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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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Methane and carbon dioxide adsorption capacity of bituminous coals from the Ostrava-Karvina Coal District, Upper Silesian Basin, Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the context of a joint Czech-German project, experimental and analytical methods are being applied to improve the understanding of compositional variation of coal-related gas in the SW part of the Upper Silesian Basin (Czech Republic). According to present understanding, the gas composition is controlled by generation (thermal vs. microbial), migration and adsorption/desorption processes. In particular the effects of the sorption processes on the chemical and isotopic composition of coal gases are only poorly explored. During the first stage of this project, the gas adsorption capacity has been determined for coal samples representing the paralic Ostrava Formation (Namurian A) and the limnic Karviná Formation (Namurian B-C). For this purpose, high pressure adsorption isotherms have been measured for methane and carbon dioxide on medium and low volatile bituminous coal (VRr 1.2-1.8%) from the production face of two collieries in the study area. Adsorption isotherms have been measured for pressures up to 25 MPa for CO2 and up to 17 MPa for methane at 20Ë? C and 45Ë? C. Isotherms were measured on dry, moisture-equilibrated and "as received" samples (moisture content: 0.5-1.7%, mineral-matter-free) using a manometric method. Sorption capacities for CH4 at 45Ë? C ranged from 18 to 27 Std. cm3/g (0.7 to 1.1 mmol/g) coal, dry ash-free (daf), showing an increase of sorption capacity with increasing coal rank. For CO2, sorption capacities were generally higher than for methane, ranging from 35-40 Std. cm3/g (1.4-1.7 mmol/g) coal (daf). Equilibrium moisture contents, determined by a modified ASTM method, were significantly higher than the "as received" moisture. Sorption capacities measured on moisture-equilibrated samples were generally lower than those measured on dry or "as received" samples. Methane excess sorption isotherms show a type I Langmuir form and could be approximated using the Langmuir function. Excess sorption isotherms for CO2 show a decrease in the pressure region close to the critical point and require a modified approximation that takes into account the density of the adsorbed phase. Calculated density values for the adsorbed phase ranged between 1.1 and 1.2 g/cm3. Results of the sorption experiments will be presented and discussed in the context of coal rank and composition and in comparison with coals from other regions.

Weniger, P.; Busch, A.; Krooss, B. M.; Francu, J.; Francu, E.

2009-04-01

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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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NATO Workshop Explores World-Wide Nitrate Problems Czech Hydrologist Avery  

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]aroslav Vrba, an internationally known authority on water pollution presented the Avery Lecture of many pumping wells. And this type of water pollution is from the application of fertilizersNATO Workshop Explores World-Wide Nitrate Problems Czech Hydrologist Avery Lecturer on Pollution

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-04-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-01-15

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The Czech economic transition  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThe processes that will drive the next stage of the Czech transition are likely to be similar to those promoting real convergence in the countries of the EU periphery. We draw on previous modeling research on these latter economies to construct and calibrate a small macrosectoral model of the Czech Republic. Model simulations explore some key policy issues facing CEE-country

Frank Barry; John Bradley; Michal Kejak; David Vavra

2003-01-01

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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, I??k; Fojtova, Lucie; Lamich, David; Bednarik, Martin

2013-01-01

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Czech Basic Course: Folklore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is designed for use in the advanced phase of the Defense Language Institute's "Basic Course" in Czech. It is used in the advanced phase as a part of cultural background information. Reading selections, with vocabulary lists, include: (1) ethnography; (2) incantations and spells; (3) proverbs, sayings, and weather lore; (4) fairy tales…

Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.

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Czech Student Attitudes towards Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kubiatko, Milan; Janko, Tomas; Mrazkova, Katerina

2012-01-01

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Ragweed in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the last years, a well documented expansion ofragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., Ambrosia trifida L.) over the Mediterranean andtemperate Europe has been in progress. The currentdistribution of ragweed plants in the Czech Republicis summarized and the ragweed pollen concentration asmonitored by 12 pollen stations in the country isdiscussed. The present situation in the ragweed pollensensitization among children and adults with

Ond?ej Rybní?ek; Bronislava Novotná; Eliška Rybní?kova; Kamil Rybní?ek

2000-01-01

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Rapid solution in CZECH campaign  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Local Analysis Centre of Geodetic Observatory Pecny (LAC GOP) carries out long time processing of observations from the most of Czech GNSS permanent sites in so-called CZECH campaign. In year 2009, a new processing using rapid orbits was started. The main purpose of the processing is to check stability of involved permanent sites in reasonable time after observation (till next morning) to ensure sites' stability in national reference frame for land surveying. Several months of parallel processing shows that stability of the rapid solution is comparable with standard post-processing. This paper summaries comparison of rapid and post-processing solutions and tests of long time stability based on combination of these two solutions, especially to detect changes of sites' position with minimum delay.

Filler, Vratislav; Kostelecký, Jakub

2010-05-01

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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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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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Ecological persistence in the Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian, Namurian A) Megafloral record of the Upper Silesian Basin, Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

The Serpukhovian (Namurian A) stratigraphy of the Ostrava Formation, Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Czech Republic, consists of coal-bearing paralic sediments underlain by marine deposits in a cyclothemic nature similar to those in the Pennsylvanian of Euramerica. The thickness of the formation exceeds 3000 m, in which >170 coals are identified in a foreland basin setting. Fifty-five genetic cycles are identified in the present study, using transgressional erosional surfaces as lower and upper boundaries. Terrestrial plant-macrofossil assemblages are preserved within each cycle, mostly associated with coals, and these represent a sampling of the coastal plain vegetation. New high-precision isotope dilution-thermal ionization mass spectrometry U-Pb ages on zircons from tonsteins of two coals provide chronometric constraints for the Serpukhovian. Unweighted Pair Group Method with Arithmetic Mean clustering and Bayesian statistical classification group macrofloral assemblages into four distinct stratigraphic clusters, with assemblages persisting for <18 cycles before compositional change. Cycle duration, based on Ludmila (328.84{+-}0.16 Ma) and Karel (328.01{+-}0.08 Ma) tonsteins, overlaps the short-period (100 kyr) eccentricity cycle at the 95% confidence interval. These dates push the beginning of the Serpukhovian several million years deeper in time. An estimate for the Visean-Serpukhovian boundary is proposed at similar to 330 Ma. Late Mississippian wetland ecosystems persisted for >1.8 million years before regional perturbation, extirpation, or extinction of taxa occurred. Significant changes in the composition of macrofloral clusters occur across major marine intervals.

Gastaldo, R.A.; Purkynova, E.; Simunek, Z.; Schmitz, M.D. [Colby College, Waterville, ME (United States). Dept. of Geology

2009-05-15

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Radon program of the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

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

Petrová, K; Pravdová, E

2014-07-01

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Czech Republic to Become Member of ESO  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

2006-12-01

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A Simple Czech and English Probabilistic Tagger: A Comparison.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experiment compared the tagging of two languages: Czech, a highly inflected language with a high degree of ambiguity, and English. For Czech, the corpus was one gathered in the 1970s at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences; for English, it was the Wall Street Journal corpus. Results indicate 81.53 percent accuracy for Czech and 96.83 percent…

Hladka, Barbora; Hajic, Jan

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Czech Women in Physics—Progress and Problems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A survey of the present situation for women in physics in the Czech Republic shows some improvements and some stagnation. Statistics are presented and suggestions are made for further improvement of the problems of Czech women physicists and scientists. Recent achievements of Czech women in physics are presented.

Heyrovska, Raji; Kodymova, Jarmila; Hamplova, Vera

2009-04-01

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Overview of the Czech Republic research and technology development activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first part of the article briefly introduces the Association of Aviation Manufacturers of the Czech Republic (ALV) and its international cooperation. The second part describes the general organization and funding of R&TD in the Czech Republic and gives some examples of aeronautical developmental and research activities in the Czech Republic. The final part shows general possible ways to facilitate

Karel Paiger; Vlastimil Havelka

2001-01-01

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Early Childhood Presentation of Czech Dysplasia  

PubMed Central

Czech dysplasia, metatarsal type is an autosomal dominant skeletal disorder that is characterized by early-onset, progressive arthritis, brachydactyly of the 3rd and 4th toes, and characteristic radiographic findings in patients of normal stature. Patients with Czech dysplasia typically present in late childhood or later. In the present report, whole exome sequencing identified a mutation in COL2A1 (c.823C>T, p.R275C) known to be associated with Czech dysplasia in a 3.5 year old female who had a family history of early-onset arthritis and who was asymptomatic except for prominent knees. The use of whole exome sequencing facilitated diagnosis of this rare disease (less than 15 families in the literature) in the presymptomatic period and thus enabled us to provide early anticipatory guidance and genetic counseling for the family. PMID:23448908

Burrage, Lindsay C.; Lu, James T.; Liu, David S.; Moss, Timothy J.; Gibbs, Richard; Schlesinger, Alan E.; Bacino, Carlos A.; Campeau, Philippe M.; Lee, Brendan H.

2013-01-01

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Workshop Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews a leadership development aerospace educators workshop held at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, July 22, 1977, and an introductory/advanced aerospace workshop held at Central Washington State College. (SL)

Journal of Aerospace Education, 1977

1977-01-01

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Police Integrity and the Czech Police Officers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Velvet Revolution of 1989 ended the socialist period in former Czechoslovakia. Sixteen years after the transition toward democratic policing, we explore the integrity contours of the Czech police. In the summer of 2005, we surveyed more than 600 police officers from East Bohemia regarding their perceptions about the seriousness of police corruption, the appropriate punishment such misconduct deserves and

Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovlc; Tara OConnor Shelley

2007-01-01

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Rank and Degree in Czech Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mauch, James

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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. PMID:25419124

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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Whom Rests Today's Czech School Culture On?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This contribution is another partial outcome of a three-year-project aimed at the recognition of the culture of Czech schools and its development strategies. The data we herewith interpret have been obtained through a questionnaire survey focusing on key areas of school operation (consent in main principles of school operation; creation and…

Pol, Milan; Hlouskova, Lenka; Novotny, Petr; Zounek, Jiri

2003-01-01

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Innovative Teachers at Today's Czech Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Novotny, Petr

2003-01-01

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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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Ris-R-1322 (EN) Danish-Czech Wind Resource Know-  

E-print Network

and their impact on wind energy utilization in the Czech Republic. A problematic existing Czech wind farm project on Wind Energy 15 6 Review of Czech Wind Resource Study 17 6.1 Czech wind atlas 17 6.2 Comparison with Wind Atlas examples. 17 6.3 General impression 17 7 Evaluation of Czech Wind Energy Tariffs 18 7.1 Base

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2012-06-29

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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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Health tourism in a Czech health spa.  

PubMed

This paper is about the changing shape of health tourism in a Czech spa town. The research focuses on balneotherapy as a traditional Czech healing technique, which involves complex drinking and bathing therapies, as it is increasingly being incorporated into the development of a Czech health tourism industry. Today, the health tourism industry in Mariánske Lázne is attempting to 'harmoniously' combine three elements--balneology, travel and business activities. One detects subtle shifts and consequent incongruities as doctors struggle for control over the medical portion of spa hotels. At the same time, marketing groups are creating new packages for a general clientele, and the implementation of these new packages de-medicalizes balneotherapy. Related to the issue of the doctor's authority in the spa, the changes occurring with the privatization of tourism entails the entrance of 'tourists' to Mariánske Lázne who are not necessarily seeking spa treatment but who are still staying at spa hotels. There is a general consensus among spa doctors and employees that balneotherapy has become commodified. Thus, while balneotherapy remains a traditional form of therapy, the commercial context in which it exists has created a new form of health tourism. PMID:21563003

Speier, Amy R

2011-04-01

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Aktivity Czech ICT Alliance na podporu inovac Michal Zlesk, Jitka Studenkov  

E-print Network

Aktivity Czech ICT Alliance na podporu inovací Michal Zålesåk, Jitka Studeníkovå Czech ICT Alliance Pedstavení Czech ICT Alliance Czech ICT Alliance je oficiålní exportní aliance pro ICT vlådní agentury Czech okruhy: ¡ Aktivity v zahranicí ¡ Aktivity v CR ¡ Podpora inovací ¡ PrbznÊ aktivity Czech ICT Alliance se

Savicky, Petr

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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 epilog  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It was a great pleasure for me to have helped organize this workshop. I am grateful to all the contributors for their talks and for providing the written contributions contained in these Proceedings. I am also grateful to Steve Holt for his single-minded determination to make this workshop a reality and a success.

Bennett, Charles L.

1991-04-01

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Family Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Family Workshop is an informal, multidisciplined educational program for adults and children, organized by a team of teachers. This article discusses the Lavender Hill Family Workshop, one of many, which attempts to provide education in various subject areas for adults and for children while also integrating both objectives in order to educate…

Bennett, Dave; Rees-Jones, Tanny

1978-01-01

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CLEF-2006 CL-SR at Maryland: English and Czech  

E-print Network

CLEF-2006 CL-SR at Maryland: English and Czech Jianqiang Wang Department of Library and Information Park, MD 20740 oard@glue.umd.edu Abstract The University of Maryland participated in the English and Czech tasks. For English, one monolingual run using only fields based on fully automatic transcription

Oard, Doug

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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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Vocational Education and Training Reform in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report on vocational education and training (VET) in the Czech Republic consists of a condensed description of the present situation in VET and analysis of the main challenges facing VET reform in the country. Chapter 1 offers basic data on the Czech Republic. Chapter 2 describes main features of the VET system, strategic objectives for VET,…

European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).

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The mercury burden of the Czech population: An integrated approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper an integrated approach in assessment of the population exposure from various sources of total mercury (THg) oral intake in the Czech Republic is presented. The information on total mercury levels in diet, drinking water, surface urban soil and body fluids and tissues stem from the Czech national Environmental Health Monitoring System (EHMS) operated since 1994. The THg

Vladimíra Puklová; Andrea Krsková; Milena ?erná; Mája ?ejchanová; Irena ?eh??ková; Ji?í Ruprich; Karel Kratzer; R?žena Kubínová; Magdaléna Zimová

2010-01-01

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The academic voice in English and Czech higher education quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Patricie Mertova; Len Webster

2009-01-01

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The Czech Way of Inclusion through an Experiential Education Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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Workshop Reports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

2012-04-01

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Summer Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-01-01

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

E-print Network

-study of wind speeds inside the country as well as an investigation of the electricity tariffs and their impact 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

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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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Interactive Workshops--Workshop 6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-01-01

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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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Variable Star and Exoplanet Section of the Czech Astronomical Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Brát, L.; Zejda, M.

2010-12-01

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Wordland Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perlish, Harvey Neil

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Teacher workshops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1993-01-01

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Winter Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Council of Outdoor Educators of Quebec, Montreal.

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Sesame Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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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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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78 FR 70574 - Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia; Determinations On the basis...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia of grain-oriented electrical...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia. Accordingly,...

2013-11-26

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Astronomy Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Astronomy Workshop from the University of Maryland features interactives, animations, calculators, and other online computer-assisted learning tools enabling middle-school and older students to investigate the solar system and the universe. Units allow students to investigate astronomical distances and the size of objects in the universe; examine what might happen if objects collide; investigate orbital mechanics; visualize the distribution and motions of objects in the solar system; and many other topics.

Dr. Douglas P. Hamilton

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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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Warning against the dangers of wildfires in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many fire risk models have been developed for various temporal and spatial scales and application purposes. The integrated warning service in the Czech Republic is used for wildfire risk assessment model of FDI (Fire Danger Index). The FDI model is being developed in the Doksany observatory based on evaluation of weather conditions. FDI model describes danger of wildfire for vegetation covered countryside. There are five levels of danger: 1 - very low risk, 2 - low risk, 3 - moderate risk, 4 - high risk, 5 - very high risk. Simply say higher index value, reflects to higher risk of wildfire. As input data, the model uses measured values from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute stations network as well as ALADIN's model predicted conditions. The modelling process computes upper soil profile moisture, surface moistening and the spreading speed of fire. Early warning system for wildfires prevention in the Czech Republic is used since 2006.

Mozny, M.; Bares, D.; Virag, M.; Stalmacher, J.

2009-04-01

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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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[Problems on Czech anatomical nomenclature in forensic medicine].  

PubMed

The paper describes the medico-legal language style of texts which are often meant for non-medical scholars. Traditionally, the Czech language has been used in forensic medicine, instead of Latin (words with Latin roots). The paper also presents requirements for the language style of medico-legal texts as we have found them in academic publications. The core of the paper is an analysis of the anatomical terms extracted from autopsy protocols. We focus on designation of those anatomical structures which do not have their established Czech equivalents. Possibilities of a future research of the Czech anatomical nomenclature standardization for speech recognition (e.g., autopsy protocols) are mentioned. PMID:19764355

Necas, P; Hejna, P

2009-07-01

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On some quantitative properties of Czech ? in newsreading.  

PubMed

This research examines the distributional characteristics of Czech ? in terms of the number of contacts (periods). The traditional claim that this consonant is produced with two or more contacts is challenged by the empirical evidence of ? realized in connected speech (newsreading style). The results of the study show that the most common variant of the (?) variable is a one-contact alveolar sound, with the multiple-contact realization of ? being extremely rare. The role of eight linguistic variables is assessed in order to find out which factors are most likely to influence the number of contacts of Czech ?. Some questions are discussed concerning its current definition as a trill. PMID:24923314

Pavlík, Radoslav

2014-01-01

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Cancer Incidence and Mortality in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Background: The Czech Republic ranks among the countries with the highest cancer burden in Europe as well as worldwide. The purpose of this study is to summarize longterm trends in the cancer burden and to provide up?to?date estimates of incidence and mortality rates after 2011. Data and Methods: The Czech National Cancer Registry (CNCR) was instituted in 1977 and contains information collected over a 34year period of standardized registration covering 100% of cancer dia-gnoses within the entire Czech population. The CNCR analysis is supported by demographic data and by the Death Records Database. An overview of the epidemiology of malignant tumors in the Czech population is available online at www.svod.cz. Results: All neoplasms, including nonmelanoma skin cancer, reached a crude incidence rate of almost 802 cases per 100,000 men and 681 cases per 100,000 women in 2011. The annual mortality rate exceeded 258 deaths per 100,000 individuals; in other words, more than 27,000 individuals die of cancer each year. The overall incidence of malignancies has increased with a growth index of +27.6% during the last decade (2001-?2011), while the mortality rate has been stabilized over the time span (growth index in 2001-?2011: -?5.0%). Consequently, the prevalence has significantly increased in the observed period and exceeded 475,000 cases in 2011. In addition to demographic aging of the Czech population, the cancer burden has also increased due to the growing incidence of multiple primary tumors (recently more than 15% of the total incidence). The most frequent dia-gnoses include colorectal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Although some neoplasms are increasingly dia-gnosed at an early stage (e. g. the proportion of stage I or II was 75.3% for female breast cancer and 84.2% for skin melanoma), the numbers of early dia-gnosed cases are generally insufficient, even in the case of highly prevalent cancers such as colorectal carcinoma (only 46.1% of incident cases are dia-gnosed at stage I or II, according to recent data). Conclusion: Populationbased data on malignant tumors are available in the Czech Republic. The data survey can help us define national cancer management priorities. The current priority is to achieve a sustained reduction of cases dia-gnosed at an advanced stage and reduction of the significant regional differences in dia-gnostic efficiency.Key words: epidemiology -? incidence -? mortality -? Czech Republic - neoplasms, multiple primary - staging - Czech National Cancer Registry. PMID:25493580

Dusek, L; Muzik, J; Maluskova, D; Májek, O; Pavlík, T; Koptíková, J; Melichar, B; Büchler, T; Fínek, J; Cibula, D; Babjuk, M; Svoboda, M; Vyzula, R; Ryska, A; Ryska, M; Petera, J; Abrahámová, J

2014-01-01

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Czech Archaeologists in Uzbekistan Discover Bronze Age Irrigation System  

E-print Network

Czech Archaeologists in Uzbekistan Discover Bronze Age Irrigation System Compiled 20.11.2014 16 they discovered was settlements dating back to the Iron and Bronze Ages, including a well-preserved irrigation, with branches leading to several localities. If the canal is confirmed to have originated in the late Bronze Age

Cerveny, Vlastislav

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COIL-related activities in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation is an historical overview of the activities related to the Chemical Oxygen- Iodine Laser conducted in the Czech Republic. It includes small scale basic research, both the experimental and the theoretical, with a view to particular topics of this laser system in the cw and the pulsed regime of generation.

Jarmila Kodymova; Otomar Spalek; Karel Rohlena; Jaroslav Beranek

1996-01-01

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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

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Environmental conservation of medieval Tel? Heritage Castle, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tel? Castle is unique to Czech Heritage and was added to the UNESCO list of cultural monuments in 1992. This paper is an exemplar of the action to be taken in such buildings and will give the reader an appreciation of the scientific understanding and good building practice required to renovate and maintain such structures.

Jagjit Singh

1994-01-01

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Innovation and Education Policy in SMEs: A Czech Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

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Parasitic helminths of reptiles (Reptilia) in South Moravia (Czech Republic).  

PubMed

An helminthological investigation of 104 reptile species was carried out in south Moravia (Czech Republic). We examined Lacerta viridis, L. agilis, Anguis fragilis, Natrix natrix, Coronella austriaca and Vipera berus. Twelve species of parasites were found. Among these, Nematoda occurred most often, followed by Trematoda and Cestoda. No Acanthocephala were detected. PMID:15565461

Borkovcová, M; Kopriva, J

2005-01-01

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Israeli Intelligence and the Czech–Egyptian Arms Deal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article uses records, recently made available, to shed new light on the way Israeli intelligence evaluated and interpreted the political and military implications of the Czech–Egyptian arms deal (1955). The evidence suggests that the intelligence services did not have the capabilities to cope with such an event. For the first two months following public exposure of the deal, intelligence

Ohad Leslau

2012-01-01

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Monitoring Indoor Air Quality in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a pilot monitoring project which was started in the 4 largest cities in the Czech Republic in autumn 1994 with the aim of measuring the levels and finding the sources of pollutants in the dwellings of families with pre-school aged children. Questionnaires were distributed to parents of 1,200 children attending kindergartens, following which measurements were made in

Hana Drahonovská; Petr Gajdoš

1997-01-01

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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

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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

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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

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Workshop Registration The workshop registration fee includes workshop  

E-print Network

, South Korea on August 4-6, 2010. SWAT workshops will be held on August 2-3, 2010 at the Korea Institute Korea Institute of Construction Technology Water Resources Research Division E-mail: nwkim&Workshops August2-3,2010 SWATWorkshops Ilsan,Korea August4-6,2010 SWATConference Seoul,Korea The Korean

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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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DIAPER INDUSTRY WORKSHOP REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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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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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

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Workshop Materials Fall 2008  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Participant materials for IA Workshop I & II. For viewing and printing convenience each resource is a pdf. For your convenience, there is a link to download the free Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader Workshop I Handout - pdf Workshop II Handout - pdf IA Review Rubric - pdf - This is an editable pdf. When opened click on a star to indicate your selection. PBL Journal - pdf - You need to fill this out between workshop I and workshop II. PBL Cheat Sheet - pdf - If you want to use Problem-based learning, this has some recommendations. PBL Learning Shell Project - An Instructional Architect you can copy ...

