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Surface Modifications of Nanocellulose

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  • June 1, 2024
  • Ning Lin + 1 more
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Surface Modifications of Nanocellulose: Strategies, Methods, and Applications establishes the basic framework of nanocellulose. This book systemically summarizes the strategy and protocols of surface modifications on nanocellulose and comprehensively analyzes the relationship between surface modifications and their functional applications. It provides a one-stop reference for researchers engaged in biopolymer research with a commitment to the development of highly-valued functional polymers, nanomaterials, and green chemistry.

Responsible Artificial Intelligence Re-engineering the Global Public Health Ecosystem

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  • June 1, 2024
  • Dominique J Monlezun
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Responsible Artificial Intelligence Re-engineering the Global Public Health Ecosystem: A Humanity Worth Saving is the first comprehensive book showing how trustworthy AI can revolutionize decolonized global public health. It explains how it works as an ecosystem and how it can be fixed to equitably empower us all to solve the defining crises of our era, from poverty to pandemics, climate to conflicts, debt to divisions. It is written from the first-hand perspective of the world’s first triple doctorate trained physician-data scientist and ethicist who has cared for more than 10,000 patients and authored 5 AI textbooks and more than 400 scientific and ethics papers. This essential resource integrates science, political economics, and ethics to unite our unique cultures, belief systems, institutions, and governments. In doing so, it is meant to give humanity a fighting chance against shared existential threats through cooperation and managed strategic competition for integral sustainable development.Taking seriously diverse voices, perspectives, and insights from the Global North and the Global South, this book uses concrete examples backed up by clear explanations to elucidate the current failures, emerging successes, and societal trends of global public health. It shows how a small number of powerful governments and corporations—amid digitalization, deglobalization, and demographic shifts—dominate global health, and how we can re-engineer a better future for it both societally and technologically. The book spans health breakthroughs in federated data architectures, machine learning, deep learning, swarm learning, quantum computing, blockchain, agile data governance and solidarity, value blocks (of democracies and autocracies), adaptive value supply chains, social networks, pandemics, health financing, universal health coverage, public–private partnerships, healthcare system design, precision agriculture, clean energy, human security, and multicultural global ethics. This book therefore is meant to provide a clear, coherent, and actionable guide equipping students, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and leaders in digital technology, public health, healthcare, health policy, public policy, political economics, and ethics to generate the solutions that will define humanity’s next era—while recovering what that humanity means, and why it is worth saving.

Health on the Move 3: the Reviews

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  • Volume 13
  • June 1, 2024
  • Jenny Mindell + 1 more
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Health on the Move 3: the Reviews, Volume 13 covers this important field of interdisciplinary study. As part of the Transport and Health Science Group’s process of updating Health on the Move 2 it has commissioned a number of in-depth reviews of various aspects of the field. This new release includes chapters such as T&H, inequalities, social exclusion, etc., What are the impacts of disability on travel?, What interventions increase active travel?, Impact of active commuting to school on children’s health: an overview of systematic reviews, How important is travel mode in determining injury and fatality rates related to travel?, and more.Other chapters in this new release include What are the impacts of area-wide 20mph [30kph] speed limits?, What policies are effective in reducing congestion?, What are the economic and social impacts of public transport and how do these relate to health?, Health outcomes of public transport: a systematic review, Transport and Loneliness, Costs of transport and mental health and wellbeing, and What contribution does each of the factors affecting gender differences in travel patterns make?

Natural Behavior

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  • Volume 66
  • June 1, 2024
  • Jeffrey J. Lockman + 2 more
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Natural Behavior, Volume 66 highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors.There is a long history of studying natural behavior in science. In 1872, Charles Darwin documented his observations on the development of his children in words, which was published in an article titled “A Biographical Sketch of an Infant.” Traditionally, observational studies like this had been viewed as insightful but also criticized as not objective and quantitative. More recently, building on advanced computation, the contemporary approaches to studying natural behavior in the real world delivered quantitative results. New sensing and wearable technologies allow researchers to collect high-density data in everyday contexts. With technological advances, we can scale up and obtain quantitative results from real-world data. This volume contains a collection of papers on studying natural behavior of child development. Those papers aim at understanding and predicting behavior and cognition as it occurs within complex real-world situations. Compared with findings from laboratories, the results derived from natural behavior are remarkably reliable, which provides an answer to the reproducibility crisis in science. Moreover, the findings based on natural behavior can be directly applied to the real world, especially in the health and education domains.

