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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346548/kinetics-of-light-induced-ordering-and-deformation-in-lc-azobenzene-containing-materials
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Vladimir Toshchevikov, Tatiana Petrova, Marina Saphiannikova
Azobenzene-containing smart materials are able to transform the energy of light into directional mechanical stress. We develop a theory of time-dependent light-induced ordering and deformation in azobenzene materials starting from the kinetic equations of photoisomerization. The liquid crystalline (LC) interactions between rod-like trans-isomers are taken into account. Angular selectivity of the photoisomerization known as an "angular hole burning" or the Weigert effect leads to the light-induced ordering and deformation of the azobenzene materials...
March 27, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346384/intensive-sleep-re-training-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
Leon Lack, Hannah Scott, Gorica Micic, Nicole Lovato
Intensive sleep re-training is a promising new therapy for chronic insomnia. Therapy is completed over a 24-h period during a state of sleep deprivation. Improvements of sleep and daytime impairments are comparable to the use of stimulus control therapy but with the advantage of a rapid reversal of the insomnia. The initial studies have been laboratory based and not readily accessible to the patient population. However, new smart phone technology, using a behavioral response to external stimuli as a measure of sleep/wake state instead of EEG determination of sleep, has made this new therapy readily available...
March 27, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346339/a-power-planning-algorithm-based-on-rpl-for-ami-wireless-sensor-networks
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Marcio L F Miguel, Edgard Jamhour, Marcelo E Pellenz, Manoel C Penna
The advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an architecture for two-way communication between electric, gas and water meters and city utilities. The AMI network is a wireless sensor network that provides communication for metering devices in the neighborhood area of the smart grid. Recently, the applicability of a routing protocol for low-power and lossy networks (RPL) has been considered in AMI networks. Some studies in the literature have pointed out problems with RPL, including sub-optimal path selection and instability...
March 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346337/a-smart-sensor-for-defending-against-clock-glitching-attacks-on-the-i2c-protocol-in-robotic-applications
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Raúl Jiménez-Naharro, Fernando Gómez-Bravo, Jonathan Medina-García, Manuel Sánchez-Raya, Juan Antonio Gómez-Galán
This paper presents a study about hardware attacking and clock signal vulnerability. It considers a particular type of attack on the clock signal in the I2C protocol, and proposes the design of a new sensor for detecting and defending against this type of perturbation. The analysis of the attack and the defense is validated by means of a configurable experimental platform that emulates a differential drive robot. A set of experimental results confirm the interest of the studied vulnerabilities and the efficiency of the proposed sensor in defending against this type of situation...
March 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346162/household-chaos-and-sleep-disturbing-behavior-of-family-members-results-of-a-pilot-study-of-african-american-early-adolescents
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James C Spilsbury, Sanjay R Patel, Nathan Morris, Aida Ehayaei, Stephen S Intille
BACKGROUND: Although disorganized, chaotic households have been linked to poorer sleep outcomes, how household chaos actually manifests itself in the behaviors of others around the bedtime of a child or adolescent is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether household chaos was associated with specific, nightly sleep-disturbing activities of adolescents' family members. DESIGN: Longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six African American or multiethnic early adolescent (ages 11-12 years) and parent dyads, recruited from local schools and social-service agencies in greater Cleveland, OH...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345897/a-smart-molecule-for-selective-sensing-of-nitric-oxide-conversion-of-no-to-hsno-relevance-of-biological-hsno-formation
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Abu Saleh Musha Islam, Rahul Bhowmick, Kaberi Pal, Atul Katarkar, Keya Chaudhuri, Mahammad Ali
A smart molecule, QT490, containing thiosemicarbazide moiety acts as a highly selective turn-on in vitro NO sensor through the unprecedented NO-induced transformation of thiosemicarbazide moiety to 1,3,4-oxadiazole heterocycle with the concomitant release of HSNO, thereby eliminating any interference from various endogenous biomolecules including dehydroascorbic acid, ascorbic acid, etc. The kinetic studies of the reactions between QT490 and NO provide a mechanistic insight into formation of HSNO/RSNO from the reaction between H2S/RSH and NO in the biological system...
