Ordering beads to revolutionize chemistry

A metal tube and microscopic beads. That's basically what you need to 'dissect' the molecules in any given sample, such as blood, yoghurt or medicines. Nathaniel Berneman (VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) explains how this technique works and how he wants to improve this.
Zomignani Barboza

Undesirable migrants: should they stay or should they go?

If a criminal comes to your country and wants to stay: do you think your government should allow him to? ​​​​​​​Júlia Zomignani Barboza sheds some -legal- light on this matter.

Leg prosthesis allows people to walk normally again

Joost Geeroms is working on a new kind of -active - leg prosthesis to make it easy for people to step again after an amputation.

Good versus evil. You are NOT free to choose! 😇 👿

If you are good, you get rewarded. If you are bad, you get punished. That's how, simply put, our justice system works. Simple right? Not really...
KU Leuven

Your laws? My laws? Our laws!

Computer scientist Ingmar Dasseville (KU Leuven) tries to ensure that our tax money is spent more efficiently. How? By developing computer languages that our government can use, for example, to develop more efficient and thus cheaper tax software.
KU Leuven

How to feel at home in a strange place

Imagine you are forced to flee your home and have to resettle in a strange place. Awful thought, isn't it? Well, every day 44,000 people are forced to leave their homes... Tian Shi looks at how Hmong people, an Indochinese refugee group, settled in Europe in the 1970's after the Vietnam war.
Salazar Marcano
KU Leuven

Breaking down barriers between chemistry and biology

"In science, we tend to look at the world like it's a messy room that needs organizing. We divide things into boxes, such as the biology box or the chemistry box." David Salazar Marcano wants to break down these barriers in order to develop new biomaterials
KU Leuven

Bubbles in rock: clues from ancient fluids

Each rock really has a story to tell about events that occurred on our planet”, according to Brazilian geologist Fernando Araujo. Listen to his story about fascinating and colorful pegmatite rocks
KU Leuven

The pot of gold at the end of the decision

Marjolein Deryck (KU Leuven) build bridges between academia and industry. How? By translating the knowledge of experts into customized computer systems, so that companies, but also governments, can make decisions more efficiently.
KU Leuven

Indigenous languages: what do they tell us?

Did you know that there are about 7,000 languages in the world? And that more than 2,600 of these languages are in danger of extinction? With every language that disappears, we lose a unique part of the rich diversity that exists in human languages. That's why Dana Louagie studies Aboriginal languages.
KU Leuven

Understanding ageing to grow old ... and healthy

Modern medicine and living standards have allowed us to reach an older age. But one important question still remains: are these extra years also healthy years? Lucas Mergan hopes to find clues to an older & healthier life by studying a ... worm.
Van Der Gucht
KU Leuven

Retrain your pain

Pain is our body's alarm system. It warns us if there is something wrong with our body. Pain can therefore be very useful, but sometimes also very misleading...