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    Functional Capabilities of Coupled Memristor-Based Reactance-Less Oscillators

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    New functionalities of reactance-less memristor based oscillators are discussed which arise when two elementary oscillators are connected. It is shown that the system of coupled memristor based oscillators can be used for converting analog and analog-digital signals into binary pulse sequences. The approach to control the thresholds in memristor based oscillators is discussed. Standard control approach in memristor based oscillators is the exploitation of input signal to drive the rate of change in the state of the memristor. In contrast, the main idea of the considered controlling approach is to send the input signal not directly to the memristor device but to the comparator circuit and as result to control oscillator circuit behavior by change of interval of memristor resistor variation. The capabilities of coupled memristor based oscillators with control thresholds are sufficient for constructing the simple circuit elements of oscillatory computing architectures


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    Many Russian universities face the problem when applicants who successfully passed a single state examination in core disciplines become outsiders as a result of the first academic period. Especially it concerns the specialties connected with the exact sciences, including those focused on the training of IT specialists. The relationship between the amount of funding the university and the number of students, as well as the opportunity to conduct the educational process itself, is determined by the accreditation of the university, the successful passage of which is related to a number of indicators. These indicators include the minimum passing grade for the unified state exam (USE) and the percentage of students in relation to the admission control numbers. Thus, academic achievement is currently one of the most pressing problems of higher education. Identifying the most significant factors that affect the process and quality of training is an important task of many studies. It is important to be able to make a forecast about the success of the training already based on the information that people entering the first year report in their personal files. This will allow from the first days of the student's stay in the university to pay more attention from tutors and teachers to those of them who fall into the risk group. In this article, we propose a neural network model for predicting the risk group for the progress of students of the Perm State National Research University in the field of Applied Mathematics and Informatics based on the results of the introductory tests, the results of the first academic period (trimester), and a number of other factors

    Observation of time quasicrystal and its transition to superfluid time crystal

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    We report experimental realization of a quantum time quasicrystal, and its transformation to a quantum time crystal. We study Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons, associated with coherent spin precession, created in a flexible trap in superfluid 3^3He-B. Under a periodic drive with an oscillating magnetic field, the coherent spin precession is stabilized at a frequency smaller than that of the drive, demonstrating spontaneous breaking of discrete time translation symmetry. The induced precession frequency is incommensurate with the drive, and hence the obtained state is a time quasicrystal. When the drive is turned off, the self-sustained coherent precession lives a macroscopically-long time, now representing a time crystal with broken symmetry with respect to continuous time translations. Additionally, the magnon condensate manifests spin superfluidity, justifying calling the obtained state a time supersolid or a time super-crystal

    Novel robust biomarkers for human bladder cancer based on activation of intracellular signaling pathways

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    Sherpa Romeo blue journal. Open access article. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (CC BY 3.0) applies.We recently proposed a new bioinformatic algorithm called OncoFinder for quantifying the activation of intracellular signaling pathways. It was proved advantageous for minimizing errors of high-throughput gene expression analyses and showed strong potential for identifying new biomarkers. Here, for the first time, we applied OncoFinder for normal and cancerous tissues of the human bladder to identify biomarkers of bladder cancer. Using Illumina HT12v4 microarrays, we profiled gene expression in 17 cancer and seven non-cancerous bladder tissue samples. These experiments were done in two independent laboratories located in Russia and Canada. We calculated pathway activation strength values for the investigated transcriptomes and identified signaling pathways that were regulated differently in bladder cancer (BC) tissues compared with normal controls. We found, for both experimental datasets, 44 signaling pathways that serve as excellent new biomarkers of BC, supported by high area under the curve (AUC) values. We conclude that the OncoFinder approach is highly efficient in finding new biomarkers for cancer. These markers are mathematical functions involving multiple gene products, which distinguishes them from “traditional” expression biomarkers that only assess concentrations of single genes.Ye

    Energy Resolution Performance of the CMS Electromagnetic Calorimeter

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    The energy resolution performance of the CMS lead tungstate crystal electromagnetic calorimeter is presented. Measurements were made with an electron beam using a fully equipped supermodule of the calorimeter barrel. Results are given both for electrons incident on the centre of crystals and for electrons distributed uniformly over the calorimeter surface. The electron energy is reconstructed in matrices of 3 times 3 or 5 times 5 crystals centred on the crystal containing the maximum energy. Corrections for variations in the shower containment are applied in the case of uniform incidence. The resolution measured is consistent with the design goals

    Alignment of the CMS silicon tracker during commissioning with cosmic rays

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    This is the Pre-print version of the Article. The official published version of the Paper can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2010 IOPThe CMS silicon tracker, consisting of 1440 silicon pixel and 15 148 silicon strip detector modules, has been aligned using more than three million cosmic ray charged particles, with additional information from optical surveys. The positions of the modules were determined with respect to cosmic ray trajectories to an average precision of 3–4 microns RMS in the barrel and 3–14 microns RMS in the endcap in the most sensitive coordinate. The results have been validated by several studies, including laser beam cross-checks, track fit self-consistency, track residuals in overlapping module regions, and track parameter resolution, and are compared with predictions obtained from simulation. Correlated systematic effects have been investigated. The track parameter resolutions obtained with this alignment are close to the design performance.This work is supported by FMSR (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); Academy of Sciences and NICPB (Estonia); Academy of Finland, ME, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NKTH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF (Korea); LAS (Lithuania); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); PAEC (Pakistan); SCSR (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan); MST and MAE (Russia); MSTDS (Serbia); MICINN and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); NSC (Taipei); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA)

    Commissioning and performance of the CMS pixel tracker with cosmic ray muons