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Seeing Is Believing: Body Motion Dominates In Multisensory Conversations, Cathy Ennis, Rachel McDonnell, Carol O'Sullivan 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Seeing Is Believing: Body Motion Dominates In Multisensory Conversations, Cathy Ennis, Rachel Mcdonnell, Carol O'Sullivan

Articles

In many scenes with human characters, interacting groups are an important factor for maintaining a sense of realism. However, little is known about what makes these characters appear realistic. In this paper, we investigate human sensitivity to audio mismatches (i.e., when individuals’ voices are not matched to their gestures) and visual desynchronization (i.e., when the body motions of the individuals in a group are mis-aligned in time) in virtual human conversers. Using motion capture data from a range of both polite conversations and arguments, we conduct a series of perceptual experiments and determine some factors that contribute to ...


Impacts Of Shoreline Development On The Littoral Zone Of Great Pond, Problems in Environmental Science course (Biology 493), Colby College, Colby Environmental Assessment Team, Colby College 2010 Colby College

Impacts Of Shoreline Development On The Littoral Zone Of Great Pond, Problems In Environmental Science Course (Biology 493), Colby College, Colby Environmental Assessment Team, Colby College

Colby College Watershed Study: Great Pond (2012, 2010, 1998)

The Colby Environmental Assessment Team (CEAT) investigated the littoral zone of Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes region of central Maine. Data collection occurred in September and October and analysis followed in October and November of 2010. Physical, biological, and chemical parameters were assessed to examine the impacts of shoreline development on the health of the littoral community. The littoral zone and adjacent riparian areas were sampled to allow comparison of aquatic and terrestrial parameters among different levels of shoreline development.


How Long Does This Litter Last?, Public Lands Institute 2010 Public Lands Institute

How Long Does This Litter Last?, Public Lands Institute

Anti-littering Presentations

Timeline for how long different types of waste last in the Nevada desert.


Electrochemical Characterisation Of Poly Arylene Vinylenes, Jonathan Moghal, Patrick Lynch, Mary McNamara, Hugh Byrne, Gordon Chambers 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Electrochemical Characterisation Of Poly Arylene Vinylenes, Jonathan Moghal, Patrick Lynch, Mary Mcnamara, Hugh Byrne, Gordon Chambers

Articles

The electrochemical properties of a newly synthesised set of PPV derivatives were measured by cyclic voltammetry. A new octyloxy substituted PPV derivative was first synthesised (POPV). The structure of the POPV is varied systematically by the replacement of the phenyl units by naphthyl and anthryl units and the effect of these variations on the electrochemical properties is explored. The HOMO–LOMO levels of the polymers were determined from the onset potentials for the p-doping and n-doping scans. From this the electrochemical bandgap for each of the polymers was calculated. The systematic change in the structure of the POPV results in ...


Structure-Reactivity Relationships Of L-Proline Derived Spirolactams And A-Methyl Prolinamide Organocatalysts In The Asymmetric Michael Addition Reaction Of Aldehydes To Nitroolefins., Fintan Kelleher, Sinead Kelly, John Watts, Vickie McKee 2010 Institute of Technology, Tallaght

Structure-Reactivity Relationships Of L-Proline Derived Spirolactams And A-Methyl Prolinamide Organocatalysts In The Asymmetric Michael Addition Reaction Of Aldehydes To Nitroolefins., Fintan Kelleher, Sinead Kelly, John Watts, Vickie Mckee

Articles

L-Proline derived spirolactams and a-methyl prolinamides act as organocatalysts for the asymmetric conjugate addition of aldehydes to nitroolefins in excellent yields, with good diastereoselectivity and enantioselectivity. Furthermore, low catalyst loadings (5 mol%) and a low aldehyde molar excess (1.5 molar equivalents) were achieved.


Logic Is To The Quantum As Geometry Is To Gravity, Rafael D. Sorkin 2010 Syracuse University- Physics Department and Perimeter Institute

Logic Is To The Quantum As Geometry Is To Gravity, Rafael D. Sorkin

Physics

will propose that the reality to which the quantum formalism implicitly refers is a kind of generalized history, the word history having here the same meaning as in the phrase sum-over-histories. This proposal confers a certain independence on the concept of event, and it modifies the rules of inference concerning events in order to resolve a contradiction between the idea of reality as a single history and the principle that events of zero measure cannot happen (the Kochen-Specker paradox being a classic expression of this contradiction). The so-called measurement problem is then solved if macroscopic events satisfy classical rules of ...


