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    • Warning at sea: be prepared, be ready 

      Miranda, Bernard (2017)
      Growing tensions in disputed waters and enforcement operations by maritime security agencies against various threats have resulted in warships and other vessels exchanging warning shots. The uncertainty posed by such actions ...
    • Waste thermal energy harvesting from a convection-driven Rijke–Zhao thermo-acoustic-piezo system 

      Zhao, Dan (2013)
      In this work, a convection-driven Rijke–Zhao thermo-acoustic-piezo system is designed and experimentally tested to demonstrate its potential for harvesting thermal energy. For this, a nonlinear theoretical model is developed ...
    • Water adsorption on various metal organic framework 

      Teo, Benjamin How Wei; Chakraborty, Anutosh (2017)
      In this paper, Metal Organic Framework (MOF) undergoes N2 and water adsorption experiment to observe how the material properties affects the water sorption performance. The achieved N2 isotherms is used to estimate the BET ...
    • Water and heat budgets of a shallow tropical reservoir 

      Xing, Zikun; Fong, Derek A.; Tan, Kok Meng; Lo, Edmond Yat-Man; Monismith, Stephen G. (2012)
      This study is one of the few attempts to close water and heat budgets in tropical lakes and reservoirs on both daily and monthly time scales. A water budget of Kranji Reservoir is constructed for the year of 2007 using ...
    • Water characteristic curve of soil with bimodal grain-size distribution 

      Satyanaga, Alfrendo; Rahardjo, Harianto; Leong, Eng Choon; Wang, Jing-Yuan (2013)
      Soil–water characteristic curve (SWCC) is the most fundamental and important soil property in unsaturated soil mechanics. It has been used for analyzing slope stability due to the infiltration of rainfall into slopes and ...
    • Water characteristic curves of recycled materials 

      Rahardjo, Harianto; Vilayvong, K.; Leong, Eng Choon (2011)
      Water characteristic curves (WCCs) of recycled materials are not well researched. In this study, the WCCs of three specimens from recycled concrete aggregate, three specimens from reclaimed asphalt pavement, and one specimen ...
    • Water complexes of cytochrome P450 : insights from energy decomposition analysis 

      Thellamurege, Nandun; Hirao, Hajime (2013)
      Water is a small molecule that nevertheless perturbs, sometimes significantly, the electronic properties of an enzyme's active site. In this study, interactions of a water molecule with the ferric heme and the compound I ...
    • Water disputes in South Asia : can the region come together? 

      Arpita Mathur (2011)
      Several factors drive water disputes in South Asia. To solve the problems, it is critical to involve even China. Solutions must foster the sharing of water resources through increasing dialogue and building mutual trust.
    • Water Ingress Detection in Low-Pressure Gas Pipelines Using Distributed Temperature Sensing System 

      Wang, Libo; Narasimman, Srivathsan Chakaravarthi; Ravula, Sugunakar Reddy; Ukil, Abhisek (2016)
      In a distribution network of low-pressure gas pipelines, the situation of gas leak can be further aggravated when groundwater enters the pipeline through leaks and eventually blocks the gas flow. This will have critical ...
    • Water insecurity in Himalayas : emerging tensions & lessons for ASEAN 

      Yang Razali Kassim (2010)
      Climate change is triggering water insecurity in the greater Himalayan region, raising new sources of tension that may embroil India and China in future conflict. These emerging tensions need to be managed. There ...
    • Water nanodroplet thermodynamics : quasi-solid phase boundary dispersivity 

      Zhang, Xi; Sun, Peng; Huang, Yongli; Ma, Zengsheng; Liu, Xinjuan; Zhou, Ji; Zheng, Weitao; Sun, Chang Qing (2015)
      It has long been puzzling that water nanodroplet undergoes simultaneously “supercooling” at freezing and “superheating” at melting. Recent progress [Sun et al., J Phys Chem Lett 2013, 4: 2565; ibid, 4: 3238] enables us to ...
    • Water Origins: the *alb- Root in the Pre-Latin Toponymy of Ancient Liguria 

      Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco (2013)
      Paleo-Ligurian place names of the type Alba,Old European river names Albis and the like, as well as their ablautingforms Olb- (> Orb- in Romance Ligurian) do not reflectdirectly the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) adjective ...
    • Water place names in the pre-Latin ligurian context. A study in prehistoric toponomastics and semantics 

      Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco (2013)
      This paper outlines a new applied epistemological aspect of the so-called Convergence Theory that is aimed to develop a potentially "homogeneous" vision between the different approaches in the field of Indo-European ...
    • Water's tensile strength measured using an optofluidic chip 

      Li, Z. G.; Xiong, S.; Chin, L. K.; Ando, K.; Zhang, J. B.; Liu, A. Q. (2015)
      In this paper, for the first time, the tensile strength of water is directly measured using an optofluidic chip based on the displacement of air–water interface deformation with homogeneous nucleation. When water in a ...
    • Water-Bridge Mediates Recognition of mRNA Cap in eIF4E 

      Lama, Dilraj; Pradhan, Mohan R.; Brown, Christopher J.; Eapen, Rohan S.; Joseph, Thomas L.; Kwoh, Chee-Keong; Lane, David P.; Verma, Chandra Shekhar (2017)
      Ligand binding pockets in proteins contain water molecules, which play important roles in modulating protein-ligand interactions. Available crystallographic data for the 5′ mRNA cap-binding pocket of the translation ...
    • Water-Place: The Origin of the Place-Name Squaneto 

      Francesco, Perono Cacciafoco (2012)
      The paper aims at scientifically reconstructing the etymology of the place name Squaneto on the basis of the root *akw- in the "macro-system" of linguistic (not only) Indo-European water stems involved in the formation of ...
    • Water-promoted C-S bond formation reactions 

      Xie, Peizhong; Wang, Jinyu; Liu, Yanan; Fan, Jing; Wo, Xiangyang; Fu, Weishan; Sun, Zuolian; Loh, Teck-Peng (2018)
      Allylic sulfones, owning to their widespread distributions in biologically active molecules, received increasing attention in the past few years. However, the synthetic method under mild conditions is still a challenging ...
    • Water-soluble MoS3 nanoparticles for photocatalytic H2 evolution 

      Zhang, Wei; Zhou, Tianhua; Zheng, Jianwei; Hong, Jindui; Pan, Yunxiang; Xu, Rong (2015)
      Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-modified MoS3 nanoparticles with unusual water solubility up to 1.0 mg mL−1 were synthesized through a facile hydrothermal method in the presence of thioacetic acid. The amorphous nanoparticles ...
    • Water-Soluble pillararene-functionalized graphene oxide for in vitro raman and fluorescence dual-mode imaging 

      Zhang, Huacheng; Ma, Xing; Nguyen, Kim Truc; Zeng, Yongfei; Tai, Shuhui; Zhao, Yanli (2014)
      This study provides a successful preparation of biocompatible hybrid materials (1-GO and 2-GO) by the integration of graphene oxide (GO) with water-soluble pillararenes (bolaamphiphile 1 and tadpolelike amphiphile 2) for ...