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Attenuation Of Pancreatic Histology, Hematology And Biochemical Parameters In Type 2 Diabetic Rats Treated With Azadirachta Excelsa

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Azadirachta excelsa or locally known as sentang are
frequently used as a traditional medicine by diabetes patients in
Malaysia. However, less attention has been given to their toxicity
effect. Thus, the study is an attempt to examine the protective effect
of A. excelsa on the pancreas and to determine possible toxicity
mediated by the extract. Diabetes was induced experimentally in rats
by high-fat-diet for 16 weeks followed by intraperitoneal injection of
streptozotocin at dosage of...

Decision Support System For Tourism In Northern Part Of Thailand

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The purposes of this study were to design and find
users’ satisfaction after using the decision support system for tourism
northern part of Thailand, which can provide tourists touristic
information and plan their personal voyage. Such information can be
retrieved systematically based on personal budget and provinces. The
samples of this study were five experts and users 30 persons white
collars in Bangkok. This decision support system was designed via
ASP.NET. Its database was developed...

Dislocation Modelling Of The 1997-2009 High-Precision Global Positioning System Displacements In Darjiling- Sikkim Himalaya, India

, Malay Mukul &
We used high-precision Global Positioning System
(GPS) to geodetically constrain the motion of stations in the
Darjiling-Sikkim Himalayan (DSH) wedge and examine the
deformation at the Indian-Tibetan plate boundary using IGS
(International GPS Service) fiducial stations. High-precision GPS
based displacement and velocity field was measured in the DSH
between 1997 and 2009. To obtain additional insight north of the
Indo-Tibetan border and in the Darjiling-Sikkim-Tibet (DaSiT)
wedge, published velocities from four stations J037, XIGA, J029...

Investigation Of Different Control Stratgies For Upfc Decoupled Model And The Impact Of Location On Control Parameters

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In order to evaluate the performance of a unified power
flow controller (UPFC), mathematical models for steady state and
dynamic analysis are to be developed. The steady state model is
mainly concerned with the incorporation of the UPFC in load flow
studies. Several load flow models for UPFC have been introduced
in literature, and one of the most reliable models is the decoupled
UPFC model. In spite of UPFC decoupled load flow model simplicity,
it...

Use Of Hair As An Indicator Of Environmental Lead Pollution: Changes After Twenty Years Of Phasing Out Leaded Gasoline

, , Nevin E. Sharaf, & Sherif R. Mohamed
Lead (Pb) poisoning is one of the most common and
preventable environmental health problems. There are different
sources of environmental pollution with lead as lead alkyl additives
in petrol and manufacturing processes. Pb in the atmosphere can be
deposited in urban soils, and may then be re-suspended to re-enter the
atmosphere. This could increase human exposure to Pb and cause
long-term health effects. Thus, monitoring Pb pollution is considered
one of the major tasks in...

Conditions Of The Anaerobic Digestion Of Biomass

Biological conversion of biomass to methane has
received increasing attention in recent years. Grasses have been
explored for their potential anaerobic digestion to methane. In this
review, extensive literature data have been tabulated and classified.
The influences of several parameters on the potential of these
feedstocks to produce methane are presented. Lignocellulosic
biomass represents a mostly unused source for biogas and ethanol
production. Many factors, including lignin content, crystallinity of
cellulose, and particle size, limit...

High-Production Laser And Plasma Welding Technologies For High-Speed Vessels Production

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Application of hulls processing technologies, based on high-concentrated energy sources (laser and plasma technologies), allow improve shipbuilding production. It is typical for high-speed vessels construction using steel and aluminum alloys with high precision hulls required. Report describes high-performance technologies for plasma welding (using direct current of reversed polarity), laser, and hybrid laser-arc welding of hulls structures developed by JSC “SSTC”

Optimization Of Assembly And Welding Of Complex 3D Structures On The Base Of Modeling With Use Of Finite Elements Method

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It is known that residual welding deformations give
negative effect to processability and operational quality of welded
structures, complicating their assembly and reducing strength.
Therefore, selection of optimal technology, ensuring minimum
welding deformations, is one of the main goals in developing a
technology for manufacturing of welded structures.
Through years, JSC SSTC has been developing a theory for
estimation of welding deformations and practical activities for
reducing and compensating such deformations during welding
process. During...