Heather

2009-02-25

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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

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Distribution of KIR genes in the Czech population.  

PubMed

Killer cells immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are a family of inhibitory and activating receptors expressed mainly by natural killer (NK) cells and few subsets of T lymphocytes. KIRs regulate NK cells' activity through interactions with specific HLA class I molecules and other yet unknown ligands presented on target cells. At present, 17 KIR genes and pseudogenes have been identified. As the number of KIR genes in different haplotypes varies, a wide range of genotypes in different ethnic populations may be observed. In our study, 125 healthy non-related Czech individuals were KIR typed both by sequence-specific primers and by sequence-specific oligonucleotide KIR genotyping methods. Thirty-eight different genotypes were observed in the Czech population and all 16 KIR genes known to date were found. Framework genes KIR 3DL3, KIR 2DL4, KIR 3DL2 and the pseudogene KIR 3DP1 were present in all individuals. The most frequent non-framework KIR genes detected in the Czech population were: KIR 2DL1 (95%), KIR 3DL1 (94%), KIR 2DS4 (92%) and the pseudogene 2DP1 (94%). Human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-C typing demonstrated prevalence of the C1/C2 heterozygosity (43%) and C1 homozygosity (41%) over the C2 heterozygosity. One hundred and twenty individuals from our panel carried at least one inhibitory KIR for the corresponding HLA-C group found in the genotype. Gene frequencies and found genotypes demonstrated similarity of the Czech population's KIR repertoire with the KIR repertoires of other Caucasian populations studied before. PMID:18186800

Pavlova, Y; Kolesar, L; Striz, I; Jabor, A; Slavcev, A

2008-02-01

85

The Development of Accounting Higher Education in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg (1316–1378) introduced the first known regular bookkeeping into Bohemia. He required keeping\\u000a records about royal and manorial funds. At that time Czech accounting followed the older German patterns and corresponded\\u000a slightly to the fragmentary single-entry bookkeeping system (cash, receivables, property, and debts).\\u000a \\u000a Charles IV sent for Italian experts in order to manage finance and accounting

Miloslav Janhuba

86

Democratization, crime, punishment and public attitudes in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the partial results of three surveys of the Czech public regarding the issues of crime and punishment.\\u000a As rising levels of crime have accompanied the democratic transition, so have rising calls for increased repression of criminal\\u000a offenders, such as strong opinions in favor of reinstating the death penalty. At the same time, however, various other factors\\u000a in

Jiri Burianek

1997-01-01

87

Trajectories of fetal loss in the czech republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using data for 555,038 pregnancies conceived in the Czech Republic in 1987-1990, we show that pronounced differences in fetal\\u000a survival in the middle trimester of pregnancy by marital status, educational level, and labor force attachment become much\\u000a smaller at full term; survival differences by age at conception and number of previous deliveries show relatively constant\\u000a proportional hazards throughout gestation. Social

Elwood Carlson; Jan M. Hoem; Jitka Rychtarikova

1999-01-01

88

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

89

Identification of factors affecting birth rate in Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article is concerned with identifying economic factors primarily that affect birth rates in Czech Republic. To find the relationship between the magnitudes, we used the multivariate regression analysis and for modeling, we used a time series of annual values (1994-2011) both economic indicators and indicators related to demographics. Due to potential problems with apparent dependence we first cleansed all series obtained from the Czech Statistical Office using first differences. It is clear from the final model that meets all assumptions that there is a positive correlation between birth rates and the financial situation of households. We described the financial situation of households by GDP per capita, gross wages and consumer price index. As expected a positive correlation was proved for GDP per capita and gross wages and negative dependence was proved for the consumer price index. In addition to these economic variables in the model there were used also demographic characteristics of the workforce and the number of employed people. It can be stated that if the Czech Republic wants to support an increase in the birth rate, it is necessary to consider the financial support for households with small children.

Zámková, Martina; Blašková, Veronika

2013-10-01

90

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

Cancer.gov

Skip to Content Search this site Publications, Reports, Workshops Main Published Workshop and Working Group Reports Workshop Presentations and Reports Selected RRP Staff Publications Last Updated: 05/15/14 Workshop Presentations and Reports Workshop

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PREFACE: European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis is an annual event that has been organised since 2003 by Control Engineering departments of several European universities in Germany, France, the UK, Poland, Italy, Hungary and Denmark. The overall planning of the workshops is conducted by the Intelligent Control and Diagnosis (ICD) steering committee. This year's ACD workshop took place at HTW Berlin (University of Applied Sciences) and was organised by the Control Engineering group of School of Engineering I of HTW Berlin. 38 papers were presented at ACD 2014, with contributions spanning a variety of fields in modern control science: Discrete control, nonlinear control, model predictive control, system identification, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control, control applications, applications of fuzzy logic, as well as modelling and simulation, the latter two forming a basis for all tasks in modern control. Three interesting and high-quality plenary lectures were delivered. The first plenary speaker was Wolfgang Weber from Pepperl+Fuchs, a German manufacturer of state-of-the-art industrial sensors and process interfaces. The second and third plenary speakers were two internationally high-ranked researchers in their respective fields, Prof. Didier Theilliol from Université de Lorraine and Prof. Carsten Scherer from Universität Stuttgart. Taken together, the three plenary lectures sought to contribute to closing the gap between theory and applications. On behalf of the whole ACD 2014 organising committee, we would like to thank all those who submitted papers and participated in the workshop. We hope it was a fruitful and memorable event for all. Together we are looking forward to the next ACD workshop in 2015 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Horst Schulte (General Chair), Sören Georg (Programme Chair)

Schulte, Horst; Georg, Sören

2014-12-01

92

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

93

Solar education project workshop  

SciTech Connect

A summary of proceedings of the Solar Education Project Workshop is presented. The workshop had as its focus the dissemination of curriculum materials developed by the Solar Energy Project of the New York State Department of Education under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy. It includes, in addition to presentations by speakers and workshop leaders, specific comments from participants regarding materials available and energy-related activities underway in their respective states and suggested strategies from them for ongoing dissemination efforts.

Smith, J.B.

1980-10-31

94

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

95

Modelling the impact of land cover changes in the Czech Republic on sediment delivery  

Microsoft Academic Search

At present large collective fields in the Czech Republic are being split up into smaller spatial units. Moreover, a large number of former state farms are abandoned, resulting in an increase of the area of set-aside land. Between 1990 and 2000 the area of pasture land in the Czech Republic increased 150%. The ongoing landscape dynamics has a significant impact

A. Van Rompaey; J. Krasa; T. Dostal

2007-01-01

96

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

97

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The Czech Republic is almost the only country in the central Europe which continues with the construction of nuclear power reactors. Its small territory and dense population causes public worries concerning the disposal of the spent nuclear fuel. The Czech nuclear scientists and the power companies and the nuclear industries are therefore looking for alterative solutions. The Los Alamos ATW

Rostislav Mach

1995-01-01

98

USING ERS SAR INTERFEROMETRY FOR DEM CREATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lubos Kucera

99

AIRCREW EXPOSURE ONBOARD A CZECH AIRLINES AIRCRAFT; INDIVIDUAL MONITORING OF AIRCREW  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contribution presents new results related to the aircraft crew exposure onboard aircraft of Czech air companies. First the results of long term monitoring onboard of an aircraft of Czech Airlines are presented. The monitoring has been performed in the period May - December 2005, more than 500 individual flights have been followed. MDU-Liulin Si-diode based spectrometer was used, together

O. Ploc; F. Spurný

100

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Macek, Petr; Bejcek, Josef; Vanickova, Jitka

2007-01-01

101

Czech Republic and indicative targets of the European Union for electricity generation from renewable sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2010, the Czech Republic was one of the states of the European Union, which met the indicative target for the share of renewable energy sources in gross electricity consumption. That year, gross electricity generation from renewable sources amounted to a total volume of 5851GWh, which corresponds to 8.24% of gross electricity consumption in the Czech Republic in the given

Martin Sivek; Pavel Kavina

2012-01-01

102

Harmful Occurrence of Rosy Rustic Moth (Hydraecia micacea) (Noctuidae, Lepidoptera) on Hop in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

ŠEDIVÝ J., BORN P., VOST ?EL J. (2005): Harmful occurrence of Rosy rustic moth (Hydraecia micacea) (Noc- tuidae: Lepidoptera) on hop in the Czech Republic. Plant Protect. Sci., 41: 150-157. The Rosy rustic moth ( Hydraecia micacea) has been a pest of hop in Czech hop regions for a long time. It causes most severe damages in hop gardens infested

JOSEF ŠEDIV Ý; PETR BORN

103

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

104

Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains the agenda and presentation abstracts for the Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop, sponsored by NASA, DOE, and NIST. The workshop covered thermal barrier coating (TBC) issues related to applications, processing, properties, and modeling. The intent of the workshop was to highlight the state of knowledge on TBC's and to identify critical gaps in knowledge that may hinder TBC use in advanced applications. The workshop goals were achieved through presentations by 22 speakers representing industry, academia, and government as well as through extensive discussion periods.

Brindley, W. J. (compiler); Lee, W. Y. (compiler); Goedjen, J. G. (compiler); Dapkunas, S. J. (compiler)

1995-01-01

105

CARE 3 User's Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1988-01-01

106

GPR use and activities in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Stryk, Josef; Matula, Radek

2014-05-01

107

CONTAMINATION OF CZECH RIVERS AND DREISSENA POLYMORPHA WITH PCBs FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE ORTHO SIDE CHLORINATED  

E-print Network

CONTAMINATION OF CZECH RIVERS AND DREISSENA POLYMORPHA WITH PCBs FROM THE POINT OF VIEW Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czech Academy of Sciences, RozvojovĂĄ 135, 16502 Prague 6, Czech bio-available chemicals. The concentration found after their exposure has certain variability due

Cirkva, Vladimir

108

Economic value added as an instrument of the efficiency´s evaluation in the conditions of the Czech capital market  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper defines economic value added as an instrument of the efficiency’s evaluation in the Czech capital market. EVA is a new evaluation criterion of efficiency in the Czech Republic and in practice it is not much applied in the Czech companies. EVA is just used for big companies. Typical representatives of these companies are companies on the Prague Stock

Petra R??ková

2008-01-01

109

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

110

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-09-15

111

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Janouch, František; Mach, Rostislav

1995-09-01

112

DFNB49 is an important cause of non-syndromic deafness in Czech Roma patients but not in the general Czech population.  

PubMed

Due to endogamy, the Roma have a higher risk for autosomal recessive (AR) disorders. We used homozygosity mapping on single-nucleotide polymorphism chips in one Czech Roma consanguineous family with non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL). The second largest homozygous region in a deaf patient was mapped to the previously reported DFNB49 region. The MARVELD2 gene was recently reported as a causal gene for NSHL DFNB49. Sequencing of the MARVELD2 gene revealed a previously reported homozygous mutation c.1331+2 T>C (IVS4 + 2 T>C) in the deaf child. Subsequently, the same mutation was found in two more Roma families from an additional 19 unrelated Czech Roma patients with deafness tested for the MARVELD2 gene. To explore the importance of MARVELD2 mutations and DFNB49 for the general Czech and Central European population with early hearing loss we also tested 40 unrelated Czech patients with AR NSHL. No pathogenic mutation in the MARVELD2 gene was found in a group of 40 Czech non-Roma patients. Mutations in the MARVELD2 gene seem to be a significant cause of early NSHL in Czech Roma and this gene should be tested in this group of patients after GJB2. PMID:22097895

Šafka Brožková, D; Lašt?vková, J; Št?pánková, H; Kr?tová, M; Trková, M; Myška, P; Seeman, P

2012-12-01

113

Magnetic Suspension Technology Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. R. Keckler; N. J. Groom; C. P. Britcher

1993-01-01

114

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.

115

Experiences of the first PICC team in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The first specialist nursing team placing peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in the Czech Republic was established in September 2012. During 2013 the team placed 167 PICCs and 162 midline catheters. In another 6 patients the insertion was not successful. PICCs were inserted mainly for oncology patients; while midline catheters were inserted for patients admitted to general wards. Average duration of catheter insertion was 91 days (range 7-285 days) for PICCs and 14 days (range 2-40 days) for midline catheters. During follow up of PICCs, catheter infection rate was 0.3/1000 days, vein thrombosis rate 0.4/1000 days, catheter occlusion 0.4/1000 days, and catheter displacement 0.33/1000 days. For midline catheters infection rate was 1.4/1000 days, vein thrombosis 5.2/1000 days, catheter occlusion 2.6/1000 days, and catheter displacement 2.2/1000 days. The authors hope that these results will motivate other hospitals in the Czech republic to establish PICC teams, as in other European countries. PMID:25616129

Lisova, Katerina; Paulinova, Vendula; Zemanova, Katerina; Hromadkova, Jaroslava

2015-01-01

116

Diaper industry workshop report  

SciTech Connect

The report is the product of a one-day workshop on the diaper industry that was sponsored by the U.S. EPA. Four topics covered during the workshop were public health and safety, recycling, composting, and product life cycle analysis. The primary objective of the workshop was to identify areas within the diaper industry that need further research in order to lessen the adverse impacts that diapers have on the environment. Summaries of each of the four topics as well as summaries of discussion comments and research needs identified during the workshop are included in the report. A large number of research ideas were generated during the workshop. These ideas included determining the health risks associated with handling diapers, developing methods for improving the recyclability of plastics used in diapers, determining where diaper-related life cycle analysis should begin and end, and determining the economic viability of composting.

Not Available

1991-05-01

117

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

118

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

119

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

120

Probabilistic Software Workshop Probabilistic Software Workshop  

E-print Network

products. ¡ NIST Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, instruments, software programs, and materials such identification imply a recommendation or it imply that any of the materials, instruments or equipment identified Workshop ISHI 2014 09/29/2014 5 Likelihood Ratio Likelihood Ratios in Forensic DNA Work ¡ We evaluate

121

Computer Aided Drafting Workshop. Workshop Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mini-course and article are presentations from a workshop on computer-aided drafting. The purpose of the mini-course is to assist drafting instructors in updating their occupational knowledge to include computer-aided drafting (CAD). Topics covered in the course include general computer information, the computer in drafting, CAD terminology,…

Goetsch, David L.

122

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

123

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).

124

Wavelet and Eigen-Space Feature Extraction for Classification of Metallography Images  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this contribution a comparison of two approaches for classification of metallography images from the steel plant of Mittal Steel Ostrava plc (Ostrava, Czech Republic) is presented. The aim of the classification is to monitor the pro- cess quality in the steel plant. The first classifier represents images by feature vec- tors extracted using the wavelet transformation, while the feature

Pavel Praks; Marcin Grzegorzek; Rudolf Moravec; Ladislav Válek; Ebroul Izquierdo

2007-01-01

125

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

126

Job satisfaction and subjective well-being among Czech nurses.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-04-01

127

Czech version of Rey Auditory Verbal Learning test: normative data.  

PubMed

The present study provides normative data stratified by age for the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning test Czech version (RAVLT) derived from a sample of 306 cognitively normal subjects (20-85 years). Participants met strict inclusion criteria (absence of any active or past neurological or psychiatric disorder) and performed within normal limits on other neuropsychological measures. Our analyses revealed significant relationships between most RAVLT indices and age and education. Normative data are provided not only for basic RAVLT scores, but for the first time also for a variety of derived (gained/lost access, primacy/recency effect) and error scores. The study confirmed a logarithmic character of the learning slope and is consistent with other studies. It enables the clinician to evaluate more precisely subject's RAVLT memory performance on a vast number of indices and can be viewed as a concrete example of Quantified Process Approach to neuropsychological assessment. PMID:24344673

Bezdicek, Ondrej; Stepankova, Hana; Moták, Ladislav; Axelrod, Bradley N; Woodard, John L; Preiss, Marek; Nikolai, Tomáš; R?ži?ka, Evžen; Poreh, Amir

2014-01-01

128

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

129

Workshops & Outcomes — Provocative Questions  

Cancer.gov

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

130

Horizon 2020 Proposal Workshop  

E-print Network

Horizon 2020 Proposal Workshop "Marie Sklodowska Curie ­ Proposals for Individual fellowships" 16th Research Cooperation, University of Potsdam) 10:40 ­ 11:30 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions ­ Individual

Potsdam, Universität

131

GEOTHERMAL EFFLUENT SAMPLING WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

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

132

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

133

An Aerospace Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the 16-day, 10,000 mile national tour of the nation's major aerospace research and development centers by 65 students enrolled in Central Washington State College's Summer Aerospace Workshop. (Author/MB)

Hill, Bill

1972-01-01

134

A Workshop Approach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Jones, Ithel

1999-11-01

135

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

E-print Network

with them to America, a nationalism that sought inspiration from and continuity with the medieval Bohemian kingdom. Franti?ek Palack? (1798-1876), political patriarch of Czech nationalism from the Revolution of 1848 until his death, was foremost a...

Chroust, David Z.

2010-07-14

136

Nutrition and Genomics Workshop  

Cancer.gov

This workshop was a joint NCI, USDA, and American Society for Nutritional Sciences effort to raise awareness of the linkages between nutrients and genes as determinants of growth, development, and disease risk. The ultimate goal was to promote the use of new and innovative gene technologies in the science of nutrition. This workshop capitalized on the expertise of various disciplines to showcase opportunities for examining nutrients as modifiers of genes and gene products.

137

OEXP Analysis Tools Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication summarizes the software needs and available analysis tools presented at the OEXP Analysis Tools Workshop held at the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia on June 21 to 22, 1988. The objective of the workshop was to identify available spacecraft system (and subsystem) analysis and engineering design tools, and mission planning and analysis software that could be used for various NASA Office of Exploration (code Z) studies, specifically lunar and Mars missions.

Garrett, L. Bernard; Wright, Robert L.; Badi, Deborah; Findlay, John T.

1988-01-01

138

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

139

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

140

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

141

Resistance of Apple Varieties and Selections to Erwinia amylovora in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Korba J., Šillerová J., K?dela V. (2008): Resistance of apple varieties and selections to Erwinia amylovora in the Czech Republic. Plant Protect. Sci., 44: 91-96. Sixty-four apple cultivars and selections of potential interest to apple producers and plant breeders in the Czech Republic were tested for their relative resistance to the fire blight pathogen over six years. Level of fire

Josef KORBA

142

Development of forest carbon stock and wood production in the Czech Republic until 2060  

Microsoft Academic Search

– \\u000a \\u000a • This study describes the scenarios of likely development of carbon pools in managed forest ecosystems of the Czech Republic.\\u000a The analysis was based on a matrix scenario model (EFISCEN), adopting a novel parameterization based on forest stand site\\u000a types and forest typology. The model was constrained by practical management rules as prescribed by the Czech Forestry Act\\u000a and

Emil Cienciala; Zuzana Exnerová; Mart-Jan Schelhaas

2008-01-01

143

LPHYS'13: 22nd International Laser Physics Workshop (Prague, 15–19 July 2013)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 22nd annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'13) will be held from 15–19 July 2013 in the city of Prague, Czech Republic, at the Hotel Krystal and Czech Technical University hosted this year by the Institute of Physics ASCR and Czech Technical University in Prague. LPHYS'13 continues a series of workshops that took place in Dubna, 1992; Dubna/Volga river tour, 1993; New York, 1994; Moscow/Volga river tour (jointly with NATO SILAP Workshop), 1995; Moscow, 1996; Prague, 1997; Berlin, 1998; Budapest, 1999; Bordeaux, 2000; Moscow, 2001; Bratislava, 2002; Hamburg, 2003; Trieste, 2004; Kyoto, 2005; Lausanne, 2006; León, 2007; Trondheim, 2008; Barcelona, 2009; Foz do Iguaçu, 2010; Sarajevo, 2011; and Calgary, 2012. The total number of participants this year is expected to be about 400. In the past, annual participation was typically from over 30 countries. 2013 Chairmen: Miroslav Jelinek (Czech Republic) and Pavel P Pashinin (Russia) LPHYS'13 will offer eight scientific section seminars and one general symposium: Seminar 1 Modern Trends in Laser Physics Seminar 2 Strong Field & Attosecond Physics Seminar 3 Biophotonics Seminar 4 Physics of Lasers Seminar 5 Nonlinear Optics & Spectroscopy Seminar 6 Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms Seminar 7 Quantum Information Science Seminar 8 Fiber Optics Symposium Extreme Light Technologies, Science and Applications Abstract of your presentation A one-page abstract should contain: title; list of all co-authors (the name of the speaker underlined); affiliations; correspondence addresses including phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses; and the text of the abstract. Abstracts should be sent to the following co-chairs of the scientific seminars and the symposium: Kirill A Prokhorov (Seminar 1) E-mail: cyrpro@gpi.ru Mikhail V Fedorov (Seminar 2) E-mail: fedorov@ran.gpi.ru Sergey A Gonchukov (Seminar 3) E-mail: gonchukov@mephi.ru Ivan A Shcherbakov (Seminar 4) E-mail: gbufetova@lsk.gpi.ru Vladimir A Makarov (Seminar 5) E-mail: makarov@msu.ilc.edu.ru Vyacheslav I Yukalov (Seminar 6) E-mail: yukalov@theor.jinr.ru Sergei P Kulik (Seminar 7) E-mail: sergei.kulik@gmail.com Sergey A Babin (Seminar 8) E-mail: babin@iae.nsk.su Nikolay B Narozhny (Symposium) E-mail: narozhny@theor.mephi.ru Deadlines Sending an entry visa support form, if needed: 15 April 2013 Receiving an abstract of your presentation: 15 April 2013 Sending a registration form: 15 April 2013 Workshop early payment fee: 15 April 2013 Workshop full payment fee: 1 July 2013 Workshop full payment fee at the conference site: on arrival On-campus accommodation reservation (recommended): 15 May 2013 Manuscript to be published in the Workshop proceedings: 15 December 2013 Additional information for LPHYS'13 can be found at www.lasphys.com

Yevseyev, Alexander V.

2013-04-01

144

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

145

Conducting Effective Staff Development Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bishop, Kay; Janczak, Sue

2005-01-01

146

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

147

Radiocaesium levels in game in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The paper summarizes results of monitoring of (137)Cs activities in game species roaming in the woods over the territory of the Czech Republic for the time interval of 1986-2012. Geometric means and other statistical characteristics were estimated from the data sets on the assumption of log-normal distribution of the data from the time interval 2004-2012 where the character of data distribution had displayed no significant change. Geometric means (in Bq/kg) in meat were: wild boar 5.1, red deer 1.9, roe deer 0.77 and feathered game 0.14. The mean value in the less frequent game amounted to 0.36 Bq/kg. The geometrical standard deviation (GSD) widely varied from 1.6 to 21 for the studied species. Based on mass activity dependence on time, we assessed the effective and environmental half-lives of activity decline. For red deer and roe deer, the effective (137)Cs half-life was 2.9 and 3.2 years, and environmental half-life 3.2 and 3.6 years respectively. The effective half-life of (137)Cs in wild boar of 38 years was determined with large uncertainty and it shows constant influx of (137)Cs activity to the digestive tract of wild boars. A statistically significant season-based (137)Cs level was found in red deer and wild boar. Higher winter and spring activities of (137)Cs in wild boar are linked with decreasing access to naturally occurring food with lower (137)Cs content (chestnuts, acorns, and beech nuts), making boar grub around for ground-deposited food (often for mushrooms with higher activity). Higher winter activities of (137)Cs in red deer meat, most probably, are due to lower access to green diet in winter. The average annual committed effective dose for Czech population based on estimates of game species meat consumption between 2004 and 2012 was insignificant, only 0.03 ?Sv. PMID:25464037

Skrkal, Jan; Rulík, Petr; Fantínová, Karin; Mihalík, Ján; Timková, Jana

2015-01-01

148

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

149

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

150

[Waterborne diseases outbreaks in the Czech Republic, 1995-2005].  

