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  1. Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics: a special issue in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics: a special issue in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday

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    Dowker, Fay; Elizalde, Emilio; Kirsten, Klaus

    2012-09-01

    extension that impacts particles never entering that region. What is the gravitational analogue for that situation? The analogue concerns the impact a localized curvature has, and the cone is an excellent example to shed light on that question. Related to the method of images, Stuart has done an enormous amount of work on the influence of topology and curvature on quantum field theory. An example is [17], where the vacuum stress-energy tensor for Clifford-Klein forms of the flat or spherical type were computed. Another strand we would like to mention is Stuart's interest in higher spin equations. In [18], Steven Weinberg wrote down a set of higher spin equations that took his fancy. They involved angular momentum theory, which has always pleased Stuart, and the description was an alternative to Roger Penrose's use of two-spinors. Investigating the inconsistencies that arose on coupling to gauge theories, Stuart extended the classic results in [19], from electromagnetism to gravity in accordance with his general philosophy; see, e.g., [20, 21, 22]. Lately, Stuart is best known for his many applications in the context of zeta function regularization and its applications to quantum field theory under external conditions and spectral theory. He can be considered the world expert on particular case calculations with a knowledge of the literature, old and recent, that is not seen very often and which originated in the many hours spent at different (mostly British) libraries. His attitude towards explicit computations is nicely summarized by himself: 'I have always been interested in exact solutions, even if unphysical, so long as they are pretty. They seem to be working mechanisms that fit together, complete in themselves, like a watch.' The following issue in honour of Stuart's 75th birthday contains contributions that touch upon the various topics he has worked on. References [1] de Broglie L 1928 La mécanique ondulatoire (Paris: Gauthier-Villars) [2] Castillejo L, Dalitz R H

  2. PREFACE: SANS-YuMO User Meeting at the Start-up of Scientific Experiments on the IBR-2M Reactor: Devoted to the 75th anniversary of Yu M Ostanevich's birth

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    Gordely, Valentin; Kuklin, Alexander; Balasoiu, Maria

    2012-03-01

    The Second International Workshop 'SANS-YuMO User Meeting at the Start-up of Scientific Experiments on the IBR-2M Reactor', devoted to the 75th anniversary of the birth of Professor Yu M Ostanevich (1936-1992), an outstanding neutron physicist and the founder of small-angle neutron scattering (field, group, and instrument) at JINR FLNPh, was held on 27-30 May at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics. The first Workshop was held in October 2006. Research groups from different neutron centers, universities and research institutes across Europe presented more than 35 oral and poster presentations describing scientific and methodological results. Most of them were obtained with the help of the YuMO instrument before the IBR-2 shutdown in 2006. For the last four years the IBR-2 reactor has been shut down for refurbishment. At the end of 2010 the physical launch of the IBR-2M reactor was finally realized. Nowadays the small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) technique is applied to a wide range of scientific problems in condensed matter, soft condensed matter, biology and nanotechnology, and despite the fact that there are currently over 30 SANS instruments in operation worldwide at both reactor and spallation sources, the demand for beam-time is considerably higher than the time available. It must be remembered, however, that as the first SANS machine on a steady-state reactor was constructed at the Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble, the first SANS instrument on a 'white' neutron pulsed beam was accomplished at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at the IBR-30 reactor, beamline N5. During the meeting Yu M Ostanevich's determinative and crucial contribution to the construction of spectrometers at the IBR-2 high-pulsed reactor was presented, as well as his contribution to the development of the time-of-flight (TOF) small-angle scattering technique, and a selection of other scientific areas. His leadership and outstanding scientific achievements in applications of the

  3. Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics: a special issue in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics: a special issue in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday

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    Dowker, Fay; Elizalde, Emilio; Kirsten, Klaus

    2012-09-01

    . Chapter 5 is devoted to the image and inversion methods and I must have read this closely as there ar

  4. Die Geburtstagsfeier. (Birthday Celebrations).

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    Cook, Ilene; Smith, Maridale

    An instructional unit presents birthday-related activities for use in German classes. Contents include: questions (in German) relating to birthdays; typical birthday expressions; classroom activities; examples of birthday card designs and good luck symbols; German ways to celebrate birthdays; reading section with vocabulary listing; games; a cake…

  5. EDITORIAL: Special issue in honour of J E Allen's 75th birthday

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    Franklin, R. N.

    2003-11-01

    This issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics is dedicated to Professor John Allen who has spent most of his professional life in the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, working on problems in gas discharges and plasma physics. His first degrees and doctorate were taken at Liverpool University in the 1950s where at the time there was an internationally renowned group led by Meek, Craggs and Edels. He then spent some time at Frascati in Italy on secondment from Harwell, helping to build up expertise there. He returned to England in the mid-1960s, first to Cambridge, but he soon migrated to Oxford to University College and the Department of Engineering Science to strengthen a team that already included von Engel, Motz and Woods with more recent reinforcement by Howatson and myself. Thus there was built up both a post-graduate MSc course and what amounted to a graduate school producing many scientists who have since distinguished themselves in all parts of the world. The prospects for success in the quest for fusion and the proximity of Culham Laboratory produced a heady mix. But the timescales lengthened and fashions changed. However, John moved with the times and he and his research students made notable contributions to the understanding of dusty plasmas and to radio-frequency plasmas used in the processing of microchips. The structure at Oxford was such that the recognition of a professorship came late in his career, but his international reputation was well established much earlier. Being freed of tutorial duties he has travelled much in recent years and has been Chairman of the International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) 1999-2001 and directly involved in the international effort to carry out dusty plasma experiments in space under micro-gravity conditions. For my part, having known John as a colleague over the past forty years, he has been a valuable point of reference when one needed someone to comment on new ideas, a challenging competitor when we were working on similar lines, and his research students provided me with the stimulation that comes from such interaction, be it informal or more formally in the course of D Phil vivas. Thus I have felt that there was a debt to be repaid by encouraging his students and other co-workers to contribute to this issue. More importantly, we honour someone whose contributions we know will stand the test of time.

  6. Symposium for Alfred Wolf's 75th birthday at American Chemical Society meeting

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    1998-04-02

    This report contains abstracts from the symposium presented by the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society. Sessions covered the following topics: Therapeutic radionuclides--Making the right choice; Aspects of nuclear science; Nuclear structure with large gamma-ray detector arrays and their auxiliary devices; Thirty years of research in nuclear dynamics--From fission to the quark-gluon plasma; Chelated metal ions for diagnosis and therapy; Radiochemistry--Basic and applied; and Applications of small accelerators in science and industry.

  7. The Birthday Problem Anew

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    Braza, Peter A.

    2006-01-01

    Accurate and accessible expressions for the probability of having a matching birthday are obtained by using Stirling's formula and Taylor series. For interest, the results are applied to the planets of our solar system.

  8. Happy Birthday with Handmade Paper

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    Skophammer, Karen

    2009-01-01

    Making paper in the blender is always exciting for students. When coupled with using the paper to make a mural for a birthday celebration, the excitement swells. Eric Carle is a great inspiration to children with the books he has written and illustrated, such as "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Very Busy Spider." In this article, the author…

  9. 21st Birthday Drinking: Extremely Extreme

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    Rutledge, Patricia C.; Park, Aesoon; Sher, Kenneth J.

    2008-01-01

    Despite public recognition of the hazards of 21st birthday drinking, there is little empirical information concerning its prevalence, severity, and risk factors. Data from a sample of 2,518 college students suggest that 21st birthday drinking poses an extreme danger: (a) 4 of every 5 participants (83%) reported drinking to celebrate, (b) birthday…

  10. [Navy medical academy (to the 75th anniversary of establishment)].

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    Chernikov, O G; Zaimagov, S V

    2016-02-01

    The article is devoted to the history of the creation in 1940 of the Naval Medical Academy on the basis of the 3rd Leningrad Medical Institute and the Institute for sanitary-chemical protection of the People's Commissariat of the USSR. The structure of this institution included, faculties management staff of the medical service, medical and sanitation, Higher Naval Medical School, the Marine Research Institute Medical, higher courses for officers of the medical service, clinical naval hospital. During the period of its activity (1940-1956), the staff of the Naval Medical Academy made a great contribution to the naval medicine and practical public health. The merit of the Academy is not only a beautifully staged academic, medical, research process, but also in the creation of the spirit of the high sea camaraderie, accomplishment and pride for the work which its graduates have dedicated their lives. PMID:27263215

  11. Happy Birthday Smokey Bear from Joe Acaba

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    Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Joe Acaba wishes Smokey Bear a Happy Birthday. For 68 years Smokey Bear has been promoting fire safety and prevention through the message, “Only You Can Prevent Wild...

  12. The Effect of a Birthday Card Intervention on 21st Birthday Celebratory Drinking Behaviors

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    Bass, Ellen J.; Bruce, Susan E.; Lee, Douglas W.

    2013-01-01

    birthday card was mailed to 2,380 college students who later completed an online instrument to assess the campaign's impact. Students reported drinking more during their 21st birthday celebrations than on a typical weekend night. Men consumed more drinks, reached higher…

  13. Pigeons, Facebook and the Birthday Problem

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    Russell, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    The unexpectedness of the birthday problem has long been used by teachers of statistics in discussing basic probability calculation. An activity is described that engages students in understanding probability and sampling using the popular Facebook social networking site. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)

  14. Empirical Approaches to the Birthday Problem

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    Flores, Alfinio; Cauto, Kevin M.

    2012-01-01

    This article will describe two activities in which students conduct experiments with random numbers so they can see that having at least one repeated birthday in a group of 40 is not unusual. The first empirical approach was conducted by author Cauto in a secondary school methods course. The second empirical approach was used by author Flores with…

  15. When astronomy, biology, and culture converge: children's conceptions about birthdays.

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    Klavir, Rama; Leiser, David

    2002-06-01

    The authors investigated the development of children's understanding of birthdays using structured interviews of 102 Israeli children aged 4 to 9 years. To fully comprehend the concept of birthday, children must grasp the relationship between the social occasion (the birthday party), irreversible biological growth, and the cyclical nature of the calendar. The authors' findings affirmed that a child's early conception is wholly social and self-contained (birthday parties confer a new age) and that young children believe that age can be affected by multiplying or skipping birthdays. The mature conception is socially based, but it is integrated with additional conceptual subsystems: the irreversible and independent unfolding of biological growth and the cyclical aspect of time. This enables the child to go beyond a magical approach to birthday rituals.

  16. [Janusz Korczak: an example of unlimited devotion].

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    Urdaneta Carruyo, Eliéxer; Dairy Salcedo, Roxani

    2014-12-01

    Janusz Korczak was a prominent educator and humanist of the twentieth century. His ideas for reforming the education of children inspired generations of teachers and still remain valid. His main contribution was to introduce the pedagogical principle of autonomy, in order that the child be starring in their actions and accountable for their decisions, and in turn, he was respected as a person by their teachers. His heroic and touching life was a song of hope and love to abandoned children and his memory will live on as an example of devotion without limit. PMID:25643893

  17. [Janusz Korczak: an example of unlimited devotion].

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    Urdaneta Carruyo, Eliéxer; Dairy Salcedo, Roxani

    2014-12-01

    Janusz Korczak was a prominent educator and humanist of the twentieth century. His ideas for reforming the education of children inspired generations of teachers and still remain valid. His main contribution was to introduce the pedagogical principle of autonomy, in order that the child be starring in their actions and accountable for their decisions, and in turn, he was respected as a person by their teachers. His heroic and touching life was a song of hope and love to abandoned children and his memory will live on as an example of devotion without limit.

  18. A Hierarchy of 21st Birthday Drinking Norms

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    Patrick, Megan E.; Neighbors, Clayton; Lee, Christine M.

    2012-01-01

    The present paper offers preliminary evidence for a hierarchical organization of normative social influences on 21st birthday drinking. In recent years, 21st birthday celebratory drinking has received increasing attention, due largely to the propagation of dangerous and sometimes fatal drinking traditions, such as attempting to drink one shot for…

  19. Community College Class Devoted to Astronomical Research

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    Genet, R. M.; Genet, C. L.

    2002-05-01

    A class at a small community college, Central Arizona College, was dedicated to astronomical research. Although hands-on research is usually reserved for professionals or graduate students, and occasionally individual undergraduate seniors, we decided to introduce community college students to science by devoting an entire class to research. Nine students were formed into three closely cooperating teams. The class as a whole decided that all three teams would observe Cepheid stars photometrically using a robotic telescope at the Fairborn Observatory. Speaker-phone conference calls were made to Kenneth E. Kissell for help on Cepheid selection, Michael A. Seeds for instructions on the use of the Phoenix-10 robotic telescope, and Douglas S. Hall for assitance in selecting appropriate comparison and check stars. The students obtained critical references on past observations from Konkoly Observatory via airmail. They spent several long night sessions at our apartment compiling the data, making phase calculations, and creating graphs. Finally, the students wrote up their results for publication in a forthcoming special issue of the international journal on stellar photometry, the IAPPP Communication. We concluded that conducting team research is an excellent way to introduce community college students to science, that a class devoted to cooperation as opposed to competition was refreshing, and that group student conference calls with working astronomers were inspiring. A semester, however, is a rather short time to initiate and complete research projects. The students were Sally Baldwin, Cory Bushnell, Bryan Dehart, Pamela Frantz, Carl Fugate, Mike Grill, Jessica Harger, Klay Lapa, and Diane Wiseman. We are pleased to acknowledge the assistance provided by the astronomers mentioned above, James Stuckey (Campus Dean), and our Union Institute and University doctoral committee members Florence Pittman Matusky, Donald S. Hayes, and Karen S. Grove.

  20. Birthday Paradox for Multi-Collisions

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    Suzuki, Kazuhiro; Tonien, Dongvu; Kurosawa, Kaoru; Toyota, Koji

    In this paper, we study multi-collision probability. For a hash function H:D→R with |R|=n, it has been believed that we can find an s-collision by hashing Q=n(s-1)/s times. We first show that this probability is at most 1/s! for any s, which is very small for large s. (for example, s=n(s-1)/s) Thus the above folklore is wrong for large s. We next show that if s is small, so that we can assume Q-s≈Q, then this probability is at least 1/s!-1/2(s!)2, which is very high for small s (for example, s is a constant). Thus the above folklore is true for small s. Moreover, we show that by hashing (s!)1/s×Q+s-1(≤n) times, an s-collision is found with probability approximately 0.5 for any n and s such that (s!/n)1/s≈0. Note that if s=2, it coincides with the usual birthday paradox. Hence it is a generalization of the birthday paradox to multi-collisions.

  1. Nanoparticles monitoring in workplaces devoted to nanotechnologies

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    Manodori, Laura; Benedetti, Alvise

    2009-05-01

    The impact of engineered nanoparticles (ENP) on human and environmental health is largely unknown at the moment, although their applications involve a wide range of fields from electronics, medicine, environmental remediation, packaging, etc. and their use are becoming very common. Currently the best way to estimate the human exposure to ENP is by monitoring the workplaces, which are the first environment involved in their involuntary release. This study has been carried out in the research laboratories of the CIVEN Association, devoted to the promotion of research and training activities in different fields of nanotechnology. Its aim is to evaluate the emission of particles in the full range from 5 nm to 20 μm from two different deposition processes of thin film (plasma enhanced chemical and physical vapour deposition, PECVD and PVD respectively) and from the compounding of polymers with nanofillers by means of twin screw extruder. The results show very different scenarios of emissions. In particular a significant increase of particles concentration has been detected at the opening of the PECVD vacuum chamber and during nanocomposite compounding. In the first case it rises to 3 000 particles cm-3, while in the second one the emissions are two orders of magnitude larger, reaching more than 1.5 × 105 particles cm-3.

  2. 3 CFR 8546 - Proclamation 8546 of August 13, 2010. 75th Anniversary of the Social Security Act

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    2011-01-01

    ... Anniversary of the Social Security Act 8546 Proclamation 8546 Presidential Documents Proclamations Proclamation 8546 of August 13, 2010 Proc. 8546 75th Anniversary of the Social Security ActBy the President of... into law the Social Security Act to protect ordinary Americans “against the loss of a job and...

  3. Birthday Wishes for Suni Williams from Sally Ride's Family

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    Sally Ride's family was in Mission Control Center to surprise Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams and wish her a happy birthday. Read more about NASA astronaut Suni Williams... http://go.nasa.gov...

  4. Echo-enabled harmonics up to the 75th order from precisely tailored electron beams

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    Hemsing, E.; Dunning, M.; Garcia, B.; Hast, C.; Raubenheimer, T.; Stupakov, G.; Xiang, D.

    2016-08-01

    The production of coherent radiation at ever shorter wavelengths has been a long-standing challenge since the invention of lasers and the subsequent demonstration of frequency doubling. Modern X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs) use relativistic electrons to produce intense X-ray pulses on few-femtosecond timescales. However, the shot noise that seeds the amplification produces pulses with a noisy spectrum and limited temporal coherence. To produce stable transform-limited pulses, a seeding scheme called echo-enabled harmonic generation (EEHG) has been proposed, which harnesses the highly nonlinear phase mixing of the celebrated echo phenomenon to generate coherent harmonic density modulations in the electron beam with conventional lasers. Here, we report on a demonstration of EEHG up to the 75th harmonic, where 32 nm light is produced from a 2,400 nm laser. We also demonstrate that individual harmonic amplitudes are controlled by simple adjustment of the phase mixing. Results show the potential of laser-based manipulations to achieve precise control over the coherent spectrum in future X-ray FELs for new science.

  5. A Night to Remember: A Harm-Reduction Birthday Card Intervention Reduces High-Risk Drinking during 21st Birthday Celebrations

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    LaBrie, Joseph W.; Migliuri, Savannah; Cail, Jessica

    2009-01-01

    Objective: In collaboration with Residence Life, the Heads UP research team developed a 21st birthday card program to help reduce the risky drinking often associated with these celebrations. Participants: 81 students (28 males, 53 females) completed a post-21st birthday survey. Of these, 74 reported drinking during their 21st birthday and were…

  6. Opportunity's Second Martian Birthday at Cape Verde

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    2007-01-01

    A promontory nicknamed 'Cape Verde' can be seen jutting out from the walls of Victoria Crater in this approximate true-color picture taken by the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The rover took this picture on martian day, or sol, 1329 (Oct. 20, 2007), more than a month after it began descending down the crater walls -- and just 9 sols shy of its second Martian birthday on sol 1338 (Oct. 29, 2007). Opportunity landed on the Red Planet on Jan. 25, 2004. That's nearly four years ago on Earth, but only two on Mars because Mars takes longer to travel around the sun than Earth. One Martian year equals 687 Earth days.

    The overall soft quality of the image, and the 'haze' seen in the lower right portion, are the result of scattered light from dust on the front sapphire window of the rover's camera.

    This view was taken using three panoramic-camera filters, admitting light with wavelengths centered at 750 nanometers (near infrared), 530 nanometers (green) and 430 nanometers (violet).

  7. 21st birthday celebratory drinking: evaluation of a personalized normative feedback card intervention.

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    Lewis, Melissa A; Neighbors, Clayton; Lee, Christine M; Oster-Aaland, Laura

    2008-06-01

    This research was designed to evaluate a personalized normative feedback birthday card intervention aimed at reducing normative perceptions, alcohol consumption, and negative consequences associated with 21st birthday celebrations among college students (N=281; 59.15% women). Students were randomly assigned to receive or not receive a birthday card about 1 week prior to their 21st birthday. Approximately 1 week following their birthday, students were asked to complete a brief survey concerning their birthday celebration activities. Findings indicated that the birthday card intervention was not successful at reducing drinking or consequences; however, the card did reduce normative misperceptions. Additional findings indicated that many students experienced negative consequences, such as passing out or driving after consuming alcohol. Combined, these findings suggest that prevention is needed for drinking associated with turning 21. However, prevention efforts should consist of more than a birthday card.

  8. Evaluation Results of a 21st Birthday Card Program Targeting High-Risk Drinking

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    Hembroff, Larry; Atkin, Charles; Martell, Dennis; McCue, Cindy; Greenamyer, Jasmine T.

    2007-01-01

    The B.R.A.D. Birthday Card initiative was started on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU) in April 1999. MSU administrators send the safe-drinking 21st birthday card (B.R.A.D.) and laminated wallet card to students shortly before their 21st birthday. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the 21st birthday card, MSU and B.R.A.D.,…

  9. 76 FR 33643 - Safety Zone; Nicole Cerrito Birthday Fireworks, Detroit River, Detroit, MI

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    2011-06-09

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Nicole Cerrito Birthday Fireworks, Detroit... vessels from a portion of the Detroit River during the Nicole Cerrito Birthday Fireworks. This temporary.... Background and Purpose On June 11, 2011, a private party is holding a land-based birthday celebration...

  10. Healing and Building Soil on Prairie Birthday Farm

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    Native tallgrass prairie was restored as an integral part of a small, food-producing farm called Prairie Birthday Farm in Clay County, Missouri. Reconstruction of native prairie was essential to the farm’s goal of producing high quality food for the family, area residents and restaurant chefs. Impro...

  11. Professor Bolesław Rutkowski's 70th birthday Laudatio

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    Ostrowski, Janusz; Durlik, Magdalena; Dębska-Ślizień, Alicja; Klinger, Marian; Manitius, Jacek; Sułowicz, Władysław; Więcek, Andrzej; Zdrojewski, Zbigniew

    2015-01-01

    On 5 December 2014 Professor Bolesław Rutkowski, the outstanding Polish nephrologist, doctor and researcher, renowned organizer, our teacher, colleague and friend, will celebrate his 70th birthday. We would like to take this opportunity to present to you his life and his scientific achievements.

  12. On the 90th Birthday of Rem Viktorovich Khokhlov

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    Makarov, V. A.

    2016-08-01

    July 15th 2016 marked the 90th birthday of Rem Viktorovich Khokhlov, a prominent Russian physicist, talented organiser of national and world science and higher education, rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, vice-president of the USSR Academy of Sciences, founder and head of the Department of Wave Processes. He tragically died on 8 August 1977 trying to conquer the highest peak of the Pamir Mountains.

  13. Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion. Guide for Educators.

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    Ridley, Sarah

    This teaching packet serves as a unit by itself or as part of preparation unit for a visit to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to see the exhibition "Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion." Focusing on Hindu religious objects found in an art museum, the packet suggests connections between art and world studies themes. In addition, these highly symbolic…

  14. EDITORIAL: 65th Birthday of Professor Hauptmann 65th Birthday of Professor Hauptmann

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    Lucklum, Ralf

    2009-12-01

    The papers in this special feature have been contributed by scientific partners in international research projects and from former PhD students of the Editor-in-Chief of this journal, Professor Dr Peter Hauptmann. The motivation for this feature is the occasion of Peter Hauptmann's 65th birthday on 24 July 2009 and his retirement from his chair at the Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany this autumn. Peter graduated in Physics at the Technical University Dresden and received his PhD from the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg in 1973. He habilitated in 1979. With his appointment at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in 1985 the Chair of Measurement Science extended its profile to the fast growing area of sensors. Peter was one of the very early developers of ultrasonic sensor systems for process monitoring and quality assurance. The working style here was characteristic of all his future activities. He combined his background in theory and experiment on ultrasonic wave propagation and its application to material science with the advantages of rapidly developing capabilities in microelectronics and data processing. The results have meanwhile found their way into products that are now on the market worldwide. Germany's reunification opened the door to the international sensor community and the most challenging sensor research areas. Peter Hauptmann very soon became a well respected colleague and was consequently appointed as member of the Technical Program Committee of the most important sensor conferences, elected member and head of expert groups of research associations and funding organizations, and of course reviewer of many scientific journals. Nowadays Peter Hauptmann can rightly be called one of the key players in the area of sensors. Professor Hauptmann's research interests combine fundamental aspects of the sensor transduction scheme with application issues up to the use of the sensor system in the industrial world

  15. Children's Birthday Celebrations from the Lived Experiences of Low-Income Rural Mothers

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    Lee, Jaerim; Katras, Mary Jo; Bauer, Jean W.

    2009-01-01

    This exploratory study investigates how low-income rural families celebrate children's birthdays, using interview data from 128 mothers residing in five states. Findings from a qualitative content analysis show that the mothers make special efforts to have birthday celebrations as other families do despite their financial constraints. Making the…

  16. Promoting Number Theory in High Schools or Birthday Problem and Number Theory

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    Srinivasan, V. K.

    2010-01-01

    The author introduces the birthday problem in this article. This can amuse willing members of any birthday party. This problem can also be used as the motivational first day lecture in number theory for the gifted students in high schools or in community colleges or in undergraduate classes in colleges.

  17. Nutritionally "Empty" but "Full" of Meanings: The Socio-Cultural Significance of Birthday Cakes in Four Early Childhood Settings

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    Albon, Deborah

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the socio-cultural significance of birthday cakes with the purpose of reflecting upon birthday cake practices enacted in four early childhood settings in England. I argue that birthday cakes occupy an ambiguous place in early childhood practice: seen to be both "risky"--a term I problematise--"and"…

  18. The genomic birthday paradox: how much is enough?

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    Krawitz, Peter; Buske, Orion; Zhu, Na; Brudno, Michael; Robinson, Peter N

    2015-10-01

    Genomic matchmaking databases (GMDs) allow participants to submit genomic and phenotypic data with the goal of identifying previously uncharacterized disease-associated genes by "matching" to other comparable cases. Current estimates suggest that there are at least 3,000 Mendelian disease-associated genes that have not yet been characterized as such, but the true number may be substantially higher. Therefore, GMDs are addressing a pressing medical need, and it is important to ask how they should be designed and how much data they should strive to contain in order to identify a certain number of these genes. In this work, we argue that genomic matchmaking has similarities to the so-called "birthday paradox," which refers to the observation that within a group of just 23 persons, two people will have the same birthday with probability greater than 50%. We develop a series of simulations to provide a rough estimate of the number of cases required and to explore the influence of parameters such as genetic heterogeneity, mode of inheritance, background variation, precision of phenotypic descriptions, disease prevalence, and the accuracy of bioinformatics pathogenicity prediction programs on the performance of genomic matchmaking. PMID:26239817

  19. 75th Anniversary Issue.

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    Emmerij, Louis; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Includes "Editorial"; "Employment Problem and the International Economy" (Emmerij); "Declaration of Philadelphia" (Lee); "Pragmatism and Daring in International Labour Law" (Javillier); "Perspectives on the Future of Social Security" (von Maydell); and "Unions as Social Institutions in Democratic Market Economies" (Sugeno). (SK)

  20. Postponed suicide death? Suicides around birthdays and major public holidays.

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    Jessen, G; Jensen, B F

    1999-01-01

    The relationship between suicide and birthdays, and suicide and public holidays has been studied from data on 32,291 Danish suicides by persons ages 15 years and older in the 25-year period 1970-1994. Evidence was found to support the theory of the "broken-promise effect" for major public holidays in that there appears to be a postponement of a significant number of suicides from before a holiday until after. The division of holidays into nonworking and (half-time) working days showed that a "holiday effect" could only be found around major public holidays, particularly Christmas, Easter, and Whitsun. The postponing or transpositioning effect is relevant to prevention, especially because of the availability and accessibility of help at the end of and after major public (nonworking) holidays.

  1. EDITORIAL: 65th Birthday of Professor Hauptmann 65th Birthday of Professor Hauptmann

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    Lucklum, Ralf

    2009-12-01

    The papers in this special feature have been contributed by scientific partners in international research projects and from former PhD students of the Editor-in-Chief of this journal, Professor Dr Peter Hauptmann. The motivation for this feature is the occasion of Peter Hauptmann's 65th birthday on 24 July 2009 and his retirement from his chair at the Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany this autumn. Peter graduated in Physics at the Technical University Dresden and received his PhD from the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg in 1973. He habilitated in 1979. With his appointment at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in 1985 the Chair of Measurement Science extended its profile to the fast growing area of sensors. Peter was one of the very early developers of ultrasonic sensor systems for process monitoring and quality assurance. The working style here was characteristic of all his future activities. He combined his background in theory and experiment on ultrasonic wave propagation and its application to material science with the advantages of rapidly developing capabilities in microelectronics and data processing. The results have meanwhile found their way into products that are now on the market worldwide. Germany's reunification opened the door to the international sensor community and the most challenging sensor research areas. Peter Hauptmann very soon became a well respected colleague and was consequently appointed as member of the Technical Program Committee of the most important sensor conferences, elected member and head of expert groups of research associations and funding organizations, and of course reviewer of many scientific journals. Nowadays Peter Hauptmann can rightly be called one of the key players in the area of sensors. Professor Hauptmann's research interests combine fundamental aspects of the sensor transduction scheme with application issues up to the use of the sensor system in the industrial world

  2. ISS Update: Happy 68th Birthday Smokey Bear -- 08.09.12

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    ISS Update commentator Amiko Kauderer interviews Jeffrey Miller from the U.S. Forest Service inside Mission Control Center. It is the 68th birthday of Smokey Bear who has been promoting fire safety...

  3. Mortality salience of birthdays on day of death in the Major Leagues.

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    Abel, Ernest L; Kruger, Michael L

    2009-02-01

    The authors assessed the relationship of mortality salience, as represented by birthdays, on the day of death. Preliminary studies considered the role of possible artifacts such as seasonality of birth and death, and time units for evaluation. On the basis of terror management theory's concept of "mortality salience," the authors hypothesized that famous people, in this case Major League Baseball (MLB) players, would be more likely to die on or after their birthdays than would be expected by chance (the "birthday blues"), and that the greater their fame, as represented by induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the greater the concentration of deaths shortly after birthdays. The results supported the hypothesis. Theoretical underpinnings of these results and practical implications were discussed.

  4. 76 FR 31230 - Safety Zone; M.I.T.'s 150th Birthday Celebration Fireworks, Charles River, Boston, MA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; M.I.T.'s 150th Birthday Celebration...) Zone for the M.I.T.'s 150th Birthday Celebration Fireworks display. This safety zone is necessary to.... 165.T01-0375 to read as follows: Sec. 165.T01-0375 Safety Zone; M.I.T.'s 150th Birthday...

  5. Editorial: Special issue dedicated to Gabor Somorjai's 80th birthday

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    2016-06-01

    This special issue of Surface Science has been prepared to honor Professor Gabor A. Somorjai on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Professor Somorjai was born on May 4, 1935 in Budapest, Hungary. In 1953 he enrolled as a chemical engineering student at the Technical University of Budapest. Gabor was an active participant in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. When the Soviet military crushed the revolution, he had to leave the country by walking across the border with his sister and his future wife. After immigrating to the USA in 1957, he applied to begin graduate studies and was accepted at the University of California, Berkeley. Gabor received a PhD in Chemistry in 1960, only three years later. Following a short sojourn at IBM, he returned to Berkeley in 1964 to take up a faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which he still holds today. For the interested reader, more can be learned about Gabor's fascinating life in his autobiography, "An American Scientist: The Autobiography of Gabor A. Somorjai.

  6. Off-Road Vehicle Crash Risk during the Six Months after a Birthday

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    Woodfine, Jason D.; Thiruchelvam, Deva; Redelmeier, Donald A.

    2016-01-01

    Background Off-road vehicles are popular and thrilling for youth outside urban settings, yet sometimes result in a serious crash that requires emergency medical care. The relation between birthdays and the subsequent risk of an off-road vehicle crash is unknown. Methods We conducted a population-based before-and-after longitudinal analysis of youth who received emergency medical care in Ontario, Canada, due to an off-road vehicle crash between April 1, 2002, and March 31, 2014. We identified youth injured in an off-road vehicle crash through population-based health-care databases of individuals treated for medical emergencies. We included youth aged 19 years or younger, distinguishing juniors (age ≤ 15 years) from juveniles (age ≥ 16 years). Results A total 32,777 youths accounted for 35,202 emergencies due to off-road vehicle crashes within six months of their nearest birthday. Comparing the six months following a birthday to the six months prior to a birthday, crashes increased by about 2.7 events per 1000 juniors (18.3 vs 21.0, p < 0.0001). The difference equaled a 15% increase in relative risk (95% confidence interval 12 to 18). The increase extended for months following a birthday, was not observed for traffic crashes due to on-road vehicles, and was partially explained by a lack of helmet wearing. As expected, off-road crash risks did not change significantly following a birthday among juveniles (19.2 vs 19.8, p = 0.61). Conclusions Off-road vehicle crashes leading to emergency medical care increase following a birthday in youth below age 16 years. An awareness of this association might inform public health messages, gift-giving practices, age-related parental permissions, and prevention by primary care physicians. PMID:27695070

  7. Birthday and birthmate problems: misconceptions of probability among psychology undergraduates and casino visitors and personnel.

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    Voracek, Martin; Tran, Ulrich S; Formann, Anton K

    2008-02-01

    Subjective estimates and associated confidence ratings for the solutions of some classic occupancy problems were studied in samples of 721 psychology undergraduates, 39 casino visitors, and 34 casino employees. On tasks varying the classic birthday problem, i.e., the probability P for any coincidence among N individuals sharing the same birthday, clear majorities of respondents markedly overestimated N, given P, and markedly underestimated P, given N. Respondents did notedly better on tasks varying the birthmate problem, i.e., P for the specific coincidence among N individuals of having a birthday today. Psychology students and women did better on both task types, but were less confident about their estimates than casino visitors or per sonnel and men. Several further person variables, such as indicators of topical knowledge and familiarity, were associated with better and more confident performance on birthday problems, but not on birthmate problems. Likewise, higher confidence ratings were related to subjective estimates that were closer to the solutions of birthday problems, but not of birthmate problems. Implications of and possible explanations for these findings, study limitations, directions for further inquiry, and the real-world relevance of ameliorating misconceptions of probability are discussed.

  8. 75 FR 66419 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Object of Devotion...

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    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Object of Devotion: Medieval English... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from... States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with...

  9. Friends in low places: The impact of locations and companions on 21st birthday drinking.

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    Rodriguez, Lindsey M; Young, Chelsie M; Tomkins, Mary M; DiBello, Angelo M; Krieger, Heather; Neighbors, Clayton

    2016-01-01

    The present research examined how various locations and companions were associated with hazardous drinking during 21st birthday celebrations. The sample included 912 college students (57% female) who completed an online survey to examine 21st birthday drinking. Locations included bars, friends' houses, restaurants, outdoor barbecues, homes, parents' homes, and Fraternity/Sorority houses. Companions included friends, family members, casual acquaintances, roommates, significant others, Fraternity/Sorority members, and none (alone). Participants consumed an average of 7.6 drinks and reached an average eBAC of .15 during their 21st birthday celebrations. Locations accounted for 20%/18% of the variance in number of drinks and eBAC, respectively, whereas companions accounted for 23%/20% of the variance. Drinking with romantic partners was associated with less drinking, whereas drinking with Fraternity/Sorority members was associated with more drinking. Stepwise regressions combining locations and companions suggested that, overall, celebrating in a bar setting and with Fraternity and Sorority members were the strongest variables associated with drinking. With the exception of a bar setting, companions were the most important contextual factors associated with 21st birthday drinking. PMID:26363304

  10. Mortality Salience of Birthdays on Day of Death in the Major Leagues

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    Abel, Ernest L.; Kruger, Michael L.

    2009-01-01

    The authors assessed the relationship of mortality salience, as represented by birthdays, on the day of death. Preliminary studies considered the role of possible artifacts such as seasonality of birth and death, and time units for evaluation. On the basis of terror management theory's concept of "mortality salience," the authors hypothesized that…

  11. Social Norms vs. Risk Reduction Approaches to 21st Birthday Celebrations

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    Glassman, Tavis; Dodd, Virginia; Kenzik, Kelly; Miller, E. Maureen; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye

    2010-01-01

    Background: Celebratory drinking among college students on their 21st birthday often involves dangerous levels of alcohol consumption. Purpose: This study utilized an experimental design to assess the efficacy of social norm and risk reduction strategies developed to reduce high-risk drinking and alcohol related consequences among college students…

  12. STS-32 Commander Brandenstein celebrates birthday on OV-102's aft flight deck

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    1990-01-01

    STS-32 Commander Daniel C. Brandenstein, wearing eye glasses, holds inflated plastic birthday cake during a celebration on Columbia's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102's, aft flight deck. Two of the candles on the cake have collapsed as Brandenstein smiles and wonders whether to blow down the rest.

  13. STS-32 Commander Brandenstein displays birthday card on OV-102's flight deck

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    1990-01-01

    STS-32 Commander Daniel C. Brandenstein, sitting at the commanders station, displays his birthday card on Columbia's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102's, flight deck. Appearing around Brandenstein are the forward flight deck control panels, forward windows, commanders seatback, and a 'GO NAVY' decal attached to panel O1.

  14. A Troubled Adolescence: What the Fifteenth Birthday of the Bologna Process Means for Liberal Education

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    Gaston, Paul L.

    2013-01-01

    Conceived in Paris in 1998 and born in 1999 in Bologna, the European higher education reform initiative known as the Bologna Process approaches its fifteenth birthday. As is the case with some adolescents, there are problems. If we were to plan a party for the occasion, we might encounter diverse reflections. First, we would be proud of what our…

  15. More Than 100 Gather to Honor Joost Oppenheim on His 80th Birthday | Poster

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    By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer They came from as far away as Russia and Japan, and from as nearby as the NCI at Frederick/Fort Detrick campus, Bethesda, and Baltimore, all with one purpose: to honor the mentor, colleague, and friend they have in Joost Oppenheim, as he celebrated his 80th birthday.

  16. Early Childhood Transition Guidebook: What You Need to Know before Your Child's Third Birthday

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    PACER Center, 2010

    2010-01-01

    A child's third birthday is an important day. Aside from being a time to celebrate, it also marks the transition from Help Me Grow Infant and Toddler Intervention services to a preschool option. This transition changes the services available to a parent and how they are provided, as the focus moves from a child with a disability or developmental…

  17. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Event Specific Prevention Strategies for Reducing Problematic Drinking Associated with 21st Birthday Celebrations

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    Neighbors, Clayton; Lee, Christine M.; Atkins, David C.; Lewis, Melissa A.; Kaysen, Debra; Mittmann, Angela; Fossos, Nicole; Geisner, Irene M.; Zheng, Cheng; Larimer, Mary E.

    2012-01-01

    Objective While research has documented heavy drinking practices and associated negative consequences of college students turning 21, few studies have examined prevention efforts aimed to reduce high-risk drinking during 21st birthday celebrations. The present study evaluated the comparative efficacy of a general prevention effort (i.e., BASICS) and event specific prevention in reducing 21st birthday drinking and related negative consequences. Furthermore, this study evaluated inclusion of peers in interventions and mode of intervention delivery (i.e., in-person vs. web). Method Participants included 599 college students (46% male) who intended to consume at least five/four drinks (men/women respectively) on their 21st birthday. After completing a screening/baseline assessment approximately one week before turning 21, participants were randomly assigned to one of six conditions: 21st birthday in-person BASICS, 21st birthday web BASICS, 21st birthday in-person BASICS plus friend intervention, 21st birthday web BASICS plus friend intervention, BASICS, or an attention control. A follow-up assessment was completed approximately one week after students’ birthdays. Results Results indicated a significant intervention effect for BASICS in reducing blood alcohol content reached and number of negative consequences experienced. All three in-person interventions reduced negative consequences experienced. Results for the web-based interventions varied by drinking outcome and whether or not a friend was included. Conclusions Overall, results provide support for both general intervention and ESP approaches across modalities for reducing extreme drinking and negative consequences associated with turning 21. These results suggest there are several promising options for campuses seeking to reduce both use and consequences associated with 21st birthday celebrations. PMID:22823855

  18. Design of DEVOTE (Trial Comparing Cardiovascular Safety of Insulin Degludec vs Insulin Glargine in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes at High Risk of Cardiovascular Events) - DEVOTE 1.

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    Marso, Steven P; McGuire, Darren K; Zinman, Bernard; Poulter, Neil R; Emerson, Scott S; Pieber, Thomas R; Pratley, Richard E; Haahr, Poul-Martin; Lange, Martin; Frandsen, Kirstine Brown; Rabøl, Rasmus; Buse, John B

    2016-09-01

    DEVOTE was designed to evaluate the cardiovascular safety of insulin degludec (IDeg) vs insulin glargine U100 (IGlar) in patients with T2D at high risk of cardiovascular events. DEVOTE is a phase 3b, multicenter, international, randomized, double-blind, active comparator-controlled trial, designed as an event-driven trial that would continue until 633 positively adjudicated primary events were accrued. The primary end point was the time from randomization to a composite outcome consisting of the first occurrence of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or nonfatal stroke. Patients with T2D at high risk of cardiovascular complications were randomized 1:1 to receive either IDeg or IGlar, each added to background therapies. This trial was designed to demonstrate statistical noninferiority of IDeg vs IGlar for the primary end point. DEVOTE enrolled 7,637 patients between October 2013 and November 2014 at 436 sites in 20 countries. Of these, 6,506 patients had prior cardiovascular disease or chronic kidney disease, and the remainder had multiple cardiovascular risk factors. DEVOTE was designed to provide conclusive evidence regarding the cardiovascular safety of IDeg relative to IGlar in a high-risk population of patients with T2D. PMID:27595693

  19. [A series of radio broadcasts of the French School Radio devoted to Pharmacy in 1966].

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    Lefebvre, Thierry

    2015-03-01

    In December 1966, the French School Radio devoted three of its emissions to Pharmacy. Found in the archives of the National Center for Educational Documentation (CNDP), those short programs resumed life.

  20. Best Practices Case Study: Devoted Builders, LLC, Mediterrtanean Villas, Pasco,WA

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    2010-12-01

    Devoted Builders of Kennewick, WA worked with Building America's BIRA team to achieve the 50% Federal tax credit level energy savings on 81 homes at its Mediterranean Villas community in eastern Washington.

  1. Randall Tobius Schuh: A celebration of his career and accomplishments on the occasion of his 70th birthday

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    A biographical sketch of Dr. Randall Tobius Schuh, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, highlighting his career on the occasion of his 70th birthday is presented and a list of his nearly 100 publications is provided....

  2. In celebration of the 60th birthday of Professor Andrew D. Hamilton FRS.

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    Thompson, Sam; Wilson, Andrew J; Battersby, Alan R

    2013-10-01

    An on-line collection of articles celebrating the 60th birthday of Professor Andrew D. Hamilton FRS has been published featuring contributions from students and colleagues past and present. This article hopes to provide an insight into the rise of a star in molecular recognition, ground breaking discoveries, and on a more light-hearted note, some fond reminiscences of research in Cambridge, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Yale and Oxford.

