Natural Science and Reviews

  • A SonarQube Static Analysis of the Spectral Workbench

    The Spectral Workbench is an open-source, community driven software suite to obtain and disseminate spectral data. It consists of a client application that collects spectral readings and a server application that is an online database of spectral data. It is difficult to detect software defects in the Spectral Workbench application. A static analysis tool, SonarQube, was selected to find these defects. Numerous defects were detected and documented. SonarQube will increase the reliability of the Spectral Workbench, which provides numerous benefits including increased confidence in its data and effectiveness which will drive additional number of users for spectral repository data collection.

  • Disaster management strategy for avoiding the future losses by a slope failure at Nanhuan road, Fuxin area, Northeast China

    Many surrounding areas in the vicinity of failed slope at Nanhuan road, Fuxin area, Northeast China are witnessed as the signs of disaster. The observed settlement as wastage of an active mass in the area has been observed after the excessive precipitation in 2012 (May to October) which caused infrastructural damages (Roads at the top and bottom of the failure zone), agricultural fields and residential areas. Therefore, the paper proposes examining this subject. An extensive field investigation was conducted in the area of Fuxin, west of Liaoning province China. It is recommended and suggested that a series of disaster prevention and both structural and non-structural mitigation measures with the involvement of government and local community are required, to be prepared in advance for avoiding the future economic loss as well as the impending disaster in the area. This paper also highlights the need of investigation in response mechanism and forward planning for awareness initiatives: to avoid the future hazard in the remotest failure zones of Fuxin area, Northeast China.

  • Using Mathematical Model to Analyze the Northward Migration of Marine Life

    This paper studies the migration of fish caused by the rise of sea water temperature caused by global warming. It is required to predict the migration sites of herring and mackerel in the next 50 years, as well as the best, worst and most likely time for small-scale fishing companies in the original area of Scotland to continue fishing, and to formulate reasonable business strategies for such companies, while taking into account the territorial waters of other countries. The grey prediction model and linear regression model are established. By querying the sea temperature in the geographic location range ( , ) from 2010 to 2018, we predict it in terms of the quarter as the time unit. Because the result of grey prediction model is not in accordance with the reality, the final data is obtained by linear regression model. According to the data analysis, the migration routes of fish are all northward, and the main direction is to migrate to the coast of Norway, but some of herring will move to the coast of Iceland later. The grey prediction algorithm and BP neural network algorithm used in this paper have been widely used in solving all kinds of practical problems in reality, so the conclusion of this paper is feasible and extensive.

  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance Scheduling Model Based on Genetic algorithm

    To solve the problem of EMU maintenance planning time, we established a hybrid linear programming model based on adaptive genetic algorithm. According to the different levels of bullet train maintenance and the different arrival time, the constraint conditions are found, and the overall minimum maintenance time is taken as the objective function. Then the problem is transformed into a hybrid Flow-shop scheduling problem with unique process constraints, and an adaptive genetic algorithm is used to solve it again. It is concluded that the total maintenance takes 1125 minutes, and no blockage occurred in all EMU during the maintenance period. To provide a consistent basis for bullet train maintenance time and scheduling.

  • Integrated Application of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizer to Improve Nutritive Quality of Maize and Soybean Intercrop

    A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the use of integrated fertilizers on the nutritive quality of maize and soybean in intercropping system in 2014 at field 2, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Fertilizer applications were either in the form of inorganic (NPK) or poultry manure (PM). Treatments comprised of combinations of three intercropping systems (sole maize, sole soybean, and maize + soybean) and four nutrient managements (control, 100% NPK, 100% PM and 50 % NPK + 50% PM). The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with 3 replications. Results showed that intercropping maize with soybean significantly reduced protein and nutrient content of soybean; however, the oil content of soybean, sugar, oil, protein and nutrient content of maize were not significantly affected by intercropping. Sole and integrated application of NPK and PM increased the quality of both crops over control. Integrated application of 50% NPK and 50% PM fertilizer gave higher oil, protein and nutrient content of both crops. Use of 100 % PM gave better quality than the application of NPK fertilizer for both crops.

  • Design and realization of fault simulation software for cooling water system of marine diesel engine

    Aiming at the problems of high training cost and high safety risk in the training of marine diesel engine cooling water system operators, a mathematical model is established based on the technical parameters, working conditions and measured data of MTU20V956TB92 marine diesel engine cooling water system. The simulation software of diesel engine cooling water system faults is developed by using Visual Studio 2012 platform, which realizes from mathematical model to code. Conversion to simulate the working state of ship cooling water system in normal operation and failure. The results show that the system can accurately simulate the normal operation and fault state of the cooling water system, and improve the actual ability of the trainers to respond to the fault of the ship cooling water system.

