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Body reflections in the ultraviolet (UV) are a common occurrence in nature. Despite the abundance of such signals and the presence of UV cones in the retinas of many vertebrates, the function of UV cones in the majority of taxa remains unclear. Here, we report on an unusual communication system in the razorback sucker, Xyrauchen texanus, that involves flash(More)
The intensity-hue-saturation (IHS) and Brovey transforms are two widespread image fusion methods in the remote sensing community. However, both are sensitive to the characteristics of the analyzed area. Restated, they often face color distortion problems with fused images. This work investigates models representing the color space in images. Schemes(More)
A new species of strongyloid nematode from the genus Cloacina (Chabertiidae: Cloacininae) is described from the stomach of the hill kangaroo or euro (Macropus robustus) (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from Western Australia. Cloacina atthis sp. nov. was found only in euros from the Pilbara region in the northwest of Western Australia, in spite of extensive(More)
—A compact dual-band annular-ring slot antenna (ARSA) is proposed for use in 2.4/5 GHz wireless local-area networks (WLANs). With a meandered grounded strip embedded in the ring slot, three resonant modes were excited. With a pair of notches properly etched in the inner circular patch, the third resonant band was sufficiently lowered so that the second and(More)
Due to rapid technology progress, there has been a significant increase in design complexity, decrease in time-to-market, and growing demand for embedded systems. Further, with the integration of computer technology, consumer products, and communication facilities, the software in an embedded system now accounts for as much as 70% of total system(More)
Optical integration is essential for practical application, but it remains unexplored for nanoscale devices. A newly designed nanocomposite based on ZnO semiconductor nanowires and Tb(OH)3/SiO2 core/shell nanospheres has been synthesized and studied. The unique sea urchin-type morphology, bright and sharply visible emission bands of lanthanide, and large(More)
46 Abstract This present study was designed to investigate the cognitive-affective model of sport consumer satisfaction using a periodically occurring sporting event in Taiwan. Literature suggested that affective responses can be either mediators or independent variables in the cognitive satisfaction model. In the current study, 366 usable questionnaires(More)
Intradural disc herniation is rare. In a colon cancer patient who suffered from low back pain for several years, MRI examination showed evidence of vacuum phenomenon and ring enhancement at the level of L3-4. Intradural herniation of an intervertebral disc was confirmed surgically. Pathological evidence of intradiscal gas is rarely reported in the(More)