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On 12 May, 2008, a devastating earthquake registering 8.0 on the Richter scale occurred in Sichuan Province, China, taking tens of thousands of lives and destroying the homes of millions of people. Many of the deceased were children, particular children less than five years old who were more vulnerable to such a huge disaster than the adult. In order to(More)
The main result of this article states that one can get as many as D + 1 modes from just a two component normal mixture in D dimensions. Multivariate mixture models are widely used for modeling homogeneous populations and for cluster analysis. Either the components directly or modes arising from these components are often used to extract individual(More)
Due to its potential for commercial applications, wood modification with furfuryl alcohol (FA) is now attracting enhanced attentions from researchers and industry. Selection of suitable catalysts to control the polymerization of FA during storage and curing is the most crucial component of this technology. In this paper, a new composite acidic catalyst(More)
OBJECTIVES Considering equity into guidelines presents methodological challenges. This study aims to qualitatively synthesise the methods for incorporating equity in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). SETTING Content analysis of methodological publications. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES Methodological publications were included if they(More)
Metal oxides have been extensively explored as catalysts for the electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Here, we present an excellent OER catalytic system consisting of pulse-electrodeposited Ir/Ni oxides in Fe(3+)-spiked 1 M KOH. In pure 1 M KOH electrolyte, the optimized catalyst, which had an Ir:Ni atom ratio of 1:1.49, could catalyze 10(More)
For the purpose of ventilation, cooling, and human-computer interaction, the apertures must be added on the enclosure. However, these apertures break the integrity of the enclosure and are considered to be the main reason for electromagnetic energy leakage, which directly influence the shielding effectiveness (SE) of the enclosure. The transmissionline(More)
The reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) to n-propanol (CH3CH2CH2OH) using renewable electricity is a potentially sustainable route to the production of this valuable engine fuel. In this study, we report that agglomerates of ∼15 nm sized copper nanocrystals exhibited unprecedented catalytic activity for this electrochemical reaction in aqueous 0.1 M KHCO3.(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are not always well reported, especially in terms of their methodological descriptions. This study aimed to investigate the adherence of methodological reporting complying with CONSORT and explore associated trial level variables in the Chinese nursing care field. METHODS In June 2012, we identified RCTs(More)
More than two years after the 2008 earthquake in Wenchuan, China, the total number of lives lost remains unclear, particularly for children under five years old. Mortality for this age group can be estimated using a variety of techniques, but sample proportion estimates may be unreliable in areas with low populations of children under five. To address this(More)