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  1. Nicolas Poussin: "The Holy Family."

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blocker, Judith Sloane

    1987-01-01

    Nicolas Poussin's painting, "The Holy Family," is used to help secondary students comprehend the power, mystery, and significance of classical 17th century Western painting. Includes suggestions for classroom activities. (BR)

  2. Nicola Cabbibo: 1935-2010

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Banks, Michael

    2010-09-01

    The Italian physicist Nicola Cabibbo, who many said should have shared the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physics for his contribution to understanding the me chanism of quark mixing, died last month at the age of 75.

  3. Frombork Castle and Nicolas Copernicus

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    Kogure, Tomokazu

    2004-10-01

    Nicolas Copernicus spent his last half life at Frombork Castle in Poland, where he wrote "On the Revolution of the Celestial Bodies." The author visited Frombork and had a strong impression by his great personality in late Renaissance, not only in astronomy, but also in activities in a wide field of economical, political affaires, renovation of currency.

  4. Marian Zierski (1906-1998): world-famous Polish phtysiatrist.

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    Włodarczyk, Magdalena

    2008-03-01

    Marian Zierski was born in Lviv on May 1, 1906. He studied medicine at the Jan Kazimierz University in Lviv and the Charles University in Prague, where he received his medical degree. Before and during Second World War (until 1942) he worked in Lviv and then he moved to Warsaw. He experienced the tragedy of the Warsaw Uprising (1944) and the total destruction of the city. After the war he settled in Lódź. He held numerous managerial posts in medical care institutions in Lódź. There he also established a tuberculosis outpatient clinic for students. At the same time, Zierski carried out phtysiatric research publishing numerous works (approx. 300) and participating in conventions and scientific conferences both in the country and abroad. Apart from many awards and offices, Prof. Marian Zierski was a holder of an honorary doctorate of universities in Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, France, the USA and Hungary.

  5. Women in History--Marian Wright Edelman: Crusader for Civil and Children's Rights

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    Mills, Shirley J.

    2006-01-01

    This article profiles Marian Wright Edelman, a crusader for civil and children's rights. She was born June 6, 1939, at a time when prejudice and segregation were the norm. The Wright family lived in a small, southern town of Bennetsville, South Carolina, where Marian was the youngest of five children. Her father, the Reverend Arthur Jerome Wright,…

  6. Women in History--Marian Wright Edelman: Crusader for Civil and Children's Rights

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    Mills, Shirley J.

    2006-01-01

    This article profiles Marian Wright Edelman, a crusader for civil and children's rights. She was born June 6, 1939, at a time when prejudice and segregation were the norm. The Wright family lived in a small, southern town of Bennetsville, South Carolina, where Marian was the youngest of five children. Her father, the Reverend Arthur Jerome Wright,…

  7. Young Children as Activists: Celebrating Black History Month and Marian Wright Edelman's Work

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    Dubois, Brigitte Emmanuelle

    2011-01-01

    Inspired by the life of Marian Wright Edelman, a kindergarten class from Capitol Hill Day School conducted a demonstration for the needs and rights of children and marched across the brick paths of Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, directly across the street from the White House. Marian Wright Edelman was the subject of a school-wide Black History…

  8. Young Children as Activists: Celebrating Black History Month and Marian Wright Edelman's Work

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    Dubois, Brigitte Emmanuelle

    2011-01-01

    Inspired by the life of Marian Wright Edelman, a kindergarten class from Capitol Hill Day School conducted a demonstration for the needs and rights of children and marched across the brick paths of Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, directly across the street from the White House. Marian Wright Edelman was the subject of a school-wide Black History…

  9. MARIANE: MApReduce Implementation Adapted for HPC Environments

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    Fadika, Zacharia; Dede, Elif; Govindaraju, Madhusudhan; Ramakrishnan, Lavanya

    2011-07-06

    MapReduce is increasingly becoming a popular framework, and a potent programming model. The most popular open source implementation of MapReduce, Hadoop, is based on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). However, as HDFS is not POSIX compliant, it cannot be fully leveraged by applications running on a majority of existing HPC environments such as Teragrid and NERSC. These HPC environments typicallysupport globally shared file systems such as NFS and GPFS. On such resourceful HPC infrastructures, the use of Hadoop not only creates compatibility issues, but also affects overall performance due to the added overhead of the HDFS. This paper not only presents a MapReduce implementation directly suitable for HPC environments, but also exposes the design choices for better performance gains in those settings. By leveraging inherent distributed file systems' functions, and abstracting them away from its MapReduce framework, MARIANE (MApReduce Implementation Adapted for HPC Environments) not only allows for the use of the model in an expanding number of HPCenvironments, but also allows for better performance in such settings. This paper shows the applicability and high performance of the MapReduce paradigm through MARIANE, an implementation designed for clustered and shared-disk file systems and as such not dedicated to a specific MapReduce solution. The paper identifies the components and trade-offs necessary for this model, and quantifies the performance gains exhibited by our approach in distributed environments over Apache Hadoop in a data intensive setting, on the Magellan testbed at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).

  10. Wind resource assessment: San Nicolas Island, California

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    McKenna, E.; Olsen, T.L.

    1996-01-01

    San Nicolas Island (SNI) is the site of the Navy Range Instrumentation Test Site which relies on an isolated diesel-powered grid for its energy needs. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean 85 miles southwest of Los Angeles, California and 65 miles south of the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS), Point Mugu, California. SNI is situated on the continental shelf at latitude N33{degree}14` and longitude W119{degree}27`. It is approximately 9 miles long and 3.6 miles wide and encompasses an area of 13,370 acres of land owned by the Navy in fee title. Winds on San Nicolas are prevailingly northwest and are strong most of the year. The average wind speed is 7.2 m/s (14 knots) and seasonal variation is small. The windiest months, March through July, have wind speeds averaging 8.2 m/s (16 knots). The least windy months, August through February, have wind speeds averaging 6.2 m/s (12 knots).

  11. More Misbehavior of Organisms: A Psi Chi Lecture by Marian and Robert Bailey

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    Bihm, Elson M.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur, Jr.; Abbott, Hannah J.; Lammers, William J.

    2010-01-01

    In 1992, Dr. Marian Breland Bailey, assisted by her husband Robert E. Bailey, gave the following presentation at the Psi Chi Banquet of the University of Central Arkansas. She and her first husband, Keller Breland, were students of B. F. Skinner and established Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE) in 1947 and the IQ Zoo in 1955. Unknown to many…

  12. Displacements Of Brownian Particles In Terms Of Marian Von Smoluchowski's Heuristic Model

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    Klein, Hermann; Woermann, Dietrich

    2005-01-01

    Albert Einstein's theory of the Brownian motion, Marian von Smoluchowski's heuristic model, and Perrin's experimental results helped to bring the concept of molecules from a state of being a useful hypothesis in chemistry to objects existing in reality. Central to the theory of Brownian motion is the relation between mean particle displacement and…

  13. Growing Old before Old Age: Ageing in the Fiction of Marian Keyes

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    Perez-Serrano, Elena

    2009-01-01

    This research analyzes the ways in which the ageing process is articulated in Marian Keyes's novels. Keyes is one of numerous authors within the genre of "chick lit," or "post-feminist fiction." This type of literature, begun in the mid-1990s, mainly deals with the process of the coming into adulthood of the female protagonists. They not only…

  14. Displacements Of Brownian Particles In Terms Of Marian Von Smoluchowski's Heuristic Model

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Klein, Hermann; Woermann, Dietrich

    2005-01-01

    Albert Einstein's theory of the Brownian motion, Marian von Smoluchowski's heuristic model, and Perrin's experimental results helped to bring the concept of molecules from a state of being a useful hypothesis in chemistry to objects existing in reality. Central to the theory of Brownian motion is the relation between mean particle displacement and…

  15. Growing Old before Old Age: Ageing in the Fiction of Marian Keyes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perez-Serrano, Elena

    2009-01-01

    This research analyzes the ways in which the ageing process is articulated in Marian Keyes's novels. Keyes is one of numerous authors within the genre of "chick lit," or "post-feminist fiction." This type of literature, begun in the mid-1990s, mainly deals with the process of the coming into adulthood of the female protagonists. They not only…

  16. More Misbehavior of Organisms: A Psi Chi Lecture by Marian and Robert Bailey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bihm, Elson M.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur, Jr.; Abbott, Hannah J.; Lammers, William J.

    2010-01-01

    In 1992, Dr. Marian Breland Bailey, assisted by her husband Robert E. Bailey, gave the following presentation at the Psi Chi Banquet of the University of Central Arkansas. She and her first husband, Keller Breland, were students of B. F. Skinner and established Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE) in 1947 and the IQ Zoo in 1955. Unknown to many…

  17. First person - Nicola Stevenson and Ian White.

    PubMed

    2017-08-01

    First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Nicola Stevenson and Ian White are co-first authors on 'Clathrin-mediated post-fusion membrane retrieval influences the exocytic mode of endothelial Weibel-Palade bodies', published in this issue of Journal of Cell Science. Dr Stevenson is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, UK, investigating mechanisms of collagen trafficking, and Dr White is an electron microscopist at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at University College London, UK. © 2017. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  18. Nicolas and Eel submarine fans, California continental borderland

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    Reynolds, S.; Gorsline, D.S.

    1987-04-01

    Nicolas and Eel Submarine Fans occur in the San Nicolas basin - an outer basin of the California continental borderland that has a low sedimentation rate. Nicolas Fan lies southeast of San Nicolas Island and the broad San Nicolas Bank. The upper fan is characterized by numerous channels. The midfan region may be divided into three distinct areas: a central midfan and two subfans. The central midfan deposition system is typical of Normark's suprafan. The subfans are essentially flat, sandy lobes. Eel Fan lies west of San Clemente Island and is fed by an erosional valley. Its midfan region may also be characterized as a flat, sandy lobe. Box-core data show that holocene turbidity currents have occurred on the central Nicolas Fan, whereas the subfans and Eel Fan are nearly inactive. The local tectonic regime influences these fans by determining slope trends, creating bathymetric obstacles, controlling canyon location, and triggering mass movements. Sea level changes affect sedimentation patterns of the fans by increasing the mean grain size and the amount of sediment delivered to the fan during lowstands. These changes may, in turn, affect the morphology of the fan. The characteristics of these fans represent variations of the generalized fan models described in the literature. 12 figures, 1 table.

  19. [The relationships of Zhang Jing-yue's three theories of the Supreme Ultimate].

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    Yao, Chun-Peng

    2007-07-01

    Under the influence of Supreme Ultimate of Neo-Confucianism, Zhang Jing-yue put forward the three theories of the Supreme Ultimate, viz., Supreme Ultimate of the Primordial Qi, Supreme Ultimate of the Heart, and Supreme Ultimate of the Vital Gate. These three theories were of trinity relationship, forming the basic frame of Jingyue's system of medical theories. Among them, the theory of Supreme Ultimate of the Primordial Qi was the foundation of natural concept in his medical theories, the theory of Supreme Ultimate of the Vital Gate was the teleology of his medical theories, and the theory of Supreme Ultimate of the Heart, as a cognitive method, was the methodology of his medical theories. Jing-yue' s medical theories were constructed on these three corner-stays, which was a tremendous leap forward in the development of traditional Chinese medicine and Neo-Confucianism.

  20. 33 CFR 334.980 - Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas....980 Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area. (a) The area. The waters of the Pacific Ocean around San Nicolas Island, Calif., extending about 3 miles seaward from the...

  1. 33 CFR 334.980 - Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas....980 Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area. (a) The area. The waters of the Pacific Ocean around San Nicolas Island, Calif., extending about 3 miles seaward from the...

  2. 33 CFR 334.980 - Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas....980 Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area. (a) The area. The waters of the Pacific Ocean around San Nicolas Island, Calif., extending about 3 miles seaward from the...

  3. 33 CFR 334.980 - Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas....980 Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area. (a) The area. The waters of the Pacific Ocean around San Nicolas Island, Calif., extending about 3 miles seaward from the...

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

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    Samson, Judith; Notermans, Catrien; Jansen, Willy

    2013-01-01

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

  5. [Three contracts signed by the apothecary Nicolas Houel in 1586].

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    Warolin, C

    1998-01-01

    Nicolas Houel famous apothecary founder of the House of the Christian Charity, near Paris, in the 16th Century, welcomed poor children for six years. The author has found two reception contracts and a settlement act to the Foundation signed by Houel in 1586.

  6. Digital Radio-Telemetry Monitoring of San Nicolas Island Foxes

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-12-01

    canine distemper and rabies). *Set up...adults that died were killed directly by human activity, while multiple factors contributed to the deaths of old adults (table 4). Unfortunately, two...San Nicolas and San Clemente Islands against rabies and canine distemper . We suggest that a core group of monitored foxes remain unvaccinated to

  7. San Nicolas Island surface radiation-meteorology data

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    Johnson-Pasqua, Christopher M.; Cox, Stephen K.

    1990-01-01

    A summary of the surface data collected by Colorado State University (CSU) on San Nicolas Island during the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) from 30 June (Julian Day 181) through 19 July (Julian Day 200) is given. The data are available in two formats: hard copy graphs, and processed data on floppy disk.

  8. Nicola gen. nov. with redescription of Nicola tetela (Borojevic & Peixinho, 1976) (Porifera: Calcarea: Calcinea: Clathrinida).

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    Cóndor-Luján, B; Klautau, M

    2016-04-13

    Guancha tetela was originally described as a species having a peduncle and a skeleton exclusively composed of sagittal triactines. Therefore, according to the most recent phylogeny of Clathrinida, it should be placed in the genus Clathrina. This species was collected on the Northeastern Brazilian coast in 1968 and it was not collected again until 2011 in Curaçao. In this study, we reanalyzed the type material and the new specimens from Curaçao under a morphological-molecular approach. Morphological analysis revealed the presence of tetractines in the skeleton of all the studied specimens, including a slide of the holotype. In the molecular phylogeny G. tetela grouped with genera containing tetractines, but as an independent new lineage, different from all the other genera of Clathrinida. Based on these results, we propose the erection of a new genus, Nicola gen. nov., to include species whose body is composed of tubes without anastomosis nor branches but that run in parallel and coalesce at the apical and basal regions. Moreover, the skeleton is exclusively composed of sagittal triactines and tetractines.

  9. Operant Psychology Goes to the Fair: Marian and Keller Breland in the Popular Press, 1947-1966

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    Bailey, Robert E.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur, Jr.

    2005-01-01

    Marian and Keller Breland pioneered the application of operant psychology to commercial animal training during the 1940s and 1950s. The Brelands' story is relatively unknown in the history of behavior analysis. Using information from the Breland-Bailey papers, this paper describes the development and activities of Animal Behavior Enterprises…

  10. Operant Psychology Goes to the Fair: Marian and Keller Breland in the Popular Press, 1947-1966

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    Bailey, Robert E.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur, Jr.

    2005-01-01

    Marian and Keller Breland pioneered the application of operant psychology to commercial animal training during the 1940s and 1950s. The Brelands' story is relatively unknown in the history of behavior analysis. Using information from the Breland-Bailey papers, this paper describes the development and activities of Animal Behavior Enterprises…

  11. Optical Characterization of Atmospheric Particulates on San Nicolas Island, California.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-04-01

    authorized documents. The citation of trade names and names of manufacturers in this report is not to be construed as official Government indorsement or...eight atmospheric particulate samples and one soil and one abalone shell sample taken on San Nicolas Island. These samples were collected by the Naval...likely source of this material is the abalone shells which are in abundance on the upwind shoreline near the sampler.* SEM soil and abalone sea shells

  12. [Nicolas Larbaud (1822-1889), chemist in Vichy].

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    Cassier, R

    1998-01-01

    Nicolas Larbaud was a chemist, who was qualified by the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris. He was interested, since his installation in Vichy, in therapeutic mineral waters and in exploiting those waters by bottling them or by thermal baths. Larbaud had many proceedings with his own family, with the Vichy official company with his colleagues and with the administration. He had to defend by force Prunelle spring which was drilled in his own pharmacy. He discovered Saint-Yorre thermal spring and exploited it. He earned a great fortune, was elected mayor and district counselor. His son was Valery Larbaud, writer and translator.

  13. Nicola Cusano e il foro astronomico al castello di Andraz

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    de Dona', G.

    Cardinal Nicolas from Cues (1401-1464) was friend of Paolo Toscanelli and one of the first supporters of heliocentrism. He carved a tube in the south western wall of a room of the castle of Andraz. It was possibly used to calculate the date of the winter solstice, in order to evaluate the corrections needed to the Julian calendar then in use. The astronomical use of this tube is described. The accuracy achievable in the measurement of the solstice is surprising. It is possible that the tubes made by Gerbert of Aurillac (945-1003) were used with similar awareness.

  14. 33 CFR 110.220 - Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. 110.220 Section 110.220 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST... Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. (a) The restricted areas—(1) East...

  15. 33 CFR 110.220 - Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. 110.220 Section 110.220 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST... Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. (a) The restricted areas—(1) East...

  16. 33 CFR 110.220 - Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. 110.220 Section 110.220 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST... Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. (a) The restricted areas—(1) East...

  17. 33 CFR 110.220 - Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. 110.220 Section 110.220 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST... Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. (a) The restricted area. All...

  18. 33 CFR 110.220 - Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. 110.220 Section 110.220 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST... Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas. (a) The restricted areas—(1) East...

  19. 78 FR 67300 - Anchorage Regulations: Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; Restricted Anchorage Areas

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    2013-11-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 110 RIN 1625-AA01 Anchorage Regulations: Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas... follows: Sec. 110.220 Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif; restricted anchorage areas. (a) The...

  20. Indian Control of Indian Education: The Path of the Upper Nicola Band.

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    Charters-Voght, Opal

    1991-01-01

    Describes a structured-experiences workshop in which members of the Upper Nicola Band (Okanagan) defined Indian control of Indian education for their own community, and formulated their educational philosophy, goals, and action plans. Provides background on Canadian federal educational policies and the history of education for the Upper Nicola.…

  1. Indian Control of Indian Education: The Path of the Upper Nicola Band.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Charters-Voght, Opal

    1991-01-01

    Describes a structured-experiences workshop in which members of the Upper Nicola Band (Okanagan) defined Indian control of Indian education for their own community, and formulated their educational philosophy, goals, and action plans. Provides background on Canadian federal educational policies and the history of education for the Upper Nicola.…

  2. 78 FR 70005 - Naval Base Ventura County, San Nicolas Island, California; Restricted Area

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    2013-11-22

    ... unchanged. San Nicolas Island is wholly owned by the United States and operated by the U.S. Navy as part of... Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 33 CFR Part 334 Naval Base Ventura County, San Nicolas Island, California; Restricted Area AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking...

  3. Legends about Legends: Abraham Eleazar's Adaptation of Nicolas Flamel.

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    Priesner, Claus

    2016-02-01

    This paper explores the relationship between three illustrated alchemical treatises, all of which are associated with Jewish adepts: the famous Le Livre des figures hieroglyphiques attributed to Nicolas Flamel, and two treatises published in 1735 in Erfurt-the Uraltes Chymisches Werckh and the Donum Dei. The Werckh is supposedly written by Rabbi Abraham Eleazar, while the Donum Dei is attributed to an ancient alchemist-cabalist, Rabbi Samuel Baruch. I argue that these authors are fictitious, and that both works were in fact written in the early eighteenth century by their supposed editor, the probably pseudonymous Julius Gervasius. Gervasius connects the Werckh with the legend of Nicolas Flamel by suggesting that it is based on the original, Jewish manuscript which helped Flamel to find the Stone of the Sages. Gervasius used various strategies to confer a sense of Jewish "authenticity" on these works, borrowing from contemporary (non-Jewish) perceptions of Jewish ritual, Hebrew language, and Christian Cabala. The Werckh also borrows and adapts a sequence of allegorical illustrations from those in pseudo-Flamel's Livre, and I compare the two sets of figures and, where possible, interpret them. I conclude that the later works in fact teach us far more about the state of alchemy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries than they do about either medieval alchemy or Judaism.

  4. Antoni marian gabryszewski as a pioneer of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in poland.

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    Jandziś, Sławomir

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the work of Dr. Antoni Marian Gabryszewski, orthopaedic surgeon, associate professor at Lvov University, towards the development of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in Poland before World War I. It is based on archival materials, publications in medical journals and articles from the daily press of that time. The author presents little-known facts concerning Dr. Gabryszewski's occupational and academic activity and his work at the Surgery Dept. of Lvov University as well as his habilitation dissertation, regarded as the first attempt to position orthopaedics as distinct from surgery in Poland. The article also describes his long-term work at the private Orthopaedic Facility established in 1898 in Lvov which later incorporated the Zander Institute in 1908. The Zander Institute was the first in Galicia to offer exercise machines designed by Dr. Gustav Zander, imported from Stockholm and enjoying an extraordinary popularity in the world. Dr. Gabryszewski's practice as a spa doctor, which he pursued in Iwonicz Zdrój in the summer months, is also presented. Dr. A. Gabryszewski introduced comprehensive rehabilitation to the treatment of orthopaedic patients both at the Surgery Dept. of Lvov University and at his Orthopaedic Facility. He used therapeutic gymnastics (particularly mechanotherapy), therapeutic massage, physical therapy and orthopaedic aids. Analysis of the source materials leads to unequivocal conclusions attesting to Dr. A. Gabryszewski's pioneering role and significant contribution to the development of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in Poland.

  5. Hybrid energy system cost analysis: San Nicolas Island, California

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    Olsen, T.L.; McKenna, E.

    1996-07-01

    This report analyzes the local wind resource and evaluates the costs and benefits of supplementing the current diesel-powered energy system on San Nicolas Island, California (SNI), with wind turbines. In Section 2.0 the SNI site, naval operations, and current energy system are described, as are the data collection and analysis procedures. Section 3.0 summarizes the wind resource data and analyses that were presented in NREL/TP 442-20231. Sections 4.0 and 5.0 present the conceptual design and cost analysis of a hybrid wind and diesel energy system on SNI, with conclusions following in Section 6. Appendix A presents summary pages of the hybrid system spreadsheet model, and Appendix B contains input and output files for the HYBRID2 program.

  6. Annual Quality Assurance Conference Files by Nicola Watson and Rui Li

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    26th Annual Quality Assurance Conference. Abstract: An Innovative Water Management Device for Online and Canister-based Thermal Desorption of Trace-level VVOCs in High Humidity Ambient Air by Nicola Watson and Rui Li

  7. Sul foro nella stanza di Nicola Cusano al castello di Andraz: un'ipotesi astronomica

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    de Donà, G.

    2011-02-01

    Nicolas Krebs (Kues 1401 - Todi 1464), also called Nicola Cusano, or Nicholas of Cusa - reached the Castello di Andraz (BL, Italy), where he lived for a long period. In a wall of his room there is a hole representing a possible astronomical function. In this paper, the author illustrates the orientation of the hole and suggests that it is been created by the great German thinker to correct the Julian calendar.

  8. Pup production, abundance, and breeding distribution of northern elephant seals at San Nicolas Island, winter 1981

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    1985-01-01

    A major breeding colony of northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, occurs on San Nicolas Island, California. Due to commercial hunting, elephant seals were extinct on San Nicolas Island by the end of the 19th century. Subsequent recovery of the population has been well documented (Table 1). Census data collected since 1949 indicate that the colony has been growing rapidly in numbers after breeding began again in the late 1940s.

  9. Winds and turbulence above San Nicolas Island during FIRE

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    White, Allen B.; Syrett, William J.; Fairall, Christopher W.; Thomson, Dennis W.

    1990-01-01

    Winds and turbulence above San Nicolas Island (SNI) were continuously monitored during the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) with a Doppler sodar (1600 Hz) and an ultrahigh frequencies (UHF) (400 MHz) wind profiler. Individual profiles were logged from 1 through 19 July 1987 at 30 sec to 2 min intervals; preliminary processing of hourly averaged winds from 100 to 2300 m is complete. These wind profiles have been combined with intermittent radiosonde profiles to construct time-height sections of parameters such as the Richardson Number. Analysis now in progress includes interpretation of the sodar (C 2/T) and profiler (C 2/N, C 2/q) reflectivity profiles. These profiles are being combined with radiometric and ceilometer data for investigations of vertical transport and cloud base/top entrainment processes. Finally, by using the SNI data in conjunction with soundings made from the research vessel Pt. Sur, the relationship between changes in the SNI winds and mesoscale and synoptic-scale weather features is being investigated.

  10. Supersonic naval missile sounds over San Nicolas Island

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    Greene, Charles R.; Norman, Robert G.; Holst, Meike; Malme, Charles I.

    2003-10-01

    Vandals and other missiles are launched occasionally from San Nicolas Island, CA, during Naval exercises and tests. Pinnipeds on the island beaches are exposed to the flight sounds, some of which are sonic booms from directly overhead. Environmental concerns led the Navy to support acoustic studies of the missile sounds at the beaches. The results show flat-weighted sound pressures from Vandals as high as 150 dB re: 20 μPa(peak) [140 dB re: 20 μPa(rms)] at a near-vertical distance of 400 m. Other flat-weighted pressures from Vandals were as low as 107 dB re: 20 μPa(peak) [95 dB re: 20 μPa(rms)] at a beach 3.9 km horizontally behind the launcher. Pulse durations and sound exposure levels were also measured. One-third octave band sound exposure levels were measured. All parameters (except one-third octave band levels) were also measured with A weighting. Other missiles measured include Tomahawk cruise missiles, Rolling Airframe Missile, Advanced Gun System, Terrier, and the Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target. [Work supported by U.S. Navy.

  11. Winds and turbulence above San Nicolas Island during FIRE

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    White, Allen B.; Syrett, William J.; Fairall, Christopher W.; Thomson, Dennis W.

    1990-01-01

    Winds and turbulence above San Nicolas Island (SNI) were continuously monitored during the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) with a Doppler sodar (1600 Hz) and an ultrahigh frequencies (UHF) (400 MHz) wind profiler. Individual profiles were logged from 1 through 19 July 1987 at 30 sec to 2 min intervals; preliminary processing of hourly averaged winds from 100 to 2300 m is complete. These wind profiles have been combined with intermittent radiosonde profiles to construct time-height sections of parameters such as the Richardson Number. Analysis now in progress includes interpretation of the sodar (C 2/T) and profiler (C 2/N, C 2/q) reflectivity profiles. These profiles are being combined with radiometric and ceilometer data for investigations of vertical transport and cloud base/top entrainment processes. Finally, by using the SNI data in conjunction with soundings made from the research vessel Pt. Sur, the relationship between changes in the SNI winds and mesoscale and synoptic-scale weather features is being investigated.

  12. High incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer: similarity for 60% of mitochondrial DNA signatures between the Bidayuhs of Borneo and the Bai-yue of Southern China

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    Wee, Joseph; Ha, Tarn Cam; Loong, Susan; Qian, Chao-Nan

    2012-01-01

    Populations in Southern China (Bai-yue) and Borneo (Bidayuh) with high incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) share similar mitochondrial DNA signatures, supporting the hypothesis that these two populations may share the same genetic predisposition for NPC, which may have first appeared in a common ancestral reference population before the sea levels rose after the last ice age. PMID:22943598

  13. High incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer: similarity for 60% of mitochondrial DNA signatures between the Bidayuhs of Borneo and the Bai-yue of Southern China.

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    Wee, Joseph; Ha, Tam Cam; Loong, Susan; Qian, Chao-Nan

    2012-09-01

    Populations in Southern China (Bai-yue) and Borneo (Bidayuh) with high incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer(NPC) share similar mitochondrial DNA signatures, supporting the hypothesis that these two populations may share the same genetic predisposition for NPC, which may have first appeared in a common ancestral reference population before the sea levels rose after the last ice age.

  14. Operant psychology goes to the fair: Marian and Keller Breland in the popular press, 1947-1966

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    Bailey, Robert E.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur

    2005-01-01

    Marian and Keller Breland pioneered the application of operant psychology to commercial animal training during the 1940s and 1950s. The Brelands' story is relatively unknown in the history of behavior analysis. Using information from the Breland-Bailey papers, this paper describes the development and activities of Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE), the Brelands' animal training business. We also review popular press coverage of the Brelands between 1947 and 1966 to investigate the level of public exposure to ABE-trained animals and to the principles and methods of operant psychology. An examination of 308 popular print articles featuring the Brelands indicates that there was public exposure of behavior analysis through the popular press coverage of ABE-trained animals. Furthermore, the expansion of operant methods to the marine mammal and bird training industries can be linked to the Brelands' mass media exposure. ImagesFigure 1Figure 2Figure 3Figure 4Figure 5 PMID:22478446

  15. [The anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp: The beginning of a medical utopia].

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    Rosler, Roberto; Young, Pablo

    2011-04-01

    The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was painted by Rembrandt Harmen-szoon van Rijn at the early age of 26 years. In the XVII century these paintings were very popular in the Netherlands, and in this country the cities flourished as cultural centers searching the anatomy knowledge. Nicolaes Tulp was one of the persons in the center of Amsterdam's scene during XVII century. In 1632 Tulp was 39 years old, and he was an anatomist and a surgeon. Rembrandt masterly shows an autopsy performed by Dr. Tulp. This picture is the description of the beginning of a medical intellectual utopia: the absolute visibility of the disease. Unfortunately this utopia is blind to the complete visibility of the psycho-socio-cultural dimensions of the ill.

  16. Diurnal variation of marine stratocumulus over San Nicolas Island during the FIRE IFO

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    Davies, R.; Blaskovic, M.

    1990-01-01

    Preliminary analysis was made of data collected at San Nicolas Island during the Intensive Field Observation (IFO) phase of the First International Satellite Cloud Climatology Program's Regional Experiment (FIRE). Of particular interest was an examination of a distinct diurnal variation in the cloud properties, despite an apparent absence of diurnal forcing from the surface. Direct or indirect radiative modulation of such clouds, as proposed by Fravalo at el. (1981) and Turton and Nicholls (1987) indeed seems likely. Preliminary observational evidence for diurnal change in the marine stratocumulus adjacent to San Nicolas Island is presented. A comparison is then made between the observed behavior and predictions from theoretical models of the interactive effect of radiation on boundary layer clouds.

  17. Nicola Cabibbo, Physicist and Science Manager

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    Maiani, L.

    2012-04-01

    Universality of the weak interactions is reviewed, with special emphasis on the origin of the Cabibbo theory of strange-particle β-decays and its role in the discovery of the unified Electroweak Theory. Achievements and present challenges of the Standard Theory of particles interactions are briefly illustrated. As a homage to Nicola Cabibbo, his leading role in the Roma school of theoretical physics and in the Italian science in general is reviewed.

  18. Interview with the Hon. Nicola Roxon: getting evidence into health policy.

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    Roxon, Nicola

    2017-02-15

    Public health researchers and practitioners want to see their research inform government decision making. It is not always clear to researchers how evidence is used in policy decisions in a highly politicised environment with many competing demands. We spoke to the Honourable Nicola Roxon, former Australian Minister for Health and Ageing (2007-2011), to gain some insight into the process, and advice on how to engage most productively with government.

  19. Nicola Pende (1880-1970) and his "big lazy children". Parable of a clinical syndrome.

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    Dibattista, Liborio

    2014-01-01

    In the first half of the twentieth century, more than a million young Italians were found affected by a new disease: the Pende's hyperthymic syndrome. Nicola Pende was the renowned clinician who wrote the first great Italian treatise of endocrinology and who later founded the "sciences" of biotypology and orthogenesis. The paper tells the parable of the syndrome, the story of big lazy children and their fate in radiation therapy for the greater glory of Roman Italic race.

  20. A multi-decade time series of kelp forest community structure at San Nicolas Island, California

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    Lafferty, Kevin D.; Kenner, Michael C.; Estes, James A.; Tinker, M. Tim; Bodkin, James L.; Cowen, Robert K.; Harrold, Christopher; Novak, Mark; Rassweiler, Andrew; Reed, Daniel C.

    2013-01-01

    San Nicolas Island is surrounded by broad areas of shallow subtidal habitat, characterized by dynamic kelp forest communities that undergo dramatic and abrupt shifts in community composition. Although these reefs are fished, the physical isolation of the island means that they receive less impact from human activities than most reefs in Southern California, making San Nicolas an ideal place to evaluate alternative theories about the dynamics of these communities. Here we present monitoring data from seven sampling stations surrounding the island, including data on fish, invertebrate, and algal abundance. These data are unusual among subtidal monitoring data sets in that they combine relatively frequent sampling (twice per year) with an exceptionally long time series (since 1980). Other outstanding qualities of the data set are the high taxonomic resolution captured and the monitoring of permanent quadrats and swaths where the history of the community structure at specific locations has been recorded through time. Finally, the data span a period that includes two of the strongest ENSO events on record, a major shift in the Pacific decadal oscillation, and the reintroduction of sea otters to the island in 1987 after at least 150 years of absence. These events provide opportunities to evaluate the effects of bottom-up forcing, top-down control, and physical disturbance on shallow rocky reef communities.

  1. Magnetic stratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Piacenzian (Upper Pliocene) at Monte San Nicola (Sicily)

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    Channell, J.E.T.; Sprovieri, R.; Di Stefano, E.

    1985-01-01

    During the Neogene, the Mediterranean was a rather unique biogeographic province. For this reason, first and last occurrences of Neogene species recorded in the Mediterranean region may not be synchronous with those recorded in the open oceans. This has important implications as most of the Neogene stage boundaries are defined on the basis of Mediterranean type sections. The most direct way to determine the relative timing of Mediterranean and open ocean datums is through correlation with the polarity time scale. Such correlations are not available for the Mediterranean Pliocene. The Trubi pelagic limestones and Monte narbone marls which characterize the SicilianPliocene are not ideal for magnetic stratigraphy due to weak remnant intensities and an ubiquitous normal polarity overprint. However, at Monte San Nicola, a magnetic stratigraphy has been resolved by stepwise demagnetization in small temperature increments. The upper and lower bounds of the Gauss Epoch, and the Mammoth and Kaena polarity events can be correlated to well defined planktonic foraminiferal and calcareous nannofossil datums. Hence the synchronism of these datums between the Mediterranean and the open ocean can be tested. The most notable discrepancy is in the last occurrence of G. margaritae which occurs at the base of the Gauss in most open marine sections, but is found at the top of the Gilbert at Monte San Nicola.

  2. A rendezvous with the queen of ion channels: Three decades of ion channel research by David T Yue and his Calcium Signals Laboratory.

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    Dick, Ivy E; Limpitikul, Worawan B; Niu, Jacqueline; Banerjee, Rahul; Issa, John B; Ben-Johny, Manu; Adams, Paul J; Kang, Po Wei; Lee, Shin Rong; Sang, Lingjie; Yang, Wanjun; Babich, Jennifer; Zhang, Manning; Bazazzi, Hojjat; Yue, Nancy C; Tomaselli, Gordon F

    2016-01-01

    David T. Yue was a renowned biophysicist who dedicated his life to the study of Ca(2+) signaling in cells. In the wake of his passing, we are left not only with a feeling of great loss, but with a tremendous and impactful body of work contributed by a remarkable man. David's research spanned the spectrum from atomic structure to organ systems, with a quantitative rigor aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying biological function. Along the way he developed new tools and approaches, enabling not only his own research but that of his contemporaries and those who will come after him. While we cannot hope to replicate the eloquence and style we are accustomed to in David's writing, we nonetheless undertake a review of David's chosen field of study with a focus on many of his contributions to the calcium channel field.

  3. A rendezvous with the queen of ion channels: Three decades of ion channel research by David T Yue and his Calcium Signals Laboratory

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    Dick, Ivy E; Limpitikul, Worawan B; Niu, Jacqueline; Banerjee, Rahul; Issa, John B; Ben-Johny, Manu; Adams, Paul J; Kang, Po Wei; Lee, Shin Rong; Sang, Lingjie; Yang, Wanjun; Babich, Jennifer; Zhang, Manning; Bazazzi, Hojjat; Yue, Nancy C; Tomaselli, Gordon F

    2016-01-01

    David T. Yue was a renowned biophysicist who dedicated his life to the study of Ca2+ signaling in cells. In the wake of his passing, we are left not only with a feeling of great loss, but with a tremendous and impactful body of work contributed by a remarkable man. David's research spanned the spectrum from atomic structure to organ systems, with a quantitative rigor aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying biological function. Along the way he developed new tools and approaches, enabling not only his own research but that of his contemporaries and those who will come after him. While we cannot hope to replicate the eloquence and style we are accustomed to in David's writing, we nonetheless undertake a review of David's chosen field of study with a focus on many of his contributions to the calcium channel field. PMID:26176690

  4. Diurnal variation of marine stratocumulus over San Nicolas Island during July 1987

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    Blaskovic, Miriam; Davies, Roger; Snider, J. B.

    1991-01-01

    A study is presented of surface measurements made at San Nicolas Island during the intensive field observation marine stratocumulus phase of the First International Satellite Cloud Climatology Program Regional Experiment, July 1987, to retrieve the average diurnal variation of marine stratocumulus and associated surface variables. The diurnal behavior of the cloud base appears to be consistent with model-predicted uncoupling of the cloud layer and the subcloud layer as the turbulent flux of moisture is limited by solar heating close to the cloud base. Also, variation in surface air temperature is consistent with the limitation of the turbulent flux of heat between the two layers, screening the surface from the effect of longwave cooling from the cloud top.

  5. Dynamics and distribution of black abalone populations at San Nicolas Island

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    VanBlaricom, Glenn R.; Hochberg, F.G.

    1993-01-01

    Dense populations of black abalones (Haliotis cracherodii Leach) were monitored in permanent intertidal plots at nine sites on San Nicolas Island from 1981 through 1990. Densities were essentially constant at all four sites along the north shore of the island throughout the study period. Densities at five sites along the south shore were more variable, possibly reflecting asynchronous variation in recruitment, mortality resulting from wave disturbance, and removal by people. Temporal variation of abalone densities apparently was not influenced by sea otters or abalone withering syndrome during this study. Abalones were strongly aggregated in space. Highest densities occurred in areas of irregular substrata, apparently as a result of preference for crevices and vertical faces. The locations of dense patches were persistent in time.

  6. Annual and Spatial Variation of the Kelp Forest Fish Assemblage at San Nicolas Island, California

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    Cowen, R.J.; Bodkin, J.L.

    1993-01-01

    The kelp forest fishes of San Nicolas Island, California were studied from 1981-1986 to examine the causes of among-site and among-year variation in the fish assemblages. Fish counts and seven physical and biological variables were recorded at six sites around the island every spring and fall. Over the study period, a total of 45 fish species from 18 families were recorded, though members of nive families dominated at all sites. Among-site variation was considereable with two sites on the south side of the island having two to four times as many non-schooling fishes as the other four sites. Three variables, based on stepwise multiple regression techniques, were important predictors of site-specific fish abundance: 1) vertical relief; 2) sand cover and 3) understory algal cover. The total number of fishes varied interannually by a factor of three. Due to recruitment occuring each spring, there was a strong seasonal component to the variation in fish abundance. The extent of seasonal and interannual variaton of fish abundance is an indication of the variable nature of recruitment to this area. Over the 6 yr period, there were three distinct groupings of fish assemblages correspondong to pre- (Fall 1981 - Fall 1982), during spring (Spring 1983 - Spring 1984) and post El Nino (Fall 1984 - Fall 1986) sampling dates. During El Nino sampling period, there was considerable recruitment of southern affinity fish species, increasing both the abundance and diversity of the fish assemblages. Large-scale oceanographic processes, coupled with site-specific features of the reef habitat, produce a moderately diverse, though relatively abundant fish fauna at San Nicolas Island.

  7. Status of the Island Night Lizard and Two Non-Native Lizards on Outlying Landing Field San Nicolas Island, California

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    Fellers, Gary M.; Drost, Charles A.; Murphey, Thomas G.

    2008-01-01

    More than 900 individually marked island night lizards (Xantusia riversiana) were captured on San Nicolas Island, California, between 1984 and 2007 as part of an ongoing study to monitor the status of this threatened species. Our data suggest that at least a few lizards are probably more than 20 years old, and one lizard would be 31.5 years old if it grew at an average rate for the population. Ages of 20 and 30 years seem reasonable given the remarkably slow growth during capture intervals of more than a decade for five of the lizards which we estimated to be 20 or more years old. Like other lizards, island night lizard growth rates vary by size, with larger lizards growing more slowly. In general, growth rates were somewhat greater on San Nicolas Island (compared with Santa Barbara Island), and this increase was sustained through all of the intermediate size classes. The higher growth rate may account for the somewhat larger lizards present on San Nicolas Island, although we cannot discount the possibility that night lizards on San Nicolas are merely living longer. The high percentage of small lizards in the Eucalyptus habitat might seem to reflect a healthy population in that habitat, but the high proportion of small lizards appears to be caused by good reproduction in the 1900s and substantially poorer reproduction in subsequent years. The Eucalyptus habitat has dried quite a bit in recent years. Night lizards in the Haplopappus/Grassland habitat have shown an increase in the proportion of larger lizards since 2000. There has also been an increase in the proportion of large lizards in the Rock Cobble habitat at Redeye Beach. However, there are has been some change in habitat with more elephant seals occupying the same area just above the high tide as do the night lizards. Southern alligator lizards and side-blotched lizards are both non-native on San Nicolas Island. Neither lizard causes obvious harm to island night lizards, and management time and effort should

  8. Searching for remains of a observation platform (pavimentum) of Nicolas Copernicus's astronomical instruments

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    Lamparski, Piotr

    2014-05-01

    St. Stanislas's canonry in Frombork (northern Poland) was the last place of residence of the famous astronomer Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543). It is very probable that he conducted his astronomical observations from the garden using so-called pavimentum to arrange his instruments. Copernicus's pavimentum was a 2 by 1.5m pedestal, probably a floor based on a brick foundation with a rail. Ground penetrating radar examinations were carried out in the canonry's garden in January 2009 to obtain 3-D model of the 2 meter thick upper part of sediments and resulted in recognition of stratigraphy of the site and allowed to find some anomalies which are suspected to be a human origin. The analysis of historical sources enabled the researchers to limit the study area to a plot of land at the back of the St. Stanislaw's canonry building. As a result, the GPR probing was undertaken on the rectangular plot of ground of 43 m by 95 m, located to the south west of the canonry building. The searched object was a kind of a pavement, possibly made of bricks or stone and bricks, and the size from 1.5 m by 2 m, to 4 m by 4 m, or even 7 m by 3 m. During the field research the impulse GPR SIR SYSTEM-2000 GSSI™ was used. For the profiling a monostatic 400MHz central frequency antenna was used. The selected value of the dielectric constant was 15, which represents the velocity of 7.7 cm/ns of the electromagnetic wave propagation in the deposit. In practice this means that in the study area the vertical scale of the returning electromagnetic wave includes about 2.3 m (60 ns) of the deposit of diverse graining with a large content of humus and debris. The horizontal scale was measured in the real time with the use of the GSSI survey wheel. The construction of the three-dimensional block of the deposit was based on 95 vertical cross-sections at one-meter spaces and the SE-NW course. As a result, the 3-D model showed the horizontal extends of the geophysical anomalies. The GPR studies have

  9. [Pierre-François Nicolas (1743-1816), apothecary, physician, chemistry teacher on the eve of the French Revolution].

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    Labrude, Pierre

    2002-01-01

    Pierre-François Nicolas, was born in Saint-Mihiel in 1743, studied in this town and in St-Nicolas-de-Port near Nancy. At first he has been a military apothecary during the "Guerre de Sept-Ans". Then he studied pharmacy in Nancy and was received in 1768 at the "Maîtrise de pharmacie". With the physician Henri Michel du Tennatar, he created a teaching of chemistry for medicine students and became the professor of chemistry of the Faculty of Medicine in 1781. During these years, he published some research results about hydrology, distillery, biochemistry (phosphorus in bone), toxicology, dyeing... At the end of 1783, he succeeded in the realization of a balloon and he played an important part in Nancy during the French Revolution. Professor at the "Ecole de médecine" in Strasbourg for some weeks, then in Nancy at the "Ecole centrale" and at the "Société de santé", he left Nancy towards the mid-1798. Staying in Paris for two or three years he probably worked with Fourcroy and perhaps Chaptal and Berthollet. In the early years of the nineteenth century he was appointed professor in the "Ecole centrale" du Calvados" and some years after at the "Faculté des sciences" in Caen. His latest significant work with Gueudeville was devoted to the detection of sugar in the urine of diabetic patients. Retired in 1811 Pierre-François Nicolas died in Caen in 1816.

  10. The biological soil crusts of the San Nicolas Island: Enigmatic algae from a geographically isolated ecosystem

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    Flechtner, V.R.; Johansen, J.R.; Belnap, J.

