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See detailCarte géologique de la Wallonie à l'échelle 1:25.000. Stavelot - Malmedy n°50/5-6
Lamberty, Pauline ULg; Geukens, Fernand; Marion, Jean-Marc ULg

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New geological map of Wallonia that will be published at the scale of 1/25.000, based on a new field work and using previous scientific data produced, since the first edition published in 1899 (Gustave ... [more ▼]

New geological map of Wallonia that will be published at the scale of 1/25.000, based on a new field work and using previous scientific data produced, since the first edition published in 1899 (Gustave Dewalque) at the scale of 1/40,000 by the "Commission Géologique de Belgique" and the second one, published in 1963 (Fernand Geukens) at the scale of 1/25,000 by the Geological Survey of Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailLes élections sacerdotales, sous la République romaine. Un exemple de politisation et de démocratisation ?
Berthelet, Yann ULg

in Hollard, Virginie; Le Digol, Christophe (Eds.) Histoire d'élection(s) (in press)

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See detailExperimental and theoretical analysis of shear bolted connections for tubular structures
D'Antimo, Marina ULg; Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of Constructional Steel Research (in press)

In this paper, numerical and experimental investigations devoted to the evaluation of the bearing resistance of tubular members with gusset plates and through-all long bolts are presented. Unlike lap ... [more ▼]

In this paper, numerical and experimental investigations devoted to the evaluation of the bearing resistance of tubular members with gusset plates and through-all long bolts are presented. Unlike lap shear joints, the analysed connection evidences a reduced confinement of the bearing area associated to the use of long bolts and the presence of a gap in the member, which can lead, consequently, to a reduction of the bearing resistance. In order to investigate the behaviour of shear connections made up of thin and thick SHS (Square Hollow Section) profiles and long bolts, an experimental test campaign including 24 specimens and FE simulations have been conducted. Both experimental and FE results have confirmed the influence of local instability on the hole in bearing resistance of thin profiles and the poor accuracy of the available standards for this particular joint typology. In particular, the performed comparisons have shown that, for thin profiles, EC3 model is likely to overestimate the resistance, while for higher thickness of the SHS conservative predictions are obtained. The present paper presents the conducted experimental and numerical investigations, highlighting at the end the need for a proper formulation able to account for the local instability effect on the bearing resistance. [less ▲]

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See detailX-ray study of bow shocks in runaway stars
De Becker, Michaël ULg; del Valle, M.V.; Romero, G.E. et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (in press)

Massive runaway stars produce bow shocks through the interaction of their winds with the interstellar medium, with the prospect for particle acceleration by the shocks. These objects are consequently ... [more ▼]

Massive runaway stars produce bow shocks through the interaction of their winds with the interstellar medium, with the prospect for particle acceleration by the shocks. These objects are consequently candidates for non-thermal emission. Our aim is to investigate the X-ray emission from these sources. We observed with XMM-Newton a sample of 5 bow shock runaways, which constitutes a significant improvement of the sample of bow shock runaways studied in X-rays so far. A careful analysis of the data did not reveal any X-ray emission related to the bow shocks. However, X-ray emission from the stars is detected, in agreement with the expected thermal emission from stellar winds. On the basis of background measurements we derive conservative upper limits between 0.3 and 10 keV on the bow shocks emission. Using a simple radiation model, these limits together with radio upper limits allow us to constrain some of the main physical quantities involved in the non-thermal emission processes, such as the magnetic field strength and the amount of incident infrared photons. The reasons likely responsible for the non-detection of non-thermal radiation are discussed. Finally, using energy budget arguments, we investigate the detectability of inverse Compton X-rays in a more extended sample of catalogued runaway star bow shocks. From our analysis we conclude that a clear identification of non-thermal X-rays from massive runaway bow shocks requires one order of magnitude (or higher) sensitivity improvement with respect to present observatories. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficacy of Basil-Cabbage intercropping to control insect pests in Benin, West Africa
Yarou, Boni Barthélémy ULg; Assogba Komlan, Françoise; Tossou, Eric et al

in Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences (in press)

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.) is a common vegetable whose production is severely limited by insect pest pressure in Western Africa. This study was conducted during the dry and rainy season in the south ... [more ▼]

