porphyry type deposits (explosive breccia, comb layers), rare-metal granites (stockscheider), and rare metal pegmatites (extreme F–P–Li enrichment, Nb–Ta–Sn minerals, layering). Geological, textural and mineralogical data suggest that the

Karel Breiter; Axel Müller; Jaromír Leichmann; Ananda Gabasová

2005-01-01

374

Athletic Career Termination Model in the Czech RepublicA Qualitative Exploration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to explore the process of sport career termination in the Czech Republic, and was based on the theoretical-conceptual background of sport career transition models (Stambulova, 1997, 2003; Taylor and Ogilvie, 1994, 2001). Participants were six male and five female former elite athletes, averaging 14.6 years of athletic career experience. Qualitative data were collected using semi-structured interviews.

Jiri Kadlcik; Libor Flemr

2008-01-01

375

Exchange-Rate Policy in the Czech Republic: The Perils of Sticking to Fixed Exchange Rates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The stability of the Czech crown during the period 1991 to 1997 (during 1991 to 1993 the crown of the former Czechoslovakia)\\u000a was considered an example of success in maintaining macroeconomic stability in a period of radical economic changes. The budget\\u000a deficit was under control throughout the transition, monetary policy was always prudent, inflation was among the lowest in\\u000a transition

Fabrizio Coricelli

376

CHARACTERIZATION OF DIOXIN-LIKE ACTIVITY OF SEDIMENTS FROM A CZECH RIVER BASIN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Synthetic organic chemicals are present in environmental compartments as complex mixtures and therefore their potential effects are difficult to predict. In this study, in vitro bioassays using wild-type fish and rat hepatoma cell lines and their corresponding recombinant cell systems were used to evaluate 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)-like activity in extracts of sediments collected from rivers of the Czech Republic. All the

Klara Hilscherova; Kurunthachalam Kannan; Youn-Seok Kang; Ivan Holoubek; Miroslav Machala; Shigeki Masunaga; Junko Nakanishi; John P. Giesy

2001-01-01

377

Characterization of Estrogenic Activity of Riverine Sediments from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extracts of sediments from rivers in an industrialized area in the Czech Republic were used to evaluate suitability of a simple\\u000a in vitro bioassay system to detect estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated activity in the complex mixture. Total estrogenic activity was\\u000a detected by measuring luciferase activity in a stably transfected cell line containing an estrogen-responsive element linked\\u000a to a luciferase reporter gene.

K. Hilscherova; K. Kannan; I. Holoubek; J. P. Giesy

2002-01-01

378

Road vegetation in Central Europe — an example from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Road nets are man-made constructions in the open landscape with a specific vegetation accompaniment in a verge or band along\\u000a the road or in a divider strip. A determination of six basic vegetation types of bands along roads is possible in Central\\u000a Europe (tree lines, planting area, forest stand, early successful growth, bushes band, grassy-herbal associations). In the\\u000a Czech Republic,

Božena Šerá

2008-01-01

379

The first report of authochthonous dirofilariosis in dogs in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  In the Czech Republic, canine dirofilarial infection (Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens) is usually diagnosed in dogs coming from endemic areas and as such has been considered an imported infection. Here, 77 dogs\\u000a that had never travelled abroad from the B?eclav area, close to Slovak border, were tested for Dirofilaria spp. infection. The presence of microfilaria in peripheral blood was

Z. Svobodová; V. Svobodová; C. Genchi; P. Forejtek

2006-01-01

380

Dimensions of loneliness among Canadian and Czech youth: A cross-national study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the influence of cultural background on the causes of adolescents' loneliness. Eighty Canadian\\u000a youth and 168 adolescents from the Czech Republic formed the participants pool. They answered a thirty-item yes\\/ no questionnaire.\\u000a The questionnaire is composed of five subscales, namely: Personal Inadequacies, Developmental Deficits, Unfulfilling Intimate\\u000a Relationships, Relocation\\/Significant Separations, and Social Marginality. Results revealed a mixed

Ami Rokach

2002-01-01

381

Genetic variation in house mice (Mus, Muridae, Rodentia) from the Czech and Slovak Republics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Genetic variation among populations of commensal house mice was studied across the territories of the Czech and Slovak Republics and in some adjacent areas of Germany. We used six diagnostic allozyme loci (Es-2, Gpd-1, Idh-1, Mpi, Np, Sod-1) and the following molecular markers: B1 insertion in the Btk gene (X chromosome), Zfy2 18-bp deletion (Y chromosome), BamH I restriction site

Pavel MUNCLINGER; Eva BOÎÍKOVÁ; Jaroslav PIÁLEK

2002-01-01

382

Ecological conditions of natural foci of tularaemia in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Tularaemia, a zoonosis of veterinary and public health importance, commonly occurs in the Czech Republic as well as other countries of Northern Hemisphere. The objective of this study was to analyse the environmental conditions of distribution of natural foci of tularaemia and their long-term persistence in the Czech Republic. A geographic information system has been used for this purpose. A new variable (chi(t)), the mean number of natural foci in a specific area, has been suggested for the evaluation of diseases occurring in natural foci. Comparing two 15-year periods, a close correlation between the geographic distribution and numbers of natural foci of tularaemia in the Czech Republic in 1971-1985 and 1986-2000 (r = 0.91, n = 1814, t = 92.50, p = 0.01) was found. Natural foci of tularaemia have been persistent, but not stationary, over the period of 30 years and the geographic area of their occurrence has not been considerably growing or diminishing in the Czech Republic. The highest numbers of natural foci of tularaemia were in habitats of alluvial forests (chi(t) = 7.20), geographic areas of up to 200 m of elevation above sea (chi(t) = 9.18), 8.1-10.0 degrees C of mean annual air temperature (chi(t) = 6.24), 450-700 mm of mean annual precipitation (chi(t) = 2.84), and 2001-2200 hour of mean annual sunshine duration (chi(t) = 8.77). It was proved that tularaemia persists in specific areas of natural foci, the general environmental conditions of which can be defined and make it possible to predict the occurrence of tularaemia in other areas of suitable conditions. PMID:14620945

Pikula, Jiri; Treml, Frantisek; Beklová, Miroslava; Holesovska, Zdenka; Pikulová, Jarmila

2003-01-01

383

Some Approaches to the Research of Forest Soils Affected by Acidification in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil acidification in mountainous regions of the Czech Republic presents a serious problem. This paper summarizes several projects dealing with this problem exploiting different methods and having different objectives: 1) Long-term soil and forest development in the Krkonoše Mountains. 2) Soil and forest development along an elevation transect in the Šumava Mountains. 3) Long-term effects of liming. 4) Comparison of

Luboš Bor?vka; Vilem Podrázský; Lenka Mládková; Ivan Kuneš; Ond?ej Drábek

2005-01-01

384

Tornadoes within the Czech Republic: from early medieval chronicles to the "internet society"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper addresses the historical documentation of tornadoes and the awareness of tornadic events in the area of the present Czech Republic throughout the last nine centuries. The oldest records of tornado occurrence in the region can be found in chronicles from the first half of the 12th century—the two most interesting of these are presented here in translation from the original Latin texts. Several other cases of possible tornadoes and waterspouts can be found in chronicles from the 12th and 13th centuries. However, from the descriptions of the events, it is not always clear if the phenomenon was a tornado, waterspout, dust swirl, or if it was of a non-tornadic nature. From the 14th to 19th centuries, tornado records are rather scarce for the region. However, this is likely to have a non-meteorological explanation. Gregor Mendel's (1871) essay " Die Windhose vom 13. October 1870" can be considered as a distinctive "breakpoint" in the documentation history of tornadoes in the territory of the present Czech Republic, followed later by the work of Edler von Wahlburg [Das Wetter 28 (1911) 135] and Wegener [Wind-und-Wasserhosen in Europa. F. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig, 1917]. During the "socialist" period, the term " tornado" was seldom used and they were poorly understood, producing a view that "tornadoes do not occur in Central Europe". The situation began to change with the works of Munzar [Tromby (tonáda) na územ?´ České republiky v letech 1119-1993. Zborn?´k Dejin Fyziky, vol. XI. Voj. Akadémia SNP, Liptovský Mikuláš, pp. 69-72, 1993 (in Czech)] and Šálek [Meteorol. Zpr. 47 (1994) 172], and new records showed that about one tornado per year occurred between 1994 and 1999. Finally, between 2000 and 2002, the number of documented tornadoes in the Czech Republic was five to eight cases per year.