    2008-01-01

    Composite soil samples from 7 sites on San Nicolas Island were evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively for the presence of cyanobacteria and eukaryotic microalgae. Combined data demonstrated a rich algal flora with 19 cyanobacterial and 19 eukaryotic microalgal genera being identified, for a total of 56 species. Nine new species were identified and described among the cyanobacteria and the eukaryotic microalgae that were isolated: Leibleinia edaphica, Aphanothece maritima, Chroococcidiopsis edaphica, Cyanosarcina atroveneta, Hassallia californica, Hassallia pseudoramosissima, Microchaete terrestre, Palmellopsis californiens, and Pseudotetracystis compactis. Distinct distributional patterns of algal taxa existed among sites on the island and among soil algal floras of western North America. Some algal taxa appeared to be widely distributed across many desert regions, including Microcoleus vaginatus, Nostoc punctiforme, Nostoc paludosum, and Tolypothrix distorta, Chlorella vulgaris, Diplosphaera cf. chodatii, Myrmecia astigmatica, Myrmecia biatorellae, Hantzschia amphioxys, and Luticola mutica. Some taxa share a distinctly southern distribution with soil algae from southern Arizona, southern California, and Baja California (e.g., Scenedesmus deserticola and Eustigmatos magnus). The data presented herein support the view that the cyanobacterial and microalgal floras of soil crusts possess significant biodiversity, much of it previously undescribed.

  11. Evidence of repeated wildfires prior to human occupation on San Nicolas Island, California

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    Pigati, Jeffrey S.; McGeehin, John P.; Skipp, Gary L.; Muhs, Daniel R.

    2014-01-01

    Understanding how early humans on the California Channel Islands might have changed local fire regimes requires a baseline knowledge of the frequency of natural wildfires on the islands prior to human occupation. A sedimentary sequence that was recently discovered in a small canyon on San Nicolas Island contains evidence of at least 24 burn events that date to between ~37 and 25 ka (thousands of calibrated 14C years before present), well before humans entered North America. The evidence includes abundant macroscopic charcoal, blackened sediments, and discrete packages of oxidized, reddish-brown sediments that are similar in appearance to sedimentary features called “fire areas” on Santa Rosa Island and elsewhere. Massive fine-grained sediments that contain the burn evidence are interpreted as sheetwash deposits and are interbedded with coarse-grained, clast-supported alluvial sediments and matrix supported sands, pebbles, and cobbles that represent localized debris flows. These sedimentary sequences suggest that the catchment area above our study site underwent multiple cycles of relative quiescence that were interrupted by fire and followed by slope instability and mass wasting events. Our 14C-based chronology dates these cycles to well before the arrival of humans on the Channel Islands and shows that natural wildfires occurred here, at a minimum, every 300–500 years prior to human occupation.

  12. Diet patterns of island foxes on San Nicolas Island relative to feral cat removal

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    Cypher, Brian L.; Kelly, Erica C.; Ferrara, Francesca J.; Drost, Charles A.; Westall, Tory L.; Hudgens, Brian

    2017-01-01

    Island foxes (Urocyon littoralis) are a species of conservation concern that occur on six of the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. We analysed island fox diet on San Nicolas Island during 2006–12 to assess the influence of the removal of feral cats (Felis catus) on the food use by foxes. Our objective was to determine whether fox diet patterns shifted in response to the cat removal conducted during 2009–10, thus indicating that cats were competing with foxes for food items. We also examined the influence of annual precipitation patterns and fox abundance on fox diet. On the basis of an analysis of 1975 fox scats, use of vertebrate prey – deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus), birds, and lizards – increased significantly during and after the complete removal of cats (n = 66) from the island. Deer mouse abundance increased markedly during and after cat removal and use of mice by foxes was significantly related to mouse abundance. The increase in mice and shift in item use by the foxes was consistent with a reduction in exploitative competition associated with the cat removal. However, fox abundance declined markedly coincident with the removal of cats and deer mouse abundance was negatively related to fox numbers. Also, annual precipitation increased markedly during and after cat removal and deer mouse abundance closely tracked precipitation. Thus, our results indicate that other confounding factors, particularly precipitation, may have had a greater influence on fox diet patterns.

  13. Increases in deep ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific west of San Nicolas Island, California.

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    McDonald, Mark A; Hildebrand, John A; Wiggins, Sean M

    2006-08-01

    Recent measurement at a previously studied location illustrates the magnitude of increases in ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific over the past four decades. Continuous measurements west of San Nicolas Island, California, over 138 days, spanning 2003-2004 are compared to measurements made during the 1960s at the same site. Ambient noise levels at 30-50 Hz were 10-12 dB higher (95% CI = 2.6 dB) in 2003-2004 than in 1964-1966, suggesting an average noise increase rate of 2.5-3 dB per decade. Above 50 Hz the noise level differences between recording periods gradually diminished to only 1-3 dB at 100-300 Hz. Above 300 Hz the 1964-1966 ambient noise levels were higher than in 2003-2004, owing to a diel component which was absent in the more recent data. Low frequency (10-50 Hz) ocean ambient noise levels are closely related to shipping vessel traffic. The number of commercial vessels plying the world's oceans approximately doubled between 1965 and 2003 and the gross tonnage quadrupled, with a corresponding increase in horsepower. Increases in commercial shipping are believed to account for the observed low-frequency ambient noise increase.

  14. Cloud and boundary layer structure over San Nicolas Island during FIRE

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    Albrecht, Bruce A.; Fairall, Christopher W.; Syrett, William J.; Schubert, Wayne H.; Snider, Jack B.

    1990-01-01

    The temporal evolution of the structure of the marine boundary layer and of the associated low-level clouds observed in the vicinity of the San Nicolas Island (SNI) is defined from data collected during the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Marine Stratocumulus Intense Field Observations (IFO) (July 1 to 19). Surface, radiosonde, and remote-sensing measurements are used for this analysis. Sounding from the Island and from the ship Point Sur, which was located approximately 100 km northwest of SNI, are used to define variations in the thermodynamic structure of the lower-troposphere on time scales of 12 hours and longer. Time-height sections of potential temperature and equivalent potential temperature clearly define large-scale variations in the height and the strength of the inversion and periods where the conditions for cloud-top entrainment instability (CTEI) are met. Well defined variations in the height and the strength of the inversion were associated with a Cataline Eddy that was present at various times during the experiment and with the passage of the remnants of a tropical cyclone on July 18. The large-scale variations in the mean thermodynamic structure at SNI correlate well with those observed from the Point Sur. Cloud characteristics are defined for 19 days of the experiment using data from a microwave radiometer, a cloud ceilometer, a sodar, and longwave and shortwave radiometers. The depth of the cloud layer is estimated by defining inversion heights from the sodar reflectivity and cloud-base heights from a laser ceilometer. The integrated liquid water obtained from NOAA's microwave radiometer is compared with the adiabatic liquid water content that is calculated by lifting a parcel adiabatically from cloud base. In addition, the cloud structure is characterized by the variability in cloud-base height and in the integrated liquid water.

  15. NRL tethered balloon measurements at San Nicolas Island during FIRE IFO 1987

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    Gerber, Hermann; Gathman, Stuart; James, Jeffrey; Smith, Mike; Consterdine, Ian; Brandeki, Scott

    1990-01-01

    An overview is given of the tethered balloon measurements made during the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) marine stratocumulus intensive field observations (IFO) at San Nicolas Island in 1987. The instrument utilized on the balloon flights, the 17 flights over a 10 day period, the state of the data analysis, and some preliminary results are described. A goal of the measurements with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) balloon was to give a unique and greatly improved look at the microphysics of the clear and cloud-topped boundary layer. For this goal, collocated measurements were made of turbulence, aerosol, cloud particles, and meteorology. Two new instruments which were expected to make significant contributions to this effort were the saturation hygrometer, capable of measuring 95 percent less than RH 105 percent (with an accuracy of 0.05 percent near 100 percent) and used for the first time in clouds; and the forward scatter meter which gives in situ LWC measurements at more than 10 Hz. The data set, while unfortunately only partially simultaneous with the bulk of the FIRE stratocumulus observations, is unique and worthwhile in its own right. For the first time accurate RH measurements near 100 percent have been made in-cloud; although, the use of the saturation hygrometer reflected a learning experience which will result is substantially better performance the next time. These measurements were made in conjunction with other microphysical measurements such as aerosol and cloud droplet spectra, and perhaps most important of all, they were all collocated with bivane turbulence measurements thus permitting flux calculations. Thus the analysis of this data set, which consisted of about 50 percent stratocumulus cases including increasing and decreasing partial cloud cover, should lead to new insights on the physical mechanisms which drive the boundary-layer/cloud/turbulence system.

  16. Plastic surgery in 17th century Europe. case study: Nicolae Milescu, the snub-nosed.

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    Dumbravă, Daniela; Luchian, Stefan

    2013-01-01

    The rising and the existence of plastic and aesthetic surgery in early modern Europe did not have a specific pattern, but was completely different from one nation to another. Colleges of Physicians could only be found in some places in Europe; different Parliaments of Europe's nations did not always elevate being a surgeon to the dignity of a profession, and being a surgeon did not always come with corporate and municipal privileges, or with attractive stipends. Conversely, corporal punishments for treacherous surgeons were ubiquitous. Rhinoplasty falls into the category of what Ambroise Paré named "facial plastic surgery". The technique is a medical source from which many histories derive, one more fascinating than the other: the history of those whose nose was cut off (because of state betrayal, adultery, abjuration, or duelling with swords), the history of those who invented the surgery of nose reconstruction (e.g. SuSruta-samhita or Tagliacozzi?), the history of surgeries kept secret in early modern Europe (e.g. Tropea, Calabria, Leiden, Padua, Paris, Berlin), and so on. Where does the history of Nicolae Milescu the Snub-nosed fall in all of this? How much of this history do the Moldavian Chronicles record? Is there any "scholarly gossip" in the aristocratic and diplomatic environments at Constantinople? What exactly do the British ambassadors learn concerning Rhinoplasty when they meet Milescu? How do we "walk" within these histories, and why should we be interested at all? What is their stike for modernity? Such are the interrogations that this article seeks to provoke; its purpose is to question (and eventually, synchronise) histories, and not exclusively history, both in academic terms but also by reassessing the practical knowledge of the 17th century.

  17. Mesoscale variability of free tropospheric humidity near San Nicolas Island during FIRE

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    White, A. B.; Fairall, C. W.; Thomson, D. W.

    1990-01-01

    Humidity variability at the top of the marine boundary layer (MBL) and in the free troposphere was examined using a variety of measurements taken on and around San Nicolas Island (SNI) during the FIRE IFO in July, 1987. Doppler wind profiler reflectivity recorded at two minute time resolution has provided the most continuous record and detail of small scale humidity fluctuations. Rawinsonde data were available from both an island site and the research vessel Point Sur. The information extractable from these sources is somewhat limited due to the frequency of launches (3 to 4/day at SNI and 6/day on the Point Sur). Some additional data were available from instrumented aircraft although scheduling flights in the neighborhood of the island was difficult due to restrictions on the air space. Other relevant data were collected at SNI near the radar and rawinsonde launch sites. A continuous record of cloud base altitude was logged by a ceilometer. Doppler acoustic sounder (sodar) reflectivity data provided a good record of inversion height. The sodar also monitored turbulent temperature fluctuations in the MBL. A small ground station recorded hourly averages of solar irradiance and downward longwave irradiance. The analysis in progress of the various data sets for two adjacent two day periods from 11 July to 14 July is described. The earlier period was chosen because the marine inversion was unusually high and there was increased frequency of rawinsonde launches at SNI. The later period was chosen because of the significant descent with time of an elevated inversion indicated by the radar data. Throughout the four day period, but especially in the first half, the turbulent humidity structure calculated from Doppler radar reflectivity shows excellent agreement with humidity profiles evaluated from rawinsonde data.

  18. Horizontal variability of the marine boundary layer structure upwind of San Nicolas Island during FIRE, 1987

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    Jensen, Douglas R.

    1990-01-01

    During the months of June and July 1987, the Marine Stratocumulus Intensive Field Observation Experiment of First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) was conducted in the Southern California offshore area in the vicinity of San Nicolas Island (SNI). The Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) airborne platform was utilized during FIRE to investigate the upwind low level horizontal variability of the marine boundary layer structure to determine the representativeness of SNI-based measurements to upwind open ocean conditions. The NOSC airborne meteorological platform made three flights during FIRE, two during clear sky conditions (19 and 23 July), and one during two stratus conditions (15 July). The boundary layer structure variations associated with the stratus clouds of 15 July 1987 are discussed. Profiles of air temperature (AT) and relative humidity (RH) taken 'at' and 'upwind' of SNI do show differences between the so-called open ocean conditions and those taken near the island. However, the observed difference cannot be uniquely identified to island effects, especially since the upwind fluctuations of AT and RH bound the SNI measurements. Total optical depths measures at SNI do not appear to be greatly affected by any surface based aerosol effects created by the island and could therefore realistically represent open ocean conditions. However, if one were to use the SNI aerosol measurements to predict ship to ship EO propagation conditions, significant errors could be introduced due to the increased number of surface aerosols observed near SNI which may not be, and were not, characteristic of open ocean conditions. Sea surface temperature measurements taken at the island will not, in general, represent those upwind open ocean conditions. Also, since CTT's varied appreciably along the upwind radials, measurements of CTT over the island may not be representative of actual open ocean CTT's.

  19. A reappraisal of Theroteinus (Haramiyida, Mammaliaformes) from the Upper Triassic of Saint-Nicolas-de-Port (France)

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    2016-01-01

    The earliest mammaliaforms are difficult to assess because the fossil record is poor and because their distinctive morphologies cannot be directly compared with more recent mammaliaforms. This is especially true for the haramiyid genus Theroteinus, only known in the Saint-Nicolas-de-Port locality (Rhaetian, France). This study presents a new definition of the type-species Theroteinus nikolai. A new species Theroteinus rosieriensis, sp. nov., is named and distinguished by the lingual shift of distal cusps, a larger size, and a stockier occlusal outline. Comparisons with Eleutherodon, Megaconus and Millsodon suggest that Theroteinus has potential close relatives among the Jurassic haramiyids. PMID:27781174

  20. Isotopic shift for defining habitat exploitation by the Antarctic limpet Nacella concinna from rocky coastal habitats (Marian Cove, King George Island)

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    Choy, Eun Jung; Park, Hyun; Kim, Jeong-Hoon; Ahn, In-Young; Kang, Chang-Keun

    2011-05-01

    δ 13C and δ 15N of the Antarctic limpet Nacella concinna tissues and their potential food sources were used to determine their dietary origins and their movements between diverse habitats of intertidal and subtidal rocky shores and tide pools of Marian Cove, King George Island, Antarctica in the austral summer. δ 13C and δ 15N of the organic matter sources of epilithic microalgae, macroalgae and suspended particulate organic matter (SPOM) were readily distinguishable to discern their relative contribution to the limpet diets, with the most depleted values being found in SPOM and the most enriched in macroalgae. The limpets exhibited a spatial trend in distribution due to their seasonal migration, with smaller individuals in the subtidal zone compared with larger ones on the intertidal sites. The limpet isotopes had relatively broad ranges of δ 13C and δ 15N (-26.6 to -12.8‰ and 2.6-7.1‰, respectively), suggesting a dietary shift between habitats as well as size classes. The stable isotope ratios for each habitat seem likely to reflect the differing availabilities of the three potential food sources. Isotope mixing model results indicate a spatial shift in dietary mixture between habitats as well as limpet size classes. Epilithic microalgae and phytoplankton made great contributions to the diet of the subtidal limpets. Together with epilithic microalgae, macroalgae were significant contributors to the intertidal limpets where macroalgae were abundant. A higher contribution of macroalgae to the limpet diets was found in the tide pools. In contrast, while phytoplankton was an important food source for the limpet spat, a great dietary dependence on epilithic microalgae was found in the small-size limpets from the lower intertidal zone. Our results suggest that limpet grazing can determine microalgal and/or macroalgal abundance and coverage on the Antarctic rocky-shore ecosystem, and trophic structure of benthic food web can change along environmental

  1. High mass and spatial resolution mass spectrometry imaging of Nicolas Poussin painting cross section by cluster TOF-SIMS.

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    Noun, Manale; Van Elslande, Elsa; Touboul, David; Glanville, Helen; Bucklow, Spike; Walter, Philippe; Brunelle, Alain

    2016-12-01

    Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) imaging using cluster primary ion beams is used for the identification of the pigments in the painting of Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well by Nicolas Poussin. The combination of the high mass resolution of the technique with a sub-micrometer spatial resolution offered by a delayed extraction of the secondary ions, together with the possibility to simultaneously identifying both minerals and organics, has proved to be the method of choice for the study of the stratigraphy of a paint cross section. The chemical compositions of small grains are shown with the help of a thorough processing of the data, with images of specific ions, mass spectra extracted from small regions of interest, and profiles drawn along the different painting layers. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  2. Analysis of tethered balloon, ceilometer and class sounding data taken on San Nicolas Island during the FIRE project

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    Schubert, Wayne H.; Ciesielski, Paul E.; Guinn, Thomas A.; Cox, Stephen K.; Mckee, Thomas B.

    1990-01-01

    During the FIRE Marine Stratocumulus Program on San Nicolas Island, Colorado State University (CSU) and the British Meteorological Office (BMO) operated separate instrument packages on the NASA tethered balloon. The CSU package contained instrumentation for the measurement of temperature, pressure, humidity, cloud droplet concentration, and long and short wave radiation. Eight research flights, performed between July 7 and July 14, are summarized. An analysis priority to the July 7, 8 and 11 flights was assigned for the purposes of comparing the CSU and BMO data. Results are presented. In addition, CSU operated a laser ceilometer for the determination of cloud base, and a CLASS radiosonde site which launched 69 sondes. Data from all of the above systems are being analyzed.

  3. Analysis of diurnal variation of SCu layer using 2 days of CLASS soundings on San Nicolas Island

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    Betts, Alan K.

    1990-01-01

    Sixty-nine soundings were taken at San Nicolas Island during the FIRE marine stratocumulus experiment. The archived thermodynamic data at 5mb vertical resolution were reduced to 25mb vertical resolution by averaging. Ceilometer data showed the time variation of cloud-base. A subset of 20 soundings taken during a 2 day period of light winds were analyzed. The soundings are grouped into 6 hr. averages (with 5 soundings in each category) to examine the diurnal variation of the thermodynamic structure. Consistent with the solar heating during the daytime, cloud-base rises during the daytime hours and the cloud layer thins. The subcloud layer also becomes more stable, suggesting some uncoupling of the cloud layer from the surface.

  4. [The chemical entries of Charles Gerhardt in Dictionnaire universel des Sciences, des Lettres et des Arts by Marie-Nicolas Bouillet].

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    Fournier, Josette

    2004-01-01

    Charles Gerhardt (1816-1856) is known as the founder of modern organic chemistry. He wrote the chemical entries of the dictionary managed by Marie-Nicolas Bouillet (1798-1864), who was a philosopher. This great deal of work was done between 1849 and 1853. It accounts for didactic and militant purposes of Gerhardt. The whole entries set up a true treatise of chemistry, and reflect the synthetic mind of their author.

  5. High mass and spatial resolution mass spectrometry imaging of Nicolas Poussin painting cross section by cluster TOF-SIMS.

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    Noun, M; Van Elslande, E; Touboul, D; Glanville, H; Bucklow, S; Walter, P; Brunelle, A

    2016-12-01

    The painting Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, which hangs in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, is possibly one of the last figure painting executed by Nicolas Poussin at the very end of his life and is usually dated to the early 1660s. In this perspective special feature, Philippe Walter, Alain Brunelle and colleagues give new insights on the artist's working methods by a careful stateof-the-art imaging ToF-SIMS study of one sample taken on the edge of the painting. This approach allowed for the identification of the pigments used in the painting, their nature and components and those of the ground and preparatory layers, with the identification of the binder(s) and possible other additions of organic materials such as glue. This study paves the way to a wider use of ToF-SIMS for the analysis of ancient cultural heritage artefacts. Dr. Walter is the Director of the Molecular and Structural Archeology Laboratory (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France). Dr. Brunelle is Head of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France). Their long standing collaboration has led to several seminal publications on the analysis of ancient artefacts by mass spectrometry. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  6. Magnetic susceptibility measurements as proxy method to monitor soil pollution: the case study of S. Nicola di Melfi.

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    D'Emilio, Mariagrazia; Caggiano, Rosa; Coppola, Rosa; Macchiato, Maria; Ragosta, Maria

    2010-10-01

    The development of in situ, cheep, noninvasive, and fast strategies for soil monitoring is a crucial task for environmental research. In this paper, we present the results of three field surveys carried out in an industrial area of Southern Italy: S. Nicola di Melfi. The monitoring procedure is based on soil magnetic susceptibility measurements carried out by means of experimental protocols that our research group developed during the last years. This field surveys is supported by both geological characterization of the area and analytical determinations of metal concentrations in soils. Magnetic studies were carried out not only in situ but also in laboratory. Results show that, taking into account the influence due to the geomorphologic difference, soil magnetic susceptibility is an optimal indicator of the anthropogenic impact. So, our monitoring strategy discloses that the combined use of magnetic susceptibility measurements and soil geomorphology information may be used as a useful tool for the temporal monitoring of pollution evolution and for a fast screening of polluted zones.

  7. The use of microgravity technique in archaeology: A case study from the St. Nicolas Church in Pukanec, Slovakia

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    Pánisová, Jaroslava; Pašteka, Roman

    2009-01-01

    The detection of subsurface cavities, such as crypts, cellars and tunnels, in churches and castles belongs to successful applications of the employment of surface gravity measurement techniques in archaeo-prospecting. The old historic building exploration requires using of non-invasive methods, and hence the microgravity technique is a proper candidate for this task. On a case study from the Roman-Catholic Church of St. Nicolas in the town Pukanec the results of using microgravity for detection and delineation of local density variations caused by a near-surface void are shown. The acquired negative anomaly in the residual Bouguer anomalies field suggested the presence of a possible void feature. Euler deconvolution and 3D modelling were used to estimate the depth and shape of the anomalous source. Additionally, measurements of the vertical gravity gradient on several stations were performed. We tested how the use of a downward continuation of gravity, utilizing the real vertical gravity gradient, influences the shape and amplitude of the final Bouguer anomaly map.

  8. From the Island of the Blue Dolphins: A unique 19th century cache feature from San Nicolas Island, California

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    Erlandson, Jon M.; Thomas-Barnett, Lisa; Vellanoweth, René L.; Schwartz, Steven J.; Muhs, Daniel R.

    2013-01-01

    A cache feature salvaged from an eroding sea cliff on San Nicolas Island produced two redwood boxes containing more than 200 artifacts of Nicoleño, Native Alaskan, and Euro-American origin. Outside the boxes were four asphaltum-coated baskets, abalone shells, a sandstone dish, and a hafted stone knife. The boxes, made from split redwood planks, contained a variety of artifacts and numerous unmodified bones and teeth from marine mammals, fish, birds, and large land mammals. Nicoleño-style artifacts include 11 knives with redwood handles and stone blades, stone projectile points, steatite ornaments and effigies, a carved stone pipe, abraders and burnishing stones, bird bone whistles, bone and shell pendants, abalone shell dishes, and two unusual barbed shell fishhooks. Artifacts of Native Alaskan style include four bone toggling harpoons, two unilaterally barbed bone harpoon heads, bone harpoon fore-shafts, a ground slate blade, and an adze blade. Objects of Euro-American origin or materials include a brass button, metal harpoon blades, and ten flaked glass bifaces. The contents of the cache feature, dating to the early-to-mid nineteenth century, provide an extraordinary window on a time of European expansion and global economic development that created unique cultural interactions and social transformations.

  9. The construction of the idea of the city in Early Modern Europe: Pérez de Herrera and Nicolas Delamare.

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    Fraile, Pedro

    2010-01-01

    With the economic and social changes in Europe at the end of the sixteenth century and the formation and consolidation of an urban network throughout the continent, questions such as poverty, sanitation, and hygiene began to pose acute problems in the cities of the age. A new school of thought, known in Spain as Ciencia de Policía and in the Mediterranean area as Policy Science, proposed solutions for these problems and tested them through practical interventions inside the urban setting. In this article the author compares the work of two thinkers: Cristóbal Pérez de Herrera, a Spaniard, and Nicolas Delamare, a Frenchman. Writing in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, Pérez de Herrera examined the organization of Madrid, the newly founded (though still not firmly established) capital of Spain. Delamare based his study on the Paris of the early eighteenth century. The author stresses the coincidences in some of the ideas of both thinkers and shows how their writings begin to embody a new idea of the city, many aspects of which have survived until the present day.

  10. [The Le Camus apothecary-grocers in Paris from the XVth to the XVIIth century. Nicolas IV Le Camus owned the Pavillon des Singes in the Rue Saint-Honoré, the residence of the Pocquelin family].

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    Warolin, Christian

    2011-02-01

    Five members of the Le Camus family of Paris were apothecary-grocers, a situation passed down from father to son from the end of the reign of Charles VII up to the reign of Louis XIV, in other words for nearly two centuries. Four of them were called Nicolas and the fifth Jehan. Nicolas I practised his trade in the Rue Saint-Antoine; Nicolas II and Jehan lived in the district of Les Halles, on the corner of the Rue Saint-Denis and the Rue de la Chanvrerie. Nicolas IV was a tenant in a house at the crossroads of the Rue Saint-Honoré and the Rue des Poulies, later absorbed by the opening of the Rue du Louvre. In 1638, Nicolas IV bought the house known as "Le Pavillon des Singes" on the corner of the Rue Saint-Honoré and the Rue des Vieilles Etuves (now the Rue Sauval), the home of the family of Jean Pocquelin, father of Jean-Baptiste, the future Molière. When Nicolas IV died, his goods were divided between his son François, lawyer in Parliament, and his daughter Anne who inherited the "Pavillon des Singes". In 1680, she sold it to an administrator of the Hôtel-Dieu. Nicolas IV Le Camus was the last Parisian apothecary of this dynasty and no other Le Camus practised pharmacy in Paris until the Royal Declaration of 25th April 1777 which created the College of Pharmacy and the Master of Pharmacy.

  11. The Seaplane Base Ivo Monti at S. Nicola Varano (fg): a Monument of Military Archeology, Between History and Protection

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    Mariano, F.; Saracco, M.; Petetta, L.

    2017-05-01

    Built in the years between 1915 and 1918, and located on the west bank of the "Varano" Lake, a bay running along the village of "Cagnano Varano", the "Ivo Monti" seaplane base was erected on a pre-existing medieval settlement which belonged to the Benedictine Monks from the town of "San Nicola Imbuti". During WWI, this seaplane base was turned, from a simple water airport, into a strategic military base for floatplanes. As a matter of fact, the large lagoon could be used as landing spot for the planes sent off to patrol the dalmatic coast, one of the historical regions of Croatia, then controlled by the Austrians. After WWI, after the seaplane became an outdated technology, the "Ivo Monti" base was progressively dismantled and then totally abandoned at the beginning of the 1950s. In 2014, considering the historical relevance of this site and the unmistakable architectural value of its elements, a research framework agreement was signed between the "DICEA" Department of Marche Polytechnic University and the city council of the town hosting the site, aimed at the development of shared scientific research projects revolving around the study, the valorisation, and the restoration of the military complex in question, which had been in a complete state of decay and neglect for too long. The still ongoing research project mentioned presents two main missions: the first is the historical reconstruction, the geometric mapping, and the robustness analysis of the ruins, by studying and faithfully representing the state of deterioration of the building materials and of the facilities; the second is the identification and the testing of potential architectural solutions for the conversion and the reuse of the site and of its facilities.

  12. Palaeomagnetic secular variation and rock-magnetic studies of Holocene sediments from a maar lake (Hoya de San Nicolas) in Central Mexico

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    Chaparro, Marcos A. E.; Böhnel, Harald N.; Byrne, Roger; Nowaczyk, Norbert R.; Molina-Garza, Roberto S.; Park, Jungjae; Negendank, Jörg F. W.

    2008-11-01

    Three up to 520-cm-long sediment cores from Hoya San Nicolas in Guanajuato, Mexico, were analysed for various magnetic properties in order to better define a palaeomagnetic secular curve for Central Mexico. The results-magnetic susceptibility, hysteresis cycles, anhysteretic and isothermal remanent magnetization-suggest that the remanent magnetization of the sediments is controlled by ferrimagnetic minerals (pseudo-single domain magnetite), which are suitable recorders of the geomagnetic field. The age-depth model indicates average deposition rates of 0.32 (interval 146-198 cm) and 0.45 mm yr-1 (interval 200-520 cm) and a basal age of about 11 600 calibrated years BP (cal. yr BP). We used magnetic susceptibility and natural remanent magnetization to correlate the three cores. A composite palaeomagnetic secular variation (SV) record was obtained from the cores with a stretching and stacking process, and a chronology established with accelerator mass spectrometer dates on microscopic charcoal and stratigraphic correlations with other well dated Holocene records from Mexico and Guatemala. The declination and inclination results show oscillatory behaviour varying in a narrow range, although a distinctive directional swing is evident between 9060 and 9810 cal. yr BP. The San Nicolas palaeomagnetic SV curve is similar to palaeomagnetic master curves from Europe and North America, in shape, occurrence and synchronicity of directional features, especially with respect to inclination.

  13. Sea-level history during the Last Interglacial complex on San Nicolas Island, California: implications for glacial isostatic adjustment processes, paleozoogeography and tectonics

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    Muhs, Daniel R.; Simmons, Kathleen R.; Schumann, R. Randall; Groves, Lindsey T.; Mitrovica, Jerry X.; Laurel, Deanna

    2012-01-01

    San Nicolas Island, California has one of the best records of fossiliferous Quaternary marine terraces in North America, with at least fourteen terraces rising to an elevation of ~270 m above present-day sea level. In our studies of the lowest terraces, we identified platforms at 38-36 m (terrace 2a), 33-28 m (terrace 2b), and 13-8 m (terrace 1). Uranium-series dating of solitary corals from these terraces yields three clusters of ages: ~120 ka on terrace 2a (marine isotope stage [MIS] 5.5), ~120 and ~100 ka on terrace 2b (MIS 5.5 and 5.3), and ~80 ka (MIS 5.1) on terrace 1. We conclude that corals on terrace 2b that date to ~120 ka were reworked from a formerly broader terrace 2a during the ~100 ka sea stand. Fossil faunas differ on the three terraces. Isolated fragments of terrace 2a have a fauna similar to that of modern waters surrounding San Nicolas Island. A mix of extralimital southern and extralimital northern species is found on terrace 2b, and extralimital northern species are on terrace 1. On terrace 2b, with its mixed faunas, extralimital southern species, indicating warmer than present waters, are interpreted to be from the ~120 ka high sea stand, reworked from terrace 2a. The extralimital northern species on terrace 2b, indicating cooler than present waters, are interpreted to be from the ~100 ka sea stand. The abundant extralimital northern species on terrace 1 indicate cooler than present waters at ~80 ka. Using the highest elevations of the ~120 ka platform of terrace 2a, and assuming a paleo-sea level of +6 m based on previous studies, San Nicolas Island has experienced late Quaternary uplift rates of ~0.25-0.27 m/ka. These uplift rates, along with shoreline angle elevations and ages of terrace 2b (~100 ka) and terrace 1 (~80 ka) yield relative (local) paleo-sea level elevations of +2 to +6 m for the ~100 ka sea stand and -11 to -12 m for the ~80 ka sea stand. These estimates are significantly higher than those reported for the ~100 ka and ~80 ka

  14. Sea-level history during the Last Interglacial complex on San Nicolas Island, California: implications for glacial isostatic adjustment processes, paleozoogeography and tectonics

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    Muhs, Daniel R.; Simmons, Kathleen R.; Schumann, R. Randall; Groves, Lindsey T.; Mitrovica, Jerry X.; Laurel, DeAnna

    2012-03-01

    San Nicolas Island, California has one of the best records of fossiliferous Quaternary marine terraces in North America, with at least fourteen terraces rising to an elevation of ˜270 m above present-day sea level. In our studies of the lowest terraces, we identified platforms at 38-36 m (terrace 2a), 33-28 m (terrace 2b), and 13-8 m (terrace 1). Uranium-series dating of solitary corals from these terraces yields three clusters of ages: ˜120 ka on terrace 2a (marine isotope stage [MIS] 5.5), ˜120 and ˜100 ka on terrace 2b (MIS 5.5 and 5.3), and ˜80 ka (MIS 5.1) on terrace 1. We conclude that corals on terrace 2b that date to ˜120 ka were reworked from a formerly broader terrace 2a during the ˜100 ka sea stand. Fossil faunas differ on the three terraces. Isolated fragments of terrace 2a have a fauna similar to that of modern waters surrounding San Nicolas Island. A mix of extralimital southern and extralimital northern species is found on terrace 2b, and extralimital northern species are on terrace 1. On terrace 2b, with its mixed faunas, extralimital southern species, indicating warmer than present waters, are interpreted to be from the ˜120 ka high sea stand, reworked from terrace 2a. The extralimital northern species on terrace 2b, indicating cooler than present waters, are interpreted to be from the ˜100 ka sea stand. The abundant extralimital northern species on terrace 1 indicate cooler than present waters at ˜80 ka. Using the highest elevations of the ˜120 ka platform of terrace 2a, and assuming a paleo-sea level of +6 m based on previous studies, San Nicolas Island has experienced late Quaternary uplift rates of ˜0.25-0.27 m/ka. These uplift rates, along with shoreline angle elevations and ages of terrace 2b (˜100 ka) and terrace 1 (˜80 ka) yield relative (local) paleo-sea level elevations of +2 to +6 m for the ˜100 ka sea stand and -11 to -12 m for the ˜80 ka sea stand. These estimates are significantly higher than those reported for the

  15. Joseph-Nicolas Delisle's relations with German astronomers and scientists when travelling to and from Russia (1725-26 and 1747)

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    Dumont, Simone

    Upon request by Peter-the-Great, the French astronomer Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688-1768) left Paris in November 1725. During his voyage, he wanted to visit German colleagues and to have the opportunity to examine their instruments. His objective since several years was to collect original data of observations. When being in Nuremberg and Berlin, he made a search concerning the observations performed by Eimmart and G. Kirch, later in Danzig, he succeeded to buy Hevelius's manuscripts. After staying in Russia for 22 years, where he was the founder of the Petersburg Observatory, Delisle came back to France in the year 1747. During his return trip (two and a half months) he visited libraries in Prussia showing interest to their manuscripts and to some curiosities. Then in the surroundings of Wittenberg, he visited count von Löser's collection of instruments. In Berlin, he met the Feldmarschall von Schmettau and Grischow; but the previously seen colleagues were dead. During all these years, Delisle had enlarged the circle of his acquaintances, which has been very useful to launch the ``avertissements'' to recommend observations of some peculiar astronomical phenomena. The expeditions in 1761 for the transit of Venus owe a lot to him.

  16. Geochemical, petrographic and physical characterizations and associated alterations of the volcanic rocks of the Romanesque San Nicola Church (Ottana, central Sardinia, Italy)

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    Columbu, Stefano; Palomba, Marcella; Sitzia, Fabio

    2015-04-01

    In this research, the volcanic rocks belonging to the Sardinia Oligo-Miocene volcanic cycle (32 - 11 Ma) and building up the structure of the San Nicola church, one of the most representative churches of the Romanesque architecture, were studied. These stones were widely used in medieval architecture for the excellent workability, but they present some disadvantages, since they are greatly affected by alteration phenomena. The main objectives of this research are i) to focus the mineral, chemical and petrographic compositions of the San Nicola stones, ii) the chemical and physical alteration processes affecting these materials, and iii) to establish the exactly provenance of the volcanic rocks. Furthermore, a comparative study between the rocks from the ancient quarries and those forming the structure of the church was performed. In the ancient quarries, where presumably a more advanced alteration occurs due to the vertical alteration gradient, different facies of the same volcanic lithology, characterized by macroscopical evidences of chemical-physical degradation degree, were sampled. Petrographic, geochemical (both major elements that the traces) and physical-mechanical features of the collected samples were determined to highlight the compositional differences (density, porosity, water-absorption kinetics, mechanical resistance) as a function of the different alteration degree. Moreover, chemical-mineralogical analysis of the sample surfaces from the church, was performed, to highlight possible presence and nature of secondary newly-formed phases (e.g., salt efflorescence). Several methodologies were applied to carry out physical-chemical and petrographic analysis: X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) and Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), X-Ray Diffractometry (XRD) for chemical and mineral composition; Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) for textures, mineral assemblages and microstructures studies; He-picnometry, water-absorption and mechanical

  17. 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.

  18. A crowd of pedestrian dynamics - The perspective of physics. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Miguel, António F.

    2016-09-01

    Walking is the most basic form of transportation. A good understanding of pedestrian's dynamics is essential in meeting the mobility and accessibility needs of people by providing a safe and quick walking flow [1]. Advances in the dynamics of pedestrians in crowds are of great theoretical and practical interest, as they lead to new insights regarding the planning of pedestrian facilities, crowd management, or evacuation analysis. Nicola Bellomo's et al. article [2] is a very timely review of the related research on modelling approaches, computational simulations, decision-making and crisis response. It also includes an attempt to accurately define commonly used terms, as well as a critical analysis of crowd dynamics and safety problems. As noted by the authors, ;models and simulations offer a virtual representation of real dynamics; that are essential to understand and predict the ;behavioural dynamics of crowds; [2]. As a physicist, I would like to put forward some additional theoretical and practical contributions that could be interesting to explore, regarding the perspective of physics on about human crowd dynamics (panic as a specific form of behaviour excluded).

  19. San Nicolas Island Barge Landing Site Survey.

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    1978-11-01

    Marine Terraces. Pleistocene Erosion o’ Arroyos (Glacial) 500,000 to 2.000,000 Pliocene Cenozoic 13.000,000 Miocene - Island Uplift 25,000,000...The diver route was from a point 100 yards offshore in towards the beach. "The divers swam into and over a reef about 50 yards off the beach with a...2-ft cover of water; it would be uncovered at LLW. Shoaling effect of waves make it evident. Bearing of the reef was on course 2100 to the shack on

  20. The mathematical biophysics of Nicolas Rashevsky.

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    Cull, Paul

    2007-04-01

    N. Rashevsky (1899-1972) was one of the pioneers in the application of mathematics to biology. With the slogan: mathematical biophysics : biology :: mathematical physics ; physics, he proposed the creation of a quantitative theoretical biology. Here, we will give a brief biography, and consider Rashevsky's contributions to mathematical biology including neural nets and relational biology. We conclude that Rashevsky was an important figure in the introduction of quantitative models and methods into biology.

  1. Delisle, Joseph-Nicolas (fl. eighteenth century)

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    French astronomer, member of the Académie, hired CHARLES MESSIER as a draftsman, and as a recorder of astronomical observations. Visited ISAAC NEWTON in London in 1724. Calculated the return path for HALLEY's Comet in 1758-9 and published a map which guided the recovery search, showing the predicted path of return calculated at 10 day intervals. Messier, as his observing assistant, was set to obs...

  2. The treatises of Jean Nicolas Louis Durand

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    Vanzeijl, Gerard A. C.

    The treatises of Durand on architecture were studied in order to set them in a wider context. An attempt was made to demystify the negative image of Durand by presenting an honest judgement and a new interpretation. Many paradoxical statements were discovered, and discussed in the light of modern architecture. Seen from the topical architecture debate, a new image appeared, making Durand's theory transparent by the confrontation with those of some philosophers and architects today.

  3. Nicolae Donici- intre admiratie si dispret

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    Stavinschi, Magda

    2013-12-01

    Nicholas Donici belonged to an illustrious family of Moldavian boyars. He devoted his entire life to astronomy, cofounded the International Astronomical Union and was one of the most avid observers of the Sun and of its eclipses. He was born on the 1st/13th September 1874 at Petricani near Chisinau. We have, however, no evidence of the date and place of his death: very likely it happened around 1956, somewhere in southern France. His life took him from St. Petersburg to Odessa, from there to his private observatory on the right bank of the Dniestr, then to Bucharest; he eventually left Romania in 1944 and worked for a while at the Observatory of Paris. I had the rare chance to get to know the last person who hosted him in Romania, another distinguished representative of the family, Mrs. Zoe Donici, who provided unvaluable information about her famous relative. We intend to look back at his unusual life story, entirely devoted to science, which represents a great contribution to the Romanian and universal culture, as witnessed by his work which is preserved in the most important libraries of the world. Nicholas Donici, International Astronomi

  4. [Nicolas Lémery, salvation of bibliophiles].

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    Lafont, Olivier

    2009-10-01

    Very few science books circulated amongst the European scientists, with so efficiency as Lemery's. His Course of Chemistry has been published 18 times in French and has been translated in Latin, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Deutch. His Treaty or Dictionnary of Drugs has been published 14 times in French and translated in foreign languages. His Universal Pharmacopeia has not been published less than 17 times in French and has also been translated in foreign languages. The longevity of these books was quite unusual, because, for exemple, his Dictionnary, first published in 1698, was published again in 1807!

  5. Status of translocated sea otters at San Nicolas Island, California

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    Rathbun, Galen B.; Hatfield, Brian B.; Murphey, Thomas G.

    2000-01-01

    In the 1970s about 1,650 southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) were restricted to the central California coast (Riedman and Estes, 1990), and a high volume of oil was being shipped through the region. Because of the vulnerability of sea otters to contamination from oil (Costa and Kooyman, 1982; Williams and Davis, 1995) that would likely spread wide- ly along the shore after a large spill (Van- Blaricom and Jameson, 1982), the subspecies was listed as threatened in 1977 under the United States Endangered Species Act.

  6. Nicolas-Louis de La Caille: Astronomer and Geodesist

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    Glass, I. S.

    La Caille was one of the observational astronomers and geodesists who followed Newton in developing ideas about celestial mechanics and the shape of the earth. He provided data to the great 18th-century mathematicians involved in understanding the complex gravitational effects that the heavenly bodies have on one another. Observing from the Cape of Good Hope, he made the first ever telescopic sky survey and gave many of the southern constellations their present-day names. He measured the paths of the planets and determined their distances by trigonometry. In addition, he made a controversial measurement of the radius of the earth that seemed to prove it was pear-shaped. On a practical level, La Caille developed the method of `Lunars' for determining longitudes at sea. He mapped the Cape. As an influential teacher he propagated Newton's theory of universal gravitation at a time when it was only beginning to be accepted on the European continent. This book gives the most comprehensive overview so far available of La Caille's life and work, showing how he interacted with his often difficult colleagues. It places special emphasis on his life at, and his observations and comments on, the Cape of Good Hope, where he spent the years 1751-53.

  7. Conversations with American Composers: Ev Grimes Interviews Nicolas Slonimsky.

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    Grimes, Ev

    1986-01-01

    Born in Russia in 1894, Nicholas Slonimsky founded the Chamber Orchestra of Boston and was the editor of the latest three editions of Baker's "Biographical Dictionary of Music." In this interview he talks about his life in music and his love of teaching music. (RM)

  8. From Marianism to terrorism: the many faces of violence against women in Latin America.

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    Rondon, M B

    2003-08-01

    Violence against women is widespread and highly tolerated in Latin America. In this paper, I will argue that this is because violence stems from deep cultural roots and because women are brought up in a patriarchal familial organization which promotes passivity and dependence. Traditional religious culture, which poses the Virgin Mary figure as role model, is ambivalent and distorted, repressing sex while overvaluing motherhood and self denial and demeaning women who do not conform to the established stereotypes. Patriarchal violence has serious emotional consequences for women. The stressful violent circumstances in women's lives lead to increased drug abuse that further exposes them to police and institutional violence. Political instability and civil wars in South America have caused many deaths, and have left many women with traumatic sequelae. Efforts at improving quality of life and diminishing violent conditions for women and girls in Latin America should include consideration of local cultural, political and economic peculiarities.

  9. Jean Marian Purdy remembered - the hidden life of an IVF pioneer.

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    Gosden, Roger

    2017-09-07

    Jean Purdy is almost forgotten as one of the British trio that introduced clinical IVF to the world. An unlikely pioneer, she qualified as a nurse but through indefatigable effort and unstinting loyalty to a programme that faced vitriolic opposition she became the clinical embryologist for the first IVF baby. In 1980, she helped to launch fertility services as the 'Technical Director' of Bourn Hall Clinic, near Cambridge. Although Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe generously credited her role in research and clinical care, a premature death in 1985 at age 39 robbed her of the reward of witnessing the blossoming of assisted reproductive technologies for patients around the world. This commentary seeks to recognize her contribution and bring her name to the attention of professionals in reproductive medicine and the patients they care for.

  10. Arsenic and Old Mustard: Chemical Problems of Old Arsenical and 'Mustard' Munitions (Joseph F. Bunnett and Marian Mikotajczyk, Eds.)

