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Volume 31, Issue 1

Volume 31, Issue 1, January 2013, Page 1-121

Construct of a Database for Traced Curve Points

Khlood Ibraheem Abbas

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 1-7

The importance of a database relies in saving information to benefit from retrieving, processing, hiding, declaring them depending on necessitous. In this research, information represents the coordinates of different curve points, these curves are path for aircraft on air or railway or launch of rocket path or tunnel or tracing path in desert and many of important paths ,all can be considered as curves, these curves have been taken and saved as binary images then begin to search for the beginning point of this curve (the point with different color that have only one neighborhood ) ,saving this point in a database that have been constructed for this purpose ,then changing the point color to be the same as the background ,continuing tracing the curve points until the end zone (that have no neighborhood ) to have a database to be benefit from it in security operations by hiding important paths(military tunnel, oil pipe) knowing only to those owning the related database.

Role of Cinnamon Extract on Blood Glucose and Testosterone Levels

Suhad A. Ahmed; Abbas A. Mohammad; Ali H. Saadoon

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 8-13

This study was performed to investigate the effects of cinnamon extract on of blood glucose as well as serum insulin and testosterone hormones. The experiment was carried out on twenty four male adult mice distributed into 4 groups of 6 mice each. Group one was kept as positive control, while mice of the other three groups were given orally an aqueous cinnamon extract at 0.5, 1 and 2mg/ml respectively, daily for three weeks. The results showed that oral administration of cinnamon extract at 2 mg/ml to diabetic male mice for three weeks decreased blood glucose level and increased serum insulin and testosterone levels. This study recommends that intake of cinnamon bark as a drink may be beneficial for diabetic patients who suffer from sexual impotency as their extracts induce antidiabetic activity and enhance male fertility in diabetic mice.

Synthesis of Colloidal Copper Oxide Nan Oparticles Using Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser Ablation in Liquid

Abdul Qader D. Faisal; Raid A. Ismail; Zainab N. Jameel

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 14-23

This work reports the attempts to carry out pulsed laser ablation in liquid (PLAL) for synthesizing colloidal copper oxide nanoparticles (NPs). Copper oxide NPs was synthesized by 7ns Nd:YAG laser ablation of high purity copper target immersed in different solutions; ethanol, acetone, and water. The optical and morphological properties of copper oxide NPs were investigated. It was found that the optical absorbance, energy gap, size, and distribution of copper oxide nanoparticles are dependent on liquid type. Plasmon peak was observed at 550nm for Cu NPs ablated in acetone and methanol liquids, while it was disappeared for those ablated in water. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) analysis showed that the average grain size of copper oxide particles ablated in acetone, ethanol, and water were 276 nm, 300, and 360nm, respectively. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) was used to study the vibrational frequencies between the bonds of atoms for a synthesized copper oxide NPs at different liquids. All these results confirm the complete oxidation of ablated copper.

Isolation and Identification of Bacterial Isolates from House Flies in Sulaymaniya City

Ali Shihab Ahmed; Karim Mohammad Ahmed; Sabiha Sharif Salih

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 24-33

The objective of this study was to isolate and identify bacteria found in natural association with adults of Musca domestica.In this study adults of Musca dometica were collected from four sites in Sulamani city,Kudistan,Iraq to isolate and identify bacteria on the external surface of house flies . Bacteria from fly samples isolated using the conventional isolation technique were E.coli , Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Staphylococcus albus , Staphylococcus aureus , Salmonella sp. and Klebsiella sp. The results of current study confirm that the houseflies are much more than nuisance and they pose potentially serious health risks. Consequently, the population of houseflies has to be controlled.

Study of Characteristics of Porous Silicon by Electrochemical Etching

Hasan Hadi Hussein

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 34-38

In this work, the nanocrystalline porous silicon layer is prepared by electrochemical etching of p-type silicon wafer. The morphological films characterized have been studied of the by atomic force microscopy, XRD and FTIR spectroscopy.
The atomic force microscopy investigation shows the average diameter pore is increasing with increase of etching time.
The X-ray diffraction investigates of the porous silicon layer is shown the broadening the width of the peak compare with the bulk silicon is directly correlated to the size of the nano-scale. The FTIR spectra for porous silicon are shown that the dominant bonds being Si-H groups.

