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We report an investigation to determine the topology of an arbitrary network of video cameras observing an environment. The topology is learnt in an unsupervised manner by temporal correlation of objects transiting between adjacent camera viewfields. We extract this information in two steps, firstly identifying the principal entry and exit zones associated(More)
Aged red wines possess significantly different polyphenolic composition compared with young ones, mainly due not only to formation of polymeric compounds but also because of oxidation, hydrolysis, and other transformations that may occur in native grape phenolics during aging. Representative Greek, single-variety, aged red wines were examined for total(More)
The thermal stability of anthocyanin extract isolated from the dry calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. was studied over the temperature range 60-90 degrees C in aqueous solutions in the presence or absence of beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD). The results indicated that the thermal degradation of anthocyanins followed first-order reaction kinetics. The(More)
A 2(3)-full factorial design and response surface methodology were deployed to assess some basic factors (time, % ethanol and pH) affecting profoundly the extractability of polyphenolic phytochemicals from grape (Vitis vinifera) stems. In an effort to obtain a thorough insight into the applicability of the models established, stem extracts from three(More)
Seed samples from 12 white and 25 red international and Hellenic native grape varieties (Vitis vinifera) were screened for their polyphenolic composition. The polyphenols determined were mainly of low molecular weight, including gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate and the procyanidins B1 and(More)
INTRODUCTION A simple, rapid, sensitive, and enzyme-free analytical method for estimating scavenging of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was developed. METHODS Peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence (POCL) was measured, using 9,10-diphenylanthracene as fluorophore. RESULTS The chemiluminescence signal was found to be linear in response to increasing amounts of H2O2 in(More)
The so-called " TV White Spaces " (TVWS) are locally underutilized portions of the terrestrial TV bands and occur as a by-product of the Digital Switchover taking place in most countries across the globe. Thanks to the very good characteristics of the TV bands in terrestrial radio communications, the exploitation of TVWS for local-or regional-area wireless(More)
Two commonly consumed plant foods, onion bulbs and asparagus spears, were subjected to typical domestic processing, including chopping, maceration, and boiling. The impact of these processes on flavonol content was assessed. Further, the consequences of these processes on the antioxidant capacity of the tissues were evaluated with the beta-carotene(More)
The efficiency of grape stem extracts to express antiradical activity was assessed using two different approaches and DPPH as the radical probe. In addition, the mixture effects when the extracts were combined with ascorbic acid (AA) and α-tocopherol (α-Tcp) were also evaluated. The approaches included a simple linear regression analysis between the(More)