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i SUMMARY America's largest wetland community is losing its marshes and swamps to the Gulf of Mexico. The wetlands of coastal Louisiana are being converted to open water at a rate of fifty square miles per year, largely as a result of maintaining shipping lanes, the dredging of canals, flood control levees, and the withdrawal of oil and gas. If current(More)
This White Paper represents a common viewpoint of those parties concerned with its provisions, namely, transit operating/planning agencies, manufacturers, consultants, engineers and general interest groups. The application of any standards, practices or guidelines contained herein is voluntary. In some cases, federal and/or state regulations govern portions(More)
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The physical processes governing the onset of yield, where a material changes its shape permanently under external deformation, are not yet understood for amorphous solids that are intrinsically disordered. Here, using molecular dynamics simulations and mean-field theory, we show that at a critical strain amplitude the sizes of clusters of atoms undergoing(More)
After CHORIMAC-8 and CHORIMAC-12 a new multichannel cochlear implant is presented, characterized by its totally numeric sound signal processing. Owing to FFT the whole speech information is cut into 15 channels, then sequentially transmitted to an implanted receptor and electrode bearer. This digital processing provides the new system with several(More)
Research efforts have been directed towards constructing a fully automated microcomputer-controlled bench-scale 'batch-type' chemical reactor [1-6]. This fully automated reactor can execute repetitive experiments on an approximately 50 ml scale, providing important chemical reaction data during early stages of process development research programmes. The(More)
distinguished computer engineer who combined careers in chemical engineering and computing to concern himself and his society with the future of computing and the benefits of the computer Walter Carlson joined DuPont's industrial engineering division in October 1939, and after 15 years in process improvement and planning assignments, he set up the(More)
Monomac monochannel and Minimac multichannel cochlear implants bring to the remaining hearing fibers sound information that is previously converted into adequate electric signals. Both function at constant currents. The Monomac monocanal system possesses only one electrode implanted either inside or outside the cochlea and sends off sound of basic laryngeal(More)