Setvák, Martin; Šálek, Milan; Munzar, Jan

385

Perspective of Decentralized Sanitation Concept for Treatment of Wastewater in the Czech Republic, Otmarov  

Microsoft Academic Search

Decentralised sanitation focuses on source separated collection of waste (yellow, brown and grey wastewater), treatment on\\/or\\u000a close to the location and maximization of the possibilities to recover and reuse nutrients, water and energy. The current\\u000a sanitation system in the Czech Republic is characterised by a high drinking water consumption, complex sewer infrastructure,\\u000a large waste water treatment systems and a high

Tatiana Sklenarova; Petr Hlavinek

386

Possibilities of production of smokeless fuel via carbonization of Czech coals  

SciTech Connect

It was consumed 48 -51 % of hard coal (total output 28 - 30 Mt/year) in a long period for the production of coke. It appears to be anomaly in comparison with other coke producers in Europe and in the world, it was predeterminated by {open_quotes}steel conception{close_quotes} of state`s economics. The production of coke reached 10-11 Mt/year in former Czechoslovakia in the period 1970-1990. A considerable quantity 1.2 - 1.7 Mt/year of produced coke was utilized for heating. In comparison, 7-5.4 Mt coke/year was it in Poland for the heating. Al coke production is realized on the basis of Czech hard coals mined in the southern part of Upper Silesian Coal District. The coke production is operated in multi-chamber system with full recovery of chemical products (gas, raw tar, raw benzene, amonium etc.). The future trend of smokeless fuel production in Czech Republic makes for to the non-recovery coke oven, it means to two-product processes (coke + reduction gas, coke + electricity and so on). Jewell--Thompson coke oven (hard coal) and Salem oven (ignites) represent nonrecovery nowadays. The possibility of it`s application in Czech Republic are discussed. Jumbo coking reactor system (European project No. 500 to the Eureka programme) produces primarily metallurgical coke. The strong Clean Air Act suspends the production of smokeless fuel in multi-chamber system also in Czech Republic for the future period 2010-2020.

Buchtele, J.; Straka, P. [Inst. of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Prague (Czechoslovakia)

1995-12-01

387

Five species of Mallomonas (Synurophyceae) new to the algal flora of the Czech Republic  

E-print Network

e u s t u p a & Lenka S e j n o h o v ĂĄ Department of Botany, Charles University, BenĂĄtskĂĄ 2, CZ-128 01, Praha 2, Czech Re- public, e-mail: magda.rezacova@atlas.cz ezĂĄcovĂĄ M., Neustupa J. & SejnohovĂĄ L of the occurrence of silica-scaled chrysophytes these localities are very rich. Both areas are among the last

388

Breast cancer risk assessment in the Czech female population – an adjustment of the original Gail model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  \\u000a Background. Several mathematical models have been developed for predicting individual breast cancer risk. Such models can help clinicians\\u000a to choose appropriate preventive and therapeutic interventions for each patient. Unfortunately, the validity of these models\\u000a has not been tested outside the USA.\\u000a \\u000a ?\\u000a Methods. The authors describe a case–control study in the Czech Republic with a similar design to that

Jan Novotny; Ladislav Pecen; Lubos Petruzelka; Adam Svobodnik; Ladislav Dusek; Jan Danes; Miloslava Skovajsova

2006-01-01

389

Incidence and economics of clinical mastitis in five Holstein herds in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data on clinical mastitis (CM) collected between 1996 and 2003 on five Holstein dairy farms in the Czech Republic were analyzed. Lactational incidences of CM, averaged across farms and calculated only from cows with complete lactations, were 0.35, 0.45 and 0.57 for the first, second and third plus subsequent lactations, respectively. The mean numbers of CM cases per cow and

Marie Wolfová; Miloslava Štípková; Jochen Wolf

2006-01-01

390

Bisphosphonates for bone metastatic disease from breast cancer—clinical practice in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background The use of bisphosphonates (BPs) represents a standard therapy of bone metastatic disease from breast cancer and has been\\u000a incorporated in many systemic international guidelines. We have tried to evaluate the use of BPs in current clinical practice\\u000a across the Czech Republic. Participants and methods A covering letter, questionnaires and pre-paid envelopes were mailed to the head oncologists of

Veronika Vokata; Karel Odrazka; Ales Kubena; Jiri Vlcek

2008-01-01

391

Examples of Reconstruction and Extension of Group Water Supply Systems in The Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The paper provides two examples of extension and reconstruction of group water supply network in The Czech Republic. Both\\u000a projects represent solution to problems with provision of potable water in adequate quantity and quality. The first project\\u000a aimed to construct new water infrastructure and reconstruct existing infrastructure within the Dyje river basin (namely B?eclavsko\\u000a region). Within the project, extension of

Pavel Kope?ek; Radka Pešoutová

392

Summaries of the 4th Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 3: AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains 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 Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on October 25-26, whose summaries appear in Volume 1; The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on October 27, whose summaries appear in Volume 2; and The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on October 28-29, whose summaries appear in this volume, Volume 3.

Vanzyl, Jakob (editor)

1993-01-01

393

A comparison of lead pollution record in Sphagnum peat with known historical Pb emission rates in the British Isles and the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vertical Pb concentration gradients and isotope ratios (206Pb\\/207Pb, 208Pb\\/207Pb) are reported for five 210Pb-dated Sphagnum peat profiles. The studied peat bogs are in the British Isles (Thorne Moors, England; Mull, Scotland; and Connemara, Eire) and central Europe (Ocean, northern Czech Republic; Rybarenska slat, southern Czech Republic). Both the U.K. and the Czech Republic experienced maximum Pb emissions from Ag–Pb smelting

Martin Novak; Yigal Erel; Leona Zemanova; Simon H. Bottrell; Marie Adamova

2008-01-01

394

Association between Year of Birth and Cognitive Functions in Russia and the Czech Republic: Cross-Sectional Results of the HAPIEE Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To assess differences in cognitive functions by year of birth in Russia and the Czech Republic. Methods: A cross-sectional study in the general population of Novosibirsk (Russia) and 6 cities of the Czech Republic recruited random samples of men and women (3,874 Russians, 3,626 Czechs) aged 45–69 years in 2002 (i.e. born in 1933–1957). Word recall, verbal fluency (number

Martin Bobak; Marcus Richards; Sofia Malyutina; Ruzena Kubinova; Anne Peasey; Hynek Pikhart; Sergei Shishkin; Yuri Nikitin; Michael Marmot

2009-01-01

395

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

396

Connecting with the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Connecting with the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers" is a video workshop for middle school teachers of the arts and other subjects. The workshop includes eight hour-long video programs and a companion workshop guide and Web site. The workshop shows middle school teachers why and how to integrate the arts (dance, music, theatre, and…

Annenberg Media, 2005

2005-01-01

397

WELCOME TO THE ABSTRACTS OF THE WORKSHOP  

E-print Network

of Geophysics, Charles University, V Holesovick´ach 2, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic D. A. Yuen Minnesota at Charles University, the very diversified landscape with mountains and rivers, and its location to the memory of Professor K. Pec, Charles University, who passed away this spring. Professor Pec, in a way