PubMed

Despite considerable advances in drinking water safety assurance and adherence to the public health standards, waterborne diaseases outbreaks have still been observed even in industrialized countries. The study objective was to map such outbreaks in the Czech Republic in 1995-2005. In this study, an outbreak is the occurrence of more cases of disease than normally expected within a specific place over a given period of time and a waterborne disease is a disease where water is the vehicle or source of infection. The data on waterborne outbreaks was obtained from the EPIDAT database (national infectious diseases reporting system) information provided by epidemiologists of all regional public health authorities and the National Reference Laboratory for Legionella. In 1995 - 2005, 33 outbreaks with water indicated as the route of transmission were recorded in the Czech Republic. The leading cause was unsafe drinking water (27 outbreaks), mainly from wells (19 outbreaks); nevertheless, the most serious consequences were observed in two outbreaks caused by microbiologically contaminated hot water. Other sources of waterborne infection were mineral water springs, a swimming pool and a brook. The total of reported cases of waterborne diseases was 1655, 356 hospitalisations and ten deaths due to legionellosis were recorded. The highest number of outbreaks (7) as well as the highest number of cases (841) were reported in 1997. Comparison of two five-year periods, i.e. 1996-2000 and 2001-2005, showed a nearly one third decrease in the total of outbreaks and a half reduction in the total of cases in the latter. In view of the limited length of monitoring, it is not possible to say with certainty whether it is a random distribution or an actual trend. Almost two thirds of cases were diagnosed as acute gastroenteritis of probable infectious origin and other frequent waterborne diseases were viral hepatitis A and bacillary dysentery. When analyzing the described outbreaks, it should be taken into account that only the diagnosed and reported outbreak cases are covered, while the actual number of cases is likely to be underreported. Although no evidence is available that any vast and serious waterborne diseases outbreaks escaped reporting, some small and less serious outbreaks may have occurred unnoticed. In the future, the diagnosis, investigation and evaluation of waterborne diseases outbreaks should be improved, among others by implementing an evidence-based classification system and issuing regular surveys of outbreaks and their causes which would be helpful in preventing failures in other similar water sources. PMID:19750823

Kozísek, F; Jeligová, H; Dvoráková, A

2009-08-01

151

Workshop Physics. FIPSE Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Laws, Priscilla W.

152

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

153

Chromosome 19 International Workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Second International Workshop on Human Chromosome 19 was hosted on January 25 and 26, 1992, by the Department of Human Genetics, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands, at the 'Meerdal Conference Center'. The workshop was supported by a grant from the European Community obtained through HUGO, the Dutch Research Organization (NWO) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Travel support for American participants was provided by the Department of Energy. The goals of this workshop were to produce genetic, physical and integrated maps of chromosome 19, to identify inconsistencies and gaps, and to discuss and exchange resources and techniques available for the completion of these maps. The second day of the meeting was largely devoted to region or disease specific efforts. In particular, the meeting served as a platform for assessing and discussing the recent progress made into the molecular elucidation of myotonic dystrophy.

Pericak-Vance, M.A. (Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). Medical Center); Ropers, H.H. (Univ. Hospital Nijmegen, (The Netherlands). Dept. of Human Genetics); Carrano, A.J. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States))

1993-01-04

154

Czech Infrasonic Monitoring System - Measurements in an Earthquake Epicenter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-12-01

155

Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis in Adults: The Czech Republic Experience  

PubMed Central

Background. Listeria monocytogenes (LM) is currently the third most frequent pathogen of bacterial meningitis in adults. Methods. A prospective study of patients with LM meningitis in a Czech tertiary care hospital, carried out from 1997 to 2012. Results. Thirty-one patients were diagnosed with LM meningitis, which was 7% of a total of 440 adult patients with acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) over a 16-year period. Their median age was 63 years, range 26–80 years. Nineteen patients (61%) had underlying immunocompromising comorbidity; 15 patients (48%) were older than 65 years. Fourteen patients (45%) had arterial hypertension. The typical triad of fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status was present in 21 patients (68%). The median count of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leukocytes was 680/?L, protein level 2.6?g/L, and glucose ratio 0.28. Four patients (13%) died, and nine (29%) survived with moderate to severe sequelae. Conclusion. LM meningitis is known to affect immunosuppressed and elderly patients. Arterial hypertension seems to be another important predisposing factor. Clinical symptoms, CSF findings, and disease outcomes, did not significantly differ from other community-acquired ABM in our study, although the CSF leukocyte count was lower. Ampicillin showed good clinical and bacteriological efficacy in the majority of patients. PMID:24106719

Rozsypal, Hanus; Smiskova, Dita; Benes, Jiri

2013-01-01

156

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

157

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

158

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

159

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.

160

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

161

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lacinová, Martina; Munzar, Jan; Franc, Marek

2007-02-01

162

Mortality trends of lung cancer in Austria and the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

This paper concerns itself with possible reasons for differences in lung cancer (ICD9-162) mortality rates in Austria and the Czech Republic. Lung cancer mortality in Austrian men reached its peak in 1973 and decreased gradually after a plateau by 23% since then, while the Czech mortality rate in men was constantly increasing till 1986 and then started to decline by 21% till 1998. As far as women in both countries are concerned, the risk of dying from lung cancer has risen dramatically for the last 20 years. In Czech men the mortality rate between 1970-1998 was significantly higher than in Austrian men while in women the death rates were closely similar. Differences cannot be explained by different smoking habits. In the past occupational exposure to cancerogenic agents in the Czech Republic was certainly one of the futile factors for the different lung cancer mortality rates. However, nowadays, Austria and the Czech Republic have to cope with similar problems particularly with an increasing number of children and adolescents (especially females) starting smoking very early. Activities to prevent children and adolescents from starting or stopping to smoke will be the only way to control lung cancer epidemic in the 21st century. PMID:11712675

Karimian-Teherani, D; Vutuc, C; Janout, V

2001-01-01

163

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-04-01

164

Unidata Summer 2003 WorkshopUnidata Summer 2003 Workshop --Expanding HorizonsExpanding Horizons  

E-print Network

Unidata Summer 2003 WorkshopUnidata Summer 2003 Workshop -- Expanding HorizonsExpanding Horizons Center #12;Unidata Summer 2003 WorkshopUnidata Summer 2003 Workshop -- Expanding HorizonsIDV as an Integrator SummarySummary #12;Unidata Summer 2003 WorkshopUnidata Summer 2003 Workshop -- Expanding Horizons

165

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

166

Space Processing Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Gravitational effects on electrodeposition were studied on the KC-135 aircraft parabolic flight paths. An experiment to investigate the effect of the hyperthermal atomic oxygen atmosphere on sensitive surfaces was flown on Space Shuttle Flight STS-18. A participant list and schedule for the Fluids Experiment System (FES) Workshop are given.

1984-01-01

167

NABC 19 Workshops Summary  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

There were three Breakout Workshops held during NABC 19 with the following topics: 1) Sustainability: Impacts and Issues, 2) Technology: Biomass, Fuels, and Coproducts, and 3) Economics and Sustainability. There were seven breakout groups for each of the topics with each group having a Facilitat...

168

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

169

Grant Workshop Overview  

Cancer.gov

NCI CPFP Grant Workshop Overview January 3-7, 2005 Monday, 1/3: 1) review course materials 2) discuss grant nomenclature; grant “anatomy” 3) identify sources of information and assistance/grant targets Tuesday, 1/4: Advice from the Funders Carolyn

170

Quantum Information Science Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2005-11-20

171

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 ...

172

Writing Workshop in Preschool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preschoolers may be novices in the area of writing but, as this article highlights, they are indeed writers. In a year-long ethnography of preschoolers during structured writing time the teacher/researcher explored how students adapted to a writing workshop format. Students participated in daily journal writing and sharing, and weekly conference…

King, Kelly A.

2012-01-01

173

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

174

Workshop on Cosmogenic Nuclides  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Abstracts of papers presented at the Workshop on Cosmogenic Nuclides are compiled. The major topic areas covered include: new techniques for measuring nuclides such as tandem accelerator and resonance mass spectrometry; solar modulation of cosmic rays; pre-irradiation histories of extraterrestrial materials; terrestrial studies; simulations and cross sections; nuclide production rate calculations; and meteoritic nuclides.

Reedy, R. C. (editor); Englert, P. (editor)

1986-01-01

175

Radiation Source Replacement Workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes a Radiation Source Replacement Workshop in Houston Texas on October 27-28, 2010, which provided a forum for industry and researchers to exchange information and to discuss the issues relating to replacement of AmBe, and potentially other isotope sources used in well logging.

Griffin, Jeffrey W.; Moran, Traci L.; Bond, Leonard J.

2010-12-01

176

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

177

Photovoltaic module reliability workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 to 1990. The reliability photovoltaic (PV) modules\\/systems is exceedingly important along with the initial cost and efficiency of modules if the PV

L. Mrig

1990-01-01

178

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

179

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

180

Roadmap Internet Training Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Roadmap Internet Training Workshop is a free Internet navigation seminar available in step-by-step lessons. It will teach you how to send email, join and unjoin mailing lists, perform remote logins, use the Web, FTP, Gopher and much more. All lessons are posted on the gopher site and can be completed at the student's pace. gopher to:

181

Flywheel energy storage workshop  

SciTech Connect

Since the November 1993 Flywheel Workshop, there has been a major surge of interest in Flywheel Energy Storage. Numerous flywheel programs have been funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), by the Department of Energy (DOE) through the Hybrid Vehicle Program, and by private investment. Several new prototype systems have been built and are being tested. The operational performance characteristics of flywheel energy storage are being recognized as attractive for a number of potential applications. Programs are underway to develop flywheels for cars, buses, boats, trains, satellites, and for electric utility applications such as power quality, uninterruptible power supplies, and load leveling. With the tremendous amount of flywheel activity during the last two years, this workshop should again provide an excellent opportunity for presentation of new information. This workshop is jointly sponsored by ARPA and DOE to provide a review of the status of current flywheel programs and to provide a forum for presentation of new flywheel technology. Technology areas of interest include flywheel applications, flywheel systems, design, materials, fabrication, assembly, safety & containment, ball bearings, magnetic bearings, motor/generators, power electronics, mounting systems, test procedures, and systems integration. Information from the workshop will help guide ARPA & DOE planning for future flywheel programs. This document is comprised of detailed viewgraphs.

O`Kain, D.; Carmack, J. [comps.

1995-12-31

182

A Physics Teaching Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a workshop for graduate students and faculty members that focused on improvement of teaching methods. Topics included were: common weaknesses of inexperienced lecturers, diagnosing teaching weaknesses, elements of a good lecture, creating an atmosphere of participation, Piaget's developmental psychology, behavioral objectives,…

Brouwer, W.

1980-01-01

183

Windows Phone 7 workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

Are you interested to write an application or a game and make it available on Windows Phone 7 devices through Microsoft's Marketplace? At the workshop, we will demonstrate how you can build Windows Phone 7 applications or games, what tools are available, what public sector specific applications have been created, how you can publish your applications, etc. We will answer

Joel Reyes; Zhiming Xue

2011-01-01

184

Polar Ozone Workshop. Abstracts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Aikin, Arthur C.

1988-01-01

185

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...

186

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce speaks with Ed Murphy, State Geologi...

187

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS scientist Chris Schenk speaks with Congressman Rick Berg of North Dakota....

188

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce speaks to reporters about how USGS m...

189

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce speaks with Senator Hoeven....

190

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce addresses industry officials and the...

191

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. Senator Hoeven addresses industry officials and the media, explaining that the oil and gas i...

192

PROCEEDINGS WORKSHOP ON  

E-print Network

Industrial Crops Using Safflower as a Model 34 WORKSHOP PAPERS Introduction to and Principles of Confinement Opportunities for Confinement of Rice by Donna H. Mitten 99 Confining Safflower Pollen During Regeneration Seed and Volunteers of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) by Linda M. Hall and M. A. McPherson 110 PMP

Pappu, Hanu R.

193

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.

194

'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 ...

195

Room Arrangement. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shepherd, Wendy; And Others

1997-01-01

196

World without Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author examines the history of segregation for blind and handicapped persons and the relationship of segregation to social attitudes and opportunities. He also questions the relevance of sheltered workshops today. The El Paso Lighthouse "enclave with industry" program is presented as one model for moving toward a "natural proportion"…

Winkley, William M.

1985-01-01

197

Paper Title: Continuity and Change across Regimes: The Case of the Czech Union for the Protection of Nature  

Microsoft Academic Search

To understand how NGOs cope with significant transitions, we studied the Czech Union for the Protection of Nature (CSOP), a conservation organization in the Czech Republic that has endured since 1979. We conducted ten depth interviews with members of the organization's governing council, with each being in office for one or more time periods from shortly before the fall of

JoAnn Carmin; Deborah Balser

198

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jan Vymazal

2002-01-01

199

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

200

Fottea 8(2): 133146, 2008 133 Epipelic cyanobacteria and algae: a case study from Czech ponds  

E-print Network

Fottea 8(2): 133­146, 2008 133 Epipelic cyanobacteria and algae: a case study from Czech ponds Petr, CZ-771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic Abstract: The present paper focuses on the epipelic cyanobacteria, cyanobacteria, desmids, ecology Introduction Epipelic algae can perform a range of ecosystem functions

201

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

202

75 FR 69046 - Notice of Determination of the High Pathogenic Avian Influenza Subtype H5N1 Status of Czech...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Determination of the High Pathogenic Avian Influenza Subtype H5N1 Status of Czech Republic...regarding the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N1 status of the Czech...Sweden relative to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N1. In the...

2010-11-10

203

Pavel Krejc Laudatio (26. Juni 2014) Mr. Chairman of the Science Council of the Czech Academy of Sciences, dear  

E-print Network

the Czech Academy of Sciences awards to him the Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in MathematicalPavel KrejcĂ­ Laudatio (26. Juni 2014) Mr. Chairman of the Science Council of the Czech Academy at the Institute for Fluid Dynamics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. From December 1981 until December 1996

KrejcĂ­, Pavel

204

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

205

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

206

Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - TeraGrid Data Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

207

Polymorphisms of the TPMT gene in the Czech healthy population and patients with inflammatory bowel disease.  

PubMed

Genetic variation in thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) is a major factors for wide variation in the metabolism and safety of thiopurine drugs. We investigated the frequency of functional gene polymorphisms in 396 patients with inflammatory bowel disease and 300 healthy subjects. Frequencies of functionally deficient alleles TPMT*2, TPMT*3A, TPMT*3B, and TPMT*3B in the patient group were 0.1%, 4.3%, 0.1%, and 0.4%, respectively, and were similar to those of healthy subjects in the Czech population. Our results provide necessary information for pharmacoeconomic studies in the Czech Republic. PMID:18600549

Slanar, Ondrej; Bortlík, Martin; Buzková, Helena; Donoval, Robert; Pechandová, Kristina; Sebesta, Ivan; Lukás, Milan; Perlík, Frantisek

2008-06-01

208

Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - Extreme Scalability Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

209

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

210

Mars Surface Mission Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Duke, M. B. (Editor)

1997-01-01

211

Modified Composite Materials Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Dicus, D. L. (compiler)

1978-01-01

212

Rayleigh Scattering Diagnostics Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Rayleigh Scattering Diagnostics Workshop was held July 25-26, 1995 at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The purpose of the workshop was to foster timely exchange of information and expertise acquired by researchers and users of laser based Rayleigh scattering diagnostics for aerospace flow facilities and other applications. This Conference Publication includes the 12 technical presentations and transcriptions of the two panel discussions. The first panel was made up of 'users' of optical diagnostics, mainly in aerospace test facilities, and its purpose was to assess areas of potential applications of Rayleigh scattering diagnostics. The second panel was made up of active researchers in Rayleigh scattering diagnostics, and its purpose was to discuss the direction of future work.

Seasholtz, Richard (Compiler)

1996-01-01

213

(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

214

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

215

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

216

Discovery management workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Two dozen participants assembled under the direction of the NASA Solar System Exploration Division (SEED) April 13-15, 1993. Participants supported the goals of cheaper and faster solar system exploration. The workshop concluded that the Discovery Program concept and goals are viable. Management concerns are articulated in the final report. Appendix A includes lists of participants in alphabetical order, by functional area, and by organization type. Appendix B includes the agenda for the meeting.

1993-01-01

217

Commentary on AAPS Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a summary report of the workshop entitled “Dissolution Testing for the Twenty-first Century: Linking Critical Quality\\u000a Attributes and Critical Process Parameters to Clinically Relevant Dissolution,” organized by the In Vitro Release and Dissolution Testing Focus Group of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. Participants from the\\u000a pharmaceutical industry, regulatory authorities, and academia in the US, Europe, and Japan

Cheng Tong; Susan S. D’Souza; Jan E. Parker; Tahseen Mirza

2007-01-01

218

Radon Dose Determination for Cave Guides in Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2008-08-07

219

Bowen's signal is not present in Czech fog series  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hejkrlik, L.; Tolasz, R.

2010-07-01

220

Exozodiacal Dust Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1998-01-01

221

MOPEX Workshop Results Revisited  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A complementary program to the Prediction in Ungauged Basins (PUB) program is the Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX). The primary goal of MOPEX is to develop techniques for the a priori estimation of parameters in land surface parameterization schemes in atmospheric models and in hydrologic models. A recent MOPEX workshop evaluated the use of a priori estimated parameters in eight hydrologic models. A data set of mean areal precipitation, temperature, and potential evapotranspiration was provided for each of 12 basins located predominantly in the southeastern United States. While workshop results provided valuable insight to some problems in a priori parameter estimation within and among models, additional questions remain. Using additional data sets for the 12 basins, alternative parameter estimation techniques are being evaluated to compare the use of distributed values of precipitation and temperature to the use of mean areal values in the original study. Also, the magnitudes of the uncertainty in streamflow prediction resulting from errors in the meteorological variables and their distribution are being compared with the magnitudes of uncertainty associated with errors in parameter estimates of basin physical characteristics. The U.S Geological Survey's distributed-parameter watershed model PRMS was one of the eight models used in the MOPEX workshop and is the model being used to conduct these further studies. Results of this investigation are presented.

Leavesley, G. H.

2003-12-01

222

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

223

Social security reform for economic transition: the case of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines social security reform for transitional economies, using the Czech Republic as an example. Replacement of universal benefits by more generous but income-tested benefits helped the poor, while reducing government expenditure. However, it harmed those slightly above the poverty line and increased the combined marginal rates of tax and benefit withdrawal, especially for the poor. Changes to benefit

Fiona Coulter; Christopher Heady; Colin Lawson; Stephen Smith

1997-01-01

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Portešová, Šárka; Urbánek, Tomáš

2013-01-01

225

Sport Facilities in the Czech Republic and Promotion at the Facebook  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research article consider utilization of the most developed social media in the Czech Republic by sport facilities. In the theoretical part of the article there are possibilities and aims in promotion on the Facebook. Sport facilities are then divided into four categories: fan oriented sport facilities, sport facilities for mass entertainment and relaxation, sport facilities for clients and sport facilities

Jind?ich Beneš; Ji?í Kotáb

2011-01-01

226

Banking Passivity and Regulatory Failure in Emerging Markets: Theory and Evidence from the Czech Republic  

E-print Network

1 Banking Passivity and Regulatory Failure in Emerging Markets: Theory and Evidence from the Czech present a model of bank passivity and regulatory failure. Banks with low equity positions have more authorities and are ready to offer a higher rate of interest in order to attract deposits in contrast to banks

Sadoulet, Elisabeth

227

Fire the Manager to Improve Performance? Managerial Turnover and Incentives After Privatization in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Paper analyses the effect of the introduction of managerial incentives and new human capital on enterprise performance after privatization in the Czech Republic. We find weak evidence for the presence of managerial incentives: only in 1997, three to four years after privatization, does poor performance significantly increase the probability of managerial change. Nevertheless, replacing the managing director in a

Jan Fidrmuc; Jana Fidrmuc

2004-01-01

228

Capacity Building in Sharing Forest and Market Information Prague & Krtiny, Czech Republic, 25 October 2005  

E-print Network

October 2005 F A O Forest Products Market Interactions Ed Pepke, Ph.D. Forest Products Marketing Information Prague & Krtiny, Czech Republic, 25 October 2005 F A O Contents I. Forest products markets (logs, lumber, panels) II. Certification and certified forest products III. Need for international

229

Safety\\/reliability analyses of GA aircraft in design and certification stage in Czech republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the paper was to provide the reader with basic insight into practical problems solved in the Czech aerospace industry and with a list of requirements and recommendations of civil airworthiness regulations on the field of reliability. This includes a short historical introduction, a list of basic requirements, and recommendations of the regulations for different aircraft categories. The

J. Hlinka

2007-01-01

230

Self-reported Risk Factors Related to the Most Frequent Musculoskeletal Complaints among Czech Dentists.  

PubMed

The purpose of the study was to describe the occurrence of the most common complaints related to MSDs in Czech dentists and to assess the risk factors affecting them. A questionnaire survey of 581 Czech dentists (the response rate 72.6%) was conducted in 2011. The questionnaire ascertained general information about the respondents, their work habits and environment along with the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. The respondents filled out the questionnaires during the educational events organized by the Czech Dental Chamber. At least mild difficulties associated with the motoric system were reported by 96.9% of the respondents, with 66.3% of respondents reporting moderate or major difficulties. Back and neck pain followed by shoulder pain and headache were the most common complaints in our sample. According to our data: age, gender, length of practice, a history of serious MSDs, the occurrence of MSDs in blood relatives, the perception of work as psychologically demanding, and especially a perceived moderate/bad general health were significantly associated with the four most common musculoskeletal complaints. Some of the factors were found as protective. This study suggests that MSDs represent a significant burden for Czech dentists and further research is needed to elucidate this issue. PMID:25327296

Hodacova, Lenka; Sustova, Zdenka; Cermakova, Eva; Kapitan, Martin; Smejkalova, Jindra

2014-10-17

231

CSR and Environmental Reporting in the Czech Republic and Romania: Country Comparison of Rules and Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the development of corporate social responsibility, with special emphasis on environmental issues in two countries that have recently joined the EU: the Czech Republic and Romania. The article analyses the short tradition of Corporate Social Responsibility reporting in both countries and the current state of development, as well as its future perspectives. The paper also deals

Irena JINDRICHOVSKA; Irina PURCAREA

2011-01-01

232

Occurrence of extractable ink residuals in packaging materials used in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Residues of printing ink components were determined in 94 samples of packaging materials commercially used in the Czech Republic for food packaging. The samples tested included printed polyethylene and polypropylene films, co-extruded and laminated films, paperboard beverages boxes, foils for thermo sealing of polystyrene cups, and polypropylene cups. Printing ink components were extracted with diethylether, then separated and determined using

Z. Dupáková; J. Dobiáš; L. Votavová; K. Klaudisová; M. Voldrich

2010-01-01

233

[Implementation of performance indicators in the czech breast cancer screening programme -? results of the regular monitoring].  

