The paper proposes a way of parallel processing of SURF and Open CV based on fast moving object recognition and tracking. The recognition of object and tracking is one of the most important task in computer vision, however the disadvantage of this is many such as operations that cause processing speed slower which disables real-time object recognition and tracking. The proposed method suggests a typical way of feature extraction called SURF and for moving object Open CV is used to reduce the disadvantage as said before which include real-time moving object recognition and tracking. Along with these parallel processing techniques are added for to improving the speed.
The study area , which is located in the Western Desert Anbar province, Iraq contains several valleys. This study aims to determine the amount of sediment coming from the valleys and flowing into the Haditha Dam reservoir for 25 years ago for the period (1985-2010)and its impact on design lifetime of the Haditha Dam reservoir and to determine the best ways to reduce the sediment transport. This study included the extraction properties of spatial and morphological basins studied by using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model linked to (GIS) to find the amount of sediment and rates of flow that flows into the Haditha reservoir . The result indicated that total amount of sediment coming from all valleys about (2.56 * 106 ton). The maximum annual total sediment load was about (488.22 * 103 ton ) in year 1988 due to the surface runoff about 167.79 * 106 m3 ,While the minimum annual total sediment load was about (8.62 * 103 ton ) in year 2007. This due to the total runoff volume which was 5.67×106 m3 . Model calibration and verification were carried out using flow rate and sediment yield data observed at the study area and the results were satisfactory.
The extraction of the constituents of some local plants- baphia nitida(yellow and red camwood), curcuma lunga(non-edible ginger)and tectona grandis(teak leaves)from Abakaliki using distilled water, methanol and chloroform as solvents was carried out.The indicator and dyeing properties in acid-base medium as well as on cotton and polyester fabrics were determined.A comparative study of these extracts with available standard indicators( methyl orange and phenolphthalein) was carried out to evaluate the accuracy and workability of these plant extracts as acid-base indicators and dyes. The results obtained were similar to those of the commercial/ standard indicators for titrimetric analysis for strong acid/strong base; strong acid/weak base;weak acid/strong base and weak acid/weak base. These extracts were also used to dye unmordanted cotton and polyester fabrics and also cotton and polyester mordanted with CuS04, FeCl3, SnCl2 and K2Cr2O7,. These mordanted fabrics were fast to wash, alkali and acid.
The present scientific work is emphasizing the importance of ITC (Information Technology and Communications) introduction as part of knowledge economy in all the sectorso of activity. The agriculture is one of the sectors in which the ITC is not very much used but the ultimate researches demonstrates that the intoduction of ERP systems, ITC and GPS technologies in working the field, efficientize the activities in this sector and bring more value added. Introducing technology in any domain means evolution in all of us interest, evolution brings well- being in the society and facilitates the processes. Thorough this paper we want to present the results of our analysis on the subject matter in Romania, a European country with big agricol potential.
6BMany research work on light weight porcelinite aggregate concrete has been carried out in several Iraqi Universities including studying mechanical properties , shear strength , flexural strength for beams … etc . In this work, an attempt is made to produce high strength light weight aggregate concrete . In this research , different materials are used to produce high strength light weight concrete including ordinary Portland cement , natural crushed fine aggregate and light weight porcelinite coarse aggregate , metakaolin, and silica fume. The experimental program consists of casting and testing total of (60) specimens included (12) specimens of 100 mm concrete cube , (12) specimens of (100×200) mm concrete cylinder , (24) specimens of (150×300) mm concrete cylinder and (12) specimens of (100×100×500) mm concrete prisms . The tests were carried out on fresh and hardened concrete including workability (slump test) , unit weight (fresh and hardened ) , compressive strength , indirect tensile strength , flexural strength , water absorption and modulus of elasticity. The aim to investigate the optimum ratio of metakaolin and silica fume to produce high strength light weight aggregate concrete using local materials and compare the results with ordinary light weight aggregate concrete .
