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See detailWealth Breeds Decline: Reversals of Leadership and Consumption Habits
Artige, Lionel ULg; Camacho, Carmen; de la Croix, David

in Journal of Economic Growth (2004), 9(4), 423-449

In a two-region model, we formalize Kindlebergerrsquos idea that wealth breeds first more wealth, and then decline: when one region leads, its inhabitants develop consumption habits incompatible with the ... [more ▼]

In a two-region model, we formalize Kindlebergerrsquos idea that wealth breeds first more wealth, and then decline: when one region leads, its inhabitants develop consumption habits incompatible with the necessary investment in knowledge to remain the leader. This gives the other region a window of opportunity to gain economic primacy. The theory suggests that differences across regions that have similar characteristics may persist even if physical capital flows from rich to poor regions. We study patterns of overtaking, alternating primacy, irreversible decline, and monotonic convergence, according to the initial dispersion of knowledge and the strength of consumption habits. Even though exogenous factors may matter on some occasions, we show that they are not necessary to reverse economic leadership. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Rwanda et ses mille collines pour une meilleure production laitière
Hanzen, Christian ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2004)

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See detailUn homme, une vocation
Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Nuyt, Cécile

in Echosud (2004), 5

Quelles sont les raisons pour lesquelles un universitaire s'intéresse aux pays du Sud ?

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See detailIntérêt des modèles des plus proches voisins pour le contrôle de l'hétérogénéité spatiale : application à un essai de provenances de pin d'Alep (pinus halepensis mill.) en Tunisie
Sghaier, T.; Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Beji, A.

in Revue de l'I.N.A.T. (2004), 19(2), 5-22

To study the importance of the spatial analysis in the control of soil heterogeneity in experiment on field, three approaches of statistical analysis were applied to a total height of trees measured at 29 ... [more ▼]

To study the importance of the spatial analysis in the control of soil heterogeneity in experiment on field, three approaches of statistical analysis were applied to a total height of trees measured at 29 years of age in a comparative test of thirty origins of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.), autochtonous and introduced in Tunisia. Analysis without control of heterogeneity (totally random), with a global control of heterogeneity (complete blocks) and with a local control of heterogeneity (nearest neighbour models) were used. For this last approach using to estimate the plot fertility the one of the nearby plots, various combinations of neighbour were tested with one or two coefficients of regression. The obtained results showed that the reduction of the residual mean square by comparison to the analysis without control of heterogeneity is 30 % to the complete blocks analysis and varied between 66 and 79 % for spatial analysis. Significant positive correlations between plots residues and the average of the residues of the nearby plots were observed before adjustment of data. After adjustment of data by the nearest neighbour models, these correlations were registered a reduction from 92 to 95 % according to the used model. Among the six nearest neighbour models studied, the model bringing in eight neighbours with two coefficients of regression showed itself the most effective. It also seemed that after adjustment of data by nearest neighbour models, using the structure of blocks does not produce a reduction of the residual mean square. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationships between incremental and cumulative fold growth with neotectonic examples from the southern Tianshan, China
Suppe, J; Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Wang, Xin

in EOS : Transactions, American Geophysical Union (2004, December)

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See detailCollective Motion: Bistability and Trajectory Tracking
Paley, Derek; Leonard, Naomi; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

in Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2004, December)

This paper presents analysis and application of steering control laws for a network of self-propelled, planar particles. We explore together the two stably controlled group motions, parallel motion and ... [more ▼]

This paper presents analysis and application of steering control laws for a network of self-propelled, planar particles. We explore together the two stably controlled group motions, parallel motion and circular motion, for modeling and design purposes. We show that a previously considered control law simultaneously stabilizes both parallel and circular group motion, leading to bistability and hysteresis. We also present behavior primitives that enable piecewise-linear network trajectory tracking. [less ▲]

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See detailA Long-Term Slip-Rate Study Along The North Anatolian Fault, Eksik, Turkey Using Cosmogenic 36Cl
Kozaci, O; Dolan, J; Finkel, R et al

in EOS : Transactions, American Geophysical Union (2004, December)

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See detailLa poésie irlandaise aujourd'hui : Michael et Seamus, Medbh et Caitriona
Pagnoulle, Christine ULg

Scientific conference (2004, December)

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See detailOn the Robustness of Air-Sea Flux Estimates of Carbon Dioxide from Ocean Inversions
Mikaloff Fletcher, S. E.; Gruber, N. P.; Jacobson, A. et al

Conference (2004, December)

Inverse methods analogous to those used for atmospheric inversions have been adapted to estimate regional air-sea fluxes of carbon dioxide using ocean interior observations of dissolved inorganic carbon ... [more ▼]