Light Scalar Puzzle In Qcd, Amir H. Fariborz, Renata Jora, Joseph Schechter 2010 State University of New York Institute of Technology

Light Scalar Puzzle In Qcd, Amir H. Fariborz, Renata Jora, Joseph Schechter

Physics

An approach to understanding the light scalar meson spectroscopy is briefly reviewed


Nonperturbative Results For Yang-Mills Theories, Francesco Sannino, Joseph Schechter 2010 CP3-Origins

Nonperturbative Results For Yang-Mills Theories, Francesco Sannino, Joseph Schechter

Physics

Some non perturbative aspects of the pure SU(3) Yang-Mills theory are investigated assuming a specific form of the beta function, based on a recent modification by Ryttov and Sannino of the known one for supersymmetric gauge theories. The characteristic feature is a pole at a particular value of the coupling constant, g. First it is noted, using dimensional analysis, that physical quantities behave smoothly as one travels from one side of the pole to the other. Then it is argued that the form of the integrated beta function g(m), where m is the mass scale, determines the mass ...


Quantum Geons And Noncommutative Spacetimes, A. P. Balachandran, A. Ibort, G. Marmo, M. Martone 2010 Syracuse University

Quantum Geons And Noncommutative Spacetimes, A. P. Balachandran, A. Ibort, G. Marmo, M. Martone

Physics

Physical considerations strongly indicate that spacetime at Planck scales is noncommutative. A popular model for such a spacetime is the Moyal plane. The Poincare group algebra acts on it with a Drinfel'd-twisted coproduct. But the latter is not appropriate for more complicated spacetimes such as those containing the Friedman-Sorkin (topological) geons. They have rich diffeomorphism groups and in particular mapping class groups, so that the statistics groups for N identical geons is strikingly different from the permutation group SN. We generalise the Drinfel'd twist to (essentially) generic groups including to finite and discrete ones and use it to ...


Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen P. King 2010 University of South Florida

Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen P. King

Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education Faculty Publications

Pre-publication version of a chapter about the assistive technology tools and resources available for free in Windows OS and Mac OS. Introducing higher education faculty to free resources, features and programs which they can recommend to their students or perhaps use for themselves (for instance for fading eyesight or hearing). In addition, the chapter briefly shares strategies and examples of how they might be used.

The book will have an entire chapter dedicated to assistive technology as well. This is a popularized assistive technology chapter for generalist, NON special education, faculty to become acquainted with readily available and free resources ...


Synthesis And Physical Properties Of Fese1/2 Te1/2 Superconductor, V P. Awana, Anand Pal, Arpita Vajpayee, Monika Mudgel, H Kishan, Mushahid Husain, Rong Zeng, S Yu, Y F. Guo, Y.G Shi, K Yamaura, E Takayama-Muromachi 2010 National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

Synthesis And Physical Properties Of Fese1/2 Te1/2 Superconductor, V P. Awana, Anand Pal, Arpita Vajpayee, Monika Mudgel, H Kishan, Mushahid Husain, Rong Zeng, S Yu, Y F. Guo, Y.G Shi, K Yamaura, E Takayama-Muromachi

Australian Institute for Innovative Materials - Papers

One of the most important properties of very recently reported FeSe based superconductors is the robustness of their superconductivity under applied magnetic field. The synthesis and control of superconductivity in FeSe based compounds is rather a difficult task. Synthesis and physical property characterization for optimized superconductivity of FeSe1/2Te1/2 at 13 K is reported here. The compound crystallized in a tetragonal structure with lattice parameters a=3.8015(2) and c =6.0280(4) Å. Magnetization measurements indicated bulk superconductivity with lower critical field (Hc1) of around 180 Oe. By applying Ginzburg–Landau theory, the ...


The Extent Of Clientelism In Irish Politics: Evidence From Classifying Dáil Questions On A Local-National Dimension, Sarah Jane Delany, Richard Sinnott, Niall O'Reilly 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Extent Of Clientelism In Irish Politics: Evidence From Classifying Dáil Questions On A Local-National Dimension, Sarah Jane Delany, Richard Sinnott, Niall O'Reilly

Conference papers

The availability of the full text of Irish parliamentary questions offers opportunities for using machine learning techniques to examine the currently much discussed role of elected representatives (TDs) in the Irish parliamentary system. Bluntly, are TDs mainly national legislators or “constituency messenger boys”? This paper presents an initial investigation into the use of automated text classification techniques to categorise parliamentary questions from 1922 up to 2008 as national or local. The approach uses a bag of words representation, standard feature reduction methods and an SVM classifier. Initial results show there is very little evidence in the corpus of parliamentary questions ...


Analytical Chemistry 2.0, David Harvey 2010 DePauw University

Analytical Chemistry 2.0, David Harvey

Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty publications

No abstract provided.