The scope of this research is to emphasize the problems related to human resources management in projects that seems to be the most popular way to organize an enterprise or public institution in these days.\nThe main problem that appears is that related to the management of the project and gathering people, forming and leading a project team in different type of organizations. We will explore the team building process, the project manager’s leading capacities and qualities and the ways to develop a project team.\nThe globalization means the internationalization of business and the modernization of the management techniques and practices. Taking into consideration that the leaders are the changes main factors we will study the ways they manage this thorough the teams they lead.\nAlso we will present some models and theories of effective teams building and leading and steps to build such teams. Based on these models we will analyze the subject matter for international project teams and the manager/leader’s problems related to building and developing, but most important maintaining and successful leading this kind of teams and implementing successful projects.
Ferrocement is one of the structural materials, widely used due to its advantage from its particular behavior such as mechanical properties, and impact strength. The main aim of this work was to investigate the behavior of ferrocement reinforced with waste plastic fibers WPF panels under impact loading.
A total of 48 ferrocement panels with dimensions of (500×500×50 mm) were constructed and tested, 32 panels tested under low velocity impact. For low velocity impact test at age of (56) days, the results showed that the addition of waste plastic fibers increased the number of blows which were required to make the first crack and ultimate failure, with the increase of number of wire mesh layers.
Data is an entity which has only augmentation factor in any sector considered for example internet, wireless communication systems and so on, this leads to provoking the uneasiness in the location of anomaly or irregularity in such gigantic data. Consequently the launch of significant algorithm for such outcomes had been developed. In this paper, we have show the importance of CLIQUE Clustering Algorithm for discovery peculiarity in Breast Cancer, as it has the characterization mining without a focus to recognize the anomaly. The Algorithm on a whole is described in a detail view and is been shown how it could be utilized for the purpose of anomaly detection. The resultant of the algorithm is scrutinized and its advantages and disadvantages are stated on the resultant’s view.
The purpose of this analysis is to look at how the international sanctions have influenced on Russian economy and also on energy security of European Union (EU) countries.\nThe main focus is general and energy trade between the EU and Russia. Energy security is one of the most important problems for the EU. The majority of the EU countries are energy poor of region. Russia is the largest supplier of energy to the EU. With respect to sharp political and economic situation in Eastern Europe, with the EU and Russia on mutual partial economic blockade, has become a very actual, that is the position of energy in the European countries.\nWhat is the outlook for a partial boycott of resources? What can be expected from Russia? How does this impact on Russian business and foreign trade? Have it has the effect the sanctions? What is the impact the partial boycott of resources? That\'s have been analyzed on the basis of the European Union and Russia to first quarter 2015, beginning of the whole economy, then external trade.
The surface water quality analysis is very important in order to identify potential sources of contamination. The pollution of surface water can occur because of unauthorized discharge of a variety of materials or pollutants, and cultivated fields from which migratory pollutants are carried into the water bodies by melting snow. The current paper presents the results of quality indicators\' analysis (oxygen saturation (dissolved oxygen) (mg O2/l); an active water reaction, pH; suspended solids (mg/l); biochemical oxygen demand BOD7 (mg O2/l); phosphate (mgP/l); nitrite (mgN/l); nitrate (mgN/l); ammonium (mgN/l); total phosphorus (mgP/l); total nitrogen (mgN/l); colour (mg/l Pt)) of some surface water bodies (the Dubysa, Reizgupis, Vilkupis, Kriokle rivers and Prabaudos pond) in the Nemunas River basin. The research demonstrated that the majority of non-compliances and exceedances with values and the maximum allowable concentrations stated in the hygiene norms can be found in the Reizgupis river. According to the analyzed surface water quality indicators, the ecological conditions of the surface water bodies were determined.
