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See detailXMM-Newton : en route vers une autre décennie de découvertes
Rauw, Grégor ULg

Article for general public (2017)

Au mois de décembre 2016, cela faisait 17 ans que XMM-Newton fut lancé par une fusée Ariane V. Equipé de ses trois modules miroirs comportant chacun 58 miroirs imbriqués les uns dans les autres, XMM ... [more ▼]

Au mois de décembre 2016, cela faisait 17 ans que XMM-Newton fut lancé par une fusée Ariane V. Equipé de ses trois modules miroirs comportant chacun 58 miroirs imbriqués les uns dans les autres, XMM-Newton est à l’affût de l’émission X de sources cosmiques de tout genre. Malgré sa longévité, XMM-Newton reste à ce jour un des observatoires les plus sollicités au monde. Chaque année, les astrophysiciens proposent des programmes d’observation qui totalisent à peu près 6 fois le temps d’observation disponible! La compétition pour les observations avec XMM est donc très rude. Et a priori cela pourrait continuer encore comme cela pendant quelques années. De fait, les réserves de carburant et la performance des panneaux solaires indiquent que la mission pourrait encore fonctionner au moins 10 ans si les budgets le permettent1! [less ▲]

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See detailGlomerular filtration rate in healthy living potential kidney donors: a meta-analysis supporting the construction of the the Full Age Spectrum equation.
Pottel, H; Hoste, L; Yayo, E et al

in Nephron (2017), 135(2), 105-119

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See detailAttack-Prevention and Damage-Control Investments in Cybersecurity
Lam, Wing Man Wynne ULg

Scientific conference (2017, February)

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See detailLa réforme de l'aide juridique : suivez le guide !
Michiels, Olivier ULg; Falque, Géraldine ULg

in Les droits du justiciable face à la justice pénale (2017)

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See detailIntention, image et singularité selon le premier Sartre : réflexion sur les propriétés et les fonctions de l'acte d'imagination
Recchia, Fabio ULg

in Bulletin d'Analyse Phénoménologique (2017, February)

Partant d’une problématisation de la méthode phénoménologique mise en jeu par "L’Imaginaire", nous proposons de relire les développements de ce texte à partir de la perspective offerte par la théorie de ... [more ▼]

Partant d’une problématisation de la méthode phénoménologique mise en jeu par "L’Imaginaire", nous proposons de relire les développements de ce texte à partir de la perspective offerte par la théorie de l’intentionnalité du premier Sartre. Nous tenterons ainsi de dégager l’unité systématique du projet sartrien d’une « phénoménologie de l’image » en le rapportant aux propositions philosophiques posées de manière décisive par "l’article sur l’intentionnalité". Par ce biais, il s’agira également de fixer les propriétés de la conscience imageante, ainsi que les fonctions jouées par l’acte d’imagination dans l’économie générale de la conscience, en particulier dans l’événement de sa personnalisation. De sorte que nous parcourons les tensions reliant l’imagination de la conscience à son ipséité ; tandis que, du point de vue de l’histoire de la philosophie, nous examinerons certaines des torsions qu’appliqua Sartre sur l’analyse husserlienne de l’image afin d’approfondir celle-ci dans la direction d’une philosophie de la liberté personnelle du sujet. [less ▲]

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See detailClinical settings in knee osteoarthritis: Pathophysiology guides treatment
Herrero-Beaumont, Gabriel; Roman-Blas, Jorge A; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in Maturitas (2017), 96

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint disorder and its prevalence increases rapidly during midlife. Complex interactions of genetic alterations, sex hormone deficit, and aging with ... [more ▼]

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint disorder and its prevalence increases rapidly during midlife. Complex interactions of genetic alterations, sex hormone deficit, and aging with mechanical factors and systemic inflammation-associated metabolic syndrome lead to joint damage. Thus, the expression of a clinical phenotype in the early stages of OA relies on the main underlying pathway and predominant joint tissue involved at a given time. Moreover, OA often coexists with other morbidities in the same patient, which in turn condition the OA process. In this scenario, an appropriate identification of clinical phenotypes, especially in the early stages of the disease, may optimize the design of individualized treatments in OA. An ESCEO-EUGMS (European Union Geriatric Medicine Society) working group has recently suggested possible patient profiles in OA. Hereby, we propose the existence of 4 clinical phenotypes – biomechanical, osteoporotic, metabolic and inflammatory – whose characterization would help to properly stratify patients with OA in clinical trials or studies. Further research in this field is warranted. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantitative determination of salbutamol sulfate impurities using achiral supercritical fluid chromatography
Dispas, Amandine ULg; Desfontaine, Vincent; Andri, Bertyl ULg et al

in Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis (2017), 134

In the last years, supercritical fluid chromatography has largely been acknowledged as a singular and performing technique in the field of separation sciences. Recent studies highlighted the interest of ... [more ▼]