Inverse methods analogous to those used for atmospheric inversions have been adapted to estimate regional air-sea fluxes of carbon dioxide using ocean interior observations of dissolved inorganic carbon and related tracers and an Ocean General Circulation Model (OGCM). We estimate seperately the preindustrial component and the component due to the anthropogenic perturbation of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Previous sensitivity studies have shown that model circulation is one of the most important sources of error in the ocean inversion. We present estimates of preindustrial and anthropogenic air-sea carbon dioxide exchange using a suite of nine different OGCM's in order to quantify the robustness of our results and explore the role of different representations of ocean circulation in the inversion. Most of the large scale features of the inverse estimates are robust across all models. The preindustrial inverse estimates generally follow the expected pattern of uptake at high latitudes and out gassing in the tropics; however, all of the models call for out gassing in the Southern Ocean between 44S and 58 S. The greatest anthropogenic carbon uptake occurs at mid- to high- latitudes, with a large anthropogenic carbon sink in the Southern Ocean, while the bulk of the anthropogenic carbon storage occurs at mid-latitudes. Preliminary results also suggest interesting, robust differences between these inverse estimates and estimates from forward model simulations. Both the preindustrial and anthropogenic carbon dioxide flux estimates are most robust at mid and high northern latitudes, except for the high latitude North Atlantic. The carbon dioxide flux estimates are most uncertain in the Southern Ocean, where the inverse estimates are strongly dependent on the rates of deep water ventilation in the OGCM. The preindustrial inverse estimates for the Indian Ocean are also sensitive to the choice of OGCM, and the anthropogenic estimates have significant uncertainties in the tropical Pacific. Over large spatial scales, inverse estimates based on different OGCM's are in better agreement than estimates based on forward simulations of the same models, but this is not necessarily true for smaller model regions. [less ▲]

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See detailAragonite Undersaturation in the High-Latitude Surface Ocean Within the 21st Century
Orr, J. C.; Fabry, Véronique ULg; Aumont, O. et al

Conference (2004, December)

The surface ocean is everywhere saturated with calcium carbonate (CaCO[SUB]3[/SUB]). Yet increasing atmospheric CO[SUB]2[/SUB] reduces ocean pH and carbonate ion concentration and thus the level of ... [more ▼]

The surface ocean is everywhere saturated with calcium carbonate (CaCO[SUB]3[/SUB]). Yet increasing atmospheric CO[SUB]2[/SUB] reduces ocean pH and carbonate ion concentration and thus the level of saturation. Here we show with ocean data and models that due to this anthropogenic acidification, some surface waters will become undersaturated within decades. When atmospheric CO[SUB]2[/SUB] reaches 550 ppmv, in year 2050 under the IS92a business-as-usual scenario, Southern Ocean surface waters begin to become undersaturated with respect to aragonite, a metastable form of CaCO[SUB]3[/SUB]. By 2100 as atmospheric CO[SUB]2[/SUB] reaches 788 ppmv, undersaturation extends throughout the entire Southern Ocean (<60[SUP]o[/SUP]S) and into the surbarctic Pacific. Meanwhile, Weddell Sea surface waters also become undersaturated with respect to calcite, the stable form of CaCO[SUB]3[/SUB]. These transient changes are much larger than seasonal, interannual, and decadal variability. They threaten high-latitude aragonite secreting organisms including cold-water corals, which provide essential fish habitat, and shelled pteropods, i.e., zooplankton that serve as an abundant food source for marine predators. [less ▲]

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See detailLa sexualité du couple vieillissant : quelle distribution des rôles ?
Kempeneers, Philippe ULg

in Patient Care, Neuropsychiatrie (2004), 4

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See detailLine profile variability in the spectra of Oef stars - II. HD192281, HD14442 and HD14434
De Becker, Michaël ULg; Rauw, Grégor ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004), 427(3), 995-1008

We present the very first analysis of the spectroscopic variability of the three rapidly rotating Oef stars HD 192281 (O5(ef)), HD14442 (O5.5ef) and HD 14434 (O6.5( ef)). Radial velocities of the He II ... [more ▼]

We present the very first analysis of the spectroscopic variability of the three rapidly rotating Oef stars HD 192281 (O5(ef)), HD14442 (O5.5ef) and HD 14434 (O6.5( ef)). Radial velocities of the He II lambda 4541 line reveal no evidence of binarity on time scales of a few days, or from one year to the next, for any of the targets. The He II lambda 4686 double-peaked emission and, to some extent, the H absorption line display significant profile variability in the spectra of all three stars. Data gathered during different observing runs spread over six years reveal a rather stable time scale for HD 192281 and HD14442, whereas the variability pattern changes significantly from one year to the other. The case of HD 14434 is less clear as no obvious time scale emerges from our analysis. In a tentative way to interpret this variability, stellar rotation remains a possible clock for HD 192281 and HD14442. However, currently available models addressing stellar rotation fail to explain some crucial aspects of the observed variability behaviour, which appear to be even more complex in the case of HD 14434. [less ▲]

