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  • Smith, Beverly J.; Swartz, Douglas A.; Miller, Olivia; Burleson, Jacob A.; Nowak, Michael A.; Struck, Curtis (Institute of Physics/American Astronomical Society, 2012-06)
    We have conducted a statistical analysis of the ultra-luminous X-ray point sources (ULXs; LX ≥ 10[superscript 39] erg s–1) in a sample of galaxies selected from the Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. We find a possible ...
  • Bonillo Fernandez, Baltasar; Swager, Timothy Manning (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2012-11)
    Lewis acids promote the polymerization of several 2-chloroalkylenedioxythiophenes, providing high-molecular-weight conjugated polymers. The proposed mechanism is a cationic chain-growth polymerization, as confirmed by ...
  • Mistree, Behram F. T.; Paradiso, Joseph A. (Association for Computing Machinery, 2010-01)
    The ChainMail system is a scalable electronic sensate skin that is designed as a dense sensor network. ChainMail is built from small (1"x1") rigid circuit boards attached to their neighbors with flexible interconnects that ...
  • Fujimoto, James G.; Jasanoff, Alan Pradip; So, Peter T. C. (Elsevier, 2013-10)
    The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative has focused scientific attention on the necessary tools to understand the human brain and mind. Here, we outline our collective vision ...
  • Poterba, James M. (Economic and Social Studies Institute, 2010-01)
    Roy Geary spent his career using applied economic analysis to tackle important questions in public policy. I am deeply honoured to join the list of previous Geary lecturers who have celebrated the memory of such an important ...
  • Palacios, Tomas (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-07)
    This talk describes some successful Industry/University collaboration models currently being used at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Lelyveld, Victor S.; Jasanoff, Alan Pradip; Atanasijevic, Tatjana (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010-02)
    Magnetic resonance (MRI)-based molecular imaging methods are beginning to have impact in neuroscience. A growing number of molecular imaging agents have been synthesized and tested in vitro, but so far relatively few have ...
  • Chevrier, Vincent L.; Ceder, Gerbrand (Electrochemical Society, 2011-07)
    Na-ion batteries have been proposed as candidates for replacing Li-ion batteries. In this paper we examine the viability of Na-ion negative electrode materials based on Na alloys or hard carbons in terms of volumetric ...
  • Knittel, Christopher Roland; Metaxoglou, Konstantinos (American Economic Association, 2011-05)
    In this paper, we share our experience with merger simulations using a Random Coefficient Logit model on the demand side and assuming a static Bertrand game on the supply side. Drawing largely from our work in Knittel and ...
  • McCammon, Jasmine M.; Sive, Hazel L. (Company of Biologists, 2015-06)
    The treatment of psychiatric disorders presents three major challenges to the research and clinical community: defining a genotype associated with a disorder, characterizing the molecular pathology of each disorder and ...
  • Tsukamoto, Kosuke; Kocher, Olivier; Krieger, Monty; Buck, Lorenna Dianne; Griffith, Linda G.; Inman, Samuel Walker (Public Library of Science, 2013-07)
    Background: PDZK1 is a four PDZ-domain containing cytoplasmic protein that binds to a variety of membrane proteins via their C-termini and can influence the abundance, localization and/or function of its target proteins. ...
  • Bouma, Brett E.; Tearney, Guillermo J.; Tanaka, Atsushi (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2010-03)
    Cellularity of the fibrous caps of coronary atheromas, manifested by the infiltration of macrophages (average size, 20 to 30 [micrometer]), is thought to weaken the structural integrity of the cap and predispose plaques ...
  • Straneo, Fiammetta; Heimbach, Patrick; Sergienko, Olga; Hamilton, Gordon; Catania, Ginny; Griffies, Stephen; Hallberg, Robert; Jenkins, Adrian; Joughin, Ian; Motyka, Roman; Pfeffer, W. Tad; Price, Stephen F.; Rignot, Eric; Scambos, Ted; Truffer, Martin; Vieli, Andreas (American Meteorological Society, 2013-08)
    The recent retreat and speedup of outlet glaciers, as well as enhanced surface melting around the ice sheet margin, have increased Greenland's contribution to sea level rise to 0.6 ± 0.1 mm yr[superscript −1] and its ...
  • Zhao, Jing; Nair, Gautham Padmanabhan; Fisher, Brent R.; Bawendi, Moungi G. (American Physical Society, 2010-04)
    Semiconductor nanocrystals emit light intermittently; i.e., they “blink,” under steady illumination. The dark periods have been widely assumed to be due to photoluminescence (PL) quenching by an Auger-like process involving ...
  • Paradiso, Joseph A.; Zoran, Amit Shlomo (Informa UK (Taylor & Francis), 2011-03)
    Each acoustic instrument is one of a kind. Its unique acoustic properties are transferred from the physical characteristics of its source materials and a handcrafted touch. In contrast, electronic and computer-based ...
  • Gonsalves, Tina; Frith, Chris; Averbeck, Bruno; Berthouze, Nadia; Iacobini, Matt; Critchley, Hugo; Sloan, Helen; Kashef, Youssef; Mahmoud, Abdelrahman N.; el Kaliouby, Rana; Picard, Rosalind W. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-12)
    This demonstration allows the audience to interact with prototype 07 of the Chameleon interactive artwork installation. It is part of a project exploring emotional contagion, and communication, built by a cross disciplinary ...
  • Ono, Masahiro; Williams, Brian Charles; Blackmore, Lars (American Automatic Control Council, 2010-07)
    This paper considers finite-horizon optimal control for dynamic systems subject to additive Gaussian-distributed stochastic disturbance and a chance constraint on the system state defined on a non-convex feasible space. ...
  • Blackmore, Lars; Ono, Masahiro; Williams, Brian Charles (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2011-12)
    Autonomous vehicles need to plan trajectories to a specified goal that avoid obstacles. For robust execution, we must take into account uncertainty, which arises due to uncertain localization, modeling errors, and disturbances. ...
  • Fang, Cheng; Yu, Peng; Williams, Brian Charles (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2014-07)
    Scheduling under uncertainty is essential to many autonomous systems and logistics tasks. Probabilistic methods for solving temporal problems exist which quantify and attempt to minimize the probability of schedule failure. ...
  • Luders, Brandon Douglas; Kothari, Mangal; How, Jonathan P. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010-08)
    For motion planning problems involving many or unbounded forms of uncertainty, it may not be possible to identify a path guaranteed to be feasible, requiring consideration of the trade-off between planner conservatism and ...
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