PubMed

The Czech organised breast cancer screening programme was initiated in 2002. Collection of data on screening mammography examinations, subsequent dia-gnostic procedures, and final dia-gnosis is an indispensable part of the programme. Data collection is obligatory for all accredited centres, in accordance with regulations issued by the Czech Ministry of Health. This contribution aims to demonstrate the recent results of quality monitoring of the accredited centres. Quality indicators, whose definition complies with international standards, involve the womens participation, the volume of performed examinations, the accuracy of screening mammography, the use of preoperative dia-gnostics, and the proportion of early detected tumours. Our evaluation documents a continuous improvement in quality of the Czech mammography screening programme, which is thereby in full agreement with international recommendations on quality assurance.Key words: breast neoplasms -? mass screening -? mammography -? health care quality indicators This study was supported by the project 36/14//NAP "Development and implementation of metho-dology for the evaluation of effectiveness of personalised invitations of citizens to cancer screening programmes" as part of the program--me of the Czech Ministry of Health "National action plans and conceptions". The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or?services used in the study. The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE "uniform requirements" for biomedical papers.Submitted: 18. 9. 2014Accepted: 24. 10. 2014. PMID:25494896

Májek, O; Barto?ková, H; Daneš, J; Skovajsová, M; Dušek, L

2014-01-01

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

New, William S.; Merry, Michael S.

2010-01-01

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

236

Rabies-free status of the Czech Republic after 15 years of oral vaccination  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Rabies in foxes was widespread in the Czech Republic after World War II, reaching its highest incidence in the 1980s. Applied control measures had only a limited effect and rabies incidence in wildlife continuously endangered both domestic animals and human beings. A significant improvement was noticed after the introduction of oral vaccination of foxes in 1989. The original manual

O. Matouch; J. Vitasek; Z. Semerad; M. Malena

237

Self-reported risk factors related to the most frequent musculoskeletal complaints among Czech dentists  

PubMed Central

The purpose of the study was to describe the occurrence of the most common complaints related to MSDs in Czech dentists and to assess the risk factors affecting them. A questionnaire survey of 581 Czech dentists (the response rate 72.6%) was conducted in 2011. The questionnaire ascertained general information about the respondents, their work habits and environment along with the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. The respondents filled out the questionnaires during the educational events organized by the Czech Dental Chamber. At least mild difficulties associated with the motoric system were reported by 96.9% of the respondents, with 66.3% of respondents reporting moderate or major difficulties. Back and neck pain followed by shoulder pain and headache were the most common complaints in our sample. According to our data: age, gender, length of practice, a history of serious MSDs, the occurrence of MSDs in blood relatives, the perception of work as psychologically demanding, and especially a perceived moderate/bad general health were significantly associated with the four most common musculoskeletal complaints. Some of the factors were found as protective. This study suggests that MSDs represent a significant burden for Czech dentists and further research is needed to elucidate this issue.

HODACOVA, Lenka; SUSTOVA, Zdenka; CERMAKOVA, Eva; KAPITAN, Martin; SMEJKALOVA, Jindra

2014-01-01

238

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

Modrá, Helena; Svobodová, Zde?ka

2009-01-01

239

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

240

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

E-print Network

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

241

Environmental Crime and Punishment in the Czech Republic: Penalties against Firms and Employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper compares the enforcement of environmental protection laws under a communist, centrally planned political economy and that during a democratic, transitional market political economy in the Czech Republic. In particular, it seeks to identify the operative rule under each regime for enforcing water protection laws when firms and their employees jointly cause water-damaging accidents, e.g., oil spills. The enforcement

Dietrich Earnhart

2000-01-01

242

Reflections on the main schools of the world psychology in the Czech interwar psychology.  

PubMed

The author deals with the reasons for the different level of acceptance of the three important psychological perspectives (Gestalt psychology, behaviorism, and psychoanalysis) in the Czech interwar psychology. Gestalt psychology was probably the most accepted approach, which was at least partly caused by its founding in the neighboring Germany. It was an academic perspective that was convenient for the professional ambitions of its representatives as well as for their endeavor to establish psychology as a serious scientific discipline. On the contrary, the acceptance of behaviorism was rather negative or indifferent. Czech psychologists perceived it as a predominantly foreign, extraneous school of thinking. They preferred the studies on consciousness and the method of introspection over empirical research. Psychoanalysis also has never taken deeper roots in Czechoslovakia. Some Czech intellectuals accepted the existence of unconsciousness but they criticized Freudian sexual symbolism (Peroutka, Capek). Negative attitudes of the politicians Masaryk and Benes also contributed to the cool reception of this school. With sporadic exceptions, the psychoanalytic thinking was developed only in a small Jewish-German-Czech circle. PMID:19244831

Plháková, Alena

2008-11-01

243

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pabian, Petr; Hundlova, Lucie; Provazkova, Karla

2011-01-01

244

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Munich, Daniel; Jurajda, Stepan; Cihak, Martin

245

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert Lensink; Elmer Sterken

2000-01-01

246

SEMEN QUALITY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OF YOUNG CZECH MEN EXPOSED TO SEASONAL AIR POLLUTION  

EPA Science Inventory

Semen quality and reproductive health of young Czech men exposed to seasonal air pollution. Selevan SG, Borkovec L, Slott VL, Zudova Z, Rubes J, Evenson DP, Perreault SD. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460, USA. This study of male repr...

247

Czech Basic Course: Dictation (Aural Comprehension) Exercises, Units 1-145.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume of instructional materials in Czech contains 145 dictation exercises. The exercises, designed for use with students at the Defense Language Institute, are used primarily to develop aural comprehension in the target language. The exercises are presented in segments allowing for repetition and with pauses for transcription or…

Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.

248

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

249

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cerych, Ladislav

2002-01-01

250

Digitization of Manuscripts in the National Library of the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers the relationship of the quality of images with the needs of users of digitized manuscripts. Highlights include goals of digitization; for whom to digitize; experiences of the National Library of the Czech Republic digitizing and providing electronic access to historical documents; preparation of manuscript descriptions; usability of…

Psohlavec, Stanislav

1998-01-01

251

Preservation and Access to Manuscript Collections of the Czech National Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1996, the Czech National Library started a large-scale digitization of its extensive and invaluable collection of historical manuscripts and printed books. Each page of the selected documents is scanned using a high-resolution, full-color digital camera, processed, and archived on a CD-ROM disk. HTML coded description is added to the entire…

Karen, Vladimir; Psohlavec, Stanislav

252

CZECH LANGUAGE & CULTURE 2008-2010 DEGREE PLAN (expires 08/2016)  

E-print Network

Course (090) UGS 302 or 303 ________ Communication (010) RHE 306 Czech Language: A level of proficiency hours Selected from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Marine Science, Nutrition, Physical Science on Slavic and East European Studies SLA 325 Topics in Jewish Life and Culture in Eastern Europe SLA 356

Texas at Austin, University of

253

Accessory minerals of the Cínovec (Zinnwald) granite cupola, Czech Republic: indicators of petrogenetic evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary A fully cored drillhole was drilled to 1596?m by the Czech Geological Survey in 1961–1963 in the central part of the Cínovec (Zinnwald) granite cupola. Two types of granite were intersected: zinnwaldite granite (ZG), observed down to a depth of 730?m, and protolithionite granite (PG), occurring to the end of the hole. The core was used to study the

Z. Johan; V. Johan

2005-01-01

254

Interactions between river channel processes and riparian vegetation - an example from the Luznice River, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Riparian vegetation responds to hydrogemorphic processes and environmental changes and also controls these processes. Our study focuses on the interactions between woody riparian vegetation (live and dead trees) and river channel morphology on the example of three 1 km long reaches of the Luznice River in southern Czech Republic. Here, we propose that despite spatial proximity, identical hydrological and sedimentological

Lukas Krejci; Zdenek Macka

2010-01-01

255

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

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Matušková, Alena; Rousová, Magdalena

2014-01-01

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

258

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

259

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

260

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Vanzyl, Jakob (editor)

1992-01-01

261

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

262

[Comparison of American and European (Czech) guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of chronic heart failure].  

PubMed

The new Czech and European recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of heart failure were published in 2012. The American guidelines ACCF/AHA were published in 2013. Main difference between them is presentation of acute and chronic heart failure in the European guidelines while the American and the Czech guidelines include only chronic heart failure. The American recommendations distinguish heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and with remained ejection fraction. In the beginning, the American guidelines introduce A-D classification which doesn´t figure in the European neither Czech guidelines. Class A patients are ill with risk factors, but without heart failure. In contrast, class D patients are decompensated with symptoms in the rest. Epidemiologic data shows interesting results with prevalence about 0.2% in 60-69 years old subjects and 80% in subjects older than 85 years. 5 year mortality is 50%. The American guidelines start to treat class A which is in fact prevention and treatment of risk factors. There is mentioned inevitably treatment of hypertension, both systolic and diastolic which decrease risk of heart failure up to 50%. There is almost no difference in pharmacotherapy. Noteworthy, the American guidelines introduce also ACE inhibitors - fosinopril and quinapril, on the other hand beta-blockers don´t involve nebivolol. Wide range of diuretics are mentioned, some of them aren´t registered in the Czech Republic. European and Czech guidelines involve ivabradin. Neither nesiritid nor levosimendan for inpatients aren´t involved. There is briefly mentioned surgery and cardiac mechanical support, moreover there are references for guidelines for heart transplantation. PMID:24986000

Spinar, Jind?ich; Spinarová, Lenka; Vítovec, Ji?í; Ludka, Ond?ej

2014-04-01

263

Life cycle thinking in waste management: summary of European Commission's Malta 2005 workshop and pilot studies.  

PubMed

Life cycle thinking is essential to consider the implications of different waste management systems beyond their traditional regional boundaries. Building on data provided by representatives of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia, the European Commission's DG JRC conducted a series of life cycle pilot studies in the context of municipal waste management. The results were presented in a JRC workshop in Malta, where the government representatives also outlined their national strategies focusing on the main related achievements. Proposed follow-up activities include a close interaction with the Commission's project, the European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment, to develop straightforward European life cycle guidelines for the management of various wastes. PMID:17433661

Koneczny, Karol; Pennington, David W

2007-01-01

264

ASRF Workshops Title Date Presenters  

E-print Network

will be held in the Adam Smith Research Foundation Seminar Room between 12.30 ­ 1.30pm. Tea and coffee.mcconnell@lbss.gla.ac.uk; ext 4725), indicating which workshop(s) you wish to attend. Adam Smith Research Foundation Seminar

Guo, Zaoyang

265

Workshop (in German) ,,Diversity Management"  

E-print Network

Terminology Together through the ,,UNI-JUNGLE" Cross-Cultural Training Workshop (in German) Friday, November and Teaching Culture in Germany" In German: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Room: Pavilion I; roomWorkshop (in German) ,,Diversity Management" Thursday, November 14, 2013 |8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p

Pfeifer, Holger

266

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

267

Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This proceedings is the compilation of papers presented at the ninth PV Performance and Reliability Workshop held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel on September 4--6, 1996. This years workshop included presentations from 25 speakers and had over 100 attendees. All of the presentations that were given are included in this proceedings. Topics of the papers included: defining service lifetime

Kroposki

1996-01-01

268

Photovoltaics Performance and Reliability Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL\\/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities, and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module

L. Mrig

1992-01-01

269

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...

270

IA Tuesday Workshop Materials, Spring 2010  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mr. Olsen

2010-01-19

271

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

272

Melioidosis Diagnostic Workshop, 20131  

PubMed Central

Melioidosis is a severe disease that can be difficult to diagnose because of its diverse clinical manifestations and a lack of adequate diagnostic capabilities for suspected cases. There is broad interest in improving detection and diagnosis of this disease not only in melioidosis-endemic regions but also outside these regions because melioidosis may be underreported and poses a potential bioterrorism challenge for public health authorities. Therefore, a workshop of academic, government, and private sector personnel from around the world was convened to discuss the current state of melioidosis diagnostics, diagnostic needs, and future directions. PMID:25626057

AuCoin, David; Baccam, Prasith; Baggett, Henry C.; Baird, Rob; Bhengsri, Saithip; Blaney, David D.; Brett, Paul J.; Brooks, Timothy J.G.; Brown, Katherine A.; Chantratita, Narisara; Cheng, Allen C.; Dance, David A.B.; Decuypere, Saskia; Defenbaugh, Dawn; Gee, Jay E.; Houghton, Raymond; Jorakate, Possawat; Lertmemongkolchai, Ganjana; Limmathurotsakul, Direk; Merlin, Toby L.; Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay; Norton, Robert; Peacock, Sharon J.; Rolim, Dionne B.; Simpson, Andrew J.; Steinmetz, Ivo; Stoddard, Robyn A.; Stokes, Martha M.; Sue, David; Tuanyok, Apichai; Whistler, Toni; Wuthiekanun, Vanaporn; Walke, Henry T.

2015-01-01

273

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

274

78 FR 59059 - Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and...  

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...701-TA-505 and 731-TA-1231-1237 (Preliminary)] Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany...is materially retarded, by reason of imports from China of grain-oriented electrical steel (``GOES''), provided...

2013-09-25

275

Microgravity Combustion Diagnostics Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1988-01-01

276

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

277

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

278

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

{\\bf The Astronomy Workshop} (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, professional astronomers, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses as well as more specialized classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students. Here we briefly describe a few of the available tools. {\\bf Solar Systems Visualizer}: The orbital motions of planets, moons, and asteroids in the Solar System as well as many of the planets in exoplanetary systems are animated at their correct relative speeds in accurate to-scale drawings. Zoom in from the chaotic outer satellite systems of the giant planets all the way to their innermost ring systems. {\\bf Solar System Calculators}: These tools calculate a user-defined mathematical expression simultaneously for all of the Solar System's planets (Planetary Calculator) or moons (Satellite Calculator). Key physical and orbital data are automatically accessed as needed. {\\bf Stellar Evolution}: The "Life of the Sun" tool animates the history of the Sun as a movie, showing students how the size and color of our star has evolved and will evolve over billions of years. In "Star Race," the user selects two stars of different masses and watches their evolution in a split-screeen format that emphasizes the great differences in stellar lifetimes and fates.

Hamilton, Douglas P.

2012-05-01

279

Highlights of the Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Economic stresses are forcing many industries to reduce cost and time-to-market, and to insert emerging technologies into their products. Engineers are asked to design faster, ever more complex systems. Hence, there is a need for novel design paradigms and effective design tools to reduce the design and development times. Several computational tools and facilities have been developed to support the design process. Some of these are described in subsequent presentations. The focus of the workshop is on the computational tools and facilities which have high potential for use in future design environment for aerospace systems. The outline for the introductory remarks is given. First, the characteristics and design drivers for future aerospace systems are outlined; second, simulation-based design environment, and some of its key modules are described; third, the vision for the next-generation design environment being planned by NASA, the UVA ACT Center and JPL is presented. The anticipated major benefits of the planned environment are listed; fourth, some of the government-supported programs related to simulation-based design are listed; and fifth, the objectives and format of the workshop are presented.

Noor, Ahmed K.

1997-01-01

280

Perspective of Cross-Cutting Criteria as a Major Instrument to Determination of Critical Infrastructure in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper is concerned by issue of cross-cutting criteria by view of European Union and relevant Member States and regional level. Therefore it defines general solution for designation process of critical infrastructure elements. The paper consequently presents comparison of cross-cutting criteria in the Czech Republic and European Union. Thoughtful look of crosscutting criteria and regional critical infrastructure is following collated by present knowledge in realm of critical infrastructure in the Czech Republic.

Novotný, Petr; Rostek, Petr

2014-12-01

281

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Kim, Yun-Jin (Editor)

1996-01-01

282

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

283

75 FR 25281 - Food Protection Workshop; Public Workshop  

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...Workshop.html or contact Steven C. Seideman, 2650 North Young Ave., Institute of Food Science & Engineering, University of Arkansas...Science & Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2650 North Young Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72704 along with the following...

2010-05-07

284

75 FR 29775 - Food Labeling Workshop; Public Workshop  

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...Workshop.html or contact Steven C. Seideman, 2650 North Young Ave., Institute of Food Science & Engineering, University of Arkansas...Science & Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2650 North Young Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72704. Transcripts: Transcripts of...

2010-05-27

285

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2001-01-01

286

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

287

Approaching the obese patients in primary health care in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Statistical results of a study monitoring the occurrence of obesity in the Czech population between 1985 and 2000 were published by the Czech Society of General Practice, in the recommended diagnostic and treatment guidelines for general practitioners under the heading 'Obesity'. In these recommended guidelines, a collective of reputable authors characterize the illness, as well as review the epidemiological data and aetiology of this illness according to the latest know-how in contemporary science. They recommend comprehensive therapeutic procedures in outpatient practice and assess the goals of weight-loss treatment. This comprehensive treatment of obesity is founded on 3 main pillars, namely on dietary measures, changes in physical activity using cognitive behavioural techniques, and the use of targeted pharmacotherapy. In conclusion, a clear recommended algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of obesity for general practitioners is provided (Ref. 3). Full Text (Free, PDF) www.bmj.sk. PMID:18225484

Cerveny, R

2007-01-01

288

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

289

How Pythagoras' theorem is taught in Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Shanghai: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper attempts to explore certain characteristics of the mathematics classroom by investigating how teachers from three\\u000a different cultures, namely, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Shanghai, handle Pythagoras' theorem at eighth grade.\\u000a \\u000a Based on a fine-grained analysis of one lesson, from each of the three places, some features in terms of the ways of handling\\u000a the same topic were

Rongjin Huang; Frederick K. S. Leung

2002-01-01

290

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

291

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

292

Obesity of Czech children and adolescents: relation to parental obesity and socioeconomic factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to estimate the change in overweight and obesity prevalence and the influence of socioeconomic\\u000a status and parental obesity on overweight and obesity of children and adolescents in the Czech Republic. The roles of family\\u000a history of obesity, dietary factors and physical activity were evaluated. The quota sample of 1,417 children and adolescents\\u000a aged 6.00–17.99 years

M. Kunesova; J. Vignerova; A. Steflová; J. Parízkova; J. Lajka; V. Hainer; P. Blaha; P. Hlavaty; P. Kalouskova; K. Hlavata; M. Wagenknecht

2007-01-01

293

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

PubMed Central

Background This paper contributes to research in health systems literature by examining the role of health boards in hospital governance. Health care ranks among the largest public sectors in OECD countries. Efficient governance of hospitals requires the responsible and effective use of funds, professional management and competent governing structures. In this study hospital governance practice in two health care systems – Czech Republic and New Zealand – is compared and contrasted. These countries were chosen as both, even though they are geographically distant, have a universal right to 'free' health care provided by the state and each has experienced periods of political change and ensuing economic restructuring. Ongoing change has provided the impetus for policy reform in their public hospital governance systems. Methods Two comparative case studies are presented. They define key similarities and differences between the two countries' health care systems. Each public hospital governance system is critically analysed and discussed in light of D W Taylor's nine principles of 'good governance'. Results While some similarities were found to exist, the key difference between the two countries is that while many forms of 'ad hoc' hospital governance exist in Czech hospitals, public hospitals in New Zealand are governed in a 'collegiate' way by elected District Health Boards. These findings are discussed in relation to each of the suggested nine principles utilized by Taylor. Conclusion This comparative case analysis demonstrates that although the New Zealand and Czech Republic health systems appear to show a large degree of convergence, their approaches to public hospital governance differ on several counts. Some of the principles of 'good governance' existed in the Czech hospitals and many were practiced in New Zealand. It would appear that the governance styles have evolved from particular historical circumstances to meet each country's specific requirements. Whether or not current practice could be improved by paying closer attention to theoretical models of 'good governance' is debatable. PMID:16460571

Ditzel, Elizabeth; Štrach, Pavel; Pirozek, Petr

2006-01-01

294

Economic Value Added versus Traditional Performance Metrics in the Czech Food-Processing Sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to investigate the relationship between Economic Value Added, traditional performance measures (Return on Assets ‘ROA’ and Return on Equity ‘ROE’) and their ability to measure the creation of shareholder wealth in food-processing firms in the Czech Republic. To assess the relationship, a simple regression test was used and the following hypothesis were tested: •

Gabriela Chmelikova

2008-01-01

295

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

296

Relationships between sudden weather changes in summer and mortality in the Czech Republic, 1986–2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examines the relationship between sudden changes in weather conditions in summer, represented by (1) sudden air\\u000a temperature changes, (2) sudden atmospheric pressure changes, and (3) passages of strong atmospheric fronts; and variations\\u000a in daily mortality in the population of the Czech Republic. The events are selected from data covering 1986–2005 and compared\\u000a with the database of daily excess

Eva Plavcová; Jan Kyselý

2010-01-01

297

Workshop on Mars Telescopic Observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1995-01-01

298

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

299

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

300

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

301

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

302

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.

303

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

304

Survey of cyanobacterial toxins in Czech water reservoirs--the first observation of neurotoxic saxitoxins.  

PubMed

The environmental occurrence and concentrations of cyanobacterial toxins (cyanotoxins) were investigated in the Czech Republic. Concentrations of microcystins (MCs), cylindrospermopsin (CYN) or saxitoxins (STXs) were determined immunochemically by ELISA assays in 30 water samples collected from the surface layers of 19 reservoirs during the summer season of 2010. MCs were detected in 18 reservoirs and 83 % of samples, with median and maximal concentration being 1.5 and 18.6 ?g/L, respectively. The high frequency of MC occurrence coincided with prevalence of cyanobacterium Microcystis sp., which was detected in 87 % samples, followed by Dolichospermum (Anabaena) sp. observed in 33 % samples. CYN was detected by ELISA only in one sample at a concentration of 1.2 ?g/L. STXs presence was indicated for the first time in Czech water reservoirs when the toxins were found at low concentrations (0.03-0.04 ?g/L) in two samples (7 %) collected from two different reservoirs, where STXs co-occurred with MCs and eventually also with CYN. In both STX-positive samples, the phytoplankton community was dominated by Microcystis sp., but Dolichospermum sp. and/or Aphanizomenon sp. were also present as putative producers of STX and/or CYN. Cyanotoxins commonly occurred in Czech water reservoirs, and MCs frequently at concentrations possibly associated with human health risks. MCs were the most prevalent and abundant cyanotoxins, but also other cyanotoxins were detected, though sporadically. Further research and regulatory monitoring of cyanotoxins other than MCs is therefore required. PMID:24659433

Jan?ula, Daniel; Straková, Lucie; Sadílek, Jan; Maršálek, Blahoslav; Babica, Pavel

2014-07-01

305

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

306

Management of Spent and Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources in the Czech Republic - 12124  

SciTech Connect

The Czech Republic is a country with a well-developed peaceful utilization of nuclear energy and ionizing radiation. Sealed Radioactive Sources (further also SRS) are broadly used in many areas in the Czech Republic, e.g. in research, industry, medicine, education, agriculture, etc. Legislation in the field of ionizing radiation source utilization has been fully harmonized with European Community legislation. SRS utilization demands a proper system which must ensure the safe use of SRS, including the management of disused (spent) and orphaned SRS. In the Czech Republic, a comprehensive system of SRS management has been established that is comparable with systems in other developed countries. The system covers both legal and institutional aspects. The Central Register of Ionizing Radiation Sources is an important part of the system. It is a tracking system that covers all activities related to SRS, from their production or import to the end of their use (recycling or disposal). Many spent SRS are recycled and can be used for other purposes after inspection, repacking or reprocessing. When the disused SRS are not intended for further use, they are managed as radioactive waste (RAW). The system of SRS management also ensures the suitable resolution of situations connected with improper SRS handling (in the case of orphaned sources, accidents, etc.). (author)

Podlaha, J. [Nuclear Research Institute Rez, Husinec-Rez 130, CZ 250 68 (Czech Republic)

2012-07-01

307

Workshop on the Archean Mantle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Workshop on the Archaen mantle considers and discusses evidence for the nature of earth's Archaen mantle, including its composition, age and structure, influence on the origin and evolution of earth's crust, and relationship to mantle and crustal evolution of the other terrestrial planets. The summaries of presentations and discussions are based on recordings made during the workshop and on notes taken by those who agreed to serve as summarizers.

