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Remote monitoring system for real time detection and classification of transmission line faults in a power grid using PMU measurements

Remote monitoring of transmission lines of a power system is significant for improved reliability and stability during fault conditions and protection system breakdowns. This paper proposes a smart backup monitoring system for detecting and classifying the type of transmission line fault occurred in a power grid. In contradiction to conventional methods, transmission line fault...

Functioning of the Primary Aquifer Relating to the Maider Basin, Morocco: Case of the Ordovician aquifer.

The basin of Maider is limited northly by the vast ensemble Oriental Saghro-Ougnate, from the east by the Tafilalet plain, from the west by the oriental Jbel Bani, finally from the south and south-east by the Cretaceous Hamada of Kern-Kem. During last decades, groundwater in the basin of Maider, is confronting degradation in both cases: Quantitative and qualitative, as a result...

Leaf spot disease on seedlings of Quercus acutissima caused by Tubakia dryina in Korea

Severe attack by a leaf spot disease was found on seedlings of Quercus acutissima in Jeungpyeong, Korea in 2017. Based on the morphological characteristics of the fungus, it was identified as a member of Tubakia. Sequence comparisons based on the ITS and 28S rDNA regions confirmed the identity of the fungus as Tubakia dryina. This is the first report of Tubakia leaf spot caused...

Biomarkers for IgA nephropathy on the basis of multi-hit pathogenesis

IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most prevalent glomerular disease worldwide and is associated with a poor prognosis. Development of curative treatment strategies and approaches for early diagnosis is necessary. Renal biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis and assessment of disease activity. However, reliable biomarkers are needed for the noninvasive diagnosis of this disease...

On a Tightrope

By Elizabeth Burton, Published on 05/06/18

The field experiments and model of the natural dust deposition effects on photovoltaic module efficiency

The maximisation of the efficiency of the photovoltaic system is crucial in order to increase the competitiveness of this technology. Unfortunately, several environmental factors in addition to many alterable and unalterable factors can significantly influence the performance of the PV system. Some of the environmental factors that depend on the site have to do with dust, soiling...

Anticalin® Proteins as Therapeutic Agents in Human Diseases

Anticalin proteins are an emerging class of clinical-stage biopharmaceuticals with high potential as an alternative to antibodies. Anticalin molecules are generated by combinatorial design from natural lipocalins, which are abundant plasma proteins in humans, and reveal a simple, compact fold dominated by a central β-barrel, supporting four structurally variable loops that form a...

Association between serum albumin level and incidence of end-stage renal disease in patients with Immunoglobulin A nephropathy: A possible role of albumin as an antioxidant agent

Serum albumin is the major intravascular antioxidant. Though oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), the association between serum albumin and the progression of IgAN is not entirely understood. This retrospective cohort study of 1,352 participants with biopsy-proven IgAN determined the associations between serum...

Palestinian schoolscapes in Israel

The linguistic repertoire of Palestinian citizens in Israel is complex and diverse. Arabic is the language of personal, cultural, and national identity. Hebrew is important for social mobility, higher education, and shared citizenship. English, as a global language, is a window to the wider world (Amara, Policy and teaching English to Palestinian students in Israel: An ecological...

The perceived and objectively measured effects of clinical pathways' implementation on medical care in China

Introduction Substantial resources have been expended on clinical pathways (CPs), but the reported effects of CPs on medical care vary considerably. This study sought to determine the effects of CPs on medical care in Chinese hospitals, including the perceived effects of CPs on medical care and the objectively measured patient outcomes. Methods Study data were obtained from 54...

A selective study of Information technologies to improve operations efficiency in construction

Today, information technologies (IT) are used in almost every production industry. While the aspects of IT are well studied and discussed in relevant monographs, articles, web sources, etc., this paper reviews the performance improvement options in the construction industry by leveraging IT. From a wide range of information technologies the author has picked the most relevant...

Investigation of thermo-oxidative ageing effects on the fatigue design of automotive anti-vibration parts

Elastomeric parts found in automotive anti-vibration systems are usually massive. Ageing therefore leads to heterogeneous properties, usually induced by several mechanisms due to the availability, or not, of oxygen in the part’s bulk. To better understand the effects of oxygen in the degradation process and on the fatigue properties, this paper aims at studying the ageing of a...

Spontaneous Reporting on Adverse Events by Consumers in the United States: An Analysis of the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System Database

BackgroundVoluntary reports on adverse events (AEs) submitted by consumers have been facilitated through the MedWatch program in the United States (US), but few studies have described the characteristics of voluntary reports.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to reveal the characteristics of current voluntary reports on AEs reported by consumers and healthcare professionals...

Transcriptome remodeling of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 during mcl-PHAs synthesis: effect of different carbon sources and response to nitrogen stress

Bacterial response to environmental stimuli is essential for survival. In response to fluctuating environmental conditions, the physiological status of bacteria can change due to the actions of transcriptional regulatory machinery. The synthesis and accumulation of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are one of the survival strategies in harsh environments. In this study, we used...

Sequencing of complete mitochondrial genomes confirms synonymization of Hyalomma asiaticum asiaticum and kozlovi, and advances phylogenetic hypotheses for the Ixodidae

Phylogeny of hard ticks (Ixodidae) remains unresolved. Mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) are increasingly used to resolve phylogenetic controversies, but remain unavailable for the entire large Hyalomma genus. Hyalomma asiaticum is a parasitic tick distributed throughout the Asia. As a result of great morphological variability, two subspecies have been recognised historically...

Comparison of Standards for Accessible Design between America and China

Aiming at the accessibility design and environmental constructions of China, comparing the differences of codes for accessibility design between domestic and abroad. It’s including four aspects: the difference in audience of accessible design, content of the facilities, quantitative indexes and vision and hearing accessible design. It analyzed that the early stage of our country...

Humans in the Environment: Plants, Animals and Landscapes in Mesolithic Britain and Ireland

Environmental archaeology has historically been central to Mesolithic studies in Britain and Ireland. Whilst processual archaeology was concerned with the economic significance of the environment, post-processual archaeology later rejected economically driven narratives, resulting in a turn away from plant and animal remains. Post-processual narratives focused instead on...

Alcohol Use in Adolescence and Later Working Memory: Findings From a Large Population-Based Birth Cohort

The study aimed to examine the association between adolescent alcohol use and working memory (WM) using a large population sample.

Development of apple chips technology

For develop of apple chips technology without chemical preservation osmotic dehydration in cherry or apple juice concentrates or fructooligosaccharide solutions and convection drying were used. Studies included the effect of dehydration on the mass transfer in apples and the quality of the final product. The temperature, type of osmotic solution and its concentration were...

Birth preparedness and complication readiness among women and couples and its association with skilled birth attendance in rural Bangladesh

Introduction Despite remarkable progress in maternal and neonatal health over past two decades, maternal and neonatal mortality in Bangladesh remain high, which is partially attributable to low use of skilled maternal and newborn health (MNH) services. Birth preparedness and complications readiness (BCPR) is recommended by the World Health Organization and by the Government of...

High Fidelity Modeling Method of High Performance Electromechanical Actuator

The accuracy of high performance electromechanical actuator(EMA) system model has important influence on the simulation accuracy of aircraft guidance and control loop. Aiming at solving the deficiency in the reflection of EMA characteristics using traditional second-order model, a high-fidelity global coupling modular structure modeling method is proposed. Based on the analysis...