Synthetic, Structural and Optical Properties of Cds Nano particles Prepared by Chemical Method

Khawla S. khashan

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 39-48

In this work, CdS nanoparticles were synthesized via chemical method using thioacetamide (TA). X- ray diffraction (XRD), Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and UV-VIS transmission spectroscopy were employed to characterize the size, morphology, crystalline structure and optical properties of the prepared material. X-ray diffraction analysis confirms the formation of cubical and hexagonal structures of CdS nanoparticle with average particle size (3.2nm). AFM show the formation of aggregate of nanoparticle with particle size ranging 7 – 20 (nm). From the shift in optical band gap, particles size can be calculated using Effective mass approximation (EMA) was (2.3nm), and found a good agreement with those determined from XRD broadening, while AFM show higher particle size due to aggregation of nanoparticles.

Interleukine-6, Vitamins A, E, and C Levels in Serum of Iraqi Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Abdulnasser M. AL-Gebori

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 49-57

The main objective of this study is to determine the concentrations of Interleukine-6, Vitamins A, E, and C in patients with FMS. This study included 60 patients with FMS were diagnosed according to the American college of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria. They were obtained from the people attending the Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Consultation Unit / Out Patient Clinic/ Baghdad Teaching Hospital in Medical City. Their ages range were 20-60 years and their ages range were then matched by age and sex to 30 healthy control persons with mean age 43.25 ± 3.16 years. Results revealed that there was no significant difference in the mean value of IL-6 in serum of patients with FMS, while vitamins A, and E concentrations in serum of patients with FMS were significantly decreased as compared to the level in serum of healthy controls (p>0.05), and the mean values of Vitamin C concentration in serum of patients with FMS were significantly increased than the level in serum of healthy control (p< 0.05).

Evaluation of Active Ingredients of Petroselinum Hortense L. and the Possibility to Use in the Applied Field

Emad A. Matter

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 58-65

The experiments were conducted, to study the effect of 3 concentrations of each of indole butyric acid (25,50 or 100 ppm )and Mepiquat chloride (125,250 or 500 ppm ) on the active ingredients content of Petroselinum hortense L.
The experiments were designed in RCBD, and each treatment was replicated 3 times. L.S.D. test at level of 0.05 was used to compare the differences between means.
Result showed that the percentage of active ingredients of the plant extracts (essential oil , coumarin, flavonoids),were significantly increased with the increase of indole butyric acid compare with control treatment. However, application of Mepiquat chloride decreased them compare with control treatment.
Indole butyric acid increased endogenous gibberellic acid(GA) and indole acetic acid(IAA) while Mepiquat decreased them. This study proved that growth regulators of the plant as a natural tool to increase active ingredients for their medical value.

Design and Implementation of Electronic Board Advertisement Based on Microcontroller PIC16F887and Multi Character Button Keypad

Mousa Kadhim Wali; Qais Mohammed Ali Al-shakarchi; NabilKadhimAL- Shamma

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 66-77

Recently LED display panels are widely used throughout the world in all situations to create images for visual displays in a variety of applications including communication and visual display devices. LED array display board is a popular instrument for commercial usage. Many banks, shops and cinemas are willing to install one piece of it because of its versatility. LED array display board can be very bright and eye-catching. A display sign used for advertising or for displaying direction or other information to motorists has an important feature in common. This research provides an efficient and scalable approach to LED Dot Matrix displays. The system is comprised of a tricolor dot matrix display panel with an interface circuit to a computer. It also comprises an executive program that runs on the computer for the display control of characters, decorative pattern or messages. The display board shows any character entered from the host computer which is interfaced using USB to a microcontroller that initializes the led driver. The advantage of this research is that size of the display board can be increased row wise and column wise without making any changes in the circuitry since display board is the repetition of a small independent module.

New Approach for Modifying DES Algorithm by Using Multiple Keys Depend on Heuristic Search Algorithm

Alaa K. Farhan; Suhad M.Kadhem; Noor Monem; Dena Saad

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 78-92

In this paper, artificial search algorithm(breath algorithm ) are used to design a symmetric key cryptography system based on DES algorithm,the LFSRs and breath algorithm are applied to generate a pseudo-random numbers sequence (PNS) which is used during the encryption process. The quality of PNSs highly depends on the set of LFSRs rule by selected the polynomial equation cells . This paper introduces a new method to enhance the performance of the Data Encryption Standard (DES) Algorithm. This is done by building a new structure for the 16 rounds in the original algorithm. This structure makes use of multiple secrete keys and the length of key is256-bits to process one block 256-bits of plain text.

