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Color histogram is an important technique for color image database indexing and retrieving. However, the main problem with color histogram indexing is that it does not take the color spatial distribution into consideration. Previous researches have proved that the effectiveness of image retrieval increases when spatial feature of colors is included in image(More)
Carney complex is a syndrome that may include cardiac and mucocutaneous myxomas, spotting skin pigmentation, and endocrine lesions. Many patients with Carney complex have been shown to have a stop codon mutation in the PRKAR1A gene in the 17q22-24 region. Here we present the case of a 57 year-old man with multiple skin lesions and cardiac myxomas. Histology(More)
Self-assembly of functionalized nano building blocks (NBBs) is a promising avenue for ‘bottom-up’ nanomaterials design. Experimental studies on functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nanocubes have revealed a wide variety of nanostructures from their assemblies. Our previous simulation studies have reproduced some of these nanostructures(More)
This paper presents the design and implementation of an Internet home automation system. The design is based on an embedded controller which is connected to a PC-based home Web server via RS232 serial port. The home appliances are connected to the input/output ports and the sensors are connected to the analog/digital converter channels of the embedded(More)
New High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard is designed to provide substantial coding efficiency improvement compared to H.264/AVC. Latest subjective testing shows 50% improvement has been achieved. Many new technologies contribute to the overall improvement. Intra prediction with 35 modes is one of the key improvements. Associated with that, there is(More)
This paper investigates the problem of error propagation in MPEG-4 video decoding when the DCT coefficients have been damaged. The problem is unique since the Intra DC/AC prediction tool adopted by the standard allows for coefficients to be predicted from both the horizontal and vertical directions. Although the standard offers a variety of error resilience(More)
Carbon nanotube-copper (CNT/Cu) composites have been successfully synthesized by means of a novel particles-compositing process followed by spark plasma sintering (SPS) technique. The thermal conductivity of the composites was measured by a laser flash technique and theoretical analyzed using an effective medium approach. The experimental results showed(More)
As the importance of 3D graphics increased rapidly in handled device performance, we designed a 3D graphics accelerator to fit the low power consumption. In order to testing the capability of the accelerator, a hardware/software co-processing system for 3D graphics pipeline test platform is proposed in this paper. The system consists of a soft-core(More)
To dynamically load the large scaled 3D city model based on OSG (OpenSceneGraph), the model is firstly separated small blocks so as to improve the loading speed and save the memory, here we directly separate the scene along the x-axis and y-axis, then we design the algorithm to control the numbers and the positions of loading blocks, thirdly we optimize the(More)