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See detailCycles in the Temperature Data Are Induced by the Sun
Nicolay, Samuel ULg; Mabille, Georges ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg et al

Poster (2009, April)

The presence of two cycles of period of 30 and 42 months approximatively has been observed in temperature records and climatic indices. Moreover, it has been shown that these cycles are statistically ... [more ▼]

The presence of two cycles of period of 30 and 42 months approximatively has been observed in temperature records and climatic indices. Moreover, it has been shown that these cycles are statistically significant. Here we outline the role played by the Sun in the presence of these cycles, observed in time series. To do so, we use IPCC AR4 climatic models, sunspot number data and the Morlet wavelet method. [less ▲]

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See detailConfidence Levels for the Cycles Found in Air Temperature Data
Mabille, Georges ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg; Erpicum, Michel ULg et al

Poster (2009, April)

Recently, new cycles have been observed in air temperature data and proxy series using a wavelet-based methodology. Although many evidences attest the validity of this method applied to climatic data, no ... [more ▼]

Recently, new cycles have been observed in air temperature data and proxy series using a wavelet-based methodology. Although many evidences attest the validity of this method applied to climatic data, no systematic study of its efficiency has been carried out. Here, we estimate the confidence levels for this approach and show that the observed cycles are significant. [less ▲]

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See detailTechnological and Economical Survey of Organic Rankine Cycle Systems
Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg

(2009, April)

This paper presents an overview of current R&D in the field of small and middle scale Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC’s). Major ORC’s applications are described and their technical and economical maturity is ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an overview of current R&D in the field of small and middle scale Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC’s). Major ORC’s applications are described and their technical and economical maturity is analyzed. The paper also emphasizes the selection criteria for the expander and for the working fluid. [less ▲]

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See detailDissuasion nucléaire et Europe. Entre zones grises et zones floues
Dumoulin, André ULg

in Défense et sécurité internationale (2009)

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See detailL'évaluation actuarielle des engagements de pension selon l'IAS 19 et ses perspectives d'évolution
Sougné, Danielle ULg

in Revue française de comptabilité (2009)

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See detailTechnology for a Mid-IR Flagship Mission to Characterize Earth-like Exoplanets
Lawson, P. R.; Absil, Olivier ULg; Akeson, R. L. et al

E-print/Working paper (2009)

The exploration of Earth-like exoplanets will be enabled at mid-infrared wavelengths through technology and engineering advances in nulling interferometry and precision formation flying. Nulling ... [more ▼]

The exploration of Earth-like exoplanets will be enabled at mid-infrared wavelengths through technology and engineering advances in nulling interferometry and precision formation flying. Nulling interferometry provides the dynamic range needed for the detection of biomarkers. Formation flying provides the angular resolution required in the mid-infrared to separately distinguish the spectra of planets in multi-planet systems. The flight performance requirements for nulling have been met and must now be validated in a flight-like environment. Formation-flying algorithms have been demonstrated in the lab and must now be validated in space. Our proposed technology program is described. [less ▲]

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See detailExoplanet Characterization and the Search for Life
Kasting, James; Traub, W.; Roberge, A. et al

E-print/Working paper (2009)

Over 300 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) have been detected orbiting nearby stars. We now hope to conduct a census of all planets around nearby stars and to characterize their atmospheres and surfaces ... [more ▼]

Over 300 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) have been detected orbiting nearby stars. We now hope to conduct a census of all planets around nearby stars and to characterize their atmospheres and surfaces with spectroscopy. Rocky planets within their star's habitable zones have the highest priority, as these have the potential to harbor life. Our science goal is to find and characterize all nearby exoplanets; this requires that we measure the mass, orbit, and spectroscopic signature of each one at visible and infrared wavelengths. The techniques for doing this are at hand today. Within the decade we could answer long-standing questions about the evolution and nature of other planetary systems, and we could search for clues as to whether life exists elsewhere in our galactic neighborhood. [less ▲]

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See detailAre bio and nano likely to be compared? If so, what are the consequences on public participation?
Thoreau, François ULg