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    Garrett, Benjamin

    1999-10-01

    What do Knute Rockne, Notre Dame's famed football coach, and Lewisite, a chemical warfare agent dubbed "the dew of death", have in common? Both owe their discovery to Father Julius Arthur Nieuwland.1 Rockne's legacy lives on in the Fighting Irish and their tradition of excellence on the gridiron. Lewisite, together with other arsenical- and mustard-type chemical warfare agents, provide a legacy that lives on, too, but with less cheerful consequences. The book Arsenic and Old Mustard: Chemical Problems of Old Arsenical and 'Mustard' Munitions makes clear the challenges faced in dealing with those consequences. This book documents the proceedings of a workshop devoted to arsenical- and mustard-type chemical warfare agents and their associated munitions. The workshop, held in Poland in 1996, included nine lectures, eight posters, and three discussion groups; and the contents of all these are presented. Major support for the workshop came from the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO as part of on ongoing series of meetings, cooperative research projects, and related efforts dealing with problems leftover from the Cold War and, in the case of the arsenicals and mustards, from conflicts dating to World War I. These problems can be seen in contemporary accounts, including a January 1999 news report that the U.S. Department of Defense intends to survey Washington, DC, areas near both American University and the Catholic University of America (CUA), site of the original synthesis of Lewisite, for chemical warfare agents and other materials disposed at the end of World War I.2 The first nine chapters of the book present the workshop's lectures. Of these, readers interested in chemical weapon destruction might find especially useful the first chapter, in which Ron Mansley of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons presents a scholarly overview covering historical aspects of the arsenicals and mustards; their production and use; prospective destruction technologies; and international obligations attendant to the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force in 1997. Hermann Martens's presentation of German arsenical and mustard munitions and of technical approaches to their destruction is similarly detailed, thorough, and engaging. W. R. Cullen's chapter "Arsenic in the Environment" and Shigeru Maeda's chapter "Biotransformation of Arsenic in Freshwater Organisms" help place the problems associated with the arsenicals in their environmental context and, hence, should appeal to a large audiencenot merely those specialists dealing with chemical weapon destruction. The reports of the three discussion groupsYperite,3 Arsenicals, and Recovered Munitionsprovide useful summaries of current knowledge and needs for additional research. The Arsenicals report observes that "destruction of arsenical agents appears to have received little attention." This situation may change if searches in Washington, DC, should uncover caches of old arsenicals at CUA and, especially, when the governments of the People's Republic of China and Japan agree on funding for destruction of the chemical munitions Japan caused to be abandoned on what is now the territory of the PRC. A conservative estimate is that there are 2,000,000 of these abandoned munitions, most of them being arsenicals and mustards.4 Notes and References 1. Nieuwland (1878-1936) hired Rockne in 1914 as a chemistry instructor. According to Father Nieuwland, Rockne owed much of his prowess as one of the greatest coaches of all time to his training in chemistry, which taught him the method of reasoning (Ind. Eng. Chem. New Ed., April 20, 1931). W. Lee Lewis, Lewisite's eponym, credits Nieuwland's unpublished dissertation as the source for his 1918 synthesis (Lewis, W. L.; Perkins, G. A. The beta-Chlorovinyl Chloroarsines; Ind. Eng. Chem. 1923, 15, 290-295). Lewisite itself is actually the group of mono-, di-, and tri-substituted 2-chloroethenyl derivatives of arsenic(III) chloride. 2. Vogel, S. Search to Resume near AU for WWI Chemicals; Washington Post, January 24, 1999, page C01. 3. Yperite is a trivial name for sulfur mustard or bis(2-chloroethyl) sulfide. The name honors Ypres, Belgium, where the Germans first used sulfur mustard as a chemical weapon on July 12, 1917. 4. Zhao, L. Two Scenes of Poisonous Shells Left Over by Japan in Dunhua, Jilin Province; presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Sino-Japan relations over the past 100 years, Changchun, PRC, September 23-29, 1998.

  11. Biographies of Romanian Physicists. Vol. 1. Outstanding Romanian Physicists

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    Ionescu-Pallas, Nicolae

    1998-01-01

    Biographies and the most important works of the following physiscists are written: Bacaloglu Emanuel (1830-1891), Farkas Gyula (1847-1930), Hepites Stefan (1851-1922), Negreanu Dimitrie (1858-1908), Bungeteanu Dimitrie (1860-1932), Miculescu Constantin (1863-1937), Hurmuzescu Dragomir (1865-1954), Donici Nicolae (1874-1956), Maior Augustin (1882-1963), Oteteleseanu Enric (1885 - 1948), Demetrescu Gheorghe (1885 - 19690, Badarau Eugen (1997-1975), Procopiu Stefan (1890-1972), Athanasiu Gheorghe (1893-1972), Marian Victor (1896-1971), Huluibei Horia (1896-1972), Proca Alexandru (1897-1955), Vencov Stefan (1899-1955), Ionescu Theodor (1899-1988), Ionescu Aurel (1902-1954), Manu Gheorghe I. (1903-1954), Herovanu Mircea (1904-1960), Agarbiceanu Ion (1907 - 1971), Titeica Serban (1908-1985), Auslander Iosif (1911-1978), Ciorascu Florin (1914-1977).

  12. Chemical characterisation, plant remain analysis and radiocarbon dating of the Venetian "Manna di San Nicola".

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    Tapparo, Andrea; Di Marco, Valerio B; Bombi, G Giorgio; Paganelli, Arturo

    2002-03-01

    A sample of oil coming from the case containing the relics of St. Nicholas the Great, preserved in the church of "San Nicolò al Lido" (Venice, Italy), has been characterised by the determination of its chemical composition, its age (radiocarbon dating) and the presence of particles of biological origin. Experimental results show that the sample is a vegetal oil, with a fatty acids composition modified by natural oxidation processes, containing pollen grains of plants from Northern Italy, and dating around 1300 A.D. These results together with an historical and artistic evaluation of the ceramic jar containing the oil, allow us to hypothesise that the jar was introduced into the case after the arrival of the relics in Venice (1100 A.D.) during one of the official inquisitions prior to that documented in 1399 A.D.

  13. Cosmic Rays in the "Urusvati" Institute from Archives of Nicolas Roerich Centre-Museum (Moscow)

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    Miroshnichenko, L. I.; Sidorov, V. I.

    2013-02-01

    The history of cosmic ray study by means of ground-based methods in the 1930s contains some gaps. The press barely covered the study of cosmic rays at the "Urusvati» Himalayan Research Institute that functioned in the Indian Himalayas in 1928-1939. Archival materials of the "Urusvati" Institute now stored at the International Centre-Museum named after N.K. Roerich (Moscow), give evidence to the active participation of the Institute staff in the study of cosmic rays. By the initiative of A.H. Compton, in 1932 several expeditions on the studies of cosmic rays were organized in different parts of the world. One of these expeditions passed through the Himalayas in the region of the South-Eastern Ladakh. The report on this highland expedition which took place at the altitude of 19,500 feet above the sea level was published by J.M. Benade in the "Urusvati Journal" (was issued during 1931-1933). Cooperation between George Roerich, the Institute Director, and Prof. J.M. Benade in expedition to Ladakh has been documented.

  14. The Xth Nicola Cabibbo International Conference on Heavy Quarks and Leptons

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    Benussi, Luigi; Bianco, Stefano; Piccolo, Davide; Rebuzzi, Daniela

    The Xth International Conference on Heavy Quarks and Leptons (Frascati, 11-15 October, 2010), continues the tradition of regular scientific meetings, first started in 1993 at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati in Rome, Italy, under the name "Heavy Quarks at Fixed Target". In 2002 the scope was widened to include leptons with the workshop renamed to what is known as today. This workshop is dedicated to the study of the heavy quarks, namely charm, bottom and top, with obvious extensions to interesting topics involving the strange quark. Neutrino oscillation studies and new insights in mu and tau lepton phenomenology are also included. Topics are: Rare Decays, CP Violation, CKM and form factors, Lepton Flavor Violation, New experiments in Heavy Quarks, Neutrinos, Top and Tau Physics

  15. 2010 Nicolas Andry Award: Multipotent adult stem cells from adipose tissue for musculoskeletal tissue engineering.

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    Guilak, Farshid; Estes, Bradley T; Diekman, Brian O; Moutos, Franklin T; Gimble, Jeffrey M

    2010-09-01

    Cell-based therapies such as tissue engineering provide promising therapeutic possibilities to enhance the repair or regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues but are dependent on the availability and controlled manipulation of appropriate cell sources. The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that adult subcutaneous fat contains stem cells with multilineage potential and to determine the influence of specific soluble mediators and biomaterial scaffolds on their differentiation into musculoskeletal phenotypes. We reviewed recent studies showing the stem-like characteristics and multipotency of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs), and their potential application in cell-based therapies in orthopaedics. Under controlled conditions, ASCs show phenotypic characteristics of various cell types, including chondrocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes, neuronal cells, or muscle cells. In particular, the chondrogenic differentiation of ASCs can be induced by low oxygen tension, growth factors such as bone morphogenetic protein-6 (BMP-6), or biomaterial scaffolds consisting of native tissue matrices derived from cartilage. Finally, focus is given to the development of a functional biomaterial scaffold that can provide ASC-based constructs with mechanical properties similar to native cartilage. Adipose tissue contains an abundant source of multipotent progenitor cells. These cells show cell surface marker profiles and differentiation characteristics that are similar to but distinct from other adult stem cells, such as bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The availability of an easily accessible and reproducible cell source may greatly facilitate the development of new cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine applications in the musculoskeletal system.

  16. Intercomparisons of GOES-derived cloud parameters and surface observations over San Nicolas Island

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    Minnis, Patrick; Fairall, C. W.; Young, David F.

    1990-01-01

    The spatial sampling limitations of surface measurement systems necessitate the use of satellite data for the investigation of large-scale cloud processes. Understanding the information contained in the satellite-observed radiances, however, requires a connection between the remotely sensed cloud properties and those more directly observed within the troposphere. Surface measurements taken during the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Marine Stratocumulus Intensive Field Observations (IFO) are compared here to cloud properties determined from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data in order to determine how well the island measurements represent larger areas and to verify some of the satellite-measured parameters.

  17. Tethered Balloon Measurements at San Nicolas Island (October 1984): Instrumentation, Data Summary, Preliminary Data Interpretation.

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    1986-07-16

    FUNDING /SPONSORING 8b. OFFICE SYMBOL 9. PROCUREMENT INSTRUMENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . Sc. ADDRESS (Ciy. Stae and ZIP Co*) 10 , SOURCE OF FUNDING...H-ermann 13a. TYPE OF REPORT 13b. TIME COVERED 14. DATE OF REPORT (Year, Mtonth Day) S.PAGE COUNT Intcrim FROM 84/ 10 /18 To 84/ 10 /29 1986 July 16 F 8 1...9 3.2 Tables and Plots................................................................................ 10 3.3

  18. The 2017 ABJS Nicolas Andry Award: Advancing Personalized Medicine for Clubfoot Through Translational Research.

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    Dobbs, Matthew B; Gurnett, Christina A

    2017-06-01

    Clubfoot is one of the most common pediatric orthopaedic disorders. While the Ponseti method has revolutionized clubfoot treatment, it is not effective for all patients. When the Ponseti method does not correct the foot, patients are at risk for lifelong disability and may require more-extensive surgery. (1) What genetic and morphologic abnormalities contribute to the development of clubfoot? (2) How can this information be used to devise personalized treatment paradigms for patients with clubfoot? Human gene sequencing, molecular genetic engineering of mouse models of clubfoot, MRI of clubfoot, and development of new treatment methods all have been used by our group to understand the biological basis and improve therapy for this group of disorders. We gained new insight into clubfoot pathogenesis from our discovery that mutations in the PITX1-TBX4-HOXC transcriptional pathway cause familial clubfoot and vertical talus in a small number of families, with the unique lower limb expression of these genes providing an explanation for the lack of upper extremity involvement in these disorders. MRI studies revealed corresponding morphologic abnormalities, including hypomorphic muscle, bone, and vasculature, that are not only associated with these gene mutations, but also are biomarkers for treatment-resistant clubfoot. Based on an understanding of the underlying biology, we improved treatment methods for neglected and syndromic clubfoot, developed new treatment for congenital vertical talus based on the principles of the Ponseti method, and designed a new dynamic clubfoot brace to improve strength and compliance.

  19. [Research on TCM periodical Tong su yi shi yue kan (Popular Medical Monthly), a magazinepublished in Peking in the Republican period].

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    Chen, Ting; Hu, Chengxiang

    2015-05-01

    The Popular Medical Monthly, a periodical inaugurated by the Aiyou Society in October, 1919, was the earliest TCM periodical published in Peking, the goal of which was to spread common medical knowledgeand hygienic ideas. It included discussion, translation, investigation, random talk, record, and corresponding, featuring popularizing medical and hygienic conception to the populace, upgrading people's knowledge on seasonal epidemic disases, etc.

  20. From Thunder Rose to when Marian Sang . . . Behold the Power of African American Female Characters! Reading to Encourage Self-Worth, Inform/Inspire, and Bring Pleasure

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    Brinson, Sabrina A.

    2009-01-01

    Stories are important teaching tools. To ensure that young children are informed and experience more than a handful of African American women and girls' stories and authors, this article showcases notable and little-known accomplishments of exceptional women, real and imaginary. Brinson offers an annotated list of children's literature, fiction…

  1. [Opinion by Professor J. Olbrycht and Dr Marian Kusiak after examination of the skull of St. Stanislaus --a criminalistic and forensic interpretation].

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    Baran, Erazm

    2010-01-01

    In June 1963 the Bishop of Cracow Karol Wojtyla approached Professor Jan Olbrycht (Chair of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Cracow Medical Academy) with the request to examine the reliquary and skull of St. Stanislaus. The examination was carried out by J. Olbrycht and M. Kusiak and the results published. Included in this article are the interpretations of these opinions by a criminologist and two forensic physicians. One of the forensic physicians (Z. Marek) acknowledged that there was a case of unauthorized misinterpretation of Professor Olbrycht's statement.

  2. From Thunder Rose to when Marian Sang . . . Behold the Power of African American Female Characters! Reading to Encourage Self-Worth, Inform/Inspire, and Bring Pleasure

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    Brinson, Sabrina A.

    2009-01-01

    Stories are important teaching tools. To ensure that young children are informed and experience more than a handful of African American women and girls' stories and authors, this article showcases notable and little-known accomplishments of exceptional women, real and imaginary. Brinson offers an annotated list of children's literature, fiction…

  3. Report and Analysis of the May 1979 Marine Surface Layer Micrometeorological Experiment at San Nicolas Island, California.

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    1981-12-31

    stability error analysis Electro- optical meteorology 20. ABSTRACT (Continu~e an reverse olde li nececeaty .. d ldowllr by blocknumb.,) One hundred thirty-six...lDownward Humidity Fluxes Over the Ocean .............................................................. 84 27. Hlorimontal Homogeneity and the Optical ...regime, in which the influence optical and infrared transmission, not only marine atmosphere interacts only with the ocean; and must the ambient

  4. Tidal and Lunar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area during 1980.

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    1979-12-19

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  5. The Data Base for the May 1979 Marine Surface Layer Micrometeorological Experiment at San Nicolas Island, California.

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    1982-05-07

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  6. Tidal and Lunar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area during 1985.

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    1984-12-31

    1 Code 7322 (Weather Office 5 Ventura, CA 93003 Code 7:330 (i. R. Valencia) 2 lawaiian Area, Barking Sands Hubbs- Sea World Research Institute Kekaha...Varon), Sheriff’s Department/Emergency Services (P. Salt) Hubbs- Sea World Research Institute (Mr. Brent Stewart) -. ,...’ :::’. ,.. "*.. ... ’- . I. b 6*~~. * .. .-...- **..-..’ **.*.*.*.*.*.*’%.*.*.*.*. FILMED 4-85 p DTIC

  7. The 2011 ABJS Nicolas Andry Award: 'Lab'-in-a-knee: in vivo knee forces, kinematics, and contact analysis.

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    D'Lima, Darryl D; Patil, Shantanu; Steklov, Nicolai; Colwell, Clifford W

    2011-10-01

    Tibiofemoral forces are important in the design and clinical outcomes of TKA. We developed a tibial tray with force transducers and a telemetry system to directly measure tibiofemoral compressive forces in vivo. Knee forces and kinematics traditionally have been measured under laboratory conditions. Although this approach is useful for quantitative measurements and experimental studies, the extrapolation of results to clinical conditions may not always be valid. We therefore developed wearable monitoring equipment and computer algorithms for classifying and identifying unsupervised activities outside the laboratory. Tibial forces were measured for activities of daily living, athletic and recreational activities, and with orthotics and braces, during 4 years postoperatively. Additional measurements included video motion analysis, EMG, fluoroscopic kinematic analysis, and ground reaction force measurement. In vivo measurements were used to evaluate computer models of the knee. Finite element models were used for contact analysis and for computing knee kinematics from measured knee forces. A third-generation system was developed for continuous monitoring of knee forces and kinematics outside the laboratory using a wearable data acquisition hardware. By using measured knee forces and knee flexion angle, we were able to compute femorotibial AP translation (-12 to +4 mm), mediolateral translation (-1 to 1.5 mm), axial rotation (-3° to 12°), and adduction-abduction (-1° to +1°). The neural-network-based classification system was able to identify walking, stair-climbing, sit-to-stand, and stand-to-sit activities with 100% accuracy. Our data may be used to improve existing in vitro models and wear simulators, and enhance prosthetic designs and biomaterials.

  8. Tidal and Lunar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area during 1984.

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    1983-12-30

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  9. Tidal and Lunar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area During 1988.

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    1987-12-31

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  10. Tidal and Lunar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area During 1990

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    1989-12-31

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  11. Tidal and Linar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area During 1994

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  12. Tidal and Lunar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area during 1981.

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  13. Tidal and Lunar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area during 1983.

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  14. Tidal and Lunar Data for Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and the Barking Sands Area During 1982.

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    table 28, preceding the tidal data for the respective stations. Information regarding the phases of the moon in 1982 will be found in appendix B. 2...1982 are listed in the table B-i. The 1982 dates and times for phases of the moon are given in table B-2. Both tables have been calculated for Point... Phase January February March April Date Time Date Time Oato Time Date Time First Quarter 02 2045 01 0628 02 1415 --. .- --- Full Moon 09 1153 07 2357 09

  15. Contact-Induced Changes in Word Order and Intonation in the Spanish of New York City Bilinguals

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    Barrera-Tobon, Carolina

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation is a variationist sociolinguistic analysis of the variable word order and prosody of copular constructions ("Nicolas es feliz" versus "'Feliz' es Nicolas," "Es Nicolas 'feliz,'" "Es 'feliz' Nicolas," "Nicolas is 'happy'") in the Spanish of first- and second-generation…

  16. A Further Brief Response from Mary Hilton to: "Measuring Standards in Primary English: The Validity of PIRLS--A Response to Mary Hilton" by Chris Whetton, Liz Twist and Marian Sainsbury

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    2007-01-01

    The author has been invited to reply to this response to her article of December 2006 in this journal. This response can only be a summary of some of her findings and a reiteration, in very truncated form, of her arguments. She would refer any interested reader back to her original extended review of the PIRLS project as it was there that she lays…

  17. Collective learning dynamics in behavioral crowds. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modeling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Burini, D.

    2016-09-01

    A recent literature on crowd dynamics [9,10] has enlightened that the management of crisis situations needs models able to depict social behaviors and, in particular, the spread of emotional feelings such as stress by panic situation.

  18. Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Environmental Assessment Air Force Small Launch Vehicle, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Edwards Air Force Base, and San Nicolas Island, CA

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    the SLC-4 area is relatively undisturbed. Flora common to this area include: chamise, black-flowered figwort , Santa Barbara ceanothus, black sage...monardella Northern harrier Blockman’s leafy daisy Burrowing owl Large-leaved wallflower Black-flowered figwort Central Coastal Scrub...1B p n n Black-flowered figwort C2 3 n Shagbark manzanita C2 1B n LaGraciosa thistle C2 1B Surf thistle C1 T 1B p

  19. 2D and 3D documentation of St. Nicolas baroque church for the general reconstruction using laser scanning and photogrammetry technologies combination

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    Křemen, Tomáš; Koska, Bronislav

    2013-04-01

    Total reconstruction of a historical object is a complicated process consisting of several partial steps. One of these steps is acquiring high-quality data for preparation of the project documentation. If these data are not available from the previous periods, it is necessary to proceed to a detailed measurement of the object and to create a required drawing documentation. New measurement of the object brings besides its costs also several advantages as complex content and form of drawings exactly according to the requirements together with their high accuracy. The paper describes measurement of the Baroque church by the laser scanning method extended by the terrestrial and air photogrammetry. It deals with processing the measured data and creating the final outputs, which is a 2D drawing documentation, orthophotos and a 3D model. Attention is focused on their problematic parts like interconnection of the measurement data acquired by various technologies, creation of orthophotos and creation of the detailed combined 3D model of the church exterior. Results of this work were used for preparation of the planned reconstruction of the object.

  20. A control theoretical approach to crowd management. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Borzí, Alfio; Caponigro, Marco

    2016-09-01

    The formulation of mathematical models for crowd dynamics is one current challenge in many fields of applied sciences. It involves the modelization of the complex behavior of a large number of individuals. In particular, the difficulty lays in describing emerging collective behaviors by means of a relatively small number of local interaction rules between individuals in a crowd. Clearly, the individual's free will involved in decision making processes and in the management of the social interactions cannot be described by a finite number of deterministic rules. On the other hand, in large crowds, this individual indeterminacy can be considered as a local fluctuation averaged to zero by the size of the crowd. While at the microscopic scale, using a system of coupled ODEs, the free will should be included in the mathematical description (e.g. with a stochastic term), the mesoscopic and macroscopic scales, modeled by PDEs, represent a powerful modelling tool that allows to neglect this feature and provide a reliable description. In this sense, the work by Bellomo, Clarke, Gibelli, Townsend, and Vreugdenhil [2] represents a mathematical-epistemological contribution towards the design of a reliable model of human behavior.

  1. Modeling social crowds. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Poyato, David; Soler, Juan

    2016-09-01

    The study of human behavior is a complex task, but modeling some aspects of this behavior is an even more complicated and exciting idea. From crisis management to decision making in evacuation protocols, understanding the complexity of humans in stress situations is more and more demanded in our society by obvious reasons [5,6,8,12]. In this context, [4] deals with crowd dynamics with special attention to evacuation.

  2. Hyperbolic scaling and computing in social crowds: Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Outada, Nisrine

    2016-09-01

    I have read with great interest the paper [5] where the authors present an overview and critical analysis of the literature on the modeling of the crowd dynamics with special attention to evacuation dynamics. The approach developed is based on suitable development of methods of the kinetic theory. Interactions, which lead to the decision choice, are modeled by theoretical tools of stochastic evolutionary game theory [11,12]. However, the paper [5] provides not only a survey focused on topics of great interest for our society, but also it looks ahead to a variety of interesting and challenging mathematical problems. Specifically, I am interested in the derivation of macroscopic (hydrodynamic) models from the underlying description given from the kinetic theory approach, more specifically by the kinetic theory for active particles [8]. A general reference on crowd modeling is the recently published book [10].

  3. From crowd modeling to safety problems. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Elaiw, Ahmed

    2016-09-01

    Paper [3] presents a survey and a critical analysis on models of crowd dynamics derived to support crisis management related to safety problems. This is an important topic which can have an important impact on the wellbeing of our society. We are very interested in this topic as we operate in a country, Saudi Arabia, where huge crowds can be present and that stress conditions can be occasionally induced by non predictable events. In these situations the problem of crisis management is of fundamental importance.

  4. [Statistical data on head trauma with frontal sinus involvement at the Emergency Hospital Clinic "Prof. Dr. Nicolae Oblu", Iaşi, Romania].

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    Dobrin, Irina; Dobrin, N; Poeata, I; Ianovici, N

    2011-01-01

    We present here some interesting points of view concerning head and brain injury with frontal sinus involvement. In general neurosurgical practice the frontal sinus traumatic involvement is about 3-5 per cent from all head trauma; we proposed to realise a extensive 5 years study to finnaly sumarise the characteristical elements for our geographical area. The amount of patients hospitalized in our clinic was about 80 000 in five years. Concerning our statistical data, there are 677 patients with frontal sinus injury, 490 from this were complicated with brain pathology. We concluded there are differences between our series and the other studies from developed countries, in our region the domestical (agricultural works) causes are about 10% higher.

  5. 77 FR 8869 - Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification...

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    ... Parent, Inc.; Acxiom Corporation; Sterling Holdings Ultimate Parent, Inc. 20120364 G Apollo Investment Fund VII, L.P.; Pearls Invest S.a.r.l.; Apollo Investment Fund VII, L.P. 20120365 G AEI Fisker.... 01/11/2012 20120346 G Marian Health System, Inc.; Affinity Health System; Marian Health System, Inc...

  6. Children with Special Needs Find Comfort & Learn Lessons through Exceptional Quilts

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    Leiatuau, Leilani

    2006-01-01

    This article describes how the quilts fashioned by Joanne Marian of Boswell have helped children with exceptional needs. Marian's quilts, which are freely given, are created using donated scraps of texture-rich fabrics, patterns, and embellishments to heighten the intensity of tactile detail for exceptional children who may be visually impaired or…

  7. "I Had All Kinds of Kids in My Classes, and It Was Fine": Public Schooling in Richmond, California, During World War II

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    Dorn, Charles

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the experiences of Marian Sauer as one of the teachers during World War II. Marian Sauer, began teaching at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Richmond, California, in 1942. During World War II, Richmond's population skyrocketed, as a direct result of homefront mobilization and school enrollments grew six…

  8. From Real Challenges to Virtual Reality: Realizing Your Collection through Digital Partnership

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    Johnson, Jennifer; Mandity, Edward

    2010-01-01

    In fall 2008, a collaborative partnership was formed between the libraries of two Indiana universities--Marian College's (now Marian University) Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library, and the University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The authors discuss the digital nature of this collaboration, which…

  9. Operation Sea Angel: A Case Study

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    Abbreviations and Acronyms .................................. xv 1. INTRODUCTION ....................................... 1 Description of the Cyclone ...of Evaluation ................................ ix /t ___ __ __ __ __ _ ~c iji5 ix Summary Cyclone Marian struck 110 miles off the southeast coast of...Al Panico, Director of International Relief and Development, American Red Cross 1 On 29-30 April 1991, Bangladesh was struck by Cyclone Marian. The

  10. From Real Challenges to Virtual Reality: Realizing Your Collection through Digital Partnership

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    Johnson, Jennifer; Mandity, Edward

    2010-01-01

    In fall 2008, a collaborative partnership was formed between the libraries of two Indiana universities--Marian College's (now Marian University) Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library, and the University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The authors discuss the digital nature of this collaboration, which…

  11. "I Had All Kinds of Kids in My Classes, and It Was Fine": Public Schooling in Richmond, California, During World War II

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    Dorn, Charles

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the experiences of Marian Sauer as one of the teachers during World War II. Marian Sauer, began teaching at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Richmond, California, in 1942. During World War II, Richmond's population skyrocketed, as a direct result of homefront mobilization and school enrollments grew six…

  12. The Madonna's Reproduction(s): Mieville, Godard, and the Figure of Mary.

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    1993-01-01

    Discusses how an assessment of "Le Livre de Marie" and "Je Vous Salue, Marie" risks reproducing the feminine/masculine dynamic by posing the films as male and female versions of the Marian myth. Acknowledges that evidence for this dichotomy exists, but both directors succeed in activating the Marian myth in ways that do not…

  13. Estimates of Surface Drifter Trajectories in the Equatorial Atlantic: A Multi-model Ensemble Approach

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    2012-01-01

    NUMBER 0602123N 6. AUTHOR(S) Robert Bruce Scott, Nicolas Ferry, Marie Drevillon, Charlie N. Barron , Nicolas C. Jourdain, Jean- Michel Lellouche...Bruce Scott • Nicolas Ferry • Marie Drevillon • Charlie N. Barron • Nicolas C. Jourdain • Jean- Michel Lellouche ♦ Edward Joseph Metzger • Marie...Unclassified c. THIS PAGE Unclassified 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT UU 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON Charlie Barron 19b

  14. [Textual research on Guang dong xin yu (New Sayings of Guangdong) quoted in Ben cao gang mu shi yi (Supplements to Compendium of Materia Medica].

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    Zhang, Ruixian; Zhang, Wei; Li, Jian; Liang, Fei

    2014-05-01

    Altogether 15 terms for Guang dong xin yu (New Sayings of Guangdong) were used in Ben cao gang mu shi yi (Supplements to Compendium of Materia Medica), including Yue yu (Cantonese sayings), Chong yu (Sayings from Insect Drug), Jie yu (Sayings from Crustacean Drug), Xin yu (New Sayings), Yue hai xiang yu (Fragrant Sayings from Cantonese Region), Yue zhi mu yu (Sayings from Plants in Cantonese Annals), Guang dong suo yu (Trivial Sayings from Guangdong), Yue shan lu (Records of Cantonese Mountains), Yue lu (Cantonese Records), Jiao guang lu (Joint Guangdong Records), Yue cao zhi (Records of Cantonese Grasses), Guang guo lu (Records of Guangdong Fruits), Nan yue suo ji (Trivial Records of Southern Canton), Guang zhi (Guangdong Records), Yue zhi (Cantonese Records) etc. dealing with 57 sorts of drugs (with individual overlapping ones), the author of Xin yu was Qu Dajun, a surviving fogy of the Ming Dynasty actively involved in the activities to restore the old dynasty and resist the Qing Dynasty, and was persecuted in the literary inquisition in which his works were burnt so that Zhao Xuemin, when quoting his texts, had to go in a roundabout way.

  15. Further steps in the modeling of behavioural crowd dynamics, good news for safe handling. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Knopoff, Damián A.

    2016-09-01

    The recent review paper [4] constitutes a valuable contribution on the understanding, modeling and simulation of crowd dynamics in extreme situations. It provides a very comprehensive revision about the complexity features of the system under consideration, scaling and the consequent justification of the used methods. In particular, macro and microscopic models have so far been used to model crowd dynamics [9] and authors appropriately explain that working at the mesoscale is a good choice to deal with the heterogeneous behaviour of walkers as well as with the difficulty of their deterministic identification. In this way, methods based on the kinetic theory and statistical dynamics are employed, more precisely the so-called kinetic theory for active particles [7]. This approach has successfully been applied in the modeling of several complex dynamics, with recent applications to learning [2,8] that constitutes the key to understand communication and is of great importance in social dynamics and behavioral sciences.

  16. Government Letter of Expectations between the Minister of Advanced Education (as Representative of the Government of British Columbia) and the Chair of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, April 1, 2008-March 31, 2009

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    Every year, the ministry writes to the public post-secondary institutions outlining operating budget allocations, service delivery targets and priority issues. The letters are a component of ministry planning, as identified in the accountability framework. Goals and objectives are identified in the annual ministry service plan. Each institution…

  17. Multiscale approaches to crowd dynamics and the reliability of data from experiments. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Piccoli, Benedetto

    2016-09-01

    In this interesting essay, focused on mathematical models for crowd dynamics specifically for the purpose of management of extreme events such as evacuation from complex environment, Bellomo et al. [2] provide a critical analysis and argue that kinetic models may provide well-suited tools to support decision making.

  18. Multiple scales modelling approaches to social interaction in crowd dynamics and crisis management. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Trucu, Dumitru

    2016-09-01

    In this comprehensive review concerning the modelling of human behaviours in crowd dynamics [3], the authors explore a wide range of mathematical approaches spanning over multiple scales that are suitable to describe emerging crowd behaviours in extreme situations. Focused on deciphering the key aspects leading to emerging crowd patterns evolutions in challenging times such as those requiring an evacuation on a complex venue, the authors address this complex dynamics at both microscale (individual level), mesoscale (probability distributions of interacting individuals), and macroscale (population level), ultimately aiming to gain valuable understanding and knowledge that would inform decision making in managing crisis situations.

  19. On the scaling problem and micro-macro derivation of crowd models. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Chouhad, Nadia

    2016-09-01

    A personal comment on a scientific paper is unavoidably related to the personal education and bias. This statement allows me to apologize about the fact that my comment mainly focuses on a somewhat narrow field, namely to analytic topics related to modeling behavioral crowds. The remarks in the following aim also to induce further research suggestions from the authors of paper [3]. In more detail I bring to the attention of the authors of [3] and I look forward to their reply in view of future activity in this field: The micro-macro derivation of hydrodynamic type models should lead to hyperbolic type models, where the propagation speed of perturbation is finite, see [4]. However, it would be interesting understanding how far parabolic type models [6], and their possible modifications, can be accepted as an approximation of physical reality [8].

  20. A fire safety engineering perspective on crowd evacuation dynamics. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Ronchi, Enrico

    2016-09-01

    The review presented by Bellomo et al. [1] addresses the modelling approaches employed to represent human behaviour in evacuation in a comprehensive manner. The authors discuss crowd evacuation modelling in light of crisis management, a relevant and current topic given the recent escalation of terrorist threats all over the world. The need for designing buildings for rapid evacuation using crowd evacuation models has been recently raised in important forums [2]. This research area is strictly linked to the field of Fire Safety Engineering.

  1. Crowd dynamics evacuations: The roles of shape optimization and real-time computational models. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Delle Monache, Maria Laura

    2016-09-01

    This paper focuses on mathematical models for crowd dynamics in real life situations for support to decision making in critical situations. It deals with the modeling and the computations in the light of improving safety and pedestrians behavior.

  2. Some aspects on kinetic modeling of evacuation dynamics. Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management" by Nicola Bellomo et al.

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    Calvo, Juan; Nieto, Juanjo

    2016-09-01

    The management of human crowds in extreme situations is a complex subject which requires to take into account a variety of factors. To name a few, the understanding of human behaviour, the psychological and behavioural features of individuals, the quality of the venue and the stress level of the pedestrian need to be addressed in order to select the most appropriate action during an evacuation process on a complex venue. In this sense, the mathematical modeling of such complex phenomena can be regarded as a very useful tool to understand and predict these situations. As presented in [4], mathematical models can provide guidance to the personnel in charge of managing evacuation processes, by means of helping to design a set of protocols, among which the most appropriate during a given critical situation is then chosen.

  3. 9. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF BEDROOMQUALITY ...

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    9. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF BEDROOM-QUALITY CARVED WHITE MAHOGANY MOLDING AND FIREPLACE MANTLE WHICH SURROUNDS MARBLE FIREPLACE Original in Collections of Marian College - James A. Allison Mansion, 3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

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    8. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF SLEEPING PORCH, AT NORTH END CAPABLE OF SLEEPING SIX. Original in Collections of Marian College - James A. Allison Mansion, 3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

  5. 76 FR 69292 - NASA Advisory Council Science Committee Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting

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    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION NASA Advisory Council Science Committee Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting... Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces that the meeting of the Planetary Science Subcommittee... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marian Norris, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington...

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    10. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF GUEST BEDROOM, UNUSUAL PARQUET FLOORS AND PINK MARBLE FIREPLACE Original in Collections of Marian College - James A. Allison Mansion, 3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

  7. Your Guide to a Healthy Heart

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    ... by: Marian Sandmaier U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Contents Heart Disease: Why Should You Care? . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 High Blood Pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 What ...

  8. Commentary on "genomic characterization of testis cancer: association of alterations with outcome of clinical stage mixed germ cell non-seminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis." Mohamed GH, Gelfond JAL, Nicolas MM, et al Mohamed GH, Gelfond JA, Nicolas MM, Brand TC, Sarvis JA, Leach RJ, Johnson-Pais TL, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA: Urology 2012;80:485.

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    Richie, Jerome

    2013-02-01

    To identify genomic markers that are reliable in predicting lymph node metastases in clinical stage 1 non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs). Comparative genomic array technology was used to identify regions of genomic amplification or deletion in clinical stage 1 NSGCTs. Twelve stage 1 mixed germ cell testicular tumors were analyzed, which were obtained from 8 patients who had no evidence of nodal metastasis when retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) had been performed (i.e., were RPLND negative) and 4 patients who had nodal metastases (i.e., were RPLND positive). Differences between the genomic alterations associated with the two classes of tumors were identified. Genomic alterations previously reported in other subtypes of testicular tumors were observed in both metastatic and nonmetastatic cases. Statistically suggestive differences in mean copy number of the Y chromosome were found between metastatic and nonmetastatic cases (P = 0.0142). This finding suggests the presence of chromosome Y deletions to be a potential genetic marker for prediction of mixed germ cell tumor progression. This is a first step toward identifying chromosomal markers of progression in testicular cancer in clinical stage 1 mixed germ cell NSGCT. Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  9. Requirements for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace Operations: Insights From Seven Case Studies

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    cyclone had hit. Also, for the two domes- tic operations (Andrew and Garden Plot in LA), the legal limitations on domestic intelligence activities limited...Bangladesh, May- June 1991 Overview On April 29-30 1991, Cyclone Marian devastated the southeastern coastal areas of Bangladesh. Marian killed about...It destroyed many transportation assets and essentially wiped out the area’s water supply. In addition to the actual cyclone and the immediate damage

  10. XBP1, Unfolded Protein Response, and Endocrine Responsiveness

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    2011-05-01

    LCC9 cells. REPORTABLE OUTCOMES Papers and Meeting Reports  Robert Clarke, Ayesha N. Shajahan, Yue Wang, John J. Tyson, Rebecca B. Riggins...network modeling in antiestrogen resistant breast cancer Robert Clarke1,2,*, Ayesha N. Shajahan2, Yue Wang3, John J. Tyson4, Rebecca B. Riggins1, Louis M...Cancer 2001;8:175–82. 19. Kuske B, Naughton C, Moore K, Macleod KG, Miller WR, Clarke R, Langdon SP, Cameron DA. Endocrine therapy resis- tance can

  11. Neural Mechanisms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    2006-04-01

    induced EEG signal changes may serve as biological/physiological markers for more objective diagnosis of CFS. References [1] Liu JZ, Zhang LD...Neurophysiology, 90: 300-312, 2003. 6 [2] Liu JZ, Zhang LD, Yue GH. Fractal dimension in human cerebellum measured by MRI. Biophysical Journal, 85: 4041-4046...Research 1057: 10-16, 2005. [7] Zhang LD, Liu JZ, Yue GH. A three- dimensional fractal analysis method for quantifying white matter structure in human

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  13. Analyzing the Intersections of Race and Class: An Essay Review of Nicola Rollock, David Gillborn, Carol Vincent, and Stephen J. Ball's "The Colour of Class: The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Class" (New York, NY: Routledge, 2015, pp. 201. ISBN: 978-0-415-80982-5)

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    Apple, Michael W.

    2017-01-01

    In England, we might say that "the Empire has come home." This means that while racism and the processes of racialization are indeed extraordinarily powerful, there will not only be strong similarities between say the United States and England but also significant differences in how these things play out both now and in the past. This is…

  14. The 1995 Carter G. Woodson Book Awards.

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    Social Education, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Provides concise and interesting reviews of the recipients of the 1995 Carter G. Woodson Book awards. The awards celebrate books for young readers that "treat topics related to ethnic minorities and race relations sensitively and accurately." Reviewed works include biographies of Benjamin Banneker, Marian Anderson, and Harriet Beecher…

  15. Adolescents and Inclusion: Transforming Secondary Schools.

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    Bauer, Anne M.; Brown, Glenda Myree

    Written with teachers, administrators, and students of Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, this book is grounded in a 2-year action research project that created an inclusive high school. Chapter 1 provides snapshots of interactions in an inclusive high school and refutes some of the concerns expressed by teachers and administrators.…

  16. Finding Hope in Despair: Charlene and Jay

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    Stone, Julie

    2009-01-01

    This article is excerpted from a chapter in "Finding Hope in Despair: Clinical Studies in Infant Mental Health" (edited by Marian Birch, published 2008 by ZERO TO THREE). Therapeutic intervention with children and families is not always successful, but the professional literature does not often address treatment failures. To address this need,…

  17. No School like Freedom School

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    Williamson, Lisa Ann

    2013-01-01

    "You are the hope of the future." That's the message Marian Wright Edelman, executive director of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), gave more than 1,500 excited college students and recent graduates as they began a week-long training for the CDF's Freedom Schools. She was preparing them for a daunting task--that of transforming the…

  18. 75 FR 28752 - Amendment and Establishment of Restricted Areas and Other Special Use Airspace, Avon Park Air...

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    ... Range Joint Land Use Study, sponsored by the Central Florida Regional Planning Council. This project is a cooperative land use planning effort between the military installation and surrounding communities... feet above ground level (AGL), to 5,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL). The Marian MOA was...

  19. Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction. Second Edition

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    Small, Marian

    2012-01-01

    Expanded to include connections to Common Core State Standards, as well as National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, this critically acclaimed book will help every teacher and coach to meet the challenges of differentiating mathematics instruction in the K-8 classroom. In this bestseller, math education expert Marian Small…

  20. IQ Zoo and Teaching Operant Concepts

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    Bihm, Elson M.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur, Jr.; Lammers, William J.; Huffman, Stephanie P.

    2010-01-01

    Psychology texts often cite the work of Marian and Keller Breland and their business, Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE), to demonstrate operant conditioning and the "misbehavior of organisms" from an evolutionary perspective. Now available on the Internet at the official IQ Zoo website (http://www3.uca.edu/iqzoo/), the artifacts of ABE's work, in…

  1. Perspectives on the Structure of American Agriculture. Volume I: The View from the Farm--Special Problems of Minority and Low-Income Farmers.

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    Coughlin, Kenneth M., Ed.

    This is the first of two volumes of papers examining the impact of national agricultural policy on the rural poor. The seven articles in this volume offer personal accounts of minority and low-income farmers struggling to gain a foothold in American agriculture. "'It's Too Late for Our Family,'" by Marian Lenzen, describes a family's…

  2. Communicating Climate Change to Visitors of Informal Science Environments

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    Koepfler, Jes A.; Heimlich, Joe E.; Yocco, Victor S.

    2010-01-01

    This article reports findings on visitors' preferences for content presentation of a future global warming and climate change exhibit. The study was conducted with two groups: one from the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and the other at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio. The…

  3. 6. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF DINING ...

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    6. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF DINING ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST. ORIGINAL VELOUR IS STILL ON WALLS AND IN GOOD CONDITION. CARVINGS ON FIREPLACE FEATURE A FRUIT MOTIF. FLOORS PARQUET Original in Collections of Marian College - James A. Allison Mansion, 3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

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    5. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF BREAKFAST ROOM, LOOKING EAST. WHITE GUM WOODWORK CARRIES ROSE BRANCH DESIGN. NORTH WINDOWS GIVE VIEW OF LAKE; SOUTH WINDOWS OF ROLLING FRONT LAWN. FLOORS PARQUET. Original in Collections of Marian College - James A. Allison Mansion, 3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

  5. President Barack Obama Visit to Kennedy Space Center

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    2011-04-29

    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia, left, Sasha, Marian Robinson, Astronaut Janet Kavandi and United Space Alliance project lead for thermal protection systems Terry White, walk under the landing gear of the space shuttle Atlantis as they visit Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 29, 2011. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  6. Communicating Climate Change to Visitors of Informal Science Environments

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    Koepfler, Jes A.; Heimlich, Joe E.; Yocco, Victor S.

    2010-01-01

    This article reports findings on visitors' preferences for content presentation of a future global warming and climate change exhibit. The study was conducted with two groups: one from the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and the other at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio. The…

  7. 3. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF MAIN ...

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    3. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF MAIN LOBBY. NOTE DETAIL OF MAHOGANY CARVING AND FIREPLACE MOLDINGS. STAIRWAY STILL SOLID AND WELL MAINTAINED. FLOORS PARQUET. GERMAN SILVER AND BRONZE CHANDELIER VALUED AT $10,000 WHEN PURCHASED IN 1914. Original in Collections of Marian College - James A. Allison Mansion, 3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

  8. Structure And Mobilities Of Tungsten Grain Boundaries Calculated From Atomistic Simulations

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    Frolov, T.; Rudd, R. E.

    2016-08-09

    The objective of this study is to develop a computational methodology to predict structure, energies and mobilities of tungsten grain boundaries as a function of misorientation and inclination. The energies and the mobilities are the necessary input for thermomechanical model of recrystallization being developed by the Marian Group at UCLA.

  9. Teaching the Love of Learning

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    Church, Ellen Booth

    2006-01-01

    As every early childhood teacher knows, providing children with activity and material choices, stimulating multi-sensory activities, and positive support and novel challenges can truly inspire children's love of learning. Now there is the additional support of brain research. Marian Diamonds of the University of California at Berkeley reports that…

  10. Perspectives on the Structure of American Agriculture. Volume I: The View from the Farm--Special Problems of Minority and Low-Income Farmers.

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    Coughlin, Kenneth M., Ed.

    This is the first of two volumes of papers examining the impact of national agricultural policy on the rural poor. The seven articles in this volume offer personal accounts of minority and low-income farmers struggling to gain a foothold in American agriculture. "'It's Too Late for Our Family,'" by Marian Lenzen, describes a family's…

  11. 75 FR 39974 - NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Protection Subcommittee; Meeting

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    ... (202) 358-4118, or mnorris@nasa.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public... advance by contacting Marian Norris via e-mail at mnorris@nasa.gov or by telephone at (202) 358-4452. July... SPACE ADMINISTRATION NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Protection...

  12. Issues of Implementation of Early Childhood Education and Support Programs.

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    Prinsen, Bert

    This document comprises three papers related to the implementation of early childhood education, health care, and support programs. The first paper is a brief reflection on the nature of implementation, based on the contributions of Boudewijn Bekkers. The second is a proceedings chapter by Marian Hanrahan titled "Community Based Innovative…

  13. Arthur Smith, Local Baptist Pastor.

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    Heaton, Moss, Ed.

