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    • Identification of line-specific strategies for improving carotenoid production in synthetic maize through data-driven mathematical modeling 

      Comas, Jorge; Benfeitas, Rui; Vilaprinyo Terré, Ester; Sorribas Tello, Albert; Solsona Tehàs, Francesc; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Berman Quintana, Judit; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Capell Capell, Teresa; Sandmann, Gerhard; Zhu, Changfu; Christou, Paul; Alves, Rui (Wiley online library, 2016)
      Plant synthetic biology is still in its infancy. However, synthetic biology approaches have been used to manipulate and improve the nutritional and health value of staple food crops such as rice, potato and maize. With ...
    • IEA SHC Task 42 / ECES Annex 29 WG A1: Engineering and Processing of PCMs, TCMs and Sorption Materials 

      Ristić, Alenka; Furbo, Simon; Moser, Christoph; Schranzhofer, Hermann; Lazaro, Ana; Delgado, Mónica; Peñalosa, Conchita; Zalewski, Laurent; Diarce, Gonzalo; Alkan, Cemil; Gunasekara, Saman N.; Haussmann, Thomas; Gschwander, Stefan; Rathgeber, Christoph; Schmit, Henri; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Ferrer, Gerard; Konuklu, Yeliz; Paksoy, Halime; Rammelberg, Holger; Munz, Gunther; Herzog, Thomas; Jänchen, Jochen; Palomo, Elena (Elsevier, 2016)
      An overview on the recent results on the engineering and characterization of sorption materials, PCMs and TCMs investigated in the working group WG A1 “Engineering and processing of TES materials” of IEA SHC Task 42 / ECES ...
    • IEA SHC Task 42 / ECES Annex 29 – A Simple Tool for the Economic Evaluation of Thermal Energy Storages 

      Rathgeber, Christoph; Hiebler, Stefan; Lävemann, Eberhard; Dolado, Pablo; Lazaro, Ana; Gasia, Jaume; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Miró, Laia; Cabeza, Luisa F.; König-Haagen, Andreas; Brüggemann, Dieter; Campos-Celador, Álvaro; Franquet, Erwin; Fumey, Benjamin; Dannemand, Mark; Badenhop, Thomas; Diriken, Jan; Nielsen, Jan Erik; Hauer, Andreas (Elsevier, 2016)
      Within the framework of IEA SHC Task 42 / ECES Annex 29, a simple tool for the economic evaluation of thermal energy storages has been developed and tested on various existing storages. On that account, the storage capacity ...
    • Immersion corrosion tests on metal-salt hydrate pairs used for latent heat storage in the 32 to 36 8C temperature range 

      Cabeza, Luisa F.; Illa i Alibés, Josep; Roca Enrich, Joan; Badia Pascual, Ferran; Mehling, Harald; Hiebler, Stefan; Ziegler, F. (Wiley, 2001)
      During the last decades, energy storage has become more and more important. It is required in order to utilize alternative energy sources, which often are available at times when energy is not needed. The main applications ...
    • Impact of accessibility barriers on the mood of users with motor and dexterity impairments 

      Pascual Almenara, Afra; Ribera, Mireia; Granollers i Saltiveri, Toni (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Càtedra d'AccessibilitatFundación ONCE, 2015-05-26)
      With the aim of knowing the impact of accessibility problems on persons with motor impairments, we did a user test with this user group. The focus of the test was the analysis of this collective user"s mood relative to ...
    • Implementation of a robust absolute virtual head mouse combining face detection, template matching and optical flow algorithms 

      Pallejà Cabrè, Tomàs; Guillamet, A.; Tresánchez Ribes, Marcel; Teixidó Cairol, Mercè; Rebate, Carlos; Palacín Roca, Jordi; Viso, A. F. del (Springer Verlag, 2013)
      This work proposes the implementation of a robust absolute virtual head mouse based on the interpretation of head movements and face gestures captured with a frontal camera. The procedure combines face detection, ...
    • Implementing and Analysing an Effective Explicit Coscheduling Algorithm on a NOW 

      Solsona Tehàs, Francesc; Giné, Francesc; Molina, Fermín; Hernandez, Porfidio; Luque, Emilio (Springer Verlag, 2001)
      Networks of workstations (NOWs) have become important and cost-effective parallel platforms for scientific computations. In practice, a NOW system is heterogeneous and non-dedicated. These two unique factors make ...
    • Implementing Explicit and Implicit Coscheduling in a PVM Environment 

      Solsona Tehàs, Francesc; Giné, Francesc; Hernandez, Porfidio; Luque, Emilio (Springer Verlag, 2000)
      Our efforts are directed towards the understanding of the coscheduling mechanism in a NOW system when a parallel job is executed with local workloads, balancing parallel efficiency against the local interactive response. ...
    • Implicit Plasticity Framework: A Client-Side Generic Framework for Collaborative Activities 