In the last years, supercritical fluid chromatography has largely been acknowledged as a singular and performing technique in the field of separation sciences. Recent studies highlighted the interest of SFC for the quality control of pharmaceuticals, especially in the case of the determination of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).Nevertheless, quality control requires also the determination of impurities. The objectives of the present work were to i) demonstrate the interest of SFC as a reference technique for the determination of impurities in salbutamol sulfate API and ii) to propose an alternative to a reference HPLC method from the European Pharmacopeia (EP) involving ionpairing reagent. Firstly, a screening was carried out to select the most adequate and selective stationary phase. Secondly, in the context of robust optimization strategy, the method was developed using design space methodology. The separation of salbutamol sulfate and related impurities was achieved in 7 minutes, which is seven times faster than the LC-UV method proposed by European Pharmacopeia (total run time of 50 minutes). Finally, full validation using accuracy profile approach was successfully achieved for the determination of impurities B, D, F and G in salbutamol sulfate raw material. The validated dosing range covered 50 to 150 % of the targeted concentration (corresponding to 0.3 % concentration level), LODs close to 0.5 μg/mL were estimated. The SFC method proposed in this study could be presented as a suitable fast alternative to EP LC method for the quantitative determination of salbutamol impurities. [less ▲]

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See detailElectro dynamic fragmentation of printed wiring boards as a preparation tool for their recycling
Martino, Rémi; Iseli, Cedric; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg et al

in Minerals Engineering (2017)

The use of Electro Dynamic Fragmentation (EDF) enables selective fragmentation of materials through generating electrical discharges as a means of fracturing. Liberated materials can be thus processed ... [more ▼]

The use of Electro Dynamic Fragmentation (EDF) enables selective fragmentation of materials through generating electrical discharges as a means of fracturing. Liberated materials can be thus processed downstream in a more efficient way especially when value-added End-of-Life (EoL) electronic equipment is recycled. The aim of this study was to assess the benefits of the EDF technology towards processing of EoL printed wiring boards (PWBs) in view their recyclability. Printed wiring boards were comminuted using EDF at three different settings and with a hammer mill for comparative experiment. The products coming out were characterized by optical microscopy, SEM and liberation oriented leaching. Subsamples from the various EDF stages were inspected to investigate the progress of cracks and degree of copper layers exposure. The different energy levels used during the EDF processing have resulted in different degrees of PWBs damages, starting from components removal to entire structure perturbation and size reduction. EDF has resulted in generation of a lesser amount of fines, however the optimal approach in view energy efficient post-processing of the studied PWBs was the combination between single-stage EDF for components removal only with subsequent shredding of the depopulated boards. [less ▲]

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See detailLes acteurs: introduction
Dubois, Christophe ULg

in Hendrick, Aude; Musin, Aude; Rousseaux, Xavier (Eds.) et al Les mots de la justice (2017)

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See detailVictime
Dubois, Christophe ULg; Martin, Daniel

in Hendrick, Aude; Musin, Aude; Rousseaux, Xavier (Eds.) et al Les mots de la justice (2017)

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See detailJustice restauratrice
Dubois, Christophe ULg

in Hendrick, Aude; Musin, Aude; Rousseaux, Xavier (Eds.) et al Les mots de la justice (2017)

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See detailDe Actoren: inleiding
Dubois, Christophe ULg

in Hendrick, Aude; Musin, Aude; Rousseaux, Xavier (Eds.) et al Het verhaal van justitie (2017)

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See detailSlachtoffer
Dubois, Christophe ULg; Martin, Daniel

in Hendrick, Aude; Musin, Aude; Rousseaux, Xavier (Eds.) et al Het verhaal van justitie (2017)

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See detailHerstelgerichte Justitie
Dubois, Christophe ULg

in Hendrick, Aude; Musin, Aude; Rousseaux, Xavier (Eds.) et al Het verhaal van justitie (2017)

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See detailNonlinear Robust Control for Satellite Formation Flying via Adaptive Second-Order Sliding Modes
Cho, Hancheol ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio 5-9 February 2017 (2017, February)