    1985-01-01

    Written and published by the students at Gary High School this volume has three articles dealing with East Texas life. The first "Arthur Smith" (David Hancock and others) is an account of growing up in Marian County, Texas is described by the local Baptist minister. The pastor begins with the year of his birth and gives detailed…

  14. Love Is True-Blue: Grandmothering in Rita Williams-Garcia's "One Crazy Summer" and "P.S. Be Eleven"

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    Hinton, KaaVonia; Branyon, Angela

    2016-01-01

    Recent images of President Obama's mother-in-law, Mrs. Marian Robinson, caring for her granddaughters in the White House are a powerful reminder of the prominence that grandmothers have had in African American communities. The significance of the grandmother figure can also be seen in award-winning literature for young adolescents such as in Rita…

  15. Ethical Issues in Practitioner Research. Practitioner Inquiry Series.

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    Zeni, Jane, Ed.

    This collection of papers examines the hidden risks that teacher researchers may face in action research. There are 12 papers in three parts. Part 1, "School-Based Researchers," includes: (1) "Drafting Ethical Guidelines for Teacher Research in Schools" (Marian M. Mohr); (2) "'Tuesday Night' Revisited: Learning to Survive" (Leslie Turner Minarik);…

  16. Arthur Smith, Local Baptist Pastor.

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    Heaton, Moss, Ed.

    1985-01-01

    Written and published by the students at Gary High School this volume has three articles dealing with East Texas life. The first "Arthur Smith" (David Hancock and others) is an account of growing up in Marian County, Texas is described by the local Baptist minister. The pastor begins with the year of his birth and gives detailed…

  17. Architects of the Intellect.

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    Fogarty, Robin

    1999-01-01

    Today's best constructivist teaching reflects the legacies of educational visionaries such as John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Reuven Feuerstein, Howard Gardner, and Marian Diamond. Creative cognitive designs stem from three essential elements: creative teaching genius, excellent instructional methods, and expansive, interconnective…

  18. Architects of the Intellect.

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    Fogarty, Robin

    1999-01-01

    Today's best constructivist teaching reflects the legacies of educational visionaries such as John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Reuven Feuerstein, Howard Gardner, and Marian Diamond. Creative cognitive designs stem from three essential elements: creative teaching genius, excellent instructional methods, and expansive, interconnective…

  19. Screening promoters for Anthurium transformation using transient expression

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    Different promoters and tissue types were evaluated for transient '-glucoronidase (GUS) expression in Anthurium andreanum Hort. ‘Marian Seefurth’ following microprojectile bombardment. Plasmids containing the Ubiquitin 2, Actin 1, Cytochrome C1 from rice, Ubiquitin 1 from maize and 35 S promoter fr...

  20. Math and Science.

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    Drum, Jean, Ed.

    1993-01-01

    This theme issue discusses education of gifted students in the areas of math and science. The issue contains several articles, an editorial, a program description, and a profile of an educator. "Our Most Important Investment for the Future: The Education of Our Youth" (Marian C. Diamond) describes educational programs of the Lawrence…

  1. IQ Zoo and Teaching Operant Concepts

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    Bihm, Elson M.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur, Jr.; Lammers, William J.; Huffman, Stephanie P.

    2010-01-01

    Psychology texts often cite the work of Marian and Keller Breland and their business, Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE), to demonstrate operant conditioning and the "misbehavior of organisms" from an evolutionary perspective. Now available on the Internet at the official IQ Zoo website (http://www3.uca.edu/iqzoo/), the artifacts of ABE's work, in…

  2. The 1995 Carter G. Woodson Book Awards.

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    Social Education, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Provides concise and interesting reviews of the recipients of the 1995 Carter G. Woodson Book awards. The awards celebrate books for young readers that "treat topics related to ethnic minorities and race relations sensitively and accurately." Reviewed works include biographies of Benjamin Banneker, Marian Anderson, and Harriet Beecher…

  3. 77 FR 68152 - NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting

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    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting AGENCY: National Aeronautics and...) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to... 20546. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marian Norris, Science Mission Directorate, NASA...

  4. Harlan Cleveland

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    Nishimoto, Warren

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an interview with Harlan Cleveland, political scientist, diplomat, public executive, author of dozens of articles and books, and eighth president of the University of Hawai'i. Harlan Cleveland was born in 1918 in New York City. He was the son of Stanley Matthews Cleveland and Marian Phelps Van Buren Cleveland. Cleveland…

  5. Ethical Issues in Practitioner Research. Practitioner Inquiry Series.

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    Zeni, Jane, Ed.

    This collection of papers examines the hidden risks that teacher researchers may face in action research. There are 12 papers in three parts. Part 1, "School-Based Researchers," includes: (1) "Drafting Ethical Guidelines for Teacher Research in Schools" (Marian M. Mohr); (2) "'Tuesday Night' Revisited: Learning to Survive" (Leslie Turner Minarik);…

  6. Teaching the Love of Learning

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    Church, Ellen Booth

    2006-01-01

    As every early childhood teacher knows, providing children with activity and material choices, stimulating multi-sensory activities, and positive support and novel challenges can truly inspire children's love of learning. Now there is the additional support of brain research. Marian Diamonds of the University of California at Berkeley reports that…

  7. Spotlight on Young Children and Assessment

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    Koralek, Derry

    2004-01-01

    The articles in this engaging volume, mostly from Young Children, address the purposes of and uses for assessment. Expert commentary from Marian Marion, Gayle Mindes, Richard Clifford, Diane Trister Dodge and others offers an overview of the topic and specific examples to show how assessment informs and improves practice in early childhood…

  8. No School like Freedom School

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    Williamson, Lisa Ann

    2013-01-01

    "You are the hope of the future." That's the message Marian Wright Edelman, executive director of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), gave more than 1,500 excited college students and recent graduates as they began a week-long training for the CDF's Freedom Schools. She was preparing them for a daunting task--that of transforming the…

  9. Spotlight on Young Children and Assessment

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    Koralek, Derry

    2004-01-01

    The articles in this engaging volume, mostly from Young Children, address the purposes of and uses for assessment. Expert commentary from Marian Marion, Gayle Mindes, Richard Clifford, Diane Trister Dodge and others offers an overview of the topic and specific examples to show how assessment informs and improves practice in early childhood…

  10. Teaching the Broad, Interdisciplinary Impact of Evolution

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    Benson, David; Atlas, Pierre; Haberski, Raymond; Higgs, Jamie; Kiley, Patrick; Maxwell, Michael, Jr.; Mirola, William; Norton, Jamey

    2009-01-01

    As perhaps the most encompassing idea in biology, evolution has impacted not only science, but other academic disciplines as well. The broad, interdisciplinary impact of evolution was the theme of a course taught at Marian College, Indianapolis, Indiana in 2002, 2004, and 2006. Using a strategy that could be readily adopted at other institutions,…

  11. 4. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF FRENCH ...

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    4. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF FRENCH ROOM LOOKING AT NORTH END OF ROOM. WALLS COVERED IN SILK WITH HAND- EMBROIDERED APPLIQUES. NOTE CARVINGS AND MOLDINGS IN WHITE GUM WOODWORK. FLOORS ARE PARQUET. Original in Collections of Marian College - James A. Allison Mansion, 3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

  12. 78 FR 70079 - Appointments to Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service

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    ... of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards Michael R. Johnson, Deputy Executive Director for Reactor... Nuclear Reactor Regulation Marian L. Zobler, Deputy General Counsel James T. Wiggins, Director, Office of... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NUCLEAR REGULATORY...

  13. Perspectives of Young Children: How Do They Really Think?

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    Costley, Kevin C.

    2010-01-01

    In his monumental research, although Piaget primarily relayed information about children's developmental stages of cognitive growth, Marian Marion goes on to discuss not only the developmental stages, yet focuses on how children think. In her textbook, "Guidance of Young Children", Marion conveys how teachers need to understand children and help…

  14. Studies of a Ras Antagonist in Breast Cancer

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    2005-05-01

    provide additional evidence that the inhibitory effect of FTS on p 70 S6K occurs at a point downstream of P13 kinase/PDKI/Akt. 9 Role of mTOR in breast...cells. (in preparation) 2. Lloyd P . McMahon, Wei Yue, Richard J. Santen and John C. Lawrence, Jr Farnesylthiosalicylic Acid Inhibits Mammalian Target...of Rapamycin (mTOR) Activity Both in Cells and in Vitro by Promoting Dissociation of the mTOR-Raptor Complex. 3. Yue W, Wang J- P , Li Y, Fan P , Santen

  15. Genetics Home Reference: Crohn disease

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    ... an affected family member is a significant risk factor for the disease. Related ... Bernard EJ, Mei L, Nicolae DL, Regueiro M, Schumm LP, Steinhart AH, Rotter JI, Duerr RH, Cho JH, Daly MJ, Brant SR. Genome-wide ...

  16. Local Legends of Medicine: Janelle Goetcheus, M.D.

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    ... skilled and talented physician whose hands search through poverty to find those with the greatest needs." Nicola ... of the whole sense of racial injustice, of poverty. I wasn't aware we had the needs ...

  17. 50 CFR 216.156 - Applications for Letters of Authorization.

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    2012-10-01

    ... Nicolas Island, CA § 216.156 Applications for Letters of Authorization. (a) To incidentally take marine... Authorization must include the following: (1) Name of the U.S. citizen requesting the authorization, (2) A...

  18. Learning and Teaching Languages for Communication: Applied Linguistics Perspectives.

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    Brumfit, Christopher, Ed.

    The papers include: "Applied Linguistics and Comunicative Language Teaching" (Christopher Brumfit); "Evaluation of the East Midlands Graded Assessment Feasibility Study" (Elaine S. Freedman); "Aspects of Standardisation within a Communicative Assessment Syllabus" (Nicola Lees); "Experimenting with…

  19. 78 FR 3083 - Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

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    ...''), Avenida Nicolas Bravo No. 1607, Colonia Guadalupe, Culiacan, Sinaloa 80220, Mexico; Calle Escobedo No. 24...; Avenida Puebla A No. 2209, Colonia Federal, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora 83489, Mexico; DOB 21 Jan 1968...

  20. Autumn MIST 2009

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    Forsyth, Colin

    2010-02-01

    MEETING REPORT Colin Forsyth, Nicola Longden, Andrew Walsh and Robert Wicks summarize a MIST meeting where ground-based ionospheric science came under the spotlight, amid the broader concerns of the MIST community.

  1. Understanding the Impact of Having a Military Father with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on Adolescent Children

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    2015-10-01

    Adolescent Children PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Professor Nicola Fear RECIPIENT: Kings College, London London SE5 8AF REPORT DATE: October 2015 TYPE OF...PTSD)on Adolescent Children 5b. GRANT NUMBER W81XWH-14-1-0079 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) PROF NICOLA FEAR, MS MELANIE CHESNOKOV 5d...study is to understand the impact of having a military father on adolescent children. We will examine the influence of paternal PTSD on adolescent

  2. Quantifying the Dynamic Ocean Surface Using Underwater Radiometric Measurements

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    2015-03-31

    Final March 2013 -- February 2015 Quantifying the Dynamic Ocean Surface Using Underwater Radiometric Measurements N00014-13-1-0352 Yue, Dick K.P... Dick K.P. and Yuming Liu 617-253-6823; 617-252-1647 1 Quantifying the Dynamic Ocean Surface Using Underwater Radiometric Measurements Dick K.P

  3. Genetic and Molecular Analysis of the Mechanisms by which TSC Regulates Neuronal Differentiation

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    2009-03-01

    type 1 IGF receptor (Igf1r). Cell 75, 59–72. 15 Camarero, G., Avendano, C., Fernandez-Moreno, C., Villar , A., Contreras, J., de Pablo, F., Pichel...migration but not for fate determina- tion and tumourigenesis in the cerebellum. Development 129, 3513–3522. 31 Yue, Q., Groszer, M., Gil , J. S., Berk

  4. Genetic and Molecular Analysis of the Mechanisms by which TSC regulates Neuronal Differentiation

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    2008-02-01

    Igf-1) and type 1 IGF receptor (Igf1r). Cell 75, 59–72. 15 Camarero, G., Avendano, C., Fernandez-Moreno, C., Villar , A., Contreras, J., de Pablo...cell migration but not for fate determina- tion and tumourigenesis in the cerebellum. Development 129, 3513–3522. 31 Yue, Q., Groszer, M., Gil , J

  5. Genetic and Molecular Analysis of the Mechanisms by Which TSC Regulates Neuronal Differentiation

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    2007-02-01

    Villar , A., Contreras, J., de Pablo, F., Pichel, J. G. and Varela-Nieto, I. (2001) Delayed inner ear maturation and neuronal loss in postnatal Igf-1...Development 129, 3513–3522. 31 Yue, Q., Groszer, M., Gil , J. S., Berk, A. J., Messing, A., Wu, H. and Liu, X. (2005) PTEN deletion in Bergmann

  6. Multiple Competencies and Self-Regulated Learning: Implications for Multicultural Education. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives.

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    Chiu, Chi-yue, Ed.; Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hong, Ying-yi, Ed.

    This book presents 13 papers from a 1998 conference in Hong Kong that examined how to apply psychology to enhance learning and teaching quality and focused on multicultural education: (1) "The Role of Multiple Competencies and Self-Regulated Learning in Multicultural Education" (Chi-yue Chiu, Farideh Salili, and Ying-yi Hong); (2)…

  7. The Cost of Materialism in a Collectivistic Culture: Predicting Risky Behavior Engagement in Chinese Adolescents

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    Auerbach, Randy P.; McWhinnie, Chad M.; Goldfinger, Marc; Abela, John R. Z.; Zhu, Xiongzhao; Yao, Shuqiao

    2010-01-01

    The goals of the current study were to examine whether (a) negative events mediate the relationship between materialism and risky behavior engagement and (b) materialism moderates the relationship between stress and engagement in risky behaviors in Chinese youth. At Time 1, 406 adolescents (ages 14-19) from Yue Yang, China, completed measures…

  8. What Is the Transformational Learning Experience of Secondary Teachers Who Have Dealt with Burnout?

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    Sims, Julius R., I

    2013-01-01

    Burnout is a syndrome consisting of emotional exhaustion (EE) and depersonalization (DPZ) (Yong & Yue, 2007). Teachers who fall victim to burnout are likely to be less sympathetic toward students, have a lower tolerance for classroom disruption, be less apt to prepare adequately for class, and feel less committed and dedicated to their work…

  9. What Is the Transformational Learning Experience of Secondary Teachers Who Have Dealt with Burnout?

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    Sims, Julius R., I

    2013-01-01

    Burnout is a syndrome consisting of emotional exhaustion (EE) and depersonalization (DPZ) (Yong & Yue, 2007). Teachers who fall victim to burnout are likely to be less sympathetic toward students, have a lower tolerance for classroom disruption, be less apt to prepare adequately for class, and feel less committed and dedicated to their work…

  10. Reliability Engineering for Service Oriented Architectures

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    2013-02-01

    BGLZ05. Mario Bravetti, Claudio Guidi, Roberto Lucchi, and Gianluigi Zavattaro. Sup- porting e-commerce systems formalization with choreography languages...Australia, 2012. PLZ+08. Mark Panahi, Kwei-Jay Lin, Yue Zhang, Soo-Ho Chang, Jing Zhang, and Leonardo Varela . The llama middleware support for

  11. Multiple Competencies and Self-Regulated Learning: Implications for Multicultural Education. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives.

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    Chiu, Chi-yue, Ed.; Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hong, Ying-yi, Ed.

    This book presents 13 papers from a 1998 conference in Hong Kong that examined how to apply psychology to enhance learning and teaching quality and focused on multicultural education: (1) "The Role of Multiple Competencies and Self-Regulated Learning in Multicultural Education" (Chi-yue Chiu, Farideh Salili, and Ying-yi Hong); (2)…

  12. New Horizons in Education, 2003.

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    Ho, Kwok Keung, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This journal, written in English and Chinese, includes the following papers: "Values for Creativity: A Study among Undergraduates in Hong Kong and Guangzhou" (Xia Dong Yue and Kok Leung); "The Present Situation of Family Education at the Turn of the Century: An Investigation in Three South-Eastern Provinces in China" (Feng…

  13. Aromatase Overexpression and Breast Cancer Development

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    2004-08-01

    Yue W, Wang J-P, Hamilton CJ , Demers LM, and Santen RJ: In situ aromatization enhances breast tumor estradiol levels and cellular proliferation...P. Hermans, J., Eyford, J. Boorresen, AL. Liderau, R. Sobol, H. Borg, A. Cleton- Jansen, AM. Olah, E. Cohen, BB. Scherneck, S. Hamann , U. Peterlin, B

  14. A Research Program in Computer Technology. 1986 Annual Technical Report

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    1989-08-01

    Cohen Michael Fox Kirk Kandt Jay Myers Kai Yue 3.1 PROBLEM BEING SOLVED The Formalized System Development (FSD) project is working to extend the currently...group which Spivak has?> 5. System: Yes. <Yes.> 6. System: Do you want me to display the read status of the messages? <Do you want me to display the

  15. Evidence for existence of different Escherichia coli populations in karst aquifer depending on hydrological conditions and the use of watershed. Fabienne Petit1*, Mehdy Ratajczak1, Nicolas Massei 1, Olivier Clermont 2, Erick Denamur 2, Thierry Berthe1,. 1CNRS UMR 6143 M2C, Université de Rouen, FED SCALE 4116, 76821 Mont Saint Aignan 2 INSERM U722, Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot ,75018 Paris

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    Fabienne, P.; Mehdy, R.; Massei, N.; Clermont, O.; Denamur, E.; Berthe, T.

    2011-12-01

    Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a commensal bacterium of the gastro-intestinal tract of human and vertebrate animals, even if the aquatic environment could be considered as a secondary habitat. During turbids events consecutive to the rainfall, E.coli are released from manure and feces in karstic hydrosystem with different settling velocities, related to their association to particles. In water, survival of E. coli, was dependant to the grazing by protozoans and their ability to overcome environmental stress. In these conditions, viable but non culturable (VNC) population of E. coli, could be observed. The aim of this study was to investigate, in a small well characterized rural karstic watershed (i) the structure of E. coli population based on the survival ability, the distribution in four main phylo-groups (A, B1, B2, D), and the phenotypic characteristics, (ii) the fate and the distribution of viable non culturable E. coli according their settling velocities, from surface water to groundwater. For this purpose we combined microbiology and hydrology approaches, and solid phase cytometry (ChemScan°RDI) methodology was performed to numbered VNC E. coli. The distribution in the four main E. coli phylo-groups (A, B1, B2, D) shown that the E. coli population structure was modified not only by the hydrological conditions but also the use of the watershed (presence of cattle). Survival abilities of E. coli strains based on microcosm experiments, vary from 2 days to at least 14 days. Characterization of E. coli was performed by studying specific traits present in host-associated strains (virulence factors, antibiotic resistance) and those that could be involved in water persistence (growth temperature substrate range, biofilm formation and grazing by protozoa). Three major clusters of strains were defined by using a correspondence factor analysis. In water characterized by high level of fecal contamination a first cluster of E. coli strains was related to A and B2 phylo-group, presented a multiple-antibiotic-resistance profile, and had low survival abilities in water. In slightly contaminated water, E. coli strains were persistent in water, sensitive to antibiotics, and able to develop at low temperature (from 7°C to 20°C) and to degrade macromolecules. In the same karstic hydrosystem, whatever the hydrological conditions, a population of E. coli in VNC state was observed, even in dry period where VNC E. coli raised to 96% of the total viable E. coli population. The distribution of the E. coli VNC population according to their settling velocity varies along the transfer between the swallow hole to the spring. Thus rapid flow inside karstic aquifer supports the culturability of E. coli. In contrast, in during low-flow period with slow transport of contaminant, E. coli lose their culturability but could maintained inside in VNC state in such hydrosystem.

  16. Operation and Maintenance. 9-Foot Navigation Channel, Upper Mississippi River, Head of Navigation to Guttenberg, Iowa. Volume 1. Narrative.

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    1974-08-01

    N ~ V W _ __I’Ip . .71 Miss Marian Mlay Acting Regional Director Region V U.S. Department of Health , Education and Welfare New Post Office Building...VEGETATION AND ANIMAL LIFE 219 Pool Operation 219 Channel Maintenance 221 IMPACTS ON RECREATION 225 IMPACTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY 227 ECONOMIC...sewer discharges increase bacteria to levels which create a health hazard. However, water quality throughout pool 1 permits a wider usage than in pool 2

  17. Effective action for reggeized gluons, classical gluon field of relativistic color charge and color glass condensate approach

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    Bondarenko, S.; Lipatov, L.; Prygarin, A.

    2017-08-01

    We discuss application of formalism of small- x effective action for reggeized gluons (Gribov, Sov. Phys. JETP 26:414, 1968; Lipatov, Nucl. Phys. B 452:369, 1995; Lipatov, Phys. Rep. 286:131, 1997; Lipatov, Subnucl. Ser. 49:131, 2013; Lipatov, Int. J. Mod. Phys. Conf. Ser. 39:1560082, 2015; Lipatov, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 31(28/29):1645011, 2016; Lipatov, EPJ Web Conf. 125:01010, 2016; Lipatov, Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 23:338, 1976; Kuraev et al., Sov. Phys. JETP 45:199, 1977; Kuraev et al., Zh Eksp, Teor. Fiz. 72:377, 1977; Balitsky and Lipatov, Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 28:822, 1978; Balitsky and Lipatov, Yad. Fiz. 28:1597 1978), for the calculation of classical gluon field of relativistic color charge, similarly to that done in CGC approach of McLerran and Venugopalan, Phys. Rev. D 49:2233 (1994), Jalilian-Marian et al., Phys. Rev. D 55:5414 (1997), Jalilian-Marian et al., Nucl. Phys. B 504:415 (1997), Jalilian-Marian et al., Phys. Rev. D 59:014014 (1998), Jalilian-Marian et al., Phys. Rev. D 59:014015 (1998), Iancu et al., Nucl. Phys. A 692:583 (2001), Iancu et al., Phys. Lett. B 510:133 (2001), Ferreiro et al., Nucl. Phys. A 703:489 (2002). The equations of motion with the reggeon fields are solved in LO and NLO approximations and new solutions are found. The results are compared to the calculations performed in the CGC framework and it is demonstrated that the LO CGC results for the classical field are reproduced in our calculations. Possible applications of the NLO solution in the effective action and CGC frameworks are discussed as well.

  18. President Barack Obama Visit to Kennedy Space Center

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    2011-04-29

    Terry White, United Space Alliance project lead for thermal protection systems, left, shows President Barack Obama and his family, from left, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia, Marian Robinson and Sasha, how tiles work on the space shuttle during their visit to the Orbital Processing Facility at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 29, 2011. Looking on is Director of Flight Crew Operations for the Johnson Space Center and Astronaut, Janet Kavandi. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  19. President Barack Obama Visit to Kennedy Space Center

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2011-04-29

    Terry White, United Space Alliance project lead for thermal protection systems, left, sakes hands with President Barack Obama after showing his family, Sasha, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia, and Marian Robinson, how tiles work on the space shuttle during their visit to the Orbital Processing Facility at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 29, 2011. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  20. President Barack Obama Visit to Kennedy Space Center

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2011-04-29

    Terry White, United Space Alliance project lead for thermal protection systems, left, shows President Barack Obama and his family, from left, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia, Marian Robinson and Sasha, how tiles work on the space shuttle during their visit to the Orbital Processing Facility at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 29, 2011. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  1. The Standing Joint Force Headquarters Plan-Does It Go Far Enough?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-07-26

    humanitarian relief effort in Bangladesh following Cyclone Marian, the PACOM DJTFAC deployed in support of the III MEF. A successful relief operation...Putnam’s Sons, 2002. 67 Cole, Ronald H., “Grenada, Panama, and Haiti : Joint Operational Reform,” Joint Forces Quarterly, Autumn/Winter 1998-99...2002. Smith, Matthew , Major (USAF), “Successfully Developing Future Joint Leaders,” Norfolk, VA: Joint Forces Staff College, 2005. Stewart

  2. Humanitarian Assistance: Adapting the Process to Meet the Military’s Evolving Role in Non-Traditional Missions

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-12-01

    PEACEKEEPING . . . . ............ . 113 D. COUNTRY PROFILES FOR FUTURE OPERATIONS . . . 115 1. Haiti . . . .................. 116 2. Liberia...devastating tragedy was unfolding in Bangladesh. 34 On the night of April 29, 1991, Bangladesh, was hit by a cyclone named Marian. That evening, 139,000... cyclone followed by a tidal wave would devastate these countries. It was estimated that 500,000 people died, most of the livestock was drowned, almost

  3. Partners in a Great Adventure: Karen Bersche--Alliance Library System, East Peoria, IL

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    As early as junior high school, after she had gone to see The Music Man and came out idolizing Marian, Karen Bersche knew she was destined for librarianship. But she didn't get around to it until after she got a degree in counseling, started her family, and opened her own daycare center. She has more than made up for lost time since, first as…

  4. Einstein on Race and Racism, presented by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor

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    Jerome, Fred; Taylor, Rodger

    2007-10-01

    It is little-known that physicist Albert Einstein strongly held the view that ``Racism is America's worst disease.'' Einstein was active in the fight against racism from the 1930's until his death in 1955. Included among his friends were a number of important Afro-American figures, including the educator W.E.B. DuBois, the actor and basso profundo singer Paul Robeson, and the soprano Marian Anderson. Based on the authors' work ``Einstein on Race and Racism.''

  5. Partners in a Great Adventure: Karen Bersche--Alliance Library System, East Peoria, IL

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    As early as junior high school, after she had gone to see The Music Man and came out idolizing Marian, Karen Bersche knew she was destined for librarianship. But she didn't get around to it until after she got a degree in counseling, started her family, and opened her own daycare center. She has more than made up for lost time since, first as…

  6. The Differential Impact of Women’s Participation in the Arab Spring

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-09-01

    unveiling- revolutionaries-cyberactivism.html. 4 Radsch, “Unveiling the Revolutionaries,” 5–7. 5 Victoria A Newsom and Lara Lengel, “Arab Women, Social...gender segregation represents a distinct challenge to female participation in public life and collective action. Roth contends that one of the...Unveiling the Revolutionaries.” 53 Radsch, “Unveiling the Revolutionaries.” 54 Ibid. 55 Benita Roth and Marian Horan, What are Social Movements and

  7. Exchanging knowledge and working together in COST Action TU1208: Short-Term Scientific Missions on Ground Penetrating Radar

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    Santos Assuncao, Sonia; De Smedt, Philippe; Giannakis, Iraklis; Matera, Loredana; Pinel, Nicolas; Dimitriadis, Klisthenis; Giannopoulos, Antonios; Sala, Jacopo; Lambot, Sébastien; Trinks, Immo; Marciniak, Marian; Pajewski, Lara

    2015-04-01

    This work aims at presenting the scientific results stemming from six Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) funded by the COST (European COoperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 'Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar' (Action Chair: Lara Pajewski, STSM Manager: Marian Marciniak). STSMs are important means to develop linkages and scientific collaborations between participating institutions involved in a COST Action. Scientists have the possibility to go to an institution abroad, in order to undertake joint research and share techniques/equipment/infrastructures that may not be available in their own institution. STSMs are particularly intended for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), i.e., young scientists who obtained their PhD since no more than 8 years when they started to be involved in the Action. Duration of a standard STSM can be from 5 to 90 days and the research activities carried out during this short stay shall specifically contribute to the achievement of the scientific objectives of the supporting COST Action. The first STSM was carried out by Lara Pajewski, visiting Antonis Giannopoulos at The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). The research activities focused on the electromagnetic modelling of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) responses to complex targets. A set of test scenarios was defined, to be used by research groups participating to Working Group 3 of COST Action TU1208, to test and compare different electromagnetic forward- and inverse-scattering methods; these scenarios were modelled by using the well-known finite-difference time-domain simulator GprMax. New Matlab procedures for the processing and visualization of GprMax output data were developed. During the second STSM, Iraklis Giannakis visited Lara Pajewski at Roma Tre University (Italy). The study was concerned with the numerical modelling of horn antennas for GPR. An air-coupled horn antenna was implemented in GprMax and tested in a realistically

  8. Mass Media Fellow Westley spends summer publishing in Newsweek

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    Leifert, Harvey

    If you are a subscriber to Newsweek, you probably remember these stories from the past few months: “Vaccine Revolution,” “Aliens Invade America!,” “A Gymnast's Long Fall,” “Is AIDS Forever?,” and a cover story, “Science Finds God.” They all had something in common, aside from their science focus: at the end of each article was the credit line, “With Marian Westley.” In addition, a story titled “A Long, Wacky Summer,” on recent weather patterns, carried Marian Westley's byline. Who, you may have wondered, is this Marian Westley, who reports with equal aplomb on matters as diverse as epidemiology, meteorology, the predations of nonnative plant species, and the interface between scientists and theologians? Actually, Westley is a graduate student in biological oceanography at the University of Hawaii and a member of AGU. She spent the summer of 1998 as the AAAS/AGU Mass Media Fellow at Newsweek in New York.

  9. California sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) census results, Spring 2017

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Tinker, M. Tim; Hatfield, Brian B.

    2017-09-29

    The 2017 census of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) was conducted between late April and early July along the mainland coast of central California and in April at San Nicolas Island in southern California. The 3-year average of combined counts from the mainland range and San Nicolas Island was 3,186, down by 86 sea otters from the previous year. This is the second year that the official index has exceeded 3,090, the Endangered Species Act delisting threshold identified in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southern Sea Otter Recovery Plan (the threshold would need to be exceeded for 3 consecutive years before delisting consideration). The 5-year average trend in abundance, including both the mainland range and San Nicolas Island populations, remains positive at 2.3 percent per year. Continuing lack of growth in the range peripheries likely explains the cessation of range expansion.

  10. Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program. 2006 Annual Report

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-03-01

    Using 3-D Navier - Stokes Simulation Timothy Madden, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM Applications of Time-Accurate CFD in Order to...shock, penetration, and blast. Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD Provides accurate numerical solution of the equations describing fluid and gas motion...Dick K.P. Yue, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (Office of Naval Research) Molecular Rotors for Nanotechnology Josef Michl

  11. Validation of Biomarkers Predictive of Recurrence Following Prostatectomy

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-04-01

    Yue W, Mosquera JM, Bubley GJ , Li V, Rubin MA, Libermann TA, Sanda MG: Identification of the transcription factor single-minded homologue 2 as a...intraepithelial neoplasia. Histopathology 2005, 47:597–601 35. Maschler S, Gebeshuber CA, Wiedemann EM, Alacakaptan M, Schreiber M, Custic I, Beug H...Strausberg RL, Marie SK, Shinjo SM, Yan H, Riggins GJ , Bigner DD, Karchin R, Papadopoulos N, Parmigiani G, Vogelstein B, Velculescu VE, Kinzler KW: An

  12. Traveling Wave Amplifier Driven by a Large Diameter Annular Electron Beam in a Disk-Loaded Structure

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-10-30

    4867 Yue Ying Lau 5e. TASK NUMBER HD 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER D07D 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION...equations for the fields are derived [6,7]. We next apply the appropriate boundary conditions : (1) tangential electric field must be zero at = ...including the annular electron beam using the technique given by Lau and Chernin [7]. The four boundary conditions given in Section 3.1 still hold

  13. SEPT9_v1 Functions in Breast Cancer Cell Division

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-01-01

    photoreceptors. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) GTPase regulator (RPGR) localizes at the connecting cilium and maintains the polarized distribution of rhodopsin in the...Khanna H. 2008. Retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR) protein isoforms in mammalian retina: Insights into X-linked retinitis pigmentosa and...Am Soc Nephrol 20(1):23–35. Hong D-H, Yue G, Adamian M, Li T. 2001. Retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR)-interacting protein is stably

  14. Interactions and Reactions of Guest Molecules with Nanotubular Materials

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-07-14

    Physics Letters 411, 81-85 (2005). 2. " NMR study of water adsorption in single-walled carbon nanotubes" Shenghua Mao, Alfred Kleinhammes, and Yue Wu...Immobilization in Titania Nanotubes: a Solid-state NMR and Computational-Chemistry Study" Q. Chen, Y. Jia, S.-B. Liu, G. Mogilevsky, A. Kleinhammes, and Y. Wu...conditions has been carried out. A variety of techniques were employed for structural characterization such as microscopy, XRD, Raman, and NMR . NMR has

  15. Assessing China’s Hegemonic Ambitions

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    the Huang Shi Gong San Lue, and the Tang Tai Zong Li Wen Gong Wen Dui, collectively dating from the fifth century B.C. to about the tenth century...the heartland was not fully established until after the migratory stages in the Tang , Song, and Ming Dynasties, where the remaining parts of...chu shi ji ren sheng zhe xue. San jun yue kan no. 163. Taipei. Brehms, Denise. 2001. Observers Debate China’s Economy: Market or Controlled? MIT

  16. Quantifying the Dynamic Ocean Surface Using Underwater Radiometric Measurements

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-09-30

    Radiometric Measurements Dick K.P. Yue Center for Ocean Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Room 5-321 77 Massachusetts Ave...comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number. 1. REPORT DATE 30 SEP 2013 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES ...COVERED 00-00-2013 to 00-00-2013 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Quantifying the Dynamic Ocean Surface Using Underwater Radiometric Measurements 5a

  17. Genetic Variations in SLCO Transporter Genes Contributing to Racial Disparity in Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-10-01

    AWARD NUMBER: W81XWH-14-1-0453 TITLE: Genetic Variations in SLCO Transporter Genes Contributing to Racial Disparity in Aggressiveness of... Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER W81XWH-14-1-0453 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER Yue Wu...prostate cancer aggressiveness ; (2) identify key androgen transporters of which the expression and/or the alteration of expression in cancer relative

  18. Innate Immunity Dysregulation in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-10-01

    Expression of Toll-40 like receptor 9 in bone marrow cells of myelodysplastic syndromes is down -regulated during 41 transformation to overt...Myelodysplastic Syndromes PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Yue Wei CONTRACTING ORGANIZATION: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston TX...30 Sept 2013 – 29 Sept 2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE “Innate Immunity Dysregulation in Myelodysplastic Syndromes ” 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b

  19. Ocean Optics

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-05-01

    sensing and lidar , through measurements and models. 15. SUBJECT TERMS Remote sensing , ocean optics, lidar , underwater imaging, underwater turbulence...scanning system taking advantage of compressive sensing imaging techniques (B. O^ang et al.). Modeling is key in system design and performance...effect has been simulated using a fvlonte Carlo method (Z. Xu and D. K. P. Yue). Active sensing by the means of lidar eliminates many of the issues

  20. ICTNET at Microblog Track in TREC 2014

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-11-01

    International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining , 2006. [5] Jinhua Gao, Guoxin Cui, Shenghua Liu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng. ICTNET at...comparative text mining [C]//Proceedings of the tenth ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining . ACM, 2004: 743-748...1)Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 2)Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology,CAS,100190 3

  1. Is nasopharyngeal cancer really a "Cantonese cancer"?

    PubMed

    Wee, Joseph Tien Seng; Ha, Tam Cam; Loong, Susan Li Er; Qian, Chao-Nan

    2010-05-01

    Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is endemic in Southern China, with Guandong province and Hong Kong reporting some of the highest incidences in the world. The journal Science has called it a "Cantonese cancer". We propose that in fact NPC is a cancer that originated in the Bai Yue ("proto Tai Kadai" or "proto Austronesian" or "proto Zhuang") peoples and was transmitted to the Han Chinese in southern China through intermarriage. However, the work by John Ho raised the profile of NPC, and because of the high incidence of NPC in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, NPC became known as a Cantonese cancer. We searched historical articles, articles cited in PubMed, Google, monographs, books and Internet articles relating to genetics of the peoples with high populations of NPC. The migration history of these various peoples was extensively researched, and where possible, their genetic fingerprint identified to corroborate with historical accounts. Genetic and anthropological evidence suggest there are a lot of similarities between the Bai Yue and the aboriginal peoples of Borneo and Northeast India; between Inuit of Greenland, Austronesian Mayalo Polynesians of Southeast Asia and Polynesians of Oceania, suggesting some common ancestry. Genetic studies also suggest the present Cantonese, Minnans and Hakkas are probably an admixture of northern Han and southern Bai Yue. All these populations have a high incidence of NPC. Very early contact between southern Chinese and peoples of East Africa and Arabia can also account for the intermediate incidence of NPC in these regions.

  2. A Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1998-01-01

    Kricka, LJ (USA) Knight, M (UK) Lundin, A (Sweden) McCapra, F (UK) Meighen, E (Canada) Nicolas, J-C (France) Nicolas, M-T (France) O’Kane, D...USA) Pazzagli, M (Italy) Roda, A (Italy) Schaap, P. (USA) Schräm, E (Belgium) Stanley, P (UK) Stewart, G (UK) Szalay, A (USA) Tsuji, A ...in marine Vibrio. (25 min) B.L. Bassler (US) • The Vibrio fischeri LuxR-LuxI system, a model for quorum sensing in Gram-negative bacteria. (20 min

  3. Probing calculated O2+ potential-energy curves with an XUV-IR pump-probe experiment

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    Cörlin, Philipp; Fischer, Andreas; Schönwald, Michael; Sperl, Alexander; Mizuno, Tomoya; Thumm, Uwe; Pfeifer, Thomas; Moshammer, Robert

    2015-04-01

    We study dissociative photoionization of molecular oxygen in a kinematically complete XUV-IR pump-probe experiment. Detecting charged fragments and photoelectrons in coincidence using a reaction microscope, we observe a pump-probe delay-dependent yield of very low energetic O+ ions which oscillates with a period of 40 fs . This feature is caused by a time-dependent vibrational wave packet in the potential of the binding O2+(a Π4u) state, which is probed by resonant absorption of a single infrared photon to the weakly repulsive O2+(f Π4g) state. By quantitative comparison of the experimental kinetic-energy-release (KER) and quantum-beat (QB) spectra with the results of a coupled-channel simulation, we are able to discriminate between the calculated adiabatic O2+ potential-energy curves (PECs) of Marian et al. [Marian, Marian, Peyerimhoff, Hess, Buenker, and Seger, Mol. Phys. 46, 779 (1982), 10.1080/00268978200101591] and Magrakvelidze et al. [Magrakvelidze, Aikens, and Thumm, Phys. Rev. A 86, 023402 (2012), 10.1103/PhysRevA.86.023402]. In general, we find a good agreement between experimental and simulated KER and QB spectra. However, we could not reproduce all features of the experimental data with these PECs. In contrast, adjusting a Morse potential to the experimental data, most features of the experimental spectra are well reproduced by our simulation. By comparing this Morse potential to theoretically predicted PECs, we demonstrate the sensitivity of our experimental method to small changes in the shape of the binding potential.

  4. A Comparison of New Cadets at USMA with Entering Freshmen at Other Colleges, Class of 1976

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1973-03-01

    86.3 74.3 84.9 Be successful after graduation 21.7 20.3 21.3 21.2 24.0 Find job in nwn field after graduation 80.3"* 53.2 71.9 50.8 57.1 Adopt a child ...within a year after col lege? (skipIf married) . .0 0. 0-0 0 in our society ................ 0..-0... 0.. 0 Adopt a child some day...MacMurray College Madonna College Manchester College Mansfield State Colleye - Marian College of Fon du Lac Marietta College Marlboro College Mars Hill

  5. Early outgassing of Mars supported by differential water solubility of iodine and xenon

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Musselwhite, Donald S.; Drake, Michael J.; Swindle, Timothy D.

    1991-01-01

    The Martian atmosphere has a high X-129/Xe-132 ratio compared to the Martian mantle. As Xe-129 is the daughter product of the extinct nuclide I-129, a means of fractionating iodine from xenon early in Martian history appears necessary to account for the X-129/Xe-132 ratios of its known reservoirs. A model is presented here to account for the Marian xenon data which relies on the very different solubilities of xenon and iodine in water to fractionate them after outgassing. Atmospheric xenon is lost by impact erosion during heavy bombardment, followed by release of Xe-129 produced from I-129 decay in the crust.

  6. Transepithelial transport and mucosal defence I: the role of M cells.

    PubMed

    Neutra, M R; Kraehenbuhl, J P

    1992-05-01

    How do cells of the immune system encounter the majority of antigens that enter the body through the gut and airways? The epithelia lining these systems contain a remarkable cell type, the M cell, that delivers antigens across the epithelium to lymphocytes and macrophages. In this article, Marian Neutra and Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl describe the structure of the M cell, its function in promoting the immune response and its exploitation by invading pathogens. In the next issue of Trends in Cell Biology, these authors will review the other immunological function of epithelia, secretion of polymeric IgA.

  7. Gender and the pre-1945 American Planetarium Community

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Marche', J. D., II

    1999-05-01

    Before 1945, two American women, Maude V. Bennot (b. 1892) and Marian Lockwood (b. 1899), were appointed acting directors of Zeiss-equipped planetaria. Attainment of gender equity in the planetarium community, however, was a temporary measure later erased by the post-war cultural ideology of male superiority. Thereupon, women's roles were subordinated and devoid of the autonomy/authority they had exercised during years of national hardship and emergency. These case studies demonstrate the extension of concepts derived from gender studies in the history of American science to the realm of science popularization.

  8. Early outgassing of Mars supported by differential water solubility of iodine and xenon

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Musselwhite, Donald S.; Drake, Michael J.; Swindle, Timothy D.

    1991-01-01

    The Martian atmosphere has a high X-129/Xe-132 ratio compared to the Martian mantle. As Xe-129 is the daughter product of the extinct nuclide I-129, a means of fractionating iodine from xenon early in Martian history appears necessary to account for the X-129/Xe-132 ratios of its known reservoirs. A model is presented here to account for the Marian xenon data which relies on the very different solubilities of xenon and iodine in water to fractionate them after outgassing. Atmospheric xenon is lost by impact erosion during heavy bombardment, followed by release of Xe-129 produced from I-129 decay in the crust.

  9. Mary, dogma, and psychoanalysis.

    PubMed

    Todd, E H

    1985-06-01

    Why does Mary hold her prominent place in Catholic theology to the extent that five specific dogmas have developed around her? Psychoanalytic theory suggests dogma arises out of the psychic needs of people and psychic needs of people are expressed in dogma. The early views of Erich Fromm, a disciple of Freud, are presented to demonstrate that Marian dogma arose from the psychic needs of the people. The views of both Catholic and Protestant thinkers are presented, as well as theological and psychiatric views.

  10. Applied animal psychology at an American roadside attraction: animal behavior enterprises and the IQ Zoo of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

    PubMed

    Drumm, Patrick

    2009-01-01

    Keller and Marian Breland worked with B. F. Skinner on top-secret behavioral technology during World War II. They later applied that behavioral technology in postwar business ventures that included a roadside attraction called the IQ Zoo. It attracted motorists from across the United States and, like other roadside attractions of the period, was depicted in postcards available for purchase. While conducting research associated with the business, the Brelands discovered the phenomenon of instinctive drift, which significantly advanced subsequent theoretical accounts of the biological factors that influence learning.

  11. Fragaria: A genus with deep historical roots and ripe for evolutionary and ecological insights

    Treesearch

    Aaron Liston; Richard Cronn; Tia-Lynn Ashman

    2014-01-01

    The cultivated strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa , is one of the youngest domesticated plants. Its 18th century origin via hybridization in Europe between the North American F. virginiana and the South American F. chiloensis was documented by the botanist Antoine Nicolas Duchesne. His 1766 “Natural History of Strawberries” is an extraordinary work that integrates...

  12. Arts: Hot tickets 2017

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, Nicola

    2017-01-01

    Robots, DNA and electricity bask in the limelight, as Blade Runner reboots, Kazakhstan gets energetic and a 'space tapestry' rolls out. It's quite a year -- and key anniversaries hit, too, for Canada, the anthropology dynamo the Peabody Museum and architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Nicola Jones reports.

  13. Commensal Bacteria Control Cancer Response to Therapy by Modulating the Tumor Microenvironment | Poster

    Cancer.gov

    Noriho Iida, Amiran Dzutsev, C. Andrew Stewart, Loretta Smith, Nicolas Bouladoux, Rebecca A. Weingarten, Daniel A. Molina, Rosalba Salcedo, Timothy Back, Sarah Cramer, Ren-Ming Dai, Hiu Kiu, Marco Cardone, Shruti Naik, Anil K. Patri, Ena Wang, Francesco M. Marincola, Karen M. Frank, Yasmine Belkaid, Giorgio Trinchieri, Romina S. Goldszmid Science 342(6161):967-970, 2013

  14. 77 FR 66587 - Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Missile Launch...

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    2012-11-06

    ... authorization (LOA) has been issued to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, U.S. Navy (Navy), to take three species of seals and sea lions incidental to missile launch operations from San Nicolas Island... northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi),...

  15. 76 FR 73600 - Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Missile Launch...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-29

    ... authorization (LOA) has been issued to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, U.S. Navy (Navy), to take three species of seals and sea lions incidental to missile launch operations from San Nicolas Island... northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi),...

