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See detailJules Mathieu (1937-1943)
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Raxhon, Philippe (Ed.) Les Gouverneurs de la Province de Liège. Histoire d’une fonction, mémoire d’une action (2015)

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See detailThe aerodynamic cost of head morphology in bats: maybe not as bad as it seems
Vanderelst, Dieter; Peremans, Herbert; Abdul Razak, Norizham et al

in PLoS ONE (2015), 10(3), 0118545

At first sight, echolocating bats face a difficult trade-off. As flying animals, they would benefit from a streamlined geometric shape to reduce aerodynamic drag and increase flight efficiency. However ... [more ▼]

At first sight, echolocating bats face a difficult trade-off. As flying animals, they would benefit from a streamlined geometric shape to reduce aerodynamic drag and increase flight efficiency. However, as echolocating animals, their pinnae generate the acoustic cues necessary for navigation and foraging. Moreover, species emitting sound through their nostrils often feature elaborate noseleaves that help in focussing the emitted echolocation pulses. Both pinnae and noseleaves reduce the streamlined character of a bat’s morphology. It is generally assumed that by compromising the streamlined charactered of the geometry, the head morphology generates substantial drag, thereby reducing flight efficiency. In contrast, it has also been suggested that the pinnae of bats generate lift forces counteracting the detrimental effect of the increased drag. However, very little data exist on the aerodynamic properties of bat pinnae and noseleaves. In this work, the aerodynamic forces generated by the heads of seven species of bats, including noseleaved bats, are measured by testing detailed 3D models in a wind tunnel. Models of Myotis daubentonii, Macrophyllum macrophyllum, Micronycteris microtis, Eptesicus fuscus, Rhinolophus formosae, Rhinolophus rouxi and Phyllostomus discolor are tested. The results confirm that non-streamlined facial morphologies yield considerable drag forces but also generate substantial lift. The net effect is a slight increase in the lift-to-drag ratio. Therefore, there is no evidence of high aerodynamic costs associated with the morphology of bat heads [less ▲]

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See detailAsteroid polarimetry : validation run on the CAPS polarimeter
Devogele, Maxime ULg; Cellino, A.; Massone, G. et al

Conference (2015)

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See detailGilbert Mottard (1971-1990)
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Raxhon, Philippe (Ed.) Les Gouverneurs de la Province de Liège. Histoire d’une fonction, mémoire d’une action (2015)

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See detailJoseph Leclercq (1944-1953)
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Raxhon, Philippe (Ed.) Les Gouverneurs de la Province de Liège. Histoire d’une fonction, mémoire d’une action (2015)

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See detailDéveloppement récent de la culture de l'épeautre en Belgique
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Watillon, Bernard; Bodson, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc "Céréales", édition février 2015 (2015)

L'épeautre est une culture ancienne, pratiquée depuis des siècles, et qui a été progressivement remplacée, comme le seigle, par le froment. Il s'est cependant maintenu modestement dans quelques régions ... [more ▼]

L'épeautre est une culture ancienne, pratiquée depuis des siècles, et qui a été progressivement remplacée, comme le seigle, par le froment. Il s'est cependant maintenu modestement dans quelques régions aux sols plus pauvres et au climat plus rigoureux que ceux qui conviennent le mieux au froment. Les aspects "santé" prenant de plus en plus d'importance dans les pays riches, la bonne réputation de l'épeautre en ce domaine a permis un récent regain d'intérêt pour cette culture, dont les prix se sont envolés au cours de l'année 2014. Cette évolution est-elle durable ou ne sera-t-elle qu'un feu de paille ? [less ▲]

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See detailEtudes sartriennes, n° 19 : Jean-Paul Sartre, Morale et Histoire. Conférence à l’institut Gramsci 1964
Bourgault, Jean; Cormann, Grégory ULg

Book published by Ousia (2015)

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See detailThe “Belgian Tetris”: assessing the political impact of metaphors on citizens’ perception of and attitude towards Belgian federalism.
Perrez, Julien ULg; Reuchamps, Min

Conference (2015)

In the literature, the political impact of metaphors has often been taken for granted from metaphor analysis in political discourse. However, a more global understanding of what this political impact ... [more ▼]

