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  1. West Europe Report

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    Trade Deficit Up 151 FINLAND Finnish-Built Railcar Facility in USSR May Ease Stock Shortage (Kalle Heiskanen ; HELSINGIN SANOMAT, 13 Jun 85) 152...Country’s Firm Wins Orders for Large Projects in USSR (Kalle Heiskanen ; HELSINGIN SANOMAT, 14 Jun 85) 154 - d - Soviets Hold Out Prospects for Kola...Mineral Projects (Kalle Heiskanen ; HELSINGIN SANOMAT, 12 Jun 85)..... 157 GREECE Balance of Payments: Disappointing Results 15Q (I KATHIMERINI, 14

  2. Wolof Syllable Structure: Evidence from a Secret Code.

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    Ka, Omar

    A structural analysis provides new evidence concerning the internal structure of the syllable in Wolof, a West African language, through examination of the secret code called Kall, spoken mainly in Senegal's Ceneba area. It is proposed that Kall is better described as involving primarily a reduplication of the prosodic word. The first section…

  3. West Europe Report Tables of Contents JPRS-WER-86-064, 2 July 1986 JPRS-WER-86-124, 31 Dec 1986.

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    Kjaer 84 FINLAND Sorsa Rejects Assertions Finnish-USSR Trade in Crisis (Kalle Heiskanen ; HELSINGIN SANOMAT, 17 Jun 86) 86 ITALY Further Balance Trade, by Kalle Heiskanen ^ 54 Chernobyl Accident Aids Exports, by Saska Saarikoski 56 Paper Comments on Visit, Editorial 57 FRANCE

  4. Ten Propositions Regarding Space Power: The Dawn of a Space Force

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  5. SPX: The Tenth International Conference on Stochastic Programming

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    Dupa ~ovA, Yuri Ermoliev, Peter Kall, Wim Klein Haneveld, Kurt Marti, Andras Prdkopa, Steve Robinson, Terry Rockafellar, Roger Wets, and Bill Ziemba...Methods in SP Chair: Jitka Dupa ~ov6, Charles University ThB 9:45-10:45 Grand Ballroom Plenary Address: Werner Roemisch,Humboldt-University Berlin...Dantzig Kurt Marti Michael A.H. Dempster Andras Pr~kopa Jitka Dupa ~ov6 Stephen M.Robinson Yuri Ermoliev R. Tyrell Rockafellar Peter Kall Roger J-B Wets

  6. A Fundamental Study of Tool Steels Processed from Rapidly Solidified Powders.

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    Material 10 5. Heat Treatment of the Consolidated Material 11 6. Characterization of the Heat-Treated Material 11 IV . RESULTS 12 1. Atomized Powders...given in Table IV . 4. Characterization of the HIPed Material Each of the eight T15 samples was mounted, polished and etched using Kalling’s Reagent...Table IV . 6. Characterization of the Heat-Treated Material The heat treatment schedule yielded a matrix of forty-eight samples (8 HIPed samples x 2

  7. Studies on MUST (Medical Unit, Self-Contained, Transportable) Field Hospital Wastewater Treatment

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    upfiow, solids-contact, clarification, and pressure diatomite filtration as a pretrcatment for a high-recovery, reverse osmosis (RO) system to treat a...upflow, solids-contact clarification, and pressure diatomite filtration is an acceptable pretreat- ment for a high-recovery reverse osmosis unit in...using diatomite filiation. Criteria for evaluation of filter performance were clarity of effluent A. Gouveia. and K.A.ll. Hooton, "Potable Water from

  8. A kallikrein-targeting RNA aptamer inhibits the intrinsic pathway of coagulation and reduces bradykinin release.


    Steen Burrell, K-A; Layzer, J; Sullenger, B A


    Essentials Kallikrein amplifies contact activation and is a potential target for preventing thrombosis. We developed and characterized a kallikrein aptamer using convergent evolution and kinetic assays. Kall1-T4 prolongs intrinsic clotting time by inhibiting factor XIIa-mediated prekallikrein activation. Kall1-T4 decreases high-molecular-weight kininogen cleavage and bradykinin release. Background Plasma kallikrein is a serine protease that plays an integral role in many biological processes, including coagulation, inflammation, and fibrinolysis. The main function of kallikrein in coagulation is the amplification of activated factor XII (FXIIa) production, which ultimately leads to thrombin generation and fibrin clot formation. Kallikrein is generated by FXIIa-mediated cleavage of the zymogen prekallikrein, which is usually complexed with the non-enzymatic cofactor high molecular weight kininogen (HK). HK also serves as a substrate for kallikrein to generate the proinflammatory peptide bradykinin (BK). Interestingly, prekallikrein-deficient mice are protected from thrombotic events while retaining normal hemostatic capacity. Therefore, therapeutic targeting of kallikrein may provide a safer alternative to traditional anticoagulants with anti-inflammatory benefits. Objectives To isolate and characterize an RNA aptamer that binds to and inhibits plasma kallikrein, and to elucidate its mechanism of action. Methods and Results Using convergent Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment (SELEX), we isolated an RNA aptamer that targets kallikrein. This aptamer, Kall1-T4, specifically binds to both prekallikrein and kallikrein with similar subnanomolar binding affinities, and dose-dependently prolongs fibrin clot formation in an activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) coagulation assay. In a purified in vitro system, Kall1-T4 inhibits the reciprocal activation of prekallikrein and FXII primarily by reducing the rate of FXIIa-mediated prekallikrein

