OALib Journal
  OALib Journal is an all-in-one open access journal (ISSN Print: 2333-9705, ISSN Online: 2333-9721). It accepts a manuscript for the peer review process, typesetting, and publication, allocated to one of the 322 subject areas. The article processing charge for publishing in OALib journal is Only $99. Submit now
               Articles | Aims & Scope | Instructions for Author  | Editorial Board  | Publishing PriceIndexing             


Go

Apr 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Evaluation of Lyme Disease in a Health Worker, and Review of the Literature

Fulya Bayindir Bilman, Mevliye Yetik
Lyme disease (LD) is a multisystemic zoonotic infection disease that occurs in the consequence of contamination of Borrelia type of spirochetes that ticks carry after they have bitten. Typical clinic findings are on the skin and in joints. In this paper, the study on heavy joint pain having suddenly been added to the profile and on limitation of movement, and the process of getting the diagnosis of LD were probed in the patient with lesions on her skin that occurred three months ago. The ...


Apr 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Acupuncture in Pediatric Diseases

Demet Tas, Mehmet Tugrul Cabioglu
Acupuncture, which is the most commonly used method among traditional and complementary medicine methods, has recently begun to be used also in pediatric cases. In the present review, acupuncture procedures performed by acupuncture needle in pediatric cases were evaluated. Studies have revealed that there are fields in which acupuncture is beneficial and not recommended for pediatric diseases. The use of acupuncture is recommended for the treatment of nocturnal enuresis, pain, nausea-vomiting an...


Apr 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Difficulties in College Algebra of Freshmen Students at the University of Eastern Philippines: Basis for Modular Construction

Olga D. G. Unay, Ida E. Esquierdo, May Jane B. Calpa, Danilo C. Basista, Emilia Vanessa Selena B. Pinca, Fel B. Muncada Jr.
A strong grasp in mathematics is a key factor in ensuring success in mathematics education. This study tried to identify the difficulties in College Algebra of freshmen students in the University of Eastern Philippines during the school year 2013-2014 as basis for modular construction. The performance level was determined by giving a teacher made test to find out the skill areas students were deficient. The causes of their deficiencies were traced as basis for constructing modules. In this study...


Apr 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Taking Digital Media to School: A Sociosemiotic Perspective on Educational Portals

Maria Agustina Sabich
In this article we propose to analyse some of the discursive strategies implemented in Educ.ar, the national educational portal of Argentina. The methodology used contemplates Eliseo Veron’s theory of social discourses, which focuses on the social processes of meaning making, as well as the second trichotomy propounded by Charles Sanders Peirce and some of the conceptual contributions from the fields of Educational Technology and Communication-Education. Our general hypothesis is based on...


Apr 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Water Masses and Circulation at the Amery Ice Shelf

Hongxia Chen, Lina Lin, Yuansheng Li, Mike Craven
AM06 is a site upstream about 130 km of the calving front, where it was believed in a region with weak accreted marine ice near the 500 m ice shelf draft line west of Gillock Island. This borehole was melted through the shelf in January 2010, to access the ocean cavity. Based on Microcats and ADCP data during 2010 and 2011, the motion of AIS is discussed, water masses and circulation at the Amery Ice Shelf are studied for the first time. Salinity and temperature data in the cavity at AM06 show a...


Apr 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Estimation of Tsunami Hazard Vulnerability Factors by Integrating Remote Sensing, GIS and AHP Based Assessment

Mohammad Reza Poursaber, Yasuo Ariki
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), image processing in remote sensing and analytical hierarchy process (AHP) were used to estimate and classify vulnerability and inundation areas under the Tohoku tsunami event 2011 in the Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Acceptable data were obtained from Geoeye-1 satellite image, GSI DEM and field survey. Five factors of elevation, slope, shoreline distance, river distance and vegetation were used to classify the vulnerability and be weighted via AHP. B...


Apr 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Gravitation

Angel Fierros Palacios
In this paper, it is proved that the small deformation strain tensor can be used instead the fundamental metric tensor of the General Theory of Relativity, in order to formulate a Dynamic Theory of Gravitation. Also, a solution of the velocity of the gravitational interactions is given in terms of the escape velocity due to the apparent size of the heavenly bodies. This last paragraph is the motivation and the importance of the study here p...


