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See detailHeisenberg-limited Metrology without Entanglement
Braun, Daniel; Martin, John ULiege

in Research in Optical Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (2012)

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See detailLa saisonalité de Mars
Stiepen, Arnaud ULiege

Speech/Talk (2012)

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See detailA Hybrid IP Lookup Architecture with Fast Updates
Luo, Layong; Xie, Gaogang; Xie, Yingke et al

in Annual International Conference on Computer Communications (2012, March)

As network link rates are being pushed beyond 40 Gbps, IP lookup in high-speed routers is moving to hardware. The TCAM (Ternary Content Addressable Memory)-based IP lookup engine and the SRAM (Static ... [more ▼]

As network link rates are being pushed beyond 40 Gbps, IP lookup in high-speed routers is moving to hardware. The TCAM (Ternary Content Addressable Memory)-based IP lookup engine and the SRAM (Static Random Access Memory)- based IP lookup pipeline are the two most common ways to achieve high throughput. However, route updates in both engines degrade lookup performance and may lead to packet drops. Moreover, there is a growing interest in virtual IP routers where more frequent updates happen. Finding solutions that achieve both fast lookup and low update overhead becomes critical. In this paper, we propose a hybrid IP lookup architecture to address this challenge. The architecture is based on an efficient trie partitioning scheme that divides the Forwarding Information Base (FIB) into two prefix sets: a large disjoint leaf prefix set mapped into an external TCAM-based lookup engine and a small overlapping prefix set mapped into an on-chip SRAM-based lookup pipeline. Critical optimizations are developed on both IP lookup engines to reduce the update overhead. We show how to extend the proposed hybrid architecture to support virtual routers. Our implementation shows a throughput of 250 million lookups per second (MLPS). The update overhead is significantly lower than that of previous work and the utilization ratio of most external TCAMs is up to 100%. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of liquid bridges on the macroscopic properties of granular assemblies
Lumay, Geoffroy ULiege

Conference (2012, March)

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See detailEjecta around evolved massive stars observed with Herschel
Vamvatira-Nakou, Chloi ULiege; Hutsemekers, Damien ULiege; Royer, P. et al

Conference (2012, March)

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See detailFrom field to laboratory studies: case of selenium in Chelonians
Dyc, Christelle ULiege; Thomé, Jean-Pierre ULiege; Das, Krishna ULiege

in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation (2012, March)

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See detailQuinze ans d'anti-TNF dans la maladie de Crohn: comment tirer le meilleur de cette revolution therapeutique?
Louis, Edouard ULiege; REENAERS, Catherine ULiege; Meuwis, Marie-Alice ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2012), 67 Spec No

After fifteen years of use, the anti-TNF antibodies have become the corner stone of the treatment of moderate and severe Crohn's disease. The skill acquired over the years through experimental trials and ... [more ▼]

After fifteen years of use, the anti-TNF antibodies have become the corner stone of the treatment of moderate and severe Crohn's disease. The skill acquired over the years through experimental trials and clinical experience leads to increased therapeutic efficacy and minimized risks. These antibodies are introduced increasingly earlier in Crohn's disease as well as in a broader range of patients, aiming at changing the natural history of the diseases by avoiding the development of intestinal tissue damage and complications. [less ▲]

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See detailDexamethasone pretreatment provides antiinflammatory and myocardial protection in neonatal arterial switch operation.
Heying, Ruth; Wehage, Edith; SCHUMACHER, Katharina ULiege et al

in Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2012), 93(3), 869-76

BACKGROUND: This prospective double-blinded randomized study tested the hypothesis that preoperative treatment with dexamethasone would attenuate inflammatory priming of the myocardium, reduce the ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: This prospective double-blinded randomized study tested the hypothesis that preoperative treatment with dexamethasone would attenuate inflammatory priming of the myocardium, reduce the systemic inflammatory reaction upon cardiac operation, and provide organ protection in neonates. METHODS: Twenty neonates (age, 8 to 21 days) with transposition of the great arteries scheduled for arterial switch operation were included. Nine received dexamethasone (1 mg/kg body weight) 4 hours before cardiopulmonary bypass, and 11 received natrium chloride. We studied intramyocardial messenger RNA expression of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, IL-1beta, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), as well as IL-10 and expression of TNF-alpha on protein level in right atrial tissue taken before institution of CPB. We measured plasma levels of IL-6, IL-10, lipopolysaccharide binding protein, and cardiac troponin T. Cytokine expression was related to postoperative outcome. RESULTS: Pretreatment with dexamethasone led to a significant decrease in myocardial expression of IL-6, IL-8, IL-1beta, and TNF-alpha messenger RNA and to a decrease in protein synthesis of TNF-alpha. Plasma concentrations of IL-6 were significantly lower and those of IL-10 significantly higher in pretreated patients. This was associated with lower cardiac troponin T values and lower dobutamine requirement. Levels of lipopolysaccharide binding protein were significantly higher postoperatively in pretreated neonates. CONCLUSIONS: Dexamethasone administration before arterial switch operation leads to a shift in the myocardial and systemic cytokine expression profile in neonates with transposition of the great arteries, with downregulation of proinflammatory and upregulation of antiinflammatory cytokines. Lower myocardial cell damage and lower catecholamine requirement suggest myocardial protection in treated patients. [less ▲]