  9. Urinary coagulation-fibrinolysis, kallirein-kinin systems and kininase in cases of preclampsia.


    Mutoh, S; Kobayashi, M; Hirata, J; Itoh, N; Maki, M; Komatsu, Y; Yoshida, A; Sasa, H; Kuroda, K; Kikuchi, Y


    Urinary kallikrein and kallikrein activity significantly decreased in cases of preeclampsia (u-kall./CRE.index 42.39 +/- 9.66 ng/mg, u-kall. act./CRE.index 0.26 +/- 0.06 ng/min/mg), and urinary kininase II and kininase activity significantly increased (u-kininase/CRE.index 10.91 +/- 1.26 x 10(-3) IU/min/mg, u-kininase act./CRE.index 506.37 +/- 178.45 pg/min/mg) when compared with those of normal gravidas from 28 weeks to 42 weeks of gestation (u-kall./CRE.index 189.31 +/- 14.17 ng/mg, u-kall. act./CRE index 1.08 +/- 0.10 ng/min/mg, u-kininase/CRE.index 6.24 +/- 0.31 x 10(-3) IU/min/mg, u-kininase act./CRE.index 15.64 +/- 0.10 pg/min/mg). Urinary FPA, B beta 5-42, alpha 2-PI, and alpha 2PI-plasmin-complex (PIC) significantly increased in preeclampsia (u-FPA/CRE.index 23.59 +/- 8.47 ng/mg, u-B beta/CRE.index 105.26 +/- 29.30 ng/mg, u-alpha 2PI/CRE.index 121.53 +/- 43.57 ng/mg, u-PIC/CRE index 278.39 +/- 60.50 ng/mg) when compared with those of normal control group (u-FPA/CRE.index 0.92 +/- 0.04 ng/mg, u-B beta/CRE.index 12.15 +/- 0.44 ng/mg, u-alpha 2PI/CRE.index 4.18 +/- 0.33 ng/mg, u-PIC/CRE.index 5.98 +/- 1.15 ng/mg). Urinary urokinase markedly increased and urinary D-dimer was detected in severe cases of preeclampsia (u-UK/CRE.index 58.20 +/- 43.69 ng/mg, u-D-dimer 54.76 +/- 9.89 ng/ml) when compared with those of normal control group. These findings suggest that deficiency in urinary kinin excretion may induce hypertension in addition to the changes of urinary coagulation-fibrinolysis system that represents the occurrence of either the endothelial cell injury in the glomerulus or the renal tulbular damage in mild cases of preeclampsia, eventually resulting in the intra-renal vascular coagulation.

  10. Metallography of maraging 350 steel

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    Hutson, S.M.; Merten, C.W.


    A technique for etching maraging 350 steel with Glyceregia is described. Surface activation procedures are integral to this technique. Microstructural features revealed by this technique are compared with those obtained with Kalling's reagent, Fry's reagent, and 5% Nital, three etchants commonly used to reveal microstructures of maraging steels. Features which may be simultaneously revealed using Glyceregia include prior austenite grain boundaries, martensitic structure, precipitates, titanium carbo-nitrides, and reverted austenite. The other etchants examined in this investigation typically reveal only a few of the microstructural features detailed above at any one time. 11 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. The accuracies of DNA-based estimates of genetic merit derived from Angus or multibreed beef cattle training populations.


