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Growth and recruitment rates of juvenile blue crabs ( Callinectes sapidus) in Chesapeake Bay
Recent marked declines of the commercially and ecologically important blue crab in Chesapeake Bay have prompted requests for improved scientific information on blue crab population dynamics. I evaluated recruitment rates ...
Having Their Say: Eight High-Achieving African-American Undergraduate Mathematics Majors Discuss Their Success and Persistence in Mathematics
The purpose of this study was to identify and understand the factors that influence high-achieving African American mathematics majors to persist and succeed in mathematics. The major research question guiding this study ...
Rapid Adaptation of POS Tagging for Domain Specific Uses
(Association for Computational Linguistics, 2006-06)
Part-of-speech (POS) tagging is a fundamental component for performing natural language tasks such as parsing, information extraction, and question answering. When POS taggers are trained in one domain and applied in ...
John A Wheeler and the recertification of GR as true physics
The physics life of John Archibald Wheeler is surveyed; the main emphasis is on the years 1953--1976 in Princeton where his activity primarily centered on Einstein's theory of gravitation, general relativity.
ELGAR AND MART&: THE CELLO WORKS AND MUSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TWO REMARKABLE, SELF-TAUGHT, NATIONALISTIC COMPOSERS
The British Edward Elgar and Czech Bohuslav MartinB were two of the most prominent Nationalistic composers of their respective countries during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their musical patriotism ...
Nanomechanical Resonators towards Single Spin Sensitivity
Ultrasensitive force detectors are required for progress towards single atom imaging using magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM). MRFM is a scanned probe imaging technique, with potential for atomic-scale, non-destructive ...
Cmod: Modular Information Hiding and Type-Safe Linking for C
This paper presents CMod, a novel tool that provides a sound module system for C. CMod works by enforcing a set of four rules that are based on principles of modular reasoning and on current programming practice. CMod's ...
Last Level Cache (LLC) Performance of Data Mining Workloads On a CMP — Case Study of Parallel Bioinformatics Workloads
With the continuing growth in the amount of genetic data, members of the bioinformatics community are developing a variety of data-mining applications to understand the data and discover meaningful information. These ...
The Paradox of Local Empowerment: Decentralization and Democratic Governance in Mexico
This dissertation examines whether decentralization to municipal governments in Mexico has improved democratic governance. The research examines the effects of decentralization on democratic governance in three Mexican ...
Nanochannel fabrication using thermo-mechanical deformation of thermoplastics
Nanofluidics has been a major field of research for application in areas like single molecule detection. Most of the research efforts have been concentrated in developing novel nanochannel fabrication techniques. Most of ...