Monthly Archives: December 2015

On the Core Competence of Chinese Manufacturing Industry under the New Formats of “Internet Plus”—A Case Study on Furniture Industry

Author(s): Renping Zhang, Junrong Liu ABSTRACT Through factor analyses, the paper makes a performance evaluation on the listed companies in furniture industry, finds out the representative companies and then analyzes their business strategies and ways to improve their core competence, … Continue reading

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Atypical Variations of Water Conductivity Prior to Tectonic Earthquakes

Author(s): Fidel Martínez-García, Arturo Colín-Cruz, Salvador Adame-Martínez, Jorge J. Ramírez-García ABSTRACT Within the framework of precursor events related to earthquakes, this paper analyzes the possible effect on the aquatic environment of the surrounding energy that accompanies earthquakes, particularly in the … Continue reading

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On the Maximum of Wind Power Efficiency

Author(s): Gerhard Kramm, Gary Sellhorst , Hannah K. Ross, John Cooney, Ralph Dlugi, Nicole Mölders ABSTRACT In our paper we demonstrate that the filtration equation used by Gorban’ et al. for determining the maximum efficiency of plane propellers of about … Continue reading

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Estimates and Variability of the Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes in the Gulf of Guinea during the 2005-2007 Period

Author(s): Urbain Koffi, Georges Kouadio, Yves K. Kouadio ABSTRACT Measurements of CO2 parameters (i.e. Total Alkalinity (TA) and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC)) were made from June 2005 to September 2007 in six EGEE (“Etude de la circulation océanique et de … Continue reading

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Impacts of Cruise-Ship Entry Quotas on Visibility and Air Quality in Glacier Bay

Author(s):Nicole Mölders, Scott Gende ABSTRACT Managers at Glacier Bay National Park must annually determine the allowable number of cruise-ship entries into the park. This decision considers how differences in visitor volume may affect park resources. This study quantified the impacts … Continue reading

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The Oil Price Crash of 2014: Implications for a Multi-Billion Dollar LNG Project

Author(s):Uyiosa Omoregie ABSTRACT The price of oil is probably the single most important economic variable in the global economy. The rapid drop in price of oil in 2014 set analysts and commentators busy, trying to predict its trajectory and implications. … Continue reading

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Real-Time Detection of Unstable Control Loop Behavior in a Feedback Active Noise Cancellation System for In-Ear Headphones

Author(s): Sven Höber, Christian Pape, Eduard Reithmeier ABSTRACT Active noise controls are used in a wide field of applications to cancel out unwanted surrounding noise. Control systems based on the feedback structure however have the disadvantage that they may become … Continue reading

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The Myth of the High-Efficiency External-Combustion Stirling Engine

Author(s): Paul H. Riley ABSTRACT The reported discrepancy between theory and experiment for external combustion Stirling engines is explained by the addition of thermal resistance of the combustion gasses to the standard Carnot model. In these cases, the Stirling engine … Continue reading

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Chemical Composition, Characterization and Factors Affecting Household Dust (<20 µm) in Greater Cairo, Egypt

Author(s):Salwa K. Hassan, Ahmed A. El-Abssawy, Mamdouh I. Khoder ABSTRACT Adverse health and environmental effects of household dust are derived from their chemical composition and properties. In this study, household, stairs and entryway dust (<20 μm) samples from homes located … Continue reading

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