Advances in Motivation Science

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  • Volume 11
  • June 1, 2024
  • Andrew J. Elliot
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Advances in Motivation Science, Volume Eleven, the latest release in the Motivation Science series, contains interesting articles that cover topics such as An Ecology of Meaning: An Integrative Framework for Understanding Human Motivations, Beer AMS Quest for Self Knowledge, Boundary conditions of the rational model Finding the limits of rationality, Growth goals: A review of the construct Predictors, Consequences, and Intervention, Pragmatic Prospection Theory, Research, and Practice, and The Quest for Self-Knowledge What Do We Want to Know (and not Know) About Ourselves.

Enhancement of Brain Functions Prompted by Physical Activity Vol 2

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  • Volume 286
  • June 1, 2024
  • Chi-Hung Juan + 2 more
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Enhancement of Brain Functions Prompted by Physical Activity, Volume Two, Volume 286 in the Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances, with this updated volume presenting chapters on a variety of timely topics, including Predicting sports performance of elite female soccer players through smart wearable measurement platform, Physical activity and verbal memory performance: mediating effects of resting-state brain activity, Associations between physical activity, body composition, and cognitive performance among female office workers, Grip strength, working memory, and emotion perception in middle aged males, Association of aerobic fitness and grip strength with cognitive and academic performance in Arab children, and much more.

Reconstructing Olduvai

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  • May 31, 2024
  • Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo + 5 more
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Reconstructing Olduvai: The Behavior of Early Humans at David's Site provides the necessary information for future generations of archaeologists to peer into the lifestyle of early humans. Much of what is known about these hominins originates from the detailed excavations that Mary Leakey carried out at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. Since then, work at Olduvai has produced a wealth of new fossils, resulting in the discovery of David's Site, the biggest early Pleistocene site in the world. This will be an indispensable resource for students, academics, and researchers who share an interest in the evolution of early human behavior.Written by leaders of present-day excavations at Olduvai Gorge, this book is systematically divided into three parts to deliver a clear account of the research advancements at David's Site. Part I focuses on the presentation of the site and the description of its geological and palaeoecological reconstruction. Part II examines hominin feeding habits, including how they brought, processed, and consumed animals at the site. Part III explores hominin technologies, including reconstruction of the stone-tool activities carried out at the site.

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management

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  • May 23, 2024
  • Jili Tao + 2 more
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Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management presents the state of the art in hybrid electric vehicle system modeling and management. With a focus on learning-based energy management strategies, this book provides detailed methods, mathematical models, and strategies designed to optimize the energy management of the energy supply module of a hybrid vehicle.This book first addresses the underlying problems in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) modeling, and then introduces several artificial intelligence–based energy management strategies of HEV systems, including those based on fuzzy control with driving pattern recognition, multiobjective optimization, fuzzy Q-learning and Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (DDPG) algorithms. To help readers apply these management strategies, this book also introduces State of Charge and State of Health prediction methods and real-time driving pattern recognition. For each application, the detailed experimental process, program code, experimental results, and algorithm performance evaluation are provided.Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management is a valuable reference for anyone involved in the modeling and management of hybrid electric vehicles, and will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and professionals working on HEVs in the fields of energy, electrical, and automotive engineering.

Computational Intelligence Techniques for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

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  • May 23, 2024
  • Sanjoy Kumar Paul + 1 more
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Computational Intelligence Techniques for Sustainable Supply Chain Management presents state-of-the-art computational intelligence techniques and applications for supply chain sustainability issues and logistic problems, filling the gap between general textbooks on sustainable supply chain management and more specialized literature dealing with methods for computational intelligence techniques. This book focuses on addressing problems in advanced topics in the sustainable supply chain and will appeal to practitioners, managers, researchers, students, and professionals interested in sustainable logistics, procurement, manufacturing, inventory and production management, scheduling, transportation, and supply chain network design.

Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Computing

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  • May 23, 2024
  • Muhammet Deveci
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Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Computing investigates recent technological advances in decision support systems models designed to solve real world applications. The book provides a broad overview of digital technology transformation as applied to the circular economy, which is seeking to drive improvements in scientific research, communication, logistics, automation, production, and the improved sustainability of these processes and products. The book explores applications of decision support for sustainable development across supply chain management, business intelligence, agriculture, aviation, communications, and finance.