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Charter of the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

Description: This report details the creation of the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, chartered by action of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). The purpose of the Select Committee is to advise and assist the NSTC to improve the overall effectiveness and productivity of Federal research and development, demonstration, and education and workforce development efforts related to artificial intelligence.
Date: January 15, 2021
Creator: Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
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Notes on the A-2-Compiler System

Description: "An account is given of an extensive study of the A-2 Compiler System for the Remington Rand Univac digital computer. In particular, the following topics are discussed: application and performance of subroutines, segmenting, and introduction of subroutines to the library."
Date: July 15, 1957
Creator: Lanza, G. &
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Progress letter No. 11 for January 1, 1960 through January 31, 1960

Description: A stainless steel autoclave for superheated water corrosion test was installed and "conditioned". Tests were begun to investigate the feasibility of densifying slip cast stainless steel by means of liquid phase sintering. Attempts to prepare tubular fuel elements by vacuum forming were resumed. Although thick-walled vacuum formed casting have been sintered on the aluminum mandrels without cracking, this has not yet been accomplished with the think sections of interest.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: Baron, Edeard H.
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The SNAP II Power Conversion System. Topical Report No. 3. Dynamic Analysis

Description: SNAP II is the designation for a nuclear auxiliary power unit, designed primarily for utilization in the WS117L satellite vehicle. The SNAP II system consists of a reactor heat source, a mercury Rankine engine, and an alternator. Dynamic analysis of the power conversion system was conducted utilizing a comprehensive analog computer simulation. Feasibility of a parasitic load control for numerous system disturbances was demonstrated. This analysis was performed under a subcontract to to Atomics … more
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Deibel, David L.; Mrava, Gene L. & Seldner, Kurt
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Upper Atmosphere Monitoring Program : Progress Report No. 8 for May 1, 1959 through July 31, 1959

Description: The overall scope of the program encompasses both research into the physical parameters involved in the collection of airborne radioactive particles and the development, fabrication and calibration of balloon-borne sampling equipment to enable the precise determination of stratospheric particle concentration and particle size distribution.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Baumstark, J.; Jones, S.; Stern, S.; Torgeson, L. & Zeller, W.
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Progress Report for Period Covering January 15, 1960 - February 15, 1960

Description: Thorium Procedure: As was mentioned in the last report, ammonium nitrate was substituted for ferric nitrate as a salting agent. Also, the acidity of the nitrate solution was reduced from 3.0 molar to 0.5 molar. the revised thorium procedure is described in the report. Radium Procedure: Work has ben initiated on the procedure of Petrow, Nietzel and DeSesa (Winchester Procedure) to determine if the procedure is suitable for very low level concentrations of radium.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: Petrow, Henry G.
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Studies of Reactor Containment : Monthly Technical Progress Report No. 32

Description: The report covers work performed during the period December 1, 1959 through December 31, 1959. The general objectives of the program of "Studies of Reactor Containment" are to accomplish theoretical and experimental investigations of the loads to which external containment structures for nuclear reactors are subjected in the vent of a violent incident at the reactor core, the evaluation of methods of reducing that loading, and the study of the response of and design criteria for external contai… more
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Zaker, T. A. (Thomas Allen)
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Radioactive Drug Research, Final Summary Report, July 1949 to October 1959

Description: Applications of radioisotopes in the preparation of labeled drugs are reviewed. Among the applications described are the preparation of carbon-14- labeled cardiac glycosides, and the biosyinthesis of carbon-14-labeled digitoxin, morphine, colchicine, atropine, podophyllotoxin, and nicotine. The fate and metabolism of many of these drugs were traced. Radiochemical procedures were developed for the synthesis of pure compounds of pharmacological interest labeled with carbon-14, sulfur-35, and trit… more
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Geiling, E. M. K. (Eugene Maximilian Karl), 1891-1971 & Roth, Lloyd J. (Lloyd Joseph), 1911-
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Studies of Nuclear Debris in Precipitation : Second Quarterly Progress Report