    Weber, K L; Drake, D J; Taylor, J F; Garrick, D J; Kuehn, L A; Thallman, R M; Schnabel, R D; Snelling, W M; Pollak, E J; Van Eenennaam, A L


    Several organizations have developed prediction models for molecular breeding values (MBV) for quantitative growth and carcass traits in beef cattle using Bovine SNP50 genotypes and phenotypic or EBV data. Molecular breeding values for Angus cattle have been developed by IGENITY, Pfizer Animal Genetics, and a collaboration between researchers from Iowa State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia (ISU/UMC). The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC; Clay Center, NE) has also developed MBV for 16 cattle breeds using 2 multibreed populations, the Germplasm Evaluation (GPE) Program and the 2,000 Bull Project (2K(ALL)), and 2 single breed subpopulations of the 2,000 Bull Project, Angus (2K(AN)) and Hereford (2K(HH)). In this study, these MBV were assessed relative to commercial ranch EBV estimated from the progeny phenotypes of Angus bulls naturally mated in multisire breeding pastures to commercial cows: 121 for USMARC MBV, 99 for ISU/UMC MBV, and 29 for IGENITY and Pfizer MBV (selected based on number of progeny carcass records). Five traits were analyzed: weaning weight (WW), HCW, marbling score (MS), rib-eye muscle area (RE), and, for IGENITY and Pfizer only, feedlot ADG. The average accuracies of MBV across traits were 0.38 ± 0.05 for IGENITY, 0.61 ± 0.12 for Pfizer, 0.46 ± 0.12 for ISU/UMC, 0.16 ± 0.04 for GPE, 0.26 ± 0.05 for 2K(ALL), 0.24 ± 0.04 for 2K(AN), and 0.02 ± 0.12 for 2K(HH). Angus-based MBV (IGENITY, Pfizer, ISU/UMC, and 2K(AN)) explained larger proportions of genetic variance in this population than GPE, 2K(ALL), or 2K(HH) MBV for the same traits. In this data set, IGENITY, Pfizer, and ISU/UMC MBV were predictive of realized performance of progeny, and incorporation of that information into national genetic evaluations would be expected to improve EPD accuracy, particularly for young animals.

  12. Commentary on "integrative genomic analyses reveal an androgen-driven somatic alteration landscape in early-onset prostate cancer." Weischenfeldt J, Simon R, Feuerbach L, Schlangen K, Weichenhan D, Minner S, Wuttig D, Warnatz HJ, Stehr H, Rausch T, Jäger N, Gu L, Bogatyrova O, Stütz AM, Claus R, Eils J, Eils R, Gerhäuser C, Huang PH, Hutter B, Kabbe R, Lawerenz C, Radomski S, Bartholomae CC, Fälth M, Gade S, Schmidt M, Amschler N, Haß T, Galal R, Gjoni J, Kuner R, Baer C, Masser S, von Kalle C, Zichner T, Benes V, Raeder B, Mader M, Amstislavskiy V, Avci M, Lehrach H, Parkhomchuk D, Sultan M, Burkhardt L, Graefen M, Huland H, Kluth M, Krohn A, Sirma H, Stumm L, Steurer S, Grupp K, Sültmann H, Sauter G, Plass C, Brors B, Yaspo ML, Korbel JO, Schlomm T, Genome Biology Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.: Cancer Cell 2013;23(2):159-70.


    Olumi, Aria F


    Early-onset prostate cancer (EO-PCA) represents the earliest clinical manifestation of prostate cancer. To compare the genomic alteration landscapes of EO-PCA with "classical" (elderly-onset) PCA, we performed deep sequencing-based genomics analyses in 11 tumors diagnosed at young age, and pursued comparative assessments with seven elderly-onset PCA genomes. Remarkable age-related differences in structural rearrangement (SR) formation became evident, suggesting distinct disease pathomechanisms. Whereas EO-PCAs harbored a prevalence of balanced SRs, with a specific abundance of androgen-regulated ETS gene fusions including TMPRSS2:ERG, elderly-onset PCAs displayed primarily non-androgen-associated SRs. Data from a validation cohort of>10,000 patients showed age-dependent androgen receptor levels and a prevalence of SRs affecting androgen-regulated genes, further substantiating the activity of a characteristic "androgen-type" pathomechanism in EO-PCA. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Encapsulation of Arn complexes by Calix[4]arene: Endo- vs. exo-complexes

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    Ebata, Takayuki; Hontama, Naoya; Inokuchi, Yoshiya; Haino, Takeharu; Apra, Edoardo; Xantheas, Sotiris S.