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.) is a common vegetable whose production is severely limited by insect pest pressure in Western Africa. This study was conducted during the dry and rainy season in the south Benin to evaluate the potential of tropical basil (Ocimum gratissimum L.) for repelling cabbage pests (Hellula undalis Fabricius, Plutella xylostella L. and Spodoptera litto-ralis Boisduval). In a complete randomized block design with four replicates, the insect infestation were compared between three association modalities: (i) cabbage intercropped with tropical basil, (ii) cabbage plots surrounded by tropical basil and (iii) control (no basil in the cabbage area). The presence of tropical basil near cabbage plots significantly reduced insect pest abundance on cabbage. Damages were also less important on cabbage intercropped with tropical basil. Among both intercropping modalities, alternate rows showed the best results in terms of reducing pest populations and damages than compared to cabbage plots surrounded by tropical basil. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of different hydrocolloids on dough thermo-mechanical properties and in vitro starch digestibility of gluten-free steamed bread based on potato flour
Liu, Xingli ULg; Mu, Taihua; Sun, Hongnan et al

in Food Chemistry (in press)

The effects of hydrocolloids (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), Xanthan gum (XG), and Apple pectin (AP)) at different concentrations on dough thermo-mechanical properties ... [more ▼]

The effects of hydrocolloids (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), Xanthan gum (XG), and Apple pectin (AP)) at different concentrations on dough thermo-mechanical properties and in vitro starch digestibility of gluten-free potato steamed bread were investigated. Results showed that hydrocolloids addition significantly increased the gelatinization temperature (from 52.0 to 64.2 °C) and water absorption (from 56.22 to 66.50 %) of potato dough. Moreover, hydrocolloids may be interacted with protein and starch, the density of potato protein bands was decreased by hydrocolloids addition, the reason might be that higher molecular weight complexes might be formed between proteins-hydrocolloids or proteins-proteins, thus change the protein solubility. Furthermore, steamed breads with hydrocolloids presented higher specific volume and lower hardness, and the rapidly digestible starch and estimated glycemic index were significantly decreased from 45.51 to 20.64, from 69.54 to 55.17, respectively. In conclusion, HPMC and XG could be used as improvers in the gluten-free potato steamed bread. [less ▲]

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See detailInlays
Dolce, Rita; Couturaud, Barbara ULg

in Lebeau, Marc (Ed.) Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean (in press)

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See detailStructural Basis for Plant Plasma Membrane Protein Dynamics and Organization into Functional Nanodomains
Gronnier; Crowet, Jean-Marc ULg; Habenstein, Birgit et al

in eLife (in press)

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See detailElucidating the functions of brain GSK3α: possible synergy with GSK3β upregulation and reversal by antidepressant treatment in a mouse model of depressive-like behaviour
Pavlov, Dmitrii; Markova, Nataliia; Bettendorff, Lucien ULg et al

in Behavioural Brain Research (in press)

positively correlated with floating behavior on the third test. A twoweek- long pretreatment regime with imipramine (7.5 mg/kg/day) or thiamine (200 mg/kg/day), which is known to have antidepressant ... [more ▼]

positively correlated with floating behavior on the third test. A twoweek- long pretreatment regime with imipramine (7.5 mg/kg/day) or thiamine (200 mg/kg/day), which is known to have antidepressant properties, reduced the GSK3β over-expression and decreased floating behavior on Day 5. GSK3α mRNA levels were measured in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex on Days 1, 2 and 5. GSK3α expression was decreased in the prefrontal cortex on Day 2 and increased on Day 5. In this model, GSK3α mRNA changes were prevented by imipramine or thiamine treatment. There was a significant correlation between the expression of the two isoforms in the prefrontal cortex on Day 2 in untreated group. These results provide the first evidence for the potential involvement of GSK3α in depressive-like behaviours and as a target of anti-depressant therapy. Furthermore, the correlations suggest some cross-talk may exist between the two GSK3 isoforms. [less ▲]

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See detailGreek and Latin in the Roman World (100 to 700 AD)
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Pelttari, Aaron; Kelly, Gavin (Eds.) Cambridge History of Later Latin Literature (in press)

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See detailDe automatische toekenning van rechten in de Belgische sociale bescherming. Stand van zaken en opties voor de toekomst
Buysse, Linde; Goedemé, Tim; Janssens, Julie et al

in Pauvreté en Belgique. Annuaire 2017 (in press)