Apparent Seasonal Cycle In Isotopic Discrimination Of Carbon In The Atmosphere And Biosphere Due To Vapor Pressure Deficit, Ashley P. Ballantyne, J. B. Miller, P. P. Tans 2010 University of Montana - Missoula

Apparent Seasonal Cycle In Isotopic Discrimination Of Carbon In The Atmosphere And Biosphere Due To Vapor Pressure Deficit, Ashley P. Ballantyne, J. B. Miller, P. P. Tans

Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences Faculty Publications

We explore seasonal variability in isotopic fractionation by analyzing observational data from the atmosphere and the biosphere, as well as simulated data from a global model. Using simulated values of atmospheric CO2 and its carbon isotopic composition, we evaluated different methods for specifying background concentrations when calculating the isotopic signature of source CO2 (δs) to the atmosphere. Based on this evaluation, we determined that free troposphere measurements should be used when available as a background reference when calculating δs from boundary layer observations. We then estimate the seasonal distribution of δs from monthly climatologies derived ...


Flavonoids And A Stilbene From Triadenum Fraseri (Spach) Gleason, Liya Li, Daniel Woolridge, S. Ritchie Saing, John Jennings, Geneive E. Henry, Navindra P. Seeram 2010 Univeristy of Rhode Island

Flavonoids And A Stilbene From Triadenum Fraseri (Spach) Gleason, Liya Li, Daniel Woolridge, S. Ritchie Saing, John Jennings, Geneive E. Henry, Navindra P. Seeram

Chemistry Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Children In Jeopardy: Anthropogenic Toxins And Childhood Exposure, Russell A. Butkus, Steve A. Kolmes 2010 University of Portland

Children In Jeopardy: Anthropogenic Toxins And Childhood Exposure, Russell A. Butkus, Steve A. Kolmes

Environmental Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Laboratory Measurements Of Trace Gas Emissions From Biomass Burning Of Fuel Types From The Southeastern And Southwestern United States, I. R. Burling, Robert J. Yokelson, David W. T. Griffith, T. J. Johnson, P. Veres, J. M. Roberts, C. Warneke, S. P. Urbanski, J. Reardon, D. R. Weise, Wei Min Hao, J. de Gouw 2010 University of Montana - Missoula

Laboratory Measurements Of Trace Gas Emissions From Biomass Burning Of Fuel Types From The Southeastern And Southwestern United States, I. R. Burling, Robert J. Yokelson, David W. T. Griffith, T. J. Johnson, P. Veres, J. M. Roberts, C. Warneke, S. P. Urbanski, J. Reardon, D. R. Weise, Wei Min Hao, J. De Gouw

Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Publications

Vegetation commonly managed by prescribed burning was collected from five southeastern and southwestern US military bases and burned under controlled conditions at the US Forest Service Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana. The smoke emissions were measured with a large suite of state-of-the-art instrumentation including an open-path Fourier transform infrared (OP-FTIR) spectrometer for measurement of gas-phase species. The OP-FTIR detected and quantified 19 gas-phase species in these fires: CO2, CO, CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C3H6, HCHO, HCOOH, CH3OH, CH3COOH, furan, H2O, NO, NO2, HONO, NH3, HCN, HCl, and SO2. Emission factors for these species are presented for each vegetation type burned ...


Foliations And Global Inversion, Eduardo C. Balreira 2010 Trinity University

Foliations And Global Inversion, Eduardo C. Balreira

Mathematics Faculty Research

We consider topological conditions under which a locally invertible map admits a global inverse. Our main theorem states that a local diffeomorphism f : M → Rn is bijective if and only if Hn−1(M) = 0 and the pre-image of every affine hyperplane is non-empty and acyclic. The proof is based on some geometric constructions involving foliations and tools from intersection theory. This topological result generalizes in finite dimensions the classical analytic theorem of Hadamard-Plastock, including its recent improvement by Nollet-Xavier. The main theorem also relates to a conjecture of the aforementioned authors, involving the well known Jacobian Conjecture in algebraic ...


A New Method For Describing The Horizontal Electric Field Induced By A Lightning Strike Return Stroke, S L. Meredith, S K. Earles, Niescja E. Turner 2010 Trinity University

A New Method For Describing The Horizontal Electric Field Induced By A Lightning Strike Return Stroke, S L. Meredith, S K. Earles, Niescja E. Turner

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


A New Method To Describe Image Theory For An Imperfect Conductor, S L. Meredith, S K. Earles, Niescja E. Turner 2010 Trinity University

A New Method To Describe Image Theory For An Imperfect Conductor, S L. Meredith, S K. Earles, Niescja E. Turner

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Research

Problem statement: Modify the equations associated with image theory in order to account for perfect and imperfect conductors. Approach: A novel approach for describing the application of image theory for an imperfect conductive surface was presented. The method presented here purposely downplays the physics of how image theory was employed to account for a charge which is in the presence of an imperfect conductive surface. In turn, it adopted an approach which focused on the geometry that existed between the charged particle and surface ground. In doing so, the proposed method formulated a solution that had minimized the complexity of ...


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