Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2738

Table of Content: 26 July, 2012; 7(28)

July 2012

Indigenous African agriculture and plant associated microbes: Current practice and future transgenic prospects

  Reliance on non-sustainable inputs of fertilizers and pesticides does not hold the answer to obtaining higher yields from sustainable cash as well as food crops grown in Africa. Hence, the use of transgenic plants/crops and plant growth-promoting microbes with the aim of increasing productivity is attractive. In most parts of Africa, the farmers work at a subsistence level, the prevalent...

Author(s): Olubukola O. Babalola and Bernard R. Glick

July 2012

Performance simulations of Rayleigh Doppler lidar system for measuring middle atmosphere winds

  Measurement of atmospheric winds in troposphere and stratosphere regions is an essential component in understanding atmospheric processes. However, providing stratospheric winds is difficult as the instruments like radars and lidars are complex. An incoherent Doppler lidar system with large telescope aperture and operating in visible wavelength is being developed to meet the objective. Simulations have been...

Author(s): Karnam Raghunath and S. Narayana Reddy

July 2012

An epidemiological study on effect of air pollutants on respiratory morbidity in adults of a critically polluted city of northern India

  Research into the health effects of air pollution is ongoing all over the world. This study aimed to assess the impact of air pollution on the respiratory disease in a critically polluted city of northern India. Air pollution has become a hazardous problem in India with an increase in urbanization, vehicle density and industrial smoke emission. Cross-sectional household survey was conducted in...

Author(s): Manoj Kumar

July 2012

Mechanical assessment of artificial turf football pitches: The consequences of no quality certification

  The aim of the study is to assess a sample of twenty artificial football turf pitches (3rd Generation) of the Spanish football league. 7 regulatory tests were conducted ‘in situ’ as presented in EN 15330-1:2007 and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rules. None of the pitches examined passed the 7 field tests of the certification...

Author(s): Pablo Burillo, Leonor Gallardo, José L. Felipe and Ana M. Gallardo

July 2012

Electrochemical investigation and capacitance properties of a novel electrodeposited ordered mesoporous cobalt hydroxide films

  The present work explored a novel, simple and low cost electrochemical route for the investigation of ordered mesoporous cobalt hydroxide films electrodeposited onto gold substrate from cobalt acetate in pluronic lyotropic liquid crystal (P84). This method produces thin films of cobalt hyhdroxid mesostructures on gold substrate by combination of potentiostatic and voltammetric electrodeposition techniques....

Author(s): Y. Obaid, I. S. El-Hallag, E. H. El-Mossalamy, A. O. Al-Youbi and A.M. Asiri

July 2012

Estimating the size of Arabic indexed web content

  Various initiatives designed to increase Arabic Web content have been undertaken in recent years, and now search engines are reporting that the Arabic portion of Web content has grown relative to the overall Web content. An accurate estimate of Arabic Web content is crucial for those interested in studying it and enriching it. In this paper, we propose a statistics-based system to estimate the size of Arabic...

Author(s): Abdulrahman Alarifi, Mansour Alghamdi, Mohammad Zarour, Batoul Aloqail, Heelah Alraqibah, Kholood Alsadhan and Lamia Alkwai

July 2012

An analytical approach to domain concept in Iranian traditional cities

  Human need for comfort, tranquility, a sense of security and meaning in his life as well as respect for his domain by others and desirable settlement shall be made possible by way of obtaining proper trends in specifying private and public areas of his life and establishing accurate hierarchy in functional, and physical aspects. Analysis of this structure that we can find in Iranian traditional cities...

Author(s): Farah Habib

July 2012

Skeletal bone age assessment from epiphysis/metaphysis of phalanges using Hausdorff distance

  The work explains an efficient method for skeletal bone age assessment (BAA) from the epiphysis/metaphysis of phalanges using Hausdorff distance as the measure for classification. The method was based on the Tanner and Whitehouse (TW2) method of BAA. The system guaranteed accurate BAA for the age range 0-10 years for both male and female. The input image was initially preprocessed and 8 EMROI joints were...

Author(s): P. Thangam and K. Thanushkodi