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See detailPrimary prevention of osteoporosis: Mass screening scenario or prescreening with questionnaires? An economic perspective
Richy, F.; Ethgen, Olivier ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (2004), 19(12), 1955-1960

This study focuses on the controversy surrounding selective approaches to screen for osteoporosis. Seven screening approaches were compared in terms of cost-effectiveness and incremental cost ... [more ▼]

This study focuses on the controversy surrounding selective approaches to screen for osteoporosis. Seven screening approaches were compared in terms of cost-effectiveness and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios in a sample of 4035 postmenopausal women. Our results show that certain prescreening strategies are more efficient than DXA-based approaches. These results are of considerable value for health policy decision-makers and the scientific community. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude expérimentale des performances thermo-hydrauliques de radiateurs
Cuevas, Cristian; Trebilcock, Felipe; Ngendakumana, Philippe ULg

Report (2004)

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See detailHard X-ray emission clumps in the gamma-Cygni supernova remnant: An INTEGRAL-ISGRI view
Bykov, A. M.; Krassilchtchikov, A. M.; Uvarov, Y. A. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004), 427(3), 21-24

Spatially resolved images of the galactic supernova remnant G78.2+2.1 (gamma-Cygni) in hard X-ray energy bands from 25 keV to 120 keV are obtained with the IBIS-ISGRI imager aboard the International Gamma ... [more ▼]

Spatially resolved images of the galactic supernova remnant G78.2+2.1 (gamma-Cygni) in hard X-ray energy bands from 25 keV to 120 keV are obtained with the IBIS-ISGRI imager aboard the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory INTEGRAL. The images are dominated by localized clumps of about ten arcmin in size. The flux of the most prominent North-Western (NW) clump is (1.7+/-0.4)x10(-11) erg cm(-2) s(-1) in the 25-40 keV band. The observed X-ray fluxes are in agreement with extrapolations of soft X-ray imaging observations of gamma-Cyg by ASCA GIS and spatially unresolved RXTE PCA data. The positions of the hard X-ray clumps correlate with bright patches of optical line emission, possibly indicating the presence of radiative shock waves in a shocked cloud. The observed spatial structure and spectra are consistent with model predictions of hard X-ray emission from nonthermal electrons accelerated by a radiative shock in a supernova interacting with an interstellar cloud, but the powerful stellar wind of the O9V star HD 193322 is a plausible candidate for the NW source as well. [less ▲]

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See detailAn insulin-like growth factor 2-derived self-antigen inducing a regulatory cytokine profile after presentation to peripheral blood mononuclear cells from DQ8(+) type 1 diabetic adolescents - Preliminary design of a thymus-based tolerogenic self-vaccination
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Louis, Céline ULg; Martens, Henri ULg

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2004), 1037

This work aims to evaluate the potential use of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF-2) as the dominant thymic self-antigen precursor of the insulin family in designing a tolerogenic approach to type 1 ... [more ▼]

This work aims to evaluate the potential use of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF-2) as the dominant thymic self-antigen precursor of the insulin family in designing a tolerogenic approach to type 1 diabetes (T1D) prevention. This evaluation was primarily based on cytokine profile driven by MHC presentation of insulin and IGF-2-derived antigens to PBMC cultures derived from 16 T1D DQ8(+) adolescents. Insulin B9-23, one dominant P-cell autoantigen, and the homologous sequence B11-25 of IGF-2 display the same affinity and fully compete for binding to DQ8, a MHC-II allele conferring major genetic susceptibility to type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, compared to insulin beta 9-23, presentation of IGF-2 B11-25 elicits a suppressive/regulatory cytokine profile with a higher number of IL-10-secreting cells (P < 0.05), a much higher ratio of IL-10/IFN-gamma (P < 0.01), as well as a lower number of IL-4-secreting cells (P < 0.05). Thus, with regard to T1D prevention, administration of IGF-2-derived self-antigen(s) seems to be an efficient approach that combines both antagonism for binding to a major susceptibility MHC-II allele, as well as downstream promotion of an antigen-driven tolerogenic response. [less ▲]