  3. SEDA at 20: Some Staff and Educational Development Birthday Challenges and Celebrations

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    Hall, Julie

    2013-01-01

    Invited to write a piece to mark SEDA's 20th birthday as SEDA co-chair, I have been excited and humbled by the task. In preparation I have read past editions of this journal and of the SEDA magazine, once called The New Academic and now called Educational Developments. I have reflected on my SEDA experiences and I have talked to people…

  4. Roland Kuhn—100th Birthday of an Innovator of Clinical Psychopharmacology

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    Steinberg, Holger; Himmerich, Hubertus

    2012-01-01

    On the occasion of his 100th birthday this letter is to pay tribute to Swiss psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Roland Kuhn (1912–2005), who established the antidepressant effects of imipramine starting in 1956. Since until now only monoaminergic-based antidepressants such as this substance found their way into psychopharmacological therapy, one can say that Kuhn established the lead antidepressant substance and has hence fundamentally changed clinical psychiatry and care for the mentally ill.

  5. Male Scientists' Competing Devotions to Work and Family: Changing Norms in a Male-Dominated Profession.

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    Damaske, Sarah; Ecklund, Elaine Howard; Lincoln, Anne E; White, Virginia Johnston

    2014-11-01

    Using in-depth interviews with 74 men across different ranks in biology and physics at prestigious US universities, we ask to what extent changing norms of fatherhood and a flexible workplace affect men working in a highly male-dominated profession and what variation exists in family forms. We conceptualize four typologies of men: those forgoing children, egalitarian partners, neo-traditional dual-earners, and traditional breadwinners. Findings suggest male scientists hold strong work devotions yet a growing number seek egalitarian relationships, which they frame as reducing their devotion to work. The majority of men find the all-consuming nature of academic science conflicts with changing fatherhood norms. PMID:25419040

  6. Occurrence and downslope mobilization of quaternary herbicide residues in vineyard-devoted soils.

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    Pateiro-Moure, Mirian; Arias-Estévez, Manuel; López-Periago, Eugenio; Martínez-Carballo, Elena; Simal-Gándara, Jesús

    2008-05-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the fate of quaternary herbicides in soil deposits derived from erosion of vineyard-devoted soils. Herbicide occurrence in the crop soils was due to the farmer application inputs. Special attention should be paid to the presence of paraquat (PQ) in the studied vineyard-devoted soils. The major factor governing the sorption of PQ was the solid state organic fraction with the clay mineral content also making a significant contribution. The mobilization and transport of quats-enriched soil particles may generate downslope and downstream environmental problems that mainly affect detritivore ecology.

  7. Male Scientists’ Competing Devotions to Work and Family: Changing Norms in a Male-Dominated Profession

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    Damaske, Sarah; Ecklund, Elaine Howard; Lincoln, Anne E.; White, Virginia Johnston

    2014-01-01

    Using in-depth interviews with 74 men across different ranks in biology and physics at prestigious US universities, we ask to what extent changing norms of fatherhood and a flexible workplace affect men working in a highly male-dominated profession and what variation exists in family forms. We conceptualize four typologies of men: those forgoing children, egalitarian partners, neo-traditional dual-earners, and traditional breadwinners. Findings suggest male scientists hold strong work devotions yet a growing number seek egalitarian relationships, which they frame as reducing their devotion to work. The majority of men find the all-consuming nature of academic science conflicts with changing fatherhood norms. PMID:25419040

  8. FOREWORD: The 70th birthday of Professor Stig Stenholm The 70th birthday of Professor Stig Stenholm

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    Suominen, Kalle-Antti

    2010-09-01

    information [7] and in Stockholm he had, again, very successful postdocs such as Ulf Leonhardt. Finally, in 2005, Stig Stenholm retired, although he is still active, writing papers, taking part in conferences and making research visits. We honoured his 70th birthday at the CEWQO2009 conference, and hope that the future provides us with further opportunities for such events. Looking at the obituary of Dirk ter Haar, I see that his style with students reminds me of Stig's approach. In my opinion, Stig expects independence and initiative from a student, giving perhaps a broad topic in which the student is expected to find his or her own way, whilst working perhaps with a postdoc. Juha Javanainen has talked about the 'sink or swim' style (not referring to Stig, though). There is a famous series of children's books about Moomin trolls by Tove Jansson (another Swedish-speaking Finn like Stig). In one of them, the Moomin find in early spring a small flower in a patch of land uncovered by snow, pushing its way up. One of them wants to cover it against frost during the night, but another says 'Don't, it'll fare better later if it has some difficulties at first'. At CEWQO2009 Stig gave the full list of his finished PhD students: Rainer Salomaa (1973), Temba Dlodlo (1980), Juha Javanainen (1980), Markus Lindberg (1985), Matti Kaivola (1985), Birger Ståhlberg (1985), Kalle-Antti Suominen (1992), Mackillo Kira (1995), Päivi Törmä (1996), Asta Paloviita (1997), Patrik Öhberg (1998), Martti Havukainen (1999), Erika Andersson (2000), Pawel Piwnicki (2001), Åsa Larson (2001), Markku Jääskeläinen (2003), and Jonas Larson (2005). One should also mention Erkki Kyrölä, who eventually graduated at Rochester and Olli Serimaa, who never graduated but published some important early-stage laser cooling work. As a final note I must mention a passion that Stig and I share, namely books. I have nearly 400 professional physics and mathematics books, but I am certain that the size of Stig

  9. An Investigation of Devotion to Democratic Values and Conflict Resolution Abilities: A Case of Elementary School Students

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    Sari, Mediha; Sari, Sezen; Otunc, Mine Suat

    2008-01-01

    The main purpose of this study is to investigate devotion to democratic values and conflict resolution abilities of elementary school students. In the direction of this general purpose, the level of the students' devotion to democratic values and conflict resolution abilities were investigated by the Devotion to Democratic Values Scale (DDVS) and…

  10. [70 years of school health in France: an old lady’s forgotten birthday].

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    Gindt-Ducros, Agnès; Guigné, Christophe; Robichon, Françoise; Bedouin-Bourel, Marie-Christine

    2016-01-01

    School health in France has recently celebrated its 70th birthday. The authors review the last 70 years and the adjustments made by the various professionals in this field to adapt to political and institutional changes, whether or not these changes were designed to improve the health of infants and children. Changing governance does not facilitate the essential place of team work, especially between Ministry of Education doctors, nurses and social workers. Although these professionals regret the lack of publicity concerning the 70 years of school health, the continuing commitment of young school health professionals illustrates the real importance of health measures in school children and adolescents. PMID:27392052

  11. Looking back to the advent of modern endoscopy: 150th birthday of Maximilian Nitze.

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    Mouton, W G; Bessell, J R; Maddern, G J

    1998-12-01

    This year, 1998, marks the 150th anniversary of the birthday of Maximilian Nitze (1848-1906), a German scientist responsible for the initiation of modern endoscopy: He integrated two of his ideas in the construction of the first functional cystoscope. Nitze realized that the field of view during endoscopy could be enlarged by the use of an optical system, and that the light source should be placed on the tip of the instrument. He presented this cystoscope on October 2, 1877 for the first time, at age 28 years.

  12. Critical review on the environmental fate of quaternary ammonium herbicides in soils devoted to vineyards.

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    Pateiro-Moure, Mirian; Arias-Estévez, Manuel; Simal-Gándara, Jesús

    2013-05-21

    Quaternary Ammonium Herbicides (QUATs) are nonselective contact herbicides, widely used at weed emergence to protect a wide range of crops. The benefits achieved by the use of these herbicides are indisputable. In soils devoted to vineyards, their uses increase the yield and the quality of the grapes for winemaking. However, several environmental dangers have emerged from the overuse of these compounds. Therefore, there has been a great interest in the presence of these compounds in soils, water, and food. Once in the soil, the mobility of these agrochemicals plays an important role in their fate and transport in the environment. This is why we mainly focused our review on (a) their physical and chemical properties and their activity, (b) the factors affecting their mobility in soils, (c) the quality of surrounding waters, and (d) the measures to reduce their contamination, especially in the case of agricultural soils devoted to vineyards.

  13. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Event-Specific Prevention Strategies for Reducing Problematic Drinking Associated with 21st Birthday Celebrations

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    Neighbors, Clayton; Lee, Christine M.; Atkins, David C.; Lewis, Melissa A.; Kaysen, Debra; Mittmann, Angela; Fossos, Nicole; Geisner, Irene M.; Zheng, Cheng; Larimer, Mary E.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: While research has documented heavy drinking practices and associated negative consequences of college students turning 21, few studies have examined prevention efforts aimed at reducing high-risk drinking during 21st birthday celebrations. The present study evaluated the comparative efficacy of a general prevention effort (i.e., Brief…

  14. Iron-catalysed, general and operationally simple formal hydrogenation using Fe(OTf)3 and NaBH4 † †We dedicated this paper to Dr Stuart Warren on the occasion of his 75th birthday. ‡ ‡Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c4ob00945b Click here for additional data file.

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    MacNair, Alistair J.; Tran, Ming-Ming; Nelson, Jennifer E.; Sloan, G. Usherwood; Ironmonger, Alan

    2014-01-01

    An operationally simple and environmentally benign formal hydrogenation protocol has been developed using highly abundant iron(iii) salts and an inexpensive, bench stable, stoichiometric reductant, NaBH4, in ethanol, under ambient conditions. This reaction has been applied to the reduction of terminal alkenes (22 examples, up to 95% yield) and nitro-groups (26 examples, up to 95% yield). Deuterium labelling studies indicate that this reaction proceeds via an ionic rather than radical mechanism. PMID:24914735

  15. Homosexuality: representing the devil or a spiritual gift? Two opposing views in the same Marian devotion.

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    Samson, Judith; Notermans, Catrien; Jansen, Willy

    2013-01-01

    This article analyzes opposing discourses on homosexuality forwarded by two different Catholic social actors. These are linked to the messages of the Lady of All Nations, a Marian apparition site in Amsterdam. These different actors are understood as competing moral communities ( Hunt, 2009 ), especially about the issue of what constitute European values. Both discourses can be seen as examples of the minoritizing yet universalizing view on homosexuality ( Kosofsky Sedgwick, 1990 , p. 85). The devotion to the Lady of All Nations serves as a site for promoting competing discourses ( Hermkens, Jansen, & Notermans, 2009 ).

  16. [Friedrich Trendelenburg 1844-1924: a tribute on his 150th birthday].

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    Schwokowski, C F

    1994-01-01

    Life and scientific work of Friedrich Trendelenburg are gratefully appreciated on the occasion of his 150th birthday. The education by his parents, the great impressions gained during a visit in Scotland as a young man and the molding influence of his academic teacher v. Langenbeck are presented. There was only a short time when he was the head of the surgical department of the Friedrichhain Hospital in Berlin, because his real aim was an academic career. In the presented paper his famous merits in science and practical work as well as his enormous aura as the director of the surgical departments of the universities of Rostock, Bonn and Leipzig are described. Trendelenburg was an always strictly scientifically acting surgeon. His technical inventions and new operative procedures were of high value with a worldwide acknowledgement. Objectivity, modesty and human grandeur were the eminent characteristics of this hero of surgery who never looked for personal appreciation but always got it.

  17. [Friedrich Trendelenburg 1844-1924: a tribute on his 150th birthday].

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    Schwokowski, C F

    1994-01-01

    Life and scientific work of Friedrich Trendelenburg are gratefully appreciated on the occasion of his 150th birthday. The education by his parents, the great impressions gained during a visit in Scotland as a young man and the molding influence of his academic teacher v. Langenbeck are presented. There was only a short time when he was the head of the surgical department of the Friedrichhain Hospital in Berlin, because his real aim was an academic career. In the presented paper his famous merits in science and practical work as well as his enormous aura as the director of the surgical departments of the universities of Rostock, Bonn and Leipzig are described. Trendelenburg was an always strictly scientifically acting surgeon. His technical inventions and new operative procedures were of high value with a worldwide acknowledgement. Objectivity, modesty and human grandeur were the eminent characteristics of this hero of surgery who never looked for personal appreciation but always got it. PMID:7846962

  18. Multiparticle Correlations in Mesoscopic Scattering: Boson Sampling, Birthday Paradox, and Hong-Ou-Mandel Profiles

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    Urbina, Juan-Diego; Kuipers, Jack; Matsumoto, Sho; Hummel, Quirin; Richter, Klaus

    2016-03-01

    The interplay between single-particle interference and quantum indistinguishability leads to signature correlations in many-body scattering. We uncover these with a semiclassical calculation of the transmission probabilities through mesoscopic cavities for systems of noninteracting particles. For chaotic cavities we provide the universal form of the first two moments of the transmission probabilities over ensembles of random unitary matrices, including weak localization and dephasing effects. If the incoming many-body state consists of two macroscopically occupied wave packets, their time delay drives a quantum-classical transition along a boundary determined by the bosonic birthday paradox. Mesoscopic chaotic scattering of Bose-Einstein condensates is, then, a realistic candidate to build a boson sampler and to observe the macroscopic Hong-Ou-Mandel effect.

  19. Suttee Sainthood through selflessness: pain of repression or power of devotion?

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    Roye, Susmita

    2011-01-01

    The immolation of Hindu widows has generated much horror while remaining tenaciously mixed with clandestine admiration. Reported in many eyewitness accounts and literary works, the topic has given rise to highly contested sociocultural, legal and ideological debates, strongly linked to women’s rights. But the root question has not gone away: is suttee/sati just painful female victimisation or can it also reflect powerful female agency and the power of devotion? This article examines two literary works, Maud Diver’s Lilamani, in which an Englishwoman unreservedly idolises a suttee, and Krupabai Satthianadhan’s Kamala, where an Indian woman expresses deep pride in sutteehood. Engaging in a search for deeper meanings, this article asks what makes these two women writers revere a suttee so totally. Can one really be a suttee-saint through selflessness, or are there some deeper meanings yet to be uncovered? A wider political interpretation is suggested to re/present the root meaning of suttee.

  20. From lesbian heroine to devoted wife: or, what the stage would allow.

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    Kendall, K

    1986-05-01

    Plays written by English women on the same historical subject appeared in 1696 and 1841. The earlier play, written in a period of active feminism, features Agnes de Castro as a lesbian heroine, probably the first in English stage history. The second, written in the age of Solomon Grundy, characterizes de Castro as a self-sacrificing, devoted heterosexual wife. Since both plays were written by women who would now be defined as lesbians, the treatment of the heroine seems more a reflection of audience than author. Study of the two plays with their sources and their authors' lives reveals much about audiences and the pressures a homophobic society can exert on lesbian artists who write for a living.

  1. Suttee Sainthood through selflessness: pain of repression or power of devotion?

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    Roye, Susmita

    2011-01-01

    The immolation of Hindu widows has generated much horror while remaining tenaciously mixed with clandestine admiration. Reported in many eyewitness accounts and literary works, the topic has given rise to highly contested sociocultural, legal and ideological debates, strongly linked to women’s rights. But the root question has not gone away: is suttee/sati just painful female victimisation or can it also reflect powerful female agency and the power of devotion? This article examines two literary works, Maud Diver’s Lilamani, in which an Englishwoman unreservedly idolises a suttee, and Krupabai Satthianadhan’s Kamala, where an Indian woman expresses deep pride in sutteehood. Engaging in a search for deeper meanings, this article asks what makes these two women writers revere a suttee so totally. Can one really be a suttee-saint through selflessness, or are there some deeper meanings yet to be uncovered? A wider political interpretation is suggested to re/present the root meaning of suttee. PMID:22295291

  2. Note regarding the word 'behavior' in glossaries of introductory textbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias devoted to psychology.

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    Abramson, Charles I; Place, Aaron J

    2005-10-01

    Glossaries of introductory textbooks in psychology, biology, and animal behavior were surveyed to find whether they induded the word 'behavior'. In addition to texts, encyclopedias and dictionaries devoted to the study of behavior were also surveyed. Of the 138 tests sampled across all three fields, only 38 (27%) included the term 'behavior' in their glossaries. Of the 15 encyclopedias and dictionaries surveyed, only 5 defined 'behavior'. To assess whether the term 'behavior' has disappeared from textbook glossaries or whether it has usually been absent, we sampled 23 introductory psychology texts written from 1886 to 1958. Only two texts contained glossaries, and the word 'behavior' was defined in both. An informal survey was conducted of students enrolled in introductory classes in psychology, biology, and animal behavior to provide data on the consistency of definitions. Students were asked to "define the word 'behavior'." Analysis indicated the definition was dependent upon the course. We suggest that future introductory textbook authors and editors of psychology-based dictionaries and encyclopedias include 'behavior' in their glossaries. PMID:16383094

  3. Preferences, constraints or schemas of devotion? Exploring Norwegian mothers' withdrawals from high-commitment careers.

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    Halrynjo, Sigtona; Lyng, Selma Therese

    2009-06-01

    Despite decades of focus on gender equality and work-family balance, parenthood still affects mothers' and fathers' careers differently. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Norwegian mothers who are relinquishing high-commitment careers of law and consultancy, this paper questions the adequacy of established explanations emphasizing constraints vs. individual preferences. Our sample of female professionals living in a well-developed welfare state is particularly apt to explore the processes and mechanisms upholding the statistically gendered pattern of women reducing their work commitment after childbirth. These doubly privileged mothers might be considered to have the best odds for combining career and work commitment with motherhood. Thus, we argue that the approach emphasizing practical constraints does not sufficiently account for the withdrawal from high-commitment careers among these female professionals. Nevertheless, we are not content with the claim of Preference Theory that this shift in commitment is merely a matter of 'not-so-dedicated' women discovering their 'genuine' preferences. Rather, in order to understand why and how this shift occurs, we explore the culturally constructed rationalities and schemas of both work and family devotions. We specifically examine the circumstances, mechanisms and steps in a seemingly individual process of making the shift in commitment from a promising career to a family-friendly job. Moreover, the analysis demonstrates how generous parental leave arrangements designed to enhance gender equality and work-family balance by simply reducing practical constraints may have limited--or even counterproductive--impact within high-commitment occupations where the 'irreplaceability' of workers is taken for granted. Our findings indicate that unless the culturally (re)produced discourses, demands and expectations of both work and family are exposed and challenged, even intentionally gender neutral work-family policies will

  4. Upgrading of some instrumentation devoted to increase space radiation environment understanding

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    Jadrníčková, Iva; Spurný, František; Ploc, Ondřej; Dachev, Tsvetan P.

    2008-11-01

    Three methods permitting to characterize space and onboard spacecraft radiation environment have been developed and/or upgraded in our laboratories: MDU equipment with a semiconductor detector as sensitive element devoted to register energy deposition spectra in the Si-diode; a spectrometer of the linear energy transfer (LET) based on chemically etched polyallyldiglycolcarbonate (PADC) track etch detectors (TED); and thermoluminescent detectors (TLDs) with different dependences of relative TL yield on the LET of particles transferring their energy in them. We have used all these types of dosimetry equipments onboard spacecrafts since several years and succeeded to treat directly read data in terms of both quantitative and qualitative dosimetry characteristics and deduce from them related radiation risk. During last few years all these three types of detectors have been intensely studied to understand still better their possibilities to characterize space radiation fields. Particularly: Both PADC TED LET spectrometer and TLDs have been exposed in heavier ion beams with LET in water ranging from 1 to about 700 keV/μm with the goal to upgrade their calibration curves; A new method of MDU directly read data has been developed, permitting to measure not only dose in Si-detector, but also to estimate radiation protection quantities and the neutron contribution to the onboard exposure level; All three methods have been tested onboard spacecrafts during several missions. Contribution presents, analyses and discusses the results obtained in items 1-3 and, also, the possibilities of these detectors to help in characterizing radiation fields during longer space missions, above 1 year.

  5. Extending Birthday Paradox Theory to Estimate the Number of Tags in RFID Systems

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    Shakiba, Masoud; Singh, Mandeep Jit; Sundararajan, Elankovan; Zavvari, Azam; Islam, Mohammad Tariqul

    2014-01-01

    The main objective of Radio Frequency Identification systems is to provide fast identification for tagged objects. However, there is always a chance of collision, when tags transmit their data to the reader simultaneously. Collision is a time-consuming event that reduces the performance of RFID systems. Consequently, several anti-collision algorithms have been proposed in the literature. Dynamic Framed Slotted ALOHA (DFSA) is one of the most popular of these algorithms. DFSA dynamically modifies the frame size based on the number of tags. Since the real number of tags is unknown, it needs to be estimated. Therefore, an accurate tag estimation method has an important role in increasing the efficiency and overall performance of the tag identification process. In this paper, we propose a novel estimation technique for DFSA anti-collision algorithms that applies birthday paradox theory to estimate the number of tags accurately. The analytical discussion and simulation results prove that the proposed method increases the accuracy of tag estimation and, consequently, outperforms previous schemes. PMID:24752285

  6. The ACA's 65th Birthday Challenge: Moving from Medicaid to Medicare.

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    Ndumele, Chima D; Sommers, Benjamin D; Trivedi, Amal N

    2015-11-01

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid to millions of low-income near-elderly Americans, facilitating access to health care services, but did not change income eligibility for Medicaid for those 65 years and older. Therefore, following the ACA's coverage expansion, many newly-insured older enrollees will face a complex insurance transition on their 65th birthday: they will lose Medicaid coverage and transition from Medicaid to Medicare as their primary insurer. This transition in primary health insurance coverage includes changes to benefits, patient cost-sharing, and provider reimbursement, which could have profound consequences on the use of health services and associated health outcomes for low-income seniors. Using data from 2012, we estimate that 1.6 million current Medicaid beneficiaries and an additional 1.6 to 2.9 million low-income individuals who will gain Medicaid coverage under the ACA will be likely to make this transition in the next decade. Primary care physicians and policymakers can help mitigate the potential consequences of this insurance transition by preparing patients for Medicare's more restrictive insurance coverage, encouraging patients to sign up for available low-income subsidies, and understanding how the loss of Medicaid coverage impacts out-of-pocket costs.

  7. Phase transitions in number theory: from the birthday problem to Sidon sets.

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    Luque, Bartolo; Torre, Iván G; Lacasa, Lucas

    2013-11-01

    In this work, we show how number theoretical problems can be fruitfully approached with the tools of statistical physics. We focus on g-Sidon sets, which describe sequences of integers whose pairwise sums are different, and propose a random decision problem which addresses the probability of a random set of k integers to be g-Sidon. First, we provide numerical evidence showing that there is a crossover between satisfiable and unsatisfiable phases which converts to an abrupt phase transition in a properly defined thermodynamic limit. Initially assuming independence, we then develop a mean-field theory for the g-Sidon decision problem. We further improve the mean-field theory, which is only qualitatively correct, by incorporating deviations from independence, yielding results in good quantitative agreement with the numerics for both finite systems and in the thermodynamic limit. Connections between the generalized birthday problem in probability theory, the number theory of Sidon sets and the properties of q-Potts models in condensed matter physics are briefly discussed.

  8. Extending birthday paradox theory to estimate the number of tags in RFID systems.

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    Shakiba, Masoud; Singh, Mandeep Jit; Sundararajan, Elankovan; Zavvari, Azam; Islam, Mohammad Tariqul

    2014-01-01

    The main objective of Radio Frequency Identification systems is to provide fast identification for tagged objects. However, there is always a chance of collision, when tags transmit their data to the reader simultaneously. Collision is a time-consuming event that reduces the performance of RFID systems. Consequently, several anti-collision algorithms have been proposed in the literature. Dynamic Framed Slotted ALOHA (DFSA) is one of the most popular of these algorithms. DFSA dynamically modifies the frame size based on the number of tags. Since the real number of tags is unknown, it needs to be estimated. Therefore, an accurate tag estimation method has an important role in increasing the efficiency and overall performance of the tag identification process. In this paper, we propose a novel estimation technique for DFSA anti-collision algorithms that applies birthday paradox theory to estimate the number of tags accurately. The analytical discussion and simulation results prove that the proposed method increases the accuracy of tag estimation and, consequently, outperforms previous schemes.

  9. Introducing a computer program devoted to renewable integration assessment of multi-field solar photovoltaic power plants

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    Gil, M.A.C.; Arroba, J.P.; Ibanez, J.C.; Criado, J.A.R.

    1996-11-01

    The objectives of this paper are to present a computer program devoted to the simulation of solar photovoltaic power plants, namely the assessment of their power generation technical potential. The most general configuration of a former program devoted to single-field photovoltaic generators has been extended and updated to multi-field systems. This program is also intended to provide capabilities in order to assess the integration of renewable energy resources. Mainly solar and wind energy systems will be considered, as well as pumped-storage stations, of which an example is included.

  10. EDITORIAL: Review Articles Devoted to the Metrology of Electrical Units and Related Physical Constants

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    Hudson, R. P.

    1988-01-01

    The fundamental physical constants and the base units of measurement occupy positions of great importance in physics, not only through their foundation role in the edifice of science but through their interplay with the most advanced research in measurement science and in basic science, both theoretical and experimental. Not infrequently has one found the precision of experiments limited by that of the standard used in the realization of the pertinent unit(s) and new research is thereby stimulated to improve (or even replace) the existing standard(s). The periodic adjustment of the physical constants sometimes reveals inconsistencies that call for new measurement, new theory, or both. Discoveries in basic research are from time to time developed into new means for realizing the base units, as well as contributing to the consistency evaluation work. Physicists in general, and readers of Metrologia in particular, can therefore find it immensely rewarding to remain abreast of all such developments; to this end, Metrologia makes an important contribution by publishing both research papers and seminal review articles. It was with the latter particularly in mind that L Bliek and V Kose of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) proposed making a special effort to publish selected review papers from a session on Quantum Metrology and Electronic Methods in Fundamental Constants at the XXIInd General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), held in Tel Aviv, Israel, from August 24th to September 2nd 1987. This suggestion and a concomitant offer to recruit authors and furnish major editorial assistance were accepted with enthusiasm and alacrity. As the outcome, we foresee publishing some seven or eight review articles devoted to the metrology of electrical units and related physical constants. These will appear in successive issues of Metrologia, commencing with the present one, two or three at a time. The first three comprise: Precision

  11. Karl Rawer: space research and international cooperation - Laudation on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Professor Karl Rawer

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    Reinisch, B. W.

    2014-11-01

    This laudation is given in honor of the 100th birthday of Prof. Karl Rawer which happens to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI). The ionosphere was discovered during Karl Rawer's lifetime, and he has dedicated his professional life to its exploration. World Wars I and II shaped his early life, but they also launched his career as one of the eminent geophysical scientists of the twentieth century. The paper looks back at Karl Rawer's life and his pioneering work and leadership in advancing and shaping the exploration of the ionosphere.

  12. PREFACE: Microparticles in Stokes Flows: Symposium in Honor of François Feuillebois' 65th Birthday

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    Ekiel-Jeżewska, Maria L.

    2012-12-01

    Microparticles in Stokes Flows - Symposium in Honor of Françcois Feuillebois' 65th Birthday was held from 21-24 August 2011 in Warsaw, Poland. There were 43 participants from Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Tunisia, United Kingdom and the USA. They presented 5 invited lectures, 25 contributed talks and 9 posters. The abstracts can be found at microparticles2011.ippt.pan.pl. The subjects were divided into three parts and 13 sessions, listed below. Part I. A variety of particles. Sessions: sedimentation at non-Brownian time scale, Brownian and hydrodynamic interactions of non-spherical particles, active particles, permeable particles, deformable particles and biosystems. Part II. Particles and interfaces. Sessions: confined multiparticle systems, hydrodynamic interactions in confined systems, single particle under confinement, particle-interface interactions, slip at interfaces, slip in suspensions. Part III. Stokes flows and beyond. Sessions: inertial effects, texture and self-assembly. At the end of each session, presentations were followed by extensive discussions (two thirds of the presentation time). Also, two round-table general discussions took place, Methods of solving the Stokes equations - which when? and Challenges in microhydrodynamics. This volume contains both original contributions and reviews. There were at least two referees per paper: one participating in the conference, and the other not. I would like to thank all the referees for their work, the Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre national de la recherche scientifique and the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences for supporting in part the conference, Anna Myłyk, Agnieszka Słowicka and Krzysztof Zembrzycki for the weeks spent organizing the symposium, and all the conference participants for their presentations and discussions of the highest scientific quality. Conference photograph Happy Birthday

  13. International Labor Organization's 75th Anniversary.

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    Hansenne, Michel; And Others

    1994-01-01

    This special issue contains eight articles that examine the following: social justice, global employment issues, International Labor Organization (ILO) standards, social security, training, tripartism, the 1994 ILO conference, and labor standards--all from a global perspective. (JOW)

  14. Internet-Based Personalized Feedback to Reduce 21st-Birthday Drinking: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Event-Specific Prevention Intervention

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    Neighbors, Clayton; Lee, Christine M.; Lewis, Melissa A.; Fossos, Nicole; Walter, Theresa

    2009-01-01

    This article presents an initial randomized controlled trial of an event-specific prevention intervention. Participants included 295 college students (41.69% male, 58.31% female) who intended to consume 2 or more drinks on their 21st birthday. Participants completed a screening/baseline assessment approximately 1 week before they turned 21 and…

  15. 500th birthday of Andreas Vesalius, the founder of modern anatomy: "vivitur ingenio, caetera mortis erunt" ("genius lives on, all else is mortal").

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    Hadzic, Admir; Sadeghi, Neda; Vandepitte, Catherine; Vandepitte, Walter; Van de Velde, Marc; Hadzic, Alen; Van Robays, Johan; Heylen, Rene; Herijgers, Paul; Vloka, Caroline; Van Zundert, Jan

    2014-01-01

    It is often said that regional anesthesia is the practice of applied anatomy. Therefore, it is fitting that on the occasion of his 500th birthday, we celebrate the life and work of the brilliant Flemish anatomist, Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), the founder of modern anatomy. PMID:25340483

  16. 500th birthday of Andreas Vesalius, the founder of modern anatomy: "vivitur ingenio, caetera mortis erunt" ("genius lives on, all else is mortal").

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    Hadzic, Admir; Sadeghi, Neda; Vandepitte, Catherine; Vandepitte, Walter; Van de Velde, Marc; Hadzic, Alen; Van Robays, Johan; Heylen, Rene; Herijgers, Paul; Vloka, Caroline; Van Zundert, Jan

    2014-01-01

    It is often said that regional anesthesia is the practice of applied anatomy. Therefore, it is fitting that on the occasion of his 500th birthday, we celebrate the life and work of the brilliant Flemish anatomist, Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), the founder of modern anatomy.

  17. CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA Commemoration of the 85th birthday of S I Syrovatskii(Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 26 May 2010)

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    2010-12-01

    A scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), was held on 26 May 2010 at the conference hall of the Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS. The session was devoted to the 85th birthday of S I Syrovatskii. The program announced on the web page of the RAS Physical Sciences Division (www.gpad.ac.ru) contained the following reports: (1) Zelenyi L M (Space Research Institute, RAS, Moscow) "Current sheets and reconnection in the geomagnetic tail"; (2) Frank A G (Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Moscow) "Dynamics of current sheets as the cause of flare events in magnetized plasmas"; (3) Kuznetsov V D (Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Ionosphere, and Radio Wave Propagation, RAS, Troitsk, Moscow region) "Space research on the Sun"; (4) Somov B V (Shternberg Astronomical Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow) "Strong shock waves and extreme plasma states"; (5) Zybin K P (Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS, Moscow) "Structure functions for developed turbulence"; (6) Ptuskin V S (Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Ionosphere, and Radio Wave Propagation, RAS, Troitsk, Moscow region) "The origin of cosmic rays." Papers based on reports 1-4 and 6 are published in what follows. • Metastability of current sheets, L M Zelenyi, A V Artemyev, Kh V Malova, A A Petrukovich, R Nakamura Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 9, Pages 933-941 • Dynamics of current sheets underlying flare-type events in magnetized plasmas, A G Frank Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 9, Pages 941-947 • Space research of the Sun, V D Kuznetsov Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 9, Pages 947-954 • Magnetic reconnection in solar flares, B V Somov Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 9, Pages 954-958 • The origin of cosmic rays, V S Ptuskin Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 9, Pages 958-961

  18. One-loop F(R, P, Q) gravity in de Sitter universe

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    Cognola, Guido; Zerbini, Sergio

    2012-09-01

    Motivated by the dark energy issue, the one-loop quantization approach for a class of relativistic higher order theories is discussed in some detail. A specific F(R, P, Q) gravity model at the one-loop level in a de Sitter universe is investigated, extending the similar program developed for the case of F(R) gravity. The stability conditions under arbitrary perturbations are derived. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

  19. A birthday party, home-made ice cream, and an outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 6 infection.

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    Dodhia, H; Kearney, J; Warburton, F

    1998-03-01

    An outbreak of food poisoning caused by Salmonella enteritidis phage type (PT) 6 followed a children's birthday party. Thirty of 37 (attack rate 81%) attendees were ill, with diarrhoea and fever being the most common symptoms. One child required hospital admission for rehydration. No deaths occurred. Stool specimens from 24 out of 25 people who submitted them were positive for S. enteritidis PT 6 and one was positive for S. enteritidis PT4. Epidemiological investigation indicated that home-made ice cream was the vehicle of infection. Fresh shell eggs used raw in the ice cream were the likeliest source of infection. No ice cream or eggs were available for microbiological analysis. S. enteritidis PT6 accounts for a small but increasing proportion of all salmonellas in humans and its epidemiology is thought to be similar to S. enteritidis PT4. Thus current recommendations on the use of raw eggs in cooking continue to apply.

  20. 75th anniversary of the N V Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN) (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 25 February 2015)

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    2015-06-01

    A scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) celebrating the 75th anniversary of the N V Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radio Wave Propagation of the RAS (IZMIRAN) was held in the IZMIRAN conference hall on 25 February 2015. The agenda of the session announced on the website http://www.gpad.ac.ru of the RAS Physical Sciences Division contained the following reports: (1) Kuznetsov V D (IZMIRAN, Moscow) "N V Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN) yesterday, today, and tomorrow"; (2) Gvishiani A D (Geophysical Center, Moscow) "Studies of the terrestrial magnetic field and the network of Russian magnetic laboratories"; (3) Sokoloff D D (Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow) "Magnetic dynamo questions"; (4) Petrukovich A A (Space Research Institute, RAS, Moscow) "Some aspects of magnetosphere-ionosphere relations"; (5) Lukin D S (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow region) "Current problems of ionospheric radio wave propagation"; (6) Safargaleev V V (Polar Geophysical Institute, Kola Scientific Center, RAS, Murmansk), Sergienko T I (Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Sweden), Kozlovskii A E (Sodankyl \\ddot a Geophysical Observatory, Finland), Safargaleev A V (St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg), Kotikov A L (St. Petersburg Branch of IZMIRAN, St. Petersburg) "Magnetic and optical measurements and signatures of reconnection in the cusp and vicinity"; (7) Kuznetsov V D (IZMIRAN, Moscow) "Space solar research: achievements and prospects". Papers written on the basis of oral reports 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7 are given below. • N V Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN) yesterday, today, tomorrow, V D Kuznetsov Physics-Uspekhi, 2015

  1. Tribute to Professor Padma Kant Shukla on the occasion of his 60th birthday

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    Mendis, Asoka

    2010-08-01

    As the Journal of Plasma Physics so fittingly dedicates this current volume to honor Professor Padma Kant Shukla, for his extraordinary and prolific contributions to the field, over a period spanning four decades, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, it gives me great pleasure to contribute this personal tribute. Padma is without doubt one of the preeminent plasma theorists of his generation with a productivity that is phenomenal and perhaps unmatched (well in excess of 1000). What is truly impressive is not only his extraordinary productivity but also the depth and breadth of his contributions, which while being centered in plasma physics, bridge many other disciplines including condensed matter physics, particle physics, and geophysics. Although I was familiar with Padma's work, in several areas, earlier, I first met him about 20 years ago, when he began working in a field of great interest to me, namely dusty plasmas. Very quickly Padma became a leader in this very new and rapidly developing field, in particular, pioneering the fascinating area of waves in dusty plasmas; predicting the existence, among others, of the very low frequency dust acoustic mode, which was spectacularly observed subsequently in the laboratory, and has been cited about 1000 times since. During this time I got to know Padma very well while participating in numerous international meetings convened by him and also while hosting him, several times, as a visiting professor at my home institution, and observing his multifaceted talents as an outstanding scholar, inspiring mentor, tireless organizer, and committed humanitarian. While Padma's accomplishments are extraordinary, what makes them even more noteworthy is his personal history. Padma came from a family of modest means in a small Indian village. He was the first member of his extended family who went to college, mainly due to the efforts of the village schoolteacher who obviously recognized the young student's innate talent. Living up

  2. PREFACE: Festschrift to mark the sixtieth birthday of Professor Jens Lothe

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    Jøssang, Torstein; Barnett, David M.

    1992-01-01

    The collection of papers in this Festschrift represents the proceedings of a symposium held at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on November 25-26, 1991, marking the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Professor Jens Lothe. The symposium organizers attempted to invite contributors, either written, oral, or both, from a group of international scientists who have either collaborated with Jens in the past or whose work has had a significant impact in one of three areas in which Jens has focussed his own research interests, namely, statistical physics, elasticity and elastic waves, and the theory of dislocations in crystalline solids. The extent to which we have succeeded in obtaining a proper spectrum of contributors and contributions must be judged by the readers of this volume. It is rather rare in modern times to encounter a physicist such as Jens who has made seminal contributions in fields as diverse as the three included in this Festschrift. For this reason it is both historically interesting and instructive to follow the path that Jens Lothe's research career has taken him, since doing so clearly points out the international nature of the scientific endeavor and the fact that the search for scientific truth transcends national borders and governmental ideologies. Jens' postdoctoral studies at the University of Bristol in the late 1950s brought him in contact with an American postdoctoral student, John Hirth, who had worked on nucleation theory and condensation under the late Professor G M Pound at Carnegie-Mellon University. (Alex Maradudin, one of the contributors to the surface wave session of this symposium was also a postdoctoral fellow at Bristol at this time.) Both Lothe and Hirth had come to Bristol to acquaint themselves with dislocation theory; their first joint paper on double-kink nucleation theory was followed by numerous joint efforts, including their now-classic book Theory of Dislocations. Clearly, their interaction jelled. As legend

  3. PREFACE: Festschrift to mark the sixtieth birthday of Professor Jens Lothe

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    Jøssang, Torstein; Barnett, David M.

    1992-01-01

    The collection of papers in this Festschrift represents the proceedings of a symposium held at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on November 25-26, 1991, marking the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Professor Jens Lothe. The symposium organizers attempted to invite contributors, either written, oral, or both, from a group of international scientists who have either collaborated with Jens in the past or whose work has had a significant impact in one of three areas in which Jens has focussed his own research interests, namely, statistical physics, elasticity and elastic waves, and the theory of dislocations in crystalline solids. The extent to which we have succeeded in obtaining a proper spectrum of contributors and contributions must be judged by the readers of this volume. It is rather rare in modern times to encounter a physicist such as Jens who has made seminal contributions in fields as diverse as the three included in this Festschrift. For this reason it is both historically interesting and instructive to follow the path that Jens Lothe's research career has taken him, since doing so clearly points out the international nature of the scientific endeavor and the fact that the search for scientific truth transcends national borders and governmental ideologies. Jens' postdoctoral studies at the University of Bristol in the late 1950s brought him in contact with an American postdoctoral student, John Hirth, who had worked on nucleation theory and condensation under the late Professor G M Pound at Carnegie-Mellon University. (Alex Maradudin, one of the contributors to the surface wave session of this symposium was also a postdoctoral fellow at Bristol at this time.) Both Lothe and Hirth had come to Bristol to acquaint themselves with dislocation theory; their first joint paper on double-kink nucleation theory was followed by numerous joint efforts, including their now-classic book Theory of Dislocations. Clearly, their interaction jelled. As legend

  4. Frequency, duration, and time devoted to elementary science instruction and the association with science achievement and science interest

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    Almarode, John Taylor

    Although the United States continues to lead in many STEM areas (i.e., research and design and productivity), the Science and Engineering Indicators (NSB, 2010) suggest that the country is experiencing an erosion of its STEM advantage, ultimately losing the edge in each of these areas. Looking at trends in K-12 science, the 2010 National Science Board report indicated that the United States' position among selected countries declined in fourth grade science (NSB, 2010). This trend raises concern about the lagging student interest in the natural sciences, and thus the fate of science achievement outcomes for students in the United States. The research questions addressed in this study were: What is the pattern of growth for first-time kindergartners in science achievement from the end of third grade to the end of eighth grade? Controlling for differences in student demographics, are gains that first-time kindergartners make in science achievement from the end of third grade to the end of eighth grade associated with the frequency, duration, and time devoted to science in the third grade? Controlling for differences in student demographics is the frequency, duration, and time devoted to science in the third grade associated with the students' interest in eighth grade science? A subset of the variables contained in the ECLS-K: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 data set and a subsample of the cohort of students in the ECLS-K data set. An unconditional growth model indicated that science achievement followed a non-linear pattern with significant individual variation in trajectories. In addition, students beginning with lower initial science achievement experience more rapid growth than those students beginning with higher initial science achievement. A conditional growth model suggested that the frequency of science in the third grade was a significant predictor of the achievement trajectory in science above and beyond demographic

  5. Implementation of spectral basis functions in BEM/FEM/GSM Domain Decomposition Methods devoted to scattering and radiation applications

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    Barka, André; Picard, Clément

    2008-03-01

    In this paper, we discuss several improvements of a substructuring Domain Decomposition Method (DDM) devoted to Electromagnetic computations, based on the Boundary Element Method (BEM) and the Finite Element Method (FEM). This computation procedure is applied to the analysis of antenna performance on board vehicles as well as Radar Cross Section (RCS). The benefits of the subdomain Computational Electromagnetic Method are mainly the ability to deal with collaborative studies involving several companies, and the reduction of the computation costs by one or more orders of magnitude, especially in the context of parametric studies. Furthermore, this paper proposes a Spectral Basis Function (SBF) defined on fictitious surfaces surrounding equipment, to deal with both the computation of antenna far field patterns and RCS in a multi-domain mode. By masking the complexity of the equipment (wires, thin surfaces, materials, supply network, weapons) the external domain of the vehicle can be closed so that the Combined Field Integral Equation (CFIE) can be used, which is better conditioned than the Electric Field Integral Equation (EFIE). This calculation procedure leads to a faster convergence when using iterative Multi Level Fast Multiple Algorithms (MLFMA). The accuracy and efficiency of this technique is assessed by performing the computation of the diffraction and radiation of several test-objects in a multi-domain way cross compared with reference integral equation results.

