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The CURB-65 scoring system performs well at identifying patients with pneumonia who have a low risk of death. Whether it predicts mortality in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) better than the 2007 Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) minor criteria in low-mortality-rate settings is not clear. The purpose of this(More)
  • RICAL CHAINS, Y.-F. Chau, +4 authors Ching Yun
  • 2011
—We investigate the localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPR) of a pair of dielectric-core/silver-shell nanospheres, with and without a silver nanobar connecting them, for different values of the permittivity of the dielectric core, using the finite element method. Results show that the structure of a pair of core shells with a nanobar possesses a(More)
– This paper presents the development of an embedded motion controller for a voice-coil driven linear motion stage. The linear motion module is integrated with a voice coil actuator, a linear guidance system, and a linear encoder. The controller is based on a TI TMS320LF2407A DSP board. It performs the servo motion control by providing motion profile(More)
– In precision machining processes, major problems can be related to the condition of the cutting tool. Online tool condition monitoring is hence of great industrial interest. To empower the machining system with adaptivity and intelligence required, an embedded tool condition monitoring system (eTCM) has been developed for online detection of machining(More)
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