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BLAST: a more efficient report with usability improvements

Grzegorz M. Boratyn, Christiam Camacho, Peter S. Cooper, George Coulouris, Amelia Fong, Ning Ma, Thomas L. Madden, Wayne T. Matten, Scott D. McGinnis, Yuri Merezhuk, Yan Raytselis, Eric W. Sayers (+3 others)
2013 Nucleic Acids Research  
A new BLAST report allows faster loading of alignments, adds navigation aids, allows easy downloading of subject sequences and reports and has improved usability.  ...  Here, we describe these improvements to the BLAST report, discuss design decisions, describe other improvements to the search page and database documentation and outline plans for future development.  ...  Many other people at the NCBI also contributed comments and tested the new report. Conflict of interest statement. None declared.  ... 
doi:10.1093/nar/gkt282 pmid:23609542 pmcid:PMC3692093 fatcat:ba32l5nfyjarrbjpewzuaybvei

Blasting Linux Code [chapter]

Jan Tobias Mühlberg, Gerald Lüttgen
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we evaluate, from a practitioner's point of view, the utility of the popular software model checker Blast for revealing errors in Linux kernel code.  ...  Our conducted case studies show that, while Blast's abstraction and refinement techniques are efficient and powerful, the tool has deficiencies regarding usability and support for analysing pointers, which  ...  We thank Radu Siminiceanu for his constructive comments and suggestions on a draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70952-7_14 fatcat:2x6fiv653bb7bbugr73fnaqe2i

Efficient alternatives to PSI-BLAST

M. Startek, S. Lasota, M. Sykulski, A. Bułak, L. Noé, G. Kucherov, A. Gambin
2012 Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences  
Both may benefit from the knowledge about amino acid composition specific to a given protein family: SeedBLAST uses the advisedly designed seed, while CTX-PSI BLAST extends PSI BLAST with the context-specific  ...  In this paper we present two algorithms that may serve as efficient alternatives to the well-known PSI BLAST tool: SeedBLAST and CTX-PSI Blast.  ...  The research reported in this paper has been partially supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education grant nr N N301 013436.  ... 
doi:10.2478/v10175-012-0063-0 fatcat:n23ommdgpvbuzojvh76nh2d5by

BLAST+: architecture and applications

Christiam Camacho, George Coulouris, Vahram Avagyan, Ning Ma, Jason Papadopoulos, Kevin Bealer, Thomas L Madden
2009 BMC Bioinformatics  
Results: We describe features and improvements of rewritten BLAST software and introduce new command-line applications.  ...  Conclusion: The new BLAST command-line applications, compared to the current BLAST tools, demonstrate substantial speed improvements for long queries as well as chromosome length database sequences.  ...  David Lipman and Jim Ostell originally suggested the need for a rewritten version of BLAST and provided encouragement and feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2105-10-421 pmid:20003500 pmcid:PMC2803857 fatcat:qhqpojpbuvh4zffs4dvqs4beyi

BLEMAB European project: muon imaging technique applied to blast furnaces [article]

BLEMAB Collaboration: L. Bonechi
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Muon radiography results will also be compared with measurements obtained through an enhanced multipoint probe and standard blast furnace models.  ...  the capability of muon radiography techniques applied to the imaging of a blast furnace's inner zone.  ...  coordinate, in order to validate a new non-invasive survey methodology suitable for monitoring processes inside blast furnaces and improving their steel production efficiency.  ... 
arXiv:2110.10327v2 fatcat:h474dm53d5dehgfvrj3phvpml4

Nanoparticle Reinforced Polymer for Blast Protection of Unreinforced Masonry Wall: Laboratory Blast Load Simulation and Design Models

M. Irshidat, A. Al-Ostaz, A. H.-D. Cheng, C. Mullen
2011 Journal of Structural Engineering  
One quarter scale physical model of unreinforced masonry walls, spray coated with the nano-particle reinforced polymers, are subjected to blast load in the ERDC Blast Load Simulator facility.  ...  It is observed that POSS reinforced polyurea significantly enhanced the performance of masonry walls sustaining blast load; while XGnP reinforcement has only marginal improvement.  ...  These problems lead to a critical need to develop effective retrofitting techniques to improve the load carrying capacity of such members to resist blast loads.  ... 
doi:10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0000361 fatcat:gfyqgrlxhrb4nnyynjtsmt7f4q

Methodology of Testing Shot Blasting Machines in Industrial Conditions

R. Wrona, P. Zyzak, E. Ziółkowski, M. Brzeziński
2012 Archives of Foundry Engineering  
In shot blasting processes the stream of shots is generated and shaped by blasting turbines, making up a kinetic and dynamic system comprising a separating rotor, an adapting sleeve and a propelling rotor  ...  provided with blades.  ...  Hence it provides the background for actions aimed to improve the performance of shot blasting machines and to make the process more effective.  ... 
doi:10.2478/v10266-012-0045-6 fatcat:6ac7iklktfafzbby5se6l3av6e

Blast Hole Pressure Measurement and a Full-Scale Blasting Experiment in Hard Rock Quarry Mine Using Shock-Reactive Stemming Materials