  16. Intraregional Migration and Social Mobility: A Study of Europeans in the Southern Cone, 1880-1914

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-11-04

    encouraging foreign investment13 was begun during 10 " Constitucion de la Naciön Argentina, Article 25," in Adriana Beatriz Gerpe, ed., "Apendice Legal...of America, 1991: 323-324. Ciria, Nicolas. Espana en mi Corazon. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Campo Soriano, 1978. " Constitucion de la Nacion

  17. Commensal Bacteria Control Cancer Response to Therapy by Modulating the Tumor Microenvironment | Poster

    Cancer.gov

    Noriho Iida, Amiran Dzutsev, C. Andrew Stewart, Loretta Smith, Nicolas Bouladoux, Rebecca A. Weingarten, Daniel A. Molina, Rosalba Salcedo, Timothy Back, Sarah Cramer, Ren-Ming Dai, Hiu Kiu, Marco Cardone, Shruti Naik, Anil K. Patri, Ena Wang, Francesco M. Marincola, Karen M. Frank, Yasmine Belkaid, Giorgio Trinchieri, Romina S. Goldszmid Science 342(6161):967-970, 2013

  18. Incremental Syntactic Language Models for Phrase-Based Translation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    Cocke and Jacob Schwartz. 1970. Program- ming languages and their compilers. Technical report, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York...Federico, Nicola Bertoldi, Brooke Cowan, Wade Shen, Christine Moran, Richard Zens, Chris Dyer, Ondrej Bojar, Alexandra Con- stantin, and Evan Herbst. 2007

  19. Operation Odyssey Dawn and Lessons for the Future

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-02-14

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and British Prime Minister David Cameron joined French president Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace for a...CAOC in Poggio Renatico, Italy charged with taking the lead from Ramstein had significant communications issues at handoff, the 603d AOC continued

  20. Temperature, Moisture, and Strain Rate Effects on the Compressive Mechanical Behavior of Nylon 6/6

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    1988-10-01

    Los Alamos, NM 87545 Attn: Dr. T. Nicolas Wright- Patterson AFB, OH 45433-6503 D. R. Lesuer, LLNL, L-342 W. W. Feng, LLNL, L-342 University of...Prof. W. Y. Lu 8000 J. C. Crawford Lexington, KY 40506 Attn: 8100 E. E. Ives Northwestern University 8300 P. L. Mattern Attn: Prof. I. M. Daniel 8400

  1. When Curriculum Meets Art

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    Giardina, Nicola

    2016-01-01

    A three-year grant program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City encourages teachers to draw connections between curricular topics and works of art. In this article, museum educator Nicola Giardina describes how the program uses inquiry-based lessons to create meaningful learning experiences for underserved students. She highlights…

  2. BAAL/CUP Seminar 2016: New Plurilingual Pathways for Integration: Immigrants and Language Learning in the 21st Century

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    Bermingham, Nicola; Higham, Gwennan

    2017-01-01

    This seminar was held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, on 27 May 2016. It was jointly organised by BAAL members Nicola Bermingham (Heriot-Watt University) and Gwennan Higham (Swansea University) in collaboration with COST Action IS1306 New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges, and supported by the Intercultural…

  3. Women Behaving Badly: Dahl's Witches Meet the Women of the Eighties.

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    Bird, Anne-Marie

    1998-01-01

    Investigates the issue of misogyny in Roald Dahl's 1983 book and Nicolas Roeg's 1989 film, "The Witches." Looks at the general differences in the two texts--the most explicit difference is in the film's ending. Explores the significance of the witch in the book and to what extent Roeg's film uses the implied connection between evil and gender. (PA)

  4. 78 FR 28701 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    ... Nicolas), c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/ o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA...) . 3. CUECA VILLARAGA, Hernan, c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BOGOTA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 11352426... (Colombia) (individual) . 6. FERNANDEZ LUNA, Tiberio, c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR S.A., Bogota...

  5. Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Highly Porous Materials in Sensing Applications

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    2007-04-01

    materials with applications in synthesis and catalysis”, Tetrahedron 59, 2025- 2057 (2003). 4. J. J. Becker and M.R. Gagne , “Exploiting the synergy...Dong Min Wu, Nicolas Fang, Xiang Zhang, Joseph Roberts , and Kenneth J. Shea, “Functional Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Microstructures Fabricated Using

  6. The African Heritage in Spanish Caribbean Literature.

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    Smart, Ian I.

    1981-01-01

    Uses Fanon's concept of the Manichean colonial situation and his Dialectical Theory of Identification to explore images of African heritage in the works of two mulatto Cuban poets, Gabriel de la Concepcion Valdez (1809-1844) and Nicolas Guillen (born 1902). (GC)

  7. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (11th, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 20-23, 1989), Volume 2: Plenary Lectures and Symposia.

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    Maher, Carolyn A., Ed.; Goldin, Gerald A., Ed.; Davis, Robert B., Ed.

    This document reports on the 11th annual conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA). Plenary and response lectures and speakers include: "The Description and Analysis of Mathematical Processes" (Nicolas Herscovics); "To Know Mathematics is to Go Beyond Thinking That…

  8. The Impact of Dynamic Assessment: An Exploration of the Views of Children, Parents and Teachers

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    Lawrence, Nicola; Cahill, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    A qualitative research project was carried out to explore the views of children with special educational needs, their parents and teachers about one aspect of educational psychology practice: the dynamic assessment of cognitive skills. The research was carried out in a highly diverse and inclusive borough in East London, by Nicola Lawrence from…

  9. A Quadrotor Sensor Platform

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    2008-08-01

    Alain Martin , and Nicolas Petit. “Using Magnetic Disturbances to Improve IMU-Based Position Estimation”. In Proceedings of the European Control...Conference, pp. 2853–2858, Kos, Greece, Jul. 2–5, 2007. [45] Daniel Cruz, James McClintock, Brent Perteet, Omar A.A. Orqueda, Uyan Cao, and Rafael Fierro

  10. University of Glasgow at TREC 2012: Experiments with Terrier in Medical Records, Microblog, and Web Tracks

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    2012-11-01

    Univ. of Glasgow, 2003. [2] G. Amati, E. Ambrosi, M. Bianchi, C. Gaibisso, and G. Gambosi. FUB, IASI -CNR and Univ. of Tor Vergata at TREC 2007 Blog track...In Proc. of TREC, 2007. [3] G. Amati, G. Amodeo, M. Bianchi, G. Marcone, C. Gaibisso, A. Celi, C. De Nicola and M. Flammini. FUB, IASI -CNR, UNIVAQ

  11. Closing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools: Three Challenges in an Unequal Society

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    McCluskey, Gillean

    2017-01-01

    Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has recently said, "Improving school attainment is arguably the single most important objective in this programme for Government" (Parliamentary address, 1 September 2015). Scotland's levels of academic attainment have become an increasing focus for debate amid continuing concerns that children…

  12. All about the Pencil

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    Stevens, Sue

    2006-01-01

    This article presents the history of pencils. Graphite, which is the main component that makes pencils write, was first discovered to be useful in marking the sheep of local farmers in Borrowdale, England in 1954. This graphite left a much darker mark than lead, which made it ideal for use by writers and artists. Around, 1795, Nicolas-Jacques…

  13. Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Meeting, National Association of Schools of Music.

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    National Association of Schools of Music, Reston, VA.

    Special remarks, reports, and presentations from the anniversary meeting are offered. Topics covered include: advice to students and teachers; teaching in hard times; the arts and the campus; esthetic education: dialogue about the musical experience; affirmative action; the Greek connection; the 31-note equal tuning of Nicola Vincentino;…

  14. All about the Pencil

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    Stevens, Sue

    2006-01-01

    This article presents the history of pencils. Graphite, which is the main component that makes pencils write, was first discovered to be useful in marking the sheep of local farmers in Borrowdale, England in 1954. This graphite left a much darker mark than lead, which made it ideal for use by writers and artists. Around, 1795, Nicolas-Jacques…

  15. Modern Vernacular.

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    Taggart, Jim

    2002-01-01

    Describes the design of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in British Columbia, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, consultants, and cost, as well as floor plans and photographs. Discusses how the design for this First Nations school blends aboriginal constructs and…

  16. A Need to Know: Islamic History and the School Curriculum

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    Kinloch, Nicolas

    2005-01-01

    In this article, Nicolas Kinloch questions some of the principal justifications often advanced for teaching Islamic history in schools. In particular, he wants to move us beyond our concern with current events in the Middle East. He suggests that there are dangers in looking at Islamic history if it is merely refracted through the experience of…

  17. The Cycle of Deprivation: Myths and Misconceptions

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    Welshman, John

    2008-01-01

    The year 2006 marked the 30th anniversary of the publication of Michael Rutter and Nicola Madge's Cycles of Disadvantage (1976). As such, it provides an opportunity to take stock of debates over an alleged cycle of deprivation, both in the 1970s, and more recently. This article seeks to use historical methods in order to outline some areas in…

  18. The African Heritage in Spanish Caribbean Literature.

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    Smart, Ian I.

    1981-01-01

    Uses Fanon's concept of the Manichean colonial situation and his Dialectical Theory of Identification to explore images of African heritage in the works of two mulatto Cuban poets, Gabriel de la Concepcion Valdez (1809-1844) and Nicolas Guillen (born 1902). (GC)

  19. Faith, Friendship and Learning: Intercultural Communication in the Republic of Letters

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    Austin, Kenneth; Anderson, Wendy

    2010-01-01

    This article uses the renowned antiquarian Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580-1637) as a case study to examine the intellectual and religious culture of the early seventeenth century. In particular, using his extensive correspondence, it investigates the manner in which the exchange of letters could be used to reinforce the identity of one…

  20. Designing Tomorrow's Schools.

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    de la Garza Reyna, Jaime

    2003-01-01

    Summarizes presentations from a 2002 seminar on designing schools for tomorrow. The four presentations are: "Developing Digital Work Areas for Education in France" (Nicolas Chung); "The School of the Future: An Italian Perspective" (Giorgio Ponti); "Measures for School Facilities in Japan" (Naoto Fukabori); and…

  1. The doubt fighter

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    2011-08-01

    Science historian and 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year award-winner Naomi Oreskes talks to Nicola Jones about her latest book Merchants of Doubt (co-authored with Erik Conway), which documents how scientists obscured the truth on global warming.

  2. Women Behaving Badly: Dahl's Witches Meet the Women of the Eighties.

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    Bird, Anne-Marie

    1998-01-01

    Investigates the issue of misogyny in Roald Dahl's 1983 book and Nicolas Roeg's 1989 film, "The Witches." Looks at the general differences in the two texts--the most explicit difference is in the film's ending. Explores the significance of the witch in the book and to what extent Roeg's film uses the implied connection between evil and gender. (PA)

  3. Degree Completion for Aboriginal People in British Columbia: A Case Study

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    Price, Ruth; Burtch, Brian

    2010-01-01

    This article presents a case study of a First Nations educational initiative in British Columbia. Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Integrated Studies Program created two unique adult education programs in response to a request from the Aboriginal-operated Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT); this request involved the two institutions…

  4. When Curriculum Meets Art

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    Giardina, Nicola

    2016-01-01

    A three-year grant program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City encourages teachers to draw connections between curricular topics and works of art. In this article, museum educator Nicola Giardina describes how the program uses inquiry-based lessons to create meaningful learning experiences for underserved students. She highlights…

  5. Response to Rollock

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    Woods, Ruth

    2008-01-01

    This article presents the author's response to Nicola Rollock's critique on the author's paper in which the author has argued that ethnographic data should be more widely used in psychology (Woods 2005, 2007b). Rollock argues that the paper neglects Zak's level of educational achievement, and fails to critically interrogate his teachers' actions…

  6. Teaching and Learning Tibetan: The Role of the Tibetan Language in Tibet's Future. Roundtable before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session (April 7, 2003).

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    2003

    This roundtable focused on issues related to the role of the Tibetan language in Tibet's future. A statement by Nicolas Tournadre, Associate Professor of Linguistics, the University of Paris, France, addresses "The Dynamics of Tibetan-Chinese Bilingualism: The Current Situation and Future Prospects" (e.g., the first regulation protecting…

  7. Careers and people

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    2010-09-01

    The late Nicola Cabibbo of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan of the University of Texas at Austin have been awarded the 2010 Dirac Medal for their "fundamental contributions to the understanding of weak interactions and other aspects of theoretical physics".

  8. NASEN Academic Book Award 1999.

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    Galloway, David; Fowlie, Anne; Pearson, Sue; Williams, Anna

    2000-01-01

    This article discusses the winners of the British National Association for Special Education Needs book award for 1999: "Literature for All" by Nicola Grove and "Promoting Inclusive Practice" edited by Christina Tilstone and others. The winners are chosen for their ability to inform and inspire special education professionals.…

  9. Combined Administration of Recombinant Human Megakaryocyte Growth and Development Factor and Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor Enhances Multilineage Hematopoietic Reconstitution in Nonhuman Primates after Radiation-Induced Marrow Aplasia

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    1996-05-01

    9000; Serono-Baker, Allentown, PA) and differential counts (Wright-Giemsa stain; auto- mated slide stainer , Elkhart, IN). Assessment of hematologic...Begley, G.R. Johnson , N.A. Nicola, A.F. Lopez, and D.J. Williamsen. 1986. Effects of purified bacterially synthesized murine multi- CSF (IL-3) on

  10. Transitions in the Arab World: Spring or Fall?

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    2011-01-01

    president Ferdinand Marcos; or were executed, as was the fate of Roma - nian leader Nicolae Ceauşescu in 1989. While some autocratic regimes displayed dogged...Thus, Saudi Arabia is trying to gain admission of Jordan and Morocco to the Gulf Cooperation Council, joining the “king’s club ” of Gulf Arab countries

  11. PubMed

    1995-10-18

    Royal London hospital nurses Nicola Eccersley, left, and Cathy Green laid a wreath List week at the statue of nurse Edith Cavell to mark the 80th anniversary' of her death. She was executed in 1915 after helping allied troops escape from occupied Belgium during World War 1.

  12. California Coast

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    2014-05-15

    ... of the San Joaquin valley. Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands, warmed by the morning sun, are visible through the marine stratus ... bank is San Nicolas Island, and further up the coast are the Channel Islands. The Los Angeles basin is just south of center; San Diego is at ...

  13. 21st Century Strategy Needs Sun Tzu

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    2012-03-22

    strategies. According to Stephens and Baker, other theorists have embraced Sun Tzu’s thoughts on deception with Machiavelli arguing that a flexible...American Power,” available at http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1199, (accessed 12 September 2011). 18 Alan Stephens and Nicola

  14. Camus: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Seies.

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    Bree, Germaine, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Germaine Bree, Nicola Chairmonte, Serge Doubrovsky, Justin O'Brien, Wilfrid Sheed, Roger Quilliot, Thomas L. Hanna, Bernard C. Murchland, Henri Peyre, S. Beynon John, Rachel Bespaloff, Jean-Paul Sartre, Robert Champigny,…

  15. The Impact of Dynamic Assessment: An Exploration of the Views of Children, Parents and Teachers

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    Lawrence, Nicola; Cahill, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    A qualitative research project was carried out to explore the views of children with special educational needs, their parents and teachers about one aspect of educational psychology practice: the dynamic assessment of cognitive skills. The research was carried out in a highly diverse and inclusive borough in East London, by Nicola Lawrence from…

  16. Inhibition of Ras Signaling in Neurofibromitosis

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    2010-07-01

    regulates the level of tyrosine phosphorylation on targets within T cells, among them the critical T cell tyrosine kinase Zap -70 (Boris et al., 2011). In...ASSOCIATED PROTEIN ( ZAP )-70 AND T CELL RECEPTOR (TCR) SIGNALING PATHWAYS” in revision J. Biol. Chem. 4. Qiang Lu, Nicolas Nassar and Jin Wang “An

  17. Camus: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Seies.

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    Bree, Germaine, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Germaine Bree, Nicola Chairmonte, Serge Doubrovsky, Justin O'Brien, Wilfrid Sheed, Roger Quilliot, Thomas L. Hanna, Bernard C. Murchland, Henri Peyre, S. Beynon John, Rachel Bespaloff, Jean-Paul Sartre, Robert Champigny,…

  18. RaPAL Bulletin, Numbers 5-13, 1988-1990.

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    RaPAL Bulletin, 1988

    1988-01-01

    This document consists of a 3-year compilation (9 issues) of the RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacy) Bulletin. Typical articles are: "Student Involvement in Research" (a report of a workshop by Alex Golightly, Nick Nicola, and Marilyn Stone); part of a dialogue between Paolo Freire and Ira Shor, writer/educators of Brazil and…

  19. 50 CFR 216.158 - Renewal of Letters of Authorization.

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    2012-10-01

    ... Nicolas Island, CA § 216.158 Renewal of Letters of Authorization. (a) A Letter of Authorization issued... monitoring undertaken during the upcoming 12 months; (2) Timely receipt of the monitoring reports required... are in need of reconsideration, and (2) Proposed changes to the mitigation and monitoring requirements...

  20. JAK/STAT: the enigma within the mystery of NMDAR-LTD.

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    Sacktor, Todd C

    2012-01-26

    In this issue of Neuron, Nicolas et al. (2012) show that JAK2/STAT3 signaling, a canonical pathway for transmitting information from the cell membrane to the nucleus, is critical for NMDAR-LTD, even in the absence of new DNA transcription.

  1. RaPAL Bulletin, Numbers 5-13, 1988-1990.

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    RaPAL Bulletin, 1988

    1988-01-01

    This document consists of a 3-year compilation (9 issues) of the RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacy) Bulletin. Typical articles are: "Student Involvement in Research" (a report of a workshop by Alex Golightly, Nick Nicola, and Marilyn Stone); part of a dialogue between Paolo Freire and Ira Shor, writer/educators of Brazil and…

  2. 76 FR 27175 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G

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    ... BLANCPAIN PHILIPPE PIERRE BLUM MARTHA BOEHM MICHAEL SCOTT BOMPAS GEORGE G. BONDOUX JAMES ANDRE BONELLI... CADARSO CARLOS CALAME STEVEN NICOLAS GEORGE CANOEN KIRSTEN TAUCHER CAREY PATRICK GEORGE CATTAUI MICHAEL... MICHAEL KATO KAORU KATO NOBUKO KEATS BARRY R KEMELMAN ARNON KERR MAYA CHANTAI KEUNG PAUL HINSUM KEUNG...

  3. Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group = Groupe Canadien d'etude en didactique des matematiques. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, May 27-31, 1989).

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    Pereira-Mendoza, Lionel, Ed.; Quigley, Martyn, Ed.

    These conference proceedings include two invited lectures, four working group reports, five topic group reports, a list of participants, and a list of previous proceedings. The invited lectures were: "Teaching Mathematical Proof: Relevance and Complexity of a Social Approach" (Nicolas Balacheff) and "Geometry Is Alive and…

  4. CTC Sentinel. Volume 6, Issue 11-12, November 2013

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    2013-11-01

    Court af- firmed the decision. See personal interviews, Brescia prosecutor Antonio Chiappani and El Abboubi’s lawyer, Nicola Mannatrizio, Brescia...yihadista son compatibles?: una reflexión sobre el caso de Mohamed Jarmoune en Brescia,” Real Instituto Elcano, April 17, 2012. 41 Since an early age

  5. STS-99 / Endeavour SRTM Science Briefing and Applications from JSC

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    The primary objective of the STS-99 mission was to complete high resolution mapping of large sections of the Earth's surface using the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), a specially modified radar system. This radar system produced unrivaled 3-D images of the Earth's Surface. This videotape shows a science press briefing. The panel members are Michael Kobrick, the SRTM Project Scientist at JPL; Thomas Henning, SRTM Program Manager at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency; Diane Evans, the Director of the Earth Sciences Program at NASA; and Marian Werner, XSAR Project Manager for the DLR, Deutschen Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany's National Aerospace Research Center. Michael Kobrick explained the mechanics of interferometric measurements of the Earth. He explained and demonstrated with a scale model the deployable mast's use. He also explained the importance of the attitude and orbit determination avionics. A brief animated video showing how four beams would give a 225 km wide swath of the Earth topography was viewed. Thomas Henning discussed some of the usage of the digital terrain elevation data for flood relief planning, cell phone station placement, military planning for command and control centers, and flight simulation. He explained that public access to the most precise data would be limited. Diane Evans described data usage in flood prediction, earthquake fault identification and archeology. Marian Werner described the German and Italian input to the project. The questions from the press concerned the time to process this data, and the reasons for the limited access to the more precise data.

  6. STS-99 / Endeavour SRTM Science Briefing and Applications from JSC

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    The primary objective of the STS-99 mission was to complete high resolution mapping of large sections of the Earth's surface using the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), a specially modified radar system. This radar system produced unrivaled 3-D images of the Earth's Surface. This videotape shows a science press briefing. The panel members are Michael Kobrick, the SRTM Project Scientist at JPL; Thomas Henning, SRTM Program Manager at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency; Diane Evans, the Director of the Earth Sciences Program at NASA; and Marian Werner, XSAR Project Manager for the DLR, Deutschen Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany's National Aerospace Research Center. Michael Kobrick explained the mechanics of interferometric measurements of the Earth. He explained and demonstrated with a scale model the deployable mast's use. He also explained the importance of the attitude and orbit determination avionics. A brief animated video showing how four beams would give a 225 km wide swath of the Earth topography was viewed. Thomas Henning discussed some of the usage of the digital terrain elevation data for flood relief planning, cell phone station placement, military planning for command and control centers, and flight simulation. He explained that public access to the most precise data would be limited. Diane Evans described data usage in flood prediction, earthquake fault identification and archeology. Marian Werner described the German and Italian input to the project. The questions from the press concerned the time to process this data, and the reasons for the limited access to the more precise data.

  7. Perceptual blurring and recognition memory: A desirable difficulty effect revealed.

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    Rosner, Tamara M; Davis, Hanae; Milliken, Bruce

    2015-09-01

    Recent research in the area of desirable difficulty--defined as processing difficulty at either encoding or retrieval that improves long-term retention--has demonstrated that perceptually blurring an item makes processing less fluent, but does not improve remembering (Yue et al., 2013). This result led us to examine more closely perceptual blurring as a potential desirable difficulty. In Experiment 1, better recognition of blurry than clear words was observed, a result that contrasts with those reported by Yue et al. This result was replicated in Experiment 2, in which both mixed-list and pure-list designs were used. The following experiments were conducted to determine when blurring does and does not result in enhanced remembering. The desirable difficulty effect observed in Experiments 1 and 2 was replicated in Experiments 3A, 3B, and 3C, despite varying encoding intent during study, context reinstatement at the time of test, study list length, and the nature of the distractor task between study and test phases. It was only in Experiments 4A and 4B that a null effect of perceptual blurring on remembering was found. These experiments demonstrated that (1) the level of blurring used is critical, with a lower blurring level producing results similar to Yue et al. (2013), and (2) the introduction of judgments of learning at the time of study eliminated the benefit of blurring on remembering. These results extend the desirable difficulty principle to encoding manipulations involving perceptual blurring, and identify judgments of learning at encoding as a powerful moderator of this particular desirable difficulty effect. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. VITAL: Vanguard Investigations of Therapeutic Approaches to Lung Cancer

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    2011-07-01

    agent-induced modulation of death receptors. Ap- optosis 10:1203–1210. Sun SY, Yue P, Dawson MI, Shroot B, Michel S, Lamph WW, Heyman RA, Teng M...low density lipoproteins and vitamin E levels increase in maternal blood during normal pregnancy. Lipids 2001;36:361–6. 58. Ebbert JO, Yang P, Vachon CM...Dawson MI, Shroot B, Michel S, Lamph WW, et al. Differential effects of synthetic nuclear retinoid receptor-selective retinoids on the growth of

  9. Behind the Periscope: Leadership in China’s Navy

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    2013-12-01

    Liberation Army Conducts Sea and Air Live Fire Exercise” (1996 nian 3 yue 20 ri zhongguo renmin jiefangjun zai donghai he nanhai jinxing haikong shidan...1990s as captain of the Luda-class destroyer Zunyi, which took part in live- fire exercises during the Taiwan Strait crisis in 1996.224 North Sea...Weilie in East China’s Jiangsu Province.677 In the 1990s, VADM Jiang served as captain of the Luda destroyer Zunyi, which took part in live- fire

  10. Proceedings of the European Conference on the Application of Polar Dielectrics (2nd) to Celebrate the Anniversary of the Dielectric Society (25th), Incorporating the International Workshop on Integrated Ferroelectrics (1st) Held in London (United Kingdom) on 12-15 April 1992

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    1993-04-01

    79 Tf18. PULSED PLASMA DEPOSITION OF LEAD LANTHANUM ZIRCONATE TITANATE(PLZT) AND LEAD LANTHANUM TITANATE(PLT) I. P. LLEWELLYN, R. A. HEINECKE, K. L...PAN, C.-F. YUE AND S. SUN 97 ThI3. THERMODYNAMIC PHENOMENOLOGY OF SELECTED COMPOSITIONS IN THE LANTHANUM -MODIFIED LEAD ZIRCONATE-TITANATE SOLID SOLUTION...PETZELT, R. ZURMIJHLEN, A. BELL, S. KAMBA, G. V. KOZLOV, A. A. VOLKOV AND N. SETTER 205 DiP233. DIELECTRIC LOSS OF FERROELECTRIC LITHIUM TRIHYDROGEN

  11. Angiotensin II: a candidate for an aldosterone-independent mediator of potassium preservation during volume depletion.

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    Hoover, Robert S

    2011-02-01

    Two different stimulators of aldosterone secretion, high-potassium diet and low-sodium diet, have disparate effects on potassium secretion in the distal nephron. The mechanism by which the kidney preserves potassium in the face of a high-aldosterone, volume-depleted state has engendered much thought. Yue et al. now propose that angiotensin II inhibits the renal outer medullary potassium channel (ROMK1) through stimulation of the protein tyrosine kinase c-Src, perhaps acting as a signal to differentiate volume depletion from a high-potassium diet.

  12. Uta stansburiana and Elgaria multicarinata on the California Channel Islands: Natural dispersal or artificial introduction?

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    Mahoney, Meredith J.; Parks, Duncan S.M.; Fellers, Gary M.

    2003-01-01

    Uta stansburiana and Elgaria multicarinata occur on several California Channel Islands, and recent introduction of some populations has been suggested because of similarity in life-history traits and body size to mainland populations. We sequenced representatives of each species from mainland southern California and some of the islands on which they occur. For each species, cytochrome bsequence divergence is low across the narrow geographic area sampled. Analyses of 14 haplotypes of U. stansburiana suggest long-established residency on Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands but more recent arrival on San Nicolas and Santa Cruz Islands. Analyses of eight haplotypes of E. multicarinata suggest these lizards may have been recently transported to San Nicolas Island.

  13. HiRISE Observations of Dynamical Phenomena on Mars

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    Hansen, Candice; Thomas, Nicolas; McEwen, Alfred

    Candice Hansen, candice.j.hansen@jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States Candice Hansen, candice.j.hansen@jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States Nicolas Thomas, nicolas.thomas@space.unibe.ch University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Alfred McEwen, mcewen@pirl.lpl.arizona.edu Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, Arizona, United States The HiRISE Team Alan Delamere Eric Eliason John Grant Virginia Gulick Kenneth Herkenhoff Laszlo Keszthelyi Randolph Kirk Michael Mellon Steven Squyres Cathy Weitz Chris Okubo Shane Byrne Patrick Russell The presentation will provide a review of recent observations by the HiRISE imaging system onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Emphasis will be placed on dynamical phenomena such as avalanches, dune motion, and jet activity at the poles.

  14. Folk Theorems on the Correspondence between State-Based and Event-Based Systems

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    Reniers, Michel A.; Willemse, Tim A. C.

    Kripke Structures and Labelled Transition Systems are the two most prominent semantic models used in concurrency theory. Both models are commonly believed to be equi-expressive. One can find many ad-hoc embeddings of one of these models into the other. We build upon the seminal work of De Nicola and Vaandrager that firmly established the correspondence between stuttering equivalence in Kripke Structures and divergence-sensitive branching bisimulation in Labelled Transition Systems. We show that their embeddings can also be used for a range of other equivalences of interest, such as strong bisimilarity, simulation equivalence, and trace equivalence. Furthermore, we extend the results by De Nicola and Vaandrager by showing that there are additional translations that allow one to use minimisation techniques in one semantic domain to obtain minimal representatives in the other semantic domain for these equivalences.

  15. A new bathyal sipunculan from Southern California, with ecological notes

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    Thompson, Bruce E.

    1980-11-01

    Golfingia (Nephasoma) nicolasi n. sp. is described. It is a long, slender species with a filiform introvert that is 6 to 7 times the length of the trunk. The species was often the numerically dominant taxon in samples collected from the San Nicolas Basin, California, and was also callected from several other basins off southern California. Analyses of several collections from the San Nicolas Basin show that the population was spatially patchy; temporal variation was also indicated but only one year was sampled adequately. Average population densities were highest at the base of the slopes descending into the basin from the highly productive Santa Rosa-Cortes Ridge and Tanner Bank. G. nicolasi appears to feed on the large amounts of organic detritus that accumulate from this source.

  16. Lacaille : Lacaille 250 years on

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    Warner, Brian

    2002-04-01

    Brian Warner, Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, tells the story of Nicolas Louis de Lacaille's sojourn in South Africa. Two hundred and fifty years ago French astronomer Nicolas Louis de la Caille spent two years at the Cape of Good Hope, carrying out astronomical and geodetic observations that had long-lasting repercussions. His measurements of the positions of nearly 10 000 southern stars led to the definition of the southern constellations which are used to this day; his discrepant measurement of the radius of the Earth provided a challenge that took much 19th-century labour to rectify, but led to an accurate trigonometric survey of South Africa that would otherwise not have occurred until much later.

  17. Simulation of Ductile Failure in Metals Under Dynamic Loading Conditions Using Advanced Material Damage Modeling

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2004-07-01

    Strutture Ambiente e Territorio Facoltà di Ingegneria Università di Cassino via Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy RESEARCH...Disclosure of all subject inventions as defined in FAR 52.227-13 have been reported in accordance with this clause I certify that there were...no subject inventions to declare as defined in FAR 52.227-13, during the performance of this contract. Date: July 15, 2004 Nicola Bonora

  18. Argo Navis

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    (the Ship) a large southern constellation representing the ship Argo of Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology whose brightest stars were cataloged by Ptolemy (c. AD 100-175) in the Almagest. It was divided up by the French astronomer Nicolas L de Lacaille (1713-62), who charted the southern sky in 1751-2, into the constellations Carina (the Keel), Vela (the Sails), Puppis (the Poop or Stern)...

  19. Latin America Report No. 2721.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    EUROPE—The newly designated finance minister, Nicolas Rigoberto Monge Lopez , left last week for Europe to visit several countries on an official...disclose the nature of his mission upon his return." Unoffi- cially, however, it appears that Monge Lopez must be trying to get help from the European...It was revealed that Monge Lopez will return at the beginning of June. [Article] [San Salvador EL MUNDO in Spanish 27 Jun 83 p 29] 12448 CSO

  20. Sweetening Android Lemon Markets: Measuring and Curbing Malware in Application Marketplaces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-06-08

    Sweetening Android Lemon Markets: Measuring and Curbing Malware in Application Marketplaces Timothy Vidas and Nicolas Christin...Performance Evaluation Minimal network overhead is crucial as many carriers now have limited data plans . Currently, a typical RSA key found in the...Felt et al. also provide a survey of much of the mobile malware discovered form 2009 to 2011 in [20]. In [34], Vidas et al. observe application

  1. Effects of Quality Composts and Other Organic Amendments and Their Humic and Fulvic Acid Fractions on the Germination and Early Growth of Slickspot Peppergrass (Lepidium Papilliferum) and Switchgrass in Various Experimental Conditions

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-03-01

    CONDITIONS NAME OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: SENESI NICOLA-PROFESSOR NAME OF CONTRACTOR: UNIVERSITA’ DI BARI CONTRACT NO: W911NF-08- 1 -0076...PURCHASE REQUEST PROJECT NOR: W90C2K1251EN01 2nd INTERIM REPORT REPORT PERIOD: OCTOBER 1 , 2008-MARCH 31, 2009 STATEMENT: “THE RESEARCH REPORTED...collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources

  2. Mineral resource of the month: beryllium

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    ,

    2013-01-01

    The article discusses information about Beryllium. It notes that Beryllium is a light metal that has a gray color. The metal is used in the production of parts and devices including bearings, computer-chip heat sinks, and output windows of X-ray tubes. The article mentions Beryllium's discovery in 1798 by French chemist, Louis-Nicolas Vanquelin. It cites that bertrandite and beryl are the principal mineral components for the commercial production of beryllium.

  3. Demonstration of the MPV at Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area in Hawaii

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-10-01

    TECHNICAL REPORT Demonstration of the MPV at Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area in Hawaii ESTCP Project MR-201228 OCTOBER 2015 Nicolas... Hawaii in January 2014 as part of the ESTCP Live-Site Program for Munitions Response. The MPV is an electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor designed... Hawaii HASP Health and Safety Plan IDA Institute for Defense Analyses IVS Instrument Verification Strip m Meter mm Millimeter MPV Man Portable

  4. Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Is the Commander Getting What is Needed?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-02-23

    1915 when Nicola Tesla proposed that an armed, pilotless-aircraft could be used to defend the United States. 6 By 1917, the U.S. Army Air Corps was...SIGINT, AIS, weapons, and supplies . They too must meet DoD airworthiness requirements. There are stringent air space requirements 9 levied against...mission areas. The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAS will enhance their situational awareness and shorten the sensor-to- shooter kill chain

  5. Ontological Engineering and Mapping in Multiagent Systems Development

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-03-01

    Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 2001. Uschold, M. and M. Gruninger. “ONTOLOGIES: Principles, Methods and Applications.” Knowledge Engineering Review...design documents [DeLoach and others 2001]. The transformations from each step in MaSE are formally defined and provide the engineering approach...for knowledge engineering or artificial intelligence. Nicola Guarino compares the various definitions and the differences in their meaning in

  6. 2005 22nd International Symposium on Ballistics Volume 2 Wednesday

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-11-18

    University Interior Ballistics/Launch Dynamics Poster Session 8:10 am - 9:50 am November 17 1017 In-Bore Mechanics Analysis of the M855 Projectile ... shapes , pairs and position) of lift-canards and wings strongly affect aerodynamic characteristics. So for any extended-range projectile , the... Projectiles , Nicolas Parise, SNC Technologies, Inc; Alain Dupuis, Precision Weapons Section, Defense Research and Development Canada The Use of

  7. Puppis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    (the Poop or Stern; abbrev. Pup, gen. Puppis; area 673 sq. deg.) A southern constellation which lies between Canis Major and Vela, and culminates at midnight in early January. It was introduced by the French astronomer Nicolas L de Lacaille (1713-62), who charted the southern sky in 1751-2, from stars that formed part of the ancient constellation of Argo Navis (the Ship), which had been included ...

  8. It’s Time to Fight Back: Operationalizing Network Defense

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-01-01

    Fall 2010 | 29 Views & Analyses It’s Time to Fight Back “Operationalizing” Network Defense Mr. Nicolas Adam Fraser Lt Col Robert J. Kaufman III...tenant Colonel Rydell as a senior associate with Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. All served tours on the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team. The...warfare constructs with the goal of ensuring that network warfare operations carry out the Air Force’s stated mission: “to fly, fight , and win . . . in

  9. Cabibbo mixing and the experiments that proved it

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    Winston, Roland

    2012-12-01

    The "leaning structure" of weak interactions that now encompasses flavor mixing of three quark families and even CP violation started with Nicola Cabibbo's proposal in the context of hyperon decays that the d and s quarks are "rotated" by an angle (Cabibbo angle). I will recall the origins of this radical idea and recount the key experiments that established its validity. In addition I will suggest possible new hyperon experiments.

  10. History of Sciences in Moldova (Antioch Cantemir and Amphiloch)

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    Gaina, Alex

    1997-02-01

    A short biography with an account of the contribution to astronomy and mathematics by Antioch Cantemir (Kantemir)(1709-1744), one of the first modern Russian writers, ambasadeur of Russia in France, the son of Moldavian prince Dimitrie Cantemir(Kantemir), and disciple of Josef Nicolas de l'Isle is given. The paper contains a comparision with the astronomical part of the "Gramair of Physics" by Amphiloch Hotiniul (1735-1800) concerning extraterestrial life.

  11. An Evaluation of the Arctic - Will it Become an Area of Cooperation or Conflict?

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    2011-03-01

    products/f35/. 213 Nicolas von Kospoth, “Norwegian Navy Receives Last of Five Fridtjof Nansen -Class Frigates Defence Professionals,” January 20, 2011...fighter.”212 Norway has also begun the renewal of its ageing Cold war maritime capability. In June of 2000, the government ordered five Fridtjof ... Nansen -class Aegis frigates to replace the aging Oslo-class frigates. As of January 18, 2011, all of the new frigates have been commissioned.213 The

  12. East Europe Report, Economic and Industrial Affairs.

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    1984-06-13

    Vasile Spiru; REVISTA ECONOMICA, No 17, 27 Apr 84) 46 Decree on Improving International Auto Transport (BULETINUL OFICIAL, No 35, 21 Apr 84) 50...the necessary shift work at peak demand times as well as the best possible sprinkler performance and quali - ty of sprinkler operations, and — The...COMPLETION OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS Bucharest REVISTA ECONOMICA in Romanian No 17, 27 Apr 84 pp 5-6 [Article by Nicolae Georgescu and Vasile Spiru

  13. On the Filamental Quenching of the Current-Driven Ion-Cyclotron Instability.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-06-01

    useful discussions. This work was J 4 supported by a Northwest Area Foundation grant of the Research Corporation and by the United States Office of Naval...Instability by STEVEN L. CARTIER, NICOLA D’ANGELO, PETER H. KRUM,* and ROBERT L. MERLINO Department of Physics and Astronomy The University of Iowa Iowa City...Palmadesso. PACS numbers: 52.35.Fp, 52.35.Py *Permanent address: Department of Physics, University of Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa. ’II

  14. Blood Oxygen Depletion in Diving California Sea Lions: How Close to the Limit?

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    2012-09-30

    species. OBJECTIVES The specific objectives of this project are: 1) Document venous and arterial PO2 profiles in lactating California sea lions...vascular access techniques to allow future investigations of blood N2 kinetics, changes in blood pH, PCO2, PO2 and lactate during dives, and stress...trips of lactating California sea lions on San Nicolas Island, CA. Females were anesthetized and instrumented with a PO2 logger, time depth recorder

  15. The Role of Spain in the American Revolution: An Unavoidable Strategic Mistake

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-01-01

    expedition was organized in 7 columns, protected by the ships San Luis, Astuto, San Agustin , Arrogante, San Francis de Paula, Gallardo, San Nicolas de...October 1777 with the Treaty of San Ildefonso. Article One established a permanent peace between both countries, on land and sea, anywhere in the...Instead, they refused and indeed improved all their positions. On 1779, before the imminent declaration of war, the British planned to seize Fort San

  16. Claiming Copernicus.

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    Fara, Patricia

    2005-12-01

    The reputations of scientific heroes shift constantly, modified by politicians as well as by historians. Now that the Scientific Revolution has been reappraised, Nicolas Copernicus is portrayed as a friend of the Catholic Church rather than a scientific martyr. As a German-speaking Pole he has been claimed as a figure of national historical importance by both Germany and Poland, and since the early 20th century has been an important symbol of Polish independence.

  17. Antidotes for Cyanide Poisoning

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-01-01

    challenging position as professor ordinarius at the Depart- ment of Anaesthesiology . I pioneered from scratch in this position until 2009. My academic... experience in the Paris Fire Brigade. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2006; 44 (Suppl 1):37 44. Antidotes for cyanide poisoning Kurt Anseeuwa*, Nicolas Delvaub...hydro- xocobalamin higher than 150 mg/kg. Given the theoretically synergistic action and given the experience in the treatment of the toxicity of

  18. Arboviral Etiologies of Acute Febrile Illnesses in Western South America, 2000-2007

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-08-01

    Manuel Cespedes2, Jorge Vargas3, Alberto Gianella3, Efrain Vallejo4, César Madrid5, Nicolas Aguayo6, Eduardo Gotuzzo7, Victor Suarez2, Ana Maria...Jorochito), Omar Camargo (SEDES Trinidad), Simar Del Villar (Hospital Municipal César Banzer), Simon Delgado (Centro de Salud, Eterazama), Roxana Loayza...Guayaquil), Franklin Delgado (Hospital Naval, Guayaquil) Peru. Javier Acha (Clı́nica Naval, Iquitos), Jorge Aldazabal (Dirección Regional de Salud de Madre

  19. Messier, Charles (1730-1817)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    Comet seeker, nebula avoider, born in Badonvillier, Lorraine, France, became interested in astronomy as a child. Went to Paris, employed by JOSEPH-NICOLAS DELISLE to search for Comet Halley on the 1757 return. While doing so, he discovered a comet-like patch in Taurus on the comet's expected path. The patch did not move, and he later identified it as a nebula (now known as the Crab Nebula),...

  20. Magnetism of quaternary sediments

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    Heller, Friedrich

    Magnetism of Quaternary sediments was the topic of a well-attended symposium held during the 13th INQUA (International Union of Quaternary Research) congress in Beijing, China, August 2-9. More than 40 papers were delivered by scientists from Belgium, England, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United States, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and other countries. The host country contributed to a productive session that was part of the first large scientific meeting to take place in Beijing after the June 4, 1989, upheaval.Nearly half of the studies focused on paleomagnetic and rock magnetic properties of loess in Alaska, Central Asia, China, and New Zealand. Magnetostratigraphic polarity dating was done at some sections in the western (Shaw et al.) and central Chinese loess plateau (Bai and Hus; Wang and Evans; Yue). The interpretation of the polarity pattern found in the western loess plateau still is not unambiguous. In the central part, certain polarity boundaries, such as the Brunhes/Matuyama (B/M) boundary, are found in slightly different stratigraphic positions (Hus et al.; Yue). In deep-sea sediments the lock-in depth of natural remanent magnetization (NRM) at the B/M boundary seems to be a linear function of sedimentation rate (de Menocal et al.). Although the magnetization process in the Chinese loess is not well understood, detailed records of polarity transitions have been reported for the B/M and the Jaramillo R→N transition (Ma et al.; Rolph).

  1. [Fang Chengpei and Zheng's laryngology].

    PubMed

    Zheng, R

    1994-01-01

    The relationship between Fang Chengpei, a famous physician of the Xin'an school of traditional Chinese medicine and a master of traditional Chinese folk arts of the Qing Dynasty, and successors of Zheng's laryngology of Xin'an was even closer than that between his close relatives and friends. Zheng Meijian imparted laryngological medical skills to Fang, made a preface to Shou Yi Mi Lu (Secret Records of Medical Skills)--a secret document handed down in Fang-family, gave directions to and held discussions with Fang on the doctrine on five elements' motion and six kinds of natural factors. Fang participated in naming, prefacing, and revising Chong Lou Yu Yue (A Jade Key to Laryngeal Diseases) in which three secret recipes for laryngeal diseases that had been handed down in Fang's family were included. Together with Zheng Shufu, he wrote Chong Lou Yu Yue Xu Pian (Continuation of A Jade Key to Laryngeal Diseases). After Fang had passed away, many of his belongings were left in Zhengs' house, including medical documents, calligraphy, music scores, medical instruments, etc. Fang made a great contribution to the academic development of Zheng's Laryngology.

  2. Seismic sequence stratigraphy of the East China Sea

    SciTech Connect

    Wornardt, W.W.; Zhang, J.Z. ); Vail, P.R. ); Li Peilian ); Baie, L.F. )

    1994-07-01

    Interpretation of the relationships of the second- and third-order depositional sequences, their sequence boundaries, maximum flooding surfaces, low stand and high stand systems tracts, and their surfaces were made on three wells in the East China sea. The age of the sediments is based on the integration of calcareous nannofossils, planktonic, benthic and large forams, and palynomorphs. The maximum flooding surfaces, sequence, and systems tract boundaries were identified and annotated on well logs and on a sequence stratigraphy analysis chart. These surfaces and boundaries on well logs were correlated with a series of seismic reflection profiles. The lacustrine-fluvial sediments in the Shi Men Tan 1 well were correlated to similar sediments in the Ming Yue Feng 1 well. Lowstand systems track slope fan complexes, that were deposited at the same time as the Andrews and Forties fans in the North Sea, were found in the Shi Men Tan 1 and Ming Yue Feng 1 wells. The slope-fan complexes were deposited in upper bathyal water depths (200-500 m) based on benthic foraminifers. Coastal swamp lagoonal sediments identified in the three wells could be the source rocks for hydrocarbon accumulations in the channels or channel overbank deposits in the slope-fan complexes and the lowstand prograding complexes. Stratigraphically above these deposits, nummulite carbonate banks were identified in the Shi Men Tan 1 and the Ling Feng 1 wells. Several significant angular unconformities were recognized at various intervals in the three wells.