    The structure of the calix[4]arene(C4A)-Arn complexes has been investigated by laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy, mass-selected resonant two-color two-photon ionization (2C-R2PI) spectroscopy, fragment detected IR photodissociation (FDIRPD) spectroscopy, and high level first principles electronic structure calculations at the MP2 and CCSD(T) levels of theory. C4A has a very high ability of forming van der Waals complexes with rare gas atoms. For the C4A-Ar dimer two isomers are observed. A major species shows a 45 cm-1 red-shift of its band origin with respect to the monomer, while that of a minor species is 60 cm-1. The binding energy of the major species is determined to be in the range of 350 - 2250 cm-1 from 2C-R2PI spectroscopy and FDIRPD spectroscopy. Two isomers are also identified in the quantum chemical calculations, depending on whether the Ar atom resides inside (endo) or outside (exo) the C4A. We propose a scheme to derive CCSD(T)-quality binding energies for the C4A-Ar complex based on the ratio of CCSD(T)/MP2 energies for the smaller model systems Benzene-Ar and Phenol-Ar, for which the CCSD(T) level of theory converges to the experimentally determined binding energies. Our best computed estimates for the binding energies of the C4A-Ar endo- and endo-complexes at the CCSD(T)/Complete Basis Set (CBS) level of theory are 1560 cm-1 and 510 cm-1, respectively. For the C4A-Ar2 trimer the calculations support the existence of two nearly isoenergetic isomers: one is the {2:0} endo-complex, in which the Ar2 dimer is encapsulated inside the C4A cavity, and the other is the {1:1} endo-exo-complex, in which one Ar resides inside and the other outside the C4A cavity. However, the experimental evidence 3 strongly suggests that the observed species is the {2:0} endo-complex. The endo structural motif is also suggested for the larger C4A-Arn complexes because of the systematic red-shifts of the complexes with the number of bound Ar atoms suggesting that the

  14. Inferring patterns of folktale diffusion using genomic data.


    Bortolini, Eugenio; Pagani, Luca; Crema, Enrico R; Sarno, Stefania; Barbieri, Chiara; Boattini, Alessio; Sazzini, Marco; da Silva, Sara Graça; Martini, Gessica; Metspalu, Mait; Pettener, Davide; Luiselli, Donata; Tehrani, Jamshid J


    Observable patterns of cultural variation are consistently intertwined with demic movements, cultural diffusion, and adaptation to different ecological contexts [Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman (1981) Cultural Transmission and Evolution: A Quantitative Approach; Boyd and Richerson (1985) Culture and the Evolutionary Process]. The quantitative study of gene-culture coevolution has focused in particular on the mechanisms responsible for change in frequency and attributes of cultural traits, the spread of cultural information through demic and cultural diffusion, and detecting relationships between genetic and cultural lineages. Here, we make use of worldwide whole-genome sequences [Pagani et al. (2016) Nature 538:238-242] to assess the impact of processes involving population movement and replacement on cultural diversity, focusing on the variability observed in folktale traditions (n = 596) [Uther (2004) The Types of International Folktales: A Classification and Bibliography. Based on the System of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson] in Eurasia. We find that a model of cultural diffusion predicted by isolation-by-distance alone is not sufficient to explain the observed patterns, especially at small spatial scales (up to [Formula: see text]4,000 km). We also provide an empirical approach to infer presence and impact of ethnolinguistic barriers preventing the unbiased transmission of both genetic and cultural information. After correcting for the effect of ethnolinguistic boundaries, we show that, of the alternative models that we propose, the one entailing cultural diffusion biased by linguistic differences is the most plausible. Additionally, we identify 15 tales that are more likely to be predominantly transmitted through population movement and replacement and locate putative focal areas for a set of tales that are spread worldwide.

  15. Hoechst and Wacker plan joint venture in PVC

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    Young, I.


    Restructuring of Europe's petrochemical industry has taken a further step with the announcement that Hoechst (Frankfurt) and Wacker Chemie (Munich) are planning a joint venture in polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The venture would include production, R D, sales and marketing, plus both companies' PVC recycling activities. However, their vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plants, and Hoechst's Kalle PVC film business, have been left out. Erich Schnitzler, head of Hoechst's PVC business unit, does not anticipate problems with the European Community's competition directorate. We are both among the middle-sized European PVC producers, and together we would have a 9%-10% market share. Our joint venture would not limit competition. Both partners are hoping for approval from Brussels in first-quarter 1993. Hoechst has 255,000 m.t./year of PVC capacity at Gendorfand Knapsack, while Wacker has 365,000 m.t./year at Burghausen and Cologne. All the units, except Wacker's Cologne plant, are back integrated to VCM. The joint venture would buy VCM from the two parent companies and on the merchant market.

  16. Editorial

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)


    COSIRES 2004 was the seventh conference in the series of international conferences on computer simulation of radiation effects in solids. This series started in 1992 in Berlin, Germany, and has since then been held biennially in Santa Barbara, USA; Guildford, UK; Okayama, Japan; State College, USA and Dresden, Germany. In 2004 we were pleased to host 104 persons in Helsinki. The strength of the conference series was reflected in that about half of the attendees were graduate students or young postdocs. The good attendance and success of the meeting was to a large extent made possible by generous financial support from the Academy of Finland, the University of Helsinki, the Vilho, Yrjö and Kalle Väisälä foundation and the Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation. I am very grateful for this support received, as well as the efforts put in for the meeting by the international advisory committee, program committee and most of all the local organizing committee. Without the help of all my 18 local co-organizers the meeting could not have ran as smoothly and pleasantly as it did.