Ashwal, L. D. (editor)

1989-01-01

308

Midwest Transmission Workshop II Summary  

SciTech Connect

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

Kevin Bryan

2002-12-05

309

Workshop on NASA workstation technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

RIACS hosted a workshop which was designed to foster communication among those people within NASA working on workstation related technology, to share technology, and to learn about new developments and futures in the larger university and industrial workstation communities. Herein, the workshop is documented along with its conclusions. It was learned that there is both a large amount of commonality of requirements and a wide variation in the modernness of in-use technology among the represented NASA centers.

Brown, Robert L.

1990-01-01

310

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

311

Photovoltaics Performance and Reliability Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities, and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

Mrig, L.

312

Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This workshop was the sixth in a series of workshops sponsored by NREL\\/DOE under the general subject of photovoltaic testing and reliability during the period 1986-1993. PV performance and PV reliability are at least as important as PV cost, if not more. In the U.S., PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities, and others are engaged in the photovoltaic reliability research

L. Mrig

1993-01-01

313

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

314

Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop  

SciTech Connect

This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

Mrig, L. [ed.] [ed.

1992-11-01

315

Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop  

SciTech Connect

This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

Mrig, L. (ed.) [ed.

1992-01-01

316

IFPA Meeting 2008 Workshops Report  

PubMed Central

Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting. At the IFPA meeting 2008 diverse topics were discussed in 12 themed workshops. Topics covered included: immunology of placentation; galectins and trophoblast invasion; signaling in implantation and invasion; markers to identify trophoblast subpopulations; placental pathology; placental toxicology; stereology; placental transport of fatty acids; placental mesenchymal stem cells; comparative placentation; trophoblast and neoplasia; trophoblast differentiation. This report is a summary of the various topics covered. PMID:19084270

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

2009-01-01

317

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hamilton, Douglas P.

2013-05-01

318

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

319

N Reactor Lessons Learned workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report describes a workshop designed to introduce participants to a process, or model, for adapting LWR Safety Standards and Analysis Methods for use on rector designs significantly different than LWR. The focus of the workshop is on the ``Lessons Learned`` from the multi-year experience in the operation of N Reactor and the efforts to adapt the safety standards developed for commercial light water reactors to a graphite moderated, water cooled, channel type reactor. It must be recognized that the objective of the workshop is to introduce the participants to the operation of a non-LWR in a LWR regulatory world. The total scope of this topic would take weeks to provide a through overview. The objective of this workshop is to provide an introduction and hopefully establish a means to develop a longer term dialogue for technical exchange. This report provides outline of the workshop, a proposed schedule of the workshop, and a description of the tasks will be required to achieve successful completion of the project.

Heaberlin, S.W.

1993-07-01

320

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

321

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

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4th workshop TORRENTS -December 2013 4th workshop TORRENTS -December 2013  

E-print Network

4th workshop TORRENTS - December 2013 4th workshop TORRENTS - December 2013 ! Question: Can verification methods help perform safety analysis for systems on chip? 2 #12;4th workshop TORRENTS - December Correctness (Thales) ! Avionics flight control remote module Safety analysis (Airbus) 3 4th workshop TORRENTS

Pierre, Laurence

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76 FR 64353 - Buy Quiet Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...the Workshop is to determine feasibility and functionality of Buy Quiet programs and to explore proactive steps to ensure successful implementation. The Workshop goal is to stimulate the wider adoption of current and future engineering noise controls...

2011-10-18

324

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

325

EPA's indoor air/pollution prevention workshop  

SciTech Connect

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). The workshop involved technical experts in the fields of IAQ, pollution prevention, and selected industries. Workshop goals were to identify major IAQ issues and their pollution prevention opportunities, and to suggest research strategies for IAQ/pollution prevention. The paper summarizes the suggestions made by workshop participants and highlights opportunities for IAQ/pollution prevention research.

Leovic, K.W.; White, J.B.; Sarsony, C.

1993-01-01

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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

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College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2003-12-01

328

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

329

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

330

Photovoltaic module reliability workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 to 1990. The reliability photovoltaic (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 warrantees 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 U.S., 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.

331

Background of the workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1989-09-01

332

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

333

Interactive Workshop "Writing Competitive ITN Proposals in  

E-print Network

Interactive Workshop "Writing Competitive ITN Proposals in the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Programme" The workshop will take place at Uppsala University. 1. Workshop Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative will obtain general and latest information about the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, in particular about

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Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop was to provide a forum where the entire photovoltaic (PV) community (manufacturers, researchers, system designers, and customers) could get together and discuss technical issues relating to PV. The workshop included presentations from twenty-five speakers and had more than one hundred attendees. This workshop also included several open sessions in which the

Benjamin Kroposki

1997-01-01

335

AICTE & NPTEL Sponsored Workshop on Acoustic Phonetics  

E-print Network

AICTE & NPTEL Sponsored Workshop on Acoustic Phonetics 04th to 06th September 2014 Resource Person To The Coordinator (Workshop on Acoustic Phonetics) Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Indian Institute in attending the Short term workshop on "Acoustic Phonetics" Name of the applicant : Qualification

Krishnapura, Nagendra

336

International Workshop on Interfaces at Bear Creek  

E-print Network

International Workshop on Interfaces at Bear Creek October 20 ­ 24, 2009 Bear Creek Mountain Resort of Community and Economic Development #12;International Workshop on Interfaces at Bear Creek October 20-24, 2009 Bear Creek Mountain Resort Macungie, PA USA WORKSHOP PROGRAM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009 3:00 p

Gilchrist, James F.

337

THEORY WORKSHOP FOR PRE-COLLEGE STUDENTS  

E-print Network

, scales, basic chords, etc.), dictation skill practice, sight-singing, and music literature. This workshopTHEORY WORKSHOP FOR PRE-COLLEGE STUDENTS Aimed at preparing pre-college students for college music in music at the college level. Students who successfully complete this workshop can automatically register

338

Workshop on Commercial Application of IR Spectroscopies  

E-print Network

Workshop on Commercial Application of IR Spectroscopies to Solid Wood Philip J. Harris and Clemens SPECTROSCOPIES TO SOLID WOOD PHILIP J. HARRIS AND CLEMENS M. ALTANER (EDS) WOOD TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS 2013 #12;ii PREFACE The workshop "Commercial Application of IR Spectroscopies to Solid

Hickman, Mark

339

Suzuki Strings Workshop Saturday, March 15, 2014  

E-print Network

Annual Suzuki Strings Workshop Saturday, March 15, 2014 9:00 am ­ 3:00 pm MSU Community Music.HagadornRd HarrisonRoad MSU Community Music School #12;Suzuki Workshop Application for Non-CMS Suzuki Program questions, please contact Sue Garber at 517.884.4861, or garbersu@msu.edu. 2014 Suzuki Strings Workshop

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The Perceived Value of Education and Educational Aspirations in the Czech Republic: Changes in the Determination of Educational Aspirations between 1989 and 2003  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article compares the changes in the determination of educational aspirations from the end of the communist period in 1989 to 2003, focusing on a single postcommunist country, the Czech Republic. The Czech case is particularly relevant for comparative research on educational inequality and aspirations, as previous studies have shown…

Mateju, Petr; Smith, Michael L.

2009-01-01

341

Sea level/ODP workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sixty-six scientists from academia, government, and industry met recently for a 3-day Joint Oceanographic Institutions/U.S. Science Advisory Committee workshop in El Paso, Tex. Their purpose was to consolidate strategies for the study of sea level change within the Ocean Drilling Program. A document summarizing their findings will be available this spring from JOI, Inc., while the following is a report outlining preliminary workshop conclusions.Three facts provided the incentive to convene this workshop: an international array of marine scientists [COSOD II, 1987] determined that a major goal of ocean drilling in the next decade should be to improve understanding of the timing, magnitude, and causal mechanisms of sea level change; the complexity of deriving a eustatic signal from the rock record underscores the importance o f a carefully organized approach; and acquiring adequate survey data and developing critically important technologies requires a lead time of several years ahead of ODP drilling.

Mountain, Gregory; Watkins, Joel

342

Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This workshop was the sixth in a series of workshops sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject of photovoltaic testing and reliability during the period 1986-1993. PV performance and PV reliability are at least as important as PV cost, if not more. In the U.S., 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 the field were brought together to exchange the technical knowledge and field experience as related to current information in this evolving field of PV reliability. The papers presented here reflect this effort since the last workshop held in September, 1992. The topics covered include: cell and module characterization, module and system testing, durability and reliability, system field experience, and standards and codes.

Mrig, L.

1993-12-01

343

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

344

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

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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

Sigmundová, Dagmar; Chmelík, František; Sigmund, Erik; Feltlová, Dana; Frömel, Karel

2013-01-01

346

Automation of the Czech part of the European fireball network: equipment, methods and first results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Introduction: The Earth steadily interacts with meteoroids - small interplanetary bodies of miscellaneous dimensions, masses, composition and structure. A part of meteoroids are clearly linked to comets as shower meteors and another part is linked to asteroids and represents the densest part of the interplanetary matter. All meteorites with known pre-atmospheric orbits have the origin in the main belt of asteroids. The penetration of larger meteoroids through the atmosphere gives rise to spectacular luminous events - fireballs. Their photographic recordings provide excellent means to examine physical properties as well as the temporal and spatial distribution of extraterrestrial matter in the near-Earth space. The most efficient tools for registration of these very scarce events are the fireball networks, systems covering large areas of the Earth's surface, with multiple camera stations designed to image a large fraction of the night sky. First such camera network has been established in the Czech Republic and without interruption is in regular operation until now. Methods: In last several years the manually operated fish-eye cameras in the Czech part of the European fireball Network (EN) have been gradually replaced with the new generation cameras, modern and sophisticated completely autonomous fireball observatories (AFO), which were recently developed in the Czech Republic. The AFO's provide us with more complex data on fireballs we get never before. Results: We present complete data on several fireballs as example of capability of our new observing system. We show the high precision of all determined values as well as very detailed information about light curves of all presented cases. We demonstrate also much higher efficiency of this observing system in comparison with manually operated cameras and also its possibilities of operation not only in temperate climate of Central Europe but also in very remote and hostile regions, such as the Nullarbor desert of Western Australia.

Spurný, Pavel; Borovi?ka, Ji?í; Shrbený, Lukáš

2007-05-01

347

Costs of Parkinson's disease in eastern Europe: a Czech cohort study.  

PubMed

Life expectancy is increasing worldwide and the burden of Parkinson's disease (PD) is growing. There are several cost-of-illness studies for PD from Western Europe and the USA, however, data about the costs associated with PD in Eastern Europe are still lacking. The objective of this study was to evaluate direct and indirect costs in a cohort of Czech patients with idiopathic PD and to identify cost-driving factors. Study participants (n=100) were recruited from the neurological department of the Charles University in Prague. Health-economic data were collected using a "bottom-up" approach. Costs were calculated from the societal perspective and the human capital approach was used to estimate indirect costs. Czech currency was converted into 2004 Euros (EUR) and inflated to 2008 prices. Independent cost-driving factors were identified in multivariate regression analysis. Total semi-annual costs of PD were EUR 5510 (95% CI: 4470-7090) per patient. Direct costs accounted for 60% of the total costs and indirect costs for 40%. Patients' expenditures accounted for 40% of their income. Independent cost-driving factors included disease severity, motor complications, psychosis and age. In conclusion, our study demonstrates a considerable economic burden of PD in the Czech Republic. Total costs are generally lower than in Western Europe but the proportion of costs that fall on patients is higher because of lower incomes. More intensive government support for patients with chronic diseases such as PD and the development of disease-management programs that incorporate both the clinical and economic effects of PD treatment are needed. PMID:19665915

Winter, Yaroslav; von Campenhausen, Sonja; Brozova, Hana; Skoupa, Jana; Reese, Jens P; Bötzel, Kai; Eggert, Karla; Oertel, Wolfgang H; Dodel, Richard; Ruzicka, Evzen

2010-01-01

348

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

349

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

350

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

351

OAST Space Theme Workshop 1976  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Sadin, S. R.

1977-01-01

352

Extreme Conditions Modeling Workshop Report  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Extreme Conditions Modeling (ECM) Workshop in Albuquerque, NM on May 13th-14th, 2014. The objective of the workshop was to review the current state of knowledge on how to model WECs in extreme conditions (e.g. hurricanes and other large storms) and to suggest how U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and national laboratory resources could be used to improve ECM methods for the benefit of the wave energy industry.

Coe, R. G.; Neary, V. S.; Lawson, M. J.; Yu, Y.; Weber, J.

2014-07-01

353

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

354

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

355

The frequency of contact allergy in children and adolescents in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The objective of our study was to determine the prevalence of contact hypersensitivity in asymptomatic Czech schoolchildren. We recruited 236 Prague asymptomatic schoolchildren for epicutaneous tests. The children were tested with European baseline series (25 allergens). A total of 218 children (114 boys and 104 girls) completed the study. Of these, 67 (30.7%) children had one or more positive reactions to tested allergens. Nickel, neomycin and potassium dichromate were the most prevalent allergens detected in our study. Our findings may support the notion that allergic contact sensitization in children is not so rare and children, especially those with chronic dermatitis, should be patch tested regularly. PMID:22726278

Machovcova, Alena

2012-01-01

356

Estimation of Biogenic VOC Emissions From Ecosystems in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are one of the crucial elements in photochemical reactions in the atmosphere which lead to tropospheric ozone formation. While modelling concentration of low-level ozone proper information about VOC sources and sinks is necessary. VOC are emitted into the atmosphere both from anthropogenic and natural sources. It has been shown in previous studies (e.g. Simpson et al, 1995) that contribution of volatile organic compounds emitted from biogenic sources to total amount of VOC in the atmosphere can be significant. Our work focuses on estimation of VOC emissions from natural ecosystems, most importantly from forests, and its application in photochemical modelling. Preliminary results have shown that inclusion of biogenic emissions in model input data leads to improvement of resulting ozone concentration which encouraged us to work on detailed biogenic VOC emission estimation. Using grid of 1x1km CORINE Land Cover over the area of the Czech Republic, emissions from deciduous, coniferous and mixed forests were estimated aplying the algorithm of Guenther et al., 1995. According to data from Forest Management Institute each cell of model grid has been assigned a proportional composition of each of thirteen tree species which are the the main forest constituents in the Czech Republic. Aggregating data of tree species composition with land cover category emission factor of particular chemical compound (isoprene, monoterpenes) has been obtained for each cell. Annual emissions of VOC on hourly basis have been calculated for domain of the Czech Republic. Biogenic emissions of isoprene and monoterpenes were compared with the emission inventory of anthropogenic sources. The inventory is provided by Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and covers emissions from major stationary sources, area sources (including domestic heating) and mobile sources. Our results show that natural emissions are approximately half the amount of organic compounds emitted from anthropogenic sources. References: - Simpson D., Guenther A., Hewit C.N. and Steinbrecher R., 1995. Biogenic emissions in Europe. 1. estimates and uncertainties. J. Geophys. Res. 100(D11), 22875-22890. - Guenther A., Hewitt N., Erickson D., Fall R., Geron Ch., Graedel T., Harley P., Klinger L., Lerdau M., McKay W. A., Pierce T., Scholes B., Steinbrecher R., Tallamraju R., Taylor J., Zimmerman P., 1995. Global model of natural organic compound emissions. J. Geophys. Res. 100, 8873-8892.

Zemankova, K.; Brechler, J.

2008-12-01

357

Political changes and trends in cardiovascular risk factors in the Czech Republic, 1985-92.  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: Mortality from cardiovascular diseases is substantially higher in central and eastern Europe than in the west. After the fall of communism, these countries have undergone radical changes in their political, social, and economic environments but little is known about the impact of these changes on health behaviours or risk factors. Data from the Czech Republic, a country whose mortality rates from cardiovascular diseases are among the highest, were analysed in this report. OBJECTIVES: To examine the trends in cardiovascular risk factors in Czech population over the last decade during which a major and sudden change of the political and social system occurred in 1989, and whether the trends differed in relation to age and educational group. DESIGN AND SETTING: Data from three cross sectional surveys conducted in 1985, 1988, and 1992 as a part of the MONICA project were analysed. The surveys examined random samples of men and women aged 25-64 in six Czech districts and measured the following risk factors: smoking, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and total and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. RESULTS: The numbers of subjects (response rate) examined were 2573 (84%) in 1985, 2769 (87%) in 1988, and 2353 (73%) in 1992. Total cholesterol and body mass index increased between 1985 and 1988 and decreased between 1988 and 1992. The prevalence of smoking was declining slightly in men between 1985 and 1992 but remained stable in women. There were only small changes in blood pressure. The decline in cholesterol and BMI in 1988-92 may be related to changes in foods consumption after the price deregulation in 1991. An improvement in risk profile was more pronounced in younger age groups, and the declines in cholesterol and obesity were substantially larger in men and women with higher education. By contrast, there was an increase in smoking in women educated only to primary level. CONCLUSION: Substantial changes in cholesterol, obesity, and women's smoking occurred in the Czech population after the political changes in 1989. Although a causal association cannot be claimed, national trends in foods consumption are consistent with changes in blood lipids and obesity. Further monitoring of trends is required to confirm these trends. PMID:9229056

Bobak, M; Skodova, Z; Pisa, Z; Poledne, R; Marmot, M

1997-01-01

358

Engineering and economical aspects of selection of coal conveying system in Czech underground mines  

SciTech Connect

Coal, rock and material conveying and men-riding presently represent the critical activities of the mining process. Coal when cut out in the face is continually transported towards the expedition from a mine. The selection of coal conveying system from face to the skip complex or directly to the surface depends mainly on the quantity of coal conveyed, the hauling distance, the local and time concentration of production and the lifetime of a system. Possibilities of belt conveying and combined belt conveying and locomotive haulage, used in Czech coal mines, are analyzed from the point of view of technological advantages and disadvantages and compared according to the economic parameters.

Polak, J.; Drozdek, K. [VSB-Technical Univ., Ostrava (Czech Republic)

1995-12-31

359

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Kim, Yunjin (Editor)

1996-01-01

360

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

361

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Green, Robert O. (editor)

1992-01-01

362

Summary and report on four national environmental workshops  

SciTech Connect

Individual abstracts were prepared for the summaries of four workshops held during the last two years: (1) Integrated Assessment for Energy Related Environmental Standards Workshop - Berkeley, California, November 1978; (2) National Ecological Assessment Workshop - Savannah, Georgia, January 1979; (3) National/Regional Modelling Workshop - Reston, Virginia, May 1979; (4) Groundwater Workshop - Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 1980. (JGB)

None

1980-07-01

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

Software for an Evaluation Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the "Educational Software Preview Guide," this article discusses trends; lists selected software titles related to the Internet, arts, multilingualism and multiculturalism, multimedia and edutainment, and authentic experience, cross curricular and alternative assessment; and describes how to conduct a software evaluation workshop. Lists…

Johnson, Judi Mathis

1997-01-01

365

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

366

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

367

Electrolysis-Utility Integration Workshop  

E-print Network

Electrolysis-Utility Integration Workshop September 22-23, 2004 Broomfield, CO Shawna McQueen #12-spread deployment of electrolysis based hydrogen production in the U.S. #12;Key Drivers ! Water electrolysis will be needed in the early stages ! DOE electrolysis cost goal: $2.85/kg by 2010 ! Today's cost is $4-$6/kg H2

368

ELECTROLYSIS-UTILITY INTEGRATION WORKSHOP  

E-print Network

ELECTROLYSIS-UTILITY INTEGRATION WORKSHOP Renaissance Suites at Flatirons, Broomfield, CO SeptemberQueen, Energetics 9:00 am Electrolysis Hydrogen Generation, Steve Cohen, Teledyne Energy Systems 9:20 am Commission 1:00 pm Electrolysis Technology Development and Fueling Infrastructure Options, Matthew Kauffman

369

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

370

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...

371

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

372

GENETICS WORKSHOP 2009: MICROBIAL METAGENOMICS  

E-print Network

GENETICS WORKSHOP 2009: MICROBIAL METAGENOMICS Exploring the Marine Microbial World, Genomes DOE Joint Genome Institute, Head, Microbial Ecology Program Tuesday, April 14 1414 Molecular Biology 4:10 pm Topic: Viruses in the Sea: Diversity and Drivers of Global Processes Curtis Suttle University

Mayfield, John

373

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

374

UF Template Workshop Template Updates  

E-print Network

UF Template Workshop Template Updates #12;Introduction Web Services has made changes to the UF current_page_item #12;Searchable FAQ #12;Searchable FAQ FAQ -rss-limit="4"> #12;Remove Automagical JavaScript #12;HTML and WordPress on Github #12;Github

Fang, Yuguang "Michael"

375

The 1987 Ground Vortex Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Margason, Richard J. (editor)

1988-01-01

376

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

377

International Planning Visits and Workshops  

NSF Publications Database

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

378

Surface Water Treatment Workshop Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was developed for use at workshops designed to increase the knowledge of experienced water treatment plant operators. Each of the fourteen 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: basic water…

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

379

Fiber-optic sensing workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this workshop was to assess the potential applications of fiber optic sensors in utility system applications. Particular attention was given to the limitations of current fiber optic sensors so as to define the range over which they can be applied. Limitations such as temperature, radiation, and survivability in water and steam highlighted some areas that could benefit

R. A. S. Lee; P. Levin

1989-01-01

380

MONITORING RADIONUCLIDES IN THE ATMOSPHERE OVER THE CZECH REPUBLIC AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ACCIDENT.  