  3. Then and Now: Women Respond to the Manhattan Project - an illustrated talk

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fermi, M. A., Olivia

    2014-03-01

    I am very much looking forward to visiting you, the family of physicists gathering for your annual APS conference. In different ways, my grandfather Enrico Fermi is a member of both our families. In this sense we are connected and share a common legacy, which I want to explore from the angle of two women inextricably involved with and affected by the Manhattan Project. One from the past and one alive now. These two women, despite a significant temporal and cultural gap share a remarkable number of traits and values. My talk will not offer a particular thesis or finding. Rather it will be about ways of seeing, including questioning unnoticed assumptions and belief systems. My grandmother Laura Fermi, modeled this for me as a youngster. She was at Enrico's side during the Manhattan Project years, yet in the dark about his work. What was it like to live in a climate of intellectually and patriotically charged enthusiasm, with an undercurrent of unspoken dread? Laura, just like most everyone else, discovered the true nature of the effort on the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. After the war and after Enrico's untimely death in 1954, in response to all she had experienced, Laura re-invented herself as an author and visionary, pioneering in both the environmental and handgun control movements. Marian Naranjo lives on the Santa Clara Pueblo near Los Alamos. Her ancestors dwelled on the Pajarito Plateau which encompasses the space where Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) is today. Her people, the Pueblo People have used the area's natural resources for ceremonial and survival for uncountable generations. They say, ``We are this place.'' What is it like to live on land one's families have safely occupied for thousands of years, with an undercurrent of dread at the prospect of toxic waste stream products from LANL? Like my grandmother did in her place and time, Marian builds community as an integral part of her environmental and social justice activism. She is

  4. [Family, professional, "meusian" and Parisian relationships between the pharmacists J. Bataille, J.-N. Trusson, N. D. Moutillard and T. Huraut].

    PubMed

    Owsiany-Alison, Julie; Maillard, René; Labrude, Pierre

    2010-07-01

    Jean-Nicolas Trusson is well known in the history of Parisian pharmacy. Born in 1744 in Euville, in the vicinity of Commercy, in Lorraine, he was in near relations by his mother with Joseph Bataille, also well known and whose half-length portrait is exhibited in the "Salle des Actes" of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Paris. It seems that the extraction of Bataille is unknown. Our work indicates that he was born in october 1816 in Pagny-sur-Meuse, some kilometres from Euville towards Toul. Trusson was the successor of Bataille and he remained in his pharmacy until 1809 where his own successor was Nicolas Denis Moutillard. Moutillard's father was Joseph Moutillard, an apothecary of Commercy, whose mother was Jeanne Trusson, who was the first cousin of Jean-Nicolas Trusson's father. Then, Théodore Huraut, Moutillard's successor in Paris, was also born in Commercy, in year 1813. He studied pharmacy in Bar-le-Duc, then in Paris with Moutillard and at the school of pharmacy. Taking his place between 1840 and 1844, he became a member of the "Société d'émulation pour les sciences pharmaceutiques" and of the "Société de pharmacie de Paris". Beeing the author of more than twenty papers devoted to practical community pharmacy, Huraut died in Paris in 1855.

  5. California sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) census results, Spring 2016

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Tinker, M. Tim; Hatfield, Brian B.

    2016-09-19

    The 2016 census of southern sea otters Enhydra lutris nereis was conducted in May along the mainland coast of central California and in April at San Nicolas Island in southern California. The 3-year average of combined counts from the mainland range and San Nicolas Island was 3,272. This is the first year that the official index has exceeded 3,090, the Endangered Species Act delisting threshold suggested by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the threshold would need to be exceeded for 3 consecutive years before delisting consideration). The 5-year average trend in abundance, including both the mainland range and San Nicolas Island populations, is positive at 3.2 percent per year; however, regional trends vary, with localized declines at the southern and northern peripheries of the mainland range. The lack of population growth in the range peripheries over recent years likely explains the cessation of range expansion, with the range limits remaining almost unchanged from the previous 5 years.

  6. Gas and Dust Phenomena of Mega-earthquakes and the Cause

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    Yue, Z.

    2013-12-01

    dense natural (methane) gas suddenly escaped from deep crust traps along deep fault zones. References Yue, ZQ, 2009. The source of energy power directly causing the May 12 Wenchuan Earthquake: Huge extremely pressurized natural gases trapped in deep Longmen Shan faults. News Journal of China Society of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 86 (2009 (2)), 45-50. Yue, ZQ, 2010. Features and mechanism of coseismic surface ruptures by Wenchuan Earthquake. in Rock Stress and Earthquake, edited by Furen Xie, Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-60165-8, 761-768. Yue, ZQ, 2013a. Natural gas eruption mechanism for earthquake landslides: illustrated with comparison between Donghekou and Papandayan Rockslide-debris flows. in Earthquake-induced Landslides, K. Ugai et al. (eds.), Springer-Verlage Berlin, Chapter 51: pp. 485-494 Yue ZQ, 2013b. On incorrectness in elastic rebound theory for cause of earthquakes. Paper No. S20-003 of Session S20, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Fracture, June 16-21, Beijing. Yue ZQ, 2013c. On nature of earthquakes with cause of compressed methane gas expansion and migration in crustal rocks, in Proceedings of Fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics in Memory of Karl von Terzaghi (1883-1963), July 10-12, Vienna, edited by C. Hellmich et al, @ASCE, pp. 507-516.

  7. Transepithelial transport and mucosal defence II: secretion of IgA.

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    Kraehenbuhl, J P; Neutra, M R

    1992-06-01

    In this second article on mucosal defence and transepithelial transport, Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl and Marian Neutra discuss the part played by a special class of antibody, polymeric IgA, in the protection of mucosal surfaces lining the digestive, respiratory and genital tracts, and the implications for mucosal vaccines. Polymeric IgA crosslinks luminal antigens or pathogens, thus preventing their interaction with epithelial cells. Following stimulation by antigen in the organized mucosal lymphoid tissue, effector B lymphocytes enter the circulation and migrate to distant mucosal or glandular sites, where they differentiate into polymeric-IgA-producing plasma cells. These antibodies reach the environment by transport across the epithelial cells of mucosal and glandular tissues.

  8. Twenty years of Medicare and Medicaid: Covered populations, use of benefits, and program expenditures

    PubMed Central

    Gornick, Marian; Greenberg, Jay N.; Eggers, Paul W.; Dobson, Allen

    1985-01-01

    Marian Gornick is Director, Division of Beneficiary Studies, in the Office of Research, Health Care Financing Administration. She has been involved in research studies relating to Medicare and Medicaid since the programs were first implemented. Jay N. Greenberg is on the faculty of the Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University. Dr. Greenberg serves as the Associate Director for Research of the school's Health Policy Center. Paul W. Eggers is Chief, Program Evaluation Branch, in the Office of Research, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Dr. Eggers’ research activities involve the evaluation of the impact of HCFA programs on the beneficiaries. Allen Dobson is Director, Office of Research, Health Care Financing Administration. Dr. Dobson is responsible for directing the planning and development of the Agency's research agenda. PMID:10311371

  9. Operant psychology makes a splash--in marine mammal training (1955-1965).

    PubMed

    Gillaspy, James Arthur; Brinegar, Jennifer L; Bailey, Robert E

    2014-01-01

    Despite the wide spread use of operant conditioning within marine animal training, relatively little is known about this unique application of behavioral technology. This article explores the expansion of operant psychology to commercial marine animal training from 1955 to 1965, specifically at marine parks such as Marine Studios Florida, Marineland of the Pacific, Sea Life Park, and SeaWorld. The contributions of Keller and Marian Breland and their business Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE) as well as other early practitioners of behavioral technology are reviewed. We also describe how operant technology was introduced and formalized into procedures that have become the cornerstone of marine animal training and entertainment. The rapid growth of the marine park industry during this time was closely linked to the spread of behavioral technology. The expansion of operant training methods within marine animal training is a unique success story of behavioral technology. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  10. Non-Arrhenius Viscosity Models for Molten Silicate Slags with Constant Pre-Exponential Parameter: A Comparison to Arrhenius Model

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    Gan, Lei; Lai, Chaobin; Xiong, Huihui

    2016-03-01

    The accuracies of molten slag viscosity fitting and low-temperature extrapolation were compared between four two-variable models: Arrhenius, Weymann-Frenkel (WF), and Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann (VFT) and Mauro, Yue, Ellison, Gupta and Allan (MYEGA) models with constant pre-exponential parameter, based on a molten slag viscosity database consisting of over 800 compositions and 5,000 measurements. It is found that over wide ranges of pre-exponential parameter, the VFT and MYEGA models have lower viscosity fitting errors and much higher low-temperature viscosity extrapolation accuracies than Arrhenius and WF models. The pre-exponential parameter values of -2.8 for VFT and -2.3 for MYEGA are recommended.

  11. A non-invasive method for studying viral DNA delivery to bacteria reveals key requirements for phage SPP1 DNA entry in Bacillus subtilis cells.

    PubMed

    Fernandes, Sofia; Labarde, Audrey; Baptista, Catarina; Jakutytè, Lina; Tavares, Paulo; São-José, Carlos

    2016-08-01

    Bacteriophages use most frequently a tail apparatus to create a channel across the entire bacterial cell envelope to transfer the viral genome to the host cell cytoplasm, initiating infection. Characterization of this critical step remains a major challenge due to the difficulty to monitor DNA entry in the bacterium and its requirements. In this work we developed a new method to study phage DNA entry that has the potential to be extended to many tailed phages. Its application to study genome delivery of bacteriophage SPP1 into Bacillus subtilis disclosed a key role of the host cell membrane potential in the DNA entry process. An energized B. subtilis membrane and a millimolar concentration of calcium ions are shown to be major requirements for SPP1 DNA entry following the irreversible binding of phage particles to the receptor YueB. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Muscle Histology Characterization Using H&E Staining and Muscle Fiber Type Classification Using Immunofluorescence Staining

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    Wang, Chao; Yue, Feng; Kuang, Shihuan

    2017-01-01

    Muscle function is determined by its structure and fiber type composition. Here we describe a protocol to examine muscle histology and myofiber types using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and immunofluorescence staining, respectively. H&E stain nucleus in blue and cytoplasm in red, therefore allowing for morphological analyses, such as myofiber diameter, the presence of degenerated and regenerated myofibers, and adipocytes and fibrotic cells. Muscle fibers in adult skeletal muscles of rodents are classified into 4 subtypes based on the expression of myosin heavy chain proteins: Myh7 (type I fiber), Myh2 (type IIA fiber), Myh1 (type IIX fiber), Myh4 (type IIB fiber). A panel of monoclonal antibodies can be used to specifically label these muscle fiber subtypes. These protocols are commonly used in the study of muscle development, growth and regeneration (for example: Wang et al., 2015; Nie et al., 2016; Yue et al., 2016; Wang et al., 2017). PMID:28752107

  13. ICTNET at Temporal Summarization Track TREC 2014

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    2014-11-01

    Liu1,2,3,  Yue  Liu1,2  ,  Dayong  Wu1,2  ,  Xueqi  Cheng1,2   1)Institute  of  Computing  Technology,   Chinese  Academy  of  Sciences,  Beijing,  100190   2...Key  Laboratory  of  Web  Data  Science  and  Technology,CAS,  100190   3)  University  of   Chinese  Academy  of    Sciences  ,  Beijing,  100190...ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Chinese Academy of Sciences,Institute of Computing Technology,Beijing 100190, 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT

  14. The impact of different DNA extraction kits and laboratories upon the assessment of human gut microbiota composition by 16S rRNA gene sequencing.

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    Kennedy, Nicholas A; Walker, Alan W; Berry, Susan H; Duncan, Sylvia H; Farquarson, Freda M; Louis, Petra; Thomson, John M; Satsangi, Jack; Flint, Harry J; Parkhill, Julian; Lees, Charlie W; Hold, Georgina L

    2014-01-01

    Determining bacterial community structure in fecal samples through DNA sequencing is an important facet of intestinal health research. The impact of different commercially available DNA extraction kits upon bacterial community structures has received relatively little attention. The aim of this study was to analyze bacterial communities in volunteer and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patient fecal samples extracted using widely used DNA extraction kits in established gastrointestinal research laboratories. Fecal samples from two healthy volunteers (H3 and H4) and two relapsing IBD patients (I1 and I2) were investigated. DNA extraction was undertaken using MoBio Powersoil and MP Biomedicals FastDNA SPIN Kit for Soil DNA extraction kits. PCR amplification for pyrosequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes was performed in both laboratories on all samples. Hierarchical clustering of sequencing data was done using the Yue and Clayton similarity coefficient. DNA extracted using the FastDNA kit and the MoBio kit gave median DNA concentrations of 475 (interquartile range 228-561) and 22 (IQR 9-36) ng/µL respectively (p<0.0001). Hierarchical clustering of sequence data by Yue and Clayton coefficient revealed four clusters. Samples from individuals H3 and I2 clustered by patient; however, samples from patient I1 extracted with the MoBio kit clustered with samples from patient H4 rather than the other I1 samples. Linear modelling on relative abundance of common bacterial families revealed significant differences between kits; samples extracted with MoBio Powersoil showed significantly increased Bacteroidaceae, Ruminococcaceae and Porphyromonadaceae, and lower Enterobacteriaceae, Lachnospiraceae, Clostridiaceae, and Erysipelotrichaceae (p<0.05). This study demonstrates significant differences in DNA yield and bacterial DNA composition when comparing DNA extracted from the same fecal sample with different extraction kits. This highlights the importance of ensuring that samples

  15. Uranium-Series Ages of Marine Terrace Corals from the Pacific Coast of North America and Implications for Last-Interglacial Sea Level History

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    Muhs, Daniel R.; Kennedy, George L.; Rockwell, Thomas K.

    1994-07-01

    Few of the marine terraces along the Pacific coast of North America have been dated using uranium-series techniques. Ten terrace sequences from southern Oregon to southern Baja California Sur have yielded fossil corals in quantities suitable for U-series dating by alpha spectrometry. U-series-dated terraces representing the ˜80,000 yr sea-level high stand are identified in five areas (Bandon, Oregon; Point Arena, San Nicolas Island, and Point Loma, California; and Punta Banda, Baja California); terraces representing the ˜125,000 yr sea-level high stand are identified in eight areas (Cayucos, San Luis Obispo Bay, San Nicolas Island, San Clemente Island, and Point Loma, California; Punta Bands and Isla Guadalupe, Baja California; and Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur). On San Nicolas Island, Point Loma, and Punta Bands, both the ˜80,000 and the ˜125,000 yr terraces are dated. Terraces that may represent the ˜105,000 sea-level high stand are rarely preserved and none has yielded corals for U-series dating. Similarity of coral ages from midlatitude, erosional marine terraces with coral ages from emergent, constructional reefs on tropical coastlines suggests a common forcing mechanism, namely glacioeustatically controlled fluctuations in sea level superimposed on steady tectonic uplift. The low marine terrace dated at ˜125,000 yr on Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, presumed to be tectonically stable, supports evidence from other localities for a +6-m sea level at that time. Data from the Pacific Coast and a compilation of data from other coasts indicate that sea levels at ˜80,000 and ˜105,000 yr may have been closer to present sea level (within a few meters) than previous studies have suggested.

  16. Uranium-Series Ages of Marine Terrace Corals from the Pacific Coast of North America and Implications for Last-Interglacial Sea Level History

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    Muhs, D.R.; Kennedy, G.L.; Rockwell, T.K.

    1994-01-01

    Few of the marine terraces along the Pacific coast of North America have been dated using uranium-series techniques. Ten terrace sequences from southern Oregon to southern Baja California Sur have yielded fossil corals in quantities suitable for U-series dating by alpha spectrometry. U-series-dated terraces representing the ???80,000 yr sea-level high stand are identified in five areas (Bandon, Oregon; Point Arena, San Nicolas Island, and Point Loma, California; and Punta Banda, Baja California); terraces representing the ???125,000 yr sea-level high stand are identified in eight areas (Cayucos, San Luis Obispo Bay, San Nicolas Island, San Clemente Island, and Point Loma, California; Punta Bands and Isla Guadalupe, Baja California; and Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur). On San Nicolas Island, Point Loma, and Punta Bands, both the ???80,000 and the ???125,000 yr terraces are dated. Terraces that may represent the ???105,000 sea-level high stand are rarely preserved and none has yielded corals for U-series dating. Similarity of coral ages from midlatitude, erosional marine terraces with coral ages from emergent, constructional reefs on tropical coastlines suggests a common forcing mechanism, namely glacioeustatically controlled fluctuations in sea level superimposed on steady tectonic uplift. The low marine terrace dated at ???125,000 yr on Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, presumed to be tectonically stable, supports evidence from other localities for a +6-m sea level at that time. Data from the Pacific Coast and a compilation of data from other coasts indicate that sea levels at ???80,000 and ???105,000 yr may have been closer to present sea level (within a few meters) than previous studies have suggested.

  17. Projections of the revolutionary nation: French expeditions in the Pacific, 1791-1803.

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    Harrison, Carol E

    2009-01-01

    Revolutionary France's two Pacific expeditions, under the command of Jean-Antoine Bruny d'Entrecasteaux (1792-94) and Nicolas Baudin (1801-1804), demonstrate the importance of scientific inquiry to the newly sovereign nation. France's scientific community adapted to the changed circumstances of revolutionary upheaval by describing its work in terms of national priorities. Individuals on board the expeditions, both naval and scientific personnel, behaved as scientific citizens, intent on composing an encyclopedic body of knowledge about the Pacific. Disputes over whose science mattered more and how credit should be assigned through publication, however, broke down the consensus that science should be a national project.

  18. Sighting Characteristics and Photo-Identification of Cuvier’s Beaked Whales (Ziphius Cavirostris) Near San Clemente Island, California: A Key Area for Beaked Whales and the Military?

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    2009-01-01

    Elizabeth, McKenna , Megan F., et al.(2009). Sighting characteristics and photo-identification of Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) near San...conducted a series of five combined visual-acoustic marine mammal surveys from 2006 to 2008 in the southern San Nicolas Basin, a site of frequent naval...hydrophones at depths up to 1,850 m. The array was used to vector visual observers toward vocalizing marine mammal species. Thirty-seven groups of Cuvier’s

  19. SuperB evaluation of DIRAC Distributed Infrastructure

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    Fella, A.; Donvito, G.; Santeramo, B.; Gianoli, A.; Luppi, E.; Manzali, M.; Tomassetti, L.; Rama, M.; Russo, G.; Pardi, S.; Del Prete, D.; Stroili, R.; Corvo, M.; Longo, S.; Perez, A.; Di Simone, A.; Bianchi, F.; Luitz, S.; Giacomini, F.; Ciaschini, V.

    2012-12-01

    The SuperB asymmetric energy e+e- collider and detector to be built at the newly founded Nicola Cabibbo Lab will provide a uniquely sensitive probe of New Physics in the flavour sector of the Standard Model. SuperB distributed computing group performed a detailed evaluation of DIRAC Distributed Infrastructure for use in the SuperB experiment based on the two use cases: End User Analysis and Monte Carlo Production. Test aims to evaluate DIRAC capabilities to manage both gLite and OSG sites, File Catalog management, job and data management features in SuperB realistic use cases.

  20. A Possible Link Between Macroscopic Wear and Temperature Dependent Friction Behaviors of MoS2 Coatings

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    2008-09-01

    Alvarez Æ Nathan A. Mauntler Æ Nicolas Argibay Æ Rachel Colbert Æ David L. Burris Æ Chris Muratore Æ Andrey A. Voevodin Æ Scott S. Perry Æ W. Gregory...composites. Wear 153, 229–243 (1992). doi:10.1016/0043-1648(92)90271-9 14. McLaren, K., Tabor , D.: Visco-elastic properties and friction of solids—friction of...polymers—influence of speed and tempera- ture. Nature 197, 856–858 (1963) 15. Pooley, C.M., Tabor , D.: Friction and molecular structure— behavior of

  1. [Lady's work and bestseller: the remedies of Madame Fouquet].

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    Lafont, Olivier

    2010-04-01

    During the 17th century, Mrs Fouquet who was the mother of the minister of Finances, Nicolas Fouquet, was a charitable Lady who prepared medicines and distributed these remedies to poor people. One of her sons, Louis, who was the bishop of Agde, decided to publish his mother's formulas. He asked his own doctor, named Delescure, to carry out the edition of the formulas he had collected from his mother. The book was first published in 1675, and it twas published again more than fifty times, until 1765. This book was very useful for charitable Ladies and clergymen who purchased poor people with medicines.

  2. Development and characterization of 12 microsatellite markers for the Island Night Lizard (Xantusia riversiana), a threatened species endemic to the Channel Islands, California, USA

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    O'Donnell, Ryan P.; Drost, Charles A.; Mock, Karen E.

    2014-01-01

    The Island Night Lizard is a federally threatened species endemic to the Channel Islands of California. Twelve microsatellite loci were developed for use in this species and screened in 197 individuals from across San Nicolas Island, California. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 6 to 21. Observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.520 to 0.843. These microsatellite loci will be used to investigate population structure, effective population size, and gene flow across the island, to inform protection and management of this species.

  3. Ground-based radiometric observations of emission and attenuation at 20.6, 31.65, and 90.0 GHz

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    Westwater, Ed R.; Snider, Jack B.; Falls, Michael J.

    1988-01-01

    During 1987, ground-based zenith-viewing observations of atmospheric thermal emission were made at frequencies of 20.6, 31.65, and 90.0 GHz. At the locations of the experiments, San Nicolas Island, California, and Denver, Colorado, radiosonde observations of temperature and humidity were also available. The data, after conversion to attenuation using the mean radiating temperature approximation, are processed to derive attenuation statistics. In addition, both clear and cloudy attenuation characteristics are examined and compared with the most recent theories. Finally, the predictability and interdependence of the three separate channels are examined.

  4. Hookworm enteritis with bacteremia in California sea lion pups on San Miguel Island.

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    Spraker, Terry R; DeLong, Robert L; Lyons, Eugene T; Melin, Sharon R

    2007-04-01

    Large breeding populations of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) are located on San Miguel and San Nicolas Islands in the Southern California Bight. In 2001, there was a substantial increase in pup mortality in late summer and fall. From June 2002 to January 2003, 208 freshly dead pups were examined on San Miguel Island, the most western of the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. Tissues from 186 of these pups were examined histologically. The primary lesions in 133 (72%) of the pups were an enteritis associated with hookworms and infections in major organs. Emaciation/starvation in 43 pups (26%) was the second most important cause of death.

  5. [Ambroise Pare, an obstetrician].

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    Stofft, H

    1998-01-01

    Surgery forerunner, Ambroise Pare was an obstetrical tiptop man, too. As soon as he began to study midwifery, he gave a sharp look upon podalic version which he published in 1549-1550 and 1573 arousing a lot of eminent followers. Among them: Jacques Guillemeau et Louise Bourgeois (1609), Nicolas Puzos (1743), William Smellie (1752), Jean-Francois Malgaigne (1841), Eduard von Siebold (1845), Karl Schroder (1870), Francois-Joseph Herrgott (1882), Vittorio Pedote (1966). Nevertheless, if, nowadays, podalic version is becoming scarce, it remains useful from time to time.

  6. Manufacturing Technology Development of Advanced Components for High Power Solid State Lasers

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    2010-07-19

    diode pump lasers , one can expect the system can be eventually pumped by 1.9- u.m diode lasers with wall-plug efficiency close to the diode ... laser resonantly pumped by a diode - pumped 1.9-um thulium laser ," Opt. Lett. 28, 1016 (2003). 2. E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G Arisholm, K. Stenersen, G...A. Payne, 蕃-W Tm:YAG diode - pumped solid-state laser ," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997). 6. R. Weber, B.

  7. The blossoms of loss: Ovid's floral metamorphoses and Poussin's realm of flora.

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    Tutter, Adele

    2014-07-01

    Alluring and fertile, the flower connotes a locus of desire. The floral metamorphic myths narrated in Ovid's Metamorphoses (AD 8a) thematize the price of desire--the shame, grief, and rage of rejection and rivalrous defeat--and symbolize the generative transformation that frustrated desire and competitive loss can promote. In the deceptively beautiful painting Realm of Flora of 1631, Nicolas Poussin enlists these myths as allegories of his own great creative leap, an aesthetic metamorphosis that followed shattering defeats. Extending the association between creativity and object loss to competitive loss, Poussin holds a mirror to our powerful drive to prevail and create anew from the ashes of loss.

  8. The EU Arms Embargo on China, from 2001 to the Present: Implications for the United States

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    2008-06-01

    RAND Corporation, 1999), 17, 19, and 70. See also Richard K . Betts. Conflict after the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace. (New York...to slow the realization of a full partnership, as have the replacement of Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder by Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel...occasion of the New Year,” Elysée Palace, January 18, 2008, http://www.elysee.fr/documents/index.php?mode=cview&cat_id=7&press_id =909& lang =fr

  9. Lacaille: astronomer, traveler. With a new translation of his journal.

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    Evans, D. S.

    Nicolas Louis de la Caille (1713 - 1762) was the first systematic observer of the whole southern skies and delineator of fourteen new constellations in that hemisphere which survive to this day, as well as the pioneer geodesist and navigator. The book reviews the whole of his voluminous printed works and also includes a new translation of the manuscript diary of his adventurous southern voyages and travels in Brazil, South Africa and the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Réunion. Illustrations include both reproductions of contemporary documents and modern photographs of some of the places which he visited.

  10. Human-Robot Interaction: A Survey

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    2007-01-01

    operated devices with no or minimal autonomy (Figure 2.1). In 1898, Nicola Tesla demon - strated a radio-controlled boat, which he described as incorporating...vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 325–336, 2003. [110] M. A. Goodrich, E. R. Boer, J. W. Crandall, R. W. Ricks, and M. L. Quigley, “Behavioral entropy in human...Factors, 2003. [174] P. C. Leger, A. Trebi-Ollennu, J. R. Wright, S. A. Maxwell , R. G. Bonitz, J. J. Biesiadecki, F. R. Hartman, B. K. Cooper, E. T

  11. Under the mirror of the sleeping water: Poussin's Narcissus.

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    Tutter, Adele

    2014-12-01

    Examined in conjunction with a close reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Nicolas Poussin's four paintings on the preoccupying theme of Narcissus and Echo reflect a developing aesthetic interpretation of its textual source. Poussin's reflective vision supports a radical reappraisal of the enigmatic myth at the heart of psychoanalytic theory and practice, in which Narcissus is construed as a far more object-related figure that seeks the formative, affirmative mirroring of the other. This in turn encourages a more versatile conceptualization of narcissistic disturbance, in which an etiologically heterogenous constellation of issues stems from a variety of disturbances in the myriad dynamic and developmental aspects of mirroring and attunement: the narcissisms.

  12. Effects of diversity and coupling on transport properties of globally coupled active Brownian particles

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    Wu, Dan; Zhu, Shiqun

    2013-03-01

    Based on recent work [B. Lindner and E. M., Nicola, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 190603], the transport of N globally coupled Brownian motors with diversity is investigated. By applying the mean-field approximation, the effects of the diversity disturbance and the coupling strength on the transport of the coupled system are discussed both theoretically and numerically. It is found that the diversity reduces the diffusion dramatically for small bias and increases the diffusion gradually for large bias. The collective motion shows a resonant dependence on the coupling strength in a region of small bias.

  13. A "slingshot" laser-driven acceleration mechanism of plasma electrons

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    Fiore, Gaetano; De Nicola, Sergio

    2016-09-01

    We briefly report on the recently proposed Fiore et al. [1] and Fiore and De Nicola [2] electron acceleration mechanism named "slingshot effect": under suitable conditions the impact of an ultra-short and ultra-intense laser pulse against the surface of a low-density plasma is expected to cause the expulsion of a bunch of superficial electrons with high energy in the direction opposite to that of the pulse propagation; this is due to the interplay of the huge ponderomotive force, huge longitudinal field arising from charge separation, and the finite size of the laser spot.

  14. Water and its effects when drunk cold. The Physician's view (1576-1751).

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    Bonfante, L; Calò, L; D'Angelo, A; Favaro, S; Abaterusso, C; Mennella, G; Normanno, M; Spinello, M; Antonello, A

    1999-01-01

    Starting with Baldassare Pisanelli's book Trattato della natura de' cibi et del bere, published in Venice in 1586, the controversies that have kept physicians busy over the centuries regarding the relative importance of water in human health are traced. These controversies were of considerable importance as the Latin word for water 'aqua' is derived from the phrase 'a qua vinimus' (from whence we come). However, until the studies of Nicolas Lemery, one of the most important pharmacologists of the 18th century, the controversies were debated using more theoretical, philosophical arguments. Lemery's studies shifted the debates from those based on philosophical arguments to more physiologically and scientifically based arguments.

  15. Bound Electron States in Skew-symmetric Quantum Wire Intersections

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    2014-01-01

    in transistors, solar cells , LEDs, and diode lasers. They have also investigated quantum dots as agents for medical imaging and as possible qubits in... solar cells .” Chemical reviews 110.11 (2010): 6873-6890. [9] Bonadeo, Nicolas H., et al. ”Coherent optical control of the quantum state of a single...dots on GaAs /InP , (inset) a single InAs quantum dot. two reasons. First, the superposition of the ground and excited states de- phases more slowly in

  16. Anatomical Lecture on a Dishwasher

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    van de Giesen, Nick

    2016-04-01

    The dishwasher died after faithfully serving the household for over seventeen years. One would expect a MacGyver treasure trove of parts to be found inside. Here, we will present what could be salvaged from a dishwasher that could be of use to hydrological research. The dishwasher's demise was too close to the submission deadline to promise anything in detail but there will be pumps, valves, level sensors, temperature sensors and, perhaps, a turbidity sensor. In addition, there may be more generic parts of interest such as timers, transformers and heaters. What will be presented is a hydrology oriented anatomy lesson of a dishwasher that would make Dr. Nicolaes Tulp proud.

  17. The Perruche case and the issue of compensation for the consequences of medical error.

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    Costich, Julia Field

    2006-08-22

    The case of Nicolas Perruche gave rise to a national debate in France over compensation for serious consequences of medical error. Ultimately, legislation was enacted banning the cause of action known in Anglo-American law as wrongful life, and an agency was established to adjudicate subsequent claims. As other developed nations continue to wrestle with rapid increases in the cost of professional liability coverage and health care in general, a review of the Perruche case and its influence on French health policy may advance the discussion beyond the current stalemate of hardened advocacy positions.

  18. Observed reflectivities and liquid water content for marine stratocumulus

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    Coakley, J. A., Jr.; Snider, J. B.

    1989-01-01

    Simultaneous observations of cloud liquid water content and cloud reflectivity are used to verify their parametric relationship in a manner consistent with simple parameterizations often used in general-circulation climate models. The column amount of cloud liquid water was measured with a microwave radiometer on San Nicolas Island as described by Hogg et al., (1983). Cloud reflectivity was obtained through spatial coherence analysis of AVHRR imagery data as per Coakley and Baldwin (1984) and Coakley and Beckner (1988). The dependence of the observed reflectivity on the observed liquid water is discussed, and this empirical relationship is compared with the parameterization proposed by Stephens (1978).

  19. Pluriannual variability of sedimentation on mudflats in a macrotidal estuary

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    Cuvilliez, A.; Lafite, R.; Deloffre, J.; Massei, N.; Langlois, E.; Sakho, I.

    2010-12-01

    Antoine Cuvilliez1, Robert Lafite2, Julien Deloffre2, Nicolas Massei2, Estelle Langlois 3 and Issa Sakho2 1 Université du Havre, FRE 3102, Laboratoire d’ondes et milieux complexes, Université du Havre, 76058 Le Havre cedex, France 2 Université de Rouen, UMR 6143, Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière, 76821 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex, France. 3 Université de Rouen, ECODIV , Etude et Compréhension de la Biodiversité, 76821 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex, France.

  20. Underwater Behavior of Blue Whales Using a Suction-cup Attached CRITTERCAM

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    2002-11-01

    Nicholas Island and southwest of San Miguel Island. Although both these areas were close to 50 nmi away from the nearest harbor, we were still able to...effectively work in these areas with our two RHIBs. The concentration of blue whales off San Miguel Island was one of the largest we have ever...Nicolas Island on 20 and 21 July 2001 and off San Miguel Island on 25 July 2001, showing long deep dives. Straight line assents at the end of each

  1. [A inspection in the pharmacy belonging to Jacques François Cordier in Commercy on 1752 December 9th].

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    Labrude, Pierre

    2012-02-01

    The respect of regulation in pharmaceutical activity was ever a preoccupation for the legal powers. When the Royal College of Medicine was created in Nancy in 1752, this institution received some prerogatives in this field. The report studied here shows how such a survey is conducted in the pharmacy of a practitioner recently settled in Commercy. We are also informed of current human, hierarchal and social relations. Jacques François Cordier, whose biography is presented, was the introducer and the "godfather" of two famous pharmacists: Jean-Nicolas Trusson in Paris, and Henri Braconnot in Nancy.

  2. Astronomical researches in Poincaré's and Romanian works

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    Stavinschi, M.; Mioc, V.

    2005-09-01

    Henri Poincaré was not only a honorary member of the Romanian Academy, but also an important collaborator of many Romanian mathematicians and astronomers. It is sufficient to mention Spiru Haret, the first doctor in mathematics at Sorbonne, or Nicolae Coculescu, the first director of the Astronomical Observatory of Bucharest. The 150th anniversary of the birth of the illustrious French personality offered us a good opportunity to study the relations he and two other Poincaré, Raymond and Lucien, had with Romania.

  3. Photonic Lantern Adaptive Spatial Mode Control in LMA Fiber Amplifiers using SPGD

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    2015-12-15

    fiber amplifiers using SPGD ** Juan Montoya 1,* , Chris Aleshire 1 , Christopher Hwang 1 , Nicolas K. Fontaine 2 , Amado Velazquez 3 , Dale H. Martz...ll.mit.edu Abstract: We demonstrate adaptive-spatial mode control (ASMC) in few- moded double-clad large mode area (LMA) fiber amplifiers by using an...D. V. Murphy, A. Sanchez, and T. Y. Fan, "Coherent combining of a 4 kW, eight-element fiber amplifier array," Opt. Lett. 36, 2686-2688 (2011). 3. F

  4. Pharmacy and Chemistry in the Eighteenth Century: What Lessons for the History of Science?

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    Simon, Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    This essay questions the continuity of chemistry across the eighteenth century based on an analysis of its relationship to pharmacy in France. Comparing a text by Nicolas Lémery (1675) with one by Antoine Baumé (1773), the article argues for a key transformation in chemistry across this period. The elimination of the practical side of pharmacy (indications and dosages) from chemistry texts is symptomatic of a reorientation of chemistry toward more theoretical or philosophical concerns. The essay considers several possible explanations for this change in orientation, including developments within pharmacy, but in the end privileges an approach in terms of the changing publics for chemistry in eighteenth-century France.

  5. [Some steps of the history of Pharmacy in Rouen].

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    Lafont, O

    2000-01-01

    The community of apothecaries was created in Rouen, in 1508, and its statutes were completed in 1588. The Le Chandelier family was a good example of a dynasty of apothecaries. Precise information on the way of life of XVIIth century apothecaries was given by Jacob Congnard's post mortem inventory. This document revealed also the part played by the apothecaries in foreign trade. The contribution to science was represented by Nicolas Lemery and Francois-Antoine-Henri Descroizilles. After the modifications of the rules by the law of Germinal an XI, the Preparatory School of Medicine and Pharmacy was created in 1841, but it became a faculty, only in 1966.

  6. Black pepper powder microbiological quality improvement using DBD systems in atmospheric pressure

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    Grabowski, Maciej; Hołub, Marcin; Balcerak, Michał; Kalisiak, Stanisław; Dąbrowski, Waldemar

    2015-07-01

    Preliminary results are given regarding black pepper powder decontamination using dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma in atmospheric pressure. Three different DBD reactor constructions were investigated, both packaged and unpackaged material was treated. Due to potential, industrial applications, in addition to microbiological results, water activity, loss of mass and the properties of packaging material, regarding barrier properties were investigated. Argon based treatment of packed pepper with DBD reactor configuration is proposed and satisfactory results are presented for treatment time of 5 min or less. Contribution to the topical issue "The 14th International Symposium on High Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XIV)", edited by Nicolas Gherardi, Ronny Brandenburg and Lars Stollenwark

  7. Europe's education experiment

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    Banks, Michael

    2009-06-01

    Written on the seal of the University of Bologna - founded in 1088 and regarded as the oldest degree-granting university in the western world - are the words Alma mater studiorum. Translated into English, they mean, literally, "Nourishing mother of studies", which is apt given that the university's almuni include the astronomers Nicolas Copernicus and Giovanni Domenico Cassini - the first to observe Saturn's four moons. But Bologna has a much more recent claim to fame in the world of education: it was at the university that plans to create a common European higher-education system were set in motion exactly 10 years ago this month.

  8. The First Three Catalogues of Southern Star Clusters and Nebulae

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    Cozens, Glen; Orchiston, W.; Walsh, A.

    2011-01-01

    Nicolas de la Caille, James Dunlop and John Herschel compiled the first three catalogues of southern star clusters and nebulae. Lacaille catalogued 42 objects from Cape Town, South Africa, in 1751 and 1752. Dunlop catalogued 629 objects from Parramatta, Australia, in 1826 and Herschel catalogued 1708 objects between 1834 and 1838 from Cape Town. Many of these objects had not been seen before; In this paper we discuss the new discoveries and the accuracy of the positions supplied by Lacaille, Dunlop and Herschel. Half of Dunlop's 629 objects turned out to be asterisms and faint double stars.

  9. Echelle observations of C III lambda 1909 and Si III lambda 1892. [for solar electron densities and mass motions

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    Allen, M. S.

    1979-01-01

    Profiles of C III 1909 and Si III 1892 obtained on and near the limb during the 1976 flight of the University of Hawaii echelle rocket spectrograph were reduced and analyzed to determine electron densities and mass motions. The electron pressure derived agrees well with that determined by Cook and Nicolas (1979) from ATM data. Nonthermal velocities in the region of formation of Si III 1892 on the disk were found to be 10-12 km/s, somewhat lower than the values obtained by Doschek et al. (1976), also from ATM spectra. However, velocities derived at and above the limb were in closer agreement, about 17 km/s.

  10. [The symbol of the three reigns of nature: to look further into its significance symbolic system].

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    Devaux, Guy

    2010-04-01

    Emblem chosen by the Parisian apothecaries, the symbol of the Palm tree, the Snake and Rocks reminds that the pharmaceutical skills concern three reigns of the nature from which arise the constituents of medicines. The hypothesis according to which Nicolas Houel was at the origin of this emblem when he was at the head of the Parisian community in 1556 is advanced, whereas an extension of its symbolic reach is looked for. The analysis of the symbolic senses associated with the snake, with the palm tree and with the rocks directs to a religious interpretation of the symbol in a Christian prospect.

  11. Music, Mechanism, and the “Sonic Turn” in Physical Diagnosis

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    Pesic, Peter

    2016-01-01

    The sonic diagnostic techniques of percussion and mediate auscultation advocated by Leopold von Auenbrugger and R. T. H. Laennec developed within larger musical contexts of practice, notation, and epistemology. Earlier, François-Nicolas Marquet proposed a musical notation of pulse that connected felt pulsation with heard music. Though contemporary vitalists rejected Marquet's work, mechanists such as Albrecht von Haller included it into the larger discourse about the physiological manifestations of bodily fluids and fibers. Educated in that mechanistic physiology, Auenbrugger used musical vocabulary to present his work on thoracic percussion; Laennec's musical experience shaped his exploration of the new timbres involved in mediate auscultation. PMID:26349757

  12. Subspace-Based Bayesian Blind Source Separation for Hyperspectral Imagery

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    2009-12-01

    Subspace-based Bayesian blind source separation for hyperspectral imagery Nicolas Dobigeon∗, Saı̈d Moussaoui †, Martial Coulon∗, Jean-Yves Tourneret... Moussaoui , J.-Y. Tourneret, and C. Carteret, “Bayesian separation of spectral sources under non-negativity and full additivity constraints,” Sig. Proc...vol. 89, no. 12, pp. 2657–2669, Dec. 2009. [3] S. Moussaoui , D. Brie, A. Mohammad-Djafari, and C. Carteret, “Sepa- ration of non-negative mixture

  13. At-sea distribution of radio-marked Ashy Storm-Petrels Oceanodroma homochroa captured on the California Channel Islands

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    Adams, J.; Takekawa, John Y.

    2008-01-01

    Small, rare and wide-ranging pelagic birds are difficult to locate and observe at sea; little is therefore known regarding individual movements and habitat affinities among many of the world's storm-petrels (Family Hydrobatidae). We re-located 57 of 70 radio-marked Ashy Storm-Petrels Oceanodroma homochroa captured at three colonies in the California Channel Islands: Scorpion Rocks (2004, 2005), Santa Barbara Island (2004) and Prince Island (2005). Between 23 July and 22 September 2004, and 5 July and 4 August 2005, we flew 29 telemetry surveys, covered more than 65 000 km2 (2004) and 43 000 km2 (2005) of open ocean from San Nicolas Island north to the Farallon Islands and obtained 215 locations from 57 storm-petrels at sea. In both years, radio-marked storm-petrels were aggregated over the continental slope from Point Conception to Point Buchon, within the western Santa Barbara Channel, and over the Santa Cruz Basin between Santa Cruz, San Nicolas and Santa Barbara islands. Individuals captured in the Channel Islands ranged more than 600 km and were located as far north as Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This is the first study to use radiotelemetry to determine the at-sea distribution and movements for any storm-petrel species.

  14. [The adventures of doctor Jean Matuszinski, friend of Frédéric Chopin, from Warsaw in 1808 to Paris in 1842].

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    Hazard, Jean

    2005-01-01

    Jean Matuszinski, a Pole born in Warsaw, happened to be the student of a Frenchman who had emigrated to Poland: Nicolas Chopin. French was still widely spoken at that time in Matuszinski's native land. For a while, Matsuzinski was even a boarder in Warsaw, lived with this Franco-Polish family and became a close friend to Nicolas' son, Frederic Chopin. He was the only one who kept in touch with Chopin, despite the many international dramatic events of the time: an insurrection in Poland rapidly squashed by the Russians. Paris became the heart of the intellectual and artistic life for Polish citizens who took refuge there. After spending some time in Germany where Jean Matuszinski received a doctorate in medicine from the university of Tubingen in 1834, he went to Paris where he was delighted to meet again with Frederic Chopin, and received another doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine of Paris. During his short medical career, he was able to observe several forms of tuberculsis: an acute that killed Frederic's younger sister, and a chronic one that affected Frederic for more than fifteen years. But Matuszinski could take care of Chopin only during the first six years of the latter's illness because himself died from a severe subacute form of tuberculosis, when he was only 33 years old.

  15. Laser produced nanocavities in dielectrics

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    Hallo, Ludovic; Bourgeade, Antoine; Mezel, Candice; Tikhonchuk, Vladimir; Gamaly, Eugene

    2006-10-01

    Tight focusing of the laser pulses opens a possibility to modify the properties of transparent materials and create high-density memories and photonic crystals. It was demonstrated recently [1,2] a formation of sub-wavelength holes by focusing a 100 ns, 100 fs laser pulses inside samples of sapphir and glass. This paper presents the results of numerical simulations of the interaction of sub-ps laser pulses with transparent dielectrics. It contains two parts : a 2D model of the laser energy deposition, based on the solution of full Maxwell equations coupled to a ionisation model accounting for the multiphotonic and avalanche ionisation, and the 3-body recombination. The second part presents the 2D hydrodynamic simulations of the shock wave propagation and the cavity formation with initial conditions provided by 2D absorption model. It is shown that the cavity parameters are very sensitive to the properties of the EOS in the phase transition domain. [1] E.G. Gamaly, S. Juodkazis, K. Nishimura, H. Misawa, B. Luther-Davies, L. Hallo, Ph. Nicola"i, V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. B 73, 214101 (2006). [2] S. Juodkazis, K. Nishimura, S. Tanaka, H. Misawa, E.G. Gamaly, B. Luther-Davies, L. Hallo, Ph. Nicola"i, V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 166101 (2006).

  16. Application of the Global Positioning System to crustal deformation measurements. 3: Result from the southern California borderlands

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    Larson, K.M.

    1993-12-01

    Five years of measurements from the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites collected between 1986 and 1991 are used to investigate deformation in the offshore regions of southern California. GPS provides the first practical technique to make precise geodetic measurements in the region. The geodetic network is situated along the California coastline from Vandenberg (120.6 deg W, 34.6 deg N) to San Diego, with additional sites on Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, Santa Rosa, and San Clemente Islands. The precision of horizontal interstation vectors is subcentimeter, and the interstation vector rate between Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) and Vandenberg agrees with the very long baseline interferometry derived rate to within one standard deviation. No significant motion is observed in th e western Santa Barbara Channel between Vandenberg and Santa Rosa Island, 0.5 +/- 1.6 mm/yr, where the quoted uncertainties are one standard deviation. Motions in the eastern Santa Barbara Channel are consistent with compressional deformation of 6 +/- 1 mm/yr at N16 +/- 3 deg E. This motion is in agreement with seismicity and an independent geodetic analysis for the period 1971-1987 (Larsen, 1991). San Clemente Island is moving relative to San Diego at the rate of 5.9 +/- 1.8/yr at a direction of N38 +/- 20 deg W. The motion between San Nicolas Island and San Clemente Island, 0.8 +/- 1.5 mm/yr, is insignificant.