  17. Validation of a stochastic digital packing algorithm for porosity prediction in fluvial gravel deposits

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    Liang, Rui; Schruff, Tobias; Jia, Xiaodong; Schüttrumpf, Holger; Frings, Roy M.


    Porosity as one of the key properties of sediment mixtures is poorly understood. Most of the existing porosity predictors based upon grain size characteristics have been unable to produce satisfying results for fluvial sediment porosity, due to the lack of consideration of other porosity-controlling factors like grain shape and depositional condition. Considering this, a stochastic digital packing algorithm was applied in this work, which provides an innovative way to pack particles of arbitrary shapes and sizes based on digitization of both particles and packing space. The purpose was to test the applicability of this packing algorithm in predicting fluvial sediment porosity by comparing its predictions with outcomes obtained from laboratory measurements. Laboratory samples examined were two natural fluvial sediments from the Rhine River and Kall River (Germany), and commercial glass beads (spheres). All samples were artificially combined into seven grain size distributions: four unimodal distributions and three bimodal distributions. Our study demonstrates that apart from grain size, grain shape also has a clear impact on porosity. The stochastic digital packing algorithm successfully reproduced the measured variations in porosity for the three different particle sources. However, the packing algorithm systematically overpredicted the porosity measured in random dense packing conditions, mainly because the random motion of particles during settling introduced unwanted kinematic sorting and shape effects. The results suggest that the packing algorithm produces loose packing structures, and is useful for trend analysis of packing porosity.

  18. Determination of aquatic humic acid carbon and nitrogen by high temperature

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    Fox, Lewis E.

    Humic substances refer to an enormously complex class of organic compounds generally attributed to breakdown products of biogenic organic matter on land or planktonic excretions in seawaters [see, for example, Schnitzer and Khan, 1972, for terrestrial humics; and Stuermer and Harvey, 1974; Harvey et al., 1984 for seawater humics]. Although these substances have been thoroughly investigated, their chemical structures are variable causing their identification to be dependent on general chemical characteristics. They are defined as yellow to black colored, moderately high molecular weight, alkali soluble, polyelectrolytes [Schnitzer and Khan, 1972; Stevenson and Butler, 1969; Kalle, 1966]. Modern extraction of humic substances from water is done with XAD sorbant resins [Thurman and Malcolm, 1981; Stuermer, 1975; Stuermer and Harvey, 1974; Gagosian and Stuermer, 1977]. Humic substances are subdivided according to their solubility in strong acid solution. Under these conditions, the soluble portion is defined as fulvic acid, the insoluble portion, humic acid. The method described below is specifically used for humic acid [see Fox, 1983], but is of equal value for measuring fulvic acid after appropriate modification of the initial extraction procedure.

  19. Sensitivity of annual mass balance gradient and Hypsometry to the changing climate: the case of Dokriani Glacier, central Himalaya, India

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    Pratap, B.


    The glacier mass balance is undelayed, unfiltered and direct method to assess the impact of climate change on the glaciers. Many studies suggest that some of the Himalayan glaciers have lost their mass at an increased rate during the past few decades. Furthermore, the mass balance gradient and hypsometric analysis are important to understand the glacier response towards climatic perturbations. Our long term in-situ monitoring on the Dokriani Glacier provides great insights to understand the variability in central Himalayan glaciers. We report the relationship between glacier hypsometry and annual mass balance gradient (12 years) to understand the glacier's response towards climate change. Dokriani Glacier in the Bhagirathi basin is a small (7 km2) NNW exposed glacier in the western part of central Himalaya, India. The study analysed the annual balance, mass balance gradient and length changes observed during first decade of 21st century (2007-2013) and compare with the previous observations of 1990s (1992-2000). A large spatial variability in the mass balance gradients of two different periods has been observed. The equilibrium-line altitude (ELA) was fluctuated between 5000 and 5100 m a.s.l. and the derived time averaged ELA (ELAn) and balance budget ELA (ELA0) were 5075 and 4965 m a.s.l respectively during 1992-2013. The observed time-averaged accumulation-area ratio (AARn) and balance budget AAR (AAR0) were 0.67 and 0.72 respectively during 1992-2013. The higher value of AAR comprises due to flat and broader accumulation area (4.50 km2) of the glacier. Although, having larger accumulation area, the glacier has faced strong mass wasting with average annual ablation of -1.82 m w.e. a-1 in the ablation zone as compare to residual average annual accumulation of 0.41 m w.e. a-1. Based on the annual mass balance series (12 years) Dokriani Glacier has continuous negative annual balances with monotonically negative cumulative mass loss of -3.86 m w.e with the average

  20. Evaluating potentials for future generation off-shore wind-power outside Norway

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    Benestad, R. E.; Haugen, J.; Haakenstad, H.


