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  1. Congratulations to Vladimir Igorevich Arnol'd

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2007-06-01

    12 June 2007 was the seventieth birthday of a member of the editorial board of this journal, Academician Vladimir Igorevich Arnol'd. We warmly congratulate Vladimir Igorevich on his birthday and wish him good health, happiness and continuing success in his scientific activities.

  2. Personnel - Denissenko, Vladimir A. - Moscow

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    1974-09-01

    S74-29896 (September 1974) --- John P. Donnelly (seated right), NASA Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs, and Vladen S. Vereshchetin (seated left), Vice Chairman of Intercosmos, USSR Academy of Sciences, initial an agreement on information policy for the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission during ceremonies in Moscow in September 1974. Other members of the joint public affairs delegation looking on are, standing left to right, Vladimir A. Denissenko, Tatyana Klotchkovsaya, Igor P. Rumyantsev, John W. King, Nicholas Timacheff, and Robert Shafer. King is the Public Affairs Officer at the Johnson Space Center. Timacheff is the language officer with the JSC ASTP office. Shafer is NASA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs (Television).

  3. Cosmonaut Vladimir Titov with samples for CGBA

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    Russian cosmonaut Vladimir G. Titov, STS-63 mission specialist, handles vials of samples for the Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA) experiment in Spacehab-3, onboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery.

  4. Expedition 3 Crew Interview: Vladimir Dezhurov

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    Expedition 3 Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov is seen being interviewed before leaving to become part of the third resident crew on the International Space Station (ISS). He answers questions about his inspiration to become an astronaut and his career path. He discusses his expectations for life on the ISS and the experiments he will be performing while on board. Dezhurov gives details on the spacewalks that will take place during the STS-105 mission (the mission carrying the Expedition 3 crew up to the ISS) and the unloading operations for the Multipurpose Logistics Module.

  5. Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Titov works with samples for the CGBA

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    Russian cosmonaut Vladimir G. Titov, STS-63 mission specialist, handles vials of samples for the Commerical Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA) experiment in the Spacehab-3 module onboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery.

  6. Epidemiology of Primary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Vladimir Region, Russia.

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    Ershova, Julia V; Volchenkov, Grigory V; Kaminski, Dorothy A; Somova, Tatiana R; Kuznetsova, Tatiana A; Kaunetis, Natalia V; Cegielski, J Peter; Kurbatova, Ekaterina V

    2015-11-01

    We studied the epidemiology of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in Vladimir Region, Russia, in 2012. Most cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) were caused by transmission of drug-resistant strains, and >33% were in patients referred for testing after mass radiographic screening. Early diagnosis of drug resistance is essential for preventing transmission of MDR TB.

  7. Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Titov works with samples for the CGBA

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    1995-02-03

    STS063-68-018 (3-11 Feb 1995) --- Russian cosmonaut Vladimir G. Titov, mission specialist, handles vials of samples for the Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA) experiment in SpaceHab 3 Module onboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery. Titov joined five NASA astronauts for eight days of research in Earth-orbit.

  8. George Abbey and Vladimir Utkin in the Rodeo Parade

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    1997-02-24

    From left, Russian Space Agency Academician Vladimir Utkin, a TechTrans International interpreter and Johnson Space Center Director George Abbey wave from a vehicle in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Grand Entry parade at the Astrodome. Utkin and Abbey wear cowboy hats. Appears in Space News Roundup Vol.36 No.9, February 28, 1997 issue.

  9. STS-86 Mission Specialist Vladimir Titov suits up

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    A suit technician makes adjustments to the orange launch and entry suit of STS-86 Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov in the Operations and Checkout Building. This will be Titovs fifth spaceflight, and second on the Space Shuttle. He and the six other crew members will depart shortly for Launch Pad 39A, where the Space Shuttle Atlantis awaits liftoff on a 10-day mission slated to be the seventh docking of the Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. Titov is scheduled to perform a spacewalk during the docking.

  10. The military surgical legacy of Vladimir Oppel (1872-1932).

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    Samokhvalov, Igor M; Tyniankin, Nikolay A; Reva, Viktor A; Rasmussen, Todd E

    2013-04-01

    Vladimir A. Oppel (1872-1932) was a forefather of military trauma systems. As a surgeon in the Russian Army in World War I, Oppel experienced the challenges and inefficiencies associated with caring for large numbers of combat wounded, the inefficiencies he observed leading to unacceptable morbidity and mortality. As a consequence, Oppel envisioned a coordinated sequence of surgical care on the battlefield and developed the concept of "targeted evacuation." In his work, Oppel was among the first to propose the "right operation for the right patient at the right location at the right time." Central to Oppel's precepts were (1) the forward positioning of surgical care close to the point of injury, (2) the development of a reserve of proficient and deployable military surgeons, and (3) the provision of specialized surgery to optimize survival and reduce morbidity. Oppel's teachings were validated during World War II in the performance of the Soviet casualty evacuation system and in all modern wars modern since. Today, nearly 100 years after the work of Vladimir Oppel, the benefits of a coordinated or "targeted" trauma system, working to optimize survival after trauma, are well recognized around the world.

  11. Vladimir Janda, MD, DSc: tribute to a master of rehabilitation.

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    Morris, Craig E; Greenman, Philip E; Bullock, Margaret I; Basmajian, John V; Kobesova, Alena

    2006-04-20

    The purpose of this presentation is to pay tribute to the life's work of Professor Vladimir Janda, a key figure in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement. An accomplished neurologist, he founded the rehabilitation department at Charles University Hospital in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was one of the seminal members of the Prague school of manual medicine and rehabilitation that expanded its influence throughout Central and Eastern Europe. His observations regarding muscle imbalances, faulty posture and gait, and their association with chronic pain syndromes, etiologically, diagnostically, and therapeutically, influenced the rehabilitation world. The authors comprise a multinational, multiprofessional group representative of rehabilitation specialists around the world who would like to pay tribute and give a final word of thanks to this innovative educator, clinician, and author.

  12. Abdominal wall endometrioma: Our experience in Vladimir, Russia

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    Gachabayov, Mahir; Horta, Roman; Afanasyev, Dmitriy; Gilyazov, Timur

    2016-01-01

    Background: Endometriosis is defined as an estrogen-dependent, benign inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrial implants. Abdominal wall endometrioma (AWE) being a rare entity is a benign tumor defined as ectopic functional, endometrial tissue located in the abdominal wall. Subjects and Methods: A retrospective study of 23 female patients treated with AWE in four departments of three centers in Vladimir city, Russia, from January 2010 to December 2014 was performed. Results: In twenty patients (87%), AWE was symptomatic, and in three patients (13%), AWE was asymptomatic. Esquivel triad presented in 17 patients (74%), and modified Esquivel triad existed in 20 patients (87%). All 23 patients were operated, and AWE excision was performed. Recurrence occurred in 4 cases (17.4%) and was associated with postoperative pain and seroma. Conclusion: Postoperative pain for more than 7 days and seroma (on ultrasonography) seem to be associated with recurrence of AWE. PMID:27942100

  13. Cosmonaut Vladimir Titov participates in bail-out training for STS-60

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1993-07-16

    Cosmanaut Vladimir Titov, an alternate mission specialist for STS-60, simulates a parachute glide into water during a bailout training exercise at JSC. This phase of emergency egress training took place in JSC's Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF).

  14. Cosmonaut Vladimir Titov participates in bail-out training for STS-60

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    Cosmanaut Vladimir Titov, an alternate mission specialist for STS-60, simulates a parachute glide into water during a bailout training exercise at JSC. This phase of emergency egress training took place in JSC's Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF).

  15. Vladimir P. Demikhov, a pioneer of organ transplantation.

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    Langer, R M

    2011-05-01

    Vladimir P. Demikhov was born in a Russian peasant family in 1916. As a biology student at The Moscow University in 1937, he constructed a metal artificial heart and maintained the circulation of a dog for 5.5 hours. From 1946, after his military service, he worked in the Surgical Institute of The Moscow Academy of Sciences performing heterotopic heart transplantations in dogs. In 1947, he performed the first orthotopic lung transplant. Later he performed complex cardiothoracic transplantations as well as renal and hepatic transplantations. He restarted his investigations with the artificial heart and performed coronary bypass operations in dogs. In 1954 he performed a head transplantation, for which he gained worldwide infamy. Stalinist propaganda advertised this fact as the superiority of Soviet science. In fact, it was the upper body of a smaller dog to the neck of a bigger one. The two heads could eat and drink separately. But he could not overcome the problems of rejection, so the longest survival was 1 month among 20 such operations. His influence on the pioneers of transplantation is unquestionable. He was an innovative creative man, and many pioneers of transplantation highly appreciated his work. Demikhov contributed to clinical heart and lung transplantation by demonstrating the possibility of their experimental realization; furthermore, he motivated the pioneers of coronary bypass operations with his work. He died in 1998, but before that was honored with a high state award and the "Pioneer Award" of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. On a celestial occurrence recorded in the hagiography of St. Vladimir

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    Banjević, Boris

    2002-04-01

    There were recorded a number of celestial occurrences in Serbian early history. Amongst them are a few appearances of comets. One except from Bible bearing on life of king David, relating to a phenomenon that might be interpreted as a comet, is in some way similar to the quotation from the hagiography of St. Vladimir. There is possibility that Halley's comet was observed at some time. This affects the chronology of the reign of St. Vladimir by about 11 years. This author thinks that it was in the summer 989 AD.

  17. [Vladimir Zederbaum" (1883-1942): Physician, journalist, contributor to the Russian "Jewish, Encyclopedia". A research report].

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    Antipova, Anastasia

    2015-01-01

    Vol. 15 o f the "Jewish Encyclopedia" (St. Petersburg 1908-1913) contains an article on Freud, signed by Vladimir Zederbaum. The data for the article were provided by Max Eitingon. This paper addresses the question of whether Zederbaum himself was Eitingon's contact. Several archives produced a lot of information about Zederbaum's medical and journalistic activities in St. Petersburg. However, to date no connection between the two men could be established.

  18. [EVALUATION AND PROGNOSIS OF EPIDEMIOLOGIC SITUATION FOR LYME BORRELIOSIS IN VLADIMIR REGION].

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    Trifonova, T A; Martsev, A A

    2016-01-01

    Evaluation and prognosis of epidemiologic process for Lyme borreliosis (Lb) in Vladimir region. Report form No. 2 "Data on infectious and parasitic diseases". Territorial differentiation of morbidity was carried out in ArcView 3.1 program. The following climate parameters were used: average monthly air temperature, number of days of the month with precipitation, air humidity, atmospheric pressure, size of snow cover and content of oxygen in air in every month for the period of 2004-2012. Statistical treatment, correlation-regression analysis was carried out in Statistica program. 1211 cases of Lb morbidity were registered for the period of 2005-2012 in Vladimir region, that had increased by 46%. A territorial differentiation of the disease is noted. Average monthly temperature of July and September of the preceding year were established to be the most significant parameters, that affect the epidemiologic process. A mathematical model, that can be used for prognosis of epidemiologic situation for Lb, was constructed. The mathematical model shows, that increased values of morbidity can be expected, if July of the preceding year was fairly warm, and September, on the contrary, differed by reduced values of air temperature.

  19. The Analysis of Cumulative Influence of Factors of Environment on a State of Health of the Population of Vladimir Region

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    Trifonova, Tatyana Anatolyevna; Shirkin, Leonid Alekseevich

    2015-01-01

    There was investigated the contribution of factors of environment to formation of health for adult population on indicators of mid-annual rates of growth/decrease of disease of system of blood circulation and of some interfaced nosology on an example of the population of Vladimir region. The differential criterion of primary disease of system of blood circulation is considered as an indicator, integrally reflecting degree of adaptation to environment conditions on population and suitable for construction short-term prognostic estimations. It is shown that business factors or the factors of a standard of living characterized by economic indicators, are leading risk factors in disease of system of blood circulation in Vladimir region which contribution is estimated by size of 38 %. With use of regressive equations were received look-ahead estimations of annual rates of primary disease of system of blood circulation. In the regional centre Vladimir was observed more intense situation on rates of disease of system of blood circulation, than in Vladimir region. PMID:25948468

  20. The analysis of cumulative influence of factors of environment on a state of health of the population of Vladimir region.

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    Trifonova, Tatyana Anatolyevna; Shirkin, Leonid Alekseevich

    2015-01-14

    There was investigated the contribution of factors of environment to formation of health for adult population on indicators of mid-annual rates of growth/decrease of disease of system of blood circulation and of some interfaced nosology on an example of the population of Vladimir region. The differential criterion of primary disease of system of blood circulation is considered as an indicator, integrally reflecting degree of adaptation to environment conditions on population and suitable for construction short-term prognostic estimations. It is shown that business factors or the factors of a standard of living characterized by economic indicators, are leading risk factors in disease of system of blood circulation in Vladimir region which contribution is estimated by size of 38%. With use of regressive equations were received look-ahead estimations of annual rates of primary disease of system of blood circulation. In the regional centre Vladimir was observed more intense situation on rates of disease of system of blood circulation, than in Vladimir region.

  1. Competition and postural confrontation in life, sports, and psychoanalytic treatment--illustrated clinically and in relation to Vladimir Nabokov.

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    Shengold, Leonard

    2008-04-01

    The importance of the emotions that can be evoked by (face-to-face and face-to-back) postural and visual contrapositions in life and in psychoanalysis-and specifically in relation to sports and games-is delineated and illustrated in clinical and literary material. The latter features aspects of the life and works of the writer Vladimir Nabokov.

  2. The musical centers of the brain: Vladimir E. Larionov (1857-1929) and the functional neuroanatomy of auditory perception.

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    Triarhou, Lazaros C; Verina, Tatyana

    2016-11-01

    In 1899 a landmark paper entitled "On the musical centers of the brain" was published in Pflügers Archiv, based on work carried out in the Anatomo-Physiological Laboratory of the Neuropsychiatric Clinic of Vladimir M. Bekhterev (1857-1927) in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia. The author of that paper was Vladimir E. Larionov (1857-1929), a military doctor and devoted brain scientist, who pursued the problem of the localization of function in the canine and human auditory cortex. His data detailed the existence of tonotopy in the temporal lobe and further demonstrated centrifugal auditory pathways emanating from the auditory cortex and directed to the opposite hemisphere and lower brain centers. Larionov's discoveries have been largely considered as findings of the Bekhterev school. Perhaps this is why there are limited resources on Larionov, especially keeping in mind his military medical career and the fact that after 1917 he just seems to have practiced otorhinolaryngology in Odessa. Larionov died two years after Bekhterev's mysterious death of 1927. The present study highlights the pioneering contributions of Larionov to auditory neuroscience, trusting that the life and work of Vladimir Efimovich will finally, and deservedly, emerge from the shadow of his celebrated master, Vladimir Mikhailovich.

  3. Further east: eutrophication as a major threat to the flora of Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

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    Seregin, Alexey P

    2014-11-01

    Eutrophication remains a major threat to the flora of Western Europe despite measures to reduce nitrogen emissions. Although nutrient enrichment has been recorded for both inland waters and adjacent seas, there is almost no evidence from Russia for large-scale anthropogenic eutrophication of soils and its impact on terrestrial biota. I used the distribution grid data (337 grid squares, ca. 96 km(2)) on 1,384 vascular plants of Vladimir Oblast for two periods (1869-1999 vs. 2000-2012) to estimate the shifts in mean Ellenberg's indicator values for nitrogen and soil reaction. Decadal changes in the flora of acid sandy Meshchera Lowlands were observed directly during two grid surveys of 2002 and 2012 based on a coarser grid (50 squares, ca. 24 km(2)). Despite the spatial correlation of Ellenberg's indicator values for soil reaction and nitrogen, mean grid values for nitrogen are growing in areas with both acid and neutral soils. The changes in mean grid indicator values for nitrogen are caused by either local extinctions of species from nutrient-poor habitats or spread of nitrophilous plants. I found that oligotrophic habitats are declining rapidly within the eutrophic loamy landscapes. In contrast, changes in landscapes with acid sandy soils are caused by increasing number of records of nitrophilous species, both invasive and native. These two processes have different spatial patterns caused by varying levels of geochemical buffer capacity and should be considered separately. Fragmentary historical data on Vladimir Oblast flora agrees with the overall European picture of eutrophication in the twentieth century.

  4. United States Foreign Policy Options Toward Germany What is the Impact of Vladimir Putin’s Recent Engagement of Germany

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-04-07

    a half years Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have developed a relationship that has brought the two countries...their Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, an evaluation will be made. Based on this evaluation we will seek to prove or disprove a connection between Putin’s...highlight why this relationship is so vital.8 Gerhard Schroeder’s election as Chancellor of Germany in 1998, signaled a new turn for the country as it has

  5. Chrome spinels and accessory mineralization in the weathering crust of the Vladimir deposit, Varshavsky ultramafic massif, southern Urals

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    Ankushev, M. N.; Zaykov, V. V.; Kotlyarov, V. A.; Romanenko, M. E.

    2016-12-01

    The paper presents the characteristics of chrome spinels from an ore-bearing packet of the Vladimir chromite deposit. Three main types of chrome spinels are distinguished by morphology and chemical composition: medium-chrome ore-forming, high-chrome transformed, and low-chrome relict accessory. The significant role of weathering conditions is expressed in alteration of accessory chrome spinel. The formation of high-chrome spinels is explained by the hydrothermal effect of the Varshavsky granitoid massif with accompanying dikes and talc-carbonate metasomatic rocks. Characteristic accessory minerals are represented by native gold and nickel, millerite, pentlandite, chalcopyrite, maucherite, PGE sulfides, and picroilmenite.

  6. Precipitation and dissolution of calcium carbonate: key processes bridging the bio- and geosciences (Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal Lecture)

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    Gattuso, J.-P.

    2012-04-01

    In this Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky medal lecture, I will focus on the biogeochemical cycle of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) which is arguably one of the best example of a set processes that bridge the bio- and geosciences. The main reactions involved are calcification and dissolution that, respectively, manufacture and destroy calcium carbonate. Biology is intimately involved in these two processes which are key controls of the Earth's climate and leave remains that are of great use to human societies (as building materials) and geoscientists. I will illustrate the bridge between the bio- and geosciences by providing brief examples for each of the following four issues. (1) The marine cycle of CaCO3 and its relationship with climate. The release of CO2 by the precipitation of calcium carbonate and the uptake of CO2 by its dissolution are important controls of atmospheric CO2 and climate. The vertical distribution of Ψ, the ratio of CO2 released/used per CaCO3 precipitated/dissolved in the ocean will be shown to be consistent with the Högbom-Urey reactions. (2) The use of CaCO3 in paleooceanography. The remains of calcium carbonate shells and skeletons are wonderful archives of past environmental changes. Their isotopic composition and the concen-tration of trace elements are invaluable in the reconstruction of past climate. I will address the challenge of calibrating one of the proxies used to reconstruct past ocean pH. (3) The challenge of understanding calcification. Despite having been investigated for decades, many aspects of the physiological and molecular processes involved in calcification by marine organisms remain obscure. Recent breakthroughs, mostly on reef-building corals, will be briefly reviewed. (4) The response of calcification and dissolution to environmental change. The critical importance of CaCO3 precipitation and dissolution as climate controls makes it vital to understand their response to global environmental changes such as ocean warming and

  7. Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev.

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    Akimenko, M A

    2007-01-01

    V.M. Bekhterev (1857-1927) was an outstanding Russian neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, morphologist, physiologist, and public figure, who authored over 1000 scientific publications and speeches. At the beginning of the twentieth century he created a new multidimensional multidisciplinary scientific branch - psychoneurology, which included the objective knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, philosophy, sociology, pedagogy, and other disciplines. Psychoneurology in V.M. Bekhterev's understanding has furthered the introduction into the idea of a "biosocial" essence of man of a third - psychological - component, thus having created a "biopsychosocial" model in the interpretation of human diseases.

  8. Vladimir Naumovich Gribov

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    Shifman, M.

    2013-06-01

    Gribov was an outstanding theoretical physicist, a deep thinker. His profound insights and results, powerful theoretical constructions lie at the heart of theoretical description of soft particle collisions at high energies. They continue to be used all over the world, both by theorists and experimentalists...

  9. Vladimir Naumovich Gribov

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    Frenkel, A.

    2013-06-01

    V.N. Gribov was incapable of sparing himself. All his life he has acted as passionately, as intensely as he did in his youth when he worked with Landau and Pomeranchuk and led the Theoretical Physics Department of the Ioffe Institute, and later of the Nuclear Physics Institute in Leningrad. For him "leading" meant simply hiring the most talented students to join the institute and then engaging in merciless, endless but fruitful discussions with them on the problems they worked on. He did not care who was right, he cared only about the right answer. Incidentally, only in physics did he push tirelessly to reach a decision. In conversations about literature or politics as a rule he argued mildly and kindly. Not that he did not have thoughtful and firm opinions about many questions, but because he seemed to realize that in these matters different standpoints were arguable...

  10. "I think that the small peptides are the best for healthy ageing...", an interview with Vladimir Khavinson. Interview by Suresh I. S. Rattan.

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    Khavinson, Vladimir

    2013-02-01

    Since its inception in 2000, Biogerontology has published interviews with some of the most renowned and intellectually influential biogerontologists, including Len Hayflick, Robin Holliday, Denham Harman, Vincent Cristofalo, Claudio Franceschi, Leslie Robert, Ken Kitani, Geroge Martin, Zhores Medvedev and John Maynard Smith. These interviews have explored the minds of these scientists in all aspects of their lives combining the private and the professional. Together, this series is a remarkable document providing an insight into the history of ideas in modern biogerontology. Here we present Vladimir Khavinson talking about his life and work in Russia during and after the Soviet times, his ideas on stress and health, his discoveries of the healthy ageing promoting small peptides, and other anti-ageing interventions.

  11. Vladimir Naumovich Gribov: Pieces of biography

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    Azimov, Ya. I.

    2016-10-01

    The talk presents the main lines of biography of the prominent physicist and bright personality. Also given is a necessarily brief description of Gribov’s scientific work. Note from Publisher: This article contains the abstract only.

  12. Vladimir Naumovich Gribov (1930-1997)

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    Frenkel, Andor

    V.N. Gribov was incapable of sparing himself. All his life he has acted as passionately, as intensively as he did in his youth when he worked with Landau and Pomeranchuk and led the Theoretical Physics Department of the Ioffe Institute and later of the Nuclear Physics Institute in Leningrad. For him "leading" meant just hiring the most talented students to join the institute and then engaging in merciless, endless but fruitful discussions with them on the problems they worked on. He did not care about who was right, he cared only about the right answer. Incidentally, only in physics did he push tirelessly to reach a decision. In conversations about literature or politics as a rule he argued mildly and kindly. Not that he did not have thoughtful and firm opinions about many questions, but because he seemed to realize that in these matters different points of view were arguable...

  13. Vladimir Zhirinovskiy: An Assessment of A Russian Ultra-Nationalist

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-04-01

    3473 In response to questions about KGB funding, he has said: "With regard to KGB-like bodies , no one is helping me. I would be pleased if I was given...Russian parliament, has been called frivolous, a buffoon, a clown , a kook, but also a demagogue, ultra-nationalist, jingoist, fascist, and a...arrogant, provocative, unpredictable, and emotional , but also sharp- witted, resourceful, hard-working, and an excellent orator. His statements are

  14. Vladimir Zhirinovskiy: An Assessment of a Russian Ultra-Nationalist

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-04-01

    and newly elected delegate to the lower house of the Russian parliament, has been called frivolous, a buffoon, a clown , a kook, but also a demagogue...not all, of these charges. He has been described as arrogant, provocative, unpredictable, and emotional , but also sharp- witted, resourceful, hard...affiliated with or funded by the KGB and its successors. In response to a question about him being a former KGB agent and reports that the KGB helped

  15. The Military Surgical Legacy of Vladimir Oppel (1872-1932)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-01-01

    Costanzo G, Bailey J, Blackbourne LH, Spott MA, Eastridge BJ. Evaluation of military trauma system practices related to damage-control resuscitation. J...Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;73(6 suppl 5):S459YS464. 14. Palm K, Apodaca A, Spencer D, Costanzo G, Bailey J, Fortuna G, Blackbourne LH, Spott MA

  16. Citation for Vladimir Cermak: 1995 AGU Flinn Award

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    Pollack, Henry N.; Cermák, Vladìmír

    “Vladimìr Cermák, Director of the Geophysical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, has for many years played a most remarkable role in bringing Earth scientists from the Eastern and Western Bloc countries together for scientific interactions. However anachronistic the concept of East and West political divisions may seem today, there are many who remember the nearly insuperable obstacles that prevented scientific exchange between those groups for decades prior to 1989. Vladimìr Cermák, through his organizing of small conferences and workshops in Czechoslovakia, accomplished the impossible. Through some extraordinarily deft diplomacy, Cermák obtained funding, secured visas, and mastered arcane currency regulations to enable small groups to meet in splendid castles and elegant country homes in rural Bohemia, facilities without urban distractions which had been placed under the custodianship of the Czech Academy of Science to serve as scientific retreats. Three meetings in the course of a decade stand out: at Liblice in 1982, and at Bechyne in 1987 and 1991, all dealing in general with heat flow and thermal aspects of lithospheric structure. These meetings were not just for prominent senior scientists, though of course many were in attendance. Of special significance were the opportunities for younger researchers to surmount the barriers that had been erected by forces well beyond the sphere of science. As one West German remarked as a graduate student in 1982, ‘I remember well how impressed I was…to learn the details of the daily personal and scientific life of an east German colleague of my own age.’ Cermák knew intuitively that the future belonged to the young, and he wanted to nurture their enthusiasm and stimulate their creativity.

  17. Time, Individualisation, and Ethics: Relating Vladimir Nabokov and Education

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    Saeverot, Herner

    2014-01-01

    This article states that the concept of time we generally hold is a spatial version of time. However, a spatial time concept creates a series of problems, with unfortunate consequences for education.The problems become particularly obvious when the spatial time concept is used as a basis for the education function that is connected to the…

  18. Time, Individualisation, and Ethics: Relating Vladimir Nabokov and Education

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    Saeverot, Herner

    2014-01-01

    This article states that the concept of time we generally hold is a spatial version of time. However, a spatial time concept creates a series of problems, with unfortunate consequences for education.The problems become particularly obvious when the spatial time concept is used as a basis for the education function that is connected to the…

  19. Patterns of spatial distribution of mineral components of the complex of gray forest soils Vladimir opolye

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    Karpova, Dina; Chizhikova, Natalya; Starokozhko, Natalya; Hadyushina, Viktorya; Korotaeva, Valentina

    2014-05-01

    The aim of the work is the analysis of spatial distribution of soil fundamental characteristics - fine fractions content (less than 1, 1-5, 5-10 and more than 10 mkm) and their mineralogical composition. The experiments were carried out on the experimental field in Suzdal region in a trench (22 m length and 2 m depth) laid in upland, well-drained conditions. Soil samples from 5 different soil profiles were collected. Fractions were obtained by Gorbunov method. Mineralogical analysis were carried out by universal X-ray diffractometer (Carl Zeiss Jena, Germany). The dominant fraction is a coarse silt fraction, the sand fraction content is negligible. The soil is characterized by medium-textured loam composition from the above and a sandy loam composition in the bottom. Textural differentiation occured due to the distribution of clay fraction. The content of this fraction in plough horizons varies depending on addition of part of other horizons during plowing. The plogh-layer of the residual-carbonate agrogrey soil is characterized by higher (20-23 %) amount of fraction less than 1 mkm, in comparison with plough horizon above the second humus horizon (SHH ), where the amount of silt is 15-16 %. The main components of the fraction derived from the rock are complex mixed- lattice formations dominated by mica - smectite with a high proportion of smectite packages, mica - smectites with low content of smectite packages were in subordinate quantity. The next component is hydromica - a mixture of dioctahedral and trioctahedral varieties. Smectite phase and hydromica add up to 85-90 % of the silt component. The amount of kaolinite and chlorite usually range in 7-13 %. Kaolinite is generally imperfect, chlorite is magnesia-ferric. The presence of fine quartz and feldspars (less amount) is revealed. During the soil formation the redistribution of the above minerals whose behavior is caused by the type of soil is occurring. Agrogrey heavy-textured soils are characterized by textural differentiation of the profile. The main carrier of this differentiation is the silt fraction, mainly its component - the swelling phase. Smectite phase dominates in silt fraction and it is eluvially distributed within the soil profile. Silty fraction of loess loam contains 72 % of the smectite phase. Behavior of minerals constituting the sum of kaolinite and chlorite content indicates its relatively uniform distribution. A slight increase in their content is noted in the eluvial part of the profile, mainly due to increasing in the proportion of kaolinite. The amount of hydromica reduces down the profile from 44.2 % to 19.8% in loess loam (soil-forming rock). The ratio of dioctahedral structures of hydromica to trioctahedral changes within the soil profile: trioctahedral varieties are more abundant in the upper part of the profile.

  20. Educative Deceit: Vladimir Nabokov and the [Im]possibility of Education

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    Saeverot, Herner

    2010-01-01

    Herner Saeverot begins this article with an example: how Soren Kierkegaard used deceit as a means to educate. In one of his biographical texts, it turns out that Kierkegaard's objective was to deceive his readers into a totalized and universal truth. According to Saeverot, Kierkegaard's approach shows that he was a "demystifier," someone who wants…

  1. Vladimir Bekhterev: his life, his work and the mystery of his death.

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    Lerner, Vladimir; Margolin, Jacob; Witztum, Eliezer

    2005-06-01

    Bekhterev was one of the prominent scientists of his era. He played a crucial role in the study of the development of the brain's organization, neurophysiology and neuropathology and in the objective study of psychological phenomena. Due to a trick of fate, Bekhterev's name and scientific contributions were neglected and consigned to oblivion. In this article we would like to restore the historical injustice done to Bekhterev. Based on newly discovered documents and testimonies, we present little known details about his life history, his clinical work and the tragic circumstances of his death.

  2. Educative Deceit: Vladimir Nabokov and the [Im]possibility of Education

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    Saeverot, Herner

    2010-01-01

    Herner Saeverot begins this article with an example: how Soren Kierkegaard used deceit as a means to educate. In one of his biographical texts, it turns out that Kierkegaard's objective was to deceive his readers into a totalized and universal truth. According to Saeverot, Kierkegaard's approach shows that he was a "demystifier," someone who wants…

  3. Astronomical section of the research society "Vladimir Mandic-Manda" from Valjevo in the period 1996 to 2002.

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    Božić, N.

    2003-10-01

    In this paper, activities of the Astronomical section from Valjevo in the period from 1996 to 2002 are presented. In that period the section has handled the following projects: observing meteor showers, observing variable stars and binaries, solar activity, observing planets, asteroids and comets, observing deep space objects, lunar libration, occultations of stars by the Moon, observing solar and lunar eclipses, astrophotography, compiling photo catalogues of constellations of northern sky and ethnoastronomical research. Both divisions (educational and practical), organized by the Astronomical section, referred to and shortly described. All activities of the Section on Popularization of astronomy in Valjevo are presented. This also, included education of interested people in astronomy from local community (public stands, public education of interested people in astronomy from local community (public stands, public telescope observing and other manifestations). All manners of cooperation with other astronomical organizations in Yugoslavia and abroad are related.

  4. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Russian Foreign Policy for the New Millenium: A New Approach 2001-2002

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    2002-05-01

    European leaders as possible. It would appear that he is closest to Gerhardt Schroeder of Germany, Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, and Tony Blair of the UK...individual leaders. His newfound friendship with Gerhardt Schroeder, Tony Blair, and Alberto Berlusconi are a testimony to his efforts to confirm

  5. From the Bear’s Mouth: Analyzing Vladimir Putin’s Rhetoric and Its Implications for Russian Grand Strategy

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    2016-06-01

    34 Security Studies 24, no. 1 (2015): 5. 3 Stacy Goddard and Ronald Krebs. "Rhetoric, Legitimation, and Grand Strategy ," 5. 4 This essay defines...threats, policy options, and mobilization goals. Through this iterative process, leaders form and execute grand strategy . Thus, the study of rhetoric...key aspects of his grand strategy . The essay began with the contention that rhetoric matters. Based on studies conducted by Ronald Krebs

  6. Hidden Forests: The role of vegetated coastal habitats in the ocean carbon budget (Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal Lecture)

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    Duarte, Carlos M.

    2016-04-01

    Vegetated coastal habitats, including mangrove forests, salt-marshes, seagrass meadows and macroalgal beds, provide the marine equivalent to terrestrial forests. However, in contrast to the traditional recognition of forests as significant components of the global carbon budget, the biogeochemical significance of vegetated coastal habitats has been largely ignored. However, the past decade has witness a paradigm shift, where vegetated coastal habitats have been recognized to play a globally significant role in the carbon budget of the ocean. Here I synthesize this evidence and consider how current representations of the ocean carbon budget need be reconsidered to incorporate the role of vegetated coastal habitats and globally relevant, sites of intense carbon cycling.

  7. Spatial distribution of mineral components in microcombinations of agrogrey soils with the second humus horizon in the Vladimir opolie area

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    Chizhikova, N. P.; Karpova, D. V.

    2016-09-01

    Mineralogical composition of silt and clay fractions (<1.1-5 and 5-10 µm) in heavy loamy agrogrey soils (Luvic Retic Phaeozems) considerably changes both in the vertical (along the soil profile) and horizontal (along soil microcatenas) directions. The eluvial-illuvial distribution pattern of the clay fraction in the podzolized agrogrey soils with the second humus horizon is replaced by the homogeneous distribution in the agrogrey soils with residual carbonates. The distribution of silt fractions in the soil profiles is relatively homogeneous. The clay (<1 µm) fraction of the parent material is represented by the poorly ordered micasmectite interstratifications minerals, the proportion between which changes in the soil profiles in dependence on the particular pedogenetic processes. Hydromicas represent the second important component of the clay fraction. They consist of di- and trioctahedral varieties, the proportion between which changes in the soil profiles. Kaolinite and iron-magnesium chlorite are present in smaller amounts. The second humus horizon is characterized by the lowest content of mica-smectite interstratifications minerals with the high content of smectitic layers and by the lowest content of the clay fraction. Silt fractions are composed of quartz, micas, potassium feldspars, and plagioclases.

  8. To the bottom of carbon processing at the seafloor: towards integration of geological, geochemical and ecological concepts (Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal Lecture)

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    Middelburg, Jack J.

    2017-04-01

    Marine sediments are a habitat for organisms, govern the partitioning of material being buried or recycled, and act as filter for the paleorecord. Processes in the surface sediment layer determine whether carbon is recycled within the biosphere (short-term cycle) or transferred to the geosphere (long-term cycle) and as such it function as key interface in the System Earth. Scientists from various disciplines with their own interests, paradigms and techniques have studied this pivotal role of the seafloor in processing material deposited. Marine geologists and paleoceanographers study sediments with the primary aim to extract information on past environmental conditions using down-core measurements of substances delivered to the seafloor and that have survived the processing at the seafloor. Biogeochemists quantify the fate of material delivered, in particular how much of the material is eventually buried and when and in what form is the remaining recycled to the water column, because recycling of key nutrients (e.g. N, P, Si, Fe) sustain primary production. Organic geochemists investigate how organic matter delivered to the seafloor is degraded, transformed or preserved using changes in the composition at the molecular level. Ecologists focus on the organisms, i.e. the actors consuming, producing and transporting the material deposited. Although these disciplines often study the same material, e.g. organic matter delivered to the seafloor, they focus on different aspect ignoring key concepts, findings and approaches from other disciplines. For example, ecologists and biogeochemist studying carbon flow at the seafloor normally ignore detailed molecular information available from organic geochemistry. Bioturbation, particle transport and mixing at the seafloor, is often ignored by paleocanographers, and biogeochemists have developed advanced transport-reaction models in which the actors, the animals, mix the particles but do so without consuming organic matter, their food. Here I present existing views on organic carbon processing at the seafloor, discuss where they agree and disagree and aim to arrive at an integrated view of carbon processing at the seafloor that is consistent with recent views within the organic geochemical, sediment geochemical, ecological and microbiological communities.

  9. N cycling in soils and emission of nitrogen gases: how well do we understand the processes and their controls (Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal Lecture)

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    Butterbach-Bahl, Klaus; Baggs, Elizabeth M.; Dannenmann, Michael; Kiese, Ralf

    2014-05-01

    Although it is well established that soils are the dominating source for atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) and an important source for nitric oxide (NO), we are still struggling to fully understand the complexity of the underlying microbial production and consumption processes and the links to biotic (e.g. inter- and intraspecies competition, food webs, plant-microbe interaction) and abiotic (e.g. soil climate, physics and chemistry) factors. Recent work shows that a better understanding of the composition and diversity of the microbial community across a variety of soils in different climates and under different land use, as well as plant-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere, may provide a key to better understand the variability of N2O fluxes at the soil-atmosphere interface. Moreover, recent insights into the regulation of the reduction of N2O to dinitrogen (N2) have increased our understanding of BO and N2O exchange. This improved process understanding, building on the increased use of isotope tracing techniques and metagenomics, needs to go along with improvements in measurement techniques for N2O (and N2) emission in order to obtain robust field and laboratory datasets for different ecosystem types. Advances in both fields are currently used to improve process descriptions in biogeochemical models, which may eventually be used not only to test our current process understanding from the microsite to the field level, but also used as tools for up-scaling emissions to landscapes and regions and to explore feedbacks of soil N2O emissions to changes in environmental conditions, land management and land use.

  10. For the relief of Maria Carlota Tribaldo, Jose Vladimir Orellana-Hernandez, Bernardo Tribaldo, Yulieth Tribaldo, and Yedssi Aceneth Moreno Forero.

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    Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2

    2009-05-05

    06/15/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  11. Translation of the V. I. Arnold paper "From Superpositions to KAM Theory" (Vladimir Igorevich Arnold. Selected — 60, Moscow: PHASIS, 1997, pp. 727-740)

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    Sevryuk, Mikhail B.

    2014-11-01

    V. I. Arnold (12 June 1937-3 June 2010) published several papers where he described, in the form of recollections, his two earliest research problems (superpositions of continuous functions and quasi-periodic motions in dynamical systems), the main results and their interrelations: [A1], then [A2] (reprinted as [A4, A6]), and [A3] (translated into English by the author as [A5]). The first exposition [A1] has never been translated into English; however, it contains many details absent in the subsequent articles. It seems therefore that publishing the English translation of the paper [A1] would not be superfluous. What follows is this translation. In many cases, the translator gives complete bibliographic descriptions of various papers mentioned briefly in the original Russian text. The English translations of papers in Russian are also pointed out where possible. A related material is contained also in Arnold's recollections "On A.N. Kolmogorov". Slightly different versions of these reminiscences were published several times in Russian and English [A7-A12]. The early history of KAM theory is also discussed in detail in the recent brilliant semi-popular book [A13].

  12. The First Joint Report of the General Thomas P. Stafford Task Force and the Academician Vladimir F. Utkin Advisory Expert Council on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions

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    1996-01-01

    In October 1992, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Russian Space Agency (RSA) formally agreed to conduct a fundamentally new program of human cooperation in space. The 'Shuttle-Mir Program' encompassed combined astronaut-cosmonaut activities on the Shuttle, Soyuz Test Module(TM), and Mir station spacecraft. At that time, NASA and RSA limited the project to: the STS-60 mission carrying the first Russian cosmonaut to fly on the U.S. Space Shuttle; the launch of the first U.S. astronaut on the Soyuz vehicle for a multi-month mission as a member of a Mir crew; and the change-out of the U.S.-Russian Mir crews with a Russian crew during a Shuttle rendezvous and docking mission with the Mir Station. The objectives of the Phase 1 Program are to provide the basis for the resolution of engineering and technical problems related to the implementation of the ISS and future U.S.-Russian cooperation in space. This, combined with test data generated during the course of the Shuttle flights to the Mir station and extended joint activities between U.S. astronauts and Russian cosmonauts aboard Mir, is expected to reduce the technical risks associated with the construction and operation of the ISS. Phase 1 will further enhance the ISS by combining space operations and joint space technology demonstrations. Phase 1 also provides early opportunities for extended U.S. scientific and research activities, prior to utilization of the ISS.

  13. Strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.

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    Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16

    2014-11-18

    12/04/2014 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 10 (Roll no. 548). (text: CR 12/3/2014 H8345-8347)) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  14. Multiplexed Capillary Electrophoresis as Analytical Tool for Fast Optimization of Multi-Enzyme Cascade Reactions - Synthesis of Nucleotide Sugars: Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Vladimir Křen on the occasion of his 60(th) birthday.

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    Wahl, Claudia; Hirtz, Dennis; Elling, Lothar

    2016-10-01

    Nucleotide sugars are considered as bottleneck and expensive substrates for enzymatic glycan synthesis using Leloir-glycosyltransferases. Synthesis from cheap substrates such as monosaccharides is accomplished by multi-enzyme cascade reactions. Optimization of product yields in such enzyme modules is dependent on the interplay of multiple parameters of the individual enzymes and governed by a considerable time effort when convential analytic methods like capillary electrophoresis (CE) or HPLC are applied. We here demonstrate for the first time multiplexed CE (MP-CE) as fast analytical tool for the optimization of nucleotide sugar synthesis with multi-enzyme cascade reactions. We introduce a universal separation method for nucleotides and nucleotide sugars enabling us to analyze the composition of six different enzyme modules in a high-throughput format. Optimization of parameters (T, pH, inhibitors, kinetics, cofactors and enzyme amount) employing MP-CE analysis is demonstrated for enzyme modules for the synthesis of UDP-α-D-glucuronic acid (UDP-GlcA) and UDP-α-D-galactose (UDP-Gal). In this way we achieve high space-time-yields: 1.8 g/L⋆h for UDP-GlcA and 17 g/L⋆h for UDP-Gal. The presented MP-CE methodology has the impact to be used as general analytical tool for fast optimization of multi-enzyme cascade reactions.

  15. Strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16

    2014-11-18

    House - 12/04/2014 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 10 (Roll no. 548). (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Agreed to in HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  16. Strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16

    2014-11-18

    12/04/2014 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 10 (Roll no. 548). (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Agreed to in HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. European Missile Defense and Russia

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    2014-07-01

    a scheduled September 2013 summit meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin , “lack of prog- ress on issues such as missile defense” was...Monaghan INTRODUCTION When U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled a scheduled September 2013 summit meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin ...without the possibility of retaliation.12 According to then Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, who, like his successor Vladimir Putin , had moved into a

  18. Challenges, Capability and Will: Is NATO Relevant in the Twenty-first Century

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    2015-05-23

    European security. Some within the halls of NATO headquarters in Brussels have acknowledged that the actions of Vladimir Putin have given the...legitimate sphere of influence.”57 Russian President Vladimir Putin , speaking at the Munich Security Conference in 2007, voiced his concerns about...former Prime Minister of Great Britain, tried reasoning with Vladimir Putin that NATO’s expansion and support for democracy should not be viewed as a

  19. Russia’s Ambiguous Warfare and Implications for the U.S. Marine Corps

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    2015-05-01

    broadcast in Russia on March 15, 2015 (on the first anniversary of Crimea’s disputed independence referendum), Russian president Vladimir Putin boasted that...The revised Russian Military Doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin in December 2014 identifies NATO and NATO enlargement as a fundamental...in mitigating Turkish concerns. Vladimir Putin recently announced that he would abandon the plan to build the South Stream pipeline for Russian gas

  20. The Griffiss Institute Summer Faculty Program

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    2013-05-01

    description of a higher-dimensional geometry evolving under RF. Vladimir V. Nikulin – Assessment of Exploitation Vulnerability of Systems With Quantum... Markup Language ID – Identification IFSE-NEAT – An incremental feature selection algorithm for reinforcement learning IM – Iterative Majorization... language . Vladimir V. Nikulin - Propagation of Quantum Encrypted Signals Over Practical Free- Space Atmospheric Links; ECE Dept, SUNY-Binghamton

  1. STS-60 crewmembers and alternates during pre-flight press conference

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    1993-01-01

    Three members of the STS-60 crew and an alternate crew member discuss their upcoming mission with the news media in JSC's public affairs facility. Seated from the left are Charles F. Bolden Jr., mission commander; Russian Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, mission specialist; Russian Cosmonaut Vladimir Titov, alternate mission specialist; interpreter Vladimir Fischel and Astronaut Kenneth S. Reightler, pilot.

  2. Civil-Military Relations in Post-Communist Countries

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    2004-03-01

    info.top.bg/politics/partii.php, accessed February 20, 2004. 174 Evgenii Dainov and Vladimir Shopov , “The Democratic Process of Bulgaria”, in Ognyan......accessed February 24, 2004. 179 Evgenii Dainov and Vladimir Shopov , “The Democratic Process of Bulgaria”, 26. 180 Law for Consultative Council for

  3. Directory of Czechoslovak Officials; a Reference Aid

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    1988-07-14

    KSC .Jakes, Milos: KSC V’avrova, Dobromnila; KSC Janda . Stanislav; CSL Vedra. Vladimir : KSC Janik. Jan: KSC. KSS Zagiba. Dezidler; KSC Jeneral...Lubomir: KSC Nov 68 19 Oct 24 Candidate Members Haman, Josef- KSC Nov 82 02 May 33 Herman. Vladimir : KSC Mar 86 24 Jan’ 29 Hruskovic. Miloslav: KS...Mar 86 Feb 29 1-aiku, Vladimir : AMc Mla 71 (43 Ocet 244 Hlaman. Josef: K~y( Mar 78 442 May 13 Ilanak. Lumir Dec 86 lanus. Frantisek: AS( Mlar 86 17 Jan

  4. Dezhurov works in the sleep station in the U.S. Laboratory during Expedition Three

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    2001-09-09

    ISS003-E-5558 (9 September 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov of Rosaviakosmos, Expedition 3 flight engineer, works on a laptop computer in the temporary sleep station of the in the U.S. Laboratory Destiny onboard the International Space Station.

  5. Dezhurov works in the sleep station in the U.S. Laboratory during Expedition Three

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    2001-09-09

    ISS003-E-5560 (9 September 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov of Rosaviakosmos, Expedition Three flight engineer, works on a laptop computer in the Temporary Sleep Station (TSS) in the U.S. Laboratory.

  6. Geophysicists

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    2004-06-01

    In Memoriam: James R. Holton, Buford K. Meade, Mikhail I. Pudovkin; Honors: Michel Blanc, Alberto Borges, Paola Vannucchi, Michael A. Hapgood, Subir Banerjee, Lev Vinnik, John Wahr, Forrest Mozer, Vladimir N. Zharkov, Michael Ghil

  7. Dezhurov works on a laptop in the U.S. Laboratory during Expedition Three

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    2001-08-18

    ISS003-E-5353 (18 August 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, flight engineer representing Rosaviakosmos, performs routine tasks in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  8. 75 FR 8186 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    ..., Stanley E. Elliott, Elmer E. Gockley, Glenn T. Hehner, Wayne H. Holt, Edward E. Hooker, Vladimir M. Kats..., John E. Rogstad, Robert E. Sanders, Steven R. Smith, Robert L. Thies, Rene R. Trachsel, Kendle...

  9. Soil sampling in serenity

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    2010-05-01

    Vladimir Samarkin, Michael Madigan and colleagues travelled to Don Juan Pond in Antarctica, in an attempt to understand life on Mars. Instead, they discovered an unexpected link between the geosphere and atmosphere.

  10. Russian Prime Minister Calls the Station Crew

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    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called the International Space Station from the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, Russia, on Jan. 11, 2011. Putin also offered his condolences to ISS ...

  11. STS-60 Cosmonauts in Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF) training

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    1993-01-07

    Russian Cosmonaut Vladimir Titov maneuvers a small life raft during bailout training at JSC's Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF). Two SCUBA-equipped divers assisted Titov in the STS-60 training exercise.

  12. Astronauts and cosmonauts sign Gagarin's diary

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    1995-01-01

    In keeping with Russian tradition, astronaut Norman E. Thagard (left), guest researcher, signs the diary of the late Yuriy A. Gagarin, the first Russian cosmonaut, as his Mir 18 crew mates members look on. Cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov (center), misson com

  13. Humbert Humbert and the Kids These Days: On Teaching "Lolita" in a High School Classroom

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    Seigle, Benjamin

    In this reflective essay, an English teacher recounts failures and successes teaching Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita". The author considers both why and how the novel might be introduced to high school students.

  14. 78 FR 67459 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    ... applications, FMCSA exempts Charles E. Anderson (MN), Ross D. Barker (UT), Phillip B. Blythe (IL), Jay H. Byers.... Moreau (NH), James M. O'Rourke (MA), Joshua T. Paumer (MT), Kent F. Peters (KS), Vladimir B. Petkov...

  15. Cosmonaut Titov in T-38 prior to mission

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    1993-01-01

    Cosmonaut Vladimir Titov, STS-63 mission specialist, sits in the rear station of a NASA T-38 jet trainer at Ellington Field prior to the STS-60 mission on which he served as an alternate mission specialist.

  16. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, USSR: Science & Technology Policy

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    2007-11-02

    society as a whole. K. Sudakov: In his day Ivan Petrovich Pavlov wrote a very interesting article which was entitled as follows: "On the Mind in General...institute," Doctor of Sciences Vladimir Pavlov , a member of the board of the Union of Scientists, seconds his colleague. "The colloquium of the...34 Competitors From the Council of the Labor Collective "But the Union of Scientists has its own points of view on this question," Vladimir Pavlov stated

  17. Russia’s Conventional Military Weakness and Substrategic Nuclear Policy

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    2011-01-01

    to risk, and fewer in the security elite dare to contemplate. As Lieutenant-General Vladimir Chirkin, the former Commander of the Siberian Mili- tary...Speaking of the deployment of two new brigades near the Russian-Chinese border, Lieutenant-General Vladimir Chirkin, Commander of the Siberian ...Roger McDermott, “Bat or Mouse ? The Strange Case of Reforming Spetsnaz,” Eurasia Daily Monitor, Volume 7, Issue 198, November 2, 2010. Author

  18. JPRS Report, East Europe

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    1990-10-26

    Vladimir Seks, Josip Manolic, Perica Juric, Stjepan Mesic, and director Milovan Sibl (a real democracy: The leadership of the state is also the...Eduard Janda : "A Vacation in the Doupov Mountains"] [Text] I spent my vacation this year at my in-laws in Mecholupy by Zatec. On Tuesday, 24 July, I...million crowns. And when this was discovered, it was suddenly trans- formed into a loan.... Another member of the Slusovice OF, Vladimir Pecirka

  19. Twenty-First Century Strategic Stability: A U.S.-Russia Track II Dialogue

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    2014-10-01

    and Kosovo, only to recover at the beginning of George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin presidencies, then to take a tumble over Georgia, recover somewhat...of Crimea, the deep grievances against the West expressed by Vladimir Putin in his March 18 speech, and Russia’s apparent violation of the...verbalization of subliminal fears of a color revolution. And Putin wants a guarantee that no color revolution happens in Russia .” One of the American

  20. US, Chinese, and Russian Perspectives on the Global Order

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    2015-01-01

    concentrate all power in the Kremlin but is in fact quite vulnerable, see Ben Judah, Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin ...Newhaven: Yale University Press, 2013). 63 For treatments of foreign policy making in Russia , see Lynch, Vladimir Putin , 95-118; Mankoff, Russian...with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. While Russia has regained some of its swagger under President Putin , the Russian economy relies too

  1. Topics in Plasma Physics

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    Vahala, Linda

    2015-05-31

    During the period 1998-2013, research under the auspices of the Department of Energy was performed on RF waves in plasmas. This research was performed in close collaboration with Josef Preinhaelter, Jakub Urban, Vladimir Fuchs, Pavol Pavlo and Frantisek Zacek (Czech Academy of Sciences), Martin Valovic and Vladimir Shevchenko (Culham). This research is detailed and all 38 papers which were published by this team are cited.

