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PREFACE Social Security is the largest single item in the federal budget and has a significant impact on the lives of millions of people. Analysts have long been concerned that Social Security, by providing retirement income, may discourage people from saving. This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) memorandum reviews the evidence from a number of studies on(More)
Enabling 3D video in e-health applications results in the provision of more natural viewing conditions and improved diagnosis. Recent advances in wireless communications, network technologies and 3D video capture/display mechanisms enable the replacement of 2D video applications of current healthcare services with 3D video, to provide improved perception(More)
The use of a Classroom Response System (CRS) was evaluated in two sections, A and B, of a large lecture microbiology course. In Section B the instructor used the CRS technology at the beginning of the class period posing a question on content from the previous class. Students could earn extra credit if they answered the question correctly. In Section A, the(More)
Flight Information System — Broadcast (FIS-B) is one of the services provided by ITT's Surveillance and Broadcast Services System (SBSS) under contract to the FAA. This paper describes the technical details of a tiered service structure which has been implemented to provide a more efficient usage of bandwidth available to the FIS-B service over the(More)
This paper projects lifetime Social Security earnings until retirement using data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) matched to Social Security records of annual earnings from 1951 through 1993. We first develop, estimate and test gender-specific multiple regression models of ten-year earnings intervals using the matched 1984 SIPP(More)
3D medical video was forecasted to be one of the groundbreaking 3D video applications. These range from tele-consultation to 3D robotics surgery. Enabling 3D video in e-health applications results in the provision of more natural viewing conditions, improved diagnosis and accurate interventions in surgical procedures. The deployment of 3D video services in(More)
We present an application of statistical techniques to the localization of an unknown gamma source in an urban environment. By formulating the problem as a task of Bayesian parameter estimation, we are able to apply Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) to generate a full posterior probability density estimating the source location and intensity based on counts(More)
Soft-agar cloning was used to investigate possible granulo-poietic-monopoietic regulatory defects in the chick with mye-loblastic leukemia induced by avian myeloblastosis virus. The plasma levels of granulocyte-monocyte colony-stimulating ac tivity (CSA) of normal and leukemic plasmas were the same when undiluted or unfractionated plasmas were tested. How(More)