Nanotechnology has experienced a rapid growth in the past decade, mostly because of
the rapid advances in nano-fabrication techniques employed to fabricate the nanodevices.
Nano-fabrication can be divided into two categories: the first is the so-called
“bottom up” approach, in which nano-structures are created either by chemical synthesis
of nano-wires, nanotubes and nano-particles, or by self-assembly of nano-objects or thin
layers to form quasi-periodic arrays or phase separation patterns....
Charging of batteries must be conducted with direct current. Alternative current or rotary current have to be transformed. Mostly semiconductor rectiﬁers are employed for this task. Methods for battery charging vary with demand and the charging time is of great importance. The charging devices can be divided into those that charge above gassing voltage and those that do not. Chargers that exceed gassing voltage during charging are employed for charging one battery at a time, while the ones that do not exceed gassing voltage can be used for parallel charging of several batteries. ...
The synthesis and characterization of activated carbons (ACs) obtained from lignocellulosic
precursors is a topic widely studied by a number of researchers worldwide. In
the last decades, an increase has been observed in the number of publications related
to the synthesis, modification, characterization and application of ACs obtained from
lignocellulosic materials. Particularly, the applications of these carbons are primarily
focused in the removal of several inorganic and organic pollutants from water and
Chemometric Techniques for Quantitative Analysis shows how to produce and use quantitative analytical calibrations in a laboratory or production environment following a variety of methods, how to estimate the time and resources needed to develop analytical calibrations, and how to employ the quantitative software provided with a wide range of instruments and commercial software packages. Among several, this bestselling volume covers basic and classical approaches, component regression; PCR in action; partial least squares; PLS in action.
We describe a set of supervised machine learning experiments centering on the construction of statistical models of WH-questions. These models, which are built from shallow linguistic features of questions, are employed to predict target variables which represent a user’s informational goals. We report on different aspects of the predictive performance of our models, including the inﬂuence of various training and testing factors on predictive performance, and examine the relationships among the target variables. ...
Moreover, the residential location choices of low-skilled workers are likely to be
geographically constrained by zoning restrictions limiting the location and quantity of low-income
housing. Such constraints may limit the ability of low-skilled workers to choose residential locations
within reasonable public-transit commutes of important employment centers. In light of these
considerations, it is not surprising that researchers have found large differences in employment rates
between car-owners and non car-owners.
Diagnosis is fundamental to the appropriate treatment
and wellbeing of the equine patient. Despite
the many excellent clinical texts that are available,
few seem to explain in sufficiently precise terms
which clinicopathological tests are appropriate or
how particular techniques should be performed.
The first edition of this book was designed to provide
an illustrated practical guide to the various diagnostic
techniques employed in equine medicine. This
second edition is an update by international experts
in the field.
In this paper, we analyze the impact of different automatic annotation methods on the performance of supervised approaches to the complex question answering problem (deﬁned in the DUC-2007 main task). Huge amount of annotated or labeled data is a prerequisite for supervised training. The task of labeling can be accomplished either by humans or by computer programs. When humans are employed, the whole process becomes time consuming and expensive.
PRESENTING IN ENGLISH is a breakthrough in teaching English for professional purposes. Resulting from research into what really makes presentations so successful, its radical new approach combines the language and skills needed to give truly effective presentations. It is aimed at intermediate to upper intermediate students and employs simple rhetorical techniques.
Written by two foremost researchers in the field, this book studies the local times of Markov processes by employing isomorphism theorems that relate them to certain associated Gaussian processes. It builds to this material through self-contained but harmonized 'mini-courses' on the relevant ingredients, which assume only knowledge of measure-theoretic probability. The streamlined selection of topics creates an easy entrance for students and for experts in related fields.
his book is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide for using the Oracle Data Provider (ODP) version 11g on the .NET Framework. It also outlines the core GoF (Gang of Four) design patterns and coding techniques employed to build and deploy high-impact mission-critical applications using advanced Oracle database features through the ODP.NET provider.
The book details the features of the ODP.NET provider in two main sections: “Basic,” covering the basics and mechanisms for data access via ODP.
Nowadays, Chromatography is the most versatile and widespread technique employed in modern chemical analysis and plays a vital role in the advancement of chemistry, biology, medicine and related fields of research. Because of the inherent simplicity and ease of operation, it can be used together with a wide range of detection systems, including electrochemical, photometric and mass spectrometry, being an invaluable laboratory tool for the separation and identification of compounds.
Many associations let insurance companies and agents offer long-term care
insurance to their members. These policies are like other types of long-term
care insurance and typically require medical underwriting. Like employer-
group policies, association policies usually give their members a choice of
benefit options. In most cases, policies sold through associations must let
members keep or convert their coverage after leaving the association. Be
careful about joining an association just to buy any insurance coverage.
Review your rights if the policy is terminated or canceled. ...
The web in recent years has experienced an explosion in the number of devices users employ to
access services. A single user may access a certain service using multiple devices. Most services
allow clients to access the service through a broker. The client is then forced to interact with
the service via this broker throughout the duration that it is using the service. If the broker
fails, the client is denied servicing till such time that the failed broker recovers.
Notwithstanding the above, the incorporation of business education, including
entrepreneurship education, within veterinary curricula is still relatively new, despite the
long-standing recognition that the provision of business skills will benefit both veterinary
graduates and employers. However, the typical positioning of business topics within the
professional studies strand of the veterinary curriculum has been somewhat problematic,
with anecdotal evidence suggesting that such non-clinical topics tend to be viewed by
students as peripheral rather than core.
The social insurance of farmers is covered by section „rural development”. This section falls
under the competence of the minister in charge of rural development, who, however, cooperates
in matters of social insurance of farmers with the minister in charge of social security issues.
Problems of employment and counteracting unemployment are covered by „labour” section,
administered by the minister in charge of labour issues.
This report provides an overview of the statutory framework, key players, infrastructure,
resources, tools, and operations associated with enforcement and compliance of the major
pollution control laws and regulations administered by EPA. It also outlines the roles of federal
(including regional offices) and state regulators, as well as the regulated community.
Understanding the many facets of how all federal pollution control laws are enforced, and the
responsible parties involved, can be challenging.
Public employment services and employers face a major challenge with the scale of
unemployment in Europe, in particular among young persons. To boost the employability
levels is key to re-launch growth, taking also into consideration vulnerable groups. The
potential for job creation in sectors such as the green economy, ICT, health and is not fully
exploited. Education and training systems are not keeping up with changing labour market
needs – resulting in shortages in key areas like science, mathematics and e-skills.
Point of view shots allow us to experience the emotions of the lead character, her anxiety and
apprehension as she goes to meet the imprisoned serial killer, Hannibal Lecter, for the first time.
Director Jonathan Demme discusses this scene and the influence of Alfred Hitchcock on the Silence
of the Lambs in his interview with Mark Cousins as part of the BBC’s Face to Face series. This scene is
also an example of how the continuity style employs over-the shoulder dialogue. In the classic
continuity scene, the dialogue begins with a two-shot of the participants in the scene.