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Although the world witnessed an unprecedented pace of poverty reduction over the last decades, reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty by more than 700 million, approximately 1.2 billion people remained entrenched in destitution in 2010. 1 In order to leverage developing country efforts and galvanize the international development community(More)
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Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) pomace contains procyanidin-rich polyphenols, which are large oligomeric compounds of catechin. We studied the effect of high dose (1%) of dietary hop pomace polyphenols (HPs) in Otsuka Long-EvansTokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats, an animal model of type 2 diabetes. By 70 days, the rats fed HPs tended to have a lower body weight and(More)
Web applications for watching omnidirectional video through head-mounted displays (HMDs) or smartphones have been widely distributed. The goal of this study was to generate binaural sounds corresponding to the user viewpoint. Assuming that a microphone array is used for sound recording, the enhanced signal for each angular region can be extracted. By(More)
In this paper, we propose a Weblog system called ActionLog, which can associate Weblog entries to real world contexts. The real world context is not only useful for Weblog authors themselves, but also beneficial to communication among people, because people with the same or a similar context can easily find each other. ActionLog collects user actions from(More)
Balog is a location-based information ag-gregation system with GPS-enabled mobile phones. Balog system collects location-based information via E-mail and RSS and represents it either with association with maps or with the weblog style, i.e., entries near the location displayed in reverse chronological order. We also propose representation of metadata for(More)
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