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Humidity affects the extensibility of an orb-weaving spider's viscous thread droplets
SUMMARY The prey-capture threads found in most spider orb webs rely on viscous droplets for their stickiness. Each droplet is formed of a central mass of viscoelastic glycoprotein glue surrounded byExpand
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Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form–Validity and Reliability of the Hebrew Version
ABSTRACT This study evaluated the validity and reliability of the Hebrew version of the Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form (GDS-SF) in an Israeli geriatric population. Twenty-seven inpatients withExpand
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Environmental response and adaptation of glycoprotein glue within the droplets of viscous prey capture threads from araneoid spider orb-webs
SUMMARY Viscous threads that form the prey capture spiral of araneoid orb-webs retain insects that strike the web, giving a spider more time to locate and subdue them. The viscoelastic glycoproteinExpand
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Private Prisons, Public Functions, and the Meaning of Punishment
As the prison population in the United States soars, states and the federal government have come to rely increasingly on private prisons. In 2007, private detention facilities housed more than sevenExpand
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[Heart valves].
  • M. Sigler
  • Medicine
  • Kinderkrankenschwester : Organ der Sektion…
  • 2010
But here, you can get it easily this heart with valves to read. As known, when you read a book, one to remember is not only the PDF, but also the genre of the book. You will see from the PDF thatExpand
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The stability of hygroscopic compounds in orb-web spider viscous thread
Abstract Each of the droplets that form an orb-weaving spider's viscous capture thread are composed of a viscoelastic glycoprotein glue core that is surrounded by an aqueous layer and supported by aExpand
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Contradiction, Coherence, and Guided Discretion in the Supreme Court's Capital Sentencing Jurisprudence
In the wake of Furman v. Georgia in 1972, many states revised their capital sentencing statutes to address the problem of arbitrary sentencing. In a series of decisions reviewing the new statutes,Expand
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Political Theory and Criminal Punishment: Introduction
The scholarly literature on punishment—its general justification and allocation, its forms and processes—is vast indeed. The discourse ranges from the seemingly intractable philosophical debateExpand
The Methodology of Desert
In a series of books and articles Paul Robinson (along with various coauthors) builds a case for “empirical desert” as a basis for deciding who should be punished under the criminal law and how much.Expand
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