A recently discovered tumor metastasis gene, called breast cancer metastasis suppressor gene-1 (BRMS1), reportedly plays an important role in the progression of human tumor. This study will investigate the role of BRSM1 in colon cancer since it has never been investigated. Cul3 is a component of E3 ubiquitin ligase and it is a binding partner of BRSM1. Interaction between BRMS1 and Cul3 is mediated by the SPOP adaptor protein. \nThe present study investigated how colorectal cancer is associated with BRSM1 expression level and SPOP gene mutation and the value of BRSM1 expression level in prognosis and metastasis of colorectal cancer. In formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue samples of 60 patients we examined BRSM1 mRNA expression level and SPOP mutations in hotspot region. Our results showed that BRMS1 expression was significantly associated with lymph node metastasis in colorectal cancer patients. However, we found no mutation in SPOP gene in the area investigated. Although our results indicate that high expression level of BRSM1 in colorectal cancer plays an important role in suppression of tumor metastasis, further studies on larger samples of patients are needed to support this conclusion.
In this paper, we investigate join and meet preserving maps, fuzzy\nquasi-orders and Alexandrov (fuzzy) topologies determined by fuzzy\nrelations. Moreover, we study the relationships among order\npreserving maps, join and meet preserving maps, continuous maps and\nfuzzy continuous maps on sets and factor sets. We give their\nexamples.
Objectives: To evaluate the effect of dwell time, temperature range and number of thermocycles on the micro-leakage (ML) of dental restorations and to propose a set of settings to be used. Materials & Methods: Class V cavities were prepared at the cement-enamel junction on the buccal surfaces. The systems Xeno III/Esthet X (n=135 teeth) and Adper Prompt-L-Pop/F2000 (n=135 teeth) were used to restore the teeth. For each system teeth were randomly divided into 9 groups: three groups subjected to 200 cycles, dwell time 60s and temperature ranges of 25°- 35°C, 15° - 45°C and 5°- 55°C; three groups subjected to dwell time 30s, temperature 5°- 55°C at 100, 200 and 400 cycles; and three groups subjected to 200 cycles, temperature 5°-55°C and dwell times of 30sec, 60sec and 120sec. Teeth were sectioned and examined under a light microscope for dye penetration. Results: The Xeno system (XIII): In general, an increasing trend in micro-leakage was found with an increase in the number of cycles, as well as an increase in temperature. However, no significant difference (p>0.05; ANOVA and Tukey Kramer) was found at different dwell times. It also appears that in some cases, maximum micro-leakage levels were reached at certain settings whereafter no further effects could be demonstrated. No definite trend could be deduced from the Adper system because of the small micro-leakages found throughout. Conclusion: The suggested settings to be used for the micro-leakage determination of different restoratives are: 400 thermo-cycles, a dwell time of 60 seconds and a temperature range of 5°C - 55°C. Furthermore, restorative systems with very low micro-leakages cannot be used to determine any settings.
The main idea is to solve the system of Maxwell’s equations in accordance with the causality principle to get the energy quantities via Airy functions in a hollow rectangular waveguide. Evolutionary Approach to Electromagnetics which is an analytical time-domain method is used. The boundary-value problem for the system of Maxwell’s equations is reformulated in transverse and longitudinal coordinates. A self-adjoint operator is obtained and the complete set of eigenvectors of the operator initiates an orthonormal basis of the solution space. Hence, the sought electromagnetic field can be presented in terms of this basis. Within the presentation, the scalar coefficients are governed by Klein-Gordon equation. Ultimately, in this study, time-domain waveguide problem is solved analytically in accordance with the causality principle. Moreover, the graphical results are shown for the case when the energy and surplus of the energy for the time-domain waveguide modes are represented via Airy functions.
