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See detailA combined transmission spectrum of the Earth-sized exoplanets TRAPPIST-1 b and c
de Wit, Julien; Wakeford, Hannah R.; Gillon, Michaël ULg et al

in Nature (in press)

Three Earth-sized exoplanets were recently discovered close to the habitable zone of the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The nature of these planets has yet to be determined, since their masses ... [more ▼]

Three Earth-sized exoplanets were recently discovered close to the habitable zone of the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The nature of these planets has yet to be determined, since their masses remain unmeasured and no observational constraint is available for the planetary population surrounding ultracool dwarfs, of which the TRAPPIST-1 planets are the first transiting example. Theoretical predictions span the entire atmospheric range from depleted to extended hydrogen-dominated atmospheres. Here, we report a space-based measurement of the combined transmission spectrum of the two inner planets made possible by a favorable alignment resulting in their simultaneous transits on 04 May 2016. The lack of features in the combined spectrum rules out cloud-free hydrogen-dominated atmospheres for each planet at 10-$\sigma$ levels; TRAPPIST-1 b and c are hence unlikely to harbor an extended gas envelope as they lie in a region of parameter space where high-altitude cloud/haze formation is not expected to be significant for hydrogen-dominated atmospheres. Many denser atmospheres remain consistent with the featureless transmission spectrum---from a cloud-free water vapour atmosphere to a Venus-like atmosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailRapid Effects of Estrogens on Avian Brain and Social Behavior
Remage-Healey, Luke; Heimovics, Sarah A.; Soma, Kiran K et al

in Pfaff, Donald W; Arnold, Arthur P; Etgen, Anne M (Eds.) et al Hormones, Brain and Behavior (in press)

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See detailFungal biofilm reactor improves the productivity of hydrophobin HFBII
Khalesi, Mohammadreza; Zune, Quentin ULg; Telek, Samuel ULg et al

in Biochemical Engineering Journal (in press)

Production and purification of hydrophobin HFBII has recently been the subject of intensive research, but the yield of production needs to be further improved for a generic use of this molecule at ... [more ▼]

Production and purification of hydrophobin HFBII has recently been the subject of intensive research, but the yield of production needs to be further improved for a generic use of this molecule at industrial scale. In a first step, the influence of different carbon sources on the growth of Trichoderma reesei and the production of HFBII was investigated. The optimum productivity was obtained by using 40 g/L lactose. Carbon starvation and excretion of extracellular enzyme were determined as two main conditions for the production of HFBII. In the second phase, and according to the physiological mechanisms observed during the screening phase, a bioreactor set up has been designed and two modes of cultures have been investigated, i.e. the classical submerged fermentation and a fungal biofilm reactor. In this last set-up, the broth is continuously recirculated on a metal packing exhibiting a high specific surface. In this case, the fungal biomass was mainly attached to the metal packing, leading to a simplification of downstream processing scheme. More importantly, the HFBII concentration increased up to 48.6 ± 6.2 mg/L which was 1.8 times higher in this reactor configuration and faster than the submerged culture. X-ray tomography analysis shows that the biofilm overgrowth occurs when successive cultures are performed on the same packing. However, this phenomenon has no significant influence on the yield of HFBII, suggesting that this process could be operated in continuous mode. Protein hydrolysis during stationary phase was observed by MALDI-TOF analysis according to the removal of the last amino acid from the structure of HFBII after 48 h from the beginning of fermentation in biofilm reactor. Hopefully this modification does not lead to alternation of the main physicochemical properties of HFBII. [less ▲]

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See detailL'Héra de Zeus. Ennemie intime, épouse définitive
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg; Pironti, Gabriella

Book published by Les Belles Lettres (in press)

La figure de la déesse Héra est étroitement liée au pouvoir de Zeus, et par là même à la configuration grecque de la souveraineté. Dans sa figure de déesse en colère, Héra met en œuvre la « querelle » ... [more ▼]

La figure de la déesse Héra est étroitement liée au pouvoir de Zeus, et par là même à la configuration grecque de la souveraineté. Dans sa figure de déesse en colère, Héra met en œuvre la « querelle » (éris) structurante, autrement dit elle est l’« ennemie intime » nécessaire à une bonne gestion du pouvoir. Mais la figure de l’épouse est tout aussi présente et cruciale, dans la représentation grecque de la déesse. C’est en cumulant les statuts de sœur et d’épouse qu’Héra assoit son rôle de souveraine, une souveraine dont le rang n’est pas toutefois absolu, mais relatif à celui du dieu qu’elle côtoie. [less ▲]

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See detailDistances between nested densities and a measure of the impact of the prior in Bayesian statistics
Ley, Christophe; Reinert, Gesine; Swan, Yvik ULg

in Annals of Applied Probability (in press)

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See detailOne step further : an explicit solution to Robbins' problem when n=4
Dendievel, Remi; Swan, Yvik ULg

in Mathematica applicanda (in press)

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See detailNotice brève sur l'ouvrage de O. Dubreucq : L'instruction des laïcs de Jonas d'Orléans
Close, Florence ULg

in Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique (in press)

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de O. Dubreucq : L'instruction des laïcs de Jonas d'Orléans
Close, Florence ULg

in Revue des Etudes Latines (in press)

