Data for: 3D reconstruction of volcanic and ore-forming environments of a giant VMS system: A case study from the Kidd Creek Mine, Canada
Contributors: Michelle DeWolfe, Dave Richardson, Harold Gibson
... The supplemental dataset contains underground maps (Appendix A), petrographic analyses (Appendix B), geochemical analyses (Appendix C) and details of how the NR was ‘unfolded’ in the reconstruction (Appendix D).
Acceptance and Gamification Models of the Agon Framework, an Acceptance Requirements Framework Based on Gamification
Contributors: Luca Piras, Paolo Giorgini, John Mylopoulos
... We have been interested in developing a generic framework for modelling, analyzing and fulfilling acceptance requirements for software systems through gamification [Piras, 2016, 2017]. Our objective is to support the systematic design of engaging software that meets acceptance requirements. To meet our objective we conducted a wide review of the literature to select the most important, effective and representative user acceptance models [Ajzen, 1991, Compeau et al., 1999, Davis, 1986, Davis et al., 1992, Moore and Benbasat, 1991, Sheppard et al., 1988, Taylor and Todd, 1995, Thompson et al., 1991, Venkatesh and Davis, 2000, Venkatesh et al., 2003]. We have integrated elements of existing models to create an Acceptance Model based on goal modeling techniques [Chung et al., 2012, Horkoff et al., 2017, Li et al., 2013, Mylopoulos et al., 1992]. This model gives a generic characterization of the problem space for acceptance requirements. We have also developed a Gamification Model [Piras, 2016, 2017] that defines a design space for gamified solutions to acceptance requirements, also through a literature review. This model includes gamification concepts such as point systems (i.e., experience, redeemable, skill, karma, reputation and training points), badges, leader-boards, levels, paths, gamified training (i.e., suggestions, tricks, tours, tutorials, training paths), gamified market (i.e., rewards and market policies of redeeming, making gifts, purchasing), game roles, powers, unlockable powers, gamified community [Deterding et al., 2011, Hamari, 2015, Schell, 2014, Zichermann and Cunningham, 2011], etc., and the alternative choices a designer has when designing a gamified solution [Deterding et al., 2011, Hamari, 2015, Schell, 2014, Zichermann and Cunningham, 2011]. Our framework, named Agon5, recognizes the importance of understanding game mechanics and dynamics by applying well-known gamification patterns and guidelines Schell , Zichermann and Cunningham  in producing an effective gamified design. In order to obtain more details and the description of such models, the Agon Framework and its method, "Acceptance Requirements Analysis Based on Gamification", please read the following published papers: - L. Piras, E. Paja, P. Giorgini and J. Mylopoulos, “Goal Models for Acceptance Requirements Analysis and Gamification Design”, in 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Springer, Valencia (Spain), 2017. - L. Piras, E. Paja, R. Cuel, D. Ponte, P. Giorgini and J. Mylopoulos, “Gamification Solutions for Software Acceptance: A Comparative Study of Requirements Engineering and Organizational Behavior Techniques”, in 11th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), IEEE, Brighton (UK), 2017. - L. Piras, P. Giorgini, and J. Mylopoulos, “Acceptance Requirements and their Gamification Solutions”, in 24th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), IEEE, Beijing, 2016.
Contributors: Yahui Liu
... Thermo-mechanical fatigue of a polycrystalline nickel based superalloy was studied by numerical simulation and physical experiment in order to understand effects of temperature, applied stress, and processing residual stress on microstructure degeneration and mechanical deterioration of key components in aircraft engine.