Introduction. Large-scale survey studies are required to define regional factors affecting male sexual health status to obtain optimal management strategies.\nAims. We aimed to determine the male sexual health status in Turkish aging male population focusing on ejaculation difficulties and related demographic, social, and medical factors.\nMethods. A cross-sectional field survey study was performed where participants were visited in their houses by trained nurses and/or health care staff and asked to complete study questionnaires.\nMain Outcome Measures. The participants completed a nationally validated study questionnaire collecting data on socio-demographic and medical characteristics; as well as the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), International Index of Erectile Function-Erectile Function (IIEF-EF) questionnaire, and Male Sexual Health Questionnaire-4 (MSHQ-4). The effect of socio-demographic characteristics, IPSS questionnaire items and total IPSS and IIEF scores on to MSHQ-4 item-based scores and to total score were analyzed to investigate the factors affecting the frequency and force of ejaculation, amount of semen, and ejaculation difficulties (EjD).\nResults. A total of 2760 subjects (mean age, 54.17±10.65 years) completed the survey. The prevalence of moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms was 16.3% of the participants, moderate to severe ED was 7.4% and moderate to severe EjD was 12.8%. Almost 99% of the participants were affected by mild to severe EjD. The most common comorbid diseases were hypertension (26.1%), dyslipidemia (21.9%), and diabetes mellitus (13.4%). Age, monthly income, pelvic surgery/ trauma, cardiovascular diseases, prostatic hypertrophy, low testosterone level, dyspnea/asthma and IPSS and IEFF total scores were found to be independent determinants affecting EjD. The overall independent determinants affecting the MSHQ-4 total score were age, education status, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, dyspnea/asthma, neurological diseases and IPSS and IEFF total scores.\nConclusion. Ejaculation difficulties are strongly correlated with age, several comorbidities, LUTS, and erectile function status in Turkish aging male population.
OBJECTIVE\nTo compare the absorption effectiveness of a custom made dental absorption roll (DAR) (containing sodium polyacrylate) to a traditional cotton roll (TCR).\n\nMATERIALS AND METHODS\n160 traditional cotton rolls (TCR) were tested as well as 160 DAR rolls to achieve ten sets of data for both DAR and TCR. The DAR was constructed from nonwoven cotton material sachet containing sodium polyacrylate polymer in the core and weighed 0.32 grams. The traditional cotton roll used in this study weighed 0.5g. All the absorption rolls in the test and control groups were individually submerged into a beaker of distilled water (200ml at 37ºC) for predetermined time intervals ranging between 1 and 60 seconds. The DAR or TCR were secured carefully in stainless steel locking tweezers and submerged in the distilled water. The Mann Whitney test was performed on the results obtained from the mean values of the respective specimens.\nRESULTS\nThe absorption of the DAR was significantly higher (Mann Whitney test), being 7.18 (SD=0.23) ml in comparison to 3.23 (SD=0.17) ml of the TCR at the 60 second time interval. The DAR absorbed 22 times its own weight and TCR only 6 times its own weight at the 60 second time interval.\nCONCLUSION\n\nThe DAR was significantly more effective in absorbing the distilled water 7.18ml (SD=0.23) after 60 seconds compared to the TCR 3.23ml (SD=0.17).
The conducted research has involved a new generation industrial lamellar plate-type air treatment biofilter used for removing gas contaminants from air. The packing material of the biofilter consists of porous plates vertically arranged next to each other and producing a capillary humidification effect. A porous plate is made of a polymer plate required for ensuring stiffness. Polymer plates attached to both sides have been heat-treated with birch wood, which is necessary for maintaining its durability. Birch sawdust is heat-treated in the steam explosion reactor under the pressure of 32 bars and a temperature of 235°C. Thus, changes in the chemical composition of wood result in the suspension of wood fiber decay under humid conditions, and therefore the durability of the packing material of the biofilter rises. To increase the capillarity of the plate and thus the height of the bio-medium, non-woven caulking material is mounted on birch fiber. With reference to the carried out investigation, high efficiency in the biodestruction process has been established. Under a rate of 0,16 m s-1 and 300 mg/m3 concentration, the efficiency of the biofiltration process reached from 76 to 88 %.
In the paper discrete synthesis problem with measurement errors is considered. An algorithm that uses symbolic calculations is proposed for the solution of this problem. The example is provided to demonstrate the efficiency of the offered method.