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  1. Streaming Scholarship: Using Fan Vids to Teach "Harry Potter"

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    Winters, Sarah Fiona

    2013-01-01

    This article argues that Harry Potter fan vids can be used in the classroom as works of secondary criticism about J. K. Rowling's primary text. It makes two claims: the first is that vids can be read as criticism of a particular text (in this case Harry Potter) alongside other critical essays on that text; the second is that the practice of…

  2. VID22 is required for transcriptional activation of the PSD2 gene in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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    Miyata, Non; Miyoshi, Takuya; Yamaguchi, Takanori; Nakazono, Toshimitsu; Tani, Motohiro; Kuge, Osamu

    2015-12-15

    Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is synthesized through decarboxylation of phosphatidylserine (PS), catalysed by PS decarboxylase 1 (Psd1p) and 2 (Psd2p) and the cytidine 5'-diphosphate (CDP)-ethanolamine (CDP-Etn) pathway. PSD1 null (psd1Δ) and PSD2 null (psd2Δ) mutants are viable in a synthetic minimal medium, but a psd1Δ psd2Δ double mutant exhibits Etn auxotrophy, which is incorporated into PE through the CDP-Etn pathway. We have previously shown that psd1Δ is synthetic lethal with deletion of VID22 (vid22Δ) [Kuroda et al. (2011) Mol. Microbiol. 80: , 248-265]. In the present study, we found that vid22Δ mutant exhibits Etn auxotrophy under PSD1-depressed conditions. Deletion of VID22 in wild-type and PSD1-depressed cells caused partial defects in PE formation through decarboxylation of PS. The enzyme activity of PS decarboxylase in an extract of vid22Δ cells was ∼70% of that in wild-type cells and similar to that in psd2Δ cells and the PS decarboxylase activity remaining in the PSD1-depressed cells became almost negligible with deletion of VID22. Thus, the vid22Δ mutation was suggested to cause a defect in the Psd2p activity. Furthermore, vid22Δ cells were shown to be defective in expression of the PSD2 gene tagged with 6×HA, the defect being ameliorated by replacement of the native promoter of the PSD2 gene with a CYC1 promoter. In addition, an α-galactosidase reporter assay revealed that the activity of the promoter of the PSD2 gene in vid22Δ cells was ∼5% of that in wild-type cells. These results showed that VID22 is required for transcriptional activation of the PSD2 gene.

  3. VID-R and SCAN: Tools and Methods for the Automated Analysis of Visual Records.

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    Ekman, Paul; And Others

    The VID-R (Visual Information Display and Retrieval) system that enables computer-aided analysis of visual records is composed of a film-to-television chain, two videotape recorders with complete remote control of functions, a video-disc recorder, three high-resolution television monitors, a teletype, a PDP-8, a video and audio interface, three…

  4. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Vids for Grids. New Media for the New Energy Workforce

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    Eckhart, Gene

    2012-02-29

    The objective of this program was to use a new media videos posted on YouTube to augment education about the emerging Smart Grid. All of the specific tasks have been completed per plan, with twelve videos and three podcasts posted on YouTube on the NEMA Vids4Grids channel.

  5. VidCat: an image and video analysis service for personal media management

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    Begeja, Lee; Zavesky, Eric; Liu, Zhu; Gibbon, David; Gopalan, Raghuraman; Shahraray, Behzad

    2013-03-01

    Cloud-based storage and consumption of personal photos and videos provides increased accessibility, functionality, and satisfaction for mobile users. One cloud service frontier that is recently growing is that of personal media management. This work presents a system called VidCat that assists users in the tagging, organization, and retrieval of their personal media by faces and visual content similarity, time, and date information. Evaluations for the effectiveness of the copy detection and face recognition algorithms on standard datasets are also discussed. Finally, the system includes a set of application programming interfaces (API's) allowing content to be uploaded, analyzed, and retrieved on any client with simple HTTP-based methods as demonstrated with a prototype developed on the iOS and Android mobile platforms.

  6. Introduction to Svenska.

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    Simonsen, Reidar G.

    This Swedish language unit is intended to introduce high school students in the United States to modern spoken Swedish and to Swedish culture. The document is presented in 18 chapters. Topics include greetings, family, daily life, conversational openers, the alphabet, ordering food in a restaurant, football, sports, skiing, politics, travels, and…

  7. The "Kid Vid" Crusade.

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    Foote, Susan Bartlett; Mnookin, Robert H.

    1980-01-01

    Reviews the events surrounding the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to regulate television advertising aimed at children. Discusses the fairness of children's advertising and considers the question of who should make decisions regulating children's viewing: the family or the government. (GC)

  8. A Decade of Reading Research in Sweden. Svenska unescoradets skriftserie. Nr. 1/1991.

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    Lundberg, Ingvar

    Covering studies from psychology, education, linguistics, and literature, this review of reading research in Sweden published in the 1980s includes sections on early reading development or emergent literacy, reading disabilities, and reading comprehension. Material in the review was selected using the following criteria: (1) only research…

  9. A VidEo-Based Intelligent Recognition and Decision System for the Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

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    Yin, Xu-Cheng; Wang, Zhi-Bin; Zhou, Fang; Hao, Hong-Wei

    2015-01-01

    The phacoemulsification surgery is one of the most advanced surgeries to treat cataract. However, the conventional surgeries are always with low automatic level of operation and over reliance on the ability of surgeons. Alternatively, one imaginative scene is to use video processing and pattern recognition technologies to automatically detect the cataract grade and intelligently control the release of the ultrasonic energy while operating. Unlike cataract grading in the diagnosis system with static images, complicated background, unexpected noise, and varied information are always introduced in dynamic videos of the surgery. Here we develop a Video-Based Intelligent Recognitionand Decision (VeBIRD) system, which breaks new ground by providing a generic framework for automatically tracking the operation process and classifying the cataract grade in microscope videos of the phacoemulsification cataract surgery. VeBIRD comprises a robust eye (iris) detector with randomized Hough transform to precisely locate the eye in the noise background, an effective probe tracker with Tracking-Learning-Detection to thereafter track the operation probe in the dynamic process, and an intelligent decider with discriminative learning to finally recognize the cataract grade in the complicated video. Experiments with a variety of real microscope videos of phacoemulsification verify VeBIRD's effectiveness. PMID:26693249

  10. A VidEo-Based Intelligent Recognition and Decision System for the Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery.

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    Tian, Shu; Yin, Xu-Cheng; Wang, Zhi-Bin; Zhou, Fang; Hao, Hong-Wei

    2015-01-01

    The phacoemulsification surgery is one of the most advanced surgeries to treat cataract. However, the conventional surgeries are always with low automatic level of operation and over reliance on the ability of surgeons. Alternatively, one imaginative scene is to use video processing and pattern recognition technologies to automatically detect the cataract grade and intelligently control the release of the ultrasonic energy while operating. Unlike cataract grading in the diagnosis system with static images, complicated background, unexpected noise, and varied information are always introduced in dynamic videos of the surgery. Here we develop a Video-Based Intelligent Recognitionand Decision (VeBIRD) system, which breaks new ground by providing a generic framework for automatically tracking the operation process and classifying the cataract grade in microscope videos of the phacoemulsification cataract surgery. VeBIRD comprises a robust eye (iris) detector with randomized Hough transform to precisely locate the eye in the noise background, an effective probe tracker with Tracking-Learning-Detection to thereafter track the operation probe in the dynamic process, and an intelligent decider with discriminative learning to finally recognize the cataract grade in the complicated video. Experiments with a variety of real microscope videos of phacoemulsification verify VeBIRD's effectiveness. PMID:26693249

  11. Sma Barn Pa Daghem: En studie av personalens samspel med barn och foraldrar vid lamning, hamtning och fri lek (Infants at Day Care: A Study of Staff Interaction with Children and Their Parents during Leaving, Collecting and Free Play).

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    Lothigius, Anita Holmstedt

    This thesis presents a picture of how staff interact with infants (age group 1-3 years old) and parents at three day care centers. The study focused on the situations of leaving and collecting the children and the children's time of free play both in and outdoors. The theoretical content has an attachment/psycho-dynamical perspective with emphasis…

  12. A Tool for the Analysis of Motion Picture Film or Video Tape.

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    Ekman, Paul; Friesen, Wallace V.

    1969-01-01

    A visual information display and retrieval system (VID-R) is described for application to visual records. VID-R searches and retrieves events by time address (location) or by previously stored ovservations or measurements. Fields are labeled by writing discriminable binary addresses on the horizontal lines outside the normal viewing area. The…

  13. "I Learn More at School": A Critical Perspective on Workplace-Related Second Language Learning In and Out of School

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    Sandwall, Karin

    2010-01-01

    This article presents a case study of a student involved in language learning at a work placement, as part of the basic Swedish language programme for adult immigrants, Svenska for invandrare (Sfi), in Gothenburg, Sweden. In accordance with the predominant economic agenda, this system is assumed to accelerate labour market entrance as well as…

  14. The A-Train Observes Tropical Storm Debby

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    The A-Train is a group of spacecraft flying in close formation allowing data taken by each instrument to be correlated to the other instruments: Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, Parasol, and Aura. This vid...

  15. Drainage water quality and end-member identification in La Violada irrigation district (Spain)

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    Isidoro, D.; Quílez, D.; Aragüés, R.

    2010-03-01

    SummaryThe identification of the different components in a water course is required to individualize and assess the actual contribution of irrigated agriculture to the pollution of the water course. This paper aimed at identifying and assessing the composition of the end-members in La Violada irrigation district (VID) and establishing a statistical procedure to reduce the sampling effort needed to establish drainage water quality. The quality of irrigation water, groundwater, and irrigated-land drainage water in VID was monitored during three hydrologic years to identify the components of flow in La Violada Gully, the natural exit course of VID. A network of sampling points in the secondary ditches and main drains of VID allowed identifying and separating those collecting irrigated-land drainage waters from those conveying high proportions of irrigation waters. Three end-member flows were identified in La Violada Gully during the irrigation season: (a) irrigation water arising from tail-waters, leakages and spills from the irrigation canals, very low in salts; (b) groundwater originating from the non-irrigated upper reaches of La Violada Gully watershed, high in Cl - and Na +; and (c) VID drainage water, high in SO42- and Ca 2+. The overall VID drainage water quality was accurately assessed through a simplified sampling scheme of only four sampling points that produced low errors of 0.1 dS/m for EC and 0.1 mmol c/L for Cl -. The separation of La Violada Gully flow in these three components is essential for estimating the actual contribution of irrigation in VID to the salt and nitrogen loads in La Violada Gully.

  16. Êtes-vous prêt pour un code bleu en cabinet?

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    Moore, Simon

    2015-01-01

    Résumé Problème traité Les urgences médicales sont fréquentes dans le cabinet des médecins de famille, mais nombreux sont ceux qui ne sont pas préparés à répondre aux urgences. Une vidéo éducative en ligne traitant des urgences en cabinet pourrait améliorer la réponse des médecins et de leur personnel aux urgences. Un outil comme celui-là n’a jamais été décrit auparavant. Objectif du programme Utiliser les pratiques fondées sur les données probantes pour produire une vidéo éducative expliquant comment se préparer à parer à une urgence dans un cabinet médical, disséminer la vidéo en ligne et évaluer l’attitude des médecins et de leur personnel à l’égard de la vidéo. Description du programme Une vidéo de 6 minutes a été produite en s’appuyant sur une revue de la littérature récente et des politiques des organismes réglementaires canadiens. La vidéo décrit l’équipement d’urgence recommandé, l’amélioration de la réponse à l’urgence et la formation du personnel en cabinet. Les médecins et leur personnel ont été invités à visualiser la vidéo en ligne à www.OfficeEmergencies.ca. L’opinion de l’auditoire sur le format de la vidéo et son contenu a été évaluée par l’entremise d’un sondage (N = 275). Conclusion Les résultats du sondage indiquent que la vidéo était pertinente et bien présentée, et le format en ligne était pratique et satisfaisant. Les participants s’inscriraient à d’autres formations ayant recours à cette technologie et étaient d’accord pour dire que ce programme améliorerait les soins aux patients.

  17. Detecting forest canopy change due to insect activity using Landsat MSS

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    Nelson, R. F.

    1983-01-01

    Multitemporal Landsat multispectral scanner data were analyzed to test various computer-aided analysis techniques for detecting significant forest canopy alteration. Three data transformations - differencing, ratioing, and a vegetative index difference - were tested to determine which best delineated gypsy moth defoliation. Response surface analyses were conducted to determine optimal threshold levels for the individual transformed bands and band combinations. Results indicate that, of the three transformations investigated, a vegetative index difference (VID) transformation most accurately delineates forest canopy change. Band 5 (0.6 to 0.7 micron ratioed data did nearly as well. However, other single bands and band combinations did not improve upon the band 5 ratio and VID results.

  18. The Use of Video in Knowledge Transfer of Teacher-Led Psychosocial Interventions: Feeling Competent to Adopt a Different Role in the Classroom (L'utilisation de la vidéo dans le transfert de connaissances dans les interventions psychosociales menées par les enseignants : sentir que l'on a la compétence d'adopter un rôle différent dans la salle de classe)

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    Beauregard, Caroline; Rousseau, Cécile; Mustafa, Sally

    2015-01-01

    Because they propose a form of modeling, videos have been recognised to be useful to transfer knowledge about practices requiring teachers to adopt a different role. This paper describes the results of a satisfaction survey with 98 teachers, school administrators and professionals regarding their appreciation of training videos showing teacher-led…

  19. Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and its impact on the fetus, the newborn and in childhood

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    Urrutia-Pereira, Marilyn; Solé, Dirceu

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in pregnant women and their children is an important health problem with severe consequences for the health of both. Thus, the objectives of this review were to reassess the magnitude and consequences of VDD during pregnancy, lactation and infancy, associated risk factors, prevention methods, and to explore epigenetic mechanisms in early fetal life capable of explaining many of the non-skeletal benefits of vitamin D (ViD). DATA SOURCE: Original and review articles, and consensus documents with elevated level of evidence for VDD-related clinical decisions on the health of pregnant women and their children, as well as articles on the influence of ViD on epigenetic mechanisms of fetal programming of chronic diseases in adulthood were selected among articles published on PubMed over the last 20 years, using the search term VitD status, in combination with Pregnancy, Offspring health, Child outcomes, and Programming. DATA SYNTHESIS: The following items were analyzed: ViD physiology and metabolism, risk factors for VDD and implications in pregnancy, lactation and infancy, concentration cutoff to define VDD, the variability of methods for VDD detection, recommendations on ViD replacement in pregnant women, the newborn and the child, and the epigenetic influence of ViD. CONCLUSIONS: VDD is a common condition among high-risk pregnant women and their children. The routine monitoring of serum 25(OH)D3 levels in antenatal period is mandatory. Early preventive measures should be taken at the slightest suspicion of VDD in pregnant women, to reduce morbidity during pregnancy and lactation, as well as its subsequent impact on the fetus, the newborn and the child. PMID:25662013

  20. Brachytherapy treatment planning commissioning: effect of the election of proper bibliography and finite size of TG-43 input data on standard treatments.

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    Valdés, Christian N; Píriz, Gustavo H; Lozano, Enrrique

    2015-07-08

    The aim of this work is to evaluate the performance of a commercial brachytherapy treatment planning system (TPS) with TG-43 Vendors Input Data (VID), analyze possible discrepancies with respect to a proper reference source and its implications for standard treatments, and judge the effectiveness of certain widespread recommended quality controls to find potential errors related with the interpolations of TG-43 VID tables. The TPS evaluated was a BrachyVision 8.6 loaded with TG-43 VID for a VariSource high-dose-rate 192Ir source (Vs2000). The reference data chosen were the TG-43 data published in the literature. In the first step, we compared TG-43 VID with respect to the chosen reference data. Next, we used percent dose-rate differences in a point array matrix to compare the outcomes of the TPS on standard treatment setup with respect to an in-house developed program (MATLAB R2009a-based) loaded with the chosen full TG-43 reference data. The cases with major discrepancies were evaluated using the gamma-index analysis. The comparison with the reference data indicated a lack of sample in the angles between near to the tip (between 165 < θ < 180) and cable (0 < θ < 15) of the F(r,θ)(VID), which causes a dose underestimation of approximately 17% in the investigated points due to inaccurate interpolations. The differences over 2% encompassed approximately 17% of the surrounding source volume. These results have special relevance in treatment using one applicator with a few dwell steps or in Fletcher treatments where 10% dose underestimates were identified within the tumor or in organs at risk, respectively. Our results suggest that the differences found in the TPS under study are created by a lack of information on the angles in high-gradient zones in the F(r,θ)(VID), which generates important differences in dosimetric results. In contrast, the gamma analysis shows very good results (between 90% and 100% of passed points) in the analyzed treatments (one dwell and

  1. Social responsibility tools in online gambling: a survey of attitudes and behavior among Internet gamblers.

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    Griffiths, Mark D; Wood, Richard T A; Parke, Jonathan

    2009-08-01

    To date, little empirical research has focused on social responsibility in gambling. This study examined players' attitudes and behavior toward using the social responsibility tool PlayScan designed by the Swedish gaming company Svenska Spel. Via PlayScan, players have the option to utilize various social responsibility control tools (e.g., personal gaming budgets, self-diagnostic tests of gambling habits, self-exclusion options). A total of 2,348 participants took part in an online questionnaire study. Participants were clientele of the Svenska Spel online gambling Web site. Results showed that just over a quarter of players (26%) had used PlayScan. The vast majority of those who had activated PlayScan (almost 9 in 10 users) said that PlayScan was easy to use. Over half of PlayScan users (52%) said it was useful; 19% said it was not. Many features were seen as useful by online gamblers, including limit setting (70%), viewing their gambling profile (49%), self-exclusion facilities (42%), self-diagnostic problem gambling tests (46%), information and support for gambling issues (40%), and gambling profile predictions (36%). In terms of actual (as opposed to theoretical) use, over half of PlayScan users (56%) had set spending limits, 40% had taken a self-diagnostic problem gambling test, and 17% had used a self-exclusion feature.

  2. Evaluation of Die Chilling Effects during Forging of Nimonic-80A Superalloy

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    Shahriari, D.; Sadeghi, M. H.; Amiri, A.; Cheraghzadeh, M.

    2010-06-15

    Nimonic-80A is a kind of nickel-based superalloys which is used in high temperature components of land gas turbines. In this paper, the influence of four design factors: die temperature, strain rate, friction coefficient and geometry size of ring sample over the variation of internal diameters (VID) and forging load (FL) was studied. It was done by means of design methodology based on DOE-designated full factorial and FE simulations. FEM and experimental results showed that the variation of internal diameters and forging load had inverse proportion to the die temperature. Regression models were developed by using the response surface methodology (RSM) for VID and FL. Rate of the dynamic recrystallization varied depending on different amounts of die temperature. The results can be used in the semi-isothermal forging of complex part of the Nimonic-80A.

  3. Development of the mesonephros, metanephros and gonads in the foetal dog.

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    Salazar, I; Yllera, M M

    1991-01-01

    We describe the chronology of the development of the renal system and gonads of 19 greyhound foetuses. The smallest specimens were embedded in paraffin wax and were sectioned serially at 10 microns; the rest were sectioned at 50 microns in an LKB 2250 PMV cryomicrotome. Selected sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin. The mesonephros, metanephros and gonads were measured in drawings of the sections, using the area fraction programme of a Vids II image analyse.

  4. Environmental impact of irrigation in La Violada District (Spain): II. Nitrogen fertilization and nitrate export patterns in drainage water.