A Cooperative Space-Time Transmission Scheme Based On Symbol Combinations

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This paper proposes a cooperative Alamouti space time
transmission scheme with low relay complexity for the cooperative
communication systems. In the proposed scheme, the source node
combines the data symbols to construct the Alamouti-coded form at
the destination node, while the conventional scheme performs the
corresponding operations at the relay nodes. In simulation results,
it is shown that the proposed scheme achieves the second order
cooperative diversity while maintaining the same bit error rate (BER)
...

Wavelet Based Residual Method Of Detecting Gsm Signal Strength Fading

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In this paper, GSM signal strength was measured in
order to detect the type of the signal fading phenomenon using onedimensional
multilevel wavelet residual method and neural network
clustering to determine the average GSM signal strength received in
the study area. The wavelet residual method predicted that the GSM
signal experienced slow fading and attenuated with MSE of 3.875dB.
The neural network clustering revealed that mostly -75dB, -85dB and
-95dB were received. This means that...

Innovation Trends In South Korea

Mario Gómez & José Carlos Rodríguez
This paper analyzes innovation trends in South Korea
by means of the number of patent applications filed by residents and
nonresidents during the period 1965 to 2012. Making use of patent
data released by the World Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO), we search for the presence of multiple structural changes in
patent application series in this country. These changes may suggest
that firms’ innovative activity has been modified as a result of
implementing some science, technology...

Physicochemical Parameters And Economic Evaluation Of Bio Ethanol Produced From Waste Of Starting Dates In South Algeria

Insaf Mehani & Bachir Bouchekima
The fight against climate change and the replacement
of fossil energies nearing exhaustion gradually emerge as major
societal and economic challenges. It is possible to develop common
dates of low commercial value, and put on the local and international
market a new generation of products with high added values such as
bio ethanol. Besides its use in chemical synthesis, bio ethanol can be
blended with gasoline to produce a clean fuel while improving the
octane.

Tensile Strength Of Asphalt Concrete Due To Moisture Conditioning

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This study investigates the effect of moisture
conditioning on the Indirect Tensile Strength (ITS) of asphalt
concrete. As a first step, cylindrical samples of 100 mm diameter and
50 mm thick were prepared using a Superpave gyratory compactor.
Next, the samples were conditioned using Moisture Induced
Susceptibility Test (MIST) device at different numbers of moisture
conditioning cycles. In the MIST device, samples are subjected water
pressure through the sample pores cyclically. The MIST conditioned
samples...

Value Co-Creation In Used-Car Auctions: A Service Scientific Perspective

Safdar Muhammad Usman, Youji Kohda & Katsuhiro Umemoto
Electronic market place plays an important
intermediary role for connecting dealers and retail customers. The
main aim of this paper is to design a value co-creation model in
used-car auctions. More specifically, the study has been designed in
order to describe the process of value co-creation in used-car auctions,
to explore the co-created values in used-car auctions, and finally
conclude the paper indicating the future research directions. Our
analysis shows that economic values as well...

Study Of Hydrothermal Behavior Of Thermal Insulating Materials Based On Natural Fibers

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Thermal insulation materials based on natural fibers
represent a very promising area of materials based on natural easy
renewable row sources. These materials may be in terms of the
properties of most competing synthetic insulations, but show
somewhat higher moisture sensitivity and thermal insulation
properties are strongly influenced by the density and orientation of
fibers. The paper described the problem of hygrothermal behavior of
thermal insulation materials based on natural plant and animal fibers.
This...

Case Study: Oncological Management Of A Patient With Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The following case study presents the management of
stage III Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC) patient in an NHS
hospital in London, UK during period of 2004-2005.

Adopted Method Of Information System Strategy For Knowledge Management System: A Literature Review

Elin Cahyaningsih, Dana Indra Sensuse, &
Bureaucracy reform program drives Indonesian
government to change their management to enhance their
organizational performance. Information technology became one of
strategic plan that organization tried to improve. Knowledge
management system is one of information system that supporting
knowledge management implementation in government which
categorized as people perspective, because this system has high
dependency in human interaction and participation. Strategic plan for
developing knowledge management system can be determine using
some of information system strategic methods....