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See detailComparison of local outliers detection techniques in spatial multivariate data
Ernst, Marie ULg; Haesbroeck, Gentiane ULg

in Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery (in press)

Outlier detection techniques in spatial data should allow to identify two types of outliers: global and local ones. Local outliers typically have non-spatial attributes that strongly differ from those ... [more ▼]

Outlier detection techniques in spatial data should allow to identify two types of outliers: global and local ones. Local outliers typically have non-spatial attributes that strongly differ from those observed on their neighbors. Detecting local outliers requires to be able to work locally, on neighborhoods, in order to take into account the spatial dependence between the statistical units under consideration, even though the outlyingness is usually measured on the non-spatial variables. Many procedures have been outlined in the literature, but their number reduces when one wants to deal with multivariate non-spatial attributes. In this paper, focus is on the multivariate context. A review of existing procedures is done. A new approach, based on a two-step improvement of an existing one, is also designed and compared with the benchmarked methods by means of examples and simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of Dietary Energy on Productive and Reproductive Performance of Algerian Local Rabbit Does and Their Litters
Saidj, Dahia; Ainbaziz, H.; Salhi, O. et al

in Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology (in press)

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See detailDo countries of origin contribute to socio-cultural integration of migrants abroad?
Gsir, Sonia ULg

in Fargues, Philippe; Weinar, Agnieszka; Di Bartolomeo, Anna (Eds.) et al From Home to Home? How countries of origin impact immigrant integration outcomes (in press)

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See detailInfectivity of a recombinant murine norovirus (RecMNV) in Balb/cByJ mice
Mathijs, Elisabeth; de Oliveira-Filho, Edmilson; Dal Pozzo, Fabiana ULg et al

in Veterinary Microbiology (in press)

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See detailTeletê peut-elle être déesse ? Note épigraphique (SEG 50, 168)
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Mètis : Revue d'Anthropologie du Monde Grec Ancien : Philologie, Histoire, Archéologie (in press)

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See detailWhom do architects design for in design competitions? A case study
Verhulst, Lore; Elsen, Catherine ULg; Heylighen, Ann

in Journal of Design Research (in press)

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See detailPrudence et ruse comme capacités d’action managériale et politique. Le cas des équipes de direction pénitentiaire belges
Dubois, Christophe ULg

in Sociologie (in press), 7(4),

This paper aims at analysing the work of prison management teams. Working in organizations that are mainly "auto-regulated" by prison guards, governors’ teams have to cope, for the last fifteen years ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at analysing the work of prison management teams. Working in organizations that are mainly "auto-regulated" by prison guards, governors’ teams have to cope, for the last fifteen years, with a heightened control exercised by the central administration. This “regulation of control” (Reynaud, 1988) is inter alia justified by the endemic phenomenon of overcrowding and the increasing interdependency between prisons and their environment. Despite the constraints implied by these shifts, prison governors preserve some autonomy through two types of deliberative practice allowing them to influence - marginally and ethically – prison organizations and policies. The first one, called practical wisdom or prudence (Champy, 2012), lies in the subtle bypass of the rules in uncertain situations; the second one, called cunning, or ruse (Lécu, 2013), consists in denouncing the hypocrisy of some political discourses with the help of some external partners. [less ▲]

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See detailPolitical and civic participation in host countries from the country of origin perspective
Gsir, Sonia ULg; Gabrielli, Lorenzo; Zapata-Barrero, Ricard

in Fargues, Philippe; Weinar, Agnieszka; Di Bartolomeo, Anna (Eds.) et al From Home to Home? How countries of origin impact immigrant integration outcomes (in press)

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See detailThe role of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
GREGOIRE, Céline ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg; BRIQUET, Alexandra ULg et al

in The Biology and Therapeutic Applications of Mesenchymal Cells (in press)

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See detailA Stochastic Multi-scale Model For Predicting MEMS Stiction Failure
Hoang Truong, Vinh ULg; Wu, Ling ULg; Paquay, Stéphane et al

in Micro and Nanomechanics (in press)

Adhesion is an important phenomenon in the context of MEMS for which the surface forces become dominant in comparison with the body forces. Because the magnitudes of the adhesive forces strongly depend on ... [more ▼]

Adhesion is an important phenomenon in the context of MEMS for which the surface forces become dominant in comparison with the body forces. Because the magnitudes of the adhesive forces strongly depend on the surface interaction distances, which in turn evolve with the roughness of the contacting surfaces, the adhesive forces cannot be determined in a deterministic way. To quantify the uncertainties on the structural stiction behavior of a MEMS, this work proposes a “stochastic multi-scale methodology”. The key ingredient of the method is the evaluation of the random meso-scale apparent contact forces, which homogenize the effect of the nano-scale roughness and are integrated into a numerical model of the studied structure as a random contact law. To obtain the probabilistic behavior at the structural MEMS scale, a direct method needs to evaluate explicitly the meso-scale apparent contact forces in a concurrent way with the stochastic multi-scale approach. To reduce the computational cost, a stochastic model is constructed to generate the random meso-scale apparent contact forces. To this end, the apparent contact forces are parameterized by a vector of parameters before applying a polynomial chaos expansion in order to construct a mathematical model representing the probability of the random parameters vector. The problem of micro-beam stiction is then studied in a probabilistic way. [less ▲]

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