PubMed

This paper presents the results of atmospheric radioactivity monitoring over the Czech Republic, as obtained by the Radiation Monitoring Network, following the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Maximum values for (131)I were 5.6 mBq m(-3) in aerosol form and 13 mBq m(-3) in gaseous form. The maximum values for (134)Cs and (137)Cs were 0.64 and 0.72 mBq m(-3), respectively. The estimated effective half-time for removing the activity from the atmosphere was 6-7 d and 3.5 d for caesium and iodine, respectively. The gaseous-to-total activity ratios of (131)I ranged between 0.3 and 0.9, with an arithmetic mean value of 0.77. The mean value for the (134)Cs/(137)Cs ratios was close to 1.0. The effective inhalation dose due to the accident for an adult living in the Czech Republic was estimated at <4 × 10(-5) mSv, out of which the proportion of (131)I was 88 %. PMID:24813185

Rulík, Petr; Hyža, Miroslav; Be?kova, V?ra; Borecky, Zden?k; Havránek, Ji?i; Hölgye, Zoltán; Luš?ak, Jan; Malá, Helena; Matzner, Jan; Pilátová, Helena; Rada, Ji?i; Schlesingerová, Eva; Sindelkova, Eva; Dragounová, Lenka; Vl?ek, Jaroslav

2014-05-01

381

Tobacco dependence, the most important cardiovascular risk factor: treatment in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Smoking is the most important cardiovascular (CV) risk factor. Stopping smoking halves the CV risk. Every clinician should provide a brief intervention with smokers. Intensive treatment should be available to those who need it. There are 37 Centers for Tobacco Dependence in the Czech Republic, which offer treatment including a psychobehavioral intervention and pharmacotherapy (varenicline, nicotine, bupropion). Czech physicians, pharmacists and nurses are regularly educated about smoking cessation. We describe the results of intensive treatment offered by our centers. Treatment includes screening (1 h), an intervention (2 h), and follow-up visits during the next 12 months. Among 3532 patients, 34.3 % had CO-validated abstinence at 12-months (including 489 patients who attended the screening visit + only the 12-month follow up visit). Among patients who underwent the intervention, the abstinence rate was 38.2 %. The majority of patients who underwent the intervention (N=2470) used some form of pharmacotherapy. After one year, the abstinence rate was 43.4 %, compared to 15.9 % (N=573) without pharmacotherapy. Only 28 % of patients came on the recommendation of a physician. Despite the decrease in CV risk following smoking cessation and the effectiveness of treatment, centers are underutilized. PMID:25428741

Králíková, E; Kme?ová, A; St?pánková, L; Zvolská, K; Felbrová, V; Kulovaná, S; Bortlí?ek, Z; Blaha, M; Fraser, K

2014-11-26

382

One language, two number-word systems and many problems: numerical cognition in the Czech language.  

PubMed

Comparing numerical performance between different languages does not only mean comparing different number-word systems, but also implies a comparison of differences regarding culture or educational systems. The Czech language provides the remarkable opportunity to disentangle this confound as there exist two different number-word systems within the same language: for instance, "25" can be either coded in non-inverted order "dvadsetpät" [twenty-five] or in inverted order "pätadvadset" [five-and-twenty]. To investigate the influence of the number-word system on basic numerical processing within one culture, 7-year-old Czech-speaking children had to perform a transcoding task (i.e., writing Arabic numbers to dictation) in both number-word systems. The observed error pattern clearly indicated that the structure of the number-word system determined transcoding performance reliably: In the inverted number-word system about half of all errors were inversion-related. In contrast, hardly any inversion-related errors occurred in the non-inverted number-word system. We conclude that the development of numerical cognition does not only depend on cultural or educational differences, but is indeed related to the structure and transparency of a given number-word system. PMID:21763104

Pixner, S; Zuber, J; He?manová, V; Kaufmann, L; Nuerk, H-C; Moeller, K

2011-01-01

383

Zoonotic Dirofilaria repens (Nematoda: Filarioidea) in Aedes vexans mosquitoes, Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The surveillance of vectors for arthropod-borne pathogens is nowadays an important tool in surveillance programmes throughout Europe. Whereas many studies have been performed to screen arthropods for viruses or bacterial pathogens, only limited information is available concerning the geographical distribution and vector range of pathogenic filariae in Central Europe. To consider the prevalence of filarial parasites in mosquito vectors, we performed a molecular survey of mosquitoes for filarial DNA. Mosquito collection was conducted at six study sites in the South Moravian region (Czech Republic) close to the borders with Slovakia and Austria from 2009 to 2011. Molecular screening of mosquitoes was conducted using conventional PCR with primers designed to amplify the mitochondrial cytochromoxidase subunit I gene as well as the partial 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene. A total of 13,222 mosquitoes belonging to six species were captured and distributed into 237 pools with different numbers of individuals. Overall, four pools were positive for Dirofilaria repens (a minimum infection rate 0.03%) at two study sites (both natural and urban). Another filarial parasite detected during a study into Aedes vexans mosquitoes revealed the closest homology to Setaria spp. We detected specific D. repens DNA in Ae. vexans mosquitoes for the first time in the Czech Republic and confirmed the circulation of Dirofilaria spp. in a natural focus of infection providing an epidemiological link between autochthonous canine cases and mosquito vectors in the area studied. PMID:25346197

Rudolf, Ivo; Šebesta, Old?ich; Mendel, Jan; Betášová, Lenka; Bocková, Eva; Jedli?ková, Petra; Venclíková, Kristýna; Blažejová, Hana; Šikutová, Silvie; Hubálek, Zden?k

2014-12-01

384

Iron overload and HFE gene mutations in Czech patients with chronic liver diseases.  

PubMed

The aim of the study was to identify the prevalence of HFE gene mutations in Czech patients with chronic liver diseases and the influence of the mutations on iron status. The presence of HFE gene mutations (C282Y, H63D, and S65C) analyzed by the PCR-RFLP method, presence of cirrhosis, and serum iron indices were compared among 454 patients with different chronic liver diseases (51 with chronic hepatitis B, 122 with chronic hepatitis C, 218 with alcoholic liver disease, and 63 patients with hemochromatosis). Chronic liver diseases patients other than hemochromatics did not have an increased frequency of HFE gene mutations compared to controls. Although 33.3% of patients with hepatitis B, 43% of patients with hepatitis C, and 73.2% of patients with alcoholic liver disease had elevated transferrin saturation or serum ferritin levels, the presence of HFE gene mutations was not significantly associated with iron overload in these patients. Additionally, patients with cirrhosis did not have frequencies of HFE mutations different from those without cirrhosis. This study emphasizes the importance, not only of C282Y, but also of the H63D homozygous genetic constellation in Czech hemochromatosis patients. Our findings show that increased iron indices are common in chronic liver diseases but {\\it HFE} mutations do not play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C, and alcoholic liver disease. PMID:22297603

Dostalikova-Cimburova, Marketa; Kratka, Karolina; Stransky, Jaroslav; Putova, Ivana; Cieslarova, Blanka; Horak, Jiri

2012-01-01

385

Runoff changes in Czech headwater regions after deforestation induced by acid rains  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tendencies in water regime resulting from land-use change represent an important subject for research and in the region of so called Black Triangle at the borders of Czech Republic, Germany and Poland urgent practical problem. Namely extensive deforestation in Czech hilly basins induced by acid rains, which appeared in seventies and eighties, requires attention. Discussions among professionals and public, sometimes having emotional character, took place after large floods on the rivers Odra and Morava in 1997 and in Vltava and Elbe river basins in August 2002. The influence of deforestation induced by acid rains in the Central Europe has been considered as important contribution to disastrous character of floods. Simulations of rainfall-runoff process in several catchments and experimental basins in two distinct headwater regions along German borders, with different extent of deforestation have been carried out using daily time series up to 40 years long. The outputs of two hydrological models of different structure have been compared in these investigations: - the conceptual model SAC-SMA - Sacramento soil moisture accounting - physically based 1- D model BROOK´90 The differences between observed and simulated discharge, which could show the tendencies in the runoff have been followed. They indicate increase of runoff after deforestation.

Buchtele, J.; Buchtelova, M.; Hrkal, Z.; Koskova, R.

2003-04-01

386

Seroprevalence rates of BKV, JCV, and MCPyV polyomaviruses in the general Czech Republic population.  

PubMed

JC and BK polyomaviruses (JCV and BKV) infect humans and can cause severe illnesses in immunocompromised patients. Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) can be found in skin carcinomas. In this study, we assessed the occurrence of serum antibodies against MCPyV, BKV, and JCV polyomaviruses in a healthy population of the Czech Republic. Serum samples from 991 healthy individuals (age range: 6-64 years) were examined by enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) using virus-like particles (VLPs) based on the major VP1 capsid proteins of these viruses. Overall, serum antibodies against MCPyV, JCV, and BKV were found in 63%, 57%, and 69%, respectively, of this population. For all three viruses, these rates were associated with age; the occurrence of antibodies against MCPyV and JCV was highest for those older than 59 years, while the occurrence of antibodies against BKV was highest in those aged 10-19 years and 20-29 years. This is the first large study to determine the seroprevalence rates for BKV, JCV, and MCPyV polyomaviruses in the general Czech Republic population. PMID:24214630

Sroller, Vojt?ch; Hamšíková, Eva; Ludvíková, Viera; Vochozková, Petra; Kojzarová, Martina; Fraiberk, Martin; Saláková, Martina; Morávková, Alena; Forstová, Jitka; N?me?ková, Sárka

2014-09-01

387

Long-term variations in phenological phases and growing season indexes in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Phenological phases reflect weather conditions immediately prior to their onset and are therefore very important documentary record of the impact of climate on plants in a particular region. We analyze the results of phenological observations in the Czech Republic in the years 1931-2010. Air temperature increases were associated with an earlier onset of phenological phases; not just the beginning of the growing season but also the interval between successive phenological phases was shorter. Spatial variability of average phenophase onset were executed by GIS methods, the maps use horizontal resolutions of 500 meters. To quantify the rate and timing of changes in canopy development was utilized Growing Season Index (GSI), which was calculated from conventional meteorological measurements. Finally, we used the GSI index for producing global maps that distinguish regional differences in the current phenological development in the Czech Republic. GSI index can be used in modeling of CO2 exchange at the interface of biosphere and atmosphere. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ministry of education, youth and sports project OC10010, LD11401 and National Agency for Agriculture Research project Q191C054.

Mozny, M.; Potop, V.; Hajkova, L.; Bares, D.; Stalmacher, M.; Trnka, M.; Bartosova, L.; Zalud, Z.

2012-04-01

388

Mental Health and Sexual Identity in a Sample of Male Sex Workers in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

Background Previous qualitative research has examined male sex workers in the Czech Republic, but this mapping study is the first to investigate male sex work in a quantitative research design and focus on the mental health of these sex workers. This study also examines male sex workers’ mental health problems in relation to their sexual identity or orientation. Material/Methods A sample of Czech male sex workers (N=40) were examined on a range of sexual and psychological variables using a quantitative survey administered face-to-face. The study employed locally validated versions of Beck’s Depression Inventory and Zung’s Self-Report Anxiety Scale. Results The results indicate that for homosexuals, working as a male sex worker is not related to any serious mental health problems. However, those identifying as heterosexual and bisexual more frequently reported symptoms of depression and bisexuals showed significantly more anxiety. Conclusions These findings suggest sexual identity is an important issue to consider when addressing the mental health needs of this population. PMID:25239091

Bar-Johnson, Michael; Weiss, Petr

2014-01-01

389

West Nile Virus Equine Serosurvey in the Czech and Slovak Republics  

PubMed Central

Abstract A serological survey for West Nile virus (WNV) infection involved 395 horses from 43 administrative districts of the Czech Republic (163 animals) and 29 districts of Slovakia (232 animals), sampled between 2008 and 2011. Using a plaque-reduction neutralization microtest, antibodies to WNV were not detected in any horse from the Czech Republic, whereas 19 nonvaccinated horses from Slovakia had specific antibodies to WNV (no cross-reactions were observed with tick-borne encephalitis and Usutu flaviviruses in those animals). The seropositivity rate of nonvaccinated horses in Slovakia was 8.3% (95% confidence interval [CI] 4.7–11.9%), and autochthonous local infection with WNV occurred at least in 11, i.e., 4.8% (95% CI 2.0–7.6%) of the animals. All seropositive horses lived in six lowland districts of southern Slovakia; overall, 15.1% (95% CI 8.8–21.4%) of 126 nonvaccinated horses were seropositive in those districts, situated relatively closely to the border with Hungary, i.e., the country where WNV disease cases have been reported in birds, horses and humans since 2003. PMID:23919605

Ludvíková, Eva; Jahn, Petr; Treml, František; Rudolf, Ivo; Svobodová, Petra; Šikutová, Silvie; Betášová, Lenka; Bíreš, Jozef; Mojžíš, Miroslav; Tinák, Martin; Boldižár, Martin; Citso?ová, Gabriela; Staššíková, Zuzana

2013-01-01

390

West Nile Virus equine serosurvey in the Czech and Slovak republics.  

PubMed

A serological survey for West Nile virus (WNV) infection involved 395 horses from 43 administrative districts of the Czech Republic (163 animals) and 29 districts of Slovakia (232 animals), sampled between 2008 and 2011. Using a plaque-reduction neutralization microtest, antibodies to WNV were not detected in any horse from the Czech Republic, whereas 19 nonvaccinated horses from Slovakia had specific antibodies to WNV (no cross-reactions were observed with tick-borne encephalitis and Usutu flaviviruses in those animals). The seropositivity rate of nonvaccinated horses in Slovakia was 8.3% (95% confidence interval [CI] 4.7-11.9%), and autochthonous local infection with WNV occurred at least in 11, i.e., 4.8% (95% CI 2.0-7.6%) of the animals. All seropositive horses lived in six lowland districts of southern Slovakia; overall, 15.1% (95% CI 8.8-21.4%) of 126 nonvaccinated horses were seropositive in those districts, situated relatively closely to the border with Hungary, i.e., the country where WNV disease cases have been reported in birds, horses and humans since 2003. PMID:23919605

Hubálek, Zdenek; Ludvíková, Eva; Jahn, Petr; Treml, František; Rudolf, Ivo; Svobodová, Petra; Šikutová, Silvie; Betášová, Lenka; Bíreš, Jozef; Mojžíš, Miroslav; Tinák, Martin; Boldižár, Martin; Citso?ová, Gabriela; Staššíková, Zuzana

2013-10-01

391

Risk Management Techniques and Practice Workshop Workshop Report  

SciTech Connect

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

Quinn, T; Zosel, M

2008-12-02

392

77 FR 43846 - Food and Drug Administration Pediatric Medical Devices Workshop; Notice of Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development is announcing the following workshop...Pediatric Medical Devices Workshop is supported by FDA's Office of Orphan Product Development and will include participants from the...

2012-07-26

393

Fire the manager to improve performance?Managerial turnover and incentives after privatization in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis paper analyses the effect of the introduction of managerial incentives and new human capital on enterprise performance immediately after privatization in the Czech Republic. We find weak evidence for the presence of managerial incentives: only from 1997, 3 to 4 years after privatization, does poor performance significantly increase the probability of managerial change. Nevertheless, replacing the managing director in

Jana P. Fidrmuc; Jan Fidrmuc

2007-01-01

394

The Contours of Police Integrity Across Eastern EuropeThe Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the integrity contours of two police in Eastern Europe that have experienced dramatically different democratic transitions. The democratic transition and reform of the police in the Czech Republic was largely self-imposed and occurred with relatively low levels of violence. Conversely, the experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina involved a war resulting in outside intervention and reform efforts orchestrated by

Tara OConnor Shelley

2008-01-01

395

The Relationship between ICT Use and Science Knowledge for Czech Students: A Secondary Analysis of PISA 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment focussed on students' scientific competencies, measured their knowledge and provided questionnaires focussed on different aspects of life. One aspect was students' experience with information and communication technology (ICT). A secondary analysis of variance of the Czech Republic data (N =…

Kubiatko, Milan; Vlckova, Katerina

2010-01-01

396

Studies on phenology and harmfulness of Aceria carvi Nal. (Acari: Eriophyidae) on caraway, Carum carvi L., in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Caraway (Carum carvi L.) belongs to the traditional crops which have been grown in Bohemia since the end of the 19th century. Depressaria daucella (Denis and Schiffermüller) and Aceria carvi Nal. are two main pests of caraway in the Czech Republic. The latter becomes a serious problem in major caraway-growing areas. So far, no effective method for its control is

Rostislav Zemek; Miroslava Kurowská; Ludmila Kameníková; Gabriela Zemková Rovenská; Ji?í Havel; František Reindl

2005-01-01

397

MONITORING AND MODELING METHODS FOR DEVELOPING AIR POLLUTION CONTROL STRATEGIES: A CASE STUDY IN THE NORTHWEST CZECH REPUBLIC  

EPA Science Inventory

Scientists from the United States and the Czech Republic recently completed a study to investigate the ambient air quality impact of industrial and motor vehicle sources in Teplice. ir pollution measurements made from 1992 through 1993 provide data on ambient concentrations of su...

398

The Influence of Gender, Grade Level and Favourite Subject on Czech Lower Secondary School Pupils' Perception of Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geography is an important school subject that brings pupils' description and explanation of social, economic and/or political aspects of the changing world. It has been affirmed that the interest in a subject depends on the attitude to this subject. This study investigates Czech lower secondary school pupils' perception of geography. The research…

Kubiatko, Milan; Janko, Tomas; Mrazkova, Katerina

2012-01-01

399

Humboldt Goes to the Labour Market: How Academic Higher Education Fuels Labour Market Success in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Czech Republic is one of the post-communist countries where the transformation from late industrial to knowledge economies and knowledge societies was complicated by the simultaneous transformations from communist centrally planned economies to democratic regimes and market economies. Furthermore, the transformation of higher education itself…

Pabian, Petr; Sima, Karel; Kyncilova, Lucie

2011-01-01

400

Observations of overwintering nymphalid butterflies in underground shelters in SW and W Bohemia (Czech Republic) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae  

E-print Network

Observations of overwintering nymphalid butterflies in underground shelters in SW and W Bohemia and observations of overwintering nymphalid butterflies in various types of underground shelters in SW-W Bohemia, Czech Republic are presented. During these surveys, three species of nymphalid butterflies were

Fric, Zdenek

401

Naming Persons in Bigar, a Czech-Speaking Village in the Southern Romanian Banat. Sociolinguistic Working Paper Number 89.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The unusually elaborate system of nicknaming in the Romanian village of Bigar, wih a population of 340, is influenced by the region's history. Every villager has a legal name consisting of a given or first name and a family name, both conforming to Romanian orthography. The villagers may also use the corresponding Czech forms in informal contexts…

Salzmann, Zdenek

402

European Standards for Quality Assurance and Institutional Practices of Student Assessment in the UK, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses the student assessment procedures of 12 universities in the UK, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic with respect to their alignment with the European standards and guidelines on the quality of assessing higher education students (European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance [ESG] 1.3). Based on qualitative…

Kohoutek, Jan

2014-01-01

403

Acquisition and ecological characterization of Lactuca serriola L. germplasm collected in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and United Kingdom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Expeditions were conducted in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and United Kingdom in 2001 (partly 1998) to study Lactuca serriola L. (prickly lettuce, compass plant) geographic distribution, ecology, habitat characteristics and occurrence of diseases and pests on this species. During these missions the seed material of L. serriola L. was collected in an east–west transect of these four countries.

A. Lebeda; I. Doležalová; E. K?ístková; K. J. Dehmer; D. Astley; C. C. M. van de Wiel; R. van Treuren

2007-01-01

404

Innovative Teachers at Today's Czech Schools: Who Are They and Which Part Do They Play in the Execution of Changes?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Our research attempts to define the role of innovative teachers in the reform process. Our respondents--innovative teachers--are looked for among the members of spontaneous, bottom-up, nation-wide teacher initiatives which have been independently developing in the Czech education for more than a decade. Our contribution is based on a research…

Novotny, Petr

2003-01-01

405

Education As a Strategy for Life Success in the Postcommunist Transformation: The Case of the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from four social surveys in the Czech Republic reveal that higher education is returning as a strategy for life success, after being discarded for decades due to Communist egalitarian ideology. Economic returns to education have increased but college graduates feel underpaid. However, many people still hold the "socialist" belief that…

Mateju, Petr; Rehakova, Blanka

1996-01-01

406

Verifying of Information Content of Economic Value Added EVA in the Food-processing Sector of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is devoted to today's very popular performance measure - Economic Value Added (EVA). The aim of this article is to investigate the relationship between Economic Value Added, traditional performance measures (ROA and ROE) and ability of creation of shareholder wealth for food-processing firms in the Czech Republic. The intent of this article is fulfilled by providing a simple

Gabriela Chmelíková

2008-01-01

407

Twenty Years after the Velvet Revolution: Shifts in Czech Adolescents' Perceptions of Family, School, and Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Families and schools are traditionally seen as substantial socialization agents forming adolescents' social values and their views of society. Special attention is paid to the question whether the relative importance of these influences remains stable in times of major social changes. In this study, two different generations of Czech middle…

Šerek, Jan; Macek, Petr; Ježek, Stanislav; Lacinová, Lenka

2014-01-01

408

Mobile Software-Agents Workshop at Schloss Dagstuhl  

E-print Network

. The organizers of the workshop want to thank the European Community for supporting this workshop by the Training this workshop. 2 #12;Contents Jochim Baumann Termination and Orphan Detection in Mobile Agent Systems

409

Assessing the Effects of Facilitated Workshops in Requirements Engineering  

E-print Network

in other develop- ment methodologies. Facilitated workshops are led by a facilitator. A facili- tator the introduction of facilitated workshops. The costs consist of both introduction costs (training workshop facili

van Vliet, Hans

410

Compact stars and accretion disks: Workshop summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop on `Compact Stars and Accretion Disks' was held on 11-12 August 1997 at the Australian National University. The workshop was opened by Professor Jeremy Mould, the Director of Mount Stromlo Observatory. The workshop was organised to coincide with visits to the ANU Astrophysical Theory Centre by Professor Ron Webbink from the University of Illinois, Professor Rainer Wehrse from the University of Heidelberg and Dr Chris Tout from the University of Cambridge. The workshop attracted over 25 participants nationwide. Participants included members of the Special Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Sydney, led by Professor Don Melrose, Professor Dick Manchester from the ATNF, Professor Ravi Sood from ADFA, Dr John Greenhill from the University of Tasmania and Dr Rosemary Mardling from Monash University. Dr Helen Johnston from AAO and Dr Kurt Liffman from AFDL also attended the workshop. The abstracts of twelve of the workshop papers are presented in this summary.

Li, J.

1998-07-01

411

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

412

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 accounts etc.), it has proved possible to create series of winter wheat harvest dates for the period 1501-2008. Employing linear regression, the harvesting dates of the main cereal species (wheat, rye, barley, oats) were first converted to winter wheat harvest days and then normalised to the same altitude above sea level. The next step consisted of using series of winter wheat harvest dates to reconstruct mean March-June temperatures in the Czech Lands, applying standard palaeoclimatological methods. Series reconstructed by linear regression explain 70% of temperature variability. A profound cold period corresponding with late winter wheat harvests was noted between 1659 and 1705. In contrast, warm periods (i.e. early winter wheat harvests) were found for the periods of 1517-1542, 1788-1834 and 1946-2008. The period after 1951 is the warmest of all throughout the entire 1501-2008 period. Comparisons with other European temperature reconstructions derived from documentary sources (including grape harvest dates), tree-ring and instrumental data reveal generally close agreement, with significant correlations. Lower correlations around A.D. 1650 and 1750 may be partly related to deterioration of socio-economic conditions in the Czech Lands resulting from prolonged wars. The results obtained demonstrate that it is possible to use widely-available cereal harvest data for climate analysis and also that such data constitute an independent proxy data series for the region of Central Europe crucial to further studies of the potential impact of climatic variability and climate change on agriculture. (The paper was supported by Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, project No. 521/08/1682.)