The Fire Performance Of Exposed Timber Panels

Bernice V. Y. Wong & Kong Fah Tee
Cross-laminated timber is increasingly being used in
the construction of high-rise buildings due to its simple
manufacturing system. In term of fire resistance, cross-laminated
timber panels are promoted as having excellent fire resistance,
comparable to that of non-combustible materials and to heavy
timber construction, due to the ability of thick wood assemblies to
char slowly at a predictable rate while maintaining most of their
strength during the fire exposure. This paper presents an overview of
...

Using Probe Person Data For Travel Mode Detection

Muhammad Awais Shafique, Eiji Hato & Hideki Yaginuma
Recently GPS data is used in a lot of studies to
automatically reconstruct travel patterns for trip survey. The aim is to
minimize the use of questionnaire surveys and travel diaries so as to
reduce their negative effects. In this paper data acquired from GPS and
accelerometer embedded in smart phones is utilized to predict the
mode of transportation used by the phone carrier. For prediction,
Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Adaptive boosting (AdaBoost)
are...

Using Probe Person Data For Travel Mode Detection

Muhammad Awais Shafique, Eiji Hato & Hideki Yaginuma
Recently GPS data is used in a lot of studies to
automatically reconstruct travel patterns for trip survey. The aim is to
minimize the use of questionnaire surveys and travel diaries so as to
reduce their negative effects. In this paper data acquired from GPS and
accelerometer embedded in smart phones is utilized to predict the
mode of transportation used by the phone carrier. For prediction,
Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Adaptive boosting (AdaBoost)
are...

Spectral Broadening In An Ingaasp Optical Waveguide With Χ(3) Nonlinearity Including Two Photon Absorption

Keigo Matsuura & Isao Tomita
We have studied a method to widen the spectrum
of optical pulses that pass through an InGaAsP waveguide for
application to broadband optical communication. In particular, we
have investigated the competitive effect between spectral broadening
arising from nonlinear refraction (optical Kerr effect) and shrinking
due to two photon absorption in the InGaAsP waveguide with
χ(3) nonlinearity. The shrunk spectrum recovers broadening by
the enhancement effect of the nonlinear refractive index near the
bandgap of InGaAsP...

Spectral Broadening In An Ingaasp Optical Waveguide With Χ(3) Nonlinearity Including Two Photon Absorption

Keigo Matsuura & Isao Tomita
We have studied a method to widen the spectrum
of optical pulses that pass through an InGaAsP waveguide for
application to broadband optical communication. In particular, we
have investigated the competitive effect between spectral broadening
arising from nonlinear refraction (optical Kerr effect) and shrinking
due to two photon absorption in the InGaAsP waveguide with
χ(3) nonlinearity. The shrunk spectrum recovers broadening by
the enhancement effect of the nonlinear refractive index near the
bandgap of InGaAsP...

Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis Pathogens In Malaysian Hospitals: Determining Empiric Antibiotic

& Mohamed Mansor Manan
Information regarding early onset neonatal sepsis
(EONS) pathogens may vary between regions. Global perspectives
showed Group B Streptococcal (GBS) as the most common causative
pathogens, but the widespread use of intrapartum antibiotics has
changed the pathogens pattern towards gram negative
microorganisms, especially E. coli. Objective of this study is to
describe the pathogens isolated, to assess current treatment and risk
of EONS. Records of 899 neonates born in three General Hospitals
between 2009 until 2012...

Release Management With Continuous Delivery: A Case Study

We present our approach on using continuous delivery
pattern for release management. One of the key practices of agile and
lean teams is the continuous delivery of new features to stakeholders.
The main benefits of this approach lie in the ability to release new
applications rapidly which has real strategic impact on the
competitive advantage of an organization. Organizations that
successfully implement Continuous Delivery have the ability to
evolve rapidly to support innovation, provide stable...

Modeling And Analysis Of Concrete Slump Using Hybrid Artificial Neural Networks

Vinay Chandwani, Vinay Agrawal &
Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) trained using backpropagation
(BP) algorithm are commonly used for modeling
material behavior associated with non-linear, complex or unknown
interactions among the material constituents. Despite multidisciplinary
applications of back-propagation neural networks
(BPNN), the BP algorithm possesses the inherent drawback of
getting trapped in local minima and slowly converging to a global
optimum. The paper present a hybrid artificial neural networks and
genetic algorithm approach for modeling slump of ready mix
concrete based...

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