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For a set S of n points in the plane, a Manhattan network on S is a geometric network G(S) such that, for each pair of points in S, G(S) contains a rectilinear path between them of length equal to their distance in the L1-metric. The minimum Manhattan network problem is a problem of finding a Manhattan network of minimum length. Gud-mundsson, Levcopoulos,(More)
Recent studies suggest that action video game players exhibit superior performance in visuospatial cognitive tasks compared with non-game players. However, the neural basis underlying this visuospatial cognitive performance advantage remains largely unknown. The present human behavioral and imaging study compared gray matter volume in action video game(More)
A variety of services utilizing users' positions have become available because of rapid advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies. Since location information may reveal private information, preserving location privacy has become a significant issue. We proposed a dummy-based method of anonymizing location to protect this privacy in our(More)
The hypoglycemic and antidiabetic effect of hydroxypropyl tapioca starch (HPTS, degree of substitution = 0.180) was investigated in male KKAy mice. Mice were fed a purified high-fat (20%) diet without or with HPTS (5% or 10%) for 33 d. Gelatinized tapioca starch (TS) was used as a reference. Fasting blood glucose concentrations, days 14 and 28, were(More)
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Finding a safe and efficient carrier of hydrogen is a major challenge. Recently, hydrogenated organic compounds have been studied as hydrogen storage materials because of their ability to stably and reversibly store hydrogen by forming chemical bonds; however, these compounds often suffer from safety issues and are usually hydrogenated with hydrogen at high(More)