This paper outlines the requirements, architecture, and design of a " Microscopy Channel " over the wide area network. A microscopy channel advertises a listing of available online microscopes, where users can seamlessly participate in an experiment, acquire expert opinions, collect and process data, and store this information in their electronic notebook.… (More)
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This paper summarizes a strategy for supplying ecosystem services in urban areas through a participatory planning process targeting multifunctional green infrastructure. We draw from the literature on landscape multifunctionality, which has primarily been applied to agricultural settings, and propose opportunities to develop urban green infrastructure that… (More)
This paper outlines the motivation, requirements, and architecture of a collaborative framework for distributed virtual microscopy. In this context, the requirements are specified in terms of (1) functionality, (2) scalability, (3) interactivity, and (4) safety and security. Functionality refers to what and how an instrument does something. Scalability… (More)
We present an approach for remote operation of instruments in the Internet environment. We h a v e applied this approach to in-situ electron microscopy experiments that require dynamic interaction with the specimen under observation , as it is excited with external stimuli, i.e., temperature variation, EM eld variation, etc. The dynamic operations include… (More)
Real-time computer vision systems often make use of dedicated image processing hardware to perform the pixel-oriented operations typical of early vision. This type of hardware is notoriously difficult to program, limiting the types of experiments that can be performed and posing a serious obstacle to research progress. This paper describes a pair of… (More)
Mapping inter-cell signaling pathways requires an integrated view of experimental and informatic protocols. BioSig provides the foundation of cataloging inter-cell responses as a function of particular conditioning , treatment, staining, etc. for either invivo or invitro experiments. This paper outlines the system architecture, a functional data model for… (More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. a b s t r a c t a r t i c l e i n f o The long-standing explanation of the triggering cause of the surface increase of phytoplankton visible in spring satellite images argues that phytoplankton biomass accumulation begins once the mixed… (More)