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BACKGROUND Several changes occur during the transformation of normal tissue to neoplastic tissue. Such changes in molecular composition can be detected by Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopy is a nondestructive method of measuring these changes, which suggests the possibility of real-time diagnosis during medical procedures. METHODS This study seeks to(More)
—The wireless sensor network (WSN) is an important element on many advanced, energy efficient data acquisition (DAQ), and control systems. Sleep/wake-up scheduling and network overhead are some of the major burdens to achieve energy efficient WSNs. In this paper, an energy efficient communication algorithm is proposed for smart home sensor networks. The(More)
A detailed energy audit was performed on the Archetype Sustainable House in Vaughan, Ontario. The LEED Platinum certified duplex intended to achieve high energy efficiency by using advanced materials and mechanical equipment. This paper presents the results of the detailed energy audit, which consists of a series of depressurization test, thermal imagery,(More)
Ten-eleven translocation (Tet) family of DNA dioxy-genases converts 5-methylcytosine (5mC) into 5-hydro-xymethylcytosine (5hmC), 5-formylcytosine (5fC), and 5-carboxylcytosine (5caC) through iterative oxidation reactions. While 5mC and 5hmC are relatively abundant , 5fC and 5caC are at very low levels in the mam-malian genome. Thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG)(More)
A detailed model of the Net Zero Energy Town House in Toronto is developed in TRNSYS. The incorporation of thermal mass into the building envelope has been demonstrated to contribute to the enhancement of occupant comfort through the reduction of indoor temperature fluctuations. It has also been shown to cause a decrease in the overall energy consumption(More)
For three weeks in October 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy hosted the Solar Decathlon competition in which 20 teams of college and university students competed to design, build, and operate their own version of a solarpowered house. Team North's mission was to deliver North House, a compelling, marketable solar powered home for people with active(More)
Over the past 2 decades, there has been tremendous progress on numerical and computational tools for fuel cells and energy systems based on them. The purpose of this work is to summarize the current status of hybrid solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cycles and identify areas that require further studies. In this review paper, a comprehensive literature survey on(More)
The model of a small pond connected to the in-floor slab of North House was implemented in TRNSYS software. The design process consisted of developing the small pond model in TRNSYS and then integrating a variety of different components into the overall system. The main objective was to minimize the cooling load and maintain comfortable indoor environment(More)
In this paper, methodology to estimate GHG emissions of electricity generation sector was first explained. Then different scenarios to reduce GHG emissions by fuel switching and adoption of advanced power generation systems (based solely on fossil fuels) were evaluated. The GHG calculation results for the Iranian power plants showed that in 2005 average GHG(More)
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