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Virtual re-embedding, i.e., adding social cues to a website, has been suggested as a possible strategy to increase consumer trust in online-vendors. Numerous online retailers meanwhile incorporate this strategy, for example by adding photographs and names of customer service agents or by creating chat and callback opportunities. Yet, little is is known(More)
(1R,2S)-1-Amino-2-vinylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid (vinyl-ACCA) is a key building block in the synthesis of potent inhibitors of the hepatitis C virus NS3 protease such as BILN 2061, which was recently shown to dramatically reduce viral load after administration to patients infected with HCV genotype 1. We have developed a scalable process that delivers(More)
New technologies for distributed object computing (DOC) challenge new approaches to integrate Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and simulation tools for spatio-temporal modeling. Several standardization initiatives work on specifying interfaces and defining service architectures for appropriate components. Currently, the most promising attempts are(More)
This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. This paper empirically(More)
We investigated the performance of the approximative density functional method DFTB versus BLYP and G2 with respect to zero-point corrected reaction energies, vibrational frequencies, and geometry parameters for a set of 28 reactions and 22 representative molecules containing C, H, N, and O (DFTB--density-functional based tight-binding approximation). The(More)
A point-to-point routing algorithm with three new features is presented. First, the router makes optimal use of oversized, rectangular contacts. Second, it allows different wire width on different layers, with the layers having complete freedom as to routing direction. These two features make the algorithm attractive for MOS layout applications. Finally it(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the apical sealing ability of 2 epoxy resin-based root canal sealers used with 2 different warm gutta-percha obturation techniques and cold lateral condensation. METHOD AND MATERIALS The root canals of 72 freshly extracted single-root incisors were prepared and randomly assigned to 6 experimental groups. Root canal fillings were(More)
This paper looks at the use of drop-on-demand technology in automated life science laboratories. One significant feature of the droplets generated is the enormously high uniformity under constant conditions. However, there is also a relatively strong dependency on environmental conditions. Many different kinds of liquids are used in laboratory applications,(More)