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The extended Hopfield neural network proposed by Abe et al. for solving combinatorial optimization problems with equality and/or inequality constraints has the drawback of being frequently stabilized in states with neurons of ambiguous classification as active or inactive. We introduce in the model a competitive activation mechanism and we derive a new(More)
Eukaryotic cells utilize an arsenal of processive transport systems to deliver macromolecules to specific subcellular sites. In prokaryotes, such transport mechanisms have only been shown to mediate gliding motility, a form of microbial surface translocation. Here, we show that the motility function of the Myxococcus xanthus Agl-Glt machinery results from(More)
We give a generalization of a neural network model originally developed to solve the minimum cardinality vertex covering problem, in order to solve the weighted version of the problem. The model is governed by a modified activation rule and we show that it has some important properties, namely convergence and irredundant covers at stable states. We present(More)
We examined the spectral properties of a selection of Titan's impact craters that represent a range of degradation states. The most degraded craters have rims and ejecta blankets with spectral characteristics that suggest that they are more enriched in water ice than the rims and ejecta blankets of the freshest craters on Titan. The progression is(More)
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