Author: Amanda Parsons
Publisher: Times (Los Angeles Times)
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Performing Arts
A compilation of LOS ANGELES TIMES photos from 1920 to 1981 that offers a timeless chronicle of Hollywood life, including marriages, divorces, births, deaths, lawsuits, celebrations and even arrests. These are the events captured on film before international throngs of paparazzi began hounding celebrities in their hangouts, cars and private moments. The realism of these shots - some posed, but most completely candid - illustrates the high personal exposure that every Hollywood star eventually curses. Art and news are combined in this early documentation of celebrity.
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Release Date: 2005
The objective of this manual is to provide guidance to risk assessors on the use of quantitative toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic data to address interspecies and interindividual differences in dose/concentration-response assessment. Section 1 focuses on the relevance of this guidance in the context of the broader risk assessment paradigm and other initiatives of the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) project on the Harmonization of Approaches to the Assessment of Risk from Exposure to Chemicals. Technical background material is presented in section 2, followed by generic guidance for the development of chemical-specific adjustment factors in section 3 and accompanying summary figures. Illustrative case-studies are included in an Appendix, and a glossary of terms is also provided.
Author: Brandenburg, Elisabeth
Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Der vorliegende Tagungsband zur 10. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme gibt einen Einblick in die aktuelle Forschung im Bereich der Mensch-Maschine- Interaktion. Einen besonderen Fokus stellt das Wechselspiel von Grundlagenforschung und anwendungsbezogener Forschung dar, was sich im breiten Themenspektrum widerspiegelt, welches von theoretischen und methodischen Betrachtungen bis hin zu anwendungsnahen Fragestellungen reicht. Dabei finden Inhalte aus allen Phasen des Forschungsprozesses Beachtung, sodass auch im Rahmen der 10. Berliner Werkstatt MMS wieder sowohl neue Untersuchungskonzepte als auch abschließende Befunde diskutiert werden. Zentrale Themengebiete sind u. a. Fahrer-Fahrzeug-Interaktion, Assistenzsysteme, User Experience, Usability, Ubiquitous Computing, Mixed & Virtual Reality, Robotics & Automation, Wahrnehmungsspezifika sowie Psychophysiologie und Beanspruchung in der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion. The proceedings of the 10th Berlin Workshop Human-Machine-Systems provide an insight into the current research in the field of human-machine-interaction. The main focus lies on the interplay between basic and applied research, which is reflected in the wide range of subjects: from theoretical and methodological issues to application oriented considerations. Again all stages of the research process are represented in the contributions of the 10th Berlin Workshop HMS. This means new research concepts as well as final results are subject of this volume. Central topics include driver-vehicleinteraction, assistance systems, user experience, usability, ubiquitous computing, mixed and virtual reality, robotics & automation, perception specifics.
Author: Alexandria Valerio
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics
Developed in response to the need for information about good practice regarding HIV/AIDS prevention education programmes, this sourcebook considers 13 case studies of programmes targeting school-age children and young people in seven sub-Saharan African countries, using a standardised format to enable comparison. The publication is the result of work undertaken by a range of contributors and has been produced by the World Bank in partnership with a number of international agencies including UNAIDS, UNESCO, is part of the global effort to support activities by countries to strengthen the role of the education sector in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Author: K. Asante-Duah
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2002-09-30
In fact, with the control and containment of most infectious conditions and diseases of the past millennium having been achieved in most developed countries, and with the resultant increase in life expectancies, much more attention seems to have shifted to degenerative health problems. Many of the degenerative health conditions have been linked to thousands of chemicals regularly encountered in human living and occupational/work environments. It is important, therefore, that human health risk assessments are undertaken on a consistent basis - in order to determine the potential impacts of the target chemicals on public health.
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2008-01-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
In response to a request from the U.S. Army, a committee convened by the National Research Council (NRC) conducted the first in a sequence of studies evaluating the combined health effects of low-level exposure to two chemicals Army personnel are likely to be exposed to in firing tank weapons. The Army sought information on whether the two chemicals, hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, result in similar health impacts and should be assessed together when establishing exposure limits. Based on a review of the scientific literature, the report finds that the biochemical health impacts of the chemicals are similar and that the Army's proposed approach to setting exposure limits is appropriate. Because previous research has focused on high exposures, this initial NRC report recommends that futher neurological studies at low concentrations of exposure to the chemicals be conducted.