  2. Sea-salt Aerosol Fluxes from Breaking Waves and Bursting Bubbles: Microphysical, Optical and Spatial Evolution in a Natural Wind-Tunnel

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    2005-09-30

    tclarke@soest.hawaii.edu Vladimir N. Kapustin phone: (808) 956-7777 fax: (808) 956-7112 email: kapustin @soest.hawaii.edu Jingchuan...Clarke, A.D., Kapustin , Vladimir N. 2003a: The Shoreline Environment Aerosol Study (SEAS): A Context for Marine Aerosol Measurements Influenced by a...Coastal Environment and Long-Range Transport. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology: Vol. 20, No. 10, pp. 1351–1361. 2. Clarke, A.D, Kapustin

  3. Dezhurov pose in the TESS in the U.S. Laboratory during Expedition Three

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    2001-09-11

    ISS003-E-5951 (11 September 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Expedition Three flight engineer, takes a break from a busy day in the Temporary Sleep Station (TSS) in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). Dezhurov represents Rosaviakosmos. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  4. Word Importance Discrimination using Context Information

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    2008-11-01

    Word importance discrimination using context information Danil Nemirovskya,b and Vladimir Dobryninb aINRIA Sophia Antipolis , France bSt. Petersburg...PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) INRIA,Sophia Antipolis , France, 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING

  5. Translations on USSR Political and Sociological Affairs No. 905.

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    1978-11-16

    PRAVDA UKRAINY, 26 Oct 78.) 7 Ponomarev Book Refutes Critics of Marxism-Leninism (Victor Gushchin; NEW TIMES, Oct 78) • H Aliyev Addresses... honary chairman of the congress was the leader of the revolution, Vladimir Ilich Lenin. His creation, the party of innovators, the party of the

  6. 78 FR 52405 - Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes

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    ... INFORMATION CONTACT: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane... AD on U.S. operators to be $17,850, or $595 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary... rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will...

  7. Mir 18 extravehicular activity

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    1995-03-01

    NM18-305-008 (March-July 1995) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Mir-18 mission commander, is photographed during one of five spacewalks conducted by the Mir-18 crew. Dezhurov is working with solar array panels. This is one of many visuals shown during a July 18 press conference in Houston.

  8. Dynamic but Prosaic: A Methodology for Studying E-Learning Environments

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    Whitworth, Andrew

    2006-01-01

    This paper develops a critical methodology which could be applied to the study and use of e-learning environments. The foundations are, first, an ontological appreciation of environments as multiple, dynamic and interactive: this is based on the environmental theories of Vladimir Vernadsky. The next step is then into epistemology, and here use is…

  9. The Elephants Teach: Creative Writing since 1880

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    Myers, David Gershom

    2006-01-01

    When Vladimir Nabokov was up for a chair in literature at Harvard, the linguist Roman Jakobson protested: "What's next? Shall we appoint elephants to teach zoology?" That anecdote, with which D. G. Myers begins "The Elephants Teach", perfectly frames the issues this book tackles. Myers explores more than a century of debate over how writing should…

  10. Russian National Security: Perceptions, Policies, and Prospects

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2001-11-01

    1998), 975. 22. See Colin Leys , TheRise andFall ofDevelopmentTheory (Bloomington: IndianaUniversityPress, 1996). 23. It should be noted that with the...Defense Policy Under Vladimir Putin”. Dr. Blank contends that Russian defense and security policy are incoherent, military reform (voennaia reforma

  11. Transformations in Exile: The Multilingual Exploits of Nabokov's Pnin and Kinbote.

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    Nassar, Joseph

    1993-01-01

    Examines two works, "Pnin" (1957) and "Pale Fire" (1962), by writer Vladimir Nabokov, a polyglot with strong metalinguistic awareness. Shows how Nabokov used a polylinguistic matrix to create a subtext partially accessible to monoglots but only fully comprehensible to those who know several languages, literatures and histories.…

  12. Loose cords floating in Mir Core module

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    1995-03-01

    NM18-307-014 (March-July 1995) --- Onboard Mir's Spektr module, cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov re-routes cables as part of the module's activation process. This visual was one of many shown by the Mir-18 crew at a press conference on July 18 in Houston.

  13. Cosmonauts and astronauts during medical operations training

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov (left), Mir 18 mission commander, among a group of Russians in the United States to participate in training for the joint Russia - United States space missions, conducts an intubation on a dummy. Dezhurov, along with Mir 18

  14. Regional Media Education Centers (For Non-Professionals in the Media Fields) in the European Part of Russia

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    Levitskaya, Anastasia

    2014-01-01

    In the European parts of Russia (Archangelsk, Belgorod, Vladimir, Voronezh, Kazan, Krasnodar, Penza, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Saratov, Smolensk, Taganrog, Tambov, Tver, Tolyatti and so on.) there is a lot of pedagogues, who strive to develop media competence among different age groups with different social status. More and more media…

  15. [Methodology of biological thought in works of V. N. Beklemisheva (1890-1862)].

    PubMed

    Muzrukova, E B; Chesnova, L V

    2001-01-01

    During his work in Perm University (1918-1932) Vladimir Nikolaevich Beklemishev created theoretical and methodological foundations for the concepts of constructive morphology and structure of the living cover of the Earth. His conclusions about topical problems of general biology are still valuable for biological thinking.

  16. Depolarization Diffusion During Weak Suprathreshold Stimulation of Cardiac Tissue

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    2001-10-25

    DEPOLARIZATION DIFFUSION DURING WEAK SUPRATHRESHOLD STIMULATION OF CARDIAC TISSUE Vladimir Nikolski, Aleksandre Sambelashvili, and Igor R. Efimov...the depolarized regions. Such an activation pattern appears similar to break activation. The effect of the depolarization diffusion from depolarized...Subtitle Depolarization Diffusion During Weak Suprathreshold Stimulation of Cardiac Tissue Contract Number Grant Number Program Element Number Author(s

  17. The Elephants Teach: Creative Writing since 1880

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    Myers, David Gershom

    2006-01-01

    When Vladimir Nabokov was up for a chair in literature at Harvard, the linguist Roman Jakobson protested: "What's next? Shall we appoint elephants to teach zoology?" That anecdote, with which D. G. Myers begins "The Elephants Teach", perfectly frames the issues this book tackles. Myers explores more than a century of debate over how writing should…

  18. Mathematical Model for a Real-Time Ship Maneuvering, Stationkeeping, and Seakeeping Training Simulator

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-09-01

    Kopp ODTIC StELECTED JANDA (1994W . 7Ia U’JE Approved for Public Release, DIbution UnlImtte. & 94-00091 --------9 03 039 CODE 011 DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY...Development Center, DTNSRDCISPD-0854-01, February 1979. 9. Ankudinov, Vladimir , and Robert Hatton, "Mine Countermeasures Ship (MCM-1) Automatic Stationkeeping

  19. The Bologna Process and Its Impact on Higher Education at Russia's Margins: The Case of Kaliningrad

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    Ganzle, Stefan; Meister, Stefan; King, Conrad

    2009-01-01

    Embracing the Russian Federation since 2003, the Bologna process is no longer exclusively confined to western European countries. As early as 1999, Vladimir Putin declared the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, wedged between Lithuania and Poland, as a potential pilot region for intensified cooperation between Russia and the EU on a number of policy…

  20. Take Russia to 'task' on bioweapons transparency.

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    Zilinskas, Raymond A

    2012-06-06

    In the run-up to his reelection, Russian president Vladimir Putin outlined 28 tasks to be undertaken by his administration, including one that commanded the development of weapons based on “genetic principles.” Political pressure must be applied by governments and professional societies to ensure that there is not a modern reincarnation of the Soviet biological warfare program.

  1. Researchers fear 'Putin's Academy of Sciences'

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    Moskvitch, Katia

    2013-11-01

    Scientists have voiced concerns about the future of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) after the country's president, Vladimir Putin, signed a law that will make the 289-year-old body come under the direct control of a new government agency.

  2. Russian scientists decry savage job cuts

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    Stafford, Ned

    2016-09-01

    More than 100 scientists in Russia have signed an open letter to the country's president, Vladimir Putin, protesting over a lack of funding for research and reforms that they say have left Russian science mired in a chronic state of crisis.

  3. Expedition 29 State Commission

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    2011-11-12

    Vladimir Popovkin, Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) speaks during the State Commission meeting to approve the Soyuz launch of Expedition 29 to the International Space Station, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The mission is set to launch November 14 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

  4. Expedition 28 State Commission

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    2011-06-06

    Vladimir Popovkin, Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) speaks during the State Commission meeting to approve the Soyuz launch of Expedition 28 to the International Space Station, Monday, June 6, 2011, at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The mission is set to launch on Tuesday, June 8, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

  5. Dezhurov shoots a basketball in Node 1 during Expedition Three

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    2001-10-01

    ISS003-E-7261 (October 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Expedition Three flight engineer, takes a break from his duties, as he plays with a miniature basketball and net in the Unity node on the International Space Station (ISS). Dezhurov represents Rosaviakosmos. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  6. Verbal and Visual Translation of Mayakovsky's and Lissitsky's "For Reading Out Loud."

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    Lange, Martha Scotford

    1988-01-01

    Explores difficulties in translating and understanding visual poetry created by a linguistically different culture. Provides historical context and analyzes the design process of El Lissitzky's typographic presentation of Vladimir Mayakovsky's poems. Transposes the visual wordplays found in the original Cyrillic typography into the Roman alphabet.…

  7. Talent Developed: Conversations with Masters in the Arts and Sciences.

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    Subotnik, Rena F.

    1997-01-01

    An interview with Vladimir Feltsman, a piano virtuoso and educational innovator, covers his views on development of musical talent in Russia, identification of talent in children, his training at a special music school, his mentors, choosing a musical career, the ideal school for young musicians, and the maximum age for beginning to develop…

  8. Transnistria: Prospects for a Solution

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-01-01

    25 Rusia la zi News Agency, June 23, 2006. 26 Vladimir Socor, Moldova can follow Georgia’s Example on Russian...Radio Liberty: www.rferl.org Rusia la zi: www.rusialazi.ro Moldopres via: www.eastview.com Interfax: www.interfax.ua The George C. Marshall

  9. Nikolai Vasilyevich Lazarev, toxicologist and pharmacologist, comes in from the cold.

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    Lipnick, R L; Filov, V A

    1992-02-01

    Important and pioneering work on the physicochemical properties underlying the biological activity of nonelectrolytes was performed 'behind the iron curtain' by Soviet scientist Nikolai Vasilyevich Lazarev. In this Special Feature, Robert Lipnick and Vladimir Filov examine the contribution of Lazarev's numerous observations to the knowledge base in pharmacology and toxicology, which has only recently gained recognition in the West.

  10. The Study of the Noosphere--Contemporary Humanism.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moiseev, Nikita N.

    1989-01-01

    Explains the theory of noosphere developed by Soviet academician Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. States that this theory is based on a new morality concerning the unity of humanity and its responsibility for the fate of the planet. (GG)

  11. Mechano-electric heterogeneity of the myocardium as a paradigm of its function

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    Solovyova, Olga; Katsnelson, Leonid B.; Kohl, Peter; Panfilov, Alexander V.; Tsaturyan, Andrey K.; Tsyvian, Pavel B.

    2016-01-01

    Myocardial heterogeneity is well appreciated and widely documented, from sub-cellular to organ levels. This paper reviews significant achievements of the group, led by Professor Vladimir S. Markhasin, Russia, who was one of the pioneers in studying and interpreting the relevance of cardiac functional heterogeneity. PMID:26713555

  12. STS-71 preflight crew portrait

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    Crew members for the STS-71 mission and the related Mir missions assembled for a crew portrait at JSC. In front are, left to right, Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Robert L. Gibson and Anatoliy Y. Solovyev, mission commanders for Mir-18, STS-71 and Mir-19, respecti

  13. 78 FR 21007 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 13348

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    ..., Vladimir Abramovich); DOB 14 Dec 1947; alt. DOB 18 Oct 1946; nationality Ukraine; Passport 5280007248D... KI0861177 (Russia); alt. Passport 65118 (Bolivia); alt. Passport 90109052 (Israel) issued 26 Nov 1997; Owner... Ukraine; Passport AC251295 (Ukraine); alt. Passport KC024178 (Ukraine) (individual) . 8. REEVES-TAYLOR...

  14. The Keys to the White House: Prediction for 2008

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    Lichtman, Allan

    2008-01-01

    The winds of political change are blowing through America in 2008 and will sweep the party in power from the White House next November. That is the verdict of the Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory…

  15. The Keys to the White House: Prediction for 2012

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    Lichtman, Allan

    2012-01-01

    Conventional pundits, pollsters, and forecasters are focused on whether the economy will improve sufficiently in 2012 for President Barack Obama to gain reelection. The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction…

  16. Russian Nonproliferation Policy and the Korean Peninsula

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-12-01

    the Committee for Foreign Relation of the Korean Association of Slavic Studies . Dr. Shin received his Ph.D. in political science from the Moscow...President Vladimir Putin and Its Significance for the Republic of Korea), Korean Slavic Studies , Vol. 19, No. 2, 2004, pp. 675-710. 28. Daehan

  17. Cosmonauts and astronauts during medical operations training

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1994-06-11

    Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov (left), Mir 18 mission commander, among a group of Russians in the United States to participate in training for the joint Russia - United States space missions, conducts an intubation on a dummy. Dezhurov, along with Mir 18 flight engineer Gennadiy M. Strekalov (pictured) prepare for upcoming missions which involve crew members from the two nations.

  18. Studies 2. The Yugoslav Serbo-Croatian-English Contrastive Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Filipovic, Rudolf, Ed.

    The second volume in this series on Serbo-Croatian-English contrastive analysis contains five articles. They are: "On Contrastive Contrastive Grammar," by Eric P. Hamp; "Remarks on Contrastive Analysis and Translation," by Vladimir Ivir; "Formal and Semantic Considerations in Contrastive Analysis," by Jerry L. Liston; "On Differences in…

  19. The Keys to the White House: Prediction for 2008

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lichtman, Allan

    2008-01-01

    The winds of political change are blowing through America in 2008 and will sweep the party in power from the White House next November. That is the verdict of the Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory…

  20. The Keys to the White House: Prediction for 2012

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lichtman, Allan

    2012-01-01

    Conventional pundits, pollsters, and forecasters are focused on whether the economy will improve sufficiently in 2012 for President Barack Obama to gain reelection. The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction…

  1. The principle of phase stability and the accelerator program at Berkeley, 1945--1954

    SciTech Connect

    Lofgren, E.J.

    1994-07-01

    The discovery of the Principle of Phase Stability by Vladimir Veksler and Edwin McMillian and the end of the war released a surge of accelerator activity at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (then The University of California Radiation Laboratory). Six accelerators incorporating the Principle of Phase Stability were built in the period 1945--1954.

  2. Schmidt decomposition for non-collinear biphoton angular wave functions

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    Fedorov, M. V.

    2015-06-01

    Schmidt modes of non-collinear biphoton angular wave functions are found analytically. The experimentally realizable procedure for their separation is described. Parameters of the Schmidt decomposition are used to evaluate the degree of the biphoton's angular entanglement. To Vladimir and Margarita Man’ko with great respect and best wishes.

  3. A Visual/Analytical History of the Silent Cinema (1895-1930).

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    Petric, Vladimir

    The proposed project, mentioned in Vladimir Petric's articles "From Written Film History to Visual Film History," is a book intended as a teaching vehicle for college and university film courses and involving shot-by-shot analysis and evaluation of films as primary study material. Cinematic values are emphasized both because cinematic visual…

  4. Artificial Ionospheric Turbulence and Radio Wave Propagation (Sura - HAARP)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-11-01

    to obtain better time, frequency, or space resolution in ionosphere modification experiments. 5) To study, using the Sura and HAARP facilities...AND SUBTITLE Artificial Ionospheric Turbulence and Radio Wave Propagation (Sura - HAARP ) 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5d... HAARP ) Project Director: Vladimir Leont’evich Frolov Institute: Radiophysical Research Institute (NIRFI), 603950 Russia, Nizhny Novgorod

  5. Cultural Contact through Musical Poetry in Clara Janes's "Kampa"

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    Faszer-McMahon, Debra

    2009-01-01

    Clara Janes's "Kampa" is a love song dedicated to the renowned Czech poet Vladimir Holan. The work includes a musical and lyrical composition performed on tape, and its unconventional musical mode offers an alternative to divisions between western and non-western literary and musical forms. The poetry of "Kampa" presents musical methods of…

  6. Dezhurov performs in-flight maintenance in Mir Core module

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    1995-06-28

    NM18-308-037 (28 June 1995) --- Onboard Mir, cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov prepares to change batteries at a power supply station as part of the preparation for the next day's scheduled docking with the Space Shuttle Atlantis. This visual was one of many shown by the Mir-18 crew at a press conference on July 18 in Houston.

  7. Cosmonaut Dezhurov during medical operations training

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    1994-06-11

    Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov (center), Mir 18 mission commander, gets his blood pressure taken by Dr. Michael J. Barrett, flight surgeon. Cosmonaut Anatoliy Y. Solovyev (right), Mir 19 mission commander, looks on. Solovyev, Dezhurov, along with their respective flight engineers and a number of other cosmonauts and astronauts participating in the joint program, were in Houston, Texas, to prepare for their upcoming missions.

  8. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, USSR: Science & Technology Policy

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    the textbook "Operativnaya khirurgiya i topograficheskaya anato- miya" [Operative Surgery and Topographic Anatomy ], which was published in 1985...Philological 13. Geographical 14. Juridical 15. Pedagogical 16. Medical 17. Pharmaceutical 18. Veterinary 19. Art criticism 20. Architecture 21...Pharmaceutical Plant; JPRS-UST-88-005 28 April 1988 16 Awards, Prizes Candidate of Veterinary Sciences Vladimir Petrovich Litvin, head of a chair

  9. Dezhurov and Tyurin work in Zvezda during Expedition Three

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    2001-09-17

    ISS003-E-5610 (17 September 2001) --- Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin (left) works with a laptop computer while cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov works at the Simvol-Ts workstation in the Zvezda Service Module. Tyurin and Dezhurov are Expedition Three flight engineers and represent Rosaviakosmos

  10. Dezhurov works in the TESS in the U.S. Laboratory during Expedition Three

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    2001-09-11

    ISS003-E-5953 (11 September 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Expedition Three flight engineer, works on a laptop computer in the Temporary Sleep Station (TSS) in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). Dezhurov represents Rosaviakosmos. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  11. The Study of the Noosphere--Contemporary Humanism.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moiseev, Nikita N.

    1989-01-01

    Explains the theory of noosphere developed by Soviet academician Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. States that this theory is based on a new morality concerning the unity of humanity and its responsibility for the fate of the planet. (GG)

  12. Moral and Morale Benefits of the Strategic Defense Initiative.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-04-01

    Deterrence," Air University Review, July-August 1985, p. 37. 2.Ibid., p. 39. 3. Francis Schaffer, Vladimir Bukovsky, and James Hitchcock , Who Is For...p ’*~~ - - ~ -------- - - - - - - - - CONTINUED_ ____ 15. Jonathan Schell, The Fate of the Earth, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), pp. 56, 57. 16

  13. The Bologna Process and Its Impact on Higher Education at Russia's Margins: The Case of Kaliningrad

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ganzle, Stefan; Meister, Stefan; King, Conrad

    2009-01-01

    Embracing the Russian Federation since 2003, the Bologna process is no longer exclusively confined to western European countries. As early as 1999, Vladimir Putin declared the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, wedged between Lithuania and Poland, as a potential pilot region for intensified cooperation between Russia and the EU on a number of policy…

  14. Astronauts and cosmonauts sign Gagarin's diary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    In keeping with Russian tradition, astronaut Norman E. Thagard (seated, left), guest researcher, watches as Vladimir N. Dezhurov (seated, center), signs the diary of the late Yuriy A. Gagarin, the first Russian cosmonaut, as his Mir 18 crew mates and the

  15. STS-71 cosmonauts and astronauts greet news media during break in training

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    1994-06-11

    Crew members for two joint Space Shuttle/Mir missions greet the press during a break in medical operations training at JSC. Left to right are Nikolai M. Budarin, Anatoly Y. Solovyev, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Gennadiy M. Strekalov, Norman E. Thagard and Vladimir N. Dezhurov.

  16. The Circulation of Sadomasochistic Desire in the "Lolita" Texts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gabbard, Krin

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the 1955 Vladimir Nabokov novel "Lolita," and the central theme of "Lolita" being a prize in a struggle between two men. Examines some of the moments of sadomasochism in the novel and film, and the relationship between director Stanley Kubrick and the lead actor Peter Sellers. Concludes with an analysis of Kubrick's…

  17. "Lolita": Genealogy of a Cover Girl

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Savage, Shari L.

    2015-01-01

    At the publication of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel "Lolita" (1958), the author insisted that a girl never appear on the cover. This discourse analysis of 185 "Lolita" book covers, most of which feature a girl, considers the genealogy of "Lolita" in relation to representation, myth, and tacit knowledge…

  18. Reports 9, the Yugoslav Serbo-Croatian - English Contrastive Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Filipovic, Rudolf, Ed.

    The ninth volume in this series contains seven articles dealing with various aspects of English - Serbo-Croatian contrastive analysis. They are: "A Note on Modifiers of Comparatives in English and Serbo-Croatian," by Wayles Browne; "Superlative Structures in English and Their Correspondents in Serbo-Croatian," by Vladimir Ivir; "Semantic Aspects…

  19. Transformations in Exile: The Multilingual Exploits of Nabokov's Pnin and Kinbote.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nassar, Joseph

    1993-01-01

    Examines two works, "Pnin" (1957) and "Pale Fire" (1962), by writer Vladimir Nabokov, a polyglot with strong metalinguistic awareness. Shows how Nabokov used a polylinguistic matrix to create a subtext partially accessible to monoglots but only fully comprehensible to those who know several languages, literatures and histories.…

  20. The Practice of Writing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lodge, David

    With the constant theme of the mysterious process of creativity running through its essays, this book discusses the work of some much admired 20th-century writers--Graham Greene, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Green, Kingsley Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, and Anthony Burgess. The book addresses the situation of the contemporary novelist, both…

  1. KSC-97PC1437

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1997-09-25

    STS-86 Mission Specialist Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien, in orange launch and entry suit at right, and Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov prepare to enter the Space Shuttle Atlantis at Launch Pad 39A, with the assistance of white room closeout crew members, including suit technician Valarie McNeal, at center

  2. The Circulation of Sadomasochistic Desire in the "Lolita" Texts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gabbard, Krin

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the 1955 Vladimir Nabokov novel "Lolita," and the central theme of "Lolita" being a prize in a struggle between two men. Examines some of the moments of sadomasochism in the novel and film, and the relationship between director Stanley Kubrick and the lead actor Peter Sellers. Concludes with an analysis of Kubrick's…

  3. Chinese Strategic Development: Regional Dominance Through Global Influence

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-02-12

    modern People’s Republic of China is the product of evolution, revolution, and war that dates from the collapse of the Qing Dynasty on 12 February 1912.3...People’s Republic of China State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan’s pronouncement, during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in February 2005, that China

  4. APOLLO SOYUZ TEST PROJECT [ASTP] CREW INSPECT SPACE SUITS DURING KSC TOUR

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    Cosmonaut Training Chief Vladimir Shatalov [left, looking down] examines an Apollo spacesuit during a visit to KSC. With Shatalov are Astronaut Donald Slayton [center] and Cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov. The Apollo Soyuz Test Project astronauts and cosmonauts spent three days in the KSC area during which time they inspected equipment and facilities, toured the Center and visited Disney World.

  5. Russia’s Role in the Emerging Eurasian Security Environment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-01-01

    of presidential succession with the identity of this new post; therefore, when Yeltsin chose Vladimir Putin (after the ill fated short tenure of...hypothesis is inconsistent with earlier Soviet behavior. Furthermore, the missile site constructed in Cuba is identical to Soviet standard operating...International Institute for Strategic Studies Dr. Clifford G. Gaddy, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Dr. Ruslan Grinberg , Director, Institute of

  6. On Reading the Theses of the Central Committee of the CPSU: The Party's Words on Lenin.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Panachin, F.

    1970-01-01

    The Theses ("Toward the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir II'ich Lenin") demonstrate the greatness and force of Leninist teachings. They provide the educator with material in pedagogical and political work with students, and their study in other organizations will assist in raising the level of ideological life.…

  7. Verbal and Visual Translation of Mayakovsky's and Lissitsky's "For Reading Out Loud."

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lange, Martha Scotford

    1988-01-01

    Explores difficulties in translating and understanding visual poetry created by a linguistically different culture. Provides historical context and analyzes the design process of El Lissitzky's typographic presentation of Vladimir Mayakovsky's poems. Transposes the visual wordplays found in the original Cyrillic typography into the Roman alphabet.…

  8. "Lolita": Genealogy of a Cover Girl

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Savage, Shari L.

    2015-01-01

    At the publication of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel "Lolita" (1958), the author insisted that a girl never appear on the cover. This discourse analysis of 185 "Lolita" book covers, most of which feature a girl, considers the genealogy of "Lolita" in relation to representation, myth, and tacit knowledge…

  9. Astronaut Collins and cosmonaut Titov organize TIPS paper messages

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    On the Space Shuttle Discovery's middeck, astronaut Eileen M. Collins and cosmonaut Vladimir G. Titov attempt to organize a lengthy mail message from flight controllers on Earth. Collins was pilot for the STS-63 eight day mission and Titov served as a mission specialist. Approximately 30 feet of messages from the Thermal Imaging Printing System (TIPS) are spread around the middeck.

  10. STS-86 Mission Specialists Chretien and Titov prepare to enter Atlantis for launch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    STS-86 Mission Specialist Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien, in orange launch and entry suit at right, and Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov prepare to enter the Space Shuttle Atlantis at Launch Pad 39A, with the assistance of white room closeout crew members, including suit technician Valarie McNeal, at center.

  11. 76 FR 24832 - Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, and -243 Airplanes, A330-300...

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    ... service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221. Examining the AD... INFORMATION CONTACT: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane...

  12. [The first psychiatrists in Serbia].

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    Milovanović, Srdjan

    2006-01-01

    Founders of modern Serbian psychiatry came from the first psychiatric hospital named "Home for the lost minded" established at Guberevac, Belgrade, in 1861. The physicians were Laza K. Lazarevid, Dr. Mladen Janković, Dr. Jovan Danić, Dr. Vojislav Mladi Subotić and Dr. Dusan Stojimirović. At first, Clinic for Psychic and Mental Disorders was located at Guberevac, where Vladimir Vujić worked as an assistant lecturer of psychiatry. First professors of the University of Belgrade were Dr. Laza Stanojević, Dr. Vladimir Vujid, Dr. Uros Jekić, and Dr. Jovan Ristić. They actively contributed to changes in psychiatry, followed mental-hygienic attitudes and were holders of progress and humanization in psychiatry.

  13. Early Radio Astronomy in the USSR

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    Kellermann, Kenneth I.

    2007-12-01

    As in many other countries, radio astronomy in the Soviet Union began as an outgrowth of wartime radar research. The early leaders of Soviet radio astronomy, including Simon Braude, Vladimir Kotelnikov, Vladimir Troitskii, and Viktor Vitkevitch, all began their careers during WWII. Although the theoretical contributions of people like Iosef Shklovsky and Vitaly Ginzburg were well known in the West, the early experimental and observational programs received much less attention, partially the result of cold war military secrecy. When they were noticed, the Soviet observations were largely ignored or declared wrong. We will discuss the controversial Soviet contributions to the detection of polarized cosmic radio emission, the development of very long baseline interferometry, the prediction and verification of radio recombination lines, and the first detection of variability in an extragalactic radio source.

  14. Dezhurov works with electronic equipment in Zvezda during Expedition Three

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    2001-08-01

    ISS003-E-5489 (August 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov of Rosaviakosmos, Expedition Three flight engineer, works on electronic equipment behind a panel in the Zvezda Service Module. Please note: The date identifiers on some frames are not accurate due to a technical problem with one of the Expedition Three cameras. When a specific date is given in the text or description portion, it is correct.

  15. Dezhurov works with electronic equipment in Zvezda during Expedition Three

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    2001-08-01

    ISS003-E-5486 (August 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov of Rosaviakosmos, Expedition Three flight engineer, works on electronic equipment behind a panel in the Zvezda Service Module. Please note: The date identifiers on some frames are not accurate due to a technical problem with one of the Expedition Three cameras. When a specific date is given in the text or description portion, it is correct.

  16. Stuck in the Middle Without a Coherent Strategy: An Allusion to Future War

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    2014-05-22

    Surprise ........................... 38 An Ill Defined Threat Space – Cyber and the Russian -Georgian War of 2008 ........................ 43 Touching...military paradigm inclusive of a heavily 25As if to illustrate the point, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention into the Ukraine...Press, 1986), 598-623. 86This view of warfare is equally evident in the Russian approach to information warfare. See Lester Gray and Timothy Thomas

  17. Astronaut Michael Foale checks on SSCE on middeck

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    1995-02-03

    STS063-29-002 (3-11 Feb. 1995) --- On the Space Shuttle Discovery's middeck, astronaut C. Michael Foale, mission specialist, checks on the Solid Surface Combustion Experiment (SSCE). Foale was joined by four other NASA astronauts James D. Wetherbee, commander; Eileen M. Collins, pilot; Bernard A. Harris, Jr., payload commander; Janice E. Voss, mission specialist, and a Russian cosmonaut, Vladimir G. Titov; for eight days of research in Earth-orbit.

  18. Defeating Future Urban Insurgencies: Adapting Operational Design to the Emergent Reality

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    2006-03-30

    Regis Debray and Abraham Guillen, revolutionary theorists in the vein of Vladimir Lenin or Mao Tse-tung did not emerge to provide a successful...unsuccessfully by the Tupamaros in Uraguay, Baader-Meinhof Gang in West Germany, and Red Brigades in Italy. French radical Regis Debray , an early...World- Report by Naval War College Student Task Force on Combating Terrorism. Newport, RI: Naval War College, May 2002. Debray , Regis . Revolution

  19. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, USSR: Science & Technology Policy

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    2007-11-02

    as Ivan Franko noted, "scientific...labor proper, which in its volume and con- tent goes beyond the narrow boundaries of utilitarianism and the...responsibility? A guiding and directing force- why, of course!—is needed, but it should be in the hands of the specific functionary Ivan Ivanovich. The...engineers: Aleksandr Petrovich Pavlov and Vladimir Konstanti- novich Lilye. They received from Korolev precise draw- ings of the front-end fairing

  20. Wrestling the Bear: The Rise of Russian Hybrid Warfare

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    2015-04-13

    Warfighting School lntelltionafly left blank ABSTRACT Carl Von Clausewitz defined war as: "an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will".1 To that end...due to a lack of unity of action, common understanding, and a cohesive strategy. 1 Carl von Clausewitz et al., On WCJr (New York: Oxford University...integrity. Essentially, Russia- and more directly- Vladimir Putin perceive that Russia is in an ideological struggle with the US and Europe. 1 Carl Von

  1. Proliferation of Russian Military Equipment: Implications for United States Air and Space Power

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    2003-04-01

    Russia. Russian President Putin’s special envoy, Dmitry Rogozin , recently visited the Kaliningrad region to analyze the state of the Baltic Fleet.9...http://wnc.fedworld.gov/cgi-bin. 9 Natalya Gudzenko and Vladimir Nuyakshev, “ Rogozin to Examine the State of the Baltic Fleet,” Information...access the medium ocean zone” — Konstantin Makienko, Russian Military Analyst If there is a pattern that emerges with Russia, it is that Moscow

  2. Expedition 28 Docking

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    2011-06-10

    Vladimir Popovkin, Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) answers a reporter’s question during a Soyuz post-docking press conference at the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, Russia on Friday, June 10, 2011. The Soyuz TMA-02M docked to the International Space Station carrying Expedition 28 Soyuz Commander Sergei Volkov, NASA Flight Engineer Mike Fossum and JAXA (Japanase Aerospace Exploration Agency) Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

  3. STS-86 Mission Specialist David Wolf in white room

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, at center facing camera, prepares to enter the Space Shuttle Atlantis at Launch Pad 39A, with the assistance of Rick Welty, in foreground at center, United Space Alliance (USA) orbiter vehicle closeout chief; and closeout team members, in background from left, Jim Davis, NASA quality assurance specialist; and George Schramm, USA mechanical technician. STS-86 Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov, in foreground at far left, is awaiting his turn.

  4. Tyurin gives Dezhurov a haircut in the Service Module during Expedition Three

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    2001-09-22

    ISS003-E-5891 (22 September 2001) --- Cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin (left) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Expedition Three flight engineers representing Rosaviakosmos, take turns cutting each other’s hair in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station (ISS). Dezhurov holds a vacuum device the crew has fashioned to garner freshly cut hair floating freely. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  5. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, USSR: Engineering & Equipment

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    1987-08-10

    may be seen in the BSSR State Museum..." I should add that Vladimir Ioslfovich’s father was an old Bolshevik and a hereditary worker. He worked in...ministry’s scientific- technical council conduct a thorough investigation of a typical station plan. The fact is that the scientific and technical... fact that the last word always remains with the planning organizations and their departments. The technicians play the main role in these decisions

  6. Proceedings of the International Conference on Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology (3rd) Held in The Netherlands on June 21 - 25, 1993

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    1993-06-25

    speaking in the library. I thumb the books. They have witty things on almost any subject, but do not mention algebra or software, let alone algebraic...We give 2 proofs: By contradiction and by authority . These proofs are specially designed to work on banquets, after a good meal with plenty of wine...parts is algebra. Thus algebra = mathematics, which is not true. The proof by authority . The famous Communist prophet Vladimir lich Lenin spoke about

  7. The Russian Navy: A Historic Transition

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    2015-12-01

    Additional resources: Posters of the Russian Navy Major Forces by Fleet, Russian Navy New Construction, and the Russian Federation Navy (map) are located...increasingly armed with the KALIBR family of weapons, will be able to more capably defend the maritime approaches to the Russian Federation and...must pass a modern and strong Navy.” - Vladimir Putin, President Russian Federation Navy Day, 26 July 2015 NOTE: The contents of this publication

  8. [On the history of the spread of the black rat (Rattus rattus L., 1758) in northwestern Russia].

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    Savinetskiĭ, A B; Krylovich, O A

    2011-01-01

    Data on the first reliable findings of subfossil remains of the black rat in north-western Russia (Vologda and Vladimir oblasts) are given. The burying of the remains dates to the twelfth to thirteenth centuries. It is assumed that the spread of the black rat in the European part of Russia in the Middle Ages was associated first of all with the development of trade.

  9. Large Enhancement of Third-Order Nonlinear Effects with a Resonant All-Dielectric Metasurface

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    2016-09-12

    Large Enhancement of Third-Order Nonlinear Effects with a Resonant All -Dielectric Metasurface Samad Jafar-Zanjani,1, a) Jierong Cheng,1 Vladimir...September 2016) A novel low-profile nonlinear metasurface, consisting of a single-layer of all -dielectric material, is proposed and numerically investigated...with an unpatterend film. The proposed all -dielectric metasurface in this work is ultrathin and easy to fabricate. We envision a number of applications

  10. Decentralized Estimation and Vision-based Guidance of Fast Autonomous Systems with Guaranteed Performance in Uncertain Environments

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    2013-04-22

    Xargay, Vladimir Dobrokhodov, Naira Hovakimyan, Venanzio Cichella, A. Pedro Aguiar, Antonio M. Pascoal. A Lyapunov -based approach for Time-Coordinated 3D...0.50 0.50FTE Equivalent : 1Total Number: Names of Post Doctorates PERCENT_SUPPORTEDNAME FTE Equivalent : Total Number: Names of Faculty Supported...National Academy MemberPERCENT_SUPPORTEDNAME Naira Hovakimyan 0.10 Dusan Stipanovic 0.10 0.20FTE Equivalent : 2Total Number: Names of Under Graduate

  11. Advances in Statistical and Deterministic Modeling of Wind-Driven Seas

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    2011-09-30

    Wind-Driven Seas Zakharov Vladimir, Pushkarev Andrei Waves and Solitons LLC 1719 W. Marlette Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85015 phone: +1 (602) 748-4286 e...NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Waves and Solitons LLC,1719 W. Marlette Ave,Phoenix,AZ,85015 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING...decrement, kN – spectral density of wave action . Our numerical and analytical results show that kk NΓ and kF surpass conventional parameterizations

  12. SWP-CNA Meeting on Baltic Security

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    2014-10-06

    military activity and Vladimir Putin’s comment to EU President Barroso that Russian forces could be in “Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest...administration weak and Europe divided, Russia has a window of opportunity during which it can act to increase regional instability and thereby achieve...and reserve troops. When the Russians enter Finnish air space, he explained, we send up F-18s. Russia is testing, “going to see where the windows are

  13. Russian expats seek research reforms

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    Banks, Michael

    2009-11-01

    Over 170 Russian researchers working abroad have signed a letter addressed to the Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, and prime minister Vladimir Putin raising concerns about "the catastrophic state of basic science" in the country. The letter, which appeared last month in the Moscow business paper Vedomosti, warns Russian leaders that unless urgent measures are implemented by the government, then science in the country may collapse.

  14. NATO Needs a Comprehensive Strategy for Russia

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    2015-01-01

    February 11, 2015: http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=59003 13 Dempsey, 2015. 14 See Vladimir Putin , “Meeting of the Valdai International...Crimea, presents an unequivocal challenge to European security. Russia’s actions are not just a stark rejection of Euro-Atlantic integration; Russia ...economic sanctions on Russia and NATO conventional military measures geared toward demonstrating readi- ness and new capabilities. NATO leaders clearly

  15. Design and Initial In-Water Testing of Advanced Non-Linear Control Algorithms onto an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV)

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    2007-10-01

    Design and initial in-water testing of advanced non- linear control algorithms onto an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Vladimir Djapic Unmanned...attitude or translating in a direction different from that of the surface. Non- linear controller that compensates for non-linear forces (such as drag...loop” non- linear controller (outputs the appropriate thrust values) is the same for all mission scenarios while an appropriate ”outer-loop” non

  16. Advanced Non-Linear Control Algorithms Applied to Design Highly Maneuverable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

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    2007-08-01

    Advanced non- linear control algorithms applied to design highly maneuverable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) Vladimir Djapic, Jay A. Farrell...hierarchical such that an ”inner loop” non- linear controller (outputs the appropriate thrust values) is the same for all mission scenarios while a...library of ”outer-loop” non- linear controllers are available to implement specific maneuvering scenarios. On top of the outer-loop is the mission planner

  17. Dezhurov holds a GTS electronics unit in Zvezda during Expedition Three

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    2001-08-01

    ISS003-E-5477 (August 2001) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov of Rosaviakosmos, Expedition Three flight engineer, holds a Global Time System (GTS) electronics unit in the Zvezda Service Module. Please note: The date identifiers on some frames are not accurate due to a technical problem with one of the Expedition Three cameras. When a specific date is given in the text or description portion, it is correct.

  18. USSR Report, Science and Technology Policy, No. 12.

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    1983-05-09

    Molotkov, Ivan Anatol’yevich and Yanovskaya, Tat’yana Borisovna, doctors of physico-mathematical sciences, senior scientific associates at the...scientific work "Russian Grammar" in two volumes, published in 1980. 11. Gladkov, Ivan Andreyevich, doctor of economic sciences, work supervisor...development of oil and gas deposits. 3. Baranov, Ivan Andreyevich, chief engineer; Karimova Saima Safiyevna, chief geologist; Sorokin, Vladimir

  19. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1984-07-25

    Attendance: 810. DOB 1 February 1982. "Philosophy and Theological Thought." Speakers: Vladimir Permec, Ivan Urbancic, Branko Pavlovic and Antonije Isakovic...the Relations of Social- ist Self-Management in Carrying Out the Long-Range Policy of Economic Stabi- lization." Speaker: Ivan Stambolic. Attendance...Attendance: 450. DOB 14 April 1982. "Stanko Lasic: Krleza-Chronology of His Life and Wcrk." Speakers: Nikola Milosevic, Vasilije Kalezic, Ivan Salecic

  20. Non-asymptotic Analysis of Bandlimited Functions

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-01-12

    Illustration of Theorem 10 with c = 1000 and n = 670. 44 References [1] Richard K. Miller, Anthony N. Michel, Ordinary Differential Equations, Dover ...Publications, Inc., 1982. [2] Yoel Shkolnisky, Mark Tygert, Vladimir Rokhlin, Approximation of Ban - dlimited Functions. [3] Andreas Glaser, Xiangtao Liu...A. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs and Mathematical Tables, Dover Publications, 1964. [22] M.V. Fedoryuk, Asymptotic

  1. The Role of Shevardnadze and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Making of Soviet Defense and Arms Control Policy

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    1990-07-01

    Vladimir Leontiev , "Nothing Is Simple in Europe," IA, No. 3, 1988, pp. 34-41; Vladi- 31 The same concept of a "dynamic margin" was used to argue that the...in Europe Is Simple," IA, No. 5, 1988, pp. 69-73; and Vybornov and Leontiev , "The Future of the Old Weapon," 1A, No. 9, 1988, pp. 81-89. For a

  2. Preparing for War Moscow Facing an Arc of Crisis

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    2016-12-01

    are particularly concerned about the possibility of such a regime change campaign being conducted against Russia itself. Russian President ...about what it is that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants and what he will do next—accompanied by assertions that Putin has established an...protection and stabilization of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime (from both Islamic fundamentalist terrorism and external attempts to weaken him

  3. THE BESIEGED FORTRESS: MAKING SENSE OF RUSSIA’S ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO U.S. POLICY MAKERS

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2017-02-13

    Abstract President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine and annex the Crimean Peninsula in February, 2014 was influenced by numerous...the Ukrainian Euromaidan protests erupted and resulted in the sudden ouster of Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych. Following Yanukovych’s fall, it...In other words, the West should make Russian efforts to destabilize other nations more costly for President Putin. Specifically, U.S. policy with

  4. The Russian Perception of the NATO Aerospace Threat: Could It Lead to Preemption

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    2016-09-01

    strategy for reversing the annexation of Crimea by Rus- sian president Vladimir Putin or, for that matter, for preventing further Russian encroachments on...to pro- vide serious military aid to Ukraine. There is absolutely no sign that President Putin considers the costs of economic and other sanctions...Federation. It is all too plausible that President Putin, as a Russian nationalist, ultimately intends to rebuild the Russian Empire.2 Furthermore, he

  5. Expedition 19 Docks to ISS

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    2009-03-27

    Vladimir Solovyov, Chief Flight Director, MCC-M, answers reporters questions during a Soyuz post-docking press conference at the Russian mission Control Center in Korolev, Russia on Saturday March 28, 2009. The Soyuz TMA-14 docked to the International Space Station carrying Expedition 19 Commander Gennady I. Padalka, Flight Engineer Michael R. Barratt and Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  6. KSC-97PC1436

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1997-09-25

    STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, at center facing camera, prepares to enter the Space Shuttle Atlantis at Launch Pad 39A, with the assistance of Rick Welty, in foreground at center, United Space Alliance (USA) orbiter vehicle closeout chief; and closeout team members, in background from left, Jim Davis, NASA quality assurance specialist; and George Schramm, USA mechanical technician. STS-86 Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov, in foreground at far left, is awaiting his turn

  7. Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-01-29

    power in 1999-2000 (first as prime minister, then as president), according to most observers. During this period, the State Duma (lower legislative...2009 est., purchasing power parity). Political Leaders: President: Dmitriy Medvedev; Prime Minister: Vladimir Putin; Speaker of the State Duma ...Minister. In November 2008, constitutional amendments extended the presidential term to six years and the term of Duma Deputies from four to five

  8. Stability in Russia’s Chechnya and Other Regions of the North Caucasus: Recent Developments

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-04-03

    Putin Meets with Members of the International Discussion Club Valdai,” at www.government.ru/content/governmentactivity/mainnews/archive/2008/09/11...has claimed that Islamic extremists in North Ossetia have been targeting gambling clubs (which were banned but are still operating surreptitiously...the North Caucasus. As a recent sign of such support, Vladimir Vasilyev, head of the Duma Security Committee, stated during a late March 2009 visit

  9. Development of Combined Asymptotic and Numerical Procedures for Transonic and Hypersonic Flows.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1996-04-01

    transparent with respect to these disturbances. It is this property that provides an opportunity to use absorption to maintain or increase the laminar flow... properties . For thin shock layers, we have extended steady Newtonian asymptotic theory to the unsteady case. We have used the theory to demonstrate...Norman D. Malmuth a Professor Julian D. Cole 0 Dr. Alexander V. Fedorov a Dr. Andrd lhokhlov * Professor Vladimir Ya Neiland * Dr. Vera M. Neyland

  10. Cosmonauts and astronauts during medical operations training

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    1994-06-11

    Astronaut Norman E. Thagard (right center), a guest researcher on Russia's Mir 18 mission, monitors a test of a subject (out of frame) in the Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP) device. Others pictured, left to right, are Todd Schlegel (seated) of the Medical Sciences Division at JSC, unidentified trainer, Linda Barrows of Krug; cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, mission commander; cosmonaut Gennadiy M. Strekalov, Thagard and cosmonaut Alexsandr F. Poleshchuk, Mir 18 reserve flight engineer.

  11. Fast Nonlinear Optical Switch Based on Resonant Vanadium Pentoxide (V2O5) Metasurfaces

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    2016-05-19

    Fast Nonlinear Optical Switch Based on Resonant Vanadium Pentoxide (V2O5) Metasurfaces Samad Jafar-Zanjani,1, a) Jierong Cheng,1, b) Vladimir...Dated: 19 May 2016) A novel low-profile nonlinear metasurface , consisting of a single-layer of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5), is proposed and numerically...investigated by a nonlinear full-wave finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. The metasurface acts as an ultrafast optical switch, being

  12. A Resource Network Strategy for Afghanistan

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-12-01

    Haberpercent20andpercent20Menaldopercent20WSJ.pdf; “Oh Great, Another Congo,” Democracy in America : American Politics (blog), Economist, July 14, 2010, accessed on August 26, 2013, http...Popular Islamists generally tolerate and accept the presence of Americans in Afghanistan. Many of them understand that America’s intentions are...Obruchev, Vladimir. Field Geology. Moscow: Academy of Sciences, 1927. “Oh Great, Another Congo.” Democracy in America : American Politics (blog

  13. Russian Tactical Lessons Learned Fighting Chechen Separatists

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-04-01

    capital of Moscow. On 21 August 2004, some 250 Chechen insurgents, many reportedly dressed as policemen, attacked simultaneously in twelve different...parts of the Chechen capital of Grozny. The timing of the event, a few hours before Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise visit to the grave... capital of the neighboring Russian republic of Ingushetia and stopped and executed police who came to, as they thought, “support” their brothers

  14. Navy Attrition and Turnover in Private Industry: Concepts, Measurement and Management.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-08-01

    enlistments among critical skills , private industry employers have largely brought this decades-old problem under control. Much of this paradox can be explained...associated with employee skills and education% in a classic, frequent- ly quoted study of the differences in quit rates among 7/ manufacturing industries...Vladimir Stoikov and Robert L. Raimon put the "quality of the work force" or rich- ness of the skills mix in an industry at the top among variables

  15. American and Soviet engineers examine Soyuz docking system prior to tests

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1974-01-01

    Three Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) engineers look over a Soyuz spacecraft docking system prior to an ASTP docking mechanism fitness test conducted in bldg 13 at JSC. They are, left to right, Robert White, Vladimir Syromyatnikov and Yevgeniy Bobrov. White is the American Chairman of ASTP Working Group No.3, and Syromyatnikov is his Soviet counterpart. Bobrov is a junior researcher with the Institute of Machine Building.

  16. The Impact of Czech Domestic Politics on Missile Defense Agreements Between the United States and the Czech Republic

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-04-01

    Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Standing Delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly, Dr. Jiri Payne. He wrote an analysis on the value of missile...center-right.22 The new prime minister was Vladimir Spidla (CSSD) who replaced the retiring Milos Zeman . All of the parties mentioned above were pro...the CSSD, Jiri Paroubek, as the new prime minister. Paroubek, although not nearly as supportive as the ODS politicians of the radar, initially

  17. Development of the Theory and Algorithms for Synthesis of Reflector Antenna Systems

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    1991-11-28

    reflector antennas with distributed sources, IEE Proceedings, v. 136, Pt. H. No.5, 1989, pp.361-366 31 [191 B.S. Westcott , Shaped Reflector Antenna ... reflector antenna systems in geometric optics approximation. During the reporting period the direct and inverse problems of design of reflector antennas ...in design of single and dual reflector antennas ’ by Vladimir Oliker, Elsa Newman 2 , and Laird Prussner Introduction

  18. JPRS Report. Soviet Union: Political Affairs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-11-18

    Edgars Melkisis, journalist Vladimir Steshenko, Master of Theology Yuris Rubenis, LGU Docent and Candidate of Philosophical Sciences Peteris Lakis...past. You console yourself with the thought that you will come back to it tomorrow, knowing almost certainly that you will not. But so what? This is...assuringly that, on the basis of all the indicators, it corresponds to the GOST that was approved by the USSR Ministry of Health. The answer consoles

  19. Virology Interest Group Seminar | Center for Cancer Research

    Cancer.gov

    Virology Interest Group Seminar.  September 7th, Building 50, Room 2328 from 3:00 until 4:00.   We will have two presenters. Dr. Vladimir Majerciak: The full transcription map of mouse papillomavirus type 1 (MmuPV1), Tumor Virus RNA Biology Section, RNA Biology Laboratory, NCI Dr. Zhi-Ming Zheng: Viral DNA replication regulates HPV18 transcription and gene expression, Tumor Virus RNA Biology Section, RNA Biology Laboratory, NCI    

  20. JPRS Report East Europe.

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    2007-11-02

    and 9 May 90 p 4 Moravia there is no university where only one-third of Slovak students are studying . In the future, everyone [Interview with Vladimir...of the Apartment Allocation Department of the and the employees studied my "excerpt" from the list Okres National Committee (ONV) in Prague 1 on with...rushing through Ivan Lilov has brought 30 kg of cucumbers from Stam- prices. Yesterday, cucumbers sold at the Georgi Kirkov boliyski. He worked

  1. Implementation Of Simulink Controller Design On IRIS+ Quadrotor

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-09-01

    Instead of the PID controller used in this thesis, alternatives to the controller design (e.g. LQR ) can be implemented on the Iris+ quadrotor to...at AIAA InfoTech@Aerospace Conf., Washington, DC, 2005. [29] S. Bouabdallah, A. Noth and R. Siegwart, “PID vs LQR control techniques applied to...SIMULINK CONTROLLER DESIGN ON IRIS+ QUADROTOR by Wei Zhong Fum September 2015 Thesis Advisor: Vladimir Dobrokhodov Second Reader: Noel

  2. Nonlocal Optical Response of Plasmonic Nanowire Metamaterials

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    2014-01-01

    quantum dots, and other quantum mechanical systems can be substantially altered by the surrounding materials. Due to the correlation between...C. L., et al. " Quantum nanophotonics using hyperbolic metamaterials." Journal of Optics 14.6 (2012): 063001. [35] Ginzburg, V. L. "Electromagnetic...K., R. C. McPhedran, and Vladimir M. Shalaev. " Electrodynamics of metal-dielectric composites and electromagnetic crystals." Physical Review B 62.12

  3. National Calendar-2014

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Matvei, Valeria; Svet, Natalia-Maria; Puscasu, Madlena; Ciobanu, Maria; Netida, Xenia; Pohila, Vlad

    2014-02-01

    The following biographies of scientists were included in the calendar: Fermi Enrico (1901-1954), Gagarin Iury (1934-1938), Kirchhoff Gustav Robert (1824-2009), Kot Mihail V.(1914-1967), Lalescu Traian (1882-1929), Laplace Pierre Simon Marchiz de (1749-1827), Loumiere Louis, Pavlov Mihail (1884-1961), Steklov Vladimir(1864-1926), Ulugbek Mahhomed Taragai (1394-1449). A short presentation of the Harvard University, founded in 1639, has been given also.

  4. Acoustic Travel-Time Tomography of the Atmosphere at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory

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    2012-06-12

    REPORT Acoustic travel-time tomography of the atmosphere at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory 14. ABSTRACT 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: see...Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211 15. SUBJECT TERMS acoustic tomography, temperature and velocity fields Vladimir Ostashev, Sergey Vecherin, Keith Wilson ...atmosphere at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory Report Title ABSTRACT see Abstract in the paper Conference Name: 16th International Symposium for the

  5. Grounding the Underground

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-06-01

    Vladimir Lenin, as well as the work of social movement theory thinkers, such as Doug McAdam and Sydney Tarrow . The current doctrine underspecifies the...Unconventional Warfare” unpublished draft, forthcoming in Special Warfare Magazine 26 (2013). 56 Sydney G. Tarrow , Power in Movement: Social Movements and...facilitate recruitment. In Power in Movement, Sydney Tarrow discusses three broad types of collective action in contentious politics: disruption

  6. Expedition 39 Crewmembers Inflight Portrait

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2014-04-11

    ISS039-E-011175 (11 April 2014) --- Inside the Zvezda service module on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, the six Expedition 39 crew members face the camera during a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. From left to right are NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, both flight engineers; Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Tyurin and Oleg Artemyev, all flight engineers with Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

  7. Expedition 39 Crewmembers Inflight Portrait

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2014-04-11

    ISS039-E-011174 (11 April 2014) --- Inside the Zvezda service module on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, the six Expedition 39 crew members face the camera during a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. From left to right are NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, both flight engineers; Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Tyurin and Oleg Artemyev, all flight engineers with Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

  8. Worldwide Report, Arms Control

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    to ABC television, in which, while avoiding discussion of the specific proposals submitted by the Soviet Union, he generally tried to demonstrate that...military writer Vladimir Bogachev. Having adopted its "star wars" programme in 1983, Washington announced that the deploy- ment of new ABM strike...Western Europe. ....-, Even the "defensive" ABM systems, currently developed in the United States under its "star wars" plan — particle-beam weapons

  9. Dividing the glory of the fathers

    SciTech Connect

    Leskov, S. )

    1993-05-01

    theere is an intense debate between the Russian secret service and nuclear scientists on the history of Soviet nuclear weapons. The author does not wish to take sides in this controversy, but has gathered materials on the role of the intelligence service in the creation of th Soviet atomic bomb from a variety of sources. He presents in this article previously unpublished information made available to him by Colonel Vladimir Barkovski of the Russian intelligence services.

