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A broad battery of psychoacoustic measures and standard measures of reading and spelling were applied to 102 adults. The test group included individuals with a childhood history of reading difficulties and controls with no reported reading difficulties. Reading scores were variable in both groups. Poor auditory processing abilities were recorded in poor(More)
This article gives an overview of a diverse selection of currently used second-generation image coding techniques. These techniques have been grouped into similar categories in order to allow a direct comparison among the varying methods. An attempt has been made, where possible, to expand upon and clarify the details given by the original authors. The(More)
Measurement of ψ(2S) meson production in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV Abstract The differential cross-section for the inclusive production of ψ(2S) mesons in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV has been measured with the LHCb detector. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb −1. The ψ(2S) mesons are reconstructed in the decay channels(More)
Using pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb(-1) and collected by LHCb in 2011 at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, we report the measurement of direct CP violation in B(s)(0)→K(-)π(+) decays, A(CP)(B(s)(0)→K(-)π(+)=0.27±0.04 (stat)±0.01 (syst), with significance exceeding 5 standard deviations. This is the first observation(More)
—The technical devices people use, and in particular such devices as smartphones and tablets, give us new ways to work with information, but at the same time make people vulnerable to unauthorized access. Biometrics based on device related input is a relatively new area which helps to respond to and limit those threats. The purpose of this study is to(More)
An angular analysis of the decay J /ψ → μ + μ − is performed to measure the polarization of prompt J /ψ mesons produced in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 0.37 fb −1 collected with the LHCb detector. The measurement is presented as a function of transverse momentum, p T , and rapid-ity, y, of the J /ψ(More)
A search for the rare decays B(s)(0)→μ+ μ- and B(0)→μ+ μ- is performed with data collected in 2011 and 2012 with the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The data samples comprise 1.1  fb(-1) of proton-proton collisions at sqrt[s]=8  TeV and 1.0  fb(-1) at sqrt[s]=7  TeV. We observe an excess of B(s)(0)→μ+ μ- candidates with respect to the(More)
The angular distributions and the partial branching fraction of the decay B0 → K*0 μ+ μ- are studied by using an integrated luminosity of 0.37  fb(-1) of data collected with the LHCb detector. The forward-backward asymmetry of the muons, A(FB), the fraction of longitudinal polarization, F(L), and the partial branching fraction dB/dq2 are determined as a(More)
As with any industry, higher education institutions must remain current in order to attract quality students to their programs. At the undergraduate and masters level, online courses and degrees are becoming increasingly popular, especially for those individuals who are geographically separated from their institution or interest or who work a full-time job(More)
This Letter presents a study of the flavor-changing neutral current radiative B±→K±π∓π±γ decays performed using data collected in proton-proton collisions with the LHCb detector at 7 and 8 TeV center-of-mass energies. In this sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3  fb-1, nearly 14 000 signal events are reconstructed and selected, containing(More)