Video-based human activity recognition (HAR) means the analysis of motions and behaviors of human from the low level sensors. Over the last decade, automatic HAR is an exigent research area and is considered a significant concern in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition. In this paper, we have presented a robust and an accurate activity recognition system called WS-HAR that consists of wavelet transform coupled with stepwise linear discriminant analysis (SWLDA) followed by hidden Markov model (HMM). Symlet wavelet has been employed in order to extract the features from the activity frames. The most prominent features were selected by proposing a robust technique called stepwise linear discriminant analysis (SWLDA) that focuses on selecting the localized features from the activity frames and discriminating their class based on regression values (i.e., partial F-test values). Finally, we applied a well-known sequential classifier called hidden Markov model (HMM) to give the appropriate
In this paper, we present a new method for Human Activity Recognition (HAR) from body-worn accelerometers or inertial sensors using comparison of curve shapes. Simple motion activities have...
NEAVS/Project R&R submitted testimony to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.. Congress annually considers… appropriations measures, which provide funding for numerous [federal] activities, …[and] general government operations such as the administration of federal agencies. (http://appropriations.house.gov/) The House and Senate Appropriations Committees control about 40% of total federal spending for a fiscal year. The House and Senate legislative committees control the remaining approximate 60% of funding. Appropriations considers and accepts testimony for the record from interested parties ...
To recognize individual activities in multi-resident environments with pervasive sensors, some researchers have pointed out that finding data associations can contribute to activity recognition and previous methods either need or infer data association when recognizing new multi-resident activities based on new observations from sensors. However, it is often difficult to find out data associations, and available approaches to multi-resident activity recognition degrade when the data association is not given or induced with low accuracy. This paper exploits some simple knowledge of multi-resident activities through defining Combined label and the state set, and proposes a two-stage activity recognition method for multi-resident activity recognition. We define Combined label states at the model building phase with the help of data association, and learn Combined label states at the new activity recognition phase without the help of data association. Our two stages method is embodied in the new activity
pdf version]. On June 29, 2006, the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee reported H.R. 5427 (S.Rpt. 109-274), the Fiscal Year 2007 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The $31.2 billion bill makes appropriations for the Department of Energy, the Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation, as well as related independent agencies. The bill exceeds the President s request and the House-passed bill by about $1.25 billion, but is about $6 billion less than the current year funding level.. The following is a quick analysis of the bill from a California perspective as prepared by the California Institute. We apologize for any errors or omissions in our discussion of these documents, and would appreciate any input/feedback on how to make improving corrections. The ordering of items generally reflects their presence in the bill and does not mean to imply any relative importance.. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. The Committee Report contains a lengthy ...
Hamilton is under no illusions. We are in trouble. Now is not the time to be blind to the changes already set in motion within the Earth system: we are leaving behind the Holocene and entering into a new epoch for which there is no precedent. That earlier epoch was a time of relatively stable climate conditions that enabled human progress and the nurture of culture and civilisations. That time is going: the Anthropocene refers to a new age which bears the mark of human impact in such a way that humanity has become a force of nature just as much as volcanism, glaciation, and earthquakes.. How are we to live in this future without precedents? There are those who assume that the Anthropocene should be welcomed and interestingly endow a geologic era with a moral quality calling it the good Anthropocene. Through various forms of geo-engineering and invention we can manage this changing climate and a planetary Earth system which is responding defiantly to humanitys impact. There are others who ...
The Anthropocene Reviewed podcast on demand - The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way...
Humans are altering the planet, including long-term global geologic processes, at an increasing rate. Any formal recognition of an Anthropocene epoch in the geological time scale hinges onwhether humans have changed the Earth system sufficiently to produce a stratigraphic signature in sediments and ice that is distinct from that of the Holocene epoch. Proposals for marking the start of the Anthropocene include anearly Anthropocene beginning with the spread of agriculture and deforestation; the Columbian Exchange of Old World and New World species; the Industrial Revolution at ~1800 CE; and the mid-20th century Great Acceleration of population growth and industrialization.. ...
The Centre will explore scientific and societal perspectives on the Anthropocene The Centre was one of three successful bids in the 2018 Leverhulme Research Centre awards. Other recipients are at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford. The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity will explore the different scientific, social and cultural perspectives on the Anthropocene, during a time of biological gains as well as losses, and human benefits as well as harms.. Original research. Professor Chris Thomas, Director of the new Centre, said: The Centre will bring together world-leading researchers to understand the neglected societal and biological processes that underpin biodiversity gains, in addition to examining the causes and consequences of losses. A deep understanding of the cultural as well as biological processes that drive changes to the worlds biodiversity is needed if humanity is to live sustainably on our planet.. The £30 million Leverhulme competition was ...