  10. 25 years of European human spaceflight.

    PubMed

    Feustel-Buechl, Jorg

    2003-11-01

    The article reviews the first 25 years of the European Space Agency's involvement in human space flight. The article explores the evolution of ESA's participation, including cooperative programs with NASA and with the Soviet Union/Russia. Current and future activities planned for the European Astronaut Centre are discussed. Interviews with Ulf Merbold and Vladimir Remek are included along with comments by Claude Nicollier, Frank De Winne, Umberto Guidoni, and Claudie Haignere.

  11. Stability in Post-Tito Yugoslavia: Implications for US Policy.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-05-27

    Overseas Private Investment Corporation backing. 2. Take action to assist Yugoslavia to overcome her balance of payments, inflation, hard currency debt, and...2. Burks, R.V. "The National Problem and the Future of Yugoslavia." The Rand Corporation , October 1971, P-4761. 3. Tables 2-1 and 2-2. 4. Zaninovich...34The Future Of Yugoslavia." (Santa Monica, California: Rand Corporation , May 1974, P-5243), p. 2. 3. Dedijer, Vladimir, et. al., HistorX of Yugoslavia

  12. Tyurin and Dezhurov assemble NASDA exposure experiment cases during Expedition Three

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2001-10-12

    ISS003-E-6571 (12 October 2001) --- Cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin (foreground) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, both Expedition Three flight engineers, work with Japan’s National Space Development Agency (NASDA) hardware for the Micro-Particles Capturer (MPAC) and Space Environment Exposure Device (SEED) experiment in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station (ISS). Tyurin and Dezhurov represent Rosaviakosmos. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  13. Analyst Performance Measures. Volume 3. Information Quality Tools for Persistent Surveillanec Data Sets

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-11-01

    paper entitled, “Volkan H. Bagci, Mariofanna G. Milanova, Roumen Kountchev, Roumiana Kountcheva, Vladimir Todorov : Object and Scene Recognition Using...Attention,” ICPR 2008, 1-4 [10] M.Milanova , S. Rubin, R. Kountchev, V. Todorov , R. Kountcheva, “Combined Visual Attention Model for Video Sequences...representation of the spatial envelope”, Int.J.Comut Vision 42,145-175, 2001 [9] M.Milanova , S. Rubin, R. Kountchev, V. Todorov , R. Kountcheva

  14. Worldwide Report, Arms Control.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    would create a fundamentally new situation in Soviet- American relations and would change the whole international climate . It is also difficult to...Vladimir Posner 17 Moscow Commentator Points at U.S. ’Class Hypocrisy’ (Dmitriy Antonovich Volkogonov; Moscow Domestic Service, 19 Oct 85) 19 - a...chose last year, Prime Minister Lubbers yesterday stressed the importance of a change of direction in international trends. The positive elements

  15. Investigating Quantum Modulation States

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-03-01

    CHIEF ENGINEER: / S / RICHARD MICHALAK, Chief Information Transmission Branch Computing & Communications Division / S / JOSEPH A . CAROLI...GRANT NUMBER N/ A 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 61102F 6. AUTHOR( S ) David H. Hughes, Reinhard Erdman, Vladimir Nikulin 5d. PROJECT NUMBER T1QD 5e...does not share the transformation, A and B enjoy an information advantage over E. Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited. 3 This

  16. Memorial V.J.Glaser

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2016-07-12

    Plusieurs orateurs rendent hommage au grand physicien et scientifique Vladimir Jurko Glaser (1924 - 1984) qui travaillait au Ruder Boscovic Institut à Zagreb avant de venir au Cern en 1957 où il trouvait un poste permanent au département de physique théorique. Walter Tearing, Harry Lehmann,Henry Epstein, Jacques Bros et André Martin font des résumés biographiques de leurs collègue et ami en honorant ses grands qualités d'homme et ses remarquables conquêtes de la science et leurs accomplissement.

  17. USSR Report, Space

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-11-12

    New Plans for Station (Yu. Semenov; PRAVDA, 8 Sep 86) , 36 SPACE SCIENCES Self-consistent Gas Dynamic Model of Solar Wind Flow Around Comet...unit. In line with the flight program, the landing of the "Soyuz TM" ship is planned for 30 May. The orbiting complex "Mir"—"Progress-26" continues...Kizim and Vladimir Solovyev are continuing planned work on board the scientific research complex "Salyut-7"—"Soyuz T-15"—"Cosmos-1686." The condition

  18. High Performance Local Area Networks

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-05-01

    Carter ; Curtis R. Menyuk , IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology Vol. 20 pp. 1124-1131(2002). 2. “Quantitative Experimental Study of Intra-Channel...Student Member, IEEE, Heider N. Ereifej, Member, IEEE, Vladimir S. Grigoryan, Member, IEEE, Gary M. Carter, Member, IEEE, and Curtis R. Menyuk , Fellow...photograph and biography not available at the time of publication. Curtis R. Menyuk (SM’88–F’98) was born March 26, 1954. He received the B.S. and M.S

  19. Decontamination, decommissioning, and vendor advertorial issue, 2006

    SciTech Connect

    Agnihotri, Newal

    2006-07-15

    The focus of the July-August issue is on Decontamination, decommissioning, and vendor advertorials. Major articles/reports in this issue include: NPP Krsko revised decommissioning program, by Vladimir Lokner and Ivica Levanat, APO d.o.o., Croatia, and Nadja Zeleznik and Irena Mele, ARAO, Slovenia; Supporting the renaissance, by Marilyn C. Kray, Exelon Nuclear; Outage world an engineer's delight, by Tom Chrisopher, Areva, NP Inc.; Optimizing refueling outages with R and D, by Ross Marcoot, GE Energy; and, A successful project, by Jim Lash, FirstEnergy.

  20. STS-108 Flight Day 5 Highlights

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    On this fifth day of the STS-108 mission, the STS-108 crew (Commander Dominic Gorie, Pilot Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani), Expedition 3 crew (Commander Frank Culbertson, Jr. and Flight Engineers Mikhail Turin and Vladimir Dezhurov), and Expedition 4 crew (Commander Yuri Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Daniel Bursch) join in an on-orbit conference to honor those who lost loved ones in the September 11th tragedy. They are also seen moving equipment from the Rafaello Multipurpose Logistics Module to the International Space Station.

  1. STS-108 Flight Day 7 Highlights

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    On this seventh day of the STS-108 mission, NASA Ground Control, STS-108 crew (Commander Dominic Gorie, Pilot Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani), Expedition 3 crew (Commander Frank Culbertson, Jr. and Flight Engineers Mikhail Turin and Vladimir Dezhurov), and Expedition 4 crew (Commander Yuri Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Daniel Bursch) are seen during a ceremony of remembrance on the three-month anniversary of the September 11th tragedy. The three crews also answer questions from the press on their missions. They are seen as they transfer supplies and equipment from the Rafaello Multipurpose Logistics Module.

  2. STS-105 Flight Day 11 Highlights

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    On this 11th day of the STS-105 mission, the three crews, Expedition 2 (Commander Yuriy Usachev and Flight Engineers James Voss and Susan Helms), Expedition 3 (Frank Culbertson, Jr., Mikhail Turin, and Vladimir Dezhurov), and STS-105 (Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Fred Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Dan Barry and Pat Forrester), gather to say a few words about the changeover of the control of the International Space Station (ISS). Footage shows the undocking of Discovery from the ISS. STS-105 and E2 crews answer questions about the stay on the ISS in an on-orbit interview.

  3. STS-105 Flight Day 5 Highlights

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    On this fifth day of the STS-105 mission, the transfer of supplies from the Leonardo Multipurpose Logistics Module to the International Space Station (ISS) and the handover of control of the ISS from the Expedition 2 crew (Yuriy Usachev, Jim Voss, and Susan Helms) to the Expedition 3 crew (Frank Culbertson, Jr., Mikhail Turin, and Vladimir Dezhurov) continue. Commanders Usachev and Culbertson answer questions about the ISS in an on-orbit interview, and the Expedition 3 crewmembers give a video tour of their new sleeping quarters on the ISS. The north Pacific Ocean and the United States Pacific northwest are seen from space.

  4. STS-71 Mission Highlights Resources Tape

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    The flight crew of the STS-71 Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis Commander Robert L. Gibson, Pilot Charles J. Precourt, Mission Specialists, Ellen S. Baker, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Gregory J. Harbaugh, and Payload Specialists, Norman E. Thagard, Vladimir Dezhurov, and Gennadiy Strekalov present an overview of their mission. It's primary objective is the first Mir docking with a space shuttle and crew transfer. Video footage includes the following: prelaunch and launch activities; the crew eating breakfast; shuttle launch; on orbit activities; rendezvous with Mir; Shuttle/Mir joint activities; undocking; and the shuttle landing.

  5. Preface

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rodionova, Valeria V.; Kurlyandskaya, Galina V.

    2016-10-01

    This special issue of Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials contains selected peer-reviewed papers from the International Baltic Conference on Magnetism: focus on biomedical aspects (IBCM-2015) held in Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad region, Russia on the base of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU, Kaliningrad, Russia) during August 30-September 03, 2015. Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU, Yekaterinburg, Russia) acted as a co-organizer of the IBCM-2015. IKBFU and UrFU vice-rectors for science - Prof. Artyom V. Yurov and Prof. Vladimir V. Kruzhaev - took a special care for the IBCM-2015.

  6. Historical aphasia cases: "Tan-tan", "Vot-vot", and "Cré nom!".

    PubMed

    Teive, Hélio A G; Munhoz, Renato P; Caramelli, Paulo

    2011-06-01

    We describe three cases of aphasia in patients who were internationally famous historical personalities, such as the case of Mr. Leborgne ("Tan") published by Paul Broca in 1861, which became a reference for the study of aphasias. The other cases described here are those of the Russian revolutionary and politician Vladimir Ilyitch Ulianov (Lenin) ("Vot-vot") and the French poet Charles Baudelaire ("Cré nom!"). Besides their historical relevance and the clinical picture of aphasia, these three cases share as a common feature the occurrence of speech automatisms or stereotypes.

  7. Cosmonauts Solovyev and Dezhurov exchange information on Mir

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1995-07-10

    STS071-118-007 (27 June - 7 July 1995) --- Onboard the Russia?s Mir Space Station Mir Base Block, cosmonauts Anatoly Y. Solovyev (left) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Mir 19 and 18 commanders, respectively, exchange information about their research tasks. The two represent a change of guard aboard Mir, as Dezhurov prepares to come back to Earth with the STS-71 crew aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Nikolai M. Budarin and Gennadiy M. Strekalov - cosmonaut/flight engineers making the same exchange -- are out of frame.

  8. Distributed Cooperative Control of Multiple Nonlinear Systems with Nonholonomic Constraints and Uncertainty

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-04-04

    0704-0188 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) - UU UU UU UU 04-05-2015 24-Feb- 2012 23-Feb-2015 Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited Final...06/26/2014 08/01/2013 08/01/2013 08/07/ 2012 21.00 10.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 Received Paper 9.00 8.00 3.00 4.00 1.00 Vladimir Djapic, Wenjie Dong, Adi...control conference. 18-JUN-13, . : , Wenjie Dong. On Consensus of Multiple Uncertain Nonlinear Systems, 2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel

  9. A: The Progression of a Catalytic Immune Response. B: Molecular Recognition of Anions by Silica Bound Sapphyrin

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-08-01

    opinions. Thanks to Vladimir Kral who provided much beneficial guidance, in addition to synthesizing the sapphyrin- modified silica gels. Finally...Exptl. Biol. Med. 1968, 128, 558. 36. Tramantano, A; Janda K.D.; Lerner, R.A. Scinece 1988, 234, 1570-1573. 37. Pollack, S.J.; Jacobs, J.W.; Schultz...Hilvert, D. Science 1991, 253, 1019-1022. 56. Janda , K.D.; Ashley, J.A.; Jones, T.M.; Mcleod, D.A.; Schloeder, D.M.; Weinhouse, M.I. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990

  10. The United States’ European Phased Adaptive Approach Missile Defense System: Defending Against Iranian Missile Threats Without Diluting the Russian Deterrent

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-01-01

    responsible move by the U.S. president.”16 Then–Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin , echoing this sentiment, said, “The latest decision by the Obama...2020, a new arms race will begin.”26 Similarly, Russian President Putin said in a statement in August 2012, “ Russia is open to new joint initiatives...Publications, Inc., 1971. Boyer, Dave, “Obama Defends Russia ‘Reset’ Despite Strained Ties with Putin ,” Washington Times, September 4, 2013. As of

  11. Global warming at the summit

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    During the recent summit meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Bill Clinton, the two leaders reaffirmed their concerns about global warming and the need to continue to take actions to try to reduce the threat.In a June 4 joint statement, they stressed the need to develop flexibility mechanisms, including international emissions trading, under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They also noted that initiatives to reduce the risk of greenhouse warming, including specific mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol, could potentially promote economic growth.

  12. Signing of agreement on information policy for ASTP mission

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1974-01-01

    John P. Donnelly (seated right), NASA Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs, and Vladen S. Vereshchetin (seated left), Vice Chairman of Intercosmos, USSR Academy of Sciences, initial an agreement on information policy for the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo Soyuz Test Project mission during ceremonies in Moscow in September 1974. Other members of the joint public affairs delegation looking on are, standing left to right, Vladimir A. Denissenko, Tatyana Klotchkovsaya, Igor P. Rumyantsev, John W. King, Nicholas Timacheff, and Robert Shafer. King is the Public Affairs Officer at JSC. Timacheff is the language officer with the JSC ASTP office. Shafer is NASA Deputy Assitant Administrator for Public Affairs (television).

  13. Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov seen in Mir's window from Shuttle Discovery

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1995-02-06

    STS063-711-080 (6 Feb. 1995) --- Cosmonaut Valeriy V. Polyakov, who boarded Russia's Mir Space Station on January 8, 1994, looks out Mir's window during rendezvous operations with the Space Shuttle Discovery. This is one of 16 still photographs released by the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Public Affairs Office (PAO) on February 14, 1995. Onboard the Discovery were astronauts James D. Wetherbee, mission commander; Eileen M. Collins, pilot; Bernard A. Harris, Jr., payload commander; mission specialists C. Michael Foale, Janice E. Voss, and cosmonaut Vladimir G. Titov.

  14. ASTRONAUT ACTIVITY - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - SOFTWARE - KSC

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1975-02-08

    S75-24108 (8-10 Feb. 1975) --- A group of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project crewmen inspects an Apollo spacesuit during a three-day tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center. They were at KSC to look over ASTP launch facilities and flight hardware. The six men wearing white caps are, left to right, cosmonaut Valeriy N. Kubasov, interpreter K.S. Samofal (far end of table), astronaut Vance D. Brand, cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov, cosmonaut Vladimir A. Shatalov and astronaut Donald K. Slayton.

  15. On the Inverse Scattering Problem in the Acoustic Environment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-03-03

    16 21 ( 1 − cos(3t)) + 5 28 ( 1 − cos(4t)) ) . (264) The scatterer is a c50 -function in R with support in the interval [− 1 , 1 ]. The performance of the...On the inverse scattering problem in the acoustic environment Ran Duan and Vladimir Rokhlin Technical Report YALEU/DCS/TR-1395 March 3, 2008 1 Report...Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per

  16. STS-71 Shuttle/Mir Flight: Day 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    The first day of the STS-71 flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis is contained in this video. This mission highlights the first U.S. docking with the Mir Space Station. The scope of this part of the STS-71 mission is to drop off and pickup two cosmonauts, and to pickup one American astronaut who has been living aboard the Mir Station for several months. The STS-71 flight crew consists of: Atlantis Mission Specialists Gregory Harbaugh, Ellen Baker, and Bonnie Dunbar; Flight Commander Robert Gibson; Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev, Vladimir Dezhurov; and Gannady Strekalov; and Dr. Norman Thagard. Flight footage contains prelaunch activities.

  17. Optical Interference Coatings Design Contest 2007: triple bandpass filter and nonpolarizing beam splitter.

    PubMed

    Tilsch, Markus; Hendrix, Karen

    2008-05-01

    A triple bandpass filter (28 solutions received) and a nonpolarizing beam splitter (23 solutions received) were the subjects of the design contest held in conjunction with the 2007 Optical Interference Coatings topical meeting of the Optical Society of America. Fifteen designers participated using a wide spectrum of design approaches and optimization strategies to create the submissions. The results differ significantly, but all meet the contest requirements. Fabien Lemarchand wins both contests by submitting the thinnest (6254 nm) triple bandpass design and the widest (61.7 nm) nonpolarizing beam-splitter design. Michael Trubetskov is in second place, followed by Vladimir Pervak in both contests. The submitted designs are described and evaluated.

  18. Russia's energy policy: A framing comment

    SciTech Connect

    Aslund, A.

    2006-05-15

    A prominent specialist on the Russian economy provides a framing comment on two preceding papers entitled 'Russia's Energy Policy' (by Vladimir Milov, Leonard Coburn, and Igor Danchenko) and 'Russia's Energy Policy: A Divergent View' (by Matthew J. Sagers). The author argues that Russia's current energy policy should be viewed as an outcome of competition between three overlapping programs. In this context, he identifies three policy models - the old Soviet, the liberal or oligarchic, and the most recent state capitalist. The latter is currently supported by President Putin, who prioritizes diversification of the country's economy at the expense of diminished investments in the oil and gas sector.

  19. STS-63 crew portrait

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    With the United States and Russian flags in the background, five NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut named to fly aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery for the the STS-63 mission pose for the flight crew portrait at JSC. Left to right (front row) are Janice E. Voss, mission specialist, Eileen M. Collins, pilot; James D. Wetherbee, mission commander; and Vladimir Titov of the Russian Space Agency, mission specialist. In the rear are Bernard A. Harris Jr., payload commander; and C. Michael Foale, mission specialist.

  20. Expedition 32 Preflight

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    2012-07-15

    Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, right, Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and JAXA Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide, left, receive a formal go for launch from Vitaly Alexandrovich Lopota, President of Energia, left, and Vladimir Popovkin, Director of Roscosmos prior to their launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-05M on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz spacecraft with Malenchenko, Williams and Hoshide onboard launched at 8:40 a.m. later that morning Kazakhstan time. Photo Credit: (NASA/Victor Zelentsov)

  1. Expedition 31 Crew Prepares For Launch

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    2012-05-15

    Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Joe Acaba, left, Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, and, Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, right, receive a formal go for launch from Vitaly Alexandrovich Lopota, President of Energia, left, and Vladimir Popovkin, Director of Roscosmos prior to their launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-04M on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz spacecraft with Padalka, Revin, and Acaba onboard, launched at 9:01 a.m. Kazakhstan time on Tuesday, May 15. Photo Credit: (NASA/GCTC/Andrey Shelepin)

  2. Letters to the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1998-09-01

    All the Letters to the Editor in this issue are in the same PostScript or PDF file. Contents Science spreadsheets Richard Beare Institute of Education, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK Calculating the `lost energy' Zhang Yongzhao and Zhang Shuyan Police Frontier Guard Patrol Boat Institute, Zhejiang, Ningbo 315801, People's Republic of China Cartesian diver solves the inverse sprinkler problem Boris M Valiyov and Vladimir D Yegorenkov Department of Physics, Kharkov State University, 4 Svobody sq., 310077, Kharkov, Ukraine Update excellence Karen Barker Lytham St Annes, Lancs, UK

  3. Commission 31: Time

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    Defraigne, Pascale; Manchester, Richard; Matsakis, Demetrios; Petit, Gerard; Hosokawa, Mizuhiko; Leschiutta, Sigfrid; Zhai, Zao-Cheng

    2010-05-01

    Dr R. N. Manchester and Dr M. Hosokawa have been elected as, respectively, the new President and Vice-President of the Commission for the next term, 2009-2012. Concerning the Organizing Committee (OC) Members, we welcome as new members: Felicitas Aris (BIPM, France), Philip Tuckey (LNE-SYRTE, France), Vladimir Zharov (MSU, Russia), and Shougang Zhang (NTSC, China) and we acknowledge the outgoing members: Demetrios Matsakis, Gerard Petit, Mizuhiko Hosokawa, Sigfrid Leschiutta and Zao-Cheng Zhai. P. Defraigne remains on the OC as immediate Past-President.

  4. Signing of agreement on information policy for ASTP mission

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1974-01-01

    John P. Donnelly (seated right), NASA Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs, and Vladen S. Vereshchetin (seated left), Vice Chairman of Intercosmos, USSR Academy of Sciences, initial an agreement on information policy for the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo Soyuz Test Project mission during ceremonies in Moscow in September 1974. Other members of the joint public affairs delegation looking on are, standing left to right, Vladimir A. Denissenko, Tatyana Klotchkovsaya, Igor P. Rumyantsev, John W. King, Nicholas Timacheff, and Robert Shafer. King is the Public Affairs Officer at JSC. Timacheff is the language officer with the JSC ASTP office. Shafer is NASA Deputy Assitant Administrator for Public Affairs (television).

  5. Entanglement of two movable mirrors with a single photon superposition state

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    Ge, Wenchao; Zubairy, M. Suhail

    2015-06-01

    We propose a simple scheme to generate deterministic entanglement between two movable end mirrors in a Fabry-Perot cavity using a single photon superposition state. We derive analytically the expressions of the generated entangled states and the degree of entanglement for each state. We show that strong entanglement can be obtained either in the single-photon strong coupling regime deterministically or in the single-photon weak coupling regime conditionally. We extend our heartiest congratulations to Margarita and Vladimir Man'ko of a magnificent 150 years and dedicate this article to them.

  6. Culbertson leads the way from the U.S. Laboratory into Node 1

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    2001-08-12

    STS105-E-5108 (12 August 2001) --- Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., Expedition Three mission commander, leads cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov (back top), Expedition Three flight engineer, and Scott J. Horowitz, STS-105 commander, into Unity Node 1 during the initial ingress into the International Space Station (ISS) during the STS-105 mission. Culbertson and Dezhurov, accompanied by cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, will be replacing astronauts Susan J. Helms and James S. Voss and cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev as the temporary residents of the ISS. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  7. Disney characters greet prime ASTP crewmen to Florida's Disney World

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    Two Walt Disney comic cartoon characters, Donald Duck and Pluto, were on hand to greet a group of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project crewmen on their arrival at Disney World near Orlando. From left, are interpreter K. S. Samofal, interpreter Nicholas Timacheff, Cosmonaut Vladimir A. Shatalov, Astronaut Vance D. Brand, Astronaut Donald K. Slayton, Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov (squeezing Pluto's nose) and Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford. The astronauts and cosmonauts were in Florida for a three-day inspection tour of the Kennedy Space Center where they looked over ASTP launch facilities and flight hardware.

  8. Evaluating Self-Reflexion Analysis Using Repertory Grids

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    Grice*, James; McDaniel, Brenda L.

    Vladimir Lefebvre’s Algebraic Model of Self-Reflexion is a formal and flexible system for modeling the processes that underlie human judgments. The model has received notable empirical support from studies within personal construct psychology using the repertory grid approach. In this chapter we briefly review this research and the repertory grid method, and then report the results of two new studies on the model conducted in our laboratory. Lastly, we will briefly discuss the implications of our findings with regard to future research on self-reflexion.

  9. STS-108 Flight Day 11 Highlights

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    On this eleventh day of the STS-108 mission, the Expedition 3 crew (Commander Frank Culbertson, Jr. and Flight Engineers Mikhail Turin and Vladimir Dezhurov), Expedition 4 crew (Commander Yuri Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Daniel Bursch), and STS-108 crew (Commander Dominic Gorie, Pilot Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani) are seen as the E3 crew bids farewell to the International Space Station (ISS) that has been their home for the previous several months. Endeavour undocks from ISS and performs the customary flyaround. The STS-108 crew and Commander Culbertson answer questions from the press in an on-orbit interview.

  10. Demikhov's "Mechanical Heart": The Circumstances Surrounding Creation of the World's First Implantable Total Artificial Heart in 1937.

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    Glyantsev, Sergey P; Tchantchaleishvili, Vakhtang; Bockeria, Leo A

    2016-01-01

    The world's first implantable total artificial heart was designed by Vladimir Demikhov as a fourth year biology student in Voronezh, Soviet Union, in 1937. As a prototype of his device, Demikhov must have used an apparatus for extracorporeal blood circulation invented by Sergei Bryukhonenko of Moscow. The device was the size of a dog's native heart and consisted of two diaphragm pumps brought into motion by an electric motor. A dog with an implanted device lived for 2.5 hours. In addition to having the prototype, the preconditions for Demikhov's artificial heart creation were his manual dexterity, expertise in animal physiology, and his mechanistic worldview.

  11. Astronaut Harris checks response of muscles to microgravity

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    1995-02-03

    STS063-86-016 (3-11 Feb 1995) --- With astronaut Janice E. Voss, mission specialist, as his test subject, astronaut Bernard A. Harris, Jr., payload commander and a physician, uses a special biomedical harness experiment to check the response of muscles to microgravity. They are on the mid-deck, where many of the SpaceHab 3 experiments are located. The SpaceHab 3 Module is in the cargo bay. Others onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery were astronauts James D. Wetherbee, commander; Eileen M. Collins, pilot; mission specialists C. Michael Foale and Russian cosmonaut Vladimir G. Titov.

  12. Astronaut Collins and cosmonaut Titov organize TIPS paper messages

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    1995-02-03

    STS063-86-028 (3-11 Feb 1995) --- On the Space Shuttle Discovery's middeck, astronaut Eileen M. Collins and cosmonaut Vladimir G. Titov attempt to organize a lengthy mail message from flight controllers on Earth. Collins was pilot for the eight day mission and Titov served as a mission specialist representing the Russian Space Agency (RSA), thus becoming one of a small number of people to have flown on spacecraft launched by the United States and Russia. Approximately 30 feet of messages from the Thermal Imaging Printing System (TIPS) are spread around the middeck.

  13. Astronauts & cosmonauts sign Gagarin's diary

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    1995-02-22

    S95-04324 (22 March 1995) --- In keeping with Russian tradition, astronaut Norman E. Thagard (left), guest researcher, signs the diary of the late Yuriy A. Gagarin, the first Russian cosmonaut, as his Mir 18 crew mates look on. Cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov (center), mission commander, and Gennadiy M. Strkalov, flight engineer, have been training with Thagard in both the United States and Russia for the past several months. It is customary for each crew member about to aboard a Russian spacecraft to sign the diary.

  14. Disney characters greet prime ASTP crewmen to Florida's Disney World

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    1975-02-08

    S75-24114 (8-10 Feb. 1975) --- Two Walt Disney comic cartoon characters, Donald Duck and Pluto, were on hand to greet a group of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) crewmen on their arrival at Disney World near Orlando. From left, are interpreter K. S. Samofal, interpreter Nicholas Timacheff, cosmonaut Vladimir A. Shatalov, astronaut Vance D. Brand, astronaut Donald K. Slayton, cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov (squeezing Pluto's nose) and astronaut Thomas P. Stafford. The astronauts and cosmonauts were in Florida for a three-day inspection tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center where they looked over ASTP launch facilities and flight hardware.

  15. Disney characters greet prime ASTP crewmen to Florida's Disney World

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    1975-01-01

    Two Walt Disney comic cartoon characters, Donald Duck and Pluto, were on hand to greet a group of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project crewmen on their arrival at Disney World near Orlando. From left, are interpreter K. S. Samofal, interpreter Nicholas Timacheff, Cosmonaut Vladimir A. Shatalov, Astronaut Vance D. Brand, Astronaut Donald K. Slayton, Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov (squeezing Pluto's nose) and Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford. The astronauts and cosmonauts were in Florida for a three-day inspection tour of the Kennedy Space Center where they looked over ASTP launch facilities and flight hardware.

  16. Astronaut Gibson and Comonaut Dezhurov shake hands

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    1995-06-29

    STS071-118-004 (29 June 1995) --- Astronaut Robert L. Gibson, STS-71 commander, shakes the hand of cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Mir-18 commander. The historic handshake took place two and half weeks prior to the 20th anniversary of a similar in-space greeting between cosmonauts and astronauts participating in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP). On July 17, 1975, astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, NASA's ASTP commander, greeted his counterpart, Aleksey A. Leonov in a docking tunnel linking the Soyuz and Apollo spacecraft.

  17. Terrorism Outsourced: The FARC’s Criminal Alliances

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    2014-12-01

    of victims],” Revista Española De Ciencia Política 10 (2004): 53‒79. 108 This is the same terrorist that planned and executed the attack on El Nogal...order to execute terrorist attacks on their behalf.123 122 Revista Dinero, “La Chequera de Las FARC” [The FARC’s checkbook], http...victims].” Revista Española De Ciencia Política 10, (2004): 53‒79. De Nooy, Wouter, Andrej Mrvar, and Vladimir Batagelj. Exploratory Social

  18. STS-86 Mission Specialist Titov visits LC 39A on L-1

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    1997-01-01

    STS-86 Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency stands in front of Launch Pad 39A the day before he is set to lift off on the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The seven crew members came out to the pad to greet family members, friends and other well-wishers. Space veteran Titov will be making his fifth flight, second on the Space Shuttle. The scheduled Sept. 25 launch will be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir.

  19. [FOUNDATION OF THE MUSEUM FOR THE HISTORY OF HEALTH IN 1944 AND ROLE OF ITS FIRST CURATOR STANKO SIELSKI].

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    Fatović-Ferencić, Stella; Tahirović, Husref

    2015-01-01

    The Museum of the History of Health Care in Croatia, as the first such museum in the southeastern part of Europe, was established by the Croatian Medical Association in Zagreb in 1944. Beside Vladimir Ćepulić (1891 - 1964) the head of the Croatian Medical Association, epidemiologist Stanko Sielski (1891 - 1958), was one of the most prominent personalities to be credited for realizing this project. He was born in Gracanica into a family of Polish origin. After his graduation in Vienna in 1919, he worked as an epidemiologist in Konjic, Prozor, Glamoc and other places in the area of Bosnia, mostly involved in typhoid fever and variola eradication. At the beginning of the Second World War he was in Banja Luka where he was given the duty of director of the Department of Endemic Syphilis Eradication. During 1942 and 1943 his correspondence took place with Vladimir Ćepulić, which is today preserved in the Section of the History of Medicine of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb. On the basis of this material it was possible to trace the circumstances of the foundation of the Museum of the History of Health Care, how items were collected for its first exhibition, and the role of Stanko Sielski in preserving the medical heritage and dissemination of knowledge of the history of medicine to a broader audience.

  20. [Tracing a journal fragment from the World War I].

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    Fatović-Ferenčić, Stella

    2015-01-01

    The paper presents a fragment of the World War I journal, discovered recently to belong to Vladimir Jelovšek (1879-1934) the physician, writer and one of the most prominent editors of Liječnički vjesnik. The journal was written during his attendance at the eastern front from June 1915 to July 1916 beginning with the fall of Lvov and partly following both Brusilov's invasions. On the territory of Croatia the war journals written by medical representatives are very rare. However, such sources could extend our knowledge on individual war reflexions, soldiers' principles or mindset, as well as to enable the comparison of their content with the body of already published autobiographical and other sources. Recently detected journal of Vladimir Jelovšek exposes the individual perception of war carried out through traumatic war experience of an individual abruptly exposed to war conditions. Furthermore, it adds to our knowledge the Jelovšek's life enlightening in those segments of his life which haven't been explored so far.

  1. PubMed Central

    KAZAKOV, VALERY M.; RUDENKO, DMITRY I.; STUCHEVSKAYA, TIMA R.

    2014-01-01

    This article shortly examines the biography, scientific activity and scientific work on neuromuscular diseases of the famous Russian neurologist Vladimir Roth who was the founder of neuromuscular disorders study in Russia. In 1876 he was the first in Russia who performed an autopsy and a detailed histological study of a case of progressive muscular atrophy, in which he did not find changes in the nervous system. He called this disease "muscular tabes" i.e. myopathy. In 1884 Vladimir Roth expressed his opinion about the nosological place of the peripheral type of muscular tabes to be considered as a distal myopathy. Dr. Roth became well-known for his monograph of the neuromuscular diseases, published in Moscow in 1895 under the name "Muscular Tabes" in which he described the history of neuromuscular diseases in a very detailed way, analyzing 1014 cases published in the world literature from 1830 to 1893 and 125 personal observations in the period 1874-1894. He performed a thorough analysis of the pattern of muscle involvement using both electrodiagnostic and histological study of muscles and central/peripheral nervous system. We report a short review of this monograph and two cases of peripheral (distal) myopathy. PMID:24843233

  2. Slow waves moving near the openings in highly stressed conditions

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    Guzev, Michail; Makarov, Vladimir

    2017-04-01

    In situ experiments have shown the unusual deformation waves near the openings on high depth of the construction. Process of the wave spreading is beginning after the mining and has two stages of the zonal mesocracking structure formation and development [1]. Extending in a radial direction, the wave poorly fades with distance. For phenomenon modelling the theoretical decision for non-Eucledian models about opening of round cross-section in strongly compressed rock massif is used [2]. The decision qualitatively repeats behaviour of a wave in a rock mass, adjustment of phenomenological parametres is executed. References [1] Vladimir V. Makarov, Mikhail A. Guzev, Vladimir N. Odintsev, Lyudmila S. Ksendzenko (2016) Periodical zonal character of damage near the openings in highly-stressed rock mass conditions. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 164-169. [2] M.A. Guzev, V.V. Makarov, 2007. Deforming and failure of the high stressed rocks around the openings, RAS Edit., Vladivostok, 2007, P. 232 (in Russian).

  3. Farm 2000 and other projects

    SciTech Connect

    Edson, D.V.

    1981-07-20

    Three projects are discussed here: Farm 2000 (a tractorless, energy self-sufficient farm); an energy self-sufficient farm building; and a mobile, three-in-one still, fertilizer spreader and standby generator. The mobile still produces 20 to 25 gallons of 196-proof alcohol per hour, or roughly 50 to 65 gallons per 750 gallons of mash. The diesel powered generator provides electricity for the vacuum pump and for fermentation heat, consuming approximately 2.4 gallons of fuel each hour, and because it can be towed, the by-product can be spread as fertilizer without transferring it to other equipment. This is the invention of Dr. Vladimir Tica, the president of Solar Energy Innovations Corp., Maspeth, NY.

  4. STS-105 MS Barry has suit fit check as part of TCDT

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Daniel Barry happily sits through suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and other crew members Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester are also taking part in the TCDT, which includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew Commander Frank Culbertson and Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, both with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001.

  5. Expedition Three cosmonaut Dezhurov has suit fit check as part of TCDT

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew member Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov undergoes suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and fellow crew members Commander Frank Culbertson and Mikhail Tyurin are taking part in the TCDT along with the STS-105 crew: Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester. Dezhurov and Tyurin are both with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. The TCDT also includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001.

  6. Expedition Three Commander Culbertson has suit fit check as part of TCDT

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson happily sits through suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and fellow crew members Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, both with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, are taking part in the TCDT along with the STS-105 crew: Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester. The TCDT also includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001.

  7. STS-105 MS Forrester has suit fit check as part of TCDT

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester waits to don his helmet during suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and other crew members Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialist Daniel Barry are also taking part in the TCDT, which includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew Commander Frank Culbertson and Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, both with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001.

  8. Expedition Three cosmonaut Tyurin has suit fit check as part of TCDT

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew member Mikhail Tyurin undergoes suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and fellow crew members Commander Frank Culbertson and Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov are taking part in the TCDT along with the STS-105 crew: Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester. Dezhurov and Tyurin are both with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. The TCDT also includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001.

  9. Romania to stop medication for 10,000 HIV patients.

    PubMed

    1999-10-11

    Romania accounted for more than half of European juvenile AIDS cases. Latest data show that 3564 children are infected with HIV and another 5179 developed full-blown AIDS. This is partly because of poor sanitation and unscreened blood. Lack of funds will force Romanian health authorities to infringe free medication for 10,000 people infected with the deadly HIV virus, as disclosed by Dr. Vladimir Strainu, manager of Bucharest¿s hospital for infectious diseases. He added that the interruption of HIV/AIDS treatment for a couple of days would endanger the life of the patients, most of who are children who were infected in the late 1980s through improper medical care.

  10. On V. N. Gribov

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    Ioffe, B. L.

    2013-06-01

    Vladimir Naumovich Gribov was undoubtedly the greatest theoretician of the postwar generation in the USSR. Even a short list of his major scientific achievements is impressive: the theory of threshold multiparticle reactions, Gribov-Froissart projection; shrinkage of the diffraction cone at high energies; Gribov-Pomeranchuk factorization of the contribution of Regge poles; Gribov-Morrison selection rules; Glauber-Gribov theory of diffraction scattering on nuclei; Gribov Reggeon diagram technique; Abramovskii-Gribov-Kancheli rules; the Bjorken-Gribov paradox and Gribov generalized vector dominance; Gribov-Pontecorvo neutrino oscillation; the theorem of bremsstrahlung at high energies; the Gribov-Lipatov evolution equations of structure functions; Gribov copies, and much else besides...

  11. STS-105 Mission Crew Portrait

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    This is the portrait of the astronaut and cosmonaut crewmembers comprising the STS-105 mission. The base crew (bottom center), left to right, are pilot Frederick W. (Rich) Sturckow, Mission Specialists Patrick G. Forester and Daniel T. Barry, and Commander Scott J. Horowitz. The upper right group are the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition Three crew, (left to right) Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, flight engineer; Astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., commander; and Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, flight engineer. The upper left group are the ISS Expedition Two crew, (left to right) Astronaut James S. Voss, commander; Cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, flight engineer; and Astronaut Susan J. Helms, flight engineer. The STS-105 was the 11th ISS assembly flight and launched on August 19, 2001 aboard the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery.

  12. The Russian Calendars after the Christianization of the Country

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    Theodossiou, E.; Manimanis, V. N.; Danezis, E.

    2002-01-01

    The Russians became acquainted with the Christian religion in 860 A.D. In the middle of the 10th Century, Princess Olga of Kiev visited Constantinople and was baptized under the name Elene. Later, when her grandson Vladimir became a Christian, all the Russians became Christians too. Moreover, the Russians adopted the Cyrillic alphabet and the Julian calendar. In 1918 the government replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian one. However, the Russian Orthodox Church never accepted the Gregorian or the New Rectified Julian calendar. Even today it retains the old Julian calendar. An important but short-lived change in the history of the Russian calendar took place in the year 1929. Then the seven-day week was abolished being substituted with five-day intervals. This attempt was unsuccessful and finally the Soviet government restored the use of the initial Gregorian calendar and the ancient seven-day week.

  13. STS-86 M.S. Titov and Chretien walk around Atlantis after landing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    STS-86 Mission Specialists Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency, at left, and Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES, talk about their recently completed U.S. space mission while walking under and around the orbiter Atlantis after landing on KSCs Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility. This was Chretiens third spaceflight, but first on the Space Shuttle. Titov previously flew four times in space, including once on the Space Shuttle as a mission specialist on STS-63. The nearly 11-day STS-86 mission ended with main gear touchdown at 5:55:09 p.m. EDT, Oct. 6, 1997. STS-86 was the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir.

  14. Off-line life tests of Topaz-2 system reactor unit assembly units

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    Oglobin, Boris G.; Proshin, Yuriy F.; Shalaev, Anatoliy I.

    1995-01-01

    Experimental trials of the Topaz-2 nuclear power system (NPS) have been carried out according to the Integrated Experimental Trials Program (IETP). This program involved ground off-line tests of the reactor unit assembly units and their integrated tests as components of the prototype systems. Scopes of tests performed and major results of integrated and off-line tests were presented in the paper by Vladimir P. Nikitin et al. (1993). This paper considers major results of off-line life tests of the cesium unit, automatic control drive, ionization chamber suspension and dry friction pairs. These tests have been carried out in the Central Design Bureau for Machine Building (CDBMB) between 1982 and April, 1994.

  15. Total solar eclipse on August 11th 1999, observed at Kelebija

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    Božić, N.

    2003-10-01

    The observing results of the total solar eclipse on 11th August 1999 are presented. The observation has been made by the Astronomical Division of the Research Society "Vladimir Mandic - Manda" from Valjevo at the village Kelebija (Yugoslavia). The following projects were handled: the photometry of the whole sky, the variability of the magnetic field, atmospheric changes, attendant changes in plants' and animals' behaviour during the eclipse. During the eclipse the decrease of intensity of the local magnetic field was estimated. The temperature dropped by 5.2°C, the humidity has increased, while the atmospheric pressure didn't show any tendency of change. All the plants and animals showed some reaction to the eclipse. A rich photo, video and audio documentary material has been collected.

  16. Ethnoastronomical investigations of the Zavojsko Jezero area (Pirot Yugoslavia)

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    Božić, N.; Ninković, S.

    2003-10-01

    In August 2002 the Astronomical Group of the Research Society "Vladimir Mandić-Manda" from Valjevo performed ethnoastronomical investigations in the Zavojsko Jezero area near Pirot. The present paper deals with the common beliefs of the regional people concerning astronomical phenomena. The informations were obtained by interviewing elderly people in this, mainly rural, area. The obtained results are grouped according to a few key subjects (calendar, Moon, Sun, Milky Way, stars and constellations, world systems) and they are commented as much as possible. The present study is a continuation of the ethnoastronomical studies realised by this Group from 1997 on and forms a part of the project "Ethnoastronomical Research in Serbia" and "History of Astronomy among Serbs".

  17. jsc2017e095972

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    2017-07-17

    jsc2017e095972 (July 16, 2017) --- With a tree-shrouded statue of Vladimir Lenin serving as a backdrop at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 52-53 crewmember Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (left) answers a reporter’s question July 16 as his crewmates, Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) look on. The trio flew to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final pre-launch training for their launch July 28 on the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft and a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Beth Weissinger

  18. jsc2017e095967

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    2017-07-16

    jsc2017e095967 (July 16, 2017) --- With a tree-shrouded statue of Vladimir Lenin serving as a backdrop at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 52-53 crewmember Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) answers a reporter’s question July 16 as his crewmates, Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (left) and Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) look on. The trio flew to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final pre-launch training for their launch July 28 on the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft and a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Beth Weissinger

  19. jsc2017e095968

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    2017-07-16

    jsc2017e095968 (July 16, 2017) --- With a tree-shrouded statue of Vladimir Lenin serving as a backdrop at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 52-53 crewmember Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) answers a reporter’s question July 16 as his crewmates, Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (left) and Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) look on. The trio flew to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final pre-launch training for their launch July 28 on the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft and a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Beth Weissinger

  20. STS-105, Expeditions Two and Three crew portrait in the ISS U.S. Laboratory/Destiny

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    2001-08-17

    STS105-E-5326 (17 August 2001) --- The Expedition Three (white shirts), STS-105 (striped shirts), and Expedition Two (red shirts) crews assemble for a press conference in the U.S. Laboratory. The Expedition Three crew members are, from front to back, Frank L. Culbertson, mission commander; and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, flight engineers; STS-105 crewmembers are, front row, Patrick G. Forrester and Daniel T. Barry, mission specialists, and back row, Scott J. Horowitz, commander, and Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, pilot; Expedition Two crewmembers are, from front to back, cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, mission commander, and James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms, flight engineers. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  1. STS-105 Pre-launch meal includes a cake for both crews

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Before suitup, the STS-105 and Expedition Three crews celebrate the pending launch with a special cake. In red shirts, seated left to right, are STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz. In blue shirts are the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Dezhurov and Tyurin are cosmonauts with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. On the mission, Discovery will be transporting the Expedition Three crew and several payloads and scientific experiments to the ISS, including the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will support the thermal control subsystems until a permanent system is activated, will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:38 p.m. EDT Aug. 9.

  2. Expedition Three, Expedition Two and STS-105 crews pose in the U.S. Laboratory

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    2001-08-17

    ISS003-E-5168 (17 August 2001) --- The Expedition Three (white shirts), STS-105 (striped shirts), and Expedition Two (red shirts) crews assemble for a group photo in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Three crew members are, from front to back, Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., mission commander; and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, flight engineers; STS-105 crew members are, front row, Patrick G. Forrester and Daniel T. Barry, mission specialists, and back row, Scott J. Horowitz, commander, and Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, pilot; Expedition Two crew members are, from front to back, cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, mission commander, James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms, flight engineers. Dezhurov, Tyurin and Usachev represent Rosaviakosmos. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  3. Expedition Three, Expedition Two and STS-105 crews pose in the U.S. Laboratory

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    2001-08-17

    ISS003-E-5171 (17 August 2001) --- The Expedition Three (white shirts), STS-105 (striped shirts), and Expedition Two (red shirts) crews assemble for a group photo in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Three crew members are, from bottom to top, cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, both flight engineers, and Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., mission commander; STS-105 crew members are, front row, Daniel T. Barry, mission specialist, and Scott J. Horowitz, commander, back row, Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, pilot, and Patrick G. Forrester, mission specialist; Expedition Two crew members are, from top to bottom, cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, mission commander, James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms, flight engineers. Dezhurov, Tyurin and Usachev represent Rosaviakosmos. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  4. KSC-01pp1439

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    2001-08-09

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Before suitup, the STS-105 and Expedition Three crews celebrate the pending launch with a special cake. In red shirts, seated left to right, are STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz. In blue shirts are the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Dezhurov and Tyurin are cosmonauts with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. On the mission, Discovery will be transporting the Expedition Three crew and several payloads and scientific experiments to the ISS, including the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will support the thermal control subsystems until a permanent system is activated, will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:38 p.m. EDT Aug. 9

  5. Expedition Three, Expedition Two and STS-105 crews pose in the U.S. Laboratory

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    2001-08-17

    ISS003-E-5169 (17 August 2001) --- The Expedition Three (white shirts), STS-105 (striped shirts), and Expedition Two (red shirts) crews assemble for a group photo in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Three crew members are, from front to back, Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., mission commander; and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, flight engineers; STS-105 crew members are, front row, Patrick G. Forrester and Daniel T. Barry, mission specialists, and back row, Scott J. Horowitz, commander, and Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, pilot; Expedition Two crew members are, from front to back, cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, mission commander, James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms, flight engineers. Dezhurov, Tyurin and Usachev represent Rosaviakosmos. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  6. Expeditions Two, Three and STS-105 crewmembers in group portrait in U.S. Laboratory

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    2001-08-17

    STS105-717-032 (17 August 2001) --- The Expedition Three (white shirts), STS-105 (striped shirts), and Expedition Two (red shirts) crews assemble for this in-flight group portrait in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Three crew members are, from bottom to top, astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., mission commander; and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, flight engineers; STS-105 crew members are, from top left, Scott J. Horowitz, commander, Daniel T. Barry and Patrick G. Forrester (bottom left), both mission specialists, along with Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, pilot; Expedition Two crew members are, from bottom to top, are cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, mission commander, and astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms, flight engineers. Dezhurov, Tyurin, and Usachev represent Rosaviakosmos.

  7. jsc2017e095970

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    2017-07-17

    jsc2017e095970 (July 16, 2017) --- With a tree-shrouded statue of Vladimir Lenin serving as a backdrop at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 52-53 prime and backup crewmembers and some family members pose for pictures July 16 before the crewmembers flew to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final pre-launch training. From left to right are backup crewmembers Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Mark Vande Hei of NASA and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and prime crewmembers Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and his family, including his wife Alexandra, Randy Bresnik of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency and his wife, Alexandra. Ryazanskiy, Bresnik and Nespoli will launch July 28 from Baikonur on the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Beth Weissinger

  8. The XXV International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

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    Bali; Braun, Gunnar; Gattring, Vladimir; Göckeler, Christof; Schäfer, Meinulf; Weisz, Andreas; Wettig, Peter; Tilo

    Lattice 2007, the XXV International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, was held from July 30 to August 4, 2007 at the University of Regensburg, Germany. The scientific program contained 24 plenary session talks and 338 parallel session contributions (talks and posters). The conference topics included: algorithms and machines; applications beyond QCD; chiral symmetry; hadron spectroscopy; hadron structure; nonzero temperature and density; standard model parameters and renormalization; theoretical developments; vacuum structure and confinement; weak decays and matrix elements. We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the following companies and institutions, which was essential for the success of the conference: Bull, Eurotech, IBM, Intel, Sun, DESY, GSI, FZ Jülich, Vielberth Foundation, Kneitinger.Editorial Board:Gunnar Bali, Vladimir Braun, Christof Gattringer (chairman), Meinulf Göckeler, Andreas Schäfer, Peter Weisz, Tilo Wettig

  9. View of signing of ASTP joint flight readiness review

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    1975-01-01

    An overall view of the signing of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) joint flight readiness review in ceremonies on May 22, 1975 in Moscow. Academician Vladimir A. Kotelnikov (on left) and NASA Deputy Administrator George M. Low (in center) are seen affixing their signatures to the ASTP document. Kotelnikov is the Acting President of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Seated at far left is Professor Konstantin D. Bushuyev, the Soviet Technical Director of ASTP. Dr. Glynn S. Lunney, the U.S. Technical Director of ASTP, is seated on Dr. Low's left. Arnold W. Frutkin (in light jacket), NASA Administrator for International Affairs, is standing behind Dr. Low. Academician Boris N. Petrov (in dark suit), Chairman of the USSR Council for International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, is standing behind Kotelnikov. The signing of the agreement took place at the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

  10. New “Editor's choice”: Online journals debut

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    Cole, Stephen

    With all AGU journal articles now published online in advance of the printed journal, AGU members have new options, in terms of how they access the latest research results. An innovative option for those with specific research interests that are covered in several journals is the " Editor's Choice" virtual journal. The first two "Editor's Choice" journals—Biogeosciences and Atmospheric Electricity— debuted in January and are, for a limited time, freely accessible to members on the AGU Web site.An "Editor's Choice" virtual journal is a collection of electronic articles recently published by AGU that have been specially selected for their relevance to a particular topic area. Everett Shock of Washington University St. Louis, is serving as the Collection Editor for "Editor's Choice: Biogeosciences." The "Editor's Choice: Atmospheric Electricity" Collection Editor is Richard E. Orville of Texas A&M University College Station, who is being assisted by advisors David Sentman, University of Alaska, and Vladimir Rakov, University of Florida.

  11. Optical interference coatings design contest 2010: solar absorber and Fabry-Perot etalon.

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    Hendrix, Karen; Oliver, James

    2011-03-20

    Two design problems were posed: a high-temperature solar-selective coating, and a near to mid-infrared Fabry-Perot etalon. A total of 50 submissions were received, 42 for problem A and eight for problem B. The submissions were created through a wide spectrum of design approaches and optimization strategies. Michael Trubetskov and Fabien Lemarchand won the first contest by submitting the design with the highest overall merit function, and the fewest layer/thinnest solar-selective design, respectively. Michael Trubetskov also won the second contest by submitting the thinnest Fabry-Perot etalon design, with a free spectral range standard deviation of 0. Vladimir Pervak and Bill Southwell received second-place finishes. The submitted designs are described and evaluated.

