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Life Sciences - Campus - 28.01.2022
A Map for the Sense of Smell
Evolution has structured flies with an energy-efficient olfactory system The distinctive smell of a flower... the unmistakable aroma of coffee... the dangers linked with inhaling smoke fumes. Sensory systems have evolved to provide us with immediate, finely tuned information about the world around us, whether they are color processed through our visual system or certain pitches interpreted through our hearing.

Campus - 26.01.2022
Blockchain as proof of identity
Community Land Trust Brussels wins World Habitat Award VUB experts study and guide global development of community land trusts for affordable housing Wednesday, January 26, 2022 VUB in the media A se

Campus - 19.01.2022
More time for research - teachers say it's about time
More time for research - teachers say it’s about time
The Monash Q Project surveyed 1725 Australian educators, who confirmed that although our teachers highly value research, they don't have adequate time available to engage with research that could lead to better classroom outcomes. The findings have been released in a new report, 'What, why, when and how - Australian educators' use of research in schools'.

Campus - 17.01.2022
University of Glasgow research brings us closer to Robert Burns the man than ever before
University of Glasgow research brings us closer to Robert Burns the man than ever before
His words and poetry are known around the world. Yet more than 250 years after his death, Robert Burns, the man, continues to remain a bit of an enigma to the public. Now academics at the University of Glasgow's Centre for Robert Burns Studies are revealing new insights into the man behind some of the world's greatest known poems and songs.

Life Sciences - Campus - 11.01.2022
Scientists Expand CRISPR-Cas9 Genetic Inheritance Control in Mammals
Biologists achieve gene conversion in male mice, broadening potential for human disease research and environmental applications Nearly three years ago University of California San Diego researchers announced the world's first CRISPR-Cas9 genetic editing-based approach to controlling inheritance in mammals.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 11.01.2022
Researchers study Milky Way’s ’feeding habits’ in search of clues about its origins
Astronomers are one step closer to revealing the properties of dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy thanks to a new map of 12 streams of stars orbiting within our galactic halo. Understanding these star streams is very important for astronomers. As well as revealing the dark matter that holds the stars in their orbits, they also tell us about the formation history of the Milky Way, revealing that the galaxy has steadily grown over billions of years by shredding and consuming smaller stellar systems.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 10.01.2022
Black Hole Devours a Star Decades Ago, Goes Unnoticed Until Now
Every galaxy, including our own Milky Way, has at its center a massive black hole whose gravity influences the stars around it. Generally, the stars orbit around the black hole without incident, but sometimes a star will wander a little too close, and the black hole will "make a meal" of the star in a process astrophysicists have termed spaghettification.

Computer Science - Campus - 05.01.2022
System recognizes hand gestures to expand computer input on a keyboard
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. New program recognizes users' hands beside or near the keyboard and prompts operations based on different hand positions Researchers are developing a new technology that uses hand gestures to carry out commands on computers. The prototype, called "Typealike," works through a regular laptop webcam with a simple affixed mirror.