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  • Chemistry driven by suction 

    Wu, Zhilin; Ondruschka, Bernd; Zhang, Yongchun; Bremner, David H.; Shen, Haifeng; Franke, Marcus (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009)
    The use of suction rather than positive pressure hydrodynamic cavitation is suggested as an energy efficient green technology. The restriction orifice for creating hydrodynamic cavitation is fixed on the suction side of ...
  • The chemistry of ultrasonic degradation of organic compounds 

    Bremner, David H.; Burgess, Arthur E.; Chand, Rashmi (Bentham Science Publishers, 2011-01)
    The destruction of toxic organic molecules using advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) is a potent tool for pollution control and environmental protection. Ultrasound is a convenient and effective method of generating hydroxyl ...
  • Child-directed speech prosody in adolescents: relationship to 2D:4D, empathy, and attitudes towards children. 

    Kempe, Vera (Elsevier, 2009-10)
    This study explores how 2D:4D digit ratio, Empathising Quotient (EQ), and child-related attitudes are linked to prosodic characteristics of child-directed speech (CDS) in childless adolescents. Pitch, pitch range, and ...
  • Children’s early acquisition of the passive: evidence from syntactic priming 

    Thatcher, Katherine; Branigan, Holly P.; McLean, Janet F.; Sorace, Antonella (University of Reading, 2008)
    We report an experiment that examined 3- and 4-year-old children’s representation of the passive structure. Early studies of typically-developing children’s acquisition of the passive suggest that this construction is ...
  • Children’s perception of uncanny human-like virtual characters 

    Tinwell, Angela; Sloan, Robin J. S. (Elsevier, 2014-07)
    The Uncanny Valley phenomenon predicts that humans will be less accepting, to the point of rejection, of synthetic agents with a human-like appearance. This is due to a perception of a strangeness or difference in how those ...
  • Choreographing emotional facial expressions 

    Sloan, Robin J. S.; Robinson, Brian; Scott-Brown, Kenneth C.; Moore, Fhionna R.; Cook, Malcolm (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010-05)
    While much is known about the appearance and human perception of emotional facial expressions, researchers and professionals experience difficulties when attempting to create believable animated characters. Methods for ...
  • A circular harmonic quantized amplitude compensated matched filter 

    Zhang, H.; Wang, Z. Q.; Cartwright, Colin M.; Ding, M. S.; Cook, N. J.; Gillespie, W. A. (Elsevier, 1998)
    The circular harmonic expansion technique has been applied to the quantized amplitude-compensated matched filter for rotation-invariant recognition. The filter is an amplitude filter with three discrete grey levels. The ...
  • Clausen's series 3F2(1) with integral parameter differences and transformations of the hypergeometric function 2F2(x) 

    Miller, A. R.; Paris, Richard B. (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
    We obtain summation formulas for the hypergeometric series 3 F 2(1) with at least one pair of numeratorial and denominatorial parameters differing by a negative integer. The results derived for the latter are used to obtain ...
  • Client preferences in counselling for alcohol problems: a qualitative investigation 

    Walls, Jillian; McLeod, Julia; McLeod, John (Wiley, 2016-02-05)
    Background: Incorporating client expectations and preferences into the counselling process can lead to more positive outcomes and lower rates of dropout. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore preferences for ...
  • Climate Change and Intellectual Property 

    Bonadio, Enrico (Lexxion, 2010)
    The article first highlights the poor results obtained by the 2009 Copenhagen Conference with reference to Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs), particularly climate technologies. It stresses that in the Copenhagen ...
  • Clinical risk assessment in secure care 

    Roychowdhury, Ashimesh; Natarajan, Muthusamy; O'Shea, Laura E.; Dickens, Geoffrey L. (RCPsych Publications, 2015)
    This is the first of two linked chapters examining the closely related concepts of risk assessment and risk management in secure mental healthcare. In this chapter, we consider the nature of risk in the context of secure ...
  • Clinically relevant enhancement of human sperm motility using compounds with reported phosphodiesterase inhibitor activity 

