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    Numerical simulation based on FEM/MLS coupling for solid mechanics

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    This paper presents the development of Meshless Methods based on the weighted least squares approximation (MLS) [1,3,14] to solve 2D mechanical problems. A particular construction support of weight functions involved in the construction of the MLS shape functions is elaborated. We propose a numerical simulation based on the coupling between the FEM and the MLS method. A Huerta et al. formulation is used to build the MLS shape function in the transition area FEM/MLS

    Spectrally narrow exciton luminescence from monolayer MoS2 exfoliated onto epitaxially grown hexagonal BN

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    The strong light-matter interaction in transition Metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) monolayers (MLs) is governed by robust excitons. Important progress has been made to control the dielectric environment surrounding the MLs, especially through hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) encapsulation, which drastically reduces the inhomogeneous contribution to the exciton linewidth. Most studies use exfoliated hBN from high quality flakes grown under high pressure. In this work, we show that hBN grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) over a large surface area substrate has a similarly positive impact on the optical emission from TMD MLs. We deposit MoS2_2 and MoSe2_2 MLs on ultrathin hBN films (few MLs thick) grown on Ni/MgO(111) by MBE. Then we cover them with exfoliated hBN to finally obtain an encapsulated sample : exfoliated hBN/TMD ML/MBE hBN. We observe an improved optical quality of our samples compared to TMD MLs exfoliated directly on SiO2_2 substrates. Our results suggest that hBN grown by MBE could be used as a flat and charge free substrate for fabricating TMD-based heterostructures on a larger scale.Comment: 5 pages, 3 figure

    Operational considerations in utilization of microwave landing system approach and landing guidance

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    The characteristics and performance of MLS equipment utilized by the TCV B-737. Several classes of MLS service and approach procedures are discussed in light of TCV experience. Since the early uses of MLS involves procedures identical to ILS, most of the discussion is concerned with exploitation of MLS capabilities not possessed by ILS. Examples are given of how this could be done by using MLS to enhance the safety and utility of procedures presently in use for noise abatement. Some areas which require definition of new procedures and conventions are indicated

    The Invisible Web: A Quick Overview

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    This article provides a quick overview of recent literature published about the Invisible Web. In particular, this article covers such topics as what is the Invisible Web, weaknesses of popular search engines, types of information found on the Invisible Web, when to use the Invisible Web, search tools and search strategies

    Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy and microphthalmia with linear skin defects syndrome: phenotypes linked by truncating variants in NDUFB11

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    Variants in NDUFB11, which encodes a structural component of complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC), were recently independently reported to cause histiocytoid cardiomyopathy (histiocytoid CM) and microphthalmia with linear skin defects syndrome (MLS syndrome). Here we report an additional case of histiocytoid CM, which carries a de novo nonsense variant in NDUFB11 (ENST00000276062.8: c.262C > T; p.[Arg88*]) identified using whole-exome sequencing (WES) of a family trio. An identical variant has been previously reported in association with MLS syndrome. The case we describe here lacked the diagnostic features of MLS syndrome, but a detailed clinical comparison of the two cases revealed significant phenotypic overlap. Heterozygous variants in HCCS (which encodes an important mitochondrially targeted protein) and COX7B, which, like NDUFB11, encodes a protein of the MRC, have also previously been identified in MLS syndrome including a case with features of both MLS syndrome and histiocytoid CM. However, a systematic review of WES data from previously published histiocytoid CM cases, alongside four additional cases presented here for the first time, did not identify any variants in these genes. We conclude that NDUFB11 variants play a role in the pathogenesis of both histiocytoid CM and MLS and that these disorders are allelic (genetically related)

    Weeding the Circulating Collection at Bailey Library

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    The weeding process used at Nyack College’s Bailey Library involves a year-round, piecemeal approach during a five-year cycle. The weeding of the circulating collection involves roles for student assistants, librarians, and teaching faculty, and is designed to be user-friendly and yet contain necessary checks and balances
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