Cerveny, Vlastislav

398

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. PMID:24834138

2014-01-01

399

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

400

EDITORIAL: The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (FLTPD) was held in Zinnowitz, near Greifswald, Germany. 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 in a discussion between Frieder Döbele, Bill Graham and myself 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 create the possibility to share the knowledge of these diagnostics with new generations of scientists. The first FLTPD was held in Les Houches, France, in February 1995 and since then it has been organized in the spring of all odd-numbered years in different European countries, as shown in the following table. YearLocationChair of LOC 1995Les Houches, FranceJ Derouard 1997Bad Honnef, GermanyF Döbele 1999Saillon, SwitzerlandCh Hollenstein 2001Rolduc, NetherlandsR van de Sanden 2003Speccia, ItalyS De Benedictis 2005Les Houches, FranceN Sadeghi 2007Cumbria, UKM Bowden 2009Blansko, Czech RepublicF Krcma 2011Zinnowitz, GermanyJ Röpke To encourage brainstorming and extended discussions among participants, FLTPD meetings have always been organized in isolated locations with the number of attendees limited to about 70. Workshops extend over three and a half days with about 10 expert presentations by invited speakers (a few from overseas) and short oral or poster contributions. This special issue of Plasma Sources Science and Technology contains 11 articles representative of contributions to the last FLTPD in Zinnowitz. These peer-reviewed articles, which bring the 9th FLTPD to a wider audience, 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. I hope, nevertheless, that readers will find this compilation useful and stimulating for their research and that the special edition will serve as a convenient reference source. My special thanks go to the Scientific Committee for their important contributions to the success of the workshop in selecting invited speakers. I also am particularly grateful to the Editorial Board of Plasma Sources Science and Technology for the publication of this special issue.

SAME ADDRESS--> Nader Sadeghi,

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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

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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 homogenized (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 one year are temporally unstable and sporadic for precipitation while in the temperature series cycles of 7.4-7.7a (a = year) and 17.9-18.4a were recorded as significant by all stations in 1882-2010 (quasi-biennial cycle of 2.1-2.2a 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, R.; Zahradní?ek, P.; Pišoft, P.; Št?pánek, P.; B?línová, M.; Dobrovolný, P.

2012-04-01

403

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

404

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

SciTech Connect

Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In this paper, we define lifespan of mobile phones and estimate their average total lifespan. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The estimation of lifespan distribution is based on large sample of EoL mobile phones. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Total lifespan of Czech mobile phones is surprisingly long, exactly 7.99 years. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In the years 2010-20, about 26.3 million pieces of EoL mobile phones will be generated in the Czech Republic. - Abstract: 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.

Polak, Milos, E-mail: mpolak@remasystem.cz; Drapalova, Lenka

2012-08-15

405

Information society in Czech healthcare 'starting point' to prognosis for the year 2013.  

PubMed

A prognosis of how the information society in health care will look like in 2013 must start from the current state of affairs at the given locality regarding healthcare management by public authorities including legislative, ICT technological levels and accessibility of professional knowledge in individual fields of medicine. It is presumed that after 10 years the influence of this 'starting point' will still persist and knowledge of the current state of affairs will be needed to positively but also negatively differentiates the prognosis [Health Care in the Information Society: A Prognosis for the Year 2013, in this issue] for individual localities, e.g. Germany versus neighbouring the Czech Republic. The present article focuses on aims of Czech health care and the measures that are taken in Czech health care that are carried out and which have been already initiated. Their significance towards the future prognosis according to [Health Care in the Information Society: A Prognosis for the Year 2013, in this issue] is clear. The first measure is legalisation of conditions, which allow health care administration only be carried out with electronic forms and the protection of these sensitive personal data when they are placed in a centralised data depository where they are prepared for physicians who use them while providing health care in health institutions. In the Czech Republic an information system is developed called Internet Access to Health Patient Information (IHPI). The second measure is creating a unified central system of health information together with methodologies for data collection, data standards and protocols. In the Czech Republic there is the National Health Information System (NHIS) governed by the Institute for Health Information and Statistics (IHIS CR). The NHIS enables care providers to get information about the health state of citizens, about health institutions, about their activities and economics, it enables to regulate the provision of health care, to define conceptions of state health politics and to administrate public health. The third measure is legalisation of possibilities to establish centralised health care registers that are designated for recording and following of patients with chosen socially serious diseases. These registers help with diagnosis and therapy and reveal consequences of diseases for the patients. It helps to evaluate accessibility and quality of provided health care in the country. An important goal of the use of health care registers and information systems is for educational purposes and as causal expert systems for physicians. The National Health Registers have been introduced to the whole of the Czech Republic; some of them are accessible on-line in a countrywide data network. The last part of the paper focuses on research and education for developing the information society in Czech health care and on co-operation with EU countries in selected projects and initiatives. PMID:12453559

Zvárová, Jana; Pribík, Vladimír

2002-11-20

406

1998 federal technical standards workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The theme for the 1998 workshop was Standards Management -- A World of Change and Opportunities. The workshop`s goal was to further the implementation of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-113) through the sharing of standards management success stories, lessons learned, and emerging initiatives within the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The target audience for this workshop included agency/department and contractor personnel and representatives of standards developing organizations that either used technical standards in their work for the Federal Government of participated in standards writing/management activities in support of the missions and programs of Federal agencies/departments. As with previous standards workshops sponsored by the DOE, views on the technical subject areas under the workshop theme were solicited from and provided by agency Standards Executives and standards program managers, voluntary standards organizations, and the private sector. This report includes vugraphs of the presentations.

NONE

1998-10-01

407

Technology transfer: Insider protection workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Safeguards Evaluation Method--Insider Threat, developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is a field-applicable tool to evaluate facility safeguards against theft or diversion of special nuclear material (SNM) by nonviolent insiders. To ensure successful transfer of this technology from the laboratory to DOE field offices and contractors, LLNL developed a three-part package. The package includes a workbook, user-friendly microcomputer software, and a three-day training program. The workbook guides an evaluation team through the Safeguards Evaluation Method and provides forms for gathering data. The microcomputer software assists in the evaluation of safeguards effectiveness. The software is designed for safeguards analysts with no previous computer experience. The three-day training program is called the Insider Protection Workshop. The workshop students learn how to use the workbook and the computer software to assess insider vulnerabilities and to evaluate the benefits and costs of potential improvements.

Strait, R.S.; Renis, T.A.

1986-01-01

408

Sixth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This conference proceedings document is a compilation of papers presented orally or as poster displays to the Sixth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop held in Cleveland, Ohio on May 22-24, 2001. The purpose of the workshop is to present and exchange research results from theoretical and experimental work in combustion science using the reduced-gravity environment as a research tool. The results are contributed by researchers funded by NASA throughout the United States at universities, industry and government research agencies, and by researchers from international partner countries that are also participating in the microgravity combustion science research discipline. These research results are intended for use by public and private sector organizations for academic purposes, for the development of technologies needed for Human Exploration and Development of Space, and to improve Earth-bound combustion and fire-safety related technologies.

Sacksteder, Kurt (Compiler)

2001-01-01

409

Fifth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This conference proceedings document is a compilation of 120 papers presented orally or as poster displays to the Fifth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop held in Cleveland, Ohio on May 18-20, 1999. The purpose of the workshop is to present and exchange research results from theoretical and experimental work in combustion science using the reduced-gravity environment as a research tool. The results are contributed by researchers funded by NASA throughout the United States at universities, industry and government research agencies, and by researchers from at least eight international partner countries that are also participating in the microgravity combustion science research discipline. These research results are intended for use by public and private sector organizations for academic purposes, for the development of technologies needed for the Human Exploration and Development of Space, and to improve Earth-bound combustion and fire-safety related technologies.

