Tim Gallagher

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The ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), long suspected to be extinct, has been rediscovered in the Big Woods region of eastern Arkansas. Visual encounters during 2004 and 2005, and analysis of a video clip from April 2004, confirm the existence of at least one male. Acoustic signatures consistent with Campephilus display drums also have been(More)
But these profits are under attack. Competitors—particularly the low-cost Asian companies known as willfitters—copy and sell aftermarket parts at prices that original-equipment manufacturers often can't match. Meanwhile, customers are reducing the amount of inventory they hold, buying non-OEM and used parts, refurbishing instead of replacing parts, and, in(More)
Somatic cell hybrids were obtained with electric pulse by fusion of human epithelial HeLa cells derived from a carcinoma of the uterine cervix and mouse fibroblasts 3T3.4E, deficient in thymidine kinase. Hybrids were selected and propagated in HAT media; some experiments were carried out in medium with delipidized serum. The hybrid cells were characterized(More)
Fixed broadband microwave communications are usually considered line-of-sight (LOS) technologies. Conventional wisdom holds that non-line-of-sight (NLOS) paths are of insufficient quality for broadband commercial deployments. However, it is possible that the only links available in an emergency deployment are NLOS paths. Since little work has been published(More)
As part of the project “Testbed for High-Speed End-to-End Communications in Support of Comprehensive Emergency Management” funded by the National Science Foundation’s Digital Government Program (award EIA9983463), Virginia Tech researchers are developing a prototype system to provide a high-speed backbone network for emergency and disaster response. It is(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of a health plan and community pharmacy partnership to improve blood pressure control. SETTING A midwestern health plan and a regional community pharmacy chain. PRACTICE INNOVATION Health plan members with a hypertension diagnosis and attributed to the pharmacy chain based on prescription claims were invited to(More)