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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514006/nebulised-hypertonic-saline-for-acute-bronchiolitis-or-there-and-back-again-to-use-tolkien-s-subtitle-for-the-hobbit
#1
EDITORIAL
Michael B Anthracopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27284172/human-origins-likely-hobbit-ancestors-lived-600-000-years-earlier
#2
Elizabeth Culotta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 10, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27279191/-hobbit-relatives-found-after-ten-year-hunt
#3
Ewen Callaway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27245227/-should-assistive-robots-have-a%C3%A2-personality-potential-of-simplified-robot-personalities
#4
Peter Mayer, Paul Panek
BACKGROUND: In the European Union (EU) research project "HOBBIT" prototypes of assistive robots were developed in order to support a more secure and independent life style and trials were run at the homes of elderly users. OBJECTIVE: The project "personAAL" aimed at investigating whether distinct behavioral forms of a robot ("personality"), despite an identical basic function (e.g. bringing a message) are perceived as different personalities by the test persons...
June 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220733/social-service-robots-to-support-independent-living-experiences-from-a-field-trial
#5
J Pripfl, T Körtner, D Batko-Klein, D Hebesberger, M Weninger, C Gisinger
BACKGROUND: Assistive robots could be a future means to support independent living for seniors. OBJECTIVE: This article provides insights into the latest developments in social service robots (SSR) based on the recently finished HOBBIT project. The idea of the HOBBIT project was to develop a low-cost SSR which is able to reduce the risk of falling, to detect falls and handle emergencies in private homes. The main objective of the project was to raise the technology to a level that allows the robot to be fully autonomously deployed in the private homes of older users and to evaluate technology market readiness, utility, usability and affordability under real-world conditions...
June 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27048574/itraq-based-analysis-of-developmental-dynamics-in-the-soybean-leaf-proteome-reveals-pathways-associated-with-leaf-photosynthetic-rate
#6
Jun Qin, Jianan Zhang, Duan Liu, Changcheng Yin, Fengmin Wang, Pengyin Chen, Hao Chen, Jinbing Ma, Bo Zhang, Jin Xu, Mengchen Zhang
Photosynthetic rate which acts as a vital limiting factor largely affects the potential of soybean production, especially during the senescence phase. However, the physiological and molecular mechanisms that underlying the change of photosynthetic rate during the developmental process of soybean leaves remain unclear. In this study, we compared the protein dynamics during the developmental process of leaves between the soybean cultivar Hobbit and the high-photosynthetic rate cultivar JD 17 using the iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification) method...
August 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26440905/hobit-and-human-effector-t-cell-differentiation-the-beginning-of-a-long-journey
#7
REVIEW
Julian Braun, Marco Frentsch, Andreas Thiel
Besides growing plants, eating a lot, and drinking beer, Tolkien's Hobbits enjoy maintaining a quiet state. Regarding the latter, the name chosen for a recently discovered transcription factor seems to be unintentionally appropriate. The zinc finger protein ZNF683 was originally named "Hobit" for Homolog of Blimp-1 in T cells. In this issue of the European Journal of Immunology, Braga et al. [Eur. J. Immunol. 2015. 45: 2945-2958] demonstrate that in humans, Hobit is almost exclusively expressed in effector T cells, in particular in quiescent and long-lived effector-type CD8(+) T cells...
October 2015: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26202999/bayesian-analysis-of-a-morphological-supermatrix-sheds-light-on-controversial-fossil-hominin-relationships
#8
Mana Dembo, Nicholas J Matzke, Arne Ø Mooers, Mark Collard
The phylogenetic relationships of several hominin species remain controversial. Two methodological issues contribute to the uncertainty-use of partial, inconsistent datasets and reliance on phylogenetic methods that are ill-suited to testing competing hypotheses. Here, we report a study designed to overcome these issues. We first compiled a supermatrix of craniodental characters for all widely accepted hominin species. We then took advantage of recently developed Bayesian methods for building trees of serially sampled tips to test among hypotheses that have been put forward in three of the most important current debates in hominin phylogenetics--the relationship between Australopithecus sediba and Homo, the taxonomic status of the Dmanisi hominins, and the place of the so-called hobbit fossils from Flores, Indonesia, in the hominin tree...
August 7, 2015: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25886584/eeg-based-evaluation-of-stereoscopic-3d-displays-for-viewer-discomfort
#9
Aamir Saeed Malik, Raja Nur Hamizah Raja Khairuddin, Hafeez Ullah Amin, Mark Llewellyn Smith, Nidal Kamel, Jafri Malin Abdullah, Samar Mohammad Fawzy, Seongo Shim
BACKGROUND: Consumer preference is rapidly changing from 2D to 3D movies due to the sensational effects of 3D scenes, like those in Avatar and The Hobbit. Two 3D viewing technologies are available: active shutter glasses and passive polarized glasses. However, there are consistent reports of discomfort while viewing in 3D mode where the discomfort may refer to dizziness, headaches, nausea or simply not being able to see in 3D continuously. METHODS: In this paper, we propose a theory that 3D technology which projects the two images (required for 3D perception) alternatively, cannot provide true 3D visual experience while the 3D technology projecting the two images simultaneously is closest to the human visual system for depth perception...
