NMI – Weighing schemes

04-11-2016 - For the calibration of weights with various nominal masses, metrology institutes use special weight sets. For instance the decade from 1000 g to 100 g is ‘covered’ by six weights : 1000 g, 500 g, 2 x 200 g and 2 x 100 g. In order to be able to distinguish between weights with theView problem details

SIG – Partitioning a Call Graph

- A company has a large software system that has become costly to maintain. What they need to do is break the system into smaller more manageable modules. Of course, this is a job for a trained expert. However, when the system is large an automated suggestion for a partition into modules is useful. Given aView problem details

IFKB – Spatiotemporal patterns in high-density surface electromyography

- Being recorded at the skin, a surface electromyographic signal (sEMG) reflects the electrical activity of an underlying muscle (or group of muscles). Hence, sEMG offers a fairly simple, non-invasive way to assess the activation of superficial muscles. The signal is an integral measure summing action potentials of many motor units, i.e. groups of muscle fibersView problem details

NFI – Dealing with selection effects in forensic science

- Many areas of forensic science deal with questions concerning the selection of evidence. If certain features are used to select a suspect from a large group of potential suspects, can you use the same features as evidence in a legal case against the suspect? If the answer is yes, is the evidential value the sameView problem details

KLM – Planning drinking water with a handicap

- Part of the planning of each KLM flight consists in determining the quantity of drinking water to take on board. Risking a water shortage is not an option, wheareas a surplus will cost unnecessary extra fuel. However, reading off the level of the water tanks can not be done accurately: on most airplanes, the waterView problem details

AMC – Warming up bodies after invasive surgery

- Hypothermia is used in a number of invasive cardiosurgical procedures. In limited hypothermia, a routine procedure in open heart surgery, the human body is cooled down to 32 degrees Celcius, whereas in deep hypothermia, which is used less frequently, body temperatures go down as far as 20 degrees. The actual cooling of the body isView problem details