  12. KSC-01pp1427

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    2001-08-06

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, the Expedition Three crew (right) listen to a worker discuss solar panels seen here on a workstand. The crew members are (left to right) Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin and Vladimir Dezhurov. The STS-105 payload includes the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS), Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo and various experiments attached on the port and starboard adapter beams. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. Ammonia is the fluid used in the radiators that cool the Station’s electronics. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss holding the giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and cooling radiators. Leonardo is filled with laboratory racks of science equipment and racks and platforms of experiments and supplies. Discovery is scheduled to be launched Aug. 9, 2001

  13. KSC-01pp1426

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    2001-08-06

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility under the gaze of a worker (far right), the Expedition Three crew look over an Electronic Control Unit. From left are Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin and Vladimir Dezhurov. The STS-105 mission payload includes the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS), Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo and various experiments attached on the port and starboard adapter beams. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. Ammonia is the fluid used in the radiators that cool the Station’s electronics. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss holding the giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and cooling radiators. Leonardo is filled with laboratory racks of science equipment and racks and platforms of experiments and supplies. Discovery is scheduled to be launched Aug. 9, 2001

  14. KSC-01pp1481

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    2001-08-10

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Expedition Three crew member Vladimir Dezhurov (left) is ready for his first space flight, under the guidance of STS-105 Commander Scott Horowitz (center). Helping with flight equipment before launch is (right) USA Mechanical Technician Al Schmidt. The payload on the STS-105 mission to the International Space Station includes the third flight of the Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks, contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. Also, the Expedition Three crew is aboard to replace the Expedition Two crew on the International Space Station, who will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station

  15. KSC-01pp1431

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    2001-08-07

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew members cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov (left) and Commander Frank Culbertson (right) walk to their T-38 jets for their morning training flights. The Expedition Three and STS-105 crews are preparing for launch on Aug. 9. On mission STS-105, Discovery will be transporting the Expedition Three crew and several payloads and scientific experiments to the Space Station. The Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system and will support the thermal control subsystems until a permanent system is activated, will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station

  16. Expedition 33 Prelaunch

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    2012-10-23

    Expedition 33/34 crew members, NASA Astronaut and Flight Engineer Kevin Ford, front left, Russian Cosmonaut and Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, and Russian Cosmonaut and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin, back left, stop at the base of the Soyuz rocket for a formal farewell from President of the S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia Vitaly Lopota, back right, General Director of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin, right center, and NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier prior to the crews launch onboard a Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft to the International Space Station, Tuesday, October 23, 2012, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket will send Ford, Novitskiy and Tarelkin on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/GCTC/Andrey Shelepin)

  17. Expedition Three crew poses for photo on Fixed Service structure

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    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Expedition Three crew poses on the Fixed Service Structure at Launch Pad 39A. From left are cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonaut Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov. The STS-105 and Expedition Three crews are at Kennedy Space Center participating in a Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, a dress rehearsal for launch. The activities include emergency egress training, a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The Expedition Two crew members currently on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001.

  18. Medical operations in Spacelab

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    1995-07-17

    STS071-102-027 (27 June - 7 July 1995) --- Onboard the Spacelab Science Module in the Space Shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay, four astronauts and a cosmonaut team up to collect data from Mir-18 crew members who have been aboard Russia's Mir Space Station for four months. Astronauts Ellen S. Baker (left), Gregory J. Harbaugh (top center) and Bonnie J. Dunbar, STS-71 mission specialists, are joined by astronaut Norman E. Thagard (right) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov (on bicycle ergometer) in the module. Dezhurov was Mir-18 commander and Thagard served as a cosmonaut researcher on the Mir-18 mission. The three STS-71 mission specialists lifted off aboard Atlantis on June 27, 1995, to participate in the historic link-up.

  19. Interacting electrons in a magnetic field in a center-of-mass free basis

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    Kramer, Peter; Kramer, Tobias

    2015-06-01

    We present an extension of the spin-adapted configuration-interaction method (SACI) for the computation of four electrons in a quasi two-dimensional quantum dot. By a group-theoretical decomposition of the basis set and working with relative and center-of-mass (cm) coordinates we obtain an analytical identification of all spurious cm states of the Coulomb-interacting electrons. We find a substantial reduction in the basis set used for numerical computations. At the same time we increase the accuracy compared to the standard SACI due to the absence of distortions caused by an unbalanced cut-off of cm excitations. Dedicated to Margarita and Vladimir Man’ko on the occasion of their 150th birthday.

  20. Hunger strike for science

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    Carlowicz, Michael

    Lamenting the degenerating working conditions for scientists in Russia, geophysicist Vladimir Strakhov and physicist Igor Naumenko-Bondarenko of the United Institute of Physics of the Earth (UIPE) at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) have begun a hunger strike. Strakhov is General Director of UIPE, and Naumenko-Bondarenko is chairman of the Trade Union Committee of UIPE.In a press statement released on September 30 in Moscow, the geophysicists stated that they are striking to “protest the policy of the Government of the Russian Federation with regard to Russian science in general and to the Russian Academy of Sciences in particular.” They blame governmental neglect and, specifically, “the non-payment of funds that were in the 1996 budget” for the “virtual collapse of Russian science.”

  1. STS-105 and Expedition Three crews in White Room at Launch Pad 39A

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    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three crews pose in the White Room on Launch Pad 39A. Standing are (left to right) Pilot Rick Sturckow, Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester, Commander Scott Horowitz and Mission Specialist Daniel Barry. Kneeling are cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonaut Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov. Tyurin and Dezhurov are with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. Both crews are at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency egress, a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001.

  2. Three Holy Men Get Haircuts: The Semiotic Analysis of a Joke

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    Berger, Arthur Asa

    2016-01-01

    This article deals with a typology of 45 techniques of humor that I found when doing research on the mechanisms that generate humor in texts, lists the techniques and applies them to a Jewish joke. It references the work of Vladimir Propp on folktales as analogous in that both are concerned with mechanisms in text that generate meaning. It also deals with four theories about why people find texts humorous, defines the joke as a short narrative with a punch line that is meant to generate mirthful laughter and defines Jewish humor as being about Jewish people and culture as told by Jewish people. It offers a paradigmatic analysis of the joke, and offers some insights into why Jewish people developed their distinctive kind of humor. This article is an enhanced and expanded version of an article which was published in a Chinese semiotics journal (doi:10.1515/css-2015-0022). PMID:27547262

  3. KSC-01pp1429

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    2001-08-07

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew members Commander Frank Culbertson (left) and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov (right) wait by a T-38 jet for their morning training flights. The Expedition Three and STS-105 crews are preparing for launch on Aug. 9. On mission STS-105, Discovery will be transporting the Expedition Three crew and several payloads and scientific experiments to the Space Station. The Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system and will support the thermal control subsystems until a permanent system is activated, will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station

  4. Astronauts & cosmonauts sign Gagarin's diary

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    1995-02-22

    S95-04323 (22 Feb 1995) --- In keeping with Russian tradition, astronaut Norman E. Thagard (seated, left), guest researcher, watches as Vladimir N. Dezhurov (seated, center), signs the diary of the late Yuriy A. Gagarin, the first Russian cosmonaut, as his Mir 18 crew mates and the subsequent Mir crewmembers look on. Cosmonauts Dezhurov, mission commander, and Gennadiy M. Strekalov (seated right, partially obscured), flight engineer, have been training with Thagard in both the United States and Russia for the past several months. Watching are, standing left to right, astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar, Thagard?s alternate crew member; and cosmonauts Anatoliy Y. Solovyev, Mir 19 mission commander, and Nikolai M. Budarin, flight engineer.

  5. View of signing of ASTP joint flight readiness review

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    1975-05-22

    S75-27346 (22 May 1975) --- An overall view of the signing of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project joint flight readiness review in ceremonies on May 22, 1975 in Moscow. Academician Vladimir A. Kotelnikov (on left) and NASA Deputy Administrator George M. Low (in center) are seen affixing their signatures to the ASTP document. Kotelnikov is the Acting President of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Seated at far left is Professor Konstantin D. Bushuyev, the Soviet Technical Director of ASTP. Dr. Glynn S. Lunney, the U.S. Technical Director of ASTP, is seated on Dr. Low?s left. Arnold W. Frutkin (in light jacket), NASA Assistant Administrator for International Affairs, is standing behind Dr. Low. Academician Boris N. Petrov (in dark suit), Chairman of the USSR Council for International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, is standing behind Kotelnikov. The signing of the agreement took place at the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

  6. Meal time in ISS Service Module/Zvezda

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    2001-08-12

    STS105-308-029 (15 August 2001) --- Astronauts and cosmonauts representing three different crews are just about to share a meal in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station (ISS). Scott J. Horowitz, STS-105 mission commander, opens a can of food as he floats near the ceiling. Others from the left are astronaut Susan J. Helms, Expedition Two flight engineer; Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., Expedition Three commander; Yury V. Usachev, Expedition Two commander; James S. Voss, Expedition Two flight engineer and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Expedition Three flight engineer. Not pictured are Daniel T. Barry, STS-105 mission specialist; Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, STS-105 pilot; Patrick G. Forrester, STS-105 mission specialist; and Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition Three flight engineer. Dezhurov, Tyurin and Usachev represent Rosaviakosmos.

  7. Taxi and Expedition Three crews pose for a group photo in Zvezda during Expedition Three

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    2001-10-23

    ISS003-E-7032 (23-31 October 2001) --- The Expedition Three crew (bottom) and the Soyuz Taxi crew assemble for a group photo in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Three crewmembers are astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. (center), mission commander, and cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin (left) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, both flight engineers. The Soyuz Taxi crewmembers are Commander Victor Afanasyev (left), French Flight Engineer Claudie Haignere, and Flight Engineer Konstantin Kozeev. Tyurin, Dezhurov, Afanasyev, and Kozeev represent Rosaviakosmos. Haignere represents ESA, carrying out a flight program for CNES, the French Space Agency, under a commercial contract with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  8. Taxi and Expedition Three crews pose for a group photo in Zvezda during Expedition Three

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    2001-10-23

    ISS003-E-7039 (23-31 October 2001) --- The Expedition Three crew (bottom) and the Soyuz Taxi crew assemble for a group photo in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Three crewmembers are astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. (center), mission commander, and cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin (left) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, both flight engineers. The Soyuz taxi crewmembers are Flight Engineer Konstantin Kozeev (left), Commander Victor Afanasyev, and French Flight Engineer Claudie Haignere. Tyurin, Dezhurov, Afanasyev, and Kozeev represent Rosaviakosmos. Haignere represents ESA, carrying out a flight program for CNES, the French Space Agency, under a commercial contract with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  9. Taxi and Expedition Three crews prepare for a group photo in Zvezda during Expedition Three

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    2001-10-23

    ISS003-E-7029 (23-31 October 2001) --- The Expedition Three crew (bottom) and the Soyuz Taxi crew assemble for a group photo in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Three crewmembers are astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. (center), mission commander, and cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin (left) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, both flight engineers. The Soyuz Taxi crewmembers are Commander Victor Afanasyev (left), French Flight Engineer Claudie Haignere, and Flight Engineer Konstantin Kozeev. Tyurin, Dezhurov, Afanasyev, and Kozeev represent Rosaviakosmos. Haignere represents ESA, carrying out a flight program for CNES, the French Space Agency, under a commercial contract with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. This image was taken with a digital still camera.

  10. Expedition Three crew clasp hands for photo at pad

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Expedition Three crew join hands for a photo on Launch Pad 39A. From left are cosmonaut Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov, Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin. The STS-105 and Expedition Three crews are at Kennedy Space Center participating in a Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, a dress rehearsal for launch. The activities include emergency egress training, a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The Expedition Two crew members currently on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001.

  11. Mickey Mouse greets prime ASTP crewmen to Florida's Disney World

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    A space-suited Mickey Mouse character welcomes the prime crewmen of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) to Florida's Disney World near Orlando. The crewmen made a side-trip to Disney World during a three-day inspection tour of the Kennedy Space Center. Receiving the Disney World welcome are, left to right, Cosmonaut Valeriy N. Kubasov, engineer on the Soviet crew; Astronaut Donald K. Slayton, docking module pilot of the American crew; Astronaut Vance D. Brand, command module pilot of the American crew; Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov, commander of the Soviet crew; Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, commander of the American crew; and Cosmonaut Vladimir A. Shatalov, Chief of Cosmonaut Training for the U.S.S.R.

  12. [Decline of Activity and Shifts in the Methanotrophic Community Structure of an Ombrotrophic Peat Bog after Wildfire].

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    Danilova, O V; Belova, S E; Kulichevskaya, I S; Dedysh, S N

    2015-01-01

    This study examined potential disturbances of methanotrophic communities playing a key role in reducing methane emissions from the peat bog Tasin Borskoye, Vladimir oblast, Russia as a result of the 2007 wildfire. The potential activity of the methane-oxidizing filter in the burned peatland site and the abundance of indigenous methanotrophic bacteria were significantly reduced in comparison to the undisturbed site. Molecular analysis of methanotrophic community structure by means of PCR amplification and cloning of the pmoAgene encoding particulate methane monooxygenase revealed the replacement of typical peat-inhabiting, acidophilic type II methanotrophic bacteria with type I methanotrophs, which are less active in acidic environments. In summary, both the structure and the activity of the methane-oxidizing filter in burned peatland sites underwent significant changes, which were clearly pronounced even after 7 years of the natural ecosystem recovery. These results point to the long-term character of the disturbances caused by wildfire in peatlands.

  13. STS-86 crew arrives at the SLF before launch

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    1997-01-01

    STS-86 Commander James D. Wetherbee, with microphone, addresses press representatives and other onlookers after the astronauts arrival Monday at KSCs Shuttle Landing Facility. The other crew members, from left, are Mission Specialist David A. Wolf; Pilot Michael J. Bloomfield; Mission Specialist Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES; Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynksi; Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency; and Mission Specialist Wendy B. Lawrence. STS-86 is slated to be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. After the docking, Wolf is scheduled to transfer to the Mir 24 crew, replacing astronaut C. Michael Foale. Wolf is scheduled to remain on the Mir for about four months. Liftoff of STS-86 aboard Atlantis is targeted for Sept. 25.

  14. Pulsars In The Headlines

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    Del Puerto, C.

    1967 was the year of the so-called “war of the six days” or “third Arab Israeli war”, the year of the Che Guevara's death in Bolivia, the year of the military coup in Greece and, in medicine, the year of the first human heart transplant. Moreover, the signing of the international agreement on the use of space with peaceful means and the crash of the Russian shuttle Soyuz-1, with Cosmonaut Vladimir Kamarov on board also happened that year. Likewise, Spanish writer and professor of journalists, José Azorín, passed away. However, here we are interested in 1967 because it was the year of the detection of pulsars, which astronomers initially confused with signals from extraterrestrials or Little Green Men. Nowadays, they are still present in the headlines.

  15. Russia sets sights on lunar base

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-06-01

    Vladimir Popovkin, director of Roscomos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, said the agency is setting its sights on the Moon. “We strongly feel that it is time for us to start working toward being able to establish a permanent base on the Moon,” Popovkin said at a 22 May panel discussion and news briefing held in conjunction with the Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington, D. C. Establishing a goal of lunar exploration does not mean that Roscomos is giving up on other priorities such as exploration of Mars, asteroids, or the moons of Jupiter, Popovkin said. “We have much better chances to come up with very productive and tangible results while concentrating on Moon exploration,” he said, noting the findings of water in polar areas.

  16. Special Issue on "Instanton Counting: Moduli Spaces, Representation Theory, and Integrable Systems"

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    Bruzzo, Ugo; Sala, Francesco

    2016-11-01

    This special issue of the Journal of Geometry and Physics collects some papers that were presented during the workshop ;Instanton Counting: Moduli Spaces, Representation Theory, and Integrable Systems; that took place at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands, from 16 to 20 June 2014. The workshop was supported by the Lorentz Center, the ;Geometry and Quantum Theory; Cluster, Centre Européen pour les Mathématiques, la Physique et leurs Interactions (Lille, France), Laboratoire Angevin de Recherche en Mathématiques (Angers, France), SISSA (Trieste, Italy), and Foundation Compositio (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). We deeply thank all these institutions for making the workshop possible. We also thank the other organizers of the workshop, Professors Dimitri Markushevich, Vladimir Rubtsov and Sergey Shadrin, for their efforts and great collaboration.

  17. STS-86 Mission Specialist Titov at SLF for TCDT

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    1997-01-01

    STS-86 Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov grins broadly for photographers after he and other crew members arrive at KSCs Shuttle Landing Facility for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. This will be the fifth spaceflight, second aboard the Space Shuttle, for Russian cosmonaut Titov, who is a colonel in the Russian Air Force. On STS-86, he will become the first non-American astronaut to perform a Shuttle-based extravehicular activity or spacewalk. STS-86 will be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir, on which Titov spent a then-record 366 consecutive days in space in 1987-88. STS-86 is targeted for a Sept. 25 launch aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

  18. PREFACE: 1st International School and Conference "Saint Petersburg OPEN 2014" on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures

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    2014-09-01

    Dear Colleagues, 1st International School and Conference "Saint Petersburg OPEN 2014" on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures was held on March 25 - 27, 2014 at St. Petersburg Academic University - Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The School and Conference included a series of invited talks given by leading professors with the aim to introduce young scientists with actual problems and major advances in physics and technology. The keynote speakers were: Mikhail Glazov (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute RAS, Russia) Vladimir Dubrovskii (Saint Petersburg Academic University RAS, Russia) Alexey Kavokin (University of Southampton, United Kingdom and St. Petersburg State University, Russia) Vladimir Korenev (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute RAS, Russia) Sergey Kukushkin (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS, Russia) Nikita Pikhtin (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute RAS, Russia and "Elfolum" Ltd., Russia) Dmitry Firsov (Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia) During the poster session all undergraduate and graduate students attending the conference presented their works. Sufficiently large number of participants with more than 160 student attendees from all over the world allowed the Conference to provide a fertile ground for the fruitful discussions between the young scientists as well as to become a perfect platform for the valuable discussions between student authors and highly experienced scientists. The best student papers, which were selected by the Program Committee and by the invited speakers basing on the theses and their poster presentation, were awarded with diplomas of the conference - see the photos. This year's School and Conference is supported by SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics), OSA (The Optical Society), St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University and by Skolkovo Foundation. It is a continuation of the annual schools and

  19. List of Organizing Committees and Sponsors

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    2012-03-01

    Organizers DIRECTORS Maria L CalvoPresident of International Commission for Optics, Spain Aram V PapoyanDirector of Institute for Physical Research of NAS, Armenia HEADS OF PROJECT Tigran Dadalyan YSU, Armenia Artsrun MartirosyanIPR, Armenia COORDINATOR Narine GevorgyanIPR, Armenia / ICTP, Italy MANAGERS Paytsar MantashyanIPR, Armenia Karen VardanyanIPR, Armenia INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Marcis AuzinshLatvia Roland AvagyanArmenia Tapash ChakrabortyCanada Yuri ChilingaryanArmenia Eduard KazaryanArmenia Albert KirakosyanArmenia Radik KostanyanArmenia Avinash PandeyIndia Marat SoskinUkraine INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE David Sarkisyan (Chair)Armenia Roman AlaverdyanArmenia Dan ApostolRomania Levon AslanyanArmenia Aranya BhattacherjeeIndia Gagik BuniatyanArmenia Vigen ChaltykyanArmenia Roldao Da RochaBrazil Miltcho DanailovItaly Vladimir GerdtRussia Samvel GevorgyanArmenia Gayane GrigoryanArmenia Rafik HakobyanArmenia Takayuki MiyaderaJapan Levon MouradianArmenia Atom MuradyanArmenia Simon RochesterUSA Hayk SarkisyanArmenia Aleksandr VardanyanArmenia LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Narek AghekyanArmenia Anahit GogyanArmenia Melanya GrigoryanArmenia Armen HovhannisyanArmenia Lilit HovhannisyanArmenia Tatevik KhachatryanArmenia Astghik KuzanyanArmenia Satenik KuzanyanArmenia Vladimir LazarevRussia Lilit MantashyanArmenia Hripsime MkrtchyanArmenia Pavel MuzhikyanArmenia Wahi NarsisianArmenia Sahak OrdukhanyanArmenia Anna ReymersArmenia Narine TorosyanArmenia The Symposium was organized by YSU & NAS SPIE Armenian Student Chapter Institute for Physical Research (IPR) of National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU) LT-PYRKAL cjsc Yerevan State University (YSU) Official Sponsors of the Symposium LT-PYRKAlRussian ArmenianSPIE LT-PYRKAL cjscRussian-Armenian UniversityYSU & NAS SPIE Student Chapter Further sponsors NFSATICTPSCSADevout Generation National Foundation of Science and Advanced TechnologiesThe Abdus Salam International Centre

  20. Dimension of quantum phase space measured by photon correlations

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    Leuchs, Gerd; Glauber, Roy J.; Schleich, Wolfgang P.

    2015-06-01

    We show that the different values 1, 2 and 3 of the normalized second-order correlation function {g}(2)(0) corresponding to a coherent state, a thermal state and a highly squeezed vacuum originate from the different dimensionality of these states in phase space. In particular, we derive an exact expression for {g}(2)(0) in terms of the ratio of the moments of the classical energy evaluated with the Wigner function of the quantum state of interest and corrections proportional to the reciprocal of powers of the average number of photons. In this way we establish a direct link between {g}(2)(0) and the shape of the state in phase space. Moreover, we illuminate this connection by demonstrating that in the semi-classical limit the familiar photon statistics of a thermal state arise from an area in phase space weighted by a two-dimensional Gaussian, whereas those of a highly squeezed state are governed by a line-integral of a one-dimensional Gaussian. We dedicate this article to Margarita and Vladimir Man’ko on the occasion of their birthdays. The topic of our contribution is deeply rooted in and motivated by their love for non-classical light, quantum mechanical phase space distribution functions and orthogonal polynomials. Indeed, through their articles, talks and most importantly by many stimulating discussions and intensive collaborations with us they have contributed much to our understanding of physics. Happy birthday to you both!

  1. [Historical and medical review of syphilis-afflicted army leaders, rulers and statesmen].

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    Marinković, Zivorad; Dukić, Slobodanka

    2011-01-01

    Syphilis has changed the course of history. It is a sexually transmitted disease caused by spiral-shaped bacterium, Treponema pallidum. The disease has been known under many names during history, and has had a prominent role in history and literature for the last several hundred years. Since its recognition in 15th-century Europe as a new disease, syphilis has been the subject of great mystery and legends. Many believe that syphilis was brought to Europe by Columbus and his sailors, and, thereafter, many famous persons, such as political figures (King Charles VIII, Queen Mary I, Catherine the Great, Paul I, Vladimir Lenin), musicians and literary greats suffered from syphilis. Syphilis is a chronic, multistage disease with diverse and wide-ranging manifestations. Congenital syphilis is of particular concern, where the lack of prenatal testing and antibiotic treatment of infected pregnant women results in congenital infection of the fetus. Syphilis exists even nowadays and according to the World Health Organization estimates, there are 12 million new cases of syphilis occurring each year. While syphilis eradication seems a biologically plausible goal, the major political, cultural, and logistic difficulties involved make it unlikely. Regrettably, rather than becoming an infection of historical significance, syphilis continues to challenge researchers and clinicians in the era of HIV.

  2. The Physics and Applications of High Brightness Beams: Working Group C Summary on Applications to FELS

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    Nuhn, Heinz-Dieter

    2003-03-19

    This is the summary of the activities in working group C, ''Application to FELs,'' which was based in the Bithia room at the Joint ICFA Advanced Accelerator and Beam Dynamics Workshop on July 1-6, 2002 in Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy. Working group C was small in relation to the other working groups at that workshop. Attendees include Enrica Chiadroni, University of Rome ape with an identical pulse length. ''La Sapienza'', Luca Giannessi, ENEA, Steve Lidia, LBNL, Vladimir Litvinenko, Duke University, Patrick Muggli, UCLA, Alex Murokh, UCLA, Heinz-Dieter Nuhn, SLAC, Sven Reiche, UCLA, Jamie Rosenzweig, UCLA, Claudio Pellegrini, UCLA, Susan Smith, Daresbury Laboratory, Matthew Thompson, UCLA, Alexander Varfolomeev, Russian Research Center, plus a small number of occasional visitors. The working group addressed a total of nine topics. Each topic was introduced by a presentation, which initiated a discussion of the topic during and after the presentation. The speaker of the introductory presentation facilitated the discussion. There were six topics that were treated in stand-alone sessions of working group C. In addition, there were two joint sessions, one with working group B, which included one topic, and one with working group C, which included two topics. The presentations that were given in the joint sessions are summarized in the working group summary reports for groups B and D, respectively. This summary will only discuss the topics that were addressed in the stand-alone sessions, including Start-To-End Simulations, SASE Experiment, PERSEO, ''Optics Free'' FEL Oscillators, and VISA II.

  3. STS-71 cosmonauts and astronauts examine hardware to be flown on mission

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    1994-11-01

    S94-47075 (Nov. 1994) --- In a Shuttle mockup trainer at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), a NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts assigned to Russia's Mir 18 mission check out hardware like that to be flown onboard NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis, the spacecraft that will retrieve the three from their orbital home for three months. Astronaut Norman E. Thagard (left), cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, mission commander; and Gennadiy M. Strekalov, flight engineer; practice using the Recumbent Seating System (RSS). Astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar, Thagard's backup on Mir 18 and mission specialist for STS-71, sits in a conventional middeck launch and entry station in the background. RSS has been manifest to be carried on the Space Shuttle Atlantis for the STS-71 mission. When the Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Russia's Mir Space Station in 1995, Thagard and the two Russian cosmonauts, who will have been onboard Mir for a long duration stay, will join the STS-71 crew for the return to Earth.

  4. Changes in the biological activity of heavy metal- and oil-polluted soils in urban recreation territories

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    Trifonova, T. A.; Zabelina, O. N.

    2017-04-01

    Urban recreation areas of different sizes were investigated in the city of Vladimir. The degree of their contamination with heavy metals and oil products was revealed. The content of heavy metals exceeded their maximum permissible concentrations by more than 2.5 times. The total content of heavy metals decreased in the sequence: Zn > Pb > Co > Mn > Cr > Ni. The mass fraction of oil products in the studied soils varied within the range of 0.016-0.28 mg/g. The reaction of soils in public gardens and a boulevard was neutral or close to neutral; in some soil samples, it was weakly alkaline. The top layer of all the soils significantly differed from the lower one by the higher alkalinity promoting the deposition of heavy metals there. As the content of Ni, Co, and Mn increased and exceeded the background concentrations, but did not reach the three-fold value of the maximum permissible concentrations, the activity of catalase was intensified. The stimulating effect of nickel on the catalase activity was mostly pronounced at the neutral soil reaction. The urease activity increased when heavy metals and oil products were present together in the concentrations above the background ones, but not higher than the three-fold maximal permissible concentrations for heavy metals and 0.3 mg/g for the content of oil products. The nitrifying activity was inhibited by oil hydrocarbons that were recorded in the soils in different amounts.

  5. Physics at the Moscow State University in 70-th. Photographs

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    Gaina, Alex B.

    The Internet proceeding contains various photographs and autographs of scientists from the Moscow State University, made during 70-th and 80-th years of XX-th Century. While no the album refers to Physics in totality, the main part of the album does refer. It includes photographs and autographs of the Members of the Academy of Sciences of U.S.S.R. Il'ya M. Lifshitz, Alexander I. Ishlinskii, Leonid V. Keldysh, Nobel Prize Winners Vitaly L. Ginzburg and Andrej D. Sakharov, Professors: I.M. Ternov, M.I. Kaganov, V.I. Grigor'ev, V.R. Khalilov, V.Ch. Zhukovskij, V.G. Bagrov (Tomsk State University) and other. Another part of peoples on the photographs became later University professors and Members of Academies. A photo concerns the graduated from the Moscow University, astronomer Vladimir A. Albitzky (1892-1952) made in Odessa during the First World War, while another concerns the School "Quantum Particles in intense fields" held in Chisinau in May 1985.

  6. Landau theory and the emergence of chirality in viral capsids

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    Dharmavaram, Sanjay; Xie, Fangming; Klug, William; Rudnick, Joseph; Bruinsma, Robijn

    2016-10-01

    We present a generalized Landau-Brazovskii free energy for the solidification of chiral molecules on a spherical surface in the context of the assembly of viral shells. We encounter two types of solidification transitions. The first type is a conventional first-order phase transition from a uniform to an icosahedral state, described by a single icosahedral spherical harmonic of even l. The chiral pseudo-scalar term in the free energy does not affect the transition. The second type is anomalous: icosahedral spherical harmonics with odd l are unstable. Stability is recovered when admixture with the neighboring l + 1 icosahedral spherical harmonic is included. This is in apparent conflict with the principle of Landau theory that symmetry-breaking transitions are characterized by a single irreducible representation of the symmetry group of the uniform phase. The chiral term selects one of two isomeric mixed-l icosahedral states. A direct transition is possible only over a limited range of parameters. Outside this range, a non-icosahedral state with the symmetry of an isotropy subgroup of the icosahedral group interposes between the uniform and icosahedral states. This paper is dedicated to the memory of our friends and colleagues William Klug and Vladimir Lorman.

  7. Origin of origami cockroach reveals long-lasting (11 Ma) phenotype instability following viviparity.

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    Vršanský, Peter V; Šmídová, Lucia; Valaška, Daniel; Barna, Peter; Vidlička, Ľubomír; Takáč, Peter; Pavlik, Lubomir; Kúdelová, Tatiana; Karim, Talia S; Zelagin, David; Smith, Dena

    2016-10-01

    Viviparity evolved in bacteria, plants, ˃141 vertebrate lineages (ichthyosaurs, lizards, fishes, mammals, and others), and in 11 of 44 insect orders. Live-birth cockroaches preserved with brood sac (3D recovered two times optically) included Diploptera vladimir, Diploptera savba, Diploptera gemini spp.n., D. sp.1-2, and Stegoblatta irmgardgroehni from Green River, Colorado; Quilchena, Republic; McAbee, Canada; and Baltic amber, Russia (49, 54, and 45 Ma). They evolved from rare and newly evolved Blaberidae; they radiated circumtropically, later expanded into SE Asia, and have now spread to Hawaii and the SE USA. Association of autapomorphic characters that allow for passive and active protections from parasitic insects (unique wing origami pleating identical with its egg case-attacking wasp) suggest a response to high parasitic loads. Synchronized with global reorganization of the biota, morphotype destabilization in roaches lasted approximately 11-22 Ma, including both the adaptation of novel characters and the reduction of others. Thus, while viviparity can be disadvantageous, in association with new Bauplans and/or behaviors, it can contribute to the evolution of taxa with viviparous representatives that are slightly selectively preferred.

  8. The emergence and development of Bekhterev's psychoreflexology in relation to Wundt's experimental psychology.

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    de Freitas Araujo, Saulo

    2014-01-01

    After its foundation, the Laboratory for Experimental Psychology at Leipzig University became an international center for psychological research, attracting students from all over the world. The Russian physiologist and psychiatrist Vladimir Bekhterev (1857-1927) was one of Wilhelm Wundt's students in 1885, and after returning to Russia he continued enthusiastically his experimental research on mental phenomena. However, he gradually distanced himself from Wundt's psychological project and developed a new concept of psychology: the so-called Objective Psychology or Psychoreflexology. The goal of this paper is to analyze Bekhterev's position in relation to Wundt's experimental psychology, by showing how the former came to reject the latter's conception of psychology. The results indicate that Bekhterev's development of a philosophical program, including his growing interest in establishing a new Weltanschauung is the main reason behind his divergence with Wundt, which is reflected in his conception of scientific psychology. Despite this, Wundt remained alive in Bekhterev's mind as an ideal counterpoint. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Book Review: Space Research at the Technical University of Moldova.

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    Gaina, Alex

    Recently the historian of the Technical University of Moldova Aurel Marinchuk (Marinciuc) in a collaboration with the editorial team from the same University has published a Jubiliary Album "50 Years of the Technical University of Moldova". The Album is published at the Technical University in Chisinau (The Republic of Moldova). Two chapters of this album present major interest: 1) Space research at the Technical University of Moldova 2) The Foucault Pendulum manufactured at the same University under the supervision of the Rector of University, Dr. Hab. of Technical Sciences and Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Moldova Ion Bostan. The parameters of the Pendulums are: m=102 kg L=17,24 m T=8.35 sec. >From the first chapter We learn that 3 astronauts: Frank Lee Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Dumitru Dorin Prunariu are Doctors Honoris Causa of this University. As well we can found in the album informations about the Microsatellit "Republic of Moldova" built also by a team from the same University. It is ready to fly, but many depends on the funds for launch the Satellite. The Foucault Pendulum presents also interest in view of its possible applications to detect the influence of the relative position of the Sun and the Moon on Earthquakes. As is well known the tidal gravitational Force varies, depending on the relative position of the Sun and the Moon.

  10. Meso- and submesoscale structures in marginal ice zone in Arctic ocean using Sentinel-1 data

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    Tarasenko, Anastasiia

    2016-07-01

    A marginal sea ice zone is a region where ocean currents interact with the sea ice. Recently freezed small sea ice particles (frazil) can be used as a passive tracer for the ocean surface dynamics studies. Sentinel-1 SAR images with a high spatial resolution (40 or 25 m) permit to exploit this approach of "frazil as surface current's passive tracer". A preliminary research on meso- and submesoscale structures in marginal sea ice zone was carried out using Sentinel-1 SAR data. A new dataset of mesoscale structures was created for Eastern Greenland, Barents and Kara seas for 2014-2015. The raw data was processed with SNAP (Sentinel application Platform designed by ESA). A classical method of maximum cross-correlation was tested together with a method developed based on (Kudriavtsev et al, 2014) for eddy-like structures detection. References: Kudryavtsev, Vladimir, I. Kozlov, Bertrand Chapron, and J. A. Johannessen. "Quad-polarization SAR features of ocean currents." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 119, no. 9 (2014): 6046-6065.

  11. Fourth Report of the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions

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    1995-01-01

    On December 6, 1994, the NASA Administrator, Mr. Daniel Goldin, requested that Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, in his role as the Chairman of the NASA Advisory Council Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions, lead a team composed of several Task Force members and technical advisors' to Russia with the goal of reviewing preparations and readiness for the upcoming international Space Station Phase 1 missions. In his directions to Gen. Stafford, Mr. Goldin requested that the review team focus its initial efforts on safety of flight issues for the following Phase 1A missions: the Soyuz TM-21 mission which will carry U.S. astronaut Dr. Norman Thagard and cosmonauts Lt. Col. Vladimir Dezhurov and Mr. Gennady Strekalov aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the Mir Station; the Mir 18 Main Expedition during which Thagard and his fellow cosmonauts, Dezhurov and Strokalov, will spend approximately three months aboard the Mir Station; the STS-71 Space Shuttle mission which will perform the first Shuttle-Mir docking, carry cosmonauts Col. Anatoly SoloViev and Mr. Nikolai Budarin to the Mir Station, and return Thagard, Dezhurov, and Strekalov to Earth.

  12. Meetings with Mark Vishik

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    Kalikinskaya, E. I.

    2014-12-01

    Mark Iosifovich Vishik was my husband Vladimir Chepyzhov's advisor during his years as a student in the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University, and afterwards they worked together for almost 30 years. This is why I knew him personally while not being a mathematician myself: we sometimes talked on the phone, and met during common trips and a few holidays. In his last years, after the death of his devoted wife who was also his best friend, my husband and I decided to visit Mark regularly in order to comfort him in his loneliness, and many other of his friends did the same. I can say without exaggeration that Mark loved to talk with me about everyday matters, to reminisce about his wife Asya Moiseevna, their friends and relatives, to tell stories of his youth and the wonderful encounters that had so enriched his life. We had the idea to write down our conversations and publish them as a book. Unfortunately, few such conversations lay ahead. The last one took place in January 2010. We did not write a book, but we did write an article [1], which was published in English in the form of an interview with Mark. The present article is based on our conversations with Mark. Here I will try to recount his memories about people who played an important role in his life.

  13. STS-86 crew members (Parazynski, Wolf, Lawrence) in slidewire basket

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    1997-01-01

    STS-86 Mission Specialists Scott E. Parazynski, at left, David A. Wolf, and Wendy B. Lawrence, at right, participate in emergency egress training at Launch Pad 39A as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. They are the three U.S. astronauts who will serve as mission specialists during the planned 10-day flight to the Russian Space Station Mir. Also serving as mission specialists will be Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency and Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES. STS-86 will be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Mir. During the docking, Wolf will transfer to the orbiting Russian station and become a member of the Mir 24 crew, replacing U.S. astronaut C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since the last docking mission, STS-84, in May. Launch of Mission STS-86 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for Sept. 25.

  14. Implementation of magnetohydrodynamic energy bypass process for hypersonic vehicles

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    Lee, Ying Ming; Czysz, Paul A.; Bruno, Claudio

    2004-08-01

    The global political structure has changed dramatically since the breakup of the former Soviet Union, and world changes have caused the United States to reprioritize its national hypersonic needs. The US Government has looked at the needs of the future, and the hypersonic aerospace plane is one of the systems included in alternative force structures. One hypersonic aerospace plane concept would involve magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) technology (i.e., the AJAX hypersonic flight vehicle concept) originally proposed by Russian scientist Vladimir Fraishtadt. This paper reports on the current progress and findings of an air-breathing horizontal takeoff and landing design concept using an MHD energy bypass injector ramjet engine being studied at MSE Technology Applications, Inc., HyperTech Concepts, and several universities for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research project. The areas that are addressed in this paper include: (1) ionization required to achieve the required energy bypass, (2) utilization of a nonequilibrium model to calculate nonequilibrium engine ionization conditions, (3) hydrocarbon fuel reforming, and (4) vehicle performance and sizing. A quasi-onedimensional electromagnetic code combined with a new scramjet model, as well as other tools, were used to examine total system performance.

  15. [Neurosciences and the ravings of the Soviet era. Spanish Republican physicians, a set of privileged witnesses].

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    Marco-Igual, Miguel

    2011-08-16

    This study analyses the links between the Russian and Soviet neurosciences and their Spanish counterpart, especially with regard to the experiences of the Spanish Republican physicians exiled in the USSR. The Russian neurosciences, which date back to the second half of the 19th century, followed a path that ran parallel to the discipline throughout the rest of Europe and finally displayed signs of being influenced by the German and French schools. Important figures include Alexei Kojevnikov and Vladimir Bekhterev in neurology, Sergei Korsakov in psychiatry, Ivan Pavlov and his disciple Piotr Anojin in neurophysiology, Lev Vygotsky and Alexander Luria in neuropsychology, and Nikolai Burdenko in neurosurgery. When the Bolsheviks came to power, they brought with them a progressive conception of health care, which was modified during the Stalinist era to serve political interests, above all in the case of psychiatry. During the first third of the 20th century, Spanish scientists became interested in Pavlov's reflexology and the Soviets took a similar interest in Spanish histology. Among the 4500 Spanish Republicans who emigrated to the USSR because of the Spanish Civil War, there were several dozen physicians who were privileged witnesses of the madness that shook the science and the health care of that period. Relevant names worth citing here from the field of the neurosciences include Juan Planelles and Ramon Alvarez-Buylla in neurophysiology, Federico Pascual and Florencio Villa Landa in psychiatry, Angel Escobio and Maria Perez in neurology, Julian Fuster in neurosurgery and Manuel Arce in neuroimaging.

  16. STS-105 and Expedition 3 crews are eager for another launch attempt

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    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three crews give thumbs up on another opportunity to launch after a 24-hour weather delay. In red shirts, seated left to right, are STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz. In blue shirts are the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Dezhurov and Tyurin are cosmonauts with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station'''s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station'''s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10.

  17. [ON HUMAN BODY REACTION TO A CHANGED GEOMAGNETIC BACKGROUND].

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    Sterlikova, I V

    2015-01-01

    Purpose of the work was to test the concept about existence of a heliobiological relation in the Earth's middle-latitude region for which to analyze, as an example, frequency of circulatory disease exacerbation, mental and behavior disorders, and respiratory diseases (bronchial asthma). The subject and object of the experimental statistic survey have been dwellers of city of Murom (Vladimir region) located in middle-latitude geomagnetic region Φ ≈ 53 degrees. The source material in the investigation was medical data of the Murom ambulance service and geophysical data of the Borok geomagnetic observatory (Yaroslavl region). The survey went on 3 years from February, 1985 till December, 1987 and coincided with the rise of the 11th solar cycle. The largest number of calls to the ambulance service due to acute circulatory condition, mental or behavior disorders, respiratory diseases (bronchial asthma particularly) and their fatal outcome fell on periods of long absence of high-frequency geomagnetic pulsation within the frequency range of human biorhythms.

  18. Phase Transitions in the Dynamics of Slow Random Monads

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    Ramos, A. D.; Toom, A.

    2011-12-01

    Let us have a finite set B (basin) with n>1 elements, which we call points, and a map M: B→ B. Following Vladimir Arnold, we call such pairs ( B, M) monads. Here we study a class of random monads, where the values of M(ṡ) are independently distributed in B as follows: for all a, b∈ B the probability of M( a)= a is s and the probability of M( a)= b, where a≠ b, is (1- s)/( n-1). Here s is a parameter in [0,1]. We fix a point ⊙∈ B and consider the sequence M t (⊙), t=0,1,2,… . A point is called visited if it coincides with at least one term of this sequence. A visited point is called recurrent if it appears in this sequence at least twice; if a visited point appears in this sequence only once, it is called transient. We denote by Vis, Rec, Tra the numbers of visited, recurrent and transient points respectively and study their distributions depending on parameters n and s. In this study we define the term "mode" as we need. These are our main results showing existence of two phases in the following cases: On the one hand, if s ge1 / sqrt{n}, the mode of Vis equals 1 (which is the minimal value of Vis).

  19. Informal portrait of STS-71/Mir cosmonauts and astronauts

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    1994-10-28

    S94-47050 (28 Oct 1994) --- Crew members for the joint Space Shuttle/Russian Mir Space Station missions assemble for an informal portrait during a break in training in the Systems Integration Facility at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). In front (left to right) are astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar; cosmonauts Aleksandr F. Poleshchuk, Yuriy I. Onufriyenko, Gennadiy M. Strekalov and Vladimir N. Dezhurov. In the rear are astronaut Gregory J. Harbaugh; cosmonaut Anatoliy Y. Solovyev, and astronauts Charles J. Precourt, Robert L. Gibson, Ellen S. Baker and Norman E. Thagard. In a precedent-setting flight, Thagard will be launched as a guest researcher along with Dezhurov, commander, and Strekalov, flight engineer, to Russia's Mir Space Station early next year for a three month mission, designated as Mir 18. Then in late spring, as the assignment of STS-71, the Space Shuttle Atlantis will rendezvous with Mir to pick up the Mir 18 crew and transfer cosmonauts Solovyov and Nikolai M. Budarin to the station for the Mir 19 mission. STS-71 mission specialist Dunbar is training as Thagard's backup.

  20. Expedition 3 crew insignia

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    2001-06-01

    ISS003-S-001 (June 2001) --- The Expedition Three crew members--astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., commander, and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, flight engineers--had the following to say about the insignia for their scheduled mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS): “The book of space history turns from the chapter written onboard the Russian Mir Station and the U.S. Space Shuttle to the next new chapter, one that will be written on the blank pages of the future by space explorers working for the benefit of the entire world. The space walker signifies the human element of this endeavor. The star representing the members of the third expedition, and the entire multi-national space station building team, streaks into the dawning era of cooperative space exploration, represented by the image of the International Space Station as it nears completion.” The insignia design for ISS flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and cosmonauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator and NASA's international partners may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which we do not anticipate, it will be publicly announced.

  1. KSC-01pp1300

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    2001-06-30

    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- EXPEDITION THREE INSIGNIA -- The Expedition Three crew members -- astronaut Frank L. Culbertson Jr., commander, and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin -- had the following to say about the insignia for their scheduled mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS): "The book of space history turns from the chapter written onboard the Russian Mir Station and the U.S. Space Shuttle to the next new chapter, one that will be written on the blank pages of the future by space explorers working for the benefit of the entire world. The space walker signifies the human element of this endeavor. The star representing the members of the third expedition, and the entire multi-national Space Station building team, streaks into the dawning era of cooperative space exploration, represented by the image of the International Space Station as it nears completion." The insignia design for ISS flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and cosmonauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator and NASA's international partners may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which we do not anticipate, it will be publicly announced

  2. PREFACE: Physics and Mathematics of Nonlinear Phenomena 2013 (PMNP2013)

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    Konopelchenko, B. G.; Landolfi, G.; Martina, L.; Vitolo, R.

    2014-03-01

    Modern theory of nonlinear integrable equations is nowdays an important and effective tool of study for numerous nonlinear phenomena in various branches of physics from hydrodynamics and optics to quantum filed theory and gravity. It includes the study of nonlinear partial differential and discrete equations, regular and singular behaviour of their solutions, Hamitonian and bi- Hamitonian structures, their symmetries, associated deformations of algebraic and geometrical structures with applications to various models in physics and mathematics. The PMNP 2013 conference focused on recent advances and developments in Continuous and discrete, classical and quantum integrable systems Hamiltonian, critical and geometric structures of nonlinear integrable equations Integrable systems in quantum field theory and matrix models Models of nonlinear phenomena in physics Applications of nonlinear integrable systems in physics The Scientific Committee of the conference was formed by Francesco Calogero (University of Rome `La Sapienza', Italy) Boris A Dubrovin (SISSA, Italy) Yuji Kodama (Ohio State University, USA) Franco Magri (University of Milan `Bicocca', Italy) Vladimir E Zakharov (University of Arizona, USA, and Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia) The Organizing Committee: Boris G Konopelchenko, Giulio Landolfi, Luigi Martina, Department of Mathematics and Physics `E De Giorgi' and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, and Raffaele Vitolo, Department of Mathematics and Physics `E De Giorgi'. A list of sponsors, speakers, talks, participants and the conference photograph are given in the PDF. Conference photograph

  3. Synaesthesia, the arts and creativity: a neurological connection.

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    Mulvenna, Catherine M

    2007-01-01

    For over 100 years the link between synaesthesia and the arts has attracted controversy. This has been spurred by the production of auditory, literary and visual art by famous individuals who report experiences synonymous with the neurological condition. Impressive protagonists in this discussion include Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Vasily Kandinsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Alexander Scriabin, Olivier Messiaen and David Hockney. Interdisciplinary debates have concerned whether synaesthesia can actively contribute to an artist's ability, whether it is a driving force or a mere idiosyncratic quirk and whether, fundamentally, it is a distinct idiopathic condition or an unusual metaphorical description of normal perception. Recent psychological and neuroscientific evidence offers a new level to the debate. Coherent patterns of a neural basis of synaesthesia have been confirmed with high spatial resolution brain imaging techniques and the link with the arts is transpiring to be more than superficial or coincidental. Moreover, the neural distinction of the synaesthete brain may prove to be a window into a neural basis of creative cognition, and therefore conducive to the expression of creativity in various media.

  4. In-Situ, Model and Satellite-Derived Snow Water Equivalent Comparisons in Alaskan Permafrost Biosequestration Regions

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    Muskett, R. R.

    2012-04-01

    Permafrost stability and biosequestration are affected by changes of snow cover and changes of land-surface temperature. Satellite retrieval algorithms for estimates of snow water equivalent (SWE) have been performed since the NOAA NIMBUS-7 Scanning Multi-channel Microwave Radiometer beginning in October 1978. A key parameter of Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observation System (AMSR-E) retrieval algorithm is snow density from surveys in Canada during 1946-1995 and Eurasia during 1966-1996. We compare in-situ measures of SWE model-derived and satellite-derived SWE in Alaska. On-average, AMSR-E underperforms (is less than) in-situ measured SWE. Snow density measurement along the Alaska permafrost transect in April 2009 and 2010 show a significant gradient, less dense snow in central Alaska to more dense snow near the Arctic coast of Prudhoe Bay. Air and land-surface temperatures show increases in the Arctic that are greater than the global average increase. We hypothesize that a factor in the AMSR-E SWE underperformance is caused by assumption of snow densities from the 1950s to 1990s that are no longer representative of Arctic snow packs due to effects from Arctic climate change, when other factors are negligible. Acknowledgements: GIPL SWE provided by Sergei Marchenko. Alaska Permafrost Transect data provided by Vladimir Romanovsky and William Cable, and Yukon Flats data provided by Matt Strum (CRREL) and Mark Waldrop (USGS). Funded by V. Romanovsky.

  5. “Gunslinger’s gait”: a new cause of unilaterally reduced arm swing

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    Araújo, Rui; Ferreira, Joaquim J; Antonini, Angelo

    2015-01-01

    Objective To postulate a new possible cause of a unilaterally reduced arm swing in addition to the known medical conditions such as shoulder pathology, Erb’s palsy, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. Methods Analysis of YouTube videos depicting the gait of highly ranked Russian officials. Results We found a similar walking pattern in President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and three other highly ranked Russian officials, all presenting with a consistently reduced right arm swing in the absence of other overt neurological abnormalities. Conclusions We propose that this new gait pattern, which we term “gunslinger’s gait,” may result from a behavioural adaptation, possibly triggered by KGB or other forms of weapons training where trainees are taught to keep their right hand close to the chest while walking, allowing them to quickly draw a gun when faced with a foe. This should be included in the differential diagnosis of a unilaterally reduced arm swing. PMID:26666758

  6. Gazprom and Russia: The economic rationality of Russian foreign energy policy

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    Kaloudis, Stergos Carl Thornton

    Charges of imperialism underpinned by coercive economic tactics are some of the accusations leveled against Vladimir Putin's foreign energy policy during his presidential tenure. However, after the traditional policies of coercion failed to secure Russian interests in Europe during the 1990's, this dissertation argues Putin adopted a radically different approach upon his rise to the Presidency. Driven by public demand to continue the domestic subsidization of natural gas and realizing that the chief avenue for securing revenue was in gas sales to Europe, this project suggests that Putin developed a new foreign energy policy approach meant to secure Russian interests. This transformation was accomplished by the Presidential Administration's efforts during Putin's tenure to bring the Russian natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, under its control. Dubbed Persuasive Politics, this paradigm suggests that the foreign energy policies of the Presidential Administration and Gazprom during Putin's tenure were underpinned by the rational economic argument that the only route to Russian resurgence in the medium term was through profitable economic relations with the European states. To test this theoretical approach the author employs a case study analysis of Russian relations with the European Union member state Greece as well as the non-EU state of Ukraine. The intent is to identify how a mutually beneficial relationship was constructed to persuade both governments through the utilization of economic inducements that cooperation with Russia in the natural gas sphere was in their own best interest.

  7. STS-108 Post Flight Presentation

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    2002-01-01

    The crewmembers of STS-108, Commander Dominic Gorie, Pilot Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani, narrate this video as footage from the mission is shown. The crew is seen flying into Kennedy Space Center, suiting up, boarding the Endeavour Orbiter, and during launch. Various mission highlights are seen, including the rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) and docking of Endeavour, the unloading of the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM), and the spacewalk to install thermal blankets over the Beta Gimbal Assemblies (BGAs) at the bases of the Space Station's solar panels. A glimpse is given into the difficulties of working in a microgravity environment as the crewmembers attempt to eat food before it floats away from them and drink water from a bag. The exchange of the Expedition 4 (Yuri I. Onufrienko, Carl E. Walz, and Daniel W. Bursch) for the Expedition 3 crew (Frank L. Culbertson, Mikhail Turin, and Vladimir N. Dezhurov) is also seen. The Endeavour undocks from the ISS, which is seen over the Caribbean Sea. Endeavour passes over Cuba, and footage of the Swiss Alps is shown. The video ends with the landing of the spacecraft.

  8. Nicolas Donitch. Solved enigmas. (Nicolae Donici. Enigme descifrate)

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    Stavinschi, Magda

    2015-12-01

    The book is the most complete historical -scientific biography of the astronomer N.N. Donitch (1874, Chisinau, Bessarabia- 1960, Nice, France). It include many photographs, recollections on him by astronomers from many countries, archive documents. Main scientific interests and results has been described in detail. The activity of the astronomer in Astronomical Societies and IAU over the time has been described also. A list of publications has been given with a list of references on his personalty. The book is designed for a large circle of readers - from scientific researchers to students and non-astronomers yet. A number of contributions from philologist Haralambie Corbu, writer Iurie Colesnic, Director of the Odessa Astronomical Observatory S.M. Andrievskii, French astronomers Auduin Charles Dollfus, Gualtiero Olivieri, Paul Danjon, Romanian researchers Mircea Herovanu, Vladimir Boico, Gh. Teodoreanu, Gheorghe Rascu, Zoe Donici in the connection with the biography of N.N. Donitch has been included also. The book is richly illustrated by photographs and documents from archives.

  9. STS-105 and Expedition 3 crews head for bus and another launch attempt

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    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Waving to onlookers, the STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews head to the Astrovan that will take them to Launch Pad 39A for a second attempt at launch on mission STS-105. From the left are E3 cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov; STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz. . Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station'''s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station'''s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station.

