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A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense--Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the security environment of the world, how it has changed since the Cold War, and implications of the security environment for defense. The report also discusses issues for Congress concerning potential reassessment of U.S. defense.
Date: December 12, 2017
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Military Commission Challenges-Al Bahlul and Al-Nashiri

Description: This report discusses the Supreme Court's rejection of cases submitted by two detainees at Guantanamo Bay (Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al Bahlul & Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Al-Nashiri) challenging the current military commission system under the Military Commissions Act (MCA). It discusses the merits of the cases, the various legal proceedings regarding them, and case law related to the issue.
Date: December 12, 2017
Creator: Elsea, Jennifer K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: The Wall Street Journal]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a news story. This story includes footage of a gathering of unidentified men and women, shots of The Wall Street Journal and pamphlets for the American Civil Liberties Union, and two unidentified men in conversation.
Date: June 12, 1964
Duration: 56 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Bond hearing]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about Frances Sherman, accused of murdering her husband, being released on bond.
Date: June 12, 1964
Duration: 1 minute 28 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: The man who killed a town]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about Colonel William G. Butler who sought economic revenge on the town of Helena, Texas for the 1884 murder of his son. Butler sold his land to a railroad company with the stipulation that the railroad bypass Helena. This story includes footage of the abandoned town.
Date: June 12, 1964
Duration: 2 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Pedestrian]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about Walter Nelson of Dallas who is critically injured when he was struck by a car while crossing the R. L. Thornton Expressway.
Date: June 12, 1964
Duration: 1 minute 06 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: CAB decision]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about the Civil Aeronautics Board decision to not designate either the Greater Southwest International Airport or Love Field as a regional airport. This story includes statements by Congressman Jim Wright and attorney James Donovan.
Date: June 12, 1964
Duration: 4 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Rodin]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about a traveling exhibit of the works of Auguste Rodin on display at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.
Date: June 12, 1964
Duration: 2 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Target practice]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a news story. This story includes footage of Merle Kimmerly, Frances Hayter, and unidentified men and women talking and shooting guns.
Date: June 12, 1964
Duration: 58 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Weeks Island brine diffuser site study: baseline conditions and environmental assessment technical report

Description: This technical report presents the results of a study conducted at two alternative brine diffuser sites (A and B) proposed for the Weeks Island salt dome, together with an analysis of the potential physical, chemical, and biological effects of brine disposal for this area of the Gulf of Mexico. Brine would result from either the leaching of salt domes to form or enlarge oil storage caverns, or the subsequent use of these caverns for crude oil storage in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) program. Brine leached from the Weeks Island salt dome would be transported through a pipeline which would extend from the salt dome either 27 nautical miles (32 statute miles) for Site A, or 41 nautical miles (47 statute miles) for Site B, into Gulf waters. The brine would be discharged at these sites through an offshore diffuser at a sustained peak rate of 39 ft/sup 3//sec. The disposal of large quantities of brine in the Gulf could have a significant impact on the biology and water quality of the area. Physical and chemical measurements of the marine environment at Sites A and B were taken between September 1977 and July 1978 to correlate the existing environmental conditions with the estimated physical extent of tthe brine discharge as predicted by the MIT model (US Dept. of Commerce, 1977a). Measurements of wind, tide, waves, currents, and stratification (water column structure) were also obtained since the diffusion and dispersion of the brine plume are a function of the local circulation regime. These data were used to calculate both near- and far-field concentrations of brine, and may also be used in the design criteria for diffuser port configuration and verification of the plume model. Biological samples were taken to characterize the sites and to predict potential areas of impact with regard …
Date: December 12, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DALIS: a computer-assisted document retrieval system for the FFTF

Description: The FFTF (Fast Flux Test Facility) is a liquid sodium cooled, fast flux reactor designed specifically for irradiation testing of fuels and components for liquid metal fast breeder reactors. The Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission require that all pertinent documentation for maintenance, operation, and safety of the FFTF be readily accessible and retrievable, both during initial startup and for the lifetime of the plant. That amounts to a lot of information which has to be retrievable. The indexing system finally developed is called the DALIS system, short for Document and Location Indexing System. This system was designed by an engineer (Michael Theo) for use by engineers. DALIS uses descriptiors and keywords to identify each document in the system. The descriptors give such information as document number, date of issuance of the document, the title, the originating organization, and the microfilm or hardcopy location of the document. The keywords are words or phrases that describe the content of the document and permit retrieval by means of a computer search for documents with the stated keywords.
Date: May 12, 1981
Creator: Harves, W G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Studies of beam induced radiation for experiment 735 at the CO interaction region and its effect on detector components