  17. JIMWLK evolution of the odderon

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    Lappi, T.; Ramnath, A.; Rummukainen, K.; Weigert, H.

    2016-09-01

    We study the effects of a parity-odd "odderon" correlation in Jalilian-Marian-Iancu-McLerran-Weigert-Leonidov-Kovner renormalization group evolution at high energy. Firstly we show that in the eikonal picture where the scattering is described by Wilson lines, one obtains a strict mathematical upper limit for the magnitude of the odderon amplitude compared to the parity-even Pomeron one. This limit increases with Nc, approaching infinity in the infinite Nc limit. We use a systematic extension of the Gaussian approximation including both two- and three-point correlations which enables us to close the system of equations even at finite Nc. In the large-Nc limit we recover an evolution equation derived earlier. By solving this equation numerically we confirm that the odderon amplitude decreases faster in the nonlinear case than in the linear Balitsky-Fadin-Kuraev-Lipatov limit. We also point out that, in the three-point truncation at finite Nc, the presence of an odderon component introduces azimuthal angular correlations ˜cos (n φ ) at all n in the target color field. These correlations could potentially have an effect on future studies of multiparticle angular correlations.

  18. A call to promote healthcare justice: A summary of integrated outpatient clinics exemplifying principles of Catholic social teaching.

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    Waters, Nicole P; Schmale, Trenton; Goetz, Allison; Eberl, Jason T; Wells, Jessica H

    2017-02-01

    There is an urgent need to promote healthcare justice for patients as well as members of the healthcare team including physicians. In this article, we explain how principles of Catholic social teaching (i.e., dignity of the individual, common good, destination of goods, solidarity, and subsidiarity) are applied to health care, by featuring various types of outpatient clinics including free, charitable-direct primary care, hybrid, federally qualified health center, and rural health clinic. We describe how attempts have been made to improve the quality and access of health care by creating new medical schools (i.e., Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine) and training programs as well as allocating government funding to alleviate the cost of training new healthcare providers through the National Health Service Corps. Finally, we suggest a few approaches (i.e., adopting new clinic models to include volunteer healthcare professionals and cross-training members of the healthcare team) to fill in current gaps in health care. Summary : There is a need to promote justice in healthcare. In this article, we explain how principles of Catholic social teaching are applied to health care. To illustrate this, we feature various types of outpatient clinics. We also describe how attempts have been made to improve the quality and access of health care. Finally, we suggest further ways to improve healthcare reform based upon Catholic social teaching.

  19. Enhancement of Hydrophilic Characteristics of Non-Wetting Porous Substrates by Kaolinite Treatment

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    Khan, Lutful I.; Hasan, Mohammad M.

    2007-01-01

    The use of porous media has enormous potential for thermal management and phase separation in terrestrial, micro, Lunar and Marian gravity environments. Recently, a porous media based gravity insensitive condensing heat exchanger for humidity control has been proposed and successfully demonstrated by the authors. A strongly hydrophilic porous substrate is essential for condensing and trapping water vapor from the airstreams. However, most porous media which have good thermal characteristics are poorly wetting to water. This poses a significant obstacle in the development of the porous media based condensing heat exchanger. In response to this problem, a clay based process was developed for improving the wettability of non-wetting and partially wetting porous media. It was demonstrated that poorly wetting porous graphite as well as porous stainless steel could be converted to a completely wetting porous substrate by kaolinite treatment. The process enhances the wettability of both the surface and the interior pores. The paper presents experimental results of enhanced wettability of the treated substrate in terms of imbibition rate and capillary pressure as a function of saturation. The long term stability of the treated surface is also investigated and discussed.

  20. KSC-99pp1229

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    1999-10-20

    Center Director Roy Bridges stops at the Stewart Eye Institute table at the Disability Awareness and Action Working Group (DAAWG) 1999 Technology Fair being held Oct. 20-21 at Kennedy Space Center. Behind Bridges is Sterling Walker, director of Engineering Development at KSC and chairman of DAAWG. At the near right are George and Marian Hall, who are with the Institute. At the left is Nancie Strott, a multi-media specialist with Dynacs and chairperson of the Fair. The Fair is highlighting vendors demonstrating mobility, hearing, vision and silent disability assistive technology. The purpose is to create an awareness of the types of technology currently available to assist people with various disabilities in the workplace. The theme is that of this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month, "Opening Doors to Ability." Some of the vendors participating are Canine Companions for Independence, Goodwill Industries, Accessible Structures, Division of Blind Services, Space Coast Center for Independent Living, KSC Fitness Center and Delaware North Parks Services

  1. Computationally-efficient stochastic cluster dynamics method for modeling damage accumulation in irradiated materials

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    Hoang, Tuan L.; Marian, Jaime; Bulatov, Vasily V.; Hosemann, Peter

    2015-11-01

    An improved version of a recently developed stochastic cluster dynamics (SCD) method (Marian and Bulatov, 2012) [6] is introduced as an alternative to rate theory (RT) methods for solving coupled ordinary differential equation (ODE) systems for irradiation damage simulations. SCD circumvents by design the curse of dimensionality of the variable space that renders traditional ODE-based RT approaches inefficient when handling complex defect population comprised of multiple (more than two) defect species. Several improvements introduced here enable efficient and accurate simulations of irradiated materials up to realistic (high) damage doses characteristic of next-generation nuclear systems. The first improvement is a procedure for efficiently updating the defect reaction-network and event selection in the context of a dynamically expanding reaction-network. Next is a novel implementation of the τ-leaping method that speeds up SCD simulations by advancing the state of the reaction network in large time increments when appropriate. Lastly, a volume rescaling procedure is introduced to control the computational complexity of the expanding reaction-network through occasional reductions of the defect population while maintaining accurate statistics. The enhanced SCD method is then applied to model defect cluster accumulation in iron thin films subjected to triple ion-beam (Fe{sup 3+}, He{sup +} and H{sup +}) irradiations, for which standard RT or spatially-resolved kinetic Monte Carlo simulations are prohibitively expensive.

  2. What is the optimal way to measure the galaxy power spectrum?

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    Smith, Robert E.; Marian, Laura

    2016-04-01

    Measurements of the galaxy power spectrum contain a wealth of cosmological information. In Smith & Marian, we generalized the power spectrum methodology of Feldman et al. to take into account the key tenets of galaxy formation: galaxies form and reside exclusively in dark matter haloes; a given dark matter halo may host galaxies of various luminosities; galaxies inherit the large-scale bias of their host halo. In this paradigm, we derived the optimal weighting scheme for maximizing the signal-to-noise ({S}/{N}) on a given band power estimate. For a future all-sky flux-limited galaxy redshift survey of depth bJ > 22, we demonstrate that the optimal weighting scheme does indeed provide improved {S}/{N} at the level of ˜20 per cent when compared to Feldman et al. and ˜60 per cent relative to Percival et al., for scales of the order of k ˜ 0.5 h Mpc-1. Using a Fisher matrix approach, we show the cosmological information yield is also increased relative to these alternate methods - especially the primordial power spectrum amplitude and dark energy equation of state. Caveats: uncertainties in cluster masses, non-linear halo bias and redshift distortions may reduce information gains.

  3. Fractional Brownian motions: memory, diffusion velocity, and correlation functions

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    Fuliński, A.

    2017-02-01

    Fractional Brownian motions (FBMs) have been observed recently in the measured trajectories of individual molecules or small particles in the cytoplasm of living cells and in other dense composite systems, among others. Various types of FBMs differ in a number of ways, including the strength, range and type of damping of the memory encoded in their definitions, but share several basic characteristics: distributions, non-ergodic properties, and scaling of the second moment, which makes it difficult to determine which type of Brownian motion (fractional or normal) the measured trajectory belongs to. Here, we show, by introducing FBMs with regulated range and strength of memory, that it is the structure of memory which determines their physical properties, including mean velocity of diffusion; therefore, the course and kinetics of several processes (including coagulation and some chemical reactions). We also show that autocorrelation functions possess characteristic features which enable identification of an observed FBM, and of the type of memory governing its trajectory. In memoriam Marian Smoluchowski, on the 100th anniversary of the publication of his seminal papers on Brownian motion and diffusion-limited kinetics.

  4. Center Director Bridges visits Disability Awareness and Action working Group Technology Fair

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    1999-01-01

    Center Director Roy Bridges stops at the Stewart Eye Institute table at the Disability Awareness and Action Working Group (DAAWG) 1999 Technology Fair being held Oct. 20-21 at Kennedy Space Center. Behind Bridges is Sterling Walker, director of Engineering Development at KSC and chairman of DAAWG. At the near right are George and Marian Hall, who are with the Institute. At the left is Nancie Strott, a multi-media specialist with Dynacs and chairperson of the Fair. The Fair is highlighting vendors demonstrating mobility, hearing, vision and silent disability assistive technology. The purpose is to create an awareness of the types of technology currently available to assist people with various disabilities in the workplace. The theme is that of this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 'Opening Doors to Ability.' Some of the vendors participating are Canine Companions for Independence, Goodwill Industries, Accessible Structures, Division of Blind Services, Space Coast Center for Independent Living, KSC Fitness Center and Delaware North Parks Services.

  5. Surveying of morphological variations and Shoreline Classification of Bandar Abbas for providing Shoreline Management Plan

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    Ghobadi-Bistooni, Sadegh; Chegini, Vahid; Ershadi, Siroc; Tajziehchi, Mojtaba

    2010-05-01

    Since Bandar Abbas city is located in a strategic commercial, recreational, fishery, political and military region, its coastline has been employed for different application during last three decades, especially construction of Marian facilities. Therefore, conducting of research projects has become important for management decision making and development of coastal zone of the city. This fact becomes more realistic when the coast is classified based on different views and each part of the coast is investigated as a cell or sub cell due to its different behavior. In this, first, different methods for classification of coasts have been reviewed. Then, emphasizing on hydrodynamic and morphological classification, the slope, morphological aspects, kind of coastline and the gradation of its materials, as well as the slope of coastline have been determined. Moreover, the characteristics of wind waves in the region have been investigated using the SW module of MIKE21 software. On the other hands, the beach state has been determined using Masselink & Short, Masselink & Hegge, and Short & Hesp methods and employing RTR and Ω parameters. Finally, the regions of accretion and erosion in this coast line have been investigated using aerial and satellite images captured during last decades.

  6. [Dentists on Mars

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    Duke, P. J.

    2004-01-01

    The oral health of astronauts, last studied in the mid- 1970s on Skylab, has not been a priority area of study for NASA due to the short length of shuttle stays. But with longer stays on the International Space Station, and planning for a trip to Mars, investigations into how spaceflight affects oral health are needed. The objective of this symposium is to introduce the dental research community to changes occurring in humans who go into space, and how these changes might impact oral health. Dr. Millie Hughes-Fulford, an astronaut-scientist, will review what happens to humans who go into space, and the difficulties of living, and carrying out experiments in space. She will then discuss her research on cell cultures of osteoblasts in space, and in hypergravity Dr. Gerald Sonnenfeld will review immunological changes that occur in spaceflight, and relate the observed decreases in various types of immunological responses to possible effects on oral immunological factors. Dr. Marian Lewis will discuss the effects of spaceflight on gene expression using results from her spaceflight experiments on various cell types. Dr. Jack van Loon, fiom the Dutch Experiment Support Center, will review what is known about bone loss in humans and rats and metatarsal cultures which go into space, and review ground based models (head down bedrest, and tail suspension) that simulate the unloading of spaceflight. Attendees will gain a knowledge of spaceflight research, and information on getting their own experiments in space. The symposium is supported by the NASA Office of Bioastronautics

  7. Chimeric behavior of excited thioxanthone in protic solvents: II. Theory.

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    Rai-Constapel, Vidisha; Villnow, Torben; Ryseck, Gerald; Gilch, Peter; Marian, Christel M

    2014-12-18

    The chimeric behavior of thioxanthone in protic solvents has been investigated employing computational chemistry methods. In particular, methanol and 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol have been chosen in this study. The solvent environment has been modeled using microsolvation in combination with a conductor-like screening model. The vertical excitation spectrum within the same solvent is seen to depend on the number of specific bonds formed between the chromophore and the solvent molecules. Two different models have been discussed in this work, namely, one and two H-bond models. In particular, the formation of the second H-bond causes the energy gap between the πHπL* and nOπL* states to increase further. Excited-state absorption spectra for the photophysically relevant electronic states have been theoretically determined for comparison with the time-resolved spectra recorded experimentally [Villnow, T.; Ryseck, G.; Rai-Constapel, V.; Marian, C. M.; Gilch, P. J. Phys. Chem. A 2014]. The equilibration of the 1(πHπL*) and 3(nOπL*) states holds responsible for the chimeric behavior. This equilibrium sets in with a calculated time constant of 23 ps in methanol and 14 ps in TFE (5 and 10 ps in experiment, respectively). The radiative decay from the optically bright 1(πHπL*) state is computed to occur with a time constant of 25 ns in both solvents (14–25 ns in experiment).

  8. Chimeric behavior of excited thioxanthone in protic solvents: I. Experiments.

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    Villnow, T; Ryseck, G; Rai-Constapel, V; Marian, C M; Gilch, P

    2014-12-18

    The photophysics of thioxanthone (TX) dissolved in methanol (MeOH) and 2,2,2,-trifluoroethanol (TFE) was studied by time-resolved fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy. The spectrally integrated stimulated emission is seen to lose amplitude within ∼5-10 ps. This is much shorter than the fluorescence lifetimes of the compound (2.7 ns for MeOH and 7.6 ns for TFE). The initial reduction in amplitude is attributed to reversible intersystem crossing between the primarily excited (1)ππ* and a triplet (3)nπ* state. The latter one is energetically slightly (∼0.02 eV) above the former one. Addition of the quencher 1-methylnaphthalene (1-MN) reduces the fluorescence lifetime and yields triplet excited 1-MN, giving further evidence for the equilibrium of singlet and triplet excitations. The depopulation of these two states on the nanosecond time scale results in the rise of the lowest triplet state, a (3)ππ* state. Temperature dependencies attribute this to an activated internal conversion process between the two triplet states. Kinetic and energetic parameters derived from the experimental data will be compared with quantum chemical results in the accompanying paper [Rai-Constapel , V. , Villnow , T. , Ryseck , G. , Gilch , P. , and Marian , C. M. J. Phys. Chem. A 2014 , DOI: 10.1021/jp5099415].

  9. Reducing cultural and psychological barriers to Latino enrollment in HIV-prevention counseling: initial data on an enrollment meta-intervention.

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    Wilson, Kristina; Durantini, Marta R; Albarracín, Julia; Crause, Candi; Albarracín, Dolores

    2013-01-01

    Aspects of Latino culture (e.g., machismo, marianism) can act as barriers to enrollment in HIV-prevention programs. To lift these barriers, a culturally appropriate meta-intervention was designed to increase intentions to enroll in HIV-prevention counseling by Latinos. Latino participants (N=41) were recruited from the community and randomly assigned to either an experimental or control meta-intervention condition that varied the introduction to a HIV-prevention counseling program. Following the meta-intervention, participants were issued an invitation to take part in HIV-prevention counseling. The outcome measure was the intention to enroll in a HIV-prevention counseling session. Findings indicated that enrollment intentions were higher in the experimental meta-intervention condition (96%) than in the control meta-intervention condition (53%). In addition, the effects of the meta-intervention were comparable across genders and participant ages. Findings suggest that the use of a culturally appropriate meta-intervention may be an effective strategy for increasing Latino enrollment in HIV-prevention programs. These promising findings warrant further investigation into the efficacy and effectiveness of this meta-intervention.

  10. Reducing cultural and psychological barriers to Latino enrollment in HIV-prevention counseling: Initial data on an enrollment meta-intervention

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    Wilson, Kristina; Durantini, Marta R.; Albarracín, Julia; Crause, Candi; Albarracín, Dolores

    2013-01-01

    Aspects of Latino culture (e.g., machismo, marianism) can act as barriers to enrollment in HIV-prevention programs. To lift these barriers, a culturally appropriate meta-intervention was designed to increase intentions to enroll in HIV-prevention counseling by Latinos. Latino participants (N = 41) were recruited from the community and randomly assigned to either an experimental or control meta-intervention condition that varied the introduction to a HIV-prevention counseling program. Following the meta-intervention, participants were issued an invitation to take part in HIV-prevention counseling. The outcome measure was the intention to enroll in a HIV-prevention counseling session. Findings indicated that enrollment intentions were higher in the experimental meta-intervention condition (96%) than in the control meta-intervention condition (53%). In addition, the effects of the meta-intervention were comparable across genders and participant ages. Findings suggest that the use of a culturally appropriate meta-intervention may be an effective strategy for increasing Latino enrollment in HIV-prevention programs. These promising findings warrant further investigation into the efficacy and effectiveness of this meta-intervention. PMID:23398305

  11. Subleading-N corrections in non-linear small-x evolution

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    Kovchegov, Yuri V.; Kuokkanen, Janne; Rummukainen, Kari; Weigert, Heribert

    2009-05-01

    We explore the subleading- N corrections to the large- N Balitsky-Kovchegov (BK) evolution equation by comparing its solution to that of the all- N Jalilian-Marian-Iancu-McLerran-Weigert-Leonidov-Kovner (JIMWLK) equation. In earlier simulations it was observed that the difference between the solutions of JIMWLK and BK is unusually small for a quark dipole scattering amplitude, of the order of 0.1%, which is two orders of magnitude smaller than the naively expected 1/Nc2≈11%. In this paper we argue that this smallness is not accidental. We provide analytical arguments showing that saturation effects and correlator coincidence limits fixed by group theory constraints conspire with the particular structure of the dipole kernel to suppress subleading- N corrections reducing the difference between the solutions of JIMWLK and BK to 0.1%. We solve the JIMWLK equation with improved numerical accuracy and verify that the remaining 1/N corrections, while small, still manage to slow down the rapidity-dependence of JIMWLK evolution compared to that of BK. We demonstrate that a truncation of JIMWLK evolution in the form of a minimal Gaussian generalization of the BK equation captures some of the remaining 1/N contributions leading to an even better agreement with JIMWLK evolution. As the 1/N corrections to BK include multi-reggeon exchanges one may conclude that the net effect of multi-reggeon exchanges on the dipole amplitude is rather small.

  12. Backward dilepton production in color dipole and parton models

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    Gay Ducati, Maria Beatriz; Graeve de Oliveira, Emmanuel

    2010-03-01

    The Drell-Yan dilepton production at backward rapidities is studied in proton-nucleus collisions at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and LHC energies by comparing two different approaches: the k{sub T} factorization at next-to-leading order with intrinsic transverse momentum and the same process formulated in the target rest frame, i.e., the color dipole approach. Our results are expressed in terms of the ratio between p(d)-A and p-p collisions as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity. Three nuclear parton distribution functions are used: EKS (Eskola, Kolhinen, and Ruuskanen), EPS08, and EPS09 and, in both approaches, dileptons show sensitivity to nuclear effects, specially regarding the intrinsic transverse momentum. Also, there is room to discriminate between formalisms: the color dipole approach lacks soft effects introduced by the intrinsic k{sub T}. Geometric scaling GBW (Golec-Biernat and Wusthoff) and BUW (Boer, Utermann, and Wessels) color dipole cross section models and also a DHJ (Dumitru, Hayashigaki, and Jalilian-Marian) model, which breaks geometric scaling, are used. No change in the ratio between collisions is observed, showing that this observable is not changed by the particular shape of the color dipole cross section. Furthermore, our k{sub T} factorization results are compared with color glass condensate results at forward rapidities: the results agree at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider although disagree at LHC, mainly due to the different behavior of target gluon and quark shadowing.

  13. Enhancement of Hydrophilic Characteristics of Non-Wetting Porous Substrates by Kaolinite Treatment

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    Khan, Lutful I.; Hasan, Mohammad M.

    2007-01-01

    The use of porous media has enormous potential for thermal management and phase separation in terrestrial, micro, Lunar and Marian gravity environments. Recently, a porous media based gravity insensitive condensing heat exchanger for humidity control has been proposed and successfully demonstrated by the authors. A strongly hydrophilic porous substrate is essential for condensing and trapping water vapor from the airstreams. However, most porous media which have good thermal characteristics are poorly wetting to water. This poses a significant obstacle in the development of the porous media based condensing heat exchanger. In response to this problem, a clay based process was developed for improving the wettability of non-wetting and partially wetting porous media. It was demonstrated that poorly wetting porous graphite as well as porous stainless steel could be converted to a completely wetting porous substrate by kaolinite treatment. The process enhances the wettability of both the surface and the interior pores. The paper presents experimental results of enhanced wettability of the treated substrate in terms of imbibition rate and capillary pressure as a function of saturation. The long term stability of the treated surface is also investigated and discussed.

  14. Center Director Bridges visits Disability Awareness and Action working Group Technology Fair

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Center Director Roy Bridges stops at the Stewart Eye Institute table at the Disability Awareness and Action Working Group (DAAWG) 1999 Technology Fair being held Oct. 20-21 at Kennedy Space Center. Behind Bridges is Sterling Walker, director of Engineering Development at KSC and chairman of DAAWG. At the near right are George and Marian Hall, who are with the Institute. At the left is Nancie Strott, a multi-media specialist with Dynacs and chairperson of the Fair. The Fair is highlighting vendors demonstrating mobility, hearing, vision and silent disability assistive technology. The purpose is to create an awareness of the types of technology currently available to assist people with various disabilities in the workplace. The theme is that of this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 'Opening Doors to Ability.' Some of the vendors participating are Canine Companions for Independence, Goodwill Industries, Accessible Structures, Division of Blind Services, Space Coast Center for Independent Living, KSC Fitness Center and Delaware North Parks Services.

  15. Unusual Rebuilding Method of Historic St Mary's Cathedral in the Capital of Western Australia

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    Wysokowski, Adam

    2016-06-01

    St Mary's Cathedral is the Archbishop church of the Archdiocese in Perth in Western Australia. The presented sacral building was built in neo-Gothic style during the years 1863-1865. Cathedral was officially dedicated and opened for the service on 29th January, 1865. In 1973 was proclaimed the Marian Sanctuary and now represents one of the largest religious facilities in Perth. In 2005, the city authorities, together with the Archdiocese took a collective decision on the necessity of a comprehensive renovation of this sacred object. The renovation was due to the technical condition and the lack of usability of the object. The author of the paper had the opportunity to experience these problems by visiting this place several times, first time in 1989 and next years. Thus, the renovation of the present Cathedral was in its assumption not only to perform maintenance of the building and its specific architectural elements but also to increase its functional features - usable for the faithful and tourists. Reconstruction of St Mary's Cathedral in Perth can be a good example increasing the wider functionality of such facilities while keeping their antique and historical qualities. In this paper the above-mentioned issues will be more widely developed by the author.

  16. Chapter 11: City-Wide Collaborations for Urban Climate Education

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    Snyder, Steven; Hoffstadt, Rita Mukherjee; Allen, Lauren B.; Crowley, Kevin; Bader, Daniel A.; Horton, Radley M.

    2014-01-01

    Although cities cover only 2 percent of the Earth's surface, more than 50 percent of the world's people live in urban environments, collectively consuming 75 percent of the Earth's resources. Because of their population densities, reliance on infrastructure, and role as centers of industry, cities will be greatly impacted by, and will play a large role in, the reduction or exacerbation of climate change. However, although urban dwellers are becoming more aware of the need to reduce their carbon usage and to implement adaptation strategies, education efforts on these strategies have not been comprehensive. To meet the needs of an informed and engaged urban population, a more systemic, multiplatform and coordinated approach is necessary. The Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) is designed to explore and address this challenge. Spanning four cities-Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC-the project is a partnership between the Franklin Institute, the Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research, the University of Pittsburgh Learning Research and Development Center, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, New York Hall of Science, and the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences. The partnership is developing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary network to educate urban residents about climate science and the urban impacts of climate change.

  17. First record of massive blooming of benthic diatoms and their association with megabenthic filter feeders on the shallow seafloor of an Antarctic Fjord: Does glacier melting fuel the bloom?

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    Ahn, In-Young; Moon, Hye-Won; Jeon, Misa; Kang, Sung-Ho

    2016-03-01

    We report a conspicuous benthic diatom bloom on an Antarctic fjord shallow seafloor, which has not been reported elsewhere in Antarctica. A thick and massive growth of benthic diatoms was covering or being entangled with a variety of common benthic megafauna such as stalked ascidians, sponges, tubedwelling polychaetes, gastropods, bryozoans, and others. This finding is an outcome of recent investigations on benthic communities in Marian Cove, King George Island, where glacier retreat has been proceeding quickly for the past several decades. Dominance of benthic diatoms during the austral summer has been frequently reported in shallow Antarctic nearshore waters, which in turn indicates their potential as a primary food item for secondary producers living in this harsh environment. However, previous blooming records of the benthic diatoms were primarily based on data from water column samples. We are the first to report observational evidence of shallow seafloor substrates, including the massive blooming of benthic diatoms and their associations with common benthic megafauna in an Antarctic fjord.

  18. A model for improving the treatment and care of Alzheimer’s disease patients through interdisciplinary research

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    Trojanowski, John Q.; Arnold, Steven E.; Karlawish, Jason H.; Naylor, Mary; Brunden, Kurt R.; Lee, Virginia M.-Y.

    2013-01-01

    The emerging global epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) demands novel paradigms to address the two unmet needs of the field: (a) cost-effective health care delivery programs/services, and (b) clinical and basic research to accelerate therapy discovery/development. This report outlines a model demonstration project, the Marian S. Ware Alzheimer Program at the University of Pennsylvania, which was designed to achieve four specific aims: (1) improve the integration and continuity of AD care; (2) identify biomarkers that detect the earliest presence of AD and related neurodegenerative cognitive disorders; (3) enhance both the design and conduct of clinical trials as well as review their results to more effectively test new AD therapies and translate valuable therapies into clinical practice; and (4) discover and develop novel disease-modifying small molecule treatments for AD. The “Ware-UPenn” program has been presented in this report as a useful prototype for partnerships between private philanthropy and academia in planning and developing programs to address a major national public health problem. PMID:23102127

  19. Neuropsychiatric phenomena in the medieval text Cantigas de Santa Maria.

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    Gondim, Francisco De Assis Aquino; Griesbach, Sarah H; Thomas, Florian P

    2015-05-12

    To discuss the neuropsychiatric phenomena described in Cantigas de Santa Maria (Canticles of St. Mary [CSM]). CSM is a collection of 427 canticles composed in Galician-Portuguese between 1252 and 1284 at the Court of King Alfonso X the Wise of Spain (1221-1284). The canticles (of which 9 are repeated) include devotional and liturgical poems and 353 narrative stories consisting mainly of depictions of Marian miracles. Most are set to music and many are illustrated. We reviewed the canticles for description of miracles and other neuropsychiatric phenomena. Two neurologists reached a consensus about the descriptions. Of the 353 miracles, 279 medically relevant facts (from 187 canticles) and 25 instances of resurrection were reported. Possible neuropsychiatric conditions were described in 98 canticles. Physicians were mentioned in 16 narratives. The most common neurologic conditions detailed were blindness (n = 17), dystonia, weakness, and deformities (n = 20). Other common conditions included psychosis (n = 15), speech disorder/deaf-mutism (n = 12), infections (n = 15), sexual dysfunction/infertility/obstetrical-gynecologic issues (n = 18), head trauma (n = 5), ergotism/St. Anthony's fire (n = 7), and others. There were 9 instances of prodromic mystical experiences/hallucinations heralding death. While limited by retrospection and interpretation of neuropsychiatric phenomena in the medieval context, these short accounts are among the first descriptions of neuropsychiatric conditions in early Portuguese/Galician. They reflect how medieval societies used rational and irrational approaches to understand occurrences in their lives. © 2015 American Academy of Neurology.

  20. English Medieval Churches, 'Festival Orientation' and William Wordsworth

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    Hoare, Peter G.; Ketel, Hans

    2015-05-01

    A church that is shown to be aligned with sunrise or sunset on the feast day of the saint to whom the building was dedicated is said to display 'festival orientation'. The earliest work to touch upon this practice in English dates from c. 1678. William Wordsworth gave impetus to the subject in two poems published in 1827; he also played a part in the design of St Mary's chapel (1823-4), Rydal, Cumbria in the English Lake District. The 14th-century St Catherine's chapel at Houghton St Giles, Norfolk, was constructed for the use of pilgrims on their way to nearby Walsingham. Careful measurement of the orientation and eastern horizon of these two buildings has shown that St Mary's is aligned with sunrise on the Marian festival of The Visitation (2 July), and St Catherine's is directed towards the rising Sun on the feast of St Catherine of Alexandria (25 November). It is only by taking into account the character of the horizon that meaningful tests for festival orientation may be carried out.

  1. Influence of Wind and Dissipation on the Modulational Instability

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    Touboul, Julien; Kharif, Christian

    2010-05-01

    Among phenomena explaining the occurrence of rogue waves, the modulational instability is considered to be of major importance (Kharif & Pelinvosky (2003)). This instability corresponds to the nonlinear evolution of Stokes waves travelling in infinite depth, in the presence of perturbations. While no dissipation is considered, the nonlinear wave train encounters a series of modulation-demodulation cycles, called the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam recurrence phenomenon. Segur et al. (2005) revisited the Benjamin-Feir instability when dissipation is taken into account. These authors showed analytically and experimentally, within the framework of Nonlinear Schrodinger equation, that for waves with narrow bandwidth and moderate amplitude, the presence of dissipation stabilizes the modulational instability in the sense of Lyapunov. In the space of wavenumbers, the region of instability shrinks as time increases. As a result, any initially unstable mode of perturbation would finally become stable. This results were later confirmed by fully nonlinear simulations conducted by Wu, Liu & Yue (2006). These results would question the role of modulational instability on the generation of freak waves in open seas. In a recent work, Kharif et al. (2010) revisited analytically Segur's approach, studying the effect of wind on the result described above. Within the framework of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation, they derived a new marginal stability criterion and showed that the modulational instability of the wave group depends on both the frequency of the carrier wave and the strength of the friction velocity (or the wind speed). They gave for fixed values of water surface roughness the marginal curves separating stable states from unstable states. As a result, the occurrence of modulational instability would be possible in open seas. In this work, we investigate numerically this new marginal stability criterion. The fully nonlinear behavior of the wave train and modulation are simulated

  2. List of Participants

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    Bombaci, I.; Covello, A.; Marcucci, L. E.; Rosati, S.

    2009-07-01

    Armani Paolo (Università di Trento) Benhar Omar (INFN Roma) Bombaci Ignazio (Università di Pisa) Bonanno Luca (Università di Ferrara) Catara Francesco (Università di Catania) Cò Giampaolo (Università di Lecce) Colonna Maria (Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, INFN Catania) Colonna Nicola (INFN Bari) Conti Francesco (Università di Pavia) Coraggio Luigi (INFN Napoli) Covello Aldo (Università di Napoli) Cristoforetti Marco (Technische Universität München, Germania) Cuofano Carmine (Università di Ferrara) Di Toro Massimo (Università di Catania) Drago Alessandro (Università di Ferrara) Faccioli Pietro (Università di Trento) Farina Nicola (INFN Roma) Finelli Paolo (Università di Bologna) Fiorentini Giovanni (Università di Ferrara) Fortunato Lorenzo (Università di Padova) Gambacurta Danilo (Università di Catania) Gandolfi Stefano (Università di Trento) Gargano Angela (INFN Napoli) Giannini Mauro (Università di Genova) Girlanda Luca (INFN Pisa) Giusti Carlotta (INFN Pavia) Illarionov Alexei (SISSA Trieste) Itaco Nunzio (Università di Napoli) Kievsky Alejandro (INFN Pisa) Lanza Edoardo (INFN Catania) Leidemann Winfried (Università di Trento) Lenzi Silvia (Università di Padova) Lipparini Enrico (Università di Trento) Lissia Marcello (Università di Cagliari) Lo Iudice Nicola (Università di Napoli) Maieron Chiara (Università di Lecce) Marcucci Laura Elisa (Università di Pisa) Matera Francesco (Università di Firenze) Millo Raffaele (Università di Trento) Orlandini Giuseppina (Università di Trento) Pacati Franco (Università di Pavia) Pastore Alessandro (Univeristy of Jyväskylä, Finlandia) Pederiva Francesco (Università di Trento) Pisent Gualtiero (Università di Padova) Prete Gianfranco (INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro) Quarati Piero (Politecnico di Torino) Rosati Sergio (Università di Pisa) Salmè Giovanni (INFN Roma) Santopinto Elena (INFN Genova) Traini Marco (Università di Trento) Vigezzi Enrico (INFN Milano) Vitturi Andrea (Universit

  3. Size-selective harvesting alters life histories of a temperate sex-changing fish.

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    Hamilton, Scott L; Caselle, Jennifer E; Standish, Julie D; Schroeder, Donna M; Love, Milton S; Rosales-Casian, Jorge A; Sosa-Nishizaki, Oscar

    2007-12-01

    Selective mortality, whether caused naturally by predation or through the influence of harvest practices, initiates changes within populations when individuals possessing certain heritable traits have increased fitness. Theory predicts that increased mortality rates will select for changes in a number of different life history characteristics. For example, fishing often targets larger individuals and has been shown repeatedly to alter population size structure and growth rates, and the timing of maturation. For sex-changing species, selective fishing practices can affect additional traits such as the mature population sex ratio and the timing of sexual transformation. Using historical comparisons, we examined the effects of exploitation on life history characteristics of California sheephead, Semicossyphus pulcher, a temperate protogynous (female-male sex changer) labrid that inhabits nearshore rocky environments from central California, USA, to southern Baja California, Mexico. Recreational fishing intensified and an unregulated commercial live-fish fishery developed rapidly in southern California between the historical and current studies. Collections of S. pulcher from three locations (Bahia Tortugas, Catalina Island, and San Nicolas Island) in 1998 were compared with data collected 20-30 years previously to ascertain fishery-induced changes in life history traits. At Bahia Tortugas, where fishing by the artisanal community remained light and annual survivorship stayed high, we observed no changes in size structure or shifts in the timing of maturation or the timing of sex change. In contrast, where recreational (Catalina) and commercial (San Nicolas) fishing intensified and annual survivorship correspondingly declined, males and females shifted significantly to smaller body sizes, females matured earlier and changed sex into males at both smaller sizes and younger ages and appeared to have a reduced maximum lifespan. Mature sex ratios (female:male) increased at

  4. On the use of Multisensor and multitemporal data for monitoring risk degradation and looting in archaeological site

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    Masini, Nicola; Lasaponara, Rosa

    2015-04-01

    Illegal excavations represent one of the main risks which affect the archaeological heritage all over the world. They cause a massive loss of artefacts but also, and above all, a loss of the cultural context, which makes the subsequent interpretation of archaeological remains very difficult. Remote sensing offers a suitable chance to quantify and analyse this phenomenon, especially in those countries, from Southern America to Middle East, where the surveillance on site is not much effective and time consuming or non practicable due to military or political restrictions. In this paper we focus on the use of GeoEye and Google Earth imagery to quantitatively assess looting in Ventarron (Lambayeque, Peru) that is one of most important archaeological sites in Southern America. Multitemporal satellite images acquired for the study area have been processed by using both autocorrelation statistics and unsupervised classification to highlight and extract looting patterns. The mapping of areas affected by looting offered the opportunity to investigate such areas not previously systematically documented. Reference Lasaponara R.; Giovanni Leucci; Nicola Masini; Raffaele Persico 2014 ": Investigating archaeological looting using very high resolution satellite images and georadar: the experience in Lambayeque in North Peru JASC13-61R1 Cigna Francesca, Deodato Tapete, Rosa Lasaponara and Nicola Masini, 2013 Amplitude Change Detection with ENVISAT ASAR to Image the Cultural Landscape of the Nasca Region, Peru (pages 117-131). Archeological Prospection Article first published online: 21 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/arp.1451 Tapete Deodato, Francesca Cigna, Nicola Masini and Rosa Lasaponara 2013. Prospection and Monitoring of the Archaeological Heritage of Nasca, Peru, with ENVISAT ASAR Archeological Prospection (pages 133-147) Article first published online: 21 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/arp.1449 Lasaponara Rosa 2013: Geospatial analysis from space: Advanced approaches for data processing

  5. Hydrates in the California Borderlands: 2D CSEM inversion results from towed and seafloor arrays

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    Kannberg, P. K.; Constable, S.; Key, K.

    2013-12-01

    Methane hydrate, an ice-like solid clathrate of methane and water, forms in shallow continental slope sediments, and is both a potential energy source and geologic hazard. Traditionally, methane hydrate presence is inferred from a seismically detected bathymetry tracking velocity inversion, known as the bottom-simulating reflector (BSR). However the BSR is an indicator of free gas at the base of the hydrate stability zone, and not an indicator of hydrate. As such, seismic methods are limited in their capacity to identify and quantify hydrate presence and concentration. Controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) methods are sensitive to, and are able to directly detect, the presence of electrically resistive methane hydrate and free gas. Additionally, because shallow resistors can mimic deeper resistors in seafloor instruments, understanding the shallow sediment structure can inform deeper crustal modeling. We conducted two CSEM surveys in the San Nicolas Basin, located 150km west of San Diego where a BSR was identified from legacy seismics. Both surveys were conducted using a deep-towed EM transmitter followed by 4 towed 3-axis electric field receivers spaced every 200 m from 400-1000 m behind the transmitter. Either a half-hertz or quarter-hertz modified square wave was transmitted on a 200 ampere, 100 m dipole that was flown between 50 and 100m above the seafloor. The short transmitter-receiver offset allows resolution of shallow structure (less than 1km below seafloor), while the longer transmitter-seafloor receiver resolves deeper structure. Between the two surveys, 27 seafloor receivers were deployed and ~150km of lines were towed, including 5 transects of the basin coincident with legacy seismic lines, and a short-offset repeatability study. Initial 1D modeling showed the presence of a resistor coincident with the BSR. Further 2D inversions using the MARE2DEM inversion program were run for the towed array. These inversions show a 4 ohm-m resistor in the central

  6. Laboratory experiments for Titan's ionosphere : the chemistry of N2+, N+, and N2++ nitrogen ions

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    Thissen, R.; Alcaraz, C.; Dutuit, O.; Nicolas, C.; Soldi-Lose, H.; Zabka, J.; Franceschi, P.

    Laboratory experiments for Titan's ionosphere : the chemistry of N+ , N+ , and N2+ nitrogen ions 2 2 R. Thissen (1), C. Alcaraz (1), O. Dutuit (1), C. Nicolas (2), H. Soldi-Lose (3), J. Zabka (4), P. Franceschi (5) (1) LCP, Bât. 350, Centre Universitaire Paris-Sud, F-91405 Orsay Cedex, France, (2) Synchrotron SOLEIL, L'Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin BP 48, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France, (3) Institut für Chemie, Fachgruppe Organische Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D-10623 Berlin, (4) J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Dolejskova 3, CZ 18223 Praha 8 - Kobylisy, Czech Republik, (5) Dept. of Physics, University of Trento, Via Sommarive 14, 38050 Povo (TN), Italy (christian.alcaraz@lcp.u-psud.fr) N2 is the major neutral componant of Titan's atmosphere, its ionisation by solar radiation and by magnetospheric electron impact is the most important production of ions in Titan's ionosphere. These primary processes not only lead to N+ molecular 2 monocations but also to N+ atomic ions and to N2+ molecular dications, which can 2 pertain some internal or translational excitation. This contribution will summarize our efforts to caracterize in gaz phase laboratory experiments the reactivity of the nitrogen ions with the most important neutral targets of the Titan's atmosphere [1-3]: • N+ + CH4 , C2 H2 , and C2 H6 2 • N+ (3 P, 1 D) + CH4 , and C2 H4 • N2+ + N2 , CH4 , and C2 H4 2 In this work, particular attention has been paid on the effect of internal and/or translational excitation of the primary nitrogen ions on the rate constant and branching ratio of these ion-molecule reactions. The results from these studies have been compared to the literature values when available and some significant differences have been found. These new values have been used as input data in 1D models of the Titan's ionosphere to show the effect on the final density profiles of the main ions [4] and to demonstrate the existence of a N2+2 dication

  7. A cool eastern Pacific Ocean at the close of the Last Interglacial complex

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    Muhs, D.R.; Simmons, K.R.; Kennedy, G.L.; Ludwig, K. R.; Groves, L.T.

    2006-01-01

    New high-precision thermal ionization mass-spectrometric (TIMS) U-series ages of solitary corals (Balanophyllia elegans) from several marine terrace localities along the California and southern Oregon coasts date to the ???80,000 yr BP high stand of sea, correlative with marine isotope substage 5a, late in the last interglacial complex. Ages of multiple corals from localities north of Point An??o Nuevo (central California) and San Nicolas Island (southern California) suggest that this high sea stand could have lasted at least 8000 yr, from ???84,000 to ???76,000 yr BP. These ages overlap with those from marine deposits on tectonically stable Bermuda and tectonically emergent Barbados. Higher-elevation terraces at two California localities, in the Palos Verdes Hills and on San Nicolas Island, have corals with ages that range mostly from ???121,000 to ???116,000 yr BP, correlative with marine isotope substage 5e. These ages are similar to those reported for other terraces in southern California but are younger than some ages reported from Hawaii, Barbados and the Bahamas. Marine terrace faunas are excellent proxies for nearshore marine paleotemperatures during past high sea stands. Terraces on the Palos Verdes Hills and San Nicolas Island dated to the ???120,000 yr BP high sea stand have dominantly zoogeographically "neutral" species in exposed coastal localities, indicating nearshore waters similar to those of today. In contrast, ???80,000 yr BP, exposed coastal localities typically have molluscan faunas characterized by numerous extralimital northern species and a lack of extralimital southern species. These fossil assemblages are indicative of nearshore water temperatures that were cooler than modern temperatures at ???80,000 yr BP. Waters at least as warm as today's at ???120,000 yr BP and cooler than present at ???80,000 yr BP are in excellent agreement with marine alkenone records and coastal vegetation records derived from pollen data, from both southern and

  8. Fast 3D Focusing Inversion of Gravity Data Using Reweighted Regularized Lanczos Bidiagonalization Method

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    Rezaie, Mohammad; Moradzadeh, Ali; Kalate, Ali Nejati; Aghajani, Hamid

    2017-01-01

    Inversion of gravity data is one of the important steps in the interpretation of practical data. One of the most interesting geological frameworks for gravity data inversion is the detection of sharp boundaries between orebody and host rocks. The focusing inversion is able to reconstruct a sharp image of the geological target. This technique can be efficiently applied for the quantitative interpretation of gravity data. In this study, a new reweighted regularized method for the 3D focusing inversion technique based on Lanczos bidiagonalization method is developed. The inversion results of synthetic data show that the new method is faster than common reweighted regularized conjugate gradient method to produce an acceptable solution for focusing inverse problem. The new developed inversion scheme is also applied for inversion of the gravity data collected over the San Nicolas Cu-Zn orebody in Zacatecas State, Mexico. The inversion results indicate a remarkable correlation with the true structure of the orebody that is achieved from drilling data.

  9. Corrigendum to "Lichenometric dating: Science or pseudo-science?" [Quaternary Research 83 (2015) 1-12

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    Osborn, Gerald; McCarthy, Daniel; LaBrie, Aline; Burke, Randall

    2015-03-01

    In the section "Is there any evidence that lichenometry works?" in our paper we claim that Young et al. (2009) incorrectly transcribed a lichen growth curve from Solomina and Calkin (2003), when they used it in the Alaska Range. The error is actually ours, as we based that point of discussion on the Brooks Range curve from Solomina and Calkin (2003) rather than the central Alaska curve that Young et al. actually used. There was no erroneous transcription, and we apologize to Nicolas Young and his coauthors. The last sentence in the paragraph in question should read "We conclude that the correspondence of 10Be ages and lichenometric ages in this case is a stroke of lucky coincidence".

  10. The Making of the Fathers of Astronomy Exhibit

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    Graney, C. M.

    2010-10-01

    The International Year of Astronomy 2009 stretched a few days into 2010 here in Louisville, Kentucky - the Fathers of Astronomy exhibit at the Frazier International History Museum did not close until 3 January 2010. Fathers of Astronomy, which was open for five months, told the story of Galileo through authentic original editions of three books - the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle, Nicolas Copernicus's 1543 On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, and Galileo Galilei's 1632 Dialogue Concerning the two Chief World Systems. The success of "Fathers" resulted from three very different partners coming together and combining resources to produce a history-themed IYA2009 programme of the highest quality at minimal cost. Lessons learned from the exhibit may be of value to people interested in communicating astronomy to the public.

  11. The Surprising History of Claims for Life on the Sun

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    Crowe, Michael J.

    2011-11-01

    Because astronomers are now convinced that it is impossible for life, especially intelligent life, to exist on the Sun and stars, it might be assumed that astronomers have always held this view. This paper shows that throughout most of the history of astronomy, some intellectuals, including a number of well-known astronomers, have advocated the existence of intelligent life on our Sun and thereby on stars. Among the more prominent figures discussed are Nicolas of Cusa, Giordano Bruno, William Whiston, Johann Bode, Roger Boscovich, William Herschel, Auguste Comte, Carl Gauss, Thomas Dick, John Herschel, and François Arago. One point in preparing this paper is to show differences between the astronomy of the past and that of the present.

