The strontium isotopic composition of biogenic precipitates that occur in estuarine sediments can be used as proxy indicator of paleosalinity and for assessing precipitation and river discharge rates over thousands of years. In the San Francisco Bay estuary, river water with low (87)Sr/(86)Sr ratio (average, 0.7065) and low Sr concentration (0.13 parts per… (More)
Contamination of a tank water supply system led to an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul with 28 cases of gastroenteritis amongst over 200 workers at a large construction site. The outbreak was identified following notification of two salmonellosis cases by general practitioners from different towns during March 1999. The source of infection, contaminated… (More)
Economic studies on simulated natural gas hydrate reservoirs have been compiled to estimate the price of natural gas that may lead to economically viable production from the most promising gas hydrate accumulations. As a first estimate, large-scale production of natural gas from North American arctic region Class 1 and Class 2 hydrate deposits will be… (More)
With the fast evolution of information technology, traditional healthcare is moving towards a more electronic stage. As a result, the e-Health term appears, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) become a critical application of e-Health management systems. These computerized records have been widely used by clinicians, healthcare providers, patients, and… (More)
a series of three articles entitled " Toward Technical Understanding. " The first article described brain structure and function and indicated that the mind is what the brain does. The second and third articles discussed a seven-step hierarchy to understanding and the importance of the transitions between each step. Since Haile's original articles, several… (More)
We placed silica optical fibers into hydrogen environments of up to 30,000 psi (2,041 atm) and characterized their photosensitivity, mechanical strength, and H/sub 2/ diffusion rate and solubility. UV-induced index changes in the fibers were >10/sup -2/.