  10. A model of movement dysfunction provides a classification system guiding diagnosis and therapeutic care in spinal pain and related musculoskeletal syndromes: a paradigm shift-Part 1.

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    Key, Josephine; Clift, Andrea; Condie, Fiona; Harley, Caroline

    2008-01-01

    An integrative functional model largely based upon clinical observation and analysis of the more common features of neuromusculoskeletal-dysfunction encountered in clinical practice is presented as a working hypothesis in Part 1. This endeavours to incorporate contemporary knowledge and practice. The enlightened work of Professor Vladimir Janda has undoubtedly been seminal in the development of this model; however a further evolution of his work is elaborated on in this paper. Thinkers from the human potential movement as well as the scientific community have provided further valuable insights to assist our understanding of function. A related simple classification system of two main clinical subgroups with back pain and related disorders is offered in Part 2. These are based upon the most usual dysfunctional postural and movement strategies. Further distillation provides a number of dysfunction syndromes which will have predictable consequences. This is not a mathematical, computer generated or theoretical biomechanical model. This model describes 'what it is' that we see in our patients, and endeavours to be an overview of the movement related causes of back pain. It provides a clinically useful and practical framework to assist the practitioner in diagnosis and to better understand the development and perpetuation of most spinal pain and related disorders. In so doing, more rational, functional and effective manual and exercise therapy interventions can ensue.

  11. AnnTools: a comprehensive and versatile annotation toolkit for genomic variants

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    Makarov, Vladimir; O'Grady, Tina; Cai, Guiqing; Lihm, Jayon; Buxbaum, Joseph D.; Yoon, Seungtai

    2012-01-01

    Summary: AnnTools is a versatile bioinformatics application designed for comprehensive annotation of a full spectrum of human genome variation: novel and known single-nucleotide substitutions (SNP/SNV), short insertions/deletions (INDEL) and structural variants/copy number variation (SV/CNV). The variants are interpreted by interrogating data compiled from 15 constantly updated sources. In addition to detailed functional characterization of the coding variants, AnnTools searches for overlaps with regulatory elements, disease/trait associated loci, known segmental duplications and artifact prone regions, thereby offering an integrated and comprehensive analysis of genomic data. The tool conveniently accepts user-provided tracks for custom annotation and offers flexibility in input data formats. The output is generated in the universal Variant Call Format. High annotation speed makes AnnTools suitable for high-throughput sequencing facilities, while a low-memory footprint and modest CPU requirements allow it to operate on a personal computer. The application is freely available for public use; the package includes installation scripts and a set of helper tools. Availability: http://anntools.sourceforge.net/ Contact: vladimir.makarov@mssm.edu; chris.yoon@mssm.edu Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. PMID:22257670

  12. Design of cloaking metamaterials using spectral representation theory

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    Lai Leung, Lai; Fung, Tai Hang; Yu, Kin Wah

    2008-03-01

    Controlling the propagation of electromagnetic (EM) waves, for instance in cloaking problem, has become an important topic in nanophotonics. So far, following the cloaking model proposed by Pendry et al. [1], the experimental realization was only limited to the microwave region [2]. Since practical application lies in the visible range, we have extended the investigation to that region by utilizing nanocomposites with reference to the material parameters proposed by Pendry et al. and Shalaev et al. [3]. The calculations can be made much simpler by invoking the spectral representation theory [4]. The loss and dispersion effects, as well as the propagation of EM waves are assessed for the designed cloaking models in order to investigate the cloaking performance. Further analyses show that our models can accomplish the desired cloaking effect in the visible range. Moreover, the loss and dispersion effects are found to be small and acceptable.[1] J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, Science 312, 1780 (2006). [2] D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, D. R. Smith Science 314, 5801 (2006). [3] Wenshan Cai, Uday K. Chettiar, Alexander V. Kildishev and Vladimir M. Shalaev, Nature photonics 1 (2007). [4] L. Dong, Mikko Karttunen, K. W. Yu, Phys. Rev. E 72, 016613 (2005).

  13. Origin of origami cockroach reveals long-lasting (11 Ma) phenotype instability following viviparity

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    Vršanský, Peter V.; Šmídová, Lucia; Valaška, Daniel; Barna, Peter; Vidlička, Ľubomír; Takáč, Peter; Pavlik, Lubomir; Kúdelová, Tatiana; Karim, Talia S.; Zelagin, David; Smith, Dena

    2016-10-01

    Viviparity evolved in bacteria, plants, ˃141 vertebrate lineages (ichthyosaurs, lizards, fishes, mammals, and others), and in 11 of 44 insect orders. Live-birth cockroaches preserved with brood sac (3D recovered two times optically) included Diploptera vladimir, Diploptera savba, Diploptera gemini spp.n., D. sp.1-2, and Stegoblatta irmgardgroehni from Green River, Colorado; Quilchena, Republic; McAbee, Canada; and Baltic amber, Russia (49, 54, and 45 Ma). They evolved from rare and newly evolved Blaberidae; they radiated circumtropically, later expanded into SE Asia, and have now spread to Hawaii and the SE USA. Association of autapomorphic characters that allow for passive and active protections from parasitic insects (unique wing origami pleating identical with its egg case-attacking wasp) suggest a response to high parasitic loads. Synchronized with global reorganization of the biota, morphotype destabilization in roaches lasted approximately 11-22 Ma, including both the adaptation of novel characters and the reduction of others. Thus, while viviparity can be disadvantageous, in association with new Bauplans and/or behaviors, it can contribute to the evolution of taxa with viviparous representatives that are slightly selectively preferred.

  14. Epilepsy: A Disruptive Force in History.

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    Ali, Rohaid; Connolly, Ian D; Feroze, Abdullah H; Awad, Ahmed J; Choudhri, Omar A; Grant, Gerald A

    2016-06-01

    Since it was first described in a Mesopotamian text in 2000 bc, countless individuals have offered their perspectives on epilepsy's cause, treatment, and even deeper spiritual significance. However, despite the attention the disease has received through the millennia, it has only been within the past half-century that truly effective treatment options have been available. As a result, for the vast majority of recorded history, individuals with epilepsy have not only had to deal with the uncertainty of their next epileptic seizure but also the concomitant stigma and ostracization. Interestingly, these individuals have included several prominent historical figures, including Julius Caesar, Vladimir Lenin, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The fact that epilepsy has appeared in the lives of influential historical people means that the disease has played some role in affecting the progress of human civilization. Epilepsy has cut short the lives of key political leaders, affected the output of talented cultural icons, and, especially within the past half century, influenced the collective understanding of neuroscience and the human nervous system. In this article, the authors review how epilepsy throughout history has manifested itself in the lives of prominent figures and how the disease has helped shape the course of humanity's political, cultural, and scientific evolution. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Professor G. A. Ilizarov's contribution to the method of transosseous osteosynthesis.

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    Shevtsov, V I

    1997-01-01

    The author of the article, Professor Vladimir I. Shevtsov, General Director of The Russian Center who worked together with Academician G. A. Ilizarov for almost a quarter of the century describes the main stages in the development of the Ilizarov method and apparatus in historical context, and concentrates on the main trends of traumatology and orthopaedics worked out by G. A. Ilizarov. G. A. Ilizarov's involvement in the experimental and theoretical substantiation of transosseous osteosynthesis is emphasized as well as the various studies that have resulted in the discovery of the stimulating influence of tension stress on the genesis and growth of tissues which have come to be known as the "Ilizarov Effect." Thus the article provides a review of the prominent contribution of G. A. Ilizarov to pioneering new ways of treating patients with fractures including severe open injuries of limbs, pseudarthroses and defects, limb length deficiency and deformities as well as the many other orthopaedic conditions to which a G. A. Ilizarov's method has been applied.

  16. World Sheet Dynamics of Effective String Theory and the Gribov Ambiguity in QCD

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    Cooper, Patrick

    This PhD thesis consists of a collection of results pertaining to effective string theory and quantum chromodynamics. A bijection is proven between manifestly ISO(1, p) x SO(D - p - 1) actions whose gapless degrees of freedom consist of Goldstone fields realizing the coset ISO(1, D - 1)/ISO(1, p) x SO(D - p - 1) non-linearly, and effective actions describing p + 1 dimensional surfaces embedded in a D dimensional Minkowskian target space. Continuing with effective strings, an interesting UV complete, albeit acausal theory is analyzed whose low energy effective action has a 'wrong sign' leading irrelevant operator. The constraints integrability puts on branon scattering is also catalogued in various dimensions, and in the presence of goldstini non-linearly realizing target space supersymmetry. An interesting hidden supersymmetry is discovered, for Green-Schwarz-like actions with an arbitrary coefficient preceding the Wess-Zumino term. Lastly, with regards to QCD, techniques from the program initiated by Vladimir Gribov in 1978 to investigate the effects of a non-perturbative residual gauge ambiguity are refined and applied to the Gribov-Zwanziger confinement scenario, showing an enhanced ghost propagator and divergent color coulomb potential. I then provide a careful analysis of how to correctly implement periodic boundary conditions in the finite temperature theory, which naively would be contradictory with the Maggiore-Schaden shift which is crucial to using familiar BRST cohomology techniques to define the subset of physical states of the Hilbert space.

  17. STS-86 crew members Wolf, Chretien and Titov in M-113

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    1997-01-01

    STS-86 crew members get a ride in, and learn to operate, an M-113 armored personnel carrier as part of training exercises during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. George Hoggard, in back at left, a training officer with KSC Fire Services, provides this part of the training to Mission Specialists Wendy B. Lawrence, to the right of Hoggard; Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency; and Scott E. Parazynski. STS-86 will be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. During the docking, Titov and Parazynski are scheduled to conduct a spacewalk primarily to retrieve four suitcase-sized environmental payloads from the exterior of the Mir docking module. Also during the mission, STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf will transfer to the orbiting Russian station and become a member of the Mir 24 crew, replacing U.S. astronaut C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since the last docking mission, STS-84, in May. Launch of Mission STS-86 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for Sept. 25 from Launch Pad 39A.

  18. Neurosurgery in Siberia.

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    Krivoshapkin, Alexey L; Zelman, Vladimir L

    2012-02-01

    There is archaeological evidence that the first neurosurgical procedure in what is now known as Siberia was performed in 8005 ± 100 B.C. According to signs of bone growth, perhaps more than half of the individuals who received the ancient trepanations survived. In Siberia, the first operations on the human brain and spinal cord were performed in 1909 at Tomsk University Hospital by the outstanding Russian surgeon and professor Vladimir M. Mysh. Professor Mysh initially moved from Saint Petersburg to Tomsk and later to Novosibirsk. Nicolay N. Burdenko, the founder of Russian neurosurgery and the Moscow Neurosurgical Institution, began his medical education at the Tomsk Imperial University. In the 1950s, Professor Ksenia I. Kharitonova exerted her great influence upon the development of neurosurgery in Siberia. Since 1955, and for 30 years thereafter, Professor Kharitonova was recognized as a principal leader of Siberian neurosurgery. She applied every effort to spread neurosurgical knowledge, and she popularized best practices around Siberia and the Far East. Perestroika deconstructed and ultimately eliminated the orderly system of neurosurgical service in the Soviet Union. From another perspective, the process opened the window to the world. Fully equipped centers and clinics with state-of-the-art techniques for neuro-oncology, cerebrovascular diseases, neurotrauma, and spinal pathology management in Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Kemerovo, and Irkutsk were enabled. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. [Lung transplantation. State of the art].

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    García-Covarrubias, Lisardo; Salerno, Tomas A; Panos, Anthony L; Pham, Si M

    2007-01-01

    Lung transplantation is currently considered an established treatment for some advanced lung diseases. The beginning of experimental lung transplantation dates back to the 1940's when the Soviet Vladimir P. Demikhov performed the first lung transplants in animals. Two decades later, James Hardy performed the first lung transplant in humans. Unfortunately, the beginning of clinical lung transplantation was hampered by technical complications and the excessive toxicity of immunosuppressive drugs. Improvement in the surgical technique along with the development of more effective and less toxic immunosuppressive drugs has led to a better outcome in lunt transplant recipients. Donor selection and management before organ procurement play a key role in the receptor's outcome. Due to the shortage of donors, some institutions are using more liberal selection criteria, reporting satisfactory outcomes. The approach of the lung and heart-lung transplant patient is multidisciplinary and includes the cardiothoracic transplant surgeon, pulmonologist, anesthesiologist, and intensivist, among others. Herein, we review some relevant historical aspects and recent advances in the management of lung transplant recipients, including indications and contraindications, evaluation of donors and recipients, surgical techniques and peripost-operative care.

  20. STS-86 crew addresses the press during TCDT activities at LC 39A

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    1997-01-01

    STS-86 Commander James D. Wetherbee, with microphone, and other crew members of the Space Shuttle Atlantis speak to media representatives and other onlookers at Launch Pad 39A during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch From right, after Wetherbee, are Pilot Michael J. Bloomfield, Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency, Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski, Mission Specialist Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES, and Mission Specialists Wendy B. Lawrence and David A. Wolf. STS-86 will be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. During the docking, Wolf will transfer to the orbiting Russian station and become a member of the Mir 24 crew, replacing U.S. astronaut C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since the last docking mission, STS-84, in May. Launch of Mission STS-86 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for Sept. 25.

  1. Accelerating the Reduction of Excess Russian Highly Enriched Uranium

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    Benton, J; Wall, D; Parker, E; Rutkowski, E

    2004-02-18

    This paper presents the latest information on one of the Accelerated Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Disposition initiatives that resulted from the May 2002 Summit meeting between Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir V. Putin. These initiatives are meant to strengthen nuclear nonproliferation objectives by accelerating the disposition of nuclear weapons-useable materials. The HEU Transparency Implementation Program (TIP), within the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is working to implement one of the selected initiatives that would purchase excess Russian HEU (93% 235U) for use as fuel in U.S. research reactors over the next ten years. This will parallel efforts to convert the reactors' fuel core from HEU to low enriched uranium (LEU) material, where feasible. The paper will examine important aspects associated with the U.S. research reactor HEU purchase. In particular: (1) the establishment of specifications for the Russian HEU, and (2) transportation safeguard considerations for moving the HEU from the Mayak Production Facility in Ozersk, Russia, to the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN.

  2. Support vector machines for nuclear reactor state estimation

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    Zavaljevski, N.; Gross, K. C.

    2000-02-14

    Validation of nuclear power reactor signals is often performed by comparing signal prototypes with the actual reactor signals. The signal prototypes are often computed based on empirical data. The implementation of an estimation algorithm which can make predictions on limited data is an important issue. A new machine learning algorithm called support vector machines (SVMS) recently developed by Vladimir Vapnik and his coworkers enables a high level of generalization with finite high-dimensional data. The improved generalization in comparison with standard methods like neural networks is due mainly to the following characteristics of the method. The input data space is transformed into a high-dimensional feature space using a kernel function, and the learning problem is formulated as a convex quadratic programming problem with a unique solution. In this paper the authors have applied the SVM method for data-based state estimation in nuclear power reactors. In particular, they implemented and tested kernels developed at Argonne National Laboratory for the Multivariate State Estimation Technique (MSET), a nonlinear, nonparametric estimation technique with a wide range of applications in nuclear reactors. The methodology has been applied to three data sets from experimental and commercial nuclear power reactor applications. The results are promising. The combination of MSET kernels with the SVM method has better noise reduction and generalization properties than the standard MSET algorithm.

  3. View of Commemorative plaque left on moon at Hadley-Apennine landing site

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    1971-08-01

    AS15-88-11894 (31 July-2 Aug. 1971) --- A close-up view of a commemorative plaque left on the moon at the Hadley-Apennine landing site in memory of 14 NASA astronauts and USSR cosmonauts, now deceased. Their names are inscribed in alphabetical order on the plaque. The plaque was stuck in the lunar soil by astronauts David R. Scott, commander, and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, during their Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA). The names on the plaque are Charles A. Bassett II, Pavel I. Belyayev, Roger B. Chaffee, Georgi Dobrovolsky, Theodore C. Freeman, Yuri A. Gagarin, Edward G. Givens Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Vladimir Komarov, Viktor Patsayev, Elliot M. See Jr., Vladislav Volkov, Edward H. White II, and Clifton C. Williams Jr. The tiny, man-like object represents the figure of a fallen astronaut/cosmonaut. While astronauts Scott and Irwin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) "Falcon" to explore the Hadley-Apennine area of the moon, astronaut Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.

  4. Space Shuttle Projects

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    1995-03-05

    The crew assigned to the STS-71 mission included (front left to right) Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Mir 18 crew download; Robert L. Gibson, commander; and Anatoly Y. Solovyev, Mir 19 crew upload. On the back row, left to right, are Norman E. Thagard, Mir 18 crew download; Gennadiy Strelalov, Mir 18 crew download; Gregory J. Harbaugh, mission specialist; Ellen S. Baker, mission specialist; Charles J. Precourt, pilot; Bonnie J. Dunbar, mission specialist; and Nikolai Budarin, Mir 19 crew upload. Launched aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on June 27, 1995 at 3:32:19.044 pm (EDT), the STS-71 mission marked many firsts in human space flight history. It was the first U.S. Space Shuttle-Russian Space Station Mir docking and joint on-orbit operations, and the first on-orbit change out of a shuttle crew. In addition, it was the largest spacecraft ever in orbit and was the 100th U.S. human space launch conducted from the Cape.

  5. STS 63: Post Flight Presentation

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    1995-01-01

    At a post flight conference, Captain Jim Wetherbee, of STS Flight 63, introduces each of the other members of the STS 63 crew (Eileen Collins, Pilot; Dr. Bernard Harris, Payload Commander; Dr. Michael Foale, Mission Specialist from England; Dr. Janice Voss, Misssion Specialist; and Colonel Vladimir Titor, Misssion Specialist from Russia. A short biography of each member and a brief description of their assignment during this mission is given. A film was shown that included the preflight suit-up, a view of the launch site, the actual night launch, a tour of the Space Shuttle and several of the experiment areas, several views of earth and the MIR Space Station and cosmonauts, the MIR-Space Shuttle rendezvous, the deployment of the Spartan Ultraviolet Telescope, Foale and Harris's EVA and space walk, the retrieval of Spartan, and the night entry home, including the landing. Several spaceborne experiments were introduced: the radiation monitoring experiment, environment monitoring experiment, solid surface combustion experiment, and protein crystal growth and plant growth experiments. This conference ended with still, color pictures, taken by the astronauts during the entire STS 63 flight, being shown.

  6. Oxidation Resistant, Cr Retaining, Electrically Conductive Coatings on Metallic Alloys for SOFC Interconnects

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    Vladimir Gorokhovsky

    2008-03-31

    This report describes significant results from an on-going, collaborative effort to enable the use of inexpensive metallic alloys as interconnects in planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) through the use of advanced coating technologies. Arcomac Surface Engineering, LLC, under the leadership of Dr. Vladimir Gorokhovsky, is investigating filtered-arc and filtered-arc plasma-assisted hybrid coating deposition technologies to promote oxidation resistance, eliminate Cr volatility, and stabilize the electrical conductivity of both standard and specialty steel alloys of interest for SOFC metallic interconnect (IC) applications. Arcomac has successfully developed technologies and processes to deposit coatings with excellent adhesion, which have demonstrated a substantial increase in high temperature oxidation resistance, stabilization of low Area Specific Resistance values and significantly decrease Cr volatility. An extensive matrix of deposition processes, coating compositions and architectures was evaluated. Technical performance of coated and uncoated sample coupons during exposures to SOFC interconnect-relevant conditions is discussed, and promising future directions are considered. Cost analyses have been prepared based on assessment of plasma processing parameters, which demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed surface engineering process for SOFC metallic IC applications.

  7. STS-108 Mission Highlights Resource Tape. Part 3 of 3

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    2002-01-01

    A continuation of 'STS-108 Mission Highlights Resource Tape, Part 1 of 3' (internal ID 2002049331) and 'STS-108 Mission Highlights Resource Tape, Part 2 of 3' (internal ID 2002049330), this video shows footage from flight days 9-12. The control of the International Space Station (ISS) is handed from the Expedition 3 crew (Commander Frank Culbertson, Jr. and Flight Engineers Mikhail Turin and Vladimir Dezhurov) to the Expedition 4 crew (Commander Yuri Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Daniel Bursch) in an on-orbit ceremony. Both Expedition crews and the STS-108 crew (Commander Dominic Gorie, Pilot Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani) are seen reloading the Rafaello Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM). External shots show the MPLM demating from the ISS and returning to the payload bay of Endeavour. The three crews bid farewell to each other before closing the hatches between ISS and Endeavour. The orbiter undocks from ISS and performs its flyarounds. ISS is seen against a backdrop of stars as Endeavour flies away. On the return flight to Earth, the Starshine 2 satellite is deployed. The video ends with the orbiter's landing as seen from several viewpoints.

  8. Using pattern recognition as a method for predicting extreme events in natural and socio-economic systems

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    Intriligator, M.

    2011-12-01

    Vladimir (Volodya) Keilis-Borok has pioneered the use of pattern recognition as a technique for analyzing and forecasting developments in natural as well as socio-economic systems. Keilis-Borok's work on predicting earthquakes and landslides using this technique as a leading geophysicist has been recognized around the world. Keilis-Borok has also been a world leader in the application of pattern recognition techniques to the analysis and prediction of socio-economic systems. He worked with Allan Lichtman of American University in using such techniques to predict presidential elections in the U.S. Keilis-Borok and I have worked together with others on the use of pattern recognition techniques to analyze and to predict socio-economic systems. We have used this technique to study the pattern of macroeconomic indicators that would predict the end of an economic recession in the U.S. We have also worked with officers in the Los Angeles Police Department to use this technique to predict surges of homicides in Los Angeles.

  9. STS-108 Post Flight Presentation

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    2002-01-01

    The crewmembers of STS-108, Commander Dominic Gorie, Pilot Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani, narrate this video as footage from the mission is shown. The crew is seen flying into Kennedy Space Center, suiting up, boarding the Endeavour Orbiter, and during launch. Various mission highlights are seen, including the rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) and docking of Endeavour, the unloading of the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM), and the spacewalk to install thermal blankets over the Beta Gimbal Assemblies (BGAs) at the bases of the Space Station's solar panels. A glimpse is given into the difficulties of working in a microgravity environment as the crewmembers attempt to eat food before it floats away from them and drink water from a bag. The exchange of the Expedition 4 (Yuri I. Onufrienko, Carl E. Walz, and Daniel W. Bursch) for the Expedition 3 crew (Frank L. Culbertson, Mikhail Turin, and Vladimir N. Dezhurov) is also seen. The Endeavour undocks from the ISS, which is seen over the Caribbean Sea. Endeavour passes over Cuba, and footage of the Swiss Alps is shown. The video ends with the landing of the spacecraft.

  10. It's not just about climate change - What about soils?

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    Goldhaber, Martin B.

    2010-01-01

    Vladimir Vernadsky was one of the giants of geochemistry. Considered the founder of the fi eld of biogeochemistry and a true pioneer in “whole Earth” studies, he realized by 1945 that “Man under our very eyes is becoming a mighty and ever-growing geological force.” In the intervening 65 years, his “ever-growing force” has become a tidal wave. The global population has been increasing exponentially since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and as a result has increased by nearly a factor of three between 1945, when his observation was published, and today (see fi gure). Current projections anticipate a population exceeding 9 billion by 2050. This explosive human population growth has been fueled by ancient hydrocarbons and has come with high costs. Most Earth scientists are concerned with the implications of the rapid accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The consequences include a climate state without polar ice, acidifying oceans, and increasingly variable water fl uxes. The rate and extent of these and many other negative climate-related impacts, and how to mitigate them, have caused a vigorous discussion on climate change that is in the news on a nearly daily basis.

  11. STS-86 Crew Lunch in O&C Building

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    1997-01-01

    As part of the final STS-86 prelaunch activities, the seven crew members gather for a snack and a photo opportunity in the Operations and Checkout Building. From left, are Mission Specialist Wendy B. Lawrence, Pilot Michael J. Bloomfield, Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski, Commander James D. Wetherbee, Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, Mission Specialist Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES, and Mission Specialist Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency. After a weather briefing, the astronauts will don their orange launch and entry suits and depart for Launch Pad 39A, where the Space Shuttle Atlantis awaits liftoff at about 10:34 p.m. EDT, Sept. 25. The exact launch time may vary slightly based on calculations of the Russian Space Station Mirs precise location in space at the time of liftoff. STS-86 is slated to be the seventh of nine planned dockings of the Shuttle with the Mir. Wolf is scheduled to become a member of the Mir 24 crew, replacing U.S. astronaut C. Michael Foale, who will return to Earth aboard Atlantis after more than four months on the Russian orbiting outpost.

  12. International Space Station (ISS)

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    2001-09-16

    Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Cosmonaut and Expedition Three flight engineer Vladimir N. Dezhurov, representing Rosaviakosmos, talks with flight controllers from the Zvezda Service Module. Russian-built Zvezda is linked to the Functional Cargo Block (FGB), or Zarya, the first component of the ISS. Zarya was launched on a Russian Proton rocket prior to the launch of Unity. The third component of the ISS, Zvezda (Russian word for star), the primary Russian contribution to the ISS, was launched by a three-stage Proton rocket on July 12, 2000. Zvezda serves as the cornerstone for early human habitation of the Station, providing living quarters, a life support system, electrical power distribution, a data processing system, flight control system, and propulsion system. It also provides a communications system that includes remote command capabilities from ground flight controllers. The 42,000-pound module measures 43 feet in length and has a wing span of 98 feet. Similar in layout to the core module of Russia's Mir space station, it contains 3 pressurized compartments and 13 windows that allow ultimate viewing of Earth and space.

  13. KSC-01pp1453

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    2001-08-10

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three crews give thumbs up on another opportunity to launch after a 24-hour weather delay. In red shirts, seated left to right, are STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz. In blue shirts are the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Dezhurov and Tyurin are cosmonauts with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10

  14. KSC-01pp1458

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    2001-08-10

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov is ready for the second launch attempt of mission STS-105 after a 24-hour weather delay. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station

  15. KSC-01pp1462

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    2001-08-10

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Waving to onlookers, the STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews head to the Astrovan that will take them to Launch Pad 39A for a second attempt at launch on mission STS-105. From the left are E3 cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov; STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz. . Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station

  16. "Gunslinger's gait": a new cause of unilaterally reduced arm swing.

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    Araújo, Rui; Ferreira, Joaquim J; Antonini, Angelo; Bloem, Bastiaan R

    2015-12-14

    To postulate a new possible cause of a unilaterally reduced arm swing in addition to the known medical conditions such as shoulder pathology, Erb's palsy, stroke, and Parkinson's disease. Analysis of YouTube videos depicting the gait of highly ranked Russian officials. We found a similar walking pattern in President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and three other highly ranked Russian officials, all presenting with a consistently reduced right arm swing in the absence of other overt neurological abnormalities. We propose that this new gait pattern, which we term "gunslinger's gait," may result from a behavioural adaptation, possibly triggered by KGB or other forms of weapons training where trainees are taught to keep their right hand close to the chest while walking, allowing them to quickly draw a gun when faced with a foe. This should be included in the differential diagnosis of a unilaterally reduced arm swing. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  17. Phylogeny and palaeoecology of Polyommatus blue butterflies show Beringia was a climate-regulated gateway to the New World.

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    Vila, Roger; Bell, Charles D; Macniven, Richard; Goldman-Huertas, Benjamin; Ree, Richard H; Marshall, Charles R; Bálint, Zsolt; Johnson, Kurt; Benyamini, Dubi; Pierce, Naomi E

    2011-09-22

    Transcontinental dispersals by organisms usually represent improbable events that constitute a major challenge for biogeographers. By integrating molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography and palaeoecology, we test a bold hypothesis proposed by Vladimir Nabokov regarding the origin of Neotropical Polyommatus blue butterflies, and show that Beringia has served as a biological corridor for the dispersal of these insects from Asia into the New World. We present a novel method to estimate ancestral temperature tolerances using distribution range limits of extant organisms, and find that climatic conditions in Beringia acted as a decisive filter in determining which taxa crossed into the New World during five separate invasions over the past 11 Myr. Our results reveal a marked effect of the Miocene-Pleistocene global cooling, and demonstrate that palaeoclimatic conditions left a strong signal on the ecology of present-day taxa in the New World. The phylogenetic conservatism in thermal tolerances that we have identified may permit the reconstruction of the palaeoecology of ancestral organisms, especially mobile taxa that can easily escape from hostile environments rather than adapt to them.

  18. The earliest Mesopsychidae and revision of the family Mesopanorpodidae (Mecoptera)

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    Bashkuev, Alexei S.

    2011-01-01

    Abstract The family Mesopanorpodidae is revised. Most taxa referred to this family are not related to the type genus Mesopanorpodes Tillyard, 1918. The type species of the latter, Mesopanorpodes wianamattensis,is closely related to Mesopsyche Tillyard, 1917. Therefore Mesopanorpodes is transferred to Mesopsychidae Tillyard, 1917 (= Mesopanorpodidae Tillyard, 1918, syn. n.).The earliest Mesopsychidae are described from the Upper Permian of European Russia (Severodvinian; Isady locality, Vologda Province): Permopsyche issadensis gen. etsp. n. (type species) and Permopsyche rasnitsyni sp. n. Two species described under Mesopanorpodes from the Upper Permian of Australia are also included into Permopsyche: Permopsyche belmontensis (Riek, 1953), comb. n., Permopsyche robustus (Riek, 1953) comb. n. The first pre-Triassic Mesopsyche, Mesopsyche incompleta sp. n. is described from the uppermost Permian (the town of Vyazniki, Vladimir Province). Bittacopanorpa javorskii Zalessky, 1935 from the uppermost Permian or basal Triassic of Kuznetsk Basin is identified as a hindwing of Mesopsyche: Mesopsyche javorskii (Zalessky, 1935) comb. n. The origin, evolutionary history, and stratigraphic occurrence of Mesopsychidae are discussed. PMID:22259282

  19. Phylogeny and palaeoecology of Polyommatus blue butterflies show Beringia was a climate-regulated gateway to the New World

    PubMed Central

    Vila, Roger; Bell, Charles D.; Macniven, Richard; Goldman-Huertas, Benjamin; Ree, Richard H.; Marshall, Charles R.; Bálint, Zsolt; Johnson, Kurt; Benyamini, Dubi; Pierce, Naomi E.

    2011-01-01

    Transcontinental dispersals by organisms usually represent improbable events that constitute a major challenge for biogeographers. By integrating molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography and palaeoecology, we test a bold hypothesis proposed by Vladimir Nabokov regarding the origin of Neotropical Polyommatus blue butterflies, and show that Beringia has served as a biological corridor for the dispersal of these insects from Asia into the New World. We present a novel method to estimate ancestral temperature tolerances using distribution range limits of extant organisms, and find that climatic conditions in Beringia acted as a decisive filter in determining which taxa crossed into the New World during five separate invasions over the past 11 Myr. Our results reveal a marked effect of the Miocene–Pleistocene global cooling, and demonstrate that palaeoclimatic conditions left a strong signal on the ecology of present-day taxa in the New World. The phylogenetic conservatism in thermal tolerances that we have identified may permit the reconstruction of the palaeoecology of ancestral organisms, especially mobile taxa that can easily escape from hostile environments rather than adapt to them. PMID:21270033

  20. ESR and Microwave Absorption in Boron Doped Diamond Single Crystals

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    Timms, Christopher

    2015-03-01

    Superconductivity has been reportedly found in boron-doped diamond. Most research to date has only studied superconductivity in polycrystalline and thin film boron-diamonds, as opposed to a single crystal. In fact, only one other group has examined a macro scale boron-doped diamond crystal. Our group has successfully grown large single crystals by using the High Temperature High Pressure method (HTHP) and observed a transition to metallic and superconducting states for high B concentrations. For the present, we are studying BDD crystal using Electron Spin Resonance. We conducted our ESR analysis over a range of temperatures (2K to 300K) and found several types of signals, proving the existence of charge carriers with spin 1/2 in BDD. Moreover, we have found that with increasing B concentrations, from n ~ 1018 cm-3 to n of over 1020 cm-3, the ESR signal changes from that of localized spins to the Dysonian shape of free carriers. The low magnetic field microwave absorption has also been studied in BDD samples at various B concentrations and the clear transition to superconducting state has been found below Tc that ranges from 2K to 4 K depending on concentration and quality of crystal. Sergey Polyakov, Victor Denisov, Vladimir Blank, Ray Baughman, Anvar Zakhidov.

  1. Computational Drafting of Plot Structures for Russian Folk Tales.

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    Gervás, Pablo

    The plots of stories are known to follow general patterns in terms of their overall structure. This was the basic tenet of structuralist approaches to narratology. Vladimir Propp proposed a procedure for the generation of new tales based on his semi-formal description of the structure of Russian folk tales. This is one of the first existing instances of a creative process described procedurally. The present paper revisits Propp's morphology to build a system that generates instances of Russian folk tales. Propp's view of the folk tale as a rigid sequence of character functions is employed as a plot driver, and some issues that Propp declared relevant but did not explore in detail-such as long-range dependencies between functions or the importance of endings-are given computational shape in the context of a broader architecture that captures all the aspects discussed by Propp. A set of simple evaluation metrics for the resulting outputs is defined inspired on Propp's formalism. The potential of the resulting system for providing a creative story generation system is discussed, and possible lines of future work are discussed.

  2. STS-105 Mission Highlights Resource Tape: Flight Days 4-6. Part 2 of 4

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    A continuation of 'STS-105 Mission Highlights Resource Tape: Flight Days 1-3' (internal ID 2002046550), this video shows footage from flight days four through six of the STS-105 mission. Commander Scott Horowitz helps Mission Specialist Pat Forrester maneuver the Space Shuttle's robotic arm as it grapples the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM) from Discovery's payload bay to the International Space Station (ISS). The three crews, STS-105 (Commander Horowitz, Pilot Fred Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Dan Barry and Forrester), Expedition 2 (Commander Yuriy Usachev and Flight Engineers James Voss and Susan Helms), and Expedition 3 (Commander Frank Culbertson, Jr. and Flight Engineers Mikhail Turin and Vladimir Dezhurov), are seen during unloading operations as they transfer equipment from the MPLM to the ISS. Forrester and Barry check their equipment and suits for the next day's spacewalks. The E2 crew shows the E3 crew around ISS. The crescent moon and the end of a sunset are seen from space. For activities from flight days 7-13, see 'STS-105 Mission Highlights Resource Tape: Flight Days 7-9' (internal ID 2002046552) and 'STS-105 Mission Highlights Resource Tape: Flight Days 10-13' (internal ID 2002046551).

  3. Support Vector Machine algorithm for regression and classification

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    Yu, Chenggang; Zavaljevski, Nela

    2001-08-01

    The software is an implementation of the Support Vector Machine (SVM) algorithm that was invented and developed by Vladimir Vapnik and his co-workers at AT&T Bell Laboratories. The specific implementation reported here is an Active Set method for solving a quadratic optimization problem that forms the major part of any SVM program. The implementation is tuned to specific constraints generated in the SVM learning. Thus, it is more efficient than general-purpose quadratic optimization programs. A decomposition method has been implemented in the software that enables processing large data sets. The size of the learning data is virtually unlimited by the capacity of the computer physical memory. The software is flexible and extensible. Two upper bounds are implemented to regulate the SVM learning for classification, which allow users to adjust the false positive and false negative rates. The software can be used either as a standalone, general-purpose SVM regression or classification program, or be embedded into a larger software system.

  4. High-n Hydrogen Recombination Lines from the First Galaxies

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    Rule, Evan; Strelnitski, V.; Loeb, A.

    2013-01-01

    High-n Hydrogen Recombination Lines from the First Galaxies Evan Rule (John Hopkins U. & Maria Mitchell Obs.), Abraham Loeb (Harvard U.), & Vladimir Strelnitski (Maria Mitchell Obs.) We investigate the prospects of a blind search for high-n hydrogen recombination lines from the first generation of galaxies formed within cold dark matter halos at z ≤ 30. Our basic model considers optically thin spontaneous emission from a fully ionized galaxy with smooth distribution of interstellar gas and a negligible portion of the gas bound in stars. This model predicts considerable numbers of galaxies detectable in cm and mm domains with the detectability thresholds achievable by the best existing and forthcoming radio-astronomical facilities, such as ALMA and SKA. The predicted numbers can be reduced by the clumpiness of the interstellar gas, its incomplete ionization, and the finite time of the bursts of star formation, if this time is considerably shorter than the Hubble time. These downgrading factors may however be mitigated by the maser amplification of some lines. We come to the conclusion that blind searches for the first galaxies via their high-n hydrogen recombination lines, falling, after redshift, into short wavelength radio domain, are already justified for modern interferometric facilities. This project was supported by NSF/REU grant AST-0851892 and the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association.

  5. Role of cooperative H(+)/e(-) linkage (redox bohr effect) at heme a/Cu(A) and heme a(3)/Cu(B) in the proton pump of cytochrome c oxidase.

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    Papa, S

    2005-02-01

    It is a pleasure to contribute to the special issue published in honor of Vladimir Skulachev, a distinguished scientist who greatly contributes to maintain a high standard of biochemical research in Russia. A more particular reason can be found in his work, where observations anticipating some ideas presented in my article were reported. Cytochrome c oxidase exhibits protonmotive, redox linked allosteric cooperativity. Experimental observations on soluble bovine cytochrome c oxidase are presented showing that oxido-reduction of heme a/Cu(A) and heme a(3)/Cu(B) is linked to deprotonation/protonation of two clusters of protolytic groups, A(1) and A(2), respectively. This cooperative linkage (redox Bohr effect) results in the translocation of 1 H(+)/oxidase molecule upon oxido-reduction of heme a/Cu(A) and heme a(3)/Cu(B), respectively. Results on liposome-reconstituted oxidase show that upon oxidation of heme a/Cu(A) and heme a(3)/Cu(B) protons from A(1) and A(2) are released in the outer aqueous phase. A(1) but not A(2) appears to take up protons from the inner aqueous space upon reduction of the respective redox center. A cooperative model is presented in which the A(1) and A(2) clusters, operating in close sequence, constitute together the gate of the proton pump in cytochrome c oxidase.

  6. Particle Physics at the University of Pittsburgh Summary Report for Proposal Period FY'09-11

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    Boudreau, Joe; Dytman, Steven; Mueller, James; Naples, Donna; Paolone, Vittorio; Savinov, Vladimir

    2012-10-01

    Presented is the final summary report for grant DOE-FG02-91ER40646. The HEP group at the University consists of three tasks: B,D and L. Task B supports Pitt's CDF group at the energy frontier which includes Joe Boudreau and Paul Shepard. Work of the group includes Hao Song's thesis on the measurement of the B_c lifetime using exclusive J/psi+pion decays, and an update of the previous B_c semi-leptonic analyses under the supervision of Paul Shepard. Task D supports Pitt's neutrino group at the intensity frontier which includes PIs Dytman, Naples and Paolone. The group also includes postdoctoral research associate Danko, and thesis students Isvan (MINOS), Eberly (Minerva ), Ren (Minerva )and Hansen (T2K). This report summarizes their progress on ongoing experiments which are designed to make significant contributions to a detailed understanding of the neutrino mixing matrix. Task L supports Pitt's ATLAS group at the energy frontier and includes investigators Vladimir Savinov, James Mueller and Joe Boudreau. This group contributed both to hardware (calorimeter electronics, Savinov) and to software (Simulation, Detector Description, and Visualization: Boudreau and Mueller; MC generators: Savinov) and a summary of their progress is presented.

  7. STS-86 crew members Lawrence, Titov and Parazynski in M-113

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    1997-01-01

    STS-86 crew members get a ride in, and learn to operate, an M-113 armored personnel carrier as part of training exercises during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. George Hoggard, in back at left, a training officer with KSC Fire Services, provides this part of the training to Mission Specialists David A. Wolf, to the right of Hoggard; Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency; and Vladimir Georgievich Titov, in foreground, of the Russian Space Agency. STS-86 will be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. During the docking, Wolf will transfer to the orbiting Russian station and become a member of the Mir 24 crew, replacing U.S. astronaut C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since the last docking mission, STS-84, in May. Launch of Mission STS-86 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for Sept. 25 from Launch Pad 39A.

  8. Committees and organizers

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    2011-07-01

    Chairman:Jozef Spałek (Kraków) Program Committee:Stephen Blundell (Oxford), J Michael D Coey (Dublin), Dominique Givord (Grenoble), Dariusz Kaczorowski (Wrocław), Roman Micnas (Poznań), Marek Przybylski (Halle), Ludiwig Schultz (Dresden), Vladimir Sechovsky (Prague), Jozef Spałek (Kraków), Henryk Szymczak (Warszawa), Manuel Vázquez (Madrid) Publication Committee:Dariusz Kaczorowski, Robert Podsiadły, Jozef Spałek, Henryk Szymczak, Andrzej Szytuła Local committee:Maria Bałanda, Anna Majcher, Robert Podsiadły, Michał Rams, Andrzej Ślebarski, Krzysztof Tomala Editors of the Proceedings:Jozef Spałek, Krzysztof Tomala, Danuta Goc-Jagło, Robert Podsiadły, Michał Rams, Anna Majcher Plenary, semi-plenary and tutorial speakers:Ernst Bauer (Wien)Stephen Blundell (Oxford)J Michael D Coey (Dublin)Russell P Cowburn (London)Burkard Hillebrands (Kaiserslautern)Claudine Lacroix (Grenoble)Lluís Mañosa (Barcelona)María del Carmen Muñoz (Madrid)Bernard Raveau (Caen)Pedro Schlottmann (Tallahassee)Frank Steglich (Dresden)Oliver Waldmann (Freiburg) Invited speakers within symposia: R Ahuja (Uppsala)A Kirilyuk (Nijmegen) M Albrecht (Vienna)L Theil Kuhn (Roskilde) K Bärner (Göttingen)J Liu (Dresden) U Bovensiepen (Duisburg)G Lorusso (Modena) V Buchelnikov (Chelyabinsk)M M Maska (Katowice) B Chevalier (Bordeaux)Y Mukovskii (Moscow) O Chubykalo-Fesenko (Madrid)M Pannetier-Lecoeur (Saclay) A V Chumak (Kaiserslautern)G Papavassiliou (Athens) J M D Coey (Dublin)K R Pirota (Campinas) B Dabrowski (DeKalb)P Przyslupski (Warszawa) S Das (Aveiro)M Reiffers (Košice) A del Moral (Zaragoza)K Sandeman (London) V E Demidov (Muenster)D Sander (Halle) B Djafari-Rouhani (Lille)M Sawicki (Sendai/Warsaw) H A Dürr (Menlo Park)J Schaefer (Würzburg) J Fassbender (Dresden)H Schmidt (Wetzikon) J Fontcuberta (Barcelona)J Spałek (Kraków) V Garcia (Orsay)L Straka (Helsinki) J N Gonçalves (Aveiro)A Szewczyk (Warszawa) M E Gruner (Duisburg)Y Taguchi (Wako) G Gubbiotti (Perugia)A Thiaville

  9. PREFACE: Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems

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    Neilson, David; Senatore, Gaetano

    2009-05-01

    This special issue contains papers presented at the International Conference on Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems (SCCS), held from 29 July-2 August 2008 at the University of Camerino. Camerino is an ancient hill-top town located in the Apennine mountains of Italy, 200 kilometres northeast of Rome, with a university dating back to 1336. The Camerino conference was the 11th in a series which started in 1977: 1977: Orleans-la-Source, France, as a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Strongly Coupled Plasmas (hosted by Marc Feix and Gabor J Kalman) 1982: Les Houches, France (hosted by Marc Baus and Jean-Pierre Hansen) 1986: Santa Cruz, California, USA (hosted by Forrest J Rogers and Hugh E DeWitt) 1989: Tokyo, Japan (hosted by Setsuo Ichimaru) 1992: Rochester, New York, USA (hosted by Hugh M Van Horn and Setsuo Ichimaru) 1995: Binz, Germany (hosted by Wolf Dietrich Kraeft and Manfred Schlanges) 1997: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (hosted by Gabor J Kalman) 1999: St Malo, France (hosted by Claude Deutsch and Bernard Jancovici) 2002: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (hosted by John F Benage and Michael S Murillo) 2005: Moscow, Russia (hosted by Vladimir E Fortov and Vladimir Vorob'ev). The name of the series was changed in 1996 from Strongly Coupled Plasmas to Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems to reflect a wider range of topics. 'Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems' encompasses diverse many-body systems and physical conditions. The purpose of the conferences is to provide a regular international forum for the presentation and discussion of research achievements and ideas relating to a variety of plasma, liquid and condensed matter systems that are dominated by strong Coulomb interactions between their constituents. Each meeting has seen an evolution of topics and emphases that have followed new discoveries and new techniques. The field has continued to see new experimental tools and access to new strongly coupled conditions, most recently in the areas of warm matter, dusty plasmas

  10. Individualization of the anisotropic phenomena of the imbalanced Nature

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    Shlafman, L. M.; Kontar, V. A.

    2013-05-01

    imbalanced natural phenomenon can be determined with the precision which allow the sensors and methods of interpretation. The desire to identify the separate object in the imbalanced continuous Nature is the consequence of personalized thinking of people. In Nature is not exists any separate and independent phenomenon. In Nature are exist only the more or less concentrated anisotropy, which are constantly changing in the infinite continuity. Some references: Vladimir A Kontar, Federal GEOS Funding, US: 1. What is Imbalance of Nature? 2. What is the Imbalance of Water in Nature? 3. The Imbalance of Water in Nature as System 4. Axiomatic of the Imbalance of Nature and the Imbalance of Water in Nature 5. Water Management on the Verge of the Imbalanced Revolution 6. Control the Imbalance in Nature for Humanity Survival 7. Proof of the Imbalance of Nature in the Universe 8. Imbalanced Logic as the next level development of science Vladimir A. Kontar, Lyubov M. Shlafman, Federal GEOS Funding, US: 1. The relativity theory of the imbalance of water in nature 2. Redeployment as a Parameter to Measure the Imbalance of Water in Nature 4. Imbalance's Hypothesis for the Origin and Dynamics of Water on the Terrestrial Planets 5. Imbalance of Water and Carbon as Factors of the Global Climate Changes

  11. Final Report: Radiation-magnetohydrodynamic evolution and instability of conductors driven by megagauss magnetic fields

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    Bauer, Bruno, S.; Siemon, Richard, E.

    2008-10-22

    We are pleased to report important progress in experimentally characterizing and numerically modeling the transformation into plasma of walls subjected to pulsed megagauss magnetic fields. Understanding this is important to Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) because an important limitation to the metal liner approach to MTF comes from the strong eddy current heating on the surface of the metal liner. This has intriguing non-linear aspects when the magnetic field is in the megagauss regime as needed for MTF, and may limit the magnetic field in an MTF implosion. Many faculty, students, and staff have contributed to this work, and, implicitly or explicitly, to this report. Contributors include, in addition to the PIs, Andrey Esaulov, Stephan Fuelling, Irvin Lindemuth, Volodymyr Makhin, Ioana Paraschiv, Milena Angelova, Tom Awe, Tasha Goodrich, Arunkumar Prasadam, Andrew Oxner, Bruno Le Galloudec, Radu Presura, and Vladimir Ivanov. Highlights of the progress made during the grant include: • 12 articles published, and 44 conference and workshop presentations made, on a broad range of issues related to this project; • An ongoing experiment that uses the 1 MA, 100-ns Zebra z-pinch at UNR to apply 2 5 megagauss to a variety of metal surfaces, examining plasma formation and evolution; • Numerical simulation studies of the 1-MA Zebra, and potential Shiva Star and Atlas experiments that include realistic equations of state and radiation effects, using a variety of tables. • Collaboration with other groups doing simulations of this experiment at LANL, VNIIEF, SNL, and NumerEx leading to a successful international workshop at UNR in the spring of 2008.

  12. V. M. BEKHTEREV IN RUSSIAN CHILD SCIENCE, 1900S–1920S: “OBJECTIVE PSYCHOLOGY”/“REFLEXOLOGY” AS A SCIENTIFIC MOVEMENT

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    2016-01-01

    In the early 20th century the child population became a major focus of scientific, professional and public interest. This led to the crystallization of a dynamic field of child science, encompassing developmental and educational psychology, child psychiatry and special education, school hygiene and mental testing, juvenile criminology and the anthropology of childhood. This article discusses the role played in child science by the eminent Russian neurologist and psychiatrist Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev. The latter's name is associated with a distinctive program for transforming the human sciences in general and psychology in particular that he in the 1900s labelled “objective psychology” and from the 1910s renamed “reflexology.” The article examines the equivocal place that Bekhterev's “objective psychology” and “reflexology” occupied in Russian/Soviet child science in the first three decades of the 20th century. While Bekhterev's prominence in this field is beyond doubt, analysis shows that “objective psychology” and “reflexology” had much less success in mobilizing support within it than certain other movements in this arena (for example, “experimental pedagogy” in the pre‐revolutionary era); it also found it difficult to compete with the variety of rival programs that arose within Soviet “pedology” during the 1920s. However, this article also demonstrates that the study of child development played a pivotal role in Bekhterev's program for the transformation of the human sciences: it was especially important to his efforts to ground in empirical phenomena and in concrete research practices a new ontology of the psychological, which, the article argues, underpinned “objective psychology”/“reflexology” as a transformative scientific movement. PMID:26910603

  13. Dynamically Consistent Shallow-Atmosphere Equations with a Complete Coriolis force

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    Tort, Marine; Dubos, Thomas; Bouchut, François; Zeitlin, Vladimir

    2014-05-01

    Dynamically Consistent Shallow-Atmosphere Equations with a Complete Coriolis force Marine Tort1, Thomas Dubos1, François Bouchut2 & Vladimir Zeitlin1,3 1 Laboratoire of Dynamical Meteorology, Univ. P. and M. Curie, Ecole Normale Supérieure, and Ecole Polytechnique, FRANCE 2 Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Mathématiques Appliquées, FRANCE 3 Institut Universitaire de France Atmospheric and oceanic motion are usually modeled within the shallow-fluid approximation, which simplifies the 3D spherical geometry. For dynamical consistency, i.e. to ensure conservation laws for potential vorticity, energy and angular momentum, the horizontal component of the Coriolis force is neglected. Here new equation sets combining consistently a simplified shallow-fluid geometry with a complete Coriolis force is presented. The derivation invokes Hamilton's principle of least action with an approximate Lagrangian capturing the small increase with height of the solid-body entrainment velocity due to planetary rotation. A three-dimensional compressible model and a one-layer shallow-water model are obtained. The latter extends previous work done on the f-plane and β-plane. Preliminary numerical results confirm the accuracy of the 3D model within the range of parameters for which the equations are relevant. These new models could be useful to incorporate a full Coriolis force into existing numerical models and to disentangle the effects of the shallow-atmosphere approximation from those of the traditional approximation. Related papers: Tort M., Dubos T., Bouchut F. and Zeitlin V. Consistent shallow-water equations on the rotating sphere with complete Coriolis force and topography. J. Fluid Mech. (under revisions) Tort M. and Dubos T. Dynamically consistent shallow-atmosphere equations with a complete Coriolis force. Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. (DOI: 10.1002/qj.2274)

  14. STS-71 Shuttle Atlantis chute deploy rear view

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    1995-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis makes a smooth touchdown on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, bringing an end to the historic STS-71 mission which featured the first docking between the Space Shuttle and the Russian Mir space station. Main gear touchdown of Atlantis was at 10:54:34 a.m. EDT, on July 7, 1995. This was the first of seven scheduled Shuttle/Mir docking missions. The 10-day mission also set the record for having the most people who have flown in an orbiter during a mission: the five U.S. astronauts and two cosmonauts who were launched on Atlantis on June 27, and three space flyers who have been aboard Mir since March 16 and were returned to Earth in Atlantis. The STS-71 crew included Mission Commander Robert L. 'Hoot' Gibson, Pilot Charles J. Precourt, Payload Commander Dr. Ellen S. Baker, and Mission Specialists Bonnie J. Dunbar and Gregory J. Harbaugh. Also part of the STS-71 crew were two cosmonauts who comprise the Mir 19 crew -- Mission Commander Anatoly Y. Solovyev and Flight Engineer Nikolai M. Budarin. They transfered to Mir during the four days of docking operations, and remain there. They replaced the Mir 18 crew of U.S. astronaut and cosmonaut researcher Dr. Norman E. Thagard, and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov, who served as mission commander, and Gennadiy M. Strekalov, who served as flight engineer. The Mir crew joined the American STS-71 crew members for the return to Earth on Atlantis.