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See detailApplications of C and N stable isotopes to ecological and environmental studies in seagrass ecosystems
Lepoint, Gilles ULg; Dauby, Patrick ULg; Gobert, Sylvie ULg

in Marine Pollution Bulletin (2004), 49(11-12), 887-891

Stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen are increasingly used in marine ecosystems, for ecological and environmental studies. Here, we examine some applications of stable isotopes as ecological integrators ... [more ▼]

Stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen are increasingly used in marine ecosystems, for ecological and environmental studies. Here, we examine some applications of stable isotopes as ecological integrators or tracers in seagrass ecosystem studies. We focus on both the use of natural isotope abundance as food web integrators or environmental tracers and on the use of stable isotopes as experimental tools. As ecosystem integrators, stable isotopes have helped to elucidate the general structure of trophic webs in temperate, Mediterranean and tropical seagrass ecosystems. As environmental tracers, stable isotopes have proven their utility in sewage impact measuring and mapping. However, to make such environmental studies more comprehensible, future works on understanding of basic reasons for variations of N and C stable isotopes in seagrasses should be encouraged. At least, as experimental tracers, stable isotopes allow the study of many aspects of N and C cycles at the scale of a plant or at the scale of the seagrass ecosystem. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailGrazing buffalo on flooded pastures in the Brazilian Amazon region: a review
Camarao, A. P.; Lourenco, J. B.; Dutra, S. et al

in Tropical Grasslands (2004), 38(4), 193-203

There are almost 3.5 M head of buffalo in Brazil, half of which (+/- 1.75 M animals) are in the north, particularly on Marajo Island, in the lower and middle Amazon. and on upland cultivated pastures, 16 ... [more ▼]

There are almost 3.5 M head of buffalo in Brazil, half of which (+/- 1.75 M animals) are in the north, particularly on Marajo Island, in the lower and middle Amazon. and on upland cultivated pastures, 16% in the south-cast, 15% in the northeast, 13% in the central west and 6% in the south. The objective of this work was to review the important characteristics of the native pasture ecosystems grazed by buffalo in the flooded areas of the Brazilian Amazon. Data relative to environment, pasture characteristics and animal performance are presented. Three buffalo subspecies, bubalis (water buffalo - Mediterranean. Murrah, Jafarabadi), kerebau (swamp buffalo) and fulvus (Baio type) live in the Amazon Region, their ideal habitat. They are used for meat and milk and as a source of power, and are well adapted to wet conditions. producing and reproducing in flooded native pastures, where cattle don't usually survive. [less ▲]

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See detailSurface modification of multiwalled carbon nanotubes by poly(2-vinylpyridine): Dispersion, selective deposition, and decoration of the nanotubes
Lou, Xudong; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Pagnoulle, Christophe et al

in Advanced Materials (2004), 16(23-24), 2123-2127

Polymer modification of carbon nanotubes is accomplished using a grafting-to approach. Radicals formed by the thermolysis of poly(2-vinylpyridine) terminated with a radical-stabilizing nitroxide can react ... [more ▼]

Polymer modification of carbon nanotubes is accomplished using a grafting-to approach. Radicals formed by the thermolysis of poly(2-vinylpyridine) terminated with a radical-stabilizing nitroxide can react with the surface of nanotubes, resulting in grafting densities up to 12 wt.-%. The modified nanotubes, which are easily dispersed in water, can immobilize metal nanoclusters on their surfaces. [less ▲]

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See detailApprentissage par problèmes, à distance. Présentation et analyse d'un dispositif de formation.
Dury, Cécile ULg

in Recherche en Soins Infirmiers (2004), 79

Cet article présente et analyse un dispositif de formation visant l’acquisition de compétences en soins infirmiers. Les objectifs poursuivis sont le développement: - d’une méthode pédagogique active ... [more ▼]

Cet article présente et analyse un dispositif de formation visant l’acquisition de compétences en soins infirmiers. Les objectifs poursuivis sont le développement: - d’une méthode pédagogique active : l’apprentissage par problèmes (APP) ; - de l’approche interdisciplinaire et interculturelle, les mêmes problèmes étant résolus par des étudiants de différentes disciplines et cultures ; - de l’utilisation des nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (NTIC) afin de permettre une collaboration maximale « à distance » entre les différents partenaires du projet. L’analyse du dispositif montre que les objectifs pédagogiques poursuivis par l’APP sont atteints. L’approche pluridisciplinaire et pluriculturelle, pour être optimale, demande une grande coordination entre les partenaires, un équilibre entre les groupes d’étudiants des différents pays et disciplines, une formation et un soutien des tuteurs dans l’utilisation de la plate-forme d’enseignement à distance. [less ▲]

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