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See detailPrévalence et risque de maltraitance des aînés à domicile en Wallonie : retour sur un dispositif d’enquête
Nisen, Laurent ULg

in "Vieillir aujourd'hui des mo(n)des recomposés" (in press)

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See detailMultiple Gas-Phase Conformations of a Synthetic Linear Poly(acrylamide) Polymer Observed Using Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry
Haler, Jean ULg; Far, Johann ULg; Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg et al

in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (in press)

Ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) has emerged as a powerful separation and identification tool to characterize synthetic polymer mixtures and topologies (linear, cyclic, star-shaped ... [more ▼]

Ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) has emerged as a powerful separation and identification tool to characterize synthetic polymer mixtures and topologies (linear, cyclic, star-shaped,...). Electrospray coupled to IM-MS already revealed the coexistence of several charge state-dependent conformations for a single charge state of biomolecules with strong intramolecular interactions, even when limited resolving power IM-MS instruments were used. For synthetic polymers, the sample's polydispersity allows the observation of several chain lengths. A unique collision cross-section (CCS) trend is usually observed when increasing the degree of polymerization (DP) at constant charge state, allowing the deciphering of different polymer topologies. In this paper, we report multiple coexisting CCS trends when increasing the DP at constant charge state for linear poly(acrylamide) PAAm in the gas phase. This is similar to observations on peptides and proteins. Biomolecules show in addition population changes when collisionally heating the ions. In the case of synthetic PAAm, fragmentation occurred before reaching the energy for conformation conversion. These observations, which were made on two different IM-MS instruments (SYNAPT G2 HDMS and high resolution multi-pass cyclic T-Wave prototype from Waters), limit the use of ion mobility for synthetic polymer topology interpretations to polymers where unique CCS values are observed for each DP at constant charge state. [less ▲]

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See detailA biased random key genetic algorithm applied to the electric distribution network reconfiguration problem
de Faria Jr., Haroldo; Resende, Mauricio; Ernst, Damien ULg

in Journal of Heuristics (in press)

This work presents a biased random-key genetic algorithm (BRKGA) to solve the electric distribution network reconfiguration problem (DNR). The DNR is one of the most studied combinatorial optimization ... [more ▼]

This work presents a biased random-key genetic algorithm (BRKGA) to solve the electric distribution network reconfiguration problem (DNR). The DNR is one of the most studied combinatorial optimization problems in power system analysis. Given a set of switches of an electric network that can be opened or closed, the objective is to select the best configuration of the switches to optimize a given network objective while at the same time satisfying a set of operational constraints. The good performance of BRKGAs on many combinatorial optimization problems and the fact that it has never been applied to solve DNR problems are the main motivation for this research. A BRKGA is a variant of random-key genetic algorithms, where one of the parents used for mating is biased to be of higher fitness than the other parent. Solutions are encoded by using random keys, which are represented as vectors of real numbers in the interval (0,1), thus enabling an indirect search of the solution inside a proprietary search space. The genetic operators do not need to be modified to generate only feasible solutions, which is an exclusive task of the decoder of the problem. Tests were performed on standard distribution systems used in DNR studies found in the technical literature and the performance and robustness of the BRKGA were compared with other GA implementations. [less ▲]

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See detailAmerican Literature and the Toxic Sublime
Lombard, David ULg

Book published by Quodlibet (2018)

According to Jennifer A. Peeples, the “toxic sublime” refers to “the tensions that arise from recognizing the toxicity of a place, object or situation, while simultaneously appreciating its mystery ... [more ▼]