Apr 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Religion and Secularity: The New Testament Perspective

Ven. Dr. Sola Igbari
For many years in the history of humans, there had been conflicting views of the relationship between religion and secularity. Some adherents decry the fact that religion should have any relation with the secular because religion is entirely metaphysical while secularity relates to mundane things. In modern scholarship, this issue has continued to engage the attention of scholars, practioners of religion, individuals and the general public. Religion has both negative and positive dimensions. It ...


Apr 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Design of Jigessa Small Scale Irrigation in Dara Woreda, Southern Ethiopia

Hailemariam Doko, Ermias Birhane, Mihret Ulsido
The artificial application of water to land to aid crop production has enabled man to increase his ability to produce food and cash crops. All-the-year round crop production is now possible instead of the previous restriction to rain fed agriculture. However, conserving water and delivery it to the fields in an efficient manner has continued to be a challenge. The design of small-scale irrigation project will provide supplementary irrigation for many farmers. This paper presents design of small ...


Apr 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Data Security of Mobile Cloud Computing on Cloud Server

Mohammad Waseem, Abdullah Lakhan, Irfan Ali Jamali
Mobile Cloud computing is a technology of delivering services, such as software, hardware (virtual as well) and bandwidth over the Internet. Mobile devices are enabled in order to explore, especially Smart phones. The mobile cloud computing technology is growing rapidly among the customers and many companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon with rich users. Users can access their data at any time, at any place, even with any device including mobile devices by using the cloud storage se...


Apr 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Specifics of Platelet Hemostasis in Children with Chronic Diseases of Lungs

Olga B. Gordeeva, Victoria V. Botvinieva, Olga I. Simonova, Leyla S. Namazova-Baranova, Yulia V. Gorinova, Nato D. Vashakmadze, Anna K. Gevorkyan
Study of platelet aggregation function can help early diagnostics of microvasculature’s disorders. Purpose of the study is evaluation of changes of platenet aggregation activity in children with chronic inflammation. Materials and methods: 85 children examined, of whom 45 children with cystic fibrosis (mixed form) aged 8 months to 17 years. The platelet aggregation in children’s whole blood was studied using aggregometer “Multiplate” (VerumDiagnostica, Germany). The following agents were used as...


Apr 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Neural Stem Cells Transplantation Promotes Brain Repair after Chronic Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis in Rat

Xiaoqing Gao, Zhiqiang Mei, Yuanhui Du, Li Deng, Jie Du
The recent studies have showed neural stem cells (NSCs) transplantation promoted repair and functional recovery of chronic experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) animal model for MS based on the concept of cell replacement. In the present study, NSCs were transplantated into each lateral ventricle of rats at 10 days and sacrificed at 60 days after EAE immunization. We found that NSCs transplantation significantly reduced the clinical signs, suppressed brain inflammation and improved densi...


Apr 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

A Study on the Evaluation of Port Competitiveness in Busan Port and Shanghai Port

A-Rom Kim, Jing Lu
This study seeks the strategy alternatives for continuous port competitiveness of Busan port improvement in rapidly changing of environment in Northeast Asia shipping. This study aims: 1) to compare port competitiveness of Busan and Shanghai port using entropy weigh TOPSIS; 2) to seek ways to improve port competitiveness of Busan port. After searching the related criteria on port competitiveness factors for analysis, the main criteria are divided into two categories: port throughput (port throug...


Apr 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

A Study on the Effects of FTA and Economic Integration on Throughput of Korea and China

A-Rom Kim, Jing Lu
Trade relation of Korea and China has been growing explosively since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1992. Now, China is important to the role of market in Korea. Therefore, it is very important to develop economy and trade relations. So in this study, we analyzed the impacts of FTA and economic integration on trade value using HS 85’s panel data of 45 countries trading with Korea from 1992 until 2013 by gravity model. It can be inferred how many impacts of Korea and China’s FTA on ...