Sacksteder, Kurt (Compiler)

1999-01-01

410

National workshop on gas hydrates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The range of present knowledge on the subject of gas hydrates and related federal research programs was the topic of discussion at the National Workshop on Gas Hydrates, April 23-24. The intention of the meeting was to provide the impetus for an expanded and broader-based national research program in both academia and government. Held at the U.S. Geological Survey National Center, Reston, Va., the workshop was organized by Michael D. Max, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.; William P. Dillon, USGS, Woods Hole, Mass.; and Rodney D. Malone, U.S. Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, W.Va. The 33 attendees represented academia (33%), federal agencies (58%), and industry (9%).

Max, Michael D.; Dillon, William P.; Malone, Rodney D.; Kvenvolden, Keith A.

411

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

412

Designing Courses with Moodle Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this hands-on workshop participants will create a demo Moodle site that incorporates text, multimedia resources, and OSP simulations. This workshop will benefit high school and college teachers who wish to use Moodle for curriculum distribution and course management. We will discuss the pedagogical and technical issues and have participants add to their demo Moodle site resources and activities such as warm-up (JiTT) pre-class questions, in-class polling (Peer Instruction with IPAL) using mobile devices and/or clickers, Open Source Physics models, and other resources from ComPADRE. Participants will leave with copies of their demo Moodle site, providing resources for use in their Fall courses. Participants may bring their own laptops.

Junkin, William; Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2013-07-11

413

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

414

INTERIOR OF THE WORKSHOP, LOOKING SOUTH. (On the counter of ...  

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

INTERIOR OF THE WORKSHOP, LOOKING SOUTH. (On the counter of the workshop are instructions and supplies for artificially inseminating pigs.) - Jenne Farm, Workshop, 538 Engle Road, Coupeville, Island County, WA

415

ANNUAL SYMBIOSIS WORKSHOP ---MAY 19-20TH , 2012  

E-print Network

2ND ANNUAL SYMBIOSIS WORKSHOP --- MAY 19-20TH , 2012 SYMBIOSIS WORKSHOP 2012 PRELIMINARY SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE SIERRA NEVADA RESEARCH INSTITUTE HTTP://WWW.SACHSLAB.COM/SYMBIOSIS-WORKSHOP-2012.PHP ORGANIZED BY JOEL L. SACHS

Sachs, Joel

416

The Orbital Workshop Sleep Compartment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This wide-angle view is of the Orbital Workshop (OWS) sleep compartment, located in the lower level of the OWS. Each crewman was assigned a small space for sleeping and zipped themselves into sleeping bags stretched against the wall. Because of the absence of gravity, sleeping comfort was achieved in any position relative to the spacecraft; body support was not necessary. Sleeping could be accommodated quite comfortably in a bag that held the body at a given place in Skylab.

1972-01-01

417

Assembling the Skylab Orbital Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This photograph was taken during assembly of the bottom and upper floors of the Skylab Orbital 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.

1970-01-01

418

SSC workshop on environmental radiation  

SciTech Connect

The Superconducting Super Collider is a 20 TeV-on-20 TeV proton beam collider where two 20-TeV proton accelerators whose beams, rotating in opposite senses, are brought into collision to provide 40 TeV in the center of mass. The scale of the project is set by the 6.6 tesla magnet guide field for the protons which results in a roughly circular machine with a circumference of 83 km (51.5 mi.). The energy scale of the proton beams and the physical scale of the machine are an order of magnitude greater than for any presently operating or contemplated proton accelerator yet the facility must be operated within the same strict radiological guidelines as existing accelerators in the US and Europe. To ensure that the facility conforms to existing and projected guidelines both in design and operation, the Workshop was charged to review the experience and practices of existing accelerator laboratories, to determine the relevant present and projected regulatory requirements, to review particle production and shielding data from accelerators and cosmic rays, to study the design and operational specifications of the Collider, to examine the parameters set forth in the Siting Parameters Document, and to evaluate the computational tools available to model the radiation patterns arising under various operational and failure scenarios. This report summarizes the extensive and intensive presentations and discussions of the Workshop. A great deal of material, much of it in the form of internal reports from the various laboratories and drafts of works in preparation, was provided by the participants for the various topics. This material, including the viewgraphs used by the presenters, forms the background and basis for the conclusions of the Workshop and, as such, is an important part of the Workshop. An introduction to the material and a catalog by topic are presented as section 6 of this report.

NONE

1986-01-09

419

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

420

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

421

Astrobiology Workshop: Leadership in Astrobiology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Astrobiology is defined in the 1996 NASA Strategic Plan as 'The study of the living universe.' At NASA's Ames Research Center, this endeavor encompasses the use of space to understand life's origin, evolution, and destiny in the universe. Life's origin refers to understanding the origin of life in the context of the origin and diversity of planetary systems. Life's evolution refers to understanding how living systems have adapted to Earth's changing environment, to the all-pervasive force of gravity, and how they may adapt to environments beyond Earth. Life's destiny refers to making long-term human presence in space a reality, and laying the foundation for understanding and managing changes in Earth's environment. The first Astrobiology Workshop brought together a diverse group of researchers to discuss the following general questions: Where and how are other habitable worlds formed? How does life originate? How have the Earth and its biosphere influenced each other over time? Can terrestrial life be sustained beyond our planet? How can we expand the human presence to Mars? The objectives of the Workshop included: discussing the scope of astrobiology, strengthening existing efforts for the study of life in the universe, identifying new cross-disciplinary programs with the greatest potential for scientific return, and suggesting steps needed to bring this program to reality. Ames has been assigned the lead role for astrobiology by NASA in recognition of its strong history of leadership in multidisciplinary research in the space, Earth, and life sciences and its pioneering work in studies of the living universe. This initial science workshop was established to lay the foundation for what is to become a national effort in astrobiology, with anticipated participation by the university community, other NASA centers, and other agencies. This workshop (the first meeting of its kind ever held) involved life, Earth, and space scientists in a truly interdisciplinary sharing of ideas related to life in the universe, and by all accounts was a resounding success.

DeVincenzi, D. (Editor); Briggs, G.; Cohen, M.; Cuzzi, J.; DesMarais, D.; Harper, L.; Morrison, D.; Pohorille, A.

1996-01-01

422

Solar Terrestrial Observatory Space Station Workshop Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In response to a need to develop and document requirements of the Solar Terrestrial Observatory at an early time, a mini-workshop was organized and held on June 6, 1985. The participants at this workshop set as their goal the preliminary definition of the following areas: (1) instrument descriptions; (2) placement of instrumentation on the IOC Space Station; (3) servicing and repair assessment; and (4) operational scenarios. This report provides a synopsis of the results of that workshop.

Roberts, W. T. (editor)

1986-01-01

423

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.

424

Improving Biology Performance with Workshop Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

This 2-year quasi-experiment evaluated the effect of peer-led workshop groups on perfor- mance of minority and majority undergraduate biology students. The workshop intervention used was modeled after a program pioneered by Treisman (1992). Majority volunteers ran- domly assigned to workshops (nD 61) performed significantly better than those assigned to the control group (nD 60, p< 0:05) without spending more time

Wendi K. Born; William Revelle; Lawrence H. Pinto

2002-01-01

425

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

426

First IEEE International Workshop on Smart Environments SmartE 2010: Message from the workshop chairs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to the First IEEE International Workshop on Smart Environments, SmartE. It is our goal that this workshop would serve as a forum for researchers and developers in the area of smart environments to present results and to discuss ways in which we can advance this field. The workshop focuses on the theme of smart environments, in which smart homes,

Diane Cook; Michael Weber

2010-01-01

427

National solar water heater workshop  

SciTech Connect

The National Solar Water Heater Workshop (NSWHW) goal is the widespread and rapid implementation of domestic solar water heating throughout the United States by resolving the educational gap that exists. Each enrolled homeowner builds and installs his/her own personal solar water heater. The two-year program establishes 91 workshop locations, with one in each population center of one million or more persons and at least one in each state. The philosophy was to trigger a ripple effect emanating from each workshop to surrounding locations. Steps of the program include: solar hardware development, testing, certification, and specification; development of instructional materials and methods; an implementation plan involving people with a common objective on a national scale; and follow-up action to resolve problems. Field operations and instructional resources are described. The solar hardware consists of two basic systems, the choice of which depends on a location's climate. They are pumped recirculation freeze protection and anti-freeze protection, each of which is briefly described. (LEW)

Mumma, S.A.; Ashland, M.; Anderson, D.; Brennen, M.; Milnarist, L.

