Birds present better thanks to testosterone 🦜 🎶

Did you know that testosterone makes birds sing better? And that you can also use this knowledge to give better presentations? Jasmien Orije (UAntwerp) explains how that works in this video.
Jasmien Orije

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Science Figured Out lures scientists out of their trusted lab or office space and places them in front of a camera with a clear task: inform the general public in a clear 3-minute pitch about your research!

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What happens in your brain when you are depressed? 😞 🧠

What happens in your brain when you are depressed? That is what Eva Claeys tries to find out. As a researcher in biological psychiatry, she wants to better understand the 'biology of the depressive brain'. 
KU Leuven

Do you sit on your toilet seat all day?

Imagine having to visit the toilet 30 times a day for 'number two'. That's not possible, right? Unfortunately, it's the reality for a lot of patients with rectal cancer who've had rectal surgery. Anne Asnong tries to help these people so that they no longer have to spend their life 'chained' to the toilet seat. 🚽
KU Leuven

How to be prepared for the next pandemic

Wouldn't it be great if you could have your own virus detection facility at home, or even in your pocket? That's what Boshen Liang & his colleagues at imec & Ku Leuven are working on via so-called lab-on-chip technology.

Will an exoskeleton give me superpower?

Industrial exoskeletons can support factory and construction workers in their heavy daily tasks and prevent back pain and other work-related injuries. So why exoskeletons not yet widely used in companies? That's what Shirley Elprama (Imec - VUB) is researching: she talks to companies and informs exoskeleton-designers so that they can build better exoskeletons in the future. 
Op de Beeck
KU Leuven

How to see the invisible?

Have you ever tried to look at something, but it was too small to see? Well, scientists improving your smartphone are facing this issue on a daily basis. Jonathan Op de Beeck (imec - KU Leuven) explains how they are able to 'see' the invisible.
KU Leuven

A crystal ball for solar power

Solar panels are very interesting to invest in, but which technology should you choose? How many panels should you install? And what is the return on investment? Gofran Chowdhury is developing a "crystal ball" to help you decide on the optimal solar technology for your home.

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