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    Isidoro, D; Quílez, D; Aragüés, R

    2006-01-01

    Fertilizer leaching affects farm profitability and contributes to nonpoint-source pollution of receiving waters. This work aimed to establish nitrate nitrogen export from La Violada Gully in relation to nitrogen fertilization practices in its basin (La Violada Gully watershed, VGW, 19,637 ha) and especially in La Violada Irrigation District (VID, 5282 ha). Nitrogen (N) fertilization in VID (and VGW) was determined through interviews with local farmers for the hydrologic years 1995 and 1996 and NO3-N load in the gully was monitored from 1995 to 1998. The N fertilizer applied in VGW was 2175 Mg in 1995 and 2795 Mg in 1996. About 43% was applied in VID (945 Mg in 1995 and 1161 Mg in 1996). The most fertilized crop was corn: 398 kg N ha-1 (665 Mg) in 1995 and 453 kg N ha-1 (911 Mg) in 1996. Nitrogen fertilization was higher than N uptake for irrigated crops, especially for corn and rice. Nitrate N load in La Violada Gully averaged 427.4 Mg yr-1. Seventy-five percent of the exports took place during the irrigation season (321.8 Mg). During the non-irrigation season maximum NO3-N loads (3.1 Mg NO3-N d-1) were found after heavy rains following the N side-dressing of wheat in the rain-fed area of VGW (February). During the irrigation season NO3-N load was determined by outflow from the district (caused by irrigation) and to a lesser extent by changes in NO3 concentration (caused by fertilization), showing peaks in April (pre-sowing corn N fertilization and first irrigations) and June to August (highest irrigation months and corn side-dress N applications, maximum 6.3 Mg NO3-N d-1 in July). Adjusting N fertilization to crops' needs, improving irrigation efficiencies, and better scheduling N fertilization and irrigation in corn could reduce N export from VID.

  5. Environmental impact of irrigation in la violada district (Spain): I. Salt export patterns.

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    Isidoro, D; Quílez, D; Aragüés, R

    2006-01-01

    Salt loading in irrigation return flows contributes to the salinization of the receiving water bodies, particularly when originated in salt-affected areas as frequently found in the middle Ebro River basin (Spain). We determined the salt loading in La Violada Gully from the total dissolved solids (TDS) and flows (Q) during the 1995 to 1998 hydrological years. Since this gully collects flows from various sources, an end-member mixing analysis (EMMA) was performed to quantify the drainage flow from La Violada Irrigation District (VID). Three flow components were identified in La Violada Gully: drainage waters from VID (Qd); tail-waters from irrigation ditches, spill-over, and seepage from the Monegros Canal (Qo); and ground water inflows (Qg) originating in the dryland watershed. Gypsum in the soils of VID was the main source for salts in La Violada Gully (flow-weighted mean TDS=1720 mg L-1, dominated by sulfate and calcium). The contribution of Qg to the total gully flow during the 1996 irrigation season was low (6.5% of the total flow). The 1995 to 1998 annual salt load average in La Violada Gully was 78 628 Mg, 71% of which was exported during the irrigation season. The 1995 to 1998 irrigation season salt load average in Qd was 43 015 Mg (77% of the total load). Thus, irrigated agriculture in VID was the main source of salt loading in this gully, with a yield of 11.1 Mg of salts per hectare of irrigated land for the irrigation season. Efficient irrigation systems and irrigation management practices that reduce Qd are key factors for controlling off-site salt pollution of these gypsum-rich irrigated areas.

  6. Environmental impact of irrigation in la violada district (Spain): I. Salt export patterns.

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    Isidoro, D; Quílez, D; Aragüés, R

    2006-01-01

    Salt loading in irrigation return flows contributes to the salinization of the receiving water bodies, particularly when originated in salt-affected areas as frequently found in the middle Ebro River basin (Spain). We determined the salt loading in La Violada Gully from the total dissolved solids (TDS) and flows (Q) during the 1995 to 1998 hydrological years. Since this gully collects flows from various sources, an end-member mixing analysis (EMMA) was performed to quantify the drainage flow from La Violada Irrigation District (VID). Three flow components were identified in La Violada Gully: drainage waters from VID (Qd); tail-waters from irrigation ditches, spill-over, and seepage from the Monegros Canal (Qo); and ground water inflows (Qg) originating in the dryland watershed. Gypsum in the soils of VID was the main source for salts in La Violada Gully (flow-weighted mean TDS=1720 mg L-1, dominated by sulfate and calcium). The contribution of Qg to the total gully flow during the 1996 irrigation season was low (6.5% of the total flow). The 1995 to 1998 annual salt load average in La Violada Gully was 78 628 Mg, 71% of which was exported during the irrigation season. The 1995 to 1998 irrigation season salt load average in Qd was 43 015 Mg (77% of the total load). Thus, irrigated agriculture in VID was the main source of salt loading in this gully, with a yield of 11.1 Mg of salts per hectare of irrigated land for the irrigation season. Efficient irrigation systems and irrigation management practices that reduce Qd are key factors for controlling off-site salt pollution of these gypsum-rich irrigated areas. PMID:16585619

  7. Environmental impact of irrigation in La Violada District (Spain): II. Nitrogen fertilization and nitrate export patterns in drainage water.

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    Isidoro, D; Quílez, D; Aragüés, R

    2006-01-01

    Fertilizer leaching affects farm profitability and contributes to nonpoint-source pollution of receiving waters. This work aimed to establish nitrate nitrogen export from La Violada Gully in relation to nitrogen fertilization practices in its basin (La Violada Gully watershed, VGW, 19,637 ha) and especially in La Violada Irrigation District (VID, 5282 ha). Nitrogen (N) fertilization in VID (and VGW) was determined through interviews with local farmers for the hydrologic years 1995 and 1996 and NO3-N load in the gully was monitored from 1995 to 1998. The N fertilizer applied in VGW was 2175 Mg in 1995 and 2795 Mg in 1996. About 43% was applied in VID (945 Mg in 1995 and 1161 Mg in 1996). The most fertilized crop was corn: 398 kg N ha-1 (665 Mg) in 1995 and 453 kg N ha-1 (911 Mg) in 1996. Nitrogen fertilization was higher than N uptake for irrigated crops, especially for corn and rice. Nitrate N load in La Violada Gully averaged 427.4 Mg yr-1. Seventy-five percent of the exports took place during the irrigation season (321.8 Mg). During the non-irrigation season maximum NO3-N loads (3.1 Mg NO3-N d-1) were found after heavy rains following the N side-dressing of wheat in the rain-fed area of VGW (February). During the irrigation season NO3-N load was determined by outflow from the district (caused by irrigation) and to a lesser extent by changes in NO3 concentration (caused by fertilization), showing peaks in April (pre-sowing corn N fertilization and first irrigations) and June to August (highest irrigation months and corn side-dress N applications, maximum 6.3 Mg NO3-N d-1 in July). Adjusting N fertilization to crops' needs, improving irrigation efficiencies, and better scheduling N fertilization and irrigation in corn could reduce N export from VID. PMID:16585620

  8. Vitellointestinal Duct Anomalies in Infancy

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    Kadian, Yogender Singh; Verma, Anjali; Rattan, Kamal Nain; Kajal, Pardeep

    2016-01-01

    Background: Vitellointestinal duct (VID) or omphalomesenteric duct anomalies are secondary to the persistence of the embryonic vitelline duct, which normally obliterates by weeks 5–9 of intrauterine life. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of a total of 16 patients of symptomatic remnants of vitellointestinal duct from period of Jan 2009 to May 2013. Results: Male to female ratio (M:F) was 4.3:1 and mean age of presentation was 2 months and their mode of presentation was: patent VID in 9 (56.25%) patients, umbilical cyst in 2(12.25%), umbilical granuloma in 2 (12.25%), and Meckel diverticulum as content of hernia sac in obstructed umbilical hernia in 1 (6.25%) patient. Two patients with umbilical fistula had severe electrolyte disturbance and died without surgical intervention. Conclusion: Persistent VID may have varied presentations in infancy. High output umbilical fistula and excessive bowel prolapse demand urgent surgical intervention to avoid morbidity and mortality. PMID:27433448

  9. Video based lifting technique coding system.

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    Hsiang, S M; Brogmus, G E; Martin, S E; Bezverkhny, I B

    1998-03-01

    Despite automation and improved working conditions, many materials in industry are still handled manually. Among the basic activities involved in manual materials handling, lifting is the one most frequently associated with low-back pain (LBP). Biomechanical analysis techniques have been used to better understand the risk factors associated with manual handling, but because these techniques require specialized equipment, highly trained personnel, and interfere with normal business operations, they are limited in their usefulness. A video based lifting technique analysis system (the VidLiTeCTM System) is presented that provides for quantifiable non-invasive biomechanical analysis of the dynamic features of lifting with high inter-coder reliability and low sensitivity to absolute errors. Analysis of results from a laboratory experiment and from field-collected videotape are described that support the reliability, sensitivity, and accuracy claims of the VidLiTeCTM System. The VidLiTeCTM System allows technicians with minimal training and low-tech equipment (a camcorder) to collect large sets of lifting data without interfering with normal business operations. A reasonably accurate estimate of the peak compressive force on the L5/S1 joint can be made from the data collected. Such a system can be used to collect quantified data on lifting techniques that can be related to LBP reporting.

  10. Mapping Soil hydrologic features in a semi-arid irrigated area in Spain

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    Jiménez-Aguirre, M.° Teresa; Isidoro, Daniel; Usón, Asunción

    2016-04-01

    The lack of soil information is a managerial problem in irrigated areas in Spain. The Violada Irrigation District (VID; 5234 ha) is a gypsic, semi-arid region in the Middle Ebro River Basin, northeast Spain. VID is under irrigation since the 1940's. The implementation of the flood irrigation system gave rise to waterlogging problems, solved along the years with the installation of an artificial drainage network. Aggregated water balances have been performed in VID since the early 1980's considering average soil properties and aggregated irrigation data for the calculations (crop evapotranspiration, canal seepage, and soil drainage). In 2008-2009, 91% of the VID was modernized to sprinkler irrigation. This new system provides detailed irrigation management information that together with detailed soil information would allow for disaggregated water balances for a better understanding of the system. Our goal was to draw a semi-detailed soil map of VID presenting the main soil characteristics related to irrigation management. A second step of the work was to set up pedotransfer functions (PTF) to estimate the water content and saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ks) from easily measurable parameters. Thirty four pits were opened, described and sampled for chemical and physical properties. Thirty three additional auger holes were sampled for water holding capacity (WHC; down to 60 cm), helping to draw the soil units boundaries. And 15 Ks tests (inverse auger hole method) were made. The WHC was determined as the difference between the field capacity (FC) and wilting point (WP) measured in samples dried at 40°C during 5 days. The comparison with old values dried at 105°C for 2 days highlighted the importance of the method when gypsum is present in order to avoid water removal from gypsum molecules. The soil map was drawn down to family level. Thirteen soil units were defined by the combination of five subgroups [Typic Calcixerept (A), Petrocalcic Calcixerept (B), Gypsic

  11. van der Waals binding and band structure effects in graphene overlayers and graphane multilayers

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    Hyldgaard, Per; Rohrer, Jochen

    2011-03-01

    We study graphene formation (by selective Si evaporation) and adhesion on SiC surfaces as well as stacking and binding of graphane multilayers using a number of versions of the van der Waals Density Functional (vdW-DF) method and plane-wave density functional theory calculations. For the graphene/SiC systems and for the graphane multilayers we document that the bonding is entirely dominated by van der Waals (vdW) forces. At the same time we find that dispersive forces acting on the layers produce significant modifications in the graphene and graphane band structure. We interpret the changes and discuss a competition between wave function hybridization and interaction with the charge enhancement (between the layers) that results from density overlap. Supported by Svenska Vetenskapsrådet VR #621-2008-4346.

  12. The nuclear issue in Swedish schools.

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    Bergström, A

    1992-01-01

    Sweden is almost unique in that its government through its foreign office gave financial support to a carefully thought out proposal from Svenska Läkare Mot Kärnvapen (Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons) for a youth education project on the nuclear issue. The Swedish Board of Education has agreed to provide: 1. In-service training for teachers on current affairs; 2. Up-to-date teaching resources and materials, such as the booklet, Facts and Reflections on Nuclear Weapons; 3. A curriculum stating that education on nuclear and other environment issues should not be a special subject but should be involved in many school activities-for example the learning of foreign languages, biology, physics, science and even physical education. The Board's recommendations have been sent to every Swedish school, together with the booklet, but each school decides for itself whether or not to implement them. However, some teachers do some education on the nuclear issue in most Swedish schools.

  13. Age peculiarities of reproductive morbidity in female participants of the ChNPP accident consequences clean up (according to the figures from SRU, 1988-2012 survey period).

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    Mayevska, I O; Buzunov, V O

    2015-12-01

    Meta: vyznachyty ta otsinyty osoblyvosti zakhvoriuvanosti statevoI systemy u zhinok uchasnyts' likvidatsiI naslidkiv avariI na ChAES 1986–1987 rr. zalezhno vid reproduktyvnogo viku na moment oprominennia ta chasu pislia opromi nennia.Materialy i metody. U statti predstavleno dani Derzhavnogo reiestru UkraIny osib, iaki postrazhdaly vnaslidok Chornobyl's'koI katastrofy. Provedeno analiz rivnia i struktury zakhvoriuvanosti statevoI systemy u 17237 zhinok uchasnyts' likvidatsiI naslidkiv avariI na ChAES 1986–1987 rr. zalezhno vid chasu perebuvannia pid ryzykom pislia oprominennia i reproduktyvnogo viku v moment oprominennia. Period monitoryngu 1988–2012 rr. Dlia vyz nachennia rivnia zakhvoriuvanosti, dovirchykh intervaliv i virogidnosti riznytsi vykorystano probnu versiiu programy OpenEpiversion 2.3.1., virogidnist' riznytsi vyznachalas' z vykorystanniam kryteriIv z score i t.Rezul'taty. Rezul'taty kogortnogo epidemiologichnogo doslidzhennia vyiavyly osoblyvosti rozvytku khvorob zhino choI statevoI systemy zalezhno vid reproduktyvnogo viku na moment oprominennia ta chasu perebuvannia pid ryzy kom pislia oprominennia. Provedeno porivnial'nyy statystychnyy analiz rivnia i struktury zakhvoriuvanosti state voI systemy za riznyy period chasu sposterezhennia.Vysnovok. Faktorom ryzyku zbil'shennia zakhvoriuvanosti na leyomiomy matky, dobroiakisni dysplaziI molochnoI zalozy, sal'pingooforyty mozhe buty oprominennia u reproduktyvnomu vitsi (18–45 r.). Mozhna prypustyty, shcho tkanyny matky ta molochnoI zalozy u zhinok, oprominenykh u reproduktyvnomu vitsi bil'sh chutlyvi na vplyv radiatsiynogo oprominennia, nizh u zhinok, iaki buly oprominenni u premenopauzi ta menopauzi.

  14. Phase retrieval from single frame projection fringe pattern with variational image decomposition

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    Zhu, Xinjun; Tang, Chen; Li, Biyuan; Sun, Chen; Wang, Linlin

    2014-08-01

    Phase retrieval from single frame projection fringe pattern is of fundamental importance, and is also a challenging problem in fringe projection measurement. In this paper, we present a new method for phase retrieval from a single frame projection fringe pattern based on variational image decomposition (VID) methods. We propose a new image decomposition model TV-G-Shearlet in order to effectively split a projection fringe pattern into background part, fringe part and noise part. The performance of the proposed approach is verified by simulated and real projection fringes as well as the comparison with the widely used and well-known Fourier transform method and wavelet transform method.

  15. RETINAL VASCULAR PATHOLOGY RISK DEVELOPMENT IN THE IRRADIATED AT DIFFERENT AGES AS A RESULT OF CHERNOBYL NPP ACCIDENT.

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    Fedirko, P A; Babenko, T F; Dorichevska, R Yu; Garkava, N A

    2015-12-01

    Meta. Otsinyty vzaiemozv`iazok mizh vikom, v iakomu liudyna zaznaie radiatsiinogo vplyvu, i ryzykom rozvytku patologichnykh zmin oka (na prykladi poshyrenosti angiopatii sitkivky).Materialy i metody. Ob’iektom doslidzhennia buv stan sudyn sitkivky 2531 osoby (1948 evakuiovanykh z m. Pryp'iati u vitsi do 20 rokiv i 583 oprominenykh vnutrishn'outrobno vnaslidok Chornobyl's'koi katastrofy). Vykorystano rezul'taty standartyzovanykh oftal'mologichnykh obstezhen', provedenykh z 1993 po 2000 roky v mezhakh programy kliniko-epidemiologichnogo reiestru. Sered evakuiovanykh vydileno rizni vikovi grupy oprominenykh. Z masyvu kontrol'noi grupy sformovano vidpovidni za vikom grupy neoprominenogo kontroliu.Statystychnu obrobku rezul'tativ doslidzhennia provodyly z vykorystanniam probnoi vil'noi versii paketu program «Open Epi 2.2.1».Rezul'taty. V usikh grupakh vyiavleno znachnu poshyrenist' patologii sudyn sitkivky. Riznytsia v poshyrenosti angiopatii dlia oprominenykh in utero v porivnianni z vikovym kontrolem bula dostovirnoiu. Dostovirno vyshchoiu bula poshyrenist' sudynnoi patologii sitkivky i v usikh grupakh evakuiovanykh. Poshyrenist' angiopatii bula vyshchoiu v grupi oprominenykh in utero i u vitsi 8–12 rokiv, a v grupi osib, oprominenykh u vitsi 4–7 rokiv, ryzyk naiavnosti angiopatii buv nyzhchym. Vysnovky. Pokazano, shcho poiava viddalenykh radiatsiinykh efektiv zalezhyt', za inshykh pryblyzno rivnykh umov, vid viku, v iakomu liudyna zaznala oprominennia. Za uchasti v robotakh v umovakh profesiinogo radiatsiinogo vplyvu osib, iaki vnaslidok Chornobyl's'koi katastrofy buly opromineni vnutrishn'outrobno abo u vitsi vid 8 do 20 rokiv, neobkhidno vzhyty dodatkovykh profilaktychnykh zakhodiv.

  16. Amine reactive dyes: an effective tool to discriminate live and dead cells in polychromatic flow cytometry.

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    Perfetto, Stephen P; Chattopadhyay, Pratip K; Lamoreaux, Laurie; Nguyen, Richard; Ambrozak, David; Koup, Richard A; Roederer, Mario

    2006-06-30

    Membrane-damaged cells caused by either mechanical trauma or through normal biological processes can produce artifacts in immunophenotyping analysis by flow cytometry. Dead cells can nonspecifically bind monoclonal antibody conjugates, potentially leading to erroneous conclusions, particularly when cell frequencies are low. To date, DNA intercalating dyes (Ethidium monoazaide (EMA), Propidium Iodide, 7AAD, etc.) or Annexin V have been commonly used to exclude dead cells; however, each suffer from technical problems. The first issue with such dyes is the dependence on a consistent dead cell source for fluorescence compensation. Another major issue is the stability of the staining; except for EMA, fixation and permeablization used for intracellular staining procedures can cause loss of fluorescence. EMA requires a UV exposure to covalently bond to DNA; while this dye is effective and is not affected by intracellular treatments it is weakly fluorescent. Here we report on the optimization of a new class of viability dyes, the amine reactive viability dyes (ViD) as a dead cell exclusion marker. The inclusion of ViD into the staining panel was found to be simple, reproducible and can have a significant benefit on the accuracy of identifying appropriate cell populations. We show the fluorescence of cells stained with these dyes correlates with traditional dead cell discriminating markers, even after fixation and permeabilization. Amine reactive viability dyes are a powerful tool for fluorescence immunophenotyping experiments. PMID:16756987

  17. PFAS - A threat for groundwater and drinking water supply in Sweden?

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    Lewis, Jeffrey; Banzhaf, Stefan; Ahlkrona, Malva; Arnheimer, Berit; Barthel, Roland; Bergvall, Martin; Blomquist, Niklas; Jacks, Gunnar; Jansson, Cecilia; Lissel, Patrik; Marklund, Lars; Olofsson, Bo; Persson, Kenneth M.; Sjöström, Jan; Sparrenbom, Charlotte

    2015-04-01

    , namely, A Non-Toxic Environment, Flourishing Lakes and Streams and Good-Quality Groundwater. Although the survey of PFAS in our groundwater supplies will take time, it is feasible. Much research in the field of hydrogeology and geochemistry remains before a viable and cost-effective groundwater remediation method can be operational. Until then, it is essential that measures are taken to identify the present distribution and magnitude of PFAS in groundwater and prevents its further spread in our most important aquifers. Afzelius, H. et al., 2014. Vågar vi dricka kranvattnet? (Do we dare drinking tap water?), Svenska Dagbladet. Bergman, Å., Hansson, S.O., Hellsten, E., 2014. En miljöskandal av historiska mått (An environmental scandal of historic proportions), Svenska Dagbladet. Lewis, J. et al., 2014. Kartlägg det förorenade dricksvattnet (Survey the contaminated drinking water), Svenska Dagbladet. OECD, 2002. Hazard Assessment of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and its Salt.