  15. STS-71 Shuttle Atlantis landing side view

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    1995-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis makes a smooth touchdown on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, bringing an end to the historic STS-71 mission which featured the first docking between the Space Shuttle and the Russian Mir space station. The chase plane, the Shuttle Training Aircraft flown by Robert D. Cabana, head of the Astronaut Office, is in the upper left of photo. Main gear touchdown of Atlantis was at 10:54:34 a.m. EDT, on July 7, 1995. This was the first of seven scheduled Shuttle/Mir docking missions. The 10-day mission also set the record for having the most people who have flown in an orbiter during a mission: the five U.S. astronauts and two cosmonauts who were launched on Atlantis on June 27, and three space flyers who have been aboard Mir since March 16 and were returned to Earth in Atlantis. The STS-71 crew included Mission Commander Robert L. 'Hoot' Gibson, Pilot Charles J. Precourt, Payload Commander Dr. Ellen S. Baker, and Mission Specialists Bonnie J. Dunbar and Gregory J. Harbaugh. Also part of the STS-71 crew were two cosmonauts who comprise the Mir 19 crew -- Mission Commander Anatoly Y. Solovyev and Flight Engineer Nikolai M. Budarin. They transfered to Mir during the four days of docking operations, and remain there. They replaced the Mir 18 crew of U.S. astronaut and cosmonaut researcher Dr. Norman E. Thagard, and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov, who served as mission commander, and Gennadiy M. Strekalov, who served as flight engineer. The Mir crew joined the American STS-71 crew members for the return to Earth on Atlantis.

  16. STS-71 Shuttle Atlantis chute deploy front view

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    1995-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis makes a smooth touchdown on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, bringing an end to the historic STS-71 mission which featured the first docking between the Space Shuttle and the Russian Mir space station. The chase plane, the Shuttle Training Aircraft flown by Robert D. Cabana, head of the Astronaut Office, is in the upper left of photo. Main gear touchdown of Atlantis was at 10:54:34 a.m. EDT, on July 7, 1995. This was the first of seven scheduled Shuttle/Mir docking missions. The 10-day mission also set the record for having the most people who have flown in an orbiter during a mission: the five U.S. astronauts and two cosmonauts who were launched on Atlantis on June 27, and three space flyers who have been aboard Mir since March 16 and were returned to Earth in Atlantis. The STS-71 crew included Mission Commander Robert L. 'Hoot' Gibson, Pilot Charles J. Precourt, Payload Commander Dr. Ellen S. Baker, and Mission Specialists Bonnie J. Dunbar and Gregory J. Harbaugh. Also part of the STS-71 crew were two cosmonauts who comprise the Mir 19 crew -- Mission Commander Anatoly Y. Solovyev and Flight Engineer Nikolai M. Budarin. They transfered to Mir during the four days of docking operations, and remain there. They replaced the Mir 18 crew of U.S. astronaut and cosmonaut researcher Dr. Norman E. Thagard, and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov, who served as mission commander, and Gennadiy M. Strekalov, who served as flight engineer. The Mir crew joined the American STS-71 crew members for the return to Earth on Atlantis.

  17. STS-71 Shuttle Atlantis landing closeup

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    1995-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis makes a smooth touchdown on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, bringing an end to the historic STS-71 mission which featured the first docking between the Space Shuttle and the Russian Mir space station. The chase plane, the Shuttle Training Aircraft flown by Robert D. Cabana, head of the Astronaut Office, is in the upper left of photo. Main gear touchdown of Atlantis was at 10:54:34 a.m. EDT, on July 7, 1995. This was the first of seven scheduled Shuttle/Mir docking missions. The 10-day mission also set the record for having the most people who have flown in an orbiter during a mission: the five U.S. astronauts and two cosmonauts who were launched on Atlantis on June 27, and three space flyers who have been aboard Mir since March 16 and were returned to Earth in Atlantis. The STS-71 crew included Mission Commander Robert L. 'Hoot' Gibson, Pilot Charles J. Precourt, Payload Commander Dr. Ellen S. Baker, and Mission Specialists Bonnie J. Dunbar and Gregory J. Harbaugh. Also part of the STS-71 crew were two cosmonauts who comprise the Mir 19 crew -- Mission Commander Anatoly Y. Solovyev and Flight Engineer Nikolai M. Budarin. They transfered to Mir during the four days of docking operations, and remain there. They replaced the Mir 18 crew of U.S. astronaut and cosmonaut researcher Dr. Norman E. Thagard, and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov, who served as mission commander, and Gennadiy M. Strekalov, who served as flight engineer. The Mir crew joined the American STS-71 crew members for the return to Earth on Atlantis.

  18. STS-71 Shuttle Atlantis main gear touchdown

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    1995-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis makes a smooth touchdown on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, bringing an end to the historic STS-71 mission which featured the first docking between the Space Shuttle and the Russian Mir space station. The chase plane, the Shuttle Training Aircraft flown by Robert D. Cabana, head of the Astronaut Office, is in the upper left of photo. Main gear touchdown of Atlantis was at 10:54:34 a.m. EDT, on July 7, 1995. This was the first of seven scheduled Shuttle/Mir docking missions. The 10-day mission also set the record for having the most people who have flown in an orbiter during a mission: the five U.S. astronauts and two cosmonauts who were launched on Atlantis on June 27, and three space flyers who have been aboard Mir since March 16 and were returned to Earth in Atlantis. The STS-71 crew included Mission Commander Robert L. 'Hoot' Gibson, Pilot Charles J. Precourt, Payload Commander Dr. Ellen S. Baker, and Mission Specialists Bonnie J. Dunbar and Gregory J. Harbaugh. Also part of the STS-71 crew were two cosmonauts who comprise the Mir 19 crew -- Mission Commander Anatoly Y. Solovyev and Flight Engineer Nikolai M. Budarin. They transfered to Mir during the four days of docking operations, and remain there. They replaced the Mir 18 crew of U.S. astronaut and cosmonaut researcher Dr. Norman E. Thagard, and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov, who served as mission commander, and Gennadiy M. Strekalov, who served as flight engineer. The Mir crew joined the American STS-71 crew members for the return to Earth on Atlantis.

  19. STS-71 Shuttle Atlantis after main gear touchdown

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    1995-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis makes a smooth touchdown on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, bringing an end to the historic STS-71 mission which featured the first docking between the Space Shuttle and the Russian Mir space station. The chase plane, the Shuttle Training Aircraft flown by Robert D. Cabana, head of the Astronaut Office, is in the upper left of photo. Main gear touchdown of Atlantis was at 10:54:34 a.m. EDT, on July 7, 1995. This was the first of seven scheduled Shuttle/Mir docking missions. The 10-day mission also set the record for having the most people who have flown in an orbiter during a mission: the five U.S. astronauts and two cosmonauts who were launched on Atlantis on June 27, and three space flyers who have been aboard Mir since March 16 and were returned to Earth in Atlantis. The STS-71 crew included Mission Commander Robert L. 'Hoot' Gibson, Pilot Charles J. Precourt, Payload Commander Dr. Ellen S. Baker, and Mission Specialists Bonnie J. Dunbar and Gregory J. Harbaugh. Also part of the STS-71 crew were two cosmonauts who comprise the Mir 19 crew -- Mission Commander Anatoly Y. Solovyev and Flight Engineer Nikolai M. Budarin. They transfered to Mir during the four days of docking operations, and remain there. They replaced the Mir 18 crew of U.S. astronaut and cosmonaut researcher Dr. Norman E. Thagard, and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov, who served as mission commander, and Gennadiy M. Strekalov, who served as flight engineer. The Mir crew joined the American STS-71 crew members for the return to Earth on Atlantis.

  20. Two-slit experiment: quantum and classical probabilities

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    Khrennikov, Andrei

    2015-06-01

    Inter-relation between quantum and classical probability models is one of the most fundamental problems of quantum foundations. Nowadays this problem also plays an important role in quantum technologies, in quantum cryptography and the theory of quantum random generators. In this letter, we compare the viewpoint of Richard Feynman that the behavior of quantum particles cannot be described by classical probability theory with the viewpoint that quantum-classical inter-relation is more complicated (cf, in particular, with the tomographic model of quantum mechanics developed in detail by Vladimir Man'ko). As a basic example, we consider the two-slit experiment, which played a crucial role in quantum foundational debates at the beginning of quantum mechanics (QM). In particular, its analysis led Niels Bohr to the formulation of the principle of complementarity. First, we demonstrate that in complete accordance with Feynman's viewpoint, the probabilities for the two-slit experiment have the non-Kolmogorovian structure, since they violate one of basic laws of classical probability theory, the law of total probability (the heart of the Bayesian analysis). However, then we show that these probabilities can be embedded in a natural way into the classical (Kolmogorov, 1933) probability model. To do this, one has to take into account the randomness of selection of different experimental contexts, the joint consideration of which led Feynman to a conclusion about the non-classicality of quantum probability. We compare this embedding of non-Kolmogorovian quantum probabilities into the Kolmogorov model with well-known embeddings of non-Euclidean geometries into Euclidean space (e.g., the Poincaré disk model for the Lobachvesky plane).

  1. Quantum Effects in Biology

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    Mohseni, Masoud; Omar, Yasser; Engel, Gregory S.; Plenio, Martin B.

    2014-08-01

    List of contributors; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Quantum biology: introduction Graham R. Fleming and Gregory D. Scholes; 2. Open quantum system approaches to biological systems Alireza Shabani, Masoud Mohseni, Seogjoo Jang, Akihito Ishizaki, Martin Plenio, Patrick Rebentrost, Alàn Aspuru-Guzik, Jianshu Cao, Seth Lloyd and Robert Silbey; 3. Generalized Förster resonance energy transfer Seogjoo Jang, Hoda Hossein-Nejad and Gregory D. Scholes; 4. Multidimensional electronic spectroscopy Tomáš Mančal; Part II. Quantum Effects in Bacterial Photosynthetic Energy Transfer: 5. Structure, function, and quantum dynamics of pigment protein complexes Ioan Kosztin and Klaus Schulten; 6. Direct observation of quantum coherence Gregory S. Engel; 7. Environment-assisted quantum transport Masoud Mohseni, Alàn Aspuru-Guzik, Patrick Rebentrost, Alireza Shabani, Seth Lloyd, Susana F. Huelga and Martin B. Plenio; Part III. Quantum Effects in Higher Organisms and Applications: 8. Excitation energy transfer in higher plants Elisabet Romero, Vladimir I. Novoderezhkin and Rienk van Grondelle; 9. Electron transfer in proteins Spiros S. Skourtis; 10. A chemical compass for bird navigation Ilia A. Solov'yov, Thorsten Ritz, Klaus Schulten and Peter J. Hore; 11. Quantum biology of retinal Klaus Schulten and Shigehiko Hayashi; 12. Quantum vibrational effects on sense of smell A. M. Stoneham, L. Turin, J. C. Brookes and A. P. Horsfield; 13. A perspective on possible manifestations of entanglement in biological systems Hans J. Briegel and Sandu Popescu; 14. Design and applications of bio-inspired quantum materials Mohan Sarovar, Dörthe M. Eisele and K. Birgitta Whaley; 15. Coherent excitons in carbon nanotubes Leonas Valkunas and Darius Abramavicius; Glossary; References; Index.

  2. Virtual Reality Visualization of Permafrost Dynamics Along a Transect Through Northern Alaska

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    Chappell, G. G.; Brody, B.; Webb, P.; Chord, J.; Romanovsky, V.; Tipenko, G.

    2004-12-01

    Understanding permafrost dynamics poses a significant challenge for researchers and planners. Our project uses nontraditional visualization tools to create a 3-D interactive virtual-reality environment in which permafrost dynamics can be explored and experimented with. We have incorporated a numerical soil temperature model by Gennadiy Tipenko and Vladimir Romanovsky of the Geophysical institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks into an animated tour in space and time in the virtual reality facility of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The software is being written by undergraduate interns Patrick Webb and Jordanna Chord under the direction of Professors Chappell and Brody. When using our software, the user appears to be surrounded by a 3-D computer-generated model of the state of Alaska. The eastern portion of the state is displaced upward from the western portion. The data are represented on an animated vertical strip running between the two parts, as if eastern Alaska were raised up, and the soil at the cut could be viewed. We use coloring to highlight significant properties and features of the soil: temperature, the active layer, etc. The user can view data from various parts of the state simply by walking to the appropriate location in the model, or by using a flying-style interface to cover longer distances. Using a control panel, the user can also alter the time, viewing the data for a particular date, or watching the data change with time: a high-speed movie in which long-term changes in permafrost are readily apparent. In the second phase of the project, we connect the visualization directly to the model, running in real time. We allow the user to manipulate the input data and get immediate visual feedback. For example, the user might specify the kind and placement of ground cover, by ``painting'' snowpack, plant species, or fire damage, and be able to see the effect on permafrost stability with no

  3. [Development of forensic psychiatry in Serbia].

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    Milovanović, Srdjan; Jovanović, Aleksandar; Jasović-Gasić, Miroslava; Ilanković, Nikola; Dunjić, Dusan; Lakić, Aneta; Djukić-Dejanović, Slavica; Nenadović, Milutin; Randjelović, Dragisa; Milovanović, Dimitrije

    2013-01-01

    The development of legislation in the field of mental health in our region is linked with the emergence and development of the oldest psychiatric hospitals in Serbia.The principle that the mentally ill who committed a criminal offense need to be placed in a psychiatric hospital instead of a prison was introduced at the same time as in the most developed European countries. The founders of the Serbian forensic psychiatry, Dr. Jovan Danić, Dr.Vojislav Subotić Jr. and Dr. Dusan Subotić, were all trained at the first Serbian Psychiatric Hospital ("Home for the Unsound of Mind") that was founded in 1861 in the part of Belgrade called Guberevac. Their successors were psychiatric enthusiasts Prof. Dr.Vladimir F.Vujić and Prof. Dr. Laza Stanojević. A formal establishment of the School of Medicine of Belgrade, with acquirement of new experience and positive shifts within this field, based on the general act of the University in 1932, led to the formation of the Council of the School of Medicine, which, as a collective body passed expert opinions. Thus, the first Forensic Medicine Committee of the School of Medicine was formed and started its activities in 1931 when Forensic Medicine Committee Regulations were accepted. After the World War II prominent educators in the field of mental health, and who particularly contributed to further development of forensic psychiatry in Serbia were Prof. Dr. Uros Jekić, Prof Dr. Dusan Jevtić, Dr. Stevan Jovanović, Prof. Dr. Borislav Kapamadzija, Prof. Dr. Maksim Sternić, Prof. Dr. Josif Vesel and Prof. Dr. Dimitrije Milovanović.

  4. Enhanced nonlinear optics and other applications of resonant plasmonics

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    Robinson, Hans D.

    2011-10-01

    A surface plasmon polariton is the result of a photon coupling to a collective charge excitation in an electron gas. It is the optical equivalent of ordinary electrical currents at lower frequencies. By this analogy, just as regular electronic circuits can have resonances at discrete frequencies, metal nanostructures can exhibit plasmonic resonances in the optical frequency regime. These resonances tend to concentrate the electromagnetic field intensity by several orders of magnitude within nanometer scale hotspots located at sharp corners or inside narrow gaps in the structure. This phenomenon can be used to enhance a number of different effects, such as Raman scattering, fluorescence efficiency and photochemical reactions. This talk will give an overview of some of our recent work in this area, focusing on using plasmons to enhance the second harmonic generation (SHG) from nonlinear optical films. In particular, we have shown that the addition of plasmonic nanoparticles to such a film can increase the SHG emission as much as 2000 times. We have applied this idea to SHG generation in tapered optical fiber, where we obtain quasi-phase matching by patterning the deposition of metal nanoparticles onto the otherwise uniform nonlinear film that coats the fiber. I will also discuss our recent work on plasmonically enhanced nonlinear microscopy and plasmon enhanced photovotaics. [4pt] In collaboration with Kai Chen, Chih-Yu Jao, Chalongrat Daengngam, Jeong-Ah Lee, and J. Randall Heflin, VirginiaTech, Department of Physics; Sungsool Wi, VirginiaTech, Department of Chemistry; Lauren Neely, Vladimir Kochergin, MicroXact, Inc.; and Yong Xu, Virginia Tech, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  5. PREFACE: 2nd International School and Conference Saint-Petersburg OPEN on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures (SPbOPEN2015)

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    2015-11-01

    The 2nd International School and Conference ''Saint Petersburg OPEN 2015'' on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures was held on April 6 - 8, 2015 at St. Petersburg Academic University. The School and Conference included a series of invited talks given by leading professors with the aim to introduce young scientists with actual problems and major advances in physics and technology. The keynote speakers were Mikhail V. Maximov (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute RAS, Russia) Vladimir G. Dubrovskii (St. Petersburg Academic University and St. Petersburg State University, Russia) Anton Yu. Egorov (JSC Connector Optics, Russia) Victor V. Luchinin (St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Russia) Vladislav E. Bugrov (St. Petersburg University of Internet Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Russia) Vitali A. Schukin (VI Systems, Germany) Yuri P. Svirko (University of Eastern Finland, Finland) During the poster session all undergraduate and graduate students attending the conference presented their works. A sufficiently large number of participants, with more than 170 student attendees from all over the world, allowed the Conference to provide a fertile ground for fruitful discussions between the young scientists as well as to become a perfect platform for valuable discussions between student authors and highly experienced scientists. The best student papers, which were selected by the Program Committee and by the invited speakers basing on the theses and their poster presentation, were awarded with diplomas of the conference - see the photos. This year ''Saint Petersburg OPEN 2015'' is organized by St. Petersburg Academic University in cooperation with Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The School and Conference is supported by Russian Science Foundation, SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics), OSA (The Optical Society) and by Skolkovo Foundation. It is a continuation of the annual schools and seminars for

  6. High-throughput next-generation sequencing technologies foster new cutting-edge computing techniques in bioinformatics.

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    Yang, Mary Qu; Athey, Brian D; Arabnia, Hamid R; Sung, Andrew H; Liu, Qingzhong; Yang, Jack Y; Mao, Jinghe; Deng, Youping

    2009-07-07

    The advent of high-throughput next generation sequencing technologies have fostered enormous potential applications of supercomputing techniques in genome sequencing, epi-genetics, metagenomics, personalized medicine, discovery of non-coding RNAs and protein-binding sites. To this end, the 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Biocomp) - 2008 World Congress on Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing (Worldcomp) was designed to promote synergistic inter/multidisciplinary research and education in response to the current research trends and advances. The conference attracted more than two thousand scientists, medical doctors, engineers, professors and students gathered at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA during July 14-17 and received great success. Supported by International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM), International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design (IJCBDD), International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine (IJFIPM) and the leading research laboratories from Harvard, M.I.T., Purdue, UIUC, UCLA, Georgia Tech, UT Austin, U. of Minnesota, U. of Iowa etc, the conference received thousands of research papers. Each submitted paper was reviewed by at least three reviewers and accepted papers were required to satisfy reviewers' comments. Finally, the review board and the committee decided to select only 19 high-quality research papers for inclusion in this supplement to BMC Genomics based on the peer reviews only. The conference committee was very grateful for the Plenary Keynote Lectures given by: Dr. Brian D. Athey (University of Michigan Medical School), Dr. Vladimir N. Uversky (Indiana University School of Medicine), Dr. David A. Patterson (Member of United States National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, University of California at Berkeley) and Anousheh Ansari (Prodea Systems, Space Ambassador). The theme of the conference to promote

  7. STS-105 and Expedition 3 crews head for bus and another launch attempt

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    2001-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews grin as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39A for a second launch attempt. Leading the way are (left to right) Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz; in the second row, Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry; in the third row, E3 cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Frank Culbertson, and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov. Forrester and Tyurin are both making their first space flights. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station'''s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station'''s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station.

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    2001-08-10

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews are smiling as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39A for a second launch attempt. Leading the way are (left to right) Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz; in the second row, Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry; in the third row, E3 cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Frank Culbertson, and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov. Forrester and Tyurin are both making their first space flights. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. [Photo by Scott Andrews; Nikon D1X camera

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    2001-08-10

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews grin as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39A for a second launch attempt. Leading the way are (left to right) Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz; in the second row, Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry; in the third row, E3 cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Frank Culbertson, and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov. Forrester and Tyurin are both making their first space flights. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station

  10. PREFACE: Carolina International Symposium on Neutrino Physics

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    Avignone, Frank; Creswick, Richard; Kubodera, Kuniharu; Purohit, Milind

    2009-07-01

    ) Vladimir Gudkov (USC) Kuniharu Kubodera (USC, Chair) Milind Purohit (USC)

  11. Delay in seeking treatment and adherence to tuberculosis medications in Russia: a survey of patients from two clinics.

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    Woith, Wendy Mann; Larson, Janet L

    2008-08-01

    Tuberculosis is a global problem, especially in high burden countries such as Russia, that is fueled by delay in seeking treatment and nonadherence to prescribed medications. Stigma and illness representation (a person's mental image of a specific illness) have the potential to affect treatment seeking and adherence. To describe the illness representation of tuberculosis in Russians with active pulmonary tuberculosis, and to determine if stigma and illness representation are predictors of delay in seeking treatment and adherence to tuberculosis medications. Cross-sectional, descriptive survey. Two outpatient clinics in the Vladimir Region, Russia. A total of 105 adults, 18 years and older, being treated for active pulmonary tuberculosis, and on outpatient therapy for a minimum of four weeks participated in this study. Delay was measured with a question asking length of time between onset of symptoms and appointment with a physician. Stigma was measured using the Social Impact Scale. Illness representation was measured using the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire. Participants' outpatient medication records were reviewed for medication adherence. Symptoms reported were not consistent with those described in the medical literature and other studies. Only four subjects suspected tuberculosis based on their symptoms; 60% believed they had other respiratory infections. Multiple regression showed that illness identity (an attribute of illness representation) (beta=0.23) was a significant predictor of delay, accounting for 29% of the variance (p=0.008); and financial insecurity (beta=-0.28) and internalized shame (beta=0.27) (measures of stigma) were both significant predictors of medication adherence, accounting for 23% of the variance (p=0.003). Illness identity was associated with delay. Internalized shame was associated with increased medication adherence while financial insecurity was associated with decreased adherence. Results point to the need for broad

  12. Comparing IRI and IRI-Real-Time with SWARM Electron Density Data

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    Bilitza, D.; Galkin, I. A.; Stolle, C.; Vesnin, A.; Reinisch, B. W.

    2014-12-01

    We will present first comparisons between the electron densities measured by the SWARM Langmuir Probes and the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) (Bilitza et al., 2014) involving both the standard IRI and the Real-Time IRI. The Real-Time IRI is based on the IRI Real-Time Assimilative Mapping (IRTAM) algorithm for the F2 peak density and height that was developed by Galkin et al. (2012). IRTAM assimilates digisonde data from the Global Ionosphere Radio Observatory (GIRO) into the IRI-CCIR models for the F-peak parameters. The goals of this study are twofold. On one hand our comparisons are intended to help and to support SWARM validation efforts for the electron density and on the other hand our comparisons are intended to investigate how well the IRI Real-Time algorithm reproduces detailed spatial and temporal structures that are not included in the standard IRI. The results will be a starting point for future inclusion of SWARM data into the assimilative Real-Time IRI process. Bilitza Dieter, David Altadill, Yongliang Zhang, Chris Mertens, Vladimir Truhlik, Phil Richards, Lee-Anne McKinnell, and Bodo Reinisch, The International Reference Ionosphere 2012 - A Model of International Collaboration, J, Space Weather Space Clim., 4, A07(1-12), DOI: 10.1051/swsc/2014004, 2014. Galkin, I. A., B. W. Reinisch, X. Huang, and D. Bilitza (2012), Assimilation of GIRO data into a real-time IRI, Radio Sci., 47, RS0L07, doi:10.1029/2011RS004952.

  13. Rare Isotopes and Fundamental Symmetries

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    Brown, B. Alex; Engel, Jonathan; Haxton, Wick; Ramsey-Musolf, Michael; Romalis, Michael; Savard, Guy

    2009-01-01

    Experiments searching for new interactions in nuclear beta decay / Klaus P. Jungmann -- The beta-neutrino correlation in sodium-21 and other nuclei / P. A. Vetter ... [et al.] -- Nuclear structure and fundamental symmetries/ B. Alex Brown -- Schiff moments and nuclear structure / J. Engel -- Superallowed nuclear beta decay: recent results and their impact on V[symbol] / J. C. Hardy and I. S. Towner -- New calculation of the isospin-symmetry breaking correlation to superallowed Fermi beta decay / I. S. Towner and J. C. Hardy -- Precise measurement of the [symbol]H to [symbol]He mass difference / D. E. Pinegar ... [et al.] -- Limits on scalar currents from the 0+ to 0+ decay of [symbol]Ar and isospin breaking in [symbol]Cl and [symbol]Cl / A. Garcia -- Nuclear constraints on the weak nucleon-nucleon interaction / W. C. Haxton -- Atomic PNC theory: current status and future prospects / M. S. Safronova -- Parity-violating nucleon-nucleon interactions: what can we learn from nuclear anapole moments? / B. Desplanques -- Proposed experiment for the measurement of the anapole moment in francium / A. Perez Galvan ... [et al.] -- The Radon-EDM experiment / Tim Chupp for the Radon-EDM collaboration -- The lead radius Eexperiment (PREX) and parity violating measurements of neutron densities / C. J. Horowitz -- Nuclear structure aspects of Schiff moment and search for collective enhancements / Naftali Auerbach and Vladimir Zelevinsky -- The interpretation of atomic electric dipole moments: Schiff theorem and its corrections / C. -P. Liu -- T-violation and the search for a permanent electric dipole moment of the mercury atom / M. D. Swallows ... [et al.] -- The new concept for FRIB and its potential for fundamental interactions studies / Guy Savard -- Collinear laser spectroscopy and polarized exotic nuclei at NSCL / K. Minamisono -- Environmental dependence of masses and coupling constants / M. Pospelov.

  14. History and development of anaesthesiology (with resuscitation and intensive medicine) in the Republic of Macedonia.

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    Andonov, Vladimir; Sholjakova, Marija; Nojkov, Jordan; Nikolova-Todorova, Zorka; Shosholcheva, Mirjana; Kartalov, Andrijan; Kuzmanovska, Biljana

    2014-01-01

    To present a chronological overview of the most important events and actors that have marked the history of anaesthesiology and intensive treatment in R. Macedonia since its beginnings in the 1950s. Retrospective study based on archive materials, published literature and jubilee publications, as well as the memories of individuals who have worked in the field of anaesthesiology in the past period. Between the two World Wars the first anaesthesia procedures were handled by surgeons. After World War II, the development of anaesthesia in R. Macedonia could be divided into two periods: before 1965 and after 1965. Before 1965 anaesthesia was mainly given by technicians trained on courses, and after this year anaesthesiology was taken over by anaesthesiologists who had specialized at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje. In 1985 the number of anaesthesiologists was 100, and today it exceeds 250. The most important figures in the history of Macedonian anaesthesiology are: Dr. Risto Ivanovski, who worked from 1954-78, and Prof. Dr. Vladimir Andonov, who worked as an anaesthesiologist from 1965-99. Both of them are doyens who contributed a lot to the development of the anaesthesiology service and education of anaesthesiologists in R. Macedonia. Intensive treatment had started in 1955, but in real terms it has been performed since 1966, when artificial ventilators were introduced. The modern Intensive Care Department was opened at the Surgical Clinic in 1995 and it was followed in other hospitals in the state. The Department of Anaesthesiology has existed since 1975, and it has made a huge contribution to the education of professionals who apply modern principles in emergency medicine and intensive care. From modest beginnings in the 1950s, anaesthesiology today in R. Macedonia has developed well organized activity that successfully follow the trends of modern medicine in the field of anesthesiology, resuscitation, intensive care and pain treatment.

  15. V. M. BEKHTEREV IN RUSSIAN CHILD SCIENCE, 1900S-1920S: "OBJECTIVE PSYCHOLOGY"/"REFLEXOLOGY" AS A SCIENTIFIC MOVEMENT.

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    Byford, Andy

    2016-01-01

    In the early 20(th) century the child population became a major focus of scientific, professional and public interest. This led to the crystallization of a dynamic field of child science, encompassing developmental and educational psychology, child psychiatry and special education, school hygiene and mental testing, juvenile criminology and the anthropology of childhood. This article discusses the role played in child science by the eminent Russian neurologist and psychiatrist Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev. The latter's name is associated with a distinctive program for transforming the human sciences in general and psychology in particular that he in the 1900s labelled "objective psychology" and from the 1910s renamed "reflexology." The article examines the equivocal place that Bekhterev's "objective psychology" and "reflexology" occupied in Russian/Soviet child science in the first three decades of the 20(th) century. While Bekhterev's prominence in this field is beyond doubt, analysis shows that "objective psychology" and "reflexology" had much less success in mobilizing support within it than certain other movements in this arena (for example, "experimental pedagogy" in the pre-revolutionary era); it also found it difficult to compete with the variety of rival programs that arose within Soviet "pedology" during the 1920s. However, this article also demonstrates that the study of child development played a pivotal role in Bekhterev's program for the transformation of the human sciences: it was especially important to his efforts to ground in empirical phenomena and in concrete research practices a new ontology of the psychological, which, the article argues, underpinned "objective psychology"/"reflexology" as a transformative scientific movement.

  16. ConReg-R: Extrapolative recalibration of the empirical distribution of p-values to improve false discovery rate estimates

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    2011-01-01

    Background False discovery rate (FDR) control is commonly accepted as the most appropriate error control in multiple hypothesis testing problems. The accuracy of FDR estimation depends on the accuracy of the estimation of p-values from each test and validity of the underlying assumptions of the distribution. However, in many practical testing problems such as in genomics, the p-values could be under-estimated or over-estimated for many known or unknown reasons. Consequently, FDR estimation would then be influenced and lose its veracity. Results We propose a new extrapolative method called Constrained Regression Recalibration (ConReg-R) to recalibrate the empirical p-values by modeling their distribution to improve the FDR estimates. Our ConReg-R method is based on the observation that accurately estimated p-values from true null hypotheses follow uniform distribution and the observed distribution of p-values is indeed a mixture of distributions of p-values from true null hypotheses and true alternative hypotheses. Hence, ConReg-R recalibrates the observed p-values so that they exhibit the properties of an ideal empirical p-value distribution. The proportion of true null hypotheses (π0) and FDR are estimated after the recalibration. Conclusions ConReg-R provides an efficient way to improve the FDR estimates. It only requires the p-values from the tests and avoids permutation of the original test data. We demonstrate that the proposed method significantly improves FDR estimation on several gene expression datasets obtained from microarray and RNA-seq experiments. Reviewers The manuscript was reviewed by Prof. Vladimir Kuznetsov, Prof. Philippe Broet, and Prof. Hongfang Liu (nominated by Prof. Yuriy Gusev). PMID:21595983

  17. STS-105/Discovery/ISS 7A.1: Pre-Launch Activities, Launch, Orbit Activities and Landing

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    2001-01-01

    The crew of Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-105 is introduced at their pre-launch meal and at suit-up. The crew members include Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, together with the Expedition 3 crew of the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition 3 crew includes Commander Frank Culbertson, Soyuz Commander Vladimir Dezhurov, and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin. When the astronauts depart for the launch pad in the Astrovan, their convoy is shown from above. Upon reaching the launch pad, they conduct a walk around of the shuttle, display signs for family members while being inspected in the White Room, and are strapped into their seats onboard Disciovery. The video includes footage of Discovery in the Orbiter Processing Facility, and some of the pre-launch procedures at the Launch Control Center are shown. The angles of launch replays include: TV-1, Beach Tracker, VAB, Pad A, Tower 1, UCS-15, Grandstand, OTV-70, Onboard, IGOR, and UCS-23. The moment of docking between Discovery and the ISS is shown from inside Discovery's cabin. While in orbit, the crew conducted extravehicular activities (EVAs) to attach an experiments container, and install handrails on the Destiny module of the ISS. The video shows the docking and unloading of the Leonardo Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM) onto the ISS. The deployment of a satellite from Discovery with the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the background is shown. Cape Canaveral is also shown from space. Landing replays include VAB, Tower 1, mid-field, South End SLF, North End SLF, Tower 2, Playalinda DOAMS, UCS-23, and Pilot Point of View (PPOV). NASA Administrator Dan Goldin meets the crew upon landing and participates in their walk around of Discovery. The video concludes with a short speech by commander Horowitz.

  18. STS-105/Discovery/ISS 7A.1: Pre-Launch Activities, Launch, Orbit Activities and Landing

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    2001-01-01

    The crew of Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-105 is introduced at their pre-launch meal and at suit-up. The crew members include Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, together with the Expedition 3 crew of the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition 3 crew includes Commander Frank Culbertson, Soyuz Commander Vladimir Dezhurov, and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin. When the astronauts depart for the launch pad in the Astrovan, their convoy is shown from above. Upon reaching the launch pad, they conduct a walk around of the shuttle, display signs for family members while being inspected in the White Room, and are strapped into their seats onboard Disciovery. The video includes footage of Discovery in the Orbiter Processing Facility, and some of the pre-launch procedures at the Launch Control Center are shown. The angles of launch replays include: TV-1, Beach Tracker, VAB, Pad A, Tower 1, UCS-15, Grandstand, OTV-70, Onboard, IGOR, and UCS-23. The moment of docking between Discovery and the ISS is shown from inside Discovery's cabin. While in orbit, the crew conducted extravehicular activities (EVAs) to attach an experiments container, and install handrails on the Destiny module of the ISS. The video shows the docking and unloading of the Leonardo Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM) onto the ISS. The deployment of a satellite from Discovery with the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the background is shown. Cape Canaveral is also shown from space. Landing replays include VAB, Tower 1, mid-field, South End SLF, North End SLF, Tower 2, Playalinda DOAMS, UCS-23, and Pilot Point of View (PPOV). NASA Administrator Dan Goldin meets the crew upon landing and participates in their walk around of Discovery. The video concludes with a short speech by commander Horowitz.

  19. Large-scale properties of the solar wind in the inner heliosphere

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    Khabarova, Olga; Obridko, Vladimir; Zharkova, Valentina; Veselov, Mikhail

    Since the solar wind phenomenon has been revealed and confirmed, one of the most intriguing problems was to understand processes in the solar atmosphere and their relation with the solar wind characteristics at different distances from the Sun. Analysis of multi-spacecraft measurements of plasma parameters and the interplanetary magnetic field provides us with knowledge about the heliosphere from global to small scales. Comparisons of observations with models, describing small-scale processes, usually give more positive results than in the case of models comparison with the solar wind properties at the scales larger than several proton gyroradii. For example, Parker-like models face with big problems in their attempts to predict the solar wind plasma and, especially, the behaviour of the interplanetary magnetic field. Observations show that the radial component of the interplanetary magnetic field depends on heliolatitude and radially decreases with a slope of -5/3 instead of the predicted slope of -2 (Khabarova, Obridko, ApJ, 2012; Khabarova, Astronomy Reports, 2013). This may be determined by small-scale processes occurring in some vicinity of the heliospheric current sheet and related to the magnetic reconnection (Zharkova, Khabarova, ApJ, 2012). In this report we present results of data analysis of eight spacecraft to study variations of plasma, the electric and magnetic field with distance and heliolatitude. begin{enumerate} Zharkova V., Khabarova O., Particle Acceleration in the Reconnecting Heliospheric Current Sheet: Solar Wind Data Versus 3D PIC Simulations, Astrophysical Journal, 2012, V.752, 1, 35 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/752/1/35 begin{enumerate} Khabarova Olga, and Obridko Vladimir, Puzzles of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field in the Inner Heliosphere, 2012, Astrophysical Journal, 761, 2, 82, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/761/2/82 begin{enumerate} Khabarova Olga V., The interplanetary magnetic field: radial and latitudinal dependences. Astronomy Reports, 2013

  20. Micro, meso, macro

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    Liljenström, Hans; Svedin, Uno

    1. System features, dynamics, and resilience - some introductory remarks / Hans Liljenström & Uno Svedin -- pt. I. The "vertical" system structure and meso-level characteristics. 2. Mesoscopic levels in science - some comments / Hermann Haken. 3. The necessity for mesoscopic organization to connect neural function to brain function / Walter J. Freeman. 4. Dynamic state transitions in the nervous system: from ion channels to neurons to networks / Peter Århem ... [et al.]. 5. A revolution in the Middle Kingdom / Robert E. Ulanowicz. 6. The meso-scale level of self-maintained reflective systems / Abir U. Igamberdiev -- pt. II. Inner and outer dynamics. 7. Time rescaling and generalized entropy in relation to the internal measurement concept / Igor Rojdestvenski & Michael G. Cottam. 8. Studying dynamic and stochastic systems using Poisson simulation / Leif Gustafsson. 9. Resource dynamics, social interactions, and the tragedy of the commons / Alia Mashanova & Richard Law. 10. Stability of social interaction / Sjur D. Flåm -- pt. III. Resilience and shocks. 11. Systems, shocks and time bombs / Nick Winder. 12. Biodiversity decreases the risk of collapse in model food webs / Charlotte Borrvall, Maria Christianou & Bo Ebenman. 13. A long-term perspective on resilience in socio-natural systems / Sander E. van der Leeuw & Christina Aschan-Leygonie. 14. Resilience in utility technologies / Roger Seaton. 15. Economic growth under shocks: path dependencies and stabilization / Yuri M. Ermoliev, Tatiana Y. Ermolieva & Vladimir I. Norkin. 16. Risk and crises management in complex systems / Koen Bertels, Jean-Marie Jacques & Magnus Boman. 17. Bridges, connections and interfaces - reflections over the meso theme / Uno Svedin & Hans Liljenström.

  1. PREFACE: International Congress on Energy Fluxes and Radiation Effects (EFRE-2014)

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    2014-11-01

    The International Congress on Energy Fluxes and Radiation Effects 2014 (EFRE 2014) was held in Tomsk, Russia, on September 21-26, 2014. The organizers of the Congress were the Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS and Tomsk Polytechnic University. EFRE 2014 combines three international conferences which are regularly held in Tomsk, Russia: the 18th International Symposium on High-Current Electronics (18th SHCE), the 12th International Conference on Modification of Materials with Particle Beams and Plasma Flows (12th CMM) and the 16th International Conference on Radiation Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter (16th RPC). The International Conference on Radiation Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter is a traditional representative forum devoted to the discussion of the fundamental problems of physical and chemical non-linear processes in condensed matter (mainly inorganic dielectrics) under the action of particle and photon beams of all types including pulsed power laser radiation. The International Symposium on High-Current Electronics is held biannually in Tomsk, Russia. The program of the conferences covers a wide range of scientific and technical areas including pulsed power technology, ion and electron beams, high-power microwaves, plasma and particle beam sources, modification of materials, and pulsed power applications in chemistry, biology and medicine. The 12th International Conference on Modification of Materials with Particle Beams and Plasma Flows is devoted to the discussion of the fundamental and applied issues in the field of modification of materials properties with particle beams and plasma flows. The six-day Congress brought together more than 250 specialists and scientists from different countries and organizations and provided an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge, make oral contributions and poster presentations, and initiate discussion on the topics of interest. The proceedings were edited by Victor Lisitsyn, Vladimir

  2. PREFACE: International Conference on Theoretical Physics: Dubna-Nano 2012

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    Osipov, Vladimir; Nesterenko, Valentin; Shukrinov, Yury M.

    2012-11-01

    The International Conference 'Dubna-Nano2012' was held on 9-14 July 2012 at the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia. The conference was the third one in the series started in 2008. 'Dubna-Nano2012' provided an opportunity for presentations and discussions about theoretical and experimental advances in the rapidly growing area of nanophysics. The multidisciplinary character of the conference allowed an effective exchange of ideas between different areas of nanophysics. The following topics were covered: graphene and other carbon nanostructures, topological insulators, quantum transport, quantum dots, atomic clusters, Josephson junctions and applications of nanosystems. About 100 scientists from 22 countries participated in the conference. The program included 38 oral talks and 39 posters. This volume contains 35 contributions. We would like to express our gratitude to all participants for their presentations and discussions. We are deeply indebted to the members of the International Advisory Committee Professors K S Novoselov, T Ando, T Chakraborty, J Fabian, V M Galitski, F Guinea, M Z Hasan, P Hawrylak, K Kadowaki, R Kleiner, T Koyama, Yu I Latyshev, Yu E Lozovik, M Machida, B K Nikolic, N F Pedersen, P-G. Reinhard, J M Rost and A Ya Vul. Financial support from BLTP JINR, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Heisenberg-Landau Program and Bogoliubov-Infeld Program was of a great importance. Further information about 'Dubna-Nano2012' is available on the homepage http://theor.jinr.ru/~nano12. Vladimir Osipov, Valentin Nesterenko and Yury Shukrinov Editors

  3. PREFACE International Conference on Theoretical Physics Dubna-Nano 2010

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    Osipov, Vladimir; Nesterenko, Valentin; Shukrinov, Yury

    2010-11-01

    The International Conference on Theoretical Physics 'Dubna-Nano2010' was held on 5-10 July 2010, at the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia. The previous conference of this series was at Dubna in 2008. The conference provided the opportunity for the presentation and discussion of theoretical and experimental advances in the rapidly growing area of nanophysics, with the accent on its theoretical aspects. The multidisciplinary character of the conference allowed an effective exchange of ideas between different areas of nanophysics. The following topics were covered: carbon nanosystems (graphene, nanotubes, fullerenes), quantum dots, quantum transport, spectroscopy and dynamics of atomic clusters, Josephson junctions, modelling, applications and perspectives. Approximately 120 scientists from 26 countries participated in the conference. The program included 63 oral talks and 70 posters. The 62 contributions are included in these proceedings. We would like to express our gratitude to all participants for their presentations and discussions, which made the conference indeed successful. We are deeply indebted to the members of the International Advisory Committee (Professors T Ando, J Fabian, F Guinea, P Hawrylak, K Kadowaki, T Koyama, Yu I Latushev, Yu E Lozovik, M Machida, B K Nikolic, N F Pedersen, P-G Reinhard, J M Rost, A Ya Vul') and the Local Organizing Committee for their fruitful work. The financial support of BLTP JINR, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Heisenberg-Landau Program and Bogoliubov-Infeld Program was of a great importance. Additional information about 'Dubna-Nano2010' is available at the homepage http://theor.jinr.ru/~nano10. Vladimir Osipov, Valentin Nesterenko and Yury Shukrinov Editors

  4. PREFACE: The International Conference on Theoretical Physics `Dubna-Nano2008'

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    Osipov, V. A.; Nesterenko, V. O.; Shukrinov, Y. M.

    2008-07-01

    The International Conference on Theoretical Physics `Dubna-Nano2008' was held on 7-11 July 2008 at the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia. The conference provided the opportunity for the presentation and discussion of theoretical and experimental advances in the rapidly growing area of the nanophysics, with the accent on its theoretical aspects. The multidisciplinary character of the conference allowed an effective exchange of ideas between different areas of nanophysics. The following topics were covered: carbon nanosystems (fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene), quantum dots, electron and spin transport, spectroscopy and dynamics of atomic clusters, Josephson junctions, bio-complexes, and applications of nanosystems. Approximately 90 scientists from 16 countries participated in the conference. The program included 48 oral talks and 40 posters. The 51 contributions are included in this proceedings. We would like to express our gratitude to all participants for their presentations and discussions, which made the conference so successful. We are deeply indebted to the members of the International Advisory Committee (Professors T Ando, S Datta, A V Eletskii, J Fabian, F Guinea, P Hawrylak, K Kadowaki, T Koyama, Yu I Latushev, N F Pedersen, P-G Reinhard, J M Rost, A Ya Vul') and the Local Organizing Committee for their fruitful work. The financial support of BLTP JINR, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Heisenberg-Landau Program and Bogoliubov-Infeld Program was of a great importance. Additional information about `Dubna-Nano2008' is available at the homepage http://theor.jinr.ru/~nano08. Vladimir Osipov, Valentin Nesterenko and Yury Shukrinov Editors

  5. STS-108-Endeavour/ISS UF-1/Pre-Launch/Launch/On Orbit/Landing/Crew Egress

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    2001-01-01

    This video shows footage from throughout the STS-108 mission. The crew of Space Shuttle Enveavour (Commander Dominic Gorie, Pilot Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani) together with the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 4 crew (Commander Yuri Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Daniel Bursch) are shown at their pre-flight meal, putting on flight suits, and boarding Endeavour. A special segment shows maintainance performed on Endeavour prior to the orbiter reaching the launch pad. Endeavour is shown arriving at Kennedy Space Center mounted on a 747, and is prepared for launch in the Orbiter Processing Facility. The mating of the External Tank and the Solid Rocket Boosters in shown in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) and the Starshine satellite are shown being loaded into Endeavour's payload bay. Launch views include: Beach Tracker, VAB, Pad-B, Tower-1, DLTR-3, Grandstand, DOAMS, Playalinda DOAMS (with a close-up of the Endeavour's main engine, and UCS-23. On-orbit tasks include: docking with the ISS, greetings and enthusiastic crew transfer with the Expedition 3 crew (Commander Frank Culbertson, Jr. and Flight Engineers Mikhail Turin and Vladimir Dezhurov), Mission Control and crew reflections upon the 9/11 attacks, Raffaello docking with and being removed from the ISS, and an extravehicular activity (EVA) by Godwin and Tani. Landing views include: VAB, Tower-1, Mid-Field, South End SLF, North End SLF, Tower-2, Playalinda DOAMS, and Pilot Point of View (PPOV). Each of the four Endeavour crew members gives a short speech after landing.

  6. Academician V.F. Utkin, General Designer of Space Launch Systems

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    Konyukhov, S.; Novykov, O.

    2002-01-01

    Academician Vladimir Fedorovich Utkin was an outstanding scientist and designer of rocket and space machinery, Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, Twice Hero of Socialist Labor, Lenin Prize and USSR State Prize winner, bearer of six Orders of Lenin and many other government awards. For 19 years, 1971 - 1990, V. F. Utkin held a position of General Designer in Yuzhnoye SDO having inherited this post from Academician Mikhail Kuzmich Yangel - Yuhnoye's founder. From 1990 till 2000 V. F. Utkin headed Central Scientific Research Institute of Machinery of Russia (TsNIIMash) as its General Designer. Under leadership of V. F. Utkin Yuzhnoye SDO designed several generations of unique strategic missile systems that laid the foundation for Rocket Strategic Forces of the Soviet Union and Russia, subsequently, developed one of the largest high-performance liquid- propellant ICBM SS-18 (Satan), solid-propellant ICBM SS-24 designed for both silo and rail- road deployment, environment friendly Zenit launch vehicle, delivered more than three hundred military, scientific and environmental satellites with tasks. A series of complicated scientific and technical problems has been resolved, a number of unique designing and technological solutions has been implemented in course of development, e.g. separating and orbital warheads, pop-up launch of heavy missiles from a container, continuous and persistent combat duty of liquid-propellant missiles, missile tolerance to nuclear explosion damage, liberation of vessels from ice captivity in the Arctic Ocean using Cosmos-1500 satellite - ancestor of the Ocean satellite constellation designed for accomplishment of seafaring tasks. The existing Russian Program for Rocket and Space Machinery development was designed under leadership of V.F. Utkin.

  7. List of participants at SIDE IV meeting, Tokyo, 27 November--1 December 2000

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    2001-12-01

    Mark J Ablowitz, Vsevolod Adler, Mark Alber, Said Belmehdi, Marco Boiti, Claude Brezinski, R Bullough, Y M Chiang, Theodore Chihara, Peter A Clarkson, Robert Conte, Adam Doliwa, Vladimir Dorodnitsyn, Mitsuaki Eguchi, Claire Gilson, Basil Grammaticos, Valeri Gromak, Rod Halburd, Koji Hasegawa, Jarmo Hietarinta, Ryogo Hirota, Xing Biao Hu, M Idzumi, J Inoguchi, Hiroya Ishikara, Mourad Ismail, Shin Isojima, Kenichi Ito, Yoshiaki Itoh, Masashi Iwasaki, Klara Janglajew, Michio Jimbo, Nalini Joshi, Kenji Kajiwara, Saburo Kakei, Masaru Kamata, Satoshi Kamei, Rinat Kashaev, Shingo Kawai, Taeko Kimijima, K Kimura, Anatol Kirillov, Koichi Kondo, Boris Konopelchenko, Martin Kruskal, Atsuo Kuniba, Wataru Kunishima, Franklin Lambert, Serguei Leble, Decio Levi, Shigeru Maeda, Manuel Manas, Ken-Ichi Maruno, Tetsu Masuda, J Matsukidaira, Atsushi Matsumiya, Shigeki Matsutani, Yukitaka Minesaki, Mikio Murata, Micheline Musette, Atsushi Nagai, Katsuya Nakagawa, Atsushi Nakamula, Akira Nakamura, Yoshimasa Nakamura, Frank Nijhoff, J J C Nimmo, Katsuhiro Nishinari, Michitomo Nishizawa, A Nobe, Masatoshi Noumi, Yaeko Ohsaki, Yasuhiro Ohta, Kazuo Okamoto, Alexandre Orlov, Naoki Osada, Flora Pempinelli, Spiro Pyrlis, Reinout Quispel, Orlando Ragnisco, Alfred Ramani, Jean-Pierre Ramis, Andreas Ruffing, Simon Ruijsenaars, Satoru Saito, Noriko Saitoh, Hidetaka Sakai, Paulo Santini, Narimasa Sasa, Ryu Sasaki, Yoshikatsu Sasaki, Junkichi Satsuma, Sergei Sergeev, Nobuhiko Shinzawa, Evgueni Sklyanin, Juris Suris, Norio Suzuki, Yukiko Tagami, Katsuaki Takahashi, Daisuke Takahashi, Tomoyuki Takenawa, Yoshiro Takeyama, K M Tamizhmani, T Tamizhmani, Kouichi Toda, Morikatsu Toda, Tetsuji Tokihiro, Takayuki Tsuchida, Yohei Tsuchiya, Teruhisa Tsuda, Satoru Tsujimoto, Walter Van Assche, Claude Viallet, Luc Vinet, Shinsuke Watanabe, Yoshihida Watanabe, Ralph Willox, Pavel Winternitz, Yasuhiko Yamada, Yuji Yamada, Jin Yoneda, Haruo Yoshida, Katsuhiko Yoshida, Daisuke Yoshihara, Fumitaka Yura, J

  8. Effect of oxidation products on service properties of motor oils

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    Zhitova, T.Yu.; Polipanov, I.S.

    1995-01-01

    One of the most urgent problems in chemmotology is how to create in an engine - lube oil system a controllable tribochemical process for the purpose of stabilizing the service properties of the oil and forming protective surface structures on the engine parts in order to minimize wear. The complexity of this problem reflects the diversity of the processes taking place in the tribological system. It is impossible to elucidate the mechanism of tribochemical reactions without studying the influence of changes in the oil composition and structure on its service properties during the course of operation. If the relationships involved in this influence are defined, it will become possible to change the structure of the oil in the desired direction and to achieve the desired service properties. For our studies we selected the motor oil M-10-G{sub 2}, conforming to GOST 8581-78. Samples of this oil were drawn during test-stand evaluations of D-144 and D-144-60 tractor diesels without any oil changes these tests were conducted jointly by the Institute of Problems in Mechanical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Scientific-Research and Design-Technology Institute of Tractor and Combine Engines (NIKTID), and the Vladimir Tractor Plant Production Association. Tests were run for 1000 h with the standard conditions and test sequence, and for 1500 and 2300 h under conditions of a {open_quotes}constantly acting tribochemical regime{close_quotes}. Oil samples were drawn at 50-100 h intervals and tested by standard methods to determine the following physico-chemical characteristics: kinematic viscosity, acid and base numbers, ash, carbon residue, content of insoluble sludge, and content of particulate contaminant.

  9. STS-86 Atlantis Landing

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    1997-01-01

    The orbiter drag chute deploys after the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis lands on Runway 15 of the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at the conclusion of the nearly 11-day STS-86 mission. The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) can be seen in the background. Main gear touchdown was at 5:55:09 p.m. EDT, Oct. 6, 1997, with an unofficial mission-elapsed time of 10 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes and 50 seconds. The first two KSC landing opportunities on Sunday were waved off because of weather concerns. The 87th Space Shuttle mission was the 40th landing of the Shuttle at KSC. On Sunday evening, the Space Shuttle program reached a milestone: The total flight time of the Shuttle passed the two-year mark. STS- 86 was the seventh of nine planned dockings of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf replaced NASA astronaut and Mir 24 crew member C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since mid-May. Foale returned to Earth on Atlantis with the remainder of the STS-86 crew. The other crew members are Commander James D. Wetherbee, Pilot Michael J. Bloomfield, and Mission Specialists Wendy B. Lawrence, Scott E. Parazynski, Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency, and Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES. Wolf is scheduled to remain on the Mir until the STS-89 Shuttle mission in January. Besides the docking and crew exchange, STS-86 included the transfer of more than three-and-a-half tons of science/logistical equipment and supplies between the two orbiting spacecraft. Parazynski and Titov also conducted a spacewalk while Atlantis and the Mir were docked.