Description: A series of measurement is reported that were conducted to evaluate the amount of radiation present in the Fermilab Collider tunnel under different circumstances. Also to be determined is the effect of radiation on scintillators, phototubes, and their electronics, possible damage to drift chamber wires due to high counting rates and possible damage to the drift chamber electronics. Background and resulting trigger rates are evaluated and the effect of local shielding is studied. Results of radiation measurements made during beam-on operation are presented. The detectors used include: two arrays of LiF crystal dosemeters, three scintillation counter telescopes, a modified ion chamber, and six sample pieces of Bicron plastic scintillators. (LEW)
Date: June 12, 1985
Creator: Turkot, F.; Hojvat, C.; Anderson, W.; Lindsey, C.S.; Biswas, N.; Piekarz, J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flywheel rotor and containment technology development, FY83

Description: The Department of Energy decided to terminate the Flywheel Rotor and Containment Technology Development project during FY 1983. Activities this year included fabrication, inspection, and test evaluation of rotor and containment structures. A peak energy of 700 Wh was stored at an energy density of 70 Wh/kg. In cyclic tests, 10,000 cycles from design speed to half speed were logged without failure. The first test of a lightweight containment structure indicates the need for additional development. In complementary studies, production cost estimates were made for three flywheel designs. In a cooperative program with the University of Wisconsin, work began on construction of a flywheel/continuously variable transmission/heat engine car which promises fuel economy improvements of up to 100%. Suggestions are made for the direction of future work when interest in flywheel system reappears.
Date: September 12, 1983
Creator: Mohr, P. B. & Walter, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Resolution of the arcs and linac BPM systems

Description: The resolution obtained with two types of beam position monitors, the Linac model and the arc model, with their respective electronics are compared. Below 10/sup 10/ particles the Linac system yields a better resolution, but beyond 10/sup 10/ the Arcs system exhibits a resolution which is inversely proportional to the signal-to-noise ratio. (LEW)
Date: May 12, 1986
Creator: Pellegrin, J.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mixed ligand chelate therapy for plutonium and toxic metals from energy power production. Progress report, October 15, 1978-October 14, 1979

Description: It is shown that a mixed ligand chelate (MLC) is superior to that of the primary chelate alone for the decorporation of monomeric plutonium. Thus, EDTA plus Tiron reduces the level of Pu in the skeleton to about 40% less than that of EDTA alone when treatment was begun two hrs post /sup 239/Pu. However, DTPA alone was still superior to EDTA/Tiron under the given experimental conditions. However, this appears to be due to the rapid metabolic destruction of secondary chelants such as Tiron and similar bi-dentate derivatives of catechol and salicylates. Investigations are under way to improve such MLC's by the use of metabolic inhibitors to increase the plasma concentrations and residence times of the secondary chelants. In addition, MLC's consisting of metabolically stable chelants are undergoing testing. Therapy of cadmium poisoned mice by single and mixed chelants is also under study. A molar ratio of EDTA to Cd of 1.6 reduces the mortality by half of female mice given 5 min (i.p.) post supralethal doses of CdCl/sub 2/, while a molar ratio of 4.7 for 2, 3-dimercaptopropanol-1-sulfonate (DMPS) is required. No protection is observed with penicillamine (PA) or salicylates (SA) alone. However, combinations of EDTA with both PA and DMPS or SA and DMPS afford protection under conditions (30 min post Cd) where the individual chelants are ineffective. Automated potentiometric titrations are utilized to detect MLC formation and to evaluate their stability. The titration data are used as a screening procedure to ascertain whether a given chelant combination is worth testing in vivo.
Date: July 12, 1979
Creator: Schubert, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Space propulsion by fusion in a magnetic dipole

