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DGIF 2012

Cyber Physical Systems

Abstract : Human beings have always been curious about the physical world and trying to understand it. With continuing technological advances, computing is now deeply embedded into everyday life and interacting with the physical world. They monitor and understand the […]

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Polymeric Gene Delivery for Treatment of Myocardinal Infarct

Abstract : Our earlier work includes local gene delivery system, nontoxic water soluble lipopolymer (WSLP), poly(ethylenimine)-co-[N-(2-aminoethyl)ethyleneimine]-co-N-(N-cholesteryloxycarbongl-(2- animoethyl)-ethylenimine) was synthesized. Branched polyethylenimine (PEI MW 1800) and cholesteryl chloroformate were used. We have developed a hypoxia-inducible plasmid construct expressing VEGF, pRTP801-VEGF, to […]

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The status of automotive global market and direction of new technology

Abstract : Global automotive industry experienced unprecedented impacts due to the financial crisis triggered in 2008 and the bankruptcy of General Motors was a symbolic event. And an overview on earnings from the first half of 2012 for major automakers […]

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Robot-Based Nanohandling and Automation on the Nanoscale

Abstract : “What I want to talk about is the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale” stated Richard P. Feynman at the beginning of his visionary talk “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, given on […]

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Food for Thought: Fatty Acid Metabolism, Signaling and the Brain

Abstract : A role for fatty acid metabolism in the regulation of energy balance has been considered only recently, and generated the hypothesis that pharmacological alteration of fatty acid flux might affect food intake. Among the enzymes that facilitate fatty […]

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Post Li ion batteries: challenges & chances

Abstract : Modern society faces two main energy challeges: moving to electrical propulsion (the EV revolution) and using as much as possible sustainable energy in replacement to fossil fuels. Meeting well these challenges requires development of novel electrochemical power sources […]

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Consilience of Knowledge and Evolutionary Biomimetics

Abstract : Biomimetics is a discipline created by the consilience between biology and engineering. The ideas in nature have an inherent advantage over the ideas we squeeze out of our brains, because the former has already gone through a severe […]

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Lipidomics, New Tools and Applications

Abstract : Once viewed simply as a reservoir for carbon storage, lipids are no longer cast as bystanders in the drama of biological systems. The emerging field of lipidomics is driven by technology, most notably mass spectrometry, but also by […]

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ODYS: A Massively-Parallel Search Engine Using a DB-IR Tightly-Integrated Parallel DBMS

Abstract : Recently, parallel search engines have been implemented based on scalable distributed file systems (e.g., GFS). However, we claim that building a massively-parallel search engine using a parallel DBMS can be an attractive alternative since it supports a higher-level […]

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Sorbent Materials for Safe and Efficient Energy Storage

Abstract : Recently, carbon-based sorbent materials have attracted great interest as a light-weight energy storage medium. Graphite has already been used for the anode material of Li-ion batteries and various organic or inorganic carbon-based materials have been proposed to be […]

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