Apr 26, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Diversity and Regeneration Status of Woody Species: The Case of Keja Araba and Tula Forests, South West Ethiopia

Getahun Yakob, Anteneh Fekadu

Deforestation and habitat fragmentation are the major environmental concerns in southwest Ethiopia. Understanding woody species diversity and socio-economic factors causing destruction of natural forests is crucial in the management of the remnant forest ecosystems. However, the forest in south west Ethiopia is poorly studied. This paper examines the diversity, regeneration status, socio-economic importance of the forests in Kaja Araba and Tula forests, southwest

...


Apr 25, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Implementing a Service of Independent Living Using a Participatory Approach

Ivan Traina
This paper presents a case study about the implementation of a service of independent living using a participatory approach. The service promoted living experiences in apartments with innovative activities, characterized by means for the development of personal autonomy addressed to persons with disabilities and older persons. The paper shows the methodology applied, the experimentation process and the lessons learnt from the experience. Realized in the framework of the doctoral thesis titled “...


Apr 22, 2016Open    AccessArticle

On Analysis of Parameter Estimation Model for the Treatment of Pathogen-Induced HIV Infectivity

Bassey E. Bassey, Lebedev K. Andreyevich
Multiplicity of new cases of HIV/AIDS and its allied infectious diseases daunted by lack of proper parametric estimation necessitated this present work. Formulated using ordinary differential equation was a five-dimensional (5D) differential mathematical model with which compatibility of optimal control strategy for dual (viral load and parasitoid-pathogen) infectivity in the blood plasma was investigated. Discretization method indicated the incompatibility of the model due to large error deriva...


Apr 22, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Long-Term Dynamics of Ozone in Surface Atmosphere at Remote Mountain, Rural and Urban Sites of South-East Siberia, Russia

Olga Khuriganova, Vladimir Obolkin, Hajime Akimoto, Tsuyoshi Ohizumi, Tamara Khodzher, Vladimir Potemkin, Liudmila Golobokova
Long-term monitoring of near-ground ozone concentration was performed in the remote mountain area as well as at rural and urban sites of South-East Siberia. Ozone concentrations at all three sites had similar seasonal dynamics with its maximum in spring and minimum in autumn. Such seasonal trends were characteristic of many areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Diurnal fluctuations of ozone concentrations were caused by photochemical generation of ozone at daytime and its partial depletion at night....


Apr 22, 2016Open    AccessArticle

New Therapeutic Approach to Primary Stabbing Headache

Gaelle K. Ngonga, Daniela Carli, Paola Zavarise, Stefano Vollaro, Giorgio Dalla Volta
Primary stabbing headache has been known for several decades. However, the pathophysiology of this disease is not still understood. It is clinically characterized by single episodes or short-lasting series of stabbing pain recurring from once to many times per day in an irregular pattern. The diagnosis is clinical and any other possible cause should be excluded. The therapeutic approach indicates Indomethacin as the first choice of treatment, although case reports describe a therapeutic response...


Apr 21, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Analytical Procedures and Method Validation for Determination of Chlorimuron Ethyl in Sediments

Ramom Rachide Nunes, Bruno Henrique Froes Santos, Maria Olimpia de Oliveira Rezende
The present work describes the validation of an analytical method for chromatographic determination of chlorimuron ethyl herbicide (compound of sulphonylurea group) in sediments, in according with Brazilian legislation, following the guidance and normative documents of INMETRO (DOQ-CGCRE-008) and ANVISA (Resolution RE no. 899-2003). The results show that the chromatographic method demonstrated to be selective, accurate, precision and linear over the concentration range of 5.0 - 1000.0 μg·L...


Apr 21, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Impact of Corporate Agriculture on Sustainable Rural Development in Nigeria

Eneji Mathias Agri, Odey Francis Acha, Gukat Olivia Bonmwa Tontu
This study sets out to investigate whether corporate agriculture has any significant impact on Nigeria’s economy. The dimensions of impact assessed are mainly capital investment, private sector’s participation, employment and rural resource/infrastructural development. We used descriptive statistics and simple percentages for evaluation. Secondary data from the Nigerian Stock Exchange were collected, sorted, classified and used for the analysis, with extensive literature review. The study finds ...