March 27, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345860/an-instant-visual-and-instrument-free-method-for-on-site-screening-of-gts-40-3-2-soybean-based-on-body-heat-triggered-recombinase-polymerase-amplification
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Rui Wang, Fang Zhang, Liu Wang, Wenjuan Qian, Cheng Qian, Jian Wu, Yi-Bin Ying
On-site monitoring the plantation of genetically modified (GM) crops is of critical importance in agriculture industry throughout the world. In this paper, a simple, visual and instrument-free method for instant on-site detection of GTS 40-3-2 soybean has been developed. It is based on body-heat recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) and followed with naked-eye detection via fluorescent DNA dye. Combining with extremely simplified sample preparation, the whole detection process can be accomplished within 10 min and the fluorescent results can be photographed by accompanied smart phone...
March 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345613/nano-inspired-smart-interfaces-fluidic-interactivity-and-its-impact-on-heat-transfer
#8
Beom Seok Kim, Byoung In Lee, Namkyu Lee, Geehong Choi, Thomas Gemming, Hyung Hee Cho
Interface-inspired convection is a key heat transfer scheme for hot spot cooling and thermal energy transfer. An unavoidable trade-off of the convective heat transfer is pressure loss caused by fluidic resistance on an interface. To overcome this limitation, we uncover that nano-inspired interfaces can trigger a peculiar fluidic interactivity, which can pursue all the two sides of the coin: heat transfer and fluidic friction. We demonstrate the validity of a quasi-fin effect of Si-based nanostructures based on conductive capability of heat dissipation valid under the interactivity with fluidic viscous sublayer...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343763/identifying-high-risk-post-infarction-patients-by-autonomic-testing-below-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
#9
Axel Bauer
Despite major advances in medical therapies late mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) is still high. A substantial proportion of post-MI patients die from sudden cardiac death. Prophylactic implantable-cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been established for post-MI patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤35%). However, most patients who die after MI have an LVEF >35%. For this large group of patients, no specific prophylactic strategies exist. There is strong evidence that measures of cardiac autonomic dysfunction after MI provide important prognostic information in post-MI patients with preserved LVEF...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342922/smartphones-and-programmable-shunts-are-these-indispensable-phones-safe-as-well-as-smart
#10
Sait Ozturk, Hakan Cakin, Huseyin Kurtuldu, Onur Kocak, Fatih S Erol, Metin Kaplan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339680/operations-management-in-distribution-networks-within-a-smart-city-framework
#11
Raffaele Cerulli, Renata Paola Dameri, Anna Sciomachen
This article studies a vehicle routing problem with environmental constraints that are motivated by the requirements for sustainable urban transport. The empirical research presents a fleet planning problem that takes into consideration both minimum cost vehicle routes and minimum pollution. The problem is formulated as a mixed integer linear programming model and experimentally validated using data collected from a real situation: a grocery company delivering goods ordered via e-channels to customers spread in the urban and metropolitan area of Genoa smart city...
February 20, 2017: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338607/how-to-make-reliable-washable-and-wearable-textronic-devices
#12
Xuyuan Tao, Vladan Koncar, Tzu-Hao Huang, Chien-Lung Shen, Ya-Chi Ko, Gwo-Tsuen Jou
In this paper, the washability of wearable textronic (textile-electronic) devices has been studied. Two different approaches aiming at designing, producing, and testing robust washable and reliable smart textile systems are presented. The common point of the two approaches is the use of flexible conductive PCB in order to interface the miniaturized rigid (traditional) electronic devices to conductive threads and tracks within the textile flexible fabric and to connect them to antenna, textile electrodes, sensors, actuators, etc...
March 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338285/remote-control-of-cellular-functions-the-role-of-smart-nanomaterials-in-the-medicine-of-the-future
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REVIEW
Giada Graziana Genchi, Attilio Marino, Agostina Grillone, Ilaria Pezzini, Gianni Ciofani
The remote control of cellular functions through smart nanomaterials represents a biomanipulation approach with unprecedented potential applications in many fields of medicine, ranging from cancer therapy to tissue engineering. By actively responding to external stimuli, smart nanomaterials act as real nanotransducers able to mediate and/or convert different forms of energy into both physical and chemical cues, fostering specific cell behaviors. This report describes those classes of nanomaterials that have mostly paved the way to a "wireless" control of biological phenomena, focusing the discussion on some examples close to the clinical practice...
