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Few Open Access Journals are Plan S Compliant
Much of the debate on Plan S seems to concentrate on how to make toll access journals open access, taking for granted that existing open access journals are Plan S ...
Impacts of a Changing Earth on Microbial Dynamics and Human Health Risks in the Continuum between Beach Water and Sand
Humans may be exposed to microbial pathogens at recreational beaches via environmental sources, such as water, sand, and aerosols. Although infectious disease risk from exposure to waterborne pathogens has been ...
A Hypothesis Regarding how Sleep can Calibrate Neuronal Excitability in the Central Nervous System and thereby Offer Stability, Sensitivity and the Best Possible Cognitive Function
The function of sleep in mammal and other vertebrates is one of the great mysteries of biology. Many hypotheses have been proposed, but few of these have made even the ...
Heterogeneous Catalysis Under Flow for the 21st Century Fine Chemical Industry
Due to metal leaching and poor catalyst stability, the chemical industry’s fine chemical and pharmaceutical sectors have been historically reluctant to use supported transition metal catalysts to manufacture fine chemicals ...
New Paradigm in Mapping: A Critique on Cartography and GIS
As noted in the introductory quotation, an ideal map was long ago seen as the map of the map, the map of the map, of the map, and so on ...

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Combined Strengthening Techniques to Improve the Out-of-Plane Performance of Masonry Walls
The purpose of this study is to improve the performance of walls under out-of-plane loads, particularly when subjected to the hammering action of the floors. The idea behind the paper ...
Some of the Latest Active Strengthening Techniques for Masonry Buildings: A Critical Analysis
The present paper deals with the retrofitting of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings, subjected to in-plane shear and out of-plane loading when struck by an earthquake. After an introductive comparison between ...
Optimization of Process Parameters for Anti-Glare Spray Coating by Pressure-Feed Type Automatic Air Spray Gun Using Response Surface Methodology
The process of preparing anti-glare thin films by spray-coating silica sol-gel to soda-lime glass was exclusively and statistically studied in this paper. The effects of sol-gel delivery pressure, gas transport ...
Factors Influencing Attachment toward Fukushima-Gata Lagoon: Analyzing Changes in the Lifestyle of Regional Residents
The growing shortage of human resources to manage landscape in the water environment has led to problems concerning preservation of the landscape in Japan. To cultivate people with awareness about ...
A Note on Smooth Transcendental Approximation to |x|
In this review paper, we present a pellucid proof of how x tanh(x/µ) approximates |x|and is better than  √x2 +µ  when we are concernedwith accuracy.  
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