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Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition

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ISBN: 9781921666452 Year: Pages: 471 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459230 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Anthropology
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In 1948 a collection of scientists, anthropologists and photographers journeyed to northern Australia for a seven-month tour of research and discovery—now regarded as ‘the last of the big expeditions’. The American–Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land was front-page news at the time, but 60 years later it is virtually unknown. This lapse into obscurity was due partly to the fraught politics of Australian anthropology and animus towards its leader, the Adelaide-based writer-photographer Charles Mountford. Promoted as a ‘friendly mission’ that would foster good relations between Australia and its most powerful wartime ally, the Expedition was sponsored by National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution and the Australian Government. An unlikely cocktail of science, diplomacy and popular geography, the Arnhem Land Expedition put the Aboriginal cultures of the vast Arnhem Land reserve on an international stage.

Autonome 3D-Umweltmodellierung von Innenräumen auf Basis von dichten Tiefenbildern

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ISBN: 9783866442467 Year: Pages: V, 183 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000008293 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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In der vorliegenden Abhandlung wird ein System zur autonomen 3D-Umweltmodellierung vorgestellt, welches auf den drei Hauptprozessen Datenaufnahme, Datenintegration und Aktionsplanung beruht. Basis der Modellierung sind dichte Tiefenbilder, generiert durch einen rotierenden Zeilenscanner, mit Punktmerkmalen. Durch die Registrierung aller Daten können die Fehler der odometrischen Lagebestimmung minimiert werden. Anhand der ermittelten 3D-Daten wird die nächste beste Aufnahmeposition ermittelt.

Haptische Objekterkennung mit einer humanoiden Roboterhand

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ISBN: 9783731500728 Year: Pages: VII, 241 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000035928 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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The focus of this work is on the analysis of haptic sensor data acquired by a humanoid robot for shape-based object classification. The central theme is the examination of different approaches for the fusion of haptic sensor data in order to distinguish objects roughly with a few or in detail with several samples. A part of the presented system is an attention space with provide a strategy for an active object classification.

Exploring the Interior: Essays on Literary and Cultural History

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ISBN: 9781783743933 9781783743957 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 366 DOI: https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0126 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In this fascinating collection of essays Harvard Emeritus Professor Karl S. Guthke examines the ways in which, for European scholars and writers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, world-wide geographical exploration led to an exploration of the self. Guthke explains how in the age of Enlightenment and beyond intellectual developments were fuelled by excitement about what Ulrich Im Hof called "the grand opening-up of the wide world”, especially of the interior of the non-European continents. This outward turn was complemented by a fascination with "the world within” as anthropology and ethnology focused on the humanity of the indigenous populations of far-away lands – an interest in human nature that suggested a way for Europeans to understand themselves, encapsulated in Gauguin’s Tahitian rumination "What are we?”The essays in the first half of the book discuss first- or second-hand, physical or mental encounters with the exotic lands and populations beyond the supposed cradle of civilisation. The works of literature and documents of cultural life featured in these essays bear testimony to the crossing not only of geographical, ethnological, and cultural borders but also of borders of a variety of intellectual activities and interests. The second section examines the growing interest in astronomy and the engagement with imagined worlds in the universe, again with a view to understanding homo sapiens, as compared now to the extra-terrestrials that were confidently assumed to exist. The final group of essays focuses on the exploration of the landscape of what was called "the universe within”; featuring, among a variety of other texts, Schiller’s plays The Maid of Orleans and William Tell, these essays observe and analyse what Erich Heller termed "The Artist’s Journey into the Interior.”This collection, which travels from the interior of continents to the interior of the mind, is itself a set of explorations that revel in the discovery of what was half-hidden in language. Written by a scholar of international repute, it is eye-opening reading for all those with an interest in the literary and cultural history of (and since) the Enlightenment.

Tanzpraxis in der Forschung – Tanz als Forschungspraxis

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Book Series: Tanzforschung ISBN: 9783839436028 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.14361/9783839436028 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Arts in general
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Dance practice is gaining just as much in importance in research as it is becoming a kind of research in itself. Choreography, improvisation and exploration are expanding conventional discursive methods of knowledge generation and transfer to incorporate aesthetic dimensions of movement, corporeality, sensuality and emotion. This volume, with its interdisciplinary structure, provides an insight into the multi-faceted trend of research approaches that have either developed directly from, or refer back to, dance practice. Using projects as concrete examples, the contributions in this volume present theoretical and methodological foundations and historical connections advances in knowledge.