  6. Construction and in-situ characterisation of high-temperature fixed point cells devoted to industrial applications

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    Sadli, Mohamed; Bourson, Frédéric; Diril, Ahmet; Journeau, Christophe; Lowe, Dave; Parga, Clemente

    2014-08-01

    Among the activities of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) project HiTeMS one work package is devoted to the development and testing of industrial solutions for long-standing temperature measurement problems at the highest temperatures. LNE-Cnam, NPL, TUBITAK-UME have worked on the design of high temperature fixed points (HTFP) suitable for in-situ temperature monitoring to be implemented in the facilities of CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives). Several high temperature fixed point cells were constructed in these three national metrology institutes (NMIs) using a rugged version of cells based on the hybrid design of the laboratory HTFP developed and continuously improved at LNE-Cnam during the last years. The fixed points of interest were Co-C, Ru-C and Re-C corresponding to melting temperatures of 1324 °C, 1953 °C and 2474 °C respectively. The cells were characterised at the NMIs after their construction. Having proved robust enough, they were transported to CEA and tested in an induction furnace and cycled from room temperature to temperatures much above the melting temperatures (> +400 °C) with extremely high heating and cooling rates (up to 10 000 K/h). All the cells withstood the tests and the melting plateaus could be observed in all cases.

  7. SkinEthic Laboratories, a company devoted to develop and produce in vitro alternative methods to animal use.

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    de Brugerolle, Anne

    2007-01-01

    SkinEthic Laboratories is a France-based biotechnology company recognised as the world leader in tissue engineering. SkinEthic is devoted to develop and produce reliable and robust in vitro alternative methods to animal use in cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. SkinEthic models provide relevant tools for efficacy and safety screening tests in order to support an integrated decision-making during research and development phases. Some screening tests are referenced and validated as alternatives to animal use (Episkin), others are in the process of validation under ECVAM and OECD guidelines. SkinEthic laboratories provide a unique and joined experience of more than 20 years from Episkin SNC and SkinEthic SA. Their unique cell culture process allows in vitro reconstructed human tissues with well characterized histology, functionality and ultrastructure features to be mass produced. Our product line includes skin models: a reconstructed human epidermis with a collagen layer, Episkin, reconstructed human epidermis without or with melanocytes (with a tanning degree from phototype II to VI) and a reconstructed human epithelium, i.e. cornea, and other mucosa, i.e. oral, gingival, oesophageal and vaginal. Our philosophy is based on 3 main commitments: to support our customers by providing robust and reliable models, to ensure training and education in using validated protocols, allowing a large array of raw materials, active ingredients and finished products in solid, liquid, powder, cream or gel form to be screened, and, to provide a dedicated service to our partners.

  8. 42 CFR 22.1 - Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. 22.1 Section 22.1 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH... Hansen's Disease Duty by Personnel Other Than Commissioned Officers § 22.1 Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. (a) Non-commissioned...

  9. 42 CFR 22.1 - Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. 22.1 Section 22.1 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH... Hansen's Disease Duty by Personnel Other Than Commissioned Officers § 22.1 Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. (a) Non-commissioned...

  10. 42 CFR 22.1 - Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. 22.1 Section 22.1 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH... Hansen's Disease Duty by Personnel Other Than Commissioned Officers § 22.1 Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. (a) Non-commissioned...

  11. 42 CFR 22.1 - Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. 22.1 Section 22.1 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH... Hansen's Disease Duty by Personnel Other Than Commissioned Officers § 22.1 Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. (a) Non-commissioned...

  12. 42 CFR 22.1 - Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. 22.1 Section 22.1 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH... Hansen's Disease Duty by Personnel Other Than Commissioned Officers § 22.1 Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. (a) Non-commissioned...

  13. Govindjee, an institution, at his 80th (really 81st) birthday in Třeboň in October, 2013: a pictorial essay.

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    Prášil, Ondřej

    2014-10-01

    Govindjee (one name only), who himself is an institution, has been recognized and honored by many in the past for he is a true ambassador of "Photosynthesis Research" to the World. He has been called "Mr. Photosynthesis", and compared to the Great Wall of China. To us in Třeboň, he has been a great research collaborator in our understanding of chlorophyll a fluorescence in algae and in cyanobacteria, and more than that a friend of the Czech "Photosynthesis" group, from the time of Ivan Šetlík (1928-2009) and of Zdeněk Šesták (1932-2008). Govindjee's 80th (really 81st) birthday was celebrated by the Institute of Microbiology, Laboratory of Photosynthesis, by toasting him with an appropriate drink of a suspension of green algae grown at the institute itself. After my presentation, on October 23, 2013, of Govindjee's contributions to photosynthesis, and his intimate association with the photosynthetikers (in Jack Myers's words) of the Czech Republic, Govindjee gave us his story of how he began research in photosynthesis in the late 1950s. This was followed by a talk on October 25 by him on "Photosynthesis: Stories of the Past." Everyone enjoyed his animated talk-it was full of life and enjoyment. Here, I present a brief pictorial essay on Govindjee at his 80th (really 81st) birthday in Třeboň during October 23-25, 2013.

  14. Use of protective behavioral strategies and their association to 21st birthday alcohol consumption and related negative consequences: a between- and within-person evaluation.

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    Lewis, Melissa A; Patrick, Megan E; Lee, Christine M; Kaysen, Debra L; Mittman, Angela; Neighbors, Clayton

    2012-06-01

    The purpose of the present study was to examine between- and within-person relationships among protective behavioral strategies (PBS), alcohol consumption, and related negative consequences during the 21st birthday week. Participants for the present study included undergraduate college students (n = 1,028) who turned 21 during three academic quarters at a large public northwestern university in the United States. Students completed a Web-based survey that comprised measures of 21st birthday PBS, alcohol consumption, and alcohol-related negative consequences. Between-person findings indicated that participants who used more manner of drinking PBS and fewer serious harm reduction PBS consumed fewer drinks and reached lower BACs. Results also showed that participants who used a greater number of limiting/stopping PBS and who used more manner of drinking PBS experienced fewer negative consequences. Within-person findings demonstrated that on days when participants used more limiting/stopping PBS, fewer manner of drinking PBS, and more serious harm reduction PBS than average they also consumed more drinks and reached higher BACs. When examining negative consequences, within-person results showed that on days when participants used more limiting/stopping PBS, fewer manner of drinking PBS, and more serious harm reduction PBS than usual they experienced more negative consequences. Discussion focuses on clarification of the association between PBS and drinking and implications for preventive interventions.

  15. Stephen's Second Birthday

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    Brown, Catherine C.

    1977-01-01

    A mother relates the first 2 years of development and treatment of her son with cystic hygroma, a rare condition which affects the lymph glands and causes tumors in the neck, tongue, and in more serious cases, the lungs. (SBH)

  16. Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison!

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    Dalton, Edward A.

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the work and inventions of Thomas Edison and their use in making teachers and students aware of the importance of electrotechnology in their lives and in their futures. Enables students to learn about science, experimentation, research, the process of invention, and the thrill of discovery. Describes educational resources available from…

  17. Sharing a Birthday Cake

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    Switzer, J. Matt

    2016-01-01

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" outlines eight teaching practices for effective teaching and learning of mathematics (NCTM 2014). One of the teaching practices, "elicit and use evidence of student thinking," states, "Effective teaching of…

  18. [Coordination in case management practices in the context of integrated home care networks devoted to the frail elderly, a qualitative exploratory analysis].

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    Carrier, Sébastien

    2013-09-01

    The objective of this article is to understand coordination as it unfolds in case management practices in the context of integrated care networks devoted to frail elderly individuals. More specifically, we describe practical coordination processes. We conducted a qualitative exploratory study using an embedded case study design. Our study covers three health and social service centers in Québec. We noted that coordination produces convention in case management practices through a process of bringing together different types of compromise in home care situations where multidimensionality appears to be more or less important. We constructed four different types of compromise-producing convention with regard to coordination in case management practices: compromise at the interface, scheduling compromise, compromise of opportunity, and compromising change.

  19. The bright thread: the Bulletin's 75th anniversary.

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    Beatty, W K

    1998-01-01

    This chronological review of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association deals with the years 1911 through 1985. The Bulletin has had nineteen editors, from Marcia C. Noyes and John Ruhräh, M.D. (1911-26), through Susan Crawford, Ph.D. (1983-1986). This paper describes the Bulletin's gradual expansion in size and contents, the initiation of various departments and sections, and some of the pioneering articles. Major steps in expenses, income, and subscription price are given. Important changes in the format and the growth of the administrative and advisory structures are covered. Images PMID:9578946

  20. The bright thread: the Bulletin's 75th anniversary.

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    Beatty, W K

    1986-01-01

    This chronological review of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association deals with the years 1911 through 1985. The Bulletin has had nineteen editors, from Marcia C. Noyes and John Ruhräh, M.D. (1911-26), through Susan Crawford, Ph.D. (1983-1986). This paper describes the Bulletin's gradual expansion in size and contents, the initiation of various departments and sections, and some of the pioneering articles. Major steps in expenses, income, and subscription price are given. Important changes in the format and the growth of the administrative and advisory structures are covered. Images PMID:3527309

  1. Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and the 75th Anniversary of RQES

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    Hamill, Joseph; Haymes, Emily M.

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review the biomechanics and exercise physiology studies published in the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES) over the past 75 years. Studies in biomechanics, a relatively new subdiscipline that evolved from kinesiology, first appeared in the journal about 40 years ago. Exercise physiology studies have…

  2. Honoring the 90th birthday of Academician I M Khalatnikov (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 21 October 2009)

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    Kamenshchik, Aleksandr Yu; Pokrovsky, Valery L.; Khriplovich, Iosif B.

    2010-06-01

    21 October 2009, in the conference hall of the Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, a scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division was held honoring the 90th birthday of Academician I M Khalatnikov. The following talks were given at the session: (1) Andreev A F (Kapitza Institute of Physical Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) "Momentum deficit in quantum glasses" (2) Kamenshchik A Yu (Dipartimento di Fisica and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Bologna, Italy; Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, Moscow) "The problem of singularities and chaos in cosmology" (3) Pokrovsky V L (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, RAS, Moscow; Department of Physics, Texas A&M University, USA) "I M Khalatnikov's works on scattering of high-energy particles" (4) Khriplovich I B (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk) "Screening and antiscreening of charge in gauge theories." Brief versions of talks 2-4 are given below. • The problem of singularities and chaos in cosmology, A Yu Kamenshchik Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 3, Pages 301-309 • Above the barriers (I M Khalatnikov's works on the scattering of high-energy particles), V L Pokrovsky Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 3, Pages 309-314 • Screening and antiscreening of charge in gauge theories, I B Khriplovich Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 3, Pages 315-316

  3. Infrared image processing devoted to thermal non-contact characterization-Applications to Non-Destructive Evaluation, Microfluidics and 2D source term distribution for multispectral tomography

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    Batsale, Jean-Christophe; Pradere, Christophe

    2015-11-01

    The cost of IR cameras is more and more decreasing. Beyond the preliminary calibration step and the global instrumentation, the infrared image processing is then one of the key step for achieving in very broad domains. Generally the IR images are coming from the transient temperature field related to the emission of a black surface in response to an external or internal heating (active IR thermography). The first applications were devoted to the so called thermal Non-Destructive Evaluation methods by considering a thin sample and 1D transient heat diffusion through the sample (transverse diffusion). With simplified assumptions related to the transverse diffusion, the in-plane diffusion and transport phenomena can be also considered. A general equation can be applied in order to balance the heat transfer at the pixel scale or between groups of pixels in order to estimate several fields of thermophysical properties (heterogeneous field of in-plane diffusivity, flow distributions, source terms). There is a lot of possible strategies to process the space and time distributed big amount of data (previous integral transformation of the images, compression, elimination of the non useful areas...), generally based on the necessity to analyse the derivative versus space and time of the temperature field. Several illustrative examples related to the Non-Destructive Evaluation of heterogeneous solids, the thermal characterization of chemical reactions in microfluidic channels and the design of systems for multispectral tomography, will be presented.

  4. Ceremony 25th birthday Cern

    SciTech Connect

    2006-05-08

    Célébration du 25ème anniversaire du Cern (jour par jour) avec discours de L.Van Hove et J.B.Adams, des interludes musicals offerts par Mme Mey et ses collègues (au debut 1.mouvement du quatuor avec piano no 3 de L.van Beethoven) Les directeurs généraux procéderont à la remise du souvenir aux membres de personnel ayant 25 années de service dans l'organisation. Un témoignage de reconnaissance est auss fait à l'interprète Mme Zwerner

  5. 25th Birthday Cern- Amphi

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Cérémonie du 25ème anniversaire du Cern avec 2 orateurs: le Prof.Weisskopf parle de la signification et le rôle du Cern et le Prof.Casimir(?) fait un exposé sur les rélations entre la science pure et la science appliquée et la "big science" (science légère)

  6. 65th birthday Jack Steinberger

    SciTech Connect

    2007-12-04

    Laudatio pour Jack Steinberger né le 25 mai 1921, à l'occasion de son 65me anniversaire et sa retraite officielle, pour sa précieuse collaboration au Cern. Néanmoins son principal activité continuera comme avant dans sa recherche au Cern. Plusieurs orateurs prennent la parole (p.ex. E.Picasso) pour le féliciter et lui rendre hommage

  7. 25th Birthday Cern- Restaurant

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Cérémonie du 25ème anniversaire du Cern avec plusieurs orateurs et la présence de nombreux autorités cantonales et communales genevoises et personnalités, directeurs généraux, ministres, chercheurs.... Le conseiller féderal et chef du département des affaires étrangères de la confédération Monsieur Pierre Aubert prend la parole pour célébrer à la fois les résultats très remarquables de la coopération internationale en matière scientifique, mais aussi la volonté politique des états européens de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour faire oeuvre d'avenir. Un grand hommage est aussi donné aux deux directeurs disparus, les prof.Bakker et Gregory.

  8. The Birthday of Organic Chemistry.

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    Benfey, Otto Theodor; Kaufman, George B.

    1979-01-01

    Describes how the synthesis of urea, 150 years ago, was a major factor in breaking the artificial barrier that existed between organic and inorganic chemistry, and this contributed to the rapid growth of organic chemistry. (GA)

  9. 65th birthday Jack Steinberger

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Laudatio pour Jack Steinberger né le 25 mai 1921, à l'occasion de son 65me anniversaire et sa retraite officielle, pour sa précieuse collaboration au Cern. Néanmoins son principal activité continuera comme avant dans sa recherche au Cern. Plusieurs orateurs prennent la parole (p.ex. E.Picasso) pour le féliciter et lui rendre hommage

  10. 25th Birthday Cern- Restaurant

    SciTech Connect

    2006-05-05

    Cérémonie du 25ème anniversaire du Cern avec plusieurs orateurs et la présence de nombreux autorités cantonales et communales genevoises et personnalités, directeurs généraux, ministres, chercheurs.... Le conseiller féderal et chef du département des affaires étrangères de la confédération Monsieur Pierre Aubert prend la parole pour célébrer à la fois les résultats très remarquables de la coopération internationale en matière scientifique, mais aussi la volonté politique des états européens de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour faire oeuvre d'avenir. Un grand hommage est aussi donné aux deux directeurs disparus, les prof.Bakker et Gregory.

  11. Birthday Effects and Preschool Attendance

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    Huang, Francis L.; Invernizzi, Marcia A.

    2013-01-01

    Young-for-grade students have been shown to receive lower grades and have a higher likelihood of retention compared to their oldest peers upon kindergarten entry. Our study of 1474 economically disadvantaged first-time kindergarteners investigates if preschool attendance may ameliorate some of the risks potentially associated with being…

  12. Ceremony 25th birthday Cern

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Célébration du 25ème anniversaire du Cern (jour par jour) avec discours de L.Van Hove et J.B.Adams, des interludes musicals offerts par Mme Mey et ses collègues (au debut 1.mouvement du quatuor avec piano no 3 de L.van Beethoven) Les directeurs généraux procéderont à la remise du souvenir aux membres de personnel ayant 25 années de service dans l'organisation. Un témoignage de reconnaissance est auss fait à l'interprète Mme Zwerner

  13. Torleif Ericson 60th Birthday

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Plusieurs discours à l'occasion du 60me anniversaire de Torleif Ericson, physicien né à Lund (Suède), et remerciements pour son travail et son effort de relier la physique des particules à la physique nucléaire. A la fin de la cérémonie un document scientifique de 400 pages "die Festschrift" lui est remis comme cadeau d'anniversaire avec un grand nombre de contributions d'amis etc...

  14. 90-letnij yubilej osnovatelya IAI Petra Grigor'evicha Kulikovskogo %t The founder of "Studies in the history of astronomy" Dr. P. G. Kulikovsky: to his 90th birthday

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    Eremeeva, A. I.; Laerova, N. B.; Samus', N. N.

    On June 13, 2000, Moscow astronomers congratulated personally P. G. Kulikovsky, the renowned Russian astronomer and teacher of astronomy on his birthday. Born in Kiev in a family with noble Polish and French roots, he graduated from Moscow University in 1938 and worked at Sternberg Astronomical Institute and the Department of Astronomy of Moscow University. His main scientific interests are Galactic astronomy and history of astronomy. Kulikovsky was one of the pioneers of astronomical electrophotometry in the Soviet Union. He was most active in studies of variable stars, investigated connections of their statistical properties with those of the corresponding stars systems. Being a brilliant teacher, he lectured successfully on astronomical subjects in Moscow University. Friends also know him as a talented musician and composer, an author of many piano plays. Kulikovsky has done very much as an organizer of Soviet systematic researches on the history of astronomy. He is the author of many papers on the subject, the founder of the corresponding commission of the USSR Astronomical Council. Kulikovsky was an active member of the IAU, he served as President of the IAU Commission 41 (History of Astronomy) in 1958 - 1964.

  15. Horst Aspöck, encyclopedist and entomologist extraordinaire - a personal appreciation.

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    Ohl, Michael

    2016-01-01

    The paper provides an overview of the life and work of Prof. Dr. Horst Aspöck, the doyen of neuropterology, on the occasion of his 75(th) birthday. It particularly emphasizes his outstanding contributions to the development of neuropterology since the 1960s.

  16. Horst Aspöck, encyclopedist and entomologist extraordinaire – a personal appreciation

    PubMed Central

    Ohl, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The paper provides an overview of the life and work of Prof. Dr. Horst Aspöck, the doyen of neuropterology, on the occasion of his 75th birthday. It particularly emphasizes his outstanding contributions to the development of neuropterology since the 1960s. PMID:26884700

  17. News Teaching Support: New schools network launched Competition: Observatory throws open doors to a select few Festival: Granada to host 10th Ciencia en Acción Centenary: Science Museum celebrates 100 years Award: Queen's birthday honour for science communicator Teacher Training: Training goes where it's needed Conference: Physics gets creative in Christchurch Conference: Conference is packed with ideas Poster Campaign: Bus passengers learn about universe Forthcoming events

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2009-09-01

    Teaching Support: New schools network launched Competition: Observatory throws open doors to a select few Festival: Granada to host 10th Ciencia en Acción Centenary: Science Museum celebrates 100 years Award: Queen's birthday honour for science communicator Teacher Training: Training goes where it's needed Conference: Physics gets creative in Christchurch Conference: Conference is packed with ideas Poster Campaign: Bus passengers learn about universe Forthcoming events

  18. A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD

    2013-11-12

    11/12/2013 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7964; text as passed Senate: CR S7962) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  19. 75 FR 50843 - 75th Anniversary of the Social Security Act

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    2010-08-18

    ... Great Depression. Unemployment neared 20 percent, and millions of Americans struggled to provide for... most vulnerable citizens, giving elderly Americans income security and bringing us closer to President... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR...

  20. A resolution congratulating the Soil Science Society of America on its 75th anniversary.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS

    2011-06-30

    06/30/2011 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4304-4305; text as passed Senate: CR S4304-4305; text of measure as introduced: CR S4298) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. A resolution commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Air Force Weather.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Johanns, Mike [R-NE

    2012-08-02

    08/02/2012 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6012-6013; text as passed Senate: CR S6012; text of measure as introduced: CR S5992) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  2. A resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the opening of the National Gallery of Art.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM

    2016-07-12

    09/29/2016 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. A concurrent resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the dedication of Shenandoah National Park.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Webb, Jim [D-VA

    2011-06-23

    06/23/2011 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4104) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  4. A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the dedication of Shenandoah National Park.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Webb, Jim [D-VA

    2011-09-08

    09/08/2011 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR: S5465; text as passed Senate: CR S5465; text of measure as introduced: CR S5463) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  5. Report of the 75th National Conference on Weights and Measurements

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    Tholen, Albert D.; Brickenkamp, Carroll S.; Turner, Ann H.

    1990-09-01

    The report of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) is presented. The theme of the meeting was 'Progress Through Consensus Among Consumers, Regulators, and Industry.' The following subject areas were covered: progress made by NCWM in the past year; a history of the founding of the National Bureau of Standards and th NCWM; standards for equipment and sales practices in the area of cash/credit pricing of retail motor fuel and compressed gas cylinders; training program development; and standards for moisture loss.

  6. Celebrating the Smithsonian's Birthday. 150 Years.

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    Art to Zoo: Teaching with the Power of Objects, 1996

    1996-01-01

    The objects collected and displayed by museums may be connected with famous people, made by exceptional artists, natural specimens, or simple ordinary things that show what everyday life was like for most people. All these objects offer unique ways to learn about life in the United States and the world. In 1996 the Smithsonian Institution…

  7. [Jakob Klaesi on his 120th birthday].

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    Haenel, T

    2003-05-01

    Jakob Klaesi was born on the 29th May 1883 in Glarus Canton (Switzerland) and was assistant and later head physician at the Psychiatric University Hospital in Zurich, directed by Eugen Bleuler. Klaesi directed the new Psychiatric Outpatient Department in Basel from 1923 to 1926 and later founded the Schloss Kronau private clinic in the Zurich Canton. In 1933 he became director of the Psychiatric University Hospital in Bern. His attitude toward somatic treatment methods was skeptical, although about 1920 he founded a psychiatric sleep cure with Somnifen. Klaesi was primarily a psychotherapist and interested in the psychodynamics of his patients. With his great empathy, he was able to understand especially well their expressive behaviour. This capacity for empathy and his philosophic orientation enabled him to develop a phenomenological analysis of expression. He died on the 17th August 1980. Differences and parallels to the thinking of Alfred Adler and Karl Jaspers are discussed.

  8. Spectral methods in quantum field theory and quantum cosmology

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    Esposito, Giampiero; Fucci, Guglielmo; Kamenshchik, Alexander Yu; Kirsten, Klaus

    2012-09-01

    We review the application of the spectral zeta function to the one-loop properties of quantum field theories on manifolds with boundary, with emphasis on Euclidean quantum gravity and quantum cosmology. As was shown in the literature some time ago, the only boundary conditions that are completely invariant under infinitesimal diffeomorphisms on metric perturbations suffer from a drawback, i.e. lack of strong ellipticity of the resulting boundary-value problem. Nevertheless, at least on the Euclidean 4-ball background, it remains possible to evaluate the ζ(0) value, which describes in this case a universe which, in the limit of small 3-geometry, has vanishing probability of approaching the cosmological singularity. An assessment of this result is performed here, discussing its physical and mathematical implications. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker’s 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

  9. Another mass gap in the BTZ geometry?

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    Stotyn, Sean; Mann, Robert B.

    2012-09-01

    We attempt the construction of perturbative rotating hairy black holes and boson stars, invariant under a single helical Killing field, in (2 + 1) dimensions to complete the perturbative analysis in arbitrary odd dimension recently put forth in Stotyn et al (2012 Phys. Rev. D 85 044036). Unlike the higher dimensional cases, we find evidence for the non-existence of hairy black holes in (2 + 1) dimensions in the perturbative regime, which is interpreted as another mass gap, within which the black holes cannot have hair. The boson star solutions face a similar impediment in the background of a conical singularity with a sufficiently high angular deficit, most notably in the zero-mass BTZ background where boson stars cannot exist at all. We construct such boson stars in the AdS3 background as well as in the background of conical singularities of periodicities \\pi ,\\frac{2\\pi }{3},\\frac{\\pi }{2}. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker’s 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

  10. Zero modes, gauge fixing, monodromies, ζ-functions and all that

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    Barvinsky, A. O.; Nesterov, D. V.

    2012-09-01

    We discuss various issues associated with the calculation of the reduced functional determinant of a special second-order differential operator \\boldsymbol{F}=-d^2/d\\tau ^2+\\ddot{g}/g, \\ddot{g}\\equiv d^2g/d\\tau ^2 with a generic function g(τ), subject to periodic and Dirichlet boundary conditions. These issues include the gauge-fixed path integral representation of this determinant, the monodromy method of its calculation and the combination of the heat kernel and zeta-function technique for the derivation of its period dependence. Motivations for this particular problem, coming from applications in quantum cosmology, are also briefly discussed. They include the problem of microcanonical initial conditions in cosmology driven by a conformal field theory, cosmological constant and cosmic microwave background problems. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

  11. 20 years of beauty physics and 50 years of search for discoveries

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    Sanda, A. I.

    1998-02-10

    I was fortunate enough to live through--as a physicist--the period during which beauty physics was born. In this talk, I review the material presented at this conference with a historical prospective. As this is also the 75th birthday celebration of Professor Leon Lederman, I will summarize what I have learned about his lifelong chase after discoveries, and interject some of my own encounters.

  12. 20 years of beauty physics and 50 years of search for discoveries

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    Sanda, A. I.

    1998-02-01

    I was fortunate enough to live through-as a physicist-the period during which beauty physics was born. In this talk, I review the material presented at this conference with a historical prospective. As this is also the 75th birthday celebration of Professor Leon Lederman, I will summarize what I have learned about his lifelong chase after discoveries, and interject some of my own encounters.

  13. [Ol'ha Petrivna Chepinoha--a founder of investigations of nucleic acids in biochemistry in Ukraine. To the 100th anniversary of birthday, 1.07.1907--27.04.1983].

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    Vynohradova, R P

    2008-01-01

    Olga Petrivna Chepinoga, doctor of science (biology), senior scientific worker, was born on July 1, 1907, in Kyiv. She graduated from the 1st Kyiv Medical Institute (1927-1931). In 1931-1935 she worked at various medical institutions of Ukraine. In 1935 O. P. Chepinoga was employed by the Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukr.SSR as a laborant, then as an assistant, junior and senior scientific worker. In 1940 O. P. Chepinoga defended a thesis for a Candidate's degree, and from 1941 she was given a rank of the senior scientific worker. During the Great Patriotic War she served in the armed forces of the Soviet Army (1941-1945) as a medical officer in the rank of captain. In 1944-1963 she worked at the Instutute of Biochemistry of the AS of the Ukr.SSR as a senior scientific worker, and in 1963-1965 headed the Laboratory of Nucleic Acids. In 1952 O. P. Chepinoga defended a thesis for Doctor's degree in biology On Biologic Role of Nucleic Acids. Investigations of O. P. Chepinoga were first devoted to oxidation processes in muscles in various physiologic conditions, physico-chemical properties of myosin and its ATPase activity. Since 1948 her scientific interests had been concentrating on studying the biologic role and metabolism of nucleic acids, their transformation in the organism in norm and in pathological states. She was the first to find that various proteins interacted with DNA molecule. The highest activity of DNAse and RNAse was revealed in the organs which permanently synthesize proteins (liver, spleen, pancreas). Under quantitative undifferentiated growth of malignant tumors (Brown-Pierse carcinoma and Crocker sarcoma) the great part belongs to the process of DNA disintegrations; DNAse activity increases considerably in the animal and human blood that is not observed at other somatic diseases and is of great diagnostic value. Considerable shifts in DNAse activity at various pathologies were not found. The enrichment of

  14. [Ol'ha Petrivna Chepinoha--a founder of investigations of nucleic acids in biochemistry in Ukraine. To the 100th anniversary of birthday, 1.07.1907--27.04.1983].

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    Vynohradova, R P

    2008-01-01

    Olga Petrivna Chepinoga, doctor of science (biology), senior scientific worker, was born on July 1, 1907, in Kyiv. She graduated from the 1st Kyiv Medical Institute (1927-1931). In 1931-1935 she worked at various medical institutions of Ukraine. In 1935 O. P. Chepinoga was employed by the Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukr.SSR as a laborant, then as an assistant, junior and senior scientific worker. In 1940 O. P. Chepinoga defended a thesis for a Candidate's degree, and from 1941 she was given a rank of the senior scientific worker. During the Great Patriotic War she served in the armed forces of the Soviet Army (1941-1945) as a medical officer in the rank of captain. In 1944-1963 she worked at the Instutute of Biochemistry of the AS of the Ukr.SSR as a senior scientific worker, and in 1963-1965 headed the Laboratory of Nucleic Acids. In 1952 O. P. Chepinoga defended a thesis for Doctor's degree in biology On Biologic Role of Nucleic Acids. Investigations of O. P. Chepinoga were first devoted to oxidation processes in muscles in various physiologic conditions, physico-chemical properties of myosin and its ATPase activity. Since 1948 her scientific interests had been concentrating on studying the biologic role and metabolism of nucleic acids, their transformation in the organism in norm and in pathological states. She was the first to find that various proteins interacted with DNA molecule. The highest activity of DNAse and RNAse was revealed in the organs which permanently synthesize proteins (liver, spleen, pancreas). Under quantitative undifferentiated growth of malignant tumors (Brown-Pierse carcinoma and Crocker sarcoma) the great part belongs to the process of DNA disintegrations; DNAse activity increases considerably in the animal and human blood that is not observed at other somatic diseases and is of great diagnostic value. Considerable shifts in DNAse activity at various pathologies were not found. The enrichment of

  15. Cross sections for {sup 68}Ge production in natural- and enriched-germanium targets irradiated with protons of energy 100 MeV and background in experiments devoted to searches for the 2{beta}0{nu} decay of {sup 76}Ge

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    Barabanov, I. R. Bezrukov, L. B.; Kianovsky, S. V.; Kornoukhov, V. N.

    2010-11-15

    The rate of {sup 68}Ge production at sea level under the effect of the nuclear component of cosmic rays is calculated. The calculation is based on the experimental values of the cross sections for {sup 68}Ge production in natural- and enriched-germanium targets (enrichment in {sup 76}Ge) irradiated with high-energy protons. The background from the decays of {sup 68}Ge can be a serious problem in new-generation experiments devoted to searches for the 2{beta}0{nu} decay of {sup 76}Ge.

  16. Scoring and Testing Procedures Devoted to Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment

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    Albarello, Dario; D'Amico, Vera

    2015-03-01

    This review addresses long-term (tens of years) seismic ground-motion forecasting (seismic hazard assessment) in the presence of alternative computational models (the so-called epistemic uncertainty affecting hazard estimates). We review the different approaches that have been proposed to manage epistemic uncertainty in the context of probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA). Ex- ante procedures (based on the combination of expert judgments about inherent characteristics of the PSHA model) and ex- post approaches (based on empirical comparison of model outcomes and observations) should not be considered as mutually exclusive alternatives but can be combined in a coherent Bayesian view. Therefore, we propose a procedure that allows a better exploitation of available PSHA models to obtain comprehensive estimates, which account for both epistemic and aleatory uncertainty. We also discuss the respective roles of empirical ex-post scoring and testing of alternative models concurring in the development of comprehensive hazard maps. In order to show how the proposed procedure may work, we also present a tentative application to the Italian area. In particular, four PSHA models are evaluated ex-post against macroseismic effects actually observed in a large set of Italian municipalities during the time span 1957-2006. This analysis shows that, when the whole Italian area is considered, all the models provide estimates that do not agree with the observations. However, two of them provide results that are compatible with observations, when a subregion of Italy (Apulia Region) is considered. By focusing on this area, we computed a comprehensive hazard curve for a single locality in order to show the feasibility of the proposed procedure.

  17. A decade devoted to improving online health information quality.

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    Boyer, Celia; Geissbuhler, Antoine

    2005-01-01

    Created in 1995 in response to consumer enthusiasm for the World Wide Web, Health On the Net FoundationHealth On the Net Foundation: http://www.healthonnet.org/ has developed solutions to address the problem of potentially dangerous online health and medical information. Then as now, no international legal framework regulated online content, and consumers needed to be given the means to check the reliability and the relevance of health information [[1

  18. Studying Ordinary Events in a Field Devoted to the Extraordinary

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    Coleman, Laurence J.

    2014-01-01

    Although a general understanding of the phenomenon of giftedness is evident in the literature, missing is a body of information on the thoughts and actions of gifted persons in those situations that we suspect influence the emergence of extraordinary accomplishment. In this article I propose a change in direction for the study of the advanced…

  19. A Christian College Devotes a Chapel to Many Faiths

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    Supiano, Becky

    2009-01-01

    Chapman University had a perfectly good chapel, but officials wanted a new one. What they came up with shares more with a Frank Lloyd Wright house than with a typical church. Though Chapman is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, a mainline Protestant denomination, college leaders wanted a place of worship free of the trappings of…

  20. Special issue devoted to the ESSDERC'07 conference

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    Schmitz, Jurriaan; Thewes, Roland

    2008-09-01

    This special issue of Solid-State Electronics is dedicated to topics discussed during the 37th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC) held in Munich in September 2007. It comprises seven plenary and invited papers written by eminent experts as well as 23 full-length contributed papers especially selected from a large number of ESSDERC'07 manuscripts.

  1. Laudatio for E. C. G. SUDARSHAN On his 75th Birth Day. Jaca, (HU), Spain, September 18, 2006

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    Boya, L. J.

    2007-11-01

    The scientific career of E. C. G. Sudarshan is reported, with some biographical notes to frame the results. His research and teaching achievements span more than fifty years, and he has been Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin since 1969, where he is still quite active and taking up students. Symmetry, in its multiple aspects, is perhaps the feature more persistent in his whole work; also the complex relations between classical and quantum realities permeates most of his mature- period papers.

  2. [Dr. Piotr Borsukiewicz--one of the pleiad of physicians in Lublin (the 75th anniversary of his death)].

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    Staszyc, J

    1992-01-01

    Seventy years have passed since the death of dr Piotr Borsukiewicz. He spent 9 out of his 22 years of work in Lublin (1909-1918) being the head of the paediatric hospital (1911-1918), the member of the Lublin Medical Society, the president and vice president of some other public service organizations and inscribed himself in letters of gold in the history of medicine and people of Lublin. He worked and lived in the difficult years of two wars (1904-1905 and 1914-1918), the rapid development of medical sciences and the separation of medical specialties. His diligence, loyalty to the Hippocratic code and the instructions of dr W. Biegański as well as to the patriotic dictates resulted in the union of the meaning of his own existence with the deep belief in man and the favourite work as a physician. Helping the poor and those in need he contracted spotted fever but belittled his complaints and died on April 12, 1918 in Lublin. He left us the special patterns of the ideal medical care which are still alive today, so non omnis moriar. PMID:1365791

  3. Casimir effect for parallel metallic plates in cosmic string spacetime

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    Bezerra de Mello, E. R.; Saharian, A. A.; Grigoryan, A. Kh

    2012-09-01

    We evaluate the renormalized vacuum expectation values (VEVs) of electric and magnetic field squared and the energy-momentum tensor for the electromagnetic field in the geometry of two parallel conducting plates on the background of cosmic string spacetime. On the basis of these results, the Casimir-Polder force acting on a polarizable particle and the Casimir forces acting on the plates are investigated. The VEVs are decomposed into the pure string and plate-induced parts. The VEV of the electric field squared is negative for points with the radial distance to the string smaller than the distance to the plates, and positive for the opposite situation. On the other hand, the VEV for the magnetic field squared is negative everywhere. The boundary-induced part in the VEV of the energy-momentum tensor is different from zero in the region between the plates only. Moreover, this part only depends on the distance from the string. The boundary-induced part in the vacuum energy density is positive for points with a distance to the string smaller than the distance to the plates and negative in the opposite situation. The Casimir stresses on the plates depend non-monotonically on the distance from the string. We show that the Casimir forces acting on the plates are always attractive. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

  4. Thermal Yang-Mills theory in the Einstein universe

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    Avramidi, Ivan G.; Collopy, Samuel

    2012-09-01

    We study the stability of a non-Abelian chromomagnetic vacuum in Yang-Mills theory in Euclidean Einstein universe S1 × S3. We assume that the gauge group is a simple compact group G containing the group SU(2) as a subgroup and consider static covariantly constant gauge fields on S3 taking values in the adjoint representation of the group G and forming a representation of the group SU(2). We compute the heat kernel for the Laplacian acting on fields on S3 in an arbitrary representation of SU(2) and use this result to compute the heat kernels for the gluon and the ghost operators and the one-loop effective action. We show that the only configuration of the covariantly constant Yang-Mills background that is stable is the one that contains only spinor (fundamental) representations of the group SU(2); all other configurations contain negative modes and are unstable. For the stable configuration we compute the asymptotics of the effective action, the energy density, the entropy and the heat capacity in the limits of low/high temperature and small/large volume and show that the energy density has a non-trivial minimum at a finite value of the radius of the sphere S3. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker’s 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

  5. Stress-energy tensor correlators in N-dimensional hot flat spaces via the generalized zeta-function method

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    Cho, H. T.; Hu, B. L.

    2012-09-01

    We calculate the expectation values of the stress-energy bitensor defined at two different spacetime points x, x‧ of a massless, minimally coupled scalar field with respect to a quantum state at finite temperature T in a flat N-dimensional spacetime by means of the generalized zeta-function method. These correlators, also known as the noise kernels, give the fluctuations of energy and momentum density of a quantum field which are essential for the investigation of the physical effects of negative energy density in certain spacetimes or quantum states. They also act as the sources of the Einstein-Langevin equations in stochastic gravity which one can solve for the dynamics of metric fluctuations as in spacetime foams. In terms of constitutions these correlators are one rung above (in the sense of the correlation—BBGKY or Schwinger-Dyson—hierarchies) the mean (vacuum and thermal expectation) values of the stress-energy tensor which drive the semiclassical Einstein equation in semiclassical gravity. The low- and the high-temperature expansions of these correlators are also given here: at low temperatures, the leading order temperature dependence goes like TN while at high temperatures they have a T2 dependence with the subleading terms exponentially suppressed by e-T. We also discuss the singular behavior of the correlators in the x‧ → x coincident limit as was done before for massless conformal quantum fields. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker’s 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

  6. About David Ruelle, After His 80th Birthday

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    Gallavotti, Giovanni

    2016-05-01

    This is, with minor modifications, a text read at the 114th Statistical Mechanics meeting, in honor of D. Ruelle and Y. Sinai, at Rutgers, Dec. 13-15, 2015. It does not attempt to analyze, or not even just quote, all works of David Ruelle; I discuss, as usual in such occasions, a few among his works with which I have most familiarity and which were a source of inspiration for me.

  7. Mexican Birthdays: Independence and Revolution, 1810 and 1910

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    Gutierrez, Jose Angel

    2010-01-01

    The latter decades of the eighteenth century and first decades of the nineteenth century were full or revolutions and births of new nations, particularly in the Americas. The period has been termed the Age of Revolution. In 2010, Mexico celebrated along with several other countries the two hundred-year celebration of their movement toward…

  8. History of aldosterone on its 50th birthday.

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    Fiore, Cristina; Calò, Lorenzo A; Colombo, Lorenzo; Grimm, Clarence E; Armanini, Decio

    2006-01-01

    The paper describes the impact of mineralocorticoid substances on water regulation from Theophrastus (IV century B.C.) to Thomas Addison (1849). It also opens to the missed discovery of aldosterone of I.A. Macchi. PMID:16874725

  9. "Happy Birthday, Mr. President!" New Books for Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial

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    Young, Terrell A.; Ward, Barbara A.; Day, Deanna

    2009-01-01

    Stories about Abraham Lincoln have captivated children for generations. The Lincoln story has taken on almost mythic proportions, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction or exaggeration. Young readers never tire of talking about Lincoln's early days--from his birth in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky to his childhood in…

  10. The Birthday Cake: Balancing Responsibilities to Children and Families

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    Feeney, Stephanie; Freeman, Nancy K.

    2012-01-01

    This month's Focus on Ethics asks readers to consider a situation involving a program director's efforts to provide children with a healthy diet in response to growing concerns about childhood obesity. The situation discussed here arose when a mother who was new to a childhood program, and who had a limited mastery of English, brought in a…

  11. Field Marks of a Celebration: Roger Tory Peterson's Centennial Birthday

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    Dunlap, J.; Robbins, C.S.

    2008-01-01

    A red letter day in my life was April 27, 1934, the day I first met Roger. A birding friend, Elisha Atkins, had invited Clinton Reynolds and me to dinner to meet a famous ornithologist. We would all be going on a field trip to Newburyport on the Massachusetts coast the next day. The dinner conversation revolved about a new field guide that Mr. Peterson had just completed and that would be available in a few days. I couldn?t wait to see it! I had been birding since 1930, keying out live birds with Chapman?s Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America (1912) and Hoffman?s Guide to the Birds of New England and Eastern New York (1904). Both books had extensive keys based on color, size, bill shape and season, and pictures of heads or feet of some species. Positive bird identification was a long and tedious process. The field trip the next day with Roger was memorable, not for finding any rare or unusual birds, but for learning how to identify birds to species at a single good glance. I recall asking Roger if he could find a ring-billed gull among a group of gulls resting on a roof beside the Merrimac River. He immediately said, ?No there aren?t any ring-bills there; they would be immediately apparent by their slimmer shape.? There was no need to check the foot color on each bird. While it is easy to say that Roger revolutionized field guides, I truly believe there are few people worldwide under the age of 90 who can really appreciate the difference between the old way of keying out birds and the instant recognition promoted by the Peterson system. Today we take for granted that amateurs can identify birds accurately. Monitoring bird populations by Breeding Bird Surveys, atlas studies, Breeding Bird Censuses, migration banding, and many other studies relies on it. None of these would be possible if we were still keying out live birds using books designed to identify dead birds in the hand.