Its not often that an aging social movement gets a chance to redefine and reinvigorate itself. Environmentalism has that opportunity now, with the Anthropocene, which National Geographic has dubbed, The Age of Man. What does that mean? As I recently wrote in Slate, the Anthropocene represents a growing scientific consensus that the contemporary human footprint-our cities, suburban sprawl, dams, agriculture, greenhouse gases, etc.-has so massively transformed the planet as to usher in a new geological epoch.This sounds like The Age of Man is bad for humanity and the earth. But thats too simplistic. As The Economist noted in its 2011 cover story:The advent of the Anthropocene promises more, though, than a scientific nicety or a new way of grabbing the eco-jaded publics attention. The term
Plastic planet Photo credit: University of Leicester / Jonathan SissonA team of academics led by the University of Leicester has responded to criticisms of the proposal to formalize a new geological epoch-the Anthropocene.. Geological critics of a formalized Anthropocene have alleged that the idea did not arise from geology; that there is simply not enough physical evidence for it as strata; that it is based more on the future than on the past; that it is more a part of human history than the immensely long history of the Earth; and that it is a political statement, rather than a scientific one.. Members of the international Anthropocene Working Group, including professors Jan Zalasiewicz, Colin Waters, and Mark Williams of the University of Leicesters Department of Geology and Dr Matt Edgeworth of the Universitys School of Archaeology and Ancient History, have considered these various criticisms at length.. In a paper published in the journal Newsletters on Stratigraphy, the 27 co-author ...
Providing accurate and opportune information on peoples activities and behaviors is one of the most important tasks in pervasive computing. Innumerable ap
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Rep. Waters Announces FY2018 Appropriations Letters & Omnibus Accomplishments WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which provides substantial federal funding increases to many of her legislative
Quorum Court OKs appropriations - The Pope County Quorum Court approved appropriations and transfers during their regular meeting Thursday to ensure various departments have enough funding to make it through the end of the year. The Budget Committ...
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, today released the following statement after the House passed her FY2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Appropriations bill by a vote of 297-120.
Critics of the idea of cultural appropriation dispute it on various grounds; from dismissal of the validity of the entire theory, to critiques of its detailed terms and concepts. Rejection is often based on the opposing view, that cultural borrowing and cross-fertilization as a generally positive thing, and as something which is usually done out of admiration, and with no intent to harm, the cultures being imitated.[23] It is also argued that the specific term appropriation, which can mean theft, is misleading when applied to something like culture that is not seen by all as a limited resource: unlike appropriating a physical object, others imitating an idea taken from one groups culture dont inherently deprive that originating group of its use.[23] For instance, John McWhorter, a professor at Columbia University and contributing editor at The New Republic, has written that, With gay white men and black women, for example, its not as if the black women are being left without their culture ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved a FY2018 appropriations bill to support critical housing, infrastructure and facilities for U.S. military forces and their families, and to provide increased funding for veterans health care and benefits.. Continue Reading. ...
At a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on March 28, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner again defended the Obama Administrations Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget and cautioned Republican leaders that cutting too much in their drive for savings will affect the ongoing economic recovery. During the hearing, Geithner said the U.S. will reach the debt limit at the end of this year. Geithner does not expect the President will have to request a raise in the debt ceiling before the election, and any advanced notice to Congress will come very late this year. In his testimony, Geithner spoke broadly on the U.S. economy saying its gradually getting stronger with an average growth rate of 2.5 percent over the last two years. However, we face significant economic challenges as effects from the crisis are still dampening growth, in addition to the ongoing housing and unemployment woes, Geithner said. On the Treasurys FY 2013 budget request, Geithner said it provides for greater investment in ...
Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Latvala (Chair), Flores (Vice Chair), Baxley (At Large), Benacquisto (At Large), Bradley (At Large), Braynon (At Large), Clemens (At Large), Galvano (At Large), Grimsley (At Large), Montford (At Large), Simpson (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bean (Chair), Baxley, Bracy, Clemens, Perry; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government/Governmental Operations and Technology: Grimsley (Chair), Bean, Broxson, Campbell, Garcia, Mayfield, Rodriguez, Rouson, Torres; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Flores (Chair), Baxley, Book, Passidomo, Powell, Rader, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Galvano (Chair), Bradley, Clemens, Farmer, Lee, Simmons; Appropriations Conference Committee on Pre-K - 12 Education/Pre K - 12 Education: Simmons (Chair), Broxson, Farmer, Grimsley, Lee, ...
Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Latvala (Chair), Flores (Vice Chair), Baxley (At Large), Benacquisto (At Large), Bradley (At Large), Braynon (At Large), Clemens (At Large), Galvano (At Large), Grimsley (At Large), Montford (At Large), Simpson (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bean (Chair), Baxley, Bracy, Clemens, Perry; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government/Governmental Operations and Technology: Grimsley (Chair), Bean, Broxson, Campbell, Garcia, Mayfield, Rodriguez, Rouson, Torres; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Flores (Chair), Baxley, Book, Passidomo, Powell, Rader, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Galvano (Chair), Bradley, Clemens, Farmer, Lee, Simmons; Appropriations Conference Committee on Pre-K - 12 Education/Pre K - 12 Education: Simmons (Chair), Broxson, Farmer, Grimsley, Lee, ...
This study examines the manner in which the House of Representatives has dealt with the appropriations of money. To that end I focused this research on two major areas: (1) the importance of factors external to Congress, and (2) internal factors, primarily membership and career patterns and the reasons for, and the results of changes by the House to the rules under which appropriations were made. The findings indicate that (1) in the absence of external factors such as major political realignments, or internal changes such as the move to decentralize in the 1885-1889 or recentralize in 1920, the Committee, and the entire process operates in a fairly predictable manner; (2) committee actions generally conform to the what one would expect if the norms of subcommittee autonomy, reciprocity, specialization and apprenticeship offered by Fenno (1966) are followed; (3) a change in party control is accompanied by non-incremental changes in the budget, especially during periods of political realignments; ...
