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    How e-portfolio technologies can support the employer engagement agenda

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    Replacement of fluid-filter elements without interruption of flow

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    Gatling-type filter assembly, preloaded with several filter elements enables filter replacement without breaking into the operative fluid system. When the filter element becomes contaminated, a unit inner subassembly is rotated 60 degrees to position a clean filter in the line

    Highly Ionised Gas as a Diagnostic of the Inner NLR

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    The spectra of AGN from the ultraviolet to the near infrared, exhibit emission lines covering a wide range of ionisation states, from neutral species such as [O I] 6300A, up to [Fe XIV] 5303A. Here we report on some recent studies of the properties of highly ionised lines (HILs), plus two case studies of individual objects. Future IFU observations at high spatial and good spectral resolution, will probe the excitation and kinematics of the gas in the zone between the extended NLR and unresolved BLR. Multi-component SED fitting can be used to link the source of photoionisation with the strengths and ratios of the HILs.Comment: Proceedings of the IAU Symposium: Co-evolution of Central Black Holes and Galaxie

    SCUBA polarisation observations of the magnetic fields in the prestellar cores L1498 and L1517B

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    We have mapped linearly polarized dust emission from the prestellar cores L1498 and L1517B with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) using the Submillimetre Common User Bolometer Array (SCUBA) and its polarimeter SCUBAPOL at a wavelength of 850um. We use these measurements to determine the plane-of-sky magnetic field orientation in the cores. In L1498 we see a magnetic field across the peak of the core that lies at an offset of 19 degrees to the short axis of the core. This is similar to the offsets seen in previous observations of prestellar cores. To the southeast of the peak, in the filamentary tail of the core, we see that the magnetic field has rotated to lie almost parallel to the long axis of the filament. We hypothesise that the field in the core may have decoupled from the field in the filament that connects the core to the rest of the cloud. We use the Chandrasekhar-Fermi (CF) method to measure the plane-of-sky field strength in the core of L1498 to be 10 +/- 7 uG. In L1517B we see a more gradual turn in the field direction from the northern part of the core to the south. This appears to follow a twist in the filament in which the core is buried, with the field staying at a roughly constant 25 degree offset to the short axis of the filament, also consistent with previous observations of prestellar cores. We again use the CF method and calculate the magnetic field strength in L1517B also to be 30 +/- 10 uG. Both cores appear to be roughly virialised. Comparison with our previous work on somewhat denser cores shows that, for the denser cores, thermal and non-thermal (including magnetic) support are approximately equal, while for the lower density cores studied here, thermal support dominates.Comment: 6 pages, 2 figures; accepted for publication by MNRA

    Trends in fatal car-occupant accidents

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    From 2D Integrable Systems to Self-Dual Gravity

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    We explain how to construct solutions to the self-dual Einstein vacuum equations from solutions of various two-dimensional integrable systems by exploiting the fact that the Lax formulations of both systems can be embedded in that of the self-dual Yang--Mills equations. We illustrate this by constructing explicit self-dual vacuum metrics on R2×Σ\R^2\times \Sigma, where Σ\Sigma is a homogeneous space for a real subgroup of SL(2, \C) associated with the two-dimensional system.Comment: 9 pages, LaTex, no figure

    Dual-spin attitude control for outer planet missions

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    The applicability of dual-spin technology to a Jupiter orbiter with probe mission was investigated. Basic mission and system level attitude control requirements were established and preliminary mechanization and control concepts developed. A comprehensive 18-degree-of-freedom digital simulation was utilized extensively to establish control laws, study dynamic interactions, and determined key sensitivities. Fundamental system/subsystem constraints were identified, and the applicability of dual-spin technology to a Jupiter orbiter with probe mission was validated

    Hydrodynamics of photoionized columns in the Eagle Nebula, M 16

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    We present hydrodynamical simulations of the formation, structure and evolution of photoionized columns, with parameters based on those observed in the Eagle Nebula. On the basis of these simulations we argue that there is no unequivocal evidence that the dense neutral clumps at heads of the columns were cores in the pre-existing molecular cloud. In our simulations, a variety of initial conditions leads to the formation and maintenance of near-equilibrium columns. Therefore, it is likely that narrow columns will often occur in regions with large-scale inhomogeneities, but that observations of such columns can tell us little about the processes by which they formed. The manner in which the columns in our simulations develop suggests that their evolution may result in extended sequences of radiation-induced star formation.Comment: 12 pages, 9 figures, Latex, MN macros, in press with MNRA

    \ast-SDYM fields and heavenly spaces: II. Reductions of the \ast-SDYM system

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    Reductions of self-dual Yang-Mills (SDYM) system for \ast-bracket Lie algebra to the Husain-Park (HP) heavenly equation and to sl(N,{\boldmath{C}) SDYM equation are given. An example of a sequence of su(N)su(N) chiral fields (N2N\geq 2) tending for NN\to\infty to a curved heavenly space is found.Comment: 18 page
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