Computer science has drawn from and contributed to many
disciplines and practices since it emerged as a field in the
middle of the 20th century. Those interactions, in turn,
have contributed to the evolution of information technology:
New forms of computing and communications, and new applications,
continue to develop from the creative interaction of computer
science and other fields.
Past analysis has shown that certain types of fraud or money laundering may be
recorded and/or initiated in one location, but take place in another. Suspected fraud
or money laundering through insurance company products is primarily detected
after the fact. Insurance companies may offer their products through a number of
distribution channels in a number of states, however the processing unit and service
center is generally centralized in one location.
No matter what export markets and outlets you target, in this day and age you must be
visible to consumers online. Having your own website is valuable whether you are
selling your products directly from your own site or just linking your website to the sites
where your products are available for purchase. (E.g. your distributor, retail shops or
catalogs that carry your products.) If you do not have the capacity to sell products from
your own website, concentrate on a few good web pages that tell your products’ stories
using compelling pictures.
Two questions are addressed: why cinema technology was
introduced in the mid-1890s rather than earlier or later; and why cinema-
going became popular only with a lag – a decade after the technology
was available. Both issues can potentially be affected by changes in
supply or changes in demand.
These issues are worthwhile to examine, because they can help us
get insight into how new consumer goods and services emerge, how the
process works by which certain new goods become successful and are
widely adopted while others will disappear and are forgotten forever.
Generally speaking, direct assembly
coding can outperform the use of intrinsics. Nevertheless,
for fairness of comparison with algorithms coded in C,we
use the provided intrinsics.
Our experimental results use single precision 32-bit ﬂoat-
ing point values as the element data type, unless otherwise
mentioned. Since SSE and SSE2 registers are 128 bits, this
choice means that S = 4. Our Pentium4 machine runs at 1.8
GHz, has 1GB of Rambus RDRAM, and uses the RedHat
Linux 7.1 operating system. We use Intel's C++ compiler
with the highest optimization level.
In the majority of cases the most direct risk would currently be considered adverse effects to
consumers of crops (humans and animals) by virtue of uptake by crops or contamination of
crops. An important risk at heavily amended sites is that of groundwater pollution. Many
countries in Europe rely heavily on groundwater for drinking water and irrigation water.
Persistent contaminants in groundwater can eventually reach and potentially pollute
Berkhout (2005) argues that the source of pressures on each corner of the Innovation
Triangle differs. Pressure on abatement tends to come from the environmental authori-
ties; pressures on process changes come from competitors and customers; whereas pres-
sures on products come from consumers and pressure groups. Moreover, changes in one
corner of the Innovation Triangle affect changes in both other corners through dynamic
interlinkages (depicted by the arrows in Fig. 2).
In some cases, being wherever the consumer is means selling products to them when they are ready to
buy. As CG companies continue their experimentation with direct-to-consumer sales—through their own
online storefronts or social media—they will need to start thinking more like the retailers with which they
have long partnered.
This shift in mindset will require changes in the marketing mix to accommodate increased investments
in social media, mobile and other digital channels.
Link Cross-Testbed experimentation. Multiple
closed distributed systems that run in parallel can offer
unique resources such as access to speciﬁc scientiﬁc
equipment. One can imagine a physics researcher will-
ing to provide access to their Beowulf cluster  but
wishing to consume resources produced by data collec-
tors at a CERN  on a completely separate network.
The molecular analysis of human cancer is complicated by the difficulty in
obtaining pure populations of tumor cells to study. One traditional method of
obtaining a pure representation has been establishing cancer cell lines from
primary tumors. However, this technique is time consuming and of low yield.
Artifacts of cell culture include the selection of genetic alterations not present
in primary tumors (1,2) and the alteration of gene expression as compared to
primary tumors (3).
Laser hair removal was performed experimentally for about 20 years before it became commercially available in the mid-1990s. One of the first published articles describing laser hair removal was authored by the group at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998. The efficacy of laser hair removal is now generally accepted in the dermatology community, and laser hair removal is widely practiced in clinics, and even in homes using devices designed and priced for consumer self-treatment.
The availability of databases of images labeled with keywords is necessary for developing and evaluating image annotation models. Dataset collection is however a costly and time consuming task. In this paper we exploit the vast resource of images available on the web. We create a database of pictures that are naturally embedded into news articles and propose to use their captions as a proxy for annotation keywords. Experimental results show that an image annotation model can be developed on this dataset alone without the overhead of manual annotation. ...