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See detailÉvaluation de l’impact de 6 matières grasses (palme et non-palme) sur les caractéristiques instrumentales et sensorielles d’une matrice de type cake
Delacharlerie, Sophie ULiege; Poncelet, Céline ULiege; Chèné, Christine et al

in Oléagineux, Corps gras, Lipides (2012), 19(2), 101-110

Six types of fats (oils, shortenings and margarines) from different vegetable (hydrogenated or not) or animal origins have been studied in a cake model. Cakes have been characterized through Texture ... [more ▼]

Six types of fats (oils, shortenings and margarines) from different vegetable (hydrogenated or not) or animal origins have been studied in a cake model. Cakes have been characterized through Texture Profile Analysis and sensory evaluation. Texture analysis shows that studied fats can be classified in two main categories, giving different texture characteristics: liquid oils on one hand and fats containing a solid fraction on the other. Descriptive sensory evaluation leads to the same conclusions. On the contrary, hedonic sensory evaluation shows no difference between the different fats. The results in this paper indicate also that shortenings classical solid fat content can be reduced, without impact on the final product characteristics. This paper shows thus that the nutritional profile of bakery products can be improved, without sacrificing the sensory quality. Notably, the palm oil content (and thus the saturated fatty acids content) reduction of today shortenings could be an answer to nutritional and environmental concerns. [less ▲]

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See detailLa primauté de l’intentionnalité et ses conséquences philosophiques
Boccaccini, Federico ULiege

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See detailFacebook et l'entrepreneuriat féminin
Cornet, Annie ULiege

Learning material (2012)

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See detailThéâtre et engagement
Pichault, François ULiege

Conference (2012, March)

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See detailAMP-activated protein kinase controls liposaccharide-induced hyperpermeability
Castanares-Zapatero, Diego; Overtus, M; Communi, Didier et al

in Critical Care (2012, March), 16(suppl 1), 17

Organ dysfunction determines the severity of sepsis and is correlated to mortality. Endothelial increased permeability contributes to the development of organ failure. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK ... [more ▼]

Organ dysfunction determines the severity of sepsis and is correlated to mortality. Endothelial increased permeability contributes to the development of organ failure. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has been shown to modulate cytoskeleton and could mediate endothelial permeability. Our hypothesis is that AMPK controls sepsis-induced hyperpermeability in the heart and is involved in septic cardiomyopathy. Sepsis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of liposaccharide, 10 mg/kg (LPS). Alpha-1 AMPK knockout mice (α1KO) were compared with wild-type. Vascular permeability was characterized by Evans blue extravasation. Inflammatory cytokine mRNA expression was determined by qPCR analysis. Left ventricular mass was assessed by echocardiography. In addition, to emphasize the beneficial role of AMPK on heart vascular permeability, AMPK activator (acadesine) was administered to C57Bl6 mice before LPS injection. The ANOVA test with Bonferroni's post hoc test and the log-rank test were used. P < 0.05 was considered as significant. Increased cardiac vascular permeability was observed in the LPS group in comparison to untreated animals (2.5% vs. 16%; P < 0.05). The α1KO mice exhibited an increase vascular permeability after LPS injection in comparison to wild-type mice (41.5% vs. 16%; P < 0.05). α1KO animals had a significant mortality increase after LPS injection (70% vs. 10%; P < 0.05). LPS markedly induced the production of proinflammatory cytokines (TNFα, IL-1β, IL-6) that were significantly higher in the α1KO animals. More importantly, LPS treatment leads to an increased left ventricular mass in the α1KO mice within 24 hours, suggesting the onset of edema. Finally LPS-induced vascular hyperpermeability was greatly reduced after AMPK activation by acadesine (13.2% vs. 40%; P < 0.05). AMPK importantly regulates cardiac vascular permeability and could control the sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy. AMPK could represent a new pharmacological target of sepsis. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions
Reese, Daniel ULiege; Marques, J. P.; Goupil, M. J. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2012), 539(A63), 18

Determining the mass of stars is crucial both for improving stellar evolution theory and for characterising exoplanetary systems. Asteroseismology offers a promising way for estimating the stellar mean ... [more ▼]