1982-01-01

428

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

429

The iron Triangle: Why The Wildlife Society Needs to Take a Position on Economic Growth Author(s): Brian Czech, Eugene Allen, David Batker, Paul Beier, Herman Daly, Jon Erickson,  

E-print Network

(s): Brian Czech, Eugene Allen, David Batker, Paul Beier, Herman Daly, Jon Erickson, Pamela Garrettson:whyThe WildlifeSociety needs totake a positionon economicgrowth BrianCzech,EugeneAllen,DavidBatker,Paul Beier

Vermont, University of

430

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM INFRASOUND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP 2002  

E-print Network

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM INFRASOUND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP 2002 28 ­ 31 OCTOBER 2002 Park Plaza Utrecht:.................................................................................................................................. Date of arrival:............................................... Date of departure:........................................................................................... Expiry date

Evers, Läslo G.

431

2nd Workshop on Computations in Nanotechnology  

E-print Network

2nd Workshop on Computations in Nanotechnology Keynote Speakers: Mark J. Biggs (Adelaide), Mark nanotechnology researchers Goal: Exposing computational analysis experts and nanotechnology experimentalists

Adler, Joan

432

The Second NASA Formal Methods Workshop 1992  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary goal of the workshop was to bring together formal methods researchers and aerospace industry engineers to investigate new opportunities for applying formal methods to aerospace problems. The first part of the workshop was tutorial in nature. The second part of the workshop explored the potential of formal methods to address current aerospace design and verification problems. The third part of the workshop involved on-line demonstrations of state-of-the-art formal verification tools. Also, a detailed survey was filled in by the attendees; the results of the survey are compiled.

Johnson, Sally C. (compiler); Holloway, C. Michael (compiler); Butler, Ricky W. (compiler)

1992-01-01

433

Place of death in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: a population based comparative study using death certificates data  

PubMed Central

Background Place of death represents an important indicator for end-of-life care policy making and is related to the quality of life of patients and their families. The aim of the paper is to analyse the place of death in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2011. Research questions were focused on factors influencing the place of death and specifically the likelihood of dying at home. Methods Whole population data from death certificates for all deaths in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2011 were used for bivariate and multivariate analyses. Separate analysis using binary logistic regression was conducted for subpopulation of patients who died from chronic conditions. Results The majority of population in both countries died in hospitals (58.4% the Czech Republic, 54.8% Slovakia), less than one-third died at home. In case of chronic conditions, death at home was significantly associated with underlying cause of death (cancer and heart failure), being male, age (older than 85, Slovakia only) and higher education (the Czech Republic only). Cancer and heart failure patients had higher chances to die at home than other chronic conditions. Conclusions Czech and Slovak patients with chronic conditions are more likely to die in hospitals than in some other European Union member countries. This finding should be addressed by policy makers in promoting home hospice care services and education in palliative care for staff in nursing homes and other end-of-life settings. PMID:24650214

2014-01-01

434

Conferences, Workshops, and Special Meetings in the Mathematical Sciences  

NSF Publications Database

Conferences, Workshops, and Special Meetings in the Mathematical Sciences Program Solicitation ... conference proposals that are submitted to them. Ordinarily, proposals for conferences, workshops ...

435

Phoneme Awareness Is a Key Component of Alphabetic Literacy Skills in Consistent and Inconsistent Orthographies: Evidence from Czech and English Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two studies investigated the importance of phoneme awareness relative to other predictors in the development of reading and spelling among children learning a consistent orthography (Czech) and an inconsistent orthography (English). In Study 1, structural equation models revealed that Czech (n=107) and English (n=71) data were fitted well by the…

Caravolas, Marketa; Volin, Jan; Hulme, Charles

2005-01-01

436

A longitudinal study of changes in retail formats and merchandise assortment in clothing retailing in the Czech Republic in the period 1994-1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

The changes in the Czech Republic brought by the transition process had a significant impact on all sectors of the economy and none more so than on retailing. Presents the initial findings of a long-term longitudinal study of clothing retailing in the Czech Republic examining the retail format and merchandise assortment structure of clothing retailing in the period of 1994-1999.

Jozefina Simova; Colin M. Clarke-Hill; Terry Robinson

2003-01-01

437

315Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2010 Dec; 154(4):315320. J. Hruda, V. Sramek, X. Leverve  

E-print Network

315Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2010 Dec; 154(4):315­320. Š J. Hruda, V and Intensive Care, St. Anne's University Hospital, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic E-mail: jan as a source of energy. In clinical practise a similar situa- tion occurs in intensive care when a

Paris-Sud XI, UniversitĂŠ de

438

Social and Physical Environmental Factors and Child Overweight in a Sample of American and Czech School-Aged Children: A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To compare environmental factors that influence body mass index for age (BMI-for-age) between a sample of American and Czech school-aged children. Design: Pilot study. A parent questionnaire and school visits were used to collect data from parents and children. Setting: Public schools in 1 American and 2 Czech cities. Participants:…

Humenikova, Lenka; Gates, Gail E.

2008-01-01

439

Ninth workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The attendance at the Workshop was similar to last year's with 123 registered participants of which 22 represented 8 foreign countries. A record number of technical papers (about 60) were submitted for presentation at the Workshop. The Program Committee, therefore, decided to have several parallel sessions to accommodate most of the papers. This format proved unpopular and will not be repeated. Many of the participants felt that the Workshop lost some of its unique qualities by having parallel sessions. The Workshop has always been held near the middle of December during examination week at Stanford. This timing was reviewed in an open discussion at the Workshop. The Program Committee subsequently decided to move the Workshop to January. The Tenth Workshop will be held on January 22-24, 1985. The theme of the Workshop this year was ''field developments worldwide''. The Program Committee addressed this theme by encouraging participants to submit field development papers, and by inviting several international authorities to give presentations at the Workshop. Field developments in at least twelve countries were reported: China, El Salvador, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United States. There were 58 technical presentations at the Workshop, of which 4 were not made available for publication. Several authors submitted papers not presented at the Workshop. However, these are included in the 60 papers of these Proceedings. The introductory address was given by Ron Toms of the U.S. Department of Energy, and the banquet speaker was A1 Cooper of Chevron Resources Company. An important contribution was made to the Workshop by the chairmen of the technical sessions. Other than Stanford Geothermal Program faculty members, they included: Don White (Field Developments), Bill D'Olier (Hydrothermal Systems), Herman Dykstra (Well Testing), Karsten Pruess (Well Testing), John Counsil (Reservoir Chemistry), Malcolm Mossman (Reservoir Chemistry), Greg Raasch (Production), Manny Nathenson (Injection), Susan Petty (Injection), Subir Sanyal (Simulation), Marty Molloy (Petrothermal), and Allen Moench (Reservoir Physics). The Workshop was organized by the Stanford Geothermal Program faculty, staff and students. We would like to thank Jean Cook, Joanne Hartford, Terri Ramey, Amy Osugi, and Marilyn King for their valued help with the Workshop arrangements and the Proceedings. We also owe thanks to the program students who arranged and operated the audio-visual equipment. The Ninth Workshop was supported by the Geothermal and Hydropower Technologies Division of the U . S . Department of Energy through contract DE-AT03-80SF11459. We deeply appreciate this continued support. H. J. Ramey, Jr., R. N. Horne, P. Kruger, W. E. Brigham, F. G. Miller, J. S . Gudmundsson -vii

Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Kruger, P.; Miller, F.G.; Horne, R.N.; Brigham, W.E.; Gudmundsson, J.S. (Stanford Geothermal Program)

1983-12-15

440

Imprint of the climate forcings in the long-term Czech temperature and precipitation series  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the key questions associated with the study of the past climate evolution is the issue of attribution, i.e. identification of the factors responsible for the observed changes and quantification of their effects. In this contribution, we apply a regression-based statistical analysis to reveal links between selected natural and anthropogenic climate forcings (related to solar and volcanic activity as well as atmospheric composition) and temperature and precipitation series representing local climate of the Czech Lands throughout the 19th and 20th century (calculated from homogeneous temperature and precipitation series for 10 and 14 stations respectively). In addition to the effects of the forcings themselves, their relationship to major climatic oscillations (especially ENSO and NAO) is studied, as well as their combined effect on the Czech temperature/precipitation signals. The results obtained confirm that the long-term evolution of Czech temperatures is dominated by the influence of the increasing amount of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (responsible for most of the observed warming) and, to a lesser degree, sulphate aerosols (cooling effect). A mild long-term warming combined with a periodic component also arises from variations of solar activity. The fraction of temperature variance explained by all the forcings is however substantially smaller than those for the mean global or hemispheric temperatures. No major influence of the forcing factors was found for the precipitation series (which, unlike temperature, does not exhibit any significant trend throughout the period analyzed). By application of artificial neural network-based transfer functions, we tested for the presence of nonlinear interactions in the links between forcings and temperature/precipitation; the detected nonlinearities were however weak, and simple linear regression thus seems appropriate for this type of analysis.

Mikšovský, Ji?í; Brázdil, Rudolf; Št?pánek, Petr; Pišoft, Petr

2013-04-01

441

Physical activity in the lifestyle of Czech university students: Meeting health recommendations  

PubMed Central

The decline of physical activity (PA) in adults as well as children and youth is a worldwide phenomenon. The aim of this study is to analyse the amount of PA in Czech university students’ daily lives. The research on university students was conducted as part of nationwide research on PA in the adult population of the Czech Republic. A total of 906 students at eight selected universities were asked to participate in this study. The response rate was 79.5%. We analysed data from 641 university students: 318 male [mean age 21.63 ą 1.73; mean Body Mass Index (BMI) 23.50 ą 1.91] and 323 female (mean age 21.08 ą 1.53; mean BMI 21.23 ą 2.20). The students wore Yamax SW-701 pedometers continuously for seven days. With respect to BMI, the recommendation of 10,000 steps per day on an average day was met by 76% of men and 68% of women of normal weight, 67% of male students who were overweight or obese and 85% of female students who were overweight or obese. Of all monitored days, in both females and males, the number of steps taken on Sunday was significantly lower (p < 0.0001) in comparison to other days of a week. No significant differences were found in the number of steps taken among students of normal weight, students who were overweight and students who were obese on any of the monitored days. The majority of Czech male university students are of normal weight. Only 9% of students meet the criterion of 10,000 steps every day. Approximately two-thirds of students meet the 10,000 steps daily criterion on four or more days per week. The lowest number of steps is taken on Sundays; this finding supports the need for intervention programmes to enhance PA on weekends. PMID:24251753

Sigmundova, Dagmar; Chmelik, Frantisek; Sigmund, Erik; Feltlova, Dana; Fromel, Karel

2013-01-01

442

Ethics Committee or Community? Examining the identity of Czech Ethics Committees in the period of transition.  

PubMed

Reflecting on a three year long exploratory research of ethics committees in the Czech Republic authors discuss the current role and identity of research ethics committees. The research of Czech ethics committees focused on both self-presentation and self-understanding of ECs members, and how other stakeholders (representatives of the pharmaceutical industry) view them. The exploratory research was based on formal and informal communication with the members of the ethics committees. Members of the research team took part at six regular voluntary meetings of the ethics committees' members, organised by the Forum of Czech Ethics Committees, and at three summer schools of medical ethics. There were realised twenty-five semi-structured interviews as well as six focus group sessions and a participant observation of several regular meetings of three ethics committees. On the grounds of experience from the interviews a simple questionnaire survey was realised among the members of the ethics committees. The ethics committees comprise a community of members working voluntarily, without claims to remuneration or prestige; the unifying goal is protection of subjects of research. The principal working methods are dialogue and agreement. The members of the ethics committees thus, among other things, create an informal community, which can be to a certain extent seen as a Kantian ethical community in a weak sense. The phenomenon of ethics committees can also be described by terms of an epistemic community and a community of practice. These concepts, which are borrowed from other authors and areas, are used as a way how to think of ECs role and identity a bit differently and are meant as a contribution to the current international debate on the topic. PMID:20675735

Simek, Jiri; Zamykalova, Lenka; Mesanyova, Marie

2010-09-01

443

Phytotoxicity tests of solid wastes and contaminated soils in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background, aim, and scope  The purpose of this study was to compare the suitability of different phytotoxicity testing procedures for the evaluation\\u000a of toxicity associated with both soil contamination and solid wastes, both of which can be of environmental risk to plants.\\u000a Ten different representative types of contaminated soils and solid waste samples were chosen from the Czech Republic.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Materials and

Vladimír Ko?í; Klára Mocová; Marie Kulovaná; Simona Vosáhlová

2010-01-01

444

Influenza and other acute respiratory diseases in the Czech Socialist Republic, 1969-1974*  

PubMed Central

Since 1969, the incidence of acute respiratory diseases (ARD) in the Czech Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia has been monitored by a special programme based on reports from 85 district epidemiological centres. In this paper, the incidence of ARD in three age groups, together with the incidence of complications and death rates, are presented for each season during the period 1969-1974. The significance of epidemiological observations and laboratory investigations relating to influenza and other ARD agents, such as parainfluenza viruses, adenoviruses, rhinoviruses, RS virus, coronaviruses, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae, is discussed. PMID:1088512

Strnad, P.; Tumova, B.; Syrucek, L.; Fedova, D.; Bruckova, M.; Kunzova, L.; Stumpa, A.; Strizova, V.; Berkovicova, V.; Losova, M.

1976-01-01

445

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results  

E-print Network

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results MIDDLE PARK Penland penstemon Š B.Jennings, CNHP and S. Panjabi. 2008. Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop: Middle Park Priority Action Area osterhoutii) Penland penstemon (Penstemon penlandii) Sponsored by the Colorado Rare Plant Conservation

446

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results  

E-print Network

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results NORTH PARK North Park phacelia Š F.Weston Focal................................................ 16 Kram, M., B. Neely and S. Panjabi. 2008. Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop: North Park Plant: North Park phacelia (Phacelia formosula) Sponsored by the Colorado Rare Plant Conservation

447

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results  

E-print Network

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results PAGOSA SPRINGS Plant Species of Focus Pagosa..................................................... 16 Kram, M., B. Neely, A.Oliver, and S. Panjabi. 2008. Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop skyrocket (Ipomopsis polyantha) Sponsored by the Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Initiative June 12, 2008

448

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results  

E-print Network

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results PICEANCE BASIN Dudley Bluffs bladderpod Š B. Neely and M. Kram. 2008. Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop: Piceance Priority Action Area (Physaria obcordata) Sponsored by the Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Initiative July 18, 2008 #12;Table

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Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results  

E-print Network

Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop Results ARKANSAS VALLEY BARRENS Golden blazing star Š S ................................................................................................................................ 13 Kram, M., S. Panjabi, B. Neely, and S. Kettler. 2008. Rare Plant Conservation Planning Workshop) Round-leaf four-o'clock (Oxybaphus rotundifolius) Sponsored by the Colorado Rare Plant Conservation

450

Publications, Reports, Workshops | Radiation Research Program (RRP)  

Cancer.gov

The Radiation Research Program participates in the development and planning of various initiatives through workshops and collaborations with consortia. These initiatives frequently result in reports, publications and sometimes video presentations of workshop proceedings. In addition, the Radiation Research Program staff publishes research reports and policy documents often.

