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A robust hashing method is developed for detecting image forgery including removal, insertion, and replacement of objects, and abnormal color modification, and for locating the forged area. Both global and local features are used in forming the hash sequence. The global features are based on Zernike moments representing luminance and chrominance(More)
Mt. Gongga area in southwest China was impacted by Hg emissions from industrial activities and coal combustion, and annual means of atmospheric TGM and PHg concentrations at a regional background station were 3.98 ng m(-3) and 30.7 pg m(-3), respectively. This work presents a mass balance study of Hg in an upland forest in this area. Atmospheric deposition(More)
Copy-move is a common manipulation of digital image tampering. Block matching after feature extraction is mostly applied method to detect this kind of forgery. In this paper, we propose an efficient copy-move detecting scheme with the capacity of some post-processing resistances. The image is divided into fixed-size overlapped blocks, and then non-negative(More)
In visual perception, distant objects appear smaller than those close to the observer. To insert an object into an image, properly size a foreign object is difficult, especially when there is no reference object in the same distance. To detect this type of image forgery, we present a perspective-constraint based method, with which the height ratio of two(More)
A great number of studies have confirmed that mercury-selenium (Hg-Se) antagonism is a widespread phenomenon in microorganisms, fish, poultry, humans, and other mammals. However, by comparison, little attention has been paid to plants. To investigate the influence of Se on the uptake and translocation of methylHg/inorganic Hg (MeHg/IHg) in the rice-soil(More)
The transport rate of methane from a nutrient solution to the atmosphere via rice plants was controlled both by the methane concentration in the nutrient solution and by plant physiology. Measurements on 11 rice cultivars indicated that the conductance of the rice plant for methane increased as the plants developed. The conductance varied from 0.3±0.2 to(More)
The bending movement of the pulvinus of Mimosa pudica is caused by a rapid change in volume of the abaxial motor cells, in response to various environmental stimuli. We investigated the relationship between the actin cytoskeleton and changes in the level of calcium during rapid contractile movement of the motor cells that was induced by electrical(More)
A comprehensive study was conducted in July 2006, January 2007 and March 2007 to determine the impacts of some major physicochemical parameters on the level of mercury (Hg) in Puding Reservoir, Guizhou, China. The concentrations of Hg species in the summer campaign were significantly higher (p<0.01, generally 2 to 3 times higher) than those in the winter(More)
Rice consumption is the primary pathway for methyl mercury (MeHg) exposure at inland mercury (Hg) mining areas of SW China. Mechanistic information on MeHg accumulation in rice is, however, limited. The process of MeHg exchange between paddy soil and rice plants predominantly occurs in pore water. The detection of bioavailable MeHg in pore water is(More)
The health hazard of mercury (Hg) compounds is internationally recognized, and the main pathways for methylmercury (MeHg) intake in humans are through consumption of food, especially fish. Given the large releases of Hg to the environment in China, combined with the fast development of hydropower, this issue deserves attention. Provided similar mobilization(More)