The expansion and popularity of the Internet, along with the addition of wireless data functionality to wireless networks, has also contributed greatly to the growth of the wireless industry. In fact, the anticipated consumer demand for high bandwidth wireless data is commonly seen as the driving force behind current network upgrades and expansions. The number and types of companies aggressively investing in wireless technologies illustrate the importance of wireless data.
We live in an era of unimaginably rapidly advancing and amazing technologies that enable instantaneous flow of information – anytime, anywhere. The convergence of computers and networks has been the key force behind the development of these awesome technologies. Increasing use of systems..
When the field of microfluidics emerged in the early 1990s, it was primarily focused
on the development of analytical microdevices. Since then, microfluidics has expanded
its influence into virtually every branch of science and engineering. There are many
driving forces behind this explosive growth. To name a few:
• Scaling properties afforded by miniaturization are desirable for many
applications. For example, enhanced mass transfer and heat dissipation
enable faster chemical separations without sacrificing separation
In this book I explore the driving forces behind the current governmentsponsored
resurrection of phonics, and the arguments used to justify its legal
sanctification. I show that one thing is absolutely clear: Politics has taken
precedence over science, and over common sense as well.
Teachers and students today are under immense pressure, with ordnance
falling from the very highest levels of government.
Orley Ashenfelter really loves wine: "When a
good red wine ages," he says, "something quite
magical happens." Yet Orley isn't just obsessed
with how wine tastes. He wants to know about
the forces behind great and not-so-great wines.
"When you buy a good red wine," he says,
"you're always making an investment, in the
sense that it's probably going to be better later.
And what you'd like to know is not what it's
worth now, but what it's going to be worth in the
PART 3 THE PERCEPTION OF VALUE FUELS MARKET ACTIVITY. Value is so basic it is sometimes overlooked by today's sophisticated traders. Nevertheless, it is impossible to overemphasize the role that value plays in market activity. Value is the background against which all activity takes place. In short, value is the motivating force behind all transactions.
With a vision and a strategy the 21st century city will be green, a healthy place for all and will generate zero
net pollution. This book offers a vision and a strategy.
Productive urban landscapes have two huge challenges to address: CO2 emissions are projected to increase
by two-thirds in the next 20 years, and as the global food production increases so does the number of people
going hungry, with the number of urban hungry soaring.
The symbiotic relationship between a productive landscape and the human settlement system is as old as
The rapid technological advances and innovations of the past few decades have pushed wireless communication from concept to reality. Advances in chip design have dramatically reduced the size and energy requirements of wireless devices, increasing their portability and convenience. These advances and innovations, combined with the freedom of movement, are among the driving forces behind the vast popularity of wireless communication.
One of the chief benefits enjoyed by Academics is the chance to have exchange and
interchange with both specialists and trainees. During our respective careers, we have
derived, and continue to derive, great rewards from this invaluable communication,
and this was indeed the driving force behind the undertaking of this editorship. The
field of Obstetrics differs substantially from that of plain Gynecology as from other
specialties as well, since the wishes and expectations of the pregnant woman are very
specific and unusually exacting.
This is a dynamic process was first observed in post-industrial European societies in the
nineteenth century. The United Nations Conference of Ageing Populations in the context of
the family held in Japan in1994 observed that all developed countries at least one
demographic issue in common: population aging which was the inevitable consequence of
fertility decline. But although fertility decline is usually the driving force behind changing
population age structures, changes in mortality assume greater importance as countries reach
lower levels of fertility.
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed
out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life!"
Of his First Guerrilla Regiment, General Douglas MacArthur stated that "He had acquired a force behind the
Japanese lines that would have a far reaching effect on the war in the days to come"; that it had kept
"Freedom's Flames burning brightly throughout the Philippines"; that it had produced a "human drama with
few parallels in military history"; and later, during the landing in Lingayen Gulf, had "accomp...
Medical imaging has been transformed over the past 30 years by the advent
of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and
various advances in x-ray and ultrasonic techniques. An enabling force behind
this progress has been the (so far) exponentially increasing power of
computers, which has made it practical to explore fundamentally new approaches.
Does a clone have a soul? Darling, an astronavigational control unit and personal companion, achieves sentience and wants to know. Now, 200 years and an artificial body later, he is off in search of a dead artist, a living artwork, and the forces behind a mystery that spans the universe. Accompanied by a female assassin, he'll confront the Maker and get the answer.
Throughout much of history, a critical driving force behind global economic
development has been the response of society to the scarcity of key
natural resources. Increasing scarcity raises the cost of exploiting existing
natural resources and creates incentives in all economies to innovate
and conserve them. However, economies have also responded to increasing
scarcity by obtaining and developing more of these resources.
Web advertising is the primary driving force behind many Web activities, including Internet search as well as publishing of online content by third-party providers. Even though the notion of online advertising barely existed a decade ago, the topic is so complex that it attracts attention of a variety of established scientiﬁc disciplines, including computational linguistics, computer science, economics, psychology, and sociology, to name but a few.
In this paper, we propose an implementable characterization of genre suitable for automatic genre identification of web pages. This characterization is implemented as an inferential model based on a modified version of Bayes’ theorem. Such a model can deal with genre hybridism and individualization, two important forces behind genre evolution. Results show that this approach is effective and is worth further research.
In drawing sessions, I try to direct the students' thoughts to the gesture rather than to the
physical presence of the models and their sartorial trappings. It seems the less the model
wears, the more the thinking is directed to anatomy, while the more the model wears, the
more the thinking goes into drawing the costume. It’s a deadlock that you can only break
by shifting mental gears from the “secondary” (details) to the “primary” (motive or
driving force behind the pose). Remember, the drawing you are doing in class should be
thought of as a refining process for your...
In this chapter, you will learn about extensions to DBMSs for objects, combinations of complex data and operations. This chapter provides a broad introduction to object DBMSs. You will first learn about the business reasons to extend database technology. This chapter discusses the increasing use of complex data and the mismatch between DBMSs and programming languages as the driving forces behind object database technology.
Chapter 9 - Supply chain management: Managing business-to-business interactions. After reading the material in this chapter, you should be able to: Explain the motivating forces behind the adoption of supply chain management (SCM), list examples of how customer actions affect suppliers and how supplier actions affect customers, explain the seven critical decision areas of SCM,...