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Wireless sensor networks are often deployed for tracking moving objects. Many tracking algorithms have been proposed with two general assumptions: the preset fingerprints(prior landmark or context information) and an interference-free environment. These algorithms, however, cannot be used for on-demand deployment where finger-prints are unavailable and(More)
Endothelial cells have a robust capacity to proliferate and participate in angiogenesis, which underlies the maintenance of intimal layer integrity. We previously showed the presence of the GLP-1 receptor in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) and the ameliorative actions of GLP-1 on endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetic patients. Here, we(More)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an essential regulator of the macrophage responses to endotoxin. MIF also has the ability to override the anti-inflammatory actions of glucocorticoids during an immune response, and is thus an important pro-inflammatory factor. The presence of MIF in cells of the anterior pituitary has been described, and high(More)
Navigation of mobile wireless sensor networks and fast target acquisition without a map are two challenging problems in search and rescue applications. In this paper, we propose and evaluate a novel Gradient Driven method, called GraDrive. Our approach integrates per-node prediction with global collaborative prediction to estimate the position of a(More)
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A tree-based topology is often used to flood packets from the sink node in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Therefore, flooding tree construction is an important and fundamental problem in WSNs, and has been extensively investigated in the literature. However, we note that the flooding tree construction problem in asynchronous low-duty-cycle WSNs has not(More)
Buildings consume a significant amount of electricity, which is normally generated from dirty sources causing an increase in carbon footprints. To reduce carbon footprint, distributed renewable energy generation has been proposed. However, the amount of renewable energy harvested normally does not match the amount of energy consumed in individual homes. To(More)
Due to the limited power constraint in sensors, dynamic scheduling with data quality management is strongly preferred in the practical deployment of long-term wireless sensor network applications. We could reduce energy consumption by turning off (i.e., duty cycling) sensor, however, at the cost of low-sensing fidelity due to sensing gaps introduced.(More)