      Sendín Veloso, Montserrat; Collazos Ordóñez, César A. (Springer Verlag, 2006)
      We are interested in integrating and exploiting the sharedknowledge from a group by an existing infrastructure of plasticity, as another parameter more to be embedded in the adaptation process. The aim is to offer the ...
    • Imprint of spatial curvature on inflation power spectrum 

      Massó, Eduard; Mohanty, Subhendra; Nautiyal, Akhilesh; Zsembinszki, Gabriel (American Physical Society, 2008)
      If the universe had a large curvature before inflation there is a deviation from the scale invariant perturbations of the inflaton at the beginning of inflation. This may have some effect on the CMB anisotropy at large ...
    • Improved Branch and Bound Algorithms for Max-2-SAT and Weighted Max-2-SAT 

      Planes Cid, Jordi (Springer Verlag, 2003)
      We developed novel branch and bound algorithms for solving Max-SAT and weighted Max-SAT, which are variants of the algorithm of Borchers & Furman (BFA) [1]. We improved BFA by (i) defining a lower bound of better quality, ...
    • Improved Exact Solvers for Weighted Max-SAT 

      Alsinet, Teresa; Manyà Serres, Felip; Planes Cid, Jordi (Springer Verlag, 2005)
      We present two new branch and bound weighted Max-SAT solvers (Lazy and Lazy ) which incorporate original data structures and inference rules, and a lower bound of better quality
    • Improved Multiexponential Transcient Spectroscopy By Iterative Deconvolution 

      Marco, Santiago; Palacín Roca, Jordi; Samitier, Josep (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001)
      The analysis of multiexponential decays is challenging because of their complex nature. When analyzing these signals, not only the parameters, but also the orders of the models, have to be estimated. Here, we present ...
    • Improvement of a thermal energy storage using plates with paraffin–graphite composite 

      Marín, José M.; Zalba, Belén; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Mehling, Harald (Elsevier, 2005)
      This work aims at designing a thermal energy storage (TES) using air as heat transfer medium, efficient mainly for free-cooling but also for other applications, improving the low heat transfer rates dues to the thermal ...
    • Improvement of the thermal inertia of building materials incorporating PCM. Evaluation in the macroscale 

      Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Navarro, Maria E.; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2013)
      The energy demand by the private sector for buildings HVAC systems has increased significantly, driving the scientific community to find different alternatives to reduce this high energy demand. Phase change materials ...
    • Improving Cognitive Visual-Motor Abilities in Individuals with Down Syndrome 

      Torres Carrión, Pablo V.; González González, Carina S.; Toledo Delgado, Pedro A.; Gil Iranzo, Rosa María; Reyes Alonso, Nuria; Hernández Morales, Selene (MDPI, 2019)
      Down syndrome causes a reduction in cognitive abilities, with visual-motor skills being particularly affected. In this work, we have focused on this skill in order to stimulate better learning. The proposal relies on ...
    • Improving multiple sequence alignment biological accuracy through genetic algorithms 

      Orobitg Cortada, Miquel; Cores Prado, Fernando; Guirado Fernández, Fernando; Roig Mateu, Concepció; Notredame, Cedric (Springer, 2013)
      Accuracy on multiple sequence alignments (MSA) is of great significance for such important biological applications as evolution and phylogenetic analysis, homology and domain structure prediction. In such analyses, alignment ...
    • Improving the energy efficiency of passive PCM system using controlled natural ventilation 

      Prabhakar, Mohit; Saffari Tabalvandani, Mohammad; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2020)
      In recent years, the building sector has been responsible for continuous increase in energy consumption in the world. Space heating and cooling accounts for 34% of this energy consumption in buildings. In this context, ...
    • Improving the production chain with LCA and eco-design: application to cosmetic packaging 

      Civancik-Uslu, Didem; Puig, Rita; Voigt, Stephan; Walter, Dieter; Fullana i Palmer, Pere (Elsevier, 2019-09-09)
      One of the main drivers for companies to perform environmental improvements is economic benefit, either by obtaining a more valuable product or gaining new customers. Circular economy combines environmental improvements ...
    • Improving thermal comfort of earthen dwellings in sub-Saharan Africa with passive design 

      Rincón, Lídia; Carrobé, Ariadna; Martorell, Ingrid; Medrano Martorell, Marc (2019-03-01)
      Earthen architecture historically has been widely used for wall construction around the world, particularly in developing countries. Most of the earthen dwellings in Burkina Faso are built traditionally with adobe walls. ...