  12. On the 100th Birthday of Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov

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    Dianov, E. M.; Konov, V. I.; Krokhin, O. N.; Osiko, V. V.; Pashinin, P. P.; Shcherbakov, I. A.

    2016-07-01

    Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov was a Russian physicist, academician, one of the originators of quantum electronics, laser physics and laser technologies, winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics 'for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser - laser principle' (shared with N.G. Basov and Ch.H. Townes), Lenin Prize and State Prize winner and twice Hero of Socialist Labour.

  13. Special Section: Happy Birthday to MELVYL (Part 3).

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    Lynch, Clifford A.; West, Richard

    1992-01-01

    The first of two articles on MELVYL, the University of California's online library system, discusses the next generation of public access information retrieval systems for research libraries based on lessons learned from 10 years of MELVYL. The second article considers MELVYL in the larger context of the University of California's information…

  14. Celebrating the Constitution's 200th Birthday in Elementary School.

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    Burger, Warren E.

    1987-01-01

    The former Chief Justice of the United States, Warren Burger, discusses his elementary school experience with a substitute teacher who taught the elements of government in her classroom. Includes discussion of programing on the bicentennial celebration of the Constitution. (MD)

  15. On the 100th Birthday of Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov

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    Dianov, E. M.; Konov, V. I.; Krokhin, O. N.; Osiko, V. V.; Pashinin, P. P.; Shcherbakov, I. A.

    2016-07-01

    Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov was a Russian physicist, academician, one of the originators of quantum electronics, laser physics and laser technologies, winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics 'for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser – laser principle' (shared with N.G. Basov and Ch.H. Townes), Lenin Prize and State Prize winner and twice Hero of Socialist Labour.

  16. The Earth's Birthday Story: Creation Myths in Children's Books.

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    Leach, Alexandra N.

    2001-01-01

    Examines the genre of "Myth" in children's books. Discusses 38 titles focusing on mythology in children's books. Considers myths in Africa and Ancient Egypt, Asia and the Pacific, Canada and the United States, and Spanish-speaking America. Discusses story collections from around the world, original creation stories, and Genesis, the Biblical…

  17. Birthday Cake Activity Structured Arrangement for Helping Children Determining Quantities

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    Mariana, Neni

    2010-01-01

    Few researches have been concerned about relation between children's spatial thinking and number sense. Narrowing for this small research, we focused on one component of spatial thinking, that is structuring objects, and one component of number senses, that is cardinality by determining quantities. This study focused on a design research that was…

  18. FOREWORD: The 70th birthday of Professor Stig Stenholm The 70th birthday of Professor Stig Stenholm

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    Suominen, Kalle-Antti

    2010-09-01

    It is not easy to assess, or even to describe correctly a long and distinguished career that started about the time when I was born. In 1964 Stig Stenholm got both an engineering degree at the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), and an MSc degree (in Mathematics) at the University of Helsinki. The two degrees demonstrate Stig's ability to understand both complex mathematics and experimental physics. Statistical physics or rather, quantum liquids, was the field in which Stig got his DPhil at Oxford in 1967, under the guidance of Dirk ter Haar. It is interesting that together they worked on studying fermions in a bosonic background [1]; at the time this meant, of course, 3He atoms as impurities in 4He liquid, but nowadays one would immediately connect such systems to the physics of cold atomic gases. The postdoctoral period in 1967-1968 at Yale University brought Stig in contact with Willis Lamb and laser physics [2]. Back in Finland, Stig's career in the 1970s was dominated by theoretical studies of gas lasers, especially pressure and collision effects on spectral lines and saturation spectroscopy, together with his first PhD student, Rainer Salomaa. A professorship at the University of Helsinki came in 1974, and in 1980 an important era started as Stig became the scientific director of the Research Institute for Theoretical Physics (TFT). At that time he also developed the semiclassical theory of laser cooling especially with Juha Javanainen. The laser spectroscopy work led to a textbook in 1984 [3], and the semiclassical laser cooling theory was summarized in a review article in 1986 [4]. These were not, of course, his only interests, as he also worked on free-electron lasers, ring-laser gyroscopes, multiphoton processes and quantum amplifiers. In an article written in 1990 in honour of Olli Lounasmaa [5], the founder of the famous Low Temperature Laboratory at HUT, Stig mentions that one of his most memorable achievements was acting as a bridge between the Western and Soviet laser cooling communities. In neutral Finland, accessible to both parties, he organized informal workshops that crucially sped the development of laser cooling. The importance of these meetings is highlighted in Bill Phillips' Nobel lecture in 1997 [6]. However, as the emphasis in laser cooling moved from a semiclassical description to quantum theory, Stig started to look for new avenues of research. My contact with Stig came when I went to see him for an MSc thesis topic. This involved polarization spectroscopy and modelling of an experiment performed by the laser spectroscopy group (Birger Ståhlberg) at the University of Helsinki. Without knowing anything about quantum optics I then found myself immediately in one of the Finnish-Soviet workshops on quantum electronics in the small town of Porvoo slightly east of Helsinki. There I met people like Juha Javanainen, Peter Knight, Axel Schenzle and Vladimir Chebotayev, and my own career in quantum optics began, working on the mathematics of the Landau-Zener model and how to apply it and other such models in molecular excitation by femtosecond pulses for my PhD thesis. This work was done together with Barry Garraway, who was a postdoc in Helsinki in the early 1990s. The Finnish-Soviet meetings continued for a while, and in 1990 we even got to travel to Novosibirsk (and back, too). During its existence (1964-1996), the Research Institute of Theoretical Physics (TFT) had a tremendous impact on physics in Finland. Short and long stays by visitors provided a unique and high-level environment for local researchers, the research fields covered a wide range of physics, and for many Finns returning from abroad it provided a place to stay until something more permanent turned up. Thus many researchers who later became professors had, at some point in their career, a connection with TFT. As a director Stig was very broad-minded and without this the happy atmosphere of TFT could not have existed. In the 1980s young researchers such as Marc-Andre Dupertuis and Steve Barnett worked with Stig at TFT, and in th

  19. Correlation functions of the integrable spin-s chain

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    Ribeiro, G. A. P.; Klümper, A.

    2016-06-01

    We study the correlation functions of su(2) invariant spin-s chains in the thermodynamic limit. We derive nonlinear integral equations for an auxiliary correlation function ω for any spin s and finite temperature T. For the spin-3/2 chain for arbitrary temperature and zero magnetic field we obtain algebraic expressions for the reduced density matrix of two-sites. In the zero temperature limit, the density matrix elements are evaluated analytically and appear to be given in terms of Riemann’s zeta function values of even and odd arguments. Dedicated to Professor Rodney Baxter on the occasion of his 75th birthday.

  20. Congratulations to Adolf Lohmann

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    Bartelt, Hartmut

    Prof. Dr. Adolf Lohmann celebrates his 75th birthday in April 2001. This date not only marks a very special birthday but also 50 years of his stimulating and motivating work in unconventional optics. Starting his scientific life around 1953 at the Technische Hochschule Braunschweig, he moved to California in 1963 and returned as professor for applied optics to Erlangen/Germany in 1972. After retiring, he has been active as guest scientist in many optics laboratories worldwide. With his amazing style in presenting optical problems he has attracted many students and even today he impresses the audience in his presentations. Many honours have been presented to him including the honorary membership of the German society of applied optics. This issue of OPTIK is therefore dedicated to Prof. Adolf Lohmann with several special papers related to and influenced by his work. Our best wishes are connected with this issue for good health and many more interesting problems in optics.

  1. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part XIV: Newspapers.

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    The Newspapers section of the proceedings contains the following 11 papers: "News Items in the 'Shrinking Foreign Newshole': The Case of the New York Times" (Daniel Riffe and others); "Newspaper Coverage of Gays and Lesbians: Editors' Views of Its Longterm Effects" (Marilyn Greenwald and Joseph Bernt); "Effects of Staff Gender on Newspaper…

  2. [Imperjalja. A view into the Oskar Panizza system based on his last writing. Instead of an obituary on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of his death].

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    Müller, J

    1998-09-01

    The physician and author Dr. med. Oskar Panizza died in 28. September 1921. The well educated psychiatrist who worked with Bernhard von Gudden and Emil Kraepelin at the "Oberbayerische Kreisirrenanstalt München" suffered from insanity. He broke off and became author within the Münchner "Gesellschaft für modernes Leben", publisher and critic of the contemporary psychiatry. Locked up, persecuted and restrained, Panizzas system is illustrated by the "Imperjalja", his last work that was written immediately before he was admitted at the Kreisirrenanstalt. Oskar Panizzas life and work are described. His paranoid system is illustrated by the "Imperjalia".

  3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part XIII: Magazines.

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    The Magazine section of these proceedings contains the following six papers: "An Analysis of 'Magazine Type': Toward an Empirically Based Typology of Magazines and Non-Newspaper Periodicals" (Marcia R. Prior-Miller); "'Redbook': Changes in Attitude and Advice 1965-1990" (Jennifer Harbour); "A Quantitative Analysis of U.S. Consumer Magazines:…

  4. National College Physical Education Association for Men. Proceedings of Annual Meeting (75th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 9-12, 1972).

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    Mueller, C. E., Ed.

    In addition to the presidential address and the general session address ("Does Sport and Physical Activity Have a Future in Education?"), the proceedings contain speeches on the following topics: (1) international relations, (2) intercollegiate athletics, (3) the history of sport, (4) teacher education, (5) basic instruction, (6) intramural…

  5. [In memoriam Fidel Pagés Miravé (1886-1923) on the 75th anniversary of the publication of "Anesthesia metamérica"].

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    Herrera, A; de las Mulas, M

    1996-02-01

    Fidel Pagés was born in Huesca on the 26th of January 1886. He completed his secondary studies in the same city, later receiving his degree in medicine and surgery from University of Zaragoza (1908) with high honors. The same year he joined the army medical corp, to be sent to serve in Melilla in 1909 with a rank of second medical officer. After being promoted in 1911 to first medical officer, he served in Tarragona, Toledo, Madrid (where received his doctoral degree), Ciudad Real, and once again in Madrid. In 1913 Pagés married and was destined to Mahón, only to return to work at the War Ministry in Madrid in 1915, after a brief sojourn in Alicante. The same year he placed first in competition for a staff position at Madrid's Hospital Provincial. In 1917, during World War I, he inspected POW camps in Austria and Hungary, while also serving in the military hospital in Vienna. In 1919 he became the founding editor of Revista Española de Cirugía, which published "Anestesia metamérica" in 1921, simultaneous to its publication in Revista de Sanidad Militar. In 1920 on he was assigned to Madrid's Hospital Militar de Urgencia, but was also briefly sent to Melilla in 1921 as a consequence of the military "Disaster at Annual". In 1922 he was promoted to the rank of Medical Commandant. On the 21st of September 1923, Pagés died in a traffic accident while returning to Madrid from San Sebastián. His work was soon forgotten, as can be seen from the credit long given to the Italian surgeon Dogliotti for the discovery of epidural anesthesia. Only with passing time, and through the effort of Argentinian and Spanish physicians, has the world come to recognize Pagés as the original author of this technique.

  6. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part XI: Advertising.

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    The Advertising section of the proceedings contains the following 16 papers: "Ethics of Advertising Practitioners: An Explanation Based on a Classical Theoretical Framework" (Cornelius B. Pratt and E. Lincoln James); "Sex Roles in Frightening Film Newspaper Advertisements: An Overview of the Past 50 Years" (Melissa M. Spirek); "Is Seeing Believing…

  7. [Compromising conscientiously with reality but not with conscience. Reflections on the occasion of 75th anniversary of A. Stampar School of Public Health].

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    Jaksić, Zelimir

    2002-09-01

    Changes in the activities and working conditions of the A. Stampar School of Public Health are reviewed following their anniversaries in the 25-year intervals. The differences have been described in understanding of major fields of work between: (1) social medicine (people's health) and public health; (2) health education following philosophy of Enlightenment and learning in the information era; (3) formal administrative organisation stressing implementation of given laws and entrepreneurial management in a society in transition; and (4) transfer of technology through international collaboration and under pressure of market oriented globalisation. Two basic points of view are identified: a social concern as opposite to technology-oriented productivity. It is concluded that a compromise of intentions and reality was always present looking for a balance between the described points of view. In relation to the present and future activities, the necessary compromise has to be conscientious, following the idea of preventive and social orientation applied to actual living problems of people and health care, namely people's health.

  8. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). More Miscellaneous Studies.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The More Miscellaneous Studies section of the proceedings contains the following 34 papers: "The Louisville Courier-Journal's News Content after Purchase by Gannett" (Hansen and Coulson); "Reflection of Cultural Values in Advertising: A Comparative Analysis of Taiwan and U.S. Advertising" (Zandpour and Qian); "Sex, Violence and…

  9. Facts all come with a point of view: some reflections on fact and formulation from the 75th anniversary edition of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis.

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    Cooper, S H

    1996-04-01

    In this paper the author examines some of the varieties of definitions of fact and formulation within contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives. A common thread running throughout various definitions of fact is the way in which fact is never theory-free. An attempt is made to compare and contrast the ways in which fact and formulation are contextually bound to theory. Questions are raised about the extent to which we can claim evidential status of propositions versus viewing formulations as useful illustrations of our work. Implicit in this paper is the current tension in psychoanalytic theory between psychoanalysis as a theory of motivation and meaning. PMID:8771377

  10. Casimir theory of the relativistic composite string revisited, and a formally related problem in scalar QFT

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    Brevik, Iver

    2012-09-01

    The main part of this paper is to present an updated review of the Casimir energy at zero and finite temperature for the transverse oscillations of a piecewise uniform closed string. We make use of three different regularizations: the cutoff method, the complex contour integration method and the zeta-function method. The string model is relativistic, in the sense that the velocity of sound is for each string piece set equal to the velocity of light. In this sense the theory is analogous to the electromagnetic theory in a dielectric medium in which the product of permittivity and permeability is equal to unity (an isorefractive medium). We demonstrate how the formalism works for a two-piece string, and for a 2N-piece string, and show how in the latter case a compact recursion relation serves to facilitate the formalism considerably. The Casimir energy turns out to be negative, and the more so the larger the number of pieces in the string. The two-piece string is quantized in D-dimensional spacetime, in the limit when the ratio between the two tensions is very small. We calculate the free energy and other thermodynamic quantities, demonstrate scaling properties, and comment finally on the meaning of the Hagedorn critical temperature for the two-piece string. Thereafter, as a novel development we present a scalar field theory for a real field in three-dimensional space in a potential rising linearly with a longitudinal coordinate z in the interval 0 < z < 1, and which is thereafter held constant on a horizontal plateau. The potential is taken as a rough model of the two-piece string potential under simplifying conditions, when the length ratio between the pieces is replaced formally with the mentioned length parameter z. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

  11. Tensorial analysis of a Fourier-transform profilometric setup devoted to the evaluation of muscular contractions

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    Hanafi, Abdelmalek; Gharbi, Tijani; Cornu, Jean-Yves

    2005-07-01

    We explore the potential use of the Fourier-transform profilometry technique in in vivo studies of muscular contractions through the variation of muscle-group cross sections. Thanks to a tensorial analysis of the technique, a general expression of its sensitivity vector is established. It allows derivation of the expression of the resolution and the limit condition imposed by the spatial sampling of the fringe pattern. Key parameters that maximize the sensitivity are then simulated. A measurement system is accordingly built up and characterized. It is then successfully applied to the evaluation of the deformation of the forearm muscles during grasping exertions.

  12. Pitfalls of assays devoted to evaluation of oxidative stress induced by inorganic nanoparticles.

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    Tournebize, Juliana; Sapin-Minet, Anne; Bartosz, Grzegorz; Leroy, Pierre; Boudier, Ariane

    2013-11-15

    During the last years, there has been a remarkable increase in the use of inorganic nanoparticles (NP) in different applications, including consumer and medical products. Despite these promising applications, the extremely small size of NP allows them to penetrate cells, in which they can interact with intracellular structures causing serious side effects. A number of studies showed that NP cause adverse effects predominantly via induction of an oxidative stress - an imbalance between damaging oxidants and protective antioxidants - resulting in inflammation, immune response, cell damages, genotoxicity, etc … Most of the in vitro methods used for measurement of oxidative stress biomarkers were designed and standardized for conventional organic, inorganic and biochemical compounds. More recently, these methods have been adapted to studies related to various nanomaterials. Thus, this review is an attempt to highlight some current methods employed in and to provide a critical analysis of the major challenges and issues faced in this emerging field. PMID:24148470

  13. Performances analysis of piezoelectric cantilever based energy harvester devoted to mesoscale intra-body robot

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    Rabenorosoa, Kanty; Rakotondrabe, Micky

    2015-06-01

    Mesoscale robots, including active capsules, are a promising and well suited approach for minimal invasive intrabody intervention. However, within the numerous works, the main limitation in these robots is the embedded energy used for their locomotion and for the tasks they should accomplish. The limited autonomy and the limited power make them finally unusable for real situations such as active capsules inside body during several tens of minutes. In this paper, we propose an approach to power mesoscale robots by using energy harvesting techniques through a piezoelectric cantilever structure embedded on the robot and through an oscillating magnetic excitation. The physical model of the proposed system is carried out and simulation results are yielded and analyzed accordingly to the influencing parameters such as the number of layers in the cantilever and its dimensions. Finally, the feasability of this solution is proved and perspectives are discussed.

  14. Monte Carlo simulation of a protontherapy platform devoted to ocular melanoma.

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    Hérault, J; Iborra, N; Serrano, B; Chauvel, P

    2005-04-01

    Patients with ocular melanoma have been treated since June 1991 at the medical cyclotron of the Centre Antoine Lacassagne (CAL). Positions and sizes of the ocular nozzle elements were initially defined based on experimental work, taking as a pattern functional existing facilities. Nowadays Monte Carlo (MC) calculation offers a tool to refine this geometry by adjusting size and place of beam modeling devices. Moreover, the MC tool is a useful way to calculate the dose and to evaluate the impact of secondary particles in the field of radiotherapy or radiation protection. Both LINAC and cyclotron producing x rays, electrons, protons, and neutrons are available in CAL, which suggests choosing MCNPX for its particle versatility. As a first step, the existing installation was input in MCNPX to check its aptitude to reproduce experimentally measured depth-dose profile, lateral profile, output-factor (OF), and absolute dose. The geometry was defined precisely and described from the last achromatic bending magnet of our proton beam line to the position of treated eyes. Relative comparisons of percentage depth-dose and lateral profiles, performed between measured data and simulations, show an agreement of the order of 2% in dose and 0.1 mm in range accuracy. These comparisons, carried out with and without beam-modifying device, yield results compatible to the required precision in ocular melanoma treatments, as long as adequate choices are made on MCNPX input decks for physics card. Absolute dose and OF issued from calculations and measurements were also compared. Results obtained for these two kinds of data, carried out in the simplified situation of an unmodulated beam, indicate that MC calculation could effectively complement measurements. These encouraging results are a large source of motivation to promote further studies, first in a new design of the ocular nozzle, and second in the analysis of the influence of beam-modifying devices attached to the final patient collimator, such as wedge or compensators, on dose values.

  15. DSS-28: a novel wide bandwidth radio telescope devoted to educational outreach

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    Jones, Glenn; Weinreb, Sander; Mani, Hamdi; Smith, Stephen; Teitelbaum, Lawrence; Hofstadter, Mark; Kuiper, Thomas B. H.; Imbriale, William A.; Dorcey, Ryan; Leflang, John

    2010-07-01

    We have recently equipped the 34-meter DSS-28 radio telescope at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex with a novel wide bandwidth radiometer and digital signal processor as part of the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) educational outreach program operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Lewis Center for Educational Research. The system employs a cryogenically cooled wide bandwidth quad-ridge feed and InP low noise amplifiers to achieve excellent noise performance from 2.7 to 14 GHz; a fractional bandwidth better than 4:1. Four independently tunable dual-polarization receivers each down-convert a 2 GHz block to baseband, providing access to 8 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth. A flexible FPGA-based signal processor has been constructed using CASPER FPGA hardware and tools to take advantage of this enormous bandwidth. This system demonstrates many of the enabling wide bandwidth technologies that will be crucial to maximizing the utility of future large centimeter-wavelength arrays, in particular the Square Kilometer Array. The GAVRT program has previously used narrow bandwidth total power radiometers to study flux variability of quasars and the outer planets. The versatility of DSS-28 will enable other projects including spectroscopy and SETI. Finally, the wide instantaneous bandwidth available makes this system uniquely suited for studying transient radio pulses. A configuration of the digital signal processor has been developed which provides the capability of recording a burst of raw baseband voltage data triggered by a real-time incoherent dedispersion system which is very sensitive to pulses from a known source, such as the Crab Nebula pulsar.

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  17. Background model for a NaI (Tl) detector devoted to dark matter searches

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    Cebrián, S.; Cuesta, C.; Amaré, J.; Borjabad, S.; Fortuño, D.; García, E.; Ginestra, C.; Gómez, H.; Martínez, M.; Oliván, M. A.; Ortigoza, Y.; Ortiz de Solórzano, A.; Pobes, C.; Puimedón, J.; Sarsa, M. L.; Villar, J. A.

    2012-09-01

    NaI (Tl) is a well known high light yield scintillator. Very large crystals can be grown to be used in a wide range of applications. In particular, such large crystals are very good-performing detectors in the search for dark matter, where they have been used for a long time and reported first evidence of the presence of an annual modulation in the detection rate, compatible with that expected for a dark matter signal. In the frame of the ANAIS (Annual modulation with NaI Scintillators) dark matter search project, a large and long effort has been carried out in order to characterize the background of sodium iodide crystals. In this paper we present in detail our background model for a 9.6 kg NaI (Tl) detector taking data at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC): most of the contaminations contributing to the background have been precisely identified and quantified by different complementary techniques such as HPGe spectrometry, discrimination of alpha particles vs. beta/gamma background by Pulse Shape Analysis (PSA) and coincidence techniques; then, Monte Carlo (MC) simulations using Geant4 package have been carried out for the different contributions. Only a few assumptions are required in order to explain most of the measured background at high energy, supporting the goodness of the proposed model for the present ANAIS prototype whose background is dominated by 40K bulk contamination. At low energy, some non-explained background components are still present and additional work is required to improve background understanding, but some plausible background sources contributing in this range have been studied in this work. Prospects of achievable backgrounds, at low and high energy, for the ANAIS-upgraded detectors, relying on the proposed background model conveniently scaled, are also presented.

  18. Development of fluoride reprocessing technologies devoted to molten-salt reactor systems

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    Uhlir, Jan; Marecek, Martin; Tulackova, Radka; Chuchvalcova Bimova, Karolina

    2007-07-01

    Main fuel processing and reprocessing technologies proposed for Molten Salt Reactor fuel cycle are pyrochemical or pyrometallurgical, majority of them are fluoride technologies. It is based on the fact that Molten Salt Reactor fuel is in the chemical form of molten fluorides and the reprocessing technology is needed to be an 'on-line' process. The corresponding pyrochemical separation processes proposed for MSR fuel processing and reprocessing are mainly fluoride volatilization processes, molten salt / liquid metal extraction processes, electrochemical separation processes from the molten salt media and gas extraction from the molten salt medium. Techniques based on fluoride volatilization and on electrochemical separation from fluoride molten salt media are under development in the Czech Republic. Whereas the Fluoride Volatility Method is proposed to be the main 'Front-end' technology of the MSR used as the actinide burner (transmuter), the electro-separation methods should be dedicated to the 'on-line' reprocessing of the circulating MSR fuel and should be used as for MSR incinerating transuranium fuel as for MSR working within the {sup 232}Th - {sup 233}U fuel cycle. (authors)

  19. Expert Panel Consensus for and Analysis of Key Attributes on Websites Devoted to Weight Control

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    Brown, Stephen L.; Land, Diane; Johnson, Chandrika; Miller, Kim

    2014-01-01

    Background: Obesity presents major challenges to public health in the United States. Trials of web-based interventions for weight control suggest that the Internet is a promising option for program delivery. Purpose: This study sought consensus among experts regarding critical components of successful weight control and to systematically examine…

  20. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune: A Life Devoted to Service

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    Long, Kim Cliett

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyze the leadership traits of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an African-American woman of history, using the servant leadership theory developed by Robert K. Greenberg and the ten characteristics of servant leadership as conceived by Larry C. Spears. This exploration seeks to identify the significant…

  1. The mini climatic city a dedicated space for technological innovations devoted to Sustainable City

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    Derkx, François; Lebental, Bérengère; Merliot, Erick; Dumoulin, Jean; Bourquin, Frédéric

    2015-04-01

    Our cities, from megalopolis to rural commune, are systems of an extraordinary technological and human complexity. Their balance is threatened by the growing population and rarefaction of resources. Massive urbanization endanges the environment, while global climate change, through natural hazards generated (climatic, hydrological and geological), threats people and goods. Connect the city, that is to say, design and spread systems able to route, between multiple actors, a very large amount of heterogeneous information natures and analyzed for various purposes, is at the heart of the hopes to make our cities more sustainable: climate-resilient, energy efficient and actresses of the energy transition, attractive to individuals and companies, health and environment friendly. If multiple players are already aware of this need, progress is slow because, beyond the only connectivity, it is the urban intelligence that will create the sustainable city, through coordinated capabilities of Perception, Decision and Action: to measure phenomena; to analyze their impact on urban sustainability in order to define strategies for improvement; to effectively act on the cause of the phenomenon. In this very active context with a strong societal impact, the Sense-City project aims to accelerate research and innovation in the field of sustainable city, particularly in the field of micro and nanosensors. The project is centered around a "mini climatic City", a unique mobile environmental chamber in Europe of 400m² that can accommodate realistic models of city main components, namely buildings, infrastructures, distribution networks or basements. This R&D test place, available in draft form from January 2015 and in finalized version in 2016, will allow to validate, in realistic conditions, innovative technologies performances for the sustainable city, especially micro- and nano-sensors, at the end of their development laboratory and upstream of industrialization. R & D platform located in the heart of the Cité Descartes in Paris Est and open to both academic as industrial and communities, Sense-City participates in the positioning of the Cité Descartes as a flagship tertiary center for the city of the future. The areas of interest cover the energy performance of buildings and neighborhoods, the sanitary quality of the frame (indoor air pollution), the quality and sustainability of urban networks (transport, fluid), the quality of outdoor air, soil and water, control of waste storage areas, sustainability and infrastructure security. In the framework of this project, a first outdoor test bed was designed and built in 2014. Various sensing capacity have been implemented and first experimentations started in 2015. The project partners, IFSTTAR, ESIEE-CCIP LPICM (UMR CNRS Ecole Polytechnique), CSTB, INRIA and UPEM, controls the entire value chain for the development of innovative products for the sustainable city, nano or prototyping microsensors up to validation in real conditions, not to mention the steps of integration, packaging and deployment of the sensors or the processing steps, modeling and representation of information.

  2. A special issue devoted to massive sulfide deposits of the Appalachian-Caledonian orogen. Preface.

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    Gair, J.E.; Vokes, F.M.

    1984-01-01

    This issue of Economic Geology (pp 1425-1758) adds 17 reports to those earlier published by a nine-year project (No. 60) of the International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP) on the Correlation of Caledonian Stratabound Sulphides (CCSS). The contents of the 17 reports are noted and briefly discussed in relation to one another and to stratiform ores as a whole. From this preview, it is concluded that geological mapping appears to be still the best way to find strata-bound sulphide deposits.-G.J.N.

  3. R and D program for core instrumentation improvements devoted for French sodium fast reactors

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    Jeannot, J. P.; Rodriguez, G.; Jammes, C.; Bernardin, B.; Portier, J. L.; Jadot, F.; Maire, S.; Verrier, D.; Loisy, F.; Prele, G.

    2011-07-01

    Under the framework of French R and D studies for Generation IV reactors and more specifically for sodium-cooled fast reactors (SFR); the CEA, EDF and AREVA have launched a joint coordinated research programme. This paper deals with the R and D sets out to achieve better inspection, maintenance, availability and decommissioning. In particular the instrumentation requirements for core monitoring and detection in the case of accidental events. Requirements mainly involve diversifying the means of protection and improving instrumentation performance in terms of responsiveness and sensitivity. Operation feedback from the Phenix and Superphenix prototype reactors and studies, carried out within the scope of the EFR projects, has been used to define the needs for instrumentation enhancement. (authors)

  4. PrestoPronto: a code devoted to handling large data sets

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    Figueroa, S. J. A.; Prestipino, C.

    2016-05-01

    The software PrestoPronto consist to a full graphical user interface (GUI) program aimed to execute the analysis of large X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data sets. Written in Python is free and open source. The code is able to read large datasets, apply calibration, alignment corrections and perform classical data analysis, from the extraction of the signal to EXAFS fit. The package includes also programs with GUIs] to perform, Principal Component Analysis and Linear Combination Fits. The main benefit of this program is allow to follow quickly the evolution of time resolved experiments coming from Quick-EXAFS (QEXAFS) and dispersive EXAFS beamlines.

  5. Monte Carlo simulation of a protontherapy platform devoted to ocular melanoma.

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    Hérault, J; Iborra, N; Serrano, B; Chauvel, P

    2005-04-01

    Patients with ocular melanoma have been treated since June 1991 at the medical cyclotron of the Centre Antoine Lacassagne (CAL). Positions and sizes of the ocular nozzle elements were initially defined based on experimental work, taking as a pattern functional existing facilities. Nowadays Monte Carlo (MC) calculation offers a tool to refine this geometry by adjusting size and place of beam modeling devices. Moreover, the MC tool is a useful way to calculate the dose and to evaluate the impact of secondary particles in the field of radiotherapy or radiation protection. Both LINAC and cyclotron producing x rays, electrons, protons, and neutrons are available in CAL, which suggests choosing MCNPX for its particle versatility. As a first step, the existing installation was input in MCNPX to check its aptitude to reproduce experimentally measured depth-dose profile, lateral profile, output-factor (OF), and absolute dose. The geometry was defined precisely and described from the last achromatic bending magnet of our proton beam line to the position of treated eyes. Relative comparisons of percentage depth-dose and lateral profiles, performed between measured data and simulations, show an agreement of the order of 2% in dose and 0.1 mm in range accuracy. These comparisons, carried out with and without beam-modifying device, yield results compatible to the required precision in ocular melanoma treatments, as long as adequate choices are made on MCNPX input decks for physics card. Absolute dose and OF issued from calculations and measurements were also compared. Results obtained for these two kinds of data, carried out in the simplified situation of an unmodulated beam, indicate that MC calculation could effectively complement measurements. These encouraging results are a large source of motivation to promote further studies, first in a new design of the ocular nozzle, and second in the analysis of the influence of beam-modifying devices attached to the final patient collimator, such as wedge or compensators, on dose values. PMID:15895573

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  10. A special issue devoted to gold deposits in northern Nevada: Part 2. Carlin-type Deposits

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    Hofstra, Albert H.; John, David A.; Theodore, Ted G.

    2003-01-01

    Despite the similar age, tectonic setting, alteration types, mineral parageneses, and geochemical signatures of the deposits studied, these papers do not lead to consensus regarding genetic models for Carlin-type deposits. Rather, the separate investigations by different workers, utilizing both similar and unlike approaches, result in markedly different conclusions. Some of this disparity probably is due to real differences in the origin of different districts; however, the opposing conclusions arrived at by investigations on neighboring deposits in a single district are more problematic and most likely are due to difficulties resulting from the superposition of different types and ages of gold mineralization or to substantial variations in the hydrology and proportions of fluid components derived from deep and shallow sources in each deposit. Further work is needed to validate and understand the significance of these differences.

  11. Dissipation kinetics of pre-plant pesticides in greenhouse-devoted soils.

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    López-Fernández, O; Rial-Otero, R; Simal-Gándara, J; Boned, J

    2016-02-01

    This work was conducted to study the distribution of methyl isothiocyanate (MITC) in greenhouse soils treated with the fumigant dazomet (DZ) from the formulated product "Basamid Granular(®)", but also of 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) and chloropicrin (CP) from the fumigant "Agrocelhone NE(®)". In order to achieve this aim, several methods for the determination of fumigants residues in soils, but also pepper fruits were optimized and characterized. With independence of the soil depth, no residues of MITC, 1,3-D and CP above the detection limits were observed in soils covered with a polyethylene (PE) film (0.04 mm thick) after 27, 13 and 8 days of treatment, respectively. Liberation and dissipation curves of MITC in soil in presence of a PE film (0.04 mm) used to limit volatilization losses were also obtained. According to the results, the rate of decomposition of DZ into MITC have a half-life of 3.7 days in the surface horizon (5-10 cm) of the soil while in the subsurface horizon (15-20 cm), MITC formation rate is slightly slow (half-life of 3.2 days). With respect to the dissipation process, half-lives lower than 1 day were obtained for both depths (0.8 and 0.9 for the surface and the subsurface horizon, respectively). In the case of 1,3-D and CP in soil, the dissipation half-life of 1,3-D on soils was a bit higher than for CP (2 days vs. 1). In addition, the presence of residues of the fumigants on green pepper fruits grown on the treated soils was not detected as expected. PMID:26575632

  12. Happy Birthday Swift: Ultra-long GRB 141121A and Its Broadband Afterglow

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    Cucchiara, A.; Veres, P.; Corsi, A.; Cenko, S. B.; Perley, D. A.; Lien, A.; Marshall, F. E.; Pagani, C.; Toy, V. L.; Capone, J. I.; Frail, D. A.; Horesh, A.; Modjaz, M.; Butler, N. R.; Littlejohns, O. M.; Watson, A. M.; Kutyrev, A. S.; Lee, W. H.; Richer, M. G.; Klein, C. R.; Fox, O. D.; Prochaska, J. X.; Bloom, J. S.; Troja, E.; Ramirez-Ruiz, E.; de Diego, J. A.; Georgiev, L.; González, J.; Román-Zúñiga, C. G.; Gehrels, N.; Moseley, H.

    2015-10-01

    We present our extensive observational campaign on the Swift-discovered GRB 141121A, almost 10 years after its launch. Our observations cover radio through X-rays and extend for more than 30 days after discovery. The prompt phase of GRB 141121A lasted 1410 s and, at the derived redshift of z = 1.469, the isotropic energy is Eγ,iso = 8.0 × 1052 erg. Due to the long prompt duration, GRB 141121A falls into the recently discovered class of ultra-long GRBs (UL-GRBs). Peculiar features of this burst are (1) a flat early-time optical light curve and (2) a radio-to-X-ray rebrightening around three days after the burst. The latter is followed by a steep optical-to-X-ray decay and a much shallower radio fading. We analyze GRB 141121A in the context of the standard forward-reverse shock (FS, RS) scenario and we disentangle the FS and RS contributions. Finally, we comment on the puzzling early-time (t ≲ 3 days) behavior of GRB 141121A, and suggest that its interpretation may require a two-component jet model. Overall, our analysis confirms that the class of UL-GRBs represents our best opportunity to firmly establish the prominent emission mechanisms in action during powerful gamma-ray burst explosions, and future missions (like SVOM, XTiDE, or ISS-Lobster) will provide many more of such objects.

  13. Pacific Telecommunications after ATS-1 - Reflections on ATS-1's fifteenth birthday

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    Hudson, H. E.

    The role that ATS-1 has played in Pacific communications is briefly reviewed. Attention is then given to issues that must be addressed if users in the Pacific area are to move to other satellites to meet their thin-route and teleconferencing needs. Possible solutions for some Pacific telecommunication requirements are discussed, including the use of small earth stations with leased Intelsat capacity, the sharing of capacity with a regional or domestic satellite, and the leasing of channels in a system with many other users so that common costs are shared.

  14. From Pauli's birthday to 'Confinement Resonances' - a potted history of Quantum Confinement

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    Connerade, J. P.

    2013-06-01

    Quantum Confinement is in some sense a new subject. International meetings dedicated to Quantum Confinement have occurred only recently in Mexico City (the first in 2010 and the second, in September 2011). However, at least in principle, the subject has existed since a very long time. Surprisingly perhaps, it lay dormant for many years, for want of suitable experimental examples. However, when one looks carefully at its origin, it turns out to have a long and distinguished history. In fact, the problem of quantum confinement raises a number of very interesting issues concerning boundary conditions in elementary quantum mechanics and how they should be applied to real problems. Some of these issues were missed in the earliest papers, but are implicit in the structure of quantum mechanics, and lead to the notion of Confinement Resonances, the existence of which was predicted theoretically more than ten years ago. Although, for several reasons, these resonances remained elusive for a very long time, they have now been observed experimentally, which puts the whole subject in much better shape and, together with the advent of metallofullerenes, has contributed to its revival.

  15. [Martin Kirschner on the occasion of his 100th birthday (author's transl)].

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    Schmitt, W

    1979-01-01

    This paper is dedicated to Martin Kirschner one of the outstanding German surgeons of the first half of this century. Many of the inventions and improvements Kirschner made have stood the test of time till today. It was Kirschner who recommended to stretch the stomach for replacing the oesophagus. He practiced for the first time successfully an embolectomy out of the pulmonary artery (1924!). Kirschner improved the wire traction procedure decisevely. Of the same importance is his literary work. PMID:398114

  16. NAQ's 40th Birthday Nursing: Predictions From the Past; Predictions for the Future, Parts I & II.

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    McClure, Margaret L; Batcheller, Joyce

    2016-01-01

    The following two articles relate to Nursing's past and future, described through a series of predictions made by one of Nursing's great leaders Margaret L. McClure (Maggie McClure). It is reprinted from NAQ Fall 2000, Volume 25, Issue 1. The second article, by another great leader, Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is a follow up on those predictions, reflecting on Nursing today and tommorow. PMID:27584886

  17. You Can't Come to My Birthday Party! Conflict Resolution with Young Children.

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    Evans, Betsy

    Noting that many teachers and parents are baffled by the repetitiveness of young children's conflict and by their own reaction to it, this book describes how adults can help children find alternatives to hurtful words and fighting by settling differences through a six-step mediation process based on several basic adult-child interaction…

  18. [Professor Czesław Gerwel (MD)--100th anniversary of birthday].

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    Kociecka, Wanda

    2010-01-01

    Professor Czesław Gerwel (1909-1974) physician and outstanding parasitologist set the base of clinical parasitology in Poland and organized first in Poland hospital ward for parasitic diseases in Poznan (1962) first affiliated with Chair of Biology and Parasitology at Medical School and later functioning as an independent clinical ward, which he headed until 1970. He initiated organization of District Parasitological Clinics by setting first such a clinic in Poznań. He scientific work he focused on diagnostic problems as well as clinical pathology and treatment of parasitic diseases of gastrointestinal system. He participated in comprehensive studies of trichinosis. In 1941-1944 he was working in the National Institute of Hygiene in Warsaw, now National Institute of Public Health--PZH, which at that time operated under name "Das General gouvernerus Stattlichen Institut fur Hygiene in Warschau" in the section of typhus. He was involved in underground conspiracy of AK (Home Army) with pseudonym "Orlos" belonging to the group of people smuggling typhus vaccine produced in the PZH to Warsaw Ghetto and to underground troops. In 1942-1944 he studied medicine in Polish Underground University of Western Territories functioning in PZH under supervision of Feliks Przesmycki.

  19. Robert Koch (1843-1910) and dermatology on his 171st birthday.

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    Grzybowski, Andrzej; Pietrzak, Krzysztof

    2014-01-01

    Robert Koch (1843-1910) received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1905 for his studies of tuberculosis. He contributed significantly to microbiology, isolating also cholera and anthrax pathogens, and introducing several postulates in this field. In addition, he developed staining methods, as well as culturing and microscopic techniques. Many of his achievements have also influenced dermatology. This contribution reviews his life and major achievements on the occasion of the 171st anniversary of his birth.

  20. Happy Birthday Swift: Ultra-long GRB 141121A and Its Broadband Afterglow

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    Cucchiara, A.; Veres, P.; Corsi, A.; Cenko, S. B.; Perley, D. A.; Lien, A.; Marshall, F. E.; Pagani, C.; Toy, V. L.; Capone, J. I.; Frail, D. A.; Horesh, A.; Modjaz, M.; Butler, N. R.; Littlejohns, O. M.; Watson, A. M.; Kutyrev, A. S.; Lee, W. H.; Richer, M. G.; Klein, C. R.; Fox, O. D.; Prochaska, J. X.; Bloom, J. S.; Troja, E.; Ramirez-Ruiz, E.; de Diego, J. A.; Georgiev, L.; González, J.; Román-Zúñiga, C. G.; Gehrels, N.; Moseley, H.

    2015-10-01

    We present our extensive observational campaign on the Swift-discovered GRB 141121A, almost 10 years after its launch. Our observations cover radio through X-rays and extend for more than 30 days after discovery. The prompt phase of GRB 141121A lasted 1410 s and, at the derived redshift of z = 1.469, the isotropic energy is Eγ,iso = 8.0 × 1052 erg. Due to the long prompt duration, GRB 141121A falls into the recently discovered class of ultra-long GRBs (UL-GRBs). Peculiar features of this burst are (1) a flat early-time optical light curve and (2) a radio-to-X-ray rebrightening around three days after the burst. The latter is followed by a steep optical-to-X-ray decay and a much shallower radio fading. We analyze GRB 141121A in the context of the standard forward–reverse shock (FS, RS) scenario and we disentangle the FS and RS contributions. Finally, we comment on the puzzling early-time (t ≲ 3 days) behavior of GRB 141121A, and suggest that its interpretation may require a two-component jet model. Overall, our analysis confirms that the class of UL-GRBs represents our best opportunity to firmly establish the prominent emission mechanisms in action during powerful gamma-ray burst explosions, and future missions (like SVOM, XTiDE, or ISS-Lobster) will provide many more of such objects.

  1. The 100th birthday of the conic constant and Schwarzschild's revolutionary papers in optics

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    Rakich, Andrew

    2005-08-01

    In 1905 Karl Schwarzschild published three papers on optics, two of which revolutionized the field of reflecting telescope optics. In his first paper he developed a full theory of the aberrations of reflecting telescopes, generalizing the Eikonal of Bruns to take into account systems with an infinite long conjugate. In the second paper Schwarzschild applied his formulation to a masterful analysis of 2 mirror anastigmatic systems, along the way discovering the so called Ritchey-Chretien aplanat, 18 years Ritchey and Chretien's announcement. Numerous other innovations are given in what must be seen as being among the most important papers on the aberrations of optical systems ever written.

