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Chapter 5: Process and Revolution

J Krishnamurti Krishnamurti Foundation America ePub
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Image Analysis For Fast Characterization of Uniformity Using Automated Image Capture

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, Joan Lu, Fernando G. Tinetti, Jane You, George Jandieri, Gerald Schaefer, Ashu M. G. Solo, Vladimir Volkov CSREA Press PDF


Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'13 |

Image Analysis For Fast Characterization of Uniformity

Using Automated Image Capture

S. Panosyan*1, A. Raheja1, N. Pernalete2, D. Still3, A. Meyer4


Department of Computer Science,


Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology


Department of Plant Science,

*Graduate Student Researcher,

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Ransom Seed Laboratory, Carpinteria, CA

Abstract — Over the past decade, numerous computer vision systems have been designed and developed to assist those responsible for performing seed examinations and testing [1-14]. With the vast number of plants and the multitude of shapes the seedling roots can take, a general system that measured interesting seed properties such as germination percentage and rate, seed quality, and seed vigor would be difficult to design. However, by narrowing their scope, vision systems can be designed to accurately measure these properties. Thus, the goals of this research are to automate the collection of seedling length measurements from images taken of different types of seedlings. The system should be robust enough to: a) measure different types of seedlings, b) provide length measurements for the seedling primary axis and, in future versions, simple secondary

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7. Alternative Therapies for IBS

Berkowitz M.D., Jonathan M. Basic Health Publications ePub

Chapter 7

Alternative Therapies for IBS

IBS represents a complex interplay between the mind and the body, with anxiety and stress playing leading roles. I am certain almost everyone reading this book knows this is true from personal experience. Throughout this book, I have asked you to do many difficult tasks and ask some hard questions about yourself and your symptoms. I am now asking you the hardest thing of all: I want you to change how you react to IBS. Every time you start to feel symptoms, instead of thinking, “Oh no, I’m going to have an attack,” you think, “It’s time for me to relax.” Not an easy task!

Making the transformation from anxiety to calm is not easy and can take months or years. How you make this transformation is a matter of choice, as there are many paths to choose from. Known as complementary therapies, these paths encompass a wide range of nonpharmacologic treatment options, from acupuncture to hypnosis. While exercising, eating right, and other lifestyle changes are critical to good health, it’s equally important to think about how emotions impact your life. You can ponder these thoughts while walking the beach, rock climbing, or with the aid of a therapist—it’s up to you. It’s probably going to take some trial and error to find which techniques work best for you, but that’s half the fun.

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Chapter Five - States of Terror and Terrorist States: Oppression and Liberation in Political and Therapeutic Contexts

Karnac Books ePub

Dick Blackwell

“If only it were all so simple. If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good from evil cuts through the heart of every human being, and who is willing to destroy a piece of their own heart.”1

Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1974, p. 168)

“In psychoanalysis nothing is true except the exaggerations.”2

Theodor Adorno (1951, no. 29)

This chapter is based on my work with survivors of political oppression, most of whom have been refugees to the UK, mainly from what are commonly referred to as “third world” countries. It also draws on the observations about the contemporary social contexts in which we currently live, and on a range of individual and institutional responses to these contexts. I am concerned here not only with terrorised clients but with the ways in which we can ourselves individually and collectively become terrorised and can furthermore become terrorising.

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The Faraday Effect

Dr. Joe Schwarcz ECW Press ePub

Entering the grand lobby of the Royal Institution of Great Britain is practically a religious experience for anyone with a scientific bent. A portrait of Sir Humphry Davy, the institutions first leading light, peers down at the visitor over the shoulder of a statue of Michael Faraday, perhaps the greatest scientist and public lecturer who has ever lived. If you close your eyes, you can practically hear the buzzing of the crowd that filled the lobby in the 1800s. People thronged to the institution, ascended the great staircase to the lecture theater, and eagerly awaited fascinating demonstrations by Davy or Faraday. The Royal Institution of Great Britain was the brainchild of Benjamin Thompson, perhaps better known as Count Rumford. He was by all accounts a ruthless, arrogant, cunning, devious, unprincipled womanizer who was also a philanthropist and a gifted scientist. He had invented a kitchen stove as well as a percolating coffeepot. But his most famous invention was the Royal Institution. Rumford was convinced that science should be a public servant and that people should be aware of its capabilities. The public institution he established in 1799 would be dedicated to diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements, and for teaching by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments the application of sciences to the common purposes of life.

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