Last 7 days     Results 2781-2800 of 9924.   135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145   Four Ws and one H: Movement ecology of wild boarMorelle, Kevin ; Lejeune, Philippe Conference (2012, October 04)Detailed reference viewed: 12 (1 ULg) Determination of Romanian alfalfa crude protein and crude fiber contents as well as in vitro organic matter digestibility by NIR spectrometryDale, Laura ; Thewis, André ; Rotar, Ioan et alin Scientific Papers. Series D, Animal Science (2012, October 04)Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a high quality forage which has been used worldwide. The superiority of alfalfa lies in its high yield, high protein content and high digestibility. The aim of this study ... [more ▼]Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a high quality forage which has been used worldwide. The superiority of alfalfa lies in its high yield, high protein content and high digestibility. The aim of this study was to develop a simple, fast and non-destructive method, named Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to determinate alfalfa quality. To realize this study, alfalfa samples were obtained from Mănăştur Experimental Station – Farm Cojocna in 2008–2009, in one experiment carried out using randomization blocks design with two experimental factors (mineral fertilization and period of harvest). Alfalfa quality was first determinated on 48 samples by classical analyses: crude protein CP (AOAC, 1990), crude fiber CF (Fiber Cap, FOSS, DK) and in vitro organic matter digestibility OMDrt (DeBoever, 1986). Then the samples were scanned by NIRS. Calibration models were performed by PerkinElmer Spectrum Quant + 4.21 program (USA) on the 48 samples determinated by classical analysis. The results showed fully confirmed by acceptable coefficients of determination and standard error of cross-validation (R2=0.96 for CP, 0.94 for CF, 0.98 for OMDrt and SECV=0.77 for CP, 1.35 for CF, 1.13 for OMDrt). Successful results for prediction of other 176 alfalfa samples were then obtained using these calibration models: SEP=0.869 for CP, 1.058 for CF, 1.058 for OMDrt). The highest CP and OMDrt values of alfalfa were obtained in bud stage (22.0% and 66.0% respectively). While for CF, the highest content was registered in the seed formation stage (46.0%). The NIRS technique offers us the possibility to determinate rapidly and easily Romanian alfalfa important parameters, but the system could also be used for the determination of other constituents. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 60 (8 ULg) Negative parity baryons in the 1/Nc expansion: the three towers of states revisited.Matagne, Nicolas; Stancu, Floarea in Physical Review. D : Particles and Fields (2012), D86We discuss the compatibility between the quark-shell picture and the meson-nucleon scattering picture in large $N_c$ QCD for mixed symmetric $\ell$ = 1 states previously analyzed by using a simple ... [more ▼]We discuss the compatibility between the quark-shell picture and the meson-nucleon scattering picture in large $N_c$ QCD for mixed symmetric $\ell$ = 1 states previously analyzed by using a simple Hamiltonian including operators up to order $\mathcal{O}(N^0_c)$ defined in the standard ground state symmetric core + excited quark procedure. Here we introduce a Hamiltonian of order $\mathcal{O}(N^0_c)$ defined in a new approach where the separation of the system into two parts is not required. Three degenerate sets of states (towers) with the same quantum numbers as in the scattering picture and in the standard procedure are obtained. Thus the compatibility is equally achieved. The eigenvalues of the presently chosen Hamiltonian also have simple analytic expressions, depending linearly on the three dynamical coefficients entering the Hamiltonian. This reinforces the validity of the new approach which had already successfully described excited negative parity baryons in a large energy range. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 12 (11 ULg) Substrats cérébraux des processus moteurs automatiques et inconscientsD'Ostilio, Kevin Doctoral thesis (2012)Detailed reference viewed: 15 (0 ULg) Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Methods for Comparing CFD Results to Experimental MeasurementsAndrianne, Thomas ; Guissart, Amandine ; Terrapon, Vincent et alin Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Integrating CFD and Experiments in Aerodynamics (Integration 2012) (2012, October 03)This work presents a method for quantitative comparison of numerical results to experimental measurements. It is based on the concept of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. This technique is selected in ... [more ▼]This work presents a method for quantitative comparison of numerical results to experimental measurements. It is based on the concept of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. This technique is selected in order to compare the unsteady aerodynamic flows around static and oscillating bodies obtained from wind tunnel testing and numerical simulations. Two dimensional Time-resolved Particle Image Velocimetry measurements are carried out on the upper surface a 4:1 rectangular cylinder. Simulations are performed using unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes and an unsteady Discrete Vortex Method. It is demonstrated that the proposed technique is a good preliminary step for comparing the main characteristics of unsteady aerodynamic data. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 127 (27 ULg) Rapport du groupe d'experts chargé de réfléchir sur l'évolution des relations entre les pouvoirs publiques et les communautés religieuses ou philosophiques au Grand-Duché de LuxembourgMessner, Francis; Husson, Jean-François ; Sägesser, CarolineReport (2012)This report reviews the current relations between public authorities and religious or philosophical communities in Luxemburg, considering historical, legal and sociological aspects as well as a detailed ... [more ▼]This report reviews the current relations between public authorities and religious or philosophical communities in Luxemburg, considering historical, legal and sociological aspects as well as a detailed analysis from the various financing schemes. The second part of the report considers possible developments, in termes of principles as well as alternatives or reforms of the current system. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 34 (2 ULg) A climate analysis tool for passive heating and cooling strategies in hot humid climate based on Typical Meteorological Year data setsNguyen, Anh Tuan ; Reiter, Sigrid in Energy & Buildings (2012), In Press(In Press), Through a newly developed climate analysis tool, this paper examines the potential of improving thermal comfort under the climates of Vietnam thanks to passive strategies. A Building climatic chart for ... [more ▼]Through a newly developed climate analysis tool, this paper examines the potential of improving thermal comfort under the climates of Vietnam thanks to passive strategies. A Building climatic chart for Vietnamese was proposed based on Fanger’s theory [1] and the comfort zone of this chart was then extended by calculating the effects of passive heating and cooling strategies. Typical Meteorological Year weather data are used for extracting and graphically printing of hourly environmental parameters on the psychrometric chart and for climate analysis, subsequently. The limitation and the scope of this method are also specified. The climates of three climatic regions in Vietnam have been used as case studies using all year, seasonal and monthly analysis. The results show that natural ventilation is an effective cooling solution as thermal comfort improvement varies with the climatic zones, increasing from 24.8% in Hanoi, 22.1% in Danang to 32.0% in Hochiminh city. Meanwhile, passive solar heating is only effective under the climate of Hanoi. Direct evaporative cooling also shows great cooling potential for comfort improvement but probable elevated humidity is not expected. Total possible comfort in a year of each location indicates that further climate modification methods are inevitable to achieve comfort during extreme weather conditions, especially in Hanoi. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 64 (14 ULg) Planification successorale : les avancées du Règlement européen relatif aux successionsWautelet, Patrick Conference (2012, October 02)Cette présentation a pour objectif de mettre en exergue les grands principes retenus par le Règlement européen relatif aux successions. Pour ce faire, les règles européennes sont contrastées avec le cadre ... [more ▼]Cette présentation a pour objectif de mettre en exergue les grands principes retenus par le Règlement européen relatif aux successions. Pour ce faire, les règles européennes sont contrastées avec le cadre juridique actuel. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 51 (5 ULg) Simple and Automatic Closed Grinding and Extraction SystemFischer, Christophe ; Lognay, Georges in Journal of Chemical Education (2012)This article describes a simple, automatic, and closed grinding system for small samples using common laboratory equipment that is particularly useful for air-sensitive samples or volatile compounds ... [more ▼]This article describes a simple, automatic, and closed grinding system for small samples using common laboratory equipment that is particularly useful for air-sensitive samples or volatile compounds analyses. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 21 (11 ULg) Le jugement du goût, du gustatif à l’esthétiqueVon Hoffmann, Viktoria Conference (2012, October 02)Detailed reference viewed: 4 (1 ULg) is gender a preoccupation of GGP survey ?Gavray, Claire ; Cardelli, Rebecca Scientific conference (2012, October 02)Detailed reference viewed: 8 (0 ULg) Assessment of non-genetic parameters of the racing performances of Arabian and Thoroughbred horses in AlgeriaTennah, Safia ; Kafidi, Nacer; Antoine-Moussiaux, Nicolas et alin African Journal of Biotechnology (2012)Detailed reference viewed: 150 (57 ULg) Habitat diversity of the Multicolored Asian ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in agricultural and arboreal ecosystems: a reviewVandereycken, Axel ; Durieux, Delphine ; Joie, Emilie et alin Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2012), 16(4), 553-563The Multicolored Asian ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), native to Asia, is an invasive species in many European and American countries. Initially introduced as a biological control agent against ... [more ▼]The Multicolored Asian ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), native to Asia, is an invasive species in many European and American countries. Initially introduced as a biological control agent against aphids and coccids in greenhouses, this alien species rapidly invaded many habitats such as forests, meadows, wetlands, and agricultural crops. This paper reviews the habitats (forests, crops, herbs, gardens and orchards) where H. axyridis has been observed, either during insect samplings or as part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. Studies have referenced H. axyridis on 106 plant taxa (35 arboreal species, 21 crop species, 27 herbaceous species, 11 ornamental species, and 12 orchard species) and have identified 89 plant- prey relationships (34 arboreal species, 16 crop species, 13 herbaceous species, 10 ornamental species, and 16 orchard species) in different countries. Harmonia axyridis is more abundant in forest areas, principally on Acer, Salix, Tilia and Quercus, than in agroecosystems. Some plant species, such as Urtica dioica L., which surround crops, contain large numbers of H. axyridis and could constitute important reserves of this alien species in advance of aphid invasions into crops. This review highlights the polyphagy and eurytopic aspect of H. axyridis. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 69 (12 ULg) WASP-64b and WASP-72b: two new transiting highly irradiated giant planetsGillon, Michaël ; Anderson, D. R.; Collier-Cameron, A. et alE-print/Working paper (2012)We report the discovery by the WASP transit survey of two new highly irradiated giant planets transiting moderately bright stars. WASP-64b is slightly more massive (1.271+-0.068 M_Jup) and larger (1.271 ... [more ▼]We report the discovery by the WASP transit survey of two new highly irradiated giant planets transiting moderately bright stars. WASP-64b is slightly more massive (1.271+-0.068 M_Jup) and larger (1.271+-0.039 R_Jup) than Jupiter, and is in very-short (a=0.02648+-0.00024 AU) circular orbit around a V=12.3 G7-type dwarf (1.004+-0.028 M_Sun, 1.058+-0.025 R_Sun, Teff=5500+-150 K). Its size is typical of hot Jupiters with similar masses. WASP-72b has also a mass a bit larger than Jupiter's (1.410-0.050+0.045 M_Jup) and orbits very close (0.03655-0.00032+0.00039 AU) to a slightly evolved V=9.6 F7-type star (1.327-0.035+0.043 M_Sun, 1.71-0.09+0.16 R_Sun, Teff=6250+-100 K). Despite its extreme irradiation (about 4 10^9 erg/s/cm^2), WASP-72b has a size consistent with Jupiter's (1.01-0.08+0.12 R_Jup) that makes it a possible outlier among the hot Jupiters of similar masses, suggesting a significant enrichment in heavy elements. