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• #### B(u)y the sea ﻿

(2003)
This thesis proposes an alternative development for the Odaiba reclamation site. This alternative consists of terrain manipulation and modified infrastructure, as well as procedural guidelines. By forgrounding the artificiality ...
• #### Background and early results for the Atmospheric Electrical Current Sensor Project ﻿

(1992)
This thesis describes the background behind and early results from an instrument designed to measure atmospheric electrical currents. Preliminary data presented herein (including the marked similarity in the signals from ...
• #### Bacteria and fullerene: The microbial response to fullerene water suspensions ﻿

(2008)
The current nanotechnology boom necessitates timely research into the health and environmental impacts of nanomaterials to enhance their eco-responsible manufacture, use, and disposal. Using the water-insoluble C60 as a ...
• #### Bacterial attachment and transport through porous media: The effects of bacterial cell characteristics ﻿

(1995)
The effects of several microbial, chemical and physical parameters on bacterial attachment was studied in batch adsorption and column transport studies. Specifically, the role of bacterial characteristics, ionic strength ...
• #### Baha'ism: History, transfiguration, doxa ﻿

(2010)
Baha'ism originated in nineteenth-century Middle East. As this religious movement developed, it gained adherents outside the Middle East. In Spain, for example, it arrived in mid-twentieth century and gained more adherents. ...
• #### Ballistic limit equation for hypervelocity impact on composite-orthotropic materials ﻿

(2004)
Two new ballistic limit equations for hypervelocity impact on homogeneous and composite-orthotropic materials have been developed for a velocity range above 6 km/s. The methodology used to develop the ballistic limit ...
• #### Band evolution and shell structure in large clusters: Aluminum(3-60)anion, copper(1-1113)anion, silver(1-58)anion, and gold(1-223)anion ﻿

(1990)
Photoelectron spectroscopy of negatively, charged clusters of aluminum, copper, silver, and gold reveals electronic shell structure and electron energy band development. Photodetachment experiments on Au$\sb6\sp-$ also ...
• #### BANDED ION MORPHOLOGY (SPACECRAFT CHARGING) ﻿

(1987)
Bands of ions have been observed at constant pitch angle by the Dynamics Explorer High and Low Altitude Plasma Instruments at auroral latitudes. The observed ion dispersion pattern shows lower energy ions toward the ...
• #### Banner blindness: What searching users notice and do not notice on the World Wide Web ﻿

(1999)
Web designers attempt to draw attention to important links by making them distinctive. However, when users are asked to find specific items, they often overlook these distinctive banners. The irony of this phenomenon I ...
• #### Barden to Powell to Perkins: Leadership and evolution of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, 1951-1984 ﻿

(1990)
This study analyzes the leadership and development of a U.S. House of Representatives committee over a thirty-five year period. It treats the leadership of three disparate chairmen--Graham A. Barden (D-NC), Adam Clayton ...
• #### Bargaining and economic coercion: The use and effectiveness of sanctions ﻿

(2007)
We address international economic sanctions from a bargaining perspective and explain the variation in states' decisions to employ economic coercion, in the objectives they pursue through it, and in the level of political ...
• #### Barium cycling in shallow sediment above active mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico ﻿

(2005)
Two mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico were examined to understand barium cycling in shallow seafloor sediment at regions of intense methane expulsion. Due to anaerobic oxidation of methane and sulfate reduction, barium ...

(1970)

(1970)
• #### Baseband architecture design for future wireless base-station receivers ﻿

(2000)
This thesis demonstrates the use of designing efficient algorithms and architectures to meet the real-time requirements of future wireless base-station receivers. Next generation receivers will require orders-of-magnitude ...
• #### BASIN-MARGIN SEDIMENTATION: EOCENE LA JOLLA GROUP, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA ﻿

(1982)
Continental to deep-marine facies transitions, eustatic versus tectonic controls on basin-margin stratigraphy, shelf-edge unconformities, and depositional mechanisms along basin margins were investigated for Middle Eocene ...

(1972)
• #### Bawdy talk: The politics of women's public speech in nineteenth-century American literature and culture ﻿

(1995)
Throughout the pages of nineteenth-century American fiction men remain fascinated by the sound of women's speech. Literary depictions of men's intense interest in women's pleasing and distinct utterance occur with a frequency ...
• #### Bayesian decision-theoretic method and semi-parametric approach with applications in clinical trial designs and longitudinal studies ﻿

(2013-11-25)
The gold of biostatistical researches is to develop statistical tools that improves human health or increases understanding of human biology. One area of the studies focuses on designing clinical trials to find out if new ...
• #### Bayesian graphical models for biological network inference ﻿

(2013-11-20)
In this work, we propose approaches for the inference of graphical models in the Bayesian framework. Graphical models, which use a network structure to represent conditional dependencies among random variables, provide a ...