Apr 20, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Going against the Grain of Ethnic Voting: The Scramble for Votes in the 2013 Presidential Election in Western Kenya

Adams Oloo
Political mobilization and voting patterns in Kenya have revolved around ethnicity since the return to multi-party politics in 1992. Since then the contest in successive years has been largely confined to the five big tribes who together constitute around 70% of the population. These are the Kikuyu, Luhya, Kalenjin, Luo and Kamba in that order. But while the Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luo and Kamba have in one election or another rallied overwhelmingly behind their kin, the Luhya have been averse to this...


Apr 20, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Protecting Child Labor in Bangladesh under Domestic Laws

Mahbub Bin Shahjahan, Mst. Jesmin Ara, Md. Ayaz
This study intends to raise awareness about the issues related to child labor in the formal and informal industry in Bangladesh. Child labor is now a global concern and as such involved devotion of people in various sectors. It tries to present the socio-economic scenario of child labor in Bangladesh which has in recent times attracted concerted attention not only in Bangladesh but also all over the world. Child labor problem is a socio-economic reality in the country which can’t be ignored. Her...


Apr 20, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Place of Africa in the International Community: Prospects and Obstacles

Adams Oloo
This paper traces the evolution of Africa’s engagement from the pre-Cold war era to date demonstrating the ways through which Africa has attempted to gain a foothold in the international arena. The key question that we seek to answer is whether Africa has the political clout to change the dynamics of engagement in international institutions and whether that clout is enough in terms of influence and policy outcomes. For Africa to become an important actor in international politics, it must strate...


Apr 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Rethinking Theories of First Language Acquisition and Seeking Implications for Second Language Education: Impoverished Input vs. Degenerate UG

Mohammad Amin Mozaheb, Amin Naeimi
Mainly inspired by Chomsky, Forder and Pinker, nativists put an end to the scientific predominance of empiricists by underpinning the existence of an innate predisposition as the source of linguistic competence. Nativists persuasively emphasized the limitations of the primary linguistic data available to the child as impoverished. Prone to challenge, yet, they were as social interactionists whom revealed important issues missed in nativists’ arguments as how, and whether, Language Acquisition De...


Apr 18, 2016Open    AccessArticle

“Natural Site-Directed Mutagenesis” Might Exist in Eukaryotic Cells

Gao-De Li
Site-directed mutagenesis refers to a man-made molecular biology method that is used to make genetic alterations in the DNA sequence of a gene of interest. But based on our recently published experimental findings, we propose that “natural site-directed mutagenesis” might exist in eukaryotic cells, which is triggered by harmful agents and co-directed by special transcription hotspots and mutation-contained intranuclear primers.


Apr 18, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Symmetric Hybrid Linear Multistep Method for General Third Order Differential Equations

Friday Oghenerukevwe Obarhua, Sunday Jacob Kayode
A symmetric hybrid linear multistep method for direct solution of general third order ordinary differential equations is considered in this paper. The method is developed by interpolation and collocation approach using a combination of power series and exponential function as basis function. The consistency, stability, order and error constant of the method were determined. The results showed that the method is consistent, zero stable and of order five with low error constant. The accuracy compa...


Apr 18, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Processability Improvement of Duplex Stainless Steel

Shangtan Liu, Jann van Benthem
This paper focuses on the duplex stainless steel processability and presents many practical technological approaches which are applied in many steel companies on how to improve the processability. First, take into consideration an appropriate hot working temperature; second, make sure cooling rate higher than 15℃/s; and third, conduct annealing treatment before delivery.


Apr 18, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Dun Huang “Fu Xing Jue Zang Fu Yong Yao Fa Yao” and “Shang Han Za Bing Lun”: A Comparative Study of Prescriptions’ Dosage

Bolin Yang, Xiping Liu
It is a conclusion by comparing Dun Huang “Fu Xing Jue Zang Fu Yong Yao Fa Yao” and “Shang Han Za Bing Lun”: The main difference of similar prescriptions is dosage, but, dosage relates to length, capacity and weight. Therefore it is important to research length, capacity and weight for revealing the regular pattern of Dun Huang ancient prescriptions. It lays the foundation of discussing of the dosage strategies of the Chinese prescriptions during of Han dynasty and Tang dynasty and the applicati...