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 9 (1 ULg) WASP-54b, WASP-56b and WASP-57b: Three new sub-Jupiter mass planets from SuperWASPFaedi, F.; Pollacco, D.; Barros, S. C. C. et alE-print/Working paper (2012)We present three newly discovered sub-Jupiter mass planets from the SuperWASP survey: WASP-54b is a heavily bloated planet of mass 0.636$^{+0.025}_{-0.024}$ \mj and radius 1.653$^{+0.090}_{-0.083}$ \rj ... [more ▼]We present three newly discovered sub-Jupiter mass planets from the SuperWASP survey: WASP-54b is a heavily bloated planet of mass 0.636$^{+0.025}_{-0.024}$ \mj and radius 1.653$^{+0.090}_{-0.083}$ \rj. It orbits a F9 star, evolving off the main sequence, every 3.69 days. Our MCMC fit of the system yields a slightly eccentric orbit ($e=0.067^{+0.033}_{-0.025}$) for WASP-54b. We investigated further the veracity of our detection of the eccentric orbit for WASP-54b, and we find that it could be real. However, given the brightness of WASP-54 V=10.42 magnitudes, we encourage observations of a secondary eclipse to draw robust conclusions on both the orbital eccentricity and the thermal structure of the planet. WASP-56b and WASP-57b have masses of 0.571$^{+0.034}_{-0.035}$ \mj and $0.672^{+0.049}_{-0.046}$ \mj, respectively; and radii of $1.092^{+0.035}_{-0.033}$ \rj for WASP-56b and $0.916^{+0.017}_{-0.014}$ \rj for WASP-57b. They orbit main sequence stars of spectral type G6 every 4.67 and 2.84 days, respectively. WASP-56b and WASP-57b show no radius anomaly and a high density possibly implying a large core of heavy elements; possibly as high as $\sim$50 M$_{\oplus}$ in the case of WASP-57b. However, the composition of the deep interior of exoplanets remain still undetermined. Thus, more exoplanet discoveries such as the ones presented in this paper, are needed to understand and constrain giant planets' physical properties. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 6 (0 ULg) A hot Uranus transiting the nearby M dwarf GJ 3470. Detected with HARPS velocimetry. Captured in transit with TRAPPIST photometryBonfils, X.; Gillon, Michaël ; Udry, S. et alin Astronomy and Astrophysics (2012), 546We report on the discovery of GJ 3470 b, a transiting hot Uranus of mass m[SUB]p[/SUB] = 14.0 ± 1.8 M[SUB]⊕[/SUB], radius R[SUB]p[/SUB] = 4.2 ± 0.6 R[SUB]⊕[/SUB] and period P = 3.3371 ± 0.0002 day. Its ... [more ▼]We report on the discovery of GJ 3470 b, a transiting hot Uranus of mass m[SUB]p[/SUB] = 14.0 ± 1.8 M[SUB]⊕[/SUB], radius R[SUB]p[/SUB] = 4.2 ± 0.6 R[SUB]⊕[/SUB] and period P = 3.3371 ± 0.0002 day. Its host star is a nearby (d = 25.2 ± 2.9 pc) M1.5 dwarf of mass M[SUB]⋆[/SUB] = 0.54 ± 0.07 M[SUB]&sun;[/SUB] and radius R[SUB]⋆[/SUB] = 0.50 ± 0.06 R[SUB]&sun;[/SUB]. The detection was made during a radial-velocity campaign with Harps that focused on the search for short-period planets orbiting M dwarfs. Once the planet was discovered and the transit-search window narrowed to about 10% of an orbital period, a photometric search started with Trappist and quickly detected the ingress of the planet. Additional observations with Trappist, EulerCam and Nites definitely confirmed the transiting nature of GJ 3470b and allowed the determination of its true mass and radius. The star's visible or infrared brightness (V[SUP]mag[/SUP] = 12.3, K[SUP]mag[/SUP] = 8.0), together with a large eclipse depth D = 0.57 ± 0.05%, ranks GJ 3470 b among the most suitable planets for follow-up characterizations. Based on observations made with the HARPS instrument on the ESO 3.6 m telescope under the program IDs 183.C-0437 at Cerro La Silla (Chile).Our radial-velocity and photometric time series are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/546/A27 [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 