Younghun Ko, Chanhwi Shin, Youngjun Jeong, Sangho Cho
2022 Applied Sciences  
In this study, a stemming material based on a shear thickening fluid (STF) that reacts to dynamic pressure was developed.  ...  By increasing the effectiveness of the energy generated by the explosive charge inserted into a blast hole, stemming increases rock fragmentation.  ...  Proper stemming has been shown to improve explosive efficiency by over 41% [2] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12178629 fatcat:e4wuynznxrcsxkoc32qbowws34

Thermobaric and enhanced blast explosives (TBX and EBX)

Lemi Türker
2016 Defence Technology  
In this review, excerpts from the literature of thermobaric (TBX) and enhanced blast explosives (EBX) that are concentrated on studies that include their compositions, properties, reactive metal components  ...  Chan and Meyers described a solid fuel-air thermobaric explosive with improved combustion efficiency exerting a relatively high blast pressure in an oxygen-poor environment, such as a tunnel or other confined  ...  In order to improve the metal combustion efficiency further, more reactive metals as part of or as the entire metal fuel components are used.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.dt.2016.09.002 fatcat:52djz2ywf5hmlgwq2rwca7tfzi

Modification of Alkali Activated Blast Furnace Slag for Pothole Repairs

Minna Sarkkinen, Kauko Kujala, Seppo Gehör, J. Castro-Gomes, X. Zhou, J. Durán-Suárez, C. Sangiorgi, M. Górski, S. Yang
2019 MATEC Web of Conferences  
The objective was to a find material which is both more cost-efficient and durable than plain cold asphalt.  ...  The aim of this research was to study the usability of alkali activated (AA) blast furnace slag based material in the repair of paved roads, especially during the cold winter and spring seasons when such  ...  OPC was more efficient at 20C than crushed rubber, which had a slightly higher impact at -10C. The higher BFS-aggregate ratio indicated a slight positive impact, which was more evident at -10C.  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201927404003 fatcat:4edjgi5yoncypkbzhrcuvvfp4m

An Experimental and Numerical Procedure for Energetic and Acoustic Optimization of Dry-ice Blasting Processes

David Muckenhaupt, Thomas Zitzmann, Arthur Rudek, Gerald Russ
2019 Chemical Engineering Transactions  
All these results are used to map and to improve the process for the dry-ice blasting system considered.  ...  The study shows that the system can be operated with enhanced energy efficiency and decreased acoustic emissions.  ...  They reported a disagreement between experimental and numerical results of 3 dB(A) for the predictions of the far-field overall sound pressure level (OASPL) for lower frequencies and reported more significant  ... 
doi:10.3303/cet1974162 doaj:874ca559b5c744ce96bbcb4260fea348 fatcat:dxzvfrxqyjh6fit7mnf5jtquly

Measurements of Infrasound Signatures From Grenade Blast During Training

Alessio Medda, Rob Funk, Krish Ahuja, Gary Kamimori
2021 Military medicine  
Introduction Military personnel during training and military operations are exposed to a large number of repeated exposures to low-level blast overpressure from a variety of sources.  ...  Conclusions The results presented in this article suggest that reported symptoms from military personnel exposed to repeated low-level blast may also be because of acoustic loading.  ...  A pressure sensor directly in the path of the blast front will register a short high-amplitude transient associated with the passing of the blast wave.  ... 
doi:10.1093/milmed/usaa423 pmid:33499530 fatcat:inc45hxbubbmtmre6dwxgqegk4

Rice blast forecasting models and their practical value: a review

2017 Phytopathologia Mediterranea  
A review of literature of the rice blast forecasting models revealed that 52 studies have been published, with the majority capable of predicting only leaf blast.  ...  Rice, after wheat, is the second largest cereal crop, and is the most consumed major staple food for more people than any other crop.  ...  The model could be improved with further research to reduce the uncertainty risk, with more calibration and validation processes, and collecting data for more growing seasons.  ... 
doi:10.14601/phytopathol_mediterr-18706 doaj:9aff82a5a6954a059fcef07788713a18 fatcat:xo2pxd7juzg33lfm3uja3ziz3a

OXYFINES Technique for Upgrading Zinc Containing Blast Furnace Sludge—Part 2: System Analysis

Katarina Lundkvist, Sara Rosendahl, Fredrik Nyman, Kristofer Bölke, Lennart Gustavsson, Daniel Söderström, Anita Wedholm
2020 Metals  
Integrating novel technology in production systems for the upgrading and further use of residual materials is a potential way of improving the resource efficiency.  ...  from using the OXYFINES sinter product as a raw material in blast furnace ironmaking or in the basic oxygen furnace steelmaking.  ...  For the improved understanding and for optimising the metallurgical properties of the sinter, a more fundamental study is required, focusing on material characteristics and thermodynamic calculations linked  ... 
doi:10.3390/met10111471 fatcat:ei2sduqewnfpzknwztypetbvya

An Optimal Footprint Based Coverage Planning for Hydro Blasting Robots

Thejus Pathmakumar, Madan Mohan Rayguru, Sriharsha Ghanta, Manivannan Kalimuthu, Mohan Rajesh Elara
2021 Sensors  
A hydro blasting robot should be able to cover the required area for a successful implementation.  ...  Its requirement of a considerable labour force and time, calls for automating the hydro blasting jobs through mobile robots.  ...  With these optimal values, ship-hull maintenance can be performed with much more efficiency.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21041194 pmid:33567658 pmcid:PMC7915230 fatcat:fe545jqttfctzhst7wmh2tgsee
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