    With todays critical need of renewable energy sources, it is naturally to look towards wind power. With the long coast of Norway, there is a large potential for wind farms offshore Norway. Although there are more challenges with offshore wind energy installations compared to wind farms on land, the offshore wind is generally higher, and there is also higher persistence of wind speed values in the power generating classes. I planning offshore wind farms, there is a need of evaluation of the wind resources, the wind climatology and possible future changes. In this aspect, we use data from regional climate model runs performed in the European ENSEMBLE-project (van der Linden and J.F.B. Mitchell, 2009). In spite of increased reliability in RCMs in the recent years, the simulations still suffer from systematic model errors, therefore the data has to be corrected before using them in wind resource analyses. In correcting the wind speeds from the RCMs, we will use wind speeds from a Norwegian high resolution wind- and wave- archive, NORA10 (Reistad et al 2010), to do quantile mapping (Themeβl et. al. 2012). The quantile mapping is performed individually for each regional simulation driven by ERA40-reanalysis from the ENSEMBLE-project corrected against NORA10. The same calibration is then used to the belonging regional climate scenario. The calibration is done for each grid cell in the domain and for each day of the year centered in a +/-15 day window to make an empirical cumulative density function for each day of the year. The quantile mapping of the scenarios provide us with a new wind speed data set for the future, more correct compared to the raw ENSEMBLE scenarios. References: Reistad M., Ø. Breivik, H. Haakenstad, O. J. Aarnes, B. R. Furevik and J-R Bidlo, 2010, A high-resolution hindcast of wind and waves for The North Sea, The Norwegian Sea and The Barents Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 116. doi:10.1029/2010JC006402. Themessl M. J., A. Gobiet and A. Leuprecht, 2012

  1. Spectrofluorimetric determination of melatonin in kernels of four different Pistacia varieties after ultrasound-assisted solid-liquid extraction.


    Oladi, Elham; Mohamadi, Maryam; Shamspur, Tayebeh; Mostafavi, Ali


    Melatonin is normally consumed to regulate the body's biological cycle. However it also has therapeutic properties, such as anti-tumor, anti-aging and protects the immune system. There are some reports on the presence of melatonin in edible kernels such as walnuts, but the extraction of melatonin from pistachio kernels is reported here for the first time. For this, the methanolic extract of pistachio kernels was exposed to gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis which confirmed the presence of melatonin. A fluorescence-based method was applied for the determination of melatonin in different extracts. When excited at λ=275 nm, the fluorescence emission intensity of melatonin was measured at λ=366 nm. Ultrasound-assisted solid-liquid extraction was used for the extraction of melatonin from pistachio kernels prior to fluorimetric determination. To achieve the highest extraction recovery, the main parameters affecting the extraction efficiency such as extracting solvent type and volume, temperature, sonication time and pH were evaluated. Under the optimized conditions, a linear dependence of fluorescence intensity on melatonin concentration was observed in the range of 0.0040-0.160 μg mL(-1), with a detection limit of 0.0036 μg mL(-1). This method was applied successfully for measuring and comparing the melatonin content in the kernels of four different varieties of Pistacia including Ahmad Aghaei, Akbari, Kalle Qouchi and Fandoghi. In addition, the results obtained were compared with those obtained using GC/MS. A good agreement was observed indicating the reliability of the proposed method.

  2. The SOFAL aluminum-air battery for man-portable applications, topic area: Batteries for terrestrial applications

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    Karpinski, A.P.; Billingsley, J.; Alminauskas, V.; Stannard, J.; Halliop, W.V.


    In a cooperative effort, Alupower Inc., and Commonwealth Technology, Inc., recently completed the development of a Man-portable Aluminum-air hybrid battery for the Special Operations Forces (SOF) under a Phase 2 SBIR program. The Phase 1 SBIR program resulted in the design of a 12 and 24 vdc hybrid system consisting of an Aluminum-air semi-fuel cell and rechargeable secondary battery, interfaced with an electronics control module. This power source, named ``Special Operations Forces Aluminum-air'' or SOFAL , provides a cost effective approach for portable SOF electronic equipment. The Phase 2 development culminated in the delivery of five prototype units to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) for field evaluation. Due to the short window of opportunity available for the field trial, only one unit was activated. The evaluation was conducted at Camp McKall, N. Carolina. The evaluation plan was to operate SINCGARS (AN/PRC-119A) radio and a Digital Message Data Group (DMDG KY-879/P) off the SOFAL for one week. Another set of the same equipment would be powered by the standard issue BA-5590/U LiSO{sub 2} primary batteries as a control group. The exercise simulated a command post handling message traffic, both voice and data, 24 hours a day. At the conclusion of the field trials, the USASOC and Special Forces personnel were pleased with the concept. Based on actual mission scenarios, the present unit was acceptable ``as is'' for command post situations. They have a desire for a second smaller unit for field applications. Being a prototype, there were a few glitches but overall the evaluation was very positive, laying the ground work for Phase 3.

