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Enabling resilient transport networks in response to road traffic events

Luke Abberley

2016

The world is made up of multiple networks such as, power grids, the internet, and transportation systems, which include roadways, railways, sea links and airspace. Resilient transport networks are vital for sustainable development and are core part of the ”Smart City”. The major threat to resilient road networks is congestion, which has an estimated cost of 1% of GDP across the European Union, including reduced productivity and increased transport costs. Congestion also has a major impact on...

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Within a Whisker: Comparing whisker movements and morphology in pinnipeds

Miss Alyx Olivia Milne Dr. Robyn Grant

2016

Pinnipeds possess facial whiskers that are crucial for a range of tasks associated with foraging and navigation. Pinnipeds move their whiskers precisely and quickly, applying a range of exquisite sensory-motor behaviours. Indeed, we have recently shown that sea lions move their whiskers actively during a dynamic ball-balancing task, by timing their whisker movements precisely with the ball movements. Our new research builds on these findings by firstly looking at the morphology of pinnipeds thro...

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Chemical Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

J.I. Nwachukwu L.J. Clarke E. Symeonakis and F. Brearley

2016

Chemical Assessment of Groundwater Quality
in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
J.I. Nwachukwu, L.J. Clarke, E. Symeonakis and F. Brearley
School of Science and the Environment, Faculty of Science and Engineering,
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
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Millimetre-Wave Radiometer in Medical Applications

Amani Yousef Owda Dr. Stuart William Harmer and Prof. Nicholas John Bowring

2016

Human skin covers around 95% of the human body and it plays an important role in temperature and water level regulation. However, human skin is sensitive to external and internal variations [1] and it can be damaged or broken by mechanical, electrical and thermal traumas. The current treatments of assessing and monitoring wound healing is through visual inspection, necessitating the removal of dressing materials used to assist in the wound healing process. The removal of dressing layers can have...

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Evaluating enzymatic catalysis with the Heat-Transfer Method (HTM)

K. Betlem

2016

The heat-transfer method (HTM) is a novel thermal detection principle that has already shown its use in the analysis of DNA mutations, the identification of cancer cells and the detection of neurotransmitters. Depending on the measurement at hand, the chip surface will be functionalized accordingly. This surface is the central element through which the heat flux will pass. The internal temperature of the heat sink, T1, is measured by a thermocouple and steered via a controller, which is connecte...

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