  2. NAQ's 40th Birthday Nursing: Predictions From the Past; Predictions for the Future, Parts I & II.

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    McClure, Margaret L; Batcheller, Joyce

    2016-01-01

    The following two articles relate to Nursing's past and future, described through a series of predictions made by one of Nursing's great leaders Margaret L. McClure (Maggie McClure). It is reprinted from NAQ Fall 2000, Volume 25, Issue 1. The second article, by another great leader, Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is a follow up on those predictions, reflecting on Nursing today and tommorow.

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWIFT: ULTRA-LONG GRB 141121A AND ITS BROADBAND AFTERGLOW

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    Cucchiara, A.; Veres, P.; Corsi, A.; Cenko, S. B.; Marshall, F. E.; Kutyrev, A. S.; Perley, D. A.; Horesh, A.; Lien, A.; Pagani, C.; Toy, V. L.; Capone, J. I.; Frail, D. A.; Modjaz, M.; Butler, N. R.; Littlejohns, O. M.; Watson, A. M.; Lee, W. H.; Richer, M. G.; Klein, C. R.; and others

    2015-10-20

    We present our extensive observational campaign on the Swift-discovered GRB 141121A, almost 10 years after its launch. Our observations cover radio through X-rays and extend for more than 30 days after discovery. The prompt phase of GRB 141121A lasted 1410 s and, at the derived redshift of z = 1.469, the isotropic energy is E{sub γ,iso} = 8.0 × 10{sup 52} erg. Due to the long prompt duration, GRB 141121A falls into the recently discovered class of ultra-long GRBs (UL-GRBs). Peculiar features of this burst are (1) a flat early-time optical light curve and (2) a radio-to-X-ray rebrightening around three days after the burst. The latter is followed by a steep optical-to-X-ray decay and a much shallower radio fading. We analyze GRB 141121A in the context of the standard forward–reverse shock (FS, RS) scenario and we disentangle the FS and RS contributions. Finally, we comment on the puzzling early-time (t ≲ 3 days) behavior of GRB 141121A, and suggest that its interpretation may require a two-component jet model. Overall, our analysis confirms that the class of UL-GRBs represents our best opportunity to firmly establish the prominent emission mechanisms in action during powerful gamma-ray burst explosions, and future missions (like SVOM, XTiDE, or ISS-Lobster) will provide many more of such objects.

  4. To Carlos on his sixtieth birthday: greetings from your friends in Iowa.

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    Kutzko, Philip C

    2013-01-01

    It is hard, now, to imagine a time when our math department's graduate program had no minority students. The diversity of our program has become so familiar to us that when, this spring and summer, seven of our minority students earned their doctoral degree it was hardly commented on. Indeed it was only when we began to miss these students--students who were like family to us--that the reality of this singular achievement manifested itself to us. Yet there was indeed a time when there were no minority graduate students in mathematics at the University of Iowa. In fact, only two minority students earned their doctoral degrees from our department from 1974, when I joined the department, to 1998. And it is no exaggeration at all to state that, without the trust and support of Carlos Castillo-Chavez, it is unlikely that the transformation of our graduate program that took place over the past fifteen years would have occurred.

  5. [Know the ways? On the occasion of Hildegard's of Bingen 900th birthday].

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    Baumer-Schleinkofer, A

    1998-12-01

    Hildegard is regarded as one of the most important women of the Middle Ages. Her contemporaries from all over the world wrote letters to her searching for help and prayer. Universally working she wrote works about medicine, natural history, compositions of chants for the honour of God and his creation and more than three hundred letters to people all over the world including the popes and the emperor. Hildegard's work and the way she understood herself were strongly marked by vision and prophecy. Her works were of divine origin by vision and audition. Her aim was the religious interpretation of the whole universe and a Christian life in the sense of the bible. Heaven and earth, faith and natural science, medicine and religion, the human existence in all its facts and potentials, everything was a mirror of divine love to her. In her first work Scivias ("Know the Ways") she is considering on the history of creation and salvation, from the origin of the world and of man over Christ's salvation to the fulfillment at the end of times. In the centre is standing the human being as microcosm reflecting the whole world in all conditions and laws. Man is the main work of god, reflecting in his doing and thinking God's love. Man has to know the ways that means to live the life of love in all consequences including reproduction by creating a new human being for the praise of God.

  6. [Know the ways? On the occasion of Hildegard's of Bingen 900th birthday].

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    Baumer-Schleinkofer, A

    1998-12-01

    Hildegard is regarded as one of the most important women of the Middle Ages. Her contemporaries from all over the world wrote letters to her searching for help and prayer. Universally working she wrote works about medicine, natural history, compositions of chants for the honour of God and his creation and more than three hundred letters to people all over the world including the popes and the emperor. Hildegard's work and the way she understood herself were strongly marked by vision and prophecy. Her works were of divine origin by vision and audition. Her aim was the religious interpretation of the whole universe and a Christian life in the sense of the bible. Heaven and earth, faith and natural science, medicine and religion, the human existence in all its facts and potentials, everything was a mirror of divine love to her. In her first work Scivias ("Know the Ways") she is considering on the history of creation and salvation, from the origin of the world and of man over Christ's salvation to the fulfillment at the end of times. In the centre is standing the human being as microcosm reflecting the whole world in all conditions and laws. Man is the main work of god, reflecting in his doing and thinking God's love. Man has to know the ways that means to live the life of love in all consequences including reproduction by creating a new human being for the praise of God. PMID:11623602

  7. Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass: A Model for Teaching Literacy Narratives of Freedom in the Classroom

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    Ciardiello, A. Vincent

    2012-01-01

    This article provides a model for teachers to expand students' thinking about the liberating nature of literacy. Literacy is not just about making kids smarter or preparing them for future careers. Neither is it passive, neutral, or innocent. It is infused with values and ideology. It can be used by people to promote freedom or support…

  8. Paths of knowledge - Festschrift for Dieter B. Hermann on the occasion of his 65th birthday

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    Fürst, Dietmar; Rothenberg, Eckehard

    The history of the brightness determination of stars, research on solar activity, the foundation of astrophysical observatories and the Venus transits of 1874 and 1882 are treated in the present volume. The older history is covered through contributions on Otto von Guericke and the bibliography of the printed editions of the "Sphaera" of John de Sacrobosco, written around 1230. Additional contributions deal with the methodology of research of historical processes, astronomical education in schools, the role of planetaria, and the production of text books in astronomy. The volume is dedicated to D.B. Herrmann, long-time director of the Archenhold Observatory and the large Zeiss Planetarium in Berlin. The volume concludes with a bibliography of his publications. All papers are written in German, and have English abstracts.

  9. Ultrafast polarisation spectroscopy of photoinduced charges in a conjugated polymer

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    Bakulin, A A; Loosdrecht, P van; Pshenichnikov, M S; Parashchuk, D Yu

    2009-07-31

    Tunable optical parametric generators and amplifiers (OPA), proposed and developed by Akhmanov and his colleagues, have become the working horses in exploration of dynamical processes in physics, chemistry, and biology. In this paper, we demonstrate the possibility of using ultrafast polarisation-sensitive two-colour spectroscopy, performed with a set of two OPAs, to study charge photogeneration and transport in conjugated polymers and their donor-acceptor blends. (special issue devoted to the 80th birthday of S.A. Akhmanov)

  10. Dying devotion: discerning the association between differential mortality from scarlet fever and religious affiliation among early Edmontonians (1893-1894).

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    Highet, Megan J

    2013-06-01

    Regarding the relationship between religious affiliation and patterns of differential mortality, many hold that any proxy for religion is hopelessly confounded, but that religiosity nevertheless certainly functions to benefit the health of the devout. Edmonton's scarlet fever epidemic (1893-1894) provides a counterexample to prevailing notions, in that religious affiliation is revealed as a risk-factor for this specific threat to health. Roman Catholic children were found to be at a significantly greater risk of dying from scarlet fever than were their counterparts from all other denominations combined, which is demonstrated as a direct corollary of religious affiliation.

  11. Are women naturally devoted mothers? Fabre, Perrier, and Giard on maternal instinct in France under the Third Republic.

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    Thomas, Marion

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines some of the debates over maternal instinct in France under the Third Republic. It focuses on the work of three naturalists (Fabre, Perrier, and Giard) and shows how these scientists shaped, reinforced, or challenged feminine identities as well as a number of sexual social conventions making constant reference to the natural as their authority. This paper highlights these scientists' views on womanhood and maternity and their stances on contemporary feminist discourses as well as seeking to establish the extent to which these views and stances influenced their scientific discourses and practices. It also aims to demonstrate the interpenetration of science and policy, not only in terms of the transfer of political concepts into the scientific domain (and back again), but also as a joint construction process, which produced a new political and natural order in nineteenth century France.

  12. Seasonal distributions of fungicides in soils and sediments of a small river basin partially devoted to vineyards.

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    Bermúdez-Couso, A; Arias-Estévez, M; Nóvoa-Muñoz, J C; López-Periago, E; Soto-González, B; Simal-Gándara, J

    2007-11-01

    The acid soils of Ourense province riverland (Galicia, NW Spain) produce about 50,000 tons of grapes for winemaking. As part of ongoing investigations into fungicide transport in Ourense vineyard soils, the occurrence of several fungicides in such soils was investigated. Soil samples were collected from the inter-row topsoil of a vineyard adjacent to the River Alongos, approximately 15 km SW of the main city of Ourense. The vines were grown in sandy loam with moderate organic carbon (OC) content (1-2%). Fungicide residues were measured in vineyard soils and river sediments by solid-liquid extraction followed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detection (GC-MSD). Procymidone and cyprodinil occurred at higher levels in river sediments than in the case of fludioxonil, metalaxyl and penconazole. The highest concentrations of procymidone in sediments were still low (29-57 microg/kg or ppb) suggesting that no accumulation of these compounds occur. All of them were found at higher concentrations in soil; maxima concentrations were about 1000 microg/kg for procymidone and metalaxyl, and about 400 microg/kg for cyprodinil, fludioxonil and penconazole. Folpet was never detected (detection limit lower than 2 microg/kg) in soil and sediments, suggesting that this fungicide was unstable in such samples. The frequency of fungicide detections in soils can be related to their applications in vineyards and the effect of washing off through vineyard canopy by rainfalls. The results found suggest that the vineyard soils of this region are unlikely to be prone to transport of fungicides, and therefore water supplies in this area are unlikely to be at any significant risk of contamination through viticultural use of these compounds.

  13. A new binding motif for the transcriptional repressor REST uncovers large gene networks devoted to neuronal functions.

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    Otto, Stefanie J; McCorkle, Sean R; Hover, John; Conaco, Cecilia; Han, Jong-Jin; Impey, Soren; Yochum, Gregory S; Dunn, John J; Goodman, Richard H; Mandel, Gail

    2007-06-20

    The repressor element 1 (RE1) silencing transcription factor (REST) helps preserve the identity of nervous tissue by silencing neuronal genes in non-neural tissues. Moreover, in an epithelial model of tumorigenesis, loss of REST function is associated with loss of adhesion, suggesting the aberrant expression of REST-controlled genes encoding this property. To date, no adhesion molecules under REST control have been identified. Here, we used serial analysis of chromatin occupancy to perform genome-wide identification of REST-occupied target sequences (RE1 sites) in a kidney cell line. We discovered novel REST-binding motifs and found that the number of RE1 sites far exceeded previous estimates. A large family of targets encoding adhesion proteins was identified, as were genes encoding signature proteins of neuroendocrine tumors. Unexpectedly, genes considered exclusively non-neuronal also contained an RE1 motif and were expressed in neurons. This supports the model that REST binding is a critical determinant of neuronal phenotype.

  14. Seasonal distributions of fungicides in soils and sediments of a small river basin partially devoted to vineyards.

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    Bermúdez-Couso, A; Arias-Estévez, M; Nóvoa-Muñoz, J C; López-Periago, E; Soto-González, B; Simal-Gándara, J

    2007-11-01

    The acid soils of Ourense province riverland (Galicia, NW Spain) produce about 50,000 tons of grapes for winemaking. As part of ongoing investigations into fungicide transport in Ourense vineyard soils, the occurrence of several fungicides in such soils was investigated. Soil samples were collected from the inter-row topsoil of a vineyard adjacent to the River Alongos, approximately 15 km SW of the main city of Ourense. The vines were grown in sandy loam with moderate organic carbon (OC) content (1-2%). Fungicide residues were measured in vineyard soils and river sediments by solid-liquid extraction followed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detection (GC-MSD). Procymidone and cyprodinil occurred at higher levels in river sediments than in the case of fludioxonil, metalaxyl and penconazole. The highest concentrations of procymidone in sediments were still low (29-57 microg/kg or ppb) suggesting that no accumulation of these compounds occur. All of them were found at higher concentrations in soil; maxima concentrations were about 1000 microg/kg for procymidone and metalaxyl, and about 400 microg/kg for cyprodinil, fludioxonil and penconazole. Folpet was never detected (detection limit lower than 2 microg/kg) in soil and sediments, suggesting that this fungicide was unstable in such samples. The frequency of fungicide detections in soils can be related to their applications in vineyards and the effect of washing off through vineyard canopy by rainfalls. The results found suggest that the vineyard soils of this region are unlikely to be prone to transport of fungicides, and therefore water supplies in this area are unlikely to be at any significant risk of contamination through viticultural use of these compounds. PMID:17624393

  15. The organization of the posterior parietal cortex devoted to upper limb actions: An fMRI study

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    Ferri, Stefania; Rizzolatti, Giacomo

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The present fMRI study examined whether upper‐limb action classes differing in their motor goal are encoded by different PPC sectors. Action observation was used as a proxy for action execution. Subjects viewed actors performing object‐related (e.g., grasping), skin‐displacing (e.g., rubbing the skin), and interpersonal upper limb actions (e.g., pushing someone). Observation of the three action classes activated a three‐level network including occipito‐temporal, parietal, and premotor cortex. The parietal region common to observing all three action classes was located dorsally to the left intraparietal sulcus (DIPSM/DIPSA border). Regions specific for observing an action class were obtained by combining the interaction between observing action classes and stimulus types with exclusive masking for observing the other classes, while for regions considered preferentially active for a class the interaction was exclusively masked with the regions common to all observed actions. Left putative human anterior intraparietal was specific for observing manipulative actions, and left parietal operculum including putative human SII region, specific for observing skin‐displacing actions. Control experiments demonstrated that this latter activation depended on seeing the skin being moved and not simply on seeing touch. Psychophysiological interactions showed that the two specific parietal regions had similar connectivities. Finally, observing interpersonal actions preferentially activated a dorsal sector of left DIPSA, possibly the homologue of ventral intraparietal coding the impingement of the target person's body into the peripersonal space of the actor. These results support the importance of segregation according to the action class as principle of posterior parietal cortex organization for action observation and by implication for action execution. Hum Brain Mapp 36:3845–3866, 2015. © 2015 The Authors Human Brain Mapping Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26129732

  16. RichardsFoam2: A new version of RichardsFoam devoted to the modelling of the vadose zone

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    Orgogozo, Laurent

    2015-11-01

    RichardsFoam2 is an updated version of the OpenFOAM® solver RichardsFoam, presented in Orgogozo et al., Comput. Phys. Commun. 2014. The new features are the following: (i) The direct handling of fully heterogeneous porous media, with all the van Genuchten parameters defined as spatially varying scalar fields. (ii) The computation of the density of water flux at each face of the mesh cells, which allows the implementation of fixed water flux (e.g.: rain flux) boundary conditions. (iii) The integration in the water flow resolution of the actual evapotranspiration within the root zone, computed on the basis of the potential evapotranspiration. These new features allow to deal with the hydrology of real (i.e.: heterogeneous) soils in natural conditions, submitted to rain and evapotranspiration. Thus it considerably broadens the field of applicability of the OpenFOAM® solver for Richards equation. The description of the elements contained in this release may be found in the readMe file. In RichardsFoam2_presentation.pdf, one will find a more detailed description of the new features offered by RichardsFoam2 (equations, descriptions of the proposed test cases , …).

  17. Understanding the Irony: Canadian Gay Men Living with HIV/AIDS, Their Catholic Devotion, and Greater Well-being.

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    Liboro, Renato M; Walsh, Richard T G

    2016-04-01

    Nine Canadian Catholic HIV-positive gay men were interviewed to obtain a better understanding of why and how they were able to persevere in their faith despite their religion's teachings against homosexuality and contributions to the stigmatization of HIV/AIDS. By examining the lived experiences and personal perspectives of the participants, the study aimed to explore and elucidate the significant role of Catholicism and the Catholic Church both as a continued source of marginalization and oppression, as well as strength and support, for Canadian gay men living with HIV/AIDS today. PMID:26160146

  18. Devotion and Friendship through Facebook: An Ethnographic Approach to Language, Community, and Identity Performances of Young Turkish-American Women

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    Akkaya, Aslihan

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation explores the incorporation of Facebook into everyday live activities and practices of a group of young Turkish-American women affiliated with a faith-based movement, known as the "Hizmet" (volunteer's service) movement. In particular, I examine the emergent communicative practices and performances of these young…

  19. PAPERS DEVOTED TO THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY: Injection laser with a stably scanning radiation pattern

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    Logginov, Aleksandr S.; Plisov, Konstantin I.

    2005-02-01

    A model of self-lateral-mode-locking in an injection laser with a parabolic inhomogeneity of the dielectric constant of the active medium is proposed. It is shown that an appropriate choice of the pump current profile provides a stable scan of the radiation pattern. The role of the antiwaveguide parameter in the violation of the scan stability is discussed in detail. The spectrum of lateral modes is shown to split with increasing this parameter. Subgroups of satellite modes appear inside each mode, which efficiently interact with each other, resulting in periodic violation and recovery of the scan periodicity.

  20. PAPERS DEVOTED TO THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY: Natural convection in laser systems

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    Osipov, Aleksei I.; Uvarov, A. V.

    2005-02-01

    The general type of boundary conditions in heat exchange problems, including heat exchange in laser systems, is discussed. The appearance of convection in a plane layer of a nonequilibrium gas with the volume energy release and its temperature dependence is briefly considered. Convection in a cylindrical system and in a system of coaxial cylinders with a cooled central part is considered in detail. Such systems simulate real laser devices. It is shown that the maximum temperature in the cylindrical system decreases due to convection, whereas the maximum temperature in the system of coaxial cylinders increases, i.e., the analysis of heat removal in a laser system reveals a very important role of convection.

  1. The organization of the posterior parietal cortex devoted to upper limb actions: An fMRI study.

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    Ferri, Stefania; Rizzolatti, Giacomo; Orban, Guy A

    2015-10-01

    The present fMRI study examined whether upper-limb action classes differing in their motor goal are encoded by different PPC sectors. Action observation was used as a proxy for action execution. Subjects viewed actors performing object-related (e.g., grasping), skin-displacing (e.g., rubbing the skin), and interpersonal upper limb actions (e.g., pushing someone). Observation of the three action classes activated a three-level network including occipito-temporal, parietal, and premotor cortex. The parietal region common to observing all three action classes was located dorsally to the left intraparietal sulcus (DIPSM/DIPSA border). Regions specific for observing an action class were obtained by combining the interaction between observing action classes and stimulus types with exclusive masking for observing the other classes, while for regions considered preferentially active for a class the interaction was exclusively masked with the regions common to all observed actions. Left putative human anterior intraparietal was specific for observing manipulative actions, and left parietal operculum including putative human SII region, specific for observing skin-displacing actions. Control experiments demonstrated that this latter activation depended on seeing the skin being moved and not simply on seeing touch. Psychophysiological interactions showed that the two specific parietal regions had similar connectivities. Finally, observing interpersonal actions preferentially activated a dorsal sector of left DIPSA, possibly the homologue of ventral intraparietal coding the impingement of the target person's body into the peripersonal space of the actor. These results support the importance of segregation according to the action class as principle of posterior parietal cortex organization for action observation and by implication for action execution. PMID:26129732

  2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part IV: Media and Law, Section A.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    Section A of the Media and Law section of the proceedings contains the following nine papers: "RICO and the First Amendment: Racketeering Laws Threaten Free Expression" (Matthew D. Bunker and others); "Press Coverage of the Federal Appellate Courts: Technology and a Shared Notion of Newsworthiness" (Rebekah V. Bromley); "The Evolution of Illinois…

  3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part VI: Politics and Mass Media.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Politics and Mass Media section of the proceedings contains the following eight papers: "Politics and the War on Drugs: Patterns of News Coverage" (Lisa Brockmeier); "The Challenge of Bearing Witness in Political Reporting: Making the Public Conversational Partners" (Karon Reinboth Speckman); "The Concrete-Avoidance Model: Media, Public…

  4. A resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the founding of Ducks Unlimited, Incorporated, the achievements of the organization in habitat conservation, and the support of the organization for the waterfowling heritage of the United States.

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    Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS

    2012-04-19

    04/19/2012 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2557; text as passed Senate: CR S2557; text of measure as introduced: CR S2553) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  5. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part II: Journalism History, Section B.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    Section B of the Journalism History section of the proceedings contains the following nine papers: "Weep into Silence/Cries of Rage: Bitter Divisions in Hawaii's Japanese Press" (Tom Brislin); "Viewing the Newspaper as International: The First International Organization of Journalists Debates News Copyright 1894-1898" (Ulf Jonas Bjork); "The…

  6. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part IX: Media and Technology.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Media and Technology section of these proceedings contains the following six papers: "The Effects of Tabular and Graphical Display Formats on Time Spent Processing Statistics" (James D. Kelly); "Program Choice in a Broadband Environment" (Steven S. Wildman and Nancy Y. Lee); "Visual Crosstabs: A Technique for Enriching Information Graphics"…

  7. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part XVI: Miscellaneous Studies.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Miscellaneous Studies section of the proceedings contains the following 16 papers: "Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny: Iconography of Two Corporate Stars" (William A. Mikulak); "We Know Who You Are: A Niche Communications Explication and Model" (Jana Frederick-Collins); "The Ways They Get Their Stories: Is Utilitarianism the Best Moral Theory for…

  8. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part VIII: Mass Media Effects.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Mass Media Effects section of the proceedings contains the following eight papers: "The Spiral of Static: A Multivariate Analysis of a Public Opinion Theory Applied to Perception of Radio Station Popularity" (Terry Wedel and Tony Rimmer); "More Than Just Talk: Uses, Gratifications and the Telephone" (Garrett J. O'Keefe and Barbara K.…

  9. Investing in Human Capital. Leadership for the Challenges of the 21st Century. Edited Proceedings of the Institute of International Education Forum (75th, New York, New York, October 27, 1994).

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    Institute of International Education, New York, NY.

    These proceedings highlight the Institute for International Education's forum on the implications of the emergence of a global economy and the worldwide communications revolutions for international education and training. Over 200 individuals from the corporate, foundation, government, academic, and diplomatic communities participated in the…

  10. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part X: Health, Science, and the Environment.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Health, Science, and the Environment section of these proceedings contains the following seven papers: "Columbus, Mars, and the Changing Images and Ideologies of Exploration: A Critical Examination" (Lin Bin and August T. Horvath); "Prime Time TV Portrayals of Sex, 'Safe Sex' and AIDS: A Longitudinal Analysis" (Dennis T. Lowry and Jon A.…

  11. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part XII: Foreign and International Media.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The International Media section of the proceedings contains the following 13 papers: "Text and Context: A Case Study of International News Discourse" (Shujen Wang); "The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Japan and the U.K.: A Comparative Analysis" (Roya Akhavan-Majid); "Reinventing Freedom of the Press: The Search for a Post-Soviet Model in…

  12. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part I: Journalism History, Section A.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    Section A of the Journalism History section of the proceedings contains the following 10 papers: "Mixed Messages in a Progressive Newspaper: The Milwaukee Journal and Woman Suffrage, 1911-1912" (Elizabeth Burt); "The Search for Unity: The Importance of the Black Press in the Emigration/Colonization Issues of the 1800s" (Bernell E. Tripp);…

  13. Political Science's Responsibility to the Community: A Promise Fulfilled? Anniversary Sessions of the Department of Political Science, University of Illinois (75th, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, November 20-21, 1981). The Edmund James James Lecture.

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    Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Political Science.

    This report contains the keynote speech, the panel discussions, and questions (with responses) from the audience for each of two major sessions on the responsibility of political science to the community. The focus of the first session was academic political science and public service. The keynote speaker was William N. Cassella. Panelists were…

  14. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part V: Media and Law, Section B.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    Section B of the Media and Law section of the proceedings contains the following nine papers: "The Professional Person as Libel Plaintiff: Reexamination of the Public Figure Doctrine" (Harry W. Stonecipher and Don Sneed); "The Anti-Federalists and Taxation under the Free Press Clause of the First Amendment" (Brad Thompson); "Independent State…

  15. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part XV: The Newspaper Business.

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    Seneca Nation Educational Foundation, Salamanca, NY.

    The Newspaper Business section of the proceedings contains the following 13 papers: "Daily Newspaper Market Structure, Concentration and Competition" (Stephen Lacy and Lucinda Davenport); "Who's Making the News? Changing Demographics of Newspaper Newsrooms" (Ted Pease); "Race, Gender and White Male Backlash in Newspaper Newsrooms" (Ted Pease);…

  16. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992). Part III: Media History.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Media History section of the proceedings contains the following nine papers: "'This Is a Test': The Evolution of the Emergency Broadcast System" (Larry G. Burkum); "Radio Homemaker Programming: Old Time Radio's Ingredient for Attracting Women Listeners" (J. Steven Smethers and Lee Jolliffe); "Her Amplified Voice: Gender, War Propaganda and…

  17. Volcano monitoring at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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    1986-01-01

    The island of Hawaii has one of the youngest landscapes on Earth, formed by the frequent addition of new lava to its surface. Because Hawaiian eruptions are generally nonexplosive and easily accessible, the island has long attracted geologists interested in studying the extraordinary power of volcanic eruption. The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), now nearing its 75th anniversary, has been in the forefront of volcanology since the early 1900s. This issue of Earthquakes and Volcanoes is devoted to the work of the Observatory and its role in studying the most recent eruptions of Hawaii's two currently active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa.

  18. Brno Studies in English. Volume Eight. Charisteria Iosepho Vachek Sexagenario Oblata (Festschrift in Honor of Josef Vachek's Sixtieth Birthday).

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    Firbas, Jan, Ed.; Hladky, Josef, Ed.

    This festscrift is presented in honor of Josef Vachek, founder of the linguistic section of the Department of English and American studies of the Purkyne University. Papers in the collection represent a wide spectrum of research and thought in linguistics and the English language and are authored by the following: (1) J. Firbas, Brno; (2) M.…

  19. [Skvyrs'ka Etel Berkivna--a gifted researcher and pedagogue (to the 100th anniversary of birthday)].

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    Vynohradova, R P

    2007-01-01

    E. B. Skvyrska was born in the town of Chigirin. In 1928 she graduated from the Agricultural-Pedagogical Division of the Kyiv Institute of People's Education (Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, now) in speciality pedagogue-biologist. In 1937 she finished the post-graduate course at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, in 1940 she defended the thesis for the Candidate's degree in biology and the title of the senior researcher was conferred on her in 1941. Beginning from 1936, E. B. Skvyrska had been working at the Institute of Biochemistry. She was working at the Department of Structure and Biochemistry of Nervous System (till 1963), and then at the Department of Structure and Biochemistry of Nuclear Acids (till 1973). In 1958 she defended the thesis for the Doctor's degree. From 1938 to 1941 E. B. Skvyrska worked as the assistant, and from 1945 to 1950 as the docent of the Department of Biochemistry at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv (State) National University. Up to 1941 her scientific work was dedicated to the investigation of peculiarities of carbohydrate metabolism of the central and peripheral nervous system depending on the animal age. Since 1951 E. B. Skvyrska was investigating the metabolism of high-molecular phosphorus-including compounds (nucleic acids, phosphoproteins and phospholipids) in the central nervous system during the excitation and inhibition, in ontogenesis, in functionally and morphologically different parts of the nervous system, in different structure elements of the nerve cell. The results of investigations allowed finding the biochemical peculiarities connected with the difference of structure and function of morphologically different divisions of the nervous system. Peculiarities and functioning of t-RNA and aminoacyl-t-RNA synthetases of rats in norm and during starvation were studied at the Department of Nucleic Acids. More than 50 scientific works have been published.

  20. Bilingual Education. Focusschrift in Honor of Joshua A. Fishman on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Volume I.

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    Garcia, Ofelia, Ed.

    The collection of essays on bilingual education is divided into five sections covering theoretical considerations, planning, policies and implementation in an international context, U.S. policies, and practices. Papers include: "A Gathering of Voices, a 'Legion of Scholarly Decency' and Bilingual Education: Fishman's Biographemes as Introduction"…

  1. [Permanently engaged in TCM research, 50 years experience in writing - in memory of Dr. Okanisi Tameto's 110th Birthday.].

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    Guo, Xiu-Mei

    2009-11-01

    Okanisi Tameto (1898 - 1973) lived in Northeast China for 34 years after he came to China at the age of 17. During these 34 years, he graduated from a student to a doctor, became an editor, professor and finally became an excellent researcher of TCM, who made monumental contributions to the development of TCM. Okanisi Tameto witnessed the brutality of war, being even in danger of his life several times. The wars made his life even harder, his parents and friends died in the turbulent years, but all of this did not affect his faith as well as his enthusiasm in studying TCM. After returning to his country when middle-aged, he worked for a pharmaceutical company and lived a simple and plain life. However, his research and writing never stopped. In his lifetime he completed 272 articles, as well as books, dissertations and essays etc. his famous book Songyiqianyijikao (Textual Research on Medical Books of the Pre-Song Period)-a famous TCM literary work that was completed in 1931 - 1948. The Beijing People's Medical Publishing House published his book in 1958, which attracted the attention of the Asian and European TCM sectors.

  2. [Professor Wacław Kuśnierczyk (1908-1997)--Pro Memoria in the century of birthday].

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    Brozek, Krzysztof; Kozakiewicz, Jacek; Kierzek, Andrzej

    2009-01-01

    Wacław Kuśnierczyk was born in 1908 in Sniatyń. He received the degree in medicine at Jan Kazimierz University in Lwów in 1932. He did his PhD degree under Professor Zaleski supervision in 1938 at Jan Kazimierz University. At that time he concentrated his scientific activity on research on tuberculosis. In 1953 he obtained the title of second degree specialist in ear, nose and throat diseases. He became a chief of Otolaryngology at Urban Hospital No 4 in Katowice in 1960. Since then this eminent physician was working on tumours located in upper respiratory tract and the possibility of its endoscopic diagnosis at Silesian Academy of Medicine in Katowice. As one of the first he pointed out the negative influence of smoking cigarettes on cancer of larynx. It was Wacław Kuśnierczyk who implemented new priorities for integrated programs in patient care, research, education and cancer prevention. He has published widely in peer reviewed journals and has edited or contributed to many books. He has given many major lectures and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his scientific accomplishments. The achievement of Professor Kuśnierczyk were the valuable source of information for the physicians. In 1997, on the 31st of January he died in Katowice.

  3. William Boog Leishman-A Brief Reminder of His Life and Work on the Occasion of His 150th Birthday.

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    Weyers, Wolfgang

    2016-06-01

    William Boog Leishman was born 150 years ago. Although his description of "small round or oval bodies" in a smear from the spleen pulp of a soldier who had died of kala-azar was not the first one of Leishmania and although Leishman did not make the diagnosis of kala-azar and misinterpreted the microorganisms to be trypanosomes, his article became the springboard for a series of studies that, within a few months, established Leishmania as a previously unknown genus of protozoa and led to appreciation of the clinical spectrum of kala-azar and the relationship between cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. PMID:27205906

  4. A resolution observing the 100th birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and commemorating her legacy.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI

    2012-12-13

    12/19/2012 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S8232-8233) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  5. [Bioethics and biomedical experiment evolution from Alkmaion to Pavlov. Dedicated to 160 years since I.P. Pavlov's birthday].

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    Kopaladze, R A

    2009-01-01

    Ethic aspects of biomedical experiment evolution from Alkmaion to Pavlov, are analysed. The history of reflexes in the paradigm of mechanitsism and antropomorphism is reinterpreted. It is emphasized that animal life and their behaviour exceed the bounds of mechanitsizm. It is grounded the necessity of humane treating living organisms. The theory of conditioned reflexes and the method of physiological synthesis are considered in the context of bioethics. It is shown that Pavlov's methodological approaches are in correspondence with the modern principles of bioethics of scientific animal experiments. PMID:19764630

  6. [At the origin of the development of russian angiology (dedicated to the 150 birthday of academician N.P. Kravkov)].

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    Uzbekova, D G

    2015-01-01

    The article describes scientific activity of outstanding pharmacologist, Academician N.P. Kravkov (1865-1924) on studying dynamics of the vascular system in experiment: Using the method of isolated animal organs of animals, N.P. Kravkov discovered self-maintained periodic contractions of vessels independent of the central nervous system and not associated with cardiac contractions. On isolated animal organs (heart, kidneys, spleen, womb, pancreas and others) specialists of the laboratory of N.P. Kravkov studied vascular reactions and sensitivity of vascular zones to administration of pharmacological agents in normal conditions and on various experimental ''pathological" models. For studying physiology and pharmacology of coronary vessels irrespective of cardiac contractions masking change in their lumen N.P. Kravkov suggested his original method of cardiac arrest by means of administration of strophanthin followed by passing through vessels of the unfunctioning heart solutions of various pharmacological substances. N.P. Kravkov and !{is followers studied alterations in vascular tonicity on isolated organs of cadavers of people who had died of various diseases: tuberculosis, typhoid fever and epidemic typhus, scarlet fever, measles, diphtheria, pneumonia et cet. The scientist believed that studying the functional state of vessels on post-mortem material would make it possible to more precisely and accurately solve the problem of intravital alterations thereof N.P. Kravkov's works on physiology and pathology of'the vascular system served as the basis for the developing clinical discipline, i.e. angiology. PMID:26824096

  7. Banquet Speech at the Singapore Conference in Honour of Murray Gell-Mann on His 80th Birthday

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    Yang, Chen Ning

    2013-05-01

    It was about 60 years ago in 1951 that I first met in Princeton, at the Institute for Advanced Study, our Honoree tonight, Murray Gell-Mann. In the intervening 60 years, man's understanding of the fundamental structure of matter has made great historic advances. At this wonderful Conference, we have the opportunity to review some of these historic advances. It is a little like looking over an old album of memorable photographs in one's lifetime. In many of these photographs, Murray appears either in the foreground, or as the photographer snapping the picture. We know he is pleased with the album...

  8. [Scientist-hygienist, teacher and public figure (to the 100th anniversary of birthday of professor Koshelev N F].

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    Kuznetsov, S M; Terentev, L P; Logatkin, S M

    2016-04-01

    Koshelev N.F. made a significant contribution to the development of general and military hygiene. Under his leadership at the S.M.Kirov Military Medical Academy were actively conducted researchers in the field of general hygiene, hygiene, military labour, water, food and sanitation support for the troops formed a new way of hygienic structure understanding, its goals, methods, object and subject of study. Koshelev N.F. developed provisions oJ methodological basics, structure and algorithm of hygienic diagnostics. He also defined basic principles of the universal theory of hygienic regulation and developed its structure, made a number of other original theoretical positions. Koshelev N.F. created a scientific, school, continues the best traditions of domestic hygiene.

  9. Clinical Diagnoses before Age 75 and Men's Survival to Their 85th Birthday: The Manitoba Follow-Up Study

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    Tate, Robert B.; Michaels, Leon; Cuddy, T. Edward; Bayomi, Dennis J.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Of all Canadian and American men who live to age 75 years, about half can expect to live to age 85. Our objective is to examine how clinical diagnoses made before age 75 relate to a man's survival to age 85 years. Design and Methods: Since 1948, a cohort of 3,983 young men (mean age of 31 years at entry) has been followed with routine…

  10. A resolution commemorating the 84th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5, 2011.

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    Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA

    2011-12-05

    12/05/2011 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8342; text as passed Senate: CR S8342; text of measure as introduced: CR S8187) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  11. Happy 50th Birthday Smokey Bear! A Learning Kit about Forests and Fire Safety for Grades K-3.

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    Hall, Meryl

    For over 50 years, the primary goal of Smokey Bear has been to introduce the forest fire prevention message to young children. This learning kit provides the K-3 teacher with activities and resources to help students learn about Smokey Bear and fire safety, about forests as habitats, and about what they can do to protect forests. Students are…

  12. Nuclear astrophysics. Proceedings. Caltech Centennial Year Nuclear Astrophysics Symposium in Honor of William A. Fowler's 80th Birthday

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    Schramm, D. N.; Woosley, S. E.

    1993-05-01

    Contents: 1. The early universe. 2. Laboratory nuclear astrophysics. 3. Stellar evolution and supernovae. 4. Neutrino astrophysics. 5. Heavy-element nucleosynthesis, galactic chemical evolution. 6. Nucleosynthesis, isotopic anomalies, and gamma rays.

  13. [Scientist-hygienist, teacher and public figure (to the 100th anniversary of birthday of professor Koshelev N F].

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    Kuznetsov, S M; Terentev, L P; Logatkin, S M

    2016-04-01

    Koshelev N.F. made a significant contribution to the development of general and military hygiene. Under his leadership at the S.M.Kirov Military Medical Academy were actively conducted researchers in the field of general hygiene, hygiene, military labour, water, food and sanitation support for the troops formed a new way of hygienic structure understanding, its goals, methods, object and subject of study. Koshelev N.F. developed provisions oJ methodological basics, structure and algorithm of hygienic diagnostics. He also defined basic principles of the universal theory of hygienic regulation and developed its structure, made a number of other original theoretical positions. Koshelev N.F. created a scientific, school, continues the best traditions of domestic hygiene. PMID:27416725

  14. Space Time Physics and Fractality: Festschrift in honour of Mohamed El Naschie on the occasion of his 60th birthday

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    Weibel, Peter; Ord, Garnet; Rössler, Otto

    2005-01-01

    Space and Time are the prison bars of reality. Space Time Physics and Fractality is an attempt to tunnel through the rigidity of it all -- by turning everything into dust or smoke. These two ancient traditions are brought together here for the first time -- in the spirit of Democritus and Anaxagoras. Mohamed El Naschie, the sexagenarian, is the "dust dragon". The book contains papers by people who are infected by the same virus of desperately wanting to understand, and represents an incomparable breakthrough.

  15. Rights to Language: Equity, Power, and Education. Celebrating the 60th Birthday of Tove Skutnabb-Kangas.

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    Phillipson, Robert, Ed.

    This collection of papers brings together scholarship on language, education, and society from all parts of the world, situating issues of minorities and bilingual education in broader perspectives of human rights, power, and the ecology of language. Part 1, "Language: Its Diversity, its Study, and Our Understandings of It," includes papers on…

  16. An historical, biographical, literary, and clinical consideration of Freud's 'Analysis Terminable and Interminable' on its fiftieth birthday.

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    Loewenberg, P

    1988-01-01

    Freud's paper is re-examined and placed in biographical and historical context, Moses and monotheism (1934-1938) is treated as a parallel text. Freud's ironic scepticism is viewed against the background of Thomas Mann's 1936 idealization of psychoanalysis. Freud was a sick and dying man in 1937 with every reason for personal pessimism. The political setting was the triumph of fascism in Austria and the impending seizure of Austria by Hitler. Freud fantasized the protection of psychoanalysis by the Roman Catholic Church. The paper is a polemic against the theories of Ferenczi, Adler, and Rank. Contemporaneous defence of prophylactic analysis by Fenichel is reviewed. Freud's political judgement of the moral equivalence of Social Democracy and fascism is critiqued. Freud's injunction to periodic re-analysis and his vision of analysis as 'unending' is supported. The possibility of intergenerational prophylaxis is presented. PMID:3042656

  17. 5 CFR 831.672 - Annuity for a child age 18 to 22 during full-time school attendance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... calendar year of the child's 22nd birthday if the child's birthday is before July 1; or (ii) The last day of the month before the child's 22nd birthday if the child's birthday occurs after June 30 but before... 22 if the child's birthday is after August 31 of the calendar year. (2)(i) An otherwise...

  18. 5 CFR 831.672 - Annuity for a child age 18 to 22 during full-time school attendance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... calendar year of the child's 22nd birthday if the child's birthday is before July 1; or (ii) The last day of the month before the child's 22nd birthday if the child's birthday occurs after June 30 but before... 22 if the child's birthday is after August 31 of the calendar year. (2)(i) An otherwise...

  19. Special issue devoted to application of laser technologies in biophotonics and biomedical studies: Ray-wave approximation for calculating laser radiation scattering by a transparent dielectric spheroidal particle

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    Lugovtsov, A. E.; Nikitin, S. Yu; Priezzhev, A. V.

    2008-06-01

    A theoretical model is developed and an algorithm is proposed for calculating far-field light scattering by a transparent dielectric particle significantly larger than a wavelength. The accuracy of this algorithm is close to that of the discrete dipole approximation. The calculation time for this algorithm in the case of particles with the size parameter higher than 50 is much lower than that for the discrete dipole approximation. Scattering diagrams for spheroidal particles of different sizes, orientations and refractive indices are calculated. The proposed algorithm has a great potential for quick calculations of parameters of light scattering by large biological particles such as erythrocytes and their aggregates, bacteria, etc.

  20. SPECIAL ISSUE DEVOTED TO THE MEMORY OF ACADEMICIAN A M PROKHOROV: Diode-pumped quasi-three-level 456-nm Nd:GdVO4 laser

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    Zavartsev, Yu D.; Zagumennyi, A. I.; Zerrouk, F.; Kutovoi, S. A.; Mikhailov, V. A.; Podreshetnikov, V. V.; Sirotkin, A. A.; Shcherbakov, Ivan A.

    2003-07-01

    A diode-pumped quasi-three-level Nd:GdVO4 laser emitting at a wavelength of 912 nm corresponding to the 4F3/2 — 4I9/2 transition of the neodymium ion and at the second-harmonic linewidth of 456 nm after intracavity frequency doubling in a KNbO3 crystal is studied. The maximum output power at the fundamental frequency was 2.96 W and the conversion efficiency amounted to 48 %. The second-harmonic output power achieved 220 mW for the conversion efficiency of 15 %.