  18. The Swedish Interplanetary Society (1950-1969) and the formation of IAF and IAA

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    Ingemar Skoog, A.

    2011-06-01

    With a growing interest for rocket technology and space travel after WW II a number of new "space societies" were formed in the period 1948-1951 in addition to the ones already existing in Germany, the UK and the US since before WW II. Soon came the need for a common international platform for exchange of information and experience, and the concept of an international federation of astronautical societies emerged. Sweden was one of the 8 countries to sign the original declaration to create an International Astronautical Federation on October 2, 1950 in Paris at the 1st International Astronautical Congress. The Swedish Society for Space Research (Svenska Sällskapet för Rymdforskning) was formed a few days after the historical event in Paris. The name was soon to be changed to the Swedish Interplanetary Society (Svenska Interplanetariska Sällskapet, SIS). Sweden was one of the 10 countries to sign the IAF foundation in 1951 in London and in the following year the first Constitution of IAF in Stuttgart. The SIS quickly grow to a membership of several hundred persons and its membership in IAF promoted an intensive exchange of journals, and the annual participation at the IAC gave growth to start study projects on spacecraft and sounding rockets, and the publication of astronautical journals in Swedish. In 1957 the first Swede was elected vice-president of IAF. Not too long after the IAF foundation the idea of an international body of distinguished individuals emerged, in addition to the body of "member societies" (IAF). Upon the initiative of Theodor von Karman, Eugen Sänger and Andrew Haley the IAF council approval of an International Academy of Astronautical was given on August 15, 1960 during the 11th IAC in Stockholm. This IAC in Stockholm gave a large publicity to space research and astronautics in Sweden, and put the activities of the SIS in the focus of the general public. This paper presents the Swedish involvement in the foundation of IAF and IAA. It also

  19. Where the Periodic Table of Elements Ends? Additional Explanations

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    Khazan, Albert

    2011-03-01

    Already 40 years ago, physicists claimed that the elements with number higher than 110 cannot exist. However at this day, Period 7 has been complete. Experiementalists syntesed 10 new syperheavy elements during only the last because. The method of synthesis is so finely developed that the experimentalists of Dubna tell about element No.150 as the higher limit of theTable of Elements (they do not provide a ground to the calculation). In contrast, our calculation are based neither on calculation of the stability of the electronic shells of the atoms, nor synthesis of the superheavy elements. Our caculation is based on study of the chemical processes, which give a new law of the Periodic Table (Albert Khazan. Upper Limit in Mendeleev's Periodic Table---Element No. 155. Svenska fysikarkivet, Stockholm, 2009). The core of the delusion of numerous scientists was that they, in their calculationsbased on Quantum Mechanics, initially set up the number of the elements (number of the protons) then calculated the atomic mass proceeding from the data. According to our theory, the atomic mass of the last element (411.66) should be calculated first, only then its number (155)!

  20. Element No. 155 - an Equal Member of the Periodic Table of Elements

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    Khazan, Albert

    2011-04-01

    Properties of the elements of the Periodic Table of Elements were studied on the basis of experimental and theoretical data with use of the parameters of a suggested element No.155. The dependency ``atomic mass-number in the Table'' showed that the calculated equations of the intervals of elements No.1-54, No.55-118, and No.119-155 have a very high probability of 0.99-1.0, as well as the calculated line of the trend in No.1-118. Additionally, the other dependencies were studied for the intervals No.1-155 and No.1-104 (R2 = 0.9997; 0.999): the nucleus' radius - the number of the nucleons; the electrons' critical energy - the number of the protons; the nucleus' coupling energy - the mass number; the number of the neutrons - the nucleus' charge; the ionization potential of the atom - the nucleus' charge. The region of the ultimate high coupling energy of the nuclei in the Table (behind which the nuclei become instable) was calculated with use of the parameters of element No.155. The obtained results manifest: element No.155 should be considered as an equal member of the Periodic Table (Khazan A. Upper Limit in Mendeleev's Periodic Table - Element No.155. Svenska fysikarkivet, Stockholm, 2010).

  1. A Method for Calculation of the Upper Limit of Mendeleev's Periodic Table

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    Khazan, Albert

    2010-03-01

    40 years ago some scientists claimed that elements heaviest than No.110 are impossible. The technics got much progress in the last years: element 118 has already been registered. Now, the researchers of Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) claim that the Periodic Table will end with element 150. However they do not provide theoretical proofs to this claim, because the stability limits of electronic shells they calculated by means of Quantum Mechanics do not answer this question in exact. In contrast, I focused onto the contents of chemical compounds along the Table. The used method is as follows. First, it was found that, given any chemical compound, the contents of any element in it (per 1 gram-atom) is described by the equation of a equilateral hyperbola Y=K/X. Then the scaling coefficient was deduced for the hyperbolas, thus the atomic mass of the last (heaviest) element, 411.66, was found as the abscissa of the ultimate point of the arc drawn by the tops of the hyperbolas. With it, the number of the last element, 155, was found as a consequence. See: Khazan A. Upper Limit in Mendeleev's Periodic Table --- Element No.155. Svenska fysikarkivet, 2009.

  2. The Last Element of Mendeleev's Periodic Table

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    Khazan, Albert

    2010-02-01

    Despite much achievements of the synthesis for super-heavy elements (10 new elements were obtained during the last 25 years), the experts in Mendeleev's Periodic Table have not answered the most fundamental question: where the Table ends? The calculations produced on the basis of Quantum Mechanics (the physical conditions in micro-scales) do not not answer this question till now. In my study of chemical compounds, I focused onto the physical conditions observed in macro-scales (the subjects of the regular physics and chemistry). Thus, the Law of Hyperboles was discovered in the Periodic Table: given any chemical compound, the contents of any element in it (per 1 gram-atom), including the contents of unknown elements, whose atomic masses can be set up arbitrarily, is described by the equation of a equilateral hyperbola Y=K/X. The tops of all the arcs are distributed along a real axis crossing the line Y=1 in the point of abscissa 411.66, which manifests the actual atomic mass of the last (heaviest) element of the Periodic Table: its location is Period 8, Group 1; its atomic mass is 411.66, its number is 155 (Khazan A. Upper Limit in Mendeleev's Periodic Table --- Element No.155. Svenska fysikarkivet, 2009). )

  3. On the Systematic Error in the Quantum Mechanical Calculations to the Periodic Table of Elements

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    Khazan, Albert

    2011-05-01

    The scientists working on the problems of the Periodic Table of Elements regularly attempt to create models of the elements on the basis of the laws of Quantum Mechanics. One even attempted to use the calculation of the dependency ``atomic mass - element's number'' on this basis, in order to extend the Table by introducing two new Periods containing 50 elements each. The hyperbolic law we have found in the Periodic Table allows to find, first, the atomic mass of the last (heaviest stable) element (411.66), then - the number of the protons in it (155). Two functions were compared: the IUPAC 2007 function (elements 80-118) and another one created according the other data (elements 80-224). Both functions have a large deviation of data in No.104-118. Commencing in Period 8, there are three ``shifts'' of atomic mass for 17, 20, and 25 AMU. Also, our analysis manifests that there in all the aforementioned data is a single point with atomic mass 412 and number 155, where the parameters meet each other. This fact verifies our theory (Khazan A. Upper Limit in Mendeleev's Periodic Table - Element No.155. 2nd ed., Svenska fysikarkivet, Stockholm, 2010).

  4. A 3D shape retrieval method for orthogonal fringe projection based on a combination of variational image decomposition and variational mode decomposition

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    Li, Biyuan; Tang, Chen; Zhu, Xinjun; Chen, Xia; Su, Yonggang; Cai, Yuanxue

    2016-11-01

    The orthogonal fringe projection technique has as wide as long practical application nowadays. In this paper, we propose a 3D shape retrieval method for orthogonal composite fringe projection based on a combination of variational image decomposition (VID) and variational mode decomposition (VMD). We propose a new image decomposition model to extract the orthogonal fringe. Then we introduce the VMD method to separate the horizontal and vertical fringe from the orthogonal fringe. Lastly, the 3D shape information is obtained by the differential 3D shape retrieval method (D3D). We test the proposed method on a simulated pattern and two actual objects with edges or abrupt changes in height, and compare with the recent, related and advanced differential 3D shape retrieval method (D3D) in terms of both quantitative evaluation and visual quality. The experimental results have demonstrated the validity of the proposed method.

  5. Distribution of radiative crystal imperfections through a silicon ingot

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    Flo̸, A.; Burud, I.; Kvaal, K.; So̸ndenå, R.; Olsen, E.

    2013-11-01

    Crystal imperfections limit the efficiency of multicrystalline silicon solar cells. Recombination through traps is more prominent in areas with high density of crystal imperfections. A method to visualize the distribution of radiative emission from Shockley Read Hall recombination in silicon is demonstrated. We use hyperspectral photoluminescence, a fast non-destructive method, to image radiatively active recombination processes on a set of 50 wafers through a silicon block. The defect related emission lines D1 and D2 may be detected together or alone. The D3 and D4 seem to be correlated if we assume that an emission at the similar energy as D3 (VID3) is caused by a separate mechanism. The content of interstitial iron (Fei) correlates with D4. This method yields a spectral map of the inter band gap transitions, which opens up for a new way to characterize mechanisms related to loss of efficiency for solar cells processed from the block.

  6. Television food marketing to children revisited: the Federal Trade Commission has the constitutional and statutory authority to regulate.

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    Pomeranz, Jennifer L

    2010-01-01

    The evidence reveals that young children are targeted by food and beverage advertisers but are unable to comprehend the commercial context and persuasive intent of marketing. Although the First Amendment protects commercial speech, it does not protect deceptive and misleading speech for profit. Marketing directed at children may fall into this category of unprotected speech. Further, children do not have the same First Amendment right to receive speech as adults. For the first time since the Federal Trade Commission's original attempt to regulate marketing to children in the 1970s (termed KidVid), the political, scientific, and legal climate coalesce to make the time well-suited to reevaluate the FTC's authority for action. This paper analyzes the constitutional authority for the FTC to regulate television food marketing directed at children as deceptive in light of the most robust public health evidence on the subject.

  7. Hémangiome intestinal: une cause inhabituelle d'hémorragie digestive inexpliquée, rapport d'un cas

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    Kharrasse, Ghizlane; Hadjkacem, Hanane; Azouguagh, Rachid; Soufi, Mehdi; El Malki, Omar; Ismaili, Moulay Ezzahy; Mohcine, Raouf; Ifrine, Lahcen; Belkouchi, Abdelkader

    2014-01-01

    Les hémangiomes de l'intestin grêle (HG) sont des tumeurs bénignes et rares du tube digestif, parfois responsables d'hémorragie digestive. Le diagnostic positif de ces lésions est souvent difficile mais rendu plus aisé grâce à l'avènement de la vidéo capsule endoscopique (VCE), le traitement est essentiellement chirurgical. Nous rapportons une nouvelle observation d'un hémangiome caverneux du jéjunum révélé par une hémorragie digestive récidivante et diagnostiqué par VCE et nous discutons l'apport de cet examen dans la prise en charge de l'hémorragie digestive inexpliquée tout en la comparant aux autres explorations actuellement disponibles. PMID:25709722

  8. Television food marketing to children revisited: the Federal Trade Commission has the constitutional and statutory authority to regulate.

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    Pomeranz, Jennifer L

    2010-01-01

    The evidence reveals that young children are targeted by food and beverage advertisers but are unable to comprehend the commercial context and persuasive intent of marketing. Although the First Amendment protects commercial speech, it does not protect deceptive and misleading speech for profit. Marketing directed at children may fall into this category of unprotected speech. Further, children do not have the same First Amendment right to receive speech as adults. For the first time since the Federal Trade Commission's original attempt to regulate marketing to children in the 1970s (termed KidVid), the political, scientific, and legal climate coalesce to make the time well-suited to reevaluate the FTC's authority for action. This paper analyzes the constitutional authority for the FTC to regulate television food marketing directed at children as deceptive in light of the most robust public health evidence on the subject. PMID:20446988

  9. Accuracy of nonmolecular identification of growth-hormone- transgenic coho salmon after simulated escape.

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    SundströM, L F; Lõhmus, M; Devlin, R H

    2015-09-01

    Concerns with transgenic animals include the potential ecological risks associated with release or escape to the natural environment, and a critical requirement for assessment of ecological effects is the ability to distinguish transgenic animals from wild type. Here, we explore geometric morphometrics (GeoM) and human expertise to distinguish growth-hormone-transgenic coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) specimens from wild type. First, we simulated an escape of 3-month-old hatchery-reared wild-type and transgenic fish to an artificial stream, and recaptured them at the time of seaward migration at an age of 13 months. Second, we reared fish in the stream from first-feeding fry until an age of 13 months, thereby simulating fish arising from a successful spawn in the wild of an escaped hatchery-reared transgenic fish. All fish were then assessed from 'photographs by visual identification (VID) by local staff and by GeoM based on 13 morphological landmarks. A leave-one-out discriminant analysis of GeoM data had on average 86% (72-100% for individual groups) accuracy in assigning the correct genotypes, whereas the human experts were correct, on average, in only 49% of cases (range of 18-100% for individual fish groups). However, serious errors (i.e., classifying transgenic specimens as wild type) occurred for 7% (GeoM) and 67% (VID) of transgenic fish, and all of these incorrect assignments arose with fish reared in the stream from the first-feeding stage. The results show that we presently lack the skills of visually distinguishing transgenic coho salmon from wild type with a high level of accuracy, but that further development-of GeoM methods could be useful in identifying second-generation,fish from nature as a nonmolecular approach.

  10. SU-E-J-104: Evaluation of Accuracy for Various Deformable Image Registrations with Virtual Deformation QA Software

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    Han, S; Kim, K; Kim, M; Jung, H; Ji, Y; Choi, S; Park, S

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: The accuracy of deformable image registration (DIR) has a significant dosimetric impact in radiation treatment planning. We evaluated accuracy of various DIR algorithms using virtual deformation QA software (ImSimQA, Oncology System Limited, UK). Methods: The reference image (Iref) and volume (Vref) was first generated with IMSIMQA software. We deformed Iref with axial movement of deformation point and Vref depending on the type of deformation that are the deformation1 is to increase the Vref (relaxation) and the deformation 2 is to decrease the Vref (contraction) .The deformed image (Idef) and volume (Vdef) were inversely deformed to Iref and Vref using DIR algorithms. As a Result, we acquired deformed image (Iid) and volume (Vid). The DIR algorithms were optical flow (HS, IOF) and demons (MD, FD) of the DIRART. The image similarity evaluation between Iref and Iid was calculated by Normalized Mutual Information (NMI) and Normalized Cross Correlation (NCC). The value of Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC) was used for evaluation of volume similarity. Results: When moving distance of deformation point was 4 mm, the value of NMI was above 1.81 and NCC was above 0.99 in all DIR algorithms. Since the degree of deformation was increased, the degree of image similarity was decreased. When the Vref increased or decreased about 12%, the difference between Vref and Vid was within ±5% regardless of the type of deformation. The value of DSC was above 0.95 in deformation1 except for the MD algorithm. In case of deformation 2, that of DSC was above 0.95 in all DIR algorithms. Conclusion: The Idef and Vdef have not been completely restored to Iref and Vref and the accuracy of DIR algorithms was different depending on the degree of deformation. Hence, the performance of DIR algorithms should be verified for the desired applications.

  11. An alternative to the TEM (Transformed Eulerian Mean) equations

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    Gaßmann, Almut

    2013-04-01

    The TEM equations constitute a powerful means to get access to the residual circulation. However, due to their foundation on the wave perspective, they deliver only a zonally averaged picture without access to the three-dimensional structure or the local origins of the residual circulation. Therefore it is worth to investigate whether there are alternatives. The pathway followed here is to perform a transformation of the momentum and the potential temperature equation before taking the zonal mean. This is done by removing the steady state ideal wind solution vid = ?×?B-(?±P) from the equations (? - potential temperature, B - Bernoulli function, P - Ertel's potential vorticity EPV, ?± - density). The advantage of that approach is that the total EPV-flux does no longer contain an explicitly visible 'do-nothing-flux'. This flux, ?? ×?B, does only vanish when averaging on isentropic surfaces, but not on other isosurfaces. Here we find the reason why the conventional zonal mean on isentropes delivers a direct overturning cell on each hemisphere, whereas on other isosurfaces we obtain the typical three-cell structure with Headley, Ferrel, and polar cells. It will be demonstrated and made visible through idealized climate experiments with the ICON-IAP model that the zonal averages of the nonideal wind components vnid = v - vid and wnid = w - wid constitute similar direct overturning cells on non-isentropic surfaces as obtained with the TEM-generated v* and w*. It is also interesting to inspect fields of local nonideal wind components, the very origin of the residual circulation.

  12. Evolution of vertical knickpoints (waterfalls) with resistant caprock: Insights from numerical modeling

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    Haviv, I.; Enzel, Y.; Whipple, K. X.; Zilberman, E.; Matmon, A.; Stone, J.; Fifield, K. L.

    2010-09-01

    Vertical knickpoints (waterfalls) mark a prominent process transition zone whose governing mechanics is not represented by conventional stream power incision models. We examine the evolution of vertical knickpoints with resistant caprock utilizing numerical simulations that explicitly represent (1) face failure mechanisms, (2) flow acceleration and amplified erosion above a knickpoint lip, (3) deposition and removal of coarse debris below the knickpoint, and (4) base level lowering or tectonic uplift rates. Our model demonstrates that knickpoint retreat rate, where the subcaprock is weak or vertically jointed and base level fall rates are steady, is likely to become tied to downstream conditions and equal to the downstream incision rate divided by channel gradient. Mechanically, this coupling occurs where the subcaprock reaches a threshold height for failure in shear or buckling or where the weathering rate of the subcaprock is higher than the downstream incision wave velocity (Vi_ds). The height of the subcaprock face can influence its gravitational stability and the knickpoint lateral erosion rate and lead to a feedback between downstream incision and retreat rate. Retreat rate can be lower than Vi_ds during transients, which could be long (>106 years) and set by the weathering rate of the subcaprock or influenced by lag debris evacuation. Key variables other than discharge can be important in setting retreat rates. These include base level lowering rate, the rock strength of stratigraphic units downstream of the knickpoint, and the size and flux of sediment contributed from above the knickpoint or from the canyon walls. Two types of oversteepened reaches can form in association with a vertical knickpoint: (1) an upstream, free fall-induced, oversteepened reach whose length is longer than the flow acceleration zone and (2) a downstream coarse debris-induced oversteepened reach. Although the model was constructed with caprock-type knickpoints in mind, some of its

  13. Who needs budgets?

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    Hope, Jeremy; Fraser, Robin

    2003-02-01

    Budgeting, as most corporations practice it, should be abolished. That may sound radical, but doing so would further companies' long-running efforts to transform themselves into developed networks that can nimbly adjust to market conditions. Most other building blocks are in place, but companies continue to restrict themselves by relying on inflexible budget processes and the command-and-control culture that budgeting entails. A number of companies have rejected the foregone conclusions embedded in budgets, and they've given up the self-interested wrangling over what the data indicate. In the absence of budgets, alternative goals and measures--some financial, such as cost-to-income ratios, and some nonfinancial, such as time to market-move to the foreground. Companies that have rejected budgets require employees to measure themselves against the performance of competitors and against internal peer groups. Because employees don't know whether they've succeeded until they can look back on the results of a given period, they must use every ounce of energy to ensure that they beat the competition. A key feature of many companies that have rejected budgets is the use of rolling forecasts, which are created every few months and typically cover five to eight quarters. Because the forecasts are regularly revised, they allow companies to continuously adapt to market conditions. The forecasting practices of two such companies, both based in Sweden, are examined in detail: the bank Svenska Handelsbanken and the wholesaler Ahlsell. Though the first companies to reject budgets were located in Northern Europe, organizations that have gone beyond budgeting can be found in a range of countries and industries. Their practices allow them to unleash the power of today's management tools and realize the potential of a fully decentralized organization. PMID:12577658

  14. [The fight over dentistry 1919-1924].