  • Electric Vehicle Intelligent Service Cloud Platform

    In recent years, electric vehicles have developed rapidly around the world. A series of research and services for electric vehicles are also rapidly developing. Faced with the broad market demand, Yichang Ju Calling Company launched the intelligent charging and switching service cloud platform “Gathering”. Based on technologies such as Internet of Things, Internet, and big data analysis, the solution builds an intelligent vehicle cloud platform for electric vehicles. The intelligent cloud platform has an electric vehicle charging and reloading reservation, a next destination navigation charging and switching plan, and a private charging pile sharing. Charging pile inquiry and reservation, fee settlement, user community communication and other functions make the electric vehicle charging service platform more intelligent and convenient. At the same time, as a bridge between electric vehicles and charging stations, “Gathering” can combine the real-time electricity price, the degree of traffic congestion, the use of charging piles and the load of the power grid to plan more efficient and convenient charging suggestions for users. Make full use of power resources to reduce the load and cost of the grid.

  • Study on the pollution mechanism of drinking water source water to ultrafiltration membrane

    The effects of particulate matter (represented by humic acid, kaolin and algae) on ultrafiltration membranes in micro-polluted water sources were investigated, and the mechanism of ultrafiltration membranes was further understood with the change of membrane flux and transmembrane pressure difference. The results showed that the removal rate of kaolin and algae by UF membrane was over 99%, while the removal rate of humic acid was only about 72%. Moreover, the extent of UF membrane fouling caused by humic acid was larger than that caused by kaolin and algae. The higher the concentration of humic acid, the more serious the membrane fouling was. Ultrafiltration membranes contaminated by humic acid were washed by 0.05mol/L NaOH alkali and 0.05mol/L HCL acid. The permeability of the membranes was restored to 91.24% of the cleaned surface, which was better than that of pure water, sodium hypochlorite and sodium hydroxide. It can provide better guidance for choosing appropriate cleaning agents for ultrafiltration membrane fouling.

  • The Use of Play as a Tool for Community Science Teaching

    The teaching of science has, over the last years, gained space in academic discussions, due to the need to use more attractive methods and strategies for students. The tendency to combine the playful with the science teaching has been gaining prominence in the classrooms, and it can be observed the use of educational games, comic books, cartoons, plays, drawings. Clown therapy involves a professional who uses techniques to show and generate health from other angles of life. Laughter therapy is widespread in hospitals, this practice has become relevant for improving treatment in hospitalized children. This artistic resource is taken in schools, kindergartens and NGOs and enables personal development, allowing the critical spirit and the exercise of citizenship to be broadened. The objective of this work was to develop art workshops that connect social, ecological and cultural aspects, seeking the use of the ludic in science teaching. This work was carried out in an NGO located in Bode community, Pina neighborhood in Recife – PE, with children from the local community, between 5 and 12 years old. Teaching activities were selected to stimulate children’s reflective and scientific thinking associated with popular knowledge. In order to make the sustainability workshop a previous conversation was held with the children, with the purpose of knowing the group’s knowledge about the theme worked. Then toys were made of recyclable material, such as: pet bottle carts; Bookmark pages with popsicle stick and straw flute. For the insect assembly workshop, a question was made about the collected organisms, investigating the children’s knowledge about these organisms, their ecological importance and the characteristics that differentiate them. Next, the specimens were assembled. For the plant analysis workshop, an explanation of the plant anatomy and its function was performed. Then slides were made for later analysis under a microscope. It was…

  • Plant Species Diversity for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

    Climate is one of the most important factors that influence and determine the behavior, abundance and distribution of species, as well as having a strong influence on the ecology of habitats and ecosystems structure. Changes in the behavior, abundance and distribution of species are linked to climate. Diversity and plant species are highly interlinked and the relationship between biodiversity and climate change should be explored from several perspectives. This variety provides the building blocks to adapt to changing environmental conditions which are caused due to climate change. Conserved habitats can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thus helping to address climate change by storing carbon in the plant biomass. Climate is one of the major limiting factors which determine the survival and growth of plants. The conservation and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services can play a key role in helping societies to adapt to climate change. Biodiversity is affected by climate change, but biodiversity, through the ecosystem services and function it supports, also makes an important contribution to both climate-change mitigation and adaptation. Maintenance of agro-biodiversity and carbon sequestration through the process of photosynthesis is the two important and complementary environmental services of agro-ecosystems. Climate change affects biodiversity and one of the causes of biodiversity loss. At the same time climate change will accelerate further if biodiversity and ecosystems are not effectively protected. Generally due to the variation of genetic makeup within pants, different plant species diversity plays a great role in climate change adaption and mitigation process.