233 research outputs found

    A Review of Marcus Borg\u27s Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

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    In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay\u27s first paragraph. Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time was written by Marcus J. Borg and was first published in 1994. Much of the information and theories found within the book came from and annual lecture Borg gave at the Northern California Conference of the United Church of Christ at Asilomar, California in 1992. The main idea of Borg’s novel is that “there is a strong connection between images of Jesus and images of the Christian life, between how we think of Jesus and how we think of the Christian life “(Howard 1-2)

    Dating 101

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    In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay\u27s first paragraph. It was recently brought to my attention that race car drivers use special gas which costs them 8 dollars a gallon. That got me thinking about how great it would to have a race car. Forget that it costs 8 dollars a gallon because you would be able to go very fast- Getting places would be so much easier traveling at over 200 miles an hour. However, there would be some drawbacks such as

    Third Coast Percussion presents Points of Contact

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    KSU School of Music presents Third Coast Percussion, Points of Contact.https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/musicprograms/1096/thumbnail.jp

    MAXI and NuSTAR observations of the faint X-ray transient MAXI J1848-015 in the GLIMPSE-C01 Cluster

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    We present the results of MAXI monitoring and two NuSTAR observations of the recently discovered faint X-ray transient MAXI J1848-015. Analysis of the MAXI light-curve shows that the source underwent a rapid flux increase beginning on 2020 December 20, followed by a rapid decrease in flux after only 5\sim5 days. NuSTAR observations reveal that the source transitioned from a bright soft state with unabsorbed, bolometric (0.10.1-100100 keV) flux F=6.9±0.1×1010ergcm2s1F=6.9 \pm 0.1 \times 10^{-10}\,\mathrm{erg\,cm^{-2}\,s^{-1}}, to a low hard state with flux F=2.85±0.04×1010ergcm2s1F=2.85 \pm 0.04 \times 10^{-10}\,\mathrm{erg\,cm^{-2}\,s^{-1}}. Given a distance of 3.33.3 kpc, inferred via association of the source with the GLIMPSE-C01 cluster, these fluxes correspond to an Eddington fraction of order 10310^{-3} for an accreting neutron star of mass M=1.4MM=1.4M_\odot, or even lower for a more massive accretor. However, the source spectra exhibit strong relativistic reflection features, indicating the presence of an accretion disk which extends close to the accretor, for which we measure a high spin, a=0.967±0.013a=0.967\pm0.013. In addition to a change in flux and spectral shape, we find evidence for other changes between the soft and hard states, including moderate disk truncation with the inner disk radius increasing from Rin3RgR_\mathrm{in}\approx3\,R_\mathrm{g} to Rin8RgR_\mathrm{in}\approx8\,R_\mathrm{g}, narrow Fe emission whose centroid decreases from 6.8±0.16.8\pm0.1 keV to 6.3±0.16.3 \pm 0.1 keV, and an increase in low-frequency (10310^{-3}-10110^{-1} Hz) variability. Due to the high spin we conclude that the source is likely to be a black hole rather than a neutron star, and we discuss physical interpretations of the low apparent luminosity as well as the narrow Fe emission.Comment: 19 pages, 9 figures, 3 tables. Accepted for publication in Ap

    Spectral and Timing Analysis of NuSTAR and Swift/XRT Observations of the X-Ray Transient MAXI J0637-430

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    We present results for the first observed outburst from the transient X-ray binary source MAXI J0637-430. This study is based on eight observations from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and six observations from the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory X-Ray Telescope (Swift/XRT) collected from 2019 November 19 to 2020 April 26 as the 3-79 keV source flux declined from 8.2 × 10-10 to 1.4 × 10-12 erg cm-2 s-1. We see the source transition from a soft state with a strong disk-blackbody component to a hard state dominated by a power-law or thermal Comptonization component. NuSTAR provides the first reported coverage of MAXI J0637-430 above 10 keV, and these broadband spectra show that a two-component model does not provide an adequate description of the soft-state spectrum. As such, we test whether blackbody emission from the plunging region could explain the excess emission. As an alternative, we test a reflection model that includes a physical Comptonization continuum. Finally, we also test a spectral component based on reflection of a blackbody illumination spectrum, which can be interpreted as a simple approximation to the reflection produced by returning disk radiation due to the bending of light by the strong gravity of the black hole. We discuss the physical implications of each scenario and demonstrate the value of constraining the source distance

    Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock: 2008

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    SCOPUS: ar.jinfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishe

    Azimuthal anisotropy of charged jet production in root s(NN)=2.76 TeV Pb-Pb collisions

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    We present measurements of the azimuthal dependence of charged jet production in central and semi-central root s(NN) = 2.76 TeV Pb-Pb collisions with respect to the second harmonic event plane, quantified as nu(ch)(2) (jet). Jet finding is performed employing the anti-k(T) algorithm with a resolution parameter R = 0.2 using charged tracks from the ALICE tracking system. The contribution of the azimuthal anisotropy of the underlying event is taken into account event-by-event. The remaining (statistical) region-to-region fluctuations are removed on an ensemble basis by unfolding the jet spectra for different event plane orientations independently. Significant non-zero nu(ch)(2) (jet) is observed in semi-central collisions (30-50% centrality) for 20 <p(T)(ch) (jet) <90 GeV/c. The azimuthal dependence of the charged jet production is similar to the dependence observed for jets comprising both charged and neutral fragments, and compatible with measurements of the nu(2) of single charged particles at high p(T). Good agreement between the data and predictions from JEWEL, an event generator simulating parton shower evolution in the presence of a dense QCD medium, is found in semi-central collisions. (C) 2015 CERN for the benefit of the ALICE Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).Peer reviewe

    Long-range angular correlations on the near and away side in p&#8211;Pb collisions at

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    Forward-central two-particle correlations in p-Pb collisions at root s(NN)=5.02 TeV

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    Two-particle angular correlations between trigger particles in the forward pseudorapidity range (2.5 2GeV/c. (C) 2015 CERN for the benefit of the ALICE Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B. V.Peer reviewe
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