Interessengetriebene audiovisuelle Szenenexploration

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Book Series: Karlsruher Schriften zur Anthropomatik / Lehrstuhl für Interaktive Echtzeitsysteme, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ; Fraunhofer-Inst. für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB Karlsruhe ISSN: 18636489 ISBN: 9783731504573 Year: Volume: 22 Pages: XXII, 232 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000051044 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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An ever-increasing integration of technology in our daily life took place over the last years. Humanoid robots like other autonomous systems are becoming increasingly relevant. For these systems it is essential to perceive their current environment at the required level of detail. Therefore, this publication introduces the interest-driven audiovisual scene exploration based on multimodal saliency, knowledge-driven curiosity and other aspects, which achieve an important scientific contribution.

The Spanish Lake

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ISBN: 9781920942168 Year: Pages: 372 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459544 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Discovery; Exploration; Civilization; Economic conditions; European influences; History; Spain; Latin america; Pacific area

Geothermal Energy: Delivering on the Global Potential

ISBN: 9783038421337 9783038421344 Year: Pages: 430 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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After decades of being largely the preserve of countries in volcanic regions, the use of geothermal energy—for both heat and power applications—is now expanding worldwide. This reflects its excellent low-carbon credentials and its ability to offer baseload and dispatchable output - rare amongst the mainstream renewables. Yet uptake of geothermal still lags behind that of solar and wind, principally because of (i) uncertainties over resource availability in poorly-explored reservoirs and (ii) the concentration of full-lifetime costs into early-stage capital expenditure (capex). Recent advances in reservoir characterization techniques are beginning to narrow the bounds of exploration uncertainty, both by improving estimates of reservoir geometry and properties, and by providing pre-drilling estimates of temperature at depth. Advances in drilling technologies and management have potential to significantly lower initial capex, while operating expenditure is being further reduced by more effective reservoir management — supported by robust mathematical models — and increasingly efficient energy conversion systems (flash, binary and combined-heat-and-power). Advances in characterization and modelling are also improving management of shallow low-enthalpy resources that can only be exploited using heat-pump technology. Taken together with increased public appreciation of the benefits of geothermal, the technology is finally ready to take its place as a mainstream renewable technology, This book draws together some of the latest developments in concepts and technology that are enabling the growing realisation of the global potential of geothermal energy in all its manifestations.After decades of being largely the preserve of countries in volcanic regions, the use of geothermal energy—for both heat and power applications—is now expanding worldwide. This reflects its excellent low-carbon credentials and its ability to offer baseload and dispatchable output - rare amongst the mainstream renewables. Yet uptake of geothermal still lags behind that of solar and wind, principally because of (i) uncertainties over resource availability in poorly-explored reservoirs and (ii) the concentration of full-lifetime costs into early-stage capital expenditure (capex). Recent advances in reservoir characterization techniques are beginning to narrow the bounds of exploration uncertainty, both by improving estimates of reservoir geometry and properties, and by providing pre-drilling estimates of temperature at depth. Advances in drilling technologies and management have potential to significantly lower initial capex, while operating expenditure is being further reduced by more effective reservoir management — supported by robust mathematical models — and increasingly efficient energy conversion systems (flash, binary and combined-heat-and-power). Advances in characterization and modelling are also improving management of shallow low-enthalpy resources that can only be exploited using heat-pump technology. Taken together with increased public appreciation of the benefits of geothermal, the technology is finally ready to take its place as a mainstream renewable technology.

Oxidative Stress and Space Biology: An Organ-Based Approach

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ISBN: 9783038429036 9783038429043 Year: Pages: VIII, 182 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Biology
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Technological advances now allow the planning of deep space exploration missions with the aim to discover new habitats for humankind. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has spearheaded this effort and the research into the identification of risks to crew members associated with such lengthy missions. Exciting work from a multitude of investigators across the US, Europe and Japan have identified oxidative damage as a significant risk to major organs that could pose a threat to the health of the astronauts and the success of the mission. This Special Issue of IJMS is dedicated to providing a comprehensive overview of the identified risks and focus on how oxidative stress specifically could impact major organ systems when exposed to space-relevant conditions such as cosmic/galactic radiation, solar particle events, hypogravity, hyperoxia and hypoxia or a combination of stressors.

Die Uebertragbarkeit von Werbekonzeptionen auf internationale Maerkte

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Book Series: Schriften zu Marketing und Management ISBN: 9783820469868 Year: Pages: 321 DOI: 10.3726/b13596 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Information theory
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Die Diskussion, ob Werbekonzeptionen international tätiger Unternehmen international vereinheitlicht werden können (Standardisierung) oder länderspezifisch entwickelt werden müssen (Differenzierung), wird stark kontrovers geführt. Die vorliegende Arbeit strukturiert und analysiert die Bedingungen, unter denen eine Standardisierung internationaler Werbekonzeptionen möglich erscheint. Unter Berücksichtigung der Ergebnisse einer empirischen Untersuchung bei 32 international tätigen Werbeagenturen werden alternative Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten internationaler Werbestrategien abgeleitet.

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