  12. IT disaster recovery: are you prepared?

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    Donley, Elizabeth

    2007-10-01

    New Web technologies provide new opportunities but also include new risks. In an article in the May 2003 edition of Harvard Business Review, Editor Nicolas G. Carr said, "executives need to shift their attention from IT opportunities to IT risks-from offense to defense." That's probably a bit extreme. A better approach is to look at IT the same way you look at any business proposition. Every decision should be an informed decision. You should weigh the opportunities against the risks in order to select the best option. Then, once you have made your decision, take the necessary steps to minimize and prepare for the risks. This includes preparing for whatever disaster may come your way.

  13. Alkaloid decomposition by DC pin-hole discharge in water solution

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    Klimova, Edita J.; Krcma, Frantisek; Jonisova, Lenka

    2016-08-01

    DC diaphragm discharge generated in a batch reactor was used to decompose two selected model alkaloids, caffeine and quinine in concentrations ranging from 10 to 50 ppm or 5 to 15 ppm, respectively. UV-vis spectrometry was utilized in evaluation of H2O2 production during the process as well as degradation of caffeine. Fluorescence spectrometry was used for quantification of quinine. High rates of decomposition were reached in both cases in the anode part of the reactor. On the other hand, up to four times lower decomposition was observed in the cathode part. Total removal efficiency gained up to 300 mg/kWh for caffeine and 210 mg/kWh for quinine. Contribution to the topical issue "6th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC-6)", edited by Nicolas Gherardi, Ester Marotta and Cristina Paradisi

  14. WORLD PORT INDEX Nineteenth Edition

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    2009-01-01

    N N N Y N M L N L 13640 VILLA CONSTITUCION AR 3314S 06020W 124 24052 V RN E N N N Y M N L 13650 SAN NICOLAS AR 3320S 06014W 124 24052 V RN E N N N N Y...06818W 125 22437/3 S CN F Y P E K K 02 M 13981 VILLA CONSTITUCION AR 3318S 06020W 124 24052 V RN F Y L N L 13990 FALKLAND ISLANDS 14000 STANLEY FK 5142S...FRANCO DO CAMPO PO 143 38105 VILA REAL DE S ANTONIO PO 143 38050 VILANOVA Y GELTRA SP 131 38543 VILLA CISNEROS 45808 * VILLA CONSTITUCION AR 124

  15. Experimental study of a co-flowing jet in ONERA’s F2 research wind tunnel by 3D background oriented schlieren

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    Nicolas, F.; Donjat, D.; Plyer, A.; Champagnat, F.; Le Besnerais, G.; Micheli, F.; Cornic, P.; Le Sant, Y.; Deluc, J. M.

    2017-08-01

    This paper describes the first application of 3D density reconstruction from a limited number of background oriented schlieren (BOS) images in a large research-type low speed wind tunnel. The tested flow is an ad hoc co-flowing hot jet generated at the wingtip of a simplified airfoil. Ray deviation maps captured by 12 synchronized cameras are combined to reconstruct the three dimensional density field of the jet, in the line of the direct 3D BOS technique described in Nicolas et al (2016 Exp. Fluids 57 1-21). A comparison with thermocouple sampling shows consistent results and highlights the efficiency of this new method for thermal measurement of a low speed convective flow. Finally, we underline the new possibilities for fluid dynamic characterization offered by combining stereo particle image velocimetry and 3D BOS measurements.

  16. [The representation of Italian psychiatry in Italian Treccani Encyclopedia in 1930's].

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    Piazzi, Andrea; Piazzi, Gioia; Testa, Luana; Coccanari dè Fornari, Maria Antonietta

    2013-01-01

    The article reconstruct the situation of Italian psychiatry around 1930, using as unusual sources the pages of the Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere e Arti. This important work, conceived in 1925 and finished in 1937, is due - as well known - to the strong interest of Giovanni Gentile and to his capacity to involve in the project a great part of Italian intellectual world, without any ideological preclusion. The section devoted to Medical Sciences, including Psychiatry, was directed by Nicola Pende (1880-1970) and Giacinto Viola (1870-1943). A prevalent positivistic approach to science is well testified by their specific attention to preventive and social medicine, researches in Genetics and in biotypological constitutions. Psycopathological and psycological lemmas are very limited, underlying the medical disinterest towards contemporary philosophy and psycology.

  17. Hearing Science in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and France

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    Gouk, Penelope; Sykes, Ingrid

    2011-01-01

    Benjamin Martin, the English natural philosopher, and Claude-Nicolas Le Cat, the French surgeon, both published important work on auditory physiology and function in the mid-eighteenth century. Despite their different backgrounds, there was consensus between the two scholars on key principles of hearing research, most notably the importance of the inner ear in relation to auditory perception. Martin's work (1755 [1763?]) drew directly on the surgical work of Le Cat (1741) to demonstrate the importance of the auditory mechanism in listening processes. Le Cat's interest in the ear, however, came in turn from his interest in surgical anatomy. Martin used Le Cat's elegant designs as a tool for the vivid communication of auditory function to a popular, fee-paying audience. The meeting of two very different minds through intellectual agreement and material transfer demonstrates the way in which principles of hearing science were established in the Enlightenment period. PMID:20634220

  18. Inactivation of Escherichia coli on PTFE surfaces by diffuse coplanar surface barrier discharge

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    Tučeková, Zlata; Koval'ová, Zuzana; Zahoranová, Anna; Machala, Zdenko; Černák, Mirko

    2016-08-01

    The non-equilibrium plasma of diffuse coplanar surface barrier discharge (DCSBD) was tested for decontamination of bacteria Escherichia coli on polymer surfaces. We investigated the optical parameters of DCSBD plasma generated in synthetic air with different relative humidity. Our study was provided to estimate the main plasma components active during the DCSBD plasma degradation of E. coli contamination prepared on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, Teflon) surface, in ambient air at atmospheric pressure. The DCSBD plasma was characterized by means of electrical measurements and optical emission spectroscopy. The inactivation of E. coli bacteria was evaluated by standard microbiological cultivation (CFU plate counting). The experimental results of the germicidal efficiency obtained for short plasma exposure times proved the effectiveness of DCSBD plasma for the polymer surface decontamination. Contribution to the topical issue "6th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC-6)", edited by Nicolas Gherardi, Ester Marotta and Cristina Paradisi

  19. The characterization of canvas painting by the Serbian artist Milo Milunović using X-ray fluorescence, micro-Raman and FTIR spectroscopy

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    Damjanović, Lj.; Gajić-Kvaščev, M.; Đurđević, J.; Andrić, V.; Marić-Stojanović, M.; Lazić, T.; Nikolić, S.

    2015-10-01

    A canvas painting by Milo Milunović "The Inspiration of the poet" was studied by energy dispersive X-Ray fluorescence (EDXRF), micro-Raman and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in order to identify materials used by the artist and his painting technique. Study is perfomed combining in situ non-destructive method with the preparation and study of cross-section samples and raw fragments of the samples. Milo Milunović, an eminent painter from Balkan region, made a copy of the Nicolas Poussin's original painting in Louvre in 1926/27. Obtained results revealed following pigments on the investigated canvas painting: vermilion, minium, cobalt blue, ultramarine, lead white, zinc white, cadmium yellow, chrome-based green pigment and several earth pigments - red and yellow ocher, green earth and umber. Ground layer was made of lead white mixed with calcium carbonate.

  20. Update on the frequency of Ile1016 mutation in voltage-gated sodium channel gene of Aedes aegypti in Mexico.

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    Siller, Quetzaly; Ponce, Gustavo; Lozano, Saul; Flores, Adriana E

    2011-12-01

    We analyzed 790 Aedes aegypti from 14 localities of Mexico in 2009 to update information on the frequency of the Ile1016 allele in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene that confers resistance to pyrethroids and DDT. The Ile1016 mutation was present in all 17 collections, and was close to fixation in Acapulco (frequency = 0.97), Iguala (0.93), and San Nicolas (0.90). Genotypes at the 1016 locus were not in Hardy-Weinberg proportions in collections from Panuco, Veracruz, Cosoleacaque, Coatzacoalcos, Tantoyuca, and Monterrey due in every case to an excess of homozygotes. The high frequencies of this mutation in Ae. aegypti are probably due to selection pressure from pyrethroid insecticides, particularly permethrin, which has been used in mosquito control programs for >10 years in Mexico.

  1. Plasma chemical production of stable isotopes of germanium from its fluorides

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    Kornev, Roman; Sennikov, Peter

    2016-08-01

    The reduction process of 72GeF4 in hydrogen plasma of RF-discharge (13.56 MHz) was experimentally investigated. It was found that 72Ge, polyfluorogermanes and gaseous HF were the main products of conversion. The behavior of the main electroactive impurities and of metal impurities in the process of hydrogen reduction of 72GeF4 was considered. Based on the data of emission spectroscopy of chemically active plasma, assumptions were made about the main plasma-chemical reactions responsible for the process of hydrogen reduction of 72GeF4. A single crystal of n-type with concentration of charge carriers of <1 × 1013 cm3, ρ = 47 Ω cm was produced using a Czochralski method after the process of zone recrystallization of 72Ge. Contribution to the topical issue "6th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC-6)", edited by Nicolas Gherardi, Ester Marotta and Cristina Paradisi

  2. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN MELANOMA RESEARCH. Meeting report from the “Melanoma Research: a bridge from Naples to the World. Napoli, December 5th–6 th2011”

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    2012-01-01

    After more than 30 years, landmark progress has been made in the treatment of cancer, and melanoma in particular, with the success of new molecules such as ipilimumab, vemurafenib and active specific immunization. After the first congress in December 2010, the second edition of “Melanoma Research: a bridge from Naples to the World” meeting, organized by Paolo A. Ascierto (INT, Naples, Italy), Francesco M. Marincola (NIH, Bethesda, USA), and Nicola Mozzillo (INT, Naples, Italy) took place in Naples, on 5–6 December 2011. We have identified four new topics of discussion: Innovative Approaches in Prevention, Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment, New Pathways and Targets in Melanoma: An Update about Immunotherapy, and Combination Strategies. This international congress gathered more than 30 international faculty members and was focused on recent advances in melanoma molecular biology, immunology and therapy, and created an interactive atmosphere which stimulated discussion of new approaches and strategies in the field of melanoma. PMID:22551296

  3. Radiometric observations at 20.6, 31.65, and 90.0 GHz: Continuing studies

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    Westwater, Ed R.; Falls, Michael J.; Fionda, Ermanno

    1989-01-01

    Ground based radiometer measurements at 20.6, 31.65, and 90.0 GHz were analyzed to provide attenuation statistics, thus extending the data base of previous NAPEX studies. Using data from colocated radiosondes, comparisons of measurements and calculations of brightness temperatures are presented. The oxygen absorption model of Rosenkranz and the water vapor absorption models of Liebe and of Waters are used. Data from July 1987 at San Nicolas Island, California and from December 1987, August and November 1988 at Denver, Colorado, are included. Joint attenuation statistics at 20.6 and 31.65 GHz are presented for two locations of the Colorado Research Network for December 1987 and August 1988.

  4. V2492 Cyg monitoring requested in support of XMM observations

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    Waagen, Elizabeth O.

    2017-04-01

    Dr. Nicolas Grosso (CNRS, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg) has requested AAVSO assistance in monitoring the young eruptive star (FUOR type) V2492 Cyg from the optical to the infrared in support of X-ray observations with XMM-Newton scheduled for 2017 April 18 UT as part of his study of the complex variabililty of this star. Beginning now and continuing through April 30, observers are requested to obtain "simultaneous optical to infrared photometry (BVRIJHK and/or the equivalent Sloan filter) in order to monitor the behaviour of the extinction and accretion, and to compare it with the level of X-ray emission that will be observed with XMM-Newton." Finder charts with sequence may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (https://www.aavso.org/vsp). Observations should be submitted to the AAVSO International Database. See full Alert Notice for more details.

  5. Music, Mechanism, and the "Sonic Turn" in Physical Diagnosis.

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    Pesic, Peter

    2016-04-01

    The sonic diagnostic techniques of percussion and mediate auscultation advocated by Leopold von Auenbrugger and R. T. H. Laennec developed within larger musical contexts of practice, notation, and epistemology. Earlier, François-Nicolas Marquet proposed a musical notation of pulse that connected felt pulsation with heard music. Though contemporary vitalists rejected Marquet's work, mechanists such as Albrecht von Haller included it into the larger discourse about the physiological manifestations of bodily fluids and fibers. Educated in that mechanistic physiology, Auenbrugger used musical vocabulary to present his work on thoracic percussion; Laennec's musical experience shaped his exploration of the new timbres involved in mediate auscultation. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  6. Blast furnace supervision and control system

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    Remorino, M.; Lingiardi, O.; Zecchi, M.

    1997-12-31

    On December 1992, a group of companies headed by Techint, took over Somisa, the state-owned integrated steel plant located at San Nicolas, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, culminating an ambitious government privatization scheme. The blast furnace 2 went into a full reconstruction and relining in January 1995. After a 140 MU$ investment the new blast furnace 2 was started in September 1995. After more than one year of operation of the blast furnace the system has proven itself useful and reliable. The main reasons for the success of the system are: same use interface for all blast furnace areas -- operation, process, maintenance and management, (full horizontal and vertical integration); and full accessibility to all information and process tools though some restrictions apply to field commands (people empowerment). The paper describes the central system.

  7. Improving collected rainwater quality in rural communities.

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    Garrido, S; Aviles, M; Ramirez, A; Gonzalez, A; Montellano, L; Gonzalez, B; de la Paz, J; Ramirez, R M

    2011-01-01

    The country of Mexico is facing serious problems with water quality and supply for human use and consumption in rural communities, mainly due to topographic and isolation. In Mexico the average annual precipitation is 1,500 cubic kilometers of water, if 3% of that amount were used, 13 million Mexicans could be supplied with drinking water that they currently do not have access. Considering the limited infrastructure and management in rural communities, which do not receive services from the centralized systems of large cities, a modified pilot multi-stage filtration (MMSF) system was designed, developed, and evaluated for treating collected rainwater in three rural communities, Ajuchitlan and Villa Nicolas Zapata (Morelos State) and Xacxamayo (Puebla State). The efficiencies obtained in the treatment system were: colour and turbidity >93%. It is worth mentioning that the water obtained for human use and consumption complies with the Mexican Standard NOM-127-SSA1-1994.

  8. First experimental observations of the magnetic field effects on the nonlocal electron energy transport at the inertial fusion conditions

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    Nicolai, Philippe; Schurtz, Guy; Feugeaus, Jean-Luc; Fourment, Claude; Breil, Jerome; Maire, Pierre-Henri; Tikhonchuk, Vladimir; Chenais-Popovics, Claude; Hullin, Sebatien; Gary, Sylvie; Reverdin, Charles; Durut, F.

    2006-10-01

    A correct modelling of the electron energy transport is essential for the simulation of laser-matter interaction and for the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target design. The classical Spitzer-H"arm model does not reproduce experimental results. The nonlocality of the electron transport combined with the self-generated magnetic fields is often suggested as an appropriate model. In the recent experiment carried out on the LIL facility, the prototype of the Laser Mega Joule under construction in France, the effects of nonlocal transport combined with the self-generated magnetic fields were observed for the first time for the ICF conditions. The experimental results are interpreted by 2D numerical simulations including our new electron transport model [1]. We show that the model correctly reproduces the experimental results and affirms the role of the magnetic field on the nonlocal transport. [1] Ph. Nicola"i, J.-L. Feugeas and G. Schurtz, Phys. Plasmas 13, 032701 (2006)

  9. Charge-transfer reactions, energy gaps, and electron-transfer diabatic surfaces

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    Marzari, Nicola; Sit, P. H.-L.

    2007-03-01

    Density-functional theory in the LDA or GGA approximation has become the widely-used standard model of condensed matter theory. I will discuss shortcomings and solutions to some of the problems that arise when addressing complex chemical reactions. These challenges include the correct description of electron-transfer processes, where electrons become delocalized and shared between ions that should be in different oxidation states. An effective solution can be obtained by introducing a penalty functional that imposes the correct charge state on the ions involved in the reaction [1]. This approach is validated in a model system, showing that the ground state and the charge-transfer excited state can be calculated with negligible errors, and then applied to the determination of the diabatic free-energy surfaces for ferrous and ferric ions in solution. [1] P. H.-L. Sit, Matteo Cococcioni and Nicola Marzari, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 028303 (2006).

  10. Exploiting new CPU architectures in the SuperB software framework

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    Corvo, M.; Bianchi, F.; Ciaschini, V.; Delprete, D.; Di Simone, A.; Donvito, G.; Fella, A.; Giacomini, F.; Gianoli, A.; Longo, S.; Luitz, S.; Luppi, E.; Manzali, M.; Pardi, S.; Perez, A.; Rama, M.; Russo, G.; Santeramo, B.; Stroili, R.; Tomassetti, L.

    2012-12-01

    The SuperB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider and detector to be built at the newly founded Nicola Cabibbo Lab will provide a uniquely sensitive probe of New Physics in the flavour sector of the Standard Model. Studying minute effects in the heavy quark and heavy lepton sectors requires a data sample of 75ab-1 and a luminosity target of 1036cm-2s-1. These parameters require a substantial growth in computing requirements and performances. The SuperB collaboration is thus investigating the advantages of new CPU architectures (multi and many cores) and how to exploit their capability of task parallelization in the framework for simulation and analysis software. In this work we present the underlying architecture which we intend to use and some preliminary performance results of the first framework prototype.

  11. Bulk viscosity of low-temperature strongly interacting matter

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    Dobado, Antonio; Llanes-Estrada, Felipe J.; Torres-Rincon, Juan M.

    2011-08-01

    We study the bulk viscosity of a pion gas in unitarized Chiral Perturbation Theory at low and moderate temperatures, below any phase transition to a quark-gluon plasma phase. We argue that inelastic processes are irrelevant and exponentially suppressed at low temperatures. Since the system falls out of chemical equilibrium upon expansion, a pion chemical potential must be introduced, so we extend the existing theories that include it. We control the zero modes of the collision operator and Landau's conditions of fit when solving the Boltzmann equation with the elastic collision kernel. The dependence of the bulk viscosity with temperature is reminiscent of the findings of Fernández-Fraile and Gómez Nicola (2009) [1], while the numerical value is closer to that of Davesne (1996) [2]. In the zero-temperature limit we correctly recover the vanishing viscosity associated to a non-relativistic monoatomic gas.

  12. Reinraumtechnik für die Medizintechnik

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    Petek, Max; Jungbluth, Martin; Krampe, Erhard

    Die Reinraumtechnik ist heute ein unverzichtbarer Bestandteil bei der Fertigung von Produkten der Life Sciences, den Bereichen Pharma, Lebensmittel, Kosmetik und Medizintechnik. In Anbetracht der langen Historie der Medizintechnik ist sie jedoch eine sehr junge Disziplin. Die Bedeutung von Keimen und die richtige Einschätzung ihrer Größe wurden zwar sehr früh bereits durch Paracelsus erkannt, jedoch wurden daraus noch keine speziellen oder kontinuierlich umgesetzten Hygienevorschriften abgeleitet. Die erste bekannte technische Umsetzung von Hygieneempfehlungen geht auf den Franzosen François Nicolas Appert zurück, der eine aseptische Abfüllmethode für Lebensmittel entwickelte und diese 1810 veröffentlichte [1]. Die erste dokumentierte medizinische Umsetzung stellten Hygienevorschriften für Ärzte dar, die Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis nach 1847 in der Wiener Klinik für Geburtshilfe einführte [2].

  13. Sylvester II Bukowiec Observatory: a "piece de theatre" for the inauguration day

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    Maksym, P. M.

    The 21st of May 2010 has been the day of inauguration of the Astronomical Observatory of Bukowiec "Pope Sylvester II". This observatory, a fixed station of the European network of asteroidal and lunar occultations for high resolution astrometry, is built in the territory of the school dedicated to Nicolas Copernicus, the most famous polish astronomer. This new observatory starts its activity in the international year of astronomy, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of the astronomical use of the telescope by Galileo Galilei. The polish astronomer Bohdan Paczy?ski is the fourth protagonist of the pièce théatrale written for the day of inauguration. Here is reported the text of this pièce, which was a powerful way to introduce people to the knowledge of Sylvester II, great scholar and teacher of the 10th century, who founded the first diocesis in Poland when he was Pope.

  14. Role of inertia in the rheology of amorphous systems: A finite-element-based elastoplastic model.

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    Karimi, Kamran; Barrat, Jean-Louis

    2016-02-01

    A simple finite-element analysis with varying damping strength is used to model the athermal shear rheology of densely packed glassy systems at a continuum level. We focus on the influence of dissipation on bulk rheological properties. Our numerical studies, done over a wide range of damping coefficients, identify two well-separated rheological regimes along with a crossover region controlled by a critical damping. In the overdamped limit, inertial effects are negligible and the rheological response is well described by the commonly observed Herschel-Bulkley equation. In stark contrast, inertial vibrations in the underdamped regime prompt a significant drop in the mean-stress level, leading to a nonmonotonic constitutive relation. The observed negative slope in the flow curve, which is a signature of mechanical instability and thus permanent shear banding, arises from the sole influence of inertia, in qualitative agreement with the recent molecular dynamics study of Nicolas et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 058303 (2016).

  15. Blindness and the age of enlightenment: Diderot's letter on the blind.

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    Margo, Curtis E; Harman, Lynn E; Smith, Don B

    2013-01-01

    Several months after anonymously publishing an essay in 1749 with the title "Letter on the Blind for the Use of Those Who Can See," the chief editor of the French Encyclopédie was arrested and taken to the prison fortress of Vincennes just east of Paris, France. The correctly assumed author, Denis Diderot, was 35 years old and had not yet left his imprint on the Age of Enlightenment. His letter, which recounted the life of Nicolas Saunderson, a blind mathematician, was intended to advance secular empiricism and disparage the religiously tinged rationalism put forward by Rene Descartes. The letter's discussion of sensory perception in men born blind dismissed the supposed primacy of visual imagery in abstract thinking. The essay did little to resolve any philosophical controversy, but it marked a turning point in Western attitudes toward visual disability.

  16. The impact of in vitro digestion on bioaccessibility of polyphenols from potatoes and sweet potatoes and their influence on iron absorption by human intestinal cells.

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    Miranda, Lisa; Deußer, Hannah; Evers, Danièle

    2013-11-01

    The composition of potatoes as determined by chemical extraction has been described extensively. It is thus quite well known that, among other compounds, potato is rich in polyphenols, vitamins and in some minerals. This paper underlines the important role of simulated gastro-intestinal in vitro digestion in the bioaccessibility of polyphenols (chlorogenic acid and derivatives, and rutin) from potatoes and sweet potatoes and their impact on iron uptake. Concentrations of polyphenols in the flesh of two potato cultivars (Nicola, white potato, and Vitelotte, purple potato) and sweet potato were measured by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography after boiling and after in vitro digestion. Chemical extraction underestimates polyphenol amounts that can be released during digestion and that are actually bioaccessible. Iron uptake, as evaluated by a ferritin assay, by intestinal human cells was decreased after incubation with the intestinal phase of in vitro digestion, presumably due to the presence of polyphenols.

  17. Porphyry of Russian Empires in Paris

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    Bulakh, Andrey

    2014-05-01

    Porphyry of Russian Empires in Paris A. G. Bulakh (St Petersburg State University, Russia) So called "Schokhan porphyry" from Lake Onega, Russia, belongs surely to stones of World cultural heritage. One can see this "porphyry" at facades of a lovely palace of Pavel I and in pedestal of the monument after Nicolas I in St Petersburg. There are many other cases of using this stone in Russia. In Paris, sarcophagus of Napoleon I Bonaparte is constructed of blocks of this stone. Really, it is Proterozoic quartzite. Geology situation, petrography and mineralogical characteristic will be reported too. Comparison with antique porphyre from the Egyptian Province of the Roma Empire is given. References: 1) A.G.Bulakh, N.B.Abakumova, J.V.Romanovsky. St Petersburg: a History in Stone. 2010. Print House of St Petersburg State University. 173 p.

  18. Paracetamol degradation in aqueous solution by non-thermal plasma

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    Baloul, Yasmine; Aubry, Olivier; Rabat, Hervé; Colas, Cyril; Maunit, Benoît; Hong, Dunpin

    2017-08-01

    This study deals with paracetamol degradation in water using a non-thermal plasma (NTP) created by a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD). The effects of the NTP operating conditions on the degradation were studied, showing that the treatment efficiency of the process was highly dependent on the electrical parameters and working gas composition in the reactor containing the aqueous solution. A conversion rate higher than 99% was reached with an energy yield of 12 g/kWh. High resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) measurements showed that the main species produced in water during the process were nitrogen compounds, carboxylic acids and aromatic compounds. Contribution to the topical issue "The 15th International Symposium on High Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XV)", edited by Nicolas Gherardi and Tomáš Hoder

  19. Recollections of a translator (Russian title: Vstrecha v verhah ili vospominania perevodchika)

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    Gaina, Alex

    The article includes recollections of the author-translator from few meetings in Moscow during 70-th years of the XX-th century. The recollections includes a visit to Moscow of a Romanian delegation of trade-unions, a visit of Nicolae Ceausescu and Elena Ceausescu to Moscow in november 1977 in view of the 60-th years of the Revolution of October celebration. A visit by Nicu Ceausescu, physicist and the leader of the Union of Communist Youth of Romania, to Central Comitee of the All Union Communist Youth Organization of the USSR (Komsomol) in Moscow during a transit fly to Beijing (China) is reported also. The recollections reffers also the following persons: Andrey Gromyko- minister of the foreign office of the USSR, Geidar Aliev - 1-st secretary of the Central Commitee of the Azerbaijan S.S.R. Communist party, Grigor'ev- a secretary of the Soviet Komsomol (All Union Organization of Communist Youth) and other.

  20. DC diaphragm discharge in water solutions of selected organic acids

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    Vyhnankova, Edita J.; Hammer, Malte U.; Reuter, Stephan; Krcma, Frantisek

    2015-07-01

    Effect of four simple organic acids water solution on a DC diaphragm discharge was studied. Efficiency of the discharge was quantified by the hydrogen peroxide production determined by UV-VIS spectrometry of a H2O2 complex formed with specific titanium reagent. Automatic titration was used to study the pH behaviour after the plasma treatment. Optical emission spectroscopy overview spectra were recorded and detailed spectra of OH band and Hβ line were used to calculate the rotational temperature and comparison of the line profile (reflecting electron concentration) in the acid solutions. Contribution to the topical issue "The 14th International Symposium on High Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XIV)", edited by Nicolas Gherardi, Ronny Brandenburg and Lars Stollenwark

  1. Dynamics of a Sex-Linked Deleterious Mutation in Populations Subject to Sex Reversal

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    Karhunen, Markku

    2011-01-01

    The heterogametic sex chromosomes (i.e. mammalian Y and avian W) do not usually recombine with the homogametic sex chromosomes which is known to lead into rapid degeneration of Y and W due to accumulation of deleterious mutations. On the other hand, some 96% of amphibian species have homomorphic, i.e. non-degenerate chromosomes. Nicolas Perrin's fountain-of-youth hypothesis states that this is a result of recombination between and chromosomes in sex-reversed individuals. In this study, I model the consequences of such recombination for the dynamics of a deleterious mutation occurring in chromosomes. As expected, even relatively low levels of sex reversal help to purge deleterious mutations. However, the population-dynamic consequences of this depend on the type of selection that operates on the population undergoing sex reversal. Under fecundity selection, sex reversal can be beneficial for some parameter values, whereas under survival selection, it seems to be always harmful. PMID:22016765

  2. KSC-07pd0958

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    2007-04-26

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Noted physicist Stephen Hawking (center) enjoys zero gravity during a flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp. (Zero G). Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is being rotated in air by (right) Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero G Corp., and (left) Byron Lichtenberg, former shuttle payload specialist and now president of Zero G. Kneeling below Hawking is Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. At the celebration of his 65th birthday on January 8 this year, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight to prepare for a sub-orbital space flight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service. Photo credit: Jim Campbell, Aero-News Network

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    2007-04-26

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, noted physicist Stephen Hawking, in the wheelchair, arrives at the runway for his first zero-gravity flight. The flight will be aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp., a commercial company licensed to provide the public with weightless flight experiences. At left is Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. Behind Hawking is Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. Hawking developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease in the 1960s, a type of motor neuron disease which would cost him the loss of almost all neuromuscular control. At the celebration of his 65th birthday on January 8 this year, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight to prepare for a sub-orbital space flight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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    2007-04-26

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, noted physicist Stephen Hawking, in the wheelchair, arrives at the runway for his first zero-gravity flight. The flight will be aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp., a commercial company licensed to provide the public with weightless flight experiences. At left is Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. At center is Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. Hawking developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease in the 1960s, a type of motor neuron disease which would cost him the loss of almost all neuromuscular control. At the celebration of his 65th birthday on January 8 this year, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight to prepare for a sub-orbital space flight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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    2007-04-26

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Well-wishers greet noted physicist Stephen Hawking (in the wheelchair) at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility after a zero gravity flight. Next to him at left are Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. that provided the flight aboard its modified Boeing 727, and Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). At the celebration of his 65th birthday on January 8 this year, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight to prepare for a sub-orbital space flight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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    2007-04-26

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Well-wishers greet noted physicist Stephen Hawking (in the wheelchair) at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility after a zero gravity flight. Next to him at left are Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. that provided the flight aboard its modified Boeing 727, and Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). At the celebration of his 65th birthday on January 8 this year, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight to prepare for a sub-orbital space flight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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    2007-04-26

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, noted physicist Stephen Hawking, in the wheelchair, is ready to get onboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp. for his first zero-gravity flight. Zero Gravity Corp. is a commercial company licensed to provide the public with weightless flight experiences. At right is Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. Behind Hawking is Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. Hawking developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease in the 1960s, a type of motor neuron disease which would cost him the loss of almost all neuromuscular control. At the celebration of his 65th birthday on January 8 this year, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight to prepare for a sub-orbital space flight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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    2007-04-26

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, noted physicist Stephen Hawking, in the wheelchair, arrives at the runway for his first zero-gravity flight. The flight will be aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp., a commercial company licensed to provide the public with weightless flight experiences. At left is Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. At center is Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. Hawking developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease in the 1960s, a type of motor neuron disease which would cost him the loss of almost all neuromuscular control. At the celebration of his 65th birthday on January 8 this year, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight to prepare for a sub-orbital space flight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

  9. KSC-07pd0960

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    2007-04-26

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Noted physicist Stephen Hawking (center) returns to the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility after a zero gravity flight. At his side is Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. At far left on the truck's tail gate is Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. that provided the flight aboard its modified Boeing 727. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). At the celebration of his 65th birthday on January 8 this year, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight to prepare for a sub-orbital space flight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

  10. Lahar Risk on the NE Flank of Popocatepetl Volcano

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    Delgado, H.; Huesca, E. A. Gonzalez; Abrams, M.

    1994-01-01

    Popocatepetl volcano has an altitude of 5452 meters and is capped by glaciers which represent a volume of less than 0.017 km(sup 3) of ice. These glaciers are distributed on the northwest-north face of the cone, starting at 4900 m.a.s.l. The ablation runoff of the glaciers is channelized to the north through the Barranca Central and Barranca Ventorillo which at the lower altitude join together to form a larger canyon bent to the northeast following a spur made of volcanic rock from the extinct Iztacchuatl volcano. At 3200 m.a.s.l. a sudden change in morphology marks the starting point of lahar deposits. Several of these mudflows have been mapped. The San Nicolas Lahar covers a poorly developed soil where pottery and other cultural remains have been found. There are now several towns in the area.

  11. The fate of nitrate in riparian wetlands: results from a pan-European study

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    Burt, T.; Pinay, G.

    2001-12-01

    Subsurface flow through the soil and deeper sediments of the riparian zone is known to be of crucial importance to denitrification and other nitrogen cycling processes. Since denitrification potential generally increases towards the soil surface, water table elevation can control the degree to which nitrate reduction is optimised. This paper presents data collected as part of a pan-European study of nitrate buffer zones, the NICOLAS project (Nitrogen Control by Landscape Structures in Agricultural Environments). An identical experimental design was employed at each site, allowing climatic controls on hydrology and nitrogen cycling processes to be explored. Nitrate elimination occurred at most of the 13 study sites spread out within Europe (between latitude 40\\deg and 55\\deg N) with an efficiency ranging from 5 to 30% of N concentration abatement per metre. This elimination usually occurred within the first few tens of metres at the upland-wetland interface depending on local geomorphological and hydrological conditions.

  12. Volume-surface barrier discharge in dried air in three-electrode system fed by impulse high voltage with nanosecond rise time

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    Malashin, Maxim; Rebrov, Igor; Nebogatkin, Sergey; Sokolova, Marina; Nikitin, Alexey; Voevodin, Vadim; Krivov, Sergey

    2016-08-01

    Results of experimental investigation of a volume-surface barrier discharge in a three-electrode system under periodic impulse voltage applied to the surface discharge (SD) electrodes and a d.c. potential applied to an additional third electrode are presented. It is shown that there is a strong influence of polarity and amplitude of the d.c. potential on the direct current "extracted" out of the surface discharge plasma layer by electric field of the third electrode. The amount of charged positive species that constitute the "extracted" current prevails under positive impulse voltage for low values of the negative d.c. potential of the third electrode. The amount of negative species prevails with higher values of the positive d.c. positive of the third electrode. Contribution to the topical issue "6th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC-6)", edited by Nicolas Gherardi, Ester Marotta and Cristina Paradisi

  13. PREFACE: Conference Committee

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    2016-02-01

    ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Alexander Petrov - Chairman, Kiril Blagoev - Vice-Chairman, Margarita Grozeva - Scientific secretary, Kostadinka Gesheva, Anna Szekeres, Hassan Chamati, Diana Nesheva, Peter Rafailov, Yordan Marinov, Emilia Dimova, Tatyana Ivanova, Radostina Kamburova, Ekaterina Iordanova, Julia Genova, Alexander Donkov, Emilia Vlaikova SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Alexander Petrov, Bulgaria; Nikola Sabotinov, Bulgaria; Kiril Blagoev, Bulgaria; Nicholay Tonchev, Bulgaria; Hassan Chamati, Bulgaria; Marin Gospodinov, Bulgaria; Peter Rafailov, Bulgaria; Emil Vlakhov, Bulgaria; Kostadinka Gesheva, Bulgaria; Anna Szekeres, Bulgaria; Diana Nesheva, Bulgaria; Albena Paskaleva, Bulgaria; Tatyana Ivanova, Bulgaria; Alexander Dreischuh, Bulgaria; Evgenia Valcheva, Bulgaria; Miglena Nikolaeva-Dimitrova, Bulgaria; Sanka Gateva, Bulgaria; Frank Hamelmann, Germany; Nicola Scaramuzza, Italy; G.M.W. Kroesen, Netherlands; Jan van Dijk Netherlands; Andrzej Szewczyk, Poland; Henryk Szymczak, Poland; Krzistof Rogacki, Poland; Ion Mihailescu, Romania; Claes-Goran Granqvist, Sweden; Mikael Jonsson, Sweden; Andrew Livingston, UK; Ludmila Peeva, UK

  14. Emerging narrative forms of knowledge representation in the health sciences: two texts in a postmodern context.

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    Abma, Tineke A

    2002-01-01

    Qualitative health researchers have recently begun to experiment with narrative forms of knowledge representation, often incorporating postmodern theory and related constructivist epistemology. However, misunderstanding of these ideas may lead to rejection of, or lack of interest in, these unconventional texts, which in turn might impede the use of narrative forms in the health sciences. The author's aim is to "open up" the provocative domain of ideas about knowledge representation and explain how the forms operate. Two texts are described with respect to narrative plotting, author's stance, character building, voices, and rhetorical tropes: Troubling the Angels, Patti Lather and Chris Smithies's account of support groups for women living with HIV/AIDS, and The Social Meaning of Surgery, Nicolas Fox's description and sociological analysis of daily life in the operating theater. Other examples of emerging forms are integrated and made relevant to the substantive texts chosen for analysis.

  15. A Logical Process Calculus

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    Cleaveland, Rance; Luettgen, Gerald; Bushnell, Dennis M. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents the Logical Process Calculus (LPC), a formalism that supports heterogeneous system specifications containing both operational and declarative subspecifications. Syntactically, LPC extends Milner's Calculus of Communicating Systems with operators from the alternation-free linear-time mu-calculus (LT(mu)). Semantically, LPC is equipped with a behavioral preorder that generalizes Hennessy's and DeNicola's must-testing preorder as well as LT(mu's) satisfaction relation, while being compositional for all LPC operators. From a technical point of view, the new calculus is distinguished by the inclusion of: (1) both minimal and maximal fixed-point operators and (2) an unimple-mentability predicate on process terms, which tags inconsistent specifications. The utility of LPC is demonstrated by means of an example highlighting the benefits of heterogeneous system specification.

  16. [Neurocience in the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios].

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    Díaz, Alfredo Baratas

    2007-01-01

    The development of the Neurociencias in the Spain at the first third of the 20th century had a strong histological and pathological component. The work of Santiago Ramon and Cajal and Luis Simarro was continued by some excellent disciples: Nicolas Achúcarro, Gonzalo Rodriguez Lafora, Fernando de Castro, etc. Some of them had to make compatible diverse occupations, even the professional exercise of psychiatry, before obtaining a modest - but stable - position of investigation. In spite of some misalignments in the institutional development of the centers and the personal biographical ups and downs, the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios was the great institution that fomented the international formation of the investigators and equipped to them with the means to develop its work.

  17. Development of Hydrophone and Its Aapplications Use in OBS

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    Lin, C. R.; Kuo, B. Y.; Wang, C. C.; Chang, H. K.; Jang, J. P.

    2014-12-01

    The seismic wave is translated to T-wave when earthquakes occur below seafloor with a traveling speed of 1500 m/s in the SOFAR channel which centers roughly at 1000 m water depths (Tolstoy and Ewing, 1950). Many studies have shown that hydrophone can be set up in the SOFAR channel to collect acoustic data to investigate plate movement (Fox and Dziak, 1999), seismisity (Fox et.al, 2001), characteristic of T-wave (Park et.al, 2001), seafloor volcanism (Nicolas, 1989), among others. Institute of Earth Sciences of Academia Sinica has been collaborating with Taiwan Ocean Research Institute (TORI) and the Institute of Undersea Technology (IUT) of the National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) to succefully build a new wide-band OBS (Yardbird). We hope that Yardbird is not only an OBS but also a multi-function underwater recording plotform. Therefor we are developing a low-power consumption, inexpensive hydrophone to catch acoustic signals. The protoypte of it has passed a series of tests and got some seismic seafloor data. This paper describes the design goal of hydrophone, component specifications, field data analyzed, and discusses the future directions of instrument development. Keywords: T-wave; Hydrophone; OBS; acoustic signal Referance: 1 Fox, C. G. and R. P. Dziak, Intenal deformation of the Gorda Plate observedb y hydroacoustimc onitoring, J . Geophys Res., 104, 17603-17615, 1999. 2 Fox, C. G., H. Matsumoto and T.K.Lau, Monitoring Pacific Ocean seismicity from an autonomous hydrophone array. , J . Geophys. Res., 106,4183-4206, 2001. 3 Nicolas, A., Structures of ophiolites and dynamics of oceanic lithosphere. Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989. 4. Park, M., R.I. Odom, and D.J. Soukup (2001). Modal scattering: a key to understanding oceanic T-waves, Geophys. Res. Lett. 28, 3401-3404. 5. Tolstoy, I. and M. Ewing (1950). The T phase of shallow-focus earthquakes, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 40, 25-51.

  18. Tracking the origins and diet of an endemic island canid (Urocyon littoralis) across 7300 years of human cultural and environmental change

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    Hofman, Courtney A.; Rick, Torben C.; Maldonado, Jesús E.; Collins, Paul W.; Erlandson, Jon M.; Fleischer, Robert C.; Smith, Chelsea; Sillett, T. Scott; Ralls, Katherine; Teeter, Wendy; Vellanoweth, René L.; Newsome, Seth D.

    2016-08-01

    Understanding how human activities have influenced the foraging ecology of wildlife is important as our planet faces ongoing and impending habitat and climatic change. We review the canine surrogacy approach (CSA)-a tool for comparing human, dog, and other canid diets in the past-and apply CSA to investigate possible ancient human resource provisioning in an endangered canid, the California Channel Islands fox (Urocyon littoralis). We conducted stable isotope analysis of bone collagen samples from ancient and modern island foxes (n = 214) and mainland gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus, n = 24). We compare these data to isotope values of ancient humans and dogs, and synthesize 29 Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dates that fine-tune the chronology of island foxes. AMS dates confirm that island foxes likely arrived during the early Holocene (>7300 cal BP) on the northern islands in the archipelago and during the middle Holocene (>5500 cal BP) on the southern islands. We found no evidence that island foxes were consistently using anthropogenic resources (e.g., food obtained by scavenging around human habitation sites or direct provisioning by Native Americans), except for a few individuals on San Nicolas Island and possibly on San Clemente and Santa Rosa islands. Decreases in U. littoralis carbon and nitrogen isotope values between prehistoric times and the 19th century on San Nicolas Island suggest that changes in human land use from Native American hunter-gatherer occupations to historical ranching had a strong influence on fox diet. Island foxes exhibit considerable dietary variation through time and between islands and have adapted to a wide variety of climatic and cultural changes over the last 7300 years. This generalist foraging strategy suggests that endemic island foxes may be resilient to future changes in resource availability.

  19. Validation of Satellite Retrievals of Cloud Microphysics and Liquid Water Path Using Observations from FIRE.

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    Han, Q.; Welch, R.; Chou, J.; Rossow, W.; White, A.

    1995-12-01

    Cloud effective radii (re) and cloud liquid water path (LWP) are derived from ISCCP spatially sampled satellite data and validated with ground-based pyranometer and microwave radiometer measurements taken on San Nicolas Island during the 1987 FIRE IFO. Values of re derived from the ISCCP data are also compared to values retrieved by a hybrid method that uses the combination of LWP derived from microwave measurement and optical thickness derived from GOES data. The results show that there is significant variability in cloud properties over a 100 km×80 km area and that the values at San Nicolas Island are not necessarily representative of the surrounding cloud field. On the other hand, even though there were large spatial variations in optical depth, the re values remained relatively constant (with 2-3 µm in most cases) in the marine stratocumulus. Furthermore, values of re derived from the upper portion of the cloud generally are representative of the entire stratiform cloud. When LWP values are less than 100 g m2 then LWP values derived from ISCCP data agree well with those values estimated from ground-based microwave measurements. In most cases LWP differences were less than 20 g m2. However, when LWP values become large (e.g., 200 g m2), then relative differences may be as large as 50%-100%. There are two reasons for this discrepancy in the large LWP clouds: 1) larger vertical inhomogeneities in precipitating clouds and 2) sampling errors on days of high spatial variability of cloud optical thicknesses. Variations of re in stratiform clouds may indicate drizzle: clouds with droplet sizes larger than 15 µm appear to be associated with drizzling, while those less than 10 µm are indicative of nonprecipitating clouds. Differences in re values between the GOES and ISCCP datasets are found to be 0.16±0.98 µm.

  20. Upper crustal structure and Neogene tectonic development of the California continental borderland

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    Bohannon, R.G.; Geist, E.

    1998-01-01

    Multichannel seismic-reflection data, sonobuoy seismic-refraction data, and regional geology are used to define the upper crustal structure of the southern California continental borderland and to delineate the characteristics of the main lithotectonic belts of the region. The Catalina Schist belt is separated on its west side from the gently deformed Nicolas forearc belt by faults that have steep west dips and pronounced normal separations. On its east side the schist belt is bounded by alarge detachment fault that dips gently to the east beneath the west edge of the Peninsular Ranges belt at the coastline near Oceanside. The Catalina Schist was uplifted from middle crustal depths and exposed during a major event of extensional tectonism that started in early Miocene time in conjunction with about 10?? of clockwise rotation of the western Transverse Ranges belt. Part of the uplift of the Catalina Schist could have occurred on the detachment fault, but it is through to have mostly occurred on the steep faults that bound the west edge of the schist belt. A large amount of uplift is required, and it probably involved strong footwall flexural deformation in the wake of the translating and rotating western Transverse Ranges and Nicolas forearc belts. Extension, accompanied by probable large amounts of right slip, continued in the borederland region during and after middle Miocene time. The later stage of extension was accompanied by rapid clockwise rotation of the western Transverse Ranges of at least 90??. Most of the borderland, including the belt of schist that was uplifted in early Miocene time, was further deformed into numerous basins and ridges during this stage of oblique extension. The primary driving force for the deformation is thought to have been derived from the rapid northwest motion of the Pacific plate after it had become coupled to the Farallon plate system, which had previously been subducted beneath the borderland.