With all this discussion going on in Canada about cultural appropriation going on in Canada, I wonder if Ill ever get a publisher to even consider my book. In case you dont know, and if youre in the U.S. you wont; there is a huge discussion under way in Canada about cultural appropriation with aboriginals saying dont steal our art, dont steal our voices, people resigning or getting reassigned from prominent editorial positions and even some First Nations writers arguing about who is
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Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth. Vigorous debate continues about whether this warrants recognition as a new geologic time unit known as the Anthropocene. We review anthropogenic markers of functional changes in the Earth system through the stratigraphic record. The appearance of manufactured materials in sediments, including aluminum, plastics, and concrete, coincides with global spikes in fallout radionuclides and particulates from fossil fuel combustion. Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles have been substantially modified over the past century. Rates of sea-level rise and the extent of human perturbation of the climate system exceed Late Holocene changes. Biotic changes include species invasions worldwide and accelerating rates of extinction. These combined signals render the Anthropocene stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene and earlier epochs. ...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E0a_60PMR8 What are we to make of the fact that humans are susceptible to conspiracy theories involving anthropogenic effects on the planet? When Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, whose top campaign contributors are in the oil industry, presented a snowball on the Senate floor to refute climate change, his gesture was widely replayed in the media,…
A number of factors have been suggested as affecting reproductive success in gulls. In this study we have attempted to isolate the effect of human disturbance on breeding success. We held other factors such as age of birds, terrain, and density of colony as constant as was practicable with a varied colony environment. There have been several previous discussions of the possible effect of human disturbance on the breeding success of birds. However, no study has documented this effect with controls. Reid (1968) found that in the Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) banding and close observation during seven summers caused the breeding populations in six colonies to decrease by more than 90%. Nelson (1966), commenting on nests on the fringe of colonies, stated that their lower success rates did not take full account of artifacts introduced by human disturbance. Working with the Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata), Ashmole (1963:324) said that mortality caused by the pecking of chicks by adults was ...
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Description: Federally supported child nutrition programs and related activities - including school meal programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (the WIC program) - reach over 37 million children and almost 2 million lower-income pregnant/postpartum women. In FY2004, anticipated spending on these programs is $16.6 billion, and the FY2004 appropriations law (P.L. 108-199) supports this spending level (although with new appropriations of a lesser amount, some $16 billion). The Administrations FY2005 revised budget request envisions spending a total of $17.15 billion, supported by new appropriations of $16.47 billion. The House FY2005 appropriations bill (H.R. 4766) would support spending of $16.97 billion with new appropriations of $16.29 billion. ...
Geologists reframing of the global changes arising from human impacts can be used to consider how the insights from environmental economics inform policy under this new perspective. They ask a rhetorical question. How would a future generation looking back at the records in the sediments and ice cores from todays activities judge mankinds impact? They conclude that the globe has entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene. Now mankind is the driving force altering the Earths natural systems. This conclusion, linking a physical record to a temporal one, represents an assessment of the extent of current human impact on global systems in a way that provides a warning that all policy design and evaluation must acknowledge that the impacts of human activity are taking place on a planetary scale. As a result, it is argued that national and international environmental policies need to be reconsidered. Environmental economics considers the interaction between people and natural systems. So it comes squarely into
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources caused directly or indirectly by humans, including global warming, environmental degradation (such as ocean acidification), mass extinction and biodiversity loss, ecological crises, and ecological collapse. Modifying the environment to fit the needs of society is causing bad effects, which become worse as the problem of human overpopulation continues. Some human activities that cause damage (either directly or indirectly) to the environment on a global scale include human reproduction, overconsumption, overexploitation, pollution, and deforestation, to name but a few. Some of the problems, including global warming and biodiversity loss pose an existential risk to the human race, and overpopulation causes those problems. The term anthropogenic designates an effect or object resulting from human activity. The term was first used ...
The human impact on the oceans, atmosphere, and life itself on this planet is so massive that it defines a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene.. During my PUBlic Professor talk Ill review the disquieting evidence for this claim and explore its philosophical and practical implications, both good and bad, for Alberta.. As the world moves rapidly into the new, non-carbon economy it will be possible for our province to create a sustainable prosperity that is not dependent upon cash flow from the sale of dwindling natural resources. But Albertans have to be willing to see the big picture. We cannot hope to continue business as usual in isolation from the powerful environmental factors that are shaping our world today. Learn more about Dr. Peacocks big picture view of Albertas future.. ...
Late last month the Seventh District Court of Appeals in Ohio upheld the appropriation of private land for a pipeline that will carry pure propane…
Friends in Tobacco Control - WE NEED YOUR HELP! Cigar manufacturers and retailers are continuing to push to have language added to the Agriculture/FDA appropriations bill that would exclude many types of cigars from regulation by the FDA. We think they are pushing language similar to H.R. 1639, a bill that would exempt many cigars from FDA oversight. The industry has been lobbying hard on H.R. 1639 and the bill continues to pick-up co-sponsors.. We believe the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee could take up the funding bill next Wednesday, June 6th. Action in the full Appropriations Committee would take place shortly after the Subcommittee acts.. We need your help to send the message to members of the House Appropriations Committee to oppose any effort to weaken FDAs authority to regulate tobacco products.. Given that members are hearing from the tobacco industry it is critical that members of Congress hear about this issue from the public health community. If your Representative is ...