Data for: Nephroprotective effects of nebivolol in 2K1C rats through regulation of the kidney ROS-ADMA-NO pathway
Contributors: Yan Wang, Sha Yin, Fei Zhang, Mengzhen Niu, ruizan shi
... sources of figures
Contributors: Roger Kornberg, Yahli Lorch
... autoradiographs of gels for Lorch et al., 2018
Contributors: Linqiang Yang, Oceana Francis
... Tide gauge is the equipment that used to measure the sea-level rise. Although the measurements of high-quality satellite altimeters have covered near-global ocean areas, the measurement periods are still too short and, for this reason, the estimates of long-term sea-level changes are still dependent on the sparsely distributed network of tide gauge stations. Thus, it is essential to conduct the quality-control of the tide gauge data. When studying the relative sea-level rise in the Hawaii Island (Figure 1) using the monthly mean values of sea level provided by the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) (http://www.psmsl.org/), we found the rate of relative sea-level rise derived from KAWA (6.6±0.6 mm/year during 1988-2016) was much higher than that of HIHA (2.3±0.3 mm/year during 1975-2016) (Figure 2b). Figure 2a shows that the relative sea-level rise change (RSLC) difference (KAWA-HIHA) in the common period of 1988-2016 presents an obvious discontinuity (jump) in October 2006. The trends of the RSLC differences are almost the same before and after the jump, 0.6±0.5 mm/year VS 0.7±0.9 mm/year. The sharp change should be attributed to the sudden equipment or land movement as the sea-level trend is impossible to have such an offset in one month. Figure 1 shows the distribution of earthquakes with magnitudes larger than 5.0 (M ≥ 5.0) since 1951 in the Hawaii area. It indicates that most seismic activities occurred on the Island of Hawaii, among which a pair of earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.7 and 6.1, respectively, occurred on October 15, 2006, near KAWA. We surmise that the sudden jump of RSLC difference resulted from the abrupt land or equipment movement at KAWA caused by the earthquakes. Because the offset had a detrimental effect on the velocity estimation of RSLC at KAWA, an adjustment of 86.3521 mm was applied to the RSLC data at KAWA after October 2006. After the correction, the correlation of RSLC between KAWA and HIHA increased from 0.7864 to 0.9520; the KAWA shows an RSLC rate of 2.2±0.5 mm/year during 1988-2016 (Figure 2b), and the RSLC difference shows a trend of 0.5±0.2 mm/year (Figure 2a). This project was funded by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, HWY-06-16, entitled "Statewide Highway Shoreline Protection Program Study Update."
Contributors: Andrés Mansisidor
... The major goal of this work was to determine the relationship between copy number of the ribosomal RNA gene cluster (rDNA) and the production of extrachromosomal rDNA cirlces (ERCs). Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we developed a collection of strains with different sizes of the chromosomal rDNA array ranging from 90 - 180 repeats. These strains also allowed us to follow the fate of individual repeats by inserting a unique marker sequence within the rDNA array. A major finding of this work was that strains with smaller chromosomal rDNA array (90 repeats) produce more circles compared to strains with larger chromosomal rDNA arrays (180 repeats). Also, the data showed that the production of ERCs is not the formation of repeat loss from the chromosomal array, but instead occurs through a mechanism that amplifies repeat copy number. We further connected ERC copy number with rRNA levels and with re-insertion of ERC into the chromosomal array, suggesting that ERCs may play positive role physiologically to expand rDNA copy number. The underlying data is primarily quantitative Southern blots detecting ERCs from all repeats, as well as from individual marked repeats. Notably, we used a single-copy loading control (GAT1 or URA3) to compare ERC levels to instead of the traditionally used rDNA chromosomal array signal that can be misleading given the anti-correlation we have discovered.
Contributors: Jiří Frolec, Tomáš Králík, Pavel Hanzelka, Věra Musilová
... The uploaded files contain the data from measurements of total hemispherical emissivities and absorptivities of various metallic materials at cryogenic temperatures (in some cases up to room temperature). There are two files for each measurement: a text file with the characteristics of a given sample together with the measured data plus a corresponding graphics file with the temperature dependence of the emissivity or absorptivity. There is also a list of all measurements available in a single Microsoft Excel spreadsheet as well as in a PDF file. The spreadsheet file summarizes all the measurements and enables to filter the presented data with respect to a specific criterion.
Data for: Microstructural and mechanical properties of low-carbon ultra-fine bainitic steel produced by multi-step austempering process
Contributors: Sasan Yazdani
... XRD raw files and figures
Data for: Rapid Whole-Genome Based Typing and Surveillance of Avipoxviruses Using Nanopore Sequencing
Contributors: Jean-Luc GUERIN, Christophe Klopp, Guillaume Croville, Cécile Donnadieu, Maxence Delverdier, Catherine Zanchetta, Mattias Delpont, Christelle Camus, Marie-Noelle Lucas, Maxime Manno
... Distribution of reads generated by the MinION runs, referred to in the Results section of manuscript as supplementary figures S1 and S2