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    Portable pallet weighing apparatus

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    An assembly for use with several like units in weighing the mass of a loaded cargo pallet supported by its trunnions has a bridge frame for positioning the assembly on a transportation frame carrying the pallet while straddling one trunnion of the pallet and its trunnion lock, and a cradle assembly for incrementally raising the trunnion. The mass at the trunnion is carried as a static load by a slidable bracket mounted upon the bridge frame for supporting the cradle assembly. The bracket applies the static loading to an electrical load cell symmetrically positioned between the bridge frame and the bracket. The static loading compresses the load cell, causing a slight deformation and a potential difference at load cell terminals which is proportional in amplitude to the mass of the pallet at the trunnion

    Ultraviolet interferometer

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    Grazing-incidence multi-beam interferometer /GIMBI/ obtains high resolution spectroscopic data from ultraviolet region of the spectrum without use of concave diffraction gratings or partially reflecting coatings. Device produces interference pattern whose fringes may be sharper than those produced by a Fabry-Perot interferometer

    The index of refraction in the neighborhood of an isolated Stark broadened spectral line

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    Index of refraction in neighborhood of stark broadened spectral line calculated by using relation between absorption coefficient and refractive inde

    OPERATIONS - FLIGHT CREW REQUIREMENTS

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    Flight simulation in crew training - manned space fligh

    A new technique for measuring oscillator strengths in the UV

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    Interferometric technique for measuring atomic or molecular oscillator strengths in vacuum U

    Independence, Relative Randomness, and PA Degrees

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    We study pairs of reals that are mutually Martin-L\"{o}f random with respect to a common, not necessarily computable probability measure. We show that a generalized version of van Lambalgen's Theorem holds for non-computable probability measures, too. We study, for a given real AA, the \emph{independence spectrum} of AA, the set of all BB so that there exists a probability measure μ\mu so that μ{A,B}=0\mu\{A,B\} = 0 and (A,B)(A,B) is μ×μ\mu\times\mu-random. We prove that if AA is r.e., then no Δ20\Delta^0_2 set is in the independence spectrum of AA. We obtain applications of this fact to PA degrees. In particular, we show that if AA is r.e.\ and PP is of PA degree so that P̸TAP \not\geq_{T} A, then APT0A \oplus P \geq_{T} 0'

    William James and the Evolution of Consciousness

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    Despite having been relegated to the realm of superstition during the dominant years of behaviourism, the investigation and discussion of consciousness has again become scientifically defensible. However, attempts at describing animal consciousness continue to be criticised for lacking independent criteria that identify the presence or absence of the phenomenon. Over one hundred years ago William James recognised that mental traits are subject to the same evolutionary processes as are physical characteristics and must therefore be represented in differing levels of complexity throughout the animal kingdom. James's proposals with regard to animal consciousness are outlined and followed by a discussion of three classes of animal consciousness derived from empirical research. These classes are presented to defend both James's proposals and the position that a theory of animal consciousness can be scientifically supported. It is argued that by using particular behavioural expressions to index consciousness and by providing empirical tests by which to elicit these behavioural expressions a scientifically defensible theory of animal consciousness can be developed

    Systematic review of transition models for young people with long-term conditions: A report for NHS Diabetes.

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    Aims For many young people with Type 1 diabetes, transition from paediatric to adult care can result in a marked deterioration in glycaemic control. A systematic review assessed the effectiveness of transition models, or components of models, for managing the transition process in young people with long-term conditions, including Type 1 diabetes. This involved identifying (i) the main barriers and facilitators in implementing a successful transition programme, and (ii) the key issues for young people with long-term conditions and professionals involved in the transition process. Methods The following databases were searched from inception to August 2012: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsychINFO, CINAHL, ASSIA, Social Services Abstracts, Academic Search Complete, Social Science Citation Index, Cochrane and Campbell Libraries. Selected studies included young people aged 11 to 25 diagnosed with long-term conditions who were in transition from paediatric to adult secondary health care services. Results 16 systematic reviews and 13 primary studies were included from 9992 records retrieved. No single transition model was uniquely effective. The most successful transitions centred around: young person-focused; age and developmentally appropriate content and delivery; self-management education; family participation; paediatric and adult collaboration; designated transition clinics; transition co-ordinator; young person’s portfolio; specific professionals training; multidisciplinary approach; structured process embedded in service delivery. There were no distinctive characteristics of condition-specific Type 1 diabetes services. Conclusion This important and timely review summarises the key factors that need to be considered for the development of transition programmes for young people with long-term conditions, including those with Type 1 diabetes
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