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How can we connect two brains to a video game by means of a brain-computer interface (BCI), and what will happen when we do so? How will the two users behave, and how will they perceive this novel common experience? In this paper, we are concerned with the design and evaluation of multiuser BCI applications. We created a multiuser videogame called(More)
Data aggregation is one of the key features used in databases, especially for Business Intelligence (e.g., ETL, OLAP) and analytics/data mining. When considering SQL databases, aggregation is used to prepare and visualize data for deeper analyses. However, these operations are often impossible on very large volumes of data regarding(More)
Samples of air and corresponding wastewater samples were taken at wastewater spray-irrigated fields. The concentrations of salmonellae and enteroviruses present in these samples were determined and compared with those of coliforms, and the ratios between them were calculated. The most common Salmonella serotype in the air was Salmonella ohio, whereas in the(More)
BACKGROUND Totally extraperitoneal (TEP) endoscopic inguinal hernia repair is indicated for recurrent and bilateral inguinal hernias and traditionally is performed under general anesthesia. However, interventions that minimize pain and reduce opioid consumption have certain advantages for patients by avoiding side effects such as nausea and vomiting. The(More)
We introduce novel interactive techniques to simulate the sensation of walking up and down in immersive virtual worlds based on visual feedback. Our method consists in modifying the motion of the virtual subjective camera while the user is really walking in an immersive virtual environment. The modification of the virtual viewpoint is a function of the(More)
A statistical method (Benzécri's Factorial Analysis of Correspondances) is used to study the distribution of microarthropods in mosses growing on a forest rock and in surrounding soil. 26 species of Insects (Collembola) and 45 species of Acari (Oribata) were investigated. Comparison of data shows a graduate variation of the population from the soil itself(More)
Mastication is a complex sensory-motor activity whereby a food product is transformed into a bolus. Consumers mainly perceive the sensory properties of the food during the intra-oral manipulation of the product. Consequently, the quality of the chewing process could have consequences on the perception of sensory properties and food choice. By focusing on(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) is an anabolic hormone promoting protein synthesis in various tissues. Therefore, changes in body composition may be expected during rhGH treatment. METHODS We studied changes in body composition during two years of rhGH treatment in 21 children after at least one year with a functioning renal transplant.(More)
This paper outlines a new approach for specifying, proving, and implementing distributed cooperative algorithms associated with an object-oriented design. There are many examples of distributed algorithms that can be implemented in this way (ordered multicast, routing, spanning tree construction, election, distributed garbage collection). These algorithms(More)
Monolithic pectin aerogels, aeropectins, were prepared via dissolution-gelation-coagulation and subsequent drying with supercritical CO2. Aeropectin had pore sizes that varied from mesopores to small macropores and compression moduli in the range from 4 to 18 MPa. Aeropectins show plastic deformation up to 60% strain before the pore walls collapse. Pectin(More)