  3. Spectrofluorimetric determination of melatonin in kernels of four different Pistacia varieties after ultrasound-assisted solid-liquid extraction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Oladi, Elham; Mohamadi, Maryam; Shamspur, Tayebeh; Mostafavi, Ali


    Melatonin is normally consumed to regulate the body's biological cycle. However it also has therapeutic properties, such as anti-tumor, anti-aging and protects the immune system. There are some reports on the presence of melatonin in edible kernels such as walnuts, but the extraction of melatonin from pistachio kernels is reported here for the first time. For this, the methanolic extract of pistachio kernels was exposed to gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis which confirmed the presence of melatonin. A fluorescence-based method was applied for the determination of melatonin in different extracts. When excited at λ = 275 nm, the fluorescence emission intensity of melatonin was measured at λ = 366 nm. Ultrasound-assisted solid-liquid extraction was used for the extraction of melatonin from pistachio kernels prior to fluorimetric determination. To achieve the highest extraction recovery, the main parameters affecting the extraction efficiency such as extracting solvent type and volume, temperature, sonication time and pH were evaluated. Under the optimized conditions, a linear dependence of fluorescence intensity on melatonin concentration was observed in the range of 0.0040-0.160 μg mL-1, with a detection limit of 0.0036 μg mL-1. This method was applied successfully for measuring and comparing the melatonin content in the kernels of four different varieties of Pistacia including Ahmad Aghaei, Akbari, Kalle Qouchi and Fandoghi. In addition, the results obtained were compared with those obtained using GC/MS. A good agreement was observed indicating the reliability of the proposed method.

  4. Long-term coastal measurements for large-scale climate trends characterization

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    Pomaro, Angela; Cavaleri, Luigi; Lionello, Piero


    , making it difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish the imposed effects from the climate signal itself, as demonstrated by Aarnes et al. (2015). From this point of view the problem is that long-term measured datasets are relatively unique, due to the cost and technical difficulty of maintaining fixed instrumental equipment over time, as well as of assuring the homogeneity and availability of the entire dataset. For this reason we are furthermore working on the publication of the quality controlled dataset to make it widely available for open-access research purposes. The analysis and homogenization of the original dataset has actually required a substantial part of the time spent on the study, because of the strong impact that the quality of the data may have on the final result. We consider this particularly relevant, especially when referring to coastal areas, where the lack of reliable satellite data makes it difficult to improve the model capability to resolve the local peculiar oceanographic processes. We describe in detail any step and procedure used in producing the data, including full descriptions of the experimental design, data acquisition assays, and any computational processing needed to support the technical quality of the dataset.

  5. Omega 6 fatty acids for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.


    Al-Khudairy, Lena; Hartley, Louise; Clar, Christine; Flowers, Nadine; Hooper, Lee; Rees, Karen


    exercise or multifactorial interventions to avoid confounding. Two review authors independently selected trials for inclusion, extracted the data, and assessed the risk of bias in the included trials. We included four RCTs (five papers) that randomised 660 participants. No ongoing trials were identified. All included trials had at least one domain with an unclear risk of bias. There were no RCTs of omega 6 intake reporting CVD clinical events. Three trials investigated the effect of increased omega 6 intake on lipid levels (total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL-cholesterol), and high density lipoprotein (HDL-cholesterol)), two trials reported triglycerides, and two trials reported blood pressure (diastolic and systolic blood pressure). Two trials, one with two relevant intervention arms, investigated the effect of decreased omega 6 intake on blood pressure parameters and lipid levels (total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and HDL-cholesterol) and one trial reported triglycerides. Our analyses found no statistically significant effects of either increased or decreased omega 6 intake on CVD risk factors.Two studies were supported by funding from the UK Food Standards Agency and Medical Research Council. One study was supported by Lipid Nutrition, a commercial company in the Netherlands and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The final study was supported by grants from the Finnish Food Research Foundation, Finnish Heart Research Foundation, Aarne and Aili Turnen Foundation, and the Research Council for Health, Academy of Finland. We found no studies examining the effects of either increased or decreased omega 6 on our primary outcome CVD clinical endpoints and insufficient evidence to show an effect of increased or decreased omega 6 intake on CVD risk factors such as blood lipids and blood pressure. Very few trials were identified with a relatively small number of participants randomised. There is a need for larger well conducted RCTs assessing cardiovascular

  6. Magnetic properties of Fe{sub 2}P-type R{sub 6}CoTe{sub 2} compounds (R=Gd-Er)

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    Morozkin, A.V.; Mozharivskyj, Yu; Svitlyk, V.; Nirmala, R.; Isnard, O.; Ritter, C.


