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Denis-Gabriel Caprace wins NCTAM Award

  The Belgian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics was impressed by the quality of the research conducted by Deni-Gabriel Caprace as part of his UCLouvain PhD thesis on fluid mechanics. He is the winner of the 2020 NCTAM Award. Dr Caprace’s thesis focused...
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Aircraft wake surfing to reduce consumption

Like migratory birds, aircraft should be able to benefit from the wake of other aircraft to reduce their energy consumption. This could soon become a reality, thanks to an onboard intelligence system that allows the aircraft to locate itself relative to a predecessor’s wake. Some birds...
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Fragmenting in private

In order to create a new unique being, during reproduction the genomes of the father and mother are divided and recomposed to form a new genome in a process called meiosis. This is precisely what Corentin Claeys Bouuaert is researching in order to detect flaws in the process. His latest...
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Towards more efficient thermoelectric materials

  The study of the thermoelectric effect at the scale of a molecule suggests a strong possibility for improving the efficiency with which certain materials recover heat losses to produce electricity. Observing an electric current in a single molecule is quite complicated,...
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The glass at the centre of Earth

The lithosphere is the shell of rigid rock that forms Earth’s surface, composed of crust and upper mantle, where olivine is the most abundant mineral. Beneath this rigid shell lies the asthenosphere, a ductile layer capable of slowly deforming over geological time. What happens at the...
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