Description: A sequential method is described for the determination of strontium- 89, strontium-90, barium-140, and tungsten185 in rain water samples. A comparison is made of data on radioactivity in individual rain samples and in monthly pot samples. Data are included on the total strontiuro-90 fall-out collected in steep walled stainless steel pots during the period. Results are compared with cumulative data for 1958 end 1959. (C.H.)
Date: December 15, 1959
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Progress Report for Period Covering December 17, 1969 - January 15, 1960

Description: As reported in the previous Progress Report (December 16, 1959) a stock solution of Th 230 was prepared from pitchblende. Pulse height analysis of this solution indicated the presence of only Th 230 (93%), Th 227 (5%), Th 232 (1%), and Th 228 (1%). This solution was used to make up synthetic thorium solution of various concentration. These synthetic solutions were analyzed to establish a chemical yield for the procedure. Neither the precision nor the chemical yield of the procedure were conside… more
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Petrow, Henry G.
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Fission Gas Generation and Consequent High Temperature Irradiation Effects on Natural Uranium, Including Creep Properties : a Literature Search

Description: Sixty-two references, some annotated, were taken from foreign literature to determine the status of work done in this area of metallurgy during 1958 and 1959. The references are grouped into two categories: references pertinent to the subject and general metallurgical references on metallic fuels.
Date: December 15, 1959
Creator: Scott, Myra
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A Preliminary Study of the Potential to Kinetic Energy Conversion Process in the Stratosphere

Description: The potential to kinetic energy conversion process in the lower stratosphere is evaluated using adiabatically derived vertical velocities for the North American region for a five-day period. Preliminary results suggest the possibility that on the average the kinetic energy of stratospheric motions may not result from a conversion of potential energy within the stratosphere. The further implication is that stratospheric motions are mechanically driven by the motions in the adjacent layers of the… more
Date: September 15, 1959
Creator: White, Robert M., 1923-2015 & Nolan, George F.
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Physical Metallurgy of Uncommon Metals

Description: The progress report covers the work carried out during the first year 1958-59 in the department of metallurgy at M.I.T. under the supervision of Professors John T. Norton and Robert E. Ogilvie. A brief summary of the work that has been completed and in some cases still continuing is given. The work has been listed under the following general headings: (1) Diffusion studies in the uranium-niobium system, (2) X-ray detection of cladding defects, (3) Precision X-ray stress analysis of uranium and … more
Date: October 15, 1959
Creator: Norton, John T. & Ogilvie, Robert E.
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A Study of the Mechanisms of Heat Treatment of Zirconium-Base Alloys : Status Report, July 1, 1955 - February 29, 1956

Description: The kinetics of transformation of zirconium binary alloys is being pursued. Mechanical property variation as a function of transformation if also being investigated. Zirconium-tin and zirconium-titanium alloys transform very rapidly when quenched from the beta field. These alloys have, generally speaking, been demonstrated to be not amenable to heat treatment in the normal sense of the word. Eutectoid alloys, principally zirconium-molybdenum alloys, have shown a definite response to heat treatm… more
Date: March 15, 1956
Creator: Domagala, R. F. & Levinson, David W.
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Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Chloroplast Reactions and Plant Metabolism

Description: This technical report represents a brief survey of work by this project on the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) on certain of the photochemical and metabolic properties of rhubarb chard and sugar beet (Beta vulgaris). These plants were selected for this work because for some years they have been used as sources of chloroplasts for Hill reaction studies in this laboratory. Some of this work has appeared as a brief paper.
Date: June 15, 1955
Creator: Anderson, Donald R.; Spikes, John D. & Mayne, Berger C.
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Echelle Spectroscopy. Seventeenth Quarterly Progress Report

Description: This is the seventeenth quarterly report on our echelle project, as numbered above. Our work this quarter has to some extent been directed towards the Spectroscopy Symposium held at Argonne National Laboratory on February 15, 16, and 17. This report consists principally of brief abstracts of the two papers given at this meeting. Progress since the last quarterly report included completion of the echelle comparator calibration, and the successful production and photographing of the desired spect… more
Date: February 15, 1956
Creator: Harrison, George Russell, 1898-1979
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Numerical Calculation of Blast Waves in Non-Uniform Atmosphere

