Now showing items 1140-1159 of 1990

  • Measurement science and technology: essential fundamentals of mechatronics 

    Dorey, A. P.; Bradley, David A. (Institute of Physics, 1994-12)
    The word 'mechatronics' provides a focus for the integration of electronic hardware and computer software with mechanical engineering in a product or process. Sensors and sensing systems are integral to the functioning of ...
  • Measuring information integration model for CAD/CMM 

    Ma, Xinhui; Zhang, Guoxiong; Liu, Shugui; Wang, Xu (Chinese Industrial Information Institute, 2003)
    A CAD/CMM workpiece modeling system based on IGES file is proposed. The modeling system is implemented by using a new method for labelling the tolerance items of 3D workpiece. The concept—“feature face” is used in the ...
  • The meat paradox: how are we able to love animals and love eating animals? 

    Loughnan, Steve; Bratanova, Boyka; Puvia, Elisa (In-Mind Italia, 2012)
    The relationship between people and animals is morally complex. This complexity stems from our ambivalent treatment of animals and is nowhere better captured than in the consumption of meat. Meat eating is morally ...
  • A mechanistic explanation linking adaptive mutation, niche change, and fitness advantage for the Wrinkly Spreader 

    Spiers, Andrew J. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014-01-16)
    Experimental evolution studies have investigated adaptive radiation in static liquid microcosms using the environmental bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25. In evolving populations a novel adaptive mutant known as the ...
  • Mechatronics - more questions than answers 

    Bradley, David A. (Elsevier, 2010-12)
    Since the introduction of mechatronics as an integrated and integrating approach to the design, development and operation of complex systems, there have been significant developments in technology, and in particular in ...
  • Media for industrial fermentations 

    Walker, Graeme M. (Academic Press, 2014)
    This chapter provides an overview of media used for the growth and metabolism of microorganisms in industrial fermentations for the production of foods and beverages. The sources of carbon, nitrogen, inorganic compounds, ...
  • Mediating the Scottish independence debate 

    Law, Alex (AMES, 2015)
    In the six months leading up to the referendum vote on 18 September 2014 Scotland experienced a period of exceptionally heightened political discourse, a widespread form of political participation unusual in western ...
  • Medical methods, risks to public health and exclusion from patentability 

    Bonadio, Enrico (Lexxion, 2010)
    On 15 February 2010 the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) released an important decision regarding the exclusion from patentability of certain surgical methods. The EBA held that the ...
  • Medium-term performance and maintenance of SUDS: a case-study of Hopwood Park Motorway Service Area, UK 

    Heal, K. V.; Bray, R.; Willingale, S. A. J.; Briers, M.; Napier, F.; Jefferies, Christopher; Fogg, P. (IWA Publishing, 2009)
    One of the main barriers to implementing SUDS is concern about performance and maintenance costs since there are few well-documented case-studies. This paper summarizes studies conducted between 2000 and 2008 of the ...
  • Medium-term performance and maintenance of SUDS: a case-study of Hopwood Park Motorway Service Area, UK 

    Heal, K. V.; Bray, R.; Willingale, S. A. J.; Briers, M.; Napier, F.; Jefferies, Christopher; Fogg, P. (IAHR/IWA, 2008-08)
    One of the main barriers to implementing SUDS is concern about performance and maintenance costs since there are few well-documented case-studies. This paper summarizes studies conducted between 2000 and 2008 of the ...
  • Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) genotype influences erythemal sensitivity to psoralen–ultraviolet A photochemotherapy 

    Smith, G.; Wilkie, M. J. V.; Deeni, Yusuf Y.; Farr, P. M.; Ferguson, J.; Wolf, C. R.; Ibbotson, S. H. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007-12)
    Background The melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) is a highly polymorphic G protein-coupled receptor. Inheritance of various MC1R alleles has been associated with a red hair/fair skin phenotype, increased incidence of skin ...
  • Meme transmission in artificial proto-cultures 

    Guest, Andrew K. (Abertay UniversityScience Engineering and Technoloy, 2014-10)
    "I daresay you haven’t had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll, ...
  • A memory aid with remote communication using distributed technology 

    Szymkowiak, Andrea; Morrison, Kenny; Gregor, Peter; Shah, Prveen; Evans, Jonathan J.; Wilson, Barbara A. (Springer Verlag, 2005-01)
    Electronic memory aids have been used successfully to give reminders to individuals with memory problems. These aids usually present short action reminders that are acknowledged by the user. The recent enhancement of ...
  • A memory aid with remote communication: preliminary findings 

    Szymkowiak, Andrea; Morrison, Kenny; Gregor, Peter; Inglis, Elizabeth A.; Shah, Praveen; Evans, Jonathan J.; Wilson, Barbara A. (Elsevier, 2005)
    Memory problems are often associated with ageing and are among the most common effects of brain injury. Such problems can severely disrupt daily life and put huge strain on family members and carers. Electronic devices ...
  • Memory conformity and the perceived accuracy of self versus other 

    Allan, Kevin; Midjord, J. Palli; Martin, Doug; Gabbert, Fiona (Psychonomic Society/Springer Verlag, 2012-02)
    Here, we demonstrate that the decision to conform to another person’s memory involves a strategic trade-off that balances the accuracy of one’s own memory against that of another person. We showed participants three household ...
  • Memory conformity: can eyewitnesses influence each other's memories for an event? 

    Gabbert, Fiona; Memon, Amina; Allan, Kevin (John Wiley & Sons, 2003-07)
    The current study investigated memory conformity effects between individuals who witness and then discuss a criminal event, employing a novel procedure whereby each member of a dyad watches a different video of the same ...
  • Memory conformity: disentangling the steps toward influence during a discussion 

    Gabbert, Fiona; Memon, Amina; Wright, Daniel B. (Psychonomic Society, 2006-06)
    When two people see the same event and discuss it, one person's memory report can influence what the other person subsequently claims to remember. We refer to this as memory conformity. In the present article, two factors ...
  • Menstrual cycle, pregnancy and oral contraceptive use alter attraction to apparent health in faces 

    Jones, B. C.; Perrett, D. I.; Little, A. C.; Boothroyd, L.; Cornwell, R. E.; Feinberg, D. R.; Tiddeman, B. P.; Whiten, S.; Pitman, R. M.; Hillier, S. G.; Burt, D. M.; Stirrat, M. R.; Law Smith, M. J.; Moore, Fhionna R. (The Royal Society, 2005-02)
    Previous studies demonstrating changes in women's face preferences have emphasized increased attraction to cues to possible indirect benefits (e.g. heritable immunity to infection) that coincides with periods of high ...
  • Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice 

    Feinberg, D. R.; Jones, B. C.; Law Smith, M. J.; Moore, Fhionna R.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Cornwell, R. E.; Hillier, S. G.; Perrett, D. I. (Elsevier, 2006-02)
    Men with low testosterone (feminine men) invest in relationships and offspring more than men with high testosterone (masculine men). Women’s attraction to testosterone dependent traits (e.g. masculine face shape) is ...
  • A mental health worker's experiences of a patient’s suicide - John 

    Haith, Mark P. (Chellehead Works, 2010)