Brázdil, Rudolf; Možný, Martin; Dobrovolný, Petr; Trnka, Mirek

2010-05-01

413

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

414

Canadian EdGEO National Workshop Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Established in the early 1970s, EdGEO supports locally driven geosciences workshops for Canadian teachers. Workshops are organized by geoscientists and teachers, and typically have field, laboratory and classroom components. Grants of up to $3000 per workshop are available from the National EdGEO Program. By providing educational opportunities for today's teachers and, through them, their students, EdGEO seeks to cultivate a

L. A. Clinton; F. M. Haidl; L. A. Hymers; E. van der Flier-Keller

2009-01-01

415

The USRA workshop report: Electrostatic fog dispersal  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Davis, M. H. (editor)

1983-01-01

416

International Workshop on Interfaces at Bear Creek  

E-print Network

International Workshop on Interfaces at Bear Creek October 2­5, 2012 Bear Creek Mountain Resort Workshop on Interfaces at Bear Creek October 2­5, 2012 Bear Creek Mountain Resort Macungie, PA USA WORKSHOP PROGRAM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Arrival at the Inn at Bear Creek 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p

Gilchrist, James F.

417

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.

418

1997 Spacecraft Contamination and Coatings Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1997-01-01

419

Projected changes in the evolution of drought assessed with the SPEI over the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In previous studies the spatial and temporal evolution of drought events in the Czech Republic were extensively analyzed by comparing results from the most advanced drought indices (e.g. the SPI and SPEI), which take into account the role of antecedent conditions in quantifying drought severity. In the present study, the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) was adopted to assess and project drought characteristics in the Czech Republic based on the regional climate model ALADIN-Climate/CZ simulated data. The simulations were conducted at high resolution (10km) for the current (1961-2000) and two future climates (2021-2050 and 2071-2100). First, the observed data of air temperature and precipitation totals was transferred into a regular grid of ALADIN-Climate/CZ model. The bias correction was applied on the scenario runs. The bias correction method is based on variable correction using individual percentiles whose relationship is derived from observations and control RCM simulation. The SPEI was calculated based on observed monthly data of mean temperature and precipitation totals for the period 1961-1990, as reference period, and for the periods 2021-2050 and 2071-2100, as future climates under A1B SRES scenario. The SPEI were calculated with various lags, 1, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months because the drought at these time scales is relevant for agricultural, hydrological and socio-economic impact, respectively. The study refers at the warm season of the year (April to September). As in the case of observational study, we have identified three climatically homogeneous regions, corresponding to the altitudes below 400 m, between 401 and 700 m and, above 700 m. For these three regions the frequency distribution of the SPEI values in 7 classes of drought category (%) were calculated based on grid point data falling in each region, both for the observed data and scenario runs. The paper presents the projected changes in frequency distribution of SPEI at various time scales, in intensity, duration and spatial distribution of drought over the territory of the Czech Republic under A1B scenario for the middle and the end of 21st century. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for projects OC10010.

Potop, V.; Boroneana, C.; Stepanek, P.; Skalak, P.; Mozny, M.

2012-04-01

420

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli as Causes of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

Background Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) cause diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (D+ HUS) worldwide, but no systematic study of EHEC as the causative agents of HUS was performed in the Czech Republic. We analyzed stools of all patients with D+ HUS in the Czech Republic between 1998 and 2012 for evidence of EHEC infection. We determined virulence profiles, phenotypes, antimicrobial susceptibilities and phylogeny of the EHEC isolates. Methodology/Principal Findings Virulence loci were identified using PCR, phenotypes and antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined using standard procedures, and phylogeny was assessed using multilocus sequence typing. During the 15-year period, EHEC were isolated from stools of 39 (69.4%) of 56 patients. The strains belonged to serotypes [fliC types] O157:H7/NM[fliCH7] (50% of which were sorbitol-fermenting; SF), O26:H11/NM[fliCH11], O55:NM[fliCH7], O111:NM[fliCH8], O145:H28[fliCH28], O172:NM[fliCH25], and Orough:NM[fliCH25]. O26:H11/NM[fliCH11] was the most common serotype associated with HUS (41% isolates). Five stx genotypes were identified, the most frequent being stx2a (71.1% isolates). Most strains contained EHEC-hlyA encoding EHEC hemolysin, and a subset (all SF O157:NM and one O157:H7) harbored cdt-V encoding cytolethal distending toxin. espP? encoding serine protease EspP? was found in EHEC O157:H7, O26:H11/NM, and O145:H28, whereas O172:NM and Orough:NM strains contained espP?. All isolates contained eae encoding adhesin intimin, which belonged to subtypes ? (O26), ? (O55, O145, O157), ?2/? (O111), and ? (O172, Orough). Loci encoding other adhesins (efa1, lpfAO26, lpfAO157OI-141, lpfAO157OI-154, iha) were usually associated with particular serotypes. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated nine sequence types (STs) which correlated with serotypes. Of these, two STs (ST660 and ST1595) were not found in HUS-associated EHEC before. Conclusions/Significance EHEC strains, including O157:H7 and non-O157:H7, are frequent causes of D+ HUS in the Czech Republic. Identification of unusual EHEC serotypes/STs causing HUS calls for establishment of an European collection of HUS-associated EHEC, enabling to study properties and evolution of these important pathogens. PMID:24040117

Marejková, Monika; Bláhová, Kv?ta; Janda, Jan; Fruth, Angelika; Petráš, Petr

2013-01-01

421

Evaluation of the QPF of convective flash flood rainfalls over the Czech territory in 2009  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, quantitative precipitation forecasts (QPF) are evaluated using several verification techniques and analysis of the results from these techniques. The forecasts were produced by two limited-area numerical weather prediction models: the ALADIN-CZ model operated by the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute (CHMI) and the COSMO model operated by the German Weather Service (DWD). Each model was run using two horizontal resolutions over the domain covering the Czech Republic. The ALADIN-CZ model outputs were obtained using resolutions of approximately 9 km and 4.7 km, and the COSMO model outputs were obtained using resolutions of approximately 7 km and 2.8 km. The forecast quality is studied for the flash flood period that occurred in June and July of 2009, when convective rainfalls with durations of 1 to 3 h and a return period of more than 100 years caused devastating floods in many Czech localities. The radar-based rainfalls used to verify the forecasts were produced by the CHMI operational product MERGE, which merges radar-derived rainfalls with the rainfalls that are measured by ground rain gauges. A series of 56 consecutive forecasts of 3-h rainfalls were verified using traditional and spatial verification techniques, and the results from these analyses were compared. The verification was performed using traditional verification scores based on a contingency table, spatial verification by the fractions skill score (FSS) and the SAL (structure-amplitude-location) technique. The FSS represents a fuzzy verification technique and compares the fractional coverage of precipitation grids over a threshold in spatial windows around the observations and forecasts. The SAL is a spatial object-oriented verification technique used to evaluate the structure, amplitude, and location of a precipitation field. The quality of QPF depends strongly on the scale of convective precipitation, and all models provide good forecast quality for extended rainfall systems. The opposite is true for the local and more or less chaotic convection during the final part of the time period. The FSS indicates how the results depend on the threshold and scale of precipitation. The COSMO 2.8 model is able to determine the largest local rainfall values, but models with lower resolution, such as the ALADIN 9 km and COSMO 7 km, provide better results for lower thresholds and larger scales. The use of more verification techniques is suitable for a modeller-oriented evaluation of different aspects of forecast quality.

Zacharov, Petr; Rezacova, Daniela; Brozkova, Radmila

2013-09-01

422

Evaluation of Inbreeding and Genetic Variability of Five Pig Breeds in Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

The complex analysis of the pedigree records of Czech Landrace (CLA), Czech Large White-dam line (CLWd), Czech Large White-sire line (CLWs), Duroc (DC), and Pietrain (PN) was performed to determine trends of genetic diversity (GD), and to find the main sources of the GD loss. The total size of the pedigree was 132,365, 391,151, 32,913, 13,299, and 7,160 animals in CLA, CLWd, CLWs, DC, and PN, respectively. Animals born in the years 2011 through 2013 were assumed as the reference population. The average pedigree completeness index for one generation back was 95.9%, 97.4%, 91.2%, 89.8%, and 94.2% for appropriate breeds. Number of ancestors explaining 100% of gene pool was 186, 373, 125, 157, and 37 in CLA, CLWd, CLWs, DC, and PN, respectively. The relative proportion of inbred animals (58%, 58%, 54%, 47%, and 25%), the average inbreeding (2.7%, 1.4%, 2.5%, 3.6%, and 1.3%) and the average co-ancestry (3.1%, 1.6%, 3.3%, 4.2%, and 3.3%) were found over the past decade in analysed breeds. The expected inbreeding under random mating increased during the last 10 years in CLWs and PN and varied from 1.27% to 3.2%. The effective population size computed on the basis of inbreeding was 76, 74, 50, 35, and 83 in 2012 in CLA, CLWd, CLWs, DC, and PN, respectively. The shortest generation interval (1.45) was observed for CLWd in sire to son selection pathway. The longest generation interval obtained PN (1.95) in sire to daughter pathway. The average relative GD loss within last generation interval was 7.05%, 4.70%, 9.81%, 7.47%, and 10.46%, respectively. The relative proportion of GD loss due to genetic drift on total GD loss was 85.04%, 84.51%, 89.46%, 86.19%, and 83.68% in CLA, CLWd, CLWs, DC, and PN, respectively. All breeds were characterized by a high proportion of inbred animals, but the average inbreeding was low. The most vulnerable breeds to loss of GD are DC and PN. Therefore, a breeding program should be more oriented to prevent the increase of GD loss in these breeds. PMID:25557673

Krupa, E.; Žáková, E.; Krupová, Z.

2015-01-01

423

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

424

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

425

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

426

Unmasking workshop ecology in applied performance.  

E-print Network

??This practice-led research enquiry identifies, develops and illustrates workshop ecology in Applied Performance. It explores how Applied Performance forms are applied in and transformed through… (more)

Linthwaite, Hayley

2012-01-01

427

Summer 1994 Computational Science Workshop. Final report  

SciTech Connect

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

NONE

1994-12-31

428

City Stars Teacher Workshops: 1994 - 1997  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Grice, N.

1998-05-01

429

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

430

Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series: Workshop 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2001-01-01

431

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

432

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

433

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

434

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

435

Short communication: Polymorphism of casein cluster genes in Czech local goat breeds.  

PubMed

The 4 casein loci were evaluated as haplotypes in 2 dairy goat breeds kept in the Czech Republic. Analysis of 41 White Shorthaired (WSH) trio families and 44 Brown Shorthaired (BSH) trio families revealed 14 and 20 haplotypes, respectively. Various genomic techniques were used to type the casein loci. Twenty-two different combinations of these alleles (casein haplotypes, in the order CSN1S1-CSN2-CSN1S2-CSN3) were found. Only 5 haplotypes in the WSH breed and 6 haplotypes in the BSH breed occurred at frequencies >0.05. For the WSH breed, the most common haplotype was FCFB (0.260), whereas for the BSH breed, the most common haplotype was FCFA (0.217). The information on the haplotype variability in both breeds could be used in breeding programs aimed at preserving biodiversity or selecting animals for specific protein production and cheesemaking. PMID:19923624

Sztankóová, Z; Mátlová, V; Kysel'ová, J; Jandurová, O M; Ríha, J; Senese, C

2009-12-01

436

The Czech government scholarship programme for students from developing countries--evaluation findings and policy reflections.  

PubMed

In Czech Republic there is a long tradition of providing tertiary scholarships to students from developing countries. The government scholarship programme started in the 1950s already as a part of the Czechoslovak technical assistance to countries in the South. Even though the programme left tens of thousands of graduates all over the world, the recent programme evaluation has revealed that it is characterised by a relatively poor performance. This article brings forward the main outcomes of the programme evaluation, highlights the policy recommendations and summarises policy reflections that occurred following the evaluation. The programme evaluation was done under unfavourable circumstances and could be accordingly defined as 'shoestring evaluation'. The restrictions and their influence on evaluation outcomes are discussed in article, too. PMID:24380834

N?me?ková, Tereza; Krylová, Petra; Horký -Hluchá?, Ond?ej; Hejkrlík, Ji?í; Jílkova, Klementína

2014-04-01

437

Ice hockey lung - a case of mass nitrogen dioxide poisoning in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Nitrogen dioxide (NO?) is a toxic gas, a product of combustion in malfunctioning ice-resurfacing machines. NO? poisoning is rare but potentially lethal. The authors report a case of mass NO? poisoning involving 15 amateur ice hockey players in the Czech Republic. All players were treated in the Department of Respiratory Diseases at Brno University Hospital in November 2010 - three as inpatients because they developed pneumonitis. All patients were followed-up until November 2011. Complete recovery in all but one patient was achieved by December 2010. None of the 15 patients developed asthma-like disease or chronic cough. Corticosteroids appeared to be useful in treatment. Electric-powered ice-resurfacing machines are preferable in indoor ice skating arenas. PMID:24032121

Brat, Kristian; Merta, Zdenek; Plutinsky, Marek; Skrickova, Jana; Stanek, Miroslav

2013-01-01

438

Population decline in Polish and Czech cities during post-socialism? Looking behind the official statistics.  

PubMed

The evolving debate on "urban shrinkage" mirrors an increasing interest in demographic phenomena on the part of urban scholars. This paper discusses ambiguous evidence about recent population decline in the large cities of Poland and the Czech Republic, with a particular focus on ?ódz and Brno in general and their inner cities more specifically. By applying a mixed-method approach, the paper identifies indications of inner-city repopulation and socio-demographic diversification which are not yet apparent in register or census data. It is argued that there are indications of a silent transformation of traditional residential patterns and neighbourhoods in east central Europe. In the inner cities, this is reflected, amongst other things, by the presence of new households that may be called "transitory urbanites". PMID:20976877

Steinführer, Annett; Bierzynski, Adam; Grossmann, Katrin; Haase, Annegret; Kabisch, Sigrun; Klusácek, Petr

2010-01-01

439

Sub-slab depressurisation systems used in the Czech Republic and verification of their efficiency.  

PubMed

Design principles for sub-slab depressurisation systems recently used in the Czech Republic for remediating existing buildings are described. Results of an efficiency analysis performed on the basis of data from >60 single-family houses are presented. It was found out that the efficiency varies between 70 and 98 %, which is twice greater than when additionally applied radon-proof insulation is used. The efficiency is mainly influenced by the vertical profile of the soil permeability and by the air-tightness of floors resting on the soil. Higher efficiency was found for houses with greater air-tightness of the floors and with a sub-floor layer with permeability higher than the permeability of the subsoil. PMID:25004940

Jiránek, M

2014-11-01

440

Occurrence of extractable ink residuals in packaging materials used in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Residues of printing ink components were determined in 94 samples of packaging materials commercially used in the Czech Republic for food packaging. The samples tested included printed polyethylene and polypropylene films, co-extruded and laminated films, paperboard beverages boxes, foils for thermo sealing of polystyrene cups, and polypropylene cups. Printing ink components were extracted with diethylether, then separated and determined using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Fifty compounds potentially originating from printing were isolated, identified and quantified. No acute health risk for consumers were identified, even though several findings of high levels of photo-initiators (e.g. in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films for thermo sealing of polystyrene cups) as well as plasticizers (acetyl tributyl citrate, tributyl aconitate, 2-butoxyethyl oleate and 2-ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate in co-extruded films) indicate that their real migration into food and/or food simulants needs to be undertaken for a proper safety evaluation. PMID:19760527

Dupáková, Z; Dobiás, J; Votavová, L; Klaudisová, K; Voldrich, M

2010-01-01

441

Tumors in the 18th and 19th centuries at Brno, Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Symptoms signs of benign and malignant tumors were observed during paleopathological analysis of skeletal remains from the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. Approximately 1,200 skeletons were examined from two Modern era archaeology sites: the Malá Nová ulice (Little New Street) cemetery and the cemetery of the Nemocnice Milosrdných bratrí (Merciful Brothers' Hospital). Osteomas, usually located on the flat bones of the cranial vault, were the most frequent skeletal pathology. Symptoms signs of malignant tumors were observed in three cases. In one case lytic foci caused by the metastases of a malignant tumor in the soft tissue was observed. Traces of myeloma multiplex were found in two individuals. Living conditions in that period, and possible carcinogenic environmental influences were assessed for the general population of Brno. This report contributes to a better understanding of the historical development of cancers and the clarification of possible causes for their modern increase of incidence. PMID:24620566

Vargová, Lenka; Horácková, Ladislava; Nemecková, Alena; Krupa, Petr; Mensíková, Miroslava

2013-01-01

442

Survived spondyloptosis of the thoracic spine in the Early Middle Ages (Czech Republic).  

PubMed

At a Slavic site Pohansko near B?eclav (Czech Republic), at the burial ground around the church (9th-10th century) 757 skeletons (208 males, 159 females, 354 sub-adults and 36 undetermined individuals), were excavated. More or less complete vertebral column was preserved in 109 adults. Among those, in the grave number 403, the skeletal remains of an adult male were found with the deformity of the spine probably caused by severe trauma (spondyloptosis). Due to the poor preservation of the caudal part of the spine, we cannot exclude diagnoses including spondylitis tuberculosa and developmental defects of the spine such as the persistence of neurocentral synchondroses, or the retrosomatic cleft. Considering the first possible diagnosis to be the most probable, it would be the first survived case of spondyloptosis identified in the palaeopathological literature. PMID:24083937

Kalová, K; Drozdová, E; Smr?ka, V

2013-12-01

443

The Conception Approach to the Traffic Control in Czech Cities - Examples from Prague  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Modern and economic development of contemporary towns is without question highly dependent upon traffic infrastructure progress. Automobile transport intensity is dramatically rising in large towns and other Czech and European cities. At the same time number of traffic congestions and accidents is increasing, standing times are becoming longer and ecological stress is also escalated. To solve this situation seems to be the most effective solution to design intelligent traffic light intersection control system, variable message signs, preference of public transportation, road line traffic control and next telematics subsystems. This control system and subsystems should improve permeability of traffic road network with a respect for all demands on recent trends of traffic development in towns and regions.

Tichý, Tomáš; Kraj?ír, Dušan

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RET Variants and Haplotype Analysis in a Cohort of Czech Patients with Hirschsprung Disease  

PubMed Central

Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital aganglionosis of myenteric and submucosal plexuses in variable length of the intestine. This study investigated the influence and a possible modifying function of RET proto-oncogene's single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes in the development and phenotype of the disease in Czech patients. Genotyping of 14 SNPs was performed using TaqMan Genotyping Assays and direct sequencing. The frequencies of SNPs and generated haplotypes were statistically evaluated using chi-square test and the association with the risk of HSCR was estimated by odds ratio. SNP analysis revealed significant differences in frequencies of 11 polymorphic RET variants between 162 HSCR patients and 205 unaffected controls. Particularly variant alleles of rs1864410, rs2435357, rs2506004 (intron 1), rs1800858 (exon 2), rs1800861 (exon 13), and rs2565200 (intron 19) were strongly associated with increased risk of HSCR (p<0.00000) and were over-represented in males vs. females. Conversely, variant alleles of rs1800860, rs1799939 and rs1800863 (exons 7, 11, 15) had a protective role. The haploblock comprising variants in intron 1 and exon 2 was constructed. It represented a high risk of HSCR, however, the influence of other variants was also found after pruning from effect of this haploblock. Clustering patients according to genotype status in haploblock revealed a strong co-segregation with several SNPs and pointed out the differences between long and short form of HSCR. This study involved a large number of SNPs along the entire RET proto-oncogene with demonstration of their risk/protective role also in haplotype and diplotype analysis in the Czech population. The influence of some variant alleles on the aggressiveness of the disease and their role in gender manifestation differences was found. These data contribute to worldwide knowledge of the genetics of HSCR. PMID:24897126

Vaclavikova, Eliska; Dvorakova, Sarka; Skaba, Richard; Pos, Lucie; Sykorova, Vlasta; Halkova, Tereza; Vcelak, Josef; Bendlova, Bela

2014-01-01

445

Nowcasting of precipitation - Advective statistical forecast model (SAM) for the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes a model SAM for nowcasting precipitation in the Czech Republic. The model is based on an advective-statistical algorithm and utilises radar, satellite, lightning and numerical weather prediction (NWP) model prognostic data. The statistical part of the model is complemented by a distribution correction of forecasted values. The model provides forecasts for mean 1-h, 2-h and 3-h precipitation totals in 9 km by 9 km grid cells. The formulation of the forecast serves the needs of operational hydrologic prediction by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI). The accuracy of the forecasts is evaluated with independent data by the root-mean-square error, absolute error, bias, and the critical success index (CSI) categorical skill score after transforming the quantitative forecasts into categorical forecasts. Results are also compared with the existing operational forecasts by the COTREC model calculated at the CHMI. The results of this study confirmed that the most important predictors are derived from radar data and that, in addition to rain rates, the predictors include information about the top of the radar echo. For the 2-h and 3-h precipitation totals, satellite and NWP model predictors were selected, whereas predictors derived from lightning data were not selected. Evaluation of the forecasts showed that the SAM model yielded more accurate predictions than the COTREC model for almost all forecast accuracy statistics considered. The SAM model does not change the horizontal structure of the COTREC forecasts, because both models use almost identical advection fields. However, the SAM is able to model precipitation development and, thus, improve the forecast accuracy.