  10. STS-86 Landing (Main Gear Touchdown (from back)

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    1997-01-01

    The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis touches down on Runway 15 of the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) to complete the nearly 11- day STS-86 mission. Main gear touchdown was at 5:55:09 p.m. EDT on Oct. 6, 1997. The unofficial mission-elapsed time at main gear touchdown was 10 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes and 50 seconds. The first two landing opportunities on Sunday were waved off because of weather concerns. The 87th Space Shuttle mission was the 40th landing of the Shuttle at KSC. On Sunday evening, the Space Shuttle program reached a milestone: The total flight time of the Shuttle passed the two-year mark. STS-86 was the seventh of nine planned dockings of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf replaced NASA astronaut and Mir 24 crew member C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since mid-May. Foale returned to Earth on Atlantis with the remainder of the STS-86 crew. The other crew members are Commander James D. Wetherbee, Pilot Michael J. Bloomfield, and Mission Specialists Wendy B. Lawrence, Scott E. Parazynski, Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency, and Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES. Wolf is scheduled to remain on the Mir until the STS-89 Shuttle mission in January. Besides the docking and crew exchange, STS-86 included the transfer of more than three-and-a- half tons of science/logistical equipment and supplies between the two orbiting spacecraft. Parazynski and Titov also conducted a spacewalk while Atlantis and the Mir were docked.

  11. STS-86 Atlantis Landing

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    1997-01-01

    The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis touches down on Runway 15 of the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) to complete the nearly 11- day STS-86 mission. Main gear touchdown was at 5:55:09 p.m. EDT on Oct. 6, 1997. The unofficial mission-elapsed time at main gear touchdown was 10 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes and 50 seconds. The first two landing opportunities on Sunday were waved off because of weather concerns. The 87th Space Shuttle mission was the 40th landing of the Shuttle at KSC. On Sunday evening, the Space Shuttle program reached a milestone: The total flight time of the Shuttle passed the two-year mark. STS-86 was the seventh of nine planned dockings of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf replaced NASA astronaut and Mir 24 crew member C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since mid-May. Foale returned to Earth on Atlantis with the remainder of the STS-86 crew. The other crew members are Commander James D. Wetherbee, Pilot Michael J. Bloomfield, and Mission Specialists Wendy B. Lawrence, Scott E. Parazynski, Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency, and Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES. Wolf is scheduled to remain on the Mir until the STS-89 Shuttle mission in January. Besides the docking and crew exchange, STS-86 included the transfer of more than three-and-a- half tons of science/logistical equipment and supplies between the two orbiting spacecraft. Parazynski and Titov also conducted a spacewalk while Atlantis and the Mir were docked.

  12. STS-86 Landing (Main Gear Touchdown)

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    1997-01-01

    The Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis touches down on Runway 15 of the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) to complete the nearly 11- day STS-86 mission. Main gear touchdown was at 5:55:09 p.m. EDT on Oct. 6, 1997. The unofficial mission-elapsed time at main gear touchdown was 10 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes and 50 seconds. The first two landing opportunities on Sunday were waved off because of weather concerns. The 87th Space Shuttle mission was the 40th landing of the Shuttle at KSC. On Sunday evening, the Space Shuttle program reached a milestone: The total flight time of the Shuttle passed the two-year mark. STS-86 was the seventh of nine planned dockings of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf replaced NASA astronaut and Mir 24 crew member C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since mid-May. Foale returned to Earth on Atlantis with the remainder of the STS-86 crew. The other crew members are Commander James D. Wetherbee, Pilot Michael J. Bloomfield, and Mission Specialists Wendy B. Lawrence, Scott E. Parazynski, Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency, and Jean-Loup J.M. Chretien of the French Space Agency, CNES. Wolf is scheduled to remain on the Mir until the STS-89 Shuttle mission in January. Besides the docking and crew exchange, STS-86 included the transfer of more than three-and-a- half tons of science/logistical equipment and supplies between the two orbiting spacecraft. Parazynski and Titov also conducted a spacewalk while Atlantis and the Mir were docked.

  13. Professor Eugen Cerkovnikov (1904-1985): the founder of the Chemical and Biochemical Institute of the Rijeka University School of Medicine.

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    Milin, Cedomila

    2008-01-01

    Professor Eugen Cerkovnikov, PhD (Kamenska, Russia, 1904- Rijeka, Croatia 1985) graduated in chemical technology from the Faculty of Engineering in Zagreb in 1929. His first job was at the School of Medicine in Paris in 1930, and then he moved to Zagreb to the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Faculty of Engineering run by our Nobel Prize winner Vladimir Prelog (1935-1938). There he took his PhD degree with a dissertation on piperidine gamma derivatives. From 1938 to 1947 he was a research associate at an institute established by the pharmaceutical company Kastel (later Pliva). This is when he became a lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Zagreb and the first director of the Institute of Organic Chemistry, established in 1946/47. In 1948 he became reader, and in 1956 (full) professor. In 1957 he moved to the newly established School of Medicine in Rijeka, and set up the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He ran the Institute until retirement in 1975. He was the second dean of the Rijeka University School of Medicine and a pioneer of quantum chemistry and medical cybernetics in undergraduate and (post)graduate courses. His scientific work consists of over 200 papers published at home and abroad, 60 professional papers, 20 book reviews, three works of translation, and 27 volumes of lecture notes. In 1958, professor Cerkovnikov established the Croatian Chemical Society and the Rijeka and Istria branches of the nation's Association of Chemists and Chemical Engineers, chairing them until 1974. In addition, he was one of the founding fathers, and the first chair of the Health Culture Studies Association in Rijeka (that preceded today's Croatian Scientific Society for the History of Health Culture), established in 1965.

  14. PREFACE: Quantum Dot 2010

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    Taylor, Robert A.

    2010-09-01

    Zrenner (Paderborn University, Germany) International Programme Committee: Alexander Eychmüller (TU Dresden, Germany) Jonathan Finley (TU Munich, Germany) Dan Gammon (NRL, Washington, USA) Alexander Govorov (Ohio University, USA) Neil Greenham (Cavendish Laboratory, UK) Vladimir Korenev (Ioffe Institute, Russia) Leo Kouwenhoven (TU Delft, Netherlands) Wolfgang Langbein (Cardiff University, UK) Xavier Marie (CNRS Toulouse, France) David Ritchie (Cambridge, UK) Andrew Sachrajda (IMS, Ottawa, Canada) Katerina Soulantica (University of Toulouse, France) Seigo Tarucha (University of Tokyo, Japan) Carlos Tejedor (UAM, Madrid, Spain) Euijoon Yoon (Seoul National University, Korea) Ulrike Woggon (Tu Berlin, Germany) Proceedings edited and compiled by Profesor Robert A Taylor, University of Oxford

  15. Serbian Astronomers in Science Citation Index in the XX Century

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    Dimitrijevic, Milan S.

    The book is written paralelly in Serbian and English. The presence of works of Serbian astronomers and works in astronomical journals published by other Serbian scientists, in Science Citation Index within the period from 1945 up to the end of 2000, has been analyzed. Also is presented the list of 38 papers which had some influence on the development of astronomy in the twentieth century. A review of the development of astronomy in Serbia in the last century is given as well. Particular attention is payed to the Astronomical Observatory, the principal astronomical institution in Serbia, where it is one of the oldest scientific organizations and the only autonomous astronomical institute. Its past development forms an important part of the history of science and culture in these regions. In the book is also considered and the history of the university teaching of astronomy in Serbia after the second world war. First of all the development of the Chair of Astronomy at the Faculty of Mathematics in Belgrade, but also the teaching of astronomy at University in Novi Sad, Ni and Kragujevac is discussed. In addition to professional Astronomy, well developed in Serbia is also the amateur Astronomy. In the review is first of all included the largest and the oldest organization of amateur-astronomers in Serbia, founded in 1934. Besides, here are the Astronomical Society "Novi Sad", ADNOS and Research Station "Petnica". In Valjevo, within the framework of the Society of researchers "Vladimir Mandic - Manda", there is active also the Astronomical Group. In Kragujevac, on the roof of the Institute of Physics of the Faculty of Sciences, there is the "Belerofont" Observatory. In Ni, at the close of the sixties and the start of the seventies, there was operating a branch of the Astronomical Society "Rudjer Bokovic", while at the Faculty of Philosophy there existed in the period 1976-1980 the "Astro-Geophysical Society". In the year 1996 there was founded Astronomical Society

  16. PREFACE: 2nd Russia-Japan-USA Symposium on the Fundamental and Applied Problems of Terahertz Devices and Technologies (RJUS TeraTech - 2013)

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    Karasik, Valeriy; Ryzhii, Viktor; Yurchenko, Stanislav

    2014-03-01

    Kirova, University Paris-Sud, France Andrei Sergeev, Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Buffalo, The State University of New Your, Buffalo, NY, USA Magnus Willander, Linkoping University (LIU), Department of Science and Technology, Linkopings, Sweden Dmitry R Khohlov, Physical Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia Vladimir L Vaks, Institute for Physics of Microstructures of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

  17. Specificity of Cs-137 redistribution in toposequence of arable soils cultivated after the Chernobyl accident

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    Korobova, Elena; Romanov, Sergey; Baranchukov, Vladimir; Berezkin, Victor; Moiseenko, Fedor; Kirov, Sergey

    2017-04-01

    structure of geochemical fields and modeling of the geochemical field //Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 99, 1-8. Korobova, E., Romanov S., 2011. Experience of mapping spatial structure of Cs-137 in natural landscape and patterns of its distribution in soil toposequence // Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 109, 1-3, 139-145. Korobova Elena, Sergey Romanov, Vladimir Samsonov, Fedor Moiseenko, 2008. Peculiarities of spatial structure of 137Cs contamination field in landscape toposequence: regularities in geo-field structure. Proceedings of the International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity, 15-20 June 2008, Bergen, Norway, Part 2, 182-186.

  18. Preservation of Near-Earth Space for Future Generations

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    Simpson, John A.

    2007-05-01

    List of contributors; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction J. A. Simpson; Part II. Defining the Problem: 2. The Earth satellite population: official growth and constituents Nicholas L. Johnson; 3. The current and future environment: an overall assessment Donald J. Kessler; 4. The current and future space debris environment as assessed in Europe Dietrich Rex; 5. Human survivability issues in the low Earth orbit space debris environment Bernard Bloom; 6. Protecting the space environment for astronomy Joel R. Primack; 7. Effects of space debris on commercial spacecraft - the RADARSAT example H. Robert Warren and M. J. Yelle; 8. Potential effects of the space debris environment on military space systems Albert E. Reinhardt; Part III. Mitigation of and Adaptation to the Space Environment: Techniques and Practices: 9. Precluding post-launch fragmentation of delta stages Irvin J. Webster and T. Y. Kawamura; 10. US international and interagency cooperation in orbital debris Daniel V. Jacobs; 11. ESA concepts for space debris mitigation and risk reduction Heiner Klinkrad; 12. Space debris: how France handles mitigation and adaptation Jean-Louis Marcé; 13. Facing seriously the issue of protection of the outer space environment Qi Yong Liang; 14. Space debris - mitigation and adaptation U. R. Rao; 15. Near Earth space contamination and counteractions Vladimir F. Utkin and S. V. Chekalin; 16. The current and future space debris environment as assessed in Japan Susumu Toda; 17. Orbital debris minimization and mitigation techniques Joseph P. Loftus Jr, Philip D. Anz-Meador and Robert Reynolds; Part IV. Economic Issues: 18. In pursuit of a sustainable space environment: economic issues in regulating space debris Molly K. Macauley; 19. The economics of space operations: insurance aspects Christopher T. W. Kunstadter; Part V. Legal Issues: 20. Environmental treatymaking: lessons learned for controlling pollution of outer space Winfried Lang; 21. Regulation of orbital

  19. Welcome to the 21st International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes

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    2012-12-01

    Dear Participants and Guests On behalf of the Rector's Office, welcome to St. Petersburg University, one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in Russia. The 12 Colleges Building (named after the Collegia of Peter the Great's time, Ministries in the modern sense of the word) has been home to the University since 1804. St. Petersburg State University is the successor of the first Russian University founded by Peter the Great on 24 January 1724. It's distinguished faculty members include mathematicians Chebyshev and Smirnov, physicists Lenz and Fock, chemists Mendeleev and Butlerov, embryologist Kovalevsky, and physiologist Sechenov. Several of our alumni won Nobel Prizes - Pavlov, Semenov, Kantorovich, Landau and Prokhorov. The University is the alma mater of two presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. St. Petersburg State University today consists of 19 faculties on two campuses: in the historic downtown, on Vasilyevsky Island, and in Peterhof. The Faculty of Physics carries out research projects through the efforts of 260 employees, of which 150 hold doctoral degrees, and 50 have been awarded Grand Doctorates. The work is done in a vast variety of areas, from the physics of elementary particles to the physics of the atmosphere. Optics and spectroscopy has been a particularly significant area of research. This field of inquiry goes back to the work of Academician D S Rozhdestvensky more than 70 years ago, when he first suggested his famous hook method. After him the work was headed by S Frisch, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and editor-in-chief of Optics and Spectroscopy Journal. Today research projects in optics involve over 50 staff members, graduate and post-graduate students. Work involves projects on spectroscopy of cold and hot plasma, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, non-linear spectroscopy and spectroscopic analysis. Our scholars support active international ties with their colleagues worldwide. The

  20. The Standard Time of Nature (STON) as the base for classification of the anisotropy phenomena of the Imbalance of Nature

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    Kontar, V. A.; Shlafman, L. M.

    2013-05-01

    personified thinking of man. Parameter SELF allows to determine the size of the error in description of the phenomena of Nature for the personalization. Some references: Vladimir A Kontar, Federal GEOS Funding, US: 1.What is Imbalance of Nature? 2.The Imbalance of Water in Nature as System. 3.Imbalanced Logic as the next level development of science. 4.The relativity of the self-individualized anisotropy in the Imbalance of Nature.

  1. Non-linear processes in the Earth atmosphere boundary layer

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    Grunskaya, Lubov; Valery, Isakevich; Dmitry, Rubay

    2013-04-01

    The work is connected with studying electromagnetic fields in the resonator Earth-Ionosphere. There is studied the interconnection of tide processes of geophysical and astrophysical origin with the Earth electromagnetic fields. On account of non-linear property of the resonator Earth-Ionosphere the tides (moon and astrophysical tides) in the electromagnetic Earth fields are kinds of polyharmonic nature. It is impossible to detect such non-linear processes with the help of the classical spectral analysis. Therefore to extract tide processes in the electromagnetic fields, the method of covariance matrix eigen vectors is used. Experimental investigations of electromagnetic fields in the atmosphere boundary layer are done at the distance spaced stations, situated on Vladimir State University test ground, at Main Geophysical Observatory (St. Petersburg), on Kamchatka pen., on Lake Baikal. In 2012 there was continued to operate the multichannel synchronic monitoring system of electrical and geomagnetic fields at the spaced apart stations: VSU physical experimental proving ground; the station of the Institute of Solar and Terrestrial Physics of Russian Academy of Science (RAS) at Lake Baikal; the station of the Institute of volcanology and seismology of RAS in Paratunka; the station in Obninsk on the base of the scientific and production society "Typhoon". Such investigations turned out to be possible after developing the method of scanning experimental signal of electromagnetic field into non- correlated components. There was used a method of the analysis of the eigen vectors ofthe time series covariance matrix for exposing influence of the moon tides on Ez. The method allows to distribute an experimental signal into non-correlated periodicities. The present method is effective just in the situation when energetical deposit because of possible influence of moon tides upon the electromagnetic fields is little. There have been developed and realized in program components

  2. Superregular solitonic solutions: a novel scenario for the nonlinear stage of modulation instability.

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    Gelash, Andrey

    2014-05-01

    The superregular solitonic solutions, recently discovered by Vladimir E. Zakharov and Andrey A. Gelash [1], is an important scenario of modulation instability in the frame of the one-dimensional focusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation (NLSE). This 2N-solitonic solutions describes the evolution of a broad class of an initial plane wave (a condensate) small localized perturbations. Recently we have generalized the theory to the degenerate case [2]. Here we discuss the possibility of their experimental observation. We present the most appropriate solution parameters for hydrodynamics and optics. However, the self-consistent theory of modulation instability should describes the evolution of arbitrary initial condensate perturbations. In the second part of this work we present the next step toward the full theory. The famous Peregrine soliton [3] is an another example of the NLSE solutions which describes a very special but important nonlinear scenario of modulation instability. Nowadays multi-solitonic generalizations are known [4,5]. These rational solutions describe waves of extremely high amplitude - the so-called "freak waves". They appear from small localized perturbations, reach at least three condensate amplitude and then vanish. Physically there are always additional noise exists. Its solitonic spectrum part is described by superregular solutions. We construct N-solitonic solution on the Peregrine background by using the dressing method. It is a very useful tool allows to study nonlinear interactions of the Peregrine soliton with Kuznetsov soliton, Akhmediev breather, superregular solutions or any other N-solitonic solution without applying of the L'Hopital rule for each solution (the L'Hopital rule applies only once to construct the dressing). In conclusion we demonstrate and discuss an explicit scenario of superregular and rational solutions simultaneous development. References 1. V. E. Zakharov and A. A. Gelash. Nonlinear Stage of Modulation Instability

  3. BeHealthy Charities Aid Foundation Program, Russia: a Program Impact Pathways (PIP) analysis.

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    Mukhina, Marina; Novikova, Irina

    2014-09-01

    In 2007, the Charities Aid Foundation Branch in Russia, under the initiative of and with financial support from the Mondelēz International Foundation and Mondelēz International, launched the charitable BeHealthy Program. The program's main focus is the implementation of four interrelated activities: conducting lessons for schoolchildren on healthy nutrition, with an emphasis on breakfast; healthy cooking lessons with children; cultivating nutritional plants; and providing conditions to encourage children to engage in more physical activity. The program serves more than 13,000 children attending public schools in the Leningrad (Lomonosovskii District), Vladimir, and Novgorod regions. BeHealthy provides funding for schools and comprehensive educational materials to help schoolchildren develop habits of healthy nutrition and physical activity, as well as consulting and expert support for school staff and other key stakeholders. The program brings in experts on program implementation and training for teachers. Curriculum support also includes printed and Web-based healthy lifestyle educational materials on best practices and positive experience, as well as meetings and conferences with school representatives and local authorities. One of the biggest challenges for program managers is to fully understand the complexities of the program, and why and how it is expected to induce changes in healthy lifestyle behaviors of the schoolchildren. For more comprehensive understanding, we performed a Program Impact Pathways (PIP) analysis to identify Critical Quality Control Points (CCPs) and a suite of core indicators of the program's impact on healthy lifestyles. The findings were presented at the Healthy Life-styles Program Evaluation Workshop held in Granada, Spain, 13-14 September 2013, under the auspices of the Mondelēz International Foundation. First, we developed an updated logic model based on how the program was executed. We then translated the logic model into a PIP

  4. In silico regulatory analysis for exploring human disease progression

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    Holloway, Dustin T; Kon, Mark; DeLisi, Charles

    2008-01-01

    develop classifiers for the determination of new regulatory targets. Many predicted targets are consistent with the known biology of their regulators, and new targets for the Wilms' tumor regulator, WT1, are proposed. We speculate that Wilms' tumor development is mediated by chromosomal rearrangements in the location of WT1 targets. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Trey Ideker, Vladimir A. Kuznetsov(nominated by Frank Eisenhaber), and Tzachi Pilpel. PMID:18564415

  5. Genomics, molecular imaging, bioinformatics, and bio-nano-info integration are synergistic components of translational medicine and personalized healthcare research.

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    Yang, Jack Y; Yang, Mary Qu; Arabnia, Hamid R; Deng, Youping

    2008-09-16

    Supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM), International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design and International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine, IEEE 7th Bioinformatics and Bioengineering attracted more than 600 papers and 500 researchers and medical doctors. It was the only synergistic inter/multidisciplinary IEEE conference with 24 Keynote Lectures, 7 Tutorials, 5 Cutting-Edge Research Workshops and 32 Scientific Sessions including 11 Special Research Interest Sessions that were designed dynamically at Harvard in response to the current research trends and advances. The committee was very grateful for the IEEE Plenary Keynote Lectures given by: Dr. A. Keith Dunker (Indiana), Dr. Jun Liu (Harvard), Dr. Brian Athey (Michigan), Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Georgia Tech and President of ISIBM), Dr. Hamid Arabnia (Georgia and Vice-President of ISIBM), Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy (Berkeley and Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Member of United States Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), Dr. Mary Yang (United States National Institutes of Health and Oak Ridge, DOE), Dr. Chih-Ming Ho (UCLA and Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Academician of Academia Sinica), Dr. Andy Baxevanis (United States National Institutes of Health), Dr. Arif Ghafoor (Purdue), Dr. John Quackenbush (Harvard), Dr. Eric Jakobsson (UIUC), Dr. Vladimir Uversky (Indiana), Dr. Laura Elnitski (United States National Institutes of Health) and other world-class scientific leaders. The Harvard meeting was a large academic event 100% full-sponsored by IEEE financially and academically. After a rigorous peer-review process, the committee selected 27 high-quality research papers from 600 submissions. The committee is grateful for contributions from keynote speakers Dr. Russ Altman (IEEE BIBM conference keynote lecturer on combining simulation and machine

  6. Continuous GPS Data In Guerrero And Oaxaca: A Preliminary Report.

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    Hutton, W.

    2001-12-01

    implies that the boundary of the Guerrero seismic gap is located between Zihuatenejo and Cayaco. The sites Acapulco and Cayaco, within the Guerrero seismic gap are subsiding at 12-15mm/yr while outside the gap, Zihuatenejo shows a rate of uplift that is less than the uncertainties and therefore indistinguishable from zero motion. Further south and well away from the Guerrero gap, Huatulco is experiencing uplift of 11.3mm/yr. Longer time series will provide better estimates of both horizontal and vertical velocities as well as a continuous record of crustal deformation during this interseismic portion of the seismic cycle. >http://tlacaelel.igeofcu.unam.mx/~vladimir/gpsred/gpsred/html

  7. The Russian Federation's Ministry of Atomic Energy: Programs and Developments

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    CM Johnson

    2000-07-24

    This paper reviews select programs driving the Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation's (Minatom) efforts to raise funds, comments on their potential viability, and highlights areas likely to be of particular concern for the US over the next three to five years. The paper's findings are: (1) Despite numerous cabinet displacements throughout the Yeltsin administration, Yevgeny Adamov was reappointed Minister on four occasions. With Boris Yeltsin's January 1, 2000 resignation, Adamov's long-term position as the head of the Ministry is more tenuous, but he will likely retain his position until at least the March 2000 elections. Acting President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to reorganize his cabinet prior to that date and there are no signs that Putin is dissatisfied with Adamov's leadership of Minatom. (2) Adamov's chief priorities are downsizing Minatom's defense sector, increasing the oversight of subsidiary bodies by the central bureaucracy and consolidating commercial elements of the Ministry within an umbrella organization called Atomprom. (3) Viktor Mikhaylov, Adamov's predecessor and critic of his reform efforts, has been relieved of his duties as First Deputy Minister. While he retains his positions as Chief of the Science Councils and Chief Scientist at Arzamas-16, his influence on Minatom's direction is greatly diminished. Adamov will likely continue his efforts to further marginalize Mikhaylov in the coming year. (4) Securing extra-budgetary sources of income continues to be the major factor guiding Minatom's international business dealings. The Ministry will continue to aggressively promote the sale of nuclear technology abroad, often to countries with questionable nonproliferation commitments. (5) Given the financial difficulties in Russia and Minatom's client states, however, few nuclear development programs will come to fruition for a number of years, if ever. Nevertheless, certain peaceful nuclear cooperation agreements should be carefully

  8. Astronomy education and scientific schools in Ukraine

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    Yatskiv, Yaroslav S.; Vavilova, Iryna B.

    2011-06-01

    We describe briefly the current state of astronomical education in Ukraine, namely the secondary, higher, and post-graduating education systems. A special attention is paid to so called ``scientific schools'', non-formal groups of scientists formed by recognised astronomers, which have played and continue to play an important rôle in development of the astronomy education system. Among the founders of scientific schools were the well-known professors Alexander Ya. Orlov (Odessa University), Nikolai P. Barabashov (Kharkiv University), Sergei K. Vsekhsvyatsky (Kyiv University), Semen Ya. Braude (Kharkiv Polytechnical Institute), and Vladimir P. Tsesevich (Odessa University). We also give a general review on the history of astronomy education during the 16th-18th centuries. In 2000 astronomy was reinstated into the current 12-year secondary education curriculum of Ukraine. At present, some elements of astronomical knowledge are included in the lessons of ``Natural Sciences'' for pupils in the 5th - 10th grades. Astronomy is included as a basic course both in general (non-specialised) schools (17 academic hours in the last 11th or 12th grade) and in lyceums of the natural sciences (34 academic hours in the 12th grade). It is included also as an optional course in the educational program of gymnasiums in humanities. Every year about 75 young persons enter the Ukrainian universities to become astronomers. Results of our monitoring of the efficiency of astronomical higher educational system indicate that about 80% of the entered university students finish their education in 5 years; 50% of those who finished the cursus were working in astronomy. Since 1992 more then 100 astronomers defend Theses of Cand. Sci. (similar to Ph.D) and about 40 astronomers defend Theses of Dr. Sci. (topmost scientific degree, similar to Dr. Hab.). One of our present-day problems is a brain drain of young scientists. About 50% of those who obtained Cand. Sci. degree work outside Ukraine. At

  9. Extreme QCD 2012 (xQCD)

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    2013-04-01

    university Nicholson, Amy University of Maryland Nishida, Yusuke Los Alamos National Laboratory Petreczky, Peter Brookhaven National Laboratory Sakai, Yuji RIKEN Sasaki, Takahiro Kyushu University Schmidt, Christian University of Bielefeld Scorzato, Luigi ECT* - Trento, Italy Shi, Zhifeng The College of William and Mary Shuryak, Edward Stony Brook University Skokov, Vladimir Brookhaven National Laboratory Strickland, Michael Gettysburg College Teaney, Derek Stony Brook University Wang, Qun University of Science and Technology of China Xu, Nu CCNU/LBNL Xu, Xiao-Ming Shanghai University Yamamoto, Naoki Institute for Nuclear Theory Conference photograph

  10. Remixing the ‘Appropriate Mix’: Reassessing NATO’s Deterrence and Defense Posture in the Face of New Threats

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    Juarez, Anthony

    2016-05-31

    Vladimir V. Putin’s claim that he will protect Russians wherever they are makes the Baltics the most likely flashpoint for conflict between NATO and Russia. This analysis will tackle the problem of reshaping NATO’s deterrence and defense posture in light of the new Russian threat and its obligation to defend its most vulnerable members. Specifically, it will assess the suitability of NATO’s “appropriate mix” of nuclear, conventional, and missile defense capabilities to deterring conventional conflict with Russia and, if conventional deterrence fails, preventing Russian nuclear escalation. It will use a scenario-based approach informed by a deterrence model to explore how changes to NATO’s posture and policy could impact the deterrence of Russian aggression.

  11. Extreme rainfall in Serbia, May 2014, simulation using WRF NMM and RainFARM: DRIHM project

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    Dekić, Ljiljana; Mihalović, Ana; Dimitrijević, Vladimir; Rebora, Nicola; Parodi, Antonio

    2015-04-01

    Extreme rainfall in Serbia, May 2014, simulation using WRF NMM and RainFARM: DRIHM project Ljiljana Dekić (1), Ana Mihalović (1), Vladimir Dimitrijević (1), Nicola Rebora (2), Antonio Parodi (2) (1)Republic HydroMeteorological Service of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia, (2)CIMA Research Foundation, Savona, Italy In May 2014 Balkan region was affected with the continuous heavy rainfall, the heaviest in 120 years of recording observation, causing extensive flooding. Serbia suffered human casualties, huge infrastructure and industrial destruction and agricultural damage. Cyclone development and trajectory was very well predicted by RHMSS operational WRF NMM numerical model but extreme precipitation was not possible to predict with sufficient precision. Simulation of extreme rainfall situations using different numerical weather prediction models can indicate weakness of the model and point out importance of specified physical approach and parameterization schemes. The FP7 Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology DRIHM project gives a framework for using different models in forecasting extreme weather events. One of the DRIHM component is Rainfall Filtered Autoregressive Model RainFARM for stochastic rainfall downscaling. Objective of the DRIHM project was developing of standards and conversion of the data for seamless use of meteorological and hydrological models in flood prediction. This paper describes numerical tests and results of WRF NMM nonhydrostatic model and RainFARM downscaling applied on WRF NMM outputs. Different physics options in WRF NMM and their influence on precipitation amount were investigated. RainFARM was applied on every physical option with downscaling from 4km to 500m and 100m horizontal resolution and 100 ensemble members. We analyzed locations on the catchments in Serbia where flooding was the strongest and the most destructive. Statistical evaluation of ensemble output gives new insight into the sub scale precipitation

  12. Genomics, molecular imaging, bioinformatics, and bio-nano-info integration are synergistic components of translational medicine and personalized healthcare research

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    2008-01-01

    Supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM), International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design and International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine, IEEE 7th Bioinformatics and Bioengineering attracted more than 600 papers and 500 researchers and medical doctors. It was the only synergistic inter/multidisciplinary IEEE conference with 24 Keynote Lectures, 7 Tutorials, 5 Cutting-Edge Research Workshops and 32 Scientific Sessions including 11 Special Research Interest Sessions that were designed dynamically at Harvard in response to the current research trends and advances. The committee was very grateful for the IEEE Plenary Keynote Lectures given by: Dr. A. Keith Dunker (Indiana), Dr. Jun Liu (Harvard), Dr. Brian Athey (Michigan), Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Georgia Tech and President of ISIBM), Dr. Hamid Arabnia (Georgia and Vice-President of ISIBM), Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy (Berkeley and Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Member of United States Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), Dr. Mary Yang (United States National Institutes of Health and Oak Ridge, DOE), Dr. Chih-Ming Ho (UCLA and Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Academician of Academia Sinica), Dr. Andy Baxevanis (United States National Institutes of Health), Dr. Arif Ghafoor (Purdue), Dr. John Quackenbush (Harvard), Dr. Eric Jakobsson (UIUC), Dr. Vladimir Uversky (Indiana), Dr. Laura Elnitski (United States National Institutes of Health) and other world-class scientific leaders. The Harvard meeting was a large academic event 100% full-sponsored by IEEE financially and academically. After a rigorous peer-review process, the committee selected 27 high-quality research papers from 600 submissions. The committee is grateful for contributions from keynote speakers Dr. Russ Altman (IEEE BIBM conference keynote lecturer on combining simulation and machine

  13. Seismofocal zones and mid-ocean ridges - look outside of the plate paradigm

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    Anokhin, Vladimir; Kholmianskii, Mikhail

    2014-05-01

    Seismofocal zones and mid-ocean ridges - look outside of the plate paradigm Vladimir M. Anokhin, Mikhail A. Kholmianskii Configuration of the seismofocal zones (SFZ), visible in a real position of the focuses of earthquakes, has a significant step component (jagged) expressed by the presence of several sub-horizontal "seismoplanes", which concentrates focuses of earthquakes (depths 10, 35 km and other). Orientation of seismolines inside of SFZ tends to 4 main directions: 0-5 dgr, 120-145 dgr, 40-55 dgr, 85-90 dgr. These facts suggest significantly block, a terraced structure of the body of Benioff zone. The borders of blocks have orientation according directions regmatic net of the Earth. In accordance with this, SFZ can be presented as the most active segments of the border of the crossing: «continent-ocean», having the following properties: - block (terraced) structure; - in some sites - dive under the continental crust (in present time); - prevailing compression (in present time), perhaps, as the period of the oscillatory cycle; Infinite "subduction" in SFZ is unlikely. One of the areas where there is proof of concept of far "spreading" is the southernmost tip of the mid-oceanic Gakkel ridge in the Laptev sea (Arctic ocean). Here active "spreading" ridge normal approaches to the boundary of the continental crust - the shelf of the Laptev sea. On the shelf there are a number of subparallel NW grabens. NE fault zone Charlie, controlling the continental slope is established stepped fault without shift component. This means that the amount of extending of the offshore grabens does not significantly differ from the scale of spreading in the Gakkel ridge. However, the total spreads grabens (50-100 km) 6-10 times less than the width of the oceanic crust (600 km) in the surrounding area. Conclusion: the oceanic crust in the Laptev sea was formed mainly not due to "spreading". It is very likely that here was sinking and the processing of continental crust in the ocean

  14. Bioinformatic flowchart and database to investigate the origins and diversity of Clan AA peptidases

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    Llorens, Carlos; Futami, Ricardo; Renaud, Gabriel; Moya, Andrés

    2009-01-01

    related to the flap. The different motifs constitute a network where an alanine-asparagine-like variable motif predominates, instead of the canonical flap of the HIV-1 peptidase and closer relatives. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Daniel H. Haft, Vladimir Kapitonov (nominated by Jerry Jurka), and Ben M. Dunn (nominated by Claus Wilke). PMID:19173708

  15. Evidence-based gene models for structural and functional annotations of the oil palm genome.

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    Chan, Kuang-Lim; Tatarinova, Tatiana V; Rosli, Rozana; Amiruddin, Nadzirah; Azizi, Norazah; Halim, Mohd Amin Ab; Sanusi, Nik Shazana Nik Mohd; Jayanthi, Nagappan; Ponomarenko, Petr; Triska, Martin; Solovyev, Victor; Firdaus-Raih, Mohd; Sambanthamurthi, Ravigadevi; Murphy, Denis; Low, Eng-Ti Leslie

    2017-09-08

    biosynthesis and disease resistance. The study demonstrated the advantages of having an integrated approach to gene prediction and developed a computational framework for combining multiple genome annotations. These results, available in the oil palm annotation database ( http://palmxplore.mpob.gov.my ), will provide important resources for studies on the genomes of oil palm and related crops. This article was reviewed by Alexander Kel, Igor Rogozin, and Vladimir A. Kuznetsov.

  16. Assessing different turbulence close schemes in the North Aegean: Preliminary results

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    Mamoutos, Ioannis; Zervakis, Vassilis; Tragou, Elina

    2015-04-01

    The North Aegean Sea potentially constitutes one of the deep-water formation sites of the Mediterranean Sea. The production of deep water however is highly controlled by the inflow of Black Sea waters forming a thin insulating surface layer over a large part of the region. For this reason, extensive replenishment of the deeper-than-400 m basins takes place infrequently, at intervals several years long. After the recorded major deep water formation events of 1987, 1992 and 1993, several smaller magnitude formation events have been observed in the 2000s. Long stagnation periods separate successive formation events, during which turbulent exchange through the interface between the deep, secluded locally-formed water mass and the overlaid, laterally flowing water masses is the major factor determining the evolution of the deep-layer properties. In this work we test different diapycnal mixing schemes via comparing the results of long-term hindcasts of the evolution of the deep-layer properties to successive observations in three deep basins of the North Aegean. The Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS) was used for the hindcasts. All the available turbulence closure schemes - KPP, GLS and Mellor - Yamada 2.5 - were used for the experiments. A rectangular grid covering the Aegean sea was developed (longitudinal range: 22.50 E - 28.37 E, latitudinal range: 36.43 N - 41.12 N) with a 1/40 degree ( ~ 2.5 km ) resolution in both directions and 30 vertical sigma layers. The initial and boundary conditions used refer to the 1985 - 2013 period, and have been provided by GNOO. Atmospheric forcing fields from ERA - interim data set were used with spatial resolution 0.5 × 0.5 degrees and three-hour time step. The Black-sea water inflow is temporally variable and has been provided by Vladimir Maderich based on Black and Marmara Sea budgets and hydraulic control at Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits. The preliminary results of the numerical experiments are hereby presented and discussed

  17. EDITORIAL: Five years of development and growth

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    Arimondo, Ennio

    2004-02-01

    , Andrew Harmer, Elizabeth Martin, Claire Bedrock (née Blay), Joanna Dingley and Martin Beavis from Institute of Physics Publishing in Bristol, to all Members of the Editorial Board, including the Deputy Editors Neal B Abraham and Vladimir Man’ko, and to Margarita Man’ko and Ling An Wu of the IOP Editorial Offices in Moscow and Beijing, respectively, who have channelled manuscripts to the journal from their countries. I conclude with best wishes to the new Editor-in-Chief, Wulf Lange, of Universitat Münster and to the journal as it experiences further expansion by moving to a monthly publication.

  18. The magnetic flux excess effect as a consequence of non-Parker radial evolution of interplanetary magnetic field

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    Khabarova, Olga

    2015-04-01

    The “magnetic flux excess” effect is exceeding of magnetic flux Fs=4π|Br|r2 measured by distant spacecraft over the values obtained through measurements at the Earth’s orbit (Owens et al., JGR, 2008). Theoretically, its conservation should take place at any heliocentric distance r further than 10 solar radii, which means that the difference between the flux measured at 1 AU and Fs observed in another point in the heliosphere should be zero. However, the difference is negative closer to the Sun and increasingly positive at larger heliocentric distances. Possible explanations of this effect are continuously discussed, but the consensus is yet not reached.It is shown that a possible source of this effect is the solar wind expansion not accordingly with the Parker solution at least at low heliolatitudes. The difference between the experimentally found (r-5/3) and commonly used (r-2) radial dependence of the radial component of the IMF Br may lead to mistakes in the IMF point-to-point recalculations (Khabarova & Obridko, ApJ, 2012; Khabarova, Astronomy Reports, 2013). Using the observed Br (r) dependence, it is easy to find the variation of difference between the magnetic flux Fs(r) at certain heliocentric distance r and Fs_1AU at 1 AU, which can be calculated as Fs(r)-Fs_1AU =4π·(B1AU /[1AU]-5/3) (r2-5/3 -[1AU]2-5/3) (Khabarova, Astronomy Reports, 2013).The possible influence of presence of the heliospheric current sheet near the ecliptic plane on the picture of magnetic field lines and consequent deviation from the Parker's model is discussed.- Khabarova Olga, and Obridko Vladimir, Puzzles of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field in the Inner Heliosphere, 2012, Astrophysical Journal, 761, 2, 82, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/761/2/82, http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.6672v2.pdf- Olga V. Khabarova, The interplanetary magnetic field: radial and latitudinal dependences. Astronomy Reports, 2013, Vol. 57, No. 11, pp. 844-859, http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1305/1305.1204.pdf

  19. Assessment of soil-vegetation cover condition in river basins applying remote sensing data

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    Mishchenko, Natalia; Petrosian, Janna; Shirkin, Leonid; Repkin, Roman

    2017-04-01

    Constant observation of vegetation and soil cover is one of the key issues of river basins ecologic monitoring. Lately remotely determining vegetation indices have been used for this purpose alongside with terrestrial data. It is necessary to consider that observation objects have been continuously changing and these changes are comprehensive and depend on temporal and dimensional parameters. Remote sensing data, embracing vast areas and reflecting various interrelations, allow excluding accidental and short-term changes though concentrating on the transformation of the observed river basin ecosystem environmental condition. The research objective is to assess spatial - temporal peculiarities and the dynamics of soil-vegetation condition of the Klyazma basin as whole and minor river basins within the area. Research objects are located in the centre of European Russia. Data used in our research include both statistic and published data, characterizing soil-vegetation cover of the area, space images («Landsat» ETM+ etc.) Research methods. 1. Dynamics analysis NDVI (Normalized difference vegetation index) 2. Remote data have been correlated to terrestrial measurement results of phytomass reserve, phytoproductivity, soil fertility characteristics, crop capacity (http://biodat.ru) 3. For the digital processing of space images software Erdas Imagine has been used, GIS analysis has been carried out applying Arc GIS. NDVI computation for each image pixel helped to map general condition of the Klyazma vegetation cover and to determine geographic ranges without vegetation or with depressed vegetation. For instance high vegetation index geographic range has been defined which corresponded to Vladimir Opolye characterized with the most fertile grey forest soil in the region. Comparative assessment of soil vegetation cover of minor river basins within the Klyazma basin, judging by the terrestrial data, revealed its better condition in the Koloksha basin which is also located

  20. Metformin and cancer: doses, mechanisms and the dandelion and hormetic phenomena.

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    Martin-Castillo, Begoña; Vazquez-Martin, Alejandro; Oliveras-Ferraros, Cristina; Menendez, Javier A

    2010-03-15

    In the early 1970s, Professor Vladimir Dilman originally developed the idea that antidiabetic biguanides may be promising as geroprotectors and anticancer drugs ("metabolic rehabilitation").  In the early 2000s, Anisimov´s experiments revealed that chronic treatment of female transgenic HER2-/neu mice with metformin significantly reduced the incidence and size of mammary adenocarcinomas and increased the mean latency of the tumors.  Epidemiological studies have confirmed that metformin, but not other anti-diabetic drugs, significantly reduces cancer incidence and improves cancer patients' survival in type 2 diabetics.  At present, pioneer work by Dilman & Anisimov at the Petrov Institute of Oncology (St. Petersburg, Russia) is rapidly evolving due to ever-growing preclinical studies using human tumor-derived cultured cancer cells and animal models. We herein critically review how the antidiabetic drug metformin is getting reset to metabolically fight cancer. Our current perception is that metformin may constitute a novel "hybrid anti-cancer pill" physically combining both the long-lasting effects of antibodies -by persistently lowering levels of blood insulin and glucose- and the immediate potency of a cancer cell-targeting molecular agent -by suppressing the pivotal AMPK/mTOR/S6K1 axis and several protein kinases at once, including tyrosine kinase receptors such as HER1 and HER2-.  In this scenario, we discuss the relevance of metformin doses in pre-clinical models regarding metformin's mechanisms of action in clinical settings. We examine recent landmark studies demonstrating metformin's ability to specifically target the cancer-initiating stem cells from which tumor cells develop, thereby preventing cancer relapse when used in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy (dandelion hypothesis).  We present the notion that, by acting as an efficient caloric restriction mimetic, metformin enhanced intrinsic capacity of mitotically competent cells to self

  1. Health-systems efficiency in the Russian Federation: tuberculosis control.

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    Floyd, Katherine; Hutubessy, Raymond; Samyshkin, Yevgeniy; Korobitsyn, Alexei; Fedorin, Ivan; Volchenkov, Gregory; Kazeonny, Boris; Coker, Richard; Drobniewski, Francis; Jakubowiak, Wieslaw; Shilova, Margarita; Atun, Rifat A.

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To conduct a comprehensive assessment of the case-mix of patients admitted to tuberculosis hospitals and the reasons for their admission in four Russian regions: Ivanovo, Orel, Samara and Vladimir. We also sought to quantify the extent to which efficiency could be improved by reducing hospitalization rates and re-profiling hospital beds available in the tuberculosis-control system. METHODS: We used a standard questionnaire to determine how beds were being used and who was using the beds in tuberculosis facilities in four Russian regions. Data were collected to determine how 4306 tuberculosis beds were utilized as well as on the socioeconomic and demographic indicators, clinical parameters and reasons for hospitalization for 3352 patients. FINDINGS: Of the 3352 patients surveyed about 70% were male; the average age was 40; and rates of unemployment, disability and alcohol misuse were high. About one-third of beds were occupied by smear-positive or culture-positive tuberculosis patients; 20% were occupied by tuberculosis patients who were smear-negative and/or culture-negative; 20% were occupied by patients who no longer had tuberculosis; and 20% were unoccupied. If clinical and public health admission criteria were applied then < 50% of admissions would be justified and < 50% of the current number of beds would be required. Up to 85% of admissions and beds were deemed to be necessary when social problems and poor access to outpatient care were considered along with clinical and public health admission criteria. CONCLUSION: Much of the Russian Federation's large tuberculosis hospital infrastructure is unnecessary when clinical and public health criteria are used, but the large hospital infrastructure within the tuberculosis-control system has an important social support function. Improving the efficiency of the system will require the reform of health-system norms and regulations as they relate to resource allocation and clinical care and implementation of

  2. A new perspective on the Guerrero gap: Slow slip events and tremors

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    Radiguet, Mathilde; Campillo, Michel

    2010-05-01

    -UNAM-IPGP-EOST): Michel Campillo, Nathalie Cotte, Fabrice Cotton, Allen Husker,Vladimir Kostoglodov, Isabelle Manighetti,Erwan Pathier, Juan Payero, Mathilde Radiguet, Luis Rivera, Nikolai Shapiro, Bernard Valette, Mathilde Vergnolle, Andrea Walpersdorf

  3. PREFACE: XII Latin American workshop on plasma physics (17-21 September 2007, Caracas, Venezuela)

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    Puerta, Julio

    2008-10-01

    Deutsch, Ricardo Galvao, Carlos Hidalgo, Paulo Sakanaka, Konosuke Sato, Malcom Haines and Maher Boulos. The general feeling is that these mini-courses were very successful. As an original idea of Professor Ricardo Magnus Osorio Galvão, Director of Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, we saluted the creation of The Vladimir Tsypin Award to the best Poster in the meeting. This prize was presented by Professor Galvão in memoriam of Vladimir Semenovich Tsypin. It was suggested that the granting of this award be made in every meeting from now on. We think that it is very important to emphasise the mini-courses due to the necessity of increasing in the near future a better formation for our young scientists. The contributions of all the lecturers are greatly appreciated. We had the typical fields in plasma physics as in past meetings. We also appreciated very much the lectures of Professor Malcolm Haines, Professor Sergey Popel, Professor Claude Deutsch, and Professor Antony Peratt for their very interesting talks on the Z-Pinch recorded to prehistory. Special thanks again to these lecturers since they have joined and honoured our meetings in the past as well. As in the VII LAWPP, all the sessions of the workshop were held at the Universidad Simon Bolivar campus, located in the nice green Valley of Sartenejas near Caracas. We also appreciate the stimulus and the financial support that we have always had for the preparation of these workshops from our institution by means of its authorities: Professor Benjamin Sharifker (Rector), Professor Aura Lopez (Dean of Academic Activities), (Professor Jose Luis Paz (Dean of Research and Development), Professor Pedro Berrisbeitia (Dean of Postgraduate Studies) and Professor William Colmenares (Dean of Extended Activities). We must also mention and appreciate the collaboration of architect Alejandro Chataing Roncajolo as Secretary and Coordinator of the Congress, as well as the daily important collaborations of our students Anais M

  4. EDITORIAL: Focus on Plasmonics FOCUS ON PLASMONICS

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    Bozhevolnyi, Sergey; García-Vidal, Francisco

    2008-10-01

    Plasmonics is an emerging field in optics dealing with the so-called surface plasmons whose extraordinary properties are being both analyzed from a fundamental point of view and exploited for numerous technological applications. Surface plasmons associated with surface electron density oscillations decorating metal-dielectric interfaces were discovered by Rufus Ritchie in the 1950s. Since the seventies, the subwavelength confinement of electromagnetic fields as well as their enhancement inherent to the surface plasmon excitation has been widely used for spectroscopic purposes. Recent advances in nano-fabrication, characterization and modelling techniques have allowed unique properties of these surface electromagnetic modes to be explored with respect to subwavelength field localization and waveguiding, opening the path to truly nanoscale plasmonic optical devices. This area of investigation also has interesting links with research on photonic band gap materials and the field of optical metamaterials. Nowadays, plasmonics can be seen as a mature interdisciplinary area of research in which scientists coming from different backgrounds (chemistry, physics, optics and engineering) strive to discover and exploit new and exciting phenomena associated with surface plasmons. The already made and forthcoming discoveries will have impacts in many fields of science and technology, including not only photonics and materials science but also computation, biology and medicine, among others. This focus issue of New Journal of Physics is intended to cover all the aforementioned capabilities of surface plasmons by presenting a current overview of state-of-the-art advances achieved by the leading groups in this field of research. The below list of articles represents the first contributions to the collection and further additions will appear soon. Focus on Plasmonics Contents Nanoantenna array-induced fluorescence enhancement and reduced lifetimes Reuben M Bakker, Vladimir P Drachev

  5. Editorial: Focus on Dynamics and Thermalization in Isolated Quantum Many-Body Systems

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    Cazalilla, M. A.; Rigol, M.

    2010-05-01

    understand many-body quantum systems. This focus issue of New Journal Physics brings together both experimentalists and theoreticians working on these problems to provide a comprehensive picture of the state of the field. Focus on Dynamics and Thermalization in Isolated Quantum Many-Body Systems Contents Spin squeezing of high-spin, spatially extended quantum fields Jay D Sau, Sabrina R Leslie, Marvin L Cohen and Dan M Stamper-Kurn Thermodynamic entropy of a many-body energy eigenstate J M Deutsch Ground states and dynamics of population-imbalanced Fermi condensates in one dimension Masaki Tezuka and Masahito Ueda Relaxation dynamics in the gapped XXZ spin-1/2 chain Jorn Mossel and Jean-Sébastien Caux Canonical thermalization Peter Reimann Minimally entangled typical thermal state algorithms E M Stoudenmire and Steven R White Manipulation of the dynamics of many-body systems via quantum control methods Julie Dinerman and Lea F Santos Multimode analysis of non-classical correlations in double-well Bose-Einstein condensates Andrew J Ferris and Matthew J Davis Thermalization in a quasi-one-dimensional ultracold bosonic gas I E Mazets and J Schmiedmayer Two simple systems with cold atoms: quantum chaos tests and non-equilibrium dynamics Cavan Stone, Yassine Ait El Aoud, Vladimir A Yurovsky and Maxim Olshanii On the speed of fluctuations around thermodynamic equilibrium Noah Linden, Sandu Popescu, Anthony J Short and Andreas Winter A quantum central limit theorem for non-equilibrium systems: exact local relaxation of correlated states M Cramer and J Eisert Quantum quench dynamics of the sine-Gordon model in some solvable limits A Iucci and M A Cazalilla Nonequilibrium quantum dynamics of atomic dark solitons A D Martin and J Ruostekoski Quantum quenches in the anisotropic spin-1⁄2 Heisenberg chain: different approaches to many-body dynamics far from equilibrium Peter Barmettler, Matthias Punk, Vladimir Gritsev, Eugene Demler and Ehud Altman Crossover from adiabatic to sudden

  6. Sensitivity of ocean model simulation in the coastal ocean to the resolution of the meteorological forcing

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    Chen, Feng; Shapiro, Georgy; Thain, Richard

    2013-04-01

    Zatsepin , Valentina Khan, Valery Prostakishin , Tatiana Akivis , Vladimir Belokopytov , Anton Sviridov , and Vladimir Piotukh . 2011. Response of water temperature in the Black Sea to atmospheric forcing: the sensitivity study. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 13, EGU2011-933

  7. PREFACE: Rusnanotech 2010 International Forum on Nanotechnology

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    Kazaryan, Konstantin

    2011-03-01

    Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, Deputy Chairman of the Program CommitteeProf Alexander Aseev, AcademicianVice-president of Russian Academy of Sciences Director, A V Rzhanov-Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, RussiaProf Sergey Bagaev, AcademicianDirector, Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, RussiaProf Alexander Gintsburg, Ademician, Russian Academy of Medical SciencesDirector Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, RussiaProf Anatoly Grigoryev, Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Medical SciencesVice-president, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, RussiaProf Michael Kovalchuk, RAS Corresponding MemberDirector, Kurchatov Institute Russian Scientific Center, RussiaProf Valery Lunin, AcademicianDean, Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, RussiaProf Valentin Parmon, Academician, DirectorBoreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, RussiaProf Rem Petrov, AcademicianAdvisor, Russian Academy of Sciences, RussiaProf Konstantin Skryabin, AcademicianDirector, Bioinzheneriya Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, RussiaProf Vsevolod Tkachuk, Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Medical SciencesDean, Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, Lomonosov Moscow State University, RussiaProf Vladimir Fortov, AcademicianDirector, Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, RussiaProf Alexey Khokhlov, AcademicianVice Principal, Head of Innovation, Information and International Scientific Affairs Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, RussiaProf Valery Bukhtiyarov, RAS Corresponding MemberDirector, Physicochemical Research Methods Dept., Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, RussiaProf Anatoly Dvurechensky, RAS Corresponding Member

  8. [Development of ophthalmology in Bosnia and Herzegovina].

