Now showing items 1158-1177 of 1990

  • 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)
  • Mental object rotation and egocentric body transformation: two dissociable processes? 

    Jola, Corinne; Mast, F. (Taylor & Francis, 2005)
    An important question in studies on mental rotation is whether the mental object rotation and the egocentric body transformation rely on dissociable mechanisms. We tested non-dancers and professional dancers as experts in ...
  • Meta-heuristic combining prior online and offline information for the quadratic assignment problem 

    Sun, Jianyong; Zhang, Qingfu; Yao, Xin (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014-03)
    The construction of promising solutions for NP-hard combinatorial optimization problems (COPs) in meta-heuristics is usually based on three types of information, namely a priori information, a posteriori information learned ...
  • A method for resolving security vulnerabilities through the use of design patterns 

    Walker, Nick; Coull, Natalie J.; Ferguson, R. Ian; Milne, Allan C. (Springer, 2014-05-14)
    Most software development companies conduct in-house testing of their code prior to releasing their product, yet software vulnerabilities are still found every single day in the most prevalent of applications. Memory ...
  • Method to quantify short-term dynamics in carbon dioxide emission following controlled soil deformation 

    Otten, Wilfred; Watts, Chris W.; Longstaff, Dave (American Society of Agronomy, 2000)
    Tillage of soils often decreases soil organic matter content and increases CO2 emission. Enhanced CO2 emission induced by tillage may provide an early indication of the likely consequences of soil management on soil organic ...
  • Methods of estimating the discharge of gross solids from combined sewer systems 

    Jefferies, Christopher (IWA Publishing, 1992)
    Visible pollution discharged from two combined sewer overflows were studied using passive Trash Trap devices and the UK Water Research Centre Gross Solids Sampler. Relationships are presented for the number of visible ...
  • Methods of using carbon nanotubes as filter media to remove aqueous heavy metals 

    Tian, Yuan; Gao, Bin; Morales, Verónica L.; Wu, Lei; Wang, Yu; Munoz-Carpena, Rafael; Cao, Can; Huang, Qingguo; Yang, Liuyan (Elsevier, 2012-11)
    Although carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are well known to have a strong affinity to various heavy metals in aqueous solution, little research has been dedicated to exploit their use in fixed-bed water treatment systems (e.g., ...
  • Microbial aspects of sewage and sewage sludge in Dundee, Scotland 

    Jefferies, Christopher; Young, H. K.; McGregor, I. (IWA Publishing, 1990)
    Studies of the populations of coliforms and faecal streptococci in sewage and sewer sediments have been carried out in Dundee. Samples have been obtained and tested by standard methods from five storm and five dry weather ...
  • Microbial distribution in soils: physics and scaling 

    Young, Iain M.; Crawford, John W.; Nunan, Naoise; Otten, Wilfred; Spiers, Andrew J. (Elsevier, 2008)
    In a handful of fertile soil there are billions of microorganisms and yet, even with a conservative estimate, the surface area covered by these organisms is considerably less than 1%. What does this tell us about the ...
  • Microemulsions are highly effective anti-biofilm agents 

    Al-Adham, I. S. I.; Al-Hmoud, N. D.; Khalil, E.; Kierans, M.; Collier, Phillip J. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2003-02)
    Aims: The demonstration of the antibiofilm effects of pharmaceutical microemulsions. Methods and Results: Microemulsions were prepared as physically stable oil/water systems. Previous work by this group has shown that ...
  • Microscale heterogeneity explains experimental variability and non-linearity in soil organic matter mineralisation 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Battaia, Guillaume; Schmidt, Sonja; Baveye, Philippe C.; Chenu, Claire; Otten, Wilfred (PLoS, 2015-05-19)
    Soil respiration represents the second largest CO2 flux from terrestrial ecosystems to the atmosphere, and a small rise could significantly contribute to further increase in atmospheric CO2. Unfortunately, the extent of ...
  • Microscopic structure of liquid dimethyl sulphoxide and its electrolyte solutions: molecular dynamics simulations 

    Adya, Ashok K.; Kalugin, Oleg N.; Volobuev, Maxim N.; Kolesnik, Yaroslav V. (Taylor & Francis, 2001-05)
    Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of pure dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) and solutions of Na+, Ca2+, Cl-, NaCl and CaCl2 in DMSO have been performed at 298.15 K and 398.15 K in NVT ensembles by using a four-interaction-site ...
  • Mineralisation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid by acoustic or hydrodynamic cavitation in conjunction with the advanced Fenton process 