Sokol, Zbynek; Pesice, Petr

2012-01-01

446

Increasing Incidence of Geomyces destructans Fungus in Bats from the Czech Republic and Slovakia  

PubMed Central

Background White-nose syndrome is a disease of hibernating insectivorous bats associated with the fungus Geomyces destructans. It first appeared in North America in 2006, where over a million bats died since then. In Europe, G. destructans was first identified in France in 2009. Its distribution, infection dynamics, and effects on hibernating bats in Europe are largely unknown. Methodology/Principal Findings We screened hibernacula in the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the presence of the fungus during the winter seasons of 2008/2009 and 2009/2010. In winter 2009/2010, we found infected bats in 76 out of 98 surveyed sites, in which the majority had been previously negative. A photographic record of over 6000 hibernating bats, taken since 1994, revealed bats with fungal growths since 1995; however, the incidence of such bats increased in Myotis myotis from 2% in 2007 to 14% by 2010. Microscopic, cultivation and molecular genetic evaluations confirmed the identity of the recently sampled fungus as G. destructans, and demonstrated its continuous distribution in the studied area. At the end of the hibernation season we recorded pathologic changes in the skin of the affected bats, from which the fungus was isolated. We registered no mass mortality caused by the fungus, and the recorded population decline in the last two years of the most affected species, M. myotis, is within the population trend prediction interval. Conclusions/Significance G. destructans was found to be widespread in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with an epizootic incidence in bats during the most recent years. Further development of the situation urgently requires a detailed pan-European monitoring scheme. PMID:21079781

Martínková, Natália; Ba?kor, Peter; Bartoni?ka, Tomáš; Blažková, Pavla; ?ervený, Jaroslav; Falteisek, Lukáš; Gaisler, Ji?í; Hanzal, Vladimír; Horá?ek, Daniel; Hubálek, Zden?k; Jahelková, Helena; Kola?ík, Miroslav; Korytár, L'uboš; Kubátová, Alena; Lehotská, Blanka; Lehotský, Roman; Lu?an, Radek K.; Májek, Ond?ej; Mat?j?, Jan; ?ehák, Zden?k; Šafá?, Ji?í; Tájek, P?emysl; Tkadlec, Emil; Uhrin, Marcel; Wagner, Josef; Weinfurtová, Dita; Zima, Jan; Zukal, Jan; Horá?ek, Ivan

2010-01-01

447

Present-day vegetation helps quantifying past land cover in selected regions of the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The REVEALS model is a tool for recalculating pollen data into vegetation abundances on a regional scale. We explored the general effect of selected parameters by performing simulations and ascertained the best model setting for the Czech Republic using the shallowest samples from 120 fossil sites and data on actual regional vegetation (60 km radius). Vegetation proportions of 17 taxa were obtained by combining the CORINE Land Cover map with forest inventories, agricultural statistics and habitat mapping data. Our simulation shows that changing the site radius for all taxa substantially affects REVEALS estimates of taxa with heavy or light pollen grains. Decreasing the site radius has a similar effect as increasing the wind speed parameter. However, adjusting the site radius to 1 m for local taxa only (even taxa with light pollen) yields lower, more correct estimates despite their high pollen signal. Increasing the background radius does not affect the estimates significantly. Our comparison of estimates with actual vegetation in seven regions shows that the most accurate relative pollen productivity estimates (PPEs) come from Central Europe and Southern Sweden. The initial simulation and pollen data yielded unrealistic estimates for Abies under the default setting of the wind speed parameter (3 m/s). We therefore propose the setting of 4 m/s, which corresponds to the spring average in most regions of the Czech Republic studied. Ad hoc adjustment of PPEs with this setting improves the match 3-4-fold. We consider these values (apart from four exceptions) to be appropriate, because they are within the ranges of standard errors, so they are related to original PPEs. Setting a 1 m radius for local taxa (Alnus, Salix, Poaceae) significantly improves the match between estimates and actual vegetation. However, further adjustments to PPEs exceed the ranges of original values, so their relevance is uncertain. PMID:24936973

Abraham, Vojt?ch; Oušková, Veronika; Kuneš, Petr

2014-01-01

448

Twenty year development of occupational diseases in the Czech Republic: medical and geographical aspects.  

PubMed

The study analysed occupational diseases in the Czech Republic from the viewpoint of occupational medicine and medical geography. It used a dataset consisting of 32,646 cases of occupational diseases reported during the period of 1994-2013. The descriptive part of the study analysed occupational diseases according to their spatial distribution, occurrence in different branches of economic activities, employees' gender, and according to chapters of the List of occupational diseases. The incidence of occupational diseases showed an overall decreasing trend, which can be related to several factors--transformation of the national economy (shift from heavy industry to manufacturing industry and services), an improvement in access to occupational healthcare services, increased responsibility of employers for safe working conditions, but also a concealment of health problems by employees for fear of losing job. An exception to the decreasing trend is the automotive industry, in which the upward trend in occupational diseases occurrence was noted. The analytical part of the study focused on the relation between unemployment and occupational diseases incidence rates in different regions of the Czech Republic. In most regions, a statistically significant inverse association was shown between the rate of unemployment and occupational disease incidence. The situation is described in more detail for the Moravia-Silesia and Ustí nad Labem Regions and the Capital City of Prague, wherein a statistically significant inverse association was shown between the rate of unemployment and occupational disease incidence. The theory of marginal utility can explain the phenomenon. To certain degree of health problems, employees tend to prefer employment stability, especially if the unemployment is on rise in their region. On the other hand, if losing their job, they often try to claim benefits connected with occupational diseases. PMID:25622483

Jarolímek, Jan; Urban, Pavel

2014-12-01

449

Distribution and Ecology of Cytotypes of the Aster amellus Aggregates in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

• Background and Aims Polyploidy is viewed as an important mechanism of sympatric speciation, but only a few studies have documented patterns of distribution and ecology of different cytotypes in their contact zone. Aster amellus agg. (Asteraceae) is one of the species with documented multiple ploidy levels. The aim of this study was to determine spatial distribution and ecology of two cytotypes, diploid (2n = 18) and hexaploid (2n = 54), of Aster amellus agg. at their contact zone in the Czech Republic. • Methods Root-tip squashes and flow cytometry were used to determine the ploidy of 2175 individuals from 87 populations. To test whether some differences in ecology between the two ploidy levels exist, in each locality relevés were recorded and abiotic conditions of the sites were studied by estimating potential direct solar radiation, Ellenberg indicator values and above-ground biomass. • Key Results Together with diploid and hexaploids, minorite cytotypes (triploid, pentaploid and nonaploid) were found. No significant ecological differences between diploid and hexaploid cytotypes were found. In spite of this, no population consisting of both of the two basic cytotypes was found. • Conclusions The results of this study show that the contact zone of diploid and hexaploid cytotypes in the Czech Republic is much more diffuse than indicated in previous records. Although populations of both cytotypes occur in close proximity (the closest populations of different cytotypes were 500 m apart), each individual population consists of only one basic ploidy level. This was unexpected since there are no clear differences in abiotic conditions between populations. Taken together with the absence of an intermediate tetraploid cytotype and with reference to published world distributional patterns of different ploidy levels, this suggests a secondary contact zone. Detailed genetic study is, however, necessary to confirm this. PMID:16870643

MANDÁKOVÁ, TEREZIE; MÜNZBERGOVÁ, ZUZANA

2006-01-01

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The use of taxation records in assessing historical floods in South Moravia, Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the second half of the 17th century, tax relief has been available to farmers and landowners to offset flood damage to property (buildings) and land (fields, meadows, pastures, gardens) in South Moravia, Czech Republic. Historically, the written applications for this were supported by a relatively efficient bureaucratic process that left a clear data trail of documentation, preserved at several levels: in the communities affected, in regional offices, and in the Moravian Land Office, all of which are to be found in estate and family collections in the Moravian Land Archives in the city of Brno, the provincial capital. As well as detailed information about damage done and administrative responses to it, data are often preserved as to the flood event itself, the time of its occurrence and its impacts, sometimes together with causes and stages. The final flood database based on taxation records is used here to describe the temporal and spatial density of both flood events and the records themselves. The information derived is used to help create long-term flood chronologies for the rivers Dyje, Jihlava, Svratka and Morava, combining floods interpreted from taxation records with other documentary data and floods derived from later systematic hydrological measurements (water levels, discharges). Common periods of higher flood frequency appear largely in the periods 1821-1850 and 1921-1950, although this shifts to several other decades for individual rivers. A number of uncertainties are inseparable from flood data taxation records: their spatial and temporal incompleteness; the inevitable limitation to larger-scale damage and restriction to the summer half-year; and the different characters of rivers, including land-use changes and channel modifications. Taxation data have considerable potential for extending our knowledge of past floods for the rest of the Czech Republic, not to mention other European countries in which records have survived.

Brázdil, R.; Chromá, K.; ?ezní?ková, L.; Valášek, H.; Dolák, L.; Stacho?, Z.; Soukalová, E.; Dobrovolný, P.

2014-10-01

451

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

452

Impact of the deeper geological basement on soil gas and indoor radon concentrations in areas of Quaternary fluvial sediments (Bohemian Massif, Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship of soil gas radon Rn222 and indoor radon was studied within the Quaternary fluvial sediments of the Czech Republic. The processing of data selection\\u000a from the radon database of the Czech Geological Survey and indoor radon data (database of the National Radiation Protection\\u000a institute) has proved the concentration dependence of radon in Quaternary fluvial sediments on deeper bedrock.

Ivan BarnetPetra; Petra Pacherová

2011-01-01

453

Introduction to Deaf-Blindness Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rhodes, Larry

454

An Equal Employment Opportunity Sensitivity Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The equal employment opportunity sensitivity workshop seems to be a useful training device for getting an organization started on developing black and white change agents. A report on the establishment of such a workshop at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM). Includes charts of design, characteristics, analysis of results, program…

Patten, Thomas H., Jr.; Dorey, Lester E.

1972-01-01

455

Fiscal Officer Training Workshop, 1997. Participant's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extensive workshop materials are presented in this 1997 training guide for fiscal officers, business officers, bursars, loan managers, and others who have responsibility for Title IV college student financial aid programs. Workbook type material is provided for nine workshop sessions that cover the following topics: (1) Institutional…

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

456

Models and Molecules - A Workshop on Stereoisomers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A molecular model workshop aimed at first year university undergraduates has been devised to illustrate the concepts of organic stereochemistry. The students build models to teach the relationship within, and between, conformational isomers, enantiomers, and diastereomers. Exercises and questions are integrated into the workshop and the nomenclature used to describe each type of isomer is briefly explained.

Baker, Robert W.; George, Adrian V.; Harding, Margaret M.

1998-07-01

457

Turning the Page with Preconference Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Knowledge Quest, 2011

2011-01-01

458

Geometry is a verb Workshop @ 2009 NCTM  

E-print Network

Geometry is a verb Workshop @ 2009 NCTM Tad Watanabe Kennesaw State University e-mail: twatanab@kennesaw.edu "Geometry" Is A Verb: Making Elementary School Geometry Come Alive Tad Watanabe Kennesaw State University://science.kennesaw.edu/~twatanab/ #12;Geometry is a verb Workshop @ 2009 NCTM Tad Watanabe Kennesaw State University http://science.kennesaw.edu/~twatanab/Geometry

Watanabe, Tad

459

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

460

College Ready 2013 Resource Development Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Building on the success of the Open Source Physics (OSP) workshop sessions held in 2012, Drs. Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni from Davidson College will be facilitating two workshops on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus during the week of June 24-29. These workshops will provide physics and physical science teachers from College Ready core partner schools the opportunity to expand their instructional and technical capacity while learning how to incorporate existing OSP and Physlet-based curricular materials into their classroom lesson plans and activities. While a portion of the workshop will be allocated to content knowledge and learning how to utilize existing materials already available on the OSP Collection on ComPADRE, the majority of each three-day workshop will consist of teachers collecting, organizing, and developing curricular materials that they will use in their classrooms and distributed to CR partners. Examples of likely outcomes from the workshop are: lesson plans, teacher tutorials, simulation documentation, student worksheets, and Tracker video analysis exercises. It is not necessary that the workshop participants are familiar with OSP materials, just an interest in customizing interactive exercises for the classroom and laboratory. Material for this workshop is available in a ComPADRE shared file folder: http://www.compadre.org/OSP/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=10133&FID=34668&code=99258E2414

Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2013-06-21

461

Collaborative Co-Design for Library Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a year-long application of critical information literacy theory for social-science-related library workshops. Each of these workshops had a customized section that included working with special collections and university archives. The students who participated ranged from incoming freshman to seniors at Stanford University.…

Roberts, Regina Lee; Taormina, Mattie

2013-01-01

462

NASA HyspIRI Workshop Report  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

On October 21-23rd 2008 NASA held a three-day workshop to consider the Hyperspectral and Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) mission recommended for implementation by the 2007 National Research Council Earth Science Decadal Survey. The open workshop provided a forum to present the initial observational requir...

463

REPORT ON BIRS WORKSHOP 07W5052 \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

1. Objectives of the workshop The goal of the workshop was to bring together topologists and number theorists with the intent of exploring connections between low-dimensional topology and number theory, with the special focus on topics described in the section below. We hoped that the balance between the lectures and free time as well as the intimate setting of the

DAVID BOYD; PAUL GUNNELLS; WALTER NEUMANN; ADAM S. SIKORA

464

Workshop report on spatial data usability  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we describe the Workshop on Spatial Data Usability held at the Centre for Geo-Information, Wageningen UR. The purpose of the workshop was to open a dialogue within the GI research community concerning the research issues on spatial data usability, and to develop a research agenda on how to identify, measure and evaluate different characteristics of data usability

Monica Wachowicz; Catharina Riedemann; L. A. E. Vullings; Juan Suárez; J. W. H. C. Crompvoets

2002-01-01

465

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

466

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

467

Fourteenth workshop geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1989-12-31

468

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

469

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

470

meeting summary- First Northeast Regional Operational Workshop.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The First Northeast Regional Operational Workshop, focusing on hydrometeorology in the northeastern United States, was held 21-23 September 1999 in Albany, New York. Sessions in local and mesoscale modeling, lake-effect snow, hydrology, heavy precipitation forecasting and events, operational techniques, and northeast severe convection were presented. A summary of workshop presentations is provided.

Auciello, Eugene P.

2000-06-01

471

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.

472

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 ...

473

Workshop Report: Environmental Exposures and Cancer Prevention  

Microsoft Academic Search

potential areas of surveillance, research, and prevention. The process involved key infor- mant interviews with research scientists active in the area of environment and cancer, fol- lowed by a 2-day workshop with a group of experts. The goal of the workshop was to develop consensus on priorities and recom- mendations for CCO regarding surveillance, research, and prevention.

Nancy Kreiger; Fredrick D. Ashbury; Mark P. Purdue; Loraine D. Marrett

2002-01-01

474

Using Community Resources. Workshop Resource Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is one in a series of resource manuals to help teacher educators conduct environmental education (EE) teacher workshops or promote EE programs. This unit is for teacher workshop facilitators who want to help use community resources in EE. The introduction begins with the definition of community resources. The unit is presented in six…

Osborn, Nancy A.

475

Fall 2010 Davis County Tuesday Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Participant materials for those participating in the Tuesday Fall, 2010 Davis County IA Workshop . For viewing and printing convenience each resource is a pdf. For your convenience, there is a link to download the free Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader Workshop Materials Handouts Day 1 Workshop Handout and Materials Davis County Tuesday Day 2 Handouts Davis County Tuesday Day 3 Handouts Reflection Paper Prompts Fall 2010 Davis County Workshops First Reflection Prompts Fall 2010 Davis County Workshops Second Reflection Prompts Sample Instructional Architect Projects Solving One Step equations: Pre-Algebra Standard 3 Objective 2: Students will solve one step equations. The students will use addition and subtraction to solve the equations. Cells: Students will have the opportunity to explore the cell in a 3D fashion and learn more ...

Brooke Robertshaw

2010-09-22

476

Workshop report for the AIAA 6th Aeroacoustics Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summaries are given of the workshops conducted at the AIAA 6th Aeroacoustics Conference, each summary having been prepared 9y the workshop chairman. The six workshops are: jet noise, duct acoustics, turbomachinery noise, aircraft interior noise, airframe and propulsive lift noise, and propeller and helicopter noise. It is noted that the primary purpose of the workshops is to provide a forum

C. K. W. Tam

1981-01-01

477

A Hedgehog Evaluation of Two Group Leadership Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes two group leadership development workshops. The pattern of group development which characterized the workshops is outlined. Major reactions of participants to the workshop experience are summarized. Several suggestions are made for the improvement of similar workshops in the future. (Author)

West, Lloyd W.; And Others

1976-01-01

478

Midwest Transmission Workshop I Summary  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 The meeting was opened with a review of the purposes of the workshop: (1) Present and discuss key studies and assessments of transmission upgrades, additions and related issues for the upper Midwest, including work that addresses the full range of views on these topics; (2) Understand the various transmission issues in the upper Midwest and discuss options for addressing the issues; and (3) Identify the decision makers and entities that need to play an active role if transmission issues are to be resolved, and agree on next steps for engaging these individuals and organizations through education, outreach, and information dissemination.

Kevin Bryan

2001-05-01

479

National stakeholder workshop summary report  

SciTech Connect

This is a summary of the plenary sessions and small group discussion sessions from the fourth National Stakeholder Workshop sponsored by the DOE Office of Worker and Community Transition held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 13--15, 1996. Topics of the sessions included work force planning and restructuring, worker participation in health and safety, review of actions and commitments, lessons learned in collective bargaining agreements, work force restructuring guidance, work force planning, update on community transition activities. Also included are appendices listing the participants and DOE contacts.

NONE

1996-06-01

480

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

481

Workshop on Computational Turbulence Modeling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1993-01-01

482

Biomedical Polar Research Workshop Minutes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1990-01-01

483

Unusual occurrence of Salmonella Mikawasima in 2012-2013 in the Czech Republic: part of a multistate outbreak?  

PubMed

An increased number of cases of salmonellosis caused by the rare serotype Mikawasima was noted in the years 2012 and 2013 in the Czech Republic. A potential on-going outbreak caused by this serotype in European countries has also been reported. Altogether 14 human and 1 environmental isolates from the year 2012 and 11 human isolates from the year 2013 from different locations of the Czech Republic were sent to our laboratory for typing. Macrorestriction analysis together with antimicrobial susceptibility testing and PCR for ESBL and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance detection were performed to compare our isolates. Twenty-one isolates created two very similar clusters and 5 isolates had different profiles. Twenty-five isolates were fully susceptible to all agents used. One isolate showed resistance to 12 microbial agents and possessed blaTEM, blaSHV, blaOXA, blaCTX-M and qnrB genes. PMID:25546947

Myšková, Petra; Karpíšková, Renáta

2014-01-01

484

Academic excellence workshops in chemistry and physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Mills, Susan Rose

485

The Impact of the Extreme Floods in July 1997 on the Ichthyocenosis of the Oder Catchment Area (Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes in the ichthyocenosis of five smaller streams of 2nd to 4th order existing in the spring section of the River Odra (Oder) catchment area, in the territory of the Czech Republic, were observed before and after the catastrophic floods of July 1997. Quantitative catches using electro-fishing were performed in June, August, and September 1997, i.e. a month before and

Bohumír Lojkásek; Stanislav Lusk; Karel Hala?ka; V?ra Lusková; Pavel Drozd

2005-01-01

486

A cseh szak 50 éve (1955–2005) (50 years of the Czech Department 1955–2005).  

E-print Network

show how not only scholars, but stu- dents, writers, teachers and diplomats can learn from the experiences of previ- ous generations and other cultures. Agnieszka Janiec-Nyitrai, Masarykova univerza v Brnu, janiec.nyitrai@gmail.com ... and will surely inspire further research. Significant poets are also the subject of the study The Dif- ferences in “Great Poems” in Czech and Hungarian Poetry by István Vörös. The author describes two great figures from the 19th century, Karel Hynek Mácha...

Janiec-Nyitrai, Agnieszka

2009-01-01

487

Ecology of two cytotypes of Butomus umbellatus III. Distribution and habitat differentiation in the Czech and Slovak Republics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The distribution, total frequency of occurrence, regional differences and habitat conditions of diploid and triploidButomus umbellatus L. were studied in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Triploids are more frequent than diploids, with numerous localities in\\u000a warm lowland regions in river floodplains. Diploids were found primarily in the South Bohemian T?ebo? basin, outside the warm\\u000a regions. The two cytotypes do not

Zdenka Hroudová; Petr Zákravský

1993-01-01

488

Survey of preweaning dairy calf-rearing practices in Czech dairy herds.  

PubMed

It is important to describe weaknesses in rearing calves not only to improve their welfare, but also to detect areas where current scientific knowledge is poorly integrated into practice. A survey of preweaning calf-rearing practices was conducted using a farmer questionnaire. The survey included 136 farms, representing 11.9% of all dairy cows in the Czech Republic. Mean herd size (ą standard deviation) was 326 ą 131.4 cows, and mean milk production 7,413 ą 1,389.5 kg per cow per year. We evaluated 59 farms with Holsteins (H) and 77 with the Czech Fleckvieh breed (C). The survey revealed that (1) calving in group pens predominated (67.6% of farms); (2) no disinfection of calf navels occurred on 11.8% of herds; (3) pooled colostrum was fed on 15.4% of farms; (4) colostrum quality was controlled on only 44.1% of farms, and only 73.5% of farms had reserve colostrum stocks; (5) nonmarket waste milk was fed in 64.7% of herds but it was pasteurized in only in 6.8% of herds and acidified in 35.2% of herds; (6) milk replacer was mixed with nonmarket waste milk on 52.9% of farms; (7) 58.8% of farms enabled calves to obtain milk by sucking and 41.2% by drinking from a bucket; (8) the main criterion in weaning was calf age (61.7%), followed by acceptance of starter and concentrated feed (19.9%) and lack of housing capacity (18.4%); and (9) newborn calves were individually housed on 96.7% of farms and group-housed on 3.3% of farms. The most marked differences in calf-rearing management between Holstein and Czech Fleckvieh farms were (1) a higher proportion of operations calving in tie-stalls or stanchions in C (6.5%) versus H (1.7%) farms; (2) a higher proportion of untreated navels on C (15.6%) versus H (6.8%) farms; (3) a lower proportion of C (11.7%) versus H (20.4%) farms feeding pooled colostrum; (4) a lower proportion of C (39%) versus H (50.9%) farms monitoring colostrum quality; (5) sucking milk from nipple buckets predominated (61%) on C farms, whereas drinking from an open bucket was most common (64.4%) on H farms; (6) age was the main criterion in weaning calves of both breeds (C farms: 55.8%, H farms: 69.5%), whereas the second most important criterion was lack of housing capacity (28.6% of farms) on C farms and the amount of consumed starter (25.4%) on H farms. We observed a difference in duration of colostrum period between C herds (median 5d) and H herds (median 4d). A tendency was observed for age of calves at weaning (C herds: median at 9.1 wk, H herds: median at 10 wk). PMID:24746134

Stan?k, S; Zink, V; Doležal, O; Štolc, L

2014-06-01

489

Towards short wavelengths FELs workshop  

SciTech Connect

This workshop was caged because of the growing perception in the FEL source community that recent advances have made it possible to extend FEL operation to wavelengths about two orders of magnitude shorter than the 240 nm that has been achieved to date. In addition short wavelength FELs offer the possibilities of extremely high peak power (several gigawatts) and very short pulses (of the order of 100 fs). Several groups in the USA are developing plans for such short wavelength FEL facilities. However, reviewers of these plans have pointed out that it would be highly desirable to first carry out proof-of-principle experiments at longer wavelengths to increase confidence that the shorter wavelength devices will indeed perform as calculated. The need for such experiments has now been broadly accepted by the FEL community. Such experiments were the main focus of this workshop as described in the following objectives distributed to attendees: (1) Define measurements needed to gain confidence that short wavelength FELs will perform as calculated. (2) List possible hardware that could be used to carry out these measurements in the near term. (3) Define a prioritized FEL physics experimental program and suggested timetable. (4) Form collaborative teams to carry out this program.

Ben-Zvi, I.; Winick, H.

1993-12-01

490

HTS Wire Development Workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1994-07-01

491

Workshop on Computational Turbulence Modeling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the current status and future development of turbulence modeling in computational fluid dynamics for aerospace propulsion systems. Various turbulence models have been developed and applied to different turbulent flows over the past several decades and it is becoming more and more urgent to assess their performance in various complex situations. In order to help users in selecting and implementing appropriate models in their engineering calculations, it is important to identify the capabilities as well as the deficiencies of these models. This also benefits turbulence modelers by permitting them to further improve upon the existing models. This workshop was designed for exchanging ideas and enhancing collaboration between different groups in the Lewis community who are using turbulence models in propulsion related CFD. In this respect this workshop will help the Lewi