451

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 ...

452

WASTE DISPOSAL WORKSHOPS: ANTHRAX CONTAMINATED WASTE  

E-print Network

WASTE DISPOSAL WORKSHOPS: ANTHRAX CONTAMINATED WASTE January 2010 Prepared for the Interagency left intentionally blank.] #12;Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy PNNL-SA-69994 under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 Waste Disposal Workshops: Anthrax-Contaminated Waste AM Lesperance JF Upton SL

453

X WORKSHOP ON NUCLEAR PHYSICS (WONP 2005)  

E-print Network

First Call X WORKSHOP ON NUCLEAR PHYSICS (WONP´ 2005) The X International Workshop on Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particles and Fields, Physics of Beams, Radiation Physics, Radiation Protection Manso Guevara Nuclear Physics Department Instituto Superior de Tecnologias y Ciencias Aplicadas (In

Stevenson, Paul

454

Texas Water Quality Board Teachers Workshop Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These materials are designed for teachers participating in an inservice workshop on water quality. Included in the materials are a workshop agenda, a water awareness pretest, and the various parameters and tests that are used to determine and measure water quality. The parameters are discussed from the standpoint of their potential impact to…

Texas Water Quality Board, Austin.

455

Workshop Reports Understanding Paleoclimate and Human Evolution  

E-print Network

Workshop Reports Understanding Paleoclimate and Human Evolution Through the Hominin Sites.10.2009 60 Scientific Drilling, No. 8, September 2009 Workshop Reports Understanding the evolution of humans, involving research in anthropology, archaeology, human genetics and genomics, and the earth sciences

Reiners, Peter W.

456

Workshop to Assess Innovative Solutions to Transportation  

E-print Network

Workshop to Assess Innovative Solutions to Transportation Needs in the Colonias Workshop Summary SWUTC/04/167151-1 Texas Transportation Institute Texas A&M University System College Station, Texas 77843-3135 Center for HUD's Colonias Program Southwest Region University Transportation Center #12

457

EPA'S INDOOR AIR/POLLUTION PREVENTION WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper discusses a workshop held as a step toward EPA's prioritizing potential areas of research for applying pollution prevention to indoor air quality (IAQ). he workshop involved technical experts in the fields of IAQ, pollution prevention, and selected industries. orkshop g...

458

Library Sign Systems. Workshop Program Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These program materials from the Library Sign Systems Workshop include a news story on the workshop; notes in outline form for a speech presented by Joe Sonderman, president of a graphic designs firm; and an annotated bibliography on signs and sign systems. The news release summarizes a presentation by Dorothy Pollet and Peter Haskell, editors of…

Ridgeway, Patricia M.

459

Tuesday 2 October Business Workshop One  

E-print Network

Solve Meeting Two: Researchers and Projects Tuesday 13 November Business Workshop Five: Social Media 101 Tuesday.30-19.00 Venue: Graduate Centre 3.10 This session will explore when and how to apply social media in yourTuesday 2 October Business Workshop One: What does a viable idea look like? Thursday 25 October i

Davies, Christopher

460

NSF WORKSHOP ON SCIENCE JOURNALISM Science Journalism  

E-print Network

/viewers). The workshop ex- plores science writing for a non-scientific audience. Par- ticipants will review examples of good science writing from media outlets like the New York Times, Washing- ton Post and New ScientistNSF WORKSHOP ON SCIENCE JOURNALISM Science Journalism: From 'Little Story on the Prairie

Holsinger, Kent

461

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 ...

462

Workshop on radiological techniques in sedimentation  

E-print Network

Workshop on radiological techniques in sedimentation studies: methods and applications Gary Hancock summarises the important issues raised during the 3 hour discussion period of the Workshop on "Radiological on radiological techniques in sedimentation studies V 235 chemical and biological changes in ecosystems

463

Entrepreneurship Education: Workshops and Entrepreneurial Intentions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data collected from participants in an entrepreneurship education workshop series, the author examined the series' impact and tested a model of entrepreneurial intentions incorporating social and psychological factors. He found that entrepreneurial disposition and workshop participation significantly influenced intentions, exposure to role…

Pruett, Mark

2012-01-01

464

TUS-CPS USERS' Workshop Agenda  

Cancer.gov

TUS-CPS USERS' Workshop October 23, 2007 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Hilton Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis, MN AGENDA I. Goals of Workshop & Description of TUS-CPS A. Welcome/Introduction/Goals .... 8:308:45 a.m. Anne Hartman B. CPS General

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Administering Writing Programs: A Workshop Leader's Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook describes a workshop designed to help administrative personnel improve school system writing programs. The handbook contains agendas for one-day and two-day workshops, and modules that provide (1) a case study of a writing program coordinator; (2) a discussion of the basic elements of a writing program, including program philosophy,…

Collins, John

466

Summary Report Public Health Workshop on the  

E-print Network

Summary Report Public Health Workshop on the Department of Health White Paper: Healthy Lives, Healthy People March 2011 #12;PUBLIC HEALTH WORKSHOP REPORT Department of Health White Paper: Healthy on Public Health, `Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England' on 30 November

Rambaut, Andrew

467

Academic excellence workshops in chemistry and physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Rose Mills

1999-01-01

468

PREFACE: 16th European White Dwarfs Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 16th European Workshop on White Dwarfs was held in Barcelona, Spain, from 30 June to 4 July 2008 at the premises of the UPC. Almost 120 participants from Europe (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, and several others), America (USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile), and other continents (Australia, South Africa, . . . ) attended the workshop. Among these

Enrique Garcia-Berro; Margarita Hernanz; Jordi Isern; Santiago Torres

2009-01-01

469

Key learnings from IAS electrical safety workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a brief history and summarizes key learnings derived from the Electrical Safety Workshops sponsored by the IAS since 1992. The learnings from this paper serve as a reference resource in organizing similar workshops, planning and implementing safety programs, developing training media, improving product safety design, and identifying improvement opportunities in development of standards and regulations

S. Bonner; K. Eastwood; H. II Landis Floyd; S. Jamil; D. P. Liggett; D. A. Pace; C. Satish

2000-01-01

470

International Workshop Responses of Vegetation and Human  

E-print Network

During three years, thanks to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF SCOPES) support, a joint Swiss the workshop, the SNF SCOPES project members will introduce the participating scholars as well as the general public to the outcomes of the SNF-SCOPES project. Workshop Program 14 June 2013 Arrival in Melitopol

Bern, Universität

471

Man and His Environment (Environmental Workshop).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph presents what was originally designed as a nine-week course in population ecology. The course guide is intended to provide the teacher and student with a basic framework for an environmental workshop. Learning objectives are not listed, based on the intent that they be developed as teachers and students interact during the workshop

Henderson, Paula; Dillner, Harry

472

Workshopping for Faculty: Report to CCC Thinktank.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many writing teachers agree that peer review is a beneficial experience for student writers. Recently, this experience has also been made available to faculty members at San Diego State University through a faculty writers' workshop. In the workshops, listeners give constructive criticism while at the same time pointing out what works well and…

Emery, Laura

473

A Workshop on Distance Education in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a workshop which was held for the academic and technical personnel of the Chinese Central Broadcasting and Television University (CCTU). The purpose of the workshop was to describe recent developments in distance education, principally in Great Britain, and contrast this with experiences in other parts of the world. (Author/LLS)

Neilson, Bob

1981-01-01

474

Workshop on Children and Domestic Abuse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop coordinates with the publication of a volume of "The Future of Children." The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers, policymakers, health providers, and law enforcement to review available research literature on children and domestic violence. Topics that were addressed include prevalence and effect of exposure to…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children, Youth, and Families.