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    Masić, Izet; Alikadić-Husović, Amila; Milanović-Eichberger, Ljiljana

    2008-01-01

    Organized health services in Bosnia and Herzegovina started with the foundation of several vakuf hospitals (in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka, Mostar and Travnik) financed by the fund of the Gazi Husrev-beg vakuf. In these hospitals services was provided by the qualified health professionals, mainly educated at the schools of medicine in Turkey, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and other countries. Majority of them worked as civil and military physicians in the above mentioned vakuf hospitals, but also in the Turkey army hospitals situated in the all larger settlements in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the period when B&H was managed by the Turkey and Austro-Hungarian empire there was no specialized ophthalmology services. During the Austro-Hungarian management there was a Surgical-oculist department within the Land Hospital in Sarajevo, which treated 4.47% of patients with eye diseases, among total number of in-patients, and according to the health service at the end of year 1900, during that year there there was 3238 general surgeries and 633 ophthalmology surgeries performed. In the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, beside establishment of the independent Eye department within the General State hospital in Sarajevo, in1923, also started development of the ophthalmology service within Surgical Department in Mostar, which was lead in 1929 by the ophthalmologist, and which grew in 1931 into independent Eye Department, as the second of that type in B&H. Specialized ophthalmology service in Banja Luka started to develop within the Surgery Department in 1931, and independent Eye Department was founded in 1945. Medical Faculty in Sarajevo was founded on 16th November 1946. Also on founded on the same day is the Eye Clinic, and appointed as its first director was Professor Vladimir Cavka MD., one of the first full time professors of the Medical Faculty in Sarajevo, founder of the Peoples society of B&H (Academy of Sciences and Arts of B&H) and the magazine, Medicinski arhiv

  9. From Crisis to Transition: The State of Russian Science Based on Focus Groups with Nuclear Physicists

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    Gerber, T P; Ball, D Y

    2001-12-09

    The collapse of the Soviet system led to a sharp contraction of state funding for science. Formerly privileged scientists suddenly confronted miserly salaries (often paid late), plummeting social prestige, deteriorating research facilities and equipment, and few prospects for improvement. Many departed the field of science for more lucrative opportunities, both within Russia and abroad. The number of inventions, patent applications, and publications by Russian scientists declined. Reports of desperate nuclear physicists seeking work as tram operators and conducting hunger strikes dramatized the rapid collapse of one of the contemporary world's most successful scientific establishments. Even more alarming was the 1996 suicide of Vladimir Nechai, director of the second largest nuclear research center in Russia (Chelyabinsk-70, now known as Snezhinsk). Nechai, a respected theoretical physicist who spent almost 40 years working on Soviet and Russian nuclear programs, killed himself because he could no longer endure his inability to rectify a situation in which his employees had not been paid for more than 5 months and were ''close to starvation.'' The travails of Russia's scientists sparked interest in the West primarily because of the security threat posed by their situation. The seemingly relentless crisis in science raised fears that disgruntled scientists might sell their nuclear weapons expertise to countries or organizations that harbor hostile intentions toward the United States. Such concerns are particularly pressing in the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the US. At the same time, we should not overlook other critical implications that the state of Russian science has for Russia's long-term economic and political development. It is in the West's interest to see Russia develop a thriving market economy and stable democracy. A successful scientific community can help on both counts. Science and technology can attract foreign investment and fuel

  10. Landslide Buries Valley of the Geysers

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    2007-01-01

    Geysers are a rare natural phenomena found only in a few places, such as New Zealand, Iceland, the United States (Yellowstone National Park), and on Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. On June 3, 2007, one of these rare geyser fields was severely damaged when a landslide rolled through Russia's Valley of the Geysers. The landslide--a mix of mud, melting snow, trees, and boulders--tore a scar on the land and buried a number of geysers, thermal pools, and waterfalls in the valley. It also blocked the Geyser River, causing a new thermal lake to pool upstream. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this infrared-enhanced image on June 11, 2007, a week after the slide. The image shows the valley, the landslide, and the new thermal lake. Even in mid-June, just days from the start of summer, the landscape is generally covered in snow, though the geologically heated valley is relatively snow free. The tree-covered hills are red (the color of vegetation in this false-color treatment), providing a strong contrast to the aquamarine water and the gray-brown slide. According to the Russian News and Information Agency (RIA) [English language], the slide left a path roughly a kilometer and a half (one mile) long and 200 meters (600 feet) wide. Within hours of the landslide, the water in the new lake inundated a number of additional geysers. The geysers directly buried under the landslide now lie under as much as 60 meters (180 feet) of material, according to RIA reports. It is unlikely that the geysers will be able to force a new opening through this thick layer, adds RIA. Among those directly buried is Pervenets (Firstborn), the first geyser found in the valley, in 1941. Other geysers, such as the Bolshoi (Greater) and Maly (Lesser) Geysers, were silenced when buried by water building up behind the new natural dam. According to Vladimir and Andrei Leonov of the Russian Federation Institute of

  11. Introduction and Committees

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    Angelova, Maia; Zakrzewski, Wojciech; Hussin, Véronique; Piette, Bernard

    2011-03-01

    This volume contains contributions to the XXVIIIth International Colloquium on Group-Theoretical Methods in Physics, the GROUP 28 conference, which took place in Newcastle upon Tyne from 26-30 July 2010. All plenary and contributed papers have undergone an independent review; as a result of this review and the decisions of the Editorial Board most but not all of the contributions were accepted. The volume is organised as follows: it starts with notes in memory of Marcos Moshinsky, followed by contributions related to the Wigner Medal and Hermann Weyl prize. Then the invited talks at the plenary sessions and the public lecture are published followed by contributions in the parallel and poster sessions in alphabetical order. The Editors:Maia Angelova, Wojciech Zakrzewski, Véronique Hussin and Bernard Piette International Advisory Committee Michael BaakeUniversity of Bielefeld, Germany Gerald DunneUniversity of Connecticut, USA J F (Frank) GomesUNESP, Sao Paolo, Brazil Peter HanggiUniversity of Augsburg, Germany Jeffrey C LagariasUniversity of Michigan, USA Michael MackeyMcGill University, Canada Nicholas MantonCambridge University, UK Alexei MorozovITEP, Moscow, Russia Valery RubakovINR, Moscow, Russia Barry SandersUniversity of Calgary, Canada Allan SolomonOpen University, Milton Keynes, UK Christoph SchweigertUniversity of Hamburg, Germany Standing Committee Twareque AliConcordia University, Canada Luis BoyaSalamanca University, Spain Enrico CeleghiniFirenze University, Italy Vladimir DobrevBulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Heinz-Dietrich DoebnerHonorary Member, Clausthal University, Germany Jean-Pierre GazeauChairman, Paris Diderot University, France Mo-Lin GeNankai University. China Gerald GoldinRutgers University, USA Francesco IachelloYale University, USA Joris Van der JeugtGhent University, Belgium Richard KernerPierre et Marie Curie University, France Piotr KielanowskiCINVESTAV, Mexico Alan KosteleckyIndiana University, USA Mariano del Olmo

  12. Role of tectonic stresses in formation of protrusion

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    Vandysheva, K.; Phylatov, V.

    2012-04-01

    Role of tectonic stresses in formation of protrusion Kseniya Vandysheva and Vladimir Phylatov From gravimetric data studying of the geological structure of Tagil-Kushvinsky iron-ore region it has been shown that its basic density heterogeneity can be identified with protrusion of hyperbasits, which had been implanted in a zone of the Main Ural fault. That fault it is possible to treat as listric (Vandysheva, 2010) tectonic structure. To the east that exocontact of the protrusion contain all deposits from the iron-ore deposits region. That defines the geological prospecting interest. And consequently the question: what are the reasons of the matter moving from which lead to a natural protrusion. Movement of mantle matter can occur by breaking of hydrostatic stress condition (Phylatov, 1990) in the bottom part of earth's crust. One of the major factors for such breaking are large density heterogeneities in the form of positive and negative forms of a relief inside boundaries of the crust, at transition through which there is a spasmodic change of density. According to deep seismic sounding data for the region of Tagil-Kushvinsky region two density boundaries had been established: the Moho boundary and the roof of the granulate-basalt layer. The two boundaries are heterogeneous: the Moho boundary by immersion, the basalt-granulate layer by convex roof. The jump of the density by passing over the Moho boundary is equal to 0,40 g/sm3, over the roof of basalt-granulate layer- 0,10 g/sm3; the depth up to the roof of the granulate-basalt layer is estimated as 20 km, up to the Moho boundary as 40 km. That boundary is immersed into the mantle on 10 km; the height of the extrusion of the granulate-basalt layer is equal to 10 km. The two forms of the relief in the plane are isometric and their radii are approximately equal to 40 km. The value of the average stress in the area of the circle is equal to 100 MP. Using that data we had constructed a three layered model of the

  13. Tanks have left, Gazprom is back: Russian energy companies' expansion towards Poland, Slovakia and Hungary between 1991 and 2004

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    Orban, Anita

    -1998 and 1998-2000. In Chapters Four and Five the study examines in detail Russian perceptions about Russia's place in the world, changes in its state power and the Russian energy companies' activity in Central Europe where it is applicable. It finds that in the "active periods" (between 1994 and 1996 as well as between 2000 and 2004) Russian leadership assessed the relative power distribution in the international system to be disadvantageous for Russia and at the same time had considerable state power to mobilize. These two variables were not present together in the three "inactive periods". That is to say, the energy companies' Central European activities were consistent with what the hypothesis drawn from neoclassical realist theory would predict. The study proves the validity of neoclassical realist theory in explaining post-Soviet Russian foreign policy. Additionally, in the Russian studies today it is conventional wisdom that Vladimir Putin turned Russian energy companies into tools of his country's foreign policy vis-a-vis its neighbors. However, this study shows that the phenomenon is neither new, nor dependent on the current Russian president; moreover, it has never been limited to the countries of the former Soviet Union. In fact, ever since 1991, Russian corporate expansion in Central Europe has been driven by the highs and lows of Russian state power and its key decision makers' perceptions about their country's relative power vis-a-vis the West.

  14. Gamma-Ray Bursts: Sans Second Postulate

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    Fritzius, R.

    In 1950, Albert Einstein intimated to Robert Shankland that in the years prior to 1905 he had considered using an emission theory [similar to that which Swiss Physicist Walter Ritz propounded in 1908.] In Ritz's theory the velocity of light with respect to an observer is c + v, where c is the velocity of light with respect to its source, and v is the relative velocity between the source and the observer. Einstein abandoned the c+v approach because he could think of no form of differential equation that could have solutions representing waves whose velocity depended [in part] on the motion of the source. For binary stars the c + v approach would predict "observed" phase relations for light arriving from different parts of a given component's orbit, such that the observed light would be, according to Einstein, all badly "mixed up" and might even "back up on itself." In 1913, the Dutch astronomer, Willem de Sitter, urged abandonment of Ritz's c + v relativity by showing that binary stars failed to provide evidence of the "mixed up" light phasing. (Apparent departures from Keplerian motion, including seeing the same star on opposite sides of its orbit at the same time [at the appropriate observer distance] were predicted by Ritz's c +v relativity.) In 1987, Vladimir Sekerin, at Tomsk University, announced that de Sitter failed to address the fact that for the observer-distances required to produce the star-in-two-places-at-once phenomenon, the angular diameter of the binary component's orbit (from the observer's viewpoint) would be too small for our atmospherically limited earth-borne "seeing" to resolve the images. In essence, de Sitter did not "de throne" Ritz. Sekerin then showed how de Sitter's binary star scenario could be interpreted as evidence "for" the Ritzian theory. (Two images briefly on top of one another will be briefly twice as bright as a single image.) He used de Sitter's equations to analog compute light curves of a number of different kinds variable

  15. PREFACE: Astronomy at High Angular Resolution 2011: The central kiloparsec in galactic nuclei

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    Iserlohe, Christof; Karas, Vladimir; Krips, Melanie; Eckart, Andreas; Britzen, Silke; Fischer, Sebastian

    2012-07-01

    University of Thessaloniki in Greece for giving the dinner talk on the most astounding ancient Antikythera mechanism. We would also like to thank Victor Gomer and the staff of the Physikzentrum of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft in Bad Honnef where the conference took place. Last but not least we would like to thank all unnamed helpers, without whom the organisation of this conference would not have been possible. Financial support for this conference was granted by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Sonderforschungsbereich project number SFB 956. We also acknowledge support from the European Community Framework Programme 7, Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe, grant agreement no. 227290. Christof Iserlohe, Vladimir Karas, Melanie Krips, Andreas Eckart, Silke Britzen and Sebastian Fischer The Editors Conference photograph Conference Group Photo, 1 September 2011 The PDF also contains additional photographs from the conference and the Contents of the Proceedings.

  16. Vladimirivanovite, Na6Ca2[Al6Si6O24](SO4,S3,S2,Cl)2 · H2O, a new mineral of sodalite group

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    Sapozhnikov, A. N.; Kaneva, E. V.; Cherepanov, D. I.; Suvorova, L. F.; Levitsky, V. I.; Ivanova, L. A.; Reznitsky, L. Z.

    2012-12-01

    The results of an examination of vladimirivanovite, a new mineral of the sodalite group, found at the Tultui deposit in the Baikal region are discussed. The mineral occurs in the form of outer rims (0.01-3 mm thick) of lazurite, elongated segregations without faced crystals (0.2 to 3-4 mm in size; less frequently, 4 × 12-15 × 20 mm), and rare veinlets (up to 5 mm) hosted in calciphyre and marble. Vladimirivanovite is irregular and patchy dark blue. The mineral is brittle; on average, the microhardness VHN is 522-604, 575 kg/mm2; and the Mohs hardness is 5.0-5.5. The measured and calculated densities are 2.48(3) and 2.436 g/cm3, respectively. Vladimirivanovite is optically biaxial; 2 V meas = 63(±1)°, 2 V calc = 66.2°; the refractive indices are α = 1.502-1.507 (±0.002), N m = 1.509-1.514 (±0.002), and N g = 1.512-1.517 (±0.002). The chemical composition is as follows, wt %: 32.59 SiO2, 27.39 Al2O3, 7.66 CaO, 17.74 Na2O, 11.37 SO3, 1.94 S, 0.12 Cl, and 1.0 H2O; total is 99.62. The empirical formula calculated based on (Si + Al) = 12 with sulfide sulfur determined from the charge balance is Na6.36Ca1.52(Si6.03Al5.97)Σ12O23.99(SO4)1.58(S3)0.17(S2)0.08 · Cl0.04 · 0.62H2O; the idealized formula is Na6Ca2[Al6Si6O24](SO4,S3,S2,Cl)2 · H2O. The new mineral is orthorhombic, space group Pnaa; the unit-cell dimensions are a = 9.066, b = 12.851, c = 38.558 Å, V = 4492 Å3, and Z = 6. The strongest reflections in the X-ray powder diffraction pattern ( dÅ— I[ hkl]) are: 6.61-5[015], 6.43-11[020, 006], 3.71-100[119, 133], 2.623-30[20.12, 240], 2.273-6[04.12], 2.141-14[159, 13.15], 1.783-9[06.12, 04.18], and 1.606-6[080, 00.24]. The crystal structure has been solved with a single crystal. The mineral was named in memoriam of Vladimir Georgievich Ivanov (1947-2002), Russian mineralogist and geochemist. The type material of the mineral is deposited at the Mineralogical Museum of St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

  17. PREFACE: The Universe under the Microscope: Astrophysics at High Angular Resolution

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    Schödel, Rainer

    2009-01-01

    Köln, Köln, Germany Eduardo Ros Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Bonn, Germany Scientific organizing committee Dennis Downes Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique, France Wolfgang Duschl University of Kiel, Germany Andrea Ghez University of California, Los Angeles, USA Vladimir Karas Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic Andreas Eckart University of Cologne, Germany Sera Marko University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Susanne Pfalzner University of Cologne, Germany Sebastian Rabien Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany Daniel Rouan Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France Eduardo Ros Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany Rainer Schödel Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía -CSIC, Spain Zhiqiang Shen Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China Anton Zensus Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany Local organizing committee Sebastian Fischer University of Cologne, Germany Devaky Kunneriath University of Cologne, Germany Leo Meyer University of Cologne, Germany Koraljka Muzic University of Cologne, Germany Rainer Schödel University of Cologne, Germany/IAA -CSIC, Spain Christian Straubmeier University of Cologne, Germany Mohammad Zamaninasab University of Cologne, Germany

  18. PREFACE: International Workshop on Multi-Rate processes and Hysterisis

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    Mortell, Michael P.; O'Malley, Robert E.; Pokrovskii, Alexei V.; Sobolev, Vladimir A.

    2006-12-01

    with an emphasis on hysteresis and singular perturbations; to learn and to share modern techniques in areas of common interest. The `International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis' (University College Cork, Ireland, April 3-8, 2006) brought together more than 50 scientists, actively researching in the areas of dynamical systems with hysteresis and singular perturbations, to analyze these phenomena that occur in many industrial, physical and economic systems. The Workshop has been sponsored by the University College Cork (UCC), the Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, UCC, Cork, the School of Mathematical Sciences UCC, Cork, Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Mathematical Society. The supportive affiliation of the UK and Republic of Ireland SIAM Section is gratefully acknowledged. The Editors and the Organizers of the Workshop wish to place on record their sincere gratitude to Mr Andrew Zhezherun of University College Cork for both the assistance which he provided to all the presenters at the Workshop, and for the careful formatting of all the manuscripts prior to their being forwarded to the Publisher. More information about the Workshop can be found at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2006.htm Michael P Mortell, Robert E O'Malley, Alexei Pokrovskii and Vladimir Sobolev Editors From left to right: M P Mortell, V Sobolev, R E O'Malley and A Pokrovskii.

  19. Evidence-based pharmacogenetics: Is it possible?

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    Sychev, D A; Malova, E U

    2015-01-01

    For improving quality, safety and efficiency of care, health systems perform a paradigm change towards personalized medicine, also referred to as genomic medicine. It uses combined knowledge (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) about a person to predict disease susceptibility, disease prognosis or treatment response and thereby to improve the person's health. The last decade has witnessed a steady embrace of personalized medicine by senior government officials, industry leadership and health care providers [1]. On the 12th December of 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual address to the Federal Assembly said: "The Ministry of Health and the Russian Academy of Sciences must give priority to fundamental and applied research in medicine, including genomic studies" [2]. A year earlier, in 2012 the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, headed by Veronika Skvortsova established the strategy of personalized medicine development in Russia [3]. But still a lot of work is focused on using clinical research findings to aid the delivery of optimum clinical care to patients. Pharmacogenetic testing (using genetic information to guide drug therapy) is an actively developing field of personalized medicine and its current state indicates that it can be usefully introduced into clinical practice in the nearest future. In Russia pharmacogenetic testing is already used for personalizing prescription of certain drugs [4]. To assess the extent of genetic testing use for improving use of medicines. PubMed and E-Library searches for the period of 2004-2015. The number of publications retrieved in PubMed search for the term "pharmacogenetics" for 2004 year was 538 and was more than 15500 publications for 2015. 800 Russian-language publications in total were retrieved using a domestic scientific database E-Library search for the term "pharmacogenetics" for 2015 year. The sharp rise in the number of publications (including Russia) reflects growing

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

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    Yevseyev, Alexander V.

    2013-04-01

    The 22nd annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'13) will be held from 15-19 July 2013 in the city of Prague, Czech Republic, at the Hotel Krystal and Czech Technical University hosted this year by the Institute of Physics ASCR and Czech Technical University in Prague. LPHYS'13 continues a series of workshops that took place in Dubna, 1992; Dubna/Volga river tour, 1993; New York, 1994; Moscow/Volga river tour (jointly with NATO SILAP Workshop), 1995; Moscow, 1996; Prague, 1997; Berlin, 1998; Budapest, 1999; Bordeaux, 2000; Moscow, 2001; Bratislava, 2002; Hamburg, 2003; Trieste, 2004; Kyoto, 2005; Lausanne, 2006; León, 2007; Trondheim, 2008; Barcelona, 2009; Foz do Iguaçu, 2010; Sarajevo, 2011; and Calgary, 2012. The total number of participants this year is expected to be about 400. In the past, annual participation was typically from over 30 countries. 2013 Chairmen: Miroslav Jelinek (Czech Republic) and Pavel P Pashinin (Russia) LPHYS'13 will offer eight scientific section seminars and one general symposium: Seminar 1 Modern Trends in Laser Physics Seminar 2 Strong Field & Attosecond Physics Seminar 3 Biophotonics Seminar 4 Physics of Lasers Seminar 5 Nonlinear Optics & Spectroscopy Seminar 6 Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms Seminar 7 Quantum Information Science Seminar 8 Fiber Optics Symposium Extreme Light Technologies, Science and Applications Abstract of your presentation A one-page abstract should contain: title; list of all co-authors (the name of the speaker underlined); affiliations; correspondence addresses including phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses; and the text of the abstract. Abstracts should be sent to the following co-chairs of the scientific seminars and the symposium: Kirill A Prokhorov (Seminar 1) E-mail: cyrpro@gpi.ru Mikhail V Fedorov (Seminar 2) E-mail: fedorov@ran.gpi.ru Sergey A Gonchukov (Seminar 3) E-mail: gonchukov@mephi.ru Ivan A Shcherbakov (Seminar 4) E-mail: gbufetova@lsk.gpi.ru Vladimir A Makarov (Seminar 5) E

  1. LPHYS'14: 23rd International Laser Physics Workshop (Sofia, Bulgaria, 14-18 July 2014)

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    Yevseyev, Alexander V.

    2014-04-01

    The 23rd annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS14) will be held from 14 July to 18 July 2014 in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria, at the Ramada Sofia Hotel hosted this year by the Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. LPHYS14 continues a series of workshops that took place in Dubna,1992; Dubna/Volga river tour, 1993; New York, 1994; Moscow/Volga river tour (jointly with NATO SILAP Workshop), 1995; Moscow, 1996; Prague, 1997; Berlin, 1998; Budapest, 1999; Bordeaux, 2000; Moscow, 2001; Bratislava, 2002; Hamburg, 2003; Trieste, 2004; Kyoto, 2005; Lausanne, 2006; Len, 2007; Trondheim, 2008; Barcelona, 2009; Foz do Iguau, 2010; Sarajevo, 2011; Calgary, 2012 and Prague, 2013. The total number of participants this year is expected to be about 400. In the past, annual participation was typically from over 30 countries. 2014 Chairpersons Sanka Gateva (Bulgaria), Pavel Pashinin (Russia) LPHYS14 will offer eight scientific section seminars and one general symposium: Seminar 1 Modern Trends in Laser Physics Seminar 2 Strong Field and Attosecond Physics Seminar 3 Biophotonics Seminar 4 Physics of Lasers Seminar 5 Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy Seminar 6 Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms Seminar 7 Quantum Information Science Seminar 8 Fiber Optics Symposium Extreme Light Technologies, Science and Applications Abstract of your presentation A one-page abstract should contain: title; list of all co-authors (the name of the speaker underlined); affiliations; correspondence addresses including phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses; and the text of the abstract. Abstracts should be sent to the following co-chairs of the scientific seminars and the symposium: Kirill A Prokhorov (Seminar 1) E-mail: cyrpro@gpi.ru Mikhail V Fedorov (Seminar 2) E-mail: fedorov@ran.gpi.ru Sergey A Gonchukov (Seminar 3) E-mail: gonchukov@mephi.ru Ivan A Shcherbakov (Seminar 4) E-mail: gbufetova@lsk.gpi.ru Vladimir A Makarov (Seminar 5) E-mail: makarov@msu.ilc.edu.ru Vyacheslav

  2. Soil cover patterns and SOC dynamics impacts on the soil processes, land management and ecosystem services in Central Region of Russia

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    Vasenev, Ivan; Chernikov, Vladimir; Yashin, Ivan; Geraskin, Mikhail; Morev, Dmitriy

    2014-05-01

    In the Central Region of Russia (CRR) the soil cover patterns usually play the very important role in the soil forming and degradation processes (SFP & SDP) potential and current rates, soil organic carbon (SOC) dynamics and pools, greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and soluble SOC fluxes that we need take into attention for better assessment of the natural and especially man-changed ecosystems' services and for best land-use practices development. Central Region of Russia is the biggest one in RF according to its population and role in the economy. CRR is characterized by high spatial variability of soil cover due to as original landscape heterogeneity as complicated history of land-use practices during last 700 years. Our long-term researches include the wide zonal-provincial set of representative ecosystems and soil cover patterns with different types and history of land-use (forest, meadow-steppe and agricultural ones) from middle-taiga to steppe zones with different level of continentality. The carried out more than 30-years region- and local-scale researches of representative natural and rural landscapes in Tver', Yaroslavl', Kaluga, Moscow, Vladimir, Saransk (Mordovia), Kursk, Orel, Tambov, Voronezh and Saratov oblasts give us the interregional multi-factorial matrix of elementary soil cover patterns (ESCP) with different soil forming and degradation processes rates and soil organic carbon dynamics due to regionally specific soil-geomorphologic features, environmental and dominated microclimate conditions, land-use current practices and history. The validation and ranging of the limiting factors of SFP and SDP develop¬ment, soil carbon dynamics and sequestration potential, ecosystem (agroecosystem) principal services, land functional qualities and agroecological state have been done for dominating and most dynamical components of ESCP regional-typological forms - with application of SOC structure analysis, regional and local GIS, soil spatial patterns detail

  3. PREFACE: International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2014 (SCES2014)

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    2015-03-01

    accommodation, the balance between senior and junior physicists was excellent. The weather also collaborated in a sense that the conference week was cooler than usually in July, although participants without umbrellas were often seen crossing the campus at speed! The two SCES prizes sponsored by the Philosophical Magazine to bright young physicists were respectively awarded to Max A. Metlitski (Santa Barbara) for the Mott Prize, and David Leboeuf (Grenoble) for the Coles Prize. The Coqblin Prize for developing SCES physics in emerging countries was given to Andre Strydom (Johannesburg). Of course we would like to thank all the members of the organizing committee of SCES managed by Klaus Hasselbach. During the SCES Conference two of us (JF and GL) remembered that 27 years ago, the late Jean Rossat-Mignod organized the conference ICAREA (1987) before the start of the SCES series. His enthusiasm is still with us. Topics presented at SCES2014 covered the wide area of strong correlations in Condensed Matter Physics. This proceedings volume contains papers reported at the conference, which are structured in 10 sections: S01 Heavy fermions S02 Mott insulators, correlated metals and intermetallics S03 Unconventional superconductors S04 Quantum criticality S05 Exotic ordering S06 Frustrated and quantum magnets S07 Multiferroics S08 Topological aspects S09 Low-dimensional systems and heterostructures S10 Instrumentation and methods The Proceedings of SCES2014 were edited by Mike Zhitomirsky and Pierre Dalmas de Réotier with the assistance of Dai Aoki, Kamran Behnia, Sébastien Burdin, William Knafo, Georg Knebel, Marie-Aude Méasson, Vladimir Mineev, Alexandre Pourret, Virginie Simonet, and Pierre Toulemonde. We are grateful for financial support from CEA, ESRF, ILL, Grenoble Université, and from the city council of Grenoble and the Rhône-Alpes region. Jacques Flouquet and Gerry Lander (Chairmen) Georg Knebel (General Secretary), Daniel Braithwaite (Treasurer)

  4. Observations of elevated Atlantic water heat fluxes at the boundary of the Arctic Basin.

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    Lincoln, Benjamin; Rippeth, Tom; Lenn, Yueng; Bacon, Sheldon

    2014-05-01

    diffusive fluxes. Dissipation rates were enhanced by up to 3 orders of magnitude at the boundaries of the Arctic basin with the highest rates North of Svalbard and decreasing ɛ anticlockwise around the basin with low ɛ in the Canada basin. Enhanced heat fluxes at the boundaries ranged from 10-100 Wm-2 north of Svalbard decreasing to 2-5 Wm-2 along the Laptev shelf slope and less than 0.5 Wm-2 along the East Siberian slope and Lomonosov ridge. In the Canada basin heat fluxes at the boundary were less than 0.2 Wm-2. --- Arctic Ocean Warming Contributes to Reduced Polar Ice Cap Igor V. Polyakov, Leonid A. Timokhov, Vladimir A. Alexeev, Sheldon Bacon, Igor A. Dmitrenko, Louis Fortier, et al. in Journal of Physical Oceanography (2010)

  5. Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology

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    Portree, David S. F.; Trevino, Robert C.

    1997-01-01

    Spacewalkers enjoy a view of Earth once reserved for Apollo, Zeus, and other denizens of Mt. Olympus. During humanity's first extravehicular activity (EVA), Alexei Leonov floated above Gibraltar, the rock ancient seafarers saw as the gateway to the great unknown Atlantic. The symbolism was clear, Leonov stepped past a new Gibraltar when he stepped into space. More than 32 years and 154 EVAs later, Jerry Linenger conducted an EVA with Vladimir Tsibliyev as part of International Space Station Phase 1. They floated together above Gibraltar. Today the symbolism has new meaning: humanity is starting to think of stepping out of Earth orbit, space travel's new Gibraltar, and perhaps obtaining a new olympian view, a close-up look at Olympus Mons on Mars. Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology chronicles the 154 EVAs conducted from March 1965 to April 1997. It is intended to make clear the crucial role played by EVA in the history of spaceflight, as well as to chronicle the large body of EVA "lessons learned." Russia and the U.S. define EVA differently. Russian cosmonauts are said to perform EVA any time they are in vacuum in a space suit. A U.S. astronaut must have at least his head outside his spacecraft before he is said to perform an EVA. The difference is based in differing spacecraft design philoso- phies. Russian and Soviet spacecraft have always had a specialized airlock through which the EVA cosmonaut egressed, leaving the main habitable volume of the spacecraft pressurized. The U.S. Gemini and Apollo vehicles, on the other hand, depressurized their entire habitable volume for egress. In this document, we apply the Russian definition to Russian EVAS, and the U.S. definition to U.S. EVAS. Thus, for example, Gemini 4 Command Pilot James McDivitt does not share the honor of being first American spacewalker with Ed White, even though he was suited and in vacuum when White stepped out into space. Non-EVA spaceflights are listed in the chronology to provide context and to

  6. EDITORIAL: Ongoing climatic change in Northern Eurasia: justification for expedient research

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    Groisman, Pavel; Soja, Amber J.

    2009-12-01

    season weather in Kazakhstan C K Wright, K M de Beurs, Z K Akhmadieva, P Y Groisman and G M Henebry Climate change in Inner Mongolia from 1955 to 2005—trends at regional, biome and local scales N Lu, B Wilske, J Ni, R John and J Chen Application of the Snowmelt Runoff model in the Kuban river basin using MODIS satellite images M V Georgievsky Record Russian river discharge in 2007 and the limits of analysis A I Shiklomanov and R B Lammers Paleoclimatic reconstructions for the south of Valdai Hills (European Russia) as paleo-analogs of possible regional vegetation changes under global warming E Novenko, A Olchev, O Desherevskaya and I Zuganova Diagnosis of the record discharge of Arctic-draining Eurasian rivers in 2007 Michael A Rawlins, Mark C Serreze, Ronny Schroeder, Xiangdong Zhang and Kyle C McDonald Studies of the cryosphere in Northern Eurasia Groundwater storage changes in arctic permafrost watersheds from GRACE and in situ measurements Reginald R Muskett and Vladimir E Romanovsky Changes in snow cover over Northern Eurasia in the last few decades O N Bulygina, V N Razuvaev and N N Korshunova Modeling sub-sea permafrost in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf: the Dmitry Laptev Strait D Nicolsky and N Shakhova Snow cover basal ice layer changes over Northern Eurasia since 1966 Olga N Bulygina, Pavel Ya Groisman, Vyacheslav N Razuvaev and Vladimir F Radionov Snow cover and permafrost evolution in Siberia as simulated by the MGO regional climate model in the 20th and 21st centuries I M Shkolnik, E D Nadyozhina, T V Pavlova, E K Molkentin and A A Semioshina Studies of the biosphere in Northern Eurasia The influence of regional surface soil moisture anomalies on forest fires in Siberia observed from satellites A Bartsch, H Balzter and C George Change and persistence in land surface phenologies of the Don and Dnieper river basins V Kovalskyy and G M Henebry Effects of climatic changes on carbon dioxide and water vapor fluxes in boreal forest ecosystems of European part of

  7. PREFACE: ARENA 2006—Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino detection Activities

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    Thompson, Lee

    2007-06-01

    , University College London, UK Vladimir Lyashuk, ITEP, Russia Radovan Milincic, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA Rolf Nahnhauer, DESY, Zeuthen, Germany Christopher Naumann, University of Erlangen, Germany Valentin Niess, CPPM Jonathan Perkin, University of Sheffield, UK Steve Ralph, University of Sheffield, UK Christopher Rhodes, Imperial College London, UK Carsten Richardt, University of Erlangen, Germany Karsten Salomon, University of Erlangen, Germany Olaf Scholten, KVI/University of Groningen, Netherlands Terry Sloan, University of Lancaster, UK Pierre Sokolsky, University of Utah, USA Lee Thompson, University of Sheffield, UK Omar Veledar, Northumbria University, UK David Waters, UCL, USA Dawn Williams, Pennsylvania State University, USA Igor Zheleznykh, Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia Conference photograph

  8. PREFACE: International Workshop '60 Years of the Casimir Effect'

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    Barton, Gabriel; Carugno, Giovanni; Dodonov, Victor; Man'ko, Margarita

    2009-07-01

    Organizers Gabriel Barton and Victor Dodonov International Advisory Committee of the Workshop Michael Bordag (Leipzig, Germany) Giovanni Carugno (Padova, Italy) Emilio Elizalde (Barcelona, Spain) Francisco Mazzitelli (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Kimball Milton (Norman, USA) Vladimir Mostepanenko (St Petersburg, Russia) Serge Reynaud (Paris, France) Conference photograph

  9. Soil cover patterns influence on the land environmental functions, agroecological quality, land-use and monitoring efficiency in the Central Russia

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    Vasenev, Ivan; Yashin, Ivan; Lukin, Sergey; Valentini, Riccardo

    2015-04-01

    current practice versions. Well-elaborated monitoring collaboration with the principal natural reserves in south-taiga and forest-steppe zones provides process-based interaction with long-term data on zonal climatic, landscape and soil features necessary to test the process, functional and evaluation models in the specific conditions of each bioclimatic zone. The dominated erosion and dehumification trends have been essentially activated for last 3-4 decades due to hu¬mus negative balance around 0.6-0.7 t ha-1year-1 and connected disaggregation with annual rate between 1 and 25 g/kg for aggregates 10-0.25 mm. "Standard" monitoring objects and regionally generalized data showed characteristic for Chernozems 2-2.5 % humus drop during this period and active processes of CO2 emission and humus eluvial-illuvial profile redistribution too. Forest-steppe Chernozems are usually characterized by higher stability than steppe ones. The ratio between erosive and biological losses in humus stock can be ten¬tatively estimated as fifty-fifty with essential variability within slope landscape. Both these processes have essential impacts on different sets of soil environmental and agroecological functions (including atmospheric air, surface and ground water quality, biodiversity and profitability) that we need to understand and predict. A drop of humus content below threshold values (for different soils between 1.5 and 6%) considerably reduces not only soil environmental regulation functions but also effectiveness of used fertilizers, crop yield quality and possibility of sustainable agricultural land-use. The carried out long-term researches of representative natural, rural and urban landscapes in Tver, Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Moscow, Kaluga, Kursk, Belgorod, Tambov, Voronezh and Saratov regions give us validation and ranging of the limiting factors of the elementary soil cover patterns current features and transformation processes, environmental functions and agroecological quality

  10. Changes in Russia's Military and Nuclear Doctrine

    SciTech Connect

    Wolkov, Benjamin M.; Balatsky, Galya I.

    2012-07-26

    In 1993, the Russian Federation set out a new military doctrine that would determine the direction of its armed forces until President Putin set out the next doctrine in 2000. The Russian Federation creating the doctrine was new; the USSR had recently collapsed, Gorbachev - the creator of the predecessor to this doctrine in 1987 - was out of office, and the new Russian military had only been formed in May, 1992.1 The analysis of the 1993 doctrine is as follows: a definition of how doctrine is defined; a short history of Russian military doctrine leading up to the 1993 doctrine (officially the Basic Provisions of the Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation); and finally, what the doctrine established. An overview of the 1993 doctrine is: (1) Russia's 1993 doctrine was a return to older, more aggressive doctrine as a result of stability concerns surrounding the recent collapse of the USSR; (2) Russia turned from Gorbachev's 'defensive defense' in the 1987 doctrine to aggressive defense with the option of preempting or striking back against an aggressor; (3) Russia was deeply concerned about how nationalism would affect the former Soviet Republics, particularly in respect to the ethnic Russians still living abroad; and (4) Nuclear doctrine pledged to not be the first to use nuclear weapons but provided for the potential for escalation from a conventional to a nuclear war. The 2000 doctrine (officially the Russian Federation Military Doctrine) was created in a more stable world than the 1993 doctrine was. The Russian Federation had survived independence and the 'threat of direct military aggression against the Russian Federation and its allies' had diminished. It had secured all of the nuclear weapons from its neighbors Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, and had elected a new president, Vladimir Putin, to replace Boris Yeltsin. Yet, even as the doctrine took more defensive tones than the 1993 doctrine, it expanded its nuclear options. Below are a new definition of

  11. EDITORIAL: Extreme Ultraviolet Light Sources for Semiconductor Manufacturing

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    Attwood, David

    2004-12-01

    filaments, for both Xe and Sn. The embodiment of electrical discharge plasmas and laser-produced plasmas into commercially available EUV sources, with EUV powers that project to suitable levels, is presented in the fifth paper by Uwe Stamm of XTREME Technologies in Göttingen. For discharge produced plasmas, thermal loading and electrode erosion are significant issues. Vladimir Borisov and his colleagues, at the Troitsk Institute outside Moscow, address these issues and provide novel ideas for the multiplexing of several discharge plasmas feeding a single optical system. Igor Fomenkov and his colleagues at Cymer in San Diego describe issues associated with a dense plasma focus pinch, including a comparison of operations with both positive and negative polarity. In the eighth paper, Malcolm McGeoch of Plex in Massachusetts provides a theoretical description of the vaporization and ionization of spherical tin droplets in discharge plasma. Together this cluster of papers provides a broad review of the current status of high power EUV plasma sources for semiconductor manufacturing. This very current topic, of intense interest worldwide, is considered further in a book [4] of collected papers to become available in mid-2005. Additionally, a special journal issue emphasizing coherent EUV sources, albeit at lower average powers, is soon to appear [5]. References [1] http://public.itrsr.net [2] Attwood D 2000 Soft X-Rays and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation: Principles and Applications (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) www.coe.Berkeley.edu/AST/sxreuv [3] Moore G E 1965 Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits Electronics Magazine 114 Moore G E 1995 Lithography and the Future of Moore's Law SPIE 243 2 [4] Bakshi V ed 2005 EUV Sources for Lithography (Bellingham WA:SPIE) at press [5] IEEE J. Special Topics in Quantum Electronics, Short Wavelength and EUV Lasers 10 Dec 2004 at press

  12. EDITORIAL: Selected papers from the 10th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2010) Selected papers from the 10th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2010)

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    Reynaerts, Dominiek; Vullers, Ruud

    2011-10-01

    journal bearing with a flexible, damped support operating at 7.2 million DNTobias Waumans, Jan Peirs, Farid Al-Bender and Dominiek Reynaerts Thermoelectric energy harvester on the heated human machineVladimir Leonov

  13. Controllable Quantum States Mesoscopic Superconductivity and Spintronics (MS+S2006)

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    Takayanagi, Hideaki; Nitta, Junsaku; Nakano, Hayato

    2008-10-01

    Josephson effect in diffusive d-wave junctions / T. Yokoyama. Quantum dissipation due to the zero energy bound states in high-T[symbol] superconductor junctions / Shiro Kawabata. Spin-polarized heat transport in ferromagnet/unconventional superconductor junctions / T. Yokoyama. Little-Parks oscillations in chiral p-wave superconducting rings / Mitsuaki Takigawa. Theoretical study of synergy effect between proximity effect and Andreev interface resonant states in triplet p-wave superconductors / Yasunari Tanuma. Theory of proximity effect in unconventional superconductor junctions / Y. Tanaka -- Quantum information. Analyzing the effectiveness of the quantum repeater / Kenichiro Furuta. Architecture-dependent execution time of Shor's algorithm / Rodney Van Meter -- Quantum dots and Kondo effects. Coulomb blockade properties of 4-gated quantum dot / Shinichi Amaha. Order-N electronic structure calculation of n-type GaAs quantum dots / Shintaro Nomura. Transport through double-dots coupled to normal and superconducting leads / Yoichi Tanaka. A study of the quantum dot in application to terahertz single photon counting / Vladimir Antonov. Electron transport through laterally coupled double quantum dots / T. Kubo. Dephasing in Kondo systems: comparison between theory and experiment / F. Mallet. Kondo effect in quantum dots coupled with noncollinear ferromagnetic leads / Daisuke Matsubayashi. Non-crossing approximation study of multi-orbital Kondo effect in quantum dot systems / Tomoko Kita. Theoretical study of electronic states and spin operation in coupled quantum dots / Mikio Eto. Spin correlation in a double quantum dot-quantum wire coupled system / S. Sasaki. Kondo-assisted transport through a multiorbital quantum dot / Rui Sakano. Spin decay in a quantum dot coupled to a quantum point contact / Massoud Borhani -- Quantum wires, low-dimensional electrons. Control of the electron density and electric field with front and back gates / Masumi Yamaguchi. Effect of the array

  14. PREFACE: International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis

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    Mortell, Michael P.; O'Malley, Robert E.; Pokrovskii, Alexei; Rachinskii, Dmitrii; Sobolev, Vladimir A.

    2008-07-01

    , International Association of Hydrological Sciences, and Laboratoire Poncelet is gratefully acknowledged. The Editors and the Organizers of the Workshop wish to place on record their sincere gratitude to Mr Andrew Zhezherun and Mr Alexander Pimenov of University College Cork for both the assistance which he provided to all the presenters at the Workshop, and for the careful formatting of all the manuscripts prior to their being forwarded to the Publisher. More information about the Workshop can be found at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2006.htm Michael P Mortell, Robert E O'Malley Jr, Alexei Pokrovskii, Dmitrii Rachinskii and Vladimir Sobolev Editors

  15. The World – Socio-economically and politically: What you need to know

    PubMed Central

    Ausman, James I.

    2013-01-01

    everything without the responsibility to work or pay for these entitlements, has touched many countries and people with a few exceptions. This problem is the result of a worldwide breakdown of ethics and morality in society and a desire of the few for centralized control and power over the people. No country has instituted a solution to these problems that results in reducing expenditures or the growing debts. As many have stated in this paper, this policy cannot be sustained. The result of this scenario will be a worldwide economic crisis. Fundamental to this impending economic crisis is the failure of centrally controlled economies and socialistic programs. Those selected groups, who benefit from having control, are the politicians, bankers, some selected industry leaders, and socialist planners, who will stop at nothing to maintain power and control over the people. Liberty of the people is in jeopardy worldwide. Read the evidence presented and decide if this summary is correct. The troubling question is, “What will happen if the world economy collapses?” Will this crisis be a time for the few to take more control of the people through fear, crisis decisions, misinformation, prevention of the public from protecting themselves with guns, and pervasive spying technology on each citizen or will more democratic governments arise from the failure of centralized control, the welfare state, and the loss of liberty? Such crises have been repeated throughout 4000 years of recorded history. What happened in those past times? Read the quotations of Vladimir Lenin, developer of Marxism–Leninism, the foundation of Communism and judge what you have read from his statements. An alternative to this dismal scenario is little discussed also in the Press. Why not? In the past 150 years, the alternative has happened with a rapid growth in democracy, communications technology, and life expectancy from advances in science and medicine. To unleash this huge human potential, at this time

  16. EDITORIAL: CAMOP: Quantum Non-Stationary Systems CAMOP: Quantum Non-Stationary Systems

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    Dodonov, Victor V.; Man'ko, Margarita A.

    2010-09-01

    QED. Another rapidly growing research field (although its origin can be traced to the beginning of the 1980s) is the quantum control of evolution at the microscopic level. These examples show that quantum non-stationary systems continue to be a living and very interesting part of quantum physics, uniting researchers from many different areas. Thus it is no mere chance that several special scientific meetings devoted to these topics have been organized recently. One was the international seminar 'Time-Dependent Phenomena in Quantum Mechanics' organized by Manfred Kleber and Tobias Kramer in 2007 at Blaubeuren, Germany. The proceedings of that event were published in 2008 as volume 99 of Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Another recent meeting was the International Workshop on Quantum Non-Stationary Systems, held on 19-23 October 2009 at the International Center for Condensed Matter Physics (ICCMP) in Brasilia, Brazil. It was organized and directed by Victor Dodonov (Institute of Physics, University of Brasilia, Brazil), Vladimir Man'ko (P N Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia) and Salomon Mizrahi (Physics Department, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil). This event was accompanied by a satellite workshop 'Quantum Dynamics in Optics and Matter', organized by Salomon Mizrahi and Victor Dodonov on 25-26 October 2009 at the Physics Department of the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil. These two workshops, supported by the Brazilian federal agencies CAPES and CNPq and the local agencies FAP-DF and FAPESP, were attended by more than 120 participants from 16 countries. Almost 50 invited talks and 20 poster presentations covered a wide area of research in quantum mechanics, quantum optics and quantum information. This special issue of CAMOP/Physica Scripta contains contributions presented by some invited speakers and participants of the workshop in Brasilia. Although they do not cover all of the wide spectrum of problems related to quantum non

  17. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor

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    Thomas, Paul

    2011-01-01

    Index. The journal depends entirely on its authors and referees and so I would like to thank them all for their work in 2010 and look forward to a continuing, successful collaboration in 2011. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion editorial office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most active referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. This year, two of the top referees have reviewed four or more manuscripts in the period November 2009 to November 2010 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. We have excluded our Board Members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. Guest Editors' work on papers submitted to their special issues is also excluded from consideration. The following people have been selected: Osamu Naito, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Japan Masahiro Kobayashi, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Japan Duccio Testa, Lausanne Federal Polytechnic University, Switzerland Vladimir Pustovitov, Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Insitute, Russia Christopher Holland, University of California at San Diego, USA Yuri Gribov, ITER International Organisation, Cadarache, France Eriko Jotaki, Kyushu University, Japan Sven Wiesen, Jülich Research Centre, Germany Viktor S. Marchenko, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine Richard Stephens, General Atomics, USA In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2010. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2010 Nuclear Fusion Award was J.E. Rice et al for the paper entitled 'Inter-machine comparison of

  18. The Peak of Rocket Production: The Designer of Ballistic Missiles V.F. Utkin (1923-2000)

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    Prisniakov, V.; Sitnikova, N.

    2002-01-01

    The main landmarks of the biography of the general designer of the most power missiles Vladimira Fe- dorovicha Utkina are stated. Formation of character of outstanding scientist of 20 century as the son of the Soviet epoch is shown. He belongs to that generation which had many difficulties and afflictions - hungry time, the heavy years of the second world war, post-war disruption, but also many happy days - the Victory above fascism, restoration of the country, pride of successes in conquest of Space. In June, 1941 Vladimir has finished school with honours certificate and since October, 1941 up to the end of the second world war was on various fronts. After the ending of Leningrad military-mechanical insti- tute the young engineer came in Southern engineering works in Dnipropetrovsk (Yugmach). Here for 40 years there was a dizzy ascent of the beginner-designer over a ladder of space-rocket's Olympus up to the chief designer and the general director of the biggest in the world of rocket concern (9000 high quality engineers of Design office Yugnoe (DOYu) and 60 thousand workers Yugmach). After death in 1971 to year of main designer M. Jangele V. F. Utkin has headed Design office Yugnoe. Under ma- nual of V. Utkin four strategic rocket complexes of new generation SS-17, SS-18 (three updatings with divided head parts with weight of 8 tons), SS-24 (railway and shaft basing) were developed and han- ded over on arms. Among development of academician V. Utkin there is a rocket-carrier "Zenit" which delivers to an orbit over 12 tons of a payload. This rocket is also a basis of the first stage of reusable transport space system "Energia-Buran". Under manual of V. Utkin were developed and used the con- version carrier-rockets "Ziclon" and "Kosmos", as well the effective satellites of a defensive, scientific and economic direction, among which family of satellites "Kosmos", the satellite "Ocean", equipped by a locator of the side observation too. Largest scientific

  19. The World - Socio-economically and politically: What you need to know.

    PubMed

    Ausman, James I

    2013-01-01

    without the responsibility to work or pay for these entitlements, has touched many countries and people with a few exceptions. This problem is the result of a worldwide breakdown of ethics and morality in society and a desire of the few for centralized control and power over the people. No country has instituted a solution to these problems that results in reducing expenditures or the growing debts. As many have stated in this paper, this policy cannot be sustained. The result of this scenario will be a worldwide economic crisis. Fundamental to this impending economic crisis is the failure of centrally controlled economies and socialistic programs. Those selected groups, who benefit from having control, are the politicians, bankers, some selected industry leaders, and socialist planners, who will stop at nothing to maintain power and control over the people. Liberty of the people is in jeopardy worldwide. Read the evidence presented and decide if this summary is correct. The troubling question is, "What will happen if the world economy collapses?" Will this crisis be a time for the few to take more control of the people through fear, crisis decisions, misinformation, prevention of the public from protecting themselves with guns, and pervasive spying technology on each citizen or will more democratic governments arise from the failure of centralized control, the welfare state, and the loss of liberty? Such crises have been repeated throughout 4000 years of recorded history. What happened in those past times? Read the quotations of Vladimir Lenin, developer of Marxism-Leninism, the foundation of Communism and judge what you have read from his statements. An alternative to this dismal scenario is little discussed also in the Press. Why not? In the past 150 years, the alternative has happened with a rapid growth in democracy, communications technology, and life expectancy from advances in science and medicine. To unleash this huge human potential, at this time, will require

  20. Editorial

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    Dimitrijevic, M. S.; Popovic, L. C.

    . Orlov Paolo Paolicchi Paul Paquet Genadij I. Pinigin Sylvie Sahal-Brechot Dan Selaru N. D. Simonenko Eduardo Simonneau A. Shul'ga Magdalena Stavinschi Cristina Stoica T. I. Suchkova Emil Tatomir Svetlana A. Tolchelnikova-Muri V. I. Turenkov Margarita Yu. Volyanskaya A. Yu. Yacenko Vincento Zappala G. Zhen-Nian We are grateful to these authors for having chosen our journal, thereby conferring on the Serbian Astronomical Journal an international standing. This is also a suitable opportunity to thank the numerous referees who contributed to our Journal being better. During this period the referees officially registered (a number of them, mainly belonging to the editorial boards, remain unregistered) have been (in Brackets is the number of papers they reviewed): Trajko Angelov (11) Jelisaveta Arsenijevic (4) Olga Atanackovic-Vukmanovic (4) Milutin Blagojevic (1) Markyan S. Chubey (1) B. Ciric (2) Miodrag Dacic (2) Milan S. Dimitrijevic (43) Gojko Djurasevic (1) B. Djuric (1) Dragutin Djurovic (5) Stevica Djurovic (3) Petar Grujic (5) Slobodan Jankov (1) Zoran Knezevic (7) Nikola Konjevic (6) Vladimir Krsljanin (2) Aleksandar Kubicela (12) Mike Kuzmanoski (10) Jaroslav Labat (1) Jovan Lazovic (1) Ilija Lukacevic (5) Jovan Malisic (1) Milan Mijatov (1) Jelena Milogradov-Turin (2) Vladeta Milovanovic (6) Ljubisa Mitic (22) Radovan Mrkic (1) Ranko Muzijevic (4) Slobodan Ninkovic (30) Dragomir Olevic (3) Nada Pejovic (1) Georgije Popovic (18) Luka C. Popovic (12) Sofija Sadzakov (28) Jovan Simovljevic (7) Nicholas Spyrou (1) Bozidar Stanic (1) Miroljub Starcevic (1) S. Starcevic (1) Magdalena Stavinschi (1) Dragoljub Stefanovic (1) Dusan Saletic (9) Stevo Segan (1) Branislav Sevarlic (16) Djordje Teleki (10) Istvan Vince (42) Mirjana Vukicevic-Karabin (1) Vincento Zappala (1) Danilo Zulevic (2) In our register, in which M.S.D. began entering the submitted articles from January 1st, 1984, up to now, 455 of them are inscribed. A part of them has been published in Publications of