From peer-to-peer file sharing networks, Wikileaks and YouTube, to open data APIs, New Media practitioners today have extraordinary access to digital found materials. At the same time, legal disputes over fair use, such as the 2011 Richard Prince vs. Patrick Cariou case, continue to polarize the art world. This edition of Media-N Journal will examine the diverse strategies that contemporary electronic artists deploy while recontextualizing appropriated media and information into new artworks, with a particular eye toward the present moment and the current state of the legal, technological, and institutional landscape of sampling and appropriation. Possible topics may include: culture jamming and tactical media interventions; mashups; hijacked surveillance feeds; social media memes and their spinoffs; and data moshing. Further topics of exploration include the conceptual discourses and protocols that inform such creative practices, from versioning in Afro-diasporic musical traditions to the ...
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The New York State Bar Association strongly urges the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote Thursday to significantly increase the funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) from the amount proposed by its subcommittee.. To carry out its critical mission, the Corporation needs a significant increase in its current funding of $385 million-rather than a cut of $85 million, said President Sharon Stern Gerstman. Through LSC grants, local organizations help low-income Americans with critical legal needs.. The legal services providers protect the rights of veterans returned from war who are denied benefits they earned while defending our country; families facing loss of their homes to foreclosure, despite protections afforded by law; tenants who face homelessness as a consequence of evictions, even with valid defenses; parents at risk of losing custody of their children; and victims of natural disasters left to deal with tragedy, without the benefits that are ...
The House Agriculture and Interior Appropriations Subcommittees have notified members of the U.S. House of Representatives that they have until early March to submit funding, program and policy requests
When it comes to the appropriation of racial and cultural ideologies, there is no court of law to rule on what lands, what falls short and what offends.
This June, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees marked up fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending bills from their respective Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS-Ed) subcommittees that would significantly increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The level of support for NIH funding in both of these bills is welcomed strongly by the medical research and advocacy communities, who have long expressed opposition to the more than a decade of budget stagnation and cuts as the result of sequestration.. The new levels proposed for FY2016 are a strong step in the direction of reversing the trend that has seen the purchasing power of the NIH drop by 25% over the last decade. The House Labor-HHS-Ed bill would provide an increase to the overall NIH budget of $1.1 billion (a 3.6 percent increase) over FY 2015 levels, including a 2.7 percent increase to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and full funding ($200 million) of President Obamas Precision Medicine ...
H.R. 2055, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, appropriations issues generally);H.R.2584, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012(coal ash); FY 2012 Budget Resolution; H.R. 2354,Energy and Water development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012(efficiency, electric transportation); H.R.2608,Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2112,Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2596,Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; S.1572,Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2219,Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2354,Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2434,Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012; S.1573,Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, ...
Links End --------------------> Washington, July 9, 2013 - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The bill funds the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies. In total, the legislation contains $47.4 billion in total funding. This is $2.8 billion below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $350 million below the level caused by automatic sequestration budget cuts. This legislation targets taxpayer dollars to federal law enforcement and safety programs, ensuring that essential functions of the federal government - protecting the life, liberty, and property of our citizens - are maintained. In addition, the bill supports commerce and research programs to increase our nations competitiveness and help the economy continue to move ...
They suggest that these changes are on such a large scale that we have entered a new geologic epoch defined and dominated by human activity. They further propose that we officially rename our current epoch the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene was originally suggested in 2002 by Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen who won the prize in 1995 for his work on the depletion of ozone... and geologists have casually referred to this time as the Anthropocene for quite some time ...
August 18th, 2015 - Remaining Headlining Dates Announced + Summer Slaughter Tour Concludes Next Week. The Anthropocene Extinction, the newest studio recording from San Diego deathgrind unit, CATTLE DECAPITATION, unleashed via Metal Blade Records on August 7th, pillaged the Billboard Charts upon its first week of release. More than doubling the sales of their previous offering, the record debuted at #41 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #5 on the Hard Music Chart, #6 on the Independent Albums Chart, and #14 on the Rock Albums Chart! On the iTunes day of release charts The Anthropocene Extinction hit an crushing #3 on the Metal Chart, #10 on the Rock Chart and #80 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In Canada the record ranked at #5 on the Hard Music Charts, #36 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart and #73 on the Top Digital Charts. Elsewhere The Anthropocene Extinction came in at #88 in Germany and #135 in Holland.. Produced by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in ...
We review the scientific literature, especially from the past decade, on the impacts of human activities on the Antarctic environment. A range of impacts has been identified at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Chemical contamination and sewage disposal on the continent have been found to be long-lived. Contemporary sewage management practices at many coastal stations are insufficient to prevent local contamination but no introduction of non-indigenous organisms through this route has yet been demonstrated. Human activities, particularly construction and transport, have led to disturbances of flora and fauna. A small number of non-indigenous plant and animal species has become established, mostly on the northern Antarctic Peninsula and southern archipelagos of the Scotia Arc. There is little indication of recovery of overexploited fish stocks, and ramifications of fishing activity on bycatch species and the ecosystem could also be far-reaching. The Antarctic Treaty System and its ...
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Ag Appropriations Bill Includes Problematic Amendments. Washington--The full House is expected to take up the fiscal year 2012 agricultural appropriations bill as early as next week. The version passed last week by the House Appropriations Committee includes several provisions AFBF considers problematic. Among them is an amendment to lower the adjusted gross income test to $250,000, limiting farm program payments to producers. Farm Bureau policy opposes means testing for government farm programs. Another is an amendment to secure the $147 million annual payment to Brazil under the U.S. settlement of the World Trade Organization cotton case from cuts in the cotton direct payment program. A third is an amendment that prohibits any agricultural appropriations from being used to make payments under the U.S. settlement with Brazil and uses the savings of that $147 million in the cotton case to fund the Women, Infants and Childrens program. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) ...