2015: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25777166/eeg-based-evaluation-of-stereoscopic-3d-displays-for-viewer-discomfort
#10
Aamir Saeed Malik, Raja Nur Hamizah Raja Khairuddin, Hafeez Ullah Amin, Mark Llewellyn Smith, Nidal Kamel, Jafri Malin Abdullah, Samar Mohammad Fawzy, Seongo Shim
BACKGROUND: Consumer preference is rapidly changing from 2D to 3D movies due to the sensational effects of 3D scenes, like those in Avatar and The Hobbit. Two 3D viewing technologies are available: active shutter glasses and passive polarized glasses. However, there are consistent reports of discomfort while viewing in 3D mode where the discomfort may refer to dizziness, headaches, nausea or simply not being able to see in 3D continuously. METHODS: In this paper, we propose a theory that 3D technology which projects the two images (required for 3D perception) alternatively, cannot provide true 3D visual experience while the 3D technology projecting the two images simultaneously is closest to the human visual system for depth perception...
December 2015: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25508287/human-or-hobbit
#11
Kate Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2014: Scientific American
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25464656/human-or-hobbit
#12
Kate Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2014: Scientific American
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25341771/the-discovery-of-homo-floresiensis-tales-of-the-hobbit
#13
Ewen Callaway, Thomas Sutikna, Richard Roberts, Wahyu Saptomo, Peter Brown, Henry Gee, Leigh Dayton, Bill Jungers, Maciej Henneberg, Dean Falk, Robert Martin, Leslie Aiello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 23, 2014: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009414/the-hyper-diverse-ant-genus-tetramorium-mayr-hymenoptera-formicidae-in-the-malagasy-region-taxonomic-revision-of-the-t-naganum-t-plesiarum-t-schaufussii-and-t-severini-species-groups
#14
Francisco Hita Garcia, Brian L Fisher
The taxonomy of the Tetramorium naganum, T. plesiarum, T. schaufussii, and T. severini species groups are revised for the Malagasy region. A total of 31 species are treated, of which 22 are newly described and nine redescribed. This increases the richness of the hyper-diverse genus Tetramorium in the Malagasy region to 106 species, which makes it the most species-rich genus in the region. Twenty-nine of the treated species are endemic to Madagascar, one is endemic to the Comoros, and one species is found predominantly in Madagascar but also on the island of Reunion...
2014: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24329673/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-deficiency
#15
Joseph A Hopkinson, Nicholas S Hopkinson
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D has been proposed to have beneficial effects in a wide range of contexts. We investigate the hypothesis that vitamin D deficiency, caused by both aversion to sunlight and unwholesome diet, could also be a significant contributor to the triumph of good over evil in fantasy literature. DESIGN: Data on the dietary habits, moral attributes and martial prowess of various inhabitants of Middle Earth were systematically extracted from J R R Tolkien's novel The hobbit...
December 16, 2013: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23833172/hobbits-hunters-and-hydrology-images-of-a-missing-link-and-its-scientific-communication
#16
Murray Goulden
Dissemination of the 2004 discovery of Homo floresiensis, aka the "Flores Hobbit," provides the case material for an analysis of science communication models, using coverage of the find in science journals, popular science magazines, and UK newspapers. A distinction is made between "popular science" and "public science," the latter notable for the proactive manner in which it seeks not simply to interpret science for a wider audience, but also expand upon it. The nature of the flows of knowledge between science and nonscience cultures is used to critique both traditional canonical models of science communication, and more recent constructivist accounts like that of Hilgartner's "continuum" model...
July 2013: Public Understanding of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23531047/proteomic-analysis-of-elite-soybean-jidou17-and-its-parents-using-itraq-based-quantitative-approaches
#17
Jun Qin, Feng Gu, Duan Liu, Changcheng Yin, Shuangjin Zhao, Hao Chen, Jianan Zhang, Chunyan Yang, Xu Zhan, Mengchen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Derived from Hobbit as the female parent and Zao5241 as the male parent, the elite soybean cultivar Jidou17 is significantly higher yielding and shows enhanced qualities and stronger resistance to non-biological stress than its parents. The purpose of this study is to understand the difference in protein expression patterns between Jidou17 and its parental strains and to evaluate the parental contributions to its elite traits. RESULTS: Leaves (14 days old) from Jidou17 and its parental cultivars were analysed for differential expressed proteins using an iTRAQ-based (isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation) method...
2013: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23521036/3d-printing-live-stem-cells-hobbit-in-3d-super-retina-displya-your-microbiome-hospitals-takeover-income-taxes-bicyclists-deer-dangers
#18
EDITORIAL
Paul E Romano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2013: Binocular Vision & Strabology Quarterly, Simms-Romano's
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23033971/representing-spatial-structure-through-maps-and-language-lord-of-the-rings-encodes-the-spatial-structure-of-middle-earth
#19
Max M Louwerse, Nick Benesh
Spatial mental representations can be derived from linguistic and non-linguistic sources of information. This study tested whether these representations could be formed from statistical linguistic frequencies of city names, and to what extent participants differed in their performance when they estimated spatial locations from language or maps. In a computational linguistic study, we demonstrated that co-occurrences of cities in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit predicted the authentic longitude and latitude of those cities in Middle Earth...
November 2012: Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22371668/taxonomic-review-of-the-pterostichini-and-loxandrini-fauna-of-new-caledonia-coleoptera-carabidae
#20
Kipling W Will
The generic-level taxa included in Pterostichini and Loxandrini from New Caledonia are reviewed and a key to genera and species provided. Two new genera are described, Paniestichus and Abacophrastus, with the following new species: Paniestichus subsolianus, Abacophrastus millei, Abacophrastus chapes, Abacophrastus carnifex, Abacophrastus hobbit, Abacophrastus megalops, Abacophrastus reflexus and Abacophrastus bellorum. Abacoleptus curtus new species, is described. Notonomus irideus and Notonomus savesi are moved to Prosopogmus...
2011: ZooKeys
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