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A USB stick? In the distant future, a little powder should suffice

Whether you think about bank accounts, YouTube videos or QR codes, everything is saved as zeros and ones, or data, on a computer. The storage equipment available might not be capable of holding all that information much longer.

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Rectoral speech opening academic year 2018-2019

Speech by rector Rik Van de Walle at the Aula Academica on 21 september 2018.

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Ghent University features 14 disciplines in top 100 of World University Ranking

Ghent University features amongst the top 50 in 5 of the 48 subjects in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject: Veterinary Sciences, Sport Sciences, Psychology, Agriculture and Archaeology.

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Scientists discover how to increase both sugar yield and biomass production in the model plant Arabidopsis

To ease the industrial processing of plant biomass into energy, plants are engineered to contain less lignin. Unfortunately, this intervention typically leads to reduced yield. Researchers have now discovered a way to overcome this problem.

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New research projects on carbon capture and utilization

Ghent university coordinates the CATCO2RE and CO2PERATE project, recently financed by the Flemish Government.

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Cover article in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A

The team of prof. Van Der Voort discovered how to tune a metal-organic framework to open and close their pores at a certain CO2 pressure.

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Green Chemistry cover article by the COMOC and INCAT group

Clays are useful catalysts for the conversion of biomass towards chemicals; the team of prof. Van Der Voort wrote a critical review

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