In the literature, the political impact of metaphors has often been taken for granted from metaphor analysis in political discourse. However, a more global understanding of what this political impact could consist of, is still lacking from the current research agenda. To be able to account for how metaphors, through discourses, actively shape the political reality, it is important to look at the relationships between metaphorical discourses and their environment. Based on the idea that metaphors do not only reflect the perceived reality, but also function as cues through which citizens come to understand complex political processes (Bougher 2012), the aim of this study is precisely to look at how specific metaphors might impact on the citizens’ framing of Belgian federalism. To measure the impact of metaphors on the citizens’ political representations and attitudes, we conducted a first experiment among 493 citizens based on an article (including a text and an image) published in the newspaper Le Soir (13-14 July 2013) in which Belgian federalism was deliberately compared to a Tetris game (AUTHORS, submitted). The participants were distributed into four experimental conditions according to the type of input they had been exposed to (respectively no input, text and image, image only, text only), and were asked to perform three interrelated tasks (a free description task, a picture association task and a questionnaire measuring their attitude towards Belgian federalism). The productions of the participants in the description task have been analyzed using keyword analyses and content analyses. The results suggest that the participants who had been exposed to the experimental text tend to differently frame their perception of Belgian federalism (among other things, by highlighting the notion of transfer of competences from the federal state to the sub-national entities). Whereas these results suggest that reading the text might have an impact on the representations of the citizens, they do not allow us to pinpoint the specific role played by the Tetris metaphor itself on these different representations. To further determine to what extent the observed influence of the text on the citizens’ representations can be attributed to the Tetris metaphor, we developed a follow-up experiment for which we produced two versions of the experimental text, namely a version in which the Tetris metaphor remained explicit and a version in which it had been left out. We conducted the experiment among 600 citizens distributed into 3 experimental conditions (respectively no input, original text, original text without explicit reference to the Tetris metaphor). They were asked to achieve the same three tasks as in the original experiment. The results are currently being analyzed and will be the main subject of our contribution. This experimental design should allow us (i) to observe the specific influence of the Tetris metaphor on the integration of textual information and (ii) to assess to what extent it shapes the citizens’ representations of Belgian federalism. [less ▲]

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See detailBiogeochemical processes and buffering capacity concurrently affect acidification in a seasonally hypoxic coastal marine basin
Hagens, M.; Slomp, C. P.; Meysman, F. J. R. et al

in Biogeosciences (2015), 12(5), 1561--1583

Coastal areas are impacted by multiple natural and anthropogenic processes and experience stronger pH fluctuations than the open ocean. These variations can weaken or intensify the ocean acidification ... [more ▼]

Coastal areas are impacted by multiple natural and anthropogenic processes and experience stronger pH fluctuations than the open ocean. These variations can weaken or intensify the ocean acidification signal induced by increasing atmospheric pCO2. The development of eutrophication-induced hypoxia intensifies coastal acidification, since the CO2 produced during respiration decreases the buffering capacity in any hypoxic bottom water. To assess the combined ecosystem impacts of acidification and hypoxia, we quantified the seasonal variation in pH and oxygen dynamics in the water column of a seasonally stratified coastal basin (Lake Grevelingen, the Netherlands). Monthly water-column chemistry measurements were complemented with estimates of primary production and respiration using O2 light–dark incubations, in addition to sediment–water fluxes of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total alkalinity (TA). The resulting data set was used to set up a proton budget on a seasonal scale. Temperature-induced seasonal stratification combined with a high community respiration was responsible for the depletion of oxygen in the bottom water in summer. The surface water showed strong seasonal variation in process rates (primary production, CO2 air–sea exchange), but relatively small seasonal pH fluctuations (0.46 units on the total hydrogen ion scale). In contrast, the bottom water showed less seasonality in biogeochemical rates (respiration, sediment–water exchange), but stronger pH fluctuations (0.60 units). This marked difference in pH dynamics could be attributed to a substantial reduction in the acid–base buffering capacity of the hypoxic bottom water in the summer period. Our results highlight the importance of acid–base buffering in the pH dynamics of coastal systems and illustrate the increasing vulnerability of hypoxic, CO2-rich waters to any acidifying process. [less ▲]

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See detailLe droit américain
Albert, Joanne ULg

Learning material (2015)