According to Jennifer A. Peeples, the “toxic sublime” refers to “the tensions that arise from recognizing the toxicity of a place, object or situation, while simultaneously appreciating its mystery, magnificence and ability to inspire awe”. As an alternative to the “technological sublime”, which creates awe through the contemplation of human efforts to master the environment, it urges us to consider the negative and noxious aspects of such endeavours. Through her analysis of Edward Burtynsky’s “Manufactured Landscapes”, Peeples introduces a new form of sublime aesthetics, which may also be used as a valuable trope in the study of the relationship between literature and our physical environment. My goal in this study is to extend such considerations to the recent history of American literature, using examples such as Rachel Carson’s “A Fable for Tomorrow” (1962), which describes the invisible “lethal film” made of “systemic insecticides” that converts natural species into carcinogenic poison, thus depicting landscapes as intoxicated “places of beauty” that no longer symbolise human abilities to dominate the environment but rather their lack of control over it. Likewise, in Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise (1985), the protagonist Jack Gladney experiences his daughter’s “utterance” of the car brand “Toyota Celica” as “beautiful and mysterious”, which “str[ikes] [him] with the impact of a moment of splendid transcendence”. Gladney then proceeds to relate his family’s “garbage” to his relatives’ selves as it is a “sign[] of [their] deepest nature”. Jack’s approach to human waste shows that what Cynthia Deitering defines as the “toxic consciousness”—the general awareness of the existence of toxicity in the landscape—is to be associated with the protagonist’s idea of “consumer consciousness”. Indeed, the term toxicity can also metaphorically refer to the “poisoned” nature of our relationship to and perception of specific places, objects, or situations. The viewer in national parks, for instance, tends to see the “sublime landscape” as a “series of picturesque scenes”, which allows him to consume the scene as an “object of artistic consumption”. Such examples point to different but related ways of examining distinct forms of toxicity that characterise our relationship with our physical environment. They also prompt us to examine the problematic nature of technology and progress while dealing with the elusive and paradoxical nature of the technological sublime. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Optimal Control Formulation of Pulse-Based Control Using Koopman Operator
Sootla, Aivar; Mauroy, Alexandre; Ernst, Damien ULg

E-print/Working paper (2018)

In many applications, and in systems/synthetic biology in particular, it is desirable to compute control policies that force the trajectory of a bistable system from one equilibrium (the initial point) to ... [more ▼]

In many applications, and in systems/synthetic biology in particular, it is desirable to compute control policies that force the trajectory of a bistable system from one equilibrium (the initial point) to another equilibrium (the target point), or in other words to solve the switching problem. It was recently shown that, for monotone bistable systems, this problem admits easyto-implement open-loop solutions in terms of temporal pulses (i.e., step functions of fixed length and fixed magnitude). In this paper, we develop this idea further and formulate a problem of convergence to an equilibrium from an arbitrary initial point. We show that this problem can be solved using a static optimization problem in the case of monotone systems. Changing the initial point to an arbitrary state allows to build closed-loop, event-based or open-loop policies for the switching/convergence problems. In our derivations we exploit the Koopman operator, which offers a linear infinite-dimensional representation of an autonomous nonlinear system. One of the main advantages of using the Koopman operator is the powerful computational tools developed for this framework. Besides the presence of numerical solutions, the switching/convergence problem can also serve as a building block for solving more complicated control problems and can potentially be applied to non-monotone systems. We illustrate this argument on the problem of synchronizing cardiac cells by defibrillation. Potentially, our approach can be extended to problems with different parametrizations of control signals since the only fundamental limitation is the finite time application of the control signal. [less ▲]

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See detailIntersubjectivité et anomalies de l’expérience dans la schizophrénie
Englebert, Jérôme ULg; Valentiny, Caroline

Scientific conference (2018, June 13)

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See detailSchizophrénie et perspective en première personne
Englebert, Jérôme ULg; Valentiny, Caroline

Scientific conference (2018, February 28)

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See detailLe travailleur du futur et la loi
Kéfer, Fabienne ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2018)

Le travailleur du futur et la loi A quoi ressemble le travailleur de demain dans un monde où règnent toujours davantage les technologies de l’information ? Cette question est envisagée sous deux angles ... [more ▼]

Le travailleur du futur et la loi A quoi ressemble le travailleur de demain dans un monde où règnent toujours davantage les technologies de l’information ? Cette question est envisagée sous deux angles. Tout d’abord, l’économie numérique a fait naitre de nouvelles formes de production et d’emploi, telles que « l’économie des plateformes » (Uber, Deliveroo, ….). Celle-ci présente divers atouts pour les entreprises et pour les travailleurs, notamment en termes de flexibilité, mais elles est aussi la source de nouvelles formes de travail précaire. Le travailleur de demain est-il un travailleur du numérique sans protection sociale ? Le deuxième angle est celui du travailleur hyperconnecté. Faut-il envisager de créer un droit à la déconnexion ? [less ▲]

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