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We present a new compilation of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), a new dataset of low-redshift nearby-Hubble-flow SNe and new analysis procedures to work with these heterogeneous compilations. This " Union " compilation of 414 SN Ia, which reduces to 307 SNe after selection cuts, includes the recent large samples of SNe Ia from the Supernova Legacy Survey and(More)
Rises in free [Ca2+]i in response to various tetanic stimuli (Ca2+ transient) in frog motor nerve terminals were measured by recording fluorescence changes of Ca2+ indicators and analyzed in relation to short-term synaptic plasticity. Ca2+ transients reached a plateau after 10–20 impulses at 100 Hz and decayed in a three-exponential manner, in which the(More)
Papillary meningioma is a rare variant of meningioma defined by the presence of a perivascular pseudopapillary pattern. Because papillary meningioma typically displays invasion of the brain, local recurrence, and distant metastasis, it has been graded as a WHO grade III tumor [8]. Rhabdoid meningioma is a relatively newly recognized, distinct WHO grade III(More)
This paper proposes a mobile-agent-based middleware that benefits remote computer users who wish to mutually offer their desktop computing resource to other Internet group members while their computers are not being used. Key to this resource exchange grid is the use of mobile agents. Each agent represents a client user, carries his/her job requests,(More)
Vortex shedding from an obstacle potential moving in a Bose-Einstein condensate is investigated. Long-lived alternately aligned vortex pairs are found to form in the wake, which is similar to the Bénard-von Kármán vortex street in classical viscous fluids. Various patterns of vortex shedding are systematically studied and the drag force on the obstacle is(More)
Contamination of the exterior surface of vials of cytostatic drugs by the drugs themselves is a potential hazard to human health. This study developed a validated method using liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) for the determination of contamination of the exteriors of vials of cisplatin and carboplatin.(More)
An amine-embedded flexible alkyl strap has been incorporated into an emissive boryl-substituted dithienylpyrrole skeleton as a new entity of excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) chromophores. The π-electron system shows a dual emission, which covers a wide range of the visible region depending on the solvent polarity. The incorporation of(More)
M++ self-migrating threads are C++ compiled objects, capable of constructing computational networks and autonomously migrating themselves over a cluster system. The main goal of M++ is to provide a cluster computing paradigm for multi-agent simulation that has gained popularity in the areas of artificial life and ecological simulations , and biological(More)
We report on work to increase the number of well-measured Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) at high redshifts. Light curves, including high signal-to-noise HST data, and spectra of six SNe Ia that were discovered during 2001 are presented. Additionally, for the two SNe with z > 1, we present ground-based J-band photometry from Gemini and the VLT. These are among(More)