Apr 15, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Codon 8 (-AA) and Codons 22/23/24 (-AAGTTGG) Compound Heterozygous Deletion Mutation in the β-Globin Gene: The First Report in Turkey

Cemal Polat, Osman Evliyaoglu, Nuriye Mete, Esra Turk, Ahmet Yildirim
Background: Presentation of the first case of beta-thalassemia compound heterozygous with known mutations. Case Report: The patient was 3 years old girl. First symptoms were cough, fatigue, paleness. Hepatosplenomegaly were determined. Hematology parameters were: RBC 1.79 M/uL, Hb4.6 g/dL, Hct 12.3%, MCV 68.7fL, MCH 25.7pg, RDW 31.5%. The level of hemoglobin variants was: HbF 80.5%, HbA 18.2%, HbA2 1.3%, and by molecular analysis codon 8 (-AA) and codons 22/23/24(-AAGTTGG) compound heterozygous ...


Apr 14, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Features of Formation of Structureless Reefs near the Mainland and Island Coast of Vietnam

Yuri Ya. Latypov
We study structureless reefs of the mainland and island coastlines of Vietnam. It is shown that this type of reefs has stable species composition and community structure, like in similar bionomic zones in conventional reefs. They are characterized by high species diversity, including more than a third of all reef-building scleractinian of the Pacific. Non-structural reefs are characterized by the same trophic relations of the inner and outer parts of the reef, from the standpoint of a clear sche...


Apr 13, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Behavioral Factors Associated with Under-Five Diarrhoeal Morbidity in Rural Community of Gummer Woreda, Gurage Zone, Southern Ethiopia: Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

Eyasu Gambura, Wondwossen Birke, Gudina Terefe, Tadele Yohanes, Tariku Laelago
Background: Diarrheal diseases are the second leading cause of child deaths globally and now considered to be the leading cause of child deaths in Africa. In Ethiopia, diarrheal diseases are also important child health problems. This study aimed to investigate the effect of behavioral factors on the under-five diarrheal morbidity in the rural communities of Gummer Woreda, Southern Ethiopia. Methods: Community-based cross-sectional study was conducted from April 30/2012 to June 4/2012 in the rura...


Apr 12, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Problem on Nuclear Theory of Cultivation Science of Crops

Peizhan Tian
This paper considered that theory system explaining and demonstrating all of cultivation practice and alone having attribute of cultivation science of crops could not be formed for Cultivation Science of Crops of China. Due to influence of scientific concept of western scholars, theory of this applying subject only stopped on level of point obtaining from contacts in general terms among things, lacked highly summarizing and abstraction, but contents of this subject were on basis of big agricultu...


Apr 07, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Successful Treatment of a Supralethal Dose Paraquat Poisoning and Follow-Up Report

Fahuan Yuan, Feng Chen, Yiqin Wang, Daihong Wang
Serious exposure to paraquat (more than 10 ml 20% paraquat) usually results in death due to progressive pulmonary fibrosis. We report successful treatment of an 83-year-old male who ingested 50 ml 20% paraquat and the follow-up result after 19 months. Our successful treatment might due to early and enough gastric lavage, superhigh dose of steroids and ambroxol, and early and long process of blood purification. At follow-up, the patient’s general condition, laboratory reports, pulmonary function,...


Apr 05, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Resource Rents and Dependence in Sub-Saharan African Countries Economies

Daniel Chibueze Onyejiuwa
Generally, natural resources among sub-Sahara African countries have been a subject of concern in Africa and across the world. As a means of capital accumulation in developing countries, natural resources have been considered as catalysts for economic growth. Almost all of the sub Saharan countries are developing countries, and natural resources are the main source of economic growth in these countries. This study assesses the evidence of resource curse in sub-Saharan African countries and the s...


