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Authors: Walter S. Baer, George S. Park, David Persselin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: fuels, transportation, alternative, assessment, preliminary
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This report documents the results of the first phase of a planned two-phase assessment of the current status of and prospects for eight different alternative transportation fuels for light vehicles in the United States.......
Author: Andrew F. Charwat
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Keywords: sublimation, preliminary, results, pointed, cone, studies, preparation, models, wind, tunnel, camphor
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A study of techniques for preparing camphor and naphthalene models for experimental research on sublimation cooling in hypersonic flow. A vacuum-sintering technique is developed that yields uniform, homogeneous, clear, and easily machinable samples. These samples are well suited for accurate reproducible measurements of the history of subliming surfaces and will provide reliable data. A method for......
ISBN: 0833008218, 9780833008213
Authors: Giles K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Drezner, William C. Martel, James J. Milanese, W. E. Mooz, E. C. River
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Keywords: weapons, acquisition, effects, activities, perspective, regulatory, preliminary
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Many managers and executives responsible for weapons acquisition, both in industry and the Department of Defense, argue that regulations are inhibiting the timely and economical development of weapon systems. This report presents quantitative analyses of the effects of regulations and controls on management practices and overall outcomes of weapons acquisition projects. The authors conclude that, ......
Author: Erik Moller
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Keywords: data, california, preliminary, damages, punitive, trends
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This paper presents preliminary results of an Institute for Civil Justice analysis of trends in punitive damage awards. The data are drawn from Jury Verdicts Weekly, which reports verdicts in California Superior Court jurisdictions. The findings indicate that the actual number of punitive damage awards in each jurisdiction was quite modest, that punitive damages are awarded more frequently in some......
ISBN: 143790257X, 9781437902570
Author: David M. Walker
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Keywords: hurricanes, katrina, rita, response, preparedness, preliminary, observations, regarding, gao
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 9GAO has undertaken a body of work to address federal, state, and local preparations for, response to, and recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This report provides a statement for the record by David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the U.S., of GAO?s preliminary findings as of Feb. 1, 2006.......
Author: Brian Michael Jenkins
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: observations, preliminary, survival, hostage
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Describes observations on the experience of hostages held by terrorists, based on interviews with 40 former hostages, including American and foreign officials, businessmen kidnapped abroad, and private citizens kidnapped and held for ransom in the United States.Although security procedures can be annoying, basic security precautions at home, office and enroute can encourage kidnappers to choose an......
Authors: Clairice T. Veit, Barbara J. Rose, Monti D. Callero
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Keywords: preliminary, iii, investigation, enemy, components, information, vol, mdash, tactical, measurement, air, command, control, subjective
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In three experiments, Air Force professionals judged questionnaire items that described characteristics of enemy information against a Korean-like land battle scenario.In two experiments, judgments were of the value of the enemy information characteristics for knowing the enemy's capabilities to conduct ground operations against friendly forces.Results indicated that Precision, Amount, and Currenc......
ISBN: 0833002465, 9780833002464
Authors: R. Stockton Gaines, William Lisowski, S. James Press, Norman Shapiro
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Keywords: results, preliminary, timing, keystroke, authentication
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Describes a set of experiments performed to investigate whether people can be identified by the way they type.Seven professional typists were given a paragraph of prose to type and the times between successive keystrokes were recorded.The procedure was repeated four months later with the same typists and text.Examination of the probability distributions of the times each typist required to type ce......
Authors: J. C. Donnell, Guy J. Pauker, Joseph Jermiah Zasloff
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: preliminary, report, morale, motivation, cong, viet
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Based on interviews with 145 Viet Cong POWs, defectors and suspects, carried out by a Rand team of Americans and Vietnamese between July and December 1964. Whereas older interviewees went into the Viet Minh mainly for nationalist reasons, the younger generation has joined the VC for a mix of motives including protest against social injustice at the village level, lack of educational and career opp......
Author: Simon Kassel
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Keywords: organizations, personalities, study, preliminary, cybernetics, research, soviet
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First of a series of reports on cybernetics in the USSR, where cybernetics is so broadly defined as to be an important indicator of R&D progress in general.The work and personnel of two major centers, the Institute of Automation and Remote Control and the Central Mathematical Economics Institute, are detailed, and the Academy of Sciences' annual reviews of cybernetics achievements by over 60 i......
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