Examines the effects of budget uncertainty on Indian Health Service (IHS) funding and considerations that should be taken into account if IHS was given advance appropriation authority like the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Focuses on administrative impacts, provider recruitment and retention, and the financial effects for tribes. Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office.
Your advocacy has made an impact.. Congress has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to disseminate the Pain Management Best Practices Report to providers and create a public awareness campaign about pain via the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Committee Report accompanying the FY 2021 Budget Bill!. The report includes language we requested in our official appropriations submissions. (The language, with key sections underlined, is below.) Also included is our request to collect and report data on the prevalence of pain and various pain syndromes annually.. It is likely that last months Virtual Advocacy Day, and your outreach to legislators, helped make the case for improving the treatment of pain nationwide.. While the language is not absolutely binding, it does tell agency heads what Congress expects them to do. We will be watching and reporting whether these critical activities are accomplished!. Thanks for your efforts!. From the House Labor, Health and ...
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request. Statement for the Record for the House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations. Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. May 15, 2013. Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Subcommittee:. I am pleased to present the Presidents Budget request for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget of $3,098,508,000 includes an increase of $25,206,000 over the comparable FY 2012 level of $3,073,302,000.. NHLBI leads research and education programs to discover and apply knowledge to improve health by preventing and treating heart, lung, and blood diseases. It is a privilege to serve as NHLBI Director in this time of unprecedented opportunity in biomedical research. Today, I will discuss new opportunities to reduce health disparities, advance understanding of ...
The US Department of Defense is seeking $4 million dedicated to research efforts on melanoma and other skin cancers, which it claims is a danger facing many military personnel. As part of the Fiscal 2009 Department of Defense Appropriations Conference Report, the House of Representatives is currently considering the measure.. The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), a national organization, made the announcement last week. With more than 140,000 personnel currently stationed in Iraq, the intensity of sun exposure puts our men and women at long-term risk for melanoma-the most serious form of skin cancer and one of the fastest-growing cancers in the US, said Randy Lomax, chairman of the Melanoma Research Foundation. By specifically including melanoma in its peer-reviewed cancer research program-as it does with breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers-the Department of Defense recognizes the scope of this very serious problem facing our troops.. Increased funding, especially at the federal levels, ...
The Senate Appropriations Committee, which is chaired by State Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, is scheduled to meet Tuesday morning and every morning through Friday to discuss the budget.. The Missouri House voted in late March to approve a $29.2 billion state operating budget, which includes a $100 million transportation infrastructure plan. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith, R-Carthage, says its the first time in recent history that general revenue would be used to fund roads and bridges.. The Houses budget also includes an $8 million retention pay plan aimed at wage increases for Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) staff.. Governor Mike Parson has said the DOCs 11,000 employees are among the nations lowest-paid corrections professionals.. Under the House budget, DOC employees would receive the three percent pay increase all state workers would get. They would also receive a one percent increase for every two years of continuous DOC employment, up to 20 years.. Once the Senate ...
ACT NO. 71 (H. 516) Appropriations; Medicaid; studies This act is the BIG BILL, the Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriations Act , to provide appropriations for the support of state government during fiscal year 2006. For details and summaries of the amounts appropriated, see the explanatory documents and letter of intent prepared by the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office. In addition to providing appropriations, this act also amends and adds substantive provisions affecting other laws and programs, including the following: Commissions and Interim Studies State Teachers Retirement System. Sec. 34b establishes a commission of 13 members, chaired by the state treasurer, with two members of each House, state government officials, and representatives of education associations to make recommendations to the legislature by November 15, 2005 for funding an adequate, sustainable, and actuarially sound retirement benefit plan for the state teachers retirement system of Vermont. Social Security Number Usage and ...
The most amusing face-saving deflection was offered by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) who said he will continue to review options as the current appropriations process moves forward.. Thats incredibly funny because there is no appropriations process.. Moreover, Republicans have not completed the appropriations process in years. The federal government is currently funded by a continuing resolution of the fiscal 2016 budget signed by President Obama which was more or less a continuance of the fiscal 2015 budget. Federal spending has been almost static for several years.. The last time Republicans attempted to complete the appropriations process, they called the whole thing off to avoid holding a vote on displaying the Confederate flag at federal cemeteries. ...
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The present work is devoted to the study of broad physiological and ecological characteris- tics of anthropophytic species on the high step- pe lands of the Tlemcen region. The bioclimatic analysis confirms the development of drought in this region with a dominance of spiny and/or toxic asylvatic: plant species of shrub and her- baceous size species. We used correspondence factor analysis (CFA) of the various factors causing degradation to better understand the complexity of this ecosystem, whose floristic composition was complemented by means of soil measurements (spectrum green/ecological spectrum). This analysis allowed us to identify five groups of anthropophytic species with in this highly degraded matorral. We show that this ecosystem is already showing symptoms of de-gradation, and propose a preservation policy for protecting ensuring the survival of native species under threat from human activities.
