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This paper presents the status of land-surface temperature (LST) standard products retrieved from Earth Observing System (EOS) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data. Based on estimates of the channel-dependence error and noise equivalent temperature difference (NEDT) and the calibration accuracy of MODIS thermal – infrared data, the(More)
This paper presents the outer-round only pipelined architecture for a FPGA implementation of the AES-128 encryption processor. The proposed design uses the Block RAM storing the S-box values and exploits two kinds of Block RAM. By combining the operations in a single round, we can reduce the critical delay. Therefore, our design can achieve a throughput of(More)
A fast and sensitive liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method was developed for the determination of ursolic acid (UA) in rat plasma and tissues. Glycyrrhetinic acid was used as the internal standard (IS). Chromatographic separation was performed on a 3.5 μm Zorbax SB-C18 column (30 mm × 2.1 mm) with a mobile phase consisting of methanol and aqueous(More)
Catharanthus roseus is an important dicotyledonous medicinal plant that produces anticancer compounds. The active alkaloids vinblastine, vindoline, ajmalicine, catharanthine, and vinleurosine were identified by direct-injection ion trap-mass spectrometry (IT-MS) for collecting MS(1-2) spectra. The determinations of five alkaloids were accomplished by liquid(More)
We consider a single-machine scheduling problem with periodic maintenance activities. Although the scheduling problem with maintenance has attracted researchers' attention, most of past studies considered only one maintenance period. In this research several maintenance periods are considered where each maintenance activity is scheduled after a periodic(More)
Rabbit HEV isolated recently from farmed rabbits in China has been shown experimentally to be able to infect both cynomolgus macaques and pigs. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the extent to which cross-species transmission of rabbit HEV in farm settings is a significant factor in the spread of this zoonotic infection. Rabbit and swine(More)
Hormesis is a phenomenon of biphasic dose response characterized by exhibiting stimulatory or beneficial effects at low doses and inhibitory or toxic effects at high doses. Increasing numbers of chemicals of various types have been shown to induce apparent hormetic effect on cancer cells. However, the underlying significance and mechanisms remain to be(More)
The fluorescent quantum dots (QDs) delivered small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting β-secretase (BACE1) to achieve high transfection efficiency of siRNAs and reduction of β-amyloid (Aβ) in nerve cells. The CdSe/ZnS QDs with the conjugation of amino-polyethylene glycol (PEG) were synthesized. Negatively charged siRNAs were electrostatically adsorbed to(More)
A borondipyrromethene-based Zn(2+) fluorescent probe BODPAQ was designed and synthesized. The chelators in BODPAQ, 2,2'-dipicolylamine (DPA) and 8-aminoquinoline (AQ), coordinate to Zn(2+) in a synergic manner. As a result, BODPAQ displays high Zn(2+) selectivity with a dramatic enhanced emission accompanied by a notable hypsochromic shift due to the binary(More)