9 (0 ULg) ORIGIN: metal creation and evolution from the cosmic dawnden Herder, Jan-Willem; Piro, Luigi; Ohashi, Takaya et alin Experimental Astronomy (2012), 34ORIGIN is a proposal for the M3 mission call of ESA aimed at the study of metal creation from the epoch of cosmic dawn. Using high-spectral resolution in the soft X-ray band, ORIGIN will be able to ... [more ▼]ORIGIN is a proposal for the M3 mission call of ESA aimed at the study of metal creation from the epoch of cosmic dawn. Using high-spectral resolution in the soft X-ray band, ORIGIN will be able to identify the physical conditions of all abundant elements between C and Ni to red-shifts of z = 10, and beyond. The mission will answer questions such as: When were the first metals created? How does the cosmic metal content evolve? Where do most of the metals reside in the Universe? What is the role of metals in structure formation and evolution? To reach out to the early Universe ORIGIN will use Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) to study their local environments in their host galaxies. This requires the capability to slew the satellite in less than a minute to the GRB location. By studying the chemical composition and properties of clusters of galaxies we can extend the range of exploration to lower redshifts ( z ˜0.2). For this task we need a high-resolution spectral imaging instrument with a large field of view. Using the same instrument, we can also study the so far only partially detected baryons in the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium (WHIM). The less dense part of the WHIM will be studied using absorption lines at low redshift in the spectra for GRBs. The ORIGIN mission includes a Transient Event Detector (coded mask with a sensitivity of 0.4 photon/cm[SUP]2[/SUP]/s in 10 s in the 5-150 keV band) to identify and localize 2000 GRBs over a five year mission, of which ˜65 GRBs have a redshift >7. The Cryogenic Imaging Spectrometer, with a spectral resolution of 2.5 eV, a field of view of 30 arcmin and large effective area below 1 keV has the sensitivity to study clusters up to a significant fraction of the virial radius and to map the denser parts of the WHIM (factor 30 higher than achievable with current instruments). The payload is complemented by a Burst InfraRed Telescope to enable onboard red-shift determination of GRBs (hence securing proper follow up of high-z bursts) and also probes the mildly ionized state of the gas. Fast repointing is achieved by a dedicated Controlled Momentum Gyro and a low background is achieved by the selected low Earth orbit. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 10 (4 ULg) Ultraviolet Auroral Pulsations on Saturn from Cassini UVISPryor, Wayne R.; Esposito, L. W.; Jouchoux, A. et alin AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2012, October 01)Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) observations of Saturn were obtained on 2009 days 278-280 with the UVIS long slit aligned east-west along the northern auroral oval. Bright quasi-periodic ... [more ▼]Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) observations of Saturn were obtained on 2009 days 278-280 with the UVIS long slit aligned east-west along the northern auroral oval. Bright quasi-periodic localized bursts of UV emission were often observed with 1 hour spacing that slowly moved sub-corotationally along the main auroral arc. We will report on an apparent correlation of the bursts with the locations of Saturn's moons, and a search for other such examples. We will also compare the UVIS results with simultaneous Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) auroral images. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 5 (1 ULg) Préparation de couches catalytiques pour PEMFC à partir de xérogels de carbone.Deschamps, Fabien ; Traina, Karl; Pirard, Jean-Paul et alConference (2012, October 01)Detailed reference viewed: 8 (0 ULg) Xérogels de carbone à base de résorcinol-formaldehyde en tant que matériaux d'anode pour batterie Li-ion : influence de la porosité sur la capacité et le comportement lors des cycles d'insertion-désinsertionPiedboeuf, Marie-Laure ; Léonard, Alexandre ; Khomenko, V. et alConference (2012, October 01)Detailed reference viewed: 10 (1 ULg)