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Construction of the first stage of the Pierre Auger Observatory has begun. The aim of the Observatory is to collect unprecedented information about cosmic rays above 10 eV: The first phase of the project, the construction and operation of a prototype system, known as the engineering array, has now been completed. It has allowed all of the sub-systems that… (More)
The EDELWEISS collaboration has performed a direct search for WIMP dark matter using a 320 g heat-and-ionization cryogenic Ge detector operated in a low-background environment in the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane. No nuclear recoils are observed in the fiducial volume in the 30-200 keV energy range during an effective exposure of 4.53 kg·days. Limits for… (More)
UNLABELLED Short-Stay Observation Units (SSOUs) in paediatric emergency departments are effective in reducing inpatient admissions but can also generate excessive short-stay hospitalisations. The aim of the study was to evaluate both these consequences and the different missions of SSOUs. METHODS This prospective study included all children admitted in a… (More)
Frog endplates were studied with the scanning electron microscope following the removal of the presynaptic terminal by collagenase and acid treatments. Endplates had 2-14 branches of primary cleft. The longest branches were parallel to the muscle fiber. Short branches oblique or perpendicular to the muscle fiber were also present near the central region of… (More)
The EDELWEISS experiment has improved its sensitivity for the direct search for WIMP dark matter. In the recoil energy range relevant for WIMP masses below 10 TeV/c, no nuclear recoils were observed in the fiducial volume of a heat-and-ionization cryogenic Ge detector operated in the lowbackground environment of the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane in the… (More)
This paper describes a tool for browsing video sequences. It is based on an automatic decomposition of the sequence into a number of consecutive shots. For each shot, a representative image is constructed and assigned a hypermedia link to the original video. The images are presented to the user as a document that can be browsed. Selecting an image leads to… (More)
Several aspects of the analysis of the data obtained with the cryogenic heat-and-ionisation Ge detectors used by the EDELWEISS dark matter search experiment are presented. Their calibration, the determination of their energy threshold, fiducial volume and nuclear recoil acceptance are detailed.
The EDELWEISS Dark Matter search uses low-temperature Ge detectors with heat and ionisation read-out to identify nuclear recoils induced by elastic collisions with WIMPs from the galactic halo. Results from the operation of 70 g and 320 g Ge detectors in the low-background environment of the Modane Underground Laboratory (LSM) are presented.