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An electronic data base (DB) containing recently evaluated k 0 and related data has been developed. The tables composing the DB are relationally linked to support data integrity. The purpose of the DB development is to make an official source of data used for electronic synchronization of the input parameters needed for the k 0 methodology, which is developing in numerous laboratories. Such solution saves time when updating, ensures the quality of the primary data and hence of the analysis results, and due to the recording of the updating history preserves traceability of the data in time.

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The study has tried to look at the political transition through the articles published by Spanish scientists in Spanish journals of Social Sciences and Humanities. A sample of 11000 article references from a selected set of 32 journals published from 1976 till 1985, has been the basis of the analysis. This time frame has been divided into two 5 year periods in order to detect any change in the topics published. The result of the analysis has been compared with the events as recorded by El Pais a very popular newspaper, during the same 10 year period and with a set of specific articles devoted to the Spanish political transition.

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Perception of tax evasion by individual citizens is of considerable interest to politicians, since people’s perceived attitudes affect the approach to tax compliance throughout the society. It is thus worth identifying personal characteristics that are related to a higher degree of tolerance and justification for tax evasion. Based on the 2008 European Values Survey data and using descriptive statistics, the paper discusses the relationship between the respondents’ characteristics and their tendency to justify tax evasion. The study finds a strong relationship between this tendency and age, educational attainment and economic activity, the two other variables (parenthood and income) indicating only a weak relationship. Moreover, the current issue allows us to convincingly argue against the regression analysis stereotypes which often yield biased and confl icting results. The paper confirms our constructive criticism, thus opening up space for an extended discussion of a more balanced use of both descriptive statistics and regression models.

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A series of unusual geological incidents have occurred throughout the Kerala State (southwest Peninsular India) during the year 2001 mainly in two active phases i.e. February to March, and June to November 2001. In the beginning during February-March 2001, oscillations and rise in water levels, wavy formations and spouting up of water in the open wells, cracks in the buildings, perceptible ground fissures, shaking of trees/bushes and enhanced microearthquake activity have occurred. Collapse of shallow open wells, draining of water, lowering of water level, land subsidence, ground fissures etc., and further increased microearthquake activity were the dominant incidents in various parts of the State during June to November 2001. Interestingly, no such incidents had occurred in the past in this region. The frequency of all the above incidents, including microearthquakes activity, reduced drastically to background level beyond November 2001 except a few earthquakes during 2002 and 2003. The incidents are distributed in a vast area irrespective of geology and topography right from coastal stretch to hinterlands in the Western Ghats of India. This chain of incidents was preceded by two moderate size earthquakes of M ~ 5 on 12 December 2000 and 7 January 2001 which were not capable to trigger such widespread incidents in the region. The temporal patterns of these incidents clearly indicate the phenomenon of rapid ground vibrations at several occasions possibly due to movement of crustal block along certain active fault. This geological process perhaps lead to uplift and tilt of the ground giving rise to several underground water related anomalies and incidents of land deformations. The temporal patterns of individual incident also did not show any clear inter-relationships indicating that all these incidents were caused by a single internal geological process possibly due to converging trend of tectonic stress through the process of redistribution. It is inferred that these incidents constitute a well defined patterns of precursory sequence to a future large seismic activity in the southwest part of Peninsular India. The existence of the present chain of events can be explained by dilatancy diffusion model. Using the spatial distribution of these incidents including microearthquake activity and past significant earthquakes, an east-west trending potential area (10.7-10.9°N; 76.0-76.8°E) is delineated in the central Kerala region as the preparatory zone for the location of future earthquake.

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The introduction of bibliometric indicators to compare the scientific performance of countries soon raised questions about what document types should be counted for comparison. The present study deals with the development of different document types published in journals related to Physics and recorded in the Science Citation Index. We first take a look at the evolution of the production and citation of papers by document type as well as at the specialization of countries in different document types. We then highlight some characteristics of the ISI document type category "Proceedings" followed by an analysis of publishers and average number of "Proceedings" pages.

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. Compilation of a 3D soil physical database for the unsaturated zone, 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World , Brisbane, Australia, 1–6 August 2010, Published on DVD. Szabó J

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Authors: Yuan Wang, Ruimin Ma, Tianhao Tang, Xia Liu, Ping Xie, Jianxin Wang, Jianxiang Liu, Haideng Zhou and Siwei Zhang

needs. The ranking of global universities is always the main resource for them to refer to. On the basis of the data from ESI (Essential Science Indicators) database, the Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation of Wuhan University has done

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