    } phases (R=Gd-Er, space group P6-bar 2m) show ferromagnetic type ordering in the temperature range 14-220 K.All compounds demonstrate high-temperature ferromagnetic and low-temperature antiferromagnetic ordering.The magnetic entropy of Gd{sub 6}CoTe{sub 2} increases from {Delta}S{sub mag}=-4.5 J/kg K at 220 K up to {Delta}S{sub mag}=-6.5 J/kg K at 180 K for the field change {Delta}{mu}{sub 0}H=0-5 T.The R{sub 6}CoTe{sub 2} compounds exhibit the commensurate magnetic structures with wave vectors K{sub 0}=[0, 0, 0] and K{sub 1}=[1/2, 1/2, 1/2].

  7. EDITORIAL: Molecular switches at surfaces Molecular switches at surfaces

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    Weinelt, Martin; von Oppen, Felix


    electron-vibration coupling in transport through single moleculesKatharina J Franke and Jose Ignacio Pascual Vibrational heating in single-molecule switches: an energy-dependent density-of-states approachT Brumme, R Gutierrez and G Cuniberti Reversible switching of single tin phthalocyanine molecules on the InAs(111)A surfaceC Nacci, K Kanisawa and S Fölsch Tuning the interaction between carbon nanotubes and dipole switches: the influence of the change of the nanotube-spiropyran distanceP Bluemmel, A Setaro, C Maity, S Hecht and S Reich Carbon nanotubes as substrates for molecular spiropyran-based switchesE Malic, A Setaro, P Bluemmel, Carlos F Sanz-Navarro, Pablo Ordejón, S Reich and A Knorr Ultrafast dynamics of dithienylethenes differently linked to the surface of TiO2 nanoparticlesLars Dworak, Marc Zastrow, Gehad Zeyat, Karola Rück-Braun and Josef Wachtveitl Switching the electronic properties of Co-octaethylporphyrin molecules on oxygen-covered Ni films by NO adsorptionC F Hermanns, M Bernien, A Krüger, J Miguel and W Kuch STM-switching of organic molecules on semiconductor surfaces: an above threshold density matrix model for 1,5 cyclooctadiene on Si(100)K Zenichowski, Ch Nacci, S Fölsch, J Dokić, T Klamroth and P Saalfrank A switch based on self-assembled thymineFatih Kalkan, Michael Mehlhorn and Karina Morgenstern The growth and electronic structure of azobenzene-based functional molecules on layered crystalsJ Iwicki, E Ludwig, J Buck, M Kalläne, F Köhler, R Herges, L Kipp and K Rossnagel Voltage-dependent conductance states of a single-molecule junctionY F Wang, N Néel, J Kröger, H Vázquez, M Brandbyge, B Wang and R Berndt Molecules with multiple switching units on a Au(111) surface: self-organization and single-molecule manipulationJohannes Mielke, Sofia Selvanathan, Maike Peters, Jutta Schwarz, Stefan Hecht and Leonhard Grill Preparing and regulating a bi-stable molecular switch by atomic manipulationS Sakulsermsuk, R E Palmer and P A Sloan Mixed self

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

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    Suominen, Kalle-Antti


    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. PREFACE: CEWQO Topical Issue CEWQO Topical Issue

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    Bozic, Mirjana; Man'ko, Margarita


    Kalle-Antti Suominen ( The conference site is the new ICT building at chaired by Professor Kalle-Antti Suominen (, The conference site was the new ICT building at the University of Turku campus area and the Viking Line ferry boat. Turku is the central city of historical Finland established on the mouth of the river Aura in the 13th century. It is the birthplace of Finnish academic life, since the Academy of Turku was established there in 1640. In 2011, Turku will be one of the cultural capitals of Europe. The city has a strong maritime tradition and is shielded from the Baltic sea by a large and beautiful archipelago. The 17th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics will be held in 2010 in St Andrews, UK. It will be chaired by Professors Ulf Leonhardt and Natalia Korolkova from the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews. St Andrews is home to the first university of Scotland, the third-oldest in the English-speaking world, and is the home of golf. It remains a charming, eccentric seaside town that is sufficiently secluded - the ideal place for a stimulating and thought-provoking conference.