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Never before seen fusion of giant black holes!

© Ingrid Bourgault Huge black holes that aren't supposed to merge have ... merged! Thus forming a monster 142 times the mass of the sun. It’s a totally unexpected observation that calls into question the models of black hole formation. UCLouvain’s Sébastien Clesse and Giacomo Bruno...
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Environment

Where’s the water on Venus?

The presence of water on planets composed mainly of rocks and metals, such as Earth, Mars or even Venus, dates back to the earliest stages of their formation. This is shown by numerical simulations by a group of Belgian researchers whose results are published in Nature Geoscience....
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Sciences et technologie

A carbon cage for computer data

Spintronics offers new application possibilities for computer data storage, transfer and processing, but the technology’s main drawback is the instability of spin information transport. In the journal Science Advances, UCLouvain and University of Paris researchers present a carbon...
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Coronavirus : research

Better COVID-19 prevention, detection and treatment

Over just a few weeks, COVID-19 has been ‘invited’ into several research projects at UCLouvain, particularly at the Centre for Applied Molecular Technologies (CTMA), where half a dozen preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic studies are already underway. Unknown six months ago, the now...
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Coronavirus: research

COVID-19: detection and (de)contamination

COVID-19 has been ‘invited’ into several research projects at UCLouvain, particularly at the Centre for Applied Molecular Technologies (CTMA), where several studies or programmes related to environmental and operational research and logistics are underway. UCLouvain researchers...
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