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Online path planning for AUV rendezvous in dynamic cluttered undersea environment using evolutionary algorithms
In this study, a single autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) aims to rendezvous with a submerged leader recovery vehicle through a cluttered and variable operating field. The rendezvous problem is transformed into a Nonlinear ...
On the classification of seawater intrusion
In vivo high-efficiency targeted photodynamic therapy of ultra-small Fe3O4@polymer-NPO/PEG-Glc@Ce6 nanoprobes based on small size effect
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017-03-13)
Effectively prolonging the residence time of nanoprobes in the tumor region and reducing the accumulation of nanoprobes in the vital organs (for example, lung, liver and spleen) is crucial for high-efficiency photodynamic ...
Traumatic subaxial cervical facet subluxation and dislocation: epidemiology, radiographic analyses, and risk factors for spinal cord injury
Background Context Distractive flexion injuries (DFIs) of the subaxial cervical spine are major contributors to spinal cord injury (SCI). Prompt assessment and early intervention of DFIs associated with SCI are crucial ...
Cryptic lineage differentiation among Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the northwest Indian Ocean
Phylogeography can provide insight into the potential for speciation and identify geographic regions and evolutionary processes associated with species richness and evolutionary endemism. In the marine environment, highly ...
Genetic divergence between two phenotypically distinct bottlenose dolphin ecotypes suggests separate evolutionary trajectories
Due to their worldwide distribution and occupancy of different types of environments, bottlenose dolphins display considerable morphological variation. Despite limited understanding about the taxonomic identity of such ...
Occasional hybridization between a native and invasive Senecio species in Australia is unlikely to contribute to invasive success
Background Hybridization between native and invasive species can facilitate introgression of native genes that increase invasive potential by providing exotic species with pre-adapted genes suitable for new environments. ...
The equivalence of multi-axis spine systems: Recommended stiffness limits using a standardized testing protocol
The complexity of multi-axis spine testing often makes it challenging to compare results from different studies. The aim of this work was to develop and implement a standardized testing protocol across three six-axis spine ...
Effects of α-lipoic acid on growth performance, body composition, antioxidant status and lipid catabolism of juvenile Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis fed different lipid percentage
This study evaluates the effects of dietary lipid percentage (7% and 13%) on growth performance, body composition, antioxidative status and hepatopancreas lipid catabolism of Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. Each ...
Response of leaf stable carbon isotope composition to temporal and spatial variabilities of aridity index on two opposite hillslopes in a native vegetated catchment
The stable carbon isotope composition (δ13C) has been demonstrated to be a useful indicator of environmental conditions occurring during plant growth. Previous studies suggest that tree leaf δ13C is correlated with mean ...