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‘But Yehoshuah knew the numbers’: Reading Joshua Cohen’s Book of Numbers as Biblical Adaptation

This article considers Joshua Cohen’s 2015 Book of Numbers as an adaptation of the biblical Numbers. Drawing on personal interviews and Cohen’s novel, I trace how Cohen uses the structures and themes of the biblical Numbers to write about the contemporary technological world. By recasting the biblical source into a technological form, Cohen suggests that the digital world offers a ...

The phase diagrams of KCaF3 and NaMgF3 by ab initio simulations

ABF3 compounds have been found to make valuable low-pressure analogues for high-pressure silicate phases that are present in the Earth’s deep interior and that may also occur in the interiors of exoplanets. The phase diagrams of two of these materials, KCaF3 and NaMgF3, have been investigated in detail by static ab initio computer simulations based on density functional theory. Six ...

Users’ participation and social influence during information spreading on Twitter

Online Social Networks generate a prodigious wealth of real-time information at an incessant rate. In this paper we study the empirical data that crawled from Twitter to describe the topology and information spreading dynamics of Online Social Networks. We propose a measurement with three measures to state the efforts of users on Twitter to get their information spreading, based on ...

How design guides learning from matrix diagrams

Compared to text, diagrams are superior in their ability to structure and summarize information and to show relations between concepts and ideas. Perceptual cues, like arrows, are expected to improve the retention of diagrams by guiding the learner towards important elements or showing a preferred reading sequence. In our experiment, we analyzed how students studied four different ...

An approximated decision-theoretic algorithm for minimization of the Tversky loss under the multi-label framework

In this paper, we addressed the problem of building a decision-theoretic classifier tailored for minimizing the Tversky loss under the framework of multi-label classification. The proposed approach is a generalization of the Dembczyński \(F_{\beta }\) measure optimization algorithm. The introduced technique is based on a series of discrete linear approximations of the Tversky ...

Centralisatie versus regionalisatie van de prostaatkankerzorg in Nederland

Er is veel discussie over de vraag of centralisatie de prostaatkankerzorg in Nederland kan verbeteren. Kwaliteit verbetert immers naarmate je iets vaker doet. Echter, hoe ver dient een centralisatie te worden doorgevoerd? Zijn twee klinieken, naar het voorbeeld van de Martini-Klinik in Hamburg met 1000 prostaatoperaties per jaar, haalbaar voor Nederland? De argumenten hiervoor zijn ...

Experimental and Numerical Researches on the Seismic Behavior of Tubular Reinforced Concrete Columns of Air-Cooling Structures

Tubular reinforced concrete columns of air-cooling condenser structures, which undertake the most weight of air cooling equipment, are the major components to resist lateral forces under earthquake. Once collapsed, huge casualties and economic loss would be caused. Thus, four 1/8 scaled specimens were fabricated and tested through the pseudo-static testing method. Failure modes and ...

Identification of Polymorphic Forms of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Low-Concentration Dry Powder Formulations by Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction

Background The identification of different (pseudo) polymorphs of an active pharmaceutical ingredient in dry powder formulations is of importance during development and entire product lifecycle, e.g., quality control. Whereas determination of polymorphic differences of pure substances is rather easy, in dry powder formulations, it is generally difficult and the difficulties ...

Troponin as ischemic biomarker is related with all three echocardiographic risk factors for sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ESC Guidelines 2014)

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk stratification is the most important preventive action in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The identification of the ischemia biomarker high sensitive troponin I (hs-TnI) role for this arrhythmic disease may provide additional information for SCD risk stratification. The aim of the study was to compare echocardiographic parameters ...

Behandlung retroperitonealer Sarkome in Deutschland

Einleitung Retroperitoneale Sarkome sind seltene bösartige Tumore. In Deutschland existieren keine zentralisierte Behandlung und keine nationale Behandlungsleitlinie für retroperitoneale Sarkome. Ziel dieser Studie ist die Erfassung der primären Diagnostik und Therapie von retroperitonealen Sarkomen in Deutschland durch eine Onlineumfrage. Methodik Durchführung einer Umfrage an ...

From Solidification Processing to Microstructure to Mechanical Properties: A Multi-scale X-ray Study of an Al-Cu Alloy Sample

We follow an Al-12 at. pct Cu alloy sample from the liquid state to mechanical failure, using in situ X-ray radiography during directional solidification and tensile testing, as well as three-dimensional computed tomography of the microstructure before and after mechanical testing. The solidification processing stage is simulated with a multi-scale dendritic needle network model, ...

Statistically optimal estimation of Greenland Ice Sheet mass variations from GRACE monthly solutions using an improved mascon approach

We present an improved mascon approach to transform monthly spherical harmonic solutions based on GRACE satellite data into mass anomaly estimates in Greenland. The GRACE-based spherical harmonic coefficients are used to synthesize gravity anomalies at satellite altitude, which are then inverted into mass anomalies per mascon. The limited spectral content of the gravity anomalies ...

Could the use of bedside lung ultrasound reduce the number of chest x-rays in the intensive care unit?

Lung ultrasound can be used as an alternative to chest radiography (CXR) for the diagnosis and follow-up of various lung diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). Our aim was to evaluate the influence that introducing a routine daily use of lung ultrasound in critically ill patients may have on the number of CXRs and as a consequence, on medical costs and radiation exposure. Data ...

Current concepts in eosinophilic esophagitis

Background Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a disease entity first described in the 1990s, but showing an increasing incidence that is characterized clinically by esophageal dysfunction and histologically by a striking eosinophil infiltration. Methods This article discusses new aspects of the pathogenesis, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of EoE. Results EoE affects both ...

Cultural specificity versus institutional universalism: a critique of the National Integrity System (NIS) methodology

This article provides an assessment and critique of the National Integrity System approach and methodology, informed by the experience of conducting an NIS review in Cambodia. It explores four key issues that potentially undermine the relevance and value of NIS reports for developing democracies: the narrowly conceived institutional approach underpinning the NIS methodology; the ...

Combination therapies for primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinoma: a case report

Background Primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinomas are extremely rare. Because of the rarity of PHNEC, its clinical features and treatment outcomes are not well understood. A proper diagnosis and the correct therapeutic approach therefore remain clinically challenging. Case presentation A 67-year-old man was admitted to our department because of a liver tumor. Computed tomography ...

Complete chloroplast genome sequences of two endangered Phoebe (Lauraceae) species

Background Phoebe (Lauraceae) comprises of evergreen trees or shrubs with approximately 100 species, distributed in tropical and subtropical Asia and Neotropical America. A total of 34 species and three varieties occur in China. Despite of economic and ecological value, only limited genomic resources are available for this genus. Results We sequenced the two complete chloroplast ...