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    Lindblom, C

    1997-01-01

    In the history of many professions there are periods of more or less pronounced borderline fights against other professions and/or charlatans. This article is about such an example from the profession of dentistry in Sweden. From the middle of the second decade of this century, there was an increasing discrepancy between the need for dental care and the too low number of dentists. Furthermore: the majority of the Swedish people could not afford dental care at all. In the public debate the concept "dental misery" was created. In 1919 a famous Swedish paediatric professor, Isak Jundell, presented a debate article in "Allmänna Svenska Läkartidningen" (Journal of the Swedish Medical Association), with a proposal for building up a corps of dental assistants with shorter training than dentists, but still with competence for tooth cleaning, extraction and some operative dentistry. The aim of the proposal was to give people easier available and cheaper dental care. The dental profession had been questioned and threatened and the reaction from the advocates of the dentists was immediate and intense. Now followed an almost five year long struggle, with the Swedish Dental Association on one side and parts of the medical profession, dental technicians, even some dentists and a number of politicians on the other. The controversy ended up in the Swedish Parliament in 1924 where many members in both the chambers had signed motions concerning authorisation of dental technicians. The dentists won the fight thanks to the resolution in the Parliament not to authorise the technicians. But still more important, from a social political point of view, was a statement from the Parliament with a commission to the Government to analyse the prerequisites for building up a Public Dental Health Service organisation in Sweden. After a series of committees this was finally a reality fourteen years later, in 1938, when the Parliament in a resolution initiated "folktandvården".

  15. The tidal signal in inverted echo-sounder records

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    Cartwright, D. E.

    1982-06-01

    Four IES records of several months duration from the western equatorial Atlantic are analysed with principal interest in their tidal content. Spectral noise level in the tidal bands is some two orders of magnitude higher than in comparable sea-level records, but the main constituents of both diurnal and semi-diurnal tides stand out with usable coherence with the tidal potential. A mid-ocean record, FLAVIA, gives amplitudes and phases that correspond closely with the surface tide, but three other records in a region of disturbed bathymetry near the continental shelf give amplitudes and phases which differ from the expected surface effect, indicating relatively strong coherent internal tides in the region as well as an evident incoherent tidal signal. Two of the latter records also show second-harmonic distortion, which is characteristic of internal tides, in the present case corresponding to a steeppened forward face of the internal wave. Theory, following the analysis of LONG (1972 Tellus, 24, 88-89), suggests that this form of wave steepening is due to the steady shear in the surface layer. The physical theory of acoustic time-delay in vertical transmission through long internal waves with and without surface elevation is analysed quantitatively. In the region studied a pure internal tide of amplitude 10 m at 200-m depth would produce the observed changes in tidal signal. Wave amplitudes resulting from tidal flow over a 2.4-km high ridge, computed from the linear theory of ZEILON (1912 Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handligar, 47, 1-45), are only about 1.2 m maximum, but the theory does suggest a likely mechanism for producing coherent internal tidal motion, possibly by invoking the shelf edge.

  16. Who needs budgets?

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    Hope, Jeremy; Fraser, Robin

    2003-02-01

    Budgeting, as most corporations practice it, should be abolished. That may sound radical, but doing so would further companies' long-running efforts to transform themselves into developed networks that can nimbly adjust to market conditions. Most other building blocks are in place, but companies continue to restrict themselves by relying on inflexible budget processes and the command-and-control culture that budgeting entails. A number of companies have rejected the foregone conclusions embedded in budgets, and they've given up the self-interested wrangling over what the data indicate. In the absence of budgets, alternative goals and measures--some financial, such as cost-to-income ratios, and some nonfinancial, such as time to market-move to the foreground. Companies that have rejected budgets require employees to measure themselves against the performance of competitors and against internal peer groups. Because employees don't know whether they've succeeded until they can look back on the results of a given period, they must use every ounce of energy to ensure that they beat the competition. A key feature of many companies that have rejected budgets is the use of rolling forecasts, which are created every few months and typically cover five to eight quarters. Because the forecasts are regularly revised, they allow companies to continuously adapt to market conditions. The forecasting practices of two such companies, both based in Sweden, are examined in detail: the bank Svenska Handelsbanken and the wholesaler Ahlsell. Though the first companies to reject budgets were located in Northern Europe, organizations that have gone beyond budgeting can be found in a range of countries and industries. Their practices allow them to unleash the power of today's management tools and realize the potential of a fully decentralized organization.

  17. VICAR - VIDEO IMAGE COMMUNICATION AND RETRIEVAL

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    Wall, R. J.

    1994-01-01

    I/O, label I/O, parameter I/O, etc.) to facilitate image processing and provide the fastest I/O possible while maintaining a wide variety of capabilities. The run-time library also includes the Virtual Raster Display Interface (VRDI) which allows display oriented applications programs to be written for a variety of display devices using a set of common routines. (A display device can be any frame-buffer type device which is attached to the host computer and has memory planes for the display and manipulation of images. A display device may have any number of separate 8-bit image memory planes (IMPs), a graphics overlay plane, pseudo-color capabilities, hardware zoom and pan, and other features). The VRDI supports the following display devices: VICOM (Gould/Deanza) IP8500, RAMTEK RM-9465, ADAGE (Ikonas) IK3000 and the International Imaging Systems IVAS. VRDI's purpose is to provide a uniform operating environment not only for an application programmer, but for the user as well. The programmer is able to write programs without being concerned with the specifics of the device for which the application is intended. The VICAR Interactive Display Subsystem (VIDS) is a collection of utilities for easy interactive display and manipulation of images on a display device. VIDS has characteristics of both the executive and an application program, and offers a wide menu of image manipulation options. VIDS uses the VRDI to communicate with display devices. The first step in using VIDS to analyze and enhance an image (one simple example of VICAR's numerous capabilities) is to examine the histogram of the image. The histogram is a plot of frequency of occurrence for each pixel value (0 - 255) loaded in the image plane. If, for example, the histogram shows that there are no pixel values below 64 or above 192, the histogram can be "stretched" so that the value of 64 is mapped to zero and 192 is mapped to 255. Now the user can use the full dynamic range of the display device to display

  18. State of oral cavity hygiene, sIgA level, mineral content of oral fluid, and optimization of preventive intervention in children with enamel hypoplasia and underlying comorbidity.

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    Liubarets, S F; Kopylova, O V; Belingio, T O; Kolbasynska, V M; Sechina, I M; Liubarets, T F

    2015-12-01

    Meta doslidzhennia. Pidvyshchyty efektyvnist' profilaktyky kariiesu u ditey z gipoplaziieiu emali shliakhom vprovad zhennia kompleksu zakhodiv, spriamovanykh na optymizatsiiu gigiieny porozhnyny rota, rivnia sIgA ta vmistu mineral' nykh skladovykh rotovoI ridyny.Materialy i metody. Ob’iekt doslidzhennia – gipoplaziia emali postiynykh zubiv. Predmet doslidzhennia – gigiienichnyy stan porozhnyny rota, sekretornyy imunoglobulin klasu A (sIgA), riven' zagal'nogo kal'tsiiu ta ortofosfativ v rotoviy ridyni. Metody doslidzhennia: vital'ne zabarvlennia emali, transiliuminatsiynyy, imunofermentnyy ta fo tometrychnyy metody, pokaznyky gigiienichnogo stanu porozhnyny rota (indeks Green Vermillion (1964), indeks Silness Loe (1964, 1967)). Provedena otsinka gigiienichnogo stanu porozhnyny rota ta vyznachennia rivnia sIgA, kal'tsiiu ta ortofosfativ v rotoviy ridyni 43 ditey vikom 6–14 rokiv (grupa No 1 – 21 osoba, grupa No 2 – 22 oso by) z systemnoiu gipoplaziieiu emali na tli dyfuznogo netoksychnogo vola, eutyreozu, narodzhenykh vid bat'kiv – uchasnykiv likvidatsiI naslidkiv avariI na ChAES ta evakuyovanykh z terytoriy obov’iazkovogo vidselennia. Grupa No 1 – dity, iakym pryznachavsia kompleks profilaktychnykh zakhodiv, shcho vkliuchav rekomendatsiI shchodo vyboru zasobiv i predmetiv dlia dogliadu za porozhnynoiu rota ta navchannia standartnomu metodu chyshchennia zubiv. Grupa No 2 – dity, u iakykh dodatkovo zastosovuvaly remineralizuiuchyy gel', shcho mistyt' kal'tsiy, fosfor, magniy ta ksylit („Vysno vok DerzhavnoI sanitarno epidemiologichnoI sluzhby UkraIny No05.03.02 03/9351 vid 07.02.2014r. ”). Rezul'taty. Gigiienichnyy stan porozhnyny rota ditey obokh grup buv otsinenyy zgidno z kryteriiem „nezadovil'nyy ” indeksu Green Vermillion ta kryteriiem „poganyy ” indeksu Silness Loe. Pislia provedennia profilaktychnykh zakhodiv u ditey grup No 1 ta No 2 pokrashchyvsia gigiienichnyy stan porozhnyny rota: suttieve znyzhennia indeksu Green Vermillion

  19. Apport des moyens endoscopiques dans la dilatation des sténoses caustiques de l’œsophage

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    Seydou, Togo; Abdoulaye, Ouattara Moussa; xing, Li; Zi, Sanogo Zimogo; sekou, Koumaré; Wen, Yang Shang; Ibrahim, Sankare; Sekou, Toure Cheik Ahmed; Boubacar, Maiga Ibrahim; Saye, Jacque; Jerome, Dakouo Dodino; Dantoumé, Toure Ousmane; Sadio, Yena

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Toutes les sténoses symptomatiques de l’œsophage peuvent être dilatées par voie endoscopique. Nous évaluons l'apport des moyens endoscopiques dans la prise en charge de la dilatation œsophagienne pour sténose caustique de l’œsophage (SCO) au Mali. Méthodes IL s'agissait d'une étude descriptive et prospective réalisée dans le service de chirurgie thoracique à l'hôpital du Mali. Au total 46 dossiers cliniques de patients on été enregistrés et subdivisés en 4 groupes en fonction de la topographie des lésions cicatricielles. Le nombre de cas d'assistance endoscopique réalisé a été déterminé afin de comprendre l'apport des moyens endoscopiques dans le succès de la dilatation des SCO. Pour les 2 différentes méthodes de dilatation utilisées, le résultat du traitement et le coût ont comparés. Résultats La FOGD a été utilisée dans 19 cas (41.30%) de dilatation avec la bougie de Savary Guillard et dans 47.82% des cas dans la dilatation de Lerut. La vidéo-laryngoscopie a été utilisé 58.69% des cas de dilatation à la bougie de Lerut. Le passage de guide métallique et / ou de fil-guide a été réalisée dans 39.13% avec la vidéo laryngoscopie et dans 58.68% avec la FOGD. Dans la comparaison des deux méthodes, il existe une différence significative dans la survenue des complications (p=0.04075), l'anesthésie générale (p=0.02287), l'accessibilité à la méthode (p=0.04805) et la mortalité (p=0.00402). Conclusion La SCO est une pathologie grave et sous évaluée au Mali. Les moyens endoscopiques contribuent considérablement au succès de la dilatation œsophagienne pour sténose caustique dans les différentes méthodes utilisées. PMID:27200129

  20. Estimated emission reductions from California's enhanced Smog Check program.

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    Singer, Brett C; Wenzel, Thomas P

    2003-06-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires that states evaluate the effectiveness of their vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs. This study demonstrates an evaluation approach that estimates mass emission reductions over time and includes the effect of I/M on vehicle deterioration. It includes a quantitative assessment of benefits from pre-inspection maintenance and repairs and accounts for the selection bias effect that occurs when intermittent high emitters are tested. We report estimates of one-cycle emission benefits of California's Enhanced Smog Check program, ca. 1999. Program benefits equivalent to metric tons per day of prevented emissions were calculated with a "bottom-up" approach that combined average per vehicle reductions in mass emission rates (g/gal) with average per vehicle activity, resolved by model year. Accelerated simulation mode test data from the statewide vehicle information database (VID) and from roadside Smog Check testing were used to determine 2-yr emission profiles of vehicles passing through Smog Check and infer emission profiles that would occur without Smog Check. The number of vehicles participating in Smog Check was also determined from the VID. We estimate that in 1999 Smog Check reduced tailpipe emissions of HC, CO, and NO(x) by 97, 1690, and 81 t/d, respectively. These correspond to 26, 34, and 14% of the HC, CO, and NO(x) that would have been emitted by vehicles in the absence of Smog Check. These estimates are highly sensitive to assumptions about vehicle deterioration in the absence of Smog Check. Considering the estimated uncertainty in these assumptions yields a range for calculated benefits: 46-128 t/d of HC, 860-2200 t/d of CO, and 60-91 t/d of NO(x). Repair of vehicles that failed an initial, official Smog Check appears to be the most important mechanism of emission reductions, but pre-inspection maintenance and repair also contributed substantially. Benefits from removal of nonpassing

  1. Charging of the Electric Vehicles in Private Sector: Technical and Economic Aspects

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    Grackova, L.; Oleinikova, I.; Klavs, G.

    2014-12-01

    The economic aspect considered in the work is related to the charging of an electric vehicle (EV) at a single private house when this is done every day. To perform the relevant cost estimation it was necessary to determine: the average annual electricity consumption under the condition of everyday charging an EV and the average electricity consumption off the mains for covering a distance of 100 km by an EV and the time in hours for its charging. Comparison is made for the day-time intervals from which it is possible to choose the preferable for proper loading the electric line and the most beneficial for the consumer. Under analysis are two EV connection scenarios for 100 individual households from which 10%, 20% and 30% have EVs, with 8-h duration of each charging at the current of 13A. The authors consider the consumption and electric energy payment packages which - with planned opening of the electric energy market on January 1, 2015 - will offer the clients the enterprises rendering services on the electric energy sale. Šajā rakstā tiek analizēts vidējais diennakts elektroenerģijas patēriņš un diennakts slodzes grafiki privātmājās apstākļos, kad privātmājas īpašnieki lādē elektroautomobili katru dienu vidējam brauciena attālumam 100 km. Elektroautomobiļa uzlādes režīmi tiek analizēti, ņemot vērā patēriņa elektriskās slodzes grafika kvalitāti raksturojošos rādītājus un patērētāja ekonomiskos ieguvumus. Lai novērtētu ekonomiski stimulētu patērētāju elektroautomobiļa uzlādes laika izvēles ietekmi uz diennakts elektriskās slodzes aizpildījuma koeficientu, tika izveidoti un analizēti 2 scenāriji, kas apraksta 100 privātmāju ar dažādu elektroautomobiļu piederības īpatsvaru divas atšķirīgas automobiļu uzlādes gadījumus.

  2. Adaptive Batch Mode Active Learning.

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    Chakraborty, Shayok; Balasubramanian, Vineeth; Panchanathan, Sethuraman

    2015-08-01

    Active learning techniques have gained popularity to reduce human effort in labeling data instances for inducing a classifier. When faced with large amounts of unlabeled data, such algorithms automatically identify the exemplar and representative instances to be selected for manual annotation. More recently, there have been attempts toward a batch mode form of active learning, where a batch of data points is simultaneously selected from an unlabeled set. Real-world applications require adaptive approaches for batch selection in active learning, depending on the complexity of the data stream in question. However, the existing work in this field has primarily focused on static or heuristic batch size selection. In this paper, we propose two novel optimization-based frameworks for adaptive batch mode active learning (BMAL), where the batch size as well as the selection criteria are combined in a single formulation. We exploit gradient-descent-based optimization strategies as well as properties of submodular functions to derive the adaptive BMAL algorithms. The solution procedures have the same computational complexity as existing state-of-the-art static BMAL techniques. Our empirical results on the widely used VidTIMIT and the mobile biometric (MOBIO) data sets portray the efficacy of the proposed frameworks and also certify the potential of these approaches in being used for real-world biometric recognition applications.

  3. Detecting delaminations and disbondings on full-scale wing composite panel by guided waves based SHM system

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    Monaco, E.; Boffa, N. D.; Memmolo, V.; Ricci, F.; Maio, L.

    2016-04-01

    A full-scale lower wing panel made of composite material has been designed, manufactured and sensorised within the European Funded research project named SARISTU. The authors contributed to the whole development of the system, from design to implementation as well as to the impacts campaign phase where Barely Visible and Visible Damages (BVID and VID) are to be artificially induced on the panel by a pneumatic impact machine. This work summarise part of the experimental results related to damages production, their assessment by C-SCAN as reference NDT method as well as damage detection of delimitations by a guided waves based SHM. The SHM system is made by customized piezoelectric patches secondary bonded on the wing plate acting both as guided waves sources and receivers. The paper will deal mostly with the experimental impact campaign and the signal analyses carried out to extract the metrics more sensitive to damages induced. Image reconstruction of the damages dimensions and shapes will be also described based mostly on the combination of metrics maps over the plate partial surfaces. Finally a comparison of damages maps obtained by the SHM approach and those obtained by "classic" C-SCAN will be presented analyzing briefly pros and cons of the two different approached as a combination to the most effective structural maintenance scenario of a commercial aircraft.

  4. Lip segmentation under MAP-MRF framework with automatic selection of local observation scale and number of segments.

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    Cheung, Yiu-Ming; Li, Meng; Cao, Xiaochun; You, Xinge

    2014-08-01

    This paper addresses the problem of segmenting lip region from frontal human face image. Supposing each pixel of the target image has an optimal local scale from the segmentation viewpoint, we treat the lip segmentation problem as a combination of observation scale selection and observed data classification. Accordingly, we propose a hierarchical multiscale Markov random field (MRF) model to represent the membership map of each input pixel to a specific segment and local-scale map simultaneously. Subsequently, lip segmentation can be formulated as an optimal problem in the maximum a posteriori (MAP)-MRF framework. Then, we present a rival-penalized iterative algorithm to implement the segmentation, which is independent of the number of predefined segments. The proposed method mainly features two aspects: 1) its performance is independent of the predefined number of segments, and 2) it takes into account the local optimal observation scale for each pixel. Finally, we conduct the experiments on four benchmark databases, i.e. AR, CVL, GTAV, and VidTIMIT. Experimental results show that the proposed method is robust to the segment number that changes with a speaker's appearance, and can enhance the segmentation accuracy by taking advantage of the local optimal observation scale information.

  5. Problems following hippocampal irradiation in interventional radiologists - doses and potential effects: a Monte Carlo simulation.

