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Concerns about the potential effects of rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have stimulated interest in a number of carbon dioxide sequestration studies. One suggestion is the sequestration of carbon dioxide as clathrate hydrates by injection of carbon dioxide into methane hydrate. Energy-supply research estimates indicate that natural gas(More)
This paper presents initial results in a study comparing the eflectiveness of visible and infra-red (I R) imagery for detecting and recognizing faces in areas where personnel identification is critical, (e.g., airports and secure buildings). W e compare the effectiveness of visible versus IR imagery by running three face recognition algorithms on a database(More)
The relationship between gaze and speech is explored for the simple task of moving an object from one location to another on a computer screen. The subject moves a designated object from a group of objects to a new location on the screen by stating, <i>"Move it there"</i>. Gaze and speech data are captured to determine if we can robustly predict the(More)
This collaborative effort to compare the world's leading gas hydrate reservoir simulators is designed primarily to exchange information and insight that will lead to the improvement in simulation capability of experimental and naturally occurring gas hydrate accumulations. The initial phase of the code comparison activity achieved the simulation of five(More)
Geological Survey, collected the first open-hole formation pressure response data in a gas hydrate reservoir (the " Mount Elbert " stratigraphic test well) using Schlumberger's Modular Dynamics Formation Tester (MDT) wireline tool. As part of an ongoing effort to compare the world's leading gas hydrate reservoir simulators, an international group conducted(More)
The paper presents a new approach to the modeling of the start-up part of a food extrusion process. A neural network model is proposed and its parameters are determined. Simulation results with real data are also presented. The inputs and outputs of the model are among those used by the human operator during the start-up process for control. An intelligent(More)
We have developed a network-reactive robotic telemicroscopy system that uses high-speed image processing and quality of service (QoS) feedback to maximize performance. In tests, four magnifications (4x, 10x, 40x, 60x) of a section stained with haematoxylin and eosin were used. Up to 25 clients, distributed across two Internet domains, accessed the server.(More)