Mar 31, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Uses of Cyclopentanone for the Synthesis of Biologically Active Pyran, Pyridine and Thiophene Derivatives

Eman M. Samir
In the recent work, a series of novel pyran and pyridine and thiophene derivatives were designed and synthesized starting from 2-benzylidenecyclopentanone. The reactivity of these derivatives towards different chemical reagent was studied. The antitumor evaluations of the newly synthesized products were measured and the results showed that some of the synthesized products showed high cytotoxicity.


Mar 30, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Rare Case of Kleine-Levin Syndrome with Mega Cisterna Magna

Abdul-Rahman Sallam Alqubaty, Hadi Mohammed Mujlli, Zumurudah Taha Haroon
Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is an uncommon syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of hypersomnia, behavioural and/or cognitive disturbances, abnormal eating and hypersexual behaviour. The diagnosis is clinical and requires a high index of suspicion and exclusion of other neurological conditions and sleep disorders. We report a case of 15-year-old male who had recurrent episodes of hypersomnia with hyperphagia, hypersexuality, disinhibition and cognitive dysfunction. His brain CT scan shows...


Mar 30, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Determinants of Adolescent Fertility among Rural Women of Ethiopia

Anteneh Mulugeta Eyasu
The main objective of this study is to identify the factors that contribute to adolescent childbearing and to examine to what extent these factors influence adolescent fertility of women in rural Ethiopia. This study was based on 2510 adolescent fertility data of rural women aged 15 - 19 years that was extracted from the original women data of the 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS). Descriptive analysis, chi-square test and binary logistic analysis were employed. Hence, based on ...


Mar 30, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Gapped Motif Discovery with Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm

U. Angela Makolo, Salihu O. Suberu
Motif discovery is one of the fundamental problems that have important applications in identifying drug targets and regulatory sites. Regulatory sites on DNA sequence normally correspond to shared conservative sequence patterns among the regulatory regions of correlated genes. These conserved sequence patterns are called motifs. Identifying motifs and corresponding instances is very important, so biologists can investigate the interactions between DNA and proteins, gene regulation, cell developm...


Mar 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Long Term Follow-Up of ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation—A Study from India

Rajan Ravichandran, Subramanian Kannan
Background: There is a need to do ABO incompatible kidney transplantation in a country like India where deceased donor transplantation is not common. More than 90% transplantations are done with living donors. Although short term results have been reported from 4 centers, there is paucity of data on long term follow-up of such patients. Methods: The data of 18 patients who had undergone ABO incompatible transplantation exceeding a follow-up of 12 months up to 66 months were analyzed. It was comp...


Mar 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Trace Metals Levels in African Giant Land Snails (Achatina achatina) from Selected Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Ishaq S. Eneji, Raymond A. Wuana, Utibe J. Akpan
Trace metals (As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb and Se) in African giant land snails from selected Local Government Areas (LGA) in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria were analysed using atomic absorption spectrophotometric (AAS) technique. Results showed that the mean levels of Cr (399 ± 195 mg/kg) and Se (51.6 ± 31.3 mg/kg) were significantly higher (P < 0.05) than the maximum recommended limits of 1.0 mg/kg and 3.5 mg/kg for Cr and Se, respectively. As, Cd and Pb levels were beyond the detection limit in the snai...


Mar 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Percolation Transitions of the Ideal Gas and Supercritical Mesophase

Leslie V. Woodcock
High-temperature and pressure boundaries of the liquid and gaseous states have not been defined thermodynamically. Standard liquid-state physics texts use either critical isotherms or isobars as ad hoc boundaries in phase diagrams. Here we report that percolation transition loci can define liquid and gas states, extending from super-critical temperatures or pressures to “ideal gas” states. Using computational methodology described previously we present results for the thermodynamic...


Mar 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

New Approach in Investigating the Role of Interaction between an Organism and Physical Factors in Complex Patient Therapy

Vladmimir Dodtievich Bitsoev
This work is dedicated to the new approach in applying physical factors in complex patient therapy. Based on experimental research data the author believes it is necessary to reconsider technical characteristics and exposition of physiotherapeutic factor influencing on the organism taking into account nosological form of disease and individual patient’s specifics. In this regard the author developed new tasks of the clinical physiotherapy and suggested seven principles of new classification of p...