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    Chumak, V; Morgun, A; Bakhanova, E; Loganovsky, K; Loganovska, T; Marazziti, D

    2015-12-01

    Metoiu doslidzhennia bulo vyvchyty zakonomirnosti formuvannia doz na gipokamp v umovakh roboty likaria inter ventsiynogo kardiologa u rentgen operatsiyniy metodom Monte Karlo, a takozh vstanovyty Ikhniy zv’iazok z efek tyvnoiu dozoiu (shcho vykorystovuiet'sia u radiatsiynomu zakhysti) ta pokazanniamy indyvidual'nykh dozymetriv, shchob otsinyty ymovirnist' dosiagnennia protiagom kar’iery rivnia dozy, pry iakomu mozhut' sposterigatysia taki radiatsiyni efekty, iak kognityvni porushennia ta inshi nervovo psykhichni rozlady.Materialy i metody: modeliuvannia metodom Monte Karlo doz oprominennia gipokampiv likaria za dopomogoiu gibrydnogo voksel'no matematychnogo fantoma dlia typovykh angiografichnykh proektsiy ta energetychnykh spektriv, vlastyvykh dlia protsedur interventsiynoI kardiologiI.Rezul'taty: pokazano, shcho oprominennia golovy ie syl'no neodnoridnym i zalezhyt' vid rentgenografichnoI pro ektsiI: vidminnist' doz oprominennia livogo ta pravogo gipokampa mozhe stanovyty do dvokh z polovynoiu raziv, za pevnykh umov doza u livomu gipokampi mozhe vdvichi perevyshchuvaty efektyvnu dozu, iaku otsiniuvaly za poshyrenym algorytmom podviynoI dozymetriI.Vysnovky: dozy na gipokamp protiagom stazhu profesiynogo oprominennia mozhut' siagaty velychyn, pry iakykh mo zhut' z’iavytysia kognityvni ta emotsiyno povedinkovi porushennia, tomu glyboke vyvchennia efektiv oprominennia mozku pratsivnykiv interventsiynoI radiologiI ie vkray neobkhidnym.

  6. Full-Scale Test and Analysis of a PRSEUS Fuselage Panel to Assess Damage-Containment Features

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    Bergan, Andrew; Bakuckas, John G.; Lovejoy, Andrew E.; Jegley, Dawn C.; Linton, Kim A.; Korkosz, Gregory; Awerbuch, Jonathan; Tan, Tein-Min

    2011-01-01

    Stitched composite technology has the potential to substantially decrease structural weight through enhanced damage containment capabilities. The most recent generation of stitched composite technology, the Pultruded Rod Stitched Efficient Unitized Structure (PRSEUS) concept, has been shown to successfully arrest damage at the sub-component level through tension testing of a three stringer panel with damage in the form of a two-bay notch. In a joint effort undertaken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Boeing Company, further studies are being conducted to characterize the damage containment features of the PRSEUS concept. A full-scale residual strength test will be performed on a fuselage panel to determine if the load capacity will meet strength, deformation, and damage tolerance requirements. A curved panel was designed, fabricated, and prepared for residual strength testing. A pre-test Finite Element Model (FEM) was developed using design allowables from previous test programs to predict test panel deformation characteristics and margins of safety. Three phases of testing with increasing damage severity include: (1) as manufactured; (2) barely visible impact damage (BVID) and visible impact damage (VID); and (3) discrete source damage (DSD) where the panel will be loaded to catastrophic failure. This paper presents the background information, test plan, and experimental procedure. This paper is the first of several future articles reporting the test preparations, results, and analysis conducted in the test program.

  7. Optimization of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment in clean-up workers of the Chornobyl NPP accident in the remote period after irradiation.

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    Sushko, V O; Shvaiko, L I; Bazyka, K D; Riazhska, A S

    2015-12-01

    Aktual'nist'. Za rezul'tatamy klinichnykh i epidemiologichnykh doslidzhen' u uchasnykiv LNA na ChAES u viddalenomu periodi vyiavleno zrostannia zakhvoriuvanosti na khronichne obstruktyvne zakhvoriuvannia legeniv z istotnymy osoblyvostiamy patomorfozu, shcho pryzvodyt' do trudnoshchiv u likuvanni. Meta doslidzhennia vyznachyty efektyvnist' dovgotryvalogo pryiomu (6 misiatsiv) kombinatsii ambroksolu (30 mg kh 3 r/d) ta essentsiale (600 mg kh 2 r/d) na foni bazysnoi terapii v uchasnykiv LNA na ChAES, iaki khvoriiut' na KhOZL seredn'ogo ta tiazhkogo stupenia. Materialy ta metody doslidzhennia: Doslidzheno 60 khvorykh na KhOZL do pochatku likuvannia, ta cherez 1 rik vid pochatku, iakykh bulo randomizovano u dvi grupy: pershii grupi khvorykh (32 osoby) dodatkovo bulo pryznacheno dovgotryvalyi pryiom (6 misiatsiv) kombinatsii ambroksolu (30 mg trychi na den') ta essentsiale (600 mg dvichi na den'), u drugii grupi (28 osib) patsiienty otrymuvaly lyshe bazysnu terapiiu. Poglynuta doza oprominennia skladala 25 – 500 mZv. Vyvchalys' klinichni ta funktsional'ni pokaznyky, kil'kist' zagostren'. Rezul'taty ta vysnovky: V uchasnykiv LNA na ChAES efektyvnist' bazysnoi terapii KhOZL bula nyz'koiu, dostovirnogo pokrashchennia pokaznykiv spirografii ne vidmicheno. Dodatkove pryznachennia do bazysnoi terapii KhOZL kombinatsii ambroksolu (30 mg kh 3 r/d) z essentsiale (600 mg kh 3 r/d) vprodovzh 6 misiatsiv v uchasnykiv LNA na ChAES dozvolylo zmenshyty chastotu zagostren' u 46,9 % patsiientiv bez suttievogo pokrashchennia pokaznykiv ventyliatsiinoi funktsii legen'.

  8. LHC, le Big Bang en éprouvette

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Notre compréhension de l’Univers est en train de changer… Bar des Sciences - Tout public Débat modéré par Marie-Odile Montchicourt, journaliste de France Info. Evenement en vidéoconférence entre le Globe de la science et de l’innovation, le bar le Baloard de Montpellier et la Maison des Métallos à Paris. Intervenants au CERN : Philippe Charpentier et Daniel Froideveaux, physiciens au CERN. Intervenants à Paris : Vincent Bontemps, philosophe et chercheur au CEA ; Jacques Arnould, philosophe, historien des sciences et théologien, Jean-Jacques Beineix, réalisateur, producteur, scénariste de cinéma. Intervenants à Montpellier (LPTA) : André Neveu, physicien théoricien et directeur de recherche au CNRS ; Gilbert Moultaka, physicien théoricien et chargé de recherche au CNRS. Partenariat : CERN, CEA, IN2P3, Université MPL2 (LPTA) Dans le cadre de la Fête de la science 2008

  9. Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction: A 15 Year Experience in a Tertiary Care Hospital

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    Rattan, Kamal Nain; Yadav, Ravi

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Neonatal intestinal obstruction is the most common surgical emergency in a newborn requiring prompt intervention. There are only very few studies done in world regarding pattern of neonatal intestinal obstruction. Aim This study was conducted to see the aetiological spectrum of neonatal intestinal obstruction and to find out the problems and outcome of surgical management. Materials and Methods This study was done retrospectively to include all operated cases of neonatal intestinal obstruction from June 2000 to May 2015 and various factors affecting outcome were analysed. Results A total of 298 newborns were included in the study. Male-female ratio was 1.8:1. Gestational age was variable from 32 to 42 weeks (mean = 37.5 weeks) and birth weight from 1.4 to 3.5kg (mean= 2.25 kg). Mean age of presentation was 6 days with intestinal atresia (49.6%) as the commonest cause. Other causes were Hirschsprung (13%), Malrotation gut (11.7%), Meconium ileus (7.3%), patent VID (5%), duodenal obstruction (4%), duplication cyst (3.7%), obstructed hernia (2.7%) and others (2.7%). Mortality rate was 16.4% with sepsis both pre as well as post operative as the main cause of mortality. Conclusion The morbidity and mortality of neonatal intestinal obstruction has improved over last few years mainly due to antenatal detection, early intervention, meticulous resuscitation before surgery along with good NICU care. PMID:27042546

  10. X-ray survival characteristics and genetic analysis for nine saccharomyces deletion mutants that show altered radiation sensitivity

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    Game, John C.; Williamson, Marsha S.; Baccari, Clelia

    2004-01-07

    The availability of a genome-wide set of Saccharomyces deletion mutants provides a chance to identify all the yeast genes involved in DNA repair. Using X-rays, we are screening these mutants to identify additional genes that show increased sensitivity to the lethal effects of ionizing radiation. For each mutant identified as sensitive, we are confirming that the sensitivity phenotype co-segregates with the deletion allele and are obtaining multipoint survival-versus-dose assays in at least two haploid and one homozygous diploid strains. We present data for deletion mutants involving the genes DOT1, MDM20, NAT3, SPT7, SPT20, GCN5, HFI1, DCC1 and VID21/EAF1, and discuss their potential roles in repair. Eight of these genes have a clear radiation-sensitive phenotype when deleted, but the ninth, GCN5, has at most a borderline phenotype. None of the deletions confer substantial sensitivity to ultra-violet radiation, although one or two may confer marginal sensitivity. The DOT1 gene is of interest because its only known function is to methylate one lysine residue in the core of the histone H3 protein. We find that histone H3 mutants (supplied by K. Struhl) in which this residue is replaced by other amino-acids are also X-ray sensitive, seeming to confirm that methylation of the lysine-79 residue is required for effective repair of radiation damage.

  11. Way to improve the radiation hygenic monitoring on contaminated territories.

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    Bilonyk, A B; Buzunov, V O; Vasylenko, V V; Pikta, V O

    2013-01-01

    Meta doslidzhennja. Zabezpechennja efektyvnogo radiacijno-gigijenichnogo kontrolju ta zahystu naselennja vid ionizujuchogo oprominennja na pizn'omu etapi avarii' na Chornobyl's'kij AES v umovah zdijsnenogo reformuvannja galuzi. Materialy i metody doslidzhennja. Na terytorii' Ukrai'ny radiacijno-gigijenichnyj monitoryng (RGM) zdijsnjujet'sja v ramkah derzhavnogo sanitarno-epidemiologichnogo nagljadu sylamy 158 radiologichnyh pidrozdiliv SES. Struktura cyh pidrozdiliv organizovana z urahuvannjam terytorial'nogo podilu, najavnosti ob'jektiv radiologichnogo kontrolju ta naslidkiv avarii' na ChAES. S'ogodni vona skladajet'sja z pidrozdiliv rajonnogo, mis'kogo, oblasnogo rivniv, Central'nyh SES AR Krym ta na transporti. U 2012-2013 rr. provedeno reorganizaciju ta reformuvannja Derzhsanepidsluzhby Ukrai'ny, shho ne zavzhdy pozytyvno vidbylosja na zdijsnenni RGM. Rezul'taty i vysnovky. Provedenyj analiz organizacii' radiacijno-gigijenichnogo nagljadu ta zahystu naselennja radioaktyvno zabrudnenyh terytorij, efektyvnosti jogo funkcionuvannja dozvolyv vyznachyty ta zaproponuvaty shljahy udoskonalennja dijuchoi' systemy RGM na radioaktyvno zabrudnenyh terytorijah Ukrai'ny vnaslidok avarii' na ChAES. Dlja pokrashhennja ta optymizacii' provedennja RGM na radioaktyvno zabrudnenyh terytorijah zhyttjevo neobhidne vidnovlennja dijal'nosti radiologichnyh pidrozdiliv (viddiliv, viddilen', grup abo laboratorij) u strukturi Derzhsanepidsluzhby, stvorennja, nalezhnym chynom uzgodzhenyh ta zatverdzhenyh, metodychnyh rekomendacij po zdijsnennju RGM na cyh terytorijah.

  12. Acritarchs from Ponta Grossa Formation and their stratigraphic significance: Devonian of Parana basin

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    Dino, R.

    1983-03-01

    The Devonian fossil record in the Parana basin of Brazil is restricted to the Ponta Grossa Formation, a potential source rock unit. Paleontological studies of the macrofauna from this formation indicated an Early Devonian age. For this paper a wide range of surface samples and core samples from eight wells drilled by Pauliperto (a CESP-IPT joint venture) have been studied. Microplankton from the Devonian of the Parana basin never before described are presented here, together with their biostratigraphical and paleoecological implications. Intrabasinal and interbasinal correlations are also made. From a total of 60 species identified until now, twenty forms having well-defined stratigraphic ranges and broad (intercontinental) geographic representation are described herein. This assemblage is marked by the presence and diversity of the Subgroups Polygonomorphitae and Pteromorphitae. The Subgroup Acanthomorphitae is also well represented. The Emsian-Frasnian age previously established for the Ponta Grossa Formation through other palynological studies is further confirmed by the paleomicroplankton evidence. Moreover, the chronostratigraphic limits of these sediments may now be refined even further. Thus, depsite the presence of long-ranging forms, other species, such as Triangulina alargada, which is restricted to the Emsian in the La Vid Formation in northern Spain, allow a better chronostratigraphic subdivision of the Ponta Grossa Formation. The abundance of forms of Tasmanites together with a large quantity and diversity of microplankton provides the basis for the paleoecologic interpretations.

  13. Adolescence et pornographie sur la toile

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    Haza, Marion

    2012-01-01

    Dans cet article, nous abordons la question de l’accès à la pornographie sur Internet par les adolescents. Nous déclinons plusieurs facettes de ces rencontres: la rencontre «fortuite», quand les adolescents sont confrontés à des images intempestives, des publicités ou spams avec des contenus pornographiques; la rencontre «spectatrice», quand les adolescents cherchent activement des vidéos ou photos mettant en scène la sexualité; et enfin la rencontre «actrice», quand les adolescents se mettent en scène eux-mêmes, seuls ou à plusieurs, de façon pornographique sur le Net. A partir d’exemple, nous réfléchissons aux enjeux de ces rencontres virtuelles précoces de la sexualité adulte par rapport au développement adolescent et à la représentation de leur propre sexualité en construction. PMID:22876261

  14. Prenatal famine exposure has sex-specific effects on brain size.

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    de Rooij, Susanne R; Caan, Matthan W A; Swaab, Dick F; Nederveen, Aart J; Majoie, Charles B; Schwab, Matthias; Painter, Rebecca C; Roseboom, Tessa J

    2016-08-01

    Early nutritional deprivation might cause irreversible damage to the brain. Prenatal exposure to undernutrition has been shown to be associated with increased central nervous system anomalies at birth and decreased cognitive function in adulthood. Little is known about the potential effect on the brain in older age. We investigated brain size and structure at age 68 years after prenatal famine exposure. T1-weighted structural magnetic resonance images of the brain were made in 118 Dutch famine birth cohort members. Of these 118 (44% male, age range 65-69 years), 41 had been exposed to famine in early gestation and 77 had been prenatally unexposed. Structural volumes were automatically assessed using FreeSurfer. Diffusion tensor imaging was performed and anisotropy and diffusivity were computed. Fluid attenuated inversion recovery was performed to assess white matter hyperintensities. Exposure to famine in early gestation was associated with smaller intracranial volume in males, but not females. Volumes of total brain, grey and white matter were also smaller in early exposed males, but these differences disappeared after adjusting for intracranial volume. Prenatally exposed males but not females, had a smaller intracranial and total brain volume compared to unexposed subjects. Our findings show that prenatal undernutrition permanently affected brain size.media-1vid110.1093/brain/aww132_video_abstractaww132_video_abstract.

  15. Prenatal famine exposure has sex-specific effects on brain size.

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    de Rooij, Susanne R; Caan, Matthan W A; Swaab, Dick F; Nederveen, Aart J; Majoie, Charles B; Schwab, Matthias; Painter, Rebecca C; Roseboom, Tessa J

    2016-08-01

    Early nutritional deprivation might cause irreversible damage to the brain. Prenatal exposure to undernutrition has been shown to be associated with increased central nervous system anomalies at birth and decreased cognitive function in adulthood. Little is known about the potential effect on the brain in older age. We investigated brain size and structure at age 68 years after prenatal famine exposure. T1-weighted structural magnetic resonance images of the brain were made in 118 Dutch famine birth cohort members. Of these 118 (44% male, age range 65-69 years), 41 had been exposed to famine in early gestation and 77 had been prenatally unexposed. Structural volumes were automatically assessed using FreeSurfer. Diffusion tensor imaging was performed and anisotropy and diffusivity were computed. Fluid attenuated inversion recovery was performed to assess white matter hyperintensities. Exposure to famine in early gestation was associated with smaller intracranial volume in males, but not females. Volumes of total brain, grey and white matter were also smaller in early exposed males, but these differences disappeared after adjusting for intracranial volume. Prenatally exposed males but not females, had a smaller intracranial and total brain volume compared to unexposed subjects. Our findings show that prenatal undernutrition permanently affected brain size.media-1vid110.1093/brain/aww132_video_abstractaww132_video_abstract. PMID:27401522

  16. Expression of Cyclin d1 protein and CCND1 та PNKP genes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in clean up worker of Chornobyl accident with different state of immune system.

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    Bazyka, D A; Kubashko, A V; Ilyenko, I M; Belyaev, O A; Pleskach, O J

    2015-12-01

    Meta. Doslidyty zminy rivniv Cyclin D1+ klityn ta asotsiyovanykh geniv CCND1 ta PNKP u mononuklearakh peryfe rychnoI krovi v uchasnykiv likvidatsiI naslidkiv avariI (ULNA) na ChAES z riznym imunnym statusom v zalezhnosti vid dozy oprominennia.Materialy i metody. Proanalizovano vidnosnyy riven' Cyclin D1+ klityn u mononuklearakh peryferychnoI krovi 39 ULNA na ChAES, cholovikiv, oprominenykh u dozi u diapazoni (0,01–2,00) Gr. Imunologichnyy status obstezhenykh vyz nachavsia za rivnem CD3/19, CD4/8, CD3/HLA DR, SD3/16/56 metodom protochnoI tsytofluorymetriI ta za vmistom Ig klasiv A,M,G metodom imunofermentnogo analizu u krovi. Ekspresiia geniv CCND1 ta PNKP, iaki pov’iazani z Syclin D1, provodylos' za metodom polimeraznoI lantsiugovoI reaktsiI u real'nomu chasi. Porivniannia rezul'tativ zdiysniuva los' iz vidpovidnymy danymy, otrymanymy vid 18 zdorovykh cholovikiv, iaki ne maly kontaktu z ionizuiuchym vyp rominiuvanniam vyshche pryrodn'ogo fonu.Rezul'taty. Pokazano, shcho vidsotok Suclin D1+ klityn zbil'shuiet'sia za normu v osib, oprominenykh u dozi > 0,1 Gr, ta koreliuie z dozoiu oprominennia (rs = 0,417, p = 0,048). Vidkhylennia rivnia Cyclin D1+ klityn za mezhi kontrol'nykh zna chen' pov’iazuiet'sia zi zminamy v klitynniy ta gumoral'niy lankakh imunitetu. Zmenshennia vidsotku Cyclin D1+ klityn za mezhi kontrol'nykh znachen' v ULNA na ChAES iz dozoiu < 0,35 Gr suprovodzhuiet'sia znyzhenniam rivniv CD3+ ta pidvy shchenniam CD3 16+56+ limfotsytiv; u osib, oprominenykh u dozi > 0,35 Gr, zbil'shennia vidsotku Cyclin D1+ klityn asotsiiuiet'sia zi znyzhenniam CD3+ ta tendentsiieiu shchodo znyzhennia CD3+16+56+ limfotsytiv u poiednanni zi zbil'shen niam rivnia IgG. Zbil'shennia rivniv CD4+, CD19+, Ireg. ta IgG suprovodzhuiet'sia poiavoiu koreliatsiynykh zv’iazkiv mizh Cyclin D1+ ta CD3 16+56+ klitynamy (rs = 0,872, p = 0,049), Cyclin D1+ ta CD8+ i IgG (rs = 0,683, p = 0,042; rs = 0,809, p = 0,014), Cyclin D1+ ta CD4+ (rs = 0,602, p = 0,029), Cyclin D1+ ta CD19+ i

  17. Seasonal difference in brain serotonin transporter binding predicts symptom severity in patients with seasonal affective disorder.

