Aquatic scientists have always been intrigued with concepts of scale. This interest perhaps stems from
the nature of ßuid dynamics in oceans and lakes energy cascades from spatial scales of kilometers
down to viscous scales at centimeters or less. Turbulent processes affect not only an organisms perception
of, and response to, the physical environment, but also the interaction between species, both within and
across trophic levels.
Stability Bonds would make the euro-area financial system more resilient to future
adverse shocks and so reinforce financial stability. Stability Bonds would provide all
participating Member States with more secure access to refinancing, preventing a sudden loss
of market access due to unwarranted risk aversion and/or herd behaviour among investors.
Accordingly, Stability Bonds would help to smooth market volatility and reduce or eliminate
the need for costly support and rescue measures for Member States temporarily excluded from
This volume has two first authors because it is a result of very intensive
teamwork between the two authors. We have had three brainstorm meetings,
each of approximately one week’s duration. There have been numerous pingpong
games (questions–answers–new proposals etc.) on the Internet. All the
chapters have major contributions from both of us. We hope that the volume
therefore demonstrates a synergistic effect, reflecting the positive teamwork
that is behind the volume.
Is a branch of polymer science dealing with analysis and characterisation of polymers. üThe complication of macromolecular chains, the dispersion in molecular weight, tacticity, crystallinity, orientation, composition of polymers etc. and complex morphological systems ⇒ analysis of polymer ≠ the small organic materials ⇒ Focus on viscoelastic properties, dynamic mechanical testing.
Congenital heart disease in newborns is associated with global impairment in development.
We characterized brain metabolism and microstructure, as measures of
brain maturation, in newborns with congenital heart disease before they underwent
We studied 41 term newborns with congenital heart disease — 29 who had transposition
of the great arteries and 12 who had single-ventricle physiology — with
the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy
(MRS), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) before cardiac surgery....