Mar 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

An Assessment of Some Heavy Metals in Sediment of Otamiri River, Imo State, South-Eastern Nigeria

Adebayo Ebenezer Temitope, Lawrence Azubuike Ebeniro, Ajiboye Gabriel Oyediran, Tope Joan C-Oluwatosin
An assessment of some Heavy Metals in Sediment of Otamiri River, Imo State, South-Eastern Nigeria was conducted between the months of August to October, 2015. Water samples were collected from four sampling stations established along the river channel for 3 months (fortnightly). Physic- chemical parameters were analyzed following conventional field and standard laboratory techniques. Temperature range between 24.25℃ - 30.50℃, Hydrogen ion mean concentration value of 7.01 ± 0.19 ppm was obtained,...


Mar 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Economic Surgery: Money Value Transfer and Storage

Franklin Chiemeka Agukwe
This paper is an attempt to create a system that could help minimize the rate of borrowing by developing nations through a system known as MVTS. MVTS is a system that is similar to the Gold Standard. It seeks to apply the Gold Standard system in a currency form that transfers and stores the value of foreign currency of high value into a created domestic currency of low value so that money value of created domestic currency can be boosted through its conversion to a foreign currency of high value...


Mar 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Impact of Organisational and Psychological Factors on the Job Performance of Personnel in Private University Libraries in South-South Nigeria

Lilofa Osamiefan Ogiamien, Roland Izuagbe
The study examined organisational and psychological factors as correlates of job performance of personnel in private university libraries. Descriptive research design was adopted in the study. The total population of the study comprised of 83 respondents in the 8 private universities in South-South Nigeria. Since the population was small, total enumeration sampling technique was employed. The instrument adopted for the collection of data was the questionnaire. The questionnaire was structured ba...


Mar 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Quality Assessment of Groundwater Sources of Potable Water in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Boniface Chidi Okoro, Regina Akudo Uzoukwu, Christopher Kparmekpo Ademe
The research investigated the quality of ground waters in boreholes used as potable water (drinking water and other domestic purposes) in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Three boreholes were randomly selected from numerous boreholes in Owerri. Water analyses were carried out for their physicochemical parameters, major ions, nutrients and bacteriological quality. The obtained average values from the analyses are: total iron (Fe) (mg/L) = 0.03, pH = 5.9, nitrate (mg/L) = 3.0, nitrate (mg/L) = nil. The...


Mar 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Quality Microeconomics

Jiancheng Liu
In traditional microeconomics, only the relationships between quantities and prices of products are taken into account, while the effects of products qualities on the prices, sales, production costs, utilization costs and environmental costs are scarcely or not considered. This paper discusses the differences and relations between the three parties of quality economics, quality economy analysis and quality economy, and sorts out the relevant research results in China and abroad. The paper analyz...


Mar 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Answers from the Holistic Transdisciplinary Paradigm to the Contemporary Challenges in Education: The Subject Awakening and Integration among Sciences, Tradition, Wisdom and Experiences

Camila Aloisio Alves
The present days are marked by deep technological changes, the introduction of media and interaction resources. At the same time, these days faced different crises worldwide which were induced by pollution, irresponsible misuse of natural resources, by the social inequality maintenance and great abysms in the human development. One of the greatest challenges in the educational process is to follow these changes and to respond to them integrally, responsibly and in a way implied to results from h...


Mar 25, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Study on a Ship with 6 Degrees of Freedom Inertial Measurement System and Related Technologies

Jianhui Lu, Yachao Li, Shaonan Chen, Yunxia Wu
We research ship 6 DOF inertial measurement method and displacement reconstruction form acceleration signal to establish the strap-down inertial navigation measurement system through sensors configuration technology. The inertial measurement system consists of three groups of vertically mounted angular rate and acceleration sensors. Through designing an FIR integration filter and studying the ship displacement signal reconstruction from the acceleration, the filter parameters design method and i...


Go