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    Mc Mahon, Brenda; Andersen, Sofie B; Madsen, Martin K; Hjordt, Liv V; Hageman, Ida; Dam, Henrik; Svarer, Claus; da Cunha-Bang, Sofi; Baaré, William; Madsen, Jacob; Hasholt, Lis; Holst, Klaus; Frokjaer, Vibe G; Knudsen, Gitte M

    2016-05-01

    Cross-sectional neuroimaging studies in non-depressed individuals have demonstrated an inverse relationship between daylight minutes and cerebral serotonin transporter; this relationship is modified by serotonin-transporter-linked polymorphic region short allele carrier status. We here present data from the first longitudinal investigation of seasonal serotonin transporter fluctuations in both patients with seasonal affective disorder and in healthy individuals. Eighty (11)C-DASB positron emission tomography scans were conducted to quantify cerebral serotonin transporter binding; 23 healthy controls with low seasonality scores and 17 patients diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder were scanned in both summer and winter to investigate differences in cerebral serotonin transporter binding across groups and across seasons. The two groups had similar cerebral serotonin transporter binding in the summer but in their symptomatic phase during winter, patients with seasonal affective disorder had higher serotonin transporter than the healthy control subjects (P = 0.01). Compared to the healthy controls, patients with seasonal affective disorder changed their serotonin transporter significantly less between summer and winter (P < 0.001). Further, the change in serotonin transporter was sex- (P = 0.02) and genotype- (P = 0.04) dependent. In the patients with seasonal affective disorder, the seasonal change in serotonin transporter binding was positively associated with change in depressive symptom severity, as indexed by Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression - Seasonal Affective Disorder version scores (P = 0.01). Our findings suggest that the development of depressive symptoms in winter is associated with a failure to downregulate serotonin transporter levels appropriately during exposure to the environmental stress of winter, especially in individuals with high predisposition to affective disorders.media-1vid110.1093/brain/aww043_video_abstractaww043_video

  18. Ionic Liquids as Novel Lubricants and /or Lubricant Additives

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    Qu, J.; Viola, M. B.

    2013-10-31

    This ORNL-GM CRADA developed ionic liquids (ILs) as novel lubricants or oil additives for engine lubrication. A new group of oil-miscible ILs have been designed and synthesized with high thermal stability, non-corrosiveness, excellent wettability, and most importantly effective anti-scuffing/anti-wear and friction reduction characteristics. Mechanistic analysis attributes the superior lubricating performance of IL additives to their physical and chemical interactions with metallic surfaces. Working with a leading lubricant formulation company, the team has successfully developed a prototype low-viscosity engine oil using a phosphonium-phosphate IL as an anti-wear additive. Tribological bench tests of the IL-additized formulated oil showed 20-33% lower friction in mixed and elastohydrodynamic lubrication and 38-92% lower wear in boundary lubrication when compared with commercial Mobil 1 and Mobil Clean 5W-30 engine oils. High-temperature, high load (HTHL) full-size engine tests confirmed the excellent anti-wear performance for the IL-additized engine oil. Sequence VID engine dynamometer tests demonstrated an improved fuel economy by >2% for this IL-additized engine oil benchmarked against the Mobil 1 5W-30 oil. In addition, accelerated catalyst aging tests suggest that the IL additive may potentially have less adverse impact on three-way catalysts compared to the conventional ZDDP. Follow-on research is needed for further development and optimization of IL chemistry and oil formulation to fully meet ILSAC GF-5 specifications and further enhance the automotive engine efficiency and durability.

  19. Seasonal difference in brain serotonin transporter binding predicts symptom severity in patients with seasonal affective disorder.

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    Mc Mahon, Brenda; Andersen, Sofie B; Madsen, Martin K; Hjordt, Liv V; Hageman, Ida; Dam, Henrik; Svarer, Claus; da Cunha-Bang, Sofi; Baaré, William; Madsen, Jacob; Hasholt, Lis; Holst, Klaus; Frokjaer, Vibe G; Knudsen, Gitte M

    2016-05-01

    Cross-sectional neuroimaging studies in non-depressed individuals have demonstrated an inverse relationship between daylight minutes and cerebral serotonin transporter; this relationship is modified by serotonin-transporter-linked polymorphic region short allele carrier status. We here present data from the first longitudinal investigation of seasonal serotonin transporter fluctuations in both patients with seasonal affective disorder and in healthy individuals. Eighty (11)C-DASB positron emission tomography scans were conducted to quantify cerebral serotonin transporter binding; 23 healthy controls with low seasonality scores and 17 patients diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder were scanned in both summer and winter to investigate differences in cerebral serotonin transporter binding across groups and across seasons. The two groups had similar cerebral serotonin transporter binding in the summer but in their symptomatic phase during winter, patients with seasonal affective disorder had higher serotonin transporter than the healthy control subjects (P = 0.01). Compared to the healthy controls, patients with seasonal affective disorder changed their serotonin transporter significantly less between summer and winter (P < 0.001). Further, the change in serotonin transporter was sex- (P = 0.02) and genotype- (P = 0.04) dependent. In the patients with seasonal affective disorder, the seasonal change in serotonin transporter binding was positively associated with change in depressive symptom severity, as indexed by Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression - Seasonal Affective Disorder version scores (P = 0.01). Our findings suggest that the development of depressive symptoms in winter is associated with a failure to downregulate serotonin transporter levels appropriately during exposure to the environmental stress of winter, especially in individuals with high predisposition to affective disorders.media-1vid110.1093/brain/aww043_video_abstractaww043_video_abstract.

  20. An Induction Motor Based Wind Turbine Emulator

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    Sokolovs, A.; Grigans, L.; Kamolins, E.; Voitkans, J.

    2014-04-01

    The authors present a small-scale wind turbine emulator based on the AC drive system and discuss the methods for power coefficient calculation. In the work, the experimental set-up consisting of an AC induction motor, a frequency converter, a synchronous permanent magnet generator, a DC-DC boost converter and DC load was simulated and tested using real-life equipment. The experimentally obtained wind turbine power and torque diagrams using the emulator are in a good agreement with the theoretical ones. Šajā rakstā parādīta mazas jaudas vēja turbīnas emulatora izveide ar maiņstrāvas piedziņas sistēmu, kā arī analizētas vairākas turbīnas jaudas koeficienta analītiskās aprēķina metodes. Vēja turbīnas emulatora eksperimentālais stends, kas sastāv no asinhronā elektromotora, frekvenču pārveidotāja, sinhronā pastāvīgo magnētu ģeneratora, līdzstrāvas paaugstinošā pārveidotāja un slodzes, tika pārbaudīts gan simulēšanas vidē, gan uz reālām iekārtām. Eksperimentāli iegūtās vēja turbīnas emulatora jaudas un momenta diagrammas ir salīdzinātas ar teorētiskajām.

  1. Genomic determinants of sporulation in Bacilli and Clostridia: towards the minimal set of sporulation-specific genes

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    Galperin, Michael Y; Mekhedov, Sergei L; Puigbo, Pere; Smirnov, Sergey; Wolf, Yuri I; Rigden, Daniel J

    2012-01-01

    Three classes of low-G+C Gram-positive bacteria (Firmicutes), Bacilli, Clostridia and Negativicutes, include numerous members that are capable of producing heat-resistant endospores. Spore-forming firmicutes include many environmentally important organisms, such as insect pathogens and cellulose-degrading industrial strains, as well as human pathogens responsible for such diseases as anthrax, botulism, gas gangrene and tetanus. In the best-studied model organism Bacillus subtilis, sporulation involves over 500 genes, many of which are conserved among other bacilli and clostridia. This work aimed to define the genomic requirements for sporulation through an analysis of the presence of sporulation genes in various firmicutes, including those with smaller genomes than B. subtilis. Cultivable spore-formers were found to have genomes larger than 2300 kb and encompass over 2150 protein-coding genes of which 60 are orthologues of genes that are apparently essential for sporulation in B. subtilis. Clostridial spore-formers lack, among others, spoIIB, sda, spoVID and safA genes and have non-orthologous displacements of spoIIQ and spoIVFA, suggesting substantial differences between bacilli and clostridia in the engulfment and spore coat formation steps. Many B. subtilis sporulation genes, particularly those encoding small acid-soluble spore proteins and spore coat proteins, were found only in the family Bacillaceae, or even in a subset of Bacillus spp. Phylogenetic profiles of sporulation genes, compiled in this work, confirm the presence of a common sporulation gene core, but also illuminate the diversity of the sporulation processes within various lineages. These profiles should help further experimental studies of uncharacterized widespread sporulation genes, which would ultimately allow delineation of the minimal set(s) of sporulation-specific genes in Bacilli and Clostridia. PMID:22882546

  2. Crowdsourcing reproducible seizure forecasting in human and canine epilepsy.

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    Brinkmann, Benjamin H; Wagenaar, Joost; Abbot, Drew; Adkins, Phillip; Bosshard, Simone C; Chen, Min; Tieng, Quang M; He, Jialune; Muñoz-Almaraz, F J; Botella-Rocamora, Paloma; Pardo, Juan; Zamora-Martinez, Francisco; Hills, Michael; Wu, Wei; Korshunova, Iryna; Cukierski, Will; Vite, Charles; Patterson, Edward E; Litt, Brian; Worrell, Gregory A

    2016-06-01

    epilepsy.media-1vid110.1093/brain/aww045_video_abstractaww045_video_abstract. PMID:27034258

  3. Potential (mis)match?: Marriage Markets amidst Socio-Demographic Change in India, 2005–2050

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    Kashyap, Ridhi; Esteve, Albert; García-Román, Joan

    2015-01-01

    We explore the impact of socio-demographic change on marriage patterns in India by examining the hypothetical consequences of applying three sets of marriage pairing propensities – contemporary patterns by age, by age and education, and changing propensities that allow for greater educational homogamy and reduced educational asymmetries – to future population projections. Future population prospects for India indicate three trends that will impact marriage patterns: i) female-deficit in sex ratios at birth; ii) declining birth cohort size; iii) female educational expansion. Existing literature posits declining marriage rates for men arising from skewed sex ratios at birth (SRB) in India’s population. In addition to skewed SRBs, India’s population will experience female educational expansion in the coming decades. Female educational expansion and its impact on marriage patterns must be jointly considered with demographic changes, given educational differentials and asymmetries in union formation that exist in India, as across much of the world. We systematize contemporary pairing propensities using data from the 2005–2006 Indian National Family Health Survey and the 2004 Socio-Economic Survey and apply these and the third set of changing propensities to IIASA/VID multi-state population projections by educational attainment using an iterative longitudinal projection procedure. If today’s age patterns of marriage are viewed against age-sex population composition until 2050, men experience declining marriage prevalence. However, when education is included, women, particularly those with higher education experience a more salient rise in non-marriage. Significant changes in pairing patterns towards greater levels of educational homogamy and gender symmetry can counteract a marked rise in non-marriage. PMID:25604846

  4. Radiation protection monitoring zone population NPP according to experts in case of emergency.

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    Prilipko, V A; Shevchenko, K K

    2015-12-01

    I, ne vidpovidaie vymogam zakoniv UkraIny „Pro vykorystannia iadernoI energiI ta radiatsiynu bezpe ku ” ta „Pro zakhyst naselennia i terytoriy vid nadzvychaynykh sytuatsiy tekhnogennogo ta pryrodnogo kharakteru ”, shcho vymagaie zoseredzhennia uvagy DIIaRU na ts'omu pytanni.

  5. Removal of Co(II) from waste water using dry cow dung powder : a green ambrosia to soil

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    Bagla, Hemlata; Khilnani, Roshan

    2015-04-01

    work, DCP has been utilized without pre or post chemical treatment. Thus it manifests the principal of green chemistry and proves to be an eco-friendly biosorbent. References 1. N.S. Barot, H.K. Bagla, Biosorption of Radiotoxic 90Sr by Green adsorbent: Dry Cow Dung Powder, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 294, pp. 81-86, (2012). 2. N.S. Barot, H.K. Bagla, Eco-friendly waste water treatment by cow-dung powder (Adsorption studies of Cr(III), Cr (VI) & Cd(II) using Tracer Technique), Desalination & Water Treatment, 38(1-3), pp.104-113, (2012). 3. N.S. Barot, R.P. Khilnani, H.K. Bagla, "Biosorptive profile of Synthetic and Natural Humiresin for the remediation of Metallic Water Pollutants", Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 301(1):1-9, (2014). 4. S. Lagergren, Zur theorie der sogenannten adsorption geloster stoffe. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens, Handlingar 24(4):1-39, (1898).

  6. Kinetics of biosorption of hazardous metals by green soil supplement

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    Bagla, Hemlata; Khilnani, Roshan

    2016-04-01

    of the biosorption in terms of the order of the rate constant were studied applying different kinetic models such as First order, Second order, Pseudo-first order, Pseudo-second order and the intra particle diffusion model. But among these models best fitting model was Lagergren pseudo second order model. The correlation coefficients of all the elements have R2 values close to 1 indicating the applicability of pseudo second order model to the present system. The applicability of this model suggested that biosorption of elements under study, on DCP was based on chemical interactions between metals and active sites of biosorbent. References 1. E. Tipping, Cation Binding by Humic Substances. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 2. S. Lagergren, Zur theorie der sogenannten adsorption geloster stoffe. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens, Handlingar vol. 24, no.4, pp. 1-39, 1898. 3. Y. S. Ho and G. McKay, "Pseudo-second order model for sorption processes," Process Biochem., vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 451-465, Jul. 1999. 4. N. S. Barot and H. K. Bagla, "Extraction of humic acid from biological matrix - dry cow dung powder," Green Chem. Lett. Rev., vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 217-221, 2009.

  7. Multimodal responses induced by cortical stimulation of the parietal lobe: a stereo-electroencephalography study.

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    Balestrini, Simona; Francione, Stefano; Mai, Roberto; Castana, Laura; Casaceli, Giuseppe; Marino, Daniela; Provinciali, Leandro; Cardinale, Francesco; Tassi, Laura

    2015-09-01

    revision of electrical stimulation of the entire parietal cortex with the aim to evaluate the neurophysiology of this relevant brain region. Our analysis offers a general overview of the multiple roles of the parietal cortex and supports its crucial involvement in different networks related to complex integrative functions.media-1vid110.1093/brain/awv187_video_abstractawv187_video_abstract. PMID:26129769

  8. About study of radiation flux carried out on the stand, which is designed for testing of space ultraviolet polarimeter

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    Nevodovskiy, P. V.; Vidmachenko, A. P.; Geraimchuk, M. D.; Ivahiv, O. V.

    2016-08-01

    . Studies of stratospheric ozone layer from near-earth orbit utilizing ultraviolet polarimeter // Acta Astronautica. 2009, vol. 64, no. 1, p. 54-58. 3. Nevodovskij P. V. Kvantakons and optimization of their parameters for astronomical observations // Kinematika i Fizika Nebesnykh Tel. 2001, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 279-288. 4. A. P. Vid'machenko, P. V. Nevodovsky. A cooled photomultiplier with an InGaAs photocathode developed for the spectropolarimetry observations // Kinematika i Fizika Nebesnykh Tel. 2000, Suppl. 3, p. 283-285. 5. P. Nevodovsky! i, A. Morozhenko, A. Vidmachenko, M. Geraimchuk, A. Zbrutskyi,! Yu. Kur eniov, V. Sergunin, Yu. Hirniak, O. Ivakhiv. Ultraviolet Polarimeter for Studying the Aerosol Component in the Earth Atmosphere // International Symposium on Atmospheric Radiation and Dynamics. Session 1. "Satellite sounding of atmosphere and surface". ISARD - 2013. June 24-27 2013. Peterhof, St Petersburg, Russia. P. 21.

  9. Dopamine D2 receptor gene variants and response to rasagiline in early Parkinson's disease: a pharmacogenetic study.

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    Masellis, Mario; Collinson, Shannon; Freeman, Natalie; Tampakeras, Maria; Levy, Joseph; Tchelet, Amir; Eyal, Eli; Berkovich, Elijahu; Eliaz, Rom E; Abler, Victor; Grossman, Iris; Fitzer-Attas, Cheryl; Tiwari, Arun; Hayden, Michael R; Kennedy, James L; Lang, Anthony E; Knight, Jo

    2016-07-01

    Parkinson symptoms from Weeks 12 to 36 after correction for multiple testing. This is the largest and most comprehensive pharmacogenetics study to date examining clinical response to an anti-parkinsonian drug and the first to be conducted in patients with early stage Parkinson's disease receiving monotherapy. The results indicate a clinically meaningful benefit to rasagiline in terms of the magnitude of improvement in parkinsonian symptoms for those with the favourable response genotypes. Future work is needed to elucidate the specific mechanisms through which these DRD2 variants operate in modulating the function of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system.media-1vid110.1093/brain/aww109_video_abstractaww109_video_abstract.

  10. Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 Infection among Men who Have Sex with Men in Taiwan in 2012

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    Huang, Szu-Wei; Wang, Sheng-Fan; Cowó, Ángel E.; Chen, Marcelo; Lin, Yu-Ting; Hung, Chun-Po; Chen, Yi-Hsien; Yang, Jyh-Yuan; Tang, Hung-Jen; Chen, Yi-Ming Arthur

    2015-01-01

    created a video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=BinExvvOTMM&feature=iv&src_vid=BW81-PfmY3E&annotation_id=annotation_2436493705) to correct such misconception in its AIDS prevention campaign. PMID:26039757

  11. Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 Infection among Men who Have Sex with Men in Taiwan in 2012.

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    Huang, Szu-Wei; Wang, Sheng-Fan; Cowó, Ángel E; Chen, Marcelo; Lin, Yu-Ting; Hung, Chun-Po; Chen, Yi-Hsien; Yang, Jyh-Yuan; Tang, Hung-Jen; Chen, Yi-Ming Arthur

    2015-01-01

    created a video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=BinExvvOTMM&feature=iv&src_vid=BW81-PfmY3E&annotation_id=annotation_2436493705) to correct such misconception in its AIDS prevention campaign.

  12. Teaching an Experienced Multidisciplinary Team About Postpartum Hemorrhage: Comparison of Two Different Methods.

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    Higgins, Mary; Kfouri, Julia; Biringer, Anne; Seaward, Gareth; Windrim, Rory

    2015-09-01

    Objectif : La morbidité attribuable à l’hémorragie postpartum (HPP) affecte 20 % des grossesses à l’échelle mondiale et demeure une cause importante de mortalité maternelle. Cette étude a comparé les impressions de cliniciens expérimentés quant aux effets de deux méthodes d’intervention pédagogique (dans le cadre d’un programme de formation AMPROOB) conçues pour améliorer la reconnaissance et la prise en charge de l’HPP. Méthodes : Les participants ont pris part à un exposé magistral traditionnel et à un exercice interactif d’intervention clinique alliant la simulation vidéo d’un événement d’HPP à des occasions de formuler des commentaires et de participer à des discussions sur la façon de procéder. Nous les avons par la suite conviés à répondre à un questionnaire au sujet de leurs impressions quant à ces deux méthodes. Résultats : Cent dix des 150 participants ont rempli le questionnaire. Les répondants étaient d’avis que le format interactif était plus efficace (55 %) et plaisant (72 %) que le format magistral traditionnel. La majorité d’entre eux (81 %) ont cependant recommandé l’offre d’une approche mixte intégrant les deux formats dans le cadre des événements à venir, le tout devant alors être soutenu par la tenue d’un exercice d’entraînement multidisciplinaire. Conclusion : Dans le domaine clinique, les apprenants accordent de l’importance à l’interactivité et au renforcement mutuel de divers exercices d’apprentissage dans le cadre de leurs expériences pédagogiques. Les futurs programmes pédagogiques pourraient envisager l’intégration de méthodes semblables afin de maximiser la réceptivité des participants.