The potential of human activities, including research, to alter parasite transmission ecology in wildlife is unknown. We examined gastrointestinal parasitism in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in Budongo Forest, Uganda. Trail use and time spent on the ground was recorded during 10 months of observations in four sites with differing human disturbance. Disturbance was quantified using transect plots (n = 320). Fecal (n = 435) samples were examined for helminth eggs, larvae, and for protozoan cysts. Individuals that spent more time on the ground had more infections and higher intensity infections. Prevalence of 13 parasite species was similar across sites, but percentage of multiple infections and infection intensity differed, as did ground use. Chimpanzees at the long-term research site spent more time on the ground or on human trails. We hypothesize that researcher presence and trail creation may influence ground use, and thereby parasite burden, by altering trade-offs between foraging and
It is the unprecedented impact of anthropogenic climate change that has, perhaps, played the biggest role in efforts to define the Anthropocene as a distinctive new era in Earths history. Multiple warnings backed by a global consensus of climate scientists have warned over the last few decades that human activities, through the escalating consumption of fossil fuel resources - the burning of oil, gas and coal - is destabilising the Earths natural carbon cycle.. For hundreds of thousands of years, the planet has sustained an equilibrium, a safe operating space offering an optimum environment for human and other habitation - in which the quantity of carbon emitted and absorbed by planetary ecosystems remains stable.. But since the Industrial Revolution, as human civilisation has inexorably expanded, consuming greater quantities of fossil fuel energy along the way, associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have exponentially increased - overwhelming the planets capacity for absorption. The ...
CATTLE DECAPITATION is one of THE best bands I have ever listened to. Their sound is so raw and just heavy as hell. Their work is evil, and they have improved so much over the years. Every new album is an improvement, and much better than the last. Their newest release The Anthropocene Extinction most definitely makes that statement true. This album contains some of the absolute best work Ive heard from them; its really intoxicating, the more I listen, the more stuck to it I become. CATTLE DECAPITATION is a band that will never get old, and I can never stop listening. I cant say enough about this album.. This release is one that just has to be listened to all the way through; it tells a story. The intro Manufactured Extinct is awesome to say the least. The guitars rip in with an evil slow riff, then speeds up for the vocals to enter. This track really fits the album title. Its dark and you can just feel the extinction. Travis Ryans vocals are phenomenal in this song, and across the whole ...
Dr Mike Church, Dr Rosie Bishop and Dr Beth Upex are part of an international team investigating the human impact on the environment during the Norse and early Medieval settlement across the North Atlantic islands, including Faroes, Iceland and Greenland. A significant part of this research effort has concentrated on the varied landscapes of Iceland, through the analysis of palaeoenvironmental, archaeological and geochronological data sets. The research is sponsored by a range of funding bodies including the Leverhulme Trust (UK) and National Science Foundation (US). ...
View Notes - Topic_22___Human_Effects_Atmos from GEO 302C at University of Texas. Study Questions Topic 22: Human Impacts on the Atmosphere Lecture Outline I. Atmospheric change and sensitivity II.
The explosive growth of video content in recent years fueled by the technological leaps in computing and communication has created new challenges for video content analysis that can serve applications in video surveillance, video searching and mining. Human action detection and recognition is one of the important tasks in this effort. In this paper, we present a luminance field manifold trajectory analysis based solution for human activity recognition, without explicit object level information extraction and understanding. This approach is computationally efficient and can operate in real time. The recognition performance is also comparable with the state of art in comparable set ups. Copyright 2008 ACM ...
Monitor the implementation of P.L. 111-31, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Monitor the implementation of PACT Act, (P.L. 111-154). H.R. 65, Candy Tobacco Tax Parity Act of 2011. H.R. 1639, Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011. S. 1461, Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011. H.R. 2112, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. Draft, Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. H.R. 2112, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. H.R. 3186, Smuggled Tobacco Prevention Act of 2011. S.1706, Smuggled Tobacco Prevention Act of 2011. S. 174, Healthy Lifestyles & Prevention America Act. S. 216, Food Safety Accountability Act. S. 1403, IDEA Full Funding Act. Monitor federal legislation and activity related to the tobacco industry ...
With the ink barely dry on the new food safety law, the fight over whether to fund the Food and Drug Administrations new mandate is in full swing. Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), the new chair of the appropriations subcommittee overseeing the budgets for FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is still seriously questioning whether the new law deserves funding, considering the national debt that is spiraling out of control. We are all united on food safety, Kingston told pharmaceutical policy blog Eye on FDA this week, adding that he is very concerned about spending the money to implement the new food safety law in the context of a stark fiscal environment. Across the board, including the U.S. Congress itself, we are cutting spending. Congress has voted on a 5 percent budget, appropriations committee a 9 percent reduction and the appropriations, said Kingston in the video interview. Overall, were going to try to go back to the 08 pre-stimulus levels. So, in that context, were ...
NAEVR s May 2 Defense-Related Vision Research Opportunities session focused on how researchers can be responsive to Department of Defense (DOD)-identified vision research gaps. Vision Program Manager Robert Read from the DOD s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), which manages the dedicated $10 million Vision Research Program (VRP) in Defense appropriations, spoke about funding opportunities from the VRP and other DOD programs. Mr. Read stated that, since the VRP was created by Congress in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 appropriations, the CDMRP has issued 67 awards totaling $50 million, and that shortly it would award another $18 million to researchers from the combined FY2015/2016 funding cycle. Since a new VRP funding announcement will not issue until FY2017 appropriations are finalized, he spoke about other DOD funding opportunities, including the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) ...