    Bremner, David H.; Di Carlo, Stefano; Chakinala, Anand G.; Cravotto, Giancarlo (Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 2008-04)
    The mineralisation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) in the presence of zero-valent iron and hydrogen peroxide (the Advanced Fenton process – AFP) whilst being subjected to acoustic or hydrodynamic cavitation is ...
  • Mineralisation of surfactants using ultrasound and the Advanced Fenton Process 

    Naldoni, Alberto; Schiboula, Alessandro; Bianchi, Claudia L.; Bremner, David H. (Springer Verlag, 2011-02)
    The destruction of the surfactants, sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate (DBS) and dodecyl pyridinium chloride (DPC), using an advanced oxidation process is described. The use of zero valent iron (ZVI) and hydrogen peroxide ...
  • The minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification 

    Field, Dawn; Garrity, George; Gray, Tanya; Morrison, Norman; Selengut, Jeremy; Sterk, Peter; Tatusova, Tatiana; Thomson, Nicholas; Allen, Michael J.; Angiuoli, Samuel V.; Ashburner, Michael; Axelrod, Nelson; Baldauf, Sandra; Ballard, Stuart; Boore, Jeffrey; Cochrane, Guy; Cole, James; Dawyndt, Peter; De Vos, Paul; dePamphilis, Claude; Edwards, Robert; Faruque, Nadeem; Feldman, Robert; Gilbert, Jack; Gilna, Paul; Glöckner, Frank Oliver; Goldstein, Philip; Guralnick, Robert; Haft, Dan; Hancock, David; Hermjakob, Henning; Hertz-Fowler, Christiane; Hugenholtz, Phil; Joint, Ian; Kagan, Leonid; Kane, Matthew; Kennedy, Jessie; Kowalchuk, George; Kottmann, Renzo; Kolker, Eugene; Kravitz, Saul; Kyrpides, Nikos; Leebens-Mack, Jim; Lewis, Suzanna E.; Li, Kelvin; Lister, Allyson L.; Lord, Phillip; Maltsev, Natalia; Markowitz, Victor; Martiny, Jennifer; Methe, Barbara; Mizrachi, Ilene; Moxon, Richard; Nelson, Karen; Parkhill, Julian; Proctor, Lita; White, Owen; Sansone, Susanna-Assunta; Spiers, Andrew J.; Stevens, Robert; Swift, Paul; Taylor, Chris; Tateno, Yoshio; Tett, Adrian; Turner, Sarah; Ussery, David; Vaughan, Bob; Ward, Naomi; Whetzel, Trish; San Gil, Ingio; Wilson, Gareth; Wipat, Anil (Nature Publishing Group, 2008-05)
    With the quantity of genomic data increasing at an exponential rate, it is imperative that these data be captured electronically, in a standard format. Standardization activities must proceed within the auspices of open-access ...
  • Missing persons: the processes and challenges of police investigation 

    Fyfe, Nicholas R.; Stevenson, Olivia; Woolnough, Penny (Routledge, 2014-02-05)
    Responding to reports of missing persons represents one of the biggest demands on the resources of police organisations. In the UK, for example, it is estimated that over 300,000 missing persons incidents are recorded by ...
  • A model for water flow through rock fractures based on friction factor 

    Zhang, Zhenyu; Nemcik, Jan; Qiao, Qiuqiu; Geng, Xueyu (Springer-Verlag, 2014-03-06)
    Rock fracture roughness and tortuosity caused by contact asperities produce extra resistance for fluid flow in comparison with the channel consisting of two smooth parallel plates. To characterise the role of roughness and ...
  • Model reduction by condensed continued-fraction method 

    Lucas, T. Nigel (Institution of Engineering and Technology, 1985-08)
    It is shown how the continued-fraction method of Chen and Shieh may be used on part of the transfer function to produce reduced-order models when its normal application is unsatisfactory. In addition, the truncation method ...
  • Model reduction by generalised least-squares method 

    Lucas, T. Nigel; Munro, A. R. (Institution of Engineering and Technology, 1991-07)
    The method of model reduction by least-squares moment matching is generalised to include Markov parameters in the process. This is seen to enhance the flexibility of the method with very little extra computational requirement. ...