  13. High Power Coax Window

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    Neubauer, M. L.; Dudas, A.; Sah, R.; Elliott, T. S.; Rimmer, R. A.; Stirbet, M. S.

    2010-05-23

    A su­per­con­duct­ing RF (SRF) power cou­pler ca­pa­ble of han­dling 500 kW CW RF power is re­quired for pre­sent and fu­ture stor­age rings and linacs. There are over 35 cou­pler de­signs for SRF cav­i­ties rang­ing in fre­quen­cy from 325 to 1500 MHz. Cou­pler win­dows vary from cylin­ders to cones to disks, and RF power cou­plers are lim­it­ed by the abil­i­ty of ce­ram­ic win­dows to with­stand the stress­es due to heat­ing and me­chan­i­cal flex­ure. We pro­pose a novel ro­bust co-ax­i­al SRF cou­pler de­sign which uses com­pressed win­dow tech­nol­o­gy. This tech­nol­o­gy will allow the use of high­ly ther­mal­ly con­duc­tive ma­te­ri­als for cryo­genic win­dows. Using com­pressed win­dow tech­niques on disk co-ax­i­al win­dows will make sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments in the power han­dling of SRF cou­plers. We pre­sent the bench test re­sults of two win­dow as­sem­blies back to back, as well as in­di­vid­u­al win­dow VSWR in EIA3.125 coax. A vac­u­um test as­sem­bly was made and the win­dows baked out at 155C. The pro­cess­es used to build win­dows is scal­able to larg­er di­am­e­ter coax and to high­er power lev­els.

  14. Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 Infection among Men who Have Sex with Men in Taiwan in 2012.

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    Huang, Szu-Wei; Wang, Sheng-Fan; Cowó, Ángel E; Chen, Marcelo; Lin, Yu-Ting; Hung, Chun-Po; Chen, Yi-Hsien; Yang, Jyh-Yuan; Tang, Hung-Jen; Chen, Yi-Ming Arthur

    2015-01-01

    created a video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=BinExvvOTMM&feature=iv&src_vid=BW81-PfmY3E&annotation_id=annotation_2436493705) to correct such misconception in its AIDS prevention campaign. PMID:26039757

  15. Comparing language outcomes in monolingual and bilingual stroke patients.

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    Hope, Thomas M H; Parker Jones, 'Ōiwi; Grogan, Alice; Crinion, Jenny; Rae, Johanna; Ruffle, Louise; Leff, Alex P; Seghier, Mohamed L; Price, Cathy J; Green, David W

    2015-04-01

    , based on trends learned from monolingual data alone, and this was significant (P < 0.05, corrected for multiple comparisons) in 13/22 language tasks. Both patient groups appeared to be sensitive to damage in the same sets of regions, though the bilinguals were more sensitive than the monolinguals. media-1vid1 10.1093/brain/awv020_video_abstract awv020_video_abstract.

  16. Influence of eNOS gene 4a/b VNTR polymorphism on development of endothelial dysfunction and respiratory system disorders in children - residents of radioactively contaminated areas.

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    Stepanova, Ye I; Kolpakov, Ye; Zyhalo, V M; Lytvynets, O M; Kondrashova, V H; Vdovenko, V Yu; Skvarska, O O; Leonovych, O S

    2015-12-01

    Meta roboty – doslidyty rol' polimorfizmu geniv eNOS u rozvytku endotelial'noI dysfunktsiI ta funktsional' nykh rozladiv systemy dykhannia u ditey – meshkantsiv radioaktyvno zabrudnenykh terytoriy.Materialy i metody doslidzhennia. Dlia vyznachennia mozhlyvykh asotsiatyvnykh zv’iazkiv polimorfizmu u 4 mu introni gena eNOS z pokaznykamy, shcho kharakteryzuiut' funktsional'nyy stan endoteliiu ta bronkholegenevoI sys temy, provedeno obstezhennia 184 ditey. Z nykh osnovnu grupu sklaly 135 ditey – meshkantsiv radioaktyvno zabrud nenykh terytoriy, kontrol'nu – 49 ditey, iaki prozhyvaly v „chystykh ” shchodo radioaktyvnogo zabrudnennia regionakh i ne nalezhaly do postrazhdalykh vnaslidok Chornobyl's'koI avariI kontyngentiv. Provodyly molekuliarno gene tychne doslidzhennia z vyznachenniam polimorfizmu v 4 mu introni gena eNOS. Doslidzhennia ventyliatsiynoI spro mozhnosti legeniv otsiniuvaly za dopomogoiu metodu pnevmotakhografiI. Dlia reiestratsiI endoteliyzalezhnoI reaktsiI sudynnogo rusla na zminy umov krovopostachannia vykorystovuvaly termografichnyy sposib. Vyznachennia rivniv azotystykh spoluk NO2 ta NO3 provodyly za standartnoiu metodykoiu z vykorystanniam reaktyvu Grissa. Riven' inkorporovanogo 137Cs v organizmi vyznachaly za dopomogoiu lichyl'nyka vyprominiuvannia liudyny Skrynner 3M vyrobnytstva Instytutu ekologiI liudyny.Rezul'taty. Dity osnovnoI grupy za chastotoiu polimorfnykh 4a/b genotypiv ta aleliv 4a i 4b gena eNOS ne vidriznia lysia vid kontroliu ta danykh literatury. U ditey osnovnoI grupy z genotypom 4a/4b u porivnianni z dit'my, iaki ma ly genotyp 4b/4b, vidmichalosia zbil'shennia tryvalosti vidnovlennia krovoobigu do vykhidnogo rivnia pislia ok liuziynoI proby; sposterigalosia znyzhennia vmistu nitrytu v syrovattsi krovi; zmenshennia integral'nykh pokaznykiv elastychnosti i roztiazhnosti legenevoI tkanyny, prokhidnosti dykhal'nykh shliakhiv; u 1,5 raza chastishe reiestruvalysia oznaky bronkhospazmu. Tsi nespryiatlyvi efekty buly

  17. Geochemical analysis of Lower Toarcian black shale from Mecsek Mountain, Hungary

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    Podobni, András; Rübsam, Wolfgang; Schwark, Lorenz; Kovács, János; Fekete, József

    2016-04-01

    section investigated. Variable, but mainly high HI values (100-700 mgHC/gTOC) allow attributing the OM to a type II kerogen. Results are in agreement with previous studies showing that the OM is mainly composed of liptinites, which point to algal and land plant-derived OM [2]. Moreover, variable contributions from marine and terrigenous sources are also attested by the ratio of isoprenoids (pristane and phytane) and the corresponding n-alkanes. Accumulation of OM occurred under mildly reducing, most likely anoxic, conditions as indicated by Pr/Phy ratios of about 1.5 and mainly low HHI values <0.1 [3]. It can be thus anticipated that OM preservation was favoured by low oxygen levels in bottom waters and high sediment accumulation rates, resulting in an efficient OM burial. Therefore, OM accumulation at the western margin of the Tethyan Ocean was controlled by processes differing from those in the epicontinental basin of the Western Tetyhan shelf. A high surface productivity at the slope of the shelf might have been stimulated by the upwelling of nutrient-rich bottom waters and might further promoted the formation of an expanded oxygen minimum zone. [1] McArthur, J. M., Algeo, T.J., van de Schootbrugge, B., Li, Q., Howarth, R.J., 2008. Basinal restriction, black shales, Re-Os dating, and the Early Toarcian (Jurassic) oceanic anoxic event. Paleoceanography 23, PA4217, doi: 10.1029/2008PA001607. [2] Varga, A., Raucsik, B., Hámorné Vidó, M., Rostási, Á., 2007. Isotope geochemistry and characterization of hydrocarbon potential of black shale from Óbánya Siltstone Formation. Földtani Közlöny 137, 449-472. [3] Peters, K.E., Walters, C.C., Moldowan, J.M., 2005. The Biomarker Guide: Volume 2, Biomarkers and Isotopes in Petroleum Systems and Earth History. Cambridge University Press, 1132 pp.

  18. The Development and Testing of a Checklist to Study Behaviour Change Techniques used in a Treatment Programme for Canadian Armed Forces Members with Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain.

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    Harman, Katherine; MacRae, Marsha; Vallis, Michael

    2014-01-01

    Objectif : On signale une utilisation accrue, par les physiothérapeutes, de tout un éventail de techniques de modification du comportement (TMC) et l'on constate des effets bénéfiques. Il manque toutefois des définitions de ces techniques qui sont spécifiques à la physiothérapie et l'on ne sait pas trop comment nous les avons utilisées dans la pratique. Cette étude a créé une nomenclature et une description préliminaires de TMC chez les patients souffrant de lombalgie chronique non spécifique (LCNS) et l'on en a fait l'essai pratique. Méthodes : Les questions figurant sur la liste de contrôle des techniques de modification des comportements en physiothérapie (TMC-PT) ont été tirées d'une nomenclature créée pour la psychologie et aussi d'études publiées au cours desquelles on a utilisé des démarches basées sur la thérapie comportementale cognitive en physiothérapie. La validité du contenu a été vérifiée au moyen de sondages d'experts cliniques et de recherches. On a utilisé des enregistrements vidéo d'un programme de réadaptation de l'autoprise en charge d'un patient d'une durée de six semaines pour la formation, l'essai de fiabilité et l'essai pratique de la liste de contrôle TMC-PT. Résultats : La majorité des experts sondés a approuvé les éléments de la liste. La fiabilité intra et interévaluateurs a varié de modérée à élevée. Au cours de l'étude pratique, on a observé un vaste éventail de types de TMC (comportementales, cognitives et motivationnelles) à la fois en classe et au gymnase. Conclusions : La nomenclature des TMC découlant de cette étude et la liste de contrôle TMC-PT aideront à explorer plus à fond le changement de comportement à la pratique de la physiothérapie. L'observation selon laquelle les TMC ont été intégrées dans la pratique de la physiothérapie dans le cadre de cette étude démontre comment les physiothérapeutes peuvent jouer un rôle en modifiant le comportement

  19. Learning From Experience: Qualitative Analysis to Develop a Cognitive Task List for Vaginal Breech Deliveries.

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    Secter, Michael B; Simpson, Andrea N; Gurau, David; Snelgrove, John W; Hodges, Ryan; Mocarski, Eva; Pittini, Richard; Windrim, Rory; Higgins, Mary

    2015-11-01

    Objectif : De nos jours, dans le domaine de l’obstétrique, il est difficile d’acquérir les compétences cliniques nécessaires à la tenue d’un accouchement vaginal du siège (AVS) en toute sûreté. Des stratégies pédagogiques novatrices sont requises, puisque l’exposition des stagiaires en obstétrique à l’AVS demeure limitée. Cette étude avait pour objectif d’identifier, au moyen de démonstrations filmées par des spécialistes, les compétences verbales et non verbales nécessaires à la prise en charge de l’AVS. Méthodes : Les membres du personnel infirmier de la salle de travail et d’accouchement de trois importants hôpitaux universitaires ont identifié les cliniciens qu’ils considéraient comme étant compétents en matière d’AVS. Les obstétriciens les plus souvent identifiés ont été conviés à participer à l’étude. Les participants ont été filmés alors qu’ils procédaient à un AVS sur un simulateur d’accouchement; à ces occasions, nous leur avons également demandé de nous entretenir de leur évaluation et de leur technique, ainsi que de nous fournir des conseils cliniques issus de leur expérience. Deux membres de l’étude ont passé en revue toutes les vidéos et ont documenté les composantes verbales et non verbales de l’évaluation, les ont groupées en thèmes communs et en ont rédigé une synthèse. Cette synthèse a été transmise à tous les participants et a été analysée par des obstétriciens expérimentés de l’étranger. Résultats : Dix-sept cliniciens ont été identifiés; 12 (70 %) ont consenti à participer à l’étude. Parmi les thèmes identifiés, on trouvait les suivants : évaluation méticuleuse et counseling prégrossesse; rôles de l’équipe multidisciplinaire; nécessité d’une communication attentive et adéquate avec les parents; techniques d’accouchement particulières; et documentation et soins postpartum. Une liste des tâches cliniques a été g

  20. Neuregulin-1 controls an endogenous repair mechanism after spinal cord injury.

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    Bartus, Katalin; Galino, Jorge; James, Nicholas D; Hernandez-Miranda, Luis R; Dawes, John M; Fricker, Florence R; Garratt, Alistair N; McMahon, Stephen B; Ramer, Matt S; Birchmeier, Carmen; Bennett, David L H; Bradbury, Elizabeth J

    2016-05-01

    tests requiring co-ordination, balance and proprioception. Furthermore, electrophysiological assessments revealed severely impaired axonal conduction in the dorsal columns of global Nrg1 mutants (where Schwann cell-mediated remyelination is prevented), but not immunoglobulin-specific mutants (where Schwann cell-mediated remyelination remains intact), providing robust evidence that the profound demyelinating phenotype observed in the dorsal columns of Nrg1 mutant mice is related to conduction failure. Our data provide novel mechanistic insight into endogenous regenerative processes after spinal cord injury, demonstrating that Nrg1 signalling regulates central axon remyelination and functional repair and drives the trans-differentiation of central precursor cells into peripheral nervous system-like Schwann cells that remyelinate spinal axons after injury. Manipulation of the Nrg1 system could therefore be exploited to enhance spontaneous repair after spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders with a demyelinating pathology.media-1vid110.1093/brain/aww039_video_abstractaww039_video_abstract.

  1. On testing of the photometer-polarimeter UVP layout using a telescope on Earth's surface

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    Nevodovskyi, P. V.; Vidmachenko, A. P.; Morozhenko, O. V.; Zbrutskyi, O.; Ivakhiv, O. V.

    2016-08-01

    . V. Studies of stratospheric ozone layer from near-earth orbit utilizing ultraviolet polarimeter // Acta Astronautica. 2009, vol. 64, no 1, p. 54-58. 3. Nevodovskij P. V. Kvantakons and optimization of their parameters for astronomical observations Kinematika i Fizika Nebesnykh Tel. 2001, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 279-288. 4. A. P. Vid'machenko, P. V. Nevodovsky. A cooled photomultiplier with an InGaAs photocathode developed for the spectropolarimetry observations // Kinematika i Fizika Nebesnykh Tel. 2000. Suppl. 3, p. 283-285. 5. Morozhenko A. V., Vidmachenko A. P., Nevodovskiy P. V., Kostogryz N. M. On the efficiency of polarization measurements while studying aerosols in the terrestrial atmosphere // Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies. 2014, vol. 30, no. 1, p. 11-21. 6. A.V. Morozhenko, A.P. Vidmachenko, P.V. Nevodovskyi. Aerosol in the upper layer of earth's atmosphere // Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies. 2013, vol. 29, no. 5, p. 243-246. 7. Morozhenko A.V. Polarimetry of twilight sky and stratospheric aerosol // Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies. 2010, vol. 26, no. 1, p. 36-38.

  2. Continuing education to go: capacity building in psychotherapies for front-line mental health workers in underserviced communities.

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    Ravitz, Paula; Cooke, Robert G; Mitchell, Scott; Reeves, Scott; Teshima, John; Lokuge, Bhadra; Lawson, Andrea; McNaughton, Nancy; Skinner, Wayne; Cooper, Carolynne; Fefergrad, Mark; Zaretsky, Ari

    2013-06-01

    Objectif : Aborder l’écart entre les besoins et l’accès, et entre les lignes directrices de traitement et leur mise en œuvre pour la maladie mentale, par la création de capacité des travailleurs de première ligne de la santé. Méthodes : À la suite d’une évaluation des besoins d’apprentissage, des cours de formation continue en milieu de travail sur les psychothérapies fondées sur des données probantes ont été mis au point à l’intention des travailleurs de première ligne dans des milieux communautaires sous-desservis. Les cours de 5 heures sur les fondements de la thérapie cognitivo-comportementale, la psychothérapie interpersonnelle, la technique d’entrevue motivationnelle, et la thérapie comportementale dialectique comportaient tous des simulations enregistrées sur vidéo, des plans de leçon interactifs, et des rappels de comportement en pratique clinique. Deux cours, offerts en ordre séquentiel dans 7 milieux sous-desservis, ont été soumis à une évaluation de méthodes mixtes. Quatre-vingt-treize travailleurs de première ligne non médicaux se sont inscrits au programme. Une analyse de variance des mesures répétées a servi à évaluer les changements des connaissances et de l’auto-efficacité avant et après l’intervention. Les données qualitatives de 5 groupes de discussion semi-structurés de 25 participants ont également été analysées. Résultats : Des changements significatifs des connaissances (P < 0,001) avant et après l’intervention ont été observés chez ceux qui ont terminé le cours. L’auto-efficacité en counseling s’est améliorée chez les participants qui ont suivi le premier cours offert (P = 0,001). Les décrocheurs étaient beaucoup moins fréquents dans les petits groupes d’apprentissage menés par les pairs que dans le format autodirigé. L’analyse qualitative a révélé une confiance améliorée, un meilleur moral, des changements du comportement dans la pratique auto

  3. [Impact of attachment to God and religious coping on life satisfaction].

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    Láng, András

    2013-11-17

    Bevezetés: A vallásosság hatása a mentális és fizikai egészségre, illetve az élettel való elégedettségre sokat vizsgált területe a pszichológiának. Ugyanakkor ezek a vizsgálatok kevesebb figyelmet fordítanak arra, hogy a vallásosság megélése, az Isten-kapcsolat milyen szerepet játszik hívő emberek élettel való elégedettségében. Célkitűzés: A szerző célkitűzése az volt, hogy megvizsgálja az Istenhez való kötődés és a vallásos megküzdés hatását az élettel való elégedettségre. Módszer: A kérdőívcsomagot 94 (49 nő, 45 férfi), önmagát római katolikusnak valló személy töltötte ki. Átlagéletkoruk 30,8±6,2 év volt. Túlnyomó többségük (96,8%) legalább érettségivel rendelkezett. A kérdőívcsomag a Kötődés Istenhez Leltárt, a Vallásos Megküzdés Skála rövidített változatát, valamint a Diener-féle Élettel Való Elégedettség Skálát tartalmazta. Eredmények: A negatív vallásos megküzdés és az Istenhez való szorongó kötődés a demográfiai változókon felül, negatív irányban befolyásolták az élettel való elégedettség mértékét. Következtetések: Az eredmények rámutatnak arra, hogy a negatív Isten-kép jelentősen befolyásolhatja a hívők élettel való elégedettségét, ami mentális és fizikai egészségükre is kihatással lehet. Orv. Hetil., 2013, 154(46), 1843–1847.

  4. Influence of Light Intensity and Temperature on Cultivation of Microalgae Desmodesmus Communis in Flasks and Laboratory-Scale Stirred Tank Photobioreactor

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    Vanags, J.; Kunga, L.; Dubencovs, K.; Galvanauskas, V.; Grīgs, O.

    2015-04-01

    kultivācijas temperatūra ir 25 °C un gaismas intensitāte - 300 μmol m2 s-1. Savukārt D. communis kultivācija fotobioreaktorā pie tādiem pašiem apstākļiem deva vidējus biomasas produktivitātes rezultātus gaismas limitēšanas dēļ arī tad, kad gaismas intensitāte tika palielināta eksperimenta laikā (maksimālā biomasas produktivitāte - 0.25 g 1-1d-1; maksimālā biomasas koncentrācija - 1.78 g 1-1).

  5. [The relationship of work-related psychosocial risk factors with depressive symptoms among Hungarian workers: preliminary results of the Hungarian Work Stress Survey].

