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DGIF 2012

The Challenges of Cyberphysical Systems

Abstract : We present a historical account of paths leading to the present interest in cyberphysical systems. We outline several foundational research topics that underlie this area. These include issues in data fusion, real-time communication, security, middleware, hybrid systems and […]

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Contact Robotics: Controlling Physical Interaction for Therapeutic and Assistive Applications

Abstract : Skillful control of physical interaction is essential for emerging therapeutic and assistive robot te chnologies. Robot-aided neuro-motor therapy—now clinically proven to be effective—requires se nsitive but forceful physical interaction with a patient. Controlling physical interaction is challeng ing; […]

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How the Brain makes Sense of Scents

Abstract : The olfactory system is capable of recognizing and discriminating between a staggering number and variety of odorants, which are primarily small organic molecules. It performs this task over many orders of concentration and with complex blends of chemicals […]

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Evidence of a pseudogap for superconducting iron-pnictide (Ba0.6+δK0.4−δFe2As2) single crystals from optical conductivity measurement

Abstract : In this conference, we will report the observation of pseudogap (PG) behavior in optical conductivity in an underdoped Ba0.6+δK0.4−δFe2As2 (Tonset ~ 36 K) single crystal far above Tc , up to 100K (~3Tc). Wide separation of the energy […]

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Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

Abstract : One of the great challenges in the 21st century is to understand the biology of mental activity or mind. One of key components in the mind is learning and memory. Learning is the process by which we obtain […]

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Amorphous metal oxides as the negative electrode for lithium-ion batteries

Abstract : The commercialized electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries are limited to a few highly crystalline ones (for instance, graphite and LiCoO2). Due to the highly crystalline nature of these materials, the Li+ storage sites are confined only to the […]

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Functional Magnetic Nanoparticles

Abstract : One of the important trends of next-generation nanomedicine is theranostics that is defined by the combination of therapeutics and diagnostics on a single platform. Magnetic nanoparticles are among one of the most essential platforms for targeted imaging, therapy, […]

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Challenges and Opportunities of the Energy Industry

Abstract : Energy industries are facing challenges on supply and demand unbalance as well as climate change. Energy demand will continue to increase whereas hydrocarbon reserves are dwindling and/or more difficult to produce. There are environmental issues such as land […]

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Challenges and Opportunities for Micro and Nano Robotics in Biomedicine

Abstract : The futuristic vision ofmicro and nanorobotics is of intelligent machines that navigate throughout our bodies searching for and destroying disease, but we have a long way to go to get there. Progress is being made, though, and the […]

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Future of the Internet

Abstract : The Internet is by now the fundamental infrastructure of the whole global society. Everything is on the Internet, and the Internet will be on everything. The technical foundation of the Internet is surprisingly simple, which in fact was […]

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