1991-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations (1991-2016) and Expenditures (2008-2016). Appropriations data show public funds allocated to/by a particular state for tobacco prevention and control. They are not necessarily expended. Appropriations are from four major funding sources, Federal, state, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). Expenditures are amounts spent by state tobacco control programs on tobacco prevention and control. Expenditure data are available by CDC Best Practices Program Components (State and Community Interventions, Health Communication Interventions, Cessation Interventions, Surveillance and Evaluation, and Administration and Management). Expenditures from 2008 to 2014 are compared against 2007 CDC Best Practices Recommendations; expenditures from 2015 and forward are compared against 2014 CDC Best Practices ...
1991-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations (1991-2016) and Expenditures (2008-2016). Appropriations data show public funds allocated to/by a particular state for tobacco prevention and control. They are not necessarily expended. Appropriations are from four major funding sources, Federal, state, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). Expenditures are amounts spent by state tobacco control programs on tobacco prevention and control. Expenditure data are available by CDC Best Practices Program Components (State and Community Interventions, Health Communication Interventions, Cessation Interventions, Surveillance and Evaluation, and Administration and Management). Expenditures from 2008 to 2014 are compared against 2007 CDC Best Practices Recommendations; expenditures from 2015 and forward are compared against 2014 CDC Best Practices ...
NEWS ALERT - Here is information youve been waiting for about federal support of Cerebral Palsy Research! Per the Republican Clerk, Committee on Senate Appropriations, the language below has been included in the 2015 budget!. We have been privileged to work hard on behalf of the Cerebral Palsy community to include this historic Federal Appropriations language that actually states Prevention, Treatment and Cure of Cerebral Palsy, as well as improving the opportunity for recovery of those already diagnosed.. This is the first time a Cerebral Palsy 5 year strategic plan will be developed by the NIH/NINDS (National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke). This will lead to new research breakthroughs, improved standards of care and treatment etc. The Appropriations language also expands the current CDC research infrastructure (e.g. the current ADDM Network) to include expanded Cerebral Palsy surveillance and research.. Our belief in the possibility of ...
SUBJECT INDEX Interdisciplinary training programs, P»Be grants 1326 Appropriation for effecting provisions 29, 38 Evaluation of program, funds, limitation 351 Model Secondary School for the Deaf, appropriation for 41, 2014 Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act of 1966, appropriation for effecting provisions 28, 2006 Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act, repeal 1291 Narcotics Manufacturing Act of 1960, repeal 1292 National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, establishment 1597 National Advisory Council on Comprehensive Health Planning Programs, appointment 1307 National Advisory Council on Health Manpower Shortage Areas, establishment 1869 National Advisory Council on Regional Medical Programs, assistant secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs, chairman 1299 National Advisory Council on Services and Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, establishment. _ 1318 National advisory councils, compensation, etc., miscellaneous provisions. 1310 National airport system plan, ...
1991-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations (1991-2016) and Expenditures (2008-2016). Appropriations data show public funds allocated to/by a particular state for tobacco prevention and control. They are not necessarily expended. Appropriations are from four major funding sources, Federal, state, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). Expenditures are amounts spent by state tobacco control programs on tobacco prevention and control. Expenditure data are available by CDC Best Practices Program Components (State and Community Interventions, Health Communication Interventions, Cessation Interventions, Surveillance and Evaluation, and Administration and Management). Expenditures from 2008 to 2014 are compared against 2007 CDC Best Practices Recommendations; expenditures from 2015 and forward are compared against 2014 CDC Best Practices ...
1991-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations (1991-2016) and Expenditures (2008-2016). Appropriations data show public funds allocated to/by a particular state for tobacco prevention and control. They are not necessarily expended. Appropriations are from four major funding sources, Federal, state, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). Expenditures are amounts spent by state tobacco control programs on tobacco prevention and control. Expenditure data are available by CDC Best Practices Program Components (State and Community Interventions, Health Communication Interventions, Cessation Interventions, Surveillance and Evaluation, and Administration and Management). Expenditures from 2008 to 2014 are compared against 2007 CDC Best Practices Recommendations; expenditures from 2015 and forward are compared against 2014 CDC Best Practices ...
This report shows that while lawmakers work towards final passage of new authorizing legislation, Congress has appropriated more than $3 billion to the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) to increase bioterrorism preparedness at the federal, state, and local levels. HHS anti-bioterrorism funding was included in the FY2002 Labor-HHSEducation appropriations bill and in the $20 billion emergency spending package that was attached to the FY2002 Defense appropriations bill. Until the new authorizing legislation is enacted, HHS is dispersing the funds according to existing authorities and the broad parameters set out in the appropriations bills.
While charts and many fans and music scholars alike call Thickes music R&B, others need more labeling. They need to categorize him further, placing him into the sub- genre of Blue-eyed soul. Blue-eyed soul developed in the Southern United States during the 1960s when white males began performing typically black male music because segregation laws prohibiting blacks to perform in white venues (Amorosi). This appropriation began even before in the 1950s with artists like Elvis Presley who recreated blues singer, Junior Parkers Mystery Train. In the 60s it was no longer just the appropriation of the songs, but it was the appropriation of the lyrics of soul and rhythm and blues. This is what is considered blue eyed soul today, soul or R & B music played by white musicians. The blue is a racial reference to white people and the Arian race because the majority have blue eyes. Robin Thickes music is often labeled as blue-eyed soul, but he repeatedly tells press that he does not want to ...