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    Nistor, Katalin; Nistor, Anikó; Ádám, Szilvia; Szabó, Anita; Konkolÿ Thege, Barna; Stauder, Adrienne

    2015-03-01

    Bevezetés: Nemzetközi és hazai kutatások egyaránt igazolják, hogy a pszichoszociális stressz mentális megbetegedések kockázati tényezője. Célkitűzés: Jelen tanulmány célja az Országos Munkahelyi Stresszfelmérés előzetes eredményeinek feldolgozása a depressziós tünetegyüttes és a stresszterhelés kapcsolatának vonatkozásában. Módszer: Keresztmetszeti kérdőíves vizsgálat magyar munkavállalók körében (n = 1058, 27,5% férfi, 72,5% nő, átlagéletkor 37,2 év, SD = 11). A pszichoszociális tényezőket a COPSOQ II (Koppenhágai Kérdőív a Munkahelyi Pszichoszociális Tényezőkről II), míg a depressziós tünetegyüttest a rövidített Beck Depresszió Kérdőívvel mértük fel. A pszichoszociális tényezők és a depresszió kapcsolatát korrelációval, illetve bináris logisztikus regresszió analízissel vizsgáltuk. Eredmények: A minta negyede közepesen súlyos vagy súlyos depressziós tünetekről számolt be. Az eredmények igazolják a depressziós tünetegyüttes (BDI≥19) összefüggését a munka–család konfliktussal (OR = 2,21, CI: 1,82–2,68), a fejlődési lehetőségekkel (OR = 0,76, CI: 0,59–0,97), a munka értelmességével (OR = 0,69, CI: 0,59–0,89) és a munkahely iránti elkötelezettséggel (OR = 0,60, CI: 0,47–0,78). Következtetések: A munkavállalók mentális egészségének védelme szempontjából az eredmények felvetik olyan szervezeti szintű intézkedések szükségességét, amelyek lehetővé teszik a pszichoszociális stressz csökkentését. Orv. Hetil., 2015, 156(11), 439–448.

  6. La place de la thoracoscopie dans la prise en charge des pathologies thoraciques: à propos de 104 cas

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    Lakranbi, Marwane; Rabiou, Sani; Ghalimi, Jamal; Issoufou, Ibrahim; Ouadnouni, Yassine; Smahi, Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    Introduction La thoracoscopie est l'exploration endoscopique de la cavité pleurale, des organes avoisinants (diaphragme, péricarde, médiastin) et du poumon. Le but de ce travail se veut d'abord didactique; décrivant la thoracoscopie, ses techniques ainsi que sa place dans la prise en charge de la pathologie thoracique (indications et perspectives thérapeutiques) et informatif en rapportant l'expérience de notre équipe. Méthodes Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective intéressant 104 thoracoscopies à visée diagnostique et/ou thérapeutique réalisées au service de chirurgie thoracique du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hassan II de Fès, sur une période de 04 ans (Août 2008-décembre 2012). Nous avons exclu de notre étude les cas ayant bénéficié d'une médiastinoscopie ainsi que les cas ayant bénéficié d'une thoracoscopie dans le cadre des traumatismes fermés du thorax ou des plaies thoraciques. Résultats L’ âge moyen des patients est de 47 ans, avec des extrêmes allant de 18 à 80 ans, et une légère prédominance masculine à 54%. La thoracoscopie est d'ordre pleural chez 86 patients, pulmonaire chez 10 patients et médiastinale chez 8 patients. La thoracoscopie avait une indication à visée diagnostique chez 87 cas et thérapeutique chez 52 patients (talcage dans 45 cas, décortication pleuropulmonaire dans 2 cas, résection de kystepleuro-péricardique dans 2 cas, cure de pneumothorax dans 2 cas et une fenêtre péricardique). L’évolution post opératoire etait marquée par une amélioration clinico-radiologique chez 40 malades, 11 ont présenté une amélioration clinique seule, 6 ont présenté une persistance ou une récidive de l’épanchement. Conclusion La thoracoscopie représente un réel gain en matière de diagnostic de certaines pathologies intra-thoraciques. Son intérêt thérapeutique limité doit être éventuellement étendu grâce à la chirurgie thoracique vidéo assistée, qui est une technique récente fiable

  7. [Impact of animal-assisted intervention on rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury].

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    Zsoldos, Amanda; Sátori, Agnes; Zana, Agnes

    2014-09-28

    Bevezetés: Az állatasszisztált programok interdiszciplináris megközelítést képviselnek, komplementer módszerként integrálhatók a preventív, a terápiás és a rehabilitációs folyamatokba. Célkitűzés: A vizsgálat célkitűzése a gerincvelősérültek pszichés adaptációjának, szociális reintegrációjának segítése, valamint a hosszú hospitalizáció által okozott elszigeteltségérzés és depresszió csökkentése volt. A szerzők hipotézise szerint az állatasszisztált intervenció komplementer terápiaként hatékonyan beilleszthető a gerincvelősérült személyek rehabilitációs folyamatába. Módszer: A programban 15 felnőttkorú, gerincvelősérült személy vett rész 5 héten keresztül, hetente két alkalommal. A résztvevők először szociodemográfiai kérdőívet töltöttek ki, majd a program lezárását követően rövid nyílt kérdéses, irányított interjún vettek részt. A terepmunka során, a foglalkozásokon részt vevők megfigyelését követően, kvalitatív adatelemzést végeztek. Eredmények: A terápiás állat hatására érzelmi állapotot érintő pozitív változások következtek be. A résztvevők új ismereteket, készségeket sajátítottak el. A szocializáció és a csoportkohézió javult. Következtetések: Az állatasszisztált aktivitás terápiás elemekkel kiegészítve jótékony hatású lehet a gerincvelősérültek rehabilitációjában. A vizsgálat során szerzett tapasztalatok segítségül szolgálhatnak egy későbbi állatasszisztált terápiás program kidolgozásához gerincvelősérült betegek részére. Orv. Hetil., 2014, 155(39), 1549–1557.

  8. Sail-Type Wind Turbine for Autonomous Power Supplay: Possible Use in Latvia

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    Sakipova, S.; Jakovics, A.

    2014-12-01

    Under the conditions of continuous increase in the energy consumption, sharply rising prices of basic energy products (gas, oil, coal), deterioration of environment, etc., it is of vital importance to develop methods and techniques for heat and power generation from renewables. The paper considers the possibility to use a sail-type wind turbine for autonomous power supply in Latvia, taking into account its climatic conditions. The authors discuss the problems of developing a turbine of the type that would operate efficiently at low winds, being primarily designed to supply power to small buildings and farms distant from centralized electricity networks. The authors consider aerodynamic characteristics of such a turbine and the dependence of the thrust moment of its pilot model on the airflow rate at different angles of attack. The pilot model with a changeable blade shape has been tested and shows a good performance. Darbs veltīts vienam no atjaunojamo enerģiju veidiem - vēja enerģijai, analizētas tās izmantošanas iespējas. Vispirms īsi raksturota vēja enerģijas izmantošana pasaulē, kā arī vērtētas izmantošanas perspektīvas no inženiertehniskā un klimatisko apstākļu viedokļa. Turpinājumā raksturota situācija Latvijā, t. sk., arī vēja potenciāla pieejamība dažādos reģionos, kā arī vēja enerģijas izmantošanas efektivitāti raksturojošie lielumi. Konstatējot problēmu, rast vēja turbīnu risinājumus Latvijas apstākļiem ar maziem vidējiem vēja ātrumiem, izveidots buras tipa turbīnas modelis. Šī modeļa raksturlielumu izpēte veikta vēja tunelī Karagandas universitātē, konstatējot relatīvi labus efektivitātes rādītājus tiešai un pretējai vēja plūsmai. Izmantojot mērījumu rezultātus, ierosināti sistēmas uzlabojumi, kurus plānots pētīt turpmāk. Šādas sistēmas potenciāli var rast lietojumu tur, kur nepieciešami autonomi enerģijas avoti.

  9. Neuregulin-1 controls an endogenous repair mechanism after spinal cord injury.

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    Bartus, Katalin; Galino, Jorge; James, Nicholas D; Hernandez-Miranda, Luis R; Dawes, John M; Fricker, Florence R; Garratt, Alistair N; McMahon, Stephen B; Ramer, Matt S; Birchmeier, Carmen; Bennett, David L H; Bradbury, Elizabeth J

    2016-05-01

    tests requiring co-ordination, balance and proprioception. Furthermore, electrophysiological assessments revealed severely impaired axonal conduction in the dorsal columns of global Nrg1 mutants (where Schwann cell-mediated remyelination is prevented), but not immunoglobulin-specific mutants (where Schwann cell-mediated remyelination remains intact), providing robust evidence that the profound demyelinating phenotype observed in the dorsal columns of Nrg1 mutant mice is related to conduction failure. Our data provide novel mechanistic insight into endogenous regenerative processes after spinal cord injury, demonstrating that Nrg1 signalling regulates central axon remyelination and functional repair and drives the trans-differentiation of central precursor cells into peripheral nervous system-like Schwann cells that remyelinate spinal axons after injury. Manipulation of the Nrg1 system could therefore be exploited to enhance spontaneous repair after spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders with a demyelinating pathology.media-1vid110.1093/brain/aww039_video_abstractaww039_video_abstract. PMID:26993800

  10. Development of Modified Pag (Polyalkylene Glycol) High VI High Fuel Efficient Lubricant for LDV Applications

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    Gangopadhyay, Arup; McWatt, D. G.; Zdrodowski, R. J.; Liu, Zak; Elie, Larry; Simko, S. J.; Erdemir, Ali; Ramirez, Giovanni; Cuthbert, J.; Hock, E. D.

    2015-09-30

    Engine oils play a critical role in friction reduction. Improvements in engine oil technology steadily improved fuel economy as the industry moved through ILSAC GF-1 to GF-5 specifications. These improvements were influenced by changes in base oil chemistry, development of new friction modifiers and their treat levels, and the total additive package consisting of various other components. However, the improvements are incremental and further fuel consumption reduction opportunities are becoming more challenging. Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) based engine oils are being explored as a step forward for significant fuel consumption reduction. Although PAG fluids are used in many industrial applications, its application as an engine oil has been explored in a limited way. The objective of this project is to deep dive in exploring the applicability of PAG technology in engine oil, understanding the benefits, and limitations, elucidating the mechanism(s) for friction benefits, if any, and finally recommending how to address any limitations. The project was designed in four steps, starting with selection of lubricant technology, followed by friction and wear evaluations in laboratory bench tests which are relatively simple and inexpensive and also served as a screener for further evaluation. Selected formulations were chosen for more complex engine component level tests i.e., motored valvetrain friction and wear, piston ring friction using a motored single cylinder, and motored engine tests. A couple of formulations were further selected based on component level tests for engine dyno tests i.e., Sequence VID (ASTM D6709) for fuel economy, Sequence IVA (ASTM D6891) for valvetrain wear, and Sequence VG (ASTM D6593) for sludge and varnish protection. These are some of the industry standard tests required for qualifying engine oils. Out of these tests, a single PAG oil was selected for chassis roll dynamometer tests for fuel economy and emission measurements using FTP (Federal

  11. Towards A Moon Village: Vision and Opportunities

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    Foing, Bernard

    2016-04-01

    or interest. Just let us know your views! Highlights and recommendations can be found on https://ildwg.wordpress.com/ *Moon Village Workshops Organisers Team: Bernard Foing (ESA/ESTEC & ILEWG), Aidan Cowley, Guillermo Ortega, Linda van Hilten (ESA), Vid Beldavs, David Dunlop, Jim Crisafulli (International Lunar Decade), ESTEC Moon Village workshop 2015 WGs co-conveners: Peter Batenburg, Andrea Jaime, Abigail Calzada, Angeliki Kapoglou, Chris Welch, Susanne Pieterse, Daniel Esser, Audrey Berquand, Daniel Winter, Dmitri Ivanov, Simone Paternostro, Matias Hazadi, Oscar Kamps, Marloes Offringa

  12. Small Hydropower in Latvia and Intellectualization of its Operating Systems / Par Mazo HIDROENERĢĒTIKU LATVIJĀ un TĀS Staciju VADĪBAS SISTĒMAS INTELEKTUALIZĀCIJU

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    Mahnitko, A.; Gerhards, J.; Linkevics, O.; Varfolomejeva, R.; Umbrasko, I.

    2013-12-01

    The authors estimate the potential for power generation from water resources of small and medium-sized rivers, which are abundant in Latvia. They propose the algorithm for optimal operation of a small-scale hydropower plant (SHPP) at the chosen optimality criterion in view of the plant's participation in the market. The choice of SHPP optimization algorithm is made based on two mathematical programming methods - dynamic and generalized reduced gradient ones. Approbation of the algorithm is illustrated by an example of optimized SHPP operation. Darbā analizētas tradicionālo un pieejamo vietējo atjaunojamo energoresursu - mazo un vidējo upju hidroresursa izmantošanas iespējas Latvijas enerģētikā. Tiek sniegts faktiskais materiāls šajā jautājumā, kas iegūts, balstoties uz oficiālos avotos publicētiem citu autoru iepriekš veiktajiem pētījumiem. Tiek atzīmēts, ka teritoriju, kas atrodas mazo upju tuvumā un nav ietvertas centralizētās elektroapgādes sistēmā, saimnieciskā apgūšana rada apstākļus patērētāju stimulēšanai izmantot autonomus vietējos energoresursus, ieskaitot hidroenerģiju, izmantojošas mazas jaudas energoiekārtas. Atjaunojamās enerģijas tehnoloģiju un iekārtu pastāvīga attīstība un pilnveidošanās veicinās mazo upju plūsmas izmantošanas elektroenerģijas ražošanas efektivitātes paaugstināšanos. Mūsdienu enerģētikas attīstības koncepcija, kas balstīta uz viedo tīklu (smart grids) izveidi, ļauj paaugstināt mazās hidroenerģētikas darbības efektivitāti, integrējot to elektroenerģētiskajā sistēmā. Mazo hidroelektrostaciju (MHES) darbības vadības sistēmas intelektualizācijas pamatā jābūt kompleksam algoritmam un programmām, kas ļauj tiešsaistes (online) režīmā nodrošināt izdevīgu MHES darbības grafiku (režīmu) maksimālā ienākuma gūšanai, balstoties uz zināmu elektroenerģijas cenas prognozi attiecīgajam laika periodam (diennaktij). MHES darbības optimiz

  13. Integrating geophysical and hydrochemical borehole-log measurements to characterize the Chalk aquifer, Berkshire, United Kingdom

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    Schürch, Marc; Buckley, David

    2002-09-01

    niveaux aquifères. Les méthodes géophysiques utilisées pour les diagraphies en forage étaient le calibrage, la résistivité concentrée, la résistivité par induction, le rayonnement gamma, la température du fluide, la conductivité électrique du fluide, un courantomètre à impulsions et à flux de chaleur, avec une sonde vidéo pour l'examen des parois du forage. Une sonde multiparamètre a été utilisée pour mesurer la température, la conductivité électrique, l'oxygène dissous, le pH et le potentiel redox dans le fluide du forage à la descente. Une forte perméabilité développée dans la craie par les écoulements souterrains forme le principal niveau d'écoulement du site d'étude de Banterwick Barn ; elle est constituée d'un système de conduits qui crée une connexion hydraulique locale efficace entre les forages. Cet horizon est formé de plusieurs niveaux de haut-fonds lithifiés, qui impliquent l'existence d'une lacune de sédimentation susceptible pouvant correspondre à une discordance. Une plus faible température de l'eau souterraine, une plus forte concentration en oxygène dissous, les indications du courantomètre sur un écoulement préférentiel dans la craie indiquent une circulation rapide de l'eau souterraine le long de cet horizon. En répétant les diagraphies à des moments différents de l'année sous des conditions hydrauliques variées, d'autres horizons d'écoulements d'eau dans l'aquifère de la craie ont été reconnus. Resumen. Se ha integrado técnicas geofísicas e hidroquímicas de registro de sondeos para caracterizar las propiedades hidráulicas e hidrogeoquímicas del acuífero de la Creta en perforaciones de Berkshire (Reino Unido). Las medidas en los sondeos tenían como objetivo localizar fisuras en las cretas, así como determinar su extensión espacial entre sondeos y calidad química de las aguas subterráneas. Entre los métodos de testificación geofísica utilizados, se halla el calibre, la resistividad

  14. Etude par Imagerie à faible Niveau dans le proche Infrarouge d'une Emission de la haute Atmosphère

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    Pautet, Pierre-Dominique

    2000-12-01

    requises pour de bonnes observations dans le domaine du proche infrarouge ont aussi été étudiées. Ensuite, la construction d'une station mobile de prise de vues est détaillée. Celle-ci doit permettre d'observer l'émission et d'obtenir des résultats exploitables par la suite. Trois méthodes d'observation ont été décrites: visuelle, photographique et à l'aide d'un détecteur CCD. La troisième, qui a été retenue, a été vue plus en détail. Le matériel utilisé, de la caméra à la plate-forme de prise de vues en passant par les objectifs et les filtres optiques, est ensuite décrit. Lorsque le matériel a été choisi, un protocole d'observation a été défini et mis au point. Le choix du site d'observation a été crucial. Plusieurs lieux géographiques ont été retenus et sont présentés dans le mémoire. Le déroulement d'une séance de prise de vue a été décrit afin de faciliter un futur programme d'observation. Deux séquences types d'observations ont été plus particulièrement détaillées: -la réalisation de panoramas permettant une étude des structures que fait apparaître l'émission, -la réalisation de séquences vidéos afin d'étudier la dynamique du phénomène. Dans une quatrième partie, je décris les méthodes de traitement des images qui ont été développées. Tout d'abord, des prétraitements sont appliqués aux images pour corriger les défauts (champ plat, offset,?). Ensuite, une méthode de restitution géographique permet d'obtenir une image plus exploitable de la couche émissive ; elle n'est alors plus observée à partir d'une station au sol, mais en employant une caméra virtuelle située à la verticale du site d'observation. Différents problèmes liés à cette méthode ont aussi été traités: réfraction atmosphérique proche de l'horizon, passage d'une surface atmosphérique à la surface du pixel correspondant, et effet de Van Rhijn. Plusieurs traitements ont été appliqués aux images pour faciliter leur

  15. Etude par Imagerie à faible Niveau dans le proche Infrarouge d'une Emission de la haute Atmosphère

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    Pautet, Pierre-Dominique

    2000-12-01

    requises pour de bonnes observations dans le domaine du proche infrarouge ont aussi été étudiées. Ensuite, la construction d'une station mobile de prise de vues est détaillée. Celle-ci doit permettre d'observer l'émission et d'obtenir des résultats exploitables par la suite. Trois méthodes d'observation ont été décrites: visuelle, photographique et à l'aide d'un détecteur CCD. La troisième, qui a été retenue, a été vue plus en détail. Le matériel utilisé, de la caméra à la plate-forme de prise de vues en passant par les objectifs et les filtres optiques, est ensuite décrit. Lorsque le matériel a été choisi, un protocole d'observation a été défini et mis au point. Le choix du site d'observation a été crucial. Plusieurs lieux géographiques ont été retenus et sont présentés dans le mémoire. Le déroulement d'une séance de prise de vue a été décrit afin de faciliter un futur programme d'observation. Deux séquences types d'observations ont été plus particulièrement détaillées: -la réalisation de panoramas permettant une étude des structures que fait apparaître l'émission, -la réalisation de séquences vidéos afin d'étudier la dynamique du phénomène. Dans une quatrième partie, je décris les méthodes de traitement des images qui ont été développées. Tout d'abord, des prétraitements sont appliqués aux images pour corriger les défauts (champ plat, offset,?). Ensuite, une méthode de restitution géographique permet d'obtenir une image plus exploitable de la couche émissive ; elle n'est alors plus observée à partir d'une station au sol, mais en employant une caméra virtuelle située à la verticale du site d'observation. Différents problèmes liés à cette méthode ont aussi été traités: réfraction atmosphérique proche de l'horizon, passage d'une surface atmosphérique à la surface du pixel correspondant, et effet de Van Rhijn. Plusieurs traitements ont été appliqués aux images pour faciliter leur