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Genetic programming (GP) extends traditional genetic algorithms to automatically induce computer programs. GP has been applied in a wide range of applications such as software re-engineering, electrical circuits synthesis, knowledge engineering, and data mining. One of the most important and challenging research areas in GP is the investigation of ways to(More)
Fractal image encoding is a computationally intensive method of compression due to its need to find the best match between image subblocks by repeatedly searching a large virtual codebook constructed from the image under compression. One of the most innovative and promising approaches to speed up the encoding is to convert the range-domain block matching(More)
This paper deals with the variability of body models used in numerical dosimetry studies. Six adult anthropomorphic voxel models have been collected and used to build 5-, 8- and 12-year-old children using a morphing method respecting anatomical parameters. Finite-difference time-domain calculations of a specific absorption rate (SAR) have been performed for(More)
This paper analyzes the radio frequencies (RF) exposure in the head tissues of children using a cellular handset or RF sources (a dipole and a generic handset) at 900, 1800, 2100 and 2400 MHz. Based on magnetic resonance imaging, child head models have been developed. The maximum specific absorption rate (SAR) over 10 g in the head has been analyzed in(More)
This study analyzes the main parameters that should influence the specific absorption rate (SAR) in children's heads. The evolution of their head shape and the growth of specific parameters, such as the skull thickness, are analyzed. The influence of these parameters on the radio frequency (RF) exposure of children's head is studied. The SAR over 1 g in(More)
This study was initiated to investigate the mechanism of ceruloplasmin (CP)-mediated iron release from brain cells using BT325 cells (a glioblastoma cell line); however, negative results were obtained. The BT325 cells were preloaded with 1 µM 59Fe2+ in sucrose (pH 5.8) for 60 min, and then with CP (0–300 µg/ml) for 30 min at 37°C. The addition of CP, either(More)
Studies were conducted to investigate the removal and recovery of copper (II) ions from aqueous solutions by Micrococcus sp., which was isolated from a local activated sludge process. The equilibrium of copper biosorption followed the Langmuir isotherm model very well with a maximum biosorption capacity (q(max)) of 36.5 mg of Cu2+/g of dry cell at pH 5.0(More)
In this paper, we propose identification of the morphological factors that may impact the whole-body averaged specific absorption rate (WBSAR). This study is conducted for the case of exposure to a front plane wave at a 2100 MHz frequency carrier. This study is based on the development of different regression models for estimating the WBSAR as a function of(More)
Nickel ~Ni! induced crystallization of amorphous silicon (a-Si) has been studied by selective deposition of Ni on a-Si thin films. The a-Si under and near the Ni-covered regions was found to be crystallized after heat treatment at 500 °C from 1 to 90 h. Micro-Auger electron spectroscopy revealed that a large amount of Ni stayed in the region under the(More)
A three-terminal bistable twisted nematic liquid crystal display has been demonstrated. This display makes use of a combination of strong in-plane electric fields and vertical electric field for switching between the f and the f1p twist states. The lifetimes of the two bistable twist states are infinite, which is a significant improvement over conventional(More)