Technological advancement in graphics and other human motion tracking hardware has promoted pushing "virtual reality" closer to "reality" and thus usage of virtual reality has been extended to various fields. The most typical fields for the application of virtual reality are medicine and engineering.
The rapid increase in the price of crude oil in recent years (as of 2005) and the resulting“sticker shock” at the gas pump have caused the scientific and engineering communitiesto finally understand that it is time for some reality checks on our priorities. Energyis the real problem that faces the world, and it will not be solved by the recent fads ofbiotechnology or nanotechnology. Energy consumption is the main producer of carbondioxide, so it is directly linked with the problem of global warming.
In the latest years much research effort was devoted to envision a new paradigm for
wireless transmission. Results from recent works (Wireless Word Research Forum, 2005)
indicate that a possible solution would lie in utilizing in a more efficient manner the diverse
Radio Access Technologies1
(RATs) that are available nowadays, with the purpose of
enabling interoperability among them and convergence into one global telecom
infrastructure (beyond 3G).
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Humanoid robots are developed to use the infrastructures designed for humans, to ease the interactions with humans, and to help the integrations into human societies. The developments of humanoid robots proceed from building individual robots to establishing societies of robots working alongside with humans. This book addresses the problems of constructing a humanoid body and mind from generating walk patterns and balance maintenance to encoding and specifying humanoid motions and the control of eye and head movements for focusing attention on moving objects....
This should have been expected. Economic demography can be a most frustrating
subject. Itwould seemthat for any theoretical inference, nomatter howinnocuous, there is some
set of data from some part of the world over some period that is not consonant with it.
40 years of demographic research have uncovered that the factors underlying fertility behaviour
include not only the techniques that are available to households for controlling their size, but also
the household demand for children. The latter in particular is influenced by a number of factors
Clearly, the Babylonians understood that the builder will always know
more about the risks than the client, and can hide fragilities and improve
his proﬁtability by cutting corners—in, say, the foundation. The builder can
also fool the inspector (or the regulator). The person hiding risk has a large
informational advantage over the one looking for it.
The potency of the classical rule lies in the idea that people do not
consciously wish to harm themselves. We feel much safer on a plane be-
cause the pilot, and not a drone, is at the controls.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: Genetic control of mammalian T-cell proliferation with a synthetic RNA regulatory system - illusion or reality?
The mechanisms of action of acupuncture are not
entirely clear. Although we have many pieces of this puzzle, it is still not complete
neither entirely mounted. Another debilitating element is the absence of a convincing
model of sham acupuncture for a control group in clinical trials. All this facts, allied to
inappropriate prejudice and unfamiliarity, reinforce the false notion that acupuncture
works mainly due to placebo effect.
Magical describes conditions that are outside our understanding of cause and effect.
What cannot be attributed to human or natural forces is explained as magic: super-human,
super-natural will. Even in modern societies, magic-based explanations are powerful because,
given the complexity of the universe, there are so many opportunities to use them.
The history of medicine is defined by progress in understanding the human body –
from magical explanations to measurable results.
The car sequencing problem is a widespread short-term decision problem, in which
sequences of diﬀerent car models launched down a mixed-model assembly line are to
be determined. To avoid work overloads of workforce, car sequencing restricts the
maximum occurrence of labor-intensive options, e.g., a sunroof, in a subsequence of
a certain length by applying sequencing rules. Existing research invariably assumes
that the model sequence can be planned with all degrees of freedom.
Overall, the evidence appraised suggested that monotherapy with metformin produced
significantly greater improvements in glycaemic control (i.e. HbA1c and FPG/fasting blood
glucose (FBG)) when it was compared with placebo, diet and sulfonylureas. Head-to-head
comparisons with other antidiabetic agents (i.e. alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, thiazolidinediones,
meglitinides and insulin) and extended-release formulations of metformin, failed to show more
benefit for glycaemic control than standard monotherapy with metformin.
The OpenGL graphics system is a software interface to graphics hardware. (The GL stands for Graphics Library.) It allows you to create interactive programs that produce color images of moving three−dimensional objects. With OpenGL, you can control computer−graphics technology to produce realistic pictures or ones that depart from reality in imaginative ways. This guide explains how to program with the OpenGL graphics system to deliver the visual effect you want.
Part 1: Listen to the phone-in. Number the opinions in the order that you hear them. Which two opinions are not expressed. You will hear the recording twice.
A. It is difficult to control what children watch.
B. Children can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
C. Television should show real life.
D. people should be allowed to watch anything they want.
E. There's too much bad language on TV.
F. There's too much unnecessary violence on TV.
G. Only sick people...
We appear to be on the threshold of witnessing a substantial reduction in the longterm
complications of diabetes. Modern treatment regimens, better monitoring of
control and the huge impact of improved education all combine to offer the
prospect of real progress towards prevention of complications and lessening of
progression in those in whom complications may be present. The Diabetes Control
and Complications Trial (DCCT) has provided eveidence that such can be
achieved, while the St Vincent Declaration initiative has set the standards to
enable these benefits to become reality....
The OpenGL graphics system is a software interface to graphics hardware. (“GL” stands for “Graphics Library.”) It allows you to create interactive programs that produce color images of moving, threedimensional objects. With OpenGL, you can control computer-graphics technology to produce realistic pictures, or ones that depart from reality in imaginative ways.
Corporate governance is about who controls corporations and why. In the United States, the legal ‘‘who’’ is the owners of the corporation’s common stock—the shareholders. However, the reality—even the legal reality—is much more complicated, and the ‘‘why’’ is to be found in historic American concerns about the connections between ownership, social responsibility, economic progress, and the role of markets in fostering a stable pluralistic democracy.
Maliciously modiﬁed devices are already a reality. In
2006, Apple shipped iPods infected with the RavMonE
virus . During the cold war, the CIA sabotaged oil
pipeline control software, which was then allowed to
be “stolen” by Russian spies . Conversely, Russian
agents intercepted and modiﬁed typewriters which were
to be used at the US embassy in Moscow; the modiﬁca-
tions allowed the Russians to copy any documents typed
on said typewriters .