475

Workshop on thin film thermal conductivity measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

On a subject of considerable import to the laser-induced damage community, a two day workshop on the topic, Thin Film Thermal Conductivity Measurement was held as part of the 13th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties at the University of Colorado in Boulder CO, June 25 and 26, 1997. The Workshop consisted of 4 sessions of 17 oral presentations and two discussion

Albert Feldman; Naira M. Balzaretti; Arthur H. Guenther

1998-01-01

476

Introduction to MATLAB SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop  

E-print Network

Introduction to MATLAB SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop May 21, 2007 SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop Introduction to MATLAB #12;Overview 1 Basics ¡ Defining Vectors and Matrices ¡ Operators 2 Programming in MATLAB ¡ Scripts vs. Functions ¡ Programming Syntax 3 MATLAB Functions ¡ For Vectors and Matrices

477

Biosecurity for Aquaculture Rend Lake Workshop  

E-print Network

Workshop #12;Federal Regulations Federal: USDA-APHIS, USFWS, USEPA, FDA USDA-APHIS; Issue Federal Orders regulations Rend Lake Biosecurity Workshop #12;Regulatory International Federal StateState Local Rend Lake and regional organizations Regulate through Aquatic Animal Health Code Assure the sanitary safety

478

The National Workshop on Clean Energy Education  

E-print Network

The National Workshop on Clean Energy Education ENERGYLITERACY Recommendations and Strategies Full Report #12;THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CLEAN ENERGY EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-reaching benefits to the nation. We need to advance our economic and industrial competitiveness, assure a long

Gilbert, Matthew

479

Thomas Kaiser Panel Statements UWB Workshop  

E-print Network

DP caused by the antenna pattern TX RX Reflector #12;Slide 8 Thomas Kaiser Panel Statements ­ UWB antennas 1. Direct path arrives first #12;Slide 10 Thomas Kaiser Panel Statements ­ UWB Workshop Santa Thomas Kaiser Panel Statements ­ UWB Workshop Santa Monica, April 11-12, 2006 Bowtie Antenna Simulation

Southern California, University of

480

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

481

Workshop report: planning for Coastal Climatologies  

E-print Network

Workshop report: planning for Coastal Climatologies in the southeastern United states January 2004-PUB January 2004 Workshop Report: Planning for Coastal Climatologies in the Southeastern United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) are developing a series of coastal climatologies. These climatologies

Gamble, Douglas W.

482

Genetic epidemiology of MODY in the Czech republic: new mutations in the MODY genes HNF-4? , GCK and HNF-1?  

Microsoft Academic Search

  \\u000a \\u000a Aims\\/hypothesis. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and nature of mutations in HNF4?\\/MODY1, GCK\\/MODY2 and HNF-1?\\/MODY3 genes\\u000a in Czech subjects with clinical diagnosis of MODY.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods. We studied 61 unrelated index probands of Czech origin (28 males, 33 females) with a clinical diagnosis of MODY and 202 family\\u000a members. The mean age of probands was

S. Pruhova; J. Ek; J. Lebl; Z. Sumnik; F. Saudek; M. Andel; O. Pedersen; T. Hansen

2003-01-01

483

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

484

Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report provides a record of the proceedings and recommendations of Workshop 3 of the Series, which was held in San Diego, California, March 19-21, 2001. Materials such as the Workshop agenda and participant lists as well as complete citations of all references and a glossary of terms and acronyms appear in the Appendices. Workshop 3 builds on the deliberations and findings of the earlier workshops in the Series, which have been reported separately. During Workshop 3, five individual sub-groups were formed to discuss the following topics: (1) Unifying Properties of Life, (2) Morphological organization and chemical properties, (3) Geochemical and geophysical properties, (4) Chemical Method and (5) Cell Biology Methods.

Race, Margaret S. (Editor); Nealson, Kenneth H.; Rummel, John D. (Editor); Acevedo, Sara E. (Editor); Devincenzi, Donald L. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

485

The US 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In preparation for the Total Solar Eclipse that will span across the United States in 2017, multiple eclipse workshops are being planned to bring together professional and amateur researchers, educators, and imagers. Our ultimate goal with these workshops is to maximize the amount and quality of data we can collect during the eclipse as well as to leverage this exciting event to educate and inspire people of all ages. Part of the workshops will be dedicated to discussing the science that can be learned from observing total solar eclipses, and part of the workshops will be dedicated to strategizing about how to mobilize and prepare communities in the path of totality. In this poster, we will share our preliminary results from the inaugural workshop in Maryland, April 2012.

Arndt, Martina B.; Habbal, S. R.; Wind Sherpas, Solar

2012-05-01

486

Junior Electronics Workshops and Their Questionnaires Reviews  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, a trial to educate electronics for both elementary pupils and junior-high students is reported. A “making your own radio” workshop for elementary kids features a paper-craft resonator made of toilet paper cores and an empty box of tissue papers as well as solder-less main radio circuit. For elder elementary and junior-high pupils, a workshop making a bat detector (an ultra-sonic receiver) is provided to help their summer vacation research. Both workshops are planned to enlarge students wishing to knock the door of electronics. Also, we report questionnaires results for those workshops and follow up research results for bat detector workshop. Those results show that both children and parents long for good experiences on science/electronics materials and these experiences are important for future human resources in scientific fields including analog electronics.

Muto, Cosy; Maruta, Shuichiro; Noyori, Kazumasa; Yanaida, Masashi

487

Assembling the Skylab Orbital Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This photograph was taken during installation of floor grids on the upper and lower floors inside the Skylab Orbital Workshop at the McDornell Douglas plant at Huntington Beach, California. 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.

1970-01-01

488

Rudolph Koenig's workshop of sound  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rudolph Koenig's workshop was a busy meeting place for instruments, ideas, experiments, demonstrations, craft traditions, and business. Starting around 1860 it was also the place in Paris where people discovered the new science of sound emerging from the studies of Hermann von Helmholtz in Germany. Koenig built Helmholtz's ideas into apparatus, created new instruments, and spread them throughout the scientific and musical world. Through his own research, he also became Helmholtz's strongest critic. This paper looks at the activities of this unique space, and, in particular, how it contributed to the protracted disputes over an elusive acoustical phenomenon called the combination tone. Many of these instruments became standard teaching and demonstration apparatus.

Pantalony, David A.

2001-05-01

489

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

490

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

491

National Severe Weather Workshop 2005  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Severe Weather Workshop 2005 is "a national forum for emergency management and media to exchange information and techniques for public safety during severe weather." The website supplies the tentative agenda for the three-day conference March 3-5, which includes many speeches from NOAA's weather partners in Norman. Interested visitors can find information on registration materials, opportunities to exhibit, and lodging. While information is not yet available on the planning members, users can find links to the sponsors and a notice about free radar and spotter training.

492

Workshop on Solar Electric Propulsion  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 or potential problems that may be associated with SEP are not well understood nor clearly identified, and system level phenomena such as interaction of thruster plume with the solar arrays cannot be simulated in a ground test. Therefore, an end-to-end system flight test is required to demonstrate solar electric propulsion.

Bents, David; Marvin, Dean

1993-01-01

493

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.

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Workshop on Constraint-Based Methods for Bioinformatics  

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WCB 12 Workshop on Constraint-Based Methods for Bioinformatics September 8th , 2012 Proceedings Rolf Backofen and Sebastian Will #12;Workshop on Constraint-Based Methods for Bioinformatics (WCB12) #12;Workshop on Constraint-Based Methods for Bioinformatics (WCB12) #12;Workshop on Constraint

St Andrews, University of

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BioNLP 2014 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing  

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ACL 2014 BioNLP 2014 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing Proceedings of the Workshop following the course set by the first ACL workshop on Natural Language Processing in the Biomedical Domain and natural language processing. The panel introduc