This paper presents a robust adaptive control methodology based on the concept of second-order sliding modes for satellite formation control in the presence of unknown, but bounded uncertainties. By ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a robust adaptive control methodology based on the concept of second-order sliding modes for satellite formation control in the presence of unknown, but bounded uncertainties. By introducing two sliding variables to achieve the concept of second-order sliding modes, a robust controller is designed so that it forces the first sliding variable to converge to a desired error box in a finite time. Then, the second sliding variable is automatically bounded in a much smaller region by sliding mode control theory, thereby considerably improving the control accuracy. The proposed control scheme is of a smooth form and effectively alleviates chattering. An adaptive law that updates the control gain is also presented without a priori knowledge of the uncertainties. Numerical simulations, in which a desired formation configuration is required to be precisely maintained under uncertain mass and external disturbances, are carried out to validate the efficiency and the accuracy of the proposed robust adaptive control scheme developed herein. [less ▲]

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See detailLearning from blind tests: Determining the function of experimental grinding stones through use-wear and residue analysis
Hayes, Elspeth H.; Cnuts, Dries ULg; Lepers, Christian et al

in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports (2017), 11

Abstract Blind tests provide an objective means to evaluate the accuracy of functional interpretations based on the presence of use-wear and residue traces on stone tools. Previous blind tests have ... [more ▼]

Abstract Blind tests provide an objective means to evaluate the accuracy of functional interpretations based on the presence of use-wear and residue traces on stone tools. Previous blind tests have highlighted interpretive errors commonly associated with use-wear and residue analyses leading to significant methodological developments in each of the respective fields. While a number of blind tests have been performed on flaked stone tools, only a single blind test has been published for use-wear on grinding tools. We present the results of a two-part blind test performed on 15 experimental grinding implements that were used in a controlled setting, designed to evaluate the relative importance of residue analysis for determining the worked material (1) when contextual information is available and (2) when contextual information is absent. We argue that use-wear and residue analyses are successful procedures to identify the use of grinding stones, and that residue analysis may be a particularly valuable means for determining the worked material on tools that have insufficient use-wear development. We suggest that residues should be sufficiently abundant to infer use, if we are to avoid the potential confusion caused by contamination. [less ▲]

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See detailThe importance of open data and software: Is energy research lagging behind?
Pfenninger, Stefan; DeCariolis, Joseph; Hirth, Lion et al

in Energy Policy (2017)

Energy policy often builds on insights gained from quantitative energy models and their underlying data. As climate change mitigation and economic concerns drive a sustained transformation of the energy ... [more ▼]

Energy policy often builds on insights gained from quantitative energy models and their underlying data. As climate change mitigation and economic concerns drive a sustained transformation of the energy sector, transparent and well-founded analyses are more important than ever. We assert that models and their associated data must be openly available to facilitate higher quality science, greater productivity through less duplicated effort, and a more effective science-policy boundary. There are also valid reasons why data and code are not open: ethical and security concerns, unwanted exposure, additional workload, and institutional or personal inertia. Overall, energy policy research ostensibly lags behind other fields in promoting more open and reproducible science. We take stock of the status quo and propose actionable steps forward for the energy research community to ensure that it can better engage with decision-makers and continues to deliver robust policy advice in a transparent and reproducible way. [less ▲]

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See detailInflences of biological findings in the field of architectural theory and formal developments in the french landscape of the 1960
Van Rooyen, Xavier ULg

Conference (2017, February)

In 1960, some architects questionned the « Charte d’Athènes » and its principles. They explored the language of architecture in some Congress and took the name of Team X. During their meeting they tried ... [more ▼]

In 1960, some architects questionned the « Charte d’Athènes » and its principles. They explored the language of architecture in some Congress and took the name of Team X. During their meeting they tried to take into account the potential of different finding in sciences. The architects of the Team X group who intervened in France where mostly influenced by structuralist apprach of Levi-Strauss an the biologist François Jacob. In his book la logique du vivant , Jacob introduced some concepts, some vocabulary words which inspired architects. These terms, this architectural grammar is : fabric, cells, DNA, 3d structure. Candilis-Wood-Josic were influenced by Jacob’s book and radio conference at that time and did some projects around theses formal analogies. In our point of view, like Jean Renaudie said, biology findings influenced his vision of the society and contributed to question architecture, its forms, its vocabulary. For us, biological analogies following Jean-Pierre Chupin decription, contributed mostly to the development of the neo avant-garde in the 1960’s in France and the different constructions we can see in the french landscape marked the architectural theory and is widely reused nowadays. Through these conference, we want to demonstrate that hypothesis trhough the work of l’Atelier de Montrouge in which Jean Renaudie worked. [less ▲]

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