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—Games are a popular form of entertainment. However, many computer games present unnecessary barriers to players with sensory, motor and cognitive impairments. In order to overcome such pitfalls, an awareness of their impact and a willingness to apply inclusive design practice is often necessary. The Global Game Jam offers a potential avenue to promote(More)
Dimethylarsinic Acid (DMA) belongs to an important class of organoarsenical compounds commonly detected in arsenic speciation studies of environmental samples and pyrolysis products of fossil fuels. Transformation of DMA under certain conditions leads to the formation of other forms of arsenic, which could be more toxic than DMA to biota, and more efficient(More)
An examination of strong hydrogen bonds found in (ROH)(n)...FHF(-) clusters (n = 1 and 2; R = H, CH(3), C(2)H(5)) is presented. Excellent agreement is observed between thermochemical values obtained from high-pressure mass spectrometric measurements and those predicted from MP2(full)/6-311++G(d,p)//B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) calculations. Calculated structures are(More)
The surface chemistry of methylated arsenicals with ubiquitous geosorbents and industrial catalysts is poorly understood. These arsenic compounds pose both a health and an environmental risk in addition to being a challenge to the energy industry. We report herein a detailed spectroscopic analysis of the surface structure of dimethylarsinic acid (DMA)(More)
Multistrand 7-1 helical Au(24), Au(32), and Au(40) structures with three, four, and five gold atoms in the central strand and 21, 28, and 35 gold atoms in the coaxial tube are investigated using relativistic density functional theory. We demonstrate that these helical gold nanorods are stable structures with a rather large HOMO-LUMO gap, a large binding(More)
Aromatic organoarsenicals, such as p-arsanilic acid (pAsA), are still used today as feed additives in the poultry and swine industries in developing countries. Through the application of contaminated litter as a fertilizer, these compounds enter the environment and interact with reactive soil components such as iron and aluminum oxides. Little is known(More)
Application of informatics to mental health has the potential to benefit a disadvantaged yet important patient group. At the same time, difficult issues are raised with regard to data protection and ethics because many patients are not able to express informed and rational views, and this increases their vulnerability. However, developments in this field(More)
Activation of the C-H bond of pyridine by [M(m)](-) (M = Cu, Ag, Au, m = 1-3) is investigated by experiment and theory. Complexes of coinage metal clusters and the pyridyl group, [M(m)-C(5)H(4)N](-), are produced from reactions between metal clusters formed by laser ablation of coinage metal samples and pyridine molecules seeded in argon carrier gas. We(More)
Reaction pathway information and transition states are crucial for understanding adsorption mechanisms of pollutants, such as dimethylarsinic acid (DMA), at the liquid-solid interface. We report a detailed computational analysis of the complexes of DMA on iron (oxyhydr)oxides, including activation energies, transition states, Gibbs free energies of(More)
We study the adsorption of a variety of small molecules on helical gold nanorods using relativistic density functional theory. We focus on Au40 which consists of a central linear strand of five gold atoms with seven helical strands of five gold atoms on a coaxial tube. All molecules preferentially adsorb at a single low-coordinated gold atom on the coaxial(More)