  1. Weeds of Hawaii’s lands devoted to watershed protection and biodiversity conservation: Role of biological control as the missing piece in an integrated pest management strategy

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    Medeiros, Arthur C.; Loope, L.L.

    2011-01-01

    Despite Hawaii’s reputation as an extinction icon, significant biological resources remain, especially in watersheds, natural areas, and specialized edaphic sites (e.g., lava dry forest, coastal). While direct habitat destruction by humans continues, human-facilitated biological invaders are currently the primary agents of continuing degradation. The ability of invasive plants to have prolific seed production, efficient dispersal systems, and to become established in dense vegetation, complicated by Hawaii’s rugged topography, appears to render mechanical and chemical control as mere holding actions. Costly, ‘environmentally unfriendly’, and often ineffective, strategies using chemical and mechanical control on a large scale, despite the most valiant of efforts, can be viewed simply as attempts to buy time. Without increased levels of safely tested biological control, the seemingly inevitable result is the landscape level transformation of native forests, with potentially catastrophic consequences to cultural, biological, water, and economic resources. Increased levels of effective biological control for certain intractable invasive species appear to comprise a conspicuous ‘missing piece’ in our efforts to protect Hawaiian watersheds and other conservation lands.

  2. SPECIAL ISSUE DEVOTED TO MULTIPLE RADIATION SCATTERING IN RANDOM MEDIA: Optical clearing of the eye sclera in vivo caused by glucose

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    Genina, Elina A.; Bashkatov, A. N.; Sinichkin, Yu P.; Tuchin, Valerii V.

    2006-12-01

    Changes in the optical properties of the eye sclera of a laboratory animal (rabbit) caused by the noninvasive administration of an immersion agent (aqueous glucose solution) into sclera are studied experimentally in vivo by the method of reflection spectroscopy and simulated numerically. The diffusion coefficients of glucose and water in sclera are estimated from simulations of optical clearing within the framework of the developed model as h(5.4±0.1)×10-7 and (5.8±0.2)×10-7 cm2 s-1, respectively. Experiments showed that the application of the glucose solution on the sclera allows the efficient control of its optical properties, which makes it possible to deliver the laser energy to internal eye tissues without considerable attenuation and distortions of its spatial distribution in laser diagnostics and therapy.

  3. Biparental incubation in the chestnut-vented tit-babbler Parisoma subcaeruleum: Mates devote equal time, but males keep eggs warmer

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    Auer, S.K.; Bassar, R.D.; Martin, T.E.

    2007-01-01

    Biparental care in birds is less common during incubation than in other nesting stages. Males share in incubating eggs in a minority of bird species, and male effort is generally thought to be lower than females when sharing does occur. However, male assistance and incubation efficacy is poorly studied in such species. We examined sex differences in incubation effort in 12 pairs of a species with biparental incubation, the chestnut-vented tit-babbler Parisoma subcaeruleum. Males and females did not differ in the amount of time spent incubating during the day, time of day spent incubating, nor in their ability to rewarm eggs. Yet, males consistently maintained eggs at higher temperatures than their female partners, despite the absence of a brood patch. ?? Journal of Avian Biology.

  4. Vertical profiles of pollutant gases measured with passive DOAS in the Po Valley devoted to satellite and chemical model data comparison

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    Masieri, S.; Petritoli, A.; Kostadinov, I.; Bortoli, D.; Premuda, M.; Ravegnani, F.; Giovanelli, G.

    2009-04-01

    In the frame of QUITSAT Italian pilot project (Air QUality with InTegration of ground-based and SAtellite measurement and chemical Transport model), two field campaigns were made in S.Pietro Capofiume (44.65˚ N; 11.37˚ E) and Bologna (44.52˚ N; 11.34˚ E) to provide concentration of ground particular matter and gaseous pollutants, namely nitrogen dioxide (NO2), formaldehyde (HCHO), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and ozone (O3). The aim of the campaigns was to provide experimental data need for tests and improvement of algorithms developed for integration of satellite and ground-based data together with chemical transport model data in order to retrieve air quality in the QUITSAT domain. Ground based measurements were carried out within a network of in-situ analyser in the Po Valley and with a scanning multi-axis DOAS (Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy) spectrometer system developed at ISAC-CNR institute [1], in collaboration with Geophysics Center of Evora [2]. TropoGAS (TROPOspheric Gas Analyser Spectrometer) spectrometer permits active and passive DOAS measurements at the chosen angles: α =1,2,3,6,10,15,20,90 and another measurement was taken along the sun direction. A Xenon lamp installed at 1km of distance from spectrometer was used as a reference concentration measured in the same place, and these values shows good agreement with in-situ analyser concentration. Gas spectral absorption was evaluated with DOAS [3] algorithms from 430 to 500 nm in two different windows: first from 436 to 460 nm for NO2 retrieval; second from 460 to 500 nm for O4 (best line at 477 nm) and NO2. Air Mass Factor (AMF) was calculated using PROMSAR (PROcessing of Multi-Scattered Atmospheric Radiation) model [4], that is a backward Montecarlo Radiative Transfer Model (RTM). An apposite inversion method [5][6], was applied to retrieve profiles of the target gases from their Slant Column Densities (SCD), using advanced approaches involving measurement of the atmospheric O4 whose profile depends strongly on altitude [7][8]. Due to this it is also possible gain information about the atmospheric aerosol profile to set better the parameters in AMF Calculation, and then retrieve gas concentration's profiles. The NO2 concentrations measured were in the range of 0.5-25 ppb, as we expect for summer periods in rural area. GAMES (Gas Aerosol Modelling Evaluation System) model [9] was used in this work to have a reference about vertical distribution of gases (the model provides concentration profiles along 4km of altitude, with 11 growing thickness levels). Result of comparison with profile caculate by the model and profile calulate by the Multi-axis DOAS technique, is presented and then it is compared with Satellite column retrieved (with our satellite Data processor) from SCIAMACHY sensor (onboard on ENVISAT platform) and (directly NO2 Tropospheric Vertical Column provided by KNMI) from OMI (onboard on AURA platform). Good agreements between used series are shown and improvements for this methodology are discussed. One month of measurement has been taken in consideration starting from 15 May to 15 June of 2007. Vertical structure of most important trace gases calculated with model has strong correlation with the off-axis DOAS one (in some cases with R2=0,8), so better understanding of profiles and chemistry behaviour can be studied. The experience acquired within QUITSAT activity appears valuable contribution for enlargement of the DOAS applications what concern atmospheric chemistry studies, operative monitoring of the air quality over regional scale as well as satellite data validation. Deployed approaches are not restricted to NO2 but could be applied to other gases e.g. ozone, formaldehyde etc.. Key words: Off axis DOAS, NO2, CTM, AMF, gas profiles, satellite data validation, 1 2. BIBLIOGRAPHY [1] F. Evangelisti, A. Baroncelli, P. Bonasoni, G. Giovanelli, And F. Ravegnani, "Differential optical absorption spectrometer for measurement of tropospheric pollutants," Applied Optics, 34, pp. 2737-2744, 1995. [2] D. Bortoli, "SPATRAM - Spectrometer for ATmospheric TRAcers Measurements, a Prototype Equipment for the monitoring of minor compounds of the atmosphere," PhD dissertation, University of Evora, Evora, Portugal, 2005. [3] U. Platt, "Modern methods of the measurements of atmospheric trace gases," Phys. Chem., 1, pp. 5409-5415, 1999. [4] E. Palazzi, A. Petritoli, G. Giovanelli, I. Kostadinov, D. Bortoli, and F. Ravegnani, "PROMSAR: A multiple scattering atmospheric model for the analysis of DOAS remote sensing measurements," Adv. Space. Res., 36, pp. 1007-1014, 2005. [5] M. Chahine, "A general relaxation method for inverse solutionof the full radiative transfer equation," J. Atmos. Sci., 29, 4, pp. 741-747, 1972. [6] E. Palazzi, A. Petritoli, F. Ravegnani, I. Kostadinov, D. Bortoli, S. Masieri, M. Premuda, and G. Giovanelli, "Retrieval of Gas Pollutants Vertical Profile in the Boundary Layer by Means of Multiple Axis DOAS," IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Vol. 46, pp. 2796-2802, 10.1109/TGRS.2008.2000927, 2008. [7] T. Wagner, B. Dix, C. von Friedeburg, U. Frieß, S. Sanghavi, R. Sinreich, and U. Platt, "MAX-DOAS O4 measurements: A new technique to derive information on atmospheric aerosols—Principles and information content," J. Geophys. Res., 109, D22205, doi:10.1029/2004JD004904, 2004. [8] A. Petritoli, Bonasoni P., Giovanelli G., Ravegnani F., Kostadinov I., Bortoli D., Weiss A., Schaub D., Richter A. and F. Fortezza, "First comparison between ground-based and satellite-borne measurements of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide in the Po basin," J. Geophys. Res., 109, D15307, doi: 10.1029/2004JD004547, 2004. [9] M. Volta, and G. Finzi, "GAMES, a comprehensive Gas Aerosol Modelling Evaluation System," Environ. Model. Software, 21, pp. 587-594, 2006.

  5. An Evaluation of the Impact of the Advertising Council's "Volunteer Against Illiteracy" Campaign on Public Awareness of and Resources Devoted to Adult Literacy for 1985.

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    Newman, Anabel P.

    A study evaluated how an advertising campaign, conducted by Benton & Bowles Advertising Agency, affected the awareness of literacy needs and increased volunteerism for literacy education among the general public and the business community. Data for the evaluation were gathered in an extensive library search, a survey of Coalition for Literacy…

  6. SeqinR 1.0-2: A Contributed Package to the R Project for Statistical Computing Devoted to Biological Sequences Retrieval and Analysis

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    Charif, Delphine; Lobry, Jean R.

    The seqinR package for the R environment is a library of utilities to retrieve and analyze biological sequences. It provides an interface between: (i) the R language and environment for statistical computing and graphics, and (ii) the ACNUC sequence retrieval system for nucleotide and protein sequence databases such as GenBank, EMBL, SWISS-PROT. ACNUC is very efficient in providing direct access to subsequences of biological interest (e.g., protein coding regions, tRNA, or rRNA coding regions) present in GenBank and in EMBL. Thanks to a simple query language, it is then easy under R to select sequences of interest and then use all the power of the R environment to analyze them. The ACNUC databases can be locally installed but they are more conveniently accessed through a web server to take advantage of centralized daily updates. The aim of this chapter is to provide a handout on basic sequence analyses under seqinR with a special focus on multivariate methods.

  7. Multifaceted support for a new medical school in Nepal devoted to rural health by a Canadian Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    Solez, Kim; Karki, Arjun; Rana, Sabita; Bjerland, Holli; Cujec, Bibiana; Aaron, Stephen; Morrish, Don; Walker, Maryann; Gowrishankar, Manjula; Bamforth, Fiona; Satkunam, Lalith; Glick, Naomi; Stevenson, Thomas; Ross, Shelly; Dhakal, Sanjaya; Allain, Dominic; Konkin, Jill; Zakus, David; Nichols, Darren

    2012-11-01

    Nepal and Alberta are literally a world apart. Yet they share a common problem of restricted access to health services in remote and rural areas. In Nepal, urban-rural disparities were one of the main issues in the recent civil war, which ended in 2006. In response to the need for improved health equity in Nepal a dedicated group of Nepali physicians began planning the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), a new health sciences university dedicated to the education of rural health providers in the early 2000s. Beginning with a medical school the Patan Academy of Health Sciences uses international help to plan, deliver and assess its curriculum. PAHS developed an International Advisory Board (IAB) attracting international help using a model of broad, intentional recruitment and then on individuals' natural attraction to a clear mission of peace-making through health equity. Such a model provides for flexible recruitment of globally diverse experts, though it risks a lack of coordination. Until recently, the PAHS IAB has not enjoyed significant or formal support from any single international institution. However, an increasing number of the international consultants recruited by PAHS to its International Advisory Board are from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (UAlberta). The number of UAlberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry members involved in the project has risen to fifteen, providing a critical mass for a coordinated effort to leverage institutional support for this partnership. This paper describes the organic growth of the UAlberta group supporting PAHS, and the ways in which it supports a sister institution in a developing nation. PMID:23121747

  8. SPECIAL ISSUE DEVOTED TO THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF A.M. PROKHOROV: Mechanism of laser drilling superhigh-aspect-ratio holes in polymers

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    Tokarev, V. N.

    2006-07-01

    A brief review of recent theoretical and experimental studies of multipulse laser drilling keyholes in polymers is presented. The stationary keyhole profile is obtained after irradiation by a quite great number of laser pulses due to self-organisation processes and is a new more stable state of the surface irradiated by intense light. This concept together with ample experimental data obtained for various polymers form the basis of the analytical model of multipulse drilling holes with a superhigh depth — diameter ratio (300—600) (the so-called aspect ratio) by using UV excimer KrF laser radiation. The model reveals the main factors controlling the parameters of drilling holes by nanosecond UV pulses and, in particular, determines the conditions for drilling holes with virtually parallel side walls and very high aspect ratios.

  9. A Quantum Cascade Laser Absorption Spectrometer devoted to the in situ measurement of atmospheric N2O and CH4 emission fluxes.

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    Mappé, I; Joly, L; Durry, G; Thomas, X; Decarpenterie, T; Cousin, J; Dumelie, N; Roth, E; Chakir, A; Grillon, P G

    2013-02-01

    This paper describes a Quantum Cascade Laser Absorption Spectrometer, called "QCLAS" that was developed to monitor in situ greenhouse gases like N2O and CH4, at high temporal resolution and with a high accuracy. The design of the laser sensor is reported as well as its performances in terms of precision error and field deployment capabilities. Finally, to demonstrate the efficiency and the robustness of QCLAS and its suitability for gas emission monitoring and for the determination of fluxes, we report the results from a field campaign, that took place in the Wallis and Futuna Islands in 2011, to investigate the impact of environmental intensive pig farming.

  10. PAPERS DEVOTED TO THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY: Fluctuations of laser beams over urban near-the-ground path

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    Arsen'yan, Tat'yana I.; Korolenko, P. V.; Maganova, M. S.; Lomonosov, V. G.; Tanachev, I. A.

    2005-02-01

    A comparative analysis of the fluctuation structure of laser radiation over urban near-the-ground paths is performed for different turbulent states. The data obtained in experiments allow changes in the statistical characteristics of laser beams, which are induced by aperture effects, to be compared to those caused by changes in the turbulent state of the propagation medium. The influence of intermittency of small-scale turbulence on the radiation characteristics is considered. It is found that the intermittency has a weak effect on the rms shift of the beams' 'centers of gravity' but affects substantially the spatial and temporal intensity fluctuations.

  11. SPECIAL ISSUE DEVOTED TO THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF A.M. PROKHOROV: CW lasing in Yb3+ : GGG crystals pumped at 0.925 μm

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    Belovolov, A. M.; Belovolov, M. I.; Dianov, Evgenii M.; Dudin, V. V.; Timoshechkin, M. I.

    2006-07-01

    Single-mode cw lasing was obtained for the first time in Yb3+ : GGG crystals at room temperature at 1.030 and 1.037 μm upon pumping Yb3+ ions by a 0.925-μm neodymium-doped fibre laser. Lasing was observed at the transitions between the lower Stark sublevel of the 2F5/2 level and the upper Stark sublevels of the 2F7/2 ground state of Yb3+ ions. The study of lasing characteristic showed that lasing occurs according to the four-level scheme. The lasing threshold with respect to the absorbed power was 85 mW and the slope lasing efficiency was 20%. Upon 1.7-W pumping, the output power of 310 mW was achieved with the output resonator mirror with the transmission coefficient of 1%. The effective cross section of the lasing transition was 0.9×10-20 cm2.

  12. PAPERS DEVOTED TO THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF A.M.PROKHOROV: Lasing properties of selectively pumped Raman-active Nd3+-doped molybdate and tungstate crystals

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    Basiev, Tasoltan T.; Doroshenko, Maxim E.; Ivleva, Lyudmila I.; Osiko, Vyacheslav V.; Kosmyna, M. B.; Komar', V. K.; Sulc, J.; Jelinkova, H.

    2006-08-01

    The lasing efficiency of Nd3+ ions is studied in laser materials capable of self-Raman frequency conversion. The lasing properties of tungstate and molybdate crystals with the scheelite structure (SrWO4, BaWO4, PbWO4, SrMoO4, PbMoO4) activated with neodymium ions are investigated upon longitudinal pumping by a 750-nm alexandrite laser or a 800-nm diode laser. The slope lasing efficiency obtained for a Nd3+:PbMoO4 laser emitting at 1054 nm is 54.3% for the total lasing efficiency of 46%, which is the best result for all the crystals with the scheelite structure studied so far. The simultaneous Q-switched lasing and self-Raman frequency conversion were demonstrated in neodymium-doped SrWO4, PbWO4, and BaWO4 crystals.

  13. Introducing 2D Materials—a new multidisciplinary journal devoted to all aspects of graphene and related two-dimensional materials

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    Fal'ko, Vladimir I.

    2014-06-01

    On behalf of the Editorial Board and IOP Publishing, I am pleased to announce the opening of 2D Materials. Research on two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, now involves thousands of researchers worldwide cutting across physics, chemistry, engineering and biology, and extending from fundamental science to novel applications. It is this situation which defines the scope and mission of 2D Materials, a new journal that will serve all sides of this multidisciplinary field by publishing urgent research of the highest quality and impact.

  14. Bethe subalgebras in affine Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebras and flat connections for q-KZ equations

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    Isaev, A. P.; Kirillov, A. N.; Tarasov, V. O.

    2016-05-01

    Commutative sets of Jucys-Murphy elements for affine braid groups of {A}(1),{B}(1),{C}(1),{D}(1) types were defined. Construction of R-matrix representations of the affine braid group of type {C}(1) and its distinguished commutative subgroup generated by the {C}(1)-type Jucys-Murphy elements are given. We describe a general method to produce flat connections for the two-boundary quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations as necessary conditions for Sklyanin's type transfer matrix associated with the two-boundary multicomponent Zamolodchikov algebra to be invariant under the action of the {C}(1)-type Jucys-Murphy elements. We specify our general construction to the case of the Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebras (BMW algebras for short). As an application we suggest a baxterization of the Dunkl-Cherednik elements {Y}\\prime {{s}} in the double affine Hecke algebra of type A. Dedicated to Professor Rodney Baxter on the occasion of his 75th Birthday.

  15. Bethe subalgebras in affine Birman–Murakami–Wenzl algebras and flat connections for q-KZ equations

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    Isaev, A. P.; Kirillov, A. N.; Tarasov, V. O.

    2016-05-01

    Commutative sets of Jucys–Murphy elements for affine braid groups of {A}(1),{B}(1),{C}(1),{D}(1) types were defined. Construction of R-matrix representations of the affine braid group of type {C}(1) and its distinguished commutative subgroup generated by the {C}(1)-type Jucys–Murphy elements are given. We describe a general method to produce flat connections for the two-boundary quantum Knizhnik–Zamolodchikov equations as necessary conditions for Sklyanin's type transfer matrix associated with the two-boundary multicomponent Zamolodchikov algebra to be invariant under the action of the {C}(1)-type Jucys–Murphy elements. We specify our general construction to the case of the Birman–Murakami–Wenzl algebras (BMW algebras for short). As an application we suggest a baxterization of the Dunkl–Cherednik elements {Y}\\prime {{s}} in the double affine Hecke algebra of type A. Dedicated to Professor Rodney Baxter on the occasion of his 75th Birthday.

  16. A celebration of mechanics: from nano to macro. The J. Michael T. Thompson Festschrift issue

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    Elishakoff, Isaac

    2013-01-01

    This Theme Issue is dedicated to the topic ‘Mechanics: from nano to macro’ and marks the 75th birthday of Dr J. Michael T. Thompson, Fellow of the Royal Society, whose current affiliations are as follows: (i) Honorary Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge; (ii) Emeritus Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London; and (iii) Professor of Theoretical and Applied Dynamics (Distinguished Sixth Century Chair, part-time), University of Aberdeen. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at ES-Consult (consulting engineers) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The pertinent question that arises from the very start is: should we first salute Michael and then describe the Theme Issue, or vice versa? Indeed, according to Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), the last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first. I would like to take the liberty of deviating from the tradition of the Philosophical Transactions and start with the tribute to Michael; after all he is the prime cause of this Theme Issue. PMID:23690647

  17. A celebration of mechanics: from nano to macro. The J. Michael T. Thompson Festschrift issue.

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    Elishakoff, Isaac

    2013-06-28

    This Theme Issue is dedicated to the topic 'Mechanics: from nano to macro' and marks the 75th birthday of Dr J. Michael T. Thompson, Fellow of the Royal Society, whose current affiliations are as follows: (i) Honorary Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge; (ii) Emeritus Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London; and (iii) Professor of Theoretical and Applied Dynamics (Distinguished Sixth Century Chair, part-time), University of Aberdeen. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at ES-Consult (consulting engineers) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The pertinent question that arises from the very start is: should we first salute Michael and then describe the Theme Issue, or vice versa? Indeed, according to Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), the last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first. I would like to take the liberty of deviating from the tradition of the Philosophical Transactions and start with the tribute to Michael; after all he is the prime cause of this Theme Issue.

  18. [The experimental development of the concept of O. S. Adrianov on the correlation of functional and neurochemical processes: regulatory peptides in mediator system dysfunction].

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    Popova, N S; Dovedova, E L; Kachalova, L M; Gershteĭn, L M

    2000-01-01

    The article is devoted to commemoration of full member of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Oleg Andreevich Adrianov, who would have celebrated his 75-th anniversary in 1998. O. S. Adrianov, author of numerous works on physiology and morphology of central nervous system, in the recent years of his was studying the problem of the processes relationship at macro and micro levels of brain organization. Further to the concept created by O.S. Adrianov, data on action of two peptides: delta-sleep and tafcine, on behavior, neurophysiological and neurochemical processes have been consolidated. Experimental data were obtained for rabbits, cats, and dogs, both intact and in the state of pathology (psychomotoric excitement, bradykinesia, penicillin epilepsy). Impact of peptides on convergation processes is discussed: peptide of delta-sleep depresses reactions of brain structures to photo- and phono-stimulation, and activates the serotoninergic system in general; tafcine enforces the convergation processes and activates the dopaminergic system.

  19. 75 FR 45190 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request

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  20. 5 CFR 843.410 - Annuity for a child age 18 to 22 during full-time school attendance.

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  2. 45 CFR 1356.82 - Data collection requirements.

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  3. A resolution recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Welfare Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the significant impact of the Welfare Program in the United States and throughout the world in helping people in need.

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    Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT

    2011-11-15

    11/15/2011 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7584-7585; text as passed Senate: CR S7584-7585; text of measure as introduced: CR S7454-7455) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  4. 30 Years Later - a New Approach to Sol Spiegelman's and Leslie Orgel's in vitro EVOLUTIONARY STUDIES Dedicated to Leslie Orgel on the occasion of his 70th birthday

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    Oehlenschläger, Frank; Eigen, Manfred

    1997-12-01

    The conditions necessary for evolution are amplification, mutagenesis and selection. Here we describe the evolutionary response of an in vitro replicating system to the selection pressure for fast growth and show what happens to the amplified molecules within this replication system. Our emphasis is on methodology, on the monitoring and the automation of experiments in molecular evolution. In order to perform in vitro studies on the evolution of RNA molecules, a modified self-sustained sequence replication (3SR) method was used. In the first step of the 3SR reaction, the RNA template is reversely transcribed by HIV-1 reverse transcriptase, followed by a second strand synthesis and the transcription of the resulting dsDNA by T7 RNA polymerase. The selection pressure (fast growth) was achieved by applying the principle of serial transfer pioneered in the laboratories of Sol Spiegelman and Leslie Orgel. At the end of the exponential growth phase of the 3SR reaction, an aliquot of the reaction mixture is transfered into a new sample containing only buffer, nucleotides and enzymes while RNA template molecules are provided by the transfer. The conditions in the exponential growth phase allow the RNA molecules to be amplified in a constant environment; all enzymes (HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and T7 RNA polymerase) and nucleotides are present in large excess. Therefore, transfering reproducibly within the exponential growth phase is equivalent to selecting for fast growth; those molecules which can replicate faster will displace others after several transfers. The experiments were performed using a serial transfer apparatus (STA) which allows the nucleic acid concentration to be monitored on-line by measuring the laser-induced fluorescence caused by intercalation of thiazole orange monomers into the RNA/DNA amplification products. The serial transfer experiments were carried out with an RNA template (220b RNA) that represents a 220-base segment of the HIV-1 genome and comprises the in vivo primer binding site (PBS) for the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. It could be shown that after only two serial transfers two RNA species (EP1 and EP2) emerged that were much shorter. EP1 (48b) and EP2 (54b) were formed by deletion mutations within the original 220b RNA template in the very beginning of the serial transfer experiment; due to their higher replication rate (calculated from the growth curves derived on-line) these two deletion mutants displaced the original 220b RNA template in the course of the following thirty transfers. We assume that these two RNA species evolved independently of each other. Their formation was probably induced by a strand-transfer reaction of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. Sequence analyses of these two evolution products seem to confirm such a presented pathway. 30 years after Spiegelman's experiment, the study described here is another answer to the question he posed: `How do molecules evolve if the only demand is the biblical injunction: multiply?'. The answer, derived from a modified 3SR amplification system (mimicking a part of the HIV-1 replication cycle in vitro), is the same as thirty years ago: The RNA molecules adapt to the new conditions by throwing away any ballast not needed for fast replication. Clearly, this is only one aspect of molecular evolution; however, it shows that we should be careful in designating unidentified genetic material as `junk DNA'.

  5. [Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1701-1788). The main ideas of his science of life. On the tricentenary of the French naturalist's birthday].

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    Bednarczyk, Andrzej

    2007-01-01

    The aim of the paper is construct an outline of G. L. Buffon's ontology, epistemology and theoretical foundations of biology, using the general ideas recovered from and revealed in the voluminous text of Buffon's Histoire naturelle, which underpinned his biology and the natural science of the Age of Enlightenment, and which Buffon never expounded in a separate work. It was deism that Buffon used as a theoretical assumption that could facilitate explaining of where to look for the origin of the uniformity and order that prevailed in nature, and for the source of the natural laws that were being discovered. It was naturalism, a common cognitive attitude among the natural scientists of the Age of Enlightenment, that Buffon expressed in his view that the created and embodied nature was the only object of cognition within whose bounds the cognizant should remain in the process of cognition, by explaining it through itself. Indeed, Buffon made the notion of nature, which sometimes reveals pantheistic overtones, his main theoretical category. The naturalist Buffon was also a universalist in that he conceived of nature as the infinite universe and entered into it cognitively. He proved his universalist stance by (i) propounding the cosmogonic hypothesis, (ii) formulating the concept of life dispersed throughout the universe, and (iii) viewing the process of Earth's formation as one of the many occurring in the universe, and of life on Earth as one of the many biospheres. Buffon was also a determinist, which can be seen in his belief that the object of nature show stability in their mutability, and unity in their variability, which is the effect of immutable laws which belong to the nature of the world. This determinism showed in Buffon's views in three varieties: causal determinism, co-existential (or morphological) determinism and statistical determinism; he did not accept finalism. Buffon was the author of the principle of the conservation of life, according to which the amount of life in the universe is constant, life is an autonomous quality, and animate matter is as ancient as inanimate matter. This principle forms part of the concept of organic corpuscles, a concept which is not without its internal contradictions. Prominent in this concept, the best known among Buffon's theoretical concepts, is the idea of corpuscularism, and ancient concept, related to that of atomism, which found an application in the biology of the Age of Enlightenment in its qualitative variety. Continualism, an idea opposed to that of corpuscularism, manifested itself in Buffon's philosophy in the form of the concept of the chain of being, which Buffon devised basing on one morphological type which was subject to modification. Connected with this latter, specific way of modelling the structure of nature is the notion of species. Species, discovered by Buffon in nature and viewed as existing in nature in a real way, had a physiological character (in that species were formed by individuals that produced a fertile offspring) and endured in an immutable way (irrespective of the suggestion formulated by historians of biology that species were mutable). As a natural scientist, Buffon was an empiric, or even an empiricist. His attempts at experiments, such as the model experiment in trying to develop the cosmogonic hypothesis, are among the rare exceptions. It was this hypothesis, and the history of the Earth that was intertwined in it, that led Buffon to adopt the concept of geological time and to postulate that irreversible events occurred within it, thus discovering something that was reminiscent of the history of human society. Although Buffon used many very general theoretical notions and hypothetical concepts, this broad view of nature cannot be said-- in spite of the opinions of numerous historians--to have formed a system. It does, however, remain a comprehensive vision of nature, an attempt at an ambitious synthesis in the field of natural science.

  6. BOOK REVIEW: Gravitation: Following the Prague Inspiration A Volume in Celebration of the 60th Birthday of Jiri Bicák

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    Semerák, O.; Podolsky, J.; Zofka, M.

    2003-10-01

    To a relativist, a time period equivalent to that of 60 orbits of the Earth around the Sun, or 5.676438379482·1019 cm of proper time, may not sound particularly significant. Yet, in our human society, it gives us the opportunity of honouring those we love and respect. Such was the occasion for the publication of this volume in honour of Professor Jiri Bicák of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Charles University in Prague - a city in which Tycho Brahe and Kepler worked together, and where Einstein struggled to construct his general theory of relativity. An appropriate, but unusual, celebratory event which was organized on the relevant January evening involved an intersection of interesting time-shifted worldlines. A record of this is available at http://astro.troja.mff.cuni.cz/bicak/, which may help in comprehending the preface. Our purpose here, however, is to comment on the more permanent item that was produced for the occasion. It must immediately be stated that this is not a typical festschrift in which leading authorities around the world contribute articles dedicated to an academic colleague. It was a surprise present from past research students to their teacher. It maintains the character of a personal tribute but, basically, the contributions are research papers of the highest quality. The result is a very valuable academic reference. As Bicák would have wanted, this is a substantial contribution to objective science, not a piece of post-modern sentimentalism. Reflecting Bicák's own wide interests, the different contributions to this volume cover specific topics in general relativity, astrophysics, theoretical physics and cosmology. They include original articles and thorough up-to-date reviews. In all cases, detailed mathematical or computational analysis is guided by requirements of physical significance. The first paper is by Dolezel on observations from within slowly rotating voids in cosmological models and their compatibility with Mach's principle. Stuchlik has thoroughly reviewed the effect of a small cosmological constant on geodesic motion and the equipotential surfaces associated with the formation of accretion discs, and Karas, Subr and Slechta report some interesting results from their model for analysing the dynamics of a stellar cluster near a galactic centre with an accretion disc. Semerák has contributed a thorough and most useful review of exact models for realistic axially symmetric discs of matter around rotating spheroidal black holes. There is a paper by Hledik illustrating the use of optical reference geometry and embedding diagrams for analysing the properties of orbits about black holes, and Ledvinka has illustrated graphically what a rotating neutron star would actually look like to an observer. Podolsky has comprehensively reviewed exact expanding and non-expanding impulsive gravitational waves, describing the various ways they may be constructed and their global properties in Minkowski, de Sitter and anti-de Sitter backgrounds. The spinning C-metric is investigated by Pravda and Pravdová with a view to clarifying its physical interpretation as a pair of accelerating Kerr black holes, and Balek has described the properties of spacetimes that can be constructed by cutting and pasting parts of Minkowski space. The volume concludes with some remarks by Kopf on a functional approach to the renormalization of the stress-energy tensor in the semiclassical Einstein equations, and a review by Krtous of boundary quantum mechanics in which measurements at the initial and final moments in time are treated independently and which can be formulated without reference to causal structure. These are all valuable articles which deserve to be widely known. Overall, this is a most impressive tribute to a leader in the academic study of gravitation, who has clearly inspired the generation after him and helped establish a thriving research community in his beautiful native city. Jerry Griffiths

  7. Society News: Welcome to Griffiths Bay; RAS Associate wins Shaw Prize; Postgraduate prize preparations; Council minutes on-line; Birthday Honours; Kavli Prize; New Fellows

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2008-08-01

    The late Donald Griffiths will be commemorated in the name of a bay on the Antarctic Peninsula. Prof. Reinhard Genzel, Associate of the Society since 1994, Darwin Lecturer in 2007, and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics has been awarded the Shaw Prize in Astronomy for 2008. While postgrad students complete their PhD theses, supervisors should note the deadline for submissions to the annual Michael Penston and Keith Runcorn Prizes.

  8. [Hanna Ivanivna Sylakova--a bright personality, scientist and pedagogue by vocation. On the 100th anniversary of birthday 4.12.1908-6.05.1980].

    PubMed

    Vynohradova, R P

    2008-01-01

    H. I. Sylakova, doctor of science in biology, senior scientific worker, assistant professor, was born in Kharkiv, graduated from the faculty of pediatry of the 1st Kharkiv Medical Institute (1927-1931) and passed through the postgraduate course. In 1938 she defended her thesis for the candidate's degree. In 1935-1941 she firstly worked as the assistant, and then the assistant professor of the Department of Biochemistry of the 1st Kharkiv Medical Institute. In the period of evacuation (1941-1946) she worked as the head of the Department of Biochemistry at the Chelyabinsk Medical Institute. From 1947 to 1980 H. I. Sylakova worked as the senior scientific worker at the Department of Muscle Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukr. SSR. She was given the scientific status of the assistant professor in 1941, senior scientific worker in 1949. In 1956 she defended her thesis for the doctor's degree. Jointly with D. L. Ferdman H. I. Sylakova firstly found and investigated physiological role and transformation ways of glutamine in muscles. She was the first to find and investigate the enzyme glutaminase in different muscles of animals (skeletal, heart, stomach, kidneys muscles) and in their subcellular elements in norm and under various pathologic conditions. She has elaborated the method of isolation of pure nuclear fraction with unchanged structure. The results of scientific investigations were reported at numerous congresses, conferences, symposia and published in more than 100 scientific works; she prepared 7 candidates of science and a lot of graduates. H. I. Sylakova worked as a secretary of the Kyiv Division of Biochemical Society, Scientific Secretary of the research problem Animal and Human Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and Ukr. SSR, Editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian Biochemical Journal, head of the State Examination Commission of Biologic faculty of the Kyiv State University, etc. Her work was marked by the medal For Distinguished Labour in the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945. PMID:19351066

  9. [The contribution of N.I. Pirogov to the development of forensic medicine (on the occasion of his 200th birthday anniversary)].

    PubMed

    Isakov, V D; Tolmachev, I A; Ozeretskovskiĭ, L B; Tiurin, M V; Belousova, O D

    2011-01-01

    The main facets of professor N.I. Pirogov's professional activity are outlined. Forensic medicine (in the first place its organizational and practical aspects) was an integral component of his scientific and clinical work, along with applied anatomy and surgery. Landmark publications of N.I. Pirogov are listed with special reference to those concerned with forensic medical expertise of medical malpractice cases, postmortem inspection and intravital examination procedures, wound ballistics studies, the atlas of forensic pathology, etc. The surgeon and anatomist N.I. Pirogov can be justly regarded as a founder of forensic medicine in this country. PMID:21866839

  10. [Conditioning studies in the Pavlov's laboratory during 75 years of its existence (on the 150th birthday of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov)].

    PubMed

    Suvorov, N F; Voĭlokova, N L

    1999-01-01

    The paper reviews experimental and clinical data obtained on physiology and pathology of the higher nervous system by the Laboratory founded by I. P. Pavlov during 75 years of its existence: the principle of systemic organisation of the brain structures activity, the role of separate subcortical structures in organisation of behaviour, theoretical development of experimental pathology problems, inner inhibition, the role of sympathetic nervous system in conditioning, possible neurophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms of conditioning.

  11. The Analysis of Emission Lines; A Meeting in Honour of the 70th Birthdays of D. E. Osterbrock and M. J. Seaton

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    Williams, Robert (Editor); Livio, Mario (Editor); Dufour, Reginald J.

    1994-01-01

    A review of the field of astronomical spectroscopy with emphasis on emission lines in astrophysical plasmas is presented. A brief history of UV spectroscopy instruments is given, following by a discussion and tabulation of major atlases of UV emission-line objects to date (mid-1994). A discussion of the major diagnostic UV emission lines in the approx. 912-3200 A spectral region that are useful for determining electron densities, temperatures, abundances, and extinction in low- to moderate density plasmas is given, with examples of applications to selected objects. The review concludes by presenting some recent results from HST, HUT, and IUE on UV emission-line spectroscopy of nebulae and active galaxies.

  12. A resolution observing the 100th birthday of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and honoring her legacy as an American heroine.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Pryor, Mark L. [D-AR

    2014-01-29

    02/03/2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  13. [Kurt R. Eissler and the relaunch of the Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse. Late acknowledgment of a great support on the occasion of his 100th birthday].

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    Eickhoff, Friedrich-Wilhelm

    2009-01-01

    Eissler's historical interest was reflected in numerous contributions to the Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse, especially in two issues of its Beihefte, whose contents are outlined in this paper. After an interval of several years his emotional and scientific support was essential for the journal's relaunch. He became the most productive author of the Jahrbuch. PMID:19824295

  14. [Eros and thanatos in the life and work of Heinrich Heine--a study on the occasion of the 200th birthday of the poet].

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    Wilkes, J

    1997-01-01

    Themes of love and death in combination determine Heinrich Heines early lyrics. Heine's psychosexual development ist analyzed by emphasising the female influence. His fantasies during adolescence, masochistic tendencies and his inclination to duels are highlighted by referring to Freud's concept of eros and thanatos. PMID:9206793

  15. [Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1701-1788). The main ideas of his science of life. On the tricentenary of the French naturalist's birthday].

    PubMed

    Bednarczyk, Andrzej

    2007-01-01

    The aim of the paper is construct an outline of G. L. Buffon's ontology, epistemology and theoretical foundations of biology, using the general ideas recovered from and revealed in the voluminous text of Buffon's Histoire naturelle, which underpinned his biology and the natural science of the Age of Enlightenment, and which Buffon never expounded in a separate work. It was deism that Buffon used as a theoretical assumption that could facilitate explaining of where to look for the origin of the uniformity and order that prevailed in nature, and for the source of the natural laws that were being discovered. It was naturalism, a common cognitive attitude among the natural scientists of the Age of Enlightenment, that Buffon expressed in his view that the created and embodied nature was the only object of cognition within whose bounds the cognizant should remain in the process of cognition, by explaining it through itself. Indeed, Buffon made the notion of nature, which sometimes reveals pantheistic overtones, his main theoretical category. The naturalist Buffon was also a universalist in that he conceived of nature as the infinite universe and entered into it cognitively. He proved his universalist stance by (i) propounding the cosmogonic hypothesis, (ii) formulating the concept of life dispersed throughout the universe, and (iii) viewing the process of Earth's formation as one of the many occurring in the universe, and of life on Earth as one of the many biospheres. Buffon was also a determinist, which can be seen in his belief that the object of nature show stability in their mutability, and unity in their variability, which is the effect of immutable laws which belong to the nature of the world. This determinism showed in Buffon's views in three varieties: causal determinism, co-existential (or morphological) determinism and statistical determinism; he did not accept finalism. Buffon was the author of the principle of the conservation of life, according to which the amount of life in the universe is constant, life is an autonomous quality, and animate matter is as ancient as inanimate matter. This principle forms part of the concept of organic corpuscles, a concept which is not without its internal contradictions. Prominent in this concept, the best known among Buffon's theoretical concepts, is the idea of corpuscularism, and ancient concept, related to that of atomism, which found an application in the biology of the Age of Enlightenment in its qualitative variety. Continualism, an idea opposed to that of corpuscularism, manifested itself in Buffon's philosophy in the form of the concept of the chain of being, which Buffon devised basing on one morphological type which was subject to modification. Connected with this latter, specific way of modelling the structure of nature is the notion of species. Species, discovered by Buffon in nature and viewed as existing in nature in a real way, had a physiological character (in that species were formed by individuals that produced a fertile offspring) and endured in an immutable way (irrespective of the suggestion formulated by historians of biology that species were mutable). As a natural scientist, Buffon was an empiric, or even an empiricist. His attempts at experiments, such as the model experiment in trying to develop the cosmogonic hypothesis, are among the rare exceptions. It was this hypothesis, and the history of the Earth that was intertwined in it, that led Buffon to adopt the concept of geological time and to postulate that irreversible events occurred within it, thus discovering something that was reminiscent of the history of human society. Although Buffon used many very general theoretical notions and hypothetical concepts, this broad view of nature cannot be said-- in spite of the opinions of numerous historians--to have formed a system. It does, however, remain a comprehensive vision of nature, an attempt at an ambitious synthesis in the field of natural science. PMID:19043897

  16. [The contribution of N.I. Pirogov to the development of forensic medicine (on the occasion of his 200th birthday anniversary)].

    PubMed

    Isakov, V D; Tolmachev, I A; Ozeretskovskiĭ, L B; Tiurin, M V; Belousova, O D

    2011-01-01

    The main facets of professor N.I. Pirogov's professional activity are outlined. Forensic medicine (in the first place its organizational and practical aspects) was an integral component of his scientific and clinical work, along with applied anatomy and surgery. Landmark publications of N.I. Pirogov are listed with special reference to those concerned with forensic medical expertise of medical malpractice cases, postmortem inspection and intravital examination procedures, wound ballistics studies, the atlas of forensic pathology, etc. The surgeon and anatomist N.I. Pirogov can be justly regarded as a founder of forensic medicine in this country.

  17. [Famous German physician and researcher Paul Ehrlich and his role in the development of immunology and chemotherapy (to his 150-year birthday anniversary)].

    PubMed

    Pavlovskiĭ, L N

    2004-12-01

    The article discusses famous german physician and scientists, the Nobel Prize laureate Paul Erlich, who had worked in medical biology, chemistry and therapy spheres. His role in foundation of immunology, chemotherapy and haematology is considered by the authors.

  18. [Franz Coelestin Ritter von Schneider-Vienna's first medical chemist and teacher of the first Austrian hygienists. The 200th anniversary of his birthday].