Conference (2009, March 29)

Like modern biotechnologies, nanotechnologies are a generic area of research linked with several interconnected disciplinary fields. They may be converted into a large panel of applications. It also ... [more ▼]

Like modern biotechnologies, nanotechnologies are a generic area of research linked with several interconnected disciplinary fields. They may be converted into a large panel of applications. It also brings, with its development, promises of a quite huge potential including important economic opportunities. Both of those emergent technologies also raise important social, ethical or environmental issues. Nevertheless, many substantive differences remain between biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. The former was introduced in society by a time public actors were less sensitive to public participation, as shows the history of parliamentary Technology Assessment. A lack of public participation is often told to have grounded some public opposition to some particular biotechnologies, with the usually quoted case of GMOs. The latter are currently under development in quite other circumstances, as social shaping of technology begins to be widely acknowledged and role played by STS community grows faster. Nanotechnologies deal with more uncertainties and more complexity. So it is commonly accepted that, within their development process, they should include more public participation to avoid some pitfalls of biotechnologies. Still, other differences that context exist between biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. It may be stressed that biotechnologies have left laboratories for a private financial designing of marketable products and that nanotechnologies are just starting to leave laboratories under great public impulsions, with wide public support and funding, as in the case of the National Nanotechnology Initiative in the US. So in the presentation we consider whether, given those differences, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies are likely to be compared. Then we pick a look to potential consequences related to public participation. Should there be more public participation? What for? Should it be driven in a different way? [less ▲]

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See detailInter and intra genetic biodiversity in South East asian rodents: new insights for their conservation
Pagès, Marie ULg; Latinne, Alice ULg; Rivière, Taiana et al

Conference (2009, March 28)

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See detailThe CMC-like behaviour of bile salts as probed by photoexcited Rose Bengal
Seret, Alain ULg; Bahri, Mohamed Ali ULg

in Colloids and Surfaces A : Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2009), 339

The onset of the aggregation process in aqueous bile salt (BS) solutions remains a debated question. This study aimed at investigating this point through the detection of BS monomers and small aggregates ... [more ▼]

The onset of the aggregation process in aqueous bile salt (BS) solutions remains a debated question. This study aimed at investigating this point through the detection of BS monomers and small aggregates using the dye Rose Bengal. Results showed that a few small BS aggregates led to a red shift of the absorption spectrum, while the BS monomer reacted with the photo-induced semi-oxidized dye and decreased its decay rate constant. The dye was dissolved in aqueous solution (10 mmol dm-3 NaOH) of sodium cholate (NaC), deoxycholate (NaDC), chenodoxycholate (NaCDC), dehydrocholate (NaDHC), glycocholate (NaGC) glycodeoxycholate (NaGDC), taurocholate (NaTC), taurodeoxycholate (NaTDC) and the zwitterionic analogue of sodium cholate called CHAPS. BS aggregates were detected at concentrations well below the concentration above which any added bile salt molecules participate in the aggregation process for all trihydroxy bile salts and for CHAPS but not for the dihydroxy bile salts. No aggregation of NaDHC could be observed in the studied concentration range (≤ 10 mmol dm-3). The presence of 150 and 600 mmol dm-3 sodium ions lowered the concentration below which BS are mainly monomers for dihydroxy but not for trihydroxy bile salts. As already proposed by others, the use of the concept of Micellar Dissociation Concentration (MDC) is suggested here instead of the classical Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC). [less ▲]

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See detailPhotoinduced ultrafast local volume changes in intermediate-valence solids.
Diakhate, Momar ULg

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (2009), 79

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See detailVitamin D: interest in non bone pathologies
Cavalier, Etienne ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2009)

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See detailMabo and After: Trauma Envy in White Australia
Delrez, Marc ULg

Conference (2009, March 26)

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See detailL’épistémologie française et le concept de norme : de Canguilhem à Foucault
Bolmain, Thomas ULg

Scientific conference (2009, March 25)

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