Description: A conceptual design is discussed for a fusion rocket propulsion system based on the magnetic dipole configuration. The dipole is found to have features well suited to space applications. Example parameters are presented for a system producing a specific power of 1 kW/kg, capable of interplanetary flights to Mars in 90 days and to Jupiter in a year, and of extra-solar-system flights to 1000 astronomical units (the Tau mission) in 20 years. This is about 10 times better specific power toward 10 kW/kg are discussed, as in an approach to implementing the concept through proof-testing on the moon. 21 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.
Date: April 12, 1991
Creator: Teller, E.; Glass, A.J.; Fowler, T.K. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)); Hasegawa, A. (AT and T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ (USA)) & Santarius, J.F. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (USA). Fusion Technology Inst.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Study of the equilibrium vacancy ensemble in aluminum using 1D- and 2D-angular correlation of annihilation radiation

Description: One- and two-dimensional angular correlation of positron-electron annihilation radiation (1D and 2D-ACAR) data have been obtained between 293 and 903 K for single crystals of aluminum. The peak counting rates vs temperature, which were measured using the 1D-ACAR technique, provide a model independent value for the temperature dependence of the positron trapping probability. Using these results it is possible to strip out the Bloch state contribution from the observed 2D-ACAR surfaces and then compare the resulting defect ACAR surfaces to calculated 2D-ACAR surfaces for positrons annihilating from the Bloch, monovacancy, and divacancy-trapped states. The result of this comparison is that the presence of an increasing equilibrium divacancy population is consistent with the observed temperature dependence of ACAR data at high temperature in Al and that the present results when compared to earlier studies on Al indicate that the ratio of the trapping rates at divacancies and monovacancies is of order two.
Date: March 12, 1985
Creator: Fluss, M.J.; Berko, S.; Chakraborty, B.; Hoffmann, K.R.; Lippel, P. & Siegel, R.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Heavy quark jets

Description: The present understanding of heavy quark fragmentation is reviewed, and the expected behaviors of heavy quark jets is discussed. Included are short-distance versus long-distance parts of fragmentation, fragmentation dynamics at long distances, universal hadronization in rapidity plot, the heavy quark as a sizzling fireball, quantum chromodynamics ladder summation in the region of K/sub T/ < ..lambda.., and the relevance or irrelevance to super high energy experiment. 6 references. (JFP)
Date: November 12, 1979
Creator: Suzuki, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Very fast, high peak-power, planar triode amplifiers for driving optical gates

Description: Recent extensions of the peak power capabilities of planar triodes have made possible the latter's use as very fast pulse amplifiers, to drive optical gates within high-power Nd:glass laser chains. These pulse amplifiers switch voltages in the 20 kV range with rise times of a few nanoseconds, into crystal optical gates that are essentially capacitive loads. This paper describes a simplified procedure for designing these pulse amplifiers. It further outlines the use of bridged-T constant resistance networks to transform load capacitance into pure resistance, independent of frequency.
Date: June 12, 1979
Creator: Howland, M.M.; Davis, S.J. & Gagnon, W.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Control and diagnostic data structures for the MFTF

Description: A Data Base Management System (DBMS) is being written as an integral part of the Supervisory Control and Diagnostics System (SCDS) of programs for control of the Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF). The data upon which the DBMS operates consist of control values and evaluative information required for facilities control, along with control values and disgnostic data acquired as a result of each MFTF shot. The user interface to the DBMS essentially consists of two views: a computer program interface called the Program Level Interface (PLI) and a stand-alone interactive program called the Query Level Interface to support terminal-based queries. This paper deals specifically with the data structure capabilities from the viewpoint of the PLI user.
Date: November 12, 1979
Creator: Wade, J.A. & Choy, J.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tables and graphs of electron-interaction cross sections from 10 eV to 100 GeV derived from the LLNL Evaluated Electron Data Library (EEDL), Z = 1--100

Description: Energy-dependent evaluated electron interaction cross sections and related parameters are presented for elements H through Fm (Z = 1 to 100). Data are given over the energy range from 10 eV to 100 GeV. Cross sections and average energy deposits are presented in tabulated and graphic form. In addition, ionization cross sections and average energy deposits for each shell are presented in graphic form. This information is derived from the Livermore Evaluated Electron Data Library (EEDL) as of July, 1991.
Date: November 12, 1991
Creator: Perkins, S.T.; Cullen, D.E. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)) & Seltzer, S.M. (National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NML), Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Center for Radiation Research)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quadrula mortoni, Specimen #935

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: August 12, 1972
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Quadrula mortoni, Specimen #936

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: August 12, 1972
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Quadrula mortoni, Specimen #937

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.
Date: August 12, 1972
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
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