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See detailApprendre les sciences sociales par l'image
Jadoulle, Jean-Louis ULg

in Durisch Gauthier, Nicole; Hertig, Philippe; Marchand Reymond, Sophie (Eds.) Regards sur le monde. Apprendre avec et par l’image à l’école (2015)

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See detailEffets du froid sur les stades précoces de développement du maïs (Zea mays)
Riva-Roveda, Laetitia ULg; Périlleux, Claire ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2015), 19(1), 42-52

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See detailFacile deposition of ZnO:Cu films: Structural and optical characterization
Ivanova, T.; Harizanova, A.; Koutzarova, T. et al

in Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (2015), 30

Sol-gel technology has been applied for preparation of ZnO:Cu films. The proposed facile approach allows obtaining a wide variety of copper doped zinc oxide systems, revealing different structural and ... [more ▼]

Sol-gel technology has been applied for preparation of ZnO:Cu films. The proposed facile approach allows obtaining a wide variety of copper doped zinc oxide systems, revealing different structural and optical behaviors. The work presents structural and optical studies depending on Cu concentration and thermal treatments in the range of 500-800°C. The structural analysis is performed by X-Ray diffraction (XRD). It reveals that small Cu addition enhances the film crystallization. Increasing copper concentration results in deterioration of ZnO:Cu crystallization. XRD study manifests no Cu oxide phases in ZnO:Cu film structure for lower Cu additions. For a specific higher copper concentration, an appearance of a small fraction of copper oxide is detected. Vibrational properties have been characterized by FTIR spectroscopy. The effect of the copper introduction into ZnO reveals a slight change of optical properties compared to ZnO films for certain Cu ratios. ZnO:Cu films with higher copper contents manifest different optical behaviors with very high transparency in spectral visible range. [less ▲]

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See detailCombining mesoporosity and Ti-doping in hematite films for water splitting
Toussaint, Caroline ULg; Tran, Hoang Son ULg; Colson, Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2015), 119(4), 1642-1650

(Graph Presented). In this study, we report the synthesis of Ti-doped mesoporous hematite films by soft-templating for application as photoanodes in the photoelectrolysis of water (water splitting ... [more ▼]

(Graph Presented). In this study, we report the synthesis of Ti-doped mesoporous hematite films by soft-templating for application as photoanodes in the photoelectrolysis of water (water splitting). Because the activation of the dopant requires a heat treatment at high temperature (≥800°C), it usually results in the collapse of the mesostructure. We have overcome this obstacle by using a temporary SiO2 scaffold to hinder crystallite growth and thereby maintain the mesoporosity. The beneficial effect of the activated dopant has been confirmed by comparing the photocurrent of doped and undoped films treated at different temperatures. The role of the mesostructure was investigated by comparing dense, collapsed, and mesoporous films heated at different temperatures and characterized under front and back illumination. It turns out that the preservation of the mesotructure enables a better penetration of the electrolyte into the film and therefore reduces the distance that the photogenerated holes have to travel to reach the electrolyte. As a result, we found that mesoporous films with dopant activation at 850°C perform better than comparable dense and collapsed films. [less ▲]

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See detailLearning for resilience: Insights from Cambodia's rural communities
Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULg

Book published by The Learning Institute (2015)

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See detailConceptual metaphors in political discourse : evidence from citizen discourse
Perrez, Julien ULg; Reuchamps, Min

Conference (2015)

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See detailA note on weighted likelihood and Jeffreys modal estimation of proficiency levels in polytomous item response models
Magis, David ULg

in Psychometrika (2015), 80

Warm (1989) established the equivalence between the so-called Jeffreys modal and the weighted likelihood estimators of proficiency level with some dichotomous item response models. The purpose of this ... [more ▼]

Warm (1989) established the equivalence between the so-called Jeffreys modal and the weighted likelihood estimators of proficiency level with some dichotomous item response models. The purpose of this note is to extend this result to polytomous item response models. First, a general condition is derived to ensure the perfect equivalence between these two estimators. Second, it is shown that this condition is fulfilled by two broad classes of polytomous models including, among others, the partial credit, rating scale, graded response and nominal response models. [less ▲]

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See detailCalcium-dependent potassium channels.
Drion, Guillaume ULg; Philippart, Fabian ULg; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg et al

in Jaeger, Dieter; Jung, Ranu (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience (2015)

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