Human beings are condemned to freedom, according to Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness. Every individual creates his or her own identity according to choice. Because we choose ourselves, each individual is also completely responsible for his or her actions. This responsibility causes anguish that leads human beings to avoid their...
Quantification and comparison of morphological changes over the last ~300 y in Oregon salt marshes provide valuable insights into the tectonic, hydroclimatic, and anthropogenic processes shaping this important intertidal zone. Understanding of the rates and drivers of salt marsh change contextualizes intertidal habitats within the sediment routing system (i.e., source...
Quantification of contemporary sediment and carbon accumulation within Oregon tidal saline wetlands will: (1) fill a critical knowledge gap, and (2) naturally test without complicating variables whether sea level rise or sediment supply primarily control wetland growth. Here we measure vertical accretion rates and carbon burial rates in three Oregon...
The Caribbean Plateau is an oceanic large igneous province (CLIP). A widely accepted model for LIP petrogenesis proposes that these large bodies of igneous rock are formed by decompression melting associated with upwelling mantle plume heads during the initiation of hotspot activity. According to this classical model, petrogenesis occurs over...
Several learning processes which can be used with computing
machinery are discussed in this paper. Consideration is given to what
has been done in this field in the past as well as to what is now
being done. New ideas which might be applied to such study are
The reliability of sequential machines is an important factor in
their design and implementation. In this thesis, stochastic sequential
machine models are employed to investigate some of the problems concerning
the reliability of sequential machines. Two different methods
are used to find the reliability required of individual elements. The
In recent years the types of engineering data accumulated by many telemetry systems have become so diversified and complex, and
the environment in which these systems operate has become so restricting
that telemetry systems with increased capabilities and decreased
size are becoming a necessity. Advances in integrated circuitry
The effect of X-irradiation on DNA synthesis in larval salivary
glands of Drosophila hydei was studied using the technique of liquid
scintillation spectrometry and autoradiography. DNA synthesis in
salivary glands of synchronized larvae was measured at successive
stages of third instar development by in vitro uptake of ³H-thymidine
With the advancing solid-state technology, it is necessary to
develop new techniques for synthesizing digital networks. The regular
pattern of cellular circuits seems to be the best fitted for the new LSI
technology. Recently, cellular implementations of comibinational circuits
have received considerable attention but very little attention has