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Radio Frequency (RF) communications suffer high attenuation underwater, limiting the range of standard IEEE 802.11 networks to a few centimeters underwater. The usage of custom RF solutions at lower frequencies to increase range entails high development costs, and proprietary hardware. This paper evaluates the performance of cost-effective, mass-market(More)
The ubiquity of diatom distribution, species richness, short generation time, and specific sensitivity to several environmental stressors such as metals, make diatoms particularly useful for scientific studies. Anthropogenic activities have increased the concentration of metals in air, soil and water. Due to their toxicity and persistent character, the(More)
We used simulated evolution to study the adaptability level of the canonical genetic code. An adapted genetic algorithm (GA) searches for optimal hypothetical codes. Adaptability is measured as the average variation of the hydrophobicity that the encoded amino acids undergo when errors or mutations are present in the codons of the hypothetical codes.(More)
Human computer interaction techniques using hand poses are more natural to users than those that rely on devices. In this paper we describe and evaluate two techniques for hand pose recognition, based on a general library for gesture recognition, called CALI. This library was initially designed for calligraphic gesture recognition, however its usage shows(More)
The authors used computational biology as an approach for analysing the emergent dynamics of tumour growth at cellular level. They applied cellular automata for modelling the behaviour of cells when the main cancer cell hallmarks are present. Their model is oriented to mimic the development of multicellular spheroids of tumour cells. In their modelling,(More)