Serum Total Sialic Acid and Enzymes Levels in Patients with Asthma, Abdominal Bacterial Infectionsand Bone Disorders

Maysoon M.N.M. Saleem; Ghassan M. Sulaiman; Arieg A.W. Mohammad; Abbas A. Mohammad

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 93-106

This study was designed to evaluate the clinical application of serum total sialic acid (TSA), total serum protein (TSP) and enzyme activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) in serum of 70 subjects. The study involved four groups, the first group (G1) consisted of 17 normal healthy individuals , group 2 (G 2) consisted of 20 patients with asthma, group 3 of 15 patients with abdominal bacterial infection , group 4 involved 18 patients with bone disorders. They were obtained from clinical routine work of different hospitals of Baghdad, Al-Wasity hospital and laboratory center for allergy of asthma. The levels of TSA, TSP and the activity of ALP and GGT were significantly increased in sera of patients with asthma and abdominal bacterial infection (P< 0.001) as compared with healthy control group. There was a significant changes observed in TSA, TSP, ALP and GGT in patients with bone diseases. A significant positive correlation between TSA and ALP was observed in patients with asthma and a negative correlation with some cases of bone diseases. A positive correlation between TSA and GGT in patients with asthma and abdominal infection and some cases of bone disease. In conclusion serum sialic acid levels might prove to be sensitive but not necessary specific marker of diagnosis of asthma, abdominal infection and some cases of bone disease.

Proposal to Generate a Various Key from Image for Various Encryption Methods

Shatha Habeeb; Eman Shakeer

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 107-114

There are three basic encryption methods: hashing, symmetric cryptography, and asymmetric cryptography. Each of these encryption methods have their own uses, advantages, and disadvantages. All three of these encryption methods use cryptography, or the science of scrambling data . Although there can be several pieces to an encryption process, the two main pieces are the algorithms and the keys. As stated earlier, algorithms used in computer systems are complex mathematical formulas that dictate the rules of how the plaintext will be turned into ciphertext. A key is a string of random bits that will be used by the algorithm.
This paper proposed a method which generates the key that draw from parts of the image. The size of the key is used with the suggested algorithm to encryption of the text. This method could be applied to Symmetric cryptography or Asymmetric cryptography.

The Influence of Substrate Temperature on In2O3 being Structured

Mehdi Q. Zayer; Yasmeen Z. Dawood; Mohamad S. Mohamad

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 115-121

In2O3 thin films were grown by the chemical spray pyrolysis (CSP) method using the pneumatic spray set-up and compressed air as a carrier gas. Aqueous solutions containing InCl3.4H2O were deposited onto preheated glass sheets at substrate temperatures Ts=423–573K. X-ray differection (XRD) analysis confirmed the cubic bixbyite structure of indium oxide. The preferred growth orientation along the (211) plane for thin films. The crystallite size extracted from the XRD data corroborates the changes in full width at half maximum due to the variation in substrate temperature. It was shown that grain size of In2O3 thin film was (30)nm. Optical properties of In2O3 was studies and showed that the optical parameters (n, k α) were affected by substrate temperature.

Histopathological Effects of Burkholderia Mallei Isolated from Patients with Wound Infections on Mice

May Talib Flayyih; Bushra Ali Kahdum; Hala Moaed Radeef

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 1-14

The histopathological effects 0f B. mallei on four organs (kidney, spleen, lung and liver) of mice injected with ( 104, 106, 108) CFU/ ml were studied. The results showed that the bacteria induced histopathological effects in all organs. In kidney the effects characterized by cytoplasmic vacculation and infiltration of inflammatory cells in addition to congestion and shrinkage of the glomeruli of the kidney,while effects in spleen characterized by enlargement of white pulp and necrosis in parenchymal tissue with formation of germinal center. Lung sections showed thickness in alveolar walls and infiltration of inflammatory cells with odema and congestion of blood vessels. Liver sections showed cytoplasmic vacculation and infiltration of inflammatory cells.

Biochemical Study of Ethanol Extracts of Saliva Officinal's Leaves

Abbas A. Mohammad; Sallal A.Abdullah; Ali H. Saadoon

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 15-24

This study aimed to investigate the antimicrobial activity of ethanol extract of Saliva officinalis leaves.The active chemical components of leaves extracts were estimated and found, it‘s contain alkaloids,glycosides,flavonoids,terpenes,steroids,saponins, ,phenols ,cumarins and tannies. This study showed that ethanol extracts Saliva officinallis leaves have inhibitory effect on Gram posative and negative bacteria .
From this result we concluded that this plant have a promising medicinal plant as antibacterial ,through out the inhibition effects on bacteria growth.