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BACKGROUND Modern societies spend most of their time indoors, namely at home, and the indoor environment quality turns out to be a crucial factor to health, quality of life and well-being of the residents. The present study aims to understand how indoor environment relates with quality of life and how improving housing conditions impacts on individuals'(More)
The authors discuss the endoscopic techniques as an adjunctive in the evaluation and treatment of maxillo-facial fractures, particularly in the mandible, with special attention to the reduction and osteosynthesis near the condyle for those fractures with clear surgical indication. And also as a support in to the correct execution of the transbuccal(More)
– A co-evolutionary algorithm (CA) based chess player is presented. Implementation details of the algorithms, namely coding, population, variation operators are described. The alpha-beta or mini-max like behaviour of the player is achieved through two competitive or cooperative populations. Special attention is given to the fitness function evaluation.(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of water masses on the surface temperature with direct impact on the surrounding area. Three systems were used for the study: a fully vegetated system (subsurface flow constructed wetland (CW)), a lake with no vegetation and a lake partially vegetated with Lemna minor. Infrared thermography was applied for(More)
Our aim is to compare how residents from two social housing neighbourhoods of Porto City, one rehabilitated and one non-rehabilitated, perceived their living conditions, health and quality of life. A cross-sectional study was conducted, selecting residents from two social housing neighbourhoods of Porto City, one rehabilitated and another one(More)
Green roofs have been described as technical solutions to overcome urban environmental problems, such as decrease of vegetation and stormwater management. In the present study, two pilot 20 m2 extensive green roofs were implemented in an urban Mediterranean region, at a 1st storey on a warehouse building structure, in order to test the adequacy of different(More)
Acknowledgements I would like to thank my supervisor Luís Veiga for all the effort he has put on helping me complete this work, which proved to be a worthy and ever too interesting challenge, but not impossible. I would also like to thank all the Distributed Systems Group students and professors from INESC-ID which helped me along the way, providing useful(More)
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