Determining the mass of stars is crucial both for improving stellar evolution theory and for characterising exoplanetary systems. Asteroseismology offers a promising way for estimating the stellar mean density. When combined with accurate radii determinations, such as are expected from GAIA, this yields accurate stellar masses. The main difficulty is finding the best way to extract the mean density of a star from a set of observed frequencies. We seek to establish a new method for estimating the stellar mean density, which combines the simplicity of a scaling law while providing the accuracy of an inversion technique. We provide a framework in which to construct and evaluate kernel-based linear inversions that directly yield the mean density of a star. We then describe three different inversion techniques (SOLA and two scaling laws) and apply them to the Sun, several test cases and three stars, alpha Cen B, HD 49933 and HD 49385, two of which are observed by CoRoT. The SOLA (subtractive optimally localised averages) approach and the scaling law based on the surface correcting technique described by Kjeldsen et al. (2008, ApJ, 683, L175) yield comparable results that can reach an accuracy of 0.5 % and are better than scaling the large frequency separation. The reason for this is that the averaging kernels from the two first methods are comparable in quality and are better than what is obtained with the large frequency separation. It is also shown that scaling the large frequency separation is more sensitive to near-surface effects, but is much less affected by an incorrect mode identification. As a result, one can identify pulsation modes by looking for an l and n assignment which provides the best agreement between the results from the large frequency separation and those from one of the two other methods. Non-linear effects are also discussed, as is the effects of mixed modes. In particular, we show that mixed modes bring little improvement to the mean density estimates because of their poorly adapted kernels. [less ▲]

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See detailTi alloys processed by selective laser melting and by laser cladding: microstructures and mechanical properties
Mertens, Anne ULiege; Contrepois, Quentin ULiege; Dormal, Thierry ULiege et al

in proceedings of 12th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES, MATERIALS & ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING, Noordwijk 20-23 mars 2012 (2012, March)

Selective laser melting (SLM) and laser cladding were developed in the late 1990s as economic layer-by-layer near-net-shape processes allowing for the production – and also, in the case of laser cladding ... [more ▼]

Selective laser melting (SLM) and laser cladding were developed in the late 1990s as economic layer-by-layer near-net-shape processes allowing for the production – and also, in the case of laser cladding, the restoration - of complex parts. Both techniques involve the melting of a metallic powder with a laser. In the case of SLM, the metallic powder is deposited layer by layer and then molten locally according to the desired shape, whereas in laser cladding the metallic powder is projected onto a substrate through a tube coaxial with the laser. In both processes, the metallic melt pools then cool down and solidify very rapidly, thus producing strongly out of equilibrium microstructures that might exhibit high internal stresses. In the present work, efforts have been made to enhance the flexibility of the laser cladding process: a second laser with a maximum power of 300W was installed beside the original laser (with a higher maximum power of 2000W), thus allowing for the processing of parts with thinner walls and/or coatings. Moreover, flexibility was also improved in relation with the geometry of the parts by use of a 5-axes displacement control. Samples of alloy Ti-6Al-4V, that is widely used in the aeronautic industry due to its high specific strength, have been processed both by SLM and by laser cladding. The resulting microstructures have been characterised in details by optical microscopy, SEM and EBSD so as to allow for a better understanding of the solidification process and of the subsequent phase transformations taking place upon cooling for both techniques. The influence of processing parameters such as the orientation of the deposition of the successive powder layers on the mechanical properties was also investigated by means of uniaxial tensile testing performed on samples with different deposition orientations in regard to the direction of mechanical solicitation. Moreover, some of the samples for mechanical testing had undergone an annealing treatment at 640°C for 4 hours to relieve internal stresses, in order to assess more precisely the effect of those stresses on the tensile properties. [less ▲]

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See detail3D thermo-elastic distortion measurements on OSIRIS SiC hardware by holographic interferometry and correlation with finite element models
Thizy, Cédric ULiege; Eliot, Fabienne; Ballhause, Dirk et al

Conference (2012, March)

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See detailPilot Trial of STAR in Medical ICU
Fisk, Liam M.; Le Compte, Aaron J.; Shaw, Geoffrey M. et al

Poster (2012, March)

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See detailInondations en Wallonie, une fatalité ?
Dewals, Benjamin ULiege; Pirotton, Michel ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailApport de la disdrométrie laser au service de la climatologie des hydrométéores
Erpicum, Michel ULiege; Fettweis, Xavier; Jorion, Nicolas ULiege et al

in Carrega, Pierre (Ed.) Actes des journées de climatologie du CNFG : Climat et Société, Thème : climat et eau, Lyon 2011 (2012, March)

analysis of several rainy days with the support of laser disdrometers in temperate climate (Belgium)

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