Served as a Texas State Representative for 14 years. -Served as the Texas Secretary of State -Serves on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations in charge of overseeing the Federal budget. -Serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development -Regularly hosts Community Office Hours in the 28th District to stay in touch with his constituents. -With a total of 5 advanced degrees, Congressman Cuellar is the Most Degreed Member serving in the House. -Recognized by the City of Laredo with two schools named in his honor: the Doctor Henry Cuellar Elementary School and the Representative Henry Cuellar Charter School. -Honored as Laredoan of the Year, Distinguished Citizen of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year. -Elected Mr. South Texas 2008 for his significant contributions to the economic growth of Laredo and South Texas. -Serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for U.S. and Mexican ...
Funding Strategy FY 2017 On May 5, 2017, President Trump signed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2017. The NINDS Appropriation for FY 2017 is $1,783,654,000, which represents an increase of $90.821 million, or 5.3%, over the previous fiscal year. NINDS plans to spend 86.5%, or $1.54 billion of this appropriation on extramural research, which involves investigators and organizations outside the NIH.
Occasionally, you might find seemingly injured animals in the garden, such as stunned birds that have flown into a window or nocturnal creatures like grounded bats or hedgehogs that are out during day time. Before doing anything, inform yourself and make sure the animal really needs help. If it is a baby bird or other young animal, remember that wild creatures do not take care of their offspring as humans do and can leave them alone for a day before they come back. If necessary, you can take the animal somewhere safe and give it only water until it recovers. For serious injuries, please go to the nearest wildlife rehabilitation center ...
The Paris Agreement lays out a framework for countries to decrease their fossil-fuel emissions to help slow the planets warming. These photos show why.
Smart home sensor systems that infer residents activities enable a number of exciting medical monitoring and energy conservation applications. Existing home activity recognition systems are invasive, since they require significant manual effort from the end user in installing or training the system, inconvenience the resident by requiring them to constantly wear tags, or require invasive cameras or expensive sensors. Our main hypothesis is that by effectively using data fusion techniques, leveraging the existing smart meter infrastructure in homes, and using only weak biometric sensing, we can build convenient, accurate home activity recognition solutions for the end user.. The key challenges for home activity recognition systems addressed in this dissertation include reducing configuration effort from the end user, reducing sensor installation effort, and identifying residents in multi-person homes without using invasive sensors. To reduce user configuration effort, we develop an unsupervised ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - An unusual trophic subsidy and species dominance in a tropical stream. AU - Lancaster, Jill. AU - Dobson, Michael. AU - Magana, Adiel M. AU - Arnold, Amanda. AU - Mathooko, Jude. PY - 2008. Y1 - 2008. N2 - In classical theory, species are assumed to achieve dominance through competitive exclusion, but if food resources are limiting, cross-habitat trophic subsidies could also underpin dominance. The impact of dominant species on community dynamics may depend on the energy base of population size. We report on an unusual, spatially subsidized population of a tropical, stream-dwelling crab that dominates the benthic fauna of a Kenyan stream. Diet and stable isotope analyses indicated that this crab is a true omnivore, with terrestrial subsidies dominating both plant and animal resources.. AB - In classical theory, species are assumed to achieve dominance through competitive exclusion, but if food resources are limiting, cross-habitat trophic subsidies could also underpin dominance. ...
Sensitivity to Human Activities. Indirect effects. Kelp has traditionally been collected for use as an agricultural fertiliser and to improve soil structure. The change to mechanical harvesting from live kelp beds is the most significant human activity directly affecting the kelp in the kelp forests. Other important activities which impact on kelp beds include eutrophication from domestic and agricultural nutrient run-off, which can result in increased turbidity in coastal waters due to blooms of phytoplankton as well as affecting the physiology of the kelp plants. Turbidity increases also occur as the result of increased silt loads in rivers draining agricultural areas and from the particulate components of sewage. The removal of predator species is known to have had major effects in Pacific and Eastern Canadian kelp beds. Effects of predator removal and of the limited harvesting of edible urchins in the UK are not yet known. Very little information is available on the effects of human ...
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Since the industrial revolution, human activity has modified the carbon cycle by changing its components functions and directly adding carbon to the atmosphere.[2]. The largest human impact on the carbon cycle is through direct emissions from burning fossil fuels, which transfers carbon from the geosphere into the atmosphere. The rest of this increase is caused mostly by changes in land-use, particularly deforestation.. Another direct human impact on the carbon cycle is the chemical process of calcination of limestone for clinker production, which releases CO2.[23] Clinker is an industrial precursor of cement.. Humans also influence the carbon cycle indirectly by changing the terrestrial and oceanic biosphere [24]. Over the past several centuries, direct and indirect human-caused land use and land cover change (LUCC) has led to the loss of biodiversity, which lowers ecosystems resilience to environmental stresses and decreases their ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere. More directly, ...
The objective of this project is to research on methods to implement human detection, pose estimation, and activity recognition from pre-recorded 2-dimensional video sequences. A combination of techniques - the Edge Detection, Frame Differencing, Gaussian Mixture Models and Optical Flow - was used to achieve human detection. A bounding box is drawn onto the image region where the human is assumed to be by the human detection algorithm. The values of the bounding box were fed into the Convolutional Pose Machines to process a segment of the image for joint locations. The joint locations are then joined to form a skeletal figure, which can be used for human pose estimation. Based on a Fuzzy Inference System, the human activity being performed is determined. The experimental results of the implementation had shown improvements in various aspects of the human detection and activity recognition when compared against ground truth and prior work ...
After its successful test launch of the Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment 3, NASA says that this technology could be used to land humans on Mars.