Description: The problem of a blast wave propagating through an inhomogeneous atmosphere is set up for computation by the CRC LORA. Previous treatments of this problem have used various simplifying assumptions such as that of purely radial flow. Since, however, pressure gradients in this situation will not in general be in the direction of rays from the blast center, non-radial flow will exist, and there is reason to believe that for large distances this effect will play a prominent role. Therefore, a progr… more
Date: November 15, 1954
Creator: Fife, Paul C.
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Pressurized Loop membrane Demineralizer Tests : Final Report [for] January-June 1953

Description: A membrane demineralizer has been tested in a pressurized loop. The loop water resistivity was maintained in the 1-2 megohm range by ionized solid transfer in the demineralizer. The size and power requirement of the unit tested per gpm flow through the unit, were 2.3 cu ft and 100 watts. In view of the fact that present designed could reduce the size and required maintenance, further studies may be warranted.
Date: September 15, 1954
Creator: Rosenberg, N. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preprocessing of Procedure in the ORACLE-Algol Translator

Description: This report describes the preprocessing stage to be added to the present ORACLE-Algol translator which will enable it to translate programs containing procedures. The Algol 60 procedure is an extremely flexible tool, and its full implementation presents a number of difficulties. Since it is undesirable to undertake major revisions of the existing parts of the translator and impossible to solve all of these difficulties in a processing stage, it was necessary to impose certain restrictions on th… more
Date: May 15, 1961
Creator: Bumgarner, L. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Momentum and Heat Transfer to a Fluid Flowing Turbulently in a Pipe

Description: A mathematical model is presented for the prediction of heat transfer coefficients for fully developed turbulent flow of fluids in circular pipes by analogy to the transfer of momentum. There is also presented an empirical velocity distribution equation derived from existing experimental data for use in the analogy model. Heat transfer coefficients for fluids with Prandtl numbers ranging from 0.01 to 100 and Reynolds numbers ranging from 5x10^3 to 10^7 are presented in tabular and graphical for… more
Date: September 15, 1960
Creator: Hefner, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Determination of Oxygen in Oxide Films by Neutron Activation Analysis

Description: Preliminary experiments have been conducted to evaluate the use of the nuclear reactions Li6 (n,α)H3 and O16(H13,n)F18 to determine the thickness of oxide films on metals. Sheets of thin paper and of aluminum, imbedded in powdered LiF, were irradiated with pile neutrons at a flux of 6 x 10^11 n/cm^2/sec and counted with an end-window proportional counter. A saturation activity of 1.87 hr F18 of 150 dis/min per microgram of oxygen was observed in the paper, but radioactivity due to impurities ma… more
Date: July 15, 1959
Creator: Winchester, J. W.; Meyer, R. E.; Bate, L. C. & Leddicotte, G. W.
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Containment Properties of DCX

Description: The "absolute" containment of ions in the DCX magnetic mirror field resulting from the cylindrical symmetry of the field is discussed. The regions of confinement in space and momentum are plotted for 300 Kev deuterons.
Date: June 15, 1959
Creator: Fowler, T. K. & Rankin, M.
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The Volatilization of Fission Products by Melting of Reactor Fuel Plates

Description: Experiments in the controlled melting of irradiated fuel specimens, particularly of the APPR, STR, and MTR types have confirmed that prolonged heating in air at temperatures in excess of the melting point results in the release of a large portion of the radioactivity. On the other hand, a moderate amount of heating in air or steam sufficient only to melt a specimen results mainly in the partial volatilization of the rare gases; the halogens, iodine and bromine; and the alkali metals, cesium and… more
Date: July 15, 1957
Creator: Parker, Geogre W. & Creek, George E.
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Effects of Heat Treatment on Microstructure and Fabricability of 48 wt % Uranium - 52 wt % Aluminum Alloys

Description: It has been reported in the literature that prolonged soaking of 16 wt & uranium-aluminum alloys at elevated temperatures induces a microstructural changed termed "conglobulation". this process is essentially a spheroidization of the UAl4 eutectic. Conclusions of the tests: (1) Extended soaking of 48 wt $ uranium-aluminum alloy billets at 600 C does not improve their hot-rolling characteristics. (2) Soaking periods of 50 hours and greater reduce the tensile and yield strengths of these alloys.… more
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Thurber, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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