    Tardif, Steve; Madamidola, Oladipo; Brown, Sean G.; Frame, Lorna; Lefièvre, Linda; Wyatt, Paul G.; Barratt, Christopher L. R.; Martins da Silva, Sarah J. (Oxford University Press, 2014-08-14)
    STUDY QUESTION Can we identify compound(s) with reported phosphodiesterase inhibitor (PDEI) activity that could be added to human spermatozoa in vitro to enhance their motility without compromising other sperm functions? ...
  • Co-activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and protein tyrosine phosphatase underlies metabotropic glutamate receptor-dependent long-term depression 

    Moult, Peter R.; Corrêa, Sônia A. L.; Collingridge, Graham L.; Fitzjohn, Stephen M.; Bashir, Zafar I. (Wiley, 2008-05)
    Long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) are forms of synaptic plasticity thought to contribute to learning and memory. Much is known about the mechanisms of NMDA receptor-dependent LTD in the CA1 region ...
  • Coaches’ satisfaction with their athletic partnerships 

    Lorimer, Ross (21C Education Publishing Company, 2009-07)
    Coaches play a key role in the development of athletes, and the close relationships that they form can have a profound impact upon both partners (Jowett, 2007). One factor that has been linked with the quality of that ...
  • Cognitive and learning difficulties and how they affect access to IT systems 

    Keates, Simeon; Adams, Ray; Bodine, Cathy; Czaja, Sara; Gordon, Wayne; Gregor, Peter; Hacker, Emily; Hanson, Vicki; Kemp, John; Laff, Mark; Lewis, C.; Pieper, M.; Richards, J.; Rose, D.; Savidis, A.; Schultz, G.; Snayd, P.; Trewin, S.; Varker, P. (Springer Verlag, 2007-04)
    In October 2005, the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center and T.J. Watson Research Center hosted a symposium on “cognitive and learning difficulties and how they affect access to IT systems”. The central premise of ...
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy from the perspective of clients with mild intellectual disabilities: a qualitative investigation of process issues 

    Pert, C.; Jahoda, A.; Stenfert Kroese, B.; Trower, P.; Dagnan, D.; Selkirk, Mhairi (Blackwell Publishing, 2013-04)
    Clinicians working with clients who have mild intellectual disabilities (IDs) have shown growing enthusiasm for using a cognitive behavioural approach, amid increasing evidence of good treatment outcomes for this client ...
  • Cognitive impairments, HCI and daily living 

    Keates, Simeon; Kozloski, James; Varker, Philip (Springer Verlag, 2009)
    As computer systems become increasingly more pervasive in everyday life, it is simultaneously becoming ever more important that the concept of universal access is accepted as a design mantra. While many physical impairments ...
  • Cognitive predictors of generalization of Russian grammatical gender categories 

    Kempe, Vera; Brooks, Patricia J.; Kharkhurin, Anatoliy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010-03)
    This study explores how learners generalize grammatical categories such as noun gender. Adult native English speakers with no prior knowledge of Russian (N = 47, ages 17–55 years) were trained to categorize Russian masculine ...
  • Collaborations: smoothing the transition experience 

    Simpson, Edward; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Leslie, D. (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, 2015-06)
    A unique approach to providing students in transition to a new HE experience is for HE and FE institutions to offer collaborative delivery and management of courses. Abertay University works in collaboration with Fife ...
  • Collapse of single stable states via a fractal attraction basin: analysis of a representative metabolic network 

    Liu, Junli; Crawford, John W.; Leontiou, Konstantinos I. (The Royal Society, 2005-08)
    The impact of external forcing on an enzymatic reaction system with a single finite stable state is investigated. External forcing impacts on the system in two distinct ways: firstly, the reaction system undergoes a series ...