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    Flamm, Heinz

    2013-01-01

    Franz Schneider (13.09.1812-29.11.1897) in 1850 was appointed the first lecturer on "Chemistry for physicians" by the Viennese university. Two years later he accepted the professorship in the military medical schools in the "Josephinum" from where he shifted to the philosophical faculty as professor of "Common and medical chemistry". Soon after this start in 1870 he became unable to continue his work because of an explosion during experiments. Thus in 1876 the emperor called Schneider to the Austrian public health administration as director. In the following twelve years he achieved great successes in his duties. As a scientist he had worked on various topics of organic and inorganic chemistry. But beyond that Schneider succeeded in imparting to his assistants the modality of scientific work and the way of hygienic thinking. Thus his scholars Josef Nowak, Florian Kratschmer and Max Gruber were well prepared to become Austria's first university hygienists. PMID:23188463

  19. Combinatorial chemistry has matured in the last three decades: dedicated to Professor Árpád Furka on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

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    Dibó, Gábor

    2012-02-01

    Combinatorial chemistry was introduced in the 1980s. It provided the possibility to produce new compounds in practically unlimited number. New strategies and technologies have also been developed that made it possible to screen very large number of compounds and to identify useful components in mixtures containing millions of different substances. This dramatically changed the drug discovery process and the way of thinking of synthetic chemists. In addition, combinatorial strategies became useful in areas such as pharmaceutical research, agrochemistry, catalyst design, and materials research. Prof. Árpád Furka is one of the pioneers of combinatorial chemistry.

  20. To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that Washington's Birthday be observed on February 22, rather than the third Monday in February, of each year.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10

    2011-06-21

    06/30/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy . (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. [On the occasion of the 150th birthday anniversary of professor P.A. Minakov: pages of life and scientific legacy].

    PubMed

    Pigolkin, Yu I; Lomakin, Yu V

    2016-01-01

    P.A. Minakov was the well-known forensic medical expert and anthropologist. He headed the Department of Forensic Medicine at the Moscow State University in 1900--1911, 1917--1931. P.A. Minakov founded the Institute of Forensic Medicine in the Second Moscow Medical Institute and was the founder of forensic medical stomatology in this country. PMID:27529108

  2. [Hanna Ivanivna Sylakova--a bright personality, scientist and pedagogue by vocation. On the 100th anniversary of birthday 4.12.1908-6.05.1980].

    PubMed

    Vynohradova, R P

    2008-01-01

    H. I. Sylakova, doctor of science in biology, senior scientific worker, assistant professor, was born in Kharkiv, graduated from the faculty of pediatry of the 1st Kharkiv Medical Institute (1927-1931) and passed through the postgraduate course. In 1938 she defended her thesis for the candidate's degree. In 1935-1941 she firstly worked as the assistant, and then the assistant professor of the Department of Biochemistry of the 1st Kharkiv Medical Institute. In the period of evacuation (1941-1946) she worked as the head of the Department of Biochemistry at the Chelyabinsk Medical Institute. From 1947 to 1980 H. I. Sylakova worked as the senior scientific worker at the Department of Muscle Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukr. SSR. She was given the scientific status of the assistant professor in 1941, senior scientific worker in 1949. In 1956 she defended her thesis for the doctor's degree. Jointly with D. L. Ferdman H. I. Sylakova firstly found and investigated physiological role and transformation ways of glutamine in muscles. She was the first to find and investigate the enzyme glutaminase in different muscles of animals (skeletal, heart, stomach, kidneys muscles) and in their subcellular elements in norm and under various pathologic conditions. She has elaborated the method of isolation of pure nuclear fraction with unchanged structure. The results of scientific investigations were reported at numerous congresses, conferences, symposia and published in more than 100 scientific works; she prepared 7 candidates of science and a lot of graduates. H. I. Sylakova worked as a secretary of the Kyiv Division of Biochemical Society, Scientific Secretary of the research problem Animal and Human Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and Ukr. SSR, Editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian Biochemical Journal, head of the State Examination Commission of Biologic faculty of the Kyiv State University, etc. Her work was marked by the medal For Distinguished Labour in the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945.

  3. [Conditioning studies in the Pavlov's laboratory during 75 years of its existence (on the 150th birthday of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov)].

    PubMed

    Suvorov, N F; Voĭlokova, N L

    1999-01-01

    The paper reviews experimental and clinical data obtained on physiology and pathology of the higher nervous system by the Laboratory founded by I. P. Pavlov during 75 years of its existence: the principle of systemic organisation of the brain structures activity, the role of separate subcortical structures in organisation of behaviour, theoretical development of experimental pathology problems, inner inhibition, the role of sympathetic nervous system in conditioning, possible neurophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms of conditioning. PMID:10641258

  4. Efforts and success world-wide in the field of clinical pharmacology. A personal review on the occasion of Folke Sjöqvist's 80th birthday.

    PubMed

    Orme, Michael

    2013-05-01

    In this personal review I describe my early expectations and experiences when I first came to work with Prof. Folke Sjöqvist as a training fellow in the early 1970s. At that time Prof. Sjöqvist and his unit had already earned an international reputation, and in the following decades this success has been magnified many times. Although a description of the research performed by Prof. Sjöqvist during his long career is not the main objective of this article, it is clear that the research carried out in his unit has been instrumental in the development of his international reputation. Over an 18-year period from 1994 onwards, some 272 papers bearing the name of Folke Sjöqvist have been cited over 13,000 times, with an average of over 50 citations per paper. In terms of training clinical pharmacologists from around the world, at the last count 112 individuals from 37 different countries have received a substantial part of their training in his unit. As another measure of his world-wide success, 33 individuals from 18 different countries who received a substantial part of their training in his unit between 1968 and 1996 have gone on to become professors of clinical pharmacology. Prof. Sjöqvist has been requested to consult on various aspects of clinical pharmacology in 15 different countries, from Russia to Spain and from Egypt to Latvia. Here I describe the long-term involvement that Prof. Sjöqvist has had with IUPHAR (now the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology) and with institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). In particular, I recount his role in the long-term saga involved in updating the original WHO manifesto on clinical pharmacology published in 1970 up to the eventual success of the new manifesto published by WHO in 2012. Finally, I briefly describe the international honours that have been bestowed on Prof. Sjöqvist, including various prizes, designated lectureships and honorary Doctorates (5). Taken together, these honours provide a magnificent measure of Prof. Sjöqvist's world wide-success-a success that has been emulated by very few clinical pharmacologists.

  5. 78 FR 32527 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request

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    2013-05-30

    ... 1,000 1 3 50 2. Function Report--Child: Birth to 1st Birthday (SSA-3375), Age 1 to 3rd Birthday (SSA-3376), Age 3 to 6th Birthday (SSA-3377), Age 6 to 12th Birthday, (SSA-3378), and Age 12 to 18th Birthday (SSA-3379)--20 CFR 416.912--0960-0542. SSA uses Forms SSA-3375-BK through SSA-3379-BK in...

  6. The SIRS Model of Epidemic Spreading in Virtual Society

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    Grabowski, A.; Kosiński, R.

    2008-09-01

    Dedicated to Professor Dietrich Stauffer on the occasion of his 65th birthday The phenomenon of epidemic spreading in a real social network is described and investigated numerically. On the basis of data concerning amount of time devoted daily to social interactions, the influence of human activity on spreading process is investigated in the frame of SIRS model. It was found that the activity of an individual is positively correlated with its connectivity and the relation has power law form. The influence of control measures on the spreading process is investigated as a function of initial conditions. The cost-effectiveness of mass immunizations campaigns and target vaccinations is compared. It was found that the form of activity distribution has significant influence on the spreading phenomena in the network.

  7. Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

    SciTech Connect

    Ferguson, Kitty

    2012-02-23

    Kitty Ferguson, biographer of physicist Stephen Hawking, will give an informal, nontechnical talk about the experience of writing her two books about the celebrated cosmologist and also of helping Hawking edit his own “The Universe in a Nutshell”. Hawking thinks and works somewhat differently from others because he must work almost entirely in his head, and he has a practice of pulling the rug out from under his own discoveries and assertions. As he has approached his recent 70th birthday, he has devoted an increasing amount of his time in efforts to share his science and particularly the adventure of it with people without a science background and young people who may be scientists of the future. Ferguson will discuss Hawking’s place in the science community (he is not and has never claimed to be on par with Einstein), the unique contributions he is able to make, and what his legacy might be.

  8. A resolution honoring former President George H.W. Bush on the occasion of his 90th birthday and Barbara Bush on the occasion of her 89th birthday and extending the best wishes of the Senate to former President Bush and Mrs. Bush.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME

    2014-06-11

    06/11/2014 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3620; text as passed Senate: CR S3607) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. Religious experience. Catholic Health Association's Sister Keehan lands top spot on our annual 100 Most Powerful ranking, underscoring her devotion to achieving a long-elusive goal: access to healthcare for everyone.

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    Becker, Cinda

    2007-08-27

    The hunger for reform and transparency in healthcare is palpable in this year's listing of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare. The first six are all people who have helped lead efforts to increase access or protect patient privacy, including No. 3, California. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left. Find out who leads the pack.

  10. SPECIAL ISSUE DEVOTED TO MULTIPLE RADIATION SCATTERING IN RANDOM MEDIA: Estimate of the melanin content in human hairs by the inverse Monte-Carlo method using a system for digital image analysis

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    Bashkatov, A. N.; Genina, Elina A.; Kochubei, V. I.; Tuchin, Valerii V.

    2006-12-01

    Based on the digital image analysis and inverse Monte-Carlo method, the proximate analysis method is deve-loped and the optical properties of hairs of different types are estimated in three spectral ranges corresponding to three colour components. The scattering and absorption properties of hairs are separated for the first time by using the inverse Monte-Carlo method. The content of different types of melanin in hairs is estimated from the absorption coefficient. It is shown that the dominating type of melanin in dark hairs is eumelanin, whereas in light hairs pheomelanin dominates.

  11. Philological Papers: Special Issue Devoted to the Teacher in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature and Film. Volume 36. Papers Presented at the West Virginia University's Annual Colloquium (13th, Morgantown, West Virginia, September 29-October 1, 1988).

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    Singer, Armand E., Ed.

    1990-01-01

    This volume contains papers read at West Virginia University's Colloquium on "The Teacher in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature and Film" including the following 12 articles listed with their authors: "A Second Pair of Eyes: The Editor as Teacher" (Hart L. Wegner); "Don Juan Goes to the Movies" (Armand E. Singer); "The Teacher in Jean…

  12. Bibliographic Annual in Speech Communication, 1975; An Annual Volume Devoted to Maintaining a Record of Graduate Work in Speech Communication, Providing Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations, and Making Available Subject Area Bibliographies.

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    Kennicott, Patrick C., Ed.

    The contents of this volume are "Studies in Mass Communication: A Selected Bibliography, 1974" by Kenneth J. Ksobiech; "Behavioral Studies in Communication, 1974: A Selected Bibliography" by Dennis C. Alexander; "A Selected Bibliography of Rhetorical Studies, 1974" by Michael C. Leff; "A Selected Bibliography of Public Address, 1974" by Harold…

  13. PAPERS DEVOTED TO THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY: Suppression of the collapse of two-dimensional light beams in one-dimensional refractive-index gratings

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    Aleshkevich, Viktor A.; Gorin, S. V.; Zhukarev, A. S.; Kartashov, Yaroslav V.

    2005-02-01

    The propagation of light beams in a nonlinear cubic medium with the refractive index periodically modulated along one transverse coordinate is considered. The profiles of soliton beams are found and their stability is studied. It is shown that the refractive-index modulation causes the collapse suppression and soliton stabilisation almost within the entire region of their existence.

  14. PAPERS DEVOTED TO THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY: Transient CARS spectroscopy of rotational transitions in H2: the statistical dependences of the Doppler and collision dephasing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Arakcheev, V. G.; Valeev, A. A.; Morozov, V. B.; Olenin, A. N.; Tunkin, V. G.; Yakovlev, D. V.

    2005-02-01

    The S0(0) and S0(1) rotational transitions in the H2 molecules are studied by the method of transient CARS spectroscopy at temperatures 296 and 80 K in a broad range of gas densities — from the density at which Doppler dephasing occurs to the density corresponding to collision dephasing. The slowest decay of the responses of the scattered probe pulse at the molar gas density ~0.2 amagat corresponds to the Dicke line narrowing. It is shown that the dephasing of the S0(1) transition in the natural H2 mixture leads to a substantial discrepancy between the experimental results and the model of statistically independent perturbations of the rotational and translational motion of molecules at densities within a few tenths of amagat. This discrepancy becomes quite significant at liquid nitrogen temperature. At the same time, the dephasing of the S0(0) transition better corresponds to this model, as well as the dephasing of the S0(1) transition in the buffer He gas. The deviation from the model of statistically independent perturbations is described by introducing the correlation parameter. It is assumed that the features of the dephasing of the S0(1) transition observed in the natural H2 mixture are mainly caused by resonance dephasing collisions.

  15. PAPERS DEVOTED TO THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY: Monte Carlo simulation of an optical coherence Doppler tomograph signal: the effect of the concentration of particles in a flow on the reconstructed velocity profile

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bykov, A. V.; Kirillin, M. Yu; Priezzhev, A. V.

    2005-02-01

    Model signals of an optical coherence Doppler tomograph (OCDT) are obtained by the Monte Carlo method from a flow of a light-scattering suspension of lipid vesicles (intralipid) at concentrations from 0.7% to 1.5% with an a priori specified parabolic velocity profile. The velocity profile parameters reconstructed from the OCDT signal and scattering orders of the photons contributing to the signal are studied as functions of the suspension concentration. It is shown that the maximum of the reconstructed velocity profile at high concentrations shifts with respect to the symmetry axis of the flow and its value decreases due to a greater contribution from multiply scattered photons.

  16. Results of experiments devoted to searches for 2K capture on {sup 78}Kr and for the double-beta decay of {sup 136}Xe with the aid of proportional counters

    SciTech Connect

    Gavrilyuk, Yu. M.; Gangapshev, A. M.; Zhantudueva, Dj. A.; Kazalov, V. V.; Kuz'minov, V. V.; Panasenko, S. I.; Ratkevich, S. S.; Efendiev, K. V.; Yakimenko, S. P.

    2013-09-15

    A brief description of two low-background setups deployed at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory (Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences) and intended for searches for two types of double-beta decay of inert-gas isotopes-2K capture on {sup 78}Kr and the double-beta decay of {sup 136}Xe-is given. The two setups in question have similar structures and employ identical large high-pressure copper proportional counters as detectors. Upon a treatment of data from measurements with krypton samples differing in the content of the isotope {sup 78}Kr, the spectrum for an enriched sample revealed an excess of events at a statistical-significance level of about two standard deviations (2{sigma}). If one attributes this excess to 2K(2{nu}) capture on {sup 78}Kr, the respective half-life is T{sub 1/2} = 1.4{sub -0.7}{sup +2.3} Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 22} yr at a 90% C.L. A treatment of data from measurements with xenon samples differing in content of the isotope {sup 136}Xe led to the appearance of an excess of events in the spectrum for an enriched sample at a statistical-significance level of about 2.2{sigma}. If one assumes that this excess is due to the two-neutrino double-beta decay of {sup 136}Xe, then the respective half-life is T{sub 1/2} = 5.8{sub -1.8}{sup +4.7} Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 21} yr.

  17. 26 CFR 31.6302-1 - Deposit rules for taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and withheld income...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    .... Since January 15, 2012, is a Sunday, and January 16, 2012, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, is a.... Because Monday, January 17, 2011, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, a legal holiday, B has...

  18. 26 CFR 31.6302-1 - Deposit rules for taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and withheld income...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    .... Since January 15, 2012, is a Sunday, and January 16, 2012, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, is a.... Because Monday, January 17, 2011, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, a legal holiday, B has...

  19. 20 CFR 725.311 - Communications with respect to claims; time computations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... legal holiday. “Legal holiday” includes New Year's Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving...

  20. 14 CFR 61.19 - Duration of pilot and instructor certificates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... certificate. (1) For student pilots who have not reached their 40th birthday, the student pilot certificate... medical certificate. (2) For student pilots who have reached their 40th birthday, the student...

  1. 22 CFR 19.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 22 years. For this purpose, a child whose twenty-second birthday occurs before July 1 or after August... of July after the birthday. (f) Court means any court of any State or of the District of Columbia....

  2. 9 CFR 381.38 - Overtime and holiday inspection service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Year's Day, January 1; Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January; Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Independence Day, July...

  3. 5 CFR Appendix A to Subpart C of... - Present Value Conversion Factors for Earlier Commencing Date of Annuities of Current and Former...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Deceased Separated Employees Age of separated employee at birthday before death Multiplier With at least 10... 56 .7104 57 .7722 58 .8411 59 .9167 Age of separated employee at birthday before death Multiplier...

  4. 38 CFR 3.502 - Surviving spouses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., the day preceding child's 18th birthday or last day of calendar year in which child's marriage..., 1982, the day preceding child's 18th birthday or last day of the month in which marriage occurred...

  5. 9 CFR 307.5 - Overtime and holiday inspection service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Year's Day, January 1; Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January; Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Independence Day, July...

  6. 34 CFR 300.101 - Free appropriate public education (FAPE).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... each eligible child residing in the State begins no later than the child's third birthday; and (ii) An... child's third birthday occurs during the summer, the child's IEP Team shall determine the date...

  7. 48 CFR 652.237-72 - Observance of Legal Holidays and Administrative Leave.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Department of State observes the following days as holidays: New Year's Day Martin Luther King's Birthday Washington's Birthday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving...

  8. 5 CFR Appendix A to Subpart F of... - List of Events for Which Inclusion of NAFI Service May Affect the Rate of Annuity Payable

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... day of month following 62nd birthday. 2 CSRS death in service Commencing date of survivor annuity. 3... Generally, the date the deficiency is determined will be the disability retiree's 62nd birthday. However,...

  9. 38 CFR 3.502 - Surviving spouses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ..., the day preceding child's 18th birthday or last day of calendar year in which child's marriage..., 1982, the day preceding child's 18th birthday or last day of the month in which marriage occurred...

  10. 9 CFR 307.5 - Overtime and holiday inspection service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Year's Day, January 1; Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January; Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Independence Day, July...

  11. 14 CFR 61.19 - Duration of pilot and instructor certificates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... certificate. (1) For student pilots who have not reached their 40th birthday, the student pilot certificate... medical certificate. (2) For student pilots who have reached their 40th birthday, the student...

  12. 5 CFR Appendix A to Subpart C of... - Present Value Conversion Factors for Earlier Commencing Date of Annuities of Current and Former...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Deceased Separated Employees Age of separated employee at birthday before death Multiplier With at least 10... 56 .7104 57 .7722 58 .8411 59 .9167 Age of separated employee at birthday before death Multiplier...

  13. 26 CFR 1.665(b)-2A - Special rules for accumulation distributions made in taxable years beginning before January 1, 1974.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21st birthday. The provisions of this subparagraph may be illustrated by the following example: Example...'s 21st birthday is January 1, 1973. On January 2, 1973, the trustee pays over to B all...

  14. 48 CFR 1852.242-72 - Observance of legal holidays.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... following holidays: New Year's Day Labor Day Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Columbus Day President's Birthday Veterans Day Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day Independence Day Christmas Day Any other day...

  15. 48 CFR 652.237-72 - Observance of Legal Holidays and Administrative Leave.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Department of State observes the following days as holidays: New Year's Day Martin Luther King's Birthday Washington's Birthday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving...

  16. 10 CFR 26.61 - Self-disclosure and employment history.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... individual's eighteenth birthday; or (iii) Since the individual's last period of authorization was terminated... shortest of the following periods: (1) The past 3 years; (2) Since the individual's eighteenth birthday;...

  17. 22 CFR 19.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 22 years. For this purpose, a child whose twenty-second birthday occurs before July 1 or after August... of July after the birthday. (f) Court means any court of any State or of the District of Columbia....

  18. 26 CFR 1.665(b)-2A - Special rules for accumulation distributions made in taxable years beginning before January 1, 1974.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... accumulated before the beneficiary's birth or before his 21st birthday. The provisions of this subparagraph... income over to B upon his attaining the age of 21. B's 21st birthday is January 1, 1973. On January...

  19. 9 CFR 381.38 - Overtime and holiday inspection service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Year's Day, January 1; Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January; Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Independence Day, July...

  20. 20 CFR 725.311 - Communications with respect to claims; time computations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... legal holiday. “Legal holiday” includes New Year's Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving...

  1. 12 CFR 226.2 - Definitions and rules of construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... public holidays specified in 5 U.S.C. 6103(a), such as New Year's Day, the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans...

  2. 5 CFR Appendix A to Subpart F of... - List of Events for Which Inclusion of NAFI Service May Affect the Rate of Annuity Payable

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... day of month following 62nd birthday. 2 CSRS death in service Commencing date of survivor annuity. 3... Generally, the date the deficiency is determined will be the disability retiree's 62nd birthday. However,...

  3. 34 CFR 300.101 - Free appropriate public education (FAPE).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... each eligible child residing in the State begins no later than the child's third birthday; and (ii) An... child's third birthday occurs during the summer, the child's IEP Team shall determine the date...

  4. 12 CFR 226.2 - Definitions and rules of construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... public holidays specified in 5 U.S.C. 6103(a), such as New Year's Day, the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans...

  5. What's Happening in August?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Toro, Leonor; And Others

    Designed as a teacher resource, the booklet contains nine short lessons related to events in United States history that are remembered in August: the birthday of Francis Scott Key, composer of the national anthem (August 1); the first United States census (August 1); the birthday of Herbert Hoover, 31st President (August 2); the birthday of Julian…

  6. 14 CFR 121.383 - Airman: Limitations on use of services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... part if that person has reached his or her 65th birthday. (2) Use the services of any person as a pilot... operations between other countries, if that person has reached his or her 60th birthday unless there is...) Serve as a pilot in operations under this part if that person has reached his or her 65th birthday....

  7. 38 CFR 8.14 - Provision for extended term insurance-other than 5-year level premium term or limited convertible...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... insured. For this purpose the attained age is the age on the birthday anniversary nearest to the effective... purpose the attained age is the age on the birthday anniversary nearest to the effective date of the... policy in force prior to insured's 65th birthday) less any indebtedness, for lapses which occur prior...

  8. 38 CFR 21.5835 - Specific discontinuance dates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... child's 21st birthday, if on that date— (i) The veteran or servicemember is not providing over one-half... may be; (2) The date, following the child's 21st birthday, on which the veteran or servicemember stops providing over one-half the child's support; (3) The date, following the child's 21st birthday, on which...

  9. 38 CFR 21.5720 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... birthday; or (2) Is incapable of self-support because of a mental or physical incapacity that existed before his or her 21st birthday and is, or was at the time of the veteran's or servicemember's death, in... 23rd birthday; is enrolled in a full-time course of study in an institution of higher learning...

  10. 38 CFR 21.5835 - Specific discontinuance dates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... child's 21st birthday, if on that date— (i) The veteran or servicemember is not providing over one-half... may be; (2) The date, following the child's 21st birthday, on which the veteran or servicemember stops providing over one-half the child's support; (3) The date, following the child's 21st birthday, on which...

  11. 38 CFR 3.667 - School attendance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    .... (a) General. (1) Pension or compensation may be paid from a child's 18th birthday based upon school... institution and a claim for such benefits is filed within 1 year from the child's 18th birthday. (2) Pension... begun after a child's 18th birthday may be paid from the commencement of the course if a claim is...

  12. 38 CFR 3.667 - School attendance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    .... (a) General. (1) Pension or compensation may be paid from a child's 18th birthday based upon school... institution and a claim for such benefits is filed within 1 year from the child's 18th birthday. (2) Pension... begun after a child's 18th birthday may be paid from the commencement of the course if a claim is...

  13. 45 CFR 2552.82 - Under what circumstances may a Foster Grandparent continue to serve an individual beyond his or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... continue to serve an individual beyond his or her 21st birthday? 2552.82 Section 2552.82 Public Welfare... serve an individual beyond his or her 21st birthday? (a) Only when a Foster Grandparent has been... beyond the individual's 21st birthday, provided that: (1) Such individual was receiving such...

  14. 38 CFR 21.5720 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... birthday; or (2) Is incapable of self-support because of a mental or physical incapacity that existed before his or her 21st birthday and is, or was at the time of the veteran's or servicemember's death, in... 23rd birthday; is enrolled in a full-time course of study in an institution of higher learning...

  15. 5 CFR 870.705 - Amount and election of Option B and Option C.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... birthday, the retirement system will send a reminder about the election he/she made and will offer the... 2nd month after the insured's 65th birthday, whichever is later. At 12:00 noon on the day before the... will send these individuals an actual election notice before their 65th birthday, as provided...

  16. 45 CFR 2552.82 - Under what circumstances may a Foster Grandparent continue to serve an individual beyond his or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... continue to serve an individual beyond his or her 21st birthday? 2552.82 Section 2552.82 Public Welfare... serve an individual beyond his or her 21st birthday? (a) Only when a Foster Grandparent has been... beyond the individual's 21st birthday, provided that: (1) Such individual was receiving such...

  17. 38 CFR 21.7135 - Discontinuance dates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... effective date of reduction will be the day preceding the dependent child's 18th birthday. (3) If the... child's 18th and 23rd birthdays, the effective date of reduction of the veteran's educational assistance... before the dependent child's 23rd birthday, whichever is earlier. (4) If the veteran is...

  18. 26 CFR 1.7702-2 - Attained age of the insured under a life insurance contract.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... individual's actual birthday as of the date of determination (actual age); or (ii) The insured's age determined by reference to contract anniversary (rather than the individual's actual birthday), so long as... age-last-birthday basis. Based on the method used by IC to determine age, X has an attained age of...

  19. 14 CFR 121.383 - Airman: Limitations on use of services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... part if that person has reached his or her 65th birthday. (2) Use the services of any person as a pilot... operations between other countries, if that person has reached his or her 60th birthday unless there is...) Serve as a pilot in operations under this part if that person has reached his or her 65th birthday....

  20. News and Views: Extrasolar mineralogy; ESO's 50th birthday; VISTA views a vast ball of stars; First instrument ready for JWST; PCs can process Pan-STARRS1 images at home; JIVE goes to SA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2012-06-01

    After more than 10 years of work by more than 200 engineers, the Mid InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) is the first of four instruments to be completed for the James Webb Space Telescope, whose design and construction has been led by Britain in partnership with European institutions. Images from the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) will be processed using distributed computer time through theSkyNet, a “citizen science” programme developed for radio data by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).

  1. ORAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL "USPEKHI FIZICHESKIKH NAUK": Special scientific session of the Editorial Board of the journal "Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk" honoring Vitalii Lazarevich Ginzburg on his 90th birthday (3 October 2006)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2007-04-01

    A Special scientific session of the Editorial Board of the journal Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk (an oral issue of the journal UFN) was held in the Conference Hall of the P N Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), on 3 October 2006. Several topical physical problems from the list given by Vitalii Lazarevich Ginzburg in his Nobel Lecture (Ginzburg's list) were discussed [in the order of the problems appeared on Ginzburg's list (see p. 332)].

  2. The Life of Jorjani: One of the Persian Pioneers of Medical Encyclopedia Compiling: On the Occasion of His 1000th Birthday Anniversary (434, A.H. - 1434, A.H.)

    PubMed Central

    Moattar, Fariborz; Shams Ardekani, Mohammad Reza; Ghannadi, Alireza

    2013-01-01

    Background Seyyed Esmaeil Jorjani is one of the most prominent pioneers and scientists of Islamic and Iranian traditional medicine in the 11th and 12th centuries (4th and 5th centuries A.H.). The number of his books is not certainly clear, but it is signified that he has written a couple of great books concerning medicine for Persians and too many treatises in such fields as philosophy, theology, medical ethics, human anatomy, chemistry, pharmacy and other sciences. His most famous and important book is “Zakhireh Khwarazmshahi” or “The Treasure of King Khwarazm”, which is really a complete and valuable medical encyclopedia in Persian language. Materials and Methods In the present study, authors have attempted to state the life and time of Jorjani and his views by studying the history, old medical sources, and other provided recent medical literature in these fields. Results The biography of Hakim Jorjani has been well reviewed and described precisely. Conclusions Based on our findings, it is clear that Jorjani described and explained the symptoms, signs and treatments of several diseases, introduced the activities of various medicinal plants, and compound formulations. He achieved all of this during his continuous visits to prestigious medical centers and famous people of his time. PMID:24616781

  3. Su cumpleanos es en el verano: El dilema de la edad de entrada al jardin pre-escolar (He Has a Summer Birthday: The Kindergarten Entrance Age Dilemma). ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crosser, Sandra

    Educators commonly recommend that children born during the summer months, especially boys, be given an extra year to mature before entering kindergarten so that they will not suffer from the academic disadvantages of being among the youngest children in a class. Terms such as "academic red-shirting" and "graying of the kindergarten" have been…

  4. ["Coca-Koller" and hist friends. On the 140th birthday of the Vienna Jewish trio: Carl Koller (1857-1944), Sigmund Lustgarten (1857-1911) and Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)].

    PubMed

    Amm, M; Holubar, K

    1997-03-14

    The lives of Carl Koller (1857-1944), Sigmund Lustgarten (1857-1911) and Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) are characterized by several interesting similarities. In their early achievements in medical research they were pathfinders of the first successful local anesthetic: cocaine. All three became later victims of antisemitism. Attention is paid to their personal relationship during their time in Vienna, on occasion of the 140th anniversary of their birth.

  5. Conference on Non-linear Phenomena in Mathematical Physics: Dedicated to Cathleen Synge Morawetz on her 85th Birthday. The Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada September 18-20, 2008. Sponsors: Association for Women in Mathematics, Inc. and The Fields Institute

    SciTech Connect

    Lewis, Jennifer

    2012-10-15

    This scientific meeting focused on the legacy of Cathleen S. Morawetz and the impact that her scientific work on transonic flow and the non-linear wave equation has had in recent progress on different aspects of analysis for non-linear wave, kinetic and quantum transport problems associated to mathematical physics. These are areas where the elements of continuum, statistical and stochastic mechanics, and their interplay, have counterparts in the theory of existence, uniqueness and stability of the associated systems of equations and geometric constraints. It was a central event for the applied and computational analysis community focusing on Partial Differential Equations. The goal of the proposal was to honor Cathleen Morawetz, a highly successful woman in mathematics, while encouraging beginning researchers. The conference was successful in show casing the work of successful women, enhancing the visibility of women in the profession and providing role models for those just beginning their careers. The two-day conference included seven 45-minute lectures and one day of six 45-minute lectures, and a poster session for junior participants. The conference program included 19 distinguished speakers, 10 poster presentations, about 70 junior and senior participants and, of course, the participation of Cathleen Synge Morawetz. The conference celebrated Morawetz's paramount contributions to the theory of non-linear equations in gas dynamics and their impact in the current trends of nonlinear phenomena in mathematical physics, but also served as an awareness session of current women's contribution to mathematics.

  6. News and Views: Life on Mars? Astronomical model is world's biggest; Prizes for identifying dark matter; NAM 2013: call for sessions; Paintballing to save the planet; Happy Birthday ESO; Dark sky park grows

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2012-12-01

    The University of Edinburgh, crowdsourcing website Kaggle and Winton Capital Management have joined forces to launch a competition to identify dark matter haloes. The Scientific Organizing Committee of the RAS National Astronomy Meeting 2013, the UK Solar Physics and Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial meetings, are seeking nominations for parallel discussion session themes. A winner of the 2012 Move an Asteroid Technical Paper Competition suggests painting asteroids white in order to boost their albedo and take advantage of solar radiation pressure to alter their orbits.

  7. Balloon Angioplasty – The Legacy of Andreas Grüntzig, M.D. (1939–1985)

    PubMed Central

    Barton, Matthias; Grüntzig, Johannes; Husmann, Marc; Rösch, Josef

    2014-01-01

    his 75th birthday. This article is dedicated to his memory. PMID:26664865

  8. Balloon Angioplasty - The Legacy of Andreas Grüntzig, M.D. (1939-1985).

    PubMed

    Barton, Matthias; Grüntzig, Johannes; Husmann, Marc; Rösch, Josef

    2014-01-01

    In 1974, at the Medical Policlinic of the University of Zürich, German-born physician-scientist Andreas Grüntzig (1939-1985) for the first time applied a balloon-tipped catheter to re-open a severely stenosed femoral artery, a procedure, which he initially called "percutaneous transluminal dilatation". Balloon angioplasty as a therapy of atherosclerotic vascular disease, for which Grüntzig and Charles T. Dotter (1920-1985) received a nomination for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978, became one of the most successful examples of translational medicine in the twentieth century. Known today as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in peripheral arteries or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in coronary arteries, balloon angioplasty has become the method of choice to treat patients with acute myocardial infarction or occluded leg arteries. On the occasion of the 40(th) anniversary of balloon angioplasty, we summarize Grüntzig's life and career in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States and also review the developments in vascular medicine from the 1890s to the 1980s, including Dotter's first accidental angioplasty in 1963. The work of pioneers of catheterization, including Pedro L. Fariñas in Cuba, André F. Cournand in France, Werner Forssmann, Werner Porstmann and Eberhard Zeitler in Germany, António Egas Moniz and Reynaldo dos Santos in Portugal, Sven-Ivar Seldinger in Sweden, and Barney Brooks, Thomas J. Fogarty, Melvin P. Judkins, Richard K. Myler, Dickinson W. Richards, and F. Mason Sones in the United States, is discussed. We also present quotes by Grüntzig and excerpts from his unfinished autobiography, statements of Grüntzig's former colleagues and contemporary witnesses, and have included hitherto unpublished historic photographs and links to archive recordings and historic materials. This year, on June 25, 2014, Andreas Grüntzig would have celebrated his 75(th

  9. Balloon Angioplasty - The Legacy of Andreas Grüntzig, M.D. (1939-1985).

    PubMed

    Barton, Matthias; Grüntzig, Johannes; Husmann, Marc; Rösch, Josef

    2014-01-01

    In 1974, at the Medical Policlinic of the University of Zürich, German-born physician-scientist Andreas Grüntzig (1939-1985) for the first time applied a balloon-tipped catheter to re-open a severely stenosed femoral artery, a procedure, which he initially called "percutaneous transluminal dilatation". Balloon angioplasty as a therapy of atherosclerotic vascular disease, for which Grüntzig and Charles T. Dotter (1920-1985) received a nomination for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978, became one of the most successful examples of translational medicine in the twentieth century. Known today as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in peripheral arteries or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in coronary arteries, balloon angioplasty has become the method of choice to treat patients with acute myocardial infarction or occluded leg arteries. On the occasion of the 40(th) anniversary of balloon angioplasty, we summarize Grüntzig's life and career in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States and also review the developments in vascular medicine from the 1890s to the 1980s, including Dotter's first accidental angioplasty in 1963. The work of pioneers of catheterization, including Pedro L. Fariñas in Cuba, André F. Cournand in France, Werner Forssmann, Werner Porstmann and Eberhard Zeitler in Germany, António Egas Moniz and Reynaldo dos Santos in Portugal, Sven-Ivar Seldinger in Sweden, and Barney Brooks, Thomas J. Fogarty, Melvin P. Judkins, Richard K. Myler, Dickinson W. Richards, and F. Mason Sones in the United States, is discussed. We also present quotes by Grüntzig and excerpts from his unfinished autobiography, statements of Grüntzig's former colleagues and contemporary witnesses, and have included hitherto unpublished historic photographs and links to archive recordings and historic materials. This year, on June 25, 2014, Andreas Grüntzig would have celebrated his 75(th

  10. FROM THE HISTORY OF PHYSICS: On the making of the Soviet hydrogen (thermonuclear) bomb

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    Khariton, Yu B.; Adamskii, V. B.; Smirnov, Yu N.

    1996-02-01

    The May 1991 issue of Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk (Physics-Uspekhi), devoted to the 70th birthday of Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov, included a translation of an article by D Hirsch and W Mathews, 'The H-bomb: Who Really Gave Away the Secret?' It was the Editors' hope that, prompted by this polemic and in many respects controversial publication, our physicists and nuclear weapons developers would speak out too. However, it is only now, five years later and with a number of formal restrictions lifted, that the Journal has received an article on the creation of the Soviet H-bomb written by Arzamas-16 (All-Union Research Institute of Experimental Physics) specialists (of whom Yu N Smirnov worked under A D Sakharov in the 1960s). The Editors are confident that this article will be of interest to our readers. What makes the article particularly authoritative is the co-authorship of Yulii Borisovich Khariton, a patriarch of national nuclear physicists. His brilliant debut dating back to the 1920s was made in the N N Semyonov group and at the famous Cavendsh Laboratory (then under E Rutherford); from 1946 to 1992 Yu B Khariton was a permanent scientific leader of the Arzamas-16 Nuclear Weapons Centre. It is primarily to I V Kurchatov and Yu B Khariton that we owe the creation of our nuclear weapons which laid the groundwork for the country's powerful defence potential. Editorial Board.

  11. Karl Knorre - First Astronomer of the Nicolaev Observatory

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    Petrov, G.; Pinigin, G.

    Karl Friedrich Knorre was born 28th March 1801 in family of the professor of astronomy of Dorpat university Ernst Knorre. During education in the Dorpat university he got acquantance with the future director of Pulkovo observatory Wilhelm Struve. According passion of K. Knorre for astronomy W. Struwe recommended him to the director position of planned naval observatory in Nikolaev. From the foundation of Nikolaev naval and later astronomical observatory in 1821 K. Knorre was a first director. He made star position observations with the meridian circle, worked as a teacher of astronomy for sea navigators, compiled the fifth page of star map of the Berlin Academy of sciences and headed by all hydrographic determinations on the sea of Asov and Black sea. After 50 years K. Knorre retired 1871 from the Directorship of the Nikolaev observatory and moved to Berlin. Nikolaev astronomical observatory arranges the international scientific conference devoted to the 180 anniversary of NAO and 200's birthday of Karl Friedrich Knorre in 2001.

  12. Expressing support for designation of April 2009 as "National Autism Awareness Month" and supporting efforts to devote new resources to research into the causes and treatment of autism and to improve training and support for individuals with autism and those who care for individuals with autism.

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8

    2009-04-21

    05/21/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  13. Air flow visualization

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    1989-01-01

    Smoke Flow Visualization shows the flow of air around a model airfoil at 100 feet per second. Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page xi), by James Schultz.

  14. 1. Historic American Buildings Survey COPIED E. W. Russell, ...

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    1. Historic American Buildings Survey COPIED - E. W. Russell, Photographer, August 31, 1936 75TH ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK (NOT COPYRIGHT) - VIEW OF ORIGINAL BUILDING - Spring Hill College, Original Building, Old Shell Road, Spring Hill, Mobile County, AL

  15. ACS Magazine Cover Candidates

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    1988-01-01

    New cockpit displays make use of cathode-ray-tube (CRT) technology, the method used to create images on TVs and computer screens. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 113), by James Schultz.

  16. Tomato seeds for LDEF

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    1983-01-01

    Tomato seeds are prepared for their launch aboard the Langley's Long Duration Exposure Facility. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 119), by James Schultz.

  17. Advanced Canard in 12 Foot Tunnel

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    1984-01-01

    Advanced-concepts model plane with front canards, winglets and pusher propellers, in 12 Foot Low-Speed Tunnel. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, (page 12), by James Schultz.

  18. Congratulations to Vladimir Igorevich Arnol'd

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    2007-06-01

    12 June 2007 was the seventieth birthday of a member of the editorial board of this journal, Academician Vladimir Igorevich Arnol'd. We warmly congratulate Vladimir Igorevich on his birthday and wish him good health, happiness and continuing success in his scientific activities.

  19. Valerii Vasil'evich Kozlov (Congratulations)

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    2010-04-01

    1 January 2010 was the sixtieth birthday of Academician Valerii Vasil'evich Kozlov, editor-in-chief of this journal. We heartily congratulate Valerii Vasil'evich on his birthday and wish him good health, happiness and every success in his scientific and administrative work.

  20. The Presidents' Day Game

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    Maxwell, D. Jackson

    2008-01-01

    The history behind the holiday commonly called "Presidents' Day" is a bit confusing. It started as a federal holiday called Washington's Birthday. It was a day set aside to honor George Washington for his accomplishments as a founding father of the country. Later, many northern states began to recognize Abraham Lincoln's Birthday as well for his…

  1. Birth Dates and Death Dates: An Examination of Two Baseline Procedures and Age at Time of Death.

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    Harrison, Albert A.; Kroll, Neal E. A.

    1990-01-01

    Examined birth and death dates of males listed in "Who Was Who in America." Found that, compared to men aged 71 and younger, men aged 72 and older were more likely to die on the eve of their birthdays or on their birthdays themselves. Compared to younger subjects, older subjects' death dip began at earlier point in time. (Author/NB)

  2. Welfare to Work Policy. Getting a Job is a First Step: What Should Follow?

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    Stevens, David W.

    Policy options for increasing the earnings of the young welfare recipients were explored by analyzing the incomes of nearly 12,000 young women in Baltimore, Maryland, whose 19th birthday fell between April 1, 1985, and March 31, 1989, and who had at least one spell of welfare dependency between their 19th and 29th birthdays. An analysis of the…

  3. 76 FR 52539 - Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased...

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    ...: Background On May 7, 2009, the IRS published in the Federal Register (74 FR 21438 and 74 FR 21519) final and... computations under this section, the age of an individual is the age at the individual's nearest birthday. (2... individual's nearest birthday. If the adjusted payout rate is an amount that is between adjusted payout...

  6. Development of Word Order in German Complement-Clause Constructions: Effects of Input Frequencies, Lexical Items, and Discourse Function

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    Brandt, Silke; Lieven, Elena; Tomasello, Michael

    2010-01-01

    We investigate the development of word order in German children's spontaneous production of complement clauses. From soon after their second birthday, young German children use both verb final complements with complementizers and verb-second complements without complementizers. By their third birthday they use both kinds of complement clauses with…

  7. Neuropeptides and neuropeptide receptors: drug targets, and peptide and non-peptide ligands: a tribute to Prof. Dieter Seebach.