March 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338109/dual-focus-magnification-high-definition-endoscopy-improves-pathology-detection-in-direct-to-test-diagnostic-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
#14
Ashley Bond, Michael D Burkitt, Trevor Cox, Howard L Smart, Chris Probert, Neil Haslam, Sanchoy Sarkar
BACKGROUND: In the UK, the majority of diagnostic upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopies are a result of direct-to-test referral from the primary care physician. The diagnostic yield of these tests is relatively low, and the burden high on endoscopy services. Dual-focus magnification, high-definition endoscopy is expected to improve detection and classification of UGI mucosal lesions and also help minimize biopsies by allowing better targeting. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients attending for direct-to-test UGI endoscopy from January 2015 to June 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337921/resonant-coupling-between-molecular-vibrations-and-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-of-faceted-metal-oxide-nanocrystals
#15
Ankit Agrawal, Ajay Singh, Sadegh Yazdi, Amita Singh, Gary K Ong, Karen Bustillo, Robert W Johns, Emilie Ringe, Delia J Milliron
Doped metal oxides are plasmonic materials that boast both synthetic and postsynthetic spectral tunability. They have already enabled promising smart window and optoelectronic technologies and have been proposed for use in surface enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy (SEIRA) and sensing applications. Herein, we report the first step toward realization of the former utilizing cubic F and Sn codoped In2O3 nanocrystals (NCs) to couple to the C-H vibration of surface-bound oleate ligands. Electron energy loss spectroscopy is used to map the strong near-field enhancement around these NCs that enables localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) coupling between adjacent nanocrystals and LSPR-molecular vibration coupling...
March 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337848/designing-smart-materials-with-recombinant-proteins
#16
REVIEW
Sydney Hollingshead, Charng-Yu Lin, Julie C Liu
Recombinant protein design allows modular protein domains with different functionalities and responsive behaviors to be easily combined. Inclusion of these protein domains can enable recombinant proteins to have complex responses to their environment (e.g., temperature-triggered aggregation followed by enzyme-mediated cleavage for drug delivery or pH-triggered conformational change and self-assembly leading to structural stabilization by adjacent complementary residues). These "smart" behaviors can be tuned by amino acid identity and sequence, chemical modifications, and addition of other components...
March 24, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337216/smart-data-where-the-big-data-meets-the-semantics
#17
EDITORIAL
Trong H Duong, Hong Q Nguyen, Geun S Jo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336964/na-rich-layered-na2ti1-xcrxo3-x-2-x%C3%A2-%C3%A2-0-0-06-na-ion-battery-cathode-materials-with-high-capacity-and-long-cycle-life
#18
Shufeng Song, Masashi Kotobuki, Yingqian Chen, Sergei Manzhos, Chaohe Xu, Ning Hu, Li Lu
Rechargeable lithium batteries have been well-known and indispensable for portable electronic devices, and have the potential to be used in electric vehicles and smart grids. However, the growing concerns about the availability of lithium resources for large-scale applications have revived interest in sodium ion batteries. Of many obstacles to commercialization of Na-ion batteries, achieving simultaneously a large reversible capacity and good cycling capability of electrode materials remains a major challenge...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336794/the-ethics-of-smart-cities-and-urban-science
#19
Rob Kitchin
Software-enabled technologies and urban big data have become essential to the functioning of cities. Consequently, urban operational governance and city services are becoming highly responsive to a form of data-driven urbanism that is the key mode of production for smart cities. At the heart of data-driven urbanism is a computational understanding of city systems that reduces urban life to logic and calculative rules and procedures, which is underpinned by an instrumental rationality and realist epistemology...
December 28, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336375/tumortropic-adipose-derived-stem-cells-carrying-smart-nanotherapeutics-for-targeted-delivery-and-dual-modality-therapy-of-orthotopic-glioblastoma
#20
Wen-Chia Huang, I-Lin Lu, Wen-Hsuan Chiang, Yi-Wen Lin, Yuan-Chung Tsai, Hsin-Hung Chen, Chien-Wen Chang, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Hsin-Cheng Chiu
Chemotherapy is typically used to treat malignant brain tumors, especially for the tumors in surgically inaccessible areas. However, owing to the existence of blood-brain barrier (BBB), the tumor accumulation and therapeutic efficacy of clinical therapeutics is still of great concerns. To this end, we present herein a prominent therapeutic strategy adopting adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) capable of carrying nanotherapeutic payloads selectively toward brain tumors for thermo/chemotherapy. The nanoparticle (NP) payload was obtained from co-assembly of poly(γ-glutamic acid-co-distearyl γ-glutamate) with poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid), paclitaxel (PTX), and oleic acid-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide NPs in aqueous solution...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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