Volume 5 Issue 4 - August 1, 2008
Articles Digest

Research Express@NCKU        Aug. 1~ Aug. 14, 2008

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Increased Rho Kinase Activity in a Taiwanese Population with Metabolic Syndrome
Ping-Yen Liu

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk factors and is closely associated with insulin resistance and obesity. The precise diagnosis of MetS, however, ...

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A ZnO nanowire vacuum pressure sensor
Shoou-Jinn Chang

Vacuum pressure sensors are indispensable devices for applications such as thin film deposition, biomedical experiment and industrial process control. For example, thermopile [1], thermocouple [2] and ...

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Ground vibrations produced by rock motions and debris flows
Ching-Jer Huang

Debris flows are rapid, gravity-induced flows of mixtures of rocks, mud and water. The gradual increase in over-cultivation in mountainous regions worldwide has led to disasters caused by debris flows that threaten inhabitants living near those mountains. ...

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A View Towards the Future of Subsurface Characterization: CAT Scanning Groundwater Basins
Cheng-Haw Lee

Groundwater inflow (infiltration, recharge, river seepage, regional inflows, etc.) and outflow (evapotranspiration, spring discharge, regional groundwater flows, etc.) ...

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Linear cascaded GaN-based green LEDs for high-speed and high-power performance
Jinn-Kong Sheu

Recent experiments demonstrated a high power (~ 100mW) green laser, which was produced utilizing the second-harmonic-generation (SHG) technique and a high power semiconductor laser at around 1064nm wavelength for optical pumping. ...

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Sequential forecast of incident duration using artificial neural network models
Chien-Hung Wei

Incident is one of the main reasons causing traffic congestion. In 1988, the total amount of extra travel time and fuel consumption caused by congestion ...

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