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    Hoyer, Daniel; Bartfai, Tamas

    2012-11-01

    both central and peripheral nervous system disorders. Both, receptor subtype-selective antagonists and agonists are being developed, as illustrated by the success of somatostatin agonists, angiotensin, and endothelin antagonists, and the expected clinical applications of NK-1/2/3 (substance P) receptor antagonists, CRF, vasopressin, NPY, neurotensin, orexin antagonists, or neuropeptide receptor modulators; such ligands have efficacy in preclinical or clinical models of pain and neuropsychiatric diseases, such as migraine, chronic/neuropathic pain, anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, and schizophrenia. In addition, both positive and negative allosteric modulators have been described with interesting in vivo activities (e.g., at galanin receptors). The field has become more complex now that an increasing number of heteromeric neuropeptide receptors are described, e.g., ghrelin receptors with 5-HT(2C) or dopamine D(1), D(2) receptors. At long last, structure-based drug discovery can now be envisaged with confidence, since crystal or solution structure of GPCRs and GPCR-ligand complexes, including peptide receptors, are published almost on a monthly basis. Finally, although most compounds acting at peptide receptors are still peptidomimetics, the last decade has seen the emergence of low-molecular-weight nonpeptide ligands (e.g., for orexin, ghrelin, or neurokinin receptors), and surprising progress has been made with β- and γ-peptides as very stable and potent mimetics of, e.g., somatostatin (SRIF), where the native SRIF has a half-life limited to 2-3 min. This last point will be illustrated more specifically, as we have had a long-standing collaboration with Prof. D. Seebach to whom this review is dedicated at the occasion of his 75th birthday.

  8. Neuropeptides and neuropeptide receptors: drug targets, and peptide and non-peptide ligands: a tribute to Prof. Dieter Seebach.

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    Hoyer, Daniel; Bartfai, Tamas

    2012-11-01

    both central and peripheral nervous system disorders. Both, receptor subtype-selective antagonists and agonists are being developed, as illustrated by the success of somatostatin agonists, angiotensin, and endothelin antagonists, and the expected clinical applications of NK-1/2/3 (substance P) receptor antagonists, CRF, vasopressin, NPY, neurotensin, orexin antagonists, or neuropeptide receptor modulators; such ligands have efficacy in preclinical or clinical models of pain and neuropsychiatric diseases, such as migraine, chronic/neuropathic pain, anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, and schizophrenia. In addition, both positive and negative allosteric modulators have been described with interesting in vivo activities (e.g., at galanin receptors). The field has become more complex now that an increasing number of heteromeric neuropeptide receptors are described, e.g., ghrelin receptors with 5-HT(2C) or dopamine D(1), D(2) receptors. At long last, structure-based drug discovery can now be envisaged with confidence, since crystal or solution structure of GPCRs and GPCR-ligand complexes, including peptide receptors, are published almost on a monthly basis. Finally, although most compounds acting at peptide receptors are still peptidomimetics, the last decade has seen the emergence of low-molecular-weight nonpeptide ligands (e.g., for orexin, ghrelin, or neurokinin receptors), and surprising progress has been made with β- and γ-peptides as very stable and potent mimetics of, e.g., somatostatin (SRIF), where the native SRIF has a half-life limited to 2-3 min. This last point will be illustrated more specifically, as we have had a long-standing collaboration with Prof. D. Seebach to whom this review is dedicated at the occasion of his 75th birthday. PMID:23161624

  9. PREFACE: Particles and Fields: Classical and Quantum

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    Asorey, M.; Clemente-Gallardo, J.; Marmo, G.

    2007-07-01

    This volume contains some of the contributions to the Conference Particles and Fields: Classical and Quantum, which was held at Jaca (Spain) in September 2006 to honour George Sudarshan on his 75th birthday. Former and current students, associates and friends came to Jaca to share a few wonderful days with George and his family and to present some contributions of their present work as influenced by George's impressive achievements. This book summarizes those scientific contributions which are presented as a modest homage to the master, collaborator and friend. At the social ceremonies various speakers were able to recall instances of his life-long activity in India, the United States and Europe, adding colourful remarks on the friendly and intense atmosphere which surrounded those collaborations, some of which continued for several decades. This meeting would not have been possible without the financial support of several institutions. We are deeply indebted to Universidad de Zaragoza, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia de España (CICYT), Departamento de Ciencia, Tecnología y Universidad del Gobierno de Aragón, Universitá di Napoli 'Federico II' and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare. Finally, we would like to thank the participants, and particularly George's family, for their contribution to the wonderful atmosphere achieved during the Conference. We would like also to acknowledge the authors of the papers collected in the present volume, the members of the Scientific Committee for their guidance and support and the referees for their generous work. M Asorey, J Clemente-Gallardo and G Marmo The Local Organizing Committee George Sudarshan George Sudarshan

    International Advisory Committee

    A. Ashtekhar (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
    L. J. Boya (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
    I. Cirac (Max Planck Institute, Garching

  10. Fermion condensate generates a new state of matter by making flat bands

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    Shaginyan, V. R.; Popov, K. G.; Khodel, V. A.

    2014-09-01

    This short review paper is devoted to 90th anniversary of S.T. Belyaev birthday. Belyaev's ideas associated with the condensate state in Bose interacting systems have stimulated intensive studies of the possible manifestation of such a condensation in Fermi systems. In many Fermi systems and compounds at zero temperature a phase transition happens that leads to a quite specific state called fermion condensation. As a signal of such a fermion condensation quantum phase transition (FCQPT) serves unlimited increase of the effective mass of quasiparticles that determines the excitation spectrum and creates flat bands. We show that the class of Fermi liquids with the fermion condensate forms a new state of matter. We discuss the phase diagrams and the physical properties of systems located near that phase transition. A common and essential feature of such systems is quasiparticles different from those suggested by L.D. Landau by crucial dependence of their effective mass on temperature, external magnetic field, pressure, etc. It is demonstrated that a huge amount of experimental data collected on different compounds suggest that they, starting from some temperature and down, form the new state of matter, and are governed by the fermion condensation. Our discussion shows that the theory of fermion condensation develops completely good description of the NFL behavior of strongly correlated Fermi systems. Moreover, the fermion condensation can be considered as the universal reason for the NFL behavior observed in various HF metals, liquids, compounds with quantum spin liquids, and quasicrystals. We show that these systems exhibit universal scaling behavior of their thermodynamic properties. Therefore, the quantum critical physics of different strongly correlated compounds is universal, and emerges regardless of the underlying microscopic details of the compounds. This uniform behavior, governed by the universal quantum critical physics, allows us to view it as the main

  11. [Dr. Elizabeth Ross: heroine and victim of the World War I in Serbia].

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    Mikić, Želimir; Lešić, Aleksandar

    2012-01-01

    At the beginning of 1915, several months after the World War I started, Serbia was in an extremely difficult situation.The country was war-ravaged, full of sick and wounded soldiers, there was a desperate shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical personnel, and the epidemic of typhus fever exploded and violently attacked the entire country. At that time, however, a number of both foreign allied medical missions and individual volunteers, from various countries, mostly from Great Britain, came to Serbia to help. Among them mostly were women, and they were of enormous support to Serbia in that grave situation. It is estimated that there were more than 600 foreign women volunteers in Serbia at that time and that 22 of them died there. Dr. Elizabeth Ross was one of those brave volunteers who came to Serbia early in 1915. That noble Scottish lady doctor was born in 1878 and finished her medical studies at the University of Glasgow in 1901. After graduation she worked in various places in Great Britain until 1909, when she went to Persia (Iran), where she worked until the beginning of the so called Great War. When she heard of the urgent need in Serbia she left Persia as soon as she could and volunteered to serve in Serbia. She came to Kragujevac at the beginning of January 1915, where she worked at the First Military Reserve Hospital, which at that time was actually a typhus hospital. Working there intensively and devotedly for several weeks under shocking conditions she contracted typhus herself and died there on her 37th birthday on February 14th, 1915. She was buried in Kragujevac, next to two British ladies who also died in Serbia of typhus. Her grave was restored in 1980 when the town of Kragujevac started holding commemorations at the graveside every February 14th at noon to honor her and all other brave and noble women who lost their lives helping Serbia at that unfortunate time.

  12. Congratulations to Vasilii Sergeevich Vladimirov

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    2003-04-01

    9 January 2003 was the eightieth birthday of Vasilii Sergeevich Vladimirov, member of the editorial board and longtime editor-in-chief of this journal. We heartily congratulate Vasilii Sergeevich and wish him health, happiness and creative longevity.

  13. Bringing Your Baby Home

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    ... marketable. Conveyance of the property may only be restricted as permitted under 24 CFR 203.41 or 24 CFR 234... years beyond the date of the 100th birthday of the youngest mortgagor. The mortgagee shall obtain...

  15. 11. Architect's rendering of the Arcade Building by Furness, Evans ...

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    11. Architect's rendering of the Arcade Building by Furness, Evans and Co., from Moses King's Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians, published 1902 for the City's 220th birthday - Arcade Building, Fifteenth & Market Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  16. Smokey Visits Station Flight Control Room

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    Smokey Bear celebrated his 68th birthday with a special visit to the International Space Station Flight Control Room at Johnson Space Center in Houston. On May 14, Smokey went where no bear had gon...

  17. Connecting with Your Preteen

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  18. 32 CFR 191.6 - Procedures.

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    ... include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Black History Month, National Women's History Week, Women's Equality Day, Hispanic Heritage Week, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Decade...

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    ... include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Black History Month, National Women's History Week, Women's Equality Day, Hispanic Heritage Week, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Decade...

  20. 32 CFR 191.6 - Procedures.

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    ... include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Black History Month, National Women's History Week, Women's Equality Day, Hispanic Heritage Week, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Decade...

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      ... include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Black History Month, National Women's History Week, Women's Equality Day, Hispanic Heritage Week, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Decade...

    2. 34 CFR 303.501 - Permissive use of funds by the lead agency.

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      ... their third birthday (pursuant to § 303.211) until those children enter, or are eligible under State law... (3) Conducting periodic follow-up on each referral, to determine if the status of the infant...

    3. 34 CFR 303.501 - Permissive use of funds by the lead agency.

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      ... their third birthday (pursuant to § 303.211) until those children enter, or are eligible under State law... (3) Conducting periodic follow-up on each referral, to determine if the status of the infant...

    4. Psychological Readiness and Motor Skills Needed for Toilet Training

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    5. Selecting Safe Pets (For Parents)

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    6. Rise: Surviving and Thriving after Trauma Williams Sian Rise: Surviving and Thriving after Trauma 336pp £18.99 Orion Books 9781474602686 1474602681 [Formula: see text].

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      2016-08-10

      Tears, sadness, love and laughter are intertwined in this moving book, detailing the journey of Sian Williams who was diagnosed with breast cancer just after her 50th birthday - resulting in a double mastectomy.

    7. What to Do if Your Baby's Screening Reveals a Possible Hearing Problem

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      ... hearing loss can also watch almost all televised programming using closed captions. More and more movie theaters ... Checklist for Parents Name of baby: ________________________________ Birthday: ______/______/______ By 1 month old: Make sure that your baby’s hearing ...

    8. 18 CFR 1301.14 - Times, places, and requirements for identification of individuals making requests.

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      ..., Sundays, and the following holidays: New Year's Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day....

    9. 21 CFR 1.99 - Costs chargeable in connection with relabeling and reconditioning inadmissible imports.

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      ..., Sundays, and the following holidays: New Year's Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day....

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      ... 52 40-hr weeks 2,080 Less: 9 legal public holidays—New Years Day, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day 72 Annual...

    15. Rise: Surviving and Thriving after Trauma Williams Sian Rise: Surviving and Thriving after Trauma 336pp £18.99 Orion Books 9781474602686 1474602681 [Formula: see text].

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      2016-08-10

      Tears, sadness, love and laughter are intertwined in this moving book, detailing the journey of Sian Williams who was diagnosed with breast cancer just after her 50th birthday - resulting in a double mastectomy. PMID:27507386

    16. Less of a Gardener, More of a Bee

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      Griffin-Beale, Christopher

      1975-01-01

      On the eve of his eightieth birthday, the author talked to Christian Schiller, an inspector for fifty years, who has perhaps had more influence than any other individual on the development of British primary education. (Editor/RK)

    17. Aid Children in Making the Reading-Writing Connection.

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      Criscuolo, Nicholas P.

      1987-01-01

      This article describes briefly home activities that parents can use to foster the reading-writing connection. These include storytelling, working with opposites, riddles, birthday cards, limericks, and other activities. (MT)

    18. 76 FR 20833 - National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2011

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    20. 14 CFR 91.107 - Use of safety belts, shoulder harnesses, and child restraint systems.

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      ... Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 (49 CFR 571.213)), vest- and harness-type child restraint systems, and lap... berth, provided that the person being held has not reached his or her second birthday and does...

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    5. 12 CFR 226.33 - Requirements for reverse mortgages.

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    6. Focus on Marshall: The Marshall Center Turns 50! (Part 2)

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      This month, the Focus on Marshall team invites you to a very special ceremony -- the NASA verison of a "birthday party" as the Marshall Space Flight Center turns 50 years old. Join them for the unv...

    7. Do people with cancer postpone death to celebrate special occasions?

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      Brown, J K; Knapp, T R

      1995-01-01

      Several researchers have claimed that a connection exists between deathdays and birthdays or other special occasions. Some people, especially women, appear to postpone death until after their birthdays or other special occasions to celebrate these events one more time. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine if a deathday-birthday or deathday-Christmas connection was evident in cancer-related deaths. Data were obtained from the Rochester (New York) Regional Tumor Registry (N = 2566), the New York State Cancer Registry (N = 50,562), and the Ohio State Department of Health (N = 73,907) for three samples of individuals who died from cancer. Only a few deathday-birthday connections were evident. However, these connections were not replicated across states and years.

    8. Preface: phys. stat. sol. (b) 241/9

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      Morawetz, Klaus

      2004-07-01

      Modelling and Simulation in Molecular Systems, Mesoscopic Structures, and Material Science was the title of a workshop held at the University of Technology in Chemnitz from 21 to 23 April 2004. This workshop coincided with the 50th birthday of Michael Schreiber. Therefore, the idea to publish a special issue is supported by two good reasons. First, a topical collection is appropriate for giving an overview about a field and to initiate further studies. This is one intention of the present issue. Second, the birthday is a suitable occasion for reflecting on the status of the different fields where Michael Schreiber has been active himself. Motivated by the characteristic name of the workshop (MS4), which expresses the broad range of his activities, the contributions are grouped into three main chapters: Disorder and Interaction, Phase Transitions and Criticality, and Transport Properties.The first part starts with the currently intensively discussed topic of composite Fermions in the paper by B. Kramer et al. This method of rewriting correlations as new quasiparticles has amongst other things the merit of explaining such exciting phenomena as the fractional quantum Hall effect. The methodological questions of Ward identities, causality, and conservation laws are the focus of the systematic investiga-tion in the second article by V. Janis et al. which concentrates on the problem of disorder and configura-tional averaging. The interplay between disorder and correlation is treated in the third contribution by C. Schuster et al., where different theoretical methods are tested on the problem of Friedel oscillations within the one-dimensional Heisenberg and Hubbard model. In the next contribution, M. Berciu et al. focus on localization as one consequence of disorder. The localized and extended electronic states are treated, together with the magnetic degrees of freedom, like spin waves. One of the astonishing consequence of localiza-tion is the observation of resonant

    9. Factors associated with general self-efficacy and resilience among youth heads of households in Kenya.

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      Goodman, Michael L; Lloyd, Linda E; Selwyn, Beatrice J; Morgan, Robert O; Mwongera, Moses; Gitari, Stanley; Keiser, Philip H

      2016-10-01

      This study assesses resilience and general self-efficacy among Kenyan orphans and vulnerable children (n = 1060) active in a community-based program combining economic household strengthening with psychosocial support. Quantile regression analyses modeled associations between the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles of resilience and general self-efficacy and multiple covariates. Program participation positively predicted increased general self-efficacy at all levels. Program participation predicted increased resilience at the 25th percentile but decreased resilience at the 75th percentile. Other significant predictors included economic, educational, sexual behavior and other demographic factors. This study suggests support for an integrated approach to economic and psychosocial empowerment.

    10. Synthetic Visibility System

      NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

      1989-01-01

      Test pilot Lee Person evaluates a Synthetic Visibility System - in essence, two helmet-mounted eyepieces connected to video cameras that swivel in response to head movements. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 113), by James Schultz.

    11. An Examination of Growth in Vocabulary and Phonological Awareness in Early Childhood: An Individual Growth Model Approach

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      Cassano, Christina Marie

      2013-01-01

      The present study used individual growth modeling to examine the role of specific forms (i.e., receptive, expressive, and definitional vocabulary and grammatical skill) and levels of oral vocabulary skill (i.e., 25th, 50th, or 75th percentile) in phonological awareness growth during the preschool and kindergarten years. Sixty-one,…

    12. Air Force Convair F-102 at Wallops

      NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

      1953-01-01

      Two models of the Air Force's Convair F-102 sit poised for launch from Langley's Wallops Island facility. The Coke Bottle shape of the model on the bottom follows the area rule. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, (page 60), by James Schultz.

    13. Air Force Convair F-102 at Wallops

      NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

      1954-01-01

      Two models of the Air Force's Convair F-102 sit poised for launch from Langley's Wallops Island facility. The coke bottle shape of the model on the bottom follows the area rule. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz (page 60).

    14. Bell X-5 Model and Molds

      NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

      1953-01-01

      A Langley model maker examines the molds used to form a model of the Bell X-5, a variable sweep craft that first flew in June of 1951. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 64), by James Schultz.

    15. Brain gray and white matter differences in healthy normal weight and obese children

      Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

      To compare brain gray and white matter development in healthy normal weight and obese children. Twenty-four healthy 8- to 10-year-old children whose body mass index was either <75th percentile (normal weight) or >95th percentile (obese) completed an MRI examination which included T1-weighted three-d...

    16. Flying Boat Construction

      NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

      1946-01-01

      Technicians are pictured installing flaps and wiring on a flying-boat model, circa 1944 (page 47). Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz. Photograph also published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 209).

    17. Cray 2 Supercomputer

      NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

      1989-01-01

      The Center's Cray 2 supercomputer is capable of performing a half-billion calculations per second and allows researchers to conduct studies in three dimensions rather than two. Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 112), by James Schultz.

    18. A Context for the Birth of "The Journal of Negro Education"

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      Gordon, Edmund W.

      2007-01-01

      "The Journal of Negro Education" was born during the third decade of the 20th century. "The Journal" has reflected concern with race and racial discrimination as a central problem in the education of Negro people. During its 75th anniversary, the legacy of "The Journal" continues and has remained the educational, societal, and economic outlet for…

    19. Dewey's "Art as Experience": The Psychological Background

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      Shusterman, Richard

      2010-01-01

      The year 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of John Dewey's birth and also the 75th anniversary of the publication of his aesthetic masterpiece "Art as Experience"--a book that has been extremely influential within the field of aesthetics, not only in philosophical aesthetics and aesthetic education but also in the arts themselves. In this essay,…

    20. Full Scale Wind Tunnel and Seaplane Tow Channel

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      1930-01-01

      Construction progress, aerials of East Area. L5169: Langley's seaplane towing facility (right) and the Full Scale Tunnel (left) were photographed in November of 1930. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 39), by James Schultz.

    1. Diamond Anniversary Lecture Series.

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      Adams, Dewey A.; And Others

      This document contains the texts of four lectures that were presented as part of a series commemorating the 75th anniversary of Ohio State University's Department of Agricultural Education. The first lecture, "The Conceptualization Process and Vocational Education Management," (Dewey A. Adams) discusses a five-step management behavior approach for…

    2. Photographic series: 1921 Engineers

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      1921-01-01

      Two mechanics measure and record wing ordinates on a Curtiss Jenny airplane. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 29), by James Schultz. Also published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 (page 45), by James R. Hansen.

    3. Aircraft Wing Preparation

      NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

      1921-01-01

      A LMAL carpenter prepares full scale wings for flight research, 1920. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 36), by James Schultz. Published in Engineer in Charge, NASA SP- 4305 (p. 82), by James R. Hansen.

    4. 1. Historic American Buildings Survey Copied by E. W. Russell, ...

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

      1. Historic American Buildings Survey Copied by E. W. Russell, Photographer, August 31, 1936 75TH ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK (NOT COPYRIGHT) - FRONT OF MAIN BUILDING BEFORE CLOISTER ARCADE WAS ADDED - Spring Hill College, Main Building, Old Shell Road, Spring Hill, Mobile County, AL

    5. 2. Historic American Buildings Survey Copied by E. W. Russell, ...

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

      2. Historic American Buildings Survey Copied by E. W. Russell, Photographer, August 31, 1936 75TH ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK (NOT COPYRIGHT) - REAR OF BUILDING BEFORE REINFORCED CONCRETE BALCONIES WERE ADDED - Spring Hill College, Main Building, Old Shell Road, Spring Hill, Mobile County, AL

    6. 2. Historic American Buildings Survey Copied by E. W. Russell, ...

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

      2. Historic American Buildings Survey Copied by E. W. Russell, Photographer, August 31, 1936 75TH ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK (NOT COPYRIGHT) - RUINS OF OLD COLLEGE AFTER FIRE OF 1869 - Spring Hill College, Original Building, Old Shell Road, Spring Hill, Mobile County, AL

    7. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse on Film and Video

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      Olson, Don; Hook, Joseph; Doescher, Russell; Wolf, Steven

      2015-01-01

      This month marks the 75th anniversary of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse. During a gale on Nov. 7, 1940, the bridge exhibited remarkable oscillations before collapsing spectacularly (Figs. 1-5). Physicists over the years have spent a great deal of time and energy studying this event. By using open-source analysis tools and digitized footage of…

    8. The Writer's Digest Guide to Good Writing.

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      Clark, Thomas, Ed.; And Others

      Marking "Writer's Digest"'s upcoming 75th anniversary, this book presents a collection of the best writing instruction, advice, and inspiration written by famous and not-so-famous writers and published in the magazine from the 1920s to the 1990s. The 49 selections in the book are arranged chronologically and address: (1) selecting an applying…

    9. The Impact of Child Care on Low-Income Texas Families: A Research Review Submitted to the Texas Work and Family Clearinghouse. Texas Workforce Commission.

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      Schexnayder, Deanna; McCoy, Jody

      Child care provisions in the federal welfare bill allow state policymakers flexibility in child care fund allocation. This report, prepared for the 75th Texas Legislature, reviews research on the importance of child care programs to low-income families. The report notes that the child care needs of many low-income Texas families have not been met…

    10. Men of Vision: A University Challenge to Distance Education.

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      Kitchen, Ronald D.

      Prepared for the 75th anniversary of the external studies program at the University of Queensland, this essay includes a brief introduction and an introductory account of the first four directors of the program. Background information provided in the introduction includes the establishment, educational philosophy, funding sources, and…

    11. Effectiveness of Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Meta-Analytic Review

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      Kulik, James A.; Fletcher, J. D.

      2016-01-01

      This review describes a meta-analysis of findings from 50 controlled evaluations of intelligent computer tutoring systems. The median effect of intelligent tutoring in the 50 evaluations was to raise test scores 0.66 standard deviations over conventional levels, or from the 50th to the 75th percentile. However, the amount of improvement found in…

    12. Alcoholics Anonymous

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      ... A.A.? For Professionals For A.A. Members eBooks Read Big Book and Twelve & Twelve A.A. ... Board Calendars G.S.O. Newsletters A.A. Literature | eBooks | Read the Big Book and Twelve & Twelve | 75th ...

    13. The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 1940-1984: Innovation, Introspection, Identity, and Involvement

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      Jable, J. Thomas

      2006-01-01

      In 2005, the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education reached its 75th anniversary. In celebration of this momentous occasion, this paper examines 44 years of the Academy's history from 1940 to 1984. During the 1940s, the Academy was engaged in the war effort. Then in the 1950s, it sought to define more precisely its role and…

    14. Special Education Learning Materials Centers (SELMC).

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      Christmas, Oren L.

      This study evaluated the current status and utilization of the Michigan Special Education Learning Materials Centers (SELMCs) mandated in 1970 by the State of Michigan 75th legislature and designed to assist administrators in future decision making. Twenty-two SELMC contact persons and 368 special educators were separately surveyed. Major results…

    15. 29 CFR 776.0a - Introductory statement.

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      2014-07-01

      ... Employee Coverage § 776.0a Introductory statement. (a) Scope and significance of this part. (1) The Fair... with respect to this general coverage are set forth in this part to provide “a practical guide to... of an interpretation, that it is incorrect. 1 Pub. L. 718, 75th Cong., 3d sess. (52 Stat. 1060),...

    16. 29 CFR 776.0a - Introductory statement.

      Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

      2013-07-01

      ... Employee Coverage § 776.0a Introductory statement. (a) Scope and significance of this part. (1) The Fair... with respect to this general coverage are set forth in this part to provide “a practical guide to... of an interpretation, that it is incorrect. 1 Pub. L. 718, 75th Cong., 3d sess. (52 Stat. 1060),...

    17. Seventy-Five Years Later: Gender-Based Harassment in Schools.

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      Scott, Kathryn

      1995-01-01

      Maintains that, on the 75th anniversary of women's suffrage, significant advances in the legal status, achievements, and opportunities for women have been made. Contends, however, that sexual harassment is still widespread in the nation's schools. Includes six charts defining and describing forms of sexual harassment. (CFR)

    18. 38 CFR 17.41 - Persons eligible for hospital observation and physical examination.

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      2011-07-01

      ... Government insurance suits. (2) United States Civil Service Commission—annuitants or applicants for... Government insurance. (38 U.S.C. 1711(a)) (b) Claimants or beneficiaries referred to a diagnostic center for... Retirement Board—applicants for annuity under Public No. 162, 75th Congress. (5) Other Federal agencies....

    19. A brief survey of extrapolation quadrature.

      SciTech Connect

      Lyness, J. N.; Mathematics and Computer Science

      2000-07-01

      This is a short precis of a presentation on some of the recent advances in the area of extrapolation quadrature given at David Elliott's 65th birthday conference in Hobart in February 1997. Since the dawn of mathematics, historians and others have found many isolated instances of extrapolation being used in numerical calculation. However, the first serious proponent seems to have been Richardson (1923). His technique, also known as the 'deferred approach to the limit,' can be applied to the numerical evaluation of any quantity L, which can be defined as a limit as h approaches zero of an approximation L(h) when this L(h) has an expansion of the form L(h) = L + a{sub 1}h + a{sub 2}h{sup 2} + {hor_ellipsis} + a{sub r}h{sup r} + O(h{sup r+1}). In other words, the discretization error L(h) - L has a power series expansion in the parameter (usually a step length) h. Richardson suggested his technique particularly for large calculations. Richardson's technique comprised evaluating several relatively poor approximations based on different moderate values of h, and then extrapolating these values to obtain an approximately for L(0). This was proposed as an alternative to using a single, much smaller, value of h. During the subsequent 25 years, Richardson's approach was consistently ignored or misunderstood in environments where the analysis was available and, where in retrospect, the method would have been powerful, But, in the second half of the twentieth century, Richardson's idea has been widely exploited in several numerical areas. Many expansions that can be used for extrapolation have been discovered, some of which are displayed here. In the discipline of numerical quadrature, this body of theory is sometimes referred to as extrapolation quadrature. This theory has several aspects. The first, dealt with in this talk, is the establishment of the expansion. But also of significant importance are equations relating to is use: in particular, selecting which values of h

    20. PREFACE: 2nd International Symposium on the Modern Physics of Compact Stars and Relativistic Gravity

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      Edvard Chubaryan, Professor; Aram Saharian, Professor; Armen Sedrakian, Professor

      2014-03-01

      The international conference ''The Modern Physics of Compact Stars and Relativistic Gravity'' took place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 18-21 September 2013. This was the second in a series of conferences which aim to bring together people working in astrophysics of compact stars, physics of dense matter, gravitation and cosmology, observations of pulsars and binary neutron stars and related fields. The conference was held on the occasion of 100th birthday of the founder of the Theoretical Physics Chair at the Department of Physics of Yerevan State University and prominent Armenian scientist Academician Gurgen S Sahakyan. The field of compact stars has seen extraordinary development since the discovery of pulsars in 1967. Even before this discovery, pioneering work of a number of theoretical groups had laid the foundation for this development. A pioneer of this effort was Professor G S Sahakyan who, together with Professor Victor Ambartsumyan and a group of young scientists, started in the early sixties their fundamental work on the properties of superdense matter and on the relativistic structure of compact stellar objects. This conference explored the vast diversity of the manifestations of compact stars, including the modern aspects of the equation of state of superdense matter, its magnetic and thermal properties, rotational dynamics, superfluidity and superconductivity, phase transition from hadronic to quark matter, etc. The articles on these subjects collected in this volume are evidence of liveliness of the field and of the continuous feedback between theory and the experiment. A part of this volume is devoted to the cosmology and the theories of gravity — the subfields of astrophysics that are of fundamental importance to our understanding of the universe. The reader will find here articles touching on the most diverse aspects of these fields such as modern problems in Einstein's classical theory of gravity and its alternatives, string theory motivated

    1. Assessment of Local Dose Reference Values for Recanalization of Chronic Total Occlusions and Other Occlusions in a High-Volume Catheterization Center.

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      Maccia, Carlo; Malchair, Françoise; Gobert, Isabelle; Louvard, Yves; Lefevre, Thierry

      2015-10-15

      The increasing number and complexity of these procedures have led to a higher number of patients at risk for tissue reactions like skin injuries. Monitoring of their dose indicators is essential in recognizing these patients. The aim of this work was to determine local diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for recanalization of chronic total occlusion (CTO) and other occlusions procedures. All data from patients who underwent cardiac procedures were reviewed and classified according to their complexity. Dose indicators such as fluoroscopy time (FT), dose area product (DAP), and air kerma at patient entrance reference point (AKr) were recorded. Correlations with patient's body mass index, operators, procedure strategy, and complexity were studied. For CTO, the mean DAP, AKr, and FT were 252 ± 234 Gycm(2), 3,985 ± 3,579 mGy, and 47 ± 36 minutes, respectively. To better reflect the non-Gaussian distribution of data, the median and the 75th percentile values were also reported: median DAP, 172 Gycm(2); 75th percentile DAP, 350 Gycm(2); median AKr, 2,714 mGy; and 75th percentile AKr, 5,921 mGy. A tentative new set of values were suggested to take into account the complexity difference in recanalization of total occlusions according to their antegrade or retrograde approach. These approach-specific DRLs for total occlusions were mean DAP (120 ± 114 Gycm(2)), mean AKr (1,789 ± 1,933 mGy), and mean FT (22 ± 18 minutes) for antegrade approach and mean DAP (459 ± 304 Gycm(2)), mean AKr (6,881 ± 4,243 mGy), and mean FT (82 ± 40 minutes) for retrograde approach. The other significant values were median DAP (84 Gycm(2)), 75th percentile DAP (147 Gycm(2)), median AKr (1,160 mGy), and 75th percentile AKr (2,176 mGy) for antegrade approach and median DAP (422 Gycm(2)), 75th percentile DAP (552 Gycm(2)), median AKr (6,295 mGy), and 75th percentile AKr (8,064 mGy) for retrograde approach. In conclusion, a set of local DRL values from a large center were assessed

    2. Reactance to Transgressors: Why Authorities Deliver Harsher Penalties When the Social Context Elicits Expectations of Leniency

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      Moore, Celia; Pierce, Lamar

      2016-01-01

      This paper combines experimental and field data to examine how authorities with discretion over how rules are enforced penalize transgressors when the social context of the transgression elicits expectations of leniency. Specifically, we test how transgressors are punished when it is their birthday: a day that triggers expectations of lenient treatment. First, in three scenario studies we explore individuals’ intuitions about how they would behave and expect to be treated if they transgressed on their birthdays, as well as how they would imagine penalizing a birthday transgressor. Second, using more than 134,000 arrest records for drunk driving in Washington State, we establish that police officers penalize drivers more harshly when it is their birthday. Then, in a lab experiment in which we grant participants discretion over enforcing the rules of an essay-writing contest, we test psychological reactance toward transgressors who make their birthday salient, even subtly, as the mechanism behind this increased stringency. We rule out several alternative explanations for this effect, including public safety concerns, negative affect and overcompensation for bias. We conclude with a discussion of the theoretical and practical implications of our findings for the literatures on punishment, rule-breaking, and legal transgressions. PMID:27242560

    3. Reactance to Transgressors: Why Authorities Deliver Harsher Penalties When the Social Context Elicits Expectations of Leniency.

      PubMed

      Moore, Celia; Pierce, Lamar

      2016-01-01

      This paper combines experimental and field data to examine how authorities with discretion over how rules are enforced penalize transgressors when the social context of the transgression elicits expectations of leniency. Specifically, we test how transgressors are punished when it is their birthday: a day that triggers expectations of lenient treatment. First, in three scenario studies we explore individuals' intuitions about how they would behave and expect to be treated if they transgressed on their birthdays, as well as how they would imagine penalizing a birthday transgressor. Second, using more than 134,000 arrest records for drunk driving in Washington State, we establish that police officers penalize drivers more harshly when it is their birthday. Then, in a lab experiment in which we grant participants discretion over enforcing the rules of an essay-writing contest, we test psychological reactance toward transgressors who make their birthday salient, even subtly, as the mechanism behind this increased stringency. We rule out several alternative explanations for this effect, including public safety concerns, negative affect and overcompensation for bias. We conclude with a discussion of the theoretical and practical implications of our findings for the literatures on punishment, rule-breaking, and legal transgressions. PMID:27242560

    4. 75 FR 53013 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Treasures of Heaven...

      Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

      2010-08-30

      ..., and Devotion in Medieval Europe'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... the exhibition ``Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe,'' imported...

    5. PREFACE: Dynamic crossover phenomena in water and other glass-forming liquids Dynamic crossover phenomena in water and other glass-forming liquids

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      Chen, Sow-Hsin; Baglioni, Piero

      2012-02-01

      This special section has been inspired by the workshop on Dynamic Crossover Phenomena in Water and Other Glass-Forming Liquids, held during November 11-13, 2010 at Pensione Bencistà, Fiesole, Italy, a well-preserved 14th century Italian villa tucked high in the hills overlooking Florence. The meeting, an assembly of world renowned scientists, was organized as a special occasion to celebrate the 75th birthday of Professor Sow-Hsin Chen of MIT, a pioneer in several aspects of complex fluids and soft matter physics. The workshop covered a large variety of experimental and theoretical research topics of current interest related to dynamic crossover phenomena in water and, more generally, in other glass-forming liquids. The 30 invited speakers/lecturers and approximately 60 participants were a select group of prominent physicists and chemists from the USA, Europe, Asia and Mexico, who are actively working in the field. Some highlights of this special issue include the following works. Professor Yamaguchi's group and their collaborators present a neutron spin echo study of the coherent intermediate scattering function of heavy water confined in cylindrical pores of MCM-41-C10 silica material in the temperature range 190-298 K. They clearly show that a fragile-to-strong (FTS) dynamic crossover occurs at about 225 K. They attribute the FTS dynamic crossover to the formation of a tetrahedral-like structure, which is preserved in the bulk-like water confined to the central part of the cylindrical pores. Mamontov and Kolesnikov et al study the collective excitations in an aqueous solution of lithium chloride over a temperature range of 205-270 K using neutron and x-ray Rayleigh-Brillouin (coherent) scattering. They detect both the low-frequency and the high-frequency sounds known to exist in pure bulk water above the melting temperature. They also perform neutron (incoherent) and x-ray (coherent) elastic intensity scan measurements. Clear evidence of the crossover in the

    6. Preface: phys. stat. sol. (a) 202/12

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      Neumann, Wolfgang; Stutzmann, Martin; Hildebrandt, Stefan

      2005-09-01

      The present special issue contains a collection of Original Papers dedicated to Professor Johannes Heydenreich on the occasion of his 75th birthday.Johannes Heydenreich, born on 20 June 1930 in Plauen/Vogtland near Dresden, studied physics at the Pädagogische Hochschule Potsdam, where he obtained his first academic degree Dipl. Phys. in 1958. He received his doctoral degree at the Martin Luther University in Halle in 1961 and the Habilitation degree in 1969. Already during his studies in Potsdam, he showed an interest in electron microscopy due to the influence of his teacher and supervisor Prof. Picht, one of the pioneers in electron optics. His interests were strengthened when Johannes Heydenreich did the experimental work for his Diploma degree at the Institute for Experimental Physics of the University of Halle, where he met Prof. Heinz Bethge for the first time. This was the beginning of a fruitful and longstanding collaboration. In 1962 Johannes Heydenreich joined the team of the later Institute for Solid State Physics and Electron Microscopy of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR, in Halle, for which the basis was laid by Prof. Bethge in 1960.Heydenreich has been working as Assistant Director for many years and played a decisive role in introducing and organising the various techniques of electron microscopy in the institute.The research activities of Prof. Heydenreich covered a broad spectrum over the years. At the beginning of his career he made significant contributions in the field of electron mirror microscopy. After that, his main interests were focused on transmission electron microscopy, ranging from diffraction contrast analysis of crystal defects to high-resolution electron microscopy and image processing. His favourite field was studies of defect-induced phenomena in advanced materials. The so-called Bethge-Heydenreich, the book Electron Microscopy in Solid State Physics, published at first in a German edition in 1982 and later in a revised

    7. Anatolii Alekseevich Karatsuba (congratulation)

      NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

      2007-02-01

      Anatolii Alekseevich Karatsuba was seventy on 31 January 2007. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of this journal for 30 years, and was Deputy Editor from 1977 to 1988 and from 1994 to 2003. We congratulate Anatolii Alekseevich on his birthday and heartily wish him good health, happiness and every success in his scientific work.

    8. Early-Childhood Poverty and Adult Attainment, Behavior, and Health

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      Duncan, Greg J.; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Kalil, Ariel

      2010-01-01

      This article assesses the consequences of poverty between a child's prenatal year and 5th birthday for several adult achievement, health, and behavior outcomes, measured as late as age 37. Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (1,589) and controlling for economic conditions in middle childhood and adolescence, as well as demographic…

    9. Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference

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      Connaway, Lynn Silipigni; Radford, Marie L.

      2011-01-01

      As individuals become more and more comfortable mediating all kinds of situations online and through various technologies, their virtual selves increasingly overlap their "real" lives. Posting a "happy birthday!" message on Facebook is as automatic as dropping a card in the mail. E-mailing relevant links to co-workers happens as naturally as…

    10. First Love

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      McCafferty, Kimberlee Rutan

      2012-01-01

      The author's son, Justin, was diagnosed at the tender age of 17 months with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, the gentler label that generally indicates an autism referral will eventually come. In time it did, just after his second birthday, when he was termed a moderately autistic, non-verbal child. The author realized about the only thing all…

    11. Windows into Children's Thinking: A Guide to Storytelling and Dramatization

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      Wright, Cheryl; Bacigalupa, Chiara; Black, Tyler; Burton, Michael

      2008-01-01

      Telling and dramatizing stories is an increasingly popular addition to the preschool curriculum, largely due to the attention this activity has received through the writings of Vivian Paley (Bad guys don't have birthdays: fantasy play at four. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1988; The boy who would be a helicopter: the uses of…

    12. 14 CFR 61.23 - Medical certificates: Requirement and duration.

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      2010-01-01

      ...) If that person has reached his or her 60th birthday and serves as a pilot in 14 CFR part 121... certificate expires, for 14 CFR part 121 operations, at the end of the last day of the 6th month after the... certificate— (1) When exercising the privileges of a student pilot certificate while seeking— (i) A...

    13. How to Fix an Az-Burger

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      Smith, Jonathan J.

      2010-01-01

      I began this project on my 17th birthday as an article dedicated to helping kids with autism, and in a more specific category, Asperger's Syndrome. These are my thoughts and insights on how I perceive the world around me. I hope sharing my experiences and perceptions may help teachers and other specialists in their work with children with…

    14. Matthew Effects in Young Readers: Reading Comprehension and Reading Experience Aid Vocabulary Development

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      Cain, Kate; Oakhill, Jane

      2011-01-01

      The authors report data from a longitudinal study of the reading development of children who were assessed in the years of their 8th, 11th, 14th, and 16th birthdays. They examine the evidence for Matthew effects in reading and vocabulary between ages 8 and 11 in groups of children identified with good and poor reading comprehension at 8 years.…

    15. The Role of Symbol-Based Experience in Early Learning and Transfer from Pictures: Evidence from Tanzania

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      Walker, Caren M.; Walker, Lisa B.; Ganea, Patricia A.

      2013-01-01

      Extensive exposure to representational media is common for infants in Western culture, and previous research has shown that soon after their 1st birthday, infants can acquire and extend new information from pictures to real objects. Here we explore the extent to which lack of exposure to pictures during infancy affects children's learning…

    16. What's Happening in January?

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      Toro, Leonor

      The booklet contains brief information on nine January events celebrated by Puerto Ricans: New Year; Epiphany; and the birthdays of Betsy Ross, Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Dr. Martin Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, William McKinley, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Designed as a teacher resource, the booklet includes brief biographical…

    17. A Celebration of Richard Feynman

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      2005-05-11

      In honor of the 2005 World Year of Physics, on the birthday of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, BSA sponsored this celebration. Actor Norman Parker reads from Feynman's bestselling books, and Ralph Leighton and Tom Rutishauser, who played bongos with Feynman, reminisce on what it was like to drum with him.

    18. Multicultural Activities throughout the Year.

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      Saul, Jane D.; Saul, Betsy

      2001-01-01

      Describes how early childhood teachers and caregivers can provide experiences that implement meaningful multicultural understandings into their curriculum, focusing on: where to begin; diversity within the classroom; celebrating birthdays in different countries; classroom displays that positively represent different cultures; evaluating learning…

    19. Involving High School Students in Read Across America Day

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      Paynter, Kelly C.; Zarzeka, Jo

      2011-01-01

      Many U.S. elementary and middle schools celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd via the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day (RAAD). Not as many high schools participate in this joyous ode to reading. In this article, the authors describe how they, as media specialists at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia,…

    20. Influence of Disability and Gender on Transition Assessment and Goal Generator (TAGG) Scores

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      El-Kazimi, Nidal

      2012-01-01

      Legislators mandated transition education for students with disabilities to improve their post-school outcomes. Each student with an IEP should have an annual transition plan at or before his or her 16th birthday. IDEA mandated the utilization of age appropriate transition assessment to develop students' post-secondary transition goals based…